June 9th, 2005


All the Subtle Things That Make Me Happy...

  • Rainy summer weather.  Remember, I'm from a country with annual monsoon seasons.  Warm and humid morning refreshes me LIEK WOAH! ^^

  • Clearly Canadian soda, peach flavor, even Umphasized.  Yum.

  • Favorite kind of canned tuna—chunk light—on sale, 40% off.

  • Current Mood

I'm sorry, my master...

wilykitsune IMed me and told me one of her dogs might have a cancer.  He—the dog—is quite old, so she says it's kinda to be expected, but something struck me during the conversation...

Dogs live 15-20 years at most.

Humans live way longer than that.

You see, it's sad to see an old, faithful dog go.  It's sad from our—humans—point of view, of course.  But there's something even sadder...  Think of an ailing old dog.  If he were able to talk, what would he say?

... My master, thank you for feeding me, taking awesome care of me and always being there for me—for my entire life.  I'd really love to hang around with you more, but it seems that my time's up...

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry to leave you behind and go the way that I would never be able to trod again...  I'm sorry that the rug that I loved to lie on will make you sad once I'm no longer part of this world...  I'm really sorry that I'm gonna end up breaking your heart despite all the good care you've taken of me.

My master, it's been an honor to be in your family; please forgive me for having to leave before you.

I'll see you again in heaven...

I'm no longer sure if I want a dog.

  • Current Mood

Fuck You of the Day

Fuck you, Tarlton Properties, the owner of this office building.

Fuck you for not fixing the elevator until we complain.

Fuck you for making half-assed repairs to the elevator, which don't usually last for more than a few weeks before the same problem occurs.

Fuck you for letting the elevator fail to slow down and stop properly at the basement floor but instead CRASH RIGHT INTO THE FLOOR OF THE ELEVATOR SHAFT, WITH ME INSIDE.

Fuck you for not fixing the central A/C for our server room although we complained about it SINCE EARLY LAST YEAR, and letting the server room temperature soar up to almost 100 degrees and putting more than 50 servers, routers and switches in danger of critical overheating.

Fuck you for not even doing enough preventive maintenance on the said central A/C unit, letting it COMPLETELY FAIL FOR THIS ENTIRE FLOOR.

Fuck you for forcing us office dwellers to put up with a loooooooong summer WHILE YOUR LAZY ASS TAKES SEVERAL MONTHS TO FIX THE A/C, BY WHICH TIME SUMMER WILL BE OVER.

Edit: Also see [ an update on the A/C. ]


Update on the Ridiculous Office A/C Failure

So it turns out that not the whole A/C is kaput but half (50%) of it is.  The building management actually decided to replace the whole chiller unit instead of doing some flimsy patchwork on the compressor part (which has been problematic since the last year); this is at least a good thing to see happen.  The several-month delay is due to the fact that the chiller unit is custom-made to the building.

In the meantime, Tarlton has kindly *whistles* provided us with a couple of huge-ass industrial fans, which make an awful lot of noise.  Thank God I have my own office room so all I have to do is to shut the door, but I feel sorry for those unfortunate ones who didn't get an office room but works in a cubicle.

It's nevertheless hilarious to see 5-foot fans—I'm not kidding!—sitting in every corner of the office.  My coworker next door mimicked a passenger jet taking off as we passed by one of them...  I need to take pictures of them some time.  XD