Apr 28, 2010

* Judging by Zodiac Signs


I know it is very wrong to judge a person before getting to know them well enough, and even then we shouldn't judge them at all, because everyone is unique in their own special way.

Then again, how can you not judge someone?

I believe the reason you do judge another is to remember what you are dealing with.

People come in all sorts of packages.

Some are so fantastically packed where else some aren't.

I personally judge a person by their ZODIAC SIGN.

Yeah yeah, I'm Catholic, I shouldn't believe in all this.. tell me what rules of being a Christian have you not broken?

Well I come from a family that has always been in tune with personalities and attitudes based on zodiac sign.

With the years of experience my family and I have had, we've become quite the expert at being right about someone based on their birth sign. In fact, we've even become such a pro that we know how to link their zodiac sign to their Chinese zodiac to be even more accurate of a person's character. We got this from personal experience and obviously reading too.

A person doesn't fall far when you really look at them based on what sign they are.

No matter what background the person has in their upbringing and exposure, they still fall in their very own zodiac pool.

I use this judging to avoid the signs I know I cannot get along with, to avoid unnecessary pain or irritation. I keep them in their place, and knowing their sign guides me on how to deal with them, personally or even professionally.

Believe it or not, I can tell what sign the person is by just a few hours of being with them, and most often I am 90% right!

Apr 27, 2010

* Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader


Grab a pencil and a piece of paper!

I just love this show! I truly do. The one thing I know about myself is that, I enjoy testing my brains. Be it in quizzes in magazines or newspapers and shows such as this. Those days it was "Wheel of Fortune" and at one time it was "Who wants to be a Millionaire" (though not many were as lucky as Jamal of Slum dog Millionaire.) These were entertaining stuff that stimulated the brain, at least mine.

Lately as entertaining as this show is, I feel terribly miserable for the contestants, who some are really intelligent, but somehow loose out on questions that are ridiculously easy. Must be the stress of being on the show. Come questions like; what vitamin is known as ascorbic acid, Canberra is the capital of; Insulin is produced in which organ of the human body, and many others, people tend not to know the right answer.

Worst is when you have a cheat and you lose because the 5th grader answered it wrongly, and you are forced to drop out. Instead of making the contestant say "I AM NOT SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER!" they should be allowed to say "I COULD HAVE BEEN RICHER BUT THIS 5th GRADER KICKED ME OFF THE SHOW!" Hahahahaha just kidding.

My kids know that I would put almost anything on hold just to watch this show when it's on TV and they find it funny that I sit and answer the questions from our side. I am sure you do too : )

Apr 26, 2010

* Treat it manually!!!


I have just about had enough with the attitude of so many on the road!!

People who don't stop properly at junctions but just peek to their left and right and still move out of the junction even when the passing vehicle is probably just 2 seconds away from smacking right into them.

Why?

Best part of all is these vehicles are manually geared vehicles. Motorbikes, cars and lorries!

If people who drive manual cars hate changing their gear when at a junction, why the F*** buy a manual car? These nuts choose not to change their gear or start back from gear 1 hence their refusal to come to a complete stop at points where a complete stop is no longer an option but a must!

You wanna bang into someone.. go bang yourself into a tree and don't drag others to doom because of your laziness!!

Want to Macho so much, get off the roads and show your bloody machoness else where.. the road isn't for your parade.. and treat your manual car exactly the way it should be treated, by stepping on your brakes and changing your gear! That isn't an option for you!!!

* So what if he's the BOSS?


Most often, we hate our bosses for apparent reasons and only a hand full of people get bosses that are qualified to be one in every aspect.

If you have worked in the public sector (as I have), you will know that your bosses may have once been your colleague and sometimes very unfortunately could even have been your junior in service.

The problem that arises with such a boss is that, you have worked with them before they got promoted, and if this person has had an excellent track record, you are sure that this boss will be respected, even by you, but what happens when their past as a normal staff was rotten crap, and suddenly because he has enough years of service, he has passed the exams, and gets a promotion as your boss? You are sure to remember all the flaws and slacks that was done when he was a normal staff like you and finally this very same person becomes a boss and starts correcting others for mistakes he so freely did when he was an ordinary staff will surely piss the living daylights out of you?

How would you feel?

Would you listen to him?

