Video of the Week: Beckham plays Beethoven's Ode To Joy



Well, don't we all just love David Beckham? :D


So Stuck - Madonna's Hung Up Tune


Time goes by too quickly
Time goes by too quickly
Time goes by too quickly
Time goes by too quickly
Time goes by too quickly
Time goes by too quickly

Every little thing that I say or write
I'm so stuck
I'm so stuck so long
Waiting for ideas
Every night and day
I'm fed up
I'm tired of waiting so long

Time goes by too quickly for I want slow
No time to hesitate 
Those who run seem to have all the fun
I'm caught up
I don't know what to do

Time goes by too quickly
Time goes by too quickly
Time goes by too quickly
I don't know what to do

Every little thing that I say or write
I'm so stuck
I'm so stuck so long
Waiting for ideas
Every night and day
I'm fed up
I'm tired of waiting so long

Mmpfft. Release stress. I have 2 more days to complete my assignment that is due on Monday.
Cha yuk cha yuk.




Video of the Week: Criminal Minds Season 7 Finale - "Hit" "Run"

If you know me well, I'm a big big biggggggggg fan of Criminal Minds.. and it's the only series that I follow up till now. So I'm not gonna share the link to the video in case the channel gets banned :O But if you want, you can ask me for the link I'll personal message you. Teehee.

The video features the last 1 and half hours of my life without Criminal Minds until September (at least) and this would also be one of the last few times I'll be seeing Paget Brewster on the show. Yes, "Emily Prentiss" is leaving the show. Nuuuu.

What I love about Criminal Minds is not just about how "cool" investigation takes place, but that each character has their own story to share.. and some cases really features some interesting unsubs.

Sob. Hopes season 8 comes quickly. Go watch, search it! It's kinda easy to find. Otherwise just email me :D Prepare some tissues if you are a Criminal Minds fan because the ending is rather... SAD T_T~

The First Week

Hey you. You, the one reading this. I can't believe you're still visiting my blog *cries*. You know, sometimes the only motivation for me to update this blog is really because I want my visitors to continue visiting this blog. No, jokes. Visitor counts and earning aside, blogging has been a great outlet to write whatever I want. It's a great avenue to write anything I want (but of course nowadays, I don't write anything I want like how I used to a few years ago -_-).

I bet you've noticed the lack of update on this blog already. How pathetic. I attended orientation last week and I have already begun classes since Monday. Oh my gosh. Time flies isn't it? The first week of degree is going to an end. I'm taking 3 subjects this short semester. It's my first short semester. People say it's challenging taking 3 subjects in a short semester. I see why. Everything is so rushed. I already have 2 assignments that's gonna be due in the next 2 weeks. Whut? 10 pages. My gosh. It's time to really put crapping skills into use...Buahaha..

For those who have been asking. I'm actually studying Mass Comm now. Taking Intro toComm, Social and Business Comm and Sociology. For now, I'm having mixed feelings. Some of the things I'm learning in these classes are being repeated because I've already learn them in foundation. That makes me really sleepy in class. But these subjects are really interesting really, take for example Intro to Comm. Lecturer is from India (with rather thick Indian slang heh :P) and his classes is mostly very interactive and in his classes so far, we've been discussing about media and mass media.. and I'm really interested in topics like the new media, I rike. For Sociology, I've always been interested in Psychology and in Sociology, there are some elements I've found quite similar and interesting. Even the part where lecturer was introducing the pioneers Sociology like Auguste Comte and Karl Marx ..very interesting.. Social and Business Comm is a bit sien so far.. Anyway, I haven't really found friend(s) that I can clique with T^T. Sadly. Ironic, because most people study Mass Comm are extroverts. Whut. Lol.


Well besides college, I'm currently trying to improve my photography skills. Using 50mm lens now. My shaky hands sucks trying to survive without VR. Still playing around with this although I know 35mm would be a better lens to play with compared to 50mm. And my kits' VR is having problems. Emo.

Gah, I should be starting my assignments. See you soon! 



Video of the Week: (Burger) Protest infront of Ambiga's House



So you must be wondering why is this video of the week because I started video of the week because I feel that worth is worth sharing should be shared (errr...).  This video reflects how Malaysians are and which direction Malaysia is going to. Pathetic and childish were the two words that came to mind as I watched this video. Malaysia. Once one of the leading countries in Asia, where are we heading to? I fear if this is going to continue. Sad to say, many of us are still stuck in our ignorance, indifference, ethnocentrism.. where we cannot put away our difference for mutual benefit. Very sad. Very very sad. 

