If You Don't do it, You Don't Really Believe it. Some people spend their whole time searching for what's right, but they can't seem to find any time to practice it. Your life story is not written with a pen, but with your actions. To do nothing is the way to be nothing.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The End and Thank you

Choices and choices, in life there are lots of them and sometimes there are none, but little choice, no choices or plenty of choices all can cause a major headache, as nothing in life is fo'sho. The choices I make are sometimes different from the others, at university, MOST of my friends are in the Tourism CLub, most of my school friends are not in the science field except those who are taking medical course, most of them are from different races, thus I was the only chinese, thus the name 'Ah Pek' come sometimes. At home, I was the only one causing headache for my parents are go against them for my ambition.

So I joined Voices ( for a short period of time) instead of Tourism Club. So I am the only one enroll in engineering field among my high school friends, most of my childhood friends are either Malay or Indian. The choices of internship too I guess is the same, I chose the road not taken. At my place I was the only intern ( although some others too are the only intern ). 

At the start I do envy some of my friends especially those who joined the industry, they have friends at least from MMU. So they have friends in a new environment. But as time move on, I think I am luckier than them as I was able to mix with my colleagues and not stuck with the same people. Don't get it the wrong way,there is nothing bad stuck with a fellow intern, however, for me personally, the main objective of internship is to gain exposure, I prefer to be expose to adult environment, where sometimes you can see different type of characters or sometimes they give you straight.

From strangers, to colleagues, to FB friends and in the end to friends. I guess that is how my relationship grows during my stint there. To be honest its more of a holiday to me rather than a training. I guess my workload is not as heavy as others. And I do have fun at the same time doing silly things. For instance one of male colleague is interested in this girl while we are having lunch at Papa Rich. And the female colleague help him by going to the girl table and say " hi, my friend over there is interested in knowing you" . I thought all this only happen in movies. Of course also mini road trips to visit the customers.

Being the intern, I expected to be treated like a slave or like a dirt. Plus being the only one there. However most of my colleagues don't feel nice to instruct me to do work, but inside I don't really mind as I already prepare for the worst.

As the kuli work from clearing the store room, to making copies, doing QC job on new stock,setting up new system for them and meeting potential client, I still feel I have a lot more to learn from them. But then all good things have come to an end they say.

I am thankful for all the experience that I have gone through, and the friends that I have made. 

"To know if you did a good job, people will miss you when you are gone"

Thank you very much for letting me write this chapter of my life with the wonderful memories.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Once Malaysia :(

Today is Malaysia Day, the day when Sabah and Sarawak joined Malaya. But Since today is the first time we are having public holiday, there are a little confusion on today is 1 Malaysia day.Its funny how lots of things are related to the 1 Malaysia concept. For instance, the picture above is from my car as I put up the Jalur Gemilang during the merdeka period. An acquaintance came and said, "wah you very 1 Malaysia hor"

I just give a smile and a 'hehe' inside I feel how poor my fellow countrymen are.Poor in memories and any sort of patriotism what so ever. In the period of building towards Merdeka until the Malaysia day ( today) I was fortunate to watch films or real life documentary by FINAS and other local film director on the heroes that give their all towards our country independent.

I always admire the Navy Seal, the US elite military and always in movies, they are like this group of soldier that can't be defeated. Little that I know our country have their own. A lot have make jokes on how old the equipment in the military too, but then again if only they knew about VAT 69

VAT 69 is the commando unit in the country. How they are form? They are form during the emergency to fight against the insurgency of the communist, that is lead by Chin Peng. In the documentary there are interviews of the founding memebers of VAT 69. One of the line by the veteran hero that touch me is

'Bila dengar satu bedil saja, kawan- kawan semua dari belakang terus tembak bagi support'

VAT 69 members are volunteers from around the country with just one objective in their mind : Defeat the communist. So regardless what ever their skin colour can be, they fought and battle and many lost lives, in hope that the country will be in a peaceful state.

But the sad scene today moving foward 40-50 years on, we have forgotten. We choose to differentiate our self by our colour coordination.Don need to see far away, just on FB and you can see few post now and then full of complain and condemn. Its a sick scene, sometimes it keeps me away from FB and also watching the news on TV with so many of political fights.

