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Thursday, 17 January 2013

My rant on #listen
Brothers and sisters,

I'm sure most of us have by now have been exposed to the recent internet phenomena. I'm not exactly too fond of what happened but when things go wrong you know they get really wrong. Applying Murphy's Law that states "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong", I believe such a thing would occur eventually, with our ever increasing interest over the political turmoil which has cursed this country ever since the General Elections have been nearing.

I guess the most fascinating thing is the reactions that have manifested over the few days that the video have been posted. Some show disgust, some show pity whilst some merely laugh at the reactions of others. There has been no shortage of memes of the incident either.

Forgive me if I am mistaken, but after scrutinizing the series of drollery among my peers, I have concluded (I represent myself, and no study has been conducted) that the majority have been more fond of the younger speaker. This majority however to me consists mostly of the youths. It is in my observation that I have found a rather intriguing link to such comradery among them.

Again I must reiterate, this is merely my belief and opinion and it does not represent any person other than me. I am on the impression that the youth of today have something in common, something we all go through and are sick of, and that is being shunned by those older than us. I believe that every one of us have been at least once told to keep our ideas to ourselves merely for the reason that we are younger than them. They believe that being older makes them better at everything. I'm not saying every adult is like that. I'm merely stating that these few people who exist out there believe that respect has to overcome stupidity. That just because you are older, your words will always be gold to us. Even if those words mean nothing. It irritates me how often this happens in life. That is why I believe that such a strong force have been behind the younger speaker and this I say again with the most humble tone, I am speaking for myself and I am sorry for any clashes with your opinions.

May Allah protect us from the fiery depths of hell.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Are we truly free?

It's funny how humans perceive life and all its predicaments. With so many things to see and do, sometimes I myself get confused. If there are so many things out there, then why am I here? Why am I subjected to these laws which to an extent regulates my movements? Am I truly free? Or is that what I am subjugated to feel?

You see, I have always had this feeling, that somehow, we are controlled. Pop culture is one of the means in which I believe our thoughts are constantly being manipulated. We may have free will, but our thoughts have been altered in a sense that we perceive things that are naturally unnatural to be something of an accepted norm. Subliminal messages that are cleverly disguised are to be found in every advertisement on the media. Not realizing this would be normal as we are accustomed to it. But once we realize that these media forms which constantly bombard us with what they perceive as acceptable, you may eventually gasp in fear of what has been poisoning the minds of millions including you.

One of the most obvious one, is the affiliation of everything to sex. Think about it, when at a motor show, why are the show girls dressed so indecently? Why is it that songs on the radio have the need to sing about sex?

You might say that I'm paranoid, but I'm not the only one who thinks so. I guess this is merely an eye opener. Whether it opened your eyes to see my point is really up to you. I can say all I want, but I fear it may sound one-sided, so I believe you should do research on these conspiracy theories by yourself. Here are some links to get you started.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

People hurt you,
Allah will heal you. ♥
People humiliate you,
Allah will magnify you. ♥
People judge you, Allah will justify you. ♥
May Allah will never get tired of loving me. :) ♥

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Friday, 30 September 2011

Filter Bubbles

Hey guys, I'm not exactly back one hundred percent but what I want to share with you is something you might not have heard of. If you have, you might have never knew that it is this severe.


Have you ever wondered why some of your friends get more likes than you on Facebook sometimes? Is there a real secret behind it? Well let me tell you this. Facebook actually tracks down the links you open on Facebook. Who's profile have you opened, what link you have opened, with whom do you interact with. Well, the thing is, the links and people whose profile you have opened? Yeah, Facebook makes sure you see more of their posts than those that you have not opened. Sometimes they even remove other peoples news in your feed without you knowing it. This actually answered my question of, if I'm friends with 2,000 people on Facebook, how can it be that I'll be seeing all of their updates? Surely I would miss a lot. That is true, and that's why you only see certain posts from certain friends!


I don't think that this is surprising though. But I should make it clearer here. If you searched from one computer on Google and searched from another computer using Google, chances are, you will get different results! I'm not kidding, go ahead, try it out! Google makes a record on everything related to you. It will know your computer type, what browser you are using, and even where you live! My god. These are being done whilst you are happily searching on Google!

So what does the title up there mean you ask?

