Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sound, it seems, can leap through vacuum after all.

Sound travels in the form of longitudinal wave. Unlike transverse wave, longitudinal wave can not travel in vacuum--it needs a medium to propagate. That's pretty elementary and I guess we all agree with one another on this point so far.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

大摇问题多多。。

有时候呢,人看不到未来就是一个问题。
有时候呢,人太有自信也是一个问题。
有时候呢,人太没自信也成为一个问题。

看不到未来,就不知道前面的墙壁有多硬。自信的往前冲,撞破了头,流了血,狼狈的时候才知道做什么事之前要问问senior 的意见~才知道原来以前senior 也有想过同样的东西,而且行不通。

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shaking someone's belief makes them stronger advocates.

It's like when you kill a baby girl in ancient China, you wouldn't feel the guilt because everyone is doing it. So why not? It becomes a norm, something so common and simple.

I read a post by Ed Yong on shaking some people's beliefs and it backfires-- instead of discouraging them, we are actually encouraging them into becoming stronger advocates of their ideas.

It's easy to find examples of people holding on to their beliefs in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Thousands still hold to the idea that all life was created a few thousand years ago, that turning on your mobile phone at petrol kiosks could induce fire, and even that drinking industrial bleach is a good idea. Look at comment threads across the internet and you’ll inevitably find legions of people who boldly support for these ideas in the face of any rational argument.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stigmata

Stigmata are bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, such as the hands and feet.

Confusing?

I remember watching the program "Is It Real:Stigmata" on National Geographic Channel while I was having my vacation in Pangkor Island two years back. It was something so new to me back then I felt an instant disgust at Catholicism. Call me stereotype =P

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Platypus

"We would like to mention the Platypus, estranged relative of the mammal, which has a duck-bill, beaver's tail, webbed feet, lays eggs, detects its aquatic prey in the same way as the electric eel, and has venomous barbs attached to its hind legs, thus combining all 'typical' Australian attributes into a single improbable creature." Douglas Adams

Image: kasamaproject.org
The platypus is an evolutionary puzzle. When a Platypus specimen was first sent to England, the local scientists concluded that some smart-arsed Australian had tried to play a joke on them by sewing the feet and bill of a duck onto the body of a rat. The peculiar animal in front of them just looked too bizarre to be taken seriously.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Why do we eat chilli?

Our tongue detects four flavours: sweet, bitter, sour, salty, but not spicy. Spiciness means pain. It is the result of the activation of pain receptors in the tongue. About a third of the people around the world consume hot peppers everyday, it's simply irresistible. But why? Humans are the only species we know about that specifically and CONSTANTLY seek out what would otherwise be considered negative events.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

校创 2010

这是佩雯的歌,"Change"

video
得到了最佳编曲~可惜没能拿到前三名。
我还有帮人弹两首歌,可是都没拿到什么,所以就不在此现丑吧。

词:佩雯
曲:佩雯
演绎:佩雯
编曲:kar hui
乐手:我,凯文,Kar Hui, Raymee

不知不觉就到了最后一年。明年的我就孤零零的看校创咯。弥蒸和佩雯都毕业了去做律师和会计师,我如果读 MASTERS 也不会再活跃于摇篮手活动了吧。

校创过了,剩下的就只有大摇了。今年大摇应该是我生涯最后一次上台,但我也不多求了。上台或不上台都无所谓,反正我第一年时也错过了上台的机会,而且如果又让我编中国风,又没有凤凰的琵琶和 Lay Cheu 的萧,非常不方便。可是看到大摇乐手如此少,还 blur blur 样,根本不能够放心。我当时收了二十三个乐手,留下四个,去年收三个新乐手,留下一个。前年祥熙收不知多少个,一个都没留下。看来乐手真的是变成了稀有动物。

而且commitment 又是另外一个问题。乐手多,commitment低也没用。乐手少得可怜,commitment 再高也会累垮。所以这些东西需要一个平衡点。还有,组长有心就必须感染组员,让他们在第一年就对大摇有归属感,这样他们才不会轻易的放弃大摇。当年的我还在技术组的时候就是被当时的组长,Yong Li 留下。他让我们做multimedia,还有拍摄 MV,我们组员之间也建立了相当的关系,所以愿意一大群留下:我,清胜,伟生,Ken Fai。。

