Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lead By Example

I saw this advert on a local banking service. They were advertising a new service for their users.
The phrase actually caught my attention. It says, " Lead by Example - Some times, setting a standard means being it. "

It is so true. If you are a leader, you should not just preach. You should lead the rest with example. I have seen a leader complaints that his members takes so frequent breaks. But he failed to realize that he himself taking frequent smoke and coffee break. There is no point expecting others to follow a standard which we ourselves unable to attain.

Think about it. :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tips to stay on Job!!

Sometimes, the pressure becomes so unbearable in office until you tend to take it very personally and overact. Most people always forget that our JOB is supposed to be a part of our daily life. NOT the other way around. Anyway, how to keep cool while at work? Some tips follows

1) Always learn to say "NO". - Doing a favor is good sometimes. But at the same time, you have to do it only during your free time and not at the expense of your work. There will always be some people in your office who are like to go around and look for potential people to "assist" them in their work. So, learn to say NO once in a while but always do it in a very diplomatic way.

2) Dont Over Promise - I have seen many people does this. Dont promise something that you are pretty sure that you cant do. Dont say OK to your boss to prepare project papers during the weekends when you already promised your wife a weekend outing. If you can't do it right, explain it well before the due or start of a task so that it can be re-arranged or re-assigned. It's better than you giving up at the last moment or worst after the due time.

3) Eat your Food - No matter what, dont ever skip your meals. Many people does it. You by skipping your meal ; are not doing any good for anybody. Firstly, your body and brain will be low on energy thus poor productivity and 2nd, it's your break time. Use it. The reason why we have break time is so that you can give a "break" to your brain , body and eyes to rest before continue it's work.

4) Take a break! - It's good that if you can take a short break once a while. Just a 5 mins short break in between your long emails or meetings. Trust me, it helps to "refresh" your view on problems and matters. Just take a slow walk to pantry or look out at your office window etc.

5) Dont do multitasking - You are not a PC. Dont ever try to do more than 1 tasks at the same time. Prioritize your work and start with the most urgent / critical tasks and move down. Best way is to list down your tasks at the beginning of the day so that you know what is expected from you for that day. With this, you will not promise anything new or take up any new assignments also.
And lastly, learn to enjoy your job. Your work is the biggest part of your daily life. Dont let it be a nightmare. If it is, maybe perhaps it's time for you to move on.


Friday, July 2, 2010

Indian Guy Singing on Singapore MRT

Indian guy singing song on Singapore MRT. This is what happens when tension finally hits the brain! LOL

Click here for Video [ From stomp ]

Monday, June 28, 2010

Argentina Can Win FIFA World Cup 2010..

If the coach pay some attention to the game instead! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Amazing Facts

