Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Masyarakat Madani

Masyarakat Madani : Civil Society


Dalam konteks yang dipermudahkan, dalam erti kata bahasa, civil society dikenali sebagai masyarakat madani.


Namun begitu, banyak kerti kata lain yang sering dikaitkan dengan istilah ini dan sering digunakan dalam makna yang berbeza-beza. Jika di dalam bahasa inggeris, civil society di ertikan sebagai kontraposisi kepada sebuah masyarakat military. Tapi pengunaan masyarakat civil dan masyrakat madani mempunyai pengaruh yang berbeza-beza. Untuk tujuan penyelarasan kita terima pendefinasian masyarakat madani ini sebagai civil society.


Terdapat berbagai karektoristik masyarakat Madani, di antaranya adalah.


1, wujudnya integrasi ekslusif antara individu-individu dan kelompok dalam masyarakat melalui kontrak social dan kerjasama social.


2.Terdapat gabungan kekuasaan yang besar sehingga semua kepentingan masyarakat dapat didominasi oleh kumpulan besar, tetapi dapat dikurangi oleh kekuatan-kekuatan alternative.


3. terdapat program-progam pembangunan yang didominasi oleh pembangunan yang berasaskan masyarakat.


4. Kepentingan-kepentingan individu dan Negara boleh diserap kerana terdapat organisasi-organisasi sukarela yang mampu memberi kesan kepada keputusan pemerintah.


5. Kreativiti akan berkembang dengan baiknya, kerana tidak dihalang oleh pemerintan yang berbentuk totalitarian.


6. Tahap kesetiaan (loyalty) dan kepercayaan (trust) yang tinggi kerana semua individu mengakui hubungan dengan orang lain dan tidak mementingkan kehendak individualistic.


Dan lain-lain lah.


Dari , beberapa citi tersebut bolehlah dikatakan bahawa masyarakat madani adalah sebuah masyarakat demokratik yang mana semua ahli di dalamnya menyedari hak-hak dan kewajipannya di dalam masyarakat, menyuarakan pendapat, dan mewujudkan kepentingan-kepentingan, di mana pemerintahannya akan memberi peluang yang seluas-luasnya bagi membugarkan kreativiti rakyat untuk mewujudkan program-program pembangunan di wilayahnya.


Shah alam adalah sebuah contoh bandaraya yang telah diangkat sebagai bandaraya Madani. Pembentukan sebuah masyarakat Madani ini telah dibuat sejak sekian lama ketika seseorang itu telah menjadi orang penting di dalam negara lagi. Lama dah tu. Malahan, perkataan yang cukup asing ini sendiri telah diperkenalkan oleh beliau.


Sebagai contoh, misi dan visi Majlis bandaraya Shah alam sendiri meletakkan pembangunan Masyarakat Madani ini sebagai teras kepada kewujudannya,


MBSA telah menjadikan nilai-nilai pembangunan mampan sebagai agenda utama dalam melaksanakan pembangunan sosial, ekonomi dan fizikal Bandar raya Shah Alam berjaya dicapai, selaras dengan usaha ke arah Bandar raya Mampan dan wawasan “Menjadikan Shah Alam sebuah Bandar raya bestari yang indah, berdaya maju dan harmonis dengan alam sekitar ke arah mewujudkan masyarakat Madani melalui nilai-nilai pembangunan mampan”.

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Hik mana aku nak gih ni ek sebenarnya??


Sebenarnya nak cakap yang Shah Alam dah ada pusat Karaoke.


Itu je...


Nak gih sana senang je, mula mula carik hotel ini. Nama dia hotel Quality.







Pastu carik signboard ini, dan naik elevetor ke tingkat 24.

Dari tingkat 24 naik satu tangga ke atas tingkat 25.


Bayar lah Rm14 untuk 3 jam dengan free flow drink. (arak pun ada jual you all, kalau nak lah)

Best tak...

tapi yang penting... adaaaaaa



Ada Akak Ziana Zain oke,

Karaoke lain belum ada lagi. Sini ada, cepat sapa suka nyanyi lagu Dingin boleh datang sini.



Hik, on a lighter notes. Pernah sekali dulu ada ura-ura mengatakan Shah Alam akan dilarang mempunyai sebarang pusat hiburan yang boleh melekakan, seperti Panggung wayang, Pusat Snooker, Pusat Karaoke, dan sebagainya.

Tapi sekarang Panggung wayang je belum ada lagi.

Bila nak buat panggung wayang pulak ek.


p/s: Sian PAS, penat je dapat Shah Alam. Tak sempat nak tutup kilang Ancher Beer, dah ada pulak pusat karaoke kat Shah Alam ni ya.

Emmmmmmmmm, abis nak buat camno, Civil Society lah katakan.




Saturday, December 27, 2008

The sweetest birthday this year.

I don’t really like birthday, because it reminded me of my ever increasing age. I hate being an aged person, and lately, article on botox somehow seems very interesting. Emm... I used to dread those people using botox and always think that everyone should age naturally and natural look is the best way for someone to live his life. Now I am becoming more acceptive (is there such word as acceptive) towards people using the drug that kill muscle tissues.


And also, i realised when you reached 35 like me, your concern and priority start to change. You will be concerning more about you reaching 40, rather than wasting time remembering and reminiscing about your sweet 30s and 20s. You keep on thinking about things you have not yet achieve and have not done. And you realized that time is getting limited and it will not wait for you.You start planning more stuff to include in your yearly, monthly, daily activities so you don’t miss things so much. Not that you actually care about it and do it, but you care about the planning part. Maybe because of reading too much motivational books.


Or otherwise called the premenopausal syndrome for unsuccessful male.


But I like birthday celebration, especially those secret ones.


Especially when it is yours and your friends took liberty and spent their time planning to surprise you with cakes and goodies and tried as best as possible to keep it a secret from you, and you somehow knows it , especially when your friends suddenly being very nice to you and take you too karaoke and kept on looking at each others and nod their head as if they are communicating telepathically as if you are not in front of them. You know you are in for a surprise.


