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The Rainbow Tree

From an email.

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will.

You'll have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.

You'll fight with your best friend.

You'll blame a new love for things an old one did.

You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love.

So, take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.


Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it'll never begin.

:)

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With Twitter, there must be Retweet!

Exactly! If you are a Twitter user, read this:

Let's Get Twitter to Add a Retweet Button,
Join the Petition Here: http://retweet.com

Spread the Word #retweetsite

TwitterFox allows me to RT (Retweet) the tweets as & when I like. So, it does make sense for Twitter to add a RT button, especially on Twitter Mobile.

Here's a screenshot of the stats of the petition as of 30 April 2009, 4:15 pm (GMT+8). If you go to the site right now, I believe the stats would be very, very different.

I've signed up almost as soon as I saw a tweet about this petition.

Not many people see the benefits of having joining Twitterville. Most have misconceptions. Some say, "Twitter is for busybodies to know about what other busybodies are doing." Some ask, "Why would you need to publish what you're doing to so many people, some might be total strangers?"

To me, it's a matter of getting updated, both personally and socially with the happenings around you or the wide, wide world while you're on the go, anywhere and anytime.

As simple as that.

Connecting to people is the most crucial thing. Try it out and you get to see it for yourself.

Get one at Twitter.com

Check out mine.
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Danny Boy~

Every time I saw this advertisement at the cinema or on Youtube, I got no other choice but to LAUGH!!!!!

Laugh with me!!!!! Yes, LAUGH!!!!!

So, watch this 42-second video first:


Then, check out Danny Boy's priceless, exaggerated "nampak hantu" expression.

ROTFLOL!!!!!

<3

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Let's start Tuesday with Perspective :)

Let's start Tuesday with Perspective. :)

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"It was great, Dad."

"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.

"Oh yeah," said the son.

"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father

The son answered:

"I saw that we have one dog and they have four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?

Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially people around you.
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Updated: [Event] mySimplifieds' 1st Meet-up (2009)

Hello everyone! We've been planning this for a while to have a community meet-up and now, three months down the road, we're actually doing it.

Why do we want to meet-up? Well, other than putting faces to the names we see on our site, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on our site. Plus, we'd like to show you a couple of things we have planned for the future and find out what you think.

So here's what we have in mind. For our very first meet-up, we'd like to invite you over to our workplace at the DiGi Headquarters where the mySimplifieds team hangs-out during office hours. We'll provide food and drinks from DiGi's lovely (Norwegian) café and make this an informal session of discussion and feedback. Of course, there will be games, prizes and goodies too!

Date: 25 April 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (we call it brunch)
Venue: D'House (DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, Lot 10, Jalan Delima 1/1, Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park, 40000 Shah Alam)


Places are limited for the meet-up. As much as we'd like to have 10,000 people attend, it's going to be pretty difficult to fit everyone in one place. So for this first meet-up, we're setting a limit of just 50 people.

If you're interested to attend, just shoot us an email to: [email meetup@mysimplifieds.com] and we'll write back with a confirmation.

Hope to see you there! Till then, happy buying and selling!

Regards,
The mySimplifieds team


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I think I was among the first ones to arrive at D'House at 10:05 am that Saturday and was greeted by David, Erna, and Ninie (the EOs for mySimplifieds members meet-up) and Mark Darren from DiGi. I recognized Mark as Mark Darren. David was kinda surprised and said, "Oh Mark, you're famous."

Breakfast was great, we were served with pastries and bread prepared by D'House's very own in-house café and of course, there's the famous, piping hot Norwegian Coffee. Since this was the first members meet-up, everyone took a little bit of time to mingle around and engage in hearty talks while enjoying breakfast.

Later on, I saw Kin, from Kasatria and Aishah, product manager of mySimplifieds.com. Surprisingly, Kin recognized me and guessed correctly when I introduced myself and what's my job. Of all companies, he could give the perfect guess. Oh-uh. :)

The event was held at the Studio @ D'House, a great place with cool lighting and sound system and perfect for such gatherings with not more than 50 people. Upon entering the Studio, we were given a little gift bag containing a mySimplifieds T-shirt of your preferred size (mine is "S", obviously :P), a Yellowman (mousepad?), and a Kit-Kat keychain. Cool! 

