Thursday, August 6, 2009

xBlog® The 9Th Methodist Convention - "Spreading Scriptural Holiness, Transforming The Nation" (Talk 2) - Part 7

xBlog® The 9Th Methodist Convention - "Spreading Scriptural Holiness, Transforming The Nation" (Talk 2) - Part 7


The 9Th Methodist Convention - "Spreading Scriptural Holiness, Transforming The Nation" (Talk 2) - Part 7

Posted: 06 Aug 2009 05:00 AM PDT


Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong further elaborated the reasons as to why Christians have been reluctant to get involved in politics. "Modernists and conservatists differ in their perceptions of the duty of Christians. As a consequence, a lot of Christians have forgetten about influencing the society," Bishop concluded.


Social reform and gospel spreading are equally important. In Malaysia, there is now a rising awareness of the importance of political involvement. "But as Christians, we should never neglect to spread gospel," Bishop reminded the audience.


Knowing the rising concern, we have got to be very sure as to why we should be concerned.


"Firstly, salvation includes all of life. Secondly, Christians are salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16). Thirdly, concepts like democracy, human rights and freedom are rooted in the gospel of Christ," Bishop explained.
The Masland Methodist Church at twilight. The church shall hold a dedication service on August 16 to give glorification to God for the extension project. Photo: David Ling


At A Friends Place

Posted: 06 Aug 2009 04:26 AM PDT

The world That I see


Umno members gather in support of MACC, police - Malaysia News

Posted: 06 Aug 2009 03:56 AM PDT



Seals: Where is the water gun and tear gas? If BN says MACC should investigate, why they did not investigate Khir Toyo?

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The world That I see


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Gov't mulls China-style Internet censorship

Posted: 06 Aug 2009 02:32 AM PDT

The government is considering imposing an Internet filter to block "undesirable" websites, on the grounds of maintaining racial harmony in the multicultural nation, a senior official said.The move was quickly condemned by the opposition which described it as a "horror of horrors" that would destroy the relative freedom of the Internet in Malaysia, where the mainstream press is tightly controlled

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/110048

seals: Showing how desperate BN is?
The world That I see


YOU'VE GOT TO BE JOKING, DATUK SERI RAIS YATIM!

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 11:00 PM PDT

I read with interest the following report from THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER. It seems that certain quarters in this country think that they have the technology and know-how to succeed in an area where big nations such as China have failed! Amazing...only in Bolehland! Don't forget - some may get to tour nations!!! Wow - new ways to use tax payers' money!! Read more ...

Despite a guarantee of no censorship in Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim's ministry is evaluating the feasibility of putting an Internet filter blocking "undesirable websites" — similar to China's aborted "Green Dam" software.

The study is to be completed by this December and the results will be handed to a shadowy unit monitoring blogs and websites although the decision on implementation will lie with the National Security Council headed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Critics say any move to filter the Internet is against the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Bill of Guarantees apart from being largely ineffective as most Internet surfers can circumvent filters through proxy servers.

"It is a waste of time," Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran, chief executive officer of Internet security firm Hack in the Box, told The Malaysian Insider.

But the Information, Communication and Culture Ministry has conducted a tender exercise calling for companies to put proposals to assist the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) evaluate an Internet filter.

The move comes on the back of proposals to register bloggers, most of whom are said to be anti-government, and the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition parties to have a larger Internet presence.

According to tender documents seen by The Malaysian Insider, the tenderer is:

• to evaluate the readiness and feasibility for the implementation of Internet filter at Internet gateway level, through assessments on the existing infrastructure and existing products in the market.

• to evaluate and estimate costs for the implementation.

• to study the existing legal framework in addressing content filtering and no censorship issue, including the impacts that are caused by the implementation to Internet users and the Malaysian economy.

The successful tenderer is also to visit Internet services providers (ISPs) and question them on various issues apart from studying countries which have some form of Internet filters to study the suitability for the Malaysian environment.

Among the recommended countries are India, Pakistan, Australia and Hong Kong. It is not known whether these countries use filters or what they are filtering.

Rais himself said last May that the proposal by some quarters for bloggers in Malaysia to be registered required in-depth study.

"The idea is good, but we have to see it from the legal aspects and from the aspect of freedom of Internet use. We have to see whether registering bloggers is in line with the provisions of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. We should not be hasty in implementing the proposal," said the veteran minister.

But the move to filter blogs and websites is another matter altogether, Dhillon said.

"Filtering is 1990s technology and nobody is doing it anymore. Content-based filtering is so out of date that anybody can circumvent it easily using proxy servers," he said, adding "even my mother can do it, it is not difficult."

