Sunday, December 28, 2008

10 things in my 2008


So it's end of 2008. Another year came and went. Natural disasters, changes of political landscapes, financial crisis, diseases, Olympic, etc. So many things happened. To the world and to me.

#1

Got my car license. Officially stepped into adulthood. 18th.

#2

Spent more than RM500 to buy books in this single year. I just can't resist the temptation:) I save on everything but book, food & leisure XD It's an investment man:p

#3

Got my SPM results. Realised that result is not everything. How to live the life in a meaningful way is more important.

#4

Qing Ming for the first time. Created a video for it.

#5



Charity works for the first time. Went to Penang Cheshire Home, Penang Children Protection and Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged. War games. Grateful.

#6



Went to JPA, TNB, Sime Darby scholarships interviews. But ended up in KMPP. See new things, meet new friends, old friends, childhood friends.

#7



Uploaded videos to Youtube.

#8

Beloved Uncle Choo passed away on 1, November. I went to the funeral. May Him Rest in Peace. Created a website to pay him tribute. http://www.eeloves.com/114629

#9


Solve Rubik's Cube in 2 min. Though nothing to Erik Akkersdijk (the current world record holder), but I'm proud of myself.

#10

Experienced Kenko fish spa. It's great:)

2008 is going to an end. Sorry for anything I've done wrong, anything that I didn't try my best. Thank you dad & mum for your care and love. And Thank you for stepping into my life, and made my life brighter.

God bless. Wish 2009 is a better year.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A Tribute to Uncle Choo


Uncle Choo, Watson and I

木象和我

Morning, 1 November 2008, the sky above Singapore Gleneagles Hospital was gray.
My beloved Uncle Choo Lay Huat, passed away of Liver cancer at the age of 50.

这是我第一次真真体会到失去亲人的痛苦。虽然他与我没有任何的血缘关系,但,他对我的影响相比之下有过之而无不及。

Uncle Choo与我爸爸是最要好的朋友,真正的知己。从有缘认识,在我父母亲最重要日子当伴郎,一起分担一切难题,一起差点在高速公路没命;到看着我长大,成长;给我奖励。

我想,他们两人的生活都因彼此有了对方而更美好。

如果我说他是我生命中最重要的uncle,是真的。

我有美好的童年。
而那零碎的童年记忆有着他的背影,以及那give me 5的手掌心。
每次叫我捏他的手皮,说什么练过铁沙掌, 很厚。

我不会忘记,
每次到他槟城老家,坐在那两只木象的感觉;
每次坐在车后,听不懂他们两位大人在谈什么直到睡觉;
小时候放我一人玩PS ,在他家粗心倒锁铁门然后半夜3点梦游去开门;
一起看杨紫琼演的james bond;
第一次去pulau pangkor, 重游云顶;
全家人吃着你那美味用心的layer cake 与 超多料的spaghetti,
那出了名的鱼头米粉,超好吃的大包, 及那吃了不口渴无味精的真实肉骨茶。

一切物质上的东西,我,都很珍惜,感谢。
属于我自己的passport, 考好成绩的奖励,每年新年不缺的大红包,Shieffield钢笔,
Swatch 奥运会珍藏版;我现在穿着的Larrie皮鞋,Alain Delon腰带, Durban西装。

我曾经在心里说过,我一定会努力,成为一名成功的人,然后十倍报答你。
没有你,我将没有今天的生活。

我一直在想,再过几年当我毕业做工了有小成就了,一定要让爸爸妈妈安心过好日子,带他们去旅游,好好孝顺他们。

我一直在想,一定要好好报答uncle choo, 因为他对我的恩,重如山。

我开着属于自己的车,载着我爸妈与uncle choo, 请他们吃顿大餐的画面一直在我脑海漂浮;
但现在,这小小的梦想永远不能成真。

现在,一切往事只能回味。只能 let it be.