Before the event started, everyone was invited to introduce ourselves. So, we could see a variety of personalities here. Some attended the event out of curiosity, some came for business purposes, and most came because we wanted to know what mySimplifieds could provide us. :) Then, of course the core personnels were introduced to us as well: Aishah (product manager of mySimplifieds.com), Kin (from Kasatria, the technology backbone of mySimplifieds.com), Mark Darren (Consumer Marketing), Prashan Chitty (Events), and Azizi (Online Media).


After an opening word from David, the event went on with Aishah and her speech about the journey of mySimplifieds.com, continued with Kin and his super-duper presentation about certain going-to-be-launched-soon interfaces, as well as an open Q&A session to the floor to gather feedback from everybody. 

The fun part was the "Pitch of the Day" session. A few volunteers took the challenge to make a pitch of the goods that they want to sell. The winning pitch was by a Mr. Chong who pitched about his walking sticks for the elderly people. Mark Darren made a pitch about his colleague, Prashan with this - the best thing about Prashan is that he reminds us of DiGi's Yellowman. But he also added that Prashan could sing really well. Oh yes, he did! :)

Kin's presentation plus the open-to-the-floor Q&A session was very well received by the audience with quite a number of positive responses and feedback.

Finally, Mark Darren conducted a before-lunch-tour around D'House for those who were keen. I left after a brief chat with Aishah and Kin because I got something else to do.

All the best to mySimplifieds.com!

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What is my Monday?

Today, my Monday is another super unproductive day, in terms of WORK.

It all started with the woe of my laptop being attacked by the good-for-nothing Trojan. Adding on to that, I encountered another problem. Installing a software called Photoshop CS2 took me slightly more than THREE FREAKING HOURS, including uninstalling and re-installing again! This laptop is sooooooo OLD that it can't handle more than two tasks at the same time that required high processing capacity. Everything hanged and I've no idea how many times did I reboot my laptop. My afternoon vanished into thin air. What have I done apart from waiting? Really WTF! Sorry for using profanities.

Then, the company's IT department asked us to cooperate (wow... just because I made noise?) to UNINSTALL all our current anti-virus software in order to INSTALL another one. Fine. I just got Bitdefender 2009 installed, like 4 days ago and now I need to uninstall it.

Okay, whatever they say.....


So, here's BitDefender being kicked out from my laptop.
And here's Avira being installed.
And here's Avira doing its job!
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Talk sh1t?

Let's talk sh1t before anything else… ROTFL! You know why? Because it's O.S.I.M! (Oh Sh1t, It's Monday!) XD

Here's how it goes.....

A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said, "Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, "What would you like to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the stranger. "How about nuclear power?" and he smiles.

"OK," she said. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea." To which the little girl replies.....

"Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know sh*t?"

Me: Way to go, little girl! XD
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Oh, I'm a Non-Nerd

As depicted by this:

NerdTests.com says I'm a Non-Nerd.


Should I or should I not laugh? Dumb / Dork / Awkward scores a huge 53%? OMG..... Thank goodness Technology / Computer scores a 33%. And the rest are nyawa-nyawa ikan (meaning half dead). Ahahahahaha!

Hey, I'm a non-nerd but I ain't dumb. If the test is about biology, music, movies (especially horror :P), and language, I'll pass with flying colors! XD

Try it out! It's kinda fun. Right click the image above to view the test site in another tab or window, whichever you prefer.

:D
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Latest Updates: New Room Hunt™ - Part 4 ~The End~ :: WE'VE MOVED!!!

Follow my New Room Hunt™ series.

This is the final episode. XD
(Note: Follow the orange-colored text for the latest updates that I've uploaded on 26 April 2009.)
(Note: Check out WE'VE MOVED!!!)

I've found it at Sterling Condo, SS7, Kelana Jaya. Here's the map. Haha... I can't pinpoint the exact location but I know how to get there. I'm good at recognizing roads without GPS. :P

Right click this link to view a more detailed map in another tab.

Now, let's feast on the photos.


The first thing that caught my attention was how breezy and relaxing this whole place could be. And once you get inside the area, you'll feel like being within the compound of luxurious condos. I've this great sense of safety, security, and calmness. Wow! Thumbs up!!

The drop-off zone resembles what you'll see at 4 to 5 star hotels. The sound of cascading water at the background draws my immediate attention again. As I took my steps gingerly on the pathway, admiring the gentle flow of water, being surrounded by greens, and feeling the gentle breeze upon my face, I feel..... at home.

