Saturday, 12 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April 2008

This is the uber-suck. X(


I am just extremely mad. Okay, lighten up Yvonne, I'm angry at myself, not anyone else. Gahh! The thing is, I really want to tell someone this, but I cannot see... The people I tell either will think I'm too perasan or stupid. The only person I CAN tell aint here. So I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. My next option - I thought - would be to write it in my darling blog. But still.... the idea seems so atrocious. Oh what the hell, I'll do it.

I AM FURIOUS WITH MYSELF. Disappointed, mad, angry, and all the synonymous words. Okay let me tell you why.

You see, I got 8As and 2Bs in my SPM exam. Sure, I should be happy with my achievement. But I'm not. This is particularly because I did not study for this exam. There, you may call me perasan now. Hmph..

Seriously, I did NOT study for this exam. What I mean to say is that I took it lightly and studied only a little bit, if you can call that 'little bit' studying ... God, I'm so furious with myself! If I had just been more serious about my life I would have done better and who knows where I would be now!

Alrighty-witey, I'm pretty sure you readers don't believe me when I say that I didn't study. Ok, let me describe to you my daily activities before the SPM examination. *ehem*

I used to wake up at 5.30am and leave for school by 6.30am. I would be home by 2.00pm in the afternoon. Then I will have my lunch and at 3.00pm I would pick my brother up from school. By the time I reached home, I would be 3.30pm. Obviously I would be tired so I sleep until 5.00pm, wake up and watch my favourite TV shows until 7.00pm. Then I take my bath and have my dinner and watch more television. By then, it would be 9.00pm. Guess what I did then.. Yes I studied. But.................. I would stop when my mom goes to sleep. She sleeps at 11.00pm usually so I used to go downstairs and watch television till late at night. This was how my life was. My parents confiscated my laptop earlier in the year due to my bad results for the first assessment. So yes, reader, there you have it.

Does that sound like someone who studied to you? Hmm??? Now I hope you understand why I am so furious with myself. If only I had just studied harder, just a little harder, I would have done very well. But I didn't. I did not. Because my stupid think headed self was just too stupid to understand the fact that the SPM was a major examination. God, I'm so furious with myself !!!

So just recently I had a talking-to with myself. This is what I have decided:
"I promise to never never never never ever take anything lightly and always always always take my studies seriously"

So there it is. I have repented. Never again will I be apathetic towards my studies. I will always study hard and achieve good results. Ah, I feel better. And for those out there who think I am a perasan, well, I don't give a fuck. :D
Calvin & Hobbes

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Rebuttals. Wakakakaka!

Irony and Sarcasm

I refer to Yvonne's post titled Nothing Else But a Mixture of Disappointment and Anger.

Yvonnuna ... Why la so upset? :D Look. I agree with your premises pertaining to your conclusion that scholarships should be for the needy only. So let me tell you in what way I agree with you and rebut the points by the girl who wrote that article.

Ms/Mrs Sarojini of Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan said in the article she wrote (Unfair to discriminate against the rich in scholarships) for The Star on the 25th of March 2008:

Here, I would like to voice my opinion on the criteria used for awarding scholarships. According to the Webster's Dictionary, scholarship is defined as “the position of a student, who because of merit, needs, etcetra is granted money or other aid to pursue his studies. “

This means that if a student has worked hard and excelled in his studies, he deserves to be given a scholarship despite his financial background. This scholarship should be awarded to him as he has worked hard to earn it.

Thus, I feel that it is unfair to penalise a student and deprive him of a scholarship because he comes from a wealthy family.

Well, let me direct your attention to the part of the definition that states the word, "needs." Missed that didn't you? raise eyebrow Now, what - may I ask - is the meaning of the word "need"? According to MSN Encarta's Dictionary, need is defined as:


transitive and intransitive verb require something: require something in order to have success or achieve a goal
Do you need any money?
He told me that I didn't need to know.
This shirt needs ironing.

requirement: something that is a requirement or is wanted
an economic system that recognizes the need for financial security
His needs are few.

in need

not having enough of things essential for an adequate standard of living
children in need

needing something

Now I am just going to stop beating around the bush and get straight to my point. The word "needs" indicated financial support. Duh. Short of writing to The Star and pointing out her mistake, I'll just do it here, where she can't read it. :D

So now that we've established that a scholarship requires a student to be in need of financial support, now let us take a broader view of the definition: "The position of a student, who because of merit, needs, etcetra is granted money or other aid to pursue his studies." I believe the comma ( , ) is used a few times to separate the words merit, needs and etcetera. Now as I believe it, unless the words are separated by an "or", the words are mutually exclusive. Meaning you cannot have either one of them, that is to say (in this context), the student receives or is "granted money or other aid to pursue his studies" due to his "merit, needs and etcetera". Since we know and have accepted that the students has to be in need of financial support, this also proves that a scholarship is only granted to them, and them alone. This is all according to the definition of the word "scholarship" from Webster's Dictionary of course. *smiles*

Panic! at the Disco : Pretty.Odd


My all-time-favourite band, Panic! at the Disco has now released their new album Pretty.Odd. Oh this is just awesome! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

When i found out about this I immediately started downloading the songs. BUT my stupid Ares only found .wma formatted songs. Damn the bloody programme.


So then I turned to the next thing that could help me. I visited Mininova, my ultimate .torrent download website. God, I love it so much. :X:X:X:X:X:X There I downloaded the Pretty.Odd album. In it, all 15 songs, one bonus video, and pictures of the front and back cover of the CD, and the CD itself. How kool is that???


Man, I effin love .torrent files!!!!

That aside, I now have to express my disappointment in P!ATD. This album is not all I thought it was. The few songs that actually rock are Nine in The Afternoon, Behind the Sea, and ... er ... that's all I think. Damn.