He pointed out that the government can implement the filter system and provide some short-term impact to those seeking to go to "undesirable" sites but "human nature is such it can find a way around it."

"The government is wasting money and just playing catch-up," Dhillon said.

He also pointed out that filtering content is censorship and goes against the MSC Bill of Guarantees Article 7 that reads "Ensure no Internet censorship".

"No matter how they want to word it, it is semantics, any move to tell us where we can go, what we can read is censorship no matter how they justify it," Dhillon added.

China controversially planned to install the "Green Dam Youth Escort" Internet filtering software on all computers but delayed implementation last July 1 although officials said it was only "a matter of time" until the software was installed.

In a notification to all users, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said: "In order to build a green, healthy, and harmonious online environment, and to avoid the effects on and the poisoning of our youth's minds by harmful information on the Internet, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Civilisation Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and Ministry of Finance, in accordance with the Government Procurement Law, have used CPC financial capital to purchase one-year exclusive rights to use 'Green Dam Youth Escort' Green Online Filtering Software (hereinafter referred to as 'Green Dam Youth Escort') along with related services so that the whole society may use it free of charge. After comprehensive testing and pilot use, the software has been shown to effectively filter harmful content in text and graphics on the Internet and has already satisfied the conditions for pre-installation by computer manufacturers."

But the country's Internet users mounted a vociferous campaign against the policy that led to the MIIT delaying using the filter which officials claim will help to curb access to pornography, particularly by younger users.

Internet users say the image and keyword filter blocks pornographic, violent and politically sensitive content and monitors behaviour and fear it will be used to curb access to information and keep track of users.

Green Dam has also come under fire for exposing users to security breaches, with experts warning it could easily be hacked, and a US-based software firm is threatening to sue the Chinese developers for copyright infringement.

Industry bodies, the US government and others had also called on China to abandon the project.


My Value

Posted: 06 Aug 2009 01:29 AM PDT


Is this my value? If I can sell than can buy full set paintball equipment and the high end marker.


Certain 'community' must not be too arrogant in PR led government.

Posted: 06 Aug 2009 12:40 AM PDT

That was what I have in my mind now after a few visit in Penang and Perak.

On that 'visits' I've interviewed about 50 personalities.

They said the arrogants of certain community could led to the downfall of PR led governments(Perak must be a good example).

I just want to take my point noted to the PR leaders..if the supporters behave(dont practice kiasu) like what 'the other' supporters does when they are in power...then we are dooms.

So lets not to be too arrogant as we never have been in power before.

The most important thing we must ALWAYS remember who are the majority in Malaysia i.e. the MUSLIMS


One Malaysia; People First

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 09:54 PM PDT

People first? Read HERE. One reason why I don't subscribe to 1 Malaysia which is just a slogan.


TELL ME WHY, TELL ME WHY...MACC

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 08:45 PM PDT

Life is a mystery. Malaysia is a land of mystery, filled with fables, myths, legends and legendary 'monsters'. MACC, the centre of many mysteries, must explain and solve the many 'mysteries' that evolve around this 'reputable' and 'famous' organization that has achieved recognition of a different sort, not just in this country, but also in the region.

And why do I say that?

I read, with raised eyebrows, the latest report from Malaysiakini on the inquest at THIS LINK.

As a concerned citizen, I humbly request for pertinent answers to the following questions:

1. It was revealed during the inquest this morning that the visitors' log book had no entries for months. Secondly, the security quard 'admitted to not updating the book on a regular basis'.

Questions:

a) What is the purpose of having a security guard at the MACC building?

b) What are the job functions of a security guard at the MACC?

c) Who is in charge of monitoring the performance of security guards? Why didn't this member of the highly 'esteemed' organization ensure that records are up to date and that all concerned maintain a tight security around the building?

d) Why is it that the MACC had a close circuit television in the lobby but not in the interrogation rooms?

Please read THE STAR's report of the case AT THIS LINK. (Please note that I am NOT promoting THE STAR but am only mentioning it for documentary purposes.)

e) Knowing full well that Teoh Beng Hock was questioned for so many hours, why didn't the Chemistry Department do an adrenaline test?

The following excerpt from Malaysiakini might interest you:

Gobind also asked Zaraiha on the adrenalin content level in Teoh.

Zaraiha agreed that there was a possibility of high adrenalin content if a person was about to fall off or pushed from a high place

However she said that she did not do an adrenalin test on Teoh.

"Adrenalin is not a type of common drug. It is produced naturally in the body," she said.

