Tuesday, October 12

Puzzling Words


Weather is getting colder here at Rochester..

Seemed like snow is just around the corner (Yucks!)

Adapting to the weather, I stop cycling to school (actually my bicycle tire got flat again and uuukh how I hate to repair it!)

Taking the public bus again.. pfft.. ok

So taking the public bus, although it seems mundane, sometime interesting things can occur.. Like today,

I was in the bus, somebody play the bell to stop the bus. The bus stopped somewhere (not sure if its a bus stop coz its at the side of the road with darkness and all) and the guy who was going out of the bus said:

"Thank you! Thank you for being gracious and ignorant!" As he went out of the buss - having this weird expression on his face ..

Interpretations?

So I was thinking.. "wait, that doesnt sound right.. Gracious with Ignorant??? Doesn't go together in my dictionary"..

Is the bus driver gracious because he stopped at the bus stop exactly where he wanted? Or is it coz he stopped not at the bus stop but close to where the guy should have gotten off?
Is the bus driver ignorant because he did not hear the bell? Or is he ignorant because he stopped at some place where theres no bus stop (ignoring the road/bus rule)?
Or is simply because the guy was being sarcastic?

Either way, I could not decide what really happened and my mind was wondering about this conundrum for hours.. It's interesting, isn't it?

Thursday, September 23

work-work


http://arherring.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/hard-work.jpg



Hurrm its been awhile!


oMg fall 2010 was so busy! Not just academically but also leisurely lol

I did not think that I took this magic the gathering thing so serius before.. It was fun and I really like to talk about it.. But since I have too much to talk about, I designed a new blog designed just for magic! lol.. ok probably no one would read it.. But here's the link anyway:

http://briboomermtg.blogspot.com/


Ok so semester is going well so far! It much work, but doable.. And the class that I am taking this semester only has 2 exams! So most of the time I just write papers.. o_O


Since Summer, and Fall.. I have lived with new roomates/housemates.. They are all awesome!! At first I was kind of scared that we would have a lot of drama going on in the house.. You know.. But hey, nothing serious!!

Can't wait for my first pre-release magic tournament this saturday.. Have a nice weekend =D

Friday, September 3

Mtg M11 First Tourney


Card of the day. Simple but Powerful,,

I tried to play MTGO online tournament. I dont know much about previous set like Rise of Eldrazi and Zendikar. So I decided to join M11 Sealed deck tournament..

Sealed Deck is a format where every player receive 6 booster, and build a 40 cards deck out of it.. I like this format compared to "bring ur own deck" because it challenges ur ability to choose good cards from a pile.. It also eliminates the fact that opponent can have so many rares in one deck (since they are rich and buy all the rares in the world :/ )..

Ok, I have to admit that I do have outside help.. Mior and Syafrul helped me creating the deck..

Although it is my first time playing in Magic online tournament, I have confidence and excited to do well.. And that I did! I won 3 out of 4 games, losing to ranked 2 in the tournament.

Event Results:

Rank= 8,

bri boomer

Points: 9

Versus : Mihauliuc (2-0), HelloSir (0-2), OrphanOphidian2 (2-1), FaMuLa (2-1)


Made it to the top 8 o_O certainly better than expected.


My M11 First Sealed Deck

Lands (17)

8 Island

9 Plains

Creatures (12)

2 Æther Adept

1 Air Servant

1 Assault Griffin

1 Elite Vanguard

1 Infantry Veteran

1 Palace Guard

1 Phantom Beast

2 Serra Angel

1 Water Servant

1 Wild Griffin

Spells (11)

1 Brittle Effigy

1 Crystal Ball

1 Elixir of Immortality

1 Pacifism

2 Mana Leak

1 Mighty Leap

1 Negate

1 Safe Passage

1 Jace Beleren

1 Preordain


Sideboards


(Didnt really change at deck content at all during break time between matches)


Artifact

1 Kraken's Eye

1 Gargoyle Sentinel

1 Triskelion


Creature

1 Arc Runner

1 Armored Cancrix

1 Barony Vampire

1 Berserkers of Blood Ridge

1 Bloodcrazed Goblin

1 Bloodthrone Vampire

1 Captivating Vampire

2 Chandra's Spitfire

1 Child of Night

1 Duskdale Wurm

1 Earth Servant

1 Garruk's Companion

1 Goblin Piker

1 Greater Basilisk

1 Harbor Serpent

1 Liliana's Specter

1 Llanowar Elves

1 Maritime Guard

1 Merfolk Sovereign

1 Merfolk Spy

1 Prodigal Pyromancer

2 Rotting Legion

1 Silvercoat Lion

1 Viscera Seer

1 Vulshok Berserker


Spells

2 Dryad's Favor

1 Holy Strength

1 Primal Cocoon

1 Volcanic Strength

1 Autumn's Veil

1 Cancel

2 Chandra's Outrage

1 Combust

1 Fog

1 Hornet Sting

1 Incite

2 Inspired Charge

1 Lightning Bolt

1 Naturalize

1 Safe Passage

1 Rootbound Crag

1 Terramorphic Expanse

1 Deathmark

2 Demolish

1 Disentomb

1 Duress

1 Fireball

1 Lava Axe

1 Mind Rot

1 Pyroclasm

1 Sign in Blood

1 Solemn Offering


Won 6 Mtgo M11 booster.. Should I enter the next tournament? lol,,

Wednesday, September 1

start !


src: http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0912/new-look-no-hands-demotivational-poster-1262022800.jpg



Today it all began!

A new day of a new Semester!
A new beginning of a previous ending!
A new age in a new era! (ok tipu)

While I survive the 16 weeks of 28 credits of madness?
Or will I fall to the blades of Quel'thalaz?

Stay tuned on the next episode of "Not a School's day"..


summer break is over ... bye mtg, mtgo, cf, dota, movies, dramas, etc .. T_T

Wednesday, August 25

For Crying out Loud

src: http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0808/short-bus-short-bus-demotivational-poster-1219217461.jpg


The past few weeks, I've been biking to U of R whenever I am doing Psychology research work. Took me an everage of 35-40 minutes to reach there. Unfortunately my bicycle tire got leaked (by a mere stapler!!) so I take out my longboard and went to campus by bus.

Ok, bringing my longboard was a huge mistake. The road to campus to/from the bus stop are either too bumpy (not jalan tar) or jalan tar but too steep! (ofc kalo bukit terlalu curam nnt bahaye bwk longboard coz susah nak break =_=")..

Inside the bus, there is this family. A mum, a hot eldest daughter (19 or so), a son (5) and a small girl baby (1)..

The baby was crying out loud, albeit cute with curly blonde hair.. Almost all people sitting nearby was watching the baby and the mother that tries to sooth her.. I? I was standing (xde tmpt duduk) really close to them, hence watching the baby/mum and the hot teen every now and then ^_^

See, the baby didnt stop crying! From Mt Hope to the Mall, the baby went all out.. The mother tried everything (Patting her back, trying to give food or drink, playing with her, and carrying her while saying "Awww she is tired" --is this suppose to work? --) And the sister and brother being the misali siblings also helped their mum but to no avail..

When reaching the Mall, I think the bus driver can't stand it anymore.. lol.. Being cold and direct as any authoritative should be, she commanded "Excuse me Madam.. Your baby is very loud and disrupting the customer.. (No we're fine really.. a bit annoying but nothing that we cant chew).. You need to find a way to PACIFY her.. If you cannot, I'm afraid you have to go down here and catch the next bus.."

Hrmm its actually my first time to hear the word pacify being used in daily conversation :p So the family have no choice but to stand up, go out from the current bus and wait for the next bus.. (Yes the baby is still crying and have no clue that she is being kicked from the bus.. LOLOLOLOLOLOL)

Good bye hot sister :( and kawaii spiraled hair baby -__-

MTG Jokes -"Mom should have casted Pacifism on the baby" xD

Sunday, August 22

Binary chat


src: http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2008/12/8/633643570220560292-Binary.jpg


Almost finished with psych research works for PSY266 on the fall.. Just a lil bit of editing to do..

Summer is almost over!! oMg.. I am not sure if I am ready to start class.. This semester going to be one heck of semester.. Imagine taking 5 classes - 3 of which are CS courses, 1 Psy and 1 Arabic for 4 credit each. Not enough? Try adding 2 Psych research work an extra 8 credit and top that with 2 CS intro TA for 4 credit! All amounts to, well.. 32 credit -.-"

Ok2, this is definitely an overkill in credit! I'll do the CS TA for cash instead xD Hence dropping to 28 credit.. Hopes the University accepts my overload :/

Anyways, I have a weird chat with my friend. It goes LITERALLY like this:

Friend (8/22/2010 10:30:28 PM): 01101001011011010010000001100110011010010110111001100101001000000110011001101111011100100010000001101110011011110111011100100000011101000110100001100001011011100110101101110011

Barry (8/22/2010 10:31:21 PM): 01110111011010000110000101110100011000110110100001100001001000000110010001101111011010010110111000111111

Friend (8/22/2010 10:32:11 PM): 01101001001000000110100001100001011101100110010100100000011011100110111100100000011010010110111001110100011001010111001001101110011001010111010000100000011010010110110100100000011101010111001101101001011011100110011100100000011000010010000001101100011000010110001000100000011011100110111101110111

Barry (8/22/2010 10:32:30 PM): 0111011101101111011100100110101100111111

Friend (8/22/2010 10:33:05 PM): 011011100110111100100000011101110110111101110010011010110010111000101110

Barry (8/22/2010 10:33:43 PM): 0111001001100101011100110110010101100001011100100110001101101000001000000111010001101000011001010110111000111111

Friend (8/22/2010 10:35:37 PM): 011011100110111101110000011001010010000001101010011101010111001101110100001000000110100001100101011100100110010100100000011101000110111100100000011101010111001101100101001000000110100101101110011101000110010101110010011011100110010101110100001000000110111001100101011101110010000001101000011011110111010101110011011001010010000001101110011011110010000001101001011011100111010001100101011100100110111001100101011101000010000001110101011011100111010001101001011011000010000001110100011101010110010101110011011001000110000101111001

Barry (8/22/2010 10:36:48 PM): 01101000011011110111011100100000011000110110111101101101011001010010000001110101001000000110110001101111011011100110011100100000011001110110111101101110011001010010111000100000011000100110010101100101011011100010000001101101011001010110010001101001011101000110000101110100011001010010000001101100011000010111010001100101011011000111100100111111

Friend (8/22/2010 10:37:14 PM): 010100010101111101010001

Friend (8/22/2010 10:37:29 PM): 01101110011011110010000001101100011010010110011001100101001011100010111000101110001000000110001001111001011001010010111000101110

Friend (8/22/2010 10:37:43 PM): 0111010001101000011110000010000001100110011011110111001000100000011000110110000101110010011010010110111001100111

Barry (8/22/2010 10:38:27 PM): 0111101001111010011110100010111000100000011010110110101100100000011000100111100101100101


Binary ftw ^_^


"The world of zero's and one's." This reminds me of the manga Majin Neuro..




Wednesday, August 11

My TCG History


src : http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs40/f/2009/006/2/b/Togepi_Demotivational_Poster_by_kiriyamakazuouzi11.jpg



I assume everyone is familiar with TCG?

TCG basically stands for trading card games.

I remember my first TCG was pokemon TCG that I played on my GameBoy Color. When I first played, I didnt read the rules so I didnt know how to play (thought it was boring)..

But after knowing how to play, it get more fun and my brothers joined along.. When my brother returned from boarding school, he bring home a lot of pokemon TCG.. Only then I know the cards actually exist lol..


src: http://www.pokemontradingpost.com/images/Legendary/H-3_Charizard.jpg
One of my favorite old-skool fire pokemon tcg. Charizard's 100 damage sure kill!

