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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Borak Borak ...................... Reply with quote

I just noticed that the old (Not so old) Forum site at http://CASU2009.phpBB.net is back online....

No worries about going in there any more as we have moved to the present site..... I am going to delete the old site in a short while..... This is much better


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lai,

Thanks for the great effort for putting up this site and maintaining it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: The old (Not so old) CASU2009 Forum site is back online... Reply with quote

Hi Lai,

I'm still trying to familiarise myself with this new forum site. You know-lah, being so used to the layout of our original MSN CASU Website (which you helped pioneer in 2002), it'll take me some time to get the hang of this new site that you put up.

So far, it looks to me like a very good site. It's something like the old website, but with new bells and whistles. You did great putting it up, especially now, when the old MSN one has been terminated. Kudos and thanks to you!

All it remains to make this a great site is to have a band of CASUans actively participating in the forums here -- just like in the old website in its heyday! (Boy, do I miss the old bunch of "talkative" members like Foo Chow Kam, Chan Ah Kau, Pheh, Habibur, Lee Beng Lee, Kee Kian, Boon Tat, etc.. and not forgetting our ladies from all over the globe - Adeline, Yik, Ah Moi, Mui Heng and Hooi).

Lai, my wish is that you keep up the good work you've put in. This second baby of yours is certainly worth maintaining and never abandoned. You have all my encouragement. "May the 'Force' be with you!" (hee-hee!)

Cheers,

Luke
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Luke,

It is great to see you in here!

Yes, I must say that most of the people in the old site are already registered in here plus many more. It just needs a trigger to get it active like before.

However, I am still unable to contact Soh Boon Tat through his old e-mail as messages keep getting rejected and Chan Ah Kau is very busy sorting himself out. We will need to work harder to get more e-mail addresses to contact.

I have provided the platform, so now it is up to everyone to get it going!

Kind regards

Lai
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Morning Chin Fook,
I second what Chegu Luke said.
Akau was at my place at the end of May and he is now back Down Under just in time to face the winter and the busy growing season. (the price he has to pay for 'tuang kerja' for two months. Hey, Baba, are your ears burning yet?) I'm sure he will come in when he has caught up with his work.

Good Morning Chegu,
Hope things are fine with you and family. I quit my job in 2007 but far from goyang kaki, I'm busy doing nothing. You know this and that but cannot put a finger on?

Peace
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: The old (Not so old) CASU2009 Forum site is back online... Reply with quote

Hi Pheh,

Good to hear from you again. With people like you around, there will be a greater chance for this site to be lively like our old one.

Me and my family are fine but still trying to adapt to the adverse economic conditions.

Welcome to the world of the retired. I quite expect you to want to dabble in a number of things but finding yourself going nowhere yet. But keep digging in there.....you might strike gold yet!

Most of my time is also spent on doing little things here and there, but it's really "Much ado about nothing" as Shakespeare noted.

Maybe we can open another thread to "borak-borak" more there?

Cheers,

Luke
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke & Pheh,

Just as you suggested, I have changed the heading of this tread to "Borak Borak" instead of talking about the old Forum site which I have now permanently closed .

- Have fun and a good weekend!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Morning Chin Fook,
Thanks for this 'Borak2" column.

Good Morning Chegu,
Life in retirement can be boring and so I'm now persusing some hobbies that I did not have time for. I breed potatoes and fruits, and fooling around trying to emulate Bonsai and Penjing by growing productive fruit trees in miniature. But, I cannot call my hobby Penjing or Bonsai since I do not adhere to their strict principles. I'm trying to get Chong Wei Cheong to get into it but he's too busy.
Although I'm getting a reduced pension for quiting before time, Aleluai somehow or other we manage to make ends meet. It's only when all house renovation and repairs, insurances and taxes come in the same month that I wish I had accepted all those offers from the private sector when I threw in my towels with the Gomen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Borak Borak ...................... Reply with quote

Hi Pheh,

Keeping yourself busy is the universal tip to life after retirement.

Good to hear you're pursuing your hobby on breeding plants. How's your apple collection? Any promising ones for your cold weather?

Bonzai & Penjing is the art of miniturising plants for landscaping in containers. I don't think you're into this. Dwarfing of plants (dumpies) would be more appropriate to describe your interest.

Anyway, I wish you all the best in what you're trying to do.

Cheers
Luke
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Morning Chegu Luke,
There are many apples that are hardy for this area. My collection is only a small sample of these. Since I'm breeding, I have stopped collecting as I'm running low on resources - time and labor. Cannot afford to hire help-lah. I hope some of the columnar apples (trees with little or no laterals) will flower next year. I bred these in 2000 and am itching to see if they produce good fruits. I use two good apples as parents but that doesn't mean anything in apple breeding.
Thanks for the encouragement. Please see attached. It's a gooseberry. The plant was very badly damaged by hail after the picture was taken. It's already two years and it is still not fully recovered yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Borak Borak ...................... Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

Thanks to Lai Chin Fook for changing this thread to Borak2. Now we can ALL come in here and borak2. So I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to everybody and to invite you to come here and chit-chat.

