now that the exams are over, i guess it is time to rest, recover from a long semester and get ready for the next killer one. also, to earn/put aside some money to start the new year with. [is it that time of the year when i make the same resolutions i never keep, already?]
how unfortunate then, that the typical year end tuition dry spell coincides with the killer combo of the season where the mass media is subliminally programming me to spend + too much time on my hands. not sure how many more hits my bank account can take this year. grrr....
and speaking of spending money, i have a sneaking suspicion my lg viewty is hanging onto past the warranty date before dying on me. all the tell-tale signs are showing, random shutdowns and touchscreen insensitivity. i hope it hangs on till next October when i can finally renew my plan to get a phone (preferably with decent GPS).
i am also viewing a potential adoptee dog tmr. wonder if i (or my family) are ready for such a commitment. i will try to snap some pics tmr :)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
so it is that time of the sem again
posted by siming @ 2:35 AM
one starts to realise that it is the dreaded buildup to exams when lectures and tutorials stop and deadlines for papers and projects are imminent or long past.
well, i really really hope i can focus on my studies this time round. another round of so-so grades would just do my ego in, for good. :)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
of villagers and monkeys
posted by siming @ 10:13 PM
i saw this story posted on a popular local forum (you may have received it in an email):An interesting analogy:
Speaking of monkeys...
If you have difficulty understanding the current world financial situation, the following should help...
Once upon a time in a village in India , a man announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10.
The villagers seeing there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10, but, as the supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their efforts. The man further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.
Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to $25 and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!
The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now act as buyer, on his behalf.
In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers: ' Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when he returns from the city, you can sell them back to him for $50. '
The villagers squeezed together their savings and bought all the monkeys.
Then they never saw the man or his assistant again, only monkeys everywhere! Welcome to WALL STREET.
It is a smart and interesting story but I really fail to see the analogy with any part of the current financial crisis today.
Monday, October 06, 2008
building my rig
posted by siming @ 1:16 AM
here are some of the parts that went into my new rig. nothing fancy, all basic basic stuff. this is by far the most practical and least exciting comp i have ever gotten. even less than my dad's work computer. -.-" but it was easy on the wallet, and that counts for some thing right?
palit n73pv mobo
dual core intel chip (also very basic)
4gb of Team Elite Ram
now to wait for my cashflow to improve so i can hoot my x-fi titanium soundcard and maybe a 3850 gfx card. ooh, and maybe another screen too! :)
Saturday, October 04, 2008
new speakers+new rig+cube
posted by siming @ 7:37 AM
by special request, here are my 3 newest 'hoots' (or purchases for the less HWZ inclined among you)
my new rig on the right, monitor is old :) 1/2 of my new speakers can be seen too
close up of my matx casing from cooler master
close up of my new speakers and most recent (and cheapest by far) hoot, the rubik's cube
i'm finally glad that my room system is no longer as laggy but i miss my dual screens! alot! and i will definitley miss my trusty IBM lappie which has served me so reliably since year 1 of law school. so many memories associated with my very first lappie that i really can't bear to pass it to my dad! :(
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
mid-sem break, or lack of
posted by siming @ 9:59 PM
my life these days seems centered around school and it is time for the mid-sem break, where i usually do my typical thing and panic about my lack of work done!
except this time, i'm down with a strange bout of flu and fever. the fever is hovering at 37.4 degrees but refusing to go away! which is bloody irritating, cos im not sick enough to not care that work is not being done but im mildy sick enough so i cant get work done efficiently, if at all! worse still, it is day 4! i have done nothing but combat this flu bug all mid-sem break.
this was supposed to be a break, damnit! curses to the flu bug.