Sunday, May 28, 2006

X men 3 and stuffs

Quick update...

X-Men 3, basically sux, not for those who follow the comics or the cartoons. So terpesong the story. 3 characters died! Can you believe it? Including Xavier...darn darn...

Haih, many ppl were dissapointed.

Still worth the watch as it's follow up to X1 and X2.

I prefer Da Vinci or MI3 much more. really expecting something better.


Stuffs, exams next next week, 5th and 7th June.

Haven't really started preparing. Gonna really push myself to study no matter wat!! Gambatte!

Okies. Gud luck ya all and have funz.


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Da Vinci

Here below are the 20 lies in the Da Vinci code:
(taken from:

20 Big Lies in the DaVinci Code
By James A. Beverley
Don’t be fooled. Here are just a few ways Dan Brown’s best-selling book twists and distorts the truth of the gospel.

In a little more than three years The Da Vinci Code has become the best-selling adult novel of all time. It has also become the subject of intense debate among Christians because of its radical claims that undermine basic Christianity.

Why all the fuss over a work of fiction? The answer lies on Page 1, where author Dan Brown asserts that "all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate."

In reality, the novel is a model of inaccuracy in almost every subject it addresses. Critics have noted its mistakes in mathematics, French geography and even the layout of the Louvre. More important, Brown's jarring claims about Jesus, the Bible, secret societies and ritual sex are based on shallow research, sloppy investigation and careless thought. However, given the novel's popularity and the staggering bravado in its tone, it is necessary for Christians to provide a critique of its central blunders. Here are 20 of them.

1.The Bible was invented by Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century.
The Da Vinci Code reports that "Constantine commissioned and financed a new Bible," one that left out the Gnostic texts and included the four traditional Gospels. In fact, Constantine had nothing to do with the making of the Christian canon. He is not even mentioned in the standard Cambridge History of the Bible. The traditional Gospels were recognized by virtually all Christians 150 years before Constantine.

2. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gnostic Gospels are the "earliest Christian records."
Not so. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 and date from 250 B.C. to A.D. 100. However, these documents have virtually nothing to do with Christianity but with various Jewish groups, rituals and ideas before and during the time of Christ.

The Gnostic Gospels offer a twisted and heretical version of the Christian faith, but they didn't come into existence until about a century or more after the death of Christ.

The earliest Christian records are the writings of the New Testament.

3. The Gnostic Gospels present a positive view of the feminine.
The Gnostic texts are said to picture a human, sexualized Jesus who embraced the sacred feminine. Actually, the Jesus presented in the Gnostic material is often simply weird, and the underlying ideology tends to be radically anti-feminine. Consider this bizarre passage from the Gospel of Thomas: "Simon Peter said to them, 'Make Mary leave us, for females don't deserve life.' Jesus said, 'Look, I will guide her to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every female who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of Heaven.'"

4. Early Christians did not believe Jesus was God's Son.
This is a bizarre claim, rooted in either willful ignorance or blindness to the obvious. After 2,000 years, people continue to debate whether Jesus is the Son of God. But what has never been subject to doubt is that early Christians confessed that Jesus is God's Son, as the following Scriptures indicate: "Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God'" (Matt. 16:16); "But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son" (Gal. 4:4).

5. The Council of Nicea (A.D. 325) invented the divinity of Jesus.
Contrary to Brown's claim, the famous church council met to clarify the divinity of Jesus, not create it. There are thousands of references to the divinity of Jesus in Christian literature and archaeology before the Council at Nicea. This includes the hundreds of claims in the New Testament and the witness of early church leaders through the second and third centuries.

6. Jesus was really a pagan or a witch.
No standard reference works on witchcraft ever include Jesus as a witch or pagan. The novel attempts to argue that Jesus was a copycat figure of ancient pagan deities. This view depends on totally ignoring the Jewish context of the life and teaching of Jesus. If Jesus had been a pagan or a witch, this would have been noticed by the Jewish leaders who opposed Him.

7. Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.
The novel claims that there are "countless references" to their union in ancient history and that the topic "has been explored ad nauseam by modern historians." First, there is nothing in the New Testament or other first century material about such a marriage. Second, there is no explicit mention of the alleged marriage in the Gnostic material of the second and third centuries. All we have in the Gnostic material is one reference to Mary as the "companion" of Jesus. That word, however, does not usually mean "spouse" or "wife."

8. Jesus and Mary had a child named Sarah.
The novel claims Mary was pregnant at the time of the death of Jesus. Joseph of Arimathea, her uncle, helped her move to France. There she gave birth to a girl she named Sarah. Mary and Sarah found refuge in the Jewish community in France. We are told that "countless scholars of that era chronicled Mary Magdalene's days in France." This is nothing but historical junk first made popular by the 1982 potboiler Holy Blood, Holy Grail. There are no ancient documents supporting any of these claims, and no scholars of that era chronicled these alleged events.

9. There was a smear campaign against Mary Magdalene in Catholic tradition.
To the contrary, Mary Magdalene receives positive attention in the Bible and in Catholic tradition. In fact, she is regarded as a saint, and her Feast Day is July 22. As a close disciple of Jesus, she was one of the first witnesses of His resurrection. The mistaken view that she was a prostitute did not arise until A.D. 591 when Pope Gregory I confused her with a prostitute mentioned in Luke 7:36-50.