And that what actually happen the night before Christmas when some friends gathered and bought cake and food and sang birthday song. What do you do about it? You try to look as suprise as possible and show your happy face lah. What else.


But i was actually very happy and excited about this year's birthday, for some reason i can't explain. Maybe because of the cake, but most probably because i know i am being loved, by friends or someone.


Thank you Richard, kimi, erin and her bf, raz, za, pek nga, for the birthday bash. You people are the best. I celebrated my birthday 4 times this year with 4 different groups of people, but I like what you people did the most, because there was actually a real cake involved.


Hik




this is my banana chocolate cake. the spelled my name wrongly. Hik


The next day was Christmas. Zubir and I went to Mimi’s apartment somewhere in OUG. She organized a BBQ party by the pool. Mimi’s house is just beside Mawi’s apartment. Yes Mawi, the famous singer who recently got married. He is not staying there anymore, but if anyone like mawi and want to see how his apartment door looks like can go to Mimi’s house.


So there were the 5 of us, Mimi, Uncle A, Waiem, Zubir and i having a blast roasting chicken, and gossiping and do what ever people do when bbqing





Uncle A, getting the charcoal ready for the BBQ


Mee mamak, which somehow i like it very much.

The poolside

precooked chicken marinated with lemongrass, onion and some other spices, ayam percik style.

Yummy, BBQ chicken


Going to her house was easy, but getting out from that area wasn’t. We somehow got lost between the confusing road and was actually led to an open Christian grave area. I quickly made a detour back and then was totally lost and almost gave up, not before we come across a Chinese house having a funeral function with a casket in front of the house in this housing area name Taman Tan Yew Lai. How could we get from OUG to this taman Tan Yew Lai don’t ask me, i never know it exist this place. It (the cemetery and the casket) really woke every sense and nerves before i saw a lorry I quickly followed it and prayed to god that lorry is not heading to another funeral or graveyard.


Luckily it did not, I takes us to the main road of Puchong Kinrara. Yes, I don’t know how we can get from OUG in Klang Lama using the PJ route, to Taman Tan Yew Lai and then to puchong kinrara. I sometime amazed myself with my own ability to act stupid. From Kinrara we headed to Kesas and reach Shah Alam in a record time of 2 and half hour.


Hik hik.


Home at last, then i chatted for a while then I went to sleep.


Oh, i want to show something. Mimi have this Mainecoone cat at home and this cat is as big as a dog. Its bloody gigantic and that was my first time ever experienced holding a cat as big as that.


Cute isnt it. It look small in the picture, but look at the picture below you can see how big the cat actually is.

See!!! the cat front leg is as big as mimi's hand.




I really want one of those... I want a mainecoone.


Anyway, the next day, after over sleeping, i mean really-really over, mothers woke me up, while i was busy dreaming playing in a field full of very large cats. Mother asked me to take her to the nearest pond so she can fish. She like fishing so much, and I myself have not fish for quite sometimes got all my gear ready to go fishing as well

When I got to my car, I saw one of the tires was punctured. When I try to take out the spare tire i realized that the right rear tire was also flat.

Just imagine if it went flat at the cemetery. I think I will just drop dead there.





I called Raz and told him about the flat tires and asked him for some favour. Raz took me to the shop and before that we made a short stop at the ATM machine. I have only one hundred ringgit with me, and took out another RM300. Then we made our way to the tire shop.


The Chinese mechanic said, there is nothing wrong with one of the flat tires while the other one have nail attached to it. Obviously someone did something because the other tires are just occay, but it had no air.


This is not the first time it happens to my car. Some idiot around my house must have done it. I curse him and his family of eternal misery. And if he has a car, I swear on his grandmother’s grave he will get into a freaky accident because of a flat tire. Hopefully he is not dead, and dread the things he had done before, for the rest of his life because he no longer have leg or both legs, or blind or have one of his hand missing, and no one can find the hand, because it got detached from the body and flew into a moving cement mixer lorry and end up in a concrete wall of a 40 floors high rise building.


Anyway, the mechanic took no more than 2 minute to repair the problem and it only cost me RM5.


Bloody bugger, and now I have 400 cash with me and I cannot have cash, because I will try to finish it all off because I hate carrying cash around, and I will end up in a supermarket buying things I do not need such as red and purple coloured boxer (because I already bought the blue, yellow, pink and grey one last week, so I need the complete set) or sets of teapot and teacup because I just love tea set. Mother has asked me to stop buying tea set long time ago because she has no place to put it anymore.


So i think i will buy more boxer.



do i look like a day over 35?
Choose your answer correctly or else go read someone else blog.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Kota Keriangan. Not

Selamat menyambut Awal Muharram, and also Merry Christmas and happy new year to everyone.


I am kinda lazy to write a full report of my boring daily life activities, so inspired by panzer KISS version of reporting here goes.


  1. someone came all the way from up north
  2. I was happy for a while
  3. then we had a fight
  4. then we went back to normal
  5. then that someone went back up north.
  6. then that someone came back for my birthday a few days afterthat, with two bottles of budu
  7. had a fight
  8. then we are oke
  9. then took 3 important person to genting highland.


Cannot do anything really, forgotten its December and it rains in genting highland. And it was a Sunday, so every tom dick, harry, mary and jane, including kumari and swee lin was there.


Started the day trip very early around 9am. Reach gombak, and look for nasik dagang, since most of the community there are either from Kelantan or Terengganu. Could not find any nasik dagang, opted for roti canai mamak instead. Eemm


Quickly go to gombak lrt station, and was frustrated the next available bus was around 1 pm. 3 hours wasted looking and imagining what fun we will miss for not making it early to genting. By the way, the ticket also said, the bus ride back is around 6.45.


We have a fucking 5 hours or utterly blissful happiness in the taman keriangan genting highland.


Bus was 5 minutes early (yeahhh), arrive the genting cable car centre around 1.45. quickly had a quick fag and run to the cable car. Was astonished to see the number of people in the cable car station. Took more than an hour just to line up before, we can get into the cable car. It was already 3 pm by then.


