Friday, November 08, 2002


"Women come and go, engineering will last forever" - Julian Khoo Chin Chuan

Thursday, November 07, 2002

Angle of the night
angel of the nite,
you come by once or twice,
enough for me to feel oh so nice,

i'll wait for the day
when this angel will come and stay
and we'll talk through the nite
Note to Self
These will be the subject that i'll be taking:
BEW1601, ECE3102, ECE3402, ECE3502, ECE3602, ECE3603, ECE3703, ECE3905, ECE4416, ECE4507, ECE4509, ECE4710, ECE4908

And this would be the transaction number:

Thought of the moment:
"5 down and 1 more to go (exam papers)"

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Lady in Pink

Lady in pink can't find a link,
that makes you oh so hot,
it must me the whole package i think,
that makes you better than the lot,

Monday, October 28, 2002

Judgement Day

the time has come to prove a point,
exams tomorrow, not much of a choice,
hope my stress won't reach a boiling point,
either way when it's all over, i'll rejoice
Exams are here

Exams are here again 2

what else can we do but pray?
we stuff everything in,
then regurgitate it out.

so what's the point?
and how will we fare?
too late now babe,
hope this won't be a living night mare.

Thought of the moment:
"This goes out to my mates in ECSE who would be going through hell in the next week"

Monday, October 14, 2002

The ramblings of a sleepy head....

soo sleepy yet so far,
work incomplete and undone,
ain't gonna be an easy war,
not by a long run

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Something twisted is going on....

what a while since i've seen your smile,
is your life full of carefree and joy?
all i have to do is wait and dial,
"ooi can call me back ar, i'm on pre-paid lar"

Sunday, October 06, 2002

For a brother

we communicate less,
when it does it brings about hate,
i let things come and go,
but things stay same (maybe it's fate).

so pack up your thoughts let it all out,
make it good and make it count,
coz when i'm ready to blow up,
baby, you better watch out.

Written by Foong Hoh Yun

Wednesday, October 02, 2002


i am so bored,
yet i have no reason to,
i'm surounded with work,
and have lots to do,

yet i'm still restless,
i feeling like knocking myself senseless,
i crack my head open,
why can't it work (would it require some potion).

i sit, i stare,
i look around the room and aware,
my mind goes through so much wear and tear,
but i'm unproductive i swear

so i'll keep on trying ,
till i feel like crying,
i should stop writing
cos it's tiring :)

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Exams are here again

A semester has passed, assignments are still due, and the exams are in 29 days.

My exam schedule is like the following:

ECE3207 29/10
ECE3907 30/10
ECE4711 31/10
ECE4412 1/11
ECE4414 4/11
ECE3704 11/11

Thought of the moment:
" Shit happens !!!"

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Split the bill

The title is one of the offers by Herald Sun, where collecting coupons from newspapers would enable the individual to go to participating restaurants and get food for half price. For this trip the attendees are: Sean, Mervin, Carrie, Julian, Wan Sze, Colin, Sng, Susan, Ying and myself. The food is interesting with a mix of asian dishes as well as western food, to spice it up, we shared a bottle of wine.

The after dinner event was Crown, where the guys tried their luck. I didn't participate but i did keep them company. Then it was back home for everybody. Now back to reality with all the assignments, works, mid-semesters, and no-ends.


Thought at the moment:

Sunday, August 25, 2002

Off to CROWN

Yes i know that the title implied that i went there to gamble, but no i didn't. Sean went there to meet his friends Kenneth and Ee Ling. Meanwhile, me and colin were making use of the free games gives to us at Bar Code by some hot chick. (hey free games and a good oppertunity to please the eyes? Why not?)

After that, we proceeded to the movies to see Mr. Deeds. It was damn funny, i guess that is just the kind of show to just release. It was a bit unexpected unlike Adam Sandler's previous shows. It had many funny parts but also a strong story to go by. It was an all rounder, it could have been a guys-night-out movie or one that you would see with a chick.

Post movie was in the casino eating the 2 AUS fnc(Fish and Chips)

Thought of the moment:
"How nice would it be like to inherit 1 billion US dollars?"

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Work, work, work

Yeap uni is in full swing with assignments coming in and workload piling up. Ah isn't that just life? Still trying to be productive....


Thought of the moment:
"The price we have to pay for bandwidth"

Monday, August 12, 2002


I have just returned from a weekend of snow boarding, and yeah it is as cool. Shortly i'll pur up some pics from it. I spent the first day and a half learning 101 ways of falling badly, before actually getting the hang of it. Pity i had to leave so soon, but well realityhad to comeback somehow.

I am still trully tired and my body aches in so many places. Luckily nothing got broken, i kinda got scared my first i saw guys being brought down the hill on stretchers. Julian said "you would know it's me, just follow the trail of blood", hehe.

Well cheers mr. blog sorry for not writing in such a long time.

Thought of the day:
"Living in a winter wonderland"

Saturday, July 27, 2002

1st week is over

Yes, the first week out of 13 is over, i finally sorted our my subjects. Yes there was a screw-up because i managed to fail 4 out of 6 subjects. Looking forward to doubling my efforts this semester.