I'm not so sure if these facts are true. But I did double check some of the fact such as by listening to cricket chirping, we can guess the approx air temperature. That's cool. Anyway, Enjoy!
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • The military salute originated during the medieval times. Knights in armor used to raise their visors to reveal their identity, and the motion later evolved into the modern-day salute.
  • The Mills Brothers have recorded the most songs of any artist: about 2,250.
  • The minarets of the Taj Mahal in India are angled at 88 degrees outwards so that they would not collapse into the structure should an earthquake occur. Read more after the break...
  • The minimum number of darts that need to be thrown to complete a single in, double out game of 501 is nine.
  • The Miss America Contest was created in Atlantic City in 1921 with the purpose of extending the tourist season beyond Labor Day.
  • The model of King Kong used in the original movie was only 18 inches tall.
  • The modern Olympic Games were held in the first time in 1896 at Athens and were then followed by the 1900 Paris games. The winter games were added in 1924.
  • The mola mola or ocean sunfish lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.
  • The Mona Lisa, by daVinci, is 2'6" by 1'9".
  • The Mona-Lisa, now hanging in the Louvre museum in Paris, is valued today at $100,000,000.
  • The monastic hours are matins, lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers and compline.
  • The Montreal Canadians of the mid-1950s are the only team to win five straight Stanley Cup championships.
  • The Monty Python movie "The Life of Brian" was banned in Scotland.
  • The moon actually has mirrors on it. They were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured.
  • The most abundant metal in the Earth's crust is aluminum.
  • The most collect calls are made on father's day.
  • The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest, Type A-H, has been found in less than a dozen people since the type was discovered.
  • The most common disease in the world is tooth - decay.
  • The most common injury in bowling is a sore thumb.
  • The most common street name in the United States is Second Street. First Street isn't first because many times the designation is replaced with the name Main Street.
  • The most expensive book or manuscript ever sold at an auction was The Codex Hammer, a notebook belonging to Leonardo da Vinci. It sold for $30.8 million.
  • The most expensive movie memorabilia ever sold at an auction was Clark Gable's Academy Award for It Happened One Night. It sold for$607,500 on December 15, 1996.
  • The most expensive painting ever sold at auction was Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Vincent van Gogh. On May 15, 1990, Ryoei Saito paid $75 million for it. He followed up that spending spree by paying the second-highest price ever, $71 million for Au Moulin de la Galette by PierreAuguste Renoir, just two days later.
  • The most frequently seen birds at feeders across North America last winter were the Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch and American goldfinch, along with downy woodpeckers, blue jays, mourning doves, black-capped chickadees, house sparrows, northern cardinals and european starlings. 
  • The most searched thing on yahoo.com every year is porn.
  • The most snow accumulation in a one-day period was 75.8 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado, in April 1921.
  • The most used line in the movies is "Lets get out of here."
  • The most widely accepted legend associated to the discovery of coffee is of the goatherder named Kaldi of Ethiopia. Around the year 800-850 A.D., Kaldi was amazed as he noticed his goats behaving in a frisky manner after eating the leaves and berries of a coffee shrub. And, of course, he had to try them!
  • The most widely cultivated fruit in the world is the Apple.The second is the Pear.
  • The motto for the Olympic Games is Citius Altius Fortius. Translated, it means Faster Higher Stronger.
  • The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.
  • The movie As Good As It Gets is called Mr. Cat Poop in China.
  • The movie Quo Vadis had 30,000 extras.
  • The Museum of Modern Art in New York City hung Matisse's 'Le Bateau' upside-down for 47 days before an art student noticed the error.
  • The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
  • The nail of our middle finger grows the fastest and the nail of our thumb grows slowest.
  • The name "Uncle Sam" for the U.S. came from a person known as Uncle Sam Wilson of Troy, NY, who supplied food for the U.S. army in the war of 1812.
  • The name for Oz in the Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator Frank Baum looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z.
  • The name for the middle part of the nose (the part that separates the nostrils) is called a chaffanu.
  • The name 'Intel' stems from the company's former name, 'Integrated Electronics'.
  • The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
  • The name of the dog from "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" is Max.
  • The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo.
  • The name of the first airplane flown at Kitty Hawk by the Wright Brothers, on December 17, 1903, was Bird of Prey.
  • The name of the Russian space station, Mir, means "peace."
  • The name Santa Claus is a corruption of the Dutch dialect name for Saint Nicholas Sint Klass.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan". There was never a recorded Wendy before.
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book 'Peter Pan'. It came from the author's friends, whom he called his "fwendy" (friend)
  • The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.
  • The nation of Monaco on the French Riviera, is smaller than Central Park in New York. Monaco is 370 acres and Central Park is 840 acres.
  • The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
  • The national dish of Scotland, haggis, is made of the heart, liver, lungs and small intestines of a calf. It's then boiled in the stomach of the animal, and seasoned with salt, pepper and onions. Oh, and don't forget to add the suet and oatmeal.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced in 1978 that it would alternate men's and women's names in the naming of hurricanes. It was seen as an attempt at fair play. Hurricanes had been named for women for years, until NOAA succumbed to pressure from women's groups who were demanding that Atlantic storms be given unisex names.
  • The national sport of Nauru, a small Pacific island, is lassoing flying birds.
  • The Navy SEALs were formed in 1962.
  • The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.
  • The nearest relative of the hippopotamus is the common pig.
  • The Netherlands is the lowest country in the world. An estimated 40% of its land is below sea level.
  • The New York City Chamber of Commerce is the oldest chamber of commerce in the United States. King George III granted a royal charter for it in 1770.
  • The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before World War II .. and none after.
  • The New York Yankees have won the most championships (26 times) in their respected sport (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL) for any professional sports team.
  • The Nile catfish swim upside down.
  • The number 111,111,111 multiplied by itself will result in the number 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  • The number 2,520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 without having a fractional leftover.
