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Monday, December 31, 2012

6 Awesome Things done in 2012

2012 has ended, with 2013 popping into my life chapter. Years and years gone by and without realizing, I have already lived in this world for 21 years. My life became more colorful when I started my blog back in 2008. As I viewed back those days, I would always laugh at all those stupid things that I've done with my friends back then. I realized there are some friends whom I've lost contact with since leaving Form 5 and their voices are still echo-ing in my brain.

2012 had really been an enjoyable year, although if you realized my number of blog posts decreased by a quarter. Back then, my blog posts from 2008 to 2011 had been increasing annually, but received a downpour in 2012. Busy with work is not the accurate excuse why I blog less. Simply, my laziness should be blamed. Delaying a blog post, although I've already planned to write a post always kept me posting short posts.

Nonetheless, my 2013 resolution would be posting more than where I've left out. My aim is to beat 2011's 69 posts, but that's not guaranteed. It is because this is simply my BLOG! I post whenever I want to. Anyway, there are 6 awesome things that I've thought off to be shared. These are the things that I've done throughout the year 2012 and was never deemed to be done when 2012 started. Usually, towards the end of the every year, I would make a monthly review of the things I've done each month. I tried to be special this time by posting 6 awesome things that I've done throughout 2012.

1. Doraemon World @ Genting


2012 was the year Doraemon celebrated his 100 years before birth. I've never thought to have bought Doraemon World 2012 tickets. So, together with my friends, we challenged extremely cold weather and thick mist on Genting hilltop to catch the exhibition. It was indeed an amazing trip and I've never thought to have taken so many photos in there. Once in a lifetime experience.

2. Sunway Lagoon


First time being at Sunway Lagoon was really eye-catching. Enjoyed all 5 parks with my friends after a long plan with them. Despite having only 1 week semester break, it didn't stopped me from splashing water in Sunway Lagoon which is my childhood-must-visit place. The next day, we also enjoyed ice-skating at Sunway Pyramid which was also my first time trying it. Despite numerous falls, I finally managed to skate as a beginner. Waiting to skate again in near future.

3. Project Director of Dare to Dream


Being a Project Director isn't easy especially when you faced various issues to get the event going. During this event, I have to monitor the progress of all 5 departments due to lack of manpower and experience in this event. Third time being in this event, I was actually asked to become the Project Director to make this event a success. I hope I didn't let the seniors down, in the end, making this event a success. I still remember I faced various issues with Student Support Services Department in terms of getting the budget approved. Sacrificing time, sweat and money was all I've done. I almost get a summon when I drove to get the approved stationary for the event.  During this event, I ran here and there ensuring that all was well. Out of no where, my committee told me that a student was injured after being incised by a rusted nail onto his toe. I cradled him all the way into my car, to the clinic and back to this lecture hall. I'm really glad that he's fine after being treated by UTP clinic and injected with an anti serum. Not only that, I've used up to RM1000 of my own money in order for this event to be held successfully, and this amount of money is yet to be claimed.

4. Project Director of SEDEX30


SEDEX was one of the biggest event in UTP and I must say that I've been very lucky to rise as the Project Director of SEDEX30. 4th time in SEDEX and I'm the Project Director. Some seniors that I've met had joined EDX/SEDEX for 6 times and yet he's not even the Project Director. Being at the peak of the SEDEX chart, responsibilities and leadership qualities must be high. Truth enough, I was clear about every jobscope of every department and that helped a lot in ensuring everything was done right on track. In the end, despite some issues concerning leaked ETP scores and injustice PSC judging and awards, they were all solved with the event running smoothly. My PSC group that was formed way back in SEDEX29 won first place in the trolley category with a brilliant idea of Trio Trap concept.

5. Doraemon Paper Craft Competition

 
I saw the competition on facebook and decided to ask my friends whether they are interested. We formed a team, but despite my team having 5 person, I had to go to Sunway Giza, KL alone due to various reasons. My team's product received a huge response from my friends and out of 62 paper crafts in Campus Category, our team grabbed the 10th spot. It was really an awesome experience being able to do something fun like this during my semester breaks.

