Friday, December 29, 2006

Study Week

This week is my study week. I am suppose to study for my final exam. But what have I studied? Nothing. It was my last assignment's due date on 26th December, the day after Christmas. So, basically, I didn't have much christmas mood this year. Just went out for dinner with friends on the Christmas eve, then it's back to the assignment.

I thought that I can have better sleep these few days but I think I was wrong. Haha.. On Wednesday, all my friends have passed up all assignments and they decided to go for a movie to relax ourselves. So, we went to watch "Eragon" at The Mines. It's a tale about dragons and dragon riders. Many friends have told me that it's not worth watching but I think that it wasn't that bad after all. Hehe.. After the show was about 1.30am. We went to Sri Petaling for Dim Sum dinper [dinner + supper] and spend RM70++ for the food. I quite enjoyed the food as I have not eaten dim sum for a long time. So right after that, we decide to go to the cyber cafe beside the shop. Guess what, this is the first time I actually played a game at cc. [I know, I know, I'm lame =P] So we played some games for 3 hours. By the time we finished, it's almost 6am already. I reached back Cyberjaya, took a quick bath and sleep at 7.30am.

I got a wake up call by Iris at 8.50am. [What?! I sleep for 1hour++ only!] Actually it was the prize giving day for CodePlay, the game programming competition. I was suppose to be there at 9.30am and the ceremony will start at 10am. Leong Kee won the first prize! Congratulations!! [Must belanja makan lar] It finished at 11am, continued with 2 meetings after that. Took a simple lunch and went back to nap for 2 hours. [2 hours only?] Yeah, because today [28 December] is Kuan's birthday. Based on his tradition, he'll treat his friends a meal on his birthday. So, we get free pizza dinner at MidValley. Hehe.. After dinner, we went to Sunway to watch "Conffesion of Pain" (伤城). So here I am, just reach back Cyberjaya and blogging again after a long rest due to the heavy assignments and tests recently.

More events are in the planning for the next few days. Haha.. Guess my study week has just turned into a semester break. Hehe.. Geesh, I need to spare some time to study for my exam soon. Wish me luck! =P I gotta go to bed now. I've been sleeping very very little these few days. Billy, out.

P/S: Congrats to Kuan and Bee =P

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Today I read an article about the impact of the hours you sleep on your health. The research done in the US found that the volunteers who slept less than 4 hours everyday for 2 weeks have a pre-diabetic symptoms. An average of 40% of college kids in the US sleep less than 4 hours during the weekdays and around 70% of them sleep less than 8 hours. Although most of them sleep about 7/8 hours on weekends, it's still not sufficient to cover back the time loss in sleep. The researchers says that sleeping is as important as breathing, eating and drinking. An animal that doesn't sleep will die and so does a human. A healthy man should get around 7 hours of sleep everyday. Not more, not less. People that sleep more than 9 hours a day may lead to mortality and those who sleep less than 4 hours a day are the worst.

So, I guess this proves that my Philosophy of Life is quite true, huh? To all my friends out there, sleeping is important. Never ever neglect your sleep for assignments or exams. Sleep well, study well. Billy, out.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Swiss Army Knife

Swiss Army Knife or pocket knife is a multifunction tool in short. A standard official Swiss Army Knife has a knurled metal surface with a red emblem and includes a blade, a can opener/screwdriver, a reamer and a bottle-opener/screwdriver/wire stripper. Nowadays, the swiss knives are having more and more tools and functions, such as cork-screw, scissors, toothpick, tweezers, pen, LED light, digital clock and even MP3 player. The 2 main manufacturers of the Swiss Army Knife are Victorinox and Wenger from Switzerland [obviously].

