May 28, 2013

Kids and Babies R Us

It really has been a long time since I visited Toys R Us.

The last was back when the outlet at Mid Valley was under renovation, if I'm not mistaken I think that was last December.

I must say the place looks much brighter now although there is nothing much to shout about when it comes to the collection of Toys in there.

However, I did come across a good collection of clothes in the 'Kids R Us' section and stumbled upon Heidi Klum's 'tRULY scrumptious' 'Babies R Us' items too. Since AJ's birthday is in a week's time, I decided to grab a few pieces of birthday outfits for him before leaving for our movie.


The price isn't too bad either. I got a two piece toddler suite for RM62 and single t-shirts for less than RM30 with an additional discount thanks to my STAR CARD. What I liked about it - they are a 100% cotton and the designs were funky and unique. I may sound bad when I say this, but I like to see my kids in clothes I don't see a 100 other kids in (I try at least), but I'm not a BRANDED-MANIA mummy either. I did not go for Heidi's collection because I found them overpriced. I certainly don't need to pay her royalty to dress my kids up, but I did coincidentally get one item of hers which I only realised now it's hers; the Girl's Stripe Sun Hat which was on a 50% promotion. I fell in love immediately with this hat and just had to get it for Belle because it reminded me of a hat I had when I was 5.


Besides getting AJ his drum set which he's banging away right now and the Medieval Sword CJ has been asking me for because AJ took full ownership of his old one, I'm glad I got to buy off AJ's birthday clothes and I would recommend 'Kids R Us' to mummies who are looking for some pretty neat stuff for kids up to age 5 especially mum's who are bored of JUSCO clothes.


Iron Man 3

I finally made my way to watching Iron Man 3, 24 days after it premiered in Malaysia.

It's not easy making time to get to the cinemas with 3 kids not because of the kids, but finding the best timing in order to get a parking at the mall. Since it's the school holidays, yesterday was our treat to some super hero action for my kids and my treat to watching Robert Downey Jr.
(Honestly, if he acted like an ass, I would still love it, because it's him.. haha)

The movie itself was good. The plot was certainly interesting.

But if you know me, I review not about the architecture of the movie but the intrinsic values one can get out of spending hours in front of a screen.

I like how Stark started it by narrating that we make our own demons and takes us back to 1999.
To me this movie showed how Stark finally got his sky rocketing "ego" (which we know all successful men have) down to earth. He displayed his weakness, his fears, his emotions of love, his regrets and the fact that a man especially if he has achieved greatly, cannot just sit around doing nothing.
Stark was finally "NORMAL" but nevertheless the brainiac superhero - The Mechanic.


It's interesting how the ordinary characters played a significant role in his Stark's performance this time, such as Harley Keener, who comes to his aid and to me that showed a real life picture of how sometimes, a child's innocence can bring the best out of an adult, their unclouded mind helps put perspective in a grown up's brain.

The hidden humour of course was brilliant, and as always you don't get many laughing to them in the cinema, I guess that's why I say it's brilliant.

Oh and seeing Ben Kingsley - I tell you that man can sure take on a role. He's simply amazing. Who would have thought, after seeing his video threats, that the actual him was a complete scam? Ben Kingsley really is a multi faceted actor.

Well, overall, watching Iron Man was hot, 3000 degrees hot? May be! The movie was more than just superhero action to me, fiction it may be but it carried a lot of message about men, the dangers of being a power crazy and egocentric man, as well as the beauty of loyalty to a woman - picking up a hobby that involves building machines and not tripping over other ladies. However, superficially, what it was most of all was a wonderful treat to the eyes!

May 26, 2013

The Apprentice Asia


The long anticipated show finally aired on AXN and watching Tony was both exciting and disturbing.

Exciting because IT'S TONY!
Disturbing because he is not DONALD TRUMP!

I got the chance to listen to Tony on Red FM yesterday afternoon and hearing him say that he rejected being part of Apprentice Asia for 2 years for the same disturbing reason, totally made sense.

Donald Trump is a business tycoon of his own definition and making Tony play the role of Donald just didn't seem right because they both are uniquely successful businessman, and it's not appropriate for Tony to act like Donald at all. Yes, Tony was asked to make this show as his, but it's The Apprentice! It's a synonym to DONALD TRUMP.

Anyway the show is made and yesterday's premier we distinctly saw the camera man focusing on Tony's firing finger. I must say the Apprentice that got fired looked as if he willingly led himself to the slaughter house!

What was Hendy Setiono even thinking? He kept beating around the bush whenever he was asked a question and the smirk on his face, my goodness, I was seriously expecting Tony to tell him to wipe that off!

Yesterday's premier clearly showed the vast and distinct difference between a street smart and a book smart person. They all, to me, fall in the latter! Are these contestant really the best of the best in Asia?
They certainly didn't seem so, and come on, if you can't sell fish, you better go back to business school and figure that out!

I could give a critical comment about each one of them, but I'm not going to waste my time doing that or waste my time watching this show again and I don't know why Tony wasted his. Why can't Asia come up with their own stuff?

May 24, 2013

REJECTED English?