Now the blissful happiness time is left to a merely 3 hours or so.


Upon reaching the kota keriangan, quickly look around for ways in the maze like and signboard to the outdoor theme park. The idea was, we would spend 2 hours in the outdoor and another 1 hour in the indoor theme park.

Managed to locate the main entrance. Could not see anything the fog is literally blinding everything. Most you can see is anything below 4 meters away, other than that you can only see white cloud. To make matter worst it was also raining.


So everything was closed and under maintenance.


Fuck.


Spend almost an hour just to look if anything actually works, and found one. The flying elephant, where you ride the elephant and it swirl around with the speed of 1 km an hour for 5 minutes.


If I want to ride those thing, might as well I just spin myself silly in my room. So no one interested, run inside the indoor themepark and was frustrated to see that you have to pay most of the interesting games/activities at least RM25 each and your RM47 ticket is just crap. And the free ones have queue the length of the Great Wall of China.


Skip all the activities and headed to food court and living a big hole in your pocket. The cheapest item was the mineral water and it is already priced at RM3.20 each.


Goodness, they are really making money out of anything in genting. Luckily the toilet is still free. I wonder if they charged RM1 for the toilet and everyone will just pee and pass motion in the outdoor theme park. I wonder if they have actually tried to charge for the toilet. Looking at the situation I think they had.


Anyway, the only things the 4 of us could do were to watch each other and took pictures of ourselves looking as happy as possible. It is not an easy task having all the disappointment plus my legs are aching like crazy from all the walking and waiting in queue.


Really hate those bugger, just because the are OKU, they don't have to queue. This is just not fair. I am also disable what. In some countries, obesity is considered as disability.


But someone played some of the game where you pay RM3 for a ball and you try to throw the ball inside a very impossible small hole and gave all the prizes to me. How romantic. That includes a small bear wearing Santa costume, a slinky, a mug and a stupid genting highland small notebook.


Well I was a bit happy, actually.


Around 6 quickly walked to the cable car station and waited another ½ hour in the cable car. Reaching down almost 6.30 made it in time for the 6.45 bus, except for a small incident where someone forgot that he left the ticket at the table and the Bangladesh worker took it and threw it in the garbage bin.


The bus had to wait for us while we scrutinized every garbage bin like a group of idiots and luckily we found it in the garbage bin before the bus driver’s happy face actually turn to a dismay blue. He was happy at first because he thought it was funny we misplace the ticket, and he wasn’t happy when it took us to long to looked for the ticket.


Around 8.30 pm reached shah alam, and the only things that can trim down our frustration was a cheap buffet.

Had a buffet dinner (which only cost RM9.90 including drink, no kidding) in Naluri Section 9.


Goes home and weep in sorrow.


Fucker.

kota keriangan my ass, more like kota queue in line.


  1. then had a fight again
  2. then we were oke
  3. Then had a call from the office, I need to go to the office because some students had to take the special exam to graduate. I was on leave until Christmas, but being the most junior, I cannot say anything so I went to work the next day and invigilated the exam while listening to Britney spears Womanizers over and over again for 3 hours and actually dancing behind the hall were no one can see me.
  4. then that someone had to leave.
  5. then we had a fight while he was in the bus
  6. then we are oke
  7. now I am lonely again.

I really hate this I tell you.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me...
Happy Birthday to me....


envelopes by sorrow, and river of tears


The perfect gifts for me to mark my big 35.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Day My Brain Stood Still, Sangkai 2008

Nak cerita pasal musik-musik sikit boleh tak?

Ni nak cerita ni, pasal beberapa perkara yang menjelekkan. Satu pasal lagu-lagu dalam etnik kreatif satu pun tak best. Macam hampeh taik kucing. Kecuali lagu Mawi dan Heliza tu (aiyaa, apa aku cakap ni). Anyway, Mawi tak perform sebab pergi ke jenjalan. Hik.

Pastu, pasal lagu Dingin, Ziana Zain. Lagu tu aku suka gila, sebab sapa tak suka Ziana Zain kan. Sapa tak suka Ziana Zain, orang tu gila. Kalau Ziana Zain nyanyi lagu NegaraKu pun, aku tetap suka gak. Sebab dia Ziana Zain. Period.

Anyway, lagu tu mula-mula tak dapat masuk final, tiba-tiba dapat pulak. Walaupun musik-musik dikatakan mengadili sesebuah lagu berdasarkan Arrangment dan Lirik, dan sedikit dari persembahan. Jadi kalau lagu itu sudah pun tewas di separuh Akhir, apa dia punya kemungkinan untuk menang? Sebab walaupun semua tidak tahu kedudukan 4/5 lagu balada yang masuk ke dalam final, tapi semua orang sudah tahu lagu itu diadili ketika itu berada di tempat ke 6.

Jadi kalau tempat ke enam balada, boleh ke jadi juara. Jadi untuk apa dimasukkan di dalam Final. Adakah dengan alasan, lagu itu mungkin berjaya mengungguli Juara lagu kerana juri-juri telah ditukar, tidakkah ia akan menimbulkan persoalan...

ADAKAH JURI-JURI DI DALAM SEPARUH AKHIR ITU PEKAK, DAN BODOH???

Jadi kesimpulannya, Lagu dingin nyanyian Ziana Zain (Artis wanita paling cool Malaysia) tidak boleh menang, kerana ia akan mengundang kontroversi dan menyebabkan kredibiliti AJL sebagai busuk sebusuk busuknya.

Walaupun, mungkin tidak sebusuk persembahan, lagu dan DIOR sendiri.

By the way, who in his right mind, whould choose Dior as a name.

Anyhoo. kenapa dia perlukan Ziana Zain di dalam AJL?

Adakah kerana mereka terkejut mendengar tepukan gemuruh dan gerak gempita Dewan Kecil Studio 3, ketika Ziana Zain mendendangkan lagunya? Jadi Ziana Zain yang dirasakan tidak releven lagi dalam AJL sebenarnya adalah asset yang tidak boleh dibuang untuk final nanti?

