Archive for September 2007

Today Is Sunday

Yesterday i wrote about i'm going to take the Linux Examination in a "not-so-prepared" situation and that i will miss the Man. Utd game Live on TV because of the exam time. the exam start at about 5.45PM (about 3.45AM USA time) clashes with the match that start at about 7.45PM. The live show start at 7.00PM. Now here's the update...

The exam went smoothly and thank God that i passed. Luckily the connection to the US server was good enough for me to do the exam without any problem especially the good ol' lagging problem. (The exam connected directly to the US server via the Internet) I hate lagging. I've been experiencing the lagging problem for a long time ago especially when i started to "play" with the mIRC. Still remember mIRC? When the server lag, you have to "ping" it. That was the first time i heard and used the word ping, and now, i'm using it back, not in the mIRC environment, but in LAN environment. Hehehehe... Last resort, change to a nearby server... Adeh... out of topic oredi. I think i should write about this in the near future... hehehehe..
Oh... The internet connection was good yesterday though!

To add the icing to the cake, My beloved Man. Utd won their game against Everton (Liverpool Mersyside Rival...) at Goodison Park. Nemanja Vidic was the scorer of the only goal of the match which ended 1 - 0 to Man. Utd. Great! I didn't saw the whole match so i don't know who's starting the game. Only saw the remaining 25 min of the match. Manage juga lah to catch the goal as it was score in around the 80th minute of the game. Although Man. Utd can't seem to get past the 1 goal in a match curse so far this season, they are doing really well in that match. By the way, if we win, say for 20-0, there are only 3 points to grab! Tapi, yala... at the end of the day, there comes a time when goal different will play their part on the standing of the team in the league. COME ON YOU REDS!!!. For the record, Man. Utd played 6 times with 3 wins (in a row!!!), two draws and 1 defeat. They score 4 goals and conceded just 1 goal so far. The only time that they fail to score was against Reading (0-0) and in their defeat against city rival, Man. City (0-1).

Ok lah.. Tomorrow is Monday. Holiday kunu. So no need to woke up early to go to work... i mean my practical. But can oso be considered as work lah... Lot a thing to do. Learn and learn until i can't learn anymore... or should i say die or disable. Hohohohoho. Finally got certified as a professional in Linux from Novell (NCLP). Last month, i've passed and become a certified professional for Microsoft (MCP)..But for me, my learning curve has not ended. Having all the certification doesn't mean that i am good enough. Still a lot to learn, and i am willing to learn. Hahahaha... enogh about me... later some people would say i am bragging about something that i don't know. Tapi kan... i will learn the thing that i don't know, sooner or later!

KaDuS Bilang:
The key word for today is LEARN! Wakakakakakaka (and oh... Man. Utd win... AGAIN... with 1-0... AGAIN!!!)

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My Streesful day

I going to take my Linux Examination today, at 5:30 pm. will i get pass? i doubt that. i haven't study. my computer can't support the Linux platform that i were studying. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. I guess it was the hardware. It seem to crash everytime it reach the "checking hardware"/. I have to depend on my notes to study... vhahahaha...
What make me stress was... it clash with the day my beloved Man. Utd plays against Everton in a must win match. Arrrgghhh.... why does i have to suffer this...? My gf would laugh when she knew this (Coz she's a Liverpool fans). Hehehehe... but i'll find a way, to see that match... I WILL!!!

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Nickelback - If Everyone Cared lyrics
From underneath the trees,
we watch the sky
Confusing stars with satellites
I never dreamed that you'd be mine
But here we are, we're here tonight
Singing A-Amen, I, I'm alive (I'm alive)
Singing A-Amen, I, I'm alive
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day, when nobody died
And I'm singing A, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
Would show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along
Singing A-Amen, I, I'm alive (I'm alive)
Singing A-Amen, I, I'm alive
[Chorus x2]
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day, when nobody died
And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be
[Chorus x2]
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day, when nobody died
We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody die ahha ahha ahhhh ahd...
We'd see the day, we'd see the day,
When nobody die ahha ahha ahhhh ahd...
We'd see the day (died) when nobody died
P/S: what d'ya thing of this video, the music and the lyric...?

