Friday, November 30, 2007
Mr Potato came one day, so the posers, me ,Jess,Kah Men decided to grab the opportunity...Hehe
My lab partner,Ei Leen,and the same table,partners,Jay Mee and Hor Yan=)
Hand game. Wei Jin is supposed to be the pro. I always lose as the 2nd runner up wan! Not fair!Hehe
Evonne,Jay Mee,me,Carynn,Wendy. Here lies the future doctors,pharmacists, rockstars, and beauty queens...
Human pyramid. You see the nutty side of G7? And Navin looks...gay =)
The short moments of sisterhood. But you know,once a sister, always a sister. O0ps,I forgot,I just saw Wei Jin... =p
I know Grace got "cut out" a little,but that does not diminish the beauty radiated from all the hot gurls in the photo...Carynn,Jay Mee,Grace,Zhi Zhi,Evonne... =)
Memorable times,captured in eternity...
The final lab session,my "new" lab partner,Evonne... + Grace n Ei Leen in the picture... Haha =)
Physics lab,the constant great spot for a photo-snapshot time =) Ultimate camwhorers Xia Xun! Haha =)
I miss G7...I really do.But G7 left plenty of memories(apart from transforming me la...hehe) that I will cherish forevermore =)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
But yeah,the 6 ingredients:
1.Appreciation and affection: Developing an Emotional Bond
- Deeply care for one another
- Not afraid to express their love
- Nurture positive emotional bonds with each other
2.Commitment - The Life of the Family is Dedicated to God
- Commitment describes a love that is steady and sure
3.Positive Communication:Smoothing Out The Bumps in Family Life
- sharing feelings
- giving compliments
- avoiding blame
- being able to compromise(give and take)
- Agreeing to disagree
4.Enjoyable time together
- Quality time in great quantity
- Delighting in each other's company
- Sharing good and fun times
Spiritual well-being can be seen as the caring centre within each individual that promotes sharing,love and compassion.
- Membership in a religious or spiritual group provides a caring and supportive community
- Many strong families are involved in such an institution
6.Successful Management of Stress and Crisis
- Possess the ability to manage both daily stresses and difficult life crisis creatively and effectively
- Know how to prevent trouble before it happens and how to work together to meet challenges when they inevitably occur in life
This is not all,but its the gist of it. Its a 2 way thing,a relationship.You can't expect to only receive and not give,and vice versa. But yeah,leave some thoughts as comments or in the chatbox. Have a great day! =)
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I wasn't concerned about the amount of photos I took,just want them for memories. I mean,I'm not obsessed. Thanks to my camera phone which is practically useless in the dark, I relied on people's cameras,which means I owe the thanks to the people who I borrowed camera(and "stole" photos from),namely Carynn,Carmen Ong, Sabrina, Wendy, Lay Peng, Eric,and a few others I don't remember at present =p
Some snapshots are as follows. Feel free to leave a comment(anyone can leave, you don't have to have an account), or use the chatbox. =) Somehow I still think I'm not photogenic and some of the photos look a little out of proportions,but thank God for the nice ones,and most importantly,for the memories that are captured for eternity...and for my beloved friends whom I have grown to love and cherish.
So,look at the "transformed version" of people sempena Taylor's prom night 2007! Enjoy!
Carynn,my dear sitting partner in G7 and my beloved sister,the super wanna be rockstar of the class...and oh she is really really really pretty and has an AWESOME and powerful voice man,but soooo shy....
Ong Lay Peng,super cili padi of G7,u dunno what you ask her la...kecil-kecil otak berisi,you know...
Carmen Ong!Woman!The one who "witnessed" my "fashion shows" throughout the year,sorta became my very own "fashion consultant"...always sit behind me in class =) Loud,smart,and creative,not to mention talented in drawing...visit her blog!And not to mention a super camera lover,see the amount of photos she takes...photographer of the class man...and we(G7-nians) LOVE to "steal" photos from her blog wan...hehe...
