Friday, November 30, 2007

SoMe UpDaTeS aFtEr..r..r..r sO.o.o.o...o LoNg

This week has been a very busy week for me as i need to settle the project(the web designing) within this week and back at home, lots of housework to help out so no time for me to update my blog. Since kimfei tagged me so i just browsed through his blog and got the tag. Here i go.....

1. Two names I go by : Lim and Jiun Kei
2. Two things I am wearing right now : Shorts and underwear
3. Two things I want (or have) in a relationship : Love and Care
4. Two things I like to do : Sports and Watch Drama
5. Two things I want very badly in these moment : Enough rest and more rest
6. Two things I did last night : Watched top gear and sleep
7. Two things I ate today : Pan Mee with tomyam and Fish
8. Two persons I last spoke to : My darling and my parents
9. Two things I am doing tomorrow : Housework and help my darling with her task
10. Two favorite days of the week : Friday and Saturday
11. Two favorite holidays : Chinese New Year and term break
12. Two favorite beverages : Milo and Teh Tarik
13. Two things about me that you may not have known : I broke my leg in a football match during secondary school and im exactly 10 year younger than Tiger Woods
14. Two jobs that I have had in my life : Working part time in a bookshop and working in pc fair
15. Two movies I would watch over and over : Transformer and Armageddon
16. Two places I have lived : Melaka and Shah Alam
17. Two of my favorite food : Home cooked food and spaghetti
18. Two places I would rather be right now : With my darling in Melaka and with her travel around the world

The second is an easy one.It is just a simple question and I am sure everybody will like to do it.Here is the question.

What are the 5 gifts you would buy for yourself this Christmas,if you had unlimited income?
1. A luxurious Mansion
3. State-of-the-Art Home Teater
4. A Ferrari 599
5. Things that I dun have

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My ITP Progress

After done with designing webpage using JSP, yesterday was assigned new project which to develop webpage using PHP, another type of language for web development. So gotta hold my current projects which is to retrieve XML file and display it in JSP.

This PHP thing need to be done in a week using one of its framework called Symfony. So for today, i need to install and go through a tutorial on using Symfony for the development. At time of writing this blog, i am waiting for my XAMPP to be downloaded as the one in my comp is abit faulty here and there and the version is kinda old. So once i've downloaded it then i need to install and follow through all the steps given in a webpage designed for symfony installation.

So hopefully i can get it to work and settle it by end of the week. Im sure this time will be better than previous during the usage of Tomcat as my colleagues here were using PHP all this while so at least they are able to give guidance to me when i reach a dead end road.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My CaPs CoLLeCtiOn: Wilson 'Clash of Times' Cap

As in my previous post, i will start to show my cap collection one-by-one. So for the first one, i would go for my latest 'capture', the Wilson Cap i got during the tennis match last thursday. This cap is made specially for that event which is The Clash of Times, which is a tennis match between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras.

This cap comes in 2 colours, either blue or white. Since i have a few blue caps and none of white so i decided to get the white one. Many people who went for the match got this cap as it is the cheapest 'souvenir' u can get from there.

The front of the cap

The side of the cap with the word "Sampras vs Federer"

From the front, the word "Clash of Times" is embroided to the front panel while on the peak there is an embroidery of the brand Wilson and the word official ball where they are the official ball supplier to this match. Then at the side embrided with the name of Sampras vs Federer which makes it memorable. Inside of the cap is the Wilson logo together with some details for user. Unlike older type, this time the logo and details is iron on it rather than a tag sew on it. On the top of the cap there is some ventilation hole so that it won't be too hot when wearing it under the hot sun and u doing ur exercise or game.

