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Tuesday, May 31

Si Beh Sui~!

This is a post long over due since it happened exactly one week ago. Well thinking back right now does make me felt a bit happy right since all the bad luck had passed. So my story started last Monday when I realized that my road tax expired on the day itself. Dang~! Luckily I got my lunch buddy with me who has contact to renew my insurance through the phone for me. But I still can't renew my road tax since the car registration card is not with me and the post office gonna close soon. Why can't I renew it the next day, well cause I have a last minute appointment down South after lunch hour which requires me to drive down early in the morning before the post office opens. Dang~! 

So I 'slowly' drove and hopes that there's no road block on my way down. When I just started to felt a bit relieved since I am just a couple of hundred kilometers form JB, I heard a loud noise. I thought it was a stone hitting onto my car but I got suspicious and decided to stop the car and have a look. Damn~! I got a flat tire and I am rushing for my lunch appointment. So I quickly get all the tools out and changed to my spare tire. Well at least my spare tire is still able to make the journey down. 

Renewed my road tax and just realized that my driving license had expired more than 3 weeks. WTH?!! This month had been too hectic for me till I forgot all bout anything else. Remembered the meeting I was supposed to have for the trip? Well after a long discussion and a few drinking session, the client decided to put the whole thing on hold. WTF? After all the work and time me and my company had put in, he decided to put it on hold. Sigh~! Speechless~!!! But at least my I managed to secured another deal while I am down there. 

Reached the usual hotel I am staying and while I am checking in, the front desk told me that the room I was supposed to be in had a blardy beam right in the middle of the room. So I decided to upgrade my room to Deluxe and he told me it's the last room on the floor next to the Exit with a number 24. And when I wanna changed back to my original room he told me that he found out that the room haven't been clean yet. WTH? So I got no choice and upgrade and stayed on the last room of the floor. Well since I am not that superstitious, I guess this is alright. haha! Ya, after all this complaint and I am not superstitious. 

Other than all the above, my trip had actually been quite nice and fruitful. Since I managed to closed another deal and traveling down Singapore to meet up with my friends. And I think I meet with Stephanie S while I am sipping my coffee too. Now, that is the highlight of the trip. haha! All Wells Ends Well I guess. 

Wednesday, May 11

Free Weight + Machines Workout

Started my machine + free weight regime yesterday on my lower body with an instructor. He invited me to joined him with his own training every week. Well, since I have time to spare and he is so kind to offer so I obliged. He was telling me that we were supposed to do some biceps and chest and maybe core workout since we be having a lot of lower body workout (BS, BP and BC) on that day. But when I arrived, he started to briefed me on the work out plan and it was mostly on lower body. OK, I am still comfortable with that since I do not know what to expect at that time. I started off slow with 25kgs (maybe more I forgot) on each side and do a 12 full range Squats. I am still able to do that without any challenge and we quickly moved on to the next machine, the Leg Extensions machine. It's main objective is to train our quadriceps. Now here's the hard part of the training starts. 

Started off easy with 25kgs with 12 reps and add additional 5-10kgs after each set which at the end the weight goes up to 45kgs. Damn, my thigh still hurts now as I am writing this. This is the first time I am working my thigh so much. I did RPM, BS and BP and never did my thigh felt so tight (oh that rhymes). Walked back and did the Squats again with increase weight since he said I can managed more. Dang~! I was dying after the 3rd set. Moved on to the Leg Press machine which again works on the quadriceps. Did a 12 reps again with 60kgs of weight. Then walked over and did the Squats again and changed to the Seated Leg Curl machine. This machines trains our hamstrings as opposed to the Leg Extension machine. Just to balance the front back back muscles of the leg. Did the last set of Let Press and ended my first machine workout. 

He told me that I should be feeling pretty hungry than usual that night since lower body workout let us work more on our body compared to upper since it's the biggest muscle in our body. The classes after that was definitely more challenging than usual since my body isn't used of the new exercise yet, which is good. BS was still alright with me taking some options rather than go all out like I normally did. BP was killing me during the Squats tracks. I can't even do a full range without feeling pain on my quads. Dang~! Didn't shuffle that much during BC too since my legs felt like they are giving way during the 5th track. Anyway, this is something new and I really hope that I can continue with this since I am a bit tired of the classes nowadays. Need to find something else to excite my body. And NO, I don't do outdoor sport especially MARATHON!

Friday, May 6

Tablet Ownership & Brand

I was reading through some articles when I saw an interesting chart. The figures above was done by media research firm, Nielsen and I just make it looked nicer with Excel. ^^ Anyway, it clearly shows that iPad had claimed more than 80% of the whole market segment for tablets. This is based on their Mobile Connected Survey done on the first quarter of 2011. FYI, this survey is done in the US only. Sadly the nearest competitor is from Samsung's Galaxy Tab with 4% of the market segment. Another proves that Apple dominating the tablet market and also slowly climbing the smartphone market at the same time. 

Tuesday, May 3

Speed & Ping Test ^^

After few weeks of subscribing of Unifi, so here's some of the test that I did just now. This is a Ping Test that I did. Let me explain what does this test do first. Ping Test from what they explain is:

Use Pingtest.net to determine the quality of your broadband Internet connection. Streaming media, voice, video communications, and online gaming require more than just raw speed. Test your connection now to get your Pingtest.net rating and share the result with others!

Packet Loss (0%)
Packet loss is the percentage of data "packets" sent to a server that never arrive. Anything abobve 0% should cause concern since it could result in poor quality VoIP and stuttering in online games.

Ping (5ms)
Ping is how long it takes a "packet" pf data to travel from your computer to a server and back. Delayed responses in Internet applications would be due to higher than desired ping. A lower ping value is preferred.

Jitter (1ms)
Jitter is the variance is successive ping measurements. A perfectly stable connection would have no jitter. A lower value is best, but some jitters is to be expected over the Internet.

Overall I got a Grade A for my Ping Test. Cool~! 

This is the usual Speed Test that we all use to determine how consistent is out Internet service provider and verify it is  delivering the connection they promised. As you can see my Ping is so damn fast, 3ms is considered quite fast. I subscribed to their 5MB package and the contract did promised a minimum of 80% of the 5MB and I got 5.1MB which is more. Lucky me. Maybe cause my area is still very new. Upload speed is also very close to the 5MB they promised. Overall I am a satisfied customer, for now. Hopefully they can maintain the speed they promise. ^^

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