Saturday, October 30, 2010

Basketball

I got a free basketball when I bought a foot pump the other day, so instead of jogging (which went quite badly on one previous occasion), I went to the basketball court in the office compound for some shootouts just now...

It didn't go quite well either...


Result of me catching the ball in an awkward position...

Counting Down

I can feel that the end is near... in a matter of weeks I guess...

Only that, does this ending heralds a new and more hopeful beginning? Or will this end plunge the world, my world, into a monotonous hybrid?

Friday, October 29, 2010

发现

我发现我比较有好感的女生,都是乍看之下有和你相似的个性。

这是我对你的念念不忘,还是我对这种特征情有独钟?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

让步,

是因为不想和你浪费时间,也是为了走更长远的路,绝对不是因为认同你的做法而向你屈服,所以请你别误会。。。

Sunday, October 24, 2010

推动力不见了

最近好像碰到了 [打工2周年综合症],发现在工作上那股解决问题的热诚完全没有了,推动力完全消失了。

也不是说工作上完全没有表现了,projects 还是一样在进行,还是一样在一夫当关地蛮干,只是最近都不知道自己是在为了什么而奋斗了。

我发现,我越来越像我很讨厌的那些鸟人了,不是我工作范围以内的东西就不要去管它了,就算是举手之劳的工夫也如此。

是不是每个上班族都是一样的?做好人做了一阵子就会自然而然的变好鸟, 然后在漫漫地变成完完全全的鸟人?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kampachi @ Equatorial Penang

Remember this?

I did not bring my camera for the E&O session, but I definitely did bring for this one...


Because this appreciation lunch session is only for an exclusive 15 or so people versus 150 people for the E&O lunch, I got quite a few jealous remarks from fellow colleagues...

"Huh? Work so hard for the event, the boss only belanja you Kampuchea restaurant?" (Kampuchea = Cambodia)

"Cheh, Lampachi restaurant, dunno eat what rubbish one laaaaa"

@.@"


Anyway, let's not bother about those naysayers, because I get to eat for free and they don't XD

Kampachi is actually a Japanese specialty restaurant in Penang's Equatorial Hotel. They do buffet on weekends, but for today, it is ala carte menu...

They seem to specialize in lots of Japanese wine too...


Overall the restaurant is quite nicely decorated, I would say. Nothing lavish, nothing complicated...

They even use fresh flower as deco on each table...


Let's cut to the main point: the food...

Don't know who ordered this sushi, so don't know what name is it, but it's our appetizer...


My main course: Makunouchi Bento (vegetarian) : RM54


Freakin' expensive, but who cares, not me paying :P ... Taste wise, so-so...

My leng-lui neighbor's main course: Kampachi Bento : RM66


It is more expensive than mine, but I think it is more worth it. Got some exquisitely fresh sashimi, some tempura prawns, a side of fish (not sure is unagi or salmon?) in the bento... naissss~

Overall, is a not bad appreciation lunch lah... but I still don't want to volunteer for next year celebration event committee @.@"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

哑口吃黄连

When I said: "I usually arrive around 8.00am", I actually intended to say: "I usually arrive at 8.00am, you can arrange the meeting any time after 8.00am."

I did not intend to say something like: "I usually arrive around 8.00am, look at me, I'm a sibeh good employee!"

So, you don't need to interrupt me by saying: "Oh! I come at 7.30am one!", because that really makes me speechless....

Nobody is trying to challenge you for Best Employee Award... =.="

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jogging

I used to be a frequent jogger. Lately though, I haven't been so diligent about it due to one reason or another...

So today, I'm going to kick start the routine again of at least 3 times a week.

I read in a certain article by a so called workout guru on the net, can't remember his name, but the article mentioned something like this:

"A proper and effective workout would be a workout that requires you to keep changing pace. For example if you are jogging, you should run a bit, and then slow down and walk a bit, and then run again. Alternating between 200m of runs and 200m of walks would be a good way to do it, eventually upping the range to 500m the max.

If you want proof, just look at the athletes in the Olympics. You see those 100m/200m sprinters with well built bodies, have you ever seen any marathon runners have that kind of bodies?"

Hmm... makes sense... so I decided to follow this guideline today, I alternated 500m of running and then 500m of walking around the site and back, which in total is about 6km.

It was a great workout, lots of sweat and instantly I felt more refreshed, albeit very tired and having developed a bit of muscle tightness...

I might have overdone it though, in my 5 years old sports shoes...


Ouch!

Looks like I'ma need a new pair of shoes for the job...

