Long time I haven't posted things in three-three-three. So here we go!


1. When I opened my email, I received a elearning alert showing this:

LOST SHEEP ! Urgent !
by Leonard Chua - Monday, 29 September 2008, 05:27 PM
 

Attention: Tutorial Group 1 Folks,

WANTED

Group 2

Bavani (L)

Dita Anindya

Rathna Devi

Thean Su Vian

 

Hi, all the names mentioned above. I'm Leonard Chua and I happened to be your groupmate. *smile* I've been trying to hunt all y'all down but failed big time. Please get in-touch with me ASAP so that I can be enlightened with the status and progress of our group and assignments ya ? *wink*

 

kindly drop me an email @ chualeo@gmail.com or MSN me @ chua_leonard@hotmail.com 

 

Looking forward to working with you great people. Cheers ! *grin*

 

PEAZE !  

 

Truly Yours,

Leonard


AHAHAHA. Talk about desperate measures. Well, at least you didn't need to resort to swear words like Sam. Visit Leonard here if you happen to be his teammate.


2. I believe in the power of group study.


That was a bit random but yea.


3. Had PSY 303 presentation today. Basically, we're supposed to present about ourselves for 2 minutes about basically anything in our lives. Since I went second, I guess there wasn't much to improve my presentation by since there wasn't any other comparison, but it didn't go that badly. Again I'm not so sure whether I was in-depth enough.


The amazing thing is that when people stood at the podium, they suddenly were able to self-disclose more than I would be able to. I began hearing about people's insecurities, fears, weaknesses, dreams, aspirations, and even broken pasts. There were married people with families, a person with a family with Thalassemia, people who were supressed in their family, people with fears from their schooldays, and even people experiencing deaths. Even though I was the optimistic type, I can't help but empathize with them, knowing how hard it can be to have to go through everything. Then when I look back at my life, I can't help thinking that my life is such a straight road compared to the mountains these people had to go through.


I'm not alone, I guess.


Thanks people, I'm really blessed.


And the rule of thumbs says this: DON'T LISTEN TO RUSSELL PETERS BEFORE ANY PRESENTATION. Yes, this means you Sam.


Min Huei.

Looking forward.


P.S.: Leaving to Penang in a few hours. Can't wait to get away!


P.S.S.: Looks like I'm 'winning' the poll. Stella Ho, you must be very happy now!

I'M TAKING A SABBATICAL TO PENANG.
Means I'm going there and not expecting to be disturbed, anytime, anyhow, anywhat.

Yea. I decided that I really needed a break to think about myself, my life and the people around me. I'll be gone from September 28th 11.59pm (Monday) - October 4th 11.59pm (Saturday)

I'll try to get things done before I leave, so YOU won't need to worry about ME not doing work.

Thanks JuJu and SabSab for being my host for the trip. If anyone would like to sponsor me in any way, I'll promise to mention your business/name/blog/dog/whatever-you-want to the people I meet there.

And if you have any purchase requests, better tell me BEFORE I leave, because I'll resist from picking calls there.

Reminder to self: 
5th October - Mike Connell and Camp Thanksgiving Party. 


Short Message

Happy B'day VIC 'N' ZION.


Hope no one had stomach ache so far.

Will update soon.

The Goth Flashback

Was looking through my old blog and found these two pictures. This is a clear proof of my excellent UBERLEETNESS photoshopping skills. I present to you, Min Huei Goth and Stella Goth!




And YES you are able to vote on your right on who looks uglier. Amazing, isn't it?

Blogger really has issues with happy people. :D

Sorry for slugging too much, will continue the AHA Moment series soon.

For now, I shall reveal, my personality:




Looking back on things, I think my elder sister is also a Sanguine. I think both of us are the only people who can sit together and spontaneously combust in laughter for no apparent reason.

Take the test here. And if you've got time, visit Mae the Machine (for a Choleric example).

Also, today I finally was able to start piano classes again, despite the fact that my dad stopped me from learning when I was still small on the basis of piano playing being feminine (don't ask). To get the services of my sisters' ex-teacher, I had to go as far as Cheras for private lessons, but every moment is worth every cent. Although I know it's gonna require lots of hard work and commitment with having to juggle between this and school work and other events, I'm sure that I will be getting lots of fun with this.

20-year-old Grade 1 student.....

