Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Abstract of 2008

Year 2008 curtain is coming down soon. Its been a very bumpy ride compared to 2007 and 2006 for me. Made some decisive moves and changed my life tremendously. Yet, I have no regret on every single decision made. I know I didn’t managed to make more money than others, but I’m much happier than previous years.

I did the following,
1. Resigned from comfort zone and leave Malaysia
2. Took up a master course
3. Went on a roadtrip without any proper planning
4. Catch up with sports or fitness again
5. Been to Taman Negara and Sungai Kanching waterfall
6. Crushed my right wrist and immobilized for 1 month.
7. And brought it to roadtrip!
8. Had my longest MC ever, 21 days in July.
9. Ruined by total of 5 inches of lecture notes just for the sake of exam again.
10. Kept alcohol outside
11. Started to love reading
12. Extremely glad to meet so many long lost friends
13. Spent a lot more time with her
14. Burnt almost the entire savings of three years of hard work.
15. Maintained my record of punctuality at work.
16. Made two great barbeque sessions in my house, which I love to plan parties.
17. Found a new job in a new country.
18. Told my mom “If I wanted to have an easy life, I would have stayed back in my previous job for the rest of my life. I have chosen the hard way; I want to improve the situation.”

I regretted doing the following,
1. Addicted to redbull, and coffee.
2. Didn’t travel and see much of Malaysia and Singapore, or just the rest of the world.
3. Didn’t study hard enough.
4. Didn’t take much photos enough to remember year 2008.
5. Spend not enough time with parents and pet.
6. Making not enough of new friends in uni.
7. Didn’t participate hard enough in uni activities.

Major incidents that affected me,
1. Relocation of ex-company to far far unknown land.
2. Relocation to Singapore and the culture shock is just as bad as UK time.
3. Un-employed for 5 months.
4. Left parent’s umbrella and stood under rainstorms alone.

My wish in year 2009,
1. Take more time to travel.
2. Complete my master on time.
3. Stay competitive in study and work.
4. Make more people happy.
5. Update the blog more frequently.
6. Pay more attention to surroundings and friends.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Exam Results + Job Hunting + Holiday = Today

It’s been a month of holiday, awaiting exam results and job hunting. Everything comes to its end today, except holiday! Yeah!

Remember the day that I panicked like hell because of my poor attempt on one of those papers? The exam result is finally out and quite satisfying, although I’m the lowest among the rest of the classmates that I know. At least I don’t need to retake any subject. One of my friend asked

”eh, why don’t you request for review for that paper?”

my answer was

you siao ar, I can only answer one question which worth only 15 marks and you want me to look for trouble again? I’m sure fine with any grade other than ‘F’”

Found myself a job too, although the pay is not handsome, but still, better than unemployed during the recession period.

Going back to KL again tomorrow, to get some mandatory rest before the work and study stress piles up together like combo meals.

Have a nice day!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Why Wait?


Why wait until a doctor to tell you have only six months left then only you start to do something you like in life?

You only live once.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Zero New Job!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I was laughing too laugh and woke my gf up.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cool Stuff


This is real funny! You gonna regret if your missed it.

Those people are damn creative wei~~~

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Blog's Reading Level

blog readability test

How about yours?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ministers are Impressive Heroes

Our minister is somehow got leveled up again, and saying yet another some unbeatable remarks.

Developers and buyers responsible too, says Shabery

To me it sounded like this:-

Itu lu punya pasal, siapa suruh you tinggal sana? You beli rumah sana, you pun perlu bertanggungjawab tau.


Now I hope and pray damn hard so that landslide will happen to his house today. Come let’s pray with me, we don’t need such ignorant.

I agree developers are evils, but how can you say that buyers’ fault? Who wants to live in some dangerous spots if he/she knows it? Look at those artist impression posters, photoshopped advertisements. Our fault? Don’t expect a doctor will know everything about geotechnical stuffs around his home, or a geotechnical engineer to know how to operate like a surgeon. What are the authorities for? To protect whose interest?

We pay cukai this cukai that for what? To galvanise your steel rice bowl? Show us some ethics man. And some sympathy to victims too. Please, please, please! Use your pea brain hardly before making a speech.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Useless Stuffs Again

Saw this today:

Don’t cry because it is over,

Smile because it happened.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Landslide, My Version

Another huge landslide in Ulu Klang.

