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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


When I realised it was 11.12.13 today, I felt that something good might happen. My gal pal tagged me to a photo on Facebook-- a photo of my 12-day-old god daughter Mia lifting her head on her own!

Also, I used a little thing to fit my mentality of something good happening on this date. Those who are following me would have seen it on Instagram.

As a random blog post to commemorate this iconic date, I will list down 10 facts of 11.12.13.

1. It is the 316th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year.

2. David's Bridal estimates that more than 3,000 couples will get married on 11/12/13; compared to Nov. 11 of last year, that’s a 722 percent increase.

3. Fueling the rush to the altar on 11/12 this year is the rarity of it: the next consecutively-numbered date doesn’t roll along until Dec. 13, 2014.

4. After that, in purest numerical form, another consecutive date won’t mark the calendar again until next century.

5. At 2:11:21 a.m., it will be 12/11 2:11:21 which is three repeats of three numbers: 121-121-121.

6. At 8:09:10 a.m., the time and date will read as 8:09:10 11/12/13, a full complement of consecutive numbers.

7. At 2:15:16 p.m., when stated in military time, it will be 11/12/13 14:15:16; a series of six increasing numbers.

8. For a simple sequence, at 9:10 p.m., it will be 9:10 11/12/13.

9. At 10:21:11 p.m., when stated in military time, it will be 11/12 22:21:11, which gives us a palindrome of 11122-22111.

10. If your inner number nerd is still hungry for more, there are a total of 22 date patterns for 11/12/13 listed on the Date Pattern Calculator.


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Updates on my Zenbook

I've decided to make peace with YELLOW.

In case, you haven't read my previous post which I've last edited earlier today, I will paste the updates here for easier reading.

Thank you all of you for your comments. Rather than to reply on the comment thread, I would update here instead.

I have decided to accept the laptop's major shortcoming, bear and live with it.

I called the Asus hotline today and after listening to some corny Asus theme song (yeah, they have a song) for a good 10 minutes, my case was handled by a very patient and polite customer support staff. Well, I was patient too. I had to relate the whole story to him since the email Case ID and the call Case ID are 2 separate matters.

He taught me steps to carry out on my Zenbook to test if it was a hardware problem. Also, he perfectly understood my concern about the yellow tinge (aka warm tones) being a SPECIAL FEATURE of most Asus laptops and that bringing down my laptop to the service centre would not be of any help even if I discover that it is a hardware problem.

"Since there are soooooooo many people who complain about the yellow tinge or should I say, the overly warm tone, why isn't Asus doing anything to the screen display? Why is Asus continuing to have the warm tones for their screens? Shouldn't you all take these feedback and do something to future laptops?"

I uttered the above without pausing to take a breath,

"As an Asus employee, I can't say why isn't any action being taken but as a person offering you customer service, YAH... I don't understand why too."

I was actually amused by his reply.

After work, I went back to my family home for dinner and it turned out that my 2nd sis and my eldest sis's bf are also using the exact same laptop as me with no problems with their screens at all. Or so, I thought it was no problem...

My eldest sis's bf hadn't even noticed the slight yellow tinge on his screen and saw all white portions as plain white instead of yellowish white until I pointed it out and asked him to compare. It was then that he realised that his laptop indeed has a slight yellowish tinge too and he spent quite some after that trying to figure out what was wrong.

He is quite a techie geek and I would trust whatever techie advice he dispenses. He told me that Asus is really good and other than this screen problem, I would not be facing much problem from this brand. Should I do an exchange with Harvey Norman for the other undisclosed shortlisted brand of laptop, I would face a whole new set of problem like the laptop not functioning well after a year or totally blowing out after the warranty period

In general, the colour of the screen really boils down to perspective. While acknowledging that my photos indeed look very "jaundiced" on the Asus screen than anywhere else, he said that he was fine with that colour he saw on his Asus screen. My 2nd sis was also fine with her laptop screen and that the warm tones aren't bothering her too much.

After having his laptop to compare, I could safely announce that my decision to stick to this laptop is a prudent one as it does seem that warm tones are exactly the SPECIAL FEATURE of Asus and there would be no point in servicing it or asking to replace with a new set.

I would live with this by setting to the cold tone under Splendid Utility and calibrating the red and green colour bar to normalise the screen as much as possible. It an irony that I've to "denormalize" my laptop in order to normalize it.


  1. Hi Jo! Unfortunately it didnt happen anything special to me today lol, though I had much expectation!:) Glad you accepted the yellow of the laptop, hope everyting will go fine now. Kisses dear! xo

    1. It's ok. Special things would always happen to special people in time to come! I've accepted the yellow and have gotten used to it. My screen setting is set to cold.

  2. You would think with everyone complaining they would do something about it. Oh well, it seems the other good points outweigh the color of the screen. If you're happy with it, that's all that matters. It was late when I realized the date. I think that's so cool.

    1. Yes, precisely. But then again, I think there are many who do not even notice the warm tone or are fine with it. May good things happen to special people like you!

  3. 12-13-14 will be my birthday. Hoping its not also the end of time or anything as that would be a bummer.

    1. You are writing in mm-dd-yy! I realised after seeing your photos on Instagram. Initially I was wondering was it in America that people write mm-dd-yy or were you trying to be funny. Happy birthday once more to a special person like you!

  4. Such interesting numbers. I am bad when it comes to math and numbers so not much to day..haha.

    Glad you figure out a way to work around that annoying yellow issue on your new laptop too.

    1. I did not realise it as I didn't write out the date on that day. It was my friend who told me and after that, I saw many postings on the unique date too. It wouldn't come again till the next century. I'm getting quite used to the colour after setting the screen to cold.

  5. Loved the facts you listed, so super!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend doll xx

    1. I could not remember half of them. Hahaha... Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. These facts are so fun! It would actually be really cool to be married on one these consecutive number dates. As it worked out I was married on a date that coincides with the NYC telephone area code. Glad to hear you've reconciled with your Zenbook :)

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    1. Numbers are so cool but I'm not good with them. I would only realise things after people say it. Ah, and you stay in NYC. So cool! My wedding date coincides with our car licence number. I didn't realise till my mum pointed out after we told her the date.

  7. Interesting fact. I didn't even notice the date.

  8. I only realised it after people say it and I saw people sharing this fact on Facebook too.


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