Saturday, 23 August 2008

叹气

人都是那么的现实!我出水痘,呆在家两个星期, 明天即将回去了。在我还没有踏进Shah Alam, 便有人问我还会不会传染, 免得连累他人。听了后,只觉得心里有股难忍受的气弄得我喘不过气来!那时候的我,心很酸。好吧!竟然他们都那么怕考试期间中招,我还是逃避他们吧!这怪不得他们,因为考试与前途永远都是排在友情的前面,这是事实。换作是我,可能我也会像他们一样。

Friday, 22 August 2008

小女孩与三位叔叔的故事

看了一部连续剧的其中一集,我觉得剧中女主角所讲述的故事很有意义,便把它给写了下来。

有一天,有个小女孩在路上碰见了正忙于铁砖块的三位叔叔。 那小女孩好奇地走向前问那三位叔叔。小女孩问第一位叔叔说:“叔叔,你正在建什么?”叔叔愁眉苦脸地回答说:“咳!我呀!正在建道墙。”然后小女孩又在问第二位叔叔:“叔叔你好!你又在建什么?”叔叔脸上挂着一丝笑容,笑着回答小女孩说:“叔叔正在建栋美丽的房子呀!”然后,小女孩再问第三位叔叔说:“叔叔!叔叔!你在建什么呢?”那叔叔兴高采烈的回答小女孩:“哈哈!小女孩呀!叔叔正在建座漂亮的城市。”


三位叔叔都同样地在建道墙壁,但是他们都用不同的角度去看待事情。同样的,一些事情,如果我们都不喜欢做,但我们又不得不做, 我们能选择乐观还是悲观地去完成或面对事情。

Monday, 18 August 2008

my blog my podium

my friend asked me before:
Why didn't you earn any money through the Nuffnang Ads yet?
and only 1700 pageviews only after so long you have set up your blog?

i have friends whose blog visited by a lot of people. perhaps one day 30 visitors or more..
actually i dun care much about how many people visit my blog and read my stuff. i once ask my friend-you as a blogger; you write to impress or to express? my friend answered to express.

write to express or to impress?
every blogger has
their own style of writing
and
their purpose of writing

some to entertain
some to criticize
some to express fellings
some to kill time
some to advertise
some to share

for me
i write to express
not to impress

'write to impress is negative'
who am i to say
it's not;
but just a different purpose
i prefer writing to express
it makes my life better
and
it is my small podium
where i present myself
to the world
to my friends

what is the recipe of my blog
the ingredients
my feelings,
my opinion,
my photos,
my thoughts
and
Support from my readers and friends

thank you!


Saturday, 16 August 2008

Quarantined

everything just slowed down its pace,
time flew no more, but creeped;
in between the outside world and me,
there was a tremendeously high wall,
which was impossible for me to cross over.

my eyes closed,
my sweating back laid on the the bed,
counting the ticks from the clock
the atmosphere darn quiet
there are only two possible feelings that I felt,
lonely or calm.

for certain people
they enjoy this kind of isolation
it brings calmness

for certain people
they suffer in this kind of isolation
it brings loneliness

which kind of people do i belong to?

loneliness? i had gotten used to it long time ago
since the decision not to stay with coursemates.
but this time was different.

i have phone, but i couldn't call;
i have legs, but i could't walk out;
i have mouth, but who shall i talk with?

Rubidium and Water
once they are in contact
they produce explosion.

Loneliness and Sickness
they are powerful
once they are together


Wednesday, 13 August 2008

the fallen warrior!!! aisehhhh

just wanna keep this short and simple

1. i am glad that i got D for my AS Level English
2. Weird? happy for getting D? cos its not an easy paper. only twenty something out of 58 Students passed (got E and above)
3. no mood and sad.. cos i got chicken Pox
4. i will never trust doctors in Shah Alam anymore cos they are quite useless..
5. why useless pula? my body full of dou dou cos the doctor din give me anti virus medication.. 
6. Worry about the A level result which will be coming out tomorrow
7. worry about DSH exam... 

wish me all the best... and good luck....

Friday, 8 August 2008

Penang baby!!!!

About 2 weeks ago during the weekend, Billy, Tim and Pat followed me back to my home town Sungai Petani. Actually their destination was not Sungai Petani, Penang instead. Haha i don’t really mind also since SP is very boring and I was going to Penang anyway for the St. Anne Feast. 

