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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Finally, there is a reason to celebrate Merdeka

On Aug 26 2008, which is five days before 51th Merdeka, voters in Permatang Pauh showed up to vote for what they want, a multi-national party, a better Malaysia for themselves and their children. Result of the poll was walked away by Anwar with 31,195 votes, while Arif Shah with 15,524 and Hanafi with 92 respectively. Anwar recorded a bigger majority of 15,671 compared to his wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who won the seat with a 13,388 majority at the March 8 general election.

Earlier on, Tan Sri Khalid suggested to open 10% of quota in UiTM whereas Anwar roared "Ketuanan Rakyat" and supported the recent forum hold by Bar Council. However, their motive and intention are recognized by voters. This occurence might hint that rakyat is disappointed by the insensible petty action of certain party to dirty the picture of targeted individual and political party. Besides that rakyat is also fed up with the racial politics played to quarantine the harmonic co-operation between various of races.

We do not care black or white cat, as long as the cat can catch the mouse, then it is a good cat.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Feeling of Warmness is Fainted

Life is not as ideal as you dream, if it is, human will not have sad expression. I started to encounter disappointment repeatedly once after i had completed my secondary education. Ambitiously, i wanted to enroll in accountancy studies at private college. However, it seemed to be a heavy burden to my family and thus, i gained none of the support from my family. There were many cases after that, but i do mind to elaborate in details.

Since then, my dream had to be forgotten, i have to carry on with something which i do not actually prefer. Meanwhile, my sister and brother earned full support from my parents on whatever they proposed. Such incident gave me a huge striked and my morale was sunk gradually. Situation tended to be worse when i irrationally ignored them to deliver my dissatisfaction. Intellectually, i knew my decision was harsh but i could not get myself out from desperation. I am from middle class of family, but then my demand was not excessively unreasonable. Same class of famly, but bias treatment.

My friends who are sensitive to surrounding will detect that despite i stay relatively near but i hardly go home even though i have spare times. My answer to them is because of inefficiency of public transport to shield the actual happening. In this coming weekend, i do not know where will i be...

Please advise.

Tearful Candle

Friday, August 22, 2008

To die with a good name

Adapted from The Star dated on 13/07/2008

Comment reserved until inspired by readers' comments

Ying and Yang @ MAHA 2008

Ying and Yang are described as the antitheses or mutual correlations in human perceptions of phenomena in the natural world, combining to create a unity of opposites in the theory of the Taiji.

I encountered a dreadful experience on 21/08/2008 during the journey returning to college with a bunch of friends by UPM bus from KTM serdang. When we were on board, my friend discovered that the route of the bus was not in the direction to our destination. Swiftly, i politely requested the driver to send us back. The route travelled from UPM to Juta Mines will bypass our college. However the driver refused to stop at our destination. The reason was simply because we were not international students hence we were not subjected to be serviced. Since i do not understand much about the policy set by the administration, hence i could not argue much on this. What did frustrate me was the attitude expressed by the boorish driver. Rudely, he told me he was not going to stop at the station as i demanded and ordered me to take a seat. Apparently, he disliked my disturbance, but his uncivilized attitute irritated me. I would not mind on his rejection, but i do care the unfriendly respond showed by him. If the authority of MAHA was to provid the free bus shutter service as advertised in newspaper which was including UPM parking and availability of every 15 mins, i guess everyone will have a very enjoyable day.

Sarcastically, on the same day and at the same location, our prime minister was not at all pleased with the services of one of the public transport, which was commuter. We spent 2 hours 30 mins to reach at college where suppose only 15 mins of drive was needed. Kudos to MAHA.

Nevertheless, i was consoled by the generosity of officers from transport department and bus drivers of K10/K11. Without their assistance, i would fail to arrange the one way transportation to MAHA. Just a day before the departure, i went to Gazebo to apply orally for a bus. Even though my demand troubled the offcer, but still he was helping me to get one. Whereas the bus driver gave me the contact number of that particular officer to follow up my application. So far, my experience on dealing with pusat koko, unit kenderaan and pejabat KMR, were quite positive.

I apologize for any inconveniences caused throughout the event.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Factory Visit @ Proton, Tg Malim

It has been a wonderful day when I was given a chance to visit Proton factory located in Tg Malim,Perak. Although the trip was organized for Mechanical student in advance, but as a student from CCSE, I should be thankful for given a chance to join. Along the side, there was another two of my fellow friends who were going together, they were WWX and Nizam, the person incharge of the program.

Before going to factory visit, a brief seminar was conducted in a hall and a set of lunch was prepared. The seminar was informative and it provided a slight background of car manufacturing details and history of Proton. A slide of broadcast amused me whereby the first person who owned Proton Saga was a chinese. His feeling of being first person to have the national made car and impression towards it were advertised in the screen. Furthermore, former prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir praised for his patriotism because he booked the car several months before the official launch.

