Friday, May 26, 2006
The Front Bungalow
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Insect From Hell?
Holy Moses! There it loomed. It sure didn't look like any of the usual insects i ever seen? To be frank, i was a wee bit freaked out. I was wondering if it was some attack fly or something ready to pounch on my dimpled arse delivering a cocktail of chemicals to make me shit for days on end dying in agony?
Well a few photo's later i left it to its own device's and of course missed the whole last bit of American Idol. I had a peek at it before i headed for bed and it was still there. It just hung the motionless. Next morning it was gone.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
It Finally Died
OK-lah, maybe it is an old unit but it sure has been a big part of my work. I don't want to just dump it away without trying at least right? It did help me make some serious money too ok?
But look at what there is available now? No. Not in Kuching. In Aussieland. It looks good. Its the GPSMAP 60C The specs look awesome. I will have to find a replacement but the asking price is a bit steep. But then for work? What to do?
I think i will frame up my old GPS. Like a final resting space on my office wall. It followed me to many places in the world and never failed until today.
She is back. After 3 month's of waiting, she is back. I bought her almost 5 year's ago on a whim. Her paint was peeling and she was in a sorry state. I had been slowly getting her running mechanically before finally going for the 'facelift'. She does look so good.
Well after so long waiting for it to bear fruit and almost wanting to curse the old fellow at the Sunday market for selling me a dud.
But cannot complain now right? After 3 years of waiting it sure decided for a strange time to bear its first fruit. And only one small bunch!
Sure felt good biting down on it. Not as sweet as i wanted but then its the first time so cannot tell for sure if it will remain the same next bloom? Still, i am happy.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
They took it down and proudly handed it to me. Its been a while since i had Jackfruit from the garden. This one will be even more yummy as it was from a seed i brought back from Thailand 4 years back.
I think i will make some Nangka Jam. Been too long since i had some. Come to think about it hmmmmm... Its not even the Jackfruit season?
What I Lost?
1. Stihl Bushcutter
2. Sthil Chainsaw
3. 2 DVD Players
4. Dewalt Cordless Drill
5. Dewalt Cross Cutter
6. Nokia Mobile
7. Sharp Video Player
8. Sharp Portable DVD Player
9. Garmin GPS
10. RM300.00 Petty Cash
That about it save for the odd stuff i do not seem to be able to find like the rechargeble torchlights, safety goggles, the toolbox, the veterinary testicle clamp, dehorning tool and so forth.
I am getting pissed off just typing this.
Damn you Heri and Khirno
Almost 2 weeks
I was desperate for help on the farm and after sleeping/working by myself on the farm i was going mad with trying to shuttle between work and taking care of the farm by myself.
Finally had the time to go look for some new help and decided it was time to try out some Bangla's. Yep. 2 fellows, Shah and Mazzafar. Shah is the younger of the 2 and speaks a weird mix of Malay and English. Hardly can understand him. Muzzafar is the older one. His passport says he is 32. He is more like 52 if i had to guess. Slow fellow but he tries.
Now for the past week its been 'Show & Tell'. Everything had to be shown to them from how to fix the lights in the garden to mowing the grass. I had to buy another bush cutter, since the old one was stolen by the 2 buggers, and it was a real experience teaching them how to handle it.
The upside of it is i am actually quite happy despite their inexperience. The farm looks spanking clean and the seem to be quite enthusiastic about their work. But then my Mum always did say 'New Brooms always sweep clean'. I guess time will tell of course because soon i will have to see their labour agent to pay up and off i go travelling for a few weeks.
I think *fingers crossed* they will work out to be really helpful. Hopefully more trustworthy. Helluluiah!