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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Trip To The Library...

Okay, I'm here...

Technically, I have FOUR more Star Wars pictures left to blog with! Oh no! I've gotta do something to get myself out of this mess! I need more Star Wars pictures! [ faints ]

Okay, back to reality.
I actually finished my History folio yesterday.

I was overjoyed! I FINALLY finished!

But I failed to realise that my hasil kajian was only 10 pages long.
And the hasil kajian has to be FIFTEEN pages long!

Ugh! 15 pages?! That's impossible! IMPOSSIBLE, I TELL YOU!!!

I worked so hard to find the information about Kota A'Famosa, which is the building I'm researching. Yeah, I know it's boring, but it's the easiest, no?

After I collected all the data, I began work on my hasil kajian...

When I had used up all the data, I counted the pages and screamed!

It was only 5 pages long! What the-?!

I pulled myself together and began expanding the hasil kajian. I scoured the Internet, hoping to find more data. But the information I found was more or less the same with the data I already had in my my hasil kajian.

But in the end, I only managed to push it up to 10 pages! STILL NOT ENOUGH!!!

I was so damn frustrated! I asked my father for help, and he told me to search the Internet, which was exactly what I have been doing for the past 4 hours! Ugh!

At least I managed to complete the other parts of my folio.

I've completed the penghargaan, the kaedah kajian, objektif kajian, everything!

All I need now is to complete that damned hasil kajian!


Anyway, Hazwan, Ashman and Haritharan planned to go to the library in Shah Alam today to collect information about the Sultan Abdul Samad building. I overheard their plans and decided that this was my chance to get the extra information I needed to push my hasil kajian up to 15 pages!

I told Hazwan I wanted to go. He was happy that I was going! He wanted me to go so badly that he was willing to pay for my lunch expenses! Thanks, Hazwan! I really appreciate your kindness!

We went there and got what we wanted.
And then Ashman, Hazwan and I went searching the library for Chess books.
It was like finding a needle in a haystack!

We searched EVERYWHERE!

Finally, after such a long time, Hazwan found the Chess books...
It was in the Sports Section. We should have figured that out earlier!

Well, since I have the extra information about Kota A'Famosa, I might as well not waste time, no?
Nah! I think I'm gonna finish my History folio this weekend!
I'm too lazy today! I had to stay back in school for extra PMR classes! [ yawns ]

Oh, and I successfully fixed my handphone!
It won't deactivate itself anymore! Hopefully...

Well, that's it.

Comment me, kay?

May the Force be with you...

Friday, April 24, 2009

I've Got Facebook!

Alright, guys! I'm here!

Okay, I'm sure you guys know this already, but I'm saying it again anyway!

I'm SERIOUSLY running out of Star Wars pictures! ARGH! I can't imagine the possibility of posting a non-Star Wars picture! [ faints ]

Anyway, I've finally set up my Facebook account!

Actually, I didn't want to be on Facebook. I figured it would be a burden, because I've already got MySpace anyway.

But somehow, I had that demonic urge to try it out. And again, two miniature figures appeared on my shoulders ( refer to my post on January 2009! ).

Andrew's Angel: Maybe you should just try it out! Besides, you're Andrew! There's nothing you can't handle!

Andrew's Devil: Ugh, Andrew! Don't do it! It'll just be another burden in your miserable life! Sometimes, it's GOOD to be lazy!

Finally, after much consideration, I decided to go for it...
So, in the end,
my Facebook acount was successfully created!

So, to anyone who has Facebook out there, I've got two words for you all:

Just in case you can't find me, my full name is "Andrew Ho Ken Chye"...( duh! )

Oh yeah, I have more to say about Chess!

I've decided I won't use the King's Gambit Opening for White all the time.
I'm gonna use the Benko Opening as well...

I've used this opening almost 5 times since I first discovered it ( And this time, I didn't deprive it from Ashman! )

I've never lost a game using this opening so far! Unbelievable!

Oh, and I added another song to my MySpace and Blogger playlist!
It's "Just Want You To Know" by Backstreet Boys...

If you have the time,
listen to the whole song!
It's really cool! Trust me!

Okay, let me recall what happened at school today.

Well, I was almost late for school...
My alarm clock rang, and I stopped it. And then I did the most stupid thing ever!

Even though I knew that I had to go to school, I fell back to sleep!

Ugh, by the time I woke up, it was almost 7am!
And school starts at 7.25am!

I was screaming to myself, "How could I have fallen back to sleep?!"

I hastily took my shower and changed into my school uniform.
I had to quickly comb my hair ( That explains the bad hairday! )
I rushed downstairs and ate my breakfast.

My mother rushed me and my brother to school.