In the factory, the manufacturing was divided in to four stages, which were stamping, body assembling, painting, and trimming & final. Stamping was the process where components of the car was built, such as door, bonnet, roof, body structure, and etc. Then, the next operation was body assembly. I was told that nearly all the works were automated by robots and only rarely of man power was needed. Looking at those robots and huge machines, i was so enlightened by the advance techonologies used to produce a local car. The job of technician is not easy, besides inspections, they have to stand by in case emergency happens unexpectedly such as the failure of robots. If this happens, then the manufacturing engineers have to solve the problem asap to avoid the production schedule to mess up. Possibly, they have the mission impossible to overcome the problem within the same line when it occured. If they were to drag it to another production line, it will certainly be a woe to the factory. So, their responsibility and reliability must be relatively consistent to minimize the trouble that might lead to disaster.

Astonishingly, four different types of car model which were Gen2, Persona, Savvy and Satria Neo shared the only path in the factory. This showed a high efficiency of the work where robots and machines were able to sense them seperately to weld and assemble car accordingly. In every working hour, they have to produce 33 cars to satisfy the demand of the market. If they fails to achieve the target, OT is unavioded. Due to certain factors that could result the quality of car painting and safety of the visitor, we were not brought to painting site.

When we reached the trim and final section, i saw many close to completion car around. Workers were busy assembling engines, car lamps, seats, accessories and etc. while some were busy testing and inspecting the car to avoid defection. At one glance, there was a few special edition of Persona but in Lotus logo, they were called EuroStar. They were left-handed and only available in overseas.

Throughout the factory visit, my mind was broadened further, the experience i gained is valuable. I wish Proton is able to find a proper partnership which can promote them internationally to exploit global market so as to be less dependent on government.

My next trip is MAHA 2008, on thursday and I will have another two visits in next week.
Please stay tune.

p/s : Photo is not allowed to be taken during the site visit, but i have only several group photograph taken, only post it upon request.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Despo and Fascist

To whom it may concern,

The defination of despo is someone who is desperate for anything. They will hang around waiting for something to happen or are just really annoying [1]. While fascist refers to people who grouped according to their several interests, individuals form classes; they form trade-unions when organized according to their several economic activities; but first and foremost they form the State, which is no mere matter of numbers, the suns of the individuals forming the majority. Fascism is therefore opposed to that form of democracy which equates a nation to the majority, lowering it to the level of the largest number [2].

Everytime when there is assignment or group work appointed, please do not be amazed anymore to see people who always stick togather eternally and forever. Is this what we call harmonic integration? Is this the unique culture of Malaysia? or is it Kiasu [3] and Kiasi [4] mentality own by mahasiswa? Perhaps result of As could help them to answer me better? Undeniable those who practice it are third world minded or they consider living in ‘Jurassic Park’ or ‘Lost World’ of this globalised age? Undoubtfully Malaysia has a many iconic first world infrastructures. For instance, SMART Tunnel, Petronas Twins Tower, KL Tower, Sepang F1 Circuit, Sepang KLIA, Stadium Bukit Jalil, Penang Second bridge (maybe) and etc as external apperance, (pakaian luaran) to show to the global how smart we are. Such circumstances provided a significant contrast and they are the eye sore to me. I feel shame, I wanted to propose it, but I am afraid of being misunderstood.

Micheal Schumacher won 7-times F1 world championships in his outstanding carrer, but do you think he did it by his own effort and ability without the assistance from multinational engineers? Indeed, none of the individual in this world can succeed without the support and team work from various party. Seperti kata pepatah, bersatu teguh, bercerai roboh.

[1] - Meaning of despo
[2] - Defination of fascist [label 17]
[3] - Meaning of Kiasu
[4] - Meaning of Kiasi


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lost The Race But Won The Sportsmanship

Lin Dan won the gold medal in Olympic badminton men single by beating Malaysia national top player 21-12, 21-8 easily. However, if you watched the semi final match between Lin Dan vs Chen Jin, both from Republic of China, then you could see a huge different. They did not perform usually but more than pretending to play in a game. I would not be surprise to see world No.1 to walkover from the match when a baton was there to instruct them playing accordingly and correspondingly. Winner of the match was earlier decided by their coach i believe, and might well to reserve energy for the winner. Good strategies and tactics used but they made the audience disappointed to pay for a dull game.

Even though Lee Chong Wei lost clumsily, but he proudly won the sportsmanship. Before the final match, he was already a true champion in my bottom of heart. Result does not bring anything meaning if someone failed to understand, appreicate and pratice good values. In addition, the spirit exhibited is the most symbolic and idicative sign of a true winner.

I am extremely happy and delighted to see whole nation were gathering in mamak stall or in front of the TV and togather we shouted oursupport to Malaysia player for making his apperance in international stage. Well done, and Congratulation for contributing a sliver medal to Malaysia. Despite he had his one million ringgit incentive flying away, but he was awarded with good name.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Racial Harmony

Look at the way Lee Chong Wei (Badminton player) hugs Misbun Sidek (Coach). They are the best evidence to show how united Malaysia is. When i saw these screens, my heart dissolves into liquid.. Besides this, after his semi final victory, he kisses Malaysia logo on his shirt twicely.. I wish the whole nation are inspired by the above pictures and thus fling down all the racist remarks and togather we conquer the conflicts.

