Saturday, April 28, 2007

What happens when i call people :p

Mom: Hallo, eat d or not?

Jen: Dear dear~ (usually)

Boon Phiaw: (no one bothered to answer the phone)

Kean Aun: (cannot connect, darn i think he is busy boiling porridge again)

Vincent: Hallo.
Me: hallo
Vincent: May i know who is on the line?
Me: You guess la.
Vincent: Wei (some name which i didn't get properly)
Me: No
Vincent: then who is this?
Me: I am calling from Germany.
Vincent: See Hua, what the, not expensive meh?

...

(Vincent passes the phone to Esther)

Esther: (sleepy) Hello?
Me: Good morning there.
Esther: (still sleepy) who's that?
(I think Vincent told her it's me)
Esther: See Hua!! YON WANT TO DIE IZZIT? "/%/()=/"§(/(%§$&$)"/§(=$%§/$"=$§%/()§/$()/§(=)"!)?!$/"§&(=!/%)$=".......


Walao... it's been so long since i talked to you guys and you ask me to die? "=.=

Anyway, it's sure nice to go and surprise people by not contacting them for a long long time and then call them out of notime :p

seehua
A Prayer of Compassion
May i become at all times, both now and forever,
A protector for those without protection,
A guide for those who have lost their way,
A ship for those whit oceans to cross,
A bridge for those with rivers to cross,
A sanctuary for those in danger,
A lamp for those without light,
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter,
And a servant for all in need

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama~

Friday, April 27, 2007

Sidebar

I had just added a new category to the sidebar. Called recommended reads, it compiles the articles that i think warrants a read. It will be updated quite often, articles coming in and out.

While it's not as advanced as Chang Yang's blogroll, i prefer to keep it simple my way ;)

seehua
A Prayer of Compassion
May i become at all times, both now and forever,
A protector for those without protection,
A guide for those who have lost their way,
A ship for those whit oceans to cross,
A bridge for those with rivers to cross,
A sanctuary for those in danger,
A lamp for those without light,
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter,
And a servant for all in need

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama~

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

June is going to be a painful month...

Just visited the dentist just now, and guess what, i had to get 3 of my wisdom teeth plucked out. It gets better, the doc wants to pluck them all out at the same time...

The reason that the teeth have to be yanked out my mouth is because 2 of the bottom ones are growing horizontally instead of vertically as it's supposed to (It's the rarest form of impacted wisdom tooth, the horizontal type). In the long term, it will cause lots of pain as well as cavity because of trapped debris between the wisdom tooth and the molar tooth in front of it.

The top right wisdom tooth have to be plucked out as a preventive measure against inflamation since there will be no bottom tooth for it to sit on. As for the left top tooth, for some reasons it's not there at all... maybe it haven't grow out yet, or more probably, i don't have it at all... :P

As for complications, the dentist assured me that complications risks are little, although there might be a risk to the bones because of the placement of the roots of the molars. I am assured that the chances of this happening is small and there is no need to worry about it...

Anyway, i can look forward to a long medical leave for the duration of treatment, and the fact that i don't have to go for 3 surgeries does lighted the load a bit ;)

for more information about wisdom tooth and it's complications, you can go to this wikipedia page. There you guys can see how my teeth is supposed to look like ;)

i need a rest now, after a long day...c'ya guys next time...

seehua
A Prayer of Compassion
May i become at all times, both now and forever,
A protector for those without protection,
A guide for those who have lost their way,
A ship for those whit oceans to cross,
A bridge for those with rivers to cross,
A sanctuary for those in danger,
A lamp for those without light,
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter,
And a servant for all in need

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama~

p/s: from today on, i will be putting this prayer of compassion as my signature after my posts. It's a good way to spread love around ;)

Monday, April 23, 2007

I quit!

Not quitting my studies la... I am quitting from playing WoW (World of Warcraft), that's all. Yea, i know i had invested a lot of effort and time into my alter ego within the game, but the addiction to the game now is getting too much, and is affecting my studies, so i have to take the ultimate decision, unsubscribe from the game.

It's kinda hard parting with the community of people i met when i was playing it, but for now, my studies is more important.


seehua
*Let's create a world full of LOVE~
p/s: For the record, this is the first time i am quitting something because i liked it too much :P

Thursday, April 19, 2007

One Day Blog Silence

One Day Blog Silence

No words, just respect. May those who had passed away on the day rest in peace. Please refrain from posting any comments in this blog on 30th of April, to show our respect to the victims. This poster will be put up again on the day itself.

seehua
*Let's create a world full of LOVE~

Monday, April 16, 2007

First ever cultural bazaar

CULTURAL BAZAAR.

Fusion. Confusion? Truly Malaysian.
A celebration of diversity. A quest for common identity.