The first day, I brought them go around Sungai Petani for sightseeing after having breakfast. From south to north SP I drove. Pat was delighted to meet Yi Zhi in SP. I brought them to eat the famous Loh Mee in SP, but the Loh Mee there tastes normal, better than a lot other Loh Mee around, but typical Loh Mee lo. I am not the person who goes around and find nice food to eat. So I had no idea where to bring them to eat actually. 

Then after taking bath, we embarked on the journey to Penang with my parents. Haha! Six people had to squeeze in my Proton Iswara. It took us about 45 minutes to reach Penang Island but before we crossed the sea, we had our lunch at Chai Leng Park Seberang Jaya, according to my auntie, the stall there is famous for curry fishhead and onion chicken, but on that day they din cook the onion chicken so hehe!! Tak boleh makan!!! That makes no difference for me also cos got bone!!!! 


Curry Fishhead, Taohu, Mang Guang, Fried Chicken and etc. My parents rarely treated people to eat. so they were lucky!!

Then after that we dropped Pat at Queensbay Mall

just a random picture of the chandelier in Queensbay Mall...


Queensbay


Queensbay Mall (From Billy'cam)


The "handsome" Tim. can see Penang Bridge from the bay...

and then headed to the Snake Temple in Bayan Baru. 

The snake temple was very different with the snake temple that i have been many years ago. At that time there were many snakes all over the temple. But now i could only see 3 snakes. You can take pictures with the snakes but you have to pay 15rm for that. The day a snakes exhibition was held just behind the snake temple. Apparently it is a snake farm. The entrance fee is 5rm per person but if you have MyKad you can get 2rm discount! So each o us paid 3 bucks for the exhibition. Very cheap indeed! But whether it was worth or not, i will show some pictures first then tell you!!!

iguana!!! yerrrrr.. it was looking at me...




dunno what snake is this hehe!!!

this one aaa.. eh also dunno what it is..


in snake farm also.. eh what you trying to do.. that's not very good!!!!
omg!!!! what are you doing!!!! its very wrong... you are not supposed to do that to a kid!!(from Billy's DSLR)

then something unexpected happened that day... they had a special snake performance at 3:30 pm. so we decided to wait for the show!!!

But before they started the show, they kinda let the visitors to have a look at the snakes, the snake of the day was of course King Cobra. so we took a seat at the front row so that we could have a better look at the snakes during the performance.. when they opened the box.. the king cobra came out slowly from the box and looked around. The staffs talked and talked blah blah blah then suddenly the snake came to us!!! the King Cobra was so fast that we were stupified. i moved a few steps backward but Tim and Billy they just sat there.. fortunately the staff there managed to grab the snake and pull the snake back!!! phewwwww... no kidding we nearly died cos once we get bitten by that snake, we have to be sent to hospital in 15 minutes, if not we will be dead for sure!!. dont play play weh!!! 


neh neh this is the king cobra that scared me to death laaa!!!

then the show started.. though we nearly got bitten, we still sat at the same place where we had sat.  


he kissed the king cobra.. so pro and brave...can you see the scar on his left arm? he was once bitten by king cobra before and survived. the venom destroyed the some tissues of his arm. very few people actually can survive after being bitten by cobra


closer look at the cobra.. the picture very blur cos i zoomed it. very scared to get near!!!

was it worth watching? yes it was.. for those who is interested to watch the show., the show will be held only once a week(we were lucky enough to go there at the right time and on the right day) which is on saturday 3:30 pm. at Snake Temple

our next destination was St Anne Church in Bukit Mertajam. We went there for the St. Anne Feast. St. Anne  feast is an anual event  at the end of July. Catholics and also non believers from all over Malaysia  and even Thailand would come here every year for the feast.  For those who  doesn't know who is St. Anne. She  is the mother of St Mary.