Gobind: If police asked for the test?

Zaraiha: Toxicology test does not include adrenalin test.
For a more detailed summary of the inquest, please go to YB Lim Kit Siang's blog at THIS LINK where it is recorded that the "chemist agrees that (the) adrenaline level (is) high if deceased (is) under stress. She did not do adrenaline test."

And why not???? Tell me why, tell me why...Tell us why!!!!!!

For more information on the significance of adrenaline in blood samples, please CLICK THIS LINK that will lead you to DUKE UNIVERSITY. Thanks.

Latest update from Malaysiakini @ 2.02 p.m.:

The AG Chambers also submitted several items as evidence today, including Teoh's blood-stained trousers, the broken straps of his watch, a neck chain and screws taken from the scene.

Questioned over broken window lock

A new witness, Saiful Fazamil Mohd Ali, 34, from the forensic division of the Chemist Department, was asked to match these items to Teoh.

Teoh's blood-stained trousers was also shown in court when it was tendered as evidence.

Saiful also said that the part of a window lock found near Teoh's body was similar to the ones attached to the windows at the 14th floor, the floor where Teoh was questioned by the MACC.

However he was unable to confirm if the broken portion was actually from the 14th floor.

When pushed by Gobind, Saiful said: "I went to the scene not to investigate but to understand the scene".

f) THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER reported at THIS LINK that the last man to see Teoh left the building at 6.10a.m.

How can it be possible that NO ONE saw Teoh after that between 6.10 a.m. and the time when his body was discovered?

The following excerpt from THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER is also another case for the x-files.

Security guard Abd Rahman Rahim, who was manning the lobby floor counter the same day Teoh's body was found dead sprawled on a fifth floor balcony of the building, was the last witness. He had successfully identified two out of three men snapped as they were leaving the building from a series of CCTV photographs as MACC officers.

He recognised the third officer, who was later revealed to be the deputy director of the Selangor MACC and even named the first officer, whom he knew casually, as "Ashraf".

Unfortunately, he failed to recognise the second man when shown a photo-exhibit listed as Photo 34, whom Tan claimed to be the last MACC officer to see Teoh alive.
Who was that man in Photo 34? How did he get into MACC? Who knows his identity and what was he doing there? Did the other two officers reveal the identity of that person? Do MACC men wear identity tags? If they do, a close-up of the CCTV shot of the trio should be able to reveal his identity.

2. It seems that MACC officers are quite 'efficient' and moving faster than quicksilver in zeroing on certain quarters e.g. DAP assemblymen and the latest being PKR assemblywoman Rodziah Ismail. Malaysians have expressed their deep concern as to how MACC officials are suffering from SEVERE INERTIA in questioning former MB Khir Toyo has not been questioned at all regarding the wonderful means by which he acquired his palatial home.

Why is there is disparity in the speed of investigations?

It seems that the bias selection of cases is as unpredictable as the British weather - erratic, inconsistent, fickle with mercurial twists in rationale as well!

Interestingly, THE STAR at THIS LINK reported that MACC deputy chief Commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed said, "I appeal to the media to cooperate with us for the betterment of fighting corruption."

I applaud your appeal to the media but could you also please listen to the rakyat and address the many discrepancies in the way investigations are being carried out since you have publicly declared your intent in fighting corruption?

Until then, it seems that many of us are trying to find answers to far too many questions that should not be asked in the first place!!!

In the mean time, the answers are somewhere out there....

A good accompaniment to this post is the theme song from THE X-FILES. Click to enjoy the music as you mull over the many mysteries that keep unfolding before us...only in Bolehland!!!


Exclusive italian dining table

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 06:35 PM PDT

I talked about how hard to buy a home in a few posts back. Being me, I started surfing the internet for furniture and home decorations. What is the use of having a house without nice furniture to complement the house right? I flipped a few pages and searching for nice home decorations, looking for living room furniture and dining tables randomly until I saw an exquisite italian dining table. That really caught my eye.

italian dinner table

What I like the most about the Italian dining table set is the fact that it is made from wood. Although the dining table set is made from wood, it doesn't look like an old fashioned dining table set, yet so elegant! The table looks more than enough for a family and it should be sufficient in case you're having a special dinner with relatives. Modern dining table usually made from glass and steel and that doesn't really suit my taste. For me, the dining room should be as natural and harmony as much as it can be, just like the bed room. I want to enjoy your time with my loved ones and by having wooden furniture around the room will definitely give me that feel.

