Friday, September 17, 2010

My Malaysia Day

Yesterday was Malaysia Day. I woke up at around 10!

Nope, I'm not proud of it. But it was holiday right?

The day went uneventful in the context of Malaysia Day. I didn't do anything Malaysia-ish. It was like the day was like any other public holiday. I thought it was supposed to commemorate something historical being it was the first time it was celebrated. But nothing actually happened.

My Malaysia Day started only at 9pm; thanks to National Geographic's 'A Leader's Legacy : Tun Abdul Razak'. It was an excellent documentary about the revered national leader. His early age, his studying years in London, his early political involvement, his struggles with Tunku Abdul Rahman to fight for the country independence, his rise to the throne of the premiership and his short lived tenure as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

I feel that I know the late Tun Abdul Razak and the country better now. It is such a satisfying feeling.

After the documentary, I saw '1957 : Hati Malaya'. Such a lovely film. Infused with patriotism. If you haven't seen the movie. Give it a try. It is worth it to learn about our history. Get your family to watch it too. Especially the kids. They need to know where they come so that they would know where to go. Chewahhhh....

Anyways, that was my Malaysia Day. How was yours?

Thursday, September 16, 2010


To murder a person is absolutely an heinous act. But to kill a person and then feed the remains to your pet bear, that would definitely make you the leading nominee for the 'Lowest of the Lowest Scum' award.

This guy must have undergone an operation to remove his heart since he seems to be so heartless. I'm not sure whether he is human or not because no humans in their sound mind would be capable of such gruesome act.

I'm also not sure whether the animal kingdom would take this guy as one of them. Animals kill for survival. That is their God given instinct. Even so, they still have mercy for their prey. Have you seen the video clip of a leopard trying to kill a monkey? Instead of devouring its kill, it took care of the monkey's infant out of pity. Now, that's surely a slap on the face to mankind huh?

I'm actually quite worried though. You see, the accused is a lawyer. He knows the law. He knows the loopholes in the system. Surely, he would make sure that his all his tracks were covered right? Remember, law only provides the opportunity for justice, not justice itself.

The end result would depends on how the men and women of the court interpret the law to suit their goals. The prosecution would go for the toughest punishment, while the defense team would do everything to let the accused off the hook.

The police are currently working tirelessly to form a solid case against the accused. But please bear in mind that their effort also rely on the suspects' carelessness to leave the evidence behind. Confessions alone are not enough. Hard evidences are vital.

Our only hope now, is that God will help us. Let's pray hard so that justice will prevail. Let's pray that good will triumph over evil. Insya Allah....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I just got to know that the lawyer who was murdered in the Datuk Sosilawati's case was the husband of a friend of mine. This is so sad. In fact, sad is an understatement. I hope that Allah will give her and the kids strength in this trying moment. Al-Fatihah.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Is This Story Necessary?

M'sian-born Penny Wong made Australia’s Finance Minister

MELBOURNE: Malaysian-born Senator Penny Wong (pic) is the new finance minister in the newly-elected Gillard Labor Government.

Wong had been keen to move from the climate change portfolio, following her failure to have parliament’s upper house (Senate) approve the government carbon pollution reduction scheme.

A hardworking minister, Wong’s promotion nonetheless, came as a surprise when Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced her ministry Saturday.

Born on Nov 11, 1968 in Kota Kinabalu, Wong takes over the finance portfolio left vacant by the high-profile Lindsay Tanner when he retired from federal politics in the Aug 31 election.

A former lawyer in Adelaide, Wong was elected to represent South Australia in the Senate in 2001 and was named minister in charge of climate change, energy efficiency and water when Kevin Rudd won office in 2007.

Gillard says, her new ministry delivers on a promise to establish a portfolio dedicated to regional Australia.

It will be headed by Simon Crean, previously responsible for education and workplace relations, and before that, trade.

The announcement on Saturday comes four days after her Labor Party secured the support of two rural independents to form minority government in the first hung federal parliament in 70 years.

Gillard earlier in the day announced former prime minister Kevin Rudd had been appointed foreign minister, replacing Stephen Smith, who moves to defence.

Greg Combet becomes climate change minister, a step up from his assistant role to Wong.

Mark Arbib, one of the factional power brokers responsible for bringing down Rudd, was not rewarded with a cabinet position. - Bernama

I do not see the need to publish this story. Just because she used to be Malaysian? Should us be proud of a FORMER Malaysian? I mean, why do we even care about someone who left her own country for others? Definitely she wasn't loyal, right?

Are we saying that the grass is greener elsewhere? Are we suggesting that Malaysians can be successful in other places once they revoke their Malaysian citizenship?

Is this another example of Malaysia Boleh spirit? Come onnnnnn......she's not even Malaysian anymore.

Well, this is just my opinion. Remember guys




Selamat Hari Raya

I think there's no need to blog about Hari Raya. It's merely the same every year. But I do feel more excited this year. I'm not sure why. I'm guessing because I had a good Ramadhan. I felt there is a reason to celebrate :) Insya Allah.....

Here's some pics.

Hmmm.....uploading is too slow. I can't afford to wait. Will upload the rest next time. Or maybe I'll upload it on FB :)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Ramadhan cum Raya entry

Two months hiatus. How time flies huh?

I cannot offer any reasons for I myself do not know the reasons for my silence. Hehehh....

So Raya is around the corner, and the excitement is slowly building up. Yup it's slow. But surely! My house is far from ready. My wife's requests to decorate the house had fallen into my deafened ears. Sorry Mama :) I will make it up to you ASAP.

The boys oredi gotten their baju rayas. The baju melayus, baju jalan-jalans, shoes, the whole nine yard. We didn't do our traditional shopping in KL this year though. Everything is locally purchased. Ipohmaliiii!! The timing was not right actually.

You see, usually our shopping adventure would coincide with our yearly berbuka puasa with friends. Me with my friends and she with hers. But this year, my wife's friends couldn't make it. So, my wife decided not to go to KL. I went alone instead.

This year, the buka puasa event was in San Francisco Steakhouse. Not bad at all if you are a fan of western food. If you are an avid malay food lover, you might want to strike SFSH out. But, it was not about the food. It was meeting the guys session. Our own Band of Brothers.

Most of the guys were there except for Nizar who is currently in Australia. But Ihsan is finally back in Malaysia after completing his PhD. So he is now Dr. Ihsan. And we kept it small this year. Only the top echelon of the brotherhood were invited to the event. We learned our lesson from last year's event. Too many people didn't really provide the quality time we wanted.

From SFSH, we moved to our second session at Dome. Tea time!!! Yup, we were living the yuppie life to the fullest. Some people might see this as wasting money. But you can never put a price on friendship can't you? Besides, Nik was paying the bill :)

We left for home at around 10.30 pm. Saying goodbye is always sentimental to me. Though everybody seems relaxed, I could sense that we all appreciated each other's presence that night. The handshakes were sincere and hopeful. A hope that it would never be the last. Pure friendship.

I reckon, if we were still single, the session would only end after the Subuh prayer the next morning. Yup, we used to do that you know. Went out to KL for the entire night. Canvassing the city center's dark places such as 'belakang Sogo', 'lorong hj taib', the shahzan tower, the chinese cemetery in cheras (if I'm not mistaken la), the highland towers and et ceteras. The stupid things teenagers do :) And of course, the National Mosque for Subuh prayer. I shit you not. Those were the days.

Ok la. That's it for now. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all muslims and of course to all Malaysians. Have a good Raya and drive safely!