Flying West!

Time’s tick­ing real slow now, ‘cos in two hour’s time I’ll be leav­ing for Kuala Lumpur, where my real hol­i­day starts. We (my sis and me) will be stayin over at our aunts’ place and we’ll have fun there until our par­ents join us at around early Decem­ber and then we will be lit­er­ally trav­el­ling around the penin­sula meet­ing up with relatives.

Finally, the days of bore­dom are over, heh. The past few days are noth­ing but hot, lazy after­noons. To kill time, my friends and I had a few trips to you name it, the movies, bowl­ing, bad­minton, KFC. For last week alone we vis­ited the cin­ema three times, watched at least four movies XD. We even got addicted to using the city bus ser­vice to and fro the city cen­ter, it’s a pretty good expe­ri­ence I must say. Not to men­tion reliev­ing our par­ents the has­sle of send­ing us all the way down­town. Other than these trips, there was pretty much noth­ing to do at home. I would spend my time online until I was sick of it, join the fam­ily in watch­ing those bor­ing, lame excit­ing dra­mas on TV, poke into some mag­a­zines (damn, talk about read­ing, I ain’t got some good book to read after I fin­ished my Dan Brown in two days) or just doze off on the sofa.

Now lets talk com­put­ers. I just got a brand new 160GB West­ern Dig­i­tal Caviar exter­nal hard disk (pic­ture below). So that’s another 160Gigs to my exist­ing 40GB inter­nal hard disk and another 40GB exter­nal. Add em up, you’ll get (160+40+40) some sweet 240Gigs of stor­age! It’s a 3.5″ Ser­ial ATA so it’s pretty big com­pared to my 40GB 2.5″ Note­book HDD and does emit some heat ‘cos its pretty hot when you touch it’s sides, think of the sides of your kitchen fridge. The only down­side of these two exter­nal hard disks is that I have to con­nect them to my PC via crappy USB. To make things worse, my PC isn’t equipped with USB 2.0. So you can imag­ine how long it took for me to trans­fer around 15Gigs of my music onto that beast, but I got it done any­way, had my whole music col­lec­tion on it and ready to cram it into my lug­guage en route to KL! (damn, how I wish I had an iPod for this)

As you can see, it’s enclo­sure has a classy chrome fin­ish. I like how the was it looks behind my key­board now, hehe, adds up to the over­all cool­ness of my setup.

If you have read the news, you’ll know that the new Air­bus A380 is mak­ing some tests flights around Asia and had recently landed in Sin­ga­pore and Aus­tralia. Today, it’ll touch down at KLIA, and I’m lucky enough to be fly­ing there on this very day. Even though I will be reach­ing there around dusk, I hope I can some­how get a glimpse of this mega bird. Welp, I think I’d bet­ter end it here, got a plane to catch!


by shenghan in General, Life on 17th November, 2005 at 3pm, Thursday, November 17th, 2005 03:24 pm GMT +8

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  1. […] Cos last week, my 2-year-old 160GB exter­nal hard disk drive decided to freak­ing die. Drag­ging along with it 6 years worth of about 15,000 fam­ily photos […]

  2. […] Cos last week, my 2-year-old 160GB exter­nal hard disk drive decided to freak­ing die. Drag­ging along with it 6 years worth of about 15,000 fam­ily photos […]