Monday, December 22, 2008

Witnessing A Freaking Accident

I've just witnessed a freaking accident. It all happened in seconds....

I was at a T-junction waiting to turn left. As I was about to turn, I saw a guy on a bike speeding in front of me, from left to right. As his sight passed me, I saw his tortoise helmet flew off his head due to the strong wind and also his speed. He tried to grab hold of the helmet with his right hand, which he failed. That was when I have turned to the left. I wanted to laugh because, honestly, this is the first time I see a helmet fly. I looked at my rear mirror to see if everything was ok. The rider wasn't on the road! Then I looked onto the right side mirror, only to horribly find the motorbike lying on the ground. I immediately turned into my workplace (it's just next to the T junction) and asked for help. I sped off to the location where the guy has fallen off.

"Oh God....this is bad....very bad", I though to myself. The guy was unfortunate to hit the column of a billboard. His head bled terribly. He was struggling to move, but his hands and legs was so so stiff as if he sufferred cramps all over his body. At first, I thought he wouldn't survive this but I still gotta do what I'm supposed to do.

I called 999, said my location and got transfered to the emergency unit at Langkawi. I told them to send an ambulance to the accident scene. They took my name and phone number.

It seemed that this guy was tailing his family members who were on a car slightly in front of him. They were curious as they waited for him to come, but he did not. So, they made a 'U' turn and shockingly saw him lying on the ground, with his head full of blood. His dad was in his 50's, quite steady and asked what happened. I explained to him what I saw. His mom was holding him tight, trying to calm him down.

Not long after that, the ambulance arrived. I'd really compliment their speed. They are fast! Good job. They took out a strecture, and we helped to lift the boy onto it, and into the ambulance. Luckily, he's still breathing.

According to the family members, they just arrived today, and gotten the car and bike half an hour prior to the accident. It's so unfortunate that their holiday came to an end with this tragic accident.

My advice to everyone who rides or drives, do buckle up your helmets, seat belts, safety helmet or whatever safety equipments you are handling. Because without buckling up, it is as good as not wearing it. If that guy had buckled up his helmet and fell off his bike, he would have suffered only a knock and some minor scars, no bleeding!

There's one more thing that I must highlight here, that is 'BAN ALL TORTOISE HELMETS'. I seriously think that tortoise helmet is not safe on the road. People may argue that tortoise helmets are safe with proper buckle, but we all know that the tortoise helmet doesn't provide full protection to our heads. It only covers the top half of our heads. Chances that one survive an accident from a fully covered helmet is definitely higher than with a tortoise helmet. There has been some talks of banning the tortoise helmet, but so far, decisions has yet been made by the government. Let's just hope for some good news on this from the government.

Anyway, I pray that this guy is safe and he doesn't suffer any serious head damage.

p/s: I regretted for not taking any photos (I can't, I was calling 999) and the number plate of the bike....Aaarrrggghhh.....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Exploring Langkawi Island, Malaysia

I first stepped foot in Langkawi in Feb early this year. It was a family outing. Little that I know, I was asked to manage a project here the following month. Time really flies. It is my 9th month in this beautiful place, and it's a really nice place to be at. The only thing which I don't like here is to be away from my beloved wife.

My friend called me last month, informing that he is planning for a breakaway trip to Langkawi during X'mas. Too bad I'll be celebrating X'mas with my wife in KL, so I decided to make life easy for him during his stay here. I've actually emailed him a detailed itinery on the dos and don'ts in Langkawi. Hopefully the info helps.

I'm currently staying with my colleague in a rented condo very near to our construction site. It's a nice place, although we only spend 3 hours a day in the condo, apart from sleeping. In short, we spend most our time under the sun!
The project that we are engaged in is called PULAPOL. It's a police training camp, expected to complete in Dec 2008 but due to the economy crisis, I think it'll delay at least up to June 2009.

Academic Block

Sports Complex


My Work Station

Perdana Condo

Perdana Condo

After work, most us will hang out at Palm View Seafood Restaurant. Reason being the food is nice, the price is reasonable and the people are friendly. I'd recommend this place for all my friends who plan to visit Langkawi. It's located along Pantai Chenang.

In Langkawi, 3 things are cheap. Liquor, Cigarette and Cars. Langkawi is a duty free island. Everyone who comes to Langkawi doesn't drink water, they drink beer all day and night. Another thing that tourists buy is the chocolate. Although it's not very cheap here, you can many varieties at almost every corner of Langkawi.
I'll make this post short. In my next post, I shall post about the interesting things one can do in Langkawi. Time for dinner. In fact, I'm posting this at Palm View Rest.

£250k-a-week for Buffon?

Is he worth £250k-a-week? That's the question.