Wendy "woo" (Low ),"homecoming warrior" of G7. Responsible class rep,wild, knows Jujitsu(correct ar?), and pretty as well =)
Ei Leen,one of my best buddies on G7. You know,I was never close to her in high school,but am fortunate to get to know her more in G7...my lab partner okay? Always get to see my "latest fashion shows " also,and gives me advice,encouragements... =) She is(to a certain extent) quiet,and she is a caring,sporting and personal friend! Her smile never fades as well,irregardless =) By the way,guys,she is still available,Her hp number is 012-xxxxxxx
Some random shots from the night:Carynn,me,Bee-Chyi,Wendy,Hor Yan,all looking so radient
Me,Carynn,JayMee,Zhi Yung,Ei Leen,Wendy,Hor Yan,Evonne,Grace,Lay Peng. True beauty lies in these people...
G7 with miss Cheang...The array of mature looking guys and gurls,after one year of Self-Abuse-Matriculation...
Next up,not from my class but also people who have influenced my life,made a mark on it,for the better... =)Daniel Lau,aka my bumblebee. A super nice fella,has a heart for God and people,made me wear heels and skirt together,played an important part in impacting my life this year...Did you know that he changed me this year not just outside,but inside too? Initially,I was sooo negative that I could actually develop in a dark room,so he decided to whack me (shoulder,punch would be a better word =p)each time I talked bad about myself. Well,it hurt,but it worked! Hey not fair,now I cam't develop in the dark room anymore... One of my best-est best friends as well as brother,seen me when I was up,down,not in my right frame of mind and all...=P Thank you Daniel, from my heart=)
Sher Lin aka Joanna. People ALWAYS confuse our names. I love this photo! I call it "We are sisters and sisters are forever!" Hehe. A B-E-A-U-TIFUL woman with a BIG caring heart,we shared so much...seen each other grow,cam whored with each other, shared our secrets(esp girly ones hehe),encouraged each other,spent time with each other,and sooo much more... Although we had barely a year,but this sisterly relationship is set to grow and last with time. I just know. I love to say this:The best accessories a girl can have is her best friends. Thank you Sher Lin for being one of them. =)
Eric,Chick(Yes,it IS his surname), me and Nick. Amazingly,Eric and Chick have been long time schoolmates(since primary school,you say?) Haha,I got two Nicholas beside me, one on my left and another on my right. The only time I see Eric without earphones plugged in his ears is prom...and exams.Haha.That guy is a music freak man. Chick is ...chick. One of a kind,unique.And a real friend. Haha,coolest surname! If you had a sister,and we call her by her surname...
Ivan,Daniel,me and Nicholas. The library gang. Eh eh some people are missing, Jacelyn... *winks to Ivan
What some call "the couples photo". Thats right,the colour of the night is blue! Joseph,Sher Lin,me and Nicholas =) The photo is nice right? Joseph is super good at guitar, don't play play man =p
.Last but not least. The highlight of the night. Secret's out! Haha well I know it can't stay hidden forever. This is my date for taylor's prom night 2007 entitled Red Carpet Glamour....This is my special someone,my darling sweetheart - my Nicholas =)
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Prom was awesome,although during dance its like...stone...dunno what to do with the music...simply moving...the whole time was a mixture of slow moving,"waltzing"(a little),and other movements that look really geeky(some) and funny =) And oh,the food totally is first class...FROM THE LAST. Fried rice(the simplest of all dishes) did not even have enough salt,and the green beans were hard...what la pay so much for food the food stinks...remind me NEVER to hold a function involving food at sunway resort hotel and spa,though the place is reasonable.
Lazy to blog la....much is in my heart but words to describe aren't flowing. Probably cause I don't have to study till next ear,so my brain is taking a vacation. =) Later then,dudes. =)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Went to berjaya Times Square,10th floor,foodcourt.Ambience is awesome,as can be seen from the photo below. Bu uurgh,the food is horrible. Horrible terrible vegetable. Totally. And the standard food price is RM5 and above. Plus there is not much variety. And the parking is super expensive. 1st hour RM2.50, 2ndRM1.50 and so on,maximum is RM7...which we paid that day. Not worth it,I tell you. I know this isn't about food,but thought you ahould take note. Just in case.
Lat sunday,went to Johor with my parents. Morning go eat breakfast,Dim Sum! My favourite! Sorry can't name them all, I don;t even know the names myself, catagorize them by "the green 1" (containing century egg), bak kut teh (no its not halal), fishball, the "yellow 1's",as can be seen below.And these are my ultimate favourites. Pic aove and below: Contains crabstick. And meat. =)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
US researchers tracked the conversational habits of almost 400 US and Mexican students in real time. The team measured a sample of the daily chit-chat of six groups of students who recorded their every word for periods that ranged from two to 10 days.
