Thursday, December 16, 2010

What I was up to these past few days

Friday, 10th December 2010

The day exams ended. Went to Yuen steamboat to eat. This marked to start of the eating spree.

Saturday, 11th December 2010

Went to the KL Motor Show and saw beautiful cars and girls.
Took the 6.30pm bus back to Malacca.
Joined my primary schoolmates and form teacher, Ms. Lee in karaoke. Missed the steamboat dinner where most of primary schoolmates attended. Aww Shucks!

Sunday, 12th December

My friends from Subang came down for a trip to Malacca. 10 of them came in total. 1st thing to do was to bring them for Chicken Rice Balls! Then for dinner we had Pak Putra's naan. After that we left for Jonker Street for the weekend flea market. Spent at least 2 and a half hours shopping and posing there.

Monday, 13th December

Woke up at 11am. All of us did, so we had a baba nyonya brunch at The Peranakan House. Then we proceded to the Stadhuys for some more posing and exploring. I then took them to Dataran Pahlawan, where we split. Some went for a movie, whilst some shopped. For dinner, it was the famous Capitol Satay Celup. They all loved it! My table personally finished 116 sticks! After that some of us cycled to the nearby "beach" where various incidents happened. Sadly i cannot disclose what happen since i'm sworn to secrecy to a puppy. XD had supper at Restoran Asam Pedas TKL, where my friends realized exactly how cheap Malaccan food is...

Tuesday, 14th December

My friends left back for Subang on the 3pm bus. But not before they ate at the Wan Tan Mee store near my house. Not exactly the best WTM in town, but good all the same. The rest of the day passed like normal. Eating, sleeping, playing Transformers : War for Cybertron...

Wednesday, 15th December

Woke up at 12noon. AWESOME! Drank a cup of milo and got on my bike and rushed to DP where we me and Vincent was supposed to meet up with the SFI gang. Had lunch at US Pizza and the proceeded to watch The Social Network. Seriously, after that movie, logging on to Facebook never seemed the same again. After that, Goh wanted to try out the newly opened ChicKing, so we had our pre-dinner there. Err, nothing can be said about the quality of the food. It was decided that we go for satay celup for dinner. Since I alrd had satay celup, Vincent and I cycled under the rain back home where we had dinner. Then we drove to McQueks Satay Celup and join them again! After that it was jetty and pool!!!

The past few days have been intense!!! and this is just the warm up, its just gonna get better and better! WOOHOO!! IT"S GREAT TO BE HOME!!!

Tomorrow, its dim sum for breakfast! (If we wake up early), then Tron, then whatever else!! Oh yeah!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let's Dance

A thousand mile journey begins with a single step. If you want something, fight for it. Just sitting down and lazying about is not going to get you anywhere. Have the confidence to take that first step, and you'll find that life is more worth the living after that.


The 1st step has been taken, the dice thrown, the stage set. 


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

C) Of Gluttony and Chicken Wings

3 weeks overdue.

It was on the 30th of October at around 2pm that I received a sms from Kin Mun asking whether I would like to join some of them for dinner at Yuen Steamboat. I agreed. So at about 6 something i left to sunway pyramid where i was picked up by Donovan and headed to Yuen's. Yuen Steamboat is one of the more popular steamboat restaurants in Subang. With 3 floors and a wide array of food to choose from, its any food lovers dream. Not to forget the much sort after chicken wings, but more about that later.

It turned out that Jason had brought the whole matriculation gang together with their friends from Penang to Sunway for a holiday break, so we occupied 2 tables. We in our Franciscan spirit occupied one table while the other occupied the other. And thus the feast began.

As the minutes turned to hours, the number of plates increased steadily. Everyone let out their inner glutton on that day as we devourer plate after plate of seafood and meat. However the only drawback to steamboats is that we have to wait for the food to cook, which brings me to the topic of the chicken wings.

The chicken wings was the only ready-to-eat food available. So naturally it was in high demand. If you don't move fast, you don't eat. We then realised that if we wanted to get the wings we had to fight, to participate in the great Battle for the Chicken Wings. It was war.

