Wednesday, November 22, 2006

how the world has changed...

Sorry for the ranting coming ahead, but I just need to let some of my anger off my chest, because I'm all riled up right now...

You see, my aunt asked to take her 2 teenage sons in at work here during their holidays so that they won't turn bad mixing with their friends, as they're already pretty notorious for skipping classes in school. I was reluctant, but since my 'other' aunt agreed, we took them in for a couple of weeks to see if they can do a proper job.

Today is only the third day and I'm already feeling like pulling my hair off my head.

First day at work, they were... wait, they didn't turn up. DID NOT TURN UP. And they didn't even bother to call. Instead, WE called them and guess what was their excuse?

They're LAZY to come.

Second day, only one turned up. Naturally, we asked where's the other one. This other cousin of mine said his brother went to play football and won't be reporting for work, and that he'll come the next day. Fine. So I gave this cousin of mine some general work. He said he wanted to do some computer work and I was surprised to see him volunteer, so I agreed. Gave him some photos to key in names and stuff, thought it'll be better to start with some easy job.

Bad call.

He ended up chatting on messenger and checking out his friendster profiles the entire day. And like that's not bad enough, I went through his work this morning and found that half of the workload I gave him ended up with silly mistakes such as keying in wrong names and double spacing. Damn...

So this morning I made him correct all the mistakes and then banished him to other general work, AWAY from the computer. Didn't work too well it seems, as everything I leave my desk he'll end up in front of one of the computers when I return. And all my colleagues didn't dare to say a word because he's MY cousin. Exactly what I was afraid of from the start.

Not only that, he kept playing sms with his friends the entire day at work, sometimes taking up to 15 minutes meddling with his phone. And complaining of tiredness when all he did was packing up photos into plastic bags.

And while at lunch he boasted about having 4 handphones. FOUR handphones. At the age of 14. Where'd you get the money my dear?

Oh, and his father fetches him to work every morning, and his mother picks him up after work.

Is it just me, or do everyone else think that kids nowadays are born with silver spoons in their mouths?

My dear oh dear, why do you even need to get a part time job? So that you can boast in front of your female classmates in msn messenger, during work?

And did I mention his brother did not turn up today, too?

I am so fed up right now, I called my aunt and told her I won't keep him in this department from tomorrow onwards. She can throw him to somewhere else and get a taste of 'normal working experience' and I don't care a squat. It's the best to make him learn the hard way instead.

My aunt should pay me for babysitting his son instead of the other way round.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

down and out...

Finally have some free time to blog, although it isn't really pleasant for me. I'm down with suspected food poisoning. Haha.

Took the day off today. Can barely walk around in the house for a couple of minutes. Was already feeling very sick since yesterday afternoon, but had to hold on till I'm done with the appointments. Bad call. Once I reach home in the evening, I'm already feeling terrible headache and eye pain, nausea, stomach cramp and bloating. Thought it would be fine after a short nap but no, ended up with fluctuating body temperature after that. I was like trembling at one moment, and then the entire body's burning up the next moment.

Went to see a doctor last night and she suspected that I was suffering from food poisoning. Funny cuz I didn't see that coming, I thought food poisoning will be far worse than what I'm suffering right now. So I called in sick and rested today, but I'll be back to work again in the morning tomorrow, 6am. Haha. Hope I can last several hours tomorrow, at least to get my job done before going down again.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

my liverpool jersey...

Yay, I've finally bought this season's Liverpool jersey!

Tempted by my brother, really, but at a discounted price of RM 199, I want to believe that I've got it cheap. Yes, it's cheap. Cheap. Really cheap. Damn cheap. Say it a few more times and it'll be a fact.

Adidas' jerseys are really cool, I'm falling in love with them. Hmm... that sounds funny. Anyway, I hate to say this, but I think Adidas make better jerseys than Reebok. The Liverpool jersey looks so savvy and stylish, I particularly like the unique collar and the curvy lining at the sides. Oh yeah, and Adidas' 3 lining trademark too.

This season I'm spending (wasting) more money on my Liverpool jersey than previous seasons, cuz my brother had just convinced me to add names onto my jersey! Let's do a little math here:

RM29 per number
RM 6 per letter
RM 39 for 2 EPL patches

RM 89 for a player's name and number
RM 39 for 1 Champions' League patch

Now, for EPL kits, the store no longer has the letters E, R and C, which means no Gerrard, Carragher, Kewell, Riise, Fowler, Garcia, Gonzalez, Aurelio, Crouch, Bellamy, Agger, Warnock, Pennant, Paletta and Zenden. But I do have a choice between Hyypia (um...), Finnan (er...), Alonso, Kuyt and Sissoko.