The Italian dining table came with modern dining chairs that really fit the table. From what I read on the site, you can place 8 dining chairs at the dining table. Can you imagine how big the dining table is now? Apart from that, you have the option to buy buffet and vetrine to complete your Italian dining table set. Both buffet and vetrine are made from wood and they were designed to match the dining table set. With them, you can place your extra food or dessert on separate place, so that you can clear up some space on the table to get some extra room for your main dishes.

I certainly love this Italian dining table. Now it's time to save some money to buy them. It's quite expensive and for me, it's really worth the money and my satisfaction!


Muslim groups threaten more violence against Christians in Pakistan

Posted: 06 Aug 2009 12:10 AM PDT

Guess all the concerns about the killing of Christians, sympathy and the bullshit about I too are a minority are hot air, just plain hot air to placate international outrage. All their spin in the Paki's mainstream media. Do they really care?

Pakistan (International Christian Concern) - Several Muslim groups met in Gojra, Pakistan, today to hold a press conference calling on the government to exonerate religious leaders accused of inciting the anti-Christian attacks that occurred this past weekend. In addition, they threatened to hang the Christian whose alleged blasphemy sparked the violence.

Muslim groups Jamiyat Islami Gojra (a religious group) and Anjman-e-Tajran (a trade union) initially condemned last weekend's violence in their statements. However, they quickly reversed course by calling for the release of Ulma and the other clerics named in the official police report. They further contradicted their initial statement by threatening to hang Talib Masih and others accused of blasphemy in the Gojra bazaar if the government had not arrested him by August 10. In full here...

More shit on Pakistan here...

Yesterday's news in Pakistan: LAHORE: A factory owner and two others were killed along Muridke-Sheikhupura Road when factory workers attacked them for allegedly desecrating the holy Quran, reported a private TV channel on Tuesday.

One private TV channel said the owner and the other two were killed over the factory administration's failure to pay workers, but another private channel reported the attack was prompted by an allegation that the factory owner – identified only as Najeebullah – had desecrated the holy Quran. Read it all here in the Daily Times of Pakistan


Double standards and the slide of Great Britain into the dumps

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 03:38 PM PDT

Saudi Imam who called Jews "scum, rats, pigs, monkeys" speaks in London -- Geert Wilders still barred.

Sermon in Whitechapel on Tuesday 4 August

London - 4 August 2009

Despite his sectarian, racist incitements that Jews are "scum...rats...pigs and monkeys," the chief cleric of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Sheikh Abdul Rahman al Sudais, has been welcomed and invited to preach at the East London mosque in Whitechapel tonight, Tuesday evening, 4 August 2009.

Al-Sudais, who has close ties to the Saudi elite, has also insulted Christians and Hindus, referring disparagingly to Christians as "cross-worshippers" and Hindus as "idol worshippers". He has been banned from Canada for his anti-Semitism. The chairman of the East London mosque is Muhammad Abdul Bari. He is also the leader of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB).

Although the MCB has condemned anti-Semitism, it has previously declined to criticise the anti-Semitism of al-Sudais and has continued to support him despite his anti-Jewish tirade. Peter Tatchell's campaigns in full...


District 9

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Peter Jackson, the director of Lord of the rings trilogy is back with his new movie District 9. This is a pretty movie judging from the trailer. The Plot : An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology. Check [...]

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CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important that the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.
- Charles W. Swindoll

• Do you struggle with feeling good about yourself?
• Do you spend time and energy regretting the past and worrying about the future?
• Do you believe you can never really be happy and successful?

You can feel better and live a happier more satisfied life, no matter what your circumstances. When you become aware of your current attitude and understand how your thoughts fuel it you then have the opportunity to consciously choose new thoughts that result in transforming your feelings and your life.
By following the specific technique outlined below you can learn to be the creative force in your life, rather than just reacting to life's circumstances.

How Do We Know? We have transformed our lives by using the Awareness-Choice-Change Model and have coached thousands of others to live happier more satisfying lives by changing their attitude to change their lives.

• Awareness - waking up to your thoughts, feelings and behaviors that you want to change.
• Choice - consciously choosing the thoughts you think.
• Change - altering your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Awareness describes a state of consciousness in which you are alert, awake and conscious of your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. If you want to change your attitude – it is necessary to be aware of your thoughts and feelings.

When you notice that your habitual self-talk is judgmental about what you say and do; or critical regarding what you should have said or what you didn't do then you are on your way to upgrading the software of your mind – your thoughts and ultimately your experience.

Choice is the act of making a decision. To consciously choose the thoughts that support a positive attitude, healthy self esteem, confidence and well-being you must be aware of both your thoughts and feelings that detract from your feeling good.

