Monday, December 29, 2008

The Importance of Chinese (language)

Before I begin, let me share a joke with all of you.

Hit my Head

An old blacksmith realized he was soon going to quit working so hard. He picked out a strong young man to become his apprentice.

The old fellow was crabby and exacting. "Don't ask me a lot of questions," he told the boy. "Just do whatever I tell you to do."

One day the old blacksmith took an iron out of the forge and laid it on the anvil. "Get the hammer over there," he said. "When I nod my head, hit it real good and hard."

Now the town is looking for a new blacksmith.

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I flunked Chinese ever since I step into secondary school and thought that I can go on with basic knowledge of Chinese (know how to speak, don’t know how to read or write)

Everything went well until today when I tried ZhuXian online. Everything is in Chinese, so that leaves me no choice but to follow my instincts (leave the town, and target the nearest monster to lvl up) and to find a ‘warehouse’ where you store items, always look for the place where many shops gathered.

All the quests are in Chinese too, makes me go @@ when I attempt to read the quest information. Luckily for most of the quests, they highlight the keywords and by clicking on those keywords, your character will automatically move to the location described.

Oh well..

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So.. I spent most of my holiday downloading games and more games (both old and new) thanks to RapidShare and MegaUpload.

I’ve downloaded:

Call of Duty 5,

Baldur’s Gate I & II,

Doom 3,

Sins of the Solar Empire,

Bejeweled Twist,

Luxor – Quest for the Afterlife,

Off-World Resource Base,

and a few more that I had forgotten. Of course, not all the games downloaded will actually work flawlessly. For example COD5, No matter what I did, the game always crashes in mission 3. Troubleshooting tells me that the problem lies in my graphic card’s driver. Nothing I can do with it so that’s one game down. Loss: 1 weeks time.

Then there’s Baldur’s Gate, the storyline and quests are abundant but the gameplay just doesn’t suit me. So that’s 1 weeks time wasted (again.)

The doom 3 I downloaded was pre-installed and ready to play, that’s good since it will save me time by skipping the installation process. But somewhere through the game, 1 mission is corrupted and makes the game unplayable. Sigh...

The rest are working fine (luckily).

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Christmas is probably the day I longed for every year.

But then many people tend to forget that Christmas is all about celebration and Santa. Well, it’s kinda wrong IMO. Christmas for celebration, that’s fine with me. But with Santa taking over the birth of Jesus Christ, we lost the true meaning in celebrating Christmas you see… anyway, that’s just my viewpoint.

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Before you read on, this part is not purposely meant for anyone as it only serves as a reminder to all of us.

This is for those who think that their life sucks and hating themselves, intending to end their life as quickly as possible:

Be thankful that you are living a normal and blessed life, with no physical defects on yourself. Just think of the people out there without a proper home to shelter them and those with physical deformities from birth.

If you intend to complain about your current life, just think of how many who are more than willing to trade with you.

I'll stop here for now. Thanks for reading...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Challenging myself

This will be my last entry until finals are over...

Here's a simple joke to entertain you all.

3 Little Pigs


One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs to her class. She came to the part of the story where the first pig was trying to accumulate the building materials for his home.

She read, "...and so the pig went up to the man with the wheel barrow full of straw and said, "Pardon me sir, but may I have some of that straw to build my house?"

The teacher paused then asked the class, "And what do you think that man said?"

One little boy raised his hand and said, "I think he said 'Holy Sh!t! A talking pig!'"

The teacher fainted.




Credits: Fartermissile

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The remaining days before finals can be counted by any single hand - 4 (nearing 3) days left.

That marks the 4th day without touching any computer games at all. Sure, anyone can do that easily but that's totally different for me.

I started playing DOS games like Pacman and Digger when I was 3 years old and had been playing games till now.

I find it hard to not touch games for even a single day. But for the sake of finals, I gave in and challenged myself to not touch games during the remaining 1 week + 3 days (for final exam).

From here I can understand those who are alcoholic - You want to stop but you can't bring yourself to.

For gameaholic people like me, it's easy to not touch any games. The hard part is to suppress the urge within you when you see others playing and you know that you want to join in too. So far, I have been able to resist it and hope that I have the willpower to continue on.

So.. To everyone who knows me, feel free to give me a slap or a punch if you see me playing any computer games within this 1 week.

Thanks! ^ ^

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blog hopping

Sometimes out of boredom, I usually lurk in forums, download sites (with good old google) and blogs.

