Friday, February 29
Wednesday, February 27
Monday, February 25
A poster that show how the 'shadow' of different period effecting the city. The image show the key moment in Warsaw in term of physical and political.
After last two terrible presentation, this time I praised by the lecturer finally. Not good at all but at least something that catch up their interest. Architect use drawings and line to present or to talk about their own work. Therefore, a strong image is much more better than thousand words. A strong image can speak up the concept by itself and in the same time people will attracted by the strong image itself. The image that we presented can be an art work or a picture or a poster or just a simple sketch, through the image we start out our story line and thinking in presentation.
Actually, the better way to present our work is not just show the rigid architectural detail working drawing but to show our thinking process and our view on the architecture world. It is very importance because it will show how well you understand about the site, environment, history and the culture. In the design stage, building is a result that come form your spacial study and programmatic strategy, it is not come from nothing or without any thinking process. It is how the buildings can be related with the culture and the site indeed. We encouraged to come out some radical ideas here but their will still asking the logic behind; A strong research or testing are the reason for your crazy idea; we take a risk to push the limit but we have to responsible the idea is workable, it is a great challenge how do we balance up the idea and the realistic.
My love has came over to Edinburgh last Saturday safely. She give up everything she has in Malaysia, sold out the business, leave her family and stay along with me. Some of my friends asking me why she wanna to come over here since it is harder to stay in the UK compare to Malaysia? Actually, the decision was decided by both of us, i know it is really hard but i can't really know what the answer but one thing i would know was ' she is love me'.....Thank you la my love!
Sunday, February 24
Friday, February 22
Wednesday, February 20
Somebody has created a Facebook group to who are support Dr.M and hope to get 1,000,000 members before 8th of March. He is 'Father of Modern Malaysia', he is a greatest PM in Malaysia. I know many people are hating him especially Anwar Ibrahim. Ya, he has done something wrong for Malaysia as well like spoiling the Justice system. But undoubtedly he is a man who really make our people feel proud in the World Stage, he make us believe we can do it! Malaysia Boleh! I always feel confident while under his administration. He is one of the politician that I can feel proud of ; He might bad in term of treating oppositions but he is a hardworking, determinable and confident PM anyway. So, everybody know Dr.M is father of modern Malaysia, what about Abdullah? What father he is? Emmm.....some medias have defined Andullah as "Father In-Law of Khairy" , this is what our recently PM contribute to Malaysia.
Tuesday, February 19
Monday, February 18
Do you still remember this Dato? He is the one who build a Istana (illegally) in a low cost residential area--Dato Zakaria. I am glad to know that he is not in the election candidate list this year, I tough BN really select people seriously only for who is capable, bersih dan hebat. But when I read the news continuously : Anak Zakaria ganti bapa nya sebagai calon DUN in Port Klang! Apalah lu, bapa tak jadi, anak pula yang jadi calon? Keluarga ini sudah ada tiga ahli Wakil Bandaraya Klang, itu yang sudah tak adil, sekarang ni anak nya jadi calon kenara bapa aya terlalu popular dalam khabar yang buruk. Itulah calon yang dipilih oleh UMNO di Selangor. Bolehkah you orang pilih orang yang bersih sikit? Atau pun keluarga yang bersih sikit? You orang yang merobohkan kedai sateh orang lain, tapi sendiri rumah pun tidak sah. Orang besar macam you boleh mencabar perlaturan, orang biasa buat salah pun sudah nak runtuhkan ketai mereka. Apaka logic ini? Sila beritau kawan-kawan yg dari Klang, jangan undi orang yang tidak sayang rakyat! Tak mau undi orang yang tidak menimbang rasa orang miskin!
Sunday, February 17
Interfaith dinner was a dinner that created by all religion society in Edinburgh University, there were included Catholic, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Bahai, Hindu, and Humanist Society as well. It is so fun, all of us has to perform an event to everybody. We have sung the metta song first time in front of the people. Haha...I was shaky when I given a short introduction of Buddhism in front of so many people. Anyway it really was a unforgettable dinner which was get together all the different kind of religion society in the same room and have a dinner in the same table. Well done everybody!
