Sunday, April 12, 2009

PC Fair

Yesterday I went to the PC fair organised by Pikom at KL Convention Centre with my husband. Well, the PC fair opened from 11.0am to 9.00pm but we went there early so that we can park at the fixed price parking area and also right in front of the Centre. So with time to kill, we walk around Suria KLCC and also sit in the KLCC park waiting for the door to open. Instead going upstairs first and then finally going downstairs, we went downstairs first which is mistake, because they make in such a way, that you its a one-way journey and you have to pass every area and exit and go back another round. And mind you, there are human jam every where. Anyway, I got what I wanted to buy, i.e. a LCD Monitor and 2 CDs of Kaspersky with 6 licences. I wanted to buy a cheap LCD monitor but there none that cost below RM300. The smallest which is 18.5" cost between RM350 to RM390. In the end I settled for LG brand which cost me RM369. My hubby wanted to get a netbook which costs between RM1500 to RM2000 but I try to convinced him to buy a notebook, because for RM1000 extra, he will get a better one. In the end he bought a 13" ACER notebook with Intel 2 processor technology and 4GB ram. After that we meet up with my eldest daughter and went for lunch at Pizza Hut because we got a RM30 voucher for buying a computer with Maybank credit card. Then to the optician at Campbell complex to make glasses for my daughter as well as for myself and to trim off the chip end of my hubby spectacles. It was so jam, from KLCC to Jln Tunku Abd Rahman and also from there to Campbell complex. At the end we left KL at around 6.00pm and send my daughter back to my mother-in-law's house and then back to Tmn Equine for dinner.
We came back and unpacked the notebook to install Kaspersky and also Microsoft Office. We thought it will be an easy task, but we took more than an hour trying to completely get rid of the pre-installed McAfee and we have to resort to googling how to uninstalled this anti-virus program. Finally did it and after installing the Kaspersky, we have to activate online and another problem crop-up, after connecting to the wireless, eventhough its connected, it didn't want to connect to the internet...why????. Then we click here and there, it finally get connected and until today, still puzzled how suddenly it can connect to the internet. Anyway, got the registration done and finally install Microsoft Office and all this easy task only get to finish at around 1.00am the next day. What a long day!

Residents Association Meeting

Today, after 3 years of shifting into this township, I decided to attend the Residents Association meeting. It is supposed to start at 8.30am till 12.30pm. I arrived there at about 9.30am after going for breakfast with my hubby and sending him to the nearest bus stop to catch a bus to the bus station at Puduraya and from there to catch another express bus to Penang.
After reaching there at 9.30am, I am not surprised that the meeting has not started and I am the number 52 residents to arrive. Well, this township is seems has around a thousand household in this section yet at the end of the meeting there were a total of around 70 residents who attended the meeting.
A new committee was formed and a few issues were raised by some of the residents. The most important was the issuance of CF by the local council. It looks like most of the houses already got their permanent CF and yet I am left in the dark. Anyway, they gave us the telephone to contact the developer to enquire about the CF for those houses who have yet to get their CF.
The other issues that concerned the residents were the pot-holes that are on the roads, suggestion to put up humps on some roads and to extend the main road as planned when we bought the township.
Unfortunately I was also elected to be one of the committee member, which is something I am not interested in and also I will be the only female in the committee hold by all men and so I ask that I be exempted from becoming one of the members but in the end, I lose out and they decided to appoint another woman into the committee so that I will not be the sole female.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Last night, while searching to upgrade my garmin gps, I came across another malaysia map which is called Malfreemaps. Look like its created by the same group of people from Malsingmaps. Anyway, I dowloaded the latest version i.e. 1.41 (I guess its the latest) and copied the img file into my garmin. I find that the maps are more colourful and with POIs on the map makes things really easy, especially the petrol station, letting us know the different station.
The following are snapshots taken from my garmin nuvi

Farewell Presents

My last day in IMR, was with mix feeling. I was sad to leave because I am leaving a place I am familiar with and worked there for 26 years and I have friends in almost all other department in IMR. At the same time, I was glad, I am leaving to a place which nearer to my house and with my failing eyesight, I don't have to leave early morning while its still dark and apprehensive because I have not worked in a hospital environment before and don't know how it is run.
The following are the farewell presents from my colleagues and boss.

A Balmer watch from Sue.

A Polo watch from my boss
A comforter set from my office colleagues

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My new workplace

I actually reported to Hospital Serdang on the 10th of March, but was deferred until yesterday. I didn't know there are so many forms to fill in Hospital Serdang. Anyway, I was told that I have to go to the Admin office first to get some application papers for the ID card as well as to access the computer system in the Hospital. Getting the ID card was a breeze and it took less than 5 minutes and the ID card is also the punch card for me to clock in and clock out as well as the access card into the lab. The clock-in and clock-out take immediate effect and the door access is supposed to work after 24 hours, but unfortunately until today, I still cannot access into the lab and have to have someone to zang me in.
They put in-charge of the Histopatology and Cytology lab. In the first place, I have never worked in a hospital before, and worst still in Histopatology and Cytology which I have no knowledge at all. And the smell of formalin eventhough is slight is giving me a headache. I hope it will passed. I ask most of staff, they also have the same problem and then disappeared maybe in 1 or 2 months, I think when one is immune to it.
Today, I got my User ID and password to access the computer. And the funny thing is, they never ask what user ID we would like to use but instead they gave at their discretion, which is just part of my name. So, I called and ask whether they can change it or not, but it seems the system cannot delete any data and so they cannot make a new one. I tried to change my password just now, but it does not allow me. I will try again tomorrow. Will put in some pics after I rearrange my room, maybe next week when everything is settled.