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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Story unfold

Story unfold

It’s funny how
Fate really works
It comes around
When you least expected

I think it happened
On a Friday eve
With the scorching sun
And a gentle breeze

And there you are
Throwing me a smile
I take a look back
There’s no one around

And smiles turn into words
Scribbling across the sky
We laughed our hearts out
All started from a smile

Stories of life
From two different worlds
Met and melt
Twisted and curled

So fate has worked
Its charm around
Making two passersby
Into friends newly-found

And here we are
The best of friends
We’ll walk together
Till the journey ends

31-8-2010   15.50

i blew a candle for Malaysia

My dear friend is 53 years old today, 53 is quite a long time in the lifespan of a human, but for a country, it ain't. I can proudly say i have walked hand in hand with her for 24 years now, there are so many changes happening, and have seen her indecisive between crossroads for too many times. Stories of earlier time had reached me through elder generation nap-time stories, and even though my gramps only speaks hakka (a chinese language), she was SO happy when the war was eventually over, of how she used to take my aunts n uncles down the deep drain together to avoid japanese soldiers, of how she sold vegetables in the market to all, with only talking hakka, nodding and other signs languages and of how they went through to gain independence together. She talked with such passion, that i bet even those who cant understand her would felt for her. In her, i see the Malaysian spirit, when it was first ignited, flaming so vividly.

From what i can remember as a child, the small village that i lived in (tamparuli) is absolutely serene and peaceful, where peoples went about doing their routine everyday. Although my primary school was a SJK (c), there were malays, chinese, kadazans, other natives, and mostly sino-kadazans (kadazan mix chinese). We lived happily together. due to the small number of students (total number for the school from primary 1 to 6 was 200+ back then), we stayed back every evening to play together, from the youngest to the eldest, and that was really FUN. Imagine playing police and thief with the tiny kids of primary 1 while you are primary 6, haha......laughter filled the air. My malay friends had agama lessons while we had moral class although their number was small, and during free time, we would go to the ustaz, cos he liked to amazed us with his cunning magic tricks :) And i still remmbered how the headmistress used to teach us about respecting each other, earning through hardwork, obedient to parents, and imprinted all of the good values of chinese culture in our hearts.

That was when i was way small, and as i grew up, harmony was still visible in our daily life, at least from my lense of life. All the teachers, especially the malay teachers, are very very good and thoughtful. I still remembered we had an amazing maths teacher, cikgu Fatimah, who is a left-handed, and she could really draw a perfec circle with her left hand, it shows how professional she was! haha.....she is really good...and our science teacher, Cikgu Azlina, who taught our class extra (on sex ed), haha....cos as the first class, we catch up really fast, so we were bored :P (and i still rmmber girls asking bout erections, hahaha)

Then, time passed, and i went to university (Unimas). Our class was a perfect mixture of students, and im really grateful for that. Everyone mixed around, having fun, going out for the late night movies, go bazaar and did so many wonderful things together. It was in university when we get our first glance of the world we will be stepping in in the future. University is a miniature of our society. But if that was how our society is structured, i would really liked it :) We played lanterns together during mooncake festivals, went parading during Independence day, enjoyed Ponggal nite show together, browsing through amazing foods during ramadhan, and went food hunting n visiting during Aidilfitri (i missed kek lapis, huhu).... and all along the years, i've been thinking  " what a small wonderful world we have here"  :)

AND, i stepped into peninsular, studying here for 1 and a half year. And during these times, so many problems arised. Economic crisis, food crisis, petrol crisis, racial crisis, language crisis, environmental crisis........ and all along i thought Malaysians are moving on fine? Most of the problems have really SIMPLE solutions, solutions that even normal people like you and i can think about. I have been raised to view Malaysia beautifully, never from this different angle before. What's my reaction? hmm......first i was shocked, then i starts to think of solutions for most of the problems, and it seemed most of it have simple and feasible solutions. Our country's glow is slowly fading, even her pristine nature side have been stripped of by money-minded irresponsible malaysians. Its time to turn words into solid actions.

