Tuesday, February 24

Strawberry Ice-Cream Boat

There is this one restaurant/shop in Cameron Highland that my best buddy and I go almost everytime when we are on our way between UTP-Kota Bharu. It is called Green View Garden - probably because there are a lot of green plants/flowers there. During our recent journey, I ordered this ice cream known as "Strawberry Ice-Cream Boat" - cool? Yeah. I like the taste of strawberry mounted together with the ice cream. Sweet but not too sweet. It reminded me the taste of strawberry cake that I ate somewhere. RM8.90 per boat.

My best buddy ordered the "Fish and Chip". I tasted it before and it worth every penny you spent on it. Forget the fries, the most special component in this meal is the fish. It is simply one of the best.

No matter how delicious these cuisines are, I still miss food at home. And oh, and before I forgot, I received tom yam from someone few days ago (sempena birthday dia katanya) - so thank you very much. To think of it, shouldn't I give something instead. Macam-macam mana pun bak kata org - rezeki jangan ditolak. :P

Because English is a global language...

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Then shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
Neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England.

We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
We find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
Grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends
And get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
Should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.
In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?

We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.

And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
While a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
In which your house can burn up as it burns
Down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,
And in which an alarm goes off by going on.
And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?

>Forwarded message in Friendster - from a friend. :

Friday, February 13

The truth?

At last some update - sorry everyone. I was really "busy" with so many things - personal matters, family matters, the projects, resume, bla bla..it's a long story.

After a few weeks in my final year final semester, I have something to share. These are quoted from my lecturers, and some of the speakers who came to my university recently. (They are not supposed to be 100% accurate - because I don't have enough "ability" to remember each and every words in order - here comes the matter of ability test)

"You will only apply not more than 10% of your knowledge that you learn in the university for your work - maybe maximum of 15%."

"Why do we have to learn so much in fact you'll only be using part of your knowledge for your job - that's because you don't know which part of those knowledge you will use in the future."

"You're unfortunate because you're the first - in the world of new horizon. Everyone wants to be equal to be different?. Don't ask your father, grandfather - because you're the first in the new horizon"

"Going to other company doesn't mean that you're not loyal. Most of the students who work for international companies said that after some years, they will eventually come back to serve for the country."

"Our education system has set our mind to focus on science and technology as the main subject - and does not really develop other intelligences that all of us probably have. We do have seven intelligences - some of us can master in one or two, some can master all"

And last but not least from Helen Keller. Who is she? Read here

"I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."