Sunday, June 24, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Damn….just now drive in the rain. Here’s a picture, it’s not a tight curve… right hand let’s say at 3 o’clock, just need to turn to 5’o clock.
Right hand turn. My old tyres were continental comfort, which were comfortable and quiet, but not very grippy and very soft! After 9719KM, botak already.
So I changed to Goodyear’s
Anyway, after using the tyres for about 900km, felt confident with it, and it’s quite predictable. So on the soaking wet road just now (at night, quite heavy rain)
I wanted to test the tyres grip, normally with the continental comfort, in the same scenario it will just keep understeering as long as I keep throttling.
Which was what I expected with these as well…
But no… flicked the steering wheel at about 70km/h (confident!) and oh shit. OVERSTEER!!!! In bloody freaking wet road. The last time I experienced this was on a dry road with 4 almost botak tyres… and then when I corrected that, too much, it oversteered the opposite side, and re-correct, and then it just spun 180 degrees.
So this time I think I learned my lesson from the past. Here’s a picture to illustrate better of what I did.
First is straight line, then entered the corner abit too un-smoothly, kinda flicked it, and it oversteered, it would’ve normally understeered with the Continental Comfort tyres, this time it oversteered, the fact that the rear tyres were harder and the threads were also almost gone didn’t help the situation.
The time I spun out I corrected it about right hand 3 o clock to 9 o clock, and very violently, which unsettled the car even more, and a passenger behind, a girl ( sorry sumei ) I think smacked her face on the glass.
So this time, last two pics of the steering wheel, corrected it at around 12 o clock and 11 oclock, jiggling it in between.
And that time I was already shouting
“oh accident already, accident already” to my sister beside me.
If I corrected it more, confirm spin and hit the curb and grass and maybe fall into the drain on the left.
Luckily I didn’t!!! My heart was racing and feet and hands trembling.
I ask my sister, you didn’t feel anything ah?
She said, just feel it go sideways abit, swt -.-;
Summore just now in the dark and things were a blur, when I was correcting also cannot see the road…. scary
Next service have to change rear tyre.
The moral of the story is : Pek MORE corners so that you can react better in unexpected situations. Yeah!so when you're dad says "Don't drive so fast ah!"
Don't listen. ;)
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
- Your anxiety level will go up
- You will lose sleep and eat poorly because of this
- You will get sick more easily because of this
- You will miss the exam because of this
- You will take the much harder essay make-up exam because of this
- You will fail the exam.
- Seriously, at a minimum you will do worse on the exam than you would have otherwise.
Why does cramming not work?There is a biological reason for this. The problem is that cramming information places it into our brains in short term storage. This is where you put everyday information that is not really worth remembering. In order to learn we have to transfer information into long term memory. Once there, you can retrieve it far easier over a longer period of time.
Cramming fails because you're relying on short term memory. This type is fairly unreliable. Where were you at 2:32 yesterday afternoon? Your brain once knew. Maybe there was a crime at your apartment and the police want to know. Short term memory fails under stress. You doubt your memory. The same thing happens when you take an exam, it's stressful.
That's why lah, procrastinate summore, now summore want to cram. Go fail lah you.
btw, did I mention, tehre's a new energy caffeine drink in town.
It's called the RedNesAlladincafe drink.
ha ha ha, so funny right, ha ha.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
“Absence makes the heart grows fonder. “
It sure does.
Infatuation… sends jolts of endorphins to your brains,
Warms the heart, makes it feel good.
So if the good girls like the bad guys,
What about the good guys who like the good girls?
No chance for them then?