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An unusual christmas

It was my first time having Christmas outside of the UK and it was a pretty weird one. First of all it is blooming hot here in India which is a change to the cold of England. To be honest it doesn't feel like Christmas at all in India. There are like no christmas decoration anywhere and also just the general atmosphere felt like any other day. I did manage to have christmas dinner though, and even that was unusual. Gone away was the roast potatoes, brussle sprouts and in game a tika chicken salad and indian dosa's. But I still had turkey, but it was seasoned in cranberry sauce or something, which made the turkey taste weird, but it was nice. I ended up enjoying the meal and ate way too much.. LOL.. Apart from the Christmas lunch, I did pretty much nothing for the rest of the day. Watch some TV and some stuff on my laptop. I should have started revision, but again was not in the mood. Yeah, I have two more exams and then the technical training will be over and I don't have …

Liverpool Rant!

I can’t believe what I am reading in today’s news papers. Well ok I am in India but reading on the website and reading that our manager Rafa Benitez is up for the sack and he will definitely be going in the next couple of days. I mean that is the most ludicrous thing I have heard. What the hell has Benitez done to deserve such speculation? I mean yes he did make a public out burst on the owners but the funny thing was is that he was exactly right and what he said had no lies. I mean when you want to buy top top class players you need to be able to identify the targets you want and try to close the deal as soon as possible. Yes the transfer windows opens up in January, but you still need to know whether or not you will have the funds in order to be able to purchase the players you want. Also, usually transfers in the modern day often occur before the January window. I just don’t understand what the American owners are on about. Benitez has live his entire life in Europe and he understa…

Ooty Trip part 1

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Ok again, sorry for the lack of updates. Just haven’t found a time where I am in the mood to write. But yeah, a quick update on me before writing about my trip to Ooty. I had my big test a few weeks ago. Basically it was a comprehensive exam of everything that I have learnt over the pass few months. It went very well and I got 97% for it, so I am happy.. Started the second part of the training and it is much harder. Lol, anyway back to the Ooty trip. Anyway, I think it was 7 weeks ago I went with a group of work colleagues to a place called Ooty. Ooty is situated in the mountains so we will get a lot of great views. More on that later. So yeah on the Saturday around 7 weeks ago we started our long journey to Ooty. We set off in the early hours of the morning (5am) which was pretty insane since we were pretty tired and we didn’t get much sleep the next day, and yeah it is a 4-6 hour drive to get to Ooty. But because it was a long way, we also had a lot of stops, and the first stop was …

My trip to Mysore!

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After over 4 weeks of no updates, I thought that I should at least make some sort of attempt to update this web blog, and I actually have a lot to write about now since I have been places.. hehe.. So yeah, I will start of with my adventures in Mysore that happened just over 3 weeks ago. So me and a couple of friends, or should I say work colleagues took a taxis and the first stop was Mysore Palace. We arrived outside the palace and the first thing that we experienced was a mob of Indians that came over to us to sell over-inflated merchandises. They try to sell like a paper fan for 500Rs, which is around £7. Ok that might not sound like a lot, but in India that is one hell of a lot of money for a paper fan that didn’t even work properly. But anyway, back to the palace.

The palace which you can see above is spectacular. It was built around the 1890s and I think it was the first place in southern India to have electricity. Well I am kinda bad at remembering stuff so don’t quote me on tha…

A quick rant from India!

I feel annoyed at the moment. My internet connection is so slow and I can't even youtube properly... Stupid Infosys not given us faster internet. And also Infosys have blocked the internet rights for me to upload stuff to my website, which means I can't load photos or update some pages on my site (which is in badly need to be updated, due to bugs in the code). Oh well, that means no photos for like 6 months sorry! Obviously I can update my blog, but that is because I wrote a script, so the blogs will not be effected thankfully.