This was the event we jointly organise between P106 and B105 for our Malysian Studies assessment. It's equivalent to our written exam. So, how successful is this event will determine whether we pass or fail our exam. Personally, i would say it's successful in our own ways. Both batches had lotsa fun that day. :)

Being given such a short time, limited choices and resources, we had succesfully come up with such an interesting event which roared the floor of IMU during lunch time at Atrium. With the bazaar buzzing since as early as 11am, the whole event went on till 4pm.

Our opening ceremony was extremely great with lion dance that last for about 30 minutes. The two little lions were so cute in their actions! Imagine the two lions fighting for an orange? with one trying to kick off another? the cutest part was when it lied on the stage with the head down, butt tilted up and the cute little tail wagging as it peels the skin of the oranges with its mouth.

In the bazaar we had all kinds of interactive workshops including chinese calligraphy, henna drawing, hands on ketupat making, hands on roti canai flipping, tong yuen making, live sari wearing demo, bamboo dance, gasing and congkak.

I bet you had not tried dancing the bamboo dance and flipping the roti canai. The bamboo dance was FUN. You have to dance according to the ryhthm if not, there goes ur feet being clamped by the bamboo sticks! i must thank kn and shazwan for knocking the bamboos for me:)

However, i missed the chance to flip the roti canai as i was too busy drawing henna at the booth. Missed as well was the live wearing demo. We can actually wear the sari and move around as if it's yours!

Wishing tree was the main attraction for the day. You write ur wish on a red paper and throw the 'kam' on to the "tree'. Since i didn't get to make my wish that day,I'll make my wish here. :p

The thing i never miss was the tong yuen booth. The tong yuen they make was super nice la. As u sink your teeth into the meat of the tong yuen, you can taste the all natural gula melaka in the core of it. Slurp. NICE :D

Unity was felt when all of us sang our rasa sayang yue liang dai biau wo de xin mix in the choir. Although we are not super great singers, our voices play a part in the choir. Just like organizing the event itself, all of us had a role to play, and each of us contribute a little to the success of the event. Afterall, its for our own assessment :)

Congrats everyone, we have made it! Thanks to each of us who had contributed. :)

Just for preview purposes, hehe, this was the flyers we had:

Pictures: Hiroshima 1945

War is something which should be avoided at all costs. It had led a lot of people who knows nothing what is it about. Shown after the link are some of the pictures that many of us haven't seen before, and let this be a lesson on the ravages of war.

Hiroshima, the unseen pictures.
Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Gensuikin)


seehua
*Let's create a world full of LOVE~

Finally~!!!!

yes! yes! yes!!! It's finally break time~!!!! Phew, the long awaited study break is finally here. What a relief! :D It has been really too long since the last time i had time to do my own leisure things. Now, here i am~!! Sitting in the comfort of my room with a laptop (borrow from housemate) and an uninterrupted internet connection is just so rare that having it now makes me don't want to let it go.

The pass one and a half month ago was really crazy; from orientation (i orientate vvip guest..hehe), heavy lectures till 5 everyday, foundation pharmacy project, microbiology exam report, pharmacology pA2 report, publicity for malaysian studies' cultural bazaar, henna, all the never ending meetings, welcoming parties, workshops, class tests, part time job etc everything all lumped together during this short period of time. Now everything is checked! except for CAL, SPIDER quizzes, finals, incovar, ESC finals and carnival sponsorship thingy. eh, looks like still have alot to do eh......AH, nvm, today is my holiday...hehe...will take this time to put some updates :) enjoy reading~!


Sunday, April 08, 2007

Snows

It's spring time already, i know. The flowers are already blooming everywhere. But here i am going to share with you guys the snowy pictures that i took for the last day of snow for the season 2006/07 taken last month. Enjoy.


seehua
*Let's create a world full of Love~

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Americans

Given that the US of A is considered as the superpower of the world today, it's kinda natural that their world only revolves around themselves. Anything else doesn't matter. Enjoy the next video, and hopefully you readers can answer the questions asked in the interviews correctly...



According to them, the next target that US military should attack next is actually their main ally in the Asia-Pacific Region: Australia.

Here are the answers to most of the questions posed, see how many have you answered correctly:

1. Name a country which begins with a 'u.'
US of A itself, Uganda, Ukraine and there are lots more out there.

2. What is the coalition of Willing?
To be frank, i don't know the answer to this question. A search via Google revealed that it the Multinational Force that looks after Iraq.

3. What is the religion of Israel?
Israel is a country created for the Jews. Their main religion is a monotheistic religion called Judaism.

4. What religions are buddhist monks?
Grammartically incorrect. If you want me to answer that, the religion's name is buddhist monks itself. (Note: I am just implying the answer to this question as posed).

