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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sarikei

The journey to Sarikei took 1.5 hours one way. The road condition was better compared to Kota Belud, Sabah. However, the road was being widened and the drive was slower at certain stretches.

Sarikei is famous for Sarawak’s pineapples. Apparently, Sarawak’s sweet pineapples are sourced from Sarikei. Sarikei is definitely smaller than Sibu. I didn’t get to see much of Sarikei since my flight from Sibu to Kuching was scheduled at 4.20pm.

I have noticed one thing about my trip here to Sibu. During my flight from KL to Sibu, the passengers got up from their seats even before the plane was docked at the airport. Usually, there is some slight movement during docking. Either Sibu people don’t care about their safety or they have strong and stable feet.

During my flight from Sibu to Kuching, all the passengers were waiting right outside the boarding gate. Now the incoming flight has just touched down and I believed the ground crew was cleaning the aircraft. Once again, everyone was very excited and stood outside the boarding gate even though it was not ready. The TV monitor didn’t help the cause as it was already flashing last call even though it was only 4.00pm. One poor lady thought she was late and quickly rushed to the aircraft. The immigration staff had to call her back since the boarding gate was still closed.

This is the first time I have noticed such observations in my entire travel life. So are Foochow people kiasu?

By the way, I saw the new Kuching airport was designed like KLIA during my transit. Are they going to copy KLIA airport design for the rest of the airports in the country as well?

Monday, December 18, 2006

Own Domain

I have been wanting to get my own domain for quite some time now. However, I can't afford it since I need to channel all additional fund to buy infant formula for my children. Yes, getting my own domain has become a luxury to me. As such, I am planning to generate some side income via my blog to save enough money for my own domain. Well I also know I won't be generating tonnes of money since I only get one hit per day but it is a start. On the other hand, I feel like I am selling my soul to the devil. After all, it is supposed to be a personal blog. Yes, I am a complicated person. I like to analyze things until death. Hence, I have this dilemma hanging over my head now.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Pictures from Sibu

sibu
View of Sibu from Hotel Room
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TanahMas Hotel
sibu airport
Sibu Airport Check In Counters

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sibu

I am blogging from an Internet cafe in Sibu now. I had to wake up early to catch my flight at 8.30am today. It is not easier on me even though this is my second outstation trip. I left with a heavy heart while watching my children sleeping. My taxi driver couldn't wake up. Hence he has asked another driver to send me to the airport instead. The flight was slightly delayed due to the jam caused during boarding. KLIA was also packed with holiday makers. since it is the holiday season.

I went straight to work upon touchdown at Sibu airport. I have managed to finish my work earlier. Hence I am surfing the Internet now. Dinner is arranged at 7.00pm later. I will continue my work in Sarikei tomorrow before flying back to KL in the evening. Got to go. My time is up.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Windows XP

As much as people hates Bill Gates and Microsoft, I for one is thankful for Windows XP. I have managed to revive my old computer. Windows XP has recognized the monitor and network card unlike Windows ME. I can surf at home now. My Internet life is restored.

I still need to get a monitor and mouse. Dan has dunked the old track ball mouse into water. Nowadays, the new mouse is so small. Are they designed for children use? My hand was aching after using the small mouse yesterday.

I am also trying out Atti2de's old monitor. I am so used to 1024 resolution. This monitor flickers when I switched to 1024 resolution. Not too sure if I need to update the display driver or monitor driver.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Happy Feet

happy feet

One Happy Feet to rule them all. This time, Frodo Mumble has to save the penguin world from starvation. Like Lord of the Rings, Mumble has to travel afar to convince humans to stop eating fish. Mumble had to swim across one or perhaps two oceans before he was "abducted" by the aliens. Once Mumble was captured in an aquarium, the rest of the plot was plain easy as the humans figured there is a link between Mumble's tap dancing and the reduction of food in the sea. Once again, Mumble saves the day and the old world order is restored.

Elijah Wood is the voice for Mumble. Robin Williams is the other interesting voice-over in this animation. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman were under-utilized as Mumble's parents. I didn't know Brittany Murphy could sing. Overall, Happy Feet is a nice movie to watch with your family.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Reviving an old computer

Ever since I have started work in my new company, I am unable to surf the Internet at home. My company notebook is totally locked down. Hence I am unable to install any software at all.

Out of desperation, I am trying to revive my sister's old computer. I have managed to install Windows ME after a couple of hiccups. I am not sure if there is something wrong with the hard disk or motherboard. Anyway, the computer seems to be stable after a few bootups.

I am trying to install the network card now but Windows ME does not recognize it. I do not know what is wrong now. Argh!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Makro & Tesco

My guess was correct. As mentioned in my earlier "Makro on sale" posting, Tesco is the successful bidder for Makro outlets. You can read the announcement in the Business Times today. So another retailer is going to leave Malaysia's retail environment. Tesco is going to grow, not tremendously since there are duplication of outlets.