Emm, Ziana penyanyi yang hebat sebenarnya.

Mereka perlukan Ziana Zain utk menarik orang ramai menonton AJL, sebab Mawi busy.


Apa kata kalau Ziana Zain pun tarik diri jugak. Baru le cool kan.

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Anyway, ini nak cerita sedikit pasal filem The Day The Earth Stood Still. Filem ini adalah satu filem remake tahun 1950an selepas zaman perang dunia ke 2 yang menjadi satire kepada keadaan dunia ketika itu, dengan pembangunan bomb atom dan sebagainya. Untuk tahun 2008, isu-isu yang dibincangkan terdapat sedikit perubahan.

Aku menyesal menonton sepanjang perjalanan cerita itu. Sumpah, ada beberapa orang yang keluar panggung dan ini jarang berlaku pada filem hollywood terutama pelakonnya adalah sehebat Keanu Reeves.

Tanpa sebarang promosi besar-besaran, aku tertipu bila melihat previewnya ketika menonton filem James Bond: The Quantom of Solace. Dan minat yang membuak-buak untuk menonton filem tersebut adalah kerana Keanu Reeves semata-mata. Dengan harapan mengunung, cerita ini adalah sehebat The Matrix.

Plot ceritanya adalah mudah.

Sekumpulan alien telah dihantar ke dunia untuk melihat perkembangan tamadun di Dunia. Sorang dihantar ke USA (mana lagi ya tak?) sorang lagi dihantar di China Town, USA juga. Emm, tak tau le beberapa orang lagi yang dihantar, tapi yang nampak dua ekor alien tu je lah. Tapi bukan dalam bentuk alien.

Mereka telah bertukar dalam bentuk manusia. Ini kerana mereka khuatir kalau mereka datang dalam bentuk bukan manusia, manusia akan ketakutan, dan tidak mampu berbincang. Tetapi kalau manusia dah tengok ko datang dalam bebola sebesar stadium dan badan berlampu lip lap dengan robot pembantu sebesar bangunan tak ke orang dah seram sejuk dah.

Anyway, dari segi cerita pula....

Kisahnya, dunia ini sebenarnya bukan milik manusia tetapi milik alien. Manusia adalah species yang dibenarkan tinggal di dunia. Tetapi alien buruk siku itu hendak balik dunia ini kerana manusia tidak menjaganya dengan betul, dan akan memusnahkan bumi. Jadi alien itu datang ke dunia untuk melihat keadaan dunia dan juga untuk bertemu dengan world leader yang akan bersidang di Amerika (mana lagi) , untuk memberi ceramah dan membuat kempen menjaga kesejahteraan dunia.

Tetapi, state secretary of America, tidak membenarkan dia bercakap di persidangan itu, sebab dia seorang alien.

Hummmmmmmm...

Jadi kerana tidak boleh membuat kempen kesedaran alam, dia menjadi frust dan dia berjumpa seorang lelaki Cina Tua (yang jugak seorang alien) di sebuah restoren di China Town, dan alien itu terus bercakap Cina dengan lelaki cina tersebut. Walaupun dia boleh je bercakap dalam bahasa alien, dan mengaku itu adalah bahasa russia.

Tapi nooooooooooooooo...

Keanu Reeves mesti bercakap dalam bahasa Cina yang bunyinya tunggang langgang sekali.

Selepas mereka bercakap dalam bahasa Cina, tiba tiba orang Cina itu membuat summary dalam bahasa Inggeris pulak. Rupanya orang cina itu boleh berbahasa inggeris. Sebab dia dah duduk kat Amerika 70 tahun.

Apa yang dorang bincangkan? Keanu Reeves, Alien yang dihantar untuk memusnahkan manusia di dunia, meminta lelaki cina itu membuat liputan mengenai keadaan bumi. Lelaki cina yang sungguh kontradiktori itu mula-mula mengutuk orang bumi, tiba-tiba dia menjadi sedih dan tidak mahu meninggalkan bumi.

Pada masa yang sama, bebola-bebola seumpama guli berbagai saiz telah dihantar ke bumi, dan ada yang memang ada di bumi telah mula mengutip spesis-spesis binatang-binatang di bumi ini. Untuk dihantar ke Zoo di planet mereka. Sedangkan mereka ada teknologi untuk mengclon manusia, tetapi mereka tetap nakkan spesis-spesis ini.

Kiranya macam Bahtera Nabi Nuh, yang akan mengangkat semua makhluk dan bila Alien itu sudah masuk mood pemusnah, tiba-tiba beberapa ekor lipas elektronik bercambah secara miosis dan mitosis dan menjadi banyak seperti ameaba binatang satu sel yang terbelah zigotnya menjadi berbillion-billion banyakkan dan memakan apa sahaja menda yang dilaluinya. Termasuklah semua barangan berasaskan karbon dan bukan karbon.

Very der pengkisahan bagaimana serangga-serangga dan memusnahkan semua tanaman dilepaskan zaman Nabi Musa menentang Firaun yang degil itu.

Moral yang cuba disampaikan adalah Tuhan itu tidak wujud, tuhan itu sebenarnya adalah Alien, dan kita semua ini adalah duduk menumpang di bumi atas belas kasihan alien semata-mata. Dan kisah-kisah di dalam Bible (yang juga ada di dalam Quran) disebut dan diadaptasi dalam bentuk lain.

Macam-macam cara orang musyrikin buat untuk memesongkan pegangan kita. Kalau budak-budak tengok, memang pemahaman mereka akan berubah terus. Tapi, bukan itu sahaja yang menjengkalkan.

Infact segala-galanya tentang filem ini menjengkelkan.

Lakonan-lakonan yang sungguh tak best langsung, plot cerita dan script yang bosan, pemilihan prop yang sungguh bodoh dan nampak murah, dan logik yang tidak masuk akal tetapi di explain untuk memudahkan penerimaan, semua sekali lah tak best. Sungguh membosankan.


