Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Opened the results page with a furiously beating heart, was so glad that the results were quite well. cgpa went up already. yesh lah. woohoo.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Perdana Discourse Series

Today was the second time i was able to see and hear Tun Dr. Mahathir speak in person. Although he's 84 this year, his mind is still so sharp and his physical appearance is tip top. Though i disagree with many of his policies and deeds when he was the Prime Minister, he still demands my respect for his knowledge, his ability to answer questions from various sections of the floor with aplomb and most important of all he still retains his trademark sense of humour.

I was in attendance of the Perdana Discourse Series in which Mahathir was the keynote speaker on the topic : The Role Of The Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and Constitutional Monarchy In The Governing Of Malaysia. This is the 9th Discourse in the series.

The Perdana Discourse Series is a semi structured communication platform where a prominent presenter will speak to selected clusters of audience on a predetermined topic addressing its definition and tracing issues like policies, strategies and possible models used during the tenure of the past prime ministers, in addition to achievements accomplished throughout each of the four premierships. Discussions and issues arising from the discourse will be duly documented and mapped to form a tentative draft model of systematic connectivity incorporating strong elements vis-a-vis the issues addressed.

Getting to Putrajaya from PJ takes only around less than 20 mins now with the new Maju Expressway. The toll costs Rm 2.50 which is quite reasonable. Finding the Perdana Leadership Foundation building was kinda hard because it was our first time going there. Eventually we managed to find our way there. It was located far away from any other buildings in an idyllic location just by the lake with a beautiful backdrop of the Putrajaya main boulevard.

I will upload some pictures of this event sometime later. Now i don't really have the means and time to do it. Please do check back later.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Lack of practice is taking its toll on me now. the 4 1/2 hour gaming session revealed alot of weaknesses and areas to work on. close-quarters combat is still okay, need a little patience and more directional sense. assault rifle aiming is totally out, need to refocus on that side of the game for now. sniping even worst. the target spotting is poor, relocation, positional shifts and choice of hiding spots were horrendous.

i wish i had more practice time but lately the gaming community is getting smaller. several reasons can be attributed to this.

1. economic recession
2. exam season, finals and thesis
3. shifts from tdm to s&d

hopefully this situation can change so that i can get back my practice. just imagine this, i used to practice 4-5 days a week but now it is usually 1 day/week or none at all sometimes. so sad.

really ENJOYED the session yesterday as it had been quite some time i had not been able to play competitively because of my studies and exams and thesis work.

really looking forward to finishing this last paper and go for a marathon gaming session again.

Friday, May 1, 2009


In Egypt, the govt ordered 300,000 pigs to be culled. Although the new strain of flu is called the swine flu, the flu have not shown up in pigs. They are spread by humans not pigs. It is so cruel to kill all the pigs including the little ones. sobz.

one question that keeps bugging my mind when i read this article was, what are pigs doing in a country which is overwhelmingly Islamic. who are consuming the meat? i wonder..

the whole article can be read at