5 things to do to win in the Battle for Chicken Wings
1) Keep track of the status of the tray containing the wings at all times.
2) When the lady takes the tray into the kitchen, you know that the time has come. Get ready.
3) Send a contender from your table, armed with plates and a tong.
4) Patiently wait for the tray(now filled with chicken wings) to arrive.
5) Use your tong to ward away enemy tongs while you use your plate to scoop up the chicken wings.

And you have just successfully participated in the Battle for Chicken Wings and emerged victorious!

Our contender Kin Mun fighting a winning battle

We stayed on eating until 11pm until we finally left with a full tummy, content.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

B) A Night of Horrors and Wonders

Life can take us by surprise in many different ways. Sometimes it's pleasant, sometimes it shocking and sometimes it's just downright nasty. However, there are times when the unexpected happens, when all three types of surprises happen together in rapid succession. Now this phenomenon is very rare and can only happen if all the pieces align themselves on a particular day. And that day was 27 October 2010.

Now before we can talk about that day, we have to understand and know the pieces that were involved in the alignment. Let's rewind to about a month and a half before 27 October 2010.

It was a hot, sweaty afternoon. A group of men and women were waiting in a classroom on the 8th floor of the Inti Tower. Each one of them, men or women alike dressed to kill. The sound of satin ties against cotton shirts and the tap of heels against the floor signified one thing : These people were here for a purpose, a mission. A mission to prove themselves worthy to be called "The Committee". Even though the air-con was on full blast on that day, the tension in the atmosphere made it seem that we were all standing under the hot sun outside. Each one of them resorting to their own ways to calm the storm of anxiety quelling in them. Finally it was time. One by one they entered the Chamber of Trials to be tested. What happened after that shall remain a mystery. We have no idea what happened in that Chamber, all we know is that 1 week after it was over, 20 of us were summoned. Summoned to become "The Committee".

Ever since then The Committee have worked on several projects. Projects that demanded our full attention and energy. And one of those projects was "Halloween Night".

Planning for Halloween Night came under the administration of the Drama and Musical Division of The Committee. With Eugene Tan and Tracy Wong as the leaders of the division, a task force was formed. A task force dedicated to make sure that the event was carried out with perfection. A group of people tasked with making the pieces and finally aligning them.

As the day for the event approached, each piece was slowly beginning to take form. Like all projects, some pieces began to fall apart, some pieces taking to long to complete. However, we pushed on, overcoming every obstacle, all to ensure the prefect alignment of each piece on that day. 

Finally the day came. 27 October 2010. The Night of Horrors and Wonders. Halloween Night 2010. The time had come to finally align the pieces and see the whole picture. And the end result...


All the pieces fitted perfectly! The emcees, the performances, the DJs, THE DRAMA, the background music, the costumes, The Joker, the blood, the sword, the fake hand, the pumpkins, the worms and crickets... PERFECT FIT!

Everyone had a pleasant surprise watching the well synchronized and directed drama, got shocked by the amazing acting skills and make up our actors had, and finally nastily surprised by all the disgusting costumes that the students came in. (especially that gay mask that Avinash wore... and not to mention a sword XD) Jason even came as The Joker! And he looked just like the original Joker! How cool is that?

That Night was really a night to remember.  Kudos to all the committee members who worked so hard to make all the pieces fit! You all rock!

Some pictures of the night

Pumpkin carving with the Hand

You dare steel my prey?

 Survival of the fittest, only the strong shall prevail

After all are killed, we are one big scary family

 Dance Performances

 The Drama : The Curse of Bloody Mary

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A) The Conquest

This blog has been dead for sometime now since i was kinda busy with assignments, homework and all that crap. (Actually I was just lazy, but saying assignments and homework makes me sound more hardworking.)

So now I will post 3 short posts throughout the duration of this week.

A) The Conquest of The Grandfather and The Tabor.
B) A Night Of Horrors and Wonders
C) Of Gluttony and Chicken Wings

Starting with



Click the video and let it load as you read the short description of the hike.

