Contrast

A sad face and a smiling face.



*I can`t believe I left that smiley face back at my home in Kajang... must steal it back.

For real..

Remember I used to post one video with me finger sync my guitar with canon rock.
Lol.. and there are actually ppl who thought I played it.

To compensate those who actually thought I can play music.. I decided to record something I really play. (actually, it`s just an excuse for me to try out my newly fixed canon A620 powershot camera).

Presenting, a piece from Jay Chou`s recent movie, 'Secret'



Mind you, this is not a performance. Like I said, I just wanted to record something, hence this. I never bother to record it to perfection, so please forgive all my mistakes. Maybe one day I`m feel like it, I`ll record a decent video, (which avoid shouts from my annoying little bro and sis).

I know what I did last weekend

Like duh. (unless you`re too drunk to remember, which unfortunately, not the case) I had 2 glasses of whiskey to drown away all the horrible memories.

It sucked. Everything sucks.

From having horrible time at pool,

to no internet access

and a noob game in Dota

and getting my van scratched

and what worst; the most horrible debates I ever adjudicated.

I`ve never seen someone suck so badly and yet thought they did well. Gosh how ignorant and stupid can they be. I left the tournament the next day. I`m not wasting my time and effort going listening to torturous speeches.

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On the other hand, dinner at a Thai Restaurant yesterday night was great... until the bill comes.
We had Kerabu, Siamese Mango Chicken, Black Pepper Dear Meat, Kailan with Salted Fish and Butter Prawns.


Cost us RM 25 per person. I`ve never paid that much for a meal before. Lol. Guess everything have it`s first time. At the very least, the food was good.

Netless

I`m back in Kajang, for 35 hours. To my surprise, the modem died and I can`t online.

For once, I visited the internet cafe for it`s real purpose, to surf internet. (well of cuz, I then proceed to play games).

I`ll be off to Shah Alam to attend Royals 2007. It`s public university debate, and I`ll be adjudicating. I don`t like the idea of skipping classes for this tournament, but I really need all the training I can get before Worlds.

Will upload some pictures when I get back. Adioz.

Assumption Worlds 2008

When I finally clicked the last confirm button..... I felt like half of my burden is lifted.

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Air Asia confirmation
Booking date
Thursday, 22 Nov 2007
Booking Number
XJ1MLR
Status
CONFIRMED
You will need to provide this confirmation number and positive I.D. at check-in to receive your boarding card.
Flight Details
Depart
Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL) to Bangkok (BKK)
Economy Promo

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 Flight FD 3576
Depart Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL) at 22:20
Arrive in Bangkok (BKK) at 23:25
Return
Bangkok (BKK) to Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL)
Economy Promo

Saturday, 05 Jan 2008 Flight AK 885
Depart Bangkok (BKK) at 20:20
Arrive in Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL) at 23:25

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24 days more to go. I can`t believe it`s so soon.



Experience... does it really matters?

On one hand, I`m still extremely young and have a lot of things that I`ve yet to do. On the other, I felt that I`ve went through a long process of this journey call life.

It really hits me that I`ve moved on to the next level. No matter how much I tried to act like I haven`t.... I tried being childish, act like a small kid... but there`s no use denying.

When I look back at those who enter university, I keep thinking, was I like them last time. Did I ask the same questions now they`re asking me. And it`s quite fun to see people, happily telling me the events or stuff they attended... and I smiled at them, nodding...telling them back that I`ve went through that too.

I`ve believed, I`ve came a long way... but a longer path is ahead. And for some reason, I look forward to go on.

Losing your senses.

*for a lecturer who doesn`t know how to teach, he said something sensible.

You have 4 midterms test for this subject, and you have deepavali, christmas and new year... and you have to finish this entire subject in 2 months. You guys got to be super humans.

It doesn`t take a genius to figure that out. And another unreasonable coordinator decided to add 3 more topics into our already overloaded subject.

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I was in a very fragile mood a few days ago. There were too many problems and too little answers.... something I wonder will I still have the strength to do what I have to do after I get through this.

Problems aside, I guess I still have things to look forward to. 'My' new car is coming soon. Not really mine since I have to leave it at Kajang, but still, it`s cool to know that the car belongs to you. :P

Oh what car you ask? A brand new Mazda Rx8... I wished. Hahaha... maybe one day. For now, I`m happy with the new Proton Sedan - Persona. Can`t wait to drive the car.

ExploraQuest

I`ve rarely played in an adventure game. I usually ended up organizing them. That`s why, I`m looking forward to one which I could participate.