Now the weather is sunny with clear skies. Let's hope it stays that way.


Thought of the moment:
"i feel so full"

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Home Sweet Home

Yeap exams are over and i'm back in Malaysia. I am so enjoying doing nothing while i'm back here, as well as savouring the local cousine. Well just wanted to drop a word. Cheers!!!

Thought of the moment:
"My hands hurt and i've twisted my ankle"

Sunday, June 23, 2002

6 Down 3 To Go!!

Exams are really getting to me, i'm starting to get bad dreams about how i just go to them unprepared, or how i just can't seem to arrivt there. I have less than 24 hours before my next paper.

Thought of the moment:

Tuesday, June 18, 2002


Italy was leading in the game till the 89th minute, then equalizer. In the 28th minute, golden GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew Lim Han Yung (0:01 AM) :
i can't sleep to!!
Andrew Lim Han Yung (0:01 AM) :

Heng yu (0:02 AM) :

Carolyn (0:03 AM) :
that's so cool
Carolyn (0:03 AM) :
i was hoping korea was gonna win
Carolyn (0:05 AM) :
that sooo rocks :)

SeanWoods (0:04 AM) :

randalsage (0:37 AM) :
randalsage (0:37 AM) :
heheh.. was it what you wanted?
Ming Tze (0:37 AM) :
yep hehe
Ming Tze (0:37 AM) :
hrm yeap was hoping korea wud win
randalsage (0:38 AM) :
you should check it out... all the gwailos were like ... pissed and all the asians here were like shaking hands and hugging each other... haha... even though we didn't know each other and there wasn't a single korean around...
Ming Tze (0:38 AM) :

Norwin - RaMsEY^ (11:33 AM) :
yeah babbbeee.....korea rocks...

Me(for the next day or so):
GOAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Korea rules!!!!!!

Haven't been so excited this World Cup till this game. Cheers Korea, God bless us all.

Monday, June 17, 2002

All Is Good (I Hope)

I had a 2.30 paper for computer architecture, it was a paper that i was unprepared for. Well worst case scenario is just a repeat. It ended at 5.30, night time in Melbourne area, managed to stop by Crown. I had buffet and ordered a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, then i proceded to bacarat to win back 150 bucks. So i managed to make some money and had a good time, all in all a good day except for my paper. We'll see how it goes.

Thought of the day:
" Things just keep on getting better"
Here is a very interesting fact!!

Brazil last won the world cup in 1994.

Before that they won it in 1970.

Add 1970 and 1994, it equals 3964.

Argentina last won the world cup in 1986.

Before that they won it in 1978.

Add 1978 and 1986, it equals 3964.

Germany last won in 1990.

Before that they won in 1974.

Add 1990 and 1974, it equals 3964.

So going by this logic, the winner of the 2002 world cup

is the same as the 3964 - 2002 = 1962 world cup.

The 1962 world cup was won by Brazil.

Malaysian fans too have reason to rejoice :

Malaysia has never won the world cup so we'll probably win it

in the Year 3964. :-)
The ultimate soccer fan

A man had great tickets for the FA cup final. As he sits down,another man comes over and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him.

"No,"he says. "The seat is empty."

"This is incredible!" said the man. "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the FA Cup Final, the biggest sporting event in Britain, and not use it?"

He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come with me, but she passed away. This is the first Cup Final we haven't been to together since we got married."

"Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else - a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the seat?"

The man shakes his head. "No they're all at the funeral."

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

A thousand Marbles

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the kitchen with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it.

I turned the volume up on my radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning talk show. I heard an older sounding chap with a golden voice. You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business himself. He was talking about "a thousand marbles" to someone named "Tom". I was intrigued and sat down to listen to what he had to say.

"Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job. I'm sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away from home and your Family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet. Too bad you missed your daughter's dance recital".

He continued, "Let me tell you something Tom, something that has helped me keep a good perspective on my own priorities".

And that's when he began to explain his theory of a "thousand marbles".

"You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years". "Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900 which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime. Now stick with me Tom, I'm getting to the important part".

"It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail", he went on, "and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy". "So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to roundup 1000 marbles. I took them home and put them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in my workshop next to the radio.

Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away". "I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight". "Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife
out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure if I make it until next Saturday then God has blessed me with a little extra time to be with my loved ones......

"It was nice to talk to you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your loved ones, and I hope to meet you again someday. Have a good morning!". You could have heard a pin drop when he finished. Even the show's moderator didn't have anything to say for a few moments. I guess he gave us all a lot to think about.I had planned to do some work that morning, then go to the gym. Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss."C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids to breakfast."

"What brought this on"? she asked with a smile. "Oh, nothing special", I said. "It has just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. Hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out? I need to buy some marbles."


