Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bullet-point updates



Ada beberapa perkara saya nak rekodkan di dalam blog pada hari ini:

  • Hari ini, harapnya Encik Supervisor saya yang hensem itu telah menanda proposal saya, maka saya boleh teruskan dengan penyiapan persembahan slides saya untuk pembentangan saya yang pertama 2 minggu lagi.

  • Hari ini ada LAGI kejutan coklat di atas meja pejabat saya, pemurah betul officemate saya! Hari-hari bagi coklat. Semoga dia bergumbira di Scotland (dia nak pergi main ski di sana).

  • Saya isythiharkan esok adalah hari cuti am bagi saya, maka saya tak perlu ke sekolah, cuma ke perpustakaan (hantar buku, pinjam buku..bukan baca buku) dan berjalan-jalan beli baju di High Street (si dia dah bagi kebenaran..kan kan ??)

  • Pagi ini, saya dapat parcel saya hasil daripada belian atas talian. Saya beli cafein yang diletakkan di dalam botol yang ada bebola besi yang boleh disapu pada mata, lalu hilang lah 'panda eyes'. Namanya Garnier Caffein Roll On. Saya sentiasa ada masalah hitam mata keliling. Huhu.
  • Esok hari, saya dan dia, insyaAllah akan pulang ke 'kampung' kami yang terletak 'cuma' lar 5 jam dari sini. Huhu. Doakan kami selamat pergi dan selamat kembali dan cuaca elok sepanjang perjalanan. Amin.
Bunga di Aylesbury ('kampung')

p/s: syukur, hilang sudah bau kari di teratak kami.

Proton Lotus Hybrid, McLaren Hypercar and Lexus Hatchback

Even though the news have reporting a lot of workers' strike throughout Europe, and the business news saying that the end is still not near... These three car maker is going to release new car like the economy has nothing to do with them.

The first one would be our pride and joy Proton! They are going to release a new hybrid powered car. Well done there Proton. The buying of Lotus has surely make another statement.

Proton Lotus Hybrid

The car is powered by motors and supported by petrol too. However, you can bypass the use of oil definitely by plugging in the car for battery charging.

The design would be by ItalDesign, and the engine is Lotus. Well, it's not a thoroughbred Malaysian... but you must remember that the money that make this all doable came from the hard strived Malaysian tax payers.

Well done Proton, well done Malaysia. I just hope that this car would be a hit... I personally might consider one if the price is reasonable.

The second car in consideration is the McLaren Hypercar. I do think that this would be the second generation of McLaren F1. However, having McLaren saying that it's a Hypercar (supposedly better than Supercar), this car should make a statement when it is out on the streets.

McLaren Hypercar

The view from behind is quite beautiful. I do feel some American car style is adopted in this car design. The car would be released on 18 March 2010. I don't know whether the driver's seat is still in the middle like McLaren F1 car.

The third car is the Lexus hatchback! Why on earth that they make this car... I thought that people with money usually demands for a big room for placing their golf clubs.

Lexus Hatchback

Hmm... whatever it is, Toyota has been in a lot of stress right now. I'll just let them go with this one.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bau-bauan


Rumah kami kecil sahaja, ruang tamu bertemu dengan dapur terus. Maka, apa yang kami masak, memang lar 'semerbak' seluruh rumah. Tapi kami ada fan dapur tu, memang wajib kami turn it on each time memasak. Selama ini tiada masalah, sehinggalah kami memasak kari ikan baru-baru ini. Biasanya masak kari, baunya akan hilang in a few hours.

Tapi, kali ni, berhari-hari bau kari ikan seluruh rumah. Isk2..kadang-kadang, rasa macam bau tu melekat pada badan. Sekadar psychology atau memang yer. Takkan nak suruh officemate tolong baukan pulak. Hurm hurm. Kami dah sembur febreeze seluruh rumah!!

Dah bersihkan dapur banyak kali dengan dettol, dettol, dettol (saya memang taksub dengan dettol!!). Bukan setakat dapur saya bersihkan, dinding2nya sekali! Saya sembur pemyembur fabrik di rugs/carpet! TAK JADI JUGAK!

Kalau ikutkan pada petua di internet..mereka suruh panaskan air dalam periuk dan letakkan lemon/clove/vanilla dan renehkan nya beberapa ketika. Kami belum buat petua tu, sebab masih belum ada lemon. Tapi akan dicuba jua.
Ada juga cadangan untuk panaskan air tapi diletakkan vinegar sekali. Erk, kami tak suka bau vinegar!!!
Tapi kami buat sesuatu yang baru, bekas air diletakkan di atas heater. Bekas tersebut diletakkan sekali dengan cinnamon! Hehek. Harap menjadi.

