Friday, 27 June 2014

I AM GETTING MARRIEED !


Yeah, you heard me right.

I am getting married (hopefully), BUT not anytime soon.

In fact, this whole entry has got nothing to do with my love life!




This is just a prove on how fast people would believe what they are reading online.

Seeing is believing, right? Not really. In fact, A LOT of things we shared are FALSE INFO.

Don't believe me eh? Haha. 

Here are a few examples..


1. WhatsApp


You guys must be very familiar with these messages. Haha.
So, is there any truth behind them? No way.

ANY messages who sounds desperate and ask you to send it to a number of people, most probably it's a fake message. These messages will add on extra 'facts' to make you believe them.

In this WhatsApp Case, 


Jim Balsamic. This dude doesn't even exist yo ! Haha!
The current CEO of WhatsApp is Mr. Jan Koum.

Plus,
The WhatsApp webpage notes:
Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. 
I think you got my point already. Enough said on the WhatsApp rumours.


2. Sick Childrens

This picture is the taken from hoax-slayer.com
Don't have to explain much.
Ya'll know that Facebook is never gonna donate money to these people. At least not this way.
Sharing or liking these pictures won't help either.

I seriously don't know why some people are still spreading these things.
Go to a nearby orphanage and help out. You wouldn't be as useless as you are sharing them on social media.
You know what's worse? Most of these pictures sick children are taken from somewhere else without any permission from their families.

How would you feel if someone steal your picture and convey a misleading message with it? 
Not cool right? I know..

Commercial break, here are some interesting misleading stuff online.. Haha !




All jokes aside, now lets get serious.

The two examples above were misleading BUT wont give much effects on our life.
The next example will. In fact, it's even about life and death.

I'll show you examples that are new and are happening close to us.


3. Crime News ( eg: Kidnapping)

Might be a little disturbing.
Have you heard about the news of children getting kidnapped for their organs?
If no, it's a recent rumour about a girl who was abducted and got all her internal organs removed.
Here's the link to the rumour. It contains a bloody image. Check it out!

Is it true? To be honest, I don't know. I don't have enough evidence to say that it's fake.

According to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), this rumours are not true at all.
It even came out in the news

If the police said it's not true, that's enough evidence right?
I'm not sure. Some citizens claimed that this happened to someone they know and the PDRM are 'covering' up these news to avoid havoc.

Here are some WhatsApp Messages I got regarding the same but unrelated story.


Again, DON'T fully trust these messages as there are no official news from the PDRM regarding this matter.

True or Not, Please do take care of your friends and family around you.

Better be safe than sorry.

4. Reversed ATM PIN Code


This rumour has been around for ages. Yet, people are still spreading it blindly.

The idea of calling the cops by punching your PIN CODE in reverse is well, just an IDEA.
This idea was never implemented by any banks around the world.

This is due to the cons behind this seemingly good idea. Examples?
i. People with mirror PIN code such as 7777 or 9889 would face problems.
They would be calling the police every time they wanted to use the ATM.
ii. Robbers aren't idiots. If this idea is used worldwide, they would know too.
They would probably kill you right away if money is not coming out from the ATM.


What's My Intention in This Entry?

I'm aware that a lot of people are being misguided by false info on the net.

I just gave FOUR examples. You could visit this website if you want to see more fake info online.

Hope that after you read all this, you'll be more aware of your surrounding information.
It wouldn't hurt to spend a few minutes to Google about it before sharing :)

Fasting month is in a few days!
Really miss those moments in college. Waking up as early as 4.30 am to eat.
And sharing all our food we bought from Bazaar Ramadan when breaking fast.
Gosh, can't believe it has already been a year.

Happy Fasting to all my Muslim friends out there !

Please leave a comment to tell me what you think about this entry and how I can improve.
Share it if you want to.
Thank you for your time :D

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

MATRICULATION : My JPP Experience

Jawatan Perwakilan Pelajar (JPP) is the name of the student councils in Matriculation 
Colleges in Malaysia.

I WAS the Deputy Academic Exco.

