Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
This extracted from myMetro, the online newspaper, translated by me (sorry for the poor translation), IPOH: Purely on the notion that they were unhappy with the prices offered by a cobbler, a group of international students from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Seri Iskandar, savagely beat up a cobbler while he was having a meal at a restaurant last night. “I know that the (alleged) suspect is a student from UTP he always comes here. last Tuesday, he (the alleged suspect) came to my shop to mend three pairs of shoes that were spoiled at their soles. “He inquired about the price and I told him that the price is roughly RM 15 per pair.
“I was having dinner with one of my friends that night when that group of students without warning, suddenly rushed towards our direction and attacked us with sticks.
“The only thing my friend and I could do, was to use our hands to protect our heads from being hit.
“After a few minutes, these students escaped the scene in two cars. Sadly, not even one of the locals helped us before my friend and I went to Hospital Changkat Melintang for treatment,” said Zalmi when he was contacted by Harian Metro yesterday.
Zalmi, the father of four, said that he managed to identify one of his attackers because two days prior to the alleged incident (last Tuesday), the alleged suspect came to his shop to get three pairs of shoes mended.
“Whereas on the other hand I have charged RM3 for another pair of shoes that had only minor damage to the soles, but the (alleged) suspect got angry and told me that the price was exorbitant, and asked me to lower the price to RM 20,” said Zalmi.
Zalmi said, he asked the alleged suspect to go to another shop nearby to inquire about the prices. “He went away for a while but after about 10 minutes later, he came back to my shop and demanded that I fix his shoes for RM 20,”
According to Zalmi, when the alleged suspect came back to his shop the second time, there was another customer who was in the shop. When he (the customer) saw the behavior of the alleged suspect which was demanding and utterly disrespectful towards Zalmi, he (the customer) asked the suspect to leave.
“At that point, the (alleged) suspect began to hurl abuse at me in English, but I ignored him (the alleged suspect),"
“But I lost my cool when the (alleged) suspect shouted ‘f** Malaysia’. “I lost my patience and grabbed the suspect's hand, and together with another friend and warned him not to speak in that manner,” said Zalmi.
According to him (Zalmi), the suspect got into his car and after making a U-turn, stopped in front of his shop and warned that he would return while performing a vulgar gesture.
“The most disappointing thing was that the UTP management instead persuaded me to retract my police report that night simply because they did not want this to be a big issue,” said Zalmi.
This extracted from myMetro, the online newspaper, translated by me (sorry for the poor translation),
IPOH: Purely on the notion that they were unhappy with the prices offered by a cobbler, a group of international students from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Seri Iskandar, savagely beat up a cobbler while he was having a meal at a restaurant last night.Roughly about 8.45 p.m., the victim, Zalmi Abdul Ghani, 35, was having a meal at a restaurant beside his shop in Taman Maju, Seri Iskandar, when he was suddenly attacked by around 10-12 Egyptian students who came in two cars.
“I know that the (alleged) suspect is a student from UTP he always comes here. last Tuesday, he (the alleged suspect) came to my shop to mend three pairs of shoes that were spoiled at their soles. “He inquired about the price and I told him that the price is roughly RM 15 per pair.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Come to think of it, if anybody says UTP is a boring place, that simply just isn't true. Why?
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I wonder how many of us remember the first computer game we played... I guess one of the first games I played was on a 486 kB RAM computer that runs on DOS OS. Used to play them very often: Raptor - Call of the Shadow, Battle Chess 1 and 2, and most memorably a game called Wacky Wheels.
- For an old game, it actually features a lot of game modes. Single Player Race(duh!), Multi-Player Race (split screen/online/LAN cable direct), Wacky Shoot-out etc.
- Lets you use collectible hedgehogs and bombs to take out or distract ur opponents.
- Has a game mode that lets you go around shooting as many ducks as possible in a 2-minute timeframe.
- What could be more fun than facing off with your friends in a deathmatch mode (similar to FPS games), using cute animals.
- It's OLD SCHOOL!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A Few Days In the Week of A Helpless Romantic
It wasn't an easy thing to admit. In fact, the very thought of it embarrassed me so. But with each passing moment, it was getting harder to deny. After gazing upon IT that very day, I knew in my mind... LONGER... was indefinitely my preference.
Note to self: I need to get this out of my head before people start to call me a weirdo!
Just for the very fact that it was longer, I longed to just go back to that same corner... just to take a peek, to catch a glimpse of that long, slender, and *argh!* "What am I thinking?", was all my rational mind could say to forestall this nagging urge in my head that was slowly taking over. Before I knew it, I found that my feet had dragged me subconsciously, until I was right in front of IT!
I think I must've blacked out or something. I can't seem to recall what happened after my feet dragged me in front of IT... I need to take some time to recall.
(after a few hours)
I still can't recover the memories of what happened in detail, however I vaguely remember staring at IT for what seemed to be eternity. I knew it was impolite to stare, but tell me, how can one help but to gaze at such a beauty? IT had all the qualities I was looking for... tender and delicate features, yet exuding strength and character from its interior... beauty only befitting that of a supermodel and... most of all, it was actually LONGER than the rest!!
I find myself going to that corner and that place everyday! What is wrong with me? Why am I so obsessed with IT? I am thoroughly ashamed when I think of all the weird looks and stares I get from people who pass my way. No, they don't understand! No one can truly begin to even comprehend its beauty... the beauty that only comes solely because IT is longer! In fact, if I may say this, it's the LONGEST of them all!!! (smug look of triumph)
*Sales attendant interrupts*
Sales attendant: "S-Q me ar, Mister... If you not going to buy the phone, then go away! You chasing all my customer away lah!!"
*Looks at empty pockets*
me: (to self) LG Chocolate BL40 worth RM 2199!!! How to buy lah?! Need... to... save...
I'm typing this LIVE from my former office's public computer. I'm currently on my way back to UTP. Today, I move from the land of high-speed internet into the valley of medieval technology, from free time to busyness.
Nevertheless, there is much to be done, much to be accomplished, and a legacy to be left before my official departure from UTP. I hope I can post more frequently on this blog once the semester starts...
This is the last entry from civilization...
*buzz beep beep*
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I've been back in JB for a while now. It's so nice to be finally in a position where I can be absolutely relaxed and "responsibility-free", so to speak. The few days in which I have experienced the absence of productivity has allowed me to think things through and figure out what I need to focus on next semester, as it will be a tough one for me, and the others.