Thursday, February 20, 2014

Today I Walk

Hi everyone,

So today I'm going to talk to you guys about what I did today. It has been a long time since I did what I did today. See here, I like to do some photography. Not really good at it but I still try whenever I got the chance. And I have been out of the game for such a long time. I didn't bring the camera with me at Arau because I know i won't have time to play with it considering that the public transport in Perlis is abysmal and I only one a bicycle. So I did not bring to me. Unfortunately, even during holiday I did not play with it also. But today, thing changes. I went out and try to get some photos.

So today, I went to the National Museum here in KL hoping to catch some good shot. Honestly, I did not know how to get to there. So I just gamble by using the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and stop at Pasar Seni. I went through National Mosque. and walk like 1 km or more and got there. So Alhamdulillah I got there. Even better the route I took actually earn me some cool view. Unfortunately, I went super stupid by bringing my Canon 50mm prime lens only. So it was hard to photos of cool Kuala Lumpur Architecture with a freaking 50mm lens.Maybe I one day I might try again.

Here are some of the best shots I manage to whip out. Again, I need to stress that it is not my greatest work and I'm very rusty. Even worst that I did not use the proper tools and I did not take my time to edit anything. So what you see is what you get. Enjoy

This picture was taken to show the KTM Station Kuala Lumpur. Unfortunately, with a prime lens, there is nothing much to see. 

This dude were showering some plant. I think this is not his first gig. I told him I want to take his picture and he steadily said "Okay". Cool guy.

Some tourist shot. I went to museum on a Thursday, of course there is plenty of tourist because Malaysians were working.

Just a couple of tourist having a rest in front of the National Mosque.

Again some tourist buying street art from the lady there. That lady got some mad skills on her hands. 

This is not some Han Solo freezing thing like in Star Wars. This is an mural of the legendary/mythical Hang Tuah, the greatest warrior Malay ever have. Unfortunately there is nothing much about him in the Museum. I was kinda wanting to read more about him. I like to know more on where he is last told to be. I want to know whether he is a legend or just a myth.

This is basically a replica of the throne of the past Sultan Melaka.

A replica head of the ship of the royal armada in early Malay period. When Malacca was a big name in world trading. 

This is interesting. This the golden tree where the 3 nation up north of Peninsula Malaysia would give to the Thai back in 15th century (dont quote me on that time period). Anyway, I was surprise to see this. I learnt about it in highschool that Kelantan, Kedah and maybe Terengganu gave ufti to Thai as a symbol of friendship. Got to finally see it and see the size of it. It is kinda amazing.  

This is a scale model of the quarry to search for tin. During the British Colonial, they went all out to take the Peninsula Malaysia resource that this huge monster where build in place like Perak and Pahang.  

The bicycle the Japanese use to invade Peninsula Malaysia. Can you believe that those Japan ride bikes to invade Malaysia. Amazing.

These are the artifacts of the one Malay fighter named Haji Abdul Rahman Limbong. 

This is another amazing thing I finally got to see. This is the Proclamation of Independence. This is the letter that prove that Malaysia is free from the British Colonialism. It is amazing to see finally see it. Below is the same thing only in Malay but written in Jawi.  

This the Tengkolok of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. 
Finally i end it with a photo of a very famous game in our Malay culture. Although our culture is slowly yet surely fading away. Seeing such congkak set is amazing for me. 
So I guess that would be all. Again, I want to remind that everything I said here must not be quoted. I write this on the fly. No pre-research was made prior to the writing. Even I dont know the truthfulness of what I wrote here. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed reading this.

See you guys again tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Random Rambling

Hi everyone,

Honestly, I don't know what to write about today. I'm just so bored sitting at home channel surfing. There is nothing good on tv. Therefore, I thought I go on some random rambling about anything i can talk about. Unfortunately for me, I don't usually do rambling. I usually ramble when people ask me question or something. That's why I love hanging out with Safwan Omar. He is so curious that he usually the one who ask question. I'll be the one to answer his question. Regardless whether the answer of his question is true or not. You know what, maybe I'll talk about my knowledge about the current state of Liverpool FC.