I'm going to share SOME of my experience right here.

If I were to share ALL of them, it would be a book instead of a blog entry. Haha!

I find that the things I've learnt and the experience gained are priceless. 


Campaigning Before General Election

I hate politics to be honest. I hate promoting myself. I hate promising things.

But I forced myself to do it as I don't want to leave college with only a good pointer in hand.

About a year ago, I run my campaign together with an awesomely weird friend, Thanis.

Embarrassing ourselves in public was our mission. LOL.. I'm serious.

1.We went into every lecture hall to promote ourselves.

2. We wore a cardboard around our neck; walking around asking people to vote for us.


3. Stood on chairs and giving a random speech in public (Anjung Siswa)


The third one was the most embarrassing one yet. Some students even took videos. LOL! 

Candidates Manifesto Presentations 


From the right; ME , Lee , Thanis

Guess what? All three of us got a spot in the student council :)


My Poster + Manifesto ! Haha.


Yup, that's me in dark blue. I got the highest votes for my Module! Thanks to the awesome people there!

That happiness didn't last long. Soon, something else hit me hard in the face.

I come to realise that after this, I'm going to be carrying a huge responsibility.

Don't believe me? Ask Thanis. Shortly after the announcement of Election winners, Thanis asked me 

Why do i look so down and is something bothering me?

I didn't tell him why. Thanis, If you're reading this, now you know xD 
Overall, the election was unforgettable.


JPP 2013/2014. Our first photo together.
Life After The General Election

Wait, what life? Haha. To be honest. I'm lifeless after the election.
It's either JPP work or Homework. Barely any time for anything else; including studying.

Sometimes, you can find me walking back to my room at 10 pm at night, still in my formal shirt.
Yeah, that means I haven't shower since morning! Haha. But hey, I still smell good. I think :)

Conflict? A normal thing. Shouting, getting emotional, table slamming.. *yawnn

When it comes to events, life gets even busier.
Meetings and more meetings. Phone calls after phone calls.

The JPP room becomes our second room in our college.

Walking in and out of Hal Ehwal Pelajar (HEP) and Pejabat Pentadbiran.

I still remember during sem two, when I'm handling an event.
In every lecture, I will be sitting at the back corner of the lecture hall.






I will only sit at the orange zone (Ignore the 4 classmates of mine. Haha).

Just in case anyone is calling or I need to see the HEP, I will take the red exit ;)

To be honest, I'm not that type that concentrate 100% in lecture or complete ALL of my homework. I NEVER complete ALL my past year and also tutorials in these two semesters.
Kinda shameful. Haha. 

I only seriously study a month before the exam. During that time, I will skip JPP meetings if necessary. Priorities bro..

That's about it. Not much of a life but it was awesome. 

The people I met make everyday a special one :)


What are the new things I've learnt?

1. Event Handling.
2. Negotiating with Outsiders.
3. Paperwork.
4. Works and Friends.
5. Leader and Boss.

So much more. Those are just the surface.
Don't worry, you still have chances to learn all these in universities.

Though, I still have a lot to learn. My skills and knowledge are still as shallow as the river nearby my house.

Over the weekend, I met a few people who literally blow me away with their knowledge.
Let me remind you, exam pointer is as empty as the vacuum of space.
What am I talking about?
Will update about that soon.


Conclusion?

Again, the things I shared earlier was just the surface of the deep ocean.
A lot more things happened in between. Dark and Bright fringes.

JPP is NOT the best organisation I've been into. That I have to admit.
But thank God certain people in the group help me have fun there while working.
I really appreciate their commitment and encouragement throughout the whole year.

To be Honest. This is something that is very hard for me to let go. I miss them a lot :)

The Geng. Haha. Sort of.

Lee :)

Siang + Afiq + Thanis = AFTASI  

Afiq

With 'Botak Legend' & Afiq


Acap & Liana
Wawa !