Above: the old St. Anne Church 

"The church started in 1846. The main church was opened in 1888. It is now called the St. Anne's Shrine. It is the main church for the Feast Of St. Anne every year. In 1958, the parish opened another church. These church was called 'new church' for 48 years. It is now a centre. On 2002, the new church was opened. This church could fit 1,200 people. Work on the new St. Anne's Church started on 2000 and was completed on 2002. It was opened by the then Apostlic Delegate To Malaysia. Not only a new St. Anne's Church was constructed, the Dataran St. Anne was installed in front of the church. Domus St. Anne was also installed to accommodate pilgrims who intend to stay over. A parish office, parish community centre and canteen were also installed. On 2006, the church installed the 'Statues Of Passion'. These statues cost RM 600,000 all together. It shows the station of the cross. Currently, the parish priest for the church is Msgr. Stephen Liew." cited from wikipedia


The new Church


one of the costly 'Statues Of Passion' 

for more information about the church, visit the website below or you can wikipedia it

http://www.stannebm.org/


the road was closed for the ceremony more like a pasar malam..hehe

Billy and I were at the dataran St Anne


People from all over Malaysia and even Thailand came here for the feast. of course not everyone there was believer. Perhaps some are believers but not official believers

Reaching the top: Just beside the old church, there is a staircase to places-i-dunno-what-they- call-them.

that is one of the two places..


People climbed up the stairs to pray to Holy Grandmother St. Anne. See the sign on the right hand corner.. no candles. a fire broke out here before. since then no candles are allowed but the 2 places where there are people who supervise the places

the hill was crowded  with people, queuing along the staircase

At the top:

A group of people in a big circle, singing song and pray.. where? just right in front of the cross


St. Anne's Water



St. Anne Church at night. 

the furthest i could zoom with a tripod. that's the altar. The open air mass at night. thousands of people attented the mass and the organising committee deserved a big round of applause for the event. everything during the mass was so organized.

From left: my mum, my dad, me and Tim. i like this picture very much too bad billy was not in front of the camera but behind... thx Billy. picture taken by him using his camera... 

That's the end of the first day of our journey in Penang.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

continue 20th birthday

Time flies. I use that quite often, though cliché but i cant agree more. Last time when I was kid, I long for being an adult. I wish I could grow up faster so that I could do what an adult can do, like driving car, working, earning money and etc. Now when I am at the doorstep of the adulthood, I hope I could go back in time and be a kid, who can live happily in the comfort zone provided by parents without worries, social obligation and heavy responsibility. One always longs for something that one doesn’t have. Only by the time we lose it, and then only we know how to appreciate its importance to us.

my buddies!!!!

I am 20 years old. When i look at myself in front of a mirror, I ask myself: have i changed? If i have, is it for the betterment or vice versa? I can’t tell. We ourselves hardly realize the changes on us, because we look at ourselves every day. No one else knows better about us but ourselves, but there are times when others know better about us than ourselves. 

I celebrated my 20th birthday. I am no more a teenager but young adult. Being an adult or a man is not something we can learn from books or others, we have to experience and encounter hardship in life and progressively we become an adult. For me the word adult seems so heavy and far beyond reach. I have been acting like a child rather than an adult. i get angry when people raise their voice to me, do things that i dislike. Sometimes i even shed tears for it.

Friendship gives me the worse headache. Endless problems with friends are more difficult to solve than a add maths question, because there are no right or wrong answers, and there are also no specific steps or methods to solve the problems. I have been struggling since i came to INTEC, mainly because of that. 

new CA shirt...

Right now, i am very happy with what i have achieved in friendship. I have friends who know me well and they understand me. Rainbow is beautiful but doesn’t last long. I hope everything that i have achieved in life and friendship is not like rainbow.  I believe that everyone around us serves us a purpose. Their presence means something and they are around us for a reason: to teach us something or to give us a lesson in life. different kinds of people appear aroundd us. those i believe they are my teachers. Learning is a lifelong process! There are so many things in this tiny world for us to learn. Learning how to be a strong person and able to face challenges in life are my main purpose in life at the moment. 

oppsss 20th birthday hor... of on my birthday, we, consist of Billy, Timothy, Daniel, Patricia and I, went to watch the super blockbuster movie The Dark Knight.. that was the best ever movie that i have ever watch in life.. no kidding!! i was so stupified everytime the Joker threatened to kill. with my vocabulary i can only describe his plan with one word: Genius... i like the joker more than the Batman. the most heart pounding (dunno it's right or not, hehe!) during the particular scene.. when joker was trying to blow the two ships up... then i asked myself: how to define a good person? can a criminal sometimes a good person? can a good citizen sometimes under certain circumtances be a bad person? kill in order to survive? 

