Friday, August 26, 2005

Nincompoop

How would you define someone as a fool.? Someone who thinks like an idiot.? Or those who talk and behave like one.?

Homosapiens ranged differently. Geniuses, intelligent ones, smart ones, average ones, normal ones or simply a nincompoop.

But how do one actually differentiate them.? Categorized them.? When their young. It could be based on their academic results. What about those who failed.? School drop outs.? Even people who are on the top of the world today are school drop outs. Or, whether do they succeed in their life or not.? Then, what would you call a successful life.? When you earned a million.? When you're having your very own happy family.? When your dreams are fulfilled.? When you found your life partner.? When you've climbed to the top of the stairs.? Or simply when you've graduated.? Running your own company successfully.?

Its different for every person. In fact, its not only different. Not every person can actually define out their very own successful or meaningful life. I for one, can't.

Do smart people or geniuses make foolish mistakes.? Or simply did foolish stuffs.? Everyone make mistakes. After all, no one is perfect. Sometimes, being foolish is necessary. Would you call that a fool then.? Or a smart person for knowing when to be smart and when to be foolish.?

Would you call someone foolish when they're 100 percent clear of what they're doing is stupid and irrational but doing it on purpose because if they don't, they're still being called a fool too.? A person doing a foolish thing is called a fool, but if you don't, are you smart then.? Oh, I don't know, at least I know a fool still has a brave heart. Though, dangerous, irrational. Whatever you called it. But haven't you heard of the Chinese saying, A fool has a fool happiness. 傻人有傻福.

Of course it doesn't mean smart people doesn't have their own happiness. Just that smart people usually are too smart and would count out all the possible options and consequences. And whether their brave enough or simply could they take the chance.? Normally, they take the best option according to their calculations or what they called their analysis and that's the one that had the minimum risk or no risk at all. After all, they're the logic rational cold blooded people who unsurprisingly survive in this damn materialistic realistic world. EARTH. (we ain't living in a fairy land or fantasy world. Well physically.)

But does a fool really doesn't know the consequences.? Or they're perfectly aware of it but still go for it because they're brave.? Or simply just a fool trying out their luck.? But then, how could you called them a fool when they knew.? They're called a fool not because they don't know. Its because they DO know and still go for it.

I'm nothing but a fool....

Monday, August 22, 2005

Praise the lord!!!!

Praise the Lord.! Thank god so much!!
I wonder will anyone feel odd at the title of this entry or even think twice to read this entry. Afraid that this must be a very Christian entry. Well you'll decide after you take a look.

We had a class trip yesterday, 20th August 2005. This is a day none of us who joined this trip will ever forget. There were 29 of us, 24 from my class, 2 teachers. One brought along her daughter and nephew. Another teacher brought along his friend. We went to the Kura-kura hill at Tamparuli. Our main destination was the waterfall. We were told its a 2 and half hour journey to reach the second waterfall where we'll be able to enjoy ourselves. And also, we were trapped for almost 3 hours on our way out at the evening.




The entrance of the Bukit Kura-kura (tortoise hill)


We started our journey at 11 a.m. and it was ACTUALLY hiking the hill. With numerous uphill and downhill. Not to mention the weather lately which is very wet, creating a harder track for us. There were spots where it was hard to hike due to loosen soil and some obvious effects of land slide. Those hiking at the back had a harder time because the soil got worse after we cross them. Resulting in quite many spot where they have to slide down because its so damp and slippery and it's impossible to HIKE or WALK down (none of us were equipped with any hiking equipments) even worse. The plants(small branches and trunks) we hold on to while hiking is broken by the time others reach the same spot. Before we reached the first water fall, it started to rain. Heavily mind you, making it harder for us. Only a few brought rain coats and it took us one hour and twenty minutes to reach the first water fall. And it was still raining heavily that time. Imagine our joy when we reached there and saw the heavenly waterfall where its not the spot for fun time.







The first waterfall..Kinda blur...It was raining that time...








A clearer view of the fall...but blur friends...






