Later that night, since the night was still young (haha, why am I talking so flowery??), I asked Gaik Li out. It happened that she was cik kim-ing (it's 'folding gold' if I were to translate it directly!) that time. But your bro finished cik those kim for you in the end, right? Anyway, thanks for the early birthday present and those bookmarks. But where's honey's bookmark you promised me? How am I going to explain to him? And that's all for this post. It's kinda short this time but I'll write a longer post (if I'm still can find time) in the next post. Got to get ready for tonight's dinner. Still not very sure what to wear there though...
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Well, to those of you who doesn't learn Japanese, I'm sorry coz this is in Japanese. I didn't translate it coz I wanted to post it in its original form. Anyway, it's nice to hear from my lecturer after more than a year she left for Japan.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
- Definitely have a partier side in me, which I shouldn't be shy to show it (I guess so)
- Can be very quiet when I have something on my mind (I'm just trying to find some calmness)
- Love is something I deeply believe in (True, but so far...)
- Have a very good physique and looks (I wouldn't comment on this!)
- Is always smiling and making others smile (I think so)
- Likes to work, but you always want a break (I'm getting lazier lately)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
As I mentioned in my last post, there is an exchange programme going on between the students of the Japanese Society of MGS and the students from Nagaoka Technical College of Technology. When we were at MGS they had already arrived. And the guest were signing the guest book. As Vincent (my junior) and I were kinda like self-invite-guest, there wasn't a name tag for us. But anyway, it can't be taken as self-invite as it's Joann who asked if I wanted to go. Anyway, as usual, there were speeches, performers and presentations. And it continued with a game - Explore Race and later was our lunch and presentation (again!) followed after that.
We have a short chat with Nadia Sensei before we leave. From Klang, I cross over to UKM to meet Looi. I know him through my NS stint in Gopeng. He took me around the university and we have a chat. It's actually been a while since we last meet up. And it was nice having a chance to meet up with him before I leave next Monday. (Looi, if you were to read this, well, you've told me about your plan and what your 'sister' think about it. Actually I feel that that's a siao idea as well. Haha... I'll just leave everything to you. It's up to you to decide it).
And after that, I headed to KL to start my 4-hour journey back to Taiping.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
After marriage: Baling here... baling there...
Before marriage: I die for you.
After marriage: You die, up to you.
Lagi lama married: You die I help you!!
Before marriage: You go anywhere, I'll follow you.
After marriage: You go anywhere, up to you.
Lagi lama married: You go anywhere, better get lost!!
Before wedding: You are my heart, you are my love.
After wedding: You get on my nerves.
Before wedding: You are sweet and kind just like Cinderella.
After wedding: You are worse than godzila!!
Before wedding: Roses are red, violets are blue. Like it or not, I'm stuck with you.
After wedding: Roses are dead, I am blue. You get on my head, I will sue you.
Before wedding: Every makan, he brings you to Shangri-La.
After wedding: You want to go, he says you wait la.
Before wedding: She looks like Anita Sarawak.
After wedding: Don't know whether katak or biawak.
Before wedding: Weekends at Cameron, Genting and Fraser's Hill.
After wedding: Furthest you go is Maxwell Hill.
Before wedding: He opens the car door.
After wedding: He opens his mouth and snores.
Before wedding: She/he was your ideal.
After wedding: She/he becomes your ordeal.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
An Arab was being interviewed at a US checkpoint.
"Your name please"
"Six times a week!!"
"No, no, I mean male or female!"
"Doesn't matters, sometimes even camel"
Twins were born, but he could not sleep for the whole night. Why??Teacher : What do you want to become?
He kept wondering who is the father of the second child.
Lil Johnny : Doctor!!
Teacher : Why?
Lil Johnny : Coz it's the only profession where you can tell a woman to take off her clothes and ask her husband to pay for it.
75 year old man got married to a 15 yr girl. On their first night both were crying. Why??Woman complaining to dentist: It's so painful, I'd rather have a baby than have a tooth removed.Dentist : Make up your mind soon! I'll adjust the chair accordingly.
