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Monday, October 29, 2007

Lousy and hectic week

Well, it's an improvement... There's also 'hectic' to describe the whole of last week (and probably this week as well).

Wife was back from in-laws... Then about 3 days later, she went back again. To borrow the phrase... She was feeling under the weather. So when she said she wanted to go back home, I was very supportive of the idea. I was not really able to take care of her. At least when she's back home, her parents can pamper her. And yes, that means I have no one to pamper me again... *sigh*

Hmmm... Besides that, there's finally some progress in my personal plans. It's one of the few things I have always wanted to do. I should be able to know if things will work out by this week. As with a few other things, I will share more when the time comes. Hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks time. Yea, I realised I've been giving out quite a lot of 'tell you soon' lately.

But all this have also made me ask... Why do we 'slave' everyday? What is the purpose of 'work'? I mean... Will what we do now actually 'contribute' in a positive way to the society? Will what we do bring tangible benefit to humanity? Or are we doing what we do everyday just to get some money to pay-off our housing loans, etc... In which case, we're actually 'useless' and just taking up oxygen... No?

Life is so confusing, isn't it? And hectic... :) <--- yes, i'm actually enjoying all this...

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On 10/29/2007 11:41:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
Man...look at the bright side...someone told me once...
Basically, to shape your story, you must have dam a lot of guts... so give yourself some credit for doing what you're doing... need not let any of us know, but just keep in mind that our ears are all yours if you need them..
On 11/03/2007 12:43:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
there's also MSN as well... :)

thanks bro...
On 11/03/2007 09:16:00 AM Blogger Phenom said:
No worries bro.. except if any other big shot passes by...
On 11/10/2007 05:42:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
that explains why i suddenly got "message cannot be delivered"... hahahah...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lousy week

This is been a truly lousy week that started from the Raya weekend itself.

Had not been feeling too good since Sunday... Went out for a midnight movie, Resident Evil: Extinction, with a Wei Loong, Jude and Kim Chuan on Sunday night. Big mistake. Had a massive headache the following and and mutated into fever, sore throat and then flu... Got really bad on Thu and Fri... But I think I'm feeling much better now though I still have a bit of running nose.

I've stopped taking cold showers for now. But its kinda hard when the water pressure in my parent's place is so low. At times, the water does not even come out from the hot water shower. Called Syabas to complain a few times already and each time, they said they will send someone to look into it. Na-da! *sigh* They are faster when responding to broken pipes...

And for the past few days, my diet consisted mainly of bread... I guess can consider this a detox week la... I hope next week will be better. Wife will be back from in-law's place tomorrow... Yippie... I can be pampered again!

Oh ya... Good thing about the week was I managed to visit Dean on Monday... It's Raya ma... :) As usual, I just can't stay away from the satay sauce and ketupat and the vegetarian rendang.

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On 10/21/2007 08:51:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
resident evil: extinction was nice... can't wait till they have a million milla's figthing zombies.. maybe they could make the zombies intelligent.. and with fighting abilities, like street fighter or kof...
On 10/27/2007 12:05:00 AM Anonymous blusher said:
Hello? Wife got back and you got all pampered and forgot to update your posts? Hmm...Updates! Updates!
On 10/29/2007 08:39:00 PM Blogger adriantai said:
phenom, yups... its ok la... an entertaining no-brainer.

blusher... yes, will update... :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I wonder...

Who was the first wiseguy who took a look at a cow and subsequently decided he would like to drink the cow's milk...

Who would have thought that a statement could have such an impact? A remark made four days ago had caused be restless nights and anxiety. For four days, I was worried and was hardly myself.

Tonight, after 3 hours of wait (which I am glad), my fears have been confirmed to be unfounded. Suddenly, I my whole body felt so light. Literally, my shoulders felt lighter. I can sleep better tonight...

