Saturday, February 26, 2011

For my passion, to other benefit

Now is already week 8 in my study semester, believe it or not I have just fix my thesis title. As a matter of fact, I have chosen my thesis title as early as anyone else. Besides, I am working together with Junyen in the same title. Thanks to him, he had inspired me to do something with mobile app development since it is hot recently. So, we are happy with the title at first, planning to do something using GPS  function. But only to find out later that the proposed title had already been in market for quite a time and it outdo our proposed feature a lot. So, we were disappointed and having the dilemma. Losing our mood for few days and keep on thinking of something new. Choosing title from lecturer is already out of our mind for a long time ago.

At the end, I have came out with an idea which have something to do with OCR (Optical character recognition). We are so sure that it could be accepted by lecturer as we both think that it sound like a 'A' project. However, the lecturer do not really keen with the idea and she insist that even if it is acceptable, it would be one person project.

We resorted to travel our own part. Our lecturer keep on pushing her ideas / title to us which is mostly web base project. But we are strongly object it as we insisted to do something with mobile apps or devices such as RFID. Hence our lecturer stop pursuing us and start looking to modify our proposed title. There after, Junyen and I have our own interesting title which is still clinging on mobile computing.

Mine title, have something to do with diabetic person. And my passion grew from it as I know my apps could really help them in their daily life if it was successful. I am thrilled and fired up.

We chose the hard way which we know very little on it. Frankly, I have never done any mobile computing before, and to straightaway jump into that field and putting my thesis at stake might sound crazy. Some time, I will think why not just pick up any common title like e-commerce, e-library or etc and make my life easier. I already have the knowledge about it. Why I risk my thesis to do something I know nothing about ??

Maybe because of my internship period in IBM. After 7 months of crazy time developing application for Human Resources, they are actually implementing it right now. My manager put a very trust on the system which supposedly to deal up to hundred thousands of allowance distribution every month. I start to see my passion is to do something that could be useful and be appreciated.

Some intern, working for months is just to fulfill their course requirement and can't wait for another one minute to leave their company. I have extend my internship for another one month officially (get paid using intern rate) and two weeks unofficially which I don't get paid. But it is at my own will to complete whatever I started. Some might say, I am stupid to be used such a way. I know there are intern who get paid with full-time rate for their extension. But I don't see it such a way. From there, I bring a new attitude into university with me.

When looking on the title proposed by lecturer, everyone had start grabbing the title but I am still idling there waiting for more title to come. I have no idea what title I want, not that I think myself too good for those cheapskate title, but I was looking for something that is interesting and actually could be beneficial.

Out of desperation and fear, there is one time I lose my mind and almostly grab a title that had been idle there for quite a time. A boring title it was.. but it was due to peer pressure that everyone had chosen their title. Thanks to Junyen, he pulled me out and bring me into a new interesting world, mobile application.

My passion grew from it. This is where I will start enduring all the hardship for the next 10 months. But I am pretty sure with the passion and the benefit it could bring to the needy... all the hardship will be compensated just like my internship in IBM.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


A wise man was taking a sunrise walk along the
beach. In the distance, he caught sight of a young 
man who seemed to be dancing along the waves.
As he got closer, he saw that the young man was 
picking up starfish from the sand and tossing 
them gently back into the ocean.

"What are you doing?" the wise man asked.

"The sun is coming up, and the tide is going
out; if I don't throw them in, they'll die."

"But young man, there are miles and miles of 
beach with starfish all along it - you can't possibly
make a difference."

The young man bent down, picked up another 
starfish, and threw it lovingly back into the ocean,
past the breaking waves. "It made a difference for
that one," he replied.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A bigger sum up

CNY this year was as awesome like last year, but we have reduce the purchase of soft drink and junk foods as we learned from past experiences. Sibling and I have grown up therefor our desire on soft drink are significantly lower. Recalling few years back whereas Coke, Sandy and 100 plus were what I drank for whole CNY. First thing in the morning I would rush to fridge and gallop an icy cold of shandy. Same applied to afternoon before and after lunch, dinner and before sleep. Imagine the sugar intake I have !!

Sometime, I am envy on those people that could balik kampung for this festive season. I have been staying and celebrating CNY at KL for the past 20 years. I live in a big family which included my grandmother, hence I have nowhere kampung to back too. Well, guess I am a pure KL-lite. Anyway, this might be a blessing of safety on us. If you google OPS SIKAP, you would be surprise by the number of death toll within a week of CNY. This season, it stated 167 number of death toll. That is horrible and sad. Guess, I will be gracious for need not to endanger our life going and returning from kampung.

Hehe, wassup next ?? Firework la. I am a pure KL-lite, but have the guts to play firework just like most of the Kampung Boy. For what I think, a festive season without the companion of firework is boring and meaningless. Sound... is what it take to live up the surrounding.

Heard that government is planning to introduce firework permit for our residential level and we have a designed place to fire up our firework for safety purpose. Kinda stupid though, if all people going carrying their massive stock of firework, gather at a place, placing their bomb all around, and waiting instruction from police to fire up..... I think it could compete with the accident death toll at highway.

Speaking of Ang Pao !!! oooh my CNY all time favorite. This year, the 'harvest' is kind of prosperous. Well, my parents is always the most generous one and it make up 50-60 percent of the total, sometime, 80% though XD. More relatives getting married which mean more harvest can me made, lol.

As I mentioned before, I am still in dilemma whether to buy a flash gun for my 4K which is about rm500~600 or nibble it bit by bit.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A little sum up

Argh !!

I told myself to write something about this CNY but I had postponed it till now. In short, it was another great CNY celebration with family.

Yep, only with family. Don't know why, I don't feel like hanging out at other place other than my house. Suppose this coming sunday, I shall be following my friends for a Ang Pao 'ripping' tour just like every year, but I don't feel like going at all.

Yea, it is been a time since I met them and this will be a great opportunity for us to catch up. Erm.. let see how then.

Haha ! Speaking about Ang Pao... I am richer by few hundred buck. Initially, I planned to use this to buy a flash gun for my 4K. But when the money is on my grip, I feel reluctant to do so already. Argh !

I knew that an external flash is what it take for my 4K to 'perform' in any condition given. Should I kept that money and nibble bit by bit or go for the flash ??

Oh Gosh, this month I have to pay for my life insurans and medical card already. Not to mention that my laptop is on the brink of sayonara. Money money and money..... should I try one time lottery to gamble on a super slim luck ? LOL

I wouldn't do that.. I will rather buy their share and wait for their dividend.