Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Change

Now approximately one year ago( or so I think), Facebook undergone one of the biggest aesthetic overhaul.

And of course, basically everyone was PISSED~! You see statuses updates condemning the change, this that bla bla bla. And there are even groups like"We'll bring back the old Facebook if we reach 1,000,000".

Let's put it in a way. You hate the change. You complain. But every day, you log in to your facebook, even though you know there is basically nothing to do! It's like checking the fridge every now and then, and sometimes find a carton of orange juice or a candy bar( That will be the notifications and comments in facebook! XD).

Now, I dare you all who have "hated" the new design to dig deep down to your hearts. If Facebook were to change the current layout which so many of you hate back to the old one, would that be a "YES"?

I can ask everyone of you proudly, because I'm not one of those who have complained.

Not to make myself superior or look proud, but what I want to say is:

Changes are happening every now and then. To us, to the society, country, nature. So if some changes that happened aren't favourable, you can fret. But don't overdo it. It is best not to fret at all, but to start accepting the change, to accommodate it, as the faster you do, the faster you get over it. That Facebook was just one example. =)


Monday, July 26, 2010

An Idea?

Quoted from the movie "Inception"

What is the most contagious thing of all? An idea. Once you have an idea, it manifests, spreading quickly and at the end, takes hold of you.

There is no cure though. That's what I think.

But for me, an idea is just a part of the malicious contagious part of the mind.

A mentality is also a part of our mind. What we think, what our perspectives are.

A mentality, is however curable, if we are able to accept and change a new one.

Stereotyping is also an idea, a not so good way to look at everything based on one thing.

For example, if 9 out of 10 people get food poisoning and died after eating, say a particular chocolate bar. So, it's normal when we see that particular chocolate bar, we won't even touch the wrapper!

But what if, let's say, 9 out of 10 boys from a particular house are smokers(but you do not know who are the 9). So when you meet either one of them, can you straight away accuse him as a smoker?

We can't. But in our mind, for those who hate smokes, he or she will think, oh crap, I better stay away from him when you see him coming out and catching the same bus with you. This is just a small example. There are many more serious one =). Maybe an action that changes other people's impression on someone, which of course, is baseless!!!

I kind of agree with some traits and personalities shared by those based on horoscopes. For me with the horoscope Aries, we may be hard-headed, that means to stand firm or stay with our judgments and point of views. For me, this is not a good or favorable trait. But after learning and realizing a lot of things(through thinking and staring blank), I'm happy to say that now I can see things through a range of perspectives and of course, think before I say so I won't hurt other people's feelings.

I'm still learning yet. But I ain't perfect. Yet

So yes when I get into a debate with my "Aries" s and "Leo"s (who I find are quite fun to talk with XD), I usually have the upper hand of understanding what the opposition is thinking. To make them see what I see and what other people can see, is my ultimate goal, not making them think like me and give them a wrong impression of something based on the topic of debate, or in other words, Inception.

No one is always right or always wrong. Some are not right and not wrong. Some of course are totally wrong. But for certain situations, not always!

Some things are right done at the wrong time, some are bad things done at a right time, some are good things done at the wrong time, and of course bad things done at bad time.

And ya, good things done at the right time =)

Everyone has their own perspectives, which is unquestionable, and acceptable. But to want everyone to believe and see things your perspectives every time, now that, is unacceptable...

But sad to say that our minds are now "corrupted", as it is not easy to plant the right information with so many wrong one's planted. So, Inception anyone? XD

Friday, July 16, 2010

Green-ish Ponder

I don't know why a part of me seem so proactive and want to know about what is happening around and to Mother Earth. The BP oil spill at the Gulf of Mexico is one case. But let's not talk about what happened. Let's talk about what is going to happen.
The sludge gushing out at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

BP=Big Problem

When Nike came out with their new technology to make jerseys from recycled plastic bottles, my first thought was "AWESOME~!" I did not know that anything like that was possible. It would be even better though that they shared their technology to ADIDAS, together the two sport giants doing a big part towards lessening the rubbish destined to rubbish fields. But of course I understand that you can't share everything with rivals, not of course you ultimate secret.

New Man Utd jerseys from recyled plastic bottles

I was driving home from Penang to Taiping and everytime I drive back, there will always be these super cars, driving at I-don't-know-maybe-150km/hr or above speed. Sure of course it is snail speed compared to Fernando Alonso, but what about the amount of gas his or her car emits? What is the excess of gas they can avoid from being emitted if he or she had drived according to the speed limit. Will these help save and change Mother Earth?

