Saturday, 31 December 2011

Bye Bye 2011...

.....and I welcome you 2012...just like all the years that has gone by.
Like it or not, resolution accomplished or just being left there on the shelf, with all the backlogs.

Have a wonderful year ahead.
I surely hope to have one myself.

H5N1 alert.

WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert, warning that studies undertaken by several institutions which generate mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus could pose possible risks to public health, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


According to media reports, a research team from the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, created mutations of the virus that enabled it to be transmissible between ferrets, which indicates the virus can also be transmissible among human beings while retaining its lethal effect.

Similar studies were reportedly carried out by a joint research team from the University of Wisconsin in the United States and the University of Tokyo in Japan.

WHO says it was "deeply concerned" about the potential negative consequences over such laboratory tests.

"While it is clear that conducting research to gain such knowledge must continue, it is also clear that certain research, and especially that which can generate more dangerous forms of the virus than those which already exist, has risks," WHO says.

WHO insists that such research should be done "only after all important public health risks and benefits have been identified and reviewed," with necessary protections to minimise the potential for negative consequences in place.

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What more can we say to this kind of news?
Even without this, it has been suspected that some of the viruses emerging more frequently these past decades must have been some jobs of pharmaceuticals companies to gain exorbitant revenues and big fat paychecks for the shareholders.

Just like how my dad always complaining about the short-lived bulbs every time he changes it. When I found it too repetitive, my only statement answering to his complains was the bulb manufacturer will 'close-shop' if they gonna produce very good quality bulbs for the consumer because then, there'll be less demand, there'd be less manufacturing, when there's less manufacturing, obviously there'd be less everything, right up to cutting working hours and it's a domino affect after all.
Basically, it's a nice world to lived in but inhabitat by people who over the centuries turned to cruel monsters. It's a jungle as they put it.

So, what more can we say about this.
The virus, like it or not can be spread among humans. They know of the fact even while doing the testing.
Do they care about the repercussion? Nope, I don't think so.
It's all about proving something and gaining even more.

Lets hope we will be spared of all the unwanted...

Friday, 30 December 2011

Sophistication vs Public Breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding moms protest at Target stores, but US public is real mark - CSMonitor.com



Breastfeeding in public became an issue of debate when a Target employee asked a breastfeeding customer to do it elsewhere. To protest the sexual emphasis of breasts over the practical significance as a means to nourish babies, hundreds of moms gathered in some 250 Target stores across the US to breastfeed, Wednesday.


Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
read on...

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I remember how shocked I was as a teenager laid eyes on one woman breastfeeding her child in a bus and thought what a revolting sight that was.
It is utterly embarrassing and immodest thing to do in public.

Now, after becoming a mom myself, I still find nursing in public (my definition of public is people other than your husband and small children) quite not an OK thing to do. No matter how you want to put it. No matter how you want to sell the idea that breastfeeding is a natural thing to do and mother should be au-natural doing it.
It's 'humanly'.
It's mom and baby rights. 
Whatever.
Maybe it's just me and some who shared the same outlook on public breastfeeding.

No matter how these American moms tries to 'persuade' the public into accepting public breastfeeding, I still think, and believe a lot of people share the same sentiment with me that public breastfeeding is just not OK at all.
It's like going back to being uncivilized and seriously lack sophistication.
To me personally, it's like, 'Oh, I'm a mom, and I can start unbuttoning my shirt in public to showcase my breastfeeding time because breast milk is so filled with goodness and I refuse to hide away from the fact'....wouldn't it be so?

No. I've got nothing against people who breastfeed. Really.
I'm a mom to a 6 month old myself.
I breastfeed my child but the difference is I must do discreetly. Even when my mom or sisters are around.
I'll do it in a room.
It is just so not proper to nurse in public no matter how one tries to hide it by wearing nursing-wear.

Then again...the choice is yours and sophistication is how one looks at it.
 

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Im not afraid...

Excerpt from Chedet;http://chedet.cc/blog/
27. Menjadi penakut memalukan. Bangsa yang penakut tidak boleh dibanggakan. Janganlah kita sengaja menjadikan bangsa kita bangsa penakut. Sebaliknya cubalah supaya bangsa kita jadi lebih berani. Ahli-ahli politik pun tak usahlah cari bomoh kerana ingin menang. Bukan bomoh yang boleh beri kemenangan. Budi yang baik, tingkah laku yang sopan, keperihatinan akan masalah yang dihadapi rakyat yang boleh memberi kemenangan dan kejayaan.
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It has been quite a while I have not visited Chedet's weblog.
Today, and since I've been attacked by my own representation of 'writer's block'  and time was on my side, I decided to web-surf his and few more others just to touch base especially with the local political and social whatnots.
 
Chedet's Dec 13th webpost grabbed my attention.
The word takut @ afraid.
The word that my mom once told me, can harbour good and bad -- that was after my action of crumpling and throwing in front of a policeman the summon he gave me during my racing for meeting years. Long story short, all I asked from him was what had I done wrong and he didn't answer me!
Perhaps that word 'takut' wasn't in my vocab at all and I was so desperately late for my meeting with some affiliates -- I said what I wanted to say ( also part of believing too much in 'my rights as a citizen')....of course, he got crossed, I got in my car and sped off, he jumped on his motorbike and halted me and issued another summon without saying a thing and although I didn't signed the summon he stuck it on my windscreen and went away -- very angrily obviously.
 
See, that incident show how the 'takut' should be in existence sometimes.
When I rationalised the whole situation some times later, my action can actually caused me some uncalled for circumstances...like some 'paybacks' from that quarters, as some of us know it actually happens.
 
I remember years later  reading about one lawyer who managed to get away from being prosecuted after he called one policeman 'bodoh' (stupid), whilst a girl, the following year or so, who might want to try her luck calling names at one policeman was being apprehended for three or six months.
 
Of course coming back to Chedet's story -- another interesting point he made out was the relationship of Malaysian politicians with their special 'consultants', which to my knowledge has been going on for ever...will it stop? I don't think so....The Malays, Indians and Chinese...all the same.
 
So basically, having no fear at all  is not good.
Having feeling afraid unnecessarily also not good.
Having fear we gonna lose our possession will make us paranoiac. But having no fear of God Almighty and believing in another power or sources is not good and considered shirk in Islam.
 
As Chedet mentioned, we should not be afraid to face the truth. And one should never seek help from soothsayers, regardless of whether they were true or false. False soothsayers are liars who pretend things to attract people's awe, money, or both. True soothsayers rely on jinns and the devil, and apply procedures containing kufr to produce their spells. Thus all of their spells, including ruqa, are prohibited, and any Muslim who seeks their help are condemned.
 
As indicated in the Qur’an, (the magicians can never be successful) (Taha 20:69), nor (can they benefit anyone) (al-Baqarah 2:102). Because of all of this, and from the rule established earlier that Allah did not make our cure in anything that He prohibited, we clearly conclude that it is not permissible at all to seek a ruqyah from a such people.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Nude women promote shower gel

Nude women promote shower gel





A company in China recently hired three young women to appear totally naked to promote its shower gel products.


Manipulating or willingly being manipulated....
True that human has gone back to the non-civilisation era and promoting themselves as primitive primates. 

