Friday, October 28, 2005

Beat it!

Listening To: Damien Rice "The Blower's Daughter"

no, not the Michael Jackson song...

no, not asking u to 'siam' or go away...

after countless hours sitting in front of the monitor until my eyes are all pain and teary, and after countless nites with only less than 5 hours of sleep, with dunno-how-many-times of trials and error, and throw in some serious walkthrough searching.......I FINALLY BEAT PRINCE OF PERSIA : WARRIOR WITHIN !!! yes!!! finished both endings hahahaa!!!

what this means is that now i dun have use my roomie's PC anymore to play game......finally can concentrate on doing projects and stuff.

it also means that i haven't start on my documentation for the FYP...and the draft is due Monday......crap......

now u know that I AM THAT LAZY.

Monday, October 24, 2005


added a board in the blog coz too bored, jz trying it out...gimme some comments......

Friday, October 21, 2005


Caught the news quite late (at about 3.30pm compared to my frens who knew it early in the morning) at the college canteen when these group of people started distributing free copies of Tong Fang Ri Pao (Eastern Daily, literally translating)...

The PM's wife Datin Seri Endon Mahmood has passed away in the morning after years of battle with breast cancer. Today was a quiet and gloomy day for Malaysia. Our condolences to the PM and the family members. May she Rest In Peace...

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Let's hope it doesn't disappoint

The other day Ms.Simone suggested that we form a trip and go watch the play Pygmalion at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center at Sentul to better understand the story seeing that we are studying the drama of the same name for this sem......

I was highly anticipating it, as I missed Stomp last September because of exam...and also because this is the first time I WILL watch a play (WILL, if the trip jadi-lah)...but after visiting the Pygmalion page at, most of the comments there were negative, saying it's boring la, rubbish la, singing off-key I was wondering whether I should watch the play or not......

I think I go-lah, Harith Iskander wei......

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Listening To: Jet "R U Gonna Be My Girl"


Passed all the exam papers for last semester!!! I was soooooo afraid that the F word will pop up and my Comp Comm exam will fail......HAHA! screw you Comp Comm!!!

Whoo Hoo!!!

I made a promise to myself that if I passed the Comp Comm paper I will go vegan for 1 whole week......well, I wonder if I can keep that promise, seeing that today is supposed to be the second day after results out......


Monday, October 17, 2005

Sunday morning

it's been a week since my last update, coz i was busy with the that the initial testing's over, all's left is some improvement on the system and preparation for the documentation draft. My estimate is that it's gonna take me at least 1 week working non stop. But anybody who knows me knows that I won't start til the last minute......

Went to the newly opened Jaya Jusco in Seremban 2 with my family and neighbours just to check out the place. All 16 of us packed into 2 Toyota about cramming. Anyway, the place was still new, and quite small compared with the one in Wangsa Maju which I'm used to go to, but at least it has a cineplex. (TGV, with only 5 cinemas...but the seats were surprisingly comfy)

Me and Alex went to catch a moive, only because dad and mom and the auntie uncles are busy in the feng shui shop and showhouses and I'll be bored to death there. And I also haven't went to the cinemas since Revenge of the Sith. Watched The Transporter 2, nice movie, ridiculously impossible but great action scenes, minimum to almost non-existent plot, a villain who has great Brylcreem hair with a sidekick lover assassin who walks around only in lingerie (woo hoo!!! me the pervert...) while double wielding Uzis...and best of all, the mere presence of Jason Statham, who's so uber cool he could beat Bond hands down when it comes to suaveness.

One more thing: I haven't had a good night's sleep since 3 weeks ago because of the project, getting in bed at 3-4am and waking up at 11-12pm the next day. I'm sick of this kind of life, yet no noticeable flu or sickness. Now after 1 day in hometown, my usual once-in-every-two-month flu attack strikes again. Talk about coincidence......

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

FYP Testing

It's the start of the new semester. Today's first lecture was in the new ABA lecture hall opposite UTAR. and to my horror we're studying Distributed Computer System and OOSAD. damn, not one subject that I'm familiar with. And there's a Liberal Art subject we're taking which is Drama, also taught by Ms. Simone who previously taught the Short Story subject. Maybe this time she won't bore us by reading stories again. Nonetheless, I hope it turns out right. At least I don't have to study that dreaded World Religion as rumoured by dunno-who. Again, the Liberal Arts is a breath of fresh air, well for me at least, coz I'm damn sick of programming.

I can't begin to imagine facing the computer screen 12 hours non-stop later when I work.

Anyway, after the lecture me and Frankie were going to book the comp lab for our FYP testing on Wednesday. Just as I was about to fill in the booking form Ms.Ngoi, my supervisor, called me on the cell. Surprise! She postponed our testing period by one day to Thursday 1pm! Damn it's good to know we got xtra 1 day to complete the parts that we thought otherwise couldn't finish. The downside is that there's another supervisor on the spot to test our system. Just hope everything runs well, or else I'll be vomitting blood again.

