Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Do you feel the heat?

I dunno if you've felt it, but I'm feeling it, everyday....

And it's literal heat, BTW... Not fighting or conflicts. It's the real thing.

The packets of quantised energy in the form of infra-red radiation punching through the asbestos ceiling, hitting our heat receptors, slowly cooking us from the inside out. The heat is trapped in the classroom and convects, while more and more heat is flooding the room. Slowly but surely, performance levels drop beyond imaginable stages and people start to break down.

Emotions fly. Rage is everywhere. Moodyness soar. Thinking ability decreases. Teacher-student and student-teacher tolerance depletes. The lesson crushes into a mere concentrated dot of infinite mass.

Hazards of global warming?

The way our block is built should also be blamed. Damn one storey building. We're in almost direct contact wit the scorching sun outside. And there's not enough barriers to shade us from the Sun.

Please. Do. Something. About. It. Sooner or later human's normal body temperature would be 50 degrees Celcius to adapt to the ever rising temperature.

Oih really damn hot la. I wonder why is people not noticing this...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thumb Tacks

Found this old pack of thumb tacks.

Think it's "square"?

Think again.

They just dun exist. (Or do they?)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Last Lecture

This is one vid nobody should miss. You can miss Evolution of Dance (er, actually you can't), you can miss the MV wit ppl on treadmill, you can miss the finger wit words song, but you can't miss this. I present to you, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", commonly known as "The Last Lecture", by Dr. Randy Pausch, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Watched the lecture on Oprah show few months ago on it's Youtube special.

Original Long Version (70+ minutes)

Short Versions (10 minutes)
(This one has a short intro by Oprah)(Google Video)

(This one's from the same show but w/o the Oprah intro)(Youtube)

Dr. Randy Pausch died of pancreatic cancer on 25th July 2008 (US time). Rest in peace Professor. You've done a great job inspiring me to pursue my dream.


Finally starting to conduct experiments for Paper 3 marks. Physics... Damn. Was seriously clueless on wut to do wit our report. Ah damn... Gotta do 3 experiments wit the third on Monday I think... Aiks...

Was liking Chemistry. Hope that it'll remain like that for the rest of F6. Likable, that is.

The 5 stupid lights on the router I have to wait before connection can be established. God damn connect it already!

Guess the chinese didn't check the dictionary for this... Babelfish Fail?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Durian's in season!

Nothin much to say. Here're some pics...

Bug. It's belly is red. Didn't get that pic though...

The durians were in season, so is the rambutans (were they seasonal anyway?).

Personally I think progress is wiping out the traditional things that what people have been doin for generations that is unique to the locals. People used eat what is seasonal, and the atmosphere is also seasonal.

Durian seasons bring the joy of gathering at the porch, squatting while waiting for the pakar bedah to skillfully open up the thorny fruit. When the tough outer layer of the King of Fruits is opened up, there's like a glow is every durian lover's face. The orangy-yellowish-golden color of a good fruit makes their mouth water. As soon as one durian lover identifies that the fruit opened is of high quality and delicious (usually thru experience of experiments from years of durian tasting), the fruits would be snatched up within 0.002 seconds (a rough approximation, that is). That begins the indulgance of the ice-creamy texture of the infamous durian fruit. As soon as fractions of the durian fruit is completely separated and no fruit left behind, the whole process of anticipation for the highly-prized fruit starts all over again.

That, my friend, is tradition. If it's not tradition, it'll be called culture. Wutever you call it, it must stay. It should not fall victim to the ever-accelerating modernisation. Do you see people celebrating the prized-fruit in cities anymore? Or even participation by the youngsters? No. Most would just pinch their nose in complain of the unique scent of the fruit. Why would there be rejection now when the previous generations loved the fruit so much that they'll travel all the way to the orchards to buy from the orchard-ers personally? Will you see that in the next 10 years?

I'm no durian lover, but I do eat the durian when it's in season. The participation itself brings back memories of gatherings and stuff. It's the essential part of the culture that makes us unique to the region's citizens.

(Sorry for the long talk about durian but no pics on it. Dude it's snatched up as soon as it's opened!!)

The fishing pond that fell victim to the ever-spreading crust of bitumen-gravel mixture.
A family lived by the pond side. I wonder how's the compensation goin...

It rained too in the suburbs...

Phone's wet while takin few shots that led to this one.

Bugs again. Note the details from the macro shot! I'm gettin a DSLR for sure in the future. Oh yea, notice that it lost one of it's feets as well? Well half of it if that matters...

Looks like a housefly, sounds like a housefly, but it's not a housefly! Korek? (use Lingam accent)

Oh yea, it's hurts me when people ignore the significance of climate change on the world we're living in. The damages are so real and worsening. People can be so ignorant sometimes... Esp our nation's people. Living in denial. Sitting there waiting for the next Ice Age? The Earth will do better w/o you. Like Al Gore put it: "be part the solution, don't be the problem. If you can't be the solution, get out of the way. We're better off w/o you."

Friday, July 18, 2008

Climate Change


C'mon, we can do this. We've proven that we can solve an environment crisis once. Remember the Ozone Hole? We were successful in stopping the use of CFCs in most of our appliances (not that we stopped, the industry stopped usin it coz of government regulation). Now the Ozone is in a stabil shape.