Honour Killing.

Family guilty of Belgian honour killing




A Belgian court has sentenced four members of a Pakistani family to prison for the "honour killing" of their law student daughter and sister.

After pronouncing the family members guilty for the shooting death of Sadia Sheikh in October 2007, the jury sentenced father Tarik Mahmood Sheikh to 25 years behind bars, mother Zahida Parveen Sariya to 20 years, brother Mudusar to 15 and sister Sariya to five years.

Lawyers for the family said on Monday brother Mudusar, who confessed to pulling the trigger on the three bullets that killed his sister, was handed a lesser jail term than his parents as they were considered to have ordered the girl's death.

Prosecutors had asked for a life sentence for all three, and between 20 and 30 years behind bars for Sariya.
Sadia Sheikh, who defied the family by living with a Belgian and refusing an arranged marriage, was shot dead when aged 20 on October 22, 2007.

Mudusar admitted before the jury of five women and seven men to killing his sister while saying the rest of the family were not to blame.

Her parents and sister stood accused of aiding and abetting the killing which took place when the student visited her family in the hopes of patching up their quarrel.

Questioned during Belgium's first "honour killing" trial in southwestern Mons, Mudusar said the killing was premeditated "for a long time".


The trial also involved rights groups pleading for gender equality as part of a civil suit at the hearings.

Sadia Sheikh left the family home to study after her shopkeeper parents tried to arrange a marriage with a cousin living in Pakistan she had never met.


Before moving in with a Belgian man her age named Jean, she was helped by fellow students and teachers and also spent some time in a centre for victims of domestic violence, where she drew up a will as she felt threatened.

She had nonetheless agreed to visit the family in hopes of making peace the day she was shot.


The father, mother and sister, also facing charges of "attempting to arrange a marriage", denied involvement in the murder, saying Mudusar killed his sister in a fit of rage.-- AFP

It's a pity when this happened to one girl who all she wanted just a tiny freedom of having her future set for herself.
No doubt arranged marriage happened still, in this modern world, especially amongst the Arabian nations where family linked, or family name is very crucial in determining who would you be ending up your life with. One is not encouraged to marry another from unknown family root.
Family name mostly, will indicate from which clan and who was the ancestor back to the period of early Islamic realisation.

But in this case, as known, and through my own observation, as I can see lots of them here, Pakistani are an obedient lot.
They are very easily outraged -- if one notice from the constant bombing and fighting among themselves. Life to them seems so cheap and have no value at all.

It's also a  shame if some, I'm sure, will blame the religion for such cruel act  of honour killing.

Hopefully more Pakistani girls will have the gut to follow their own path rather than those being set upon them.



Thursday, 8 December 2011

500 lashes

Australian sentenced to 500 lashes in Saudi Arabia - Yahoo!


Oh dear....he must have not kept his mouth shut.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

RM250 fine for wearing short-sleeve T-shirt

RM250 fine for wearing short-sleeve T-shirt

A COFFEESHOP operator in Kota Baru, Kelantan, was fined RM250 after one of her Muslim workers wore a short-sleeve T-shirt to work.


All the major dailies Sin Chew Daily, China Press and Nanyang Siang Pau reported that an enforcement officer said to be from the Kota Baru Municipal Council issued the summons during a raid on Monday.

The officer claimed the female worker had exposed her arms and failed to conform to the dress code.
Apparently, the council by-law requires workers at business premises to wear the hijab (Islamic head scarf) and tutup aurat (cover parts of the body that should not be exposed according to Islamic belief).

Operator Loo Siew Lian said she explained to the officer that the worker had yet to put on her long “driving” gloves.

“I was surprised that the summons was issued.”

She added that all female workers would roll up their sleeves and remove their gloves while washing plates and doing kitchen work.
“However, they then put on long gloves while taking orders or serving food.

“The officer should be more considerate since my worker is a first-time offender. A warning should suffice,” she said.

A Kota Baru municipal councillor said he would try to resolve the issue.

“Our intention is to remind Muslim workers to abide by the dress code by-laws,” he said.

The last I saw at the Pantai Cahaya Bulan also known as Pantai Cinta Berahi located in Kota Baharu Kelantan was mostly tudung-clad young ladies wearing not just short sleeves, but nearly no sleeves at all.

So rather than this enforcement officer bothering business premises especially when it has to do with cooking and kitchen cleaning, why not do your trip to the beach or the mall and summon those people who aren't wearing proper muslim attire?

They are more exposed to the public....no?

Kelantan government just doesn't know what they actually want...really.


Sunday, 4 December 2011

All work and no play

All work and no play


According to a global survey that polled some 12,000 business people in 85 countries, Malaysians are not only clocking more hours at work but bringing their office load back home as well.


About 47% of Malaysian workers take tasks home to finish more than three times a week, compared to 43% globally; 15% regularly work more than 11 hours a day, compared with 10% globally.

Me and SO were laughing at how exactly true this is.
They even bring along that attitude here. For good or bad of it.
And you know -- the 'I got more work, so I'm important...you go home early, you must have held some unimportant position.'
Oh come on....I was once an employee too before set sailing in business world.

I want to share this. Many years back, there was this guy who were introduced by a friend, whom had taken a  bold step out of working life into business world.
The thing that came to our bemusement was his working attitude.
He will be staying back in the office until late to do some work.
When we asked him, the need of him to stay after 5pm when his staff already went back, he just said that he can't do work when there's people around!...Isn't that funny?
According to him when there's people around, he will be disturbed by this and that, can't focus et cetera.

Now, I'm not saying that Malaysian are all like that.
But, if everyone is given the same amount of working time in a day, why do you need to stay back after office hours?
Unless you are the sort of employee who'd walk around with your coffee mug talking about whatnots (the men) and gossiping and complaining about kids (the women), taking more than twice ciggie break although you got all the time you need during lunch break, surfing the net, and the ultimate thing would be YOU are unable and failed to manage your time precisely.

If you got loads of work to do -- you can opt to skip lunch, come in early...and stop entertaining drop-bys by unwanted people who just want to talk non-related issues.

But, in Malaysia, I'm guessing it's again the show-offs thing, especially in Chinese 'conquered' offices (no offense you chinos), and about having a D-head as a boss -- he or she(worst still) doesn't care whether you do your work or just heating up the chairs, the boss just want to see you there after 5 or 5.30pm....it's gonna be worst if you gonna have spinsters as the boss.

Okay, on a serious note.
Let's admit it.
Malaysian household.
75% maybe 80% are taking home double income. Mom and dad goes to work.
Maid at home becoming temp mom for the kiddos-- so, do you really think they'd give a compulsory must do to themselves to make it home right after office hour? That is probably one of the reason they don't mind sitting back in the office and chit chatting or make use of the office equipments such as xerox-ing their school kids works or pamphlets for their direct selling part time work.

Not saying those who stayed back are a slacker during official office hours.
There are people who really got things to finish up due to certain tight dateline. But it wont happen every day ain't it?

So, the best first thing to do is Prioritise.
Stop talking rots or gossiping when boss not watching. Let go of the desperate need to talk to someone. You can keep your 'kedai kopi' talk after office hours or during lunch break.
Make use of every hour precisely.

Do it for a week and see.

