Monday, 21 June 2010

Presentations

    First and foremost, I had two presentations in this particular week. It was an English role-play presentation on Tuesday. Approximately 5 persons contributed as a group. It was judged on group basis for the preparation and interaction of that presentation when it was carried on. The performance of members was judged individually. And I made a mistake that I forgot to submit the minutes and agenda to Ms. Valsala for inspection. So we lost a mark for that omission. Feedbacks were much appreciated from Ms. Val because she pointed out our weaknesses for our future's sake. Thanks to all the members whom we've successfully made the presentation a great one.
   *snatched this from Darryl's blog 

    The next presentation was actually haunting me for so long. And as you know, I'm kinda procrastinator type. The presentation was on Wednesday but I only started preparing the slides the night before the presentation, which means some moments after I was back from English presentation. LOL. It was even worse that the presentation was assigned by Ms. Chin, the lecturer of Corporate & Operations Management. She required me to present my content in front of the crowd in lecture hall after she had heard my presentation in tutorial class. Fine. I'll just take it as challenge. And I would rate myself as Averagely-Pass only because I noticed many flaws of mine while presenting. I got monotone, my left hand was doing some ugly actions throughout the presentation, I was quite depending on the slides. I acted awkwardly at some time. And MOST OF ALL, I look pregnant due to the T-shirt cutting!! Oh S-H-I-T! hahaha^^ 

video

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Which Dad Will You Be?

    I came across this article in the newspaper MalaysianToday (which is an associate company of The Sun).
WHICH DAD WILL YOU BE?? 
    So, the selected interviewees were actually telling the perfect figure of a father
  • motivates his children, loves them, disciplines them, support them no matter what they're pursuing 
  • becomes catalyst for his children to have good moral values and enable them to drive forward 
  • is always honest 
  • being diplomat instead of dictator when the children are rebellious 
  • possess patience, perseverance, unlimited love, passion, discipline, humour, intellect to be a father 
  • complements the role of a mother, provides the solid foundation to a mother's softer touch 
  • have the qualities of a mother, minus the feminine part 
  • give his children the freedom to make their own mistakes, but not to the extend that they get involved in drugs or alcohol abuse. 
  • being understanding, open-minded, unselfish 
  • realises money does not make a happy family but hope, love, faith and kindness 
  •  flawed but worthy, protective, easy-going 
  • being around and show support when his children need him 
  • being a leader and protector of family 
  • set a good sample for the children to follow 
  • have a strong, irrevocable bond with his children 
  • strong and firm, able to make wise decisions
  • no father is perfect, every father is perfect in his own way 
    Raising a child is complex and there are no moulds or instruction manuals. Do respect your fathers because without them, there would be no existence of you living in this world on earth.

Conclusion: 
    the definition of a "father figure" is subjective to me after my parents had separated about 4 years ago. I've never seen my father again since the day he left. I've sometimes regretted never having talked that much to my father because he is the silent type, and I inherited this character of his. Day after day and time passed away. Perhaps after some time down the line, I'll be growing as a father as well. So I want to be there for my children, for them to eternally have the bond I used to have, for them to know that I'll always be there. And right now, I'm doing this for my younger sisters as well, apart from being their brother, that I know it's hard to grow up without a father guiding them through, but sometimes I would also fail or fear to face the marital fiasco. Chaotic days contaminated my life just like the way the air fogged up the glass. The only difference is that the glass will be as clear as its initial appearance when the vapour fades but my poor heart had already got an irreplaceable wound since then. But there's no more misery I think, on the day when I met my godfather and he stepped in my life to give me strength and tell me "no cry, no worries, my dear son. Everything will be fine." And of course another chapter of The Story begins. Last but not least, I'll choose to be a father with the combination of Brad Pitt (is that him?) and Barack Obama in future. What about yours? XD

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Carpe Diem

CARPE DIEM 
   Carpe diem quam minime credula postero ~Horace
            --> Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future 
 Photo taken from an album of Tom Merry's, a Scottish friend. XD

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Prayer

I pray you'll be our eyes And watch us where we go 
And help us to be wise In times when we don't know 
Let this be our prayer As we go our away 
Lead us to a place Guide us with your grace 
To a place where we'll be safe 

La luce che to dai (I pray we'll find your light) 

Nel cuore restero (And hold it in our hearts) 

A ricordarchi che (When stars go out each night) 

L'eterna stella sei (ohh~) 

Nella mia preghiera (Let this be our prayer) 

Quanta fede c'e (When shadows fill our day) 

Lead us to a place Guide us with your grace 
Give us faith so we'll be safe 

Sognamo un mondo senza piu violenza 

Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza 

Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino 

Simbolo di pace e di fraternita 

La forza che ci dai (We ask that life be kind) 

E'il desiderio che (And watch us from above) 

Ognuno trovi amore (We hope each soul will find) 

Intorno e dentro a se (Another soul to love) 