Inside of the cap with the 'tag'

This cap is made of material which is sun protective and also thin which is cooling. It has been treated with UV cutting agents from Ciba Specialty Chemicals to increase the cap's ability to minimise harmful UV radiation. So this is quite good for outdoor activities so our skin is being protected from UV radiation. Basically, this cap is quite nice to wear as its not too deep and just nice and the material is soft. Its suitable for those who have a thinner face shape as the peak is quite curve so for those have wider face shape, it looks that the cap is too small. So overall the cap is a good capture and its worth the money i think which cost RM 39. The design is simple yet beautiful and it is suitable for male and female.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Clash of the Times (Federer vs Sampras)

Giant posters of 4 players that came to Malaysia for exhibition match

After waited for months, yesterday was the day where Federer versus Sampras match was played in Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam. As it is in Thursday, i need to leave early from office as i afraid that it might be heavy traffic there. So i left office at 5.30pm and i reached there at 6.00pm and not many people was there. So outside the stadium there is some stalls promote their products such as Mercedes Benz, Wilson and so on. I passed by the Wilson booth and saw them selling some gears as souvenir for this match such as t-shirt, caps and so on. So due to budget constraint i can only get a cap and the picture of the cap i will post it later together with my cap collection.

Federer signs autograph for his fans after the practice session

Federer returns a backhand to Pete

Federer during practice session

Sampras practices his shot

Cultural dance before the start of the match

All rise during the national anthem

Jaclyn Victor performing in front of the crowd

So after getting the cap, nothing much there so decided to went in to the stadium. At that time, both Pete & Federer was practicing on the court and just few spectators went in. I took that time to take some pictures of them. So after they finished, when they leaving the court, many of their fans which is sitting at the corporate box approached them and get their autograph and also photo with them. How i wish i can get FedEx to sign on my cap.

So i returned to my seat which is located high above to take a rest. Then slowly, more and more spectators filled the stadium. By 7.30pm, it is about 80% full. Then at 8pm sharp, the night 'started'. The match is actually shown live to 60+ countries around the globe. Before start of the match, there were some dance, performance by 1st Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor and also drum performance. Then both players came on the court and they received a very warm reception from all their fans. We all stand for national anthem of Malaysia, US and Switzerland. Then the MC interviewed both of them before they start a 7 minutes practice session. Prior to start of the practice, they shot 10 balls to the spectators and too bad i cant get it. Then after that the match starts.

Sampras looking on the line where the ball dropped

Federer smashes the ball

Federer prepares to receive the serve

I was sitting exactly middle of the court which i can directly see the umpire. Sampras started the match first and throughout the match his serve was very consistent and powerful which giving Federer quite some problems to return the serve. The whole match barely any break points only once where Federer has a double break points but failed to convert it. So basically, who served won that point. There were some line call on Pete and there is once he argued with the lines man where he pointed to the line where the ball landed.

Federer taking a time off to have a drink

Pete was interviewed after the match

Basically the whole match was quite entertaining and in the end Federer won 7-6, 7-6. Federer was tricked quite several times by Pete and it seems that Pete is still quite competitive though he has been out from competitive game for 5 years. Then after the match, its the trophy presentation and our country ruler presented the trophy to Federer.

FedEx with the trophy

Both leaving the court after the match

Then there is a lucky draw where 3 lucky person able to meet both of them for a autograph and photo session. Only those who purchase the program book entitled to be drawn. So after that, i just left that place for home.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Prior to Clash of Times

Tmr or 22/11/2007 (thu) will be the showdown between "The King of Swing", Pete Sampras against the current world no.1, "FedEx", Roger Federer in Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Yesterday it was Rafael Nadal against Richard Gasquet and it was shown live on NTV7 and also Astro Super Sports. It was quite a nice game where Nadal played well and really commit alot to the game. In the end he won the match with 2-1. Let's come back to the Clash of Times. Before playing in Malaysia, both Sampras and Federer played in South Korea yesterday and it was FedEx who won the match in straight sets. So we hope that in Malaysia it will be a tighter match. Then after Malaysia, they will then have an exhibition match in Macau. So let's see the two famous tennis player of their generation.

