Friday, December 29, 2006

I'm 20/20

I got it done. Yesterday, I spent RM3800 to get my vision corrected to near perfect, via the use of Lasik technology.

That's me, prepped for the surgery. Here's what they did.

28th, Eye assessment to see if my eyes are suitable for the treatment. Droplets were placed in my eyes to dilate the pupil, to determine the thickness and pressure. Also checked were my vision diopter.

29th, 11am appointment. Last assessment by the doctor, and then they prepped me to undergo the zapping.

  • Doctor first gave my eyes local anaesthetic, then fitted wires to hold my lids open (did I mention she tapped my eyelids as well..)
  • She then capped a plastic ring over my eyes, and made an incision to create a flap, thus exposing my pupils.
  • The lasers came into action, and started zapping my pupils to correct my vision (at this point, I could smell my pupils getting cooked...)
  • Once done, she reattached the flap, and I'm off.

All this took place in under 5 minutes, and believe me, seeing the whole process thru certainly is odd.

No pain were felt, though the first couple of hours are quite uncomfortable. It was described as having sand in my eyes. To me, it was as if someone's pressing down on my eyeballs. Ergh!

Anyway, I now get to put behind the past 19 years of wearing a contraption on my eyes. I could see clearly, without any aid.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Flooding in Melaka

You've read it in the papers.
Exactly how bad is it? Generally water is around 4ft to 7ft high, depending on which part of Melaka you're standing on.

Some of the road are impassable to cars. The Melaka river is now as wide as the Pahang river (almost, at least).

Right now, we're all hoping that the rain will stop, and allow the water to subside. The rising tide certainly made things worst.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


That's from Eragon.

My advice, watch the movie, only if you had read the book. Otherwise, go read the book.
There is no way you'll understand what the movie was about, despite it being 2 1/2 hours long.

Wedding bells...

Congratulations to Camelia and Pak Wei!
Here's a snippet of the dinner reception, for those not present.

Wanna see more? Get on the Smartgroups (HY, I'm advertising for you here..)

Friday, December 15, 2006


Believe you would have seen the cinead by now. For the uninitiated, this is another fantasy epic, spanning 3 books of entertaining mystical lore of dragons, magick, knights and valor.

What's it about then? I'm not going to spoil the movie for you. But if you wanna know more, suggests you go get the book: Eragon. There's two in the market, the third due out sometime 2007.

In general, Eragon's a young teenager (as always), living with a relative (of course), who stumbled upon a unique package which happened to be a dragon egg. Overtime, the dragon and the boy bonded, to become a pair and one with each other.

As the story unfolds, you'll find much similarity to our real world, of politics, wars, rebels, espionage.

The interesting part of book, is very much Eragon's discovery process of his ability, his learning curve.

I'd recommend this to fans of the fantasy world. It'll be a good escape from reality for awhile. Me, I'm going to catch the movie this Sunday. Hope it's as fulfilling as the book.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Hey everyone, Christmas is coming!!!

Black Forest Cake

Who came up with the idea anyway? Having one for birthdays, for anniversaries, for weddings...

Lately, my family had taken up the hobby of baking cakes. Cheese cakes, butter cakes, sponge cakes, now Black Forest Cake. Few years back, I was planning a trip to Germany. One focal point of interest was a visit to the Black Forest there, and seek the Cake. Is that the origin?

No matter what the interest, it's good to see my family bonding this way. Heart warming. Not that we're dysfunctional or something. It's just that growing up in a traditional Chinese family, meant silent nights in front of the telly, quick dinners, and to each our own.

Perhaps it's the age. As we grow, the "children" learnt to appreciate the parents more. We're more open, the topic of discussion gets more personal. The parents start to see and treat us like "adults". Hey! I'm turning 30 soon. Can't be looking at me as a kid no more, rite??

But I like it. We're close. Makes me look forward to coming back every weekend, even if it's for a quick dinner, a sound sleep. Not many understands my fixation of making every weekend a family weekend. Just spend time with them. They'll feel like they're still important. They'll feel like growing with us, not left behind as we seek our new family.

Ah...yada yada yada...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Long hiatus...

Been away, been away...

Phew! Just completed my Company's annual dinner, hosted for the southern region. What a rush! We got those fella trekking under a hot Saturday afternoon, all over the historical sites of Malacca. Needless to say, they were thankless bout it.