Thursday, September 30, 2004

Smackdown! in Stars Hollow.

Season 5, episode 2 of Gilmore Girls was almost a free for all. Almost anyways. The only person that got the smackdown-ed was Dean. Rory just wanted to tell him that is was all over in a letter as she was still in Europe. And the expected happened. Dean's wife Lindsay had to "accidentally" found the letter. And what a "trashing" Lindsay gave Dean in front of almost the whole town of Stars Hollow.

And it was a face off in town square with Rory's mom and Lindsay's mom. No cat-fights thought. ;)

Luke meanwhile was stuck seven weeks with his sister. He was there helping out her sister and her husband. They had an accident earlier, and need Luke's help to take care of their booth in a fair.

Lolerai wasn't even a bit angry that Luke was away for seven weeks. Guess these two really are going to be a good couple........(if only I could believe that)(as I have said earlier, relationships in a tv series rarely never get as far as happily ever after)(this must be a concept of script writing in Script-writing 101 or outdated rules of script writing).

Anyway, WWE Smackdown! in Gilmore Girls anyone? (literally).
Match results:
Lindsay beat Dean in a "kick him out of the house".

Lolerai and Lindsay's mom ended in a "You and your daugther can go to hell" stalemate. Or I think it was a stalemate.

Dean and Rory face off with a "....." (actually, this match is still on going, probably gonna happen again in the next episode.

There you go, WWE Gilmore Girls......literally........speaking......

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 all changed.....

I used to watch US TV series, but when my favourite Charmed got a storyline "disaster" at the hands of some new writers, I look "East" for some other TV series. And out come TVB to the rescue. Or so I think. It turn out TVB series (most of them, not all) have even worst writers than their American counterparts. What I hate is the endings for a majority of TVB's tv series. A majority of them leaves you "hanging" in the air or simply you can say the endings makes you "guess" what will happen next. It is not really an ending. Everytime I watch a TVB tv series, and when the ending is a cliffhanger, I will be ranting and raving about it. Why can't they just end it like "Happily ever after" or end it like "The hero dies saving the world" or something like that?

So, I told myself that if I managed to get my scripts to TVB, I would insist on a proper ending instead of "end it so that we can make a sequel" endings. Geez, don't need to "cliffhangered" an ending just because there is a potential for a sequel. They must be afraid that they can't make any continuity if they end if properly. Bullshit!

I could write an ending and write a sequel to that ending without "cliffhangering" it. Doubt me? Well, not that I care anyway. I am currently planning a series to be sent to TVB. Just hope that everything "DOES" change.......I would personally fly to Hong Kong if they even consider to just "read" my story.

Frankly, you might think it is impossible. Well, I always believe I am a "better" writer than anyone else. Even if I am not that good, I will strive to improve. I can "lose" a thousand times, but doesn't mean that I will "lose" forever. :)

One day, it all will changed........and that's when you will see my own TV series "To Love A Thief".....

Monday, September 27, 2004

Retro - Got myself "Bewitched!"

Was watching season 1 of Bewitched, which is in black and white. And have to admit, for an ancient tv series, it is really good. Or probably was the late Elizabeth Montgomery that got me "charmed". :)

Whichever the case, it was a case of retro TV vs CSI for me during the weekends. And CSI: New York got both my thumbs down. Grissom and gang saved it for CSI when I watched the first episode of Season 5 and it was way better than CSI:New York. :)

However, Bewitched stole the show and although it was black and white, I was really impressed with it's comedic storyline! Hooray for retro tv series. :) Now I can't wait for episode 4 of Bewitched!

And hooray for me, because Gilmore Girls will be showing episode 2!!!! And I am eagerly waiting for more Luke and Lolerai!!! :) WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!

Friday, September 24, 2004

CSI : New York........Worst CSI for the moment.

After watching CSI:New York last night, I was very disappointed with it. The storyline was a bit blurry and how the case was solved was a bit blurry too. Overall, it was blurry.
Maybe it is the atmosphere of New York city that is the problem. New York city looks like a grey out city that looks gloomy and eerie. No offence, but compare to CSI and CSI Miami, CSI New York really is very gloomy atmosphere!
Lets hope the second episode and the remaining episode does better than this first ever episode of CSI New York.

Season 5 Episode 1, Gilmore Girls YET AGAIN!

This is the season of Gilmore Girls that I was wishing for. Lolerai and Luke finally trying to get together! If you are a Gilmore Girls's fan like me, then you can imagine how happy and excited I am about this. Tell you all the truth, I have been waiting season after season for this to happen. And finally after waiting for 4 seasons, I finally got my long awaited wish to see Lolerai and Luke FINALLY getting together!