Meanwhile, the Euro kit comes in an entire set, but they only have Gerrard, Garcia and Alonso available.

Right now, I'm undecided between Kuyt's EPL Kit (RM 121) and Gerrard's Euro Kit (RM 128). I really wanted Gerrard but I don't like the Euro kit's patch (although the fonts look really good). On the other hand, Kuyt is kinda like a cult hero in the making, and the EPL patches look, you know, uber cool. Besides, EPL is more like what I prefer, generally.

However, if I can choose whichever name I want on my jersey, I think I'll opt for Mark Gonzalez (M. GONZALEZ 11 - RM 151!!!). Too bad they don't have 'E' (damn, only one freaking letter missing!).

Thank goodness my girlfriend understands my obsession with Liverpool, she isn't complaining about me wasting money on these stuff, hehe...;) I think I'll need to spend wisely for the rest of the month now that I've used up 1/3 of my monthly allocated expenditure.

So, back to the topic, Kuyt or Gerrard?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

long gone...

It's been a healthy month since I last blogged. Or has it been longer than that? Hahaha, well, when there's something else occupying a bit part of your life, something else would have to go. Which in this case, is my blogging time.

Not that I've lost all interest in blogging. Though I should realize that everyone are slowly drifting away and don't take blogs as our form of communication any longer. Me included. But anyhow, I'll try to post as often as I could, even if not as frequent as I used to.

So, what have I been up to for the past month? Nothing much. Work, eat, sleep, date, etc. All those regular stuff you do in your working life. And yeah, dating, perhaps I would talk about that the next time I blog. So far things have been going great, and if I'm blessed enough I hope this will remain for as long as I live.

Anyway, that's all for now. Don't feel like writing so much, haha... Till the next time, guys, hope everyone are having a great time wherever you are.

Monday, July 31, 2006

i've got my graduation gown...; )

One hell of a tiring weekend.

Spend the entire Saturday working, 6am to 12am, and still managed to catch up with a few ex-coursemates for a late supper.

Sunday was great. Organized a mini gathering with all my ex-coursemates and had a buffet steamboat in Sunway. Pretty good attendance too, with 13 out of 36 showing up, and a few more couldn't make it just in time as they only arrived late night. After the steamboat everyone came back to my house for a drink and shower (some were staying over for the night), and chatted all the way till 2am.

Today was crazy. I couldn't imagine myself being so kiasu, going back to uni at 7am to queue up and collect my graduation gown. Bugger, I swear I'll never do something like this again. 7am, and I'm only the 309th person in the queue? Crap, if my ex-coursemates weren't rushing to return to their respective hometowns, I'm gonna go collect tomorrow noon and save all the unnecessary hassle. Was making jokes with my friends, those who arrived at 8am, they must've got queue numbers like around 2,000, hahaha... Finished everything by 4pm, and already having a very terrible headache, went back to the shop to reschedule all my jobs to tomorrow.

Thank God this only happens once in a lifetime.

But overall, it was still quite enjoyable, spending the past two days with these bunch of fellas. Really missed their laughter and sarcastic jokes. Took all the work stress out from me for a couple of days, and enjoyed some moment the way we spent like back in university days.

Work resumes tomorrow, and another month has passed.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

the hot upm issue...

Haha, this may sound really funny, I thought after watching the videoclip of UPM's latest production, I'll get all riled up. But instead, I managed to laugh it off.

Perhaps I'm getting a bit too tired of issues like this. Frankly speaking, the first time I watched the videoclip it never occured to me that it has anything to do with racism. Somehow, us Malaysian always find oppoturnities to stir up a war among races in this country.

I don't like it one bit, but I've learnt to not let it spoil my day.

Don't plan to link the video to this blog, but it's easy to get hold of it. I would recommend everyone to have a view, but let's just discuss it without name-callings and racial insults. I just don't see the point of silly arguments between people who aren't involved in the whole thing. It's hurting the country and they aren't helping.

Friday, July 21, 2006

birthday celebrations...

This probably is by far the sweetest birthday I've ever had.

A few celebrations, meet-ups and calls from plenty of friends.

'The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.'

