Friday, October 28, 2005


realised I forgot to tell about my Heli
so,the 1st assessment was on Monday
the 2nd and the final flight testing was on Thursday
on Monday,our li'l heli didn't perform well
in fact,we kept working on it till sien liao
So we in fact named it "Poyoh Hitam"
(note: poyoh--informal which means lagak/sombong/banyak kerenah)
courtesy of my malay groupmates

til Wed nite,
it did even worse
the motors' efficiency dropped
coz maybe we keep testing with it
so perhaps it overheated etc..
Actually we overpowered it ler
Our battery supply is 12V (from motorbike wan)
our motor can only support up to 8V
then lazy use regulator--coz we already spent too much
but end up burning two motors..which is worse
Long story...
so on Wed,instead of thinkin how to improve it
Me and chanling beautified it instead
colored the whole damn heli into black
then towards the evening
since we've been doing it so long d
might as well go all the way
giving up is too late

So i retied the fuselage
looks like all the years in joining Girl Guides came in handy
apparently I was the only one who knew square lashing,ehe
coz' before that,the body is too wide
so the moment is too big,and made it too heavy,bla bla
all the theory stuff
then made it smaller
and we experimented till 2am
everytime we tested the motors
it heats up very fast
so we have to let them cool down about 10mins
of course, we entertain ourselves silly
luckily my groupmates all quite fun
ya,we changed its wiring to parallel,so the motors wont burn
before that it was series
but till 2am the heli like still gila-gila
so we really "mou ngan thai"
and closed session

the next morning
our group also quite demoralised
coz' we heard the other 6 groups' heli were superb
some can even go up to 2meters
ours barely made 30cm
our lecturer wanted to test on
Take-off,landing, hover, forward flight
ours was group 5
SURPRISINGLY, altho ours hovered very low
and its forward flight even lower
the lecturer seems to approve of it
even our avionics/vibration and control lecturer turned up
so he also became the judge lor

We also mulut ternganga
coz really first time see our heli fly so well
but as long as we can ngam ngam reach lecturer's requirement
also very the happy dee..
Maybe because ours couldn't go high
we didn't even have to control it with thread or rods
(which other groups use)
coz theirs is very imbalanced and unstable
they had to pull it down to hover,etc
ours just hovered nicely at the bottom
in our hearts we thought
"mampus ah kali ini, sial betul heli ni #%#*&^^& "

after that
the lecturer announced winners for two categories
"best architecture" and "best overall performance"
we actually placed 2nd for both categories
we were like, "HUHHH???"
we were subjected to glares of resentment by some groups
maybe they thought since ours could barely fly
but both lecturers says our hovering and forward flight very good wor
and maybe the heli in black looks good kua...
so the height didn't matter I guess
basically,our group's heli had the proper concept instead of flying blindly
the group that won both categories were very good though,
its design is very special
Haha..we were very happy
Celebrated with KFC that night
Yay...but now have to do the technical reports lo..
Wait la..I upload the pix later k
Long live Poyoh Hitam and Gagak Hitam!!!
(P/s: Gagak Hitam is us..or Gagak Merah la..
On monday our groupmates wore black,then on Thurs we wore red)

im in!!~

as I speak
I'm in KL =)
well,not exactly Kay-Ell KL la..
in puchong
alighted from puduraya at about 4pm++
But I had to take the LRT to Sri Petaling
so that my cousin can come pick me up
but one small problem...
Dunno how to take LRT lah
MRT in S'pore can lah..coz got go S'pore more than KL
The last time I took LRT was when
I attended camp in UM,which was 2years ago

So I kept asking for direction,
"Tumpang tanya mana stesen LRT ar?"
I had to lug the 30kg luggage bag along
and another bagpack
I believe I'm not exaggerating ler..
coz my arms feel like it's longer now
Yalar,for the sake of not feeling guilty
I brought along so many books
Finals coming up ma
then clothes, DVDs (anime and movies)
etc etc etc...
I also kena tipu lar
Someone,who shall remain anonymous said
"Very near nia,it's just behind the pudu building"
Well,it is alright
Just that not user-friendly for those with heavy luggages
Haha by the time I was at the ticket counter
Sweat was trickling down all over
Arms aching
Thirsty like hell...
I have water with me laR..but want to respect those fasting ma
So cannot drink in front of the Muslims =)

