Thursday, May 30, 2013

And.. Returning Back To Life

I was at Gerik, Perak yesterday. Today, my house is like this because of a break in.

Dad's Room

Bro's room

My.. box of randoms

And amidst all the chaos at home, look what Jesus did for me.
He protected my pedestal, my life, my everything! (Yes, even my HDD was here. Good thing I was painting the day before I left to Gerik, because if I wasn't, I'd have left the HDD with my new laptop, which is now under Najib's magic of disappearing.)

Aih, life sucks la. I had to wait 1 and a half month and ask my ex to bring the laptop back for me from Johor only to find that it's charitable goods for the... needy. Even my ang pow money worth RM400's all gone.

But whatever. I can type this blogpost today here at home. So.. mustn't be too bad I guess.

My mom's room isn't in the images above. It looks the worst though.

And to everyone living near SS5, don't go for vacations anytime soon. 5 houses got broken in already this whole week. So.. keep your guards up.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Taking A Break From Cyber Life

With FB in particular.

These days, it seems as if I'm just waiting for something to happen.
And it's starting to make me feel like shit.

Being on FB doesn't exactly help me destress anyways. Being
away from it should do me some good anyhow.

I'm already done with the 2 commissions I was working on already anyways.

I gotta unplug man.

This is for an album commission. Sorry about the watermark. It's gonna be used for something that's gonna
be mass produced. Gonna have to make it annoying for people to steal in the very least haha.

This is for a Magic card token. Same watermark disclaimer shit.

And I got a new basketball!
Been shooting hoops like mad, so much so that one other time,
I kept shooting hoops until the tip of my fingers got lacerated lolz.

I was trying to shoot 100 hoops. I didn't know a simple endeavor that
began at 7.45 am would have ended at 9.50 am. But what pissed me off
wasn't me taking so much time, but only managing to make 84 shots out of
my initial goal to do 100, then throwing in because my finger hurt too much
to throw. Pffft.

Zzzz. I'll beat it later. Stupid hoop. And after that incident, I only do 100 tries
at any one time. I don't want my hooping hobby to become a problem with
my artistic interests anymore lolz.

My average is terrible. Out of 100 shots, my best was just 21/100.
The past few days has been 18, 16, 14, 17 and etc. I don't really
bother to record it down if I don't hit at least 20/100.

And from the looks of this data, I guess I did at least... 900 shots
that other time. It's no wonder my fingers were squirming in pain.

Anyways, since I'm gonna be taking some time off for a bit, I might as well just recount
a few other things that I've wanted to do and did.

  1. I finally found out how to pay the PTPTN loan.
  2. I finished clearing the debris below my table and got my new computer!
  3. & cleaned it up real thoroughly...
  4. made up with my ex and decided to keep in touch.
  5. finished the aforementioned commissions
  6. reconnecting to a certain few people.
And I guess there's that. I actually thought of posting daily about what I do
and stuff. But I thought it to be ridiculous, since nobody has all the time in
the world to keep looking through separate individual posts of the same thing.

I mean, look at LonelyReload. I admire his enthusiasm, but after a while, I just
got lazy along the way to even read his posts now. So much for my 365 plan eh.

But I'll figure something out that's not so tiring for you and me.

Ah right, I almost forgot that I also cleaned up my blog followings.

Anyways, there's that. If any of you needs to reach me, my contact details
are on Facebook as per usual. Just don't FB me and expect me to reply
within a week lol. If you need something, just call me. Don't be shy. I can
only bite you in person, not over the phone or through a digital conversion of text.

K. Bye, for now. I'll be back, whenever.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Household Treasures.

Nice stuff from Facebook.

***** 50 FABULOUS FINDS *****


Most people are watching their dollars and working off a budget to make ends meet. Many are also now looking for natural alternatives to live a more wholesome and chemical free life. Following are a few ways in which you can have both of the above. These uses are becoming more prevalent and are easy to do it yourself. So, here are great easy uses for common household items to make your life more chemical free and your wallet a little fatter.

1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVDApply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc. Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!

2) Cornstarch: Untangle KnotsSprinkling cornstarch into tough knots, such as shoe laces helps loosen them.

3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood FurnitureGet rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture by rubbing a walnut on the areas. The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture and pocket book will be saved.

