Sunday, August 30, 2009

UTAR Soft skills workshop: NLP

After 2 days for NLP (Neuro, Linguistic and Programming) Workshop… I finally mastered something very useful.

Want to know more eh? Wait la…

First of all, here’s photo of my instructor and I.


Don’t we two look very much alike… and we really match each other la! wakakaka….!!!! He’s Rizal from Take Charge Sdn Bhd

Anyways, this is what I learn in 2 days…

Step 1: Study your subject…

Step 2: Modify yourself…

Step 3: Mirroring and Matching…

Step 4: SELL!!!!

And this is so much more powerful than just using basic steps to influence other people… It’s like trying to sell things in 3 minutes! Well again, practice and more practice…

This workshop comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! MUST ATTEND!!! I really regretted for not joining this workshop in Foundation Studies itself… Really missed out a lot…

And here’s the group photo…


And the friends we met… Fantastic time together… :) All the best to everyone ya!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Who says equipments are more important?

Yea… No one ever said that camera equipments are more important than skills… Just because you have better gears doesn’t mean that you can shoot beautiful and stunning shots!

Hopefully this post, I can proof you wrong….

SKILLS are ALWAYS MORE IMPORTANT than camera itself.

Here are the photos…

Photographer  : Marco Welt // Kamera : Sony Ericsson K610i

Photographer : Barbora // Kamera : Sony Ericsson K510i

Photographer: Jennie Anderson // Kamera : Sony Ericsson D750i

Photographer: // raygun // Kamera : Apple iPhone

Photographer : Marco Welt // Kamera : Sony Ericsson K610i

Photographer : dariohead83 // Kamera : Nokia N73

Photographer : maz hewitt // Kamera : Nokia 6680

Photographer : Shaian // Kamera : Nokia E50

Photographer : MrSco // Kamera : Nokia E61i

Photographer : h.andras_xms // Kamera : Apple iPhone

So… what do all these photos have in common…


                  CAMERA PHONES!!!

People… Don’t feel bad just because you have a simple camera! Don’t feel bad just because your camera is smaller than other people’s.

Instead, feel GREAT because your simple camera can go places where no big cameras can go. Be GLAD that you’re not suffering from all the complex camera settings! Be HAPPY that you do not have to carry such a big camera!

Hopefully, this post can change your mind. And I personally still feel that SKILLS are ALWAYS more IMPORTANT!!!

For the original article, please read “10 Cameraphone Photographs that Rock”.

Friday, August 28, 2009

G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra

And finally… It’s my turn to watch this man-machine action-packed movie… alone.


First of all, it’s very cool… second of all, it’s still very cool… and third of all, the CGI sux… (Edna, you’re right!)

Yea… the machines, the accelerator suits, the chase, the hunt, the people, they’re definitely very cool. But the story line lacks of oomph… It’s like, something is a bit missing… Nevertheless, the characters are well played, and you should be able to see some cool guys and beautiful girls in the movie… haha


Still, back to the movie. The CGI is a bit out… maybe because the movie Transformers basically set the CGI standard so high… haha… good for us. But I think it’s still much better as compared to few years back…


Yea… so, is this movie worth watching? Yes and no. If you’re the kind of person who loves military stuffs, cool techs, seeing things blowing up, handsome guys and beautiful girls, YES. If you’re the kind of person who wants to learn something out of it, philosophical stuffs, moral of the story etc, NO.

Some iPhone wallpapers for everyone… :)

baroness duke rip scarlett snake storm

My rating, for my personal preference, 4.5 out of 5.0

If you guys want to see machines, watch Transformers. If want to see humans with machines, watch G.I. Joe. It comes highly recommended. Cheers!


P/S: I saw someone without a mask today. Feeling worried, he used the newspaper to cover half of his face, with the newspaper depressed on the nose. I wonder he’d fall ill due to newspaper dye toxicity or H1N1 first…

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Donation Drive at Sri Rampai

Although it’s late… it was a happy evening…

Got involved in Tzu Chi’s Donation drive for Taiwan Typhoon Victims.