and coming back, its her birthday today, no sad stories, sorry,, let us all make a list of wishes and blew a candle for her today, Long live Malaysia :)

1. I wish for children to be treated fairly, beyond the grasps of political and racial issues.
2. I wish for peace and harmony in Malaysia.
3. I wish for a better tomorrow, where smiles and laughter would replace curses and vulgar words.
4. I wish for happiness for all Malaysians :)
5. I wish for long lasting friendships among us.
6. I wish for kindness and love in each and everyone of us.
7. I wish for truthfulness and transparency in our daily dealings.
8. I wish for respect and care for all races.
9. I wish for environment-consciousness in all, think about our future generation before taking action.

and i wished that when i open my eyes, my wishes would not just be wishes anymore
happy birthday once again, Malaysia, proud to be Malaysian :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Be happy... at least for YOURSELF :D

and when you do that, all the other stuffs will naturally fall into places as well     :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scientists say Earth's helium reserves 'will run out within 25 years'

Helium, or commonly known as the gas that fills cheap party balloons and makes your voice squeak if you inhale it. But it is also actually a precious resource (non-renewable) that is being squandered with earth's reserves of it due to run out within 25-30 years.

And i thought

And i thought

I still remember when i was a child, 
i thought that everything was perfect,
and everything was beautiful.

And i thought that oceans were always blue, 
that all flowers were red, 
and that only white fluffy clouds adorned the sky.

And i thought that rains were teardrops from above,
that breezes were whispers from afar,
and that stars were winks from people i loved.

And i thought that dolphins were always happy,
that seals were dogs that went diving too long,
and that cows only learnt one word in their whole life.

And i thought that mermaids do exist,
that cats had nine lives to live,
and that donkeys aren't as dumb as they seemed.

And i thought that pain was what makes us human,
that love can conquers everything,
and that time does heal all wounds.

And i thought that there will be rainbow after rain,
that sun rises majestically every morn,
and that sorrow will melt with the smile of a child.

And i thought that laughter was contagious,
that no money can bring eternal joy,
and that happiness was always only a stone-throw away.

And i thought that we were all the same,
that there was a warm and caring heart,
underneath the different color coats of ours.

And i thought that nations were borders that we create,
that love transcends across these boundaries beautifully,
and that its way easier to choose peace than to vote for war.

And i thought that words and deeds should complement each other,
that an act of kindness must also comes from a good intention,
and that everyone possesses virtues, no matter how bad they are.

And i thought that everyone was able to make a change,
that luck and chance play very minor roles in determining who we are,
and that at life's crossroads and junctions we decide who we will be.

And i thought that good friends were siblings God forgotten to give us,
that foes will not be foes if we treat them with love,
and that all of us are brothers and sisters.

And as time goes by, we all grew up, 

and i still think the oceans are always blue.


2.58am, 27th August, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

watch THIS before you buy another mineral water bottle unnecessarily

Drink boiled water, the most economical, environmental-friendly and safe of all!! stop creating rubbish everywhere !

the AXE effect (damn FUNNY ads, lol, must watch !)

i always find these amusing, LOL ..... have a great laugh every1 :P

Stop Eating SHarkfins

A whale shark was found stripped off all its fins, thanks to the lucrative sharkfin business.
Destroy the life of these gentle creatures, just to have a bowl of sharkfins? 
where is your conscience?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dan Cobley: What physics taught me about marketing | Video on

this is good! watch this!

Lee Hom's new album - 18 Martial arts

Taiwan singer Wang Lee Hom finally released his 2010 anticipating album “18 Martial Arts” after delayed several time. His last album was Heart Beat in 2008 and Music Man in 2009.

God created children (just for fun :P)

To those of us who have children in our lives, 
whether they are our own, 
or students... 
here is something to make you chuckle..

Whenever your children are out of control, 
you can take comfort from the thought that 
even God's omnipotence did not extend 
to His own children.. 

Afternoon Nap Can Make You Smarter

Under the scorching afternoon sun, im dozing off......and look what i have found   :)

Afternoon Nap can make You Smarter
© Dr.P.Elayaraja
Nap Break
A short break in between the work hours can make you smarter. A nap brake for about 20-30 minutes will increase the concentration and recharge the energy level. 
Sleep apnea or sleeplessness is the leading problem everywhere. Research by NASA shows that a nap break of 26 minutes given to pilots increased their efficiency by 34%. From these one can understand the importance of nap break in between the work hours.

Reason, Season and Lifetime

People come to your life for a REASON, SEASON or LIFETIME. When you know which one is it, you will know what to do for that person. 

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have came to assist you through difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally and spiritually. They seem like a godsend and they are. 

They are there for a reason you need them to be. Then without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to the end. Sometimes they died. Sometimes they walked away. Sometimes they act up and forced you to take a stand. 

What we realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled and their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on. 

Some person come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you may have never done. They usually give you unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real, but only for a season. 

LIFETIME relationship teach you lifetime lesson. Things you must built upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. 

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. 

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a REASON, SEASON or LIFETIME. 

How to obtain Peace of Mind

Once a holy man was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and the holy man told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there."

The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid.

The disciple thought, "How can I give this muddy water to the holy man to drink!" So he came back and told the holy man, "The water in there is very muddy. I don't think it is fit to drink."

After about half an hour, again the holy man asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake. This time too he found that the lake was muddy. He returned and informed the holy man about the same.

After sometime, again the holy man asked the same disciple to go back. The disciple reached the lake to find the lake absolutely clean and clear with pure water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it looked fit to be had. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to the holy man.

The holy man looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said," See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be.... and the mud settled down on its own - and you got clear water.

Your mind is also like that! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don't have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless."

What did the holy man emphasise here?

He said, "It is effortless."

Having 'Peace of Mind' is not a strenuous job; it is an effortless process!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Malaysian, again?

(Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily)
When the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination results were released last year, the country's leading Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao used the headline: Top O-Level student again a Malaysian”.
I was attracted by the word “again”.
Her name is Lai Kai Rou and same as top student last year Haw Sue Hern, she studied in S.R.J.K (C) Lick Hung before going to study in Singapore.
The report stressed that in S.R.J.K (C) Lick Hung, everything is taught in Chinese except for English subject. I would like to add that S.R.J.K (C) Lick Hung is a Chinese primary school.
Lai, who has again won glory for the country, is one of the 17 foreign students among the 43 top O-Level scorers.
I must mention here that among the above-mentioned 17 foreign students, 11 of them are from China and six of them are Malaysians. The number is equal to 40% of the 43 top scorers.
Singaporeans exclaimed in surprise. They wondered why there were so many foreigners among the top scorers.
"In fact, leaving home is no longer about the pain of 'homesick' but the freedom without fear!"
At the same time, we also exclaimed in surprise. We wondered why so many top students have gone to Singapore.
Singaporeans were wondering why the top O-Level student was not a Singaporean and why Singaporean students were lack of spirit compared to foreign students.
Meanwhile, we were wondering why we always lose talents.
Lai said: “I like the freedom given by the peaceful Singapore, it allows me to move around without worry.”
In fact, leaving home is no longer about the pain of “homesick” but the freedom without fear!
Of course, a little girl's way of thinking is relatively simple. For her parents (both graduates of the University of Malaya), studying in Singapore allows her to enjoy other freedoms. For example, the freedom of choosing a university, the freedom of choosing a major and the freedom of getting a scholarship based on academic results without the so-called quota system and colour distinction. 
How many Malaysian students, like Lai and her younger brother, have been flocking to further their studies in Singapore right after they have completed their primary schools with the scholarship provided by Singapore every year?
And how many Malaysian students from Chinese independent high schools (second-class students and copycats for Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and historian and academician Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim) have been enrolled into prestigious universities of the Lion City every year and end up settling down while contributing to the prosperity of the country?
There are many shining stars who are originated from Malaysia in Singapore. For example, founder, Group Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Singapore-based Hyflux Group Olivia Lum used to be an orphan from Perak; and Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar Asia Chong Phit Lian was just a little girl selling pineapples at her own doorstep in Kulai, Johor when she was six.
The current Health Minister of Singapore Khaw Boon Wan is also originated from Malaysia. He used to study in the Penang Chung Ling High School. 
In fact, there are too many similar stories to tell. (By LIM MUN FAH/Translated by SOONG PHUI JEE/Sin Chew Daily)


