Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Today, August 31, 2011, Malaysia celebrates the 54th anniversary of its independence from the British in 1957. And who else better to remind us of this wonderful day than our famous singing lawyer and probably Malaysia's best artist by far, the late Sudirman.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Dear Mum & Dad,
I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin' on the station - tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don't hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform. No bloody horses to get in, no calves to feed, no troughs to clean - nothin'!! Ya haz gotta shower though, but its not so bad, coz there's lotsa hot water and even a light to see what ya doing!
At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there's no kangaroo steaks or goanna stew like wot Mum makes. You don't get fed again until noon and by that time all the city boys are buggered because we've been on a 'route march' - geez its only just like walking to the windmill in the bullock paddock!!
This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin' - dunno why. The bullseye is as big as a bloody dingo's arse and it don't move and it's not firing back at ya like the Johnsons did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka last year! All ya gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target - it's a piece of piss!! You don't even load your own cartridges, they come in little boxes, and ya don't have to steady yourself against the rollbar of the roo shooting truck when you reload!
Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy - it's not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home after the muster.
Turns out I'm not a bad boxer either and it looks like I'm the best the platoon's got, and I've only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers - he's 6 foot 5 and 15 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders and as ya know I'm only 5 foot 7 and eight stone wringin' wet, but I fought him till the other blokes carried me off to the boozer.
I can't complain about the Army - tell the boys to get in quick before word gets around how bloody good it is.
Your loving daughter,
Sunday, August 28, 2011
-- "I am about to enrol on a Business and Finance Degree with the Open University. I feel that this qualification will prove detrimental to me for future success."
-- "I’m intrested to here more about that. I’m working today in a furniture factory as a drawer."
-- "Hobbies: enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians."
-- "2001 summer Voluntary work for taking care of the elderly and vegetable people."
-- "Skills: Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player, Self Motivated, Attention to Detail."
-- "Objective: Career on the Information Supper Highway."
-- "Experience: Stalking, shipping & receiving"
-- "I am great with the pubic."
-- "My duties included cleaning the restrooms and seating the customers."
-- "Revolved customer problems and inquiries."
-- "Consistently tanked as top sales producer for new accounts."
-- "Planned new corporate facility at $3 million over budget."
-- "Seeking a party-time position with potential for advancement."
-- "Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year."
-- "Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave."
-- "Am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details."
-- "It’s best for employers that I not work with people."
-- "I would like to work for a company that is very lax when it comes to tardiness."
-- "Spent several years in the United States Navel Reserve."
-- "I have a lifetime’s worth of technical expertise (I wasn’t born – my mother simply chose 'eject child' from the special menu.)"
-- "Reason for leaving: Terminated after saying, 'It would be a blessing to be fired.'"
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The worst part about going for a vacation is finding the cheapest or the most affordable airline. Well, dont fret anymore. Check out Hipmunk.
Just key in your destination and travel dates and let the Munk find the best flights for you. In my case, it was going home to Kuala Lumpur from Perth during Christmas.
You then pick on the flights that you want for the going and return trip and then Hipmunk redirects your purchase to Orbitz for payment. So I guess this only works for Orbitz prices. Other airlines might be cheaper.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
It all started out with a chat from someone who, although I know, I never chatted before on Facebook. So I replied to him but his reply sounded suspicious. And then a link appeared.
Normally I would caution you not to click on any links but since I knew this was a valid website, I clicked on the link.
For your information, the fake website resides in Hungary, see information below.
% APNIC found the following authoritative answer from: whois.ripe.net
% This is the RIPE Database query service.
% The objects are in RPSL format.
% The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
% See http://www.ripe.net/db/support/db-terms-conditions.pdf
% Note: this output has been filtered.
% To receive output for a database update, use the "-B" flag.
% Information related to '188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206'
inetnum: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
descr: T-HOME broadband customers dynamic address pool
status: assigned pa
source: RIPE # Filtered
person: Attila Balogh
address: Magyar Telecom
address: R&D Directorate
address: Magyar Tudosok korutja 9.
address: H-1117 Hungary
phone: +36 1 481 7406
fax-no: +36 1 481 7455
source: RIPE # Filtered
% Information related to '22.214.171.124/16as5483'
descr: Hungarian Telekom
source: ripe # Filtered
126.96.36.199 - Geo Information
IP Address 188.8.131.52
Host - BC246CD6.dsl.pool.telekom.hu
Location - HU, Hungary
City - Budapest,
05 - Organization - T-HOME broadband customers dynamic address pool
ISP - Magyar Telekom plc.
AS Number - AS5483 Magyar Telekom plc.
Latitude - 47°50'00" North
Longitude - 19°08'33" East
Distance - 630.06 km (391.50 miles)
Archbishop Pakiam gets into the driver's seat and they head off down the highway. A short distance away sat a rookie Traffic Police operating his first speed trap. The long black limo went by him doing 140 in a 110 km/h zone. The police office pulled out and easily caught the limo and got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure. The young officer walked up to the driver's door and when the glass was rolled down he was surprised to see who was driving. He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor.
He told the supervisor, "I know we are supposed to enforce the law but I also know that important people are sometimes given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person."
The supervisor asked, "Is it the Prime Minister?"
The young trooper said, "No, he's more important than that."
The supervisor said, "Oh, so it's the King?"
The young trooper said, "No, he's even more important than that."
The supervisor finally asked, "Well then, who is it?"
The young trooper said, I think it's Jesus because he's got Archbishop Murphy Pakiam for a chauffeur!!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
"What distinguishes a Grandmaster from a master? Chess-lovers often ask questions like that. To many people it seems that Grandmasters simply calculate variations a little deeper. Or that they know their opening theory slightly better. But in fact the real difference is something else. You can pick out two essential qualities in which those with higher titles are superior to others: the ability to sense the critical moment in a game, and a finer understanding of various positional problems."
— Yusupov, in Opening Preparation
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman want to get in, but they
haven't got tickets.
The Scotsman picks up a manhole cover, tucks it under his arm and
walks to the gate.
"McTavish, Scotland," he says, "Discus" and in he walks.
The Englishman picks up a length of scaffolding and slings it over his shoulder.
"Waddington-Smith , England " he says, "Pole vault" and in he walks.
The Irishman looks around and picks up a roll of barbed wire and tucks
it under his arm.
"O'Malley, Ireland " he says, "Fencing."
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
We're used to seeing the Northern lights from below. But this is how it looks from space. Simply beautiful isn't it.
Our planet is a beautiful creation. Too bad most of us are so preoccupied with eking a living that we fail to see the beauty of Mother Nature.
See more pictures here.