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Oh Hai It's Christmas!

Tomorrrrooooooooow is Boxing Day, and the day my family arrives at the airport. Woooo!

Actually, being home alone during the holidays bores the shit out of you. So what have I done in the past.. 5 days?

Nothing.
Nothingggggg.

Apart from breaking my own record in Geo Challenge on Facebook, playing Left 4 Dead and Call of Duty 4 multiplayer, refreshing the same sites over and over again, streaming korean comedies and Family Guy, torrenting some old movies, and reading about Paris and Brussels...

nothingggggggggggggg

moving on...

I like my hair now. It's finally a new look after uhh.. forever. I think the last time i had it like this was 13 years old. Hang on, i'll get it up.. after the holidays.

Shit I ran out of stuff to write about.

So you see, boredom made me blog about being bored.
And bored would be my description of this year's Christmas.

Hehe, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year boys and girls!

Oh ya, New Year resolutions.
Last year around this time we met at Fred's house back in M'sia to swap presents (oh wait that was D'licious Bangsar) countdown the new year and make our resolutions. Fred's having fun with girls in the US now so I'm quite jealous of him.

I don't remember the other resolution but managed to do my first one. So I can cross that one out and make a new one!

Resolutions will come up next time because:
#1 : THEY ARE FUC HARD TO KEEP TO
#2 : I want to keep to my resolutions.
#3 : Ya 1 and 2 make a lot of sense.

Anyone who's reading this please msg me so I can talk back to you because I'm shitass bored over here on Christmas (I just had to add Christmas into this).

So bai boys and girls have a fun time this holiday season.
Me? I'm in hibernation mode. Sleeping until 2+pm, eating at irregular times, and constantly snacking. I'm surprised I still lose weight BUT I won't be surprised if my flatmates come back and say I'm fatter.

Ok chow's here. I'm gonna eat now.
and family guy..
and crunchyroll..
and watch movies..
and exercise..
and you don't wanna waste your holiday reading any more of this bullshit ok bye.

I ♥ Finance : repeat x 10000

Somebody teach me about options, futures, swaps and risk valuation in capital markets. It's killing me. seriously.

Exam's in 66 hours.

AirAsia X

The freaky AirAsia X is flying to London.

Ok a couple details, Air Asia X are going to be using long haul Airbus A340-300 aircrafts, smaller than the long haul 747s that we are used to. Flight hours will probably not be that different. (A340 @ 883km/h v. 747@917km/h)

Then it comes to the point that we all hate Air Asia for. Seat pitch.

Traditionally they used to have a pathetic seat pitch of 28" (That's the distance between the back of your seat to the back of the seat in front of you, greater pitches equal comfort)


Malaysia Airlines has a generous seat pitch of 34" compared to SQ's 32". There're conflicting reports that AirAsia X will have a seat pitch of 31" or 32".

Their premium seats will have seat pitches equal to MAS's business seats of 60".

Ok, fair enough. Then we have the issue of pricing.

A return will cost rm499 + £99 (rm545) , rm 1044. Ok lah it sounds pretty cheap. Landing in Stansted grants you a cheaper airport tax compared to Gatwick and a lot cheaper compared to Heathrow.

So.. after tax and.. gasp, zero fuel surcharge (I dont know whether Air Asia X has it or not). I'm putting the price tag at 2.8-3.2k rm.

Sounds pretty much like flying Qatar Airways.

I'm just gonna diss AirAsia X because my back and legs had a bad experience flying with their silly 28" seats. What about pilot experience? Someone else please let me know how it feels like sitting 12/13 hours on that.

I'd rather take my chances on other airlines.

It's That Good

Hi guys, sorry I've been really quiet for about a month now.

I'm just gonna post this before i sleep.

When Fall Out Boy's latest album Folie Á Deux comes out in December, PLEASE BUY IT!
It's soooo magically good. really. it's that good.



Actually I've only heard two tracks,
I Don't Care and Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet. But these two alone are good enough to convince me that the whole album is musically excellent.

Ok, remember if you like it, I TOLD YOU SO!

Randomity

It's a private emotion that fills you tonight
And a silence falls between us
As the shadows steal the light
And wherever you may find it
Wherever it may lead
Let your private emotion come to me
Come to me

This chorus is so stuck in my head now. I love it to bits!!
and to think that I've forgotten this song after so many years.

It's Ricky Martin & Meja by the way.

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Haha!

Alright speaking of which, I just read today that Singapore is the first Asian country to drop into recession due to the crunch.

Dear Singaporeans, as your rough, dirty and terrorist backyard northern neighbours, I'll join the bandwagon of those who laugh at you, and say.. HAHA! Now who's in deep shit!

Seriously though, it's no wonder they're the first. GDP's nearly all into financials and imports, as a result of rapid globalisation without much to fall on behind. The next to get it will probably be Japan but that's so much more complicated than Singapore's case.

Malaysia? Thank god we had mahathirism. Slow, and steady. Hahaha but doesn't mean I'm happy about it.

..

Why can't I sleep now.
Gotta get stuff outta my head and stop thinking about it.

Purgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurge
purgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurge
purgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurgepurge

Forget. Forget. Forget.

Go away please emo thoughts. I don't want you.

Notice #1

Apparently 70% of my passwords were leaked to a certain someone.

Let's hope she does not mess up my stuff as much as she screwed up my facebook. =)

Disconnecting

I've been trying to look for that one clump of feelings to fill up a void. Seems like I still haven't found it. yet.

This isn't good. Why on earth did it happen.

It shouldn't happen. Not after 2 years.

It's Serious This Time Around

HELLOOOO

It's been quite a while since I left KL for here, and during those times I haven't blogged at all heheh.

Here's something I'd need help thinking about.

Economics single or joint honours degree students are considered eligible to
participate in any exchange programme only if they have obtained an average mark
of 60 in their first year AND a mark of 60 or above in Economics 1A.

yadayadayada..

The selection process at College level normally entails attending an interview in late
November or early December. Offers to successful candidates are normally made in
late December, conditional on an appropriate programme of study being
available.


...


I've narrowed it down to probably.. 4.
UCLA, UPenn, UC Berkeley, & University of Toronto

Not sure whether I'd want to go for a year abroad in the US or not. Need some thinking through hmm.. any ideas?

i'm going to sleep now! i love u guys! love love! -muah!

Are You Smart Enough To Read This Blog?

