24 September 2009

KL --> Kuching --> KL

Back to Kuching after 9 months away. Remembered the serenity that this place gives me, and how much I missed this feeling. Much more peaceful compared to the chaos in KL.

Roll back a few days. Saturday night was spent with some friends from UTP who came down to KL. Missed my friends in UTP a lot, after such a long time not seeing them. Thats the worse part about intern, missing your friends who are far away. Most of them will go intern after I'm back to UTP, since they are engineering, so will not be meeting them again for some time.

Met up at Midvalley and watched "Where Got Ghost", the Singaporean movie. Peow recommended to me. Even though really funny, didn't expect it to be scary (at certain parts) as well. Played the ever famous 'I never...' during lunch and of course the card game which I personally call 'King'. Dont know what others call it though. We all had some good laugh and fun, and maybe some people were just unlucky to have saliva all over them....

Back over in Kuching, since I only have 5 days here, decided to spend more time with my family. Went and watched 'the Ugly Truth' yesterday with Xiang Qing, Herman and Fitri. Quite true, how most girls have their so called 'checklist' and guys who are mostly simple and look for looks only. Please note the bolded words as I would not like to offend some who thinks that they are above the rest. That would include me as well.

Might be going around visiting tomorrow, so we'll see how things goes. I'm just glad to be back here after so long. Wished my holidays were longer. Not enough time to do all that I wanted to, but I guess I know what is important to me now, when thrown into a situation with such limited time. Going to go back this Friday afternoon, which is less than 36 hours away.

Might be meeting some of you all this Sunday when I'm back in KL, hopefully. So wish it works out and were able catch up on things missed. For the rest who are in KL, do join in. Take care and see you all soon, hopefully before we graduate =)

13 September 2009

Pulau Ketam Trip

Went Pulau Ketam with my Jia Haur and Bong last weekend (5-6 September). It was another random trip I guess. Drove all the way to Port Klang and took a 50-minute ferry ride there.

First time driving long distance in Peninsular

Reached Pulau Ketam after the ferry ride

Wasn't exactly what I expected. I was kind of expecting the island to have beaches and all. However it was actually a fishing village. It was really an experience for me, since this is my first time in such a place. It's seriously a village and is like a Malaysian kampung version of Venice. The only way to travel is by bicycle and it seems everyone has one. It's not that big a place actually, so you can walk if you choose to.

The pathway or roads are quite narrow actually, and its all on stilts, so all around you is seawater. Better walk carefully there, don't want to fall off and plunge yourself into the sea.

Checked into our rooms and rented bicycles to ride around town. Been a long time since I rode a bicycle. Almost seems scary as the roads were narrow and both sides of the road were sea water below. Enjoyed it though (^-^)

During the night....

Great seafood for dinner, especially the crab and fish (cheap also!).

After dinner went cycling around town at night, even went to see the school there. Then went to the jetty and hang out there. See kids hanging around there mostly.

Jia Haur, Bong and me

Next morning...we woke up to catch the sunrise at the jetty. It seems that it was raining the while night while we were asleep, and in the morning the road was flooded. A little mistake would get you swept into the sea. Decided to go back to sleep (YES!). Reminds me of that one episode of Family Outing where the family members got back to sleep after waking up to a heavy rain and they couldn't perform their morning chores. Lol.

The flooded road and seawater all over it

'O-chien' for breakfast (if that is how you spell it)

Taking pictures before leaving

One of our last picture in Pulau Ketam

Owh ya, stopped for Bak Kut Teh at Klang on the way back (Nice!)

p/s: The whole trip only cost us around RM100 each, inclusive of everything. Freakin' cheap considering the food that we ate =)

02 September 2009

Will the REAL Jason Anderson Please Stand Up!!!

I got an E-mail from Twitter a couple of days ago, with the title:

"Jason Anderson is now following you on Twitter"

I noticed something was strange...then I realised....I'M JASON ANDERSON!

So I went to Twitter and checked. It seems another Jason Anderson from God knows where decided to add all the Jason Anderson's he could find. There's the guy's profile.

Are you Jason Anderson? If so please stand up. Seriously dude, stand.

Well at first he only followed around 15 Jason Anderson's if I'm not mistaken, but within a day he managed to increase the number to 174. Unfortunately I cant say much about the number of people interested based on his followers. I'm not one myself (yet).

And so all the Jason Anderson's started chatting with each other...

We even said Good Night to each other~

If he is able to increase the number of Followers by 100% a day, as in 10 Jason Anderson's for the 1st day, 20 for the 2nd, 40 on 3rd and so on, by the 30th day, there will be 5,368,709,120 Jason Anderson's in his list! (Correct me if I'm mistaken, haven't done maths in some time.) We can even make a society or clan, spreading our teachings of Jason Andersons' worldwide!

Okay, maybe that won't happen. But still, never occurred to me that someone would actually do this. I'm not sure, maybe there are other Ng's or Ahmad's or John's doing the same, which the rest of us who isn't in their society, know about it.

Anyways, Good luck to that Jason Anderson and I'll most probably follow you after this just for the fun of it (and maybe be accepted in that society of ours as well).

01 September 2009

Of Decisions in Life. Tribute to Leo Velski Julian

To begin this post, would just like to inform that no, I'm not going blog bout my Merdeka celebration, as got nothing much to blog about.

Instead, I read something that I would like to share with all.

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused.
Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange.
You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids.
However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed.
Or would you rather let the train go its way?

Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make................

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child.
You might think the same way, I guess.
Exactly, to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.
But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was.
This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday.
In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are.
The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined.
And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens...
If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track!
Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe.
If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake!
And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.

While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.

'Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right.'

Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.

p/s: will continue blogging bout my life when something interesting happens.