I could still recall the small landslide that happened to my house many years back, few years after the highland towers incident.

I remembered that day was still raining when I returned home from school. Just like one usual day, unlock the gate and walked into the house. Bloody hell! The whole ground floor was flooded with muddy water like milo, I was so shocked and quickly look for the source. Apparently the water came from second floor; this is because my house is actually sits on the hill and the backyard where the hill is connected to the second floor. In other words, the ground floor is partially underground. The worst part which makes me very fuming at was, my maid was shoving the muddy water outside of her room, to stop water entering her room only. Arghhhh!!!! How selfish is that?

The earth slide into my backyard with some medium size trees, blocked all drainage and water flooded into the living room in second floor. The water mark at living room was about one inch height while dropping to ground floor through the stairs. The one and only seen waterfall in my house. Great to see, pain to clean the mess.

It took more than a week to get things back in order. Trees need to be cut into smaller pieces and carried away from the backyard. The excessive soil too. Lastly, huge bright blue / orange plastic sheets were being pinned onto it. That was one tiring week! Pinch of salt added to the wound when I saw my maid was playing with the mud water in the living room while cleaning up. Damn it!

Since then any earth movement heard from the slope at the back will kept me awake. To run for my life just in case.

When are they going to ban those developments at very steep sites? Landslide, banned, reviewed, approved, landslide again, banned again, reviewed again and then approved again? Look at those frustrations that are brewing around my neighbourhood.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Return of Why Why Liew

Oh my goodness, I have only four posts in the entire November?


Damn, I’m just way too hardworking!

I’m just gonna put up some photos and do less talking.

Have been rotting for 2 weeks since my last exam. Applied some jobs, watched some movies and that’s all. I seriously do think that I need a life.

No reply from job application yet, probably I need to rework my resume again.

Taken while waiting for my bus to NTU

179 is the one of the two buses to NTU that I take.

NTU's administration building, I can't show you how old are those engineering depts. What to do? engineers always work in dirty places.

Night version of it.

The following photos were taken during Daren's trip to sg:

somewhere near Boat Quay

Look for the answer yourself.

Yes, the metal "durian".

Construction of Marina Bay Sands

For those who wants to convert their Malaysian driving licence to Sporean one.
Bye now.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Semester One, I’m done

At last. At last I finished my first semester in NTU.

Studying masters is no fun at all, or maybe just NTU.

Especially when you have bunch of classmates who study 24-7, and you are relegating from the league.

7-11 in my uni does not open on Sunday and subway too.

I’m going back to KL tomorrow until Friday.

Gonna sleep early today, after so many restless nights.

Currently considering to switch over to part time, doing five subjects are no longer easy for an old man. My brain is plainly just can’t spin as fast as those who are fresh from bachelor degree.

Check out my balik kampung song, isn’t it just suit my current feeling well?

Btw, you can
download it too.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

18th Nov 2008, The Day which YY Screwed His Exam

Today was my second paper, and also the worst day of my life.

I looked at the paper blankly, and don’t even know how to start with.

This is the first time I got real panic in the exam hall.

I can only answered a part which contains 15 marks confidently and the rest are just bullshit and crap. Most likely I’ll need to retake this subject, which saddens me quite a lot.

Spent quite some time of revising and yet still unable to answer it, or maybe I’m not hardworking enough?

Or maybe I’m just not qualified to study masters at all.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Slight Update

Short presentation on Wednesday night, but I'm not prepared yet.

Job interview on Thursday morning, but I'm not ready yet.

Exam next week, and the pressure is piling up till hair drop.

Need more time to sleep, eat and study.

Wish me luck on everything please.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Top 20 Restaurants in Asia

Four out of top 20 fine restaurants are in Singapore. Sadly, Malaysia don’t even have half of it.

The Miele Guide Asia’s Top 20

Who’s coming here to visit me? Bring me there ok? Student no income wor!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Yellow Skinned

I have one classmate who is a local. He is intelligent, picks up everything real fast.

