Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Dos and Don'ts on your blog
This has taught us to be responsible citizen, sensitive and mindful of what we say online. Basically, it has frightened the daylight out of many singapore bloggers, who had finally found a medium to post their views about things that they experience. Bloggers are now afraid to post any sensitive remarks, which basically totally defeat the purpose of having a blog – being able to post about anything under the sun.
Personally, I feel that that bunch of guys posting racist remarks on their blog should be punished, but those who post negative comments about their teachers should not. If the teacher(s) aren’t doing something bad in the first place, why would any student post negative comments about him or her? For example, I would happily post praises of Mr Su, my secondary school physic teacher, Mr Ang, my current PDG tutor. However, I would not be so sure what praises I would say when posting about Mr Hon, principal of CHS.
I believe that all of us should have a right. A right to post about things in this world that are not right. However, if such a right is not used in a right way, then it would amount to a wrong. Strong languages should not be used when commenting on a teacher, or any other public figure whom you may dislike. Instead, we should control our temper, and just STATE what is right or wrong.
It is wrong to expect all of us bloggers to keep our mouth firmly shut about unpleasant things that has happened to us, or what we experienced. We had enough of bottling all these up, and that is why we come online to find a new voice to our soul. Coming online to stir up unrest is wrong, but pointing out obvious facts that most of us already know is never wrong. Nobody is prefect. Everybody is imperfect. A person should be able to take criticisms calmly and learn from his or her own mistake, so that criticisms of him will slowly disappear from blogscape, replaced by praises. Shutting everybody who points out your fault up only shows how arrogant and ignorant you are as a person. It also shows how immature you are, if you attempt to sue people for pointing out your imperfection.
We bloggers are only trying to find a voice to represent our soul. Shutting us up is killing us, killing the novel idea of freedom of speech and sending out soul faster to our grave.
Therefore I feel that that serious actions should only be taken on bloggers who went too far by being racist on blogscape, and that bloggers who only attempt to point out faults of others because they can’t it tolerate anymore should be allowed their right to speak freely. If those teachers in question are that good, nobody would post negative comments about them. If any political party is good enough, it wouldn't be afraid that people will comment on it negatively and be ashamed of it. Shutting people who points out their fault for them using the excuse of “attempting to stir up social unrest” only shows how immature such a system is. I would have commented further, but this is a sensitive issue so I’ll have to stop. I do agree that some restriction should be placed on freedom of speech, but not to the extend of crippling the entire notion of freedom of speech.
In view of this recent development in the blogscape of Singapore, I have decided to establish some rules and regulations that I will attempt to follow while posting on this blog. This I feel, should also be taken seriously by other bloggers who have yet come to their senses.
1) No form of discrimination, against certain gender, country or race should be allowed.
2) Strong languages should not be used against any individual or organization.
3) There should not be any conscious attempt to spread misinformation
4) Confidential information regarding any individual organization. Secrets should not be leaked via blog.
1) Bloggers should be allowed to feedback or comment negatively about an individual or organization as long as such comment or feedback is TRUE.
2) Praise of individuals or organizations should be encouraged. People love praises!
Lets all be more sensitive about what we say on the net, in order to continue enjoying what little that remain of the right to speak freely that is given to us.
Failure to do so, we may all end up like Germans in the Nazi days. Use our rights maturely.
Disclaimer: This article is not written in an attempt to brainwash people. There is no conscious attempt to stir social unrest. The real purpose of this article is to encourage bloggers to be more mindful about what should not be posted in their blog. I am not an agent of the government and this is not propaganda. The secondary reason for posting this entry is to improve my essay writing skill. My promotional exams are coming and General Paper should not be flunked. Otherwise I’ll have to go through JC1 all over again. Wish me good luck, for people to not misinterpret my intentions and sue me regarding the content of this article. Wish me good luck again for passing my promos with flying colours.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
iPod: The Truth
I know that Apple is a beloved company, but I find it hard to believe the lengths people go to for this company.
The fourth generation iPod has the SAME issue.
Take one apart. It looks like they put very little
thought into the design.
I haven't taken apart a Nano, but if you look at a
4th Generation iPod the LCD is supported by the frame
of the iPod. If you torque, twist, or put force on the
frame most of it will ripple through the screen. They
put no protection in front or back of the screen.
Also, placing the audio jack behind the screen was a
very dumb move. Can you say 'stress point?'
Drop your iPod from about 3 feet with the headphones
plugged in and have it land on or near the headphone
jack. See how long the screen lasts. It won't matter
if you have a cover on it or not. That's how my wife
broke hers. I expected to see a bunch of scratches and
abuse. I really didn't believe her at first. She told
me it fell out of her purse. She is only 4' 11" tall.
How far could it have fallen?
I asked if she had the cover on it.
When I looked at it then I noticed there was a crack
that points directly to the audio jack.
Took it apart and discovered why...
I notice many times that people say that reviewers of
competing products tend to say what others consumers are
saying. I notice this is very true of Apple products as
well. How come you don't have professional reviews that
point out these flaws?
I was very disappointed in my purchase of the 4th Gen
iPod. Several of these issues should have been worked
out by now.
Even the standard headphone and remote jacks do not
have proper strain relief. Give one to your wife or
kid and let them wrap it around the iPod a few times.
See how long it is before they notice clicking or
static. Then wiggle the wire right near the jack.
Notice the static...
As far as the battery goes...
Apple is getting worse, not better.
How do you seriously sell a product like this to
consumers where the battery is soldered to the board
inside? Talk about a pain in the you know what to replace.
Oh, that's right...
Just buy a new one.
The testing by Ars Technia (spelling?), should be removed.
They don't clearly post their methods of test.
They don't seem to be following any kind of technical procedure.
They aren't testing it in a configuration that a consumer would use.
Did they drop it screen down or up?
(Pictures often show them as holding the Nano with the screen up.)
Did they drop it on the corners?
If so, how many times?
From what distances?
Again, was the screen side hitting the pavement?
How did it hit the pavement?
Any stress diagrams?
Why are there no headphones attached?
What if I attach a clip?
What if I have something attached to the docking connector?
I know people are going to probably blast me for this post, but if you don't demand better products you won't get them.
Also, I would like to see less bias in reviews and posts on Apple products. They do make mistakes. Appelinsier is pretty good about balance. That's why I come here first.
However, my feeling on this one...
Is not that it is a mistake, but a lack of concern for their customer. Their products get praised by everyone regardless, and Apple seems to know it. Hence, it is more profitable for them to be lax about these things.
Two points I'd like to make. First about Steve....
The CEO of Apple at a public media event pointed to his coin pocket and said "Did you ever wonder what this pocket is for?" and then proceded to pull out the new Nano. Now what are we supposed to make of that? Well, my guess would be that it's okay to carry a nano in your pocket.. Furthermore, the marketing slogan for the Nano is "1000 songs in your pocket." If Apple had not intended for people to be pocketing their Nano's then they are truly sending the wrong message.
Secondly, the scratches.
Yes, all plastic will scratch. it's a given. However there are different levels of durablility for plastics and the Nano IS NOT, and I repeat, NOT even remotely as durable when it comes to scratch resistance as previous iPods. Steve Jobs said himself in Time Magazine that everything on the Nano is a new ground up design with none of the materials carried over from previous iPods.
These scratch complaints are legitimate. The Nano surface is so delicate that a fricking Kleenex will scratch the surface, putting the Nano in a cotton shirt pocket will leave scratches. It does not take negligence to make this thing look terrible. Yes, they are hairline scratches, but after very little time the scratches begin to make the display unreadable. Almost as if sandpaper has been rubbed against the surface.
This is unacceptable for a consumer electronic device. A proper case will surely protect from these scratches, but Apple released the Nano more than a month before any cases are even available. And if a case is required to keep the display on a nano readable (which it is) then it should not be an optional accessory, it should be included in the box.
Apple's got some splain'n to do.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
The Legend of Apple(1): The Beginning
All characters, events, settings and objects in this story is entirely based in fiction, even if it seems related to any real life situations.
Long long ago, not far into the future (the setting is in fact unknown, so I can use any kind of tense I want.), in an extremely long era, where there is an extremely long line of people with long beard and long leg hair who live extremely long days under the sun, a little boy, who appears quite long if he is placed on a horizontal ground horizontally, who had the unfortunate fortune of being given the name “Kao” is currently peeling an apple.
Legend has it that the skin that came out of the apple he peeled was so long that it can easily be longer than the leg hair of the man who had the longest leg hair right here on Xingapore. Anyway, that isn’t the main focus of this paragraph. The purpose of this paragraph is to tell you that more paragraphs will soon follow.
Yes. This is another paragraph.
Ok. The narrator has decided to stop abusing his power as a narrator and present you with the rest of the legend.
Kao finish peeling his apple, which he had recently acquired for 2 bucks from an unlicensed vendor selling fruits near a MRT station. The vendor had told him, while smoking on his cigarette that that particular apple has amazing qualities which is bound to make him clever. The vendor further added that he can infer from Kao’s look (the vendor happens to be skilled in the acts of Face-Fortune-Reading, an act that is past down from his ancestors, who later turn out to be a bunch of gorillas living in Congo Jungle, along with Tarzan, and his legendary girlfriend, Jane, whom he had sex with without obtaining a license(The Certificate of Marriage) for doing that and hence making him an outlaw in the land of Xingapore.)that Kao is an incredibly intelligent person who is so intelligent that he will buy the 2 bucks apple in order to make himself more intelligent. Unsurprisingly, Kao did just that, and that is how he ended up with this apple, which his left arm is holding on to, while his right arm is desperately trying to drop the knife it is holding to get a feel of the apple. Since Kao’s feet will suffer terribly if the knife drop, Kao’s right hand has so far resisted the urge to do such a thing. However, the urge is getting stronger and stronger.
Looking at the brownish interior of the apple(the apple is in fact rotten), Kao decided against all odds to eat it, which he did, incredibly slowly and gently, feeling an upsurge of activities in his brain(this is pure imagination. In fact, the only real thing be benefit from eating this apple will be stated in the next paragraph). He felt himself growing smarter and smarter. Suddenly, the Math question which he spent 5 hours on but was unable to solve yesterday seems so much easier, although he was still unable to solve it.
Some 3 hours later, he was sitting in the toilet suffering from an extreme case of food poisoning.
Which File Extension are You?
Quite Bad... But i thought there are so much substance in me that i'm going to be overweight soon?
Which OS are You?
The bottom line
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Which File Extension are You?
Which OS are You?
Well...decided that i have nothing much to do anyway. Halftime now at upton park, with the hammers still holding arsenal to draw. Elsewhere BC stunned liverpool wif a 2-2 draw. In fact BC deserved to win more, benitez wont be as lucky if this negative defensive tactics continue. One reason why i never admire liverpool despite their sterling results. They are ruining the Beautiful Game because one should play to score, not to defend and capitalize on other's mistake. Anyway, the Devils are currently down with a goal to nil against blackburn and chelsea conceded their first goal of the season against villa. A truly humbling week for the league giants, at least for now at half time, let's hope this extends and hammers kill arsenal. West Ham rocks!
I am throwing my books away. Well, at least for tonight.
Friday, September 23, 2005
This cute little article is written by a cute little 13 year old gal wif good english and bad common sense.
"My holds about 30-35 songs at the very most. As you can ‘read’, it doesn’t hold that many songs. Now let’s compare my MP3 to the iPod; 35 songs compared to 10,000 songs."
Help, many players also provides that kind of space. ipod stores 10000 songs in 20GB. But using Sony's Atrac3Plus audio format, you can store 20000 songs in 20GB wif practically the same audio quality as those 10000 songs in iPod.
"What else is good about having 10,000 songs on your iPod? You rarely hear the same song twice, unless you want to, of course. You can put the iPod to repeat or shuffle or just regular ‘play’! You just keep listening and listening and just enjoy it"
It is your own fault you have such a low capacity mp3 player. Ya, and name my audio players(other than cassette tapes and radios) that don't have the shuffle or repeat feature. Sony has even taken the shuffle feature further, coming up with something called "Favourite Shuffle" that shuffles top 100 songs with most play counts automatically and "Time Machine Shuffle" that represent to you songs from different years.
"On an , the sound comes out as clear as glass that has been newly polished. It’s THAT good. Some MP3’s sounds come out with all these crackly and static-like sounds and then you can’t even hear the lyrics or the music. When you download a song or songs onto a regular MP3 player and you put the resolution to poor or bad, then there are all those crackly and static-like sounds."
Again, having a lousy mp3 player doesn't mean all mp3 players are equally bad. The poor quality of music provided by iPod had been a known issue for quite some time and serious listeners NEVER buy iPod. Only those with absolutely no idea what real music are get an iPod and get laughed at secretly by those who know better.
"The regular iPod color is milky white, which is pretty cool, considering most MP3 players are silver or any other color that’s not WHITE."
Get those creative players then.
"Plus, iPod’s can store your contacts, calendar, to do lists, and it even has an alarm clock to wake you up and a sleep timer!"
She has no handphone?
"They(the earpiece) are white, and that just automatically makes it unique."
The worksheets and homework that my teachers gave me are in white. That makes them an unique gift.
"Most MP3’s that people have only either show the time left or the time elapsed. Now if you combine that, you get the iPod. Yes, the iPod shows the time left and the time elapsed, not OR. Now you can see how long it’ll take for you to get to your next song and how much has been sung or played!"
I've yet seen anyone staring at their mp3 player time intensively as if they are watching tv.
"There was talk about even before it hit the shelves. Now have you ever heard talk about other MP3 players before that hit the shelves? I don’t think so."
Grow up. You are only 13.
“Ashley Brook Chow is the daughter The Tech Zone founder, John "Moto" Chow. She is 13 years old and she really wants an iPod. Hey Dad! You reading this?”
stinking up your head like underwear.
Where the sun shines high,
it screws your brain tight.
Water gives no life,
water makes you die.
For water is an illusion,
and benefit is its illustration.
Absorb it like fruit punch,
filling up the huige muscular sponge.
But when control's out,
people wither and die.
Choke and choke,
cough and cough.
Before it brings you success,
your life went for a recess.
Yes, that's right.
This is the night.
Where truth is aknowledged;
that is: Water is knowledge.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Hi-MD player with nice user friendly interface and camera! Please! Anyone please buy one for me? I really want one!
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
A story that inspired me
There was a teacher, by the name of Ms Teacher
Peter had terrible results and Ms Teacher was his teacher.
Peter went to see Ms Teacher.
"Teacher, can you give me more marks? I failed all my subject! The school may kick me out. I'll do anything, absolutely anything to have a new more marks so that the school won't kick me out. Teacher, pelase i don't want to disappoint my parents. I promise i'll work hard if you give me the chance."
"No. I cannot do that."
"Please teacher, you really got to help me this time. I really will do anything for that few extra marks."
"Alright then, now, can you please so something for me?"
"What! What? What is that?"
"Can you please, study?"
My grammar sucks.
These days, it seems like everything mattered no longer. Or at least it has been this way since HC life, feeling the void within me expanding ever rapidly into nothingness. Last week i participated in a chinese oratory competition with the small harmoc clique in my class, comprising of youjin, huifang and yuejia. And it struck me as to how unruffled, how at ease i was throughout the course of the competition. And there was physics spa last thursday too which i was so nonchalant about. Compare the attitude with the one i have for SSEF held earlier this year, and last year's prelim prac. Well, you see the contrast, dont you? The thing is that nothing fazes me now. Absolutely nothing at all, as much as i pretend there is.
Speaking of which i shouldnt be surprised by my unequivocal decision. Of course, it was a choice of considerable importance, one which i could either live to appreciate it or regret it, although the latter always sounds more likely. Till after promos i still have plenty of time to mull over it, but i am adamant that once my mind is set there will be no turning back. At this juncture i would like to thank whoever has guided me in the duration of my life for the wisdom and the unwavering faith you have shown towards me, although sad to say i have never had the capability to use them. You might not know who you are but nevertheless you have influenced me in my selection and i could not be more grateful about it. Yes, the multiple yous.
On another note i discovered, to my horror, that my fitness level has degenerated to a god-knows-what completely hopless level. It seemed that 3.5km twice a week on a trackmill is never going to maintain whatever stamina i have. Today i ran around numbly and died by the time i was halfway through the 50 degree incline, a slope that i used to take so much pride in being able to conquer. In the end, i barely managed to complete the course. And without the imaginaries of running i used to have i was dead meat. Ironically, it was a track which i used to boast about being able to complete effortlessly, and today i found it to be an extremely arduous journey. Suddenly it dawned upon me as to how much i have lost since i came here. Amongst the outstanding back then, I was actually good without me knowing it. Now i have lost any flair that was ever within me and i know it. A falling star indeed.
While running on this track i will always remember the fateful friday that happened three years ago, when we, defeated and demoralized, were posed this question, "What do you do if you have lost something that once belonged?" And after a minute of silence he replied, by the time no longer able to contain the surge of energy within him, that you fight DOUBLY hard to win it back. A statement so common-sensical, yet with such astonishing degree of veracity. It was that that have left me intact after so many years.
I will reclaim whatever that was mine. I will complete today's course with the dour which once governed me. Before the decision is finally made.
Sunday, September 18, 2005
I hate 3 people.
Elvin (is this the correct spelling?)
Teo Kao Jun
Abuse and scolding will come later when i am in the mood. so stay tuned.
It provides us with cheap, quality education, allowing alot of people to go to university, making singaporeans very well educated. There are so many university graduates who are successful in their life and are able to find a high paying job for themselves.
Singapore believes in all rounded education.
In order to achieve what you want to achieve, you are required to do well in exams like olevel and alevel which in turn requires you to learn alot of things that you are not required to know in order to achieve what you want to achieve.
PAP is good.
PAP gives us freedom of speech as long as we do not stir up social unrest.
"Excess emphasis on democracy and press freedom to the detriment of good governance and stability have led to chaos and loss of confidence. There are many examples of this happening today," Home Affairs Minister, Mr Wong said.
"We do ourselves a great disservice if we import unthinkingly and wholesale fashionable and hollow abstractions. Democracy, human rights and press freedom do not exist in a vacuum. By themselves, these concepts do not guarantee development and progress," he said.
Translation: Freedom is a dangerous thing. We give you freedom, you have freedom, but please do not use it.
According to www.singapore-window.org,
"An array of restrictive legislation also remained in place, undermining the rights to freedom of expression and assembly," the London-based human rights group said.
Refrain from freedom. Lets all be restricted in order to enjoy freedom.
Important: All opinions stated in this article are meant for self-entertainment purposes only. Government agents should refrain from being annoyed by it. Any attempt to sue or capture the author of this blog implies the restrictions enforced on freedom of speech is not to prevent social unrest, but rather to root out anyone who have slight negative feedback about the government, no matter how true the truth is. Any riot that may occur as a result of this article is unintentional, and extremely unlikely. Nobody would bother to do such a thing just because aof a bunch of words on a small insignifcant person's website. There are no case of such thing happening to date, although many people who have critised the government has remain uncaught. Hence it cannot be argued that the author is trying to spread social unrest through the use of this blog.
By reading this article, you agree that the author has done nothing wrong. You will be sued if you read this article and decided to sue the author for telling you what you already know, deep down in your heart, buried by things like busy work schedule and alevel examinations that has been surpressing all creative and critical thinking out of you.
Friday, September 16, 2005
iPod just can't make it.
You motherfucking son of a bitch. Fuck off. Heaven will be too high for your git head, hell will bloody reject you and you will be utterly despised by the human race. May you die a horrible death. Serves you right!
The next time i meet you i'm feigning ignorance no longer. To hell with the crappy "ignorance is bliss". I dont give a shit about you anymore and i m going to tell you to go fuck off and die straight in your face the next time i meet the stinky you. Fuck off! fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
(I apologise, to readers of this blog, of the tremendous amount of swear words and profanity used. If you think i m referring to you wait for the next time i see you. I probably am not anyway.)
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Today is quite an interesting day. I woke up as usual at 5.10am, change clothes immediately and went to shit at 5.20am, as usual. Then usually if i shit fast enough, i have time to eat the breakfast, otherwise i'll bring it to school. Today, i have no time so i brought it to school to eat. I left house at 5.45am, like what i always do and boarded the 5.52am lrt to cck mrt. At the cck mrt i walk 2-steps-each-time down the long stairs and crossed over to the mrt station. Then i climbed up another stairs. Then i wait for the propaganda-ish train painted in red and white, singapore's flag colours. Then like what i aways do, i enter the train from the 7th last door and sat down on the seat. Then i listen to my music on my Hi-MD player and dozed off.
As usual when i reached school i went to the canteen to see/meet/wait for my dear. Then she mug i eat breakfast then i also mug. Then she smile i smile and smile smile very happy. Then after that go flag raising and see the 2 stupid colours again. Then go lt3 for maths lecture see at same usual position see the same usual people and see the same usual piece of sweet wrapper that i temporary hid on the floor 2 weeks ago. The cleaner is not doing his or her job. Then the chanting begin and my heart flies to disney land. This cheap cheap than the cheap aeroplane that fly at the airport there. Then after that go for the computer lesson see Mr Ang talk. I like the lesson because easy to know what he is talking about and Mr Ang very funny. Then i got a break i eat cow meat and then go lt3 for maths again. then teacher teach what is x and what is y while i only think of "zzz". then got a break with dear so i do homework and dear eat because she just now no got eat. then after that got 2 computer the lesson and then got a teacher teach newton and his apple. and then the bell ring ring very cute and it is the time to go home. then i go the jacky place wif dear to eat the meat. the jacky place food nice nice and i like to eat very much. if the money not so much that i want to go there and eat more and more because i eat the food then become very very happy.
i love my school and i am a good boy. my mummy say if i work very hard the hard and do many many homework the teacher very kind to give me then next time i can be very very clever and become the people like the doctor and the lawyer. but now the school no have tell me how to be doctor and lawyer so i no know how to be a doctor and also a lawyer. i tink if i work hard enough like my mummy say then i can become one in the future. but i tink it be hard because i think i am becoming many and many stupid more and more the next and next day. but i want to be clever. but the thing the teacher tell me make me stupid stupid stupid. i no more know how to tink properly and spel poperly. why is i like tat. i tink i lust tumb veri the qever one but then now the new schol make me more and many more the stupid. i want to be spel and tink and creathief again.
bye bye my the diary.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Haiz Poh Wei...
Take the What High School Stereotype Are You? quiz.
Monday, September 12, 2005
This is so super duper interesting.
What am i not talking about?
This is so NOT bo liao.
Just feeling LAME.
Ya, today i was watching inuyasha on my laptop in my room. It is the little form of entertainment i am able to provide myself these days, and i would like to enjoy the time alone. Then disaster struck. My sister came into my room. She's also interested in inuyasha, so she sat down on the floor and watched. "Get out please," I told my sister softly. She sat there, pretending to be a deaf person when she apparently isn't. I tried again. She still pretended to be deaf. Hm.. this is surprising. I have absolutely no idea when and why she became deaf. Well, nevermind. So I resumed watching, deciding to ignore her and let her watch.
She's still there. Obviously either she's deaf, or she's more lag than the lagger in class. Nevermind. This time, i said more loudly, "Go out!" This is amazing. My dad outside (he loves my stupid spoilt sis more than singapore) (Wait, who loves singapore anyway?) heard this and shouted, "Weikiat shut up lah everytime shout at your sister, good to her then good to her, not happy then treat her badly." Well, this is kind of true. Lets be honest here. However, in this case, this is really my sis's fault. I have already told her to get her smelly butt out. Yes, literally smelly, because she never bathes. Ok, so ya, i got scolded because my sister pretended to be deaf.
This can be compared to a recent incident, when i entered my sis's room. She yelled at me to go out. This is damn rude isn't it? If you have such a sis, i'm sure you'll slap her or at least cut all her hair off (hehehe... nah, i'm not so evil.) Yeah, and when my dad heard this, he announced, "Weikiat, go out of the room don't disturb your sis."
Well! Now you know why i don't really like my parents. Actually, this is just 3% of the reasons why i dislike them. But nvm, they are my parents and i own them stuffs and i have to listen to them and be contented with them. Afterall, not everyone has an unfair dad.
Better still, who wants to adopt my sis? I'm more than willing to get rid of her.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Sony, really extreme...
More at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/07/05/BUG267F5521.DTL
adapted from the net
I WAS AFRAID TO TALK TO YOU...
WHEN I TALKED TO YOU...
I WAS AFRAID TO HOLD YOU...
WHEN I HOLD YOU...
I WAS AFRAID TO LOVE YOU...
NOW THAT I LOVE YOU ...
I'M AFRAID TO LOSE YOU...
YESTERDAY IS HISTORY...
TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY...
AND TODAY IS A GIFT...
THAT'S WHY IT'S CALLED A PRESENT...
SOMETIMES LOVE HURTS...
BUT IF IT DOESN'T HURT...
THEN IT ISN'T LOVE...
HOLD ON TO THE PERSON U LOVE...
BEFORE THEY SLIP AWAY...
OR ELSE U CAN NEVER GET THEM BACK...
not a poem
there's this feeling in me that is hard to describe.
it makes me sick and want to puke.
why can't i simply get this right?
although in my heart, it is a duke.
it overwhelms me.
it overuns me.
i want to run.
and die on a gun.
what is the meaning of life?
when your life's significantly insignificant?
what is the point of endless struggle?
when our life ends in a tick.
it overwhelms me.
it overuns me.
i want to run.
and die on a gun.
why do people struggle?
to achieve what others had gotten,
what is the meaning of working so hard,
when there are many others before you.
it overwhelms me.
it overuns me.
i want to run.
and die on a gun.
blinded by fame or glory,
handicapped by non-creativity,
people thought their hard work will bring success,
but in fact their life's on recess.
it overwhelms me.
it overuns me.
i want to run.
and die on a gun.
life is short and soon its gone,
you cannot live your life again.
why do you set out to do things that other's have done,
and not discover and cultivate the real inner you.
it overwhelms me.
it overuns me.
i want to run.
and die on a gun.
our life's insignifcant.
why not live life to the fullest;
treasure every tick of clock, every sun rise,
for it soon is gone; your turn to fertilise plants.
it overwhelms me.
it overuns me.
i want to run.
and die on a gun.
LIFE IS A PRIVILEGE.
THIS IS OUR LIFE.
GOD HAD GIVEN IT TO US.
WE DO NOT WASTE IT BY "ACHIEVING" WHAT OTHERS HAD ALREADY DONE.
DO NOT WASTE WASTE LIFE.
LIVE LIFE YOUR WAY.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE FULL USE OF YOUR OWN LIFE YOUR OWN WAY,
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM A FEW CARBON MOLECULES SWIRLING IN SPACE?
THE MEANING OF LIFE
(lf) n. pl. lives (lvz)
+The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms andinanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism. The characteristic state or condition of a living organism.
+ Living organisms considered as a group: plant life; marine life.
+A living being, especially a person: an earthquake that claimed hundreds of lives.
+The physical, mental, and spiritual experiences that constitute existence: the artistic life of a writer.
+The interval of time between birth and death: She led a good, long life. The interval of time between one's birth and the present: has had hay fever all his life. A particular segment of one's life: my adolescent life. The period from an occurrence until death: elected for life; paralyzed for life. Slang. A sentence of imprisonment lasting till death.
+ The time for which something exists or functions: the useful life of a car.
+A spiritual state regarded as a transcending of corporeal death.
+ An account of a person's life; a biography.
+ Human existence, relationships, or activity in general: real life; everyday life.
+A manner of living: led a hard life. A specific, characteristic manner of existence. Used of inanimate objects: Great institutions seem to have a life of their own, independent of those who run them (NewRepublic).The activities and interests of a particular area or realm: musical life in New York.
+A source of vitality; an animating force: She's the life of the show. Liveliness or vitality; animation: a face that is full of life.
+Something that actually exists regarded as a subject for an artist: painted from life. Actual environment or reality; nature. adj.
+Of or relating to animate existence; involved in or necessary for living: life processes.
+Continuing for a lifetime; lifelong: life partner; life imprisonment.
+Using a living model as a subject for an artist: a life sculpture. Idioms: as big as life
+ Actually present. bring to life
+ To cause to regain consciousness.
+ To put spirit into; to animate.
+ To make lifelike. come to life To become animated; grow excited. for dear life Desperately or urgently: I ran for dear life when I saw thetiger. for life Till the end of one's life. for the life of (one) Though trying hard: For the life of me Icouldn't remember his name. not on your life Informal Absolutely not; not for any reason whatsoever. take (one's)life To commit suicide. take (one's) life in (one's) hands To take a dangerous risk. take (someone's) lifeTo commit murder. the good life A wealthy, luxurious way of living. the life of Riley Informal An easylife. the life of the party Informal An animated, amusing person who is the center of attention at a social gathering. to save(one's) life No matter how hard one tries: He can't ski to save his life. true to life Conforming to reality.[Middle English, from Old English lf. See leip- in Indo-European Roots.]
In addition to the idioms beginning with life, also see bet one's ass (life); big as life; breathe new life into;bring to life; change of life; charmed life; come alive (to life); dog's life; facts of life; for dear life; for the life of; get a life; good life; late in life; lay down (one's life);lead a double life; matter of life anddeath; new lease onlife; not on yourlife; of one's life; once in a lifetime; prime of life; risk life and limb; run for it (one'slife); staff of life; story of my life; take someone's life; to save one's life; to the life; true to (life); variety is thespice of life; walk oflife; while there'slife there's hope; youbet (your life).
(lf) n. pl. LIVES
(lvz) The property or quality thatdistinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environmentoriginating from within the organism. The characteristic state or condition of a living organism. Living organisms considered as a group. A living being,especially a person.
Main Entry: LIFE
Pronunciation: 'lIf Function: noun Inflected Form: plural LIVES
/'lIvz/ 1 A
the quality thatdistinguishes a vital and functional plant or animal from a dead body B
a state of living characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction 2 A
the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual B
a specific part or aspect of the process of living sexlife adult life LIFELESS
n 1: a characteristic state or mode of living; "social life"; "city life"; "real life" 2: the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; "he hoped for a new life in Australia"; "he wanted to live his own life without interference from others" 3: the experience of living; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life" [syn: living] 4: the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes" [syn: animation, living, aliveness] 5: the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life" [syn: lifetime, lifespan] 6: the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life" 7: animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it" [syn: liveliness, spirit, sprightliness] 8: an account of the series of events making up a person's life [syn: biography, life story, life history] 9: the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life" 10: a living person; "his heroism saved a life" 11: living things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life" 12: a motive for living; "pottery was his life" 13: the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; "there is no life on the moon" 14: a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives; "he got life for killing the guard" [syn: life sentence]
language Logic of Inheritance, Functions and Equations. An object-oriented, functional, constraint-based language by Hassan Ait-Kacy email@example.com et al of MCC, Austin TX, 1987. LIFE integrates ideas from LOGIN and LeFun. Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org. See also Wild_LIFE. [Is There a Meaning to LIFE?, H. Ait-Kacy et al, Intl Conf on Logic Prog, 1991]. [Jargon File] (1995-04-21)
games The first popular cellular automata based artificial life game. Life was invented by British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970 and was first introduced publicly in Scientific American later that year. Conway first devised what he called The Game of Life and ran it using plates placed on floor tiles in his house. Because of he ran out of floor space and kept stepping on the plates, he later moved to doing it on paper or on a checkerboard, and then moved to running Life as a computer program on a PDP-7. That first implementation of Life as a computer program was written by M. J. T. Guy and S. R. Bourne (the author of Unix's Bourne shell). Life uses a rectangular grid of binary (live or dead) cells each of which is updated at each step according to the previous state of its eight neighbours as follows: a live cell with less than two, or more than three, live neighbours dies. A dead cell with exactly three neighbours becomes alive. Other cells do not change. While the rules are fairly simple, the patterns that can arise are of a complexity resembling that of organic systems -- hence the name Life. Many hackers pass through a stage of fascination with Life, and hackers at various places contributed heavily to the mathematical analysis of this game (most notably Bill Gosper at MIT, who even implemented Life in TECO!; see Gosperism). When a hacker mentions life, he is more likely to mean this game than the magazine, the breakfast cereal, the 1950s-era board game or the human state of existence. Yahoo! (http://www.yahoo.com/Science/Artificial_Life/Conway_s_Game_of_Life/). Demonstration (http://www.research.digital.com/nsl/projects/life/). [Scientific American 223, October 1970, p120-123, 224; February 1971 p121-117, Martin Gardner]. [The Garden in The Machine: the Emerging Science of Artificial Life, Claus Emmeche, 1994]. [Winning Ways, For Your Mathematical Plays, Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John Horton Conway and Richard K. Guy, 1982]. [The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge, William Poundstone, 1985]. [Jargon File] (1997-09-07)
jargon The opposite of Usenet. As in Get a life! [Jargon File] (1995-04-21)
n. 1. A cellular-automata game invented by John HortonConway and first introduced publicly by Martin Gardner (ScientificAmerican, October 1970); the game's popularity had to wait a fewyears for computers on which it could reasonably be played, as it'sno fun to simulate the cells by hand. Many hackers pass through astage of fascination with it, and hackers at various placescontributed heavily to the mathematical analysis of this game (mostnotably Bill Gosper at MIT, who even implemented life in TECO!;see Gosperism). When a hacker mentions `life', he is much morelikely to mean this game than the magazine, the breakfast cereal, orthe human state of existence. 2. The opposite of Usenet. As inGet a life!
generally of physical life (Gen. 2:7; Luke 16:25, etc.); also used figuratively
(1) for immortality (Heb. 7:16); (2) conduct or manner of life (Rom. 6:4); (3)
spiritual life or salvation (John 3:16, 17, 18, 36); (4) eternal life (Matt.
19:16, 17; John 3:15); of God and Christ as the absolute source and cause of
all life (John 1:4; 5:26, 39; 11:25; 12:50).
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Saturday, September 10, 2005
I know i always wish for too much.
And i never mattered to you before.
But i have absolute faith in you. Have more confidence in yourself, will you?
Friday, September 09, 2005
“Simply called "Walkman", the new digital music player from Sony features ergonomic design and a range of intelligent features that the company says will allow users to enjoy music in a totally new way.The unit brings small touches that make the experience more comfortable. For example, at the press of a button, the ‘Artist Link’ function will search every artist, album and song stored on the device and offer suggestions of artists and bands closely linked to the genre of music being played at the time.Sony Walkman is available in two capacity sizes, the 20GB (NW-A3000) and 6GB (NW-A1000) models, also featuring two new shuffle functions. By selecting ‘My Favorite Shuffle’, the device automatically selects the most listened to 100 songs and plays them at random. The ‘Time Machine Shuffle’ function randomly selects a year and plays all of the songs from that particular year that are currently held on the device.One of the most interesting features though is the advanced organic EL display (2 inches on the 20GB version and 1.5 inches on the 6GB model).Once switched on, a mobile phone style ‘Home’ menu appears offering nine different options that can be selected via the four-way directional button. These include ‘Music Library’, ‘Play Mode’, ‘Initial Search’, ‘Intelligent Shuffle’, ‘Favorite 100’, ‘Play History’, ‘Settings’, ‘Playlist’ and ‘Now Playing’.Music can be searched in a variety of ways, via ‘Genre’, ‘Artist’, ‘Album’, ‘Song’, ‘Release Date’, ‘Rating’ and ‘Recently Transferred’, all of which can be scrolled through to enable users to find their music faster and easier. The device records three years of playback history that can be searched.The 20GB Sony Walkman is available in two colourways (violet and silver), while the 6GB unit comes in the additional colours of pink and blue. All devices package with colour-matched headphones.Sony Walkman features ATRAC3plus and MP3 playback and ships with the new “CONNECT Player” that offers advanced music library management as well as providing seamless access to the CONNECT catalogue of more than one million tracks and albums available for download.The product will initially be launched in Japan with European launch following.”
This is what I call innovation! iPod is renowned for its shuffle function, but how different is it from any other shuffle that creative, sony, iriver or iaudio provides? Once again, stupid consumers are so blinded. Sony still provides players with best battery life, most durability and best sound quality. Now, they have even worked on providing us the best kind of shuffling features out there. Dump iPod, renowned for something that it isn’t even good at, and get Sony, the real winner in this competition who lost out temporary because of blinded consumers.
Forget about creative. They don’t exist.
It's only at this time of the night when the world is asleep can i emerge from this cloth of pretense and be myself. Not judged. Not living for others.
It's only at this point of time can i pour my emotions, however strong, into this vast, boundless space so that they diffuse so thin that they cease to exist. Serenity will then consume me with my innermost thoughts and i will be able to find the peace within me.
I like the night because silence itself is a melody. An enthralling one. One which embodies both vibrancy and harmony. One that sways so much that occasionally i feel that life is beautiful afterall.
What happens when i wake up, i have no desire to know.
For i live for the night.
Fuck it. Fuck the escapist me.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
“Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again. With 2GB (500 songs) and 4GB (1,000 songs) models starting at $199, the pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design. So small, it will take your music places you never dreamed of.
Call it astonishing. Unbelievable. Impossible, even. Then pick it up and hold it in your hand. Take in the brilliant color display. Run your thumb around the Click Wheel. Put on the earbuds and turn up your music. That’s when everything becomes clear: It’s an iPod.
It holds up to three days’ worth of music. It plays for up to 14 hours between battery charges.(1) It displays the color album art for the song you’re listening to right now. It carries your photos, podcasts and audiobooks. It syncs seamlessly with iTunes. It connects to a host of iPod accessories. Simply put, iPod nano is 100-percent iPod. And then some.”
WOW! Amazing! The size of iPod Nano is roughly double or even triple that of audio players that can display MTVs and movies on its color screen! iPod Nano is still stuck with stupid still images, and they are making such a big commotion about it. Sigh…
When will iPod lovers learn the truth? As usual, iPod comes with sucky battery life of 14hrs… which in reality only lasts 6~8hours. What’s the point of having so much music when the battery can’t even last long enough? It is pretty pointless taking iPod on long overseas trip too. Seems like an iPod is the worst possible place you can dump your large music collection on, since you won’t be able to enjoy it all. Zzz.
Another consumer deceiving product from Apple.
New Test Feature
Right click for context menu!
Vote if you are pro or against this feature on my tagboard.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
The day before yesterday, I bit my lips twice and have ulcer.
Woke up yesterday to discover I’m suffering from sore throat.
Woke up today to discover I have flu.
Drink = Pain
Eat = Pain
Pain = Suffering
Monday, September 05, 2005
A comforting thought
No, i'm not exactly in a euphoric mood now. Far from, in fact.
Even knowing that those are the days of yore, i can still feel it. So vivid. So real. And then a smile emerged. That smile, no matter how frivolous, could not be feigned.
It matters not what becomes of. I have never possessed in the first place. Neither am i being obliged to be entitled to. At most I'm back to where i was. Square one, that is.
I'm still myself.
And for the few moments of bliss I cant say that I have wasted my life.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Taking a quiet walk through the neighborhood has amazing effect. It allows me to find peace and calm in myself. The most important thing is that I am able to destress myself totally just by listening and observing people and animals around me and thinking about stuffs during my quiet walk, loitering through the neighborhood with no direction in mind. Ill try to find time to do this more often. It is fun.
Killing My Soul
This is it. The last day of slacking that I have promised myself. But what is totally crap is the fact that there is PW to do today, which kind of destroyed my original intention of slacking the whole day. Sigh… Life is sucky. After today I’ll try my best to pia for promos. Hope I’ll succeed. I’ve always been known to be very lazy. Haiz..
Bad experience at comex. Too many unruly and useless fucks there, squeezing around, using their ultra big arms and tummy to squeeze their way through. And prices there aren’t much cheaper than that of Sim Lim Square. I’ll never go to any IT fair again.
Why are we conned? This is holiday. To everyone else (non-students) this seems a wonderful time for us, and this shows to everyone the MOE gives student enough time to rest. This is nonsense. We should refer to holidays as “Freedom to mug at your own pace, you bloody muggers!”
Why can’t we live life our way?
Why? WHY? Why is everyone working so hard for a levels? To go into university? When there are so many university graduates who can’t find jobs? If singapore’s educational system is so good, why are the amount of creative people vanishing? They are all replaced with hard-core muggers with no creativity! This isn’t the requirement of any job you seek! If any job requires a walking textbook or dictionary, I’ll hire a computer instead! Why are art-stream “reserved” for the weaker student? WE NEED MORE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE THERE TO DRIVE SINGAPORE’S DIVERSITY AND CULTURE!!!
There are more to this section. but removed in an attempt to protect the "social stability in singapore". Hence i shall abide to the laws in order to enjoy my "freedom of speech".
Saturday, September 03, 2005
JUST as high street music retailers start selling music downloads, the manufacturer of the iPod is preparing to introduce a device it hopes will leave the newcomers trailing behind.
However, while Apple’s new “iPhone” will free up cluttered pockets, and bring more people to the iPod family, it may not prove as damaging to the likes of HMV and Virgin Megastore as first hoped.
Details of the American company’s plans are supposed to be shrouded in secrecy before a press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. But enough information has leaked out, and the expectation is that Apple will unveil its first iPhone. The gadget will be available before Christmas.
In Britain Apple has lined up the mobile phone company O2 to act as its exclusive supplier. According to some leaks, the iPhone will have the capacity for only 25 songs.
The iPhone is intended to take the iPod to a new level. Despite the success of the music player, only about 16 million iPods have been sold. The mobile phone is used by one billion people globally and by four out of five people in Britain.
Owners of iPods have, until now, been forced to carry both devices, making for a cumbersome load and providing an attractive target for criminals. Combining the technologies will, it is hoped, improve popularity. The new gadget casts a shadow over the announcement of two download services introduced by Virgin Megastores and HMV this week.
The retailers are beginning nearly identical services, and neither is compatible with an iPod, or works over the air.
Mark Bennett, head of digital at HMV: “I think the iPod is a brilliant device. It’s a shame that Apple’s strategy is not to let it be compatible with any other downloading service.”
The iPhone is expected to be priced at more than £200.
Mobile phone operators will be desperate for the iPhone to succeed. In Britain the five main mobile phone operators spent £22.5 billion buying up third generation mobile phone licences that allow music downloading and other high-speed internet applications.
So far consumers have made limited use of the new technology. The phone operators are hoping that music will prompt a take-off in demand.
This is crap, as Sony has only just recently released a “walkman phone” Well… ipod, go eat your shit and stop copying other’s idea! You are unoriginal, and you know it! Look at the lawsuit that Microsoft and Creative has filed on you. You are doomed! Making a sucky literately WHITE ELEPLANT mp3 player does not mean that you are good. It means consumers who bought iPod knows nothing about song quality and are those kind that “judge a book by its cover”.
Friday, September 02, 2005
Been watching full metal alchemist these few days... its a damn nice anime...
My gf and i are enjoying much happiness these few days. keep it up!
Only today she is quite disappointing but not to the point where i'll go mad..
All the best for love and promos.
PS: Is the new gateway page for my website nice?
Bedtime, at half past three.
I stood forlorn, a cold dark night.
Lonely, Blinded and Freezing.
With all my faith, I prayed for light.
Yet when dawn cracks, the night still lives.
"See you tommorow," they would say.
And one by one they fall asleep.
Until I am left awake.
Lonely, I wait patiently.
Yet tommorow never comes.
Darkness threathened to engulf my soul.
Watery waves wanted to wipe me out.
I cried for help but nobody would hear.
Lest i' m trapped in this pantomime.
I'm in pain, therefore i exist.
Or so i thought.
Till a tempest chilled my nerves and made me numb.
Indifference was all i'm left with.
Longed for the days when i writhed in agony.
When you told me you're a wanderer,
I bade my farewell relunctantly.
The moment you left the world came crumbling.
You made me realise who i am.
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