Thursday, August 30, 2007

Life in Nilai... let's clear some doubts...

People think that life in Nilai must be down rite uncivilized and boring. To tell you the truth, i really like Nilai. I have so many reasons. For one, its very very quiet and peaceful, i mean no jams and car noise (apart from the african guys drifting outside my apartment every morning at 2AM). Its also very very cooling. Would you believe that the temperature inside my room at 11AM in the morning is 26 to 27 degrees? Well its true. I don't know why but when its scorching hot outside, my room stays cold. Now you know why i hate getting up in the morning. Its a good excuse you know.

The food in Nilai is amazing. I can safely say that its better than Subang or PJ. I'm talking about the Chinese food here, not the mamak (which is hopeless). Hokkien mee, bak kut teh, mix rice, seafood fried rice, pork chop mee, clay pot yee mee, crispy chicken rice, you name it we have it and it will taste better than most places that you've tried before. One special dish that i've found in Nilai that doesn't seem to exist anywhere else is called 'Ayam Separuh'. It's not only fried chicken (although they called it 'separuh', its more like 'suku' coz of the size of it) but its a complete set meal. It comes with a mix of chicken and fish curry, 2 vegetables and papadam. The price? RM4.00. Worth every cent, the taste is amazing. People folk to the malay restaurant that serves it everyday at noon and its so hard to get a place to sit if you come late. I've seen 20 to 30 people queuing up for the food at one time, and thats not counting the ones who are already seated and started eating away.

Another reason to stay in Nilai: the Chicks. The international chicks in my uni are hot. Especially the Indonesian gurls. They really know how to carry themselves and the are fun to talk with and very approachable. Most of them end up with the Arab students but if you're lucky you could snag one. The local talent here isn't hot at all. So if you wanna 'wash your eyes' on international chicks, come to Nilai.

The Internet connection here is way much faster than Subang or KL. We have dedicated lines from smaller ISPs that can guarantee a fixed 1Mb to 2Mb connection. I heard that one ISP is even offering fibre optic connections here. So, for online gamers and download leechers, this is heaven. Streamyx can burn for all i care.

Everything is conveniently located around the INTI area, so students don't even have to drive out. There are cabs waiting 24-7 outside the uni. Buses come by every 40 to 60 mins. The KTM train station is not too far away. Giant and Mydin are close by if you need to more groceries. Pasar malam is held 3 times a week in Cempaka, which is also close by.

The students here are very active in sports, so we play futsal, football, basketball, cricket and badminton here every night after class. Anyone can join in. Doesn't matter if you don't belong to the uni because i once wore a Prime College football jersey to a futsal game here, nobody seemed to be bothered by it. There's even a frisbee club that throws frisbees around on the field... i don't know how they have fun with that tough... lol!

I can go on and on about Nilai. Just come and see for yourself. But if you're the party animal type that can't live without clubbing, shopping and parties, then stay at home. The Nilai experience is for people who want a relaxing environment. Sort of like a spa resort.

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Finished my sem...

Finally finished my most horrible semester. Looks like the road is clear from here on. I only have 3 networking subjects and 1 final project left for the next 2 semesters so i'll be pretty much free for the next 8 months or so. But the damn final project is going to be heavy. I should be able to do it.

Starting the new semester on the coming monday and im really looking forward to CCNA module 3 (Switch technology), its gonna be a ride to remember.
I heard that most of my favourite lecturers are leaving INTI. Damn, INTI really doesn't know how to retain their best staffs. Bon voyage to Mr.Vellu (Computer Networks) and Mr.Ramesh (Real-Time and Concurrent Programming).

It's been a week since the exams and i felt so bored at home that i had to return to Nilai for a few days to seek the comforts of my pc. Sounds stupid but i really really miss living here and its not the same as in Subang. I'll talk about life in Nilai in the next post.

As for the title of my final project for my degree, it has something to do with a infrared webcam, motion sensors and football... go figure... i'd have to kill you if i told you :P


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Thursday, August 09, 2007

She's leaving on a jetplane...

Suraya AZhani Amin

Hurmmm... its been like 5 years since we first met. I remember the day we met, it was one of my first few days in Form 6 in Seafield. Went u walked into class i said to myself "This girl is hot but she looks a bit snobbish. No use talking to her la". Lol! Honestly that was my first impression, but then we started talking (since you sat right in front of me), and i found that you had a really attractive personality. I made all sorts of excuses so that you sat next to me the next week. I guess thats when i started to LIKE you. I remember when the teacher caught us talking during maths lesson and shouted at us "Jonathan! Kao lui ah?!". I noticed that the whole class suddenly turned to look at us. Hehe! That was funny. Remember the time when we went for lunch at Summit after school? with Ezreen i think. I made sure that I changed my clothes and wore something nice so that you would notice. Fond memories. LOL! Oh yeah, remember your Bday a few years ago when we went to Fridays? I had a great time. It was fun to watch you eat a big plate of grilled shrimps. I guess that my most nervous moment with you was the time that i told you *ahem* *ahem*... i guess you know what i mean... i expected you to ignore me or say something negative. But you were so sweet instead, you said "That's so sweet. You should have told me earlier". You never shy-ed away from me no matter how stupid and reckless my actions were.

You always been a great friend to me over the years. You were there with me when i needed a friend to talk to when i was happy or sad. You pushed me when i was too lazy to do anything. But most of all, you made me realize that some people were made special. I guess after God made you, he took a break, watched you for awhile and said "now that's a masterpiece". I don't know if I'll be here when you come back because i might be going to Aussie or NZ, but we'll always be great friends. Maybe i'll come over to visit, only time will tell. Let's just enjoy the limited time we have now and leave the future to fate. Thanks for everything and good luck with everything that you do. My prayers and wishes will always be with you.

Here's a song that i picked out for you that explains all that i have to say...

Title: Kenangan Terindah

Aku yang lemah tanpamu
Aku yang rentan kerana
Cinta yang telah hilang darimu
Yang mampu menyanjungku

Selama mata terbuka
Sampai jantung tak berdetak
Selama itu pun
Aku mampu tuk mengenangmu

Kutemukan hidupku
Kau lah cinta sejati


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