Tired, but happy… filled with love and joy…

Thank you everyone who donated. And thank you to those who did not. And thank you to those who learn more about people like us. Thank you.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

“US ranks 28th in Internet connection speed: report”

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States ranks 28th in the world in average Internet connection speed and is not making significant progress in building a faster network, according to a report released on Tuesday.


The report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) said the average download speed in South Korea is 20.4 megabits per second (mbps) -- four times faster than the US average of 5.1 mbps.


Japan trails South Korea with an average of 15.8 mbps followed by Sweden at 12.8 mbps and the Netherlands at 11.0 mbps, the report said.


It said tests conducted by found the average US download speed had improved by only nine-tenths of a megabit per second between 2008 and 2009 -- from 4.2 mbps to 5.1 mbps.


"The US has not made significant improvement in the speeds at which residents connect to the Internet," the report said. "Our nation continues to fall far behind other countries."


"People in Japan can upload a high-definition video in 12 minutes, compared to a gruelling 2.5 hours at the US average upload speed," the report said.

It said 18 percent of those who took a US speed test recorded download speeds that were slower than 768 kilobits per second, which does not even qualify as basic broadband, according to the Federal Communications Commission.


Sixty-four percent connected at up to 10 mbps, 19 percent connected at speeds greater than 10 mbps and two percent exceeded 25 mbps.


The United States was ranked 20th in broadband penetration in a survey of 58 countries released earlier this year by Boston-based Strategy Analytics.


South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Denmark and Taiwan were the top five countries listed in terms of access to high-speed Internet.


US President Barack Obama has pledged to put broadband in every home and the FCC has embarked on an ambitious project to bring high-speed Internet access to every corner of the United States.


According to the CWA report, the fastest download speeds in the United States are in the northeastern parts of the country while the slowest are in states such as Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.


Click here for the full article…

I wonder what rank would Malaysia get? Ranked 300? our 1.0 mbps only get about 500 kbps…. Paying so much, yet getting so little… hmm…


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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The Joy of 50mm…

It’s been a while since I last photograph using my 50mm… So since today is Ying Qian’s Birthday, here’s bit of photos for everyone…

Playing around…


Then Greg wanted a bit of photo taking… :)


Joanne… haha…


Anyway… no photos on the Birthday girl… sorry… But most importantly… HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ying Qian…!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Memories… Part 1

These few days, I’m seeing a lot of photos of my foundation year in Facebook… It was of great memory and I would like to preserve it forever… so I’m featuring them in my blog.

Apparently, I left some other photos at home… so I couldn’t have all of them featured at once… nevertheless, here are some photos to share…

This is the photo of Edward and I fooling around the lecture hall. That time, it was after lecture and I forgot what happened and we started cam whoring… If not mistaken, it was Hee Boon who took these photographs… Thanks.


We’re buddies until Edward had to leave for UTAR Kampar… and now I heard that he’s doing fantastically well there… Cheers to you man!


This is another photo with other TE3 friends… That time, it was at PJ UTAR… and Edward was the only one from TE1… Clockwise from left, Li Pei, Shee Wuen, Thng Huei, and Edward.


The next one was a pit stop in SS2 for our class lunch together… We have the lovely couple, soo ping and soon hang…


The most important photo of all… the group photo, with everyone in, except Reshma, Indra and Lay Wee…


Top row from left: Me, Chew Keng, Huey Paey, Hee Boon, Mei Yui, Shen Chie, Mohana, Phyn Syen, Soo Ping, Soon Hang, Francis.

Bottom row from left: Hui Shan, Chai Yen, See Jiet, Voon Chai, Thng Huei, Carol Lai, Li Pei, Shee Wuen, Fern Fern.

