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时间 vs 心态

从以前,我们很常看刘墉的书;每逢有书展,带一两本回家时一定的。

注:这篇,并不是书评;而是我对他的一本书的一种感觉,感想。

一直以来,我都会反复读着《你不可不知的人性》。每次回家,如果记得,都会拿出来翻阅一遍。而且,年复一年,读后感都不一样。

《你不可不知的人性》,说的是真实却丑陋的人性。抄网上的因为人性丑恶,所以你不能不认识它;因为人性向善,所以你不能谅解它。这本书里,先是身边的小故事,再来‘了解’和‘谅解’的解说,一层层剖析真正的人生,希望带给你一种豁达。只是,在不同年龄,不同生活背景和人生经历,从这本书里能领悟的level是不一样的。

在单纯无知,年少轻狂的中学和Politeknik生涯时,在我还是那个觉得全天下人都是好人的愚蠢小笨蛋的时候,我总觉得,这本书写的太毒了,把人性说的太丑陋了。甚至,只觉得自己在‘读书’,而不是读道理,完全没得到启发。

慢慢的,领着一大袋的单纯出来工作,还是觉得这本书把人性说得太丑陋了。

再慢慢的,丢信,进大学,经过社会,时间及人事物的洗礼,再看回这本书,我惊觉,对每一篇小故事及后面的‘了解’‘谅解’,我都是赞同;以前常说‘eih,没有人会这样做的’,现在却是‘那算什么?还有更毒的呢’...

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最近,总觉得自己很消极,很愤世嫉俗。原因无它。(几乎)每个人都认为我这个‘博士生’很了不起,高攀不起,我却是讽笑说,博士又怎样?也要吃喝拉撒啊。

现在我在教育界可称最高领域的地方*,还是可以看到人性丑恶一箩箩,甚至会无辜卷入其中,深受其害。也证明了一件事:人,不管学历多高,地位多显赫,思想及人性,都未必相称的...

*注1:在教育上,PhD是最高level的,毕业后你会得到‘Dr’的称号。至于你毕业后,是从Dr慢慢升上Assoc. Prof和Prof这些level,我都当它为事业上冲刺。

女人的香气

这部连续剧在我电脑里已有一段时间了,一直有拿出来偷看几下,基本上也猜到整个剧情在讲什么 (我就是这么无趣...)。追完《Person of Interest》后,终于决定好好看这部剧。

《女人的香气》,故其名,是电影《Scent of a Woman》的直接翻译,当中的共同点,就是探戈 Tango 了。而剧的内容,是Queen Latifah的《Last Holiday》和Morgan Freeman & Jack Nicholson演的《The Bucket List》两个故事搅在一块。前者我看过,后者来不及看就被External HDD I/O error给吃掉了 -_-

可能这段时间都是在看美剧,对这种连续版连续剧(跳针吗??)有点给我带来惊喜。更奇怪的是,这部剧让我觉得,每个人都很有份量,不再只是围绕着男女一二号。

故事讲述李妍在,一位在旅行社工作的白领,突然收到自己得了癌症的噩耗,只有六个月寿命。就酱,她写了一个在死前要做的Bucket List,一一进行。中间就穿插了和男一号姜智旭的恋情;和男二号蔡银熙的医生病人兼小学单恋对象关系;和女二号任世景的情敌关系;和母亲知而不报的关系;等等等等....

