Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Year 2008 in Memory..

Firstly, I did like to with everyone Happy New Year 2009.. May this year bring you all to new heights, new achievements and of course new experiences to each and everyone of you..

Moving on.. 2008 is a year of mixed fortunes.. On one hand, I was happy to finish my STPM.. At long last a burden was taken off my shoulders.. On the other, it was very sad to actually leave my Alma Mater, a place I call my second home for the last 11 years of my life.. So let's reflect back what events that occur in 2008 that will be in memories for many more years to come.. Obviously this is my blog, so it's my memories la.. LOL!!

Looking back, it's been a great year for me.. I practically enjoyed life in Upper 6.. I make new friends, strengthen old ones and enjoyed every bit life had to offer at that time.. Who could forget the fun of Mr. Morgan's class or even Pn. Yap's ever inspiring talks.. Projects were carried out through the year.. And a few major events too.. CNY came and went.. This was where I had my 1st house party and I was very happy to see it went on to be a success.. Prefect camp was the next highlight and boy, was it memorable.. Not really la but after all, how often u get to go Pulau Pangkor in a large group? A few ups and downs too.. Being the AHPA, it wasn't easy.. I was constantly banged by Mr. Malai.. And also being presurrised at times to perform.. However, I know this is all for the benefit of my future, and I thank the school board for giving me the oppurtunity to carry the duties of the AHPA.. 2008 was also year where many relationships were forged and broken.. I don't know, it just happens I guess.. However I do not wish to discuss about those issues here..

Studies were not bad.. Some classes were fun, others were OK and there are even boring ones.. Classes were fun.. Last year gotta be the most birthdays we celebrated in class.. All the surprises, planning and budgeting.. All the crap we went through just to make that one special day be really special for that person.. Ah.. Good time in U63, really good times indeed.. Had my birthday party also.. Althought many people couldn't make it, still it was a joyous occasion.. School concert, Colours of Life really put the icing on a great year for me.. And of course as my last duty to my beloved SPI.. The concert was a success and it was great to see it being pulled off in the best way you can imagine it.. (except the PA system la) Prefect dinner was good too, at least they still did something for us in the end..

And finally before you knew it, trial STPM has arrived.. Overall I was satisfied with my results, judging the amount of sweat and pain I've put into it.. When it was over, it felt like STPM was over.. And we were all waiting for the day to come.. A few gatherings here and there help to release the stress that we're facing.. Finally, the dreaded exam arrived, STPM.. If you've been following my post, you know what hell I faced.. When it was over, I was so happy, excited and relieved.. However, that didn't last long as I started missing school.. One last hurrah was the F6 farewell dinner.. Not say a really cool event but it was worth it comparing what we've went through throughout the year.. Here I would like to say thanks to the organisers for organising the dinner for us..

After that, well, it's just by ourselves.. A northern trip for me.. Christmas and New Year Eve gathering.. Not to mention a few yam chas.. And thus 2008 comes to a close.. Nothing much left to say.. Will this memorable year repeat itself? I hope so.. I really do.. However, events can change over time and we do not know what lies ahead of us.. I wish everyone good luck in their future undertakings and God bless all of you!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Opposite Sex (Part 1)

I was chatting with a friend last night.. Everything when well until she changed her PM.. And her PM sounded she's pissed with someone.. I ask la and as expected, she won't tell la.. OK, fine.. Didn't bothered about it.. Until I entered friendster and saw some relation of one my friend's shout out with this gals PM.. I might be speculating but I have a feeling that the PM is meant for this gal..

Here is the puzzling thing that I've always been asking.. Are girls that easily jealous of each other, or easily become enemies? The two gals involve used to be best friends, then something happened and now they don't see eye to eye.. Like I said, I'm just speculating but if it was true, then that's the fact.. I've come across so many girls who tell me, "I hate her, she's such a b***ch" or "She steals people BF".. I dun actually here guys actually spiting each other that bad.. And they also get pissed over small issues, like decorations or stuff like that.. Trust me, I had my share of listening to complains..