It is reported that Gianluigi Buffon will is willing to leave Juventus for Man City for a fee of £20million + £250k weekly. It's crazy. Are footballers worth this much? No doubt he is a top class goalkeeper but no one can guarantee success. If he's been so influential, Juventus would have been champions in the Champions League many many times. But NO! Hell NO!

Throughout his career, he won the UEFA Cup once with Parma in 1999. In 2001, he transfered to Juventus for a record fee for a goalie of 52 million Euros. He also won 2 Serie A titles and the most meaningful World Cup in 2006. His personal achievements include FIFA Best Goalkeeper of the year in 2004, 2005 and 2006, European Footballer of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006 and EUFA Champions League most valuable player in 2003.

At 30, he's definitely one of the best goalie in the world at the moment but I'd respect the Sheikhs if they give £250k a week to the hardcore poor and needy people in Africa.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Snatch Thief

Another poor innocent auntie became a victim of snatch thief. It happened in Bukit Mertajam in broad daylight. The 58 year old auntie was walking to her car after makan with family members when 2 guys in full faced helmet rode over and snatched her handbag. The momentum caused her to be flung over to the middle of the road where an incoming 3 tonne lorry crashed into her. She died on the spot. It happened in front of her family members.

What the Fxxx is happening to our country? How many snatch theft have happened in the past few year? How many innoccent rakyat has sufferred and died? And how many of these cases has been solved? Can we have the statistics? Is the Police Dept too shy to publish the lousy statistics? If ever a snatch thief is caught, why not publish their faces in newspapers to embarrass them as a lesson to other snatch thiefs not to do it again? How I wish Saddam Hussien is still alive, these mutha fxxkers shall be stoned to death.

As a reminder, in instance of an emergency, always remember the motorcycle plate number. I think, if someone ever caught a snatch thief, and I'm in the vicinity, I'll definitely give him a tough lesson before handing him over to the police. Because everyone knows what the police will do to this guy. It's sad that all of us feel that the police has lost it's credibility over the years....

My condolences to this auntie and her family members. May you rest in peace.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Cakes & Cookies

I've just added my cousin's blog to my blogroll.

She's actually working fulltime, but bakes cakes and cookies in her past times. She does lots of cakes for special occassions. In short, her cakes are custom made to suit her customers. Now that her mom (my aunt) is retired, she has plenty of time to make yummy cookies too.

Here are a few of her trademark cakes....









And my aunt's delicious cookies.....

There are also other designs, as you can find in her blog. If you want something different, I think she'll be able to do it too, as long as it doesn't defy gravity. You can contact me, or leave a comment if you wanna have a memorable cake for a special occassion or some cookies for festive seasons.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm Glad To Be Living In Malaysia

As of today, at least 150 people have died in the Mumbai terrorist attack. A group called Deccan Mujahideen claimed to be responsible. Hopefully there will be no more lives taken away from the innocent people of Mumbai.

In Bangkok, government protestors are causing chaos in the airport. It's such a sad thing to happen. Unlike John McCain, after he lost the election, he urged all his supporters to support Barack Obama, so that all Americans can enjoy a peaceful and stable America. That's what LEADERSHIP and RESPECT is all about. You don't gain respect by organising protests and riots, and causing chaos. I believe if there is another election, Thai Rak Thai party will again win with great margin.

Few hundred miles away, we Malaysians, are in our normal daily lives. It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and the best thing to do is go SHOPPING....

I'll stop now to shop for some groceries.... but let us all pray for peace in this world.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Dreamt of My Mother...Again...

Two days ago, I dreamt of my mom again.

I was sitting at my study table in my rented company house in Langkawi, then mom walked into my room and passed me some cashew nuts. As far as I recall, mom had never come to Langkawi before. How would she appear in this dream? Funny ain't it? My wife said maybe mom missed me very much, and decided to visit me. Maybe...but one thing is for sure. We all still missed her very very much....

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

I Dreamt of My Mother

Exactly one year after she left us, I dreamt of her.

In the dream, it seemed that we all knew she suffered a stroke. But she's recovering and looked fine. She could walk and talk slowly. Also in the scene were our relatives who visited us. The dream was quick. It all happened in about less than a minute. Then I woke up.

I do still miss her. Everytime I went back to my hometown, I'd hope that she's there. But it never happen, and will never. Nevertheless, I'm very glad to see my dad at home. Lately he has complaint to me that he is aging. His work is very demanding and one of his legs got swollen after a long day's work. When I hear that, my heart sank.

This weekend, I'm flying back to KL. I'm thinking of going back home to see my dad's condition.

To all my friends, if you have time, spend some on your family when you still can. Have a great weekend. Take care.