Let's turn back the clock two months ago, on the merry day of August the 24th.

4 men set out at 7am in the morning. Their goal, to conquer the Grandfather of Mountains, Gunung Dato. Standing at 870m, it was Men versus Mountain. The journey to the peak was arduous, with slopes and pitfalls scattered along our path. However, we surged on, overcoming ever obstacle and finally reaching our goal, the peak of the mountain. What a sight to behold as we gazed towards the horizon, breathing in the magnificent scenery that was before us. Lush forests as far as the eye can see, green hilly ranges spanning from the north to the south, and the endless blue sky that stretched before us. We could not help but to feel insignificant to the glory of God's creation, tiny ants when compared to the evergreen giant before us. All the money, statuses and material things of the world were nothing as we stood upon that pinnacle, away from civilization, realizing that no amount of wealth could have bought us that few moments of ethereal bliss.

However, as much as we wanted to stay upon that peak and suck up the picturesque scene before us, our need to fill our stomachs overruled. So we embarked upon the long journey down the mountain and back to civilization. 1st thing we did when we reached the bottom, drove to the nearest 7-11 and slurped down a Slurpee. And it tasted like heaven.


Fast forward to 3 weeks ago, October 16th.

This time 3 men and 2 women set out at 7am in the morning. Their goal, to climb the 4 peaks of the quartz rich mountain range of Gunung Tabor. Now Tabor wasn't like Dato. While Dato was relatively simple with no hard slopes, Tabor was an amusement park of steep slopes. From the begining to the end, it was slopes and rocks that needed to be climbed. Situated just adjacent to the Klang gates, the scenery was truly wonderful. Being a mountain range, the path required up to climb up and down in order to reach the final peak. There were 4 peaks in total, with the final one being a deathtrap. The danger was real. One slip, one misstep, and it's sayonara my friend. The path was in such a way that we were walking right at the middle, where either sides were a long drop down, but we persevered. All of us managed to make it to the 3rd peak but only 3 decided to take the challenge and continue on to the final and highest peak.

Now the last peak, as mentioned earlier, was a deathtrap. Why? Simply because we had to climb a 85 degree incline to get there. With only an unreliable aged rope as a support. The journey up was one of the scariest things i have ever done. It was you versus nature. Pure concentration was needed as I slowly made my way up, looking for footholds and handholds. Finally after much huffing, the peak was reached. The Tabor was conquered. Since it was getting hot we just rested for a while, took some pictures and then started the real scary part, the decent. Now just take whatever fear you had for the accent and double it for the decent. It was that scary. By the grace of God, we made it to the bottom of the peak without harm and then continued with out decent down to the starting point. Suddenly after that crazy slope, going down the mountain was very easy. It seems that after we overcame our fears and traveled down that 85 degree incline, we were suddenly fearless men and women of the mountain. (RAWR!!) All in all, we reached the bottom safely.

It was Legen-


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ramadan Bazaar

A few days ago, I went with some of my friends to the Ramadan Bazaar near my college. It was a spur of the moment kind of thing, where we were all hanging around after our Malaysian Studies class dismissed at 5.45pm when one of my friends asked be whether we wanted to follow her to the Ramadam Bazaar. Since we had no other plans for the day and were all staying alone, we agreed. So 4 of us, Avinash, Nurul, Christy and myself hailed a cab and went to the Bazaar.

I in my vision that the Subang Bazaar should be bigger than the Melaka one was imagining a 1km stretch of stalls. 
Upon arrival, disappointment. It was only half of the Melaka ones. But still, it was stalls of food, and that about all i care about. Murtabak. 

Jacket Potatoes Malay Style

Are those 6 packs??!! 

Walked up and down looking at all the food on sale and ended up queuing for MURTABAK. Apparently it was quite famous, i had to wait 20 minutes in line. 

It was kinda boring waiting in line

Altogether, i bought Roti John, Murtabak and a bottle of mata kucing juice.