Nanti kami balik, harap2nya rumah kami akan berbau harum kulit kayu manis, bukan lagi 'harum' kari ikan.

p/s: saya teringin sangat penyembur haruman bilik Laura Ashley- rose. Dapat itu sebagai hadiah hari menjadi memang saya akan sangat suka!! :D

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Cloudy Day & Video Game Bargain

It's a cloudy day today... The weather forecast reports saying that there is going to be a snowfall tonight. Well, we don't really rely on forecast because sometimes it can be very disappointing.

Looking outside the window, the clouds are gathering, covering up the clear blue sky. It seems like this time the forecast could be true.

Nothing to report during my health walk today except that I bought some sausages, some chicken nuggets, and several frozen paratha for tomorrow's breakfast.

Then as always, I went to a video store, and a game store, just to see wether there is any cheap games that I might have overlooked before. No luck at the video store, but the game store has a bargain!

£7.98 --> £4.99!

A game which was £7.98 online is currently £4.99 in the store! In order currency... a RM48 game is being sold at RM30 in the store. Then I thought... "Is this store is going to close down soon?"...

I just hope that it wouldn't close down anytime soon. Even though there is another game store nearby, but I do think that having 2 game stores is always better than 1.

Monday, 22 February 2010

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda has always been the best action adventure exclusively for Nintendo. This title is no exception. Scoring an 8.8/10.0 in Gamespot, makes this game the best action adventure on Wii. Thus making it a must have for every Wii owner.



The game would span up to 40 hours of gameplay. Make sure you have enough time to play... or the only it will do is just cumulating up dust in your DVD cabinet.

Here is an IGN video review of the game.




Released on Dec 8, 2006... Will it be an evergreen?

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Movie Marathon!

Movies DVDs!

These were the movies that is on the screen this whole weekend. Clockwise from top left: Seven Pounds, Street Fighter - Legend of Chun Li, Anne of Green Gables Sequel, Anne of Green Gables.

Seven Pounds: 
A good movie but sometime makes me think that watching it was a wasteful of time (2.5/5.0)

Street Fighter - Legend of Chun Li: I
 had to drink a cup of coffee to keep myself awake the whole movie. (1.0/5.0)

Anne of Green Gables & The Sequel: 
Maybe thousands of people has said this, but it really is "A must see movie". A classic! (4.5/5.0) 

Friday, 19 February 2010

Mac OS X

These are the version of Mac OS X...
  1. Mac OS X Public Beta "Kodiak"
  2. Mac OS X v10.0 "Cheetah"
  3. Mac OS X v10.1 "Puma"
  4. Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar"
  5. Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther"
  6. Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger"
  7. Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard"
  8. Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard"
I'm guessing that
  1. Mac OS X v 10.7 "Lynx"
  2. Mac OS X v 10.8 "Bobcat"
  3. Mac OS X v 10.9 "Lion"
Mac OS X v 10.9 "Lion" would be the last of their line-up. This is because they will run out of Felidae names. Unless they are trying to add "Siamese", "Persian" or "American Short Hair" later.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The Best Heater

As I was walking beside the road towards the school, I glanced on the blue Subaru Impreza that parked just in front of the school. Then I saw something was left on the car hood.

From afar, it looks like a furry hat. Just like what the one that Russians always wear during the winter. With an expensive hat like that, I'm guessing that the owner is somewhere nearby.

Then I continue walking closer to the car... and then I know that its actually not a hat... but a cat... I popped out my camera, and take the picture to share...

Best Heater in this Chilly Weather

The turbo engine sure gave out a lot of heat for the cat. If the cat is going to return to this car again, I'm pretty sure that there will be more paws scratches on this Blue Impreza.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

For the First Time

Gadgets are Blurring Away...

Two days ago, my wife asked me if there any gadget that I currently want? It's a simple question... and a gadget lover like me, I should have came out with 100 answers in less than a minute!

However, to my amazement... I didn't come out with any! Every gadget that pops off my mind had came to a immediate dead end of being unrealistic or unusable (based on current condition).

So... let me list some...

  • Playstation 3 = No time to play games 
  • Xbox 360 = Same as above
  • Mac = I'm using one at the office
  • Laptop = UK line-ups are disgraceful!
  • Desktop = Energy consuming! 
  • Camera = Current is still usable
  • Camcorder = Camera can take videos too!
  • Home Theatre = No place to put it
  • Handphone = Current is just 5 months old
  • TV = Current still has sticker on it!
  •                      ... and the list goes on and on
That time would be my first time of not being able to list down all my gadget dreams. Hahaha.. like people always says "There got to be a first time for anything".

