Monthly Archives: July 2005

Can Chill?

My friend is a racecar driver! Telltale signs are:

1) Red paint job, because red is a racy color
2) Removed rear seats to keep the weight down
3) An affixation for speeding down empty Kepong roads

Yes people, when you do 2) to your Kancil, you can really feel more horsepower. Serious.

Born Under A Call Sign

I stole this from Fazri. The What Your Name Means (Numerology) test.

I agree with those in bold and disagree with those that have been struck out. My own comments are italicized.

There are 15 letters in your name. Those 15 letters total to 75. There are 6 vowels and 9 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 3
The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.

The expression or destiny for #3:
An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. Sell out, maybe. You are imaginative in your presentation, and you may have creative talents in the arts, although these are more likely to be latent. You are an optimistic person that seems ever enthusiastic about life and living. You are friendly, loving and social, and people like you because you are charming and such a good conversationalist. Your ability to communicate may often inspire others. It is your role in life to inspire and motivate; to raise the spirits of those around you.

The negative side of number 3 Expression is superficiality. You may tend to scatter your forces and simply be too easygoing. It is advisable for the negative 3 to avoid dwelling on trivial matters, especially gossip. I don’t like gossiping; it never contributed to the goodness of society.

Your Soul Urge number is: 7
A Soul Urge number of 7 means:
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, (I don’t read books!) and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. It happens not by choice that I’m alone and I usually have something to compose or take a picture of! You like to dream and develop your idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.

You are very timid around people that you don’t know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extent that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don’t easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly. (This totally contradicts my charming and communicating conversationalist bit above! I’m not fussy and like adventure, sometimes.)

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 6
An Inner Dream number of 6 means:
You dream of guiding and fostering the perfect family in the perfect home. You crave the devotion from offspring and a loving spouse. You picture yourself in the center of a successful domestic unit.

And then there’s the Birthday Calculator that says:

You entered: 19 December 1983; you were born on a Monday under the astrological sign Sagittarius. Your Life path number is 7.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2445687.5. The golden number for 1983 is 8. The epact number for 1983 is 16. The year 1983 was not a leap year.

As of 7/7/2005 8:31:40 PM CDT, you are 21 years old; 259 months old; 1

Cube Square Cubed Squared

Madness! I now have 5 sizes. The new one is second from right. It was wonderful once broken in, yielding my regular-sized speeds of 50-70 seconds. It even made me feel that regular-sized ones were a bit too big!

The biggest and smallest take 2 more minutes because of their size, and so I estimate that finishing them all would take 9 minutes.

From left: over 150% of an original-sized cube; 133% sized one; the original size; the new 83% one and a 55% sized one Warmpaw got me.


Look at your computer time. You are getting sleepy. Well I am sleepy but anyway.

Head over to Kamigoroshi‘s site and help him to raise money for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia.

I haven’t done many things in years, including buying books, but I’ll probably go out and get this:
Bunny Suicides (the link will die in a few days due to legal issues.)

I also haven’t done quizzes of these nature:

You scored as Materialist. Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can be understood by its smaller elements.









Cultural Creative








What is Your World View? (updated)
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I also watched War Of The Worlds, a good movie. Nice special effects, very neat lighting (in the beginning, notice how it has High Dynamic Range, something you’d see in Half-Life 2?) I actually watched it out of curiosity to see how much the ending could suck. But hey! It made sense, and I stood up, pointed and laughed at everybody who paid to see that movie. Then I realized I would have to laugh at myself too, it being the second movie I paid for this year. (Initial D being the first.) Why run to Boston? They drink tea unlike those Americans.

Edit: The girl in the movie was annoying. However she was not as annoying as this one guy who was on the phone in the cinema, standing at the back near a door. Just as the movie was getting to a lull, another guy told him off by shouting “OI! STFU!” (and we supported him) and actually walking up to the back of the cinema to ask him to get out of the cinema. That was cool. Cinemas could give free tickets to angry burly men to tell noisy people off. 😀

Face Print

Believe it or not, the newly renovated Xfresh fishtank has biometric technology. You press your face against the glass and it detects oil levels and shape, and lets you in.


We use the Cotag system where you hold your access pass against a tag reader (very much like Touch N Go) and it unlocks the door. For weeks, the door was not set up and could not lock, so anybody could just open the door. They fixed up the security recently so we now have to tag in.

Of course, a certain colleague (who shall not be named) forgot this. (Shows how often he comes in.)

This is the view from outside the office. Notice that below the Xfresh logo in the top-right corner, there is an oily face print!

I saw this colleague smash into the glass with a thud.

I forgot we had to tag in.

Well even in the old days before we had to, we’d use the handle (that shiny metal bar on the left), or if we were lazy we could use our hands to push. But to go headfirst?

For once, we can say, don’t use your head.

No it’s not me (my skin is so dry, the only place you can get oil using those blue oil wipes is by pressing on the blackheads on my nose.) No it’s not Shaz either.