Thursday, October 30, 2008

Greatness is at your fingertips

David found something very cool last night!! And the good thing about David is, he shares his knowledge with people, that includes me.

This latest discovery of his puts a smile to my face and I can imagine that my eyes are sparkling.

Okay...if you are wondering what I'm soo excited about, if you are not into geeky stuff, you can stop reading now.

This is what excites me right now:

The image is clickable, you will be redirected to the website if you click the image above.

If you tired and fed-up with the ISP in Malaysia, this is why you should use StrongVPN

NOTE: You must have existing broadband connection like Streamyx or Celcom Broadband to be able to use this service. And you might ask, why do you want to purchase this when you already have existing connection. Well, if you are just a basic Internet user like surfing the web and all then I think this baby will not excite you as much. But, if you are into downloading and P2P, you should know how slow it is to download anything through local ISP,right? So, StrongVPN is SUITABLE for you. SMART is different, the speed is GREAT but the company sucks, customer service sucks. I do not advise anyone to use their service.

But, anything GREAT does not come free, you know!!! You have to pay to be able to use this awesome service. David paid $45 (3 months fees) for this service using PayPal. If you are interested, I advise you to pay through PayPal to avoid Credit Card fraud. You don't want that to happen.

If you have mixed feeling about this, why not try the FREE service first? It's not StrongVPN but it's about the same. You can download it here:Anyway,if you use this, you will be sharing this connection with other people but you can download to maximum of 1GB per day. I installed it in my laptop just now and boy .... it's THAT fast (for surfing). Take note that in my office, even if we use leased line, the connection is still slow because there are about 150++ computers connected to a single line, so go figure. I tried downloading a torrent just now to see how fast it is. The verdict: not that fast which is understandable since it's FREE. And I run a speed test on the connection, so here's the result

For a FREE service like this, this is VERY GOOD. And, check out my previous entry on Internet speed, about the same with that damn expensive Telekom, right? BODOH.

For safety reason, do not do any online banking transaction on this connection. Even though they say it's secured, you'll never know. So better safe than sorry.


P/S: I also found out that the new TMNet service, METRO.e has a connection up to 1Gbps. That is a good news but I'm not sure whether they have it in Sabah already. Bad thing is, it's gonna cost around RM88,000 per year and they can only provide 5 IP. Which means, not good for hosting business.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I envy this!!!!!!

Obviously, this is NOT our Internet speed. Wanna know what ours look like?

There goes!!! Don't you feel stupid complaining to ME now? Like seriously, what am I suppose to do???

I'm pretty productive this morning, apart from waiting a call from TMNet, I'm also reading articles on latest Internet technology and other stuff to kill time while my desktop is being defragmented and I stumbled upon this cool website, a website/blog on current news,tips and highlights on search marketing industry. Which can be useful to increase traffic to your blog or website. Cool huh? I am no programming goddess but I think I have an idea or two how this cheat sheet works and I'm gonna Google more on this matter. So, thank you Danny Dover for posting that USEFUL articles.

I'm a few entries behind Cynta on our recent outings and family events. Heck, I haven't even posted about Archbishop Birthday Celebration which is almost a month now.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Dear Bebes,

My credit expired to SMS all of you and I know that you girls read this blog so I'll announce it here; my salary did not kicked in yet. Yes, I know. Pathetic. I should get a second job.

Our third monthly Girls Night Out is on the 29th November 2008, it should be earlier but some of you are having Final Exam so you gotta kick ass in that first.

Take note that this is also a Birthday bash for Cynta. So, Daisy and I appointed ourselves to be the party organizer and Joanne, please ask Mr.Ray for some sponsorship ya. Thanks a lot.

Pre-Birthday bash will be at BB Cafe and Cynta, you gotta go up on stage. No exception.

Let the boys drink their heart out in BB Cafe and we save it for Shenanigan's. Okay?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are you really Asian?

Believe it or not, I was asked that said question yesterday by a girl in Utherverse, a social networking site that I've been a member of since 5 months ago.

Few months back, I joined this site under different identity and other person's picture which is ethically wrong but what the heck, I bet I'm NOT the only one does that. But, before you say anything judgmental and condescending remarks, I STOPPED ALREADY. Pretending to be someone else is uncool and boring. So, I stopped altogether.