This is the Swiss Army Knife that my cousin bought me all the way from Switzerland. It's a sovenier from her and her husband who went there for honeymoon. It's the official one that Swiss army really use. Hehe.. I like it very much. Thank you, Pui Yee and Eric. Billy, out.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Just wanna wish Kian Ong, Leong Kee, Moy, Sue Ling, Alfred and my dearest mom HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the month of November. That's all. Billy, out. =P

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Dictatorship in the Insect World

Today, I read about an interesting article on the newspaper. It's about the way of life for some insects like bees, ants and wasps. These kind of insects are well known that they have a queen whose job is to lay millions of eggs and plenty of hardworking workers that work their ass off everyday finding food or taking care of the youngs and etc. For your information, those workers consists of female insects only. So, where are the guys? Their only job is to mate with the queen. Talking about the workers, they are females but don't they lay eggs too? The answer for that is yes, they do lay eggs. Here comes the catch, the eggs laid by the workers are usually ate by the queen herself or the other workers. Situation varies from different types of insects. For example, honeybee workers seldom lay eggs as they knew that their eggs will be eaten by their "colleagues" and the surviving rate of their eggs is less than one over one thousand. For another type of bee [I forgot the name], the success rate of an egg hatched is quite high because the queen is responsible to dispose the workers' eggs. But how much can a queen eat? So, the workers tend to lay more eggs as their eggs will be more likely to be hatched.

Actually this is just a sumarize version of what I have read. I don't remember some of the details but I do remember that this is a current reseach carried out to prove that the old point of view about these insects are wrong. So, that's about it. Billy, out.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Movie Mania

Studies for Year 2 Trimester 2 has just begun. Though the time during the holidays zoom like the speed of light, I still manage to have some fun and enjoyed myself a bit. The craziest thing [for me] that I have done during the holidays is watching around 20 movies. Don't get me wrong though, I didn't watch all of them in the cinema. Only 6 shows were watched in cinema while the rest I watched at home thru computer or DVD player. I don't usually go to the cinema a lot. But now, it seems like I would never miss a [good] movie that is screened in the cinema. That's so cool because I've always wanted to do that. Hahaha...

For this post, I'll just talk a bit on the movies I've watched on the big screen. The rest.. nah, forget about it. The very first show I watched [with Kuan, Bee and Alfred] right after exam was Silk, a story that revolves about a bunch of scientists who caught a kid ghost and they were trying to figure out his past. You know what? This is the first ever horror film that I watch in the cinema. [and the screening time is mid-night, creepy huh] Luckily it's not that scary and it's quite worth a watch.

On the following week, I broke my personal record for watching 3 movies [with Kuan and Bee] in a day [and ate McDonald's buffet till I can't move]. They were Open Season, World Trade Center and The Grudge 2. Though 3 movies have different feelings, funny, touchy, scary, I think that these 3 are just too plain and gets boring in some parts of the films. Overally, I would rate those 3 as average only.

On the final week of holidays, I watched The Covenant with Kuan, Bee and Ms Yoon [my ex-Korean tutor] at Sunway Pyramid. I was late and I miss the first half of the show. Without knowing what happened in the beginning, I blurly watched the remaining half of the show. It turned out not as great as I have expected though. The very next day, we watch The Prestige in 1Utama to "avenge" my loss and the dissatisfactory of The Convenant. The Prestige is about 2 magicians trying to outdo each other in their magic shows and many terrible things happened. The ending of the story is very very much unexpected. This show is much more interesting that I thought.

What can I say, at least I ended my movie mania holidays with a good show after all. =P Billy, out.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Culture of Bloggin'

I have been staring at this blank space for a long long time, and I still don't know how to start to write. So, what actually is blogging all about? I don't really know. There are a lot of stuffs that I would like to post here but everytime I open the page to start writing, my mind will go blank and at the end, nothing is posted. So, that's why I have "dissapeared" from this blog since my last post around 2 and a half months ago. Many people may think that I am a lazy blogger [which is partially true], but actually, it's the topic and words that hold me back. Sometimes, I feel that I should post something at my blog but it seems that I can't put my fingers together to type. Weird, don't know why... Hehe... Maybe I'm still not used to expressing what's inside my mind to the outside world. For the past one month of my holiday, I feel that I should penned down those valuable, happy moments I had in my blog. But I ain't going to promote my blog to people like some of friends did. Why? Maybe my blog is not that worth your time to read. What comes around goes around. Those that happened to browse through this page and read my posts are okay. It's not that I'm restricting people from reading but maybe I think that this thing here works as a little online diary to me. Diaries should be secretive right? Haha.. I don't know, never wrote any diaries in my life. =P Well, I guess that's all from this post. Don't even know what have i typed here. Not in the mood to check also. Hehe.. Just a simple crap post. Billy, out.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Adventurous and Challenging Trip to Taman Negara - Day 3


