Archive for January, 2007

One Piece 293 – back to main plot

It was fustrating and weird that after all the build up to the fight, that we have 2 episodes of fillers. (Episode 291-292)

Fortunately, they are back to the main plot again! I’m wondering if I should still stick to ADC-Elite… recently there are a few other fansubs which has released 293 and 294 already. hmm…

January 29, 2007 at 1:05 pm 4 comments

Death Note Ep14

I wonder what happen to the Fan-subbers Live-evil and Toriyama World. They have not made any released since ep 12. Many other fansubs has taken over. Ep 13 by  Animenoobs has a visual and audio synchronization issue. The images hang now and then and the voice does not match the images. Luckily episode 14 is not too bad. Their translation is accurate but I dislike the font they used. I thought it is a bit too thick. Also, the resolution is not good enough.

Anyway, the plot is fantastic!

L has regarded Light as his first close friend, though there is still a small possibility that Light is Kira.

It has caught Light by surpise and it seems that he was feeling a bit uncertain about killing L now. I wonder how Kira will make plans for Remu(Misa’s shinigami) to kill L. It’s different from the movie. Lots of suspense for me. I’m glad I didn’t read the manga. hehe.

January 20, 2007 at 11:31 am 5 comments


After having breakfast at a nearby coffee shop, Dad suddenly remembered he need to buy something. So he passed the car keys to me and ask me to drive my Mum back first. Since I didn’t bring my driving license, I asked my Mum if she wants to drive instead. So she took the driver’s seat.

She was quite nervous. We spent about 5 mins in the carpark before we set off. Our house is less than 1km away. But just before we reached… Bang!

It was a misjudge of the turing angle. Our car tried to turn into the carpark while another car turned out. We got down and inspected each other’s car. Our car has a serious dent on the front, seems like the bumper has to be changed. We took pictures and recorded the car number.

The strange thing is, Dad was not surprised when he saw the car. On his way walking back, he has a bad feeling about giving me the car keys. After knowing that it was my mum who drove, he said I’m “useless”. Yeah, I felt quite guilty. I could have driven the car since I knew my Mum was really nervous, though no guarantee I can avoid this accident. Both of us have not driven for some time and it’s not like riding a bicycle. (Even riding a bicycle requires some time to warm up for me.)

January 20, 2007 at 9:56 am 4 comments

Feelings stirred

A colleague of mine tendered today. It is a rare opportunity for him, a career change. From engineering to finance! Not sure about the exact pay rise, but definitely more than $800, so much that he doesn’t mind giving all of us a treat. (16 of us) Woh woh woh. As a result, he has stirred lots of anxiety and negative feelings among all of us.

Everyone must be asking themselves, “What am I doing here. Why am I still here, getting this peanuts pay.” My boss was busy suppressing down those feelings.

Ha, early in the morning he came to my cube and had a little chat with me. He said he has plans to put me in other projects and asked for my interest. I must say, he’s a really good boss. He could see that I was bored with my current job scope! He started drafting me some plans for the next few months and I am glad I can learn new things again. Finally, he ended the conversation with “I really want to keep you busy.” Shit… how did he know that I’m not busy! I am rather free this week as I’m waiting for my colleague to complete her testing before I integrate my code into hers. I even bought the Straits Times last saturday (for the recruit section) and felt like looking for a job once again.  But, there are many factors holding me back. One is my Master course, another is my overseas attachment. I thought it will be irresponsible of me to leave after he made the attachment arrangement. However, a friend once advised me that “No one is indispensible to the company” and that the company can easily find someone to replace me.

January 18, 2007 at 1:06 pm 4 comments

It’s an endless loop

I solve problem A, I got problem B.

I solve problem B, I got problem C.

I solve problem C, I got problem A.

I solve problem A, I got problem B.

I solve problem B, I got problem C.

I solve problem C, I got problem A.

AHHHH… When can I ever get it done???!!!!!

January 17, 2007 at 4:33 pm 8 comments

Out of good will? @#%!&^~

I feel cheated!

I got my first mobile bill today and the total cost is over 100 dollars. After staring at the bill, trying very hard to figure out how they arrived at this enormous figure, I realised that they did not waive off the $30 sim card charge and $10 subscription charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just in case you are wondering how many hours I must have been talking on my mobile to accumulate >$60 of charges, let me do a simple break down.

1. I’ve got 2 lines registered under my name. One is for my Dad.

2. They billed 2 months of subscription charges on the first bill.

3. My dad made some overseas calls and unknowingly surf the net using his 3G phone.

Anyway, back to the $40 surcharge which the customer support promised to waive it off for me during his free time, out of good will. I was still very grateful to him and going around praising him and saying the world is not that bad after all… ~@#$~!@##$%~@$%^$%^@##

January 16, 2007 at 10:34 pm 6 comments

1 Litre of Tears – Very meaningful drama

1 Litre of Tears 

Based on a true story. This story is about a girl named Aya who suffered from an incurable disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration, but lived life to the fullest until her death at 25. The original story is based on the diary Aya kept writing until she could no longer hold a pen. The book that later followed entitled “One Liter of Tears” has sold over 1.1 million copies. Aya’s only wish was “to live.” By carefully depicting Aya’s earnest desire to live, and the love of her family, friends, and lover, the drama, “One Liter of Tears” wishes to deliver her simple but strong message: “Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing.”

[Synosis taken from official website]

I’ve watched 6 episodes over the weekend with my mum. And I think we have already produced 2 litres of tears…  My mum felt a bit depressed after watching the show, she felt life is full of suffering. But I disagreed. I thought what we should get from the show is how to face illness and death, be it on ourselves or on our love ones. The theme of this drama is very much similar to the book I read “Tuesday with Morrie”. It is very realistic, motivational or depressing depending on how you look at it.

You can actually watched all the episodes at their official website or YouTube.  (He he, I’m lucky to have the VCDs)

January 15, 2007 at 10:33 am 1 comment

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