6. Outward Bound School


Outward Bound School might be the toughest camp that I've been to, but it was really the type of physical camp that I enjoyed the most. Kayaking with my partner around the whole Pangkor Island for more than 8 hours and whaling with my whole watch was amazing. My skills of starting fire and surviving under extreme conditions paid off when I helped my team surviving in camps. It was really an awesome experience too when my phone and purse was confiscated for 1 week. The whole week, I slept whenever I had free time.

There are actually many other amazing things that I've done in the year of 2012, but those that leave the deepest imprint in my memories are these.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Chinese Zodiax 12

24th December 2012

Movie spree lately had been very slow as I'm attached to my work. Nonetheless, on Christmas Eve, Suit Li and I watched Jackie Chan's last action-packed movie at Jusco Aeon Station 18.


It was really a nice movie featuring various hilarious and action-packed scenes. As usual, Jackie Chan risked his own life to film this awesome movie filled with numerous heart-pumping scenes. Jackie Chan's movies were always nice although I'm not really a hardcore fan of his movies.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Doraemon at Fahrenheit88

2nd December 2012

I was at KL actually for family wedding but insisted on my parents to drop me by at Pavilion and Fahrenheit88 to catch Doraemon Christmas decorations. Another fair and exhibition that was held to celebrate Doraemon 100 years before birth.



The merchandises looked tempting, but I refrained myself from buying them cause the price is not affordable for me. Still the Christmas decorations looks awesome and majestic :P

Friday, November 30, 2012

Guardians and Ralph

30th November 2012

On this off-day, I went with my bro to celebrate his birthday earlier at Aeon Jusco. We had movie spree by watching two movies namely Rise of the Guardians and Wreck it Ralph

Rise of the Guardians
This movie is about 4 children guardians namely, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Sandman and Tooth Fairy protecting the children of the universe from darkness and gave them memorable childhood. However, villain Boogeyman tries to attack the children with darkness. The guardians were against him and later joined by Jack Frost, a new guardian which summons ice and snow.  

Wreck-it Ralph
This movie is about Ralph from the arcade game Fix-it Felix Jr which was being abused as the bad guy in his own game. Soon, after being challenged for a medal, he left his game and ventured into another arcade game Heroes Duty for a medal. He almost caused chaos in the game, but soon got his medal. He later led a virus from the game Heroes Duty to another game Sugar Rush, where his real adventure began. He met this glitch, Vanellope who was supposed to be the main character of the game, but was masterminded by Turbo who imitated himself as King Candy. Together, Ralph helped Vanellope to win a racing car game in order to reset the game.

Overall, both these movies were great and have great story lines.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Skyfall

2nd November 2012

Guess what? I have started working back and Friday will be my usual off day.

Today, Charles, together with his friend accompanied me to watch Skyfall, yet another James Bond movie. It was nice and action - packed. The funniest part was that we guessed correctly what was inside the box that M gave to 007 after her death will, which is the dog figure that can't be destroyed despite a terrorist explosion.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tai Chi Hero

26th October 2012

2 months semester breaks have passed in a glimpse of an eye. A long planned outing with my friends had finally worked out. Me, Hong Tat, Ivy together with her boyfriend watched this hilarious Mandarin movie in Aeon Jusco named Taichi Hero.

Initially, I have not heard about this movie, but was instructed by my friend, Hong Tat to buy whatever movie that is available. In the end, it turns out that this movie was worth to watch and it actually features some famous actors such as AngelaBaby and Eddie Peng (both from 'Love You You' movie), Tony Leung and others. This was actually the second part of it, whereby the first part is only out last month and I heard the third part will be out soon.

Tai Chi Hero

After watching this movie, I'm now craving for Tai Chi 0, which is the first part of this movie. Anyone who has it, please share it with me.

On the other hand, after the movies and a slight dinner, I received a surprised belated birthday gift from my angel, Ivy. Somehow, I was embarrassed that in return, I had not prepared anything for her. I promised to her that I would prepare a big Christmas present for her in return. =)

It turns out that inside the big "Happy Birthday" goodie bag, it contains a large 'Dumpling' :P

A huge Doraemon Plushie by my angel. ^^

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Doraemon Paper Craft Result

20th October 2012

So I was in KL the whole day there, running around with my friend, Woei Hong and do various stuffs just in one day.