May God bless you in all you do.
- Author unknown
The Dancer In Me
Inspired by Shuren

oh look at sharon in front of the screen,
as happy as can be,
she's found a job which she's fond of,
i bet she's smiling with glee.

so if you're glum and slouching over,
there'll always be work to do,
then you'll get your share of fun,
get to shout out and run,
you could always pack up and leave,

so sit up right and get it straight,
you're lucky you've got a job,
your dreams will always drive you,
so don't be such a slob,

so william thinks he rhymes,
what an idiot what a swine,(snort)
he wouldn't know about working life,
all he knows is how to sip wine,

you'll always have somebody to talk to,
and perhaps sit down and dine,
so when work gets you down,
swallow it down with a pint,(hehe)

Thought of the moment:
"If only we all could find a job that we truly enjoyed"

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Weird Things You Would Never Know!!

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

A snail can sleep for three years.

No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. - SCARY!!!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left handed.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.

Don't forget to pass these weird facts on to everyone you know. They will get a kick out of it !!

Saturday, June 01, 2002


Two men waiting at the gates of Heaven strike up a conversation.
"How did you die?" the first man asks the second.
"I froze to death," says the second.
"That's awful," says the first man. "How does it feel to freeze to death?"
"It's very uncomfortable at first", says the second man.
"But in the end it isn't too bad. How did you die?"
"I had a heart attack," says the first man. "I knew my wife was cheating on me, so one day I went home unexpectedly. I found her alone in the bedroom, doing some knitting. Then I ran all over the house looking for the man, starting in the basement, but just as I got to the attic, I had a massive heart attack and died."

The second man shakes his head. "That's so ironic." "What do you mean?" asks the first man. "If you had only stopped to look in the freezer, we'd both still be >alive."

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Mahathir’s pending meeting with the Pope significant
This article was taken of
THE impending visit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad to the Vatican at the invitation of Pope John Paul II is significant in many ways.

Historically, he will be the first Malaysian leader to meet the Pontiff, the spiritual leader of the Catholic world.

More significantly, he will enter into a global inter-faith dialogue in the search for common ground to build a better world of tomorrow.

The visit is welcomed by all Malaysians, regardless of their religious or political persuasions.

It is a recognition of our Prime Minister’s growing international stature as a pragmatic, progressive and moderate Muslim statesman, the leader of a prosperous, harmonious and united multi-religious nation in a world littered with casualties of so-called ethnic cleansing and religious conflicts.

Far from the days when he was called a recalcitrant and more often than not, found himself almost a lone voice against a chorus of criticism, Dr Mahathir is today very much sought after by world leaders, including the American President George W. Bush, for his views.

The Sept 11 terrorist attacks on the United States seem to be the turning point.

Dr Mahathir’s close rapport with both the West and the Islamic world seems to put him in a strategic position to play a greater role in helping to address some of the world conflicts, particularly the Middle East issue.

He reckons that the Palestinian situation will take centre stage during his meeting with the Pope in the Vatican as it affects not only the Muslims but also the Christians.

But we believe the meeting will showcase to the world that differences in religion and culture are no barrier to peace and harmony as proven by Malaysia, an Islamic nation that allows different faiths to flourish.

We also believe that the fight against terrorism in the aftermath of Sept 11 will feature in the discussion and that will provide an excellent forum to clear up the misconception that the West has with regard to Islam and terrorism.

Obviously, Dr Mahathir is mindful of the local implications of the historic meeting with the Pope and he has sought the backing of his Cabinet.

We strongly believe that the meeting should rise above party politics and should be supported wholeheartedly by Malaysians of all faiths.

In a world sadly polarised by cultural, religious and ethnic differences, any dialogue is positive and should be supported.

In this respect, we concur with Umno Youth leader Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein when he expressed his hope that the meeting would set a new tone of co-operation between Muslims and Christians in the world.

Dr Mahathir should know that he has the full blessing of the nation in his meeting with the Pope, now that even Opposition leaders like PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat and DAP chairman Lim Kit Siang have given their full support.

We wish you every success, Mr Prime Minister.

Sunday, May 26, 2002

My england very powderful...

A slip of my tongue cased me to say to Belinda:"do you want with your sandwich some cheese, onions, dijon and toyota...." . Yeah i meant to say tomato, but the damage has been done.

Yeah i'm blogging late because i just came back from Marshalls. Dead tired, but it's not as though i did anything productive. Let's see math assignment due on wednesday, electronics project due on thursday and also a lab test on thursday.

Did you know that Australians pay only 500Aus fro their course and the international counterparts(like me) pay about 7.5kAus? Just a fact, perhaps that's the reason why some can afford to be in their 4th year of a 3 year course.

I somehow have the feeling that i'm gonna be that kinda of individual. At least these words of advise from my parents will stick with me:"try to focus and try your best".

All the best to all my classmates and friends who are going through their exams/finals.