Anywayz, masuk the LRT
Pudu then to Chan Sow Lin
I tot I heard the speaker announcing
have to alight at the interchange
But my feet wouldn't move
so I assumed it was just illusion/misheard
So I actually sat till Ampang
I realised I was wrong the next station la
I mean,I know how to refer the board
But go till Ampang,duduk til Chan Sow Lin again
then only switch train
By the time reach Sri Petaling also almost 6pm...
Waiting for dinnertime in my aunt's shop...
haha after that it's party man...
but tonight maybe not goin anywhere lah

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

it's been a long time..

haha sorry I disappeared for sometime..
as impossible as it seems, yea..
All the tests have finished
Whether I did well or not leh..ermm ermm..
Very subjective lah this kind of results thingy
No matter how much you prepared for it, or vice versa
You might just be unlucky or just very lucky eh
Sometimes you just blank out during the tests
Or the questions that came out is exactly what you read awhile ago

Anywayz, today was our first test flight for our bamboo helicopter
Yea well, it's no longer bamboo copter ler
coz it's not very practical
so we used balsa wood as its blades, fuselage made of carbon rod etc
It did took-off..haha but hovering and moving forward ah
a bit not so successful...other group's heli also quite the same
The heli was like an irate child
Its stability was a li'l shaky, so we had to guide it with threads
But the motor burnt out,so...had to replace it..
Actually it burnt out 4.30am in the morning,and the test flight was like,10am
luckily other group had an extra motor (thanks!)
so this is the 2nd motor to burn out
it's got to do with the battery voltage we supplied and stuff
electrical stuff, bah..
So we have to keep modifying it and improvisations till the next flight test

Meanwhile? With the tests over, it's anime time alright
been totally busy busy busy since my last test on Friday
Managed to download some anime
Now I'm hooked to these few anime:
Mai Otome, Trinity Blood, School Rumble, Blood+
But of course, I'm watching these now:
Naruto, Bleach, Initial D-4th Stage, Gundam Seed, One Piece
Hmm...finished watching Rurouni Kenshin recently
Man,if I'm half as committed to my books as I am to anime
I'd be in a very good shape =p
Did I mention that I'm addicted to manga now as well?

But also quite busy with other dramas also ler..
TVB dramas, Desperate Housewives 2nd season, etc..
No wonder I've been putting on weight
Just staying stationary on the chair

That is why I need a break
Yippie! Going KL for a week
Since it's study break now before the finals
Need to get away a bit
Party a li' etc..
But pretty broke now, since have to put away some cash
For the Bali trip

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Amazing anot?

Went to pasar malam just now on a bike with my roomie
And we bought a lot a lot a lot of stuff
Yeah, we could’ve used my car instead
But lazy lar, later the other housemates request banyak pulakz
What did we buy for ourselves and 5 other housemates:
45 apples+ oranges+ pears, a papaya
Char koay kak, Char mee hoon, fried rice
Ban chang kuih, Pulut, muruku
Tau fu fah, junk food
Etc etc
Only one slight problem
How to lug back all the stuff in a bike?
Haha, somehow we managed
But we did look pretty ridiculous
On the 5 min ride home
(Yea, now thongching has entrusted me to ride on her bike
instead of her fetching me liao after the accident)

3 month Anniversary

in order to commemorate my 3month anniversary biking escapade with thongching
I'm posting up my injury pic on my shoulder (the before and after)
It’s not that obvious anymore, but still noticable

Newayz (reminisce about the old days 1st)
3 months ago, to make the long story short,
me and my roomie were on a bike on a starless night
(more like a lamp-postless night lah, ahbo we’d noticed the car)
Anywayy, we were at the junction and we didn’t stop
(although we were supposed to)
and we were hit by a car
maka melayanglah kami
(no no,it’s not like the accidents you see and imagine,
we were just in the campus on our way to the gym…
mind you, I wasn’t even wearing a helmet that time
cos I just finished talking on my handphone)
After that, yada yada yada..

In a nutshell, both of us very much alive (pheewww)
and my harga saham also jatuh d
coz the scar on my shoulder has pretty much embedded itself
No more spaghetti straps…*sobz
Like I care, hahH…
I’ll still be wearing whatever I want

Cos’ when people ask the usual:
“Omigod, whatever happened to your shoulder?”
“Oh, that ah, nothing much, was hit by a car a few months ago”
And muster my most “been there, done there” look
I hope the scar will fade out eventually, and if it doesn’t
At least I’ll remember my roomie for the rest of my life *winkz

Friday, October 14, 2005

JoKe: Kiss...

