Saturday, January 31, 2009

Congratulations to the Raja & Permaisuri Sehari...

Wow! I just realized that it's been 6 years since I was last able to call myself a high school student, not counting the couple of years I spent in VI of course... I just got back from an ex-schoolmates' wedding in Titiwangsa, and it felt like a big reunion! Somehow it seemed like everybody's still the same, like the day I last saw them in Melawati. A vivid flashback ran accross my mind, of how we all used to lepak together in school, gelak-ketawa dan suka-duka bersama... Sure, I unintentionally forgot some people's names, but those faces managed to reorganize the puzzle of memories that I've always had with me....

To the Bride & Groom, my kelas sebelah schoolmates Anis & Syazana.... I wish you the best for your marriage. It was nice to see it end this blissful way, having seen you grow together for so long since high school. I think you both deserve each other, and all the happiness in the world. Congratulations once again!

p/s: To the girl who was in gold, you looked lovely this evening... =)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Holidays

Holidays are defined as days of rest from work. For many of us the whole of this week would spell an opportunity for a long awaited vacation while the Chinese celebrate their New Year, for some it would mean the time when we get to do absolutely nothing... And for the rest of us, it would still mean a hefty load of work to attend to. I would be one of the fortunate ones stuck in the third category...

Frankly speaking, waking up as early as 6 a.m. on weekends to start work wasn't really how I planned to start the holidays. But they say there's only so much you can plan. Clash of time meant that I had to give in to the requests of other students to use the facilities in UPM at the time of their preferences. Thus, the only possible way for me to complete the job was to start work as early as 6.30 a.m. and rush to UPM right after for the secondary processes. I know, how rajin right?

I've yet to cross out Study for Automation & Robotics Test and Find Information on Micro Hydro from my to-do list. To tell you the truth, the thought of procrastinating had occurred but once along the way. But that was before I realized it's already Friday today! Haha... Lepas tu boleh pulak terlupa ada assignment for Automation & Robotics. Fantastic ain't it!

Ok, enough with the whining... At least I've already completed most of the work. And I still had my fair share of leisure. Boleh la tu, dapat beli baju sehelai for next week's Graduation Night.... I'm sure it will be a memorable event. Unfortunately this bloke doesn't have a date... Anyone? Haha... Well, stay tuned for the recap of the night! Chiow...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Only a Life Lived for Others is a Life Worthwhile

Life is but a journey with a purpose. The whole meaning of it is to give it a meaning. Despite the importance of purpose, many of us are still floundering, drifting in an unknown direction. I wonder why... Maybe we're dismayed by our own fear. We're afraid to define a purpose because we might just fail to live by it. To avoid failure, we avoid having a purpose altogether. But that only makes as much sense as an ostrich "hiding" from its enemies by burying its head in the sand. If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything. What is the purpose of living if we don't have something to live for?

Those who lead empty lives sometimes turn to bigotry and hatred for solace. So we need to be careful to choose a purpose that will help us to grow, help our potential unfold, and help us transcend our present limitations. God has created us far more superior than any other of his creations. It will only do justice if our purpose is equally as superior. Since we are only as strong as our purpose, it should be courageous and uplifting.

A life with purpose is not without effort. Toil, pain, and sweat are the birthplace of greatness. I believe in making my brief visit to this world worthwhile, in making a difference, be it small or vast. And to make that difference, I believe in bringing goodness into the lives of others. To do good even in the absence of rewards...

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Weekend in Genting

It was an early start for a Saturday, my college buddies & I were already heading towards Terminal Putra LRT Station by 8 a.m. so that we could catch a bus to Genting. Turned out luck was against us, the next bus was not going to be until 11 p.m. and it had started drizzling. So we decided to climb up the hill with Hafiz's car instead, a fantastic old work horse if I might add...

After a light breakfast at Gohtong Jaya, we thought it'd be a cool idea to give the cable car a shot... So RM5.00 later we were ascending towards the city of entertainment in one of those dangling boxes. Scary shit... But fun at the same time!

Sampai atas pun still hujan! Damn it! And you know what, it didn't stop raining until it was 3 p.m., rosak plan nak main-main kat Outdoor Theme Park! Nevermind, I guess there's always a next time... We did however enjoy ourselves. The Snow World was fun, worthy of a substitute... At least I succeeded in taking my mind off of my worries, and making myself feel like a small kid again, frolicking and throwing snowballs around! =) But I enjoyed the breezy walk the most, the weather was just COOL! And the highlight of the day had to be the Bentley Continental GT we came across!

Nevermind the car, I can't even afford the NUMBER PLATE!!!

Hafiz, Helmi & Me

Helmi, Harris & Me