Thought of the moment:

Thursday, May 23, 2002


Di sebuah sekolah rendah Kg Melaka seorg guru sedang mengajar mata pelajaran matematik. Tiap kali dia mengajar dia tengok salah seorg anak murid dia asyik meludah kat tapak tangan kemudian gosok kat kepala. hari2guru ni perhatikan tabiat anak muridnya itu, satu hari dia tanya.

guru: Atan! dtg depan sini
atan: saya dtg cikgu
guru: tiap kali saya mengajar saya lihat awak ludah tapak tangan kemudian sapu kat kepala awak, mengapa awak buat macam tu?
atan: saya tak faham matematik cikgu saya buat macam ni supaya apa yang cikgu ajar senang masuk dalam otak saya.
guru: siapa yg ajar atan macam tu?
atan: emak saya cikgu.
guru : apa yg emak cakap?
atan: cikgu bila malam saya tidor dengan ayah dan emak saya, lampu semua tutup, saya dengar emak saya cakap dengan ayah saya "kalau susah2 nak masuk sapu air ludah tang kepala"

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

A girl and her daddy

Her hair was up in a ponytail
Her favourite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
And she couldn't wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her,
That she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand,
If she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;
She knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
Of why he wasn't there today.

But still her mother worried,
For her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
She tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school,
Eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never see
A dad who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in back,
For everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
Anxious in their seats.

One by one the teacher called,
A student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
As seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name,
Every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
For a man who wasn't there.

"Where's her daddy at?"
She heard a boy call out.
"She probably doesn't have one,"
Another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,
She heard a daddy say,
"Looks like another deadbeat dad,
Too busy to waste his day."

The words did not offend her,
As she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher,
Who told her to go on.

And with hands behind her back,
Slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
Came words incredibly unique.

"My Daddy couldn't be here,
Because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
Since this is such a special day.

And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
And how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories
He taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
And taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes,
And ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him,
I'm not standing here alone.

"Cause my daddy's always with me,
Even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
He'll forever be in my heart"

With that, her little hand reached up,
And lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
Beneath her favourite dress.

And from somewhere in the crowd of dads,
Her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
Who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love
Of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
Doing what was right.

And when she dropped her hand back down,
Staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
But its message clear and loud.

"I love my daddy very much,
He's my shining star.
And if he could, he'd be here,
But heaven's just too far.

You see he was a fireman
And died just this past year
When airplanes hit the towers
And taught Americans to fear.

But sometimes when I close my eyes,
It's like he never went away."
And then she closed her eyes,
And saw him there that day.

And to her mother's amazement,
She witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
All starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them,
Who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
They saw him at her side.

"I know you're with me Daddy,"
To the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
Of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,
For each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
Was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
By the love of her shining bright star.
And given the gift of believing,
That heaven is never too far

They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them,
but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this phrase to the people you'll never forget and remember to send it also to the person that sent it to you. It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.

Take the live and love.
Jim and Mary were both patients in a Mental Hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sunk to the bottom and stayed there. Mary promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out. When the medical director became aware of Mary's heroic act he immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as he now considered her to be mentally stable.

When he went to tell Mary the news he said, "Mary, have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged because since you were able to jump in and save the life of another patient, I think you've regained your senses. "The bad news is, Jim, the patient you saved, hung himself with his bathrobe belt in the bathroom. I am so sorry, but he's dead."

Mary replied, "He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry.

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

[During November 1995, a clever (and slightly risqué) story was widely circulated on the Internet concerning a statement Neil is supposed to have made during the Apollo 11 EVA. At the suggestion of several readers,
let me state that Neil never said "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" at any time during the mission. Indeed, on November 28, 1995, Neil wrote, " I understand that
the joke is a year old. I first heard it in California delivered by (comedian) Buddy Hackett".]

On July 20, 1969, as Commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon, "THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," were televised to earth and heard by millions. But just before he reentered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark "GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY." Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American Space Programs.

Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled. On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

In 1938 when he was a kid in a small midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit the ball, and it landed in his neighbor's yard by the bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky.



Thought of the moment:
"You just don't know what the future will bring"

Saturday, May 18, 2002

Star Wars : Episode 2

Let's just say that this must have been the best star wars episode that i have seen yet. Very tasty and alot of room for character developement. And dare i say it, Yoda can fight! The graphics were just breathtaking, just a pity that the story of anakin and his mother is so tragic, plus it seems like he and luke, they are cursed to loose both of their right hands/ arms in lightsaber fights.

Oh and i just wanna say it again, "YODA CAN FIGHT!!!!!!", woo hoooo. I think that has to be the best part of the show.

Here's another question plaguing my mind, would you or any other good son/daughter/friend do what anakin did to the Tuscan raiders?

Thought of the moment:
"Yoda can fight!!!!!"

Friday, May 17, 2002

Spiderman Vs. Blade 2

Luckily i managed to watch both the above films in that particular order. Coz if i didn't i would be dissapointed with the ending of spidey. Blade 2 was filled with so much action that i don't think there can be any other movie that can even come close to it, and yes that even includes ep 2.(that's a totally different story all together. I would like to thank the internet and file sharing software(namely Kazaa) for the free screening of these 2 excellent shows. I'll be going for ep. 2 on saturday, so perhaps i could mention a thing or 2 about it.

Peace people.

