Monday, June 30, 2008

Stuck In A Moment

I heard this song when I was about to dose off on Sat. And it just startled me, shook my head and got my bearings where it should be. This song makes me rip. Dedicated to the late lead INXS, I can say, 'you gotta get yourself together'.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

What If I Bought A...


Well, you can certainly do much with today's tech. Products and consumers these days all want their pockets free from bulging devices. Many don't want a separate iPod. Some will set in for a phone music player. in any case, many devices we see on the market are sporting a new genre of sales; Convergence Devices. So a PS3 can basically do some, not all, things at once. But please, don't expect your PS3 to do you laundry or something like that. : ) A game console that as though came out from Apple's aesthetics class, it has a piano black glossy finish and under that hood, it has a combined power of 2 graphics card from Nvidia. (The last time I checked, it has a combined of 2 'outdated' cards!) So, what would I do with it?

Ah, the PS3 can sit at my living room among my cable box and my *ahem* plasma TV. I would highly intend it to be my media centre where all my music are streamed into it or the very least, stored in its 80 GB hard drive. No space? Swap it with a 250. Well maybe, some tweaking here and there, my PS3 could be a back up? But the 'tweaking' will be more of hacking. No time to waste.

I'll play my games there. After which, some dude will invent some program that allows me to play downloaded games. HAHA! I'm not saying that I support piracy. I just need to keep the discs to a minimal low.

Since it has a Blu-Ray player, movies go high def! Would I download movies? Erm... no? TV Shows? Well, support in this area is non-existence. So generally, a PS3, for me, will be one expensive paper weight. Just games when it was built to replace that cable box.

Waste of money!

Friday, June 20, 2008


I need a mouse. My bluetooth mouse is too small and IT IS KILLING THE EARTH! I need a USB mouse...

This is nice.

(Credit: TechRepublic)

But I can only use the 2 primary buttons... My Mac ain't compatible with it. ) :


The Mighty Mouse? Hmm...

Anyway, both are expensive and it will surely burn me around $100. Well, it looks like it's just you and me Mr Bluetooth Mouse.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

And the reason, is still you. Yup.

There’s definitely a thin line between entertainment and war! And this rant.

Every Sunday, is something everyone would love to look on to. Unfortunately it is also something some would dread. Of course it marks the start of the end. The start to get your gears oiled and crash course into the unknown wilderness of Monday blues. It’s good that we are associating feelings with colours. It just proves that emotions are a necessity.

In any rate, that chunk of words is not what I’m trying to point out. If you’ve been an avid reader (which I highly doubt), I always feature an ‘80 cents’ post where I articulate a piece of news and express my views (whaha! It rymes!). Well yeah, and IF you have been an avid reader, you’ll know that I didn’t write last week’s, an addition that I missed.

Well, let’s talk about that shall we? Weeks ago, my mind dwelled upon a secret that changed me. And my mind for that matter of fact. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t do anything. My mind just froze in time, but of course, time still moved. It was a case of OCB. Now, go and wiki it and you’ll know what I mean.

Now, now, it’s not anything that is related to ANYTHING negative. Though it might. I mean, I look at it in a positive point. So anyway, that secret was so heavy that I just couldn’t take it. I just dropped dead, metaphorically that is.

So I’m here to say, to drain the excess baggage, that I DEADLY NEED A RANT POST. C’mon! Look at it! This is a blog! A personal blog! BLOGGER WAS CREATED FOR THESE RANTS! And what is a blog without a rant! Especially a rant on life. Yes, there are several speciality blogs that cover many different subjects. But a blog is a blog. One way or another, you must rant. Take a look at my archives! I barely had one in the past 2 weeks! (The Hoobastank video is JUST A VIDEO! :) )

And yes I’ve RANTed. Though any English teacher that reads mine would happily critic on the unimaginable number of spelling errors. Sigh. And we thought that we could depend on computers for driving. They can’t even handle spelling!

You gotta know. Life sucks cos there’s no such thing as perfect. Sigh.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Reason

I'm not a perfect person
There's many things I wish I didn't do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you

I'm sorry that I hurt you
It's something I must live with everyday
And all the pain I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away
And be the one who catches all your tears
That's why I need you to hear

I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you (x4)

I'm not a perfect person
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you

I've found a reason to show
A side of me you didn't know
A reason for all that I do
And the reason is you

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Fried noodles, or mee goreng, in the morning. Bad breakfast or brunch? Whatever it may be, my stomach is giving the acids a much needed 'practice'. Seriously, who would have guessed that such a heavy meal is acceptable in sunny Singapore. Mee Rebus, Nasi Lemak, Prata. All of these foods have a taste that would be needed in Lunch but they are taken as a Breakfast meal too. Shockingly, no one ever thought a Breakfast meal would be a bread and some tea. Well, that's so British of me. ; )

Today's the big day. The PC Show is something that I had looked for for the past few weeks! RAH, I wanna...

Freak lah. I'm tired. Leaving this post half done.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Full Speed Ahead! Oh Are We?

