Kajang, my loving home town.

I`m officially back in kajang. I met up with a lot of my friends back here especially during Soo Ann`s farewell party. (she leaving to Canada). One thing I can`t stop notice is everyone guy have become more matured looking and the girls have become prettier.. ( I finally understand why older relatives always say u look prettier/handsome everytime they sees you)

One thing I also notice, most of my friends have already have a partner :P (luckly I`m not left out.. hahaha). Oh well, there is still one or two not taken... The prettiest girl in my sec class haven`t even had one bf b4... weird eh :P Life been pretty funny though....

A whole week in kajang. I wonder what I`m going to do.. Let me see, assignments, go subang visit friends.. hmmm.. practically that`s all... sigh... And oh ya, I`ve to meet up with leen (don`t get confused with lene, I know it sounds a like :P ) cuz I`ve promised her a long long time ago. Seems that her birthday coming soon.. too bad cna`t celebrate with her.. got to go back to malacca.... I miss malaca :P (actually more like miss someone in malaca) hahahaha.....

Hols, hols!! it`s holidays

Well well... the end of the first mid term of Sem 1. A few exam has pass. Screwed up most of it. It`s relieving to know that we have a one week break from the hectic 8-4 classes. However, given the fact that I`ve loads of assignment to do and I won`t get to see Lene for more than 1 week, some how holidays just doesn`t sounds nice.

To make things worst, I`m sick today. Sore throat, fever. flu, cough... and also terrible stomach ache.. dono why.. Currently stuck in Malacca Sentral`s cybercafe cuz all the bus ticket has sold out.. the nearest time is 8 pm.. so I`ve to wait for 3 hours.. sob sob.... not really that long. but still dislike waiting alone... Can`t wait to sleep on my bed at home!!. yipee :P

Mid sem break coming soon.

Had my Human development and Pre-calculus has pass.. I didn`t get full marks for pre-cal.. had 14.63/15.00 sigh.. must have done a mistake somewhere... Computer application exam is this wednesday.. Suprisingly, I`m not tense up... I still can go to mp and watch movie, go to beach and take a nice walk.... life is nice actually

Dota and O2 jam have beginning to popularize in the room I`m working in.. hahaha.. super cool... most of them are new to this game, so I`m spending time teaching them.. Become si fu d.. I wonder how`s everyone back there.... I miss playing dota with all my old friends... And this weekend will be my mid sem break.. going to have 1 week.. hehehe.. Watch out kajang!! alex`s back :P

What is an hour to you.

This is quite a touching story which I found on friendster.. sometimes, we take time for granted that we don`t really appreciate it. Here goes the story ;

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
SON : "Daddy, may I ask you a question ?
DAD : "Yeah sure, what is it ?" replied the man.
SON : "Daddy, how much do you make an hour ?"
DAD : "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing ?" the man said angrily.
SON : "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour ?"
DAD : "If you must know, I make Rs.100 an hour.""Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I please borrow Rs.50 ?"

The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior."The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money ?After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think :Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs.50 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep, son ?" he asked."No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy."I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man."It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the Rs.50 you asked for." The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy !" he yelled.Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father."Why do you want more money if you already have some ?" the father grumbled."Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied."Daddy, I have Rs.100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time ? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."

Share thisis story with someone you like....But even better, share Rs.100 worth of time with someone you love. It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace usin a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work (or studies or games) than to our family.

Things that I like and dislike :P

I know this seems to be a lame topic.. but somehow, loads of event happening everyday and I can`t seems to find the time to blog every events that had happened to me... Anyway, it seems pretty good to sit down and think what I like and dislike as of the end of July 2005

I like ais-cream.
I like chicken and any food that is associate with it :p
I like herbal tea (any kind of it)
I like western food
I like o2 jam
I like DotA
I like someone, (yes i do and I`m not telling who)
I like my computer. (duh.. anyone doesn`t noes that?)
I like my new bunch of friends.
I like to online
I like piano
I like singing
I like acting like a child
I like phylosophies
I like theories
I like world issues
I like sleeping like a pig
I like cold weather
I like beautiful things
I like soft toys or anything that is soft :P
I like speeding and do crazy stunts
I like smiling and laughing
I like sitting at the first row in every lecture
I like God very much
I like watching malcom in the middle
I like animes too :P
and I really like what I like.... hahahaha

I dislike cold water
I dislike waking up in the morning
I dislike getting injured by crashing my bike
I dislike people who get in the middle of someone`s argument and calling ppl to shut up without reason.
I dislike language classes.
I dislike when activities clashes.
I dislike one of my leader in the one of the clubs I`ve joined
I dislike people who boss around
I dislike having few sens in my pocket and have to survive my day with it.
I dislike writing.
I dislike lecturer who always makes simple thing complicated and confuses the people and at the end confused themself.
I dislike the world and how I couldn`t do much about it yet.
I dislike the fact that I`m lacking in so many factors.
and of course, I really dislike the stuff I dislike. :P

Exams???

Kinda weird having exams only 6 week after we started our first classes. It`s like we barely learn anything. I`m not really in a studying mood yet... oh well.. pray hard that I`ll survive. This weekend.

There is quite a lot of activitiesn going on around MMU this weekend. One of them, tech time.(a kind of pc fair that held in MMU). Pretty grand though even though it`s not a large scale event. And suprisingly, the price are fairly compatitive in relatif to those in low yat. I`ve finally gotten myself a digital camera. It cost around 400 bucks. Pretty cheap though for a cam that have 6.3 mp, sd memory sloth abd also video recording function. But the best part of it, it`s super slim.. love it so much

In study terms, I`ve burden my self with loads of work. Assignments, presentations, lab reports, and I haven`t finish any tutorials.... someone help me!!

Once in a blue moon.

