Monday, September 28, 2009

An End Is A New Beginning...

After 4 months of holiday, I will be registering for my enrollment for Year 2 in less than 15 minutes. This new semester is more important than ever compared with the other semesters as beginning this semester, my results will be considered for the degree that I will get. 

According to seniors and lecturers, Year 2 will be a hectic year. There will be many assignments, coursework, design projects, and most importantly, final exams. 

Well, thats all for today, I will update my blog whenever I am free. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spoilt of Choices... :P

Since long ago, I used Mozilla Firefox as my first choice browser. However, Firefox lagged quite often recently, as consequence, I tried to close and then reopen it. But, it was futile because the browser still running in the background. Hence, I have to end the process manually in Task Manager. This problem had been reoccurring for about 2 weeks. Now, I think I had found out the problem. It might due to an application that I quite frequently used in Facebook. If I did not use that specific application, then Firefox will not have any problem. Although the cause was identified, it did not stop me from seeking an alternative browser.

After seeking advices from friends, I tried Opera 10. As saying goes, 'Don't judge a book by its cover', my first about impression about the design is not as artistic as Firefox or IE. But, just after I randomly search something, it surprise me quite a bit. The download speed is faster than Firefox. All thanks to "Opera Turbo", which will increase the data download speed and reduce the number of unnecessary data to be downloaded. The user can either set the "Opera Turbo" into automatic mode, which will activate it if the connection speed is slow or just keep the "Opera Turbo" on whenever he use it. If the connection speed is constant and fast, then we can disable it also. However, the downside of this function is that it will decrease the quality of the images after the page is loaded because of the images was compressed during the loading process. Opera 10 also has basic widgets that other browsers do not have. For instance, typical games such as crossword , brainkrieg etc. are available for the user to play for free. Furthermore, I like the way designers design the panel which can enable users to search for bookmarks, history, widgets, downloads, and notes. Also, users can sign up for "My Opera" for free to blog and share their photos to friends. Too bad that I had a personal blog, if not I will try it out. All in all, Opera 10 is all-in-one browser which enables users to search, blog and share photos.

Besides that, I also tried Google Chrome. Google Chrome is like any basic browser but it was faster than Firefox and in fact, it was as fast as Opera 10 with the turbo mode on. When it comes to downloading videos, I think Google Chrome has the slight edge over Opera. Unlike the Opera 10 and Firefox, most of the customization can be done in one button. Therefore, it is more user-friendly. Overall, the layout is simple but better than Firefox.

Currently, I have 4 browsers (IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera 10). I had decided to use Opera 10 as my first choice browser as Google Chrome is only just launched recently and Opera has a better security record. However, I do not know whether I want to remove Google Chrome and Firefox or not. Seriously, I'm be spoilt for choice. By the way, I still thinking about whether I should tried out Safari 4 or not :P

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Unpleasant Experience...

I just came have my ear flushed in a private clinic today. This is the second visit in 3 days. Three days ago, I went to consult our family doctor to remove a hardened ear wax in my left ear, after don't know how long the ear wax stick beside my ear wall.

After 3 nights of applying an oily solution to soften the ear wax, the doctor used a high pressure water gun to flush out the ear wax out. Since it was flushed with high pressure water, I felt very uncomfortable. Well, who will be comfortable while a channel of high pressure water was pushing against your ear drum. Soon after that, the world around me are spiraling very fast, just after I opened my eyes a bit. After I recover from my dizziness, the whole flushing process start all over again. After about 10 minutes, all the hardened ear waxes were flushed out. It looked like a mini corn-flake but with black colour appearance, which is disgusting.

Before leaving the clinic, the doctor prescribe an antibiotics ear drop for me as my inner ear wall was inflamed due to the flushing.

What an experience during my birthday. But, I am glad that I do not feel anything stick inside my left ear anymore :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Relax and Listen...

Just want to share the songs sang by some talented people during the audition of The X Factor. After they sang for their audition, they became an overnight star.

The first video is my personal favourite, what about you?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Animes, Mangas, Movies!!!

For entertainment, I usually watched movies, animes, and read japanese manga. I read manga as a hobby since I was very young. My first manga is Doraemon, which my dad bought lots of it for me. With the amount that Doreamon manga I have in my house, I can basically rent to others. As years passed, I started watching movies and animes.

Wonder what are my favorite anime, manga, and movies? The below list will show you.

My Top 10 Anime
  1. Slam Dunk
  2. Full Metal Alchemist
  3. Rave Master
  4. Fate/Stay Night
  5. Samurai X
  6. Vandread series
  7. Gatekeepers
  8. Boys Be
  9. Dragon Ball series
  10. Ranma 1/2
My Top 10 Manga
  1. Slam Dunk
  2. Rave
  3. Full Metal Alchemist
  4. Naruto
  5. Bleach
  6. Fate/Stay Night
  7. Hunter X Hunter
  8. Fairy Tail
  9. Pastel
  10. Doraemon
My Top 10 Movies
  1. Titanic
  2. As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me
  3. Forest Gump
  4. The Bone Collector
  5. Gladiator
  6. Finding Nemo
  7. King Kong
  8. Home Alone 1
  9. The Perfect Storm
  10. The Day After Tommorow
note: there are other animes, mangas, and movies that I liked but didn't insert in the list above because I can't recall them for now.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Birthday & A Full Moon :)

It's been a while since I last updated my blog. Last week, I celebrated Ian Lai's belated 20th birthday at Alamanda with my nott's friends. Since early morning, it rain heavily. However, we didn't canceled this outing and I picked them up at KTM. As the result, Ian, Sarah, and Hiew Mun all drenched with rain water as they get into my car. After we reached there, we went on to buy 2 movie tickets. Then, we (except me) had a late breakfast at 11.15am in a restaurant specialized in Pinang dishes, before went for the movie marathon.

The Man himself

The first movie that we watched is 'UP'. It is another wonderful animation produced by Pixar. It is not only funny but also touching as well. I must say that 'UP' certainly is in my all-time animation list. Then, we continued to watch Peter Jackson's sci-fi movie, 'District 9'. To be honest, I was quite surprise with the storyline of the movie. I will never ever imagine human race can such a cruel creature until I watched this movie. The visual effect of this movie is also incredible. In fact, I feel a bit nauseous after I watched it.

After 2 continuous movies, the rain finally stopped and prepared to go home. However, heavy traffic jam caused us to take alternative route to go home. During the trip, we had decided to search for a date to have a picnic in Putrajaya because we found some good locations. In the end, it took me more than 1 hour to reach home.

At the day before yesterday, my family celebrated baby Jareth's full moon. It was a busy day with lots of things need to be prepared especially for my mum. My mum cooked most of the food while my dad and I cleaned the house. After that, I try to help mum whenever and whatever I can. At evening, I accompany my brother to fetch the confinement lady to the bus terminal at Bangi before he bought sates, otak-otak, and two cakes.

One for the album

Baby Jareth with his grandpa and grandma :)

Sis with Jareth boy

Bro with Jareth boy

The organist brothers

At about 7.30pm, the feast begin.

All you can eat feast

Dinner time
The hungry nephews and nieces

After the dinner, my brothers and sisters with their respective wife and husband gathered around to do what we do best - joking and chatting. Every time we had our dinner, we will start chatting and joking non-stop until night.

Only at about 11.00pm, all my siblings with their children retired to their home.

It was indeed a good week for me and my family.