Just finished watching the World Cup Group F match. Quite an exciting match though not fantastic. But I guess the heat took much out of the players from both sides. Australia came back from been behind to a controversial goal in the first half and finished strongly in the last ten minutes of the game with two goals from Tim Cahill and 1 from John Aloisi. A good fightback from Australia. Looking forward to the next match where they will face world champions Brazil.
Just read on Apple.com about the launch of the 13.3 inch MacBook, the newest iteration of the iBook. It will come in both white and black colors, just like the current line of iPods, though you’ll need to pay more for the black version as the color is only available for the higher end MacBook. You can find out more from the link. And with this introduction, it rounds up the whole notebook family. From what I can gather, it seems unlikely that there would be a 12 inch version of the MacBook Pro as Apple has removed both the iBooks and 12 inch PowerBook from their product range.
So, what is Steve Jobs going to announce on Thursday when he opens the new Apple Store in Fifth Avenue, New York City? Could it be iPods? Or Intel-powered PowerMacs?
Update: Apparently, Apple has bumped up the speeds on the higher end MacBook Pros. The 1.83GHz model now sports a 2.0GHz Intel processor and similarly for the 2.0GHz, it gets bumped up to 2.16GHz. All new models sport the same price as before.
Just finished watching the FA Cup Final between Liverpool and West Ham. What a match!! Final result was Liverpool winning on penalty kicks with them coming back from 2-1 down in the first half to end the game 3-3. Not entirely a classic FA Cup match, particularly on the part of Liverpool. But the goals were world class, especially the second equaliser by Steven Gerrard that put the game into extra-time. Another come-from-behind victory for Liverpool after last year’s UEFA Champions League final. Wonderful!!!!
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Just finished watching CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. And there was this quote that hit me really hard.
This was the last bits of the show just before the credits came on. Gil Grissom was in court providing evidence to help overrule a so-called expert in a case. After the court session, the chief asked him if he was interested in assuming more responsibilities. And he replied “Oscar Wilde said ‘Ambition is the last refuge of the failure’.”
Now I know why I don’t exactly have huge ambitions. I’m not a failure. 🙂
Just received news from Wendy that Audrey has just given birth to Valerie Chan. She weighs 3.25kg at birth. She’s much heavier (about 600g) than Matthew when he was born. Anyway, will be going to the hospital this evening to see Valerie.
Been quite a while since I last posted here. Well, have been busy taking care of Matthew and with work.
Talking about work, it is becoming more of a chore than a joy. Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy meeting people and helping them when I’m at the counter (be it reference or customer service), conducting tours for visitors and library workshops for users. I just don’t like the paperwork, emails and stuff that comes along with the work. I feel bog down by those and am losing interest in my work. Well, that has inadvertently affected my performance at work. Guess work is no longer fun. Need to find back that spark in my work life. Well, will be looking around for opportunities out there, but I’m still very much interested in the library field.
Enough with my ranting. Recently Cameron Moll turned down an opportunity to work at Apple. Go read what his reasons were for turning down the chance. He’s really a brave and decisive person. For me, I’m sure I would have jumped at the chance. But I guess with a family, it’s a little more difficult to just uproot and leave, particularly if your kids are a little older. That’s another reason why we are making plans to move Down Under as soon as we can. We feel that it’s better to bring Matthew over when he’s still very young as he’ll have less to adapt to as compared to if we brought him over when he’s older and used to the system in Singapore.