Saturday, February 16
First of all, I am not yet a member of Parti Keadilan, I just write some of my impression form Anwar Ibrahim. Compare with others politician, he is the one who really has a great leadership. He can speak fluent English, Malay and know a litter bit Chinese and Tamil. This is what I wanted to see in our political environment, no matter you are leader from Chinese, Malays or India, you have to fluent other races language (at least Bahasa & English). Especially English, which is the language that we communicate in the world stage and the worldwide media. Anwar is one of the politician that able to speak a very good English. Secondly, he has been as a Deputy PM in Malaysia, he know so well how the government work and the problems as well. He is the one who always enhance want to be a Malaysian leader, no only for Malays, Chinese or Indian. I don't know it is true or workable, but ideally I will hope it is applicable. I not sure how Party KeAdilan going to win the election, and I believe it is very hard as well. Nevertheless, the political concept has to promote in our era, this is the way that we can united again together.
Sammy Vellu who has been as a Minister for almost 30 years. He is the only Indian in Cabinet in last 30 years. He has 'contribute' a lot of great project for our country. The famous one is the lacking highway, lacking Parliament's roof and low quality hospital. He is one of the minister that most SOMBONG and pantai tipu! He tough he is a Lion Sungai Siput, but how much thing he has done for the Indian society? How many Tamil school has been built? How does he improve the Indian education rate? For national wide, he has wasted a lot of Malaysian money to build something that no quality! Dr. M tukar, MCA tukar, GERAKAN pun sudah tukar, apa la lu? Masih tak mau henti？U yang saja Indian yang hebat di Malaysia ke? Indian need a fresh breath and fresh air. If you really love your people, let the more capable person to lead the community and society.
曾有一个故事说：有一天两个印度小孩去湖边玩，突然听到有人喊救命。他们俩就奋不顾身地跳进水里把那人救上来。那个人非常感激这小孩说：谢谢你们呀，你知道我是谁吗？我就是鼎鼎大名的Sammy Vellu，我是最有权力的印度人，你们有什么愿望尽管说，我一定帮你们实现的！” 那两个小孩听了吓了一跳，就转身商量要求些什么。他们谈了许久终于转回头跟Sammy很害怕地说：“只求一个忙，那就是别把我们救你的事告诉其他人，不然我们会打死。” 这个故事隐喻着民间是多么地狠他但又无可奈何呀！
Friday, February 15
Hi Mr. PM, you are the one who representing Malaysian in the world stage you know? You are the one who leading us to move forward you know? But why you do nothing for the last 5 years? You said you want to catch the corrupted people, but it just has some show on the beginning of your administration. After the 1 or 2 cases, nothing going on already! You stop the mega project said wanted to save money for our country and don't want to give economy pressure to people, but you rose the oil price, toll fees, and even kelapa sawit also can't supply to people. What the fake promise you have made? This all tipu, tipu, and tipu! I am glad while you became our PM in that time, I have been putted a high expectation on you, but you can do nothing for Malaysia, just sleeping! How shame we are to elect a sleeping PM for Malaysia.
睡觉首相，上任时说多么有理想的对付贪污，只是那么一两个案子就没后续，而且还判不入罪！雪兰鹅市议员非法新建百万豪宅，你没行动？他被反贪局控告十多条商业罪， 最后却完全撤消。停止大型说是减少人民负担，你却起汽油的价，大道过路费？四年了，你究竟做了些什么呢？身为人民的我们是有权力批评你，因为你是人民选出来的，是为人民服务的，你的薪水福利全都是人民的血汗钱！请别再公开说："Aku pandan dicabar!" Rakyat ada kuasa mencabar siapa-siapa menteri yang diundi oleh rakyat, dibayar oleh duit rakyat dan dihormat oleh rakyat. Selepas dapat kuasa semua menteri dalam UMNO, MCA, MIC jadi sombong! Sombong sampai tidak boleh dicabar, walaupun isu yang penting untuk negara dan rakyat.