We also played Digimon TCG on PS1 which is very different from Pokemon TCG.. My cousin brings the actual card when we hang out at our GrandPa's.. I believe not many people are familiar with this. After all, Digimon company didnt do much to advertise their TCGs. Only their lame digimon gadgets =.="


http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081015210716/digimon/images/f/ff/Agumon_St-01_%28DB%29.jpg
Who doesnt love the most famous Agumon?


After that, Yugioh was introduced. When you first watch it in TV, Yugioh seems lame.. Whats the point of summoning a weak creature when you can go for the kill with an awesome 3000 atk points of the Blue eyes white dragon? But the real-life TCG was way different than the way yugioh fight on TV. (You cant summon creatures with 5 star or more without a sacrifice).. Only after a certain amount of time they changed their battle rules on TV which is similar to the actual TCG. Yugioh cards have evolved alot since it first introduced. I gotta say the Yugioh 5d's currently airing is worth watching (assuming you are a yugioh tcg fan).



src: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/c/c6/BatterymanAACP06-EN-C-UE.png

My current favorite card. Having this revived from graveyard, combo with Inferno Reckless Summon and Short Circuit, Resulting to a victory with a OTK (one turn kill). Famous among real yugi tcg players.

And Now, currently interested in MTG (Magic The Gathering)! MTG was nothing new. I first get to know the game in 2004 when Bob bring a lot of his MTG cards to MRSM Taiping. I guess becoz there are too much cards with too much effect so I wasn;t interested into getting to know all of em.

Idk why suddenly now I am interested with it. I guess I like the idea of rushing and staging your creatures to win.. It certainly much harder (strategy wise) to defeat your opponent. Plus, the Artwork of MTG is very eye catching.. Now, if only I have enough Mana to tap -_-"

src: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/images/Products/mtg%20art/Seventh/Blanchwood%20Armor.jpg
Lets get it on ^_^

Monday, August 2

habit


src: http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/habits.jpg



I am the kind of guy who'll get annoyed/confused when presented with too many things at once.. (aren't we all? :O )..

Ok, one of the most obvious was when I use the internet.. Using internet requires you to use multiple tabs/window for different websites rite?.. So I usually have tabs for yahoo mail, school email, fb, occasionally the hsbc bank, ebay/amazon, google, youtube, and lately megashares (thanks to manche)..

so I get annoyed seeing so many tabs on my browser. Thus, ended up clicking "X" to remove "Idle" tabs most of the time.. But when I wanted to use it back, "pfft, I just closed that tab before. Now need to login again :/"..

Before I know it, clicking the "X" fast was my primary response! (habit)

Nak di jadikan cerita, petang smlm ade kwn YM tanye pasal something.. After I read it, BAM, X clicked... pastu baru terpk, SHOOT, camne nak respond?? dah la invi, pastu mmg tak penah online smpai da tak igt kat subgroup mane o_O (bad organizing group on my part T_T)

Nak search id lak, name nak pelik2 je.. kalo yg leh eja tu ok lg.. tp yg susah nak eja tu yg tak ley blah -.- for example:yafllelcx7 .. ape la kaitan ngn org sbnr.. i just dont get it? .. Kalo garena leh faham lg.. name pelik2 susah org nak igt utk di ban ^_^ tp YM...

hrrmm but I guess everyone's deserved to be an artist in their own ways.. finding name/icon/identity that they were never born with is a pretty cool concept.. (cover sikit :p)

Ok, I need to reduce my clicking "X" urge !!

Quote- ( "X" marks the spot - Indiana Jones. )

Thursday, July 22

source: http://www.filehurricane.com/viewerthumbnails/915200895554AM_bba2fd23e8.jpg


Being extremely busy is stressful. Having all sorts of work to be completed, just so you can survive. But being extremely free is also stressful. Imagining all the free time go to waste, without any productive activity at all. I rarely ask for ppl to do activity with me.. So when I ask, it does take a lot of courage and I mean it..

And, turns out, they usually reject.. which kinda sucks.. But do I have to stop asking? No.. Maybe the timing isnt right.. One thing for certain, another evening goes wasted :p

Pffft.. whatever.. this saturday going out camping! Naje is the man of adventure!! also the man yg suke abeskan duit orang :P

Wednesday, July 21

hujan emas?

source: http://whitemaleoppressor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/explanation-demotivational-poster.jpg


hujan emas dinegeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri.lebih baik di negeri sendiri.

So its safe to say that..

hujan emas dinegeri orang < hujan batu dinegeri sendiri

taking things out (hujan, dinegeri)..

emas orang < batu sendiri, so..

batu sendiri > emas orang

Seems logical? I didnt know my rocks worth more than peoples' gold :O OOO My!

Ok things just didnt go as planned. Needed more activities to make me feel alive..

Watched a few drama series.. Dark blue, human target, and dexter.. All are great..

Going camping this weekend. Not really liked camping but, its better than nothing. -.-

Saturday, July 17

Pets

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Back home in Malaysia, my mother is not a fan of pets. So we don't have any pets in the house.. I remember bringing back home a small stray kitten.. the poor thing was in hunger and seek belonging.. I felt very bad for the kitten, bringing it back home and feeded it. Before you know it, the cat sh*ts on the cement floor.. LOOOOOOL... My mum was angry.. She asked us to put the cat away and well, obviously clean the poo poo..

