>> Friday, December 4, 2009

Theme: Buds
Date Taken: 19th October 2009.
Place: Poring Hot Spring.
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D.
Description: Flower buds taken in close shot.


Web Diary

>> Friday, November 27, 2009

Lately, the blogging trend has slowed down.

Some people just said that they can't find suitable topics to write. Selective topics do not make up a "diary".

To me, blog isn't a place to write down everything just as diary do. Especially your feelings towards others. Why? It's just because there are readers.

Blog has become a place just to share personal likings, encounters. And probably some showing offs. (Sorry but I don't mean to criticize.)

Anyhow, a blog (in definition, it's a web diary) isn't a diary anymore.


Under the Wide Sky

>> Monday, November 23, 2009

Theme: Under the Wide Sky
Date Taken: 20th October 2009.
Place: Unknown.
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D.
Description: Taken on the special trip in the boat.


Million Stars

>> Friday, November 6, 2009

Theme: Million Stars.
Date Taken: 21st October 2009.
Place: One-Borneo, Sabah.
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D.
Description: It's the close-up shot of electrical flowers created for decorations.


Bridge On Beach

>> Sunday, November 1, 2009

As some of you might know, my family has just bought Canon EOS 1000D. It's the lowest end of DSLR camera in the market, but I guess it's more than enough for me as a toddler in photographing. Occasionally, I'll post some random photos taken by myself . Feel free to give comments.

Theme : Bridge On Beach
Date Taken : 21st October 2009
Place : Pulau Sapi
Description: It's the place where we landed on from the west of Sabah.


Fine Work

>> Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ok, I bought this in pasar malam yesterday. Well, I'm not true fans of gundam or whatsover and it seems a little expensive to me (RM 30 =.="), but the handkraft impresses me. A fine work indeed.


I'm Back

>> Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ok, I'm back to Penang for holiday finally. Serveral to-do's in my lists:
1) Hang out with friends.
2) Have some sports.
3) Movies and dramas.
4) Games (of course).
5) Learn fundamental Japanese language.
6) Enhance my learning in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
7) Going on trip.

and most importantly, to have fun !


The End

>> Saturday, September 19, 2009

It has finally came to it's end.

I finally wrapped up my Mini Project with presentation and report submission yesterday.

It has hunted me for almost 2 months ever since the day I came back from my midterm break.
It left me nothing but tension, fear and restlessness.

To some of my friends who don't know what exactly I was conducting, here you are:

My task in this Mini Project is actually to create a pair of low cost infrared modem and also a standalone interfacing software. In short, it's something similar to MSN messenger but we added in several applications. I particularly like the media player that we have created.

A tribute and appreciation to my partner, ck.

And, the peace sign and laughter that I have missed out :)



>> Sunday, August 23, 2009

在槟城盘旋的数日,窗外, 雨水淅淅地落下。

痛失亲人的心情, 如窗外的雨水。



惦念, 永远。

1928 - 2009


Like A Wind

>> Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm sorry that I have not been updating my blog recently I have been drawn out of time. Will catch up my posts after this.

I post up this song called Like Wind from S.E.N.S. It's a New Age band. Their songs are much used as background music of movies. Enjoy it.

If anyone is interested in their songs, just get from me. Their songs are hardly found in these days.



>> Friday, August 14, 2009




龔柯允 - 太傻

>> Saturday, July 25, 2009




The Lecturer

>> Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The following script wasn't written by me, it's just a scene that I suffered from just few hours ago.

Date : 24-6-2009
Time : 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Venue: FOE CR2045
Characters: Student A, Student B, IS C ( IS stands for international student) , and the Lecturer ( I guess it's not proper to name him out, so I'll use the lecturer to represent him. )

The story started at 6.00 pm when The Lecturer came in. Everyone was restless, particularly those who has just attended Engineering Maths 5 class straight for 2 hours.

He started to explain the syllabus :

The Lecturer : Blah blah blah ... Ok now tell me what's Nyquist Sampling Theorem ? I remember I have taught you before.

Everyone started to look for the note.

