Friday, July 3, 2015

Random thoughts using "Status updates" format

It's very funny. One day your are feeling fine, another day, everything feels thrown out the window. In this modern world, instant gratification is all we want. It's what I want. It helps me feel stable. However it is like a drug. You will get addicted to it.

How do you know, you are leading, or you are working together. In my line of work, I get kinda confused. Do I listen to them or do I make them see my vision. I think I need to show the latter, but then they might see something that I have not seen before.

What happened to my passion of cars. I loved reading them as a teenager but once I started working, it seem like a thing in the pass. All I want now is a car that saves fuel and has low maintenance cost. However these cars get bullied very easily in the highways, but then I don't give a shit. Just overtake me la already.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

So many games, so little time

It's a problem that plagues all grown up gamers. When we were young, it's easy to justify spending hours in front of the TV or monitor to play games and only stopping to eat, shower and pray, with the latter two almost always skipped or held back as long as possible.

Now we are mature(?) adults, it's hard to justify that anymore. Other than grown up stuff such as jobs, bills and maybe family, there is also other things in life that we learn to do along the way. Perhaps a new hobby, more TV shows and so on.

Then some of us, got really into it and spend all of our waking moments in games, or be able to be free from parents support and spend all of our money in games. Either getting all the latest consoles, to built the perfect gaming rig.

I already have a PS3, PSP Go, DS and the 3DS. Not forgetting the various games I have in my tablet (that will not charge anymore) and the games I installed in my laptop.

It's a crazy thing

Gamer searching for a life partner who will either join me in my many adventures or be tolerant enough to let me play all day long

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Buying

I am in need of a big budget buy.

What? I just agreed to a 35 year mortgage that will take 1/3 of my salary.

I guess it's not instant enough, maybe after I manage to move in, I will get that big rush.

Right now, those mini rushes are nice, but wait I just bought a RM 1050 bag! (discounted to RM450) what, still no feels? Perhaps I should have worn it more frequently. You can actually still smell the leather, or perhaps this is how leather is supposed to smell anyway.

Sigh, see, these are all the signs that state, even if you spend a fortune, you will never gain happiness. If you want to spend money, or buy something, you should always buy experience.

Which is why I think I may need some mini vacation time by myself. Just me, the hotel and it's pool along it's buffet breakfast. It's actually simple. I check in the room at 2pm, sleep, play games or whatever till I feel like sunbathing at the pool. Then once children starts to fill up the pool, I'll drive out to eat, or, I will just buy some instant noodles or just buy an early dinner to eat at night.

Then spend all night just lounging on the bed while playing video games or surfing the net. Then I would wake up to scarf down breakfast before checking out the hotel.

It's a perfect plan!!

Besides, there are plenty of nearby 4 star hotels that will do this just fine, or I can just drive to PD for a quick getaway by the beach.

Although you will probably skip the Starbucks or the beach, because there is just too many people!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pent Up Anger

So angry today. Some jerk had the nerve to cut into line, so I shoved him for cutting in. Bastard shoved back. I wish the term killing in kindness actually meant some sort of weapon to bash his and his pretentious lady friend in the head. Morbid imagination, but that is why I am not granted any superpower. I will misused it indefinitely.

Ah well, I guess I have to imagine the bastard getting off at Masjid Jamek LRTstation and into his cubicle while staring at his 4 walls. Then he would imagine how tough his life his and how he wished it would change  which made him an asshole to other people.

Or he could be a successful business man living his dream but having a bad day. Pffttt....looks like any salary man to me.

I am doing okay. I like my job, I like the place I am, and I like the random things I could do. I love the museum. There are some bad days, but nothing like greeting a visitor and helping them out or guide a new batch of volunteer to be a better person.

If I was behaving a bit evil, then the volunteers would have to be on their tippy toes because I will scrutinize every single details of their movements and action.

Not bad really, I get to use the public transportation and save loads of money. The ugly ass uniform allows me to be sloppy, but nothing like a good pair of cardigans to make me look slightly professional. Now that I have a RM 1200 bag (before discount of course) I will look slightly more professional. It's a nice leather bag that hopefully will age quite well. However I still can't let go of my ugly canvas Quicksilver bag. At least I know that brand provides really high quality stuff at my size.

I think writing is a hell lot better than looking at Facebook. Facebook is really annoying at certain point, yet I can't stop looking at it. No matter that. I think it will do just find to do my own thing

No more going to people's places for whatever reason. I rather sit home and play games or watch TV. I should join the gym again. It's a bonus to have my day off during the weekday. Gym is relatively empty in the day.

Can't stand the machoness of these body builder ugghh their comradely just ticks me off.

Maybe I am destined to be alone, not lonely, lonely is pathetic, alone is having fun by myself and have the world at the tip of my fingers.

Will I change? Perhaps living all alone in a house would change me to find someone to settle down with. Or maybe not.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Housing Blues - How to buy a house

Home ownership

It's one of the most adult thing you can do, and one of the most expensive thing you can own. Buying one is such a pain in the ass which sometimes makes you just want to rent forever or live with your parents.

However some people based on their own calculation, prefer to just rent or in a long term lease compared to buying.