Since then, I never really have the idea of owning pets.. I met my friend at U of R who's a big fan of fish... he has black moors goldfish, guppies, tetras, and some other... He influenced me.. and make me wanted to own fishes myself. We both talked about how we wanted a pet shark which we think was super awesome (ofc such thing remain a dream :/) .. watched some pet shark video on youtube.. notably:



So, I bough a 5 gallon fish tank 6 month ago. Some died, some survived. Ecah momo who shared the same passion have a goldfish and one zebra danios.. When she went back to malaysia, she did not wanted to bring back home her fish. So she gave it to me. I love the goldfish so much! The color of the goldfish have changed to white. Idk why? Probably due to the light or food.. But I thought, fish are boring.. They cant do much and u cant touch them :(

But I look up a youtube video online and found this:


I'll give this a try ^_^

Monday, July 12

Congratulation Spain


The FiFa World Cup 2010 was over last week. Congratulation Spain for winning! I never rooted for them in the beginning because they lost their first match. Who knew that lost become their milestone to become even more motivated to compete; heck even win the world cup!!

For me, this yeas World Cup and 1998 was more memorable compared to FiFa World Cup 2002 and 2006.

In 1998- I watched it with my mum and dad and my brothers at home. Still remember France Vs Brazil and watched Zidany Zidane got a goal from a corner kick.. Those were good times with my family! I thought France was awesome at that time.

When the world cup 2002 was broad casted, I was F2 in a boarding school. They are hardly any TV around, other than kedai makcik jah (if i remember correctly) and some other outside the wall. I know f5 always skipped isya or tazkirah to watch the world cup.. I was like "meeh, too much trouble.. World cup? who cares pffft".. As ignorant as I was, no one can resist the temptation of the WC FINAL! Not even me.. so I remembered I red news about how Oliver Khan, German keeper was the bomb and the reporter have high hopes on the German. So I rooted for German, but they lost to Brazil 2-0.. sigh~

In 2006, I was in intec when the WC was live. I didnt have TV in my apartment. I only watched a couple by coincidence if they are gathering of people watching soccer. Although I do read the news about the scores and stuff. I rooted for Brazil since they won the last world cup. But they lost to France in the quarter final.. Yes "Anything can happen with soccer!"

In 2010, I have a lot of free time and I have a big 46inch TV in my house. Watching soccer was never this fun!!.. :D Plus they are others watching like Syafrul who keeps on predicting the tournament winner. He predicted Spain vs Brazil and Spain will win. His prediction was slightly wrong but you got to give that man some credit I guess. Mior was rooting for the Germans. He even bought a German Jersey FOR THE LULZ! AAAh I hate the German team since Oliver Khan disappointed me.. I always rooted againts German.. Rooted for England, Lost. But Spain finally defeated German. That was probably my golden moments during this WC.. "Casillas kot!!!"said Me and Naje as Casillas was able to save a shot from the German. And they are others like JiJi Joe Napi and Aimii who'd come watching the match every now and then..

Lastly, the 2010 world cup was fun because the blog http://sokernet.blogspot.com/ have very crazy yet entertaining entry.. Thanks for the awesome sokernet bloggers! You make my day!!



Saturday, July 10


Doing Psychology stuff for the summer and not being paid is not that fun...

Thursday, July 1

Out of my mind



How long has it been since I last write something to this tree of darkness?

I believe there is no point in talking about what happened to me for the past couple of weeks. (though lot of interesting things happened).. Heck such thing could be wrote in a dairy! (not that I have one but I do have some events entry that I didnt post due to, well, being too dark for people to comprehend)..

"people who forget the past will bound to repeat it".. SO??? If its going to happen, it happen.. lol

Well, so what should I say?

This is madness!!!

Thursday, June 3

summer psychology research


So basically I am not doing my own research. I am just helping the professor creating a bunch of research questionnaire and study to be run this upcoming fall so that I can TA for that class. What I liked the most about the research is because some time I got to use my HTML and Javascript skills to apply it in making up this questionnaires!!

Talk about Computer Science + Psychology Combo!!

Maybe I should run my own research? myb not? I'll just work for the professor for now.. Plus its fun and motivational :D a bit frustrating at times, but hey, that's life! not always having stuff ur way =.="

Friday, May 14

exaggeration


Hey, my friend like to exaggerate a lot! he always says "oh this is the best!" or so.. well there is nothing wrong with that. I do think he really mean it which is amusing to me. Like a couple days back,

he said: "Barry, do you want to get Ice cream!. I could take you to Netsins the BEST icecream place in rochester!!"
Me:"Really? Better than Friendly's?" (the one i sometimes eat at home that asip n mio liked so much)..
He:"Yea! better than friendly's, coldstone and abbot. And people dont even know!"

Me:"lol really.. Ok lets go!"


We went there and I get Orange Pineapple + Cotton candy Icecream.. Bought a large cup for like 3 dollar...



We eat it outside in the warm, windy summer.. The icecream was indeed awesome ! love it! But im not sure if you would call it the best ice cream in rochester.. My friend disagree, he said it taste just perfect, like it is not exaggerating in sugar or flavor.. well it just a matter of opinion..

*extra* He:"Barry you should try this candy. Its MAD good!"
Me: *looking at the candy, zomg a kopiko!* "oh yeah this is good i had one at malaysia ^_^"

Bunch of random stuff:


Zomg never captured a pic with this tiger at RiT.



Kiasu Tir at work even during Imagine RiT

Ahh~ first time eat here with a lovely friend o_O.. Also reminds me of eating a buffet at seoul garden malaysia with my awesome brothers celebrating my birthday ^_^

Wednesday, May 12

Yes we can



Yes we can!

The thought of finishing class is only momentarily! While everything seems to come to an end, a new chapter begins.. Hence summer session! Which start next week! Haven't bought books, but we'll see. Also doing summer research with a well-known Professor in the Social Psychology field.. Still a noob, need to learn to do media lab and DirectRT :-s Nevertheless, a pass of success seems opened, dimmed before but strengthened now.. All that is left is for me to be motivated.. In which I am so-so in it.. How could I be? I have so many dilemma that is so hard to explain.. Yup! I am at my limit, wait maybe not..