With this awareness you will notice when you are thinking thoughts that undermine your self esteem and happiness as well as be aware of the thoughts that boost your self esteem and well-being. A powerful question to consider in order to choose the thoughts that promote feelings of happiness is:
What do I want in this situation?

Whenever you notice you are being critical and judgmental of yourself you can make the choice to strengthen your brain pathways that affirms your positive self.

Change is where the rubber meets the road, where you put into practice the choices you have made, transforming your thoughts, attitude and feelings about yourself so you embody positive self esteem, confidence and happiness.

This does not mean there won't be times when you are confronted with your fears of failure or success, or that you won't, on occasion, question your ability. What it does mean is that as soon as you notice you are feeling less than or not enough you will:

1. Be awake to your feelings.
2. Identify the thoughts that result in your feelings of low self esteem and negative attitude.
3. Shift your attention to thoughts supporting your ever deepening experience of positive self esteem and happiness.

When you notice that your habitual self-talk is judgmental about what you say and do; or critical regarding what you should have said or what you didn't do, then you are on your way to upgrading the software of your mind – your thoughts, your attitude and ultimately your experience.
By changing what you are thinking and doing you are automatically giving your brain a message that says, I am person who is in control of my life. I choose to change my attitude and change my life!
You can look at the present moment and view it with distaste, resistance and dissatisfaction or can use it as a gateway to make a different choice.

Self-Esteem-Experts.com offers the information, exercises, worksheets and expert coaching for you to implement the Awareness-Choice-Change Model. See The Self Esteem Experts Lesson Plan /a> for more information.

Author's Bio
First and foremost, Joan Breiner & Susyn Reeve have transformed their lives by using the tools and techniques presented on their website http://www.Self-Esteem-Experts.com.

They know that maintaining a positive attitude starts with making a conscious choice and then knowing what to do to shift your thinking.

The information, exercises, worksheets and Daily Inspirations on their site is designed to support you in developing and maintaining a positive attitude no matter what is going on in your life.

They have a wealth of experience starting with Masters Degrees in Counseling and Education and over 35 years of experience as SelfDevelopment & Training professionals.They have designed training curriculum, written books, taught in schools,universities, Fortune 500 corporations and have been featured on radio and TV.

Additionally, they are entrepreneurs. They co-founded www.CelebrateAHero.com. A website to help you celebrate the special people in your life by making personalized gift books. Great for retirements, birthdays, anniversaries or anytime you want to honor someone for being special.

Susyn is the co-creator of www.WithForgiveness.com, a site offering the information, tools and resources to embody, express and experience unconditional love, compassion and kindness through the practice of forgiveness.


508

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 07:37 AM PDT

My foray into the world of blogging started with a post titled 'To boldly go...' on February 13th 2007 at 12.50pm. I never thought my blogging experience would last for a week, let alone this long. Back then, the only reason I started blogging was to really see what was so big a deal about blogging.

And now, here I am with my 508th post. I was actually planning to write this post when I hit post number 500 but with work and other stuff happening in my life, I totally forgot about it. To say that I'm addicted to blogging would be putting it mildly. Ever since that fateful day when I put my thoughts, heart and soul out on the blogsphere, there really was no turning back.

I don't think I could go a day without at least peeking into my blog and doing a little blog hopping no matter how busy I am. In fact if you took away my access to blogging, I'd scream bloody murder. This coming from a guy who once thought bloggers were a bunch of nutcases. I take back every single negative comment I made about bloggers back then.

To say that I enjoy blogging is an understatement. I never realized that I actually enjoy writing about my personal experiences and the things I see out there. In fact I never realize I could even write ... LOL! I used to hate writing essays in school and was never good at story telling, not that I am any good these days, mind you. Half the time I'm just rambling on and on and on and on and on ... see, I told you ... hahaha!

But blogging has changed my life in more ways than one, that much I cannot deny. The many bloggers I've come to know so well through their blogs is astonishing. I think I know a lot more about my blogging friends than I do about the friends I have in my real life. People tend to be a lot more expressive in their writings than they would in real life, I guess. I know I'm like that. I don't talk about my experiences in real life as much as I do in my blog.

I think my blog too has come a long way since that first post years ago that only consisted of a mere 25 words! Yes, 25 words, from me, the one whom these days cannot write a post less than 500 words. Yes, I tend to be long winded with my post at times (ok, all the time!) and it's been said that you'd be better off arming yourself with a bowl of instant noodles and a hot steaming mug of coffee before you even attempt to read my post ... LOL!