Let this be our prayer Let this be our prayer 
Just like every child Just like every child 
Needs to find a place Guide us with your grace 
Give us faith so we'll be safe 

E la fede che 

Hai acceso in noi 

Sento che ci salvera 

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Learning outcome

To: Whom it may concern
From: Anonymous, kind soul
Date: 13 June
Subject: Learning progress (review 1)
   
     It's been the 31st day since my arrival in Setapak, KL to further my studies of advanced diploma. The environment here is quite comfortable. (at least it's livable) As what I've mentioned in previous previous (count by yourself XD) post, I've already got used to the kind of "nomadic" life since I was in secondary school. Living isn't a hard thing for me. I adapt to new environment fast. The tendency of my concern falls more on my studies. I was actually suffering from culture shock when I first reached KL main campus. Additionally I was totally dumbfounded, noticing the huge compound of this college. I sweat a lot when I have to shift myself from this location to next destination and the situation stills persist. Things get even worse when it's on a hot sunny day. Just imagine. You're sweating like hell, (as though you're taking shower) then you enter into an air-conditioned room all of a sudden. Repeat it for 3 to 4 times per day. I can't promise anything but I'm sure of the more-than-average probability to fall sick easily.
    Unlike diploma, the lecturers here are giving incomplete notes or accidentally omit some parts so that we can do our own research via internet or library. I confess, diploma was really an act of spoon-feeding and it toughens me when I achieved the level of advanced diploma. Many of my ex-coursemates whom were also from Penang campus said that taking this current course is like headless fly bumps into the wall. Or some are more severe. They called it SUICIDAL! well. I don't agree with those exclamation. This is Advanced Diploma and it will only suit our level if we found it tough. Studying is about lifelong learning. Knowledge is inexhaustible and limitless. Once you reach the sky, you will surely touch the glittering star. 
    
    So, stay competitive and perform our professionalism at all times.We'll be graduating for Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Am I right??
   
    You gotta be: 
  Aggressive. Alert. Agile. 
  Broad-minded. Bo-Kia-Khor
  Creative. Charismatic. Curious. 
  Determined. Dynamic. Delighted. 
  Enthusiastic. Endeavoured. Extraordinary. 
  Functional. Foresighted. Flexible. 
  Generated. Globalised. 
  Hyperactive. Hilarious. High-margin. 
  Initiative. Independent. Incorporated.
  Joker. Jubilant. JaJambo.
  Kiasu. Kiasi. Kiabo
  Lovely. Lame. Lucky.
  Manageable. Marvelous. Moderate. 
  Noble. No-regret. Nostalgic.
  Obedient. Organised. Oh-my-goodness.
  Punctual. Patterned. Patronised.
  Quotable. Questionable. 
  Respectful. Romantic. Repented. 
  Superhero. Sustainable. Superstitious. 
  Talented. Tangible. Task-oriented. 
  Universal. Uniformed. United. 
  Versatile. Volatile. Vaccinated. 
  Wholly-owned. Waxy. Winner. 
  Xerox. Xeric-free. X-rayed. 
  Yippy. Yeah. Yoohoo. 
  Zipped. Zig saw puzzle. Zenith. 

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         LO.OK !!
  How to add personal value?? Interested? 
  • Go beyond your job description: Volunteer for projects, Identify problems, Initiate (alternative) solutions 
  • Seek out others and share ideas and advice 
  • Offer your opinions and respect those of others 
  • Take an inventory of your skills every few months 
  • Learn something new Every Week
  • Discover new ways to make a contribution 
  • Engage in active thought and deliberate action 
  • Take risks based on what you know and believe 
  • Recognise, research and pursue opportunity 
  • Differentiate yourself

Friday, 11 June 2010

Skype

    Thanks to skype. I get connected to my mum easily and conveniently. We've been having conversation for so well. However, it doesn't last any longer as I found that the quality of the calls were not as good as before. Just doubt whether it's caused by my expired webcam software or the new-installed skype software. I hope neither of them has got problem but the poor internet connection of Malaysia. LOL.
    Let's look at some proofs of the deteriorating quality along the way. 
the dim light is due to insufficiency of lamp at the cam-corner lol 
So ended up we face-to-face and talked through phone =( 

I don't think it's my cam's problem since I could take the pics nicely when I'm not in cam. 
Gotta emphasise this. The LAST piece of exam slip in Diploma course 
 It looked miserable XD
So, the conclusion is: I will find out what's happening~ be right back

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Sorrowful

Damn tired while answering the LPM tutorial questions.
                                   Perhaps I have yet to get used to the scope of learning.
                     Perhaps I have over-aimed.
                             Perhaps I don't actually love the laws and Acts like I did.
            Perhaps I am just too busy and lazy.

