The Mirror Image Of Myself

The Paradox

Posted in Ramblings by zenmaster on July 29, 2007

Just my inane rambling. Blablabla….lalala….yadayadayada…..

  1. Brutally honest………fanatic
  2. Frugal……..stingy
  3. Perfectionist……………procrastinate
  4. Knowledgable……………know-it-all
  5. Shy……….arrogant
  6. Pacifist………….coward

End of musing. If you have headache, take Panadol. If you’ve trouble sleeping, take Valium. For everything else, there’s a bunny with pancake on top. Bleh~


Persian Names Are Cool, Too

Posted in Asides, Interesting Stuff by zenmaster on July 28, 2007

From my observation, most of the Malaysians are already bored with naming their children in Western or Biblical monickers. To heed Tun Mahathir’s advice to “look at the east”, Malaysian parents name their children the Eastern way, Persianized, to be precise. Mirza, Perves, Omid, Darius, Cyrus and Xerxes (I kid you not) are some of the names given by the parents to their male children. For female, the parents will name their children Aryana, Laili, Suri, Shereen and Mumtaz.

To make this entry longer, am going to write the trivias about the Persians. Whenever you look at the Persians, you’ll might be thinking “Hmmmm…… they look like Arabs or Jews”. Yes, Persians and Arabs look alike but, hell no, Persians are Aryan, not Middle Eastern. Afghans, Pakistani and Northern Indians are actually Aryans, too. We might learned the World Civilizations like Egypt and China but we definitely haven’t learn the Persian Empire before, despite its significant contribution in the world. That’s why, Persian empire is the most underrated civilization in the world.

In fact, 2/3 of the scholars, important figures, inventors and pioneers during Golden Age of Islamic Civilization are actually Persians (surprised, eh). Religions like Zoroastrian and Bahai Faith are founded by the Persians. Yeap, I’m going to name my children, Xerxes, if only I’ve a child. I said IF.

Click here for the list of Persian names

Memorable Quotes From Top Gear Presenters

Posted in Asides, Automobiles, Humor by zenmaster on July 26, 2007


“Oh, cock!” – James “Captain Slow” May

“I have not had my teeth done” – Richard “Hamster” Hammond

“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.” – Jeremy Clarkson

Attention: You can now download the Top Gear Polar Special Challenge from Final Gear website already. What challenge? It’s the race between Jeremy & Captain Slow vs. Hamster, stretched from Northern Canada to North Pole using special-made pick up truck and sled pulled by the dogs respectively. Who’ll win the race? Am not going to spoil you. Just download it and watch it. You can opt for download the 300MB or 700MB version. Keep your fingers crossed for HD version. Yes, HD!!!!!! (I wonder how good the video is). If you haven’t watch Top Gear before, tune in on NTV7, every Sunday at 3pm .

Download the torrent here.

Crème de la Crème

Posted in Poetry by zenmaster on July 25, 2007

The world revolves around me,
The earth unfolds like a fortune cookie,
Pride and ego are my middle name,
Shake the trigger and aim it at my head,

My snobbishness flattens the mountain,
My mouth is mightier than your words,
I’m gonna put my insults where your mouth is,
Strike the chord with the key of E.

Funny how when I see you as a traitor,
See, you’ve just defied the Murphy’s Law,
I’m gonna swallow your pride,
I’m gonna strike my fist to your jaw,
I’m gonna make you shock in awe,
I wanna force you to bow upon me,
Because I’m an elite among the elites,
I’m a messiah, lord of the universe.

I’m Going Gaga Over Nuffnang. Not Anymore.

Posted in Ramblings by zenmaster on July 24, 2007

To Nuffnang or not to Nuffnang…….

To Nuffnang or not to Nuffnang…….

To Nuffnang or not to Nuffnang…….

Hell yeah, I’m going to Nuffnang my blog and make a dough out of it. That’s right. It’s the money that makes me fall head over heels with Nuffnang <333 Hehhehehhehhehhe……….. 😀

I’m Going Gaga Over Nuffnang

My dream shattered. I realized that doesn’t allow me to edit CSS unless if I have enough money to upgrade it or even buying a hosting services. Sidebar widget is not working, as well. Nevermind, I’ll import my posts to Blogger. But alas, Blogger doesn’t have a feature that allows me to import post. I shall act like an emo kid, cry, listen to emo music and cut my own wrist. Uwaaaaa!!!!!!!!


Hacker Koan

Posted in Asides, Humor by zenmaster on July 21, 2007

Koan (pronounced as ko-an) is well-known for absurdity and difficult to be answered with yes or no as there’s no absolutes in the koans. Depending on the person, he/she might give different answers. Geeks in MIT came out with something hillarious out of blue, called hacker koan. Hacker koan is a parody to the Zen’s version of koan. Usually, it’s ended up with punchlines. One of the examples is:

A student was playing a handheld video game during a class. The teacher called on the student and asked him what he was doing. The student replied that he was trying to master the game. The teacher said, “There exists a state in which you will not attempt to master the game, and the game will not attempt to master you.” The student asked, “What is this state?”

The teacher said, “Give me your video game, and I will show you.” The student gave him the game, and the teacher threw it to the ground, breaking it into pieces.

The student was enlightened.

Quaint Little Adventure

Posted in Poetry by zenmaster on July 19, 2007

To anonymous, far away from my place,
Sheer feelings of being distant,
Letters sent, never recieved,
It’s black and white, all or nothing,

Walking along the beach at the dusk,
Every nuances is just a pretense,
Preternatural, artificial, superficial,
Everything in the sky looks so surreal.