  • The number 37 will wholly divide (no decimals) into 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, and 999.
  • The number of atoms in a pound of iron is nearly five trillion trillion: 4,891,500,000,000,000,000,000,000.
  • The number of cricket chirps you count in a fifteen-second span, plus 37, will tell you the approximate current air temperature.
  • The number of possible ways of playing just the first four moves on each side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  • The number of times a drowning person will rise to the surface depends on how much air is in his lungs. He could rise once, twice, or five times. Or not at all. Obese people will stay afloat longer than skinny people because fat contains air molecules.
  • The number of triplets born in the US in 1994 (4,594) was more than triple the number born in 1971 (1,034), an increase attributed to older age of the mothers and the use of fertility-enhancing drugs and techniques.
  • The number of VCRs in the United States grew from 52,565,000 in 1987 to 86,825,000 in 1997, a 39.5% increase.
  • The numbers "172" can be found on the back of a US $5 bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln memorial.
  • The numbers 111 222 333 444 555 666 777 888 999 are all multiples of 37.
  • The numbers on opposite sides of a die always add up to seven.
  • The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosy is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosy..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of posies..."), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!")
  • The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers has a G-force of 5. That's higher than the G-force of an average NASA take-off!
  • The occupations of the three men in a tub were butcher, baker, and candlestick maker.
  • The odds against a royal flush in poker are exactly 649,739 to 1.
  • The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.
  • The official definition of a desert is any land that where more water evaporates than is acquired through precipitation.
  • The official name of the St. Louis Gateway Arch is "The Jefferson National Expansion Monument." The Gateway Arch looks taller than it is wider, but it is exactly 630 feet by 630 feet.
  • The official sport for the State of Maryland is jousting.
  • The official state song of Georgia since 1922 has been "Georgia on My Mind".
  • The Ohio river forms at the confluence of the Allegheny and the Monongahela.
  • The Ouija board was invented by Isaac and William Fuld, and was patented July 1, 1892.
  • The oldest "cricket" match was played between the USA and Canada in 1844.
  • The oldest continuous comic strip still in existence is The Katzenjammer Kids. It first appeared in newspapers in 1897.
  • The oldest exposed surface on earth is New Zealand's south island.
  • The oldest goldfish lived for 14,795 days.
  • The oldest living thing in existence is not a giant redwood, but a bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California, dated to be aged 4,600 years old.
  • The oldest man-made building of any kind still existing is the central edifice of the 4,600-year-old mastaba (a tomb for kings) built at Sakkara, Egypt. It was created to honor King Zoser, the first ruler of the Third Dynasty.
  • The oldest musical instrument is probably the flute. It's been discovered that primitive cave dwellers made an instrument from bamboo or some other small hollow wood.
  • The oldest person to live was Jeanne Louise Calment, she lived for a whopping 122 years until she died of smoking related complications. Don't Smoke! 
  • The oldest recorded document on paper made from fibrous material was a deed of King Roger of Sicily, in the year 1102.
  • The oldest tennis court in the world is the one built at Hampton Court in 1530 for Henry VIII.
  • The oldest works of art are pictures of animals found in caves in Spain and France. They have been dates as far back as 18,000 years ago.
  • The olive branch in the eagle's right talon has 13 leaves.
  • The Olympic Games were held in St. Louis, MO. In 1904, the first time that the games were held in the United States. 
  • The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
  • The only animals that can naturally sleep on their backs are humans. No other animal actually does--apes usually sleep sitting up and leaning on something.
  • The only big cat that doesn't roar is a Jaguar.
  • The only bird that can fly backwards is the hummingbird.
  • The only bird that cannot fly is the penguin.
  • The only bone in the human body not connected to another is the hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue between the mandible and the voice box. Its function is to support the tongue and its muscles.
  • The only bone not broken so far during any ski accident is one located in the inner ear.
  • The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
  • The only countries in the world with one syllable in their names are Chad, France, Greece, and Spain.
  • The only difference between brown eyes and every other colored eyes is that brown eyes have more pigment.
  • The only dog to ever appear in a Shakespearean play was Crab in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  • The only father and son to hit back-to-back home runs in a major league baseball game: Ken Griffey, Jr., and his father, Ken Griffey, Sr., both of the Seattle Mariners in a game against the California Angels on September 14th, 1990.
  • The only food cockroaches won't eat are cucumbers.
  • The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat.
  • The only loss Packers' coach Vince Lombardi ever suffered in the postseason was to the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13, in the 1960 NFL championship game.
  • The only member of the British House of Commons who is not allowed to speak is the man called the Speaker of the House.
  • The only MLB team to have both its city's name and its team name in a foreign language is the San Diego Padres.
  • The only mobile national monuments in the United States are the cable cars in San Francisco.
  • The only one of his sculptures that Michelangelo signed was the "The Pieta," completed in 1500.
  • The only painting by Leonardo da Vinci on permanent display in the United States hangs in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. It's a portrait of Ginevra di Benci, the wife of a politician in Florence.
  • The only president buried in Washington, D.C. proper: Woodrow Wilson, who was laid to rest in the National Cathedral.
  • The only president buried on the grounds of a state capitol: James Polk in Nashville, Tenn.
  • The only President in office to weigh less than 100 pounds was James Madison.
  • The only President to be head of a labor union was Ronald Reagan.
  • The only presidents buried together: John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams are in a basement crypt in Quincy, Mass.
  • The only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross.
  • The only repealed amendment to the US Constitution deals with the prohibition of alcohol.
  • The only rock that floats in water is pumice.
  • The only state allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag is Texas.
  • The only three non-Presidents pictured on U.S. paper money are: Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill, and Salmon Chase on the $10,000 bill.
  • The only time the human population declined was in the years following 1347, the start of the epidemic of the plague 'Black Death' in Europe.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Four Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee.

