- 100 things about me
1 ) Name is Thomas Chai.
2 ) Nicknames: TerminalJunkie, why? Go figure it out.
3 ) I live in Malaysia.
4 ) Born in the year when Nixon was President.
5 ) I am a Scorpio.
6 ) I am right handed.
7 ) I am a free thinker. That don’t mean I don’t believe in God. I just stay neutral thats all.
8 ) Born in the year of Dog.
9 ) I share the same birthday with Martin Scorsese.
10) My Dad was born at the start of World War 2 in the Pacific, 1942.
11) My Mom was born at the end of World War 2, 1946.
12) My Grandma died on the same time and day when terrorists attack WTC, on Sept. 11, 2001.
13) I have one brother who is working with me.
14) And I have a sister who is now in Singapore is now working with me.
15) I am the eldest in the family and so is my wife.
16) Graduated from WMU. Class of ’94.
17) Majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Maths.
18) Met my wife, Amy in 1991.
19) One month later, I moved in with her, and have been together with her since.
20) We went to the same University together and have work together after graduating.
21) Married to Amy since 1997.
22) Have a lovely daughter, Kaitlyn. Born in 1998.
23) Expecting second child in 2004 Have a son Ethan born in 2004 and daughter Jocelyn born in 2007.
24) I am self employed.
25) My work now is not computer related although it used to be.
26) Time spent with family each day (not counting weekends): 5 hours (hey, I gotta work you know).
27) Time spent with my computer each day: 10 hours (now you know how I got my nickname).
28) Favorite drink and always will be: Coca Cola.
29) I like coffee too. I have a cup of it before I go to sleep and after I woke up from sleep.
30) An no, the caffeine won’t affect my sleep.
31) I like to collect coffee mugs.
32) Favorite food: Squid Ink Fettucine with clams and anchovies.
33) Favorite can food: SPAM.
34) I am good at memorizing numbers especially phone numbers.
35) I have a terrible sense of direction.
36) Used to be a Boy Scout.
37) But I am a Lions now. Thank God am out of it now. Don’t ask why.
38) This is my lucky number. My previous house number was 38. My current house number is 38A. And my car is number 38. And no, I did not ask for them.
39) Own 3 computers: Apple G4 Cube codename Tomahawk. Apple iBook codename Patriot and my latest Apple Powerbook G4 17″ codename BigMac. Own 2 computers: Imac 24″ and a Macbook Pro 15″ 2.33Ghz, a Macbook Pro 13″ and an iPhone 3Gs (if you consider that a computer)
40) No Longer use a Wintel Computer.
42) Has been a Unix user since University years.
43) I have been on Internet since 1992 when there was no such thing call Web Browser.
44) First Internet tool used was e-mail and newsreader.
46) Wasted too much time on MUD games during that time but now waste too much time on social networking
47) I think Mac OS X answers the needs of power and beauty of an Operating System.
48) I am addicted to blogging. Who don’t.
49) A Music Lover.
50) As of now, have over 1500 3000+ songs in my iPod (codename Tomapod) iPhone (But too bad I can’t fill up all the songs)
51) And I think RIAA is a crook. (And thank God, DRM is a declare failure now)
52) Favorite song as of this writing: “Where is the love?” by Black Eyed Peas.
53) Favorite Rock Band of all time: U2.
54) Favorite Artist of all time: Elton John.
55) I love movies too.
56) Will watch a movie almost every week or two.
57) As of now, have over 200 collections of DVD.
58) Favorite movie as of this writing: Memento.
59) Most inspired movie as of this writing: The Majestic.
60) Most disappointed movie as of this writing: The Phantom Menace.
61) Favorite TV Series as of this writing: West Wing.
62) Favorite TV mini-series as of this writing: Band of Brothers.
63) My first memory of a movie: Star Wars: A New Hope.
64) My most admired actress: Julianne Moore.
65) My most admired actor: none yet.
66) I am a Book lover too.
67) Have over 200 300+ books in collection.
68) My Favorite Author is Michael Crichton. (And may he rest in peace)
69) My Favorite fiction as of this writing: The Good Men by Charmaine Craig.
70) My Favorite non-fiction as of this writing: Travels by Michael Crichton.
71) Book struggling to finish as of this writing: The Talisman by Stephen King.
72) Since having an iPod, I have been listening to audio book via Audible. Looking forward to get a Kindle instead.
73) But they probably won’t stop me from buying books as I like to decorate my room with them.
74) I am 5′ 10″ and overweight got back into shape.
75) Going to gym daily now to trim it down. Am being lazy sitting all day long or taking naps.
76) Occasionally play Golf with my friends and lousy at it. Dives few times a year now.
77) I wear glasses since I first got seriously addicted to computers.
78) My favorite programming language: C and its variants.
79) My first browser was NCSA Mosaic. Heard of that?
80) And I am using Safari Firefox Browser now.
81) Most hated browser is Internet Explorer for having too much pop ups spam.
82) Longest hours spent on a computer: more than 48 hours straight.
83) And no, I am not kidding. I was engrossed on my computer assignment and time seems to stop.
84) I have a bad habit of biting my nails when I am in deep thoughts.
85) My daughter, Kaitlyn seems to catch the habit from me.
86) I sleep very late usually around 1.00am. 3.00am
87) And wake up late in the morning. Luckily I am self-employed or else I would be fired.
88) I hate what I see happening in the World today.
89) Especially with George W. Bush going around as a big bully. OBAMA, OBAMA, Yes we can!
90) And ignoring the plea to do something about the environment.
91) Phew 10 more to go and it’s getting tough.
92) I am a gadget freaks.
93) I spent too much money on them, which ended up in the drawers.
94) And I kept on promising my wife that “it” would be the last gadget I will buy this year. A promise never fulfill, as I am just too addicted to it.
95) Like to spend weekends at home.
96) While my wife like to spend weekends outside.
97) It’s summer here in Malaysia all year long and I missed Fall and Winter season.
98) I love to debate with my friends on current political situation around the world.
99) I am into photography.
100) Finally it’s done, and this is as personal as it gets. Will update this page occasionally, after all people do change.