Friday, June 24, 2005

Important of language in blogging

Today, we are celebrating the golden ages of blog. Blog becomes a lifestyle not only for geeks in their personal cube but for well know people in politics, show business, journalism, religion and many more. Blog turn to be a powerful tool to express freedom of speech or a tool for your own purpose. Many countries realize the threat of blog and start to set a rules and regulation how people should blog.

The most important skills in blog are being able to have a wide understanding in certain language. If you want to blog in English, you need to know how to write good and proper English. If you want to write a Malay blog, you need to know how to a good and proper Malay. The skills and knowledge in certain language is needed to write in creating a good blog for others to read. A good and bad of the blog is differentiating on how the text is written for others to read.

The barrier for writing a good blog is the lack of linguistic skills such vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. Today, internet users need to learn English to know how to use the computer and surf the internet. The connection bridge for geting in touch with a vast knowledge of information in the internet today is being able to read in English. English is the main communication skills for internet users to use the computer as the tools to gather and send any information into internet.

So, language is important in today information age. Language is the communication tools for us to express idea, thoughts, feelings and news about something. A gossip is old art forms of spreading news by telling story form one person to another person. The disadvantage of gossip is the credibility of the story is uncountable and untrustworthy. Many of the stories we heard might be created and not really happen before.

To make it more reliable, we need to record it. Record of an event starts at the dawn of the human civilization. Ancient people start record by draw picture to represent the interpretation meaning of any happened event. The discovery of an ancient art cave drawing is the proof that documentation starts long time ago even before the invention of writing or basic language. The important of preserving an event well know by our ancestor.

Language skills are the main ingredient in expressing feelings, idea and information. Human is a social creature. We like to talk many things no matter is true or false or right or wrong. At least, we enjoy what we say and listen. This known as two way communication

To express feelings, idea and information to the other person that does not appear at the same time tend to be more difficult. We need to record our expression in writing it into a piece of paper and sent it to our recipient. This is how long distance communication possible long way before telephone is invented. This is known as one way communication.

Blog makes one way communication into two way communication. For example, when you write a letter to your friend, he can reply you on the same hour or even minutes. Blog at the beginning is one way communication where people read what others write in news or journal. When we read the writing of others people, we cannot tell what we feel to the writer.

The writer will not know if his writing is good or bad, true or false. Miscommunication is always happen at this point. The comment feature that was put in blog is way to eliminate miscommunication to the reader. Reader have chance to respond by writing back to the writer. Eventually, two way communications exist in a one way communication scenario.

Still, we need to have a good language skill to able us communicating through blog. Blog is a high level of communication where idea of thought and feelings express in a more comprehension way. People start to communicate in text and idea and not in passage or word. Idea composed in an article to let others read and know what we feel about something even thou it just a small matter. Still the idea has to be written in a proper way to avoid any miscommunication.

So, we need more people with a good skill in writing. Blog survival depends on how well we can write. Speaking limits the spreads of idea and information because of the space and time. Writing is infinite and doesn't have a time and space limitation. People can reach for the information and read it. Blog makes the spread of information unlimited to space and time, but speeds of the spreads. More people can read an article in a matter of time and it can be read at any places around the world or maybe universe.

PPS Anniversary.... Waw!

It is so amazing to see the blog about the 2nd Anniversary of Project Petaling Streets gathering. It looks like a happening party where lot of celebrities come and celebrate the most grand gala of some kind of award show. The main character of the event is Jeff Ooi of Screenshots for Ping of the Years Awards, Kenny of Kennysia for the Blogs of the Years Awards and Simon of Wheregot winning the Neophyte Blog of the Year Awards. This blog is not a write-up for the gathering because I did not attend it. Reading through the ping in PPS, it seems that everyone has lots of fun till 2am and some of them still awake to write the gathering.

Blog is getting a wider attention around the world. People start to talk about the blogging after the CNN covers this medium on its 25 Anniversary Conference some time ago (I don't remember when is the actual time).Then The Star covers the most favorite blog on PPS on its article titled Bloggers r' us. Peter Tan of The Digital Awakening, Claire Khoo of Minishorts, Kenny Sia of Kennysia and last Tew Hui Suan of As Suanie Sees. Now blogger gets it piece of celebrity lifestyle a least among the geeks. It would not be a surprise if one of this blogger runs for election and become the MP in future, the population of geeks will rise and access to internet becomes easier.

So, what next big thing going to happen to Malaysian blogger? Think about it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

So, I have a computer...

Today, seems that almost everyone has use a computer and own one at their home. The information age is pushing to our life style without us realized it. So, its hard to believe that people that under the age of 30 don't know how to use the computer. You might wonder what he has been doing past of his life. Today I see that everyone says that computer is important. Even to my parent too as they did not agree it 10 years ago when the time I ask them to buy me a computer. “It’s too expensive dear...” said my mother and "Wait until I win a lottery" said my father. They then lectured back to me that computer is important as I told them already many years ago.