The sky was already very bright...
I was worried sick. I thought to myself, "I don't wanna' be late! Not again!"

When we reached my school, I said 'goodbye' to my mother and made a beeline for the school gate.

Luckily, I made it just in time!
By the time I sat down at the school assembly, the bell rang!
Phew! What a relief!

Or else, I would have to collect rubbish at the school field, under the hot morning sun! Ugh!

Anyway, I saw a lot of people going for the trip to Fraser Hill.
And I thought to myself, "Oh my god! How exciting!"
I saw all those people going on buses...
Escaping the horrors of school!

Oh well, maybe next time...

Okay, my father bought my mother a new handphone. It was awesome!

Luckily, I managed to resist the "green-eyed monster"! ( For the dimwits who don't know, it means 'envy'! )

So, she offered me her old handphone.
It was tempting, considering the fact that her old handphone doesn't black out!

But the screen was tiny! I had to squint to read an SMS properly!
And my fingers were almost paralysed after trying to type a message on the tiny keypad!

Somehow, I actually prefer my current handphone, despite all its drawbacks.
So I rejected my mother's offer...

So I guess I'm gonna have to find a way to fix my handphone.
Don't worry guys! I'll find a way!

Finally, I guess my "POG" situation is improving!
Soon, I will be rid of this "Phobia Of Girls" business!
But I'm trying not to be TOO overconfident!

Well, I guess that's it.
Comment me, kay?

May the Force be with you...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"In Denial"?!

Oh my gosh! I'm seriously gonna have to start looking for more Star Wars pictures! Yikes! [ slaps own face ]

Why do I feel so lazy?! I've got to broaden my search! Or else, I will be forced to use pictures other than Star Wars! NO!!!

Okay, back to reality.
This is my 41st post, if I'm not mistaken.
Don't worry, I never miscalculate anything!
When will I retire from blogging? Hmmm, that remains to be decided...

Let's see, what do I have to report?
Oh yeah, I STILL haven't started on my History and Geography folios! [ sigh ]
Alright, I've got to just grit my teeth and do it! I think I've said this to myself before...

Besides that, Ee Lynn and Jannah kept bugging me at school! They were saying something about me being "in denial"!
In denial of what?!
Listen, Ee Lynn and Jannah,
I absolutely don't know what you two are talking about!

Please! Just get straight to the point!

My handphone's still defective. It still continues to deactivate by itself wherever and whenever it wants!
I mean, a few days ago, I brought my handphone to school, so I don't have to use the public payphone.
I tried to call my mother.
But, apparently, my phone conveniently deactivated!
I checked my phone's battery supply, and it was still around 75% full!
I tried to SMS my mum instead. But the damned handphone blacked out again!

This happened NINE times in a row! NINE F***ING TIMES!!!

So, I gave up!
In the end, I had to use the public payphone!

Ugh, I HATE my handphone! Why does it have a mind of its own?! UGH!
Oh well. I guess I have no choice but to live with it, no? [ glares at handphone ]

Oh, I know you all probably don't care much about Chess, but it's my blog, right? So I can blog whatever I want! And there's nothing you can do to stop me! Ha!

I changed my opening for the White pieces.
I experimented with the King's Gambit opening.
I tried it out on several different opponents, and it worked brilliantly!

As for the Black pieces, I'm gonna utilise the Sicilian Defense.
And sometimes, I might decide to use the Modern Defense.

I learned the Modern Defense from Ashman. He continually calls it his style!
Ugh! Ashman, what makes you think that the opening belongs to you? ANYONE CAN USE IT, KAY?
( P.S. Ashman, if you're reading this line, I WANT YOU TO COMMENT!!! )

Oh, and I recorded more songs in to my collection:
1. Rule The World - Take That
2. Go The Distance - Michael Bolton
3. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
4. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely - Backstreet Boys

These songs are SO awesome!
If you've got time,
go and check them out, yeah?

Finally, I guess my "POG" is STILL under control. I know I always repeat this statement on every post. Just live with it, kay?
Like I always say,

Life Is Hard...
Life isn't easy,
it's full of ups and downs,
so just live with it!

Well, I guess that's it.
Comment me, kay? Especially YOU, Ashman!

May the Force be with you...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yay! Haircut!

Okay, I'm back!

I updated my music player again!
I updated it because most of the songs can't load fast enough. So I found a few songs that will start playing almost immediately. And the best part is that they don't abruptly stop playing halfway.

It's such a shame I had to delete "Numb" by Linkin Park. That song is so awesome! I don't know why most of the people I know don't like Linkin Park!

Luckily, I managed to find "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys. They're totally awesome!

Besides that, I just got my haircut today. I went to a barber shop at Setia Alam. After he finished cutting my hair, I looked in the mirror. It was okay, I guess...