Ok, ok. Fine, fine. I know I am just repeating myself over and over again. I know you heard me the first time, but I don't care! I want the WORLD to know that I am very happy!. (Although I might be sad later in the season when the relationship turn sour)(in a TV series, there is NEVER a stable relationship if you are a TV series fan.)

So, I am now savioring this moment before all hell breaks loose.
Honestly, I hope all hell doesn't break loose, because this is the perfect storyline to an almost perfect series!

I will be praying for a miracle that this is going to be eventually a happily ever after....although deep down I understand that happily ever after will never happen in a TV series.(some do, but not really happily ever after).


Thursday, September 23, 2004

Gen2-erally very bad.

Just how badly do you want a brand-new car? What are you prepared to sacrifice to ensure brand-spanking newness; that untouched, gleaming, never-been-driven feeling?

If you want a new car desperately – make that pathologically desperately – we would still struggle to recommend a Gen2, Proton’s new Wira replacement. It’s that disappointing.

It has its good points, so let’s get those out of the way first. It won’t take long. And if you happen to be hell-bent on buying a brand-new car and a nearly new Focus won’t do, these are the only points you’ll remember anyway.

It’s good value, at least for interior kit. The 1.6 GLS model you see here comes with air conditioning and a Blaupunkt sound system with a 10-disc CD changer, and retails at £9595. It has dual airbags as standard, but no electric mirrors. You’ll need to opt for the £10,595 GSX to get those; that version also comes with standard side airbags and anti-lock brakes. So you don’t get anti-lock on lower models, which seems a glaring oversight in 2004.

Compare the price with those of its similarly specced rivals and the Gen2 GLS is good value. Rover 25 1.6 SEi: £12,795. Ford Focus 1.6 LX: £13,300. Honda Civic 1.6 SE: £13,013. Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v Life: £12,495. The Proton undercuts them all effortlessly.

It looks good, too. Styled with help from Proton-owned Lotus, it’s a well-proportioned, well-detailed car and is a pleasure to view from every angle. The nose is neat, with none of the grille paraphernalia that sometimes blights new cars from the Far East, and the rear lights are equally handsome. The dash is well designed, too, with a stylish Lotus-esque centre console, nicely integrated stereo and a neat instrument cowling.

The car rides and handles satisfactorily, with no obvious vices as long as you don’t expect Elise-like fun. The cheap Sime tyres lose grip very early in the proceedings as the car howls toward the verge with terminal understeer. The ride jiggles a little too much on washboard ripples, but is otherwise comfortable, with decent damping. The gearchange is quick and direct, and is the best of the controls.

However, the driving position is so awkward it borders on the bizarre. You sit far too high, with no way to lower the seat other than a tight knob which only lowers the front edge of the cushion. And the steering wheel – a hard black plastic affair with all the tactile delicacy of a granite slab – won’t rise high enough, leaving itself on your lap, between your knees. Tall drivers willl find the top of the instruments are obscured by the top of the wheel, which is unforgivable in a 21st-century car.

The problems don’t end there. The build quality inside is nasty, even for a car at this price. The plastic single-piece door trims, the centre bin with its flimsy hinges, the dastardly little swivelling cup holder and the switches and plastics are all so low-rent that they’re almost squatting. Combine that with a noisy cabin and you have a distinctly ordinary motoring experience, even for the money.

The 110bhp ‘Cam Pro’ 1.6 has adequate power and torque, but all the thrust is delivered at the top end, where it becomes extremely thrashy and makes you reach for ear defenders. It has the aural delight of a toilet extractor fan – the loudest one you’ve ever heard. This is a very poorly insulated engine.

The Gen2 very nearly became Rover’s next medium car. Good job for Rover that deal never happened.

Bill Thomas - Autocar Online road test

My own opinion on the Gen2?
I have only one word to say about it : SUCKS.


After 4 seasons of waiting, FINALLY at the end of season 4, the scene that I have been waiting FINALLY happen.
Don't be mistaken. It is not Rory and Dean having sex. Heck no. That was an expected scene.
The scene that I wasn't expecting was that.........(drum roll).........