But then, you can't really blame me, can you? I'm passionate about the things I write. I think I've broached on just about every subject that I could think off, from my often times supernatural short childhood stint in this little seaside town called Port Dickson, to my best friends, about my bungling tales with wifey, my fight with a squirrel right up to things I feel strongly about. I only hope I haven't bored you guys to death with my tales.

I've come to like blogging so much that over time I created 3 more blogs. Yes, yes, I know I'm a little crazy in the grey matter department but what to do, blogging is like a drug, once you become addicted, you can't kick the habit :D I even convinced my best buddy to start a blog of his own. I can still remember his look and his words when I told him I have a blog ...

'What? You have a blog? You, the guy who makes fun of bloggers, have your own blog? Are you nuts?'

... or something closely along those lines ... hehehe ... Well, suffice to say my convincing was pretty good that he now has a blog of his own :D So buddy of mine, you're taking back those words now, right?

I really don't know if I'll be blogging forever but as of right now, the fire and passion to blog is still pretty strong. Of course I intend to blog till the day I take my last breath but with me, you can never say. My good buddy can probably tell you I have the worlds shortest attention span and to actually be blogging for this long is already a feat for the record books for me. Normally I get fed up of things pretty fast.

But somehow, for the life of me I don't think I'll ever give up blogging, well unless the authorities come and take me away for the numerous times I've spoken my mind about our supposedly 'learned and intelligent' leaders :D Other than that, I can see myself years from now, lazing in a hammock somewhere in the country side by a nice serene calm lake front with nature surrounding me, a laptop on my urrrmmm fat belly, a jug of lemonade on some cardboard moving boxes, happily blogging away till the cows come home, or at least until wifey screams at me to come in ... LOL!

Anyways, before I sign off for the night, I'd like to thank all of you, my old and new blog buddies for even taking the time to read my often times nonsensical posts and if it wasn't for you guys dropping by so often, I'd have probably given up blogging ages ago.

One final thing before I really log off. I just can't resist posting a picture of Pebbles asleep with her new teddy bear stuffed toy given to her by wifey which has been named Mac Taylor by us :D And Pebbles is pretty possessive with Mac Taylor so much so that she's nicely hanging on to it even in her sleep :D Isn't she just adorable?


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Wajibkan Penggunaan/Pemakaian Face Mask Untuk Semua Rakyat Malaysia

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 09:11 AM PDT


Salam to all & good day,
Dari hari ke hari, kita boleh lihat dan dengar nyawa demi nyawa melayang akibat serangan Influenza A ( H1N1 ), kalau nak di ikutkan, dengan terluasnya penyebaran virus ini dari hari ke hari, kita boleh melihat ia bergerak dengan begitu pantas sekali buat masa ni, cukup menakutkan sekali jika ia terkena pada kita, tapi tu semua boleh dikirakan nasib, kalau kita dijangkiti virus ni, tapi kita sebagai manusia harus pandai memilih langkah-langkah penecegahan dan cara untuk mengatasi dari pada dijangkiti virus Influenza ni.

Aku tgk banyak tempat juga sudah mula mengambil langkah-langkah pencegahan ni, lebih-lebih lagi di hospital-hospital kerajaan mahupun swasta, ramai sudah mula menggunakan topeng penafasan ataupun face mask ni sebagai langkah pencegahan awal daripada dijangkiti virus yg boleh membawa maut ni,tp aku heran juga kenapa masih ramai lg yang masih berdegil mahu ketempat-tempat sesak untuk menempelkan muka seperti pusat-pusat membeli belah, pasaraya, ataupun tempat-tempat perlancongan,secara am nya tempat-tempat tumpuan ramai, disitu besar kemungkinan kita boleh menyebarkan atau dijangkiti,sungguh bahaya sekali.

Walaupun ditv dan radio setiap hari bertempik dan memberitahu kita supaya berwaspada, tapi kita masih berdegil, adakah kita org malaysia ni semuanya degil-degil belaka?? tak mahu dengar cakap org lain?? atau sengaja nak cari maut??, cuba renungkan sejenak, kalau seorg daripada anda sudah terkena jangkitan ini, maka anda sudah mula menyusahkan org lain, yg paling teruk keluarga dan sahabat andai anda juga tidak terlepas daripada dijangkiti virus tersebut, kesiankan, kita tak tahu menahu, tetiba kita pula dah terkena, adil ke macam tu, kalau dah tau demam, dah tau ada selsema tu, cepat-cepatlah pergi berjumpa doktor untuk mendapatkan rawatan, tapi ada juga manusia kat muka bumi ni masih degil, ambil mudah dengan apa juga yg mereka alami, itu yg harus diubah sikap tersebut.