So we continue hiking, the track was getting worse all the time. Those at the back being less fortunate. We have to help each other out to cross over some difficult spots where there was no way to walk or hike or slide over. In fact we have to climb the wall of rocks and soil that's starting to loose, to make matters worse, the plants we hold on to consist of small branches with lots of thorns that we try our best to avoid. And if you're not careful, you might just run into it. Those who were, it's still hard to avoid not touching it or getting to your face or accidentally grabbing it for support.

It was raining when we reached the second waterfall at exactly 4 pm and they were only 8 or 9 of us that reached first. The rest didn't came until quite a while, we were lucky to be in front. To enjoy the cooling water. Had some fun playing water, drinking natural mineral water, cleaned ourselves out.





Having fun at the second waterfall...






But time was running out. When latter part of the group came, we gather up, preparing to leave before it gets darker. We were all tired but the rest were not only tired, they wanted to finish the entire route as fast as possible and head out back home. But by that time, there were still 5 person who hasn't turn up. They were at the back. One girl's leg got injured but we were told to move on. One of our teacher had actually left early because of his friend's appointment whatsoever. Anyway, we moved on, with our other teacher staying behind with a few students waiting for the other 5. Her nephew who was the second person beside her who been there before lead us out. I forget to mention that all this while from the very beginning, hikers left white shredded paper all the way to guide us. So that we'll never get lost. And the entire track beside having thorns here and there, it was more like a jungle. Bushes everywhere.

It was around 5 p.m. when we left the second waterfall and it was still raining. To head out to the main road, we have to cross a river. As in walk across it, no bridge, just walk. And after about half an hour hike, we were joined by our teacher and the rest shortly before we reached the downhill towards the river. The rain had stopped by that time. That was where we were trapped at the evening in the middle of Kura-kura hill.


Because of the heavy downpour earlier at the day, the river flow(current) was very strong and there was absolutely no way we can WALK ACROSS it to the other side of the hill without being washed away by the river and survived through it. We were stranded. It was getting dark. It was around 5.30 plus to 6 that time, we were psychology prepared to stay the night until the next morning where there will be light and hoping we'll be able to cross the river then. The track at that spot was a one person track. All of us sat down at a warmer spot and partly shaded. All of us in row. There was a place at the end of the one-person track that has a shade and all of us can sit in a circle. But did we go.? No. We were afraid it would started to rain again and that would be the exact spot where it would be affected most. LAND SLIDE. Most of our belongings were wet, even water proof backpack didn't work. Those with dry clothing changed. We have food and water with us, we have everyone, we have blankets, jackets. Though all were wet. The girl with an injured leg is okay. A girl brought first aid kit, but we have no torch lights, only phones with lights. But thank god, it was full moon that night, with lots of stars too. So it wasn't that dark. We didn't panicked or whatsoever, the only thing that worried us was our parents. The cold night coming and the ability to stay awake and save energy at the same time. Why can't we sleep to save our energy.? Because we'll get colder when you're asleep and it's difficult to wake you up later. And they said it's easier to get into a coma state. All of us prayed hard, no matter what religion we were, we just prayed. And all that time we heard noises which sound like whistles sound. Our teacher had a whistle and whistled the emergency code. But there weren't any response. Only noisy insects that sounds like the real whistle sound. There were lights too occasionally, not very bright ones, those of fireflies. We whistled and yell every time we hear these noises or saw bright lights but none of them brought response. Were we scared.? We prayed hard, we sang, we talked, we joked. Waiting for the night to pass.

Until around 9p.m, we saw bright white lights. Really bright ones. We whistled, screamed, flashed our phones lights. And soon after that, a few yellow lights crosses the river from the other side and came towards us.

Yahooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were rescued!!!! The villagers helped us to cross the river one by one and lead us the way back out. It was still an hour walk or hike out to the main road. And mind you, we were lead by two kids that's not more than 10 years old. The others at the back were lead by adults villagers but they checked up with the kids in time to time. The villagers said that they came for us because they didn't saw us heading out after such a long time passing their houses. And half way hiking out, hikers came or they called it as H. They came looking for us. It was even easier that time, they were more people with more torches.

