Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tomorrow, A New Dawn.

The sun's rising in the morning heralds the end of one chapter, and the beginning of another. When I wake up in the morning, I wake up as something else, no more just the post-A-levels bummer, but a temporary teacher in my alma mater, DJ. Sometimes its just good to be back and know that the people back home still want you. I guess that's why homes are so important to us - we need a place where we can go back to and know that someone out there, still needs us. We would be nothing but passionless shells, drifting through existence, if there were no one in our lives that needed us. At the very least, I know I feel that way.

Melancholy grips me again this evening as after watching Sweeny Todd: the Demon Barber from Fleet Street.

No doubt that it is a really good musical - Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter were wonderfully casted in their haunting roles perfectly, and it all came together as this tragic story which ends so painfully sweet. The ending was just so painfully tragic, and it reminded me of a bedtime story I once told someone I loved so deeply - the story of the Little Tin Boy and the Little Tin girl, who met once again in the blacksmith's fire.

The Story of the Little Tin Boy and the Little Tin Girl

But that is a bedtime story for another day.

Even when life throws you its biggest punch to the face, we must remember that we can choose to be happy, even when we're fighting to push the tears back.

I want to smile like that once again. Hope tomorrow brings about change for the better.

Of Love and Intermolecular Attractions

Got this from Roger's blog but its so geeky-science-sweet that I just have to post it here too!


Amazingly, it looks awfully similar to something that I would have drawn.

But don't you just agree that when love comes into the equation, things just stop making sense?


Maybe I should start drawing my own webcomic (: .


Facebook makes me smile (: ...

...because it helps me remember all the good times I've had with my friends that I cherish so much. I read today that most people feel alone quite a lot of the time, even though they're surrounded by a sea of people. Nevertheless, there are people out there who make me remember that I'm not alone, no matter what. You guys make me smile. (:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Crysis and the Big Bang

I've been rather quiet lately because I was up to two things:

  1. Playing Crysis - the most amazing first person shooter (FPS) that I have ever seen.
  2. Watching The Big Bang Theory - wonderful comedy about two socially inept prodigies who are living across the hall to a beautiful blond bombshell.

Crysis is an awesome, AWESOME game. It is so good that it is worth the money to get a proper system that can run this extremely processor crunching game. Crysis is not only good because it looks stunning - trust me, the visuals look photorealistic - but because it has one of the best gameplay in a first person shooter that I have ever seen. Killing North Korean soldiers never was so fun because Crysis has excellent AI which enables the soldiers to duck for cover, attack in squads and ambush you among other things. The functionality of the nanosuit that your character, codename Nomad wears also adds a whole new dimension into the game. With just the click of a button, you can alternate between several powers that your nanosuit possesses. You can be in either strength mode, which enables you to jump extra high and snap enemies necks with a simple melee attack; armour mode, which enables you to absorb extra punishment; speed mode, which allows you to move at superhuman speeds; and stealth mode, which allows you to cloak and move around invisible for a short amount of time.

Futuristic soldiers in their nanosuits, can I ask for more?

If Crysis had one flaw as a game - it's that it ended with one of those darned irritating cliffhangers, making me impatiently wait a couple of months before the next installment is released. Oh well, I guess Crytek just wants to milk more cash out of their killer app, but I prefer my games to provide a little more closure before we start thinking of the expansion pack. Blizzard did it just fine with Starcraft and its expansion pack, Brood War. At least loose ends were tied up after every story so you don't have this horrible, horrible feeling inside you wanting to know what happens in the next scene at least.

Yeah, smart is the new SEXY!

The Big Bang Theory is this wonderful new series that is a must watch for anyone with an inner geek inside them. While I must say that some of the jokes here are kinda hard to catch (for example, Sheldon talks about the Mandelbrot set of complex numbers as a metaphor for Penny's messy room) you are in for one hell of a laugh if you get the jokes. And besides, don't we all love to watch (and root) for the nice, well meaning geek (who indulges in Halo 3 and World of Warcraft) in his quest to get his dream girl?

So if you're a closet geek, just make sure to just watch this series because it's really going to make you laugh till your tummy hurts (or it could be just me relating to it too much).

