Time flies, I had been here for like half year already.
It feels like I actually did nothing much here for this half year. But then when I think back, I actually learnt quite a lot of things.
Studying abroad is not as easy as you think.

First you need to adapt to the culture, and then the people, then the weather. And the list goes on and on and on!

Poof! here is what I did for this half year.

August, 2008

The first week I arrived here, things are great. Great weather, great people. And great scenery here. I found that I start to love this country. Love the wont-make-you-sweaty sun here. I tried to explore as many places as I can here because I am that kind of butt itchy people who likes to see new things and experiences new things.

September, 2008

I felt that I cant leave myself out of sport here, so I start to train with the track & field team here in UBC. Much surprise, I cant perform well here due to the cold weather that I hadn't been used to. I always finish the training the last one and I tell myself I must do better each time.
But when the weather turning colder, my lungs cant take it anymore. When I am trying to sprint, I will experience serious pain in my lungs.
So I told my coach
"Coach, I promise I will do better and I will come back next year to join you"
And he said
"Go do it boy, I know you can do it!"
And FYI, the team itself have some Olympic candidates. I know I can improve a lot by joining the team.
And one more thing, I am the only Chinese in the team, thats why I told myself I need to do better when I am ready.

October, 2008

One month pass again and its near Autumn, the leaves had turned red and the scenery is just wonderful here. The temerature drop to 2°C sometimes and I had decided to stop running outdoor. I got to know a lot of friends and senior here and had a lot of outing this time. I feel alive.

November, 2008

The first ever Halloween customes party in my life. Its really fun to see people dressing in different way on the street. I mean how often will you see robin and batman are standing in front of you? Or how often can you see the "invinsible" man standing visible in front of you?
Its a great day and I decided that I will turn myself into a girl next year.

15 December, 2008

It snowed really a lot this year. I had the very first snow in my life. Its wonderful, but it makes you hard to walk in the same time.

20th December 2008

I snowboarded for the very first time in my life and it was fun! I promised myself that I will tried it every year and I want to master snowboard before I finish my study.

22 December 2008

The first Dong Zhi away from home. I realize that I actually going to spent some of the important Chinese festival without family for four years. Including Chinese New Year. I felt sad because its what shown inside the picture, you can eat what you suppose to eat during the festival, but you wont have the feeling of home and reunion with you.

December, 2008

Frustration strikes me hard. I had my very first sex here in UBC.
Not with people. But with my English course. I failed first year english course here. It fucked me really hard and once I thought that I cant wake up from the pain. But now I realize that without challenges, life is not worth a live.

end of December 2008
end of December 2008

end of December 2008
end of December 2008

end of December 2008

I went to visit Toronto and Montreal during winter break and it was awesome. The trip worth it because its fun to see that how much your friends had changed and surprisingly, some of them change a lot, in both attitude and their weight.

January 2009

First Chinese New Year without family was hard. I found myself in a deep depression that time. And I am longing for the smell called home so much. Some other things also happen during that time. Thank to my senior. She counselled me and I feel so much better right now. At that point of my life, I told myself "Come on! live a little!"

Then I said, I will never let other worry about me again

February, 2009

I had so much fun during the spring break, and it was the first time ever I went to a casino. It totally was a fantastic experience because we (or she alone?) hit the jackpot that night. I felt lucky that day. By the way, the money won was just enough for pop corn and coke. Because the money betted wasn't much but it does triple up the money. Anyway, I felt contented because I ticked one more thing in my to-do-list.
I hate this, I really hate this
Sometimes I am really wonder how much time is actually reserved for myself.

I spent too much time for others.

Darn it.
I just watched "The Dark Knight" in IMAX cinema.
I must say that it is a great movie. You can know it if you did follow my blog because I seldom wrote something about a movie except the movie is a really good one.

Joker is a briliant character in the story. He challenges the best cop in town to do things that people won't expect him to do.
To the clown prince of crime, a knife is preferable to a gun, the better to "savor the moment."
To him, beauty could be reborn in the midst of a living hell is just crap. Everything will getting selfish once the situation limit you to act generously.
He knows damn well that humantiy is what you will lost when you are trying to gain power.
So he creates this game call "humanity" test to "good" people
Even more important, perhaps, he believe that nothing can rise above the ugliness of the world around us. Even Batman himself.

A very good quote retrived from the movie
"The only morality left in the cruel world is only chance"

When there is no way for you, will you break a way urself?

Batman: You'll be in a padded cell forever.
The Joker: Maybe we can share one. You know, they'll be doubling up, the rate this city's inhabitants are losing their minds.
Batman: This city just showed you that it's full of people ready to believe in good.
The Joker: Until their spirit breaks completely. Until they get a good look at the real Harvey Dent and all the heroic things he's done. You didn't think I'd risk losing the battle for Gotham's soul in a fistfight with you? No. You need an ace in the hole. Mine's Harvey.
Batman: What did you do?
The Joker: I took Gotham's white knight and I brought him down to our level. It wasn't hard. You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push!

