## 28 April 2006

### Hell week

On monday (24/4) I've completed my "Digital Logic" lab work for the week. This lab work makes out 4% of the course grades...

On friday (28/4), Been through my "Thermodynamics" mid year exam. This exam makes up 20% of the course grades...

Next week, study week9 of UNSW (30/4 - 6/5)

On monday (1/5), i have "Fluid dynamics" lab work... And this makes up 5% of the course grades.

On tuesday (2/5), i have to go through "Mechanics of Solids" mid term exam. This makes up 15% of the course grades.

ON wednesday (3/5), i have this lab work on "Engineering Experimentation"... And this makes up 5% of the course grades.

On thursday (4/5), I have this lab work going on, "Computing Analysis". ANd this makes up 20% of the whole course.

On friday (5/5), i have to sit for "Fluid Dynamics" mid term exam. This makes up 20% of the course grades.

On the same day, friday (5/5), there is another exam going on. "Linear System" quiz will be on...And this makes up 8% of the course grades.

On the same dreadful day, my "Machine Design" assignment on chain drives and belt drives has to be handed up to the mechanical school. And this makes up 15% of the course grades.

Oh yes.....The grand finale on friday.....What a wonderful day it will be.....

So, within 2 weeks, i would be graded for (4+20+5+15+5+20+20+8+15) 112% mark for my course. And this amount is slightly more than the grades of 1 subject....

Well, luckily my burned-out coursemates complained on the "computing analysis" lab work. And so, we nogotiated with our lecturer and he agreed to postpone the thing to week10...

therefore, 112-20 = 92%......

Even though that was quite a bit of a relieave, But still it doesn't make much difference. I still had to go through 92% worth of course grades within these 2 weeks...... That's like almost the total grade of a single subject.....

Shuing.....Double edge sword!!! Blueak, my brain is gonna fry soon......

Well, if u have been reading till this point, u must be wondering how many subjects i took up this semester, didn't u??

Well Well, let me enlighten u on that......

Jeng jeng jeng.....

I took not 1, not 2, not3, but 8 subjects this semester.....

- Fluid Dynamics

- Thermodynamics

- Mechanics of Solids 3

- Digital Logic

- Machine Design A

- Engineering Experimentation

- Linear system

- Computing Analysis

Oh.....Happiness!!!!

I'll be like this guy on the left......

No wonder i've been listening to meditation chants more frequent than usual these days....

Hidden in solitude, i'll be battling the struggles of drowsy eyes, stress, deadline, and madness....

Wish me luck folks.......

## 23 April 2006

### Taronga Zoo pt2

While me and friends went for a break in a cafe, guess what just happened??

A wild parrot flew came near us, and it's a quite a pretty one too...

Err......actually 2 parrots came by...

Only 1 was daring enough to actually approach us...

Hehe, that's me.

i'm actually holding a sugar pack...Guess the parrot was high on sugar... No wonder it's so hyper-active...

I guess that's the best part of our Taronga Zoo trip... Yeap, the daring dual parrots...

And there u go, a small-sized 37sec video of the daring parrot, just for u guys...

## 17 April 2006

### Taronga Zoo pt1

And in australia, we welcome this period known as easter holiday. 1 week break for us students! Great,just the perfect time to go out and explore one's of eart favourite travel destination, sydney...

And off to the zoo, we go. Taronga Zoo is the name.

Taronga Zoo is the nation's leading zoological garden, featuring Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species. What makes Taronga something special is its location. It is situated on elevated land along the waterfront, in one of the most beautiful vantage points on Sydney Harbour overlooking Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. As you zigzag your way up along the paths among the animal enclosures, you are able to enjoy magnificent harbour views.

Some of the pictures taken while we were in the zoo...

## 12 April 2006

### An urge to be Someone Significant

Feeling on not doing anything productive, i logged into the net as usual....

I was just bored, so for most of the time spent on the net, i was clicking here clicking there....

And guess what i found....

http://www.yvonnefoong.com/archives/2005/11/heart4hope-t-shirts-on-sale/

An ex-schoolmate of mine back in my secondary school days (SMKSJ).

She is now a patient of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (some serious medical problem). Needing a hefty sum of money (USD58,600) to treat herself, she set up a project to raise funds. Project "HEART4HOPE T-shirts" was what she came up with. A project where T-shirts are sold and the earning would go for her operation budget.

For more info (or to support her project): http://www.yvonnefoong.com/archives/2005/11/heart4hope-t-shirts-on-sale/

The way she wrote about her life-saving project was somewhat motivational. Other than that, she has been awarded "Most Outstanding Youth Of The Year 2005 ", and also founder of NF Malaysia.

