093.2 Remote

1) It is totally possible to break 10 traffic rules in 5 km of road.
2) watch other cars' speed, they know where the cameras are.
3) it is permissible to go at 150 km/h on one lane federal roads, as long as no one is watching.

093.1 Remote

Today's entry is written via mobile phone, from Kuantan, Pahang. This entry is totally unnecessary, but due to excessive boredom associated with wedding mornings other than your own, why not? The following are the observations made on the way here:

092 Reprieve

... from the heat, that is. It's been a warm few days, it's not that it doesn't rain at all, but when it's not raining, it's miserably hot. I really must digress now, people say that when the first thing you talk about is the weather, you actually have nothing better to say, and I run the risk of boring you now.

So. moving on. My driving lesson got cancelled today and I won't be driving down the 20 kilometre Seremban - Lukut stretch, which may be a good thing, since it's so hot today. But, it also means I got nothing to do in the meantime. At least Roger Federer is playing at 4.30 pm.

Doing this is also a reprieve from boredom, which I guess you've figured out by now, and so it's your turn to say something completely obvious, and we'll make this entry as absurd as possible. Then again, absurdity is just another way of saying "Why bother continue reading?". Must snap out of this babbling.

If you still are reading this sentence, good, I haven't lost you, but I do harbour the suspicion that you're not really interested...

You are?

Sigh, everyone lies. But I insist, continue reading...

Do you know Dr. Gregory House? If you don't have Astro, I don't blame you. If you do, but don't know him, I suggest you cancel your subsciption, you're wasting your money, and since the US economy may be going into recession, wait, that's totally unrelated.

Dr. House, or the show title, House M.D., it is full-fledged, self-glorifying INTP, like me, suffering from Rubik's Complex (the need to solve the puzzle), a term I think was popularised by the show. But wait, you ask, what in the world is INTP? We'll chat about Dr. House later then, but for now, it would suffice if I told you he's not the person you want to be running your department, unless it's Diagnostic Medicine.

Misplaced PS: "Everyone lies" is one of his favourite lines

INTP is one of the 16 MBTI (Myers-Briggs Typology Index) personality types. There are 4 dichotomies, yielding a 4 letter combination, like INTP. The 4 dichotomies are

Introvert,I /Extravert,E
iNtuitive,N/Sensing, S
Thinking,T/Feeling, F

Determining your type is actually a very simple process. Choose the side of the dichotomy that describes you best, and write out your final combination. Once you are done, type the combination into Google and any one of the many sites will give you some information about your personality. It's shown by experiment and by my own observation that it is rather accurate, so if you're bored, like me, and want to learn something about yourself, try it out.

A simple description of the dichotomies can be found here, and also here.

Once you're done, use this URL, http://www.geocities.com/lifexplore/xxxx.htm, replacing the xxxx with your personality combination. Easy enough?

Now where did I put that PS?

091 Remnants

This montage is a showcase of all the other not-so-hilarious but more beautiful pictures taken from Cameron Highlands, putting together everything that defines the beauty of Cameron, from the flowers, to the vegetables and to the landscape itself. In addition, this was a Adobe Photoshop experiment, and my first ever Photoshop project, excuse the fact that the pictures are mosaic-ish, as I said, it's my first time. There are two other Photoshop project I have successfully completed, and there were meant to be Powerpoint backgrounds for my sister's school presentations, they are much nicer than this one, but combines far less pictures, thus decreasing the effort in fitting, and increasing effort to detail. This is one of the few things that have been keeping me busy in the past weeks, others include philosophising, going places, learning how to drive etc. By the way, if you are driving in Negeri Sembilan, going towards Selangor, use the Lukut-Sepang road, passing through the Tanah Merah townships, it is a truly scenic road, and has quite a view of the surounding hills. I already drove around the western quarter of the state, which is the northern part of Port Dickson district, and a large portion of the Seremban district. No pictures because you are not suppose to take pictures while driving.

090 Procrastinated

There's this famous quote amongst the 2006/2007 SAJC KI batch... "Do you know what it feels like right now?". The actual answer has got something to do with a fruit associated with the state of Johor, but let me answer the question in a less...erm, organic... manner. OK, I admit that I'm bored, but the reason why nothing ever appears in this blog, is because of the cause of boredom. Right, very funny... I know, laugh in an ironic manner now. Good, moving on...

Recently, I came up with a nice metaphor, my mind is like 7-11, yes, the convenience store. It has to be open 24 hours and it is actually making everyone happy by doing just that... but there comes a time where nothing is really happening in the neighbourhood, you know, boring nights when no one turns up for hours, regular business in the day. The guy running the store gets bored, and decides to open at only certain times of the day. Things are fine at first, people didn't mind waiting for a few more hours for the store to open, but occasionally there is an emergency, someone desperately needs a drink in the wee hours of the morning, or another forgot to stock up on condoms during the day. More and more people get irritated, and they start a protest, there is much picketing etc. etc.. But the guy running the store is blissful running the store that way, and if things stay the same, it will get uglier by the day...

...and it is, really. The brain needs constant stimuli, or else, the striking customers, which actually is myself, will get upset, and picketing continues, and so on, and so forth. The bad news is, the brain is now too lazy to meet the demands of the customers, and so it's really Catch-22. Sure, the occasional customer gets served, but the overall sentiment is bitter. Great...