技术组一直都拥有良好的“留下组员”记录,在我前一年就有柳生,Mun Chee, Yong Li,等等。。可是在我后一年就慢慢的没有了。留下组员是非常重要的,因为他们曾经是大摇的一分子,已拥有相当的经验,对大摇的运作也比常人懂得多,所以办起事来不必拖拖拉拉,还要劳烦前组长来长篇大论一番。

现在的我,虽然还是对大摇的某些事物不爽,但是我不得不承认我对音乐的热爱因大摇而有所增长。大摇令我有机会与其他乐手合作,给我编曲的机会,让我更加认识乐器,能见识到其他大专乐手的利害。如果没做大摇乐手,我根本还是以前的我,没有一个平台来给我表现我自己--还是孤零零的一个人背着吉他流浪天涯来弹给自己听。

啊不好意思,从校创说到大摇pulak。。今年校创有点乱,但整体还是可圈可点。最重要是junior 开心,有学习到东西,因为他们在大摇将会用到至今在校创所学到的东西。开心是让他们有归属感。犯错的就把它当作一个学习,就像当晚的multimedia 。。小鸟们加油~~

唉。。老鸟就是老鸟。。说话都跳来跳去。。



Malcolm

Friday, October 15, 2010

Death of a Friend

A fren just passed away...
I ain't close with her.. at all.. got to know her in church, and... she's a violinist..elegant.. her mom died few years earlier due to cancer I think.

I used to see her getting on stage week-in week-out at church, and we met at school, though we didn't talk much, but I guess she's a sweet young lady deserve not to die so early in life.

What the fuck I just feel extremely bad. She is only 23 you fucking god! You are indeed MERCIFUL when you brought her to her troubled family and now she's dead at such young age. I don't know why am I feeling this despite not knowing her well. But when someone you know dies, it really eats into your heart, SERIOUSLY!

I don't feel comfortable AT ALL, WHICH IS WHY I'M Fucking PISSED right now. I don't have any reason to feel happy tonight. It doesn't feel right when someone you know passed away and you could still join your frens at Jogoya or redbox. And IT CERTAINLY DOESN't FEEL RIGHT IF YOU COULD STILL POST FUNNY STATUS ON FACEBOOK.

She was a devout Christian... so if there's heaven, please open that darn gate for her..

Rest in peace...Rebekah Tiong.



Malcolm

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What Happens if You(women) Leave Afghanistan.

First he sliced off her ears. Then he started on her nose. The pain was unbearable that Aisha eventually passed out--but awoke soon after, choking on her own blood. The men had left her on the mountainside to die.
Caution: this entry contains graphic images which some readers may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is an INDUSTRIAL BLEACH!

This is total madness. The inventor of this product should be apprehended immediately and all his products should be confiscated. 

The followings are taken from a post by Martin Robbins.

When 15-year-old Rhys Morgan was diagnosed with Crohn's disease a few months ago he turned to the internet for help, and came across the Crohn's Disease Forum, a website offering support to patients. "I was looking for a support forum, a community of people with same illness as me and some on the same meds as me."

He followed the site for a while and noticed a disturbing undercurrent of people trying to push alternative medicines to members. One product in particular was called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), and its website claimed it cured cancer, Aids, malaria, and basically most things short of actual death.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Are we alone? In terms of masturbation, we aren't.

Okay I'm sorry I'm getting lewd these days. But this topic is interesting isn't it?

The fact that some religious institutions condemn masturbation and oral sex now seems a little ludicrous, because nature it seems, allows masturbation in all forms of life. Restricting masturbation in human is like restricting something natural. So why not?

sidenote: If a religious pastor sees his stallion masturbating, what can he do? Preach to it? XD

Monday, October 4, 2010

Making a Fuss

Sometimes it's annoying to say something so simple and it make headlines..

Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/799/

Friday, October 1, 2010

Remarkable Animals -- Hybrids

Cross breeding between different species has created awesome(and horrible) creatures such as the liger, tigon, zorse, wholphin, grolar bear, and so on. These creatures, some of which are natural occurring (for example wholphin, grolar bear), are created by genetic scientists to fulfill the insatiable imagination of mankind.

Hybrids, or mutants, are offspring resulting from cross-breeding between two species. Different species have different number of chromosome, for example lion, tiger, human, horse, donkey.. all of which are different species with different sets of chromosome in their gene.

Interracial marriage is not considered interspecies, so it is inappropriate to crown someone whose parents aren't from the same lineage with the title "mutant" =P

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