Saturday, May 31, 2008

Drunk

I was drunk. On the Saturday night. Without any hard liquor or bottomless beer. Just 3 glasses of wine. I was drunk...

I could hardly walk in the straight line; I could hardly drive; I could hardly stand for 1 minutes time; I could hardly sleep. I was drunk...

I have vomited up the everything in my somach, and it made me feel better.

I have to remember the feeling of getting drunk. It is not a good feeling.....

I was drunk, just 3 glasses of wine....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Friends

Yesterday, I received a virtual rose from one of my friend saying that yesterday is a "close friend day". Erm, I am not that sure whether it was really a "close friend day", but the rose was really making me feel warm in my heart.

People always claim that with the technologies advancement, the connection among people become weeker. However, I have a different thought with it. You might claim that we will lack of "hand writting" and it shows lack of "sincererity". Oh well, it is true, but I think that the way of connection today is a bit different. Although we have reduced the frequency of writting a letter or sending a Christmas card, the frequency of sending email or forwarding email has been increased tremendously. With a simple copy and paste process, or a reply to all, we have got everyone connected. You might be a busy man and you will feel annoying with those forwarded email. But, when you feel bored or upset sometimes, those forwaded email has made some effect to cheer you up. It is true.

With the advancement of technologies today, I can communicate with my friends who is studying in Scotland DAILY. I have to admit that I won't be able to write him a letter daily so do him, I guess. With the advancement of technologies today, I have met some of my friends who has not been contacting each other since graduation from high school. Therefore, I strongly feel that the connection today become closer and closer.
If in quantitative wise, I do not have a lot of friends. However, I am glad that the friends that I have are best in qualitative wise. Although we do not meet up everyday or every week, we know that we care to each other. Some of them even working in oversea or studying oversea, but, we do not feel that we has been "disconnected". Therefore, I am glad to have you to be my friend and I am blessed.
So, no matter what day is the "close firend day", but for me, it should be everyday. No one is an island, no one can stand alone. True, noone....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Life...

To whom it may concern (might be myself):



I am here to talk about life. Life is kind of plain paper (base on some defination of someone), and the colour of life, is all about what you want it to be.



Yeah I can't agree more with this statement. Life is neither tied to your family nor your partner. It is tie to yourself. Maintaining is no longer sufficient in this fast moving world, all you want to do is change it!



Last night, I was riding a Honda C70 motorcycle to town. The speed of the motorcycle was approximately 40km/h and something has sparked in my mind. Why my speed was so slow if I compare to the cars which passing me with high speed. The asnwer has immediate come and it was not because of slow, but the capability of other vehicle has improved. That is why, I could feel the "slow".



Therefore, if we are still maintaining ourselve like my Honda C70, and one day we will get eliminated by the world.



Hence, I start to work hard to catch up myself to the fast moving world and of course for a better future. So, my friend, don't sleep, hope you will stay with me and let us explore the better future!!!




Rgds,

SY



Sunday, May 18, 2008

2nd JKMB Gathering (Penang)

A big relief when the gathering finally ended with laugh. Yep, this is the 2nd JKMB (Jabatan Kejuruteraan Mekanikal dan Bahan, UKM) gathering.

As per ususal, most of the participants came from Northen region, but there are some who has travelling all the way from KL and Johor to attend the dinner.

It is quite excited to meet them up again though some of them are working in Penang. And, as a common phenomenon, most of them have putting up their weight... hahahaha.. Hey friends, watch out, and I will put my effort to reduce mine as well.... hahahaha.

After the dinner, there are some suggestions from them, in fact they are proposing to have a 3D2N trip to somewhere else for the following year gathering. Erm.... that would be a good idea, but what we got to do is to compromise with the date and of course the fees... hehehe...

Lastly, hope they all can have a better life (not only working) and have an enhancement in their career life when we meet up again in 2009... All the best you all!




1st Gathering, 2007 @ Genting Highlands




Group Photo, 2008 gathering @Park Royal




KL and Johor friends, 2008 Gathering @Bayu Emas





Tired organizer, 2008 Gathering @ Park Royal






The infection of Alcohol, 2008 Gathering @ Audees Jazz Pub




Penang Puff Daddy, 2008 Gathering @ Audees Jazz Pub


video

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Metta....



