Monday, November 10, 2008

Why Teachers Go Crazy

Here are some reasons and example of why teacher nowadays are going crazier...

So, to all the teachers and the teachers's a tough world out there. Good luck in doing your jobs. The kids are getting smarter by days. But not that smart actually. All the best anyway. ;)

The Other Family

The story begins when i started to join the college comittee. It was January 2006, i have been chosen as the Multimedia & Information Bureau of Perindu Residential College. It was funny at the first time because i was so not into this leadership thing. I was surprised actually to be chosen as one of the college representative comittee. But, what have to be done, must be done. You gotta do what you gotta do.

It was different to have the experience working together organizing programs for the students. I felt a bit awkward at the first time, but as time grows, i'm beginning to love it. It was a lot of challenge actually in being in the leadership field. All the pressure and critics bombarding me made me a better man. There are certain people accusing me of "gila kuasa" and whatsoever. It didn't stop me there. In fact, it made me improve myself. A true friend will support, while the rest condemn. I don't give care about that.

Now after serving the college representative comittee for 2 consecutive years, i found that this is also my family..the other family of course. The motto "Works As Family" has brought a new gateway to myself. If not about the "family", i would not know the meaning of leadership, trust, happiness and love completely. Perindu College Representative Comittee aka JPK Perindu has made me a better man. Thanks again for all.

Adat Dijunjung Tamadun Disanjung

It's been a while since i last updated this blog. I've been very busy this recent couple of months. Completing commitment, college and exams. But now i'm back with limited time of having leisure.

Back to the title. Sounds very traditional malay isn't it? Well, that's the name of the Appreciation Dinner for our college. What made it so memorable to me is that it is the first time in being JPK, i was elected to be the program director. It was a hell of a work. From the beginning until nearing the dinner, it was a big pressure coming all out towards me. Alhamdulillah, the dinner went on very well. It finished on time and everything were going according to the plan. I just wanna say an infinity thanks to all my brothers for the support they showed me. I really appreciate it. It will not be a success without the help from you guys. Thanks again y'all. -JPK 07/08-

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What Went Wrong?

I went back to Penang recently. Actually i'm glad to see Rapid Penang buses conquering most of the routes in Penang. Kudos to them in order to improve the public transportation system in Penang. I really think it's a good thing to have them on our side.

5 years ago, i used to be the avid user of public transport. Being a kid with no driving license just made me a loyal customer of buses in Penang. But back then, i felt the public transportation system was a bit sucks. The bus condition sometimes were totally bad. I, once got splashed by the air conditioning water which leaks out of nowhere. Lucky now we have Rapid Penang.

But, i noticed this when i decided to try riding Rapid Penang recently. Having to study in Shah Alam for 3 years, i don't even know what are the bus number and their routes. So, i decided to have a look at the map routes they put at the bus stand...but sadly..this is what i found (refer to picture above). I could not understand at all. Luckily i'm not some tourist who doesn't understand the language at all. What i did was just asked the bus driver. I think somebody has to do something about this. We're Malaysians. Use something that we all could enjoy and understand.

P/S: Please note that this is not the issue of racism. It's just my personal opinion. My free mind's expression. TQ.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Captain's Rule

I came across this thing when i was having my dinner at the Manhattan Fish Market with my family. It sounds funny but i guess it's just something for us to ponder. This rule is so related to my father, as he is always boarded ships and vessels. He also find it interesting. Hehe.

The Captain's Rule:

Rule No.1

The captain is always right

Rule No.2

If the captain is wrong, see Rule No.1

You Said What?

Last week i went to PWTC for Snap-A-Job Expo. I met a lot of people over there. Sharing knowledge and giving out opinion about working life. It's not easy to get good job nowadays. My advice for all the graduates out there, just don't be too choosy when it comes to job. Snap any job you can find.

Back to the title, as i wandering around the Putra World Trade Centre with my good friend, Muaz, we came along the Pesta Buku signboard. So, we decided to give a visit. There are a lot of booth over there. And guess what, i bought the book. The price, well, tempting enough for me..RM 15.