要说这部剧嘛,并没有给我韩剧一贯有的贫富差异。对,男一女二都很富有,可是他们并没有给我很强烈的“我是有钱人快点跪下来亲我的脚趾”感觉;男一智旭非常天然呆,连找公司的律师问个事情都给爸爸训话,自己公司的动向还要看在公司工作了二十几年的‘老古董’的脸色行事;女二世景被以前的烂桃花伤得不敢再把心掏出来,而且前面几集的奸诈表情真是让我不敢恭维。

再说说女一吧。几年前看《我叫金三顺》,很喜欢金宣儿。由于这部剧她‘得’生病,所以整个很瘦,有点不习惯,也显得有点苍老。虽然网民觉得主角姐弟配很不讨好,可是我觉得恰到好处,因为智旭的天然呆+单纯正好衬托了妍在的对疾病的恐惧+对将来的憧憬。而且每次智旭生气吃醋扁嘴时,可爱到~~~

整个剧下来,我最喜欢的反而是男二,严基俊饰演的蔡银熙医生。这部剧好像是他的第一个作品...喜欢他的原因是,他的笑容很好看! :-) 身为医生,最不想发生的事就是病患去世吧。喜珠去世时,他整个人崩溃,连我也崩溃了...

至于我说每个人很有份量,可以说是因为有王牌配角大助阵。妍在妈,伊部长,妍在麻吉惠媛等等,这些阵容都不容或缺的...

可喜的是,不是悲剧下场哦~ :…

Shir-'B'-Lyn: The Ultimate Challenge

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Argh~ How do I start about her~

This girl has grown since the last time I saw her, and it's like... a month ago? She was awake when I arrived at her place (Kebakat, Wakaf Bharu), and we took her out for a short ride.

During the weekdays/working days, she comes over to our place for the sake of her feeding (she kinda refuses formulated milks and keen of breast milk recently...) and my sister's convenience. THAT's when I finally get a taste of Lim Tino's nanny experience... -__-
Sleep:

I must say, this little fellow has a lot of 'patterns' when she fell asleep. I'm not sure if all the babies do that, but she is one of the best sleeping posers I have ever met... especially the hands.

See what I mean? She tends to flip to one side, and her hands get busy. However, that's when she's the cutest, because when she's awake, her mood is so unpredictable, and she cries her lungs out, literally break my heart.

Anyway, adults have 'helped' her develop a h…

Festive Season & Traffic

Last minute decision to go back KB because Jasmine was going back too! Haven't see the BFF-of-my-life for 2 years...

Since it's a last minute decision, and it's not 'my' festive celebration, I drove back on the first day of Raya, along with dad (yes, he came to Perlis and we went back together. 不孝女) and M&M.

Although the road is clear of traffic (especially zero lorry on the Grik road!! *joy to the world*), the 'outsiders' cars drive us nuts! I have been experiencing that a week before Raya in Perlis, and now all the way back to KB!!

During times like this, people rushing in their hometown from all over the places - the 'balik kampung' spirit, so there's a lot of 'outstation' car plates to be spotted. AND, the nightmare is, they seem to be NOT back to their kampung for some time, they OBVIOUSLY don't know the way.

Not sure which junctions to take, don't know which lorong to go into, clueless of which way to go.

Drive me nuts!

The Chronicles of M&M - Progress

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I felt sorry for not talking about them for quite some time in this blog, as it is now mainly about my adorable LinLin B, usual life stories and lack of blogging literally. So here we go...

Both Mozzie and Manny have grown so much now, and they ate a lot more too. Now that we mention them, they are one year old!! Of course Moz is 1-2 weeks younger than Man, but who cares~








Moz is growing rounder and rounder now, his ass is HUGE! He now measures 960g.


 Although he is the bigger size piggie, but he appears to be 'weaker' than his older bro. For the past two months, he had diarrhea for 1-2 days with unknown reason (since both of them share the same diet and the bro is all well), and the good timing of diarrhea too - right AFTER I change their bedding -_-



Manny is still the coward as usual, afraid of being picked up, afraid of being cuddled, afraid of being touched, afraid of everything! Differ from his inmate who grows sideways, he grows longer and longer, which make it a little d…

