Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pahang Artists Art Exhibition @ TV3

Pahang Artists Art Exhibition @ TV3


Pahang Artists Art Exhibition @ TV3

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

After almost a week from it's opening on 21st October 2009 that Pak Zawi managed to get to TV3's Sri Pentas to see the art exhibition by Pahang Artists. Since it was being organized by a fellow blogger Datin Mamasita of the famous blog Mamasita Mamamia, Pak Zawi felt compelled to attend the exhibition not only to lend support for her monumental effort but also to learn a thing or two about arts from the many works of the many fine artists of Pahang. I promised to attend the show on the previous day but a mini gathering of my classmates from the class of 1968 Sekolah Menenggah Sultan Ibrahim Pasir Mas at a friend's house somewhere in Ampang had consumed the better part of the afternoon leaving Pak Zawi with little time to visit the exhibition.
It was a blessing in disguise really as visiting the exhibition on Tuesday 27th. of October 2007 had better offerings than the previous day. For starters Datin Mamasita had promised that another fellow blogger such as Dato' Jaffar Lamri of Jaff Points and Puteri Kamaliah of Kata Kama would be attending too. I was anxious to meet Dato' Jaffar as my last meeting with him was the first meeting at Kinokuniya KLCC where Awang Goneng had his GUiT book signing which was almost two years ago. Puteri did not attend todays event for some reasons or other, afteral she had attended it earlier on the first day. Dato' Jaffar came to collect his precious Ayam Serama painting which he had purchased at his first visit on the opening day.
The early arrival for the afternoon are Pak Zawi and Dato Jaffar came shortly after. Here we posed for a photograph with Datin Mamasita being the organizer and one of the prominent artist from Pahang Osman Limat.

From left to right: Pak Zawi, Osman Limat, Dato' Jaff and Datin Mamasita.

The lobby of Sri Pentas where the exhibition was held.


Dato' Jaff was taking his duly wrapped Ayam Serama to the car when Pak Zawi insisted to see the painting which he willingly complied.


Such is the beauty of the painting of the pair of Ayam Serama which Dato' Jaff bought.

Another great piece at the exhibition was Melombong by Osman Limat or Pak Man as he is affectionately known.


Melombong carried a tag of RM15,000.00. It was later bought by The Malaysian Ambassador to the United States YB. Dato' Jamaluddin Jarjis.

Another exquisitly beautiful piece being displayed. Pak Zawi had requested another beauty from TV3 to pose beside it.

A bit later another great painter by the name of Yusof Gajah came with his wife Puan Zakiah. We adjourned to the cafeteria for some teh tarik. Pak Zawi made the most of the situation to learn a thing or two from the master himself whose single painting could fetch a whopping RM100,000.00. Pak Zawi would be more than happy to receive one hundredth of that for his own painting let alone RM100K!

Pak Zawi listening attentively from the master himself.

Datin Mamasita took care of Puan Zakiah, the wife of Pak Yusof Gajah. Puan Zakiah was the pillar of strength that supported Yusof Gajah's career as a painter. Read Mamasita's blog to learn more of her contribution to their success where Yusof Gajah had risen from the brink of failure.

The discussion between Dato' Jaff and Yusoff Gajah was so interesting that Pak Zawi had to bring himself closer to know what it was all about.


Dato' Arif Sabri of the popular Sopo blog Sakmongkol AK47 is Datin Mamasita's other half. Here he was seen to be holding court while Dato' Jaffar, Yussof Gajah and yours truly listened with interest. Dato' Sak as we affectionately called him was the man behind the exhibition as he was keen to help budding Pahang Artists to succeed.


My son Azrin who had been acting as Pak Zawi's photographer had a shot of himself with such luminaries as Dato' Jaff, Dato' Sak and Yusof Gajah.

At 5 PM we gathered at the entrance to the TV3 lobby to wait for the Bigspender in the form of the Malaysian Ambassador to the United States of America YB. Dato' Jamaludding Jarjis who happened to be a close friend of Dato' Sak as they had grown up together in Pekan. It was at the invitation of Dato' Sak that Dato' JJ came to the show. Such is the influence of Dato' Sak, the man with the AK47.

Dato' JJ shaking the hand of Osman Limat, the painter of Melombong

Datin Mamasita doing her level best to get Dato' JJ to buy as many paintings as possible. She must have suggested that Dato' JJ buy the most expensive one as a gift for President Obama himself.

Azrin's hand must have trembled so much having to photograph the Malaysian Ambassador with the guests that the camera shook. He was so awed by the moment that a few other guests and even his dad were left out of frame.