"Yes we can" or so that's what Obama said.. I shall change my perception.. My nab faulty thinking.. or perhaps even meet a therapist.. that's what my friend suggest.. How? Yup people who knows me knows that I said "how" a lot.. a blonde bimbo? NOOOOOO!!~ :(

A true blonde bimdo:

??? : Are you from California?
Me: ?????? *puzzled* No, I am not! (thinking why would he say such thing, does Asian at california typically look like me?)
???: Coz your shirt say california.
*Me wearing Hollister California sweater"

ZZZZZ LOOLOLOLLOL

Sunday, May 2

Computer alarm!

by->
http://media.photobucket.com/image/time%20motivational%20poster/don_veto/motivation/time.jpg

For those who doesn't have an alarm clock, or not a handphone alarm fan, you can make your computer act as an alarm!! Yesterday, I told mio that I could program one using html+javascript or possibly php.. BUT i thought, well people might hv already make it.. ( a cold hard truth about programming that explains massive usable programming libraries).. so we search for it on google and the first ranked was pretty much what we need!

Try it out:


Credit and thank to those amazing makers.

So you just add a youtube video as your alarm, and it will play the video when it reached the time you set! (internet is required).. ofc this is fairly simple with weaknesses like:

1-unable to repeat the video once it done
2-cant do multiple alarm time
3-no snooze ( but I guess if you came to your laptop to close the window u might as well set a new one! took 10 secs.)

But still, its pretty neat. Would be nice to program myself, myb I try it later. As of now, there's so many things at my arsenal T_T

Wednesday, April 28

Internet OCD

Hi!
Energetic aren't we?
Yea!! Coz I is done for this week! no exam until next thursday!
Finally can update my blog!!
LoL, sadly nothing interesting happens.. Sure there are lot of drama in the house, or darkness on school life, BUT i dont want to build controversy by discussing such sensitive yet intriguing matter!!
I come by the proverb "In pm(private message), I trust" =.=" u nvr want to expose too much stuff to the world!

Last week, najmi tagger me about internet cycle... havent got the free time till now! might hv too much free time in fact xD can finally finish final fantasy that is currently on chapter 9? Zomg digressed.. Yes fei always said that I digressed too much.. So here my Internet OCD.. not entirely honest, but not much of trolling either o_O



GTG, Cherry blossoms are blooming!!

Monday, April 26

hard times

Its time like these you learn to live again T_T

Saturday, April 24

spring semester is almost over!


Next week is last week of class! Still got some work to do, but I am so glad this semester is almost over.. After this, there's summer class but atleast I got 1-2 week break before it..

Cant wait for summer.. will be living with 5 guys.. The more the merrier they say? Just hope theres not too much drama in the house!! =.=

Friday, April 23

happy birthday aimi


Happy birthday Aimi! Since takde idea nak tulis pe kat blog, might as well dedicate an entry to your birthday.. Lame dah kenal Aimi nih.. Since mule2 masuk intec kat kelas chicago agi.. Time tu lak orang kate aimi "hot" dlm kelas chicago (but yeah our class got like 3 girls in it xD).. mmg hot n ramai la nak Aimi ni xD Tp yeah Napi berjaya memikat hati Aimi dahulu and Alhamdulillah dyorang dah berumah tangga dah pun.. but still maintain ayu ye kak.. I have my highest respect for them becoz dpt kawen awal and still maintain study and hal rumah tangga.. ni orang2 yg gd sense of responsibility je kan handle.. So congrats Aimi and wish u a got panjang umur and be happy with Napi together..

No hadiah but ade yg tgkp gmbr smlm wat nak dedicate kat aimi but was removed by FB due to song copyright for the back ground audio T_T erm so sape2 ade lagu bes / sweet / happy / possibly lagu melayu supaye tak kene charge copyright leh la hntr kat me... mmg hard drive ni no lagu melayu.. bukan tak sayang lagu bahasa sendiri, just kurang meminati =.="


so once again, happy birthday aimi!!

Tuesday, April 20

Theory


Before, I have this theory,

"If i sleep in an uncomfortable place, then it's easier for me to wake up in the morning!"

So is my theory true?

what happen to me was, i did in fact wake up early, BUT something else also comes with it... Those things are:


1- Wake up earlier than intended! (4,5am)
2-Even if I wake up on time, you still feel tired and wanted to have a more comfortable sleep again!
3- I got an unusual feeling about my body ( myb someplace hurt, cram, or feel too cold)..


Hrmm, so its better to sleep at a comfortable place and have your alarm ON. You'd wake up refreshed, bodily healthy and ready to go!

*miss my bed* T________T

Sunday, April 11

marah


Finished god of war 3!

Because something that happened, enraged, angry, berserk, and mad is what I am at the moment..

May I be cooled by something worthy..


Saturday, April 10

Disaster does not smells.

First of all, I dont like the idiom "Malang tidak berbau". Why? Coz its too common sense. Idk who come up with that term, but i believe its nothing special. "tidak berbau" in direct translation means "no smell".. But in an implicit definition, it means that it is unpredictable, undetectable, unknown until it happen.. Well sure thats seems plausible, but fact is, any other things can be like that.. I could say "nasib baik tidak berbau, result tidak berbau, kekayaan tidak berbau" and it will make sense. More critically, the term itself is not absolute.. Consider a situation where a driver have loose tires, or was drunk.. Can we say that we smell danger? "sure we can!" When a statement is not absolute, it lost it credibility, but i wouldnt say its wrong.. It just that it can still go both ways, it can smell or not smell having given the right situation...

In relation to that, we can see that "ignorance is bliss" is also not absolute and can go both ways.. It can be a bliss, or a disaster.. A bliss example -> A guys who does not know that his house previous owner committed suicide at that house.. Not knowing make the guy live normally *assuming there is no ghost*.. Knowing would possibly make that guy think about it and be bothered.. A disaster example would be a person who break the law but didnt know it.. Today's law pretty much stand by the term "ignorance is not an excuse" so you are still be punished for your crimes even if you dnt know!