Still pending and working on:
* VB data reports (the SQLs still doesn't work, goddammit someone help me)
* ASP main page
* generate test data for testing

here's something I got from soe chin. It gets better towards the end. :)

You know you are living in 2005 when...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself. Go on, forward this to your friends know you want to!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

2 More Days

Thats the number of days left until the new semester starts on Monday. For me it's gonna be my last semester in TARC...after that it's graduation. damn.

The FYP is also due shortly. I really hope that me and my partner's testing period is in the latter stage so that we can buy more time to finish what we have not completed yet. It's very unlikely though. I wonder if they have an extending period...

I still have the reporting and help files to do. The reports sucks. How come the SQL can't work when combining 2 tables? goddamn......and I'm also quite worried about my partner coz he's got all the ASP part to do......I'm such a failure, can't help him much......

well, gotta go, work work work......


Franz Ferdinand's latest album "You Could Have It So Much Better" is out. Get the album, highly recommended. Link courtesy of Soe Chin.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Movie Madness

I've been quite busy these few weeks and with the added pressure from completing the FYP on time...and there's nothing much to blog about here's another blog meme. (lazy to write something original...not that I'm original in the first place :P)


Take this list of the top 100 movies from the IMDB and bold the movies you have seen. (not sure where this is originally from). This list is from September 2005.

1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
5. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
6. Schindler's List (1993)
7. Casablanca (1942)
8. Star Wars (1977)
9. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
10. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)
11. Pulp Fiction (1994)
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
13. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
14. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
15. Rear Window (1954)
16. Dr.Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
17. Citizen Kane (1941)
18. Cidade de Deus (2002)
19. The Usual Suspects (1995)
20. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
22. C'era una volta il West (1968)
23. Memento (2000)
24. North by Northwest (1959)
25. Psycho (1960)
26. Goodfellas (1990)
27. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)
28. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
29. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
30. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
32. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
33. American Beauty (1999)
34. The Matrix (1999)
35. Fight Club (1999)
36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
37. Vertigo (1958)
38. The Pianist (2002)
39. Paths of Glory (1957)
40. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
41. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
42. Taxi Driver (1976)
43. The Third Man (1949)
44. Se7en (1995)
45. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
46. Boot, Das (1981)
47. Léon (1994)
48. Crash (2004)
49. M (1931)
50. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
51. Double Indemnity (1944)
52. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
53. Chinatown (1974)
54. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
55. Some Like It Hot (1959)
56. Rashômon (1950)
57. L.A. Confidential (1997)
58. All About Eve (1950)
59. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
60. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
61. American History X (1998)
62. Untergang, Der (2004)
63. Modern Times (1936)
64. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
65. Alien (1979)
66. Raging Bull (1980)
67. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
68. The Incredibles (2004)
69. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
70. Vita è bella, La (1997)
71. The Sting (1973)
72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
74. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
75. Amadeus (1984)
76. Mr.Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
77. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
78. City Lights (1931)
79. The Shining (1980)
80. The Great Escape (1963)
81. On the Waterfront (1954)
82. The Apartment (1960)
83. Ran (1985)
84. Aliens (1986)
85. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
86. Metropolis (1927)
87. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
88. Touch of Evil (1958)
89. Sin City (2005)
90. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
91. The Great Dictator (1940)
92. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
93. Braveheart (1995)
94. Donnie Darko (2001)
95. Jaws (1975)
96. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)
97. Strangers on a Train (1951)
98. High Noon (1952)
99. Finding Nemo (2003)
100. Annie Hall (1977)


28 out of is not bad lah......btw, from the list above I have the DVDs for these movies, but haven't found the time to watch yet:

1. The Godfather (1972)
4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
13. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
20. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
30. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
42. Taxi Driver (1976)
48. Crash (2004)
57. L.A. Confidential (1997)
64. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
67. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
75. Amadeus (1984)
83. Ran (1985)
93. Braveheart (1995)

It's strange that some of my favourite films which are really good didn't make it to the top 100, like Dances With Wolves, Forrest Gump, or Terminator 2......It seems that these movies are almost indie flicks or not the typical Hollywood blockbusters, but I like them...I have come to realize that the normal Hollywood productions are getting boring each day and the Hong Kong film industry is no better...which is why I steer clear on the normal cinema going pleasure (except only the rare occasional gems) and have since scoured for indie productions on DVDs.

Anyways, hopefully the completion of the FYP will grant me more time for these movie-watching sessions.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

October 1st

Listening To: Foo Fighters "Big Me"

It's my birthday!!! WHOO-HOO !!!

I am now officially 21 years old, it's the time of entering adulthood, which means:

1. I can't act like a kid anymore, but i will anyway......

2. I can drive...but my dad won't let me......

3. I should already have a girlfren, but I dun......

4. I can vote, and I should vote...for the right government.....but I'm too lazy to register......

5. I should graduate in about 5 months and enter the working force...


Thanks to everyone who wished me happy birthday (thru e-mails, friendster testimonials, SMS). KJ, WL, and VV, thanks for the lovely sweat shirt and pants, loved it!