But my brother's haircut was disastrous! The guy shaved of his hair so fast! His hair looked so weird and funny! I was trying so hard not to laugh! Luckily, my mother came to the rescue...

I wanted to post his picture here, but that would be very cruel of me, no?

Besides, he'll skin me alive if I ever try to cross him! He might look friendly at first,
but like I always say:
Never judge a book by its cover!

Oh, my handphone tends to deactivate by itself without warning. The cause is still unknown. I've never treated my handphone harshly! Never!
( Unlike my classmate, Yi Ling. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should check out her blog... )

Even though I handle it with extreme care, it'll just black out when I least expect it to!

How would you feel if you were talking to one of your friends on your handphone, and the call suddenly just cuts off because your handphone blacked out?! It's damn annoying!

Oh yeah, to anybody that got cut off from me during a call, I apologise.
Please forgive me, kay?

Besides, it's not my fault! It's my handphone's fault!

Oh, before I forget, Sarah Sofea and Haritharan:
Welcome to Blogger!

Make sure you update and maintain your blogs frequently, yeah?
Don't just join for the sake of joining!

Anyway, Sarah's brother, Ashman, managed to "brainwash" some of my friends!
He brainwashed:
1. Jaslyn
2. Evonia
3. Ee Lynn
4. Ng Zi Kent
5. Haritharan

If they weren't my friends, I would have called them a bunch of weak-minded fools! HA!
( Erm, guys, I didn't really mean that! I said "if you weren't my friends", kay? )


Do you wanna know how?

He sang this pathetic lullaby theme from Winnie The Pooh!

Everyday, they'll sing the song without a single care in the world!

It's pure addiction, I tell you! It's even worst than taking drugs!

If I'm not mistaken, it goes like this:

lullabee, lullabee,
honey bee, in the tree,
rest your wings,
in the morning light...

Ugh, it's sickening! I'd rather not talk about it!

Other than that, my "POG" problem is still under control, for now...

Okay, I guess that's it...

Post some comments, kay?

May the Force be with you...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Red Alert!

Alright, I'm back.

I'm seriously running out of Star Wars pictures! I declare a state of emergency! RED ALERT! RED ALERT! [ Panics, then faints ]

Okay, I updated my Blogger music playlist yet again. I think this is the last time I'm updating my playlist. I'm getting tired of changing my music all the time...

Yesterday was my school Sport's Day. I didn't go because it would be a waste of time and energy. I did not participate in any event, so why on earth would I want to go to school for?

To show my support to the Red House ( Rumah Mars )?
Erm, to my fellow Martians clad in red, I'm not being rude or anything, but I'm just too lazy to go and cheer for you all, okay?

I'd much rather stay at home and have my beauty sleep!
You know why?
Because I HATE waking up at 6am!

Every weekday, around 5.59am, I would be in my bedroom, sleeping, without a single care in the world...

Then, the dreaded alarm clock rings! Ugh, the sound of the alarm bell ringing away is sickening!
Sometimes, I just want to swipe the alarm clock off the table!!! I HATE my alarm clock!

Well, at least they show an episode of The Simpsons at 6.30 every morning!

Oh, yeah, I forgot. My Windows Live Messenger is finally working again! Hoorah! But I'm still keeping my Yahoo! Messenger just in case WLM goes on the fritz again...

And I STILL haven't decided what building I'm going to research for the History folio!
Perhaps I should just choose something simple...

Teacher herself said that the folio doesn't have to be anything fancy...
Even doing research on A'Famosa is good enough to get full marks!

And about the "Phobia Of Girls" problem, it still remains. And I STILL have difficulties having conversations with girls! What's wrong with me?!

Well, that's pretty much it, for now.

Comment me, kay?

May the Force be with you...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

More Folios To Worry About!

Okay, I'm here...

Okay, firstly, my History and Geography teachers both assigned my class to complete folios for each subject.

The Geography folio is okay, I guess. At least we get to work in groups! Generally, I still don't like to do it, but it's MUCH easier compared to the History folio.

The History folio has to be about historical buildings in Malaysia. So far, I haven't decided what building I'm going to research.

I wanted to do the PETRONAS Twin Towers, but the teacher said it wasn't old enough. According to my History teacher, the building has to be 50 years old in order to be classified as a genuine historical building. Pffft!!! What rubbish!

So, I'm forced to find another historical building. I plan to do it this weekend...
Just simply finding information about the building isn't the difficult part. Once I have the information, I have to write it all down, like an essay...

The essay has to be FIFTEEN pages long!!!

It's madness!!! It's outrageous!!! I HATE Malaysia's education system!!! I HATE IT!!!

