Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mean Machine

Today i feel like guilty...I'm writing this post because i felt that i had done something which is rather harsh to a group of people..But if you're talking this as an official matter,where no feelings is involved, then i did the best job.

The story is like this. Today is the day of the first and second group's "Critical Reading and Thinking Skills" presentation. Its actually each group will come up with an article, then they present and talk about that article, then other groups will ask them questions which are critical thinking ones.

The background is that the first group has a guy called kenneth. He's a fucking housemate of mine, but the whole curtin village oso hate him one, except his fren Edwin. Dont know much about edwin, but Kenneth is a real big wanker(go search dictionary,very meaningful). So after all the formalities and presentations, Q and A session comes. Each group is supposed to come up with two questions, then my group fucked up because we lost their article. So we borrowed another group's questions.They written 3 and only asked 2,so we took the other one. THe firstt group(kenneth's group) 's article is about Branded Goods, where the author said he's had enough of branded goods and is going to burn them all, means lyk he hate branded goods la..Den teacher also asked them, "do you think this argument is valid?" they said yes, means they agree with the author that branded goods are actually only expensive for the name and brand only, nothing else.

Our 1st question was asked by my team captain Alastair, which says " Do you think that these branded goods can be addictive?"then one of their members answered " Yes, because branded goods can last longer and is more quality and looks nicer too." So the thing is they just canggah with their previous answer!

So i straight away follow up:" But then you just said you agree with the author's argument, now u're saying branded goods is worth the money??" So that wanker kenneth decides to step up, he says "yes, because branded goods is nothing",which effectively shows that the whole group actually just fucked up at the front there, cos my question wasn't answered! And then with considerable courage and knowledge, i burst out:"Shit man!!!NOOOOO!!!Do you know that when you're buying shoes for instance Nike,which is branded, you are also buying technology?" (as if I just asked him a stupid question,)Wanker kenneth answered playfully :"what do you mean technology?Like putting a camera in your shoes?" That further exploits his weakness. Then the teacher interrupted and says " Nice question Chee Theng(yahoo yippy yay ^o^), erm, take nike for example,we can put iPod in nike shoes, but you cant do that with Bata, for bata, its just plainly a shoes, a shoes, thats all.And actually branded shoes like Adidas, Nike they are being tested for performance and comfort." Actually i could explain better, I'd say why he was wearing basketball shoes to school, he's not playing basketball! He's misusing the technology!And when ppl use branded goods, they know they could trust the manufacturer, simply because to become branded we'll need to get worldwide recognition, like Coke, Mcdonald's, Nike!!!!!And footballers dont just sign those multimillions contract because of the money, its because of the quality they'd get!!!! Too bad the teacher didnt gave me a chance.

Then Wanker kenneth looked pale. Teacher straight away ask his other group members to help him out, then they also struggle. Actually this time i was being congratulated,respected and praised for what i just did. A girl told me, "you just shot their whole group dead". Then looked as me as if I had just won the World Cup. And virtually every other group gave me an innocent look when i look at them. They were scared of me now. Then i guess the rest of the first group's session was rubbish because the climax was over, they're all dead(in some people's opinion).

Then Wanker kenneth with another burst of courage had something else in his mind, he asked me that "you said something about quality and longevity of the branded products rite?"I replied cooly"No i did not. I was only rephrasing your teammate keith's answer to my captain alastair's question!"Wanker kenneth say"no..."before he could start, teacher said "you're not suppose to ask the audience a question, they should be the one asking and u are the one answering!"Wanker kenneth looked frustratingly at teacher, teacher followed on" Kenneth, You just shot your whole team dead!"

as you know, i didnt plan the question before this, and it was a spontaneous one. Furthermore, i cant stand and cant understand why these youngsters couldnt understand the meaning of those shoes and shirts we wear, we dont pursuit these branded goods because they are branded! See?told you miri is kampung..(Wanker kenneth comes from Miri)

At the end of the class, teacher gave some comment on them. She told the first group, "everyting was fine, but Kenneth killed your group, Chee theng asked a good question and he didnt answer and asked cheetheng back,and chee theng managed to shoot him down(cool rite?i know i am, come on,just admit it!!!).......................(the rest is not important)"

It was about 9o'clock in the morning. For the rest of the day other groups keep saying (and also saying to me)that i'm a big bomber, and that i'd drop one on each of those groups.

So here I am writing this post at this time, feeling guilty that the whole team's marks was blown by me......

Fellows, pls comment. Did i do the right thing?was i being too mean to them?i mean other group members?My feelings just getting more and more complicated....

