Sunday, November 30, 2008

1 December 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Since 1988, efforts made to respond to the epidemic have produced positive results, however, the latest UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic indicates that the epidemic is not yet over in any part of the world.

Friday, November 28, 2008

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
-Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story-
Tibe2 mcm stressed out..xtau knape...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A tale from Paulo Coelho

A shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for forty days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.

Rather than finding a saintly man, though, on entering the main room of the castle, he saw a hive of activity: tradesman came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft music, and there was a table covered with platters of the most delicious food in that part of the world. The wise man conversed with everyone, and the boy had to wait for two hours before it was his turn to be given the man's attention.

The wise man listened attentively to the boy's explanation of why he had come, but told him that he didnt have time just then to explain the secret of happiness. He suggested that the boy look around the palace and return in two hours.

"Meanwhile, I want to ask u to do something", said the wise man, handing the boy a teaspoon that held 2 drops of oil. "As u wander around, carry this spoon with you without allowing theoil to spill".

The boy began climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace, keeping his eye fixed on the spoon. After 2 hours, he returned to the room where the wise man was.

"Well", asked the wise man, "did u see the Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall? Did u see the garden that it took the master gardener 10 yrs to create? Did u notice the beautiful parchments in my library?".

The boy was embarassed, and confessed that he had observed nothing. His only concern had been not to spill the oil that the wise man had entrusted to him.

"Then go back and observe the marvels of my world", said the wise man. " U cannot trust a man if u dont know his house".

Relieved, the boy picked up the spoon and returned to his exploration of the palace, this time observing all of the works of art on the ceilings and the walls. He saw the gardens, the mountains all around him, the beauty of the flowers, and the taste with which everything had been selected. Upon returning to the wise man, he related in detail everything he had seen.

"But where are the drops of oil I entrusted to u?", asked the wise man.

Looking down at the spoon he held, the boy saw that the oil was gone.

"Well there is one piece of advice I can give u", said the wisest of wise men. The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon".......

Pulau Payar

2 days after exam, on the 20th of nov2008, my sister and I had a great time at Pulau Payar.
Juz an hour and a half from Port Swetenham n yep..the trip was really nice.
Paid for rm185 per person, including fantastic bufet lunch, return boat ticket, swim, snork n diving equipment...sgt berbaloi maaa..
Pulau Payar is regarded as a marine park, so u can expect la so many corals around the island, school of fish yg pelbagai warne n xmengenal warna kulit...seriously..ade satu incidence ni byk sgt ikan serentak tgh mkn sampai bunyi diorg nye feeding, sound like sand sucking, xdpt imagine xpayah imagine..but diorg bkn in group of same type of fish, but rather bercampur ikan n pelbagai warne..all with same eat..yep.
Then ade shark feeding kat tepi pantai..sgt cool..n kalau lucky, mase snorkeling tu bole terserempak dgn diorg..n juz pray for God it wont harm or bite you..haha..
Well to go there, you need to contact an agent, any agent pulau n they will redirect you to the one n only company..Langkawi Coral..this is the only company(rasenyela) yg ade contract utk bwk tourist masok tu Pulau Payar..becoz P.Payar sgt terjagalah pulaunye sampai xde org bole stay after 10pm but if you want to camp, need to get permission from Jabatan Perikanan Penang..
Ikan mmg sgt byk kat even kalu nk shower after snorkeling pon xdibenarkan gune shampoo or any type of sabun..the rasional is to keep the island free from any hazardous chemical potentially merosakkan coral kat situ..gud!

We took a boat at 8.30am, arrived at 10.++am, then got transfer to somewhat like a plantar, they called it 'catamaran' where all the activities, changing room, foods, facilities bole dpt kat situ. Then free for any activites, if u want to dive or snorkeling. At 12.15pm, lunch. The lunch was superb. Lots of food n sedap2 belake2. Then up to u after that whether nk gi feed shark or sambung balik swim, or juz lepak kat beaches, or ape2 jela..until 4.30pm. Then balik..hell best. Recommended to those swim mania or dive/snork mania.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Warwick Avenue

When I get to Warwick Avenue
Meet me by the entrance of the tube
We can talk things over a little time
Promise me you won't step outta line

When I get to Warwick Avenue
Please drop the past and be true
Don't think we're okay, just because I'm here
You hurt me bad, but I won't shed a tear

I'm leaving you for the last time baby
You think you're loving but you don't love me
I've been confused outta my mind lately
You think you're loving but you don't love me
I want to be free, baby you've hurt me

When I get to Warwick Avenue
We'll spend an hour, but no more than two
Our only chance to speak once more
I showed you the answers, now here's the door

When I get to Warwick Avenue
I'll tell you baby that we're through

I'm leaving you for the last time baby
You think you're loving but you don't love me
I've been confused outta my mind lately
You think you're loving but you don't love me
I want to be free, baby you've hurt me

All the days spent together, I wished for better
But I didn't want the train to come
Now it's departed
I'm broken hearted, seems like we never started
All the days spent together, when I wished for better
And I didn't want the train to come

You think you're loving but you don't love me
I want to be free, baby you've hurt me
You don't love me, I want to be free
Baby you've hurt me

Friday, November 14, 2008

'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.'
-Mark Twain-

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tp skrg ni mmg nak pass je..please la..

Head Crushing Exam..

Wahaha..wat a day..wat a life..lame x mcm spill thoughts kat sini..
well here goes..rat a tat tat..haha..ape2 jela..

exam tadi susah gilos..mcm paper yg sengaje nk kene kan org..
ade possible kene amek balik..hopefully not, although rasenye mcq die tadi lbh kurg 70% bantai..
mcm pk better xpayah bace semlm..stay up late..tdo ala kadar..
topic yg bace tu kluar..mmg kluar..but then xbole jwb..way too detail from the way they design such questionn..

parent ckp..'xpe..kene amek balik amek jela..yg penting jgn putus asa..juz ke depan...'
hmm..btol wat kene amek balik..does it really define u as being a failure if u need to resit the exam..and come to think again does it gives u a satisfaction of buat exam n u know the topic but u juz dont have the time to really explore it well (gaya ckp org yg mendefend diri)..hahaa..

practically..mmgla nk abeskan master ni cpt2..mmg pk nk pass je cukupla..but sometimes, depends on people..u really want to gain that knowledge really well and its not juz the sake of passing the exam...mmg la status skrg kalu nk dpk xkan practice ape yg kite belajar..but its knowledge..and u need to commit to it..who knows in future wat that knowledge can do to us..

One adage says 'noyhing good come easy'..that certainly true..
Ade terpk gak ntah2 susah nak jwb exam tadi sbb byk sgt dosa..wahahaha..
so if anyone says..well that serves him/her rite bcoz of the things he/she done..terime jela..although u know deep in ur heart this is juz another obstacle that is place on u..
Then bile rethink again of satu past event ni yg sgt2 susah..sgt menguji jiwa..too much a point u think mayb this is not good for u (almost give up) or it juz do more harm than good..
then..whamp!..out of knowhere everything is in place again but much better..

so..kesimpulanye..xde kesimpulan..juz fight till the end and glory will come..hehehe..