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Friday, July 22, 2011

Will You Stay?

“A true friend never walks away
A true will always stay
A true friend looks out for you”
— A True Friend by Ashley Montgomery

Just now my friend asked me to list down five friends that I think I am closed to, in 10 seconds. He said that there's a theory that I can see myself in these friends. I always believe that when you are closed to someone, somehow or rather, you will assimilate his or her personality, without losing yourself, hoping to keep the friendship longer.

1. I totally understand what kind of life he is going through because I have gone through it myself.
2. I am trying to be open as he does, to tolerate with everyone around me.
3. I wish I can have more fun, like him, to be more positive about life.
4. Only if I can be like him, overlooking all the mistakes in others and still treat them well.
5. I treat my friends seriously, just like how she treats hers.

These are the friends whom I can share everything with because they understand me.
No matter how things change, just promise me that you will stay although we won't get to see one another every day. :)


The schedules are getting hectic now. Done with week 9 and now we have another 5 weeks before lecture weeks end. These deadlines are really grueling, a typical norm when it enters the second half of the semester. Talking about industrial training, I have already a placement back in my hometown, at Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG). My dad even suggested that he will bring me along, following his shift, working inside the plant. Been there once, it's damn huge inside. A good exposure since I am interested to major in process plant engineering.

I am not sure if I want to continue to wait for overseas placement though. I mean, most of the positions offered are doing research. I don't want to waste my 7-month of internship on something isn't going to be useful in my future career. Have to admit that one of the main reasons that I am applying for it is to have the chance to step out of Malaysia, for once, to explore the outside world while doing work at the same time. But the jobs offered are not the ones that I want. Boy, am I picky?

Decision is very hard to make. Only if it is as easy as tossing a coin. Both choices have their pros and cons. It's the matter of which outweighs which. Despite of the dilemma, deep down I know what I want. When the time comes, it will manifest itself.

Have a good weekend! :)

Oooh, before I end, due to the busy-ness of life that I am having now. I signed up to Tumblr. This site will be a platform for my brief daily update, since I won't have much time to do writings unless I am free enough as I am now. This blogspot remains for my lengthy thought and My Thought. My World is used when I am too lazy to type. :P

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friendship Circle

Have you tried the latest product by Google, none other than Google+? It is very, very similar to Facebook, isn't it? Just that it cannot support third-party applications, I think. So, for those who's on Facebook for "The Weather Report" or "MouseHunt", I guess Google+ might be not for you. Lol, just kidding.

Google+ Homepage

Personally, I like the "Circles" where you can group your contacts into. Circle, personally to me, it means unity. There is no finite edge in a circle. Metaphorically, friendship circle means friendship knows no boundaries, and hopefully, there is no ending. Oh well, that is my point of view though.

Circle of Friendship

Reminiscing my midsem break, I have lots of fun when I went down to KL. Departed on 6th July, in which we nearly missed our ETS, we made our first stop at Midvalley. Went Manhattan Fish Market to have dinner with Chua, Hon and Molly. Boy, it has been such a long time I didn't have my meal there. There is none being opened in Ipoh. *wanted to go Delicious Alexis, actually*

Flames Seafood platter!

For the next 2 days, Wai Choong was my tour guide to explore around KL. The trios (me, him and Yen Hua) visited KL Bird Park as our first agenda on 7th July. Always saw the ad in Travel 3Sixty magazine on AirAsia flight for the past 3 years but never really have the chance to visit it. It's claimed to be the world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary. We were welcomed by I-don't-know-the-name birds which fly around us. There are so many species of birds that I never saw before. Get to see newly-hatched chicks (real chicks) in the incubators. Overall, it was an eye-opening visit. "Ok la~"

The birds were busy having their breakfast.

Entrance of the bird park

Next we moved on to Royal Selangor Pewter Factory. Frankly, I never pay attention to its outlets wherever I saw them around KL. It changed after the visit. I am still in awe to know that some of these items are actually hand-made! Carefully crafted by senior employees whom I really respect their diligence and persistence in making every fine piece of work.

Pewter miniature hornbill

The gigantic mug outside the factory

Cendol and Rojak at Melawati for our high tea before our next destination!

Last stop of the day was Batu Caves. My first-time visiting the place, climbing 272 stairs to reach the top and have a look at the sacred place of Hinduism.

Step 1...

...Step 272

inside Batu Caves

The world tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity


It was a really "birdy" day, have to say.

Wai Choong's parents brought us out to supper. Get to try the popular local hawker stalls, eating naan. Rested ourselves at his place for one night.

8th July: Wai Choong and his dad brought us to go for hiking at the hill nearby. Due to time constraint, we didn't reach the peak but get to see the pond which happened to be water catchment area (kawasan tadahan hujan).

Nature dam!

Having Yong Tao Foo for lunch (Ampang's famous local cuisine), we spent our evening at Pavilion.

Lingering around until 3pm for our movie, Transformers in 3D!