Coz she didn't know anything, and he had forgotten everything.
An old lady, 85, a virgin, about to die. She wanted her tombstone to read: 'BORN
A VIRGIN, LIVED A VIRGIN, DIED A VIRGIN'.
The engraver shortened it to 'RETURNED UNOPENED'
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
wondering what's inside it?
The competition was actually in Japanese, and it's compulsary for every student in my course to participate. Initially, everyone of us was hoping for an exemption (I'm being one of them!) It was first held among students in each class. And the best 3 student from each class will be entering the finals, which 12 students are selected.
This first task was basically picking a topic and preparing the text. It took me days to figure out a topic. And finally I came out with the title 'Mareshiajin to Nihonjintono Seikakuno Chigai' (The Difference between Malaysians and Japanese).
the final one (at last!)
So the text is done. And next is the memorizing part. Yea, I know we shouldn't memorize our text but weren't we've been trained to memorising since our school days, especially during exams! But actually, I didn't really memorize my text as you can see in this picture below:
my text is on the table (in case I go blank!)
well, I still refer (but just once in a while) to the text during the finals!
When the results were announced, I came out 4th (out of 12 participants) well, that's not a bad achievement, isn't it?
actually my president was reluctant to hand me the prize
the certificate I got...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Recently, I've been talking about Malaysia. And again, in this post, we'll see some of our Bolehland at its very best, and worst! (no hard feelings, okay?)
These are some of the things that I love being a Malaysian:
- The government is sending students oversea to further their studies (I’m one of the benefactors!)
- Low level of stress (we can see this through the low number of suicide cases in the country)
- Low level of noise pollution.
- We are surrounded with natural and refreshing green environment (at least in the kampungs, if not in cities like KL)
- We have a lot of natural resources like petroleum and tin (once upon a time)
- We are free from natural disasters like earthquake, typhoon and volcano eruptions (the tsunami in late 2004 being an exception)
- It rains throughout the year.
- We have large area of land. So our homes are bigger (rooms in Japan are usually smaller than our toilets!)
- We have our own freedom to choose our religion.
- A multi-racial country means we are living in a multi-culture community (with various types of festivals and languages)
- It's easy (and cheap) to get a driving license.
- Price of things is still low (but how about the fuel price?)
- We have our own national car.
- We have the skyscrapers recognized around the world (the Petronas Twin Tower being one of them)
- We are helping poorer countries.
And now, the not-very-nice-things about Malaysia:
- We are not punctual (well, Malaysia's time is generally half an hour after the initial time)
- We don't queue-up when paying in the cashier or getting into buses and LRTs.
- We don't have the reading habit (well, I don't read either!)
- We throw rubbish and keropok's plastic everywhere (everyone's doing it, aren't they?)
- We lack the awareness to keep the country clean, city folks especially
- We don't know well about our country (just a simple question as a test: what's the population of Malaysia?)
- We don't do well in sports (I mean like football (old story) and hockey; not squash, of course!)
- Pirated goods are everywhere (Petaling Street will definitely come to our minds)
- Services aren't good, especially in government departments (okay, there are some improvements lately)
- Road accidents cases are among the highest (is this an example of 'Malaysia Boleh'?)
- Cars and electrical equipments are expensive
- The education system-well, how should I put it?
- The programmes in the local TV are mostly boring, especially in RTM (agree, anyone?)
- Too many illegal immigrants in the country.
- Vandalized public facilities are everywhere.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Let me take height as an example. Just compare Asians and Westerners height. Well, the average height for Asians is around 171cm, compared to the Westerners who measured up to 178cm. So, what do we compare to see if size does matters. I'll take the performance of our sportsmen in various sports as a comparison.
Football. Well, we all know Malaysia are not doing well in the international scene (they are now ranked 154 in the world ranking!). And of the top 10 ranked teams, 8 are from the Europe and the remaining 2 are from South Americans. Even the highest ranked Asian team, Iran are just placed in 34th place. So, does this show that if you got the height, you do better in football? Yes, if we compare Malaysians with the Europeans; but no, if we compare Malaysians with other Asian teams. Get what I mean here?