Day 3 - 10 August 2006 - Thursday

So this is the final post about my trip to Taman Negara. Again, the first person to wake up is Min Bee. She turned on the light and everybody just woke up lazily around 7am. We washed ourselves, packed our things and brought our luggages to the eating area where we took our final meal there. After our breakfast, we went down to the jetty for our express boat back to Kuala Tembeling. Took some photos and we finally say bye bye to Nusa Campsite at 9am.

Riding the boat back to Kuala Tembeling is much faster than going there because we are following the current of the river. We were finally able to sit together - the 8 of us. The guys played poker and the loser drinks water. After a while, we got bored and started doing something else, chatting, listen to music, take pictures, pretend to sleep... and so on. Hehehe... On the way back, the engine of our boat broke down, so we stopped in the middle of the river waiting for another boat for "rescue". The driver took some time to fix the problem and I can say it's really hot sitting in the boat - without the wind. We reached Kuala Tembeling at around 11.30am and after some "toilet-ing", we got on the bus back to KL. What a rush... We left Kuala Tembeling at 12 something and we finally reached KL at 3pm something. All of us slept in the bus after finishing most of the snacks we bought.

Then, we took monorail to KL Sentral and had our quick lunch there at KFC. We missed the ERL train back to Cyberjaya by one minute and we have to wait another 30minutes for the next train. Aihzz.. So, we waited and the train finally came. This is the first time i took a KLIA express. It's quite comfortable in there. I tried to make some SMS but almost all of our phones are out of battery. [too bad..]

We reached Cyberjaya around 5.30pm. Miss Yoon was rushing to go somewhere and Leong Kee was rushing to go back to Seremban. The rest of us? We went back to clean ourselves up and get ready to go to The Mines to watch "Click". Besides the six of us, Min Hui [Min Bee's sister] and Alfred joined us as well. The comedy was quite nice and the ending is a bit out of what I think it would be. [I wouldn't use a universal remote control the way he used it though] After the show, we had dinner at Hassan's, Cyberjaya. Luckily, Kuan, Min Bee and Yin Yee accompanied me during the night. Or else, I'll be all alone. Thanks, guys. So, I stayed overnight at my apartment with Kuan and went home evening time the next day.

Post-trip feeling
The last time I went to [overnight] trip with a gang of friends was 5 years ago?!! Gosh! That was so long ago... I always enjoyed myself when I'm with a bunch of friends. This is not excluded of course. I always love to go out instead of staying at home and rot. Hahahah... This is a memorable trip and I'll never forget those happy moments we had. I hope we can always organize trips and stuffs in years to come and I'm looking forward to the next trip too. =P Cheers for B&B!! Billy, out.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Adventurous and Challenging Trip to Taman Negara - Day 2

Day 2 - 9 August 2006 - Wednesday

Day 2 is more interesting that day 1 definitely. I think we were awaken by the voice of Min Bee around 6.30am. Too tired and too relectunt to wake up... yet everybody get out of their bed lazily because we knew that it will be a wonderful day. =P After washing our faces and brushing our teeth, we walked down to the stream to enjoy some morning breeze and cool water. After having our breakfast at 7.30am, we get ourselves ready to trek to the nearest waterfall, "Abai Waterfall" [Abandoned Waterfall?]. Actually visiting the waterfall wasn't in the schedule but we decided to skip the hiking at Bukit Warisan and trek to the waterfall instead. The sign indicated that the waterfall is just 3km from where we stay. And we took off happily....