So, I started with Ah Jen's blog (randomly), scanned through her friend list and decided to visit Aurelia's blog. After reading the latest entry, I'll scan through her friend list and pick one of them randomly (yes I know this is a bad habit of mine).

Then I noticed Annie's blog, hopping to Amy's blog and Angel's blog. Finally stopping by Salim and Jason's blog. (didn't know they had blogs too.. I guess blogging really became popular)

Will re-organize my friend list after the finals..


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Just now, Dad asked us a question:

What do we have on our bodies that Adam and Eve don't have?

After much guessing, we gave up.

Being a sporty person, I'll let you readers give a guess before scrolling down. =D

Here's a good chance to guess what we have that our ancestors don't have, don't tempt yourself and scroll down!



















Dad said: Navel (or belly button)

And my legs felt numb for a short while.

-_- ...

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Oh and for all the couples out there. Be careful not to piss your bf/gf (bf usually) off if you want to break up with him. I can understand how he feels

The reason I said this is because there's one guy who is taking revenge on his ex-girlfriend by creating a website that will show her ex-girlfriend's nude photos and asking the public to spread the 'good' news to others.

For every number of fowarding, more and more 'revealing' pictures will appear on the website for the current user.

I'm sure some of you out there already saw the link since the link was fowarded to me hours ago via MSN messenger.

But as a saying goes: Curiosity kills the cat. So I ignored it assuming it's another MSN virus until a friend of mine took quite some time pursuading me that it's not a virus.

The link is valid but I'm not sharing the link here even though this is going against my policy of: We must share all the good things together. (applies for guys only)

I'm not being selfish, this part of the entry is just to serve as a warning to the readers out there :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Experience

I almost got into an accident yesterday.

It happened somewhere near Jalan Song. There were some men pruning the trees and they blocked a part of the 2 lane road. There’s this Unser that I am following blindly. The driver showed no signals of braking so I drove on as usual until I realized something is wrong since the gap between my car and his car is closing up at an insane speed.


Something like this ( no time to take picture of the original happening )

The most sensible choice is to brake immediately, which I did and was so close to getting involved in an accident. My dad said if I were to be involved in an accident, he would have to make a false report that it was him who was driving or my driving license would be suspended.

Being one who doesn’t want others to take the blame for me, I can only take a deep breath to cool down my tensed self and give thanks to the Lord for preventing an accident that is going to befall on me.

Praise the Lord, for He had been so kind and merciful to me. Always and forever.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Swinburne Wifi

This evening, Soon Ping, Claire and me had our dinner at Jalan Song Food Court and...

Steven: Wei Liang, did you see someone familiar?
Me: Huh?
Steven: Your five o' clock.
Me: *Looks to the direction* No ler...
Steven: Oops, is your seven o' clock.
Me: *Turns to seven o' clock direction and saw Kenny Sia*


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I never believed the rumor regarding Swinburne having the fastest internet connection in Kuching until I witness it myself.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mini-update

Did anyone notice that Swinburne removes all restrictions on web surfing today? One of my friends said that it is because the Board of Engineers are visiting Swinburne so they are trying to give a good impression. Or that’s how it goes.

Typical.

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Yesterday morning, I injured myself by ramming onto a door. Sounds weird right? Who in his/her right mind would do that you ask?

Actually, it was an accident. I opened the door but somehow the door moved by itself (as if someone is closing the door) and WHAM!



Ouch..

At that very moment, I cursed the door for closing by itself even though it was entirely my fault for not being vigilant.

Believe it or not, the 1st thing in mind will usually be putting the blame on others before putting it on ourselves. Here I relate to a minor accident that happened many months ago outside my house.

One youngster is reversing his car and rammed onto a passive lorry parked nearby. Guess what? He put the blame on the lorry’s owner for parking his lorry on that certain spot. Of course, that youngster is no normal youngster, if provoked; he'll call his ‘brothers’ to ‘settle’ with the lorry owner. Being a smart person, the lorry owner paid that youngster the fee for car repairs.

There we have it:

This is how life works.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I wonder what kind of tag is this...

I got tagged by Ryo, and got really confused on what I should do for this type of tagging.

Anyway, lets get down to the rules:



1. If you’ve been tagged, you can put the logo on your blog.

2. Link the person from whom you received the award.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links to those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs you’ve nominated.Hope that the award will not stop until here.


So i tag...

1. Rosemary <-- Muahahaha

2. Jen Jen

3. Ryo

4. Dudenology

5. Alan

6. Steven

7. WeiLing


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I wished to blog more but decided to save it for next time, till then.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This entry, is a rant.

