Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Day 2 of Ramadhan. The fasting month for many a Muslim.

Where good deeds reward you many times over.

In my case, however, I've got an exam to worry about. Plus an apology that I must make, regrettably, on behalf of my team-mates.

I've every reason to fail this subject, although I must admit that our project was doomed since Day One. We hardly communicated well enough to understand each other.

But enough about that. There's still a few other things that have to be done, and I'm not going to get a second failure.

Times are changing, as far as the eye can see. I hope everything turns out right.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Just adding something for my own reference here:

A VB game design tutorials site!

Good enough for future reference.

And for those of you looking for the TGS 2003 trailer of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, check the entry after this one.


Wednesday, October 15, 2003

And there are times...we disagree...
What's right for you is NOT for me....
- singer and song unknown.

Indeed, one man's meat is another man's poison.

Some of you may have been to Faiz Sahri's blog, and read that story on the "99 Club".

Or perhaps the recent tale on "Missing Ribs" in Dhora / Mutiara's blog made you shed a tear or two.

Personally, although they're good stories, nothing beats the stories by the living.

Although I try to live each day as it comes.

Travelling beyond the bounds..
We have to take that step
What are we waiting for?
It's now or never...
- Maki Kirioka, Beyond The Bounds.

I may not be heavily religious, unlike some of my friends, but I do know one thing.

There is always much to learn.

And adding to my musical reverie, check THIS out!

Picked this off Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater page.

Listen to the music, and tell me if that doesn't sound James Bond-ish.

Would've added that tune's lyrics here, but I need to hear it one more time to recall it.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Currently on OVERDYNE mode. Project's due in 9 days, and I haven't the slightest inkling of what we're supposed to do.

I've been looking up a lot of VB code for this purpose. The code in some sites seems to be much better than what most of my team-mates have offered me.

One minor story I'd like to share with you all.

Last night, around 20:05, I finally reached Klang after an exhausting (but fun) outing in KL.

Called up Mum, and Mum mentioned that I had to get back home on my own.

So I was busy walking along the bridge closest to the ruins of the Great Wall supermarket, just wondering about life.

Halfway across, I spotted two guys FISHING from the safety of the bridge.

What interested me was the fact that their fishing target was a very heavily polluted Klang River. Filled with garbage and loose debris.

In most cases, you'd expect that the river would be too polluted to sustain life.

So, I asked one of them, "You guys fishing?"

Guy smiles, and answers, "Yep."

I ask, "In THERE?"

Guy nods his head, still smiling.

I ask, "Any fish there?"

Guy points to his bicycle, and that's when I noticed a very large red snapper in the bike's basket.

Subhanallah! (Exalted be Allah!)

That's when I learnt that we humans are all fishermen, fishing for fortunes and better lives in this world.

Depending on our dreams and intentions, there are many sorts of fishermen.

Some who'd be satisfied by fishing in the murkiest of rivers, and getting one or two big fish.

Some who'd prefer the choices offered by the oceans of our Earth.

And some who'd use their previous catches to catch bigger and better fish.

So, what are YOU fishing for? ^_^;;

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

From Dr. Maya's blog:

! You are most like An Emerald !
Caring, giving, - and very emotional. You're the
people turn to with a problem. You worry about
and genuinely want to help - a little too much
As an emerald, you tend to take a more backseat to
the other
gems, but your inner beauty soon captivates those
who take
the time to get to know you.
Congratulations ... You're the selfless gem
everybody needs as a friend.

?? Which Precious Gem Are You ??
brought to you by Quizilla

Fate? Perhaps. All I need now is to create an winged emerald ankh sooner or later.

In other news, Tripod's wiped out my old site.

Good thing I still have the original files. I think they STILL can't tolerate ROM posts. Even though the ROM's impossible to find in the US.

6 days since my initial findings. The more I read those excerpts, the sadder I get.

That friend of mine sure has been through a lot of BS in her life. I do wish she'd come round and ask me for advice.

Perhaps she might be much better than she is now.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

I have been betrayed.

One of my closest friends of mine took a decision to adversely affect her life, even after I mentioned that I would always be around to offer her advice whenever she needed it.

Suffice to say, I am terribly aggrieved by her actions. Her decision could come at the cost of her life. Most of our youth today often fail to realize that spur-of-the-moment decisions tend to affect them adversely when they become older (but sometimes NOT always wiser).

Ordinary people would've terminated their friendships if this ever happened to them, but given the fact that they are human, it's forgivable.

In my case, however, all I can do is pray for her safety, and keep my doors open. That way, perhaps her heart might be opened wide enough to notice my comforting presence, and she'll come round to ask me for advice and forgiveness.

This is what will, God willing, separate me from the anger that her actions have caused to me.

And if she happens to be reading this account, God willing, I will honour my promise.

I hope that He grants me the strength to carry on with my mission.