Friday, August 26, 2005

silly me

i put a dvd movie into the dvd player and press play. the room was filled with chinese instrumental music with no video on the tv. and the player was making noise reading the disc. it's so strange. this has never happened before. i stopped the player and ejected the disc. surprise, surprise! when i took the disc out, i found it strange why the disc is so thick. only then did i realise that there's 2 disc smacked together. so the player was playing my dad's cd just now. i didn't look when i put the dvd in. hahaha! and i thought i got cheated by the dvd seller.

guess i really do need a break but next month's schedule too tight. sigh!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

beautiful penang

it feels so nice taking a ferry ride in the morning with clear skies and gentle breeze. instead of rushing over on the bridge, you get to relax and enjoy the ride. i think i'll make ferry ride a must have when i visit next time. as usual, the food in penang is awesome. this time, i didn't get to have any of those famous hawker food; fried keow teow, laksa, penang mee, etc etc. instead i get to have good seafood. my client brought me to this seafood restaurant that serves tasty chicken wings, super sweet 'la la' and they even have fried ice cream in a doughnut dough! however, i definately won't know how to get there again. then for last night's dinner, we had steak and ribs at one of the restaurants along burma road. when i looked at the menu, i was quite surprised at the type food they serve. good food there as well. we went to this teow chew restaurant at chai leng park for lunch today. the soup base for their porridge and noodles is delicious. and they are plenty of seafood in there as well. too bad i couldn't stay for the weekend, just too much work needs to be done at the office. really feel like taking a break and stay here for a few days. next weekend maybe?

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Friday, August 12, 2005

FedEx Furniture

"Most of us have been there. You can just barely afford to pay the rent. But forget about buying furniture -- not if you want to eat, anyway.

Jose Avila recently found himself in just that predicament. Although he has a good job as a software developer, he's locked into two rents after moving to Arizona, and has no extra cash for an Ikea shopping spree. But instead of scouting street corners for a ratty, unwanted couch, Avila got creative and built an apartment full of surprisingly sturdy furniture -- out of FedEx shipping boxes."

Source: Wired News

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