Monday, January 31, 2011

What Maths can tell about Life.

Maths can tell us many things. It all depends on YOU. How you look at it, how to apply it, where to apply it, and so on...

Three of the saddest love stories based on Math.

Of parallel lines, who were never meant to meet.

Of tangent lines, who were together once then parted forever.

And asymptotes, who could only get closer and closer but never get together.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Want.

Time is the key to all the "I wants" in the world. We often live a life of regret and resentment of the mistakes made and mistakes of our past. Often, one would look at this incidents as times of shame instead of lessons learnt. Imagine time is in your hands, how fun it would be? Mistakes of the past, corrected and perfected. Or looking into the future, taking technology at it's peak, and making the world a better place?

I believe, man given the power of controlling time has always been and is the top-most "I want" thing in their life. Every man and woman would reflect on their past with resentment and regret, wishing that they did or did not do certain things in their life. The question and hopeful thought of "What if I did..." will always be asked. But sadly, man is NOT God. Time isn't ours to call, man lives with time. Our lives are dictated by it.

But it cannot be denied, it is fun to think about man being able to turn back time. Imagine turning back time to the age of 7, when life was so care-free! The purpose of life then was just to learn, eat and grow. Life's sad truth of life being not as easy and sweet as it seems would be often withheld from you by your parents. And wouldn't life be great, if you could turn back time to the age of 7 with the mindset and knowledge you have gained from the past 18 years of your life? Imagine re-living life, knowing what is going to happen next, and being the child your parents always wanted you to be, or making sure you work hard on your Chinese, and so on. Your life would be forever changed! And that's not the end of it, other people's perception of you are changed too!

A new car, a new house might be what everyone dream of when growing up, but it's just superficial. Time on the other hand, is what every man desires for. But in the end, all the "I wants" in the world can't shape or break you, and time is going to wait for no man. There is a saying that goes, "No one starts a war without knowing clearly what their purpose is." Likewise, that's how everyone should live their life. No one should start their day without knowing how they should live their day. Live life like it's your last. Make every single day count, making it meaningful and productive. This should be in everybody "I wants" list priority!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

YouthQuake 2010.

Acts 16:26
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that all the foundations of prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone's chains came loose.
Indeed, I am free!

I am free to run,
I am free to dance,
I am free to live for You,
I am free!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year is just round the corner, right? I assume that all of you just can't wait for the day itself to come, so that your pockets will be lined with the "ang pow" you receive, and use the money to buy the things you have been waiting for ages... right?

But, Chinese New Year isn't just any joyous occasion. It can sometimes be described as running an obstacle course. Curious on what I'm trying to get across? Read on.

Every Chinese New Year, it's no fact that everyone wants a piece of you, and this is worse for married couples. Everywhere you go, be it at your favourite restaurant, or the market, you can't do a simple pirouette without someone asking you to buy some Chinese New Year cookies, or some Chinese New Year stuff.

Every Chinese New Year, us, unmarried people, get our pockets lined (for those who celebrate), and those married, sorry, more holes in your pockets. It's an expensive affair, YEARLY.

But, I suppose to some, it's time for the BIG reunion. Sadly, it doesn't happen in most families. An uncle of yours might be tied up at work in Singapore. Or maybe another stuck in the States and has no means of coming back.

According to the old Chinese traditions, it's supposed to be celebrated with big family gatherings, eating symbolic foods and display of decorations, and not to leave out fireworks... basically, to bring good luck to the year to come, and have fun with loved ones.

Isn't it sad that many are just not following that tradition anymore? I mean, to me, this is real. We only meet once in a blue moon, for certain relatives of mine. I've even met a cousin I've never met before in my 18 years of life while I was in Youthquake!

So, why is the world celebrating Chinese New Year these days? For an income? For money? Or for the joy of family reunions?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My New Life in Upper Six.