Abai Waterfall
The trail looks fairly easy at the beginning. Just walk, walk, walk and walk... Finally, we reach the first river and we need to cross it. It was quite easy but the trail was getting tougher. We reached our second river which is tougher but we managed to cross it without any problem. About mid-way to the waterfall, we reached a Orang Asli Village where I can only see one house with signatures on it. [You call that a village?!] There were just 2 guys there, one of them is playing a guitair in the house. [They don't look like natives to me...] So, we rested for a while and continue our journey. We reached the third river and it's much tougher and more slippery than the previous 2. Yet, we were able to cross it smoothly though few guys wet thier shoes. [Poor them.. kekeke..] After crossing the third river, the trail gets much tougher. We have to climb rocks, walk over logs, uphills, downhills.... and we reached our fourth and final river, the toughest one. We spent a lot of time there crossing one stupid river. Min Bee stood on the rock for like, 10 minutes without moving a muscle? I was getting a bit impatient and try to cross the river from another side without using the rope and I got one of my shoes soaking wet, how clever I am.

I was starting to worry whether we were following the right path because it seems to me that we will never reach the waterfall. After walking for some time and climbing over a huge rock, we finally reached the waterfall. But it was a total dissapointment. The waterfall is PATHETIC! We have been trekking for 1hour 45 minutes and this is what we get. Anyway, we stayed a while to check for leeches and some of them went for a swim. Unfortunately, Kuan had a dead leech in his shoe with blood all over his sock and shoe. We spent quite some time there enjoying the cool water and the journey back starts again after they dried themselves. Going back seems to be faster but we got lost once. Luckily I found back the right path and we reach our room safely. Leech check: 3 survivors [not bitten by leech]: Min Bee, Leong Kee and ME!! =P Whoa~ what an adventure I would say.

Canopy Walk
We were late for our lunch but our nice guide, Ajax, waited for us for our next event, Canopy Walk. We took a quick boat ride to the place and we were briefed about the Canopy Walk. It is the longest in the world. Wow! It's about 500++ meters long and 40++ meters high. One of the highest also I think. We were divided into groups of 4 and were told that we should keep a distance of 5 meters from the person in front of you when you go onto the bridge. There are total of 10 bridges and 9 platforms. We were the last one to get on so we waited quite a while before we reached our turn.

The view from the platform was fabulous. We can see a lot of nice scenery from up there. Took a lot of pictures of course but we were only able to take photos for people in group 2 using Yan Hui's camera. Not much to talked about here.. We just enjoyed taking pictures and looking at the beauty of mother nature. Though the bridges are only 500m long, we took more than one hour to complete the walk as there are a lot of waiting and no overtaking. hehehe...

Rapid Shooting
As soon as we reach the shore of our campsite, we were told that we have 5 mintues to change into bathing suits because our final event is Rapid Shooting! [woo-hoo! The one I anticipated most] To my [tiny little] dissapointment again, we basically just sit in the boat and splash water at each other. We had lots of FUN though. The boat we sat in just go forth and back along the river and the people in the boat will put their hands into the water and splashed it to the people at the back. Saddeningly, me and Kuan sat at the last row of the boat and we were the victims for that event. The people in front were having so much fun splashing water at us and all we can do is just cover our face and let the water splash. Aihzzz... After lots of splashing, the boat stopped at one place and let us swim there. The current was quite strong, so I dare not go far from the shore. While I was floating happily, Min Bee threw dirt at me. And so, we had a dirt fight. I got my ears and hair full of sand while she only got it on her clothes. I guess I'm just bad in aiming. Hahaha..

