January 29, 2012

Why you should jailbreak?

After jailbreaking the iPhone, I realized there are certain flaws after that. While the battery lifespan of a smartphone is expected to be limited, the jailbreak makes the battery lifespan even worse. Well, I don't have much issue with it since I have the charger with me most of the time. I also have the car charger so battery lifespan is not too big a deal for me.

Secondly, another issue after jailbreak is that the iBook keep crashing. The problem is solved by installing Corona on Cydia.

Some other issues with jailbreak is the occasional lag and stuttered suffered by the iPhone. But seriously, this happens to even phones that have not been jailbreak.

So, why did I said jailbreak?

I know that most people like the idea of jailbreak because of all the customization that could be done. The tweaks and customization could be fun but it won't be long lasting. Imagine having to tweak your phone all the time. Unless you are one of those computer genius, you won't have that time. If you really like the customization, get an Android instead.

I personally like jailbreak because of the apps that one could have. The problem with the App Store is that there is no trial period...something that Windows marketplace is implementing. I wouldn't want to spend money buying apps that turn out to be a flaw or an app that I don't like. With jailbreak, I can try all these apps and the right way to put it is that I can play with all these different apps....without spending a dime. And if I really like them, then I can purchase them for my iPad as well....So honestly, if you don't mind the battery issue, jailbreak should be an option for you...for you to experience the apps that are available on Apple store...after all, this is one of the main attraction in iPhone that beat out all the rest. So, I don't see a reason not to jailbreak it to experience what iPhone is good at....the apps!!


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January 28, 2012

Great Eastern 21 Days app

Well, I don't usually talk about the company that I work for but since I have downloaded the Great Eastern's 21 Days app, I decided to share it here. 

Honestly, I think it is pretty cool for the company to think of enhancing the brand through the Gen-Y method...technology!!


Alright, the 21 Days app is a free app that is set to be a reminder to your goals and your targets. It is especially suitable for those of you who have made certain commitments for your New Year resolution. 
Well, like most apps these days, you can link with your Facebook and Twitter.


This is the starting, promoting Great Eastern...lOL!

The setup is pretty easy...very user friendly!! a big THUMBS UP here!!




Basically, this is how the app works. You can set certain commitments that you want to make and set the promise that you make to certain people, for example, to your parents, loved ones or friends. I find it funny though that they decided to use the term "My Intentions" for all the commitments and goals. Wouldn't the word Goals or Targets be easier or more suitable? Anyway, you can shared those "Intentions" on Facebook and Twitter. There will be a setting for reminder that you can set. Some of the "My Intentions" available are like going to gym weekly, quit smoking and many others. 

A little about the company...the word "intentions" is being used repetitively...these people definitely love that word and believe it is powerful...(I doubt that though)

Here, you can contact the company, whether in Singapore or Malaysia...

Some of the example of the intentions that are available..."Make time for my family", I think that is an important one...

Overall, the app is user friendly and it's pretty cool initially. But after a while, I got bored of it...it's just another reminder app and there are many other reminder apps much better than this one...but a good start though...worth trying for those who are trying to keep to their New Year Resolution.

January 26, 2012

MaxisMovies

Well, if you are the kind of person who are into movies, then getting the MaxisMovies app for yourself is the right option.

With this app, you can easily buy 1 get 1 free ticket as Maxis offers this promotion. 


Of course, each time when you buy using this app, there is an additional RM1.00 charges. Besides that, there will also be RM0.50 charges for the SMS sent to your mobile phone.
While it is definitely worth the money given that you can get one free when you buy one ticket, it will be better if you get a big group of friends to watch movie so as to reduce the charges.

I have used this app countless times....and yeah, it's definitely one of the best app to help me save money...



It is easy to use and all you need is a PayPal account. You can also use credit card for payment by adding the payment option on your PayPal account. If you asked me, this app definitely deserves a thumbs up!!
Good work to Maxis on this...

January 24, 2012

Hide icons on iPhone 4

If you are new to jailbreak on your iPhone, then it is time to explore some of the new tweaks available with the jailbreak. 

One of the things that I always wanted to do with my iPhone is to lock certain app when opened. While there are other ways to do it after jailbreak, those steps require money. I decided to look for ways to hide certain apps on my iPhone so that the icon will not appear and with SBSetting, it could easily be done.


Here are the steps to hide icons on iPhone 4:

First of all, you have to make sure that you have jailbreak your iPhone 4.

After that, go to SBSettings:

Now, if you want to hide the icons for SBSettings, click onto it and you will see the following page:


The option show icon is slide to OFF to hide the SBSettings. You will still be able to find the SBSettings using the iPhone Search button.

When you scroll down the page, you will find the System Wide Options. Press on the Hide Icons option.


From there, you will be able to see all the apps available on your homescreen. Scroll it to OFF will hide the menu from your homescreen.


Once you have done that, reboot your iPhone 4 and then you will be able to hide these apps.






