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It’s the end of Chinese New Year period for me, I …

In General - Old Posts on February 25, 2007 at 4:52 am

It’s the end of Chinese New Year period for me, I had a GREAT time with my family, cousins, uncles and aunties, one of the best periods of festive season for me. Yesterday was at Jason’s house, it’s as usual, eat dinner then play. It was different today, however. We started off in a small group, or rather, a PSP group. We sat by the huge swimming pool and played
Bomberman™. Was fun, until it got bored, we continue chatting until Joey called and ask for our co-ordinates. We went to the basketball court and screw around for a while. There was 2 freaks playing basketball, we don’t know what the hell are they trying to do, playing basketball with 2 persons, acting like freaking monkeys, it goes on for another few minutes and off they go, retards. After that we played hide-and-seek-that-feels-like-catching thingy, this caused the sling on Sarah’s bag to snap, leaving the connector flying to the world of nowhere. We helped her to search for it, at least for half an hour, but to no avail. Sad she was, sad we were :(. No choice, we went back below the house, by the small swimming pool to chat, it was fun. We chat about everything under the moon. After an hour later it was time to go home, ahh.. Another day gone like this, how fast time flies omg.

I’ll be going to Hong Kong tomorrow, for five days =0. The longest ever period out of my beloved Singapore. We’ll be there to shop till we drop for sure, since theres nothing else to do there. But, I am sure it’s going to be fun there, due to the cold weather the skyscrapers(although singapore’s one is better) and the noisiness there. When I come back, there are many things I will look forward to:

– Nvidia 8800GTX!
– Supreme Commander
– Polytechnic posting results
– 5 days earlier to new house!

That’s it for now, cya!

Bye Singapore!

(picture by babystan)

Hi Hongkong!


(picture by babystan)

– Gyver

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Gong Xi Fa Chai Everyone! Wish all of you an end…

In General - Old Posts on February 18, 2007 at 3:42 pm

Gong Xi Fa Chai Everyone! Wish all of you an endless supply of wealth and good health!

Pardon for the limited amount of new year wishing, as you know, my Chinese sucks. Chinese New Year is the only thing I like that is related to Chinese, and that’s because all my relatives come together as one to celebrate and have lots of fun.

Although this year is a bit different – I had a slightly better time at my mother’s side than at my father’s. Some of my not-so-close aunties are actually very humorous, they joked a lot especially this year. Finally I feel some warmth after so many pai-nians I attended at my grandma’s house. It is also the first time I ate my uncle’s personal cooked food, although I didn’t eat much as I had no appetite after waking up. That place is seriously a sleeper’s haven! I don’t know why but the angle or intensity of the sun made us drowsy, sis and I actually dozed off while waiting for our turn to eat. We went off at around 3.30, then made our way to marcus’ house.

Upon reaching his house, only us, Wei Kang and Marcus’ cousins were there. Sat down and watched the CNY thingy for awhile and went up. His cousins were there playing, then we sat down and err.. stoned around. We played cards after Wei Kang came up, then playedRisk afterwards. Around 10 minutes into the game, we felt that the game is redundant. We ain’t waging war on each other, instead, we played peacefully, allowing each other’s army to get a safe passage to its reinforcements out there. Soon enough, we were conquring many territories and regions. We packed up and went down.

[Continued on February 19, Monday 10.05]

We just sat around and chat. Soon enough, Marcus’ cousins went home and Jeslyn arrived, everyone welcomed them with open arms. Jason too arrived moments later. We had a chat about our studies, joey and afterwards army and our future plans. It was a nice chat indeed.

At around 7 pm, everyone has already arrived. We ate dinner, it was great. Jason had a chat with us afterwards, taking about the horrors of the army and the fun side of it as well. He told us that our army times will be more relaxed, which is a huge relief to us. After that was nothing much, just playing around, debating, chatting and taking photos. It was early today though, the whole thing ended at around 11.30. It used to be around 1-2am. The end of Day 1.