So, this is the picture that look unAsian to that girl named Milzey from Australia:

Yes, there are SOME photoshop work done in the picture. So, if I go under the knife, I will look something like that. Nice huh??

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Joanne

We celebrated Joanne's birthday at Shenanigan's last Saturday and reached home around 6.00 a.m, Sunday. LOL. Totally not regretting it because we had a lot of fun. Danced our heart out, ignoring what people think, what people feel or who's checking us out. It was a TRUE definition of a Girls Night Out. However, I'm not gonna post any pictures yet because I need to carefully pick which pictures can be shown and which pictures are strictly accessible by all the bebes only or which pictures goes directly to the recycle bin and deleted permanently. To avoid future major humiliation. LOL.

Trivia for today?

1. Which bebe's dream came true last Saturday?

Details of the partay will be posted in another entry.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sleepy and desperate

It's 10.36pm.

Tonight, thanks to Wawan for lending me his Celcom3G, I have Internet at home.

I'm sleepy because I have not been able to sleep early for the past few weeks. My life after 5 is pretty much hectic, thankfully I can be a sloth at work, not being lazy la but my job does not require me to be mobile or on the go all the time.

Tonight, I have to finish doing an assignment because it must be submitted to the center by tomorrow. I thought it was due 27th. Anyhow, I'm stealing time in between to update my blog to avoid being bored and ending up not finishing what I'm suppose to do.

Nothing much to say actually. Mind block. Unless you want to talk about Public Relation. And, it's been the talk of the workplace that we might not be getting bonus this year despite the memo written by boss. Which I hope is not true. Who doesn't want bonus, right? But, if that's the case, I'm not in a position to say anything, to protest or to gossip about it. Even if I can, I won't. So you people who wants to gossip or already gossiping, better stop. It's better that you pray to God that things will be okay and we will get the bonus by end of this year than spending your time procrastinating (OMG... this is the first time I use this word in my blog) at work to show protest and wasting time gossiping. That will not help us.

My suggestion is .. if you are a Christian this is a powerful prayer that you can pray every night for 9 times a night for 9 consecutive nights.


May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus
be adored, glorified and praised
throughout the world
Now and Forever.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us
St.Jude, hope of the hopeless, pray for us

(state what you are wishing for and your prayer will be answered)

*Jangan lah bah minta yang over-over. For example,minta menang jackpot kah, minta lenyap hutang ka... etc etc etc..although I'm tempted to do just that.Damn*

There are also many other versions of Prayer to St.Jude. St. Jude is the Patron of Hopeless and Desperate Cases.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thanks Ida

This entry is especially for my best friend Ida ...

Thank you so much for saving my ass. Yet again. You are truly the best person I've ever know.

Love you bebe.

So, to show how much I thank you ... I'm gonna design you a banner for your blog ...


Monday, October 13, 2008

REVIEWS - Book, TV Shows & Movie

It was another fun weekend for me, no getting wasted or any shisa-ing this weekend, just the usual shopping and movie thing. It's kind of sad too not having dance practice as I'm sort getting used to have something to do in a Sunday afternoon.

Friday after work started off with me having dinner with Raymond's family without Noi. I don't know where he is. Had an engaging conversation over dinner with my beloved eldest brother about starting a business and stuff and I have a dream of starting a business with my soon to be engineer niece, Cynta. Dare to dream, they say. It must start from somewhere. So ... imagine ABBA's song "I Have A Dream" playing at the background as you read this. Actually, we have a lot of dreams, dreams that yet to be accomplished and made to reality. I'm praying that it wouldn't stay just like that. Dream. I bet everyone has a dream. What's yours? How many of your dreams have come true so far? After dinner, we went for a little shopping as CP is going to be closed and proceeded to Jesselton Point to chill out and chat. Yeah, we can't get enough of each other. It's a routine that we feel empty not doing it weekly. Hmmm ... to someone that name shall not be mentioned here .... things WILL not turn sour between us. That I'm sure. It was not us, it is you and you all along. Okay, so I'm shooting at dark here, so if you dodge the bullet then I'm not talking about you.

