Monday, October 30, 2006

Periodic Table

Just thot i'd share this with u guys... Haha.. It has been handed out from generations of tenants living in my room for past few years.... priceless

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Prayer times

Wah.. i feel very disoriented.. after resetting daylight savings, now the current prayer times are :

Fajr/Subuh : 5:06 am
Sunrise : 7:01 am
Dhuhr : 11:53 am
Asr : 2:13 pm
Maghrib : 4:43 pm
Isha : 6:34 pm

waaaahh... now i can feel the winter creeping in. :)

What is Daylight Savings?, you may ask. Here is information from wikipedia ;

Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time, is a widely used system of adjusting the official local time forward, usually by one hour from its official standard time, for the spring, summer, and early autumn periods.

The term Daylight savings time, although commonly used, is technically incorrect.

DST is most commonly used in temperate regions, due to the considerable variation in the amount of daylight versus darkness across the seasons in those regions.

Governments often tout it as an energy conservation measure, on the grounds that it allows more effective use of natural sunlight resource in summer time. Since there is less darkness in the "waking day", there is less use of electric lights. Some opponents reject this argument (see below, Criticism).

Europeans commonly refer to the system as summer time: Irish Summer Time, British Summer Time, and European Summer Time. This is reflected in the time zones names as well, e.g., Central European Time (CET) becomes Central European Summer Time (CEST).

The word "summer" in this context includes most of spring after the spring equinox and a large part of autumn. Likewise, the word "winter" here includes part of autumn and a few weeks in spring. This varies by time zone, of course, and can change over time as well.


You don't get daylight savings in Malaysia.. uuh... time-disorientation!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Cepatnya masa

Cepatnya masa terbang, dah lebeyh 5 minggu dah kat manchester ni. Dah separuh sem. Rasa cam tak belajar ape pon, stadi pon malas, rasa nak bungkus dalam duvet jek. uhuh. bebst wo0o0, sejuk sejuk pas tu bungkus dlm duvet. Tapi akibatnye mmg tak study la kan. Tido banyak gile. Gemuk sebab tido la gamaknya.. eheh. (walhal sebelum ni pon mmg dah gemuk)

Kat sini Raya rasa sama cam malaysia. Tak homesick pon. Ramai org melayu sini, be it melayu malaysia, melayu indon, atau pon melayu brunei. First day raya open house sampai 3. Termasuk la kat university hall. And masa ni la ak kenal lagi ramai org malaysia kat sini. Tapi tu la kan, kene careful, sebab kalau sangkut ngan org malaysiaaaa jek, bila nak kenal org lain? kalau kenal org malaysia jek baik duduk malaysia, tak gitu? Tapi pada aku mampus la kan, raya kira exception.. sebab nak makan rendang ayam, satay, kuih raya, etc. Kira tak exception la. :)

My first [part-time] job
Nop cipok, not ur kind of job.. hehe. Ni part-time job. dapat jugak kerja part-time. Jadi helper a.k.a kuli untuk exhibition. Kerjanya simple, tolong exhibitors unload/load barang, pas tu serve coffee and tea. All that for 5.50 pounds per hour. 44 pounds per day. kalau convert, that is already RM300 sehari. Ahaha. berapa kali ganda gaji engineer. Dah la stress-free. Tadek call-centre call malam-malam. Alhamdulillah, boss pon ok, dia suka aku kerja, and tak kisah aku tambah sehari kerja (originally janji nak kerja 1 hari jek). Lepas ni siap offer lagi, untuk next month nye exhibition.

Did i mention exhibition tu untuk science, engineering and IT company cari graduates? Kira serampang 2 mata la sebenarnyer, sambil kerja, sambil cari kerja. Banyak offer sebenarnyer. Especially bidang Business IT ni. Banyak betul company yg buat IT solution. Banyak gak company yg interesting ; BP, BT, ATOS, LogicaGMC, Lloyds, Bank of England, shell, Siemens, HP, and macam lagi. sume suruh aku apply. Yg lagi best sebab my degree was in Engineering. Apparently it's a good thing kalau ada degree dlm bidang lain.

Sini ada graduate scheme. Companies offer position, die macam internship for 2-3 years, depending on which company, but still gaji cam gaji starting. Best wo0o0. dahsyatt.. dahsyatt. Belajar jek, pas tu rotate kat semua department yg berkenaan.

Cuma problemnya, kalau nak apply, most company set , kena ada work permit dulu. Tak pe, boss aku sure tahu nye sebab die careers advisor kat university. Sambil amik gaji nanti aku tanya.. yes yes!

Oh, berkembang sikit circle of friends, sebab dah ada kawan kerja. budak manchester ada la 3-4 org, derang buat politics, economics, drama, etc. Dari china pon ada, mostly Phd. Sorang jek ACCA, satu group. Interesting.

