Saturday, March 26, 2011

what's next after SPM?

hi everyone. i've had a great birthday, thank you . =)

image from google

so, beberapa hari lepas, result SPM pun dah keluar...tahniah kepada adik-adik. usually inilah period kakak-kakak dan abang-abang senior akan disoal siasat oleh adik-adik junior sekolah masing-masing, tentang best ke tempat belajar sekarang... kos ape nak amik.. 

kalau ada yang tanya best ke kak dok jordan?
jawapan : best gila, alhamdulillah. =) jawapan ikhlas jujur. walaupun ramai jugak orang rasa tak best duduk jordan ni, i beg to differ. sebab aku suka pun duduk jordan ni, like i always said, I'd definitely have no problem staying here kalau i can have my family come over and stay with me. so, my persona p.o.v Jordan memang best, and i'm already worried about missing mansaf and mandi bila balik malaysia for 3 months holiday nanti.

Course ape patut saye amik kak? Medic ke Dentist ke Engineering?

Jawapan : nanti tgk la buku UPU and go through all the list of subjects yang ditawarkan. and then, tengok requirement, choose the path that will lead you to your dream course. jangan amik course yang mak,ayah, orang kampung, atau buah hati korang cadangkan. yang nak kena study tu SAYA, yang nak kena exam tu SAYA, so, SAYA pilih sendiri course apa SAYA nak amik. and FYI, selain courses yang bajet glamour as mentioned in your question, there are thousands more variety of courses yang ada. Jadi, jangan sempitkan pemikiran dan nampak courses tersebut saja, dan bila tak dapat, tangkap muat aje apa yang ada. NO NO. 

Semua orang mestilah ada minat tersendiri kan. Work on that. Bukan on other people interest. Sebab this is your life we're talking about. There's no such thing as "minat boleh dipupuk", sebaliknya you will end up doing things you don't like sahaja.

Is medicine for me?

If you really have the heart for it, WANT to be a good physician and don't mind working you A** off,  dan bila graduate gaji lebih kurang sama je with other people, you're most welcome :-) klik sini pulak.

Matrix ke, Asasi ke, A-Level ke, form 6 ke?

Jawapan : Pilihlah yang paling assuring you'll secure a seat dalam course yang dicita-citakan tu. Tapi, kalau tak dapat, then choose something that will give you peluang to still get what you want. don't give up and settle for second option just yet.


I think any scholarship will do just great. Tapi if we're talking on chances to really get the scholarship, klik here


Sometime people tell you, "tak kisah amik course apa pun.. Ambil course yang kita minat pun belum tentu dapat kerja yang kita suka", kecuali critical courses lah kan. Ini terpaksa saya sangkal, because i totally disagree with the idea settling for second. Happiness is not getting what you want, but being grateful for what you have - setuju, tapi only after you work hard enough for it. Selagi ada peluang to pursue your dream, go for it. You definitely don't want to look back one day, regretting things you SHOULD'VE done but you DIDN'T.

the thing about SPM is that, before you take it, people tell you it will be your ticket to your destination  in the future. So, just like any other ticket, once you got on the ride, it doesn't matter anymore. Except when the ticket inspector comes and wants to see your ticket lah kan. But if you don't get the ticket you want, or tak dapat tiket direct, there's always bas loncat kan. mungkin susah sikit, jauh sikit perjalanannya, tapi sampai juga kan. :-)

p. s : last week i developed a secondary ambition, to be a teacher in taayah. hehe. murni sgt kan ?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

old days without internet.

today we "youtubed" in anatomy lecture with our beloved Dr. Jomard, for brachial plexus. Technology in his classes is nothing new. I bet he's a big fan of the internet, just like most of us. :-) Except for the part, he loves it for different source of joy - the education.

well, the internet has absolutely made my life easier.

