My Chronicles of 2010

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Written on Thursday, December 30, 2010 by KayChink

Ahh~ it’s time to bid farewell to the greatest year in my life! To sum up, here are the highlights..

1. Trip to Old Trafford

One of the ultimate dreams of the Red Devils fan! Pity I didn’t manage to watch their game but fortunately, there’s always next time!

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"Cherish the last leaf of Autumn, the first of the last snow of Winter and flowers of Spring...freeze those moments in your camera for a lifetime of memories!" Mama

2. Disneyland Paris

When I was a little boy, I always dreamed of going to Disneyland to meet my favourite character, Mickey! 2010 has given me that opportunity! thank you!

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"My life has never been easy. It takes hard work and series of failures for me to become who I am today. I'm no genius but I'm just an ordinary guy with high ambition." Kay

3. FC Colo-Colo

Besides playing for Samba CF, I was invited by Naqqib to join this team for Tamil New Year Cup. Even though we didn’t manage to pass the group stage, we managed to bag a win and I scored a goal! More importantly, we had fun together. Thanks Naqqib!

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"It's normal for you to experience failures. All you need to do is get back on your feet and try again, maybe harder. 3rd time's the charm." Kay

4. The best year for Le Samba CF

We were 4th in the league! I didn’t remember how many goals I scored.  What I remember is, we gave them hell. Thank you for your hard work Sambas!

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"As we grow older, our brains degenerate. In order to keep being wise, we need to depend on our experience." Kay

5. FIFA World Cup ‘Cup’ was in Moscow!

Who would expect the event itself will be held in Moscow? Well, I already witnessed it! Winking smile

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"Bercintalah hingga akhir hayat..."Mama

6. I met Amy Search in person!

Thanks Mama, he is the first artist I ever met. *Lisa Surihani will always be on the top of my “Must Meet Artists” XD

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"One thing about bad people, they live by feeding on your anger. So, take a chill pill and relax while enjoying the front row seat watching them starve to death." Kay

7. Cuti-cuti Malaysia 2010

I never knew Malaysia is such a beauty until I witnessed it myself. I went to Melaka with Mags and Kanch, then to Penang and Sabah for a week. It felt like being a tourist in my own country.The best Cuti-cuti Malaysia EVER.

 

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"It is not hard to spread the love. All you need is a little push, a pinch of determination and a source of inspiration..nothing more, nothing less. " Kay

8. Have you witnessed 2 Moons before?

Well.. I have! Actually it is because the planet Mars was close enough until we could see it with our naked eyes. AWESOME.

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"awww....my late christmas present is the best... i got myself a 哥哥 ...thx to Kay Rezza =)" Sarah

9. iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 + iPad

I know.. very typical of me. Well, we all need to keep up with the latest trend and technology!

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"Why dwell in the PAST when you have the FUTURE waiting ahead? Whether or not it's going to be bright, depends on the path you chose in the PRESENT."

10. 10.10.10

My birthday which fell only “once in a century”.

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"Hidup ini hanya sekali, gunakan sebaik-baiknya" Kay

11. The Last Russian Raya

Finally after almost 6 years without celebrating raya in Malaysia, it finally came to an end! Actually I didn’t feel any difference because here in Moscow, I have a very big family and because of that, it always feels like HOME.

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"You are your own leader, not the others. When they start to lead your own life, it's going to be a living hell." Kay

12. Bella came into my life

My very first cat and she is the most beautiful cat I ever seen! Bella means white in Russian. I’m going to miss her though..

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"I just killed a fly by trapping it using a sticky tape and while it was struggling, i cut its head and tried to check the reflexes. Turned out the proboscis reacted towards external stimuli but the wings didn't. It was fun." Kay

13.  My first Gold in a competitive game

We continued the legacy of 6th year students domination in futsal! Thank you for the opportunity! All my hard work for 5 years has been paid off. 

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"I don't study HARD because I'm not a NERD and i have a life that is too precious to be WASTED. Instead, i study SMART. With that philosophy, I'm one step to become a DOCTOR." Kay

14. Malaysia has finally won the AFF Cup

My 2010 has perfectly ended with a win for my beloved country. How I wish I was part of the team..that has always been my dream.

