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Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday '311207

Hey guys! I just remembered, did you know that 2008, is a leap year? 2008 can be divided by 4, which is 502, making it a leap year. This means February will have 29 days, which is sad news... (Another extra day in school :( ) Haiz... Did you know that in old times, leap year was the time that woman can propose marriage? It started in Ireland, I think, this happened because woman waited too long for men to propose. But due to stricter rules then, woman was only allowed to pop the question to the guys on February the 29th which is the day in every four years. The funny part is, if the proposal was refused by the man, fines were levied. Compensation ranged from a kiss to silk gown, in order to soften the blow.

Did you know why leap years are added? I didn't know why until I was about 12. Well, leap year is added because the actual time it takes for Earth to travel around the Sun is in fact a little longer than 365 days. It's about 365 1/4 days (about 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to be precise). Therefore our normal calender is incorrect, as it's different from the solar calendar. The calender year is a touch shorter than the calender year.

According to astrologers (doubt it's real), those born on 29th February, have unusual talents and personalities, reflecting their special status. Think it's real???

A Greek superstition also claims that any couple married during a leap year, will have bad luck. Weird!!! It's just like any normal day...

Did you know there was such a thing called a century year??? They are not leap years unless they can be divided by 400.

Well, it's close to 12... Say bye to 2007, and heeelllllooooooooo to 2008!

Happy New Year folks!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Friday '281207

I suddenly just realized how God has blessed me. I thank God for what He has done and given to me.
The most important thing I'm thankful for is of course, my family. My parents brought me up, protected me, and educated me. All these show their love for me. I also am very thankful for God blessing my family with a sister. Although sometimes we quarrel and fight, this doesn't lessen our love for each other. I don't mind losing all my possessions, but I mind losing my family. I visited Precious Home, an orphanage and saw kids with no parents, or either their parents were taking drugs or in prison for some kind of offences. I wouldn't want to end up like them. Who would want that?

The next thing I value is my health. Which it's important to survive in this world. I thank God for not having birth born diseases or catching any serious diseases. Life has no meaning to me without health. If you are the richest man on earth, but sick, you are not going to enjoy your wealth but use it to pay for medical fees. So to keep one healthy, I exercise weekly, climbing a small hill every Saturday and play squash every Friday. Care to join me? Haha...

Among all the things I have, I think i'm most thankful for my computer. It's the best thing I could have. It teaches me things in an interesting way, it also entertains me with computer games and videos. If I lost my computer, I would have lost a very important source of entertainment and an effective way of getting information and learning.

These are the things I am most thankful for. These cannot be measured in terms of money but only in terms of happiness.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

PMR result... haiz...

I knew I wouldn't get good results and I didn't...
Well, as expected... haiz... I got

Bahasa Melayu B
Wat a failure am I.... haiz... :(

Bahasa Inggeris A

Mathematics A

Science A

Sejarah A

Geografi A

KHB A

Bahasa Cina B
thought i would get a C or D... what a relief... phew!

Damn... kinda disappointed. Haiz.... Wanted a 7 but only got a 6! And my school had 17 8 A's. Out of the 17, I think only a boy got 8A's and the rest are girls. 23 got 7 A's and 18 got 6 A's....
Gotta work harder!!!! & HARDER!!! & HARDER!!!!
Now.... gotta worry whether can get in Bio class a not.... 23+17=40 pupils. A class can take only maximum 45 pupils.... Who will be the lucky 5? Will I be one of them? Or I will be in the unlucky group? I want to go to Bio class!!!!! haiz....
Next year.... will be a nightmare... how many subjects am I going to take? Will I be able to cope?
Hrm.... Let's see...
Core subjects
1. Malay (stupid subject)
2. Chinese (another gone case)
3. English (1119 included)
4. Modern Maths (why don't they combine Additional Maths with Maths? After all, it's still Maths)
5. Moral (some subject that requires you to memorize 32 values-nilai)
6. History (killer subject)

Assuming I take pure science (which I hope for)
7. Biology (a science version of history)
8. Chemistry
9. Physics
10. Additional Mathematics (another killer subject)
11. EST (English for Science and Technology)

Optional (wish to take)
12. Principle of Accounts
13. Bible Knowledge
14. Geography (my mother is trying to discourage me from taking, but I like this subject)

So many subjects. My head's gonna blow!!!

2008. Resolutions. Resolutions.

2008, is coming soon. What are your resolutions next year? I have some. I got into trouble because of a few reasons this year. So next year I would like to change myself.

My first resolution is not put off things. Whenever I have something to do, I would say "Wait la" or "Later la". It really made my mother mad, because soon after that, I would forget what I was supposed to do, and get scolded and spoil the mood for everyone. Therefore, I must learn not to procrastinate.

My second resolution, is to think before I speak. Maybe this was the reason I lost some friends. I must learn to think before I talk although I seldom talk. I always regret what I say soon after. But I can't control it now. It's become a habit. I must resolve to complain less about others and not criticize others and praise them instead. This includes not talking to other people's secrets.

I think I wasted a lot of money this year on handphones. I think I wasted a lot on sms"ing". I need to spend my money prudently. I would have saved a lot if I had not wasted it on telephone cards.

I think my fourth resolution would be, being able to speak up. I want to be heard. I constantly find myself being quiet and shy. I want to be more talkative. Not that being too talkative is good. But i'm too quiet.This resolution is hard, but I'll try.

Next year, with these resolutions, I sure hope to have a better and happier year for me.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Friends... Are they for real???

