31st August 2007 Merdeka!
Friday, August 31, 2007
This is the second time i am celebrating Malaysian independence day in Taiwan... How do i feel? Nothing... Haha...! I love my country very much, my friends and family are residing in Malaysia, however some bad incidents and issues happened all the hwile making me not happy about the government. For after 50 years of independence, we are still a developing country, those unfair and not merit-based policies should be reviewed and changed. We should change and move according to global development intellectually and socially, especially in science and technology development. If not because of Malaysia, i would not be what am i today.
Frankly those yells or slogans doesn't mean anything, hanging national flags on buildings, houses and vehicles doesn't mean patriotism anyway!!! If we love our country, we should not yell or talk only, put it in action please.
We should love the people around us, help our friends, care for our family and do not bring down the country name by doing shameful or illegal activities. Study hard, doing good research with good publications, be responsible for your job and family, and obeying country rules and regulations are what we can do. Low criminal rates, peaceful country, good living environment and people with high morality are more realistic than anything else.
Actually every country is having their own problem, "you see me good i see you good", anyway those are my wish for my country...
Hope that all of us still remember what is our Rukun Negara 国家原则 (National Principles):
1. Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan 信奉上苍 (Believe in God)
2. Kesetiaan kepada Raja dan Negara 忠于君国 (Loyalty to King and Country)
3. Keluhuran Perlembagaan 维护宪法 (Upholding the Constitution)
4. Kedaulatan Undang-Undang 遵崇法治 (Rule of Law)
5. Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan 培养德行 (Good Behavior and Morality)
Nowadays living cost are increasing, petrol to daily consumerbles and food, even our knowledge... ;p, only our salary not increased, so "Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!" should be yelled in Cantonese as “物跌价！物跌价！物跌价！”
Happy Independence Day!
Keranamu Malaysia! Cemerlang, Terbilang dan Gemilang!
This logo is courtesy provided by Kean Jin, my best Malaysian friend in Finland!
Today, i can celebrate with my friends from Malaysia, Seok Kooi (my degree coursemate) and Shenq Huey (from University of Malaya), they are admitted to TIGP this year!
Happy birthday to King Hwa and Cheong Yee! Two of you just received the greeting calls from Taipei by Seok Kooi and me. :) Enjoy your big day!
posted by teopag @ 9:42 AM, ,
29th August 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Just a stamp on the old ARC and a new sticker on the passport cost us for NT1000.., wah!!! Jessica said that will ensure our safety staying in Taiwan for the next one year, oh would it be considered as "protection fee" as collected by those gangsters?? Haha...
What happened to me..?? Repeating the same experiment whole afternoon and yet not getting expecting results.., feeling clumsy and restless all the way... Hmmm...
Juniors are coming..., Seok Kooi is arriving tomorrow...
After wandering and loitering for one year, i will be senior for those juniors... i am going to help the MCB office in organising the Orientation Programme...
posted by teopag @ 2:00 AM, ,
Weekend 25-26th August 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
posted by teopag @ 5:37 PM, ,
22nd August 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
We went to the meeting for 3 days..., initially was thought can be relax as the meeting was held in a grand cozy hotel... I can say this is the best meeting i have ever attended, it gave me the opportunity to see, to learn and to appreciate what others are working on at the moment... So many big-shots are there, i was like hey, i read his papers, oh this is how he looked like, ah he is old and etc... I got the chance to meet some Malaysian from University Malaya, my former university, they are doing well but are more to application approach. Our neighbour country Singapore is doing very well too, and on the last day only i verified that some of them are Malaysians too, hey what's our government is doing...?? Malaysian very can one leh...
I would say so many people in the world are still studying this tiny creature aka dengue virus even though it existed more than a century ago... Research is very competitive as we saw other groups are working on the same target with similar approach as we did in our lab... We should work hard and will make it soon!
These are the pictures we took during the meeting... :)
posted by teopag @ 12:14 AM, ,
Weekend 18-19th August 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Pak Guan has been disappearing for a week...
Typhoon was striking Taiwan along the weekend.., but he has not being blown away...
He observed strong wind and "horizontal rain" due to the strong wind...
However, he still went for shopping..., these were what he got...
Sheryl Crow Windflower was a brand new special EU edition with bonus DVD whist the Sheryl Crow Run Baby Run Single and Faye Wong Mystery were bought at a second-hand CD shop... Those two CDs were released on year 1993 and 1994 respectively, more than 10 years liao leh...
posted by teopag @ 10:37 AM, ,
Weekend at Lavender Cottage 11th August 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Pak Guan went to Lavender Cottage 薰衣草森林 with some new friends on last Saturday.
They departed from Taipei Main Station...means railway station...
Arrived at Hsinjhu 新竹 ("New Bamboo" if direct translation) Railway Station. From there, they took bus to Jhudong 竹東 ("Bamboo East") Railway Station and took another train to Neiwan 內灣 ("Inner Bay")...
This is what he ate at the restaurant there... This is the cheapest meal and cost for NT130 if not mistaken, the rest are more than NT300...
If you expected something like this, then you would be very disappointed... (This picture is grabbed from somewhere, don't be misunderstood okay...)
The souvenier shop...
posted by teopag @ 10:55 PM, ,