Month: November 2004

Kurang Asem

Permen yang paling semu
Pasti nggak ada duanya
Oh jusnya mengejutkan
Permennya… KURANG ASEM
Jusnya mengejutkan

I, Too, Have Tips For Firefox And Gmail Users

Got a wild hair up your butt to try out something on the
bleeding edge in everyone’s flavor of the month web browser and
web mail service?

  • In Mozilla Firefox 1.0,
    type about:config in the URL textbox and set
    browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs to
    True. Now go look in
    Tools -> Options -> Advanced. A new option
    that says “Force links that open new windows…” should appear
    that will enable you to force new windows to open in
    new tabs (duh) instead.
  • You can check for new mails that come into your
    account via Atom feeds. To do that, you’ll need to have a
    newsfeed reader that supports Atom and then add the feed to
    your mailbox using this link:
    http://gmailusername:[email protected]/gmail/feed/atom/.
    Substitute the gmailusername and password
    accordingly (duh).

Remember, it’s all experimental. Please point your
weapons of mass destruction
someplace else if it doesn’t really yank that wild hair out of
your butt as claimed.

I Know What You Had For Raya

Rasalah ketupat ini, dengan rendangnya sekali

Sudilah rasa kuihku, pilihlah yang mana satu

I Know What You’re Gonna Do Next Raya

Aidilfitri has become quite a predictable affair for me the last
few years. From the food that I gorge myself with during Hari
Raya, to the movies/musicals that our TV stations show on TV,
heck, even the sequence of the relatives’ houses that my family
visits en route back to KL from JB the day after Raya is
predictable now. So in the bid to break the monotony, I decided
to do something different and make myself useful at the same
time. I became a walking, talking dishwasher. I reckon nothing
beats the satisfaction of washing away the grease and grime to
see the squeaky shiny crockery and utensils again. It was such a
successful affair that Mom and Grandma were happy to appoint me
to take care of the dishes again next year. It dawned to me then
that on top of knowing the food that I’m going to gorge myself
with during Hari Raya, the movies/musicals that our TV stations
are going to show on TV and the sequence of the relatives’ houses
that my family is going to visit en route back to KL from JB, I
now already know who has to be at the kitchen sink next year to
take care of the dishes and utensils.

Let There Be Light!

A very merry Diwali to all my Hindu friends celebrating it today.
Hold the thosais and murukus until later this evening, please? I
promise I’ll do the same for them ketupats and lemangs in just a
couple of days’ time. You KNOW you want ’em just as bad as I do
those thosais.

As Close As Close Can Get

I was THIS close (gestures with thumb and index fingers pressed
together) to getting that Apple iPod
today. The fact that it was selling at RM100 less than retail for
the 40GB version made it even more compelling. Thank God
restraint prevailed despite repeated persuasions from Bart.
That’s gotta count for something since it’s Ramadhan and that
we’re not supposed to give in to our every lust
desires and all, right? Nevermind that I caved in to having that
foot-long sandwich from Subway
after iftar.

There Will Be No White Flag Above My Door

The worst is definitely over. But there’s still this persistent
cough to deal with. I’ve resumed fasting a couple of days ago
after missing nine whole days because of that
stupid streptococcus
episode. That’s about a third of the whole Ramadhan. Most Muslim
women don’t even miss that many due to the menses. I suppose I
shouldn’t make fun of ’em who’s gotta “hoist the Japanese flag”
during that time of month anymore in the future. Look who’s
joining ’em to replace the days missed fasting now.

It did take a while. After all, there were several
hundred million to send out.
But the cards are on
their way now nonetheless. Thanks to those who participated.

Stupid Streptococcus

Some bug called streptococcus
managed to outsmart my defenses and decided to build a colony in
my lower left lung. As a result, I was having persistent fever
at > 38°C (around 100-102°F) on top of non-stop coughs
and chills for a few days last week before I ended up in SJMC
over the weekend and some. It has also made me miss fasting for a
few days and counting already. I’m out of the hospital now but
not exactly out of the woods yet. Many thanks to those who sent
their well wishes and those who visited while I was there.

Interesting sidenote (to me, at least): One of the drugs used
during the treatment was Cipro.

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