Opening Ceremony

Finally opened the bottle of Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur that Sharky bought for me.  Heh.  My mom said it was too sweet… and that she couldn’t taste the alcohol.  Amazing ‘cos i sure could taste the alcohol (15.5%) before i added ice!

My dad said it tasted like Kahlua!  What a horrendous blasphemy to my precious Sheridan’s Coffee Liqueur.  Sigh.

Oh well… more chances to stock up when i go HK in Sep and when my mom goes on holiday in Oct.  Heehee.

Firefox 2.0.0.5

Wow!  Firefox rocks!  My laptop hanged while i was surfing Facebook and after i hard reset, obviously all my data was gone right?  Well, the sites i had opened in IE were gone… but when i opened Firefox, it asked whether i wanted to “Restore Session” ‘cos it detected that my Firefox was “closed unexpectedly”!  Cool!  So i managed to get back the links i was surfing in Firefox before my laptop hanged.  Way cool!

I was using IE7 as my primary browser ‘cos i find it loads URLs faster than Firefox… but i think i’m going back to using Firefox as my primary browser now.  Heehee.

Three cheers for Firefox!!  Yum Se… oops, i meant, Hip Hip Hurray!

Hard Disk Partition Software / Toshiba Laptop / PA Mart

Been wanting to partition my hdd for some time now… thought of splitting the 120G (actually it’s just 111G) of hdd space into 2 partitions… c:\ to hold all my programs, and an e:\ for “data”… like MP3s, movies, photos, etc.

Wanted to get Partition Magic to do the job.  But i got hold of another software instead – Acronis Disk Director.  It’s a powerful software… allows users to do various housekeeping of the hdd.  But i only used the partitioning tool lah.  Very easy to use.  No fuss.  Just a few clicks and it’s done.  Excellent.  Highly recommend it to all hardware idiots like me.  Hehe.

Does anyone else here use a Toshiba Protege M500?  ‘Cos i have some problems with the fingerprint reader.  It takes like 10 tries sometimes b4 it recognises my fingerprint!  And i’m not sure if the problem is ‘cos my fingers are too dry, too skinny, or whatever…

I’ve turned off the password using fingerprint reader option liao.  No use for it really… but i’m nonetheless curious if i got a dud for a laptop… especially after all the fiasco with PA Mart.

I posted my fight with PA Mart (which btw, i still haven’t had time to go down to get them to re-do the warranty) on the hardwarezone forum… and was told that someone once posted a thread saying that he/she bought the laptop from PA Mart… only to find out it was a display set!  Wah lau eh.  Damn KNS right?  I hope it didn’t happen to me!  🙁  Not that i would know right?  Hence the importance of the 2-year warranty!

Food Reviews

My latest hobby… writing food reviews… though i don’t think it’ll last very long.  It’s kind of tiring and not spicy nor saucy at all.  Yes, pun intended.  Anyway, if u have that teeny weeny bit of confidence in my taste in food, u can check out my (so far 2) reviews at www.hungrygowhere.com.  Just do a search for “UptownGal” under Reviewer’s name.  🙂

Xia Yi Zhan Tian Hou

Saw the last hour of the movie Diva, Ah Hey.  It’s an old show… from 2003… starring Charlene Choi and Jordan Chan.  Ok lah… it’s either my tolerance for irritatingly sweet but untalented singers (like Charlene) is getting higher, or she really is getting less annoying.

Anyway, the theme song from the show is really nice.  Love the melody.  🙂

 

 

站在大丸前细心看看我的路
再下个车站到天后当然最好
但华丽的星途途中一旦畏高
背后会否还有他拥抱
在百德新街的爱侣
面上有种顾晄自豪
在台上任我唱未必风光更好
人气不过肥皂泡
即使有天开个唱谁又要唱
他不可到现场仍然仿似白活一场
不恋爱教我怎样唱
几多爱歌给我唱还是勉强
台前如何发亮
难及给最爱在耳边低声温柔地唱
白日梦飞翔永不太远太抽象
最后变天后变新娘都是理想
在时代的广场谁都总会有奖
我没有歌迷有他景仰
在百德新街的爱侣
面上有种顾晄自豪
在台上任我唱未必风光更好
人气不过肥皂泡 ha..
即使有天开个唱谁又要唱
他不可到现场仍然仿似白活一场
不恋爱教我怎样唱
几多爱歌给我唱还是勉强
台前如何发亮
难及给最爱在耳边低声温柔地唱
其实心里最大理想
跟他归家为他唱

I want to memorise the lyrics so i can sing it during karaoke… but there’re some bits that are kinda fast… so it’s going to take a lot of work.  Heh.  No reaction time to slowly read in mandarin and translate to cantonese while singing the song. 

Does anyone have the lyrics to the mandarin version of this song?  That would be a lot easier to memorise though i think the cantonese version’s nicer.

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Just found the mandarin… but the lyrics a bit stupid leh.  Sigh.

Facial Wipes

Bubbs introduced me to Nivea Facial Cleansing Wipes.  It’s like wet towels that remove makeup.  Nifty to have around on late nights when i’m too lazy to wash my face before i sleep, and for removing makeup before going for tennis lessons. 

Tried 2 other brands for comparison purposes – Simple and St. Ives.  The sheets in St Ive’s cleansing wipes are really small.  So even though it’s like 40 pieces per pack, sometimes i use more than 1 piece!

Simple’s not bad… but doesn’t remove makeup as effectively as Nivea.  I base my conclusion on the fact that although the Nivea wipes do not remove water resistant mascara completely, it does remove more of the masacara than Simple. 

The only gripe i have about Nivea is that the wipes tend to be a little porous… so the removed makeup sort of like seeps into the flip side of the wipe.  But recently, i chanced upon the “Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipe” from Nivea… and (don’t ask me why) but the material’s not as porous!!  The sheets are slightly smaller but i think it’s much better.  Plus, it’s less heavily scented and doesn’t irritate my nose as much.  Heh.