Month: January 2007

Hectic Happenings

We still haven’t cleared the first month of the year and things
have already got dialed up to 11. Mama got discharged from the
hospital on Sunday. It was for the second time in a week. She’s
doing much better now and is still resting. To those who sent
their well wishes and visited her at the hospital, thank you so
much for your concern.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, my home DSL connection was
still on the fritz. Needless to say, it caused me much hardship
on top of the already existing one I had in dealing with Mom’s
ordeal. I was depending on it to deal with stuff at work from
home but the fault has been almost three weeks in passing with
no resolution in sight. So I did what most Malaysians do a lot:
It took some effort to get the service back to normal and
for that, I’d like to express my utmost gratitude to
Josh Lim,
Kim Chow
and Jeff Ooi
for their assistance in getting the ISP concerned to pay
attention. I must also thank Puan Rozian, Head of TM’s CRM for
giving her personal attention in this matter to get things
moving along.

Alhamdulillah. Life is good again! I am indeed grateful.
Happy New Gregorian Year again, Happy belated Awal Muharram and
Happy Chinese New year in advance.

Two Oh Oh Seven To Dos

We’re already halfway through the first month in the new year.
Happy 2007 anyways! And it couldn’t have started any worser for
me. I have to admit. A little bit of the Internet Withdrawal
Syndrome did get to me. Not only can’t I access stuff on the
other side of the planet, I can’t even get my home DSL
connection to work properly to access the local stuff. This
definitely was a major issue for me since I’ve been accustomed
to doing stuff like settling my bills, ordering pizza,
etc. without having to haul ass beyond the confines of my seat.
Thus, I resorted to the oldschool method of writing checks,
only to realize that I’ve dated them all 2006 after I’ve sealed
them up in their envelopes.

So as much as resolutions are as useful as paying tolls for
the already congested highways in the Klang Valley, I will make
relearning all those things as one of the things that I need to
do this year. That’s right. I’m going back to basics. Me, a
geek going low-tech by doing no-tech. Who knows, in case we
have sharks chomping on those undersea cables and wreak havoc
on Internet addicts dependants all over again
in the near future, I’ll be all prepared. That should get some
girls giddy already, right?

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