Here comes ExploraQuest. Inspired by all the reality tv shows, except....they don`t really ask you to race. It`s a quest, where you take your time, answer the question and try to enjoy the game.

*though I felt it would have been more fun if it were a little more competitive.

So, along the way.. we did stupid things.. like terrorizing the shop keepers and the tourist around Melaka Town.
Even the tortoise is not spared.

Alright, here`s some of what really happened....

Solving riddles,
Look for clues in the Ford, and St Paul`s Hill
Eating free Jam tarts.
Go through the challenges.

Some of the challenges are quite fun. For example.. .eating 6 half boil egg (per person) as fast as possible.

and if that`s not bad enough, we still have to eat for the next challenge.

1 KG OF CHICKEN RICE BALL!!!!!! (and NO chicken). Just rice and soy source.

and this is all after we had nasi lemak with cendol and unlimited supply of pisang goreng and karipap for lunch.


* bloated....

Some of the challenges are weird....
Like lining up shoes and socks...
and having the biggest waist size... (how is that a game?......)

Some were informative...

like learning the CHINESE tea ceremony. It`s CHINESE... so Siraj, please stop "Sensei-ing" and "Arigato".

After 6 hours of running about..... our team ( Team Yellow) is crowned CHAMPION!!!

woot.

We would like to thank the ladies for winning us the biggest waist size award....

*all the girls threw their shoe at alex....

When we saw the prize, it was a box, wrapped. We knew this won`t be good. I mean, all of us will have to share the present. I expected, Chips, hamper stuff..... maybe some tupperwears or wattle bottles...


Turns out... what we won were........


Pen drives!!! Superb!!!!.. mine just spoiled recently. It couldn`t come at a better time :)


*winning cheap trophies have never been happier.

Btw, the 2nd place indeed got water bottles...... LOL!!!!

Movies and drama.

You know my life sucks since all I`ve only blogged about dramas and movies. But some of them, are just too funny not to share.

Stardust is good, but one I particularly like is Dogma (an old movie which I watched recently.)

Here`s how it started, with a disclaimer notice.
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Though it goes without saying ten minutes or so into these proceedings, View Askew would like to state that this film is - from start to finish - a work of comedy fantasy, not to be taken seriously. To insist on any of what follows is incendiary or inflammatory is to miss our intention and to pass undue judgment; and passing judgment is reserved for God and God alone. (this goes for you film critics too...... just kidding)


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So please - before you think about hurting someone over this trifle of a film, remember; even God has a sense of humor. Just look at the Platypus.

Thank you and enjoy the show.


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P.S. We sincerely apologize to all Platypus enthusiasts out there, who are offended by that thoughtless comment about the Platypi. We at View Askew respect the noble Platypus, and it is not our intention to slight these stupid creatures in any way.

Thank you again and enjoy the show.

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LOL!! You know this`s going to be a good movie.

Spm started a few days ago.

I totally forgotten about it. My sis`s taking the exam this year.

And I`m having her calculator.....

LOL

should I feel.. erm worried?

hmmmmmmm

nope!

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*evil horns.

One Liter of Tears

If you want to spoil your happy day, watch this drama. You`ll sink into infinite misery.

Synopsis.
This drama is based on the real-life struggles of a 15-year-old girl named Aya who suffered from an incurable disease, but lived life to the fullest until her death at 25. The script is based on the diary Aya kept writing until she could no longer hold a pen. The book that later followed entitled One Litre of Tears has sold over 1.1 million copies in Japan alone. Aya Kitō proved her courage and positive attitude towards an uncertain future when suffering such an illness, spinocerebellar ataxia. The drama spans a decade, during which she graduates from school while her conditions worsen.

The story begins as Aya prepares for the new semester. Despite being happy, she suffers from slight physical problems, which only her mother seems to notice. However, one day, she falls unconsciously on the floor.

After she is sent to the hospital, she is shortly diagnosed with the disease. It`s a progressive disease. Slowly and painfully, she begins to lose balance, unable to run, unable to walk, unable to stand, unable to speak, unable to even hold a pen, unable to eat.......

Despite the fact that she is diagnosed with the terminal illness, she does not lose the will to survive.

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It`s horrible, for anyone to go through this process. It doesn`t not happen quickly and go away. You`ll afraid to wake up every morning, to find out what had become worst. Whether you`ll still be able to walk, to stand... or to talk.

