Sunday, September 30, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn.. With Mime!

I was youtube-ing marcel marceau, a mime who has just passed away yesterday on his 84 years of age, when i stumbled upon this concert by natalie Imbruglia.. Smaaarrtt!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wahai Anak Dunia

Ruhil Rawkss!

Shoot 'em up

Memang.. memang kerjanya tembak menembak dari mula sampai habes. Heheh. one of the strongest point that this is an action movie with an actual plot (although the one tough guy beats the shit out of eveyone else theme is still apparent). However, it overdosed the audience with bullshit action. Too much i say.. too much! when a guy jumps out of an airplane and have a gun fight in the middle of the air.. you can just say.. "kot ye pon nak tipu.. jangan la melampau!"

hehe.. what the heck.. i am no pro critique. I'm sure Cipok will have something to say, if he choose to, of course.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pinch Me

1992 - Before UPSR

"Umi, Sa nanti bila dah besar nak pergi belajar oversea, macam abg yang anak member umi tu"

"Heheh, ye ke? ke angan-angan je?"

"Tak pe umi, kita angan-angan dulu, nanti baru boleh jadi betul"

Yeap.. It has been 15 years since i made that pledge, and alhamdulillah, a mere dream of a boy has become a reality.

I still can't believe that my 1-year study in Manchester has come to an end. It has been a very good year, not just academically, but the process of learning as-a-whole. As you can see from my posts for the past year, it has not been just about studying (in fact, most of it weren't..:P). I learnt a lot from the interesting people that i've met, the places that i've gone, and books that i've read.

It has been a worth while experience. Believe me, i have not regretted even a bit, for having decided to come here to Manchester and leave lots of imprtant stuff behind for a while this whole year.

Thank you Umi and Papa for your support.

And Thank you friends, new or old, for the motivation that you showered for the past year.

I still can't believe that i'm here, at this point of juncture in my life.

Pinch me.. so that i know this is real.

That Tapai can now return to his home country, to continue his journey of a thousand steps...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Latest Updates

Salam Ramadhan to all. Hopefully this year's Ramadhan is better than last year's and Insya allah this blessed month shall train us into becoming a better person.

For the past few days, i have been Mosque hopping, trying out food. Heheh. The reason is that Lamb Briyani will only be made available during the second half of Ramadhan due to financial shortage. So at the moment, the McDougle mosque serves dates and milk. Currently Victoria mosque is rated highly by students due to the delicious curry chicken, pakora chicken, with milk syrup drink. Yummy.

The more important thing is not just the food,actually. Although the food is one of the major attractions for students, the ambience of the mosque also plays a major role to get people to come and do ibadah during the month of Ramadhan. (cover balik.. it not just about food bay-behhh!.. haha)

On a more less religious note, i am now making preparations to return to Malaysia. Lost of stuff to do in before returning to Malaysia, like shipping some stuff back and also hand-over of the house finances. But at least, i've bought the ticket. If everything goes well, i will arrive in Malaysia on the 24 of October. That's more or less 1 month to go. Can't wait!.

But before returning, surely, this month won't be put to waste. I am currently updating the contents for the MSD midlands website. (Will provide the link later when the website is fully completed for soft launch). Don't know if i can later use my dissertation application framework as an engine for the full-hard-launch version of this website. That'll be a good portfolio for my resume : a real-life system used by the Government to communicate with students and manage student activities. But we'll see how it goes.

Traveling-wise, a few friends and I are contemplating to go for a road trip to Germany for a week, but no confirmation yet. Looking forward to that, really. One last kopek road trip before returning to Malaysia. Nice..

So, most prolly I'll see you peeps in the Menara Telekom food court this November.


p/s: Haih.. this sucks.. seems like it's the end of one journey..again..

Friday, September 07, 2007

Thesis Update

As of 6 September 2007, the author's thesis write up is completed. However, it is not till tomorrow, upon handing in the dissertation artefacts, a statement can be given that the work needed to be done to earn the MSc in Business Information Technology has ended.

The project was to develop a web-based teaching application for XML learning. This application should be equiped with logon, content navigation, online assessment and also progress tracking. It is decided that the iterative lifecycle approach is taken to develop this application. It is also required that documentation is provided for all stages of the development. This includes the preparatory work, requirement gathering, analysis, design, implementation, and testing. Recommendation is given by the supervisor that the document artefacts should be in the form of Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams.

Figure 1 - Project documentation statistics

The figure above represents the scale of work that was endured during the past 5 days. This is not in the consideration of the preceding web-application development stages, which has taken approximately 3 months to complete (due to the author's inexperience in programming).

It can be concluded that issues faced during the application development were f*ckin tremendous, however, it is fortunate that the author is a f*ckin freakin genius. Without the author's f*ckin talent, it would not have been possible for a dissertation project of this proportion to be succesfully completed. Thus, f*ck this and have a nice day.

Again, it should be reiterated. F*ck this, and have a nice day.

A trip down memory lane

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thesis Update

As of 6:37 p.m. UK time, 5 September 2007.

Word count : 22,345 words (including source code)
Page count : 87 Pages
Progress : 87%

hehe.. kalau dalam Final Fantasy 7... dah nak sampai limit break dah ni.

Chocoboo.... tolonggggg!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Thesis Update

as of 1:20 a.m, 4 September 2007 (UK time = Malaysia Time - 7hrs)

Current word count : 14,577 words
Current page count : 60 pages

Ganbatte ne.. !

Memang tensai ... memang tensai.. hehehe.. sakuragi hanamichi!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Current word count

Current word count : 11,922 words
Current page count : 44 pages

and 2 more days till binding day! yee haww!!

These are the times that makes you want to work again.. heheh. Can't wait!