Monday, August 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct” ~ Thomas Jefferson
In the case of one Mohd Radzhi Salleh, he quit his party but wishes to continue to hold his post as the state executive councillor. That sounds like a self-serving man to me, or maybe ‘syiok sendiri’ kind of guy, who thought he won the seat for his own principles and values.
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Then, came along this one Johorean – the same kind of man – hinting that more PKR representative may quit. Well, I never know that he is such an analyst extraordinaire like Mr Wenger Khairy, to predict such ‘lompat si katak lompat’ acts.
‘Kalau tak ada serangga, masakan katak melompat’, isn’t that so? I bet he has been ‘propagating serangga’ to bait many more ‘kataks’ but not only ‘kataks’ eat ‘serangga’, other animals like birds, pangolin, echidna, armadillo, dragonfly, fish and even plants, too, eat ‘serangga’. So, I wonder why he and his men focus so much on ‘kataks’.
DSAI admits PKR is the weak link in PR coalition. Well, we all know that PKR is very much an UMNO splinter party - full of once sidelined UMNO goons – who breathe money to stay alive. “When they get worried, the money says let’s go baby”! Ahh, what do you expect from those people who grew up in dirty money politic environment? Maybe we need to use the ‘weedkiller’ to control such ‘lalang’ from outgrowing the crops.
“A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality” ~ Winston Churchill
Of ‘katak’ and ‘lalang’, now they have ‘buaya? Oh no! They say BN’s tainted candidate has a second wife but she hasn’t been given her rights as his wife for the past 8 years. Isn’t this another criterion of some UMNO goons – chauvinistic womanisers? So, you took a vow to care for her in the name of God and now you denied her place as one of your wives? I feel for his second wife’s emotional pain, which is beyond words. No woman deserves to be desecrated in such humiliating manner.
Despite having “Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat” since January 2001, women’s rightful status and rights are still being denied. Kak Jat, what say you? Oh, by the way Kak Jat, Auntie Madeleine Albright has this for you ~ “There’s a special place in hell for women who do not help other women”.
While we women are becoming more aware of our rights, more aspired to ‘reach for the stars’, the Government is still in the state of denial to assist us women. Why so? First stop, have a look at the composition of UMNO lawmakers in the cabinet!
I wonder what would be Fatwa Council’s stand on this matter. I am looking forward to their intelligent, well-thought response because we do not wish to see this degrading trend continues. Imagine this world, with too many women abandoned by their husbands. What more if they have children. What would happen to them?
“Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions, which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when in fact, men are insulting, supporting their own superiority” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
The same Johorean (danggg, what an embarassment), last week, said that he wanted to see more women in senior management position in corporate world. With these type of chavunistic men walking along the Corridor of Power, how could women climb up the corporate ladder? One who speaks her minds and exercises her rights are normally being ‘struck’ from the list as they would pose such great challenge to these type of insecured men. All they need is “Yes Man” type of women. For me, it is a disgrace and irresponsible act. Would you, women out there, ditch your principle for a room with a window? I rather have a clear conscience overlooking my little cubicle, baby!
Say NO to shameless men, say NO to UMNO.
Say YES to women’s power, say YES to better future.
For a start, let’s get the best man to win!
p.s. Being a lady is an attitude, being a lousy man is a destitute. So, I think!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
~ Me ~
Kota Tinggi Waterfall
Tell me people - do we need this kind of 'pelakon' to be our kind of ADUN?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
"Consideration for others is the basic of good life, a good society" ~ Confucius
This post is dedicated for the selfless 70-odd men and women on the two 'mercy' boats. They found the truth and i know they would fight for the rights of their brethrens, umpama 'sirih pulang ke gagang'.May God bless them all, always.
"Impartiality is a dream but honesty is a duty"
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
During the late 1950s, Eric Berne, a Canadian-born psychiatrist, developed Transactional Analysis (“TA”) - a theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change.
A person begins writing his/her own life story (script) at a young age, as he/she tries to make sense of the world and his place within it. Although it is revised throughout life, the core story is selected and decided upon typically by age 7. As adults it passes out of awareness. A life script might be "to be hurt many times, and suffer and make others feel bad when I die", and could result in a person indeed setting himself up for this, by adopting behaviours in childhood that produce exactly this effect.
Based on the above, I hope you could see the importance of parents in a child’s life, which goes beyond providing the material necessities. Like they say “A child is like a white plain cloth – you (the parent) are the one responsible to design (make) it into a beautiful, colourful one”.
So, when I first saw the above photo from Malaysian Heart’s “For the Anti-ISA Protestors: Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt”, I couldn’t imagine my life without Ayah, especially when I needed him the most – my childhood.
While the little girl asked where her Dad is, have we ever wondered questions she has to endure like “Kenapa Awak Tak Ada Ayah?” and “Ayah Awak Kena Tahan ISA Sebab Dia Pengganas ke?”. How about the sadness she has to bear in her little, innocent heart whenever her Ayah was not around during her school concert and her Sports Day, for instance, when her friends have theirs around? Even at this age, I do not think I could handle them.
“A father is the first man in a girl's life - the first man to look in her eyes, protect her, care for her, love her unconditionally. Fathers fashion their daughters as expertly and as powerfully as they do their sons. When a girl loses this man, she grows up with an ache that nothing else can soothe”
“To build a nation, that is kinder and gentler, we must learn to appreciate the importance of the father. Because the presence of fathers contributes so much, it is clear that better ways must be found to keep the family together”
p.s. I had a great childhood for I could still remember my childhood as early as 3 years old, just like how my Mak would narrate to me from time to time, till these days. The breakfasts I had with Ayah sitting across the table, the evenings spent with him reading, countless trips to Penang Hill having my Ice Cream Sandwich. Mak said Ayah treated my sister and I like princesses. For a woman I am today, I owe them all to my Ayah. Why I said so? You must read “Why We Love Who We Love” then.