Okay. I know. That ramblings was not necessary. But, I tend to write what's in my head. No filter or editing as this will not go into press. What you see here is what I am. No false pretenses. Writing wise, I mean. Pictures can be deceiving as some of it are photoshopped. LOL.

On to reviews .....


I finished reading this book at 3 a.m. with tears falling down from my eyes.I'm not even sure if it's that hell of a good book but I can understand what it felt like for Claire to be in the situation, one bad thing after another. Life really sucks. At times.

Claire Reilly is a celebrity journalist, an entertainment section editor for MOD magazine. Reminds me of of MODE, Ugly Betty. Lives with her boyfriend, Tom a struggling novelist who lives under Claire's roof and eats Claire's food without really contributing even in the SEX department. Jeez... man like that still exists? My God... to make a it worst, it's bad enough that Claire is not getting sex from Tom but she was also asked to write an article about one night stand!! How is that even possible. Hahaha.

And the extra juicy part of the book is when Claire must set an interview with the new IT guy of Hollywood, Cole Brannon. From the description, Cole Brannon sounded like a pretty man. Someone like Chace Crawford but in my imagination, he looks like the guy who plays Cyclops in X-Men, I think it's the same hero in 27 dresses. Is it?? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, it's just too good to be true, the hottest guy in Hollywood is in love with Claire and from the description, Claire is a 5 feet tall Blonde, somehow petite, and a A cup. And her friends says that she looks like Christina Aguilera in those Mickey Mouse Club years. And she's 26.

Yadaa yadaa yadaa .... it's a happy ending story. Boy meet girl, boy and girl likes each other, some bitch interfere, problem arise, boy hates girl, girl didn't do anything, boy found out the truth, boy look for girl, girl forgive and forget, they make out, they made love, and they live happily ever after. What more can you ask for???

But reading this book taught me something, you know sometimes I envy those E! reporters because they get to see famous celebrities like every day and they have a n excuse to go to red carpet events as a reporter but really, after reading this book I don't think it's fun at all, you CAN'T date the celebrties even if you want to. They are certain rules and standards that can cause you your career and reputation if you fair to live by them. So, really being a celebrity journalist have its perks but also it ruins your imagination on the celebrity because most of the times, like Kristin write in this book, they are not as good as you see them on TV when you actually meet them in person. I believe that.

Go grab the book. And if you are my closest friend, you can borrow from me.

I give 4 Patrick STARS.


1. GOSSIP GIRL - Season 2
This is not really my element. I mean, this is best viewed by teenagers between 15 to 2o years old ... those who have not entered college yet. I am not that old, but I couldn't really relate to the problems faced by these super-duper-wealthy kids from the Upper East Side of New York in this story. Love dilemma, lies, sex, exchanging love interest within the same circle. Is that even possible??? What glued me to the show is the fashion and also the actresses. I love Leighton Meister (Blair Waldorf) and Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen). Couldn't really find anything interesting in Jenny (don't know what the real name is), just seeing her pathetic self trying desperately to fit in in the high class societies of UES,NY. And I'm bored looking at Dan Humphrey. I think they should kill the character instead. I think Chuck Bass is too arrogant and he grosses me out. Nate Archibald looks like a sissy girl with eyebrow perfectly shaped and skin perfectly tanned. He looks like a life version of Ken. Ewww....

As much as people like to hate Blair, I think that she's the most I can relate with. I mean, I don't even think that she's mean doing the things she does and it's mean. Really mean at time. She's a manipulative, narcissistic bitch that does not care what people feel. I kind of understand why she is what she is. And Serena. What to say bout Serena .... she's nice but it's hard to believe that someone like her would be that nice. It's just too good to be true. Do you really believe someone as gorgeous as Serena is fucking rich,monogamous, kind hearted, down-to-earth,bad girl gone good,soft spoken and all good qualities you can name of is in her exist? Haha ... dream on.

The whole show is not that interesting, but it's good enough to waste your time and see the world of hypocrisy rules and backstabbing is common and money means nothing. As twisted as that might sound, I think I will not mind being in that world. Me being from where I am, I would trade my life for something as fabulous as that and you might think I'm being selfish. No, I'm not, if I fantasize to be in THAT world, I drag ALL the people closest to me together in my fantasy. So, technically I'll be around the same circle. And, that's NOT selfish. Only different situation (Wealthier & Glamourous). I think it's pretty damned good.