It’ll be Grace’s house today which will start quite early. Let’s hope it’ll be fun today as well.

I’ll post my new year resolutions later as I’m quite busy right now. Cya! Gong Xi Fa Chai!

Nothing much today. Found a joke on the web that i…

In General - Old Posts on February 16, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Nothing much today. Found a joke on the web that is quite…funny, check this out.

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana’s death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel,
driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, (check the bottle before you change the spelling) followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates’s technology, and you’re probably reading this on your computer,
that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, and trucked to you by Mexican illegals…..

That, my friends, is Globalization.

That’s all, cya!

After days of working, we finally finished the 70 …

In General - Old Posts on February 14, 2007 at 12:44 pm

After days of working, we finally finished the 70 extra computers. We are going at an average of 2 computers/hr today. It is not a very time efficient task to be honest. Transferring the computer to the table and plugging it up takes at least a minute. After that, we have to manually select the Image-boot up option, which takes at least 5 minutes to load. Following on is the Ghosting, which takes an average of at least 5 minutes as well, to make matter worse, the computer have to be Ghosted one-by-one as the server cannot take too much load. With 7 ports,it took us at least 35 minutes of our time to complete ghosting the computers. Installation of Windows 2000 was next, taking up 6 minutes and thereafter going on to the updates of the company software, which takes at least 30 minutes. 30minutes is bad enough, we still have to manually update the latest software due to server problems. The least efficient task we were told to do was to let it on for another half-hour to let the server host identify and verify the new computer. Overall, the total process time taken to build a computer is estimated to be around 1hr 46 minutes, a grueling process indeed.

Adding on, the IT Build Room is hell for almost anyone, tight space and the lack of chairs made this building process a very hard one. Although the conditions there were not very good, what makes me willing to continue working there is the staff.

There’s actually 2 staff working there as well, one is a kind and funny elderly man while another is a both funny and hardworking guy in his twenties(sadly he smokes). They gave us a reason to work there, working and having fun at the same time, which means a happy working experience. They taught me how to fix the errors that occurred during the installation of the images, additionally, they’ve shown me how fun work can be. When they are out working, they gave us access to the internet when our computer is busily installing. In a nutshell, they made hard work fun. Although I don’t really wish to go back there to work again, working with them will be great. And if I really didn’t go back to that workplace, I really wish them all the best and thank them for what they had taught me.

This is a illustration of how the elderly man look like
(i didn’t draw it, I saw it pasted on the wall) :

Other than that, I’ve learnt how tired you can be after one whole day of work. For the past 2 days I’ve experienced tiredness like never before. These two days I had skipped gaming,surfing the net. Instead, I watched TV for a few minutes and actually fall asleep quite early. I wonder if this will happen to me in the future, being tired and sleeping after reaching home and, something I hate might happen, Routine.

Being so tired already, I still want to blog more before I sleep, as I have many plans for the future, all within 2007. I’ll post what I plan to get within 2007, in order of preference and importance.

My number one Want! :

Nvidia 8800GTS or rather, the 8800GTX 768MB graphics card.

I’ve been dreaming of this card ever since I saw the trailer during the Mini Bf2142 tournament, where Nvidia aggressively advertise this card. It was love at first sight. The graphics were pure clarity, with no lag at all. Imagine playing Supreme Commander or Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars on full graphics with full AA(anti-aliasing). It cost a bomb but this might be my reward for my O levels result.

Secondly, the Hp Pavilion Dv9200!:

The Hp Pavilion Dv9200. A laptop that caters to almost anyone, be it a businessman, a gamer or a normal user. It’s equipped with a 2.16 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, also armed with 2GB DDR2 rams, not to forget, a Nvidia Go 7600 512 graphics card. Moreover, it weights only around 3kg, which is considered light with so much features on it. It costs around 3000-4000 bucks. It’s my first laptop for poly life, since Ngee Ann Poly made owning lappy compulsory. Owning this laptop will be more of a reality soon enough.