The Lecturer : You? You? You? (Pointed to several students)

Everyone kept silent. Some of the students found the answer, which is fs > 2 fm.

The Lecturer : You don't give me equations. You are expected to explain the whole concept not just giving me what equals to what. It's a type of communication. You have to know how to communication with others. You, tell me what's Nyquist Sampling Theorem. (pointed to Student A)

Student A : Blah Blah Blah... (A simple equation of the takes over 20 words to describe it)

The Lecturer : It's not totally correct. Nyquist Sampling Theorem describes ......

He continued lecturing. About half an hour later,

The Lecturer :Blah Blah Blah ... To reduce quantization noise, you need large bandwidth or smaller bandwidth? You ? (Pointed to Student B)

Student B : Larger bandwidth.

The Lecturer : Why?

Student B : ....... ( Silence ) .......

The Lecturer : You know how to answer but you don't know how to explain? You come and sit in front.

Student B took his items and came to front seat grudgingly. The Lecturer then continued his teaching.

After for another half an hour, he gave us a short break for 10 minutes and then he continued.

The Lecturer : Blah blah blah ...... You all learned Analog Communication right? Now, tell me. What's the different between baseband signal and bandpass signal?

The class was in total silence again. Short after while,

IS C : Blah blah blah ...... ( Obviously he was trying to answer the question, but I don't understand what he was talking about.)

After IS C answered the question, The Lecturer smiled. IS C smiled too.

The Lecturer : What do you all think? Is it correct?

After a short while,

The Lecturer : Don't give me bull shit answer.

I noticed the face on IS C. Changed abruptly. Kinda insulting.

The Lecturer : Such a simple thing you all don't know. You all are future engineers, can't even answer a simple question like that. You all are year 3 student, without any basic knowledge. 20 years ago, a year 3 student knew much a lot than you do now. I don't know how you all going to pass your interview and get your first job next time. I don't know how will you survive next time. Don't expect your boss will spoon feed you with the solutions. The boss will give you the task and a deadline. You all have to complete the job no matter what way do you use.

I reckon that he has his point. But I guess it's not so hard to talk properly.

He continued. Until a page in the slides, he highlighted 2 paragraph and ask us to read and understand it. He said the paragraph has contained sufficient information on the next slide.

Short after this, he forwarded to the next slide. It's a graphical representation on Eye Patterns or Eye Diagrams.

The Lecturer : After reading the previous slide, do you know how to draw it ? You? (Pointed to Student B).

Student B shook his head and denied. He started to scold again.

The Lecturer : You all don't know English? You all can score 8As 10As last time, so proud, but you can't even understand a simple english like this. Last time our lecturer never teach this when I was in undergraduate. I have to read refrence books and I have to teach you now.

After another lecture for about 20 minutes, he finally released us. And that was the end of the story.

Though his criticism was justified, it was slightly harsh anyway.



>> Saturday, June 20, 2009

I am currently following this game -> PROTOTYPE.

It's a fine game indeed. Nicely made, imbued with violence and lots of bloody scene. I guess it wont interests the girls unless they like brutality and senseless killing.

PROTOTYPE tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man searching for his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. The secret has been stealth from the public for over 40 years. Mercer has an amazing shape shifting powers allow him to turn into an exact replica and steal the skills or powers of anyone who crosses his path.

Have a look at the trailer:

If you decide to know more about it, just visit the Prototype web site.



>> Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2 weeks before I am right now was just the starting of my holidays. And now, it ended.

I have been watching various personal messages in messengers complaining on the short and abruptly ended holidays.

Well, no complaints, as we had an extra 1 week holidays before our finals in trimester 1 last year, which are allocated specially for Hari Raya.

It's not preferable, but I can't say anything. However, it's more important that you enjoy your holiday. I do, how about you ?

I had a BBQ party with my fellow cousins, just before I came back to Cyberjaya. The party was quite merry. Hereby I post some of the photos taken :

Taking photos before we begin. Just part of us.

Materials and equipments brought for the party.

Started off with some chicken wings and sausages.