Digressed from the main thing that i want to say.. Last friday i took the bus back home as usual.. A women press the bell *ding* to go out of the bus stop.. however, the bus stop that she was suppose to go was temporarily unavailable due to construction so the driver bus said :"I cant let u off here, i'll let you off at the next stop." Women said :"I dont care." So upon arriving at the next stop, the bus driver did not stop. LOL.. so the women was like ":S" as she pressed the button again and again but it did not ring because it only ring once until the driver deactivate the signal.. So she was pissed.. ANd the driver realised it that he missed the bus stop after 20m away from it.. He was Like "OMG, i forgot!".. Idk what get into him, but he started to control the bus strangely *gelabah* and hit a car that coming from the opposite lane! *bam!* I was stunned. i was actually drinking water and it spill out and hit my bag!.. urkhh.. and so a man came out of his car and said "yo wtf man! You just trashed my friend's car! *calling his friend, pissed*.. I was stucked in the bus and they bring another bus to bring us back..

The trashed car...

Monday, April 5

SAD




Social Anxiety Disorder.. I think I might have it.. T_T

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others.

A person with social anxiety disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. The fear may be made worse by a lack of social skills or experience in social situations. The anxiety can build into a panic attack. As a result of the fear, the person endures certain social situations in extreme distress or may avoid them altogether. In addition, people with social anxiety disorder often suffer "anticipatory" anxiety -- the fear of a situation before it even happens -- for days or weeks before the event. In many cases, the person is aware that the fear is unreasonable, yet is unable to overcome it.

People with social anxiety disorder suffer from distorted thinking, including false beliefs about social situations and the negative opinions of others. Without treatment, social anxiety disorder can negatively interfere with the person's normal daily routine, including school, work, social activities, and relationships.

People with social anxiety disorder may be afraid of a specific situation, such as speaking in public. However, most people with social anxiety disorder fear more than one social situation. Other situations that commonly provoke anxiety include:

  • Eating or drinking in front of others.
  • Writing or working in front of others.
  • Being the center of attention.
  • Interacting with people, including dating or going to parties.
  • Asking questions or giving reports in groups.
  • Using public toilets.
  • Talking on the telephone.

Social anxiety disorder may be linked to other mental illnesses, such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. In fact, many people with social anxiety disorder initially see the doctor with complaints related to these disorders, not because of social anxiety symptoms.

Taken from : http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/mental-health-social-anxiety-disorder

Saturday, April 3

Secrets


Demotivational Poster for today:

SECRETS

Everybody have secrets. Some are dark, while some are as bright as day. But usually we tend to keep the dark secret to ourselves. Why? Coz if people know, it might change the situation entirely.. I think secret are spread due to the temptation "I cannot hold it anymore!"







But sooner or later, the temptation of wanting to tell the secret begin to grow. We kept it lock in our heart so much that we wish someone would hear about it and share the pain and sorrow that we felt.





Unfortunately, you got to be careful to whom you share your secret with. Coz some people cant just hold their mouth. They are likely to spill the beans before you know it.




I think the reason in why they like to tell people so much is because:

1- They proud to know the secret and be the one who tell it to others..
2- Possibly think the person wont tell anyone else ESpecially the secret of that person him/herself so there is no harm??

3- They think that people SHOULD know the truth, even though the truth hurts..

This is where I disagree. I don't think people should know the truth to everything. Let say if a guy was drunk and cheated on his wife, and I know the secret, As a friend, SHOULD I tell his wife? I don't think I should.. What I should do though, is possibly advice him, telling him that it is wrong and stuff.. There are times that someone should know the truth, but as a bystander, you don't really have that much power to spread it. Its not fair to the person who has the secret. Let them decide whether to tell or not...


4. Other reason which is unknown to me.

I do hate when people say "I'll tell them that you said that to me!" in a joking way when you tell them your secret.. Do they think that it is something to joke about? People are entrusting you with secrets and you make fun of it.. idk about you, but for those guys i wont share my secret anymore regardless if they tell it to someone or not.. Coz they are potential blackmailers.

Should I even explain why I hate black mailer??
Obviously, because they know your secret, and threatened you to do something for their benefit otherwise they'll spread the news..
The only time I can remember being blackmailed is when I broke into the middle school computer lab to play games ^_^ My friend got busted and said "Barry, if you dnt want us to tell the warden that you also break into the computer lab, then treat us to burger tonight!".. Well i did in fact treat them coz they did withheld not to tell the warden about me so they do deserve it. But I'm sure others have experienced worst...

Don't they?

Friday, April 2

bus schedule


Demotivational poster for today:


I know this is an old issue, but i still hv issue with it until now! While having a bus schedule with exact time is necessarily great, it can give u the harapan pulsa (palsu) !!

Exhibit A:

Bus Schedule - 3:23PM

Me standing outside cold - 3:26PM.. Dude where's my bus?

Exhibit B:

Bus schedule - 7:50 AM

At 7:47AM - Me shouting "Wait!!!! NOOOO!! NOOOO! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFEEE" *seeing the bus move in front of my eyes 20 yards away, frowned, stunned, mad, helpless*

Exhibit C:

Me:"mio harini takde april fool ke kat campus ko?"
Mio:"OH ade.. Tadi aku tunggu bus, bus tak datang! p*!"
Me:"Erk tu bukan april fool"
Mio:"April fool la tuh.. igt ade bus tp takde!"

