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More of my daily life and things i do....ya ya....メルヴィンリ- です

金曜日, 9月 30, 0017

Bloated Capacitors.. in PC parts

Well if you guys / gals play with pc items long enough..there was a period when electronic components suppliers were supplying low / cheap version of Capacitors to motherboard manufacturers etc...and that has resulted in a Class action suit against certain brands of ABIT and searching on google for bloated capacitors will turn up
well sad to say..i encountered two of these bloated capacitors does it look ....??.. a bloated capacitor...well see pic below its a A180 AGP from Leadtek

looks like i have to pester BanLeong Technologies for a rma on this card or what...but have to wait 2 months...not worth the effort..and still have to pay somemore....

Bloated Capacitors in a PC system will give you a lot of problems in running a stable if out of the blue your pc rebooted or shut down for no reason...keep a watchout for bloated capacitors..

some info on bloated capacitors lol hard to believe

木曜日, 9月 29, 0017

Marcus seems better...

at least this round he is not as sick as last least he still can "tok" a he gets well soon...

just now practise nose-in hovering on my least now can hover nose about real heli??...

yesterday when i was flying my heli at 5 a small mishap...nearly trash the happen..just some scratches on carbon fiber blades.....


Wife just called me ...think Marcus is sick...morning woke up crying...suspect got bad throat and slight tonight cannot go to my brother's wedding food tasting. I already suspect he not so good from his breath.. last few days Marcus's breath has a slight smell... told my wife..better watch out..his breath not very good..true enough today sick liao... :(

水曜日, 9月 28, 0017


these photos my mom passed to me a while back..did not have time till today..fixed and cleaned up my scanner ..and scanned it in

i look cute wor....

4months old..

11months old

me and grandma

me and grandma again

me and auntie..which one??

me and mom

火曜日, 9月 27, 0017

BenQ Special movie

Benq Singapore Asia organise a special screening for its customer and staff.. the Product Manager asked me want to see or not..i say why not....since i also on leave...and nothing to brought wife and Marcus for show..

Ticket stub nice hor...

Went to get from EastGear a travel charger

for my Ixus camera...problem is last yr bought 2 batts from EastGear for my Canon IXUS S330 and the batteries were rated 1200mAh. Out of the 2 batts i used one...i have a habit of labelling when i bought my batts.So on Batt1 the label reads "17 Dec 2004"...and i have used this batt less than 20 times..and just last weekend, tried using my IXUS S330 with Batt1 , the most pic i could take was 2 pics and the cam will shut down and indicate that a fresh battery pack is needed.

I was like..hur...batt used less than 20 times leh..and now even i charge also cannot even take 10 pics...i am suspecting the Canon supplied charger is not rated for the 1200mAh 3rd party battery and more for its original 700mAh batt.

Therefore just now went to EastGear shop at Pennisular and got a $19 travel charger. Specs as below :
Almost the same size as the battery itself, this ultra compact wall socket charger features a foldaway AC pin. forget the messy cables and adaptors. Carry this charger where ever you go. Available for all popular battery models.

Key Features
Universal worldwide input voltage, AC 90V - 250V
Safe and reliable
Intelligent quick charger with power maintain (trickle charge) mode
Compatible with video and digital camera batteries
Slide battery pack into charger
Flip out pins and plug charger into 110/220V wall outlet
LED status indicator flashes RED when battery is charging
When battery is fully charged LED status indicator will show a steady GREEN
After battery pack is fully charged remove charger from wall outlet and remove battery

Input: AC 100V-242V, 50Hz/60Hz
Output: DC 4.2V, 4.5V, 8.4V (Depending on battery model)
Power: ‹ 10W
Charging current: DC 750mA +/- 50mA

How it looks :

at least the charger is rated at 0.75A .. the Canon is rated at 0.5A only. Lets hope my batt can be charged back.Else the batch of batt i bought must have been a bad batch!!


last night collected my simulator for heli training....$150 wor....but worth it.....those who frequent china...can help me find out how much in china...its called FeiYing Simulator... a clone of the reflex xtr

月曜日, 9月 26, 0017

Discovery channel web

came across this Discovery Channel web link..good info....luv the videos..

tonight or tomorrow might be collecting the simulator...then i can "fly" liao...on my PC....hehehe.....


boliao.........your guys come and read then read..hor...dun tell me what to post...and what not to post.....i post what i want..and blog what i want....of course i will not cross any line..

