View from my village...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Masjid Putrajaya

Went to Putrajaya Mosque (under maintenance at that time) for noon prayer. I was marvelled (still, though this is not the first time around) with its beautifully crafted and designed. But the gaze stopped when a voice saying, "Sir, please... Taking photo is not allowed!", and to find a woman of late 20-s walking in the male chamber showing time-offs sign.

I do find this irritating, perhaps it is because to seeing a woman in the male praying hall and secondly someone to say so many NO. I still can't figure out why people are not allowed to take photos inside the mosque. We are not posing for picture, we are taking the beautiful arts above our heads (unless someone can fly and ask for someone to snap theirs).

I've been to so many places of other religion (Bhuddist, Christian, etc), but only to find my religion has many 'strict' tension of YES and NO. While I observe other rules and laws of Islam, but human-made-law-bind-in-the-religion-name to be one we Malays still had to have in the observation.

Praying hall.
Praying hall.
The inner-side of dome.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Melaka :: Another Lively Visit

While being here for out-of-office job at client's - my colleague and I spent some wonder time in Melaka, like I never did it before. To wait for dusk on the St Paul's hill, walk through the old buildings at night and wondering what would have it been 400 or 500 years ago....

Eye on Malaysia
View from boat while river cruising.

Waiting for river cruising trip.

St. Paul's Hill during dusk.

Another great view from behind the Paul's church.

Trip on double-decker bus around the town. It took about half-an-hour, if not more. Just RM5 - a must. For the non-roof-top, started at 6 pm. Wait for it in front of Taming Sari Tower.

Enjoying the town's night travel on double-decker bus.

Dusk view of Melaka's town.
Dusk view of Paul's Church.

There are lot other pictures, but seem that I can't post some of them here.. Sorry... Can't make usual post.

Friday, April 24, 2009

eyeOS :: Cloud Computing OS

This one really caught my interest the first time I read it on an article. Ever since, I keep myself updated for its latest upgrading version. I even set it up in my laptop for personal usage.

I do somehow think that some day, the computing will advance to another stage where you can access the same OS environment from anywhere and while on the go. Use it once on a laptop and access it again as the last time you used it from your mobile.

As I had planned earlier, I shall run a personal dedicated server to provide eyeOS for some close colleagues. Perhaps, when I get my personal server connected to internet and allowing access from outside of local network. Got to wait…

While I do like the idea, eyeOS has yet to be a big and sophisticated enough to provide fully featured of daily working system. I need to use word processor and spreadsheet – and the last version I had used has yet to support Microsoft format on its own. Rather need to use OpenOffice conversion. I am optimist that one day, eyeOS shall be able to provide the same spectrum of usage if not the same length of capability.

Looks can be deceiving, but it certainly makes wonder almost all the time. eyeOS has good interface and pretty much easy to navigate.

I would like to see, what will eyeOS turns into in another 2, 5 or 10 years to come.

Personal Dashboard

Desasiswa Aman Damai, USM. Year 2005

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Anniversary :: Rapidshare for the 3rd year

This is the screenshot for the first time I bought Rapidshare account, at that time I was on my final year in USM, Penang. It has been like three years and the hard disk space consumption are growing from day to day to accomodate the downloaded stuff. My next purchase will be in September 2009, where my yearly account will be expiring. Much cheaper to buy on yearly basis, huge discount!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Don't Cry Joni


Joni was the girl who lived next door, I've known her I guess ten years or more,
Joni wrote me a note one day, and this is what she had to say..


"Jimmy please say you'll wait for me, I'll grow up someday you'll see
Savin' all my kisses just for you, Signed with love forever true"


Slowly I read her note once more, Then I went over to the house next door
Her teardrops fell like rain that day, When I told Joni what I had to say

Joni, Joni please don't cry, You'll forget me by and by,
You're just fifteen I'm twenty-two, and Joni I just can't wait for you

Soon I left our little home town, Got me a job and tried to settle down,
But these words kept haunting my memory, The words that Joni said to me


Jimmy please say you'll wait for me, I'll grow up someday you'll see,
Savin' all my kisses just for you, Signed with love forever true


I packed my clothes and I caught a plane, I had to see Joni I had to explain,
how my heart was filled with her memories, and ask my Joni if she'd marry me

I ran all the way to the house next door, But things weren't like they were before,
My tear-drops fell like rain that day, When I heard what Joni had to say


Jimmy, Jimmy please don't cry, You'll forget me by and by,
It's been five years since you've been gone,
Jimmy I married your best friend John.

(When I found this on Muzem's, suddenly few memories came like rolling)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Internet Explorer vs Google Chrome


At first, I thought I would rather stay with Internet Explorer 6, since I like the neat and clean interface. I never want to upgrade to IE 7 or IE 8.

Later, Google Chrome came into the scenery. It managed to suit me well, since it has the largest space I have ever seen. Less menu and more space to maximise a website.

But as many other new softwares, bug and bug and bug again. Though many versions came out, it still eating out my resources and at times cut me bleeding when it hang in a 'mission' surfing. Hate that... Besides, Chrome still based too much on the Netscape and Mozilla things, where it missed on some other issues - it did not support 100% CSS and JavaScript that shows well in IE.

I am a developer, most of my system is web-based. So, I prefer my system to use the advantage offered by CSS and Javascript to its maximum capability. I cannot let Chrome put a limit to that. In my development, I still make considerations for Chrome and other browsers. So, I have to developed less-advanced CSS and Javascript... So, I am spending extra time for that.

Escaping back to IE doesn't mean all the problems would have been fixed and sorted. There are other bugs in IE 6, where at times it would crush. Hate that. So, it created a reason and needs for me to update to IE 7.

It has been a week since I am using IE 7. Now, I am spending much of my time on IE after been using Chrome since it was a little baby. Perhaps, when Chrome has passed the age and compatibility test, then I will turn and wandering the net's tidal on it again.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One Nice Living Room Concept

I was looking at few concepts that I want to use for my apartment and found this!

The concept is nice, except the small (corner) table. I would prefer no table, but a frame put higher but below the TV set. What really attracted me were the wallpaper, ceiling, curtains and the seatings. Still I do have my own idea...

(Shall share more of nicely design and decorated interior photo)

Monday, April 6, 2009


Cikgu Majid - when I don't have someone to talk to, he was there. When I was in trouble, he stretched his hand offering his help. He once told me, that I should keep on advancing no matter what people say. I should follow my dream. I should be great at my job. He talks like a father and his advices for me were like lots. If it is not for him, I won't be who I am today. It was for his advice when my nerve breaks-down, that let me pass the day in the junior college and it was for him that I studied hard to pass the exam, so well! Thanks Cikgu, I wish you good health whereever you are...
My table, form 5 (2000). I like to see feeling being expressed, especially to undertand the emotions of losing someone, losing something. That was why I put people in tears on my table, to watch their expression of sadness.

MRSM PDRM, Kulim. Class of 2000.