Alright, I stumbled upon this kickass widget on one of Shadowfox's posts.
So, I get a
blog readability test

Thought I'd might as well try it out on all the sites that are in my list --->
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and a couple others.
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Do you see what I see here?

Behind The Backdrop

Today we'll play the guessing game.

I've got my own reasons to believe that Pak Lah, (whom I still have some support for in this time and day), is a weak political pawn that's been put there by his predecessor.

Yes, a pawn.

The months of infighting that we've witnessed so far, have traversed onto a new page which so happens to be the same page back during our first PM Tunku Abdul Rahman's distressing times in the month of May 1969.

This time around, Harun Idris is played by, guess who!!
The Tunku with a shaky seat is played by... again, guess who!!
Tun Abdul Razak, the person who played a role in bringing down Tunku is played by.. come on guys, guess who!!

To be honest, the third guess couldn't be any tougher. We know that the recent tug-of-war between Najib and Anwar in the summer months of May to end July has benefitted only one person. Guess who! During this time, people who called for his resignation seemed to have quietened down, and he laughed his way to the bank, well not to the bank perhaps.

So, the question is now. Where does the deputy-in-waiting stand right now? Who could possibly stand to gain in this wayang, by making Pak Lah step down?

VP Muhyiddin Yassin, which IMO is a pretty clean guy, and whom I used to think was on Anwar's team pra-98, did the unexpected by, firstly, announcing Dr.M's comeback into UMNO, (for the umpteenth time), and later, saying that Pak Lah's transition plan in 2010 was too far away.

One may ask the obvious, Why, is the Tun returning back to the party at this hour? Surely, there could be some reason why. And I hope the Tun lets us know.

Pak Lah, has no means to defend himself at this point. I still maintain my support for him in these times, because there clearly isn't any candidate who's cleaner than him, apart from VP Muhyiddin imo.

The only question here is. Who's pulling the strings? And Who will walk away out of this free-for-all as the victor?

Remember, 912 is like 513, only 4 months after, and 4 days before 916.

Now This Is Funny

Folks, go read this book now. Yes, I mean now. Run off to your nearest bookstore and get a copy now. No, you know what? Fuck it, who's gonna listen to my suggestions of a worthwhile book anyways?

Jon Stewart's America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is the book I'm talking about, and it's entertaining yet factual as hell. It's written to look like a highschool textbook, complete with quizzes, do-its, factsheets, group discussion questions, classroom activity sections, and of course, lots of pictures.

Me putting it as Jon Stewart's book is just an euphemism of The Daily Show's entire team writing the book, you even get Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bees, and Ed Helms. The only person that's missing here is Rob Riggle. Where's Rob Riggle (and John Oliver)!?



You see, Rob Riggle is the man.
Not only is he a Senior Military Affairs Correspondent, he's also a Senior Military Analyst, Asian Coup Correspondent, Senior DNC(Democratic National Convention) Correspondent, Senior War Correspondent, Senior Olympics Correspondent, and a whole lot of other correspondments. Besides, you can't beat military experience, or so John McCain seems to put it. But that's another post for another day.

Anyway, you'll notice just from the picture above, that it says 'With a Foreword by Thomas Jefferson'.

Yes.
The Thomas Jefferson.

From about 200 years ago.

Doesn't it ring a bell?

The person who wrote the Declaration of Independence.

This guy.

I don't know how he came to be around 200 years later to write a foreword, but yeah, whatever.

The book separates itself into chapters, and heck it's useful. Not only did I learn about America, I learnt about the world.

Hahaha, words cannot describe how entertaining this book is to the average reader. Every section is equally humourous, and equally straight to the point.

Look at this, under Landmark Supreme Court Cases, together with Roe v. Wade (1973) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954)


or this commentary by Stephen Colbert.


Heck, even this explains how Nixon got his nickname.

If there's still not a smile or a grin or any sign of humanity on your smuglooking face, I give up. Go read Dilbert instead.

I loved the section on Congress (Chapter 4), The Future of Democracy (Chapter 8) and The Rest of the World (Chapter 9).

Politics 101? Screw it. Read this book instead.

The last time I checked, this book was worth RM82.90 at Times Pavilion. Hardback, with about 230 pages of kickass information. You can even play boardgames on it.

GET IT NOW!! Because I give it 8.5/10.

oh and get a hardcopy for me too please.

If not, Dick Cheney'll shoot you in the face.
Like what the Texas Monthly says.
Do It Now!!!

Kuwakchai

I'm currently hooked on this game which Nick introed me to. It's a new online text-based game, something like realthugz. Only this time it's made in Malaysia.

Yeah that's right.
Kuwakchai.


It starts out with a nice intro.

Since the fall of notorious crime families throughout Malaysian cities, there has been a great power vacuum that many up and coming gangsters are trying to fill. Hangmen have recently been given pay raises, and the country is trying to put a stop on all major criminal activities, but there is just so much money to be made... Dealing drugs in Malaysia carries the death penalty, yet can pay very high. Prostitution is easier to get away with, and so is loan sharking or making and peddling fake goods. However you build your empire, be prepared to protect it.

Of course, you start out as a rookie, with RM100, and tempted into this world of infinite money and power. There's lots of things you can do in Kuwakchai.


Like stealing from Petpets'R'Us.

Like biao mei (表妹) trafficking.


But if you are a noob, Pudu Jail will be your next most visited place after the hospital. If I'm in a good mood I might just bust you out of jail lol.

This is how the interface looks like. From here you can see several things that you can already start doing. Merempit, Pergi Skolah, Go to Muar and find your local chicken den or casino, or just find someone to whack. I don't wanna spoil things for you, especially the jahat stuff part where there're lots of surprises waiting for you.

Interested already?

Here's the link.

http://kuwakchai.com?REF=3298

JOIN NOW AND BECOME MY MACHAI/KULI/SLAVE!
I'll guide you through the beginning, give you good targets to whack, money and points so you can level up fast. You also get 200 points back when you join under me.

Oh btw, visit here for beginner tips and join Fu Tao Bong, the best gang in Kuwakchai.

To Go Onto The Next Page

After reading Malaysian Insider's article on the eventual crackdown on bloggers, I wasn't surprised to see today's headlines where MCMC issued a directive to all 21 ISPs to block Malaysia Today. Thankfully the blog owners have started a mirror site here. As of now, only TM has complied with the instructions. The rest will probably follow soon enough.

Links:
Here
Here
Here

I managed to dig out these.