Burger King

Whenever any of you folks think that whatever KL have, Penang also have, you just need to come to a certain fast food outlet to be reminded of the stark reality...


Almost 1 month into it's operation, and the queue is still long... but then, PappaRich is 4 months old here, still as crowded as ever, so I suppose the queue is about right for 1 month old Burger King...


One thing I noticed though... yes the queue is long, but half of the problem is caused by the long turnaround time per customer. It's probably the way they work, but McD's crew would be able to serve 3 customers with the amount of time they took to serve 1... that's how slow they were...

Iphone 4

Please focus on the words that i red-squared...


Epic lol-ed... just when almost every one else is queuing up to get hold of 1 of these... this bloke...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Burpsss~

Nothing that needs to be said,


Apart from that it seems that next week is gonna be a good week :-)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

News

I've been getting some stick recently from the few readers that I've got. Not that I blog that often nowadays anyway, and when I do blog, all that I've been blogging about are car, car, car, car, car and more car... It was so bad that they threatened to stop reading my blog if I don't blog about something else and my blog shall then return to its rightful place, in negligence...

Sorry lah mates, forgive me please, I just bought myself a new car mahhhh (not exactly new also lah, but much much newer than my first car), naturally I would be excited, right? To show that I'm sincere in my apology, I shall top up my apology with a bimbotic sign...

Sorry ya! >.<

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Okay, so today I shall blog about 2 news that happened to me recently, I've got a piece of good news and a piece of bad news, I shall reveal the bad news first...

This is the bad news...


Barely 1 month into the new car, already got "opening ceremony"... but that's fine, not that I'm rich lah, but RM15 is not exactly unaffordable, judging from the fact that I was parking at that spot for almost 6 hours. Parking inside Pavillion for 6 hours would cost more than that...

The annoying thing is, the officer wrote Myvi! How can he?? Didn't he see the car badge??? Seems like what the Toyota logo did so successfully to the kids in the neighborhood did not have any effect on him... that's so sad :(

Now the good news... This is the good news...


RM200 voucher for Sunshine Supermarket. The effort spent to get these were 30 minutes of putting together a slide for a pathetic project that I've completed, and another 12 minutes of presenting it to a panel of 4 technical judges. Too bad that luck was not on my side, best technical and best presentation gets another RM300 voucher each.

Not that I'm going to complain, hehehe... Now I can get 2 weeks worth of grocery for free, plus a new table and some car care items, woohooo!~~ :D

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After finish typing all these, I just realized both pieces of news somehow still have something to do with my car... shit... sorry >.<

I shall try my best to blog other things soon...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Efficient Driving

Three top tips for efficient driving to give you better fuel consumption:

1. Avoid driving above 3000 rpm unless absolutely necessary.
2. Maintain constant speed and rpm while driving, avoid huge variation.
3. Don't brake unnecessarily, and don't brake abruptly.
4. When taking off from a traffic light, don't put your foot down on the gas pedal unless you are absolutely sure that you won't need to brake again immediately.

Above are all not applicable to me...

I have been doing 11-12 km/litre of petrol on my previous 2 tanks, with a mixture of going to work, going to Georgetown, and going across to the mainland, so it is 70% city 30% highway...

On this latest tank of petrol, I have been doing 100% going to work and back.

Actually, from where I stay to where I work is only 5 km, so I only do 10 km daily...

Problem is, on this 5 km trip, there are 5 traffic lights and 10 corners, so you can imagine I have to accelerate/brake every 500 meters or so, and it doesn't help that I am surrounded by Penang drivers who think their Wira/Kancil have 200bhp and ABS...

As a result, after 3 days of filling up my tank this time round,


To put things in perspective, 1 bar in the petrol gauge display is approximately 4.5 litres of petrol, if we do some simple maths here, 31.7 km for 4.5 litres means... means...

7 km/litre!!! WTF??!!!!

This is the mileage of my 15 years old Kancil 660EZ... hmm...

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Kanasai!

I am never going back to Beyond for car wash anymore...



I'm still in the first month of this car's ownership, and those bastards... those bastards... >.<

Busy x100

In case you've been wondering why I did not have any updates over the past 2 weeks, well it is because I have been spending all my time figuring out my new car and enjoying the power that comes with it extremely busy at work.

New projects are piling up like there's no tomorrow, and we are in the last quarter of the financial year, everyone is rushing like mad, and everyone is trying to do "magic", and everyone is trying to play taichi when something messed up...

As a result, there have been quite a lot of things that I wanted to blog about but did not, and have forgotten already... this is probably going to go on for quite a long time...

Haihhhhzzzzzz........