Monday, March 30, 2009

Simple and Short.

Sorry guys. Today i am going to write a simple and short blog too. No mood. Been busy with my upcoming exam. Nothing much today. Attended classes from 11 am till 6pm and had dinner after classes. Bought my favourite milk and blueberry buns for breakfast tomorrow. That's all. To be continued on Wednesday. Chaoz. =)

P/s: All the best for those who are taking maths midterm on this Wednesday!! =)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

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I'm so sad right now. :( Nothing can describe my feelings at this moment. =( Chaoz..

Late.

It was freaking late right now. And you'll see what am i doing here? haha. First, i'm sleepy but i couldn't sleep. Secondly, I guessed you also know. Studying of course. =P Sparing some time to blog a little. My roomie wasn't at home as she went to our course mate's house for sleepover. Therefore, i was all alone in the room with no one talking to. Haih.

By the way, i was freaking upset with people around me didnt give good responses towards the Earth Hour. How could people like you guys don't support Earth Hour????!!!! If you guys love the Earth, you should be switching off the lights and not leaving them on! =.=""""""""" There were quite a number of people who are selfish though. I just couldn't find myself a proper reason to state my feelings at that moment. Even i urged my housemates to switch off the lights as well ok???!!!! I bet our country isn't supportive towards this event whereas countries from all over the world supported this badly and even their landmarks were cast in shadow for that particular hour to save the EArth!

Here are the pictures of Earth Hour 2009 from all around the world. Great job!! =)

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Here's a view of Beijing's National Grand Theater before (top) and during the event.


Russian students stand with candles in the city centre of Vladivostok to mark the event.



The Sydney Opera House stood in shadow (bottom) after the lights were turned out.


Here, two photos of the Singapore financial district.


Beijing residents light candles to enjoy the dark.



Men wearing traditional costumes hold candles to support Earth Hour in Jakarta.


The Philippines was also one of the countries that participated in Earth Hour. Here, the Manila skyline.


Hong Kong's financial district shows (from left) the Bank of China Tower, Cheung Kong Centre, HSBC headquarters, Standard Chartered Bank, and Legislative Council before (top) and during Earth Hour.



Here's a view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline before (top) and during Earth Hour in Malaysia. Good job Malaysia! =)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Luncheon. :)

After the Fluid Mechanics lecture in university today, Ah Kong, Fang Huei, Wei Sien, Ning Xin, Fei Perng, Wan Ling, Kai Teng, Xhen Jun, Leong Chye and I went for lunch at Xiao Long Chinese Cuisine at Genting Kelang. It's our first time here. Once you stepped into the shop, you would notice Bruce Lee was everywhere. Great wallpapers of Bruce in martial arts. Superb marvellous! I guessed the owner of the shop admires Bruce Lee a lot. Hehe. Let the pictures do the talking. Hehe.

The name of the shop. Sorry ya. I don't know how to read.


Bruce's photos


Another one.


The menu.

Can you spot Bruce Lee in the menu?

We divided ourselves into two groups. Wei Sien, Ning Xin, Fei Perng, Leong Chye and Kai Teng sat at another table. And for your information, the seats we were seating were too cosy. That made me felt like lying down and slept on the spot. Haha. :P I ordered a set lunch which was Spices Pork Slice Rice with a glass of chilled green tea and a side order for dessert- Creamy Wheat. Overall i could say the food isn't that bad only. And the price is quite reasonable too. I would rate it 5 out of 10.


Chilled Green Tea.

Spices Pork Slice Rice.

My dessert - Creamy Wheat.

XJ's Shanghai Chee Cheong Fan.


Taa Daa~~ Back to our photo-taking session. Lolx. ---->


Huei's signature pose. *peace*


Wan Ling and Huei. :)


XJ, where are you looking at? :P The camera is here.


Take one. (girls in black. haha)

Take two. :P

Wan ling and I.


Here was the bill. :P

We bought some fruits before we went back and continued our war. We will be having Mathematics for Engineering midterm test on this coming Wednesday. :'( Chaoz. And please support Earth Hour tonight at 8.30pm. Thanks a lot! =)

restless.

Being restless since i was back from university. Attended one hour of tutorial at 10am. Had break for two hours and continued one hour lecture. Then, WENT BACK HOME!! @.@"

Before we reached home, my roomie dropped us at wangsa to buy my so-called lunch. Was freaking hungryyyy.. hm. I bought keropok lekor ( my favorite), curry puffs and some kuihs and mango ice drink. Was busy sms-ing with my sis at that moment and she complained to daddy that i was eating unhealthy food for lunch. haha. Shouldn't have tell her what i ate at that time. lol.

