Monday, March 29, 2010


The previous post won't show the spacing. Hm..


As the title of the post suggests, it is a fight between Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), your friendly neighbourhood energy supplier against the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), not the World Wrestling Federation. That one if you don't vote for WWF to win you love Malaysia too much. Good thing for TNB that this is not a fight of brawn agaisnt brawn but a legal fight. TNB is suing WWf for organizing Earth Hour.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, you heard me right. TNB wants to SUE WWF for trying to conserve energy and promote coonservasion awareness. The world is clearly coming to an end when altruistic intentions become a pain in someone elses ass. So why is TNB suing WWF? Because TNB president and CEO Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohd Noh won't get his fat year end bonus salary this year as he thought he would. Mr Che here says that TNB is losing money in that one hour when lights are swtiched off and that is a waste of energy.
This just shows you how much we care about the conservation of our planet. I mean, you can't turn off the power plants for just one hour? You could send the tech guys a memo to turn them off like A YEAR IN ADVANCE! Last years total net income was RM107.91 mil. Who says TNB isn't making money. You're not making money when you can use your fingers to count your profit.
The TNB CEO says to be pround of our lights. As a Malaysian, I am proud of our lights. I'd be more proud if I knew that every year, I can help mother earth to help keep producing electricity in the future because I had given her the only 1 hour break that she'll ever get in a year. Can someone educate this man on the conservation of the planet please?
The CEO calls the Earth Hour a 'cultural invasion, a concerted assault by extreme liberal forces aimed to destabilise poorer nations’. Hmm..sounds like he's expecting a take over of somekind. I don't know about you guys but to show the whole world that we care about the environment and conservation of the planets resources by switching off for just an hour doesn't seem so bad. What kind of image do you think countries will have on Malaysia when the case goes public, which it most probably will. It's not rocket science people.
"Let’s unite as 1Malaysia, and tell these green terrorists that we will not go dark! We will not switch off! Let’s tell them that we love our lights!" Mm.. Malaysia boleh.

Self Discovery

This past week has been a journey of discovery for me. I have discovered that:

1) I can write 1000 words, reference and research material in one night.

2) I can get through the day with just over 3 hours of sleep.

3) I become very forgetful when I have only 3 hours of sleep ( surprise there).

4) I need to read things more carefully.

5) I need to be very well informed.

6) Energy drinks don't really work on me.

7) I can't seem to fight procrastination. Yes, very sad.

It's assignments like Corporations Law that drives you to embark on journeys of self discovery. Well that's if you've procrastinated fora whole month and only started doing your assignment with 3 days left till the due date!!

I wouldn't say I didn't do any work for that entire month. I did a basic research on the company and a rough idea of the answers. I doubt that anyone could have crunched up 1000 words in a night from scratch. It will be a brave student to do that, and I take of my hat to you if you've done so.

I did say I needed to be very well informed. It so happens that I had no idea that the assignment carried a whopping 40% of the total marks for Corps(e) Law. To make it look worse, a friend of mine told me that it was worth the 40% and he's:

a) not in my class
b) not studying law
c) not even studying in the uni, and
d) I only see him once a week!!

Yes, I have left my brain on the shelf. But the bright side of it is that the assignment due date is today and I have handed it in. This journey ends here and a new one begins...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Half Way

It's 5.25 am on a Saturday and I am half way through my assignment. Thank YOU God. Now I have to go the bedsies and go sleepsies. zzzz...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

2000 Words

Right, Joshie New has procrastinated long enough and is now going to start REALLY writing a 2000 word assignement with only 3 more days left till the due date. God help me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The recent decay in posts are all thanks to the demise of my MacbookPro's screen. I had to walk a good 20 minutes up Elizabeth Street before I got to the place. The funny thing is that I didn't imagine the Elizabeth Street would have been THAT long and the place THAT far. Well the good news is that I have sent it for a diagnostics test (after procrastinating for sooo long) and the bad news is that there might not be a problem with the chipset. Your're probably going, "Why the heck would Josh want his Mac to have aproblem with his chipset?" Well the beauty of this whole problem is (if I can say so myself) is that Apple will totally fix it for free. Yes you heard me right. for freakin' FREE!! Ah.. God bless Apple. This obly applies IF the Mac has a problem with the chipset. If not, I'll be paying a hell lot more than free I can assure you that. It's all up to you now God. Let it be the chipset and pwease pwease pwease let the hard disk be fine. I've got a lot of stuffs in there. I miss my music.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Oh Joy! *note the sarcasm*

The Macbook Pro is now screwed. And I have an assignment due in 2 weeks.