我能做的,就只有虔心的为他祈祷。播放他生前最喜欢的歌,let it be, 来怀念他出现在我生命的一点一滴。

Uncle Choo 是个大好人。从对朋友,处理与家人关系,让步说好话的都是他。
或许因为这样,上天比我们更疼爱他。想必他现在一定在天堂。

我会好好做人,解放思想,别再约束自己,被自卑感左右。
我要有自信,勇感的去做每一件对的事。
最重要的是,我会珍惜自己生命的每一秒,孝顺父母亲,因为爸爸妈妈为我付出太多了,一定要好好回报他们。
我一定要好好努力过生活,有个没有遗憾的人生,勇敢的去圆梦,否则对不起uncle choo。

I'll always remember your goods and the memories you left for me,
I'll always remember my life existed such a great uncle like you,
I'll always pray that you are well up there.

REST IN PEACE, my beloved Uncle Choo.

Monday, August 18, 2008







Bora-bora Island.

I'll be there, someday.

Details

Bora Bora, located about 160 miles northwest of Tahiti and approximately 2,600 miles south of Hawaii, was discovered in 1722, and is arguably the most beautiful island on the planet

Its ancient name of Vava'u suggests that the original inhabitants of this seven-million-year-old island arrived from Tonga.

And interestingly, in the local Tahitian language there is no "B," so its actual name is then Pora Pora, meaning "first born.
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/oceania/bora.htm

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Begin with the end in mind.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Charity Works! ROcks!

I think the 14 of us broke the record for "renting one big bus". The 3 charity homes we went namely are: Penang Cheshire Home, The Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged, and The Children's Protection Society.

This trip really cheered and lighten up my life. Be grateful and satisfied with what we are now. Bless and care those who are less fortunates.

My damn camera battery ran out so only few pics taken.
Anyway enjoy the photos^-^

My team shopped&grabbed in Tesco

Paying. Tesco should be very happy with this

Good

RM***

To Buy List

For the kids
Price List . Longest ever.
6 Trolleys. Get set Go!

Cheshire Home

Together in Cheshire Home

Excellent in art

They are happy with our presence

Packing



God Bless

With 26 lovely & cute kids

Counter-Terrorist Wins

Monday, March 03, 2008

Po Po's 80th Birthday

We celebrated grandma's 80th birthday and I uploaded a video about it to youtube...
I was not recording using videocam so the quality isn't that good but at least everyone especially those who couldn't make it there can share the joy...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

龙应台:历史课

我其实很喜欢历史。因为历史有着警惕的作用。而且清楚但不完全真实地记载
我们人类如何一路走来。
但我对这里的历史课太失望了。内容可圈可点;但教学方式,教育系统与填鸭式考试只教了我们如何死背活用,并没用教我们如何“思考”,闷。Art of thinking才是最重要的教育。

这篇文章我在报纸几个月前读过了。现在想分享。因为是龙应台。因为有理。

教科书的地位只不过是一个基本的参考数据而已。它只是一个指引,不具任何一锤定音的权威

香港大学的国际招生愈做愈好,来自欧美的学生愈来愈多。有一天,和一群德国学生聊天,刚好是台湾的历史教科书问题正闹得沸沸扬扬的时候——民进党政府试图在教科书里进行所谓“去中国化”,反对者则抗议纷纷。我问这些德国学生:“你们高中的历史课是怎么上的?”
  德国的教育权下放到各州自治,因此不同的州会有些差异。但是在七嘴八舌的争相发言里,我发现两个共同的特点:一是教科书并不重要,二是开放式。
   如果这一课是1870年的普法战争,那么老师会在上课前要求学生读很多第一手资料,譬如俾斯麦首相的演讲原文,要学生从演讲稿中探讨当时普鲁士的外交策 略,从而分析普法战争的真正原因。除了了解德国观点,学生必须知道法国观点,老师可能用电脑放映图片,反映当时法文报纸上的时事讽刺漫画、评论或者画家笔 下的巴黎街头。分析战争本身,老师可能出示一张1870年普鲁士的经济发展指标图,用来解释当时的“新科技”──譬如铁路的广泛使用和新制大炮的威力,如 何使普鲁士在战场上占了上风。
  也就是说,在整个讲课的过程里,教科书非但不是惟一的教材,而且不是核心的教材,甚至可能根本没用到。