The female species is really a mystery.. They can smile at you and think of killing you at the same time.. You can't really guess what their thinking, especially when you have a GF.. Also on this matter, my friend have complained to me la.. Now I'm not saying that us guys are that goody goody also, but I just guess we're more simple la.. Although I admit we too can be a mystery.. I bet you gals who read this will want to disagree with me.. And potentially wanna kill me.. So sorry if you wanna think the latter, but this is my blog, this is my views.. Not to offend anyone out there but if you don't like it, you can just stop reading.. Cheers!!

P.S. I labeled it Part 1 cause there might be future post on this topic. Not going to blare out every single info, won't wanna spoil the fun now do we? =p

Rear Seat Belt.. What's your opinion??

Recent headlines in major newspapers have seen the above topic being the center of debate.. Some of you out there will ask why bother? Very ma fan la, it's pointless la, this la, that la.. Note that wearing seat belt when your the rear passenger do help in reducing fatalities in a car accident.. However, there are some flaws in the way it's being implemented.. Don't get me wrong here, I'm in support of the move, just that some issues need to be ironed out..

First, cars which are registered before 1 Jan 1995 are exempted from this rule.. Not only that, they get a full 3 years to install the rear seat belts, which to me is a 3 year exemption.. Now, if you look in the roads, about 20% of the cars on the road are definitely 1995 and older.. And knowing Malaysians, most of them would jump onto this opportunity and play ignorance to this rule.. And to make things better, it didn't state whether cars before that and have rear seat belts must use them.. A post I read in the newspaper suggested that cars without rear seat belts be exempted from this rule, BUT phased out slowly, just like what they did in UK and Singapore.. Now won't this sound like a better idea?

Second, what happen if the families involve are large and only have your standard 5 seater vehicle? The rule states that all passengers except the fourth need to buckle up.. Here itself is a problem, if the fourth back passenger is exempted from the ruling, wouldn't it brings us back to square one? When an accident occur, won't he too be in danger, both to himself and the people surrounding him? And back to the big family issue, if this rule must apply, are you asking all of those big families out there to buy an MPV? With the economy crisis looming over our heads, most people won't be able to afford such vehicles.. Unless the government is willing to come out subsidy for this families to purchase those vehicles.. Or would you rather leave half your family behind when your going on a trip? Or make double, maybe even tripple rounds? I bet you someone is sure going to question this when the rule is in effect (not long left thou..)

Third, this I'm so gonna love this one.. What is the minimum age for passengers who must buckle up? Todlers? You put a strap over him and next thing you know he'll be fighting to get out of it.. Some might say "Ah.. Fit the special child seat belt la.." Which brings me back to the economy point.. You know most of the families who are big are not very well off, to own a car is already a great achievement, and now they are being burderned with additional cost..

Moving on, if you noticed, they're two seperate rules on the ruling.. Vehicles above 3.5 tons, commercial vehicles and vehicles with more than 8 passengers are exempted from this ruling.. Let's set things straight here.. Commercial vehicles include taxis right? And taxis, like any other vehicles, have a chance to be in an accident right? So by exempting them, ain't your putting the life of the passengers at risk? Furthermore, mind you that not all taxi drivers here are that patient and carefull type.. And what about vehicles with more than 8 passengers? How exempting them is going to help the cause of this ruling? Sounds like somebody got some explaning to do..

Finally, and this gotta be the best of all.. By July next year, if you do not buckle up behind, you'll not only be fined the maximum RM 300.. You can be taken to court and be sued.. The punishment? A maximum fine of RM 2 000 or 1 year jail or both if convicted.. This is instilling fear into the public.. You want to educate them on the importance of the rear seat belt, not force them to wear it so they can escape the punishment.. And ya, it's a dejavu like the NS law again.. Don't go NS and be jailed.. Remember the case of that juvenile who was jailed? Didn't it became a big hoo-hah later when it happened? And after that, that method was never used again.. For now la.. Face it, I've a feeling that this will be the same case.. Some smart ass lawyer is going to bang the Government if the July ruling is enforced..