Dan di akhir cerita, adakah alien yang tidak beremosi yang mempunyai teknologi hebat yang boleh mencantas sistem telekomunikasi di bumi dan mengetahui segala perkara di bumi, dan mempunyai seorang alien lain yang berada dibumi untuk membuat kajian selama 70 tahun, dan boleh berbahasa dalam banyak bahasa, dan mempunyai ilmu yang hebat yang dihantar ke dunia ini memusnahkan bumi?


Dah sah-sah lah jawapannya tidak, kerana walaupun dia telah tahu banyak perkara, tetapi dia berubah fikiran bila ada seorang wanita telah membawanya berjumpa dengan seorang rakannya pemenang hadiah noble, dan sedikit meyakin alien tersebut bahawa manusia akan berubah dan temadun akan berakhir sebelum sesuatu yang buruk sempat berlaku pada dunia. Dan yang paling meyakinkan alien tersebut bahawa manusia boleh berubah bila dia melihat wanita yang terlalu menyayangi anak angkatnya menangis dan berjanji ...


"we can change.. we can change, give us one chance"


Maka alien itu pun insaf dan tidak jadi memusnahkan dunia.


Macam Cipap berkulat tak.


p/s: Cerita tamil lagi elok logiknya dari filem ini, walaupun filem ini tidak ada orang melompat ke belakang naik gunung sambil membaling spek hitam dahulu dan sampai di atas gunung tepat pada masa spek hitam itu jatuh terpasang siap di mukanya.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tolonglah jangan!!!

Kepada pembaca-pembaca budiman, diharapkan.. tolonglah jangan menonton filem


THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.


Macam pepetz berkulat.





Will talk about it later.

Wedding Picture

These are some of the wedding pictures of Farah and her Hubby, and Juita and her hubby.

Enjoy.

Arent wedding nice.

I like wedding


Congratulation Fara and Hubby


Handsome firemen in their Pakaian Istiadat


Beautiful! Make up and dress from Amy Jantz

door gift, a forerro rocher tulips, scented candles in small glass and pot pourri in wooden box


Congratulation Juita & Hubby

Rose Syrup served in Labu sayung. Classic!!


Steel tray (dulang besi, old fashion plates, nice food)


The kampung look, with tudung saji, old plates, labu sayung, no fork and spoon.


Door gift, 3 pieces chocolates. Lovely


Saturday, December 13, 2008

wedding

No I am not getting married. Emm, not just yet. I mean jodoh dan ajal di tangan tuhan. So when the time comes, I will announce about it. But not to sure when is the time. I was so shocked when I got a call from jude shrieking “how could you not tell me you getting married” and whatnot, and I was like WTF, where on earth did you get this idea from?

And it was from my last posting, and close friends who knows me, knows I would not write something like that if it aren’t big. Well it is big, but be rest assure, it is not about me getting married. Although, it is important, I have other things to do first.

Speaking about marriage, I was in two weddings just now. One of a friend of mine who married a Bomba diver and another one a daughter of a lecturer in the place I work. It wasn’t my friend though, its Erin and Richard’s friend, I just go there for the food.

I just love wedding, it reminds me of how pathetic my life is. Apart of that, I love to eat wedding food (which basically are lousy), because it is just different with the ambiance, and people eating in one table sharing food and stories, although they don’t know each other. It’s just a place, where everyone goes to see happy people and be happy. Well maybe except, if the bride or the groom was in love with someone else, and married someone else instead. That would be problem and at least one people will not be happy for sure. But parents too can be unhappy later when they see the bills and compared the profit they get from salam keruk keruk.

And Malays, being Malays, like to compete with others in so many ways, including a wedding ceremony. But one thing they don’t realize, all wedding look the same. The food, the dais, the flower arrangement, the door gift (usually giving in single, not in pair or in a set of item, so most door gift will end up in the dumpster and being unimportant and add unrecyclable garbage to the world.

And another thing I see is malays like to double standard their guests. There are actually door gift for the VIPs with at least a fererro rocher in the box, while the rest will only receive sweets 3 for 20 cent gift wrap in a box with fancy ribbons.

That is so lame.

We should not do that.

But, I still love wedding.

The first wedding I went just now was my friends Fara who wed a Diver for Bomba, and they have all these firemen wearing bomba formal attire complete with sword and everything and they paraded in the hall with the bride and bridegroom and everything looked so romantic.

The other one was having a traditional kampong style wedding with food neatly tucked in a serving tray (dulang) and was covered with tudung saji and water was being served in a labu sayung. So each table was set to look like that, and it gives that exclusivity look to it.

I love wedding, wedding is nice.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

sorry no cure.

anyone, please help my soul.

i am making one of the biggest decision in my life. i wish i can be strong to face the day.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bahagiakah perkahwinan hanya kerana cinta?

Cerita ini di email oleh seorang kenalan jauh si Labuan. Sedih betul membacanya, di harap kita semua boleh mendapat ikhtibar dari cerita ini.


Bacalah...

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Barangkali kisah ini boleh menjadi renungan bagi kita,terutamanya yang ingin berumah tangga :

Alkisah, seorang pemuda miskin bernama Jamil, berasal dari Kampong Pengan, Bota, Perak. Keluarganya hanyalah keluarga sederhana. Tidaklah disebut miskin. Ayahnya sehari-hari bekerja sebagai tukang jahit di kampungnya.

Karena kegigihannya, Jamil berjaya melanjutkan pelajaran hingga ke UTP walaupun dengan perbelanjaan seadanya.

Semasa dipenghujung tahun kedua di kampus, Jamil jatuh hati pada seorang gadis bernama Raja Ayu Sofea, juga sama-sama kuliah di fakulti yang sama. Ayu adalah putri seorang tokoh korporat ternama di daerah dan juga masih keturunan diraja. Walaupun secara ekonomi, mereka jauh berbeza, namun itu tidak menghalang keduanya untuk saling mencintai. Jamil juga tidak calang-calang ketampanannya, memang ramai menggilainya, tetapi Ayu jadi idamannya.