10 意見:

Francis Foo said...

hehe..really a nice job to make a moron looks like a fool. There's no need to feel guilty about that. Maybe they'll dislike you.Anyway,who cares?
Talking about branded things...most people think that branded goods reflect their social status which is not necessarily true because everyone can afford one if you save every penny for it. Technology is what makes those branded products so marketable. Unlike Levi's or other designer's brand,Nike,Adidas for example is a product full of technology after decades of intensive research and development. So,we're buying technology..somehow.

yunn said...

well....i think u did sth rite n u jz asking a question as wat ur teacher requested u all to do...no need felt complicated bout it...or even felt guilty....

ya...u did a great job!!^^

ahhhaO said...

yup, no nid to feel guilty, i'm sure u did a good job....^^
i think they'll dislike u only lar but who care wor, bcos u did the rite thing....
u ad help ppl who blieve branded goods....(u r the hero)haha....^^

薇薇 said...

erm...if plainly talking about doing the right things for presentation and Q&A session,i think it's ok to give questions.but if you're doing solely because you hate the person,you're doing it wrongly.and,to be honest,i don't like to way you discriminate ppl by location and any other way.

Yee Piao said...

Didn't have much time to online yesterday so didn't read your blog...

Well, gunning people down in these kind of college activities is surely a fun thing to do and don't spoil the fun by feeling guilty.

Brand... Hmm, brand in sports is based on technology but not all... If you go into Adidas AdiColour, its about designand there's no specific tech in it since it's a street shoe.

Most nice technology or embroidery technics in branded products that I enjoyed is how they do things that differenciate them from fakes. Do some research with a RM90 AAA grade jersey (a lot in KL) and an authentic RM200-Rm800+ jersey, you'll know the miracle...

I enjoyed some small debates in class as well, but due to the course that based on pure facts and numbers as proof, I can only follow but the fun part... argue on how n why the numbers are in such a way...

Different courses different fun I think... Ciao!

Martian said...

Even though some pirated things could match the authentic ones, I still think we should support the real one, just like if u support man Yoo, you cant buy "forest" or "bum equipment" because Man Yoo is nike! And if u buy ori thing, the club will get part of the money, so if man yoo buys hargreaves or torres in the summer, you'd know a few cents from the multimillion transfer fee is your money! Its a way to show support and loyalty.

As for me, I cant find authentic Leeds united stripes here. I'd love to have one though..

for wei wei, although i hate wanker kenneth, but i'm a thousand times sure I was only voicing my opinion..
and yes, i know its not good to discriminate ppl by location or anyother way,but I cant help myself. There are too many good examples. so i'm just being honest here...And promise u i try to contain them lo...

And finally, thanks for all your comments, really glad to have you all reading what i written and give ur views...pls do the same in the future..Here is free, u can say watever u lyk as long as it is related to what i wrote.u can use anywords u lyk la,no restriction

Cheers and Leeds United we March On Together!!!!

^o^

jitsinexpress said...

Well,ethically,you've done nothing wrong. Being able to withstand "bombings" and piercing questions is important for a presentator. When you're ready to present something, it means you've a good deal of knowledge about that particular subjects. ANd at most of the time,presentation is an activity which can help improving others on that topic. So, is it wrong to raise a fatal-shot question? NO. When you fail to give a reasonable answer for the questions subjected to you, then you're considered failed.

Good job man.... Jit Sin's boys and girls are always top in the world outside.... but there is still a long way for you to prove yourself in Curtin..... Keep it on buddy!....


oh yea., extra for you..

my previous post has been removed... and the reason? you know why lar.....i was threatened to be expelled from js if i dont follow their orders... COol right? haha/.....

Martian said...

latest news, they're gonna redo their presentation, means new article,new presentation...and the shittest thing is, quite a number of ppl expect me to do the same...

ki said...

in this case,actually i dun think u should feel guilty about it.if he really angry wif u,then i can say he is nothing diffrent then a woman.in an competition therewill be a winner and loser.the great one will be the winner.Well,about branded things,like buying a pair of shoes,wat i need is shoest tat i am afford of it and its comfortable to wear.i absolutely agree wif u that buying branded things are buying technology.but as a student tat still need to take money from parents,i would not choose the branded one.....

SHASHA said...

HEY MAN U WERE RIGHT OK...AS A TEAM WHO IS PRESENTING THEY SHUD HAVE PREPARED 2 NOE THAT PPL WIL ask a lot of questions which r tricky n no matter wat they have 2 stick 2 their topic n their stand.they r so cacat, especially kenneth, he did't stick 2 his point.so its not your fault...he screw himself up...anyway i totally agree with u branded items do reflect our social status n it does bring in technology.n ppl like david beckham he earns thru advertisements on branded goods n stuff. u were right on man dun worry...