Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nothing-is-right day

I'm angry. I'm feeling angry. Today's just one of those days where one single piece of news can get one so upset that nothing else good in the day can make up for it.

My macbook hard disk crashed. It died over the weekend, but today my IT colleague confirmed that he could not do anything in-house to recover the data. And I am angry. Upset, then angry. Angry that the Apple is no longer as reliable as they claim it to be. Angry that Lauren's photos from April to July were in it and they're gone. Angry that people ask me things like, "You didn't back up ah?!??" If I did, would I be this upset? If I did, would I be in tears? The insensitive nature of some people! I'm angry!

I'm angry that hard disk manufacturers are the same people that recover lost data when hard disks crash. I'm angry that hard disk manufacturers charge you for recovering data when their hard disks crash! I question the ethics of this practice!

It irritates me that people tell me that nothing is irrecoverable. As long as you are willing to pay some $1.5k to recover the data. It irritates me that people tell me that if they were me, they would pay that much to recover the lost photos. It irritates me that people who tell me that if they were me, have no children of their own. If they were me, they would have a daughter to provide for. They would have to justify depriving her of activities and fun classes because of a $1.5k data recovery job which should not even be a cost for me to bear! Damn you, hard disk manufacturers!

It irritates me that men tell me I have many more months of nice photos to take of Lauren. Her baby months are over. Those are what I want to remember. It irritates me men tell me memories lie in the heart and don't have to be documented. What do I leave to show Lauren of her baby days? I wish I had more photos of my baby months. I wanted Lauren to have what I didn't have.

It upsets me.

It irritates me.

It angers me.

Go away if you have nothing nice or consoling to say.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh the things she can do!

LV's starting to learn how to mimic. Just 2 days ago, she heard KM coughing very loudly (and somewhat badly) in the shower room. She looked at me, shocked, and when I asked her, "How does Daddy cough?" she went, "ahu ahu ahu!" Heheheh...

Today, she blinks her eyes when asked, "Who has beautiful eyes?" We have no idea who taught her that. And she can say, "Mama" on demand! Hahaha...

Ooh... my cutie pie is getting cuter. :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Apple Pulp

I have in my hands apple pulp. That's right. Pulp. Dead mush. My macbook is fit for the apple bin.


I have no idea what I did, except try to run a programme to convert jpeg files into vector images, and then poof! I got apple pulp in return. Dammit.

KM says I should stop messing with my computer. But I didn't! Honestly *did not*. Something went wrong with it, and I blame it on... something. It wasn't me. Whatever it was. Not me. Argh.

Pulp. Pulp. Pulp.

Fed up.

It's not supposed to happen to Apples. But then, KM says I trust technology too much.



I can't get over it.

I shall sit in a corner now and mew.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Doodle diner

LV has a paper placemat where she sits at the dining table. We got her these Crayola baby crayon holders and have been encouraging her to doodle just for the fun of it. Gives her something to do when we're doing work at the table. She hasn't quite figured out the crayons yet (except for when she recently bit the tip of the blue one off), but she's managed to make a couple of dots already. Meanwhile, the fancy doodles are all Daddy's. Heh.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rock on, Kitty!

Suzanna and I went to Swee Lee this afternoon and lookie what we found! A Fender Hello Kitty electric guitar going for $399. Makes me wanna pick up my guitar and play it again just so it could remotely justify me getting this guitar. But for the sake of pretty nails... Hahaha...