It is the right time for us to say "Alhamdulillah".... Alhamdulillah...

Saya rindu dia

Bukan saya rindu si dia (itu memang wajib rindu walau hari-hari jumpa).

Saya rindu kawan saya waktu di matrikulasi dulu. Baru ketemu kembali di alam maya; Mukabuku! Kan saya kata mukabuku ada kebaikannya. ;)

Kami bersama cuma setahun. Kemudian, dia ke UKM Cheras, saya cuma di UKM Bangi. Hidup di zaman matrikulasi memang best. Dorm saya yang paling best (bagi saya lar kan!). Dia kecil macam saya tapi dia comel lagi. Malah kami pernah berkongsi baju :D

Pernah kami bergaduh diam-diam (kes saya letak gayung basah atas kasut dia). Dia marah!! Saya sedih. Saya tak sengaja. Saya pun tulis surat cinta minta maaf. Hehe. Kelakar!! (Budak baru lepas sekolah, gitu lar). Last-last bersalam bermaafan, dia kata dia tak marah pun (ye ke dok, nor?). Tapi memang dia ke kelas dengan kasut basah. Kesian.

Selepas matrikulasi, kami cuma bertemu ketika cuti semester. Lepas alam uni, dia bekerja sekejap di KT sebelum dia pindah ke KL, berkahwin dan kami terputus hubungan. Masa dia kahwin, saya jadi pengapit dia. Nak dapat aura. Setahun lepas tu, saya pula yang berkahwin. ;) Itulah pertemuan kami yang terakhir, sewaktu perkahwinan dia :(

Tapi..

Kini bertemu di alam maya pula. Kini, dia sudah menjadi isteri orang, ibu budak, tukang ambil gambo, tukang buat coklat, tukang buat cupcakes..aih, memacam lar!

Rindu nak jumpa dia! :p
Dia konvo sehari dua awal

Terminator Age

UK Police Spy Drone

What is your first impression of the picture above? My first impression was that the Terminator era is coming near. Go hide in a bunker! Fast!!!

The drone, which was used by police in UK looks like a prototype for the drones used in Terminator Quadrilogy. I just hope that Sky Net wouldn't start the nuclear bombings just yet.

The police drone however didn't got permission from CAA. So, the police in Merseyside has ordered for all their drones to be grounded.

Well, it is a good thing for CAA to interfere, because the flying things can fly up to 400yards high and might cause air accidents. Powered by 4 propellers, the drone could fly up to 30 mph!

It seems like a great gadget to have... but it would cost you £40,000. Too much for a birthday present... Sigh...

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Facebook


Pengaruh Facebook atau ramai yang suka menggelarkannya mukabuku adalah teramat kuat. Bagi saya lar. Buat ketika ini lar.

Kalau tak khusyuk buat kerja, mesti terasa seperti Facebook memanggil-manggil sayup-sayup jer. Facebook dibuka, ditutup. Di-log out, di-log in. Apa yang ada pada Facebook!!! Yang ada hanyalah status terkini rakan-rakan. Yang ada cuma gambar terbaru rakan-rakan. Kalau dibuka acap kali, kita hanya melihat perkara yang sama berulang-ulang. Makin bosan jadinya. Tapi gian juga! ;p

Saya mula berkenalan dengan muka buku semenjak tahun lepas. Saya taksub dengan Friendster sebelum itu. Lama-kelamaan kawan2 Friendster berpindah ke mukabuku. Saya pun turut serta. Suasana di mukabuku lebih meriah dan "huru-hara" kerana adanya function status updates dan aplikasi yang lebih mudah serta mesra-pengguna. Kekok pada mulanya, aktif kemudiannya.

Apabila profil diri makin terdedah di mukabuku, saya bimbang terlalu ramai yang tahu perkara terkini mengenai peribadi. Saya cuba tapis kembali senarai kawan yang ada, buang yang tak perlu, singkirkan mana yang kurang kenal. Saya cuba hadkan penerimaan kawan baru, saya taknak terima kawan sekolah yang semata-mata satu sekolah dan cuma kenal batang hidung saja. Saya taknak berkawan dengan pelajar yang saya tidak rapat.

Oh ya, harini saya baru saja mengesahkan penerimaan dua kawan baru - tapi saya tak pasti siapa mereka, kawan sekolah rendah mungkin, kawan setaman mungkin. Tapi, saya kenal batang hidung mereka saja. Saya rasa saya akan cuba men-nyahkan mereka daripada senarai kawan mukabuku saya. :D 'Maaf, daku tidak mengenalimu.'