He is hardworking too, just like the rest of them. He needs to wake up at 5am and catch a bus to work. His work starts at 7am and ended at 5~7pm. Then he need to rush to uni for lectures just like me. He would probably reach home around 11pm. This is his life. Looks sad and dull?

Wait till he tell you about his 8.5 months year end bonus then you’ll know. He deserved it.

There’s no free breakfast, lunch, dinner here, you have to work it out. Hardly and badly.

No one cares about your skin colour, only performance and result they want.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Busy Months


The blue ones indicate an important day.

The white one, a breathing day.

Peach one, Weekend.

Thunderstorms and turbulence ahead, please buckle up.

The best song to cure me now:

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Complain, Complain and Still Complaining

I realized that the people here are really like to complain.

Let me give you some examples,

1. When CCTV surveillance is provided at the common HDB lift, you say waste of electricity. When no CCTV, then you say why no security.
2. Unhappy because people don’t give up the seat to someone else.
3. Vehicles parked at the roadside.
4. Your bus moving too slow or your bus driver eating during his duty.
5. ERP, because they charge you when you use it on peak hour. They don’t know KL people driving midnight 3am still need to pay toll.
6. Drivers changed lanes without signaling.
7. Food court table not cleaned.
8. $3.00 breakfast is expensive.
9. People watched F1 for free on top of trees, while you have to watch it at home.

While comparing to us Malaysians, we are easier to be pleased if today:-
1. No traffic jam.
2. No flood.
3. Step into home and locked the door safely.
4. No sudden 40% increment of petrol price.
5. Back home with handbag not being snatched.
6. No duit kopi given.
7. Your neighbourhood police beat base closed due to unsafe issue.
8. Not being kicked back to China.
9. No third and forth angkasawan flying with your money.
10. Your beloved local uni got into world top 100,000
11. Out of the 10 Maybank ATM you went around, 1 is not out of service.

I’m so proud that I’m a Malaysian. Woohoo~!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

To The Moon!

India launched its first rocket to the moon today.

While Malaysia is planning to send the second angkasawan up, proud of eating roti canai on Russian’s spacecraft.

I really feel humiliated. Damn you.

Indian rocket blasts off to the moon

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It’s Great to Share!

If you have a screwed life, don’t worry. Make yourself a little bit better over here:-

Fail Blog

p/s: I just can’t stop clicking next, next, next, its damn funny……

Have a nice day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Short Review: WD My Passport Elite

My latest addition: WD My Passport Elite

So far, I’ve tried Maxtor, Seagate and also Fujitsu.

Til date, the worst HDD I ever experienced is Seagate. Failed to withstand 24 hours non-stop downloading and died on me in 1 year time. And the warranty claiming was another torturing moment as I need to courier it to Singapore from KL, simply because Malaysia’s branch is unhelpful based on other forumers’ experiences.

In fact, this is my first try on Western Digital.

5 years warranty instead of 3 like others.
Simple to use.
USB powered.
Low noise.
Lighting response on warranty issue from WD team, bravo!

The HDD is formatted to FAT32, which means no single file larger 4gb is allowed. There goes all dvd images…… sob sob sob

Price a little bit on the high side

Soft pouch is given unlike the leather ones for normal passport.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FAQ - My Daily Routine

Ever since I’ve relocated to Singapore, I took less than 10 photos from then. I have lost the interest of taking down memories of my student life in sg. I guess the huge reason behind this is my life sucks over here, well, for a student at least.

My daily routine would be rather dull, tasteless, or bleached. However, I still have the privilege of waking up late til 9am. (Yes, 9am is already considered outstanding, based on the noise level outside my room). Then followed by all basic stuffs that other humans did so in the morning.

After that, I’ll need to bring my grandma for a cup of coffee every morning. Then I’ll have a chance to grab something to eat from the kopitiam. This coffee session would normally lasts about 2.5 hours, due to the pace of my grandma, and also some pit stops at the benches along the way go and back.

Usually it will be already 11.30~12pm when I reach home, and rush to chase back some time for revising.

Lunch, it is the same everyday at home. Fried fish with fried vegetables. Healthy diet, due to my grandma’s condition. Eating the first day ok, 1 week still ok, 1 month? Cannot tahan di. But still have to eat. Eating outside oftenly would burn my RM savings even faster as I have lost my earning ability ever since I started study again. Stupid uni doesn’t allow international students to work for the first semester!