Monday, October 27, 2008

You'll Never Walk Alone

Finally....Stamford Bridge's unbeaten 86 games' home record were broken. Liverpool convincingly put them in the blues with Xabi Alonso's strike. Final result, 1-0.

It has been a while since Liverpool managed to start so convincingly in the EPL. They are top now and has a very high chance of grabbing the title after a long long wait.

Today is also a special day for all the Hindu's, Happy Deepavali to all devotees.....

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kiamsiap People

It's such a pain in the ass when I meet stingy people. In hokkien, stingy is 'kiamsiap'. In malay, it's 'kedekut'.

Whenever you go for food with someone else, either lunch or dinner, when it comes to paying, it's either you pay, he pays or you go Dutch. But when you initiate or invite the other person, it's always a courtesy to have the bill. I think Malaysian men are most generous or gentlemen when it comes to paying the bill. In other parts of the world, be it women or men, they pay separately. It has always been a known fact that European women would pay for their own food/drinks. And altho the macho hairy guys appreciate the company of the long blonde haired lady, they don't always seem to pay the bill.

When I was young, older people told me that one need to be thrifty to be rich. When I grow up, I believe being thrifty is good, but not stingy. Have you ever been invited to lunch and end up paying for the bill including for the person who invited you? It's not due to courtesy, but it's due to the fact that the inviter pretends not to dig his pocket for his wallet after a long session. Well, I have met these kind of people many times. Sometimes I wonder, how can this person be so thick-skinned? How would you expect others to accompany you for a meal next time? The fact is....these kind of people do exist; and there are many many of them around.

There's another funny thing that I have been observing all these while. Most of us drive to work. And most of use highways of which we have to pay a toll whenever we pass. I've seen many Proton Saga's and Perodua Kancil's with SMART TAG, and I've also come across E-Class' and BMW's that queue at the normal 'pay as u go' booth. It's disgusting, isn't it? How can these miser afford to drive big cars but can't afford to buy a SMART TAG?

It's a strange world we are living in, isn't it? If you'd only stop doing whatever you are doing for a moment, and observe your surrounding, you'd see strange and funny things happening. Sometimes, you wonder why? But it still happens. Maybe God purposely make it happen so that we could at least afford a little smile and laughter, after a long long day at work.

Awwwrrgghhhh.....it's Monday blues again.....Can't wait till it's Friday.....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kops on Target

The Kops registered another 3 points, thanks to 2 goals from Fernando Torres. Chelsea stayed on top after beating Stoke 2-0. Man Utd also won with a 2-0 margin against Bolton. Newcastle seems to be in real deep trouble with another defeat, 1-2 against Blackburn. On form Villa triumphed against Sunderland 2-1. The Hammers gave Zola his 2nd win with 2-1 against Fulham.

Later, Arsenal will host Hull. It's gonna be an easy game at the Emirates, with most of Arsene's young players on fire.

Hari Raya is just around the corner.... any plans guys?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Toons are doomed....

Newcastle sufferred another blow as they were hammered by the Hammers 3-1. Now they are second from bottom. Liverpool again proved to be a disaster, drew with newly promoted Stoke. They had a goal disallowed, and many many shots at goal, but couldn't find the finishing touch. It's just like any other seasons before this, where they were the favourites but couldn't provide the winning goal. I think the betting syndicate is spoiling the game. Arsenal showed their credibility by winning 3-1 against Bolton, climbed to the top of the table.

Tonight Chelsea will host Man Utd at Stamford Bridge, I guess the Blues will triumph over Devils, 2-0.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thank you Dato' Tony

Chris : Bro, lu sibeh hoh seh ha.... (Bro, u very steady ha....)
Me : Huh? Apa lu cakap ni?
Chris : Wah...u got Tony Fernandes to apologise man.....
Me : Mai siao siao la....u called wrong person si bo? (Dont' play play la, did u call the wrong person?)
Chris : Aiyo, u write blog, but didn't follow up one ar?
Me : Got....but lately no time ma....What happened?

Then my friend told me the whole thing about Tony (he has a title Dato' but prefers people calling him by the name 'Tony'...what a humble man!) commenting in my blog for my latest post about the bad experience I had with Air Asia.

But hey! As I've written on the top of my blog, "this blog is created entirely for my own pleasure...blah...blah...blah....", I never expect to be getting comments from high profile figures, what more from Dato' Tony. Phew! It is indeed a great pleasure. I would like to thank Dato' for getting in touch so quickly. Despite some hick-ups here and there, I really think you guys at Air Asia are doing a GREAT job. Besides him, I also got a follow up comment from the PIC of F&B Ms Shireen Chia. Thank you for your concern, but pls do not punish the flight attendant. A warning will do.