Sometimes I wonder what are friends for... Are friends really important? Do friends really make a difference in my life? Isn't one better off alone? This got me thinking.
The reason i'm writing this because I was betrayed a few days ago... Furthermore, a lot of things are crowding my mind. Studies. Form 4. Chinese. PMR result. & many more. I'm stressed up till I feel like breaking something!
Friends as we all know come from people you know and like of any age and sex.
To me, friends are needed to enjoy life with. If I say I enjoy playing Cluedo, but have no friends. I surely cannot play the game alone. Even if I could, it wouldn't be much fun.
Friends are also needed to help us when we are trouble. When others talk bad about us, they will be the first one to defend us. Few days ago, I was depressed about a few things, a friend advised me. I won't say who. But if you are reading this, I would like to thank you. It helped me a lot. I'm still stressed up but less now. With friends to help us when we are in trouble, it's not so bad. As the saying goes, "Trouble shared, is trouble halved".
Friends not only share sorrows, but happiness too. When we are successful or have succeeded, they too will be the first to congratulate us. With friends to share in our moments of happiness, it is multiplied. As "Joy shared, joy is doubled".

But...
The cons of having friends are many too...
Some people are fair-weathered. They are people who are there for us when the times are good. But when we are down and out, they desert us. But, how do we identify them?
Another type of people that i'm aware are false friends. After they know everything about you, they betray you.
True friends are little, but fair-weathered and false friends are plentiful.
So, I advise you to choose your friends with great care. I don't want you to be betrayed. It's a not nice feeling. Bind your true friens with "hoops of steel" as William Shakespeare put it.

But, I choose the road to be a loner. I think it's better for me not to have friends. So, if I don't have any friends, what the heck? I'm happier without them... After all, nobody actually cares about me.. People seem to be too busy with their own lives and stuck in their group of friends...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas is Coming!!!

A song to celebrate Christmas!!!
O Holy Night (I like the Celine Dion version)

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O Holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Til He appeared and the soul felt it's worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoyces
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees

O hear the angel voices
O night divine!
O night when Christ was born
O night divine!
O night, O night divine!

And in His Name, all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise his holy name
Christ is the Lord!
Their name forever praise we

Noel, Noel
O night, O night Divine
Noel, Noel
O night, O night Divine
Noel, Noel
O night, O holy Divine

Thursday '131207

Hiya folks!
Last Wednesday I just went to Singapore to visit my cousins, maternal grandparents and Uncle Ad and Aunty FL. Unfortunately Uncle Al and Aunty K were not around...

Boy! Singapore is really different from Malaysia. Although Singapore is just a small island, I think it's better run than Malaysia.

In terms of cleanliness, I think I'd give Singapore an A. Don't see much rubbish everywhere. Their Majlis Bandaran equivalent very efficient. Here it is a different story altogether. You and I know that rubbish can be seen almost everywhere. In Singapore, the transport system is really good. All you need is the "Ez-Link" card to get around. The card it's just like a "Touch & Go" card. It deducts the loaded amount each time you use it on the MRT, LRT or bus. And the buses in Singapore are punctual. Need I comment on our public transportation? I think places like Penang would be better if they build their LRT. Talk is on..infact approval has been given. But it takes too long for authorities to get their butt moving!! So although Singapore's population is more than Penang's, the latter is still jammed-packed with cars. Better have the LRT or MRT up and running because it is not so costly. Further more it helps save the environment.

Singapore also takes cares of its environment. In Singapore, there are many trees. They provide shade for those on foot almost everywhere. Over here, trees are being cut down and not replanted. It's no wonder the air in Singapore seems cleaner and fresher. In Singapore, you can feast your eyes on so many things. For young teenagers like me, there are lots of new stuff for me to see and experience. (Lucky for them, unfortunate for me :( )
Saw some China made cars too. Not bad-lah. WHY aren't China cars sold here yet? My uncle says one can get a China made car for under S$2500, without the COE of course. There you have to buy a COE to own a car. COE(s) are more expensive than the cars, of course. But their cars are still quite affordable. I see lots of nice cars on the road. Anyway, is our government overprotecting Proton, depriving Malaysians of cheaper and perhaps even better alternatives? In terms of hawker food, Penang food is quite good but if you want to try fancy stuff, you are spoilt for choice in Singapore.

Food in Singapore is cheaper also, if you do not convert from RM to S$. For S$3, you can get a big bowl of curry mee. In Malaysia, RM3 also gets you a bowl of curry mee but the portion is much smaller. The libraries are much bigger in Singapore too. Aunty FL pointed out one in Orchard Rd which was a really huge building. She says she will bring me there during my next visit. Every floor is supposed to be filled with lots of books. I think even our National Library in KL can't compare in size.

One thing not so good about Singapore is that when you are there, you are required to do a lot of walking. Since parking from the destination is usually far and limited, you have to walk. You'll get blisters if you are not used to walking long distances. Well, anyway, I enjoyed my trip to Singapore. Shall post more on the places I visited later.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

2nd day in Sitiawan...

Woke up at around 11... (so I slept like a pig... :P) Got up and went straight for lunch.... In Sitiawan, lunch is different in the sense that they have it earlier (my opinion). Since I always have lunch at about 3, about 12 or close to 1, is quite early....but my grandparents and parents seemed hungry....my lil cousin from KL was staying with our grandparents. So, he came along too. He gets along really fine with my lil sis.
My cute cousin with my sister... at a restaurant having lunch... (waiting for food)...
Well, what i had...
The famous ko ru - fish stomach... (which i don't really like, cause it has a funny taste)
Next dish... (a mouth watering dish)
Fried fish with yam... (the fried fish is nice but the yam is NOT!!!, hahax.... i never did like yam..)
hrm... this dish is ok, tofu with broccoli... (it was attacked before i got a change to snap it...)
and other dishes.... (was to lazy to snap.... because too hungry.... didn't eat breakfast ma... hahax). One of the dishes was fish (steamed), it was really nice. Because firstly, there was no fish smell and the meat was nice and soft. And most importantly because it had little bones....

Soon it was time to go home... (awwwww.........) hahax... Before going home, I had nothing to do, so i took a few pictures of my grandmother's mango trees. The tree was bearing fruit (even though it was not the season for mangoes).
Look how nice the mangoes are... (not quite ripe yet, but my grandmother gave me a box full of mangoes which are juicy and sweet).

On the way back, it was so boring in the car (it was a 3.5 hour ride, one could get bored to death).
LOOK! A star burst on my way home (o.o) haha...

