Making the great deal of writing

Yeah. I love writing. But it just that I don’t know what to write. It seems that my ideas are so many but my time is so little. I can’t locate my great deal of time to write. Oh my!

Let me recollect for the past few days ago. I try my best to write something here but then my mind seems blanked for a moment. Later after I went away from my lappy, the ideas flow seemlessly. Am I doing it wrong?

I got tonne of ideas to write but I too don’t know whether it is ok or not. Yeah. I know. My supervisor had advised me just to write anything first. It just for me to break the wall of writer’s head. I need to practice everyday writing so that with that I will not walking anymore but running.

It just the same as reading. If I keep reading slowly, thinking that I will understand it better, I actually have give my mind that reading slowly is alright. Eventually my habit of reading become slow. I suppose to read fast. I bought a book about speed reading yet I don’t understand things I had read in it! Damn!

I need to re-read it again then. I bought a book titled “Speed Reading” by Tony Buzan. I think everybody who uses mind map in their daily life know who is Tony Buzan because he is the founder of that technique.

My problem is that I try not to practice new skills I gained while I try to learn new other skills. How pathetic is that? Learning requires consistency or else how on earth I can gain the skills better?

Just like writing, I found that the more I write, the more I become clear of what I intend to write. Isn’t that good? It just that I need idea to write. Oh I too learn that in order to break the writer’s what so ever, writing ignoring the grammar and and sort of spelling mistakes can really pump me up in writing. Just like what I do in this blog.

This blog is specially I dedicated to improve my writing in English by speed typing. Means that I will write anything pop out of my mind. It will no matter what I write as long as I write.

Then I will read it later and see what I was wrong and try to get it right. I too will know what kind of words actually I frequently used. I do have the grasp of English common vocabulary as I read Times Magazine, abrubtly.

But the Time Magazine come to my house so fast that I can’t get a hand of reading one the other issue come. How fast they produced it!

I too impressed on how their author can write more than thousands of words in the article although not all of them seems quality to me. Because I don’t understand much what their write. I only understand after I read it more than one. Means two or three times of reading gave me a bit of understanding of what I read on Time Magazine.

Maybe because the title and its issues doesn’t make me fun to read. I love to read Knowledge Magazine, however. It gives me some kind of new knowledge related to science. I then can reflect it in my conversation with friends. But not all I will talk about because that will shows how self eccentric I was then. Experience teach me that, I need to talk less about what I learn to my friends or else I will get some weird feeling that I was stupid to tell them that.

Learning Coding is easy!

Yeah, you heard me right. It is simple then I thought about! With examples of course.

Before this I try to learn coding of HTML and CSS just by borrowing HTML and CSS books, but hell I don’t understand what they all talking about! All the words I read based on Alien language, for me.

I was so frustrated about it and decided not to continue reading the books. After awhile of lingering around, I suddenly stumbled upon my friend’s blog. He has such an amazing template. I wonder how he did that. Then I sms him to know more about it.

“I just copy and paste from the Internet. I googled it and then did some customization and walah! You got me there,” said him.

But that wasn’t enough for me. I want to see how he work with it. Last Thursday we met and have some tutorial session. Wow! He did that just by using try and error technique. He is not a computer science student but he is a computer geek, just like me.

He showed me how he googled and edit the coding in HTML code. Basically he used blogspot as it allows its users to edit HTML while WordPress has no function for that.

After that, I do appreciate blogspot more than WordPress, although WordPress themes and its dashboard have professional look. Before this I did have a thought of changing to WordPress for my main blog, but after that incident, well, blogspot still have place in my heart.

So what with me writing it in WordPress blog? Well, I too need to explore the possibility of WordPress. It is better for me to have more choices as I will buy my own self domain. I see that WordPress dashboard is the best. It is better for me to get hang of it before I use it as my dashboard for my self domain blog later.

After seeing my friend, I explore the world of Google search in order to find the right template for my blog. I found many websites offer great design. I choose one, but later change it because it was more to formal one. I just want my blog to be more catchy and up to trend. After all, I’m a youth of Malaysia. We love updates for sure.

Then I found this great template. Easy to use and look simple and creative. But how can I apply try and error technique if I can’t apply it directly to my blog? I don’t want to ruin my main blog.

Then an idea pop up in my mind. Why don’t I just make a new blog as my alpha and beta test blog. I can apply the template and all sort of widget there. I can see what’s working and what’s not. I too don’t need to worry about any possibility of my blog might get broken. After all it is just a test blog.

So I named it test blog. My first step was change its navigator title and link. It is not hard for me as from where I took the codes, I can just make a comparison between the code and see how the code will function. If I got it wrong, I just undo the code.

Before that, I make sure I backup all the code first. Means that after every successful editing, I save it somewhere on my laptop. In case anything happen I will have a copy of the coding.

Eventually when I edit the code, I learn the code itself and how its function to my blog. I see a lot of possibilities of mixing my blog with all sort of coding which I got it from other template. That is why it’s more easy to learn by try and error technique if you have the gut.

K-Pop sensation in Malaysia

 

Just now a friend of mine shared a news regarding a K-Pop concert that will be held in Malaysia and considered as the biggest one combining 9 famous K-pop artists. Wow! Amazing. I wonder how many fans will be there. Before this around 15,000 fans had arrived just to watch Big Bang performed 27th October ago.

It is amazing to know that Samsung spend almost RM 4 millions just for that kind of concert. I bet they sure want the revenue back by promoting fans to buy their next will be touch HP.

Then I realized that I too need to know more about K-Pop before I review it as part of my next article. I intend to send one to any kind of magazine hoping that they will accept mine though I’m still less confidence on my writing.

