Tuesday, May 17, 2005

bad bad week

and it's only begining of the week! my ibook was working fine in the morning, then instead of switching it off, i closed the lid and left it to sleep. an hour or two later, i open the lid again but the light on the display doesn't come back. i closed the lid, and open it up again but still no light. so i switched it off. the next day, i turned it on and i can faintly see the login screen through the darkness. :( hope it's nothing major. planning to bring to it to fix tomorrow morning.

my tire got punctured yesterday. my car was parked at my client's building and when i got to my car after the meeting, i noticed that it's flat. luckily i managed to call my colleague for help. he came over and helped me changed the tire. while i was waiting for him to arrive, it occured to me that about 2 years ago, he too helped me when i was involved in an accident. anyway, when i brought the tire to the tire shop this morning, they said the cut on the tire looked like it was done on purpose. i'm shocked! my car was properly parked at a parking spot so why would someone do that to me?

Saturday, May 14, 2005


that's the amount i paid to fill up my 'lil car's gas tank a few days ago. i never thought a small car needs over 50 bucks of gas. and it only lasts for like 10 days, which does not include going out on weekends. this (10 cents per litre) is the most significant increase in gas prices so far and rumour has it that it'll be increased again. sigh! too bad there's no train stations around my home or workplace.

this past week has been a lot better; shorter working hours, less stress, one surprise deadline which we managed to handle well, and more time spent with loved ones. :)

there are still quite a number of minor stuffs that needs to be done for marine to rollout on june 1st. target to complete in 2 weeks. also, client wants me to travel with them to demo the system. it would be a nice break for me but with so many projects on hand, i might get someone to go instead.

Thursday, May 12, 2005


You Consider Love To Be 85% Idealistic, 71% Positive, and 14% Important.

You are the Idealist. You view love as positive and idealistic. You most likely consider sex without love to be something abhorrent. Love for you is more than just a physical sensation. Not only that, but you see love as something wonderful and great, and you are very optimistic about it. Strangely enough, however, you have priorities elsewhere. Romantic love is not something you see as very important in your life. Perhaps you are more concerned with success, philosophy, friends, and so on. In short, you see love as wonderful and idealistic, but do not necessarily see it as something essential to living a wonderful life.
The Love Personality Test written by saint_gasoline on Ok Cupid

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Shower in the dark

Power went out when i was in the middle of a shower last night. So had to shower in complete darkness as the bathroom is in the middle of the house. When I got out of the shower, my family had just lit up the house with candles. I got a torch light and went to my room to dress.

Couldn't do anything, not even sleep as my hair was wet. Thought of going online with my ibook but no power means no wireless broadband. Furthermore, cell phone was running low on battery and was only charging when the power went out. Ended up flipping the papers with a candle next to it. Was already feeling tired and sleepy. Luckily power came back up 2 hours later. Quickly blow dry my hair and went to bed. When I was just falling asleep, colleague called to ask about the outcome of the earlier meeting. Still slept soundly after that and took a long time to get off bed this morning. Hair was in a mess!