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"Have you decided on your new year's resolution yet? Frankly, I never had one. I'm the type of guy who likes to break the rules." Kay

As for the coming 2011, I'd say it will be a walk to remember, the peak of my life and in the end, it will be LEGENDARY.

The 10 minutes Ultimatum

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Written on Saturday, October 30, 2010 by KayChink

What? Why? How? Answers to these questions, AND MORE, in Gizmodo's ultimate jailbreaking guide for iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Jailbreaking is...

...freedom for iOS users, giving them a way to break free from Apple's restrictive App Store ecosystem, install whatever software they want, and use their phones however they please. Technically, each jailbreak is a hack; an exploitation of some flaw in the devices' operating systems, used to install unauthorized software. This software generally includes some kind of alternative App Store, called either Cydia or Rock.

Jailbreaking is openly discouraged by Apple, who updates various jailbreak exploits out of existence as fast as hackers can find them, but even after three years of pressure from Jobs and Co., the jailbreak scene is still as lively as ever.

...and worth trying because...

...the jailbreak app stores are packed full of previously forbidden goodness. This ranges from replacement text message apps and device skins to Wi-Fi tethering apps and access to hidden device settings. The best case to be made for jailbreaking is a showcase of the apps it lets you download.

...and is easy to install on any iOS device

There are a few different options for jailbreaking iOS devices, some more involved than others, but at this point, and for current software versions LimeRa1n is the best choice. It works the same way on both Windows and Mac, works for nearly all iDevices (though some 2G iPhone owners have problems), and gets the job done quickly.

The Ultimate Jailbreaking Guide

YOU'LL NEED:
• An iOS device running version 3.2.2 (iPad) or 4.1 (iPhone and iPod Touch)
• A computer with which your iDevice has been paired via sync
• LimeRa1n software from here (an .EXE for Windows users, and a .APP file for Mac users, which must be extracted from a .ZIP)
• A recent iTunes backup of your device, since it will need to be restored after jailbreaking
• About 10 minutes, max

THEN:

1. Connect your iDevice to your computer, and wait until it is recognized by the operating system or iTunes
2. Open the LimeRa1n app
3. Click "make it ra1n"
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4. Your device will enter recovery mode. One it's done, you will be prompted to manually put the device in DFU mode by pressing and holding your home and power buttons.
5. After about 10 or 15 seconds you'll need to release the power button, but continue holding the home button. You will be prompted by the installer to perform this step, so keep a close eye on it.
6. The device will enter DFU mode, at which point you can let go of the home button. The installer takes care of the rest.
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When the phone reboots you will see a new startup screen, and find a limera1n app on your homescreen. Run it to install Cydia—then from there, whatever the hell you want.

Tomorrow

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Written on Sunday, October 17, 2010 by KayChink

Ahhh this is fun. I'm writing a blog via my iPhone as I am laying comfortly in my bed.



So, what tomorrow would bring? Is it going to be cold and snowy? Or it will be clear as predicted?



Ohhh..I hate Sunday night. Thinking about how the time passes so quickly until I have to force myself to sleep or I'd wake up grumpy, cranky and old.

I hate forcing myself. I hate Sunday night. Tomorrow.. Let it be great.


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Location:ул. Академика Волгина,Moscow,Russia

Choices

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Written on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by KayChink

In life, every path leads somewhere and we are all on a path of some kind. So, the important question here is this – do you know where your path is leading you?

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TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

In many ways life is like any other journey and the path we choose is important. If you are going to take subway/LRT/Metro from your place to city center, there are many number of ways to get there. You get to choose the path that’s right for you.

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Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,

Maybe you’ll choose the less busy route or maybe a scenic route because you want to relax and enjoy the trip. In this case it’s okay if it takes longer, getting there fast is not your main concern. But what if you are on a tighter schedule? Then you might decide to take the most direct route. It’s not as pretty as the scenic route, but it will get you there a lot faster.

And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.