     Ms. Lee MW had once said we must be able to work in ambiguity in future. An ambiguous situation refers to a situation that we're not provided with a lot of information and we gotta figure all out by ourselves and carry out tasks on our own. Yes! all by myself. So, I've done my part and going to sleep with some sorrowful mood and mesmerising thoughts on. Sometimes I just wonder Am I way too Melancholic??? lolz
    Nevertheless I'm always so relieved whenever I see this picture. XD
Leehom says: It's OK, teik. I have faith in you! =)

Monday, 7 June 2010

Better Man

Send someone to love me I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm In pouring rain
Give me endless summer Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Go easy on my conscience 'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been taught To take the blame
Rest assured my angels Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here I'm in pain

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Once you've found that lover You're homeward bound
Love is all around Love is all around
I know some have fallen On stony ground
But Love is all around

Send someone to love me I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm In pouring rain
Give me endless summer Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doin' all I can
To be a better man 

*thanks for coaching me to be a better man*
To my dearest godfather

Friday, 4 June 2010

變化

彼此间的互动多了,
越来越了解对方了,
关系到了一种阶段就会重新有些变化。
人不断地在改变当中,
同样的,彼此的观点也在演变中。
普通的一句话语/一个词藻,
可以让人想到其他方向。
简单的一个举动/一个殷勤,
可以让人开始起了疑心。
虽然不能晓得事情的来龙去脉,
但我却很想知道那原因。
虽然不可以再当面提起,
突然间我很想要知道到底为什么,
但我想我们再见面的机会却是如此渺茫。
究竟什么原因让你这样不理不睬。
为什么你这么生气?
我还以为事情过了平淡了就可以没顾虑。
但 这次却选择逃避与沉默。
既然你选择了闪躲,
我也不会去强迫,只是感叹缘分累积不够多。
人就是这样,越不让自己知道的事情就越想要知道。
 痴男怨女间的债情,还不清。

提取并修改自 fei-happylife.blogspot.com

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Discoverable

    I've been through a lot in my life. Especially some that were not supposed to surface and emerge at my age. Broken heart and bruised, but nothing else to do with it but I gotta accept the life the reality. I tend to hold promises dear to myself so as to inspire myself to aspire before I expire. I'd never lie to myself. It's partially wrong. I lied, or rather to say I deceived in good faith according to Teleological Theory. I do believe in people and I see the true beauty in everything. Undoubtedly those I can't live without are my family and friends, whether small or big, I'll keep them close to me. Life without companions would be a dull and unpolished edge of darkness. Family and friends mean eveything to me. Once and for all I couldn't bear to break anyone as it would hurt me the most.
    Fairy tales are fairy tales after all. They must be some stories created by someone to entertain the needs of another bodies. And I don't quite believe in happy endings sometimes because I've seen too many saddened examples around me. On the other hand, I'm not a pessimist and hence I do believe that there is always light to every dark and the nights will give way to days, hope to every lost cause and their prayers will be heard, beauty in the filth because the world or humanity isn't so rotten and two sides to every story because it is judged by different perspectives and points of view. I believe that no one should be alone as loneliness is a silent killer and I totally comprehend just because I have been through that as well. And since then I have walked a long road and Don't Stop, my true believer...

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Repose*Revive

    On the 7th day since I've been in KL, my uncle and aunt offered my cousin layhui sis, laysin sis and me to pay a visit to their residence. I had a really great time spent over there. In that 3D 2N trip, I've gone wandering at different places where I've never been there before (To be frank and sincere XD).
    Sunway Piramid was one of the renowned destinations that we went for lunch at Bar B Q Plaza and the most interesting part is ICE-SKATING!!! I ended up 'walking' clumsily with those stupid gestures all out when I was almost losing my balance and going to fall down.

    See~ this is the proof lol
    Besides, we went eating Poon-Choy 盆菜 on Saturday night. It is a Chinese-style dish with different varieties of food arranged and decorated neatly from top to bottom in a big clay bowl with rice served. The food choice includes chicken, duck, roast pork, mushrooms, prawns, bamboo shoot and embraced by broccoli on top of the surrounding of the bowl. An attractive nice-looking dish which made us boost our appetite. And to be shocked I have eaten much more than the usual portion that I used to have at home, for almost each and every meal. I'm amazed at my 'ability' or perhaps I should call this a potential undiscovered talent of mine. LOL.
It looks more or less like this XD
    Sunday morning my say teo, laysin and I had a simple yet luxurious breakfast at a kopitiam which located just within a stone's throw. In the afternoon we decided to shop at IKEA for some home furnishes. I could see many varieties of them are available there which cover from a tiny drinking cup to a massive-structured bedstead. You name it & They have it! By the way the curry puffs were so scrumptious. Eventually the trip ended with a warm dinner together with my xiao yi, say teo, layhui sis and laysin sis. We separated officially when I was driven home and back to the condo I stay.

So I gotta officially and cordially thank my uncle aunt and cousin.
xiao yi, thanks for the longan that you cooked it was so ho-liao that I had 3 full bowls of it. Haha.
say teo, thanks for fetching me home and your concern all the while. And the cross-trainer to burn calories. lol
layhui & laysin sis, thanks for companionship of yours in those two days. Look forward to going out together again.