It was only around 4pm something after we bathe and changed. The guys started to gather on the beds and play poker. To add some fun into it, the loser has to pluck a hair from his leg. Kuan was the big "winner" as he lost about 70% of the game. So, we played till around 7.30pm and had dinner. After some rest, we gathered again ourside to play some stupid game. We had 2 bottles of wine [1 red 1 white] and played "Bluff" card game and "Truth or Dare". I was the winner for Bluff but a victim during Truth or Dare. I was always being used even though someone else were daring. Anyway, we had fun and there were lots of laughter as we played. I can't tell much in here as the things we said were supposed to be kept secret. =P We played till 2am and everybody slept soundly after that.

Whoa, another long post eh. I think I missed out some details as I'm trying to cramp everything into one post. Overally, day 2 is the day we enjoyed the most and also the most tiring day. There aren't much left to talked about on day 3 but yet I'm going to leave it for the next post. Cheers! Billy, out.
to be continued...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Adventurous and Challenging Trip to Taman Negara - Day 1

A lot has happened during the past one week of my mid-term break. Seems to be a lot, but actually there's nothing much besides going to Taman Negara with a bunch of friends. Why would I say adventurous and challenging? Because even before we started our journey to the National Park, troubles, problems and obstacles keep pouring to us. However, we manage to get through everything without any problem. *wink* The day before we leave KL, Eddie informed us that he couldn't make it to the trip although he has paid and booked a place for him. At first, I thought that there will be one person less on the trip but luckily, someone managed to find a replacement on that very night. *phew* And at the very same night, Yee Yin's train was delayed for 3 hours and Kuan took a wrong turn at Serdang ended up in Ampang. [Is that true? No one tells me leh..] So you see, the challenge and adventure already started before we take off, no doubt there will be more to come. hehehehe... I think I'll introduce the people who went to the trip here. For easy reference i guess.. =P

Picture taken in front of a shop at the Kuala Tembeling jetty. From leftmost:-
Miss Yoon Sang Mi: Our korean tutor who teached korean language level 1 in MMU.
Min Bee: The leader, the organizer, the planner, the one that invited us to go. [Thanks]
Yee Yin: The only non-MMUian in the group. She's a friend of Min Bee all the way from Segamat, Johor.
Leong Kee: My roommate, a good friend in MMU.
Josh: A quite new friend I would say, knew him from Kuan. Our photographer [how I wish I can have his camera. =P]
Yan Hui: Just knew him on the day we depart. He's the saviour whoreplaces Eddie last minute.
Kuan: A great friend who really helped a lot on this trip.
Me: That's me...

Day 1 - 8 August 2006 - Tuesday

I woke up at 5.30am. Get my luggages ready and I left my house at 6.00am. My dad is suppose to pick up Miss Yoon, Min Bee and Yee Yin from Cyberjaya and send us to KL to catch a bus while the rest of the guys took ERL and taxi to KL. We were suppose to reach Crowne Mutiara Hotel, KL before 8.30am but we were late. All because of the stupid trafiic jam in KL. [How I wish I can stay away from all these congestion and pollution] O'rite, so we're late but the problem wasn't that. The person-in-charge told us that our name was not on the list although we have paid RM640 to the agency for the bus ticket. We are damn lucky or what, there are enough seats for another 8 people but we have to be separated. Me and Kuan in one bus while the other 6 in another bus. Too bad uh.. So, we departed at 9.10am from KL. Woo-hoo!

During the 3 hours ride to Kuala Tembeling wasn't much fun. I listened to some music, napped a while, talked to Kuan a while and stared outside the window most of the time. So, we reached Kuala Tembeling around 12.10pm. Registered ourselves at the agency and we started looking for food like hungry hyenas. We spotted a chinese restaurant and ate something there. After eating, we talked about reading our chinese names in korean. Miss Yoon can't read my name in korean. [saddening] Hehe.. So we bought some batteries, cards, took some photos and ready to leave. Our boat is suppose to leave at 2pm but again, delayed because we are the last in queue. So we gotta wait till everyone gets on their boat and we take the last boat. Again, we were separated. Kuan and Leong Kee sat in front while the rest were at the back of the boat. Poor Kuan keep separated from us. So, the journey of 3 hours boat ride started. We took photos, chat and sleep. Nothing much we can do actually. Not many things we can see besides some trees, water and sand. Oh, and probably some buffalos and cows by the riverside. =P