Roger Federer
Born : 08/08/1981, Basel, Switzerland
Plays : Right handed, single handed back-hand
Career Records:
Win/Lost : 551/134
Titles : 53
Highest Rank : 1st (2/02/04)
Grand Slam : Australian Open (04,06,07)
Wimbledon (03,04,05,06,07)
US Open (04,05,06,07)

Pete Sampras
Born : 12/08/1971, Washington, US
Plays : Right Handed, Single handed back-hand
Career Records :
Win/Lost : 762/222
Titles : 64
Highest Rank : 1st (12/04/93)
Grand Slam : Australian Open (94,97)
Wimbledon (93,94,95,97,98,99,00)
US Open (90,93,95,96,02)

To those fans who didn't get their tickets, u can watch it live on tv either on NTV 7 or Astro Super Sports. Stay tuned for more news and updates for this match.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Yip's Kitchen

Bcoz of hectic schedule during weekdays, after a week only i able to post this. Last weekend, together with my darling, we went to Sunway Pyramid to get some comics as she is the member of a comic shop there where she gets discount for purchasing from them. Then during lunch time we were undecided what to eat so we walked around to look for any restaurant which interest us. Then we saw this chinese restaurant named Yip's Kitchen and since we haven't try it out before we went in and try on the food.
Yip's Kitchen, the small wordings is actually "Noodle Specialist". Picture isn't clear as it is taken using my fone's cam.
This restaurant is a Non-Halal restaurant as they serve pork. Looking through the menu, its more like those Wan Tan noodle stall but its more high class. They stated that they are noodle specialist so after flipping throught the menu few times, i decided to order the Pork Rib Noodle (排骨云吞面) if im not mistaken of the name. Then my darling ordered Curry Chicken Rice. The price isn't cheap for these type of food served.
On the left is the Curry Chicken Rice while the on the right is the Pork Rib Noodle that i ordered.

When it arrives, it seems good so we quickly tasted it. All i could say that its quite normal and nothing extraordinary. The noodle is just the same i could say but for the pork rib, i think its quite tasty but the meat is on the little side. As for the curry chicken, my darling said its just normal only. As i said the price isn't cheap and i cant remember exactly how much does it cost and all i could say is that it isnt really worth it unless u wanna have a try or else i would say there should be other better choice to dine-in.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Past Few Weeks

Its alredi few weeks i've done my ITP and for the past few weeks its quite busy as i was asked to design a user interface using JSP and this week we are able to upload it into the server which is using Debian Linux.

As i do not have any strong knowledge in programming therefore it seems to be quite difficult to get hold of it and most of the things i need my supervisor help to settle it then some get it online and just copy paste it...but as i get to 'touch' it more then more i know about it but really just some basic stuff. Besides the JSP thing, the other thing would be getting it to run together with MySQL. It took me quite long to get it working but once it works, Viola!! then will b just programming only.

So after i've done the design and everything, its time to put it up to the server so that my colleagues can use it. It wasted me and my supervisor a week but still failed to get it work eventhough we did exactly the same settings as stated online until the senior software engineer in the company able to found out actually what happened. Because in their server they run apache and also tomcat together and there are quite alot of settings to be done but most importantly is to allow 'permission' to run the file which is actually located at the policy folder. This thing was not found when we do our research on setting up apache tomcat and luckily he found it and then everything works wonderfully.

So now, my first project is completed and waiting for the next task...for the mean time, gotta work on the 'long term' project which is to look for contacts for that company as they wanna expand their business internationally. So to my friends who wanna use bulk SMS system can just let me know and subscribe to our system.

Monday, November 12, 2007

To Man Utd Fans

To all man utd fans...wanna share a link for you can download man utd match highlights, some special video clips and also watch man utd match online..just drop by at this page
you will definitely love it as the video quality are high and using those streaming programs i intro few post back, you can watch man utd match on ur comp. All these thanks to my buddy Wee Li for his findings..haha..

Friday, November 9, 2007

Something Funny

Few days back where i follow my colleagues for lunch at a Chinese restaurant. So while i was browsing the menu, i found out something funny printed on their menu. Let's see whether you guys able to see it..
So any idea?? not sure its a mistake or they are really poor at spelling..haha..but what i thought is that, they should really change it rather than putting there for so long..