A sign board up along the highway...
Telus - Truth
(thought it meant transparent??)
Jujur - Honour
(could it mean honest???)
Ikhlas - Respect???
(maybe sincerity???)
And this is an advertisement of a bank: Al-Rajhi Bank o.o
(Anyway, BM has never been my strongest subject...so maybe I am wrong)



Saw this car in AutoCity on the way back from Sitiawan... Isn't it just nice? Wish I could have it... (haiz...)..someday.....
Stopped from dinner at Subway.... enjoyed my meal.... (wish it wasn't so expensive and there was a branch in Alor Star. Alor Star is a city and it still doesn't have these kind of outlets....)








I wan it again........ I WAN!!!!
haiz...

That's all for now....

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Saturday '011207

Just came back from Perak...visiting my grandparents...
Short visit...2 days only... left on Friday night and back on Saturday night... hahax... tiring journey, good thing I wasn't the driver... haha.... Unfortunately, my 3.5 hours was accompanied by just this...
Arrived and we immediately went for dinner. My parents always save their tummies for Sitiawan food. So we had to hold our stomach till we got to Sitawan. And I had dinner, the fu chow way... (was never fond of fu chow food :P)
what i ate:

Some soup with lots of tow fu....
Vegetables...Fried fish (the way i like it)
& chicken...
Fancy this kind of food? Go visit Sitiawan in Perak at this restaurant:
Restaurant Koping (look! it's empty)... haha

Shall post 2nd day later...
That's all for now... cya!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Stumbled on this... But it is IMPORTANT!!!

Top 50 Things To Do To Stop Global Warming

Global warming is a dramatically urgent and serious problem. We don't need to wait for governments to find a solution for this problem: each individual can bring an important help adopting a more responsible lifestyle: starting from little, everyday things. It's the only reasonable way to save our planet, before it is too late.

  1. Replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (cfl)
    CFLs use 60% less energy than a regular bulb. This simple switch will save about 300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

  2. Install a programmable thermostat
    Programmable thermostats will automatically lower the heat or air conditioning at night and raise them again in the morning. They can save you $100 a year on your energy bill.

  3. Move your thermostat down 2° in winter and up 2° in summer
    Almost half of the energy we use in our homes goes to heating and cooling. You could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year with this simple adjustment. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has more tips for saving energy on heating and cooling.

  4. Clean or replace filters on your furnace and air conditioner
    Cleaning a dirty air filter can save 350 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

  5. Choose energy efficient appliances when making new purchases
    Look for the Energy Star label on new appliances to choose the most efficient models available.

  6. Do not leave appliances on standby
    Use the "on/off" function on the machine itself. A TV set that's switched on for 3 hours a day (the average time Europeans spend watching TV) and in standby mode during the remaining 21 hours uses about 40% of its energy in standby mode.

  7. Wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket
    You’ll save 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year with this simple action. You can save another 550 pounds per year by setting the thermostat no higher than 50°C.

  8. Move your fridge and freezer
    Placing them next to the cooker or boiler consumes much more energy than if they were standing on their own. For example, if you put them in a hot cellar room where the room temperature is 30-35ºC, energy use is almost double and causes an extra 160kg of CO2 emissions for fridges per year and 320kg for freezers.

  9. Defrost old fridges and freezers regularly
    Even better is to replace them with newer models, which all have automatic defrost cycles and are generally up to two times more energy-efficient than their predecessors.

  10. Don't let heat escape from your house over a long period
    When airing your house, open the windows for only a few minutes. If you leave a small opening all day long, the energy needed to keep it warm inside during six cold months (10ºC or less outside temperature) would result in almost 1 ton of CO2 emissions.

  11. Replace your old single-glazed windows with double-glazing
    This requires a bit of upfront investment, but will halve the energy lost through windows and pay off in the long term. If you go for the best the market has to offer (wooden-framed double-glazed units with low-emission glass and filled with argon gas), you can even save more than 70% of the energy lost.

  12. Get a home energy audit
    Many utilities offer free home energy audits to find where your home is poorly insulated or energy inefficient. You can save up to 30% off your energy bill and 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. Energy Star can help you find an energy specialist.

  13. Cover your pots while cooking
    Doing so can save a lot of the energy needed for preparing the dish. Even better are pressure cookers and steamers: they can save around 70%!

  14. Use the washing machine or dishwasher only when they are full
    If you need to use it when it is half full, then use the half-load or economy setting. There is also no need to set the temperatures high. Nowadays detergents are so efficient that they get your clothes and dishes clean at low temperatures.

  15. Take a shower instead of a bath
    A shower takes up to four times less energy than a bath. To maximise the energy saving, avoid power showers and use low-flow showerheads, which are cheap and provide the same comfort.

  16. Use less hot water
    It takes a lot of energy to heat water. You can use less hot water by installing a low flow showerhead (350 pounds of carbon dioxide saved per year) and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (500 pounds saved per year) instead of hot.

  17. Use a clothesline instead of a dryer whenever possible
    You can save 700 pounds of carbon dioxide when you air dry your clothes for 6 months out of the year.

  18. Insulate and weatherize your home
    Properly insulating your walls and ceilings can save 25% of your home heating bill and 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. Caulking and weather-stripping can save another 1,700 pounds per year. Energy Efficient has more information on how to better insulate your home.

  19. Be sure you’re recycling at home
    You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide a year by recycling half of the waste your household generates. Earth 911 can help you find recycling resources in your area.

  20. Recycle your organic waste
    Around 3% of the greenhouse gas emissions through the methane is released by decomposing bio-degradable waste. By recycling organic waste or composting it if you have a garden, you can help eliminate this problem! Just make sure that you compost it properly, so it decomposes with sufficient oxygen, otherwise your compost will cause methane emissions and smell foul.

  21. Buy intelligently
    One bottle of 1.5l requires less energy and produces less waste than three bottles of 0.5l. As well, buy recycled paper products: it takes less 70 to 90% less energy to make recycled paper and it prevents the loss of forests worldwide.

  22. Choose products that come with little packaging and buy refills when you can
    You will also cut down on waste production and energy use!

