Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Malaysian don't like book?

Normally, I would avoid post blog contain any hostility with any organization.. especially organization within Malaysia. This is because I deeply love and respect my country. (Now all rise for the National Anthem)

However, this particular organization had overstepped the boundary. So I will do what I need to do.

Last Tuesdays, I saw an article being post all over my campus. Like a crocodile to avoid its prey, so I take a peek at the article. The article entitled “Tiada orang baca buku di Stesen LRT, tren, komuter, bas dan tumpuan umum” translated “ Nobody reading at LRT station, train, commuter, public carrier & public places” written by Rosalinda Md.Said for Utusan newspaper.

Or you can simple read it here (if you can read in Malay Language)

The whole article consist of their founding regarding why nobody read book at LRT station, train, commuter, public carrier & public places. They say Malaysians simple don’t read book because they don’t like book.

I just can’t tolerate with this statement. Are they drunk when they stated this? Obviously they are also doesn’t like book because their statement is way too outrageous. Many people know that books are equivalent to knowledge or wisdom. It almost like saying Malaysians doesn’t like knowledge.

So hypothetically, based on their theory,
Every day I don’t eat bread because I don’t like bread.
Or, I don’t wear Baju Melayu because I don’t like Baju Melayu.
Or, I don’t go to government agencies because I don’t like government.
I don’t watch television programme because I don’t like television programme.
I don’t go to school because I don’t like school.
I don’t take public carrier because I don’t like public carrier.

The last is true because I don’t like public carrier due to bad experiences, but the rest is a wrong tautology.

Just because I don’t eat bread doesn’t mean I dislike them, this is because I just prefer rice. I’m Asian for god sake. I don’t go to government agencies because I don’t have any business with them, not because I hate them. I don’t go to school simply because I already 22 years old. Not because I don’t like them. The point is, there are many other factor need to be consider to make a correct judgement.

Now, let me answer the article big question.
Why nobody reading at LRT station, train, commuter, public carrier & public places.

Well hello..of course you will find nobody or less people reading book in public carrier.
First of all, they do the survey in high population area. The place is not suitable, have you been in any public carrier in KL areas. The place is way too crowded. How I supposed to read when there like 9 other people squeezing me. How I’m supposed to read a sad novel when people will watch me and wondering why am I crying? If I read a comedy novel, how I supposed to laugh regarding joke in the novel without other people suspecting me for laughing at themselves. How I supposed to focus reading educational book with the buzzing and revving all around me. Not to mention the LRT announcer speaking.

Nevertheless, the main reason why I don’t read in public carrier is because the public carrier is moving. What if I missed my destination? Will the public carrier be kind enough to reverse and drop me? Besides, I easily feel not comfortable when reading something in public carrier. It will be much better to read at my cozy home uninterrupted and without feeling nausea every 5 minutes.

Beside, the gap to reading is too short. Let say I want to go to Masjid Jamek from Setiawangsa. It will be like half an hour gap. Is it really a good idea to bring a book with me? What happen when it start raining? Do I wish my precious book to be soaked in rain because I want to read every minute I can grab of?

How about at the bus stop, why nobody reading in the bus stop? Obvious because they are waiting for the bus to arrived. “Crap, I missed my bus because I too concentrate reading my joyful book. Never mind, I just wait another 30 minutes” or “Let’s go kids, take your favorite book and let’s all headed bus stop to sit there and read. Never mind all the carbon monoxide, smoke or dirt that deteriorates your health or the book. Don’t bother about other people who actually waiting for bus. Don’t be intimidated by their stare because we sit at their place.”

Then the writer goes to higher learning education places. Shockingly, the writer doesn’t find any undergraduate read book between classes or while waiting their friends. ROTF, “Hurm, there are like another one hour before my class start. Let’s read a book while ignoring the lack of glucose in my brain drain from 3 hour lecture this morning”. Let me give you a little head up, when we concentrate on something, our brain glucose will reduce gradually. Our brain can suffer damage if the glucose is way too low. Thus, subconsciously our body will stop us from focusing to avoid more glucose lose. This explains why we easily distracted and felling drowsy during the class. In drowsy mode, unconsciously we will lay down our head to fill up glucose to our brain. In addition, the average time people have before distracted are roughly 15 minutes. How to avoid these low glucose syndrome? The quick answer is sweet thing such as chocolate because sweet thing contain high glucose. But be careful because unutilized glucose will be stored in fat format in case we need quick glucose fixed. This also explained why sweet stuff fatten people. Back on track, that’s why subconsciously, we will do low pressure activities to let our body fill up glucose up in our brain.

Obviously, the writer didn’t take these factors in their research or other facts such as that another half of Malaysia who doesn’t take public carrier. How they can say that Malaysian don’t like book based on people in public transport while ignoring other half Malaysia that have their own transport. Maybe next week they will do another survey at traffic light and look at car owner during red light or rush hour. “Wow, none of these driver neither their passenger read book while waiting for red light nor the rush hour” “You are right, maybe they don’t like book neither” “So it is safe to conclude that Malaysians doesn’t read nor like book” “Yeah, now let’s go survey at KLCC park and write story why Malaysians so lazy these days”.

By the way, if you want to get a better and accurate survey. Make sure you consider other factors or do the appropriate approach. If I want to know whether Malaysian love book or not. I will go to their home and observe how many book in there. Now I know why only academia people can publish thesis and such. Maybe I do a thesis regarding Malaysian reading habits.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm not fat..I'm big boned..

If a person tell u that u gain weight..she got eyes problem..
When more 20 people say the same's time for pt (physical training) again..

