Saturday, March 6, 2010


You’ll know that things are changing (or rather know that your getting when the topic of conversations have shifted among best friends and friends. It was not too long ago in primary school where all the boys would gather round Monday morning, before or after assembly, talking about the recent episode of power rangers that was aired during the weekend. There were other shows or cartoons as well like spiderman and etc though can’t recall the others at the moment. Only knew that power rangers was a popular topic during early primary. Then it shifted a little bit more to fighting/action movies and wrestling during late primary; mimicking all those moves in class when the teachers weren’t around =P. Then there was hari kanak-kanak (those were the where we’d all be discussing what toys or board games or items to bring to school to play with. Remember discussing when we’d bring our badminton rackets to play..what board games to bring (think monopoly was in the list..and there was carom as well!)..and just have fun..well since the tests and all were over by then xD. The girls? Well not too sure what they’d talk about, though I don’t think it included sailormoon (but that’s just what the boys all thought..haha).

Then came secondary school, where the topics of conversation really started to spread out. Computer games were infectious especially during early secondary with the introduction of half-life and counter strike. There were conversations on sports (mostly football), cars, motorbikes, electronic gadgets, handphones, movies, teachers, clubs and societies, seniors, music and etc.. oh yea and not forgetting girls as well.. lol.. especially at the end of the year where classmates would somehow be able to attain year books from the other schools.. (macam hot cakes saja when the books are seen in class.. lol). Would be talking alot about exams when they were drawing nearer as well and lament about how close it was (days remaining to the exams would be writing on the blackboard) and daydream about the holidays after (you’d get classmates then writing the remaining days to the holidays after the exams xD). What follows was upper secondary, where committees of clubs and societies can be heard discussing about meetings, activities and etc... and everyone would soon be able to get their vehicle licenses. Wow-zers, I never heard that much talk of motorbikes till I got into f4 with names of models and its specs flying all over the place, stories of incidents, accidents and injuries and what nots. Then it evolved into cars when everyone was in f5 instead.. haha. Aside from the usual topics of conversation, there was something new when it came to upper secondary: tertiary education.. what to do? Where to go? How to go about it? College or f6? And etc.. If it wasn’t about the usual topics... it would be about studies.. lol

Suffice to say that tertiary studies in has had pretty much the same topics as secondary school... with the exception of a higher anime and manga influence in diploma.. lol.. i’m guessing we’d still be talking about bleach every Friday when till we start work (unless it ends early.. which dosen’t seem likely at the moment). Getting close to finishing the degree? Well topics then go to where are ya gonna work? Where would you stay? Any thoughts about having your own family.. and etc.. big change from the power rangers talk ain’t it? Lol. And I used to be up-to-date with pokemon.. now?.. my cousin has to lecture me on it.. and shakes his head whenever I don’t know a particular pokemon.. lol..dangggg. Didn’t really give the change of topic of conversations much thought till I was having a chat with my best friend before he flew back to the land down under. Talking about how life would be working, and perhaps having a family? thoughts on bachelorhood didn’t seem to get such an excited approval.. lol.. when it was mentioned that a few of his uncles.. were.. well.. seemed to lead a boring life?? –shrug- His dad cut in saying that having a family would be better... his mum gave a nod of approval to that as well... lol... and his dad then gave an interesting comment “how things have changed eh? Topics of conversations aren’t what they used to be anymore” (he gave with a small laugh). Known each other since standard 4.. gosh.. 12 years? Wow.. from singing westlife songs in class bout girls.. to well.. talking about the choices and options and views about life itself... and its just the beginning isn’t it?

Yea I like looking back on younger days and such.. though I guess I’d better pay more attention to the present.. and just prepare for what I can in the future instead of thinking too much about it?

On another note.. if only it were this simple:

Hector: What are you going to do after you graduate?
Jeremy: Go to college

Hector: What are you going to do after college?
Jeremy: Make tones of money

Hector: (=.=) Solid strategy
Jeremy: Yeah, I feel sorry for people who don’t have a plan

LOL... guess it could be right? lol

Sunday, September 6, 2009

people are like books....

