Ashley's Sister Emma Auspiciously Arrives

27 October 2009 | Hisham | | ACS Memories, Recent News

Let's all welcome young Emma-Grace Ting ChangXin who was born on 26th October, at 3.555 kg and 51.5 cm. News has it her big sister Ashley-Joan has already requested to carry and help feed her.

New member of the Ting family

Congrats to Michelle and Teik Sing!


Allie's 15 Month Birthday

25 October 2009 | sila | | Family Pics

Dadgummit! Time, wings, and all that. Can you believe Allie is now 15 months old? And this time I didn't wait weeks before doing her 15-month blog entry. Heh.

Cool cupcake

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Sixty Symbols

21 October 2009 | Hisham | | Trawling The Net

From the Sixty Symbols Introduction page:

Ever been confused by all the letters and squiggles used by scientists?

Hopefully this site will unravel some of those mysteries.

Sixty Symbols is a collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from The University of Nottingham.

They aren't lessons or lectures - and this site has never tried to be an online reference book.

The films are just fun chats with men and women who love their subject and know a lot about it!

I don't know about you, but I am going to enjoy watching these videos. Click here to view the fascinating and easily-understood scientific talks they have there.

Sixty Symbols


Year Nine Celebratory Dinner

15 October 2009 | Hisham | | Family Pics, Food

Here we are at Year Nine. That means it's been a year since this blog entry, which is Year Eight.

Instead of relaxing at home, or both of us forgetting about it (which has happened before believe you me) Irfan and I went to pick up Ain after work and headed to Midvalley Megamall for an anniversary dinner.

We decided on eating at Secret Recipe. I had no complaints because MPH was right beside us. The smell of books always gives me a good appetite.

Irfan takes a photo

Above: I'm not smiling because I was preoccupied with the cameraboy's jerky hand movements as he snapped pictures.


Allie's 14 Month Birthday

08 October 2009 | sila | | Family Pics

I know - I am delinquent. It's been over two weeks since Allie's 14 month birthday and I am only finally putting together this entry. I'm terrible. I blame it on a) going back to work full time, and b) doing some travel for work. That just takes a lot out of you! But, whatever my excuses, Allie was 14 months old on September 22nd.


It was also the first birthday of hers that I had to be at work for (which was a little bit sad, but I realize that it is what it is). My summer break is definitely over, and it is a bit of a shock to be working full time again (I was only working part time prior to that). But it's also nice to get back in the groove and get out of the house a little. The only down side is that when I'm at work, I don't get to be with Allie all day, and this was the case for her 14 month birthday.


Irfan's Fighting Fish

07 October 2009 | Hisham | | Recent News

Our recent foray back to Kelantan during Aidilfitri rewarded Irfan with a new responsibility. A Siamese fighting fish, given to him by his Tok Cik Mi.

I told him don't, because the car is not really equipped to physically hold a live fish travelling eight hours at night, rocking and rolling over the mountain road. Irfan would be (and was) asleep for most of the trip because of our nocturnal journey. Despite all that, the fish survived all the way to Kuala Lumpur.

The following week, it survived a two-way journey between Kuala Lumpur and Sitiawan, which was nothing compared to its previous adventure.

Today, Irfan and I went to an aquarium shop and bought some stuff to beautify the fish's otherwise spartan living environment.

I'll take care of it, he says

See that you do, I says

What else does a fish need in its aquarium? A phone extension? Hair curlers? Drapes?


Shudde M'ell Loves You

04 October 2009 | Hisham | | Recent News

As Ain and I was walking on the beach on Lumut, we spotted this little creature on the sand. It had been deposited at the high tide mark, and it was presently low tide. Since the sun was about to climb into its maximum scorching position, I balanced the little dude on a driftwood twig and dropped it into a stream that flowed out to the sea.

Any ideas as to what this worm is?


Wherever it came from, I hope it didn't leave its kettle on when it left home.


Khairul The Rodian Carbineer

02 October 2009 | Hisham | | Artwork, Friends, Star Wars

I'm finally a Rodian.

Not really.

But props to Asok Yeesrim the Gran, another Agent of SWAG, for illustrating a Rodian carbineer by the name of Khairul. Khairul was named in honour of myself. The artwork looks badass, with fantastic costume and prop design. Also of note is the Rodian's lack of flexible spines on his scalp, which coincidentally I have doodled before to draw a "bald" Rodian.

Click here to view a larger image on DeviantArt.

The Rodian as drawn by Rhodey.

Thanks, man. I really dig your Mike Allred-esque style. Here's hoping Khairul the Rodian has more luck bringing in the credits than I do.