Thought of the day:
"party's over" - Mace Windu

Monday, May 13, 2002

This is an exact replica of a supposedly actual letter
a daughter wrote to her parents from college.

Dear Mom and Dad,

It has now been three months since I left for college.
I have been remiss in writing this and I am very sorry
for my thoughtlessness in not having written before.
I will bring you up to date now, but, before you read
on, please sit down.


Well then, I am getting along pretty well now. The
skull fracture and the concussion I got when I jumped
out of the window of my dormitory when it caught fire
shortly after my arrival are pretty well healed now. I
only get those sick headaches once a day.

Fortunately the fire in the dormitory and my jump were
witnessed by an attendant at the gas station near the
dorm, and he was the one who called the fire
department and the ambulance.

He also visited me at the hospital and, since I had
nowhere to live because of the burned out dormitory,
he was kind enough to invite me to share his apartment
with him. It's really a basement room, but it's kind

He is a very fine boy and we have fallen deeply in
love and are planning to be married. We haven't set
the exact date yet, but it will be before my pregnancy
begins to show.

Yes, Mother and Dad, I am pregnant. I know how much
you are looking forward to being grandparents and I
know you will welcome the baby and give it the love,
devotion and tender care you gave me when I was a

The reason for the delay in our marriage is that my
boyfriend has some minor infection which prevents us
from passing our pre- marital blood tests,and I
carelessly caught it from him. This will soon clear up
with the penicillin injections I am having daily.

I know you will welcome him into our family with open
arms. He is kind and,although not well educated, he is
ambitious. Although he is of a different race and
religion than ours, I know your often expressed
tolerance will not permit you to be bothered by the
fact that his skin color is somewhat different than

I am sure you will love him as I do. His family
background is good too, for I am told that his father
is an important gun-bearer in the village from which
he came.

Now that I have brought you up to date, I want to tell
you that the truth is there was no dormitory fire, I did not have a
concussion or a skull fracture.I was not in the
hospital, I am not pregnant, I am not engaged. I do
not have syphilis and there is no man in my life.

However, I am getting a 'D' in History and an 'F' in
Science and I wanted you to see those marks in the
proper perspective. Anyway this news is better than
those above.

Your Loving Daughter.

The point of this? i hope i don't have to resort to these kinda letter IF i fail any subjects. Hope that never happens.

Sunday, May 12, 2002

If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you," and certainly there's
another chance to say our "Anything I can do?"
But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.
So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Taken from a chain mail from Joanna
Here's something that i got from Sean. Well at least it's still counted as a blog.

SeanWoods (11:32 AM) :
One day, Pete complained to his friend, "I caught my finger in a door and it really hurts. I guess I should go see a doctor." His friend said, "Don't do that. There's a computer at the drug store that can diagnose anything quicker and cheaper than a doctor. Simply put in a sample of your urine, and the computer will diagnose your problem and tell you what you can do about it. It only costs $10.00." Pete figured he had nothing to lose, so he filled a jar with a urine sample and went to the drug store. Finding the computer, he poured in the sample and deposited the $10.00. The computer started making some noise and various lights started flashing. After a brief pause, out popped a small slip of paper which read: You have a moderate finger sprain. Soak your finger in warm water, avoid heavy labor. It will be better in two weeks. That evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was and how it would change medical science forever, he began to wonder if this could be fooled. He decided to give it a try. He mixed together some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, and urine samples from his wife and daughter. To top it off, he picked his nose and put it into the concoction. He went back to the drug store, located the computer, poured in the sample and deposited the $10.00. The machine again made the usual noises, flashed lights, and printed out the following analysis: Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo. Your daughter is using cocaine. Put her in a rehabilitation clinic. Your wife is pregnant . . . twin girls. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer. And if you don't stop picking your nose, your finger will never get better.

Thought of the moment:

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Just Another Week

Still just a normal week. I'll just post up my horoscope. My exams are in about a months time, i hope some of you guys will pray for me. I booked a ticket for returning to Malaysia on the 3rd. Can't wait for the mamak stalls and all other good things Malaysian.

For ages you have been telling yourself that you would relax when eveything was done. But the pile of work or obligations that is facing you jsut keeps growing. If you wait until all those tasks are out of the way to take a break, you will be waiting for a very long time.

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Wasabe Incident

wasabe wasabe oh what a wonderful taste,
it seems like a desert that may be sweet,
but what a suprise, (just look at you face)
"wah liao weh" you say, take less lar you teet....

Inspired by Julian Khoo
Oops I did it again

Well so much for the 35%, i think i have to double my efforts for the integral portion to make up for it. Reality that in 5 weeks time we the exams has finally sunk in. Let's see if i can still maintain the no-fail record. Just spent a bomb on 2 new books, one Ogata and another is Nillson, control theory and circuit theory respectively. I think the stress level has about peaked hopefully it'll mellow down from here. I'll try to manage my sleep better.

Oh i attended church here. Interesting is the word that i could use. Well i appreciated it, there's nothing better than a religous gathering that helps calm the nerves. I just checked out the religious centre for Thevada Buddhism, nope didn't see it, well i'll find it eventually.