There's a pool, but not for swimming. Imagine taking a stroll along the pool with ehem... Ah well, it's just so..... romantic and homey. :D

Nice view of a mini park along the pathway.

There's a mini mart and a gym. I'm interested with the mini mart only. :P

Okay, now take a look at the super-wide corridor and the lifts. It's, I mean the corridor/walkway or whatever you called that area is really, really oh-so spacious!!

This is the front gate of the unit (not the opposite unit, I'm taking photo from inside the unit that I'm gonna move in soon).

This is really a dream house. My sister & I got the master bedroom with attached bathroom plus water heater. Car park provided. Two access cards.

The owner is a 30 something lady. She's staying in one of the other 3 middle rooms. She rented the other 2 rooms to 2 guys, that's why for the master bedroom, she wants to take in girl tenants. Haha...

P/S: Oh ya, of course I'll triple-lock the room every night horr... If not, then you come over to torch the other two rooms laaa... Ooops, I shouldn't say this, in case the owner stumbled upon my blog. :P

I'll be moving on 1 May 2009, a Friday, public holiday. Then, I shall have Saturday & Sunday to unpack and settle down.

(Note: Check out WE'VE MOVED!!!)

I've put up 3 photos of the swimming pool.
View 1: Right click this link to view photo 1 in another tab.
View 2:
Right click this link to view photo 2 in another tab.
View 3: Right click this link to view photo 3 in another tab.
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Horror & Humor Sunday Chronicles™

Hmmm... So, I can't really wake up late in the morning unless if I'm having nightmares the previous night. LOL! Dreams are usually the only factor that could keep me bound to my bed. Hahaha!

So, let's start with the "Horror Sunday" chronicles™. XD

Woke up around 9am, switched on my laptop and saw that dreaded anti-virus scan screen prompt displaying this sentence, "...threats have been removed." Aiyorrr... What threats? I traced the name of the doomed entity and came across this string of alphabets: "atdmt". This "atdmt" culprit has been resurfacing itself so many times. I knew it was one of those cookie files. Let me google.

Okay, got it. Atdmt :: Atdmt Removal Instructions


Atdmt is a tracking cookie that monitors your Internet activity and gathers your personal information as you surf the web. This information may be retrieved by the parent company, without your consent.

Huh? Duh... the next thing that annoyed me was when I logged on to my hotmail account. I saw atdmt.com appearing at the bottom of the window. I began to wonder if this is the source of infected cookies. Is live.com somehow connected to atdmt.com?
Yada yede yidi yodo yudu...



Never mind. I've set this. Hope it works.


Hey, it's time to cheer up. Why frown over a string of alphabets called atdmt? :P

So, here comes "Humor Sunday" chronicles™. XD

Enjoy!

Wife: What are you doing?

妻: 你在作什麼啊?

Husband: Nothing.
夫: 沒作什麼。

Wife: Nothing...? You've been reading our marriage certificate for an hour.

妻: 沒作什麼?你看著我們的結婚證書,足足有一小時了。

Husband: I was looking for the expiry date.
夫: 我在尋找它的有效日期是到什麼時候。

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Wife: Do you want dinner?

妻: 要吃晚餐嗎?

Husband: Sure! What are my choices?
夫: 當然!我可以選擇嗎?

Wife: Yes or No.
妻: 要或不要。

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Wife: You always carry my photo in your wallet. Why?

妻: 為什麼你經常把我的照片放在你皮夾裡?

Hubby: When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your picture and the problem disappears.
夫: 當問題發生時,不管有多困難,我看著妳照片就迎刃而解了。

Wife: You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you!
妻: 你看我對你有多麼驚人的影響力啊!

Hubby: Yes! I see your picture and ask myself what other problem can there be greater than this one?

夫: 是啊!望著妳的照片我問自己,還有什麼困難比這個來得大呢?

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Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden.

女孩: 婚後我要分擔你所有的煩惱、困擾,以減輕你的負擔。

Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, but I don't have any worries or troubles.
男孩: 親愛的,妳真體貼,但我並沒有任何煩惱或困擾。

Girl: Well that's because we aren't married yet.
女孩: 哦?那是因為我們還沒結婚的緣故。

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Son: Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady.