“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express” ~ Joseph Addison
p.s.s. For all Daddies out there, perhaps you may want to check out this interesting site - The importance of Daddy
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Protectors of Common People
Their lives at stake
No insurance, no money...dignity is all they take home tonight
The Devils in Red Machine
Provocateurs to Common People
Their moral at stake
With money, insurance..what else do they take home tonight?
Unit Amal PAS makes its presence whenever there are possibilities of provocation. Being the first liner in any peaceful demonstration, their hands intertwined, forming solid human barrier, in front of supporters of the said demonstration. For GMI march today, as promised, Unit Amal PAS doubled or rather tripled their barriers.
“Power in defense of freedom is greater
than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression” ~ Malcolm X
Let's send our kind prayers and thoughts to these unsung heroes, nameless faces we saw in red, today. May God bless them all and their beloved family. If we loved our family, we would never hurt anyone. They, like us, love theirs unconditionally.
"Man, when perfected, is the best of animals,
but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all"
My Ibu Pertiwi is way, way out of Road to Greatness.
Earlier this year, my company held its Family Day at Zoo Negara. I didn't go - I wouldn't want to support this as we have been making record breaking net profit last year and I, like many, thought we deserved better 'party' and I know how bad animals in Zoo Negara are being treated. How could I be jumping up in joy when these animals are not?
I read from "Remembering Sheena" this morning about "Singapore-based Acres Complains About Poor Condition Of Animals At Zoo Negara " here. I was heartbroken.
"The female elephant was observed begging for food," said Acres executive director Louis Ng".
"Ng said the abnormal behaviour, including stereotypic behaviour, of the animals at the zoo was of great concern.This indicated that the wellbeing of the animals was being compromised by their living conditions and/or husbandry. Most stereotypic behaviour occurs when animals fail to cope with or remove themselves from stressful situations".
"They should also phase out keeping wide-ranging species such as elephants and polar bears on welfare grounds".
"Rather than spending large amounts on building new exhibits and bringing in new species, Zoo Negara should instead improve existing animal enclosures by providing environmental enrichment".
"Zoo Negara should explain the cause of death of the 18 penguins out of 20 sourced from Singapore, the death of species like the pygmy hippopotamuses, cheetahs from Africa and Bawean deer from Indonesia. The zoo had nine of this endangered deer and four died".
"He ("SAM President) said a true appreciation of wildlife cannot be achieved by looking at bored, frustrated animals in cages. In these modern times, the Internet and television is where people learn about animals in their natural habitats".
In June, my dear Bro PT (as in "Personal Trainer") CA (which stands for "Corporate Athlete") wrote about his trip to the well-managed Taiping Zoo here. His cheery writing, nonetheless, ended with this "During the Xterra weekend, we also had the chance to visit the mini zoo of kuantan. The keeper, the Kuantan Town Council, is keeping the zoo ‘adead’ (as opposed to alive). We really feel bad of supporting this kind of establishment as some of the animals (especially the active ones) are kept in really small steel cages, with concrete floorings. Remember, when the visit stops, the sufferings will too!!"
It happens everywhere and there are many more animals out there are in dire needs of our urgent attentions. It is just too ... I am really lost of words to express my emotions now... Not only these animals are being killed in the name of economic developments, these innocent creations of God too are being 'killed' silently in the Zoos - a safe place we thought they could call home.
Dr. Hsu also highlighted this week that "Zoo Negara is just another sad story". While reading his post, you must also read the comments especially from Mr. KLM, a highly knowledgeable gentleman, on what good it makes to some people (you know who) if Zoo Negara is declared a failure. One commentator perfectly summed this up - "Zoo Negara or Zoo Neraka?"
This is just too much to take - in this Ibu Pertiwi, famous for its friendly, warm and kind people, rich in flora and fauna that attracts people from all over the world to marvel - even animals are being treated unfairly. When do you think this nightmare for the helpless animals would end? Let's show some compassion, though some people think compassion is a sign of weakness.
While writing this from the comfort of my home sweet home, my eyes were glued to Mr. Anil Netto's live coverage and i couldn't stop the tears that keep on falling. While some 'buta hati' commentators kept on saying that GMI and Anti-ISA supporters are being used by Pakatan Rakyat for their political gain, I salute our brothers and sisters, who managed to be at the Epicentre of this cause, who braved the physical torments (by you know who), to show their support for Kak Laila and many more women with their families that have been adversely affected by detention of their beloved husbands in Kamunting.
Some ridiculed that these peaceful demonstrators were acting like mobs, I wonder if they looked at the right people on their TV screen. Let me tell you that it is a 'silent deterrant' tactic used by most countries in this world to plant 'provocateurs' amongst the demonstrators. But here in our Ibu Pertiwi, we know so well that the ones who are entrusted with responsibility to uphold justice and ensure peace are the ones that turned into 'provocateurs'.
Let me quote from Wikipedia "The First Amendment of USA Constitution (which) specifically allows peaceful demonstrations and the freedom of assembly as part of a measure to facilitate the redress of such grievances".
GMI peaceful demonstration today is all about voicing our grievances on this irrelevant, draconian law. Why would ones, grieving for their loved ones, acted wild? No sane people would grieve violently - we sane people do it with full respect, humbly in state of mourning (unless you are truly perfect case of 'talam dua muka').
It is a sad day - truly. Both animals and men are being treated unfairly, almost cruelly. Nevertheless, let's not give up for their cause for the prayers of those being oppressed shall be answered.
Let's say NO to OPPRESSION.
"If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favourite cat, they too, would purr" - Martin Delany