I was at Seremban Parade last Sunday and as I took the escalator down from the parking lot, I was surprised to see that 'Reject Shop' was closed at 11.30am and I made my way to reading why, only to choke on what I had read.

Ironic isn't it - Reject Shop gives us REJECT English! 

This is just one of the many I have encountered and I'm sure many of you have seen worse. I wonder if our Ministry of Education and Education Policy Makers know the mess they are brewing in their future generation's education because they sure as hell screwed many already. Oh! Should I beware for speaking so? I almost forgot - if I'm not happy with the current situation in this country of mine, I have to migrate, kan? 

Trust me, those who have migrated and soon to migrate are not at stake here. Malaysians are being taken for a good ride and made into an international joke. When your working group cannot communicate well in your official second language, it calls for a serious remedial action. It is THE indication that our system is not effective and might not even be close to good as what is almost always told to the RAKYAT that we have a standard that's above average or excellent. Whenever I read such ludicrous statements, I wonder whom they are comparing us to? Are they dreaming?

The older generation in Malaysia, had various other struggles to meet but I would like to believe that they were blessed to have a primary and some even secondary education that were above par, almost can be considered excellent because you can still see how many of them have a strong command of almost three to four languages. The reason I say this is because of my current visits to the local market here in Lukut, ever since I shifted to this state. I see old chinese men speak fluently in English, BM and in fact code switch to Tamil and they sound just like Indians speaking if you didn't get to see their faces. Likewise I have seen Indians speaking like they were native Chinese speakers and also having a good power over English. You don't see this much these days and almost never in the younger generation unless they've studied in a vernacular school but they will be far from being able to communicate well in English. I never saw much of this in PJ either, because everyone working in the market and restaurants are foreign workers who by the way have very good command in BM. 

I walked into a Chinese Medicine shop in Seremban several weeks ago, and I asked for eye drops in Malay, but the owner of the shop replied in fluent English and he got me smiling. No, I smiled not because my mother tongue is English, but because he's as old as my dad and his shop looks like it never travelled through time since the Communist invasion. Yet there in front of me, stood a man who decided to reply to me in such grammatically correct English - something you don't even hear from the mouth of school teachers these days and some of them are English teachers (at that point I always wonder who I should slap for this!). 

What's the point of free education if the quality is going to be like having lice in your head? It is because it's FREE that it's like that? Should every concern parent now think about enrolling their children into International Schools, Private Schools and language centres where parents have to pay a bomb and the government reaps from the taxes? Or is "GO MIGRATE" going to be the answer our Education Ministry throws at us too, sooner or later as their solution to the problem they have created?

Quality has to be a priority at the most basic level - the foundation - primary school and a constant effort  to increase its use in schools through subjects other than just English is a good way to have it utilised more. Making English a subject that requires a compulsory pass is not the solution to improving the standards of English, we all know how the grades are manipulated anyway. The number of passes is not the end result. The picture above is the end result!

No use having a Malaysian kid study English for 11 years in school and upon leaving school, that student writes without knowing where to put an apostrophe or when to use plural or singular! Having so many subjects just for English at tertiary level too is not the solution to this problem. Our education system has and is providing such horrid roots for the RAKYAT that even in 11 years students come out writing and speaking English like this and they think making 10 out of 60 subject in order to graduate with a Degree be in English is going to clean the mess? What happens to those Malaysians who don't even see the chairs of a University lecture hall? Not every Malaysian is not able to walk into the tertiary environment, due to their grades at secondary level (thanks to we know who) and most times their race and income status forbids them from getting a place in the universities, so they go out straight to work and the picture up there is the result you get from all this. Simple English made to sound so baboonish and sadly even some C.E.Os of corporations stink at it too.  Have you seen the Malaysian contestants in our locally produced reality shows like Master Chef and The Apprentice? Oh, I don't intend to start on that. 

I'm pretty sure if I had to ask that old man from the Chinese Medicine shop to write an informative memo to his customers, what you see above would not be the result you'd get!

Malaysia needs help and that help better come soon because my deepest concerns are for those who have no resources to making it on their own and are being screwed over further by our sad system. Our education may be FREE but the actual price the RAKYAT pays is this - 'REJECTED English'! 

May 21, 2013

10 Things A Mother-In-Law Should Not Say or Do To Her Daughter-In-Law

Source: Tumblr.com

Mother-in-law for some, Monster-In-Law for many.
Here are my 10 things a MIL should not say and do to her DIL!

1. You don't ask her to go and see a doctor to find out if she is able to bare children in just 3 months of marriage and later when she's actually pregnant you ask her if she's sure of it.

2.  You don't scream at her and ask her "Your husband has a property but what does my girls have?" Since when is your DIL responsible for what your girls don't have especially when you are alive?

3. You don't tell her to lose weight or use a whitening lotion for her skin when she's perfectly fine and your son loves her the way she is.

4. You don't condemn your husband to her (and the
whole world) then expect her to wish you on your wedding anniversary!

5. You don't call her for a meal at your home and then question her for not being there to cook the meal. She has her own kitchen and could very well have cooked it there herself.