Thursday, February 14
We want unity, not fight! We want to build a school, not a fake relationship!
Who is the one membangkitkan isu kaum? Who is the one wanna to lawan kaum lain sampai titik darah terarkhir? Who show the weapon to warn other races? You believe President UMNO Youth is a honesty man? Look at his face how garang he was, how dangerous he was! MCA President still giving him a hug and do nothing about the 'keris' issue, it how the President of Chinese Party protect and lead the Chinese communities. When Malays and Chinese got fight each others since long time ago? Who want to fight and what for? All of this just because ＵMNO and MCA show off how important their are and wanna to confuse people how great they are protecting their own race. But their forget the peacefulness among the people. Their are the one who destroy our unity, destroy our love among Malays, Chinese and Indian!
Malays, Chinese & Indian always work together!
Finally the general election is coming, even I am in oversea but I decided to use my blog as a media to support the coming election. First of all we need to CHANGE!
Finally the general election is coming, even I am in oversea but I decided to use my blog as a media to support the coming election. First of all we need to CHANGE!
I am not anti-government but purely for cinta negera;
I am not from any politic party but I am a Anak Malaysia.
We need a new breath in the new era,
We all are one, not matter Malays, Chinese & India
In fact, we don't have any problem in term of racial, and we work so well with each others. You see how well Datuk V.K Linga, Chief Judge of Malaya Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, Tan Seri Vincent Tan work together? Chinese, Malays and India have been proven that we can work together without any problem, and sometime we might have a 'great' contribution that you can't really expected. So, for our lovely Negara, all of us have to stand up and take the chance to change! Malaysia Boleh!!!!
大选终于来了，我想借用一下我部格落的空间来‘参与’第十二届全国大选。我知道我有许多朋友已经真正地参政了，他们有来自是马华，公正党和行动党；虽然我未是任何的政党的党员，但身为马来西亚人，我觉得还是能够尽一分力为国家和人民。虽然小小的力量，但综合其他各路的好汉，我相信我们还是有希望的。 我并不是反政府，但我更爱我的国家，更重视国家的行政；马来西亚这几年来都在个领域方面退步： 经济竞争力已经被越南，印尼和泰国这些国家超越了，别惶论是新加玻。十年前大学生起薪是一千八，鸡饭一蝶是两快八，今天大学生的起薪依然是一千八，但鸡饭是五快八；教育领域更惨不能睹，马大从前全球五十跌到三百以外；华小依然严重缺少，建华校好像建恐怖分子基地，要乞求要争取。国油赚钱一年比一年多，可是人民化钱在汽油上却越来越有压力；大道公司每年赚大钱，人民却每天好无选择地付过路费，但依然是大塞车。我们的钱去了那儿？我们付出的钱为什么还要受这样的气？我们的努力去了哪儿？为什么努力那么多年还是在退步？我们还要白白努力多少年？就是我们有一个从未换过的政府，一个高傲自大的政府，一个贪污严重的政府，一个只在大选时才来跟人民打交道的政府，就是因为这样我们爸爸妈妈的努力全都白费了，我们交的税不是贡献于国家发展而是让一些人贪污去了。朋友们，加油！无论你现在是什么角色，有着怎样的力量，一点一点的力量，终有一天能够成功！
Wednesday, February 13
After a long discussion in email and telephone with the landlady we come out the agreement as below:
1. £60 extra per month (£410)
2. no double bed set.
