Friday, June 28, 2013

Harassment : Prank Call 7

On 26 June 2013, the moron called again. It wasn't an accidental call. The phone rang till the telco answering machine message was activated. A.k.a " The number you have dialled, is currently unavailable or out of the coverage area. Please try your call again". After a couple of minutes, he called again. The moron seems to be having a great time. Pathetic fool.
                                                                                           On a lighter note, my friends have been teasing me. Saying that this harasser is a secret admirer of mine. Anyway, I came across this comic strip which kind of fits this situation. No, I didn't draw that. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

3G vs LTE

I've been putting off in getting myself a decent phone for a while. It started with iPhone. Since my wonky old Jurassic age phone was dying, I thought of getting a new one. Not being a heavy user, I didn't like the notion of being tied down by a contract with an exorbitant monthly fee when I hardly yak for hours on the phone. Back to the story. It all started with the legendary iPhone. People (namely nanny goats in the family) have been advising me against getting an iPhone. They're against me having anything anyway. Might as well be Amish. Anyway, when iPhone 4 came out, I wanted to get the phone without the plan. But unfortunately, the apple stores here don't sell them. Only the telcos have them. I was eager to ask whoever who is visiting America or any overseas country to help me get one. Again the impromptu advisors were quick with their brilliant advise that the phone won't work in our country if it's bought overseas, yada, yada. So fine. I'll wait for iPhone 5, which took donkey years to release. Then the sudden passing of Steve Jobs, everything kind of stalled. Then samsung's S3 came along. I was keen on getting it too. Again, a lot of commentary (which nobody asked for )from the advisors. So S3 came and went. Long story. A whole lot of nitty gritty details in which I do not wish to dwell in. So now the S4 is out. First, with the 3G version. Then now, the LTE version. I seriously don't know what's the difference between these two. Im a noob in technology. So if I were to get the 3G version, does that imply that it won't be able to support the 4G when it becomes more common? My concern is that the telcos might be switching to 4G real soon. I don't want my new S4 to be obsolete 3 months down the road. Not to mention the S4 comes with a hefty price tag. The 3G version is retailing  at $2199, whereas the LTE version is retailing at $ 2399/2499(can't remember which). Which is a better choice? The 3G or the LTE? Why do the telcos always have to complicate things? Samsung, why do you have so many variations of the same model? Why do you keep churning out products every quarter? To buy or not to buy? Which one to get?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Les Miserables

Which would you prefer? To be rich and miserable, or to be poor and miserable? 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Prank Call 6

On Sunday, 16 June, the bugger called again. He called thrice. A friend of mine contacted me when I posted the predicament on the bugger on fb. We were "talking" when the bugger called continuously. So, I mentioned it to that friend. Without telling me beforehand, he dialled the bugger's number. But the phone was switched off. Shortly after that, the bugger called him back. Twice. Both times the bugger didn't utter a word. Merely breathing through the phone. My friend then told me about it. I'm glad to know that there is still someone who cares enough to help me. Out of the many people in my friend list, only one person reached out to help. Very touched by that. He could have just done what everyone else did. Which is do nothing. But he took the risk and called the bugger, who could possibly be a gigolo, psychopath, or a serial killer. Words could not express my gratitude. All I can say is thank you, for lending a hand in times of distress. On the bright side of thing, this bugger's sick prank got us talking again after so long.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

So It Has Come To This

I contacted the telecommunications company to solve the prank call issue. I was told that they can't block incoming calls. Neither could they let us know who the culprit is. Their solution to the problem is that a police report be lodged. I wanted to solve it amicably, but it seems that I don't have any choice but to lodge a police report. Anyway, I posted what the telco told me on fb. Guess what, the culprit got frightened ( he/she knows that they're in deep shit now) and stopped calling. Proves that I was right about this person being in my friend list after all. Too late to be sorry now. Karma is going to hunt you down. You will have to own up to your doings. Joke's on you now.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Fun Sized Bak Chang

Earlier in the evening, a friend of my dad dropped by to give us some dumplings. This is the first time I've seen tea cup sized bak Chang ( a.k.a meat dumpling). It doesn't taste that nice though.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Prank Call 5

After a short hiatus, I thought the prank calls has come to an end. He has not called in a while ( last call was on 27 May 2013). Yesterday (8 June 2013), he was back in action. At 3.35 pm, 019-9122966 called again. This time around, I picked up but remain silent. He mumbled something, which I tried to hear in which language this donkey is speaking, but it was quite soft. My guess is BM. Then he hung up. I don't know what he wants or what he's up to. But this whole prank calling thing is very irritating. He calls as and when he pleases throughout the day. So I made another post on FB. I mentioned that 019-9122966 called again. This time though, I picked up but remained silent. After a while he hung up. So how do you like a taste of your own medicine? Some friends of mine suggested that I lodge a police report against this guy for harassment. My guess is, it will not be feasible since he didn't threatened me but just call persistently. I am contemplating on complaining to maxis regarding this issue. Chances are, no action will be taken. Sometimes I just wish that I know someone influential and with power. When situations like this arise at least something could be done. I just wish that there's someone who cares about me. 😟

Thursday, June 06, 2013


Having allergy attack again. Mild one this time. Sigh. When will this come to an end? 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Oddly Shaped Cereal

I was having cereal just now when I came upon this oddly shaped cereal. Initially I thought it was broken pieces of stars. But when I come across more pieces of this peculiar shaped cereal, I picked them out and lay them in line. Some might not get it. Well, if you happened to visit 9gag, you will come to realise that these oddly shaped cereal resemble the symbol for dick (@ male genital) that is widely used on the Internet. The cereal designer obviously didn't think it through or didn't conduct market survey when coming up with the blueprint and manufacturing the oddly shaped cereal.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Sometimes I wonder what's my worth to others. I value and cherish each person who is a friend. But could I expect the same from others? Over the years, I've come to realise that, it doesn't matter how long you've known a person. At the end of the day, if you mean nothing to that person, regardless of how long you've known each other or how long that friendship has been, it all boils down to nothing.