Monday, January 04, 2010

I cherish moments being alone =)

I remember back then in secondary school, I was someone who hate to be lonely. As time goes by, I've changed. A year in college really made me change a lot, but, deep down inside, I'm still who I am.

Now, I cherish the moment being alone, not interrupted by anyone and anything. I'm not a writer, but I am definitely a big dreamer. I always have some wild and big dreams (Eg: to start a campaign to stop global warming, coming out with business ideas..... yada yada yada.... and of course, trying to be a composer of songs.... LOL)

It's already 2010 and I'll be 19 this year. It's time for me to take responsible of my life. I don't feel like 19 at all sometimes, as the generation has not nurtured us to act like our age. I have so much things yet to learn about life and time is running short. Before I even notice, I will be done with my degree and stressing about what my career will be. Sometimes I even wonder what I really want in life. To study and get a degree with beautiful results like any other people?? HELL NO!!! It's just sometimes people around me cared about grads so much that I tend to forget what my real purpose of study is. I want to empower myself with skills and knowledge, not merely getting As. I bet that should be the real purpose of everybody studying out there.

OK, I know I'm really getting random here. But just wanna share a story I shared last night.

There are 2 types of students studying for UPSR,PMR and SPM nowadays. Well, maybe it existed ever since. BTW, the 2 types are:
  1. to study and gain knowledge (so when they get in to exam halls, they answer according to what they truly understand.... sounds like a 'duh' question about why is there education right??)
  2. to study and master the exam techniques (sad to say, there are many students nowadays scoring As and now A+ because they know what the examiner wants as a PERFECT answer)
Being one of those in the first category, sometimes I really feel angry for the 2nd group of people scoring As not because they know the subject well, but know what the PERFECT answer is rather than understanding it. I'm just a 19 year old girl and can pin point out what are the weakness of our education system, why can't just those adults sees us?? Well, that a whole different topic to talk.

But after I got through my KBSM stuff and moved on to take South Australian Matriculation (SAM), I felt that those that will survive well must be the 1st group of people ( I bet those that are studying other country's education will know what I meant). Study should not only about scoring As on the paper. I truly believe you can't judge a person through a piece of Q&A. A SMART person should be book smart and also street smart.

So, my resolution for 2010 is to don't mind too much about the grads and focus on learning new skills and realising some of my big dreams. Sounds wild enough to be. Well, basically I just wanna like my life to the fullest.

Song of the day: Light of My Life by Lee Hom & Lara Fabian

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Pratha anyone?!

Just another day of stonning at home. Cooked lunch for younger sisters =) This was my first time making pratha, so there are much more improvement can be done. But, according to my sisters, it was good! TQTQ. I'm sure making more soon ^^

What? We're making pratha? R u sure?!

It's actually quite easy. First, you need a pratha bread and toast it ^^!

Second, cook your fillings. I've choose to use chicken sausages.

Third, have a sauce. I'm lazy with that. Just got some canned tomato sauce. XD

Lastly, put your fillings into your pratha. Add some cheese too ^^!!!


WALAA!!!!!!! Yum yum =)

Happy cooking yo!

Guess tomorrow is another stonning weekend.... Wanna go to bed now but my tummy is still filled with the awesome french fries my dad bought back. It was really satisfying though. ^^

Friday, December 04, 2009

Practicing law after a law degree? PLZ think twice...

My blog is being toooooooooo rusty.... Finally had the mood back to blog. Or should I say having the time to be emo?!

BTW, what suprise me was that my blog got a comment from a SPM student (about a month ago) thanking me for my SPM bio notes tips.... haha.... well at least it made me felt that my blog wasn't that insignificant.... :D

I was just reading back the advise I got from my cousin sister which was a law student a few years back. For those that might not know yet, I've enrolled myself for a twinning Law Degree with Reading University, UK offered by Taylors.

That means that I'm going to the Lakeside Campus next year!

Gosh, can't wait till the open day comes. But, one thing I'm worrying is that we are the guinea pigs :S

OK, so back to the story. She was telling me that Law is a very difficult subject to study and requires a great deal of planning, professionalism, hard work, money, research and networking. Great determination, good grades and skill alone is not enough.

Back in schooling days, she was actively participating in debates, public speaking, involving in human right events and stuff that a law student would be doing. Her dream was to be barrister. She has enjoyed her Law degree but when she went through barring, trying to get qualifications to be a certified lawyer, she saw so many reality, which are shameful ones, about law today.

She told me that legal profession is actually about obeying the law, respecting seniority and using the law to find solutions, that sometimes is not justice at all. It is one of those professions where a judge can call you up to his bench to declare that you are wasting his time and need to be so much more intelligent to carry on with a case.

