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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto

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The first time I heard this piece was back in 2008 (played then by another guy on youtube) and I remember how the music lifted my subconscious mind to a place no words could describe then as it still does now.  It’s soulful and mesmerising.  It makes you feel entirely consumed by the heavenly gift of music and the way Ryuichi Sakamoto plays it, is as if he stood at the gates of heaven playing it.  Such poise and elegance.  Honestly, I just can’t get enough of this song!
This to me is PERFECTION!

Drama Minggu Ini!

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With the general elections just a week more, Malaysians are bombarded with dramatic advertisements and stunts of the political parties contending for votes. From very pathetic ads to disrespectful ones, there seems to be no end to what the political parties want to influence the RAKYAT with, but what tops it all is this picture below.



Hilarious I say! How on earth can anyone in the right mind say this man is actually trying to experience what we Malaysians are experiencing? Does he think by taking the public transport (of which we do appreciate but know for a fact we could have it better than what is given to us - after all, we did once have the tallest building in the world which stands proudly erected in the middle the actual mess of a city) any one of us would be swayed into believing he cares or any of his cronies for that matter?
How about after this 'on-set' LRT ride, he goes for a bus ride during peak hours and stand under sweating armpits of construction workers all sa…

GE13 what's at stake? Preparing ourselves for elections!

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Today's turn out at The Visitation Church of Seremban was not a crowd of uncertain people but of one that knew the purpose of their very reason for being Malaysian - to see their land prosper by electing the right government.

Most of us know that it is our moral obligation to vote wisely. But today's talk gave us a clear guideline on what to look out for when we go for that voting this coming May 5th.

Datuk Ambiga mentioned amongst many other things that CHANGE is inevitable as we have experienced change in the last GE12. We must make the effort to vote whomever it is we believe deserves our votes based on the grounds of actions and not words spoken. All talk and no action or worst, promise one thing and doing another behind our backs is not permissible and our votes determine the future of such wrong doers!

The other speaker was Dr Faruq who gave a clear understanding about our Constitution and Religious Rights which was enlightening to many.

Speaker Jerald Joseph, Malaysi…

Pink or Blue?

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What colour do you think your child would choose if you as a parent hadn't influence them towards it?

Belle hardly had anything pink because I'm not in favour of pink myself. But I didn’t stop her from choosing it fir herself but seriously I'm still puzzled at her disfavour for it.

I never overwhelmed CJ with blue but he somehow goes for blue himself and later as he grew older, he started gender classifying colours based on the kids in school, so much so he asked Belle why don't you carry a pink bag or wear pink like so many other girls do. Pink is for girls right? And blue is for boys! Well AJ loves yellow, and I, purple but most of my stuff are in the shades of brown. Yes brown not grey.

I believe there's a scientific explanation to why kids are drawn to some colours and I'm certain it doesn't always have to be the influence of parents. But in the case of this study The Pink And Blue Project  (article from Salon.com) I wonder who’s living the childhood. …

Politics - A Wet Market Discussion

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Today, instead of hearing the rattling sounds of bargaining at the wet market, I heard the swearing and cursing of several distinct political names which entertained AJ n I while we waited for our Ikan Bawal to be cleaned and chopped.

Listening to these people speak, really got me thinking about the many who actually TRULY depend on the government to make their life a little easier and meaningful but simply failed at receiving it and the many who were cheated and are still being cheated by our dear politicians in power.

As much as I have decided several years ago, to call myself the "expat Malaysian who lives in Malaysia," I too must say the reason for my feeling so distant from my rightful sense of ownership to this land my father shed his blood for, is because our leaders have made me and many I'm sure, feel that this country has gone to a bunch of monkeys who look more into feeding their own family tree and fattening their wallets. Indian first Malaysian after, or vic…