Macam kes kematian pertama di melaka akibat virus Influenza ni, dia demam hampir 10 hari, baru nk ke hospital, sedangkan kita boleh tahu itu bukan demam biasa, tapi masih lagi berdegil, takut sangat nak dapatkan rawatan, akhirnya maut yg menanti, siapa yg susah, keluarga dia juga yang susah, siapa yg susah?? kita juga, sebab virus tu mungkin dah mula menular kepada org ramai, itu yg bahaya, seorg dh kene, besar kemungkinan semua org boleh dijangkiti juga, jika kuarintin yg dilakukan dianggap sebagai salah satu perkara yg remeh, ni dh kuarintin kat rumah, agar dia tak boleh keluar, tapi dalam tempoh kuarintin tu juga dia boleh pergi shopping, boleh hadiri kenduri dan mcm2 lagi la, sakit hatikan!.

Virus ni garenti boleh membawa maut kalau manusia kat muka bumi ni tak pandai berfikir dan mangambil tindakkan pencegahan awal, dah tahu sakit jangan berdiam diri, jangan jadi bodoh, sebab sakit tu boleh diubati, kalau tak mati la lu, sebab degil punya pasal, dah sakit duduk rumah bukannya merayau tak tentu hala tujuan, sebab kalau nak merayau pun biarlah time kita sihat dan sempurna.

Sekarang fask mask atau topeng penafasan ni macam goreng pisang panas kat kedai-kedai ubat ataupun farmasi-farmasi, sebab ramai yg nak menggunakan nya, ada juga otak manusia-manusia kat malaysia ni, ada yg takut dijangkiti dan ada juga yg ikut suka hati, tak heran pun, sebab diorg anggap mudah pasal benda-benda macam ni, tu yg bahayanya, Aku nak suggest kan satu benda kat kerajaan malaysia, khususnya pada kementerian kesihatan malaysia, agar semua org ramai yg keluar rumah sahaja dan diwajibkan untuk menggunakan face mask ni, sebab keadaan sekarang ni dah tak terkawal, semua org dh mula takut, tp yg ada otak la, yg tak ada otak tu masih lagi anggap takde benda, anggap pekarang enteng je.

Wajibnya gunakan face mask ni biarlah berterusan sehingga keadaan benar-benar terkawal, baru kita boleh hentikan penggunaan face mask ni, macam zaman darurat dulu la, siapa keluar rumah dari tempoh masa yg ditetapkan dia boleh ditangkap ataupun ditembak, tapi bagi kes mcm ni jgn le kita tembak, mungkin tangkap org2 yg tak gunakan face mask ni, ataupun denda diorg agar mereka sedar betapa pentingnya kesihatan kepada semua org ramai, pemewajiban penggunaan face mask ni harus diteruskan bagi membendung daripada virus ini terus menular dan membahayakan kepada org ramai, kerjasama org ramai penting untuk memastikan keselamatan kita semua terjamin, itu adalah salah satu langkah pencegahan di bahagian pemulaan.

Di fasa kedua, kepada org ramai yg suka makan di shopping-shopping complex ataupun di kedai-kedai makan, diorg semua dinasihatkan supaya bungkus ataupun tapau makan mereka dan bawa balik untuk dimakan, jgn nak bertenggek kat kedai kopi tu sampai berjam-jam, lagi lama kat kedai makan tu, lagi tinggi potensi jangkitan virus ni daripada merebak dan berjangkit pada anda semua, kedai-kedai makan masih lagi boleh beroperasi seperti biasa, tapi tidak dibenarkan sesiapa makan dikedai mereka, hanya boleh bungkus sahaja dan dibawa pulang, kerusi meja dikedai pun harus di seal, agar tiada siapa pun boleh makan dikedai tersebut.

Idea-idea mcm ni just sebagai salah satu langkah untuk membendung virus ini daripada terus menular kepada org ramai, langkah-langkah pencegahan daripada peringkat bawah harus kita jalankan dan berikan kerjasama antara satu sama lain, agar semua org senang dan tidak pula menyusahkan org lain, memang agak sukar nak laksanakan benda-benda macam ni, tapi kalau kita mampu lakukan, itu adalah perkara yg terbaik dalam hidup kita, jangan sampai kita menyesal kemudian hari, sampai ar mata darah sekali pun nanti dah terlambat dan tak berguna, masa tu baru kita rasa menyesal sangat-sangat.

