Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Love Song

I have shifted My Love Song from the side layout to over here because I found the loading time is pretty heavy for non high speed internet users especially in Malaysia. There are a lot of non-streamyx users. By this move, it will increase the loading speed for the other blog post.


Music Playlist at MixPod.com


"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
(feat. Diana Ross)

I wanna call the stars
Down from the sky
I wanna live a day
That never dies
I wanna change the world
Only for you
All the impossible
I wanna do

I wanna hold you close
Under the rain
I wanna kiss your smile
And feel the pain
I know what's beautiful
Looking at you
In a world of lies
You are the truth

And baby
Everytime you touch me
I become a hero
I'll make you safe
No matter where you are
And bring you
Everything you ask for
Nothing is above me
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
When you tell me that you love me

I wanna make you see
Just what I was
Show you the loneliness
And what it does
You walked into my life
To stop my tears
Everything's easy now
I have you here

And baby
Everytime you touch me
I become a hero
I'll make you safe
No matter where you are
And bring you
Everything you ask for
Nothing is above me
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
When you tell me that you love me

In a world without you
I would always hunger
All I need is your love to make me stronger

And baby
Everytime you touch me
I become a hero
I'll make you safe
No matter where you are
And bring you
Everything you ask for
Nothing is above me
I'm shining like a candle in the dark
When you tell me that you love me

You love me
When you tell me that you love me


"My Heart Will Go On"

(Celine Dion)
- (Love Theme From "Titanic")

Every night in my dreams
I see you. I feel you.
That is how I know you go on.

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on.

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never go till we're one

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

There is some love that will not
go away

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on


"True Color"

(Phol Collins)

You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
though I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors

True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

"When A Man Loves A Woman"

When he held me in his arms,
when he held me in his arms and said,
"Baby, baby, baby, you are the only one for me."

When a man loves a woman,
can't keep his mind on nothing else.
He'll trade the world
for the good thing he found.
Yeah, if she's bad, he can't see it.
She can do no wrong.
Turn his back on his best friend
if he put her down.

When a man loves a woman,
spend his very last dime
tryin' to hold on to what he needs.
Give up all his comforts,
go out and sleep out in the rain,
if she says, "Baby, that is how it's gonna be."

When a man loves a woman,
give up everything that he has,
tryin' to hold on to her precious love,
cryin, "Baby, baby please don't treat me bad."

When a man loves a woman
down deep in his soul,
she can bring him such misery.
If she's playin' him for a fool
he's the last one to know.
Lovin' eyes don't ever see.

So, this man says he loves me, he loves me.
He gives me everything, everything,
everything that he has,
tryin' to hold on to my precious love,
cryin', "Baby, baby, baby, don't you, don't you
treat me, treat me bad."
Ohhhh, oh I need him.

Yeah, when a man loves a woman
he can do her no wrong.
He could never hold another girl.
Why you tell me you love me, baby,
and run out ah-ah-ah-on the sly?
Baby, baby, this is a man's world.
No, no.
Oh, baby, change has got to come
in this man's world.


"Listen To Your Heart"

I know there's something in the wake of your smile.
I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yea.
You've built a love but that love falls apart.
Your little piece of heaven turns too dark.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile.
The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yea.
They're swept away and nothing is what it seems,
the feeling of belonging to your dreams.

And there are voices
that want to be heard.
So much to mention
but you can't find the words.
The scent of magic,
the beauty that's been
when love was wilder than the wind.


"I Will Always Love You"
(Whitney Houston)

If I
Should stay
I would only be in your way
So I'll go
But I know
I'll think of you every step of
the way

And I...
Will always
Love you, oohh
Will always
Love you
My darling you

That is all I'm taking with me
So good-bye
Please don't cry
We both know I'm not what you
You need

And I...
Will always love you
Will always love you
You, ooh

[Instrumental / Sax solo]

I hope
life treats you kind
And I hope
you have all you've dreamed of
And I wish you joy
and happiness
But above all this
I wish you love

And I...
Will always love you
Will always love you

I, I will always love
Darling I love you
I'll always
I'll always


"Please Forgive Me"

It still feels like our first night together
Feels like the first kiss and
It's gettin' better baby
No one can better this
I'm still hold on and you're still the one
The first time our eyes met it's the same feelin' I get
Only feels much stronger and I wanna love ya longer
You still turn the fire on

So If you're feelin' lonely.. don't
You're the only one I'd ever want
I only wanna make it good
So if I love ya a little more than I should

