October 31, 2003

Good Girls Gone Wild

Dex sent me this news. a flasher pummelled by Catholic girls.

Oh and by the way check out the name of the stupid perv... :-)

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My Future Cell Phone


Here's the perfect cell phone for me. I think I'm going to get it as soon as it is available from AT&T (I stuck with AT&T for another year.) Check out the spec here.

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October 28, 2003

Inyik Opa Almatsier

I received a book and a t-shirt with my great grandpa's picture last week from my parents.

My family had a big family reunion last August and they published a book about him. I setup a website, but unfortunately it is not very popular...:-(

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October 27, 2003

Kristin Davis

The lovely Ms. Davis from HBO's Sex and The City

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October 26, 2003

Fayza's 1st Birthday - July 24, 2003

My bro, Ingga and his wife, Ais sent me these photos from their daughter's 1st birthday. Check it out. She looks so cute. Can't wait to meet her.

Hey, you're supposed to drink from it not chew it, little one.

Yeah, we're so ready for a ride (Dika and Fayza.)

Three generation (Dad; youngest bro, Andya; and niece, Fayza.)

Pray for the birthday girl (Mom, Dad, Ais, Fayza, and sis, Mieta.)

Proud parent and the birthday girl with the Nasi Kuning (a traditional yellow rice dish.)

Happy birthday to yooouuuuu...

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Fall Back

Today is the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the US for this year. Check out info and history of DST here.

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October 24, 2003

You know you're in California when...

From Cyndy's sister:

You know you're in California when...

  • Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.

  • You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.

  • You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation
    in English.

  • Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring and is
    named Breeze.

  • You can't remember...is pot illegal?

  • You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.
  • You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown and can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.
  • You know which restaurant serves the freshest arugula.
  • You can't remember.....is pot illegal?
  • A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.
  • A low speed police pursuit will interrupt ANY TV broadcast.
  • Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.
  • A man gets on the bus in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps. You don't even notice.
  • Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney IS George Clooney.
  • Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
  • Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who delivers your mail is into S &M and your Mary Kay rep is a guy in drag.
  • You can't remember...is pot illegal?
  • It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station about "STORM WATCH 2003."
  • You have to leave the big company meeting early because Billy Blanks himself is teaching the 4:00 PM Tae Bo class.
  • You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cell phones or pagers.
  • It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.
  • Hey!!!! Is Pot Illegal????
  • Both you AND your dog have therapists
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No Border?

Can't believe apple's webmaster forgot to use border=0 attribute... :-)

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October 23, 2003

Lyris Tool for Email Marketer

Are you an Email marketer? Is email broadcast essential to your business? Use this FREE web tool from Lyris to find out if your email server have been blacklisted by the common blacklists


And while you're there, order a free copy of Advanced Email Marketing (US only.)

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October 22, 2003

Melody DVD on eBay

I found Melody DVD on eBay yesterday. I placed my bid, and today, I was outbid. and the price is twice the price I am willing to pay... :-(

I',m gonna keep watching on this item, and place my bid again maybe two ro three minute before the bidding end.

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October 21, 2003

The Return of The King Trailer

Check out the new trailer for the third installment of The Lord of The Ring here. You can preview the Quicktime movie online or even download it to your hard disk.

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Thandie Newton


The lovely Ms. Newton

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Check out this new e-learning site. Almost everything you wanted to know about computer application, programming, network, OS, etc. Totally FREE and totally made in INDONESIA.


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October 19, 2003

Mystic River

Based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, this movie is directed by Clint Eastwood. Sean Penn (I am Sam), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption ), and Kevin Bacon (Footloose) star in the movie.

The lady who sit next to me thought that this movie is depressing, there is no feel good ending. But I thought it is a good movie. Clint Eastwood did a good job. The story is interesting (I bet the book is better), and all three actors gave a solid performace. I especially imppressed by Mr Penn.

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Melody AKA S.W.A.L.K circa 1971

Look what I found on the net --> http://www.tracyhyde.net/.

I was looking for Melody, my first romantic comedy movie. I saw this movie when I was about 10 or 11. It was made in 1971 and the soundtrack is by the Bee Gees. It's about a couple of 10 year olds who were madly in love and decided to get married. awhat is interesting about this movie is that the whole story is told from children point of view. I remember I had a big crush on Tracy Hyde ... -)

I google the movie and found the only english language website dedicated to this movie. I couldn't find the movie on Netflix and Amazon, but were able to order the last copy of the soundtrack from Amazon.

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October 18, 2003

Asian American Idol @ the Mezzanine

Went to the Mezzanine last night with Jin and James to see round 2 of the Asian American Idol. It's okay 'lah'. More like a Karaoke contest to me :-) There were 10 contestants but only two that I think are good (of course I only saw contestatn number 4 through 10).

The event is only one hour (10 - 11), but we stayed there until 1:30. Jin gave me a Hennessy shot (actually it's half shot of Henessy), which remind me of Ciandra. We used to buy that when we were roomies in Santa Clara.

Before we went home, we ate at Yuet Lee AKA Warung Ijo in the China town district. We had Clam with black bean sauce, Kay Lan, and beef something (I think it's called Peking something). Good food and pretty cheap.