Not really a fan of Transformers, I find it is a little draggy and the flow is rather sinusoidal. Lol. I guess it takes more than just special effect to impress me but don't get me wrong, I do like the effect. Only if it comes with a better storyline (perhaps better script and acting), I could have loved it a little more.

Last shot at the main entrance

The day ended when I went back to Subang later at night to prepare for my last day of the trip.

9th July, I went to Sunway Pyramid to hang out with another friend of mine, who will be leaving to US soon for student exchange program. Having lunch at Sushi Zanmai, karaoke-ing at Redbox and dinnering at Italiannies. Shopping for clothes but my stylist-friend says not much of the shirts suit me. T.T

Sushi Zanmai is currently my favourite sushi outlet!

Spaghetti & Meatballs at Italiannies! *nyum nyum*

Sze Mei, Shian Ee and me

*clubbing session was canceled. Damn frustrated*

That's the end of my midsem break. It was short but enjoyable.

Get to watch Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 last Friday. I am not much a reader myself so I don't really know how the story ends, actually. Personally, I like this better than Transformer's finale. It goes very well till the end and spells casted by the characters are damn creatively epic. I wonder who could write it any better than JK Rowling. It's a must watch and I don't mind re-watch. I'm suck in doing movie review. -.-

10 years since the first installment of Harry Potter and now it all ends. Time flies.

Week 9 commences tomorrow. Another 2 months before leaving for internship. Going to cherish the remaining time to the maximum before parting. Before the time when I am unable to stay, unwilling to leave~

"I invest my utmost trust and sincerity in our friendship,
hoping you will understand me a little,

but not hurting my feeling."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Zero Point Five

Half way through my very first May semester in UTP. 4-day midsem break has now come to an end. Even 2-month holidays could just pass by within the blink of an eye, not to mention this petty short break. Nevertheless, the academic-free days were fully utilised to the max as I went down to KL to meet my brother and hang out with my buddies. Enjoyed it very much.

7 weeks of lectures, 9 days of study days and 11 days of exam season, 2 weeks of holidays before leaving for internship. No placement at the moment but I am pretty positive I am getting one back in my hometown, it's only matter of time to get the confirmation. Applying for overseas internship placement as well, I can do nothing but waiting for the news. Be it any kind of news, I just want to receive it. Don't really hope to get one due to the tight competitiveness but what's matter to me is that I am deserved to be considered in getting one.

Reading the news about Bersih Rally which was held yesterday. It is overwhelming to think that I was only 30minutes away from the riot in the heart of KL. The intention of asking for a fair and clean election is a good cause but I am not sure about the rally. Malaysia is a so-called democratic country but to think again, will democracy really work for Malaysia? Just a thought, though. Government rely on people and it is not other way round. People have the right to fight for themselves, wishing there are better ways. Still, I admire the 1Malaysia spirit among the protesters. Despite of the teary gas and water shooting by the police, it's touching to know the protesters of different races were actually united and helping one another to fight for the cause.

Embracing the spirit of 1Malaysia, I am now pumped up for the next half of the semester. =)

Location: KL Bird Park

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ipoh International Run 2011

I never have the intention to join the run until my friends told me about it. The decision was rather quick and impromptu. The registration process was amusing though since I asked my friends to do it for me. It is not my first time to participate in such long-distance run. Back in high school, I used to represent school for marathon, but never get any placement. Lol, my stamina is not really up-to-date as I rarely train . Somehow, I managed to complete those races without having much complication. Ah well, if I could survive 8 hours of whaling and kayaking during OBS, I guess this 10km run shouldn't be a problem.

Didn't really train much for this run. Registered on Thursday afternoon and the race is only 3 days away. Just went for jogging and swimming 2 days before the event and thought that I am already pumped up to run. Lol. Waking up as early as 4.00am to have my breakfast, we headed towards Stadium Indera Mulia with the feeling of, I don't know, excitement or anxiousness?Didn't really get to sleep well and I was a little concerned I might not be able to sustain the momentum to reach the finishing line.

The crowd at the stadium was overwhelming. Seniors citizens to little children of all races filled up the field. It was not my goal to get any placement. Rather, I would be happy enough if I could complete the race within the time limit. For my category, I need to complete the 10km within 80 minutes in order to get the certificate of achievement. An average of 8minutes per kilometer, I thought it is achievable for an indoor guy like me. Flagged off at 7.05am, the run began.

Completed the first 4 kilometers within 25minutes with non-stop running and started to lose momentum bit by bit. Slowing down, the slow-pace running became fast-pace walking. Accumulated enough momentum before continuing. 2km away from the finishing line, the route became crowded with participants of all categories and this drove me to overtake them and when the start/finish banner was visible, I sprinted all the way till the end and completed the race within 60minutes! A pretty good personal achievement for me. =)

Yen Hua, me and Wai Choong: Completed the race with a smile on our faces!

The whole race is all about being mind over body. Thing you thought is not possible is achievable when you put your mind into it. The thought of accomplishing the race and being positive out of impossibility, that is truly breathtaking.

What an eventful weekend. Now I am looking forward for midsem break!