Thought of the day

I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul. / I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley, Invictus

Government's promises are like the Ringgit, they depreciate with time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Last Lecture (Book)

I have seen the video clip, now I am reading his book and jotting down some notes as I progress.
  1. "What makes me unique?"

  2. Kids, more than anything else - need to know their parents love them. Their parents don't have to be alive for that to happen.

  3. It's important to have specific dreams.

  4. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.

  5. Fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals. You've got to get the fundamentals down, because otherwise the fancy stuff is not going to work.

  6. "If' you're screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they've given up on you."

  7. Children self-esteem. It's not something you can give;it's something they have to build.

  8. "I don't believe in the no-win scenario."

  9. The brick walls are there for a reason. There are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

  10. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people.

  11. Time must be explicitly managed, like money.

  12. You can always change your plan, only if you have one.

  13. Are you spending your time on the right things?

  14. Develop a good filing system.

  15. Delegate.

  16. Take a time out.

  17. Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity.

  18. You'd be amazed at how many nineteen-year-old boys are completely out of ideas when you take sex and violence off the table.

  19. Dream Big.

  20. Earnest is better than hip.

  21. Know when to raise the white flag.

  22. Start by sitting together.

  23. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Today I spent one full day reading Randy's book and I think this is the single most productive day of my life:) Thanks to Siew Hong for lending me the book after she loaned from the library and read it.

God bless Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe. And Randy, your legacy rocks.

Mom and Dad, I will go get one for the family:)

Monday, September 22, 2008

This is to celebrate...

My blog visitor counter passing the 1000 mark:p
Meeting Emil Chau (周华建) at the SGX.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

English for Science & Maths?

Results from The Star online survey...the judges have spoken.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


"I do not know why I was released today, just as I do not know why I was detained,” ~Teresa Kok.

ps: ROTFLMHO = Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Head Off

Friday, September 19, 2008

Not to be Racist or Anti-BN. Who's better? You JUDGE!

The political tsunami on 8 March 2008 didn't came by surprise, anti-government sentiments were so strong, you can smell it across the Causeway. Initially, I thought the rakyat just wanted to teach the coalition party (Barisan Nasional) a little lesson, but somehow overdid it. As the toothless tiger always mention in his blog, the rakyat did not opt for the Oppositions, but merely to reject the leadership of Abdullah Badawi's regime. I think otherwise. The moment YB Lim Guan Eng sworn in as the Chief Minister of Penang, deep down inside I knew, the Pearl Isle heralds better future.

And so when BN was beleaguered of a stupefying five states after the general election, the people in those states began to panic as to how well can the inexperienced govern the states. I personally had received chains of emails in attempt to frighten the public. Unshaken, I assured several Penangites and friends residing on the isle, "Don't worry, they will do much better."

The faith I had in the new state regime isn't baseless. I have been consistently keeping abreast on the course of political events in Malaysia, long before the 2008 general election. As such, the impression of the opposition figures, in particular from the DAP (Karpal Singh, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Fong Po Kuan, Teresa Kok, Jeff Ooi, Boo Cheng Hau et al.) is ingrained in my mind. They are men/women with principles, men/women of their words; they dare to speak up for the rakyat, and they fight for a better Malaysia. Not for themselves.

While the BN (UMNO is particular) still has to rely on money politics to wire up our nation, the greenhorns in Penang have a way to achieve the same thing with near-zero cost. Uncreatively, the government awarded the high speed broadband (HSBB) network infrastructure contract to no other than TMNet. I still vividly remember the hassle I had to go thru with this government-linked company.

Brawns vs Brains? You choose.

Monopoly vs Free Market? You choose.

Action speaks louder than words.

See, the rakyat is not blind afterall.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Humpty Dumpty had a great Fall

It turns out, Badawi is not that dumb afterall.

Later at the press conference...

They even swapped their ties during the announcement:p

As the adage goes, "Like father like son." Whether Najib likes it or not, he's been checkmated and it's hard to swallow. No wonder his face looked so sour (or "tulan" in the Hokkien dialect) in these pictures:

Aiyoyo, when is my turn to become the boss lar...

On the other hand, the richest unemployed in Bolehland broke silence suddenly...uncanny.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tele Gathering

The weekend before the mooncake festival, CM had her first coursemate gathering in Singapore and I would say Wei Yong is an excellent tour guide:) CM and I were the latest to reach the rendezvous, Chinatown MRT station and so, we had to treat the gang dinner. We went to this place named Qun Zhong Eating House (京华小吃) along Neil Road and the dishes there according to Wei Yong are of the same standard as 翡翠 and 鼎泰丰 yet so much cheaper. Some shots along the way to the restaurant:
A glimpse of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

The gang (from left): Wei Yong, Mei Ling, Chew Yan and CM.

Colonial style structure along Neil Road in contrast with cranes and buildings under construction in the background.

So what could the coursemates talk about over dinner? Of course, gossiping (sampat) about other coursemates lor. And what else can 5 Malaysians talk about other than lambasting at the absurdities and idiosyncracies of the current political leaders back home.

After the sumptuous dinner, we took a walk at the Kreta Ayer market (practically squeezed through and inched painfully forward:p) and finally settled down at this famous dessert shop for some mango sago cream...ooh lala.

It's always healthy to take a brisk 20 minutes walk with a full stomach and this is what we usually do on this island. Wei Yong suggested to head towards Clark Quay from Chinatown by foot. With the experience of alighting at City Hall, Raffles Place and Clark Quay MRT stations and ended up at Funan Digitalife Mall within minutes, this little footwork won't kill us:p

I think Clark Quay is the most colourful and vibrant place in Singapore and is perfectly accommodating to the quirky nocturnals with its kaleidoscope settings. In conjunction with the approaching Mid-Autumn festival, the riverside was lit up with flashy lanterns lined up on the bank.