If you guys don't know this, Liverpool FC is my favourite team of football. (Yes, I'm going with football instead of soccer because i like football better) Anyway, I have been a fan since 2005 after i watch the UEFA Champion League finals where Liverpool won in such a comeback fashion. That year the team went against the informidable AC Milan. We were down 3-0 by the half-time. But miracle happens where Liverpool bounce back to take the game into penalty with 3-3 and won. I remember I was in awe with such team spirit portrayed by the team. Ever since I become a fan of Liverpool FC.

The team that won the tournament. Gotta love those guys.
And now its 9 years later, Liverpool hasn't been as great as they were those year but I believe they are showing their stride again. Now, Liverpool is under the management style of Brendan Rodgers and i have to admit I am in love with him. But honestly, the first time I heard Liverpool was hiring him over King Kenny, I have my doubt. Now, not anymore. Especially after they show a play style which is so different.
Liverpool FC current line up. See the stars of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Philip Couinho and many more. The lads are good. 
 Anyway, I'm not going to talk about the individual right now in the team, because Liverpool FC have always been a team. Not a one person team. No matter how good Luis Suarez is. Here is my opinion on today's Liverpool FC performance. I believe that the team is a good contender for the Premier League title. I know that Brendan Rodger said they are only looking at the top 4 place for a placement in the UeFA Champions League contention for next year. But with the style they are playing right now, I believe we can push for the Premier League place. Right now, Liverpool have only 12 matches left for the team to win. I think the biggest obstacle for the team is Manchester City. The first leg, we almost won that match. If we can beat them, I'm sure we can win against Chelsea. So, I believe the team can win Premier League this season, not just the top 4 place.

I believe in Brendan Rodgers style. Even though people might view playing with more youngster is dangerous, but I do believe he can show the youngster and mold them to be great. Only I hope they dont go on and play the youngster too much since we have 12 games to win. Other than that we can also see that the Liverpool FC plays faster under Brendan Rodgers. Ball stays on the ground and passes were short. Precise and fast play with Coutinho controlling the midfield. I love the style they were playing nowadays. They play with speed. That's why I love the Brendan Rodgers style.

I hope the team take the title this year, I really do. The team is more than capable of doing so. They have to keep focus and play like the way they are playing right now. Furthermore, we already  have two top scoring player in the Premier League right now in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. With those two scoring so much, we can win this!!

I believe in the dude!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Kenapa Berdiam

Kenapa berdiam?
Aku disini menanti jawapanmu,
Telah ku lafazkan isiku,
Namun kamu disitu,
Diam membisu.

Mengapa membisu?
Bukankah itu yang kamu mahu dengar,
Nukilan hatiku yang sememangnya benar,
Meskipun kau lihat tanganku ketar,
Ketakutan tidak mahu hatiku dikelar,

Adakah kau jua ketar?
Semua orang punyai kisah silam,
Bersembunyi di hati begitu dalam,
Kisah yang selalunya penuh garam,
Kisah yang kita biarkan di dalam makam.

Bukan niatku mengali makam itu,
Niatku menghapuskannya,
Agar kau tidak perlu ketar lagi,
Tidak perlu ketakutan akan kisah silau,
Kerana aku mahukan masa depanmu,
Sebuah rumah,
2 orang kanak-kanak berlari,
Kita memandang ke langit,
Mempedulikan makam lampau yang musnah,
Oleh itu ku tanyakan,
Kenapa engkau masih lagi berdiam?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Robocop: My Review