6. You don't have her as a visitor in your house and complain about how you are made to be a maid to cook for your own children.

7. You don't brag about your delivery pain when friends and neighbours come over to visit your daughter-in-law after child birth, dismissing entirely the trauma she had just gone through.

8. You don't discuss your sex life with her, it's utterly disgusting!

9. You don't sit in her house and gossip about her husband. You deserve a slap for calling yourself his mother!

10. You don't write trash or make phone calls filled with false accusations about her to her husband and ask him to decide what he should do.

I could actually go further than 10 but I think this list is good for now, you might just collapse if you had to read more and ask yourself "Didn't Hitler die already?"

A Lasting Effect

This morning I woke up with these words ringing in my head - A person may not seem horrible all the time but their horridness can affect you a lifetime. Likewise a good person's goodness can grow on you and bring you much happiness even if you had experienced it just once.

I used to worry and ask myself if things were going well, when is it all going to crumble? Then I was told that my negative thinking is altering my universe and drawing ill onto myself, of which I decided to stop such thoughts and honour the joyfulness that came with every passing day, and since I changed my mindset, I noticed how I did draw the right energy towards me by firstly hailing it in myself.

Source: IMDB

It's not easy to keep thinking positive over someone, especially if all you have experienced is pain and suffering and the person is completely unpredictable and malignant.

I believe as much as we want to draw a positive energy towards us, the person we expect to receive this energy from should consciously make an effort to do the same which means we need to sit down and talk about the issues faced. We would need to step out of the picture and analyse what we are going through to decide what approach is best.  It's not easy to continue living in a relationship that kills you emotionally especially when the stabbing doesn't even have to happen all the time.

The person causing it, may or may not do it intentionally but the pain is painful and addressing it will heal you and spare you more pain. To those who don't stop even after addressing, they simply doesn't deserve to have you. You were not born be the punching bag to their insecurities.

Of course forgiving someone's wrong doing, is the most religious thing to do of which many of us, have forgiven countless times and even forgotten right after only to be reminded again in less than the expected time.

I decided after a decade of tolerating and forgiving, that I don't need this shit anymore and if the people around me don't approve of it or think I should act otherwise can decide for themselves if they too would like to be in the list of people I want to have nothing to do with anymore, as I want to move ahead in my life and leave the pain behind and in order to do that, the people causing the pain should either stop doing so, or in my case be thrown overboard!

I'm not GOD!
He said to forgive 70 times 7, and if I had to take that Mathematically, I think I have passed my quota. My last forgiving to these persons comes with the "Go to Jail, do not pass go, do not collect 200" Monopoly card. That's the effect of what they've done!

I may never be completely healed from the scars they've put on me, but I should pat myself on my back and say, "Well done" for putting a FULLSTOP to more wounds and enjoy the presence of the people who are sailing in the same direction for happiness.

All those painful statements, gossips, ill treatments, lies and manipulation can finally be put to an end by ending your ties with such people, and that lasting effect should work as a reminder not to do the same to others.

May 20, 2013

The Enthusiasm from The Hour



With all that is going on in Malaysia with regards to post GE13, watching The Hour, enthusiastically drives my passion for the cry of freedom in journalism and speech, for true democracy and most of all what loyal citizens are meant and allowed to be - Passionate for the wellness of their country.  The show just falls right into context for what is happening around me now.

Malaysians fighting for change.
Fighting for freedom of speech.
Fighting for clean and fair elections.
Fighting against corruption.
Fighting for a true democracy where its citizens are supposed to be allowed to ask and question without being arrested and shouted at in the headlines of the media - WHAT MORE WE WANT?
Is that what we have become? Or have we always been this way?
With cyber world in our hand, only now we are truly seeing the "Supposed Democracy" we live in?
Why are the voices of those who care becoming such a  HUGE THREAT to those in power? Is it fair for politicians to condemn our rights and dictate to us what they believe the ideology of democracy is to be? As long as they are in power, no one else has the right to question?

What the present home minister said in the media that those who are not happy with the government and with the present political situation, should migrate, is totally unacceptable. Would he change his house if his roof leaked? Or stay silent if he found his wife cheating on him? That's simple household issues. How does he deal with it? Asking the RAKYAT to "belah" if not happy?

When politicians behave like selfish immature toddlers, they are not fit to be called leaders anymore. Reading all this in the papers, makes my blood boil to think that they care not what they so blatantly say and take such pride in their idiocy.

How can anyone not care about what is being uttered from their mouth? Even if you did vote them into the parliament, aren't you appalled at how insensitive these people are towards those who think differently? Towards those who believe differently?

In school, we are thought to accept a healthy competition at all times. That competition is a good thing as it drives you to go forward in a race to win it. Why can't our leaders in power now, look at the opposition as a healthy competition and stop behaving like a bunch of insolent cowards?

Stop with the racist comments, and 'migrate if you can't stand' suggestions. You all sound like scaredy cats! Then again may be you all just are!  

Anyway, my favourite quote amongst many from The Hour (Season1) is this - "In democracy one has the right to ask a question, and the question is do we really live in democracy or under the illusion of one?" - Lord Elms.

