Hey guys. Finally I am back updating my blog. First of all, I apologise for the absence as these weeks had been quite terrible for me. The first week of my absence was due to my workload and the sudden passing away of my grandfather. Then I had to go Thailand for a vacation planned since last year and when I came back, work awaits me yet again. But the days can only get better I hope. There are a lot of things I wanted to blog about and I definitely miss being able to blog on a daily basis. The vacation in Hong Kong and Thailand this year has tonnes of things I would love to share and hopefully, I could find time for it. But here’s a story of what happened when I attended “Where’s The Party” a couple weeks ago. Enjoy.
Friday is here and after some weeks, I finally have a post back on Friday!! Still have to discreetly blog finish this in the office while my work is lingering around the corner waiting for me. I got to do what I got to do. But before I get started, any fans of Korean Pop here? The widely celebrated and also widely hated music industry today.I believe most fans of Kpop had at least once being criticized for listening to it. Serious shit. And this is a real life conversation that took part between me and my friend. So enjoy.
It has been a busy week for me with a little bit of laziness. So pardon me the week of absence. In fact, my busy streak has yet to over but I can’t afford to let my blog die off just like that. Today’s post is about dating jerks. What happens if you added people on Facebook, most of the time, you get to see some drama unfold. This particular one is a bit interesting and it doesn’t really happened recently. Just that I finally decided to blog about it since it is short and doesn’t take much of my time. Here it goes.
I do not want to generalized everyone like that. What I meant in this post of mine, is a large collective of people generally, who are not bloggers. Now I know there are non-bloggers who are not as I described below but this is actually what really most non-bloggers thought of us. In fact, clients as well. I know because I tried to help several “clients” or I would prefer to call them as friends, to look for bloggers for their business. In fact, I had even clients approached me and also some Q&A questions with my friends which led me into this conclusion. Do read with an open heart.
Our country, Malaysia, is going through one of the most racist moment yet. There are a lot of people trying to provoke racial tension by claiming the reason Barisan Nasional suffer some major loss is due to a “Chinese Tsunami” where most Chinese voters had defected to the Opposition. Utusan Malaysia decided to pour petrol over the burning flames generated by that statement by coming up with the headlines “Apa Cina Mau?” which directs translate to What Do The Chinese Wants. It is not only plain racist to be uttering uncivilized statements like that but also stupid. The reason is Opposition had won the popularity vote of 50.1% while Barisan Nasional only at 46%. If saying only Chinese voted for the Pakatan Rakyat, I’m actually surprised we had became the majority in this country. Looks like the Chinese is the largest race in the world for nothing. We must be pretty productive and horny. For those who wanted to read some of the articles, here it is.
And here’s the comic for today.
Pork. Most Chinese can’t live without pork. I can assure you that. Most Chinese are not that religious or anything. We don’t hate Islam at all be it Christian or Buddhist. We just love pork too much that it plays a major role in deciding to convert to Islam or not. Well, at least that applies to my friends who wanted to marry a Malay or already married to the Malay. More often, it is a battle between pork and love. So don’t get offended my Malay friends and readers.
What do the Chinese want is pretty simple. The 3 main things we wanted are corrupt-free politicians, lower cost of living and also better public safety. Correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t that what EVERY Malaysians want? Provoking racial tensions like that could lead to another 13 May which saw a bloodshed between the Chinese and the Malay counterparts. It is actually a good thing that most Malaysians are more civilized and matured enough especially the Malays, to stand up and refuted that this is not a Chinese Tsunami. Nothing more touching than seeing another fellow Malaysian of a different race standing up for another fellow Malaysian. Kudos to you people.
