January 30, 2007

Interesting Widget

It tells you how many hours and how many seconds you have been alive on this earth and when you were probably conceived.
How cool is that?

After you've finished reading the info, click again, and see what the moon looked like the nite you were born. This is neat.

Birthday Calculator

January 29, 2007

Wah.. Wah.. Wah..

Dayang Nurfaizah. Versatile singer. A seasoned entertainer.

I went to Planet Holywood yesterday to watch her perform. She received standing ovation from me all the way (I was standing for the 3 hours... hehehe...). She has a very, very beautiful voice. I'm sure a lot of people wonder why a talented singer like Dayang is not flying sky high.

I hope she'll get what she really deserves. She is one of the few singers in our country that can go really fay, if only people in the right corners give her that golden opportunity. If I may be more blunt, she deserve to perform internationally, much much more than a certain singer who now, apparently, wants to be a politician. Hmm...

Anyway, here's raising my Milo to Dayang for many, many more excellent singing that takes our breath away.


On another note, hmmm... the dinner on the eve of my birthday went very well indeed. I was so full by the end of the 4-course session, I could only walk slowly. If I walk a little faster, I'm sure I'd be running for the nearest flower pot. Ish... ish... ish...

We started with the appetizer, scallop and mushroom. Yummy. And then, the starter, wild mushroom soup. Simply delicious. After that comes the pallate cleansing, with lime and mango pudding. Then... the main course. Seabass served with hot sauce (it actually looked like sambal belacan yang cair tuh...). The fish was tender and juicy, so very tasty. We ended the dinner with CHOCOLATE creme brulee! And coffee, of course. The creme brulee, was really sinfully delicious, I wanted to cry the moment it enveloped my taste buds. Aaaahhh...

After dinner, we just walked from Starhill towards Sungai Wang, watching people and letting the dinner set. Then we just walked back to the carpark, and went home. It was, unarguably the best birthday dinner I've ever had, albeit the absence of roses; which I feel is in its own originality. I was a little bit over-dressed, but hey, it is my night, right? He he he...

January 26, 2007

Tick Tock Tick Tock

It is just around the corner...

Today I completed the draft for my KPI this year. Submitted it to Boss before lunch, and then I was off for a short indulgence. Maybe, I will arrange another session of pampering end of next mo
nth at a different place. Maybe at the place where Nour went. Khareyana Spa.

Anyway, a lot of reading is not always good. He he he... I found out that the version of firmware that is installed in my Ming has several bugs. One of which is the speaker phone. No wonder! So it looks like I have to flash it to a later version. I am contemplating to do it on my own, but probably spending 2 hours in Motorola service center is better. Hopefully the service charge is not astronomical, if any.

A dinner is planned tonight. General location is known but nothing specific. Attire for the event is still yet to be decided. Maybe a quick visit to Blook might help, although over-spending must be avoided.

Sometimes I just slap myself silly for wanting certain things. But a girl can always dream, can she not? We are allowed to wish for something extra ordinary. Although, we should remember not to feel disappointed if it does not happen.

Maybe one day I'll share my heart's desire. Just maybe.

January 23, 2007

On Cloud Nine

I am... suitably, officially, in love.

I am getting comfortable with it. For now, it complements me. Aaahhh...

It's not much, but it serves its purpose. They don't have the red colour, which was what I wanted nor the silver which they say only for HK market. But it's okay... Black beauty.

Now, the challenge is for me to learn up how to install stuff into it. I upgraded the memory to 512MB, which I immediately felt not enough. But, we can't be too greedy, can we? Patience has its own rewards. So, I will be.

I also have to read up on the firmware upgrades and compatible applications. Duh. Never before have done homework on handphones. Now, it seems like I have to.

Anyway, as AE has already mentioned, the iPhone is really, really yummy. Since it's coming to our shore in 2008 (if we're lucky), I am contented with my beloved Ming.