As soon as i reached home, i chitchatted with my sis and mum for 20minutes. Mummy, daddy and sis were currently in Ipoh having their lunch with uncle and auntie Michael. :( I wanted to join them also. sob sob. You know lerr, going there for lunch is fun cause uncle will be taking us around to eat delicious food. :P I couldnt resist my temptation from eating delicious food. haha.

Later on, i chatted with my aunt for almost an hour. Normal la. I still wanted to talk to her. But freaking expensive. haha. Never mind. Some other time. :) I miss you so much, aunt. Take good care ya. I love you.

By the way, I had my BLACK outfits on for the past few days. I would name it- Black's Week. haha. I had black tshirts, singlets, jackets and blouses, put them on and wore them for one week. Plus i had my black nails, watch, accessories and sandals on too. :P Everything in BLACK. I just love black cause it represents my character on this week. haha.

Here were the pictures of myself with black outfit. :P (i had forgotten to take some of the black outfits. :( or else it would be perfect. haih )


smile. :D

serious smile. lol.


serious look. :D

promoting my watch ler. :P

More to come. Haih

Coming up next ---->
Maths midterm test. :( *sad*
Thermo quiz
ICE quiz

Chaoz. :P

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Decision.

Well, this morning i received a big news. Never expect that could happen. (Actually i predicted already. Waiting for time to come only. :P ) Hm. Not to say it's a bad news. Just i was freaking surprised. Overall i had mixed feelings- sad and happy. How could this happen to me? Should be happy and not sad at all. hmmm...

Alright. back to what i did today. Attended two-hour lecture and waited for two hours to do experiment in lab today. And i was glad that we managed to finish up the experiment in less than an hour. haha. Keng right? Since my group was the only one who were in the lab, so you know ler. *ahem ahem* PHOTO TAKING SESSION!! Lolx.

The guys were busy doing the experiment while the girls were busy camwhoring. haha. Sorry dudes. :)


my darling, jing yin and i. :)


hui jing, my banana friend. She speaks fluent mandarin though. :)


lab mates- jing yin and hui jing and i. =)


they were busy observing. haha. sorry ya. :P


took this secretly. haha


That's all. Too lazy to blog a long post. haha. Chaoz. =)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another New Hope

I shall begin it with new hope and beginning. Hopefully everything will turn out well as i wish to. I'm not gonna let any of you feel disappointed in me. And this is a PROMISE from me. =)

I'm delighted to hear great news from my girl. Just to let you know that i feel proud of you. Forever and always. =) Just try your best alright? Love you. *hugs*

My day ended pretty good today. Had long lectures the whole day. I was freaking tired but i'm contented with it. Nothing much to blog today cause i'm not in the mood of blogging a long post. Sorry. Wanna chao. Got to continue doing my revision. Bubye.

Things to be done for these coming weeks ------>
Two lab reports. Zzzz.
Two thermo quiz
One intro quiz
Maths midterm. Zzzz. *scared*
Revisions. *cry*

GOTTA GO. Have a nice day. =)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Should I or Should I Not?

I'm not sure about it. But should I or should I not? I don't even know what I want right now. Minds are everywhere and are not at the right place. Two choices to choose from- move on or pretend? hmm. I wonder.

For the past few days, i just realised that the life is beyond our expectation. We will never expect what might happen in future at all. And our real life is the reality. It's the fact that we couldn't afford to avoid after all. All you can do is to accept it and learn to give and take.

Right now, I'm trying my best now not to let my parents down. I'm working extra hard on it. And i believe in myself that I can do it!!!! =)

Anglia's Meet The Stars Live.

Anglia is coming to town with Daniel Wu and Jackie Chan! *drool* More exciting events happening on that day.

Date: 31st March 2009
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Bukit Bintang Entrance, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

I would love to go and join in the fun but too bad i will be having midterm test on the following day. Sob. How i wish now that the test will postpone to other day. haih. Too bad i couldnt see Daniel Wu, my all-time favourite actor. =( I guess i wont have such opportunity again. sad sad.

For those who can go, do support Daniel Wu and Jackie Chan. Their movie - Shinjuku Accident will be released on 2nd April 2009! Thank you. =)

Log on to www.anglia.com.my for more details. :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

marvellous.

Oh dear girl, seriously you made me admired you when you determined to do so. Seriously i did salute you! Thanks for influencing me as well. I bet i can do it as well. And i believed there's nothing can stop us from moving on. RIGHT?? =) Together we will make some changes in them. Thanks for calling. hehe. Love you and miss you. *hugs*

blur and stupid. haha

I think this will be the most stupid thing i ever done. First i got myself ready early in the morning. Prepared everything ready and get ready to go to university. Since UTAR bus service is not available at 1pm, therefore i have to go to university an hour earlier which 12pm bus. But i was prepared to go at 11am. Sounded not logic at all right? haha.