The theme song for The Big Bang Theory is pretty good and the Barenaked Ladies did quite a good job with it.

Presenting - History of Everything by the Barenaked Ladies:

Hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Life's problems.

This post is dedicated to everyone who is facing problems in their life right now. Hope that this helps.

Was talking to a friend earlier today and the conversation went on something like this:

and i've been having very bad days lately.

hopefully after CNY me luck will change

Kevin Chan - Hamlet's Hero:
how are things?

Kevin Chan - Hamlet's Hero:
why dude?

Kevin Chan - Hamlet's Hero:
what happened man?

nah just loads of sucky stuff happening to me

i guess God is testing me out

well my computer died.

i have to work for very long hours in school even after school hours

my car has problems

my cash has problems

Kevin Chan - Hamlet's Hero:

my mouse has problems

my tyres has problems

my relationships with ppl have problems

I guess that human life, as a whole is by itself one big problem that we've been cracking our heads to solve since the day we were born. Life is full of problems and sometimes all these problems just pile up and get us down.

Truth to be told, the past few weeks for me were one of the most trying weeks in my life. I still feel as though as my life has been torn apart and is left now in a complete mess. Sometimes when life throws all these little problems at you by the truckload, you stop seeing all the good thats in life, all that we have to be thankful about.

I once read that we should stop judging the things that happen to us as good or bad - things just happen and we should all welcome them as experiences that colour the canvases of our lives.

I know it is anything but easy to look at experiences that affect us emotionally that way but lets put it all in perspective shall we?

I wasn't feeling all that great yesterday so I dragged out my iPod and listened an inspirational speech by someone I respect - Steve Jobs.

Steve Job's Commencement Address at Stanford

Something really struck me when Jobs talked about his experience with death. In his words,
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Life is short, and I know things can be hard at times, but don't let it get you down. When times get tough, more the reason to just lay still and listen to your heart, for it knows what you truly need.

Death is the great equalizer. We're all going to die someday, no matter how smart, pretty, rich or influential we are, so lets live life to the fullest and not let the blues get us down ya?

One more thing that helps me when I'm feeling down and broken is this poem from Napoleon Hill's classic - Think Rich and Grow Rich:

"I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store."

"For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task."

"I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid."

Not much more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. The only difference is the mindset that one holds as well as the clarity of one's goals.

I believe that the mind can be likened to a garden, much like how James Allen thought so in his work "As A Man Thinketh".
Man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently
cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or
neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.If no useful seeds are
put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall
therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds,
and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man
tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and
impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and
fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts. By pursuing this
process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the
master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. He also
reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands, with
ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind elements
operate in the shaping of his character, circumstances, and destiny.

- James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
If we think good, positive thoughts, we appreciate life more, and every thing seems so much better, so much happier. The people around us are energized by our optimism and energy that they feel happy too. Like wise, negative thoughts make us feel drained and weak, making the people around us feel bad too.

If there's one think in life that we have absolute control over, its our minds. I'm not saying that its easy - most of us have our minds on autopilot and we blame our lack of control on it to hormones or emotions (I've done it too), but with some effort, we can put it back under our control, they way it should be. Focus on the positive in your life, and see what miracles that can bring.

Hope this helps anyone who's feeling that life is getting out of your hands at the moment. Just know that you can make the most of your life, and things really aren't so bad.

Till then, sieze the day!

We Can Rule The World

"Yeah you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me girl
We can rule the world
Yeah you and me, we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side
We can rule the world"

Listening to this song just makes me think of you, Hamlet. It reminds me of staying over at your place and waking up in the afternoon, just hanging out and watching this show. It makes me remember our long talks in school, hanging out during our free periods for a cup of iced tea, doodling when the teachers are droning on and on...

We'll rule the world one day Hamlet, one day that will come soon.

This song is just for you.

Rule the World - Take That

We'll rule the world.

How (Not) To Seduce Women

This post is for all aspiring PUAs (pick-up artists) out there!

Just a little spoof on PUAs like mystery and what they do.

Do not neg this way in real life! It just doesn't work like this!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dear diary...

