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it’s gonna get harder still, before it gets easy May 30, 2008

Posted by youppe in personal.
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MCOBA Futsal is on this weekend. our team has even bought our own jerseys (thanks to the kepoyoan of Petet). hopefully we’re not gonna be ‘team lauk’.

on another note, i am moving to a new house this weekend, the place is Changkat View Condominium at Mont Kiara. the place is damn nice, as it is brand new and we’re the first tenants moving in. so everything is still ‘virgin’, including the facilities like swimming pool and the equipments in the gym, which i think certainly gives more value for money. when everything’s all nice and well, maybe we’ll throw in a house-warming for you guys aite? i’ll probably post in a couple of pictures as well in here. oh anyway, by ‘we’, i mean me, Shoul, Sab and Pijan.

have a nice weekend.

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jenaka melangkaui zaman May 26, 2008

Posted by youppe in general, politics.
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this is so hilarious, i can’t stop laughing. sebuah jenaka melangkaui zaman.

most of us grew up watching P. Ramlee movies, and his songs are still a bunch of the best written Malay songs ever (moreover if you compare it with the quality of the Malay songs nowadays – ooops!). and the genius that he is, only now we realize this cynical stunt in one of his most famous movies, Pendekar Bujang Lapok. we’ve watched this scene over and over again and never get tired of it, but somehow we missed that little pronunciations that would certainly make it even more hilarious.

don’t know what i’m talking about? this has been making rounds in the cyberspace for the past couple of days, and shouldn’t be missed by those of you especially P Ramlee fans!!

check out the YouTube video here. and the original posting by Op-Ed here.

indeed, ‘jenaka melangkaui zaman’.

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alif mim nun wau.. alif tendang wau……. sarkis?????

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pss.. that haunted song Dimana Kan Ku Cari Ganti still gets me every time…

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.. i just wanna sing a song with you .. May 20, 2008

Posted by youppe in music, personal, quotes.
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(this is quite belated, it’s supposed to be posted on 9th May. but i’ve been quite swamped lately. heh.)

so here goes, rather belatedly.

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.. you have always been ..

.. a light in the dark ..

.. and you will always be ..

.. that same way to me ..

.. a light in the dark ..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

may the angels surround you with the happiness you deserve

always.

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(a great song, taken off Scrubs Season 4 Soundtrack. one of my personal favourite. click play to enjoy)

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at odds with everything May 3, 2008

Posted by youppe in general.
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i’m in the mood of sharing something today.

i was flipping through the TIME 100, the latest list by the renown magazine of 100 most influential people in the world. the usual suspects are all there – the Rupert Murdochs, Jeffrey Immelts, Ratan Tatas and Saudi princes of this world. among all the who’s who in their respective fields, a peculiar name stands out for me, eventhough i haven’t heard of him until today. the name’s Oscar Pistorius, cited here by the one man who could possibly understand the things he had gone through.

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When I was learning how to climb mountains as a blind person, I had a lot of encouragement from experts. But after I summited Mount Everest, these people weren’t ready to accept what I had done at face value. Some said I must have cheated; one even claimed I had an unfair advantage: “I’d climb Mount Everest too if I couldn’t see how far I had to fall.”

Similarly, when Oscar Pistorius’ lower legs were amputated at age 1, few would have banked on this South African challenging world-class sprinters. At 20, when he began to close in on an Olympic-qualifying time for the 400 m, experts posited that his times were so good, he must have been getting an un-fair advantage from his bladelike prosthetics. When he set his sights on the Olympic Games in Beijing, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruled he couldn’t compete against able-bodied athletes. An IAAF-initiated study found that more energy is returned to Pistorius’ upper legs from his blades than from ankles and calf muscles and that he uses less oxygen.

Pistorius, 21, is appealing, on the basis of studies with differing results. It was only recently that living with prosthetic legs was seen as a huge impediment, but he has turned this perception upside down. He’s on the cusp of a paradigm shift in which disability becomes ability, disadvantage becomes advantage. Yet we mustn’t lose sight of what makes an athlete great. It’s too easy to credit Pistorius’ success to technology. Through birth or circumstance, some are given certain gifts, but it’s what one does with those gifts, the hours devoted to training, the desire to be the best, that is at the true heart of a champion.

Weihenmayer is the only blind person to conquer Mount Everest

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defying the odds in spectacular fashion, Oscar Pistorius is the definitive testament to the power of human will and determination. indeed, it’s really up to us to decide whether that something which were thrust upon us is a burden or privilege, curse or gift.

heart, mind and soul… as they say.

but sometimes though, even everything is never enough.

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*owh, we’re honoured as a Malaysian made it into the prestigious TIME 100, and he is Anwar Ibrahim.

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