Well, not many people will purposely search for the apps from the Search function. In fact, none of my friends ever look at that when they play with my iPhone. All they do is browse through the available apps they see on the homepage.

January 22, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Chinese New Year is a unique celebration because it focuses so much on the traditional values of love, family and togetherness. I remembered how we would be so excited in gathering on the eve of the Chinese New Year for the reunion dinner.

Now that I'm older, the excitement is far lesser but I am beginning to understand what it means to love and care for your family. The steps into adulthood are not easy but with the support of family, I know I can make it.




I drew this with my iPad...Happy Chinese New Year everyone!!


I guess I can only hope everyone to have an amazing Chinese New Year celebration together with their loved ones. Cherish the time that we have together because we might not have it forever.



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January 21, 2012

Chinese New Year approaching....

Alright, so the Chinese New Year is approaching and I'm waiting to go back Ipoh. I'll be driving back later at midnight, about 3am....one of the reasons of doing so is to avoid jam...let's hope I made the right decision.

Anyway, it was a rather busy week at work before the Chinese New Year break and was really glad that Kah Hoe was in the team....there are a lot of things that I can learn from this experience.

Well, we did went for a simple "Lou Sang" session. (with some of my colleagues)




































I went with Kah Hoe, Kelvin, Phoebe and Yong. It was a rather interesting lunch that we had that day. Probably because of the humour from Yong.

Besides this, I had a simple "LEPAK" session with the juniors and my housemates (excluding Aaron though). We went for a pool game and a makan session in mamak...
















Introducing the Limited Edition Toyota...











Alright...it's not mine....I don't have the money to buy this car...haha!!

Well, didn't really take much photos that day but I did took some video so probably will be uploading it later when I have more time.

This week was also a busy week as this is the first week that I actually have the time to complete all the 3 classes on weekdays for my students.
Honestly, these kids are a bunch of energetic and stubborn kids....in a way, like many of us, while we were young, we rushed to finish our homeworks, even without truly understanding them sometimes. I guess this is the Malaysia education culture....it doesn't matter whether you understand or not, so long as you score A. I'm hoping to do something different with them. I hope I can help more than scoring A but to develop the right attitude towards studies and life.



David, a standard 4 student who is energetic...





These are some of the students who were there when I went there earlier. These kids stayed together under the same roof and they are like "abang adik" to one another. They are amazingly independent, washing their own clothes, have a schedule for cooking and washing dishes as well as the toilets. They also have a schedule to wake up so that everyone can shower before school. (only 2 bathrooms in a floor)

Well, they are lacking of revision books. All they have: text books and some work books for them to do exercises. I definitely believe they need more. I posted on FB requesting if more people could donate their old books or sponsor some. Anyway, I'll take it slow with all these....hopefully, the Chinese New Year will bring a renewed enthusiasm in me to teach and in them to learn...

I guess there's all for now...time to pack to go home for CNY!! Let's hope going back at 3am is the right decision!! :-)


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January 18, 2012

"I am very busy, but I have time to Facebook..."

How many of you heard people mentioned about being very busy and yet having the time of their lives facebooking?

"I am very busy, but I have time to Facebook..."

That's the language we are speaking these days.

I was seriously surprise that people can be so proud when telling about others the amount of time spent Facebooking....and some are even proud to show the number of friends they have on Facebook. That is Social Network!!

I am from the same generation and yet I see that something is so wrong....the SOCIAL NETWORKING addicts are missing all the rest of the world merely for Facebook. I admit that having Facebook has its' benefits but let us not limit social into Facebook.

Maybe it is time to get yourself out of your PC, or notebook or iPad, and just start living. We only have one life and let us not regret it!!

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If someone criticizes Cristiano Ronaldo, he has a problem with me.

"If someone criticizes Cristiano Ronaldo, he has a problem with me." such is the strong statement made by Jose Mourinho in defending those who criticize Ronaldo for not shining in the important games.

And Mourinho is quick to point to the statistic to show how much Ronaldo has contributed in terms of his goal scoring record. The coach is also a master in terms of psychology and knows well not to put pressure onto Ronaldo in scoring goals.

"But do you know which game of his I've liked best?" he continued. "The second half he gave us against Mallorca. He worked like an animal. He won the ball back for us and ended up exhausted. I told him that it was the game of his I was most proud of.

"I told him that when he works like that there's nobody who can touch him. When he works like that he doesn't have to score all the time and be the man of the match. That was his best game for me."


Well, another Clasico is coming soon and it will be entertaining to watch how Ronaldo respond to these criticism...


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January 17, 2012

Taking a break...

Burnout is probably one thing that I must seek to avoid in order to be consistent in doing what is right. Today, I decided to leave early from work and get back home to have an hour of break before going to teach tuition.

It felt great to just be back at home, and rest. Something that I needed badly. Life is tiring but it is also fun. I want to be able to enjoy even while things might not be going all good, even when things could be messy.