The worst feeling in the world is loving someone who can't, or won't, love you back.

It's thinking of someone who you know doesn't have you in her thoughts. It's blocking her on MSN and resisting picking up your phone because you want to talk to her, see her, as much as you can. It's when you do the most stupidly heartbreaking things, when you wish desperately hard and swear to give up such-and-such, if only. You become the ultimate slave by your treacherous heart's own bidding. You're on a seesaw in an empty playground. Everything that you want to say or do echoes within the quiet walls of never-to-be.

But then you wonder if you'd rather never have met this person. And you know the answer. And that's also when you realize something very important about yourself, something you'll always remember, something I can't exactly write about because then it would be lost. But you'll know it, I'm sure, because everyone I know who has loved and lost knows it. It's the big secret you'll never be able to spill because you never will find the words to express it.

I wish you bluebirds in the spring. I wish you a lemonade in July, and a shelter from the storm. And most of all, when snowflakes fall, I wish you lots and lots of love :)

Sorry Leraine, for using your words, but I cannot express how true your words are to me and how they just echoed deep into my being.

To the little girl in my diary, know that every night, I'm still wishing you all the love in the world.

P.S. : I seem to be meeting people from the class of 6I, 2000 all the time these days! Bumped into Khai Ying (from 6I), Samantha and Han Chung today at driving school. It really is a small world we live in these days.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Rambo (4) Review

"Rambo 4 makes the other Rambo films look like Enchanted."

Just back from watching Rambo 4: John Rambo from Cineleisure and I must admit that Rambo 4 is the goriest Rambo ever. People were being shot from the first few minutes the movie started, all the way to the end - the mark of a true Rambo movie.

The main problem I have with this Rambo is that there isn't enough of Rambo, hiding in the jungle, being an one man army with his machine guns and booby traps. Well, there was a claymore and some real action with a 50-cal, but that was just plain brutal killing. I enjoyed Rambo more when he was running about the forest, building traps and ambushing his enemies (as well as shooting down a helicopter with his bow and arrow) That was good stuff.

Only recommended if you need mindless violence, minus any semblance of a plot.

If that's what the doctor ordered, Rambo 4 is just the show for you.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


It has been a long time since I've last watched a Rambo movie. The last Rambo movie I watched was a real long time ago, and all that I can remember of it is Rambo shooting down a helicopter with only a bow and arrow (well it does help that it was an explosive arrow).

Rambo has all the makings of a good man movie - it has lots of explosions and lots of people are killed by lone Rambo, our classic alpha male, in the forest.

In this installment, he kills even more folks.


Guess that there is going to be even more bloodshed this time, but isn't Sylvester Stallone getting a little bit too old for all this action?

Wouldn't it be so much better if my all time action star played Rambo instead? Now that would be some REAL man action.



Just gotta catch it soon!


Got this off youtube and it is so worth watching! Spartan apples, anyone?

A Walk Through Memory Lane

Things have been pretty cool lately. I have managed to meet quite a number of people whom I've knew in primary school again. It's really cool (and flattering) that these people still remember me after all these years.

Class of 6I, 2000, SRJK Yuk Chai.

Its amazing how I've managed to meet up with Jun King, Zi Yan and Patrick lately. Just so good to see you guys back again. To the rest of you guys who I've lost contact with, I'm really hoping to meet you guys again soon. Then we can have a reunion of sorts, its been 7 years since we've seen each other already.

Went down to DJ and Yuk Chai with Ern Sheong and Chu Jie earlier today. It was really nice to be so warmly recieved by our dear beloved schools once again. Will post pics soon when I get them from Chu Jie and Ern Sheong. Guess Pn. Hamizan's still the same and all, but it was a shame that I didn't get to say hi to Pn. Mag and Pn. Cecilia.

A little treat for all of you 5I/6I 2000 people out there, my own personal take on Yan Lao Shi (Mrs Gan), our form teacher for those two years. This is what I (still) think of her. (:

Told you that it was a personal take!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Persistence of Memory

"How cruel, is the golden rule, when the lives we lived are only golden plated?"