So i was so depressive after watching that movie.. and it was on my birthday somemore!! so After the movie, we set our course heading to TGI friday in Subang Parade, just for one purpose: so that the staff there would do something on birthday boy like me... i was fine with that since they are paying for my meal.!

i forgot what i order.. long time ago ad. so the highlight of the day came after the meal... the sporting TGI staffs came to me and asked me to stand on the chair with a bottle of ketchup in my hand... what else they want me to do!!! sing lo!! lol.. my mind was blank back then cos i am never good at memorizing lyrics of the songs that i listen to... so i sang one song that somehow appeared in my mind at that very moment!!!! Ke Ren lai.. so humiliating!!!!! so i sang it.... bo huat!!! what made me seemed more pathetic was that there was one guy before me, an indian guy sang a cantonese song by Beyond.. omg!!! what a contrast! nevertheless he sang so well!

so that's it!! my birthday!!! oh they bought me a boardshorts from Ripcurl!! that was costly of course.. haha go find out how much it costs at the nearest Ripcurl store.. so touched at the same time feel so bad for it..   

20th birthday!!!

on 19th of July 2008, that day i turned 20. Everything that happened on that day shall vividly remain in my mind as long as i breath for that was  indeed meaningful to me.

a few days before my birthday, i treated my chinese friends in ALG in the chinese restaurant at Kota Kemuning before attending the CF (Christian Fellowship) or CA (Campus Alive). When i want to do something, i would do it the best i could. so i ordered a lot of different kinds of dishes like steamed fish, sotong, tauhu, Eng Chai and etc. that meal itself cos me like more than 100rm. but still within my budget luckily..

Then as part of the ALG 10C Das Freundshaftsbewaehrungsprinzip, i had to treat my ex-classmates willingly. paradox right? but i pay happily and willingly. so i treated them at Pizza Hut SACC, to those who is alienated to Das Freundshaftsbewaehrungsprinzip, basically it is somekind of prinsip that all the 10c students have to follow. not obliged but depend on ourselves actually wanna be part of the prinsip. so everyone who is under the prinsip treated others on their birthday and in exchange we buy present for them..the prinsip is actually more than that. whenever we do something, we stick together. 

back to my birthday party, see all the present i have got from them hehe

Soibah, Izzah and Pat

From left: Yusri, me and Aizuddin.
Hadri sitting
They give me a Mug from MPH

Patricia and Amir..that's the first time i see Pat actually poses lo... Amir? as usual.. poser!!

 yeah so syok!! i got  robot model kit from Shivenes and Adib.. i like robot since i was a kid..

 Another nice present from Pat, Joanne and Yi Zhi... a book about Digital Photography!! i have been reading it and learning some photography skills.. 

Farid and Iqbal gave me a softtoy (phone accessory more like it) 

Faiz gave me an earphone!!


Yusri and Soibah!!

Group photo before we left!!

everytime attending other people' parties and seeing them got handful of presents, i felt jealous as i was never in their shoes before and felt the way they felt. after these two party, finally i have the chance to experience those feelings myself. i felt indeed delighted and contented. at the same time i was overwhelmed by so many unexpected things that happened during my birthday.

Next: Part 2 of my 20th birthday

Friday, 1 August 2008

Sori!!!

to all the reader of my blog, sorry for not updating my blog for quite a long time. the past July has been great and overwhelming for me. I have a lot of things to tell. about my birthday and all the present that i have got from my friends and the trip with my best friends to penang and so lot more. one by one i will post them in the near future i hope as it has been 6 weeks since i sent my laptop to be repaired and yet i still haven got it back.. wanna ask your opinion!! they took 6-weeks-time to fix my laptop, do i have the right to complain and scold them? yes i do think that i have the right to do so... i have been asking around what do they think about my situation. they took ridiculously long time to fix my laptop!!!!!!!!! oh my laptop is HP... so pandai pandai la!! when you buy computer...

upcoming post
1. My Birthday
2. DSH exam
3. Penang Trip!!!!
4. my first flight ticket!!

i think i will write smth for Troggers also.. what is Troggers? T(ravel) Blog-gers
basically it is a travel blog. i will write something about penang!!!