Be joyful in all circumstances ~ got it from Sunday sermon. Timely, very timely.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cookies & Cream Shake

Take this

Plus thisMixed together with this

In this

And you'll end up with this


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Return

Had a chat with my mom on msn and she dropped something on me which I found a bit of something from a movie. She said, "You're father is waiting for your return." I had this image of a young prince who had been wandering the earth in training to one day take over the throne to rule. Just in case you were wondering, no, I am in no way equating myself to a prince. It was just an image, an analogy that popped inside this noggin of mine. I get this feeling of great responsibility and expectancy upon my shoulder when I read that. I know I'm supposed to take over the firm one day but this kind of had a different tone to it. It seemed to me for a moment that Dad won't be totally 100% into politics until I return. I understand why he's getting involved in all this. For the sake of justice and to uphold the rights of the poor, the needy and the oppressed.

The prince carries the hope and wishes of the people when he becomes king. Likewise, I feel like I'm carrying the hope and wishes of my Dad. Yes, I look up to him very much. I remember him telling me once that he wants to see us make it in life and be better than him. Looking back now, I laugh at this statement. He has set the bar pretty high. Too high for my comfort. Now, he's waiting for me to return and take the lead and set a standard. There's nothing I can't handle. Or at least that's what I tell myself when I'm faced with something uncertain. Hey, go in with a positive attitude. I want to leave an impact in people's lives. Leave my mark in the hearts of people. Leave my legacy in the history pages of people's minds. Leave an impression just like what Dad is doing now. And he's getting there with his list of landmark cases on NCR and in the not so distant future, participating in the general elections. The bar just seems to get higher and higher.

Some people don't like living in the shadow of other people. But really, I don't mind.

Monday, March 8, 2010


There's something really easy going, laid back, almost peaceful, about listening to rock music with raindrops hanging by the window and the rain softly pelting the grass outside. The lighting in my room isn't helping with the mood either. The general idea for today was to start working on my Corps tute but it isn't really working for me now. Tried working on it last night but was kind off spent. I feel like it's going to be a really slow afternoon today, which is a good thing I suppose. Will probably need all the time I can get.

It's funny how I know I've got to prepare for tomorrow's tute but I just don't sense the urgency in doing it. Some call it lazy, to some, it's known as procrastination. Well, I don't really know what to call it. I didn't procrastinate because I actually attempted to do it but didn't continue on with it for a long time. Maybe it's a little bit of both. Having trouble coming up with a word now. I think it's going to be a pretty mundane routine this semester. I told myself that I would not get really involved in any activities this semester albeit OCF and fencing. Passing this semester is definitely of utmost importance.

The key here is definitely time management. And being the kind off guy I am, easy-going and laid back, I generally take my time at everything and leave most of the work at the end. It doesn't sound too hard to just come back from class and sit down and spend 2 hours reading up on what has been taught in class. It's still a wonder how come I haven't really gotten the hang of it after 20 years. But there has been improvement la. I can't be that hopeless you know. Well, we must perfect what must be perfected and time management is obviously something I need to perfect. Okay, so some of you people reading this must be thinking get your ass off the comp and start getting to it!!I suppose I should. Oh, I think I've failed to mention that I'M ABSOLUTELY INTIMIDATED BY THICK TEXT BOOKS!! Yes, I'm a law student. Correction, I'm a lost law student.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Find me here

Speak to me
I want to feel You
I need to hear You
You are the light
That's leading me
To the place where I find peace again.

You are the strength, that keeps me walking.
You are the hope, that keeps me trusting.
You are the light to my soul.
You are my purpose...You're everything.

How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?

You calm the storms, and You give me rest.
You hold me in your hands, You won't let me fall.
You steal my heart, and You take my breath away.
Would You take me in? Take me deeper now?

How can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?
And how can I stand here with You and not be moved by You?
Would You tell me how could it be any better than this?

Cause You're all I want, You're all I need
You're everything,everything
You're all I want You're all I need
You're everything, everything.
You're all I want You're all I need.
You're everything, everything
You're all I want You're all I need, you're everything, everything.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


'Oops' is real convenient for melting people's brain. Surprise surprise.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Read The Signs

Okayyy... so it's increasing capacity then. A year late. I'll do my best God. 