Well time to hit the books.

Thought of the moment:
"There are alot of people that abus the use of "a while" and "soon" "

Friday, April 26, 2002

Weekend is here

Bombed out in a test earlier today. Then we got the whole weekend to study for a 35% exam on Monday. Just came back from marshall avenue. Fell in front of TV woke up about 1. I missed half of Blue Sub No. 6! Better make the best of this time for sleep.

Thought of the moment:
"I need to get more sleep"

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Anzac Day
I finally brought myself to go down to Clayton to buy some groceries and a printer. Not fun to carry stuff which are a quarter of my body weight. Plus i got of the buss 3 stops before the intended one. What a duffus. Anyway ECE3302 was almost a waste of time, except that the ending we actually learnt abit about setting up a PLC. Hung at marshalls for the night. Saw Samurai Jack and 3-4 episodes of Futurama. Now i'm tired and i'm waiting for my stupid laundry.

And today it's Anzac Day. It's something like our hari pahlawan back in Malaysia. Well that's as far as i know about it.

Thought of the moment:
"Have to learn to use more effective study time"

Sunday, April 21, 2002


Left for Coldstream abotu 7.40. Then played paintball the whole day. After the whole experience, i respect the work of the peace keepers, as well as any military related missions. It may seem fair for us to criticise the actions or rather the lack of them without us being in their place. I got to experience the simulations of such militatry confrontations.

Within the first minute of the first game, i was the first to get shot. And when you're in any invironment, there is nowhere safe because you can get hit anywhere. We were given protective headgear and we used plastic pellets filled with paint. The impact may only cause bruises if hit on the body but if hit on the head and hands can cause bleeding. Now if we were talking abot real life, any shot could spell the end of a life.

We sometimes take life for granted when we hear about the road death statistic, conflicts in other countries as well as murders. We just take it in and just accept them as a fact of life: shit happens. I just want people to just imagine how a death would be like, i assume it would be painful, and traumatic (like being shot in the face as well as the whole body simultaneosly in an oncoming attack). You'll feel pain, anger, confusion, and you see only the coloured blur (headshot) and you have to surrender and you have to leave the game. That's paintball, for real life there is no returning to the game.

I suppose death would be all that as well as all the other emotions that might occur at the very instance of death, it would be more than a 100 folds of that. Take that feeling (try to imagine it) and then multiply by every death statistics you see. I think we'll value more of our lives that way. Wouldn't want to take THAT for granted.

So when you think of paintball. Think of death, think of pain.

Thought of the moment:
"Assumptions are the mother of all fuckups"

Friday, April 19, 2002

Week in hell

Just got a shock today that we'll have to complete another assignment. So i'll put down what i have in stored:
Tuesday : Power Lab as well as a test for ECE3102
Wednesday: Mat3901 test in the morning followed by ECE3301(bloddy stupid motor)
Thursday: ECE 3602 and ECE3703 Lab(woops ANZAC day, woo hoo)
Friday: ECE3602 assignment submission, as well as a test for the same subject and a MAT3901 assignment submission on the same day

Following Monday: MAT3901 Test(35%)

Well enough about my wonderful work.

Today woke up earlier than my alarm clock, and continued to work on the ece3102 lab report, left for school after skipping 2 and a half lectures for Holmes, then maths. At 1 onwards till 4.30 I was with my lab partner Lee. We got all the necessary values and workings. Then i went home to eat my breakfast at 5! (indo mee) Then mucked around till dinner, didn't feel like following Sean, Jules and Sng to Crown so decided to stay in marshalls. Had the most disgusting canned flavouring (terriyaki) with noodles. Saw celebrity death match followed by Blue Submarine No.6 on cartoon network(hehe anime).

Soo tired. Gonna go to sleep now.

Tomorrow i'll be going of for the whole day to play paintball then it would conclude at marshalls for bbq.

Thought of the moment:

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Binh's a Bitch

There's nothing more anoying than a lecturer which suddenly requires new specs for lab reports just as they were being hand out. I mean i understand the need for us to produce high quality work, because IF we graduate, it would make sure that we are enginneers that are capable. Now i respect quality, but if it comes at a time when i have to worry and prepare for the next 5 labs for other subjects, as well as prepare for the upcoming 3 exams within the next 2 weeks, screw it. I'm already stressed up as it is. And i don't think my colleagues would argue my stand.

Well, i attended cultural night. I then fell asleep about 10.45 (on the floor) then woke up with a message from Wanz. Sean, Wanz and Julie boy went for a midnight supper at a chinese makan place. (gotta get myself some wheels) Had something resembling the wan tan mee from home, although had the class of preparation for such a joint, somehow was lacking in the taste department. I liked Sean's fried rice, now that is class. Wanz's fried mee with prawns was rather interesting, because of the huge prawns.

