Family day – What is mean to me

Saturday, November 29, 2008

For the past 7 years, I’ve been working hard in my courier, simply for one ultimate reason. I love my job, I love the things I’m doing, but this is not the main reason why I work hard, the main reason why I work so hard is that I wanted to provide enough for my family.

I want my wife to have enough for her future, my children to have good education and the family to have enough provision at all time. There are all I work for, although I myself do have my own needs but this is secondary. GOD has always said, trust me and I’ll provide, I trust him for his provision everyday, that’s why I work hard so that He can provides.

My view on life took some changes after this 2 incident, one was the arrival of my 1st child, Cheryl follow by my son Ryan 15 months ago. I watch them come into this world, I watch them grow each day. I know how much they need a secure family to grow up in. 2nd incident was the departure of my late cousin.

His departure gives a huge shock to me and it also helps me to look life in a very difference manner. Lift is short and fragile, as GOD say, our life here are temporary. Therefore if you want the best for your family’s future, you got to work now and not wait.

As I work through this two thought, my family becomes more and more important to me. It makes me feel that to be able to spent time with all of them is the greatest moment of all. Therefore no matter how much traveling I got to do for my boss, I’ll still take a little moment to be with them, if the job allows I’ll bring them along. I basically defined my family day as an outing that all of us can be together and have fun. A simple meal at McDonald is a family day to me as we get to share joy and laughter, a short holiday trip, picnic at the park or even shopping at the mall. Come to the end of the day, is my children that enjoys the most, and this makes me much more happier in life. See them laugh is what makes me going.

Do you have your own family day? Treasure those who are close to you and don’t taker them for granted. Spent as much time with those you love. Career is important but is not THE MOST important things in life.

Scrapbook Results are out

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have posted a post on 5 October 08, title "A Scrap from Ruth, my wife." asking for votes for the scrap designed by Ruth.

Well the results are finally out, unfortunately, her design did not make it to top 10. Anyway I just like to thanks everyone for voting. Appreciated allot.

If you like to know who made it to the top 10, click here to find out.

Wordpress Installation

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yesterday, I have successfully setup my Apache web server and everything is working fine.

Today I'll setup WordPress, a blogging software.

Setting up can be tricky if you do not read the instruction carefully. Here's how it goes.

System Requirement. Must be installed and running before WordPress is installed

  • PHP version 4.3 or higher.
  • MySQL version 4.0 or higher.

Installation procedure
1. Download WordPress
2. Setup a MySQL database at the web server. Here's the instruction
3. Extract WordPress.ZIP into a folder and copy the folder to htdocs folder where xampp is installed.
4. Install WordPress. Here's the instruction
5. Open your IE / Firefox and try accessing the file. Normally using the following address, assuming wordpress is installed in a folder name Wordpress in htdocs folder


A setup page will display, follow the instruction and you are done with the installation.

Next is to download your favorite template from Wordpress and load it into Wordpress.

Well here's the simple instruction that helps me to successfully installed WordPress in my local PC.

Next stop, design my own blog layout.

Setting up A web server

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Yesterday, as I was surfing some information regarding blogging, I came to John Chow dot Com's blog. Here, there are various writing on how he monetize his blog to earn a great sum of income. As I go through his pages, he has an ebook that talks about this and is free for download. The ebook is titled "Make Money Online With John Chow dot Com". Since is free so why now, just download and see what is in there, nothing to lose.

As I was going through the first 2 chapters of this ebook, the author suggested to have a registered domain name for your blog as it will make your blog look much more professional. After giving it some thought, he does have a point here, however to get a registered domain you need to pay for it. If the blog is left dormant, then it will be a wasted.

So before you head hard into a personal domain blog, better think carefully whether how deep is your passion in blogging.

Anyway this is not my point for this post. As I was thinking about having my own domain name for my blog, I started to think on how much I can contribute to the blog and what is my long term plan for it.

Further to it, I also need time to build traffic and it may be a few months before I can see traffics and a little income from Adsense and other affiliate. Further more I need to setup the whole blogging software on your own, and this will require certain amount of time before the blog can be up and running. This is what I thought so. My greatest concern here is worrying that blogging becomes a burden instate of fun thing to do.

So I draw up a plan, to setup a web server in my home network,and study the usability of wordpress. I'll use this as my experiment setup before I go into the real thing. Once I know all the tricks and procedure and is ready to move to personal blog domain, I can then do it easily, with one eye close, withour wasting time to figure out what went wrong and why it does not work.

So I do some googling on how to setup a web server and I came upon a tutorial that teach you to setup a local web server that is not connected into the WWW but on your local network. It uses Apache web server with MySQL and PHP5. So with the tutorial, I follow step by step and when coming to the last page, I found that there's some bug between Apache and PHP5 that the php pages just don't load. This problem was only mention on the commen area and it sure get me frastrated after struggle for hours just to figure out where I have done wrong. When I check again on the tutorial, it was dated in 2005 and the software version mention in the artical was an older version which has proven to works. Sigh...

Back to Google again and this time I come upon this software called XAMPP. Again this uses Aparche, as basic web server with SQL, PHP, FTP and some other apps. Good thing about this software was it is an all in once, one click installation kit. During installation, everything will be setup accordingly, no need to worry about configuration at all.

It tooks about 10 mins to complite the installation, few mins to run though the software and it setting and walah server is running. It was as simple as that.

I'll now further test the server and how to actually setup for multiple hosting. Next stop is wordpress. This I'll leave it for another day, as it is getting late and I have to go to sleep soon. In the mean time, I'll have to continue ready "Make Money Online With John Chow dot Com" and see how far can i go and how true is his story.

Sunset from Ipoh

Monday, November 3, 2008

Last week, I was at my sister house in Ipoh. As evening approached, I took my Kids to the nearby lake where the resident used to feed fishes.

My kids love to feed fishes so we where there feeding fishes. As the skyline grow darker and night comes, the whole skyline changes and this was what I got.. Awesome sunset.

Enjoy the beautiful evening sky from Ipoh and feel free to give your comments.

All this was done using my old faithful Nikon Coolpix 3200 - "Nikon understand digital photography"