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Big Five Test Results
Extroversion (48%) medium which suggests you average somewhere in between being assertive and social and being withdrawn and solitary.
Accommodation (28%) low which suggests you are overly selfish, uncooperative, and difficult at the expense too often of the well being of others.
Orderliness (44%) moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, random, scattered, and fun seeking at the expense of structure, reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.
Emotional Stability (52%) medium which suggests you average somewhere in between being calm and resilient and being anxious and reactive.
Inquisitiveness (58%) moderately high which suggests you are intellectual, curious, imaginative but possibly not very practical.



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Go takes me to the right?

“I am left-handed, I am left-legged, I was born to be left alone.”

That was how I introduced myself few years back. I believed I was a strong lefty. I had pride in that, thinking that I was more different than others. However, today after another personality test online, i found out I am more right-brained. Shocking !

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (52%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (50%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?

If I could make my own deduction, I’d say my transition from a chess player to a Go player had transformed me from a left-brain oriented to right-brain oriented. Chess is a game of precise tactical reading and practicality. Go instead is more visual especially in judging the influence of the stones over the whole board. Go is also an intuitive game, more so for experienced players. The game concepts such as invading and securing territory, saving a group and sacrificing are more attributable to human instinct, rather than logical, lateral or whatever L-word thinking. Go is such game.

I want to stay leftie, but I have to admit I use my left too little nowadays. I dont handwrite much anymore, and I practically have stopped playing football or takraw. Maybe I should start studying Chinese characters vigorously and train my left-hand writing them? But Chinese characters are also highly visual, and that would strenghten my right beyond repair.

Why am I getting more nonsensical as exams approaching? Is this pressure?

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Xinwen Goes Online

Xinwen, amateur 2-dan has decided to blog. Yea, more Go stuff to read. 🙂

fellow readers are welcomed to know the go lifestyle of Xinwen and/or fellow go players may allow to learn from Xinwen’s games of go.

Moreover, this wordpress also would provide information regarding Go issues around the world, pictures of any Go activities at which Xinwen may happens to confront.

Checkout Xinwen’s Baduk Life

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Is this me?

Took an online self test which produced rather interesting result.

Your view on yourself:

Other people find you very interesting, but you are really hiding your true self. Your friends love you because you are a good listener. They’ll probably still love you if you learn to be yourself with them.

It’s true that I hide myself, but not “really” hide. 

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You like serious, smart and determined people. You don’t judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren’t necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people’s eyes.

Smart and determined girlfriend yes. Serious is ok, but not too serious. Good looking people aren’t my style?. Err.. dont think so.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.

I prefer to know myself very well before deciding to commit.

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren’t interested in wasting time with people you don’t really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Yes, I am normally very serious.

Your views on education

Education is less important than the real world out there, away from the classroom. Deep inside you want to start working, earning money and living on your own.

Yes, that’s what I feel but not deep inside. Dont think there’s much depth to my feel.

The right job for you:

You’re a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you’ll be set for life.

I want to be a freelance. Do many things for income, work only when I want.

How do you view success:

Success in your career is not the most important thing in life. You are content with what you have and think that being with someone you love is more than spending all of your precious time just working.

I want to be successful in career, but dont want to work so much. How?

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Correct. Except for the showing anger part.

Who is your true self:

You are full of energy and confidence. You are unpredictable, with moods changing as quickly as an ocean. You might occasionally be calm and still, but never for long.

 Ah, so right. Bravo.


Isn’t online self-test so nice? You can broadcast to the world the good qualities that you have to the world by publishing the result, without risking being branded boastful, or braggart.

Uh, why am I so negative?

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A computer forensic investigator must not only be well-equipped with technical knowledge of computing and information technology, but also have good understanding of computer forensic law. This is primarily important to ensure that the evidence collected following an incident will be admissible in court and have enough weightage to support the prosecution of the criminals.

