Friday, June 8, 2012

I also can be a hipster lah sey!

Here's how you can be one too:

- Just write anything on a piece of paper. Plagiarising an inspiring quote from the net is a-okay, coz you are not witty enough to come up with an original one anyway.

- Vintage effect is a MUST.

- Sprinkle a few 'bokeh' effect here and there to make it more dramatic yet sombre and still sounds deep.

- For more profound effect use a beautiful scenery as the background. Can be a picture of anything. Even if it's your lousy charging Nokia phone, like so.

- Share it online so that it'll make wave in cyberspace.

voilĂ !

Thursday, June 7, 2012

6 types of Love persona - Which is you?

Here's to the six love styles, which is more intimately known as 'colours' of love, that was identified by John Lee:

Eros, Storge, Ludus, Mania, Agape and Pragma.

Different types of interpersonal relationships involves varying styles of love. It is obvious that the affection you shared between you and your lover is different from the ones you have with friends. So, why not take the test with your partner in tow? The assessment will definitely help in your romantic relationship by being aware of each other's attributes :)

Eros: a passionate physical and emotional love based on aesthetic enjoyment; stereotype of romantic love

Storge: an affectionate love that slowly develops from friendship, based on similarity

Ludus: a love that is played as a game or sport; conquest; may have multiple partners at once

Mania: obsessive love; experience great emotional highs and lows; very possessive and often jealous lovers

Agape: selfless altruistic love

Pragma: love that is driven by the head, not the heart; undemonstrative

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's been a long time coming

A little something that brought me forward from He Is Beautiful. He will guide anyone He wishes from anywhere, anytime and anybody.

It's strange how things turned out to be,
From the man I least expect to see;
Who illuminates my inner decree

Lost in the fury of the flame,
Swindled by the worldly acclaim,
Basking each in its glory and fame,
With desires that goes untamed

Oh! My Lord, in this sweetness of night,
When the eyes rest from all sight,
Before sleep descends to invite;
I seek Your presence forthright

Oh! The universe's Creator
The night's and the day's Curator
Only You can fill our soul's crater

I thank You, for meeting him
Cause in him, such is beauty
For in him, I found You


Saturday, June 2, 2012

5 Reasons to date an NIE teacher

Alright, allow me to 'broach' a light-hearted topic on why 100% of my closest Malay/Muslim friends who majors in Engineering in NTU have partners who hailed from the educational sector.

As far as I'm concerned, there's no shortage of drawbacks dating a teacher. By default, a public servant essentially has to forfeit a good deal of their personal privacy. Imagine that awkward incident when you're caught lip-locking by her students. Boy, wouldn't it make to the top trending topic in twitter, say, #MissRinaKissingUglyDude !

And, due to the nature of her profession, she would have to content with a ridiculous deal of take-home work such as marking of papers, lessons planning and so forth.. June/December 'holidays', you say? HAH. Likewise, teaching can be interpreted as a last resort 'bail-out' career path for those who can't or aren't qualified for the private sector.

So it makes me wonder, even though our career trajectories are world's apart, what makes these ladies to be an exceptional teacher's pets for my friends?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

He Is Beautiful

Okay, it's been almost a month now since my last exam.

I've been keeping my fingers crossed the whole time for the revelation on 24/5/12, the fitting finale to my treacherous journey in NTU. Hopefully, I'll pass, and then graduate.

But it was on that last examination day that I would remember for the rest of my life. It was not because of the last paper that I sat for, but rather, the one in the MRT.

Beautiful he

I don't wish to appear voyeuristic, so I didn't snap the picture of the Sikh gentleman. This is the best I can do on a Galaxy Note (galaxy note rocks, yo!). Indeed, it appears very dull and drab to the say the least, but it definitely isn't for me, given the circumstances. I mean, what's so striking about a man reading a book in the MRT anyway?