  23. Reuse your shopping bag
    When shopping, it saves energy and waste to use a reusable bag instead of accepting a disposable one in each shop. Waste not only discharges CO2 and methane into the atmosphere, it can also pollute the air, groundwater and soil.

  24. Reduce waste
    Most products we buy cause greenhouse gas emissions in one or another way, e.g. during production and distribution. By taking your lunch in a reusable lunch box instead of a disposable one, you save the energy needed to produce new lunch boxes.

  25. Plant a tree
    A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime. Shade provided by trees can also reduce your air conditioning bill by 10 to 15%. The Arbor Day Foundation has information on planting and provides trees you can plant with membership.

  26. Switch to green power
    In many areas, you can switch to energy generated by clean, renewable sources such as wind and solar. The Green Power Network is a good place to start to figure out what’s available in your area.

  27. Buy locally grown and produced foods
    The average meal in the United States travels 1,200 miles from the farm to your plate. Buying locally will save fuel and keep money in your community.

  28. Buy fresh foods instead of frozen
    Frozen food uses 10 times more energy to produce.

  29. Seek out and support local farmers markets
    They reduce the amount of energy required to grow and transport the food to you by one fifth. You can find a farmer’s market in your area at the USDA website.

  30. Buy organic foods as much as possible
    Organic soils capture and store carbon dioxide at much higher levels than soils from conventional farms. If we grew all of our corn and soybeans organically, we’d remove 580 billion pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere!

  31. Eat less meat
    Methane is the second most significant greenhouse gas and cows are one of the greatest methane emitters. Their grassy diet and multiple stomachs cause them to produce methane, which they exhale with every breath.

  32. Reduce the number of miles you drive by walking, biking, carpooling or taking mass transit wherever possible
    Avoiding just 10 miles of driving every week would eliminate about 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year! Look for transit options in your area.

  33. Start a carpool with your coworkers or classmates
    Sharing a ride with someone just 2 days a week will reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by 1,590 pounds a year. eRideShare.com runs a free national service connecting commuters and travelers.

  34. Don't leave an empty roof rack on your car
    This can increase fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10% due to wind resistance and the extra weight - removing it is a better idea.

  35. Keep your car tuned up
    Regular maintenance helps improve fuel efficiency and reduces emissions. When just 1% of car owners properly maintain their cars, nearly a billion pounds of carbon dioxide are kept out of the atmosphere.

  36. Drive carefully and do not waste fuel
    You can reduce CO2 emissions by readjusting your driving style. Choose proper gears, do not abuse the gas pedal, use the engine brake instead of the pedal brake when possible and turn off your engine when your vehicle is motionless for more than one minute. By readjusting your driving style you can save money on both fuel and car mantainance.

  37. Check your tires weekly to make sure they’re properly inflated
    Proper inflation can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Since every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, every increase in fuel efficiency makes a difference!

  38. When it is time for a new car, choose a more fuel efficient vehicle
    You can save 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year if your new car gets only 3 miles per gallon more than your current one. You can get up to 60 miles per gallon with a hybrid! You can find information on fuel efficiency on FuelEconomy and on GreenCars websites.

  39. Try car sharing
    Need a car but don’t want to buy one? Community car sharing organizations provide access to a car and your membership fee covers gas, maintenance and insurance. Many companies – such as Flexcar - offer low emission or hybrid cars too! Also, see ZipCar.

  40. Try telecommuting from home
    Telecommuting can help you drastically reduce the number of miles you drive every week. For more information, check out the Telework Coalition.

  41. Fly less
    Air travel produces large amounts of emissions so reducing how much you fly by even one or two trips a year can reduce your emissions significantly. You can also offset your air travel by investing in renewable energy projects.

  42. Encourage your school or business to reduce emissions
    You can extend your positive influence on global warming well beyond your home by actively encouraging other to take action.

  43. Join the virtual march
    The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort to bring people concerned about global warming together in one place. Add your voice to the hundreds of thousands of other people urging action on this issue.

  44. Encourage the switch to renewable energy
    Successfully combating global warming requires a national transition to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and biomass. These technologies are ready to be deployed more widely but there are regulatory barriers impeding them. Take action to break down those barriers with Vote Solar.

  45. Protect and conserve forest worldwide
    Forests play a critial role in global warming: they store carbon. When forests are burned or cut down, their stored carbon is release into the atmosphere - deforestation now accounts for about 20% of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Conservation International has more information on global warming and forests.

  46. Consider the impact of your investments
    If you invest your money, you should consider the impact that your investments and savings will have on global warming. Check out SocialInvest and Ceres to can learn more about how to ensure your money is being invested in companies, products and projects that address issues related to climate change.

  47. Make your city cool
    Cities and states around the country have taken action to stop global warming by passing innovative transportation and energy saving legislation. Find out how to make your city a cool city.

  48. Tell Congress to act
    The McCain Lieberman Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act would set a firm limit on carbon dioxide emissions and then use free market incentives to lower costs, promote efficiency and spur innovation. Tell your representative to support it.

  49. Make sure your voice is heard!
    People must have a stronger commitment from their government in order to stop global warming and implement solutions and such a commitment won’t come without a dramatic increase in citizen lobbying for new laws with teeth.

  50. Share this list!
    Send this page via e-mail to your friends! Spread this list worldwide and help people doing their part: the more people you will manage to enlighten, the greater YOUR help to save the planet will be (but please take action on first person too)!

From http://globalwarming-facts.info

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tools to download your favourite movies or videos on YouTube...

Did you find your favorite video on YouTube, but could not figure out how to download and save it to your computer? Well, do not despair. It is possible to download YouTube videos to your computer and watch them without having to connect to the internet. Here are a few tools available online that will help you to to download and save YouTube videos.

1. TechCrunch YouTube Video Download Tool
You just need to enter the YouTube URL of the video and the tool will automatically download the video to your computer. The video is saved as a FLV file or Flash Video file on your computer. You will need a FLV media player to play the videos. A Free FLV player is available at Download.com

2. Another place where you can find a YouTube Video Download Tool is DownloadYouTubeVideos.com. Here too you will need an FLV media player to play back the downloaded YouTube videos.