Did you guys know that there is NO TEA LEAVES in a Ginseng Tea? or Ginger Tea? I didn't. Baru jek tahu. Heheh..

Ok la.. nak pi keluar tengok wayang. Cerita The departed. And macam biasa, hari jumaat malam, aku akan lepak Moberley hall (Salah satu university hall). Biasanya akan lepak main pool and ping pong sampai kol 3 pagi.

Esok pagi open house kat Old Trafford!.. ho yeah!!!!!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

First time!

Apa la si Farah ni, tag aku plak. Biasanya tak layan.. tapi Farah nye pasal kan.. layannnn..

1) 1 Ramadhan 1427 Hijrah anda berbuka puasa dengan siapa dan dimana?
Buka ngan housemet. First time dalam seumur hidup try masak. Ayam goreng kicp jadi ayam goreng apa tahhh.. hahah

2) Apa persiapan anda menjelang hari raya?

Takde apa. Sedia perut.. sebab sini nanti open house sure banyak.. tapi tak la sebanyak Malaysia. Kurus wo0o0 sini.

3) Sepanjang sebulan berpuasa, agak2 kemana lokasi berbuka yang akan menjadi pilihan anda?

McDougalls Mosque : Nasi Briyani Kambinggg!!! Yummyyyy!!

4) Pendapat anda,berbuka puasa di Hotel?

Tadak hal punya, tapi jangan la selalu. Tapi kalau perasan anak raja.. buleyh la.

5) Adakah anda suke menghantar kad raya (by pos) kepada rakan2, sahabat handai dan kekawan anda?

Suka terima kad raya jek.. hahaha.. sejak akhir akhir ni, jadi Hj Bakhil plak.
Suka, tapi dah lama tak buat, email la senangg.. lagi

6) Oleh itu kirimkan lah Kad raya anda kepada gwe di alamat berikut :-
124 Stamford Street, M169LR Old Trafford, Manchester, Lancashire

Tapi confirm tadek org hantar, so.. bagi kat alamat elektronik jek la..

7) Orang - orang yang namanya ada dibawah kena jawap entry nie. + with alamat ye..
Sebab Gue baik.. gue malas nak tag sapa sapa.. kalau tag pon, bukan derang update blog pon? Kan Cipok? Rumet? Farul?Rodek?

Con Air

Just watched Con Air for the 4th time since it was first shown back in 1998. Magnificent movie. That was the first time i heard of Nicolas Cage. There were a few quotes that are really nice. Some are :

Garland Greene: What if I told you insane was working fifty hours a week in some office for fifty years at the end of which they tell you to piss off; ending up in some retirement village hoping to die before suffering the indignity of trying to make it to the toilet on time? Wouldn't you consider that to be insane?
["Sweet Home Alabama" plays in background.]
Garland Greene: Define irony: a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.
Poe: Sorry boss but there's only two me I trust. One is me....the other is not you.
Little Girl: Are you sick?
Garland Greene: Why do you ask?
Little Girl: You look sick.
Garland Greene: I am sick.
Little Girl: Do you take medicine?
Garland Greene: There is no medicine for what I have.

Nice ones huh. I really like the movie. However, I never really understood the scene with the girl and Garland Greene. What is the scene all a bout? What was the message? My IQ must be running low. HUrmm.

Some how after watching Con Air, i feel like watching Face Off. Looking forward to downloading Face Off, starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.

Another quote :

Cyrus: Thank you for choosing Con Air!


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Second week of School

It's starting to get cold here and it is nearing end of autumn. Leaves are starting to turn yellow. I don't really mind the cold weather, but most people just can't stand it when there is a breeze passing through. Yesterday, it was so cold, that my brain froze on the way to campus. It took me some time to un-freeze it and to get it running by the time class starts.

Confession : I peed more than 7 times today. Ahaha.

Anywhoooo... things are getting more and more hectic. Getting more more background reading to do with more and more preparation to do. Having to learn Java programming Language from scratch it self has occupied lots of my time. Yesterday we learnt how to write a code on how to program a socket on a process on a client/server machine to send via udp/tcp transmission methods. Interesting huh..

And get this, for our assignment, we need to develop a java-based web application on the internet. This proves a big task for me since i'm not familiar at all with Programming Languages.The nearest i learnt would be C language, but that is far from being an Object oriented programming language. (Even that, Knowledge on C programming was flushed down the drain 4 years ago, if any).

This are the times that we miss Farul. Don't get me wrong, we also miss him at other times but when it comes to Programming, we all just turn to Farul. :).

Now, Farul would be thinking : 'Other times? what about the time u guys left me behind in USJ after jamming this one night, and many other times'.

Haha. On behalf of others, i apologize. Ahaha. Ok enough sucking up. :P

Alrighty, need to get back to sleep, it' 630 in the morning and i haven't slept since 4 am. Need to get some sleep before going to campus today. Am going to sign up for Spanish class.

Muchos Gracias (the only word for now, more later)