My first week of Upper Form Six life has officially passed! :D

It has been an rather unproductive week at school though. Teachers are not in school, either attending meetings, or marking SPM papers. One was in charge with SPBT. In the end, only Maths and PA carried on as usual.

I still have MUET classes though, although MUET exam was last year. I really don't know how the teacher is going to teach when all 4 classes have MUET classes together in the SAME room (bilik media). It's hot, stuffy, and REALLY uncomfortable! I think it'll be more like a time where all 4 classes get together and chat. *SERIOUSLY*.

Biology is also the same. Two classes shall join together as one. But I think it's not as bad as MUET, as it has not much practical. Wish me luck after this! :D

And, with a new timetable, I come back from school at 2+ p.m. everyday instead of the usual 1.10 p.m.!!! I don't understand why the school authorities need us to stay back in school EVERYDAY! Some more at all different times... Sunday, 2.20 p.m.; Monday, 2.10 p.m.; Tuesday 1.45 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday 2.05 p.m.

We have many free periods though. I don't understand why the school can't cut the free periods and let us back earlier. THINK SCHOOL AUTHORITIES! :@ And if the Kementerian asked us to have 180 minutes for sports, why not use the free periods to fill up the 180 minutes of sports. My class has 7 free periods, if I'm not mistaken. And that's 280 minutes! We can play basketball and football! Isn't it a better idea?


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Carolling 2010.

It's the time of the year, where the spirit of joy, thanksgiving and hyper activeness is in our hearts! All to celebrate the remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ. :D
It's also time to sing our hearts out! Eat till we're bloated! And have fellowship with one another!It's a pity that these festive moods only come about during Christmas time. We should always be glad because of the birth of Jesus Christ that has changed our lives.But all the same, I did have fun this year (which I had doubts of), although the year to come would be a rather stressful year. Hopefully, next year this time, I can say to myself, "I've tried the best I could for STPM and am confident to can a result good enough to further my studies."

Wish me luck! :)

Classic. This picture is nice right? :D

Saturday, January 1, 2011

MYF Christmas Party 2010.

First post of the year!

Christmas is over! :(

2010 is over! :(

Sorry this post is a little late. I have been pretty busy lately, preparing and celebrating Christmas, and camps before and after Christmas. :)
This year's Christmas Party wasn't as big as last year's, but it was still big. More than 100 people came and celebrated the birth of Jesus. :) Of course, a third of the people were MYFers themselves. Anyone interested in attending MYF? MYF, for the year 2011 will begin this coming Friday at 7.30 p.m. Do come! :)"Paddle-Pop, Lolli-Pop, Super Duper Yummy!" Quoted from Joseph. :P

Everyone who attended had fun one way or another... I hope. :)For those of you who missed it. You missed the turkey! That's why you should have came!

This year, MYF wanted to make the party more like those in the Western countries, where turkeys are served in Christmas dinners. MYF ordered 2 turkeys (if I'm not mistaken)! And it was all sapu'ed'.
Many DSLRs could be seen roaming around too! haha...
The dance performance (for those of you who attended would know), was choreographed by me. :D The idea was sort of copied from somewhere else (for those who know, shhhh!), but not the dance moves. :) AND, we DID NOT use glow sticks! :D

The video of the dance will be out soon. :) The skit, was all done by Timothy and his crew. Only the video was done by me. I'm not sure whether the whole video will be posted online. The plot was based on the book/movie "My Sister's Keeper". Read or watched the movie before?I could not help but post this picture here. :P Don't kill me! haha.Anyway, after the party, more celebrations! At KFC. haha... All of us, tired out, except for the younger ones, and Edward (if you still consider him young... :P) were hyper! Edward, full of energy since Day 1 of preparations till today, is still very hyper (even after camp)!One for the album!

Looking forward to next year's Christmas. For now, it's back to school! :(

P.S. To those who missed last year's Christmas Party, come for this year's! Next big MYF event will be MYF Easter Party! :)