Now going back from the bazaar was the part we didn't account for. Casue, as we soon realised, there were no taxis at that area. So the only choice, walk to the main road, which was actually kinda near. In fact very near. But there were girls with us, so very near turned out to be exhaustingly far. At the main road we hailed a cab and the 3 of them who all stayed at Subang Avenue got on and i proceeded to walk back to my room which was only 10 minutes away.

Conclusion, I spent 8 bucks to go to a Bazaar which was about 15 minutes away from my room by walk and bought some awesome Murtabak there. Well spent i would say, cause in the end it was all about 1 Malaysia.  

(And interaction with candidate 2. XD )

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Faces of ICSJ

1. Joshua Fernandez

The gentleman on the far left. A Klang-ite and Bryant Lee's ex-classmate from La Salle Klang A crazy dude. Joshua is the kind of guy that you just can't help liking. The life of our little group and has a joke for every situation. He also does very good impersonations of our teachers which always leaves us laughing hard. However, through a sad turn of timetables we were allocated different classes. I'm in JUS1 where else he, in JUS2.

2. Tur Chin Hua

Also a Klang-ite and Bryant Lee's ex-classmate from La Salle Klang. On 1st impression he looks like a typical Chinese guy eating noodles. When you look closer, you find out that, he is still a typical Chinese guy eating noodles. Excellent at maths and memorizing, and is also rumored to be a pro at Chemistry.

3. Avinash Jey

A guy from Pahang. Met him during orientation and kinda kicked off from there. Stays at Subang Avenue and is currently in the same class as I am.

4. Andrea Lau

A girl from Kuching, Sarawak. She is in A-Levels Arts doing Law. Met her during orientation. According to her a lot of people from Sarawak come to the Subang area to further their studies. Apparently, the colleges and universities in Sarawak are lousy..... A sweet girl who hangs out with us during lunch, cause according to her, quote unquote "All the fun people are in Science". I have no reason not to disagree. XD

5. Arhwin

Arhvin joined the May intake so he has finished his Malaysian Studies and Moral. An avid reader and a fellow Lassalian from La Salle PJ. But the thing that makes Arvin unique is....

6. Ashwin

.....that he has a clone named Ashwin. I don't know what it is, but there something about parents and twins and name that sound so similar that can't be avoided. Don't they ever think that it will be harder for other people to decipher who's who? Also an avid reader and like his brother, a very outspoken person. Well, that is a trait of Lassalian students..... The only way to tell them apart is their hairstyle, and then they had to go cut it. Great.

7. Kar Yan

The woman on the right. A native Subang person and maths queen. Was trained in the ancient art of mathematical dominance since the age of 3. Not much is know about her yet, but time shall tell.

8. Calvin Ng

As hard to believe as it may seem, this macho, terminator looking guy is the class joker. He is the guy who makes JUS1, JUS1. Seriously the class would be boring without him. Together with Dennis, he can make any boring class fun. Also has an ongoing feud with Eugene. 

More faces of ICSJ on the next post!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

At the varsity

Being true to my incomplete name and nature, the post on June Camp shall forever remain incomplete. Contrary to what people may thing, being incomplete is not something that is easy to become. It actually requires SKILL. XD

All that aside, it has already been a week since I furled in my sails and dropped anchor at Subang Jaya, Selangor. 7 days since I left the comfort of my Malacca home and the good food that resides there. 168 hours since I started my journey through college and 10080 minutes of living alone in my own room. And i have to say that until now I have no complaints about my new way of living.