Have a nice weekend ^_^

-bri boomer

Thursday, April 1

Dream

Demotivational Poster for today:

Dream:

Yesterday I had the weirdest dream.. I dont usually hv dream, but when I do, it tend to be long with like 2-3 different dream.. (and i wake up late the morning!!) ... Of course it is hard to remember those dream because its not reality. You dnt really experience them.. But since yesterday was sort of odd, so I can remember it.. most if not all =.="

So the dream start of normally. I was back home in Malaysia.. Probably back in Bndr Tun Hussein Onn .. Not quite sure.. But for some reason, I hated people.. God forbid, I bombed my home when my family was around.. So I act natural, trying to not the police know that I did it.. (sort of like playing mafia and using jiji's innocence face and said "BUKAN AKU!!").. But I figured eventually they'll know.. (guess CSI has a big impact on this notion).. So i was scared.. What should I do.. Hrmm suddenly I remembered a quote from optimus prime of transformers 2 "I'll take you all on!" sure fighting againts the police seems retarded, much less stupid..

So I bombed another place wheres there innocent people living.. OMG what hv i Done?? Theres no turning back now.. You know in CSI where ppl said "criminals tend to go back to their crime scene".. So did I in the dream!! I went back and checked make sure I didnt leave any evidence.. For some reason, People noticed me.. Oh I'm in trouble??

My suspicion came true.. Police cars came "swarming" my house.. Wait, how did I get a new house when my original house was bombed? =.=" (a dream faulty there).. I fled to the back door.. Like a techies using a remote bomb I said "See you die".. BOOOMER BOOM! hrmm how evil I was.. Some police survived the epic explosion.. They still searching for me...

I ran as fast as I can... Remembered a quote from LOTR that gandalf says to Frodo "When you travel, Stay out of the road!' Who am I to surpass the speed of a police car? So yes I hided away from the road, blend myself with nature and buildings.. The police, beginning to comform that it is my crime, looked all out for me..

Search as they may, they'll never find me ^_^

I guess "You can run, but you can't hide" is not necessarily true :/

-bri boomer-

Wednesday, March 31

Hell Question.


Got an email from a friend and I thought it was interesting.. The email is as follows:

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :

Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

I think there is a flaw somewhere. Or it could just mean Hell defy the logic. Interesting answer though.

Sunday, March 28

Lost Key





Last Sunday we had bbq and played volleyball a bit. It was fun going outside even though it was a bit cold. Unfortunately asip locked the door but lost the key! We search it for like 1hour and decided to call public safety to open up our house with their master key.

Tomorrow I have clinical psychology exam! So nervous =.=

Saturday, March 27

Nikon d5000


Just bought it last week and I like it very much! My first dslr camera =.=" Still not mastering how to use to its best potential but I think I have a general Idea. Now my main source of tutorial is youtube. Who knew youtube can be more than just an entertainment source.

Registered with Flickr and probably will upload some cool edited pictures there in the future..

Class has been great. Not. So many papers to write. Not fun :/

Alone again. Might as well sleep.. T_T

Tuesday, March 23

bad

This is bad.

Got TA kiasu.

Omg mahu Roger jd TA saya T_T

what to do? So many things to do! Is this the end?

Friday, March 5

Spring Break




Finally having my spring break!! what to do? where to go? I want to go somewhere atleast.. It doesnt hv to be far as long as its fun.. more economical if possible : P

Well this spring break is not necessarily a gd feelinsg at first.. Coz I hv midterms and Homework that is due after spring break .. So i guess i couldnt be away too much..

Almost finish playing demon's soul!! only 2 more bosses to go.. it proves that if you dnt give up and practise much, you can do it! (not for all though) wish i could apply this more in academic xD


Wednesday, February 24

Weird Dream


Go


Yesterday, I dream I am a pro Go player. It was really weird! coz i am super bad at go =.=.. so I was hang out with my friends who's also are Pro Goers. But thing in that world, I didnt play go for a while. My friend asked me to play againts random amateur that we can find nearby..

I said to them:
"amateur? Gimme any amateur and i can beat them in 20 moves!"


So my friend hook me up to an amateur that I know of..(manche) We played.. The dream kinda fast forward to the point where I have to make a critical move.. I felt like the game is so complicated and I've become the REAL me, the one that doensnt know how to play go..

In the current game position, I was 3-way trapped by the amateur, he could gain points either by 100, 1000, or 10000.. But i didnt see the 10000 point move... after a while, I moved to avoid the 1000 points.. just to find out that manche moved to take the 10000 points! But then he said it was 30000 points because of the special formation he make.. Idk whats going on but i nodded agreeing it was 30000 (dnt want make myself look like a noob)..

I resigned.. (impossible to make a comeback).. I said to them: "I havent played for a while!! I lost my touch"! I beg to my friend Marcus to teach me how to be pro again but he said "DO YOU THINK ITS EASY TO BE A PRO??" and then we're about to fight.. the dream ends..

what an educational dream :P

Monday, February 22

Best of luck to my friend

A very good friend of mine just broke up with his gf..

Apparently he blame the long distance relationship.. College is tough and he had a really bad weeks so he was not in the mood and broke up with his gf..

When he come to his senses and more calm, he tried to make it back to his gf but his gf did not forgive him..

I feel really sad coz I always thought they were very cute together.. I guess long distance is not for everybody.. He did manage to keep it up for years though..

whats done is done.. But its hard to move on.. I know coz ive been stuck in this bad feeling for awhile now... Idk how to go out of this shell.. =.=

Regardless, ive wish him the best of luck.. let us have a more happy life.. slowly, but surely :)

Sunday, February 14

Saya nak cuti

Apparently, my cousin Zaimah is entering a Mas competition called "Saya nak cuti". Basically the competition is about people introducing themselves and arguing why they deserve to have a free trip. (kinda desperate huh?). Still its a good thing if she win. I mean, really. I myself would love to get a free trip to Hanoi or whatever.. lol..

You guys should totally check her "hillarious" introduction video here and possibly vote:

Imah introduction video

Hrmm... miss malaysia already :/

Sunday, February 7

demon's soul

bought a game called demon soul for ps3.. dnt really like it but cant return it to the store :\

Me:"But I thought u guys got 7 day return policy?"
Them:"Thats only for unopened games.. If it already opened, you can only change it for a new one if it has a problem."
Me:"But I dont like it"
One of boy staff:"You dont like it? Too hard huh?"
Me: :)
Them:"I am really sorry.. I hope I can help.. You could trade it in for 1/3 of the price"
Me:"So cheap.. I guys I'll Just play it then : ("

left the store, broken hearted..

