Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pack for the vacation stay...

Finally, all my papers are done on last Friday 27 Apr 2007 11am. Hehe... feel so great that the semester is finally over... all results are in God's hand. Learning to be thankful and grateful for all things He gives us. Hehe...

Has been watching this Japanese anime called "Daiku Maryu Gaiking". Consist total of 39 episodes, I have watched till episode 31 now. Hehe... 8 more to go... haha... it is a new version of what I have watched during my young age... really young... kindergarten time. Hehe... my bro and I "discovered" all the cartoons of the past... those cartoons we watched when we are in our kindergarten. Haha... Force Five series... Gaiking, Grandizer, Starvengers... and two more... these are Japanese cartoons. US bought them over from Japan and "make them speak English" Haha... For this Daiku Maryu Gaiking, it is in Japanese though... but got English translation, (that's how I manage to continue to watch... :D)

This morning I took a look at JavaScript and learning how to write javascript codes... for the sake of my HYP. Haha... also... some interesting programming language I wish I can learn are C++, Perl, Ruby, LaTex and also J3EE (which I mention I could learn during my December holiday, but don't manage too coz can't understand haha... this time will try again haha... if I willing to install NetBeans) haha...

Anyway... need to pack my things as I got a different room for my vacation stay. Hehe... it is at B1... hmm what if I exchange with my bro who got level 7... but I am a person scare of height de... also... will there b people checking? Haha... I have been living in 3rd floor... and... B1... discuss again with ya, bro... haha...

Yesterday we had a family fellowship at our brother Peter's house hehe... and we have time for sharing, singing and praying. Hehe... joyful time hehe... but some of the brothers and sisters are sick and they requires our prayers... hehe... will tell myself not to forget about them in my prayer de... may God continues to bless His children...

Please pray for me that I will not waste my 3 months holiday. Pray that I can prepare my heart to be used by God always... and I always have the fear that I can't teach. I have the fear that I will make mistakes and causing the listener to misunderstand what I have said, thus fall or bcum reluctant on hearing God's word. It always haunt me that I can only be a listener coz I can't speak well... if you ask, I can answer... but if you ask me to teach, I can feel some kinda resist force... think I have not overcome my old self... and my fear to speak... please pray that for me to gain victory over my old self... think this is an example of fear of man too... :~(


Don't know... I just afraid to speak... from young, everytime I speak, I fear that I sin against anyone beside me (or anyone listened to what I have said)... sometime I speak normally, but ppl thought that I am raising my voice... I have experienced that too myself thus I know how the listeners feel when they heard what I said... "what this guy raising his voice for when I just ask him a question?!" or "What's this person angry for?", but I... I just speaking normally "according to me"... so everytime I try to "soft" my voice down... but I was forgetful sometime... and make the old mistake thus... everyone will thod I am hot-tempered and always looking for quarrel... but that's not what I want... haiz... that's why I think the best resort is to keep myself quiet... and this has been a bad effect to me now...

Also, I afraid to stand in front of others to speak... including praying among brothers and sisters... I usually pray in my heart or when I alone... but with some brothers and sisters, I don't know why I can't pray.... always finding excuses to pass my turn (really a very very bad example for a Christian >:( )... haiz... really sad and disappointed on myself... so... this holiday I will continue to pray to God regarding this problem that I have been facing since young... need to overcome my old self... :) and I believe (have faith) that God is there for me and He will cure this problem of mine. :P

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

God is my King

Standing on... two more papers on 26th 1pm and 27th 9am and I am done with this semester. Yeah! However, there are some people who haven't finish their paper and I will continue to pray for them. I know that feeling... from last semester when my last paper was the 2nd last day of the exam weeks. Haha... last semester, I had the feeling of eagerness to get the paper done with eventhough I know that I hadn't prepared myself. Just because I saw a lot of my friends finish their exams... and sadly to say, I was being "jealous". How sinful my heart is grumbling against God like that... He has been patient and kind, knowing that I have not fully prepared myself... thus giving me more time to study... but I have not make full use but complained.

This time, I have only 3 papers... but work very hard during the semester for my CS3215 which resembles 2 papers. Haha... well... really relieved to get that off my back. And I am giving that to my God, no matter what is the score, I shall always be thankful to Him as He has brought me through that module, although I knew that my team has 19 errors. Hehe... exchange for lessons that I learnt to depend on Him. (A lot of deadlines to meet this semester)

Anyway, in the midst of my exam weeks and continue to work hard, brothers and sisters. Don't extinguish your love and faith towards God. He is real and merciful. He has been working in my life all along and He will work in your life too. Have faith on God and pray earnestly and faithfully.

