Thursday, 30 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
- Keane - Better Than This
- John Mayer - My So Called Life
- Daniel Powter - My So Called Life
- Erin McCarley - Pony (It's OK)
- Lenka - The Show
- Keane - Spiralling
- Marié Digby - Stupid for You
- Jason Mraz - Love For A Child
- Daniel Powter - Not Coming Back
- The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go
- Keane - Pretend That You're Alone Now
- Jason Mraz - Details In The Fabric
- Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
- Charlotte Sometimes - How I Could Just Kill A Man
- Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
- Durability. My MacBook Pro is like a beaten-up chainsaw. Scorching, noisy, scratched, and a little dented. I think [and seriously hope] the MacBooks' new Unibody structure and glass display helps in keeping the Macs durable.
- Cost to get the same performance as my MacBook Pro: US$1299. The MacBook's GPU is nice, even if it is intergrated. I checked it out, it's around the same performance as my Mobility x1600. Nice...
- Oh, Hallelujah! Hard Disk Drive Accessibility! Finally, after cracking open my case 2 times with just a size 00 Phillips Screwdriver, I can throw the screw holding case and just open the latch to get to the Hard Drive. That wasn't too difficult, now was it, Steve and Jony?
- Illuminated keyboard! On a MacBook! That's amazing! enuff said!
- Did you see that display? I can't even see the iSight, and it looks so good, just like the iMac!
- Me likes the GPU on the new MacBook lineup. Finally, a useable intergrated GPU, and a nice extra discrete GPU on the Pro line that you can turn on or off. That's really nice.
- UPDATE: DDR3. Higher Memory Bus threshold. Potential to be faster [and more pricey], I guess?
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
- Rice, just enough for one person to consume
- Sesame oil, 2 tablespoons per person's portion
- Sweet Soy Sauce, As much as you want before it caramelizes.
- Egg, 2 per person, or one if you are stingy. if 2: Beat one egg completely [break the yolk too], but don't break the yolk of the second egg, just stir gently, taking care of the yolk]
- Salt, 1 dash
- Chicken Seasoning, use sparingly
- Sunflower oil, 1 tablespoon
- Cheese, 1 slice.
- Add the sesame oil to the frying pan.
- Start the flame, add the rice, stir the rice until it evens out as much as possible on the pan.
- Add soy sauce onto the rice [as much as you want, I recommend 1.5 tablespoons or so.], stir as much as possible until the colour is even.
- Turn off the flame. Remove the rice from the frying pan, place on the plate, make sure it is shaped like an upside-down bowl.
- Add 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil to the frying pan.
- Start the flame, add the egg, be careful of the yolk.
- Fold the egg into a square of some sort, covering the yolk [make sure it's still liquid]. try to make a hole in the egg so as to make the yolk visible.
- flip the folded egg! [careful]
- Remove the egg and place over the fried rice.
- Cover the egg with a piece of cheese, while the egg is still hot, so that the cheese can melt over.
Monday, 13 October 2008
"When The Stars Go Blue" (The Corrs)
2) Will you get far in life?
"Soldier's Poem" (Muse)
How far is a soldier's poem? I guess 'very poetic' and 'emotional'? Nice...
3) What’s your best friend’s theme song?
"Cerf-Volant" (Les Choristes En Concert)
Who? Whoever it is, must be some guy from choir... Raymond? Ernest?
4) What is the story of your life?
"Everytime [Hi-Bias Radio Remix]" (Britney Spears)
Sh*t. This is true, and I must confess, I loved this remix. I hate to confess this. And yes, I can relate to the song... somehow...
5) What was high school like?
6) How can you get ahead with life?
"Rush" (Aly & A.J.)
so true. I love to live life filled with exhilaration and lots of rushing...
"To Be With You" (Mr. Big)
8) Describe your grandparents.
"While We Wait" (Jack Johnson)
Well, actually, they moved on to a different place, but I guess they've been waiting on each other for nearly 24 years. My grandma passed away 5 years ago, while my grandfather wasn't around when I was born. So, yeah.
9) How’s your life going?
"Baby Girl" (Nelly Furtado)
wtf? No, my life's not going 'Baby Girl'...
10) What will be played at my funeral?
"Spanish Lesson" (Madonna)
Erm, maybe because one of my relatives' picking up Spanish, and is listening to Spanish mixtapes, or maybe I'll die in Spain! Nice! The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly in the Plain! Éspanol!