This is my cry 
This is my song
This is my everything
To You I belong

This is my life
This is my all
Spirit come take control
This is my prayer


Comfortably Quiet

Had an interesting chat with a good friend of mine yesterday as we were walking back from the Unigym. He was asking me whether I did any 'quiet time' here since I've gotten to Tassie. Well, the truth is, my quiet time ain't exactly quiet. To each, his or her own way of doing their quiet time. So my quiet time is when I pick up the guitar and start playing a tune and I would automatically start singing something. To me, 'quiet time' is when there's nothing else in my mind except God. A time where I separate all other things, cut off from the world with only God in mind. Yes, it sounds a little mystical and all but it's through the singing that I believe is one way I talk to God. When my spirit just pours out through song.

On the other hand, one might say that you shouldn't need the guitar and the music to do quiet time. Yes, I am guilty of slacking on quiet time without the presence of the guitar. It's just that I've always had a guitar around and it's through music that I find it most convenient and comfortable for me to communicate with God. My friend brought up the history of the song "Heart of Worship" where the song was inspired by the worship team when they conducted a worship session without the music. That's why the first line of the song goes "When the music fades and all is stripped away".

I see the point he's trying to make. My quiet time with God should not be dependent on the availability of my guitar but rather the availability of my heart for God. I find myself challenged because I feel pretty much contented with my level of faith that I have now. I find this phrase constantly on my mind, 'get out of your comfort zone!!'. Perhaps getting out of my comfort zone isn't going out into the mission field or serving in ministries but to increase my capacity in knowing God and to continue to seek Him everyday.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

All Over Again

It's the 3rd of March and it's the 3rd month into this relationship. You know what they say about the first 3 months being the 'honeymoon' period where it's the time both parties get to know one another better and it's all a bed of roses for the relationship. Personally, I don't really believe in this 'honeymoon' period because firstly I know of a few people who break out of a relationship well less than 3 months into the relationship. Secondly, I believe that 'getting to know you' period has basically already been done. One and a half years wei (okay, so this comment may be VERY biased). Yeah, there are still things that she does that sometimes annoy me a little for example, there's this victory laugh thingy which she does or kicking my pelvic region via my ass into the pool table (a one off thing).

But these are little things can be worked on. And besides, if these were not present, she would not have been the girl that I fell for. (everyone goes 'Awwww') The bottomline is to look past the superficial or the prima facie I would like to call it. Looking back, it took me one and a half years, and some bitch slapping to get me to just realize what a gem I had all this while and I was too dumb to notice. I know it has only been a mere 3 months and this auspicious date means that tomorrow begins a new phase of the relationship where shit will happen and perhaps more shit will happen. I know we don't live in a fairy tale where everything is all happily ever after. Happily ever after was so once upon a time. It is my prayer and belief that if both of us are to work at it, I don't see why this relationship will not work out for the good of the both of us.

It has been a good 3 months and I thank God for every moment spent together with God as the center piece of this relationship. I know some of you might think that I'm going to play this one out and it doesn't really help that I used to be the class' party boy and "drunkard". I'm in this relationship with all my heart. It's still a long road ahead and I pray that we'll continue to trust, to hope and to love.

Did I tell you how much I love you? I'm falling for you all over again.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Change Of Mind? I've been particularly defensive the last two days of a martial art/sport of mine which I had always wanted to be involved in. I'm talking about kendo and today, I had the chance to see it live, first hand. Yes, I was excited, anxious, and expectant. I entered the hallway leading to the sports gym and that's where they were. I took a seat at the side and watched wide eyed, observing as much as I could.

And Kendo was good. Just plain good.

Yeah, so MAYBE I was a little too expectant because all I saw were people taking their time to make a move and when they did hit one another, they would stop for awhile and then resume. I felt that was a little too unpractical. Nobody is going to wait for you in a real fight. I think that kendo is steeped a little too much into culture and therefore is losing it's appeal on me. I want to learn something practical, something that I could use in a real fight.

The current (and only) alternative now would be fencing. Yes it's still swordplay and yes, I am soooo into swords and stuffs. Maybe an apology is in order here. I may have been a little bit harsh and closed mind about fencing the past two days. So yes, I'm sorry and I'll be more open minded next time. To show my sincerity, I am actually going to go see the fencing practice this Wednesday. Who knows, fencing may be what I'm looking for.