Thursday, June 3, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Golden Bacon

I better dust away the cobwebs of this blog. Haha.. Okay, this post is dedicated to the faithful few who pop by only to find my blog outdated as usual.

Erm, for those wondering souls out there, form 6 ain't that bad until you reach the 2nd year. Gosh, there is seriously not enough time to complete the syllabus. And y
et, we're expected to excel in co-curricular activities as well coz it takes up 0.4 points outta the GPA (grade point average) of 4.0

So this is a short account of how i'm fighting for that seemi
ngly insignificant 0.4!! Actually i was contemplating on whether i should rejoin the school team when i finally made up my mind to ''retire from running'', but did my teacher listen?... Er, NO. One week before the MSSPP Athletics competition (Zone) begins she tells me that my name has already been registered. I was like... say wha?!? Traning isn't something you can do overnight ya know. (i'd say 2 months is the minimum) To top it off, she's expecting me to grab the gold medals. Gasp! =X

I prayed in desperation on the day of competition because the weather was extreme
ly hot (as it has been in the past month) and really windy. The two elements that really cripple me. It was about 5pm. I remember praying that ''the sun would cease to shine'' and the strangest thing happened.. The 1500m event was delayed for about 3 hours! LOL! That means the race started at 8pm when the sun had just set over the hills and it was pitch-black, but real cooling. The thing is.. i have never, in all this time, seen an event been delayed for more than 30 minutes and now... 3 hours! Haha...

With the weather in my favour, i went on to win and successfully brought home the ''golden bacon''. I praise God for that. Hehe, i just wanted to post this. Not to brag but to express my gratitude to a faithful, prayer-answering God. Lord, You truly are a present help in times of need, you are so real to me :)

*yeah, i know, somewhat crappy photo but i was lazy to find another... haha.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Different Declaration

Lord, remind me how brief my life on Earth will be. Remind me that all the dreams i have for myself is but dust compared to the eternal plan You so graciously have planned for me. Thank You that I am not alone in this battle. Thank You for helping me realize that to suffer for You is to gain, and to die is to live. PLEASE take from me my life because i no longer have the strength to give it back to You. As the beginning of a new year draws near, Lord Jesus... take control once again.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pressure Cooker

I suddenly feel pressured about STPM.

So much to study, so little time.

It's ''only'' 4+1 subjects right?

I'm taking Biology, Chemistry, Pengajian Am (General Am) and Maths

The sequence above is based on different levels of disgust, haha...

Based on my previous post you should be able to guest which is the stronghold and which is the Achilles' heel

Oh and the +1 is MUET- Malaysian University English Test

There's a lot to study and i'm starting to wonder if i'll survive this government exam.

Even though i don't know all my results for the recent final exams, i can make a rough prediction.

Subjects like Pure Maths can really dishearten me at times when i fail to understand/get the equations

but if there's one thing i've learned is that there's only forward and giving up gets you nowhere.

I saw this quotation somewhere just recently...

''We seldom regret the things we do but more often than not, we regret the things we didn't do.''

So muster courage and hold fast to hope...

Keeping the dream alive! :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Biologist in the House

Final exams just finished today. Among the all subjects, it's quite clear that my stronger subject is biology, but what careers are related with biology? But before that, what's a ''biologist''? *(ok, i might bore some people with this post, go ahead, move your cursor to click on another blog, i won't get upset, go on now, haha)

BIOLOGIST - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms

biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
bacteriologist - a biologist who studies bacteria
botanist, phytologist, plant scientist - a biologist specializing in the study of plants
cytologist - a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells
ecologist - a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment
geneticist - a biologist who specializes in genetics
microbiologist - a specialist in microbiology
molecular biologist - a biologist who studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life
natural scientist- a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
neurobiologist - a specialist in neurobiology
physiologist - a biologist specializing in physiology
radiobiologist - a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
sociobiologist - a biologist who studies the biological determinants of social behavior
systematist, taxonomer, taxonomist - a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
vivisectionist - a biologist who cuts open live animals for research
animal scientist, zoologist - a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals

Aiya, this career choosing thing is such a handful. But frankly i think i would love to be involved with
conservation and protection of endangered species kindna stuff. I wanna climb the highest mountains to find a SINGLE flower or scuba dive to the depths of the ocean to to do research on a coral or maybe even a sponge will surfice. I wanna stay up in a tree all night in the middle of the Savannah to catch a glimpse of predators hunting at night (well, hopefully i won't become the prey). Haha...

Studying biology just makes me come to the realization that there is undeniably a Creator who formed our universe. I marvel with astounishment at complexity of living organisms and all those things that the naked eye cannot behold. Come on guys, do y'all honestly think that all this came out of thin air? Even Albert Einstien said :''Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.''

Anyway, I want a career with adventure!!! Well, it's for You to decide, God. You ALWAYS know best =)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One of the Happiest Days of My Life

Horses! (Equus ferus caballus) is a hoofed mammal, a subspecies of one of seven extant species of the family Equidae. I've always had a special liking for this animal.

One of the happiest days of life was when i had my first ride on a
horse at a fun fair at the field between Phor Tay and the Indian Association. I was 9 and it was a Wednesday night. I remember so vividly every moment of the ride. You might think i'm crazy but i couldn't help but smile to myself.

I enjoyed it so much that Mom and Dad allowed me another ride! The guy who was leading the horse on by the bridle (the mouth piece for the horse that's attached to a strap for the rider to steer the horse) also saw that riding on the horse brought me great joy. So you know what he did? He give me another ride for FREE!!! Muahaha...

I think i should take up equestion as a sport. Show jumping looks like a ton of nerves but it should be fun!
I might be taking up horse riding lessons during the November-December holidays. Hai *(dremy faint kindna sigh, haha), i hope that's possible. Anybody wanna ride into the sunset with me? Lol. =)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm So Excited

Despite the mundane routines of everyday, I know there's something VERY EXCITING waiting for me! I don't know how to express this, I'm just so sure that it's coming. It's like all my adrenaline is being pumped up for something big like er... just before a great race, my body turns cold as blood flows further away from the surface of the skin and the muscles controlling my hair follicles relax to permit better air flow en route to cooling the body. (forgive me if i get some biology stuff wrong, haha)

It's as though my body knows what going to happen as it prepares itself to meet the physical challenges up ahead and I (myself or at least the mind) doesn't know what's going on?!?

Sorry if i'm not making any sense coz I don't get it either. And please don't tell me that it's love coz that's rather lame and i know it's not.

Hoping and having faith in something I can't see... can be quite a sensation.