Finally, we reached the place we're suppose to stay, NUSA Campsite, at 5.30pm. Checked in and walked all over looking for our room. We managed to find it and it was a bit dissapointed when i stepped into the room. It is a small room with 4 double deckers, a small flourescent light, a fan and 2 windows. It was HOT inside there. So we dumped our belongings and came out to get some fresh air. *phew* After settling down for a while, we decided to explore that place a bit. Since there's not much time left till dinner, we only follow a path behind the chalets to get the fell of mother nature. Our first real breath in Taman Negara. Hmm.. it's so refreshing and so different from the polluted city of KL. Hehehe.. So there, we plan about going to the waterfall in the morning the next day, which is not in the schedule.

At 7.30pm, it's time for dinner. Our very first meal there. I wouldn't say that the food is too bad nor very good. It's edible, u know what I mean? After dinner, we stood there talking for a while and something came out from under the table. It's a cute little porcupine!(pic) The staff there feed the cute little creature with some rice and vegetables. It eat them hungrily while the people around were busy admiring and taking photos of it. Well, it's almost time for our first event, the night jungle trekking. We gathered at 9pm and were greeted by a friendly man whom he introduced himself as Ajax. He will be our guide and lead us into the woods. Ajax taught us how to use a torchlight and we mange to spot 2 spiders, some fireflies, 2 toads, a stick insect (pic), a scorpion and some luminous fungus. I was hoping to see something big, like tigers? =P Anyway, it was a fun walk in the jungle and we learnt something from our guide. So, we walked back to our room after the "long" walk. It seems long because it's hard to see where you are walking, and everyone is careful so that they don't slipped and fall. Unfortunately, we discovered that Miss Yoon was the first one to be bitten by a leech. She was so afraid as she has never seen anything like this before. We put some anti-leech oilments around the leech and eventually it dropped off but the blood is still gushing out. [Am I exaggerating?] Well, the bleeding finally stop after some time though.

After bathing and everything should be around after midnight. We got some junk food and a bottle of sparkling juice to a huge balcany where we can see the river to play some games. Almost everyone is sleeping in their cabin and we are like the only people around playing stupid games. Hehehe... So, we used the poker cards to play "Same Number Call Name", "Police and Thief", "Heart Attack" (pic) and "Pick the Turtle". [I don't know whether they are the right name or not] So, we had lotsa fun and go to bed around 2am. C'mon, it's only 2am. Josh and Miss Yoon were sleeping soundly while the rest of us gathered at the girls's beds to talk about ghost stories. I wasn't very interested to listen to ghost stories as those stories will linger in my mind always. However, I bear with it and manage to sit there and listened to some happy ghost stories, funny ghost stories and scary ghost stories. Haha.. luckily I didn't have any nightmare. Too tired I guess.

So, that's the end of my first day in Taman Negara. Travelling takes up most of the time but we manage to spare some time to chit chat and played some games. I really enjoyed the night trekking and the stupid games we played at night. I hope others do too. =D Well well, finally i manage to write a long post here. This thing took me half a day man. Credits: Thanks Kuan for letting me copy the photos and refering to your blog. Hehe.. Stay tune for more posts adn more photos on day 2 and day 3. Billy, out.

To be continued....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Future, The Dream?

Arrhh... Almost 2 weeks already since my last post!! OMG!! Actually I wanted to blog since last week, but I dragged and dragged and dragged on... until today, which I didn't intend to blog because later got 8am class. Somehow, someone influenced me by writing a comment saying that I'm a lazy blogger. That's the motivation I guess. Hahaha...

