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Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013: Year in review, part 4 – September to December

And here’s part 4, the last one!

I flew back to France on the 31st of August. Upon reaching Nice, I met up with my friends, and we went to the beach and walked around town a bit. Then I spotted this photo opportunity:

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I call this photo “Malaysian in France”

2013: Year in review, part 3 - Summer

Hello, here’s part 3 of my series of blog posts that I should have written earlier. Vive la procrastination!

This post is mostly going to be photos that I took during the summer holidays which I spent in Malaysia. I spent some time in KK as well as in KL.
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The weather was excellent (though a bit warm)

I got to see my family, and all my siblings were together for the first time since Abang Faisal’s wedding. Here’s a photo of myself with Abang Faruq and Abang Fadhil in front of Aunty Parimala’s father’s house:

2013: Year in review, part 2 - February to April

Hello again,

In part one, I’d mentioned things from December 2012 and from January 2013. I then looked in my Gmail archives to jog my memory about what I was doing from February till the summer, and I found mostly chats with my team mates discussing the two projects that we had at the time (DeVINT and Myrmes for OGL – outil de gestion de logiciel). No surprise there, I guess. I was really really busy and stressed out in semester 2.

Ah, that reminds me about what I did sometime around April of this year to de-stress: I went to Amsterdam! With Ariff and Afif and three other guys! Good thing I did, because the holiday really helped. I probably would have gone crazy without a nice relaxing break. This time, we went to Madurodam to see the Netherlands in miniature. I got to take plenty of photos of Domokun on holiday that day. We also went to Keukenhoff to see the colourful, pretty tulips. Here are some photos:

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That’s one big spread (It’s called a Rijsttafel). It consisted of nasi kuning, rendang daging, ayam melaka, tempe goreng, satay, kerabu mangga, ayam goreng, sambal telur, sambal olek, sambal tempe, sayur lodeh, kacang panjang masak sambal, acar timun, keropok udang, keropok vegetarian.

Well, I guess that concludes the first half of the year, because I don’t think anything special happened between my return from Amsterdam and my return to Amsterdam again in June before heading to Malaysia for the summer holidays.

So that’s it for part 2, next up is part 3, perhaps the last in this series of long overdue blog posts.

2013: Year in review, part 1 - December 2012 and January

It’s 3:22 am, but I’m not sleepy yet. I’ll sleep in tomorrow. Right now I’m listening to Ana Tijoux’s album “1997” while I write about the happenings in 2013.

Now, let’s see, where do I start? I’m trying to think back to January to remember if anything note-worthy happened, but I’m drawing a blank. I have seriously NO remembrance of the first month of this year. Apart from that I was probably busy doing some project or other. 

Semester Three at Polytech Sophia


I was having trouble falling asleep, so here I am updating my blog. Just as well, seeing as how I haven’t written anything other than project reports for school for a while.
Besides, 2013 is nearly out, so I guess I’ll just make up for the lack of posts by giving a quick update of the stuff that happened this year.
Last time I posted, I was psyched about the second semester. Well, the semester was OK, though some of the projects were a bit stressful at times. But semester 2 is over now – in fact, I’m just about done with semester 3 (just the exams in January left).
This semester was hard. The subjects were harder, and there’s always something to hand in every other week (even as of right now, I have two reports to finish up for handing in January when school reopens). The subjects I had this semester:


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Second semester at Polytech Nice-Sophia

Hello world,

In this post, I’m going to tell you about the cool subjects I’m taking this semester in my Computer Science course at Polytech Sophia. Right now I’m in the middle of the first week of the new semester, so I still haven’t encountered all the subjects yet, (and I can’t guess what they are from the cryptic acronyms on the time table). So far though, all the classes I’ve been to are really interesting, and all the lecturers are awesome!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Some things I've learnt so far in life

As I sit here trying to put into words some of the important lessons that I’ve learnt, I realize that a lot of them are quite complicated. They are also quite interconnected and relate to each other, but I’m not sure that I can be both coherent and brief, so for the sake of brevity, here they are, presented individually: