Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Goodbye, Ace Vergel

The Original Bad Boy of Philippine Movies dies. Ace Vergel (born Ace York Aguilar on January 22, 1952) died of heart attack last December 15, 2007. He was 55 years old.

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RIP Bad Boy.

Attention Mac Users: Problem on QuickBooks 2006 or 2007

From ZDNet Website:

If you use QuickBooks 2006 or 2007 for the Mac–don’t launch it. An apparent bug in the software update code causes the accounting software to throw a vague “you don’t have enough memory” dialog after attempting to download a 100k update while it simultaneously deletes your desktop folder.

Read ZDNet Article here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Leaving the Island

One of the songs that I liked from the first time that I heard. Here's a copy of the lyrics:

離島 (Leaving the Island)
詞:黃明志 lyrics:Huang Ming Zhi
曲:張捷惟 Song: Zhang Jie Wei

靠坐在陌生的床 牆角還擱著行囊
Sitting on the foreign bed, the luggage sitting in the corner
窗外的霓虹燈搶了 月亮的光
The neon lights outside the window shining brighter the the moon light
來自大海的方向 從地圖的另一端
Coming from the sea, from the other side of the map(world)
背著夢想 也帶著揮不去的牽掛
Carrying my dreams, and also bearing the longings that I can’t leave behind

風 啊 風 把我帶到這地方
wind, oh wind, who brought me to this place
blue colored memories still left in my home on the sea.
輕輕躺在這城市的中央 寧靜的夜晚 眼角淚未乾
gently lying in the city’s central, in the still of the night, my eyes still wet with tears
falling onto the moonlit window ledge.

喔喔 風 啊 風 吹送著我的牽掛
oh oh, wind, oh wind, blowing away my longings
accompanying the directions of the sea waves into your arms
走啊走前往夢想的路上 每次感覺孤單 看著月兒彎
moving towards the dreams, whenever I’m feeling lonely, I look towards the crescent moon
彷彿笑著說 “你要勇敢 別害怕”
who seems like smiling and saying, “you must be brave, don’t be afraid”
擔心月兒會孤單 星星守護在身旁
worried that the moon might be lonely, the stars watched over it by it’s side
安靜地陪我夢了一段 家鄉
Silently, accompanying me, dreaming a dream of my hometown.

Here's a list of some of Karen Kong's songs:

Friday, December 07, 2007

New Superbug

There's a new superbug. It wasn't that long ago that if your child got a staph (Staphylococcus Aureus) infection, it was knocked out with a couple of doses of penicillin. Now, penicillin may not work because there's a form of staph called MRSA that has mutated and become resistant to most antibiotics.