Thursday, April 30, 2009

Open to Change

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Who should attend?

  • Business executives from MSC Malaysia and Non-MSC Malaysia Status companies

  • Open Source developers, communities, inventors, evangelist, researchers, strategist

  • Government officers

  • Students, general public

Why you should attend?

  1. Provide exposure and knowledge on the importance of Open Source in enhancing competitiveness by giving freedom of choice in software usage with lower total cost of ownership, hence benefiting businesses and society at large. Over 30 session tracks are made available.

  2. Share amongst the open source community on new directions and latest innovations by the subject matter experts, thought leaders and industry gurus.

  3. Provide a platform for conference participants to actively interact, share and exchange views, ideas, and tools on the latest trends and issues of Open Source.

  4. Networking, learning and having great fun!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Quick tips on saving contacts on your mobile phone

This one only applies if you have ordinary phones, you know the ones that don't have those advanced contacts feature. I've been doing it for a while now and I kinda like I can get the number to call pretty fast. It's fairly easy.

Ok normally what you do when saving a contact, you'll want to save the name and most of the time the reference point to differentiate some contacts who accidentally have the same name. People usually will save it in this format: eg. Siti Skali or Siti Putrajaya or Siti OSCC(these are different person, one working for Skali, one is my current housemate, one is working for OSCC).

Instead of that format, I use this:

Think about it. It's ok if I remember the name so I can just scroll to S right? What happens if I can't recall at all, the only thing I remember is the place where I met her? What's the name of the one I met briefly at that so and so meeting?? Now I can just scroll to O and I can see all my OSCC contacts in a row.

I've found that using this format has a few benefits. Say your phone dies on you and all you have left is an old 5 years ago phone that's still amazingly working. All contacts on your SIM card now such a pain to search without that advance search you're quite used to now, doesn't it. Also, using this way you reduce the headache of memorizing contact names. If you're like me with some memory problem, I can't be bothered to memorize everyone's name lah (of people I only met briefly but felt I should have their numbers). My brain has so much other things to do than what my phone can do for me. And you get to see your contacts grouped (in a way) so oh it's so easy to select multiple recipients. I get to know faster too if I haven't had someone's number yet from my workplace (for example).

See this method has been giving my brain a break for quite a number of times already. I'm spreading the goodness to you people! All I ask in return is free food and free petrol :P

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fun outing

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Last Sunday we went out to Port Dickson to paaaaaaaartayyy... but sadly it rained noon onwards... ceh! Kinda like a family day or something coz everyone seemed to bring their friends/family. What I like the most about it is everyone was so generous with whatever they were supposed to bring. Great friends!

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Abdullah told us about the place - it was not crowded at all. Except for that very huge hole on the road leading there, everything was nice and relaxing. I'm so thankful I decided not to drive that day or else takut2 kete aku calar senerih retakan jalan amat humongous itu. Hmm.. nobody dared to stop and snap a pic of that hole or I would have guaranteed you you will all be awed by the mere sight of it. Other than that, fun and good laughters.

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Another thing that I like about this outing is that I got to talk to these 2 girls. The boy is just so adorable! Reminds me of the time when I tutored 3 indian kids. You'll be surprised at their quick replies. And you'll get the most honest conversation ever with them. I like to talk to them like an adult. They're so great at listening, very attentive and interested. Or maybe because they're girls?

Kids are just a whole lot of fun to talk to.

Pics thanks to Eavay!

Urghhhh I have fever today, my wrist feel weird after a while holding the mouse. Satu badan lembik! And it's so warm it's not comfortable at all. I hate fever.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bitten by the bed bugs

Now I have a few small red dots on my arm, my legs and my neck. Not to mention they're all so itchy. Isk. I had no idea where all this bugs came from, suddenly decided to attack me in one night and left me feeling so damn angry. They will leave scars, although I know over time it will disappear but still, I don't like lah... Oh help!

The strange thing is it only happened last Thursday. I still slept on the same bed but it never happened again. Aaaaa bencik bencik! Gatalnyer nak garu jek tapi have to refrain self. Kalau tak nanti lagi teruk the scars... hisy!

Ok don't want to dwell on it that much anymore. Things happened, have to move on. Now next topic: shopping! I want to look for a skirt and a blouse. I'm going to check out Envee in Alamanda if it's any good. Adda, come lah set time after work we go to Nichii ok bebeh??

Friday, April 3, 2009


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I'm in love. The simplicity of it all won me over. Tak abes bayar lagi ni dah masuk blog hahahaha... like I care ;)

I welcome Friday every week, but since I started my master's I no longer appreciate it that much, since unlike so many people, I have classes on Saturday that can drag on and on up till 7pm. Letih! But I'm going to be on leave for 2 days next week, which I expect should be relaxing enough to compensate my ever super duper crazy schedule.

Sometimes I feel bad getting off work sharp at 5.30pm leaving my team behind, but I don't think I have a choice here. Hey, when it's semester break yes I can stay back with you all beautiful people, no worries about that. But let's not hope to stay back shall we. We should all go back home early and have good dinner with families and watch tv and dance and sing. And maybe throw some pebbles at someone's window who knows yeah.

What am I doing blogging during office hours??? Quoting Eavay and Abdullah (and whoever the quote is from), it's not that I'm lazy, it's just that I don't care...muahahahahahaha...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I have the cutest, most chic thumbdrive eva!

Thanks to my colleague sweetheart, Abdullah (yea you read that right - colleague not college). It's the most sweeeeeeeeeeeetest gift ever. Thank you haaaa Abdullah - I love you! Segan la weh, consider as this year punya birthday gift lah ye heh.

Pics will come later as my camera is with my dad for now. My phone cam sucks, see if I can get a decent snap out of it later. I can't help but loving that thing so much! Of course I should say all the nicest thing about him now even if he's not that nice hahahhaha (kidding aa Abdullah). Abdullah is the most non-judgemental nicest boy man around, great to have as a toy boy, as well as your shopping companion, who responds to your needs and very importantly, who listens. Now girls, isn't that a catch?

So you see, you give nice stuff to me, I'll tell the world how nice you are :p