The participants wore electronically activated portable recorders that recorded the audio in an unobtrusive fashion. The researchers analysed the audio and calculated how many words each participant spoke in total in a 17-hour period.
They discovered that both sexes run their mouths at a remarkably similar rate over the course of a day, even if they tend to talk about different subjects.
The results showed that while the women got through an average of 16,215 words, the men were not far behind with a daily average of 15,669.
Which means, that both men and women speak on average 16,000 words per day! There is almost no difference between them!
So guys,stop complaining.You're just as bad. =D
Don't believe me? Fine,I'll give an example. =p
*joke* on women speak twice as many words than men.
Husband: Dear..Research showed that women actually talk more than men, as much as double the amount of men! You girls are so talkative...
Wife: (get annoyed by what her husband said) Darling. you know why women talk sooooooooooooo much or not... because most of the times we have to repeat whatver we said to the husband at least twice!
Husband: (being blur blur after a tired working day) Errrrr...dear, what...say again?
PS: By the way,this does NOT include blogging. =D Which means I can still do it till my heart's content. =D
"LET ME EXPLAIN THE problem science has with Jesus Christ." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. "You're a Christian, aren't you, son?"
"So you believe in God?"
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"
"Are you good or evil?"
"The Bible says I'm evil."
The professor grins knowingly. "Ahh! THE BIBLE!" He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help them? Would you try?"
"Yes sir, I would."
"So you're good...!"
"I wouldn't say that."
"Why not say that? You would help a sick and maimed person if you could... in fact most of us would if we could... God doesn't."
"He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?" No answer.
The elderly man is sympathetic. "No, you can't, can you?" He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. In philosophy, you have to go easy with the new ones. "Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?"
"Is Satan good?"
"Where does Satan come from?"
The student falters. "From... God..."
"That's right. God made Satan, didn't he?" The elderly man runs his bony fingers through his thinning hair and turns to the smirking, student audience. "I think we're going to have a lot of fun this semester, ladies and gentlemen." He turns back to the Christian. "Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?"
"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? Did God make everything?"
"Who created evil?"
"Is there sickness in this world? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All the terrible things - do they exist in this world?"
The student squirms on his feet. "Yes."
"Who created them?"
The professor suddenly shouts at his student. "WHO CREATED THEM? TELL ME, PLEASE!" The professor closes in for the kill and climbs into the Christian's face. In a still small voice: "God created all evil, didn't He, son?"
The student tries to hold the steady, experienced gaze and fails.
Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace the front of the classroom like an aging panther. The class is mesmerized. "Tell me," he continues, "How is it that this God is good if He created all evil throughout all time?"
The professor swishes his arms around to encompass the wickedness of the world. "All the hatred, the brutality, all the pain, all the torture, all the death and ugliness and all the suffering created by this good God is all over the world, isn't it, young man?"
"Don't you see it all over the place? Huh?" Pause. "Don't you?" The professor leans into the student's face again and whispers,
"Is God good?"
"Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?"
The student's voice betrays him and cracks. "Yes, professor. I do."
The old man shakes his head sadly. "Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen your Jesus?"
"No, sir. I've never seen Him."
"Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?"
"No, sir. I have not."
"Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus... in fact, do you have any sensory perception of your God whatsoever?"
"Answer me, please."
"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."
"You're AFRAID... you haven't?"
"Yet you still believe in him?"
"That takes FAITH!" The professor smiles sagely at the underling. "According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son? Where is your God now?"
The student doesn't answer.
"Sit down, please."
The Christian sits...Defeated. Another Christian raises his hand. "Professor, may I address the class?"
The professor turns and smiles. "Ah, another Christian in the vanguard! Come, come, young man. Speak some proper wisdom to the gathering."
The Christian looks around the room. "Some interesting points you are making, sir. Now I've got a question for you. Is there such thing as heat?"
"Yes," the professor replies. "There's heat."
"Is there such a thing as cold?"
"Yes, son, there's cold too."
"No, sir, there isn't."
The professor's grin freezes. The room suddenly goes very cold. The second Christian continues. "You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that.
"There is no such thing as cold, otherwise we would be able to go colder than 458 - You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it."
A pin drops somewhere in the classroom.
