Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Maths Is Actually Quite Cool

In a room with 30 people a gambler makes a wager: "I bet there are at least two people in this room with the same birthday -- day and month."
What is the gambler's chance of winning this bet? Surprisingly, it turns out to be better than 70%!

Check it out, at Numb3rs!

Monday, September 28, 2009


OK let's not get carried away. No, Kolej MARA Banting is not the most comfortable place in the world. No, no, no. It's just that right now, I feel so very proud of my college for doing so well in the Merdeka celebration competitions that was held from 26th to 27th September, 2009. This morning the results were announced; KMB swept the choir, pidato, poster, multimedia competition for first prize, and the sketsa and deklamasi sajak for second place.
I joined the choir, and it was so fun! I would say that it would have sucked if we hadn't won, because it seems like all the other colleges (9 of them: all the Kolej MARA and Kolej Profesional MARA) didn't understand what the meaning of "Nyanyian Lagu Patriotik Berkumpulan" was: only 3 groups were actual choirs; the rest were singing karaoke and dancing and prancing about; it was so funny! In the end I think it was only 3 groups competing seriously; I am so happy that KMB came out tops!
More pictures on the amazing FaceBook... XD

Tomorrow, I return to the college: my home away from home. Really, I do feel like it's almost my third home, because I miss my friends, my comfortable routine, and tennis. XD

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Time Travel Again? Nooooo

Holidays, don't we all love holidays? This time I have more than two blessed weeks of holidays because of Hari Raya! A few days ago I watched "13 Going On 30", "17 Again", "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and "Monsters, Inc" on the computer, heheh.

"13 Going On 30" was very sweet because I learnt to not take friends for granted, and "17 Again" was funny and heart-warming because I learnt to not take your loved ones for granted. These two movies are similar, I supppose, but their methods of "time travelling" are opposite; one 13-year-old girl goes forward in time to see how her life would be at 30 years old, whereas the other is a 40-year-old man becoming his 17-year-old self, but still in the same time zone, which would make more sense because they don't change the past, per se, but the present and future. Time is such an abstract thing, like a whole dimension, that's why I find movies that go to the past to change something, do not follow the rules. Like "Back To The Future", or "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban", or "Lost"... anyway, those were two sweet movies that you should watch. The other two monster movies were... funny and animated but nothing learnt there. XD (by the way, Zac Efron with the long curly hair looked like Rafael Nadal heheheh)

On the other hand, I watched "UP" last week. It was so beautifully done; I think it is one of my favourite movies because it has such deep themes despite its illogical sequence of events. Must watch!

Happy holidays to myself...!!