Monday, 31 May 2010

Fun facts. Always good to know.

So I've been reading some of my Triple M  mags.

Before I continue, let's have some fun with facts.

omigosh I sound like some stupid children's encyclopaedia with their lame "did you know"'s.

*Did You Know: The length of the human's intestine is about 8.5 meters long. That's about 5 times the height of the human body!!*

*Cue eye roll*


Fun fact 1: Apparently, only 2% of the world's population are Mensans, and it is speculated that about 5% of the world's population are eligible to be a Mensa member.

Fun fact 2:  Triple M (Malaysian Mensa Minds) is a monthly issued magazine, free for Malaysian Mensa members. Yep, if you didn't know, now you do. I'm a Mensan and I'm proud of it.

*So what if my CGPA still hasn't gone above 3.50. Ha-ha. I'm still smart. So there.*

Back to point. So I have been reading some of my Triple M mags, and I came across this interesting news. We all think early risers are stupid and silly to enjoy waking up at 6 a.m. in the morning on a weekend when they can sleep in till 1, right? (or is it just me?)

 I created this myself. Go here for your own.

Anywho, according to the mag, ScienceNow Daily News (I don't know what's that either, Google it or something) says that early risers are mutants. Apparently, scientists at Washington University has found that a mutated form of the DEC2 (again, I have no idea what that is) gene is "responsible for this aberrant behavior" i.e., waking up at an ungodly hour when you're supposed to be enjoying sleeping in.

So I guess I should start to try to be a little more understanding towards those who actually enjoy waking up early (shudders) because they don't do it by choice - they're mutated weirdos. Lol. No offense. 

Another article I found interesting was titled "are beautiful people more intelligent?"

It was a research by some guy names Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa from the London School of Economics.

He made 4 assumptions:
1. Men who are more intelligent are more likely to attain higher status than men who are less intelligent.
2. Higher status men are more likely to mate with more beautiful women than lower status men.
3. Intelligence is heritable.
4. Beauty is heritable.

And hence, beautiful people are more intelligent.

Okay, I made the conclusion up myself.

According to the article, the whole thing was just a theorem, blah blah blah. I don't know, I didn't bother reading to the end coz as I read on, the scientific jargons were too much for me to handle.

If I was the ruler of the world, I'd say that only beautiful, smart people are allowed to mate. Wouldn't the world be a much more beautiful place to live in?

No more ugly bastards shoving you off on the curb coz he was too dumb to say "'scuse me".

P.S.: No, I am not being pretentious. To prove it, I shall let you in on a little secret: I personally think that most articles in the Triple M are boring, intellectual stuff that only pretentious people would be interested in. The fun facts stated above are those rare ones which are actually interesting to read.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Plans. As you grow older, you realize that your life deviates further and further from it.

I like the word "indolence." It makes my laziness seem classy.  
~Bern Williams

My blog has finally got comment links and blog titles appearing on each post.

Much thanks to Sin Wei for helping. ^^

My HTML skill still needs improvement.

ARRRRGHH!! Blogger's block.

After about 3 blog entries of photos and nothing else, my writing skill has suddenly deteriorated.

Reminder to self: Do. Not. Be. Lazy. To. Update. Blog. With. More. Substantial. Stuff.

Googled this. Who doesn't love quirky motivational posters?

Was just reading Patrick's latest post about... stuff.

Which kept me thinking about, you know, life. And how much I haven't achieved yet. And my goal. And how I see myself in ten years. And how I had many plans but not one has been successful. And so on and so forth.

 You read stories about how 15-year-olds are becoming millionaires, 6-year-olds doing computer programming, 15-year-old book authors, 10-year-old professional pianists... And you think, I could be anyone of them. I just... I don't know what happened.

Then we do the easiest thing there is.

Blame fate.

I have had many plans of my own - earning revenues from a site of my own, publishing a book, creating my own music... none of them worked.

Not that I didn't attempt. On the way, it just... got too hard, I guess.

And then, as you grow older, you come to the sad realization that you probably aren't going to achieve anything extraordinary and you decide to just go with the flow - study hard, graduate from university with a decent degree, get a job, and hope you get lucky and earn lots of money from it. 


I shall continue on the book I started and abandoned 6 months ago.

Lets just hope I'll be serious about it this time.

Friday, 28 May 2010

EID Open Day!

I know EID Open Day 2010 is long over, sorry for the late update. 


Welcome to E^3Mobin Ltd!
Promoting our product... (We designed and drew our company T-shirts ourselves. ^^)

In the end, we didn't win but the effort was worth it coz we really had lots of fun, plus the satisfaction of being able to create, reinvent, and promote our product.

Plus, we got a B+ for it.

An acceptable grade, I should think.