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Blog Breakthrough

Congratulations, I have just made my first income as a blogger:


25 cents.
AHAHAHAHAHAHA.

The amount may not be much, but it signifies an exciting start to this blogging experience. 

Thanks readers!

I'm so glad that I have so many Lukes in my life, although I also have a fair share of Demases.


I also know that I'm a Demas to some people, but I really want to find who I can be a Luke to.

Because your Lukes in your life may not be your Pauls.

Geddit?

NVM.

Min Huei.


HOW I CAN BE SO STUPID!

I found the answer.

Idea of Intimacy
Half 2 of 2


I'm sorry for all the things I've done or said which was of not good heart. I'm sorry for all the things I should have said and done, but have not. It is my dearest wish to tell everyone that it is not my motive to be like this. I am, indeed, still growing and learning.

Please do not take offense by any slip of tongue, any misperceived attitudes. Please do not judge me, while I try not to judge others too.

I can only hope that I have not scarred you deeply, for as I learned today: the scars of the spirit can always be healed but the scar of relationships may last forever.

Forgive me of my insolence.

You know who you are. All of you know who you are.

Your calculated life expectancy is 87 years.

Dr. Hera in CF = WOOT WOOT WOOT!


Part 3 will be short.

Idea of Intimacy
First half (That's why it's short.)

You are surrounded by people you know, at least by name, and probably a little by interests and backgrounds.

Yet your table is empty, every single person seemed to have joined another other person, leaving you alone on a solitary island.

It's alike an extrovert being ostracized - mentally torturous and emotionally challenging.

You try to reach out into another island, yet you never seem to be able to get much close, only a short glimpse of a fading image.

You turn to another to receive the same results.

It's paradoxical - having so many friends, yet having none.

Looking back at the past, this isn't the first time it has happened. In fact, you'd almost think you're a leper.

Why?

I don't know the answer. I'm still searching for it.

When I find it, the second half will begin. Wish me luck.

Melancholically Sanguine
Min Huei



I am a...

Dynamic Thinkers are confident and independent persons. They radiate enthusiasm and energy. Dynamic Thinkers pursue their objectives actively and energetically. They love nothing better than new challenges. This type is the born leader, competent, energetic and responsible. They have a sharp eye for errors and can criticise without mercy if they see the success of a project endangered. They are completely unconcerned as to whether they alienate anyone in the process. But they are always open to objective arguments; they love discussions, they are very gifted rhetorically and they are good at convincing and enthusing others.Dynamic Thinker

As they are very sociable, Dynamic Thinkers like to have a lot of friends around them, preferably those with whom they can share their interests and discuss all sorts of subjects. They are very direct but never in an underhand or scheming manner. If you can bear being spoken to frankly, you have in them a loyal and unwavering advisor as friend. Everything new and unknown stimulates Dynamic Thinkers and awakens their curiosity. However, rules, routine and traditional things arouse their resistance. If something does not go the way they want it to, they can react rather pigheadedly and obstinately.

Dynamic Thinkers expect a great deal of themselves and of others. Whoever does not fit in with their scheme of things does not have it easy. They sometimes appear to be rather severe due to their frankness. Partners and family also find it difficult to satisfy Dynamic Thinkers. They know exactly what they want and compromising is inconceivable to them. Whoever has an Dynamic Thinker as partner should have a strong personality and have a great deal of independence and sufficient self-confidence in order to give this dominating type some opposition. Normally, for Dynamic Thinkers, a partnership only takes second place after their profession. But they like to have someone at their side who is a match for them intellectually, with whom they can pursue mutual objectives and have interesting discussions all night long; preferably factual discussions - sentimentalism and romance are not their thing. 

You can take the test here: http://www.ipersonic.com/test.html

Min Huei's AHA Moment #2

Just got back from HUC CF Camp yesterday and I was really blessed by the amazing experience and the many lessons that I've learnt. I really want to thank the organizers, the participants and most importantly, God, for surprising me beyond my expectations.


Finally I have time to sit down and type out part 2 of this amazing series. Hope you liked part 1 as much as I enjoyed typing it out.

Today I shall talk about

Reading Life

Each person's life story is like a book. When you meet someone new, and you start learning about the person, you are actually reading chapter 1 of the person's story. However, chapter 1 is only the surface of the person's life. If you do continue to be friends and spend quality time together, you'll start going deeper into the person's book and learn more about the person's past experiences, future hopes, desired relationships and wishful expectations. The more you read a person's life story, the closer your relationship tend to be with the person. 