It's a good book though. The story is all basically about the greatest lies and propaganda throughout the history. Watergate scandal, Incident in Tonkin Gulf, The truth about Cleopatra and many more interesting story. I recommend this book. I don't know the price at other bookstores. But i bought it for RM 15 at the Book Fair.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Demi Cinta

Maaf ku telah menyakitimu

Ku telah kecewakanmu
Bahkan ku sia-siakan hidupku
Dan ku bawa kau seperti diriku
Walau hati ini terus menangis
Menahan kesakitan ini
Tapi kulakukan semua demi cinta

Akhirnya juga harus ku relakan
Kehilangan cinta sejatiku
Segalanya telah kuberikan
Juga semua kekuranganku
Jika memang ini yang terbaik
Untuk diriku dan dirinya
Kan ku terima semua demi cinta

Jujur aku tak kuasa
Saat terakhir ku genggam tanganmu
Namun yang pasti terjadi
Kita mungkin tak bersama lagi
Bila nanti esok hari
Kutemukan dirimu bahagia
Izinkan aku titipkan kisah cinta kita selamanya...

Chelsea vs Malaysia

Malaysia and Chelsea meet again. 29th July 2008 marks the historical date where the Blues beat up Malaysian Squad by 2 goal to nil. It was 7.45pm, me and my cousins are waiting outside Shah Alam Stadium. We can hear the crowd roaring inside the stadium. The atmosphere was very tempting. The moment i got into the stadium, it's already 8 minutes past the kick-off time. Damn we're late.

1st half of the game was quite a one side show. As predicted, Chelsea dominated the entire 1st half show. The 1st goal for Chelsea was from Nicholas Anelka. The goal actually could be avoided, but luck do came in for Anelka.

2nd half promises something great from the Malaysian squad. I can see improvement in Malaysian attacking and defense. But the outcome is just the same as the 1st half. But this time, Ashley Cole managed to put his name on the scoresheet. Malaysia squad seems to nearly put a goal back but only to see Zaquan wasted the chances. Cudicini, who replaced Petr Cech in 2nd half made a blunder by passing straight to Malaysia's striker..but yet another chance goes to waste. Now i can see why Chelsea wants to sold Cudicini. Hehe!

Overall i would say it's a one sided match with Chelsea dominating. But still we have to give credit to Malaysian players. They fought hard and they fought good.'s a good result. I can see the potential in Malaysian Squad. The potential of becoming one of the strongest competitor in South East Asia. It's just need the right tonic. The end.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Badi Kekalahan?

I was on my way back to Penang from my cousin's wedding reception in Sungai Petani when i noticed of this sight. So i decided to pull over my car on the emergency lane and try to take some shots. I think not many would give a care about this thing. But i know i do. There is absolutely no political reason that made me care about this thing. The best thing is, this picture was taken somewhere in KEPALA BATAS.

C'mon lah, just because BN suffer quite a great loss from the previous general election, that doesn't mean that this thing should happen.

What does a flag reflects? It reflects the identity and everything that the party stands for. I don't care what political party you're supporting. Infact, i don't give a damn about that. Political background does not make us different. We are still Malaysians.

But in this case, somebody has to do something about this flag. Replace it with the new ones maybe. C'mon lah, jangan kasi malu boss maaa...Kesian Pak Lah. Well, just saying what my free mind wants to express.

P/S: This post has got nothing to do with my political interest. My vote remains secret. TQ

Monday, June 16, 2008

My Favorite Four

It may seems a bit late to post my prediction of qualifying teams for the UEFA EURO 2008. But my points remain valid..still. What's your prediction? My prediction of the last four that will qualify for the tournament are Portugal, Germany, Holland and Spain. I maybe right or maybe wrong. Well, it's just a prediction. I'm not the guy who put his money on the line just for the sake of predicting the tournament's winner.

Portugal - The existence of el maestro Cristiano Ronaldo has gave a positive impact to the team. He's a winner with Man United perhaps with Portugal together? Who knows.

Germany - Joachim Loew's team seems to have the most promising side with the appearance of Ballack,Schweinsteiger,Podolski & Lahm has boost the team's winning mood.

Holland - Van Basten boys has been very impressive with winning streak against Czech & France. Nistelrooy,Robben,Schneider and Van der Sar..i dunno what 2 say.

Spain - The Spaniards are really looking promising with their Speedy Gonzalez kinda show. Yes,the Spaniards are really fast in attacking mode with Villa,Torres,Xavi & Iniesta up ahead. Carles Puyol played a very major role in the defend. Good for them.