remember that video casette recorded aka VCR? dulu masa kecik-kecik, bila tengok rancangan masakan time bulan puasa, tapi takut tak sempat nak salin resepinya, we would record the show, and pause kan dekat part resepi dan salin. tapi, hari ini tidak lagi ye kawan-kawan... dengan adanya enjin carian google (tak payah mention lah yang lain kan), taip aje nak resepi ape... sekelip mata je, berderet resources kite jumpe.. tak payah susah-susah nak tunggu "riang ria raya cornflakes bersama chefwan, setiap isnin hingga khamis, 4.30 petang di tv3" lagi dah... 

lepas tu lirik lagu... masa aku kecik2 dulu, my sister had this "buku lagu". and, even though it wasn't mine, showing her collections to MY friends pun dah kira awesome sangat dah... kakak memang rajin sket, she will cut the lyrics from paper ke, magazine ke... (ingat tak, majalah galaxy...pastu slalu kat tgh-tgh tu ada spread for lyrics, and posters - Along selalu marah beli majalah galaxy T.T) and stick it in her log book. siap ada dua kot. ad sometimes she'll put the singer's picture jugak. and her handwriting is like a million times prettier than mine, so kalau lirik lagu yang dia salin sendiri dengan cara : RECORD KAT RADIO, PLAY-PAUSE-REWIND-WRITE berulang-ulang kali pun best jugak..sebab tulisan dia cantik. 

tapi zaman sekarang, tak perlu spend too much time untuk kerja-kerja tak berfaedah seperti itu... taip saje di kotak carian anda..and voila!! and i have this habit, when i heard songs i don't know, i'd key in the lyrics from the song, and cari tajuk --> then the video --> then download it from Which brings me to my next point, NO MORE MIX TAPE!!! dulu selalu bila ada lagu best yang kita suka didendangkan di radio, we would RUN - literally, to record the song. usually we'll put it Record + Play + Pause button, so bila lagu tu start je, kita dah ready kat tepi radio and tekan butang pause semula so it will start record the song. and then bila nak tape another song, you rewind, listen and pause dekat part seterusnye supaya tak bertindih :-) kalau kaset2 original, biasanya u can't record on it, so we would potong pemadam and sumbat kat lubang 4 segi kat kaset tu, then tadaaaaa dah boleh record. gigih tak? gigih tak?

and since that everyone listen to digital music sekarang - by that i mean, mp3, iTunes, people rarely listen to radio kot? i know i don't as much. and i miss morning shows in malaysia. :-)

and then berbalik kepada VCR tadi, we use to go to "Wilson and Bros." kat pekan tanjung to rent video tapes. well, kita pilih2 kat katalog dia, then sewa lah. Sekarang Wilson and Bros. pun dah tutup diganti dengan Kedai Gunting Rambut Alice. I think lah. Ye lah, dah semua orang tengok movie either from DVD or download kat torrent... 

just like songs, we (my sister and i) would also tape music videos. yelah, jenuh la kan nak tunggu seminggu entah sekali dua je tayang MV yang kita suka, so, tape kan aje... kalau kakak ada latihan kat sekolah and would miss drama petang-petang, TAPE LAGI... The Good Old Days lah... Mulan lah... kadang-kadang tersalah tape, tertindan pun ade... hee hee.. sekarang youtube lah kan...ape lagi...tak payah susah-susah.. real player siap boleh download pulak avideo youtube to your pc.. ha.. share pulak kat fb... ish ish ish..

regarding communication, without the internet : Panggilan Tempatan, Surat-Menyurat. Early internet era : mIRC, emails. Today's Internet : facebook. facebook and facebook. Oh, Skype too!

and of course the internet has made life easier in education. all the animation, videos, summaries, algebra-problem generators... paling helpful sekali is online dictionary, where all words is one click away. google is like one of the best features of having internet connection in your life, and i'm surprised with the fact that there are still people who don't use it optimally. rugi...rugi..

secara kesimpulannya, budak-budak zaman sekarang should have more time to do other beneficial things, because for everything else, there's the internet. (baca mcm nada iklan mastercards).

ok lah, tu je nak share. :-) drop down your old days without internet jugak, i'd love to read it.

p.s : oh. this entry makes me miss making funny voice recording with my sister. and laugh like crazy people when we play it. and sometimes kakak would secretly record our conversation. aih, the good old days.