4) Club Soda: Make Your Breads FluffierWhen baking, where recipes call for water, add club soda instead to make pancakes, waffles and any other breads fluffier.

5) Salt: Keep Windows Frost FreePour a cup of salt into a liter of water. Sponge the liquid onto the inside of window to prevent frost from forming during the winter months.

6) Rubbing Alcohol: Remove Permanent MarkerDab the surface that has the permanent marker on it with a cloth or cotton ball covered in rubbing alcohol to make it disappear quickly.

7) Chap stick: Stops Bleeding When Nicked ShavingCut yourself shaving? Just swipe some chap stick over the cut to stop that constant bleeding. No more tissue squares!

8) Apple Juice: Removes DandruffDon’t ask how it works, but it does! Instead of buying a special shampoo, just wash your hair in apple juice to rid your scalp of pesky dandruff.

9) Aspirin: Get Rid of Armpit Stains 
on T-Shirts
Grind up an aspirin tablet or two, then make a paste out of it using water, lemon or vinegar. Spread the paste on the stained area and let sit for an hour before washing.

10) Olive Oil: Make Pets’ Coat ShinierAdd a bit of olive oil to your pet’s food to give them a healthier, shinier coat of fur.

11) Newspapers: Clean Windows and MirrorsInstead of using a spray and a streaky cloth, use only newspaper to clean off your mirrors and windows for a streak-free finish.

12) Baking Soda: Remove Bugs from WindshieldMix baking soda with warm water to make a paste. Spread the paste over your windshield for fifteen minutes. Then wipe or spray off with a hose.

13) Bleach: Extend Life of Flowers in VaseAdd a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool.

14) Kitchen Dish Soap: Flea-Killing Dog ShampooKitchen dish soap (not dish detergent) can double as dog shampoo for its flea killing abilities.

15) Coke: Remove Blood Stains from Clothing

Soak the stain in coke until the stain is dissolved, then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the coke dries, though.

16) Honey: Remove Blemish OvernightHave a blemish you need to get rid of by tomorrow? Put a dab of honey on the blemish and cover it up (it’s best to use a Band-Aid) and the honey’s natural antibacterial properties will clean out the bacteria by the morning.

(Well, apparently Honey really does remove blemishes. There was also another article that supported the idea that Honey is an anti-blemish agent. 2 stories sharing the same effect? Can't be a coincidence. )

17) Wax Paper: Clean Can Opener GearsRun a few small strips of wax paper through the can opener to clean out of the bits and pieces that have built up in the gears throughout the year. The wax will also rub off on the gears to protect for future use as well.

18) WD-40: Remove Crayons from WallsUse the lubricant and a cloth to remove stubborn crayon marks from the walls just by spraying the wall and wiping with a cloth.

19) Chalk: Keep Ants and Slugs Out of the HouseAnts and Slugs Won’t Touch Chalk. So, simply draw a line in front of your doorway where you are having problems with these pesky critters and they won’t cross it, meaning they won’t be able to get into your house.

20) Vinegar: Kills Weeds and Helps Flowers GrowVinegar is a magic wonder when it comes to gardening. It not only kills weeds but they help flowers grow as well. Douse vinegar all around your garden to prevent weeds from popping up and to help your flowers to grow healthy and strong.

21) Mayonnaise: Remove Bumper StickerSpread mayonnaise on the bumper sticker and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then, rub the sticker off with a towel, leaving a clean bumper!

22) Tin Foil Ball: Replace Dryer Sheets PermanentlyInstead of using a dryer sheet ball up one or a few sheets of tin foil and toss it in the dryer. It removes the static electricity from your clothes and one can last up to a year.

23) Banana Peel: Polish Leather ShoesUse the inside of a banana peel to give shoes a professional and natural shine that will last for quite some time.

24) Mouthwash: Cure Athlete’s FootPour mouthwash on cotton balls and then swab your feet. The alcohol will disinfect the bacteria completely if you continue this for a week or so.

25) Baking Soda: Clean BBQ GrillMix a cup of baking soda with half a cup water to make a paste. Dip your brush into the paste and scrub the grill. The caked on pieces and black residue will come off much quicker and using baking soda is much safer and cheaper than using cleaning chemicals.