To those who got a D-head as a boss, talk to them nicely and explain why you shouldn't be staying back and what amount of electricity would be put to waste if you stayed back.

Bosses are human (unless they're not)...talk to them and they'll love you more if you become transparent with them.

Try it today.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Political satire

All eyes on pretty-in-pink Lisa


"HEADS turned when actress Lisa Surihani, dressed in a fetching sweet pink baju kurung, walked into the hall where the Puteri Umno delegates were having their assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).


She was there to receive an achievement award for the arts by the party wing and said she was completely surprised at having been selected as a recipient."


Hmmmmm....everybody know the next GE is just around the corner. And UMNO especially is doing their best to gather as much support as they could by buying or bribing whoever in order to maintain the position managing the country through their other political coalition Barisan Nasional.


But hey....giving award to a young actress with just few low scale Malay movies under her sleeve, and she who obviously  know herself well, and who was also 'surprised' by being selected, admittedly say she's only in the industry for only four year. As a smart girl, she must have smell something fishy behind this award giving reception.


Who won't.
It has never been done before.
Do they seriously think they can get extra votes from Lisa's fan club?
Hilarious....


They, UMNO and Puteri UMNO and Wanita UMNO, should squeeze that little thing they have up their head to come out with better way of pooling votes from already tons of Malays who have be feeling jaded for past  two terms.











Thursday, 1 December 2011

Final hours...

Just days before Indian PM's scheduled visit to Manipur, a powerful bomb explodes killing a rickshaw puller.

He later crumbled and died at the spot....

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Damn the Doctors


Georges Lemaître has once put it "caring and curing cannot be separated."....but that is not the case here.


See, I had, since my arrival several year ago notice that the healthcare giver and facilities here is far behind from what I can get in  my home country. Not claiming that Malaysia is offering the best medical support whatsoever, but I am proud to say that they do have reputable specialist and well trained experienced doctors and hospitals that offer better equipments compare to here.

I remember when my eldest was 9 month old and we brought her to one paediatrician for common fever and flu due to change of weather. The specialist -- he owns the clinic so he must have personally claimed that -- didn't even put a finger on the my daughter's body instead asked me to hold her and carry on with normal stethoscope checks. And thats about it.

Isn't doctors works with their eyes and hands to feel the patient especially a paediatrician.
Not relying on bloody stethoscope alone.
My eldest  late pediatrician back home, Dr Foo of SJMC Malaysia, who was also a pead for my now sixteen years old nephew was the best I had ever met. He was very very gentle, touches and held babies like one fragile expensive porcelain. That -- you won't ever never get it here in this country and region -- I dare say so.

Now coming back to the story I want sharee.
It was about my recent visit to the 'be-more-sick' medical centre in the vicinity.
Once again, my anger button was being pushed (or perhaps I pushed it off myself, how ever you want to put it..) after the visit to have my 5 year old prescribed for some flu/cough medicine because it has been over a week and my home remedy does not show any indication or improvement.
Im not a doctor person and I believe in healing oneself first for 3 days, if not working then the doc will come into the picture.

I brought along my little one because she also in the verge of being attacked by the virus (contracted by my pre-school due to some dumb parents who allowed their kids to attend school although they're coughing their lungs out and greeny slimy things running out of their nostrils). Shhuusshhhh......

For a start, I never give much hope once I saw the name of doctors on duty. 
One idiot is a doctor from one country famous for producing doctors due to its cheap schooling fees, who had 4 years ago told me that my current 5 years old is malnourished  because her size is smaller than her actual age.
Obviously I was taken aback and quickly interject (before he started to say other nonsense) "What do you mean malnourished?"....then he told me, for nearly 3 years old of age-- my daughter should be bigger in size and weighted more than she was.
For readers information; in this place, before one get to see the doctor, one need to take weight and body temperature, and information collected will be linked to the respective doctors' computer.
Thus when I told him of her actual age (which was wrongly input in the system) and weight, he gave a stupid chuckled. He didn't even look or inspect my daughter  but looking at the PC and I was screaming inside my lung wanting to tell him 'hey asshole -- it's my daughter who is sick...not the freakin computer!!.

Certainly he had been blacklisted from my list of doctors here. So it's the other doctor, whom I had never seen before. He is from of the Arabs countries.

After waiting for a while, of course according to numbering ques, which I don't see any movement or anyone waiting in front of his room, my husband decided to ask the reception counter, and after checking that the door is locked.
There you goes...in my heart I said. Another prick.

We were told to wait for a while (maybe the idiot is taking a dump)...but after 10 minutes, we asked again, and after checking again, the young lady at the counter told  us the doctor is actually at the other side (strictly women area).
I was surprised....since when men are allowed at that area....but come to think about it, in this country rules are just what's written on the board. That's about it.

We went to the room, saw him chit chatting with someone. He saw us but ignored and we assumed he is attending a patient although I know it is not a sick person because it doesn't sound like doctor-patient talk.

We let it be, 5 minutes, went in front of the door again, hoping to be call in or maybe he'd notice and stop his blabbering with that guy. It didn't work.

My thirst for an absolute sarcastic verbal expression became more intense....I felt like going to the reception and ask  since when this bloody  medical centre employed a psychiatrist?
But, hey, because they are so stupid, I don't even think they'd know whether the remarks supposed to be sarcasm or a statement or a question. Some or maybe most of them can't differentiate it.

Nevertheless, I intentionally made myself heard by several staff there, and walked off, and immediately the lady at the counter asked  whether we want to see another doctor ( a lady from Pakistan who is also a quack) and I said I'm not going to and it's a waste of time coming to the medical centre.

How can I not have raging hatred with the people in the medical centre here. When I went to have my scanning done during my first trimester late last year, I was asked to drink lots of water, and during the scanning this dumb Filipino nurse kept on asking me to stop breathing and pushing hard my tummy with the scanning equipment searching for the foetus! Ever heard of that way of scanning ? Not me. 
Maybe she was actually a lavatory worker who had her resume done! 

It's shitty...it's bastardy and it's freakin bad.
If you gonna get sick, it should not be in this country. They'll want to see your bloody purge if you got stomach ache before even checking you!
Imagine hw on bloody earth you wanna collect your purging dump? In a bowl and carry it around the hospital to the lab?
It's a wonder why no one  is  waiting  to see that senile should-be-retired doctor, rather they wait in line for the other idiot who had once GOOGLED a symptom of sickness of one young Malaysian girl (she passed away months ago due to Leukaemia). The parent told of the first time encounter  when she was  brought over to the medical centre for a check up after fainting at the school couple of years ago.

I seriously think these idiots either bought their MD or just plain low grade asshole being employed to served those who don't care much about health.
  
Below are seven sign of bad doctors. If you ever recognise more than three in them, please make it to door and never turn back. The ones that have (Y) are those that I and some other people who appreciate and know good medical treatment encountered here.

An indifferent or uncaring attitude (Y)

Doesn't listen, unresponsive (Y)

Lack of knowledge (Y)

Poor recommendations (Y)

Always pushes further tests and procedures (Y)

Not respectful of your time (Y)

Spotty credentials and affiliations (Y)

Need say more?










Facebook - Pot calling kettle black.