However, there is always a catch when it comes to reading. For one, it is not a sure thing that you will be able to remember exactly what happened in chapter 1 after some time. Thus, you have to go back and read from the beginning again. Some people never get past chapter 1 because of this. Some people are a little more fortunate when they only need a little prompting to remember everything.

Another problem is this: with over 6 billion books to read in the world, how do you know which books to choose? With limited memory, a person should only be able to juggle between 10-50 books of which about 5-10 have been read deeply. This brings us to the horrible truth: you cannot be close friends with everyone. But it doesn't give you any reason not to keep in touch with each other!

The third problem is that a person's book is never completed till the person is dead. This means that you have got to keep reading the books you have commited to because chapter 1 might change at any given moment. This also complicates matters when we are trying to juggle between the other books. Even in death, the person's book can never be read perfectly, because the only person to be able to read everything is the person him or herself.

The last, and hopefully most obvious, problem is this: you can only read a person's book if he or she permits you to. Some people can be read to a certain point, after which you find that it is impossible to turn to the next page, or that if you do turn the pages you find the words to be blurred, blackened and visually unreadable. People can close their books over you for many reasons: insecurity, lack of trust or even miscommunication. Sometimes the person him or herself would not even know why it happens.

Reading life is exciting, and if you are like any other human being who needs relational experiences, you want to be part of the book that the person is writing. You want both of your stories to be intertwined and connected, like a huge web. It takes a lot of effort to keep the web strong and secure, so learn to read the stories of life. Most importantly, learn to open your book to yourself, not being afraid of what people think of you. Because if you do so, you'd only be yourself.

You'd be you.


Min Huei's AHA Moment #1

Fact: Min Huei never goes AHA. He goes WOOOAAARGHHHHHHH while attempting to retrieve the pack of Sam's wantan noodles from the road.


Welcome to the beginning of the series of short, power-packed lessons that I will be blogging about. Basically, I'm just writing about the things that I noticed in my daily life and hopefully you can use such experiences to become a better person.

Today I shall be writing about:

Talking Dynamics

Almost 90% of the time you spend with your friends involves chatting with each other. However, the process of talking is quite complex, and will affect what your friends will think , feel and act towards you. Thus, it is important to understand the hots and the nots of chatting.

Basically, there are 3 things you can talk about when you're with your friends:

1. Work/Studies
You talk about your assignments and how much you have already finished or not finished. You talk about your lecturers and you gossip about other classmates. The truth is this: NOBODY LIKES TO TALK ABOUT THIS (exceptions during assignment seasons and group discusssions). Why is that? If you talk too much about work/studies, people will think you're some lifeless idiot trying too hard to prove yourself and that you might be exploiting them. If you brag too much (conscious or unconsciously) about your achievements, people will think you're some stuck-up loser.

2. The World and Its Constructs
Basically you can also talk about worldly issues, fashion, music, video games, and basically anything general. There's nothing wrong with exchanging opinions with your friends about what's happening around the world, but if you do it too much, people will think that you're trying too hard to impress others with your knowledge. People do not like know-it-alls. Sometimes, knowledge suppression is a more humble act.

3. People
Which means you talk about yourself and the person/people you're talking to. And I'm not only referring to your favorite color and your interests but more of your past history and your dreams and visions of the future. This is the number 1 thing many people cannot talk about. Perhaps they fear that whatever they reveal about themselves will be used against them in the future. But believe me, PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THE PERSON THEY ARE TALKING TO (and not just your name, mind you). So, self disclosure is an important tool people need to learn to utilize. 

People don't care how much you know till they know how much you care.

People will become close friends with others that talk about the same things that they do. For example, if you talk about work a lot, you tend to become close friends with those that are work-oriented too but not so close with people-oriented friends. However, closest/best friends only can be made when you're a people-oriented person. So if you don't have a best friend yet, you might be talking about the wrong things at the wrong times with people. 

Hope this helps your friendships grow stronger every day!

WOOOAAARGHHHHHHH!






Google Chrome

HAVE YOU TRIED IT OR HAVE YOU TRIED IT?


To learn about why Google Chrome was built, read this.

It will take a day or so to get used to, but by the time you get into the flow of things, this web browser will be your favourite hands down!



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