I wanted to blog about this movie 1 week ago but couldn’t find the motivation to start it…

Its called ‘The Bucket List

I doubt anyone reading this will go and watch this movie so I’ll just go on with the summary. (You may skip this part if you are totally not interested in it.)

The story revolves around 2 man, Edward Cole, a multi-millionaire hospital magnate and Carter Chambers, a common mechanic.

Carter is a gifted historian whose ambition is to be a history professor but during his youth, he was “broke, black, and with a baby arriving” so he had to give up his ambition and took up any job available to him.

As for Edward, he is a corporate tycoon, divorced four times, an eccentric loner, whose daughter refuses to recognize him as her father and enjoys tormenting his personal assistant/valet, Matthew, whom he prefer to call as Thomas. He also enjoys the “world’s rarest coffee, The “Kopi Luwak”.

It began when both of them are diagnosed with cancer and placed in the same room of Edward’s hospital. As time passes by, they became friends while undergoing their respective treatments. Edward is fast in befriending Carter when he told his personal assistant, Matthew to serve his newfound friend – Carter too. He even told his doctor to familiarize himself with Carter’s current health condition.

Carter then begins to write a “bucket list” which is also known as “things to accomplish before kicking the bucket.” He is questioned by Edward regarding what he is writing on that piece of paper (the bucket list), which he politely refuses to tell.

When both are diagnosed with a maximum of one year to live, and Carter knows of it, he was upset and crumples his “bucket list” and tosses it on the floor. Matthew came in the next day, noticing the floor is a mess and picks everything up and passes them to Edward, who is curious to find out what is written in that piece of paper. Edward then began to add more items into the list like sky diving, visiting the pyramids, going on a safari in Africa. He even said that all the travelling expenses will be paid, Carter immediately agrees even though his wife disagrees about it.


The bucket list :

  1. Witness something truly majestic
  2. Help a complete stranger for a common good
  3. Laugh till I cry
  4. Drive a Shelby Mustang
  5. Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world
  6. Get a tattoo
  7. Skydiving
  8. Visit Stonehenge
  9. Spend a week at Louvre
  10. See Rome
  11. See the pyramids
  12. Get back in touch (previously "Hunt the big cat")

They started with skydiving (each with an instructor), where Carter is afraid of dying and pulls the parachute cord before the red zone while Edward refuses to pull his parachute strap even when his instructor insists that he has to pull it. After climbing the pyramids, Edward proposed that they cross off “Witness something truly majestic” as they sat down. Carter declines. During that period of time, they learn from each other and talked about their family. Edward said that he is deeply hurt when his one and only daughter disowned him after he sent men to “deal” with her abusive husband. As for Carter, he said that he felt distant with his wife.

When in Hong Kong, Edward hires a prostitute for Carter, who never had sex with any other woman except his wife. Carter rejected it when he realized that his love for his wife is still strong and asked to return home. In return for helping him, Carter attempts to reunite Edward with his daughter but things didn’t turn out well as Edward lacks the courage to face her. He storms off angrily and Carter returns home to his family.

Their family reunion is short-lived though because Carter suffers a seizure while in preparation for a romantic interlude with his wife. He is rushed to the hospital and it is noted that the cancer has spread to his brain. Edward (who is in complete remission) paid a visit to Carter, where he reveals the origin and the factors that contributed the unique aroma and taste of Edward’s favorite drink - the Kopi Luwak. Both of them had a hearty laugh and Carter crosses off one of the items in the list – “laugh till I cry” and insists Edward to finish the list without him before he enters the surgery room. The operation is unsuccessful and Carter passes on.

During Carter’s funeral, Edward was the one to deliver a eulogy for him, saying that few months before his death, they had been complete strangers. But those last months of Carter’s life (after they met each other) were the best months of his life. With that, he crosses off “help a complete stranger for a common good” in “the bucket list”.

Then we see Edward finally went to reconcile with his only daughter who accepts him back into her life, much to his surprise and joy. She also introduces him her daughter, his granddaughter that he never knew of and kissed her. Crossing “kiss the most beautiful girl in the world” off the list.

As the epilogue, we see Carter narrating stating that Edward lives to the age of 81. On the day he passes away, there isn’t a single cloud on the sky. Edward has his ashes placed inside the same type of can as Carter’s – Chock full o’ Nuts. Where Matthew carries his ashes to the top of Mount Everest and places it in a small black box – next to Carter’s ashes. With that, Matthew crosses off “witness something truly majestic” and places the list inside the small black box before burying it in the snow again.