Geng Selfie






Below is the answer to the previous question.
The man would have to carry the goat first and keep it on the other side (side B) of the river, as the tiger will 'definitely' not eat the grass, even if left alone on side A. After having done this, he will come back from side B, take the tiger from side A along with him and put it on side B. Now, while coming back again from side B, he will again carry the goat with him. This is because, if it is left alone on side B with the tiger, it will be killed. So, he will bring it back to side A, keep it and carry the grass to side B. Now, when he finally returns, he will carry the goat from side A to side B. All are safe and the job is done!




Thursday, 12 June 2014

Short Update !

Hey guys! I intend to write on

A SERIOUS TOPIC
+
ANSWERS TO THE QUESTION I GAVE IN MY PREVIOUS ENTRY


But, I'm having quite a busy week. So I'm only gonna write about the topic next week.

''What question la bro?''

Oh, you haven't read that question? Click on this link :)


Soo, here's the answer..

ANSWER : 'Which way to your village?' He goes that way. Remember, he needs to go to truth-tellers. If the man is telling the truth, he will direct him in the right direction. If the man is telling a lie, he will direct him in the right direction. Either way, he knows which way to go. An alternative solution is to ask, ''What would the other person tell me to do?'' Then, go the other way.

OR


What ever other questions that use the same concept as above.

Example, an answer from a friend of mine, Irfan Abas; "From which road did u come from?"

QUESTION ABOVE TAKEN FROM : YOU CAN READ ANYONE by DAVID J. LIEBERMAN, Ph.D 


So, before I sleep tonight, here's another question. This question is easier and I think most of you heard of it before. But still, test how rusty is your brain? 


QUESTION : There is a river. On one side (say side A) a man is standing with a Bengal tiger, a goat, and a bunch of grass. The man has to transport each of them to the other side (say side B) of the river on a boat. Now, the boat can carry one item at a time along with the man. How will he do it? Remember that, the tiger can kill the goat if not attended by the man, and the goat can eat the grass, when left alone.


You know the drill, answer will be posted on my next entry :) 


Have a great weekend !

Sunday, 8 June 2014

MATRICULATION : Result is Out ! Time for a Self-Reflection ?

If you're reading this you're most probably clicking the link on Facebook or Twitter. 
Which means you're probably on Facebook or Twitter for quite a long time now.
Which means you're probably bored and have nothing else to do. 

So, here's what you can do for the next few minutes.
Since the result is out for a few days now.
It's about time for a self-reflection ( Refleksi Diri ).

What is a Self-Reflection?

Self-Reflection is like a postmortem after an event. This is when you think back on what you've done and the problems that occurred. Bare in mind that even with a perfect pointer, your score is NOT perfect.
Continue reading, I'll explain more later.

Why? So that next time, you don't make the same mistakes and you further improve yourself.
I'm 100% sure that you don't want the same thing to happen when you're in a University.

''It's okay to make mistakes but it's stupid to not learn from them.''
-Anonymous 


Okay. Now, I'm going to split this into two parts according to results.
If you think that your result is BAD or not that good, read the FIRST part.
If you think that your result is GOOD or perfect, read the SECOND part.
You're more than welcome to read both if you want :)


FIRST PART

The only bad thing about getting a bad result is that it's harder to get the course you want in university.
And that's it ! Nothing more. It doesn't mean that you're going to fail in life, or never getting married and so on. Your challenge now is just to struggle and get a place in the university.

During your self reflection, ask yourself these questions..



Improve the way you study. It all comes back to YOU.
No matter how many lecturers you go to, if YOU don't try hard, it's useless.

Try to improve and all the best to you in university !

If you're a KMPk student need any help finding the right course, join this group.

ALUMNI KMPk

The friendly alumni will help you out. Ask them anything :)


You Might Be Different.

People shouldn't be judged by their exam results.
If you tried hard and still find it hard to score, maybe this is just not your thing.
I know a lot of people with low PNGK but their talent in other area are so damn high.
Leadership, Singing and even in doing business. Some even have knowledge a lot of 4 Flat people don't.

I find this picture very interesting.