26) Coffee Grounds: FertilizerCoffee is full of nutrients and vitamins that are very beneficial to soil. That’s why some people include it in compost piles. If you want to get the most out of your coffee, pour the grounds on areas where you want more grass or flowers.

27) Olive Oil: Shaving CreamThe smoothness of the oil can replace the need for shaving cream, and it also provides great moisture.

28) Dryer Sheets: Gets Rid of Static ElectricityUse dryer sheets to remove static electricity from things such as clothing, TV screens or your own hair. Tame fly away strands by running a dryer sheet over them.

29) Freezer: Freeze Candles to Make Them Last LongerPut candles in the freezer for at least 2 hours before using. Once you burn them, the wax will melt at a much slower pace, making them last much longer!

30) Two glasses of water: Cure HeadacheWater is the cure to most common headaches. To make the headache go away quickly, drink two cups of water very quickly.

31) Lemons: Deodorize Garbage DisposalToss whole slices of lemon into the garbage disposal then run it. The acidity of the lemon will rid your sink of all odors and leave a fresh scent that usually lasts for a few months.

32) Alka Seltzer: Remove Burnt-On Grease and Food StainsWhen letting your pots and pans soak, throw in one or two Alka Seltzer tablets and the caked on residue from cooking will come off easily when you scrub/wash.

33) Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve DiarrheaMix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into eight ounces of water to soothe your stomach. The taste may not be the greatest, but the antibacterial properties of the vinegar will end the unpleasantness of the bowel problems.

34) Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from GlassApply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch is gone. Make sure the glass is clean beforehand.

35) Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox and SunburnsPound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath to soothe your skin while you soak. You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after.

36) Buttons: Sort EarringsOrganize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled by using spare buttons as holders for each pair.

37) Corn Oil: Prevent Hairballs for PetsAdd a few drops of corn oil to your pets’ food to prevent hairballs from forming. The thick oil helps the fur pass through the animal’s system much quicker and easily.

38) Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from HairThere are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one. Give it a try rather than peanut butter the next time you’re in need.

39) Coke: Remove Oil Stains from the DrivewayOil stains are very difficult to remove pavement, but one method guaranteed to work is Coke. The highly acidic drink will eat away at the oil until clean.

40) Brown Sugar: Facial ScrubA scrub is good to do about once a month to remove dead skin and bacteria built up in pores and remove excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products and will definitely result in a clearer and smoother complexion.

41) Dryer Sheet: Lint BrushYou already know that dryer sheets remove lint in the dryer. Well, it can do the same thing out of the dryer, too. When you’re in a fix, use a dryer sheet. It works just as well as a lint brush, and if you like the scent, it’s an added bonus.

42) Newspaper: Deodorize food containers and Food Drawers in the RefrigeratorFor that stinky Tupperware or smelly refrigerator drawer that is too much to deal with, toss in a sheet of newspaper overnight before you deal with it. The paper will absorb the smell greatly reducing it or eliminating it completely.

43) Olive Oil: Unstick a ZipperThe oil will help the zipper slide more easily, fixing the problem!

44) Salt: Cool Something QuicklyYou know that feeling when you’re having a BBQ and someone asks for a drink and you realize that no one has put them in the cooler? There’s nothing worse than a warm drink on a hot day. Chill a drink quickly, by adding salt and water to your ice. The drinks will be cold in a matter of minutes; saving your party and making you look smart all at once.

45) Scotch Tape: Prevent Wall from Chipping When NailingThe wall can leave unsightly chips when hammering in a nail. Prevent this by simply placing a piece of scotch tape over the area you’re going to nail. The wall will be held tighter, preventing chips from occurring.

46) Alka Seltzer: Soothe Insect BitesDissolve two tablets into a glass of water. Then use a cloth or cotton ball to apply it to the affected area. The red will go down and most importantly, the itchiness will vanish usually in fifteen minutes.

47) Lemon: Whitens WhitesAdd about half a cup of lemon juice to your load of whites to makes them extra white. You can use lemon juice with bleach or detergent, so don’t worry about mixing chemicals with the acidic lemon.

48) Banana Peel: Whiten TeethThis may sound a little odd, but rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth twice a day for two weeks and you will receive the same effect from a teeth-whitening kit. Plus, you’ll save yourself money and the hassle of using chemicals.

49) Hair Dryer: Free Photos Stuck on PagesIf you have a photo stuck on a page that you can’t get free, try using a blow dryer on the back of the page. It will loosen the photo from the page and the adhesive holding it there.

50) Banana Peel: Heal Most Skin ProblemsBananas are the magical fruit, because they heal many common problems on the skin. By rubbing the peel on your skin, you can heal bruises and cuts and eliminate rashes, itching and warts. Basically if you have a common skin problem, it can be cured by this fruit.

I hope you can put some or all of these to good use to save money and make your home a safer environment. There are tons more DIY uses for common household items like these. make sure to share the info with your friends! ♥

Aight, that's the entire thingy. Hope it helped somewhat.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Bullet Train: 10 Toes Short.

Just the other day, my bro's gf saw me with my new haircut when she dropped by the house,
and gee, was she flabbergasted.

I don't see a reason why she'd have the need to feel the way she did with my new look.
I mean, even if her world mission was to make everyone look great, her sudden reaction
kinda took me off guard and I was pretty chippy when I gave her my response.

And it's just the usual military cut lolz.

Anyway, after letting that event sorta incubate in my mind, I had this idea about how
I should react to people who... I donno, are concerned with my looks.

"Well, look, I'm not looking to get spikes on my hair if you know what I mean. When 
I really wanna do it, just for the fun of it, I'll come looking for you, kay? So for now, 
do us both a favor and don't mind me. I appreciate your concern though, but no thanks."

This should've been what I was supposed to say.

Oh well, lets hope that comes out right when it needs to.

Speaking about nothing important, I've come to realize a few other things that I find
not so important in my life in the past few days. One of them being sourcing out a
new potential the one.

I must admit, being the guy who was in a serious relationship for 3 years, poured
my heart out for it in a jar and actually made up my mind that Pastella was the
one, and had to let it go in the end to drop and shatter, sucks cockatrice.

But it taught me that, more often than not, sometimes I just wished I weren't in a
relationship. It wasn't about whether or not there's a sea of fishes out there for me to
swim in and venture the possibilities with, but it had a lot more to do with whether or
not our mutual interests coincide, and that our emotions were in sync with one another.

I loved her. She loved me. So what was the fatal flaw?

Well, our mutual interests weren't the issue. It had more to do with our emotions that
were never really at the right places at the right times. We weren't a horrible match, but
our timing was horrendous lol.

Turns out after we gave things a shot, those things somewhat shot me a bullet too. And
I can't seem to get that bullet out after its puncturing entrance. Funny how the wound has
healed, but the bullet remains embedded inside.

But why'd I care anyways? MY HEART WAS IN A JAR AND IT SHATTERED.

Anyways, that bullet, is the epiphany that if all my future relationships are gonna be
like this, an utter waste of time, effort and investment, why bother? If never happened
yet. So why give up now right?

I guess it's because I'm tired. Well, my ex had a knack for making me feel like shit for
a future she can never fathom or control. I think that's a normal process for everyone in
general. What she failed to do however, was keeping her cool with it. She allowed the
issues to implode within and well, sad to say we could kiss our relationship goodbye.

And I must say, dealing with her implosion for 3 years finally took its toll on my psyche.
So yes, I do genuinely feel like giving up before giving things a chance. I learn from the best
after all.

I guess I don't want to be the guy who can make all the magic happen for that one special
person anymore. Love is beautiful no doubt, but commitment sure knows how to make an
ugly appearance in that magical setting where unicorns exist. I mean, look at Najib.

And it always gets uglier when you find out that beautiful love you share, isn't enough to take
up the weight of commitment, and all the safety nets, no mater how awesome they are, snap.
Whatever magic you've had together just vanishes into thin air. No more talk about chemistry,
or interests or whatnot. It was as if there wasn't any love in the first place.

Because there's nothing more to talk about. The love was fake. It was too fragile.
It was innocent. And it wasn't strong enough to manifest. So yes, it's as good as there
wasn't any. But at least there was a tsunami.