How Boyish or Girlish are you????..

funny quiz...

heres mine

You Are 40% Boyish and 60% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

and if i were to choose the other i get this lol.....lucky i still have "little brother"

You Are 10% Boyish and 90% Girlish

Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.

日曜日, 9月 25, 0017

weekends happenings

went down to Ikea to buy some blinds to put in Marcus's that he can sleep longer in the day..and room is not too warm in the night...cause his room facing evening sun...the blinds from Ikea cost me $35 each...

and one more advice...never go to Ikea on a weekend...machiam everyone no place to go like that...all go park queue long...cashier area machiam war zone..ppl everywhere...!!

also last night went to a colleagues wedding dinner..and met another ex colleague too..

土曜日, 9月 24, 0017

Went down to Orchard

this week decided to go to orchard in the day...else everytime go at many ppl on bus on the way home....

Marcus tried on some winter clothing....we deciding to go to japan next year...during winter...

went flying in the morning

Andrew called me ..ask me want to fly or not...i was went....9 am....sun not too ok...ask him snapped a pic of me hovering the heli...with lots of help fight dengue the place...

took this view of my heli...nice wor...

andrew had a very lucky crash....boom strike....just need to replace his tail boom..

Some pics taken last week..

took some pics last week during the Latern Festival with Marcus and then i have time to post them...

金曜日, 9月 23, 0017

Thank you Shuumi

it was a got me something from Osaka...thanks!! son also likes it....

i think you are was from the bolster and all ok liao....

last night worked till 930 pm...hew...lastest i worked since the past yr... :D but at least the report is correct now...

木曜日, 9月 22, 0017

Marcus video...

i decided to compile a video slide show of Marcus from birth till now. I have finished doing his 2nd birthday pictures and now halfway into his first birthday...
than after that his one month celebration... far marcus has about 5000 digital pics taken by am i going to finish putting all into a slide show??..

水曜日, 9月 21, 0017


today had some time in updated my DVD collection online. Using a software call DVD Profiler. Most of the DVDs i collected , have not even watched it. Just finished watching National Treasure last night. and its was good.

I also do collect those Laser Disc with AC3 sound decoding. So far LDs i have about 50 pcs. and some of it are collectors item wor...

火曜日, 9月 20, 0017


today met a ex colleague from my current company...he is doing very well...i still remember when he left he was just a Snr Eng like me...and now ..he Marketing Manager wor....but like the saying goes...nothing comes free on earth attain that level , something has to be given up....i am fortunate i still have a family and son to come home to ...yes..everyone wants to be promoted...but promotion and commitment comes with a cant have the best of both world..

So i am still happy with what i have achieve i also hope i get promotion wor...

9 more years for human to live

came across this post...and i was shocked.....we humans have only till 9:15 a.m. EDT on June 1, 2014!!! then the whole planet earth will be gone!!! how true is it??...some thinks is true ..some think is a hoax....

Link here

Monday September 12, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Scared-stiff astronomers have detected a mysterious mass they've dubbed a "chaos cloud" that dissolves everything in its path, including comets, asteroids, planets and entire stars -- and it's headed directly toward Earth!

Discovered April 6 by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the swirling, 10 million-mile- wide cosmic dust cloud has been likened to an "acid nebula" and is hurtling toward us at close to the speed of light -- making its estimated time of arrival 9:15 a.m. EDT on June 1, 2014.

"The good news is that this finding confirms several cutting- edge ideas in theoretical physics," announced Dr. Albert Sherwinski, a Cambridge based astrophysicist with close ties to NASA.

"The bad news is that the total annihilation of our solar system is imminent."

Experts believe the chaos cloud is composed of particles spawned near the event horizon of a black hole (a form of what's called Hawking Radiation) that have been distorted by mangled information spewed from the hole.

"A super-massive black hole lies about 28,000 light-years from Earth at the center of our galaxy," explained Dr. Sherwinski.

"Last year the eminent physicist Stephen Hawking revised his theory of black holes -- which previously held that nothing could escape the hole's powerful gravitational field. He demonstrated that information about objects that have been sucked in can be emitted in mangled form.

"It now appears that mangled information can distort matter.

"Just imagine our galaxy the Milky Way as a beautiful, handwritten letter.