One of these days, if I am to lose everything in life, I know the one thing I will not lose is friendship. And if there is going to be a day when I lose one of my precious friends, it would be as though I've lost everything in life.

Thank you, friends, for being my friends.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

bon odori...

Been there. So what's the hype?

Anyway, a last minute plan again (after the sudden trip to my ex-housemate's hometown to fish a couple of weeks ago) which was only confirmed late afternoon today, and off we went to Shah Alam's Melawati Stadium.

Perhaps we got there too late, about 8 something, there wasn't a lot of stuff to look at. Some japanese dances joined by hordes of spectators, the stalls were closing and we didn't get to taste much japanese food. So we just walked around and looked at strangers having fun taking pictures with girls in kimonos.

Bumped into my labmate from uni, of all people. Haha, kinda missed her too, didn't contact each other ever since final examinations. Had a lengthy conversation, talked about our current lives and stuff, till the security decided to shut off the lights and force the people out of the stadium, at 9.30pm! What? That's pretty early isn't it?

Anyway, not like I cared much, was sweating like mad over there. So off for dinner at Sunway before dropping back at my old hang out place in SS2. Another weekend has passed.

The following 2 months will be hectic. Let's hope I'll stay healthy and not trying to be too greedy, getting a couple of days off too. Looking forward to meeting my ex-coursemates again end of this month when we'll be collecting our gowns, and hopefully the coursemate gathering and convo dinner next month will be successful.

Dead tired. Haha, pardon the expressionless post, I'm just too lazy to type a proper one.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

looking into the future...

These days, I don't really have the urge to blog. Maybe it's because of the mood, or maybe it's because that my life is kinda boring, I don't know. Anyway, I just can't seem to find anything to write anymore. Nothing interesting is happening in life, and there's nothing much to blog about my work.

Lately, many of my ex-coursemates are writing actively in their friendster blogs. Almost all of them wrote about the good ol' times in university, and how much they miss that kind of life. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who thought university life was a blast. Right now, I'm just happy to have some of the best memories a man can have.

So, fast forward to my current life. I can safely say that I have no problems adapting to my current job (heck, I've been working part time here for the past 8 years), and along the way learning many part and parcels of the business. Good thing is, I've been given oppoturnities to explore new things and ideas, something I am quite fond of doing.

I am now having thoughts of just getting on with life, and scrap the further studies plan. I don't know, this is the hardest decision of my life.

I do not want to be financially dependent on my family for the next few years of my life. I mean, I'm already 23 this year. When I finish postgrad studies I'll be like, maybe 26 or 27. And that is such an old age to begin my career. A career in biotech, which is like non-existent in the country now. There are just too many risks taking this path and I don't have a clue where it'll lead me.

On the other hand, the job I'm having now is secure. I see so much potential in this field and there are plenty of ways to expand the business. Which is a nice thing for the company and for myself too.

I'm imagining the two of myself taking on these two different paths, and in 10 years time I see one with a PhD degree standing in front of the lecture hall giving lessons to a bunch of monkeys who are only concerned whether you'll give them photostated notes later, and another one who have established himself in the industry and financially secure (if he is yet to get a girlfriend, haha...).

I know, I have an entire lifetime to work for money, but for the time being I am very concerned about being financially secure. I don't want to stretch out my hand and ask for money till I'm 27. At 27 some of my friends may even be married already and started families of their own.

I wish to move out and live independently, have a steady career and stable life before I reach 30. And to do that, I would have to be financially equipped.

Dang, just what the hell should I do...

Friday, June 30, 2006

stay alive...

Nothing much to talk about regarding work, but the title isn't related to my work in any way.

I've just returned home after watching the movie 'Stay Alive', which is kinda cool if you asked me. I know, it's working day tomorrow and I'm still awake, but I just feel like I need to write something here to keep the blog alive, for the time being, hehe...

So, the story's about a spooky PS2 game which is under beta testing played by several fools who came across it after the main fool's friend died playing the game. You're supposed to stay alive (duh) in the game and finish off Count Elizabeth (the baddie here) but if you don't and get killed, well, you'll die exactly the same way you die in the game. No prizes for guessing correctly the plots that follow, I'll leave it to yourself to catch the movie in the big screen (support anti-piracy!).

Apparently, this movie's game is based on a true story of Count Elizabeth. I'm not too sure how true is this, but I'm gonna google about it soon just to satisfy my curiosity. How cool would that be if the game's really based on something that's so creepy.