Anyway, started the technical training now, but I think I mentioned that already. Quite tiring, but it is slow enough for me to switch off and have some micro breaks, so yeah it is good so far. Oh yeah, we have coffee breaks, and my god, the amount of sugar they put in the coffee is enough to supply the whole of the developing countries for a year. Seriously, it is soooooo sweat man. It makes me go a bit hyper for a while.. LOL... Anyway, back to the wor…

In India!

Hello, and greetings from India. I have finally travelled 5000 miles or so to India to start my training in India. I arrived a good week and a bit ago. I didn't have time to update my website. I am tempted to say that I was busy, but that would be wrong.

To be honest, I just couldn't be bothered to update my site and also I am hardly in my room until around 11ish, so I am always too tired to update it. There are quite a lot of things to do in the evenings after classes, like football, badminton.. etc you get the picture, a lot of stuff.

Classes has been boring. We started off by having HR and soft skills training which is pretty pointless. Then we moved onto the technical training, and it is so boring. We have all been put into the slow track because they don't know how the UK syllables works. So they thought well put us all in the slow track.. hehehe... Anyway, it is boring, since the guy is explaining the same thing in like 4 different ways.

Also over the weekend, I went to…

Welcome to WebV3!

Hello and welcome to the new version of my site. As you can see it is a complete redesign and I think it looks great, I would say that wouldn't I. So what's new? Well there is a new comments section for my blog which means that now you can comment on my entry.

Also there is a new photo engine which should improve the experience of viewing photos. but as of yet it is still playing up on me, so I have temporary disable it, but it will be up very soon.

Anyway, the main reason for this update is so that I would be able to update my blog easier, which means more entries...

Anyway, I have been busy trying to set up a computer, which has the new Windows Vista. Vista is well nothing outstanding, but it does boot up a hell of a lot quicker than XP, anyway, there was something wrong with the PC and I had to take it back to PC world today. Such a hassle. This computer isn't even for me, it is for my brother, and I only get a chance to bring it to him on the weekend coming, so I have to …

It's the end of Harry Potter

Finished reading the last few pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows last night (actually, 4am in the morning), and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised that the book was actually quite good. It wasn't as direr as Order of the Phoenix or as draggy as the Half Blood Prince but it wasn't as good as the first 3-4 books. Actually there isn't anyway that this book could have been better than those books, it is just impossible.

The first book, was just magical and took your breath away, and the Prisoners of Azkaban was by far the best book, but the last was worth reading. There were parts in the middle that you wish that J.K. Rowling would just skip and get to the part where Harry met his final encounter with the Dark Lord. But after the bit where Harry was at Bill's and Fleur's place it got interesting and this was the part where you just couldn't put the book down. Actually I should say when they were at Malfoy's place... yeah there, it got interesting…

Visa to India!

Yesterday I finally completed my visa that I needed so that I will be able to work in India. I decided to leave it as long as possible since people going to work in India for Infosys were having problems obtaining the right version of the visa. The Indian Embassy has to be partly to blame due to an unstructured system and paper work needed. And this unstructured way was apparent when they wanted to look at my contracted and required all 10 pages of the contract instead of the front page that everyone else who obtained the visa for working in India had presented. Of course, I didn't wanted to give the original contract so I had to go out and get the 10 page contracted photo copied, and then when I arrived back, the India Embassy had closed for lunch till 2pm.

After return at 2pm, I was then told by the Indian Embassy that the doors will open at 3pm, so with more hanging around I finally got in and went straight to the queue and thankfully they accepted and told me to wait for 10-15 …

New Anfield looks stunning

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25th July 2007 at 11pm, Liverpool release photos of the new stadium that they are going to build, and it looks amazing! Just take a look at the photos below, just simple unique and so different to anything that is out there, just what Liverpool needs for its new home.



I just love the new Kop, picture 3. It looks so steep it is going to scare the living daylights out of the opposition. You will notice a lot of glass on the side of the building that you can look in, well that will be gone when Liverpool get the planning permission they need. They are going to start building with 60000 seats inside the stadium, but by the time it is open in 2010, Liverpool should have got there planning permission to build just under 80000 seats. It is going to be amazing. Just need to go up to Liverpool one day to see a match, actually I should make a trip up to see a game in the old stadium.