For the second season, I give 3 Patrick Stars (okay, I was actually looking for a star but couldn't find anything that looks good, so I use Patrick Star instead ...)

Don't judge me for fantasizing to be in that kind of world, I bet all of us does once in a while.

As repulsive as Betty looks with her braces, bad fringe and lion inspired hair in this hit series, I must say that all Betty's love interest are kind of hot, except Walter of course. He's like soo 'wongoon' - couldn't find any better English word to match what I mean. The new love interest - the-next-door-neighbor is kinda hot too. And he plays guitar!! What more can you ask for in a neighboor? In previous season Henry and Gio had their sense of attractiveness, except Henry look a little bit boring compared to Gio - (personality wise) and I secretly hoped that Betty will choose Gio and go to Rome with him but she didn't. But it's okay, she did not end up with Henry either. I would take the same road.

I'm kinda frustrated to see less Amanda in the first episode of season 3 cos' I like the character. What's up with me obsessing about bitchy characters in TV series? Because quite often, those bitchy characters have funny lines and entertaining more than the goody-goody ones in a series. Willy is still being Willy, still desperate to take over the Meade publication, Marc is still funny and Claire Meade is still an unnecessary character. Like Dan Humphrey, she should just die and what's up with Daniel's son?

I'm also not that happy to see that Betty no longer work in MODE. She now work with Daniel as the Editor-In-Chief for a men's magazine. I think it's like Maxim or something.

I'm happy to see that Mr.Coach is still Hilda's love interest and Justin is still Justin.

Lindsay Lohan made cameo in first episode as Suarez's supervisor at the diner. I hope to see more of Lindsay in Ugly Betty.

Overall... am so happy that Betty is moving on with life, trying to stand on her own two feet by moving out from Queens. Reality or not, I really admire those Miss Independents who are dare enough to do something as courages as that. Well, you might think that moving out from your parents is NOT that courageous but imagine if you are in a big city like New York. It's totally something that one should be proud off. I wish I spontaneous and a risk-taker enough to move away from Malaysia, quit my job and move to a big city like NY or LA and start fresh in a new city. Sigh. Someday I hope my kids would be courageous enough to do just that and I will not object.

Characters I love in Ugly Betty:

1.Betty (on and off)

I give Ugly Betty Third Season Spin Off 4 Patrick Star for being entertaining,funny and emotional at the same time.


Damn. The beginning scene was such a heartbreaking moment. My heart felt as if it's gonna burst and I must say I almost cried seeing Dr.Shepherd in that situation. Apart from that, I can't believe that GA is in it's 5th Season!!!! Yay. Thank God it was just Meredith's dream.

All I can say is Shonda Rhimes still got it. She still made me glued to my computer screen watching Grey's Anatomy and the medical cases are still not that great anyhow, probably because it's a first season and they were focusing on the personal lives of the Residences and Attendings of Seattle Grace Hospital. I must say that I'm happy that Meredith is getting back together with McDreamy and Rose will be gine for good.Finally. I admit that she's gorgeous but she's not right for McDreamy. Even if Mer is so damn stubborn, I still think that Mer-Der should be together.

That military doctor, Dr.Hunt is so sexy that I hope he comes back on Grey's Anatomy as Dr.Yang's new love interest. Dr.Yang's story line was pretty dull in Season 4. I hope they spice things up for her especially in love department. And why is Erica Hahn still in the picture. I kind of hate that they are trying to make Dr.Hahn and Dr.Torres a lesbian couple. I don't know what's happening there but is it really necessary? Is this the production's way of sending a message that they have nothing against gays and lesbian after the Isaiah - TR incident in Season 3? Gosh..he apologized and got fired. What else do you want to prove? And lately, I notice that this homosexual relationship plot has been added to almost all the TV series I watched so far. Gossip Girl, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy .... they at least have one homosexual couple. Hmmm .... I wonder how many homosexuals are in Sabah??? Overall, I was look forward to new season of Grey's Anatomy and I am not dissapointed with the spin off of the new season but it was not the greatest episode ever. Too soon to judge as we still have to watch 21 episodes before the season ends so I will make a summary review once it's over.

