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Monday, November 30, 2009

2012

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ah, who said its a lousy movie? over my dead body :P

i mean, its not a bad movie after all. you should wonder why the tickets always sold out and you could only get front seats after a long queue to buy your precious tix. ah…

so, i managed to watch this so called lousy-movie last wed with keith. we both agree that the escaping part is a bit overdo like you’re playing super mario. but for the disasters part, it was so cool. i mean, who can expect malaysia could been attacked by beautiful, white tsunami?

instead of the disasters, there is a message in the movie.

people tend to be selfish when disaster happen.

politicians can use their power to safe their ass instead of helping us civilian, like piece of shit. ah! c’mon, don’t tell me you think they won’t abandon you like the movie. some of ‘em even got their own jet. you? haha perhaps we should practice the super mario escaping part?

only useful people should be saved. er? i think i’m part of it. lol.

overall, i think its an okay movie. nothing to be bragged about, but its not a piece of shit of course. i give thumb up for the effect.

new moon anyone? lalalala…

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Taking Back My Love

Saturday, November 28, 2009

BTN taught me the Chinese are the Jews of Asia

 

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — I am one of the privileged few to have attended a local public university and learned the meaning of hate, thanks to the ever popular Biro Tata Negara.

All undergraduates were forced to attend this programme or else they would not be eligible for graduation.

The BTN under the Prime Minister’s Department brought in “intellectual” speakers who were supposed to enlighten the students about the meaning of being a Malaysian but instead it felt more like a communist propaganda camp brainwashing those attending about the importance of “Ketuanan Melayu”.

The camp would usually take place during the weekends. Students would have to register early in the morning and the programme would last the whole day.

The organisers were always on their guard, asking participants to show their student identification cards each time they entered the hall, fearing the presence of outsiders.

In the hall, students were asked to turn off their mobile phones.

During the lectures, questions were planted among the audience and the students were advised not to ask any other questions.

One speaker began with the history of Malaysia and how much the country had gone through, always emphasising the May 13 riots.

He stressed the point of how much the Malays had sacrificed and how the community should be united especially from outside threat — the Chinese community.

He said that the Chinese community were “the Jews of Asia” and were just itching to take over when Malays were disunited and broken.

The speaker also revealed a greater Chinese conspiracy where the Chinese Malaysians were working together with Singapore to topple the Malay government.

“Do you want to become like the Malays in Singapore?” he asked.

He also went so far as to criticise Malay girls for dating boys from other races.

He added that they should not be cheap and embarrass their families.

Once, a student told the speaker that as Muslims, we should also respect other races who are also Muslims.

“All Muslims are Malays so it does not matter if they are Chinese or Indians. If they are Muslims then they are Malays,” the speaker replied.

This is why I was relieved when I learned that the Selangor government had moved to ban its civil servants, employees of state subsidiaries and students at state-owned education institutions from attending any BTN courses with immediate effect.

However I believe racism in varsities does not end at BTN because classrooms have also become victims of ignorant scholars.

My friend was verbally abused during his sociology class when he did not agree with the points made by his lecturer.

“You must be DKK,” the lecturer told him.

“What is DKK?” he asked.

“You must be darah keturunan keling (descendents of Indians),” the lecturer said, pointing to his dark skin.

My Saudi friend was also shocked by the comments made by his lecturer in his Islamic civilisation class.

“We should save our Orang Asli from the Chinese people. They are like the Palestinians and the Chinese are Israel. We must fight the Jews,” the lecturer told his students.

The lecturer even failed one of his students in his oral exam when he quoted a Western scholar in his presentation.

“You should be ashamed of yourselves. You are a Muslim and should only use Islamic scholars,” he scolded the student.

I was personally saddened when my Islamic law lecturer compared Christianity to Head & Shoulder’s 3 in 1 shampoo in referring to the religion’s Holy Trinity.

I feel that racism has been institutionalised in our country and that BTN is only the tip of the iceberg.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin defended BTN yesterday and claimed that it was not racist but is line with the 1 Malaysia concept.