Saya juga cuba memprivasikan gambar peribadi. Tak suka dilihat tanpa diketahui. Tapi saya juga ingin berkongsi hal peribadi dengan rakan-rakan. Tak kedekut tapi kedekut. Sebaik mukabuku banyak pilihan untuk cara kita memprivasikan informasi dan hakmilik kita yang tertentu. Yelar, kekadang sesetengah perkara kita hanya ingin memaklumkan kepada ahli keluarga, bukannya semua rakan2 seantero dunia.

Tapi mukabuku memang banyak jasa, menghubungkan kita dengan dunia lama - dunia sekolah, dunia universiti. Mukabuku juga memudahkan komunikasi. Senang bila ada facebook. Kekadang tak perlu email, bagi saja pesanan di mukabuku. Lagi cepat dijawab bila ditanya di mukabuku. Mukabuku menwujudkan persahabatan baru.
Mukabuku merapatkan hubungan lama dan terkini. Mungkin dulu dia sombong, tapi di dalam mukabuku, dia tidak lagi sombong (saya kah?!). Ada sahabat yang pendiam, tapi di dalam mukabuku, dia sudah menjadi pembanyak cakap.

Tapi saya tidak mahu ketagih dengan facebook. Ayuhlar kita membuat kerja!

p/s: kalau ketagihan itu beralih arah ke menulis blog pula?!

Google Blog Translation Widget

Screenshot of the Google Blog Translator

Above is the latest upgrade to our blog widgets. I'm not sure whether it is useful, but it certainly a must in this Globalisation age.

By adding the following codes, I've made this blog into 26 languages. The choice of languages spans from Afrikaans until Yiddish.


<div id="google_translate_element"></div><script>
function googleTranslateElementInit() {
new google.translate.TranslateElement({
pageLanguage: 'en'
}, 'google_translate_element');
}
</script><script src="http://translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit"></script>


Have fun reading our blog entries in other languages!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Sonic Sega All Stars Racing Wii

Sonic Sega All Stars Racing (Wii)

11 more days to go for the next kart racing games on Nintendo Wii to be released. The release is timely, because it was almost two years since the last successful kart racing (Mario Kart Wii) were introduced.

Sonic Sega All Stars Racing is expected to be sold either with (£34.99), or without a steering wheel (£29.99). This would make many people happy, because the last thing they want is another spare steering wheel besides their console. (some prefer playing with their nunchuks or classic remote)

Box shot and the Wheel

If you don't have a wheel yet, it is better for you to grab the wheel version. Then only you would experience the magic in Wii Remote.

I didn't laid my hand on the wheel yet, but I do think that Sega's wheel might be more comfortable than the original Wii Wheel. Reasons... well... Wider handle?? But that might made it more difficult to reach the buttons??

Let us just wait and see...

Halal/Asian Food di Bangor

School week!! This early morning, we played Wii game, just to boost up our energy and activate our brain! Adoko. HAHA! But, it works!! Minda duk geligat fikir pasal racing ni ha. Semangat jer nak buat kerja. Sang suami pula, semangat bawa kereta, rasa cam jadi Mario lar tu. Hehe.
Then, a good news - I remembered to bring my key this morning (tidak mahu pisang berbuah dua kali).

At my school, when I just about to open my door, a guy (a janitor i guess because he's holding a mop) approached me and asked me a favour - can he cut a bit of the cactus in my room. Saya pun bagi sajalar, tak bagi kang cam kedekut bebenor. Kaktus tu boleh jer tumbuh lagi kalau dipatahkan sikit pun. Dia kata dia cactus collector, spesies yang ada dalam bilik saya tu, dia belum ada. Dia pernah ternampak, maka dah lama dia teringin. Dia cerita lar serba sedikit pasal kaktus dia. Saya cuma angguk-angguk, senyum-senyum saja. Silakan Mr. Janitor, I think my SV doesnt mind at all. No, I dont think my SV yang tanam itu kaktus. I dont think my officemate neither! Maybe other postgrads students before us.

Tanaman kaktus menghiasi tingkap pejabat kami
-hidup segan, mati tak mau-


Hey, we went to Llandudno. Why are we kept going to Llandudno in a month? Because Llanduno has a large ASDA. And ASDA do have halal chicken/lamb. So, to make our life easier, we want to shop everything at one stop..so we'd rather drive 30mins to do our food stock shopping there. Bandar dia besar, cantik, advanced dari Bangor. Di Bangor, you can round the town in only about 20mins by foot!! Dah siap tawaf semua kedai. Panggung wayang pun tiada (Hehe, serupa saja dengan Ganu kan!).