Bagi aku org ramai masih lagi ada akal fikiran, fikir lah mana yg baik dan buruknya dalam kehidupan kita ni, kalau pilih jalan putih kita selamat, tapi kalau jalan hitam, kita yg akan binasa nanti, yakin kita boleh tempuhi dugaan ini dengan penuh keyakinan dan penuh tanggungjawap bersama, jgn fikir diri sendiri, fikir juga org di sekeliling kita, pastikan kita boleh lakukan, yakin boleh dan malaysia BOLEH!!!!



The Proposal

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 09:00 AM PDT


One Word: It's a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L movie

It's a love comedy movie which portrays the beautiful scenes in Rockport, Massachusetts. I do plan to go there for a vacation in the future and who knows.. I might bring a wife back. Lol. This movie is about this couple (Sarah "Bulldog" and Ryan Reynolds who acted in National Lampoon) who fell in love with each other after going through the process of a 'fake' proposal, engagement and nearly wedding.

The movie also taught people the meaning of true love. You may not know whether you're experiencing it unless you lost the love of your life. Small and unimportant things that someone do like getting you medicine when you're sick, being there when you needed, chatting with each other might just spark the flame of love.

Apart from that, I was laughing so much because it was really funny too.. it just tickles me. How could you not laugh when you have an exotic dancer called Ramone and a cheeky 89 years old grandma! And.. not missing the part where Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds appeared nude. *It's censored though*

Anyway, it's a great movie! and I shall rate it 8.5/10!

*P.S.
I'm really scared to death because the H1N1 pandemic which already caused 12th deaths in Malaysia and 3 of them are from Malacca. Damn.. We're dooomed!!!


Membawa diri

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 09:22 AM PDT


Bye,bye everyone, my beloved readers. I know you are going to miss me for these few days. I'm out from blogging world for a while ONLY (3 days) starting tomorrow. I'm joining my class trip to Tasik Banding at Lembah Belum, Perak.

Doing nothing, just want to loosen up a bit, after struggled too much works in campus. He he he. I guess it's good for me to rest and have a little fun.

Bye...see you again. I'll upload the picture in my photoblog later.

Muaxxx,
Love,
DeePo.


Our Lake Club Rendezvous...Simply Awesome!

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 07:50 PM PDT

Thank you to the ever darling Puteri Kama and Pak Abu for hosting a great dinner. It has been a very long time since we stepped into the Lake Club area.

We just couldn't contain our happiness in meeting our very formidable cheerful hosts and.....screaming in our hearts, meeting the famous very kindhearted evergreen guests of honour from London...Kak Teh and AG.

We had one of the nicest dinner outing ever. I felt terribly sad when it was time to go home. Thank you so much. We had a colossal and an unforgettable night out.

Thank You Everyone! Hope to meet you guys someday again..

Enjoy this forever enchanting song...One Day In Your Life.

Smiling Happily

Backrow from left: Raden Galoh, Tireless Mom, Kay Leeda, Puteri Kama, Kak Teh, Me,
Front row from left: Cat-in-Sydney, Elviza

Dancing away

Poco-poco dancers

With Tireless Mom

Bubbly Kay Leeda and I

Happy ladies posing for the camera

Happy gentlemen too

Dato' Jaflam and Dato' Sakmongkol AK47

With TM's Hubby; Shah

All the great men

Dato' suka bergambar...hehehe


Not A Must For Disabled To Register - starmetro

Posted: 05 Aug 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Tuesday August 4, 2009

Chew: Not a must to register

By NG CHENG YEE


THE Government has no plans to make registration with the Welfare Department compulsory for disabled people, Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said.

She said this was because persons with disabilities must be given informed choice.

"As of March 2009, 256,364 disabled people were registered with the department and the actual figure is expected to be significantly higher," she said at the National Advocacy and Awareness Disability Campaign in Petaling Jaya recently.

However, she said, it was necessary to create awareness among persons with disabilities and their families on the importance of registration and to encourage them to register themselves.

"Persons with disabilities encounter a myriad of physical and social barriers and challenges that impede their participation in society. The society's attitude, prejudices, beliefs and ignorance create obstacles to inclusion," she said.

She said the lack of accommodation in employment, education and transportation also presented a serious challenge.

"As a result, persons with disabilities often do not have access to the same opportunities as others, have higher rates of unemployment, live in poverty and are more likely to be socially isolated," she said.

However, she said Malaysia had put in place the National Policy on Persons with Disabilities to enhance their well-being and ensure that they enjoyed equal rights and full participation in the society.

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