I, myself has considered to take different paths in life but do I have  a map to guide myself on its journey? My parents played a major role in the decision I’ve made and they never stop giving me moral support in whichever field  I choose.  I remember being so excited about becoming a fire-fighter just because I like to play with water. Then they framed some news articles about it and put it in my room. Later I decided to become an astronaut because I like to fly in a rocket and see the stars. Then they bought me reference books about the stars and planets.

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One day when I was walking home, a man in a car stopped and offered me a ride. Well, he looked familiar and I didn’t hesitated to agree. Turned out he was one of the executives of MAS and while in the car he said that he would want me to join MAS as a steward and obviously I turned down the offer. But again, what if? Maybe I’d turned out to be a singer or actor like Anuar Zain. hehehe

Finally, here I am in a medical school devoting myself to save lives.

Each path will provide its own unique variety of experiences while still leading to the same destination. Some will be more enjoyable than others. So, the quality of the journey entitled to just as much consideration as the destination.

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

If you run into roadblocks find a way around or over them and keep moving. If your path doesn’t seem to be leading where you want to go then choose a different path. Life is a journey and there is absolutely no reason to spend it going around in circles.

AdaMaya

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Written on Saturday, May 08, 2010 by KayChink

Best sangat ke citer ni sampai ramai yg tergila-gilakannya? Tapi lagunya sangatla best. “YangTerindah” daripada Dakmie sekarang selalu dimainkan 24 jam, berulang-ulang kat computer aku. Lirik n melodinya mmg sedondon la! hehehe.

Aku ada download AdaMaya, tapi tak tau bila nak tengok. Sekarang tgh kusyuk menonton Lost Season 4. Setiap episode akan membuatkan aku nak tengok lagi. sangat suspense.. membuatkan aku tertanya-tanya ape yg akan terjadi kat episode berikutnya. Tapi aku nak tengok AdaMaya jugaaak~!! Maybe aku nak try tengok first episode kejap lagi. ;)

Yang Terindah

Semenjak kau hadir dalam hidupku
Tiada lagi keresahan
Kau mengetuk pintu hatiku
Tanpa sedar hingga ku izinkan

Kau yang bernama cinta
Kau yang memberi rasa
Kau yang ilhamkan bahagia
Hingga aku terasa indah

Maaf jika ku tidak sempurna
Tika bahagia mula menjelma
Bila keyakinan datang merasa
Kasih disalut dengan kejujuran

Mencintai dirimu
Merindui dirimu
Memiliki dirimu
Hingga akhir hayat bersama kamu

Kau yang bernama cinta
Kau yang memberi rasa
Kau yang ilhamkan bahagia
Hingga aku terasa indah

Kau yang bernama cinta
Hingga aku rasa indah

 

 

oklah, nak pergi tengok AdaMaya!!

7 Tentpoles of iPhone OS 4.0

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Written on Friday, April 09, 2010 by KayChink

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Apple is back with the latest big revision of the OS that powers the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. iPhone OS 4 is shipping this summer (iPad in the fall), and the developer preview will be out today. iPhone 3GS and new-gen iPod touch will get all the features, but some features won't make it to the iPhone 3G, original iPhone, and older iPod touches.

In addition, iPhone 4.0 boasts more than 100 new user features, such as playlist creation, 5x digital zoom in the camera app, tap-to-focus for video, auto photo-geotagging, the addition of Places functionality, the ability to change the Home screen wallpaper, improved spell-checking, and support for Bluetooth keyboards. Many of the features added are already available on the iPad, which currently runs iPhone OS 3.2.

1. Multitasking

The biggest new feature is multitasking, which Apple says is going to be the "best" implementation in the smartphone space, though it's obviously not the first. App switching is activated by double tapping the home button, which pulls up a "dock" of currently running apps, and Apple claims it can do this without hurting battery life or performance for the front app.

2. Folders

You’ll be able to stash apps in folders in iPhone 4.0

To tackle the problem of having too many apps on your phone, Apple is introducing Folders in the iPhone 4.0 update. “As people are downloading more and more apps, they have to keep flicking from page to page,” Jobs said. “They want a way to organize [apps] and find them, and Folders fits the bill.”

