May you rest in peace.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Been browsing through blogs this evening, for some of you the term to say is bloghopping. I manage to come across this post by Sasha. She wrote something quite inspiring. Check it out (extracted from her blog).
Do You Have A Minute or Two? by Sasha
Old age does not defy one from making an honest living. Today I saw an elderly woman, partially balding, waiting at the bus stop. Judging from her attire, she is employed as one of those supermarket promoters (some mosquito repellent brand). If an aged individual can find the will to channel income into their live without doing it the 'easy' way (a.k.a. begging for money), it really disgusts me that fully able middle-aged individuals rather submit to crime for a living. Their lack of perseverance will never earn any respect from me (or anyone else in that matter).
These are the small things that inspire me in life. It makes me want to work harder to achieve my goals although at this age, I am 'supposed' to be partying my life away, enjoying youth. Yet, it is all about giving a head start at a young age. Successful entrepreneurs rising to the top are getting younger day by day - view it in a worldly perspective. Thank you.
My point is, instead of submerging yourself in daily priorities, take a 5-minute chill pill, and observe your surroundings. There are more than a handful of things avoided by our ignorance, which play a role in inspiring us to trudge through daily obstacles. If only we bothered to stop, look, and listen.
Now for the second part of my post. If you still are using Friendster and have now shifted to Facebook or Twitter, then I guess you need to do so pretty much soon because I think Friendster is getting too spammed and fake nowadays.
Have you ever clicked onto a profile (a picture of a pretty girl) and then realized everything written in the profile is asking for sex and play partners and stuff like that? Well, all I can say that it's just the perverts that are wasting their life. Making fake accounts and stealing pictures. I mean, get a life!
If you ever come across these accounts and realized that your friend's pictures has been stolen and made into a fake account. Report these fake accounts immediately. This is what you should do. I browse through the Friendster Help section, typed 'report' and found this:
|Reporting spam, abuse, offensive content and other violations of the Friendster Terms of Service|
How do I report other users who are spamming or posting offensive content on their profiles in Friendster?
To report abusive behavior on Friendster>open the profile of member you wish to report>scroll down to the lower portion of the page and CLICK "Report Offensive Content" between the help link and the Terms of Service link.
On the next page check the box(es) that reflect the violation you wish to report> then click "report". Your report will go to Friendster's Abuse Department for review.
****NOTE: IF YOU CLICK ON A PROFILE TO REPORT IT BUT YOU SEE A MESSAGE SAYING, "THIS USER'S PROFILE IS NOT AVAILABLE" WE HAVE ALREADY REMOVED THAT PROFILE AND THERE IS NO NEED TO REPORT IT.****
To see our Terms Of Service (TOS) visit the following link: http://www.friendster.com/info/tos.php?statpos=footer
Start reporting! Damn, Friendster is getting infected with perverts.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
If you're born sometime around the time I was or maybe a few years earlier you would have heard of the boyband 911. That was the first ever boyband I ever listened to.
Image from ebay.com.sg
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me 'bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
I'm turning my head up and down
I'm turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
Note: Britney Spears (very good example eh?)
Image from www.People.com
Image from www.About.com
Image from www.Melodyplant.com
Here's some music videos for those of you old peeps. Check out Rachel Steven's. She's hot! And also a steamy MTV of Jesse McCartney's Leavin. Enjoy!
S Club 7 - Show Me Your Colours
Jesse McCartney - Leavin'
Like crap with head spinning out of control, mind trying to figure out what's going on, with my left brain finding the solutions to my current life (right brain trying to survive at the same time).
Will you know the answers to everything in life? Is that even possible? Right now I feel like turning to the back page of the book, 'Guide to Life', and taking a peep at all the answers printed behind. My life is currently in a mess (well, that's what I think) but isn't this a new chapter in my life? How can it start to get ruined just after turning a few pages? I haven't even got to the climax of this chapter. Sigh (the only expression I can give right now).
Let's skip the pity on me and have a look at your point of view. How are you doing right now? Still standing on your two feet or are you at the same scenario as I am? Your whole body dangling down a cliff with just your two bare hands hanging on for survival. Sounds too drastic, am I going overboard here? Hmm...
Life's a game where you only have one life at it. Lose your life, then it's game over. Get mushrooms and shining stars and maybe you'll get a chance at passing several hard obstacles. Just assume the mushrooms and stars are your choices you make in your everyday life. You make the right choice, you get through an obstacle in life. You make a wrong one, well, you will end up like small Mario getting hit by a tortoise shell.
Have you read the poem, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost? Here's the whole poem:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
If you have gone through secondary school, you would have read this or at least heard of the title. Ever wondered what will happen if you took the other road? I think I have made a U-turn in my life and taken the other road in the means of changing my course but there seems to be so many other roads after that. Each with its own scenario in life. Did I choose the correct road? Pray that there's no road block.
Getting back to the answers in life. Do you know everything in life? Do you know what your next step is? Have you planned out everything in your little black or pink diary until its full of scribbles and notes? Is anyone that organized? Sometimes I really hope that everything can go according to plan but (there's so many 'buts' in life eh?) I just can't figure out everything. Yeah, I can find the tangent to some curve line or the factors of some long and weird equation but (damn, another 'but') an answer to a short question such as 'Have I made the right decision?' is so difficult to answer.
Other than that, don't you just want to know what other people are thinking? What's going on in their head. You try really hard to look into someone's tiny little brain but all you can see is blank. You don't want to know what other people are thinking? Trying having a conflict with someone who will have an impact in your life then say that to me again. Life is just full of mysteries.