Accepting criticism (although not many can take it) and be able to digest it to be more efficient, I think this is the main reason why you guys are going to grow from strength to strength. Air Asia always welcome comments, criticism and ideas; I just found out from Dato' Tony's blog http://www.tonyfernandesblog.com/ that he has actually set up a personal email for suggestions and complaints @ tony@tonyfernandesblog.com. Thumbs up to you!

Well, to be frank, apart from this incident, my other flights with Air Asia have been pleasant! In fact now, knowing that people in Air Asia are a caring cool bunch of people, I have more faith to fly with them. I have been, am still and will always continue to support Air Asia.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bad Air Asia Experience

I travel with Air Asia to and from Langkawi very frequently. So far, I've had no complaints with their service, until my last flight.

I was on board AK 6303 on 12/9/08, 1145 hours from Langkawi to LCCT. Due to some work held-ups, I was late to check in. Air Asia require one to check in 45 mins before departure. I arrived at 11.20. The ground staff at first declined my check in, but after checking with his senior, allowed me to board the plane. Thank you!

I had my lunch in the plane. I ordered the Ramadhan promo, a combo set with combinations of nasi lemak Pak Nasser, mineral water, 3 red dates and a butter cake. I've had this nasi lemak a few times already, but never have I gotten a packet with oil all over the sides of the package. I did not ask for a change as I thought I'm a careful eater and won't have any problems, except for some oily fingers. Things turn bad due to turbulence, and I got my favourite shirt stained with the yellow oil. Not only that, the half full 100ml mineral water poured onto my pants, which made me look pretty bad. Then as I was about to unwrap the butter cake, I saw a sticker written as "GUNA SEBELUM 12/09/08". I was surprised. I called the flight attendant and told her about the expiry date. She looked at the sticker, then stared back at me and threw the cake into a rubbish bag. Not only she did not replace the cake but she does not even have the courtesy to apoligize for the error. Serving expired food is a very very huge mistake in the food industry.

I was shocked with the attitude of the flight attendant. She could be on her period, lost her puppy dog or dumped by her bf. It's not the matter of me being cheated of a butter cake (although I have not taken my breakfast, and was so so hungry). What matters is the way she handled the whole situation. I hope the F&B dept of Air Asia make thorough checks on their food daily. And someone please do some checks on their flight attendants. I think the standard and attitude of flight attendants are getting worse by the day.

Sorry sorry Man Utd

I think I posted this faster than ESPN Soccernet or Livescore.com. Liverpool has just won the battle with MU. Tevez stroke first in only 3 minutes into the game to take the lead. It was a very beautiful goal. A mistake by Van der Saar with Wes Brown caused the away team an own goal. It was 1-1 at half time. Liverpool added some OOMMPPHHH in the second half. Babel came in for Alberto Riera on the 72nd minute, and scored on the 78th. Having watched MU play for half of my life, I knew things will get pretty ugly after the second goal. True enough, Nemanja Vidic got a yellow card for a tackle on Robbie Keane. It should have been a red card, because it's a goal scoring opportunity for Keane. He got away. However, another rough challenge on Xabi Alonso caused him a second yellow.

In the end, it was 2-1. Liverpool top the group. Chelsea will play away at Man City later at night. We'll see wether Robinho made the right choice to move to City instead of Chelsea.

Sept 16 is coming

If what is claimed by Anwar that he will topple the current gov on Sept 16 is true, then it's going to be a bloody 9-16. May 13 (5-13) will repeat itself.

I urge all Chinese to stay united, no matter MCA or DAP supporters, because in a time of crisis now, where the Ismail is fxxking all Chinese in this country, UMNO is not taking any drastic action. So is PKR. So, do u still think Anwar is the saviour? He's a politician. A politician will always be a politician. All politicians are opportunists. In this chaos, Anwar chose to keep quiet, because if he makes noise, he will loose the Malay votes. In fact, I've been waiting for a few weeks already for Anwar to fight for equality, but what is promised by him will never happen.

My friends told me, "let's make a change, if he (Anwar) fails us in 5 years, we change again". How many 5 years do we have? I'm sure everyone agree with me that Anwar is a very very smart chap. Assuming he succeed in 9-16, and assuming that he fails in 5 years, do you think he will allow others to topple him then? There will be more than just ISA, OSA, blah....blah....blah.....

So my friends, wake up! If he is really fighting for equality, he would have stood up and spoken up for the Chinese since 2 weeks ago. Let's not talk about PAS, b'cos if you ask them, they will definitely agree with Ismail.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Loser of the Week - Chelsea

Robinho has moved to Manchester, it's Man City, not Man Utd. It's a record 32.5 million pounds for Man City. Robinho is an interesting player, but I doubt he will create an impact in the English Premier League.