Would you change your working attitude? (well what was he before he became the boss? who the hell does he think he is?)
Sadly, most of the staff would despise this new boss and unfortunately, that new boss can only hope people forget his wrong doings as an ordinary staff and respect him as a boss now. Then again, people never forget your past, in fact they would be more than glad to remember it for you isn't it?

If he is lucky his staff would only talk behind his back, with words like "kacang lupakan kulit!" or "Tak sedar diri la jantan tu!" and much more.. but these days bosses like these get it right on their face and it's really a sad state of life!

May be the people who want to accept a promotion should look at themselves and see if they are worthy of it.
Better still, be a staff with integrity and professionalism so you would not have to be stabbed for any wrong when you do become promoted some day.
Everyone should think ahead in their career in the aspect of work ethics, especially if you are in the public sector or else just be prepared to be shot down by those below you!!
(Check out this site on how to manage a boss.. I found it to be very entertaining..

Apr 23, 2010

* Karate Kid


Only today did I google to see if the guy acting as Archie in Ugly Betty's Season 3 was Ralph Macchio or not! Yeah I know and the season is close to end. My forgetfulness is what this is. I somehow miss the cast list at the start of the show for some reason or another.

Anyway, Ralph Macchio was my childhood HERO!!

Yeah, I even had a poster of his from the movie Karate Kid (in my book of course-the walls were off limits).

This Karate Kid was so cool, and even today if you asked me to watch those movies, I so would!!!

I never thought I would see him acting again, and to have him in Ugly Betty, my favorite series, is simply awesome. Call me crazy, but somehow I sensed it was him when he first appeared as Archie. I guess that Hero is still stuck somewhere in my head till now after 13 years and he's still so cute :P

Apr 22, 2010

* What's happening to American Idol?

I have been an ardent follower of the American Idol show since it first started in 2002. Why I watch it, well for the 2 distinctive reasons, Simon Cowell and the top 10 contestants. So what happens now that he's leaving the show? Sadly, before he can even do that the show is already going down a ditch. Amongst all the seasons I personally feel this season's the worst. The contestant all sound like local pub singers, and the comments that are being sent out by the 4 judges are pathetic! Have they lost it? or have they lost it?

Even Ryan Seacrest has lost his impressive sense of capturing the audience with his used to be good hosting.

Is it the show or is it just me?

May be I have turned disappointed with the show since Adam Lambert's loss.

May be last year with Adam in it, it was just too marvellous a performance that it has reached a point none can beat it? It sure beat Bo Bice and David Cook's year.

May be Simon Fuller should just come up with something else and scrap this AI away, extending the show for another 3 years would seriously require a miraculous change in the contestants to have it going, well at least for an audience like me!

Apr 21, 2010

* A Crab Race


Have you come across people who can't seem to care in improving themselves but at the same time, despises those who do? Unfortunately there are so many out there and I personally know a few and am getting so sick and tired of even having a conversation with these sort!! Not only do I have to accept you for your choice of not wanting to do better, I have to listen to you bitch about others who do? Reminds me of the CRAB story my Tutor in Grammar Class told us couple of weeks ago. Here it goes:-



THE CHINESE CRAB:
It climbs up a tree with its fellow crabby friends and once one reaches the top, it turns around and helps lift the one below it to climb up as well.



THE INDIAN CRAB:

It climbs up a tree with its other crab members and once one reaches the top, it KICKS the ones below it so as to be the only one at the top.



THE MALAY CRAB:

They all climb up together, and once one is at the top, the ones below, starts to PULL the one at the top and makes it fall.



Which Crab are you?
Apparently there is a colour to these crab, RED BLUE and BLACK but to which race it goes to, I honestly forgot.
I may be an Indian, oh Sorry Malaysian First then Indian, but, I for one believe in pulling up the ones below me and pushing up the ones around me!!

Apr 20, 2010

* Oh Please!!


So many men walk about with bellies like this. If it is hidden under clothings it certainly won't be so obnoxious as it would be seeing them walk around without a t-shirt on.
Some men are so insensitive; to think that the people who see them bare like this are okay with it?
How often have you had a neighbour stand outside his house displaying his equator sized belly for others?
If only you could shout out and say.. "OH GO PUT ON SOME CLOTHES FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!!!" what a better day that would be isn't it?
Then again if a woman were to have a front like this but a little more on the higher portion of their anatomy, I wonder what the reaction would be. Honestly I still wouldn't want to see it bare at the front of their gate!! Hehehe!!!