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My dad once told me that the Bible’s teachings are very true. If someone slaps you on your left cheek, give him your right cheek too. If someone steals your coat, give him your tunic too. This should be familiar to most of us. From here I relate this to something that happened in the past.

It’s not that I like to bring up old issues but because whenever I think of that incident, my blood boils. No doubt, that incident I am talking about happened few days just after the final exam.

Introduction to Programming in C.

Students have to attend a 1 on 1 interview session with the lecturer, Sheldon Lee. Failure to do so results in a fail or N for the subject. (Or that’s what I was told)

I have no need to twist what I am going to write here. Everything happened below is true and there are many witness too.

There’s this person that I reminded him of his interview, not once but twice. The 1st time was 1 or 2 weeks before the interview and the 2nd time was the day before the interview. Either he did not believe what I told him or just couldn’t be bothered, that I don’t give a damn. The moment I asked him about it the 3rd time, he was taken aback and went to confirm it himself. Finally he believed me but that’s not all.

He put the blame on me for not telling him the THIRD time that today is the day of his interview. AND he still has the guts to tell another friend “SW, we fail programming because of him.” Deep within me, it took me so much effort to suppress the urge to retort back. Who am I, your servant? Am I paid to keep tabs of your appointments and all sorts of shit you do? NO! You are already 20 years old, and if you still can’t be responsible for yourself, nobody else can help you.

In the end, I gave in and say that it is my fault for not telling you the THIRD time that today is your interview. Yes, any human would have commented that it is a very stupid thing to do – admitting a fault that wasn’t yours to begin with.

Let me be frank, I am positive that many will assume that I am a quiet person, who always give in to other people’s will and rarely disagrees on anything even though I don’t like it. AND if you are willing to go as far as thinking that I am a good target for bullying, LET me tell this to you straight onto the face. You are wrong, so wrong.

“You weren’t wrong, why did you apologize to him?” Many questioned me that way. Sorry, but I usually give in until I believe the person that I give in to is incurable, then only I show my other self.

I give in because I follow the teachings of what I believe. If someone slaps you on your left cheek, give him your right cheek too. BUT every human has its own limit, you try stepping on my head and that is what will happen - Keyword: After MOS test 1.

Whoever is right or wrong, you know it yourself. Apology or not, it’s worthless from you. The last thing I want is to have you crossing my path. You MAY go and twist the tale and tell whatever you want if you intend to defend yourself. It has nothing to do with me anymore. I’ve finished my rant and have nothing else to say about it.

Felt so much better now. Sorry for the rant, I'll compensate by sharing these pictures :


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This part of the news really makes me wonder what’s wrong with these people:


This guy is a failure:


Don’t seek advice from this person:


Wrong! :


If you are stolen…:


The picture says it:


Now this isn’t suitable to some people but… just once only ok? :


You poke you pay! :


Read this in English:



Credits to those sites that I took the pictures from, their url is in the picture.

P.S: Any destructive comments from you will be removed immediately. Not that I have no guts to face it, but rather not to waste time replying it. So save your time and just leave after reading it. You may rant somewhere else, somewhere you belong to. If you want

Friday, September 26, 2008

Honesty is the best policy

Yes it is, honesty indeed is the best policy. BUT it never applies in politics.

I got tagged by Rosemary to pen down 25 embarrassing things that happened to me in my life.

Laugh all you want, though I don’t find any of it funny.. xD

1. During my 1st semester in Swinburne, I went to the wrong toilet at 6th floor (2 girls came out when I rush in). Didn’t know that both male and female toilets exchange sides on 6thfloor onwards.

2. Tripped and fell down on a rainy day, just outside of Swinburne’s rear entrance after meeting Jin Thad for the 1st time. (was a rainy day that time)

3. Talk loudly in the quiet library atmosphere because I forgot to remove my earphones, causing almost everyone around me to look at my direction

4. First time attempting on jumping from the top floor of the school’s makmal (science lab). Instead of landing with my legs, I land with my butt. Ouch indeed, but perfected my jump ever since.

5. During Form 3, I mistaken a new transfer student as my friend and give him a pat at the back, asking him what is he doing. Too late when I realized he’s not the one I want to talk to. Nevertheless, we became friends.