犯贱的人没药医

今早驾车去着lab时,听着988的某个Upletter单元。
两位DJ读着一位听众叫做Danny的来信。

话说,这位Danny,有个前妻,与前妻有着一对儿女。虽然在还是夫妻身份时与一位中国女子有着亲密的关系,可是夫妻俩一直有性格不和的问题,所以外遇只是一个借口。
后来这位中国女子怀孕了,Danny顺理成章跟妻子离婚。跟中国女子没注册,只是摆席宴客。
再后来,这位中国女子把妹妹从中国接过来住。
再再后来,中国女子带着孩子回乡探亲,Danny跟这位妹妹有意无意地‘亲密’了起来。因为如此,Danny把中国妻滞留在中国。
再再再后来,这位中国妻妹妹原来有个‘有背景’的黑道男友。两人一起勒索Danny。Danny给了三千再给五千。要不到钱就开始泼油漆。
再再再再后来,这位中国妻妹妹与‘男友’要不到钱,找到了前妻的住址,往她家泼油漆。
前妻致电给Danny,她不理会Danny要在外面搞三搞四,可是请Danny不要把她和儿女拖下水。
就在这时,Danny领悟了,忏悔了。(DJ表示信的结尾一整段都是忏悔,时间关系整段省略)
写了这封Upletter给988,希望可以提供解决办法/意见,怎么摆脱这两位姐妹。
(是的,那位回乡探亲的中国妻也不要了)

听到这里,DJ也表明,听众在打去电台时前十秒钟允许开骂,后面就正经提供意见...
而我,听到这里,只能说,一贱还有一贱贱啊~

我一直很唾弃脚踏两条船,劈腿的人。
尤其这位Danny先生。很明显,他每次都是用‘小脑袋’思考。甚至认为,他是个随处播种的公狗。
意见我是没有啦,自作孽不可活,你好自为之啦...

Person of Interest

It is one of the new series to 'try out', and not only it pass the test, it gives me priceless experience!

Unlike the other investigation series that I watched such as CSI, White Collar, Castle, The Mentalist etc, this one has a different and fresh approach, and the combination of cast is awesome.

John Reese is an ex-CIA agent who is presumed dead by the authority and living under the radar. Harold Finch is a reclusive billionaire who build 'The Machine' something like the one in Eagle Eye except the appearance is never revealed after 9-11 attacks to detect acts of terror, hmmm let me just quote the opening narration:

"You are being watched. The government has a secret system, a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. Crimes the government considered "irrelevant." They wouldn't act, …

Blood Donation vs Low BP

When it comes for blood donation, my biggest obstacle would be my all-time-record low blood pressure. It used to be low hematocrit years back, it must be the increase volume of fat and stuff inside me that overcome the problem once and for all.

Today, I was 'rejected' once again by the nurse because of my low BP. I was 'pumped' for about 5-6 times by the nurse, both arms, asked to have nescafe and snacks (although I ate milo and tosai before going to the hospital), and in the end the blood pressure was still too low, ineligible for donation. There's a blood donation campaign this Sunday which they advised me to have a little exercise before going to increase the BP. I must had a very sad face, because the nurses from the donation room and counter comforted and consoled me when I was leaving the blood bank, non-stop saying "Kesiannya dia..." LOL.

Low blood pressure has been 'haunted' on me for so long. Exceeding 100+ in the systolic (upper/first numb…

Sick Sucks (Update)

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Exactly 3 weeks ago, I woke up in the morning, feeling all sick, sore throat and body ache.

Ever since then, I had trouble sleeping for the first 40 minutes because whenever I lay flat down, my throat gets itchy and the series of lung-pounding-throat-echoing cough starts. I have to find any way that I can to prevent the cough, which one day I resorted to sleep on my arm chair instead, at least I felt better as I wasn't lay flat and my upper body tilted a little.

I had tried all kind of modern and traditional medicine to cure the sickness, which they do show some effect on the sore part, but the cough is still around.

So I am now proudly to say that, I cut off ice/cold drinks for 3 weeks now (...almost, coz there's 1-2 times I forgot about the cough and bought iced drinks, which resulted in some more coughing). It doesn't really that bad though, and that makes me realized that I can actually survive without cold drinks.