I just got blank when I want to write. It seems that I become lost. Maybe I need to make a set of questions before I write so that I then can gather information based on what I ask myself.

So what it is about K-Pop? According to Wikipedia K-Pop involves dances, electronic, electropop, hip hop, rock and R&B. And like what!? I understand about it. Just say that K-Pop is sort of Korean musics blend with Western music cultured by the Asian which is the Korean?

That will much easier for me to understand. I wonder how on earth a song sung mostly in Korean language can be one of the top in American billboard chart? Hey don’t tell me you never heard it. It was all around the air. Or maybe you live somewhere that doesn’t connected to radio, at least.

I had watched its video and nothing sensation for me to watch it again. I can’t say that I don’t know what people love about it. The song kind of catchy and the video shows a dance that never been seen before this. A horse dance, I guest.

Then we can talk about Big Bang. I only watch series of The Big Bang Theories, a comedy series about a bunch of geek people trying to live normal life, I guest.

I had watched one of their videos. I was amazed by how they made their videos so techno. Quite the opposite of what Malaysian artists would there to do it as the cost can rise more than RM1k could strike them to death!

How about their music then? Well, I don’t understand a bit of what they blabbering about. Too much jibbed jabber, said Sheldon in TBBT. Although, their beats can make my heart went along with the rhythm. Maybe that is what Wikipedia saying about electronic or electropop or something like that?

I don’t know. What I know is that the K-Pop sensation is way popular among the girls. Kind of creepy to know if my girlfriend one of their fan. I’m sure she will always brag about how handsome they are than me. Urhg!!!?

So do I agree for them to come to Malaysia? Hell no! They will only promoting bad culture and ettique especially the way they wearing. Urgh! Too much pornography if you asked me. Too sexy for even a guy like me to watch.

I do think Samsung sales sure going up after promoting Big Bang as part of their artists sponsored by them. Well, can they beat Apple then? Maybe a bite or two but not as a whole. Apple still maintained their quality standard while Samsung should collaborate with android developer in making a really stable OS so that both hardware and software will work smoothly.

In the end, K-Pop still will have its up and down. My concern is will their down will be late for Malaysian to realize the bad that their had inject into our youth?

 

Languages that make me terrific!

 

For Malaysians, most of us at least can speak more than our own native language. It is sort of uniqe for most of us. I can speak Malay and English. Then I try to speak Mandarin, but I still more practice in that.

I learn Malay since I was born. It is my mother tongue language while I learn English start from I entered primary school. Since then I learn a lot about my native language and English.

Then, I interested to learn Mandarin as I have the Chinese look. It will be a waste for me if I don’t learn it. I decided to take a class of learning Mandarin just after I finished my SPM. It is kind of wasting my money I guest. I learn a little about Mandarin words.

Later when I enter university, I decided to take Mandarin class as my university offer up until level 3. I need to start from below. Since then I learn a lot about Mandarin. I learn how to say hello and greets people. Then I learn more when I entered level 2. And more when I entered level 3.

But it is sad when I learn only for sake of something and didn’t take the chance to practice with my Chinese friends. I was a bit shy then. Well, I should not do that. I should outcome my spirit to learn about other languages. There is no racial issue here.

It’s about one learning. That’s all.

Then I want to learn Arabic. It seems that I really can get a grasp of many languages as I grow with watching a lot of different dramas from around the world. I watched Spanish, Philippine  Thailand, Indonesian, American, British, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Hindustan and of course Malay dramas. That all had make my vocabulary about the language around the world diverse. I kind of like it.

One thing though, jack of all trade, but master of none. That can be me. Right now I try to master both language I use in every day of my life. Well, it’s kind of hard to practice it.

I try my best to write it on my blog then.

What!? My blog has become viral sensation?

This will sure freaking me out! I never thought that my blog go viral in that kind of way. Eh? One thing for sure I wan people to remember me as writing in Manglish.

Maybe not in good way eh? My writing kind of suck. Yeah I know. I need to write every single day to pull out all the ideas in my head (or can I use inside?) Sometimes I get confused by the way of writing. Maybe because my decrease of reading and too much on FB can really make me stupid. Huh?

Out of topic, I was.

Ok. Back to the main topic. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/daily-prompt-3/ ask me what I want new readers see inside of me when they read my viral post. Well, for starting I want them to know that I write this blog to improve my English from Manglish to perfect English. Can I? Yes I can. I need to get my butt up and do the writing things. Or else when will I get better then?

I saw some of my friends really good at writing and speaking English. It is like English is part of them. But yet I see them doing nothing to communicate with the public with proper BM. Well for me that is kind of suck. They just love English so much that they are forgetting the true root of them as a Malay people.

I hate them you know. Some of my friends love to juggle around the words of Malay and English together. From my reading and observation, I see them as betrayer. A betrayer to the their own race and culture. They should not mix around the language. It is a bad habit and should be stopped at all cost.

Well, maybe there are popular bloggers who write in that kind of way but he or she ain’t popular to whole world then. They just stuck to  Malaysia only. And for me, people who write and say in mixed language are people who cannot produce much of great art. They mind stuck with something me neither don’t know to express.

Ok. Chow.

November will come

November will come, yet I still see October as my friends. How can I said that? The convocation day start in the October. That day, I will meet all of my friends, whether best or enemies.

 

I will remember it as part of my great day. To collect a scroll that represent my 4 years near the age of my learning. I learn a lot. From liking a guy to liking a friend. How could I forget the day I met with him? I adore him to be my best friend, yet God knows the best.

 

November will come anyway. The time will pass through me like a sharp sword. And if I’m not ready to hold it, my throat will be cut with the sharp edge of the sword.