When you come to understand that commitment is a balancing act on a tightrope, you just
realize that it doesn't really matter who does more or less. When you give too much, you'll
lean too much on one side and fall down. When you don't, you'll just be waiting for yourself
to fall down eventually. And if you don't have a weight bar to support your balance, you'll
have nothing to balance on other than yourself.

Frankly speaking, needy people who can't seem to appreciate themselves aren't
worth our magic. You help them grow out from their shell only to find that their ego
benefits way too much from it. And as much as they feel indebted to you for having
that empty gap of basic love in them fulfilled by someone else other than those nasty
pricks called family, they finally move on from you, expecting something better. When
they are happy, they want to be happier, and the possibilities suddenly becomes limitless
for them, therefore pushing themselves to crush whatever they had before so that they
could get what they really deserve.

Something more. And maybe becoming a prick in the process too.

Great for them. Not as much for those who have to kick ass so much their toes have
gangrene. But what can they do? If the people they lost their toes for those who don't
give a shit about them in the end what can they do? The toes are already lost.

And why would those people who moved on have to care about? Those toeless buggars
decided to lose their toes for a reason greater than their toes. So why should they regret
that decision if they chose that route themselves right?

Well, it's normal for people to regret about stuff like when you take a bullet for
someone only to know that the man you saved in the gunfire was a raging pedophile.
And to know from Jesus that he gave another kid a trauma after your heroics for him
really churns up the nasties within. Especially when you knew you died for him.

Anyways, magic, is magic. It's the kind of thing that puts people in awe and great disbelief
because nobody'd actually think something like it can be pulled off by a one man show. And
magic happens. It's just that the people who're at the receiving end of it could never be able
to imagine the great deal of time, effort and attention it demands to happen.

But that's the whole point anyways. Fireworks are like magic.When people see them, they
make people ecstatic and high on drugs happy. Not full of grief. Nobody needs to know what
happens during the preparation besides those people who're losing toes to make magic happen.

And I think I've got no more toes left to lose for such magic. They are all already amputated
and gone. Whether my toes were actually worth someone's happiness or not doesn't matter
anymore. They are already lost. And I just have to accept that fact.

I'm throwing in the towel for Futurella now because I don't think she's is worth
my time, effort and attention, let alone toes. I've got other things that demand my
magic and who knows, maybe it'll spawn Nutellas out.

If I've learned anything else important in my previous relationship, it was the fact that
the love that sustains your well-being doesn't need to come from someone who loves
you. However, it has to first come from you loving yourself and finding out the proper
ways to do it.

Funny how our parents have been doing that job for us all their lives. And it takes us
quite the time to figure it out. For me, I guess it took Pastella to happen.

Once you already know how to take care of yourself, then being with another person
would just be a matter of showing that person that side of how you love yourself. If
that person fancies those gangrenous toes, then your mutual interests coincide as she
wants to be as toeless as you are. The same can be said if you like how she is taking
care of her hair, and you want yours to be somewhat like hers.

You'll still work hard on the relationship. Just not so much between you and
the other person anymore. Everything else can work out on their own somewhat
whenever mutual respect is involved I think.

Anyways, I intend to stitch up this part of my heart tight. I mean, it did shatter after that
jar dropped. Not sure how much juice is left in there too. I'd love to however, find out
what it's like to lose my fingers for someone one day. But till then, if it'll ever happen at
all, I'll just settle with being the guy with no toes left.

I'm afraid I'll take a pass on a fancy hairdo, or a fashion makeover and whatnot.
I don't need it. It's not like there's an 80's party around the corner anyways.

Letting go is oddly relieving. Too bad my toes won't be there to share the breeze.

It's really not that bad of a life, being alone. Of course, I guess I can say this because
I'm not pressured by my parents to bear offspring for the family as soon as I can.
And since I already own such a privilege, might as well act like I do.

There was once a woman who said that she didn't need men to make it big in the world.
And through that brief sharing of words, it set a tone for an idea to develop. The idea that
women can be as independent as men can. And that they don't need men's help to get what
they want, or need in life.

Who in the hell made up the idea that all men are independent and reliable creatures is beyond
my knowledge, but as far as I'm concerned, men and women are no different besides their physical
appearance and functions. We both have the same share of sentiments towards life, face similar
insecurities and yearn for a certain similar degree of success in being alive.