Now 10 facts about me and my new college :

1. My college is situated right bang in the middle of a food hub. You'll never go hungry again.
2. My lecturers are all Indian.
3. My physics lecturer brought a projectile launcher that shoots apples and potatoes to my class on the second day. It uses a valve and a canister of compressed air to work. Gonna try it out next week, YEAH!
4. I found out that nothing can move faster than light, even if your traveling at the speed of light, you still cannot go faster than light.
5. My maths lecturer recommends a book to us every class without fail.
6. My chemistry lecturer sounds like he's from India.
7. I was psyco-ed to buy original textbooks.
8. I currently hate Paul the octopus. But I'm going to be a hypocrite and wait till the finals to decide whether Paul is suited for the fire pot or for the aquarium.
9. It only takes 20 minutes for me to walk from my house to Sunway College. (And I didn't even sweat)
10. I still have no internet at home. (Infiltrated Sunway College and am blogging from the library there)

Next Post : My new Dudes and Dudettes!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June Camp 2010 Part One

1st things 1st, I know I said that I would be blogging about Final Fantasy 7 in my next post, but due to circumstances when I suddenly found myself in Singapore the day after I finished the game and June Camp I cannot fulfill that promise. However something even better than ALL THE COMPUTER GAMES in the world has presented itself to me, and I couldn't help myself blogging about it. That right folks, its the Annual Lim Ah Pin COC June Camp!

For your information, I intentionally pang sei-ed (fang fei ji-ed) the Inter-congregational Camp held by Klang because as David Chua said, Luke 10:42. XD

So I left for Singapore last Saturday by bus and stayed at Ernest's home for two nights before the camp. Little did I expect that Ernest had a FULL HD 1080 TV at his house with a FULL 5.1 Surround Sound System plus a BlueRay Disc Player!!! Whoa! Shock! Enjoyed Die Hard 3 at his house, was totally and LITERALLY blown away by the explosions and crisp audio. 

On Sunday we all met at the petrol kiosk near the Church Building and started our journey towards Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Johor. Upon arrival, I finally realized why I paid $190 for the camp. The place was beautiful, magnificent, AWESOME! Something like A'Famosa resort except more well maintained. We had our 1st session immediately after arrival, which was a briefing on the camp's theme - Building a Stronger and Closer Family, by Uncle Tian Seng, Elder of LAP. Then a briefing on the rules of the camp by the Camp IC, The Awesome Isaac Chua. YEAH MAN! By that time, everybody was already getting hungry, esp Jon Yang, who kept complaining that he can't think when he was hungry.... so we proceeded to the Makan Area, where we were greeted by a awesome array of food! Chicken, Beef, Fish, Soup, Dessert, everything was delicious! Especially the beef. Yum Yum! And it was 4 days of delicious food everyday! $190 was seriously worth it.

After lunch we had our ice-breaker games, which were Human Bingo and Deserted Island. Both were very fun games, especially the last game, where we proved that being nice to others never ends up in disappointment. =D 

After the games we proceeded to our villas. I found that I would be sharing a villa with Jon Yang, Amos, Alvin Chan, Kenneth, Darren Li, Benjamin and his wife and Uncle something. The villas were as predicted, SUPER BIG AND AWESOME! Oh yeah!

After everything, we headed for dinner and the 2nd session. Based on the theme, we were targeting the negative attitudes in the church, mainly Envy, Gossip, Partiality, Personalities, Complaints, Jealousy, Bitterness and Comparing. Each session was very enlightening and informative. After listening to the lessons and through the discussions I realized that the negative attitudes pose a serious threat to the Family of God, and can potentially cause divisions. The theme of the camp was certainly well thought of and related to the present problems people are facing in this new generation. Kudos to the organisers at managing to pinpoint the main problem faced by Churches in this generation.

The next day, everything went according to schedule except that the games were canceled due to rain. A huge disappointment there. So my group took that opportunity to prepare of our skit. Note: we were separated to 4 groups, Alpha, Beta, Charlie and Delta. I was in Delta, together with Justin Kwan, Alvin and Jeshua Lin, Reuben's parents, Amerlyn, Melissa and a couple of adults who i can't remember their names. We decided to make a skit based on the session topics.

Well, it's already 12.15am and Hai is getting impatient that I'm on his comp for this long. So till later.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The world in 1080

1080. Nowadays it has to by 1080 or 720. Anything less than that will be deemed as low quality. Even 720 is being outsourced right now. Recently, just 1080 is not enough, it had to be 1080 3D.