Zuckerberg: Google, Microsoft collect data “behind your back”


By Emil Protalinski
November 9, 2011, 12:00pm PST


Summary: In a recent interview, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained how Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft collect data on users “behind their back” while the social network is more transparent.



Last week, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as well as the company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg sat down with PBS broadcast journalist Charlie Rose. The interview aired earlier this week and contains many juicy details on a variety of topics.
One of the subject matters discussed was collecting data on users, which Facebook is frequently accused of. Zuckerberg explained how Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft are much worse at the practice than his company is:


Mark Zuckerberg: I mean, when you’re saying that we’re the light, it’s because, sure people have a lot of information on Facebook. But that’s information that they’ve put into the service.

Sheryl Sandberg: Exactly.

Mark Zuckerberg: If you look at companies, whether it’s Google or Yahoo or Microsoft, right, that have search engines and ad networks, they also have a huge amount of information about you. It’s just that they’re collecting that about you behind your back, really. And it’s like you’re going — you’re going around the Web, and they have cookies, and they’re collecting this huge amount of information about who you are. But you never know that. And I mean, some of these companies make an effort to give you a product where –

Charlie Rose: But do you find that a bit scary?


Mark Zuckerberg: Well, I just - I think it’s — it’s just less transparent –

Sheryl Sandberg: There’s no light.


Mark Zuckerberg: — than what’s happening on Facebook.


Sheryl Sandberg: It’s the dark.

Mark Zuckerberg: So on Facebook someone wants to –


Sheryl Sandberg: Contact.

Mark Zuckerberg: — target say, okay, I want to — I want to advertise — like I’m a band, and I’m to coming to the Bay Area, I’m going to advertise to people who like a band, and they’re going to — those people only fit if they’ve put in that they like that band.

Charlie Rose: Right.


Mark Zuckerberg: On those other services, you can still do that kind of advertising, but you’re going to find people based on what they’ve browsed around on the Web and the people have little or no control over the information that a company like Google or Yahoo or Microsoft has about you. And, I don’t know, I think that some of those companies have made an effort to give people to give a payage that they can go see all information that the company has about them. But, I mean, very few people are actually going to go do that. So in reality I think that these companies with big ad networks are basically getting away with collecting huge amounts of information, likely way more information than people are sharing on Facebook about themselves. But I think because people can see how much information people are sharing about themselves on Facebook –


Sheryl Sandberg: Yes.


Mark Zuckerberg: it appears scarier. But in reality, you have control over every single thing that you’ve shared on Facebook.

Zuckerberg is walking a fine line here. Criticizing Google is nothing new: the two companies are constantly at each other’s throats. The same cannot be said, however, for Yahoo and Microsoft.


Yahoo is more and more heavily relying on Facebook and has changed from downplaying the social network to leveraging it. Microsoft has a small stake in Facebook, and the two regularly work together. I’m not sure it’s wise to talk down these two, especially when the point is to explain why Facebook is superior.

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So, trust no one?

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Yummy hubby.

Woman murders husband, then tries to cook his body parts.

Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a woman who had killed her husband and was attempting to cook his body parts after he planned to marry another woman without her permission.The police arrested Zainab Bibi, 32, and her nephew Zaheer, 22, in the Shah Faisal colony of Pakistan's southern megacity Karachi, and recovered the bowl of flesh she planned to cook, saidpolice chief for the area Nadeem Baig.

"They killed Ahmed Abbas, Zainab's husband, and chopped his body into pieces and were about to cook the flesh in a
bowl," he told AFP, adding that the knife with which they killed the man had been recovered.Television networks showed gruesome footage of the human flesh in a bowl ready for the stove.A neighbour had alerted the police and investigations were ongoing, said Baig.

"There could be two factors behind her intention to cook the husband. One is to destroy the evidence and the other could be her immense hatred against him," over his plan to marry another woman, he said.According to family law in the Islamic country, a man has to get permission from his first wife before his second marriage, but the law is rarely observed.--AFP



She must be very very angry.....

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Egyptian nudity.

Egypt activist posts herself nude, sparks outrage, Egypt Politics.


My thought?
It's not a wise thing to do to create attention.
It's bad because she's a Muslim and surely there are other ways and mean of experessing oneself to be heard.

Probably, she just wanna get the hit count to the blog and now dreading the consequences...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Life and death...and cycle of life.

Today, I received yet another unfortunate news of my maternal uncle passing.
It was good instinct that I managed to squeezed some time to visit him with the thought of introducing my newborn to him vice versa (although the lil one don't know anything yet) snapping some photos of both of them for remembrance purposes.

Living abroad and far from family is the reason my being a little more sensitive about family relationship. Age also must be the second big reason of we human being feeling such -- compare to our younger years.

In reflecting back circumstances, I realise at this age juncture, such news will come by quite often...besides news of newborns...and later in ten fifteen years to come invitation to friends' daughter or son wedding.
And cycle of life goes on again for the new one.

May Allah be with Cik Ain -- the person whom I learned and still keep certain cooking recipes and whom I had spent my secondary years whenever we balik kampung for Eid watching him bakes cakes and cook.

Al-Fatihah.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Life and death and date 11.11.11

It will never come again in our lifetime.
The date 11.11.11.

While there are hundred of thousands of couples tying nuptial to commemorate this date and parents to be chose the date for delivery via C-sec, and considering 'lucky' those to be born naturally on this date, there'd also be those who leave us behind upon the calling of their creator.

As for yours truly the date means nothing but just another day and date.
But today it became a date.
To commemorate a couple of things besides the eid celebration, me and SO decided to do some thanks giving by inviting friends among the small Malaysian community here. It was supposed to be two days earlier but due to other commitment, we chose after Friday prayer to have it at our house.

Among those invited was someone who happened to be the first guest to arrive and later to our shocking disbelivement  was informed that he had passed away while playing hockey less than four hours after attending our  fête.

God surely has it written.
All of what happen in our life today and everyday.
Of my intention wanting to do something such as that, where it is something very uncommon of me (the first I did one was nearly five years ago after arriving here).
And of the coincidental day chosen.
Of the person who had decided to attend although we weren't that close, of him and the family being the first to show and we have individual time to mingle at least, and everything that comes after that.

To his family and especially his beloved wife, please take all this with strong heart and will.
We were born, and we will go -- one day definetely.
It must be very painful being left at this point of time where the children still needs their father love and attention, but the Almighty knows best and will surely arranged the best for those being left on this earth.

To me, this yet another news that made me recite the greatness of Allah (swt).
He made us alive and in any second, minute or hours he can take us back...sometimes with no indication at all.
How He had give me the health and opportunity to wake up every morning and watching my children grow and celebrating life as a family; I honestly hope I will be given His guidance and be allowed to follow the righteous way. Insyallah.

In the name of Allah(God), the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful;Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists.
The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Master of the Day of Judgment.
You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help
Guide us on the straight path.
The path of those on whom You have bestowed your favor, not of those who have earned Your anger, nor of those who go astray.

May we all be guided. Amin

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Action speaks louder than words.

Marina Mahathir: "Come after me if you dare!"

Oouucchhhh.....aww.
“I have been defending the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community’s rights for over 20 years now. In fact, I defend the rights of all who have been discriminated against, the poor and everyone else. So if there is any discrimination or violence against anyone, I will continue to defend their rights. That’s it. Do you understand?” she said.





