Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Of Random Topics and Conversation

The kinds of topic that I can come up and have a conversation with people can be random. From religion to honesty. Presidential candidates to love relationship. Tom Hanks to Gandhi. Conversation to topics.

I'm a person that watch Discovery Channel and read interesting articles from Digg. I'm fascinated by science and I just love to expand my general knowledge. Digg also provides me with interesting facts and not to mention "stupidity" that happens around the globe.

When you have all this knowledge with you, you will have that tendency to share and talk about it and there lies the problem.

To whom?

"Religion is a double-edged sword. Religion induce faith and faith makes people strong. Faith give you that drive to do something, that can be both good or bad. Faith helps you to overcome hard times. Faith also pushes those to pursue holy act like suicide bombing."

"John McCain and Barrack Obama, the most well talked about US Presidential candidates that will most likely get the post this coming election scheduled November 4, 2008. Obama has choosen Joe Biden as his vice-president, an experienced senator who has been around for quite some time while McCain has choosen Sarah Palin, Alaska Governor which has a lot of scandals around her. One of is her being unable to quote the souce of her quotes."

"Tom Hanks. I just love his movie. The Terminal, how he got stuck in a airport when his country is in war, making him a person that does not has a nationality. Forrest Gump, story of a man and his epic journey through life meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture and experiencing first-hand historic events of the 20th century while being largely unaware of their significance due to his low intelligence. Cast Away, a FedEx employee who is stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane goes down over the South Pacific. "

"Honesty is the best policy. How true is that? If you are honest and say words that can hurt a person, is that a good thing? Of course, being honest is for the best but hurting others feeling and making them to hate you, are that what you want? Or would you rather tell white lies to make them feel better and to keep the relationship? Well, the conclusion that I came up with is honesty depends on two thing, one is importance of that person to you, whether the truth should be told or not and the other factor is the situation, where at times, you have to tell white lies to save your ass or to console a person."

Again, to whom am I suppose to talk all this to?
I'm sure there are someone out there whom I can share all this with but up until this moment, I cannot find one in UPM.

Luckily, at times, my eldest sis will listen to me and she will have her share of interesting topics, mainly on economics and health. My other two sisters will sometimes listen too.

But, the issue here is to have someone around me, preferably in UPM, to have all this conversation. People around me there talks about different things. Just no my cup of tea. Luckily enough, I got to know a few friends from PU camp that I *think* I can talk this with. At least with them, I can express myself better and freely, mainly because we converse in English. Too bad they stay far away and we don't get to meet too much. They are in different faculty too.

Oh well, life still goes on and I will continue to seek.
Till that day comes...


Listening to
背叛 (Bei Pan)



Tuesday, September 16, 2008


First post for the new semester.
Not something I thought I would write in my blog.

Here is the deal.
I have a confession to make.
In my entire lifetime up until now, I do not have someone that I can talk to from bottom of my heart. None.

When I have problems, I keep it to myself.
When I am moody, I seek to be alone.
When I am sad, I go to sleep, hoping to forget both cause and pain
When I am stress, I go crazy by mumbling and do silly stuff.

What I am asking isn't much.
All I am asking is for is someone I can speak my heart to without worrying anything, that are willing to spare time to share, give and take of course and keeping in touch frequently.
How come I see people with a best friend that he/she can talk everything with but I cannot find one?

I'm tired. Tired of trying to get stuff done all alone.

There is so much more to say and write but it is just not appropriate to write it here.
I think I am showing sign of weakness by writing this here.
Hopefully for the last time.

Time to sleep. And forget all about this post.


Listening to
Tapi Bukan Aku


Kenyataan Perasaan

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Glasses Makes You Look Better

It has been some time now that I feel that having glasses is cool.
I'm sure those who wear glasses are sure to argue with me that having glasses isn't as cool as it seems and is damn inconvenient.

You have to bring it along all the time. You have to pay for the damn thing. You have to take good care of it. It doesn't come cheap.

Well, my friend, now let me tell you a good news.
Glasses does make you look better.
Here's how.


Priceless huh?
See glasses are cool.
Imma go get one. Maybe.