子: 今早我和爹地一起搭車,他要我讓座給一位女士。

Mom: Well, you have done the right thing.
母: 嗯,你這麼做是對的。

Son: But mom, I was sitting on daddy's lap.
子:但 是,媽,我當時是坐在爹地的腿上呢。

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A newly married man asked his wife, "Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?"

一位新婚的先生問他太太: 如果我父親沒留下巨額財產給我,你會嫁給我嗎?

"Honey," the woman replied sweetly, "I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!"
女人溫柔的答道: 親愛的,不管是誰留下財產給你,我都會嫁給你的!

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Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and I'll be yours forever.

女孩對著男友說: 吻我,我就永遠屬於你了。

The guy replies: Thanks for the early warning.
男孩回道: 謝謝您提早警告我。

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A wife asked her husband: What do you like most in me, my pretty face or my sexy body?

妻問夫: 你最喜歡我哪一點?我美麗的臉龐,還是我性感的軀體?

He looked at her from head to toe and replied: I like your sense of humor.
他把她從頭到腳瀏覽了一遍,回道:我喜歡你的幽默感。

ROTFL!!!
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Updated: Mandarin Song of the Week: 梁靜茹 ~ 屬於

I love this song very much. In fact, I love all Fish Leong's songs, they have very meaningful lyrics. If you can read and understand Mandarin, you'll love this song as well. I also want the mp3.....

So, here's 梁靜茹 ~ 屬於



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Five For Fighting ~ Superman (It's Not Easy to Be Me)

At last, I found this song: "Superman" by Five For Fighting. Some called it, "It's Not Easy to Be Me". I want the mp3.....



Lyrics:
I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird,
I'm more than a plane
I'm more than some pretty face beside a train
And it's not easy to be me

I wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
'bout a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
And it's not easy to be me

Up, up and away, away from me
Well, it's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy or anything

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

Inside of me..... (x4)

I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
I'm only a man looking for a dream
I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
It's not easy, ooh ooh ooh

It's not easy to be me.
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Connect Me™ !

Previously, meaning before March 2007, I could live without the internet. I didn't have anything to do with the virtual world except for my Hotmail, Yahoo, and Maybank2U accounts. And I'm not so sure why I could survive those days of my life. Worse, I've never known that IE is actually called a browser. I just knew that as long as I press that "e" sign, I'll get logged on to the Internet. OMG...

Then, I started to work with an IT company in March 2007. I'm still working with the same company at the moment (*grinning broadly*). And I intend to work there forever. ^^V

When I first joined the company and was assigned to complete some tasks that required connecting to the internet, I asked one of my seniors, "What's a browser?" Imagine the look of horror on his face. :D Oh-uh, I shouldn't recap this incident here or they'll be laughing their heads off. :P

Nowadays, IF I don't have internet connection, I'LL CERTAINLY DIE OF BOREDOM! Why?

In the office, I'll be logged on to the net from 9am till 8pm. Without the internet, I can't reply emails or complete my assignments. That's how true it is. Even when I'm attending off-site meetings, I'll make sure that I'm NOT disconnected. Thanks to DiGi EDGE! (I spelled it correctly this time :P)

When I'm at home (at night and also over weekends), I'll definitely get myself connected again as long as Screwmyx doesn't screw itself up.
I blogged everyday, usually late at night. So I really, really need the connection.

Then, I found out I've an even worse addiction nowadays. Even when I'm watching movies at the cinema or attending events, I'll stay connected to the virtual world via these few important mobile sites as well!!! OMG!

Okay, now here's the list. Before I proceed, sorry about the quality of the screenshots below. I barely survive while using Paint. Photoshop rules! Haha...

First, Windows Live Messenger. These are screenshots about the downloadable DiGi MSN client for selected supported handsets. From here.


Second,
Twitter.


Third,
Facebook.


Fourth,
TwitPic.


Fifth, the BRAND NEW
My DiGi WAP Portal!!! Best viewed with Firefox.

It's the connection..... to people that counts. Being disconnected means being disoriented. Don't you think so?

:D

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[Friday-12] The Uninvited

This movie gave me an uneasy feeling towards people with mental problem. Read the movie's full synopsis here.