The Pali word metta is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness and non-violence. The Pali commentators define metta as the strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others (parahita-parasukha-kamana). Essentially metta is an altruistic attitude of love and friendliness as distinguished from mere amiability based on self-interest. Through metta one refuses to be offensive and renounces bitterness, resentment and animosity of every kind, developing instead a mind of friendliness, accommodativeness and benevolence which seeks the well-being and happiness of others. True metta is devoid of self-interest. It evokes within a warm-hearted feeling of fellowship, sympathy and love, which grows boundless with practice and overcomes all social, religious, racial, political and economic barriers. Metta is indeed a universal, unselfish and all-embracing love.

Metta makes one a pure font of well-being and safety for others. Just as a mother gives her own life to protect her child, so metta only gives and never wants anything in return. To promote one's own interest is a primordial motivation of human nature. When this urge is transformed into the desire to promote the interest and happiness of others, not only is the basic urge of self-seeking overcome, but the mind becomes universal by identifying its own interest with the interest of all. By making this change one also promotes one's own well-being in the best possible manner.

Metta is the protective and immensely patient attitude of a mother who forbears all difficulties for the sake of her child and ever protects it despite its misbehavior. Metta is also the attitude of a friend who wants to give one the best to further one's well-being. If these qualities of metta are sufficiently cultivated through metta-bhavana — the meditation on universal love — the result is the acquisition of a tremendous inner power which preserves, protects and heals both oneself and others.

Apart from its higher implications, today metta is a pragmatic necessity. In a world menaced by all kinds of destructiveness, metta in deed, word and thought is the only constructive means to bring concord, peace and mutual understanding. Indeed, metta is the supreme means, for it forms the fundamental tenet of all the higher religions as well as the basis for all benevolent activities intended to promote human well-being.


An introduction from The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love by Acharya Buddharakkhita
Let us silence for few minutes, concentrate our mind and sending the best wishes to all the victims in China and Myammar.....

1
Karaniyam atthakusalenaYan tam santam padam abhisameccaSakko uju ca suju caSuvaco c'assa mudu anatimani
Who seeks to promote his welfare,Having glimpsed the state of perfect peace,Should be able, honest and upright,Gentle in speech, meek and not proud.

2
Santussako ca subharo caAppakicco ca sallahukavuttiSantindriyo ca nipako caAppagabbho kulesu ananugiddho
Contented, he ought to be easy to support,Not over-busy, and simple in living.Tranquil his senses, let him be prudent,And not brazen, nor fawning on families.
3
Na ca khuddam samacare kinciYena viññu pare upavadeyyumSukhino va khemino hontuSabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta
Also, he must refrain from any actionThat gives the wise reason to reprove him.(Then let him cultivate the thought:)May all be well and secure,May all beings be happy!
4
Ye keci panabhut'atthiTasa va thavara va anavasesaDigha va ye mahanta vaMajjhima rassakanukathula
Whatever living creatures there be,Without exception, weak or strong,Long, huge or middle-sized,Or short, minute or bulky,
5
Dittha va yeva aditthaYe ca dure vasanti avidureBhuta va sambhavesi vaSabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta
Whether visible or invisible,And those living far or near,The born and those seeking birth,May all beings be happy!
6
Na paro param nikubbethaNatimaññetha katthacinam kanciByarosana patighasaññaNaññamaññassa dukkham iccheyya
Let none deceive or decryHis fellow anywhere;Let none wish others harmIn resentment or in hate.
7.
Mata yatha niyam puttamAyusa ekaputtam anurakkheEvampi sabbabhutesuManasam bhavaye aparimanam
Just as with her own lifeA mother shields from hurtHer own son, her only child,Let all-embracing thoughtsFor all beings be yours.
8
Mettañ ca sabba-lokasmimManasam bhavaye aparimanamUddham adho ca tiriyancaAsambadham averam asapattam
Cultivate an all-embracing mind of loveFor all throughout the universe,In all its height, depth and breadth — Love that is untroubledAnd beyond hatred or enmity.
9
Titthañ caram nisinno vaSayano va yavat'assa vigatamiddhoEtam satim adhittheyyaBrahmam etam viharam idhamahu
As you stand, walk, sit or lie,So long as you are awake,Pursue this awareness with your might:It is deemed the Divine State here.
10
Ditthiñca anupagamma silavaDassanena sampannoKamesu vineyya gedhamNa hi jatu gabbhaseyyam punar eti'ti
Holding no more to wrong beliefs,With virtue and vision of the ultimate,And having overcome all sensual desire,Never in a womb is one born again.

