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Belief and Faith

What is the difference between belief and faith? That was one thing I remembered clearly from this week's Alpha. An example was given: there was this guy who has the remarkable ability to walk on tight rope. He has this rope across the Niagara Falls and he could just walk on the rope, cooked egg while on the rope and even wheeled a wheelbarrow across the rope. He was so popular that even one of the famous Dukes in England went to see him perform. So, he pushed the wheelbarrow on that tiny piece of rope and the Duke was amazed. He asked the Duke if he believed that he can do this again? The Duke said he believed. The master-walker said "then hop in".

And this is where the difference between believing something and having faith. Faith is taking the next step, taking an action, doing something.

Today, Loochoomus told me about this shares in KLSE that he's eyeing. He told me all the analysis he made. He asked me to go on this shares with him. I believe him.. but do I have …

Yahoo! bought Konfabulator. Giving it out for free!

Good news, fellow readers! Yahoo bought Konfabulator and is giving it out for free.. Now there is NO EXCUSE to not using Konfabulator.

Read about my reviews of Konfabulator.

Go to http://www.konfabulator.com to download version 2.1 which will not have the nagging shareware code.

Alpha

I attended my first Alpha class yesterday. Nicky Gumble's video is really nice and thought provoking. I didn't really like the break out session though. I thought it was boring to hear other people talk and boy, the people in my group loved to talk. The worse thing was the moderator did not know how to moderate and allowed people to yak non stop.

The Fly, Part 2

Today, The Fly reared his ugly head again. I am about to loose it if it's not because of being pacified by Loochoomus. I was driving home from Klang when he called me. He said that he has not seen me for a week (I was in SG) and wondered if I wanna come out for a drink. He was with Loochoomus. I said I am driving - besides, I'll be seeing Anne later, so I'll pass. My friend Daniel who was sitting at the passenger seat was sniggering and said that I should have told him off. He said you don't have to let him know your plans. Oh well..

I'm meeting Anne for dinner later. It was 3pm when he called. I still have some time and I decided to go for a drink with ZipD. I wanted to pass the cigarettes that I bought in the airport to his sister. So, we went to Lum Kee for drinks.

We were happily sharing our Battlefield 2 war story when The Fly and Loochomus came into the coffee shop and hit me on the shoulder...

"I thought you said you are looking for Anne?", The Fly ac…

Indians

I am going to talk my experience with some Indians. I was going to SG for training this week. I boarded the plane on time and as I was leafing through the Krisflyer magazine, suddenly a young Indian lady stood beside me and said 'excuse me'. I sat at the isle seat so I politely stood up and let her in. Nice pretty girl with big eyes and good figure. Without saying anything, she unslung her bag and gave a feeble attempt to reach for the top compartment where we put our bags. She's almost 5 feet 8.. kinda tall but she didn't really try hard to reach at the compartment so I said "let me help you" and offered to open it for her. She did not look at me nor said anything and then she just passed the bag to me. I looked at her.. she looked back and then just went into the window seat. What the? I threw her back into the compartment and sat down in disgust! What a rude girl. I continued to leaf through and before I knew it, another Indian lady came over. I assumed it…

Can I ask you a favour?

Yesterday Bonnie came over to me and, I quote, said "Can I ask you a favour?". Woooo hooo.. See? I told you so. She wanted me to help her buy Avent baby products because I will be going to Singapore next week. Mua hahahaha.. Of course, I will buy it for her. I am nice... but it's just that somebody is eating their own words. LOL.

Google Earth

Google's Labs have been coming out with lots of cool tools lately: Blogger, Gmail, Desktop Search, Google News, etc. I was fortunate enough to be able to download their newest tool, Google Earth (there were too many downloads for the past few days so Google have stopped the download request).

Google Earth is a tool for you to type in an address and it will be able to zoom in from the globe of the earth down to the actual building. Imagine being able to see the places you have been or the places you are staying (at least for USA and UK currently) down to the actual building! It's amazing.

Take a look:

There are more sites at Google Earth such as the Golden Gate bridge or Grand Canyon. Beautiful.
http://earth.google.com/sites/

The Fly

I have a friend who loves to look for me. He could have stayed miles away or in a faraway land and yet he would still drive all the way just to ask me out for a drink or breakfast (he stays in Sentul for those who are familiar with KL areas). Previously, he used to come early Saturday morning to my house, waited for me downstairs for half an hour or so, just to do breakfast together. How ghey is that? If he's not married with a kiddo and is expecting another one, my parents would have thought us a couple.

The worst thing of this strange relationship is that I have ZERO topics of interest to talk to him. Whenever he come, I'd make sure Loochoomus or someone is around. Otherwise I'd die of boredom. Seriously, there is nothing to talk. And his bored face will demotivate even the most excited child. Think of the kind of effect it will have on me. Everytime we met up I wish I would just disappear. I started hallucinating. I wish I am on drugs so I can be at least a little bit ha…

Religious Freak

Dr Love's blog is getting very popular these days. There were lots of hits and many people were pouring out their heart. There's this particular person who called himself Religious Freak who seemed to have an exact dilema that I had. Dr Love and Bahija thought I AM Religious Freak. I am not. I don't have to. Anne and I talked about this even before we started and we both agree that this will not be an issue. In this way, I am way luckier than Religious Freak, whoever you are.

Good luck man...