Thursday, November 8, 2007


As I started ITP, the thing that im looking forward to each time is to have a break. So today where its a public holiday, its so nice that i can have a day break though on friday work resumes. Due to the fact that it is a day break and we cant really travel far for vacation, my mom decided to visit the new Jusco in Sunway Pyramid as she needs to get something for her office. I've been there once so this is the 2nd time in less than a week and sadly i didnt take any nice photo of the new wing in Pyramid but all i can say is that they upgraded it and i believe the old wing they also upgrade it later. What i wanna share its the meal i had for lunch with my mom...
As we are undecided what to eat and we were not very hungry, we decided to have some waffles at the Waffle World which is located at the lower ground floor. I've never had anything at that restaurant before but my mom did so at least she knows what to order. So as i browse through the menu, there are not just waffles but also some main course which cost around 20 bucks and im sure im not getting those as i dun think i can finish it. So after few minutes we decided to order Hawaiian Chicken Ham Sandwich, Walnut Belgian Waffle and a cup of Hot Choc.
(L-R): The hot choc, The Hawaiian Chicken Ham Sandwich, Walnut Belgian Waffle
The Hawaiian Chicken Ham Sandwich is really nice as there are chicken ham, sliced tomato, cheese, lettuce and thousand island sauce and its sandwich with waffle rather than bread as we were in WAFFLE WORLD!!! Its quite full having that and i had a taste at the Walnut Waffle that my mom ordered and the waffle its quite crispy and with the ice-cream, it tastes good. As for the Hot Choc, its like normal but i believed that they did blended it and that makes some different. The sandwich cost RM6.90, Walnut waffle RM6 and the hot choc at RM 5 and they charged 10% for service and 5% for gov. tax. So if you would like to change a place for tea, you should have a try here..

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Online Streaming Program

I think most of u have heard of this and im sure that many using it to watch your favourite show whether its live or normal broadcast show. I wrote about this as i think many still don't noe about it and dunno which to use. Personally i've been using all these programs for few years to watch my favourite football match and also some cartoons. Below are some of the programs that i used and i think you might also like it. For your information, ur connection must have at least 512kbps and above in order to stream it and get constant connection.

1. Sopcast (this is the one i use the most as it has quite a variety and easy to get connected).

this program is in english so easy for all and you can download it at their website.

2. PPMate

this program basically is in chinese but can be changed to english interface. Used to be very good but dunno y lately quite hard to get connected to peers. Software can be downloaded at their website. The list of show available are not just from PPMate but also others such as PPStream and PPLive. If you wanna watch tom and jerry and shinchan, this is the one u are looking for.

3. TVU Player
This is another online tv streaming program which have better interface. They do not have variety of show for you but the quality of the show is better. Is another alternative to the above. U can download it at their website or u can also view it there. Channel guide is also available there.

Besides the above there are quite numbers of them but they are not that good and less variety therefore it is not added here. If any of you found any nice program or website for streaming, pls leave a comment thanks!!! hope u all enjoy it!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Yahoo! Messenger 9 Beta

To all my friends, Yahoo! has released an upgrade to the current Y!M 8..its still in beta stage but u can try it out as there are improvements on the UI where u can apply different skins to your liking. Besides that, it will auto show ur custom status after u are being disconnected and connected back. You can also use Flickr to swap photos (and always keep all your friends in the picture). For more info, u can go over to their website or can just download it here.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Official Bloopers! Video

The official MU Bloopers! Video..WOW

I believe if u have read my blog, u will know that i support Manchester United. Few days back, when i was shopping in Tesco, i found a VCD entitled The Official Bloopers! Video of Manchester United. It really caught my attention and since its quite cheap so i bought it at the price of RM8.90 only. Though it has the ORI sticker pasted on it, i doubt that MU get any money from the sales. Its like the pirated ori from local company coz if its from MU shop, u wont get it that cheap, anyway the real ori one im not sure whether we can get it here in m'sia.

The back of the case

Prior to writing this blog, i've just watched around a quarter of the whole video and i believe that this vcd has been released quite sometime coz the matches that they put in are quite a season back. There are some really funny mistakes done by those players from MU and also against MU. Even 'The Great Dane', Peter Schmeichel also did quite some goalie mistakes, haha.. Besides that, they also put in some hilarious own goals, tackles, miskicks and so on. Therefore, its really a video to watch for your personal entertainment.