Lots of updating to do...

Haven't been updating my site for a long time. Should have really, but I have been far too lazy and also been working on the new site, which should be out pretty soon. So what have I been doing then... I went to my brothers place for a few weeks to try to sort it out. I had to put in the old laminate flooring in his entire house, since 6 months ago my brother had to put in a new central heating system, and all the pipes where under the floor boards, so they took it out the laminate flooring to get access to them, but they never got the chance to put it back. And because they were so badly damaged, they were very hard to put back together.. but I did it!! WOOHOO...

But my brother's house is nice, the only thing I don't like is that slugs comes into the house so easily. Apparently it is quite normal in Swindon, but it is yucky.. I mean they leave this trail behind and you know it had been there. We bought this new rug for my brother, and the next day we saw the slug had left …

Whaa, so many injections...

A requirement for me going to India for six months for my new job at Infosys is that I have to have lots of injections. Yesterday I went to get them done, and already knowing I need to get immunised for hepatitis and all that crap, I thought that they would just administer one injection and be done with it. Well of course I was wrong and it looks like I will have around 5 injection to have. The hepatitis A and B I would need 3 lots of injection at day 0, 7 and 21 and then the rest will be single dosage. But I hate it that I had to have the injection on my right arm since it hurts when you lift your arm up and I hate it and don't like to be in any kind of pain.. LOL..

What else, yeah, I have to get my visa done now for my trip to india. I heard the Indian Embassy is one of the most busiest embassy in London, so I am not looking forward to go and apply for my visa.. hmm.. oh well.. that will waste one day.

Also, I hate the government... ok, my post is a bit disjointed today, but I can…

London 2012 Logo.. what is that about?

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Look at the new London 2012 logo that was released a couple of days ago. Who are the damm amateur who design this piece of crap. Seriously, it looks like a kid age 10 had designed it. And what's this, it also cost £400k of tax payers money to create it. I mean come on anyone could have designed a better logo for this for the same amount of money that us Londoners, well outskirts Londoners will feel proud of... Even me, a computer scientist who has no graphics design training since my good old GCSE days can make a logo in 10 minutes, and in my opinion is so much better than that piece of crap that money hungry delusional so called designers could have designed.

Spammers!

Spammers... why are they such a pest eh? A week or two ago, some of you may have noticed that spammers were spamming my shoutbox. And as soon as one got in, I got an influx of them. Such a pain and because I didn't implemented any prevention measure, they were able to spam all they want. And when they were spamming, I didn't have time to counter it since I had my final year exams (which went quite well, more on it later) to complete, so I wasn't going to waste time to counter it. But now I get hardly any spammers because of my brilliant spamming prevention tool I have put in place.. WUAHAHAHA eat that stupid F****** spammers!!!

I do get some spammers, but I don't mind now... one or two can easily be dealt with, but I haven't been attack for over 36 hours now, so I am happy.

Yeah, last week I sat my last exam, all of them went well I guess and now waiting to see what I get from them. Hopefully it is pointing towards a first class.. HEHE...

I have accepted the job at In…

VRROOOOOMMMM!

This 9 minute clip shows a Ferrari (actually it is a Mercedes S class, but the car was dub over with a Ferrari engine noise.. LOL) tearing through central Paris. Supposedly the driver managed a top speed of around 120 miles per hour through Champs-Elysées which is pretty impressive. This was taken from a French movie called, C'était un rendez-vous. It was done in the 1970s so that explains why the driver didn't stopped ones. Also, this clip was used in the latest Snow Patrol video, Open Your Eyes. Anyway.. enjoy the 9 minute clip.

Finished Dissertation, YES!!!

It has been a long time since I last updated, but it has just been so busy these couple of weeks. Today I have finally completed my dissertation for my uni degree. I have written the documentation, sorted all that needs to be printed ready for me to hand in tomorrow. In my honest opinion, the project has gone like clockwork with no delays and I am pretty happy that it has finally finished. Now I will be able to enjoy the unseasonable warm weather that we have been having... But still got to revise before my final exams which starts just little over 3 weeks time.