3. YouTubeX is another good online tool which lets you save YouTube videos to your computer. Again, you will need a FLV player to play the saved YouTube videos.

So go ahead, download and save your favorite YouTube videos and enjoy them again and again without wasting that precious bandwidth!

Some more brain teasers... HaHaHa!!!

Old couples (see profile of faces) is remembering the times when they were young and full of life.Are the red lines same in length???

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Your brain is going CrAzY!!!

What is this??? A rabbit or a duck??? (Look carefully!!!)

Now, count the number of legs of this elephant...
(Is the number of legs 2,3,4,5,6 or even 7???)
Is this the complete cube?? Or is it 3 sides of it only?

BoReD!!!!

I thought when PMR was over, i wouldn't be bored...
Before PMR i was pressured and continuously had something to do..
Now, pressure's out, and nothing to do.
SIENZ!!!

I've gone riddling hunting to occupy myself...

1. What can run but can't walk???

2. I have a hundred legs, but i can't stand. I have a long neck, but no head. I cannot see, but I'm need and tidy, as can be. What am i???


Answers:
1. Water...
2. A broom...

That's two for today... I can't seem to find any that are interesting...
Care to give an url with it???

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Silly stuff...

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child that is born on Sabbath Day is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

So, what day were you born???
I don't know myself, as it changes every year...
What about you???

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sunday '041107

Yesterday, I had my Grade 8 theory exam. Boy, thank goodness it's now over. I can now the burn the book i had to memorize for that 25 marks question. I memorize half dead, and it had to come out the one that requires two forms, the sonata and the fugue. I hope I did not write wrong. Since this year, the mark of a distinction is now 87, I don't think i can get it.
I'll pray hard for it, hope for the best.

Also, today my church had a One Day Camp for kids below 12.
Tell you the details later. It's 12 in the morning...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

This is not an animated picture...

This is not an animated picture...
What do you see?


Warning: Don't stare to long, you might get nauseous.

FIRST Malaysian in SPACE!

At exactly 9.23pm (Malaysian time), the Soyuz -FG rocket launcher blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at Kazakhstan. The rocket launcher, carrying the Soyuz TMA-II spacecraft with Malaysian cosmonaut Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and his crew members on board, lit up the clear night sky. We Malaysians should be proud!!! The cosmonaut shall return on Oct 21.

Some two hours before the launch, all communication systems (telephone lines, mobile telephone lines and TV) were cut off in Baikonur to block the airwaves and ensure contact with the crew was not disrupted in any way. A blackout was also experienced as the power supply was drained by the launch. During the launch, road and rail traffic were also halted as a safety measure.

The crews' big day began when they walked out of the Cosmonaut Hotel, which is not a guest hotel but actually a branch of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre where they were quarantined.

They boarded a bus that took them to the launch pad, seven hours prior to the launch. On the bus, they watched a 10-minute video of their friends and families wishing them bon voyage.

The bus stopped midway for a ritual that has been performed by cosmonauts since the time of Yuri Gagarin – the male crew urinated on the bus tyres.

At the launch pad, they made their “last walk”, which was the last chance for family members and people to see them from a distance at the Cosmodrome.

The three put on their custom-made Sukol space suit before they went through a formal military ceremony and shook hands with important guests, including the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Russian Federal Space Agency chief Perminov Anatoli Nikolaevich, Kazakh Space Agency chief Musabaev Talgat Amangeldievish and Malaysian Ambassador to Russia Datuk Mohamad Khalis Ali Hassan.

About four hours to the launch, the crew were hoisted to the capsule using an elevator. They were strapped to their seats and went through system checks.

Forty-five minutes to the launch, the rocket’s service gantry was removed, the flight programme loaded and the crews' space suits were checked for air tightness.

Unlike a shuttle launch, the Soyuz rocket launch has no countdown - blast off occurs when everything is in place and set to go.

The rocket’s four lateral boosters were started 29 seconds to launch. Then it was blast off, during which the gravity pull was 4G.

The rocket shot up at a speed of 800km per second to reach orbit in two minutes.

Two minutes into launch, the four lateral boosters were jettisoned, and the gravity pull was reduced to 1.5G.

When the core stage engine fired at full thrust, gravity force climbed to 3G.

Third-stage separation occurred at 8.48 seconds into launch, when the space capsule was fully separated.

It took about nine minutes for Soyuz to enter zero gravity, after which it will orbit the earth for two days before docking with the ISS, a process that will take two to three hours.

Prior to docking, the cosmonauts will be strapped to their seats the entire time.

Once in orbit, the mission will be taken over by the Mission Control Centre in Moscow.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saturday '290907

PMR is in 2 days!!! Help!!!
Am & was sick...
Had fever and soar throat. Currently have cough and blocked nose...
How can this go on???

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Check out the new iPod Touch!!!

Ain't this just cool???








Don't you just want it???


It has some cool stuff...

It has a multi-touch screen, like the cool iPhone. You can scroll through your songs and videos in a flick...
It has a gorgeous 3.5 inch wide screen display!!! You can watch movies, TV shows and photos come alive with bright, vivid color...
The amazing thing is that this iPod Touch has Wi-Fi!!!! Imagine... Wi-Fi!!! You can surf anywhere that has Wi-Fi... Amazing isn't it??? Want the this iPod Touch now???

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Saturday '010907

Today is a new day, a new month to be precise.