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Problem for Educated Females

Finally, I've managed to fabricate a 90-page report for my FYP in a space of one and half month, which is nothing short of an achievement for me. Achievement, because for nearly half of it, I really don't know what I'm talking about. If there's one thing I could take away from my tertiary education, that is to be a specialist at bullshitting, coz even with hundreds of arduous readings from journals and i can still be none the wiser.

And so, I felt sinful for updating this post considering that my exams will be around the corner, but I cant help reading with interest a newspaper article entitled 'Graduate Women, Will You Marry Down?' (The New Paper on Sunday, April 15, 2012). 

Coz truth be told, I thought it was a rhetorical question. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Best Inequality Equation

Here's one algebraic manipulation for your maths-savvy Minah.

Stylo-milo, right? Albert Einstein rocked the scientific nation with this astounding discovery - that I'm the coolest!

True Story.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

5Ws and 1H

Where else,
can I seek refuge
From the darkness of the abyss
Other than from the glow of your smile?

What else,
could’ve provided warmth
That can rival the thickest pelt
Other than the softness of your touch?

When else,
would I want to stop time
In the midst of the busiest schedule 
Other than the seconds I’m with you?

Why else, 
do I need anything more,
In this world of superficial taste
Other than paying for the price of your heart?

How else, 
have I known myself,
If not for knowing you?

And who else,
Have the answers to these questions,
Except for you?


Monday, February 20, 2012

Written Words That Melt Women

In response to my previous post, Write To Me, Please!, I found several YouTube videos to support my claims. I think I'm gonna buy chunks of Post-It note already. Hah!

Let's start things off with that awfully romantic scene from Love Actually.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Write to Me, Please!

With FB private messaging, sms, emailing, whatsapp and other myriads of technological connectivity, confessing your love for someone is all the more simpler compared to the yesteryears.

Then & Now.
Photo from

Nowadays you can reply to an 'I love you too' message while watching a Liverpool match or saying 'I miss you too, dear' while bz chatting with your mat-ish friends at the void deck. The point is, even though technology may aid us to improve our connectivity, unfortunately it will do nothing more if you hardly put in effort to communicate with your heart. I mean, how inconvenient is it for you to just type 'IMY' without even batting an eyelid?

Besides your looks, charm or Clarence Clifford leather shoes, there is one other thing women would trade for anything else in the world: novelty. And if you want more out of your r/ship, it certainly requires some doing.

Yes, it was your honey-coated words sprinkled with sugar that lured her in. Everyone knows that. But you can try to get her hooked by surprising her with hand-written notes/letters. I'm sure it will get its way across with equal measure.

I still don't know why,but you have to agree with me on this. Sometimes, written words are far more powerful than those that are spoken. Try asking any lady if they will ever forget this scene:

The 'Perfect' Scene

Consider this: you had the worst feud ever with your partner. In an attempt to galvanise your flailing r/ship, you try to piece together the most touching words to melt her heart...again. Instead of just keying in from your Iphone's touchpad:

...try slipping this in her bag. I tell you, she'd hope you'd commit the crime again!
Love Letter

Just kidding lah.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Battle

"A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling every women ought to know."
-Mistinguett (Jeanne Bourgeois)
She was an eye-catcher.

She wasn’t that tall, but she stood out from the crowd. Her black luscious hair glistened even in the dark. The knitted top accentuated her curves at the right places, and the pleated minis revealed her temptuous legs. But it was her groove that put forth all your attention; the dancers around her appeared silhouetted.

Oh, the way she moved! If it didn’t set the dance floor ablaze, it sure does leave you burning with desire. She glanced over and caught you noticing her. Afterwards, one of the ladies swooped in and began dancing behind her. She reciprocated with a seductive sway.

But it was not meant for her at all; it was a calling for you.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Revelation of Kissing

The Revelation of Kissing - designed by Farhan @

Let’s cut to the chase and go straight into the sensuous make out sesh you’ve seen in the Hollywood movies. Even though it warrants some lip movements and a justified bit of sniffing, I won’t be talking about the noble mother-and-baby nursing behaviours. Specifically, I’m referring to those intense lip-tangling action between couples amidst the melodramatic backdrop.