Current mode: refraining cold drinks and try to feel good …

London Olympics 2012 - Badminton & Other games

I believe all badminton fanatics (and DLCW fanatics) eagerly anticipated the final match between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, and you have your own after-match feeling and expression and comments, so I leave it for you.

I watched the match at Har Ji's place, another badminton kaki and fanatic. It's fun to watch it with badminton group/pals, there and then you can learn and discuss about the way of playing better badminton, and admire how awesome their skills and consistency are...

A friend asked whether I am disappointed or unfortunate about LCW's loss. On my POV, that loss is regrettable, especially the rubber game, but NOT disappointed. LCW played definitely better than he was in 2008 Beijing Olympics, and this time, his facial expression was way better. So many times we could see that LD frowned, sighed and yelled disappointingly when he did mistakes, but not to LCW. He looked calm, focused and determined.

Anyway, things that caught my attention are the after-match commen…

炫动全城2012巨星慈善卡拉OK式没乐队伴奏演唱会

上周六去了槟城《炫动全城2012巨星演唱会》,出席的歌手有齐豫尖叫!!!,张宇,信和A-Lin。
看遍全部网上报章都没列出歌曲,所以我只能靠我记得的写了...

话说一进场,台上没看到有乐器时,气势就有弱了一半。再看观众席的排法,“难道,这个又是一场慈善演唱会?”
当然,并不是说慈善演唱会不好啦...

一开始,先是主持人出来开场白,再来VVIP互相拿着模拟支票拍照的仪式。

再忍个几分钟,演唱会开始!

打头阵的是齐豫!听她唱现场简直就是要我鸡皮疙瘩一直掉满地!
唱了五首歌:九月的高跟鞋,走在雨中,Angel,欢颜,橄榄树。
飚高音真的是好赞!!I love you!
原来她的歌,我都是不知道歌名而已;要我哼,我还是可以哼个破破地几段! 自豪-ing

接下来是‘妹妹’ A-Lin。
她的歌,我不熟。所以只能到最后两首歌,失恋无罪和大大的拥抱时才能比较high一点。
要说的是,A-Lin,对不起!因为我一直以为你很...‘大只’...,所以看到你原来是这么‘小只’时,我有罪恶感 -___-

接下来是‘弟弟’ 信。
信应该不是很喜欢看着观众唱歌吧,很多时候他都是侧着身唱歌。
难道侧身唱比较容易飚高音?还是比较有rock的感觉?无解...
他用mesh的方法唱两首歌很好玩,一转身又是别首歌,只是转接歌曲是有点不协调,可能不是用现场乐队的关系吧...
而且,前提和题目讲的没乐队伴奏,用的是卡拉OK style,荧幕上还有放歌词!整个就是K-房演唱会...
信在唱《One night in 北京》时,我上了一趟简单的‘音乐历史课’。原来,这首歌背后的故事是,陈升在北京时喝醉了,喃喃自语用闽南语说:“我为何在北京?” 原音:wa-na-a-di-Beijing,非常像英文的‘One Night in Beijing’,所以这首歌就出炉啦~
创作型歌手真是有型,简单日常的一词一句都可以写成歌啊~
有几下子,感觉到音乐比信的歌声还大,甚至有高音爬不上去的感觉。可能信吃榴莲吃太多了...

压轴,‘哥哥’张宇。
一开场,他就说要应来马来西亚的景,所以穿了‘黄配青’。我抓不到意思,只觉得他的绿色夹克很美,韵解释了,我们就笑说他一唱完就要被ISA抓走了...
没什么激情可言,因为他唱的都不是我爱听的。
雨一直下,都是月亮惹的祸等,虽然很rock很符合演唱会的气氛,可是我都没有很爱这些歌,所以兴趣缺缺。
只是,张宇也很敢咯,竟然说VVIP坐在沙…