Yesterday, my MYF meeting had just celebrated our country's independence day. I arrived 10 minutes early for MYF and i saw some of my older friends filling out water balloons for tonight's game. I hoped for a surprise as what type of game was going to be played tonight was not announced last week. We were just told to bring an extra T-shirt if we a were a afraid to get A LITTLE wet...
MYF started as usual at 7:30p.m. It started with worship. Su Jian was the worship leader; Yi Hong (keep it up!) the drummer; Sarah the pianist; Jui Shan and Daniel the guitarist (I think, may be wrong, please correct me... hehe...).
Later we had our counselor, Uncle Koay, to share God's wise words...
~
~~~~~Time~~~~~
~~~~~Passes~~~~~
~
Merdeka!!!
Haha... Nobody shouted that, because Uncle Koay ended on time... He said, IF he exceeded the 20 minutes we would shout ... MERDEKA!!!!
& he would stop...
~
It was time for the games... It was the time to break the suspense... They explained the rules of the game...
~~~~~Time~~~~~
~~~~~Passes~~~~~
Before the game started, each group built their own fort (made up of chairs), and the whistle blew. And the game started...
Minutes or maybe seconds later, a water balloon flew pass my head, thrown by Daniel Chiam. He missed and hit the floor and burst, the water splashed on the floor.
Soon, everybody got wet, except Daniel Chiam. I was already, half wet. My upper part of my shirt was wet only... Sarah was the main target, she was shot by me, Sam, the new guy, and Aaron... i think she was shot by some other people as she was drenched to the skin...
Pheeetttt........ the whistle blew...
Break... because out of balloons... haha...
Refill refill...
Pheeettt... started again...
so much fun and Daniel Chiam was still not wet yet...
Pheeett.... the game ended...
everybody enjoyed the game..
It is considered "The Wettest MYF Ever"
haha...

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Malaya!!

You are going to be 50 years old in 2 days!!! Malaysia as we know it today is a thriving developing country, often considered a “role model” by its Southeast Asian neighbours for its economic and political stability, multicultural harmony and steady progress. 31st August 2007 marks the 50th year of this country's independence from British colonialism and the day the joyful, triumphant shouts of “Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka!” resonated throughout the nation as Malaya's first Prime Minister, Allahyarham Tunku Abdul Rahman stood on a podium at Merdeka Square doing the same.

The name Malaya was then changed to Malaysia when the country was officially made a federation of 13 states including Sabah and Sarawak. Article 1(1) of the Federal Constitution states that "The federation shall be known, in Malay and English, as Malaysia". Although Singapore broke away and became a nation of its own in 1965, the rest of the states have remained firmly together, combining to make Malaysia the harmonious melting pot of cultures it is today.

Fast Facts about Malaysia
Capital City:Kuala Lumpur

Land Area:
329,750 sq km
127,316 sq miles

Population: over 24 million
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +8 ()

Main Languages: Malay (official) known as Bahasa Malaysia, English, Tamil, Chinese, indigenous languages

Religion: 52% Muslim, 17% Buddhist, 12% Taoist, 8% Christian, 8% Hindu, 2% tribal

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (RM)

Country Dialing Code:60

National Flower: Hibiscus or “Bunga Raya”

Key National Symbols: The Malaysian Flag or “Jalur Gemilang”, the national anthem “Negaraku”

Wednesday '290807

It turned out... that...
I didn't do badly as I expected...
Woohoo...
Sadly, I have little time left till PMR...
33 days to go and counting...

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday '250807

Holidays just past so SO fast. Why can't holidays last forever??? Everything fun passes so FAST... Boring stuff passes as slow as a snail...
School starts tomorrow... My trials marks are coming back tomorrow.... Scared will get bad results.... help mmmmmeeeeeee!!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday '240807

I'm bored...
So I found some funny stuff...
I'm generous enough to share with you...
haha...
"Roses are red, some willows weep, please leave your message, after the beep..."
"
I'm not here, so say goodbye, or leave a message, and I'll reply"
"Roses are red, violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet, and so are you
The roses have wilted, the violets are dead,
The sugar bowl's empty, and so is your head
The roses stink, sorta like sheep
But leave your name, number, and message after the beep
The roses are molding, the violets are rotten
And I might call you back, if I haven't forgotten "

Monday, August 20, 2007

Strange BUT True....

>.< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>.<
In 2001, a British newspaper reported that a contractor painting Queen Elizabeth II's bathroom had noticed that she had a rubber duck that wore a crown. Sales of rubber ducks in Britain promptly increased by 80% .
>.< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>.<

>.< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>.<
In 1992, a ship container washed overboard into the Pacific Ocean, releasing its cargo of 29,000 rubber ducks and assorted bath toys. They have since sailed the oceans, and have been spotted from Australia to Japan to Iceland to North America. Many have expected to wash up on British shores this year. Others may sail the world for as long as the next 100 years.
>.< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>.<

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Thursday '090807

It's is a long time since I last posted...
Because it is the time of the year...
Where PMR trials are stressing up form three students...
Making us work like donkeys...
Just to get good results...
Help me!!!
I HAVEN'T study yet....
PMR trials sucks!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Do monthly exams really help students?

I just sat for my monthly exam. After I had finished doing and checking my English paper, I sat at my seat and pondered about why we, students have to undergo exams every month starting from May. Do these exams really benefit us? Or does it add stress to us?


Well, in my opinion, everything has a pro and cons.


Let’s start with the cons first. When the teachers bring in the exam papers with the results, all the students would be beating. Some would be shaking in fear, fear of failing that exam paper. When the results come out bad, that student might take two paths. One is to never give up and keep studying hard with a positive attitude to pass with flying colors, or they might take the other path of giving up and not strive for success. It all depends on that student. This also indicates exams should not be held often in schools.

Sometimes, we students are glad exams are held once every two to three months. We get a break from the nagging and scolding from teachers and parents when we get bad results. If you get good results like Xuelin the bookworm, you need not worry at all.

Other than that, exams given monthly will also contribute to stress. With more stress, students might find a solution to relief stress. Students might do silly things like smoking, committing suicide, getting into bad company and other unbeneficial stuff.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

DON'T reuse food and water containers!!!

Do not reuse plastic food and water containers. “Takeaway plastic food containers used in eating outlets are disposable items and designed for single use only. The chemicals that were found in the plastic was styrene monomer, bisphenol A (BPA), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyle phthalate (BBP), di- 2-ethylexyl adipate (DEHA) and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).