After months of talks, Berba finally moves to Man Utd. They paid 30.75 million to Spurs. I bet all parties involved, Fergie, Berba and Spurs are happy that this transfer finally took place. Berba will definitely be a goal poacher because I believe he is very talented, skillful and sharp in front of goal.

The biggest loser of the week? Chelsea. They drew 1-1 with Spurs and failed to lure Robinho to London.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Manchester United - Bad Start to the New Season

Altho they won the charity shield through penalty kicks, Man Utd's strikers are unable to find the net for the first few games.

First game of the season, they drew with Newcastle, after trailing 1-0. Darren Fletcher fired the equaliser to make it 1-1. In the second game against Portsmouth, again Fletcher got the winning goal. On Friday, they lost to Zenit St. Petersburg 2-1 in the Euro Super Cup. It's a clash between last season's Champions' League winner agains UEFA Cup winner. Worse still, skipper Paul Scholes was sent off in the 90th minute for a handball. Looks like they are going to have a tough time ahead, with Ronaldo still out due to injury, and Rooney and Tevez unable to find their form.

Good luck devils!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Liverpool FC 2 - Middlesborough 1

Congrats to Liverpool for their 2nd win in the premiership. Liverpool managed to get 2 late goals through Jamie Carragher, 85th min(he has not score a goal for years) and Captain Steven Gerard in injury time. However, Carra's goal was considered an own goal after the shot got a deflection on Emanuel Pogatetz.

In the first half, it's Boro's goalie Ross Turnbull who stole the limelight when he did saves after saves, to deny Torres and Kuyt. Boro got the lead through Mido. Gerard was so quiet for about 90 minutes when finally, being the maestro he is, struck a super long shot outside of D into the top right corner of Boro's goal mouth. End result, Liverpool won at Anfield 2-1.

A job well done...keep it up Kops!

Beijing 2008

The Beijing Olympics has just concluded.

It was a spectacular 16 days of sportsmanship, glory and achievements; except for a few incidents.

The closing ceremony was not as impressive as the opening, though I'd give an 8/10 compared to 10/10 for the 08.08.08 opening. Nevertheless, the art of fireworks was amazing.

Highlights and Incidents of the Beijing Olympics:

1. Usain Bolt became the 1st person to win both the individual 100m and 200m sprint and 4x100m relay with world records in all 3 events. He's only 22.

2. Michael Phelps became the most gold medals winner in an Olympic, capturing 8 and a record 14 gold medals(6 from Athens 2004)

3. A Hungarian weightlifter Jaros Baranyai dislocated his right elbow during an attempt to lift 148 kg in clean and jerk.

4. Cuba's Angel Valodia Matos, after being penalised by the referee for taking too much injury time, landed a Wong-Fei-Hong "no shadow kick" on the Swedish referee. The referee required stiches to his cut lips.

5. Lee Chong Wee...oops Datuk Lee Chong Wei, despite being tamed by World No.1 Lin Dan in straight sets, was conferred a Datukship

6. South African amputee Natalie du Toit finished in an amazing 16th in the 10km open water race. Respect! Respect!

7. The whole Chinese nation cried when Liu Xiang, who started in the heats of 110m hurdles pulled out immediately with an injured Archilles' tendon.
8. Shocking American men and women 4x100m relay team dropped their batons in the heats. Jamaican women's team also dropped their baton in the finals of the 4x100m relay. Shocking!

9. Gymnast Yang Wei realizes his dream to win gold in individual all-round event. However his fellow countrymen, the young Zou Kai has 3 golds, winning the team event, horizontal bar and floor exercise.

10. Australian Matthew Mitcham's final attempt with 4 full 10s managed to pip Chinese Zhou Luxin who had a miserable final dive, for a gold; ending China's domination in the diving event. China finished with 7 golds.

11. China ping pong players(men and women) swept clean all golds offered, winning the team gold, and individuals (gold, silver and bronze).

12. Australia's Stephanie Rice is women's best performer, with 3 golds in 400m medley, 200m medley and 4x200 freestyle relay.

During these 16 days, I enjoyed most watching gymnastics. To be frank, almost every country that performed on each events had a fair chance of clinching a medal. It was heart-thumping when I watched the Chinese team of Yang Wei, Zou Kai, Chen Yibing, Huang Xu, Li Xianpeng and Xian Qin in action against Japan, US, Russia and Korea. I also enjoyed watching US gymnast Nastia Liukin perform. She must be the most beautiful olympian ever! Her father is a former Olympian champion and her mother is a former gymnastic World Champion, no wonder she is the 'Beauty with Talent'.

