Sunday, October 16, 2011

:/

i'd still remember the past when she'd reply me so quickly i'd get annoyed a little and i'd take my time replying her.

i'd do anything for that today.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dating, for the not so rich.

"sometimes, how i just wish money doesn't exist. in my case, i just wish money does not define how much one is able to express his/her love to someone. but all i've got is time. and all i can do is wait, until the richer is done buying your time"

hey, youre the one who told me you and him are dating, _____. .
and boy, do i hate the narrow context of dating, i really do
i mean on paper
i dont think i can afford to date!
sorry, but i have to earn my own money, im close to broke, my car is almost out of gas
i only get allowance fro my mum when im out of cash
im not blessed with rich parents that buy me fancy cars and give me big monthly allowances
when i think of dating, and heck i mean if you wanna date seriously
jesus christ, a guy who gets money by saying "mummy, i need some money for a date"
"oh alright son heres 200 dollars"
parents car
im not born with a silver spoon in my mouth
and sadly, for this surprisingly naive, shit ass world
on paper, Bryan Yong cant really date coz he aint rich enough

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I am.

I've been hit hard with criticism, but I prefer to stand up, learn and ask for more criticisms.

Being insulted time and time again, it's alright for me. Being a man of humour, let's just laugh it off together.

Everyday I wake up, hoping for something to do to challenge myself.

The word rejection is there in the dictionary for a reason, a few lucky enough never to have encountered it.

The best dishes are cooked with experience, I myself want to master the Humble Pie.

I've confronted a middle-aged man but still, commanded him to talk and argue in a humane manner, man to man.

I'll learn at least something new, at the end of everyday. Experience is a harsh teacher. But my God, do you learn from it.

I don't care what they say.
I know I am straight-forward.
I know I've learnt a lot.
I know I am persistent.
I know I am confident.
I hardly ever doubt myself.
I know I'll fight for what's right, and you can bet till the last word, I'll fight.

I know I am made of flesh and bones.
I know this heart of mine keeps my body alive.
I know that I, like everyone else is physically frail.
I am human like everyone else.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Toilet

You see, we guys would appreciate it if girls would learn how to say 'NO'.

Let me make things clear, very very clear.

Imagine someone need to take a very, very urgent dump and that someone finds a nearby toilet but the door is locked. And the next toilet is quite a distance away, but given enough time, that someone could make it with little time to spare. That someone knocks the door but does not get a response. That person knocks again, and again, and again, hoping for some sort of response from inside.

OH NO! Too late. . . That someone has shat in his/her pants, slowly walking to the next toilet, covering the face in embarassment..

Don't keep someone waiting for answers. Give that someone an answer so that the person can MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOILET.

Now, thank you very much. Please come again.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Salesman

Unbeknownst to most of us, we are all natural born salesmen/saleswomen. Let me put this short. When we introduce ourselves to somebody new or attending an interview, we are selling ourselves to that person. When we are sharing our opinions and thoughts with a person, we are trying to sell the ideas that we hold on to. Well, if you think you're quite a good salesperson yourself, chances are you'll succeed in the marketing line as a salesperson and if your goals are higher, you'll be able to impress very well on interviews and resumes.

Okay, if you still don't get it, don't fret. Here's a story you can relate to. A salesman, and his product is called 'love'. And this product isn't sold by item, it's more of a contractual basis, and lets just say he can only have one customer at a single time. He goes through each and every single day trying to sell his product. But not everyone needs the product so he has to continue on looking for the right customer, walking door to door, house to house, block to block. Until finally, he finds a customer that could do with some 'love'. He tries to sell it to her, but she says she'll think about it and consider.

He returns the next day, feeling hopeful but once again she says she's still thinking about it. Day after day, he returns to the same customer, still feeling hopeful. Days have gone by, receiving the same answer as the first day and he's starting to feel rather dejected. Finally, oh yes, finally she made up her mind! She tells him, "it's alright, i can save a few bucks on a discount store, even though the stuff there are old".