Think about it? Staying silent only makes those in power assume they are the best!
Allow those who have a voice to speak, and if our leaders are leaders, they would and should address matters more constructively and cautiously!


I've tried that thing called Kindness..

Experts always come up with ideas and solutions to problems faced by many, and in most issues people face with those who are negative and difficult is by advising to show kindness to our wrong doers and by that, change can be seen and enjoyed within a relationship.

Personally I have tried kindness and with some people, it just doesn't work.
The saying that kindness inspires kindness is not a common truth. It doesn't work with everyone.
I have tried showing kindness to those who hurt me, they just hurt me the same if not more.
I have tried giving them a taste of their own medicine, it sure feels good at that moment but in the long run, it gets internally exhausting (I believe this happens to those who aren't built to be a narcissist). 

If showing kindness to someone doesn't solve a problem, then I honestly believe they don't deserve you in their life at all. There are many out there, who even if you had to drop all the things you're doing just to see them through their problem, would never think twice to bitch behind your back. It's as if they need to constantly bicker about you no matter how much good you do for them, even though no one else but you are showing them such charity and kindness. 

A pathologically ungrateful person is what I term such people.
It has to be isn't it? What else explains how someone can take all from you and bitch behind you, creating stories that never happened and spreading them around? Totally ignoring one bit of gratitude to having you in their life and your kindness is taken for granted?

How would you go on in a relationship with such a person knowing the kind of things they speak behind your back? If you had to inquire on what the gossips, they fight with you and explode their crap even more on you, and the best part of all would be they coming back into your life pretending nothing happened, not even acknowledging the issue nor asking for forgiveness. They suddenly behave as if it's your obligation to accept them into your life so that they can do pollute you again. 

Well, I know for sure, when kindness doesn't solve the problem, ignorance to their entire existence will certainly bring bliss. I decided that if a person cannot show me a little bit of respect for my efforts, and constantly hangs on to their need to stab me behind my back and play martyr to the rest of the world, then I should decide not to have anything to do with such a person any more. 

Source: fanpop.com
I guess that's the least you could do for yourself - cut of the cancerous growth that hangs on you and be free of it!

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted? Well sadly, on some it absolutely is! 

May 14, 2013

Oh My English and Lawson

Doesn't Oh My English! The TV series aired on Astro TVIQ, remind you of Mind Your Language? The approach taken to help viewers improvised their language skills (especially in speech) is very effective. When you are shown on how to apply language in daily use, especially when comic and humour is involved, viewers grasp it better and they actually remember it much effectively too. My children, although they are already good in English, enjoys this show very much and for me after watching Season 1 and now Season 2, I must say, it's pretty hilarious.

To add, I'm impressed with the advertisements made for Oh My English (OME)! Their short yet powerful advertisements that grants viewers an insightful education in just 1minute. Try watching this and see how much a kid can benefit out of it? This is definitely a fantastic way to Teach English! Well done Oh My English!

I believe OME has penetrated into the minds of many Malaysians, because these days when any of us make a grammatical error in our English, we automatically say "Oh My Englishhhhhhh!!!" (So contagious!)

To me, such a program truly displays the Positive Power of media in responsibly bringing us Malaysians together by connecting us through language. Don't you think?

By the way, I prefer this much more to Mind Your Language. You don't have to hear the sounds of beeps censoring profanity or watch spilling boops and butt cheeks in a classroom.


Putting Power Into Passion

Source: www.fanpop.com
 Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness youpower to your passion. -Oprah

The power of passion is a remarkable thing. It can move a mountain if you put your mind and heart to it. Everyone thinks it is important to be in life's fast lane. To achieve what others are achieving or more, to fulfil the expectations of the world and to be obliged to the needs of everyone forgetting that within us ourselves lies a pasture that needs to be attended to. Your own visions for yourself.

We have seen how when someone decides to put away their career and pay attention to their dreams (yes often our career at hand never was our dream, it just happened by chance or to fulfil the ambitions of our parents), people around them think they are crazy and might pull them down with their words of concerns.

 Not many people who are close to you will understand the passion that burns within you because they do not share the same aspirations as you but that doesn't mean you should not venture it nor own it.
All you need is your own consent. The rest will fall in place so long as your power for that passion does not fade and when your wave hits a low tide, take it easy and find within yourself a place where nothing is impossible (Deepak Chopra), repossess your passion with the power that lies within your own will and you will get back on that high wave and sail away to achieving what you want.

Word of Advice:
When you have reached the point where you are proud of yourself, don't be disheartened if some care not to acknowledge it. It's very human to want acknowledgement. Gratification from others always feels good but in life (as I have learnt) the toughest thing to get from those whom you think cares, is a simple encouragement or support even if it cost them nothing! End of the day, remember, they don't matter. As long as you are happy; knowing there are people who appreciate what you have done for them, or admire your accomplishments is by far an added bonus to everything you already did for yourself! Be grateful at all times for having yourself for you!