Monday, August 11, 2008

EPL '08/'09

The new season of beautiful EPL football is just around the corner, kicking off with the Community Shield between last season's EPL Champion, Manchester United FC vs last season's FA Cup winner, Portsmouth. However the game was however dull, due to the fact that Man U was without Rooney and Ronaldo because of injury. Portsmouth started with their new signings Peter Crouch and Jermaine Defoe upfront, being not so effective, I guess it's because their height. Crouchy is about 2 heads taller than Defoe. Goalless after 90 minutes, both teams headed for penalty. Final score, Man U won 4-1. Portsmouth had 2 spotkicks over the bar, and another one saved by Edwin van der Saar. I don't understand how players who train for longer hours than watching TV can miss the penalty kicks. Ridiculous huh?

Arsenal has been impressive in pre-season with their young players. It's pretty amazing that Arsenal's youth development program is working so well, unlike Liverpool's. Liverpool is still stuck in the Gareth Barry transfer saga, CEO Rick Parry claiming that the asking price of 18 million pounds by Aston Villa too expensive. I share the same opinion but getting 30 year old Robbie Keane for 20.3 million pounds ain't expensive??? Let's be frank, with 20 million pounds, you can get players like Kaka, Ronaldinho or other top young players with better reputation, future and prospect.

I've just watched Tottenham played Roma, won convincingly with 5-0 margin. That's really impressive. I bet Tottenham will finish in the top 5 this season. Chelsea should be a potential title contender with new signing Deco and some good players like Drogba and Lampard decided to stay on.
Anyhow, let's just wait for the first game on 16th August.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

More Happenings

A DAP municipal councillor in Penang, Tham Weng Fatt was summoned while at his girlfriend's pub due to operating the pub without a license. As a municipal councillor, I'm very sure he is aware that his action is wrong. Due to the fact that the present state is run by the DAP gov, he is taking the laws under his own hands. While defending himself, he said that his application was rejected and he has filed an appeal. Even a small kid knows that without a car license, you can't drive; and without an entertainment license, you can't operate a pub. So, does it mean that every single Penangite who applied for a scholarship from the Penang state gov shall have their applications approved?

However, CM Lim Guan Eng is fast at responding to this issue, giving his commitment that action will be taken against Mr Tham if his explanation is unsatisfactory. Let's just wait and see.

Last week, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah has decided to give way to his beloved husband Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim to recontest for a by-election at Permatang Pauh. It is a wise move by Anwar, to avoid any gossip that PKR is controlled fully by his family; and also to what has been claimed by Anwar all along, that his wife was at politics by coincidence. The date has been confirmed. Nomination on 16th Aug and polling on 26th Aug. Both supporters has been busy putting up posters and flags. It is said that Permatang Pauh UMNO Division Chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid has been proposed to contest against Dato' Seri Anwar. I think it'll be an easy win for Dato' Seri Anwar.

As I was searching for related news about the by-election, I found the above picture in one of the websites. What a joke! It's real funny...although at this hour, my sleeping housemate will just wake up upon hearing my laughter....I would say the PR supporters are really creative (even during the March 8 election), but putting their talent to waste.

Other happenings this week: among others is the Beijing Olympics on 08.08.08. For the Chinese, the number '8' is an auspicious number. It symbolizes wealth and luck. However, prior to the Olympics, China was hit by a big earthquake at Sichuan costing many many innocent lives. After the incident, all the Chinese community around the world stood together to lend a helping hand to the victims and together, they managed to pull through this difficult time. Let's just hope the opening ceremony goes on peacefully and joyfully as it is rumoured to be in danger of terrorists attacks. Hopefully it stays on as only 'rumour'.

I have a very close friend who will have his R.O.M. on the same date, 08.08.08. I had mine last year 08.08.07, so this year, it'll be my first anniversary. Good luck to you bro Chris and may you and Janice stay a lovely couple forever and ever....

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Ant and The Grasshopper

I believe many people have heard of this story during childhood. Well, there is a twist in the new version. Like it or not, it's gonna stay this way for a long, long time....

Old Version

An ant worked hard in the sweltering heat all summer, building its nest and laying up supplies for the winter. A grasshopper thought the ant was stupid not knowing how to enjoy life. It spent its days laughing, singing & dancing thoroughly enjoying the summer.
Came winter, the ant was warm, comfortable and had no shortage of food. The grasshopper had no proper shelter, no stored food, and couldn't find anything to eat from the snow-covered ground. So it died and the story ended.

New Version

An ant worked hard in the sweltering heat all summer, building its nest and laying up supplies for the winter. A grasshopper thought the ant was stupid not knowing how to enjoy life. It spent its days laughing, singing & dancing thoroughly enjoying the summer.

