Saturday, March 12, 2011

"The Grass is Always Greener On the Other Side of the Fence"

This idiom bring out the meaning of people that always think they would be happier in a different set of circumstances, or other people's circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often not. I'm disagree with this saying. Sure, it has its point, because most people are not satisfy with their own life and fate, and always envy for others', or simply wants more than what they're already have. But in reality, the other side of the fence is not always greener and prettier. For example, lets say that you had bought a house located at the center of the town. At first you really satisfied with your decision, but then, when you start thinking about the rent fees, the traffic, and the noise, you start regretting on living there. Then you start thinking about how peaceful will it be for you friend who lives in the suburban house area, compared to you. Yes, it does have the peaceful and economy quality on living in the suburban area, but house at the center of the town wasn't a bad idea after all. By living there, it is a convenient on buying a household good and other stuff. The cost on the transportation can also be cut out because the distance between the house and other area are smaller compared to the person who lives outside of town. The same case can also be applied on the location of our University. We always talk about how boring it was to be studied in the center of this 'mountain' and 'forest', and how hard it is to buy stuff and supply because the store are quiet limited and far. We always envy the students that studied in the town's located University, as the can easily go to town, buying stuff, and can hardly get bored. But do we aware on our positive point on studying at this place? We can save our money, as the town is quite far from us, thus making us less interested on going there. We can also save the money if we needed to stay outside the campus, as the house rent in this area are a lot cheaper compare to those in town. With all the point said, it has proves on how the grass is NOT always greener on the other side of the fence, and just be grateful on what you have instead of others.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Home town

Penang is a state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Stalt of Malacca. It is the second smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. There are many Historical Places in Penang such as Captain Francis Light, Bukit Ferringgi, Pulau Kasatu, fort Cornwalls, Convent Light Street. 

Penang has one of the most diverse food fare in Malaysia and at times, the food is so mixed with influences from the Indian, Malay, Chinese and Thai cuisine that it becomes unique to the island itself. To get to know Penang better, there are maps and trails that takes visitors through small alleyways and nooks & crannies where culture and traditions are still very much alive. The Chinese Operas held on the streets that mark certain festivals celebrated by Taoists or carrying of the Kavadi during Taipusam or even the Puppet shows at the Temples are for the people of Penang and by the people of Penang. The same goes with the food, and that's why the standards are good. Their most discerning customers are ones who have grown up on their food.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Top 5 Awesome Things

There were a lot of awesome thing happen around our world, for each and everyday.. But for me, there were 5 things that top it all, which is..

5) The smell of the rain
 - Have you ever smell the rain? It smell really fresh and captivating.. For me, that is the smell of the earth.. It can be some kind of a natural 'aromatherapy' for me as it will give out the calm effect..
     the mesmerizing rain
4) Listening to your new favorite song over and over again
- I'm sure all of us has done this before right? When you fall for that one song, it will stuck on your mp3 player list for quiet some day.. And you will put it on repeat until the point that even your friend will memorize the lyric and throw a tantrum on you because they has sick of hearing it over and over again.. Well, it happen to everyone right? :)
even the baby know how to enjoy a good song
3) Get to sleep after pull out the whole 'stay-up' thing for an exam
- As a student, I'm sure all of us has face the 'stay-up' thingy every time the exam or due date is around the corner.. Do you still remember the feeling of wanted to sleep really bad during your study in the middle of the night? Even during the examination, you can't avoid to think about how good it feels to be lying down on you bed with the fluffy pillow under you head.. Well, the feeling when you reach your room after it all been settled down are even better.. Nothing can be compare to those feeling of a deep sleep after all those hard work that you have been pulled off all night.
sleeping is the best medicine for fatique, EVER!
2) Realizing you still remember your childhood friend’s phone number
- Realizing that you still remember old phone numbers gives a great smile on your face...The old memory start to coming back as you remember dialing those digits, day after day, without having to read the number from anywhere..Making plans for the lake's hang out, grumbling about teachers, whispering about cute classmates, you just suddenly remember those moments..Those time, where hand phone is somewhat only those rich kid would have, and dialing your friend by using home's phone secretly, afraid your mother will scold you for using it for too long..All those precious memories, that will never be forgotten..
now, everyone got their own phone. so communication is no longer a problem!
1) When you manage to get ready super fast when there’s no time to shower
- Okay, I admit..Girls do take a 'little' time on getting ready..But the same case can be apply to the guys too you know?However, when some case occur, a person that usually takes up a lot of time for getting ready, can also be super fast at it..This can happen when you're late for an exam, class, or even date..With that said, its obviously that people need some push in order to be super fast on getting ready for some thing.. But, don't you think slowing up time for getting ready is a fun thing to do? :)
even the bird know how to take it's time to enjoy itself  :)
Well, that's my top 5 of awesome thing.. How about you???
Chocolate cake


¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa powder
1-2 cup all purpose flour
1tsp Vanilla
1cup sugar
1stp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1 cup water


1- Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
2- Mix liquid ingredients in a separate bowl and combine it with dry ingredients.
3- Stir the mixture with a wire whisk until well mixed.
4- Grease an eight-inch baking pan.
5- Pour the prepared mixture into the pan.
6- Bake for about 45 minutes at 200oC.
7- Top with ice cream and serve.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Students must vote during the 'Students' Election' because....

...imagine studying in an institution where no one has a voice at all. Each and every person is a robot that performs the will of the upper side people (i.e management people) of their institution. No matter how horrible the situation or how angry anyone gets regarding any issue, the management side will not listen to the students. Pretty scary to think about is it not? Well guess what, we practically live that way today. Our university's management could care less about the views that come from us, the students. Why? We do not vote. If we want our voice to be heard, if we want our issues to be debated, we need to stop our apathy and vote. Vote for the student that can be trusted to represent all of the student to fight for our right.We always sit back and complain about every single issue, yelling that the student councils does not represent us. The truth is, they are not entirely on faults, because we do on faults as well in this matter. Why should we complaining when we ourselves doesn't bid our vote, and choose the best leader instead them that doesn't give a care on what happen to the students' right and welfare. Instead of complaining, we should make a difference. More and more of us are starting to vote now more than ever, but it is not enough. We need to make our voice be heard. Give support to students' representative that listen to our voice. We can make a difference. Our voice counts. Don't let it be drowned out. Go out to vote, and do it, because our present and future life in the university depends on it.

Great Leaders Are Not Born. They Are Made

 This statement are strongly agreed because obviously, leadership cannot be pass by genes. A great leaders are optimists first and foremost. Their tendency is to interact according to Henry Ford's observation, "whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." This is because the buck must stop somewhere and because the dynamic of authority dictates that all delegated authorities are themselves subject to authority, they understand that being a leader is far more than a title. There are a few qualities that represent a good leader, which is (courtesy of;

  1. Great Leaders are mission inclined and ensure the survival of the vision.
  2. Great Leaders are providers, oriented to whatever the individual or team cannot supply for itself.
  3. Great Leaders are motivated by the welfare of the team.
  4. Great Leaders are always ready to provide the tools necessary for achieving the goals of the team.
  5. Great Leaders have great integrity (wholeness, soundness) and assume the role of keeper of ethics.
  6. Great Leaders are consistently teachable. Information flows from the top.
  7. Great Leaders are always willing to step aside rather than compromise the team
  8. Great Leaders do not take control, but accept surrendered control.
  9. Great Leaders understand the awesome responsibility of guiding human beings. 
  10. Great Leaders understand the difference between passion for excellence and passion for power. 
Obviously all these traits cannot be pass down through a gene nor blood. It all  come from one's character and their own will on how they want to live up their own personality. A leadership cannot be forced into someone because it will bring no good to the person itself, and to the other person as well.

Some may have said that a leadership do run in the family, as it always been said, 'like father like son'. The
meaning is that, the child maybe inherit his parents' good gene. But if he becomes a great or successful person in the future depends on many factors such as his circumstance, his education and so on. So a successful father or mother does not means a successful son. Good congenital is important, and hard working after birth is more important. It all depends on how they are raised. Being great is not necessarily an automatic thing that will happen. A lot of kids of so called great people don't get the attention they need from that magnificent parent to turn out that way. Some simply don't want to be like their parents and do everything in their power to take the opposite route. Some get spoiled and take everything for granted.

As been said earlier,  leadership cannot be pass by genes. A lot of thing need to be consider as the contributor to those leadership traits, and it surely takes a lot of effort to become a admirable leader.

    What's Better About being Single

    1. Feeling like your life could be a trendy TV show.
    2. Being the total master of your fate - from what you're going to eat for dinner to where you'll put your sofa to how you'll design the rest of your life.

    3. Knowing there's someone who'll always listen when you want to talk, someone who's your ally in a cruel worlds: your best friend.
    5. Making enormous changes in your life without feeling selfish or breaking anybody's heart.
    6. Dreaming big single-type dreams, the hot job, the big bucks, the great romance.
    7. Dressing for attention and relishing every ounce of it.
    8. Not having any question about whose career comes first.
    10.The thrill of feeling that anything could happen at anytime - and knowing that when it does, you'll be free to leap.
    15. Having the privacy essential for meditating on such vital issues as who you are and what really makes you happy.
    16. Turning your attention from men to more exciting things.