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Look alike

It's scary how some acquaintance or shopkeepers often mistaken you for someone else because they find that you and the other person look alike. For the past few days, I have had 3 people mistaken me for, OF ALL PEOPLE, Anti-Ringgit! I mean, if they mistaken me for Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp, I can still sleep but to think that anti-ringgit and I are somewhat related is giving me nightmares. Of all people! Come onnnn! I feel so embarrass!

Just today, I went to Optic Cinta, an optometry shop, and the owner stared at me and said "wow.. you have a belly already. Did you start drinking beer?". I answered, "No wor, I am always, um, big size." He was puzzled. Then it dawned onto him. He said "Ohh.. I thought you were the other guy.. he's your brother ah?" I knew who he's talking about and quickly replied, "He's so yong sui.. how do we even look alike?". We both laughed out loud.

Last week, in the lift, this guy from Accounts Receivables ask…

No Name

Apple Computers has a cult following. We know that. Everything Apple does is "The Next Big Thing". When the mac introduces the cool Aqua theme in Mac OS (OS 9, I think), the world was on their knees, oogling on this deliciously good looking theme for an operating system. Then Aqua was replaced by Brushed Metal in OS X. Brushed Metal is very chic.. very industrial-like looking. It was in Mac OS X, it was in iTunes 4.x

Now, iTunes 5 has a new look. This theme has no named yet and people are liking it already. Perhaps Brushed Metal is being replaced? Perhaps not.

Here's a very hilarious account of how Brushed Metal feels being ousted out of a popular application. Read it. You'll be laughing your heads off.
http://daringfireball.net/2005/09/anthropomorphized

Here's an excerpt
(Brushed Metal is the ex-superstar theme while Mike is his Hollywood-like agent):
Brushed Metal: Whatever happened to “Once you go metal, you never go back?”Mike: Times change, my friend.Brushed Meta…

Shameless Miser

I have talked about this Mr Miser in my department. He rear his ugly head again today. See, as part of the company's drive to improve process simplification, the company has a monthly event. Anyone from any department who could write what he has done to simplify the complex processes can win a cool RM50 cash.

Our Mr Miser, who is dying for the cash, has been submitting entries. Each month, he would have 2 or 3 entries and he would win RM150 cash. This is all nice and fine except that a lot of his entries are activities initiated by other people, which he claimed to be his!

For example, he submitted an entry where he said having weekly informal meeting among the team helped to get messages across. Now, according to people in his team, their informal meetings are just a simple thing of Miser asking each of them if they have any updates. If they don't have updates, Miser would just return to his workstation and sent an email to people that there's no updates. They don't eve…