Taking photos while grilling the foods. Those free ones were either eating or taking photos.

Final products :)

Taking individual photos. This 2 fellows are really crazy.

Can you sense any similarity with the picture above? Both of them are copy cats =.="
And both of them are just so sampat :)

My Cousin with his gf.

It's an enjoyable party. I'm looking forward to another chance of gathering together next time.

Thats all. Bye.



>> Wednesday, June 3, 2009

In just two days ago, I went to consult a sports specialists (of course he's a doctor) .

After pressing my knee here and there,

over and over,

leaving me in utmost pain,

informed me that my ligament has inflamed

and need to recuperate for 2 to 3 weeks

with Ultrasound Physiotherapy.

This has ate my plans up,

cost me few hundreds

and left me with tons of sighs.

I went for the Physiotherapy Centre last night.

Mostly aged men and women is there with ached back and sore legs.

I'm the youngest of course, and the only one who's having knee problem.

I guess I'll need to take good care of my legs next time.

And a small advice to my friends

Do not compel yourself to continue with more sports if you're injured. It will make it worse.


MMU in Google Adsense

>> Sunday, May 31, 2009

I just saw this last night. MMU advertisement in Google Adsense !

Though I saw tons of MMU advertisement in The Star (recently), I never expect MMU will contract with Google.

I guess they're just desperate for students.

Darn, it's funny !

P.S : Click to enlarge it



>> Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm not sure whether you guys saw this before or not, but it's truly entertaining. Enjoy it :)


1 Year Anniversary

>> Monday, May 18, 2009

Unwittingly, Lens' Grey Zone has just went through his very first year. Thanks for the supports from everyone and hope you guys will stay tuned :)



>> Saturday, May 9, 2009

I'm Jaded

in these days.

I wore myself out, getting wearier and wearier because of my assignments and studies lately.

I discovered that my lifestyle was in a deep mess recently, sleeping at 5 and get up at noon.

I guess it's time to put myself back to the track, start nurturing back my fitness.

I'm Procrastinating

in these days.

I nodded and promised to myself to study,

since one week ago

as my final exams are imminent.

However, suffice to say, I didn't comply with my plans. I've been doing nothing until now. Squandering much time surfing on webs and blogs, chatting around, games, movies blah blah blah .....

I'm Engrossed

in futsal these days.

Despite of my tardiness in my studies, I still tried my best to draw out my slightest free time for futsal.

Nevertheless, I have been getting cracking noise from my knee when I tried to stretch it. I don't know what's going on, as it isn't pain at all, but I hope I don't need to see doctors real soon.

I'm going to Game-Over

if these continues.

Put it all together, my recent conditions are [ J ] [ P ] [ E ] [ G ]. JPEG? It just reminded me of my Run Length Coding, Huffman Coding, Differential Coding ........

Oh no, I think I better get back to my studies now. Bye.



>> Thursday, May 7, 2009

I wish to get feedback from you guys on the type of post that you like most. It's just a simple pole just to understand what readers like most. Please check it out in the sidebar on the left and check whichever type you like. Thanks.



>> Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just finished my last assignment in this trimester and ended my assignments streak, I can say finally I am able to take a scrap of time to lighten my blog. Assignments devastatingly ate up all my time these days.

Well, I apologize to fellow mates here as I am still unable to put on the pictures of my birthday celebrations to my blog. I guess I will need time to compile it and final exams is just around the corner, so I will leave it as my job in the trimester break. Long posts are meant for holidays :)

Kinda simple and random post for today, I will post some internal shots taken in the VIP room of Grand Hall. The shots was taken during my working as an protocol committee in Career Fair 2009, which is a 'combination' of ushers and PR. (huh ?)

Hall of the room.

Internal view of the washroom.

That's where we serve VIP (a.k.a. Very Idiot Person). Lol.


Another Unlucky Incident

>> Thursday, April 23, 2009

I guess I am unlucky these days. Guess what? My Barracuda 7200.11 500GB of harddisc just head crashed within 1 day without any implication. Before that, there isn't any problem at all.