So, what's the conclusion? Rear seat belts are good for you.. Statistics has shown it can save lifes.. Look in US, UK.. It does good for all.. However, some problems above either need to be clarified or be fixed if the seat belt ruling is to take it's full effect..

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holidays ===> Boring!!!!

Holidays are boring.. U might be wondering why should I be complaining, holiday is fun.. No school, can stay up till late night, lepak around.. Let me ask you something, how long can u actually do all that stuff? After a while u tend to lose interest, u'll be thinking 'not tis again'.. U'll feel its becoming a routine, like when u were in school.. Life is a routine, we wake up, eat, do normal human stuff, play, hangout, more human stuff and then back to bed.. However, I wanna be different, I wanna add some spice into my life, I wanna do something extraordinary, something I've never done before.. Unfortunately its not happening for me cause (1) Parents restrictions.. (And u'll think since STPM is over I'll get my freedom.. Hoho.. U're soooooooo wrong!!!) and (2) Most of my friends are either busy, working, holiday, etc..

OK, do things yourself.. What a great suggestion.. Sure, I can do things by myself, I bet all of u can do things by yourself, after all we learnt BERDIKARI (berdiri di atas kaki sendiri, yeah.. Itz lame..) back in school.. Tell me, will you enjoy a holiday all by yourself? Watch a movie alone, move about alone.. How long, you tell me, you'll remain sane doing all this over and over again?? Won't it just become another routine??!! So u're back in square one.. All over again..

Now is the time for us to actually reflect back what has happened, or more like what we've done over the last 18 years (in my case la..) of our life.. I miss school.. I seriously do.. All the crazy stuff me and my friends would do back in F5.. I thought I would never enjoy those moments again.. I was proven wrong.. Cause in U6, it was a hell a lot of fun.. Minus STPM.. In school, it's actually the only place in the world where you can actually socialise freely, do stuff together.. U won't get this chance in uni.. Let me tell u something about uni.. It is NOT EASY as u think it is.. Teacher's always say, "Oh, once u get through F6, uni is a breeze" Yeah, to hell with that.. U suffer as much as u suffer in F6.. The only difference is that u have slightly more freedom, and it's semester based.. Other than that, in uni, it's seriously a dog eat dog world out there.. Believe me cause I have a few friensds and cousin in uni.. I'm prepared for the worse, are u?

So, for those who are reading this and are still in school (i doubt there's any) I do sincerly hope u'll take ur school life seriously.. Cause believe me, if u don't, u r gonna regret for the rest of your life.. Both in your future and in the joy that u've missed.. I would give anything right now, to go back to school, to relive those memories, to be a student again.. Alas, that is not possible now.. Hey, a man can dream, can't he?? =p

Friday, December 26, 2008

Ipoh pictures

OK, I'm just to lazy to upload, plus there're over 100 pics... So here are the links to the pics.. If u all wanna to see it la..


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas and beyond...

Christmas has come and gone.. Once a year event, but a very special event.. Yesterday I went to church.. After that had lunch at Kesington and a family outing to jusco.. Turns out a lot of my frens were there, bump to a few when i was there.. Then it was off the Paul's hse for a nice BBQ.. It was fun doing BBQ all over again, d last time I did that was last Sept.. :S Had fun at his place la, and it was good to see a few old frens again, from 5 Anselm days..

Today I went for a job interview at Carlsberg.. And I managed to get the job la.. Interview is not an easy thing man but i pulled through it.. So be prepared to see me in jusco quite often from the 5th of Jan.. Till then, I plan to enjoy my life to the fullest.. LOL!!!

And for those who are so eager to see what pics I have on my trip, it'll be posted in the next post.. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I wish you a Merry Christmas,
I wish you a Merry Christmas,
I wish you a Merry Christmas,
And A Happy New Year!!