6. For those who are in the same year as I am (in secondary school) should know of this: “Kelas 3 Kuning tidak dikawal… etc etc etc.” I was 1 of the 3 who got caught by Puan Poh Meng Eng, the previous PK HEM for standing on the “corridor wall”. (The short wall thingy, to protect students from falling down from high grounds. what do you call it?)

7. Got lost in Singapore’s zoo when I was young (4 or 5 years old I think) and immediately pull on a stranger’s hand, thinking that he’s my dad. That stranger stared blankly at me and I quickly turn away.

8. On my 1st day to nursery, I cried and cried, insisting my parents not to leave me. I think in the end either my mum or my dad had no choice but to stay with me on that particular day. Never cried anymore since then.

9. I scolded someone in Sunday school, forgot the reason I did so. It’s already too late when I realized that she is my kindergarden friend, then my 1st friend in ITS. Apologized to her 5 years later in church and rarely see her anymore, probably studying in Australia now. I horribly regretted my past actions.

10. This might sound silly but I proposed to a girl whom I never knew in person with the reason of giving her a new year present (online present, Gunbound) and got rejected. Laugh all you want.

Ha ha ha. There, that should be enough.

Continuing with the last one, I got accepted the next day. That was 4 years ago.

10 should be more than enough right?

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Someone said that friends are like candles, when you light them up, they will disappear one day. True that, not forgetting:

Light a candle with a match, and its light will accompany you till the end of its lifespan, leaving traces of candle wax as ‘remembrance’.

Ignite a candle with a flamethrower and you will be blinded temporarily by its flare, and left not even a single trace of candle wax.

Ignite the rest of the candles you have with flamethrower again and be ready to be in darkness for the rest of your life, until you find new candles, that is.

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I have some pictures to share with all of you:

This is for those who disagree that NOD 32 is the best AV (antivirus).

This is for those game freaks, especially WoW:

This is for those who think that life is meaningless:

This is what the tour guide in Shenzhen told us:

じゃんけんぽん! (Rock, paper, scissors) Who says paper beats rock?

Body glove! Wait, what?

Salad! Yum yum..

Even solitaire can frustrate people, especially when:

This is for the couples out there; I know that you should be honest to him/her every time, but sometimes there are things that is better remained as a secret. Disagree? Take a look at this picture and you will understand:

いたい...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mumble jumble

Hmm.. I wonder how should I start this entry...

I've finished watching 倚天屠龍記 2003 not too long ago. The storyline is ok but the ending is just so-so only (disappointed lah, obviously). This tale is the continuation of 神雕侠侣 that I watched few months back.


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Now for those BS 3 fans out there, rejoice! For Blueserver will be back soon, not as BS 4 but as UC - Pro. More information -here-




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No one can deny the passing of time. Even the hardest rock gets worn down from continuous weathering, what else to say of our humanistic character and personality? Yes, they will change with time too. Be it for the better good or the opposite, that is what we have chosen.

Anyway, I found this in campus while hopping from website to website. Yes I know I should be studying only and not surfing the internet but we must balance our lifestyle mah. Got study then got play right?

(Blogger.com kept resizing the picture -_-) so... -Click me-

I pity that dude...


P.S: For those who are very holy and not exposed to the 'alien' world, you are advised not to click on the picture above. Though I don't see any problem with it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lessons in life

How does it feel now, that you did not get zero for your MOS test 1..? Who will shoulder the blame now? Who is the one at fault now?

Now do you understand why I said that you are always jumping into conclusion and worrying over something that won’t happen?

I am tempted to be very sarcastic now, but I'll just let that thought slip unless provoked. For now.

Comments not needed therefore disabled, just spare a few moment and ponder about it yourself.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Forgiven n' forgotten

Thoughts to self: I wish I will only live till the age of 70. Losing control of your own body is a very scary thought indeed.

Speaking of that…

Why do men die first? This is a question that has gone unanswered for centuries, but now we know. It requires a bit of explanation, first:

If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race ... you're a male chauvinist.
If you stay home and do the housework ... you're a pansy.

If you work too hard ... there's never any time for her.
If you don't work enough ... you're a good-for-nothing bum.

If she has a boring repetitive job with low pay ... this is exploitation.
If you have a boring repetitive job with low pay ... you should get off your lazy behind and find something better.

If you get a promotion ahead of her ... that is favoritism.
If she gets a job ahead of you ... its equal opportunity.

If you mention how nice she looks ... its sexual harassment.
If you keep quiet ... its male indifference.

