Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sweet badges of memories !

AsH recently showed me three badges very much related to my past. I really must thank her for putting them in safe-keeping all this while. With the lives that I had had --those momentoes wouldn't last with me. I mean, from Singapore , I moved toSegamat, then went on to Kuala Lumpur. Within Kuala Lumpur, started with Kelana Jaya, then Taman Kinrara, Then to Jalan Gurney, then to Taman Setiawangsa. Withing Setiawangsa, I moved three times---so those badges wouldn't last had they been with me.

Anyway, the first one was my primary school badge - Pasir Panjang Primary Schhol

The second one was the Boy Scout badge of which I was a member from Std 4 - Form 5, and thats just about throughout my school life ! I wish I had all those badges that I earned as a Scout then . Lets see - there are tthe Tenderfoot Badge, the Second Class Badge, the Adventurers Badge, Cookery Badge .

The third one was a badge from an Australian College. I was interested in electronics when I was Form 1 and registered with the Australian Radio and Television College to do a correspondence course in electronics.

my primary school badge

the Scouts Badge and below,

the ARTC badge.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Morning Sweat

It was a beautiful Sunday morning! Instead of my usual walk at TTT, I decided to go to the KLCC Garden for a change. I knew the sunlight would make the flowers look great - and I wasn't wrong. So, whilst sweating it out walking in the sun, I also get to get some good shots of the florals in the garden !

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reunion of the 'steps-gang' !

Last Saturday was quite a pleasant one. Apparently, people from Cls 25 had to submit their report . You see, these are the famous 'steps-gang'. Their favourite haunt is the steps in front of the building and I am an honorary member of this crazy lot !  So of course the A300 came in handy to record this .

It was really good to see the lot again ! And I wish there'll be more 'reunions' . It was like we've never seen each other for years --- for me at least !

Decent lot !

Not-so-decent-lot !

Catching up with news !

Don't be fooled by the serious looks !

Nice and friendly gathering !

Oh least I managed to hypnotize one of them !!

Last two photos ....don't ask me what they're trying to say cause I don't know myself !!!

It was good to see you guys !!!!

A Difficult time !

These were taken by a friend under a far from ideal condition. It was a cloudy night after a rain and a tri-pod stand was not available to take the shots of the fountains so bear with the noisy photos. Anyway....

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fantasy Land !

I'm talking about the delusion that some of my ENG 611 students been having since I posted the five questions for the assignments.

.......and what delusion are they having ?  ......that they need not attend classes anymore !

The sad fact is that , they couldn't be more wrong .  They have forgotton the first meeting we had when the ground rules were laid down. .....that marks shall and WILL be deducted for every  absence without medical documents., and the consequence is 'fatal' if you could not fullfil the required 80% pressence for lectures.

as you sow, so shall you reap..!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Favourite of The Day !

On the same day, I was driving home alone along the Duke Highway when this sight came to view !
I had to stop my car, switched on the 'disaster' (sic) lights, and took this shot.

and another shot ....

Shooting from the car !

Today , on the way back I handed my camera to a friend with the instruction to take whatever might be worth shooting. And here's some taken from a moving car .....

Secret Garden !

I was brought to this garden and was I amazed ! I never thought it would exist considering the environment of buildings around it.

I know most of you are familiar with this sight !

Three words to describe it ! SMALL AND SASSY !

Unfortunately, 4.00pm is not exactly a good time to do any photography in out climate ! It was really my fault for insisting. The first time I caught sight of this place was on a rainy day. So, the next day I insisted that I took some photos  !
The Maze.

Perspective !

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ENG 611

Here are the five questions to be answered and submitted by 3rd. May 2010. These are to be type-written. The length of each answer should be of about 150 - 150 words.

You are to select an advertisement based on your qualification and answer the following questions based on the said advert. 

1. What are  three positive traits you don't have  and how are you going to overcome them ?

2. What are you looking for in terms of career development ?

3. If I were to give you this salary you requested but let you write your job description for next year, what would it say?

4. What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job ?

5. What irritates you about other people and how would you deal with it ? Give three charscteristics.

Okay ! Have fun !! 

Monday, April 12, 2010

" Lessie in Limbo Land "-

The last few weeks I had had the pleasure of looking at a friend's first attempt to write a short story and helping her along the way. Its a simple story based on her imagination and fantasy. To quote her, she said she had always wanted to write a story ever since she was in primary school. 
She had created stories then, but they were all in the mind , never ended on paper. It was an honest attempt to fulfill a long-time  wish. I read the story and this friend never pretended to be a writer nor good in the language. In fact she told me she wasn't even sure if there would be any more after this. All she wanted to do was to at least do one and be personally proud of it.  
Well friend - congratulations and well done. Something you have done on your own, and for yourself !Thats' all that matters , and I'm glad I could be of some help in checking the language aspect.  By the way--I enjoyed the story.
Well, I'm reproducing excepts from her story but I believe she will soon post it in her blog here soon.
Chapter 1
'She took a step out of the house, gave herself a good stretch and a yawn and gave the world the sweetest smile, together with her dimple on her left cheek.  She was still dressed in her sleeping clothes (hardly pajamas), a knee-length trousers and a t-shirt in a red hooded sweater.
She stepped out to the garden, pulled the hood over her head, stood still, closed her eyes and still smiling, and took a few deep breath of the cool fresh air.  This had been her morning rites as far back as she could remember.
Next, she walked to a corner of the garden, took a broom and started sweeping the fallen leaves strewn about in the garden. This is another ritual which she goes through every day. There was a time, not too long ago when her Grand-dad taught her how to use the broom and taught her the particular way that he wanted the garden swept.  It was such heavy work then, but now, it is just another chore to her.'
Chapter 2
One day, she decided to pay a visit to her grandparent’s! As usual, she was alone. So after breakfast, she put on something warm as the air was quite chilly, she left a written message for her family telling them where she was going.
Approaching the forest, something made her turned round to have a look at her house. Not knowing why she did that, she shook her head, smiled to herself and in her mind said,
‘Stop it silly girl! You’re not going anywhere far! Its just grand-dad’s place’.

Chapter 8

There were twelve mirrors all in a row and on the mirror was the months of the year, starting with January and ending with December.
She lightly stepped into the room, walking past each mirror and keeping her distance from them – remember how she was sucked into the earlier mirror.
She remembered that now is the month of December. Slowly she passed each month, relieved that nothing bad or strange happened.
“Ahhhhh—the December mirror.” she said to herself.

Chapter 9

Gladly, Lessie put the chocolate in her mouth and painfully began chewing it. There was no difference. Fear was creeping in again. Then she swallowed the first mouthful of the chocolate.
Immediately she began to feel the effect. Her stomach was gradually becoming better. This went on for the next few minutes until she was totally free of any pain. It was a miracle.
As if she was given a new life, Lessie jumped up and patted the wolf’s head and said,
“Thank you my dear friend. Now come, we have a job to finish.”
….and the two new friends walked out of the room, determined to fight the evil witch and return the world to its natural condition.

So these are just some of it. I believe she will soon post it. Like I said, I respect the honest attempt inspite of everything else. It may be far from perfect , but it was a personal attempt and I respect you for the struggle, for the sleepless nights for the anxiety and lots more barriers.  Well done  friend !

Monday, April 5, 2010