[ Calms down ]
Okay, all I have to do is grit my teeth and just do it.
It will all be over in no time. Hopefully...

Okay, enough about folios...

On a brighter note, I borrowed a cool chess program from Hazwan. It's called Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition. Don't worry, Hazwan. I'll return it to you first thing tomorrow...

I installed it on my new computer first. The performance was extremely crappy. I couldn't use a 3D board, because it slowed down the computer by a lot. But I managed to play a few rounds using the 2D board. I won all the matches, of course...

Then, I installed it on my old computer. I generally prefer my old computer over my new computer because:
1. It's upgraded with a graphics card ( A Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 AGP 8X, to be precise. )
2. It has a much better audio system.
3. It's more suitable for gaming purposes...

But it does have drawbacks. Here's a list:
1. It tends to shut down by itself without warning.
2. It stops processing ( In other words, the computer 'hangs' )
3. Certain computer hardware stop working ( mouse, keyboard etc )
4. The computer refuses to boot up ( It doesn't start up after I press the power switch. )
5. The cooling fan in the CPU chassis generates a lot of noise.

Everything in the list occurs very frequently. But sometimes, for some reason I can't explain, none of the above happens...

Anyway, I installed the program. It was awesome!!! The performance was unparalleled!

I played a few rounds and won them all. I experimented with the large variety of chess sets available. Some of them were even animated!

I accessed the Chess Academy tab and listened to International Chess Master Josh Waitzkin's tutorial. I learned so much from him!
Luckily, he emphasised on End Game tactics. I used to play horribly in the End Game stage, but now I completely understand the fundamentals of End Game tactics.

Chessmaster even has a databank of Chess openings. After analysing all of them, I decided that the 'Sicilian Defense / Nc6 variation' was the opening that suited my style of play...

Okay, enough about Chessmaster...

Oh, I forgot.
I don't like it when people underestimate my capabilities...

For example, some of my friends think that I can't participate in the races that are going to be held during Sports Day simply because they think that I can't run fast.

Well, here's a message for them:
Never judge a book by its cover!

I actually wanted to enter one of the races, but there were no more places available.
I can run fast, just so you know. Just because I look like a nerd doesn't mean I'm slow and weak! I can even beat Lee King in arm-wrestling. If you don't believe me, ask him yourself!

I hope I made myself clear. I'm not scolding anyone. I just don't like people who don't respect other people's strengths and capabilties...

Well, other than that, the "Phobia Of Girls" problem seems to be under control for now. I still find it really hard communicating with girls. Well, at least I'm better off than last time...

Okay, I'll be stopping here.
Keep me posted!

May the Force be with you...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Too Much Drama!!!

Okay, let's get straight to the point...

I'm running out of Star Wars pictures to blog with, so unless I can find some new pictures that are based on Star Wars, I might have to use other types of pictures! Ugh!

Okay, I entered 2 new dramas in my school. I don't know why, I just did!
One drama is for Pendidikan Sivik Dan Kewarganegaraan.
And the other one is for Teacher's Day.

So, that means I've been participating in FIVE different dramas this year! It's unbelievable!

Anyway, my new computer's audio system is so crappy!
I tried to play a song on the new computer, but sometimes I can hear very loud static disrupting the song...

But when I played the same song on my old computer, it sounds fine! There was no static whatsoever! What's wrong with the speakers on my new computer?!

Oh, and I manged to finish my Pendidikan Seni homework!

Actually, the first time I painted, I didn't give it my best effort...
And obviously, the painting turned out horrible.
But surprisingly, other people thought the painting was rather nice, for some reason that is still unknown to me...

Then, I tried a second time, and this time, it was a masterpiece!
I really concentrated on the contrast and background lighting effects, and I really emphasised on the water reflections.
To be honest, it was one of the best paintings I've done so far.

Perhaps painting isn't so hard after all...

But one thing still bugs me....
I still have extreme difficulty in communicating with girls, despite all my best efforts...

Well, I know how to say "hi" and "bye" to a girl...

But what I don't know is how to start a conversation with them!

Someone, PLEASE HELP ME!!!
It's so freaking difficult and complicated!

Why must life be so hard?!

And this is just a random statement.
I love cycling...

It's one of life's greatest joys...

The wind in my hair as I ride...
The silent hum of the bicycle's wheels as I glide along...
It's wonderful to cycle after a long and tiring day at school...

In fact, the day my father bought me my bicycle is one of the days I will never forget.

But it's also hard to forget the countless amount of injuries I received when I was learning to ride my bike. Well, you know what they say: No pain, no gain!

I know you guys must be half-asleep from reading my pointless statement about cycling...
So I'm gonna stop now.

Okay, that's it...
Keep me posted, kay?

May the Force be with you...