Saturday, March 25, 2006

Commonwealth of Nations

Watching the highlights of commonwealth games in Melbourne at 10 am in morning since last week...had brought me to the past..when I was there..

Melbourne city was once the place I roamed..once i always walking around the city..especially when I got those core dump in my programming. I used to study there, in RMIT..in which its buiding sits nicely..right at the heart of Melbourne city. Whenever I felt tensed in the lab..or stuck in programming..I went to walk around city..had some coffee..and watching peoples there...much2 different than KL...except for seeing Malaysian la heheh..or maybe diorang Indon heehh..

The State library...Bourke St...Flinders St Station and also Fed Square. In this commonwealth games...it brought back the memories when I was there..especially when TV1 showed the event of men's marathon, 20 km walk, and 50 km walk...the backdrops..was the place that I always..or I could say...everyday..I walked by.

The McG..never been there tho hehe...but passed by several times when taking the M-train or on a car. Wished I was there right now..huhu...

Congrats to all the medal winners..yang tak menang..cube lagi..err 4 tahun lagi hehe..

Friday, March 17, 2006

SPM

SPM..
Popularly known as Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia...or on the tele its for RTM's Selamat Pagi Malaysia..and for kids (or maybe grown ups who always spent time for some games)..we can translate to Syarikat Permainan Malaysia..which produce Saidina, Sahibba...heheh..this paragraph is such an awful intro innit?

Remember the day when our SPM results are announced? For me..it was like do or die situation..Well..it was in 1996 that I sat my SPM...and the results were announced in 1997..I sat my SPM at MRSM Kuantan. Schooled at MRSM Kuantan started from Form 4 until Form 5, students studied there or any MRSM are expected to get results in flying colors.

When the results are announced, I was at home, doing nothing for almost 3 months. Well actually, during the waiting period of 3 months, almost everyday I went to my mom's foodstall at padang and helped her out..wonder why I said almost?..meaning not everyday that I help my mom (sbb ada masa tu aku mmg malas ehhehe....ada masa plak rajin..and my mom run her business everyday except on sundays).

As usual, I did not expect to do very well in my SPM (and it turned out to be..err..not very well also hehe). So, I did not go to Kuantan on the day they gave the results, but I phoned the admin office and...I got my results..on that phone call..

Me: As'kum

Staff: W'salam.

Me: Saya pelajar MRSM kuantan, boleh tk saya dpt kan keputusan SPM saya?

Staff:Boleh...nama sape?err..bole tolong bagi nombor IC skali?

Me: Ooooo..bole bole...nama saya Iskandar ********* and IC nombor *******************
Staff: Oooo..ok..kejap ye

At this moment, my heart was pumping like an F1 engine....it was a nerve-wrecking, heart-wrenching exprience...the waiting gone for about 5 minutes, nevermind for the bill even I made my phone call from serdang to kuantan...and that was the longest, scariest 5 minutes of my life..Imagine...of all the hardwork from darjah 1 up to form 5, 11 years of education...SPM is like the results that showed to you and everyone, what the hell did I do in that 11 years heheh

then..
Staff: awak Iskandar ye? No IC ************************
Me : ye...(I think at this very moment my heartbeat jumped to thousands beat per sec)
Staff: keputusan awak **********************************
Me : o-0..ok ok..ye ke mcm tu result saya?trime kasih

well..for me..I was very satisfied with my results...because I expected it to be much worse than that...I am very pleased....very pleased...

Congrats to all high achievers in SPM 2005...for whom who did not do well, dont feel so bad...your life is still there for you...mana2 ada rezeki..IPTS pon ade heheh..

...this year, it has been 10 years since I sat my SPM..what a coincidence...