I really hope you guys with low pointer don't give up just yet.
Continue searching for what you do best and go for it.
I'm sure you guys heard how Bill Gates and Steve Jobs didn't do well too in college right?
Before that, you must have the right attitude. Like one of my friends here..


Awesome words huh? I really look up to these type of people.
Hope he don't mind me screenshot-ing his post. Haha.
Don't give up on your dreams. Your journey is not over yet :)

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.



SECOND PART

First and foremost ...

             ... for getting good grades ! 

Must be satisfying to know that your hard work paid off huh? You guys did well :)
And the best thing about this is that you know for sure that your family (parents especially) are very proud!
Best feeling ever when they smile because of your result!

But, this is not why I'm writing this.
Back to the topic. Self-Reflection.

'' But what is there to reflect? I got good grades! ''

Well, there's where you're WRONG.
You might get 4 flat on your result slip. But think about it; deep down inside..

DO YOU DESERVE YOUR 4 FLAT ?

Think back on how you did during PSPM 2.
Take me for example. For my Physics Paper. My Paper 2 was still considered okay.
My Paper 1 was bad! Due to lack to time, I blindly shaded more than 10 questions.
I barely read nor calculate for all those questions.

That was the last paper before we head home..
After the exam, while everybody is sad about the farewell but I'm dead worried about my paper.
I'm sure SOME of you went through the same situation.

You know that you did badly for that paper. But your result states otherwise. 

And this is only Matrics level. Imagine if you did the same mistakes in STPM or A-level exams.
You'll be crying when your results is out. Just some food for thoughts.

Of course, for those who worked hard throughout the semester, different story la.
You deserve your good grades!
But anyways. That's just a simple reflection.
We got what we aimed for from the beginning. 
Before you labelled me as an ungrateful dude, I am VERY thankful for my result ! 
Couldn't have done it without my Family, Lecturers and Friends.

That face you have when you first find out your grades.



CONCLUSION

Don't let your exam result influence your life.

You did bad? Look at the bigger picture in life.
Your exam result problem is as small as an atom compare to all the other real problems in the world.

You did great? Good for you. Haha!

Please leave a comment and tell me what do you think about this entry !
I'll try to improve next time :D

All the best in your University Life ~

JUST FOR FUN 

I'm going to leave you guys with a QUESTION to test 'rusty' brains now.
I'll post the answer in my next blog entry !


QUESTION : A traveler comes to a T-junction in a road leading to two villages. In one village, the people always tell lies, and in the other village, the people always tell the truth. The traveler needs to conduct business in the village where everyone always tells the truth. A man from one of the villages is standing in the middle of the T-junction, but there's no indication of which village he resides in. The traveler approaches the man and asks him just ONE question. From the man's answer, he knows which road to follow. What did the traveler ask?





Monday, 2 June 2014

Choosing a Not-So-Famous Course in University.

I'm a student from Perak Matriculation College.
Yeah, I got a good pointer for my first PSPM (was lucky enough, thank God).

Every single time my friends asked me about what course I applied for in UPU, most of them were shocked.
Okay, here we go. I applied for a degree in counseling in University of Malaya (UM). 
Below are examples of a few faces I received.


Or this might be you right now

Anyways, enough exaggeration. I feel like blogging about this because I really want people to be who they want to be instead of being drifted away in a stream with a strong current built by the society; mainstream.

'What's Your Ambition?'

A common question when we're a kid. I hate this question.

'What Course Do You Want to Take in University?'

A common question for us young 'adults'. I ALSO hate this question.

Both questions are somehow related. Might be a simple question to certain people but to some, this question is harder compare to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) questions. Okay, maybe not. but the point is, some group of people allocate tremendous amount of time thinking about this question.

If you ask me how do you solve this dilemma? Its quite simple, I think.
Ask yourself these two questions below.

1. What do you want to DO when you grow up?
Be reminded that what you want to DO and what you want to WORK is two different things.
Personally, I hate the whole concept of 'WORK'. I don't like spending my life on doing something i don't like. *THIS is why people have Monday Blues. THIS is why people get excited when Friday comes.
THIS is why Rebecca Black decided to torture people with a song named Friday.
Just Kidding about her song. I heard her vocal is better now. No offence. She's awesome.

