Saturday, May 29, 2004

photo of the day

A picture taken with my Zire 72 yesterday, when i got stuck in a massive traffic jam near hartamas.

young hearts

as i'm sitting in this cafe, busting my brains out trying to remember facts and figures, i observe the constant stream of college boys and girls coming and going out of this place. among themselves, they act without boundaries. the boys surprise the girls from behind with big hugs. the girls prop themselves on the boys' laps as a greeting. i feel like an old grandma as i notice myself giving them the, as people would say "pandangan slack". i look at the four multi-racial boys sitting outside, with heaps of books and files in their hands, smoking their lungs out. the girls would walk in and out of this cafe, wearing tight jeans and tops that resemble handkerchiefs, babbling in their loud american accent (probably perfected by watching re-runs of Sex & the City and Friends). i try not to be judgmental, but i am.

i should get back to my studying.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


endless procrastination in writing my football paper has brought me to D-day minus 2. It's due on friday. and i'm only 30% done. and i'm still watching Shrek 2 tonight. writing this paper has started me thinking. is it just the quality of our football games that is stopping us from becoming one of the most watched leagues in the world? it didn't used to be this way. 10-15 years ago, mokhtar dahari, dollah salleh and zainal were the kings of football. now it's beckham..ronaldo. even in newspapers we get more coverage of foreign football matches compared to local ones. and it's not only football. take badminton as another example. i remember in boarding school, we all got exemptions from our evening preps so everybody can sit in the great hall to watch the Thomas Cup finals. we all remembered the names of all the Sidek brothers. but nowadays, if somebody asks, "when's the next Thomas Cup?" The usual answers you get are "tak tahu?" or "thomas what??". not that many people even ask that question, i think.

i it just the lack of talent of our local atheletes, or can we push some of the blame on the severe lack of publicity? then again, if there was no demand, there would be no publicity. could artificial demand be created in order to revive the spirit we had a decade ago?

Monday, May 17, 2004

Death by Chocolates

A trip down to KL last Saturday ended with a superb dinner buffet at Shangri-La's Cinnamon Cafe. The choice of food was endless. Cold cuts, indian, chinese, italian, etc. I just didn't know where to start. As I was making my rounds, i found a chef, hidden in a corner, serving noodles. But best of all, the famous Chocolate Fountain. Dip anything you want through the fountain, biscuits, grapes, strawberries, kiwi fruit, dates, bananas. It was superb! I even dipped my chocolate tart in the fountain. mmmm yum! The buffet is a bit too expensive (about RM90 i think), so if you decide to go, make sure you go with an empty stomach.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Machai Paradise

I'm suddenly bogged down with things to do. School work, office work, social obligations, etc. We complain we we're bored, we complain when we have too much to do. We humans will never be satisfied with what we have.

Feline update: Cats fully migrated to new home. They seem unhappy sitting in the cage all day.

Movie update: Van Helsing alright, Taking Lives worth the money, Starsky & Hutch absolutely funny!

Streamyx question - who do you have to know in Telekom to get requests moving in there? If you have an answer, leave me a note. I can't live without streamyx. Got things to download, things to upload and research to be done.

Friday, May 07, 2004

Zire 71 Update

The Zire 71 has been sold. I have now upgraded to Zire 72, which is much much much cooler, in terms of looks and functionality. The camera is 1.2 megapixels, instead of the measly 0.3 MP on its predecessor. It can also record video. It's got bluetooth (not that I extensively use it..hehe). It's much sleeker than the old zire, and the color is much nicer. The only thing i don't like about it is the power button, which seems to be difficult to press. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase.

Here's a sample

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Zire 71 For Sale

I'm selling my Zire 71. Bought on 26th June 2003. Unit replaced with a new one in January 2004. Warranty ends in June 2004. It's a cool, fun toy for people who don't care about bluetooth, wireless and things like that. You get the standard pack (unit, charger, casing, installation CDs, owner's manual, box). On top of that, you'll get the 2-in-1 USB synchronizer and charger, worth RM65. All for RM 500.

I'm selling it because I'm upgrading to another palm. This unit works like new. It's also supported by PDA Expert (Midvalley), so you can go see them to get software, etc. If you're interested, email me at

For more info, check out the Zire page.