There are several legal principles related to computer-based evidence or digital evidence:

  1. Chain of custody
  2. Admissibility of evidence
  3. Evidential value of evidence
  4. Manner of extracting evidence
  5. Privacy issues.

Chain of custody

Chain of custody is about maintaining a complete account of the sequence of events that took place following the reporting of the computer incident. This includes how evidence was collected, analyzed and preserved for presentment in court. This chain of custody must be unbroken for the evidence to be trustworthy.

Admissibility and Evidential Value of Evidence

To support their case, lawyers need to not only bring evidence to court, but also ensure its value. High value or weightage of the evidence will strengthen a case, whereas low weightage weakens.

Manner of Extracting Evidence and Privacy

The way the evidence is collected must comply with local laws. Evidence collected under duress, or by breaching other laws such as privacy laws can be challenged on legal ground.


Reference :  E-Security Law & Strategy

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Oh, so nostalgic. I finally found the entry by Yuki Shigeno after losing the link for years,  about our meeting during London Open in December 2004. Yuki Shigeno was then based in Milan, working as Go professional to promote Go in the Europe. Now she’s the Secretary General of IGF.

My Go was improving rather steadily that time, so a Japanese friend from Central London Go Club (CLGC), Tomahaku Urascoe thought I could be featured in Yuki’s blog. Nearly a 1 dan at that time, I couldn’t feel more proud being interviewed by a Go professional.

From her then blog,

Zaid Waqiyddin, who came to look at the tournament, is a Malaysian student studying in England. He learnt go in April last year and is absorbed in the game. In no time at all, he has reached his current strength of 1-kyu. Originally he was a chess player who competed in the National League, so perhaps this experience has helped him with go. ‘Go is freer and has more variations. It’s much more interesting than chess.’ said Zaid. He’s a great fan of Cho Chikun and downloads his games from the Net for study. ‘I like territory and fighting’ – his style also seems to resemble Cho Chikun. During his two years in England, he wants to become UK champion, then go home and challenge the Malaysian champion. Good luck, Zaid!

P.S. Don’t you think Zaid and I resemble each other? Just like brother and sister!

Anyway I was never a UK champion. I thought I could have at least tried for British Go championship as a 3-dan in my final year, but my status as a non-citizen and not in UK for at least 5 years disallowed me for entering the championship.

And challenge Malaysian champion? Haha, I had so scary ambition even as a 1-kyu back then.

I met Yuki the second time after 4 years during SEA Games in Korat, Thailand. I recognized her instantly, and she recognized me as someone she met somewhere. Haha… Since then I’ve been meeting her quite a lot, during WAGC and WMSG.

Oh ok, need to stop being so nostalgic. I am just that glad I found the link once again.

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Preparing for Exams

I was just told yesterday that I would not be sent to Wifi and Wimax training in Ghaziabad, India from 3-7 Nov, as someone misplaced my form. It’s too late to reapply. Looking from positive angle, I will have the time to study for my Masters exam which will begin on 8th Nov and I already applied leave for that.

I haven’t been studying at all lately. Too much Go. Yesterday I went to Japan Club and had 7 games. All super fighting games especially the one with Hock Doong where I really had to struggle to save a group. The 5-game series against Mr Lee Choon Huat was especially entertaining, as we opened up with 5-5, 6-4, 3-3 and Tengen. I lost one game, the one where I gave him large moyo and I invaded later. But as always, I died in opponent’s moyo. 😦

Mr Lee is leaving for Thailand today as manager to Malaysian team to Thai University Go comprising of Suzanne, Shuwen and Jimmy. Let’s wish all of them best of luck.

I decided not to play log on KGS until my exam which is on 8th November. I spend too much time there. It’s sad as I am having so much momentum for progress from recent tournament, but it’s time to have some sense and be more responsible to myself.


8 Nov – Information Security Management System

16 Nov – Physical Security and Operational

24 Nov – Law, Ethics and Investigation

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