The first Catholic man tells his friends, 'My son is a priest'.
When he walks into a room, everyone calls him? 'Father'.

The second Catholic man chirps, 'My son is a bishop.
When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Grace''.

The third Catholic gent says, 'My son is a cardinal.
When he enters a room everyone says 'Your Eminence'.

The fourth Catholic man chirps, 'My son is the Pope.
When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Holiness''.

Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four men give her a subtle, 'Well...?'

She replies, 'I have a daughter. She is slim, tall? and 36-24-36.
When she walks into a room, people say, . . . "OH GOD !"

Ah Beng Jokes

Ah Beng bought a new mobile.
He sent a message to everyone from his Phone Book & said, 
'My Mobile No. Has changed. Earlier it was Nokia 3310. Now it is 6610'


Ah Beng : I am a Proud, because my son is in Medical College.
Friend : Really, what is he studying.
Ah Beng : No, he is not studying, they are Studying him.

Ah Beng : Doctor, in my dreams, I play football every night.
DR : Take this tablet, you will be OK.
Ah Beng : Can I take tomorrow, tonight is final game.


Ah Beng : If I die, will u remarry?
Wife : No! I'll stay with my sister. But if I die will u remarry?
Ah Beng : No, I'll also stay with your sister.


Ah Beng : People consider me as a 'GOD'
Wife : How do you know??
Ah Beng : When I went to the Park today, everybody said, Oh GOD! U have come again.


Ah Beng complained to the police : Sir, all items are missing, except the TV in my house.
Police : How the thief did not take TV?
Ah Beng : I was watching TV news...


Ah Beng comes back 2 his car & find a note saying 'Parking Fine'. 

He Writes a note and sticks it to a pole 'Thanks for complement.'


How do you recognize Ah Beng in School?
He is the one who erases the notes from the book when the teacher erases the board.


Once Ah Beng was walking he had a glove on one hand and not on other. 

So the man asked him why he did so. 
He replied that the weather forecast announced that on one hand it would be cold and on the other hand it would be hot.


Ah Beng in a bar and his cellular phone rings. He picks it up and says 'Hello, how did you know I was here?'


Ah Beng : Why are all these people running?
Man - This is a race, the winner will get the cup.
Ah Beng - If only the winner will get the cup, why others running?


Teacher : I killed a person' convert this sentence into future tense.
Ah Beng : The future tense is 'u will go to jail.


Ah Beng told his servant : Go and water the plants!
Servant : It's already raining.
Ah Beng : So what? Take an umbrella and go.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