I find the movie not as horrifying as the trailer, much to my disappointment, but it was a good movie nonetheless. Original plot (or did they actually plagiarise from Jackie Chan's Police Story 4?), good concept, nice cast, just not enough gory scenes to satisfy most horror-movie lovers.

I'd give a rating of 8 out of 10, but it may be biased since I enjoy horror movies. Go catch it in the cinema yourself if you doubt my rating, haha...

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Oooooh, guess what I have in my hands now?

"Super Service" written by Jeff and Val Gee.

Satisfy yourself while satisfying customers.

How exciting.

This is what happens when you work in a field totally unrelated to what you study. Bwahahaha...

I wonder how long it'll take before my eyes shut off.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

the lecturer's wedding...

About a week or so has passed, nothing much to write here except that England sucked against Paraguay, hahahaha!!!

Watched the game since it's played early, didn't plan to watch World Cup at all honestly. Not really my type.

Anyway, went to a friend's church wedding today (and skipped work btw). Not really a 'friend' friend, the bride was my lecturer actually, who happens to be a senior in residential college back in uni but she graduated BEFORE I came into the college. The bridegroom is also a senior of mine in college, and he graduated BEFORE the bride came into the college. Damn confusing, whatever. The point is both of them are my superseniors, get it? Went to the wedding with one of my ex-housemates and also a coursemate of mine who took the same paper under this senior of mine, together with some other seniors too. Wow, my first time attending a friend's wedding, this is a sign that we're getting old, hahaha...

Looked like a bunch of 'jakuns' cuz no one knows how much we have to put into the angpow. ;)

So, congratulations Pauline and Joel! May you be blessed with happiness forever!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

crossroads of life...

Okay, so I'll officially begin work on 1st of June. Not what I expected, but you can never expect what's ahead in life.

I'm sorta in a dilemma. See, my family would really like if I stayed in the family business line, so that there will be someone taking care of the business when they retire. I can understand that. My father went through a lot to establish his business, which he is very proud of, and he definitely would be disappointed to see his hard work falling into others' hands. My brother got lucky, he opted to leave and got a job of his own, leaving me to deal with all these. And my parents don't trust my sister to handle the business, and I can see why.

Myself, on the other hand, would prefer to further my studies in what I'm interested in, a postgraduate research in biotechnology. Or at least that's what I think I'm interested in. My supervisor advised me to further my studies overseas, preferably in UK or US. Mind you, those are not really cheap options. To do that, I would desperately need a scholarship to ease the financial burden. Besides, I don't really want to keep stretching out my hands (I need to stop using the word 'hand') to receive allowance from my parents anymore.

Of course, by continuing studies, I am pushing myself into a corner, right into the academic path. A lecturer or something related. I'm not too sure if that's what I want to be. Or can be. I definitely do not want to end up as a scientist trapped in the lab 24/7 like my final university year, but I can't think of any career paths after this, yet.

Another thing is that, my parents hope that, even if I managed to obtain a scholarship to further my studies, I would still come back after that and rejoin the business. If this is what I'll be doing, what's the point of doing my postgrad studies?

I don't know if I'm suitable for the business world. I've never imagined myself in this position. But now that I've graduated, things like these come into the picture naturally, and they're torturing my mind.

Am I the only one having these kind of problems, or everyone feels the same when they graduate?

Sunday, May 28, 2006

myteam vs malaysia... totally crap.

I don't understand. The only thing I learn from this match is that both teams sucked. I can't even remember why I turned on the tv to watch the match in the first place.

Well, at least the national team won 2-1. I can't imagine Shebby celebrating a victory with his ragtag kampung MyTeam. These amateurs played like... amateurs. They can't head the ball, pass, hold or dribble, and their keeper can't make a save if the opposition's shot isn't aimed at him. And I think there were like 10 players who were strechered off the field, and the keeper cramped in the first 30 minutes by just standing in the penalty box.

And the national team? Seeing them struggling against a bunch of amateurs proved what we feared all these while: that local sports are hopeless.

Damn, I need to go sleep now.

Friday, May 26, 2006

xmen the last stand...

Damn, I seriously hate the latest installment of X-Men movies.

How can they possibly kill off Cyclops just like that?! It's like, only 15 minutes from the start and he's dead, even his bloody ruby specs have longer screen time than that guy. What a pity. I don't even know how exactly he died, this really irritates me.