For Grey's Anatomy, I give it 4 Patrick Star


I can't accept it!!!! Gaby is FAT and she has FAT daugthers and BLIND husband. Karma sucks really bad for her. She was once the size 00 supermodel, the most beautiful among the housewives, the most stylish, the richest one, the most pamperred and the vixen. She is opposite all that now. I kinda miss the old Gaby.

By the way, the story started 5 years later after the last episode of DH season 4. Edie was back in town, Lynette's twins are all grown up, Bree and Katherine are partners for a catering company and Bree has a cook book and a TV show now, I don't know what Susan do but she has a lover and it's not Mike, apparently they are divorced after a car accident where they killed a mother and daugther.

The season started good. Really good. I must say it's the best start for a new season compared to other TV series that I mentioned earlier. I'm so excited to see how this season 5 turns out. Can't wait for the next episode.

For Desperate Housewives .... 5 Patrick STARS!!!



I can't really say I grew up listening to ABBA songs. Because I didn't. Back then, my older siblings are into Indonesian songs. I grew up to songs from Hetty Koes Endang, Endang S.Taurina, Ratih Purwasih, Obbie Messakh, Pance, Broery Marantika, Bob Tutupoly. I bet some of you have no idea who these singers are.

Once I was in secondary school and have my own radio in my bedroom, I loved listening to Blue Network at nights and weekends. So, from there I get to familiarize myself with yesteryears song and the first ABBA song that I listened to was Fernando. It's not featured in this musical movie, unfortunately but I LOVED all the songs that made its way into the movie.

My sister's friend, Sr.Carmen LOVE ABBA sooo much and she has this one CD that has all those ABBA hits, so this is where I came to know more about ABBA songs. It was somewhere in 1999. So, when this musical movie came out 8 years after that, I came to know to a lot of other ABBA songs that did not make it into the musical movie. Thank you Internet.

My personal opinion is, you will really enjoy this movie if you know ABBA songs and a musical lover. I am a musical lover. I enjoyed watching EVITA when it was released back in 1996 if I'm not mistaken. Have you watched it? If you Mamma Mia, I think you should watch EVITA too. Same concept although EVITA is a bit intense because it is a story of a very powerful woman who made history from being a nobody to someone big and important, Eva Peron. It was based on a true story.

The storyline was excellent, they were really good making the storyline in line with the song lyrics and my favourite in the bunch would be Meryl Streep. I've always loved her acting since I saw the movie Death Becomes Her. After Ida mentioned to me something, I do agree that Wiwin looks a bit like Sophie. In the spirit of not to spoil the movie for those who have not watched it, I will not say how the story goes and what are the songs in it but it's worth watching it. Totally not a waste of RM7. And if you are in KK, as far as I know, Growball is the only cinema that plays Mamma Mia so don't bother going to 1Borneo.

Lastly, I want to see MAMMA MIA again!!!!!

That's all for today.

Friday, October 10, 2008

OMG.... I'm so honoured I could cry

I checked my MySpace account just now and I see there's a new friend request. So I checked out who wanted to be my friend la .... btw, I normally just add whoever in MySpace without filtering or checking their profile first. Malas bah ... but this one is different. I was shocked like.......



Don't believe me? See for yourself la ....

See ... I'm not dreaming ... Oh My God Christina, I'm so happy that you want to be my friend. For those of you who don't know who this Christina chick is, her hit single years ago is AM to PM.
So I immediately add her with a smile still on my face.

And then you think... "So stupid la you, she's promoting a new single mah..of course she or her staff added everyone on MySpace so that you listen to her new single, waaa.... so naive kah you".


Well, I know lah bah .... that's automatically generated, it's not like Christina really did add me herself. I'm just being perasan bah .... why.... cannot meh ?????

Thursday, October 9, 2008



It's nothing about Photoshop today. I decided to give some rest to it. I love Photoshop so much that I don't want to ruin my relationship with it.