66-Year-Old is World's Oldest to Deliver Triplets

She is 66 years old and she is still doing it!! :D LOL. Hat's Off to the husband! :P
 66–year–old woman has become the oldest known mother of triplets after she gave birth to two boys and a girl here on May 29, 44 years after her marriage to Deva Singh (64). “Bhateri Devi of Satrod Village in Hisar district conceived with in–vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique at National Fertility Centre here,” Dr Anurag Bishnoi, who was the treating IVF specialist, said. Bhateri conceived in her third attempt and became a mother for the first time. “For the first two attempts, only two embryos were transferred in each cycle. But in the third attempt, three embryos were transferred in her uterus, resulting in the birth of three children by Caesarean section,” Bishnoi said. Bhateri was born on May 21, 1944, in Madina village of Rohtak, as confirmed by the birth certificate issued by Rohtak district hospital, he said. “As the proof of her age is well–documented, she becomes the most aged female of the world to give birth to triplets,” he said. Her husband Deva Singh said he married twice after marrying Bhateri as she was unable to produce children. But he had no children from the other two wives either. “It is the eldest wife who has made me proud and given me a heir. Old is gold,” Deva Singh said with a smile. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rapidshare Premium Account in Malaysia

Rapidshare is one of the major file hosting provider currently. Different types of files can be found here. Ranging from movies, songs, programs, documents, ebook etc. They do provide free access to the files but at a much lower speed and limited download slots. And most of the time, the slots are usually used up.

SO, if you are a heavy downloader, you may consider getting a premium account on Rapidshare.

How do you get it?

1) Getting an account

There are number of resellers in Malaysia that provides premium accounts. One good thing is, you can use maybank2u to purchase from them.
At the time of this posting, the cost of a premium account :

30Days = RM 36.50
90Days = RM 88.50
180Days = RM 159.50
1 Year = RM 283.50

I have their service personally twice and they delivered the account details within 24hours on both occasion. Pretty reliable.

2) So, you have a premium account. What’s next?

There are few sites where you can search for files hosted on rapidshare. Such as rapidshare1 [http://www.rapidshare1.com/] and rapid2me [http://rapid4me.com/]. But normally, I will use different sites to get what I’m looking for. Go ahead and google for it.

3) How do I download?

I prefer to use IDM [ Internet Download Manager - http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/] to download from any sites. With this, you can pause or resume downloads at anytime. Get the rapidshare link from the sites and download it with IDM.

4) But the download speed is still slow?

Sometimes, the download speed can be slow due to various reasons that I don't wish to talk here. :) Anyway, one way to fix this is, convert your url into IP based. You can use this free service provided by RS2IP [http://rs2ip.anonymailz.com/]. This website basically converts your rapidshare urls into ip. Use the ip url instead and you can see better download speed.

5) Anything else?

There are lots of forum out there that shares rapidshare files among it’s member. Ask around or google for it. One good example is ForumW [http://www.forumw.org/].

Happy Downloading!! :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

How to write in Tamil on Facebook

Sometimes, I do feel like write in tamil on facebook. Being from a tamil education background, I enjoy do that and I feel we all should be since number of people who can write and read Tamil language are pretty much low nowadays.
Anyway, if you feel like want to write in Tamil [ Or any other major languages from Indian Continental ], may try this.
There is this free online editor that can help us to do this. Check out http://quillpad.com/tamil/ 

*** Edited - The website is no longer active. But you may use http://www.google.com/transliterate/Tamil

From the website itself,
Quillpad is a free online Indian language typing tool. You can type in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Nepali. For example, when you type 'neenga eppadi irukkinga' in Tamil, Quillpad will convert it directly into Tamil script. If you write a word like 'nalan', first n should become 'ந' and the second n should become 'ன'. Quillpad will intelligently do that for you. No need to use shift keys or to memorize any key mappings. So 'ராத்திரி' can be written by typing 'rathri', 'raathiri' or 'ratri'. Quillpad can also predict if multiple words are possible for your input. You can click on the word to select from those options. In addition Quillpad allows you to type English words freely in between Tamil words. It intelligently transliterates them into Tamil.
It takes some practise before you get used to it. Give it a try and say "வணக்கம்" on your next Facebook post. :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

People in power

Being around people in power and seeing them misusing it for a wrong reason reminds me of Uncle Ben’s famous advice to Spidey [aka Spiderman], With Great Power, comes great responsibility. And how so true is it.


We often forget that people being a simple human makes mistake. Even spidey did some big time mess-ups during his adventures. There is practically no way to ensure 100% error free system if human is a vital part of it. No matter how simple or how frequent he is doing it, sooner or later he will make a mistake. He can’t help it. That’s the fundamental building block of a human being. That’s how civilization as we know today exist. People make mistake; people learn from it and try not to do it again.