And Prof X, dispersing into thin air? Man, this is totally not what I wanted to watch. I wanna see all the good guys fight side by side, not getting killed off one by one!!!

I guess bringing in so many characters into a 2-hour movie really have its down side. No one shines throughout the movie (other than Wolverine and Storm, but then again these 2 are the main characters), and they don't look or act like those characters in the comic books I grew up reading.

I am so disappointed.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

a survey to waste time...

Don't feel like typing a a lengthy post, do I did a survey instead. Hahahaha, will blog normally some time soon.


1. Male friend: Several of them (You guys know who you are)

2. Female friend: Several of them too, hahaha...

3. Vacation: Trip to Kuala Gula. Man, life in a fishing village is so darn relaxing...


1. Time of day: 2 pm (Yawn, feels like taking a nap)

2. Day of the week: Monday blues

3. Food: Some vege. I hate most vege.

4. Memory: Too bad to remember...


1. Person you saw: My sis.

2. Talked to on the phone: Chang Wang, talking about booking tickets for 'Da Vinci Code', woohoo!!!

3. Hugged: Yean, during last week's farewell dinner.

4. Text: Yean. Damn, she still hasn't replied after 6 bloody hours.

5. messaged over friendster : Kam.


1. What are you doing now? : Doing this stupid survey, hahaha...

2. Wearing : T-shirt and shorts.

3. Better than yesterday : About the same.


1. Is: Gonna more interesting than today.

2. Got any plans: Going back to uni to look for a lecturer and ask her why my name is missing from the results' list.

3. Goal: Succeed in finding my lecturer, who's often missing from her office.

4. Dislikes about tomorrow : Possibility of failing to find my lecturer.


1. Number : 3, 27

2. Song : At the Beginning (Damn old song)

3. Color : Black and blue, my favorite hue

4. Season : Um, it's either rainy or sunny around here...


1. Missing someone : A lot as a matter of fact, I'm missing my coursemates' company and laughter around me...

2. Mood : So so.

3. Wanting : To enjoy my last 2 weeks of holiday before starting work. Travel travel travel!!!


I am a cuddler - Wahahahaha, how false...

I am a morning person - FALSE!

I am a perfectionist - False.

I am an only child - False.

I am currently in my pajamas - False.

I am currently pregnant - What the hell... false.

I am currently single - True.

I am currently suffering from a broken heart - False.

I am left handed - False.

I am addicted to friendster - Some true in it. Only some...

I am online 24/7- False.

I am very shy around the opposite gender - Depends on what kind of people, really.

I bite my nails - True, my friends, very true.

I can be paranoid at times - True.

I currently have a crush on someone - False. But I feel like crushing somebody...

I currently regret something that I have done - False.

When I get mad I curse frequently - False.

I enjoy country music - False.

I enjoy jazz music - False.

I enjoy smoothies - Partly true.

I enjoy talking on the phone - False.

I have a cell phone - True.

I have a hard time paying attention at school - False.

I have a hidden talent - True true!!! hahaha...

I have a lot to learn - Perhaps true...

I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal - Plenty there...

I have a tendency to fall for the "wrong" guy/girl - Yeah, true I guess...

I have all my grandparents - False. Damn, I have bloody lot of grandparents ok?

I have at least one brother and/or sister - True.

I have been told that I am smart - And also handsome, cool, clever, and everything nice, hahahaha...

I have been told that I have an unusual sense of humor - Wickedly true.

I have broken a bone - False.

I have changed a diaper - False.

I have changed a lot over the past year - If you're talking about my hair, well...

I have done something illegal - True, sigh...

I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color - False.

I have had major/minor surgery - True, when I was really young even I couldn't remember it myself. Was told about it by my mother.

I have killed another person - Would it sound too fake if I answered true?

I have had my hair cut within the last week - False.

I have had the cops called on me - False.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

hey there...

...guess who had just just finished studying? ; )

Time to take a rest, have some fun, think a while, before I get back to blogging.


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

end of a chapter...

Wow, only another week or so in university. I'm so gonna miss this lifestyle.

Second paper out of the window this noon, that was my last ever biology-related exam. Two more left, logical thinking and basic Korean language. Life ain't that hard after all.

You know, the past couple of weeks have been really emotional. Not that I'm showing that on my face (when do you see me make facial expressions anyway?), but I've been spending a lot of time doing stuffs that I did ever so frequently that I won't be doing that often anymore in the future.