Came winter, the shivering grasshopper called a press conference and demanded to know why the ant should be warm and well fed while he was cold and starving. TV1, TV2 & TV3 showed up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper alongside to a video clip of the ant in his comfortable home with a table full of food. The majority of the MPs were stunned by the sharp contrast. How could this poor grasshopper be allowed to suffer?
Kheiry staged a demonstration in front of the ant's nest. Nezry went on a hunger strike along with other grasshoppers demanding that they be relocated to warmer climate area during winter. The Government immediately passed a law forbidding all ants from working hard in the summer so as to bring about equality of poverty between ants and grasshoppers. Hishammudyn increased 'More Special Reservations' for grasshoppers in Educational Institutions & in Government Services...
The ant was fined for failing to share 30% of his food with the grasshopper. The PM announced that this was part of the NEP. No ant should question it. Many years later...Some ant migrated to the US and set up multi-billion dollar companies there.

Hundreds of grasshoppers still died of starvation despite the 'More Special Reservations'. Losing significant number of hard working ants and free loading the grasshoppers, Bolehland remained a developing country, despite its abundant natural resources....all because the remaining ANTS were still doing their work.

Latest finding showed that almost all the grasshoppers in the political arena and civil service were hoarding corrupt wealth which they refused to share with fellow grasshoppers causing the poor grasshoppers to retaliate and demand for a REFORM!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


The world has gone kuckoo.....this is what I personally feel.....

US oil price is now USD136 a barrel and increasing as I type...and my car now needs RM110 to feed every 5 or 6 days.... This is what I don't understand, and I bet many of you out there don't understand either. Our country is an exporter of oil, but we are still forced to pay so much for something that belongs to us. Gov....are you nuts? If we look at the whole scenario carefully, we should be asking ourselves...."are we nuts?".

We Asian countries are producers of food. We catch fishes, plant rice and vege, rear poultry, etc. But in the end, it's the Europeans who are controlling the food price. WTF????

The political situation in Malaysia has gone from bad to worse. Without the 2/3 majority win in the just concluded election, the gov is weak. The opposition is louder by the day. But I don't understand. If you wish to represent the people and speak up for the people, then just do your work as a capable rep, and please show to the people that you are smart. There has been too much nonsense going around. One day, someone says this, and the next day, he says the opposite. If you have evidence to support what you have claimed, just throw it out, and stop wasting everybody's time. Otherwise just shut the Fxxx up....

Let me give you an example. In the Lingam case, an MP claims that he has 4 parts of the recorded conversation in his pc. But he does not have the intention to disclose the other 3 parts. He wants the police to investige this case but he is not being cooperative...causing the smart police to spend so much time and money on investigations. There have been too many trials, but there is no conclusion... yet! All this costs us, Malaysians taxpayers, our hard earned money. After all these years, didn't you learn from past experiences??? The police will just spend more of our money in investigations, and after a long period of time, everyone will walk free. In order to so called 'fight for justice', you have failed us yet again.... by wasting more of our money, when you ask the police to investigate this and that. It will never work, you OLD FOOLS.....

In another case that has been on going for years, the murderer of Altantuya Shariibuu is still unknown. "Some party" claimed that several big shots are involved. They claim so many things, but if they have the evidence, please do not waste any more time. Don't use this as a political game, because if you are really sincere in helping the people, you will not take us as fools and take things on your own hands and expect we stupid citizens to be foolish enough to listen to you, and drag on and on and on......

You are just like any other politicians, who wants to take advantage of the situation, for your own benefits. You are wasting our time listening to news on tv and reading the newspaper. Everyday, there is something new. After a while, it will cool off. It's just part of a politician's game. Sometimes, it looks so real, as if it's better than WWF smackdown, or even than the penalty miss by Christiano Ronaldo and John Terry in the Champions League final.

I bet, there will be more stunning news on the paper tomorrow. Who knows? The guy who claimed that Anwar sodomised him, could just be another puppet used by Anwar himself? Or could he be working for Anwar's political enemy? And where the heck is PI Balasubramaniam now? Holding press conference claiming that he has evidence, the next day MIA. Are we 3 year olds????

Whatever it is, I hope all these hoo-haas stop immediately. If these politicians are really sincere, they have to show that they are working and show to those who have voted for them that they are capable. Don't just dig out something and create a fuss, before understanding the whole thing. If they think they are smart by exposing all that the past gov has done, then they are wrong. For how long can they do that? I'm not saying what some of the MPs have done is wrong, but there are other more important things to do at the moment. Don't feel superior when you are elected, because if the people can put you there, they can also take it away from you. Bear in mind that an MP's no 1 job is to be the representative of the people, to voice out the grievances of the people, not an auditor or agent Fox Mulder who should search for all the ex gov's 'X-files'.