I've watched the 2003 Korean version, The Tale of Two Sisters, touted as one of the best Korean psychological thriller with a very tricky ending twist. Since The Uninvited is basically the remake of The Tale of Two Sisters, I could almost guess the whole storyline as the movie rolled on. But to those who haven't watch the Korean version, you'll go "ooohhh" when the twisted ending is presented to you.

However, there's always downsides of remakes. A remake will either retain almost all its predecessor's elements or it has to do better than that. For The Uninvited, majority of the plots were maintained with exceptions of certain scenes such as the stepmother being killed (in the Korean version, the stepmother was spared from tragedy).

Overall, not a bad movie.

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Installing Love

Here's a geeky yet good piece of writing! :)

Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running?

Customer: Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge, and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem. Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?

Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your Start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, "Error - Program not run on external components." What should I do?

Tech Support: Don't worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to "Love yourself before you can Love others."

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the 'My Heart' directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: Thank you!

Tech Support/God: You're Welcome, Anytime.

Me: Wow...
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The Chronicles of Trojan Exorcism™

After wasting two days stressing myself out with unnecessary anxieties, being snappy, and feeling "oh-so-darn-hurt" with that kind of "don't-blame-me" attitude (muahahahaha!), I decided to commemorate my dear laptop's journey of Trojan plus Worm infection and brand it as "The Chronicles of Trojan Exorcism™".

Hey, I wanna cheer myself up, okay. From the moment I know how to operate a desktop, PDA, laptop, and whatever gadget that I have, I've NEVER let them get hurt by these bastards (virus/spyware/malware, etc). And now, an honest mistake (assumed that it is) from an unexpected suspect cost me two days of nonproductive performance. Oh, so that's not a problem eh?

Okay, now let me do a little recap from my previous post. This is gonna be a SUPER LENGTHY, LONG-WINDED post. Skip it if you don't wanna read. I've warned you beforehand. :D

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20 April 2009, past 7:30pm

Borrowed an infected thumbdrive. How on earth was I suppose to know that it was infected? The Trojan didn't show face and say, "Hi Joyce, I'm Trojan. Nice to meet you!" Correct?

20 April 2009, past 10:30pm
Suspecting something amissed when my laptop was slower than usual, I ran the anti-virus software but got nil result about any impending virus attack although I did see a log about a spyware. I pushed all negative thoughts aside, hoping that the log was just a delusion.


21 April 2009, about 9:30am
The owner of that thumbdrive had her desktop's hard disk reformatted. Gulp! Fearing the worst, I ran the anti-virus software again but I didn't get any virus alert at all. So, I thought I was just being paranoid.

21 April 2009, about 8:45pm
When the Trojan alert prompt blasted my laptop screen a few times and an unwanted exe file executing itself without my permission, I could feel my heart throbbing at my throat. The night my lappie succumbed to Trojan, my heart bled and I shed silent tears while cursing that good-for-nothing thumbdrive. WTF.

22 April 2009, about 2:15pm
- 1st round scan: 48 infected files
- 2nd round scan: In progress
- Thumbdrive: Scanned, not infected
- EHD: Shall scan tomorrow (23 April 2009)

22 April 2009, about 5:15pm
- Die virus die! Go back to where you're from!
- My lappie is going through the process of virus exorcism. Now scanning folder by folder. *prays hard*

22 April 2009, about 8:45pm
Back-up all working files and Outlook's .pst files. Scanned with BitDefender 2009. All cleared from Trojan
sial. But, C drive shall be re-formatted tomorrow. Ah well... Let there be light! :D

23 April 2009, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Trojan Exorcism Status: Successfully Executed. Hard Drive Formatted. Autorun Disabled.

Ouch! Copying files plus formatting the hard drive took me 6 hours while I struggled half-dead replying work emails via webmail, something that I HATE very much. I don't like that web interface, okay?

Re-set my Windows Live Messenger > Tools > Options > Everything there. All my emoticons are gone again. Haih.....

Downloaded Modify Header (for work purposes) and made it functioning. Then, TwitterFox (for Twitter, obviously) and added back my Twitter account to it. Then, there's Google Toolbar for easier access to my Google Account. By all means, I want my Firefox to function like what I used to have. Took me... less than 20 minutes, thank God!

Then, while I was trying to solve a client's request, I discovered that without Nokia PC Suite, I can't get that screenshot from my phone! Arrgghhh!!! So, I spent another 15 minutes installing Nokia PC Suite.