My Personal Answer : I love talking to people. Motivate them to be specific. I dreamed of travelling the world having my own motivational talks in a global scale.

Okay, I'll give you a moment to laugh.. 


Back to the topic. I like motivating people, interacting with crowds.
Hence, I choose a degree which has a higher probability for me to meet a lot of people.
I applied for degrees to be a counselor, a lecturer and also a doctor.

See what i did there? I asked myself of what I want to DO. Then, I pick a relevant Degree.
The next time you want to ask a kid what's his/her ambition, DON'T.
Ask what he or she want to do in her life instead. Let their imagination run wild :)

2. Why do you want to DO what you want to do?
Let me untangle this question for you. After you have answered question number 1, ask yourself Why?
Doing something for the wrong reason is not a good sign at all.

I'll take medicine as an example.
You can have a burning passion in being a Physician, but if you only want to do it for the sake of fortune, then you sir are in the wrong road. You're advised to take the nearest U-turn while available.
This industry (in Malaysia) is already facing a lot of problems with the saturated number of freshmen with limited number of training hospitals. In the future, work is not guaranteed for freshmen anymore. In short, increasing of quantity of 'doctors' are degrading the quality of their service. Not going to go in detail. But if you're interested in these type of problems the medical world is facing right now, I highly recommend you to read this blog.

My Personal Answer : Why I want to motivate people? I love the feeling I got when I know that I successfully influenced or persuade someone to do something. Something good of course. After any speech or public speaking that I did, I felt delighted if someone gave me a positive feedback about what I had said earlier. About how my speech helped him/her in some ways etc etc.. And also other reasons which I'm not going to state. You get what I mean.

BEING THE MINORITY.

1. What if what I want to do is not what a lot of people are doing?

It's not easy to be different. Parents and friends' expectations are all the same.
If you got good grades or pointer, their mind is set to think that you're going for courses like Medicine or Engineering and so on. Well, i think it's time we break this chain. Don't give a damn about what people around you are saying about your decision. If you are really sure that you want something, go ahead and grab it. Work hard on it and pray hard that you'll be successful. I always have this in my mind. For all my friends who ever doubt me in becoming what i want, I can't wait for the moment when I'm successful, I'll find you back and rub it in your face and say just 3 words. I DID IT. Mark my words.
Dare yourself to be different. You only have this ONE live to prove it.
Artist? Actor? Singer? Zoologist? Teacher? Navy?
If your heart want to do something so badly, do it. Not everyone have that type of passion.



2. What if I don't get a JOB by the time I graduate?

This is what everyone is afraid of. But hey, let me tell you this. There will be jobless doctors in the future.
Everyone will worry about this. So, its not just you.

Recently, in the UM Counseling interview, I was interviewed by a very nice lady. She was the Head of something in the Counseling department. I forgot her position. At the end of my interview, i told her about my worries about not getting a job after graduating. Her reply was; ''You should worry about getting your degree first. There are plenty of jobs out there. About being the minority, who knows you might be the one who changes everything ''.

See, she's telling us to not only look at the small picture. It's not merely just study and work.
The bigger picture is that how we can revolutionise what might seem to be the minority right now to be something big in the future.

To conclude, you have only ONE life to live. Don't do what other people want you to do.
It's not their life. It's yours. You be the Boss to decide what you want.
Set aside on what other people thinks about you. Set your own goal and work hard to achieve it.


That's about it for this entry. I'm very sleepy and tired right now. 
Everything i wrote is just my opinion. I don't claim for all those facts to be true.
Feel free to give me your feedback and comment if you're against any of my opinions. I'm ready to listen :)


The sentence with * means that I took some of the idea from a Malaysia Youtuber Mr Aiman Azlan.
Aside from being a great speaker, he's actually a very humble and nice guy. I really look up to him.


Till we meet again.