One night a guy dropped his girlfriend at her home.
As they were about to wish each other goodnight at the front door,
the guy started feeling a little in the mood.
With an air of confidence, he leaned with his hand against the wall
and smiling, he said to her:

"Honey, would you give me a kiss?"
Horrified, she replied,
"Are you mad?My parents will see us!"
"Oh come on! Who's gonna see us at this hour?"

He asked grinning at her.
"No, please. Can you imagine if we get caught?"
"Oh come on!There's nobody around, they're all sleeping!".

"No way. It's just too risky!"
"Oh please, please, I love you so much?!?".
"No, no, and no.I love you too, but I just can't!".
"Oh yes you can. Please?"
"No, no.I just can't"

"I'm begging you ... "

Out of the blue, the light on the stairs went on, and the girl's older
sister showed up in her pajamas, hair disheveled,

and in a sleepy voice she said,
"Dad says to go ahead and give him a kiss, or I can do it.
Or if need be, mom says she can come down herself and do it,
but for God's sake and all of ours....


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Tests tests tests!!

Yesterday-Vibration and Control Test II
Just now- Materials Technology Test II
Thursday- Aircraft Structure Quiz 3 & Flight Mechanics Test II
Next Tuesday- Gas Dynamics Test II
Next Thursday- Aircraft Structure Test II
Next Friday- Aerodynamics Test III

Wahpiang-when is this all going to end?!?
and it's just tests..not to mention the upcoming finals in november
by then,as usual, spirit level will drop to almost zero
tamparan demi tamparan apabila paper demi paper
Haha..been in UTM like,this is my 7th sem already
the feeling never change hor..1st yr..still oblivious to the kiasu-ism
which explains the abysmal results--haha
but i really enjoyed myself then

Now also considered enjoy lah, since my results haven't exactly been improving
means I'm enjoying varsity life right?
Screw the adage Study hard, party hard
Does not exist wan that shit
at least not in my vocab =P

Back to this sem.
Yeah,this sem is filled with subjects regarding aeronautics
(note the name of the subjects)
Sigh..the subjects are interesting, if there are no assessment
But our education system says so
had it been graded based on projects itself, will it be better?
for Aerodynamics, our project which is due in 2 weeks
We were supposed to fabricate a mini-helicopter
Using bamboo blades--lawakz
which can actually operate
so far none of the groups' can work yet, nasib baik
(my motto: kalau nak mati,mati bersama-sama)

Can't wait till end of november to go Bali
Yea,recent bombings right? We already paid for it more than a month ago
Surely won't cancel the trip d..
We're guessing the terrorists won't be rich enough to bomb it again then
(choi choi choi: cross our fingers)

gonna go watch Bleach now that i just downloaded
bilalah Kurosaki Ichigo want to reach bankai??!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Things You Would Never Know Without Chinese Swordsman Movies (Part II)

- the hero and the leading lady always have the time to chat and express feelings for each other when in imminent danger.
- all swordsmen can fight off a thousand canon-fodder soldiers without missing a beat.
- all swordsmen can sweep away lightning fast arrows with their swords or with their sleeves.
- some swordsmen can catch a mini flying dart with their finger tips.
- some are so powerful, can shoot lasers with their finger tips, generate enough chi to cause explosion from the ground and demolish a house/small village.
- some can freeze ppl by tapping on certain parts of the body.

(courtesy of cameljoe)

Ch'ng Pao Pao

Feliz compleaƱos mi amiga!~

Lots of love from the HPC Community aite!

HAppy 21st Birthday.. muakss..terharu arhh? hehe

Missin' u lots hiaopoh~ stay hiaO..
(soli lah,this is the best pic i could find)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

And Things You Would Never Know Without Indian Movies

1. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will wince when a woman tries to cleanse his wounds.
2. The hero cannot fall in love with the heroine (vice versa) unless they first perform a dance number in the rain.
3. Once applied, make-up is permanent, in rain or in any other situation.
4. Two lovers can be dancing in the field and out of nowhere, 100 people will appear from god-knows-where and join them in the dance.
5. In the final scene, the hero will discover that the bad guy he is up against is actually his brother and the maid who looked after him is his mother and the chief inspector is his father and the Judge is his uncle and so forth.
6. Key English words used in the movie (usually said out loud between sentences) are No Problem! My God! Get Out!, Shut-up!, Impossible!, Please forgive me!
7. They fall on the ground and roll and roll while singing and come out with different clothing.
8. They can run around the coconut trees, singing, battling eyes-lid, and throwing glances at each other and change clothes all at the same time without being out of breath.