Hello everyone,
I can't sleep right now. Its 3.55 am here in Gombak, Malaysia. So i thought i write a review on the latest movie that i watch on cinema. I rarely watch movie at cinema, mainly because of geographical reasons. Let me tell u this, Perlis has no cinema whatsoever. So i am constraint to watch movie anytime i can steal a couple of hours during my holiday. So luckily, during this holiday, just a couple of days ago, me and my friend manage to catch this movie; Robocop
Let me start by saying, Robocop was my childhood memory. I remember when i was a little kid, maybe 7 or 6 years old, i have a Robocop action figure. I fight my dad to get that. Haha. I watch the movie back then and i liked it so much. Anyway, i was going into this movie with some expectation. I didn't put a lot of hope in it because Hollywood can sometimes screw up remake. So i went in the movie thinking i was just going to enjoy this movie.
And honestly, i did enjoyed the movie very much. First of all, i really enjoyed the new look of Robocop. At first i thought the new look is going to be a duplicate of iron man or something. But it wasn't. They did not went crazy superhero on Robocop. They kept Robocop vulnerablity, if it got shot i get scratch or get damage. Even better that the body does make him run faster or jump higher kinda stuffs. Robocop is cyborg who is a cop. Not the saviour of mankind or anything. That lead to my second point i like about the movie, the action. The original Robocop were slow like Frankenstein Monster, the new one is faster. Giving more action to enjoy. Seeing Robocop turn and turn to shoot enemies is a satisfaction indeed. The third reason was the sciences behind Robocop. The technology and the science of controlling robot with our mind is intriguing.
However, nothing is perfect. What i dont like about the movie. The first one got the be Robocop partner. His acting was adequate. I wish he plays more role in Robocop as his partner. Secondly, the villain. I hate that the motivation of the villain. So much power in his hand but his evil doing is not grand enough for the power he had. I wish he could be more evil.
As a conclusion, this movie discuss the human emotion, what it meant to be human. As the reasons written above, i gave Robocop a solid 7/10. I believe you guys will enjoy it.
Therefore, that will conclude my first movie review. I like watching movie and i hope i can do this more. And maybe improved on things i can say in this kind of entry.
Peace out people.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

4th Semester Results.

Hi everyone.
I think you guys are sick of me saying i'm sorry right. But still you guys do deserve an apology. I did not kept my words. Therefore i'm very sorry. I dont know why, its so hard to find the inspiration to write anything. Maybe because i have so little thing going on in my life it become hard to write.
Anyway lets continue with today topic which is my 4th semester result. As everyone know, i'm currently a student of Bachelor of Science (Physics) at UiTM Perlis. So last January i've finish my 4th semester as a student there. Did my finals and everything. So, last Valentine's day, UiTM release the result of the finals for all their students. Alhamdulillah, it was a positive result for me. How positive? 3.73 positive. Yeah, My GPA for the semester was 3.73. It's a Dean's list result and i'm very grateful for that. The results was 2 A, 4A- and a B+. I'm very grateful but...
I know it is a very good result but i was kinda hoping for a higher result last semester. It was my 2013 new year's resolution to get a 4.0 GPA in any semester last year. Unfortunately, the first sem of last year i can only muster up a 3.68 and last sem, as you guys well know, 3.73. It kind of a downer since i can't achieve any of my new year's resolution. But still i'm grateful. Another reason why i was hoping for higher is because i'm right now in a healthy competition with a Biology student. Unfortunately this sem i lose again. He got a 3.93. I know you might think it is like comparing apple and oranges by having a competition with a bio student. But its fun to have this competition. Haha.
Anyway, my 4th semester is in the past now. There's no need to cry over spilt milk right. Just keep my head up try harder next sem to achieve my goal to at least get a 4.0 GPA in one of my remaining two semester here in UiTM Perlis.
P/s: for my friends reading this, yes we can. Yes we can reach the sky. All we need is faith and a lot of effort. Never stop believing and never stop trying. Again,
See you guys again next time.
My result slip of last semester. Arabic Language was supposed to be a free win but i messed up. Also, financial management and waves and optic. But i've tried my best. What can i do. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Little Holiday

Hello everyone,

Yes i know. i broke my promise to write more. i said one post a day right. i'm very sorry about that. since my final exam weeks last week i was still trying to give my head a break. i didn't post anything during the finals also. i'm very sorry about that. at first i thought i can write during the week. but 12 hours of straight studying is exhausting. like seriously exhausting. i think after Mathematical Methods in Physics exam, i can only find enough energy to just study. i couldn't find that extra energy to write anything.