Merry Christmas to all of you who are reading this!! May God bless you all in your everyday life!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Penang!! Been there!! Done that!!

Hello world!!! Sorry to all those avid readers out there, the reason why I didn't update my blog is because I didn't had any internet service since my last post.. Not that I never pay my bills, just that the place I went for holiday had no internet service, and partly I was lazy to walk to the CC la.. LOL.. So let's begin with the updates for the past week..

So after Ipoh, I went down to my cousin's place in Kulim.. For those of you figuring where in the world Kulim is, it's a border town between Penang and Kedah.. Kulim is in Kedah and it's like our Senawang here, only 10x bigger and better.. It's really blossoming into a high-tech city.. Why stay at Kulim? Cheaper cause u wouldn't wanna stay 1 week in a hotel in Penang..

Food in Kulim, well, nothing to show about really, but Bukit Mertajam is nearby.. Just about 10 minutes drive.. And here I would like to tell you all about the Big Tree.. OK, there's food stalls under this Big Tree, kinda of Cherry Tree here.. And the food here is fantasting!! Laksa, ABC, Lobak, Wan Tan Mee, u name it, they got it.. Nothing much left thou, just staying at my cousin's house with 2 nephews and 2 nieces.. Nice house but of couse noisy with the children around.. =p

Next stop Penang.. Penang as we all know is supposely the food heaven.. However, dun be fooled.. U muz really find the good places to eat, then only it's food heaven, otherwise it's just another typical town food.. I drove to Penang actually, LOL.. Of course with my parent's guidance la, but to drive on the Penang Bridge is a really cool feeling.. Haha.. You can even go to Penang by the ferry, and believe me it's a lifetime experience.. Pricing is about the same, 70 cents difference and you only pay for one way, which is into the island.. Coming out is free..

So where did I went in Penang.. 1st, coincidentally there was an Education Fair at the Gurney Hotel, and it's mostly for Public Unis.. Perfect timing huh? So I managed to gather quite a number of info from there.. Near Gurney Hotel there's a corner shop that sells biscuits, choclates, etc.. And boy their biscuits rock.. Simply delicious.. Then there's Penang Street, where it's a very nice place to shop, not the cheapest thou, but tourist flock the area like ants to a sugar.. Next I'll recommend Penang Hill.. Here's the irony of it.. Firstly, it was my 1st time to Penang hill and it was free on that day.. If you've been reading the papers, and it was the 1st day it was operational till all the way up to the top.. Very refreshing, not that cold, and you get a perfect will of the whole Penang Island.. Plus, the tram up the hill is cool.. You get to say some beauties of mother nature.. The final stop is Air Itam.. Trust me, if you're a shopaholic looking for good bargains, this is the place to be.. It's your very own Petaling Street, and it's on the way up to a temple, called the Tortoise Temple.. Seriously, there's tortoise when you reached at the end of your shopping spree.. There's a nice Asam Laksa shop around the corner of Jalan Pasar, itz freaking cheap and freaking delicious.. Haha.. =p

So in short people, go to Penang.. It's a nice place to visit, if you know where to go.. Who knows, I can be your free tour guide there.. Wakaka.. Till then people, happy reading!! And happy holidays!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Well, firstly let me apologise to u all that I've been out of contact for the last, er... 5 days of so.. A very simple truth, I'm on holiday people.. Even bloggers need holiday OK.. Where I am, you may ask? 300km up north in Ipoh, that's my answer.. LOL!! So let me give u a quick recap on what I've been doing for the last 5 days..

Arrived Ipoh at 8.00pm after a long horendous journey in the bus, no thanks to the rain and traffic jams.. Once reached here, I straight went to SMI, see the gang at La Salle Centre and went off for a dinner.. Nice place for dinner thou, except the RM 6 for an ABC, that's road killed man.. After that, I spend the night at my friend's place, Aaron, cause it was too dangerous to go back down south, to my aunt's place..