This is a democratic country, I wouldn’t care less who are you supporting at times but some times, brainwashing from both sides of political party are dangerous. We could see a lot of people being paranoid during election for checking their ballot papers that Sunday. A lot of people were even afraid to take their lane numbers fearing they would be tracked. Fear mongering is not played only by the BN but also by PR. And some things that PR proposed, people will tend to think that it would bankrupt the country and economy. This is slightly stupid in my opinion as the budget and economy proposal drafted by Pakatan Rakyat was lead by Anwar Ibrahim himself. The very man and ex-Finance Minister that brought Malaysia out of the 1997 South East Asia economy crisis without help from the World Bank. A feat that most neighboring countries could not achieve. When I posted regarding cheaper cars, some people thought I simply babbled regarding it without much research or even considering the domino effect it would caused. I once had this assignment back in my uni days whereby I researched into this. The car duties imposed by our government was initiated by Tun Mahathir for the hope of pushing Proton sales and protecting them (which he is the adviser of at the moment). This is not a secret as it was declared by him openly and also even recently when BN decided to slashed down some of the prices for fully imported cars from 3 countries. If Wikipedia wasn’t reliable enough although it was quoting directly from the Malaysia Automotive Association to convince anyone, here is the direct link to MAA site despite it was listed among the Wikipedia’s list.
Malaysia is imposing one of the highest car tax in the world losing only to Cambodia. The government once tried to cover up by saying the tax imposed were actually to cover the fuel subsidy but what they didn’t mention, is their export of petroleum was used to cover the subsidy. Contradicting and confusing much?
The election fever is at all time high at the moment. Basically, most people are sharing out news regarding political parties and also the coming election. There are a lot of things to ponder upon and there are a lot of things to laugh about as well. Probably one of the most controversial recently would be the case of Michelle Yeoh openly declare her support for Barisan Nasional. What are your thoughts about it? Yay or Nay? As soon as she declare her support, people over in social media had been bashing her negatively and calling her a traitor of Malaysia. This post is of such fiasco.
Year 2013 might be the year of viral videos. From Harlem Shake to Gwiyomi in no time. If you are from Malaysia, it is more epic. The “Are You Ready For BN” viral video, the Global Witness’s video on Taib Mahmud’s bribery and probably a lot more to be listed here. But let’s talk about the latest viral video craze shall we? The video that we kept seeing on Facebook. Gwiyomi or Kwiyomi or even Kiyomi to some or whatsoever. Have you watched the videos? What do you think of them? This is how it means to me.
It is not something new that our government launches some anti-gay campaigns to the younger generation. They came up with a ridiculous book to identify the symptoms of being gay which I blogged before over here titled Symptoms Of Being Gay. Or how they were banning the campaign Seksualiti Merdeka which means Sexuality Independence which I too blog about before over here titled Is Being Gay A Crime. I do have another blog post written about gays which titled The Gay Issue. Feel free to read them.
Right now, the government is reportedly backing an Anti-gay musical that is set to tour schools and universities around Malaysia. I initially thought it would be something about being gay is unnatural and things like that. But as I read on, I found the stereotypes they used are purely uncalled for. I actually find it disgusting. Here is how it goes.
Everyone in this world have different opinions regarding certain matters. Some people would think leaders who cheats and robs them around to be God and the one who sleeps around is pure trash or someone who is gay is unfit to be a leader. Or the endless battle regarding perception of religions. The battle of Android phones and Iphones. Mac and PC. The list goes on and on. Now, what it amuses me is that there are a hell lot of people out there setting guidelines of their own regarding certain things. They stereotype things and claim that it’s the way things to be. Well, I don’t deny that I did that too but most of the time it’s just my preference. Which is why I came up with this series “What It Meant To Me”.
It will be some short thoughts from me and it wouldn’t really matter if you agree or disagree with me. I won’t go around yelling to everyone “THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE, YOU NOOBS!!” or shits like that. The reason the world is fun is because everyone has a different opinions to things. Actually that’s the reason why the world is such a mess at times. Anyway, for the first topic of the series is about blogs with music playing on them.
It is an incredible coincidence that today is International Women’s Day this 8th March 2013 so Happy International Women’s Day! Why would I say it is an incredible coincidence besides it being a Friday where I usually does my posting? It could be someone’s else birthday on any other day of my postings and so on. The reason why I said it is an incredible coincidence today because I was actually coming up with a women related issues comic today. I think it is a perfect timing to come up with it although it is just some short personal experience. But here it is so enjoy!
Several days ago, me and Caroline was on our way to work and we heard the radio talking about domestic violence. Here is what happened.