Sunday, August 29, 2010

stop doing that

will you stop reminding people of their mistakes?
yes everyone knows they have made tonnes of stupid mistakes
but they dont need you to remind them every time..
some people have accepted that they have indeed done wrong in their past
and some people are trying to move on

how can that happen when you keep reminding them that they did wrong!
please only hurts and kills the joy of life.
it might be funny to you..
but for some people it isn't.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

24 Things You Might Be Saying Wrong

i read this article on i thought i could share it with you~

24 Things You Might Be Saying Wrong

  • by Reader's Digest Magazine, on Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:23am PDT
The Reader's Digest Version of all those confusing words and seemingly random rules you missed in English class.

You never mean: Could care less

You always mean: Couldn't care less

Why: You want to say you care so little already that you couldn't possibly care any less. When the Boston Celtics' Ray Allen said, "God could care less whether I can shoot a jump shot," we know he meant exactly the opposite because 1) God has other things on his mind, and 2) God is a Knicks fan.

You might say: Mano a mano

You might mean: Man-to-man

Why: You don't speak Spanish by adding vowels to the end of English words, as a columnist describing father–teenage son relationships seemed to think when he wrote, "Don't expect long, mano a mano talks." Mano a mano (literally, "hand to hand") originated with bullfighting and usually refers to a knock-down, drag-out direct confrontation.

You might say: Less

You might mean: Fewer

Why: In general, use fewer when you're specifying a number of countable things ("200 words or fewer"); reserve less for a mass ("less than half"). So when you're composing a tweet, do it in 140 characters or fewer, not less.

You never mean: Hone in

You always mean: Home in

Why: Like homing pigeons, we can be single-minded about finding our way to a point: "Scientists are homing in on the causes of cancer." Hone means "to sharpen": "The rookie spent the last three seasons honing his skills in the minor leagues." But it's easy to mishear m's and n's, which is probably what happened to the Virginia senator who said, "We've got to hone in on cost containment." If you're unsure, say "zero in" instead.

You might say: Bring

You might mean: Take

Why: The choice depends on your point of view. Use bring when you want to show motion toward you ("Bring the dog treats over here, please"). Use take to show motion in the opposite direction ("I have to take Rufus to the vet"). The rule gets confusing when the movement has nothing to do with you. In those cases, you can use either verb, depending on the context: "The assistant brought the shot to the vet" (the vet's point of view); "the assistant took the shot to the doctor" (the assistant's).

You might say: Who

You might mean: Whom

Why: It all depends. Do you need a subject or an object? A subject (who) is the actor of the sentence: "Who left the roller skates on the sidewalk?" An object (whom) is the acted-upon: "Whom are you calling?" Parents, hit the Mute button when Dora the Explorer shouts, "Who do we ask for help when we don't know which way to go?"

You almost never mean: Brother-in-laws, runner-ups, hole in ones, etc.

You almost always mean: Brothers-in-law, runners-up, holes in one, etc.

Why: Plurals of these compound nouns are formed by adding an s to the thing there's more than one of (brothers, not laws). Some exceptions: words ending in ful (mouthfuls) and phrases like cul-de-sacs.

You almost never mean: Try and

You almost always mean: Try to

Why: Try and try again, yes, but if you're planning to do something, use the infinitive form: "I'm going to try to run a marathon." Commenting on an online story about breakups, one woman wrote, "A guy I dated used to try and impress me with the choice of books he was reading." It's no surprise that the relationship didn't last.

You almost never mean: Different than

You almost always mean: Different from

Why: This isn't the biggest offense, but if you can easily substitute from for than (My mother's tomato sauce is different from my mother-in-law's), do it. Use than for comparisons: My mother's tomato sauce is better than my mother-in-law's.

You almost never mean: Beg the question

You almost always mean: Raise the question

Why: Correctly used, "begging the question" is like making a circular argument (I don't like you because you're so unlikable). But unless you're a philosophy professor, you shouldn't ever need this phrase. Stick to "raise the question."

You might say: More than

You can also say: Over

Why: The two are interchangeable when the sense is "Over 6,000 hats were sold." We like grammarian Bryan Garner's take on it: "The charge that over is inferior to more than is a baseless crotchet."

You almost never mean: Supposably

You almost always mean: Supposedly

Why: Supposably is, in fact, a word—it means "conceivably"—but not the one you want if you're trying to say "it's assumed," and certainly not the one you want if you're on a first date with an English major or a job interview with an English speaker.
You might say: All of

You probably mean: All

Why: Drop the of whenever you can, as Julia Roberts recently did, correctly: "Every little moment is amazing if you let yourself access it. I learn that all the time from my kids." But you need all of before a pronoun ("all of them") and before a possessive noun ("all of Julia's kids").