This coming 12 to 15 of June marks a very special day for me. No, it's not my birthday. No, it's not any wedding occasion. Let me be specific. It will be a great day for techies like me. Yes, I'm talking about THE PC SHOW!

With it just around the corner, I'm sure, VERY sure to be exact, that we all have our various shopping list. I can imagine some with a highlighted new plasma or a PS3 on that No 1 spot. Whatever it may be, the PC Show will be a great place to check out new tech goodies and also exploit the great bargains.

But before you flash that 'no-limit-credit-card'! Let me share some of my experiences and some tips. Granted, I'm no shopping guru (Well actually, this should be the Girl's job) but I ain't no different when encoutering BUYER'S REGRET DISEASE! What's that? Oh it's the awful fate of an innocent buyer. No one, as far as I know, could see it coming. It can happen to ANYONE. Like a streak of lightning, it hits you hard, immobilising every limb as you finally realise,

that product you just bought, is no more the best.

Yes, that horror, virus, natural disaster, bombing or whatever. It hurts much more than you realise. Sure, it's hard to run away (that is if your wallet is a bottomless pit) but I can equip you with some paddings so when it hits you, you won't feel suicidal.

CASE STUDY NO 1: The Nintendo DS
That little clamshell may be the future of gaming. More interaction of touch and less punching of buttons. So it wasn't wrong for one to feel 'I gotta have that!'. But if you don't know, Nintendo has a pretty bad history of Nip/Tuck. Nintendo would make the DS undergo a slimming program.

I remember the coolness I had garnered when I brought it to school and also the raging flames I got when the DS Lite came out. Sigh. TIP: ALWAYS, ALWAYS DO YOUR RESEARCH! Check it out. Cnet, Gamespot, GameFAQS or even Google.

CASE STUDY NO 2: The Misinterpretation
If you're like me, a lonely dude who is like a one-man country where you get your $$$ from you citizens (in this case my parents), you better choose carefully on what you want to propose to them. I'm nobody's fan. I'm everybody's admirer. I dream of a sub-$1000 Mac Pro with gaming support and an ultimate gaming machine made in partnership of Microsoft and Sony. And yes, they have been only in my dreams.

Usually, my parents sponsor me. So when I saw the sleek, sexy PS3, I totally wanted it. So I brought my parents to Courts, (the Asian version of Best Buy) just like a meet with my girl, and told them about the PS3. And yes they said no because of the $800 price tag.

And when I got back. I pondered, 'Hey! I could get the Xbox 360. It's comparably cheaper and my parents would buy it!'. No dude, that doesn't work. Now, they'll just use the excuse that it's also expensive. TIP NO 2: DON'T JUMP INTO THAT PRODUCT!

Well that's all I have now. Plenty of tips out there but I only got 2. Happy PC Show guys!

; )

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Internet, Baby!

"The light that shines upon me, shines upon my neighbour."

You know, the internet is a BIG THING. You can get connected even though you're just sitting there in your soft spot. In a way, it promotes sociality and expansion simultaneously. Of course, the question that boggles my mind is that after billion of years of 'proper' interaction, can we just drop that habit and be conected electronically?

Before e-mails, there were snail mails. Before projector screens, there were chalkboards. And for this week, before 802.11N, there was dial-up. Granted, in a space of 50 years, we have advanced so much in technology that no one had ever thought that we will be shifting to the yet undiscovered cyberworld.

The internet was previously thought a softcopy version of a library. But it stores more than books. In fact, we can call it a shopping mall, a playground, a City Hall, a bank, a pub or even a 2nd home. Right now, the internet is more like a world of zeroes and ones. Cyberworld sounds old school. 4th dimension? Alternate world? Dream world? Whatever you call it, this thing holds more than what you think.

Sociality. Man knows his neighbour through interaction. But will we drop it in favour of wireless interactions? Friends are just a kilobyte away in Facebook. Your very own news in your blog. Generally, these services give a whole new meaning to the internet. They don't just prove the internet's power, but also displays the gears of user's interaction and ultimately freedom in motion.

But are they also removing our human side? Sometimes, we get so into the internet that it removes our sense of human touch. Conversing in e-mail, blogging about your nagging boss, or even shopping The Click Five concert tickets in eBay. Everything we did through human interaction has been replaced by electronic means.

So? What happens nest? Well, look at this way, internet connects you but you decide what to do. Ride on that connection or just break away. You decide.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Inside Out

I feel my flesh being ripped inside out, parting the bones that grew with it. Gasping for air, my heart reluctantly beats as it sees the end. The tears that roll down evaporates in the sun's merciless stares. Sometimes, I wish that I could take a sword and meet it with my heart. I just don't want to feel this uncertainty. I want freedom. But Of course, it come with a price. I will soon realize my destiny as I crumble under my own wrath. No. It was not her's to talk about. She meant no harm. In fact, it was I who caused harm. More reasons for them to hunt me down for justice. For everything that I have wronged, I will be punished. For that very least, grant me her happiness for my life.

I just want to make her smile.