Friday, June 29, 2007


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!