So, does size matter? NO! (I don't think so)
Okay, enough on football. Now take my cases as another example. I've got to go to 2 states, several shopping complexes and shops, gone through tons (I'm not sure of the exact figure) of pairs of shoes to get my leather shoe. And finally I got one. Why all the hassle?
So, does size matter? YES!
Well, it's squared at one-a-piece. So what's next to compare? It took me quite some time to figure it out.
But an article today in The Star (Education Section) left me no choice but to talk about height, again. Being tall now has another benefit if you are a female who is at least 5'10" or a male at least 6'2", you are eligible for the Kae Summer Einfeldt Scholarship worth US$1,000 (RM 3,500). As long as you are under 21 and plans to attend college this year, you can get in touch with Tall Clubs International for more information. So, JPA and Petronas, take notice!
Again, when we ask, does size matter? YES, it does!
Let us ask this question from the women point of view. Do they really mind how the c*** of their boyfriends and husbands measure up? I couldn't answer this, of course! As a guy, how would I know?!
So, girls and women out there, do you guys really take the size into account?
And yes, that c*** was meant for 'CARS'!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
In this post, I'll take some of the examples of the what we should recognize as Malaysia Boleh and what we should rather put it as 'Malaysia Boleh'.
Take Nicol David's success as an example. This girl from Penang has came a long way before becoming the world champion and world number one, the youngest ever. And there’s a saying which goes; it's easier to win something than defending it. But Nicol proved that Malaysia Boleh by successfully defending her world crown late last year. By doing this, she got to compete against the best with players, among others from Australia, England and New Zealand. Up till now, she still remain the world number one player in squash.
Recently our badminton pair of Koo Kien Kiat-Tan Boon Heong won the men's doubles crown in the All-England finals. This victory is achieved after a lapse of 25 years as the last Malaysian pair to won the title was the Sidek's brothers of Jalani and Razif, in 1982. And during that time, I wasn't even born yet! Although this young pair were making their debut in the competition, their determination and resilience take them through all the way to the final and beating the world champions and top seed from China, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng.
A few years back, Hafiz Hashim won the men's singles title as well. But since then, he failed to win any major tournaments. Here comes a question of the reason why Malaysians athletics, sportsmen and sportswomen have a tendency of failing to maintain a consistency after they won a major tournament or championship. Today they could be the hero, but the next day, they just turned zero. So, time will tell whether this young pair of Koo Kien Kiat-Tan Boon Heong has what it takes to be a world top pair.
Now, we'll see some examples of 'Malaysia Boleh' so-called achievement. Take the world's biggest court complex as an example. The complex will house 30 High Courts, 21 Sessions Courts and 26 magistrate courts, and will have 500 parking bays for the public, 300 bays for court staff and 200 bays for judges and magistrates. Enough on the stats. But what does this exactly tells us? It just tells the world that we have high crime rate. Now we have the world's biggest court. So, what's next? The world's biggest prison will not be a bad idea either.
Above are just a friction of examples about the difference between Malaysia Boleh and 'Malaysia Boleh' spirit. It will be nice and I'm looking forward to get more examples from you guys out there.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I went down to Penang today. I went there with my family, so it wasn't a trip to catch up with my Penang friends. It was just a 1-day-trip. We spent most of the day shopping, so it's kinda tiring.
a ferry heading to Pulau Udan (For first timers, NEVER wait for a ferry written with Pulau Pinang!)
and this one's to Pulau Rimau, 10 kilometres off Butterworth!
and how about this one? Pulau Tayar maybe?
By the time we were on our way back in the evening, it started to rain. So there was a slow traffic on the Penang Bridge. If the traffic condition is like this every time it rains or during festive seasons, I guess the plan for the Second Penang Bridge is not a bad idea. Well, caught in this slow moving traffic, I came out with an idea of taking photograph. And it turned out to be an interesting shot, at least to me! =)
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