Please forgive me I know not what I do
Please forgive me I can't stop lovin' you
Don't deny me

This pain I'm going through
Please forgive me
If I need ya like I do
Please believe me
Every word I say is true
Please forgive me I can't stop loving you
Still feels like our best times are together
Feels like the first touch

We're still gettin' closer baby
Can't get close enough I'm still holdin' on
You're still number one I remember the smell of your skin
I remember everything
I remember all your moves
I remember you
I remember the nights ya know I still do

One thing I'm sure of
Is the way we make love
And the one thing I depend on
Is for us to stay strong
With every word and every breath I'm prayin'
That's why I'm sayin'...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday @ TGI Friday @ Sunway Pyramid

323 is an important day to me, it is my wife birthday. I invited her to have a happy birthday celebration dinner @ TGI Friday in Sunway Pyramid. We ordered two set of 2 course meal. I ordered a Friday's beef cheese burger meal with boneless sour wing whereas my wife ordered chicken pasta with fried mac and cheese. The meal was in large portion, we hardly to finish it..

Happy Birthday, dear!

2 sets of two course meal

I was having beef burger with chips

Please eat slowly, dear. (kidding)

Savoring my Friday's cheese burger with large openning mouth!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New LCCT Departure Hall - Airasia

Recently a new Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) departure hall has been opened just to cater the aggressive expansion of Air Asia needs. According to news, the new hall can accommodate 3,200 passengers compared to 600 at the old one.

I would like to walk through the new looks here briefly. It is remained the same for luggage check in part. After this, passengers have to walk to the new departure hall, just follow the sign board of T1-T16 (terminal). There is a Marrybrown restaurant beside the entrance. After this, passengers will reach to custom at 1st the floor as shown in the figures below

the counters at the back are custom counters

There are many custom counters for different types of passport. As for Malaysian, you could use the autogate system. After the custom counters, there is a scannning counters as shown in the figure below:

scanning counter

Basically, there is no much different as compared to previous one, just that the place is more spacious and has more custom and scanning counters.

Scanning couters

After that passengers are welcomed with a candy shop. You could find numerous of candy and local products like coffees in this shop.

candy shop

Wanna buy candies as souvenir?

There is a washroom besides the Dunkin's Donuts. I think the number of toilet rooms should further increased.


One good thing about the new LCCT departure hall is that there is a dedicated smoking room for smoke users. It can reduce the risk of second hand smoke.

smoking room

Duty free shop, selling alcohols, liquors, cigarettes and chocolates, can be found at the ground floor. CIMB bank and money changers can also be found at ground floor.

Duty free shop

CIMB Bank and money changer

The other good thing about the LCCT is that multi-languages sign boards are used. It really reflects Malaysia as a multi-racial country and is respectful to different races. Furthermore it reduces hassle for those do not know English or Malay.

Multi-language sign board

the view of new departure hall

There are plenty of seats and the seats are much more comfy and spacious! Passengers can find seats easily without hassle, no longer need to squeeze in the crowds.

more seats in the new departure hall


Airasia: Pick your own seat

Friday, March 20, 2009

Razavi Workshop/Seminar in Singapore!

Prof Behzad Razavi

Last two week, I received an email from NTU that Institute of Microelectronics (IME), IEEE Singapore MTT/AP Chapter and IEEE Singapore Solid-State Circuits Chapter were going to organiza a two-day workshop by Prof Behzad Razavi, the most distinguish research in the field of analog circuit design + IEEE fellow. The workshop called "High-Performance Analog, RF and mmWave CMOS Design". I was excited receiving the email because I treat him as mentor and I often read his journals and books. I really learn a lot from his research papers and books because his approach in the books is very practical to design rather than complicated formula and calculations. I found his books/papers focus on intuitive ways which allow readers to know the insight of the theories.

content of the workshop

The workshop was divided to few sections. There were ADCs, PLL, Sub 1V RF design on day1, modellig, 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation of 60GHz RF Rx & Tx, and mm-wave circuit technique. Wow, it included a lot of materials in just two day events. It really was an event not to be missed! However it was not a free workshop, the fees for regular participant and IEE member was S$990 and S$790 respectively, it was quite expensive to me. Fortunately, the fee for regular students and IEEE regular students were S$100 and S$75, which were affordable to me. So I quickly joined IEEE membership for USD$12.50. Was it an impulsive move?