But another environmental crisis is hitting us again. This time, climate change. This is the result of years since the Industrial Revolution of dependence on carbon-based fuel for energy. All we need is better public transport, encouragement to develop sustainable energy sources, be environmentally concious and be environmentally responsible.

It's us who can make a difference. Solving climate change solves the oil price increase. How? By cutting down on oil dependence, demands go down, prices go down as well! Solving climate change solves the food crisis. How? Cheaper oil = cheaper food, see the connection? Solving climate change also keeps our food producers safe from harm. Damages dealt by climate-change-caused disasters like unseasonal rain in Kerala, India and extended drought in Australia is huge to the food economy.

So fellow people. Climate change is not in the US. It's a global thing. No matter how small a progress we're making, it's still a progress. It's just whether we're willing to make an effort to do something for Earth. Doin something for Earth sounds big, but it isn't. The beneficiary is everyone, you included, and your children, and your loved ones, and your wallet.

Let's do this!

P/S: This is a spontaneous act out of inspiration. I have lots more to say but they juz weren't in the flow.
I've seen fail pics around for quite some time already. Seen'em in forums, seen'em in pics compilations. Every time i see them i go hysterical. Damn hilarious these ppl failing. Some were WIN pics which were equally funny.

Somehow I got to this blog that compiles user-generated fail pics.

Shall the fail begin!

Anyway, went for lunch at mamak juz now wit ylup. Had rojak. The egg looked weird...

Looks phallic to me...

I ate it anyways... Wonder if it's deformed at the pre-cook stage, or the shell juz broke while cooking? The former would be epic though...

I bleed for the project on this day! I would prefer to head the project than preside the club lo...

Thursday, July 17, 2008


By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you,
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk to crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

Just thought of this poem juz now. Inspires me every time i read it. Incidentally RFed and Nadal recited it in a BBC Wimbledon pre-show promo. Not as cool as the whole poem recital in the FIFA vid though though...

Things have been goin quite steady nowadays. But I do find the momentum to study degrade as the week progresses from Monday to Friday. It's like it obeys the conservation of energy, juz that work is done to overcome friction, so energy is lost. It also says a loss in Gravitional Potential E results in a gain in Kinetic E. I'm displacing from Monday to Friday, so I guess something is loss in between.

I juz hope that I dun fumble in the physics exam...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Debate

For those who missed it, MKini was kind enough to record the whole debate b/w the so-called saviour of m'sian politics, and the info minister. I would call him the Minister of Personal Attacks, or maybe a hint of Captain Terpesong. Here's all 8 parts of it:

Watch out for the minister's saliva accumulating into a disgusting packet of foam at the edges of his mouth after he speaks for a while. Ew...

And also watch out for Saviour's facepalm in reaction of the panel's stupid way of adressing the issue.

And also Saviour's way of shooting the minister back.

Juz watch la... Sit back, relax, remember to put it on full screen, volume >60%, and enjoy the rare stuff we're gonna get more of in the future.

No time? No Problem! Read the review by The M Insider.

Is it epic? I was expecting something else...

It's embedded, so I guess no copyright issues?

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Is it me or that roadblocks are mushrooming?

Everytime went pass Sucess of Prince (Ptrajaya) sure got roadblock one. And they conveniently chose to have the roadblock under the huge flyover. It's the same location everytime they had it.

Den my hometown there also got roadblock. Yesterday went back that time got, today goin back that time also got. Wut the hell, right?

C'mon, tax payers' money well spent? We're bleeding money every minute the car gets stuck in a roadblock.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The things you'll barely notice

Possibly the first of many posts about the things that you'll barely notice.

You noe the CDs that came wit text books and reference books these days?

They came wit the Form 1 text books up till Form 3. Now most reference books come wit of of these. It's annoying having to carefully separate the CDs from the book everytime you buy one of these books. Sometimes the adhesive gets too sticky and tears the book wit it.

The annoyance aside, have you ever stuck one of those (or thought of it) into your disc drive and see if you can get any sort of interactive learning from it?

I ran out of spark to study today. Out of desperation I took the Physics CD and see if there're interactive questions I can answer. Guess wut? It ain't wut it look like. It's juz a bank of boring questions wit crappy quality pics. The Orang Panjang ones do promise a small collection of past year questions though (which I believe will come in handy some day).

So yea, text books CDs. Stuff you'll barely notice besides the circular mark it leaves when you apply pressure to it wit the CD's still in it's place.

I didn't try out the Form 1-3 ones though...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Uhh... Wut?

Damn la all subs starting to climb the difficulty slope... It's like the only thing that remains constant is the boredom from tryin to figure out how to solve the questions given...

So today after giving up tryin to crack my head on partial fractions, i looked around la (as always). Took out the bunch of old paper money I've been collecting. The old RM5 note caught my attention.

The front

The back

Look closer...

Click to Enlarge.

Uhh... Wut?

P/S: Yea, just for the purpose of blogging, I fainted after donating blood at the carnival event last Sunday. Quite cool experience, both the donation and fainting. The fainting is exactly like on TV! It's like you can't hear wut's goin on in the surrounding. Can hear la but like there's something covering your ears. Yep, noob experience.