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What Is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person experiences poor sleep or has trouble sleeping. Insomnia can involve:
Difficulty falling asleep
Difficulty staying asleep (that is, waking up many times during the night), without necessarily having had any difficulty falling asleep
Waking up too early in the morning
Not feeling refreshed after a night's sleep

In any of these cases the person feels tired the next day, or feels as if he or she did not have enough sleep.
Poor sleep for any length of time can lead to mood disturbances, lack of motivation, decreased attention span, trouble with concentration, low levels of energy, and increased fatigue.
About one-third of the average person's life is spent sleeping. Healthy sleep is vital to the human body and important for the optimal functioning of the brain and other organs.
There are three types of insomnia:
1. Transient, or mild, insomnia - sleep difficulties that last for a few days; there is little or no evidence of impairment of functioning during the day
2. Short-term, or moderate, insomnia - sleep difficulties that last for less than a month, that mildly affect functioning during the day, together with feelings of irritability and fatigue
3. Chronic, or severe, insomnia - sleep difficulties that last for more than a month, that severely impair functioning during the day, and cause strong feelings of restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and fatigue

Is Insomnia Serious?
Insomnia can have physical and psychological effects. The consequences of insomnia include:

  • Impaired mental functioning. Insomnia can affect concentration and memory, and can affect one's ability to perform daily tasks.
  • Accidents. Insomnia endangers public safety by contributing to traffic and industrial accidents. Various studies have shown that fatigue plays a major role in automobile and machinery accidents. As many as 100,000 automobile accidents, accounting for 1,500 deaths, are caused by sleepiness.
  • Stress and depression. Insomnia increases the activity of the hormones and pathways in the brain that cause stress, and changes in sleeping patterns have been shown to have significant affects on mood. Ongoing insomnia may be a sign of anxiety and depression.
  • Heart disease. One study reported that people with chronic insomnia had signs of heart and nervous system activity that might put them at risk for heart disease.
  • Headaches. Headaches that occur during the night or early in the morning may be related to a sleep disorder.
  • Economic effects. Insomnia costs the U.S. an estimated $100 billion each year in medical costs and decreased productivity.

What Causes Insomnia?
There are many possible causes of insomnia. Sometimes there is one main cause, but often several factors interacting together will cause a sleep disturbance. The causes of insomnia include:

  1. Psychological Causes
    - In many people, insomnia can be the result of:
  • Anxiety, a condition in which individuals feel increased tension, apprehension, and feelings of helplessness, fear, worry, and uncertainty. This may be due to the effects that other people at work have on us, financial worries, concerns over relationships outside work or numerous other causes.
  • Stress, or how effectively a person copes with any emotional, physical, social, economic, or other factor that requires a response or change.
  • Depression, a mood disturbance characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement.

In addition, a lack of a good night's sleep can lead to these very same psychological problems, and a vicious cycle can develop. Professional counseling from a doctor, therapist, or sleep specialist can help individuals cope with these conditions.

2. Physical Causes

  • Hormonal changes in women. These include premenstrual syndrome, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.
  • Decreased melatonin. The levels of melatonin, the hormone that helps control sleep, decrease as a person ages. By age 60, the body produces very little melatonin.
  • Medical conditions. These include allergies, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, and Parkinson's disease.
  • Pain. Pain and discomfort from a medical illness or injury often interfere with sleep.
  • Genetics. Problems with insomnia do seem to run in some families, although researchers have yet to identify how genetics play a role.
  • Other sleep disorders. These include sleep apnea (in which one temporarily stops breathing during sleep) and periodic leg and arm movements during sleep (in which one's muscles excessively twitch or jerk).

3. Temporary Events Or Factors

  • Adjustment sleep disorder. This form of sleeplessness is a reaction to change or stress. It may be caused by a traumatic event such as an illness or loss of a loved one, or a minor event such as a change in the weather or an argument with someone
  • Jet lag. Air travel across time zones often causes brief bouts of insomnia.
  • Working the night shift or long shifts. Individuals who work at night and those who work long shifts may have trouble adjusting their sleep habits.
  • Medications. Insomnia can be a side effect of various medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.
  • Overuse of caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine most commonly disrupts sleep. While a drink or two before bed may help a person relax, more than that can lead to fragmented sleep and wakefulness a few hours later.
  • Environmental noise, extreme temperatures, or a change in a person's surrounding environment.

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What a day...

Just finished my lunch time at Donggongon. I'm currently doing my 2 month practical training in Sabah Credit. For the first few days, work has been though except for today. So boring... i feel like i'm going to sleep. Hehehehe... ada derma darah hari ni, so not many work to do, as our supervisor is involved with the blood donation campaign. Hmm... if sia cakap this with my other friends, yang sedang praktikal di tempat lain... mimang derang cakap... "Wah untungnya kamu...!!!"... Apa yang untung??? ITS BORED!!! Tahan hati ja tidak tau apa mo buat... ehehehehehe. Been like this since 7.50am this morning till now... (1:43pm)


Prolific Tenor Pavarotti Dies


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