I have to humbly disagree and would like to suggest maybe the ministers should bring their overseas children home and let them have a taste of what BTN is.

Source: themalaysiainsider

 

Note: You tell me, what benefit we can get from BTN? I already told my boss that I’m not willing to go for this BTN even though it will ruin my reputation at work for disobey the order.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

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I have finished reading Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. I’m still under training for speed reading. I guess I’m doing good now, finish two books in two weeks. You know how thick Meyer’s book can be, right?

Wikipedia is such a great spoiler. When I visited there just to grab picture for the book’s cover, I was astonished that the whole detail about Maximum Ride sequence was there.

Thank you to the book fair in Bayan Baru. I found this book there. I was startled once I saw this book as I remember Max J. Potter is a big fan.

Well, Max, I didn’t know Maximum Ride got sequence! Ah, buying hard cover book at its original price is going to make me broke.

It’s the first book from James Patterson. Different approach and it gives you great heart thumping moment from the beginning until the epilogue.

This book is about a girl name Max who is 14 and lives with the same species Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel. They are special breed. Most of their body parts are human, exactly like us. Just that… er, they have wings.

Max is very protective. Overprotective sometimes. As a leader and eldest in the family she needs to be brave and smart. Spontaneous too.

I’d prefer Fang who is a bit devilish and different from others, black wings. Same like Max, he is very sarcastic. The best thing about him is he’s cool and not talkative most of the time. Sounds like a hero eh?

Each of them has different ability. The unique one would be Angel who can read mind (she reminds me of Edward Cullen, sorry to Twilight haters).

I know that Patterson is a good murder-investigation writer, but it’s hard to believe that he could write something blasphemy like this.

They are sad to know that they are abnormal and they have biological parent. Well, who doesn’t?

The rest of the journey I won’t tell here as I don’t want to be like Wikipedia, spoiler to the book, worse the whole sequence.

What I can tell you my friends, this book is a worth to buy and read. Lucky I still have 17 books to go (exclude Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) and exam is just around the corner.

You won’t believe me that I finished all the books in the toilet!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blood Donation

Today we had blood donation event at my office. About 50 staff involved and that was exclude people from outside. It really gave me a big smile on my face to see how concern people nowadays.

50 out of 300 staff. Not good enough.

When I asked some of them about why they don’t want to donate, they simply gave me a lot of reasons and excuses.

A: I’m afraid of needle.

B: I’ll faint.

C: I got a lot of diseases.

D: I took medicine yesterday.

… and some other possible excuses that could be applied.

To make the matter worse, our director didn’t allow us to go back 2 hours earlier as usual which made a lot of the staff complaint. Well, I don’t think it is a good idea to cancel at last minute like this. I’m afraid that the amount of donator will decrease next time. Not because going back early is the only reason people want to donate, even though if it is their reason, director should be proud that many of the staff willing to donate. I mean, how many of government companies do this and get as many staff as our company? I’m not bragging anything; just I speak on other people’s behalf which I heard from them after donating.

Who can poke his nose to make this thing clear? Er.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Is it easy to pay summon?

Talking about summon, how many of you have paid your summon lately? I got great experience today when I went out to pay off my car loan and got my grant together with B-letter (that was what the bank teller told me even though it wasn’t B-letter written on that paper).

The traffic jam was good enough for me to get headache. Instead of go for lunch, I decided to settle everything first then I could enjoy the lunch without hustle. The next thing was paying summon.

Any of you pay your summon lately? How was the process? Smooth?

Well, not with my latest experience even though it was not my first time there at Police Station (Headquarters), Petani Road.

Honestly, the first thing, I didn’t like about that police station was the car park for public. There was no car park for public. Unbelievable? Believe it. The weirdest thing, it was the only station that has no car park for public. Even station at rural places like Bayan Lepas and Penanti, Bukit Mertajam got their own car park and very comfy.

Secondly, after I walked for quite a distance in bright-sunny-day, the police at the entrance was very friendly. I asked him where I should go for paying summon and he told me with a smile that I should go to the end of the building. The bright-sunny-day turned cloudy and cooling even though I was still sweating.