Stuffs like going to the market at 7am to buy ingredients for lunch.

Stuffs like hanging out at mamak stalls for a weekend Liverpool match.

Stuffs like playing football with my coursemates, even though most of us can't kick to save our lives.

Stuffs like chatting till wee hours in the morning with the housemates, and waking up half past noon.

Stuffs like arguing with coursemates whether an M13 or pBR322 makes a better cloning vector.

Stuffs like living a university life.

Man, I hope time stops, right at this moment.

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Oh cool, my computer chose the best possible time to die on me, going kamikaze together with my thesis. What a great way to end my university life. I really got f***ed upside down by lady luck this time.

Where are miracles when we need them most?

Silly me, they only happen in books. Screw technology.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

ice ice baby...

Everything's cool, baby, everything's cool.

Finals, here I come.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

make it short...

The long hair of Livingmonolith
January 2003 - March 2006
Rest in Peace
Short hair. It's feels really weird. This must be the shortest haircut I've ever had. And hair gel sucks. Why do people cut short hair and apply gel? It's bloody uncomfortable. Am I regretting it? Bloody sure I am. Now I realize everyone give lousy advices. And still dare to come to me and say my old hairstyle looked better. Hahaha, that's amusing. Crap.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

busy as usual...

Assignments, tests, presentations, thesis report. What else to expect?

I freaking hate hypocrites. If you're too busy to organize another test, then don't. No one's forcing you to. It was never in the schedule anyway. Don't simply blame us because you are the one who wanna help to pull up grades for 'some' people. If that's what you wanna do then don't complain in front of the lecture hall. What a whole load of bullshit.

Important date: 8/5/2006.

Last day of uni life. That's like, 40 odd days left.

Monday, March 13, 2006

to all friends and family of John...

Friends and family of SIlent Scream

This is just to inform you that Silent Scream's lead vocalist, John Samuel Oommen has been hospitalized. John was badly assaulted in his attempt to aid an old lady who was being carjacked by 3 armed men. In the events that followed, the armed men slashed John's neck with a 'parang', resulting in severe lost of blood. He was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital. Despite what had happened, the 3 armed assailant is still on the loose.

The injury incurred were severe. The 'parang' very narrowly missed a few major arteries in the neck, sparing any irreversible damage, and possibly fatality. Thanks to the effort of the emergency medical team, John is in stable condition and is now resting in the hospital.

We hope that you can join us as we pray for John's recovery and the prompt arrests of the 3 armed assailants. More importantly, we hope to spread the message over the importance of keeping one's vigilance over their own safety, especially when driving late at night in the streets of Kuala Lumpur. The world is seemingly becoming a dangerous place.

Your sincerely, Silent Scream

Damn. Never thought I'll be reading this sort of news happening to someone I know. This really sucks. Makes you realize that there are so many important things in life.

Get well soon, John. I'm praying that you'll be back on your feet as healthy as ever.

The assailants will get what they deserved. Cruel bastards.

Photos galore...

As promised, tons of photos uploaded here. Enjoy!

First stop of my Chenderiang trip: Bidor's Duck Drumstick Noodles.

Lata Kinjang.

With my coursemates.

Kellie's Castle.

Stairway in Kellie's Castle.

Feels like I'm at some western country.

21th Cafe (Don't ask me how to pronounce the shop's name).

That 21th Cafe (See? I'm not lying about the name).

A photo in a photo.

One of the caves in Ipoh.

Old railway track at Kuala Kangsar's wild boar hunting village.

Tualang's famous prawns.

Having lunch at Krissada ala Thai in Sunway Mas after the trip.

Japanese lunch buffet at Shogun in One Utama.

KL Tower.

That, my friend, is VI.

This is the thrill: G Force X!!!

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the one on the right is me.

Friday, March 10, 2006

lengthy break...

Wow, took quite a long break from blogging. And not missing it too, hahaha...

Let's see. A short summary of what happened for the past couple of weeks:

Last Thursday I went to the movies with some coursemates, watched Final Destination 3. Not bad if you're planning to scare your heart out, though it didn't really have any effect on me.

I left to Chenderiang last Friday morning (since my thesis labwork has officially ended) to visit my coursemate's hometown with several others just to take a break from studies. A few of them were attempting to shirk off stress from thesis troubles too, btw. We had some pretty relaxing moments; waterfall trip to Lata Kinjang, Kellie's Castle, Kampar's famous chicken-in-bread, Bidor's duck drumstick noodles, rural Tualang's reknown prawn dishes, Kampar's version of "Greentown", Kuala Kangsar's wild boar hunting village. Came back on Sunday noon. Pretty cool trip, I'll try to upload some photos if I have the time.