We're talking about people in modern context now. Not cavemen sciences. And there's just as
much womanly guys out there in the world as there are with manly girls. Even unknown heroes
and those stuck up degenerates share the same ratio.

And geebers, to think that I read something like men drink because they face reality and
women don't because they don't. What kinda load of bull is that? Some women don't even
need to drink to face reality. Whoever said that must be one sad pack of flesh to only be hanging
around females who can't seem to get their minds straight on reality his entire life. Those who
actually liked that idiot's remark are no worse than the buffoon himself.

Why can't men think more like that woman? Why the need to give a crap about settling down?
We humans are social creatures. But being alone doesn't kill us now does it? It's not like all of
us are desperate for attention and are completely incapable of loving yourself.

Wait, or are we?

Anyhow, experiencing love is a beautiful thing. Losing toes or having your heart shattered
in a jar sure damn straight doesn't feel great though.

But despite how our shit ended, I guess my ex and I still need one another to get over each
other, like climbing up that thick fat wall called being friends. So I'm gonna help her out and
maybe in the process, I'll help myself out too.

Things are never over between two souls who've shared love together. And that's why
we have to climb that thick fat wall over each other. That's what makes us more adult
than we already are. Really. Besides the fact that we're gonna be using each other as
human foot stools, all's well.

Things are considered over only when we've found a way to get used to not being like
how we were long enough to say that things are over.

Complicated much? Not really. Time doesn't heal issues. They just give us more time
to work around with them. I was never the person to believe that time heals stuff anyway.
I mean, amputated toes don't regrow. That's a start.

Besides, I don't intend to replicate the experience with someone else. I've had my fill of
love. And I don't want to have to actively compare another girl with my ex in my subconscious
every frickin' moment. I don't intend to find out what an implosion feels like inside my brain neither.

The minute I decided she was perfect for me, she was, and I loved everything about her
from all her bad habits to all the good I see in her. Maybe she knows that too, but she just
wasn't happy with me. Can I blame her for that? I wish. But could I lose my fingers for that?

... I shall intentionally avoid that question

It's sad. But better than suffering together I suppose. I mean, it's coming to a point where I
actually feel pity for all the couples I see who hold their hands and act all happy and stuff as
I know they won't last. I guess that kinda gives those lovebirds more solid reasoning to have
a shotgun marriage. They can deal with the shit after they have fun heheh.

But I do honestly hope Pastella finds someone that completes her. If she doesn't, well,
I guess it's not my problem now. Just some of the perks of being friends.

Some things that are lost just never come back, like my toes and that shattered jar with my
heart in it. But couples can't expect to do away with one another if they are gonna act as if they
are still a couple, dontcha think?

Old habits die hard. But meh, we're adults. It'll work out.

What. Can't handle a random painting at the end?

I initally intended to write something more morbid. But I guess the lameness from losing all 10
of my toes kinda went commando on operation gung ho.

K, bye. And don't pour your heart out into a jar unless if it's a Nutella jar. You'll die of chocolate
addiction in the very least that way.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

PTPTN Loan Repayment

It's actually easier than I thought. Gosh, to think that I was planning to visit
the HQ just to enquire about paying the loan when that service is already
provided at your account. Here, I'll walk you through if you're somewhat
like me before this.

And if you already know your loan ID, you may follow this one instead.

If you don't, then just do this:
Go to PTPN home.

I donno why the icon isn't loading.
Anyways, just click the one next to e-sspsn-i
After clicking it, it should take you here.
Just key in your ic. no. and hit Semak, then click that Penyata thingy.
And you should be at the login page.

If you have no idea what your password is, call 03 2080 4455
to reset. Just put in your ic, choose the option for Pembiayaan Balik,
then hit 0 for operator. The operator who serviced me was very nice,
so don't be nervous about it. They ain't gonna eat you up through the phone.
Once you go in, hit the Penyata Baki link.
This page should appear.

And as you can see, I already paid RM50. To pay back, simply hit
the Bayaran Balik melalui FPX link.

Put in you desired amount and hit the Bayar button. It should take
you to a merchant site after you follow up with Teruskan.