Why am I so excited? Well, for 4 season(minus the last episode of Season 4), I was like jumping up and down, ranting and raving about "Chicken" Luke and "Coward" Lolerai. Each know they are meant for each other one way or another. And day by day they just well...did nothing. Last season(season 4) finale, "Chicken" Luke and "Coward" Lolerai is no more. THEY ARE FINALLY TOGETHER!!!!!
And it was the moment that I have been waiting for. It was apparent from Season 1 that Luke and Lolerai should be together! And it DID happen. Sadly,it happened only after 4 season of ranting,raving and yelling like a mad person.
Well, it's a great start. But what will be the ending for this relationship?
Since there is a history of breaking up relationships in any TV series. I will be "very" pessimistic here and assume the worst case scenario in this Luke and Lolerai season. Worst case will be the obvious that they will not get together.

I HOPE THE WORST CASE WON'T HAPPEN! Anyway, let me savior this moment, for I am very happy and excited about this season of Gilmore Girls. The fairytale story finally happened. Now all we need is a happily ever after........But alas only if that was true. In this real world, there is NEVER a happily ever after.....
Let's hope a miracle will happen and there is finally a happily ever after!

Note:I have a habbit of misspellinng Lolerai's name. The real spelling is Lorelai and not Lolerai. But I don't care. I like the to use the name Lolerai.





Monday, September 20, 2004

Take Back the Web

Firefox - We are "Taking back the Web".

Reasons to use Firefox.

Popup Blocking
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Tabbed Browsing
View more than one web page in a single window with this time saving feature. Open links in the background so that they're ready for viewing when you're ready to read them.Find out more...

Privacy and Security
Built with your security in mind, Firefox keeps your computer safe from malicious spyware by not loading harmful ActiveX controls. A comprehensive set of privacy tools keep your online activity your business.

Smarter Search
Google Search is built right into the toolbar, and there are a plethora of other search tools including Keywords (type "dict " in the Location Bar), and the new find toolbar (which finds as you type and eliminates the annoying window that always seems to be in your way).

Live Bookmarks
RSS integration lets you read the latest news headlines and read updates to your favorite sites that are syndicated.Find out more...

Hassle-Free Downloading
Files you download are automatically saved to your Desktop so they're easy to find. Fewer prompts mean files download quicker.

Fits Like a Glove
Simple and intuitive, yet fully featured, Firefox has all the functions you're used to - Bookmarks, History, Full Screen, Text Zooming to make pages with small text easier to read, etc.

S, M, L or XL—You Choose
Firefox is the most customizable browser on the planet. Customize your toolbars to add additional buttons, install new Extensions that add new features, add new Themes to browse with style, and use the adaptive search system to allow you to search an infinite number of engines. Firefox is as big or small as you want.

Setup's a Snap
At only 4.5MB (Windows), Firefox takes just a few minutes to download over a slow connection and seconds over a fast connection. The installer gets you set up quickly, and the new Easy Transition system imports all of your settings - Favorites, passwords and other data from Internet Explorer and other browsers - so you can start surfing right away.

A Developer's Best Friend
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Read Mail—Not Spam
Thunderbird is the perfect complement to Firefox.

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Sunday, September 19, 2004





Saturday, September 18, 2004

It's not easy being me....

Superman by Five for Fighting

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird.I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd.but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed.but won't you concede
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away.away from me
It's all right.You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy.or anything.

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

It's not easy to be me.

This song make me realize that eventhough everyone around me tends to misunderstood me, I also must understand that it is not easy trying to understand someone. To understand someone, you need to look for special things inside of that someone. Definately not easy being me or you or anyone else even. :)

Friday, September 17, 2004

TVB series : Endings

TVB is Hong Kong largest television series production company. It has produced lots of TV series that has captured chinese audiences around the world. I am one of them.

some of their series endings are rather forgotten than memorable. Why am I saying that? Well, let me tell you why.

In the series "Square Pegs (戇夫成龍)", it was a great series that was spoiled by the ending. If the ending was anything else, I don't mind, but it was downright weird to end it without leaving any clue to the viewers. I know I was clueless at the end. Maybe some people might argue it is a good ending. I highly disagree. I think people should watch the series, but don't watch the ending as it might spoil the overall "feel" toward the series.

While in the latest TVB series "To Catch the Uncatchable (棟篤神探)", this was suppose to be a comedy series with some serious detective work, but most of the time, it is very humour and very funny. True to TVB's notorious reputation of screwing up in the ending, the last episode I rather forget than remember it. It was downright tragic at the end. Imagine that. A comedy series from the start ending in tragic circumtances. When I was watching the last episode, I was shocked beyond words. I can't imagine how tragic the ending is. I wanted to cry but just can't. It was too shocking for me to even accept that as the ending. It took me quite a while to get back to my senses.