Second day came and I was nearly killed, litterally.. I was boarding this bus to go back Gopeng (or Gipang as my niece call it, LOL!!) after breakfast when this one nut case of a bus driver just reversed suddenly.. This happened when I was BOARDING the bus.. Screw man, I had to jump down with full luagage on me.. Next thing I know I was chasing the f**cking bus, jumping onto it when it was running away.. This bus driver I tell u drives crazilly and have no courtesy at all.. I seriously bet with you he's on drugs.. I was glad when I got off it.. Then my cousin took Narvin and me to my aunt's house, where it became our 'den' for the next few days.. Had nice 'lui zha fan' or in other words, a traditional dish to the Hakka people.. Dinner w as at my cousins place, and if you come here, and eat at his place, you'll won't believe the amount you'll be paying for the food portions you're getting..

Next day, I went to Gua Tempurung, a very nice place for cave exploring.. It's a new experience for me, and very interesting!! The caves structures and the way you had to fight the way in the water was just awesome.. Of course, I was wet from top to bottom and with a nice price to pay, my HP.. Soaked from inside out, but a worthy sacrifice.. Ate at more new places, testing more and more new food.. Then I went to watch the Heritage Play at SMI.. And this time, the play really blow the roof off, it was just superb, amazing, fantastic, whatever words you can describe it.. LA SALLE ROCKS!!! This was followed by a drinking session, and well, two mugs are just nice for me..

Thursday I ate at the best place where you can get the best white coffee in town.. And the best it was.. Then I went to visit my friend in Ipoh, Ui Li.. We had a great time with my brother and Narvin.. Watched The Day The Earth Stood Still at Kinta City (aka Jusco).. Superb movie, worth every penny.. Bowling followed up next and believe it or not, Narvin haven't bowled in his 19 years of life.. Amazing huh.. But he did a nice bowl, 71 in the 1st game and 88 in the 2nd game.. Night had a nice dinner followed by a nice cool off at home..

And finally it brings us to today, nice Nasi Kandar for lunch.. U seriously gotta eat that.. Then we went to Bidor to buy some chicken biscuits, I can't translate it properly.. (Kai Zhai Peng) Dropped by Kampar to find the ever famous Claypot Chicken Rice and then came back home to eat that at Lawan Kuda.. And here I am, blogging about the remains of the days.. Haha..

Tomorrow I'm off to Penang, and another food whacking spree will be ensured.. Gosh, I'm getting fat, I think.. =p Who cares, holidays man!! ENJOY!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

McD and others..

Hey guys and girls, now here is the last of my final days at SPI.. Sorry all for the late update on the pictures, streamyx has been very very slow.. :S

Now we all know Chin is gay here, anybody disagree?

Ice cream, Ice cream, mine is bigger than yours!!

Monkey (SE) and me..

Well, Joe certainly live up his nick as a GOAT!!

God knows what are they doing

Poor SE, always the target of a bully.. =p

Suddenly the magnificent view behind is block by her.. (and yes, she's proud of it!!)

The whole gang at McD (6/11)

Looks like somebody order too much!!

Me & Fan Shu!! (JW)

Eagerly queuing up to buy food..

Chin was bored I think

The guy side

Esther, Yan Teng & Me

3 stooges!!

The girl side

Chin is happy (and so is Calvin!!)

Happily enjoying the food

Different people, different strokes

And at last, a group photo!! (sorry Calvin!!)

Well, that's the last of it.. I got loads more but malas wanna upload ady.. Dinner's photo are still on the way, somewhere next week (hopefully), it'll be up.. Until then, happy holidays!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Last Farewell, for now...

Well, yesterday I attended the Form 6 Bon Voyage Dinner.. Something like a farewell dinner for us, only that I see more performers from the lower forms than the Upper Sixes who attended the dinner.. When I arrived there, OK, I expected the small hall, but I did not expect that we had to cramp ourselves in that tiny hall.. So ya, it was a potong steam case la.. It was just not happening, those of us who went there look so blur, the organisers were mostly knit up together with their own group, not even bothering to come and communicate with us, and well ya, the dinner was destined for disaster..