Later after lunch, I’ll pack and leave for uni. The journey from Hougang to NTU is about 1.5 hours or less. Taking the purple line all the way down to the second last station, outram park and then switch to green line all the way to the last station, boon lay. Then, I need to catch a public bus to the campus. Sometimes the queue for the bus can be as long as 1km, you can’t even fit into the first empty double decker arrived and wait for the next one.

Normally I’ll choose to study in library or reading room. Library the most of the time, because they have plenty of magazines. Haha. Basically not much activities that look rather interesting to me, I don’t need any grooming for better career, listen to any career talks nor overseas training. Even the mechanical society is almost wasted, their activities calendar is almost emptied and the only activity that launched was exam preparation and tips. WTF. There’s no technical excursion or leisure trip unlike Sheffield’s trip to greyhound racing, Rolls Royce factory visit, etc. I guess everyone here only thinks about their future and worked the rest of their life.

My classes usually starts at 6.45pm, so I need to get an early dinner for that. There are not much canteens or choices in walking distance. Really nothing proud to shout about. The lectures usually ends at 9.30pm but some nasty ones really hogged up til 9.45pm. The worst moment of my life is to squeeze into the public bus with the rest. I still remember once that I heard “excuse me” from my back when everyone is squeezing up and me being gentleman thinking that I’m blocking her to somewhere else and allow her to go through. And what she did next was cut the queue made into the bus in the nest minute. WTF. Her mainland education didn’t teach her about this?

By the time when I reach home, it is always already half past eleven and everyone is already gone to their peace zone. Tidy up myself, do some internet surfing, and hurried to my bed. There goes another day of my student life in Singapore…..

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stress Stress Stress

I can only afford to post up a small update as my first exam is logging in on the coming month.

Stresses are piling up as more and more materials needed to study.

Drowning more and more redbull and vitamins.

Hairline is retreating!

Help!!! mayday mayday!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Who Am I?

The difference between scientist and engineer.

Scientist: calculated, experiments done and came out with a very accurate and precise outcome.

Engineer: use rule of thumb, using someone’s law and slapped a safety factor of 5~10 and present to client.
Scientist: presented and explained with more and more scientific terms and clients got lost. More unknown and questions created at the end.

Engineer: part A, B and C got defects. Please change them.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Map to Somewhere

I have something is worth mentioning about.

I was in KL last weekend and some friends n I decided to eat Japanese food in Manjalara. For sure I know the directions to there but some might not familiar with that area.

So one of my motivated and considerate friends took the initiative to draw a very detail map for the others and I think it is worth to upload it over here.

Come, let’s enjoy the map.

Yong Han said someone pointing him to Holland, another one felt sick after seeing the map and didn’t turn up.

Conclusion, where to get such good friend, right?


Monday, September 22, 2008

Study Harder?

This is exactly the lecture notes for only ONE subject in ONE semester.
And i'm doing five of these...

Why so kiasu, why teach so many in so short time?

Starting to regret why should I throw myself in this shit.

Paid to suffer. haih
Gonna read all these up and sit for exam in Nov.

The Reason I Love AC Milan

I’ve being told that my posts are getting shorter and shorter, in fact it’s getting lazier and lazier… LOL.

Alright, today I’m gonna talk about my favorite football club.

Whenever each and every time a new friend asked me about which football team that I support and I’ll not hesitant to tell him that I love
AC Milan.

But how and when do I get started to support
AC Milan?

To answer this question, I must backtrack to my golden school days. I’m actually a fan of
Oliver Bierhoff. Although he’s not a very famous nor outstanding player yet he still attracts my attention.

He was then a striker in AC Milan by that time, quite an interesting partnership with
George Weah during 1998 – 2000. Both of them were my best combination in my championship manager computer game. From the game step by step, I’m being exposed to every single player inside the Milan squad. Then I’m slowly got in love with Milan.