People might believe that there is nothing wrong with the ending, but as a writer myself, I believe it is very much downright freaking wrong. Think about it. The series was funny and full of comedy(most of the time) from start till almost the end. Ending it tragically, does that mean this is not a comedy series but a tragic series? or the other way around? If you want a tragic series, start it tragically and end it tragically. I have no complains about that. Just like the series "Blade Heart (血薦軒轅)". Blade Heart is a very tragic series from the start to the end. Although I didn't finish watching it, I commended it for being true to the storyline. Ending it tragically is as good as ending it non-tragically. Probably that doesn't make any sense to anyone, but think about it. A tragic start then a tragic end is better than a comedic start then a tragic end.

However, some of the TVB series have some good endings. Series like Triumph In the Skies(衝上云霄) and "The White Flame (紅衣手記) have suitable endings to suit the storyline. Some people might argue that not all ending must be good. Not everything will turn out right in the end. I will agree with them. But they also must remember that the TV is for entertainment purpose. People watch TV to relax and calm the mind. If everything must be "more real life", then I suggest watching the NEWS. Any NEWS nowadays are full of tragic deaths and destruction. Is that tragic enough? If not, go find some 9/11 footage and watch it. Then tell if that is tragic enough?

As for me, I watch tv because I want to get entertained. If I want to watch tragicness, I will turn on the NEWS, and the "real-life" violents is much more real and heart breaking. Why do people need to watch more tragic on TV? Haven't they seen enough in the NEWS? Tell me?

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (Final)

Malaysian Sport's final hope rest in the hand of the Cabinet Committee that is been formed to check the rot in Malaysian Sport!

Well, lets hope NST sports editor Lazarus Rokk in his Counterpoint column is right in saying that this is the last hope for Malaysian Sports. Guess we will have to wait and see if that is true.

Frankly, I still don't think anything positive is going to come out 5 to 10 years down the line. As long as they don't revamp the Malaysian Educational System, Malaysian is never going to wake up from this nightmare.

Another aspect that should be look into is the attitude of the Malaysian people. A majority of them only wants to earn money. Anything that can earn them money, they will do it. Only a few sports in Malaysia can earn you big money. Namely soccer and badminton. Irony is, the Malaysian Super League (MSL) still lacks behind their European counterpart the English Premier League(EPL) in terms of quality and performance. Ok, lets not talk about EPL, lets talk about the Japanese soccer league(J-league). Japan only started the J-League several years ago, and the Japanese team is now one of the top soccer team in Asia. While Malaysia is still down there, somewhere. What went wrong with the Malaysian Soccer scene and what went right with the Japanese?

One thing I know is the Japanese fight for Emperor and country. While Malaysian fight for money and fame. That's the real fact in Malaysia that people just don't want to admit it. They just want to save face.

I am no expert in sports. I am just a normal person looking at what is really happening in the Malaysian Sport scene. The fact is like that. But most people choose to ignore it and give out tons of excuses and play the blame game when the going gets rough. This has been happening for years, and nothing was done.

And from the looks of it, the same cycle is going to happen. Unless the Cabinet Committee "dare" to make major changes. Until and unless some major changes are done, Malaysian Sport WILL never get anywhere other than just continue being "Jaguh Kampung".

This is my final piece on the Malaysian Sport Fraternity.
You can read up on the whole series below. :)
Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy
Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (II)
Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (III)
Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (IV)
Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (V)
Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (VI)

The Eye's, they are the windows to the Soul.....

This is getting boring. I don't even know what to do. Probably have something to do with my health. My eyesight is giving me problems lately and because of that, I am highly UNmotivated to do anything until I get my eyes fix.

In my mind, I have a couple of storyboard ideas just waiting to be written. But my eyesight just keep on getting in the way. Can't see properly and the right eye is seeing double!

Sigh. Going to see an eye specialist next week.

Worst case scenario, I might go blind in the right eye. Oh well, that's fate.

Best case sccenario, probably just over-strained the eye.

Which ever, I suck at taking care of myself. Time to get a girlfriend. (Want to bet that the girl will break up with me in less than one week?)...

Anyway, wished me luck that my eye problem is just a minor problem that is easily fix. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

5 Gmail invites to giveaway!

This is my third time trying to give away 5 Gmail invites. And probably my last time. If no one wants it, I will let Gmail slowly take it away.

Anyway, anyone want a Gmail invite, just link to me and send me an email to and the url of your website or blog. I will send you the invite as soon as I verify the link.