So stupid and blur right? haha. I think my brain is too heavy to remember anything now. LOL. And today i will be having maths lecture till 7pm for replacement class due to public holiday on 9th of March.

And currently I'm in love with old songs from BLUE especially 'You Make Me Wanna' and 'Best In Me'. Freaking loving it. hehe. =)

Today, my lil girl will be enjoying herself in Genting Highlands with her bunch of NS friends. Hmm. Enjoy yourself girl. I will see you on Friday. =) Love you. Miss you. muaxx. =D


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Boredom.

I woke up rather early today. (it's early for me cause i slept quite late). Normal la. Did some revision while waiting for dad's friend, Uncle Ong to come. He would be coming over to pass the stuffs to me which was assigned by my daddy and mummy. THANKS A MILLION!! Supposingly, i had promised yin to go out with her but due to uncle Ong would come over to pass me the things, our plan had cancelled. :( While waiting, i listened to musics while was doing my revision. Finally, i just realised that time flied rather fast. It was already Week 11 and 3 more weeks to go, I will be facing my finals and that's the end of my semester 2 in year 1. And i will be getting older and older soon. :'(

About 11.20am, i hurriedly walked to the LRT station to meet up with Uncle Ong. Uncle didnt come. Instead, his son came and passed the things to me. Hooray!! Finally i got my new spectacles. Whee. It is in pink in colour. Zzzz.. haha. I put on it and noticed that i looked ugly in it. I let out a sigh of dissatisfaction. Why??? Before that, i looked nice in it and how come it turned out to be like this right now?

Awww.. Never mind. I bet i wouldn't be wearing to university at all. Haha. But seriously i love the design of it. Cool and nice. Check this out -------->


introducing new spectacles. :)

the front.


the sides of my spectacles. cool right?



wearing new specs. ugly right? haha.


another picture. haha.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

EARTH HOUR.

So do you guys know what is EARTH HOUR? Let me explain here.

Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund), held on the last Saturday of March, that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change. It was pioneered by WWF Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, and achieved worldwide participation in 2008.

Earth Hour will next take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, local time.

Earth Hour 2008

With 35 countries around the world participating as official flagship cities and over 400 cities also supporting, Earth Hour 2008 was a major success, celebrated on all seven continents. Iconic landmarks all around the world turned off their non-essential lighting for Earth Hour which included the Empire State Building (New York City), Sears Tower (Chicago), Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta), Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia), Wat Arun Buddhist Temple (Bangkok, Thailand), the Colosseum (Rome, Italy), Royal Castle (Stockholm, Sweden), London's City Hall (England), Space Needle (Seattle), the CN Tower (Toronto, Canada) and SM Mall of Asia & The Giant Globe (Manila, Philippines).

The official website for the event, earthhour.org, received over 6.7 million unique visitors in the week leading up to Earth Hour. Other websites took part in the event, with Google's homepage going "dark" on the day Earth Hour took place.

According to a Zogby International online survey 36 million people participated in Earth Hour 2008, with an estimated 50 million doing the same around the world. The survey also showed there was a 4 percentage point increase in awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, directly after the event.

Scheduling

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House were darkened during Earth Hour 2007.

Before 2008, San Francisco had been running a "Lights Out" program of their own that occurred in October. For 2008, it was being moved to March 29 to align with Australia's Earth Hour. This also happened to be the year that Earth Hour became an international event and San Francisco was asked to be a partner city in Earth Hour. Rather than have a competing event, San Francisco has supported Earth Hour and all Lights Out efforts have now moved to supporting the international Earth Hour event. Since Earth Hour for 2008 was on a Saturday, many high schools in the Greater Toronto Area participated by turning off half the lights in classrooms during the last hour of school on Friday, March 28, 2008. Although the tagline of Earth Hour 2008 was officially, "See the difference you can make," the official radio advertisement ended with the tagline, "Dark city, bright idea."


Energy saved

Colosseum darkened for Earth Hour 2008

According to WWF Thailand, Bangkok decreased electricity usage by 73.34 megawatts, which, over one hour, is equivalent to 41.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The Bangkok Post gave different figures of 165 megawatt-hours and 102 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This was noted to be significantly less than a similar campaign initiated by Bangkok's City Hall the previous year in May where 530 megawatt-hours were saved and 143 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission was cut. Toronto saved 900 megawatt-hours of electricity. 8.7% was saved if measured against a typical March Saturday night. Ireland, as a whole, had a reduction in electricity use of about 1.5% for the evening. In the three-hour period between 18:30 and 21:30, there was a reduction of 50 megawatts, saving 150 megawatt-hours, or approximately 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands public open space in the background, before (insert) and during Earth Hour 2008

In Dubai, where external lighting on several major city landmarks was turned off and street lighting in selected areas was dimmed by 50%, the Electricity and Water Authority reported savings of 100 megawatt-hours of electricity. This represented a 2.4% reduction in demand compared to before the hour began.