Ayah Ayu yang mengetahui putrinya begitu mencintai pemuda kampung dari keturunan biasa, tak mampu mencegah gelora cinta putrinya. Maka, setelah keduanya lulus, pernikahan keduanya pun diselenggarakan dengan meriah. Pesta besar-besaran diadakan untuk mengiringi pernikahan. Ayah Jamil yang tak punya banyak harta, hanya dapat memberikan bantuan sumbangan pakaian, langsir, sarung bantal, yang semuanya dibuat dan dijahit sendiri khas untuk pernikahan anaknya.

Bahagiakah Ayu bersanding dengan Jamil ? Bahagiakah Perkahwinan Mereka Hanya Kerana Cinta???

Ternyata kebahagiaan mereka tidak berlangsung lama.

Tibalah saatnya malam pengantin tiba. Mereka berduapun memasuki peraduan dengan bahagia. Namun,ketika Jamil membuka pakaiannya dan tinggal hanya memakai seluar dalam, berteriaklah Ayu dengan kuat, sebelum akhirnya pengsan tak sedarkan diri. Jamil masih dalam kebingungan dan tidak tahu kenapa isterinya histeria dan pengsan. Dilihatnya seluar dalam yang dipakai.

Aduh !!! Jamil lupa yang seluar dalam itu dijahit oleh ayahnya, dibuat dari kain bekas bungkus tepung gandum. Di tengah seluar dalam itu masih terpampang jelas tulisan,

"BERAT BERSIH 25 KG".

Sudah tentu Ayu terus pengsan melihatnya. Ayu tidak dapat membayangkan seberapa besar isinya dengan berat sebegitu.


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Babiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii sangat tau. nanti ko!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

tagged

I have been tagged, by red blood cells in his blog more than a week ago but was too busy to answer his tag. But since i am kinda free for a month or so, and have nothing to do and tired of rearranging furniture in my room, and then rearranged it back to the original position again, after i realised the original position was actually better, i might as well answer the tag.

I love tag, it gives us idea what to write, especially when your life comprises of only 3 main activities which are to dream what your future would be and wish that you will be richer, sulking on your boring daily routine activities and wish you are in thailand or mumbai right now where there are actually interesting activities going around, and regrating your past and wish you were born with singing talent and extremely good looking for you can make money by entertaining people instead of something else, answering tag is actually productive.

For your information (yes the three of you, please look like you are interested please), Red blood Cell was a student of mine, while i was teaching in the previous university, before i am attached to the new one, which by now most would already guess where it is.

And Red Blood cell is now a lecturer too.

He is a living proof of my achievement.

Eh wait a minute, i did not teach him, he was in a different tutorial class, but i did coach his friends and him Nasyid.

But the examination question papers that he had to sit for last time was set by me, so in a way, i did have impact on his future.

Boleh???

Anyway, lets answer some tag shall we.


The First tag



5 things bout Dzeng

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5 Things In My Bag

1. My laptop
2. My Wallet
3. My contact lenses and mini saline solution
4. My camera
5. Ciggy & lighters

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5 Things In My Wallet

1. Some cash
2. My IC and license
3. My ATM and credit cards, and bonus point cards
4. ATM slip
5. Pictures of 2 important individuals in my life

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5 Favourite Things Dalam Bilik

1. My Bed (although i usually sleep on the floor, and i throw everything else on the bed)
2. my computers
3. My lovely square vase which is now an ash-tray
4. my books and novels
5. and more books

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5 Things yang Ingin Dilakukan

1. visit europe
2. get a PhD and a VK7 status
3. Get laid (hehehe, just kidding), stop being lonely once and for all
4. own a single story bungalow with 10 acres of land infront and at the backyard, with small lake and few swans swimming in it (some black and some white ones).
5. Own a gun

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5 Things yang Sering Dilakukan

1. sleeping...
2. daydreaming
3. websurfing, and reading blogs
4. eating out and Lepak with friend at mamak and gossiping like there is no tomorrow as if everyone else is bad and should go to hell.
5. watching people





The second tag


7 Fakta Tentang saya
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7 fakta tentang saya :

1. sensitive
2. I think to much and i plan to much too.
3. Boros
4. Malas
5. Like to do things the easy way
6. Non artistic
7. too oppinionated


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7 perkara menakutkan saya di dunia :

1. mati
2. orang yang saya sayang mati
3. takut hantu
4. takut binatang berbisa
5. takut dengan orang yang suka menyampai (sebab saya suka bercerita)
6. takut dengan penipu
7. perang



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7 lagu buat masa skrg :

1. Fix you : coldplay
2. viva la vida : coldplay
3. Say : One republic
4. Bila rasaku ini rasa mu : Keris patih
5. Deep purple : soldier of fortune
6. Crush : David Archuleta
7. How to save a life : The fray



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7 perkara selalu sebut :

1. Ko dah kenapa?
2. Nak kena pukul?
3. Tu lah tu
4. Pastu
5. No
6. Boleh?
7. Maybe


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7 perkara yang amat bernilai :

1. My mom
2. (still searching)
3. my family
4. my friends
5. my consciences
6. my mental faculty
7. smiles



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7 pertama kali dalam hidup saya :

1. My first real headache
2. first bus ride to kelantan
3. my first arm robbery(not mine, i was the victim)
4. first being Emcee
5. My first real enemy
6. my first complete McDonalds' premium item collection (the cocacola glass)
7. My first orgasm, hik just kidding




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7 org bertuah menjawab tag ni :

1. Dopey
2. Grumpy
3. Doc
4. Bashful
5. Sleepy
6. Sneezy
7. Happy

and

8. Snow white

I am H5N1 human straind bird flu virus protected.

Gitu le kan.

I don't know what is wrong with me. When i see something that give hope, no matter how false it is, my hand will be very itchy and i must get it.

Yesterday, while i was walking in Jaya Jusco Klang, with the intention of just window shopping and listing things to get next month (next month half bonus, yeahhh) i came across this swirling water tank. This water tank, with few drops of some aromatic oil supposedly clear the air, by sucking the bad air and ions, and with it swirling mechanism will emit clear clean air that will cleanse the body and soul and leaving a more hygienic air to breathe in the room.