   第二个特征是开放式的教学。教学的主轴不是让学生去背诵任何已经写进某本书里的叙述或评价,而是要学生尽量从第一手资料里看出端倪,形成自己的判断。如 果这一堂课的主题是纳粹,学生可能必须去读当时的报纸、希特勒的演讲、工会的会议记录、专栏作家的评论、纪录片等等,然后在课堂里辩论——纳粹的兴起,究 竟是日耳曼的民族性所致,还是《凡尔赛合约》结下的恶果?或者是经济不景气的必然?各种因素都被提出来讨论。至于结论,学生要通过资料的分析和课堂的论辩 自己来下。
  满头卷发的卢卡斯说:“我们那时就读了托马斯曼的哥哥亨利希曼的《臣仆》,因为他就认为德国人有惯性的服从性格。我们在课堂上就此辩论了很久。”
   如果主题是1848年的欧洲革命,学生必须从经济、社会和政治的不同层面分析革命的起因,然后还要试图去评价这场革命的后果——这究竟是一个失败的革 命,如法国的Alesis de Tocqueville所说,“社会顿时撕裂成两半:羡妒的无产阶级和恐惧的有产阶级”;或是一个成功的革命,因为20年后,德国和意大利都统一了,而法 国扩大了选举权,俄罗斯废除了农奴制?事情的是与非,人物的忠与奸,往往没有定论。学生必须自己从各种数据的阅读里学习爬梳出自己的看法。
  “我们还常常要作报告,”刚刚来到香港的汉娜说,“一个人讲45分钟,等于教一堂课。”
  “你记得讲过什么题目?”
  “当然记得,”她说,“因为要做很多准备。我讲过英国的殖民主义。”
在这样的历史教学方式里,教科书的地位,只不过是一个基本的参考数据而已。在众多一手和二手的资料里,包括演讲、漫画、照片、统计图表、新闻报道和学者评论、人物日记、法庭记录等等,教科书只是一个指引,不具任何一锤定音的权威。
  开放式的历史教学,着重在训练学生运用材料的能力,尤其是培养学生面对纷杂的史实做独立思考和独立判断。教科书充其量只是路边一个小小指路牌,不是烫了金的《圣经》。
  至于考试,他们解释,也不会以教科书为本,而是开放式的题目,都是要你写文章回答的。譬如,“试分析俾斯麦的外交政策”或者“试分析魏玛共和国失败的原因”;测验的是一种融会贯通的见解,教科书根本没有答案,也不可依赖。
  如果教科书根本不被看做一锤定音的权威,如果课堂中的历史老师有独立见解,又有旁征博引的学问,如果我们的考试制度不强迫老师和学生把教科书当《圣经》,我们需要那么担心教科书的问题吗?历史教学的真正问题所在恐怕不在教科书,而在教育的心态、制度和方法本身吧。
  “可是美国的历史教育比较跟着教科书走,”来自奥地利的约翰在美国读过一年高中,他插进来,“而且他们的历史课教得很细,不像我们在欧洲,着重在大事件、大历史。”
  克里斯说,“那没办法,他们只有两百五十年历史可以谈,所以连什么‘三十年代流行时尚’都可以在历史课里讨论一整节。”克里斯也去美国交换过一年。
  话题转到美国去了。克里斯接着,“我发现美国人跟欧洲人真的很不一样。譬如说,有一次老师出题,要大家挑选20世纪本国某一重要人物来作报告,结果,你知道吗?有五个人,选的是蝙蝠侠!不可思议,是高三呢!”
  大家轰一下笑开了。我忍住笑,说,“如果是你们德国班上做这个题目,大家可能选什么样的人物呢?”
  克里斯回答:“阿登瑙尔、希特勒、布莱希特、托马斯曼或者舒马赫、贝肯鲍尔什么的,都可能。可绝对不会是米老鼠、蝙蝠侠或超人吧!”■

http://caijingzazhi.blog.sohu.com/64195361.html

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Wednesday night.

