Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What is life without Iphone


Recently I found out that the button for my up and down volume came out and I could not find that tap button. I took my Iphone back to Maxis and on further checking by them, they decided to send it back to KL and then to Singapore for further analysis. Before allowing them to take away my Iphone, I went back home immediately to back up all my content. Demanded from Maxis to loan me an Iphone but was rejected for they do not have such service...

I am dead and lost for I need to have an immediate spare phone to communicate with the outside world. Further checking I was informed by the Maxis's technical staff to buy one that can syncs back all my contact from Google which I also back up from my Iphone.

Nokia 1202.

Immediately I went over to a shopping complex beside my office and hunt for a simple replacement unit. Finally bought this simple Nokia phone and immediately ask my colleague to forward me some important contact. I have always been depending on my Iphone on the contact no and I am getting mad for I could not recall any phone no from my dinosaur brain except those of my family and the only phone no I could recalled was that of my eldest sister home n, my wife, site offices and also my SPM no..
I am going back to the primitive world. This phone has all the basic function.
During today meeting with the Local authority, a call came through I do not even know how to lower down the ring volume but only manage to do so by walking out of the room. bad !!!!!. I am really too dependent on the Iphone.

No networking, email ,news scientific calculator ...........

The main reason for me to buy an Iphone was to have immediate access with my youngest son in UK. Anytime I log in into Nimbus , I could see him either in Skype, Live messenger, Facebook and unfortunately not on Oovoo. and start a chat in case I needed to . Now cannot at all.
Communicating with him is total dead except for normal phone call and sms which will be costly since Wifi is not available in my temporary hand phone.
Recently he has gone to Budapest, in Hungary for short holiday. I could not see the local time over there. With Iphone , I have accessed to all the international time and will also know the time difference in relation to Malaysia. Maybe because I do not want to get another type of smart phone like Nokia 71 or 72 or other brand due to problem of understanding another type of hand phone all over again . No point at all for Iphone should be my best companion at this time . Well hope my Iphone could be returned to me soon by Apple agent, Maxis.
One headache problem was I could not event flip through my email when I am on the move. A computer Geek!!! No but just to stay connected with the outside world at ease. Well, the only time I could stay connected is when I return home , home sweet home. to be in front of my desktop computer.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Tanjong Bungah's community

Younger days.

Being born in Penang and a local village boy, I would said that I am very lucky. Well, first you were exposed to multi-national community , Chinese , Malay , Indian, Gukha and not to forget the Australian, RAAF( Royal Australian Air F
orce), who were here for the International security of South East Asia and also the sudden present of the American Army. And finally ,The Hippies, who were here during the outbreak of the Vietnam war.

The Gukha,

Why they were here I do not know but in my mind , they were well trained military force and ensuring security were their main work. They were the minority and I always remember the special knife that they have, The Kukri.

The kukri

As quoted in Wikipedia:
Gurkhas are best known for their history of bravery and strength in the Indian Army's Gorkha regiments and the British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas. The Gurkhas were designated by British officials as a "Martial Race". "Martial Race" was a designation created by officials of British Indiaself sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness, the ability to work hard for long per
iods of time, fighting tenacity and military strategy. The British recruited heavily from these Martial Races for service in the British Indian Army.[3] to describe "races" (peoples) that were thought to be naturally warlike and aggressive in battle, and to possess qualities of courage, loyalty,

The memory that I have on them was the peculiar way they would kill the chickens and their present in May 13th incident where one of them has to be stationed in front of my father's grocery shop to prevent people from looting after the curfew was lifted, if I could recall. I could be wrong on this.

The American Army

Not much I could recalled was only the sudden present in Penang during the period when they were retreating from the Vietnam war. They would drove the Jeep to Georgetown from Telok Bahang. "The American Army has landed"
They would dropped by my father grocery shop for the some food stuff. My father managed to buy the army biscuit from them. Consuming 2 pieces were enough to fill an empty stomach.

They were given a very special place , a secluded beach where few hikers would go there due to the distance from Telok Bahang .

The American army jeep

The Hippies

How long could their grow? and how dirty they could be. Memory of Woodstock

I was very fond of them for it was from them that I have collected the first set of die cast army model which they throw away during their individual family retreat from Penang.
They would placed them nicely beside the dustbin and being a very young boy, finding these type of toy was like a heavenly gift. How expensive to purchase and I have seen them in certain shops but dare not ask my dad to buy it.
Then there were the comics which I could buy in the local book store and not to forget
the many English novels that they would exchange or sell with the Australian
Even I was given a Christian name, Peter, by them during one of their gathering for they could not pronounce my Chinese name.

The Local Chinese , Malay, Indian community

cont ........................