ThE PrAwN KinG......HmmMm yum yum

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

月曜日, 1月 30, 0018

Busy day for taxi drivers

this Chinese New Yr seems a busy day for taxi driver... chances of waiting for cabs by the road side on the first day of Chinese New Yr is nearly 0% ( in my case )... so in the end..i decided to call cabs all the way for the 1st and 2nd day.....even getting thru the call sevices has a problem... busy busy day for them....well in the end I ended up having luck with COMFORT cab services...all calls i made went thru and cab came within 5 mins..

the Call services are cool....they sort of rembered the most frequent place you take the cab...my home address was tied to my mobile number..the automated service sounded like.
" .... if you want a cab to pick up at XXX XXXX road , pls press 1.
BlkXXX XXXX pls press 2.
for Operator assisted call pls press 3...


ha...also so high tech wor.....

let me count total i spent on cab these 2 days.. Cab to inlaws - $11 ..Inlaws place to grandma's place .. $17 .. Grandma's place to home $17..Second day..today ex man..go to Parsi Ris and back..nearly $55 liao....so much so for that...

now photo whore time... :)
At my parents Place




and Marcus was preoccupied playing with his daddy's MatchBox toy cars....waa..when my bro and I were looking at the toy cars some of it were 1975 wor...old antique as the factory in England has closed down and no longer produces these cars liao...you cant even buy them now...but too bad we were rough when we were young..look at the condition of the cars

like this "duck" shaped car...1975 wor..



Photos above are the reunion night pics...hehehe

these's are the Day 1 pics...




new KTV singer???or Singapore Idol?



at my grandma's place



日曜日, 1月 29, 0018

Reunion Dinner

last night went to my parents place for reunion dinner

A reunion dinner is held on New Year's Eve where members of the family, near and far, get together for celebration. The New Year's Eve dinner is very large and traditionally includes chicken. Fish (魚, yú) is included, but not eaten up completely (and the remaining stored overnight), as the Chinese phrase 年年有魚/餘; (nián nián yǒu yú, or "every year there is fish/leftover") is a homophone for phrases which could mean "be blessed every year" or "have something leftover every year", since "yú" is also the pronunciation for "leftover". A type of black hair-like algae, pronounced "fat choy" in Cantonese, is also featured in many dishes since its name sounds similar to "prosperity". Hakka will serve kiu nyuk (扣肉) and ngiong tiu fu. Because the things sound alike, the belief is that having one will lead to the other, like the old child's aphorism "step on a crack, break your mother's back".


Hakka...ha...mrs is Hakka...anyway my parents place had a lot of things to eat...even packed some back for these few days...

now some CNY songs

土曜日, 1月 28, 0018

Busy these few days...

my boss home PC down...sent to me to check after his brother failed to diagnose anything....at my home..we found out his HDD is dead...and he was like " oh oh...wife going to kill him"....all his kids digital photos gone...2000+ pcs....the last backup he did was in Sept last yr....:(

i told him even if backup on CD/DVDs, it is not 100% gauranteed to be retrieveable...try reading some cd you backup a while ago..chances of it not being able to read is 70%........cause of SGP's humidity levels....DVD/CDs have to be kept in environment with a RH of about 35-45%....thats why I have 3 Electric Dry boxes....also ..brnd of media is impt...dun go for cheapo DrCopy or Meoldy CD/DVDs you see at Sim Lim Square..its cheap...but can the data last??

These is what i do for my kids photo
*Monthly Backup of his pic on DVD
*Another copy of backup on a 40GB 2.5" hdd..removable one..
*Another copy on my NAS

I very Kiasu and KiaSi...else photos lost due to hdd corruption..i kena upside down from mrs...hehehe...

anyway...bought 2 x 80GB hdds for him as he wasnt to backup his kids photo on the other second drive too....now he is learning....anyway $ per GB for 80 GB is not worth it..but think about it a 40GB HDD cost $83..a 80GB HDD cost $93
Which will you get??...and a 300GB HDD cost $208...but i doubt he will get such a big sized HDD...

ANyway CNY is here...tonight is the night where families get together for a Reunion Dinner to foster closer family ties..etc....and i have to give out AngPow...:(
At least this yr has bonus....so not so "siong"

金曜日, 1月 27, 0018

I want one of these scale plane...

waa...was surfing web and saw this baby....so huge...fiak..tis a rc model of the F117A Stealth bomber...



月曜日, 1月 23, 0018

Redeem some of my StarHub points

As i did not use any Starhub Points from both my maxonline and mobile account since i was with Starhub since day1...and was surfing vrForums and saw this post.. did not know can use Starhub Points to redeem the JVC DV cam also wor...

So i redeemed the points....for this item below...


Some pics of my new Projector :)




日曜日, 1月 22, 0018

I luv the Hi5 TEAM song

haha..watch with Marcus ..and i like the beat of the song

土曜日, 1月 21, 0018

Sat end liao...

Sat end liao and...less than a week to CNY...yeah... have to distribute AngPow... :(...

anyway..busy weekend for me....clean up place...decorate the house..to be in new yr mood...


and Marcus's hair is long already...wanted to bring him for a hair cut...but there was a fire at the shop houses at BangKit on friday morning...sad...fire broke out and the shop owners lost all the new yr goods they stocked up.....the fire cause electrical supply to be cut off and was only restored today afternoon to those businesses that could still operate..The Hair saloon was one of them not affected by the fire. Heng har.....