11) Will you have a happy life?
"The Show" (Lenka)
12) What do your friends really think of you?
Erm.... This is vague. I'm changing.
13) Do people secretly lust after you?
"Love In A New Wave" (Electrico)
As Ryan commented in his own version: i'll leave this one to your imagination.
14) How can you make yourself happy?
"Shine Like Stars" (True Worshippers)
Quote Lyrics: "We will shine, shine like stars above, shining in YOUR life, guided by YOUR love, let YOUR fire burn in us, burning like the sun, as we glorify, show YOUR kingdom come, in all the earth!". Amen.
15) What should you do with your life?
"Addicted" (Kelly Clarkson)
Getting addicted... to blogging? or songs? or what? who knows? maybe everything good!
16) Will you ever have children?
"The Visitors [Crackin' Up]" (ABBA)
I don't want alien kids! You gotta be joking...
17) What song would you strip to?
18) What does your mom think of you?
"The Little Things Give You Away" (Linkin Park)
Personally, I know she knows both of us are materialistic. But no, we were not affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami or Katrina.)
19) What is your deep, dark secret?
"Melancholy Interlude" (Hayley Westenra)
iTunes refuses to let you know, so it's giving you an interlude. I'm not even kidding.
20) What is your enemy’s theme song?
Wow, my enemy must be my friend. I love this ABBA song! So melodic and saddening, just the way I like my music.
21) Whats your personality like?
22) What will be played at your wedding?
"Angel" (Jack Johnson)
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
- SS: Not Finished with any, but... Studying All except Venice.
- Hist: Finishing 2.1, Focusing on Germany, Russia, and Cold War
Sunday, 5 October 2008
The stars are indeed aligned...
1. My MacBook Pro is dying. The fan is screwed, the hard drive is packed, the DVD slot is no longer functional because the aluminium bit has overexpanded, and the case is in terrible condition.
And yet, God has answered my prayers with a solution to all the problems above...
2. According to 9to5mac.com, Apple has switched their manufacturing process for the aluminium case . It's now made using lasers cut from one whole block of aluminium, rather than carving out the way they are now with Foxconn.
3. They're getting some funny Nvidia GPU and MoBo for the new model. Hopefully, this will cause the case to be thinner, the laptop to support Blu-Ray [without draining the battery], and some people claimed better power management with this MoBo.
4. I'm still hoping the HDD is replaceable, like in the MacBooks.
5. I'm still on an Intel Core Duo, for goodness sake, with an underclocked ATi Mobility Radeon X1600. The Apple Stats have shown: The current model's GPU is 220% as fast as my current laptop, and the CPU, around 160%. And best of all, these models don't burn your skin. [or man-parts.]
Thursday, 2 October 2008
went to crack open my Mac today to clean up the bloody fan. Ok, it didn't have much blood. None, in fact. But I did find a couple dust-balls in there. Pretty disgusting, but glad that I removed them, and made my Mac cleaner on the inside.
Couple of problem popped up, and that was that
1) the HDD was left shaky and not screwed down from the time I swapped it out the last time. There was 4 screws I had to swap to the new HDD (that I didn't), which helped to dampen the HDD. But since I didn't, well, My HDD is at greater risk of failing. Oh well...
2) The bloody fan made the noise again. Bloody Hurricane...
3) The DVD slot on the front actually caved in, thanks to my right arm's constant leaning on it. Now, I can't use the DVD drive, unless I want the DVD stuck in there permanently, or get it scratched when dissecting the entire Mac out to pull it out. [That's what happened to my Daniel Powter CD, which I just bought today. Luckily, I ripped the songs first.]
4) I lost 4 screws off my Mac. Whoops.
5) I found out the wire over my right fan always overheats, and I saw some sort of melted plastic around the right speaker. Soldered, or melted? You be the judge.
6) My 50mm Canon lens can't shoot in AF and / or RAW.
Oh well, technology. You just can't trust them, can you?
Oh, off topic, since I'm ending this post soon: I got the lower braces off my teeth, retainers to come, and top ones are going soon. w00t!
And one more thing: In case you guys are still asking: my probability of staying in Singapore will be zero, UNLESS I can find an alternative accommodation option in Singapore [e.g.: a room for rent, with clothes washing, dinner, internet access, and a toilet.], and even then, the probability will only increase by 20%. At most.
and NO, i'm not going into Dentistry. Ever. Maybe Accountancy...