Friday, November 5, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

It is came to my attention to gugel about Alice Lindell-the origin character of Alice in Wonderland when I read about Oxford Wonderland Tour.

Yes, Oxford is the birth place Alice in Wonderland's story.The character-Alice is taken from Alice Lindell, the daughter of the Dean at Christ Church college-Henry Lindell.She and her two sisters have a close relationship with Dodgson (the book's writer) who tend to be the Math lecturer there.

The story began when all of them rowed in a boat at River Thames.To make the girls cheer up in the journey, Dodgson create a story about a young girl who fell in the rabbit hole.Alice Lindell love it and ask Dodgson to write the manuscript of the story.

It took two year later when Dodson finally feel bored with the job and took seriously on the manuscript. He added a new character and fantasy to make the story more interesting.The imagination is came from the Oxford and people around Alice itself.

For example, the version of White Rbbit wear a formal dress code is Alice father. The white rabbit always look at the watch as it always five minutes late-same as Alice fathers. While Dodo-the bird character is from Dodgson name-Do-do-Dodgson.

The door on the left side of the high table in the dining hall leads to a very streep staircase is sid to be a version of 'rabbit hole' that Alice fall down.

There’s a little door underneath a large tree. The door is the one that Alice goes through after growing and shrinking (and the door that Alice’s father-the white rabbit-went through everyday while checking his watch because he was always late), and the chestnut tree is the one the Cheshire Cat is seen grinning from.

As Dodgson is a Math lecturer, he tend to use the logic in the story.

In chapter 1, "Down the Rabbit-Hole", in the midst of shrinking, Alice waxes philosophic concerning what final size she will end up as, perhaps "going out altogether, like a candle."; this pondering reflects the concept of a limit.
In chapter 2, "The Pool of Tears", Alice tries to perform multiplication but produces some odd results: "Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is—oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at that rate!" This explores the representation of numbers using different bases and positional numeral systems: 4 x 5 = 12 in base 18 notation, 4 x 6 = 13 in base 21 notation, and 4 x 7 could be 14 in base 24 notation. Continuing this sequence, going up three bases each time, the result will continue to be less than 20 in the corresponding base notation. (After 19 the product would be 1A, then 1B, 1C, 1D, and so on.)
In chapter 5, "Advice from a Caterpillar", the Pigeon asserts that little girls are some kind of serpent, for both little girls and serpents eat eggs. This general concept of abstraction occurs widely in many fields of science; an example in mathematics of employing this reasoning would be in the substitution of variables.
In chapter 7, "A Mad Tea-Party", the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, and the Dormouse give several examples in which the semantic value of a sentence A is not the same value of the converse of A (for example, "Why, you might just as well say that 'I see what I eat' is the same thing as 'I eat what I see'!"); in logic and mathematics, this is discussing an inverse relationship.
Also in chapter 7, Alice ponders what it means when the changing of seats around the circular table places them back at the beginning. This is an observation of addition on the ring of integers modulo N.


Honestly, I had watched the latest Alice in Wonderland movie-and it's kinda boring for me. But after googling all about Alice in Wonderland, i realise that it is just not about a little girl is also about modern Math, human behaviour and polic hipocracy (refer to the Queen).And I am looking forward for the book now.Not the 10 pages of tiny book with many colourful character in it. But the real one...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Death Penalty

I had visited Napier prison yesterday. New knowledge that I got-NZ had removed death penalty and the last execution was 1957.

Click here for the trip.

Eager to know more on the subject,so I gugel.

Two-thirds of all countries in the world (139 countries) have abolished the death penalty.Europe now is a free zone of death penalty.One-third of all countries (58 countries) still retain the death penalty. US,Middle East and Asia basically are those countries.The highest execution (2008)- China followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia,Pakistan and US (sources)

For more detail,click here.

Saudi Arabia,Iran and Yemen are the only countries that perform death penalty to the youngsters.The boys/girls may be put at the jail first for few years until they reach 18.And by that age they may be executed to death. What dissapointed me here-girls who had been raped also will be executed to death..huh..

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Working holidays

We, Malaysian live in typical way. We go to school, aim to be in the best IPTA/IPTS and find the best work that we could. We may don’t know what our real interest is and just take the course that is said to have a ‘hot’ job.

