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Nov-25-09

Not Much Help

posted by constance

I received an email from Dell if I wanted to extend my system warranty when it ends.. gosh I really am not into extending them because since my desktop had problems, they did not even help me to solve my desktop problem at all. All I had was that ding-dong process from their technicians to ask me to try this and that. I would have preferred the technicians to come over to my home to help me out since I really don’t know what I was doing.. It was so tiring and I am not very PC savvy. Why did I even bother paying for their warranty when my pc problem wasn’t even solved. Now my desktop sits like a big white elephant, dormant, unused, collecting dust downstairs. Lucky thing I have my laptop with me or I won’t be able to post this at all. I have old copies of original softwares so now I am comtemplating getting those refurbished laptops because I really do not have those meant for Vista or the new Operating System Windows 6.5 at all.

I heard the new ones come with new operating softwares, but does that mean I have to buy new upgrades again? Can’t afford, man!

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Nov-25-09

Just a Cake Pic.. Ice Cream Cake Pic

posted by constance

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I’ve lots of photos taken on Rae’s birthday taken in Swensen’s Ice Cream Restaurant. But I am just totally flabbergasted by the long winded way of having to upload my pics on to wordpress via photo bucket, the reason is because of my wordpress version and the horrible bug on upload image thingy.. sigh.. so I ended up just uploading this Ice Cream cake (Firehouse Happy Birthday)¬†with compliments to the birthday girl¬†.. there was just a tiny little candle in the middle of the cake.. well, I guess we do not want to have to drink our ice cream if the candle were longer and lighted longer too.

Guess who ate most of the ice cream? Me! Well they were all full with their dinner meals so they mostly took small spoonfuls of them. Gosh, I need to weigh myself now..

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Nov-25-09

The Long Road

posted by constance

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I took this photo of the long and dark highway roads while on a driving holiday early this year. Many a times, I wished that we drive a recreational vehicle since we always pack and bring plenty of stuff with us along our driving holiday trips. The vehicle, commonly called rv, is wonderful when you need to pull over to take a nap or have a meal or even relieve yourself without having to look for petrol stations or loos along the way only to find long queues. However, the only thing that may worry is that there may be lack of rv repair shops along the way, should anything happens.. In fact, I’ve never seen any rvs in Asia at all. Anyone knows if they would ever bring one in Singapore or Malaysia?

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Nov-21-09

Rae is finally 9 years old!

posted by constance

Last Tuesday, we went out to celebrate Rae’s 9th birthday at Swensen’s. She loved everything about Swenssn’s especially the ice cream creations. She wanted us to order the ultra big Earthquake but after dinner Daddy and I were just not in the mood for ice cream.. Lucky us, the waitress told us that Rae is actually entitled to a free ice cream.. a Firehouse Happy Birthday since it was her birthday! WOW! That was just so wonderful.. a triple scoop ice cream with banana, whipped ice cream, cherries and there was a candle for her to blow the ‘ice cream’ too. She was terribly happy about it and so were we.. (who wouldn’t be glad to get free ice cream, eh..). I took some photos but too lazy to upload it here tonight… I also had a scare that I had forgotten to bring back my camera from Swensen’s the other day.. only found it buried in my pile of stuff in my handbag! I was kicking myself and wondered if I would have to start browzing for sites of digital cameras already…

Promise to post up the photos soon.. In fact, I’ve loads of stuff to post, but laziness got the better of me.

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