Writing diary was my habit. At least for the past 2 years.
But no longer now.

That's why sometimes blogging is important to me.

Aun Yee said he couldn't know how's my life getting on through my blog and basically he's right. I wrote down my thoughts and ideas but not diary-writing. It's more like articles. I admit. So this time I want to be slightly different.

On past Wednesday night, Piggie, Jien Boy, Cecil, Jin Wei and I went to M Box. An outlet similar to Red Box. It's opposite to the old cinema. At first I didn't think of going cause no transport.. but piggie came and fetched me so i went. It's 9pm when we reached there. We booked a middle size room for 5 persons and started our restless 3 hours. I'm quite satisfied with the cleanliness. But maybe the owner wants to save material costs.. the sound insulation system is just.. crap! utterly bad... what a suffer to my ears walking along the corridor...

We settled down and picked the songs. Tomorrow is Valentina and the 5 of us...all boys.. together singing 忘情水 and 分手快乐.. haha.. funny?!
i also dunno how to express

I chose mainly songs from 任贤齐 and jay chou. I always like their songs. When I was in primary school, I sang Richie songs continuously for 2 yeas and took the cakes..haha.. i think this's abt genetic .. members from my mother side got the talents to sing... but as i grow elder and elder.. my voice just..i can't really sing now.. i also can't fathom why.. maybe it's destined.. Haaih.....

Karaoke-singing is good... it lightens up our mood. we definitely become happier when stepping out the room. Just like that day, we just laughed... and piggie even screamed.. torturous! And when chin wei sang we just couldn't stand.. no choice.. we got to press the Next button. LOL.

In a blink of an eye it's 12 something.. We're going to be scolded if we stayed. tomorrow morning we're going to penang. A happy 3-hour singing section cost the 5 of us 70+ dollar.. but it's worth. It's really worth.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

13.2.08.

Whiew! When I opened my eyes from my slumberland it’s 10.30am. What a shock it was to me. I seldom wake up in such a time. I mean it’s quite late. As usual, when I wake up late, I had my lunch as my breakfast without my favourite glass of milk.

Then I began my routine. Sit properly in front of office table, with hands flipping over SinChew daily and TheStar. I noticed today’s date printed on the right-upmost of the paper. 2008-2-13. Oh~ This proves again: Time flies like arrow, fruit flies like a banana. A proverb I always bear in mind.

Yeah.. It’s true that I have long never updated my blog. If you asked me what’s the most meaningful thing I’ve done over the past 2 weeks... erm.. I would say visit my grandpa and spent a ‘long’ time with him.

It was 29 of Jan have I not mistaken. I went to him. It’s 10’ something in the morning. Cause I already made an ‘appointment’ with him, once I arrived we started doing the
‘Genealogy’ thingy. Ha. Genealogizing is not my cup of tea. But as a grandchild or a part of this family, I think it’s right to know my family history.

My grandpa is 82-year-old. But he still can drive and goes to office. I went there along with him that day by his friend’s car. Back, he started story-telling… He spoke for 4 and a half hour continuously. Of course using TeoChew. He told me how his father, my great-grandfather, escaped from Kuomintang to Siam and then here Malaysia… how he survived in Shantou in the early life and went on board to Malaya in 1930s….
how great-grandfather started timber business in late 1930s…. how’s life in excruciating pain during Japanese era…and many of “how”, “what”, “when”, “who”…..

Of course, I didn’t really understand all what he said. Yes I am a Teo Chew, but I speak better penang Hokkien, sarcastically.

Who never learn from the past is doomed to repeat it… What I’ve gained are
having a broader view of the past age of turbulence, comprehend why I’m a Malaysian Chinese, man must have integrity, and of course, know a little bit more about grandpa life.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

change

Hello. I just changed the setting to comment-available.

When I created this blog I just thought of writing down some of my ideas & thinking in somewhere that can last forever. And only the owner himself knows the existence of this blogspot.

But now I've changed up my mind.

Currently only Xuan Xuan, Aun Yee, Wenxu know about this blog. I think I will tell my friends about this blog very soon later.

