Here are some photos I took of Izzie.

1. In this photo, Izzie is sitting on my dining table. I got the sun-burst batik from Kota Kinabalu’s Filipino market two years ago.

2. This is not the blue screen of death, it’s just a shot that I took while she was waking up. On the left you can see my baby Patrick tissue box. Outside my window you can see my underwear hanging to dry.

3. A close up of Izzie. Look at those curves.

4. I chose this angle to get a halo effect. Angelic and awe inspiring.

Well, so far it’s been great. She hasn’t given me any troubles so far. Not even so much as a whimper.

Some have asked me if Izzie is my new girlfriend.

No, she’s not!

She’s just a toy 😛

My New Toy

I’ve been living in a state of confusion for the past few days.

It’s like I’m living in that zone between dreams and reality. You know that place you’re in right before you wake up? You’re aware that you’re dreaming but you are just enjoying that dream.

More than that, I feel like I’m between something old and something new.

Don’t worry, I’m not on meth or pot. I don’t take any drugs (unless you count those sleeping pills the doctor gave me for my cold on Sunday). Ahh, the blessed void of drug-induced sleep… so comforting, that yellow pill.

But I’m digressing (digressing tigressing with agression fashion). Okay that last sentence made me look like I’m really high.

My department has loaned me a brand new Dell Latitude D530 for 6 months to use on a project which requires a bit of traveling offsite. You can still smell the chemical wash used to clean the components!

I spent the last two days installing all sorts of tools and software on the new laptop, and transferring my files from my desktop PC to my laptop. I had to get used to working with a smaller screen and a tiny keyboard.

I don’t know what came over me, but I completely wiped my desktop PC clean of all my stuff. Hoping that they will let me keep this laptop after six months


I love it because it’s so light. My current laptop at home weighs almost 5 kg I think. When I bought my Inspiron 5100 5 years ago, it was called a mobile desktop. But then it’s still running fine even up till today.

What I love the most about my (loaned) new Dell Latitude D530 is the amazing speed. It will be used for software development, so it comes with a Core 2 Duo 2GHz CPU and 2 Gigabytes of RAM. It has a 110GB hard drive and comes with all the standard wireless features.

It starts up Visual Studio in like 3 seconds *tear drop flows down my face* Think of all the seconds I’m going to save!

Then there is the wi-fi feature, which allows me to connect to a hotspot near my office that allows un-restricted (and un-monitored) web browsing. Facebook anyone? N, I’m kidding… I don’t play games at work.

I know, there are better notebooks on the market right now… but I get to use it for free! So happy!

I’m naming my temporary Dell laptop Izzie after my favourite character on Grey’s Anatomy.


P/S: Talking about Facebook, I’ve been getting some invitations from people I don’t know lately. If you’re one of my readers, please let me know or I will think it’s spam or something.

Disclaimer: All Facebook invitations from females are also subject to approval by my lovely wife. So don’t put up your pretty glamour photo 😛

Photo: Sanja Gjenero