First, I'd like to say hello again to my old classmates, my fellow 1967-ers:

Hi Habibur,
Di-mana you sekarang? Dah lama tak ada news from you. Busy sangat-ke? Life is not all about work, you know?

Hi Foo Chow Kam
Hey, it's not like you to just "lurk" around like the majority of us. Just don't let past misunderstandings douse your "fire," man. Life's too short to "merajuk" for too long. Here is a great opportunity to build on our past friendships. Will be good to hear from you again.

Hi Jamzari,
Let's see you come in again to liven up this site like you did the last time. Don't just concentrate on Facebook and your other borak2 sites-lah!

Hi Hooi,
Good to see you've registered here to continue keeping in touch with the rest of us. Do drop us a line or two to tell us how you're doing Down Under.

Special hello to Afandi Tan, Lee King Wat, Salleh Haron, Chua Piak Chwee, Toh Keng Pong, Loke Keng Hung,
Since you've not been active participants in our sites before, how about saying hello here now? Chances are, you'll be glad you did. You may also notice that as many as eleven of us have registered here - that's close to 30% of those who graduated in 1967 - more than any other year (percentage wise). But let's also set a correspondingly high level of participation. Let's show them-lah!

To all the others - regulars and new members,
I wish to say hello again. Would be nice to see you all again in your postings here. Apart from Pheh, who seems to be perpetually here, I hope to see postings from all, especially from the past "regulars" or "old-timers" like Tan Kee Kian, Adeline, CC Lau, Chong Kee Chai Moses Chong, Kugarajah, Chee Chuan Chai, Johnny Ku, Mui Heng, Yik, Law Ing Hock Chan Chow Kong, etc.... Just whereabouts are you all, man?

To those I do not know (those who graduated in 1970 -75), I wish to say hello too. I hope to get acquainted with you through your postings here.

Enough of my hello's. I look forward to see a flood of postings here from ALL from now on!

Cheers to everybody,
Luke
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pheh,

The breeding of perennial fruits like apples just takes too long to get results. Just imagine.... you bred those columnar apples in 2000 and you still have not seen them fruit? Working on your shorter-term crops like your potatoes would be more fruitful, don't you think? Just my personal opinion.

As for your attached gambar on gooseberry, I just cannot see this attachment.

Hi Lai,

Can you tell me how I can see this attachment? Is there something I do not know about seeing attachments? tks.

Cheers
Luke
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Luke and Pheh

I am really glad to see the both of you getting this thread moving. Let's hope other chaps will join in soon....

Luke, this is very good, I would like you to help me as moderator of forums year 1966/67 and Borak2 sections, can? Please, please, please!. You are exactly what we need to help this site off the ground, it will be fantastic if you can get the lurkers to start posting....

For Pheh's missing attachment, it has not been uploaded as I suspect it may be due to too large a file... please read my upload tips by clicking here


Regards

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject: Borak Borak ...................... Reply with quote

Dear Lai

I'm interested to see this site alive with participation from every member, if possible. After all the hard work you've put in to set up this forum site, I thought that the least I could do was to come in and help to kick-start the sessions and get them going. This is all I've been trying to do lately. But I guess I was unwittingly functioning as a "moderator"?

If what I've been trying to do constitutes the main work of a "moderator", then I'll have no qualms about assisting you in this role. There is but one caveat -- you see, I've only been able to come in here regularly because I'm presently quite free. I don't know for how long this will remain so. But if things don't change, I hope to feature regularly here ... God willing. And it will not matter to me what designation I'll be operating under.

Thanks for the tips on the uploading of attachments, although I find the steps to reduce the size of photos/graphics a bit confusing (long winded?). I hope Pheh will not encounter any problem downsizing his attachment now. Am looking forward to seeing it soon.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Luke

Thank you for your reply. Sorry, I may have been 'long winded' (not withstanding the fact that I may be a natural at it Laughing ...may also have come from the years of writing machine operation and instruction manuals for my machines!).

I was hoping to reach those less computer savvy people as well to give a detailed step-by-step instructions on resizing photos and uploading them. No doubt those who are more savvy will find it boring to read but those less will find it useful. Those who find my guide unclear please PM or email me.

Thank you for agreeing to become a Moderator, it is a bit more than just calling you a moderator... it enables you to control the forum sections designated and you can now see some extra controls under postings that you can now use.. like delete, edit, move, lock, unlock, block, unblock etc etc. Moderation includes monitoring the discussions e.g. you can close/stop a discussion if you find it going out of context, ban members who abuses the forums, or who persistently go against the rules of the forum. Delete postings in future to clear space for the forum to continue.... etc etc

Please don't get me wrong, With our own CASU grouping where we know each other well, we will not need much moderating.... Moderating here will mostly be for deleting posts to make space, moving posts to a more appropriate topic area to keep our site neat and nice.... so it will be easy and does not need a lot of time....

Don't forget this software is built more for public forums where anyone can go in and believe me, there can be some pretty abusive posts and pictures (including pornographic) sent in just to stir the site!

You will see you name is listed now as such under each of the 3 forums..... (Sorry 'cheong hei' again!)

Thanks Lai
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