Friday, March 11, 2011

let's talk about love :-)

okay, the title is a lil' bit cheesy. scratch that, it's undeniably cheesy. what ever, it just popped out in my mind after my quick facebook-newsfeed-skimming tonight.

which one are you?

i've met/ gotten to know/ befriended all types of people which varies in their perspective of love and marriage. (well, perhaps some people will not agree at putting love and marriage in a sentence, because you don't always marry the one you love, and not always you'll love the one u marry). But let's talk the Rules rather than the Exception.

Those who WILL NOT get involved in any opposing-gender relationship until they got married. 
Those who WILL NOT marry people they don't LOVE.
Those who WILL NOT marry people they don't KNOW, but for people they DO know, love might comes in after marriage.
Those who KEEP ON trying, being ON and OFF a relationship, and finally marry the ??? - ( I have no idea how to do the maths - I mean, how they choose which one. Perhaps, the ones who are in relationship with them at the right time they think they should/could get married).
Those who were on a monogamous-emotionally-romantic relationship (note that i said emotionally-romantic, and not intimate / sexual relationship) with one person, for a long period of time (may reach 7-10 years), with plans to get married, perhaps struggling with minor or major fights until they finally settle down with marriage.

Phewww.. obviously i made a least-to-most-complicated-relationship-status list.

Let me make it really clear, we're talking romantic relationship, and not socializing pattern, because that is not in this area of discussion.

I personally believe that Love is something good. Perhaps sacred. and I'm not going to talk about the fact that Love for God MUST precedes love for another human - so many people talked about that, i'm pretty sure. And I also believe, there's nothing wrong about falling in love, it's just a matter of how you express and conduct your feelingBy expressing, I totally don't mean the overrated shoutouts on messenger or facebook status, or showing your affection for the other party publicly- well, a man may tell the whole world how much he loves you and still not be REALLY in love with you -  and doing any other non-permissible act

When a person loves another, the only thing that should show is how much he/she wants all the good things for the loved ones, be it in this life or hereafter. There's no need to show off the affection, what do you get from it? It lowers down the dignity of a girl, I must say. But then again, you decide what kind of lovers you want to be.

All I'm trying to say is, don't over do it.

Don't Over Do It.

Some people have their relationship status on facebook changed too often that their wall has become a publicly-accessible relationship log. It's not even a diary, but more to a log because there is always movement from "Is now in a relationship" to "Is no longer listed to be in a relationship". Well, I don't know that a person's life could revolve so much on the so-called love-life issues. IF it can be called love. What makes you think it's love if one second you're in a relationship and the next few minutes you're back to being single? who DOES that? walking away when you have problems in a relationship? that is SOOOO not true love.

You see, the problem comes when you tell the whole world that you're together. Being so sure that you're gonna make it to marriage stage, and suddenly you're no longer together. Knock knock, reality check people -  how on earth could you tell that you're gonna be with this very same person for the next 3 to 4 years? And people will start talking, "well, i thought they were together" or perhaps people might even say, "well, she had like a dozen of a failed relationships before this one finally work out. Well, that too, is not assured".

A friend has always told me, "Belum tentu lagi jadi pasangan hidup kite.. sebab tu, jangan beria-ia sangat time skarang ni.."It cant get any more true than this. Some guys would be really considerate and wise to remember this fact, and when they love a girl, they wouldn't want her to have anything to regret afterwards in case the relationship didn't work out.

Go moderate. It's always the best thing to do. Love is sacred, let's not tarnish  its reputation.

Get to know people. Make friends. If you fall in love, do it the right way.