You might say: That

You might mean: Which

Why: "The money that is on the table is for you" is different from "the money, which is on the table, is for you." That pinpoints the subject: The money that is on the table is yours; the money in my pocket is mine. Which introduces an aside, a bit of extra information. If you remove "which is on the table," you won't change the meaning: The money is for you (oh, and unless you don't want it, it's on the table). If the clause is necessary to your meaning, use that; if it could safely be omitted, say which.

You never mean: Outside of

You always mean: Outside

Why: These two prepositions weren't meant for each other. Perfectly acceptable: "Wearing a cheese-head hat outside Wisconsin will likely earn you some stares and glares (unless you're surrounded by Green Bay Packers fans, that is)."

You might say: Each other

You might mean: One another

Why: Tradition says that each other should be used with two people or things, and one another with more than two, and careful speakers should follow suit: "The three presenters argued with one another over who should announce the award, but Ann and Barbara gave each other flowers after the ceremony." (By the way, if you need the possessive form of either one when writing that business letter, it's always each other's and one another's; never end with s'.)

PLUS: 10 Dos and Don't of Corporate Culture

8 Confusing Pairs

leery, wary: suspicious
weary: tired

farther: for physical distance
further: for metaphorical distance or time

principle: rule
principal: of your school

compliment: nice thing to say
complement: match

continual: ongoing but intermittent
continuous: without interruption

stationary: stands still
stationery: paper

imply: to suggest a meaning
infer: to draw meaning from something

affect: typically a verb, meaning "to act upon or cause an effect"; as a noun, it's "an emotional response"
effect: typically a noun, meaning "something produced," like a special effect; as a verb, "to bring about," as in "to effect change"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

kelas okestra.........

today's orchestra class is again without any trombone parts...
so we trombonists..and tubist..
went to practice chorale works instead,...

now we are taking a break..
so i have got a chance to actually post this..

as u know..well...some of you know..
i like to draw
and i like to draw mermaids the most!

so with this free time i have..i would like to show you
my latest drawing...
of mermaids..

hope you like it,,
do commet


Monday, August 23, 2010

have you ever?

have you ever...

wake up late in the morning,
and panicked because you think that you are late for school/work..
and only realize that you are actually hours early from being late
because it was actually late evening and you just woke up from a nap?

have you ever...

fix yourself a cup of something to drink..
lets say hot coffee,
and you put in extra sugar to make it a bit more sweeter that usual..
but you took your first sip..
you were surprised to find out that
you accidentally added salt instead of sugar!!!!!

have you ever...

wake up in the morning..
as you always do..
took a bath..
dress up for work/school..
and realize that it is actually a Saturday morning......

have you ever....

felt so hungry that you think you can eat three meals at once...
but you end up eating half of your first dish..

have you ever....

felt so sure of something that you know is right..
and you debated with your friends
to defend the truth af that something that you are so sure of...
and your friends finally agree with you..
when you got home..
you realized that you 
are WRONG!!!

have you ever...

gossip about someone with your friends..
and not realize that, that particular someone is standing right behind you............

have you ever....

walk so confidently in front of a crowd..
and slipped..and fell on your face....

have you ever...

dress up in front of a mirror..
and you feel as if you look extraordinarily beautiful/handsome..
and you went to meet up with you friend..
and the first thing that your friend said was..
"what the hell are you wearing?"

have you ever...

got an idea to write about something..
while you were outside with your friends..
and you were really excited to write it and publish it to your blog..
and when you finally got home..
you log on to your blogspot account..
and you completely forgotten what was it that you wanted to write about.......

and when you finally remembered...
you go on and type it down..
and feel that...
what you are writing seems pointless.....
and you just stopped..
and log on to facebook instead..

-Zakian Sulhi-

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tried Something New

there was a PC and Book Fair held at the InTEC Great Hall recently, organized by the TESL students of uitm, i think..there were lots of interesting books that day..they were pretty much cheap as well..
but that is not the main thing here..the thing is..there was a shoe designing competition, where u have to register for RM2..they'll give u a form for each registration..together with the form, is a shoe template, where u need to draw, hand-drawn designs i took the chance and entered the competition...and to my surprise, ppl seems to like my design..huhu..which leads to me submitting three more designs after that..the thing is..i was surprised to find out that i actually enjoyed doing that..i really really not sure if i can win this thing...but i really enjoyed it..=) 

Monday, August 16, 2010

happy birthday

i have not updated my blog with my thoughts lately
i guess it is due to lots of assignments and tests and classes and group discussions..
etc etc etc

i really want to write again.
to be able to pour my heart out
but i can't seem to be able to put much words together
to create beautiful scentences anymore..
well for now that is..i hope..

here are some pics of my birthday celebration
with baskin 31 robbins genting peeps..

actually its more of the pic of my bday cake
the rest of the photos are with other ppl..
since i was the subject of the pictures of the day..hahaha

here are some photos of my stay at genting

kak umey opening the doors for me

bukak puasa...i like this!

i think she looks nice in this photo
maiza umey hermy zakian