That’s what got you interested to read this article anyway.

All of us relish that passionate kissing moments because it stirs up strong emotions in us. Women fantasize about it; men try to perfect it. But why is kissing so pleasurable and to an extent, addictive? What's going on our minds and bodies when we kiss? And why do men and women kiss differently?

Read my lips though: instead of dwelling in your lip-locking finesse or the what-not-to-do’s, I’m going to share the science behind this universal gesture of endearment.

So let’s get down and.. nerdy.

Spiderman Kissing Scene - drawing based off Alex Ross's image

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Dose Of Your Happeepill

Alright, man! My piece finally made its way into Happeepill's fan art section. How cool is that?

If You Not Happy...
...Then I Not Happy - Evil Bunny
The site was first introduced to me by my friend during our first year in ntu. How can I ever forget torturing that detestable Mat just for our pleasure?

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Lion Dance - Happy Lunar New Year!

Chinese New Year and the lion dance 1

Chinese New Year and the lion dance 2

As a kid, I was terribly afraid of the lion dance. I would cower behind my parents everytime the lion ‘prowled’ the corridor of our flat. To make matters worse, the cacophony of loud blasting noises certainly doesn’t help my cause either. My parents warned me that if I misbehaved, the lion would eat me up in just one painless sweep.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Review: Why Him Why Her - Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type

Ok, after reading such a 'manly' book called The Game, I have to wonder why I'm even reading this one. Just look at the cover: so pinkish and girrrly.

It turns out to be a book well read afterall. And it takes a real MAN ok, to read this book in the crowded MRT, especially for a Sachok Mat like MYSELF.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Imma Counselor Siol

As promised, I'll reveal the result of my personality according to the Meyers Briggs Test:

Imma counselor siol

Ok of course, I just wanted to renew my interest in graffiti. I haven't really lose my touch i should say, but u cant really do much on a 15 mins sketch anyway. But i can assure u it's still alive and kicking alrite, just need to do some polishing to uncover the diamond in the rough from within. HAHA. speaking siol. 

Otherwise, this is my actual test result

Counselor huh? Guess no one expects that.

And then that day, me and my best buddy went to town with a sole purpose in mind: to hunt for chicks.

Of course we weren't armed with the right mentality to approach a lady, even with the extra effort to dress up in an attempt to be a head-turner. What we only achieved is the scornful stares from the gals we tried to hover around - and also their mum. :/

We even sarcastically coined ourselves chok and berg (a Malay term for a guy who's suave and charming), but it's evident that we are anything but.

But all's not lost though, as we got back to our drawing board to analyze and plan for our course of action the next time round. Ive got myself a wingman. Cool!

Very nerd-resque, but nerds rule the world, remember????

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Personality (Chapter 10) Mind Map Overview

Yeah, the issue of personality appeals to everyone. But instead of just dwelling in our own self-discovery on some love compatibility test websites, the study of psychology also addresses the questions of the common human nature by predicting behaviour from personality traits. 

In short, this is the science of personality. Like a normal (and boring) scientific phenomena, psychologists seek to study, predict and theorize different behavioral outcomes.

There are 5 different theoretical views on personality; subdivided into 2 main categories: Dispositional Theory and Process Theory. See the pic on top lah.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Greatest Mystery Of The Universe

Stephen Hawking, 70, is hailed as one of the greatest minds of the 21st century.

Stephen Hawking
He shed light to some of the mysteries of the universe, from the origins of the cosmos, the nature of time, and even the ultimate fate of the universe. He discovered Hawking radiation by claiming that the black hole emits radiation, something which is alien before.

He got not only one or two or not even ten academic degrees, but a whopping TWELVE of em; he collects degrees as if they are ez-link cards. And he held a post once enjoyed by the great Sir Isaac Newton in his university.