I hate the drama. With every new episod, her condition got worst.........it`s pathetic. That someone can actually suffer so much. And this is actualy reality. Yet, I can`t accept that ppl are suffering that much every single day .

It`s cruel...

It`s cruel...

It`s really cruel....

Life is really cruel. Why does it have to be like that.

Is Hell exothermic or endothermic?

The true meaning of applying concepts, and not just memorizing them. LOL
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The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term. The answer was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, which is why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law, (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following :

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, lets look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by one Ms. Teresa Banyan during my Freshman year, "...that it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then, #2 cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze.

The student received the only "A" given.

BERSIH Rally - Part 2

We made headlines in international news again.

BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7088877.stm

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/11/10/malaysia.protests/index.html

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKLR31958820071110

Al Jazeera
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8370EBC1-682F-4B2B-BBB0-AE833B7F6FD3.htm

ABC News
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/11/10/2087437.htm


and of course, compare the news with gov owned news Bernama
http://web7.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news.php?id=295403


It`s one of those events where people of all races, ethnic and religion pursue a single cause. In that sense,this is truly Malaysia Boleh!

Rally for election reform.

It`s sad to say, that I followed closely on the protest in Burma, and even in Pakistan,but I did not realized the same thing is happening in my own country.

Until today that is. I was curios, as why everyone was so politically riled-up recently. With a significant number of blog and forums I visit had a political agenda.Malaysiakini, malaysia-today, Bersih, all this website had too much traffic that can`t accommodate anymore visitors. If the rally`s aim is to increase awareness,then I`m pretty sure it achieve something.

What they ask for, is really something no democratic gov will reject. Well of course.. for a gov who changed the constitution countless time for their advantage, this move seems to be a direct challenge to them. But really, I still don`t get why the insist of making this protest illegal. With BN already wining a BIG majority of the seats, I don`t think they ever had to resort to manipulate the votes to secure a place. In fact, rejecting such event without reasoning reflects so horribly on them, that it probably hurt them more than granting the request of the memorandum.

I pretty much ignored Malaysian politics. I suppose the popular conclusion that BN will always win at the end of the day had ultimately made me lost all interest in knowing what the govt wants to do. Just let them be, you`ll know when you know it... why bother to know what they are planning to do in the future, you can`t change anything anyway....

But, at the same time, many ppl are still fighting. Still pushing for a more transparent and just government, knowing that it`s an uphill battle. Police warns that whoever that turns up in the protest today will be jailed up to one year. Yet, thousands of ppl risk their jobs, education, family, scholarships just to be present there.

I read one of Ce-Yi`s post. A friend of her said this.

"If I don`t do this, I`ll be a hypocrite"

Respect. I wonder how much will any of us sacrifice for the sake of the country.

The games I left behind.

Yesterday,after almost being bored to the point of going crazy, I bumped into Razman. And half an hour later, I`m in QJ`s house, with a familiar scene of 8 ppl sitting around a long table, playing cards.

No, no, we`re not gambling. At least not in the way you imagined. It`s a trading card game. I`ve stop playing TCG for quite sometime, the last game being Magic The Gathering. And of cuz, I`m not thinking or starting to play again. Time, commitment, money.. these are things that I horrible lack, and I`m not going to invest them on games.

Thought, playing them once in a while is really really fun. And I can`t believe how much I miss playing TCG. Pokemon, Harry Potter, Magic The Gathering, World of Warcraft, and I just learned a new game called Spoils. I miss how I spent unreasonable amount of time looking through each and every card trying to think of an ultimate strategy. I miss how I search up and down for strategies of the games. I miss trading for different cards....

I won`t be playing them much.. but thank you all for yesterday :)

I ran out of things to blog.

I open blogspot. I click close.

I repeated it a couple times. Finally, I decided to click the create new post button.
I stared at the empty space where I suppose to type something.

Something, anything.

I couldn`t. (wait, as a matter of fact, I did else you won`t be reading. But what I`m trying to express is, that I couldn`t type something meaningful.)

I continue staring.....

I`m bored.

I want to surf the net, it can`t load pages properly.

I want to study, but I`m lazy.

I want to play the new piece I found on the net, but I can`t find a piano.

I want to play the violin, but there isn`t anyone to teach me.

Is there anything I can do at all?

blog perhaps?

Invitations

mood : very piss off at the horrible connection around this area.
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Despite the fact that everyone are suppose to be friendly and socialize, it gets really freaky when someone suddenly wants to know you all of a sudden. Especially if someone of the same gender.

