Sunday, 31 August 2008
Of Beetles And Bugs


Those pretty, beautiful, classic tough cars.

Or rather, just the Beetle / Bug series. And I admit, I have no idea how to differentiate between them. Maybe they don't even exist!

Anyway, I went to Summit USJ (yes, the one which got robbed last night!) with a couple of friends and guess what? There was a Volkswagon convention of some sort. I wasn't exactly interested so I didn't walk around getting information, but I did take a few pictures of and with some of the unique designs:

One whole line of them!
Here's some of the nicely painted ones:

What a steering wheel!

One of the vans...
Me and Yongbin, standing with this rather unique car. The picture was added with special effects.

My father, who is totally engrossed in antique cars, is of course glad to have the opportunity to take a look at cars about the same age as him.

He said he's gonna buy this car and that car, and I'm wondering where in the world can he find a place to keep those cars. Buying it for me to drive is just an excuse. And there are enough cars for the family. Mum says that he'll need to get a warehouse for them.

And I must say, I couldn't agree more!

*The event lasts till 10pm tonight from what I heard.
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Sunday, 24 August 2008

This is what happens when I go out with my friends...

Yes, we do get carried away sometimes. But hey, it's just for laughs!

Guys if you're reading this, I'm sorry but I just couldn't resist!
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Saturday, 23 August 2008
Start Right Now!

This is a post dedicated to... myself.


You know how I told myself I would start studying and stop online-ing?

Well, it isn't working. Not completely anyway. I can not go online, but I can't study. I mean, I can, but I just won't. SPM's just 80+ days away, so I'll put in that extra effort beginning today.

I shall restrict my online activites.

I shall study for SPM whenever I can.

I musn't stop studying till SPM ends.

I must get good results.

Some of you might say, what did I do during these school holidays? Besides BRATs, upon my return I basically did nothing. Just lazing around. So yeah, I really need to stop lazing and start working!

I know I can do it. I THINK I have a slight percentage of smart, since I'm in the so-called second best class in school. ALthough I can't remember everything I study, some of it does come through. One example of this is when I get my exam results back, sometimes I don't know how I got the answer!

But nothing comes without sweat, so I shall turn my computer off now and start 'sweating'.

Like they say: Where there's a will, there's a way!
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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Yes, the title might seem misleading.

BRAT stands for Bright, Roving, Annoying Teens. BRATs is a junior journalism program, and few days ago I got in!

I was really surprised by it. The call came rather late, and I was seriously thinking of not going. But in the end, I accepted the offer.

I just came back today, and it was tough indeed, with the tough assignments set upon us. I slept and 3.30 and woke up at 6, and have not slept a second since.

One of the assignments given to my team was to visit a biomass energy processing plant. Although I don't deny that it was an eye opening experience as I probably won't be able to do it again, but the smell of the place was just unbearable, unthinkable and unliveable (is there such a word?)

I had considered being a journalist. Now I'm given the chance to see how journalists work. They constantly work with deadlines, rushing to complete a news article, video, or feature article. I know I work well with pressure as I handle it nearly every day in school, but if I'm to do this every day, I think I'll have to think about branching into other branches.

But I'll see how everything goes first. No pressure, as one of the journalists say.

I'm now a member of the BRATs community!

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Friday, 8 August 2008
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Finally, I'm updating my blog. It seems like forever since I last time I typed something here.

The past two weeks was highly uninteresting, unlike my former life, where in two weeks, a thousand things can happen. Instead, now I'm living the life of a normal student. I go to school, I go to class and I never skip classes any more.

At the beginning, I had difficulty accepting this. But now, I actually think it's not that bad! I can finally sit down and focus on my studies. Plus, the latest gossips in school is just as interesting and unfair as some other things that's happening nationwide, that I think the current prefect board will be having trouble coping. But oh well. I don't give a damn, since I'm a retired prefect.

Life is still fun, with all the fun I'm having with my friends.

However, there's the added pressure of SPM. We've received the schedule few days ago, and I learned that it starts from 11th November till 27th November. A few of my friends even have a self imposed ban on the Net till SPM ends! But I know them too well. They just couldn't resist and will come online still. I too, set a restriction, not ban, on myself. I will only use the Net on Fridays and weekends. On other days when I have nothing to do, I will not turn the computer on, but I shall take a book out and start studying.

And I received good news! I got accepted into BRATs! Yep, the journalism BRATs! I shall be leaving for Kajang next Saturday, and will only return on Tuesday, which is during the school holidays. I'm hoping that I'll learn something there! I received the tentative itinerary, and was highly amused to see a self defence session!

But back to my school life.

Now I can let go.

Not completely, but partially.

I can be slightly more rebellious, but of course I know my limit.

I don't have to worry about students constantly observing me, as now they're observing the next board. But sadly, I've heard rumours that they're bickering among themselves already. How sad. This just proves my point that they're not a good board. True, my board had our own share of quarrels but we solved each and every one of them. I can guarantee you that.

And I'm finally stopping here. Why? Because I gotta eat my dinner and catch the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics!
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