Tuesday, November 29, 2005
For, those who hasn't seen me watch horror flicks at home, you're dead lucky.
I may have this "macho" outlook, don't mess with me attitude, but faced with a scary movie, fuiyoh! chicken like hell. At home, I'd be circling the room, walking to the kitchen and back, occasionally sitting behind the sofa waiting for the horror to end, I'd pretend to be reading the newspaper or play with the cat when in actual fact I was dead nervous. And my friend, she wasn't any better. People alike flock together?
Anyways, the cinema....
To cut the story short, the row behind us spent most of the time gigling at us (the both of us were watching the movie from behind my friend's shawl) and the row in front was dead annoyed (I think I did some karate moves).
By the way, some subliminal advertising ey, the movie.
I was reading Afdlin Shauki's post YOU CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE!, when bubbles of clouds formed next to me head. Ain't that familiar.
My conclusion of the Malaysian press:
Caller: Hi, I'm Wegra calling on behalf of NGO 007, we are having a press conference announcing our event. Can I fax the details over ....
News Desk: What is it about arrr???
Caller: We are holding a business networking sessions abroad under the Jalan2 Cari Makan branding. The event is aimed at creating new markets for Malaysian entrepreneurs. We realised that the year 2020 is only 15 years away and that we are no where near ....
News Desk: Got Minister or not???
News Desk: Sorry arr, we cannot cover.
Caller: There's a robbery next door and two people were murdered.
News Desk: What's the address? We'd be there in a heartbeat! It is our duty to the nation to report such cases!!!
anyways, when i was there i saw a new bundle of kain kasa rubia. my "creative" head went imagining possible kebaya pendek bersulam i'd wanna make. i still refuse to follow the masses and call OUR kebaya pendek bersulam, kebaya nyonya. just because the nyonya adopted malay ways and infuse it with chinese heritage, what they adopt became theirs?! it pained me that all kebaya pendek bersulam today are generalised as kebaya nyonya. kesian moyang2 kita yang menyulam the kebaya pendek dulu, stripped off their IP Rights.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I was just sent back by a government officer to re-write my letter in Malay!!!
Not that I lupa daratan, but my written Malay is like a Sekolah Menengah Malay, in fact during secondary school I used to write better Malay. But 'tis better now, only that I write slow.
Oits! Of course I speak Malay but my spoken Malay is the colloquial Malay, very not the polished. Macam tak ada class Malay. But I like to speak Malay. :op
New year resolution: polish my written Malay.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
My sister kirim-ed a new year's gift, very much in advance. I hope this has nothing to do with my birtday eh! The birthday gift is still pending. You can start buying now. ;op
It was the very latest in the cult best selling series from Benrik; "The Diary Will Change Your Life 2006". It's a weekly diary which supposedly offer extreme self-improvement tasks, they are bizzare and irreverent to-dos, many of which are boarderline-illegal activities!!!
Note to me sis: Thanks Bots! I love it, you think I've got the "balls" to execute the tasks?!
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
- Travel the world
- Love someone who loves me back
- Be financially independent; no hutang and can hidup without menyusahkan orang til I die
- Find answers to all my questions & satisfy why I have to believe in what I was taught to believe
- Give back to society
- Contribute in creating wealth and a firm foundation for next generation bumiputera
- Own my own place where my adik2 and friends can drop by whenever they want for makan or just to lepak.
- Change car tyre
- Read maps and navigate
- Survive on my own
- Remember faces I’ve seen since zaman tadika
- Simple plumbing, bulb + fuse change
- Masak rendang dendeng without parental guidance :op
7 Things I Cannot Do:
- Fly a plane
- Design and build a high rise building
- Carry a car tyre out of the boot on my own (didn’t know it was that heavy!)
- Perform a surgery; bedah manusia or even haiwan for that matter
- Remember names
- Remember what I learnt from PMR & SPM Sejarah
- Hold a roach, not even for a second
7 Celebrity Crushes:
- John Legend
- Richard Ashcroft
- Damon Albarn
- Josh Hartnett
- Adam Sandler
- Ashton Kutcher
- Chad Micheal Murray
7 Often Repeated Words:
- "Thank you"
- "Terima kasih ye"
- "Tu la pasal"
- "Lapar la..."
- "Oh mak cik!" ... yes! believe it or not, guwe can melatah sometimes ... goh!
7 Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex:
- Industriousness/ Drive/Perseverance
- Thinker & deeply versed (through reading)
- Height ... am not asking for too much ya?
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Perhaps, I should not be shocked. Perhaps, I should accept the fact that it has today become a norm for TV news and newspapers to show graphic images of dead bodies.
Such crassness we project.
What ever happened to treating the dead with dignity and respect? What ever happened to respecting the families in grieving? What does this say about the society we live in - our values, our believe system?
I just cannot imagine any purpose beyond mere sensationalism that a bunch of photos of dead bodies might serve. I have no doubt that “This would sell!!!” is screaming through the heads of news editors, but have these same news editors become so completely voyeuristic about the pain and suffering captured in their images that any notion of respect or dignity for the dead, and the families in grieving, is beyond their ability to comprehend?
It is plain puerile to explain away by saying that it is not possible to give the public a realistic idea of how horrible the situation is if the public do not see that there are bodies as well. Unless, like myself, the journalists are etymologically challenged therefore are not capable of effectively communicating the situation.
There are a lot of horrible things in the world that I can easily comprehend without having my nose rubbed in the salacious obsession with dead bodies.
This is a common decency issue and not a censorship issue; the pictures were not necessary.
I just pray that our local press’ infatuation with dead bodies would never reach that of their CNN counterpart. (CNN recently sued the US government for access to dead bodies, so that they can film them.)