Guess in life we have to know when to pack our bags and move on, but memory works in mysterious ways - the harder you try to push it out of your system, the harder it comes rushing back at you, filling up all your senses with the object of your memory.

Cold sweat comes down your neck when in the middle of the night, she comes to you so real, and you can feel her warmth as if she was just lying next to you; her scent permeates your very being, instinctively making you try to draw her closer, only to find that she's not there. Her tongue still dances all over yours, letting you taste her painful sweetness of her lips; her words still hauntingly echo in your head, laughing and mocking you because you're not really with her right now. Whats worse, you place your hand over you chest and you feel this large gaping void. It doesn't hurt, but it's dark, deep and leaves you feeling so empty inside because you know she took it all away.

Happy now that you managed to take it all?

"Thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great..."

But then again, memories are all that's left.

Note: I've been busy the past few days. Met up with some good old friends, patronized the cinemas, got some good art done and am just done with my driving theory test. Doing my best to keep busy for now.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wish that I could photoshop the distance away.

Guess not everything is a picture and I can't just photoshop the distance away.

Was feeling rather down in the morning as I pondered about my life, my existence and my direction in life. I'm really lucky to have friends who were there for me with their caring words and wise advice. Hope that I manage to see what I want in life more clearly soon.

Must always remember to channel my emotions creatively, but a tablet will make CG-ing so much easier.

At least, that'll make the distance and silence not matter so much.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Save the Kota Damansara Community Forest Park

Got an email today which looked something like this.

Save Kota Damansara Community Forest Park

The Kota Damansara Forest is a 100-year old forest that is in danger of being developed. It is the last remaining forest in Petaling Jaya, and it keeps PJ cool while giving all the residents a chance to enjoy nature. It is only 5 minutes drive from The Curve. Some locals call it our local "Tasik Kenyir".

MBPJ in their DRAF RANCANGAN TEMPATAN PETALING JAYA 2 (RTPJ2) have proposed to develop the whole forest into high density flats.

Please sign our on-line objection form, see our YouTube video, and support us. Click on the link below:

We appreciate your support. Please send this email to all your friends. Thank You

Friends of Kota Damansara

Saving the Natural Environment for our children and future generations.
Kota Damansara Community Forest
This is for our children and our future generations

MBPJ have planned to destroy the whole Kota Damansara Forest (aka Sungai Buloh Forest) to develop high density flats. This will result in .... Floods, land slide, traffic congestion. The loss of this forest is a loss for all Petaling Jaya residents.

Please help us to protect the forest for our future generations by filling up the Borang Bantahan. It will only take 2 minutes of your time to protect a 100 year old forest (the last patch of forest in Petaling Jaya).

Are they barking mad? Isn't the Kota-Mutiara Damansara area already super congested? The Curve is only a short distance from my area, just a couple of kilometers, but because of the congestion in this area, it can be a hell of a crawl to get there during peak hours. We've got tons of land in Malaysia, why can't we build somewhere else?

In times like this, when our Menteri Besars start breaking their promises, I do feel ashamed to be Malaysian. Here, it is an open secret that bribing the correct people would easily grant a developer access to previously gazetted and protected land.

Come on, Kota Damansara needs a green lung. It's already bad enough that the MBPJ allowed for the creation of an unplanned cemetery at the far end of Kota Damansara that caused the price of land there to depreciate. Smarten up, will ya?

So, if any of you readers believe in supporting this cause, please click this link and sign the online petition against this grevious crime.


Spartan chess.

Leonidas never fails to make me smile! (:

(Courtesy of

What's on a man's mind.

Was Freud right all these years?

I certainly think so. (:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Torn between two lovers, feeling like such a fool.

My name is Kevin Chan.

(From L to R ): Roger, Ginik and Me.

I live in Petaling Jaya and I used to study at SMK Damansara Jaya. Interests of mine back then included debating, public speaking and competitively playing the Magic the Gathering trading card game. Things weren't perfect, but they sure were cool. I had friends around who I greatly enjoyed the company of, things were going great in my life, I was winning competitions, studies were great, I was rocking. Then that chapter came to a close and my life just took a wild turn.