Global Unification

Based on my friend's advice, In order for me to improve my sociallness and be less shy, I had to go out and go to events.. Luckily, yesterday there is an event called Global Unification held at RIT which is a good place for me to be less shy, reduce my social phobia and become more social (supportive) : D

Hence, the point of coming there was really to interact with people.. Sure for someone like me, it wasnt an easiy task.. I was quickly overwhelmed by the amount of malay ppl present.. From the familiar faces like pao, naje, freshman, to unfamiliar faces like najmi, mat, jie... But this time I control it a bit... I didnt manage to talk to all of em, but I did manage to make conversation with lot of people.. I guess its true that a simple "Hi" wont hurt..

I think Im improving.. The world of socialness has never been this fun : D I wanna be a better person!! I love people!! LoL


Congratulations to all the performers of MySA and the supporters!! You guys show amazing spirit :) Keep up the good work xD


Thursday, February 4

Root of all evil

SNOW -> Cant wear nike shoes -> Dry lips -> Blizzard and uber cold > Slippery road (caution!) -> First bus delayed due to snow! -> Bus move slower than ever -> Reached second bus stop but missed the second bus because of the delayed first bus (oh Great!) -> Wait for next one (about 35 minutes) -> Arrived to class late > Owned

So yeah I do love the cute white thing called snow ^_^

Wednesday, February 3

Bold

How can someone be so bold? I feel like ive been shy all my life and I want to discover how to be bold.. People says that well if you want to be bold, you should just ignore what people think about you.. I find that very hard to do.. I always think about myself and ive always avoided attention.. Really need to learn the secret to be more bold and confident o_O

Because when I shy, it usually lead to more negative things like depression, social phobia, anxiety, disjoy.. I never ment to be rude or ignorant to anyone, I just cant handle the pressure of social interaction. (why is there a pressure to begin with?) T_T

Yesterday, when i was taking the bus to the University, A man went inside the bus, saying loudly with energy in his voice "Does anyone have a dollar? I forgot my pass card this morning." No one answered for a sec so I decided to help him.. Ofc I was shy to answer myself, so I decided to (halfly) raise my hand, he sees me and I give him the dollar..

It literally amaze me.. I, even in my wildest dream, I would never do such thing.. Probably in the most desperate situation I would beg the bus driver for mercy (cause it was 1 person attention compared to the whole bus!).. Lately my shyness is getting worse..

This madness has to stop before it get too worse and to the point where I dont have friends anymore.. The feeling is there, just need to "make it work".. Someone also say to me that no matter how smart you are, you wont go far in carreer if you too shy and dont have social skills...

Such a dilemma...

Tuesday, February 2

Change

How many times have I said I wanted to change yet still remain unchanged? Hopefully this time I'll be able to pull this off -.-" Btw mahmud, mls nak wat yg tag2 tu.. yours is interesting though.. mine probably s*** so better not o_O

Tuesday, January 26

kiasu

zomg ..

On my web programming class, there is an assignment where you have to do a web page related to pie.. So our professor, as funny as he always is, said you can have extra credit if you bring your own baked pie to class..!

"Make the pie described in this assignment and bring it to class to share on 1/27/2010. Replace the stock picture of the pie on the web page with your very own pie (or the fun you had baking it)."

we were laughing and ofc, no ppl actually bothered to do such thing.. thats what i originally thought.. but, i was wrong! Turns out there this girl actually make the pie and bring it to class.. Talk about kiasu o_O



sweet~


So the question now, how far are you willing to go for an extra credit ?

A quote came to mind atm:
"I'll do anything for an A" (mak Sam Witwicky from transformers 2 while high, 2009)


Sunday, January 24

Eternal Sonata



Played a RPG called Eternal Sonata and it was very fun! It was interesting that you can use 3 different controllers to control the 3 different characters in battle. So me, mio, sometime jiji, and asip played it together and we have our own favorite character to play with. Also loved the counterattack and guard system.

Our favorite character:
Mio - Serenade, Beat
Asip - Viola, Falsetto
Me - Fredrick, Salsa
Jiji - Crescendo, Polka

It also has very cool HD graphic.. One flaw is probably because of its story is too long... After this I'm waiting for other 3 rpg games to choose from (which is not released yet):
1.White Knight Chronicles.
2.Star Ocean.
3.FF XIII

While thats fun and all, recently I learn how to convert base 10 numbers to binary numbers (base 2).. You learn that in school before.. Like how 5 in base 10 is 101 in binary.. But what I learn is a bit more complicate.. Like convert 3.46x10^5 to binary number or something o_O Still not sure how to do it, so I guess I hv to read the notes back :\ (though I doubt how knowing to do that actually matters.. For exam sake I guess?)

Thursday, January 21

Am I alone?

I just IMed my friend zati, my chess mate during high school, and the the only same batch MARA student who is the same like me, Persuing Computer Science..

Barry: hi zati
Zati: hiiiiii
Zati: long time no see
Barry: ko dah start kelas ek (Did you start class already?)
Zati: da (yup)
Zati: ko wat pe tue/ (what are you doing)
Zati : ?
Barry: so ko skrg major ape? : P (what are you majoring now?)
*already suspected she changed major because she was taking really weird class b4*
Zati : food engineering
Zati : :D
Barry : ..........
Barry : what happen to cs?
Zati: hahahahahhahahaha

And Muni told me before that a lot of JPA student in our batch also changed major.. Well this is really discouraging.. Thank god I also indulge myself with psychology.. Hopefully my plan on getting double major works :p

Most important of all, I just discovered lately that I just want to be a MRSM (high school) teacher! lololol >.<