Sunday, 19 June 2016

be strong, don't plead other's mercy or reasoning

I recently bought Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath and learned new things or new perspectives.

But for today, I would share with you one thing I learned from a Malaysia military blog.

“Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia did not modernise his military with false sense that diplomacy, ie the participation of Ethiopia as a founding members to League of Nations guaranteed his country from being invaded.
He was proven wrong when Bennito Mussolini’s Italy invaded Ethiopia.

He was wrong again when the Leagues of Nations did not raise a finger.

He was wrong again when the United States had a Marine officer with an observer status witnessing the Italian invasion.

So to was Poland. They believed that their military treaty with United Kingdom would protect them from German invasion.

They were wrong. The Germans invaded.

They thought the British would send military reinforcement. They were wrong. The British retreated to the beach of Dunkirk and beyond.”

One quote from Wikiquote :

It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy; power is enough.

Only the weak rely on diplomacy.

This is why the weak are so deeply concerned with the democratic principle of the sovereign equality of states,  as a means of providing some small measure of equality for that which is not equal in fact.

Coming from a developing country, I was trained extensively in international law and diplomacy and mistakenly assumed that the great powers, especially the United States, also trained their representatives in diplomacy and accepted the value of it.

But the Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States. 

Diplomacy is perceived by an imperial power as a waste of time and prestige and a sign of weakness.

        Boutros Boutros-Ghali, as quoted in Unvanquished : A U.S. - U.N. Saga (1999), p. 198.

I started not giving a damn about criticism from the Main-Cons during work.

Even my boss says "Just ignore".

Sometimes with people, there's no need for reasoning or pleading for mercy.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

pravda vitezi

Photo of pressure test

Ok time to write something serious than the previous post.

This writing is inspired after I read few entries from here:-

I remember back during 2013, when I was "lost"

I quit the job. Ended a relationship with someone. Found serious shit with family life.

During those time, almost daily, I read Imam Ghazali "Ihya Ulumiddin".

And I read mathematics, particularly Godel Incompleteness Theorem.

I remember that time, I discussed with someone named about it
Read the comment section of this entry.

And I felt reading maths and religion, well in a way, relieves the tense and pressure.
In a way.

Just my take on why it does.

Because pravda vitezi = truth prevails

The photograph on the front cover is of Czechoslovakia's first president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

 As the principal founding father of Czechoslovakia, Masaryk was regarded in a way similar to the way George Washington is regarded in the United States. 

(Even to this day, Czechs alike regard him as a symbol of democracy.)

The liner notes for the album jacket depicts the funeral of an old man, with the words "pravda vítězí" (truth prevails) adorning the coffin. The statement is the motto of the Czech Republic


My leg is still in pain, but I continue to work on project site.

The project is in delay, pressure mounting, overbearing crisis, stupid sarcastic mouths, etc.

Recently boss removed 1 of the site staff. Discipline issue.

And throughout this 2-3 weeks, I had numerous argument with my boss, the Koreans, basically everybody.

I think just last Friday, when my boss was criticizing and angry at me over something, I just whatsapp personally to him, to just let me resign.

He screwed me back saying that he was just commenting.
 "Tegur saja tak boleh?"

Basically working life is shitty and full of pressure.

I didn't read religion things nowadays, as I felt really pissed off with the logic of religion during this shit hours

Well here I am getting screwed in life while those people are getting better life than mine.

And what I did was,

Since the pressure test that I'm doing is a 6 hours test (but with higher pressure than the one in picture),

I scheduled the time to start at 3 pm and ends at 10pm (other shit had to be done in the peak hours),

And during the time after 7pm - 10 pm

I waited alone to wait for the end readings,

and read about Archimedes.

This is the thing I actually read.

You can download it and print it.

I just go through slowly abou this book, I'm still in the early chapter, "Archimedes in relationship with his predecessor".

I just forget about worklife, those religion people who just noisily preach, all other shit things,

and just focus about understanding the maths.

Because maths, is all about a certain truth.

Only philosophers say 2 + 2 = 5, math does not twist and try to give excuses.

Only that

Truth is like maths.

Its tedious and have to be understood step by step.

Its hardship resembles life's hardship as well.

But in this world where people bullshits, reasons with excuses, talk sarcastically, screwing with unjustified reasons,

Truth is a relief.

Its a relief to know at least something in this life is truthful to you.

Its a relief to know pravda vitezi.

That's why Ihya Ulumiddin by Imam Ghazali is a success, although a lot of the haditths inside is not authentic.

If you read one, this Imam Ghazali handles religion like maths.

Step by step and logical.




There was no update on this Tumblr/blog for quite some time.

Reason being, if I wasn’t working on Sunday, I would bring my wife to cybercafe near our new house in Subang, and we would shoot each other in CounterStrike : Condition Zero for hours.

Its unfortunate she couldn’t play Defense Of The Ancient DOTA but that doesn’t matter much.

We would start shooting each other in the de_dust map for few rounds before playing in other maps.

With 32 bots accompanying us, of course.

One tip playing games with your wife is, don’t teach her all the tricks.

My cheeky wife likes to buy the heavy 5000 dollar machine gun, hence she will lose a lot of money on earlier rounds, resorting to AK47.

I never told her my weapon though. Never.

When we got tired, I would surf, she would play either The Sims or Need For Speed.

Then we would wrapped up our session with food splurge at Mamak Stall (it is basically a food stall, where you are served by Indian Muslims ie, Mamak) nearby.

Yes we have relocated from Kajang to Mutiara Subang U5 area. 

No photo of her playing because she slapped me hard, angry for trying to expose her photo.

She's playing Track Mania now as I write this.

Hate, hate your enemies
Save, save your friends
Find, find your place
Speak, speak the truth

Update 4/6/2016 10:00pm at Cybercafe with wife :-

Continue the session after break for prayer

She's watching Malaysian drama Mak Cun on Youtube

I'm watching this.

Dittohead - Slayer (Instrumental Cover)by Mithun Poonjari

Himouto! Umaru-Chan Ep. 10-11-12 English Sub. HD