26 March 2008

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Here are the result of my birthday:

Your date of conception was on or about 24 January 1961 which was a Tuesday.

You were born on a Tuesday
under the astrological sign Libra.
Your Life path number is 8.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Delay is the antidote for anger.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path number 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 7 & 9.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2437589.5.
The golden number for 1961 is 5.
The epact number for 1961 is 13.
The year 1961 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/15/1961 and ending 2/4/1962.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Ox.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Raven; your plant is Ivy.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Choiach, the fourth month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 7 Heshvan 5722.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 8 Heshvan 5722.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 17 katun 8 tun 1 uinal 5 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Tuesday, 7 Jumadiyu'l-Avval 1381 (1381-5-7).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 2 April 1961.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 9 April 1961.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 15 February 1961.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 21 May 1961.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 28 May 1961.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Monday, 11 September 1961.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 1 April 1961.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 14 February 1961.

As of 3/26/2008 10:01:28 AM EST
You are 46 years old.
You are 557 months old.
You are 2,423 weeks old.
You are 16,962 days old.
You are 407,098 hours old.
You are 24,425,881 minutes old.
You are 1,465,552,888 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Nick Cannon (1980)Eminem (1972)Wyclef Jean (1972)
Chris Kirkpatrick (1971)Norm MacDonald (1963)Alan Jackson (1958)
Howard Rollins (1950)Margot Kidder (1948)George Wendt (1948)
Evel Knievel (1938)Jimmy Breslin (1930)Tom Poston (1921)
Montgomery Clift (1920)Rita Hayworth (1918)Arthur Miller (1915)
Jean Arthur (1905)Spring Byington (1893)

Top songs of 1961
Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby LewisBig Bad John by Jimmy Dean
Runaway by Del ShannonWonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert
Pony Time by Chubby CheckerThe Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tokens
Blue Moon by MarcelsTake Good Care of My Baby by Bobby Vee
Calcutta by Lawrence WelkRunaround Sue by Dion

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 6.63874755381605 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

Your lucky day is Friday.
Your lucky number is 6.
Your ruling planet(s) is Venus.
Your lucky dates are 6th, 15th, 24th.
Your opposition sign is Aries.
Your opposition number(s) is 9.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 205 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 47 candles.

Those 47 candles produce 47 BTUs,
or 11,844 calories of heat (that's only 11.8440 food Calories!) .
You can boil 5.37 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1961 there were approximately 4.2 million births in the US.
In 1961 the US population was approximately 179,323,175 people, 50.6 persons per square mile.
In 1961 in the US there were approximately 1,523,000 marriages (8.5%) and 393,000 divorces (2.2%)
In 1961 in the US there were approximately 1,712,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1961 the population of Australia was approximately 10,642,654.
In 1961 there were approximately 239,986 births in Australia.
In 1961 in Australia there were approximately 76,686 marriages and 6,712 divorces.
In 1961 in Australia there were approximately 88,961 deaths.

Your birthstone is Tourmaline

The Mystical properties of Tourmaline

Pink Tourmaline promotes female balance and protection. Green Toumaline promotes male balance.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Opal, Jasper

Your birth tree is
Maple, Independence of Mind

No ordinary person, full imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-respect, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, many complexes, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

There are 274 days till Christmas 2008!
There are 287 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was in its first quarter.

23 March 2008

It's already coming to the end of March!!

It has been a long long time since I have written anything in my blog. To be honest, my hobby of writing blog is slowly fading away. WHY?

There are few reasons:

One - I am lazy
Two - I noticed that other people are also lazy writing in their blogs too
Three - Got other hobbies
Four - Nothing interesting to write
Five - Lazy
Six - I am still in Kuala Lumpur since my last trip to Manila in November
Seven - Lazy
Eight - Lazy
Nine - Lazy
Ten - Lazy

I managed to bump into some of my former colleagues and they mentioned how come they have not been able to see any updated to my blog.. well the above said it all.

What I have been doing for the past three months?

Well I am caught up in a new hobby - downloading TV series via Torrent. So far I managed to download the following shows Nip/Tuck Season 5 (I bought the full set of DVD from Season 1 to 4 when I was in Shanghai), Heroes Season 2, Project Runway Season 4, Hell's Kitchen Season 3, CSI New York Season 4, CSI Las Vegas Season 8, The Celebrity Apprentice (Season 7), Amercia Next Top Model cycle 10 (that's for my daughters), American Idol Season 7 and The Sarah Conner Chronicle - from the Terminator. Apart from TV shows, I also managed to download a bunch of movies like Rambo and Hitman without any censorship!!
I have even upgraded my Streamyx line to 1MB to enable fast downloading of the shows. I would keep my PC on to download the Torrent while I am away working and if there are adequate Torrent seeds, the file would be completely downloaded when I come back. Normal file size is about 380 MB for a 45 minutes show.

What started my download craze was when my wife requested me to get her a DVD player because the DVD player which was used for her TV was spoil. I managed to get a Pioneer DVD Player which can play DIVX format in addition to the normal DVD format. I experimented and found out that I managed to convert some AVI format shows to DIVX format where I can play it using the DVD. Great!! Once the AVI files are converted to DIVX I would burn them onto a DVD-RW disc to be played using the DVD player. After some time, I found out that the DVD player can also play files in AVI format, that has saved me lots to time and disk space to convert the AVI file to DIVX file.

Since I am not on any overseas assignment, I have the time at night to watch each TV episode which is recorded from HDTV before I go to bed. The quality of the images were excellent with stereo sound effect. No worries that I missed the episode on Astro and at the same time I can watch the episode just after it has been released in the States for show like The Celebrity Apprentice and America Next Top Model.

Workwise, I managed to attend the AGM for Public Bank and managed to meet up with some of my former colleagues. What was fed up was that some of them still think that I am on assignment in Shanghai... come on lar... I was in Shanghai in March to June 2007 and this is already 2008.. where the hell you got the information from???? But at least I am glad that the have not forgetten about me and my name. Maybe next year, they would have forgotten my name and by the next they would not have remembered my face!!!

No overseas assignment for this year since the travel budget is rather tight and I am running a few projects around the world remotely from my office in PJ. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, e-mail and teleconferencing!!

Ahh... the General Election.. I did not want to write much about if. Scared that I might me picked up under ISA and I would be writing my block from the detention camp in Kamunting. I am glad that the people of Malaysia have spoken. Most of the people that I spoke to before the election said that they would want to vote for the Opposition just to ensure that the current Government are kept on their toe by the Opposition. After the election, the results really surprised me that the Opposition managed to win so many seats. The share market fell more than 15% before and after the election. But I think this is a wake up call for the Government to know that the PEOPLE are not too happy with what is happening. Time for now for the Opposition to show what they can do and time also for the Government to improve what they need to improve.

Next week (24th March) my daughters will start their new education lives at the University. The elder one will be taking up a Degree course while the younger one will embark on a Foundation course leading to a Degree course upon completion. For them is a new journey of their education life but for me is a new journey for financing their education after they have enjoyed free education in the past. Luckily, I need not send them overseas since the degree courses are available in the country. The education journey for my daughters will set me back about RM100K for the next four years. On the brighter side, this is my investment in them for their education and career future.

Two Formula One Grand Prix have happened and today I am happy that Ferrari has won the Malaysian Grand Prix.

That's all for now!!