As we grew older, we compare ourselves with other people – what kind of work we do-what car do we have- how many figures for our salary-etc. Maybe we compare all that because that’s the only tools we have to measure achievement. As we don’t know what achievement really mean to us.

As the time goes by, we feel tired. Tired for work.Tired to give a try. Tired to think what really matters to us. And suddenly, we stop, take a deep breath and confuse with path shall we go. Continue at the same direction or follow other direction.

Travelling is always be my passion. A part of it to see the colour of the world..part of it just to get out from the box.

While doing the working holidays, I met many travellers. Impress with all those young travellers girl who travel alone. At the young age they know what they want. Have a short break by travelling before pursue their studies. Use the time to think what they want. Grab the experiences while they are still young. And I’m compare myself at the age 17 with those girls. How much I envy them.

At first, I think our culture is just different with them. Our religion too. But, put aside those reason-there are the reason why we stuck and keep doing the same thing. We need to be exposed to do something that we are not used to do. We need to be brave and not just education-work oriented.

The thing is..time could not stop us. But it can be a limit for us on what we want to do.

It’s never too late to do anything..but it could be late to do everything.

But, as long as we know what we want and we do it.
It will be our achievement.

Really hope in future there are more and more young people doing this.
Rather than just follow the same waves as other people had.

The right word is to say that..
Everyone should know what they want
N not afraid to take risks to try something

My working holidays journal can be view here-
Last but not least,enjoy this song-Hand in my pocket (Alanis Mrissete)

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah
I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette

[Harmonica solo]

And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign

I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly baby
I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chickenshit
I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano
And what it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Eid Mubarak

Okay..the last third entry regarding Broga..
Photoshoot hari raya di Broga

And how fast the time is

Before I'm heading back to my lovely hometown

Wish u all

Selamat Hari Raya
Maaf Zahir Batin

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Sister Keeper

Last month, I bought My Sister Keeper book.
I read the book and I cry.

Yesterday,I bought My Sister Keeper DVD.
I watched the movie and I cry.

Here a short synopsis taken from the back of the book.

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never questioned… until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable… a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves.

It have different ending between book version and movie version.
Books more dramatic and sad instead.
But I like the movie version either as I can't just help the feeling on wondering why Anna should be died..

Monday, February 15, 2010

My name is Khan..and I am not terrorist

My name is Khan.
N I am not terrorist.

My first Hindi movie at cinema.
It's a beautiful movie (less song,no dance);seems that the production is from Hollywood and not Bollywood.
I love the story.I love the message.
N I do hope that the message will be spread throughout the world.

The movie is about a journey of muslim men named Khan who had autisme to meet President of US;to tell him that his name is Khan and he is not terrorist and to tell that his step child (died killed by the students at schools) also not a terrorist.

While watching the movie,I suddenly remembered something during my previous trip at Viantiane,Laos.At a Pakistan stall where we met another traveller-one from Pakistan and the other is from Morocco.Not sure how but suddenly we came to the heavy topic.

Pakistan men: If I ever meet J***** people,I will kill them.I do not want to shake hand with them and do not want to sit near them.
Morocco men : It is not what our prophet teach us,it's not in Quran either.

The Pakistan men refuse to listen what this Morocco men said and he believe that it is his responsibility with the name of religion.

N there's another part in the movie-where Khan's mother taught him..

There are no Muslim and no Hindu.
There just a good and bad person.
That's what make us different.

N am not telling you that P person is bad person.

It's your heart counting it all.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Penangguhan adalah penafian yang amat dasyat

Mengikut cerita CIS yang aku tengok...or mungkin jugak cerita Bones atau mungkin juga Criminal minds..

Penanguhan adalah penafian yang amat dasyat

Macam jugak kata pepatah Melayu

Bertangguh itu pencuri masa

And oohh yessss, I am among the person who always delays things.

Bak kata kawan saya pula..

CDP 2009 had been forwarded to 2010

N I hope CDP 2010 not forward to 2011

No more delays-postponed-waiting things-

Let's do the BEST this year!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year 2010

Welcome 2010

My first entry for this year
but yet..I had missed a lot of interesting stories last year

What should I say?

I'm heading to Bali

ketemu lagi ya..