Note : For anybody who has no idea what these numbers mean, they're screen resolution for HD displays. (I wanted to say go read the 2010 newspapers oh ye who lives in a cave, but that would be a tad harsh...)

Technology has advanced in such a fast rate that almost everyday we hear of new advancements. Especially in the 3D and HD department. Gone are the times where people had to use red/blue glasses to view pictures or movies in 3 Dimensions and not to mention the splitting headache that came after that... I still remember that when I was still about 5 years old that cereal boxes used to come with a pair of red/blue glasses and a 3D-fied image behind the boxes. Oh I used to enjoy watching the pictures come out of the box, even though the projection was barely 5mm.

And then came the polarization glasses, which are commonly used in todays Digital 3D cinemas. This works when two images of different wavelengths are transmitted to the viewers. The glasses has two different Polaroids on the left and right lens, causing each eye to see a specific image, thus tricking the eyes to believe that the image is in 3D, minus the splitting headache. Use of this concept requires special projectors and is widely used in todays cinemas.

There is also the more advanced version of 3D glasses, the LCD shutter glasses. These glasses are used for home 3D systems. Where the glasses and the display must be in sync in order to view a 3D image. In this case the glasses does most of the work by shutting the left and right eyes respectively while the 3D HD TV flashes different images at around 240 to 680fps, causing each eye to see a different image.  

Pretty soon even the game consoles will be taking up 3D and we will be able to enjoy games in HD 3D.  Even now game graphics have already done what was thought impossible just 20 years back. With games such as Assassins Creed 2 , Bioshock 2, Modern Warfare 2, Devil May Cry 4 where the graphics are so advanced that a graphics card bought last year would not be able to run it at maximum fps.

As good as graphics get, sometimes it seems good to give them a rest and go back to classics such as....

more on the next post!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Just something I wrote. And By the way, its internationally exhibited.


Mirrors. They’re everywhere. In the toilet, the bedroom, the car, in shopping malls, in schools, everywhere. Mirrors have become such a big part of our lives that we can’t get away from them. Whether it is to comb our hair, brush out teeth, check our appearance or even practicing speeches, it’s always a mirror that’s before us. Our lives have become such that we can’t leave home without a quick glance at the mirror. What was once a luxury in ancient times has now become a bare necessity for each one of us.

As Christians we too have a mirror that can reflect our spiritual being. The Spiritual Mirror, The Bible.

In many ways, mirrors serve as a confidence booster, to re-affirm one’s overall appearance. A quick look in the mirror, followed by a few adjustments to one’s clothing allows a person to feel more confident about himself. In the same way, the Spiritual Mirror should also serve as a confidence booster for us. As Jesus said in John 16:33,“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

This verse alone should give us the confidence we need to face the world, to go out there and preach the word. For our Lord said that He has overcome the world! That means that there is nothing in this world that is not under his subjection! Or as it is said in Deuteronomy 3 :18, “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”

By looking into our Spiritual Mirror, we should be able to throw away all our fears and to go out there and fulfill the Great Commission. For the Lord is our Savior and our guide in this world, with Him by our side we can anything, for as Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Have you ever seen convex mirrors by the side of sharp corners on roads? These mirrors help drivers to see oncoming cars and thus prevent accidents. In the same way, our spiritual mirror should help prevent us from sinning.  For “Here hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1 Cor 10:13)

As Christians, we too are a mirror, the mirrors of Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the light, no one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)  We should be mirrors that reflect the light of Jesus to the world. By our actions and conduct, our friends and family should be able to see the light of Jesus shining through us. For Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 that we are the light of the world.

However the thing is most of us are not reflecting the Word well. It’s like our mirrors have become dull and tarnished, unable to fully reflect Jesus’ light to the world. Our fear of being belittled have coated layers of dust upon our mirrors. As Christians, we should not be afraid, we should clean off those layers of dust and polish our mirrors, lest we become as James says,

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. (James 1 : 23,24)

Therefore, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tales of a sick boy.

 A not so long, long time ago, there was a boy. A boy who fell sick on the day of his JPA interview. 