Then, I launched Microsoft Outlook and replied all work emails HAPPILY. I have this habit of presenting nice, HTML emails without fail. Without these formattings, I'll feel handicapped and restless! Perfectionist?

Cheered myself up by emailing him the transparent gif I promised. :D

23 April 2009, about 5:30pm
Full scan on EHD done, not infected by Trojan. Good. Now I BACK-UP ALL my working files in my EHD as well.

23 April 2009, about 7:30pm
Went berserk for a good 20 minutes when I can't go online. Dunno wtf was wrong with my wireless function. I guessed I pissed the IT guy off when I snapped at him via my mobile phone for 7 minutes. He won't pick up my second call. Duh. Fine. I fixed it on my own after I re-started my laptop.

23 April 2009, about 9:30pm
Mess around Control Panel:
- Display
- User Account
- Power Options
- Regional and Language Options
- Sounds and Audio Devices
- User Accounts

Re-run driver for my webcam. Passed UAT.


Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah.

It fits.

I still got Worm alert prompts. WTF!!!
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Updated: Funny Job Related Charts & Graphs

20 Funny Job Related Charts and Graphs

Check out the link above. Right click to open link in new tab.

It's really funny, hilarious, and oh-so-true!!!

Don't kill me! :P

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Updated: New Mobile Phone Hunt™

I shall ditch my hunt™ of getting an E63. I think I've fallen in love with E71!!!

Four colleagues are using E71. Two of them (ladies) own the elegant white E71. One guy owns a slick and sexy black E71 and another guy owns the oh-so-gorgeous silver E71! Today, an ex-colleague showed me his one-month old slick and sexy black E71.

Arrrggghhh!!!

My first, initial, and immediate interest was in the oh-so-sweet-looking pinkish E71. But then, I heard rumors that this pink one won't be sold in the Malaysian market. Haiyaa... So, I shifted my attention to the oh-so-gorgeous silver E71. Behold, I mean, beware the temptation. :P

When I hold this phone for the first time in my hands and "molested" it again and again, I could feel that owning one should be my destiny. Ahahahaha!

The problem is: I need to berpijak pada bumi nyata. Forking out RM1,300 plus at one go will disrupt my financial stability. Not that I couldn't do so, but I choose not to do so. May be I'm too logical and sensible. Hmmmmm.....

How arr? I really [heart] this phone so much. Or, should I get those 1-year interest-free credit card payment installment plan? Whatever you call that plan as. Hmmmmm.....
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Updated: My lappie is sick :'(

I was sick - coughing my lungs (or parts of it) out for one week or so. That was last week. One whole packet of lemon-flavored Fisherman's Friend managed to cure my coughing fits.

Now, it's my lappie's turn. She's infected by virus, most probably a far-k-ing Trojan, as alerted by my Bitdefender (anti-virus). I got no idea where that stupid Trojan came from, seriously. I've always switched on the anti-virus faithfully, without fail. And now, I can't launch my anti-virus software at all. :S

So, lappie's gonna stay in the hospital for dunno how long and I can't reply work emails tomorrow (22 April 2009). Luckily, I've downloaded the client for DiGi MSN on my mobile. So, I bet I'll be very mobile tomorrow.

Need to reach me? Just call or SMS or MSN or Twitter or go to my cubicle. Haha.

That's all for now.

Hope lappie won't be re-formatted.

Sigh...

Updates (22 April 2009, about 2:15pm):
1st round scan: 48 infected files
2nd round scan: In progress
Thumbdrive: Scanned, not infected
EHD: Shall scan tomorrow (23 April 2009)

Updates (22 April 2009, about 5:15pm):
Die virus die! Go back to where you're from!
My lappie is going through the process of virus exorcism. Now scanning folder by folder. *prays hard*

Updates (22 April 2009, about 8:45pm):
Back-up all working files and Outlook's .pst files. Scanned with BitDefender 2009. All cleared from Trojan sial. But, C drive shall be re-formatted tomorrow. Ah well... Let there be light! :D


Updates (23 April 2009, about 4:30pm):
Trojan Exorcism Status: Successfully Executed. Hard Drive Formatted. Autorun Disabled.

Check out The Chronicles of Trojan Exorcism™.
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Making a baby

Let's get cured (a bit) from the O.S.I.M. (Oh, Sh1t, It's Monday) syndrome! XD

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This is hilarious! There's not one dirty word in it, and it's funny.