However, there are a bunch of people who are still living in Paleolithic Age whereby they are still playing racial politics to split up the nation from Integration. I would still remember clearly, some politicians said Chinese do not love their own country while MP from Pasir Salak labelled non-Malays are descendants of immigrants to Malaysia. I hope the above pictures proved them wrong certainly.

Back to current issues, within a week, two incidents displayed the ugly disappointment and ironically Independent Day is in fortnight. These incidents are the protest against forum organized by Bar Council and suggestion to open 10% quota to non-bumiputera in UiTM.

I am proud to be a permanent resident in Selangor specially when Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim sworn in as Menteri Besar and formed a pact state government. There are alot of rakyat favorable policies have been produced by the new state goverment and hence i see the bright future of tomorrow. Unfortunately, his suggestion on certain issue rises the anger of students and successive rally were held. Situation tends to be worsen when he is accused to betray his own race by irresponsible parties.

My questions are, are we going to keep in the same track for another upcoming 50 years? Is Wawasan 2020 realizable?

I wish i could write and comment more, but i am afraid of ISA and AKU, but one thing to be sure, I show my complete focus, concern and interest on my beloved country, do you?


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Education lost its meaning

This interesting editorial is adapted from The Star on 14/08/2008.

Honestly speaking, i do not like any form of examination neither from UPSR to STPM nor the ISO-nized examination system in UPM. When i was doing my SCL survey, one of the respondent stated that SCL implementation should allow students to study the subjects or courses which they prefer to instead of fixing all the syllabus. I agree entirely, because interest plays an very important role to succeed, without interest, it just like forcing a person to be your couple, even though if it is successful, but without a key element, that is happiness. To sum up, the relationship will not last forever, or only temporary sustainable.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

MAHA 2008

MAHA 2008
12th -23rd August 2008
10.00am - 7.00pm
It is the largest agricultural exhibition in South East Asia. For those who are interested to join, please suggest the date and time, transport is by FREE shuttle bus at UPM parking.
Please leave your comment and suggestion in comment box.
Thankz you.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Best Wish to Luqman

Recently there are many sad news around. Today i was stunned when Luqman visited me in my room. He told me he had dropped ECC3105 Microprocessor due to some reasons. I am very sad to hear this, because i will have lesser time to meet him. He is one of the nice person that i spotted since the beginning. He always approaches me in friendly way, greet me politely, and we joke around. Maybe he is struggling to cope with his academic misery, but mentally and physically he is very fit. Hereby, I wish him all the best among the best, you impressed me alot.

Proceed to other scope, in my point of view, academic achivements is important, nevertheless rational, analytic, and intellectual thinking or mindset give better and significant value to a person. Because of this, I would never ask how much someone has contributed to me, but in a opposite way, I would question myself how much i have contributed to them. So is the person who casts the ballot to agree Dr.Ing Fauzi deserves to be complained is the same person who lodged a complain report to Timbalan Dekan ? Bah kata pepatah, Siapa Makan Cilis, Dia Rasa Pedas.

p/s : Do not find your seat according to the number, I am against the issue, not the person.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Sorrow to Dr.Ing Fauzi

On last wednesday (13/08/08), while on the way back with Ming Yaw and companies, i met Dr.Ing. I greeted him and started our conversation. I asked him what subjects he was teaching at this moment, but in shock he replied that he was not teaching anything, and said that because of us...

Apparently, he was in sad mood, because he was asked and questioned to explain regarding to a report lodged against him. Expressed in a gloomy way, he urged us to "smack" the person who should be responsible of making such report. He added that we complained tutorial was hard but when final was easy, no one gave him credits. At last, he shook our hands friendly....

Throughtout the conversation, my heart was melted same as my friends who were aside..This is because i do not think he did anything wrong even though i found it difficult to understand in his lecture. In contrast, I enjoyed the process and progress because I like group discussion. He was doing his work well, i give him thumbs up for his contribution to me.

Please stop complaining about lecturers, we do not have any qualification to do so. Do measure ourself before taking any actions. If you encounter any problems, please refer to them or our coursemates, we would be readily to show our hand.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Microprocessor Test 1

This is the advice i get from Prof. Madya Dr. Aznan regarding what to study, but DO NOT expect 100% coming out, just study in case. Please do not blame me if the content of test 1 is totally different, take this at your own risk.

Also remember to polish programming skill, it may be tested too. Please invite your friends to this blog, we prefer to have discussion.

please appreciate my contribution.


Ebook for Assembly Language

1. PC Assembly Language Click Here (Credit to Candle) 09/08/2008
2. Interrupt List Click Here (Credit to Candle) 09/08/2008
3. 8086 & 8088 Architecture Click Here (Credit to Candle) 10/08/2008

*Will update from time to time.
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Please stay tune and visit regularly to my blog, there will be more updates coming soon.

MASM32 v8

This is the latest version of MASM32 that i found recently, please try it out, it is cooler than the older version installed in your PC.

I am pleased to welcome anyone to share whatever relevant information for sem 3 08/09.
Credits, merits and respect will be given.

Please appreciate the source shared, do not copy the link without my permission.

***Sharing is a kind of manner, Selfish can go to pasar, Thank you.***

Here is the download link :
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