It was on the morning of the JPA interview. The boy woke up feeling that something was not right. He was feeling kind of hot but yet he had no fever. Brushing it aside he decided to being preparing himself to face the JPA interview which was at 2pm.So he proceeded to get his clothes out, when he started feeling queasy. A certain feeling sent impulses from his lower abdomen to his brain, screaming for the toilet.  He rushed to the toilet  to relieve himself, and thankfully felt better.

Soon, it was time to leave for the interview. The boy decided that tie's were hot and uncomfortable and didn't wear one for the interview. At the interview lounge, he met some of his friends, a dog and a gay. Looking around  he noticed that many of the interviewees were wearing ties. "What a bunch of fakers", he thought to himself, "Some of them look like they've never worn a tie before." Sure enough, some of their ties were all crooked and not even pulled up. Well that didn't bother him, since the thing going through his mind was, "Why should I look good for a bunch of racist idiots? Might as well wear what I feel comfortable in." 

Taking a glance at the bulletin board, he discovered that he was under the same panel as the dog. Panel 1. Thus started a long wait for his turn. The hours ticked by, and the number of interviewees gradually reduced, all of them slowly being called in groups of 4 or 5 to meet their panel of racist interviewers. Finally it was just 4 of them left waiting in the lounge and we were called up to the second floor where they waited some more.  

The 4 of them were, dog, a guy from Catholic High and a girl from Muar. Coincidently, it was discovered that they all had a common birthday month, June and were all Chinese. Among them the dog applied for Engineering(Germany), the guy law and the girl Accounting. As for the boy, he had opted for Engineering. It was about 4.30pm when finally the door opened and they were asked to step through that cloudy glass door to meet those racist interviewers. There was 2 M's and 1 Indian behind that door, sitting behind their table, looking all high and mighty. So it started.

The beginning introductions were required to be done in Malay. The boy, already detesting the Malay language, crapped something about himself in broken BM. Then was the 1st question, which was, "Apakah pandangan anda jika murid university melibatkan diri dalam politik?" His answer was, "Tak wajar" Politik di Malaysia tak matang. Masih ada pelbagai konflik antara parti. He wanted to add cause M's are stupid, but he refrained himself. Next was the question in English. The question was, "There is a notion of baring the number of SPM subjects to 8, what are views on that?" Well his view was why 8? Let's make it 10. Let's abolish Moral (cause it's a stupid subject), and offer religious studies instead. This allows the freedom of choosing another extra subject, and bla bla bla bla....... After another round of career related questions, they were dismissed. Well bye bye to you, racist interviewers. 

When he reached home, he began to feel very tired and went to bed. 1 hour later, he woke up with fever. High fever. Thus started his one week sickness of dengue. Oooh it felt good. He felt so hot it was cold, so cold that it was hot. Hungry with no appetite and sleepy all the time. It lasted until Saturday, when it started to subside a little. However with a Panadol, he was able to make it for the Franciscan Night Dinner. After the dinner he went back and slept some more until he finally fully recovered on Tuesday. Thus ended the one week sickness for the boy. The End

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Last Saturday, I went back to by grandparents place. Not for Cheng Beng mind you, since my whole family are believers of Christ. But cause i was a long time since i've been back, since CNY actually, and my dad needed to drip my grandma. On the way we stopped by at Inti Nilai to check out the the place and the school fees for Pre-U studies. A very large and beautiful campus it was, with the front veranda looking like an entrance to a hotel, together with automatic glass sliding doors. Inquiring bout'the A-Level fees we found out that since i scored 10A's, the tuition fees for 3 subs will be free. Nice! But sadly, the campus was situated right smack in the middle of nowhere, with no close Church of Christ, so its definantly a cross next to that name. However, there's still Inti Subang, so to early to decide yet.

Oh well, left Inti and headed to my grandparents home. When we reached, I found out that my relatives were cleaning out grandpa's room. Since he left to be with God last year. Well, and I found treasures!

No not a bag full of ancient coins worth millions or a sack full of banana money or a chest full of gold.