Happy Father's Day

It's 15th of June & it's Father's day again. Actually to be honest, i don't even know when it is exactly Father's Day. Hehe! Well,back to the main point. Father's day is a day that we celebrate and show our deepest love towards our father. Simple isn't it?

As for me, my father have to go offshore on the 13th of June. I kinda wish him a bit early than the exact date. What i wanna say here is that "I AM SO PROUD TO HAVE A FATHER LIKE HIM". He has been very understanding towards me. He is the one who thought me of being very self-confidence and proud of myself. I still remember when i was small, he never pick me up when i fell on the ground. Always taught me to get up by myself. Because of me being "anak manja", i always lay down and cry until my mother would pick and carry me up. Hehe!

My father is my best friend that i ever had in my life. I sort of form a great team with my father. Always "komplot" together and my mother would get sick because of us. Haha! Again, i just wanna say I love my father so much! So proud to carry your name.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Just For A Thought

Can't believe that the people advising our premier could have thought about a RM625 annual subsidy for every private car owner (2000 cc and below)in lieu of govt subsidised fuel at the pump!
Oh, this is so beautiful, if not downright scary. You see, I have a car (30 year-old Toyota Corona) which at market value would be probably 800 to 1,500 ringgit max. Now, I have just got the wildest, most brainy idea that only a Bayi can think of...
I go out tomorrow and buy another 10 cars (each maybe about 500 to 800 ringgit) being sold off by desperate owners because nobody wants them. The cars are ready-for-the-scrapyard kind but just barely good enough for a Puspakom inspection and a transfer of ownership effected to me.
Then I just find a place to store all of these cars (or I could even scrap them and have cash in hand from the besi buruk man) and then armed with only the registration cards of each car, I proceed to take a 3rd party insurance (about 60 ringgit without any NCB per car) and pop in to my friendly Pos Malaysia or JPJ office and spend about 70 ringgit to 100 ringgit for each car for a one year road tax disc.
I spend about roughly 150 ringgit for this procedure and now I hold my breath as the man or lady behind the counter proceed to issue a RM625 ringgit postal order in my name for every card presented at the counter...
My yearly cost is RM 150 and I get RM 625 in return. A whopping RM 475 profit that is equivalent to a 12,000 ringgit in fixed deposit for a year. I rest my case...

~credit to joey~

Cristiano RoNorman?...Credit to Asrar

Just started my way to get back on the net after being silence for a while. I've been "buzzed" by my good friend, Asrar aka Abg Joga telling me to visit his blog. I totally amazed to discover my face is on his blog. Haha! What a joke. Sort of made me feel proud of myself. Duhh...but soon i discover that i do have good friends alongside with me. Thanx asrar for editing the picture. Hehe! U think i made it myself? Click here to see for yourself.

I'm Sorry..My Friend

After a couple of months spending my time in Shah Alam, i've finally back in Penang. I've been busy with work pressure from final project, studies & college commitment. A million of apologies to my friends because of my silence. I've admit that i've been "dissappeared" for a certain period. Just wait for my comeback. Norman's gonna hunt you again!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Norman wants to say...

Masih ku tak berdaya
Melupakan mu
Di hatiku berkata
Apakah sebenarnya cinta
Di hati ini

Hanya mainan semata

Namun kau tak mengerti
Apakah sebenarnya yang telah terjadi
Di diri ini

Kau yang masih di hati

Tidak terdaya
Untuk mengundur diri

Setelah engkau pergi

Tiada apa yang ada di diri ini
Kuharapkan kau kan berubah hati
Semoga kau kan kembali
Di diri ini

Don't Judge Book by Its Cover?

I'm sure that all of us has been hearing this since way back then. The favorite phrase "don't judge book by its cover". Well, it has been a long time that this thing has caught my attention. So,what's with the phrase?

My argument is very simple. If we all say that "Don't Judge Book by Its Cover", then why in the world that we have like billions of different book covers sold all over the world. If it's not the cover that is important, then why the author have to "bersusah payah" designing the book covers with full of colours and words of different fonts? As u can see for yourself in the library, there many different books with lots of colours and graphical design.

If we don't judge the book by its cover, then better off we make all the book covers in a standard format with blank white design and just the title and the author name on it. Well, that is just my opinion. Don't blame me... i'm here saying what my free mind wants to say.

Something to ponder i guess..

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Women and Words

This is some of the words that women use in the daily conversation and together we observe what they really means..