"Is there such a thing as darkness, professor?"
"That's a dumb question, son. What is night if it isn't darkness? What are you getting at...?"
"So you say there is such a thing as darkness?"
"You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something, it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, Darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker and give me a jar of it. Can you...give me a jar of darker darkness, professor?"
Despite himself, the professor smiles at the young effrontery before him. This will indeed be a good semester. "Would you mind telling us what your point is, young man?"
"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with and so your conclusion must be in error...."
The professor goes toxic. "Flawed...? How dare you...!"
"Sir, may I explain what I mean?" The class is all ears.
"Explain... oh, explain..." The professor makes an admirable effort to regain control. Suddenly he is affability itself. He waves his hand to silence the class, for the student to continue.
"You are working on the premise of duality," the Christian explains. "That for example there is life and then here's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science cannot even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism but has never seen, much less fully understood them. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, merely the absence of it."
The young man holds up a newspaper he takes from the desk of a neighbor who has been reading it. "Here is one of the most disgusting tabloids this country hosts, professor. Is there such a thing as immorality?"
"Of course there is, now look..."
"Wrong again, sir. You see, immorality is merely the absence of morality. Is there such thing as injustice? No. Injustice is the absence of justice. Is there such a thing as evil?" The Christian pauses.
"Isn't evil the absence of good?"
The professor's face has turned an alarming color. He is so angry he is temporarily speechless. The Christian continues. "If there is evil in the world, professor, and we all agree there is, then God, if he exists, must be accomplishing a work through the agency of evil. What is that work, God is accomplishing? The Bible tells us it is to see if each one of us will, of our own free will, choose good over evil."
The professor bridles. "As a philosophical scientist, I don't vie this matter as having anything to do with any choice; as a realist, I absolutely do not recognize the concept of God or any other theological factor as being part of the world equation because God is not observable."
"I would have thought that the absence of God's moral code in this world is probably one of the most observable phenomena going," the Christian replies. "Newspapers make billions of dollars reporting it every week! Tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?"
"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do."
"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?"
The professor makes a sucking sound with his teeth and gives his student a silent, stony stare.
"Professor. Since no-one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a priest?"
"I'll overlook your impudence in the light of our philosophical discussion. Now, have you quite finished?" the professor hisses.
"So you don't accept God's moral code to do what is righteous?"
"I believe in what is - that's science!"
"Ahh! SCIENCE!" the student's face spits into a grin. "Sir, you rightly state that science is the study of observed phenomena. Science too is a premise which is flawed..."
"SCIENCE IS FLAWED..?" the professor splutters.
The class is in uproar. The Christian remains standing until the commotion has subsided. "To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, may I give you an example of what I mean?"
The professor wisely keeps silent. The Christian looks around the room.
"Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?"
The class breaks out in laughter. The Christian points towards his elderly, crumbling tutor. "Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain...felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain?" No one appears to have done so.
The Christian shakes his head sadly.
"It appears no one here has had any sensory perception of the professor's brain whatsoever. Well, according to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says the professor has no brain."
The class is in chaos. The Christian sits...
Because that is what a chair is for.
Friday, November 16, 2007
A picture that speaks a "thousand words" :
Life's like that;we've gotta keep moving, keep moving don't stop:
Food for thought:
And every girl's dream:
There's much more on my facebook profile. But man...these things are sure addicting =)
Thursday, November 15, 2007
First up, Ms Ting. English As Second Language lecturer. Competent, dedicated, a little "moody" sometimes, but is a teacher that G7 has grown to respect. Kudos to Ms ting, thank you for bearing with us and doing your best.
Mr Yap, the fantastic physics teacher who took over from Dr Zul when Dr Zul left for another Uni. Mr Yap is pleasant, down to earth, and knows the syllabus at the tip of his fingers...Which also explains why he just needs to come to class with 2 marker pens as his tools =) Terror man =)
Ms Lai, "stolen" from the school of biomedical sciences. Enjoyed her lessons, especially lab work. No wonder we managed to sit through 2 hours (last period of 2-3pm summore) every tuesday. =) And wonder how she manage to tahan wei jin's questions. hehe. Never complains but goes the extra mile for her students. Arigato Ms Lai, you will always be remembered by G7 students.
