ROCK ON in style.
Monday, August 07, 2006

i don't know why i feel so annoyed/ irritated/ *insert horrid feeling here* today. lichard thinks its hormones. jared thinks it frustration. jess thinks its boredom. mandy thinks its stress.

sherrie thinks its emoism.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Kenangan Terindah - Samsons

Aku yang lemah tanpamu
Aku yang rentan karena
Cinta yang t'lah hilang
Darimu yang mampu menyanjungku

Selama mata terbuka
Sampai jantung tak berdetak
Selama itu pun aku mampu
Untuk mengenangmu

Darimu kutemukan hidupku
Bagiku kaulah cinta sejati

Bila yang tertulis untukku
Adalah yang terbaik untukmu
Kan kujadikan kau
Kenangan terindah dalam hidupku

Namun takkan mudah bagiku
Meninggalkan jejak hidupku
Yang t'lah terukir
Sebagai kenangan yang terindah

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Summer Audio Sampler
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A compilation I came across while browsing
Pure Volume. Fueled by Ramen's the label for the likes of Fall-Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, This Providence, etc.

Nice stuff.

Friday, August 04, 2006

went to berjaya times square after work yesterday to watch pirates of the carribbean 2. picked up three books from borders (for less than rm100! cause my friend's an employee there, so i got his staff discount) finally, some new books to devour!!!!

  1. the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera
  2. a million little pieces by james frey
  3. the temple of the golden pavilion by yukio mishima

i've been meaning to read the unbearable lightness of being and a million little pieces for the longest time but i kept putting it off till now. as for the temple of the golden pavilion, it came as a recommendation from nee on, and i don't doubt his taste in books (or music, for that matter). i was reading the synopsis on the back of each book, and somehow they're all a bit similar. they're all dark, and philosophical (to some extent). should be enjoyable. i have just started reading the unbearable lightness of being and its darn interesting. i'm hooked. will review all three books later when i'm done reading them, probably by next week or something :)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

every other day i get ffk-ed. whatever la.

Monday, July 31, 2006

am currently listening to roxette's it must have been love. probably me being jiwang, but i LOVE this song. love love love. i love light and easy fm :D

Roxette - It Must Have Been Love

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Leave the winter on the ground
I wake up lonely, is there a silence
In the bedroom and all around

Touch me now, I close my eyes
And dream away...

It must have been love,
but it's over now
It must have been good,
but I lost it somehow
It must have been love,
but it's over now
From the moment we touched
till the time had run out

Make believing we're together
That I'm sheltered by your heart
But in and outside I turn to water
Like a teardrop in your palm

And it's a hard winter's day
I dream away...

It must have been love,
but it's over now
It was all that I wanted,
now I'm living without
It must have been love,
but it's over now

It's where the water flows,
it's where the wind blows

It must have been love,
but it's over now
It must have been good,
but I lost it somehow
It must have been love,
but it's over now
From the moment we touched
till the time had run out

met up with ju-lien for lunch just now :) she just started her attachment with AmMerchant. that's a good investment bank, am super happy for her. another friend of mine has just resigned and i have no idea what her immediate plan is. seems that a lot of my friends who are in investment banking aren't exactly happy with where they are, save for me. must be lady luck smiling on me i suppose; with me liking my working environment, and most of my colleagues. wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

i attended a training entitled "more business writing that works" conducted by a certain individual whom i have tremendous respect for. a lot of people may think that business writing is something boring, probably won't be relevant to my line of work (i've heard people snickering and giving me the look when i told them i was attending a soft skills training course). but boy was i wrong. the training was FABULOUS. not only did i learn how to analyze readers' personalities and learn how to write business letters/correspondences/documents to suit their personality types, i've also learnt to write better in general, using proper punctuation, grammar, etc. it's like an english class. hehe.

ooh, and i've also learnt what sort of personality i am. :D there was this question that we were supposed to answer that would determine our personality, and i thought that mine was spot on. i know this question by itself doesn't justify your personality, but in my case, i thought it made a great deal of sense.

Question: You have just bought a DVD player and the salesperson has just delivered it to your home five minutes ago. The DVD player is out of its box and is sitting there waiting for you to do something with it. What is the next step you would do?

A) Take out the manual and read from the first page to the last before attempting to do anything with the DVD player
B) Start playing with the knobs and dials, and learn how the DVD player works by trial and error.
C) Take a look at all the connecting points, take a look at the entire DVD player, study it thoroughly and figure out how the whole thing works without first consulting the manual.
D) Pick up the telephone and call a friend for quick instructions.

knowing me, i was torn between choices A and C. in the end i picked A, cause that's what i'd most probably do =P nerdy leh. So anyways,

If you chose A) - you're a reflector
If you chose B) - you're an activist
If you chose C) - you're a theorist
if you chose D) - you're a pragmatist

Peter Honey and Alan Mumford have identified four main learning style preferences.