Instead, despite the lagging of Internet service nowadays at work ... yeah ...
(I know, old news, but I've searched deep and dug low for a BETTER solution and yet it's still at it's current state)
I decided to look for some applications for
my N81. Mainly cos, I don't have anything much in it other than the pre-installed programs inside. When I first purchased my phone, I did try to install few applications such as N-Gage, Nokia Maps and others that I can't recall now. But, problem is ... I don't really use the N-Gage application and Nokia Maps does not have map for KK. So, what's the point. I uninstalled the programs and stick to using the gadget for SMS,Call,Camwhore and music and video player. Nothing more. And every now and then, I download theme to spice up my phone so it doesn't look that dull. And currently, am using a Vista inspired theme cos I'm so in love with Vista.

So, today I decided to add some application to my phone so that it can serve more purpose to me. So, here are my findings and what I installed:

1. Kaspersky Mobile Security
Because N81 is a wireless device that has a mobile internet function that makes it prone to any malicious programs or viruses when you get connected and if you are not careful enough you might also get virus from bluetooth connection, so don't just accept any bluetooth messages from unreliable source. So, hide your Bluetooth status, babe. The functions includes scanning your files and all those functions that a normal computer anti virus does. What fascinates me about this KMS is that it has Anti Theft function that protects your device, well, I know once it's stolen, it's impossible to get it back but at least that damn moron will not be able to use your phone.

With anti-theft function, whenever there's a SIM card change on your phone, it will send to the two number you pre-set in the application that the SIM Card for your device has been changed. As for me, I set Charlie and Ipik as the one who will receive the SMS. How they do this is still a mystery to me. I was not interested to Google on how this function works. Maybe I will... LATER.

Other than that, you can also SMS to your phone BLOCK secret_code and once thats' done, your phone will be automatically blocked for any usage. How cool is that? Very cool huh? I bow to the programmer who created this. Plus, the database is very easy to update, provided if you have enough credit on your phone (if you use prepaid la).

This program is not suppose to be free but some good samaritans out there managed to come up with activation code, so that you don't have to purchase it from Kaspersky Lab. Thank you so much. I know that's unethical and piracy but how many of you out there are actually buying genuine software????? Huh? Huh?


2. Google Maps
To mend my broken heart over that useless Nokia Maps. FYI, I know my way around KK. I know most of the route, the important routes like going to town and relatives houses. But, I installed it anyway. N81 is a GPS enabled device so it's only fair that I want to see what this GPS thing is all about. Plus, I want to show off to my brother, Richard who has a Garmin GPS that my phone can is a GPS too! Haha. No la, I'm kidding.

After installing it, I tried the application to see if it knows where I am, apparently according to Google Maps I'm at Taman Jindo. The My Location feature in it gather information from your mobile tower broadcaster near your to calculate and estimate your current location. It's not exactly precise for I'm in Hilltop and not in Jindo but it's close enough and apparently it's 1,000m close on average. This Google Maps application for mobile looks exactly like Google Earth.


3. Open Dictionary
I'm a big fan of dictionary. Especially Oxford's Advance Learner's English-Malay dictionary. Sadly, I didn't find any application similar to that for a mobile or a computer. I think nowadays, e-dictionary is a necessity. First, because it's VERY light compared to the traditional one. Second, easy to carry around. The problem is, in KK, there's no where you can find an Oxford electronic dictionary. You must go to KL to buy or other option is buy online. I don't think the eDict that Dr.Fazley is ambassador-ing has a lot of word installed in it and I bet it's damn expensive. If I'm not mistaken, Sasbadi has produced eDict too. My sister have one.

So, what's better than looking for Freeware dictionary, right? I found one. But, shit, I have to look for some udc files to install in together with this application. I'm like ..WTF??? I have not uninstalled it yet cause tommorow I will look for that damn UDC files. If I fail, then I will uninstall it.


And, today I had lunch with Amy and Ipik at City Mall Food Court and browse around Popular and fall in love with this book's title:


And the first few sentences that I browse through in Popular made me buy it. Not that expensive anyway. RM.17.90

The first page started like this:

10 Reasons to Have a One-Night Stand

Surely nothing good had ever come out of one night stand. Except in one night stand, you actually got to have sex. Which was more than I could say for myself right now. It had been twenty-nine days. Twenty-nine days.
Which would be okay if I were single. But I had a boyfriend. A live-in, sleep-in-my-bed boyfriend. That made the twenty-nine days figure rather pathetic.

LOL. I think this book will be a fun read. We'll see