In my opinion, I think citizens of Malaysia should bring their own reusable plastic food containers such as cups, plates, bowls, bottles and boxes used in household kitchens for repeated storage of food because these containers have attributes such as sturdiness and thermal stability.

Takeaway food containers which were labelled “microwave safe” for reheating should not be reused.

As for mineral water plastic bottles, it is not advisable to keep on reusing them.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Children's vision not as good as adults, so keep them away from roads.

Children's field of vision is just one-third that of adults. That's enough reason to keep them away from roads.

Children below 10 have problems judging the speed of vehicles and distance, as well as the direction of sounds because of their brain development. They also tended to assume that drivers in the car could see them when they were trying to cross a road.

All parents: Remember "Children must be accompanied by adults. "

Monday, July 2, 2007

Monday '020707

...ɐɥɐɥɐ ...unɟ ɹoɟ ʇsod znظ ı uɐʍ sıɥʇ ...ʎpɐǝɹ1ɐ ʇsod ɐ ʇsod ɹǝʌǝu buo1 ʎɹǝʌ

Friday, June 29, 2007

Jokes

If the minimum wasn't acceptable it wouldn't be
called the minimum.


A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in
fair weather and ask for it back when it begins
to rain.


Two lions broke loose in the zoo and were eating
a clown.
One lion said to the other ...
"Does this taste funny to you?"


Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.

Have a good laugh!!! Ahaha!!!

Men and boys!!! ATTENTION!!!

More men becoming nurses? Since when this happened???

In Kuala Lumpur, don't get surprised when the next time you are in a hospital and you call for a misi (nurse), a man shows up instead. This is because more men have joined the traditionally female-dominated profession.

More men are beginning to take up nursing as a career, and that it was untrue that the profession was monopolized by women.

Boys! Wake up!!! This job ain't meant for men!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wednesday '270607

The song I'm singing for my school's singing competition... can die o... so high...





I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

Monday, June 18, 2007

Currently Listening To...

Song No.4
Bad Day
Daniel Powter

Where is the moment we needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
You tell me your blue skies fade to grey
You tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life's been way off line
You're falling to pieces everytime
And I don't need no carryin' on

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Well you need a blue sky holiday
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don't need no carryin' on

You had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day

(Oh.. Holiday..)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well oh that strong
And I'm not wrong (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeeeah)

So where is the passion when you need it the most
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You've seen what you like
And how does it feel for one more time
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

(Oh, yeah, yeaaah, yeah)
Had a bad day
(Oh, had a bad day)
Had a bad day
(Oh, yeah, yeah, yeeeeah)
Had a bad day
(Oh, had a bad day)
Had a bad day...
Had a bad day...

Friday, June 8, 2007

Nothing to do...

You Are Midnight

You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.
Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.
You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
What Time Of Day Are You?
You Are 40% Nerdy

You're a little nerdy, but no one would ever call you a nerd.
You sometimes get into nerdy things, but only after they've become a part of mainstream culture.
The Part of You That No One Sees

You are compassionate, caring, and soothing.
You like other people to depend on you...
In fact, you don't feel right unless you are helping someone out.

Underneath it all, you feel the burden of everyone's problems.
Without your guidance, you fear that many people's worlds would fall apart.
You like to feel in charge, even if it brings you a lot of stress.
What's the Part of You That No One Sees?
Your Intrapersonal Intelligence Score: 90%

Your Intrapersonal Intelligence is Very High

You've spent a lot of time introspecting, and it's really paid off.
You are comfortable with who you are, and you have a life philosophy that you are happy to live by.
And you're always re-evaluating what you believe. Because you learn something new about yourself each day!


You Are 96% Creative



You are an incredibly creative person. For you, there are no bounds or limits to your creativity.

Your next creation could be something very great... Or at least very cool!

You Are the Ace of Spades

You are ambitious, slow and steady, and at times, self serving.
You aim high, and you're willing to be brutal to get what you desire.

Highly dominant and controlling, people are intimidated by your presence.
Yet while you are a bit scary, you are scarily charming. People are driven to please you.

You crave the best in life, and you enjoy the spoils of your success.
You live a charmed life, and you're enjoying every moment of it.

A gamble you should take: Playing poker

Your friends would describe you as: Hard working

Your enemies would describe you as: Ruthless

If you lived in Vegas, you would be: A student by day, a stripper by night

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Gwendolyn Brooks


Every heard of Gwendolyn Brooks? It's her birthday today!
Let me tell you something about her...
She was born in Topeka, Kansas, but when she was six weeks old, her family moved to Chicago where she grew up. Although she also wrote a novel (Maud Martha, 1953) an autobiography and some other prose works, she was noted primarily as a poet. Her 1949 book of poetry, Annie Allen, received a Pulitzer Prize in 1950, the first won by an African American. In 1968, she was made Poet Laureate of Illinois. Other awards she received included the Frost Medal, the Sehlly Memorial Award, and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Brooks was awarded more than 75 honorary degrees from colleges and universities worldwide.

Her poetry is rooted in the poor and mostly African American South Side of Chicago. She initially published her poetry as a columnist for the Chicago Defender, an African American newspaper. Although her poems range in style from traditional ballads and sonnets to using blues rhythms in free verse, her characters are often drawn from the poor inner city. Her bluesy poem "We Real Cool" is often found in school textbooks. She is seen as a leader of the Black Arts movement.

After her first book of poetry was published in 1945, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. After John F. Kennedy invited her to a Library of Congress poetry festival in 1962, she began a college teaching career which saw her teach at Columbia College Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, Elmhurst College, Columbia University, Clay College of New York, and the University if Wisconsin. She was the 1985 Library of Congress Consultant in Poetry, a one year position whose title changed the next year to Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. In 1994, she was chosen as the Naitonal Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecturer, one of the highest honors for American literature.