All of us have different covers, we come in different shapes and sizes and colours, we have different contents, are placed in different genres, shelved in different sections.. though we all have a story to tell, a story that holds meaning to ourselves and the people around us. You could say i’m just expanding on the old saying: “don’t judge a book by its cover”. Every book is different. And how we would connect with a book would be different as well. No two books are the same.. each brings with it different stories, experiences and thoughts. I’d go as far as saying that people aren’t just normal books, but books similar to the ones you’d get in Harry Potter. Remember those? Each book was alive with the ‘personality’ of its contents. The book of invisibility could not be found (perhaps a book on ‘uncloaking invisibility’ should be paired with it in a, the book of magical creatures had jaws that could munch your fingers off (wonders whether it could have been trained to be a pet?)...We’re kinda like those books in that.. we have personality.. we show it on a daily basis albeit perhaps not the full personality..but some of our personality nonetheless. And we are each read in a different manner, requiring different means of opening and reading (random: so i guess those who have the hands and strength of Hagrid would have no problems reading ‘books’?.. except maybe if he needed to read minute books?lol). So i guess people shouldn’t be too hard to read? They just need to opened and read in special ways?

Oh well just the itty bitty of my thoughts that pop out just before bedtime. And i’ll end with an edition to another saying from Shakespeare: “the world’s a stage..and all the men and women merely players”. I’d say.. the world’s a library and the men and women are the books that fill its shelves” (perfect for those who study and observe people me thinks.. lol)..and that's one heck of a library i'd say XD..

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

~Study harder!!!!~

~Do what you what you do~

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Something which inevitably goes on and can't be turned back..

Time seems to be in my mind alot this semester: having a microcontroller project of building a digital clock to having a game proposal report based on the theme of time travelling and even to the thought that the end of next year.. i'm done with my degree.. fancy that.

Time is something that dosen't follow our needs at most times. When examinations are drawing nearer, you'd wish that there was just that much more time to cram in more info into your head but you'd wish all the more for the holidays to arrive faster to let yourself go and bask in the laziness of breaks =). You'd wish you could turn back time when your assignment due dates draws closer (i sense procrastination bells or to make right the wrongs that you've done.

Times of pain and hurt that you'd wish you could just fast-forward or erase.

Then there are those times when you'd wish time would just stop or slow down to enjoy the moments in life: moments of laughter, joy, moments spent with loved ones, those you care for, friends and the likes, and moments of glory of achievements. Maybe that's being too light, i should say those times of laughter in which you just couldn't stop, or get up from, or which brings out tears and ache to your jaws..the real lols, rofls, lmaos and the likes XD. Those times when you'd have those you care for all around you - sharing, talking, laughing, playing and having the spirit of together-ness. Those moments with those close to you, spent by just sharing dreams,hopes, pains, joys, talking, joking and listening. If only those moments could have lasted longer or perhaps be forever recorded into our memories. (I'm not sure whether eating something new like pig's blood counts as those moments that should be recorded

Though time is made in a way so as we do not take it for granted.
Time waits for no man.
Every moment should be cherished and stored for it its through all these moments, regardless of sorrow and joy, for that makes us who we are, that makes us grow.

There's a saying that goes:
"Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

A beautiful line really.. though i think it makes life pretty short dosen't it? Why just moments that take our breath away? Why not just moments that we smile or laugh? Aren't those moments worth taking into account as well? How about those moments where we got struck down.. and managed to rise again?

I'm not saying i fully cherish and utilize every second of my life... i do at times take them for granted... i guess i'm just slowly realizing and learning to take every moment in... heck these are just my thoughts.. been plaguing my mind before i sleep for awhile now so thought i'd might as well write some bits and pieces of it down..

Time time time.....

(I think this is due to reading too much cherub..=p)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Simplicity vs Complexity

Its funny how at times.. the simpliest of matters get blown out of proportion and made into something complex. Too much thought can be put on something straighforward... leading to confusion. Nike's motto says it all: Just do it. Simple really.. but in reality comes the doubts and excuses: Why should i? Should i? but... Is that right? Are you sure? Its not my concern.. Don't feel like it.. and the list goes on.

Then comes the why should something complex.. be made complex? why can't it be made simple?? Would that be impossible?

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."- Charles Mingus

Then again.. would it seem complex due to inefficient knowledge? Textbooks.. at times i wonder why do they phrase it the way they do? Why use the "grandmother story" method to explain when there are simplier alternatives? Is it due to the need to seem professional? @.@ or am i just.. lacking proper foundation knowledge? (stars in system and signals.. blah)

Simplicity vs complexity... give me simplicity anyday.. but then again.. i tend to think too much.. so.. perhaps its time to grow out of it? maybe?lol

"People walk in and out of our lives everyday.. but there are those who will leave footprints in our hearts..."


Wednesday, March 25, 2009



1/2 cup of lazy
1 cup of distraction
1 tablespoon of daydreaming
1/3 cup of excuses
1 teaspoon of temptation


Mix ontop of "workload that must be done".
Let it sit until workload and exam due dates arrive.

Well done!You've just made a disaster =p

On that note, better get back to work...