Saturday, May 23, 2009

Interesting Read: why men lie and women cry

I just finished this book, borrowed it from IRC the other day while studying for Ethics paper. Very interesting to read. Most of the facts are amazingly true~!!! Hahaha. We really enjoyed reading this one.

Although not all facts are relevant, here are some of the interesting excerpts from the book:

1) How a man should give a woman directions:
If he tells her to go to the road with the giant oak tree, then head to the pink building beside the National Bank opposite the lake she is likely to reach her destination. If he tells her to take the third exit at the West turnoff on Highway 23 and drive five kilometres North, she will possibly never be seen again. (hahaha...true~!!!)

2) If a man buys his partner a single rose, for example, she'll give him 1 point. If he buys her a bunch of six roses he still only gets one point. But if he bought her one rose every week for six weeks, then he'd score 6 point. Regular gifts of a single rose show she's always uppermost in his mind. (note: the more reason to call mak always~!!!)

3) When most right-handed people are recalling an event that actually happened they engage their left brain and look to their right. When they are inventing a story they engage their right brain and look to their left. In simple terms, right-handed liars look toward their left, left-handed liars look to their right. This observation is not foolproof but is a strong signal of deceit.

4) Indirect talk at home:
  • When a woman says: I'm not upset ---> Meaning: Of course I'm upset!
  • It's your decision ---> As long as I agree
  • How much do you love me? ---> I did something you won't like
5) A dictionary of male speech patterns:
  • When he says: I can't find it ---> Meaning: I can't see it, it didn't fall into my hands, so it must not exist!
  • We're going to be late ---> I have a legitimate reason for driving like a maniac.
  • Can I help with dinner? ---> Why isn't it already on the table?
  • You really look terrific in that outfit ---> Please don't try on one more outfit, I'm starving (witnessed this being used by my brothers bila letih waiting mak shopping =P)
The book is informative, yet fun to read!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sudut mari belajar~!

(di suatu program TV kanak2)

Adik-adik, hari ni kte akan blaja tentang 'considerate'~! Adik2 tau tu apa? Bukan...takde kongsi-the-rate... and ni bukan kuih yg penguin suka makan tu... ni adalah salah satu characteristic yg PATUT ada pada setiap manusia (klau takde tu tak perlu mengaku manusia), proven by the following equation:
human = considerate behaviour
if, u = not considerate
therefore, u = not human

Senang kan? Mari kte pahamkn lagi... being considerate is to put yourself in others' shoe regardless of your own (unless u're really in life-death situation,come on...common sense, bdk skolah rendah pun pandai). This is in line with the Kantian theory (which might be asked dlm paper Corporate Ethics rabu ni...blaja ye adik2).

Mari kte lihat the following case study:
A ada habit suka call B dan mengadu tentang problem dia pada B... nasib baik la B ni orang yg baik hati dan layan je. Tetapi, disebabkan response B yg non-aggressive itu, A merasakan ia adalah appropriate dan decided to call pada bila2 waktu dia suka, tidak mengira B nak tido, rehat, study dan sbgnya. Tambah lagi problem2 yg dikemukan oleh A adalah sgt ridiculous sampai bdk darjah 1 pun tau jawapan (ye adik2 kecik di luar sana...anda kadangkala lebih pandai drpd org2 yg ada SPM/diploma/degree tu~!).

In the situation above, we see that A is being inconsiderate. Eventhough B is being nice, doesn't mean dia care that much pun...klau A kene langgar basikal, jatuh longkang and gigit anjing...pasal la...hidup je lagi. So tak perlu ngada sgt...the world DOES NOT revolves around you (adik2 take note ye, the earth revolves around the sun, the moon revolves around the earth, electron revolves around human takde gravitation pull whatsoever to make other objects to revolve around them)!

So adik2... tak susah kn~?! Nanti episode lain kte blaja benda lain plak ye =)

This show is brought to you by the letter C!

P.S.: This entry is written secara general, maybe it's meant towards someone, maybe it's not. Tapi kalau terasa might be human after all ~

Monday, May 4, 2009

I am an engineering student....

