Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hi everyone , it had been ages since I last update my blog. Im here again to tell you guys about my second project of architecture course .
My second project is about Icarus and Daedalus, seriously at first I have no idea about this Greek myth and what it is connected to architecture, I was so confused and blur . After searching information from the internet , my confusion about this interesting myth gone. Actually, Icarus is the son of a very well known craftman, architect and artist Daedalus, in Athens.King Minos of Crete imprisoned Daedalus and Icarus in the Labyrinth to punish Daedalus for helping the hero,Theseus to kill the monster called Minotaur and to escape with Minos daughter, Ariadne. Daedalus knew that Minos controlled any escape routes by land and sea, but Minos could not prevent an escape by flight. So Daedalus used his skill to build wings for himself and Icarus.He used wax and strings to fastens feathers to reeds of varying lengths to imitate the curve of the bird's wings. Before they fly, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high near the sun as the heat will melt the wax, and not too low near the sea as the waves will dampen the wings. However, due to curiousity and excitement , Icarus ignored his father warning, and flew higher and higher . The wax melted and Icarus fell into the sea and drowned.Daedalus looked down and saw the feathers of his son , he knew what had happend. He burrried his son on an island which would be called Icaria and the sea into which Icarus had fallen would be called Icarian Sea (between Cyclades and Asia Minor).
How am I going to design a tower or a cantilever that is related to the metaphorical and mythological of Icarus and Daedalous ?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A New Life In NEW ZEALAND. HOORAY!!!!I finally make it!!!!!!

It has been ages since I last posting my blog. Now I am here is because the influence of my best friend as he likes writing blog and I can tell you guys frankly, how much I adore the way he writes , is really AWESOME!!! Well ,that the main reason I am here again to update my long lost blog.

My heart was beating as fast as the bullet train , my eyes shutting as all I can see is just downright darkness, my mind resisting me to "click" , I have taken 15 minutes to think whether is the right time to "click". So, I decided to go upstairs and take a bath first ,I am so nervous , is getting on my nerves now, I pray and I pray again and again. I promise I will always work hard in the future. After taken the bath, my heavy steps dragging the time to know my result ;my TER score!!!! Finally , I am back in front of my laptop, I can't describe how nervous I am. This is my future, my future,that can make a beautiful turn in my life. Then I click, and the result shown on the screen. "HOOOOOORAYYYYY!!!!!!! Mummy ,daddy I make it to NEW ZEALAND!!!!"
Finally I can get through this stage , and glad to know that I am qualified to enter the university that I want so badly....."University of AUCKLAND".

I am going to leave soon during this year Chinese New Year and glad that I still have the chance to celebrate with my family , because maybe two years I din;t come back Malaysia as my parents wil visit me thare. The future is all in my hand and I hope that I will enjoy studying there.

However , I miss my family, my relatives and my friends. All I hope that is just I am able to cope with my studies ^^

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

V

Why is it so hard for us to talk with each other?How can we break down the emotional wall?

"Voice" is a special gift from God. The moment we came out from our mother's womb, we let out a cry , a voice that give a relief to our mum , a voice of happiness , a wonderfull voice that have been gifted for us to communicate with each other in the future, a voice that bonds us with our family members ,relatives, friends ,future husbands,future wives, future children, future grandchildren, and even strangers around us . Without voice , life is dreary, monotonous,dismal and lifeless.Without voice and words , we are unlikely to understand each other better. However ,there are still some people who find it "challenging"to talk with each other , as for them , talking is like having medicine.Why is it so?

I believe that emotional conflict is the most prominent factor that stop both parties from having a conversation with each other. In the movie "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers", Mr Shi and his daughter are having antagoism since Yilan was still young. Yilan and her mum heard rumours about Mr Shi was having a relationship with his working partner at the workplace , however Yilan did't have the courage or initiative to ask Mr Shi the truth and remain silent till the very last moment.Being a rocket scientist , Mr Shi was taught to remain silent all the time as everything about his job and career is confidential, is a big secret for his company and the country , China itself.Therefore , Mr Shi and Yilan seldom talk to each other and did not get to know each other better.

Communication is paramount to having a successful relationship. The same is true about raising children. Parents must communicate with each other in order to reap the benefits of child rearing. Learning how to effectively communicate is mostly a task of learning how to listen. Active listening skills will help anyone communicate effectively and empathetically in a relationship and reduces the risk of not being heard. Typically one of the major areas of importance in a marriage is children. Unfortunately more often than not, one parent does a majority of the communication with the child while the other parent is an innocent bystander.Stay active in all aspects of the child's life regardless of who traditional roles is it.

Apart from this , why is it so hard for us to talk to each other?Is it of language barrier that become a thick wall between both parties t0communicate with each other?
Not really, what really matter is our mindset and heart whether we are willing , sincere and patient to talk to each other.Even two parties who came from different background and share different languages and religions are able to talk with each other, just like Mr Shi and Madam who is an Iranian in the movie. They are able to do so because of one important criterias as they are talking heart to heart .

Last but not least ,we should appreciate what God gave us ,our voice that some unfortunate people around the world yearn for it .Make full use of it and use it to communicate with each other to make the worls a better place to stay in.





Friday, July 10, 2009

Animal Rights!!!

Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather , and going to circuses and zoos. Many of us bought our beloved "pets" at pet shops , had adorable kitten, guinea pig and kept beautiful birds in cages. We wear wool and silk , ate McDonald's burgers ,and fished .We never considered the impact of this action on the animals involved . Some of you might asked , "Why should animal have rights?" In his book Animal Liberation ,Peter Singer states that the basic principle of equality does not require equal treatment , it require equal consideration . Animals surely deserve to live their lives free from suffering and exploitation .Jeremy Bentham , the founder of the reforming utilitarian school of moral philosophy ,stated that when deciding on being's right , "The question is not 'Can they reason?' nor "Can they talk"but "Can they suffer?" The capacity of suffering is the vital characteristics that gives a being the right to equal consideration . All animals have the ability to suffer in the same way and to the same degree as human do. So, animals should not be killed brutally in order to fullfill the demand of human wants and animals should not be subjected to laboratary experiments to suffer. In fact , they should be protected by humans .

When I mention about animal testing should discontinued, I believe that some of you might argued that animal testing is necessary for the development of vaccines ,cures and treatments for human health. First, animal not only react differently than humans to different drugs , vaccines ,and experiments , they also reacted differently from one another . The most famous example of the dangers of the animal testing is the Thalidomide tragedy of the 1960s and 1970s .Thalidomide , which came out on the German market late in the 1950s , had previously been safety tested on thousands of animals .It was marketed as a wonderful sedative for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and it supposedly caused no harm to either mother or child . Despite this "safety testing" , at least 10,000 children whose mothers had taken Thalidomide were born throughout the world with severe deformities . Clioquinol is another example of drug which safety tested on animals had severely negative impact on humans. Manufactured in Japan and marketed as providibg safe relief from diarrhea . As a result , some 30,000 cases of blindness or paralysis and thousands of deaths occured. Are these two examples just isolated cases? Even though pharmaceuticals are routinely tested on on animals , the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that 100,000 people every year are killed by prescription drugs and more than two million are hospitalized as a result of prescription drugs. Stop torturing animal in the lab and I will show you how the animals are being treated in the lab in a short documentary that our group had done .

Last Thursday , Architecture two students had been given a task by Mr Derick to make a short video on whatever issues we like , and our group , Hazman, Sabri ,Daniel, Ah Beng and I had decided to work on animal rights . Hazman edited the cruel and sad part of the video as Sabri find some facts and statistic about animal killing ,while Ah Beng and I edited the front part of the video and Daniel finds videos of animal killing as well . We started to download as many videos as we can from 4.00pm to 5.30pm . After having our dinner and rest , we gathered again and around 9.15pm we start to work untill 4.00am in the morning.Although we are extremely tired but we are satisfied and happy that we finally complete our video.What I am really grateful is all of us have teamworks and able to discuss without quarelling.Finally ,I hope you guys like it.




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Friday, June 26, 2009

video

MASK

It have been so long that I din't update my blog,I am sorry for that.Actually I have many things to tell but I choose to write in my own diary as I am one of those who like to keep all the feeling to oneselve. Everyday I am wearing a mask to school , a mask that can hide all my real feelings inside, a mask that deceive everybody , a mask that I am not comfortable wearing , a mask that control my real emotions , a mask that help me cover up things , a mask that haunt me , a mask that prevent me from voicing up what I wish to do , a mask that stop me from gaining my own right . Sometimes I felt so tedious , frustrated , exhausted of wearing that mask and it seems that I have been controled, in fact I don't want to be controlled by anybody.I just wish that one day I will become myself again .I want to be me again . I want to come back to live !!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

DREAMS

"I have a dream, a song to sing , to help me cope with anything, if u see the wonder of a fairy tale ,you can take the future even if you fail . I believe in angels.Something good in everything I see. I believe in angels.When I know the time is right for me.I'll cross the stream - I have a dream.................".Does this lyric sounds familiar to you? A song sang by Seyfried Amanda, in fact it bis one of my esteemed songs. Have you been dreaming all the time ? Is that a nightmare, being kidnapped or being tortured? Or dream about Mr Derick treat all of us with Starbuck coffee? What I would like to share with all of you is about my dreams recently which I can remember vividly in my mind. Before you begin to read further ,please bear in mind that all my dreams sonud weird and funny.

The Story begin.............
PART 1

The moisture laden clouds swirling in the sky became more and more compact and darker and darker. High above in the sky ,the clouds continue to roll and turn and were churned into tightly-packed , black cotton -wool-like masses that completely blocked out the sun . A loud rumble issued from the innards of the churning clouds and they regurgited most of the water they had received from earth through eveporation. It was an instant downpour in which gigantic drops of water pelted the earth and everything was on it. The instanteneous torrential downpour made me soaked and I want to run as fast as I could to reach the bus station nearby,but I couldn't run and move as I dunow why . Does this imply anything in my daily life?

PART 2

There were about one hundred people lying in the operation room with glass wall just situated near beside a gigantic aquarium with different kinds of fishie swimming here and there.There is only one woman standing in the middle of the surgery room . She was completely bald and her face is heavily made up. She wears a layer of powder on her black face , her eyebrows are thickly drawn and her lips were crimson with a very generous amount of lipstick . She looks hideous. Holding a knife in her hand tightly , she stabbed one of the people who lying on the bed .At the very moment the knife penetrated the person, one of the fish in the aquarium die .And again , she stabed another women , and there is no blood flushing out. Instead ,the other fish die and it was bleeding profusely and then dissapeared . After that, I realized that I am one of the victims too and I am too horified to react. And the next moment, I woke up from dreams with sweats dripping from my forehead.

PART 3
Miss Effa bring all of us to have Applicable Maths lessons in 1 Utama

PART 4
This is indeed a very special dream that I had never had before.In fact, I have the same dreams three times. I was lying on my bed (in my own room at home) ,I saw a very powerful light shining on top on my ceiling and it was so beautiful,so alluring and I tried to reached it but I can't. I have no idea why I have the same dreams for three times .

Dreams are very special and it is a natural phenomena.