And, also the plant base Air purifying concentrate, they call it, are environmentally safe and non toxic and it can kill germs, including the Bird Flu virus (HN51) (they write it in big bold red ink somemore)

The next thing I know, the water tank and the expensive Anti-Tobacco (what else) aromatic oil is now in my office.





Well, it kills germ, I must have it.

It said to eliminates tobacco odour, sterilizing, anti bacterial & anti-fungus, and most importantly it eliminated 99.9999 percent bacteria, viruses and fungi. That is almost as good as 100 percent.



sorry, my phone camera cannot zoom.


And apart of the H5N1 virus it also said to eliminates, disinfection and control of (to name a few):

Proprionibacterium acne,
salmonella cholerasius,
stapphlococus aureus,
rhinovirus,
influenza A,
Hong Kong straind,
poliovirus type 2, and
E. coli,



(basically i have no idea what these viruses mean, but it sounded scary. Well maybe for e.coli, salmonella and polio, because i remember reading it somewhere, in school maybe)

Not only that, it also disinfect the athlete’s foot fungus, infectious diseases, avian influenza virus the HN51.

But what more surprising it also disinfect the Herpes simplex type 1 and HIV type 1.

Hey, it disinfect HIV, what more can you ask for !!!!!!!!!!


i am not very sure if it does work or not, but i am having serious headache in the office, its either i am alergic to the aromatic oil, or it does have effect to the sinus because the headache seems to centre around the temple and nasal area. Maybe it is killing the sinus bacteria, and he bacteria is fighting back the clean air (either that, or i am alergic to fresh air)

Yeah, i am a sucker for over commercialization and drop dead marketing.

But, let say, just in case, i somehow later died of the Bird Flu Virus, i am giving permission to anyone reading my blog to sue the company silly. Make sure you sue them hell, and take every penny from them, and leave them nothing.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Soap and Convocation???

I really cannot go shopping. I am curse to not shop. I mean, I love shopping, its kind of a therapy for the lonely soul like me, but like all professional therapies it leave a big hole on your pocket. Usually I go shopping for clothes and item that I really need, whereas for most household items, I just leave it to my mom. She is better at budgeting and knows what to get for the house. I just make available the money for her to shop.

Yesterday, I was so bored, and I decided to go to tesco and buy something for the house. I asked mother what to buy, and he told me to buy some detergent and fabric softener. Well I did buy detergent and fabric softener, including some other items that create bubbles if mix with water and the bill finally amounted to RM154.

Hik hik

That is a lot of sabun I tell you. From shampoo, conditioner, 3 types of facial wash and a moisturizer , a half dozen of toothpaste, 3 types of detergent, 2 types of fabric softener (I need to get the “hanya setengah penutup sahaja mencukupi” too as well), body shampoo, body milk, body soap, hand soap, car shampoo, floor detergent and the list goes on and on.

And also 3 types of odour eliminator 2 for the office (they have new smell, morning rain, I must have that) and one for the car. I smoke so I need a lot of them.

Luckily mom did not ask me to buy things for the kitchen. I don’t know what I would buy.

Enough about detergent shopping. Lets look at some of the pictures of my student’s convocation. I love convocation, although usually we have to wait for almost 4 hours in the convocation hall. Especially if you are a student, in the period of 4 hours, your precious moment and fame only lasted for 30 second, after they called out your name and before they mention others.

But I love convocation, having gone to 3 convocations of my own, 1 for my undergrad and two postgrad convocations and numerous other convocations for the students. Looking at the faces of the joyful students and proud parents are just priceless. Especially if you are a lecturer and need to walk the red carpet for the academic’s procession and how everyone look at you with highest regard and respect as if you are some very important person in the higher institution (reallyyyy???) , and imagining how important your contribution in shaping the society and creating the future leader of the world (yeah, right) , it left you with a high spirited feeling and proud.

Or otherwise call, berangan tak sudah.

I like the feeling. So I rarely miss the opportunity to go to convocation. Just like a painter looking at his art, or a chef eating his own creation, this boys and girls are part of my work, well most of them yes, part of it, of course the the help of a other lecturers and admin staff too, but they are a part of my work.

And they serve nice kueh too.




this is the academician holding room where they served lunch and tea before the procession




this is a picture of tired people but happy



this is the place where parents and students have tea after the graduation. this is only small parts of it. they cater for almost 5000 thousand people maybe.



this is the gerai konvo, where a stem of roses will cost you RM15, and a small bouquet of flowers with 3 wilted roses, and orchid and 2 branch of daun pisang would easily reach RM80. Rich i tell you those capitalist entrepreneurs



This is the picture of the whole hall. Infront of me are the academician, i sit at the back so i can sleep. In front of them are the student, and the back of the students are the proud parents. On the top left are the choir. We are all standing up to sing Negara ku, the university's song and also to respect the prosession of the vice chancelor.

Its a small hall, barely fit all the students graduating, so just the lucky ones get to sit inside the hall or you have VIP fathers. They rest have to stay outside and watch from a big screen outside the hall.




that is my boss sitting before he had to stand up for 4 hours.


that is my boss standing for 4 hours and giving out empty certificate holders.


To get the certificate you have to go to the office and make sure they have paid all the hutangs.




that is my being bored and took pictures of myself. That is my colleague reading books.


this is me again, taking self aclaimed picture.


this is me again, looking like a bloated harry porter in robe,

feeling like i am the one getting the certificate.




Basically i took more pictures than the student.


hik


p/s: looking forward to throw away the squared mortar board, and start wearing a flatter rounded cap. Lamanya nak tunggu. InsyaAllah


Thursday, November 27, 2008

i can see rainbow! No.... rainbow don't go...

Hello, miss me?

I am now free as a bird. I feel so liberated now that the exam has ended. I have marked the papers, keyed in and validated the marks. Now I am waiting for the validation meeting to check and compare marks with the rest of the lecturers for different subjects. Mostly validation meetings are held to formally confirming the marks as a faculty's decision before it is brought to the discussion of the university’s board of director or otherwise called the senate meeting.