May 13, 2013

JUST NOODLE @ Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

If you are looking for a noodle shop that screams noodles.. this is it!
Just Noodle at Seremban 2 Uptown Avenue has it all from Udon Noodles to Pan Mee, Wanton Noodles and many more served with chicken, seafood and meat. They also have a variety of soup and fried dumplings.
I'd recommend this shop anytime for casual dining or celebration as we did yesterday for Mother's Day because of the following:
- Great Chinese Noodles that is displayed in a very friendly menu
- Nice choices of drinks from water to smoothies
- Clean, child friendly, dinning area with a lovely interior
- Fast service
- Decent food portions
- Yummy tasting soups
- Affordable price range
- Smart waiters who don't place hot food and drinks right in front of small kids
- and most of all a superbly clean washroom!

So if you are looking for a good place to eat with your family in Seremban 2, especially if Jusco is packed, head yourself here and enjoy the delights of their food with their gorgeous wallpaper of chinese bowls and bowl lamp shades.

It was my first time there last Sunday, I loved it and so did my family!



May 11, 2013

V.O.E Quotes Joyce Meyer



Extracted from : 'The Confident Woman' (book) by Joyce Meyer


May 10, 2013

Inspiring Women Who Changed Our World

There are many we personally know who have inspired us in ways we cannot begin to explain and somehow these are the women who may not be famous in the face of the earth but are simply famous in the depths of our hearts.

The list goes from mothers to aunts, school teachers and religious educators, personal coaches and at times even people who are younger to us, daughters, nieces, granddaughters or girls that we have no blood connection with but inspires us to exercise our existence as a GIFT.

With mother's day just around the corner, let us ponder on the women who have inspired change in our lives and lift up a thought of gratitude or prayer for their footprints imprinted alongside ours.

The women who have inspired me and changed my world are:
1. My MUM (don't tell me it's cliche okay not everybody says mum in their list)
2. My form 6 Discipline teacher (no I didn't have a disciplinary problem) who was my mentor through my involvement with ACS' PRS (Pembimbing Rakan Sebaya), Students Service Society (SSS) in Convent Klang and the Liturgical committee in OLL Klang - Mrs Teresa Lee.

So let's remember them and if they are still around, call them and say THANK YOU this Mother's Day! I'll be making a call to the 2nd person on my list and God bless the soul of my mum.

Source : betterworldbooks.com 
More to read...
50 Inspiring Women Who Changed The World (Yes OPRAH and Mother Theresa are in there!) complied by the authors of Seven Seas.



May 9, 2013

F.E.A.R

Writing a blog serves many purpose and today I rediscovering an amazing one, and it's GROWING UP! I read a few of my older post dated back in 2008, my grumbles and rantings, and I realised, I have grown a lot because, reading those post, I now wonder, why on earth I even bothered being bothered over those patty stuff? The situations I faced in life back then were hilarious and if I had to go through them again, I certainly would take a different, more mature approach to handling it.

It's nice isn't it? To know as the years go by, you are actually getting wiser more composed, calmer and what’s more prominent is that, now you are able to say GO TO HELL/ FORGET IT LA! and move on with the more important things in life.

Source : Facebook

Ok I'm sure many of you have come across this on Facebook.
It got me seriously thinking, why they had to chose those 2 options?
I would rather say FORGET EVERYTHING AND RELAX then FACE EVERYTHING AND RECOVER!
Don't you think so?
WHY RUN?
Forgetting and running is like being a hoarder actually. You keep piling the junk around you, which you think is being kept away (defines running) and one fine day you end up with no more space to move.

Actually what you need to do when you face FEAR is FORGET IT first and RELAX. Take time to breath, clear your mind, and then FEAR again, yes.. FACE EVERYTHING AND RECOVER - FEAR! Experts always say one is able to comprehend and evaluate better when they are relaxed, and out of experience I must say that it is absolutely true.

Therefore FEAR doesn't have to have an "or" in between 2 meanings of an acronym. Instead replace it with "THEN" and head on to the second part. By the time you complete the steps.. you can put on your running shoe and get into an aerobic state. The oxygen to your brain will be good for the next time you face FEAR.

So what does FEAR have to do with growing up? Well, everything I guess.
For one, we wouldn't be able to look at it in this angle now, would we?

P.S.
I actually made a typo error in my 2nd paragraph and instead of WISER the word spelled WIDER.. LOL! Well no, I’m not getting wider, I hope. Now where's that weighing scale of mine??? Hahah

Healthy Snacks After School

If you look around most schools, you’d see stalls set up outside the school gate selling goodies and snacks for students and parents to purchase and consume while waiting for transport back home, or while waiting for your kids to come out of school.


Most often, these stalls sell junk food and fizzy drinks probably because these sort of items attract buyers very easily and have a long shelf life.

Yesterday, at my daughter’s school, I noticed a new vendor.
This lady had cut fruits and fruit juices along with a really neat ice-cream vending machine (like those you see in McDonald’s) and she attracted a good crowd to her portable stall when school dismissed. Well I too went over and got myself some cut watermelons and guavas.

I was so pleased to see how she offered to sell items that are healthy (well ice-creams can be healthy too if you consume it moderately) and best of all, how many actually bought from her. This was certainly a responsible vendor and those who bought from her deserve a High-5! for consciously choosing what is good for them.