Because this's what blogging all about.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

今年大宝森节,我去了ICU一趟。

Cecil, Ilman, Meng Khai, Nian Wei和我搭Rapid Penang
到Jalan Residensi的General Hospital。
本来MK和NW是不去的,但为了去探望冠群,什么都不管了。

Swatch手表显示: 1.15pm; 我第一次踏入ICU。
里面的情景与我在电视上看到的无所不同;
先进的电脑萤幕显示心跳指数,一大堆医学仪器与
许多我看不懂的Scientific terms。

而冠群,就躺在1号病床上,一动也不动。他的病情严重,
是日本脑炎,但医生为他开的药似乎无效。
他已几天昏迷不醒,若情况继续没好转,他恐怕会有生命危险。

我们尝试叫他的名字;马冠群,Sohai..., 生日-8月2号,
谈谈童军的事情,还有说些鼓励性的话。
就在我们对他说话时,他的眼皮轻轻跳了跳,
似乎想张开眼睛说话。
此刻我们相信他是听得见。

在ICU里碰巧遇到华劲。他一个人从queensbay骑摩多到这里,
多天不见,他还是那么的独立,有着自己的想法。

其实很多朋友都很关心冠群。我犹记得,之前他沉迷与电脑时,
志平,shyun in 和有杰(若没记错)打电话模仿Mr.Gee给他妈妈;
Cecil 和 Jien Boy 在campfire时讽刺他;
Chumeng 健昌他们特地驾车到GH看他;
Emi 把新年愿望献给了在与病魔抗病的他;
form 3的 ahli 甚至想在短短时间搭巴士去探望他;
还有就是无数的message内容祈祷祝福他病愈。

或许以前他做了些错事,但人非圣贤孰能无过。
或许这是上天给他的一个重大考验,让他醒来病愈是人生又可重来。
正所谓过而能改,善莫大焉!
毕竟他只有18岁,要走的路还有很长。

我诚心祈祷希望冠群能以过人意志力战胜病魔,早日康复,
一家人快乐过新年。

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Vacuum cleaners- I like this ad.


This interesting, funny, creative ad was made by students from Miami Ad School. Definitely a clever way to find out how Hoover's vacuum cleaners really work.

Like it? Visit this website http://uaddit.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=642
for more great ads.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

99令吉不到10分钟蒸发

08 年1月2日,用完午餐,一家人齐聚电视前。此时播出 ‘playtowin’ 节目。
只要你猜中一个word,在最短时间call in, 就有机会赢取RM14,000。
我一时兴起,绞尽脑汁想到答案,立刻拨电到萤幕前的那个号码。
节目并没有很明确指出call rates!
我试了很多次,当中只有三次拨通,但那三次还是无法与主持人接通。

两个星期过去了。
08年1月17日的中午,我亲手从邮差叔叔接过TM Bill。
我立刻打开,惊讶发现电话费比平时贵了几倍!
二话不说,翻看第二页,我即刻明白。

“岂有此理!”我想。怎么没接通也算钱!照理推断应只该
还那3通(接通)的费用!
我立刻上网,进入playtowin的网站,想查个水落石出。
终于,我在一个不怎么显眼的角落读到:即使没拨通也得付RM3!
哈!#@~&*>/$ 为什么没在萤幕前写清楚?!

I feel like cheated。

不到短短10分钟,RM99就白白蒸发!真不甘!
钱可不是拿来乱花的!

RM99有何用处?
若以个人一餐RM5计算(标准了吧),可吃上20餐;
买衣服,至少可买 Bossini 或 Hang Ten 两件;
哦,很多华人好赌是吧?!哪这些钱可买33张彩票及99张的ToTo Jackpot!

而我换来了什么?1个教训。

贪字头上一把刀!
这些节目当然是以盈利为首,所以从此不再被节目诱惑上当!
还有就是做个精明消费人。

很讽刺的,上星期父亲用iTALK card 拨电到Los Angeles,
一张RM10可换来国际通话时间长达 1小时又6分钟之久!

