Friday, July 8, 2011

Prelude to Bersih 2.0: Two Songs None The Richer

A song for the government

ABBA - Thank you for the music

So I say
Thank you for the music, the lies you're telling
Thanks for all the sufferings you're bringing
Who can live with it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be, with a wrong or a prance, what are we
So I say, thank you for the music, for giving it to me

A song for all Malaysians

The Carpenters - We've only just begun

We've only just begun
To live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way
Before the rising sun
We fly
So many roads to choose
We start out walking and learn to run
And yes we've only just begun
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talking it over just the two of us
Working together day to day
And when the evening comes
We smile
So much of life ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to grow
And yes we just begun
To live
We only just begun
To live

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Prelude to Bersih 2.0: Do's and Don'ts

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Prelude to Bersih 2.0: To all those broken hearts

Is Bersih 2.0 for the broken-hearted Malaysians? I guess it is for when we are in love - of someone, of some things, of our nation, of our comrades, of our neighbours, of all living things - we care for them. And when we care for them, we always to give the best they deserve. It hurts when we see them being treated otherwise.

Bersih 2.0 is the best shot we could give to our failing electoral and judicial systems. If our DYMM Agung has taken his precious time to calm his Rakyat with his timely edict, I am sure he too has the time to listen to what we feel deep down in our broken heart, in whatever ways possible.

For me, Bersih 2.0 is an emotional rite of passage for a democratic Malaysia. It is a kind of emotional comfort that we have done the best we can NOW for a better Malaysia for our generations to come.

So, I call upon all broken-hearted Malaysians to show your humble solidarity this Saturday. It is time to let your hearts do the talking for God has created humans perfectly that we could sense what others are feeling.

The best anti-dote for a broken heart is to love more, instead of breaking more hearts. So, let's spread love this Saturday!

Fastball's Out of my Head

Was I out of my head? Was I out of my mind?
How could I have ever been so blind?
I was waiting for an indication
It was hard to find
Don't matter what I say only what I do
I never mean to do bad things to you
So quiet but I finally woke up
If you're sad then its time you spoke up too

John Mayer's Heartbeark Warfare

If you want more love,
why don't you say so?
If you want more love,
why don't you say so?

Rob Thomas' This is How a Heart Breaks

This is it now
Everybody get down
This is all I can take
This is how a heart breaks
You take a hit now you feel it break down
Make you stay wide awake
This is how a heart breaks

p.s. to those Muslims, don't forget to do solat hajat and solat taubat before Bersih 2.0.