Online data and me

As you can already tell, I’m a huge proponent of the internet because of the convenience it brings me. I love the fact that I can sign in to Chrome on a new computer, and all my favorite sites, bookmarks, logins are synced and ready to be used. I love the fact that when I’m searching for something, the search results are tailored for me based on my past searches. I enjoy having reminders for any upcoming events automatically appearing on my phone even though I didn’t add them to my calendar manually. I love that Google tells me how long it’s going to take for me to get to work based on the usual route I drive everyday. It’s great. This convenience is awesome.
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Forty keks for Tom

It was a hot and sunny day. Tom put on his cap and strapped his backpack on tight. Despite wearing his lucky socks and shoes today, nothing prepared him for what was going to happen.

“Mom!” he yelled. There was no response.
“Mom!!” he yelled again. Silence.
“Whatever!” he muttered to himself.
“Ya’ll is wack! I’m standing out here by meself, all alone, no supervision, and ya’ll not coming out to say goodbye to yo young ‘un? Alright! Imma go to school now!”

Tom stepped out of his home’s average-sized front porch and began walking towards his school.


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Nobody likes adverts; Malaysian time

I dislike adverts. Sure, I know, they’re a necessary evil which lets us have things for free but that doesn’t mean I can’t dislike them. I don’t mind stuff like billboards and posters put up – but when they’re in your face and unavoidable i.e. popping up during a TV show or in between songs on the radio – they’re terrible. I made the conscious decision to not run any ads on this blog (not that I would have the traffic to generate revenue anyway), I don’t put ads on the (very few) YouTube videos I have and I install adblock on all my devices. I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio anymore, so I never have to sit through the rubbish they spew.

However, there’s one place I can’t avoid advertisements and that place is the cinema. It is also something I don’t get. Mind you, I’m not complaining about the trailers they show (if they show any at all, seriously, one to two trailers per film? what’s wrong with you guys, GSC?) – if anything, we need trailers more than shitty advertisements.
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Gig #88: Coffee + Chords


In case you were wondering what happened to gig #87, I played a show last week at Barlai. Anyway tomorrow (or later today), I’ll be playing at Grind 22’s Coffee + Chords event. I haven’t played in a cafe in awhile, so it’s gonna be interesting.

Anyway, I’m getting a full set (30 mins), if you want to see me play (it’s also been a looooooong ass time since I’ve played in Bangsar), do drop by. Event details are as follow:

Venue: Grind 22, Bangsar
Time: 8-11pm
Date: 28 October 2015

8:30pm Razak
9:00pm Fikri
9:30pm George
10:00 Ian Tai

Anyway, I hope to see you guys there <3