Mood swings and grey clouds, they seem to be in common. One time they're there and a blink of an eye they're not. Tell you that there's not much good mood spinning around me currently. Only grey clouds and lots of haze and I mean lots and lots of haze! Sue the people for destroying mother nature! Make Peace, Not Haze!
Mario has finished Level 1. Will stop for now... Till next time. Be happy and make the right choice! It can save your life!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Being a student, sometimes studying away from home ain't that fun. Think about paying rent and paying for your food. Some might say that that's not a problem for them but I'm no rich kid. I'm currently paying everything myself. Yes, all my expenses including my fees i bear it myself. Why you say I do that? It's very simple. It's because I don't want to be a burden to anybody else no more. You know you get the feeling whenever someone helps you out and you gotta pay them back sometime in the future. So, if I do everything myself then I don't have that feeling of repaying anybody back. It all seems too negative the way I say this out but I hope you get my point. There's still some kindness debts I'm hanging on too. Right now, I'm counting on graduating first. Get a job. Get a whole lotta cash. And I guess everything will roll smoothly from there onwards.
The cost of a higher level student's life (based on an estimated amount):
Meals: RM15/day (if you have 3 meals per day)
Rent and utilities: +/- RM300/month
Reload cards: RM30/month
So that will total up to RM950 per month. Which will come up to RM11,400 per year! Now if you include an estimated full course fees of RM4000 per year. That will bring up the total to RM15,400! Talk about spending money!
Government loans? Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)? Which gives you a loan of RM10,000 for 2 years. I guess that covers up pretty much of the course fees but what are you gonna eat after that? Maybe have a FULL COURSE TWO YEAR DIET PROGRAM? Now that's crap!
So I say, if you're not the person who saves much, you're pretty much dead by now. Good luck and keep yourself alive!
Check out our country's economy statistics:
The Department of Statistics Malaysia says, "The index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages for the month of March 2009 compared to the same month in 2008 showed a high percentage change of 8.8 per cent, while the index for Non-Food increased by 1.0 per cent. For the period of January to March 2009, the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages as well as Non-Food registered an increase of 9.2 per cent and 1.1 per cent respectively. Compared to the previous month, the index for Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages decreased by 0.5 per cent while the index for Non-Food remained unchanged at 107.8 (Table 1)."
Table 1 : CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR MAIN GROUPS, MALAYSIA (2005=100)
Mar. 09 / Feb. 09
Mar. 09 / Mar. 08
|Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages|
|Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco|
|Clothing and Footwear|
|Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & Other Fuels|
Furnishings, Household Equip. & Routine Household Maintenance
|Recreation Services & Culture|
|Restaurants and Hotels|
|Miscellaneous Goods & Services|
Source from Department of Statistics Malaysia.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I did actually wanted to come back into the blogging world a little bit sooner but then again I wanted a new header banner and a new layout if I do so. At that time I was just too lazy to do all the editing. Had many great topics to write about at that time. Maybe I'll post it up, one day. Anyway, the thing that got me back into blogging was actually because of me having Photoshop lessons in class and most of my course mates currently have a blog. So, why not?! Why not blog again? So here I am, in front of the screen, typing words into this small rectangle which seems to be positioned akwardly. Posting words into the world wide web not knowing if anybody will notice my re-occurence and actually reading what I am typing now.
Maybe a short update about myself since the time I left cyberspace. I've withdrawn from my Financial Accounting course (bye bye ACCA! :[ ) kinda sad actually for me having to withdraw and not complete a course. I really hope to complete my Diploma but there are reasons whereby I just can't make it. So, that's that. Damn! This feeling sucks. Can't imagine the opportunities I can get if I can just have an extra Diploma in hand. Well, a month or so after that I enrolled myself into a new course in Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) and that's where I am now, taking up Diploma in Multimedia Design. I guess this suits me better? I can tell you the truth that I enjoy Photoshop more than Debits and Credits :D. Wish me luck!
Besides that, as some of you may know that I now own a blogshop. The idea of setting up a blogshop came when I bought something online. So I thought, hey, this cannot be that hard. And here I am once again, doing something and learning something starting from scratch. Yeah, I've hit hard rocks and jumped over huge mountains at first. Marketing a new blogshop isn't easy. You'll get the idea if you have a blog yourself. You don't get much visitors during the early stages right? It's the same idea with a blogshop. Crap it was hard. But I guess some of my effort paid off. I do get regulars once in awhile. Hope they will continue being my regulars. Thanks you guys! Erm, gals mostly!
A little intro about my blogshop. It's named One Stop 3008. Currently it caters mostly for the females. Products ranging from clothing, face and eye masks, bikinis and lingeries and also bags! Besides that there are also some stylish clothes available for the guys. And the hip thing now are cosmetic coloured contact lens. That too are available in my blogshop. Click the banner below for a visit.
So I guess that's all the updates about me. Nothing much happened. What a life, eh?!
I'm going to run you guys through my new chapter of college life right now. Well, I've moved into my own room right now. I can get a little more privacy this time. Better for studies too right although there's nothing much to study for my course. It's already Week3 in the First Semester and yet nothing much is happening yet. Back in the other times, when I was studying in School of Business Studies, notes would have been piled up as high as a mountain already but right now my mountain is as flat as a piece of pancake. Haha! So much for notes! Being in a course that is based and assessed mostly on assignments, nothing much has been given or taught this past weeks. I'm like so free compared to last time. I think I would be studying for my mid-term already back then. I need to do something, I been wasting too much time already. Give me someting, please?
Nothing much to say about the people, too many students = can't know everyone. Not a good thing. So, I guess whoever is reading this, do walk up to me and say hi yeah?! I won't bite. :D
I guess this post is getting a little bit too long already. Half of you might even be sleeping reading halfway through. So, I'll just keep my thoughts for next time.