Friends of hers who are still in the dream of being a lawyer has struggled much financially. She said that being a lawyer does not earn enough to even pay up your own debts for the first, not few, but the first 15 years of time. It was heartbreaking for me to hear that statement, although my passion was not to practice law. For the first time I felt that legal profession is like other professions such as government servents that are doing so ambitious and important job, yet not well respected by public.

Guess I should now just pack my bags and throw away even the thinking of MIGHT pratice law and focus on how law triggers thoughts and grow my knowledge to be a wiser person instead.

So, after reading of so much trouble being in law, you might wonder why did I choose law? Many are shocked when I told and YES, I WAS AMAZED BY MYSELF HAVING THE COURAGE TO STUDY LAW! Especially knowing I'm not the person that can sit still for hours reading. But, the real intention of mine studying law was to widen my perspective of things around me. I felt that law has allowed me to think outside of the box, to know the alternative solutions of something.

I do LOVE LAW, but until the current moment, I think I still stays as a LAW

haha... you may laugh....
it's really funny to me.... XD =.='

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obama's Speech on Climate Change

Following is the prepared text of President Obama's speech on 22 September 2009 to the United Nations General Assembly, as released by the White House.

Good morning. I want to thank the Secretary-General for organizing this summit, and all the leaders who are participating. That so many of us are here today is a recognition that the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing. Our generation's response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it – boldly, swiftly, and together – we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.

No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coastline. More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent. More frequent drought and crop failures breed hunger and conflict in places where hunger and conflict already thrive. On shrinking islands, families are already being forced to flee their homes as climate refugees. The security and stability of each nation and all peoples – our prosperity, our health, our safety – are in jeopardy. And the time we have to reverse this tide is running out.

And yet, we can reverse it. John F. Kennedy once observed that "Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man." It is true that for too many years, mankind has been slow to respond to or even recognize the magnitude of the climate threat. It is true of my own country as well. We recognize that. But this is a new day. It is a new era. And I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history.

We're making our government's largest ever investment in renewable energy – an investment aimed at doubling the generating capacity from wind and other renewable resources in three years. Across America, entrepreneurs are constructing wind turbines and solar panels and batteries for hybrid cars with the help of loan guarantees and tax credits – projects that are creating new jobs and new industries. We're investing billions to cut energy waste in our homes, buildings, and appliances – helping American families save money on energy bills in the process.
We've proposed the very first national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks – a standard that will also save consumers money and our nation oil. We're moving forward with our nation's first offshore wind energy projects. We're investing billions to capture carbon pollution so that we can clean up our coal plants. Just this week, we announced that for the first time ever, we'll begin tracking how much greenhouse gas pollution is being emitted throughout the country. Later this week, I will work with my colleagues at the G20 to phase out fossil fuel subsidies so that we can better address our climate challenge. And already, we know that the recent drop in overall U.S. emissions is due in part to steps that promote greater efficiency and greater use of renewable energy.

Most importantly, the House of Representatives passed an energy and climate bill in June that would finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy for American businesses and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One committee has already acted on this bill in the Senate and I look forward to engaging with others as we move forward.

Because no one nation can meet this challenge alone, the United States has also engaged more allies and partners in finding a solution than ever before. In April, we convened the first of what have now been six meetings of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate here in the United States. In Trinidad, I proposed an Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas. We've worked through the World Bank to promote renewable energy projects and technologies in the developing world. And we have put climate at the top of our diplomatic agenda when it comes to our relationships with countries from China to Brazil; India to Mexico; Africa to Europe.
Taken together, these steps represent an historic recognition on behalf of the American people and their government. We understand the gravity of the climate threat. We are determined to act. And we will meet our responsibility to future generations.

But though many of our nations have taken bold actions and share in this determination, we did not come here today to celebrate progress. We came because there is so much more progress to be made. We came because there is so much more work to be done.

It is work that will not be easy. As we head towards Copenhagen, there should be no illusions that the hardest part of our journey is in front of us. We seek sweeping but necessary change in the midst of a global recession, where every nation's most immediate priority is reviving their economy and putting their people back to work. And so all of us will face doubts and difficulties in our own capitals as we try to reach a lasting solution to the climate challenge.

But difficulty is no excuse for complacency. Unease is no excuse for inaction. And we must not allow the perfect to become the enemy of progress. Each of us must do what we can when we can to grow our economies without endangering our planet – and we must all do it together. We must seize the opportunity to make Copenhagen a significant step forward in the global fight against climate change.

We also cannot allow the old divisions that have characterized the climate debate for so many years to block our progress. Yes, the developed nations that caused much of the damage to our climate over the last century still have a responsibility to lead. And we will continue to do so – by investing in renewable energy, promoting greater efficiency, and slashing our emissions to reach the targets we set for 2020 and our long-term goal for 2050.