We reached the main road at around 10 something. Some of our parents were overjoyed to see us. Yes, there were parents there waiting for us. Some hikers and police too. And we were very grateful of the villagers and our bus driver. He lodged a police report earlier because we didn't turn up at time. We gather around, counts head for about the hundredth time. And well, head home. Some followed the bus, the rest followed their respective parents.

I reached home around 11.15, dead tired. Scratches and small bruises here and there. Muscle pain all over and still, I was overjoyed. To be rescued, to be heard by god. None of us were hurt. A friend does have an injured leg who almost fainted on her way out, but she's alright now.

A few hours spend..
Hiking to a water fall...
Dirty, filthy, and wet...
Great fun to some.....
But none to some......
Stranded in the middle of a hill....
Cold, damp, worried and tired...
We stayed together...stayed united....
Everyone is alright now....
Everyone is grateful now......
A great memory shared....
An unforgetable experience....
And thanks to everyone.....
Especially GOD....

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

What...who and who.........

"It's not about what you know....."

"Who gives a damn about that......"

"It's about who you know..........."

"Who cares about who you know......"

"It's who KNOW you that matters....."

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Deviation

Have you ever dream within a dream.?
Have you ever blog within a blog.?

My blog is more than one year old and all this while I never dreamt about it. Perhaps I did, but hardly remember it. Majority of humans wake up thinking they had a peaceful sleep last night, so peaceful that no dreams interfere them to wake up or some annoying noises. But then, majority of dreams are forgotten even before you wake up or the instant you woke. Unless it is something really nerve wrecking or interesting or significant or have been re-appearing over and over again, we hardly remember what it is. Even if we do, we can't remember much about it. Only tiny bits, no matter how hard you try. You can't finish up the puzzle. Well, maybe some do succeed. What about sleep walking or sleep talking.? Sleep walking are considered to be quite dangerous if not handled wisely. Some reckons that when you sleep, your soul leave your body and wander around. And when it's time, it will return. Meaning to say, if you try to woke them when they're sleep walking, its dangerous. I dunno, but rather fictitious heh.? (meaning for those who uses alarms clocks, their soul came running back to their body once it starts ringing.? Hmmmmmmm) Honestly speaking, being on earth for more than 18 years, I've personally encountered a one time experience of sleep walking. Yeah, I walked. Small stuff. When I was a kiddo anyway. Some reckon that if someone did something to your face when you're asleep, like drawing silly stuffs on your face, have weird cosmetics resulting in an odd or unusual facial of you, it was said that when your soul return, there is the possibility that you will never wake up for your soul couldn't recognize it's very own body and well won't return to it. Hmmmm, pretty interesting heh.? Sounds like a myth.? Hmmmmmmmm. Sleep talking well is pretty common. I myself is a heavy sleep talker. Hahahaha. Anyway, sleep talking occur only to people whose deeply asleep or extremely tired during the day. O0opsss...

Coming back, I've actually had a weird dream the other day. I actually dreamt about my blog. It was a queer feeling where I was pretty excited bout my blog. But then there was a weird entry, that me myself was so shocked to see it appear in my blog. Concerning the fact that I didn't post such an entry, an anti religious one. Funny thing is, I could remember well that I was confused myself as I don't even know whether I post such an entry. Wondering why would I post such entry.? Or did I really post it.? This entry, being anti-religious. It's actually anti-Christian with such compelling text. And on top of all these captivating text, it actually comes with a pornographic website. Pretty irrelevant.? And I actually woke up thinking that I've been updating my blog. It's a weird weird dream, and it's bound to claim it's residency in my brain cells for some time. Hmmm, I didn't even realize I remember so much about it. Hmmmmmmm. I'm only reading a second Dan Brown, such strong effect eh...

Did I mention.? I'm a Christian.

A hibernating one.*sigh*....Lord come save me.....