Monthly Archives: July 2008

When the police comes for your dad

I saw Chee Soon Juan at a food court during lunch time today, eating with what looks like his wife and children. After lunch, he turned around and joined the next table, seemingly holding a conference.

Some of my colleagues commented that he would have to depend on his wife to feed the family, especially during the times when he was behind bars for opposing the incumbent government. A different thought went through my mind then: what would his kids think, seeing their dad repeatedly getting into trouble with the law for the work he is doing? Will they see him as a hero, opposing the corrupt government that they will grow up to despise? Will they respect him for his high ideals and for sticking with his political battles for years despite the insurmountable difficulties? Will they think of him as an idiot for throwing away his life, and the possibility of a better life for his family because he chose to chase impractical dreams?

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EEE PC + broadband = video conference on the go

Wasn’t expecting to see the uncle sitting beside me on the bus whip out his white EEE PC, boot up XP and plug in his Starhub MaxMobile stick and start video conferencing with someone who may be his wife. Almost wanted to start fiddling with my own 701 model, but it’s not the same without my 3g modem. Oh, I haven’t blogged about how my Singnet Mobile Broadband modem failed on me last Monday? Samsung service centre sucks, but that is a story for another day.

I’m not sure if the uncle got the 900 or 901, but it looks really new. He haven’t even removed the plastic sheet protecting the screen during shipping… It would be nice to get the 901 to play with, and bluetooth will be useful, but what will I do then with my trusty 701? Leave it at home as a dedicated BT machine? You know, that is quite possible if I plug in a portable harddisk and mobile broadband modem, and at 22W, it still consumes much less electricity than the routers with built-in BT capability that some hardcore dlers are using. 901 probably uses more, I’m not sure how much more but 900 uses 36W if I remember correctly. Of course, I can’t bring my modem with me then if I leave it BTing at home.

I miss my BBoM…

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Jap gore flick: The Machine Girl

poster of The Machine Girl

My first Japanese b-grade movie, and I found it very enjoyable. A Japanese high school girl with a machine gun for a left arm. Cool concept! The plot is simple, don’t take it too seriously, and don’t watch this gore flick after a heavy meal, especially of sushi. Very creative ways of dying.

Click here for the review on IMDB, or here for Wikipedia.

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