Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Less Is More

i was so ecstatic when i saw this on google
straight away my mind was saying
"i know this! chicago school , illinois institute of technology. Mies van der Rohe !"
history of architecture all over again -__-!

ok bersedia untuk nada poyo budak architecture
haha aku rasa macam aku dalam secret society pulak . 
cuma 'certain' org je boleh tafsir gambar doodle google ni . hahaa . 
ok sumpah poyo  tak perlu. hahaa. but it's fun seeing google doodle tribute to one of the otai of the architecture world.

even though i am not into your 'less is more' philosophy, still,
happy belated birthday mr Ludwig Mies van der Rohe!
confirm ko kat kubur asyik terbatuk batuk je sebab nama ko asyik disebut2 je dlm dunia arki ni.

random note
btw. doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.
courtesy of google .

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jalankan Tanggungjawab Anda

Sudah kah anda menjalankan tanggungjawab anda?
Dah daftar mengundi ??
General election coming soon . pls register yourself as voters
exercise your rights!
tak kira la ko undi dacing ke , pau ke ,rocket ke , bebas ke 
tak kisah la yang penting ko undi
bukan setakat buat bising spt tin kosong di blog

pegi daftar cepat sebab aku baca kat paper hari tu last on the 31 of mac
selepas 31 ko akan undi for the next election

"if u have time to whine and complain about something, then you have time to do something about it"
Anthony J.D'Angelo

"we must be the change we wish to see in the world",
Mahatma Gandhi

"You may never know the results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results"
Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Done with SPM, now what ?? : A Guide For Further Studies and what to expect

SPM is over, now what ?
i'm done with SPM in 2005 , went to uni in 2006, graduated in 2011, now i'm currently working in a firm
i'm no expert but i just wanna share what i went through to be where i am now.

the 2011 SPM results was the best recorded in five years .
congrats . 559 scored straight A+'s  in the 2011 SPM .
so if u are planning to score a a scholarship for medicine without straight A's in hand. think again . ur chances are pretty much slim.

On scholarship
there are a lot of scholarship around. depends, on what course u are taking. big companies like maybank and such are giving out scholarship depends on the area u wish to study. not to forget scholarship negeri like yayasan sabah , yayasan johor etc. make sure u are sabahan and of sabahan parentage to score yayasan sabah scholarship. sad to say i can't even apply for this as my parents are semenajung and i was born in sabah. my advise if u are johorean stay in johor ,make babies in johor , so that your child can apply for negeri scholar.

and if u do not manage to score any scholarship before hand, fret not, just remember to score in your first semester and apply for a JPA scholarship. i also do not know about this before hand. i guess i'm just not aware about it . what i'm trying to say here , there are so many ways to obtain scholarships or loan so don't make money an issue to not continue your tertiary studies.

ok enough about scholarship, what if your results are not that fantastic to score one???
PTPTN loan . this is the answer for u
everybody i know who applied for PT confirm dapat . serious
but if u think your parents can support u, don't take PTPTN. after u finish off your studies, even before getting a job, u already owe rm 20000. that's a lot. while studying, u don't see it , u only see it afterwards when u have to actually pay for it. haha. but it's only rm100 per month. rest assured u'll be paying until u die .

what did i do ?
my way to tertiary level education
my results were mediocre. and when everybody filled in the form for matriculation program, i did not. my advice is if u don't think u can score n do well matriculation. DON'T GO for matriculation. i'm serious . even though u are promised with a place in the local university, but if u do not do well enough , u will get 'lelong' to any courses left to be filled. true story.

after SPM, i applied for local u . Filled in my upu form. And hoped for the best. i didn't apply for anything else. i had no back up plans. my first choice was architecture in uitm , second choice was something else can't remember , and the last few choices was chemical engineering /engineering and the last one was law.
thank god everything worked out . manage to score an interview for architecture in uitm . and finally landed a place in uitm studying architecture. syukur, everything was smooth sailing.

also make sure the course u applied for is accredited. so that all the years u spent on studying won't go to waste.

in order to choose the best course for you. please make sure u do a background check on what u will be learning and the working life after. most of the time spm leavers just pick and choose a course that they think are suited for them . one thing for sure , get advise from people taking the similar course u intended to take , get advise from the professionals. i think lack of advise and exploring job scope of what u intend to do in life leads spm leavers into taking up the wrong course. most important of all , do what u love to do. not what your parents dreamt of u doing. or else u will be wasting your time .

job market 
u might wanna be a disc jockey , pilot and what not . by all means chase your dreams. but don't forget to check the market demand. Some of my pilot friends still haven't scored a job till this day. but look forward ,your expertise might not be needed now, but maybe there is a demand for it in the few years to come.

the decision u make after spm pretty much gonna be the thing u'll be doing for life .
and whatever your spm result was , itu tak menjanjikan apa apa kat dunia ni. it's just a stepping stone. hard work and determination are all that matters. CGPA is the last thing people look at . not your bloody spm result. unless, spm is the last exmination u ambik -__-!

**my thoughts and experience might differ from others. this is just something that i went through . insight on what u'll be expecting after spm.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

thoughts and what not

it's been three months now.
yup. i've been working for three months plus.
surprise. surprise .
even i'm surprised that i lasted this long.

work gradually becomes a routine.
a routine that passes through time . fast .
though it's becoming a routine , i still
i still have trouble waking up early in the morning
trying to stay up in the office is another thing
coffee helps though. coffee helps a lot.

after work , i still
i still get tired
even after a few months
so if i don't go out at night
i eat and retreat to bed .

sometimes i just can't go to sleep
i just stare and lay on my bed
or i read my timeline on twitter
which is normally flooded by insomniac
i shut down at 1.30-2.00pm and wake up at 7.05am

work gradually has been ok
learned quite a lot of things
alhamdulillah .
a few friends joined in the timesquare community
timesquare used to be boring
but now much better :)

i still wonder how people go through their whole life
working from 9 to 5
i'm truly amazed
because for 3 months i felt that
i haven't achieved much .
only thing i can be proud of is that i'm working

i think i can do a lot more
achieve more things
i think i'm not using my whole potential
now i'm stuck in a phase
ok i'm working , what now ??

time management is certainly the culprit here
no actually
it's procrastinating
i normally have a thousand things to do on my to-do-list
but i end up procrastinating
god help me

i read the papers the other day
the article wrote that a to-do-list can make you even more distracted
instead the article recommends to keep your to-do-list short and
decide what's important and stick to it for the day

the article wrote that we are living in an era of information overload
tweeting while watching tv , flicking through magazines while on the phone
we are living in a media heavy , socially networked life nowadays.
which is mostly true

i tweet when i'm at work
i go online when i'm at home
i'm looking at a screen practically 80 percent of the day
wake up and i will scroll my bb for twitter timeline

the article said that in the upcoming book by the author
'sleeping with your smartphones'
argues that phones need to be switched of and 'outsmarted'
ngeh . funny but surprisingly true .
most of the time with the help of technology these days, i procrastinate
and delay things from getting done.

if u are still reading my jibber jabber
my point really is that
if i manage to manage my time, myself ,really well,
i guess i can achieve much more in these few months past

i think time flies really fast
and i should make the most out of it
still am. still trying .
organizing my mind. organize my life .
insyaallah :)