Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gates' Rules

Gates' Rules

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school

He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1
Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2
The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3
You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6
If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7
Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Birthday Feast!

My father sister-in-law was having 60th birthday feast at her house in Kampung Baru Semenyih. My whole family was invited to join the happy moment definitely. It was a buffet style party with a variety of food such as satays, mee, rice, nuggets, hotdog, curry chicken, ABC and etc. My parents took photo with relatives with 3-storey birthday cake. The middle one was the birthday sister-in-law.

My parents with a table of food and satays

My wife and I were having big prawn meal

My elder brother, sister-in-law and Jin Hong. Looks like Jin Hong was too full and becoming sleepy

Do we know where we are heading to in Life?

Today's quote: Happiness comes from within your heart, not from your surrounding

Do we know where we are heading to in Life?

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the
Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked "How long it took him to catch them?"
"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.
The Mexican explained that his small catch was
sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife.
In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends,
play the guitar, and sing a few songs... I have a full life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard, and I can help you!

You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch.
With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."
"And after that?" asked the Mexican.

"With the extra money the larger boat will bring,
you can buy a second one and a third one and so on
until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man,
you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and
Maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and
move to Mexico City , Los Angeles , or even New York City ! From there you
can direct your huge new enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican?
"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that?"
Well, my friend, that's when it gets really interesting, " answered the American, laughing.

"When your business gets really big, you can cart Selling stocks and make millions!"
"Millions? Really? And after that?" said the Mexican.

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with
your wife and spend your evenings doing what you like and enjoying your friends."

"With all due respect sir, but that's exactly what I am doing now.

So what's the point wasting twenty-five years?" asked the Mexican.

And the moral is:
Know where you're going in may already be there.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sandwork (Shadow)

Nice youtube video clip!

How to open .pps file in Power Point Form

There is a way to open .pps file into non-slideshow form as you open .ppt files. Do you know what .pps file is? It is a slide show format file when you open it.

The actual way is plain and easy. Just open microsoft power point programme and then open the .pps file from the programme. It will be in non-slideshow format. Got it?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

University Technology Malaysia (UTM) Thesis links


I found out a good site about University Technology Malaysia (UTM) thesis It contains graduate thesis and technical papers in different division or faculty. The faculty I interested in is faculty of electrical engineering (FKE) because I was graduated from that faculty in year 2002. I still remember my matric card number AE980808. Is it a good number?

Hope this UTM thesis collection link may help you!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Add Online Radio in Blog!

You could add online radio into your blog if you know the free online streaming web address. Here are the two web addresses:

You could just cut and paste into the web browser.

For proper way to do it. you could type the code below into your blog or website:

The above example is using Aifm radio. If you wish to change to Yes933, just subsitute the web source with 933 streaming source address. The autostart='false' means that the radio streaming is turned off in default mode.

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours
in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He
then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas
between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more
if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and
poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty
space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the
important things --- your family, your children, your health, your
friends and your favorite passions --- and if everything else was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house
and your car.

The sand is everything else --- the small stuff. 'If you put the sand
into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or
the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and
energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that
are important to you.

'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend
time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with
grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to
dinner. Play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the
house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first --- the
things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee
represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'

The coffee just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

Monday, November 10, 2008

~ 翹翹板 Life is like walking on a See-Saw

Life is like a see-saw, walking along the see-saw board

Nnormally you start from the low side toward the high side.
Each of the next step becomes more difficult and more challenging than the previous step

The higher you go, the more difficult you are to get a balance point

When you think you are at the topmost, you actually start to going down

Then you realize that you will never reach the topmost point

Struggling for few times, you realize that it is extremely hard to reach the climax point because you do not know how to achieve the balance point

Eventually in one day, you realize that you could reach the topmost point when you get the balance point in your life

If you want to reach the topmost point, there is another way.
It is to let other people to support you at the low side.
They might be your family, your lover, ...
or those who are your defeated opponents