And this is what we call head crash:

Basically head crash happens when the read-write head of a hard disc drive touches its rotating platter resulting in catastrophic damage(which what we usually say scratches) to the magnetic media on the platter surface. Normally it won't happen unless you shake your hard disc and I vow I didn't touch anything even my CPU at all.

I searched back for my resit and I discovered that it is dated on 14/09/2008. Just half a year this drive is actually lasted. Should I feel happy that I can still claim for warranty or disappointed just because it spoiled?

I'm still in a sense of disbelieve right now. Where goes the quality control?


B is the new C

>> Thursday, April 16, 2009

Here's something to cheer you up before exams. Please click to enlarge it if you can't see it.

The student actually submitted this to his professor in a true/false exam. His professor sent him an e-mail the following day:

Dear Michael,

Every year I attempt to boost my students’ final grades by giving them
this relatively simple exam consisting of 100 True/False questions from only 3 chapters of material. For the past 20 years that I have taught Intro Communications 101 at this institution I have never once seen someone score below a 65 on this exam. Consequently, your score of a zero is the first in history and ultimately brought the entire class average down a whole 8 points.

There were two possible answer choices: A (True) and B (False). You chose C for all 100 questions in an obvious attempt to get lucky with a least a quarter of the answers. It’s as if you didn’t look at a single question. Unfortunately, this brings your final grade in this class to failing. See you next year!

May God have mercy on your soul.

Professor William Turner

P.S. If all else fails, go with B from now on.
B is the new C


Cooking Disaster

>> Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ok. I can't say this is impossible to happen, but it is unlikely to happen. I thought kitchen cooking utensils are made firm and tight. And this is what happened to me a week ago :

It is frustrated when half of your cooking is gone and in the end, I spent time cleaning up the mess in the kitchen instead of enjoying the meal. What an unlucky day.


范逸臣 Missing You

>> Thursday, March 26, 2009



New CPU Assembler

>> Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just 1 week ago, I receive a call from my father saying that my house's pc has K.O. - ed. It's an aged pc, which I expect it might KO someday, so I'm not really surprise anyway. After I searched for the parts and calculated the price, with a budget of 2k, I bought these parts:

The parts will be further labeled in the latter parts of the post.

I decided to reused some parts of my old pc, since they're still can be used. I brought and reused this display card from my pc in Cyberjaya, and i got a new one for it :)

Inner view of the casing (Cooler Master Chasis CM 690) .

The parts are scattered on the table (for quick and easy access) .

And of course, there're times when you got no space to place everything on, so I have used the sofa of my house. Certainly, I got a lot of scoldings from my mum >.<

A most handy and important tool in assembling a pc.

Outer layers of the casing are removed, for the installations of fans and dvd drive. After that, I started to install the parts into the casing.

Half way through [with just Motherboard, CPU, Heat sink and PSU(Power Supply Unit) installed].

80% done.

The build under beta testing.

Yeah. It works. Therefore, I proceed to add in things and wrap it up.

The final build of the pc (after adding in a reused dvd drive and RAM into it). Here it is.

The specifications are as below:

Gigabyte EP45-UD3L @ Intel P45 chipset - RM 400

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHZ - RM 680

2 X Kingston: 4GB - KVR800D2N5 - RM 140 + 2 X Crossair 1 GB - Reused --> 6 GB @ 800 MHZ

Display Card
Nvidia Geforce GT 8500 @ 459 MHZ @ 512 memory - Reused.

Seagate 500GB @ 16M SATA 2 - RM 195

Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - OEM @ 500 W - RM 165

DVD Writer
Samsung 22X SH-S223F @ SATA - RM 75 + Sony (unknown) @ IDE - Reused

Cooler Master Chasis CM 690 - RM 260

2 X Chasis Fan - RM 60

Total = RM 1975.

All the other parts including keyboard, mouse, printer, speakers and monitor are reused back as well. It's cheap build anyway. In total, I used up around 4 hours assembling this new CPU(including taking photos >.<). Have to get this out as soon as possible as I'll need to complete report with Matlab. That's all. See ya.


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