Here in Bangor, there is only one small shop that provides halal chicken/meat/lamb,the Shahalal - on the High Street. Selalu jer ada stok ayam dia. Tapi pernah lar juga berebut dengan Pak Arab..diorang sekali beli 5,6 ekor! Yang siap potong tu dia ambik hampir semua. Ternganga jer kami! Ternganga dah tak dapat beli. Beli yang part kecil2 saja. Sedihkan? "Siapa cepat dia dapat".

Shahalal tu mee maggi Mesia pun ada. Cili sauce Maggi, daun kari, santan tin pun ada. Nak cari sebarang rempah, semua ada (India mari, bukan Mesia mari). Cukup memadai lar buat kami di sini. Boleh survive insyaAllah. Supermarket di sini pun ada seksyen International food, rempah nasi goreng Indonesia boleh jumpa. Kata si kawan, ada kedai cina di Bangor ni, jual segala alah menda seperti kicap, minyak bijan, bihun, laksa, taugeh, cili kering - tapi kami tak pernah jejakkan kaki lagi. Lagipun, mee kuning dan bihun boleh didapati dengan mudah di supermarket biasa. Untuk sambal pedas, kami guna cili serbuk India jer (pedas GILER!!).

Tapi ramai kawan kami di sini, they all go to Manchester for asian/halal food stock. Kami tak kuasa lar kot, just the two of us, insyaAllah di sini mencukupi. Kalau nak berubah angin, mungkin kami ke Manchester jua. Di sana ada KFC halal! ;) Rindu KFC.

That's all for now.

p/s: Kami gemar sekali Nandos dan KFC!

Expensive Printer Inks

Printer Ink Cartridges

Printer inks are incredibly expensive here in UK. I do think the same ink might be 50% cheaper in Malaysia. Somewhere in the middle the prices went sky rocketing.

A pair of ink (black & color) would cost you so much, that the third time you buy the inks it would have covered the price of your printer. Sometimes it is better to buy a new printer if your ink cartridge has depleted.

Currently I'm searching for ways to do ink refills, and as you might guessed, those too are expensive. Maybe laser printers would be the best choice... well, there is no rush in that.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Lord of The Rings Prequel - Born of Hope

Who would have thought that a hundreds of millions of dollars franchise of the Lord of the Rings has a cheap prequel. Initiated by a fan, with a cost USD25,000, a prequel was made.

Cambridge actress Kate Madison spent her life savings and six years making her own Lord of the Rings prequel, 'Born of Hope'. And it’s bound to change her life as the film has been seen by over half a million people on YouTube since it premiered in December. - Yahoo! Movies

Here is the Lord of the Rings' Prequel entitled Born of Hope.



... and here is the full 1 hour 11 minutes movie.




I didn't watched the whole movie yet, but I do think that indy movies are great. Remember, if you're buying DVDs of the movie, you've just been scammed. The movie only available on Youtube.

Please Mr. Postman

Today, I just stay at home, waiting for a parcel by DHL Express. Yesterday, they just left us a note as we're not in. Hope they can re-deliver it by today, or else we have to pick it up by ourselves at their office, which tak tahu kat mana pun, their postcode is like CH6 something2..sounds like Chester to us. That's about 1 hour drive from here. Manyak jauh!!! One more thing, we are not sure who send us the parcel. It's not from my mom, she just sent it a few days ago?! And she sent by airmail Pos Malaysia..not Pos Laju. Maybe from the Amazon, I did order a few books.

*Postman sampai*

Received my order! But from the Royal Mail. Not the one that I expected. Early this week, I bought a book via online, by Sophie Kinsella (again!), entitled Remember Me. I wanna something light to read. It is a second hand... costs me only £0.01 !! 1 pence man! Amazing Amazon! :D

It's been a quite some time I'm not getting into books. Dah kerja, ada orang nak kena layan, dah ada orang nak dengar kita bercerita, ada orang ajak jalan..ada ajer lar menda nak buat selain membaca. Alasan! Buu!!

Ok..back to our entry for today, I just need to keep waiting for Mr. Postman. Thank goodness I have something new to read. Or else, I have to stare at -nothing-good-to-watch- TV.

Hey, mentioning about Mr. Postman, it reminds me of my favourite singer..the Carpenters.

♪♫ Mr Postman, Wait Mr Postman, Please Mr Postman look and see, If there's a letter in your bag for me ♪♫




Ok peeps.. that's it for today.

Volvo S80 Broken Down

Volvo S80

I just came to the office, and saw an S80 broke down somewhere in front of the entrance. It's quite shocking to see such a new car broken down.

When I have a think of it, that would be my first time seeing a Volvo broke down! Well, there's always a first time for everything.