I didn't expect it, but I was offered the ASEAN scholarship to complete my pre-university education in Singapore. Thinking that it'll open up more doors for me, I abandoned my plans to do my A-levels in Taylors College and study in Singapore.

I said my goodbyes to the people that mattered to me and we promised that we'll stay in touch. Then I was whisked off to McNair Lodge, the awfully prison-like hostel that was about to become my new home for two years. I must say that my time there was great though, I made new friends of various nationalities and we really had a great time there despite all the studying. Great friendships were forged between us after all the hell that we went through together.

But it wasn't all great. The internet at McNair was often non-existent. The connection was slow and unreliable. I kept getting cut off when chatting on MSN with my closest friends. We began to drift apart.

Thank God I have my friends in Singapore who were there for me when I was down. Without you guys I really don't know what would have become of me. To all of you, thank you so much for being there when I needed you. It meant a lot to me, it kept me sane.

Thanks twin!

The SAJC Debate Team!

We had great times together, and things were going great for me. Once again, I had people to talk to when I have an emergency, and people who would listen to all my little problems. Things seemed better.

Then it all ended, again. The A-levels flew past and I had to leave them all once again, even my Panda Princess.

I had to say bye to my Hello Panda.

So I am here, back home once again. Due to the really bad internet in McNair, my MSN contact list is horribly updated because I rarely saw the need to add contacts in Singapore. Guess that was a bad move, cause I really have very few college friends to talk to on MSN now. Talk about planning for the future eh?

To make things better, a ton of my friends back in Malaysia are now studying overseas or are just busy these days. It kinda sucks to have my social circle here reduced by so much so suddenly. So if you're out there reading my blog and want to get to know me just drop me a comment or something. Just let me know who you guys are! You readers are the reason I blog and I would definitely love to hear from you. If you're from my past, I would so LOVE to meet you again! The few friends that I've met up with recently, really good friends of mine have reminded me that you guys mean a lot to me and we should keep in touch.

Just feel torn between my life here in KL and my friends all back in Singapore. If only I could have all you guys in one place, life would be so much better and things would be so much easier. But there's just no use complaining, just got to pick myself up and make things better.

I'm getting my life back, whatever it takes.

Deep pondering.

Still pondering over some stuff that I was writing earlier. Brain is in a total mess.

The million dollar question is:

Does thinking about a former lover mean cheating on your current one?

If I may clarify, thinking in this case does not refer to casually reminiscing about past lovers every now and then but to pine for another person that you were previously romantically involved in.

Is it ethical to start a relationship with someone else when your heart and soul still belong with another?

Please comment on this if you can by adding comments (not on the chatterboard please, but by clicking the comments button). They will be very much appreciated (REALLY, guys, please comment! Would be so great to hear what you think on this issue that's bugging me right now. Not that I'm thinking of anyone else, but I'm just curious).

And yeah, guess I didn't do the 3 posts a day thing today but I still have a little treat for my loyal readers! Keep coming guys and support Hamlet's Hero. Will do my very best to keep you entertained when you visit my humble site. (:

A little something that I saw on YouTube that made me go OMG multiple times. Just for you my dear readers!

If only I could change so fast!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

French Fries

The song "Apologize" by One Republic has been really playing in my head these days. Just cant seem to get it out, then this girl comes along.

"Don't eat those french fries, don't eat..."

Must say that she's pretty good. (:

Fight for our rights to french fries!

Friday, January 18, 2008

The (very wise) Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka

Guess my horror when my brother Keefe showed me this.


At first sight, I thought that it was just a typo. Just another cheap workbook I thought.
Imagine my horror when he told me that "jawaban" is Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka's new spelling for "jawapan" ("answers" in English).


Whats next in the series of errata for the Malay language? Will "alat kelengkapan" become "alat kelengkaban"? Will "ungkapan" become "ungkaban"? Why the need for this change? Will Malaysians need to go to school again every 5 years to update our tatabahasa (Malay language grammar)?

Guess for the layman, "jawapan" will still stay "jawapan". But will this change Malaysia's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Imagine Jalaluddin Hassan, saying his slightly altered trademark line in the next season of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Malaysian edition:

"Adakah ini JAWABAN muktamad anda?"