It didn’t last long as the counter woman was not as friendly as I thought. As soon as I reached at the counter, I asked her about the process for paying summon. She asked for my summon ticket which I never get before. Then she pointed me to the counter inside the building to check the summon online which I told her I have checked online and I got one summon unpaid and I got a letter from Bukit Aman saying that I’d be blacklisted if I don’t pay as soon as possible. She just ignored me. So, I walked into the building and asked one of the traffic police there who was in charge at the counter there. He told me that I have to go to the front counter. I went to the same counter and talked to the woman again. She said I need to go to counter 3 and the person in charge was out for lunch and I need to come again at 2pm. Nothing I could do rather than frowning and muttering to myself about how angry I was.

I don’t know if the people in charge are insufficient. Even for my company we take turn for lunch if the persons are stationed at the counter, so that we can satisfy all the tax payers that come all the way to pay their tax instead of telling them “Come again at 2pm as the person in charge is out for lunch”.

I really hope this matter can be solved or improved in the future, so that people like me don’t get frustrated and procrastinate.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon, I’m ready!

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Oh Meyer! I’m joining the pack!

Twilight was a bit boring but New Moon was hot. At first when I read New Moon, I was going to think it is just another boring Twilight but I was totally wrong. But when I’ve finished reading it, I became anxious and excited about what is going to happen next.

Twilight was basically about which one were the vampires, the vampire’s diet, why Cullens were not dangerous compared to others, detail about Cullens’ history and the attack of bad vampires on Bella.

New Moon was much better than that. It was more about the treaty between werewolf and vampire. More about Jacob Black rather than Edward Cullen. Bella got crazier than before with gut to do everything that could distract her from thinking about Edward. She did things like jumped off the cliff, rode big bike and even went into the deep forest.

I like the part she met Laurent and met with the werewolf for the first time. How I wish to see those things with my own eyes! I knew it was such a fantasy to read and imagined, but reading this made my brain creative.

I won’t write about the book in detail because it will spill out the suspense before you watch the movie, to those who won’t read the book or prefer to watch rather than smell the nice-odd-smell of the book.

Jacob said he could kill vampire. Edward said he could kill werewolf. It’s making me nervous. Based on Van Helsing, werewolf was way too sturdy.

I’m ready to watch the movie now! I’m as anxious as before, like read Potter, Golden Compass, Lord of The Ring then watch the movie. What else could be cooler than this?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Now it’s Starbucks’s turn?

So, now it’s Starbucks’s turn?

This was what I read on one of my friends Facebook:

Kpd kaki lepak starbucks:Starbucks HARAM Please note that all chocolate, vanilla & coffee drinks at Coffee Bean & Starbuck contains E471 (Emulsifier 471), mono di-glycefideswhich is from animal origin (pork). Raspberry Frap uses cherries that has been dip in alcohol & tiramisu contains RUM. Plz pass this message to our muslim friends.JAKIM 03-88864000 4 more information.tq

This is what I got from the website:

Starbucks Malaysia is certified Halal by JAKIM.

For any matters pertaining to Halal, please write to halalenquiry@starbucks.com.my


Seriously, it’s pathetic and I’m so tired of this!



Wednesday, November 04, 2009

First family of Formula1

Michelle Yeoh is now the first lady of Formula1.

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Michelle Yeoh is no longer just a former Bond girl, that famous Malaysian actress to hit the big screens in blockbuster movies across the world.

Yeoh reportedly married her fiancé Jean Todt last week, right after the ex-Ferrari boss succeeded the controversial Max Mosley as president of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

The actress proudly showed off her giant wedding ring to pressmen while attending a function in Paris with her man, Malaysia's Nanyang Siang Pau newspaper reported.

The two was engaged in 2005 after first meeting at a promotional event organized by Ferrari in Shanghai.

Congratulations to the new first family of Formula One! Here are pictures of the loving (and incredibly rich) couple, right here on MSN Sports.

 

Source: MSN (more pictures)

 

Note: Money can buy anything.

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