Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pack pack packk!

It's funny how life works. Opportunities come knocking on my door when i'm just about to leave for a while. I was just telling my dad what would be the opportunity cost going to Europe for 6 months and it turns out that currently there are more benefits staying back in the tiny red dot. Don't really want to elaborate much but I really do pray that God is sending me there for a reason (after so many missed opportunities in the first half of the year)

Oh well, like I always say, if only I knew. If only we knew, then bracing through life challenges won't be fun anymore. Looking back at past experiences won't matter as well.

Finally got my long awaited visa which enables me to a multitudes of Ang-mohs

Packing can take forever when you have a mum like mine.

Mum : Nik!! Do you need to buy some food to bring over there?
Me : No need la, I can buy over there!
The next thing I knew, my bag's filled with maggi mees, energy bars,milo, and some unknown vitamins. Like they say, mumknows best! (;

Sunday, December 19, 2010

December oh December

It's not very fun to be studying and having exams during Christmas period. It is not worth to even try to think of studying during this period.

Well, you get distractions for facebook. Friends uploading their holiday pictures and status updates to further test your temptation. Reunions,gatherings etc etc, the list goes on and on

My underutilized pin board

And some student union welfare notepads for rough paper

Well oh well,

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Race

The only race that I've still fail to beat;

the race against time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Less Wise :(

My trip to the dentist resulted in the extraction of my wisdom tooth. I still can feel the thread hanging down from my wounds and it's kind of fun to play with it using my tongue. haha!

Approximately 2cm

Just got back from supper with my seniors and I concluded a few things,
Year 1: Learning to adapt to university life
Year 2: Trying to ace your results
Year 3: Wanting to utilize your university days
Year 4: Worry about employment.

I guess each stage of life has their own worries. Now we all have a common worry, exams!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wisdom Tooth

The teething process is a painful one and the worst part it's close to my exams:(
Let's just hope it would not grow crooked and affect the rest of my straight teeth. On the bright side, let's hope it gives me more wisdom for my exams!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just a Dream

I've been watching too much youtube lately. Didn't know most youtube stars are so young which makes me wonder why I never really did something big like them. Was it lack of opportunity? Or was it lack of determination? or no luck? Wayne Rooney just needs to play soccer his whole life while we need to do all sorts of nonsense and still can't match up to him.

I can only dream I'll score at Old Trafford :(

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Adidas 2.0

Friend: Wow new slippers? It's nice but I think your old slippers is nicer.

Me: Haha! Thanks! Old pair is spoilt so I bought a new pair.

Friend: Ooo. Eh but how come your new Adidas slipper spoil so fast?

Me: Well, It's the latest version, Adidas 2.0 from pasar malam

Only 10 Ringgit for a minute of fame xD

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Europe Trip

:( it's not cheap to go for an exchange programme. This month itself I had to fork out almost 1.5k sgd for visa, accommodation and insurance. Next few weeks will be more as I will need to stock up on winter clothing etc.

It's definitely tempting to snap up cheap deals at the moment but it got me thinking again if I was there just to travel.

As for now these are the few things I want to accomplish while I'm over there

1) Visit Old Trafford
2) Kick a ball in Old Trafford
3) Roll on Old Trafford grass
4) Steal a patch of grass from Old Trafford and plant it in my house

I'll die a happy man if I visit Old Trafford xD

And oh, I want to go to the north pole too! anyone want to tag along?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees

"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"

Very motivated for the boss’ words, the woodcutter try harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees.Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.

"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees..."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Math is sexy isn't it?

Math is sexy isn't it?

"I don't know if you're in my range, but I'd sure like to take you home to my domain."

Ps: picture stolen from bao bao's facebook XD

Friday, November 5, 2010


I need to go back to kindergarten already.

I could not answer this simple question,

"How did the caterpillar cross the river?"

Let's just hope you didn't have the same answer as I did! haha!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday is Call Home Day

Sunday is call home day for me, for at least I try to call back and let my parents know how much I miss them I'm doing well! (:

Today I had the coolest reason to buy a new netbook/tablet.

Dad: Oh yea son, remember the last time you told me you wanted to buy a netbook/tablet? I think you should buy a new one because the voltage in Finland might be different from Singapore and Malaysia. It's 230volts here and 110volts there.

Me: *O.O still shocked* Eerrrrr, Okay I'll remember about the voltage when I buy it! =D

Now what,
Ipad vs Galaxy Tab vs Netbook?

Thursday, October 28, 2010


During Stochastic lecture, our professors asked us a question.

Prof: In continuous Markov Chains, we use τk to denote this equation. Where is τk?
My friend: There taukeh is here prof. *points to me* @.@

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Life as We Know It

Early on in school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.

Goodbye recess week,

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Life is hard. Whoever told you it was going to easy was the biggest liar. I sometimes wonder why do I always have to endure/do the hard way. I still question myself at times why do Singapore unis have to work their ass off while other unis just have fun and still ranked higher than us kiasu idiots.

I told myself today that if ever I reflected on my weeks in NTU and journal it down, I could definitely write a book already.

Just a simple rant but I am blessed to be sitting in front of my computer reflecting (:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Room Inspection

If you have been to my room, you will notice there is a big black dustbin outside. It took the hall office a month to notice the big black box and it came along with a little note.

My 'Saman' for placing a dustbin outside my room :(

And so I got my brother to relocate my dustbin at a secret place. haha! ask me where it is and i'll show you!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MSN and Email Hacked!

My Msn and email account got hacked and that explains my absence in the virtual realm. Important emails please send to or just call me.

A game of Saboteur.

Just when you thought things were perfect, there will always be a thorn to spoil that wonderful moment. Some people just need a slap when you ask them to do some simple work.

Mum & Dad, I'm still alive xD

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moon Cakes

Yesterday was Mid Autumn Festival and I rarely took notice since I was never really exposed to the culture till I came to Singapore. You can't blame me, a banana from a town called Petaling Jaya whose circle of friends are equally yellow and unripe, to celebrate this festival.

Haha! Well at least I can tell Mr Najib I'm more Malaysian than Chinese (:

Happy Burning Playing Lanterns!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Year 3, Sem 1 Week 3

It seems like there's no rest considering all the club activities. From interviews to welcome teas, I wonder when all this will end.

Sunset at North Spine

I really wonder how will all this benefit us in the mere future :P

Today I met this Indian guy who truly reminds me of my true passion but deep down I didn't want to destroy his hopes.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chip Chip

Chip Chip! Number 1 second hand book stop!

Sometimes in life, we have got to do random things. That's when we can look back and ponder on the many things that occurred.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom.

If you smell what the Rock is cooking!

I really ran out of options already.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Legendary Squatter

I have a legendary squatter. He is really legendary, you should meet him yourself (: For those who don't know what a squatter is, they are basically roomless international students who by a stroke of bad luck failed to obtain a room. Hence they resort to squatting in their friends room until they get a room for themselves.

Ask me why every soul wants a room in NTU and I would say because we live on an isolated island in Singapore. For myself, I'm lucky to get a room and this time my legendary friend squatted with me.

That's the helpful legendary crew to shift his things. A record of 10 people were needed to shift his luggage around XD The rest didn't want to be associated as Sai Kang warriors.

Finally my own sweet room (:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Here we go again!

I'm practically counting down the days to the end of my 4 months break! Here we go again! Year 3 sem 1! One thing makes me wonder is why can't my bank account never sees a net increase? I'm trying to track where were the holes and I guess this is why,

I have to forgo you for my future

Stupid apple, durians are way better and they taste good!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


"You're so old now!"

That's the most common phrase I have ever heard in the past week! T.T Don't need to remind me that i'm old!

Does that look old to you?

And oh btw, I've registered as a voter! Have you?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I lived like a nomad for the past 4 months and finally I'm reunited with my ex-love, hall 8 (: Yea! I thank God for a hall to stay and the best part it's hall 8 again! wohoo!

My little dungeon.Haha! 5 different halls in two years!

Monday, August 9, 2010


It still puzzles me how people can queue to get into the library during the summer break.I'm wondering if it's just Singapore or they just love doing this.

Sleeping on the job, our Phd students

“You work as long as you can work and you will be healthier and happier for it. If you ask me to stop working all of a sudden, I think I’ll just shrivel up, face the wall and just that,”

Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor

Productive much, Onward Singapore! (:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July Ends

July is about to end which means the break is going to be all over in a month's time. Sometimes I wonder to myself, why did I ever embark on this journey? I wonder to myself at times how is it possible to juggle work, entrepreneurship, reports, and social life.

I do wish I could just go to a secluded area up in the mountains and spend time alone reflecting.

My wonderful trip home

Survival of the fittest,that's how life treats us!

I just realized i need to inject some humour back into my blog. Roar!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Day

Today is The Day!

* yawns *

Monday, July 5, 2010


I've a new hobby and dream.

When I grow up I want to change light bulbs which are thousand stories high up.
Then I can be like Spiderman, my idol

Kinda reminds me of us constantly trying to reach for greater heights. Once we reached it, it feels normal and we demand higher.


Monday, June 28, 2010


GSS, it reunites hearts and worst of all causes a huge hole in our pockets. I've always wondered how retail shops managed to survive even with the huge cuts that they are offering. Just a week ago, three legendary friends came to visit me or should I say came because of the GSS (:

I got myself the coolest t-shirt ever from Cotton On just for 5 dollars. Haha!

Don't get me wrong here, I bought the shirt because it's cheap. The wonderful picture was an additional bonus to the price,not the other way round.

Just like any other weekends, my bro and I would make random trips to JB to do some exploration and this time we found a really nice and cheap spot to fill our stomach.

Brother getting some Ikan Bakar for only 10 ringgit! We should do this more often. Yummy!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Alternative Page

In case you guys are wondering why I lack updates, it is because i have another webpage to update. It's more serious because it's more work related and graded(:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Levis 512

And so I went to Jurong Point yesterday to get myself a pair of new jeans. Not because I felt like it but because my old pasar malam Levi's jeans were all torn and tattered.

From a little hole it multiplied to 6. Even my jeans follows the geometric progression

All I did was just informed my parents I bought a new pair of Levi's jeans they their first reaction was,"Wah now kaya already la"

And I responded," What about the girls who buy LV bags? They are peanut butter la"


Friday, June 4, 2010


Today I worked as an old newspaper boy in the library. From carrying tonnes of boxes and recycled paper to weighing them it kinda gave me a little insight to a life as an old newspaper man, or in the Singapore context, Karanguni.

It's fun, we should do this more often. It would be interesting if life could be recycled as well.

I don't stalk that cute Filipino girl, I'm just observing her.

Haha! Bye!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Believe it or not, it's only my second time home this year and i'm loving every moment of it. My homecoming is as if my parents were greeting some super star from Singapore.

I get string of messages from dad asking what's my ETA. I even get breakfast prepared for me when I wake up. They leave an extra car for me to drive and hang out with my buddies. Guess things never really change back home. Even my dog keeps whining when I first step foot into my home.

The posters on my wall still remains and my little brother still snores out loud. My mum even suggested I should try part time modeling since I'm 2 F's now. Fatter and Fairer @.@

The self proclaimed Kuantan beauty queen with her fair and lovely son

They really do crack me up all the time. haha

Monday, May 24, 2010


I'm really excited to go home. My mood is generally happier these few days, maybe it's the excitement that I finally get to get some home cooked food and catch up with my parents.

I really do miss everything! ahhh! I admit I'm getting engrossed with work here and the only way to get me home would be buying my return ticket(;

Truly home is where the heart belongs.

Monday, May 10, 2010

God's Timing

God's timing is always right. I can't thank Him more for what He has done for me in the past few days. In moments when you feel that there is no more hope, He stretches His arm to save you. He did that for me yesterday and I'm truly blessed.

Today I promise to repay that hope and trust that they saw in me. To those who believed in me, thank you so much. I'm just out of words already.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Time

Exams are over and that also means that i'm done with year 2. Guess time really flies when you are hard at work (:

No more exams means more of something else. I've got so many things I want to achieve during this summer and I'm already listing them down. Wohooo! Exciting!But first of all, maybe I should make a short trip back home. Mum keeps on bugging me to go home and spend some time with them.Maybe I would if they bought me a car here to drive back on weekends :p

Ah! But for now, time to repay all the sleep debt and get my goals right again! New year, new goals, fresher girls. Awesome. I can't wait but first I need to overcome this little hurdle,

Got to figure out how I'm going to sleep with all these pillows on my bed without them falling off

Life's a bliss!*I sound old saying that*

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mr Obmund

Inspired by Handsome Men Club(:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Expired Goods

Somehow I have this weird habit of keeping things in my room and not touch them for a period of time. Yesterday, I decided to check up on my stored food and guess what I found.

Expired and expiring goods.

1) Expired Milo - 11/11/2009. I even tried making a cup for myself but did not take a sip. Haha! Expired milo tends to coagulate together no matter how hard you stir. Quite cool!

2) Expiring chicken essences. 24/4/2010. Yes today is the 20th (: And so I decided to bless my church members who were studying hard in school XD

Moral of the story:
Mum, don't need to buy vitamins,nutritious goods for me because you are not here to force it down my throat. haha! In fact, I think my brother's Vitamin B's already expired too. haha!

It's so hot, I better go take a swim in my new pool! Bye!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

NTU highlights

From stabbing cases, suicide and now we have this.

Dear God,

Why do we have weird people in NTU? Am I suppose to be as weird as them? :( Please send some prettier and cuter girls in Hall. I've been good this few days, studying for my exams

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Average is the new Exceptional

It doesn't hurt to be average at times. Take some time off and watch this video!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

I'm not a very literature kind of person but it sums up my situation right now.
I said it once before and I will say it again, if only I knew

Ps : God bless my decision

Monday, April 5, 2010


The beauty about being back home is that I learnt to appreciate things morAdd Imagee.

I love eating home cooked food even though mum isn't the best cook. I love listening to my dad's rants even though he isn't the greatest story teller. I love eating junk with my little brother even though I have to pay for it.

Above all, I love taking a step back even though I know I have tonnes of work waiting for me.