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On another note, wishing every Mama out there, Happy Mother's Day! :)

Degree

So.... degree starts tomorrow. I have not receive any letter from HELP. So apparently some people already had gotten their letter about the completion of foundation. But.. no letters for me! :( Anyway, degree starts tomorrow. Degree starts TOMORROW! And I'm so unprepared. I don't know what to expect. I hate going through the process of new environment AGAIN. Alamak. I think next time I'm going to be those fellas that work 20 years in a company. Ngek. Okay, so I have adapted to this "college lifestyle".. I know when I first got into college I was whining about how long the hours that I had to spend in college. But now I've gotten used to it. How to say? And I think I'm going to abandon this blog again very soon.. so there goes my unique counts. Oh oh..

Oh ya, you know I was complaining about not getting ICS for my S2 the other day? Then I found out a few days later Samsung already updated Kies to allow Singapore units upgrade to ICS. YES!!! Yeah, my S2 is from SG because I won it and the organizers got the S2 from SG. Yay! So finally, my S2 is operating on ICS..it doesn't lag but the apps keep crashing lately. Mann.. But still, I think the battery lasts longer now.

BTW I came across this video. Genius! Haha.. and I totally agree with what this guy have to say!




Video of the Week: How Oil Prices Affect the Economy: Calling for a Third Industrial Revolution



Epipheo Studios actually makes a lot of good educational videos (and adverts too) and I found this interesting. While the information in the video might not be entirely correct, I think the video still gives us a very basic understanding how economy works.. Hurhur. Go check out their other vids :)


Samsung Galaxy S3/SIII First Impressions, Specs and Features

Let me begin my clarifying I'm non-geek nor expert in phones. So this post is based on your average user thoughts. And nope, no hands on review or anything.



Samsung Mobile #UNPACKED happened this morning, at 2 A.M. (Malaysian time). So the full specifications and features were revealed via live stream. However, a big mistake occured because the review of Samsung Galaxy S3 was already out even before #UNPACKED happened.



My first impression? The design sucks. Yeah. I know a lot of people are saying that this Galaxy S3 looks like Nexus and I agree. I would think that Galaxy S2 (which I am using) looks better than Galaxy S3. So it's rather disappointing. With so many smartphones available in the market now, Samsung ought to do better. Just look at Sony's Xperia S/U/P or even Nokia Lumia 800; I think those designs look great. Well, you do know how many people would also go for design besides specs. Exterior is one of  the greatest selling point.



Obviously, Samsung Galaxy S3 would be operating on Android 4.0.4 ICS. For those who are not familiar with smartphones and you're not sure what's Android and ICS, here's what I've got to say. ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich - it's the codename for the version) and it's just the best version of Android (the name of the operating system..like your Windows) available at the moment.

Display for S3 would be 4.8" HD Super AMOLED with resolution of 1280x720 pixels. I also found it disappointing that the main camera is only 8MP because I was expecting at least 12MP (because Xperia S have 12.1mp camera yo! :P). But anyway.. I figure, it's kinda pointless having high MP camera on phones because haven't anyone realized that they CANNOT zoom when taking pictures? Otherwise the photos would be pixelated and blurred. Sigh. That is one thing these manufacturers can improve on.

S3 also features "Zero Lag Shutter" and burst mode capabilities, similar to HTC One X. It can shoot up to 20 frames in a single shot with at about 3.33 FPS but I think still lose out to HTC One X as HTC One X is capable of shooting a maximum of 99 continuous shots at 4 FPS (die lah your memory :P). For those who are not familiar with photography terms, FPS = Frames Per Second. 3.33 FPS is not too bad for a camera on phone because my Nikon D5100 DSLR can shoot up to 4 FPS. Oops.