10. A secret society named the Priory of Sion started in 1099 and has protected the bones of Mary Magdalene and documents about the bloodline of Jesus Christ.
This is one of the most significant blunders of The Da Vinci Code. The Priory of Sion was actually started in France on May 7, 1956, by a con artist named Pierre Plantard (1920-2000). The Priory was first a civic organization. In the 1960s Plantard created the mythology of a secret society led by figures such as Isaac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci.

11. Ancient documents about the Priory were discovered in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris in 1975.
The Da Vinci Code refers to these alleged parchments as Les Dossiers Secrets. These documents are not ancient but are actually forgeries done by Philippe de Chérisey (1925-1985), a co-conspirator with Plantard. They were not discovered by the French library in 1975 but were placed there by Plantard in 1967.

Both de Chérisey and Plantard admitted the hoax before their deaths. In fact, Plantard was forced to admit his fraud before Judge Thierry Jean-Pierre in a French court case in September 1993.

12. There are historical lists of the Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion.
Actually, when Plantard invented the Priory of Sion he copied most of his list of Grand Masters from lists of alleged leaders of other groups, such as the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, a secret society founded in America in 1915. Plantard also changed his list of Grand Masters as he adopted different conspiracy theories about his Priory of Sion.

13. The Holy Grail is not the cup used at the Last Supper but the bones of Mary Magdalene.
The novel states that "the quest for the Holy Grail is literally the quest to kneel before the bones of Mary Magdalene. A journey to pray at the feet of the outcast one, the lost sacred feminine."

The Holy Grail legends started about A.D. 1180 and continued through the 19th century. They never involved claims about the bones of Mary Magdalene. Isn't it amazing that no Priory of Sion member has ever given in to the temptation to reveal the location of the bones of Mary Magdalene?

14. The Knights Templar guarded the bones of Mary Magdalene and four huge chests of ancient documents about the bloodline of Jesus Christ and the French kings who descended from Him.
The Knights Templar is a religious military order founded in the early 12th century. Hugues de Payens, a French Knight, led eight comrades in the campaign to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land.

It has never been argued in the historical material about the Templars that they protected either Mary Magdalene or documents about French kings. These claims are the inventions of Pierre Plantard, who declared at one point that he was the descendant of Jesus and the proper heir to the French throne.

15. Leonardo da Vinci was once the Grand Master of the Priory of Sion.
The Priory started 437 years after the death of the great artist. Not one Leonardo da Vinci specialist in the entire world has supported the view that he once headed a pagan sex cult. James Beck of Columbia University calls this "total nonsense." Leonard da Vinci scholars have convened special conferences in order to debunk the novel's false claims about the famous artist.

16. Leonardo da Vinci placed Mary Magdalene next to Jesus in his famous painting The Last Supper.
In da Vinci's time everyone believed that this person was John, the beloved disciple. Renaissance art specialists have always noted that John was painted in a rather effeminate manner. The painting was not meant to reveal the identity of a woman but the tension created among the apostles after Jesus says to them, "'One of you will betray Me'" (Matt. 26:21). Of course, even if da Vinci put a woman next to Jesus in his painting, this would not tell us anything about the real Last Supper more than 14 centuries earlier.

17. The Catholic Church killed 5 million
women during the Witchcraft Inquisition. The women targeted as witches were freethinkers, scholars, priestesses, gypsies, nature lovers, mystics and midwives.

The novel radically misinterprets the nature and scope of the Inquisition. First, both men and women were targeted as witches. Second, the female victims were generally older and were not from any specific class or profession. Third, the deaths totaled no more than 100,000, counting both males and females. Most important, the Inquisition was rooted in the real belief that certain men and women actually worshiped Satan and performed diabolical acts of evil.

18. French President
Francois Mitterand ordered 666 panes of glass in the pyramid at the front entrance to the Louvre.

The novel adopts a false rumor that circulated in French society two decades ago. Mitterand did not order 666 panes of glass to be in the pyramid. In fact, the public relations office at the Louvre informed me that the pyramid actually has 673 panes of glass.

19. Early Jewish as well as Christian tradition involved sex ritualism in worship.
There is not a single hint in the entire Old Testament or in Jewish history that sex rites were part of temple worship. Jewish males did not engage in sex with priestesses in the temple. The word "priestess" is not even used in the Old Testament.

In the novel Jesus and Mary Magdalene are pictured as the ideal participants in an early Christian sex ritual. This wild claim has no basis in history, either in terms of early Christian tradition or even in reference to Gnostic documents.

20. True worship involves sex ritualism.
The Da Vinci Code states that "historically, intercourse was the act through which male and female experienced God" and that "by communing with woman … man could achieve a climactic instant when his mind went totally blank and he could see God."

The Da Vinci Code will bring great harm to every innocent religious seeker who follows its endorsement of sex ritual as the path to God. Brown is surely bluffing in his rhetoric about sex in worship. It is impossible to imagine that he really believes his own novel's ideology.

