Yearly Archives: 2005


What were we doing until 4am on a cold rainy night?

The poker chips just arrived, so what better way to celebrate its arrival than playing poker continuously until 4am? Can’t wait to have another go again.

Nokia N80, the best phone ever?

So, school’s over…

And I have absolutely no idea what to be doing for my life right now. I know I wanna start a company, that’s for sure, but I just don’t know how to work this shit out yet. I know I can moonlight, doing normal government job during the day, and run a web development company at night, but I just don’t know about the rest of my teammates. There’s plenty of upcoming jobs at the moment, and each one needs my attention, but those are like one time, cash on delivery type of jobs. I can’t foresee me living the rest of my life like that. For sure I want to have a stable government job with a retirement fund, but I can’t see myself starting that kinda job at the moment. I just wanna see at this junction of my life if I can start this company and run it on its own.

Ok, I think I’ll start off with the search engine project, and complete the whole thing in time for the BICTA awards, meaning a complete analysis of the system according to a proper methodology, while working out shit like who should own that piece of software (ITB, who could just keep it for themselves or sell it off, or we can keep it and run it and get money off of that), which could take a month or so.

Then, doing the Explomath junt, which I don’t know yet. While that’s on the table, I’ll be doing a couple of websites to expand my portfolio, maybe even talk the Aikido people into making them a website.

During the course of that, we will also be doing a rather large project that could end up establishing the company itself. Then we could branch out to other stuff, like video publishing, advertising, hosting, that sorta stuff.

All in all, we’ll see how everything goes. Now to type up a proper CV, for me to apply for a part time job, replying to this job posting I found on Borneo Bulletin just now. We’ll see how that goes as well.


It was last, last Friday, and was sitting around after Amar’s… uh… “Getting a job” celebrations, when a friend told about the upcoming Aikido demonstration that was going on later that night at the Stadium.

Had to look for the exact place, which, admittedly was pretty hard to describe really, unless I can just stand there and point it out for ya. It was a good thirty minutes of waiting at the Indoor stadium before I got the idea to surf for “Brunei Aikido Demonstration” on my GPRS phone, and had the news story posted on Brudirect appear, along with the committee member’s phone number in it. Called him, and still didn’t get the right place, so by the time I found the place, I was like a good one hour late.

Sat there, along with GodZul, and the friends that made the plans to join up and wanna see the whole thing didn’t even show up. It was cool though, as the Grand Master that flew in from Malaysia was flipping people over and stuff, locking their hands in awkward and painful positions. Thought about signing up then, but had to wait for my allowance to come out, so had to register on Monday, the day practice was supposed to start. Picked up a size 4 martial arts costume, but that was too damned small for practice, so had to exchange it for a size 5 on the day of second practice which was on last Friday.

Had fun at the training though. Tiring, but fun. Interlocking hands. Getting hands interlocked. Tossing people about and stuff. Getting tossed around. Ya know, that’s the deal at these Aikido trainings. But I just can’t seem to remember the name of the moves that should be said out loud before performing the move though. But I shall study it proper in time… In time…

Such a graceful art, Aikido, and I think I’m gonna put in extra effort to study the art and probably keep a journal to write down the moves. Now… to learn Japanese…

Google Local Mobile

The coolest thing to come out of Google(tm) since Google(tm) Maps/Google(tm) Local. This is pretty much the next evolution in the brand, it’s almost a no brainer.

Try and see if your phone is supported. Thank goodness this 6230 of mine is universally supported. I’m just flying about, checking out places. Quite fun actually.

All hail our Google(tm) overlords.

Google(tm) Local Mobile

So ok we were visiting places for raya right…

Then after we were done, we had a drink at Hua Ho Manggis, to wind down after a long day. My friend got the teh tarik and I went to get some cakois (Cha Kuey? Chakui? Ya know… those things…) when all of a suddent, the owner of Hua Ho barges in and sits… directly next to our table. So I sat down, and ya know act accordingly and like… Then after they finished their stuff (drinking teh tarik and eating cakois as well) he leaned over to me and pulled out something from his jacket.

I swear to god I thought he was giving me a hundred.

Then after I repeatedly saying “Huh?”, I got over my shell shocked state and finally deciphered him saying “Minum! Minum!” telling us to get more drinks if we want to. So I looked down and saw it wasn’t a hundred after all. It was a $10 gift voucher.

I swear to god I thought it was a hundred. It looked like it.

So, giddily enough, I proceeded to take a picture with it.

Nokia 6280 vs Nokia N80

6280 on the left and N80 to the right. Man… I’m liking the N80 more and more…

Selamat Hari Raya!

Although I am a bit peeved that we get to celebrate it a day later than almost everyone on this globe. Man… Why the hell do we have the need for viewing the moon with telescopes man. Get with the times. Computer models. Laser sights. Mathematical equations. The works. It’s the 21st century for cryin’ out loud.

I give up man… Nokia N71, N80 and N92

(Why would they do this to me so?)

Hot on the heels of the last NSeries releases, November 2nd saw the Finnish giant telephone maker continue to release new products touting the multimedia aspects as the main key feature, and bringing convergence into mobile phones in a really big way.

The N71 is a clamshell sporting a 2 megapixel main camera and another for video calls. Music playback for for major popular formats on it’s 10 MB memory expandable via MiniSD (TransFlash) slot. Bluetooth and USB2.0 makes those transfers a breeze. Think, Nokia 6170 NSeries interpretation.

The N80 is a slider with 3 megapixel main camera, all stored on 40MB memory expandable via miniSD (TransFlash). USB2.0, Bluetooth and WiFi. Quadband and 3G, makes the prospect of me swaying away from Nokia 6280 all the more feasible. Best of the bunch IMHO. Might switch from 6280 to this…

The N92 is a double swivel phone. And think of it as N91 + Samsung D307 + a TV, as it supports DVB-h, Digital Video Broadcasting – Handhelds. For your consideration, other phones with the same technology has been thick fat beasts compared to this thing. 2 Megapixel camera (No word on the lens though), 802.11g Wifi, Bluetooth, USB2.0, 90MB + MiniSD slot.

Both the N71 and N92 have external displays, because for the N80 to have one… is just silly. Prices at 400, 500, and 600 Euro for N71, N80 and N92 respectively. Released Q1 2006. Hmm… Looks like I’m getting the N80 for sure.

Engadget Link :
AllAboutSymbian Link : N71, N80 and N92N71N80N92
Nokia Press Release :
Nokia Press Photos :,8764,73819,00.html