The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, "Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon."

Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. "Good morning, Ma'am," he said, "I've come to..."

"Oh, no need to explain," Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, "I've been expecting you."

"Have you really?" said the photographer. "Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?"

"Well, that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat."

After a moment she asked, blushing, "Well, where do we start?"

"Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room floor is fun. You can really spread out there."

"Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn't work out for Harry and me!"

"Well, Ma'am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time, but if we try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results."

"My, that's a lot!" gasped Mrs. Smith.

"Ma'am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I'd love to be in and out in five minutes, but I'm sure you'd be disappointed with that."

"Don't I know it," said Mrs. Smith quietly.

The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his baby pictures. "This was done on the top of a bus," he said.

"Oh, my word!" Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat.

"And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their mother was so difficult to work with."

"She was difficult?" asked Mrs. Smith.

"Yes, I'm afraid so. I finally had to take her to the park to get the job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a good look."

"Four and five deep?" said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement.

"Yes," the photographer replied. "And for more than three hours, too. The mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate, and when darkness approached I had to rush my shots. Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in..."

Mrs. Smith leaned forward. "Do you mean they actually chewed on your, uh...equipment?"

"It's true, Ma'am, yes.... Well, if you're ready, I'll set-up my tripod and we can get to work right away."

"Tripod?"

"Oh, yes, Ma'am. I need to use a tripod to rest my Canon on. It's much too big to be held in the hand very long."

Mrs. Smith fainted.

THE END
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Fast & Furious 4

Vroooooooooommmm!

I know there were FF1, 2, 3 and there's 4. And so, I watched FF4.

Vin Diesel, as Dom Toretto, is still as tough as ever - botak, muscular, mean, almost violent but he's definitely NOT heartless. Dom sought for revenge when he knew that Braga was behind the murder of Letty, his girlfriend but when he confronted Braga, he spared his life and asked Brian to bring him back to the US from Mexico.

In fact, this movie has a lot of mean-looking men, including Fenix Rise, the man who murdered Letty. He got this stare that could make your blood curdle in fear. But then, I think Brian (Paul Walker) looks odd in this movie - too soft-spoken. Or may be I'm just being bias because I thought all drivers who drive-n-drift like that usually has some kind of trademark look. Akakakaka!

The best lines I like from the movie:

Campos (Braga): You two know each other?

*Silence*

Dom: He (referring to Brian) used to date my sister.

Campos (speaking to Brian): Oh, you're one lucky man.

*All three men looked at each other and Campos continued*

Campos: Because you're still breathing.

Dom then gave some kind of snickering smile. Very funny.

Overall, not a bad movie, unexpectedly. The car kejar-mengejar scenes really made my heart raced and I found myself covering my eyes whenever some of those car crashed! Ouch!

:P
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Korean food/snacks

Hahahaha! I'm pretty fascinated with my skill of cultivating fresh interest in things that draw my attention. That's why it's always good to take a tour around places like One Utama, The Curve, Cineleisure, MidValley, Jusco Bukit Tinggi, etc. I call these trips - weekend window-shopping trip. I can justify that this activity is very beneficial to the human body. :P

First, walking burns off excess calories, thus keeping you fit and trim. Second, walking strengthens your leg muscles, thus keeping your legs strong. Third, walking allows you to spend quality time with whoever you're walking with. Fourth, while you're walking and lepak-ing, you shall bump into events/happenings/activities that you might not even know of! Ahahahahaha!

So, here's one!
Korean Food Fair '09 at One Utama, New Wing, ending today (19 April 2009).

Before my sister and I stumbled our way into this vibrant place with stalls and stalls of eye-catching snacks, fruits, drinks, (you name it!), we've scavenged some pretty neat stuff from Lotte Mart, a Korean Mart.

See..... but we bought them moderately because of the price.

Korean snacks!! Must eat moderately to avoid upgrading my jeans size. LOL!

Ahhh... this is good. It's called Rice Punch. Let me list down its ingredients: Water, ginger extracts, sugar, steam boiled rice, malt extracts. My sister and I fell in love with this dessert when we visited Dae Jang Gum @ Section 14 last year (2008). Ever since then, we've been scouting high and low for it. Thanks to Lotte Mart that our kempunan is cured!
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