Divine intervention halted my journey,
Tainted with series of calamities,
Carpe diem, never made a great leap forward,
Mama mia, I can’t find my way back home.

Pearl Jam – Wishlist

Posted in Entertainment, Poetry, Videos by zenmaster on July 17, 2007

Remember the quote “I wish I was as fortunate as fortunate as me”? Yeah, indeed, I’ve promised to you earlier that I’ll blog about this. And now, I’m going to write about it, specifically about my favourite Pearl Jam’s song. Wishlist is one of my Pearl Jam’s Big 5 (Alive, Jeremy, Betterman, Rearviewmirror, Wishlist). Unlike the other Big 5, this song is slow and relaxing, yet moving. I call it the semangat song. Likewise, you may call it a love song, lullaby, pop song, easy listening, slow rock whatsoever.

Interestingly, many listeners acknowledge that Wishlist is arguably the most easy Pearl Jam song to play, even the beginner can play it in a jiffy. As a guitar noob, I have to agree with them. There’s only 3 chords involved F, G and C (both open and power chords). Of course, there’s guitar licks and solos, but only simple ones. So, you’ll save your fingers from getting blistered. Electric guitar and ebow are optional because of the 2nd (volume swelling) and 3rd (sustain) solo. Wishlist is fun to be played on acoustic guitar, too. Click the following links for, bass tab and guitar tab.

The best part of this song is the lyrics itself. It’s very simple yet it’s poetic and full of meaning. According to the Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam’s frontman), he made a wishlist as a reminder for him to fulfilled his desired dream. At the end of the day, he resolved it with the line I wish I was as fortunate as fortunate as me as a sign that he contended with his dream already. God, I even modify the lyrics into my own “wishlist” occasionally. I will write my own poem based on the Wishlist lyrics itself.

I wish I was a neutron bomb for once I could go off,
I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on,
I wish I was a sentimental ornament you hung on,
The Christmas tree I wish I was the star that went on top,
I wish I was the evidence I wish I was the grounds,
For 50 million hands upraised and open toward the sky.

I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me,
I wish I was as fortunate as fortunate as me,
I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good,
I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro’s hood.

I wish I was an alien at home behind the sun,
I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house key on,
I wish I was the pedal brake that you depended on,
I wish I was the verb ‘to trust’ and never let you down.

I wish I was a radio song, the one that you turned up,
I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish……..**

** The lyrics might be altered by Eddie from time to time, depending on the location of the concert.

Past Life Analysis

Posted in Survey by zenmaster on July 15, 2007

Your past life diagnosis:
I don’t know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern South New Zealand around the year 900. Your profession was that of a writer, dramatist or organiser of rituals.

Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
You had the mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Your environment often misunderstood you, but respected your knowledge.

The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Magic is everywhere around you, even in the most usual, most ordinary situations. Your lesson is to understand this magic and to help other people to see it, too. You are a magician!


10 Ways To Improve Your Self Esteem

Posted in Articles by zenmaster on July 15, 2007

1. Do what you love.
Everyone loves to do something, when you indulge yourself in your love you improve the way you feel about yourself. You improve your self esteem.

2. Help others out.
Nothing makes you feel a warm glow than when you unselfishly help others. of course you can argue that this in itself is selfish, but if you take that line of thought you must think that existence is selfish. Forget that. Just do a good deed, help someone out, doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to cost any money.

3. Acknowledge your strengths
There is no one who has no strengths. Everyone is good at something, know what your good at and give yourself a pat on the back. Do things that bring this quality out into the open. Excercise it, make it stronger.

4. Don’t put up with crap.
There is no reason you should tolerate other people being mean to you. Even if they say they are doing it with love. Make sure people know they should be nice to you and if they refuse, walk away from them.

5. Drop your negative friends.
Hang out with people who are positive and support you. It may be fun to bitch and moan but if you hang out with these types of people you will eventually become one of them. You may have noticed that people who bitch and moan are never happy.

6. Do your research
A lof of self help books are a waste of time in the sense that the only person who can change you is you. Reading even this blog post will not change you unless you get emotionally involved with the information. Which is really hard as it’s really dry and boring. Go read biographies of people you respect, people who do positvive things and attain huge success. Learn from the master not the self help guru who is always in debt.

7. Learn to accept compliments.
It’s hard to accept a compliment and not to dismiss it as being ridiculous. Someone has an opinion and it should be respected, even if you do not argree with it. If people think good about you then maybe you should too.

8. Include positivity in your life.
I’m not talking an airy fairy chant in the mirror whilst naked. I mean take a positive slant on everything automatically. The meat pie you just bit in to may contain maggots, but maggots contain a lot of protien. OK that’s a bit extreme but you get the point.

9. Compare yourself against yourself. <——– (Reminder to myself)
If you look at how you were yesterday and how you are today and there is an improvement then that is great. If there is no improvement then you know you need to improve your efforts. Don’t start comparing your self to other people. Saying you are poor compared to D. Trump is just going to make you miserable.

10. There is no need for you to put yourself down.
y seeing yourself in a negative light you are only reinforcing your low self esteem. If you want to improve your self esteem. Ask yourself, how can I improve my self esteem. The answer will always be, find one positive thing about yourself and that will do it.