It’s not always you see people choosing the right things for themselves nor do you find vendors who consider selling goods by prioritising health.

Look at how, when a given a choice children with good health awareness and education, would go for what is right and look away from all those junk food.

Malaysia can definitely use more vendors like this.

May 8, 2013

Post GE Lesson: Saying NO to Racism


What’s with all the RUCKUS and CHILDISH behaviour? You of all people should know what DEMOCRACY means. Aren’t the RAKYAT allowed to vote for whom they want? Oh ya kan, forgot that 505 was just an international DRAMA MINGGU INI (weekly soap opera) or better yet a charade played by SPR! Now it’s time to put on a show to tell the world how ungrateful the citizens are especially the Chinese instead of admitting and agreeing to doing better?

Such a typical NARCISSISTIC trait isn’t it?

BN has won, but because they lost the popular votes, they are taking the SORE LOSER role now and making it into a racist issue. All this sure looks like an admission to their victory not being victorious isn’t it? Told you the face on 605 said it all! If only those phantom voters were allowed to vote, someone would probably be the happiest PM right now and might even say his 1Malaysia policy is by far the best and act like a SORE WINNER to countries that are fighting to keep up with racial unity, don’t you think? That would be another CHARADE of his but in actual fact we are personally working very hard in keeping the UNITY without his help.

Well now its about the race differences in the parliament? REALLY? What the hell man! Do Indians and Chinese complain when we have to be 1 in a class of 44 Malay students in a multiracial county? Or be the 1 in a 75 Malay staffed department and have to work round the clock when it’s a muslim festival or even so, when a muslim staff needs to be at work during their festival because they have no help from their non-muslim friends since there aren’t any employed as staff in a government department that works 24-7 such as in our hospitals? That’s a bummer you know! Personally I have seen how that sucked for both the Malays and the non Malays. The parliament doesn’t go on call right? Or does it? Why bicker about the racial situation in your parliament as imbalanced? If you truly are the Father of 1Malaysia, you shouldn’t even bring up race as an issue unless your parliament is filled with just one race! PAS, DAP and PAKATAN are Malaysians too. Don’t look at your rivals as imbecile citizens lar. A well educated and ethical person will always accept a good challenge and stand his grounds without such idiotic bitching. Be a MAN, man! 

On another note don’t try to elude the fraud by bringing all this up to fill the newspapers with. The educated and rational thinkers in Malaysia know how horridly Journalism is in the main stream. 
I feel this is just tactics to divert attention to things that are even more senseless, as always, has been a trademark of our leaders. Yes hundreds of JUMBO Jets didn’t land with Banglas in them, but thousands have already landed since the last elections. And to why people are attacking UTUSAN and not the Chinese newspapers, well most of us know who owns UTUSAN and most of us read BM better than Mandarin. What’s the point of placing Mandarin writing on the screens and asking "why you say like that ha?” when we could just ask you why you never stopped your party funded papers from taking up a tone like that because you are the one who stood strongly on 1Malaysia or have you forgotten that? 

All this sweeping statements are being thrown just to stop people from thinking about 505. Really it is. Playing a psychological route to get out of the hot pot is going to make them fall into the fire.

Stop all the plays and get on with what’s relevant la and at the same time, on a neutral ground, I hope BERSIH gets to find out who is the culprit to all this fraud and put an end to the mess SPR has made with every evidence of blackout and Magic shows Malaysia has witnessed at our GE13. Malaysians deserve the answers. And remember, Malaysian, we are UNITED. Don’t be their puppet and lose focus on what is the actual issue at hand - ANSWERS about the cleanliness of SPR! It doesn’t matter who we have voted for, just don’t allow their illogical and racist claims destroy the unity that we have always been fostered. Don’t let them talk on behave of those who didn’t vote for them. Don’t go around asking your non Malay friends to balik kampung because their kampung is the same as yours. 

Politics is never made to keep people together which is why good parents don’t play politics with their kids because politics always ends up favouring one person at the expense of another.
If you look closely at our culture, what’s truly keeping us together are the religious teachings we are given at our places of worship and teachings of tolerance our parents and grandparents thought us after all the pain and bloodshed they have seen and been through. Don’t allow all that to go to vain by condoning comments by leaders who care not (as seen obviously) about true racial respect. 

So redefine what our politics should be Malaysians - Make it the system that ends CORRUPTION and FOSTERS RESPECT, UNITY AND STABILITY at ALL TIME and at the EXPENSE OF NONE! We have a deep history to remember never to be repeated but at the same time, don’t be oblivious to why it even  happened in the past and work into analysing the root cause.

Please don’t take the words of our politicians LITERALLY!
They have no rights to assuming why voters did not vote them because they never really cared to ask or listen. It’s a lop sided argument you know! Unfortunately we cannot stop people from saying what they want to say, but we can stop accepting it as TRUTH.

Instead of throwing insulting racial remarks, how about we turn around and ask our neighbours how they feel and what can be done to make Malaysia better. No one is trying to ruin anyone’s birth right so lets not allow the government to feed such ill knowledge and ruin our peace as citizens of this country! Remember when we die there’s only one heaven and one hell. We will still see each other there which ever side we land, so let’s make this life worth while and stop racism! 

