Monday, 21 June 2004

Back from the unknown

Ok I am sitting here in a cyber cafe at Centrepoint Bandar Utama updating my blog. This shows that I have no internet connection at home. Actually I just wanted the fast connection to check out my extremely full mailbox which did give me quite a surprise. On Tuesday I read that Yahoo was upgrading their mailboxes to 100MB and I was surprised to see that my Yahoo mailbox has increased to 100MB today. Looks like I can keep more mail now. Not too bad Yahoo!

Life here is great in Malaysia, having loads of fun and of course the food is great. Job hunting hasn't really begin until I find out more about the Institute of Engineers here in Malaysia so I would like to enquire more about it. Other than that life is pretty much as exciting as ever, ever since Euro 2004 started. Right now I am beginning to curse the time difference since all the matches here are like at 2.45am in the morning so come in England, I am losing sleep to watch you!

Thursday, 10 June 2004

Arggh SO early in the morning

Its, alright 10am in the morning. Although that may not be that early compared to other people but waking up at 8am after going to bed at around 3am is pretty decently early. Well for one thing its going to be my last day in Sheffield as I will be flying back to Malaysia at this time tomorrow. Only 48 more hours to go before touching down at KLIA Airport. Ah can't wait to eat some Malaysian food after a long long while.

If any of you did actually go through those pages on the forums which I posted a link to earlier, kenjio has finished his 10 part short story about his trip to Genting. Not bad, bagged a girl friend after a short trip. I wonder what goes on in their minds. Being blur as sotong as usual.

I managed to get a book from the local Christian bookstore. Have to thank Ps Glynn and Naomi for ordering it for me. Couldn't have gotten it without their help. Can't wait to read that on the plane. Its called "Every Young Mans Battle". Also I have gotten the much awaited album called "Inspiration" by our none other than famous American Idol flop, William Hung. Although all those songs on the album weren't like any new songs but more like William's version of some famous songs (Yes She Bangs She Bangs is definitely on it), all in all, I give it a 0/10. Nuff sed!

Wednesday, 9 June 2004

3 Days and counting

So another passes by and its getting kind of boring. Although my whole entire morning was filled with appointments and errands but the afternoons were so boring and quiet. Well anyhow the latest topic on the Lowyat forums is this. Trust me, its a good read. Although I am not sure when he will reply with the rest of his juicy and spicy stories. The things being discussed on forums nowadays.

My room is finally cleared of mess since my two huge boxes are on their way to Malaysia on a ship. In case you are from the UK and you are thinking of shipping things back to Malaysia or Singapore head over to this website, Shipping to Malaysia and get more information from there. Finally I can just take my time now to tieing up more loose ends here before going back to Malaysia to eat roti canai again!

Tuesday, 8 June 2004

The first Monday of Freedom

So exams are over and graduation is at hand but what do I do on the first Monday that I am considered a free and unemployed fella? Well today was a not so eventful day, firstly started packing a little this morning until Lionel came in and decided to go for a haircut so I went along with him to Broomhill and gotten a student cut there. After that is 3 hours of footie fun at the local park. Had great fun but the heat and sun was just amazingly bright and shining straight at our faces, kind of reminds me of home except that it ain't that humid here. Quite a huge number of people turned up for football and we had loads of fun and definitely not frolicking, what do you think we are? Anyway according to one of my mates, there seems to be a turkish bath somewhere in Sheffield. First I heard of something like that. Another goes by and time passes so fast especially when you are sort of having fun. I think the next few days are going to be the ones that will affect me as I will leave lovely beautiful Sheffield.

Monday, 7 June 2004

Potter Mania

Like every other living soul in Great Britain, believe it or not the Potter mania has arrived with loads of people lining up to watch the latest Harry Potter movie. Well since my exams were done yesterday, an evening show was most appropriate together with my church mates and engineering friends. Actually I went into the cinema expecting the movie to be great since I am afterall a huge movie buff but after 2 and a half hours the only thing I had to say was, "Troy was much better". So for you peeps who have been hiding under rocks or nutshells then head over and watch Troy. To me I would give this new Harry Potter movie 3/5. The actors look too old and certainly not fitting anymore. I wonder how will they ever get the next 2 movies with Daniel Ratcliffe. Anyhow, Terrence was just so amazed at someone's pants throughout the movie.

Sunday, 6 June 2004

Graduation at hand

I have finally finished off my very last exam today and it has been a killer week with 3 exam papers to sit in 4 days. My head is totally saturated with info and nothing can't seem to fit in anymore. Reminds me of that Drew Barrymore show, Fifty First Dates if I am correct. Anyway I have only 7 more days before I am actually home in Malaysia. Come to think ok if, I am going to miss Sheffield. It really has been my second home here in the UK but of course I am looking forward to going home but a part of me will always miss Sheffield. Well, first order of business, packing. 2 huge boxes to fill in with all of my "junk" before shipping back and also clearing my room. After 3 weeks of utter mess I am glad that its getting cleaned up.

Nothing interesting going on today. I know I should be living life to the fullest and all that hoohah but thanks to having two exams back to back, I am deprived for sleep plus my next door flatmates celebrated yesterday since they finished their exams then. You should have seen me, especially when they were about to leave for Republic, tears were flowing out of my eyes. The plan last night was to study till 4am and then sleep for around 3 hours then head over to the exam hall at 8.30am but by 1am I was going absolutely bonkers and I was doing extreme crazy stuff already like jumping around whistling etc..etc.. Anyhow, life's great, I am about to graduate! Woohoo!

Friday, 4 June 2004

One more day to go!!!!

Yes, sat for my second last paper this morning, everything went, well ok, not too bad but less than 24 more hours I would have graduated. Actually thinking about all the things I would want to do once I am actually done. First of all, the things I need to do before I head back to Malaysia. So many errands to run in such little time. Its time to hit the books now. More to come from Mark's blog!

Thursday, 3 June 2004

Photography Gear

Camera: Nikon D40
Lens #1: 18-55mm Nikon D40 Kit Lens
Lens #2: 50mm F1.8 Nikkor
Lens #3: 70-300mm F4-F5.6 Nikkor
Lens #3: 50-200mm VR Nikkor Lens
Bag: Lowepro 180

Wednesday, 2 June 2004

Music Gear

Electric Guitar: Gibson Les Paul Studio
Effects Pedal: Boss GT8
Amplifier: Peavey Rage 128
Acoustic Guitar: Taylor 214

Computer Gear

As of right now, 21st of May 2007 here are my current PC specifications:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Motherboard: ABIT
RAM: 1Gb Kingston value RAM DDR400
Graphics Card: ATI X800Pro AGP
Power Supply: Acbel 430W
Sound Card: Philips Aurelium
Case: Lian-Li PC60
Monitor: Dell 2007FWP
HDD #1: Western Digital 80Gb 8MB Cache 7200RPM PATA
HDD #2: Seagate 120Gb 2MB Cache 5400RPM PATA
HDD #3: Western Digital 250Gb 16MB Cache 7200RPM SATA2
CD-RW: LiteOn 48x CD-RW