Then we had a bit of photo session… with Mei Yui at the back… She’s the only one who didn’t come to Setapak to pursue her studies. Instead, she stayed back and continue her Psychology studies there…


… definitely miss her a lot… She was one of the nicest girl I’ve ever met…

And the following photo is not to be forgotten… Short sticks training in PJ. We had quite a great time and this photo is very important to me…


To my few friends who have forgotten that I used to learn Taekwondo… Please take a good look at this photo and remember it… I stopped because of bad time management problem in Setapak. If I stayed in PJ, I would have continued…


Anyways, this is only one part, featuring the old days of mine in UTAR PJ. Miss it so much…

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brand new day…

After the falling rain… The earth revives… the birds taking flight… trees looked fresh… the white clouds are soft and fluffy… Great photography opportunity… not to be missed…


Look out the balcony… and you shall discover new things…

*Click to enlarge the photo… :)

Friday, August 21, 2009








Thursday, August 20, 2009

Case of H1N1 in UTAR

The thing is… as I said before… some selfish UTAR students happily spread their flu and cough in UTAR… and now, Group 1 of Biomed has to be quarantined due to a friend getting ill… confirmed case of A(H1N1).

So, not much I can do here. People, please be careful and maintain your well being… eat more fruits and pump yourself with lots of vitamin C.

Till then. Take care everyone.


P/S: I’m disappointed with my photography… don’t ask why.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Don’t be selfish…

Things have gone from bad to worse…

More people are getting sick these days…

The case of H1N1 is getting severe…

I just don’t seem to understand why those who have flu or cold or cough or sneezing do not want to wear a mask?!

Instead, those who are healthy are wearing them… what’s going on?!

So everyone, if you’re sick,

it doesn’t matter whether it’s cold, flu, cough or sore throat, for heaven’s sake – WEAR A MASK!!!

You’re protecting yourself from other people’s pathogens and keeping others safe from yours as well!

Please be considerate, don’t infect others, don’t happily spread what you have to other people…

Till then, those who are sick, get well soon. And those who are not, boost your immune system, stay healthy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

4 hours in the library…

Today… for the first time ever… I spent the most time in the library… in my entire UTAR life… so far…

2 hours 15 minutes on Haematology

another 25 minutes on Pearl Harbour…

1 hour 20 minutes on Medical Microbiology…

Well spent? Yes and No…

As you can see, there are so many things you can do in 4 hours, and yet, so little time to complete all of them.

Today, seeing someone being able to answer questions I couldn’t have them answered during lecture, just because my revision haven’t reached that part yet, makes me feel guilty… Why am I so slow? I guess my time management is still not good enough.

Perhaps, I should put a little more attention on how I can utilize time even better… I need the extra time I can get for a bit more revision these days…


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Scientific Commercials…

Nothing is so scientific about the commercials, but… what a creative idea to run commercials like that… well done BioRad…



But still, I must say this… BioRad… your reagents and equipments are very expensive LOL! But, what you pay is what you get! YEA!

Thanks to CheeShin for his videos on Facebook… haha

Friday, August 14, 2009


I don’t know whether some of you like bugs or not… but I shot some photos of an interesting bug.

This is the bug…


This bug has a very, very long tongue… see… like a whip… haha


I saw some butterflies… but couldn’t get any photos of them, cause my current macro lens and my movements kinda scare them off… haha…

I guess, I really need to save up money fast… else, I’m going to miss out a lot of macros…

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back Home…

Yeah… Back Home… again… to see my sister this time… :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

To all music lovers…

My sis recommended this movie to me… named “August Rush”…



This is a FANTASTIC movie… as good as ‘Music and Lyrics’…. And come highly recommended to all… MUST WATCH!

Rating: 9.8/10


Movie Info: Released Nov 21, 2007; Run time, approx 1hr 50minutes.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A little act…

A little act of…

… calling your friends to say “hi”…

… sharing your love with someone you know…

… making someone you care about smile today…

and that made all the difference… so why don’t you try?

This Jing Si Aphorism is my favourite…


You, can make a difference… :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Busy day…

Today was busy. So busy.

