Christmas Party Invitation

December 7, 2014 – 9:19 am

My friend asked me what are my plans for Christmas and New Year. I said I don’t have any yet, but I’ll be around in my hometown. I guess I have too much to do to think about enjoying.

But then she said that I could join her family in the celebration, which I am not even sure if I have the time or mood to do so yet.

She said that her husband, which I also know, has got himself a new guitar, a 2014 les paul traditional, which he is going to perform at the party!

That is going to be interesting and I think I HAVE to make time to attend it, even if I have a thousand and one things to take care of at work!!



It’s Time For Holiday Shopping Again

November 8, 2014 – 10:38 am

It’s that time of the year again…. Thanksgiving and Christmas! Yes, I know these are still a long while to go but I am someone who tries to get things done as soon as possible.

And so, I am already searching the internet for gifts. I don’t really like to shop in real stores. I do like window shopping, though. Strange, eh?

I have been scourging many different websites already, but still haven’t found anything suitable yet. Obviously, the gifts have to fit my budget, otherwise, a couple of people have to go without gifts. LOL



Need New Earphones

October 15, 2014 – 3:21 pm

I am in need of a new pair of ear-phones. The one that I have suddenly broke off during my recent travel. There are always casualties when I go on trips and this time, it’s my pair of earphones.

Anyway, I am looking for an upgrade, a sound isolating one. I already have a pair of generic one that came with my Motorola phone, and recently bought two pairs of XiaoMi piston earphones but they are not up to scratch.

A friend recommended Shure SE315 for greater sound, because of its sound isolating technology. I checked out this link for further information and am seriously tempted to buy.

But the thing is, I am very particular about ear buds that fit my ears. I don’t it when it hurts and I can’t listen to music for long. What do you think?



Loom Band Dress Auction

October 15, 2014 – 11:06 am

A size 4 loom band dress was put up for auction on eBay UK, and the winning bid of £170,000 was made by a buyer in Sydney, Australia.

In the end, the winner failed to pay for the item and the dress was donated to a charity, which in the end, managed to sell it for £220.

To me, loom band fashion is just a fad, but I wonder why in this day and time, buyers on eBay are still able to get away with backing out of purchases without being penalised.

This is obviously not new but how come after all these years, it is still happening and accepted?

Isn’t there a mechanism to stop people from playing around the genuine auctions of sellers?



Home Studio

October 15, 2014 – 9:40 am

I just returned from visiting my friend’s new home, which he spent a lot of time, money and energy designing, building, and finally, accessorizing.

His home is a little special compared to those of other friends. This one has a home studio as he is a music man, so I wasn’t really surprised.

What I did notice, though, is that his home studio would be a lot more complete if he has installed the motu 8pre. I tell you, it is so compact and convenient, this all-in-one optical converter, USB 2.0 interface and preamp bank.

I’ve made my suggestion but it’s really up to him if he wants to take up on it.



My Thoughts On Instant Google Street View

October 5, 2014 – 8:39 pm

The Instant Google Street View finally landed in Malaysia. In 2010, Google CEO said that if you are not happy with your house being captured, then move. That sort of response was, obviously, totally unbecoming from a man of his stature. Of course, his own house was captured but with such a long drive way and shrubbery fence, one could hardly see anything.

A couple of days ago, Malaysiakini approached Google Malaysia on the risk of security. The representative said that it helps businesses and travellers in planning their trip.

What about normal residences? How does that help people? That argument was pretty lame, if you ask me. I see no point taking images of people’s houses, until one could even see how many cars are in the compound.

Criminals in this age and time are educated and they, similarly, can get access to these images and plan a crime without having to do a ground recce.

A friend, wealthy by local standards, is planning to request to have his house blurred. As I told him, he could make that request but will the high and mighty Google deem necessary to do so?



eBay 19th Anniversary

September 3, 2014 – 10:14 pm

It’s kind of difficult to imagine the long way that eBay has come. Launched on 3rd Sept, 1995 by computer programmer Pierre Omidyar, I was one of the early adopters in the Malaysian version of the site. We grew up together.

Initially know straight-forwardly as Auction Web, hosted on Pierre’s domain eBay.com, the site was subsequent moved to eBay.com itself and Auction Web was dropped.

Ah, isn’t that cleaner and simpler? LOL

From being picked up for computer techies and geeks, the site was soon used to collectors, followed by automobiles, yada yada yada. I read that it turned some sellers into millionaires.

Well, those were the days, when selling was free, or at least, not as expensive as today!