You can use my official logo to link to me!


New template, same old Beyond Thoughts Dreams [一個夢]

I finally got around to change my blog's template. The previous template was too small. I wanted a bigger template, and finally found one. Although it is dark in nature, I don't care. As long as I can blog and get my message across.

Thanks to shadowmist for this wonderful template, I can expand my blog to fit on a 1024x786 resolution monitor screen. Sorry for those using 800x600 resolution. TIME TO UPGRADE to a bigger monitor!!!!

Anyway, although the template has change, it is still the same old Beyond Thoughts Dreams [一個夢]. Only the appearance change and nothing else.

I will still bash the Malaysian Sport's and also the Malaysian Educational System.
I will still talk about TV and Movies and Hong Kong TV drama's and series.
I will still write stories.
And I will still blog in Mandarin!

That's me. Kenny Lee Jian Siong the Fated One!

Talk to me if you want to know more! :)

Updated : I decided to change back to my original colour of white which is better than just black. And I also forgot I am superstitious towards the colour black. So, better change it back to white. :)

Monday, September 13, 2004

Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (VI)

Prime Minister YAB Dato' Seri Abdullah Bin Haji Ahmad Badawi has given the green light to check the rot in Malaysian Sports. Kudos to the Prime Minister.

the million dollar question it a little too late?

Although setting up a Cabinet Committee on Sports is a step in the right direction, I feel it is still a lost cause. They should have take sports into consideration when they draw up the Malaysian Educational System. The damage is already been done. The future of Malaysian Sport is still bleak. Do you really think that in 4 years time we can produce Malaysia's first gold medalist in Beijing at the current state of sports in Malaysia? The first barrier will always be the Educational System of Malaysia. Parents nowadays want their children to study,study and more study. Where is the time for sports and recreation? All student do now is tuition, tuition and more tuition day in day out. The average age of the students of my mother's tuition class is 8 years old. Imagine that at this very young age they have to study like a university student. Three to four tuitions a day?

Malaysia's Educational System is very much exam orientated. And the society(majority of them anyway) judges people by looking at results. Student with 10 A's in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia(SPM) is held up high while those with less are frown upon. Let me tell you about one of my friend. His SPM examination results isn't good. He got like 5 A's and such. Naturally, it wasn't a great result by people's standard. 6 years after that, he is now a Mechanical Engineer working in a multi-national company. However, the sad thing is, he had to sacrifice sports in the process. My friend was a good volley ball player, but he had to drop out for the sake of his future.

So, until and unless someone UP there realise the freaking Malaysian Educational System is flawed, there is no hope for Malaysian Sport for the next 10 or 20 years to come.

What do you think?

Saturday, September 11, 2004

I changed my blog title to Beyond Thoughts Dreams [一個夢]

I added Dreams to my blog title.
Why I add Dreams?

From the meaning of dreams is

  1. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
  2. A daydream; a reverie.
  3. A state of abstraction; a trance.
  4. A wild fancy or hope.
  5. A condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration: a dream of owning their own business.
  6. One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful: Our new car runs like a dream.

The meaning I am looking at is this one.
  1. A wild fancy or hope.
I always dream of doing things that I hope I can do. I always dream of talking what I want to talk and I always dream of doing great things. That is why I added Dreams to my title to go alongside (Beyond Thoughts -> Beyond imagination, beyond thoughts and beyond what I like to do. I could type down countless possibilities and yet not afraid that people would get bored about it. I believe there are people like me out there that like to talk about "possibilities". What is this "possibilities" that I am talking about? To me, I believe that this world is special with countless "possibilities". To other people, I believe the word is call "Fantasy".)

So, join me in Beyond Thoughts Dreams [一個夢] where I talk about everything that I like to talk about. :)

Friday, September 10, 2004

Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (V)

Athens 2004 has already ended for over a week or so. And true to the Malaysian Sport Fraternity, the "blame game" is still going on. From the people on the street right up to the ministers. Everyone is pointing their finger at each other. Sigh. When are we going to wake up from this nightmare of sort?

Some people are blaming the schools.
Some people are saying "Don't blame the schools".
Some people are blaming the money.

If history has anything to go by, they are going to finger point at each other until nearly 2007, then only start to realise "Oh my god, there is one year till the Beijing Olympics! Quickly, lets start start a project squad!".

Come 2008, and it is shades of Athens all over again.
Total medal haul in 2008 : none.

