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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Aunt's Passing

Second aunt passed away on the morning of the 24th of May. Today was her cremation day. We gathered at Mount Vernon in the morning where her church pastor conducted a service before we escorted her to the crematorium.

My second aunt watched me grew up all these years and she liked calling me '老夫子' because she thought I was a humorous guy. She was the only one who called me that all the time and I won't hear anyone calling me 老夫子 no more..

With aunt's passing, I now worry about mum, since she and aunt stuck together like the best of friends and they were always hanging out together. Now that aunt is gone, we all worry if mum can cope with the loss of aunt's companionship. I should accompany and chat with mum more from now onwards. How mum cried her heart out at aunt's funeral and cremation.

I don't know if you believe in God but me, my family and aunt's family believe that the good Lord has taken her home because when she breathed her last, not only was she at peace but she had a smile on her face as her maid and grand daughter both saw a vision of an angelic being escorting aunt away.

I am most grateful for the Lord's mercy that even though aunt passed away from cancer, she did not experience the torture of agonising pain associated with terminal cancer that has already gone into the critical stage. Believe me, I'm most grateful for that since I've watched how my grandfather suffered greatly till the second he died years ago, which was traumatic and truly terrible.

It made me feel so helpless watching him suffer to the extent that his consciousness of everything going around him was practically gone as his awareness couldn't pierce through the wall of pain he was trapped in. It was just plain awful.

Thank God for His mercy that my aunt didn't have to suffer the same.

Aunt, we are going to miss you. We know that you are in paradise now and we'll see you there when the Lord takes us home. I just hope that with God's grace and mercy, I'll be able to make it there too in the end just like you just did.

- De Lion Speaks

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mobile HTML On The Go

Do you have your own website or do you blog with an iron grip of dictatorship because you are a control freak who decides what goes where & what does what, right down to the very last pixel of your site? You with me?

Admit it, you sometimes do catch yourself forgetting the proper formats or commands of certain HTML tags. No one should be blamed for that since there are so many commands and the storage space inside our heads can sometimes get fragmented with too many red sections, ala Windoze.

Once upon a time, I used to lug around books & tomes about HTML from the library when I was teaching myself the art of website building. Books about HTML are usually bulky & they can be heavy, depending on how big a chunk of knowledge they throw at you.

Now? Forget the weight & the hassle, have everything stored in your iPhone at no extra weight other than the weight of your phone. Mine's been on constant diet & goes around naked without a casing & weighs like a feather, much to my delight.

If only smart phones & apps like this one existed during my time, knowledge would have been so much more easily attained & girlfriends would have been wooed at a much faster rate. I had a deprived childhood, I'm telling you.

There's also the app about JavaScript & another one about HTML 5 for additional knowledge that ought to satisfy the more hardcore control freaks who wanna do more. And why shouldn't you?

Forget the cumbersome books, Bruce Lee said that one should do away with unnecessary fluff & get straight down to the core of things that truly matter.

Something like that. That's the reason why he could kick with such breakneck speed & subdue his opponents so damn fast, while still having the time to scream those awesome victory yells.

- De Lion Speaks

Monday, May 7, 2012

Facebook Got Hacked & Between You & Me

Lots of Facebook accounts are getting hacked & hijacked lately and the victims won't even realize it, they say. Just in case it should happen to me, remember that it isn't me if:
  1. You see 'me' posting insults on your wall. I don't insult friends. Even if you are in my friend's list and I don't know you personally, I won't insult you unless you are a dictator of some impoverished state, a Nazi, a Decepticon, a racist, flat beer, or Kim Jong-un.

  2. If your news feed tells you that I've just watched some p0rn video, it isn't me. Everybody does that in secret and it's stupid to announce it. I know you do too, but hey.

  3. If the posting is not even remotely funny, it isn't me. If it tries to be funny but fails miserably, it's me alright.Now you know. Good, I've killed enough time & boredom while waiting for my brunch & dinner all rolled into one. Time to eat.

    - De Lion Speaks