Recently, I've read about Kuan's and Leong Kee's blog on their passion and love towards making games. After reading their blogs, and had some serious chatting with some friends, I started to wonder about my future, my desire, my dream. What is my dream? To tell the truth, I don't know actually. When I was in secondary school, I thought that IT would be a good route for me as I have interest in IT. Although many people advised me not to take IT because it's a "dead" route where there are too many graduates already. Of course I managed to do some research and get opinions from experienced people and I believe there are still a lot of vacancy for IT graduates. So, I decided to take ISE in university.

So here I am in MMU, but the road ahead of me is still in a mist. I might have good grades but I think having a goal and vision is more important. I always thought that getting good grades will be my ultimate goal but I was wrong. Getting good grades is only a tiny bitsy short term goal only. What really makes your value goes up are the skills you have. It's not only the technical skills but also interpersonal skills. I think both are equally important. I see a lot of people who can do well in exams but they have poor technical skills, and one of them is me. =P So, I think I have to really brush up my programming skills.. a lot.. hahaha.. "MMU is one of the worst in producing grads" by Brett, CEO of GameBrains. This is just an opinion by someone in the industry when asked about the grads in Malaysia.

Hmmm... I don't know what to say now but I guess everything will come into places when the time comes. I just need to grab the opportunity when it flows by. Maybe I'll not go into the IT industry next time. Who knows? Anything can happen right? I think what I need to do is to continue my short term goal by working harder (I'm damn lazy now) and try to discover the inner me. Hehehe.. =P

Actually wanted to write something about GDC booth but looks weird when previewed it. So, it's taken out. Thanks for the suggestion anywayz, Eliecia. I guess that's all for this post. I don't think I'm able to create any lengthy post with my rate of thinking and typing. But I do hope I can achieve it someday. Haha.. Time to sleep loo... Gosh, I've only got 2 hours to sleep. Billy, out.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Life Sucks without Internet

For the past 2 weeks, I have been experiencing frequent disconnection of the Internet. At first I thought it was all "TM Nutz"'s fault. But since last week, we (me and my housemates) found out that it was the modem that is creating the problem. So, for the last 7 days, I was totally disconnected from the "outside world" (THE MIGHTY INTERNET). Hehehe.. It really sucks when you have things to do and mails to check. Most importantly, I miss all the chatting with my friends. Hahaha =P Well well, I have no choice but to use my free time between lectures to go to the lab to online. Poor me~~

Finally, I am able to go online again starting today! Thanks to my friend, Alfred who drives my housemates to The Mines to buy a new modem. Phew~ I don't know how to live my life any longer without Internet. Hehe..

Flash Workshop & Game Design Workshop

As kuan has summarized in his
blog, me (only actually) has officially started my duty as a HR Manager. I am very happy with the response by the members. I never thought I can get all the positions for both events filled within 2 days. Thanks to all the participating members. Now, I hope that all the organizing committees can work together very well to make these events sucessful. =D

For those who are interested in participating in the workshops, so check out the details from the
GDC website.

National Mathematics Competition 2006
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Hope you guys don't mind a bit of advertisement here. Hehehe.. =P Billy, out.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Crazee Days

There are actually so many things to write because so many things happened but I think I'll just sumarize everything in one post. It all started on Thursday night...

Alfred, Eddie and Solid went all the way to MidValley Megamall right after class to buy the board games RISK and Cluedo. Gee, I don't know what to say... So, when they came back, of course we played the games. 6 players, 2 board games. We started with 2 rounds of Cluedo (a detective game) and then one round of Risk (war game) (pic). We finish at around 6am and I won the game of Risk. Yippee!!

Woke up around 1pm to study for the Object-Oriented Programming lab test. Went home after test at 11pm.