Surprisingly, a lot of people will not be horrified if a person of the opposite sex message them or perhaps ask them out to yum cha. The general notion of male and female attraction is somewhat accepted implicitly, so there is no surprise there.

But when a guy start sms me and ask me out to yum cha, when I barely even remember where I met him..... this sounds fishy. Especially when he claims that he`s a friend of a friend of mine. And I`m not even close to the friend he mentioned.

Any sane person will reject the invitation and give excuse like I`m busy or something. Though, just because I`m really free today, and I`ve nothing on my schedule, I accepted the offer. Of course, with the assurance that the 'friend' of mine will be there too.

It wasn`t too bad at the end of the day. Sure, he was a little gay and weird.... but I suppose he`s just someone who really wants to meet people and stuff. I recalled when I actually met him, (and it`s from a bar... now this IS fishy), I met my friend friend, and his friend. An hour or so, I left.... and I`m here pondering, what was that all about.

Here`s a question to all, would you were to face the same situation, what would you do. I don`t have prizes to give like Kennysia, but I`m genuinely interested in your answer. Therefore, comment away :)

Oh, if you ask me, will I go out the next time? To yum cha, that`s a no. If it`s for sports.... then, my pleasure.

My Modelling gf.

*it`s entire coincidence that the these 2 posts are about her.
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I went back to Malacca 2 days early to attend her 'fashion' show. I wasn`t expecting much, especially after all the horrible emails of Malaysian models in the local beauty contest.

So here is it.... and since for obvious reasons I don`t like Adelene`s partner...
I decided to use my 'creativity' for revenge.

Well, I took all this pictures with my hp camera. There are better pictures from Adelene`s blog. At least, pictures that I haven`t tempered with.



Go.. read her blog instead if you`re interested. :www.xiaoyenzhi.blogspot.com

Collecting Adelene`s prizes.

I finally found a day when I`m free to take Adelene`s 'hard-earn' prizes which she won from the Loreal Paris friendster contest. I`m going to let you guess, where I had to collect the them .

Hmmm... here`s a hint.

Ready?

3

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2

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1

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Ring a bell?

I loved this park when I was small. Yes, the only reason I actually go to KLCC is for this park. Else, there`s nothing much in KLCC. Everything`s overpriced, there`s no arcade... and the cinema suck. The only thing that don`t suck is perhaps.. the lasagna in the food court..

*and it only cost RM 7.99, tax included.

Moving on, here`s the 3 bag of prize which Adelene won during her last tournament.

The bag`s for 1st, 2nd and consolation prize (there`s no third prize for your info, so she practically bag all of the prizes except for the grand prize, a w800 S.E phone..)

And the prizes are...

TADA!!!... An Ipod Nano *gb, a Philips Mp3 Player, and some Loreal goodies... for men. Lol. I dono why all the goodies are meant for mens. So guys, if you want them, beg from Adelene......

Anyway, Adelene decided to be generous and donated me the Ipod nano. I had to check her temperature to make sure she`s not sick. THAT'S A FRIGGIN IPOD!!! Don`t just give it away!!!. Last I heard, it`s still worth close to 1k.


Now, my fingers are glued to it........
It`s cool to own an Ipod. Thanks so much!! Arigato!!! Seah Seah!! I don`t know how else to thank her. Maybe some chicken biscuits which I bought from Ipoh last week? hmmmm :P

Road Trip to the North - Part 3

I got a little bit bored of essays... and at the moment, I`m rather disappointed by my exam results. So, here`s more picture from my Penang trip, and a crap poem I made up spontaneously.

*Credit is to be given to Ce-Yi for her superb photo shoot.

A poem - World without boundaries..
by Alexander Loh.
inspired by his dreadful exam results.
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Looking far,
beyond the ocean
one can only guess
what lies ahead.
Oh, I wish I could sail...
far far away.


Or climb the mountain top,
where no one have ever reach.
to be the best,
to chase the clouds,
to chase an endless dreams.


Perhaps one day,
I`ll reach the very top.
perhaps one day,
I`ll sail to the end of the world.
But, only to find,
that there is a higher mountain,
and an endless journey beyond the horizon.


Like an empty shell.
Wasted away exploring the sea.
Maybe it `s time to stop sailing,
and stop climbing.
Looking back at the shore,
I see people smiling, waving....

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It`s not really how much you can achieve.
It is about the people who share your achievements at the end of the day.
It`s time to set your priorities again, Alex.

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