Dr. Phil’s Personality Test

Dr. Phil’s 2-minute personality test (PDF)

Thanks to my friend and computer client, Justin, for sending this to me. This is a really simple 10-question test which will take you 2 minutes to do. Get a pen and paper ready, and total up your score at the end of the test.

I scored a 39, and Dr. Phil says this of me:

Others see you as sensible, cautious,careful and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

Well, there is some truth in that! 8) Now it’s your turn. Take the test.

Idol Gives Back (American Idol)

I managed to catch the second half of Idol Gives Back, after getting home from work tonight. The scenes where they showed people in Africa living with diseases such as malaria and AIDS made me cringe. And also seeing people in America itself (one snippet was a family in rural Kentucky) living below the poverty line, made me realize how grateful we should be for what we have. Let us not forget to thank God for the many blessings bestowed upon us, instead of complaining of the things that we don’t possess.

As a schoolteacher of mine once said, "I used to complain about not having nice shoes to wear, until I saw a man who had no feet."

To end on a lighter note, Robin Williams was hilarious as the Russian Idol!

Here is the Miley Cyrus segment, where she performs, and where you can watch Miley and her Dad visiting a poor family in rural Kentucky (fast-forward to 3:00 if you want to skip Miley’s performance).

Hello, World! It’s me here!

This is me, at the E & O Hotel

Hi, my name is Philip. I’m 48 years old, and have just started this blog, never too late, yes? I live in Penang, Malaysia. This is a beautiful country of about 26 million people. It’s just south of Thailand (we share a border) and north of Singapore.

I’ve been teaching piano privately for more than 25 years now, ever since graduating from the University of Arizona with a B. Music degree in the early 80’s. I’ve also become quite a computer geek since the early 90’s, starting with Windows 3.1 and now on to Vista. Building and servicing Intel-based PCs is another hobby of mine, which does bring in some good pocket money every now and then.

When I’m away from the computer keyboard, I play cocktail music at the E & O Hotel here, twice a week. A very nice and relaxing job, if I may say so (thanks, Mike!) Well, I’ve played cocktail piano for as long as I can remember, but I’ll save those for another post.

When I need some exercise, I head for the pool, which is almost every weekday. Swimming is another passion of mine. It really clears the head and I love the feel of water. Especially in a hot and humid country such as Malaysia.

Last but not least, I’m a staff member at BigBlueBall. If you want to know everything about Instant Messaging, this IS the place to go to. Besides, it has a ton of other cool stuff to check out, including Social Networking, the latest phones, a really nice BigBlueBall lounge, and on and on.

Alright, think I’ve just about completed the intro. I’ll be posting often, I hope! See you soon!