I feel most of those on FB complaining and etc have been caught on a net, the net of politican playing and touching the sensitive racial issues. I guess they have lost the bigger picture. It's harsh and unfair for me to say they are stupid because they are intelligent than me ( CGPA said so), however its more like ' you know I know, don't need to say much'

A hokkien saying  " Pi lai Pi khi, Phi si lang" in translation ( not a direct one) " If you keep on comparing, if will just do yourself more harm than good"

Why I say this because lots like to compare, like look at China, look at Singapore, look at this look at that. Again go back to history class and look how long have China history started? 1000-2000 years ago? Our country have just gained her independent in 1957. Its not really an apple to apple comparison.

However, yes its a fact that our country could do better in all the field. In sports, in economy etc. But why aren't we as good in football as before? Because of its people obviously. Until now its still the same attitude, compare and complain. Whats the point? Just to show to your friends on FB that you are political literate?

Things is how you see it. One day, my boss call me to the room and show me a new product. Which I don't think many have seen. According to him its not in the Malaysia market yet. Putting 2 and 2 togather, asking him to sell it over here. And he says our country not as advance as Taiwan etc etc. Yes we are not as advance in the electronics field, but capitalize on that fact don't that translate into profit?

And for those who complain on the Malaysia University ranking drop. Sure its always easy to complain, but translating the complain into work that could improve the ranking, isn't it more efficient, dear engineering students?How will it improve? well maybe one of the point taking into consideration is through R & D by the university. But know we choose the easier way to just vent on FB and all other sources that you have.

To be honest, sometimes I do wish the communist will be back, because only with common threat that our country will be one again, am sorry Mr Prime Minister, but the racial blood is too thick among us and too much of 'poison from the older generation', although your concept is a good one. Hate to end this on a sad note but, we were ONCE Malaysia.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Travels, anyone ?

MATA fair is this weekend and from the past weeks I noticed that some of my friends snap up the tickets during Air Asia's Rm 1 sale. Good deal I have to say. For me, well I will probably regret not snapping up those good deal as FYP is really one of the fan thing on my mind currently.

Friends, I have various with all different background and different meaning to me. I am fortunate I have to say to have each and everyone of them, I have friends that would take time to celebrate my birthdays, I have friends who guide me in my studies and copy assignments, I have friend who promise to bring me to a happy land if I ever face a sad break up again, and some to have emo talk to.

I know I have to be grateful for those wonderful people in my life but.... I still seeking for a friend. A friend that would join me on my legend ( wait for it ) dary trip. The requirement is simple, willing to spend for this trip and really into the theme of this trip, as various places of this trip but there is only one theme.

Here is how to breakdown the trip details;

First we take a short drive to Port Klang to a place where we could get massages with services. If you read the news and watch lots of 999 you could probably know where is the place.

Next we take an AK or an Air Asia flight to Philippine which will take us to Clark Air base. There are various go-go bars around and lots of pinoys around for some good time. Cheap liquor and beers (San Miguel) of course and hanging out in the bars will be a good 2 days 1 night tour.

Leaving in the morning, to Beijing, China to find some Chinese Chicken Rice, which are a lot over here. So what better place to enjoy it from the origin itself right? Imagine those that makes cheongsam into a mini skirt cheong sam. Nice right? From Beijing, we would take the Trans-Siberia railway. The train will take us right into the heart of Mongolia right up to Moscow in Russia. Would be an amazing train ride through the place where the great Genghis Kahn origin, and we could only marvel at his great achievement travelling and conquering especially when there is not much infrastructure there.

At Moscow, well... unless you are living under the rock, there are no need for me to describe how hot russian chic are. As long as you don't go down after a vodka shot game with them, there are no telling what those russian could do.

From russia we could take budget airlines like Ryan air or train to eastern europe, like hungary. Where we are blessed with the option to choose the girls from online catalogue. From the price to the figure, its all inside at a reasonable price, best of all, it's legal baby! And down we go to Antewerp and also the great armsterdam, however the price here might not be as reasonable as Hungary as it might be jack up due to its popular rep.

We will take a train to Paris as we will take a trans-atlantic plane to the state, United State, and its Vegas baby! And we will join the tour of Porn week. Well, it might sound dirty depends on how you look at it. But its actually a tour where we can experience behind the scene on how they develop a porno movie.

Have anyone heard of Castaway travel? Well, its a traveling with clothing is optional, imagine flying will all nude ppl. hahaha I kid u not. An adult only destination. This should be the climate of the trip. So dear friend, where art thou?

Disclaimer : This post doest not reflect what the writer as a person as it is for entertainment purpose.