How noble.
Have been defending LGBT (damn, i didn't know they have acronym for this abnormal sexual-preferences lot) for over 20 years already.
And I don't know why the next statement 'In fact, I defend the rights of all who have been discriminated against, the poor and everyone else'  -- why? Afraid that people going to misjudge you? Or maybe you just want to make known that you're such a love and a lady who is filled with so much empathy that you also feel for those poor whatnots.

One question...Why I have never read or heard about you fighting for the poor if that's what you claimed?
Why never read about you joining those pickets related to the needy? Instead I read more of you fighting about  Muslim wanna denounce their religion, and endless accomplice along the so-called liberated Islamic NGO; SIS.
Now, you're big on gay lesbian community.

Lets face the truth and please don't pretend by putting up the facade trying to imply you're such an open minded person. Whatever and however you wanna put it -- Being lesbian, gay and bisexual is still wrong and abnormal.
If you're a true Muslim, you must know and I reckon your most respected daddy must have teach or pay some ustaz to teach you the basic Islamic education all young Muslim children go thru.

Come on you people.
Please accept reality.
Having to love and having sexual relationship with your own gender or better still, being multi plug, where both can do -- IT IS WRONG.

And to those of you who are Muslim, you must know the punishment awaiting for us in the other world.

Wake up and don't be lured to accept this ideology.

And, Marina -- FYI, action speaks louder than words.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Hedious...

MACC begins probe<br><small>36 files opened on irregularities highlighted by auditor general.
Read more here :http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/2fnk2aB/Article/


PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has begun a series of
investigations into irregularities revealed in the Auditor-General’s Report
2010.
Less than a week after the report was made public, MACC has opened 36
files, including scores of investigation papers on, among others, elements of
non-compliance and falsification of documents by government agencies.MACC
investigations director Datuk Mustafar Ali said the investigations were
initiated as it believed several areas highlighted by the report warranted
probing.



 
Besides having to hold back  myself from throwing up reading about the almighty up there 'indicating' that Muslim gay couples can get married (previous post)-- this is another dose of story that, to me -- is only suitable for reading while seating on your toilet seat!


The AG report, not knowing what exactly their intentions  -- whether to being honestly transparent or just doing their job accordingly and instructed by the top to report the truth so that the people can never accuse the government not being truthful -- has been, to my  knowledge successful in reporting about overspending and overly paid contracts here and there.


Thing is -- the citizen should be able to see something is being done -- and not just reporting about all these extravagant spending without the involved parties getting reprimand or answerable for their injurious actions.


Thus why, I'd like think that the overspending and whatnots will still being cooked by them and their accomplice and the shitty rotten reports are being fed to people year in and year out.

Go gadget!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Allah condone gay and homosexuality?

Battling for gay rights, in Allah's name.
California activist battles for a more liberal interpretation of her faith.

LOS ANGELES — Like other aspiring reformers before her, Ani Zonneveld takes positions that make her unpopular with her religion's spiritual leaders, in this case America's Islamic elders.

Not only does she lead prayers — a task normally reserved for men — but she is an outspoken advocate for gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims. Later this year, she plans to officiate at the Islamic wedding of a lesbian couple,
which is perfectly acceptable by her reading of the Quran.

“The community we are building is very different from most of the mosques you would walk into,” said Zonneveld, a 49-year-old Malaysian-born singer-songwriter. “We are very inclusive of all Muslims, gay Muslims, mixed-faith couples. … We also don’t segregate (the genders) when we pray, and we allow women to lead prayer. Our values are very egalitarian and we really live those values out.


You see, this lady who is also a relative of mine, had in my opinion took the most dangerous attempt in getting to be known whatnot.
See, I personally was dead shock when reading her post on facebook late tonight.
She, who had been living abroad almost all her life might look at things differently...perhaps the way the 'American' look at things, unlike others. As we all know it.

I read the thread of comments covering the news and not surprise at all reading comments from people who rejoice and support her 'battle'.
I, for one, do not understand what sort of battle she's taking and championing, and also risking, except getting damn by hardcore Islamist, and the 'un-American' brain.

And I have asked on her facebook, where in the Quran that she interpreted that Allah is A-okay with homosexuality? Or could that be just a gimmick to get news coverage?

I reserve my further comments, which, will be longer than the news itself and let you people decide whether the modern Muslim now, knows better the meaning and interpretation of the holy Quran then those elders during time after Muhammad our prophet.


Thus, to all gay and lesbian couples out there, wanna get married and be blessed? Ani would be the pope to do so....





Distasteful....

Secretary of State Clinton Supports Probe of Qaddafi’s Death - Businessweek

I watched with much bewilderment of Hillary Clinton's casual statement while laughing when asked to comment on the death of Muaamar Gaddafi.
Even the TV newscaster when asking one of US official to comment her rather inappropriate behaviour --- refused to give any comment and say that matter shouldn't be elaborated.

It's easy when you laugh at one life, being brought to this world -- be it they turn out to be holy or monstrous -- they are human after all. All human and every individual walking on this earth have been written on them of their birth and death, besides on their life overall.

Yes of course we can't blame God for creating a mean person like him and many more,but that's what they chose to be. Im sure their mothers did not want to give birth to someone who'd one day become an icon for genocide such as Hitler for instance.

But laughing at the death of someone even your country's enemy, is seriously inappropriate and a very distasteful action.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Brunei Sultan Urges Council to Set Up Islamic Criminal Law





We have the (Syariah) court building, in its grandeur, intellectuals and
experts are also in abundance, and the country is independent, what more are we
waiting for?”

The Sultan also pointed out that he initially wanted to
see Islamic Criminal Law set up back in 1996, during his 50th birthday
celebrations. He criticized how much time has lapsed after that.

“Fifteen years has since passed, and there are still some that would
say, ‘we are not ready, we are still unable to’ and ‘there is still much to do’
and that our preparations would require another eight or five years and so on,”
stressed His Majesty.



Should Malaysia consider this too, since the goverment claim that the country is an Islamic country?
I saw his speech and thought that he is really serious on implementing the Islamic Criminal law in his country.
I'm not too sure what covers criminal law actually.
Would drinking alcohol be considered criminal or would an unmarried couple found in close proximity, be considered as criminal too. It is against Islamic law no doubt, but would it be considered criminal?

Of course as a person who lack knowledge on Islamic law, I for one cannot comment or elaborate  much on this issue, but only  want to say that I'm sure there is some reason besides being a real Islamic sovereignty behind his urge to implement this law in the Brunei.
But what tickles me was the fact that, if, lets just say the Islamic law was implemented, and obviously those commoners follow the rules and regulations abiding any law stipulated -- what happen to his own royalty, with, so many and known to be having lavish parties and whatnots going on behind the palace's close doors?

Slanderous? Nope I don't think so.
It happens even behind the close doors of Arabs royalties....but who dare to reprimand them?
On witnesses, as required by the law....who would want to be a witness when everyone was to being fed to enjoy the extravagant enjoyment?

The Sultan  also said that once Islamic Criminal Law was established, there won’t be any problems between that court and civil court, but how sure can it be.