But those rapidly-growing developing nations that will produce nearly all the growth in global carbon emissions in the decades ahead must do their part as well. Some of these nations have already made great strides with the development and deployment of clean energy. Still, they will need to commit to strong measures at home and agree to stand behind those commitments just as the developed nations must stand behind their own. We cannot meet this challenge unless all the largest emitters of greenhouse gas pollution act together. There is no other way.

We must also energize our efforts to put other developing nations – especially the poorest and most vulnerable – on a path to sustainable growth. These nations do not have the same resources to combat climate change as countries like the United States or China do, but they have the most immediate stake in a solution. For these are the nations that are already living with the unfolding effects of a warming planet – famine and drought; disappearing coastal villages and the conflict that arises from scarce resources. Their future is no longer a choice between a growing economy and a cleaner planet, because their survival depends on both. It will do little good to alleviate poverty if you can no longer harvest your crops or find drinkable water.
That is why we have a responsibility to provide the financial and technical assistance needed to help these nations adapt to the impacts of climate change and pursue low-carbon development.

What we are seeking, after all, is not simply an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. We seek an agreement that will allow all nations to grow and raise living standards without endangering the planet. By developing and disseminating clean technology and sharing our know-how, we can help developing nations leap-frog dirty energy technologies and reduce dangerous emissions.

As we meet here today, the good news is that after too many years of inaction and denial, there is finally widespread recognition of the urgency of the challenge before us. We know what needs to be done. We know that our planet's future depends on a global commitment to permanently reduce greenhouse gas pollution. We know that if we put the right rules and incentives in place, we will unleash the creative power of our best scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to build a better world. And so many nations have already taken the first steps on the journey towards that goal.

But the journey is long. The journey is hard. And we don't have much time left to make it. It is a journey that will require each of us to persevere through setback, and fight for every inch of progress, even when it comes in fits and starts. So let us begin. For if we are flexible and pragmatic; if we can resolve to work tirelessly in common effort, then we will achieve our common purpose: a world that is safer, cleaner, and healthier than the one we found; and a future that is worthy of our children. Thank you.

I personally think this is an empowering piece of speech and shall not only be heard but be also followed. We really don't have much time left to change before it's too late. Nobody knows when is too late but when if we already knew it's too late, then we will be regretting of not doing anything already.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


刚才,看了一位姐妹的blog, 知道她又有男朋友了,那一点也不奇怪。咳,谁叫她就是那么的感情丰富嘛?!但,她这个男朋友嘛,是做翻版的,开始时,真的会为我这位姐妹担心。她不顾一切的爱着她,不管众人的批评,勇敢的爱一场。就单单是这一点,就足以让我佩服了,因为我不会有那么大的勇气,去承担世俗的眼光。

婉,我想告诉你,我其实看好你们俩,因为你们是真的彼此相爱着。你们的爱情没有错,只是不懂你的人,会一再地伤害你们俩,因为毕竟你们是有距离的。我在此衷心的祝福,你能改变你们俩的生活。人可以穷,但不能穷心智。我想这句话,你明白吧?有理想,有目标的人,一定能成功的。我还是那一句话,千万不要放弃学业。就算你知道你不用有一张文凭,也可以闯出一番事业;也还要记得世界是现实而残酷,因为他们只看文凭。再一次的祝福你们俩回有美好的未来。加油咯!Go, go, fighting!!!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


现在已经是八月了,离 trials 的时间也是仅仅的3个星期罢了。 我知道我该读书了,但心却想被丢向那无止尽的大海,四处漂流。




Sunday, August 02, 2009

WOW! It's August

WAW! Amazingly I've been surviving in SAM (Self Abuse Matriculation). I know this might not be the worse nightmare in life but for a 18 year old girl, it is quite a big achievement. I've already reach the preparation stage for my final exam and collecting my last few internal assessment marks. And as things go along, it just get harder and harder.

This week itself I'm going to have my Legal Studies Extended Response Test 3 and MOOT COURT is starting on FRIDAY!! OMG, I'm so freaking out because I'm 100% not prepared... Erm, expect for the dressing part. I've volunteer to be the prosecutor of the case- the robbery case. Sounds cool huh? You ain't know what work is waiting for you man! Trying to figuring out what to charge the accuses is already a challenge. Next up, you have to prepare everything, yes, I meant everything you need to argue in court- showing your evidence, examine your witness, beware of inadmissible evidence, etc, etc...... the list is like never ending!!!

Why did I get myself into this trouble? Because I want to testify do I really wanna to a law degree. So, this is the best time for me to figure out should I do law.... =)

Question for you: ' Cheryl is doing a law degree.' - Does that sound weird to you??