Filter Bubbles are like this. You like Islam. You Google it. Then comes out all these nice results about Islam. The teachings, the principles, the beliefs, and etc. But, if another person around the world who despises Islam Googles the same word, his results might come out different, it might have posts on terrorism, the news of terrorist, etc. You get the idea.

Here's the video that reveals it all.

Want to remove Filter Bubbles?

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Amazing: Artificial flying bird.

I've always dreamed of a day where humans could build robots that could fly like birds. It's amazing that they can do it already! Check out this video. The intro might be boring but rest assured, it will be something worth the wait.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A New Start..

"You have 30 minutes to revise", the lecturer announced. By then I knew what was coming. We all anticipated it. News like this travels like wildfire. I was one of those unlucky enough to only find out an hour before the tutorial class. "I shall give you some questions after this", finished the lecturer.

I wasn't exactly in the mood for such an event. The night before I was feeling sick and my condition worsened the next day. In fact, I had a mild headache during the test. To make matters worse, I forgot my notes. I guess I was lucky enough to have a friend share her notes with me.

"Time's up"

It seems as if those words were echoing for an eternity as I waited for the questions to be presented on the projector screen.

5 questions were presented before me. All of them I had answers to. But which one should I pick?

I took the easiest one. (Which is so obvious)

Discuss statehood in the international blah blah. LOL. It's not that I don't like the subject. I seriously can't remember the question.

When I finally finished answering. There were only a few of us left in the class. Then I walked out.

My motive of telling you this pointless story? I had nothing better to do. HAHA

P/S: Don't get mad.. :P.. They say you age faster if you are mad all the time. Teehee.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Why My English Is Quite Okay So To Speak

Often, I do get inquiries in regards of my proficiency in communicating using the English language. I do not wish to brag, but I also do not intend on being too humble about it. I would say my English prowess is quite mediocre but some would disagree and think that my words have insulted them in some way. Therefore I believe that I should make it clear that maybe, the definition of a good command in the English language might be different in some respects to different individuals.

What you believe to be good might be bad for some people. The whole mechanism goes around standards. I am sure we all have different standards in judging others in terms of their skills in a particular thing. Now the thing is, I need you to do this. Imagine a person being raised in a family that uses the English language as a means of communicating on a daily basis. Now think about it this way. Do you think that person would have a low standard when it comes to judging English proficiency? No. He will have a high standard. Not because he is snobbish. But because he was raised that way. He knows what is a real good English speaker. Most probably he won't regard himself the best as he knows that he is just on a common standard.

Now imagine the average person. Living in a family where English is not spoken widely. They might once in awhile use some English words but never do they speak only in English for any sentence that comes out of their mouths. Now an individual from this upbringing will most probably regard those who are able to speak English in full sentences without having trouble finishing the sentence as skilled English speakers. This might be true in some cases but the fact is, that particular individual was raised that way. Therefore there is a space in between those raised to speak in English and those who have grown up and are struggling to get a grip on the language.

If you are interested in knowing why on earth am I babbling up until here, let me tell you now, why.

The thing is, I was raised by my parents who were graduates of University of Reading in the United Kingdom. I believe their higher education might have had an impact on how I was raised. I remember when I was in Nursery. I was able to speak in mandarin and English. I do not recall speaking in Malay really. When I entered primary school, I guess I forgot Mandarin. The early years were quite a blur, but I remember my last years in primary school. My school was owned by the government and the church right beside it. St. Mark in Butterworth, Penang. Now during my last years there I was particularly fond of befriending friends from other races. Chinese, and Indians. They were some of my best friends then. With them I spoke mostly English. This might have had an impact on who I am today.

Now in secondary school, my friends did not appreciate me speaking in English that much, or at least that was what I could gather from the look of their faces. Being in an environment that unknowingly restricts the usage of English made it hard for me to further apply my love for the language. This lead to the deterioration of my English efficiency. Luckily I joined the debate club and became the president. My English skills were then polished again. I had a chance to further intensify my love for this subject. Joining the "English Club" then didn't really help. Can you imagine an "English Club" that has members who spoke in Malay? What an embarrassment. In the end I found my love in debating. I guess thats partially why I chose to take up law. Thats why I am right here right now.

But the thing that irks me now is the fact that some people still do not want to even try and speak in English and complain when they are unable to understand English based subjects. I agree, my road made it easier for me to conquer some parts of the English language but that doesn't mean you have to give up. The fact of the matter is, with practice with the right people, your English will become superb in no time.


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