For my case, I signed up my SSPN account thing with CIMB. So I used
CIMB Clicks. I tried but it kinda hanged on me on the
loading screen. Oh, and it is highly advisable that you enter your e-mail
address to receive transaction status. Just don't delete them when you're
clearing your junk e-mails. When they send those transaction statuses for you,
you can skip printing those statuses for personal documentation referencing by
just saving them all in your e-mail. Less paperwork, less fuss for you.

Anyways, if you're also using CIMB Clicks like me, I'll walk you through it
too I suppose.

If you don't have a CIMB Clicks account, go to a nearby CIMB Bank/ATM and create one.
All you have to do is just register at the ATM and stuff then get your e-Pin. If you encounter
a problem during your CIMB adventure, just call their hotline @ 1300-880-900. The
operator should help sort things out for you.

Once all that is settled, just proceed accordingly from the Merchant Portal onwards.
The only problem you'd have to face after that is the inability to click on a button
that says request TAC.

When that happens, call the hotline and ring the operator. She'll reset your TAC for you.

Click on Settings and go to My Data. When you change your phone number, key in
your new preferred mobile number, then after that, it'd automate a TAC to your
mobile device when you hit the request TAC.

Once this is done, go back to your Merchant Portal and finish up.

Once everything is done, this page should show up,
And you should receive the e-mail thingy too.

After that, go back to your Penyata Baki and your loan balance should be
deducted according to the amount you've paid.

Aight, that's that. Not so hard right? Well, happy loan repayment I guess haha.
And I'd suggest a minimum of RM50 per month to reduce the ujrah costs per-annum.
I got hit around RM160 after leaving the account idle for a year lol. Once you have
more purchasing power, then you can pay more and reduce your loan repayment
schedule to break free from this financial obligation once and for all. After all, who'd
want to be on the blacklist eh?

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A Killer Date With Sality

I guess I almost lost my soul to Sality last Thursday when she decided to mess with my entire external storage device. What I did to her? Oh, I brutally murdered her patiently for 10 hours alright. I'll get to that in just a bit.

And to Major Douchebag, who so happens to might have stumbled onto this peculiar warp in cyberspace by some slim chance, lemme just show you proof that the computer I got from you indeed was running amok with Sality babes.

Yeah, just look at those values. Pretty awesome indeed. It definitely got bigger after it infected my hard drive. But to make things short, I murdered every single one of them slowly and painfully.

How to do it? Well, you might wanna try Google and search the queries
my files are hidden due to virus

But well, if you're feeling lazy (who isn't anyways) there are two solutions.

This one doesn't eliminate the virus. It just helps you unhide your folders so that you can somewhat move them to a safer virus-free location. Whether or not that process would infect your com while the data is transferring or not, well, I don't really know. AVG seemed to have guarded my other com very well in this case so.. yeah.

This one gave me the idea on how to kill Sality. So before I knew Sality was Sality, I ran my virus scan and found the code name for her. Then I just copy-pasted it on Google + removal and there it was. The answer to your salvation.

And of course, if you're lazy again, just click here. Download that Hannibal and watch him do his midnight magic. Just pray that there won't be a blackout when that happens, because Hannibal sure takes his time killing his victims. And you donwanna rely on your laptop battery indefinitely until it fails you, because it will fail you, and you're gonna cry again.

And... that's that. Just wait till the virus cleaning is complete. Then meanwhile, you can run your regular antivirus software as well in the background, to target the trojan horses and worms and whatever else that doesn't have a sassy name as Sality. Make sure it's a total sweep and you start with a clean slate again.

Oh, and coming from personal experience, just in case you went into a rage fit and did something stupid during your panic state like delete all the shortcuts in your folders, well, if you wanna restore the folders, try reconnecting that hard disk/usb with the infected computer that wasn't cleaned up yet. It should restore the shortcuts which would then alllow you to do the first two steps shown in the first 2 links.

If you cleaned up already, then just try the first 2 links. If it doesn't work, then get unhide. Things should be back to normal after that. If it isn't... well, just keep searching and keep asking people you know who are technologically savvy. Most people told me my hard disk was toast and I could never save it. If not, then they'd give me the usual overused obvious routes like running an anti-virus, which doesn't really work and is really frustrating, because they'd always continue with the sarcastic sympathetic lines that'd just make you itch to give them a good elbow.

