>> Monday, July 27, 2009

REMEMBER me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

by Christina Rossetti


Yasmin laid to rest

Yasmin laid to rest

Shared via AddThis

Words cannot describe the extent of our loss at her passing. Al-Fatihah.


Director Yasmin suffers a stroke, stable after brain surgery

>> Friday, July 24, 2009

Director Yasmin suffers a stroke, stable after brain surgery

Shared via AddThis

I managed to catch the news last night and heard about this. I was stunned and instantly felt really sad to hear that such a tragic thing could happen to such a good person.

I have always admired her work. I think I first noticed her after I watched the Petronas Hari Raya commercial, Forgiving, in which she won Malaysia Video Awards for Best Director (1999). I burst into tears the first time I saw it on TV. Even watching it now, I get teary-eyed and all choked up.

Yasmin Ahmad has a way of looking into the essence of the human spirit and making us see it through her eyes. In the harshness that is the world today, it is her vision of how the world could be that reminds us that there is still beauty left, lurking in the most uncommon of places, a person's heart.

It is a sad day and all my prayers and good thoughts go out to Yasmin and her family.


I have upgraded to Adobe Photoshop CS3... finally! LOL

>> Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yeah, I know I'm a couple of years too late. People are all raving about the new Photoshop CS4, but being the traditionalist (translation: too set in my ways to learn the new tips and tricks) that I am, I'm only starting to use CS3 now. Even that is out of desperation due to erm, certain restrictions in the work environment. Not that the management will be too understanding if I open PS at full screen while making Supernatural icons, but hey! I have to find something to do so I don't go insane after 12 hours of FB-ing.

Apparently there are 2 versions of Adobe PS, Standard and Extended. Which one was the one I downloa... *cough*cough* I mean, purchased again? Yeah, probably just the standard. I might upgrade later, if I feel that the features here aren't enough.

I'll be exploring the features within the next available free time that I have. In the mean time, here are the not so new features in Adobe Photoshop CS3...

Source here.

I see a few of my favourite tools are getting updates.. cloning, curves... Well, I'm off to explore and experiment folks!


Speed test for my office s-looooow internet connection

>> Monday, July 20, 2009

Bandwidth Test by TraceRT.ORG:

Your current bandwidth reading is:

28.8 kbps dial-up
33.6 kbps dial-up
47.3 kbps YOU
53.3 kbps dial-up
56 kbps ISDN
128 kbps ISDN
384 kbps DSL
768 kbps DSL
1000 kbps DSL
1500 kbps DSL/T1/Cable Modem

Cheap ass company. No streaming. No Rapidshare/Torrent. No Java. 47.3 kbps??!! What are they trying to do? Kill us slowly with boredom? I am soooo gonna bring Adobe Photoshop portable to work... as soon as I download it at home, I mean. Bring on the graphics, baby! Wooo-hoooo!!!


2 New Moon movie stills!!

>> Friday, July 17, 2009

Oh my... I'm sorry. Edward who?

Pfffft! All male characters in this fandom will eventually fall for Bella just because she is such a Mary Sue..


The bad, the good and the painful...

>> Thursday, July 16, 2009

I fell down on Monday. I don't know how it happened. Don't ask. One minute I was sitting down on the floor and trying to stand up, the next minute I was on my ass again... in pain. For those who have undergone a D&C before (dilation and curettage, is a surgical operation in which a doctor dilates your cervix and empties your uterus by gently scraping the uterine lining), yeah, it feels like that after the anaesthetics wears off.

The baby is fine. We went for a scan and everything is OK. I'm still in pain occasionally however, especially after lifting slightly heavy objects, moving too much, sitting too long, sneezing/coughing too hard, heck, whenever my body feels like it, it seems.

I'm a litle bit traumatized since this reminds me too much of my first miscarriage a long time ago. But I was only 7 1/2 weeks preggers then. I'm well over 4 months now, but that still doesn't mean that I'm out in the clear just yet.

Ouwwww!!! I'm in pain right now. I really want a heatpack and my hubby to rub my back for me. I think I might burst into tears x_______x

P/S: Does anybody know what the word "ngilu" means in English 'cause I just gave up on finding the correct word for it...


CA Anti Virus needs a-spankin'

>> Friday, July 10, 2009

It seems that a recent update from CA has caused the program to mistakenly identify valid Windows system files as being infected. Removing the said files to quarantine will give you prompts that system files have been changed and that it may make the system unstable. No official word from CA but if you accidentally deleted the quarantined files, go HERE to retrieve them back.

Common prompts users are getting:

7/8/2009 16:58:31 PM File infection: C:\WINDOWS\system32\net.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZNPB infection. Quarantined
7/8/2009 16:58:32 PM File infection: C:\WINDOWS\system32\netsh.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZOKH infection. Quarantined
7/8/2009 16:58:38 PM File infection: C:\windows\SERVIC~1\i386\net.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZNPB infection. Quarantined
7/8/2009 16:58:38 PM File infection: C:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\net.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZNPB infection.
7/8/2009 16:58:38 PM File infection: C:\windows\SERVIC~1\i386\netsh.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZOKH infection. Quarantined
7/8/2009 16:58:39 PM File infection: C:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\netsh.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZOKH infection.
7/8/2009 16:58:42 PM File infection: C:\WINDOWS\system32\reg.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZOAF infection. Quarantined
7/8/2009 16:58:47 PM File infection: C:\windows\SERVIC~1\i386\reg.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZOAF infection. Quarantined
7/8/2009 16:58:47 PM File infection: C:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\reg.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZOAF infection.
7/8/2009 16:58:49 PM File infection: C:\WINDOWS\system32\verclsid.exe is Win32/AMalum.ZZNRA infection. Quarantined

It's so nice to hear that it's not just AVG that messes up, isn't it? *evil laughter*


EW.COM Sci-Fi Hotties: Jensen Ackles is nominated!

Yeah, since this already all over LJ, I figured I'd post it here to get more support for the sinfully delicious Mr Ackles.

Jensen is nominated in the male category for Sc-Fi Hotties. This is what was written about him on the site:

Sci-fi hotties of '09: The men | Jensen-Ackles_l

Dean Winchester on Supernatural

After four seasons of The CW's Supernatural, we've come to love Ackles' chiseled jaw and his sense of humor. Cue ''Eye of the Tiger'' and read his occasional Twitter fan Q&As: ''fav T.V show (ok dont laugh) but i do like watching Dr Phil.''

Vote for him here!!!


My new Gaming PC Wishlist... so far...

  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Quad Core Processor HDZ940XCGIBOX - 3.00GHz (RM665)
  • ASUS M4A79 Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard (RM929)
  • PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 (RM680.00)
  • ATI Radeon HD 4770 512MB (RM409)
Others are pretty much negotiable at the moment. One thing I can count on is that I will always get tonnes of advice (some pretty good ones) from the folks at my office. Ahh, the perks of being an IT geek working among IT geeks LOL. All this just to play Sims3? The game specs are pretty steep just to play simulated people you can control and kill at whim.

The Sims™ 3 Minimum Hardware Requirements


* 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
* The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
* Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games


* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1.5 GB RAM
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
* Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:

* Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3-Series or above
* 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
* 0.5 GB additional RAM

I want to buy and play Sims3 during maternity leave so I have still about 5 months left to get it. Baaaayyyyyybeeeeee.... Let's buy a new PC!!!! ^_____^

Header image credit: adapted from by Celefinwe © Celefinwe 2009

  © Blogger templates Romantico by 2008

Back to TOP