But the treasures were barely worth more than RM20 in total. And if I hadn't come along, they would probably be sold to 'chui gu po chua". For these were not treasures of monetary value, but treasures of academic value. 4 of my dad's old science books back from the days he was studing in India, 2 physics and 2 chemistry.

As i was reading through the black "test books of physics", 1st chapter Optics, which is taught to us a light, I came across, 2 formulas which i have never seen before in our form 4 or 5 books. However, as I analyzed them deeper, I realized that, at some point in my upper sec school life, Puan Goh Chee Peng had already hinted upon these formulas. mainly during that time when we were solving physics competition questions. Amazing!

The thing is books like these are hard to find these days. Ancient they may be but content wise, they're still rich.

Treasures indeed!

Oh and when I was at my grandparents house, I also participated in the "Once in a lifetime Squirrel Hunt".

Saturday, March 13, 2010


It felt like it was just yesterday that we stepped out of that hall on the top floor with shouts of gladness and relief, free of those chains that held us for the past 11 years. Now, 3 months later, we were all back again, gathered together in that place that during that final month of school was the hub for food, revision and complains, the ultimate rally point : Dataran Pahlawan's 2nd McD outlet.

That time 3 months ago, no student would be in McD without a book in hand. This time, everybody came empty handed, with only anticipation on their minds. Well there was an exception in the case of the Poh, but then again Poh doesn't fit the typical stereotype of "normal". That day, McD was packed with SFI students. Everywhere you turn, you see Franciscans. We were dominating the place.

Everybody is waiting

At about 10.10am, we left the place and headed to our school. The results were supposed to be out by 10.30, so thus started the long wait. At about 10.20, Puan Chong Chew Yong came to school with the results in hand. She stepped out of her car, gave us all a big smile, pointed her thumb skywards, and proceeded to the office. Thus started the suspense. The results were only a few metres away from us, yet we couldn't see it. We waited for about 20 minutes in the veranda in suspense, as each minute passed we were all getting more and more anxious, with a nervous tension in the air.      

Everybody is still waiting

Soon after that, a teacher came and told us that our school had 25 straight A students, with 3 out of that achieving straight A+, the highest rank. The 3 were Lee Kin Mun, Donovan Tay, and Chong Wen Hao who had already left for the Chief Ministers Office to receive their results from him. At that moment, everyone was wondering whether they were included in that 25. And the suspense grew.

At about 11, we finally stepped into the hall to receive our results. The wait was over. Everything happened in a blur of emotions, people were shouting for joy, some just walked away disappointed, while others were unsatisfied. To my joy and delight I had achieved straight A's! So i too joined in the joyful throng, together with my other friends who had also obtained straight A's.

No photographs of the celebration as i was also part of it. XD

After all the photographs had been taken, and the excitement died down few of us decided to go for a movie, Alice in Wonderland in 3D. Not half bad. i would say, though without the 3D effects it would be not worth watching.

So after that we met up with 2 of our straight A+ scorers, Kin Mun and Wen Hao. After exchanging a few words with them I left as i was not felling too well.

Well, thus the 1st chapter of my life has ended. After 11 years bound under the education ministry, I am finally free to choose my own academic path. However the path is still murky and filled with fog, for,

We are living our lives
Abound with so much information
Come on, let go of the remote
Don't you know you're letting all the junk flood in?
I try to stop the flow, double-clicking on the go
But it's no use; hey, I'm being consumed
Loading... Loading... Loading...
Quickly reaching maximum capacity
Warning... Warning... Warning!
Gonna short-circuit my identity

Get up on your feet, tear down the walls
Catch a glimpse of the hollow world
Snooping 'round town will get you nowhere
You're locked up in your mind...
We're all trapped in a maze of relationships
Life goes on with or without you
I swim in the sea of the unconscious
I search for your heart, pursuing my true self

So what happens after this? Only God knows. All i can do for now is apply for scholarships and see how things go from there. JPA, NSL, Shell, Petronas, Star..... the possibilities are endless. Well, whatever happens happens.  

God knows.