So, I able to touch a computer only my sister insisted to buy a computer during her universities years. That was not even my own personal computer as my sister's property and I only had the chance to use it when she back home for holiday and well after she graduate and officially handed me the notebook. I manage to crunch lots of skills of using a computer by testing all the installed software available. The first technical software I ever use is Photoshop. Photoshop is graphic editing software for people to draw picture and editing photos. I have learned few skills but not manage to masters it.

Able to use all kind of software especially the Microsoft office collection is a great computer experience for me. A lot of things that you can do especially anything involve creating documents and setting up web pages. Even in some situation that it can integrate to your life and helps us to arrange our life to be better. I always see the great potential of this software at the beginning as Microsoft develops the software and it becomes easier and easier to use.

Then we see the internet age. I still remember the first time I chat with other people using ICQ software. It's really scared me when I type in the chatting box and someone really replies. Still the opportunity of surfing then internet comes from my sisters as my parent think that internet is the way of kids learns all the bad things as pornography and sex video. Still, old habits die hard for them. I wonder why I have to be the first to ask then last to use. Well that is not the point.

Computer become an important storage where overwhelming size of information such as an encyclopedia can be fitted in a storage of the size of a plate we call disc. To access the information we need computer to read and sort out all the data once written inside the devices. Then the storages system was expanded to a larger and greater size in thousand times in few years. And the creation of internet comes to us.

Computer and internet changes lots of people's life style. All the time of using the computer and internet, I see the changes in the way people look and use the computer and internet. The most impressive to me is the creation of the cyber world and the growing of the community inside it. Cyber world is the world that exists and can be access with the computer that we call internet.

The creation of a community of cyber space is the big next evolution of the information age. People can store and search information in this space or internet. The link more than one computer and thousand and million of computers create a super storage of information. Books become an obsolete and old dated information storages and only used as a reference. News can be spreads so fast to real time and some says that it can be faster that the television news. It's so amazing that what internet can do for us.

So this is the time that we have to use computers whether we like it or not. Computers become the necessity in our life as we need pen to write and car to travel. Today, it's hard to imagine life with out these gadgets as we see it every day for example the radio and television. Internet age is pushing towards our every day life and it becomes more than a need than entertainment. The world is getting smaller with the fast and efficient way of communication with other friends that we known or don't know on another part of the world.

I become more aware of the changes that push inside my life and others people life. The influences becomes greater in here as people starts to use a faster internet connection knows as broadband. Other that sending a short message text or graphic, we can even send a large data as video recording to our friends or family faster and simpler. Games can be played at the same time in thousands or millions. Interaction not only limited by chatting box but by character we play in a virtual games through the internet such as Ragnarok Online Game and others that comes out recently.

It is very impressing to see the changes to life as it I see it today. The peak of the information age is not been reach yet as there will be more to see and I hope I can live longer to see and feel it. The expansion of this information age is unlimited and there is more room to fills and it starts only a box of electronics equipment calls computer.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Pete Teo Local Artist

Pete Teo is a very interesting musician in Malaysia. If I'm not mistaken, he is a singaporean who sing in Malaysia. A very contemporary style singer which he sing a very meaningful poetry with a slow rock song. I'm certainly give a good two thumb of his songs although it will not be able to break into international market. He need more than that to be dam so famous. Still, he is good for Malaysia and Singapore markets.

His song is more to soft rock with the blend of local instrument for example he like to use "er hu" (a Chinese version of violin) on one some of the song especially Jesselton Hotel. While I'm looking at the recording preview of his last concert in Green Room, I realize that one of the drummer is actually my friend. If I'm not mistaken whether is him or not. Just need to find out because my school mate of mine is quite good in music.

So if you all want to know more about Pete Teo, you can go in to his web site. You can also download or listen to his songs online in the internet. Just look for the link.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Computer and Future.

Learning is a process of abtaining some understanding and ability of certain knowledge. I like to learning anything especially in computer knowledge. The computer is not an easy knowledge to learn. Beside need the ability to learn, you should have the ablility to learn fast to. Computer technology revolved so fast and fail to catch up with the mainstream technology means that you are left behind.

I just bought a new books for myself to learn. Java Programming and C Programming. I find out this is the basic programming language for all the advance level programming language. The knowledge i obtain since form 5 that is Basic was not relevant anymore. So, the challenge is that i have to read and understand this books pretty fast and at the same time doing tuition to my student. I really doubt that i'm able to do it, but it will not cause harm to try right?

Knowledge of computer technology is an advantage to anyone and might be helping to your work or life. By knowing the programming language, one will be on the mainstream of a high level society where the dependence to the computers are very real within this century. So, even if i cannot catch up the computer technology, i hope that i would be able to be in the mainstream of the society. Just need to have faith and pray for god blessing.


I discovered that some one is using my name to write a comment at another people's blog. I don't know what is the intention to do it but i believe it is not a good one.

Please be notice:

1. I never write comment into chat box. I only gave comment at post comment.
2. Please check out with me via my contact email before accusing me making a bad mark on your site. If i find my comment was not true, i will apologize publicly.
3. Police report will be made and investigation will be done to find the culprit. The owner site will be able to track the IP address of the culprits.
4. I will personally take court action against any person who ever trying to spread false impression about me or my business.