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My Bokeh Desktop

I got a little bored of books and texts. So I pressed “Print Screen” and put this here.  For fun.
The quote by Plato was posted by my friend on his Gtalk status, and I really liked it.  I think it’s a great reminder for everyone.  So I edited my wallpaper and added the quote.  The other widgets and thingamajigs are customized by Rainmeter.
Goodbye, October.  Time to face the real giant, November.  Three words to describe this month: Deadlines, deadlines, Finals. READ MORE

I Learn from You, You Learn from Me.

“Kakak, can you please take a picture of me? Pleeeeeaaaaase?”

“I have a best friend.  His name is John.”

“Kakak, I found this very nice leaf over there.  I give it to you.”
You know one of those days when you’re absolutely drained, on the verge of losing your voice and at the end of it all you plonked onto the car seat with a silly big grin on your face while your heart strings are pulled in all sorts of directions?  Yeah, that was last Friday for me. READ MORE

A Walk In The Park

I think we don’t give our university’s landscape enough credit.  The image quality isn’t that good, as these were taken with my phone’s camera – but I had to get stills of these anyhow. Maybe one day I’ll bring my camera along to get better photos.




Walking In The Rain

The RoadTrip Series will resume after this week, I’ve been way too busy to compile and edit my photos!   Due to the unusually long mid-semester break, all deadlines, tests, and presentations have been crammed to this week.  Those caught in the week’s madness have dark circles under their eyes and veins that are ready to pop out and strangle themselves.
But walking in the rain with a friend, sharing the same umbrella, to a shop that did not sell what we were looking for and walking all the way back again was oddly comforting.  If I could I’d walk without the umbrella but my friend insisted we cannot risk falling sick this week. READ MORE

Halfway There – A Failure Analysis

Everytime I tell people that I’m taking a subject called Failure Analysis, I get funny response like,
“You can actually analyze failure? Like why students fail to pass up assignments?”
“So are people taking this course called failures?”
“Oh, so you all fail all the time wan ha?”
And my favourite, “OK, analyze him/her.”

Hold On To That Speed of Light – Finale

“This is your last week?  You’re leaving us already?”
After 8 months of industrial training I’ve become quite acquainted with the receptionist who once kind of intimidated me.  We continued to chat a little, with her asking me about my future plans like everyone else did.
Everyone was packing, even the permanent employees.  The company was undergoing some renovation and everyone had to be shifted to a temporary space.  Coincidentally, the packing day was the same day as my last – so it kind of added some dramatic effect to my exit.  Boxes everywhere, and I was helping my supervisor filter the things he no longer needed. READ MORE

Hold On To That Speed of Light – Part 3

“I’m gonna paint my wall blue.”
I figured if I was going to get used to home, I was going to make it as homey as I could.  I wanted my own personal space where I could come home and unwind from a hard day’s work.  Dim lights would do the trick too.
My dad was quite cooperative in this little mission of mine.  I think he wanted me to feel very much at home as well, so this time he grumbled less and took home some paint catalogues for me the next day.  Thanks to dad, the wall was as blue as I wanted it to be within a couple of days. READ MORE

Hold On To That Speed of Light – Part 2

Panic arose as I stood in front of the ticket counter, helpless.
This cannot be happening, I thought.  I’ve just had one of the best weekends of my life and I was all revved up to begin my first day of internship in less than 12 hours.
“I’m sorry, but we’ve closed 15 minutes ago.  We can’t let you board the flight.”
I couldn’t believe it.  I dialed my brother, and then my mom – she was furious, and I thought I had just died and gone to hell.  Just as I was about to take my brother’s advice to go home the next day, I turned and saw that I wasn’t the only person who missed it.  There was a queue of people who were stranded as well!  That was quite a comforting sight to know I wasn’t the only one stuck in the predicament.  Or the only idiot. READ MORE

Hold On To That Speed of Light – Part 1

After a series of events such as the H1N1 epidemic, a crazy (and wet) surprise birthday visit at one of the most unpopular locations, a carefully-planned and executed church anniversary, a friend’s wedding, a stretch of assignments and tests and the grueling group project, I thought the 5th semester would never end.
As I was preparing myself for the final examinations, a good friend sent me an email. READ MORE

We Were Immortal

4 years ago, I was at yet another transition point of my life.
Fresh out of high school, I seized a great study opportunity and went straight for university.
In a whole new territory of strangers, we were all just trying to fit in.
After all, these are the people we were going to live with for the next 5 years.
Heck, we were all set to be friends for life.
We were foolish, naive and young.
Late-night mamaks, weekend getaways, copying assignments, skipping classes, dirty jokes, lame jokes even, birthday celebrations, tasting Ipoh night life, tasting Ipoh chicken rice, getting involved in events and putting our footprints in the university, cramming for exams, cussing the university’s internet connection, saw one basketball court bloom into five, gaming addiction, fights, staying up wee hours in the morning to finish our projects… READ MORE

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