Section 263:2 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 states that
"A licensee shall, upon written request by the Commission or any other authority,assist the Commission or other authority as far as reasonably necessary in preventing the commission or attempted commission of an offence under any written law of Malaysia or otherwise in enforcing the laws of Malaysia, including, but not limited to, the protection of the public revenue and preservation of national security."

Section 3:3 of the same act states that
"Nothing in this Act shall be construed as permitting the censorship of the Internet."

Point 7 in the MSC Malaysia Bill Of Guarantee states that the Malaysian Government promises to "ensure no Internet censorship".

Is there a class action suit in the making? I sense some fervent desperation and dissent in our administration. We cannot be like our socialist-capitalist brethrens whose democratic system, which I assumed there is one, is barely skeletal.

Jihad in Permatang Pauh?

Today we focus on a certain individual none other than Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. Wanita UMNO deputy chief, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for Women and Social Development Affairs, former Women, Family and Community Development Minister, former Pantai MP. She's certainly got some colour under her belt.

Before the Permatang Pauh by-election, The Star reported that Wanita UMNO declared it's campaign as jihad.

I'm not in this position to comment, but isn't jihad a little inappropriate, irrelevant, and over-the-head? Perhaps she's signalling that Wanita UMNO.. or indirectly, UMNO is desperate?

These are just a couple of personal attacks and threats that she made about Anwar, assuming the 'he' in her statement refers to Anwar.

“It is a jihad because this individual should not be given the chance to destroy the country’s political stability and prosperity.

“If we allow him to lead the country, he would lead us to destruction,”

From my understanding on politics, Anwar's just running for parliament. What's this about prime ministerialship?

Please enlighten me, Datuk. I'm afraid I'm not as knowledged as you are on this. Could she be implying that there's a mood of certainty that Anwar will be PM by Sept 16? But it couldn't be, because Mahathir and Muhammad Taib both said that Anwar couldn't get 30MPs.

With all this ruckus going on between Anwar and Najib, Abdullah's laughing all the way to the bank. Mahathir seems to have a personal grudge on his handpicked successors, and is contemplating leaving Malaysia for good if Anwar gets in, Khairy's poking about and is maintaining that Anwar is a tool of the Americans and will sell the country to them yada yada.

The drama seems to be getting better.

A Bigger Slap

I never bothered to care much about Permatang Pauh, but this time around there're a couple theories that are in play here in this by-election.

BN, probably poured a lot more money into this than they poured into Ijok to stop Khalid Ibrahim from entering. But the unofficial vote's in.

Anwar wins by an overwhelming majority of 16,210 votes., getting 26,646 beating Arif Shah's 10,436. Here's where I got it from.

This is in fact more than the last election majority of 13,388 that his wife, Wan Azizah took. Not only is this another defeat for BN, but another psychological defeat as the margin is increased even further.

Let's see what happens in the next couple of days.

Edit: Anwar got 31,195 votes, Arif Shah 15,524. Anwar wins by majority of 15,671.

WUI WTF

And here's the next item on the news.

Avril's concert is cancelled WTF NIABET.


Not that I'm going but it's nice to have Avril come down to KL for a change instead of Alan Tam or Hacken Lee bullshit. Apparently we have approached a laima 奶妈 attitude similar to our southern brethrens, that our citizens have to be given tender love and care similar to babies, and that the concert being on the 29th of August is too close to the Merdeka festivities and Ramadan period, which spoils the Merdeka mood by corrupting young souls with pop and rock and whiteskin influences. Alan Tam is coming to Genting on Aug 22 and what he's singing is not pop? Don't bullshit me please.

As you can see, semua sebenarnya benci orang putih, little bit also protes sini protes sana. No need to give such a lousy reason hai mai?

Come on guys, she's probably one of the cleanest artists from the West.
Sigh.

For the conspiracy theorists.. maybe the ministry decided that they'd like to give Anwar the upper hand by frustrating many youngsters' hopes of seeing Avril, whom in return will direct their anger towards the federal government, hence creating a lot of emo votes for Anwar. For all you know Anwar brokered a deal with Shafie a couple nights before to cancel Avril's concert just to get votes.

Or maybe Shah Alam was the wrong place to hold a concert. Maklumlah, the place itself is devoid of entertainment outlets. Patutlah bangkang. Even Genting also don't want to be in Selangor land.

The bottom line is..
Don't give them Singaporeans, Thais, and bastard shoelicking Malaysians anymore reason to laugh at us! Guess where're they gonna go if Malaysia's not gonna let them perform? Boohoo poor little KL's gonna be left in the dust.

You don't give your neighbours the opportunity you dumb shits!

Frustrating.
Ok la end post. Another emo moment after Lee Chong Wei gets owned at the finals (emo MAX) and proceeds to Permatang Pauh, either through foolish choices or manipulation,(emo dikompaunkan x1000) to get his rm300k on a jet provided by the MoD.

Edit: It's on after all, at Stadium Merdeka. Woooooooooop!

Pretty Good Lessons

Just got back from Genting yesterday, and on the way down I thought of making a list of great tracks.

Not your everyday radio hit.

CLUB HITS.
Yeah that's what I'm talking about. You know I'm a freak for techno, dance, electronica and eurobeat.

I've been going on a 3-month streak listening to Mandarin/Cantonese /Korean/Japanese east asian pop. So it's about time I get back to these babies.
So here goes, a rookie's top 15 tracks (because these are just too good), in reverse order from #15 -> #1

Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
Mr Bronkz - Knock (T-Headz aka. Tobb C. Remix)
Benny Benassi - Put Your Hands Up
Eurofunk - Stop To Give Up
Alphazone - Flashback
Ayla - Ayla Part II (Radio Mix)
Stonebridge ft Isabel - Chlorophilia
IKON - Breaking (All Good Funk Alliance Remix)
Booty Luv - Dance Dance
Barbara Tucker - Love Vibrations (Josh Harris Club Mix)
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Ganjaguru - Basscontrol
Kreo - Burn For You
Global Deejays - One Night In Bangkok (Club Mix)
Global Deejays - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Royal Gigolos Club Mix)

xx

There's a reason why Global Deejays are #1 and #2 . You see I first heard this tune a couple days ago, and it's addictive. Partly because my library lacks a little electronica fusion, and partly because the benny benassi effect is just epic.

Ok, tamat.

Now all you'll have to do is be a good girl, and wait for the next post.