Marcus with a big pomelo...lol..pic was taken 2 - 3 weeks back...

taken today


Afternoon also dropped by Sim Lim Square area to check out some items...and the waterloo street area was full of New Yr goodies...yum yum


talking about dog....heres a pic of my previous pet dog..a Pure German Sheperd. She passed away on 15 August 1995...i cried for a week...was so attached to her....10 yrs have passed...


I am hook to the Rojak store at Rochor..nice .... have been eating this foe the pass 3 weekends...lol..


Also upgraded my Projector to a DLP one BenQ PB6100 ...yipee....sharper and crisp images liao....


and also bought a cheap cheap CCD 2.1 MP cam from someguy at VRForum for $30..lol....will be attaching this cam to my heli...btw its also a BenQ DC2300...now must crack my head where to attach it...

Fitted in a Hotswap array ...got this item awhile back..no time to install..since i was fiddling with the new system..install into here lor..


oh no..in the midst of typing..heard Marcus coughing...his throat is abit dry....must make him drink more water....

火曜日, 1月 17, 0018

Heli Cam again

remember the previous time i mounted a cam on my heli ...but the vibration was too much ..and the video too shaky so gave up the idea.

now remounted on a more stable portion of the heli...and using a 7 mm thick acrylic sheet..took me 30 mins to fabricate the piece to hold the digital cam...







Marcus also decided to come out to help



ok will maiden it again this weekend and hope the video turns out fine....

knn...got a MDA letter sent to me...my heart stopped...and i tot to myself...i got download illegal stuff meh??.... so i opened up ..and it was a letter informing of "MDA online" fiak....i threw that letter down into the bin after taking a pic of it..

月曜日, 1月 16, 0018

HDD came

DHL delivered afternoon...and i was right..it was a rebuilt drive from SEAGATE... anyway...its a 250GB drive...



Took some pics of him also..and Marcus look is so naughty...lol...trying to be cheeky.....


Today reader sent in.....

a TODAY reader sent in commenting on the XX post about the Foreign worker....

here

lol...again in limelight

added a baby ticker

lilypie.com has a free item called Lilypie Baby days...good wor....now i can be constanly reminded how old the monster is...yeeks....added this in the footer of blog too...

Lilypie Baby PicLilypie Baby Ticker

yesterday MasterBedroom fan spoilt...went to town to buy a replacement fan and boy was i made to run about...

first stop Tangs...buy fan from CK Tangs...my mom would scream at me..but what to do..got $400 worth of voucher...so dropped by Tangs to see have or not...and as Murphy's Law says " if i want..sure dun have..." KNN true enough..they do not have any Wall fan..they have tons of Standing fan , box fan...anything except a wall fan!!...

Second stop..Plaza Singapura Carrefour...have the fan i was looking for...and guess what..again.." Sorry sir no stock left for this model"...Fiak...i was cursing and swearing...so i ask the salesguy..." Can help me check your Suntec store got stock??"..The Salesguy "Sir can you approach the Information counter to enquire?..." I was LPPL..so decided...arr...upstairs got Best Denki..try luck see have or not...and sure enough they have stock...but the price...Best Price somemore...KNN..Carrefour $59..Best Denki $69...i was like..about to explode...so i took the risk...go down SUNTEC to try...

Finally...arrived suntec at 3:15 PM..spent nearly 1 hour and no fan...Carrefour SUNTEC has stocks..yipeee..and it was $59....so bought it and went home to fit...

Heng...it can fit the current fitting so i do not need to drill the mounting to hold the fan again.... Original Brand Cornell wor....Clone China brand SONA....will post pics of the similarity..even the remote is the same...lol..and also cheaper wor...$59 compared to cornell which i bought for $100 plus 6 yrs back...anyway time to change the fan....
China Product Rules....but i only swear by on certain China Made Products niah.....but also..buy China Product "heng suay one".. so this round..i heng...lol

Pic of SONA and Cornell fan comparing..

even the remote is similar...


CES 2006
waaa...at last this item will be real soon..wireless USB hub...yeah!!...but i wonder how many ports and how much...imagine...now can link up external drives with no limit...and also just need one DVD writer to share among network....good work...Belkin....on searching further...found that a brand Gefen is also releasing a similar product in April....the Belkin esitmated price will be USD$125 thats ex...but price will fall quickly...anyway its just a HUB...

Belkin has just announced its new CableFree USB Hub - the world's first wireless USB hub. This comes as great news to us as most all modern day peripherals are USB devices.



This means that your laptop for example anywhere in your room can maintain wireless connections to other USB devices such as printers, scanners, external hard drivers and even MP3 players.

The CableFree USB hub gets its functionality from Freescale Semiconductors Ultra-Wideband technology and will make its first appearance at CES 2006 this January 5th and again at Macworld next week. It is said to be compatible with more than 700 million USB devices in the market today. Each hub has four available ports and does not require any software to work. Availability and pricing has yet to be announced.


Some Trackbacks
Press Release
Belkin Press Release
C-Net at CES2006
Gefen Wireless USB extender