Changing the language just to suit the whims and fancies of the Dewan?


Blogvertising with Nuffnang

After blogging like a mad monkey for about slightly over a month, this is what I've earned from nuffnang.


Twenty five cents!

Twenty five cents? What can that buy? Perhaps a Hacks sweet from a mamak shop?

After hearing so much about how nuffnang has done so much for Malaysian bloggers and seeing how much it was publicized by bloggers like kennysia and pinkpau, really, RM0.25 is a really small amount of money.

And that was with me promoting nuffnang to all my Malaysian and Singaporean blogger friends as well! Shouldn't I get paid for that?

Anyone knows how to make more money out of blog advertising? I'm definitely all against prostituting my blog, cause its more for my personal use and for me to keep in touch with my friends, but it would really be great if I can make a little money off this, like kenny sia does.

Till then, when it comes to making money off my blog, I've got my tulan face on.

Tulan face switched on.

Cheating on sleep?

Read this on and it just seems so tempting to try!

Stay Functional on 2 Hours of Sleep a Night!

The latest issue of Wired magazine describes how people with round-the-clock gigs (like astronauts and sailors) manage to get by on two hours of sleep per day. Studies by the Chronobiology Research Institute recommend getting your Z's in short bursts:
The most time-efficient strategy, dubbed the überman (what else?), calls for a 20-minute nap every four hours... The first seven days of deprivation will be sheer misery, but stay on track. Once you start dreaming during naps—a sign you've hit REM—you'll begin to feel better.
Yikes! A hardier blogger who didn't love to sleep as much as I do might actually try this out. I love you people, but seven days of misery is too much. (Wired warns that this isn't intended to be a permanent lifestyle change, and long-term effects of this schedule are unknown.) See also our top 10 ways to sleep smarter and better.
Caffeine power napping

Caffeine power napping is one strategy that those burning the midnight oil can try.

1. Right before you crash, down a cup of java. The caffeine has to travel through your gastro-intestinal tract, giving you time to nap before it kicks in.

2. Close your eyes and relax. Even if you only doze, you’ll get what’s known as effective microsleep, or momentary lapses of wakefulness.

3. Limit your nap to 15 minutes. A half hour can lead to sleep inertia, or the spinning down of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which handles functions like judgment. This gray matter can take 30 minutes to reboot.

Can someone please try this out and let me know? It sure sounds interesting but I have this feeling that the caffeine will end up keeping me awake and not napping to begin with.

Sadly, the überman strategy isn't recommended as a lifestyle, but only as an option under circumstances when extreme sleep deprivation is inevitable. Guess there's no way out but to just sleep it off then. Nights!

A Sexy Present

This is what Yi Ting, Bryan and Chong Sian got me for my birthday. Thanks guys! Just try to guess what it is.

Sexy, eh?













Any technosexuals around?

It's the sexiest mouse ever!

You can even take it's top off! How cool is that? (:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Nostalgia 2002

The Class of 2 Batai, 2002.

I managed to name us all this time! Realised today that friends mean so much to me. Guess that you guys were there for me when I needed you guys most. Please feel free to contact me ya, whoever that I may have lost contact with, cause I really want to stay in touch.

Lynn, Kwan, Chuan and Sian, thanks so much for officially making this year's birthday the best ever. Love you guys so much!

Look forward to the next time we can hang out, hopefully with more of us around!

Another year has passed, but memories remain.

Back in 2001. (click to enlarge)
*sorry, but need help with the few blank spaces. Thanks Victor and Wai Kwan on helping me with the names!

Guess that we've definitely come a long way, but I just can't stop smiling how we're still keeping in touch and remembering all the good times that we've had together. We've grown up together, and lets never be too lazy to keep in touch kay? Batai forever!

Thanks guys (which includes Dansen and Wei Huang who are not in the pic) for such a wonderful night! It was definitely the sweetest birthday surprise that I have ever got.

Thanks to,

Wei Huang and Shiat Nee, who are like the happiest and longest lasting couple I know. Thank you for bringing so much laughter and fun to our gathering.