Shorty Geddit

Shorty had them apple bottom jeans
Boots with the fur
The whole club was looking at her
She hit the flo'
Next thing you know
Shorty got low low low low low low low low

Them baggy sweat pants
And the Reeboks with the straps
She turned around and gave that big booty a smack
She hit the flo'
Next thing you know
Shorty got low low low low low low low low

xxx
This used to be the shits.

But.. change song NOW.
Because I heart it everywhere I go.
And I've been listening to it for about 5 months straight now.
On the radio, at the pasar malam, on my mate's phone, at the shops, the clubs, EVERYHHHWHERE.

It's one thing to be a hit, another to be a big pain in the ass.

So I liked it when I first heard it back in March or so. Then when I got back in May the radio stations started to play it as a hit, then the clubs, then the pasar malams, then people started requesting for it.

DAMN YOU OUTDATED PEOPLE.

Seriously, this thing is old school.
Time for some Epiphany.

By T-Pain.
or some Akon and Kardinal Offishall.

Hopefully Hitz.FM / Fly FM reads this and starts playing some T-Pain.
Especially this wicked tune.


or this.

Cherish ft Yung Joc - Killa

So..
get on wit it and stop playing Low. It's getting too much bloody airtime. Besides, RnB nights suck. Slow beats, lousy remixes, and all you do on the dance floor is mash a couple bodies up while shaking your ass .. or hips.. or boobees.

Btw, check this out. Is that a babe in photo #2. OMG HELLO HOW ARE YOU?

Sigh, all the pok pok chui girls are clubbing. I'll go to KL clubs when I'm 20 next year.

Let Me Just Trace U Back

We go.. today to the start of the uh.. holiday season back in May.

Ui! Freaking fast my holiday 60% gone d..

I vaguely remember May, except for SS2 sunshine buns, Puchong dimsum, couple of futsal sessions, one K session and a couple rounds of mamak and watching My Wife Is A Gambling Maestro.


Cheung Ka-Fai might have lost a bit of his touch but he's still fai.



June was Euro month.


Ah plus Ben was back mid-June. Blur blur blur.. futsal, movie, and the big Perhentian blast. Then movie futsal futsal futsal futsal futsal futsal movie and Ben goes away.

And that was about 3 weeks ago.

Boohoooooo time flies..

I'm not mentioning the serious stuff that I did during the summer. Like uh.. going for AGMs, attending a launch, getting my first paycheck, learning about technical analysis, researching the local property market, studying the KLDP2020 ops.

Anyhoos, as the days flow nearer towards September, I have this dreadyish feeling that I always have before I leave somewhere. So I have to prepare myself mentally. Mmmm..

Never mind. I'll just stare at this emo poster of Stephy and Alex which I kinda like.
Why my posts so uncohesive one..sigh.

The Routine Haircut

If you haven't noticed anything you must be
i. New.
ii. Blind.
iii. Ignorant.
iv. Too cool to notice.

or this blog didn't matter to you.

Anyhoo I've got a whole lot of posts that I've planned out in drafts.

It might come as sudden to me and you but blogging to me is not something constant that I oblige myself to, especially during the holidays where I have better things to do than to be cooped up in my room. But it's probably about 3 months into my summer holiday and I'm really bored now. So yeah.. back to routine stuff, this included.

Pssst I'm gonna let you in on something.
..
..
.. The next few posts will be about my holiday so far!
..
.. Suspens leh!

Cut!

I've decided to go with a new direction with this blog. And that direction will be.. towards development, property, business and all that moolah. All this because I'm starting to gather research and knowledge about the business world with summer approaching an end.

And as I learn, I'll write a post about it so that my 1 or 2 readers will hopefully benefit from it as well haha.

So.. expect a post in a day or so!

*runs off*

is not back.

I've been delaying my posts just because I don't really feel like blogging. But then these few days really seem monotonous, with school and everything, although it feels like a short time has just passed, it's really more than half of my holiday which blew past.

I have about 2 more months before I go back to Edin.. no.. that's pretty short. I realise I have to sides to myself, a malaysian side, and an overseas side. I've been struggling to keep these two sides in check, it's either one or the other and never both together.

So I'm here to say sorry, for neglecting this blog. And this time I'm really back, both sides baby.

is Back.

Finally something to spur me up enough to get typing on this.

I loved Perhentian. Epic adventure.

xxx//Will update in due time when I get more pictures.

Pulling Through

I've got a last minute boost of motivation.

By Friday evening I'll be walking the streets of London. Saturday, I'll be waiting at the airport. Come Sunday morning.. I'll be having dim sum in Sri Petaling.

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Drive.
Futsal.
Cyber.
Mamak.
Movies.
Hanging Out.
Cheap food.
Lots of cheap food.
Shopping Malls.
Traffic jams.
Too hot weather.
Thunderstorms.
Smell of grass and trees.
Friends.
Family.
Home.

Sex and Men

With all the hoohaa about the issue that Rais Yatim brought up regarding travelling single women having to ask for consent blablabla.. I'm having a good laugh at the whole thing.

Women all over the country are probably going to have an out-of-time period this month after hearing this news and what I have to say about it.

Call me a egoistic/masochistic/sexist pig if you want to, my opinion remains my own. Yes, I know I'm only 19/still inexperienced/ haven't gone into the real life/ haven't seen the world/ dumb. Besides, it's only what I think of it, so why take it out of context? So, please READ this carefully, or else don't even bother wasting your prospective 3 minutes reading the following paragraphs.

I'm going to generalise here. Women.. are dumb. Dumb as heck. Men intelligence and wit fairly surpasses women intelligence. This is why, men have natural dominance. Males lead the pack, hunt for food, feed the family and fight for their values. You feminists are bloody stuck up. If you argue that women should be given equal rights, tell that to the fucking animals ok? Don't tell that to us men.

However, that's if I am .. not a gentleman. I too, like many other men, feel the pain suffered by victims of crime. Being a woman doesn't make it particularly easy because other men target women who are generally thought of as weaker and easier targets.

I too, will fight for women in their fight against sexual oppression. I too, disagree with policies that do not make sense. I too, will not want my spouse or partner to be locked up in the house.

So, to get back to the main point, the ministry's idea was dumb. I take it that they were trying to help out women in a good way, just that they thought of the wrong idea. Frankly, the idea itself is ridiculous and only warrants thoughts of radical Islamisation that's creeping into our secular country.