Done MA1101R on Monday and it was quite a tough paper. Haha... anyway I expect it to be hard. However, I like the contents and also the lecture, not to say the lecturer too. Haha... Dr. Victor Tan. Nice lecturer (and a good test setter too... good in the sense... challenging). Haha.... Lieng and Yunn, if you get to see this post, it is the lecture we two brought you on an Monday evening de. Haha... bet you two dun remember that le I guess, haha... Linear Algebra I hehe... should I continue to take Linear Algebra II? Hmm the only part I don't like is the proving haha... lots of proving here... will see what to take for my breadth next semester hehe... or next next semester. Haha...

Wow... next year is my final year... Year 4 starting this year's August! Thank God for bringing me through all these years... it has been a wonderful and fruitful experience... learning to depend on God... hehe... without Him, I don't know where am I now... (I would not have come to NUS if it is not for Him, really... you never know how "bad" I am when I was a child or teens, just ask my two brothers, Ngie and Lieng)... haha... anyway, put the past away... it is over and I am a renew person, saved through the salvation, blood of Jesus Christ, son of God, who is so merciful and righteous.

Left with 2 electives (CS4212 or any modules from A7 electives), 1 breadth (non CS modules) and 3 UE (1 of them has to be from A7 electives). Haha... A7 electives are tough... it consists of CS2271 (one of my core), 4 CS4000++ modules and others are CS5000++ le... haha... you can see that I need to take 3 out of 4 CS4000++ modules from this A7 electives (2 if I took CS4212 for one of my electives)... haha... so... 6 modules left... (excluding the HYP)... so 3 per semester. Hehe... so need to see when does those CS4000++ modules being offered... sem 1? sem 2? or both? Hehe... yeah... this is because I have been taking 5 modules per semesters... if one is to take 6 (well, you have a tougher time unless you're smart) modules per semester... by the final year, you could only left with HYP (or 3 CS4000++ modules if you decide not to take HYP)... haha... not an easy journey in SoC. Haha...

Maybe I am wrong, but... this is my thoughts: Uni is not abt degree or grades or marks... it is about the experience you earning here, haha... I think lessons learnt is much more important than degree... coz... now the employment rate is... erm... not sure... not good probably... haha... so... and also everyone can hold a degree... one can even buy a degree as long as you have the money... so... haha... yeah... lessons I learnt most here is how to depend on my God on everything, and also still learning how to be thankful for everything God gives me, and learn not to grumble against Him. Hehe...

Oopz... too long le... better get back to study... hehe...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Take my elevator at your own risk!

All glory to my God as He has carried me through this elevator simulation assignment. I have used statecharts to help with this assignment. Erm... these are the statecharts I have came up with:


Didn't know these statecharts help a lot in understanding and providing which class should provide which methods... but... even with these statecharts... I spent almost like one day writing the codes... haha... Here is a sample of my run.

Haha... well that's all for my assignment. Have submitted. Not sure if I did check for the capacity of an elevator. Haha...

Now is to start revision for the final papers... MA1101R, CS3230 and CS3211. All three need a lot of practices I think, haha... because all my time is used for the CS3215 projects (esp after the midterm break) and wasn't able to catch up with the lessons taught in these modules. Need to buck up le...

For CS3215, we manage to finish our presentations but fail 90 test cases out of 300++ test cases... thank God. Haha... ~73%. However, the mistakes come from the basic queries and it is something that we didn't expect them to fail. Thank God that my supervisor gives us that day to debug. Thus all our teammates gather around our usual meeting place S15 level 3 corridor and start DEBUGGING! Haha... we spent the entire evening... till 8.30pm before we finally finish debug it... well, mayb there are still bugs lurking behind the corner... but it hasn't show up during our final debugging... we spotted quite a lot of mistakes ahha... but we considered it as one accident because we make the wrong assumption (well we didn't try out many source files, haha and we stick with only some source files, that doesn't force the errors in the 90 failed test cases to appear)... hahaha... what a module... really tired... but after that module, it means 2 modules is down. Haha left with 3 modules.

Gonna study hard for the sake my God's name. Yeah! Hehe... He will lead and guide us through and He has been helping us ALL ALONG! Let Him hold our hands and may we continue to walk accordance to His words. God bless all His children and He knows what is the best for us! Christ Jesus, my savior, we just can't stop praising your name!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Elevator simulation with Java concurrency

This is terribly hard... have been thinking about this for consecutive 2 nights (including the day)... cannot don't think about it because it is my CS3211 assignment 2... due on Monday 16 Apr 2359... but I am glad that the CS3215 project is done... YEAH! so happy and very thankful to my God as it is He who bring us through. Leaving that project with just one more thing to do, and that's final presentation and defense on 16 Apr 2-3pm. Need to be very ready for that one esp the defense, so that our penalty can be kept as least as possible. Haha... may God continue to bring us through this.

So... what I do now? Continue to think about this elevator simulator... think think think... thinking very very hard.... thinking till the deadline... :P

Examination dates:
Apr 21 1pm MA1101R
Apr 26 1pm CS3230
Apr 27 9am CS3211

Pray for all those brothers and sisters taking exams, my brother and I. Haha... I will pray for all those brothers and sisters taking exam too.