Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Marathon of Heroes

Thanks to silence_of_words, I finally found a place on the cyberspace where I can actually watch Heroes Volume Two online.

Thus the 15-hour Heroes marathon began right after the Xanga office hour and ended after I finished the season finale.

Now I am supremely sleep-deprived , and still have tons of work to do.

I am not blaming anyone. But I am glad to have been done with Heroes after so long. Now it's a half-year wait till September.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Google Earth: Guess where

Friends, I invite you all to guess where this is. Should be obvious to some of you.

And I love that Google Earth has 3D buildings now .

Saturday, March 15, 2008


My entries has been all about politics lately.

I need to change the tone a bit the next few entries.


Maybe something on Google Earth next.

Friday, March 14, 2008

It's like using public toilet and not flushing

It's like relieving yourself in the pool after you lost a swimming contest.


I need definitions of 'childish behavior' and 'sore loser'.

Call to scrap mega projects

PENANG: The state Umno will “persuade” the Federal Government to scrap all the mega projects in the state in view of the people’s clear rejection of Barisan Nasional.

Since Penangites do not want development, the Federal Government should not force it on them, said state Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim.

He said that this was not Penang Umno taking revenge “but we are actually giving the people what they want”.

Struggle continues: Azhar (third from left), Abdul Rashid (left) and other Penang Umno leaders showing their fighting spirit after the emergency meeting on Thursday. — Bernama
“They voted for change, so let us see what the DAP can do,” he said after the party’s emergency meeting at Menara Umno yesterday.

Azhar, who is Penaga assemblyman, was appointed the state Opposition Leader at the meeting.

Meanwhile, Umno liaison committee deputy chief Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah hit out at the new administration for its decision not to practise the New Economic Policy (NEP).

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Who the heck gives you the power to decide what Penangites want and do not want?

How can you say Penangites reject development if they don't vote for BeeAnn? Since when BeeAnn exclusively equals development?

"This is not revenge" my gluteus maximi.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

How many more A's do you want?

Ok so the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) results were announced today.

Some student in some school in some state got 20 1A's and 1 2A. And in another school a student got 19 1A's. Or something like that.

Typically back in my years of school, students only took at most 10 or 11 subjects.

Now students take more than 15.

I guess our youths are more talented than we previously thought. Or, they know the grading curve will drop significantly this year (because of one certain policy), so they took as many subjects as possible because getting an A in SPM would be much easier these days if you have been decent enough in class.

I think A's should be like currency or precious metals. The more there is of it around, the less value it has.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Where the 4 million at?

From a TV report I was informed that about 4.9 million Malaysians are eligible to vote but did not register as voters thus were not able to vote in last weekend's elections.

And 80% out of this 4.9 million would be the first-time voters: Malaysians of the age range 21 - 27 years.

Currently there are about 10 million voters registered, and about 7.5 million turned out to vote.

Imagine if an additional 3.9 million (young) people turned out to vote. The People's Tsunami would definitely have created a bigger splash.

My friends who haven't registered yet: Please register, today. Who knows, your YB might drop dead tomorrow (or declared insane or bankrupt etc etc) and a by-election can be called anytime after that. You don't wanna be left out then.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Less than 24 hours away

The Malaysian General Elections. When the people vote for the people they wish to represent them in the House.

It has been campaigned and promoted: that people should vote for the party and not for the candidate. That, to me, is telling us that we are too stupid to make our own decisions.

Voting for the party means we want the party to make decisions for us. Think for us. Act for us.

We are not smart enough to make our own decisions. That our wants might not be good for the country.

If you watch the party conventions etc, you know what they keep yelling: do what you can for the party, party takes precedence, sacrifice for the party, etc.

Well if you are not someone who greatly benefits from the party, and you keep doing whatever it is that you can do for the party, who will reap the benefits from your toils, your sweat and your hard work?

The people who have importance, interests in the party. The people who benefit greatly from the party's growth in assets, influence and power. And that's not everyone in the party, let alone the country.

What is more important than the party is the people. What is important to the people, not the party. What people want, not what the party wants. The whole country is not one party. The country is the people.

If whenever a person who has importance in the party can suddenly become a prime example of rags to riches in less than quarter of a decade, who's to say that being a person high up in the party does not grant you material boons beyond what a public servant receives? That it does not work like a pyramid scheme, where people at the bottom of the pyramid work hard and gain less while the people on top reap more and toil less?

If you vote for the party, you are voting for a group of people to think for you, decide for you what you want, and act for you in your stead, be it what you really want or don't. And they will get what they want, and the same can't be said about you, sir, the one who voted for the party.

Vote for the person. The candidate. Not the party.

At this point in Malaysian politics, it's better to have a mixed-party government than a single (coalition) party government. It all comes down to one thing: check and balance.

Note: all of the above are my personal opinions and does not wholly reflect Malaysian politics nor the voices and opinions of its people.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


How can I give to others when I don't have much to give?

I have received so much, enough to make me feel guilty inside. For getting so much from others and not able to give any back in return.

Sometimes I wonder if my friends realize it or not. That for the friendship, I sometimes do not contribute enough, at least not as much as they do or did. That I usually get more than give more.

Believe me I love to give. I want to. If only I have a lot to give, I'd give.

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