所以,大家要玩此类似游戏节目时请三思!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

我看报纸

我最喜欢看报纸了!这句话可是打从内心发出的喔!

报纸是我每天的精神粮食。一旦派报人没有把报纸送到,
我就浑身不自在。

自从中三那年发生件事后,我就每天阅报,心情佳时
可以一次读上2,3份报纸。我平均每天花1-1.5小时看报。
所以,这3年来,看报纸占据了我的一部分生活。

犹记得,举办campfire很多天不在家;活动结束后,
(当然是睡饱24小时后)我又开始忙碌,花上
一整天时间翻阅错过的报章新闻。
去年去台湾越南10天不在家,回家后所做的事
也是如此。

我为什么那么喜欢看报纸?哈!说真的,
我也搞不太清楚。只是好报纸如“星洲” “TheStar"
的确能让我添增不少知识。
让我懂稍微懂得这奇怪的地球与它独特的‘占有者’
是如何运作。

风声雨声读书声声声入耳;家事国事天下事事事关心。
这是中五的名句,也是推动我热爱阅报的一股动力。

我要学的东西真的还有太多太多;要读的好书恐怕一辈子都读不完。

所以,好好利用时间,这样才不会白活。

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

书与生活


仔细想一想,我真真爱上书是15岁的那一年。我指的书,
当然不是拿来死背以在考试派上场的书;
而是让我知道世界很大,天外有天,可以照亮我生命的好书。

照片里的书,是我在去年12月买下的。有十二本。
那时候我是想在这三个月好好的细读一番,
品尝穿梭在文字笔尖的那独特味道,从而获取无限的快活。

我想爱书的朋友都明白并很享受这种乐趣。

3个星期过了,我也快读完了第五本书。
说真的,刚开始时进展很快,但最近却慢了下来。

或许,practical与teory并重;
或许,生活才是生活的全部。

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Hello &展望 2008!



Sydney Harbour Bridge 烟火四射;台北101犹如火箭般起飞,我才惊觉
我已踏入了2008! 2008对我本身及全世界是个非常重要的一年。
转折性的一年。决定性的一年。

刚才友人sent给我message欢迎我踏入adulthood。光阴似箭,
转眼即在这世界活了18年。
我希望也坚信在接下来的几个18年能活出自我,过美好生活,造福人群。

3月份我就得做出一个影响我一生的决定。若没有意外,我会选择engineering
然后再拿个MBA。但世事难料,所以我很努力地保持那一份‘弹性’。

不久的将来,我将迎接一个全新的人生,或许是我从没体验过的人生。
我为此感到格外兴奋及高兴,因为真正的自我提升机会来了。
我也明白,只有不断的充实自己及学习新事物,生活才能过得有意义,有价值。
所以,我重来不反对朋友在这段时间到外地打工,因为这样才能深刻体会到家里的温暖,
父母赚钱辛苦,还有学习独立。
而我呢,由于考车的关系,不能配合时间打工。但我有很充实地过着
退休式生活,读读我去年十二月买的十几本书,向妈妈学习烹饪,
还有就是思考些问题。

“我为什么活着?"
"我要怎样的生活?”
“我要如何实现?”
。。。。。。

从宗教,哲学,科学,现实社会观念不同角度思考,都有不同答案。

说说政治。

2007-2008 多国纷纷更换领导人。
从日本首相安倍下台,Blair让位,Sarkozy走马上任,Howard寻求11连任败给精通中文及中华文化的Rudd...
到刚结束的泰国选举,即将来临的美国president election,台湾总统大选,
大马大选,北京奥运会,巴基斯坦选举及暴乱等等等等······

金砖四国(BRICs)经济开放,全球化浪潮席卷全球,各国更换领导者······
外面的天翻地覆的变化,然而这里政治50年不变。
时间久了人民就会麻木,体制僵化,失去革新能力。
这是星洲资深评论员林瑞源所说的,我非常赞同他的看法。

无论如何,我都要充满信心与勇气地活出每一天。
Because, there is always hope.

2008一定会更好!

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