If you cry ... you're a wimp.
If you don't … you're an insensitive bastard.

If you make a decision without consulting her ... you're a chauvinist.
If she makes a decision without consulting you, she's a liberated woman.

If you ask her to do something she doesn't enjoy ... that's domination.
If she asks you ... it's a favor.

If you appreciate the female form and frilly underwear ... you're a pervert.
If you don't ... you're gay.

If you like a woman to shave her legs and keep in shape ... you're sexist.
If you don't ... you're unromantic.

If you try to keep yourself in shape ... you're vain.
If you don't ... you're a slob.

If you buy her flowers ... you're after something.
If you don't ... you're not thoughtful.

If you're proud of your achievements ... you're full of yourself.
If you don't ... you're not ambitious.

If she has a headache ... she's tired.
If you have a headache ... you don't love her anymore.

If you want it too often ... you're oversexed.
If you don't ... there must be someone else.

Now why do men die first? Because they want to.


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If I say I love alan out of the blue. I’m positive that every reader will think that I turned into a gay.

Rest assured, I’m still straight.


There you go, the name ‘alan’ can also be used by women too even though it is like one in a million.

Actually, I saw her album in DDL websites long ago but ignored it because I wasn’t interested in a singer that I have no idea of, and a guy some more. Until a comment by a downloader caught my eye saying something like: “alan does have a entrancing voice, thank you for uploading it”.

I was wondering what is so entrancing about a guy’s voice so I downloaded one of alan’s album out of curiosity. Lo and behold, instead of a guy’s voice, I heard a gal’s voice. That’s when I became interested in her songs. The reason is because she possesses a powerful but gentle voice, not forgetting that she is a beauty too.

She sang both Chinese and Japanese songs, including one of my favorite few years back - 遇见. Although the original singer is 孫燕姿, the one sang by alan isn’t too bad too.

Even though she is not as popular as other J-pop stars, I’m positive that she will become well known one day.


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It seems like whatever I do is always wrong, is it wrong for me to shut my old self? One who is always very direct and unforgiving to the current me - who always kept quiet and very forgiving, who always tells himself that someday he will change that attitude of his?

Put yourself in my shoes and you will realize just how much effort I put in from then till now to endure that attitude of yours. You are already 20 this year - an adult. Can't you be more responsible of yourself?

Well whatever, do as you please. Put the blame on me, curse me. Anything! Know that this is how life works - "Do unto others what you want others to do to you; What goes around, comes around."

Until this point, if you still think I am purposely blogging this entry to stab you from the back and now you want to write back with your flames, think again. I am but just pointing out the facts. If you disagree with what I am writing here, just leave.

I'm tired of it already, if you won't change, then there's no point in it anymore.

Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be.

Edited to prevent further misunderstandings.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Smile ; DiamondDust Rebellion

Here's something that we can learn from our 'beloved' PM:

In times of Peril, we must learn to smile. A smile keeps all anxiety and despair at bay.

Father of smiling. (Bapa senyum? :S)

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Just finished watching Bleach Movie II : DiamondDust Rebellion - The other Hyōrinmaru
(Credits to you bro, for downloading it =])

Not gonna leak any spoilers this time but this is definitely better than the first movie and umm.. the final battle, is always the best among the rest.

Have a pleasant evening.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Friendster for fakers?

There are times when people ask me "Why is your friendster account inactive?"

I was active in it, but that was many years back.

You see, fakers are everywhere in friendster. All they need to do is to get a picture of a handsome guy or a pretty girl and declaring that it is themselves. That's for most of the cases.

Take this guy for example: = I am a Noob Faker, please click me =

He impersonated one of my friends claiming that the picture is he himself. Well, shame on him.

Before i proceed further, let me state that I am not here to defend my friend or anything. Just that the sight of imposters make me sick, be it a guy or a girl behind the monitor.

You see, the Almighty One above gave each of us a unique appearace and all of us are special in His eyes. We humans tend to judge others by their outer shell only. Because of that, many who are shameful of their outer shell (appearance) had to use others' identity to hide their self-proclaimed shame.

Most people believe that in the internet, you can lie, cheat and fool others. Sure, you can do so as long as you are not caught red-handed. But if you happen to fall into the unlucky category, you are up for more than just your self-proclaimed shame.

In the real world:

Criminal : A person no different from the rest... except that he/she got caught.

In the internet world:

Imposter : A person no different from the rest... except that he/she got caught.