9am : Broad ETS to KL

11.30am : Reached KL Sentral and met up with Woei Hong and had lunch

1pm : Took the komuter for the first time of my life to Midvalley Megamall. It took us around 20 minutes waiting for it.

2pm : Reached Midvalley Megamall. Was planning to watch a movie there but ended up playing Snooker for the first time in my life.

3.30pm : Took the komuter back to KL Sentral and waited quite long for the bus to Sunway Giza Mall

5pm : Reached Sunway Giza Mall and was raining quite heavily. Almost soaked wet. Walked around the Doraemon fair and snapped some photos.

Yellow Doraemon after shopping
The same big Doraemon I saw in Genting earlier this year. With Woei Hong

6pm : Went to Wong Kok Restaurant to have our dinner. We ordered some food on the order paper, but in the end only getting drinks because the waiter forgot to turn the other side of the order paper; she got us waiting 30 minutes for our food, which in the end, we had to reorder. At the meantime, I went up the mall to confirm my attendance.

6.45pm : Arrival of Pong Kien Ping

7pm : Announcement of results. Before that, I managed to get a lot snapshots of the paper craft that is still displayed there. So, they announced the Campus Category winners first, starting from 10th placing, which my team grabbed it.

I asked Kien Ping to help me snatch the top two Doraemon back home, but he refused.
Doraemon blinks his eyes with me.
So, my team got 10th placing in campus category out of 62 teams.
 7.30pm : Me, Woei Hong, Kien Ping and Benjamin, Kien Ping's friend left for One Utama as soon as we got the certificates. I'm glad to know Ben because he's an engineer working for TV3, and he's asking me whether I'm interested in doing internships with him. Well, I'm still considering.

 8.20pm : We watched the movie "Stolen" starred by Nicholas Cage. The movie was quite nice, but maybe I was too tired after whole day in KL. I was yawning all the way.


 11.00pm : Kien Ping fetched us all the way back to Woei Hong's house.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Doraemon Paper Craft - Top 10 Finalist

18th October 2012

Recently, I've participated in Doraemon Paper Craft Competition organized by memopillow in conjunction with Doraemon's 100 years before birth. Based on my previous post, I registered 2 teams under campus category and guess what? Today, I received news across Facebook that one of my paper crafts got into top 10 finalist running for the Campus Category award.

The one of the bottom left belongs to me, together with other finalists.
Honestly, I don't hope much on winning, just glad that my team's hard work got into top 10 finalist out of 62 contestants in Campus Category. 

I will be going down to KL this Saturday for the Prize Giving Ceremony where they will announce the winner. However, I should be spending most of my time snapping photos and getting to know other contestants *ahem* instead of putting my hands together wishing to win the top prize. I guess in my heart, no matter I win or lose, my Doraemon paper craft is always the winner. It has the number "100" encrypted using LEDs on the breadboard. I did the most honorable thing to my project as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer.

I only do this once in my lifetime and I'll be treasuring this moment. =) Just hope I don't get robbed when I go to KL this weekend alone. :P

Last but not least, I would like to sincerely thank all my true friends for helping me and my team get votes for the People's Choice Award; which I realized I had far too many truthful friends. I felt very touching to have you all supporting me from behind when I need help. The voting closes this Friday 19th October 2012. If you haven't vote and wished to do so, you can do so by follow these steps, which I make almost a week ago.


The direct link would be http://bit.ly/SPookV

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Doraemon Paper Craft

You might feel that I'm childish, even I felt that I'm very childish. 20 years old already still hogging around with Doraemon, but it's not really the case. Doraemon is indeed my childhood buddy, and I really adore Doraemon, but the real situation is that I adore the future gadgets that Doraemon has. You might think his gadgets are not logical, but as an EE engineer, I can tell you, some of his gadgets can be invented, not now; but might be in the future when the technology further advances. Who says it's not possible?