"Now imagine pouring a glass of water on the paper and watching the words dissolve as the stain spreads. That's what the chaos cloud does to every star or planet it encounters."

To avoid widespread panic, NASA has declined to make the alarming discovery public. But Dr. Sherwinski's contacts at the agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory leaked to him striking images of the newly discovered chaos cloud obliterating a large asteroid.

"It's like watching a helpless hog being dissolved in a vat of acid," one NASA scientist told Dr. Sherwinski.

Ordinarily, Hawkings Radiation is harmless.

"It's produced when an electron- positron pair are at the event horizon of a black hole," Dr. Sherwinski explained. "The intense curvature of space-time of the hole can cause the positron to fall in, while the electron escapes."

But when "infected" by mangled information from the black hole, the particles become a chaos cloud, which in turn mangles everything it touches.

"If it continues unchecked, the chaos cloud will eventually reduce our galaxy to the state of absolute chaos that existed before the birth of the universe," the astrophysicist warned.

Some scientists say mankind's best hope would be to build a "space ark" and hightail it to the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.1 million light-years away.

"We wouldn't be able to save the entire human population, but perhaps the best and the brightest," observed British rocket scientist Dr. David Hall, when asked about the feasibility of such a project.

But even if such a craft could be built in time, evacuating Earth might prove fruitless if theories about the origin of the chaos cloud are correct.

"A black hole at the center of Andromeda is about 15 times the size of the one in our own galaxy," Dr. Sherwinski noted. "It might be like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire."

Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a senior White House official said the president's top science advisors are taking the findings in stride.

"This is a lot like global warming, where the jury is still out on whether it's real or not," said the official.

"The existence of this so called chaos cloud is only a theory. Americans shouldn't panic until all the facts are in."

月曜日, 9月 19, 0017

Arching body

yesterday evening went for a 3 km whole body arching...normally i jog just 2km...

日曜日, 9月 18, 0017

BenQ DW1620 DVD writer...

hehehe...started burning on this dvd writer again after flashing it to the lastest firmware B7W9...last time i burnt on this was in May....well...i have burnt nearly 150 pcs on the other model the 1640 and nearly 250 pcs on the 1620....

the burn on the benq DW1620 is still super ..see a 12x burn of a Media with Taiyo Yuden dye... its superb.DVD medias with TY dye are the rolls royce of dvd media. 太陽誘

well a lot of consumer and buyers of dvd burners do not know that getting a DVD burner is one thing..getting good quality burn is another. Brands like LG , Sony , not support any kind of quality scan. Meaning how well did my dvd burner burn that disc? How long will the disc last?... Only BenQ DVD writers allows this scanning use CD-DVD Speed.

A typical scan of a burnt disc.

i can say i still love the BenQ DW1640 with its Solid Burn Technology and Qsuite other DVD burner has the commitment of a R&D team...BenQ listens and supports the consumers feedback so no surprise that they are one of the best selling DVD writer currently in singapore's market...

went to courts

7:45am went to Courts@Bukit Timah after doing some marketing....went to queue for the Queen size matteress at $99 and LG vacumm cleaner at $ wor...when i got there there were already like 6-7 ppl in chance....hehehehe...lucky morning rain not many ppl came out to queue...

11 am came and i got my items...also took part in the sure win grab contest...only limited to first 25 ppl who make purchases of $100 and above...i spent total $167...i grabbed $140 of Courts voucher , $30 Polar voucher ..and a electric my trip was not have to think what to buy from courts with the $140 voucher....

also got give free goody bag...inside got a loaf of HiCalcium Bread from Gardenia, a bottle of mineral water ..and a National Treasure DVD staring Nicholas Cage....

now weather is sunny..going for my daily jog....

DVD media durability

how long can a burnt DVD media last??...not very long if you leave it or keep it in our humid singapore environment....thats the reason why i bought electric dry reduce humidity and keeping the disc out of UV harms way

Might be

dropping by courts at bukit timah queue for some of the extreme offers....

土曜日, 9月 17, 0017

Chinese Garden

last night drop by Chinese Garden to see the latern display there....since Marcus came into our lives....visiting the garden has become a yearly event....

Dinner at the foodcourt before going to the gardens...

some candy sweet....$2 wor...these china ppl really can make it...

All photos taken with a Canon IXUS S330 and IXUS I...hehehe...and of course use tripod... ..damm blogger photo site has a hosting pics from