A.K.U.G.U.R.U. actually means 'I am a Teacher' (Aku guru in Bahasa Malaysia). It contains all the items related to my profession as a secondary school English teacher which includes my English lessons, my interests, my passion for Liverpool FC, and also my family affairs. Hope you enjoy your reading!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

What Happens to Privacy Nowadays?

In the middle of the night, my phone received a text message. I thought it was something important from my wife because we were living 300km apart, but I was quite dismayed when I read:


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Consider my surprise when this sequence of messages happened:

First, I got a message from 36670 saying:

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Then, this message arrived:

RM0.00. Successful registration. No subscription fee. Price: RM3.00/SMS. 2sms/Day. Renewal on 28/02/2016. to cancel, send STOP IO01 to 36670.


I promptly replied by sending STOP IO01 to 36670. A couple of minutes later, this arrived:

RM0.00: Your subscription to IO01 has been terminated. Thank you for your patronage. Helpline 03-80600842


Can you imagine what will happen if I ignored the first message?

This came two weeks earlier:

RM0: Thanks for subscribed to MMS COSPLAY-weekly. 3MMS/week. 1st week FREE,after that, RM1.5 weekly. To stop, reply STOP MCOSPLAY, iSentric Hotline:0378051134


Yes, I immediately replied to stop the subscription.

RM0.00: You hv successfully unsubscribed the MCOSPLAY service. To subscribe again, send ON MCOSPLAY to 23233.


Those two subscription-forcing messages were actually continuations from the first chain of messages with 33282:

Delivery report



RM0.00. Successful registration.No sub fee.Price:RM3.00/SMS.Price may reduce.2sms/Day.Renewal on 01/01.2016.To cancel,send STOP HV to 33282.


RM0.00: Your subscription to HV has been terminated. Thank you for your patronage. Helpline 038063550


Thanks, but no thanks.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cleaner Laptop, Faster Laptop

Last night, my ageing laptop prematurely shut down twice because of heat. At first, I thought that not only people were currently affected by this El Nino phenomenon, but also electrical appliances as well. Then a quote from a smart Alec at a computer shop inside the KB Mall rang a bell, "In one year, a laptop can accumulate dirt that it may affect the performance of the fan, thus causing the laptop, if it reaches 80 degrees of heat, to shut down prematurely." Then he continued that the shop provides the cleaning service which would cost me around RM90.

I would not waste such amount of money for something which I thought I could muster on my own, so I rummaged through my laptop bag and found the screwdriver I was looking for before I realized that, after turning the laptop upside down and then back up again plenty of times, I could not find the way to open my laptop! The 25 screws altogether underneath it made me to have second thoughts, but I braved myself and started to turn the screws, one by one.

When there were no more screws left, I tried to pry open the bottom cover to no avail. I could only peeked inside the motherboard and, true enough, I could see lots and lots of dirt. I cleaned as far as I could using the tissues, but still I could not properly touch the fan. This had made me think, 'Is it that hard to clean the fan?' It was illogical, and it made me envy the guy at the computer shop who claimed he could easily complete the seemingly impossible task.

Then I closed the cover and turned the laptop up again. It was then I saw that there was a line at the keyboard which seemed intriguing. I carefully tried to take it off, but it was stuck quite firmly. However, when I applied a little more force, the lid came off, unfortunately, together with a cable. Ten minutes passed before I could successfully connect the cable again and continue to search for the easiest way to clean the fan.

After the lid with the start button lifted up, I could easily take out the keyboard as well, although this time I was quite careful not to break any cable again. There, I saw what I was yearning for, the fan. It was, as expected, full of dirt. 'So that's why it sound really noisy when spinning.' I thought.

I cleaned up the fan and now the fan sounds nicely and the laptop does not easily overheat. It is not only faster than before, it does not shut down prematurely anymore. Not yet, at least.

Additional note:

If you do not have the courage to open your laptop, at least you could take out the keys of the keyboard and clean underneath them. You'll be very surprise! 

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