3 August 2016

St. Regis Langkawi Grand Opening - May 29, 2016




The grand opening of the luxurious hotel went off, if not really as planned, a success if I do say so myself.

The event was a culmination of weeks and not months of planning. I did more travel out of Langkawi than I have ever done before.  Friends and family were astonished of my flying visits out of Langkawi and into KL nearly every week. Unfortunately, although met with a single friend on those visits, I was not able to visit with anyone else as it was literally a flying visit or visits. And the friend that I did meet was working in the department I was visiting.



I went to sleep immediately after the night ended at 6am May 30th.

Thanks a bunch to everyone who assisted and propped me up during those few weeks!

See you at the next event.


7 September 2015

Wow! Two in two days!

I may just change this blog to a general review of items I purchase...and use.

The MacBook Mate smart stand and dust plugs are great.  I use the smart stand on both my MacBook and MacBook Pro and it is unobtrusive when not in use and provides a grip when I am going around without a bag (this does happen sometimes).

The stand is meant for a 'naked' MacBook, but I use one on a case and the other without a case and both works fine.  

Admittedly I use the stand during limited typing times and it provides a slight lift, but if I am going to be on the computer for longer periods, I use the Flio, or the Roost Stand when I have my bluetooth keyboard handy.

The Flio allows for both the use of a keyboard or typing at an elevated angle (which also limits the length of time you use the computer).  The Roost Stand really elevates your monitor so that you do not look down and curve your shoulders for long periods and have bad neck, shoulder and back pain! 

Although the stand itself takes up basically no space, I would have to carry around a keyboard and trackpad/mouse...so take your pick.

The Pillar, which is another stand, also folds nearly flat, as it is made of a collapsible corrugated cardboard (I think).  Again, you will have to bring along a bluetooth keyboard and mouse/trackpad combo.

Whichever you choose, it really does help!

  
MACBOOK MATE


 
FLIO

 
ROOST STAND

PILLAR

Oops! Forgot about the dust plugs, basically it helps to plug all the unused ports on my MacBook Pro, a bit tricky to put in when you have big hands...hehehe, but easy to take out when you need to use the port or ports.



6 September 2015

Time Flies...

From the time of my last post the year before, several things happened.

My uncle passed away suddenly at the end of March 2014.
My aunt's husband passed away in August 2014.
My dad passed away in January 2015.
My cousin passed away in May 2015.
My grand-aunt's husband passed away in August 2015.

I still work, however not at all hours.  Time is better used on other things, like spending time with my mom, family and friends.  That's not to say I don't spend time doing 'stuff' on the computer at home.  I am scaling down on night-time events and most often than not can be found at home.


18 March 2014

Well, it has definitely been a long while (I know I started with that same line, in the last few postings!)

What's new - 

I managed to NOT add to my list of domain names, I still managed to buy a lot of things (gadgets and stuff) online.

I managed to leave the island quite a few times in the last year, (this is somewhat of a miracle people, even some of my wider acquaintances did not believe I was out of the island!). Nearly everyone remembers the fact that it was a 3 year stretch where I did not leave at all. What can I say, I LOVE Langkawi.

Where did I go, UMRAH (a wonderful experience that is to be repeated) with my Mom, Dad, Bro, Sis, Cousin Bro and Cousin Sis. Kuala Lumpur (a few times for both work and fun). Penang (a few times, mostly for fun). Perlis and Alor Setar (definitely for fun). I am trying to use my passport more than once this time around, so hopefully I can plan a trip out of Malaysia soon.





Let's visit my last posting...EVERYTHING'S THE SAME! with a slight change on the last point...
  1. I still subscribe to the motto, 'you only live once, so eat what you can until you can't'.
  2. I am a faithful follower of the crowd funding site - kickstarter
  3. I still shop a lot on ebay and amazon.
  4. I love my 'i' devices (iPhones 4 & 5, iPod Nano 6th & 7th, MBP Retina, Mac Mini, iPad)
  5. I take a lot of food and location shots (normally of the sky and sea).
  6. I listen to a wide variety of musical genres with few exceptions.
  7. I read a lot.
  8. I work a lot and at odd hours.
  9. I have been known to eat at odd hours as well (see no. 1 above).
  10. I have a number of social networking sites.
  11. I have an abnormally large number of domain names and still counting...
I have now decided to delve into the world of ... it went blank on me ;P

Basically, I am trying out the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, probably will try the BeagleBone as well...but that is really pushing it.  Will regal you with what I do and attempt to do in my next post (when that will be, I have no earthly idea).

Check out the following:


By the way, the Pebble Watch 2.0 - Steel, is a steal! I LOVE IT.

Til the next time ... whenever that may be.