Do you want to be known as an imposter? Think twice, all you imposters out there.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Nostalgic

Sorrow is divided by the number of people you share with,
But happiness is multiplied by the number of people you share with.

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-Click Me-

Yeah, I know we are not the first team to break it.

Thinking back those BS3 times when me and 4 KL friends work together to break the fountain.

During those time, it was easy to break the fountain, all you need is a Naix to solo it. It will be
RK3 ( Kah Fei) who will be playing Naix while the remaining 4 of us (alphavam - Kar Choon, Puyo - Nicholas, Tetsujin - Kenneth and nightgaia - me) do whatever we wanted, be it to hunt down enemy heroes or to farm items for Naix.

My usual role will be to play Akasha, harassing and farming at the same time. QoP with Satanic and Butterfly is just so weird.

Once Naix broke the fountain, we will camp at our opponents' spawning ground and.. well, kill any heroes that spawned out.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

When there was Me and You

I’m sure the movie ‘High School Musical’ is not something uncommon to all of you.

There’s this particular song that I like in High School Musical and it is none other than the one sang by Vanessa Anne Hudgens aka GabriellaWhen there was me and you.

Usually I don’t introduce songs to people since I have an unusual taste for melody – preferring Japanese songs over Mandarin or English songs. But then this song is just too nice to keep it for myself so here I am, sharing it with anyone passing by.

When there was me and you

It's funny when you find yourself
Looking from the outside
I'm standing here but all I want
Is to be over there
Why did I let myself believe
Miracles could happen
Cause now I have to pretend
That I don't really care

I thought you were my fairytale
A dream when I'm not sleeping
A wish upon a star
That’s coming true
But everybody else could tell
That I confused my feelings with the truth
When there was me and you

I swore I knew the melody
That I heard you singing
And when you smiled
You made me feel
Like I could sing along
But then you went and changed the words
Now my heart is empty
I'm only left with used-to-be's
And once upon a song

Now I know your not a fairytale
And dreams were meant for sleeping
And wishes on a star
Just don't come true
Cause now even I can tell
That I confused my feelings with the truth
Cause I liked the view
When there was me and you

I can't believe that
I could be so blind
It's like you were floating
While I was falling
And I didn't mind

Cause I liked the view
Thought you felt it too
When there was me and you

There’s even a Japanese version sang by 島谷ひとみAnata to Ita Toki.
I like quite a number of her songs including this one. Personally, I prefer the one sang by 島谷ひとみ compared to the one sang by Vanessa Anne Hudgens.

Reasons:

-She's a beauty,
-Her voice and,
-She's a beauty.

Ok, that's biased.

Monday, August 25, 2008

End of the Spear 2005

For those who watched the closing ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympics, did you notice that the guitarist accompanying Leona Lewis looks like our Prime Minister?

Search in youtube and you will understand what I mean.

Offtopic:

Keyword: AIR

It is alright to feel estatic especially when you just won an olympic gold medal.. But the whole world is watching you @@ ..

Lesson: Discpline your "member" lah!

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I wanted to blog this entry few weeks back. But then there are many obstacles that made me unable to blog and one of them is laziness.

The church that I am attending introduced us this movie and gave us some spoilers. The Reverend encouraged everyone to come for the movie at 7.30 pm that Sunday but I chose not to go with being lazy as one of the many reasons (same as above). Instead I began my hunt for the so-called movie and it took a few weeks time to download “End of the Spear 2005”.

This movie is based on a true story of the missionaries and the native tribesmen (The Waodani). Now, the Waodani tribe is one fierce and fearless tribe. Instead of protecting their own people, they speared their own kinsmen as if they are abiding by the law “The strong shall prevail and the weak shall perish.” (Shishio-sama from Samurai-X)

So you ask, what do the missionaries have to do with the Waodani Tribe? Well, because of the Waodani constant spearing-of-one-another, they are facing extinction (they are humans, not any endangered species of animals). With that, the missionaries attempted to reach out to the Waodanis in order to evangelize them. 5 brave souls went and none returned, all being speared by the Waodanis (not being able to fulfill their request for the most parts).

Actually the missionaries have guns to defend themselves but chose not to.

Below is a part of the conversation that took part before the death of the missionaries.

Son: “If the Waodani attack, will you defend yourself?”
Son: “Will you use your guns?”

(Brief pause)

Dad: “Son, we can’t shoot the Waodani. They are not ready for heaven.”
Dad: “But we are.”


