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Me...The (Fake) Computer Engineer (Part 2)

Just a follow up note regarding my previous post...

My laptop has been fully fixed by the fake computer engineer...aka Me!

I turned out to be a genius after all.....My laptop is working better than ever! .... I hope I didn't just jinx it now...

Me...The (Fake) Computer Engineer

Ever since I got back from my trip on Tuesday night, I have been trying to fix my laptop...
The laptop was perfectly fine when I left it at home before my trip, and when I came back, for some unknown reason, it was taking too long to start up....and what I mean by too long is over 30 minutes!!

So for the past few days, I have been trying to fix my laptop myself (yes, I was pretending to be a Computer Engineer...with no success at all!). Last night I tried to get my laptop to start up, and I've spent my entire night (literally...I was up until 3am) trying unsuccessfully to fix it....

I never give up when trying to do something difficult. My closest friends in university even nicknamed me "007". I stay working on whatever until its done, or solved or fixed.

So today, after I woke up a little bit after noon (ok, so it was 1pm...I was up until 3am the night before), I sat with my laptop in front of me and continued to try to fix it....after around 4 long hours my laptop was…

The Right Music To Fly

I wrote this blog post while I was on my business trip, and since I didn't have my laptop with me, I wrote it on paper and I'm posting it now....

Whenever I travel on  a plane, I am obsessed about listening to the right song when the plane takes off and lands....And not any song would work...the beat of the song has to match the speed of the airplane as it's taking off or landing....crazy right?!
Well, it all started back in August 2007....
I was sitting in plane waiting for it to take off from New Jersey to Florida. I had the airplane headphones on, and I was listening to a random radio station on the flight's entertainment system. As the plane was on runway ready to take off, the song "Sleepless" by Until June starts to play, and it was the first time I've ever heard this song. So anyway, the beat of the song at the beginning, perfectly matched (in a way) the speed of the plane as it was taking off...so with a big smile on my face and listening to a go…

Party All Night Long!

Today was the day of the Oldies Party that I was helping my alumni club organize...it was such a loooong but AMAZING day!

Around noon, I went to the club to help prepare for the party. There was a lot to be done! So dressed in a pair of jeans and hoodie, I headed over to the club, ready to work!
The first thing we had to do was to cover the floor-to-ceiling windows of the club with some sort of thick paper, as we were going to have 3D projections all around. After spending around 3-4 hours covering the windows, it was time to organize the seating, set up the DJ equipment, the 3D projectors and make sure everything is ready and in place for the party.

Around 5pm, I went back home to get ready for the party at night. So after curling my hair and applying my make up, I was ready to put my costume on. I was going as a Hippie! The good thing is that I didn't need to look far for a costume...what I did was wear a bohemian style top, paired with  a pair of jeans, flat boots and hippie a…