Well, I finally realized that it's good to read on books regarding relationship once in a while, because you don't when you'll need it, or you might need to help a friend to deal with things. Reading can do wonders. =)

p.s : above all, always always always love yourself first :-)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

hello month of march =)


okey, march memang bulan dinanti-nanti setiap tahun. tahun ni, selain march, june is most awaited as well. tee hee hee.. Even along knows my sole intention of calling him this evening.

me : along, saje je tepon...maklumla dah bulan mac ni kan...

him : ha tulah. along dah agak dah..
me : (berbudi bahasa..tanye2 kabar sket, bgtau nak exam).
him : ha, lagi? hal-hal lain nye ape..?

me : hehe..(gaye comel) ikah dah bagitau kakak dah ikah nak ape..nnt along contact kakak lah ye.. 

request approved, tapi kita nantikan saja bila nak dapat tu kan. 

ok, entry harini basically berupa entry personal. usually entry bersifat seperti ini tidak di link on my messenger status or facebook wall. sebab, i prefer only few people read it, korang-korang ni lah kan. yg close2 gitu!!

well, according to... (tak ingat pulak buku mana, but I'm 70% positive 7 Habits -Sean Covey) when you want to achieve something it's good to rope-up. Let people around you know what are you up to, so they can keep you on the track. And also, it is very frequently advised to jot down / let people know so you will have more will-power to continue what you're doing. 

So, starting from march 1st, I intended to start tracking my food intake and financial expenses. Basically our main issue is that I really need to lose some weight, and research has proven that people who track their food tend to lose twice as much because you can reflect on your eating habit and improvise. Before ni dah try dah, tapi sehari dua je, then langsung.... haha. And same goes to financial records... It's good to write down your daily expenses so you know where do you spend your money the most. i succeeded in december, and FOOD was dominating, followed by transportation and phone expenses. see the connection??? I eat a lot, and walk less (sebab tu transportation jatuh nombor duaaaa tuuu). then january tak berjaya. february first few days.

tapi, january and february I think after food dah bukan transport lagi due to excessive shopping baju + kasut. nak-nak pulak sekarang ada tendency online-window-shopping. Kalau window shopping kat mall, at least tahu penat ye tak. ni kalau dah duduk atas kerusi, depan heater, klik-klik je...(paling-paling pun lenguh2 sikit tengkuk mengadap pc...)memang sedar-sedar hari dah gelap je la dari siang dok window shopping nye kan... window je lah, nak shopping betul2 bukan ade duit pun. and i don't think it's worth it pun kalau beli dari vendor yg dari malaysia sebab usually shipping dah macam harga barang or twice as much. jadi setakat markavip boleh la dik non...tak dilupakan aktiviti baru...yg menelan belanje jugak..haih.takpe2.

ketakberjayaan konsisten to keep track ni,most probably because i write it down on a piece of paper. so, memang malas-malas aje nak tulis. so, I've decided to make some effort and make the journaling a lil bit more interesting, well effort-nya tepek2 buku je pun... buku nota tahun bila tah banyak lagi kosong... (masa beli bukan main lagi, nak yang khams mawaad (5-subjects) bagai....-oh, mesti 2nd year, sebab 5 subjek. haha) and tadaaaaa

 setelah di-touch-up a lil bit...sticker tu pun dah bertahun beli tak guna...

sectional divider...font gedik abes tak plak tu...

bulletin board tempek bertahun2 baru sekali ni ade benda berfaedah ditampal diatasnye... this point, most of you will say, "gedik gile ko one....takde keja ke....6hb exam CNS dowh...." eh tipu, manade korang cakap "dowh" plak kan... and mungkin ada 2-3 kerat yg baik hati berkate, "awwwwww....sweet gileeeeeee...comei sangat!!!" sempena nak amik hati kan.. or mungkin selepas membaca ayat-ayat di atas terdetik di hati anda, "amendeeeeeeee ko wehhh".

by the way, march is eating healthy month on . so, kalau korang nak eating healthy calendar seperti di atas, boleh download dari sparkpeople. ok lah, my exam is on the 6th, tolong doakan sama-sama lah ye. i janji pasni i tak gedik-gedik dah. Akhir kata, besarlah harapan saya supaya dengan inisiatif ini saya akan istiqamah dalam mencatat trend pemakanan dan perbelanjaan saya selepas ini, seterusnya mengurus dan mengkaya. 

sekian, terima kasih. =)