Listening to
Because I Don't Love (사랑하지 않으니까요 )


The Brian

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Al Bhed Translator!

It has been 3 week since my holiday and I've been spending my days doing sports, playing games and surfing the net. As I was surfing, I came across this program, Al Bhed to English Translator.

For those who has no idea what Al Bhed is, do kindly read a quick fact below.

The Al Bhed are a faction of technologists in the role-playing games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. They are notable for their use of machina (prohibited by the games' dominant Yevon religion) and the Al Bhed language that they speak, and can be recognized by the green spiral pattern visible on the irises of their eyes.

Source: Final Fantasy Wiki

The Al Bhed language is a fictional language that, apart from the main protagonist who may learn it, is spoken only by the Al Bhed people themselves. Although it seems at first like a foreign language, it is actually a cipher, a system of transposing certain letters for others. It shares the same syntax and grammar of English.

Here is how to convert English to Al Bhed:


For example, "you" in English is rendered as "oui" in Al Bhed:

  • Y → O
  • O → U
  • U → I
Certain keywords are not translated into Al Bhed in the game. Most keywords are proper nouns, but some common nouns also are not translated, such as "fiend" ("Y fiend! Eh risyh teckieca!" / A fiend! In human disguise!), "magic" ("Ouin bnaleuic magic yht Aeons yna caymat" / Your precious magic and Aeons are sealed), and "airship".

Now that I've explain what Al Bhe is all about, it's time to have some fun!I'll continue writing in Al Bhed language. To those who are interested to read on, you *can* translate it manually via the reference up there OR download Al Bhed <-> English translator from here!


Ryjehk hudrehk paddan du tu, E taletat du pmuk icehk Ym Prat du Ahkmecr dnyhcmydun bnuknys du fneda y pmuk. Du druca fru luimth'd lyna macc, drao'mm pa clnydlrehk draen rayt dnoehk du vekina uid fdv ec drec. Yc vun druca fru duug dra avvund du tufhmuyt dra bnuknys yht luhjandat Ym Prat myhkiyka du Ahkmecr, luhknydimydeuhc. Oui zicd kad maynh y haf fyo du caht ahlnobdat saccyka. =)

Ed sekrd caas icamacc yht cemmo pid ed luimt lusa ryhto yd desac. Esykeha, fnedehk muja maddan du ouin lnicr yht ryja res/ran dnyhcmyda ed syhiymmo un ev oui'na geht-rayndat ahuikr, bnujeta res/ran dra cysa cuvdfyna. Drec femm syga drehkc cbaleym padfaah oui dfu, Dryd ec uv luinca ev ra un cra pudranat du tu cu un ryt cysa vaamehk dufyntc oui. Un syopa oui yld mega oui'na cusa vunaekhan yht cdynd cbaygehk cilr (un doba eh drec lyca) myhkiyka fedr yhudran vneaht eh vunis un ENL. E's eh yhofyo, hud nacbuhcepma ev oui fana du kad gelg vnus dra lryhham po cbaygehk cusa ymeah myhkiyka. Drana'c duhc uv fyo du ryja vih fedr drec drehk. Aqbmuna ed ouincamv!

Drec ec y sicd ryja duum vun Vehym Vyhdyco vyhc. Ed'c uhmo 64GP. Cu csymm, oui kuhhhy lno hud ryjehk ed. Mycd funt rana. Ryja vih yht ahzuo bmyoehk ynuiht fedr ed. Vun vammuf pmukkanc, syopa fa luimt cdynd y lussihedo icehk syehmo Ym Prat. Esykeha. =)


Cumdiruk dy
사랑해선 안될 사람 (Duet With 별)

Kimdongwan is

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Malaysia's Voting Catastrophe

Things will be no longer the same.
Barisan Nasional (BN), no longer has the 2/3 majority they use to have all this while of their ruling. As of the 12th General Election in Malaysia, BN were only able to get a simple majority in the parliament. This means they no longer monopolize the BN government, dominated by p0liticans from Muslim majority of ethnic Malays.

This year, Barisan Nasional face a shock defeat.