Let me just say one thing about the Lower Sixes here.. I really dunno see the same spirit, the Paulian spirit among them.. It's seriously a dog eat dog world out there.. Now, I'm not the only one with that opinion, a few of my friends are too.. They look corporative on the outside but in truth, only a few are really dedicated to their duties.. Comparing to my batch (this is my thoughts), I feel our batch work much better together.. There was a sense of belonging among my batch, which I see very little in this year Lower Sixes.. Maybe as time goes on (they still have a year) they might get along better.. And I sure hope so it happens, for the sake of the unity of the students there..

Anyway, back to the dinner.. Performances was nice.. Kelvesh's, Zi Yang's and Shaun's bands really rock the house with a few favourites.. Then there were some singing by Kah Chun's group and a few others, a dance performance.. Well, the dance performance was the real hightlight, because they were 4 couples dancing, BUT there was 5 guys.. 1 actually dress up like a girl, it fools some of us, and boy.. He really beat the crap out of the other 3 REAL girls.. So ya, that was awesome.. And of course the main highlight of the day was a Wushu - Ninja performance by our two top guns in our school, Master Yap and Master Hazim.. A very wonderful and respectable performance by them..

Food was FANTASTING!! Possibly the best I ever ate at RSUC (and ya, it beats the crap out of the prefect's dinner one) Ate two full plates of it.. Other than that, the dinner was overall good.. Maybe it took some time for us to get the party started, but then here how the dinner went.. From bad to worse and actually went to good.. So ya, I like to say thanks to the organising committtee and for all who attended the dinner.. Pictures will posted up later once I receive them.. Next agenda, DESHAN'S PARTY!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'M FREE!!!!


Yes, at long last, after one and a half years of pain and sweat, after toiling, enjoying bitter sweet successes along the way, I'm finally finished my STPM!! Well, next comes the hard part, what to do for the next 7 months??!! Dang.. Sometimes I wish school life didn't end.. Oh well, I'm off to a yam cha.. Will update u guys later!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Final ONE!!!

OK, it's down to the last paper, Chemistry 1.. Gosh, I need to score well in that to stand of any chance to achieve my target.. Dang.. PA 1 was not that bad and so was Biology 1, so hopefully Chemistry 1 will also been a breeze..

Anyway, I told you all I'll update on the dinner thing.. So here it goes.. 1st of all, the committee that handle the stuff notified us at the very last minute, let's say, the last day of school!! And they want us to do a split second decision.. Well, most people can't do that, so in the end most people didn't wanted to go.. Never mind that, next came the collection of the money.. At 1st I was told it was RM50, I was like WTH!!! Then it dropped to RM 35 and finally down to RM 30.. OK, so RM 30 for a buffet dinner at Royal Sungai Ujong Club.. It's the collection date that pissed me and most people off.. They (or somebody) wanted to collect it during our STPM exam!! Who in the world would do that??!! Obviously that plan backfired.. Luckily for them, most of us paid on the last day, which eventually led to 34 Upper Sixes going..

After that, there's this dresscode thing.. Some of my friends, including me, actually disagree with the dresscode.. Usually this things are kind of formal, so we expected formal wear.. Seems the dress code is smart casual, OK, not that bad.. What my friends are worried that some of us might misinterpret it as casual, and if teachers were to attend the function, well, you know what I mean.. And of course the final thing is the hall they were getting.. I understood that we got only 1/3 of the hall.. Well, I don't know how did that happpen, as far as I know, RSUC usually give 2/3 of the hall.. The committee must be riding their luck since only 1/3 of the Upper Sixes are going, but in the end you'll have to stuff 50+ people into that hall, hopefully it works out.. IT BETTER!!

So after all the ups and downs in this dinner that's coming, hopefully it'll turn out good, or not I can assure you the committee will get a word or two from my friends.. GOOD LUCK PEOLE, YOU'LL NEED IT!!!