Anyway, now i'm trying to make up for my mistakes of not writing. since it is my holiday right now, i will maybe use as many energy i can muster to write here. but i think the reason why i dont know what to write is probably i kinda figure out topic like 5 minutes before i write. so during this holiday i think i'm going to write stuff better. figuring out topics to write before hand. therefore here is a list of what i'm going to write during this holiday:

  • Games i play (I have some games i pick up that probably i would like to recommend playing.)
  • Movies i recommend
  • Science stuff (this need more preparation)
    • Dark Matter
    • Time travelling
    • quantum locking
    • mathematical or computer modelling
    • etc. (this is just a rough draft, if i found anything interesting i will write it here)
  • Sports commentary (i not much a jockey, but it is my blog so i would really like to give my 2 cents on soccer or any other sports. hehe)
  • Photography-i have left my camera for such a long time now. so i would really like to start again. maybe walk around KL find some subject to photograph. 
    • People
    • Architecture
    • flora and landscape
I guess that should be it for now. i catch you guy later. want to watch Li Na vs Cibulkova in Australian Open.

p/s: wow, i owe you guys and myself 20 posts. i will try to do it!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Freaks. I forgot (5/1/2014)

Hello everyone,

Oh shit. I forgot to post something. I'm very sorry i cant say anything today. Just too busy studying for Mathematical Methods for Physics. It is a paper i'm really scared of. Anything can happen. Anyway, wish me luck for tomorrow. I'm trying to do my best.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sleep Deprivation (4/1/2014)

Hello everybody,

4th post. Almost thought of skipping today because i went blank on what to write. i was roaming the internet for hours (just kidding, only 15 minutes). then i turn on youtube and i stumble upon this Head Squeeze video about sleep. I let you guys watch it first, very informative.

Now, i hope you guys already watch it. Why i got curious about this video is because its the finals right now here in UiTM Arau, Perlis Malaysia. Since it is a well documented that a lot of students really like to stay awake late at night to "study". i did it a long time ago back when i was studying in Canada. Therefore i will conclude right now that staying up late to study is BULLSHIT!!

Now here is why. As said in the video that sleep is important for everyone. it help body functions. injuries also heals faster during sleeping. without sleep, human are prone to make erratic decision and error in judgement (pretty the same thing yet i refuse to change it). Other effects of sleep deprivation are depression, memory problems, the weakening of immune system and increase in perception of pain (you'll feel pain easier). This facts are extracted from WebMD. click on it to know more. even worse sleep deprivation might stop muscle growth (no wonder i'm short). Lack of sleep even get to be a form of torture by certain individual and it was an effective move. 

Personally, I totally agree with what James May have to say. Sleep deprivation really stuttered my decision making. the worst i've gone without sleeping was 72 hours. i think it was around that much. i did it twice already my whole life and i've regretted ever done it. i stay awake by drinking coffee and energy drinks. mainly red bull. i thought that by staying awake i can be more productive in order to finish of assignments and lab reports. How wrong was i. after reading back things i wrote during the period of sleep deprived, it was like reading a report written by a 10 years old in the middle of Pahang National Forest. it was that bad. And also, i almost got hit by cars on my bike when i was sleep deprived. Conclusion, staying awake more than 24 hours or even 18 hours is not for me. 

So my advice to any youth, or adult if you want to listen, get your sleeps. it is always better to sleep and have a fresh mind than staying awake and thought that you were being productive. plus, lack of sleep might endanger your life or even worse life of others around you. therefore, go to sleep everybody. 

Good night and Sweet dream. 