60GHz RF Rx

In this Monday and Tuesday, I attended the workshop in IME building, near to National University of Singapore NUS. The workshop was quite interesting and intensive. Luckily I could follow his pace. I finally saw Prof Razavi in person. Haha.. moreover I eventually took photo with him and my friends as shown in picture below. As overall, I think it is pretty worth for the workshop, because I have gained considerable knowledge (not because of taking photo with him, just part of it), especially in ADC and RF parts. I was impressed with the new black box modelling technique, which was totally out of my knowledge.

The most impressive part I remember, he said to become good RF designers, the designers have to spend at least one year in RF modeling, especially in inductor modelling, then at least another one year in architecture designs and at least another one year in RF circuit designs.

Another thing I would like to highlight is that he, himself, personally did the 60GHz Rx/Tx designs. Only the layout parts were done by his students. Therefore those papers only have his name only (single author name only). Wow, I think no much Profs will spend their times in research works. I really worship him! A truely research and Prof.

Taking photo with Prof Razavi and my friends in the workshop

On the following day, there was a free seminar by Prof Razavi as well in NUS. The topic is about low-power 10-bit pipeline ADC with calibration technique. Of course, I didnt miss it. In the seminar, I was impressed by the new technique which could achieve considerable low power and high accuracy.

Free seminar by Prof Razavi in NUS

closer look: differential op-amp with fast CMFB

Razavi: The performance of INL

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Subsribe Maxis hotlink 365 days

How do you keep your Maxis Hotlink phone number while most of your time is not in Malaysia?

It is impossible to keep on topping up your prepaid Hotlink just to keep the number! What is the best solution?

Answer: Maxis Hotlink 365 days

Before I came to Singapore, I subscribed Maxis Hotlink 365 days. It is mainly becuse I dont want to top up every month for my Maxis Hotlink since most of my time I will be in Singapore. However I would like to keep my existing handphone number 012-xxxxxxx, because most of my friends contact me through it.

subscribe Hotlink 365: *100#

How to subscribe Hotlink 365? It is quick and easy. Just just dial *100# to subscribe. RM33 will be deducted from your account. After that you have to top up RM30 within the first 6 months otherwise you will switch back to previous plan before. In other words, you have to repay RM33 to subscribe Hotlink 365 days again! With this fabulous service, you dont have to worry about being cut off. How about the call / sms rate? Dont worry, it is exactly the same. For more information, please visit to Hotlink 365 FAQ.

Call rate

Friday, March 13, 2009

Know Your Customer

A disappointed salesman of Coca Cola returns from his Middle East assignment. A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Arabs?"

The salesman explained, "When I got posted in the Middle East, I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch as Cola is virtually unknown there. But, I had a problem I didn't know to speak Arabic. So, I planned to convey the message through three posters...

First poster - A man lying in the hot desert sand...totally exhausted and fainting.
Second poster - man is drinking our Cola.
Third poster- Our man is now totally refreshed.
Then these posters were pasted all over the place
"That should have worked," said the friend.
The salesman replied "I also didn't realize that Arabs go from right to left"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What is the hardest thing to break?

What is the hardest thing to break? Diamonds are hard to find but not hard to break.

What is the hardest thing to break then?

The answer is: HABIT

If you break the H, you still have A BIT. If you break the A, you still have
BIT. If you break the B, you still have IT!!!

Hey, after you break the T in IT, there is still the 'I'. The person

at the end of the day, is the root of all the problems. Cute???

Now, I know why HABIT is so hard to break. Its destiny is in its name.

The word itself.

My lecturer taught me never, never, never to ASSUME . Because it makes an 'ASS' out of 'U' and 'ME'....

Subject: Respect Other's point of view

You think it is a frog and I think it is a horse!

Moral: We have to respect each other's opinion; you can see it clearly in the above picture. We just need to wait and listen actively to others' point of view!

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thesis link from NCU National Central University Taiwan

I recently came across a thesis link from National Central University (NCU), Taiwan. In this link, you could search the theses you interested. Most of the theses can be downloaded without restriction, however thoses new theses will only be released to public after 1 or 2 years. That means the theses material are about 1 or 2 years old. I think it is still reasonable, at least it provides some reference.

Logo of NCU

The picture below is the search page of the library. Just type in the important keyword and search it.

NCU library search page

Bear in mind that some of the theses have restriction as shown in below.

Thesis status

The link is http://thesis.lib.ncu.edu.tw/index_e.html