A post during this time would not be complete without a thought or doa given to the passengers and crew of MH370 and to their families and friends anxiously awaiting any bit of news. 

However, it would be remiss of me to not also say something about the general public and certain people;
  1. who feel that everyone should be given any and all information, whether it is true or not, the moment it is seen, heard or found 
  2. who feel that they should know everything at the same time or even before the families involved
  3. who strive to be the first to report anything, true or not

Honestly, there is freedom of speech, and there is freedom of speech.  Common sense and basic human decency should also be factored in.  

If you were in any way involved, would you want to find out via a Facebook post (and yes, I know this did happen) or would you want to find out from a real live person? If you were involved, would you want to read or hear about any number of things, supposedly clues or wreckage or oil slicks, well before it can be verified by any relevant authorities? 

But that's me. I could be wrong. I would like to keep hoping for their safe return until all hope is lost, maybe even not then, without having to read or hear any number of conspiracy theories. I would like verified evidence of anything without external parties butting in with what I should feel or do or demand. At the end of the day, this is about me, my family and probably close friends. 

I applaud all relevant parties directly involved in the search and wish for the best, In Sya Allah.

17 March 2013

A yearly blogpost


  1. I still subscribe to the motto, 'you only live once, so eat what you can until you can't'.
  2. I am a faithful follower of the crowd funding site - kickstarter
  3. I still shop a lot on ebay and amazon.
  4. I love my 'i' devices (iPhones 4 & 5, iPod Nano 6th & 7th, MBP Retina, Mac Mini, iPad)
  5. I take a lot of food and location shots (normally of the sky and sea).
  6. I listen to a wide variety of musical genres with few exceptions.
  7. I read a lot.
  8. I work a lot and at odd hours.
  9. I have been known to eat at odd hours as well (see no. 1 above).
  10. I have a number of social networking sites.
  11. I have an abnormally large number of domain names and still counting...

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Linked-in / Skillpages / YouTube / about.me / tumblr / last.fm 
facebook / facebook / facebook / facebook / twitter / instagram
halinakajamydin.com
sufinahalim.com
danlagi.com
yabedabedoo.com
lowfrequencyproduction.com
lowfrequencyproductionsdnbhd.com
simply-blissful.com
raosuryana.com
badmintonlangkawi.com
kr8tif.com
langkawirafiis.com

25 May 2012

Shopping Addiction...

Buy, Buy, Buy...check out www.kickstarter.com



Successfully Funded - nearly there Dick Tracy..."Pebble Watch" @ 10,266% Funded



Successfully Funded - "Slingshot" @ 350% Funded



"Limb.al" @ 438% Funded with 13 days to go


Successfully Funded - "Galileo" @ 702% Funded


"Hand Stylus" @ 562% Funded with 22 days to go


"Hickies" @ 422% Funded with 20 days to go

Not all projects are successful, but one can hope...and wish for the best!

"NIA" @ 70% Funded with 14 days to go

"W1PPS" @ 6% Funded with 18 days to go

4 April 2012

Buying Spree...???

Finally, we're back in our house!

The Contractor took slightly less than 6 months to finalise the project that he initially said would take 2 - 3 months tops! By the way we moved back home eventhough he has not finished his work yet! We just could not wait! Next up, with my Personal Shopper : new sheets and stuff for my brand new bedroom! hehehehehe!

Other than that, we have decided to take up cycling and spent a load of RMs.  Of course, I fell of the bike in a storm the first time I went out and the knee is still killing me... :(  Needless to say, I am still storing the bike for when I can walk up and down the stairs without cringing.

The next question is, should I buy a new car? If I am going down that route, will I be buying a Hilux or a  Triton - Double Cab 3.0 metallic fully loaded vehicle, hhhmmmnnnn??? or something else entirely - Innova, Rush, SX4, ASX??? Sooooo many choices...or better yet, spend the deposit on fixing my car?

Note - I realised that I have quite a few domains : 
  1. halinakajamydin.com
  2. sufinahalim.com
  3. danlagi.com
  4. yabedabedoo.com
  5. amandawatizulkifli.com
  6. lowfrequencyproduction.com
  7. lowfrequencyproductionsdnbhd.com
  8. simply-blissful.com
  9. raosuryana.com
  10. badmintonlangkawi.com
  • facebook.com/halina.kajamydin
  • facebook.com/langkawifm
  • facebook.com/wonderlandlangkawi
  • facebook.com/badmintonlangkawi
  • facebook.com/lowfrequencyproduction
  • twitter.com/halinakm
  • twitter.com/langkawifm
  • youtube.com/halinakm
  • linkedin
  • foursquare
  • windows live
  • google plus
Fuyoh! Did I miss anything???

Goodnight!