Activists like to be involved in new experiences and are enthusiastic about new ideas. They enjoy doing things and tend to act first and consider the implications afterwards. They are unlikely to prepare for the learning experience or review their learning afterwards.

Activists learn best when:
involved in new experiences, problems and opportunities
working with others in team tasks or role-playing
being thrown in the deep end with a difficult task
chairing meetings, leading discussions

Activists learn less when:
listening to lectures or long explanations
reading, writing or thinking on their own
absorbing and understanding data
following precise instruction to the letter

Reflectors like to view the situation from different perspectives. They like to collect data, review and think carefully before coming to any conclusions. They enjoy observing others and will listen to their views before offering their own.

Reflectors learn best when:
observing individuals or groups at work
reviewing what has happened and thinking about what they have learned
producing analyses and reports doing tasks without tight deadlines

Reflectors learn less when:
acting as leader or role-playing in front of others
doing things with no time to prepare
being thrown in at the deep end
being rushed or worried by deadlines

Theorists like to adapt and integrate observations into complex and logically sound theories.
They think problems through step- by-step.
They tend to be perfectionists who like to fit things into a rational scheme.

Theorists learn best when:

put in complex situations where they have to use their skills and knowledge
they are in structured situations with clear purpose
they are offered interesting ideas or concepts even though they are not immediately relevant
they have the chance to question and probe ideas

Theorists learn less when:

they have to participate in situations which emphasise emotion and feelings
the activity is unstructured or briefing is poor
they have to do things without knowing the principles or concepts involved
they feel they're out of tune with the other participants, for example people with different learning styles

Pragmatists are eager to try things out.
They like concepts that can be applied to their job.
They tend to be impatient with lengthy discussions and are practical and down to earth.

Pragmatists learn best when:
there is a link between the topic and job
they have the chance to try out techniques
they are shown techniques with obvious advantages such as saving time
they are shown a model they can copy

Pragmatists learn less when:

there is no obvious or immediate benefit that they can recognise
there is no practice or guidelines on how to do it
there is no apparent benefit to the learning
the event or learning is 'all theory'

Source: Mumford, A. (1997) How to manage your learning environment. Peter Honey Publications.

so yeah, i'm a hybrid theorist-reflector :)

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hei and me
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Went to Subang to celebrate my cousin brother's 21st birthday :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


my body is your body
i won't tell anybody
if you want to use my body
go for it yeah
go for it yeahh

- Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt, We Are Scientists.

We Are Scientists will be coming down to KL August 8, 2006! :) They're an American indie rock band, and they'll be performing at The Loft, Zouk, KL from 8pm onwards, I think. Tickets are priced at RM60. I'll most probably be there with ET :) Anyone wanna go?


Nothing much happening otherwise. Went to The Loft, KL (on Asian Heritage Row) on Friday night with some of my friends - Nee On, Prawn, Amos, Amy, Amy's friend, Florence, Florence's friend, Canness and Yap. We were initially supposed to go to Zouk, but the Jon Kennedy RSVP thingy was closed, cause we were kinda late so we decided to go to The Loft instead. Music wasn't too bad, the dj that night was Joey G. Didn't realize it till someone mentioned it to me on the dance floor but I was too engrossed in dancing to actually bother. Music was so-so, not really a very big fan of trance, but it was good time spent with good friends. Slept through most of my Saturday, no hangovers whatsoever :) Lucky.

Sunday's usually reserved for climbing in Summit (occasionally Camp5 in 1Utama), but most of my climbing friends are working in a Malakoff event in Putrajaya/Cyberjaya so I guess I won't be going to climb today. Will probably chill at home, the weather's pretty good for sleeping. Plus, next week's going to be a busy week at work, i.e. won't get much sleep so might as well catch up on it now :)

Am channel-surfing on Astro now, nothing much to watch. Yawn. Just watched a programme on Animal Planet..I want a baby leopard! DAMN ANIMAL PLANET! Sigh. I really need to go do something and not bum around online. No one online summore.

Till next time then.




vodka lime. whiskey neat.
naturals. non-naturals?
travelling. hotels. airports.
coffee joints. fine dining.
economics. finance. the stock market. foreign exchange.
swimming. tennis. volleyball.
indoor rock climbing.

i'm an enigma, but then again, who isn't?


curent playlist

snow patrol/chasing cars
the hush sound/we intertwined
architecture in helsinki/wishbone
lifehouse/storm (acoustic)
bic runga/sway
october fall/second chances
the new pornographers/twin cinema
muse/supermassive black hole
xiu xiu/brian the vampire


curent reads

milan kundera/the unbearable lightness of being
yukio mishima/the temple of the golden pavilion
james frey/a million little pieces
pietra rivoli/the travels of a t-shirt in the global economy: an economist examines the markets power and politics of world trade


Jeffery Seow
Joyce Tan




15 megs of fame
indie music
jeff ooi
kenny sia
malaysia kini
pure volume
The Edge Daily


julian li's photography
my flickr


Humankind cannot stand very much reality

- T.S. Eliot.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by

- Douglas Adams.



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