3rd Day CNY: Visiting the In-Laws

Today is the Third day of the Chinese New Year. And so, after making sure everything is ready and Wife is not so sick, we're ready to go. Its more like a big family gathering and as I have said, I really enjoyed these events. Finally, we got the Australian version of the Garmin Nuvi 250 working on Malaysian maps (using MalsingMaps) since they were selling them for USD119.99 which comes with a 4GB SD card, which is very ridiculous. But one thing I am surprised is that this unit more or less was able to receive the GPS signals in the house. Oh well. Lets see how she likes the unit. If not, *ahem* I could persuade her to sell it to me. But one thing for sure, it eats batteries too.

Kristine reacting badly to her new
Korean dress. Finally, we gave her
something pink from her wardrobe

Kristine and her cousin greeting the "new" member of the family.
He is at the stage where he can stand by himself and take a few
steps. But he prefers to crawl most of the time.

Meanwhile, Kaelynn is scaring the rest of her cousins because........

...of the delicious food. Yeah, she wants them all to herself. Ha ha ha ah!

Kristine had an unwelcome surprise halfway through the dinner

There are other photos I could show you but I prefer not to as they're
all related to the CNY vices. Even the ladies are into the whole orgy.

Fruits are good for you

Miss Kristine, sat on the floor,
With her bowl of grapes and all.
And she ate and ate, until no more,
She'll look at you, "I want more!"

More than One Million Nokia 5800 shipped!

I just found out via the Internet hours ago. And apart from that, I read somewhere about the impressive sales figures against the Apple iPhone (for the same time frame) and although I do not like the iPhone much, I agreed very much with the 20 reasons stated here. But don't get me wrong in this as the Nokia 5800 is NOT an iPhone killer despite what everyone tried to jump on that bandwagon. Its like comparing a MacDonalds Big Mac to a Burger King's Whopper. Its almost there, but not even close nor as expected. But the main thing I am concerned about is that if every user tried the Nokia Maps and liked it, Nokia would stand to collect about 8.9 Million Euros per month. Right?

Now, what if most of them are like me? Yeah, after seven days, One million Nokia 5800 users liked GPS and felt a bit disappointed that they need to pay for it. I am not sure what happens come this Friday, whether the program would stop completely, or the voice would shut up. But it does make me do something, which is to find another GPS software, which uses the built-in GPS and not any 3G, Wap or Wifi to assist it. Google maps perhaps? Or Garmin XT?

Personally, for me, I would like to have the GPS functions especailly when I am going outstation. But for the monthly fees commanded by Nokia, it is too much. They are already making a success with the 5800 but with the GPS monthly fees, a lot of people might think otherwise. Granted the GPS is useful but here, right now, in the Internet age, a lot of people expect things to be free or almost free while many still sees the Net as a money making venture, which after 2000, everyone woke up to find it isn't so.