The third item I dream to own is :

The Playstation 3. The third generation console. It’s sort of a must for all gamers, with many PS-3 only games, it’s a console to die for. Crisp and realistic graphics are its forte, no one has ever seen such great graphics before. Additionally, it has a Blu-Ray player to boast about, with HDD storage and an internet browser, you can watch videos, play games, view pictures and listen music all in your hall. Coming with it are also the wireless controllers which provides the freedom of playing the PS3 without any irritating wires posing a threat to people walking past the tv, or rather, kills the wire rolling thing after having a quick game. This one will come at a price of around SGD$939++, which I calculated using the currency converter.

That would be my list for now, as time goes by, as technology continues to develop, more gadgets will appear on the list.

That will be all for now I guess. This is the longest post I’ve ever written this year, let’s hope I’ll write longer ones in the future. And yeah, congratulations to Marcus for owning his own PSP! Have Fun!

Asus G2. Let’s hope it’ll become my first noteboo…

In General - Old Posts on February 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Asus G2. Let’s hope it’ll become my first notebook. The specs are incredible, to be precise, faster than my computer other than the 512MB X1700 Graphics card.

Check out the review here :

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3462&review=Asus+G2P

Screenshots

Cost around SGD 4000. Cool eh?

Choices. Irreversible Choices. Have I made the wr…

In General - Old Posts on February 12, 2007 at 1:07 pm

Choices. Irreversible Choices.

Have I made the wrong choice going to Hong Kong for the end of march? Have I made the wrong choice going to the course in the poly? Most importantly, have I TRUSTED the right person? Family. It’s a strong word of course, it is a combination of many meanings, which I feel consists of Care, joy, trust and RESPECT. Being nice to each other and respecting each other is important. Joking with each other is alright but does provocative jokes counts? Or rather, benefit us? This will lead to quarrels, anger and disappointment time and again. To me this doesn’t make sense at all, being angry won’t do any of us good. I’ll still have to face them in the future so fequently. Let’s hope I have the chance to reverse the whole thing, don’t go for the holiday and chose other courses instead.

Respect

Another great Sunday going by us. A different Sund…

In General - Old Posts on February 11, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Another great Sunday going by us. A different Sunday though. The first Sunday after the release of the O levels results, the first Sunday at Marcus’ house and the first great family day after O levels. I woke up in the morning at around 6.10, pretty early I would say. It’s not easy sleeping in a freezing room but it’s the first time I had a chance to sleep in an air-conditioned room since a bird built a nest under the A.C unit two months ago. As I was saying, I woke up at around 6.10 and was greeted by a creepy sound. It was loud and quick, 3 seconds and it was gone. Shocked I am, early in the morning 6.10 hearing a weird sound. It sound so… digital -_-. How bad is that? From that moment onwards I am stumped, so I stay awake for the rest of the day. I watched the sun rise slowly, how fun and nice. At the same time, going through all the courses again to make sure that I chose my courses correctly. After that Sis woke up as she was too cold, I asked her if anyone had called her or something and she said yes, so the creepy sound came from her hand phone. Indeed, some one messaged her in the early morning and I happen to hear the ringtone. Soon after that, Marcus woke up and came to my room. We discuss about the courses and came into a decision. 12 choices, one paper and one pen. After we are done deciding the courses, I sort of dozed off on his bed. Joey also dozed off while watching a lame honkie show, it’s this man and another women always bumping into each other in this “small” world. They sort of love each other in like 2-3 days. How lame. We went to eat ba kua after that, very nice, brought by my anther uncle.

After that, my parents arrived and they stay around for at least half-hour and went for lunch.. DIM SUM! It was great, our whole family going out for breakfast after so long as joey always stay at home and maple, that freak’s game. After that we went straight home as all of us were very tired after waking up so early, like me. Btw, I got a hint that I’ll get a new gfx card pretty soon, an 8800GTX perhaps?Gahahaha.