Nonetheless, as he said it Allah (SWT) will help those people who have intention implementing His law and I'm sure it will be materialised sooner or later.


Im sure.




Sunday, 16 October 2011

Apple again....

It s not an iPhone ; but so what


Urggghh.....maybe she's been paid to say that. ;D
So, what's the big deal?
How many more applications can they developed, just like the iPad -- the second ones was just mere two more add ons.

Dang.

Friday, 14 October 2011

iPhone 4 Hyper hyped-up

Buyers line up for iPhone 4S sale - CNN.com

 
Below is an excerpt of full news....

 
  • Apple's iPhone 4S goes on sale at 8 a.m. Friday in each time zone
  • Pre-orders have broken an Apple record, with 1 million in first 24 hours
  • Phone features faster processor, better camera, "personal assistant" Siri
  • Friday is first iPhone release since death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs
See, I for one is not a phone person.
Unlike some people whether needing it or simply must have it because it's the 'in' thing or  simply a gadget freak -- their mobile must be changed regularly and it has to be at least the top three selling model or brand....wait, not forgetting showing off too...(mind you I had a personal experience from someone who deliberately took out her iPhone  just to show off the new gadget while asking me to see some picture on it ....hahahaha)

Anyway, my understanding and usage of  a mobile phone was to strictly receive and make calls.
That's it.
No emails viewing or replying, no games playing, or not even browsing social network such as facebook and updating my whereabouts every hour like celebrity.

Anyway, as expected, the news of people lining up to grab the latest phone by Apple is not a news really.
Come on....how can it be one when it is so easily  expected?
Personally, I thought it was merely too much of a hyped up situation made possible by those marketing people at Apple themselves.
Who knows that maybe those idiots who'd sleep over inf front of the store and lining up for hours are those that have been  paid  so to boost sales?.....Who knows....
I remember the last line up was for iPad 1.
I'm not too sure whether people lined up the way it was for iPad 2.

Okay....I was eager too, to grab the iPad  previously, but lining up to get it? Nope.
It's okay to have it late a week or so, nothing to lose....unless there is some fine white line of  showing off, attitude among people.
One of the easy access was  of course by what else if it wasn't for facebook's 'sharing and showing' . Don't you all agree?
Nothing wrong lawfully, just  an attempt at winning some social impact.Who knows....

Think about it....it was like some sort of an arrangement that  items produced by Apple will always be a hot selling cake and people willing to line up for hours for it.

Bet they paid those people to line up this time again....

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

21 deaths from cantaloupe-linked listeria outbreak.

21 deaths from cantaloupe-linked listeria outbreak, CDC reports | BabyCenter

Looks like we really need to watch out what we put in our mouth nowadays....

Most polluted nations.



Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth but we don't often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.


The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.....

Now, should I be feeling relief because the state that Im currently residing is not on the list.
I remember one doctor's advice on being too much in the open air here because of the polluted air.
It especially scary to imagine every breath me and my family breathing when the plants burning its gas...They undoubtedly  look exactly like Lord of The Rings fire towers....

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Five percent of Saudi women beat up their husbands

Five percent of Saudi women beat up their husbands




by Arab News

NAJRAN: About five percent of the married Saudi women regularly beat their husbands, according to a study conducted by Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Muqbil, a staff member of Al-Qassim University who is also a social and a family consultant.


He told local daily Al-Madinah on Friday that 45 percent of the Saudi children were subjected to various kinds of physical abuse and that 21 percent of them were being regularly beaten.


The academician noted that incidence of family violence was steadily rising and said verbal abuse might be the spark that ignites family violence. “Many people confuse between firmness and violence on numerous occasions. This may result in family breakdown and will not ensure children a proper upbringing,” he cautioned.


Al-Muqbil also said negligence was another face of family violence. He cited a case of a girl who had been staying in a protection home for more than 10 years without anyone asking about her. “This is a clear example of family abuse,” he said.


The academician refuted claims that family violence was hereditary and said it was a kind of temporary punishment. “A female accepting to marry randomly without knowing the man just out of fear of spinsterhood is also a case of family abuse,” he said.


Al-Muqbil believes that the prevailing culture in society is encouraging family violence. “Some wives bear physical abuse by their husband for fear of divorce which is more painful to them than physical abuse and beating,” he said.


He cited lack of proper family planning, unwillingness to settle petty differences, disputes over methods of upbringing and boredom in the house as factors that would ultimately lead to family violence.


“Differences over birth control are also among the causes that may breed family abuse,” he said.


In an earlier report carried by Arab News, the Jeddah police had reported that on average, 145 wives beat their husbands in a month, constituting 20 percent of the annual rates of such incidents.


Wives only go for physical violence when they reach a state of explosion and can no longer control themselves, said Fathiyyah Al-Qurashi, member of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, while responding to the growing number of incidence of husband beating.

Hmmmmm....my comment after reading this?
Still trying to visualised these Arabs women doing so. So, I reserved my comments.
Again....dman. Would it be by hand?...or broom, a stick maybe?
Perhaps throwing things....but beating?
It's kinda hard to imagine really.

I mean, lets start from just looking at Arabs men.
Majority of them have a hard, composed, rather stuck-up façade. Most ot them are tall...hardly you'll find those average Asian men height.
So, imagining them being beaten by the wives....that's hilarious.
Seriously.
Would they like, hiding their face with both hands from being slapped or hit, just like what you'll see when you watched some movies about abused women-- now...that will be interesting ain't it. Someone (a maybe and Arab women director) must comes out with a movie about a husband being abused and beaten....with a title 'Crying alone' ...or 'I am a man'. How's that?
I don't think a man wants to manipulate on this issue as it is a torn to their manly ego. Unless he's a gay.
Again.....

Anyway, let me dwell on it for today, besides trying again to picture the scene of the household villainies with their actions.
On a woman perspective -- personally, I think it is absurd. We do have quarrels and some misunderstanding, but both verbal and physical abuse on women and men alike is a NO-NO. It is a show of disrespectful towards the individuals.
It is against the religion, in this case, these Saudis I would assumed all of them are Muslims.

Still.....

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Baby...baby...

Hmmmm....this might be something different from my normal people bashing or whatnots log.
Im blaming it on the hormones...nothing else to blame. Why not? Im still being controlled by the up and downs of it. And one of the reason of my claiming so was when now and then Im finding myself very preoccupied with my little baby, unlike my previous one...
Well, not wanting to feel 'mom's-guilt' or whatever, it was probably, it was different during the previous birth, where I was busy running business and trying to cope and 'make-beleive' being a 'modern day' mom by bringging  my baby to the office whenever I'm free from any meetings. Another reason for that was my not trusting a maid or baby sitter besides close my family members.

Anyway, since Im a house mom, and got all the time just to entertain my baby and watched her every second, Im experiencing a very new feeling of being a mom to a newborn.

I have the following article sucscribed from a website, and I just feel like sharing it here.
It made me lauged especially reading the  last checklist, and picturing her rounded face and eyes eyeing for our food whenever she sees us eating.


How will I know when my baby's ready?


Your baby will give you clear signs when he's ready to move beyond liquid-only nourishment. Cues to look for include:


•Head control. Your baby needs to be able to keep his head in a steady, upright position.