I am not happy with the agreement because I pay extra but given nothing, but I don't want to annoying me again and again. As long as I already told them my point of view, if their still think it is the right way to do then I have no comment.You know why, logically if you pay your money, you definitely have your right to know what things you are paying for, if I pay extra £60 you have to give me a reason how to calculate the rate, right? Everybody know that if you buy an apple and share with other person, you eat less but share the cost as well, this is how the properties rental work! Everybody will know that the room not going to expand even I pay extra per month, and the house will nothing to lost. Their gave me a reason said their have been written a supporting letter to me for my girlfriend visa application, oh please, this is totally different business and nothing else to do on the rental. Do you think it is reasonable for me to pay you extra rental monthly just because you did the letter once for me? I told them I will willing to treat them a big meal or pay back the hourly salary for the letter, but you can't rise the rental as you like. My girlfriend will be arrived sooner and I hope can settle the issues as soon as possible, that is why I not going to argue any more and I just have another 5 more months. By the way, it is really not a good experience in the UK, and I wish this is the first time and the last time.
p/s: I have attached the email content in the comment, if you do interested please take a look.
Monday, February 11
My Warsaw's project: Spatial & programatic stage
Today, a friend from Malaysia architecture school asking me a design concept for his hotel project, the brief of the hotel was 'Green Hotel'. Concept is a heavy term for architecture students, we have to come out a new idea or concept in every project. We don't have a book which ready for us to read and find an answer;Ours books is a blank book, we are the one who write the question and answer in. In Malaysia architecture school, we always say our concept is about 'green' and 'ecological' and properly Malaysia's school keen to ask student to design in 'green' way. However, I think 'green' is just an approach and an application, it is not a concept indeed. Here, the education actually more keen to Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tsunami's concept, which the design idea is started from the city' spacial, events, and movement, finally come out a series of programs.
In 4th year, we do not have any particular site anymore, every one has their interest to looking the site, and the 'site' is not mean an area that defined by boundary. 'Site' can be anyway, for instance underground, between buildings, on the river or even inside a building. And we don't design only a building, we can use varies strategy to build a 'space' in a city. A space mean related to the city program and the form might be responded to the city fabric or movement. As I know this is the trend that applied in the academic and properly it consider as an architecture manifesto in this era, this is how the deconstruction style developed. Base on this idea, a design concept is started from knowing the city well. It is a shame if most of our local school still doing site analysis on drainage system, manholes, lamp poles, buildings height, electricity tower and so on. How can we produce a good work if we spend so much time in this kind of technical stuffs but not doing an architectural research? Our local students done very well in practical works but lacking in thinking and creativity.
It is why I face a lot of hardships here in term of finding idea and concept, and we have to admit that this is our weakness and lacking. It is the time for us to change!
Sunday, February 10
Since I quite busy during this week for my project, I don't have any proper new year dinner yet. Finally, I call up my China friends to have a meal together today. We went to a Malaysia/Chinese restaurant (boss is from Malaysia but the foods is China style). Haha...this was my first Dim Sum in the UK, I miss it so long time. Certainly, a 'lion' jump out and 'Dong Dong Chiang' blaring in the restaurant. Yeah! I saw the lion dance in the UK! The surprise was the Lion dance teamed by amo. Brown hair, white skin but wearing kung fu shirts. Are they a western Sholin? Anyway, the Dim Sum today really memorable, at least the Chinese New Year ambience really enjoying me. Cheers!
Friday, February 8
Gong Xi Fa Cai? This is the words that most Chinese like to wish each others during the new year, it is mean wish you to get rich. But, is that the most important wish for you in the beginning of the year? or it mean the Chinese mentality more keen to money and materialistic? or get rich is the main objective in our life? I don't know the answer, you just think about it. As I know many conflicts and arguments are caused by money even in the western countries. Actually, the first day of the CNY this year, I have a bad experience with my land lady (she is a Malaysian); she wanna to rise the my rental to an unacceptable rate. The reason was my girl friend will come around to the UK and stay along with me, so she wanna to rise the rental, even I staying in the same room. In fact,I have prepared to pay them £50 more monthly however she wanna me to pay £80 more. £50 for rental and £30 for council tax. I said my girl friend is not holding a working visa and she has no reason to share the council tax, and then she just said: "well, council tax is just talk to you nicely, eventually £80 is the money we wanted." Please think about it, the room is initially cost me £350(bills are not included), and now add one more person in the same same space and we have to pay £430 for the same room? I have asked some of my local friends here, it is no reason to rise up so much for the same room. In Malaysia, even you rent up the room, the cost is base on the room you rented but not how many people to get in. I have not settle the the issue yet and I still discussing with her. It is so annoying, anyway I try to not create any problem for both side because of money. Money will make us lost our logic sometimes. Nevertheless, I still wish all of you Gong Xi Fa Cai :p because after Fa Cai we might have lesser pressure of money.