The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand, switched off its usual floodlighting during the Earth Hour, and re-lit afterwards.

The best result was from Christchurch, New Zealand. The city reported a drop of 13% in electricity demand. However, Transpower reported that New Zealand's power consumption during Earth Hour was 335 megawatts, higher than the 328 megawatt average of the previous two Saturdays. Melbourne, Australia saved 10.1% of electricity. Sydney, being the city that participated both 2007 and 2008 Earth Hour, cut 8.4% electricity consumption. This is less than last year's 10.2%, however Earth Hour executive director Andy Ridley made the claim that after factoring margin of error, the participation in this city is the same as last year.

The worst result was from Calgary, Canada. The city's power consumption actually went up 3.6% at the hour's peak electricity demand. In Calgary, however, where weather plays a large role in power consumption, the city experienced weather 12°C colder than the previous Saturday's recorded temperature.

Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour 2009 is 8:30–9:30 March 28 2009. Currently, 80 countries and 1,500 cities are 'committed to Earth Hour 2009', a huge increase from people participating in 35 countries for Earth Hour 2008. 1 billion 'votes' is the stated aim for Earth Hour 2009, in the context of the pivotal 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Interpretation

Overview of Sydney in Earth Hour 2008

The event was interpreted as tokenism, and some focused on the reduction of carbon emissions, whether the significant reduction in electricity consumption reported occurred at all, and questionable coverage of the event by the media conglomerate that sponsored it. It should be noted that the Earth Hour is very similar to the grassroots Earth Day Energy Fast, which from 1991 to 2007 proposed going completely without man-made energy each Earth Day. Earth Day Energy Fast was folded in 2007 since the campaign's founder claimed it was "too late" for such a campaign to have meaningful impact.

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Bali made clear that signatories to the Kyoto Protocol accept that greenhouse gas emissions reductions of from 25 to 40% are necessary by 2020 to reduce the impact of global warming which is causing sea level rise and numerous other problems. In that context Earth Hour is at worst tokenism or at best creating awareness to lead to further steps like switching to green power from sources such as wind power or solar power and away from electricity produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, natural gas and petroleum.

Measurement of reduction in electricity use

According to figures from EnergyAustralia, a local utility, mains electricity consumption for the 2007 event in Sydney was 2% lower during the Hour than would be expected given the time, weather conditions and past four years' consumption patterns. The Herald Sun equated this with "taking 48,613 cars off the road for 1 hour."Critics, most notably Columnist Andrew Bolt, labelled this as "A cut so tiny is trivial - equal to taking six cars off the road for a year". In context, the six cars equates to there being six fewer cars on the road at any given point of time in the day or night. In response to this criticism, the organisers of Earth Hour counter that "If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year." and they also note that the main goal of Earth Hour is to create awareness around climate change issues and "to express that individual action on a mass scale can help change our planet for the better."and not about the specific energy reductions made during the hour being all that's required.

The 10.2% figure was itself challenged in a detailed analysis by David Solomon, a finance student at the University of Chicago. Solomon used eight years of electricity usage data to conclude that the Earth Hour-inspired drop was 6.33%, and that after other potential factors were taken into account, 2.10%, "statistically indistinguishable from zero."In some areas in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be twilight at 8 p.m., removing some of the advantages of the event.

David Soloman claims that 2007 Earth Hour cut Sydney's mains electricity consumption by 2.1%.Earth Hour 2008 was held internationally on 29 March 2008 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time, marking the first anniversary of the event with many partner cities and individuals around the world participating.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

ONE HOUR ONE CITY MADE A POWERFUL STATEMENT ABOUT THE URGENT NEED FOR ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING BY TURNING OFF ITS LIGHTS. SO PLEASE TURN OFF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL LIGHTS ON 28 MAR 09, 8.30PM LOCAL TIME FOR AN HOUR, YOU CAN STOP GLOBAL WARMING IN JUST A SIMPLE WAY!!


EXtremely Bored To the MAX.

Wow. I'm bored to the max. And I had the mood to study but i fell asleep. Zzzz.. What's wrong with me?

Have more determination pleaseeeeeeee!!! I'm angry at myself now. How come i dont have any vigorous activities to be done? I wished to go out and play for once and sweat a lot. :(

When will i have the chance to go jogging or hiking? miss them so much. :(