I want women to go out, I want women to dress down (in fact, I don't even want women to wear clothes), I want women to be able to get high paid jobs too. But women, will have to depend less on men to achieve that, and more on themselves. The issue of conmen targeting housewives is one. WHO THE FLYING FUCK STILL GETS CONNED IN THIS AGE AND TIME?! DON'T YOU HAVE FUCKING BRAINS?! IF IT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! (Some men are also stupid enough to fall for this). So women, don't walk like a slut, be more aware of your surroundings and not be a dumb first-world blonde, don't open your wallets in public, don't even dare walk alone in a dark street or empty carpark lot. Don't accept drinks from strangers. yada yada the list goes on.

To put it straight, women are gullible. Women aren't very alert of their surroundings. Women trust other people too easily. Women take things for granted. And because a lot of men perceive females as the weaker race (physically, and in terms of survivability), you have to buck up and break that mentality, fight back, show those asshole men that you are not a chick to be screwed around with. Kick men in the balls when you don't like them, show them you mean business. I'm not denying that there are a lot of gullible guys out there as well, that there are equally as much wusses amongst males as well. They are safe only because of the protection that the general male race is able to give them (that men are not to be screwed around with).

Hence, I end my argument. This new policy by the Foreign Ministry is rubbish. But to the future critics that say "All you men are sexist pigs", I'd say this, in the end you'll have to depend on men so don't get on our nerves too much, go tell your fellow sisters to not be such easy targets, and we'll warn our fellow brothers to stop targeting women. Simple as said. For all you know the next thing that's come up will be, all men need consent from their wifes to go overseas (so they don't sneak off into China to find their mistresses).

And now, I'll wait for the flames, hopefully this aluminium foil I bought off Tesco helps.

Warm and Hot

It's under a week before I leave the UK homebound.
walan.. I can't wait.

Today's question is this.

Toilet seats. One of humanity's best invention ever.


Here's the scenario which I thought of while taking a piss in the loo. Guys usually have a couple of places to aim, illustrated here. The aim, is usually to keep the piss as quiet as you can. Unless.. the person just likes making a blast out of pissing.


Point X will always be the optimum section to aim your stream at. Why X? Because this gives the least noise, reduces the chance of your own piss splashing out, and is in a perfect position. Some people prefer to shoot at the northeast, and northwest as well. That's fine. East and west.. you're probably aiming badly. Now, if you happen to be pissing into the lowest 3 sections, you better go make an appointment with the GP.

Some people LOVE to drop the load smack in the middle, creating about 4-6 seconds of bombastic sound effects, maybe because they like it.

So, the question remains, why on earth can't guys repeat this amazing feat of not getting piss all around the floor with the toilet seat down? The hole probably got smaller, but if we're so good at aiming into section X or even smack into the pool of water, what difference does that make!

Hence, another example of mankind's toughest challenges.

P.S: Did anyone tell you that 18°C is HOT?

Shaky Shoulders

There are times when humanity looks back at their decisions and wonder whether it was right in the first place. Am I repeating that mistake?

When I first felt the urge to be take on posts of power, there was an aura of determination and confidence all about. That was 5 months back in December. Now, as I write it, I am not writing it with the aforementioned aura. 5 months later, I am nervous.

To understand the situation, I'll have to let you know a bit about my past. Back then, I was a nobody. Ordinary student with academic results at the back of the first class. Never a prefect. Never a librarian. Not a good sportsman either. Substitute for football and basketball games. Only took part in the march past. No society positions. My greatest achievement? Being a committee member in a fund-raiser project in high school, scoring 7As in SPM and ABBac in A-levels.

Now after 19 years, I suddenly felt the need to step up in society. Secretary for the Buddhist Society. Great. Running for the post of Vice President in the Edinburgh Malaysian Students Association. What next? A union post?

Axxu, which happens to be a great person, once told me, it doesn't matter whether you lose or win this election, the difference is that you were bold enough to step up to the challenge. This piece of wisdom, is what keeps me going right now, when I feel like giving up.. like last time. I never ran for posts because I wasn't bold enough, I didn't sign up to be a prefect because I thought I couldn't handle the job. I never even tried.

I am trying now, and I sure as hell am not going to let my weakness show.

P.S: I call upon divine assistance for tomorrow's EMSA AGM, and Monday's Economics exam which I still have 14 chapters to cram. *crosses fingers*

Midway Exam Strategy

This problem has been around since forever. Here's how it goes graphically,

Aiya I forgot to add the axes.

The graph shows concentration vs time, so as normal people are, my concentration goes up as I approach an exam.
About a couple of weeks beforehand I usually start preparing notes and get a good understanding of the uh.. subjects.

Here's a hypothetical situation. There are 3 papers in my finals.

  1. A week before the first paper.
  2. 3 nights before the first paper.
  3. The morning of the first paper. Damn tense because first exam, you know, the oommph, the momentum.
  4. Right after the first paper.
  5. 3 nights before the 2nd paper.
  6. 2 nights before the 2nd paper. I forgot to add another one right after it but that's the night before.
  7. The morning of the 2nd paper.
  8. Who doesn't slack after their papers right?
  9. The cycle starts again.
  10. Notice the concentration rises at a higher rate than before the 2nd paper. Going back soon! Final push!
  11. Climax aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.

You see, the problem is that I am a sloth in the middle of my exams. Henceforth today I've devised a strategy called the Midway Exam Strategy to 'provide a temporary much-needed boost' for my second exam. Here's the projected result if it succeeds.
Right after the initial slump, the MES will successfully prop up concentration levels to provide a supernormal rate of increase. Great success.

The contents of the MES are uh.. not known because I haven't gotten to plan it yet. In fact I think I'll only manage to complete the plan after my second exam next Monday, which .. won't be of any use anymore because then it wouldn't be midway, and that if I do get down to it but I won't because the exam's 4 days away. So essentially, planning the MES is useless.. because.. then it wouldn't be helping out my second exam when it is supposed to, or would it?

*boof*

So.. did I just waste 20 minutes typing this?

B is for..

Bye Business!
My paper is ... over! Yay!

Not.

I'm so gonna fail this.

But no.. I have to have the confidence.

Ah yes, confidence is what stirs up girls, no?

However when you look at 765 pages in the business textbook, you instantly reflect upon yourself and ask, "What the flying fuck did you do over the last week?!"

Sigh, I really hope I can pass this paper.

Anyway, just a sidenote, I'm running for posts in EMSA and Buddhist Soc! This marks the start.. or rather the beginning of awesome me. The HK legacy hence begins.

A second note: I'm actually going bonkers in my own room because of these exams. Need prescriptions, or sedatives, or someone to pay me 100pounds per chapter. Please? I need the incentive =)

Lala!