-MIC’s 71-year-old president S Samy Vellu lost to Dr D Jeyakumar of PKR by 16,874 votes to Samy Vellu's 14,408.

-In Selangor, DAP has taken 35 seats (DAP - 15, PKR - 11 and PAS - 9) out of the 56 seats in the state. PKR has earlier announced that its secretary-general Khalid Ibrahim will be named menteri besar. It is expected that DAP leader Teng Chang Khim could be picked as deputy menteri besar.

-In Perak, the combined opposition of DAP, PKR and PAS said that they will form the new government in Perak. Collectively the three parties have won 30 seats (DAP - 18, PKR - 6, PAS - 6) out of 59 seats. One seat (Teja) is yet to be decided.

-Penang was won by the opposition, the combination of DAP-PKR-PAS has collectively won at least 24 seats out of the 40 seats. This enables them to form the state government in Penang for the second time.

-In Kedah, both the PAS and PKR have won 22 out of 36 seats. This means that the combined opposition will form the next state government there.

-Kelantan, PAS has unofficially won 31 of the 45 state seats.

-Bukit Bintang was won by Fong Kui Lun of DAP by 3,000 votes over Lee Chong Meng.

-DAP has won parliamentary seats at

1. Bagan
2. Tanjong
3. Bukit Glugor
4. Ipoh Timur
5. Batu Gajah
6. Petaling Jaya Utara
7. Seputeh
8. Kepong
9. Bukit Bintang
10. Cheras
11. Bandar Kuching
12. Sandakan
13. Segambut
14. Kota Melaka

Party positions
Total seats in parliament:
Seats declared ( till 2145 GMt):
Barisan Nasional (BN):
Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS):
Democratic Action Party (DAP):
People''s Justice Party (PKR):

With that, the opposition has now taken control of 5 states, namely Selangor, Penang, Perak, Kelantan and Kedah.
Things will sure to be different. It won't be the same ever. I hope this will bring us more good that harm.

Being a normal citizen, I just hope for a peaceful and simple life.


Listening to
人生のメリーゴーランド -オープニング
[-Opening- Merry-Go-Round of Life]

ハウルの動く城 サウンドトラック

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mah English? Whatever Happened To IT?!

Yes, the boy who was assaying to improve his English now face a problem. His English language proficiency is deteriorating. There's a reason for it though. You see, as he enrolled into UPM, he started to pick up Mandarin language. He has to do it or else he will be discriminated. Majority of the Chinese in UPM speaks Mandarin instead of Cantonese, the common language among Chinese in KL. They come from all over Malaysia and apparently, Mandarin is the common language among Chinese around Malaysia. Only a few places like Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh uses Cantonese as their main language among Chinese.

In order to blend with the society here, he has force himself to learn Mandarin. It was a funny experience I would say. He really started from zero/nil/empty/void. He force himself to speak the little Mandarin that was in him, started to listen really hard to understand what his friends is saying in Mandarin and try to speak a new words whenever possible from what he has heard. At times, he felt it was hard and tiring. But thankfully, his friend in his kolej encouraged him and most of them were able to speak Cantonese. Slowly, he understand that learning a new language it actually something that he could enjoy.

He wasn't afraid of making mistakes as he knew that you can learn from mistakes and it's important to have a thick skin to learn a language. He get laughed a lot but it doesn't matter to him. To him, he honestly thought that it was a good thing being laugh for making mistakes as it will make everyone laugh and make them happy for being silly. Over a period of time, the boy who was assaying to improve his English, can now speaks and understand Mandarin. Now, it's about 8 months now. He can converse and get information transferred in Mandarin but there's still a lot more to work on.

And so, that's the story of the journey of the boy who was assaying to improve his English goes. He went off course, diverted from his main journey and landed on a sub-quest. A sub-quest which will never end in my opinion. It's all good. It's no longer a quest with a sub-quest. It's time to combine this both quest into one main quest.

It's no longer the boy who was assaying to improve his English but instead, the boy who was assaying to improve his English and Mandarin.


Listening to
Gajil su Eopseodo

No Limitation