10am: Left my house
11am: Redbox in Sunway Pyramid with my UTAR friends
3pm: Ice-skating in Sunway Pyramid [too bad no pictures of this]
4pm: Left Pyramid
5pm: Reach Midvalley Megamall to meet another friend who can't make it to Sunway Pyramid. Window-shopping for a while then decided to eat at Manhattan Fish Market. (pic) Actually we just wanted to find somewhere to sit and chit-chat. So, we ordered a dish and sat there for almost one hour. After that, we walked around and took some stupid pictures. Then decided to go mamak "yum cha".
10pm: Reached SS2 mamak but it was too packed. So, we went to Starbucks in Section 14, PJ instead (pic). Each of us ordered a drink and talk and talk and talk and take pictures and talk and talk and talk until midnight.
1am: Reached home safetly.
Total spent: RM76. A lot or less? I don't know but I was very happy to be able to spend great moments with my friends. =D

Do nothing much actually. Sleep till very late because I was very tired. Reached back Cyberjaya at 10pm and played another round of Risk. This is the second time I play this game and I won again. How lucky! Hehe...

My mouth is drooling with my eyes looking at the "siew pau". Can't wait to eat them. Hehe.. "Siew pau" feast time. Billy, out.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


This post will be about GDC AGM which stands for the Annual General Meeting for Game Developers' Club. Phew.. A long name. I guess there will be at least 3 people writing their blog about this event. All new bloggers, sure hardworking to blog more lah. Hahaha...

So, it all started when the hi-comms gather at the venue around 7pm something to do some preparations. Getting ready the power point slides, hanging the banner and chit-chatting around. Until around 7.45pm when the members started pouring in. I was hoping that at least 100 members will turn up (I know it's not going to happen =P), but there are around 50 members who attended the meeting. I think the response is not bad lah, about 25% of our total members leh~

The meeting started with a simple introduction to the GDC's president and vice presidents. Then continues with the talks by the three of them about the upcoming events and so on. I wasn't really concentrating on what they are talking about because I was too busy taking the attendance of the members. And after that, I gotta distribute the survey forms to them. Luckily Alfred was there to help me out and everything was done at the same time as the the president and vices finish on their talks. Phew~

Next up, a simple ice breaking game. John divided the people into 4 groups. Game programmer, Game Artist, Game Designer and the Consumers (Gamers). The game designers were supposed to find their own team comprising programmers and artist to create a game that they think that it's marketable. Then, the consumers will be the judge to give points ranging 0 to 10 to each team. All 5 teams put in a lot of creativity and cool ideas into their game. The teams were given only 10 minutes to think of a game and 3 minutes to present their ideas. In that short amount of time, all sorts of ideas spurs out, MMORPG, 2-players RPG, WarGame and etc. Eventually, the team "Ancient" (pic) won with their idea of a 2-player RPG. I think that it will be quite an interesting game to play as it has a lot of player-and-player communication. That will add a lot of fun to the game. And they won themselves an original game called "Lords of Everquest". The meeting ended around 11pm.

Gee.. My eyes can barely open now. I'm drop dead tired. Billy, out.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The First Post

Finally... I have finally opened my very first blog. Have been reading other people's blog for some time. Always wanted to open one but drag and drag until now. time constraint? laziness? I don't know but finally I got my own blog. Woo-hoo~ Probably because the people around me started to blog too. Hehehe...

So what's up recently? Nothing much happened really. Just sprained my ankle on Monday when I play basketball with a bunch of friends. Since then, I have been limping everywhere I go. It's kinda obvious I guess. I think it's getting better today as it's not as painful as yesterday. Bought some mediacation and bandage at Watson's, Alamanda just now to wrap up by foot. It's kinda tight and my foot can hardly breathe.

Well, well, talking about Alamanda.. Went there with Kuan and Min Bee to stock up some stuffs. But before buying anything, we had trouble deciding where to eat our dinner. Went to McDonald's, Secret Recipe, and finally decided to eat at Pizza Hut. Ordered a 4 person set meal and basically me and Kuan had to eat almost everything because Min Bee ate 2 slices of pizzas only (oh.. and a bowl of soup). Gee.. I'm damn full now. Still got a piece of Secret Recipe's cheesecake in the fridge waiting to get into my stomach. =P

I think that's all for my first post here. Just wanna remind all GDC members that the GDC AGM will be held tonight 8pm at XR1002. Billy, out.
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