When the time comes, I will share more... ;)


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On 10/13/2007 09:32:00 AM Blogger Phenom said:
U ok bro? msn cannot work can still gmail me u knoe...heee..I'm always here if you need an open ear... or err mail... or whatever..hahaha
On 10/13/2007 10:12:00 PM Anonymous blusher said:
Hope whatever ails you are being solved.
On 10/16/2007 08:53:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
thanks phenom n blusher for the concern... all settled for now. :)
On 10/17/2007 11:03:00 PM Blogger Phenom said:
niabe... can elaborate or not... if not..I come back strip you and make u run merdeka stadium 100 rounds..
At least send us some gmails la..

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Before year 1

We have always read in history books about events that happened 50 years ago or even 100... Maybe even back to year 1400, etc... But have you ever wondered what happened in say year 1000? Or maybe year 600? Better yet... What about events that took place before Christ.

So off it was for me... Searching around for information on the internet on this subject. Within less than 30 minutes, I found my answer. Or at least one website that would be my starting point. Check out http://www.didyouknow.cd/history/bc1000.htm.

Some interesting years...
221BC: China is finally united from 6 kingdoms
585BC: The Tortoise and The Hare story by Aesop was thought to have started around this time.
776BC: First Olympics
1860BC: Stonehenge was constructed
2680BC: Great Pyramid of Giza completed.
8000BC: The wheel is believed to have been invented around this time. I think probably the oldest and still very much useful invention...

All these have made me want to know even more about the history of humanity.


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On 10/08/2007 12:12:00 PM Anonymous blusher said:
Ooh..history, my worst subject in school. But now, I'm kinda sorry for not paying more attention in class. I'm quite interested in reading up history of China. Been watching some Chinese historical dramas but didn't know who's who. -_-'
On 10/16/2007 09:13:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
i have one chinese history book. bought last year but never actually read it... chinese history is just too much (too rich) for me at the moment. i'm starting off with greek mythology. always had a thing for zeus, hercules, etc...

school history is different. very limited and focus is all wrong. i think our text book and exam format is designed in such a way that we're supposed to remember dates and names but not the 'story' itself...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

High Tech Police?

Saw this on The Star Online yesterday...
News on The Star Online
This was featured on The Star Online

Eh... Several billion ringgit?! Hmmm... Is this a one time cost? Or just implementation cost? What about maintenance? Don't they need to send people for training? What about upgrades? And like all equipments, how long can these 'hand-held computers', scanners, 'image enhancers' last? Does that mean PDRM will need to 'refresh' the equipment every few years?

To be honest, I agree we should pump in more more money to beef up the PDRM. After all, my previous post (see A Scary World) highlighted some concerns I have regarding our country's state of security...

But forensic tools? Hello, these equipments are only useful AFTER a crime has been committed. Can't we spend more money on PREVENTING crime? Why not use the billions of ringgit to give the policemen an even better pay instead? Not enough policemen? I'm sure with rm1 billion, we can easily get lots of 'volunteers' from our neighboring countries. :)

Finger print scanners, etc are only useful if the criminals are in our database. With so many news of foreigners holding MyKad, I seriously wonder if having any prints but no database to match to will be a smart move.

Plus, I can just imagine this:
Senior police: Apasal you bagi pencuri tu lari? (Why did you let the thief get away?)
Junior police: Bukan saya sengaja mau, tuan... Tapi ni komputer, senapang, walkie-talkie... Berat sampai seluar saya nak jatuh semasa kejar (Not that I want to let him go, sir... But these hand-helds, gun, walkie-talkie is adding so much weight that my pants almost fell off when I was giving chase)
Senior police: ?!? Errr... Lain kali baling aje tu komputer kat pencuri... (Errr... Next time just throw the hand-held at the thief)


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On 10/03/2007 06:46:00 PM Anonymous Wayne Liew said:
I thought it was a great news but your post enlightened me and I had a good laugh over the mock conversation you posted.
On 10/17/2007 09:02:00 AM Blogger adriantai said:
well, i'm just sharing my opinion. i just thing its kinda waste to invest in too many tools. it becomes cumbersome. there's learning curve. there's maintenance. you need to buy/ replace equipment every few years...

i prefer if things are just kept simple.

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