Before Pak Zawi left the premise of Sri Pentas, Mat Noor, the host of Jejak Rasul pass by and Pak Zawi asked for a photo with him which he and his friend obliged. Pak Zawi's wife is also an avid follower of Jejak Rasul.
Pak Zawi left Sri Pentas with a contented heart as on that day he had met so many fine artists from Pahang learnt so much from Yusof Gajah, another world reknowned artist from Pahang.
The next blog will be about another visit to a private Gallery of En. Hilmy Yusoff, the son of the famous artist from Kelantan, the late Yusoff Abdullah. Pak Zawi had the opportunity of a lifetime to be allowed to visit the private gallery which Pak Zawi did on the previous Saturday in Shah Alam, courtesy of another blogger Wan Asmadi aka Sangkelate.


Accor Hotels 3-Day Super Sale! Let’s Go On A Vacation!

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 09:35 AM PDT

Three reasons why you should travel in Malaysia.:-

1) Those sandy beaches… miles and miles of them stretching under the warm tropical sun. The water can be muddy but if you know Photoshop boy you can say its Puerto Rico.

2) It is food heaven for those living on Halal (or kosher). Almost everything is halal here and yet the store next door is selling booze.

3) It makes you feel rich. Janitors in the US, if you wanna feel what it is like to be P. Diddy, come on over and do some currency exchange. Trust me, you can even be millionaires. (Darn Malaysian Ringgit!)

Anyway, just to share with all my readers, currently one million hotel rooms are on sale at amazing rate across Asia Pacific. That includes countries like Thailand, Korea, China, Japan, HK, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia etc. Yes, Malaysia is one of them, Bani!

But all of us gotta hurry coz even though the sale for travel & holidays in between December 2009 to April 2010, you need to do the booking between 27 Oct 2009 to 29 Oct 2009. That's starting today, OMG! And the Accor Hotels 3-Day Super Sale Asia Pacific; stays for 3 days only.

Azman is browsing our next vacation spot right now. I will write about that later. We are now hurrying not to miss this Super Sale!! Later~

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Cute racoon - raccoon pet - only in Japan

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 10:04 AM PDT


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Visit to mini recording studio at Starz Music Academy

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 09:30 AM PDT

Last Thursday, I went to visit my friends of the school's graduation team at the recording studio of Starz Music Academy at Hamilton Road. My school's is making a few piece of music to give along with the graduation magazine of my year, yes I am graduating high school in few weeks time, scared.

IMG_1715 by nicholaschan.

Thanks to the team for composing and writing the song and lyric for us. Because I am part of the graduation magazine team, so I get to see how their recording was.

IMG_1714 by nicholaschan.

Yu.

IMG_1723 by nicholaschan.

Zhi Hong.

It's not what I expected, it's a small room with a recording vocal mic.

IMG_1716 by nicholaschan.

The other side of the room was just a small room too, with the computer for editing, mixer, speakers and keyboard. I thought it's like a professional recording studio with super pro microphone, lots of mixer and lots of screen. Perhaps recording is not their main job, it is a music school actually and do provides recording service.

IMG_1717 by nicholaschan.

Ziyang.

IMG_1747 by nicholaschan.

Herrick.

IMG_1729 by nicholaschan.

Herrick, Ziyang, me, Andy.

Anyway, it's nice to see how a recording work goes on.

IMG_1719 by nicholaschan.

The music producer man was my school student and can be said to be my senior currently and we share the same name, Nicholas. Cool.


Canine Assistance in Kampar - New Straits Times Press

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 09:00 AM PDT


CANINE ASSISTANCE: A search and rescue team using a specially trained dog to find corpses in the river where the suspension bridge at a campsite collapsed last night; two children are missing and one drowned. The children were among 298 others who were attending a four-day motivational programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Dipang. - NST picture by Rosdan Wahid

'Pupils were jumping, playing on bridge before collapse'

2009/10/27

KAMPAR, Tues: Between 30 and 50 pupils were on a newly built suspension bridge when it collapsed last night into the swift-flowing Kampar River at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Dipang near here, causing one pupil to drown and two more are still missing.

A pupil, K. Mathivanan, 12, who held onto a rope and saved himself, said the bridge collapsed all of a sudden, about 10.30pm.

He said some of the pupils were crossing the bridge towards the school for their dinner, while others were returning to the campsite.

He said the bridge had swayed a lot before it collapsed as several of the pupils were jumping about and playing with one another.
K. Mathivanan, 12, who held onto a rope and saved himself, said bridge had swayed a lot before it collapsed as several of the pupils were jumping about and playing with one another.
K. Mathivanan, 12, who held onto a rope and saved himself, said bridge had swayed a lot before it collapsed as several of the pupils were jumping about and playing with one another.


"All of a sudden, we found ourselves thrown into the river. I managed to hold on to a rope. The current was swift but I managed to drag myself out of the water," he said.

Mathivanan said joy turned to panic as many of the pupils started screaming for help while others just cried.

He was one of the 298 pupils from 60 primary schools in Kampar, Tronoh and Batu Gajah who were to have begun a 1Malaysia Camp co-curriculum activity organised by the Kinta Selatan District Education Department there.

