Microfair 2003

This morning, Emil and I went to the Microfair 2003 organised by The Star. Emil is my IRC-turned-ICQ chat buddy since four years ago. As have been the norm for the past two years, we have been going to the Pikom PC Fair together, which is usually held at the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA). We have similar interests in computers and usually enjoy sharing information and ideas on the latest in hardware and software. Emil is a Systems Engineer with one of the major IT solutions provider here in Penang.

As we entered the exhibition area, we met K.T. Goh, photographer with The Star. He took those nice photographs of me for the In.Tech article that I was featured in. A short while later, while we were browsing among the booths, Angelina came and introduced herself. Angelina is the journalist who gave me that good write-up for the same article. It was pleasant indeed meeting her.

Angelina, in the hubbub, I failed to thank you personally because your article has opened up a whole new world for me. I received many emails and inspiring comments left in this blog because of that article. I have even become good friends with a few and got in touch again with some of my schoolmates whom I have lost contact with. Thank you Angelina.

That was just about the highlight of the day. We did not manage to find the items that Emil and I were looking for. I was looking for the LG 700B Flatron 17? monitor. The Flatron?s screen is supposedly true flat. The colours and resolution displayed were brilliant the first time we checked it out at another computer exhibition. However none of the exhibitors carried it this time.

Emil was looking for an optical mouse but he did not find one suitable for his needs. The exhibitors were mostly peddling digital cameras. And then there were the usual printers, scanners and printing consumables. We left empty-handed, and hoping that the coming Pikom PC Fair in December will feature more exhibitors selling the hardware that we need.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Microfair 2003”

  1. Peter

    I saw your url in the Star article today and decided to pay a visit to the site. I am sure you may not remember me but I use to be from Saints many years back. I am glad you are okay and just wanted to say hi.

    Jeffrey Chew

  2. Hey Jeffrey,
    I do remember you. I am not that old yet lar. You are that bubbly guy with a perpetual smile on your face. After all, I only know of one Jeffrey Chew. I am glad to hear from you again after so many years.

  3. Dear : Peter,
    Hi ! How Are You doing? I’m doing great here .
    So how was the Computer Exhibition at P.I.S.A the other day? I taught of going but i have something on so i miss the Microfair Exhibition and i also taught of getting some things there but nevermind.

    I read on the news that there were many people who attended the fair and are there any cheap promotion on computers or laptops at the sale.

    I think i will write till here.
    Hope to hera from your reply soon.


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