Apr 19, 2010

* To Make Up or Not to Make Up


Why do women put on make up?
Is it to hide a hideous face?
To enhance a gorgeous look?
A hobby?

A habit that makes one dysfunctional without?

Well what ever the reason may be, too much is certainly not the answer, and none doesn't make you any glamorous.

Most women, make themselves up to look radiant and fresh and yes, colours make the world a happier place, but unless you are a clown, you might want to take it easy.

Those who don't use any make up at all, are either lucky to have a fantastic skin, that glows and radiates constantly, or are just living in denial that they don't need it to look better. Though most of these sort that I know of could do the people around them some justice by not looking like sleepy heads from dusk to dawn!

The next thing is when should you make up?

When you need to go to the grocery store or to the mall?

When you have a hot date? A party? Work?

Well some people fall in the category of "TAK KENAL TEMPAT!"

I wonder, why some would put on make-up just to go to the 'Pasar Malam' or to the supermarket just to buy some coffee powder. What's your purpose, really?

It makes you feel good?

Shouldn't a shower alone that leaves you smelling fresh be the answer if you are going to go to the supermarket? Better still, shower when you come back from places like this as you come back stinky anyway.

So what's your big idea of making-up?

I don't like wasting my compact powder or foundation, lipstick and eyeliner and most of all my TIME if I was just making a trip to the local SPEEDMART.

For an activity like that, my make-up-less face is good enough.

Personally, my making up effort would be for a more deserving reason, place or company.

Apr 16, 2010

* Rock somewhere else lar!!


The Maxis Rocks On! USB Modem was one hell of a hit in sales I think last year. Well done Maxis, but I wish to share one doink-i-fied experience I encountered about exactly a year ago. I went over to Maxis Customer Service Counter in Mid Valley, to return my old modem as I had registered for a new one with a better savings plan and faster speed. My should have been only 10 minutes or less service got me waiting for the CS Staff for almost an hour because there was this couple who insisted they got this ROCKS ON! MODEM of Maxis, as that is what they want!!!

No stock? Not their problem, they were so persistent in making sure the CS Staff called out to every other outlet till they got one. One hour later, and still none available, I obviously stepped in and gave a piece of my mind. Something I feel I should have done sooner than after an hour!!!

Some people can be such a pain in the arse for others!! Talk about the height of kiasu-ness, Oh My GOD!!!

* Lucky in Love?


Love makes the world go round? I don't know how far that's true but it certainly can make your head spin! How many out there are so lucky in love, to have the first person they love be the one they marry and depart from at death? Yeah many wish for such luck, but unfortunately not many are as lucky in this aspect of life.


Ok, I'm not here to talk as a LOVE Guru, but the fact that, those who so happen to be lucky somehow think they have the right to belittle those who aren't. They take this holier than thou role upon others and it can seriously be annoying (only God knows what they are truly hiding away from everyone else :P )


Do you think anyone has the right to condemn another for having a failed or many failed relationships or even marriages?


To be tagged as a flirt because people had no idea you were changing boyfriends only because you haven't found the right one, or no one has found you to be right for them? Well looking at things on the surface level, I think we need to watch what we comment on anyone else when it comes to relationships and marriages.
No one is perfect, no one will ever know how it is to be in the shoe of another, but we all know this one thing, not everybody is lucky in love.

Apr 14, 2010

* Yes Anyone But Not Everyone!


It is a privilege to many these days to have the opportunity to further their education at the convenience of their time and most of all finances. With the many Universities that are open for working adults, anyone can look into advancing their education for higher qualifications that can help them in their work force or just for personal satisfaction.

There are courses for almost everyone in almost every field, and all one needs to do is to meet the requirement of entry and that too is made flexible so that senior citizens and those who had poor grades in school, could still work their entry by sitting for general knowledge paper and interviews, known as an OPEN ENTRY.

Let me now get to my point.

As easy as this is now available, some people do have the perception that it has no standard!

Anyone can enrol into these Universities!

Anyone can get themselves in a Degree/Post Graduate course!

