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Gambling 101

The sure way of getting nothing from something

Lately, I tried gambling. I wanna let people reading this to not gamble coz' it ain't good. Having said this, you're most probably guessing I lost a whole lot of money. But, actually I kinda won a whole lot in only two sessions. Most people would actually tend to believe something called the "Gambler's Fallacy".

Test yourself: You are flipping a coin, and you are not cheating. You have just flipped 7 heads in a row. Is your next flip more likely to be:
HeadsTailsHeads and tails are equally likely The correct answer is 3, heads and tails are equally likely. Answer 1 is an example of one version of the Gambler's Fallacy (you think that your luck will continue). Answer 2 is an example of the opposite version of the Gambler's Fallacy (you think that your luck will change).

A popular way to explain why answer 3 is correct is the expression, "the coin (or dice or whatever) has no memory". It doe…

All The Same.

Alright, now there's a good start to a post. My personal caption for it would be CSI : Subang. Hahahahaha. It's really random how we all met actually. Ash (the person on my left) stays in MyPlace, the apartments behind AsiaCafe. One day, I hanged out at AC. Then, I called her to come there coz' i wanted to see her. She came then we went to her apartments. And yeah, I met Sabrina, Raeeda and Fang. And the black car you see in the pic is mine. It's a totally awesome car. Speaking about cars, I would like to recommend everyone reading this to get a manual transmission car coz' :
Manual cars can provide awesome pick upYou can save fuel if you know how to use the gears wiselyEasier to overtake and race coz' dropping the gear will helpEmergency braking can be done by clutch braking while dropping the gearYou can do tire spins as well as drift with a manual transmission Another plus factor would be that you could drive any other car if you use a manual one. Trust me, …

Life is difficult

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Alright, it's been pretty long since I last blogged, but hell yeah... I'm back. Well, I've been pretty much trying my very best to put all the little pieces of my life which have been kinda scattered lately back together. Thinking have been done, and conclusions have been made. I hope everyone reading this will learn something after reading this post.

Life is difficult.
This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth coz' once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we truly understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult. Coz' once it has been accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

Honestly, it did sound pretty painful to me at first. Even the 1st of the 4 Noble Truths…

Anak Malaysia...

Phew, long time since I last blogged and lots of stuff has taken place. Sunday(16/09/07) was Hari Malaysia and I would like to proudly say that I'm an "Anak Malaysia". Made it to the papers and news if you watched coz' of that! Well, basically there were about 100 students from various colleges and universities brought together by the Malaysian Interfaith Network to prepare a route map to improving Malaysia. Later that same day at Times Square, I as their representative presented it to Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon who is currently the Chief Minister of Penang and also the acting Gerakan President. After a really long time, youth have finally been able to speak for the country and I'd say this is an achievement to young Malaysians and not forgetting myself for being representative. :) You can read about it HERE.

Well, while we're at it... I'd like to express my concern about the "Unity Band" as seen on the TV ads. They're literally extremely rare…

Until the end of time.

Dudes and girls out there, this is not just a random person. This person is me. And, most of ya'll would already know that I've been recently elected vice-president of my college's Student Council. I wanna thank everyone who has supported me along the way here. Couldn't have done it without ya. I appreciate it.

Just bought 3 more books online this week. The lucky ones are:
1) The Secret by Rhonda Bryne
2) Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbin
3) It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden

Well, I've been reading another book though. This one's a must have. I personally recommend this to everyone: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

The world moves in a very funny way. There's something called the 80-20 principle. It's really true actually. Did you know that 80% of all crimes are committed by 20% of criminals. 80% of all accidents are caused by 20% of motorists. Loads more of examples but I wouldn't wanna bore…

Make a Difference.

Guess what? I bought my first book online. I suppose you could say it's also my first online transaction. Awesome huh? :D
1)The Tipping Point
2)See You At The Top
3)Road Less Traveled
Woohoo! Seriously, you guys reading this should buy books online.The delivery speed is awesome. I placed an order on Sunday and on Tuesday in the same week it's already here. Plus, the quality is excellent. All wrapped books. Another pro factor here is, you don't have to spend your own money. Just ask your parents for their credit cards and start buying. Haha :D. They can't say no if it's for a book, can they?

I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against him, he'll screw me every time, but if I follow him, we get along quite nicely. Well, I believe in hunches now. I should have trusted it long ago though. I thought I could predict. Still, I did manage pretty well when it came to some variables. My biggest mistake was to plan or shoul…

Bending rules perhaps?

Bending rules has been a part of me since a very very long time. I have been infamous for perhaps aeon's now. Perhaps it's a part of me.

Here's my personal opinion or shall I say quote about what special ones are for...

"Special ones are the ones who stand by you, see you through your troubles, forgive you, teach you, respect you and the decisions you make even if you're wrong and most of all, they'll never desert, abandon, forsake, leave nor quit on you." -Roshann-

As the saying goes... "A picture means a thousand words", I believe it is true at times. However, this time around, I'd like you to imagine the Apocalypse or the End Of The World. Some believe in the rise of the dead, but I find it very interesting. They are driven by the desire to only kill everyone left on Earth. In a way, we could say that they're much better that us the living. Most of us living are selfish. In other words, racists and sexists.

However, I believe some kind…

Of Friends and Love.

Well, what can I say... I hate this pic in a way. This was somewhere in 2005. We were gating for 10 days. In a way, they could be considered 10 of the worst days ever for some people. Still, the amount of time we shared as friends made up to it. We didn't enjoy at all... We suffered together. And, it was great! :D

Now then, ain't that smart. Those were the days. 2nd from the left is me. The one in the middle is my best friend, Vima.

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to t…

I call it... Irresponsible!

Okay. What can you see here? If you looked with your eyes, you'd see a damaged pipe in a parking area. If you looked with your mind, you'd see an idiot who doesn't know about height limits in parking areas which broke the pipe and shot off with his vehicle.
Well, who would've thought of that now? Being irresponsible is just too normal right now. However, I suggest that you take this few words into thought before thinking of anything stupid now.
"What goes around, comes back around"

This one's so familiar I suppose. C'mon la... It's beside the Shell at SS15. This could be called creative or artistic. But, I'd prefer calling it stupid. What would you call a person wearing swimwear to a funeral? You'd most probably not call em' anything... Coz', I suppose actions would speak louder than words ;p. Grafitti is a cool art... but people gotta know where they should practise em'. I suppose, they should at least get an apartment and fill…

Aircraft Pollution

Pollutants from more than five million civil and nearly 2,800 military flights each year are destroying Earth’s protective ozone layer and stealing blue skies, while accounting for more than 10% of global greenhouse warming.
But wait. Isn’t wild weather happening everywhere? And isn’t jet travel responsible for significant global warming? Aren’t sky-high aircraft emissions destroying the ozone layer? What about the effects of radiation exposure and lack of oxygen on humans as captive as astronauts on long-haul flights? Is zooming through thin air more than two miles above the Earth worth the risk to planet and passengers? Or should we be booking with passenger-accommodating freighters, taking the train, or staying home instead?
More than 4% of all CO2 emissions are emitted by high-flying aircraft.
What can you do? Reduce usage of aircraft by using other methods of transportSupport world peace as wars can be avoided and usage of fighter jets can be reducedSpread the word We all play a r…