[Continued at 12.28am]
I came home to have a nap, and then got to play against a noob with falcon. It was pure fun and ownage, never had such a great game for ages. Then I played supcom with joey and I spammed nukes like there’s no tomorrow. Fun.

Another thing to talk about. Razer Death..DeathADDER? What the hell does deathadder means? I mean, it sounds stupid. Some companies nowadays uses stupid names to name their product, and they think they had achieved creativity just by that. Moreover, does a freaking mouse ensure that you will win the game once you use it? “When placed in the right hands, will send enemies surrying for cover”..Hmmm, so you pay 90 bucks for this shit, go into the competition and just shoot? This is only possible if theres an integrated auto-aim system in it. Advertisement nowadays, sigh.

Judgement Day: O Levels Result

In General - Old Posts on February 9, 2007 at 11:07 am

Quoted from http://www.channelnewsasia.com

81.6% of students scored 5 or more ‘O’ level passes in 2006 GCE exams
By Pearl Forss, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 09 February 2007 1540 hrs

The ‘O’ Level examination results were released on Friday, with 81.6 percent of students getting 5 or more GCE ‘O’ level passes.

This was a slight increase from the 80.7 percent pass rate for 2005.

There were a total of 38,593 school candidates in the 2006 examinations, and 99.9 percent of them were awarded certificates.

Students can collect their results from their schools, while private candidates may access their results at www.seab.gov.sg.

In 2004, 82.7 percent of students scored 5 or more ‘O’ level passes.

The drop in 2005 was attributed to the fact that some 2,000 students in the cohort skipped the ‘O’ levels, as they were on the Integrated Programme which took them straight to the ‘A’ levels. – CNA/ch

81.6% Passes and I’m one of them! Scoring 20 for my L1R5 and 14 for my L1R4. The grades are as show below.

English B3
Chinese B Pass
Maths C5
POA B3
Humanities A1
Science(Bio/Chem) A2
Art C6

I screwed up my Maths, seriously. If I had done better I’ll get at least a B3. POA was also a let down, I expected an A2 at least. Art was understandable, I didn’t really give a damn as it was consuming too much of my time, so future O level candidates! Do NOT ever choose Art as your elective or whatsoever.

Overall, I’m satisfied with my results. As seen from the above picture I made during the Prelims, many of my subjects fall short of my target. Though many of my subjects fall short of my targeted score, it have proven that hard work will always be accompanied by success. I definitely need more practice in maths!

That’s all for now, might post more later. Bye bye O Levels!

Tomorrow IS the day, the release of the O levels r…

In General - Old Posts on February 8, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Tomorrow IS the day, the release of the O levels results. I’m both excited and worried at the same time, the feeling is unpredictable. I was nervous and very eager at one moment and worried, wishing that the results will be released at a later date, moments later. Confidence level was fluctuating as well, the thought of Geography, Science and POA raised my confidence level considerably while the instant thought of English and Maths sent it down instantly. How will I fare? Have been thinking of this since I came back from work, should I wake up later or earlier tomorrow? If I wake up later, my excitement/fear will be over sooner while waking up earlier will make me even more nervous as the clock ticks towards the time of release. The answer will be released at 2.30pm tomorrow, wish me all the best. Nothing I do will change the results or whatsoever.

Rain or Shine?

3 more days to the release of the O Level results,…

In General - Old Posts on February 6, 2007 at 9:50 am

3 more days to the release of the O Level results, time is running so quickly. I have mixed feelings now, to feel happy as the day has finally arrived or to be worried due to the scare of doing badly for it. I guess the best is not to think about it, enjoy the remaining time as much as possible before the results are out. Anyway, I spent almost the whole day creating a new forum for Supreme Commander Singapore, quite satisfied with my work but there’s more to go. So far only one member signed up for it but still no posts yet. Patience is the key to go.

Anyway, there’s work tomorrow, again. Luckily not that much computers, I heard only 60+. Nevertheless, I’ll be chioning supcom later as the beta is ending soon, cya!

Visit the forum @ http://supcomsg.20.forumer.com/