Yes that is TRUE.. ANYONE CAN! but don't forget not EVERYONE GRADUATES!!

So to those whom I have heard throwing their "ah! there got that university, go join only la! anyone can get into there!" remember as easy as it may be for you to say that, it's not as easy as you think it is to graduate after 4 or 5 years. Many who study these way are not full time students that just need to concentrate on their studies and nothing else.

Don't look at the entry as a guarantee to a graduation.

Don't "ah" away when you speak about furthering education to someone else especially when you know for a fact many who do a FULL TIME course and go through the whole MALAYSIAN UPU system or pay a bomb out of their parents/siblings POCKET can't pass and obtain a certificate either.

I look at these Universities as a Blessing to the many who had no chance or was not equally given an opportunity for studying when they applied after school. I look at it as an opportunity, not as an "AH.. there can go there la, anyone can join!"

* I am Malaysian First then Indian?


Lately there has been much talk on which one comes first for you.

Are you Malaysian first then your race or your race first then a Malaysian?

As much as I have always looked at myself as a Malaysian first then Indian (since I was very very young to be frank), I somehow don't have the faith that this is how my country looks at me!

I have nothing to say about the 1Malaysia policy, basically because it's just a name sake policy not just to me, but to many Malaysian out there.

I love my country very much, and have in many ways been proud to be a Malaysian despite the many times it has failed to be fair to those deserving. Then again, who is perfect in this world that they can say they were constantly fair?

I sure hope my country remembers how much its people truly cared and cares for it, and work on maintaining that!!

God Bless you Malaysia!!

Apr 13, 2010

* Like Mother Like Daughter


Very often we see how daughters to a family become what their mothers are, and it is actually a cycle that most often is unavoidable.

You become what you have been thought to be.

If you have a mum who is positive and nurturing, you become positive and nurturing. If you have a mum who is independent and strong, you become that too.

If you have a mum who is kind to everyone around her and has many people loyal and sincere to her due to her attributes, you will reap the goodness of it too.

Reason?

Exposure. If you are exposed to happiness, kindness, generosity, independence, confidence, and most of all LOVE, you become an adult who takes on the world with the best outlook because you we were nurtured that way.

Over the past weeks, I have been in contact with quite a number of people, and without a doubt, I can confirm that positive people come from positive mums and vice versa.

Yes there are those who try not to be influenced by the rottenness of their upbringing, and some claim not to turn out bitter as their mothers, but honestly, no matter what and sadly too, the fruit doesn't fall far away from its tree.

Apr 6, 2010

* Mother or Maid?


I am currently reading this book called "10 conversations you need to have with your children" and conversation one had this question that made me have my say as well. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the author of the book, asked the eldest daughter of a family this question, "Is that Lady your mother or your maid?" Apparently this girl had no sense of helping her mother in any of the housework at home, and lived as though she was no part of the family, and this drove the mum quite the much to insanity, having to do everything alone at home.

How often have you come across girls like this?

Personally I have seen enough myself. Daughters who think they are meant to be served and carried on the head for everything in the house. Some girls have no sense to helping their mother, and some are so grown up that their mums still serve them tea on a tray, serve food on the table and after to have to wash their dirty dishes as well, out of the many others. Nothing in the house is looked at as part of every one's responsibility.

Somehow the mother has to do everything, and if they are appreciated, it's a bonus, which often isn't the case.

Subsequently an overworked mum, will end up being a nag, and this isn't seen as a sign of change for the daughter, but taken so personally that it makes the one listening to them, oddly refuse even more to help.

On the other hand, I also know some girls, who would take annual leave from work, just to be home with their mothers to help clean the house prior to a festival or feast. Some working daughters make a point to help out on weekends, and most of the ones I know, use a little of their time everyday to just arrange things around, sit with their mums and fold clothes, or help cook together, and that also allows conversation time between mum and daughter.
The difference between these two groups of girls are quite obvious, but what could be the cause of it? The way they were brought up? The way they were taught to behave?

My hats off to these girls who know their role at home. Who take the initiative to remember that lady at home is their mother not their maid. Ask yourself, which end you belong to, and if you fall in the serving end, may be you should consider changing a little. Remember some day you will be a mother too and you wouldn't want to be the maid!

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