Also I got a job at Infosys! I had the interview in mid-march time. The interview went pretty ok... it was a bit weird though since the interviewer was not going to make the final decision on whether I will get the job or not. Instead a manual script of the interview will be sent to India, where I will be sent, where the people who will be training me will make the decision. After 4 weeks, I got a call saying I got it.

The train…

Great idea to prevent global warming

What a great idea to prevent global warming. Just contaminate petrol! That is what Tesco and other leading and influential retailers are doing. By filling your car at one of their flagship pumps, you can save the environment by filling your car up with petrol that will slowly deprive your car with the nutrients it needs and therefore starving your car to death...

Ok, what I am talking about is the petrol crisis that is happening at the moment. People who are not too familiar with the story, it is about an ingredient that petrol station around the country has added to their petrol to reduce the amount of carbon emissions. This ingredient has apparently done something to the cars that makes the car back fire and eventually stop working.

But think about it in a different way. What big companies like BP and Shell were trying to do in the first place was to try to lower carbon emissions by adding this so call ingredient. Well they have and spectacularly succeeded in doing so. By adding this …

King's College London Sucks!!

Attention, attention, King's College London (KCL) is closed for the day due to a power failure in the area... Well that is what I heard from, Vadim on the way to college yesterday travelling PEAK I should say. It isn't their fault I have to be honest, but they should at least have warned us about it. Oh yeah, they couldn't since their website and email service was down... so yeah, I went to the college yesterday since I had the ticket anyway and as I got to the college all that was shown was a little sign on the window, a hand drawn A4 piece of paper saying something about it being closed and people who are to repair the system would have to go somewhere and await further instruction or something like that. There was 200+ students waiting, confused outside, and there was not one sign saying what student should do. I mean KCL is a joke. They don't care about us, their "students" at all.

Also the fact that their whole web system is located in the Strand, the cam…

Welcome Facebook viewers

I hope this works, or the title you see will be totally meaningless. Well hopefully all facebook people can see my entry on my blog. I have integrated my blog with facebook, so now it is even more easier to check updates and so on. You should be able to see all my entries I have made to my blog, if not then crap.. Also I have RSS my website, the link will be up soon, but it is still a bit dodgy.. but oh well.

For people who is their first time reading my blog, well it is about me (duh!) and it is my ramblings... I also post some YouTube stuff so watch carefully and erm yeah that’s about it basically... So without further a due, lets get cracking on...

Two Friday's ago it was Lap's 21st... He did it at a bar/restaurant in Piccadilly which is called, erm... Sugar Reef and it was a great night out. For people you hasn't seen the pics, it is on Fu's facebook. For people looking at this entry through my website, I am sorry and do not have photo's, so you are missing out..…

Let it snow!!!

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Take a look at some of the photos that I have taken from my house when it was snowing a few days ago, actually it was yesterday.. lol...





Also, I have put up the new year photos. Just go to the photo section. If you are using version 3, please go back to version 2 to see it. I am planning to put more photos on soon.

I am still alive...

Now this must have been the worse stretch of time since I haven't updated my website. 30th November 2006 was the last time I posted and now it is January 22nd 2007. That is like 50+ days man!!! So what have you missed in the life of me (lol). Well the first thing you have missed is my websites birthday. It is now 2 years old, well it was, but now it is much older, lol. I also missed Christmas and also New years.

Now I will try to give a brief updated on what I have done since November. Well the first thing I have to note is that my cousin, Ching Ling (Ciara) came to the UK and basically camped at my house for a few weeks. I think she spent around 3-4 weeks in the UK, where she also went to Paris, but not with me but with some of her friends. She left yesterday, and her flight took a total of 30 hours. Actually, she should have arrived like 3 hours ago. LOL.. that’s how long the flight was.

Actually, if you have been staying tuned to my YouTube page, erm, I put the link somewhere on …