Thoughts of the moment:
"Day and night means nothing to an engineering student, only time does"

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Julian's Birthday

We had a blast in the roberts east common room. The liqour was more than adequate to get Julie boys drunk. Plus there were lots of laughs. And whoa the picture taking, can't wait for colin to get those up on his site. Julian apparently got the idea that he was either gonna be thrown into the pond or he was gonna get plasterred with eggs.

All in all it was good. And he kept hugging everybody several times. You gotta see it to believe it.

Thought of the day:
" another year goes by......"

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Come take the Comprehensive DDR Personality Test!

Created by ptocheia

I got this of Jean's site... i got it because i like ddr. Well at least it looks good. (yummy)

Ok back at marshalls, frozen deboned chicken was thawed for half an hour in the microwave. Then it was left in bbq sauce for a while. Grilled for about 25 minutes with lots of pepper.

There were five guys so we decided to cook all of the hash browns. Jack proceeded with the asparagus soup(campbell). And here i am now after collecting my ECE3102 problem sheets from Siong... back at the halls... i know i should be starting on my work but i think i'll give my parents a call.

Yeah i'm trying to make up for the frequency of updates.

Thought for the moment:
"Having friends around makes hell lots of difference"

Reality Hits (like a brick in the face)

Well i barely survived the week with all the labs and all but then it comes to the weekends where we have to prep for the next weeks torture. I guess that's our lot in life. (qouted by c3p0)

Another week over and another weekend just trying to do work. Woke up late (hey it was well deserved) and attempted to do ECE3102 then i realised that my integration skills has gone down the drain. Couldn't stand being without food, so i cycled down to Marhall Av. for some food. Had some coffee then returned. Then proceeded to read through my dream cars in Sean's Motor magazine (hey it'll happen one day). Then again will attempt the problem sheets.

I guess i'll be doing the same thing for tonight 2. That's it for now. See ya people.

Thought of the day:
"Some things are better left unsaid"

Monday, April 08, 2002

Holidays are over

Well the holidays are over, and i have an assignment to hand up tomorrow. I'll just leave you guys with this hyperlink to visit the pics for the MUMSU easter camp which i just attended.Click Here.

Well that's all i'll give a better brief when i've completed most of my work.

Thoughts of the day:
"There should be more hours in a day"

Monday, March 25, 2002


23rd of March 2002
The moment i woke up i joined Heng Yu, Vinodh, Jack and Siong to Ikea. Well basically it's safe to say that Ikea is to furniture what McDonalds is to fast food. Everything that is sold is the same as what we have back in Malaysia. Had some Aus 1 hotdogs. Then managed to buy my ikea desklamp. Yes it's the exact same one that i have back in Malaysia, only silver (hehe it's right above my head now). Managed to find a bargain table for Jack, it was cheaper but the catch was that we had to take it apart and bring it home ourselves. Well managed to get a cab and Jack went with most of the goods. We arrived back an horu later by bus and train. I dumped my stuff back home and then took Julian's bike to join the guys for dinner.

Oh, i know how to cook fried rice!(thanks Siong and Jack) After dinner i managed to kick Heng Yu's ass in Fifa2002 8-6 (this was after 4 matches of being trashed 4-0)

Well that's all folks till next time. I might have lost alot of you guys because i have been lazy in updating my page. Sorry.

Thought of the day:
" Cooking can be as hard or as easy as you want it to be "

Monday, March 11, 2002

All Night Long

9th of March 2002

Managed to go to city to see the fireworks for the mumba festival. Ooh and the car show, alot of cars. I'll post some of the shot on my site.

10th of March 2002

Stayed in the whole day to do my laundry and then went to the city for clubbing at Metro. Saw quite a number of chicks and there was a fight involving some orientals and some ang mohs. Came back about 5. Then attended classes at 9.

Thought of the day:
" When will the fun stop? "

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Wassup ....

Hey people. I bet one of the reasons why people don't come to my site is because of my inconsistency. Well i would like to thanks all those that have supported my site so far because i reached the 1000 hit few months ago. Now i'm currently studying in Australia doing my 3rd year here. Well i just wanted to let you all know.

Thought of the day:
"Learning is not just studying"

Wednesday, February 06, 2002

Flew a Boeing 777 into the Petronas Towers

Arrived at work at 10.30am, did installation in MAS complex again.(been doing it for a month now) We went back to the simulator building to complete software installation for stan-alone pcs. Came across an isolated LAN for instrumentation for a Boeing 777, played with the training sims for about 2 hours, then when we were done we were given a test drive of MAS's Boeing 777 simulator(it costs RM40 mil) .

I managed to do a stall and flew through day, night and rainy weather, this is what i call ultimate force feedback... the machine is 3 storeys high. It sits on eight hydraulic pistons, hence the pitching and rolls.. and saw the twin towers... managed to get near it, but missed... circled around after 2 minutes.. and wham... shit i thought it was soo real that my heart stopped, now i know how the pilots felt on sept 11. My work started at 10.30 and ended at 2.30. Isn't this one of the best days of my life?