Friday, January 3, 2014

Feeling Down (3/1/2014)

Hello everybody,

3rd of the new year and the 3rd post for the year. doing great with schedule. Alhamdulillah. But unfortunately, i dont really in a mood to write right now. remember when i said i had a final today. yeah, it crushed me. it crushed me so hard i loss appetite to eat dinner. i literally don't know what to eat tonight and any food turn me off (not in a sexual way). i  even went to watch some cooking videos and still cant get any desire to eat. it SUCKS!!!

anyway, that will be all for today. sorry i cant be more informative today. i promise i'll be more informative tomorrow and maybe the day after. i need to blow off some steam by maybe watch some movies or something. i'm thinking The Dark Knight (favourite movie ever).

My favourite movie of all time. But i've never seen this poster before. it's cool.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Nasi Goreng Tomyam (2/1/2014)

Hello everybody. 
I almost forgot to write here today. It is only the 2nd day and i've already forget to write things here. But dont worry. Now i here and i want to write. 

Today, not many things happen to me that i can teach you guys. I'm in my finals week in UiTM Perlis, so not much running around learning new stuffs. So how about i talk about the things i need to learn for tomorrow. Wait, i forgot to say that tomorrow (3/1/2014) i have an exam. Nondestructive Test (NDT)

So NDT is a simple yet a complex course if i need to put it simply. As you might know, anything that got design and make need to be inspected. But the inspection need to be done nondestructively, because somebody going to get mad if the component were destroyed during inspections. Mainly, we need to learn about 5 main NDT techniques which are Liquid Penetrant inspection (LPI), Magnetic Particle inspection(MPI), Radiography, Eddy Current testing and Ultrasound. I dont want to go into details but i can put into one sentence summary on all the tests.

1) LPI- It uses the concept of capillary action of liquid where the penetrant dwells into surface cracks to show where cracks are. 

2) MPI- it uses the concept of magnetic fields, by using ferrous dust on a ferromagnetic material to check cracks by magnetizing the specimen. 

3) Radiography- to put it very simple, it is X-ray inspection. 

4)Eddy Current Testing- it uses the concept of induced magnetic field and induced electric field. (I want to say more but i'm limited to one sentence)

5) Ultrasonic Inspection - basically the things that doctor do to pregnant woman to check for fetus growth only being done to solid materials to check for cracks inside the specimen. 

So that should give you a general idea on what  my final exam tomorrow will be about. Honestly, it looks simple enough because it is just applied physics. But it is so general i'm afraid they might get into details on the concept of each testing which as big as physics can get. So anyway, wish me luck. Going to need it. 

P/s: I cook today, Tom Yam fried rice with crackers and fried chicken. Maybe tomorrow i can talk about food. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Post A Day (1/1/2014)

Hi everybody,
It has been a long time since i write anything. But this year i want to make something crazy. I want to post something here daily. This will be my new diary. A place for me to pour everything in my heart. Talk about being gay right. But i think this might be good for me. I have thoughts and ideas that were left unattended. So maybe by writing daily i can probably let it all out.
For the first day of 2014, i thought i'll talk about my new year resolutions. Last year resolution did not go so well.
i) i did not get any 4.00 GPA last year on my two semester.
ii) i did not manage to lose weight till 60 kg last year dispite my cycling.
iii) i had a terrible a break up with my ex-girlfriend, Illani Ramlee
iv) i'm still a nobody in UiTM Perlis.
As you can see, i cant say that 2013 have been great for me. But my academic has been good for me, althought i believe i can do more. Maybe i was too happy with being in love, i feel like i can do anything when i set those goals. Damn, what a mistake. I wont make that same mistake.
Therefore, this year i think i might keep only one resolution from last year. Here are my new year resolutions:
i) I want to keep my dream to get a 4.0 GPA. I know i can do it. And i believe i can do it. Pray for me. I can handle physics.
ii) I want to be better.
Haha. Such original idea right. "Be better" only. Like u never heard that one before right. But i'm serious. I dont want to put to much pressure on my shoulder by putting too many resolutions. So i will only want to get a 4 flat. That's all. I know i can do many more things but this one is the only thing i care about. Being the best boyfreind and all that means nothing to me. But showing i can hit a 4.0, i can show the world i'm not an idiot.
That's all for now. I'll get back to you guys again tomorrow.