So next time, please think twice before you make the decision especially if your decision has great impact on another human being. Think what spidey would do if he is you! J

Monday, April 5, 2010

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - Longest place name in the world

I was at wikipedia doing random clicking and reading. It's actually fun to do so, give a try. You will be surprise of things that you will come across. So, on that day, I was clicking around and landed up at this page. It's about a place in UK which claim to have the longest name in the world. It called "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch". It is in Welsh and in english it means " St Mary's Church in a hollow of white hazel near  the swirling whirlpool of the church of St Tysilio with a red cave ". Soon it became a tourist attraction where people get down from a train to take picture next to the signboard etc. It's not everyday you get to see that long of a sign board. Pretty Smart yeh!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Simpsons Arcade Game - Windows Mobile Smartphone

"Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"

That's one of the famous quotes from longest running TV animation / cartoon, "The Simpsons". One of my all time favorite of course. And my life long search came to an end when I finally found a Simpsons Game for WinMo / Smartphone devices.

"The Simpsons Arcade" was released by EA Mobile early this year for both WinMO and Iphones. The graphic is just plain 2D as it always been to keep the originality i believe and a very simple story line. Basically, you will be helping Homer to chase after a mysterious donuts. Little that he knows, the donut holds the key to a devious scheme by none other than Mr Burn and his gang. So, Homer will be facing obstacles along his way in 6 different levels. It's pretty simple and you can finish the game in less than an hour. However, the most important is the fact I can have my most favorite Tv series on my mobile phone :)

Note : If you would like to have this game, feel free to drop me a line.

Some Pics [ Omnia i8000 ]:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Funny Out Of Office [ OoO ] Messages

You may try this the next time you setting up OoO messages. :)

1- I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.

2- You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

3- Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management.

4- I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 5/18. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

5- Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

6- The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again. (The beauty of this one is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

7- Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

8- Please reply to this e-mail so I will know that you got this message.

9- I am on holiday. Your e-mail has been deleted.

10- Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

11- Hi! I’m busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don’t bother to leave me any messages.

12- I’ve run away to join a different circus.

13- AND, FINALLY, ABSOLUTELY THE BEST: I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as ‘Loretta’ instead of ‘Anthony’.

Friday, March 12, 2010

LHDN / IRB E-Filing : Income Tax for the Assessment Year 2009

Oh ya, time of the year to start looking for those old receipts :) It's time to fill for our annual Income Tax filing. Thanks to IRB's e-filing method, it's been very easy for me to do my filing which takes less than 10 mins if you have all the required information such as EA form [ Gets it from your employer ] and receipts for your claims such as for Computers , books , insurance & medical insurance etc.
E-Filing for the Assessment Year 2009 was started from 1st March 2010. You may visit "https://e.hasil.gov.my" for more details. Below data was extracted from IRB official website on due dates.
[ BE Form ] Individuals without any commercial income with Residence Status - 30th April 2010
[ M Form ] Individuals without any commercial income without Residence Status  - 30th April 2010
[ B Form ] Individuals with commercial / Business Income with Residence Status - 30th June 2010
[ M Form ] Individuals with commercial / Business Income with Residence Status - 30th June 2010
And of course, let's not wait till the last minute. :)


News on KPLI 2010

Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (KPM) memaklumkan Pengambilan Calon Guru Kursus Perguruan Lepas Ijazah Sekolah Rendah (KPLI-SR) Mode Sepenuh Masa bagi ambilan Januari 2010 adalah tidak diiklankan. Pemilihan calon guru adalah berdasarkan calon simpanan yang memohon bagi KPLI-SR Ambilan Khas Jun 2009. Sementara itu, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) telah menangguhkan pengambilan Diploma Pendidikan Lepasan Ijazah (DPLI) sehingga ke satu tarikh yang belum ditentukan. Harap Maklum.

Untul Keterangan Lanjut :  http://apps.emoe.gov.my/kpli/tdjan2010/ 


11 November 2009
Makluman secara SMS kepada calon yang berjaya dipanggil temu duga.

12 November 2009
Semakan nama calon berjaya temu duga. (permohonan yang berjaya dikehendaki mencetak Surat Panggilan Temu Duga, Borang Butiran Diri dan Helaian Penyataan Hasrat yang dicetak melalui internet)

16 November 2009
Temuduga KPLI-SR Ambilan Januari 2010 (Sila bawa bersama Surat Panggilan Temu Duga, Borang Butiran Diri dan Helaian Penyataan Hasrat yang dicetak melalui internet)

8 Januari 2010
Semakan tawaran calon berjaya ke Institusi Pendidikan Guru IPG (Calon boleh mencetak surat tawaran sementara melalui internet. Surat Tawaran Rasmi boleh didapati selepas melapor diri di IPG)

18 Januari 2010
Pendaftaran calon di Intitusi Pendidikan Guru IPG (calon yang melapor diri boleh mendapatkan Surat Tawaran Berkursus di Institusi Pendidikan Guru

Perhatian : Aktiviti dan Tarikh yang dinyatakan tertakluk kepada perubahan semasa.

