Nov 6, 2015

Timing

Even when on the car we can write and share something, that's how cool today's technology is.

It strikes me how good the timing was when I received my sponsorship to study in Melbourne, some thing I might share about or at least keep a record. Who knows might interest some.

Here is the experience: I applied for the scholarship during my study break just after my alevel. Before that the happiest thing was receiving my spm with disbelief; my sis and my mom were there at my secondary school ssi with me. Back from toilet they came and told the result was out; I rushed to my form teacher got the result. got 1B for my Chinese which was expected ;the level of marking was high, only two of them get As of not mistaken.

Jump to the part where I used my spm result to apply for my scholarship at first ; even went for the interview in rural Johor ; met my class mates there , none of us got it in the end.

After my alevel , one day at the condo we used to stay in, the officer called me and announced that I got the sponsorship for engineering course. Since about a month ago I sent them my application and I waited and waited; seamlessly long period.

She asked me "are you Bon ping Cheng ?" " yes I am" " I want to let you know that we had accepted your application " I still can remember the joy I had from tho simple call ; " really?" I asked with disbelief, last time I was still not used to unbelievable event. Thus the reaction.

What was incredible is not the news , it was the timing. One week ago , I got the Coe from Melbourne Uni , recently I got one from university of Queensland ; " do you have your Coe ?" Asked the officer cik Akmal, "yes i do" "which university ." " Melbourne Uni and also UQ." " in that case we would only sponsor UQ considering the Uni fees and living cost in Queensland wold be cheaper" " sure.. Ohh I remembered we just paid for the deposit at Melbourne Uni "

Hence that's how the whole process were.
Pls remember time frame of occurs car are he following : applied for university two weeks ago; paid the deposit one week ago; applied for scholarship two year ago plus a reminder letter one month ago;got the acceptance call today and off to Melbourne in a week time !

This event happened 6 years ago. Back then performance was more unpredictable.

Sorry many I in this passage coz the story was about me , can't say he got to the toilet and...already tried minimizing them.
Sent from my iPhone

[AUDIO] 沟通与连结

[VIDEO]Yong Peng: Pass By- 06/11/2015




You can take good quality pictures

Sometimes is not what you do, is the motivation behind. Reading some comments online criticizing people who take many photos before uploading one onto Instagram . Selecting the best quality picture to share with the followers had nothing wrong if you are in an artist perspective. A movie director would select the best scene as the end product of a movie. The process is a fine tuning continuous learning journey . It is good for the creator who could grow in terms of skill. One can't justify it to be wrong only if the act of taking picture many times just to ran followers ; the Australian model was wrong because her attitude towards asking her sister to take photo is rude.Other than that I think taking time to create a good quality masterpiece of pictures conforms to my moral boundary. And also her capability of taking pressure is a limiting factor of how well she can carried her self in the real world with wide range of audience. If she can handle the goods and bads of the consequences of being a model ten she has no reason to discourage others to not taking good pictures on Instagram ; I see a lot of instagramers taking good quality pictures of their surrounding and of their life with serves good purpose . The followers could get a sense of blissfulness by just looking at those pretty pictures .

Dinner at London's Chinatown

Quiet night.
It is when memories are brought in.

Remember the time we went to London as for the point of departure for our European Tour. We dropped by this Malaysian operated restaurant in the Chinatown. 4 of us entered the restaurant, checking out the menu, deciding whether to dine in. After a while we sat down and ordered our food, the owner then told us that each of us have to have a minimum order of 7 to 8 pounds to dine in. The way he put it is a little harsh. We know he is not lacking of customers, and he knows even better. Anyway dad insisted us to stay instead of looking around.

Looked around the shop, it is not big, it only fits in a few tables, each table can accommodate 4 to 5 people. Though it is a corner lot, in heart of the chinatown in London. The flow of the people is non-stop, in this busy town area, the rental must be high.

The manager then came by to chat with us, this time with more sincerity" i know you are from Malaysia." "how do you know?"  "from the way you talk. Because i'm from Malaysia too." "which part of Malaysia." " JB" "I used to work in JB for sometime..."
then the conversation started. We learnt that the rental there was 6 figure in pounds which is sky high, no wonder they are quite tense up, obviously need a lot of skills managing the business there. The manager told us when he first came to London, he always got scolded by the customers. And as time goes by, by learning the hard way, he endures and improved, the end results is as seen today.

Meanwhile talking, an ang mo couple came in, and there is no more place , the manager asked them to sit up stairs, but they refused, so they went off. Before they went off i heard  the guy saying something "trash you." or something similar, which is an indication of rudeness. which startle the mindset of perfect gentleness of UK citizen, maybe it is just London.

After some chat, the manager gave us a 10% discount on our dinner, we thanked him gratefully. It is not about the discount, it is about the gesture, imagine when you meet someone from your hometown in a foreign country, a simple gesture like this is simply appreciable.

Well maybe i will pay a visit in the future. Hopefully the shop is still there, considering the kind of rental they have to pay.
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