This is a very good article. Those who are still single may learn something from here...
Those who are already married may take it as a guideline to improve your marriage & relationship ...


During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, 'How do I know if I married the right person?'
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, 'It depends. Is that your husband?'
In all seriousness, she answered 'How do you know?'

Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here's the answer.
EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their
idiosyncrasies (unconventional behavior/habit).

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to
DO anything. That's why it's called 'falling' in love... Because it's happening TO YOU.

People in love sometimes say, 'I was swept off my feet.' Think about the imagery of that __expression.
It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened

Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria (excitement) of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's
idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will
notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, 'Did I marry the right person?' And as you and your spouse reflect on the
euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown. People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment.

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else.
You could.

And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):


SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't 'find' LASTING love. You have to 'make' it day in and day out. That's why we have the __expression 'the labor of love.'
Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships.
Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship
WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable... you can 'make'

Love in marriage is indeed a 'decision'... Not just a feeling.

Remember always this:

God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let to walk away, who you let to stay, and who you refuse to let go.

Computers and TV take up half our lives as we spend seven hours a day using technology :(


we now spend almost HALF of our waking hours, either online, on the phone, or watching tv according to a survey.

Average adult is awake for 15 hours and 45 mins everyday and 45% of that time is spend using a proliferation of technology.

Younger folks aged between 16-24 are the most adept at multi-tasking, cramming nearly 5 hours of media usage into under 2 hours a day.

Adults watch 212 mins of video each day.
and media peaks at 9pm, driven by prime-time tv.

On average, we spend 91 mins a day listening to radio, while around 80 mins a day on text messaging, social networking and emailing.

so, while you might not know when you will depart from this life, try don't waste half of it on these stuffs, (arghh...blogging included too, lol)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

some amazing word powers that gonna blow u off!

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(yep, someone with waaaaaay too much time on their hands, lol)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

how the chinese beats pizza hut O.o

Interesting facts for those who are financially inclined to get a better perspective on the world's economies.

Which countries’ government is the richest (having most money that is, in US$)
If you are expecting North American and European nations, you might be disappointed.
While the countries look rich, wealthy European nations can't withstand a prolonged major financial crisis, just like Greece.
The USA might have the biggest economy, but the American government is not at all rich; in fact, it can't even take out $150bn if asked to now without resorting to borrowing.
To date the US government has borrowed $14 trillion!
The UK, likewise, while the country/people are rich, the government isn't.
The UK government’s debt stands at $9 trillion now.

World’s Richest Government

Richest governments after 2008-2009 financial crisis:
1. China
National reserves: $2,454,300,000,000

So that’s what they mean by a warm friendship... :)

Friends have always gained marks for humour, loyalty and wit.
Now, it seems, they also merit a tog rating.

Scientists have discovered that standing near to a close friend feels almost as good as being wrapped up in your duvet. They found people felt up to 2 Celsius warmer when standing 2ft away from someone they were emotionally close to, and colder when they were with a person who did not share the same interests.

One theory is that the link has evolved over time based on the warth of an infant's closeness to its mother soon after birth. As a result, we associate warmth with happiness, friendliness and safety.

That's one reason why i kept all my good friends around  :)

Monday, August 23, 2010