•Losing the "extrusion reflex." To keep solid food in his mouth and then swallow it, your baby needs to stop using his tongue to push food out of his mouth.

•Sitting well when supported. Even if he's not quite ready for a highchair, your baby needs to be able to sit upright to swallow well.

•Chewing motions. Your baby's mouth and tongue develop in sync with his digestive system. To start solids, he should be able to move food to the back of his mouth and swallow. As he learns to swallow efficiently, you may notice less drooling – though if your baby's teething, you might still see a lot of drool.

•Significant weight gain. Most babies are ready to eat solids when they've doubled their birth weight (or weigh about 15 pounds) and are at least 4 months old.

•Growing appetite. He seems hungry – even with eight to ten feedings of breast milk or formula a day.

•Curiosity about what you're eating. Your baby may begin eyeing your bowl of rice or reaching for a forkful of fettuccine as it travels from your plate to your mouth.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Dead Sea hosts mass nude photo shoot

Dead Sea hosts mass nude photo shoot

Hmmmm....a sea of floating naked people.
I guess there aint no other way for them wanting to make a mark of themselves and the sea.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

9/11 -- A decade ago

9/11.
Must be the most memorable and most used numbers.

Time must have cheated on me.
I felt ancient.
I felt I must do something before I realised another decade gone just like that.
It seems too fast.
I felt it was just a couple of years ago that I was seated on my tv room chair in my office watching CNN from morning and continue till I reached home and it goes on for the next week or so.
The conversation during that time was bombing and  WTC and militants.

Well, in order for me to commemorate the D-day, I prefer not touch on anything about the bombings or those who perished including those jihad-crazy people.
I'm doing it on a smaller scale.
On myself.
I want to reflect back on the past ten years ago of my life.
A lot had taken place.
Achievements, happiness, sadness, joy and solemness.

Gosh.....a lot.

I wonder whether the next 10 years, US will still give respect and visit the ground Zero -- I reckon they've got a new name for the area already.

We shall see....

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Pity the Pets

PETALING JAYA: About 20 pet owners filed police reports on Tuesday against Petknode Online Petstore accusing it of alleged cheating and breach of trust.

They filed the reports at the Police Headquarters here Tuesday evening.

This comes two days after about 300 cats were rescued after they were allegedly starved in a locked “pet hotel” where their owners had left them to be cared for over the Hari Raya holidays.


A friend involved in the rescue mentioned about the filthy and badly congested house where cats and kittens were put on stacks and being left without attention.
The two guy responsible for the abuse should be kept behind bars for their deed and shouldn't be allowed to operate the pet hotel anymore.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Eid Mubarak!!


Today is the day of celebration for all Muslims.
My being at home celebrating is a must.
I cant bring myself celebrating it here, after the first and last experience celebrating it here without family and friends. They do have a community at the place where Im residing now, but somehow there is no point of if the community is slacking in genuine devotion and are of pretentious. I mean, basically, they are those that you 'don't actually know and don't wish to know'.

Anyway, when it comes to 'don't actually know and don't wish to know' -- I have got this urging feeling of really wanting to know who is actually the Prime Minister of my home country, Malaysia.

You see, every year, it is a ritual for someone to announce the day of the Eid, after the sighting of the moon commemorating the celebration, This will be announced right after the night prayer.
Then on the first day, there will be special speech by the Prime Minister.
I cannot recall, the current premier, Najib Razak's way of giving speech pass years but this year, he gave his speech while sitting down on a couch beside his wife Rosmah.
But that was not the gist of the story.
I was later utterly shocked when Rosmah gave her own speech...which was carried on air for the next couple of days!!
I mean, who IS the Prime Minister?
Has it been done before in the history of Malaysia? Nope.
Has it been done in other country's history? I do not think so.

So why is she stealing the lime light?
Why is she been allowed to do that?

Could it be possible that the rumours that she is the actual PRIMIER is true?....

By the look of it -- YUP indeed.

With news about her whatnot being carried on air daily, there is no doubt she is the actual premier.
Indeed her long patience 'hard-work' is being paid off now.


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Wrong job? QUIT !!

I totally understand that fasting month can be a little bit hard for those who ought to do outside job such as construction workers, those whose job required them to visit project sites, and those who will be on the road dispatching documents or goods.

But what I encounter today is what I can call deteriorating customer service or perhaps wrongly employed person or maybe the person with wrong job.
Why do I say wrong job?

Well, it started with just a simple call from this delivery guy from his office (land line number appeared on my cell) asking me direction to my parents' place in Shah Alam.
I have ordered cupcakes to be delivered home for my daughter's final day at her playschool in Taipan Subang Jaya near here because my daily schedule is very tight, and not wanting to rush on the day itself, I opted to pay extra to save me some time and hassle.

See, I really don't mind people calling and asking for direction to my place, and had never given more than once..okay maybe twice( when they came nearer to the area and wanting to reconfirm) and they arrived with no problem at all.
But when direction was given as detailed as possible, and again for another 4 to 5 times with him calling while riding his motorbike added on with loud noise, laced with rudeness in the voice asking 'where actually is my place' -- it definetely can make anyone goes thinking, do I pay extra for delivery for you to bother me many time asking for directions.

You see, this Malay chap (that is why earlier I mentioned about fasting month) was not asking me direction in a nice manner and intonations -- which, I understood well. Being fasting, added on with slight drizzle, and motorbiking while on the mobile -- it must be tough.
But any women disturbed from her kitchen just to give direction to someone who are dumb, it is a sure call of some conflicts. He was so rude like as if I'm the one who forced him to deliver the cupcakes from Damansara to my parents' place in Shah Alam.

Direction telling him to go ahead another half kilometre before turning right, he took an immediate junction to the left, when I told him to turn right upon reaching certain area, he go ahead and ACCUSED me of giving him wrong direction and there isn't any turning right at the place I mentioned.
 If you're in my situation, what do you do or how will you answer?

Obviously, I told him to listen to my direction and stop interjecting me, and that I have been living here for umpteen years and I know where and which junction to take to the residence.

I came to the point of wanting to ask him to stop where ever he is at, and I'll take my car out to get the goods -- when I rationalised again -- I paid much extra for the delivery because it was out of 'the area' and why should I be dumb enough to kow-tow to his stupidity.

Finally after spending more money on my cell directing him to the house, he keeps on yelling at me that it's my fault and I gave him the wrong direction !! A serious rude, useless, and wrongly employed staff.
I really think he should just work at any toll booth along the higfhways in Malaysia.
For if you're lazy to use your brain, or googled the place you're going to deliver or even to go for any appointment -- I really think he is best collecting toll money -- a work suitable for the handicapped. Because he is definetely a 'brain-challenged' person.

Obviously I will not let rudeness take helm, especially when I was being accused straight to my face. I told him he is the first ever person that after being given many times direction and still can't find the place, and that he is very rude to the customer, and that even Pizza Hut people never call asking for direction!!

His answer? Get another person to deliver and that I'm a snob because I'm 'well-off' !!
What the heck he meant by that....only he knows.

My thought ? This guy is an example of pathetic, self-pity idiot who is lazy to use his brain and good customer service is unknown to him.