May 7, 2013

Stop Provoking!

Source: Malaysiakini


If only the government listened to the RAKYAT they will know that many Chinese are not against BN on the whole but against MCA. I spoke to a few locals here and most of them say, “what’s the point of voting for a BN-MCA Candidate who never did anything in our area and let him continue for another term to do nothing?” and the same time many have rejected a Pakatan leader here and voted for a BN-MIC candidate on the grounds that the former didn’t show his face after he got his place in the Parliament. It is unfortunate for BN to have lost their votes like that. So what should be done is to work towards getting candidates that are fit for the job not Candidates to fill the slot. Isn’t it?

Newspapers must know that people react literally to what you write, unless this is their intentional action, don’t taint the value of Journalism by unethically throwing headlines that can cause chaos. Instead of provoking racial tensions through the mainstream media, how about diplomatically working on solving the problem?

BN, you won the next term right? Suggest you get started with your work, and to the question "What more the Chinese wants?" How about asking them and listening for a change? I asked and listened and I think it’s pretty sensible why they voted otherwise.

Don’t Be A Corrupted Crusader

Anyone with a deep respect for MORAL VALUES will own a RIGHT MIND to have all these fraudulence in GE13 be questioned with an expectation of a VALID ANSWER! Those who do this aren’t SORE LOSERS - It’s called COMMON SENSE!

Source: Yahoo! Malaysia

I’m not going to bother asking the question of his common sense again. I’ve concluded that some, in fact many, don’t have the gift of COMMON SENSE!

How does one, choose to be oblivious to what is happening around them? Yesterday I read an FB post by an apparently well known philanthropist from Johor who stated how we need to move on with our lives as there are more important things to do than to be bothered by the politics that has already been mandated.

REALLY?

I didn’t know being a citizen of a country meant you should be oblivious to what’s happening in your own land, only enjoy the goodness of it and shut your eyes, mouth and ears to the bad and wrong! I believe every Malaysian went back to work, school and their respective obligations on the 6th of May, but why should they forget and let to rest what had taken place on the 5th? Was she suggesting us to ignore the political fraudulence of the GE13 and to look at our leaders as a separate entity? Yes, life goes on despite the election results but we cannot ignore what’s happening in our backyard can we? It’s easy for many to say not to be bitter or bothered by what happened on the 5th of May, but to many others it matters. I believe a little multi-tasking is required if you asked me. You do what you do to live and see others live and at the same time you watch your lawn which in this case is your GOVERNMENT! It’s not a SEPARATE ENTITY!

You don’t tell those who care to stop caring. You don’t tell those who spent their hours at the polling queue, and those who spent thousands on flight tickets and hours on the road driving back to their hometowns to go on with their lives and let this be! Malaysia didn’t cripple by being bothered over the cheating of the last elections, came Monday. What’s crippled is the way many think this is not important and to see it as over and done with!

You are what you eat they say, then could I say politically, you are what you vote?
Ideologies may be different amongst each and every Malaysian, and our fights may vary a lot too. For me and many of the mother I know, care greatly about our education system and how the current standards are at an insulting state that those with money can always resort to Private or International School but why should we be resorting to something that will cost our pockets which subsequently goes to the government as education tax? The government takes our money and gives dirt back to the RAKYAT? Are we supposed to be GRATEFUL FOR THIS and stay silent when we see corrupted leaders get back into power? There are so many other matters that cause a pressing concern which I don’t think I need to list out here as most Malaysians already know what they are.

A simple analogy will be this la! If your house got robbed, will you tell yourself “leave it be, what’s done is done," and go off to work not thinking about what you should do to the perpetrator or ways to solve the issue that caused the crime? No right?! You go to the polis and file a report, and wait for the authorities to call you back to give you and update on the case and while that happens you have to look into repairing the damages caused by the robber. Isn’t all this work? You can’t ignore it can you? What more when it’s a NATIONAL ROBERY?

People will post about what they saw personally and what others have seen over the social media, talk about it at the pantry of their office or while taking an evening walk with their neighbours. People will not stop till answers are given. Whether you voted for PKR or BN, a fraud is a fraud and if you valued MORALITY and have a little bit of dignity, you will not stay silent. No I don’t mean you should go rioting but a mature rational minded human will expect answers to what they are seeing from others or personally and all this answers must come or else we are nothing but puppets in this land. We should not allow EC to insult us this way. Let’s get the truth out. Let’s find out who is behind all this and put an end to it!

If you think you can’t do anything to change what has happened, think again! You could always go light the candle at your altar, or incense or open your prayer mats and PRAY! Pray that God gives courage and wisdom to the leaders who are fighting for the answers. PRAY that we are not robbed off our rights and given away on a silver platter to illegal immigrants. PRAY that our children will have a hopeful future by firstly having HOPEFUL LEADERS and if you think you don’t or can't do this, then you are nothing but a CORRUPTED CRUSADER yourself because this sort of ignorance is not bliss.