Brooks returned to her birthplace, Topeka, Kansas on May 1, 1996 as the keynote speaker for the Third Annual Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council Women of Distinction Banquet and String of Pearls Auction. During her speech at the banquet, she paid tribute to the Kaw Valley Girl Scout Council, to the other Women of Distinction who were to be honored at the banquet that night, to all women, to the Bias Busters of Kansas, and to Cathy Henderson, who as a Missouri elementary school student 20 years ago, wrote the Topeka Chamber of Commerce for information about any monument here honoring Brooks. Brooks also attended a ceremony the next day at a local park that was named after her, located at 37th and Topeka Boulevard.

Brooks also shared her view of the art of poetry, stating to create "bigness" you don't have to create an epic. "Bigness," said Brooks "can be found in a little haiku, five syllables, seven syllables."

I know you might find this a little boring to read people's history... but you might learn from them... remember the people who have left the world if you want people to remember you in future...

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A Trip at the Tree-Top Walk

Last Saturday (2nd of June), I woke up early in the morning just to go for the longest tree-top walk in Kedah, in Malaysia, in the world. :) Woke up at 7 a.m., correction dragged up by my mother at 7. Waited and waited, waiting for my mother to pack the things up, she could have let me sleep another half and hour before waking me up right? Waste of my precious sleeping time... *sigh*
At exactly 7:45 a.m., my good old pal, Teong Huan picked us up in his good old four-wheel drive. The car was packed to the brim as it was a 7 sitter car. There were 8 of us in the car, so you might imagine that we were packed like in a sardine can.

We headed for Nasmir (a 24 hour Indian food store) as it was our scheduled meeting place. To my surprise, there were 12 cars going (including us), with a total of 40+ of us. Wow! We would later be moving in a convoy. We prayed before leaving.


To the left: Waiting for the others to come.








To the right: Ready to gooo!!!










Since Teong Huan's father was leading the way we to Sedim, we wouldn't need to worry about getting lost. :) At the beginning, no following cars were going out of the route, but when we were reaching Sedim, just about 2 km away, my mother's phone rang and the caller turned out to be the sweeper of the convey took a wrong turning and would find his own way there. Thank goodness the last car knew his way!
At last, we arrived at Sedim. After an hour and the half sitting in the car, I was glad that I could stretch out! The scenery was great. Paid 8 bucks just to go for that walk, but it was worth it. It was so scary!!! Imagine yourself 20m from the ground and look down. How would you feel? Scared? Happy? The highest point of that walk was 20.6m above the ground. That's high!


To the left: Our group photo...



After the long and t
iring walk, it was time for a picnic beside the crystal clear stream. But there was a problem, since there were so many of us, we had trouble finding a suitable spot for all of us. So, in the end, we split into two groups. My group set up the things (food, fire, mat, tent, etc.). My mother gestured t my father to go into the stream first, because this will only make the others follow his lead. The water was very cold. Soon, almost all the teenagers and adults all hopped in the stream. We had a wonderful time there.
My friend's parent, was feeling adventurous that day, so we went for a challenge he gave us. The challenge was to cross the stream. The middle part of the stream's flow was very fast. If you lose your footing, you might just be swept by the current and pus
hed downstream. We had to go a little upstream first, then cross the bridge. Now we are at the other side of the river. We walked a little downstream and it is time to cross the stream. We used the chain system (each of us hold hands to cross the stream), thankfully, all of us crossed safely.
Still, we were feeling adventurous, we wanted to go for another adventure. This time we wanted to cross the whole stream, for just now we just cross half a stream. This time, it will be more dangerous, because it was not like the oth
er one, this time the whole stream was flowing fast, because we were now more upstream. At first we spotted a log that might help us cross, but it was to heavy. We just carried a little way before one of my friends spotted a plant that grew across the stream. We could use it to cling on it to help us cross. One by one, we crossed the fast-flowing stream. I liked it when I was in the middle of the stream. It was like having a free massage. We all made it safely across the stream.

To the left: Us playing at the stream...





We were now famished. Further more, it was already 3 p.m., the sun was
blazing hot! We ate the leaf overs (pity us) and cleared up. All the litter that we made were thrown in the rubbish bins provided. Everyone must do it so that we can preserve nature's natural wonders.
Once we were all cleared out and changed. We sadly returned home. I had a wonderful time. But... before we went home, we just couldn't resist but to try the famous Lunas Laksa. Their ice-kacang is not bad too. Yee Hong had his first ice-kacang here too...

To the left: Yee Hong having his first ice-kacang in 16 years of his life!








That's for all now!
Cya!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Currently listening to...

Song No. 4

Take Me Home Country Roads
by Bill Danoff/Taffy Nivert/John Denver
Almost heaven west Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains Shenandoah river
Life is old there older than the trees
Younger than the mountains blowin' like a breeze

Country roads take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia mountain momma
Take me home country roads

All my memories gather round her
Miner's lady stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine teardrop in my eyes

Country roads take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia mountain momma
Take me home country roads

I hear a voice in the morning how she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
Drivin' down the road I get a feelin'
That I should been home yesterday yesterday

Country roads take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia mountain momma
Take me home country roads

Country roads take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia mountain momma
Take me home country roads
Take me home country roads
Take me home country roads

Thursday '310507

Ah... it's the last day of the month... how i wish it were mid-October already... for my major exam is held at the beginning of October (PMR - Penilaian Menengah Rendah).

Why I can't miss this major exam? Why only in the year 2015, this major exam will be abolished? According to MES, MES has proposed five forms of assessment for students in the national education system. They are:
  • School assessment - planned, developed, conducted, examined and reported by teachers in schools.
  • Central assessment - involving standards, instruments, data analyzes and guidelines provided by MES.
  • Central examination - fully conducted by the MES.
  • Psychometric tests - used to measure students' innate abilities.
  • Physical activity assessment - used to evaluate and measure students' performance and involvement in extra-curricular activities.
It sounds so exciting. Why couldn't I have been educated in this type of system? This system should have been introduced long time ago in Malaysia, because most advanced countries like US practice this type of system. This way, students get to enjoy their school years and not be pressured by major exams.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Inspring Quotes

Inspritation and genius --one and the same

Victor Hugo

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned."

Edward Bulwer Lytton

If you would create something,
you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson