Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Raya Time!!

Today is my last day of working. I will be out of office for the next 1 week++ ;) It's Raya!! Am going back to my newly bought house in SP. I will be driving after Subuh tomorrow with the rest of the family.

This time we are going to stay in our own home, not like before when we used to stay at my aunties' places..finally someplace to call our own. Although the house is not fully furnished yet, I am happy!! Even my room is still empty, what the heck, I am not living there full time anyway. I am going to take my own sweet time to furnish the house as how I want it to be.

This Raya will be the most memorable one. I am a bit nervous because I have never driven that far before, what more with the rest of the family in the car. Wishing myself a safe journey to and fro and wishing others a very good break....

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir Batin :) Am sending this out tomorrow...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Really?

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Completed this test and yup, I am introvert :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

I am a panel !!!

I am going to my alma mater tomorrow, UiTM. Was invited to be one of the panel for a forum. The topic would be "The Path of Chemical Engineering Students after Graduation". Not sure what to talk about. This is my second time doing this kind of talk. First was in UTP, but that was more of open session with the student. This time around, moderator is one of the lecturers. Man, I am going to expect some tough questions to be thrown on the floor.

Am nervous, have not prepared anything yet. Must be well prepared as I am bearing my company's name, which is not just a name, its a brand on its own. The forum will be in English, I hope I will not mumble in case I'm lost for words!! Will have to do some homework..aish...Plus I got a tip, that maybe they are interested in the company's efforts/works for biofuel..what the?? that means more reading for the rest of the day.....

Just when I thought going there as one of super duper senior is cool....anyway, hoping that I can do my best and would do the company no shame... :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

South Africa, anyone?

I have been lingering with this idea for quite some time.I want to go to South Africa for the WC final. Now trying to find people to go with me. Heck I didn't even save money for this yet. Whatever it is, I want to go there, friends or no friends, I'm going. So opening the offer now, who wants to go with me?

Its 3rd Language Time!!

I have always been linguistically inclined, means I like different language and I think I have the tendency to picks up quite well given an appropriate amount of attention. My 2007 to do list was to at least learn one foreign language. I have been writing to few language institute in KL and receive some info. The only thing I need to do now is devote my time and my money and I'm almost there.

I am just sorting priorities right now, which one first? German or Spanish? I think Spanish are easier to pick up and probably won't require as much effort as German. So I think I'll start with German first. Had a chat this morning with my Deuscth colleague and said he would ask his wife on some activites promoted by Goethe Institute. Should be fun!! I learned some in uni but now I couldn't even count to 10 in German to save my life.

Probably get started after Raya or early next year...
So gutes Gl├╝ck zu mir

Monday, September 1, 2008

Truly Malaysian..

I'm in PD this Merdeka weekend on duty, therefore miss all the celebration in KL. (not that I joined any of it previously..) My family came down for a picnic on Saturday and there was a little incident...I injured my ring finger. My sister, did not saw that my hands was still at there car door unintentionally closed the door and causes my two fingers to be squashed in between the closed door....yes it was really closed..it hurts like mad..

Pictures below was taken after almost 2-3 hours post the incident;









and today the swell has not subside, bet you it will take another one week before it can be restored to its original condition..ouch... lucky nothing happens to my nails, or else it could have been worse.
Anyhow..that's not the main thing that I want to blog about today.

What does it means to be a Malaysian? In difficult times like now where most all prices gone up, us lead by clown government (not all but the top most are), how do you gauge how much Malaysians are we? Last week we had a farewell lunch for one of our trainee, my boss decided to read something about the late Leftenan Adnan Saidi who was killed by Japanese when they occupied Malaya during WWII. What's a patriot history got to do with a farewell? Nothing actually, he just wants to be remembered..

The thing is, he was all hyped up about the late Left. Adnan weeks before as if its a new thing (just because it is) to him. Mind you he's a Malay..mean how can a Malay not know about the late Left. Adnan? But then again if you ask any Malay on the street, how many of them do actually knows about that? My gut feels says that not many...Does it takes a good knowledge in history to say that you are a good Malaysian?

What about honouring the National Language? The fact that I am writing this in English doesn't help either, does it? I don't know actually how to define a Malaysian, is it actually lies on how you live, where you eat, how you talk or is it how you dress? In the millenium age, I guess people are starting to look alike. You would wander around the streets of Sydney and the people dress (hell even looks) alike people in Bukit Bintang. So what diffrentiate us from a bunch of Aussies?

I would say that its all in your heart, the moment you are proud that Lee Chong Wei brought back an Olympic silver medal, rather than trash him for that 39 minutes defeat to Lin Dan, I guess we are on the same boat!! I am for now proud to be Malaysian. Well there is occasional thoughts of landing a job in Europe or Middle East (who wouldn't?) but I know I will always settle in Malaysia.

For this year, its been a sober Independence celebration, all clouded by the current political state and I hope someone better step up and fix whatever things that they can to save this beloved country of ours. (I don't think the current opposition is the best candidate, tho). I love this country, its the only country I ever know but what the future holds for it, am not sure yet.

Long live Malaysia, may Allah bless us.