Went to Shogun in One Utama on Wednesday afternoon for a Japanese buffet. Spent a whopping RM 50 for that meal, but worth it. You're hearing it from me, definitely a recommended place for a decent Japanese meal.

Planning to go to KL Tower with my housemates tomorrow to experience the Reverse Bungee, or something like that. I don't really know what it is called, but that's not important. I just wanted to experience the thrill.

I sound as though I've finished studies, haha, well my thesis draft will be due next month actually. So I need to resume the busy schedule next week.

But with university life ending in a couple of months time, I would really want to enjoy every moment while they last, and spare the regrets. These coming two months will, hopefully, be a blast.

Monday, February 27, 2006

shitty syabas...

Here's a riddle:

What's clear and smells like shit?

Bugger, that's the water supply in PJ. It smells like shit, and I'm not saying literally. It really smells like SHIT! What the hell is Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS) doing?!

SYABAS my foot. When they said there'll be water distruption, I was like 'fine, I can live without water supply for a couple of days, there are other places with water'.

I didn't expect it to be 'the-supply-is-still-there-but-it-smells-like-shit' distruption.

Makes you think twice (make it a gazillion times) before choosing the place for dinner around PJ.

Shitshitshitshitshitshitshit... And I still have a test tomorrow morning. Arghhh!!! The stress!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2006


Ever heard of karma?


Perhaps these will ring a bell:

Mourinho angry at Messi 'provocation'


Rafa: Is Robben in hospital?


What do they call it again? 'A taste of your own medicine'?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

good morning...

Hey hey, I'm back from a short hiatus, haha...

Just finished the last of my three tests this week, and right now I'm blogging in my lab while waiting for an electrophoresis at 5 in the morning. This is a great start to a great day!

Yeah, really. Despite the fact that the thermocycler was wrecked earlier in the week, which would result in a delay of my labwork for N months (and a possibility of extending a semester), I'm feeling pretty good.

And like 20 hours of sleep for the entire week? Man, I still feel gooood.

Don't know what got into me, but looking on the brighter side, this life is good. Heck, my life have been great. Yep. Let's celebrate life.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

talking football again...

In a bizarre midweek action none of the top 5 teams manage to get full points from their fixtures. Okay, fine, I'll say top six just to include Arsenal.

With Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd losing, it seemed like a golden oppoturnity for Liverpool to improve on the standings but a freak own goal by Alonso condemned Liverpool to their second draw at Anfield. Thankfully, Chelsea were held by Villa or else the gap would look real embarassing even for us to finish second.

Perhaps a little too bitter, but it was a good lesson to learn as to not fool around even though you're against a team with ten men. Liverpool wasted chances after chances and in the end conceded a late goal. Not even Robbie 'God' Fowler can save us despite his breathtaking overhead kick goal which was ruled offside (correctly, damn) in the final seconds. Finnan had a rare penalty claim turned down as he was nudged from the back while breaking free during a swift counterattack, Morientes, Crouch and Garcia were all guilty of screwing up simple shots. It didn't help with Birmingham players camping in their 6 yard box blocking out all the attempts.

Sigh, nevermind lah. At least the other teams didn't get three points. Winning the league looks so far now, but the second qualification spot to CL is a very realistic target. This weekend will be fun with the Chelsea-Liverpool match coming up, just pray that Liverpool may surprise the Chelsea camp in their own backyard.

Oh, and btw, Daniel Agger rocks!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Read this, and weep.

Rest in peace, Malaysia.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

all pray to the almighty god...

Robbie Fowler 'The God' is back. It's time to paint the town red.

After a disastrous period where Fowler seemingly drifted into faraway corners in the country, the God has finally came back to where he belong.

He may not be the best striker in the country right now, but he remains the true Red all Liverpudlians love. Hopefully his prolific form of old returns together with him to Liverpool.

All hail the GOD!

Monday, January 23, 2006

ah damn...

Liverpool lost 1-0 to Man Utd.

Hoo boy, didn't see that coming. I really wanted to say that Man Utd didn't deserve the win, but let's face the fact: Liverpool did not do enough to earn the point. Toothless attack, as many would say. You don't expect to win high profile matches like this if you can only blaze the ball over the bar with the empty net 6 yards in front of you.