Study in the morning, attend a Tzu Ching Meeting and Sharing Session, right after that, attend Photography Society’s Weekly Photo Practise.

The photo practise was supposed to be at Sungei Wang area, but we ended up moving over to Pavilion for the RM 8 million water fountain. WAH SAE!!!

So, here’s a bit of a coverage… Here is the typical shoot… As always…


Then when the lights are on… WOW… fascinating…

Look at this fiery water…


And this girl is, and will always be, so happy seeing the fountain…


This one looked like I’m promoting Marriott instead of Pavilion…


Fascinating colours, I must say…


The mangkuks (bowls)…


I think I still need to work on these photos… still not up to standard… can anyone please give comments?? Thanks.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Coolest Rides in Movies…

I saw this on MSN today… so, gotta share it with everyone…

Admit it, we just love cars! The sound of the engines, the screech of the tires and the pure adrenaline you get when you hit the pedal to the metal. And of course, superspies, superheroes and robots need a form of transportation too, you know, to help them in their bid to save the world. MSN Entertainment takes a look at some of the coolest rides we have seen in movies. They are no Ferraris, but they are cooler!

So… My favourite…


Chevrolet Camaro (AP File Photo)

It was in: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

Why it’s cooler than your ride: We had a tough time choosing between the Autobots, but we decided to go with Bumblebee because he turns into a really hot ride – the Chevrolet Camaro 2010 SS. In the first Transformers movie, Bumblebee took the form of an old and rusted 1974 Camaro, but later, thankfully, he took the form of a much sportier Camaro. When in Bumblebee form, he stands at 16 feet tall and is quite well-armed: with a powerful plasma cannon and a ring-shaped light missile launcher on either shoulder. Bumblebee is also a capable close-combat fighter, evident in Transformers 2. What we absolutely love though is how Bumblebee in Camaro form ensures his owner Sam (Shia LaBeouf) gets a little action from hot girl next door Mikaela (Megan Fox). Now, can your car do that?

Next… also another very very cool suit… rather…


Delta-6 Accelerator Suit (Paramount Pictures/ Image Net)

Paramount Pictures/ Image Net

It was in: G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Why it’s cooler than your ride: It’s a suit that makes you run faster than your car. The Delta-6 Accelerator Suit is a mechanical exo-skeleton that allows the wearer to run at speeds of more than 100 km per hour. That’s faster than a Perodua Kancil. The bulletproof battle-armor suit is equipped with turbo-hydraulics and high-pressurized pneumatics, enabling the wearer to run faster, jump higher and hit harder than normal. The suit also comes with an ultra-lightweight helmet that is equipped with an advanced cybernetics heads up display (HUD). It shows the wearer laser-enhanced LED readouts from scanning and communications systems. If you think that’s cool, the suit also boasts an impressive weapons system of fully self-contained firepower. With the Accelerator Suit, running to work has never been this much fun. The armour and HUD might be overkill but who needs to workout when you've got an exoskeleton on steroids.

Another very awesome one…

The Tumbler (AP File Photo)


It was in: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

Why it’s cooler than your ride: Unlike any other Batmobile, the Tumbler is a tank-like vehicle that has been described as a “cross between a Lamborghini and a Hummer.” The Tumbler looks meaner and it is said to resemble a crouching bat.  This meanie has a Vauxhall/GM capable of 500 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds. The Tumbler has a pair of auto-cannons mounted in the nose of the car between the front wheels. In "Attack" mode, the driver's seat moves to the center of the car, and Batman is repositioned to lay face-down with his head in the center section between the front wheels for better stability. In this “Stealth” mode, the Tumbler automatically switches off its lights and reduces the engine sound enormously, resulting in making the car very hard to find in dark places. In The Dark Knight, Batman ejects from the Tumbler in the Batpod, a super cool motorcycle formed by the front wheels and struts of the Tumbler. Two for the price of one – we like!

So… for the other 7 cars that made to the top 10 list… click here to view them… :) Very very cool indeed!