Monday, May 31, 2010

Wesak Day 2010

This year marks the 10th anniversary that I've been a volunteer at the temple during key events, such as Wesak Day. I could still remember exactly 10 years ago today, I came to Brickfields Maha Vihara (BMV), as a student helper, with my friends from the Buddhist Society all the way back during the good ol' MBS days. After that year, came the Novitiate Program in 2002 where I was a novice monk for 10 days. Looking back hahaha... how time flies...

So this year, without fail, I was there at BMV as a volunteer again, distributing holy water and strings as well as helping out a little at the oil lamp section :-) Having time to do some charity work amongst my crazy and busy schedule keeps me sane and reminds me that after all that I have achieved today, I'm blessed and most of all, I'm only human. This picture was taken 2 years ago today, also at BMV. I think that I looked even more like a kid back then :p

And these are the pics taken this year.

I am very happy this year that besides me and Sis, we have a new member joining our little charity gang hehehe Darling...

We did not join the procession as we were quite exhausted and so we went for dinner with Mom and Dad instead, at Dragon-i. No photos of food here as I think the food is just average and highly overrated. Really not up to my expectations. But I shall not complain any further as the bill was settled via cash vouchers redeemed from credit card points. So if you ask me if I shall go to Dragon-i again, the answer is a definite No! Thank you :)

Happy Wesak Day to you and your family. May you all be well and happy... always.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jailbreaking iPhone OS 3.1.3 with Spirit

For iPhone 3GS owners who were being held back from jailbreaking their devices running on 3.1.3, you can now celebrate with champagne as the new jailbreak software, called Spirit is out today!!

All it takes is you downloading the software from here and run it on your computer. You do not have to restore your device whatsoever. All it takes is to run the software and your device will reboot and upon rebooting, you'll see Cydia sitting handsomely on your Springboard :-) And most of all, it's untethered! So you do not have to run the jailbreak software everytime you restart your device... sweet...

As you can see, the program has only one button and the process takes less than 10secs to complete.

The Spirit is unleashed!!

... and your device is freed :p

*Kindly be forewarned that jailbreaking with Spirit clears all your pictures in the Camera Roll folder. So remember to do a final Backup via iTunes before jailbreaking and to Restore from Backup to get the pics back later.

*Spirit does not unlock your phone. And if you have used an unlock on your device, or that you are using tethered jailbreak at the moment, kindly read the instructions on the Spirit website here.

Cheers to the freed

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Treasure The Earth

Captured this one Friday after work while walking to my car. I wonder how long before there will be no more such beautiful natural paintings for us and our future generations to enjoy and treasure.

Heal The World