This movie tells the happening from 2 people’s point-of-view. One of them is Steve Saint, the son of one of the murdered missionary and the other is Mincayani, one of the tribesmen of the Waodani tribe.

In the end, Steve Saint and Mincayani form a solid bond that continues even today. This movie even includes the epilogue, a special footage of Steve Saint taking Mincayani (his god-grandpa) to the states. There you can imagine what happens when a man from jungle going to the city. (E.g. : George of the Jungle)? If you happen to be curious about it, go watch the movie. No regrets guaranteed.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What I did during my holidays...

Now I’m officially 20, part of me still wants to stay young while the other part of me wants to move on in life.
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During the holiday break, I spent a part of my time for j-dramas and anime.

First up, Aria.

The whole story is about Akari Mizunashi coming from Man-home (earth) to Aqua (formerly known as Mars) to pursue her dream of becoming a prima gondolier, getting to meet all kinds of people each day while taking them for gondola rides in the beautiful city of Neo-Venezia (Venice).

There are certain episodes that are packed with laughter. I used to think that Aria anime is just plain boring as there isn’t much action in it but later changed my mind when I watched a few episodes. You won’t regret watching it.


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Next, Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend.

Now this j-drama is recommended, a definitely-no-regrets if you watch it. For those who read the manga before would probably say that the drama isn’t as interesting as the manga. But then, beggars can’t be choosers right?

Let’s move on to the summary. Kronos Heaven, a robot making company develops “Tenjo Night”, a robot that is almost similar to any other male human and is programmed to be devoted and loyal to his lover. Izawa Riiko is selected by Namikiri Gaku to try out their product – Tenjo Night.

Riiko is told by Gaku-san to treat Tenjo Night as a household appliance since she is reluctant to accept the fact that Night is staying with her. But as time passes by, she realized Night’s devotion to her and soon finds herself falling in love with him. On the other hand, Asamoto Soshi, a executive of a distinguished company developed feelings for her.

This drama is also packed with laughter and… the final episode is very touching. It amazes us how a robot is able to develop human-like feelings just by being devoted to his lover. I hate to admit it but I did shed a few tears on that final episode.
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Followed by Hana Yori Dango I – II.

Now for girls who always dream of marrying a rich guy (Tama no Koshi), this drama is definitely for you.

The whole season (I and II) tells the story of Tsukushi Makino, from a poor family attending the prestigious academy of Eitoku. Students arriving in Limousines are something common in Eitoku Academy as the academy is meant for the rich. Dominating the academy grounds are the F4 aka Flower 4 who came from very powerful families.

Lead by Domyouji Tsukasa who is the heir of the Domyouji World Fiance Group. Even so, he has poor command in languages – both Japanese and English. The other three members are Hanazawa Rui, the son of one or two large companies; Nishikada Soujiroh, the heir of a tea ceremony school and last but not least Mimasaka Akira, a lady killer who has the tendency to target women older than he is. Have ties with the underground society.

Any student who gets on the F4’s bad side will be given a red notice in their locker. He or she will be bullied by all the students and forced to leave the academy grounds. For Makino’s case, she stood up against Tsukasa, the leader of the F4 in defense of her friend. Even though she is given the red notice, being bullied and pushed around, she never gave up but declared war with the F4 instead. Her actions arouse the feelings of her worst enemy, none other than the leader of the F4 – Domyouji Tsukasa.

Note: There is a special 2 hour episode of Hana Yori Dango that was aired in Japan. It tells the story of the marriage of Domyouji Tsukasa and Tsukushi Makino. To obtain eternal happiness, both sides need to put in lots and lots of effort and never giving up.
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Then, Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey and Clover).


This series follows the love triangle of 5 college students. I have no reason why I chose to watch this drama since it wasn’t exciting or interesting to me at all (sort-of-cliffhanger). I like Yamada Ayumi (Harada Natsuki) though. Maybe that’s why I finished the drama even though I don’t like it.

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Lastly, First Kiss.


This comedy drama begins with a Young girl name Mio who has been living away from her older brother Kazuki in LA due to treatment of her illness. After discovering that she had only 50% chance of survival on the upcoming surgery, she decides to fly back to Japan to pay his brother a visit during summer. Kazuki is surprised when he met Mio for she had changed from the innocent looking girl back then to a young lady with an attitude.

After learning of her medical condition, he had a change of heart and wanted to do anything he could for his sister to give her happy memories before returning to LA for her surgery.

I like the theme song こころ by 小田和正. Well, I found this drama when I search for the origin of this song so decided to give it a shot.