Bahagian Pendidikan Guru
Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia

Free Apps : WinUtilities

After sometime, your windows box will start to show signs of aging. After long hours of surfing, installation/removal of applications and so on, you started to feel your PC is slowing down. It boots up longer than it used to and the memory always seems to be hogged by funny processes.

The good news is, instead of going thru painful process of re-installing your OS, you can try to fix your box by cleaning up the junks, clear up registry , remove unwanted apps, defrag etc. You can use different tools to do these tasks or you can just go ahead and get this "All-in-One" WinUtilities. It's a complete solution for PC optimization & System cleaner. The most importantly, It's FREE! :)

It does almost everything you need to keep your PC healthy. It can clean up your usage history [ IE , documents etc ], Registry and temp files which usually takes up unnecessery space off your drives. You can also defrag your filesystem for better performance. You can even try to recover files that you have accidently deleted etc.

So, give it a try and postpone your next format. :)

Application Name : WinUtilities
License : FREE!
Download Website : Here

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NoData - Manage Data Connection on your Windows Mobile Phones

I never really did sign-up for any data plan. Mainly because, I hardly use it except for occasionally. For those moments, I usually just get one of those hourly or Daily passes. But the problem is, being a WinMo [ Windows Mobile ] device, it's full of widgets [ Weather , News etc ] and applications which connects to data networks so very often and sometimes even without your knowledge.

It was a problem for me as well due to high cost for data rates in Malaysia until I came across this little tool developed by one of the admins @ Modaco [http://www.modaco.com/content/pocket-pc-software/246171/new-free-utility-nodata/]. It does what the title says, limits data access of the mobile device. It really come in handy especially if you are "roaming".

So, if you are not planning to get one of those expensive data plan but in love with WinMo devices, you should have this tool. On top of all, It's for free! :)

Note : If you really like the tool, please consider making a donation to the owner.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tower Defense - Windows Mobile Game

Defense my Tower! That’s what I’m doing whenever I can find some free time. J Tower defense is a popular arcade/console type of game which was pretty popular back in the days. This game is being distributed by Color Stone Ltd [ http://www.stonegames.net/ ]. As the name suggest, you need to defense your tower or base from incoming enemy soldiers , tanks , fighter jets and bombers. You can do that with help of 6 different type of towers such as artillery guns, flame throwers , lighting striker etc. You can place these things in a very strategic ways to navigate your enemies from your base to yours. While you gaining money by “destroying” your enemies, you can use the cash to upgrade your weapons. More upgrade you gets ; the faster your can bring down your enemy tankers.

One thing I can say, once you get a grip on this, it’s pretty much very addictive. Though it looks like it was developed for HTCs, but it works extremely well on my Omnia i8000 thanks to it’s wide screen. However, the game did crashed couple of times once I reached >100th level. Nevertheless, it is surely deserves 5 stars!!

Note : it requires Ms compact net framework 3.5 to work. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sad to see people with double face

I knew all the while people does has double face. Have you seen people who acts differently infront of you and then totally a 360' change when you are not around.
Recently I have found such few people around me at work place. The ironic thing is, I'm so close with few of them and treating them more than a colleague. But never knew it was all just a cover up. Though I don't really care much about it but it's kinda hurt to see things like this. And these things can really mess up the trust we have on each other. I'm not sure if the way I see these people will change but I hope not. Nevertheless, I have to be extra careful in letting people walk into my circle of trust.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Farewell - Sangetha

When we are to part with friends and know in our hearts that somewhere in the future that we will meet again, the farewell can be bittersweet. :)

Pics from the farewell dinner. Sorry as there are not many here. Was still getting used to the new lens. :P

Date : 08th January 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010


Religion – It creates more problems instead of solving it. It’s really sad to see people fights over matters in the name of god. I’m not an atheist, but I do wish everybody else in world is.