- This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

"FIVE MINUTES" - If she is getting dressed, this is half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given 5 more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

"NOTHING" - This is the calm before the storm. This means "something," and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with 'Nothing' usually end in "Fine".

"GO AHEAD" - This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it.

"LOUD SIGH" - This is not actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing".

"THAT'S OKAY" - This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

"THANKS" - A woman is thanking you. Do not question it or faint. Just say you're welcome. No more arguments.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Roti Canai oh Roti Canai

I'm sure that each & everyone of us has experienced eating at kedai mamak. I mean there are everywhere. Well, i want to share my experience on this kedai mamak situation. It's not about the food or condition. But, a simple experience that i will remember till the end.

It all begins in 2002, i was in part of the Sukan Remaja JIM when i had to depart for bus. It was 12 midnight when the bus started to get moving from bus station. What a journey that was. I can't sleep for the whole journey. Damn..

5am, i arrived at the so-called Puduraya bus station. Then gotta wait for the "urusetia" to fetch the whole team. Weird isn't it? We have to stop at Puduraya & wait for them to fetch us..Why we just can't go straight to Bangi(the venue of the event) & stop there. But that's not important. After meeting with the "urusetia", they brought us to have our breakfast at Anuja Restaurant just opposite the Puduraya station. And this is where the funny thing happens. As i was having the ordinary roti canai & teh tarik, suddenly i heard one of the urusetia said "roti canai kat sini boleh tahan sedapnye..". That's very irony to me as i'm having difficulties to finish mine (tak sedaplah tu). And out of the blue, the urusetia face me and ask me in the most manner way..."Kat Penang ade kedai roti canai best camni tak?". OMG, i can saw my friends all are holding their laughter. I can't simply laugh at him. But in the most manner way i answered..."Eh,ada banyak kedai roti canai kat Penang. Macam cendawan tumbuh,selang 500meter ada sebuah..". Fair enough i guess. He nodded his head.

In our way to Bangi, me & all the team simply cannot "tahan" to laugh. We laugh all the way from KL to Bangi. What a day that was as i ponder to myself.."Ada jugak orang tak penah pi Penang". Well, that's experience i would say. Roti canai oh roti canai..

Land Ahoy...Welcome!

Salam to everyone. The rookie has started it's own blog. This is the first time i do blogging. Have been thought of doing it a long time ago but only started it now. The purpose? Well, just expressing what my mind have to say about the world around. Sure the world has become crazy nowadays. Haha! First thing first, here's a brief description about emm..ME


According to my IC, i am:
Norman bin Ahmad Osman
People called me: "Man"..or better yet, "Maman" n da latest 1, "Norm"
I live in: Penang..The food's heaven...but currently in Shah Alam
I'm a: Malaysian..what else would u think?

Education Background

I still can recall when i was 6, my father put me into kindergarden near my grandparent's house in Gelugor,Penang. Still remember the teacher's name, Puan Zaiton..Kinda fierce looking but deep down, she's a nice teacher. Miss my old frens, Hafiz, Shamala Devi..n others

7 years old, primary school..Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Nibong. The place where i started it all. The legacy, the ups and downs..really brings a lot of memory. 1 Kuning, 2 Kuning, 3 Kuning..Thanx to cikgu Siti Karimah n Pn Basyah. 4 Putih, 5 Putih n 6 Putih. So many memories!

13 years old, secondary school, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Al-Mashoor (Lelaki). Religious school? Hehe..that's my choice. Lotsa n lotsa memories in the school. This is where i established my legacy. Norman? Dat jambu kid? Hahaha...

18 years old, Perlis Matriculation College (KMP). Being just 1 year there, still brings up a lot of memories. Miss y'all Pn Mardiana, En Shahrom, Lecturers...

19 years old till current, doing my bachelor degree in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Really proud to be here. I gotta tell that doing degree in Information System Engineering is not that easy for me. Hehe! Lots of hardwork n effort gotta to give in. Insyaallah will be finishing by the end of the year. Wish me the best.

About Me

Me..i'm a simple guy with a simple life. I love to eat but i never put on weight & i just dunno why. Maybe my future wife coul do it(Hehe!). I'm not that short never nor to tall. Medium size i would say. Food? Italian pasta of course. Malay food is good and very finger-licking. Me also like to "lepak" at kedai mamak waching EPL's not that i cannot stay and watch at home..but the atmosphere is just admiring. ;>