But even he, mighty and brainy as he is, is no match for one of the greatest mysteries of the whole vast universe:


Too bad, he must have left Venus out in his studies.

'Nuff Said.

Not exactly this kind of Venus I'm talking about

Read more here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

She's Too Good For Everyone

The things guys do for a beautiful woman.

Very insightful and a light-hearted musical. He's ever so willing to be enslaved by her, with the faintest of hope that she'll fall for him.

I remember one of my friend's facebook status which read:

Many girls nowadays tend to fall for a handsome, rocker bad boy, jerk or a player. The boy that is sweet, not so good looking, nice and boy next door always don't stand a chance at all or being rejected.

In hindsight, you have no one else to blame, really. Please stop feeling sorry for yourself. And you called yourself sweet, sugar?


Coz you are superficial yourself, dude. 

Lower your expectations, and dun let the girl be the scapegoat of your baseless discrimination.

Or else, read The Game. HAHA!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Stenciling: Save the Last Dance for me

Save the Last Dance for me
Initially, I intended to draw only the bride's hair. Drawing a lady's hair has always been my nemesis because I couldn't figure out how to elaborate on every single strand, shading inclusive. It turns out to be ok I guess, but there's room for improvement, definitely.

I especially like how the photo is taken from the plan view, depriving their eye contact onto the camera lenses. Macam mysterious like that, lost in their own private solitude.

Also, I wanted to do some calligraphy stenciling on the upper right space, but realized calligraphy isn't that easy after all.

Stenciling: Biker Babe

Hot Ride

Amaciammmmm... I like this pic because it prompts peeps into believing that the engine is carefully drawn. Of course lah, in actual fact, it isn't. The real pic involves intricate and incomprehensible engine parts; but that is just not my forte. If got AutoCAD or Pro-E software then can ah, but even so, I'm not good with it.

I merely filled that up with random shapes and toning to make it look as such. Haha bet you all got fooled by that don't ya??

Stenciling: Axle's Rose

Axle's Rose

Learning (Chapter 3) Mind Map Overview

Click the link below to download/view the mind-map on Learning

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chick Vs Dick

There's a video series online that I followed religiously. But unlike the normally solemn and soul-empowering sermons in the mosque or church, I was pulled because it's laden-filled with humour that is close to the heart.

Psyched To Stop Smoking

What better ways to cement a resolution than for the upcoming year, rite?

2012, I welcome you with open arms. Like any other years before you, I became all the wiser with each passing time; useful lessons that I can learn from what life has to offer. But you will be different from the years before you: 2012, you will be the time for me to UNLEARN something which I regrettably acquired since sec two – smoking.

Let's see how we can apply Psychology (specifically, learning) to understand what makes smokers tick.

5 Reasons Why Women Cheat: Our Perspective

Hey y'all! As if telepathically responding to my queries, an article popped out of nowhere on yahoo! news on why women cheat, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon it.

1 in 5 Women Cheats On Their Spouses

An interesting viewing topic I came across at (star blog) which reads: Here

And to think only men cheat! Surprise, surprise! Women fall for sexual variety too, but why is it that the men who gets the blame? Here’s the reason – women can go astray too, only that, they know how to cover up the traces of the crime scene. I’ll show you in my future post!

Personal Review: The Game

Holla! After reviewing The Game, i realized that I’ve left out my own personal opinions about the book. Which is rather uncharacteristic of a blog’s sole purpose: a platform for me to express my own personal views; a place for me to be me. So, here it is!

Book Review: The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-Up Artists by Neil Strauss (Style)

It is not a mystery that every man fantasizes snaring up a perfect 10 and getting her into bed; with all her 36-24-36, scintillating assets put to good use. But in reality, this seems a little too far-fetched to the millions of average-looking dudes who are left to accept that some men are either “born to have it or not” envious notions to be with women.

But is it true that these skills only comes naturally and cannot be nurtured?