Well, I got to go... Maybe I'll continue later.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Economy Downturn

I don't know how was the high street in Cymru prior to economy downturn. However, the scene of closed store with "all must go" sign still in the store windows are quite common.

With many people being laid out from work, surely there will be many more if the economy doesn't boost up again soon.

I just read a newspaper article entitled "Reposessions reach 14-years High" (link)... It is reported in the article that 46,000 people has their house repossessed by the bank. What a terrible number.

I just can't imagine to see somebody being put out of their own house. The scene sure looks very cruel. In fact, I wish that I won't ever see that scene, ever.

Everybody, even if you're not really effected with the economy downturn, I just hope that you always pay your Zakat, remember to save, and always grateful for what you have.

Got to go!

Tiada tajuk yang spesifik

Hey all..what do you think of our new blog template? Comel kan? Sinonim jer gambar itu dengan title. A road, a path, a journey, a future.. la la la, puji pilihan sendiri.

Pagi tadi, setibanya saya di pintu bilik ofis saya, jeng jeng..seluk kocek baju, seluk kocek seluar, kiri kanan, dalam beg, seluk kocek lagi. KUNCI nya tiada!! Ni mesti kes tertinggal dalam winter jacket lagi satu. Gatal pakai winter jacket lain hari ini, itular akibatnya. Dengan muka-takde lar malu-sangat, pergi lar mengadu dengan penyelia. Sebaik dia ada spare key, dapat lar saya masuk bilik ofis. Kalau tidak, membeku diri di dalam perpustakaan sekolah je lar.

Hari ini sudah Khamis. Esok Jumaat. Kalau kat Ganu, sure dah rasa seronok, sudah penghujung minggu. Esoknya Jumaat. Duduk rilek2 kat rumah. Bonda masak sedap2. Ayahanda, bonda, si anak dan si menantu makan bersama selepas solat Jumaat. Rindu. Rindu apa? Rindu duduk rilek2 di rumah pada hari Jumaat.

Kalau kat sini, bila dah nak sampai hari Jumaat, dah rasa macam sudah hari minggu. Otak masih kompius.

Boyfriend merangkap bestfriend saya ajak saya jalan2 hari minggu nanti. Jalan ke luar bandar yang lebih bandar, Llandudno. Kira-kira setengah jam perjalanan dari sini. Dia nak ajak saya belikan saya menda yang saya nak. :D Tak sabar!

p/s: tak mahu bersikap tamak.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Lab Report

It has been how many years since I last doing any lab report? I lost count. For sure, it was a very very very long time ago.

Today would be my second day making a lab report. It's quite difficult at first, but when I get the a hang of it, the laboratory turns out smoothly.


Programming in NetLogo do have a lot of turtles. Until you know how to make all the turtles behave, you won't understand how the programming works.

Well turtles.... from now on... please BEHAVE...

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Health Walk

This morning my wife found an excuse for me to walk to town. I went to the store, bought the thing, and off back to my office.

Once Upon a Time in Poundland

Usually, I would take a longer way back, and came into Poundland. There, I will be searching for interesting things that cost £1, and will usually come out with a pack of biscuits or some chocolate for my wife.

Today however, I didn't go to Poundland. Instead, I went to a video store, a game store, and a book store. Looking for... nothing in particular.

In the game store, I found the same thing for the last 2 months. Nothing much have change on the lineups nor the ranking shelves. I went out of the store in less than 2 minutes.

So I went straight to the video store, and found out that a DVD I've been looking for is back on the shelves, however it would cost me £5! H*ll no, I better buy them on-line. I can get the same movie at Amazon for £2+ (including postage).

By the time I'm about to went out, I remembered about Fara newly returning hobby of book reading. So I went to the book shop, hoping to find some bargains there (if any).

Only to find out that I don't know how to search for a nice fiction story book. I spent several minutes reading the titles... and how could I know which one is the best book? (Don't judge book by it's cover)

So... I stopped searching and went towards the computer part of the store, wondering if there are something suitable for me... As always, the store disappoints me again with it's book for dummies lineup...

Where all these students here buy their books? I mean REAL STUDY BOOKS? Don't tell me the university Co-op... Bwergh... Now I think that Amazon kills the High Street book stores.

Yeaps... That's all that sums up my health walk today... Till then...

Monday, 8 February 2010

Common Enemy

An enemy of an enemy is a friend. Fara and I have a common enemy, and our common enemy is the big bully Bowser!
Bowser

Bowser keeps on bugging us when we're on the lead. Even Wario is no match to Bowser in the term of the level of annoyance it caused.