I shall not review the phone since you can read on the net, written by qualified people. Furthermore, to me, I'm happy with it. he he he...

January 18, 2007


I received a very good advice for my horoscope today...

The rules of the waiting game are easy to learn, but a little harder to put into practice: One, bide your time and don't push things. Two, don't obsess over what you can't control. Three, repeat one and two.

Neat, huh?

There are several things that I want to do and I know it's wiser to wait.

God, grant me the patience I'm lacking so I'll get the best fit for me, shower me with sense of gratitude that I will remember the blessings You've bestowed upon me... Ameen.

January 15, 2007

As I Wait Here Alone

So, I'm sitting here in Dome at KLCC writing my blog. The first time getting connected outside home or office. The sense of superiority envelops the senses eventhough it's nothing to boast about. Everyone is connected these days. But the ability to do so makes me thankful that we're not far behind in technology.

I'm actually waiting for AE to arrive. My Vienna coffee and her hot chocolate is gracing the small round table in between the two huge leather arm-chair. Before basking in the DOME ambience, I walked around the mall and ventured into one of the boutiques. The sales person came to me and...

SP: Akak... dulu akak sekolah kat mana?
Jade: Huh?
SP: Akak dulu sekolah kat Tweedle Tots, eh?
Jade: Yeah.. (smiling). Macam mana kenal?
SP: Ala.. dulu PBSM..
Jade: Oh.. yer ke.. sori tak perasan...
SP: Tak per... nampak akak jalan kat luar tadi terus teringat.
Jade: oh... maknanya muka tak de beza dari time sekolah dulu la ya? (feels all goody inside)
SP: Ha ha.. yer lah... (terpaksa kot...?)

Then I walked around the boutique looking at the shoes and handbags, and with a smile, waved goodbye like the primadona that I am (huh?), and sailed through the doors. He he he... dramatic tak?

It feels good when someone recognises you. But it doesn't feels so good when you can't seem to recall that person, face, features and worse, name. Ughhh... So I had to hide my embarassment behind a cool, polished exterior, when inside I actually wanted to walked quickly out from the boutique. I hope the guy forgives me. And I hope he doesn't think I'm a snob who thinks highly of herself.

Adding to my wishlist this year, is a new handphone and God willing, a new car. Please God, let me have these little pleasures in life... Ameen...

January 11, 2007

Bla.. Bla.. Bla..

I think I'm buying a slow cooker. Suddenly the idea of having one seems to fascinate me. You know... you put your chikin in the morning, with some celery and carrots and probably potato... Garlic, onion and ginger, salt to taste. I think, it'll turn out yummy in the evening. Hmm... Should try this.

Anyway, I've few items to buy in the coming months. First and foremost, I'm going to get a water heater, so I can have hot shower at night. But cold shower in the morning is just refeshing! I'm also thinking of painting my bedroom. White is such a boring colour.

Anyway, I have a feeling. They say good things come to those who wait. They also say all good things must come to an end. I feel, they cannot be trusted. He he he... We let ourselves be enveloped with all these phrases and social standards and general acceptance that we lost our ways and identities.

What triggered this? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I just had a feeling. Sometimes, I wonder, how much I let people influence my thoughts and actions. How far I go to pacify other people and make others, especially those who are close to me, feel better. At the expense of my own feelings and needs. Sometimes, I just shake my head in disbelief. But I also have to accept the fact that it's the best way to avoid confrontations.

And I dislike confrontations. And it's a nice feeling when you make other people happy, isn't it?

January 8, 2007

Another day at work

Three good things happen to me today. One, I found out that I get monthly handphone allowance, secondly the claim per mileage is 55 cents (which is much better than the place I worked before) and finally I received my temporary laptop (yeah... I know... but I've no complains).

It's already past 7pm and the office is very, very quiet. There is one person at one end of the office, I'm in the middle and another one on the other end. I'm waiting for Oracle manual to finish downloading (yes DNAS, take that smirk off your face. :-p), so I figured, why not babble a bit in the blog, eh?