Sunday, February 3
Today, I went to work as a waiter in a stadium, it was the 6 nations ruby, Scotland vs. France. Mostly I serve the France people, 'bonjour' is the only word that I know in 'Franlish'. That have almost 20,000 thousand people flood in the stadium and there were 3,000 staffs doing the services. In fact, if you wanted to work a long time shift (from morning to night, 10am to 8pm) some sort like this event will be the opportunity. Football and ruby are the biggest events here indeed; Even-though the pay is not that much but beside your leg will feel pain for next day, generally it is an easy job. Just follow the instruction, do more talk less, take the foods, clean the plate and that all that I want to do; sometime may be you need to stay for set up the table and it may take you another long time work. In fact, I hope that Edinburgh does has this kind of event every week, haha...then I can pay my mobile phone's contract and good foods anyway!
Saturday, February 2
Losar = Tibetan New Year. Buddhist society has a join event with Tibetan Society in this week to rise funding for charity. We made a lot of foods (actually BS just made 1 food) :p which is unde-unde, I don't know how to call it. And Tibetan Society did try to make Tibetan foods like 'mo-mo', noodles and 'sweet carrot'. This was my first time to try Tibetan food. The 'old' man (I don't know how old he is?) in the photo with me is a Tibetan singer and others of the people is the team members. Haha.....I have celebrated the Tibetan new year and the next will be the Chinese New Year. Properly, I think all of my Malaysia's friends are already busy for the CNY preparation, buying new cloths, new shoes la and new new new la......Wish all of you Happy Chinese New Year in advance and have a safe trip to balik kampung!
Friday, February 1
I have brought back my Apple today, but unfortunately all my dat gone!!!! My photos, my works, my documents, my contacts, my my my.........Now I know how dangerous it is for us to just keep all your eggs in a basket. Once its broken, all gone. In other way, I have purchased a 'girl friend' for my Apple----a HP pavilion dv2000. It is because I think the main problem of my Apple was too boring with no partner, and have to work all day. Hehe.... it is good now he got a partner(In fact I brought for my 'real' girl friend one, she coming here sooner :p). The spec is 1.6GHz, 2G RAM, however I found out that I forgot how to use window programme now since i have been using Mac for half and a year. For my friend who wanna to buy a laptop, I will still recommend you the fist choice is Macbook (even it is more expensive, but you really fall in love once you experience it); the HP is fair, but one thing good is the designed body and the HP's software. As I say before, laptop is extremely important for me here, I can't live without them, but now I no longer to worry about it, because I have a big wife and a small wife now!
苹果呀，为什么你要这样对我呢？ 为什么你病到要失忆呢？ 我知道我平时对你是过分了点，要你工作20小时一天，但你也别这样病到这样严重要搞失忆呀！不知你现在还认得我吗？我是你的主人呐。哎！天呀，今天从ICU病房回来的苹果竟然变成了另外一个人，对以前的事情完全忘记了；对你，我是多么的心痛，竟然把我们曾经走过的回忆抹的一干二净。你知道我已为你买来一个同伴了吗？就是怕你寂寞，怕你孤单。它名字就HP小姐，毕业于Microsoft大学，Vista系的，虽然与你不同门户，但没办法呀，因为Apple毕业的小姐都很金贵，吊高来卖，穿的用的吃的都要‘真版货’，养不起呀；Microsoft毕业的虽然是土头土脑，麻烦了一点，但好在她的随便，吃用都不择，那里拿来的，不管正货假货照吃不误！功能又多样花多选择：做得又吃得，出得厅房，入得厨房，上得了床（别想歪！）给你娶这样的老婆，三生有幸啦！