From Metta Sutta; Sutta Nipata I.8 ; The Buddha's Words on Loving-Kindness

Thursday, May 8, 2008

张悬。。亲爱的。。。我还不知道。。。



总是觉得会弹吉他的女生特别有吸引力,尤其是电吉他。就好像Avril Lavigne,当然还有张悬。 她拥有清澈、独特的声音再加上她的创作,至少在被RnB窒息前,还有一股清流在这乐坛。

终于买了她的第二张专辑。《亲爱的。。。我还不知道。。。〉。这张专辑与上一张拥有很大的不同。在这张专辑里,她加入了比较多的重型乐器,就像电吉他和鼓。这也无形中加重了摇滚的味道,也让我感觉到她增加了她对音乐的坚持和看法。果然是一个欣赏Kurt Cobain的人。

当然,第一次听到这张专辑的时候,会愣了一下,可是久而久之,那味道会慢慢增加、慢慢浓郁。如果说上一张专辑是杯红酒,那这次却是一杯冰镇威士忌。先让烈酒的霸道刺激你的味蕾,再让你慢慢感受那香醇的舒服。如果说上一张专辑是一杯热巧克力,那这却是一杯香浓的Latte。先尝过咖啡的苦涩,在感受到咖啡那独特的香气。所以说,这绝对是一张需要细嚼的音乐。

喜欢里面的《儿歌》。轻松的吉他加上寂寞的大提琴。生活 生活 会快乐也会寂寞。唱出生活,唱出寂寞。

不确定你是否也喜欢气球

路边常常在发的那种


我和你约好 养只黏人的小猫

和一只大的 温柔的狗狗

如果受了伤就喊一声痛

真的 说出来就不会太难过

不去想自由 反而更轻松

愿意感动孤独单不忐忑

生活 生活 会快乐也会寂寞

生活 生活 明天我们好好的过


还不确定你是否也喜欢气球

反正又还没听过你说过

我们都觉得 成功没那么严重

做自己反而比较心安理得

愿意感动就是种享受

Monday, May 5, 2008

Short Vacation..

Yeah... Just finish my short vacation at somewhere in Penang. Erm... The hotel is quite nice, 5 meals per days and the room service is just kind of special. As the staff there are very proffesional and caring as they will measure your blood pressure and your temerature at least 5 times a day include your sleeping time....

Yes. I was admited and having my short vacation at Loh Guan Lye Specilaist Center. A brand new 5 star "hotel" in the town. Hahahaha :D

For what reason?? Yeah.. Food poisoning and diarrheoa for more than 20 times per day. Hey, buddy, can you imagine?

Luckily, after the short vacation, i am recovering.. hehehehe.... I can wait to taste the food in Penang and I nearly forget the smell of the good food... hehehehehe :D

You know, what I have eaten in this 3 days 2 nights stay in this brand new "hotel"?
Morning- Milo + Bread + Oat
Tea- Milo
Lunch - Fish Porridge
Tea - Milo
Dinner - Fish Porridge. Yes you are rite, the same thing that I took in the afternoon.
Supper - Milo

What a great food.

The second Day:

Please repeat the menu. It was exactly the same with the first day.

The Third day:

Yeah!!!! You are rite, It was still the same. Same Milo, same bread same oat and the fish porridge............ GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, need to say thanks to my friends who visited me and cook for me. Thanks a lot :D

And I will be back.... hehehehehehe