You know what family day meant? To me, it meant 8 years of waiting and I`ve finally had a enjoyable family day since 1997. My family decided to visit me here in Malacca. One of the reasons is because they`re worried that I might still be injured due to that freak accident. Secondly, they wanted to bring my little brother to zoo.. poor guy.. never step into the zoo b4... hehe.. killing two birds in one stone.

Since I`m considered local (been here for like a month), I brought them to eat what I consider the famous food in Malacca. In the afternoon, we had our lunch in the famous chicken rice shop where they serve fantastic chicken rice.. yummy... Then, it rained. Shucks... gone were the zoo trip. So they returned to my apartment and my mom doesn some cleaning and laundry for me.. hehehe.. how fortunate.

After an hour or so, the rain stop and we confidently head to the zoo until it rained again.. damm... However, despite the rain, my family (for the first time) brave agaisnt the odds and went into the zoo. It`s kinda fun looking at animals that I`ve never seen b4 such as weird lemurs that looks like a hybrid of monkey and racoon.

As for dinner, I took them to eat Satay Celup. The dinner was quite satisfying :) It wasn`t exactly exelent but at least it`s something new for them to try... And I`m sure all of them enjoyed it.. *i certainly do :P

Slow internet conection. :(

Another week has past.... more homeworks but completed none. :P I seems to enjoy a lot here. Staying in the students publications room... doing press stuff.. pretty cool you know... you get to interview ppl who is running for the elections (MMU elections). Before I proceed futher, let me explain what the election is all about. Well, in MMU, there is one organization called the Student Representative Counsil. It`s like a students government thingy. Every year, an election will be held and representative gets chosen. It`s very similiar to the real elections. Candidates do their promotions and students vote on the voting day. And just like the real government,candidates makes empty promises and SRC is basically a hopeless organization that sucks MMU`s allowance of 40k a year. The only way a complain will be heard by the Big Guy up there, is when the press complains. That`s one reason why I`m in the Publication Board. (and the management hates us because our complains HAVE to be attended)

Anyway, I would like to know how often that you heard of a motor clashes head on with another motor. Well that what happens to me. On tuesday night, I was riding home happilly and when I almost reach my home, I knock into another motor from the opposite site. I`m not going to explain how it happened but it cost me 3oo bucks to get my motor repaired!! Wanna cry d... Now I have to live will 150 ringgit for the rest of the month.. How am I going to survive? Anybody can provide donation????

Points to ponder upon.

Which one will you choose?

A group of children were playing near two railway
tracks, one still in use while the other disused.
Only one child played on the disused track, the
rest on the operational track.

The train came, and you were just beside the track
interchange. You could make the train change its
course to the disused track and saved most of the
kids.

However, that would also mean the lone child
playing by the disused track would be sacrificed.
Or would you rather let the train go its way?

Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision
we could make.............



How do you decide?

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Most people might choose to divert the course of
the train,and sacrifice only one child.
To save most of the children at the expense of only
one child was rational decision most people would
make, morally and emotionally.

But, have you ever thought that the child choosing
to play on the disused track had in fact made the
right decision to play at a safe place?

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of
his ignorant friends who chose to play where the
danger was.

This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday.
In the office, community, in politics and especially
in a democratic society, the minority is often
sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter
how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how
farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are.


The child who chose not to play with the rest on
the operational track was sidelined. And in the
case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear
for him.


The friend who forwarded me the story said he
would not try to change the course of the train
because he believed that the kids playing on the
operational track should have known very well that
track was still in use and that they should have run
away if they heard the train's sirens.

If the train was diverted, that lone child would
definitely die because he never thought the train
could come over to that track!

Moreover, that track was not in use probably
because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to
the track, we could put the lives of all passengers
on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a
few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up
sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few
kids.


While we are all aware that life is full of tough
decisions that need to be made,we may not
realize that hasty decisions may not always be the
right one.


"Remember that what's right isn't always popular...
and what's popular isn't always right."

Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put
erasers on pencils.

DICE.

Don`t take the word literaly. DICE stands for Dive into your Imagination of Creative Entertainment. It`s a group under the english society which so call promotes the use of english using creative games.. But the truth is, dice is just a clubs for having pure fun... It only uses the `english` excuse to get the approval to exist. ONe of the main games are magic the gathering. A very long establish trading card game which existed aproximately one decade ago or more. So once again, I`m under the spell of Trading Card Game addiction. Last time it was pokemom... sigh*

Another one week of my academic semester pass. Most of my subjects have finish at least 1 chapther. Pre-cal finished 3 already. And despite everythimg, I`m still not studying, nor revising nor did my homework. I slept in class, in fact, not one class I haven`t slept :P. I wonder how will this affect my study.. hmmmm.. hopefully I still can catch up when the examination comes... I`m a last minute guy anyway :P

Alright, let`s see what interesting events that happened this week;

1) Woke up at 9am on teusday morning and realised that class started at 8. oops... went to class anyway.. teacher didn`t realised... did my work quietly and quicly and manage to finish it in time.. no penalty :P
2) I woke up on wednesday morning and found that I didn`t close my window. It rained heavily the night before and my computer, switch box and plugs are all located by the window... Everyhting there is drech with water including my lcd and monitor. Thanksfully my pc is still functioning.
3) Robotics agm on thursday night was better than my expectation. We are called to build a boat out of limited resources and the boat will have to support differents level of weight. My boat drowned the fisrt :( Reason ; 2 stuck up member in my team doesn`t want to follow to my idea...

More to come... to be continued

This space is my simple escape from the harsh reality. Expect lots of random rants and whining apart from the daily reporting of things going I`m going through.

Take nothing seriously, leave comments, or just a simple hi. The world is getting smaller by the day, why not know each other now. Have fun ya all.

Regards,
Alex