Here is a little bit information about Bowser:
  1. He always kidnap Princess Peach
  2. He always loses to the Mario Brothers
  3. He would like to dominate the Mushroom Kingdom
  4. He has a crush on Princess Peach
Well, that's all that I know regarding him. Sometimes I felt sad for him. It's just like the story of the Beauty and the Beast... I wish that someday he will know how to tackle a girl's heart...

Jatuh tangga kedebuk kedebuk


Yer, saya jatuh buat ke-sekian kalinya. Minta jauh dah lar lepas ni. Saya pernah jatuh di dalam toilet, di air terjun, di tangga hostel, di rumah orang, di sana sini..banyak kali! Saya takut akan jatuh. Saya takut akan kesakitannya selepas itu. Takuuut. Something wrong with body balancing kut saya ni. Careless pun mungkin. Clumsy for sure.

Kali ni saya jatuh tangga di rumah tangga saya. Saya terpijak seluar pyjamas saya yang meleret-leret (seluar ter-extreme panjang), pakai stokin pulak tu, tangga bercarpet yang dah haus, maka saya pun kedebuk kedebuk lar 2 anak tangga.

Siku tersiku dinding, luka parah. Kepala terhantuk kat anak tangga mungkin, rasa bengong seketika. Kaki tersepak dinding, kesian ibu jari kaki. Menangis meraung2 (percaya tak?). Sebaik hero berada di tempat kejadian.

Saya tak mahu jatuh lagi. Minta jauh dah lar lepas ni. Amin.

To Buy a Camera? Not To Buy a Camera?

Jessops:
Is this the cheapest store for DSLR?


If you wanna buy a camera with a big zoom, make sure that it has a Shake Reduction ability. The shake reduction has many names, such as, Image Stabilizer (Canon), Vibration Reduction (Nikon).

As IS and VR are placed in the lenses, Sony however put their Shake Reduction ability on its sensor. So, no matter what lens it uses, the image shake will always be reduced. (at least that is what they claimed).

Whatever it is, we surely have to go to a store and find the right one for us. Just lookin' at them tru the display glass is not enough, we better get the feel on the camera itself.

Well, we don't have anything to do next weekend, or the weekend after that. Maybe we will find some time to check on those black gadgets! Pockets, be ready to get shrunk...

Itu ini di hari minggu

Hari minggu pertama di bulan Februari telah berlalu. Kami tak kemana. Kesihatan sang suami yang tidak berapa mengizinkan membuatkan kami berkurung sahaja di dalam rumah. Sang isteri memastikan bahawa sang suami dapat berehat dengan secukupnya. Suruh dia tidur tidur tidur. Diharapkan sang suami boleh kembali sihat seperti sediakala, dah cukup seminggu tau dia demam. Iskh. Demam2 dia pun tetap gagah pergi sekolah dan main game. Cayalar!! ;)

Hari minggu saya telah meluangkan masa untuk membaca buku cerita - dah habis! Rasa nak baca lagi. Gian.

Hari minggu saya telah meluangkan masa untuk main game, dah habis! Satu level! Rasa nak main lagi. Gian.

Hari minggu saya telah meluangkan masa untuk memasak (hari2 kena luangkan masa untuk memasak), masak nasi ayam. dah habis! Lama tak makan nasi ayam. Nasi ayam kat kedai pakcik dekat dengan sekolah rendah kat mana tah nama tempat tu tapi lalu belakang UMT tu, oh 'simple' jer, tapi sedap.

Saya baru sampai sekolah. Bawa bekal air kopi dan nasi goreng kampung. Pagi ni "ngap" bihun goreng. Lama tak makan bihun goreng, sedap betul rasa. Berselera. Diri ini memang berselera ajer makan tapi badan rasa ringan jugak. Hurm! Benda yang dimakan tak sempat kekal jadi lemak kot, terus kena dibakar untuk panaskan badan. Dah lama tak timbang berat badan, kena beli jugak rasanya. Teringin tahu!!


Malam nanti nak mintak tolong "orang demam" panggangkan ikan salmon. Segala benda alah yang dia letak pada ikan tu akan menjadi jer, kalau sang isteri buat, jadi tawar semacam. Oh, yummy sungguh. Rasa isi ikan tu yang manis2 cicah dengan air asam yang masam2 pedas. Tapi, sedap lagi ikan kembung cicah dengan budu. Urghhhh. Oh budu, yummy sungguh.

Jom buat kerja!! Buat kerja tulis - literature review-ing - updating proposal!

Friday, 5 February 2010

The Wiishlist Has Shrunk

Even that I have enough games to keep me indoors for several hours, it seems that I still keep on returning back to video games website day in and day out. It's not like I'm going to buy any in the near future...

