October 23, 2010

Something Big Is Going to Happen

What is it, you ask? XD Before you can make sense of it all, let me bring you back 2 months into the past..

It was a fine afternoon. Birds chirping in the air, cars driving by slowly as if there's not a worry in the world. And there I was, with my mom at the steering wheel, driving to the nearby town from our house.

"Hey mom," I said, "I have the strangest feeling.."

My mom replied, "Really? What?"

"I don't know..," I said while tilting my head. It's a bad habit when I say "I don't know", you see. "I just have a feeling that something BIG is gonna happen in my final year!!"

My mom chuckled. "Nah, you're just excited to go back to uni. And it's your final year. Study hard ok?"

I just smiled and enjoyed the car ride...


Now back to the present, not only one big thing has happened, but a few! Here they are, as I recall them:


On the first day of uni, I woke up with a very very freaking terrible backache! Just bending my body a little felt like a few hammers hitting my spine all at once! >.< Moving about with such a condition was a very horrible experience.. I had to pull out from a Frisbee Competition and not take part in any sports for a good 2 to 3 weeks.

Apart from that, I had to go to classes and prepare materials for Big Event No. 2...


On the 2nd day of uni, the uni's Music Society gathered together to organize the biggest event in my uni's history! It's 10th Anniversary Celebration! And we had a fun fair to spring to life! Hooray huh? But the workload was intense!

I was assigned as the Head of Graphics for that project, and boy was it a daunting task! @@ I had no time to revise anything from class and I couldn't do much research for my academic projects.. But the good things that came out from it were that I really outperformed myself by making a humongous stage backdrop for the event, and had a team of very very surprisingly gifted and dedicated graphic designers! Thank God for letting me work with such a team!! =D

The event overall was a success and it was great to see our hard work bear fruit ^^.


Hohoho.. Lo and behold, the ultimate projects of my degree..!! I'm undergoing a lot of stress preparing materials for my big Final Year Project and Laboratory Session.. So far, there's not much going on.. And that's not cool.. Better hurry up!! >.<


As of now, I am thinking of submitting T-Shirt designs for a few clubs. The designs are in my head, and ready to be put on Photoshop. =) Only problem is.. I really can't find time to do this! D:

Just recently, I learned that the Nature Club's T-Shirts were ruined. The shirt manufacturers did not produce good T-Shirts and the printing was peeling off.. Talk about quality control there.. So, one of the committee members, who is also my classmate, asked me to submit my design since I told them I had one in mind. Well, that made me kinda happy that I could use my design, but I was more sad because the club's T-Shirts were ruined. =(

Anyhow, I had to come up with a new design for the Nature Club T-Shirt because my previous design was too complicated to work on. I have finished it, and I do wish to hear positive feedback from the committee. :) I didn't take too long on it, so I have sufficient time for my FYP.

In fact I'd like to put a Big Event No. 5, but I don't think it's appropriate to put it here. =P I guess that this year is gonna be a BIG year with more BIG events to come!!! Looking forward to it!! =D

October 18, 2010

God Vs. Science

I found this on a friend's blog, and it's very insightful. Please take some time and read this. =)

God Vs Science

'Let me explain the problem science has with religion.'

The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.

'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'

'Yes sir,' the student says.

'So you believe in God?'

'Absolutely. '

'Is God good?'

'Sure! God's good.'

'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'


'Are you good or evil?'

'The Bible says I'm evil.'

The professor grins knowingly. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'

'Yes sir, I would.'

'So you're good!'

'I wouldn't say that.'

'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?'

The student remains silent. 'No, you can't, can you?', the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?'

'Er..yes,' the student says..

'Is Satan good?'

The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'

'Then where does Satan come from?'

The student falters. 'From God'

'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?'

'Yes, sir..'

'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'


'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'

Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?'

The student squirms on his feet. 'Yes.'

'So who created them?'

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. 'Who created them?' There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. 'Tell me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'

The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'

The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'

'No sir. I've never seen Him.'

'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'

'No, sir, I have not..'

'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?'

'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'

'Yet you still believe in him?'


'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?'

'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'

'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '


'And is there such a thing as cold?'

'Yes, son, there's cold too.'

'No sir, there isn't.'

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.' You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can get down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat.. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'

'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'

'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young man?'

'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can you explain how?'

'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains. 'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.' 'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.' 'Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?'

'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.'

'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided. 'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.' The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into laughter. 'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.' 'So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'

'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?' Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'

To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'

The professor sat down.

If you read it all the way through and had a smile on your face when you finished, mail to your friends and family with the title 'God vs. Science'

PS: the student was Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein wrote a book titled God vs. Science in 1921.

October 6, 2010

Mega Project Part 2

Hello bloggers. The big project I was working on has been completed and I am looking forward to seeing it for real. And nope, it's not a poster. It's a stage backdrop. So yeah, it's huge. Sorry for the confusion in my earlier post =P.

Apart from myself, I have a group of talented graphic designers under me for the 10th Anniversary Celebration preparations. I must say, they are all very very talented and have not failed to impress me with their work - banners for that day. Thank you, Graphics Team!! I love you all! XD

For safety reasons, I will not post any pics of the banners or backdrops. =P

Cheers everyone!

October 1, 2010

Mega Project

First week of uni has started, and boom! I have a packed timetable, or so it seems. Right now I have to find time to wisely choose an optional module for my 1st semester. That ain't so hard right?

Guess what? I've been assigned to complete a Mega Art Project. For the first time in my life, I am making a very humongous poster for an upcoming event in uni - 10th Anniversary Fun Fair. Yeah, you'd be thinking: Cool!! There's a fun fair! Well yes! There'll be lots of fun for the guests, but its' not that fun for the people preparing for the event, that includes me. >.>

I'm under a lot of stress just because of this mega project, but at the same time I am happy to take the challenge as I get to see myself surpass some of my limits in art. =D