3. Mail

Apple has overhauled the Mail application for iPhone 4.0, adding support for a number of features, including a unified inbox that allows you to see all incoming mail from multiple accounts. You can also quickly jump between inboxes for multiple accounts. In addition, Mail also now supports more than one Exchange account at a time, and you can also organize by thread.

Attachments are enhanced as well: you can now tap files attached (.doc, .pdf ect) to e-mail messages to open them in a separate application, including third-party apps.

4. iBooks on iPhone

In another borrowed feature from the iPad, Apple will make its iBooks e-reader available to the iPhone in iPhone OS 4.0. The iPhone offering will be a smaller version of the iPad app, but it allows for the same features, including purchasing from Apple’s iBookstore. And you’ll also be able to sync your place and bookmarks between multiple devices—leave off reading a book on your iPad, and you can start reading it in the same place on your iPhone.

5. Enterprise features

iPhone 4.0 has added new features for business users. At the top of the list is better data protection: all e-mail, including attachments, can be encrypted with your PIN code. And Apple will make encryption APIs available to third-party developers, allowing them to do the same with data stored in their apps.

Apple also plans to roll out improvements for mobile device management for companies that deploy large numbers of iPhones. Companies can now wirelessly distribute applications anywhere in the world from their own servers.

6. Game Center

Billed as a “developer preview” in iPhone OS 4, Apple announced a social-gaming network called Game Center, which seems poised to compete with services such as Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. You’ll be able to invite friends, participate in online matchmaking, compete in leaderboards, earn achievements, and more. While available first to developers—presumably so they can integrate the functionality in their apps—Game Center will roll out to end users later this year.

7. iAd

As was widely rumored, Apple announced its own built-in advertising system for the iPhone OS, iAd. Developers to incorporate ads into their application and use both video and interactive elements without taking users out of the current application. And the system is built entirely on Adobe Flash HTML5.

“It’s all about helping our developers make money through advertising so they can keep their free apps free,” said Jobs.

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Hello, iPad!!

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Written on Sunday, April 04, 2010 by KayChink

The Apple iPad. The name is a killing word -- more than a product -- it's a statement, an idea, and potentially a prime mover in the world of consumer electronics. Before iPad it was called the Apple Tablet, the Slate, Canvas, and a handful of other guesses -- but what was little more than rumor and speculation for nearly ten years is now very much a reality. Announced on January 27th to a middling response, Apple has been readying itself for what could be the most significant product launch in its history; the making (or breaking) of an entirely new class of computer for the company.
Hardware
Industrial design

The bulk of its surface is taken up by a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768, capacitive, multitouch LED-backlit display surrounded by a glossy black bezel that some will say is too wide but, in practice, is an important design consideration that prevents the touchscreen from being inadvertently activated when handled. There's only Apple's signature "home" button to interact with, and the back of the device is a dutifully simple piece of curved aluminum. Like most Apple products, it's a beauty to behold, but it's not exactly notable for design flourishes; simply put, it's good looking but not terribly exciting.

The iPad does house a few other components you should be aware of: a volume rocker and screen position lock (which forces the device to remain in landscape or portrait mode) on the upper right hand side, a power / sleep button and headphone jack on either side of its top edge, and Apple's famous 30-pin dock connector alongside a single thin speaker on the bottom of the unit. There is nothing outwardly notable about the buttons or layout on the iPad -- if you've used an iPod touch or iPhone, you'll find yourself right at home... and that's exactly how Apple wants it.

Internals

As you probably know by now, the iPad packs Apple's custom, PA Semi-designed 1GHz A4 system-on-a-chip -- a single Cortex A8 core coupled with a PowerVR SGX GPU.

Display

As we mentioned at the start of the review, the iPad is all about its screen, and Apple's 9.7-inch LED backlit IPS display does not disappoint. Colors on the screen are vibrant and saturated, while blacks feel true and deep. The iPad can be cranked up to an almost painful brightness, but also handles lower settings well -- that's especially important for readers (they even include a brightness control inside of iBooks).