I'm bored.
Very bored.

Because all I did and am going to do is study.
Wake up. Eat. Study. Eat. Study. Sleep.
For about 22 days.

Besides, I'm feeling munchy at the moment.

Munch munch.

Epiphany

Eh your blog die already ah? or Why haven't you been blogging? are the brightest questions to ask me at this moment. Truth is, I didn't have the time to sit down with a clear head and just type. Not before, not now, and not in the coming month.

I have 27 days till the flight to KL.

and I'm absolutely thrilled at the thought of it. 9 days to the 1st exam, 6 days to the 2nd and another 9 days before the final exam.

An 18-week holiday. O M G!

Besides, the brightened greens outside the window now instantly warp me to memories of home. I should probably sit outside in the Meadows and take in the occasional seagull call. Why's there so much literary I don't know. Right now, all I'm yearning for is the smell, heat and humidity of the godblessed Malaysian air.

To 18 weeks of bliss. Hell yeah.

It Happened In 384 Hours

The last time a post went up, there was David, David and Jun and Shaun. Shaun left for Aberdeen a day after CoM. Soon after, one David went back to Loughborough. Then XY came up on the 24th, and now she's in Spain. Fast forward nearly 2 weeks, and Jun goes back to Glasgow. In under a week from now, David goes back to Oxford after crashing with me for 5 weeks.

and by then, I'll be a lonely man/boy.

When that happens, I'll be counting down the gloomy days to KL. 9 days to my 1st exam on the 22th, 6 days from then to my 2nd exam, and another 9 days to my 3rd exam, and a final 2 days before I haul my ass to Paul's place in London.

and that marks the end of my first year in university.

I need a pint now. Pints are the teh tarik in this side of the planet heheheh.

Everyone Wants To Be Us

The last two weeks were a blackout moment. Looking back at it, it passed, real fast. Somehow preparations for CoM came and gone with a snap. My room was maxed beyond capacity for about 4 nights or so, and I was burning money as if it was hell money. There was much alcohol involved, and so much good fun like freeflow beer.

And there are only 49 more days, exactly 7 weeks till the day I fly back home for the summer holidays.

Easter holidays has already started, and effectively my first year of studies has ended. Right after easter, it's exam season and I proudly say that I have the earliest finals, starting on the 22nd of April, and ending on May 7th.

I've already found a flat for next year, staying with Michelle, Stephanie, Lindsey and Adrian at a great place. and Amsterdam's already calling my name. It's my first trip to Europe, and that without my family as well, so it's a completely new experience to me.

My friends and family have all been a blessing to me, assimilating to different social groups certainly took it's time but it's great now, and I'm loving every bit of it. I love my family, my friends both in KL and various cities in the UK and worldwide, my adopted home/city, my birthcity (KL, born and raised yo!)

Never have I been feeling so guilty and yet blissful at the same time. Is this what mentally breaking into adulthood feels like? I've never felt such liberation before, but it sure feels ecstatic.

In short, life just turned fun.

Offline

Not having internet connection at the moment, so.. chill. I'll be back blogging in a few days.

Excitetion!

All the boring posts I have made in the past years, are worth every single second I've spent on it.

Just a brief overview, MCA, MIC and Gerakan lose big.

Opposition takes Kelantan, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor and KL.

KL
The previous seats of Bukit Bintang, Cheras, Kepong and Seputeh (I'm under this one! - DAP won with 36,000 majority!! :D) all won by DAP with increased majority. While BN lost the seats of Batu, Wangsa Maju, Segambut, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai and Bandar Tun Razak.

Batu - PKR's Tian Chua wins MCA's Datuk Lim Si Pin (Deputy Speaker in the Dewan Rakyat)

List of important people who lost:
Kuantan - Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Fu Ah Kiow (BN-MCA) loses his seat to PKR's Fuziah Salleh.

Bandar Tun Razak - Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Tan Chai Ho (BN-MCA) loses to PKR's Khalid Ibrahim.

Sungai Petani - Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin (BN-UMNO) loses to PKR's Johari Abdul.

Lembah Pantai - Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (BN-UMNO) lost to PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar.

Hulu Selangor - Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk G. Palanivel (BN-MIC)loses to PKR's Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

PJ Utara - Parliamentary Secretary of Women, Family and Community Development Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun (BN-MCA) loses to DAP's Tony Pua.

PJ Selatan - Deputy Minister of Tourism Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai (BN-MCA)loses to PKR's Hee Loy Sian.

Taiping - Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk M Kayveas (BN-PPP)loses to DAP's Nga Kor Ming.

Padang Rengas - Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Nazri Aziz (BN-UMNO) wins by a slim majority of 1749 votes.

Kuala Kangsar - Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Rafidah Aziz (BN-UMNO) wins by a slim majority of 1458 votes.

Sungai Siput - Works Minister Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu (BN-MIC)loses to PKR's Dr. M Jeyakumar.

Batu Kawan - Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon (BN-Gerakan) loses to DAP's Dr P Ramasamy.

Bukit Bendera - Deputy Information Minister Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye (BN-Gerakan) loses to DAP's Liew Chin Tong.

Teluk Intan - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Datuk Mah Siew Keong (BN-MCA) loses to DAP's M. Manogaran.

Lumut - Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Kong Cho Ha (BN-MCA) wins by a slim majority of 158 votes.

Wangsa Maju - Parliamentary Secretary of Federal Territories Yew Teong Look (BN-MCA)loses to PKR's Wee Choo Keong.

Kapar - Parliamentary Secretary of Education Datin Paduka P. Komala Devi (BN-MIC) loses to PKR's S Manikavasagam.

also Jerai - Badruddin Amiruldin (BN-UMNO) (google him) lost.

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So expect changes to these positions. And since Health Minister Datuk Chua Soi Lek (BN-MCA) resigned, Water, Energy and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Lim Keng Yaik (BN-MCA) and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy (BN-MCA) both aren't running for parliament this year, another three main portfolios are to be handed to other people.

Before the elections, BN in Perak were very confident about their standing and even listed several black areas into grey areas. Looks like.. they were wrong.

Overall, Gerakan is pretty much shattered with their state chiefs in Perak and Penang losing their seats, and winning only 2 out of 12 parliamentary seats contested. MCA's nightmare of 2004 when they lost the 2 Ipoh seats to DAP along with several state seats continued in 2008 .. to the extent that DAP will form the next state government in Perak.