I am not in the right mood to talk about feelings and relationships today, so lets stick to work, work, work.

One thing that I dislike most is a bodoh-sombong person. It does not matter what age you are, how vast your experience is, what proprietary certifications you hold (valid or expired), one fact remains, you will need to keep on learning. You're never considered as stupid if you admit you don't know and ask questions. There is no point telling people that you know things when you don't, because at the end of the day it will come back to you.

I know, we meet this type of people in all walks of life. You can never run away from people like this. The dangerous part is that they might stab you in the back, which sadly, most often than not happens. I've seen this happened to my friends and I was in fact at one time a victim to such predator. And that was in my early years in the professional field of IT. Sad, but true.

Anyway, how do you work with these type of people? How do you clean up the mess that these people left behind? And how do you handle future encounters with these people because you can't run away from working clsoely with them so long as they are on the payroll?

Let me know what you think. My documents have finished downloading. I'm going back now. Take care everyone.

January 4, 2007


Yesterday, I went for aura scanning. Okay... Okay... before you start to roll your eyes in disbelieve and say "Jade is gullible", hear me out, eh. :-p

I did it to fill up the time, waiting for a friend to finish her shopping. It turned out that my aura is BLUE. Now, you do accept the fact that human body emanates positive and negative ions, right? Crystals and minerals do the same thing. So, it is a logical explanation you wear crystals to neutralize excessive ions. He he he… I’m a scientist, so I believe in logical and facts, minus when we talk about God.

So, there I was, scanning my “aura”, took a picture of it and I am BLUE. Based on that, the lady said I have a very calming personality. Although at times what she says contradicts her, she essentially summed me up pretty well.

I am not easily angered, although my dissatisfaction is bottled up inside. When I get angry it’s really, really bad (please tell me something that I don’t know). I care about other people’s feelings, which means I almost always neglect how I feel (a martyr? God, please no!). I have low self-confidence, always unsure about my abilities, putting myself down (huh?). My feelings are a chaos because I am scared to get hurt again (that sounds familiar, eh?). My family is always in my mind because they are a priority (my parents should hear this!).

So, she didn’t tell me things that I have not realized and knew on my own. Although my aura is imbalanced, my body, mind and spirit are surprisingly in tuned with one another. That means, I’m actually a balanced person!

Anyway, bottom-line, it’s money. Even knowing that, I asked her the crystals that are good for me. So, she brought out the ones which will help me convey my feelings better (ha ha ha). There were green phantom, rose quartz, rhodochrosite, and a couple others that I don’t remember the names. My eyes are immediately drawn to the rhodo. It’s so sweet and pretty, I cannot take my eyes of it!

In short, I splurged what little I have for the pendant. It’s on 50% discount anyway, so…

Benefit from the power of rhodochrosite jewelry:

  • Soothes the heart
  • Stimulates warm feelings of love and compassion
  • Benefits the creative process
  • Promotes intuition
  • Raises self-worth
  • Balances the Heart Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra

(taken from http://www.crystal-cure.com/jewelry-rhodochrosite.html)
(picture from http://www.gemisphere.com/gemstoneMissions/rcr_mission.htm)

January 3, 2007

Happy New Year 2007!!

Hi everyone!! I'm sure most of you are still away for a very long holiday.

Anyway. I do have a lot of things to share, but I found myself restless and more concern on the job that I have to do. So, I might be behind in updating my looney bin.

There is only one elevator in Pudica. I take it every morning to go to my office on the third floor. Like any other elevator, there is a notice informing the passenger of steps to take if trapped inside. Steps one to three are the usual; press the alarm button, wait for response and inform the situation. Step four; "Do not panic until help arrives". So, I am supposed to remain calm all the way and go berserk when the rescue team arrive. Okay, check that. Step five, repeat steps one to three if necessary.

I know... I know... this is a boring post. I'll babble about something else soon.