Ferdinand scored a good goal. Man Utd played well. It only hurts because the goal came in injury time. Had they scored earlier it would be a lot easier to digest the pain. I hate last-minute goals, but Liverpool has their fair share of luck throughout the season too. So yeah, credit to Man Utd. Neville with his regular anti-Scouse celebration, but no big deal really. I really can't imagine if people would try to bring it up later cuz it's just a stupid argument. I mean, every Liverpool fan hates Neville, so it's natural that the feeling's mutual.

In the end of the day, the only winner would be Chelsea as they pull further away. But pray and with fingers crossed that Liverpool will do well enough for the maiden place. One match doesn't determine the course of the entire season.

Let's hope that the only thing Liverpool lost today is the bragging rights.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

food for thought...

Saw this in friendster's buletin board...

1) New York City has 11 letters.
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.
4) George W Bush has 11 letters.

This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:
1) New York is the 11th state.
2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 =11
4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers.6+5 = 11
5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11
6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:
1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4= 11.
3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3+ 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.
4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

Now this is where things get totally eerie:
The most recognised symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle.The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo,while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."

That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran. Still unconvinced about all of this..?!
Try this and see how you feel afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:

Open Microsoft Word and do the following:
1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.
2. Highlight the Q33 NY.
3. Change the font size to 48.
4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS

What do you think now?!

You really wanna know what I'm thinking now? This is one heck of a lengthy bullshit.

Tell you what, George Washington Bush has 20 freaking letters, okay? Tissue paper has 11 letters, so it must have something to do with the bombing. Wow, what a discovery!

That's not all, look. 911 days after the terrorist attack, I was channel surfing in my living room. Isn't that a freaky coincidence? Man, I am so shocked that it happened on that day! And hey, coincidence has, like, 11 letters! Oh my, this is so darn freaky people!!!

Okay, let's get serious now. I am pretty disturbed reading these stuff written.

I'm sick with people trying to justify the fact that deaths of hundreds of innocent lives has something to do with words from the holy book, because IT DOESN'T. Lives are lost because of IDIOTS who can't think properly with their brains, and the consequences of living with these numbskulls result in tragedies like this.

You don't KILL in the name of religion.

So what if the author of the useless script above managed to find facts relating to the number 11? What the hell is the significance of the number 11 in the first place? Why, in the bloody hell, does the author even thought of writing such bullshit in the first place? Aaargh!!!!

I almost feel like ripping off both my arms reading this piece of shit.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

a brand new year...

It's been a healthy two weeks since my last post and I just feel like it's about time to update.

I'm feeling a bit exhausted, largely due to the fact that the new semester has just begun and I'm still trying to revert back to normal sleeping hours. The other reason would be the crazy workload for my thesis project, which saw me working overtime for the past week. Barely had time to sleep, let alone concentrate in lectures.

Thankfully this sem I'll be taking plenty of lightweight papers, it is my final sem after all (provided that I don't screw up). Besides, with my CGPA mathematically out from 1st class, there's nothing much to look forward to. And the introduction of standard curves in grades didn't help much. Thus, I've decided to let my hair down and enjoy this semester and make up lost times.

For my thesis, though, my supervisor had just gave me a deadline for my labwork, which is on Valentine's. By that time I'm supposed to have gathered all the results that I need and start concentrating on my draft instead. Now, as each of my protocol would require a minimum of 10 successive hours to complete, and having at least 9 more of this protocol before I can finalise my benchwork, I've came up with a conclusion: I would be seriously deprived of sleep by the time I hand in my results.

Already had a preview of this hectic schedule. I spent the past three days attempting to finish three protocols in a row plus attending lectures at the same time. My Thursday lectures begin at 9am and end at 8pm, then headed straight to the lab and worked till late evening yesterday (Saturday). Some occasional breaks in between, obviously, to take showers and meals and catnaps. It'll be a long month till 14th of February.

Studies aside, this New Year has been unimpressive on a personal pov. No celebrations this year, too busy and occupied to organize a gathering like the ones we had for the past few years. The poor turnout also adds to my decision for the no-show this year. Instead of working my ass off trying to gather up old friends who don't really give a damn anyway, I spent the eve out having a drink with a coursemate while enjoying a live telecast of Liverpool vs West Brom.

Which feels a lot better cuz Liverpool won 1-nil.