After witnessing on how someone ordinary can perform such notable actions, i was somewhat amazed by how much an individual can do. Come on, she is just a teen, and she did all that stuff. Probably she didn't did all those all by herself, perhaps she had a lot of supporters, but still, it's amazing to me.....

The way on how she blogged to save her life made me comtemplate on the wonders of internet, links and blogs.

I was there thinking, how did she does all those stuff. Some more, she is younger than me by 1 year leh... I find it hard to believe.. But seeing such a passionate teen being able to do such amazing things, I suddenly had the urge to do something extraordinary. After all, i was my ambition to revolutionise the whole world.

Somehow somehow, i just had a motivation to be somebody...I had to do something. I had to learn something new. I had to change my lifestyle. I had to be more prductive.

Now, this a feeling i've not felt since i left TAR college a year ago.

Perhaps, my unrealistic ambition was clouded by my new surrondings. Or it might just be that i've lost sight of my aim.

I have to maintain this motivation, this burning desire to be someone...

Will Project Kaizen be key i'm searching for??

## 11 April 2006

### Çhroπo §ymphoπïç

Çhroπo §ymphoπïç. An orchestra group established to recreate the sounds of Chrono Trigger, a RPG game made by squaresoft back in 1995.

A little background about the game:

This game revolves around a group of youngsters that are drawn into a thick plot full of evil beings, time travel, alternate dimensions, and a ruined future. It's 1st game i've played with more than 12 alternate endings. The ending are dictated by actions on a certain timeline which could alter the outcome of the game. The story plot is is just superb, however character story development in the game is another thing. But then again, i would rate the game's storyline as one of the best around. In fact, i would say its storyline surpass the highly rated plot of FF7.

Another eye-catching feature about this game is the music behind the game. It's the music which dramatise the game even more. And the music are created by none other the legendary Nobuo Uematsu (also the music creator for most of the FF series) and Yatsunori Mitsoda (also the main music creater for front mission and xenogear). According to midishrine, the game soundtrack of chrono trigger is almost the most sold game soundtrack ever and it is counted by many as the best.

For me, i'm a huge fan of chrono trigger. To date, I've played the whole game for more than 5 times over and over again. Even my email add is inspired by the game.

Now that, they have released Chrono Symphonic, its somewhat a thrilling experience for me.

I was awed by the most of the music featured in chrono symphonic as its something i would consider equivalent to a masterpiece. Also, its projects the "classic-ness" of the game as well.

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## 08 April 2006

### Bondi beach

A destination favoured by surfers, skaters, sun-tanners, peepers, and people seeking for nice sceneries. That was the place i went to today (saturday,8/4/2006)

About the beach, the sand are fine and smooth, the waves are spectacular, and the breeze are just perfect. Most important, it squeaky clean there. Not a trace of rubbish on the beach, no oil on sea water.... which makes it even better compared to the best beaches back in malaysia. Also, good thing about that place its that, it's filled with people but not too crowded.

Quite often, u can see people walking with their big bad surf board. With waves as high as 4meters, it' not suprising that this place is considered as the best surfing area in australia. That would make bondi beach, a place famed for big waves makes it all perfect for surfers to be in.

Of course, there are also half-naked people tanning under the sun. A view you would never get back in m'sia. Well, infact a saman ticket is what they'll get if they were to be in m'sia. Sad case.

I find it quit amuzing that these people are not afraid to reveal their own skin. Australia, what a place with culture.

The scenery there are just breathtaking.. the view is even more amazing when the sun is about to set. At about 6pm, the skies are filled wih rainbow colour with the red closer to the far side of the sea and the purplist blue colour being right above. The partially transclucent moon makes it even more astounishing.

In all, it's a great place to release stress....

## 04 April 2006

### No.4

0 = 4 - 4

1 = 4/4

3 = 4 - 4/4

4 = 4

5 = sqrt(4) / .4

6 = 4 + sqrt(4)

7 = (4! + 4) / 4

8 = 8 + 8

9 = 4 / .4`

10 = 4 / .4

11 = 44 / 4

12 = 4 + 4 + 4

13 = 4 * 4 - sqrt(4)

14 = 4 * 4 - sqrt(4)

15 = 4 * 4 - 4 / 4

16 = 4 * 4

17 = 4 * 4 + 4/4

18 = 4 * 4 + sqrt(4)

19 = 4! - sqrt(4) /.4

20 = 4! - 4

21 = 4! - sqrt(4) / sqrt(.4`)

22 = 4! - sqrt(4)

23 = 4! - 4 / 4

24 = 4!