Some techies friends gave me some good pointers too. But alas, much as to my dismay, they didn't work. So when all hell breaks loose, just believe in your conviction and keep tinkering until you get it back to normal.

Yes, I cried for 2 whole days, but I cracked the issue. I just decided that it wasn't worth it to give things up like that as I simply can't allow 2 years of hard work to vanish just like that. And I most certainly not want to pay RM800 for data recovery services. Even my Buffalo hard disk doesn't cost that much.

Well, if you're reading this, just be careful when your handle second hand computers kay? Don't use your only backup storage device and connect it to that comp when you're not even certain if it's clean yet. Try with a USB first and test the waters. At least even if there is collateral then, it's just the USB, not your entire 1 TB of sttuff.

And never trust a default anti-virus software that comes with the bundle. Most of those anti-virus are blind to the true threats in your pc, and they can't detect them no matter how many time you run the anti-virus scan until you get a reliable one. AVG's good, but it's extras are starting to annoy me shitless.

Whatever you do, if you're installing AVG, just make sure you don't install using recommended settings. Install custom and remove the Toolbar, Safesearch and whatever else hackjob apps they're gonna give free to you. Trust me, just do it.

Other than that... well, thanks for reading. I hope this helped you somehow. Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A Day of Labour

Happy Labour Day!

(I'm sure a lot of you are. Iron Man 3 was booked everwhere within a 20km radius. Even if there were seats, they were only first front 2, at most. You people are just too pro.)

Anyways, I'm fortunate enough to have already watched Iron Man 3 so.. I'm gonna give an ending spoiler here. THERE... is something after the credits. Just wait out the credits after 5 minutes, and you shall be enlightened.

And gosh, if any of you have seen Iron Man 3, you'd definitely not miss that Tunetalk advert starring our very own local J. Lo being... superbly ironic. You'll understand the pun when you see it. Though I can't find any uploads of it so far on Youtube, so spare RM14 and watch a movie kay? Hope it gets out soon though. It's mighty funny lol. So sad I can't share it with the world. If only I sneaked in my camcoder lolz.

I'm in a very good mood today I guess.

Because 3 nice things happen to me earlier. And I shall recount them.
*warning, 3 happenings might not be parallel to the equal quantity of images I'll be putting in.

First up, my darling honey-bun is finally here at long last, bless mother mercy of a month's worth of tormenting wait. I must admit, I found the seller's photo in the laptop and I didn't expect him to look... so attractive. Despite the poor sales history for this particular item, and his somewhat irritable voice over the phone, it's still a great merchandise so.. Okay, nevermind ignore my gay moment.

Now, my geek moment. THIS LAPTOP IS SO FRIGGIN FAST. It came in with some hi-tier games in which I'd reckon he didn't uninstall. I tested them and they were flawless, no lags. Mighty awesome. Finished installing my software and it's a good to go work station. Only trouble now is a minor itsy-bity detail.

I'll.. post that up some other time. It's a happy day today! I shall grief another day!

Now, on to the second item!

Good riddance, finally clearing the pile of horror below my table. And I must say... I was really really embarassed to see my old works. It's no wonder I didn't wanna touch them. I just couldn't believe I even did half of them. Out of like hundreds of them, I only pulled out a handful of maybe 5-7 artworks, so.. yeah, that says a lot methinks.

During the entire flabbergasting cleanup, I also found a certain book called Majoring In Success. I've always wanted to return it to it's rightful owner, but whaddya know, I mistook it for being missing when it was under the overbearing presence of a tower of books for 3 long years! So.. yes, you owner, if you want it back, gimme a ring, and I'll also toss in a free The Cricket In Times Square, if you know what I mean.

And last but not least, third item!
Ok.. wrong match, but whatever, finally rearranged the bottom. No more 2 tier frontal clutter to block me legs from swinging freely making karate kicks in mid-air.

Other than that.... I met with my client today. Working on an album cover for him. I'll post it up when it's done. Gonna meet again next Monday.

Oh oh, the third item was supposed to be a Shining Pikachu that appeared outta nowhere after being hunted down for a very long time. Glad to find it after such a long time. Petted it a great deal once I caught it uhuhuhuhuhu. Duh, of course it's a euphemism. Figure it out yourself lol.

Boy, am I hyper today. WOHOOOO!