One thing I love about my S2 is that internal storage is large enough for my usage and even if it's not, there's always a microSD slot. Similarly, S3 offers wide internal storage, you can choose either 16/32/64gb of internal storage. Not enough? There's microSD slot for you :D

As for the sim, you'll need to get a microsim in order to use the phone. Video capabilities is about the same as many other smartphones out there - 1080p videos. Height and width for S3 is 136.6mm and 70.6mm respectively. Basically, S3 is slightly bigger than Nexus, a lil much more bigger than S2 and way smaller than Note. How about that? :P




Then there's this feature in S3 called Smart Stay. It's this eye-tracking technology in the device that will go to sleep mode once your eyes avert from the display. So next time when you're texting on your bed, late midnight, and you suddenly fall asleep, your phone would follow you and to go to sleep too :P

Another feature would be Smart Alert, S3 will vibrate to let you know you have missed calls or messages. Not sure if this feature is really that effective. :1


Samsung Galaxy S3 also features Social Tag where the device will automatically pre-tag pictures that you have taken. I think this feature is quite similar to what is found in HTC Radar's Photo Hub.

There's also the Direct Call feature where if you are texting and you want to call instead, all you need to do is just lift your phone to your ear and it will dial to your friend automatically. I'm not sure if this feature is a good idea.. Because just imagine if you're always doing this gesture then you would be calling every single person that you are texting..hmm..

There is also S Voice it recognizes voice command.. like Siri I supposed. But I think at the moment, nothing can beat Siri.

Hmm. I think that's about it. Be sure to check out Samsung's website for full features and specs.

Malaysians can expect the Galaxy S3 as soon as end of May or in June. While I am here, still waiting for my ICS update for my S2 which was supposed to be launched in Malaysia/Singapore by April. Still waiting..still waiting..

As a S2 user, I'm pretty much satisfied with my phone for now and there's no plans to change my phone. If everyone is expecting Galaxy S3 to be the next "revolutionary" phone, I'm sorry to say this is not it. With so much of choice for smartphones nowadays, I wonder what would be the ultimate selling point? 

P/S: All images from this post is taken from Samsung Mobile (link) and Samsung Website (link)

Is Over

YEP. The wait. Is Over :D

Results was released yesterday at 10.00a.m.. But server was already failing at 9.55a.m. Everyone was anxious I guess. Camping at the site. LOL. Also, this is not the first time of course.

But, at 10.15a.m I still can't login and view my results..


Yea, I was about to break my keyboard. LOL. 5 minutes later, managed to quickly sneak into my account and check my results and..BAM! It was infront of my eyes. Hurhur. Honestly, it didn't register in my mind what I got. I was like "Oh...Okay..". I was all prepared to go to college to register for degree but I gotta view my results first. Hmm.

And, Moral results wasn't out by then. But my friend told me later yesterday that it was out. Heart pumping like mad when I check. :'( I hate Moral. Moral was the subject I feared the most actually -_-ll But you know what, I passed, with Credit! BUAHAHA. Okay la, I knew I did very badly in finals but who cares.

My results were not bad :) Before last semester begin, I calculated I had to get at least 3 credits in order to get scholarship. In the beginning of the semester, I was puking blood because I was just passing my quiz and exams for Business -_-; When midterms came, it was even more heartbreaking because all my midterm papers did not get any higher than 14 out of 20 percent. -_-; 

So when assignments came, I was determined to do well. Same for presentations and projects. Overall, things turned out well, and I must really thank God for giving me patience.. because I was about to explode in some point of time..being in some situations where me, being me, I'm very quick to..react.. :1. And there was even a point of time where, lecturer thought my group cheated in (well he didn't really say we cheated, he implied.. because he was saying the Turnitin report that we submitted with the assignment didn't tally with the one in the system. But it wasn't our problem, because if he checked properly from the Turnitin report my group submitted, the report written clearly who submitted it (which was me)..and he didn't cross check the Turnitin system using my name with the one I submitted with the report but with instead with my groupmate's name. WHUT? Of course it doesn't tally then -_-!) Then when I was explaining to the lecturer at that time, I was getting a little emosi dy -_-!

ANYWAY. Thank God. Really, thank God. My CGPA for foundation will help me get a scholarship for first year in degree (and the amount is about 3x more than what I got for foundation! :D). YEAH!!! Lol. Of course, people who did better for SPM would have gotten a lot more. Who ask I didn't do well in SPM T^T. 

All is good. :)


That Wait


I'm currently feeling very anxious. Not just about results, but the whole idea of entering into degree. This is the stage where "your fate is sealed". Konon. Also, blur case me.. I'm starting to think that orientation might just be TOMORROW. And I have no idea at all when is orientation. But in the first place, I haven't even register for degree. Whut? Yeah, why can't help just make everything easier by telling us everything right at our face..and also release results much earlier (as they promised -__-). Aih.