I mentioned in my previous post that tomorrow is another day, and that is why we need to take a break. I'm totally refreshed coming back home, and just relaxing before going to the Homes to teach. In being part of this bigger stories, I knew I must learn to take time off, and I'm glad I head home earlier today.


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Life is tiring but it is also fun

Life is tiring especially when you have to work and do other things at the same time...imagine waking up at 5.40 and reaching home at 11.30...

But we only have one life to live...I know life can be tiring but it can also be fun, depending on how you look at it...

Tomorrow will be another day and I don't want to miss something special everyday...I want to live life to the fullest. Today at Harvest Centre, I realized a girl there did not go to school for a whole year because she took care of the mother but the mom passed away already and now she is slower than other people by one academic year. I was speechless when I heard that.

Life is complicated but when I looked into the eyes of the girl, I knew for certain she believes in hope and she has faith to live on...I want to be part of this story and the many others left in pain and struggles...

Life is tiring but it is also fun, all the more when I see those genuine smile...that is my motivation...tomorrow is another day!!


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January 15, 2012

It's fun to have all the time for yourself

This weekend, besides going to work on Saturday until 4.45pm, I have all the time for myself. Well, initially it felt rather bored not having people to call me out. Most of the weekends I spent hanging out, either with friends or family. While those moments are amazing, I realize that I enjoy being alone and doing things on my own. (not that bad after all....)

I had the Sunday all to myself. I watched a movie, workout for about an hour, clean the house and make my own dinner. The joy of cooking for myself is amazing. I even have time to read books that I want to. (although I doze off halfway...either the book is not interesting or I'm damn tired).
Well, for those of you who do not have my Facebook, here is what I make for my dinner...






Well, it's quite nice for a first timer although it's a little too oily...but the rice was perfect...haha!! I know that cause I learned before...professional!! :-)

Then, I made myself Chinese tea...







I took some time reading while enjoying the tea, and then I doze off for like 5 minutes before a notification on Facebook wakes me up.

Of course, it is different from drinking Hoegaarden with a group of friends, laughed and chilled.

This time, it is just me, with some light reading and Chinese tea....the feeling, AMAZING!!

Of course, I believe one must juggle their lifestyle...like what Warren Buffet said that he wished everyday to do "something foolish, something creative and something generous." I guess if one wants to do that, one must not limit the lifestyle to clubbing, drinking, or movies, or karaoke or whatever that one is into. For everything has its' values and let us learn to capture those moments.

Memories spent with family...

One of the best part being in a family is to have the memories that are good, bad and ugly all at the same time. 

I believe every family has their own flaws but regardless of what it is, our family is the greatest gift that God can give to us, and I'm thankful for this gift and I hope I am as much a blessing as they are to me.

I think the Chinese New Year is one of the best occassion for us to remind ourselves to give more time to our family. It is funny to hear some young graduates who said it is impossible to care for both family and career...one thing for sure, family comes first regardless of what it is in relation to one's career. 

Being at 24, it teaches me a lot of thing. Time doesn't wait for us. Whatever passed will not return and that is something we must learn to cherish. We only have one life to live and let us not regret about it at the end of the day.

This video is a dedication to my family, because if not for them, I won't be who I am today...



I couldn't think of a better song than Josh Groban's "You Raised Me Up" because truthfully, these are people that help me grow...

When I am down and oh my soul so weary,
When troubles come and my heart burden be,
Then I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit a while with me,

You raised me up,
So I can stand on mountains,
So I can walk on stormy seas,
I am strong when I am on your shoulders,
You raised me up,
To more than I can be.


January 09, 2012

Pizza party and football match

It wasn't always that we have such crazy moments but it is great to have amazing moments where we just sit down, get some delivery boy to get us pizza while we bought ourselves Pepsi and 100+...we call it pizza party!!




The domino pizzas..





Food...food...food...





Starving and Kal-son spoiled the pizza...









Check this out: Kal-son, Tom and Lip Wei are starving and decided not to wait for Aaron, Bee Geik and Alex...





Clement and his laptop...





And Choon Foong and May Kee with their studies...OMG!! They still have exams!!

And to add to that, we have Manchester United against Manchester City football match...the football was part of it but the important thing is the people that were at present...

It was just a simple gathering...without much planning at all, but we live our lives by involving those that come along us in this journey...

Friendship is not something that last forever but the memories and values it left behind will forever imprinted in the hearts...
2012 is a new year and may this year be an amazing one for all of us...a toast for living!!

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January 07, 2012

exploring with jailbreak on iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1

Well, since the iPhone 4 is no longer under warranty, I decided to try and play with the jailbreak. 
Jailbreaking the iPhone is easy since the hackers have done all the job. Honestly, one thing that I really admire about these hackers are the passion they have in what they are doing. Seriously, how many of us have that kind of passion in our work?


Anyway, will post more updates about the jailbreak later.



Getting the Installous on the device...


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