Mr Chong, the lecturer who changed to using slides to teach...maths! crazy, but it was more effective. Mr Chong, play your guitar more often, don't so shy! You got hidden talent man! Thank you for trying your very best in teaching us maths, we really really appreciate it. =)
Last, but not least,Ms Cheang, our effective mentor and bio lecturer. "Why so agitated? " Every one in G7 will SURELY remember this sentence one. *grins. Ms Cheang is effective, resourceful teacher who never is tired of taking a personal interest in the welfare of her fellow students. Many of us will remember the time we said "sorry teacher, can we talk to you later?" to come out feeling more relieved or less burdened,or at the very least, not so sesat. Thank you for "jaga-ing" us this whole year, for treating us as more than just your teach-in-class-only students. Your presence in G7 has really changed the class, irregardless of the quantity. For the better. We will remember you Ms Cheang, no fear. Our joy and honour to be your students of year 07.
The Journey 2007
We stepped into the class named G7
Shared, cared, tried, cried....
Along the way,we carried each other, picked one another up
Guided by the wisdom filled lecturers bestowed upon us
Such has been the life of January to November
A meeting will always come to an end
But the end, in life, is just another beginning
Somehow or another,we impacted each other's life
Even if it were just a little, we did not walk out the same
Cause fate caused it that we cross each others paths
Memories will always be cherished
Thanks in the heart never expressed enough
For words alone fail to express how I feel inside
All I can write though
Is none other than all the best
Wherever you journey ahead
Wherever the road may take you
Fate willing, we will meet again someday
But till then
All the very best
I love you all
My beloved lecturers and friends.
Penned on 15th November, 2007, 11.20pm
First up,Wei Jin.( Dr Zul's all time favourite) Lecturer talk , he also talks; later questions banyak banyak... =p But yeah he is a super hardworking and smart fella, examz are like eating pies to him, "sup sup water".. But when it comes to group work ,hehe... S-t-o-n-e. Never mind, its ok. Well this year has been cool with him around.
Next up, Mr Ng( Dr Zul's all time favourite as well.) Tall, gigantic, always have to on Lcd projector.* winks. Yeah, could not have done without this guy in class. 3rd earlist to come, approximately 7.20 each morning by KTM, and have to be "tortured" by my never ending music this year. A kind heart is evident. Always my sitting partner. =) Morning morning scold me bising. What la you. *winks. Will be remembered by the "teacher teacher..."
Chuah(Chin Bin) and Chow Jiun. MAN, you both are... are...toot! I tell you, G7 get polluted coz both of you, with your 7-11 never ending stream of profanities...Whoever is the sifu I'm not sure, but both of you surely did a great job of getting g7's purity rate plunging down...phewwwww...
Chuah is a smarty ass from Ipoh, hardworking no doubt, will be remembered by "what the..."
Chow Jiun is super laid back, the passion for music never dying, jay chow Gonnabe as well... ^^ Remember him by the cool voice he has and the way he struts into class each morning...
Pic above: Chin Bin Chuah. Below: Chow Jiun
On the utmost left of the pic below...Ultimate Tyra Banks wannabe, fabulicious gossip king, camwhore master, ultimate designer( official designer of coroboree stuffs okayz?) , poser king...what else, o0ps I mean who else...none other than XX- Yeoh Xia Xun! Always gets the class into supreme laughter and fun when he's around, twirls the pencil and out comes the marvelous masterpieces, and computers are like, his ultimate tool to any super duper awesome designs! Woohoo and he's a very down to earth guy too...Gonna miss the times we sat together and designed everything from dresses to dream houses and talked bout cars! Maths projects, garbage and cars n all...XX you made G7 the way it is lar....see how people camwhore nowadays? *naughty wink
Last but not least,Navin Peow Pin Naidu. Football fanatic, dunno how many times injured himself... Super thoughtful and deep fella, Always study last minute But still perform much better than many of the rest of us... And this guy has super duper good english, dun play play...Will remember him as he is^^ Oh yeah Navin, remember the "rock table" you asked for wisdom from in c21? Its still there. Hehe
One blog post will never be enough to describe the memories you guys left in my heart, the times we shared and cared in 2007. No matter what path ahead you choose, I wish you all all the best. And hey, don't forget me, coz I know I won't forget you. My college life was brightened because of all of you. Thank you for crossing my path, I believe if fate is so, we'll meet again someday. =)