Bout a year ago..I know this day will come..but I don't expect to come so sooner..
so I weight myself after the ROTU day parade..62 kg..

today, I just weight myself again.. 75 kg!!! wtf!!!

OMG!! what happen if i suppose to run for my life tomorrow..
I dun think I can run more than 10meter..

I need to do those physical training again..
I need to start running those 2km route again..
I need to do all that "tampar lalat"..
all those front supports..
hopping squares..
sit up..
squat jump.. it'll be much harder because I will not get paid like usual..

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jot that down

I always don't get it why we as undergraduate always have to quote
other people work?

Is it because the people we quote are good at what they are?

Or is it because this is the indirect way of the Faculty telling
us that we are no instead speak with our opinion, better
stop all the gibberish because all that will make us appear less
brightly than a broken car headlight.

The part I hate most is that we should memorize all the saying
because that what the lecturer prefer to see in our test paper
instead of what we really understand on particular subject.
I remember particular time before a test when I beginning to
question myself. Why should I remember what others people saying?

I not even personally know the guys. How can I be sure that he
stated what is right?

So here is the interesting part. I need to cited a random person
quote in my paper because that will make my essay to appear solid
and I will get a handsome mark. There a saying say that "Meluntur
buluh biar dari rebungnya". If we don't want our kids to be a
prick who can't even count their money. We have to teach them from
kindergarden. Obviosly, not after they spend all their money
(ptptn to be precise) in a new mobile phone model. Thus, if we
want these fresh mind to think fresh. I don't think we supposed to
splash black ink at the white sheet. Instead of telling people to
remember bluntly every word. Why not explaining to us what is the
significant of remember these word? Let's try something

"A plan is a goal, indicating certain beliefs; a schedule,
specifying steps to be taken;a theory, considering
relationships;and a precedent, established for existing

(R.M.Cyert and J.G.March)

This is a quote stating what "Planning" is supposed to mean. Other
than this, there are like at least another 5 quote stating what is
"Planning" by others people I learn so far. Thus, aren't that these quotes
themselves saying that there aren't any best answer. Then why
should our own opinion be any less different? Is it just because
we don't have any certificate up in our wall?

I wonder what will happen to brilliant mind back in the days if
they have to learn by quote instead of make a new discovery.
Furthermore, no wonder Adi Putra will find himself crying in some
bureaucratic school.

Reader Digest Quote

Some question don't have answer, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn
Katharine Graham

The big won't beat the small - the fast wil beat the slow
John Chambers

Don't worry that children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you.
Robert Fulghum

It is better to sleep on things beforehand, than lie awake about them afterwards
Baltasar Gracian

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J.K. Rowling

He who dines with arrogance sleeps with shame
Spanish proverb

Pull over for the idiots and let them pass, even when you're going pretty fast already
Mike Sochacki

Show up, pay attention, speak from the heart, and don't be attached to the outcome
Lynne Borsc

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
Laiko Bahrs

When you realise you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm
Dan Heist

You learn something new everyday if you pay attention
Ray Leblond

Don't supply the rocks that are to be thrown at you
Gene Daly

Never leave a place where you are having a good time to go somewhere else where you only think you'll have a better time
Rich Leblond

Million long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon
Susan Ertz

Your bigest competitor is your own view of your future
Watt Wacker & Jim Taylor

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat
Hane Wagner

Making long-term decisions requires short-term difficulties
Larry Demarest

The past happened, but history is only what someone wrote down
A. Whitney Brown

What a child doesn't receive, he can seldom later give
P.D James

Better days are coming. They are called Saturday & Sunday
Muhammad Junaid Owais

Nation like to drive their rulers out, but they object when strangers do it for them
Jeanine Batide

There is a time in the life of every problem when it s big enough to see, yet small enough to solve
Mike Leavitt

Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results.
Jenry Flint

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him
Robert Savage

There is nothing to lost by decording your faults
Sophia Bedford-Pierce

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life
Muhammad Ali

A man who wants to do something will find a way, a man who doesn't will find an excuse
Stephen Dolley, JK

The only way you can truly control how you're seen is by being honest all the time
Tom Hank

No-one has a fines command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut
Sam Rayburn

Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching
Jim Stovell

The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it's also the first to be replaced
Marily Vos Savant

A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success
Cullen Hightower

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sun Tzu Quote

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.

All warfare is based on deception.

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness.

Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?

Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.

For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards.

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.

Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.

If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.

If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.

It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move.

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.

You have to believe in yourself.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Experience is a wonderful thing..

Today I woke up thinking I was late..
Thus, after wash up and all that, take my keys..
rev up the engine..Puncak Perdana here I come!! (with loathe)
When I arrived at the location..I feeling something is not right..Do I forgot something?? Seriously..I can feel something awful but to going on..
then when I'm in front of my class..after I look at my timetable..then it strike me hard..

CRAP!!..I'm an hour early.. again.. for the fourth time.. what kind of moron will keep repeating a same mistake like fourth time.. and I think now is the week 8 or 9.. meaning half the time I always come way too early..

look like I need to fix up my PDA..very badly..
also I innocently stroll to class today without realising I have a test waiting for me today..what happening to me? or should I say..What is wrong with me??

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Letter to me..

I was watching "How I Meet Your Mother" Season 5..Episode 10 when Marshall read a letter written to him by him when he was 15..then it strike to me..

maybe i should write a letter to me when I'm I did..
at the end of the letter..i add a little P/S
"Dun forget to write a letter for u when you 30 & 35"
this will be fun when I read the letter when I'm 25..

now the big question..
How do I store the letter to somewhere save & reachable when I'm 25??
Maybe you also should write a letter yourself..