Oct 7, 2011

Thoughts on the way to New York City

This is gonna be my first ever post written on a bus.

After 2 hectic weeks with 4 exams, finally I can get a grasp of fresh air and getaway to New York City.

Outside, the beautiful sunset turns the sky into a glowing orange colored picture. It is spectacular.

I am taking Bolt Bus (bus version for Air Asia) and it costs me $40 ($27 + $13) for a round trip. The price is pretty cheap and if I were to buy It 2 weeks earlier it would cost even cheaper. It takes 4.5 hour to reach New York from Washington DC – the journey is just like travelling from Penang to Kuala Lumpur. The only difference is I enjoy the ride a lot as Bolt Bus provides free Wi-Fi and power plug.

Death is life best invention” – posted by Heng How on his Facebook is my favorite status of the day. Steve Jobs left an indelible mark in the world of consumer electronics and at the same time putting me into lots of thoughts. Last time in year 2008, it was Uncle Choo’s death which changed my perception towards “life”.

“Life is only once, live without regret” is the principal I have been upholding strongly. Of course, as a human being, there are times I question about myself and uncertain of tomorrow. But life is a strange thing, life itself is already a miracle – what we need to do is make a wish and believe in it.

The journey from DC to NYC is just like Penang - KL. Difference is I can online all they way  on lappie

Recalling back the first day I entered university and all circumstances that took place subsequently, they did not just happen – it was all well plotted in an unconscious way. Everything happened to us was shaped by our belief and action. Most importantly, every dot counts and at the end of the day – all will be connected. Amazing, isn’t? Hometown friends, new friends made at KMPP, USM, AIESEC, events that I took part all are interconnected in different ways.

I told myself on the first day stepping into USM:” Hey, I must go exchange to overseas at least for a semester to learn and see different things!” Now, I’m here at USA for Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. I think I am lucky and feel very grateful to be here.

It’s been 6 weeks since I left Malaysia – and until now I have not met any other Malaysian here at my area. Yes there are many Malaysians at DC but we are yet to meet.

This experiment is totally something new to me but I find it to be challengingly fun.

I am meeting new people, learning different cultures and seeing the beautiful city every day. Besides, I am learning to know myself more – and keep asking what I really want to do in this life.

If you check my Facebook profile or blog introduction you might get some ideas. But I am still looking and still asking.

Sorry if you think it’s too philosophical – it is just some thoughts on the journey to Big Apple.

Oct 7, 2011


Oct 6, 2011

Steve Jobs, you are the legend.

Steve Jobs is dead. The Apple chairman and former CEO who changed this world into a better one passed away today.

We are going to miss him deeply.

He was just 56 years old.

I was reading an article from gizmodo  and I couldn’t agree more.

Bill Gates may have put a computer on every office desk, but it was Steve Jobs who put one in every dorm room and bedroom and living room. And then, years later, he repeated the trick, putting one in every bag and every pocket, thanks to the iPad and iPhone. If you use a computer or smartphone today, it is either one he created, or an imitation of his genius.

He changed the way movies are made, the way music is sold, the way stories are told, the very way we interact with the world around us. He helped us work, and gave us new ways to play. He was a myth made man.

He made Apple the most valuable company in the world.

I just watched again  Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address and it truly inspired me. It is one of the best speeches ever.

I hope you can spend 14 minutes to watch this speech – and to remember him.

What Steve left behind can be found in this Stanford commencement speech.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

He truly reminds us that life is too short and we can do great things if we believe in ourselves.

Stay hungry, stay foolish.

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose,” 

I respect him as a legendary business leader, an individual who inspired the world and made our life so much fun with all these Apple products.

Steve Jobs, you are the legend.  May you rest in peace.

iPhone 4S – iPhone For Steve

It’s his last masterpiece and I am going to buy one to remember Steve Jobs – the legend.



Sep 23, 2011

How to change to New Facebook Timeline NOW?

From http://mashable.com/2011/09/22/how-to-facebook-timeline/#27141Step-2 (Credited to Charlie White)

So we have heard how wonderful is the New Facebook Timeline – So, let’s try it out before September 30!

I’ve just installed and love it very much.

Below are the few simple steps:

1. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/apps 

2.  Click “Create New App” 

3. Name your app – basically name it whatever you want 

4. After you’ve verified your account, you will reach this page – Click “Open Graph” 

5. You will see this screen – fill in anything you want 

6. On this screen, do nothing except click “Save Changes and Next” – Do the same thing over next few screens

7. You will be taken to this screen. Wait a few minutes, please be patient and go to your homepage. 

8. When you go to homepage after few minutes, you’ll see this – BINGO! 

8. Welcome to the new Facebook! 


p/s: For my case, I receive a code to verify from my mobile. Just put your mobile number with country code.

Have fun!

Welcome to this simple yet awesome blog.



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