Few days ago, I found a Doraemon Paper Craft competition in Facebook and decided to ask my friends to participate together. There's this rule that magnetized me to participate, besides feeling utmost boring due to my 4 months semester break.

Participants are encouraged to use any recycle materials or engineering components such as lights, buzzers, motors and rubber bands, to create a multisensory experience.

So, I formed a team comprised of Siew San, Michelle, Matthew and Kelvin. After almost 1 week of preparation, we spent one whole night in UTP putting all parts of the puzzle up together. In the end, getting glitter powders all over and eye bags, we finally completed our paper craft.

5th October 2012
Putting the Puzzles in place
Perspective View
Front View - Most of the EE part like the LEDs are done by me and Matthew
Our team posing with our final product.

6th October 2012
On the other hand, my another friend, Daymon invited me to his group because he was also interested in joining this competition. He did all the photoshop designing while I was in-charge in doing the EE stuffs again.

My broken pc cooler fan had finally served it's purpose..
It spins at rather high speed.
My second group's final product
It does glows in the dark.

7th October 2012
So carrying two big boxes, I went to KL to submit this two prototypes to Sunway Giza Mall and spend one night in KL, staying at Woei Hong's place. Thanks to him, I get to visit Sunway Pyramid again and I still can't really recognize the maze. I would really get lost if I were there alone.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Outward Bound Lumut Part 3

10th - 16th September 2012

This will be the last post about my camping expedition in Outward Bound Lumut. Lately, I have been very lazy to blog, so this post will mostly be a picture post.

My sunburn had fully recovered and I felt like a snake changing skin when my skin kept peeling.

Photo during Day 1
Acid River game
Kayaking around the whole Pangkor Island
Cooking Oysters. I'm my groups fire starter.
Reflection session after all the activities
A photo during BBQ night preparations which is done by my group
A photo after BBQ night had ended

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Coins


I don't usually collect coins, but I do this whole second semester. I usually misplaced those coins, but without  my realization, I've actually collected RM37.70 last nine months. All thanks to my Doraemon piggy bank. =)

Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 Quotes

the moment LEDs light up, it's the happiest moment an EE engineer could have, even greater than getting 4 flat
-vincent-
today i made your tail light up. one day, i'll make you come true
-vincent-

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Outward Bound Lumut Part 2

10 - 16 September 2012

This is the Second Part of my Outward Bound experience in Lumut. Well, most of the photos that I've been expecting haven't been uploaded yet. So I'll just carry on with whatever photos I have.

Just some touch ups on Day 1. My watch Bintang consisted of  11 members namely;

1. Ruiz: KL guy who studies in Japan
2. Siri: Taiping guy, a Siamese who studies in Japan
3. Nasrul: Terenggany guy, studies in Japan also
4. Olivia: UTP
5. Kueh: UTP
6. Joey: UTP
7. Jason: UTP
8. Abrar: UTP
9. Qistina: UTP
10. Arvin: UTP
11. Me

and last but not least, our Instructor: Abang Khairul

Having a mild discussion on Day 1

Since I haven't found any kayaking photos yet which falls on Day 2 and 3. I shall proceed with Day 4 to Day 7.

Day 4 and 5
After a long journey of kayaking, we never thought that we would survive kayaking around the whole Pangkor Island, fighting waves and extremely hot weather. Our next activity after kayaking was whaling.

A whaler is a huge boat that can fit around 15 people and during ancient times, it is often used to hunt whales. Nowadays, it has become a very expensive recreation activity mainly used to set up teamwork and leaderships among youths as it is no longer used to hunt whales. Nonetheless, 8 people are required to row the oars of the whaler simultaneously in order for the whaler to move. It is indeed an awesome experience as I was selected to be the captain of my team. Day 4 was used for practicing and knowing how to set up sails and various preparations, while on Day 5, we were asked to set out to Shawal Beach for a 2 days, 1 night camp.