PKR won surprisingly in Selangor, which I initially thought would be a stronghold for several MCA and MIC stalwarts. Kelana Jaya, Subang, Puchong, PJ Utara and PJ Selatan were the hot seats that fell to the opposition.

The Kota Melaka and the 3 state seats under it all went to DAP. Seremban also went to the DAP. So did Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Kuantan fell to PKR. KL is opposition controlled now from having 4 seats by DAP in 2004 to 10 seats today. Penang which was Gerakan's bastion now lay in ruins.

I can safely say that the capitals of each state excluding Johor Bahru (sigh.. this place again), Perlis and Kuala Terengganu, FT Putrajaya and Labuan are now opposition controlled. Sungai Petani (PKR), Georgetown (DAP), Ipoh (DAP), Shah Alam (PKR), KL (DAP & PKR), Melaka/Malacca (DAP), Seremban (DAP), Kota Bahru (PAS), Kuching (DAP) and Kota Kinabalu (DAP).

Urban voters are clearly angry at the government.

Whooppiiieee! I am still shocked from when I first found out the results about 8 hours ago. and please, do not provoke and taunt other people. Let those who lost learn that it is only natural.

A Dictator Dictates

There's been a few anti-establishment emails circulating here and there because of the general election. All of them contain quotes from MPs, and ministers. All of them are so factual they make your maths textbook look like Enid Blyton's books.

All of them play the race card.

These useless pricks apparently have a lot of free time to start inciting tensions here and there. Sure, you mention that 99.9999% of the army is made up of ethnic Malays, that Petronas employs 0.0000001% ethnic Chinese, that the police force is another 99.99999% Malay composed, that government jobs are completely taken by Malays, that scholarships are not given away fairly, and blablabla.

You know what I think? Go screw yourselves. You know only to complain, complain and complain. and to brainwash people into your skewed way of thinking.

Let's go back to '99 shall we. The government nearly lost the northern states of Kedah and Perlis, and was propped up by whose votes? You and your ah beng votes for BN apparently because you were soooo afraid of Keadilan and PAS. Who's complaining now?

Frankly speaking, other people of my likes and I care more about the state of the nation's economy than petty things such as race. Because, why? we were worried enough to swim deeper into Malaysian politics, we were more concerned to educate myself on what's actually right and what was bullshit. we were fortunate enough to have good friends and smart enough not to coop ourselves in a shell, and not be stuck in that loop of stupidity and propaganda. Are you? No. People of your likes are lazy, who feed on other people's words and lies, and like to be spoonfed. Whenever something pops up, you just jump on it and start pointing fingers around. You, like to play the blame game. That's the difference between your kind and my kind.

.. and that's all that matters.

2 In The Morning

So here I am, finally typing out some words while waiting for my flatmate to get back. The past weeks were about essays here and there but I'm so glad I'm already finished with it. Wasn't quite a busy weekend, apart from the SingSoc Food Festival, flat-viewing and a couple of performance/dance practices. Here's a shot at what's up this week.

  • Posters.. posters.. posters.. posters.. posters..
  • Ticket Sales
  • Visit from hairstylist :P
and there's the superficial stuff
  • accommodation for Amsterdam!
  • accommodation for next year!
and the less important ones
  • study and revise notes.
For some weird reason, I feel a lot messier and occupied this term, than last term. Easily seen from the amount of time I spend sleeping. What used to be a comfortable and lazy 9-10 hours of sleep has now become 7 hours.

No, not from 12 to 7 or 11 to 6.
2.30+am till 9. Maybe it's because of the sun blazing through the window in the morning. Speaking of which, it's getting into spring already! and the exam timetable is out. My finals start on the 22nd of April, and end on the 7th of May with three exams spread throughout. This means I could be back in M'sia 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Hoho!!

Ah good times.
Gonna hit the snooze button now, sigh I'll get my flatmate to ring me when he gets back later. By the way, Lynyrd Skynyrd's good music for staying up at 2 in the morning.

P.S: Did I say this? Edinburgh Malaysian Students Association (EMSA) is having their first ever Malaysian Night, which is called Colours of Malaysia. Tickets go for £9, includes a main course with a choice of starters and dessert, as well as performances, both cultural and modern.

Venue: Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9ER.
Date: 15 March 2008.

You know who to approach for tickets. Then again it's useless because no one ever reads this blog :D

I Was Gonna Post But..

Got two deadlines on Thursday noon so the reunion post will come a bit later.

*check this space for updates*

Running Out Of Titles

The most obvious question now probably is why am I blogging instead of mugging books. Well there's.. no answer to it. I'm having this sort of accomplished feeling after finishing one of my essays, It's like being high after a night of success at the battlefield or something omg my examples are rubbish. Besides, the deadline's 9 days away, and .. I've written.. nothing. But it's still a long way.

Anyway, trivial stuff away.. Ben said this in a chat earlier on.

ben says (6:38 PM):
ur blog doesnt speak on how u spent ur vday
ben says (6:38 PM):
what a fucking loser
HK : teehk.blogspot.com says (6:38 PM):
hahaha
HK : teehk.blogspot.com says (6:38 PM):
i never even celebrated it
HK : teehk.blogspot.com says (6:38 PM):
hence the word boycott
HK : teehk.blogspot.com says (6:39 PM):
and completely ignorance of that day
ben says (6:40 PM):
oh
ben says (6:40 PM):
i want to but cannot celebrate
ben says (6:40 PM):
what a loser

This year I had a strict .. what do you call it .. dogma to follow. I was going to boycott Valentine's Day. It was a success! .. sort of. Nevertheless the day started out with friends wishing me Happy Valentine's Day, but I told them I was boycotting it. Nothing out of the ordinary happened that day either. I had a thousand words to write so my eyes glued to the screen looking at e-journals. Made no mention of it either.. until now.

Valentine's is .. a whole load of false hype. I mean, there's no reason to celebrate it when it's all commercialised and expensive right? Restaurants have special menus intricately designed to steal your spare change, the whole world's suddenly filled with slow, sexy music, flowers start becoming so much more expensive, couples start becoming super affectionate towards each other, even friends wish love to each other.

The point is, why not everyday be Valentine's Day instead of a special day where everyone suddenly becomes a deity of love and sex. Is love sent and received on that day meant to be special? Is the Valentine's Night sex super intense just because it's Valentine's Night? Is a rose sent on VDay not any different from a rose sent on the day after?

It's only when you are single, that you realise how much emotions screw you over. People become irrational (don't speak of the word in front of me I'll go crazy) when in love. People can do crazy things no single bachelor/ette will do in love.

