Monday, June 29, 2009

An extract from my KL fren's blog...

[CuRRent MooD:] Fine

[CuRRent Song:] None

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Some pasta / Pokka Premium Milk Tea

From Chang Soon's blog:

I recently read that love is entirely matter of Chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
- David Bissonette -

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge then to let him keep her.
- Sacha Guitry -

After marriage, husband and wife becomes two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but they still stay together.
- Hemant Joshi -

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates -

Women inspire us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.
- Dumas -

The great question which I wasn't able to answer is "What does a women want?"
- Sigmund Freud-

I had some words with ny wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.
- Anonymous -

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
- Henry Youngman -

I don't worry about terrorism, I was married for 2 years.
- Sam Kinison -

There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.
- James Holt McGavran -

I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left and the second one didn't.
- Patrick Murray -

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming.
1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it.
2. Whenever you're right, shut up.
- Nash -

The most effective way to remember your wive's birthday is to forget it once.
- Anonymous -

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.
- Henny Youngman -

My wife and I were happy for 20 years, then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield -

A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
- Milton Berle -

Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy.
- Anonymous -

A man inserted an ad in the classified: "Wife wanted.". Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."
- Anonymous -

First guy (proudly): "My wife's an angel!"
Second guy: "You're lucky, mine still alive."
- Anonymous -

Women always get what they want :(
- Chang Chew Soon -

Friday, June 26, 2009

A tribute to the King of Pop - Michael Jackson

[CuRRent MooD:] Sadded

[CuRRent Song:] Britney Spears - Womanizer (in my mind it's Mike's songs)

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies

It is so sad to know that King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away with suspected cardiac arrest. Here is a tribute for him...

The news:
Seattle Pi

The official site:
Michael Jackson - The Official Site

The Wiki site:
Wikipedia - Michael Jackson

As I said to my friend, I hoped his last moments was a quick death and not a painful one lasting for minutes. There might have been so much about his off-the-scene things, but to me he's forever my King of Pop, forever Michael Jackson, and is forever the one and only King of Pop.

Let me go search some youtube vids and bid our last farewell to the Pop Icon, Michael Jackson.

I think some embeds are disabled by default, so...

Beat It

Once again, Rest In Peace, Michael Jackson. You will be remembered.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Another ethics vs actual punishment case...

[CuRRent MooD:] Fine

[CuRRent Song:] None

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Spicy Chicken Noodle / Pearl Milk Tea

Case in topic: Retrial of Jammie Thomas-Rasset ends with massive fine imposed on her

Thomas verdict: willful infringement, $1.92 million penalty - with links to the whole retrial at the end
Analysis: $1.92M fine in music piracy case could hurt RIAA

What began as a first trial with damages linked to $220,000 becomes $1.92 million worth of damages awarded to RIAA on the retrial - something that we can imagine when linking to an internet crime or stealing of music - but all for 24 songs being shared out from the defendant's PC. 24 songs for 1.92 million? I'm pretty sure my dear Emil Chau does not need to work for subsequent lives ahead if money can carry over to next lives.

Right view of case: She did share out 24 songs, in the case they mentioned are downloaded copies and does not have a legal copy of (means she does not own a copy of the CD or purchased from authorised sources). In prosecutor's view, these 24 songs are potentially shared amongst thousands of users, leading to a slapping of a fine of $80,000 per song and thus amounting to $1.92 million. So yes, she did commit a crime by downloading and sharing the songs, in law and ethics she's wrong.

Opposing view of case: 24 songs for $1.92 million? That's like saying being fined millions for stealing a CD, or hang on the rope for stealing (ehm, sounds like some other country does it). Even for the first case, fining $220,000 for 24 songs on a commoner sounds insane. How long will it take for me to pay $220,000, let alone $1.92 million? It's obviously pushing the defendant to bankruptcy. People mentioned she could be jailed, but based on what I read, this is a civil case and not criminal, thus liable to fines. I think a sane, normal person prefers to be jailed for this one.

Debating view of case: People are not talking about defendant being "innocent" or "guilty" but more of the $220,000 or $1.92 million. I think there's a lot of holes in this case, since the defendant claimed she did not see the warning messages that Kazaa (this was the p2p software that caused her problems) gave her. Some would think she's on purpose to feign innocence by claiming she was not using the PC, or she did not receive warnings, thus being slapped with such a fine...but $1.92 million is overly ridiculous. If they doubled or tripled the original, say $660,000 just to remind her that evidence shows she did commit a crime and re-emphasizing the power of the law, it sounds sensible but...almost 2mil? It's almost 10 times the fine imposed on the first trial to a commoner!

Oh well, after seeing all the evidence and stuff, while I won't say she's right, but certainly the amount is ridiculous.


Thursday, June 11, 2009


[CuRRent MooD:] Emo + Retro

[CuRRent Song:] (In my mind) 陈洁仪 - 心痛

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Rice + Wintermelon Soup + Chicken

Just random lyrics from one fave female singer of mine - Kit Chan.


你追问我的行踪 你在乎我的举动
哄得我泪也迷蒙 做些事情让我被感动

望着你 突然一阵心痛
你的脆弱 让我走不开
你的依赖 所以我存在
想着你 还是想到心痛
有一天 只不过有一天

Been sometime from my last post

[CuRRent MooD:] Busy

[CuRRent Song:] Madonna - Miles Away

[Last FooD/BeveRage:] Nasi Briyani / Vanilla Coke

Now on site doing setup of PCs, so still got a bit of spare time. Actually I wanted to blog a lot about my Maplestory progress, making of images and videos associated, but I was too busy held with work, gf and Pat's montage.

Pple asked me if montage is actually an English word - actually I don't know. I'll check now.

From Wikipedia:

Montage (from the French for "putting together") most often refers to collage including photomontage and sound collage.
Montage is a technique in film editing that can refer to:
montage (filmmaking), a filmmaking technique which uses rapid editing, special effects and music to present compressed narrative information

So it's French! Anyway it has been tough as this is the very first montage I've ever done...and since it's for my beloved Pat sis, the stress just piles on me...wondering if I can finish on time and still looking okay (both seems to be a problem now) later I have to rush home and continue doing!

At least now the PC is installing patches...the downloads took a bloody long time...zzz

Oh well, guess I'll stop here for now. Duno what else to say ;)