I never knew how hard it is to buy, or maybe I just got too excited and easily pushed by everyone.

This is my step on how to buy a house using plain old simple terms


  1. Check how much loan are you qualified. Go to a bank and discuss how much loan can you apply. Just provide what other loans you have and they might figure it out.
  2. Prepare yourself for the loan
      • Identification card
      • 3 months pay slip
      • EPF form
      • Staff ID
      • Letter from company saying you are a worker
      • 3 months bank slip
      • booking receipt after you paid the fee (this is the last step, just make sure you prepare everything else first)
  3. Go find a home! You can either choose a new home or a home that someone has lived in (called sublease)
  4. Make sure your bank actually supports the company that is selling you the house if you are buying something new, So ensure that you have applied to at least 3 banks. Your  real estate agent might do it for you, but it's good to do it yourself too so that you are in control of where your money goes.
  5. Then make sure you have 10% of the total price in your pocket as a down payment for your home. Some do offer lower down payment but 10% is the norm. You can either save, take up a loan or borrow from someone. I suggest you save up. Other options are very tricky to handle if something goes wrong with the deal.
  6. Other fees, yup there are other fees to pay such as legal and stamp fees for Sales and Purchase (S&P), legal and stamp fees for Loan Application, valuation fees and real estate agent fees. These would add up to about roughly 11% of the cost of the home. 
      • However it might change due to discounts by the bank or if you bought a new home it's a discount by the property company
      • It's better to just have the extra 11%, if it's less you can use the funds for something else.
  7. Don't let them fool you or rush you, They usually give you about 20 days after you paid the booking fees for you to settle your loan.
  8. Boom you have a home.
As much as I think it was that simple, it turned very stressful for me. I thought I was eligible for the 100% loan but  I was not. Too bad the news comes after I paid the 10% down payment. The blame is place on me apparently because I was not to sign the SPA without my loan being approved. However the loan improvement took longer than 20 days I had to pay the down payment or I would be penalized for paying it late.

This a big step for me. Perhaps I should just started with a cheap home and learn the basic of home ownership. Gosh, in 2 more years, there will even be more drama with the various fees that comes with owning a home.

Can't wait..... 

:(


The story of a laptop

Laptops

It replaces computers, well desktop computers that is. I mean, a laptop does what regular people do. Surf the Internet, watch porn and do work. It also adds the ability of being mobile. I am not talking about road warriors that take their work all over the world, but simply moving it one room in the house to another or having a laptop that you can hug on the bed while watching movies.

Anyhow, I replaced my old laptop a few months ago. So far, it does what I need it to do. I wanted a faster processor, a shit load of disk space and a full HD screen, but somehow one features erks me, that  I never thought I would need.

A back lit keyboard. 

Shit...

I had a choice to buy another laptop with similar specs, but with better audio but less graphic power, but with a back lit keyboard. Who knew writing in the dark is something that I felt I need to do now.
Its a small matter though, I love the almost full size keyboard that my laptop has. I say it's almost full size, because it has a miniaturized  numerical keyboard to the left of it. I think its a standard feature for laptops with a 15.6 inch screen. 

Anyhow, what laptop am I using?

I am using the ASUS A550J laptop


Yup, not the picture of it, apparently the model I am using is a weird combination, that is interesting. It has a full HD screen which mean it projects a native 1080p display. It has a GTX 850m graphic and a i7 Processor. It rather weird combination of a laptop this price. (RM 2999)

Suddenly I found a picture of it on Mudah.


But the person was selling it WAY over the purchase price I got, and he is selling it used!! WTF!!

Too bad all I do is either watch Youtube and search random Internet stuff.

Maybe I should have gotten the Macbook Air




Long battery life, very light, and a back lit keyboard. Perfect for travelling and usage.

Then I forgotten that nearly cost RM4k, does not support full HD, and not really meant for gaming.
Hmm, I got too caught up with the back lit keyboard

However, I would still recommend a Macbook to any casual laptop users with money to burn.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hated

Gosh

I can't believe how many times I would mumble I really hate everyone. I mean I do, but I don't. Get me? It's confusing to be inside my head, its even more confusing when it feels so incredibly hot. It's the dry season again as I write and the temperature is just too hot. It does not help that I just came back from Winter.

It's kinda sad though, that some parts of northern USA is experiencing a heavy blizzard to point that it is comical and life threatening. You seldom die due to hot weather because you can just open the window and have some water to keep dehydrated. In the cold, you will die!!! and even with all that padding, if your body temperature does not increased, or warm up, you probably die still.

Oh the horror.

I loved the dry cool Seoul weather, but the temperature dropped to a -12 Celsius and that is just bone chilling. I felt that I could withstand it, if I had a proper jacket. The one I had on seemed perfect for fall or something.

Maybe all this hate is due to that travel euphoria that just died. Ergh..Now I am getting ready to buy a house and already I felt the pinch. I guess I have to live in my parents home. I don't want to. It's time to spread my wings. There are just something I just don't want to be responsible too.

Really grown up right...

Ergh..

Who knows right, It's still to hot as I am typing and I think my wrist is busted or something

My final erghhh