So, buck up all you elected reps....you should be ashamed of yourselves shouting and behaving like small kids on national live tv. Just imagine a 50 yr old father of 3, highly educated, wearing suit, elected rep with the title YB (and some Dato'/Dato' Seri), shouting at one another in Parlimen.

I believe I have twisted a lil bit in my actual intention of this post.

I think every employee in this country, need to be helped! Seriously!
As the petrol and diesel price increase, every other thing increases. A normal employee is being paid the same salary, maybe with an increment of 5% every year(after some review, interviews and grumbling by bosses), maybe...maybe not! From food to accommodation, transport, clothing and everything you can think of, the increase of price is imminent. Now what happens to a non-employee? In other word, an employer. Due to the fact that petrol and diesel has increase, every other thing that he sells or manufacture (take a case study of a shop owner/ product manufacturer) increases too. Petrol/diesel cost could only be a mere 10% of his total production cost, and the 30% increase, will only make the figure an additional of 3% out of 100%. But you see, everything that he manufacture is sold at an increase of 30%. So, when this happens, the rich gets richer. The poor gets poorer. I bet almost 99% of all employees are feeling the pinch terribly, due the petrol price hike lately. Everything falls back to the last user in line, which is the consumer....people like you and me. Food price has increased, but will the food seller go any poorer? The shirt you are wearing, costs more now. Will Padini or Seed go bankrupt? Bus and taxi drivers are complaining, but aren't the fares higher now? So why are the they still complaining? BLR has increased, so do house rents. Anyone of you ever heard of land or house owners complaining? NEVER....In fact, they own more and more properties by the day...

In the end, it's people like us, employees, who make up of 80% of the population in Malaysia, suffering the most. There can be ways to save costs, but what's the point of car pooling, spending lesser, etc.....when you are already much thriftier and choosy than ever on purchasing , and can you share a burger with 2 other colleagues??? Even if we are willing to starve to make ends meet, we can't let our kids and wife starve. Am I right?

So, can anyone help me???? Can you help me????

Pakatan Rakyat, bolehkah engkau membantu kami rakyat Malaysia??? Jangan asyik cakap sahaja, buatlah sesuatu....dan tolong bertindak cepat... jangan berdalih lagi... jangan tunggu dapat award Pelakon Terbaik ok.....

Barisan Nasional, patutkah engkau membuat sebegini rupa pada rakyat jelata??? Kalau marah sebab tak menang 2/3 majoriti, pun janganlah blame kat rakyat....blame lah kat muka muak kamu sendiri....


Thursday, June 19, 2008


The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as 'Euro-English'.

In the first year, 's' will replace the soft 'c'. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be dropped in favour of 'k'. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan haveone less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekondyear when the troublesome 'ph' will be replaced with 'f'. This willmake words like fotograf 20% shorter.
In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expektedto reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which havealways ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent 'e' in the languagis disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing 'th'with 'z' and 'w' with 'v'.
During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vordskontaining 'ou' and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi blriten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tuunderstand ech oza.. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted inze forst plas.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Man Utd Double

This year belongs to Man Utd. They got back the EPL title from Chelsea, and at the same time won the UEFA Champions League, also by defeating Chelsea in the final.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the goal scoring with a beautifully placed header at 42nd minute. He rose high above the rest as you can see, with everyone else looking. A good goal.

3 minutes later, lucky Lampart got an equaliser through 2 deflections by Man Utd defence. In the whole game, unlucky Chelsea got 2 efforts hit the post. Man Utd too got several chances saved by Petr Cech.

Didier Drogba showed that he's inferior by slapping Nemanja Vidic, only to be sent off in the dying minutes of extra time. This could well be his last game for the Blues, after speculation of him linked to Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

After a tensed 120 minutes, it was a gamble as both teams were held to 1-1. Both teams selected 5 penalty takers. It was 5-5 and left for John Terry to take the final penalty, which could be the winning kick. JT slipped, and the ball hit the post, yet again. Everone thought it wasn't Chelsea's day. Another penalty kick were to be taken. Giggs stepped up and scored. The final kick was taken by Nicholas Anelka....but his effort was saved by Edwin Van der Saar. It was all but over for Chelsea. The millions spend by Roman Abramovich couldn't bring them any trophy this season. Was it fated? Was it luck? Or was it that the team wasn't good enought? Whose fault was it? John Terry's, for missing the spot kick? Or Drogba's, for slapping Vidic, being sent off and could not take the spot kick, which caused JT to take the final kick? There's no point in pointing fingers now. Guess Roman gotta spend another tens of millions next season to bring in a few more stars.

Man Utd proved to be the best team this season, with C Ronaldo scoring 42 goals this season. The question is, can he do the same next season? Let's wait and see....meanwhile, congratulations to MU for a superb season...