Would he be willing to participate in the ancient ritual that The Da Vinci Code defends? Would he really recommend this ancient ritual to his wife, family and friends?

In both book and movie form The Da Vinci Code represents a threat as well as an opportunity for Christians. Its danger lies in its strident assertions of falsehoods that undermine basic teachings of the gospel.

Uninformed readers and moviegoers must be made aware of the historical blunders in Dan Brown's claims. At the same time, the novel and movie create an unprecedented opportunity for believers to witness about the reliability of the Bible and its central redemptive message—that the Son of God became flesh, died on the cross and rose again.

Ya other then the lies, I would say it's a good movie, just watch it as how you would take Harry Potter or LOTR, then things would be fine ;)

But be warn, the cinema are so packed with ppl wanting to watch this movie, I had to queue up at both gsc and tgv for the 2nd front row...madness. First time I see a movie this hot...somewhat like LOTR premiere...

Life...once again

Once again life...

After finishing assignments, next comes exams and more revisions after enjoyable!

Yah rite...yet I welcome it more then assignments, finally the word "assigment" is over, poof done for...

Final year project just give me the shivers...*shudders..

Industrial attachment just makes me expect something unexpected coming, programming? VB? SQL? @@

And finally...the exam next month...I do pray hard to God...lemme pass, please I beg thee.

Life...once again in conclusion.

Life...once again

Once again life...

After finishing assignments, next comes exams and more revisions after enjoyable!

Yah rite...yet I welcome it more then assignments, finally the word "assigment" is over, poof done for...

Final year project just give me the shivers...*shudders..

Industrial attachment just makes me expect something unexpected coming, programming? VB? SQL? @@

And finally...the exam next month...I do pray hard to God...lemme pass, please I beg thee.

Life...once again in conclusion.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Lifeline Camp 2006

The most exciting moment of the trip:

Where the bus left only an inch with the other car while trying to move out from the botanical gardens, it was basically stucked, and forcing its way out...

hehe, till the bus driver is smart enuff to come out and reverse the car for the person. Talk about entertaiment, lol..

So there it is the camp pics! Go here for the full list from richard's blog:

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Most likely getting an internship at Intel, the place where my eldest sis work. I'm hoping so much for it, and finally it came true now.

The interview was hard, professional, and serious at the same time light hearted. The clothes they wear, jeans and shirts, typical IT employees in a company. Yet the words they speak, just show you how small you can be as a fresh graduate.

Waiting for their 2nd confirmation soon. Thanks to those who have encourage me and have advise me not to give up on it. I was really thinking I'll not get it after the face to face interview...

Here are some of the questions they asked:
"Can you tell us more about yourself?(technical background)"

"We know that your sis works here, so what did she said about Intel? What do you personally think about this company?"

"If you were to implement a banking system, what are the problem that you will face?"

"If it's security, how do you fix that?"

"You mentioned here you went for a student development program, how did the critical thinking helped you?"

"How do you keep up with the latest IT technology? Can name us a few?"

"What are your most favourite subjects? And why?"

"How are you going to structure your project using VB?"

"So you are doing a cinema ticket purchasing kiosk, how are you going to enable multiple users? That it will not clash with other users at the same time?"

The lady finally told me:"Don't blame us, your sis asked us to shoot you as many questions as we can..."

And we all ended up laughing, lol.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Assignments due-ing....

Assignments due soon, and I'm like going to Lifeline camp this friday. I just hope I can make it, with it being done soon.

*Prays hard...

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Qbar till 2.30am yesterday. I don't usually clubbing, but somehow something popped up and I went. Had my first real dance in a club, which usually I'm too shy to do so...I would just sit there miserably and watch everyone dance, which is kinda, depressing.

Had a great time, and learn some moves from my friend. Yea, I know Qbar sux, with its bad variety of songs sometimes. One day, maybe we'll go Bangsar? Hmm...

I find clubbing ok, as long as you mix with those you know, and go with your friends. I've seen strangers talking to strangers, guys to girls that they don't know, and that makes me feel uncomfortable. Which club doesn't have that anyway? As they say, most ppl go to clubs to find sex, which is rather true.

But dancing! Makes you lose those joints and gives you a good sleep with that tired bones of yours. And haha yea, looking at those "cun" chicks is rather nice, but roy disagree, saying college chicks are more cun, especially those in the pools, lolness.


And yea about SCT nite, don't ask me about it, it really sux to the max, period.


Starting my Saturday, probably with assignments as usual... :)

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

hmm hmm

Just a quick update. Preparing myself for moral exam later at 3.30 to 5pm

Darn I hate LAN subjects. Why the heck are we supposed to take them nyway? Better we concentrate on our academic subjects rite? Who is here with me?? hmm?

I'm so so gonna take a break watching pyramid and go swimming after this. Moral sucks!!

Just lemme graduate faster.

Anyway, got 55 for my database assign! yeepee! Highest in class, didn't expect lansung. Well upon 100 that is, and the lecturer was quite mad at our whole class overall performace, he say it was terrible. T.T

told you uop was tough. Darn. Why why!!