The film itself evokes the collision of an unstoppable force with an immovable object.
The movie forces us to question our own value if we are facing similar circumstances as well

What will you choose then?
To kill others for your own sake?
Or to kill youself for the world.

That is, the question that Christopher Nolan leaves us to ponder with.

When desperate strikes, what left, is only selfishness
no matter who are you.

How good are you.

And even how holy are you.
UBC 15.12.08
Since I come here,

I realize quite a lot of things.

One of the very remarkable thing i discover here is "see first la syndrome"
Dun believe a word of that guy/girl if he/she is telling you this after u offer he/she a trip or something like that

Its definitely a big NO NO.
see first la=no
It somehow became a norm for people here not to reject directly.
Well, why am I hating this?

For a start, it makes you pretty difficult to live with. You dun even know whether you need to count him/her into the event if you are trying to plan something.

And the whole point is
You have a Decision.
Act accordingly

You remain indecisive
Means you are ignorant.

You are the decider, and you should be the one who decide on things

Here I am, longing for more sunshine in Vancouver.
Unconscious mind is sometimes a real threat to ur patient
This few weeks I keep on dreaming about going back to Malaysia and have a lot of fun back there

Is it a sign or something?
I guess this post should be like the very first post in my blog, but then I didnt do so until now

So this post is about me.

And so this is me.

So first of all, why snail0810?
snail is actually kind of a motivation for me to run faster and I wont bore you with the whole story
and 0810 is basically my birthdate

I was born in 1989 October 8th. The same day as the 九皇爷 birthday in lunar calendar

FYI, I am very very into sports. I love Taekwondo and track field the most. They are just like my life.

I used to be the gold medal in Selangor for Shuttle run in Taekwondo. But its all "was" since I really dun practice as much as before now,

I used to be the best athlete in school and pretty good in track and field in my school. After i came here, I know that many mountains are higher than me in this world.

Btw, I am now studying in University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada under JPA

I like to find out things like those small things in life
like why people will say "sleep tight" ?
and like why will Adidas become Puma and Adidas now since the two are brother?
and that kind of so called "common sense"

And one more one more, I have a tendency of looking at others shoes and judge the price.

I guess I am a shoes fanatic or something.

I love to try new things. I love to travel and I love to see what people doing on the street. Maybe this is the reason why I chose Psychology as my major. I love to know what is in people mind.

And I think I am a pretty good inspector too. I can figure things out quite fast

I dun really like to study, for me I think that practical is always more important. I see results more important than the process.

Those word like "I regreted" is like crap to me

And I have an addiction on Teh Ais

Believe it or not, I almost will only order in Teh-Ais-served restaurant

All my life I wish to be somebody that people know. I feel like it just doesnt make sense that you live here but only a few people know you are existed.

These four are the friends or lover I appreciate the most. We laughed together. But I swear, we will never cry together because there will only be fun and laughter around us. We call ourselves snakiss because we are just that cool. We are all so different, but yet so similiar

My range of interests is very wide. I cant accept any kind of topics or any kind of hobbies.

Even kissing a fish

I love dancing, but then sometimes its just like the time isnt right for me

And one last fact about me. I am 180cm tall, and 65kg.
(I guess that reveal another fact about me, I like to dream. Its great to have dreams sometimes)

This is not like a sentimental post, but I will let u see the pro and cons of studying here

-You will get to experience the four season which some of you might longing for it.
-You will get to touch the snow in real life
-You will actually see hot ladies walking by and wearing only bikini
-You will have some very great pizzas here
-You can actually wear more layer of cloth and become more fashionable
-You can lay on the grass and studying there and no one will come and say you are "siao"
-You can shout during Friday midnite and people will only say you are such a party King/Queen rather than throw you a slipper.
-You can hold your gf/bf hand and kiss them on the road without getting summons
- You will get the chance to buy those luxury branded things as here is so much cheaper than back in Msia
- To learn English

- You will miss a lot of big days
(if you are Chinese, you will miss Chinese New Year, Mid-autumn festival, Dong zhi and the list go on)(If you are Malay, you will miss Hari Raya)(Same thing goes for Indians)
-You cant go out run as frequently as you did, because of the weather here
-You wont have the mood to go out during night (should i put this in pros?)
-You will not be able to see your family for quite a long period
-You will miss the big day of couple, Valentine's day
- You will craving for any nice food because somehow your stomach just doesn't fit western food
- You can't understand why they like to get drunk so much
-You will need to bear with those who will routinely party during Friday night
- You will be crowned as "Asian"
- You will need to wear wear wear to go out, then take off take off take off to go inside the house
- You might feel tough to follow the syllabus as some lecturer love Canada so much and will only talks about Canadian issues in the lecture which u know nothing about it at all.
- You will gain fatsssss if you are that kind of one-scoop-will-be-fatter-type people

What more what more, there is soooo many more....
Not kidding.
Very busy recently, might update less in this blog.
And sometimes we just cant ignore those extraordinary creative people in the world.
I never know KFC can be such an art before.