Monday, January 21, 2008

Free Laptop

I hope I will win. My crap PC which I bought second-hand many years ago from a lousy supplier (sorry to the family members of the supplier who might be reading this entry- I just cant help but to mention how disappointed I was when I found out that the PC he sold me was a piece of junk, only 30G HD and 215 and hangs everytime I log in. Not to mention that the Microsoft Excel just doesnt work anymore despite several re-installations and re-boots. For RM1K, that's a ripoff. And I dont even want to think of installing any new programmes such as Photoshop coz the piece of slow mo wont be able to take it. Darn!)

*adjusts from a frawn to a smile*

Now where did I stop...Yah, the winning the laptop thing. Please, please, let me win!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Maybe I Was Wrong

I so wanted to organise an outdoor adventure for the people. I negotiated the best price - RM 145 for a day of Rock Climbing, Waterfall Abseil, Flying Fox, River Hike and High Ropes Course. I was hoping that there will be outgoing people to follow me for this trip. I deliberately chose a Sunday so that those who work on Saturdays could come along. And instead of having some kind of class, I planned a hands-on outdoor activity at a natural area for maximum enjoyment and value-for-money. And the course that the facilitating company offered is one that is suitable for beginners and advanced alike, so there's nothing to worry about. Since the young guys in the company want something challenging, I thought they would respond positively to this activity.

That was what I thought. I was wrong.

Perhaps it was money. I tried to get a better deal but that was already the BEST. There are bigger issues than money, such as safety, which I cannot compromise. And it is true that the more money you pay, the better service you will get. I've fought for subsidy but to no avail. I cant possibly give out for FREE, what nonsense is this. If everybody only wants freebies, then perhaps they should just live in charity homes.

I am really on the verge of giving up doing what I do for the company. Perhaps, the previous guy would do a better job than me. Whatever, I am sick and tired of complaints after complaints on 'you should do this' and 'you should do that' from various people. Hey, I need to plan activities for a wide span of people, not just one group OK. For the young, for the old. Single and famili-ed. Fit and not-so-fit. Outgoing and the boring. It's really not easy for me. I have concluded that NO MORE OUTDOORS for the company.

This rock climbing will be cancelled. But the deal is so good I felt wasted to throw it away. Perhaps all my other friends would be interested to join me for a day at the hills? But then again, knowing them all, I dont think anyone would wanna sweat themselves like I do. Sad but this is reality.

Monday, January 07, 2008


*updated with pictures*

It's not a good feeling to be caught in a road accident. To be more precise, a three-car collision and you're car number two. Front kena, back also kena. Sigh.

I'm not going to talk much about the accident because it was a very ordinary case under very normal accident-inducing circumstances - rainy evening, traffic jam, one dumbo didnt stop, ram into my car causing me to budge and hit the front car (which was a cab), caused a small traffic jam, and an hour later, we were at the police station reporting the incident. See, very normal accident SOPs.

The plate number was darkened on purpose. No, it was not harmed in the accident.

I'm gonna talk about my observations about accidents instead.

1. Workshop agents will appear from nowhere in no time. So are tow trucks. They swarm the place like bees at their bee hives.
2. They also can be found at the police station. They may be helpful (which I appreciate a lot) but you've got to be hard hearted if you really, really want to send your car to YOUR mechanic instead of to any of them.

These days, you've got to be vary of strangers. I've heard stories of how innocent accident victims got conned and 'robbed' of their spare parts and all.

3. Not all cops are bad, some are pretty nice. This time around, I met both. The lady at the counter who shall not be named here has to really brush up on her people skill. Like, she could at least talk properly to the people she attends to? Mesra, cepat dan betul, yah rite! But the sarjan was pretty good lah, the opposite of that woman at the counter.

4. I just found out that if you are driving someone else's car and was involved in an accident, the owner of the car will be slapped with an additional RM400 summon on top of the usual RM300 summon.

I've yet to settle all the insurance claims and all, hopefully I will know if I'll have to part with RM 700 or not...In the meantime, my baby will have to stay at the workshop until Thursday for some extensive knocking and repainting =(

Cannot. Open. Bonnet.

*just a note: Actually, I think, the Iswara isnt that bad a car after all, a loud crash from the back and all that was damaged at the rear portion was the bumper bracket shifed a little (still can close the boot but have to slam a little harder) and a few scratches. The front was a little dented but the vehicle still could run fine.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

It's 2008!

Happy New Year friends!

As usual, the beginning of a year would be the time for reflections and resolutions. This time around is no exception, only difference is, I would have to delay my time for that purpose a little while more because of my workload and other stuff. Frankly speaking, I dont feel like its 2008 now coz the days seems to pass like any other day. And I didnt even stay up for any countdowns, be it at church, home or at the various street parties around town. Perhaps my soul is getting old. Sigh. And, and....I was working on 1st Jan. How sad!

Had so much to write but unfortunately the time for blogging had to be shared with a whole lot of other things to do, be it at work or home. Will post up my reflections of the year that was and my hopes for the new year when I've done up the draft. Hopefully by next week. And a new template for the blog too =)

In the meantime, here's a big thank you to everyone for a great 2007, and for the misery of the year, here's a good wipe-out of the past and a fresh beginning...