But it wasn’t an easy task. In one of the code, the paper was supposed to be marked by 3 lecturers. One of them flew to Australia to pursue her PhD right before the exam. The other markers is one of the very-very senior officer, i.e the vice dean who is always busy and on the run. Since the july-november semester is rather short, we were only given a very short time before the deadline to finish all the markings.

Before i continue, i want to introduce my nephew.



This is azmir, we call him amir. He likes talcum powder very much. He use it everywhere, on his face, the body, hands, leg, under the table, on the carpet, at the sofa. That is his picture before my mom (his grandma) found out and wallop him.

Hik.


this is one of the exam hall. Unlike other universities where they have exam building, we don’t. Each faculty have to be creative and try to find own ways to do the exam. Sometimes we wonder what is the function of the exam department, when the faculty has to do everything on its own.

This is actually a moot court where we rearrange the room and put table in it. Other than that, the exams are held all over the place. Smaller groups are very lucky because they get to do it in an airconditioned room, such as this one. A larger group, such as my students had to do it in the lounge or the dewan makan in the student dormitory, were it is hot and stuffy and you will feel hungry the entire course of exam because you can smell chicken being fried in the kitchen.

That is why this university is said to produce very strong graduate because they are always being tested, and they are being tested while they are being tested.




Understand?




The lecturers are also being tested all the time.




like for example....





Do you know what this is?


This is the last paper from the bunch of papers that I need to mark. It took me almost 11 days to mark all the papers. When you reach the last one you will feel so bliss you almost cry. And I did cry, because mind you I feel very tired marking the papers this semester since I am taking over the bunch from the other lecturer that managed to get away. Lucky bitch.



And when you finally finished the last paper you feel a rush of joy, and stars and sun suddenly appears out of nowhere and you feel like dancing and singing, and if its rain, you would just run out the field and sing a song from the sound of music.

Do a dear, a female dear

Re, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I called my self….

Bla bla bla.

You feel like rainbow suddenly come out of nowhere celebrating the gush of blood through your head and feel high. Somewhat like what drug addict gets when they take heroin I think. I swear on the way back home, I saw rainbow. I even took picture of it.



Lets take a closer look.




Do you see it? or i am going loco and imagining seeing a rainbow.



But, suddenly....



Not all movies, end up with happy ending. And you realised then, there isnt a pile of gold at the end of the rainbow, but a pile of dung.




Do you know what these are?



These are few (i wouldn't say a few) papers that i need to mark again, because one of the very-very senior person could not finish it.



While attending a train the trainer (tot) training (yes, i need to go to a 3 days training while marking my papers), i got an sms.



"can you continue marking on one of the question because i could not make it, i have another paper to mark"



I just said oke, because i thought how hard could it be. Only one isnt it.

But when i took the bundle from the exam strong room, it was actually one the most famous and easiest question of all. Meaning to say, everyone answered that question, meaning to say, i need to remarks the whole bundle of answer scripts.



Well again, i am not complaining, just sharing stories. It is better to be stressed because you have a job, rather than being stressed unemployed, and since this particular person have enough authority and can elevate my stress level to another stage, i just keep quiet and do my job.




Kacang putih lah...







So with a lots of packets of kacang putih, i continued marking and marking and marking, counting the overall marks, keyed in the marks, validated the marks, and now i am as free as a bird until early January when the new semester starts.



Well, it may sound stressful but a lecturer's work is actually is not stressful at all. We are only busy at the early and at the end week of each semester. while the rest of the 4 months period we are basically talking and making sure the students get hell and sore ass and being a pain in the neck to the student and get paid for it. But of course there is also research that you need to do and some reading just to make sure that you know a little bit more from the students.



If you are lazy, but you have the credentials, and wanted something easy, be a lecturer. Trust me, i am one of them.

the one with credentials, not lazy oke!





anyway, the day i finished all the works, i called Za and Raz and we went to celebrate. We had steamboat for dinner last night.



This is the cheapest steamboat restaurant you will ever find. Only RM19.90 per person, this Flaming Restaurant in Sunway Pyramid served the best affordable steamboat in town. Do not expect lobsters and soft shell crab, but they have almost everything.

And they a lots of dessert too, like ice cream, those marshmellow dipped in chocolate sauce, ice kacang and bottomless drinks.

I just love buffet. Although you know, buffet keep you closer to the heart doctors, but because it is cheap and since you can eat like a cow, you dont really mind about heart attack. Really...

Anyway, it is a steamboat dinner, it is supposed to be healthy.





This is the TOT training session.

As usual, the rule stay, sit as far as possible from the trainer so he won't ask you question or ask you to participate in the activity.

hik.

The one standing is the trainer.
the fat one looking rather bored is me.



These are some of the pictures of the porridge i cook last week while having flu. Since mom was not around that time and since a friend of mine was also sick, so i cook some porridge and fried some anchovies, shallots and grounded some black peppers.

Nice.

Just put 1 cup of rice, and 6 cups of water. Bring it to boil, put some coconut milk, and throws in some slice ginger and simmer it until the rice all lembik already. Put in some salt to taste. Eat with fried anchovies and what ever lah you have in the fridge.

Of course, i went down to buy Nasik Goreng Kampung a couple of hours later.

I am sick, not on a diet.


This is a picture of a half day round table discussion with the Ministry of Youth and Sports which i attended while busy invigilating exams and marking papers to discuss the political issues among youth. That is the life of a public servant, you have to make time when duty call. The discussion focuses a lot on the voting trend in the last election, where one of the reason said for the very interesting election result was because of the youth voting.

They are easily manipulated, they like shiny things, and they like drama and excitement, but they don't really care about politics.

sad.

But, then again it is a good thing because it shows our political thinking are getting more mature each day, and the political partisans are getting bigger, which is good for democracy, as long as they know what they are doing and where they are heading.

I was not intrigue so much on the discussion, but rather was looking forward for what will be served for lunch.



Oke that is about it, for today.

daaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.