My previous Wiishlist is obselete. Several of the games have been bought, and some of them turned out to be no fun to buy. Even so, several games in the previous wish list is still on, such as New Super Mario Bros, Mortal Kombat Armageddon, and PES 2010.

With some limitations in spending, I think I should put those game several months apart from each other. Some should be so far apart, because it is so damn expensive!

Let me try to put some timeline for all the games.
Q4 2010
Q2 2012
Q3 2012
Q4 2012


Well, what do you think?

Of course the PES 2010 will be changed into PES 2012 (if Konami releases it's version for Wii), I just putting that because there is no box shot of 2012's version yet.

Looking at my game history, it seems that I haven't finished any Nintendo Wii games yet! I better do it before I'm out there to buy a new one.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Superfast Sonic is 16 Years Too Late

Sonic the Hedgehog 4

I liked to play Sonic the hedgehog when it was a 2D platformer. Once every other console jumps to 3D, Sonic has to jump 3D too, and then just makes the game a little bit unplayable.

I was bored of falling during my first 5 minutes of playing a 3D Sonic the Hedgehog. You have to control left right, speed and everything in a split second.

I do think that the only way that people could finish up Sonic 3D was to memorise the course totally, which if for me... not a joyful platformer game.

Recently I read the paper, and they're saying that Sega (I thought this company has gone bankcrupt?) is going to release it's long hold Sonic the Hedgehog 4! A 2D platformer! Yiehaa...

Sega has announced that the game formerly known by the codename ‘Project Needlemouse’ is actually Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

Sonic 4, we’re pleased to report, heralds a return to his two-dimensional roots. In other words it’s a side-scrolling, high-speed, gold ring-collecting action/platform game, just like the good days of the Mega Drive. That’s certainly no bad thing in our book – especially given the travesties of recent outings. Furthermore, being a bit, y’know, old school the new game doesn’t require the large storage capacities offered by DVDs or Blu-Ray discs. Instead it’s bound for download via Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare and the PlayStation Network this summer.

The other significant component of Sega’s announcement is the new name – ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1’. Sega doesn’t illuminate on the implications of this, but it certainly looks like there will be other episodes in the pipeline. Let’s just hope that this is more than a means to pick our pockets several times over.

And that’s pretty much all there is to know at the moment, save to inform you that Sega has just launched an Official Sonic 4 website that boasts a number of countdown clocks, each ticking away towards the unveiling of new gameplay information, concept art and so on. In short we’ll have plenty of reasons to be checking www.sega.com/sonic4/us/index.html over the next few days, and we’ll be sure to report back with the juiciest details.

Well... that's a good news. I just can't wait to have em on my Wii. (better get Super Mario Bros 3 first!)

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

DSLR, The Second Episode

Hmm... what do I know about DSLR...

I've fancied one 5 years ago, went through several sleepless night and ended up buying a Bridge Camera (in the middle of Compact and DSLR). So that episode ends with a kiss goodbye to Canon EOS Kiss (Digital Rebel).

I thought that the episode will not come again in the future, well, I thought wrong. Without realising it Fara too has a dream of owning one. So, here comes new episode of DSLR... or should I name it DSLR 2.

When it comes to DSLR, all the thing I could think of it is heavy and nice pictures. Owning a bridge camera makes me realize, that the bigger the camera, the less we're going to bring it everywhere. It also makes us uncomfortable to take it out indoors.

Anyhow, DSLR is perfect for outdoor's pictures... and we end up here...

nikon d3000
Canon EOS 1000D @ £399.99 (Argos)Nikon D3000 @ £399.99 (Argos)


Well, as you all might notice both of them are entry level (just as we are). And yes, we're trying to stick to Nikon or Canon because of the lens support (availability) of both of them.

Unsurprisingly the price of both the cameras are the same. It's like a one to one battle, and I don't know which one is better.

Review sites have been useless because almost every site would have a conclusion something like this...

... at the end, it is back to your personal preference...

Well... it is true... but I do think that this time, Fara should make the choices. To buy or not to buy... Take the red pill (Nikon) or the blue pill (Canon)...

Mini Wish


Sekadar teringin.
Cuma secebis impian.
Perlukan banyak pertimbangan!!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Mini Entry

I don't know what's the reason, but I do think that time flies by slowly today. It's not that I don't do any work, in fact I finished up several work that previously was stuck.

Well, there's nothing much to say... Maybe I'll come back and top up with summore stories later.

New

I got myself a new gadget..red in colour..Happy!!!! a small, slick and light-weight thingy.
This picture is from that thingy.. :D

We also bought a year planner..several books - about my dreamplace and how to speak italian (sì!!) and also movies of global warming (got it at half price!).
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