This is a personal blog and should be taken as such. So don't sue me if what I write pisses you off. Or if I write lies. Or if I give maladvice. Or if you fail to read through my sarcasm. Et cetera.
I like stalkers.
Is it in bad taste to quote one's self?
"The greatest of debaters are not only the most eloquent -- they are the most bruised, the most resilient, the strongest of heart." -- Andrew Loh
Quotes "How many times have you chickened out?" - Qu Hsueh Ming
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill
"Affirmative action is something the good don't need and the bad don't deserve" - A wise man
"The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us." - John F. Kennedy
"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." - James A. Baldwin
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is but a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Sir Winston Churchill
"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?" - Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge
"We will either find a way or make one." - Hannibal
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"War begins in the minds of men, and it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must first be constructed." - UNESCO Constitution
"The proper study of mankind is man." - Alexander Pope
"My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death." - Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens): A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
"Patriotism is to support your country all the time and your government when it deserves it" - Mark Twain
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw
"Democracy is a system ensuring that the people are governed no better than they deserve." - George Bernard Shaw
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." -- Noam Chomsky
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
"When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have freedom." - Thomas Paine
"I sense a learning: that much dumber people than you end up in charge. Look at the way things are. I'm no fucken genius or anything, but these spazzos are in charge of my every twitch. What I'm starting to think is maybe only the dumb are safe in this world, the ones who roam with the herd, without thinking about every little thing. But see me? I have to think about every little fucken thing." - Vernon God Little, Act II
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And now, London, as promised.
We stopped over at London because IMPAC was generous and flexible enough, they booked air tickets with 3 days for us to visit London.
We stayed in Malaysia Hall (they had an 11 pm curfew you know!!!!!) where we could get Malaysian food cheap. Mmm.
London Heathrow SUCKS ass. Hot and old and LONG LINES. Why do they only have 2 immigration queues? Stupid. Ack.
London in summer is hot hot hot hot hot hot hot bloooooody hot. It was exactly like Malaysia, only less humid. I came all the way to feel this very familiar temperature? .........
I can't (don't want to) remember the chronological sequence, so it's all random.
We were here for the Changing of the Guards. Very boring and crowded, overrated. Red mounted soldiers on horses, yada yada yada. The only interesting bit was that the military band played the Beatles!
Statue of Victoria outside Buckingham Palace
St James' Park
Pelicans at St James Park
Eh, all the Monopoly site names come to play now eh! Hhehe. St James Park is in the Orange Group!
St James Park
Parliament Palace by night
I like this pic. The reflection tells it all: we were in a bus.
Hahahhahahahaha. Camera at some Underground station.
I LOVE the TUBE. MUACKS MUACKS it goes everywhere and is so bloooody cheap because you can get a unlimited day pass for 4 - 6 Pounds depending on which zone you're travelling to on the UNDERGROUND AND BUS.
Our LRT, on the other hand, is no doubt, air-conditioned, unlike the Tube, but the coverage is not very comprehensive.
(Think Abdullah Hukum is only 100? meters away from Midvalley Megamall - the stupid people didn't put an LRT stop at Megamall because they thought that would increase the competition to KLCC. Satoopeeed. And the LRT Bangsar free feeder bus that goes to Megamall is supposed to come every 30 minutes bt actually does every 90 minutes. Asses. I will NEVER go there again. Unless someone drives me there.)
Plus it's not integrated very well either compared to London. There were complimentary brochures about the various stops on the integrated lines there, but Malaysia doesn't even have one.
And the LRT is overpriced you stupid money sucking dumbasses who run it. $4.80 to go to KLCC and back!!!! I can eat two chicken rice meals la bodohs. No unlimited day passes, no unlimited monthly passes, no plans, nothing. Where is this komuniti penyayang ah, kerajaan yang aku cintai?
Parliament Palace from the London Eye. Very nice!!! They should start a KL Eye or something. Cool cool.
Oh yeah that reminds me that London is so paranoid after the July 7 bombings that they don't have TRASH CANS at ALL in their underground stations!!! Litter and garbade and rubbish = on the ground, baby. Hahahhaha mom and I thought that they were just as dirty as Malaysians, cause we couldn't find anything. Ahahahahahha so there's a reason behind that after all.
(Only the most recognized piece of Britain worldwide.)
@some old cathedral near Parliament Palace
Look at the Baroque spires man! Gothic architecture is always cool.
Eh the blue paint damn ugly right.