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October 16, 2003

iTunes Support for Windows


Check it out! Apple finally release iTunes for Windows user. I guess they beat the Dell DJ... :-)

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October 15, 2003

New dell.com


Check out Dell's new website and it's new PDA, the AXIM X3

UPDATED 10/20/03:
Critical Mass did the website redesigned. Check out the story here. FYI: Dell's previous website was done by Frog Design

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National Grouch Day

Today (October 15) is National Grouch Day, so Happy Grouch day... or Not!

Click here to know more.

Here's what happened this day in history --> http://www.historychannel.com/cgi-bin/today_relocate.cgi?month=10&day=15§ion=thisday

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October 14, 2003

Traffic School Here I Come

Crap! I got a speeding ticket this morning. I went 48 on 35 mph street. I guess I'm going to traffic school soon...

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October 13, 2003

Back to the Blog

Okay, I'm back. I've been missing for a week, because I had a cold, right after I got back from my Fresno weekend... :-(

So, here's what's been happening this week:

The Governator of California
Gray Davis was recalled last Tuesday and Arnie won the ellection. Damn Republican!

Pallace Korean BBQ
Cyn, Dex, Cherry, and I went to dinner at The Pallace Korean BBQ Wednesday night. Nice Dinner. Good food. Enjoyable Conversation. Next outing: Todai Seafood

DVD Marathon
Jin and I were going to see Kill Bill on Friday night, but when we went there the theater is already packed. We exchanged our tickets to House of the Dead, but then Jin didn't feel well, so we went to Blockbuster, pickup some movies and went home. We watched The Evil Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, and Malibu Most Wanted.

I was feeling better that day, but when I woke up Saturday morning, I started feeling headache. So I ended up staying home all weekend (I was supposed to go to the Asian American Idol). I watched Confidence, and four episodes of Sex and The City Season Four. I didn't go out until Sunday eveneing to go to Tante Meekness place to fix her internet problem.

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Martina Mc Bride


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October 06, 2003

Vonni and Eric's Birthday

Went to Fresno this weekend to Vonni and Eric's 21st Birthday Dinner at the Golden Dinasty. There were about 30 of us in three different tables. The restaurant is not that big, so we pretty much fill up the place. Good food and I had a good time.

Then we went and hung out at this little coffee place and listened to live music. At about 10:30 we went to this little club to try and get all the kids drunk. The place is ok, not my kind of crowd, though. I'm not crazy about the music either. The DJ suck so bad, I can't even move to the music (can you believe that!). But the kids had lots of fun. Several of them got wasted. It's funny watching them talking and trying to walk.

Went back to San Jose on Sunday after Dim Sum (hmmm... finally, a great Dim Sum... haven't found a good Dim Sum place here in SJ). All in all I had a great weekend. Happy Birthday kids. Thanks for inviting me... :)

The Birthday Dude and Dudette

Vonni's Secret

Dude, what the hell are you doing?
(The whole gang minus me)

The Playboy

The Playgirl

Note: All pics are taken when we were still at the restaurant.

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October 04, 2003

Fresno's Welcoming Party

Currently in Fresno, and just saw a tape from Fresno's welcoming party. They did a little show called PERMIAS Idol, a parody of American Idol. Good job. Can't believe they outdone themselves.

Funny stuff! Embarasingly hilarious performance... Especially Eric (as 50 Cents) and Vonni (Avril Lavigne). Hahaha... Can't stop laughing... Kudos guys... Kudos! I wish I have photos that I can post here.

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Erica's Birthday Dinner

We had dinner at The Chessecake Factory at Oakridge Mall. Bad timing! It was the grand opening of the newly renovated Mall. People from all over San Jose went there. It took me 20 minutes to find parking. We waited for 2 hours to get a table, and another 30 minutes waiting for the food.

It was a nice dinner, though. Good food, good service, and great dessert. I had fun. Thanks Erica for inviting me, and thanks Oom and tante for the Dinner...

The Birthday Cheesecake

Waiting for Table
(l-r: Erica, Yaya, Jin, Tante Linda, and Oom Chris)

The Birthday Girl and Me

Happy Couple

Yada... yada... yada... I'm eating!
(Yaya, Brandon, and Jin)

I don't even know...

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October 02, 2003

Lindsay Price

The funny Ms. Price from NBC's new show Coupling (the American version of BBC's sitcom.)

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Dream House?

Well, not really... I just found out that the house of the person that I work for is up for sale.

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October 01, 2003

Dream PDA


I've been looking to replace my old Palm III for a long time (I had that PDA since 1998, it's time for me to upgrade.) I thought about Sony Clie, Sharp Zaurus and even Pocket PC devices (iPaq or Axim).

Today PalmOne introduced two new Tungstens (Tungsten T3 and Tungsten E) and a Zire (Zire 21). I like T3 a lot. It has 400MHz Intel XScale™, 64MB of storage, and the feature that I like a lot is the screen size, which has 320x480 resolution (when opened) and you can rotate it to landscape view.

I went to Palm's Corner at Valley Fair Mall today and tried it. Very Cool!!! I like it a lot. I have added it to my Amazon wish list. So if any of you are feeling generous today. Please feel free to buy it for me... :-).

Oh, and if you buy one one for yourself after you read my blog, please make sure you credit me when you validate your product. My Palm Champion email address is aviheidir@hotmail.com. :-)

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