Sigh.

On that day itself, it's also a strong reflection on myself when everyone else is celebrating love. Why la am I still single at 19 years old. But at least I'm still 19 not 29 or 39 =P. Few girls have caught my attention since a big breakup about 2 years ago. The few that have, I've either not dared to approach them, or stand aside and watch as I drift away from them.. somehow.

I've done a lot of self-reflection since the breakup and have constantly questioned my actions before doing it so I don't screw up. It's been somewhat of a help, and I've matured became more boring considerably fast in 2 years. In the case of attraction, I've accustomed myself to being single and lusting after ladies. Besides, certain remnants from the previous relationship is still there, when I have already steamrolled the whole thing about a year ago. Add some other reasons in, and you get a very reluctant and slightly nervous to be attached person. Me.

Ahh, shouldn't be emo-ing now. *stops* Because I am going back to Concord College this weekend! Yays. Glasgow here I come on Thursday and Shrewsbury the day after! =D I can't wait to catch up with other buddies. The Scots are gonna rock CC, all 8 of us.. Shaun, Jun, Steph, Mich, Lindsey, SueAnne and YanMei! .. except Adrian who doesnt want to go =( boo.

To Start Talking About The Pound

Since I've been in the UK for about 2 years already, and will continue to be in for another 3.5 years, national issues have begun to be important already, since money's involved. One interesting political headline is the nationalisation of Northern Rock. It's an interesting issue because firstly it's the first bank run in nearly a century. Secondly, it has damaged the UK, notably the City's reputation, as a financial centre.

After the announcement of the nationalisation bill today, sterling pound's exchange rate fell by 0.5% to the dollar, and on a more relevant comparison, fell by another 0.006% to rm6.28 to the pound. It's been in a sort of a freefall since last October when the subprime issue started affecting Q3 and Q4 performance results in the US.

Comparatively there's also been a slowdown in the UK, (note, when I say the UK I don't include Scotland, no one actually does that) as seen with slowing home sales, and rising defaults. So the Bank of England has cut rates from 5.75% to 5.25% since December. However, a cut in rates and a drop in the exchange rate due to multiple factors has led to higher import costs, raising the CPI. So the wide perception is that the Bank will not cut rates below 4.75%, because of fears of inflation.

Oh well, I hope the pound doesnt fall anymore because I'm going to Amsterdam and I need more euros!! Let it fall against the ringgit hahahaha! It's good for students.

The Things People Say

There is now 17 days left till polling day. I'll be taking a stronger stance albeit on a neutral basis in the effort to lobby for a better future. Points and questions will be made in notes for emphasis, and on a semi-regular basis. (Maybe not.)

Note #1: Ignore issues on race and religion. Just ignore it you dumb religious freaks. Take a step back to clear your head from biases. They affect irrational behaviour. So what the government says is actually true, only from a different perspective. Don't use your freaking emotions to vote. Use your brains. If you can't understand that. You're clearly .. not smart enough to vote, and deserve to vote with your ass of a brain.

Note #2: Are bloggers who dabble in the socio-political scene anti-establishment? Those that write without facts or popular backing, are. Those that provide points, or are part of a bigger social group that's trying to provide a more constructive, and alternative point of view, are essentially, individuals providing their point of view. Should you believe them? It's like when a stranger tells you not to don't play with fire because it's dangerous, while another stranger tells you to wear fire-resistant gloves and play with fire, just because you're protected and you should feel the thrill of playing with fire. Alternative POVs on the same issue, with different outcomes, but you decide.

Note #3: Do you trust your ministers? Do you trust your police force? Do you trust your medical care system? Do you trust the transparency and accountability of all the above?

Note #4: Economy, personal finance and welfare. Do you feel threatened by the stagnating wages of your job? Do you feel that the spread in banks are ridiculously high? Do you feel threatened that as a resource-rich country, we are feeling poor? All these are the down-the-chain effects of mismanagement, and self-greed that's involved with the upper echelons of society.

Note #5: Did the Lingam saga show how deep in, certain individuals have ties to the ruling party? Doesn't it reveal a sense of complacency after a long time being in power?

Note #6: Do.. you think the present Prime Minister has kept up with his manifesto? Or was he sort of a caretaker like Gus Dur / Abdurrahman Wahid?

And that ends another boring post.. that no one will look at. Sigh.

Totally Random

Guess how much this is!
9p!

Yessss it's 9p!

What the freak right? Damn bloody cheap la this yogurt. And it tastes pretty good as well.

But it's gone in about 6 spoons. Hahaha.

N/A

Work has been bogged down by me I've been bogged down by work since the end of January. And February isn't helping either because of the deadlines, so is March, not April either because of exams. I want May now!!

Here's the to-do list!

  • 1000-word Loss Aversion essay // due 28 Feb.
  • 2000-word Finance essay // due 28 Feb.
  • Amsterdam Amsterdam Amsterdam // due in advance of Easter Holidays.
  • Busybody society commitments // due these couple of weeks.
  • Accountancy Notes // due every week.
  • 2nd-year Accommodation // due before summer holidays.

Notice that I've pushed forward the two essays which spells P.A.N.I.C.

But it's a considerable achievement that I'm already starting on my essays 2.5 weeks from my deadline! Last time.. SPM Biology exam tomorrow pun tak study. Anyway, lesson learnt over and over again.. I'll start a month ahead next time. Hehe.

A Foggy Day

I'm ripping off Michael Bublé's A Foggy Day (In London Town) and changing it to A Foggy Day In Edinburgh.

For two straight days, the streets of Edinburgh are like some ghost story dream come true. The city has been covered in dense fog yesterday and not-so-dense fog today.

Let's do a walkthrough foggy-style! Here's how I usually waste 7 minutes strolling to my lecture halls.



Notice most of the cars are hatchbacks.


Boo creepy!
But at the same time.. beautiful.
The red telephone booths are not just a London thing okay!



Tall one's where my Economics tutorial is!
And now.. on the way back!
You could feel the water droplets as you walk through the fog. It's that dense.
Lampu pun dah macam balls.
And this is the Central Mosque! See the minaret?

I'd love to drive in this fog.

There you go! A walk to the library.. and back! Beautiful lehhh! But really, visibility was probably limited to 50m in front or so. The pictures talk for themselves.It was that surreal! I'd probably be flamed if I say.. only in Edinburgh! London/Manchester/Birmingham/Liverpool/Glasgow got or not dun have right! =P