A sales assistant not able to sell a product.
A man, putting so much effort into something that feels like it's heading nowhere.
Both feeling dejected, not being able to sell their 'products'.
Get my point?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

An email to Republic Polytechnic.

Dear RP,

I have read thoroughly and understood fully your reply to my email.

However, in my opinion, as for this specific course which requires a deep understanding of sports, admissions SHOULD NOT be based solely on academic merit based on 2 reason which I have thought of.

Firstly, basing admissions solely on academic merit is laying such a huge waste on a particular type of applicant which this course SHOULD BE targeting. Students with strong sporting backgrounds that can do well enough academically. Republic Poly has to understand that to obtain a vast knowledge in sports, one has to compromise academically, unless every applicant Republic Poly encounters happen to be a Frank Lampard (Chelsea FC & England midfielder, eleven GCSEs, A* in Latin). Point here being, Republic Poly should prioritize students with good academic results AND strong sporting backgrounds instead of 4.0 CGPA, straight A students with NO sporting background at all, probably obtained a successful admission into Republic Poly's Sports and Exercise Sciences(being their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even 5th choice) after their planned admissions to become dentists or doctors or physiotherapists or any other 5 figure salary job dreams have failed.

Secondly, with that being said, I shall make another point based on my own experiences. Earlier this year, I had a D+ in Sports Sciences for STPM. At that level, it could be compared to a D+ in a Diploma(= level of STPM). I must say, I'm rather proud of that achievement considering I had 9 months to study for STPM level Sports Sciences, with no guidance from teachers whatsoever, only an 80 paged book to rely on, my knowledge in Biology and also my thorough knowledge in sports. I also took the opportunity to conduct several tests on myself based on whatever I've read from that 80 paged book to confirm theories. Needless to say, if you would throw a book on Sports Sciences at an academically successful, straight A student with no sporting background at all, he/she would just treat Sports Sciences just like any other subject, doing whatever they can (God knows, tuition classes??) to obtain an A. Do the same however, to a student with a strong sports background, and he/she would treat the subject differently, making sense of whatever knowledge they had about sports and the sciences behind it, taking alternatives like conducting self-experiments and even maybe, possibly pioneering new experiments to make up for grey areas in the field of Sports Sciences.

I really do hope Republic Polytechnic takes this into consideration, as this personal message comes from a bitterly disappointed athlete/student whose aspirations to hopefully work one day in elite football clubs in Europe but, lost out to several people taking his aspired course as their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th choice.

This is my 2 cents, and it's specially free just for this.

Bitterly disappointed,

Bryan Yong.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Life after Form 6.

Results aren't that good. In fact, not even close to good.
PA C+
Maths F
Bio D+
Sains Sukan D+

Yeah, so my plans are to try my luck with Physiotherapy at Nanyang Poly or if I don't get that, Sports & Health Sciences at Republic Poly, and then hopefully branch out into physiotherapy later. Although I must admit, I seriously do not feeling like sharing my results when people ask, even with my skin as thick as a tank's armor. I'm still human.

But one thing I'm very, very proud of are the testimonials/remarks that the Headmaster and class teacher left for me.
Teacher: 'Seorang yang berpengetahuan luas dan berpotensi untuk cemerlang dalam kerjaya.'
Headmaster: 'Aktif, komited, berpotensi cemerlang, positif dan cemerland sahsiah' 'Berkeyakinan tinggi dan berkepimpinan, mempunyai potensi besar untuk maju dalam pelbagai bidang'

My tits were left standing, fully erected in pride after reading that.

Looks like my efforts in Form 6 didn't all go to waste. God knows what Shan gets for his testimonials/remarks. To some, obtaining bad results in Form 6 means you've just wasted 2 years of your life. But no, certainly not to me. I've learnt a lot about life, that politics exists even in school, that sometimes the best thing to do is suck it up and take the alternative to apologize in certain situations because even if you win, you'll still lose some. It has made me what I am today. Though I'm considered a failure in this academic prioritizing Asian society with my recent results, I KNOW its never the end of the road. I'll just have to take a longer way to get to my destination and the fact that I know that myself is all that really matters.

Lets see where I'll end up in a month's time. :)