Then of course my thoughts wandered to the rubbish we throw everyday. I thought about this brilliant idea. Scrap the current rubbish collecting routine or scehdule, where people just chuck everything into the rubbish bin and wait for the collecter to collect it. Make or enforce the recycling rule, so that current rubbish collecters become recycling collecters and every piece of garbage can be recycled, meaning no more waste produced!
3R's-Reuse, Recycle, Reduce

But then another thought striked me. If that were to be the plan, humans, will definitely throw more rubbish into the rivers and pollute the Earth even more. Picture asking them to categorize their waste and buying 3 types of dustbin...
just like this
will become
like this...


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Two Towers - The Lord Of The Rings

A new power has arisen, it has

Armies of uruks one has mass

Weapons and armor with the white hand as crest

Once Isengard now Orthanc a big burning mess

An elf, a dwarf and a man

Over hills across plains they ran

To catch up with the Uruks before they reach their den

To save Merry and Pippin their hobbit friends

Then they came to the land of Rohan

The noble Theoden, Rohirrim at his command

Though shadow now covers the sun

For the king is possessed by Saruman

Eomer and his men reach the Uruks first

Slaying all in their way quenching revenge like thirst

Leaving nothing but orc carcasses

Whilst the hobbits escaped to Fangorn Forest

Followed behind after a blood spilt night

To the place where there was last night fight

To the forest, to the hobbits with all their might

Never to think to find an old friend, white in light

All was indeed in peril

As everything was following Sauron’s will

Slowly with evil the shadows creep

Thus commence the battle of Helm’s Deep

Ladders were raised to scale the Deeping walls

Ballistae were fired high and tall

Rohan’s end was about to be called

As the Deeping wall crumbled and fall

When all hope had finally gone

They’d realized they were not alone

Set atop on the hills of stone

Help came as the morning sun shone

This victory is however just the beginning

Of the battle of Middle Earth on the horizon looming

As the Ring bearer wander towards Mordor in discreet

Not knowing the evil and peril that they may meet

Football- Sport Or Entertainment

How to pack excitement, drama, controversy and tension into the world's most exciting sporting event? Simple.

The World Cup is the best example. It has been more of an entertainment rather than sport. But of course, entertain-ing sports into entertainment is the only way it can survive.

If world stage sports remains as a sport, then watching the World Cup will definitely be just like playing FIFA 10.

The good thing is that most people don't realise this. People like me, a season-ed pro, just laugh while I enjoy the show =)

p.s. If you don't get the meaning of this post, it's okay( it's stay the best like this). If you do get it, but don't understand it, then it's also pointless to explain XD

And of course, well done Spain. 100% deserve to be champions. No doubt


Sunday, July 11, 2010

An End

Everything has an end. It's end. No matter how long, or how strong, it also has it's end...

Here I am, counting down the hours, then minutes, then seconds to my holidays. Desperately clinging on to that every scond that slips out of my fingers. Futile. As if catching water with bare hands.

Then counting down to the Finale at Johannesburg, Soccer city, where the final curtain of the world's most elusive sporting event finally falls.

Soccer City, Johannesburg interior

The of course, counting the final moments, when the day I stayed away from my lecturers and lectures and homework, before they end...

An end however, is a new beginning, which it's end, is another, new beginning.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

Enjoy! =D

Picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor
Reachin' for the phone 'cause I can't fight it anymore
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey can't stop looking at the door
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now

woah woaaah.

Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothin' at all

It's a quarter after one I'm all alone and I need you now
And I said I wouldn't call but I'm a little drunk and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you now

I just need you now (wait)

Ooo, baby, I need you now

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Types Of Friends

Like it or not, hate it or love it, friends play a very big role in our lives. The moment we stepped out of our cozy homes, it's our friends that we sometimes have to depend on, lean on. But there are, many types of friends. Not putting them into specific categories, but there are specific friends for specific functions, and purposes.

Let's start from the bottom to the top...


Friends that are known to you, that is somebody you know, just getting started to be friends. Mostly most of those who we just get to know or make friends fall into this category. We might even forget their names if we met them the second time. We don't expect favours or do favours as we are not that close. Yet.

Group or Partner or colleagues

The second I guess. Most of the time we spend our time working, studying. So it's impossible that we do not come across human presence. These category are those that you face everyday in your lives, probably having to work together for a decent period, sometimes even for the whole life you worked( one good example would be your boss =D). Usually normal, but confrontations and problems occur quite often among these categories. Sure there are good times and bad times together while working and studying, but the moment you reach home or when holidays come, you won't be bothered as they are temporary erased from you database for a time being. Not that you don't like them, but they tend to get forgotten by you easily when you are not in your normal routine. You won't be thinking about your boss while vacation-ing, right? XD

Normal friends

Probably the level where the building block of a stable relationship starts- TRUST. Friends in this level are the one you can divulge secrets, share gossips without fearing a backlash or misunderstanding. Mostly those that we know what she or he likes or hates, and of course understand their personality and behaviour.