St Paul's Cathedral
Designed by the one and only Sir Christopher Wren.
Museum of Natural History, South Kensington
The brickwork is just so... awesome.
Got dinosaur fossils also you know? Coool leh, and the best thing was: IT WAS FREEEEEEEEEEEE. When was the last time a Museum in Malaysia was free?
King George V
Check out the feathered guests, his crowning glory.
There was a party of some sort!!! Guess what it was???
There was open proselytizing and free foooood, baby!
This (the open proselytizing part) would never happen in our
OH-WORLD, LOOK-AT-ME because I'm a paragon of multicultural, multireligious, multiethnic TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING, the bastion of internationalism where so many races and so many religions can coexist peacefully and harmoniously, and where we can discuss ALL OUR ISSUES LIKE LOGICAL PEOPLE AND NOT ACT LIKE GANGSTERS unlike you European neo-imperialists and colonists and blatant hypocritical racists who only discriminiate against Muslims,
NOW, would it.
(Stop being a hypocrite, Badawi)
The guy who defeated Napoleon at Trafalgar.
This park was the nicest of all the parks in London. This and St James'. Hyde Park was nothing but weeeds and grasss.
The correct term would be, The Palace of Westminster or more commonly, Houses of Parliament.
Natural History Museum. It wasn't free back in 2000. 5 pounds per entry, I think.
Did you check out Victoria and Albert Museum? They have this really big column on display. Oh and the Sicence Museum too. Lots of exciting exhibits(think babbage's primitive computer).
3 museums together with Imperial College, clustered in one small space and between them, stands you alone, right in the midst of all this intensive intellectual exchanges. Simply an epicentre of intellectualism. How not to be inspired?
wendy August 1, 2006 10:41 AM PDT
who's that name.
cool cool. i luv the pics. grrrrrrrr i wanna go to london!!!! i shud've applied there!!!!! don't they have something called london school of economics. i heard it's quite good.
name August 1, 2006 04:51 PM PDT
yeah. LSE, Close to the Inns of Court. Not cheap either. Expect to pay up to GBP13k+ per year for fees alone.
Ren-To August 1, 2006 07:49 PM PDT
It's the parliament....It brings back memories.....of RA2:YR*.......Tower(read : London) Bridge is falling down(read : getting bombed).....
*Just in case you people don't know RA2:YR = Red Alert2 : Yuri's Revenge.....
Andrew August 1, 2006 11:36 PM PDT i like parliament palace. :D the building's tooooooo lavish to be just houses.
i didn't go to any other museum la. no time :(
i did, however, take a picture of royal albert hall. :D
LOL @rento cause i did not know that. never would i have guessed.
name August 2, 2006 12:34 AM PDT
IIRC, it used to be a palace.
What camera did you use? The contrasting colours are simply marvellous.
bex August 2, 2006 12:37 AM PDT
Actually...Badawi is his dad's name, his name is Abdullah.
Haha Hyde Park is nice la...it's HUGE though. Can't imagine KL/Selangor having so many huge, pretty parks. They have like, seven of those in London?
Yeah the Tube is GREAT. Putra/Star are crap la, not even half as good. (But to give them credit, they DO have monthly passes. For 90 bucks each. Used to be 60.) Expensive but useless.
Ren-To August 3, 2006 07:59 PM PDT
Wahahaha....14th comment and the comment that made the comment on the london post more than the israel post....that's about it....
name August 4, 2006 02:16 AM PDT
London is dirty too.......I got the pleasure of catching a glimpse of some nut peeing at one corner of a tube station...........
I don't know if it's just me; the tube just makes you wanna travel.
Andrew August 4, 2006 02:30 AM PDT ahah they HAVE MONTHLY PASSES? LOL. But you don't save money even with them, eh. useless monthly passes, with the name and not the spirit.
ya the tube makes EVerywhere so accessible. and cheap. man i love the tube.
every malaysian city should have something like the tube. or bus lanes.
dammit umno controls eveyrthing so its hopeless :D
Ren-To August 5, 2006 12:46 AM PDT
Don't you know Badawi is like the power and he now "controls" blogging for malaysians. So if you say something bad to the government or spread rumors they will investigate you or shut your blog down or (i think)fine you.
Adam August 6, 2006 06:54 PM PDT
I hope you saw my brother there... And a part of my family..
Andrew August 7, 2006 01:37 AM PDT eh how come your brother's there adam?