To this guy -- his name is Fizal, five foot seven, fair skin with wavy hair -- try to find what you like to do. If you don't like your job -- quit. And please don't feel belittled my the outlook or persona of someone you don't know.
And to Cupcakes Chic located at the Curve Damansara, I told them to reconsider hiring this rude guy. Nevertheless, maybe "I scratch your back, you scratch my back" kinda thing, I was told later by another staff that he is not under their payroll and that he has been outsourced.

Whatever.....


Push Presents....



I subscribed to the email list of this informative site and came across this rather interesting story from one of their blogger.
'Push presents' -- an interesting but the term was new to me although I have read, long time ago, that Catherine Zeta-Jones was paid a million bucks for every child that she gave birth to by her husband Michael Douglas, which I though was excessive.
And, I had once visited a friend who had just given birth and brought two present.
One for the baby and a box of premium chocolates for the mom, because I thought she should get something too.

I had even shared some thought with the husband on why women should be given a gift for each of the delivery -- at least it'll be a sort of memorabilia. Of course I didn't get anything for the first one because I was too busy trying to expect what kind of pain will I be going through, and the new life of motherhood had taken any of those things away from my head.

When I gave birth to my second child last June, I was given, or rather chose for myself a very nice necklace...a present for the delivery.

Don't' get me wrong. I'm not the gift-loving woman, but giving birth is a very exclusive and special occasion. We don't give birth yearly (although there are, but not for more than two or 3 kids). And to commemorate the event, I feel the woman should be given something as a thank you note from the husband for job well done (because there'll be harder job ahead waiting for the mom).

Honestly we are not an anniversary 'gift-giver' sort of couple but will try to get or do something for each another for birthdays (and after years of marriage, I find it more and more difficult to searching and surprising him of the what-to-get item). But 'push presents' -- I think all couple should adopt to this idea...for a show of thoughtfulness, at least.
 -- I've gotten myself another 'push-present' recently -- the second one, which I hope won't be any thirds...hahaha

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Healthy my ass...


KUALA LUMPUR: A doctor, the second defence witness in Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial, told the court on Tuesday that he had examined Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on June 28, 2008 and found his anus healthy even though the plaintiff said he felt pain when passing motion.




Anwar Ibrahim, the struggling-to-helm Opposition leader who was once described by Al Gore as one of the most enlightened and visionary political leaders in Asia, must have taken an extra precaution before getting into action with this Mohd Saiful Bukhari.
Either, Saiful (who obviously doesn't know) what had been used to sodomised him, or he simply made believed that he had been sodomised by Anwar.


The trials which received much condemnation from the western media however will continue until I don't know when. It has been so long. Saiful Bukhari had been to the mosque to do a special proclamation that he had been sodomised, and that if he had been lying, he will befallen with severe punishment from Allah almighty.


But whatever it is, Saiful's ass is sure a healthy one ...



Friday, 19 August 2011

MONEY is greater then GOD

Besides heavy political dramas (i cant help it but to compare it during Mahathir Mohammad's era, whatever you might say about it), Malaysia is becoming another drama scene of religious silver screen.


There had been quite a significant religious-based drama (actually both in the real world and on TV as i noticed many Malay dramas about religion and many actresses now donning head scarves portraying a Muslim women in hijab, to the extend that I'm rather confuse whether they'd donned it for good or just for acting) ever since the premier after Mahathir -- Abdullah Badawi with Islam Hadhari -- which of course is way down the drain and definitely down residing at the bed of the Pacific Ocean already.


The recent hullas was about the 12 Malay men and women being apprehended at the Harapan Komuniti (Community Hope) dinner of the Damansara Utama Methodist Church in Petaling Jaya. The raid which follows with incongruous actions by the Selangor Mentri Besar, Khalid Bin something (Im not bothered to remember his bapak's name), whom after the incident, announced his apology to the Christians for the raid by the Selangor authority JAIS and would promise a report shall be in order to rectify the matter (in other words he's trying to convinced the Christians not to be angry and he will be getting a complete report on WHY Jais did that...).


That, of course ensued an automatic reaction and a protest from some Islamic-based NGOs to stage resentment toward his cowardliness by saying sorry and in a way allowing the 12 persons do what they do -- of course this Khalid had to do that in order to still stay at the seat, and to kow-tow to his party Pakatan Rakyat (PKR), which consists of all races and religion although he is really stupid. He can just make things neutral by saying an investigation will be carried out before opening his dirty mouth.
Now, he got to wash his mouth thoroughly because the protesters brought along a toilet bowl with ribbon in front of the office compound. I bet they want him to know that his mouth smells foul as the toilet bowl.


There a many Islamic realisation coming to the shore for the past  decade.
Muslim ladies and teenager are seen more tudung-clad compared to during my teenage time, where we're more happy to don mini skirts and have our hair done to whatever the 80s style was.


As a personal opinion, I surely think it is good. I mean I had been lambasted for pointing out that not all tudung- clad ladies are well-behaved and pious. Some of the remarks I've gotten was ' well at least we covers our head'.....yeah, yeah....
Yeah. Of course, I wont be hanged by my hair while having river of fire under me and being punished in hell for my sins of not covering my head...BUT, at least I don't make fun of the Muslim's dress code. I don't cover my head and leave open my chest to show off my pendant, or cover my head but wearing leggings and bareback, or WORST still, wearing baby-doll gowns on top of some tight long sleeves inner, which shows so much of my bodily figure.
I mean, do YOU as a tudung-clad person, really wear your hijab as HOW you should be wearing? Loose, covers your neck right to the chin, and cover your boobies, and not forgetting wearing your head covers normally without the hump at the back of your head the Syrian style ?


Anyway, I don't want to say much about the way young and middle aged Muslim women donning  what they don the recently years. Up to them. I don't give a toot.


So, coming back to Islamic realisation among the Muslims in Malaysia, which has it's good side too -- there are also some quarters who'd politicise the matter. The so-called non-halal beer becoming  halal again, coffees with traces of pig gelatin, and now not halal, which I'm quite skeptical on the claim, to the crossed-like pictures among the masjid on praying mats to the extend of  buns having crossed-like are being watched diligently.


The up rise awareness of all Islamic things probably due to too many  Muslims converting to Christianity. One minister stated that a faith crime act be enacted as  apostasy is spreading at a rapid scale.


To me those Muslims who had accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, let them be...maybe some of you might think that by doing so, we are actually allowing sin of apostasy be free to roam among the Muslims, BUT let's face the truth. When one heart desire, they'll only go for what they desire. 
Consultation?
In my opinion, it will only be to no avail.
Once they had willing to take money and in return sell their faith -- honestly, these are morons of MORONS.
These people should be left unattended. What would a consultation produce when deep in their heart nothing is more greater than money.

No doubt as another Muslim, we, responsible people need to act and help bring these people to the right path. However, if confirmed that they disavowed Islam, then, there ain't anything much we can do -- unless the country is practising hudud law.

There are such people that claim they are Muslims, but in actual fact they've already rejected some of the basic Islamic foundation and bow to others, and these group who will doing things against the religion are called musyrik.

The fact is, apostasy in Islam in Malaysia has been taking its ground but were made widely known past five years. It is something that, as another follower, we'd be feeling remorse of their deed, yet have to accept the fact that, it has been going on for centuries...and there's nothing much we can do about it.