As usual, CM with her Cyclops eyes flashing optical beam. This shot was taken seconds before she unleashed the formidable optic blast and the photographer's final moment. ~gasp!

Damn it, I can't smile naturally!

This shot was taken after Wei Yong shared some shooting tips in ambient low light.

We ended up at a coffee house and this was when Wei Yong recounted his sad yet funny encounter where he had to move in with an Indian landlord in a haste because his previous landlord gave him one week notice to move out. Those days he had to bathe without warm water at night, and the days without electricity because the landlord didn't pay the bills...

Final shot of the night by Wei Yong. Classy, huh?

Cactus Blossom (2nd Time)

The first time it had its virgin efflorescence was the night when I was on the night bus heading to Penang. This time it blossomed while CM went home... Good omen:)

Wondered why no living things would flourish under my care:p

Monday, September 15, 2008

Oh yes...Ooh Yes! Some more...More...Aaahhh!!!

This fella wrote the word "sensitif" so many times in its article I think it had multiple orgasm...

BTW, it had got so many of its facts wrong...please refer to uncle lim lar.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

OMFG! What is happening back in my Homeland??!! (Part II)

They had done it again! The superstars of the Bolehland politic arena - Badak-Wi, Najis, Side Hump-It, Maha Thor (weird that Nuts-ry and K-hairy have toned down so much.) and recently some calefare who is barking like mad in the public and PM wannabe, Ah Mad Is Male. One thing they never fail in succeeding: To stultify themselves so as to amuse the public. Aah, this reminds me of The Three Stooges back in those good old days, except now there are more than three in Bolehland and the camera can barely fit them in the limelight all at once!

First and foremost to Ah Mad, it's N-E-V-E-R gonna happen for you! The stubborn rhino had decided to pass its horn down to some Shit in 2010 and with the Reformacist on the move, I seriously doubt you have the slightest chance to be the Premier. Plus, your name is too common...and remember the RAHMAN curse? Your name doesn't even have an "N" in it and please lah, Ah Mad Is Male, I know you are not a bitch, though you bark a lot!

Let's re-enact the whole story. So lately, Ah Mad demeaned a particular ethnic group, refused to apologize and instead demanded for an apology from Dr Koh-coon, openly insulted Dr Koh-coon, who is the leader of a particular ethnic group and Ah Mad's follower childishly tore Dr Koh-coon's picture in public. With all the seditious statements and racist actions which had definitely spurred racial conflict among the multi-racial community, Ah Mad was merely suspended for 3 years from it's party where as the reporter who reported the seditious statement by Ah Mad was detained under the ISA. wtf?

Moral of the story? (Especially to the younger generations)
If you see someone commiting an offence, don't report to the teacher, because you will be the one who will be punished according to Bolehland's justice! Just shuddup and MYOB and the world will be a better place. (Michael Jackson's Heal The World playing in the background.)

And here's the "powderfulness" of Side Hump-It with his head being humped left right up down back and forth, with his recent quote which supercede the quote of the century by ViKing Lingam," She (Sin Chew's female reporter) was detained under ISA because we want to PROTECT her lah." ~lame~ This is the typical act of lying without blinking one's eyes. Well, that's what I would expect from our own Bolehland leaders, super low in mentality, forever confident that they are "BOLEH" in everything and also think that the rakyat are as retard as they are. The personal recount of Hoon Cheng on the 18 hours ISA detention doesn't match your statement lar, Side Hump-It.

...the female officer told me that they are arresting me under Internal Security Act...

I met my parents and bided them goodbye, the police informed me that they would bring me to the Police Headquarter in Bukit Aman in Kuala Lumpur.

I was eventually brought to the Perak Police Headquarter in Ipoh. After a brief interrogation session, I was brought back to Penang Police Headquarter again.

After the interrogation session, I was brought to see another higher-ranked officer, he told me, “We can both go home now!”.

It seems to me that the police acted upon "somebody's" instruction, beat around the bush aimlessly for nothing. This is how they waste the taxpayer's money.

Moral of the story?

I believe somebody is trying to threaten the lifes of RPK and Teresa Kok but fear not, I believe they are in good hands now under the detention of ISA. You see, long before your time the ISA is used against the Communists to protect the public. Now, it is used to protect the public against the communist. (Well, now I am also confuse as to what I am talking here:p) Well, so if RPK and Teresa are being protected, then who are the Communists? You tell me:) (Just continue to act dumb till the next election comes, savvy?)

Badak-Wii's latest stunt of sending the MPs to Taiwan for agriculture atudy is really nothing but the sincerest recognition that a particular ethnic group can do much better in terms of managing and developing a nation as compared to the origins of the Malay Archipelago. Thank you very much. You really couldn't blame him for not thinking properly, with his neck wrangled by the opposition party till he could barely breathe, and his back aching from the stinging cold arrow friendly-fired by another PM wannabe, plus suddenly he is sitting on cold Shit because his "loyal friend" isn't loyal anymore and his son-in-law sort of vanished into thin air.

Moral of the story?

It's a dog eat dog world out there, bro. And if you're not the alpha male, you better be the wily one. Otherwise, you're just willy:)

Why 916? I couldn't help but wonder, when they are doing the one thing that are finally good at (to humiliate themselve openly) and they are happy doing it, why reap them of their only source of happiness?

To be continued...on Najis and Maha Thor...if then I am not "protected" by ISA...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Guess Guess Guess

Who is this celebrity?

Ang Goo Goo...

Spot the resemblance?

ps: Baby on the right is CM's niece.