On Day 5, we were acknowledged that we need to compete with the other two teams, Stong and Trusmadi to see who arrives at the destination first. My watch's preparation was done way earlier than other teams as we set out first and leave a huge gap in front. However, after lunch, we had underestimated our opponents and finally lost to Trusmadi by a fingertip margin. Although I do not really care about the competition, but it reflects us in our life's that we should not ever underestimate our opponents even we are having leisure leads. We finally arrived at our destination, Shawal Beach after almost 8 hours of whaling and rowing.

Jason, Joey and I was in charge of the back sail.
Photo session after getting everything ready
"Bintang" cheer: Op Op Bintang :P

Day 6
After one night in Shawal Beach. We set sail to return to Outward Bound base. We woke up as early as 5 am to get everything on track. Again, we were the first to set out and first to arrive. Upon reaching the base, we were tremendously happy as we know all the activities have been accomplished and we will soon have a good and well rest. That night, to celebrate everyone's accomplishment, we had BBQ night and filled our grumbling stomachs with mouth watering food and appetizers. Each watch is required to come out with a performance around 5 - 7 minutes. My group came out with a hilarious sketch on our 6 days journey in OB and ended our sketch with a parody song of Seasons in the Sun.

Doing our Op Cheer again.

Day 7
Time to say goodbye to OB.

Group Photo: Big Family
Completed our course. Happy faces all the way.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Zombies don't eat Aloe Veras

17th September 2012

I'm currently still waiting for my friends to upload certain pictures of the 7 days in Outward Bound, Lumut. Hence, I'll skipped Part 2 first and wrote on what I did on Monday (yesterday).

Resident Evil 5 - Retribution, a long awaiting movie that I've always been bragging around to my friends. Finally, I get the chance to watch it. Charles, Daymon and I went to Aeon Station 18 Jusco to catch this movie. This time round, there's installation of 2 new important Resident Evil characters, Ada and Leon. What's out of my expectation is that, they finally have an undead army of soldiers, holding machine guns, instead of just endless flesh chomping zombies. This fifth Paul W.S Anderson movie mostly reminisces the past 4 episodes, which somehow I felt it's too short. Nonetheless, Alice played by Milla Jovovich is as amazing as her previous episodes.

The 5th Resident Evil movie
Apart from that, after one whole week of dehydration in OB, Lumut, I've decided to quenched all my thirst by having my favourite Chatime drink, with Aloe Vera.
They said Aloe Vera  can relief sunburn pains and aid in skin healing process. Hence, I add Aloe Vera into my Chatime :P
ps: I know in order for Aloe Vera to heal sunburns, I need to apply the gel onto my skin. Just being sarcastic though. :P No Chatime is poured onto my skin. ^^

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Outward Bound Lumut Part 1

10 - 16 September 2012

For one whole week, my life had totally changed. No phone, no internet, no facebook and no comfy bed, I was held at Outward Bound Lumut by my scholar Petronas  for a Leadership Development Camp. Various tough and brutal activities were bequeathed upon me. On the first day itself, my phone and wallet were confiscated and I had totally lost contact of the world outside. This is the very first time that my pockets felt so empty. Nonetheless, it serves it's purpose well as most of the leisure times were used to rest instead of cementing our jelly hands on the keyboard or phone keypad.

Day 1
There were not much activities as we only had numerous ice breaking and warm up games to get to know each other more and a group photo taking session. I was chosen to be in "Bintang" watch and for the whole week, we worked together as one to get logs moving. My watch has 3 members that are studying abroad in Japan. It is indeed a great pleasure to know them and know more about Japan.

Here's the Group Photo

I have decided to skip Day 2 to Day 6 because I'm still waiting for others to upload the photos onto Facebook.

Day 7
The last day of our camp in Lumut. We bid farewell to each other after the closing ceremony and cert giving ceremony. All of us were actually very glad that we will be leaving for home soon and enjoy our 4 months break.

Group Photo after Receiving our Collar Tags which symbolizes the completion of the course
Certificate receiving moment
My Kayaking Partner, Jason. Together we conquered the whole Pulau Pangkor with both of our hands
"Bintang" Watch posing with our certificates.

And we were off to separate ways after 7 grueling days and wonderful moments together. =)