Friday, April 30, 2010

Slow Slow SLOW!

Ish, it's been about 2 weeks now that my freakin' so-called broadband connection is playing 'Lag or No Lag' with me. Internet connection performance has been gradually degrading, now to a point that even connecting to MSN is a near impossible. If I were to play WOW, I'd get severe lag spikes, soaring latency and frequent disconnections, almost enough to give me a stress-induced coma. For the past week, I've been de-motivated to even play WOW.

Browsing the net has slowed to a crawl. Waiting for browsers to complete loading is a pain. I've just called Streamyx 2 days ago to report this problem. I thought initially that this was due to some faulty line near the Middle East, according to the announcement before I got connected to their TS. However, after checking my address, the person attending to me said that my area was completely fine. In fact, speed test on the net shows that I'm getting a download speed of 1.5-1.7 Mbps, more than the speed in my package. For some reason, the upload test couldn't commence though -_-".

Anyhow, after a series of checks and changes in my internet settings over instructions on the phone, things haven't improved. The report was filed and yesterday, they called and said the tech has 'fixed' something on their side. When I got home, still the same shit going on.

I've re-started the modem and PC many times and tried reconnecting countless times, to no avail. If nothing was wrong on their end, it would either be a problem with the physical line, modem or the network port on my 8-year-old PC. It might even be my PC's declining performace (she's about to die I think). Yes, she's also joining into the fray of the lagging business lately. It doesn't matter since I'm planning to finally get a new one by next week hopefully.

I'm just gonna keep complaining until they send a tech over to take a look. Crippling the net is like taking air out of my lungs T.T

Seriously, it gets me so frustrated I feel like kicking a puppy.

Kidding XD I?


Friday, April 23, 2010

Life Has Been Tiring

It's been a rough couple of weeks. So many things going on and I'm amassing significant sleep debt. Dad's high blood pressure was acting up. In fact, he was just discharged from the hospital a few weeks ago after staying for a few days. For about 2 weeks now, he's been under some anti-biotics which makes him weak and sllightly dizzy. Hence, he's not encouraged to drive, which is bad news. Sis isn't car-pooling with anyone to college and dad was the only one who drove her to college and mum would bring her back after work. Now, I have to drive her to college near town and turn all the way back and go to work in mainland, which means I'd have to wake up at least an hour earlier on week days. I had to seriously adjust my sleep schedule but I think I need to throw in another hour. Although sis has gotten her driving license, she still has A LOT to work on. I have to coach her every weekend coz she prefers me, instead of dad who constantly scolds her.

I've started a couple more projects this week and lately have more after-work activities until pretty late at nite. A lot of other tasks and errands pop-up at the last minute too, keeping me very busy from the time I wake up until my head hits the pillow. I barely have time for zaizai and when I do, I'm pretty much beat. Zaizai had to put up with my 'mang zhang'-ness when we get to meet up.

Gym performance has suffered, I've even had to skip planned workouts coz I was too tired. FML!

I feel like I'm in a daze every day these couple of weeks, being in blur mode most of the time. I feel as if my thinking capacity and short term memory have reduced, and I've become very absent-minded. Just the other day, I tried wearing my shirt as my pants -_-".

I'm feeling more de-motivated, fatigued, withdrawn and cranky. It feels like all I wanna do is sleep. I barely have time for myself too. And when I do, I don't feel like doing much except park my ass in my room to rest. The slightest task felt like a chore, even blogging ><.

Damn...I hope this blows over soon and normal life resumes. I'm miss my clear head and having energy again. Sorry guys for the slow updates this month.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

So Far, So Good

It's been a busy week, hence the lack of updates.

Times flies. It's already a month and a half since we both got together. Nothing much has changed, we're still all over each other, although we get to meet only 2-3 times a week. I feel very comfortable when I'm around him. There's no need to constantly try to please him or be worried that I might anger him. We can be ourselves all the time. He's usually the childish, adventurous and cheeky one, while I compliment him with a matured, firmer demeanor (orang tua like that one). He can be exceedingly curious and do or say something weird, which would usually warrant a 'look' from me. We can talk about anything and everything, and that's very important to me. Someone that I can't talk to will definitely spell the early end of the relationship. It also really helps that he is pretty good-natured, making him more pleasant to be around.

His manja-ness can make the air molasses-thick with sweetness. His constant cute smiles and perky laughs make each second spent worthwhile. His shyness can be beyond adorable, so much so that I like to purposely make him feel shy in public sometimes. It's endearing when he tries to hide behind me =)

To him, I'm both his love and his mentor, someone who can teach me the ropes in life. To me, he's the chamber in my heart that I retreat to when I need to feel warmth that translates into a silly grin on my face. So far, we're doing pretty well. I don't feel bogged down nor shackled when I'm with him. At the moment, he's like a piece of puzzle that fits perfectly. We compliment each other in more ways than one.

I know that he loves and adores me so much. To the point that I'm afraid that I might hurt him, even accidentally. Our future is incomprehensible, so I don't wanna predict where this will go. I just like where we are right now.

Hehe, I'm going out on a limb here by saying that he CAN be such a little devil (go ask him why). So that leaves me to be the angel to maintain order XD

Love you zaizai =)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Unusual Sights

Today, I saw 2 things that you definitely DON'T see every day.

The first occurred while I was driving to church this morning. We weren't moving as the traffic lights were still red way in front. As we begun to move, a few cars in front of us, I kid you not, suddenly came a small herd of stampeding juvenile COWS (they looked rather young and small) out of nowhere from a junction! The beasts literally stormed across the road. Most of 'em managed very clumsily to avoid the on-coming vehicles left and right. Sadly, one of them slammed forcefully head-on onto the left side of an unlucky Kembara, just a couple of cars ahead of us. The impact shifted it sideways and the front windshield was almost smashed. I could see from behind that it was badly cracked, and the front left side of the car was badly dented. I don't know who were most shocked at the time. The people watching it happen, the mother and daughter inside the Kembara, or the cows that came rushing out suddenly into a very busy road. Oh, and behind the cows was either small horse or pony (are they the same thing?), following suit in the stampede, which was more peculiar. Seriously, this was really dangerous. If a small cow could do that to a car, imagine how gruesome it would be if it was someone on a motorcycle. Mum was both shocked and in awe by what we saw, but she didn't notice the cow slamming into the car, coz she was busy counting the number of cows...WTH -_-"

After church, we head for lunch at some kopitiam in Island Glades. Before we left, I had to pee and I think the uncle that went in to the male toilet needed to take a crap. Took damn long leh. So, I had to go into the ladies, which was right beside it. It could only occupy one anyways, so I wasn't risking any sudden screams from the opposite sex. When I stood over the squatting toilet, I was met with a strong gush of wind from above. I looked up and LO AND BEHOLD, there was a mounted electric fan, strongly blowing directly at anyone wanting to use the toilet. And this was in a single person toilet! This is just as peculiar as the air-cond in the gents @ Coffee Island in Penang, which blew cold air to the patrons in the face while they relieved themselves at the urinals. Peeing and pooping very hot hor?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Having a damn blogger's block again. It's been a few days and I have no idea what to post. So, lemme continue with my Korean song phase, which WO would be very happy with.

I ALWAYS love a well choreographed, synchronized dance show/video. So, which one didja like? XD