Other hardware

For the most part, there's not much else to say about the iPad when it comes to its physical attributes. The home button is your only point of hardware interaction with the software, though you have those volume controls and rotation lock switch. The speaker actually does a rather impressive job of outputting clean, well balanced sound given its size, but let's be honest -- you're not going to be using this as your party sound system. The 30-pin connector is standard issue for Apple's mobile products, but we have to take serious issue with the lack of a USB port or SD card reader. The company offers both of these as an accessory as a means to transfer photos and video onto the device, but it seems like such a glaring oversight to not have built these in that it bears mentioning.

Software
Operating system / User interface

By now you should know that the iPad's interface is nearly identical in every way to the iPhone or iPod touch UI. The reason for that is obvious: it's built on the same operating system, a derivation of OS X for mobile devices. As far as actual navigation on the device goes, it really is exactly like the iPhone. You have pages and pages made up of grids of icons, a dock for your favorite apps (up to six, mind you), and a persistent status bar which displays the time and other information. In our opinion Apple has missed a huge opportunity to open up the "desktop" space on the iPad and allow for micro-apps or widgets on these screens. On the iPad there isn't really a single glanceable piece of information you can get at beyond the time and WiFi status -- and using all of that gorgeous screen real estate just to display a widely spaced grid of icons is not only a waste, but just kind of looks silly. In truth, if Apple's developers believe that it's not helpful to give people more than a single thing to look at at one time, they're not only wrong, but they're contradicting years of improvements to the company's desktop OS. That said, thereare a few new components present in the iPad UI which shows that Apple has put some effort into expanding the language of this OS.

Before we talk about the overall feel of using this device, we wanted to break down those new elements:

  • Pop-overs (modals): Windows which pop up and hover above the content you're interacting with, used to excellent effect within the iPod app for displaying track listings when you touch an album, or getting information on books or music to purchase in the iBookstore and iTunes. These modals have their own navigation and points of interaction separate from the main content you're working with.
  • Split screens: Exactly what it sounds like. Apple is using all that big real estate to break up what would have been multiple pages on an iPhone, dividing up the content into segments of the same screen. In the mail app, that means you can look at the list of your emails while keeping a message in view, or keep your multi-page work in Keynote available to you even when editing (think how Preview handles a folder of images).
  • Tap-and-hold: Now, this is present in some places on the iPhone, but Apple has really expanded its use with the iPad, offering lots of situations where a long press gets you deeper, contextual interactivity and functionality. We're big fans of this gesture on other devices (hello, Android), and it's nice to see Apple putting it to better use within the iPad's UI. We hope this trend continues throughout the company's mobile OSs.
  • Contextual menus: While tap-and-hold gets you some options for context-specific menus, the iPad interface is littered with other single tap buttons that pop open those same kind of options. The shift certainly seems to be towards these transient menus as opposed to paging through screens like we're used to on the iPhone.
  • Toolbar drop-downs: Apple hammered on toolbar items with previous iterations of the iPhone OS, but on the iPad, toolbars aren't just links to deeper pages -- they're self-contained menus, often with lots of levels and options for tweaking the work you're doing. They are literally all over the iPad.
  • Tabs (or Cover Flow) everywhere: You know how Safari handles multiple pages? Well that behavior is used throughout the iPad to navigate through files or lists of options. In Safari, as in other apps, the content is presented as a grid, while elsewhere it's a scrollable list akin to Mobile Safari's present use (or webOS cards).
  • Nearly full-sized virtual keyboards: In portrait mode, we were able to tap out some messages using our thumbs, but we mostly did single finger typing. On the other hand, the landscape keyboard is big and totally usable. In fact, we were surprised at how quickly and accurately we could bang out emails on it.

To put a point on the iPad's UI and the user experience: there is no question that Apple has created an engaging, simple, and surprisingly powerful platform for this device. For many of the applications -- especially some of the third party titles starting to trickle out -- the stuff people are coming up with is insanely clever, just plain cool, or both.

For many consumers, it will be easy enough to accomplish much of what you would with a netbook or laptop on the iPad, and yet other experiences will extend far beyond what you would do on a typical computer. It's not a laptop replacement, and this OS can't do everything a laptop can do -- but maybe it doesn't have to.

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