May 6, 2013

A Victory That Isn’t So Victorious?

The ruling government of Malaysia has won another term - So Congratulations Barisan Nasional!

NST front page (6thMay2013)
As much as I wished it wasn’t, I’m glad that we, the people of CHANGE are getting there and are on the right track as statistically the opposition party in Malaysia is getting stronger. Looking at the turn out of yesterday’s GE13, 13.26 million registered voters came out to vote which is the highest in the history of all Malaysian General Elections (GE). This to me was a sign of people seeking for justice and truth. I stood in line for 2hours yesterday to cast my vote as compared to the last GE where I went in and out in less than 15minutes at the same polling centre. The atmosphere was great, people were energised to see a change take place and most of all, everyone elected themselves as watch dogs to the rumours and stories of dirty politics that was anticipated to happen.

As much as all that info above is already know by most of you, what I want to highlight here is what I noticed in the faces of the winners - Najib and his fellow ministers, at their victory speech event at PWTC early this morning. I know a sleepy face from a freaked out one and theirs were definitely the later. It all seems like a victory that wasn’t so victorious. Could it be because they stood the highest chance of a loss to PKR in 4 states but miraculously won through a recount that happened after a black out? Or was it because they won with much evidence of dirty politics in the hands of most of their Rakyat which is going viral on every social media platform (and I believe will do so for the next couple of weeks)?

Extracted from Kosmo!
Kosmo papers and many others calling this GE13 as a 'Chinese Tsunami’ which evidently still made BN in power, then quoting Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam (The Chief Minister of Melaka who lost his Parliamentary seat at Bukit Katil) who said he was disappointed that this elections weren’t in the best favour of BN and that all this proves that the Chinese are ungrateful towards all that the government has done for them; is by far the lamest statements anyone can make. Then again, I stand corrected, the last few weeks Malaysia has seen more than enough stupid lame comments flowing out of the mouth of our political leaders who are once again elected to run this country of ours.


Now BN is in worry about racial polarisation? He calls for reconciliation? Najib claims much work needs to be done to reduce this or else Malaysia will not continue to enjoy the peace and stability it is enjoying now.

Who’s to be blamed??

We know it’s part of his 1Malaysia plan to see the racial polarisation diminish but hasn’t he heard about LEADING THROUGH EXAMPLE?

There is no point in blabbering 1Malaysia when you, Najib, as the head of your administration failed to punish your ministers for their racists and pro-polarisation talks.

There is no point in your ministers asking us to spend BBR1M WISELY while your wife is caught shopping like a MAD CAT on foreign streets, and seeing your ministers drive cars and live in mansions that contradicts their pay cheques!

A simple request we parents are asking for - MAKE MATH AND SCIENCE IN ENGLISH AGAIN (PPSMI)! Have you even cared to justify why you had it changed in 2011 when it was supposed to be only in 2012? Or did I miss that news? You treated us parents like mere dogs when you threw such disrespectful decisions upon us and take no consideration to give us what we the RAKYAT want but you want our VOTES so that you can have your next 5 years pay cheques to be secured? At that point you didn’t work as our SERVANTS but as LORDS! which you will still continue to do because Malaysians have elected you to continue your LORD LEGACY or was it the Indons and Banglas who stole the elections from us through your gold plated election commission?

Why are the CHINESE not in favour of you? Why should they? Have you given them a reason to want you in power? What was the reason for all those students whom you failed to give a place in the UNIVERSITIES for the COURSES THE APPLIED FOR deemed worthy to their EXAMINATION RESULTS? Don’t ask me why Indians voted for you. I hope its not because you gave them a bag of rice and money that made them think you’re the rightful THALEVAR, cause MIC sure as hell isn't  doing anything for the Indians especially if they are Christian Indians.

Are all these questions and many more against your BUMIPUTERA / Malay right? I don’t think so NAJIB! These questions are questions rightful to be asked because we are in your own context 1MALAYSIA!

So back to the question of who to be blamed, I believe it’s clear that the ones that are to be blamed for your aspirations not being achieved is YOU and your pretentious ministers who failed to uphold your own 1Malaysia policy and for God’s sake please stop acting so surprised!

It’s no HAKUNA MATATA for BN, I must say and I sure would like to see Najib and his ministers taking the public transport to work more often or all of them should be nominated for BEST ACTOR Award in the next OSCARS!

BN may have won the elections, but too much of their dirty tricks are out of the hat and caught by the Rakyat. Either they act accordingly to their manifestos or come up with dirtier tricks for GE14 if they want to still have more terms. You just got lucky this time and you know you really didn’t win - your face this morning said it all!!

May 4, 2013

GE13: Good Vs Evil

In just a few hours, many Malaysians look forward to see a hopeful historical change unfold before them. Will clean and fair elections be seen this time around? Or is the devil going to win over good again? Anyway, I must say that my vote tomorrow for CHANGE is especially dedicated to my mum, dad and my dearest brother Richard! I know how much they wanted to see a change in the system, so win or lose, my vote goes for what they 3 believed in which is what I believe in too. God bless Malaysia and may Eternal Rest be upon my dearly missed family.



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