Situational or Functional groups

A group of friends sharing a few interests, but still able to get together. For example, it's not easy find a group of soccer crazy friends to play football. But other than soccer, we seldom meet up or do things together...

Best Friend

One who you trust a lot, probably more than your parents XD. He or she knows you like you know yourself. Will be there for you most of the time when you are down to pick you up, and will be behind you whenever you are doing something. Share a lot of interest together, and never feeling bored with his or her presence.


Now this is the category where the friendship growth escalate. A gang is simply a group of very good friends. Although they may not be as good as a best friend, but believe me out of 5 stars, they surely deserve four and above. It's not easy to have a gang of people sharing the same interest, and sporting enough to do all kinds of things. A place where eve the most timid one's will feel like having a crowd around him or her...

Brothers and Sisters

These are the friends that you have gone through everything with, worthy to be a brother or sister to you. You've gone through every single thing with him, her or them. From big problems, to petty occasions like having meals and sleeping, having pillow talk, men's talk. Even though they might leave or walk different paths, you'll always have that space in your heart to think of them out of the blue, meeting them once in a while does mean a lot. Strongest bond of them all, but still not the greatest.


After pondering for a long, long time, I cannot deny that my kaki's are those who I placed the highest of them all. No prejudice, but it is by God's will that we grew up in the same town, go to the same school, and some of them have passed every year with me in the same class from primary school and secondary school. From tiny little kids till the big handsome and pretty girls now, although there are times we meet once in a year. But for those who has passed by the holidays with me, whether it is having tea breaks around Taiping town, or watching World Cup matches at Pusat Makanan Taman Tasik, singing Karaoke at Rex Box or watching movies at Taiping Central, every small and ordinary thing we do seems like a wonderful holiday to me. We don't meet everyday, but with Facebook and MSN around, I'm sure there won't be an end to the crap we have.

Kudo's to all those Kaki's that have made my holidays a normal yet enjoyable one. We wil meet again come December. This time, with Ying Zhe the painter coming back from the US.

We'll bang you up bro. Beware XD

Monday, July 5, 2010

World Cup Curses

It's down to four team to continue their quests in searching football's ultimate holy grail. It's is of course, the ultimate time to predict who will end victorious in Africa this time. Each and every team has their pro's and con's. Sometimes even the best cannot prevail, due to the famous curses that has ever made the World Cup an elusive and remarkable achievements and a dogma to those who can't hold it.


No European team has ever lifted the trophy outside of Europe. This means that every European team that has won the World Cup in the past has only done so on European soil. Not in Asia, America. Nada. So Uruguay to win the trophy??? XD


The big mouth of Pele, the Brazillian footballing legend is rather evil though. Each praises for a team or player that is uttered is sure to gurantee in failure. I had not listened to any quotes this guy make. The last one was in 2006, when he claimed that Robinho was the next him. Robinho and Brazil then got pawned by France.

p.s. I think that Pele prayed for an Argentina landslide victory against the German. XD

Curse 3

Everything goes in a cycle. Life. Methamorphosis. Seasons. So does football... The picture says it all...

Each two wins add up to a same number, that is 3964. So who else dare to deny that Germany does not deserve to be champions. Beside, they played very well in this World Cup... =D

Other miscellaneous curses for the current World Cup...

Do go and watch Nike Write The Future ad. You will notice that all are not in Africa now. Talking about writing the future.. Bah...

Now it's Messi's turn I guess...

Coincidence? Curses? Hard to believe eh? Now here's something to help ya solve the headache.

Meet Paul the Octopus. So far all the matches he predicted are all RIGHT!!! Oracle eh... XD

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Toy Story 3 -The Finale- Review

Aww... I've been waiting for this for so long. Correction. I didn't know that there was even a probability that there would be a 3rd movie. Things got to a perfect ending in Toy Story 2, where little Andy is immortalized with his favourite toys forever in our minds.

Things did not turn out like that.

Andy grew up and is almost going to college. Although no more touching his toys, he still has a heart for them as he cannot bear to throw or give them away. But an accident happened when he was trying to keep his toys in the attic, only planning to take Woody to college. His mum threw his toys away, only for them to escape but ended up in a box destined to a day care centre.

Things did not go as expected at the day care. They were transferred to a room of small mischievous kids who played very roughly with them. They try to escaped, but were nearly foiled by the notorious Lotso, head of the "bad toys"

All's well end well. They managed to find a way back to Andy's house and... The ending is a sad and happy one. Look for the ending yourselves...

It's hilarious and you need to know something about Toys Story 1 and 2 to understand the jokes(well not all of them of course). Very touching and almost cried. But at least I now know that they are happy forever now. NO MORE please =D

"There's a snake in my boot!"