Jun Ai, who is still as charming as ever, with her sweet, sweet smile. Thank you for giving me the pleasure of seeing you smile so sweetly.

Dansen, for being there even though it was really my fault for not doing more to keep in touch. Lets remember to keep in touch kay?

Victor, who is still as witty as ever. Thank you for being my friend all these years, even when we were still in primary school. Friends like you are few and far between.

Wai Kwan, who still has the same retarded laugh and still claims to want to be single. Any guy would really be lucky to have you, so don't keep them all waiting!

Wing Chuan, who still is as crazy and hyper as ever. Thank you for always making life more interesting, be it during add math tuition or a drinking session.

Chong Sian, our up and coming celebrity photo-blogger. Thanks for always making times fun with all your (sometimes lame) jokes and stories about how you met celebrities.

Yi Ting, my big brother that has always been there for me, looking out for me, and being the best friend any guy could ever ask for. Thank you for always taking the time to come over, fetching me around, and always being there to talk to me or give me advice whenever I'm down. My life would have been far worse off without you in it; its people like you that make it shine!

And how could I forget...

Lynn Li, my beautiful and terribly sweet friend who put this surprise all together. I really didn't expect anything like this! Thank you for choosing such a wonderful cake which was so good it was orgasmic. Darryl, you are just so lucky to have her. Thank you for making my 19th birthday one that I will always remember.

Thanks so much guys! I'll never forget this!

Great friends like you guys make memories so much more meaningful. Just wish that I could have everybody I love and truly care about with me today. You guys all mean so much to me!

To everyone else that wished me happy birthday:
Thanks guys, every single wish meant so much! Hope that I can see you soon. To those overseas, keep in touch, missing you guys here!

I'm gonna have a great birthday, I already am. (:

p.s. : I made a bet with Wai Kwan. I'll have to buy her dinner if she's still single in 10 years time, on 17th January 2018. If she's married, she'll have to buy me dinner instead. A bet's a bet. (:

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ancient Anti Piracy Message

Just for laughs, check out this anti-piracy message! (courtesy of


Passing games on diskettes, anyone?

Making Money Online - Part 2

Was just going through the paper in the morning and this caught my attention.

I made my first million online... selling glass?

There was an article associated to the advert, written by about making money online too. According to the article, managing an online business is the best bet to make money part time, while doing other things like studying (or just bumming around like me (: ).

Here are some of the benefits of an online business (courtesy of the article):
  1. You can start with a low budget - you only need to invest a few hundred ringgit for webhosting and making your own DIY website
  2. You only need to invest about 10 hours a week in your website
  3. You can do it all from the comfort of your own home
  4. You get to be your own boss
The article also gives out some tips on how to be your own boss online, courtesy of Fione Tan, President and CEO of (supposedly that lady in the picture).

Guess you can make money online if no one sees your tulan face.
  1. Give yourself three reasons why you want to make money online.
  2. Set your goal to make a certain amount, e.g. RM 100,000 on or before Dec 31. Setting a clear goal will always make your path easier.
  3. Plan what you want to sell online which can give you your targeted revenue before the date. This can be a combination of selling of products, services or information. (*this is the HARD part, if anyone gets ideas, please message me right away).
Yes, I did check out the website (, but it really didn't help me much. They just kept telling me time and time again to join their seminars and courses and all. ): Guess I'll just give one of their seminars a shot and see how they are. Would be really worth it if I could end up making a million bucks selling glass. (:

Will probably be attending their workshop 1: How to sell online and make your first million, on 31st Jan (Thu), from 7pm to 10pm at the eOneNet center at Damansara Perdana, PJ cause the place is really near to my place too. Its RM38 for one workshop, so if anyone is free, lets go together shall we? Contact them at 03-77105618 or 012-2328878 or go to their website for details.

Been doing research on making money lately but still have no clue on how to make big money online.

This is what I have been doing all day...

But I still have no clue. Maybe I should just sell glass like that chap who made a million bucks, or I should just get a job.

Let me know if you know the secret to being a millionaire selling glass, cause I would sure want to know how.

Glass, anyone?