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10GB Free

Nearly forgotten about this. I sent my laptop for servicing few weeks ago. My laptop was having a mere 4KB of bad disk sector and a suspected LCD problem. Fujitsu engineers had determined that my LCD is perfectly okay. As for my harddisk, they replaced it for free with a 40GB brand new harddisk instead of getting a same size harddisk as my original one because they could not find a 30GB harddisk. My laptop is on warranty and so the replacement is free-of-charge! So happy.

Star Wars 3

Went to buy a pair of tickets for Star Wars at Orchard Cinneleisure early in the morning 10am plus. I, being a M1 user, am entitled half price for the 2nd ticket. Yeah!

Overall, the show was average only at least in my opinion.

Suspend Cleanup Duties

I have officially announced temporary suspension of my voluntary cleanup duties on EE. See you guys in an approximately 211 days later.

Zoo Trip YEAH

Went to the zoo today with Regine, her sister, and her sister's boyfriend. Weather was hot but I still find it quite fun. We took quite a lot of photos and I must admit many were quite well taken. Too bad we don't have the time to make a trip down the Children's World and have a ride on the tram.

Overall, it was truely fun.

Regine's Last Paper

4th May is Regine's last paper. I can see she really is very excited over it. Ya, we went for a ktv session from 2pm till 7pm that same day with Regine's JC friends at Clementi KBox. We then went to HollandV for dinner and a drink.

NUS Summary

I shall now summarize the 2 short years of my life in NUS.

I knew life in NUS will be of few friends from my poly friends (girls) who enrolled before me. They told me it is always difficult to make new friends especially those from JCs. Those from JCs usually have their own usually big group of buddies and when come to forming groups for projects, they are always together. So, it is good to come in with someone whom you know of especially if you are from poly. I am from poly but I am the only one enrolling in year 2003/2004. Girls enrolled 1 year before me and all guys enrolled 1 year later than me because they choose not to disrupt from NS.

Pre-NUS
I conducted a medical checkup at NUS one hot afternoon. That was the first day I set foot on NUS. As required by NUS for all poly students, I took QET (Qualified English Test). I bumped onto a primary school friend, Francis. We lost contact after PSLE even though he lived just opposite my block. Francis was from NP. The paper was tough and as…

SQL Takes 26HR

Dear all,
AMAZING!!! But this is serious! Below SQL statement takes more than 26 hours (26:35:12.03 to be exact) to execute. I doubt anyone can sort it out. I ain't going to sort out myself either. It's darn long, isn't it?

SELECT DISTINCT CA.CODE_UC_PRESTATAIRE, CA.CODE_CUC_PRESTATAIRE, CA.COMPTE_ANALYTIQUE, CA.CODE_PRESTATION, M.NUM_ECRITURE, M.NUM_MVT, M.CODE_UC, M.CODE_JOURNAL, M.AGREGA, M.REFERENCEE, M.EXERCICE_COMPTABLE, NVL(M.MONTANT_EURO,0), TO_CHAR(E.DATE_COMPTABLE,'YYYY-MM-DD'), M.NUM_RACINE_GENE, M.SENS, C.QUANTITE_MVT, C.ELEMENT_VALORISATION, E.MOIS_COMPTABLE, TO_CHAR(CA.DATE_DERNIER_TRAITEMENT,'YYYY-MM-DD') FROM ECRITURE_C E, /* 79900000 rows */ MOUVEMENT_C M, /* 226081169 rows */ COMPLEMENT_MOUVEMENT_C C, /* 189944438 rows */ TSF_CA_DEPENSES_REFACTURABLES CA, /* 52000 rows */ TSF_PRESTATION P /*12000 rows */ WHERE E.NUM_ECRITURE = M.NUM_ECRITURE AND E.CODE_UC = M.CODE_UC AND E.CODE_JOURNAL = M.…

Red Scarce Recap

Because of the Red scarce in US on 1st May during the Cold War period, US no longer recognizes 1st May as International Labour Day. They have moved Labour Day to 2nd week of September every year if I remember correctly.

Sometimes history can be really scary. See how the Russian have picked this day to demonstrate.

China Acquisition of IBM's Part

China's Lenovo just completed acquisition of IBM's personal computing division. This just means China global expansion is really evident. Prices of PCs will drop with their low-cost production. I better improve my Chinese.