A little description about our product - it's actually a robotic trashbin (hence the name RoBBin) with rotating blades to collect rubbish. Here's a video demo of how our product works:

E^3Mobin and RoBBin rulez!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

My mansion

Haven't been updating my blog for a long time coz I was too busy enjoying my holidays (you'd think I'd update my blog more often now that exam's over - lol) and since I have been lazing around at home for days on end, there hasn't been much to blog about anyways.

This holiday, however, didn't start like any other.

Thanks to Little Grass who gave me an impossible 3D wooden puzzle, I have kept myself busy for 3 whole nights.

Here are the bits and pieces, plus the half-done mansion:

Trust me, it was FREAKING HARD.

After 3 sleepless nights, about 5 or 6 broken nails, several minor cuts, bruises, and three blisters (one of which was so bad that it broke and bled) on both my hands - yes, it was THAT hard - I finally managed to complete it.

Back view

Side view                                                            Lookit, it even has real staircases inside it!

Anyways, I was thinking that since I still have like 2 more months of holidays, I shall take it to myself to make it a real home by installing lights (going to the electrical shop one of these days to get some wires, batteries, light bulbs, and whatever else you need to make simple circuits - boy am I glad I have at least some basic knowledge on circuits) and building miniature furniture using the left over wood I have.

Wished I could bring it back to NTU - it'd be a nice addition to my room decor. Maybe if I'm lucky enough, I could pack reeeeally light and bring it back as hand-carried luggage.

P.S.: You know what? I think I do have a knack at art stuff. Drawings, handcrafts, etc. Sometimes I feel that my creativity can be expanded so much more. Should make it my career someday if I really enjoy what I do. GAHH what the heck am I doing in the school of Engineering.

P.P.S.: Oh well, it's not that I'm that good at art anyway. That being said, I'm not that good at engineering either. I guess I'm a jack of all trades, master of nothing. =(

Friday, 14 May 2010

The wonderful, wonderful hols.

"When the examiner gives me a question I have never heard of, I give him an answer he has never heard of."
 -A friend of mine-

Am honestly sorry for not updating for the longest time ever. Nevertheless, I should be forgiven this time coz the worst exam of my life - okay, to be fair, every exam is the worst exam of my life - is FINALLY OVER!

For the past week, I have done nothing but play.

Not really.

There was this interview for an internship at ExxonMobil (only one of the largest petroleum traders in the world - remember Esso and Mobil?) - I was so nervous that the night before I barely slept.

But I think I aced it.

(I'm not saying I'm the best candidate ever, nor am I saying that I'm very confident I'll get the job - heck, I know there were many others waaaay more suitable than I am for the job I applied for, and I am aware there is a pretty large chance I may not get it. I'm just saying that I know I did my best out there and I have no regrets about it.)

Holidays are here and hence the lack of mood to blog. Guilt finally got the better of me and here I am again.

Wanna know how near crazy exams pushed me?

Yes, that is how near-crazy we/I got.

Anyways, after the exams, we got even crazier and, as mentioned, I eventually played so hard I forgot I had a blog.

I have the pictures to prove it:

Rephrase: I ate so much I forgot I had a blog.

Ref last pic of lame smiling me posing with two $50 vouchers.

Funny story - I was campaigning for this mask contest, and I won (yes, I know you voted, I appreciate your help, thanks~ !!) two vouchers, each being worth $50. I was craving for good, expensive ice-cream when Kevin and I walked past Haagen Dazs, and I asked the cashier the most stupid thing ever:

"Can I use both vouchers in a single receipt?"

In the end, Kevin and I only managed to eat $65 worth of ice cream. As seen from pictures above, chocolate fondue and mango sorbet ice blended.

To think I so confidently convinced myself I would spend more than $100 on ice-cream.

*I still have a $50 voucher to spend on shopping/food! Whee~~~*

Ref pic of grilled steak with onion rings and chilled pasta salad - we stood in queue for FORTY WHOLE MINUTES FOR THAT MEAL.  Yes, STOOD. IN. QUEUE.

But man, was it so worth the wait. The food was unbelievably cheap (as cheap as it gets for really tasty food) - only $32 and we were filled with the most mouth-watering western food ever.

Best onion rings I have ever had.

Too bad I don't remember the name of the restaurant. Not that I'm going back there anytime soon - to stand 40 whole minutes just for a meal? This is one of those things I'd do only once, and then it's just "ah... I remember there was a time when I stupidly stood in queue for 40 whole minutes for a meal... Those were the good ol' days."



(Although it wasn't really a surprise anymore coz Kevin carelessly dropped hints. LOL)

AWWW~ My birthday cake!

Happy family~ (I think I look kinda cute in this)


Here are the previews:

Stay tuned for the big event!