Archive for July, 2009

I am being conned

Posted: 28th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Silly me

Yeap, I am being conned, live, as I am writing this blog. It all happened last week, when I got an unanimous call from a lady with this thick southern China mandarin accent. She claims that she is from a company based in HK named Hong Ji. She gave me this coupon number AG9826 that […]

Crazy drifts!!

Posted: 24th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Cars
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Those not familiar with the word drift might relate this to the act of floating along with the current of water flow. The drift that I claim is crazy is not some nuts who is floating on water, rather it is applicable for a weird lateral movement of a car. Allow me to explain. A […]

How I kept myself updated with my friends

Posted: 14th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Computers, Silly me
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I knew all along that there was a thing called RSS-feed. But little did I know that it would be that useful to keep in touch with my friends. Yup, RSS. Rich Site Summary. Sounds very simple really. A standardized XML format that is exposed to the outside world for all to see, and feed […]

*Sigh* ….. the worst has happened. Against the will of Tun Dr Mahathir, and legions of parents around Malaysia, the stupid Muyiddin has announced that Science and Math be taught back in Malay. This is a 180 degree turn back towards the prehistoric era. The Malaysian education system is going the way of the dodo. […]

English – Malay Translation Horror

Posted: 9th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Current Affairs
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I am sure you have read this already through some forwarded mails before. This is really classic! Just a case in point for how absurd a direct translation from a decent terms in English can go haywire in Malay: Hardware: barang keras Software: barang lembut Joystick: batang ria Plug and Play: cucuk dan main Port: […]

A’Famosa Melaka 2008

Posted: 4th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Silly me
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This was during the school holidays in 2008, specifically Monday 17 November 2008. We went there on Cai Hong’s car, because we had a lot of things to bring along and using the Wira with the huge tank at the back will not do. Cai Hong had a ticket for free stay at their bungalow, […]