Things You Would Never Know Without Chinese Swordsman Movies

1. Being the hero's parents will always be unlucky and will usually be killed by enemies when the hero is young and the hero will become an orphan.
2. When a man is wounded and dying, he always manages to catch his breath and speak a few sentences to reveal the killer before dropping his head and being declared dead.
3. Skilled people are able to fly over roof tops, up trees and across distances without any sweat. But when traveling to towns and villages, they still have to walk or ride horses.
4. The heroes need not have to work for money, but will always have gold and silvers with them to pay for their dishes.
5. The heroes and villains will meet each other very often no matter how big the country is and no matter where they are.
6. Healing internal wounds in the body is as easy as sitting down cross-legged, palms on the knees and smoke coming out from the head.
7. They can keep a lot of stuff in their sleeves and waistband and never drop them (carrying especially lots of those gold and silver ingots)

Glider Challenge, Over

And so is our Green Vegetable, Resurrected.
jatuh berkecai would be an apt word tp describe it?
Anyway, today is the evaluation for our gliders
It is one of the assignments given to us for the subject Aircraft Structure I
Initially when we tested ours yesterday (test flight)
It kinda glided beautifully...hmm about a good 20metres i think, maybe?
After exposure to the sun for a good one hour, the glider terus tukar bentuk
Cos the lantern paper shrank keksim
So today kantoi when we threw it..15 metres was our best
Oklah..not bad d~
Went to celebrate lili's birthday after the competition at SDS
Will be doing a feature on the winners after Ah Lun upload the pix
Really keat tao

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Son: Dad, I have a special report for school. Can I ask you a question?
Dad: Sure son, what's the question?
Son: What is politics?
Dad: Well son, let's take our home for example. I am the wage earner, so let's call me the management. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so let's call her the government. We take care of you and your needs, so let's call you the people. We'll call the maid the working class and your baby brother the future. Understand?
Son: I'm not really sure dad, I'll have to think about it.

That night, the boy is awakened by his baby brother's crying, so he went to see what was wrong.Discovering that the baby had a heavily soiled nappy, the boy went to his parent's room and found his mother fast asleep. He than went to the maid's room, where, peeking through the keyhole, he saw his father in bed with the maid. The boy's knocking went totally unheard. The boy went backto his room and went to sleep.

The next morning...
Son: Dad, I think I understand politics.
Dad: That's great son, explain it to me in your own words.
Son: While the management is screwing the working class, the government is fast asleep, the people are being completely ignored and the future is full of shit.

Avionics & Instrumentation

Wat a busy busy hectic week..
Yeps..time flies, tomorrow it's friday again..
Today it's a first for me alright
We were assigned this take-home test on Monday
Huhhh?? What's avionics, you may wonder..
Don't be, cos' I've been taking this subject for the whole sem
and I'm still totally clueless
avionics is simply aviation & electronics..
Anyways, we were supposed to pass up this Thursday
which is today

The lecturer was pretty kind, cos he made it take-home
therefore it means it's subjected to discussions
which means we can saling mencopy
And means, we can wait for somebody to actually finish it up
Ahhh...then only borrow it to Xerox, rite?
Too ideal..I guess even the brainies are fed-up with parasites
flocking to them all the time
just expecting answers
and I admit, I'm a full-fledged parasite

Anyways, we congregated at aero house at midnight
I figured by midnight the brains have already produced results
When we went there, the Parasite Club members are also there alright
They were also waiting for answers
Even the indian coursemates came
(usually it's just the 20 of us chineses)
NOPE, no answers yet
We were like, "Damn, we should've came later instead"
selfish huh
But this time's paper is pretty tough
So even our geniuses had a hard time
By 5am, out of 3 questions, we only had 1.5 answers
then the malay coursemates came pulaks after their sahur
Smart asses
When we went for class this morning
We jz managed to pass up in time
Cos out of this 60+ students in this subject
Only 3 or 4 were the ones who actually did it
The rest of us were just like photocopy machines
The lecturer specifically wanted it handwritten
So with all the passing around the papers
It did take some time
Gave a new meaning to the phrase:
" Knowledge is to be shared"

Wonder how all of us gonna take the finals for this subject