25 = 4! + 4 / 4

26 = 4! + sqrt(4)

27 = 4! / (.4` * sqrt(4))

28 = 4! + 4

29 = 4! + sqrt(4) / .4

30 = 4! + 4 + sqrt(4)

31 = 4! + (4! + 4) / 4

32 = 4 * (4 + 4)

33 = 4! + 4 / .4`

34 = 4! + 4 / .4

35 = (4! - sqrt(.4`)) / sqrt(.4`)

36 = 4 * (4 + 4) + 4

37 = (4! + sqrt(.4`)) / sqrt(.4`)

38 = 4! / sqrt(.4`) + sqrt(4)

39 = (sqrt(4) + 4!) / sqrt(.4`)

40 = 44 - 4

41 = (4 * 4 + .4) / .4

42 = 44 - sqrt(4)

43 = 44 - 4/4

44 = 44

45 = (4! - 4) / .4`

46 = 44 + sqrt(4)

47 = 4! + 4! - 4 / 4

48 = 4! + 4!

49 = 4! + 4! + 4 / 4

50 = 4! + 4! + sqrt(4)

51 = (.4 + 4! - 4) / .4

52 = 4! + 4! + 4

53 = (4! - .4`) / .4`

54 = 4! /.4`

55 = (4! - sqrt(4)) / .4

56 = 4! / .4 - 4

57 = (4! + .4) / .4 - 4

58 = 4! / .4 - sqrt(4)

59 = (4! - .4) /.4

60 = 4! / .4

61 = (4!+ .4) / .4

62 = 4! / .4 + sqrt(4)

63 = (4! + 4) / .4`

64 = sqrt(sqrt(sqrt(4^(4!))))

65 = (4! + sqrt(4)) / .4

66 = 44 / sqrt(.4`)

67 = sqrt(4) + (4! + sqrt(4)) / .4

68 = 44 + 4!

69 = (4! + 4 - .4) / .4

70 = (4! + 4) / .4

71 = (4! + 4.4) / .4

72 = 4! + 4! + 4!

73 = sqrt(sqrt(sqrt(4^(4!)))) + 4 / .4`

74 = 4! + 4! + 4! + sqrt(4)

75 = (4! + 4 + sqrt(4)) / .4

76 = 4! + 4! + 4! + 4

77 = 4! / (.4` * sqrt(.4`)) - 4

78 = 4! + 4! / .4`

79 = 4! + (4! - sqrt(4)) / .4

80 = 4 * (4! - 4)

81 = (4 / .4')^sqrt(4)

82 = 4 * (4! - 4) + sqrt(4)

83 = 4! - (.4 - 4!) / .4

84 = 4! / .4 + 4!

85 = (4! + 4 / .4) / .4

86 = 44 * sqrt(4) - sqrt(4)

87 = 4 * 4! - 4 / .4`

88 = 44 * sqrt(4)

89 = (4! + sqrt(4)) / .4 + 4!

90 = 4 / (.4` - .4)

91 = 4! - sqrt(4) / .4

92 = 4! - 4

93 = 4 * 4! - sqrt(4) / sqrt(.4`)

94 = 4 * 4! - sqrt(4)

95 = 4 * 4! - 4/4

96 = 4 * 4!

97 = 4 * 4! + 4/4

98 = 4 * 4! + sqrt(4)

99 = 44 / .4`

100 = 4 * 4! + 4

(.4` = 0.4444444444444444)

Do you know the significance of the number four? The number for is held in high esteem by many cultures and civilizations, both past and present. There are also significance of the number four in physics. There are four forces that control the flight of an aircraft; lift, thrust, weight and drag. A square has four sides.

In our solar system we have four solid planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. There are also four planets of gas; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. And on earth we have four seasons. In fact the number four is everywhere; your car has four tires in the table has four legs, just like animals. In baseball there are four bases.

There are 4 Greek elements; Earth, wind, fire and water. It is said that during the apocalypse there will be four major events; war, plague, famine and death. It seems no matter where you go or what you do the number four is there with you.

It seems as if the number four is indeed a number of order or that is to say the opposite of chaos. Many of the cycles that we know of, have four components. Four also seems to be a number of completeness, with a beginning and an end. If you were looking for a new beginning in your life, think of the number four. If you were looking to create a system, consider the number four. Abstractly speaking the number four appears to be part of what is holding the whole world together in this dimension. So when you think of the number four consider all this in 2006.

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