While everyone was screaming madly for kaka, I still think that there are still a lot of players heavily contributed to the club. Just to name a few, for example, like
Cafu, Thomas Helveg, Rui Costa, Clarence Seedorf, Massimo Ambrosini, Alessandro Costacurta, Serginho, Kakha Kaladze, Leonardo, Zvonimir Boban.

Yes, I’m just highlighting those low profile players that really deserved our respect.

In order to materialize the dream of every Milan fan, Eugene and I visited San Siro during my first year in UK. We got ourselves a pair of match ticket for Milan vs Empoli. That was my first and only Serie A live match. Italian football environment is rather different from EPL one, besides that it was way cheaper to watch football in italy. Supporters in Italy are able to bring in fireworks, huge ass banners, sing and shout as loud as possible.

It was a Sunday afternoon game and the stadium was packed with spectators, we were seated in the neutral zone or rather “tourist” zone. In fact I couldn’t recall much that happen on that day since it was more than four years ago. I’ll let the pictures to do the talking.

I’ve update to Milan official song and on for a week long to celebrate their first win in the new season. Hahahaha.

The outlook of San Siro

This were the soft and comfy seats we had.

People getting the paint job done.

Milan players warming up near fan zone.... WTF

The hardcore Milan Fan.

No wonder they're so cool.

Flares were already up before the game start.

The starting of first half.

Another neutral or tourist zone.

The final score, it was a penalty.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Just a Small Update For Now

This is my 101th post in blogger ever since Dec 2007.

It’s Week 7 in my first semester and recess week too~~!


Finally I’m getting a rest and time to pick up my leftover studies again.

Oh ya, I’m returning to KL on 25th to 30th Oct. Yeah, trying to beat the raya rush!

p/s: Happy Birthday to yy! [why it sounds so lame and pathetic….]

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ninja Cat

omg so cute!

Fwd: Crackdown My Foot!

Something that worth a little bit of your precious reading time.

Crackdown My Foot!

Malaysia Boleh! Filipino Boleh!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Shocked Moment!


Read this!

Bus shelters in the city go missing

New bus shelters were gone!

Right in the middle of the city, right in broad daylight!

One of them was just facing the DBKL headquarters and they don't even aware about it. WTF

DBKL Boleh! Malaysia Boleh!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Is this what you all Chinese BN supporters voted and hoping for?

Allowing him to act like an untrained animal?

Where’s the Internal Security Act?


It’s time to wake up. We can’t allow this to happen anymore.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Something to Share

I came across a phrase that is quite interesting.

“The question isn’t how do u reach your goal,
it’s who do you follow?”

got this from Hartford’s advertisement.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I Missed Chewing Gums!

I was back to KL on the last weekend.
Guess what i bought when I reach the first rest stop in Msia?

I missed chewing gums damn alot.


My Life

The view from my window.

I'm stucked in the middle of concrete forest.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Road Trip 10~13/07/2008 - Part 5

Day 4 - 13/7/08

Ah ha. Finally this is the last post about this trip. Phewww..

The view of local town in Cameron Highlands, we were the only tourists there.

It was actually an apartment unit and rented out to us.

The first destination would be Sungai Palas. Great place for breakfast with nice view. In fact I would prefer the T-café for scones. Cheaper and taste better. However, we were running out of time and so we combined both objectives in one place. As usual, it was so crowded and all nice locations were already seated. Some of us had cakes, scones, and sandwiches. All of us ordered different flavours of teas and got mixed up eventually since we are not good in distinguishing them.

The brothers of the century.

The last breakfast for our road trip.

Posing is necessary.

The next place we went was the strawberry farm. It’s definitely not an easy place to find the farm. It’s situated deep inside the Sungai Palas and you will see a signboard on your way to BOH Tea Center.

Most of the members were given a basket and spreaded off quickly to harvest strawberries like hardworking bees.

Our machine in front of the animal farm

On the way back, we stopped by at the Blue Valley to get some vegetables back home.

Most of the day was spent inside the car as we traveled from Cameron Highland back to KL via Simpang Pulai route.

This is how we ended our 4 days road trip, with tiredness, sweats, burnt skins, few hundreds poorer, back home with lots of smelly clothes, vegetables and strawberries.

Lastly, I enjoyed much and looking forward to the next trip!
The End

Super Mario Game