Thought of the day:
"You never know what can happen to you in a few hours"

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Weird stories from CSA

Cross-over Ghosts

CSA was contracted to do installation of a local area network and also installation of PCs for NEC. The project comprises of 5 buildings which were cabled before the computers were brought in. In each building the LAN cables were placed in certain places throughout the whole building. The cabling was done using straights using dedicated instruments to verify it.

The day after the cabling was done, the PCs came in and it seems as though all the network cables were not working. A further examination showed that the cables were crossed. This happened for 2 out of the 5 buildings. The thing is, if the same person did the installation of the cables, all of the buildings would have been crossed, but it only happened to 2 buildings. The placing of LAN cables were only exclusively known to the technician installing it.

This anomaly no matter it how it has been scrutinized, it still has no solution and still baffles those that were on the project till today.

Haunted servers

There were a few cases of this. Common ones are servers that are unable to boot up. Please take note that the integration department actually does the installation and trouble shoots before the unit leaves CSA. Therefore the unit leaving would be a running unit.

There were 2 accounts from field engineers. One server refused to boot up and despite all efforts to change the RAM and other components, it still refused. So just for the sake of trying the engineer then put a “fat Buddha”( you know the kind found in Chinese homes) and weird enough, it does boot up.

Another variation of that is that the engineer took a piece of yellow paper (those similar color to those from Buddhist temples) and scribbled some nonsense on it. This paper was then stuck on to the server and miraculously enough, it actually boots up.

(This techniques may come in handy when it comes down to the last resort)

Self resetting server

There was a project to install a server in the new securities commissions building in Bukit Kiara. There were 2 engineers on location that were doing the software installation and setting up. The dou spent almost the whole day setting up the server and after it was done it was locked up in the server room which at that time were exclusive only to the engineers. They left about 11 at night.

They returned the day after to suddenly find out that the server was somehow reset to the factory settings with an empty hard disc. Since then one of them have left CSA.

Mistaken hauntings
Case 1
Again, a server was requested by customer and when it arrived it refuses to start. The engineer went to the extreme until he brought replacement network cards, cpu, mother board, array controller, until the whole server was practically replaced with totally new internals. It still refused to boot. The server unit was brought back to the office and the original components were inserted back into the chassis and it could boot.

The engineer then brought the unit back to the customer place, and the engineer was stumped again. He just changed to another power outlet and it could work.

Apparently, due to the bad wiring the server would not get a stable supply of power, hence it refused to boot.

Case 2
A server was installed into a server room of a customer. After setting up, it would always hang at a certain time of the day. It usually came about 10 am. Other engineers were brought in to trouble shoot as well as analyze the log files. No matter what, it still failed about the same time, but this time an engineer was there to witness it. He was so frustrated that he just went to the pantry to refill some water. And it so happens that the pantry was situated next to the server room, he also noticed a tea lady making coffee and tea for the staff.

A close inspection of the premise showed that the server room was supplied form the same source as the pantry and the coffee making machine somehow caused the power to be unstable when used, this was deduced as the tea lady always came in around the same time. The problem was solved by using another power source for the coffee machine.

Thought of the day:
" Isn't life ironic? "

Sunday, January 06, 2002

A very productive day?

Saturday was interesting, had an extra long Karate session form 8 till 11.30 then picked up Joanna and Ee Lynn. They hung at my place for a while till Steph could finish her dance class, then we were off to pick her up and Bukit Jalil. Well Lynn paid for me so i didn't have to worry about entering. The pool was fantastic, the water was soo clean, and there weren't many people and for once i'm actually swimming in a pool deeper than my height. Oh and luckily i didn't become a hero and dive in. The water was soo cold. We were done by 5.30. Then I sent all of them home.

Today, the first centralised training for this year at Bukit Bintang Boys School. It was different, alot of black belts came. This the first time i have seen a demonstration of all the ippon kumites, the sad part was that i didn't manage to bring a camcorder. I managed to document half of the movements but the remainder would have to wait till i see a senior.

Thought of the day:
" I don't understand girls "

Thursday, January 03, 2002

New Year is here

Started with a bang, i went with Jen Min, Kar Chuan, David, Joanne, Shawn and Thiru. We actually caught the new year boat ride. It was fantastic, the display was just over head, unfortunately we were soo close till some of the sparks could actually reach the boat seats. Well otherwise this is the best New Year yet, till we decided to go to KL.

We got stuck in the massive post-new year jam and it took us about an hour to get to Orange. Well because of the delay, and the fact that i was not in the mood to enter, i was just content to stare at a Maseratti and a GT-R (R34) parked outside the place. Well i still think it was great, in GT2 i can't even count the hours that i spent on that car, and to see it in real life make it so.... surreal. Well the dinner earlier was fantastic, we went to Sam Yue in New Town. Had quite a good time there and we managed to finish half of the remaining bottle of hard liqour.

Well second working day of the new year, still nothing to do, so i got the ball pictures up, please visit.

Looking forward to my 2nd dan exam on the 26th at BB school at 8.30 if you guys wanna come please do.

Thought of the day:
" I think New Years is just a psycological thing, things are still the same "