5. Who won the Vietnam war?
It's a painful lesson for the United States. The Communist Vietnamese did.

6. Who is Fidel Castro?
Anyone who had lives long enough will know that he is the dictator of the communist Cuba.

7. How many sides does a triangle have?
Go figure.

8. What's the currency used in the United Kingdom?
Pound Sterling, the biggest currency in the world.

9. Where is North Korea?
North of South Korea of course. Lies to the north east of Chine, west from Japan.

10. Kofi Annan is a drink, true or false?
He is the current secretary-general of the United Nations.
Seems like my assumption is wrong. Kofi Annan is the past secretary general of the United Nations. The current Secretary-General of the United Nations is actually Ban Ki-moon from South Korea. His term starts from Jan 1 2007.

11. Who is Tony Blair?
The current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and currently leads the Labour Party.

12. Which countries are in the Axis of Evil?
Not to be confused with the Axis during the second world war, the Axis of Evil is what G.W. Bush used to refer to countries that he claims to support terrorism. They include Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Iran, and North Korea.

13. Who is the first man on the moon?
Official records claims that Neil Armstrong is the first man to ever step onto the moon.

14. What is a mosque?
It's a place of worship for Muslims.

15. How many kidneys does a person have?
Normally 2.

16. What is collateral damage?
I used to think it's damage to both sides, but it's a totally different thing altogether. It's military term used to describe:

Collateral damage is a military euphemism made popular during the Vietnam War (Army Technology Glossary). The term has been in use so long that it is now an accepted term within military forces, meaning "unintentional damage or incidental damage affecting facilities, equipment or personnel, occurring as a result of military actions directed against targeted enemy forces or facilities. Such damage can occur to friendly, neutral, and even enemy forces."

17. How many world wars have there been?
I am not really sure. But i am sure that there are 2 wars with the name World War -s in it. ;)

18. Which state does KFC comes from?
I'll leave it to you guys to find out the answer.

19. What are Hiroshima and Nagasaki famous for?
They are the victims of the first and last nuclear bombs ever to be used in warfare.

20. How many Eifel Towers are there in Paris?
Go figure.

21. What is Al-Qaeda?
Due to my political biased mind, i will leave it to you guys to read the link provided.

22. Where was the Berlin-Wall?
Berlin, Germany

23. The language they speak in Latin America is Latin, true or false?
Not all speaks Latin, but most do.

seehua
p/s: Article edited for answers to the questions posed. Hope all will learn more from the information provided.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

An animated mouse trap story

I lifted this story from Incovar mailing list, enjoy ;)

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.

What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning:
There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The pig sympathized, but said, I am so very sorry, Mr.Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.

Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow and said "There is a mousetrap in the ho use!There is a mousetrap in the house!"

The cow said,
"Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital , and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main

ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.

To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.

So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow
slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

REMEMBER...

Each of us is a vital thread in another person's tapestry;

Our lives are woven together for a reason.

One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend




seehua
*Let's create a world full of love~

Sunday, April 01, 2007

How to destroy Earth :p

If you are really sick of Earth that you want to destroy it completely, this guide is for you... :p

Hmm... they seemed to had missed out building a star out of Earth by building it's mass :p

p/s: Most of the steps outlines doesn't really obey the laws of physics as it is known today... so you guys might want to take it with a grain of salt... :p

A very beautiful advice...

A simple man tells how his booking an air ticket for his father, his first flight, brought emotions and made him realize that how much we all take for granted when it comes to our parents.

My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never traveled by air before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the same. In spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets on Lufthansa.

The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked them by air. The excitement was very apparent on his face, waiting for the time of travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we all went to the airport, right from using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage check-in and asking for window seat and waiting restlessly for the security check-in to happen.
He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was overcome with joy watching him experience all these things.

As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional and it was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this meant a great deal to him.

When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me.

But later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life.

As a child how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without understanding the financial situation, we ask for football, dresses, toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their affordability, they have satisfied to all our needs. Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to make to accommodate many of our wishes?

Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done for us?

Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of donation, we will ensure that we will have to give the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our responsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they failed to see when they were young, it is our responsibility to ensure that they experience all those and their life is complete.

Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks me something, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how they would have felt at those moments.

Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take care of our children, the same attention and same care need to be given to our parents and elders.

Rather than my dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say sorry for making him wait so long for this small dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed for my sake and I will do my best to give the best possible attention to all their wishes. Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give up everything and keep sacrificing for their grandchildren also. They have wishes, too.

Let's Take care of our parents.

Source: A Retired Gentleman

Article lifted from an email from Jerry.

p/s: Happy April Fool's day to you all. Go read Chang Yang's blog for some relevations...
and happy birthday to Maryse too...