A few days ago, I came across a medical student's blog... she was writing on how much she learned everyday, through classes and her clinical experiences. I was damn jeles la... I've wanted to become doctor since skolah rendah lg... n every time I do those personality career test masa in skolah menengah, I always end up with medical care field (confirm test tu tipu!!! =P).

Anyway, when school ended, i got the choice of either go to matriks, do law at UIA or chemical engineering at UTP... (no present provided klau dpt teka which one I picked =P). Not that I hate law... I'm just not convincing enough in debates (lose a lot to Jijan) and I'm not a fan of hafal2 subjects. I had no idea what chemical engineering even was at d time, Uncle Farid and Auntie Junie were kind enough to help explain and motivate me... but in the end, the duit scholar was the main reason why I chose it (haha...bkn free pun...kene still thankful la gak). At that time, I was still sad that the ministry of education (or whoever responsible la) didnt think I was good enough to do medic...

But, looking back, after 5 years doing this course in UTP, I dont regret it a single bit. I found that possibly my brain is suited for these engineering & technical stuff better than medical. Everything is about concepts, theories and getting good grasp on basics... no more menghafal different types of bones (mcm SPM dulu). I believe in the following verse even more:

"...and it may be you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know." (Surah Al-Baqarah: 216)

I've honestly enjoyed studying engineering here, even with all the pressure and stress. Yes, I still do get jeles with the medical students, but I know now I'm way suited for this. I would love to walk around in chemical plant rather than hospital any day (masa start intern, I got excited gler nampak tanks and columns, my mom thinks I'm crazy =P haha... maaf mak).

True... there's no drama on engineering (klau medic ada grey's anatomy or house), tp those engineering shows on Discovery and National Geographic are fun gak. Hmm... the closest thing wld be Big Bang Theory la kot... sbb Howard is an engineer =P (watch this show!!!). And true... most of my relatives dun know wat exactly I'm studying... they think I mix chemicals in lab and did intern kat kilang (ala2 assembly line kat kilang kasut...huhu!). Tp so what... I love this field! =D

ooh... I found this on the Net!!! enjoy~!:

You Might Be An Engineer If...

  • You have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.
  • You enjoy pain.
  • You know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
  • You have memorized the program schedule for the Discovery channel and have seen most of the shows already
  • You've actually used every single function on your calculator.
  • It is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.
  • You know the direction the water swirls when you flush
  • You look forward to Christmas only to put together the kids' toys
  • You think in "math".
  • If the microphone or visual aids at a meeting don't work and you shove up to the front to fix it.
  • You have used coat hangers and duct tape for something other than hanging coats and taping ducts
  • You carry on a one-hour debate over the expected results of a test that actually takes five minutes to run
  • You see a good design and still have to change it
  • Your 4 basic food groups are: 1. Caffeine 2. Fat 3. Sugar 4. Chocolate
  • You can't remember what's behind the door in the engineering building which says "Exit".
  • You have to bring a jacket with you, in the middle of summer, because there's a wind-chill factor in the lab.
  • You are completely addicted to caffeine.
  • You avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.
  • You consider ANY non-engineering course "easy".
  • When your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.
  • The "fun" center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.
  • You'll assume that a "horse" is a "sphere" in order to make the math easier.
  • The blinking 12:00 on someone's VCR draws you in like a tractor beam to fix it.
  • Your lap-top computer costs more than your car
  • The salesperson at Circuit City (in this case Low Yatt) can't answer any of your questions.
  • You can't help eavesdropping in computer stores... and correcting the salesperson.
  • You're in line for the guillotine... it stops working properly... and you offer to fix it.
  • You go on the rides at Disneyland and sit backwards to see how they do the special effects.
  • You have any "Dilbert" comics displayed in your work area.
  • You have a habit of destroying things in order to see how they work.
  • You have never backed up your hard drive.
  • Your three year old son asks why the sky is blue and you try to explain atmospheric absorption theory
  • You think that when people around you yawn, it's because they didn't get enough sleep.
  • You've ever tried to repair a $5.00 radio
  • You've ever calculated how much you make per second.
  • Your favorite James Bond character is "Q," the guy who makes the gadgets.
  • You understood more than five of these jokes.
  • You make a copy of this list, and post it on your door (or your home page !)