Am I being too pessimistic here? Yes and No.
Yes, because I don't believe in Malaysian Sports anymore.
No, because I still believe there is a last chance only and only if they stop talking and start doing something.

10 things I have to say to those up there on top of the Malaysian Sport Fraternity:

First, they need to REVAMP the Malaysian Educational System.
Second, they need to make Sport as important as academic subjects.
Third, open a couple more sport schools.
Fourth, make sport a priority for those who excel in sports.
Sixth, educate the society that sports and academic are equally important.
Seventh, give credit to sportman/sportwomen that REALLY do well.
Eighth, build more sport facilities. STOP DEMOLISHING THEM. (Example : there used to be a basketball court beside my former school. Not anymore. It had to make way for MORE school buildings! And the freaking irony is, some of the classes AREN'T even half full!)

Don't agree with what I say? Then tell me why you disagree!

Thursday, September 09, 2004

CSI isn't dying after all!

CSI isn't going to die afterall!

When news of two main actors got fired from the series, I was like "Ok, this season might be the last season or the beginning of the downfall of CSI." Apparently, the latest news proved me wrong. The two actors got rehired under "weird" circumtances. From what I see, (in my opinion actually), everything is just a publicity stunt.

CSI was under negative light when main actor William Peterson is said to leave somewhere around the next two season (including this one). As everyone might have know, William Peterson who plays Gil Grissom in the series is the main stay for CSI. Without him, and guess what will happen to CSI?

Anyway, now the hype is on this season of CSI. What will it be at the end of this season? That I really want to watch and see if this is the beginning of the end for CSI.

Personally, I hope this isn't the end for CSI yet. CSI is really a good series. I just don't want to see a good series die so fast. CSI is one of those series that managed to captive people around the world with all those forensic knowledge and criminal investigation skills.

So, as I am a huge CSI fan, I hope CSI will continue to be one of the best series on TV.


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Monday, September 06, 2004






Thursday, September 02, 2004

Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy (IV)

Just to note. I am talking from a "person on the streets" point of view. I ain't no expert, although I can see for myself what "REALLY" is happening in schools, because both my parents are teachers. And no, I didn't ask my parents about the situation at school, I observe it for myself.

One fact remains. If the current Educational System continues. Come 2008, shades of Athens 2004 is going to come creeping back into the Malaysian contigent.

And the routine finger pointing cycle is going to start all over again.

Seriously, at least English Premier League is better to watch than the crap that is coming out from the Malaysian Sport's fraternity. (And I am someone that hate's Football).

Goes to show Malaysian Sport is probably already six feet under.

Malaysia Boleh? ...........errrrm.......

Really ah?

Malaysian Sport's Big Fat Greek Tragedy! (III)

This is the reason why Malaysian Sports can't get anywhere. Those people who thinks they know better just don't want to admit it that they have fail to instil "Sports" into student's at school levels. And now they are firing back, saying don't blame the schools. Ok, if the schools aren't the problem, what is?

Let take an inside look at the Malaysian Educational System at primary level. The students have to take exams just maybe about 2 months into the semester , and another exam another maybe about 2 months later, then it is the middle of the semester exams. After the mid-semester exams, maybe about 2 months later, there is another exam, then maybe a pre-end semester exam, before having the final semester exam. So, in total students have to prepare for about 6 exams per school semester. If a student is studying 5 subjects, he/she needs to take 6x5 = 30 exam papers (estimated) for the whole schooling semester. The Malaysian Educational System has 6 levels of Primary School: Standard 1 to Standard 6, and 7 levels of Secondary School : Form 1 to Upper Form 6. All in all, exams take up most of the time. Apart from the school exams, there is also the major exams. One at Standard 6, the second one at Form 3, and the third one in Form 5. And if a student choose to continue to Form 6, there is another major exams at the end of Upper Form 6.

Lots of exams right?

Nothing wrong with having exams right? Right.

But that's the problem. The Malaysian Educational System is too result and exam orientated. Students need to do well in exams. So, student would have extra classes, tuition, private tutoring...etc to get good grades at the 3 major exams.

Here is my experiences :
My mother is an english teacher. She also give tuitions. Since my mother likes to talk to her tuition student's parents, I got to heard several SHOCKING stories. Most of the parent's of my mother's tuition pupils go for MULTIPLE tuitions in one day. Some even tuition the same subjects at different tuition teachers.

"Oh my GOD" was my reaction. The whole damn Educational System has came down to "Get the results or rot!"

So, where is the Sports?
You tell me.....

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

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