The bridge, above 50 metres long, was built about two weeks ago to replace an old one which had collapse, said a member of the school's Parent-Teacher Association.

The bridge links the campsite to the Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Dipang where dinner was held for the pupils.

A teacher, Mohd Safri Abdul Rafar, said he was not far from the bridge when it collapsed and quickly jumped over a fence and dived into the river in the attempt to rescue the pupils. -- Bernama


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nizar najib altantuya: Teoh's family files exhumation application

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 08:51 AM PDT

UPDATED 5.05PM They want an exhumation so that a second post-mortem can be carried out by renowned Thai pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand.

The application was made under Section 335 of the Criminal Procedure Code and filed by lawyer Gobind Singh at the Shah Alam Magistrates' Court registry at 3.35pm. The application was supported by an affidavit by Teoh's brother Meng Kee.

Gobind said that several questions had cropped up following Porntip's testimony last week, especially on matters relating to injuries to Teoh's neck and anus, adding that only a fresh post-mortem could clear all doubts relating to Teoh's death.

Yes, 80% likelihood that Teoh was strangled and sodomised to death! Click here to read 'Teoh Beng Hock - most likely sodomised and murdered!' at *SUSAN LOONE's Blog*.


Race Me

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 07:58 AM PDT

Race is not an issue where love is concerned – that is the stand of sexy Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova.

"(Malaysian men are) very cute but at the end of the day, it is all about the person and it has nothing to do with the race," she said when asked what she thought of Malaysian blokes at the launching of the Showdown of Champions 2009 – The Grand Slam here yesterday

The Star, 27/10/09


Why must there be questions about race in the first place?

Malaysian reporters always ask the most stupid questions, don't they?

I have often wondered why the forms in our country, be it government agencies' forms or otherwise, must have a column for race at all. There have been occassions when I felt very embarrassed when a foreign client wondered what they are supposed to write in that column.

A Bangladeshi client filled up his as 'Sunni'. A Canadian Turk wrote 'Caucasian'.

Neither one of those are actually a race in the strictest sense, but I suppose in their countries, Sunnis and Shiites do differ in terms of culture and practice, and clashes between them are always referred to as a race issue.

Still, they, as did I, wondered why they have to write that at all.

Can't we just do things without putting race in the mix, for once?

I am reminded of a commercial, I think it was one of the late Yasmin Ahmad's, where a boy was asked what was the race of his friend.

He asked, What's a 'race'? You mean, 'race car", ah?"

Smart boy.


TNB's New Ads.. Tiu Na Bu

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 07:10 AM PDT



Just watch to see how Namewee "screw" TNB workers


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nizar altantuya najib: Ganesan tightens screws on Pakatan - nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 08:37 AM PDT

BN-appointed speaker R Ganesan moves to circumvent attempts by Pakatan to take control of the state assembly sitting tomorrow.

Tighten all you want, R Ganesan.

So, screw all you want BN. What you sow, you shall reap.

Dr M says Perak grab unlawful.

As for Pakatan wakil rakyat, forget about grabbing power back from BN reps who are the 'illegal squatters'. Just wait for the next general election. The rakyat will screw BN kaw-kaw.


WHO TO CHECKMATE WHO?

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 07:14 AM PDT

'MACC arrests former top civil servant for graft' reports The Malaysian Insider, Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Is the top civil servant a former KSU of a ministry? And who could that person be? The answer will only be known in the next few hours from now, when he will be brought before the Shah Alam High Court to face the charges..

Will this be the beginning of a massive clean up of all government ministries, especially following the findings of irregularities and misappropriation of public funds that was revealed in the recent Auditor General's report? Would one believe that a laptop computer was purchased at RM40,000 a piece? This is just one example revealed in the report that does not make any sense.

But more importantly, will the authorities be willing to take punitive action on those responsible, or will it be another NFA? From what was observed on all previous Auditor General's reports, it will most probably be another NFA, because there will be too many people involved if the matter is being fully investigated. It is not surprising that the investigation may even lead right up the top echelon of government.

The Defence Ministry certainly is no exception, as huge amount of public funds are being utlised every year. In all probability, it is not the Armed Forces personnel alone that is mired in corruption, but they have to be working together with their civilian cohorts. I am told that officers of the Procurement Division (Bahagian Perolehan), need to be monitored closely, as they are the ones most likely to succumb to corrupt practice. Companies who are victims of corrupt officers would not normally want to launch a report, because they fear that they will be victimised for subsequent submission of tenders.

I have been told of a tailoring company that has a 'contract in perpetuity' with the Defence Ministry to provide the Armed Forces with tailoring services. The company has now ventured into other businesses as well, one of which is the bidding for bullet resistance vest for the army, while there is already a local company involved in the manufacture of the said equipment. With strong and firm 'cables' within the ministry, I am quite sure other likely competitors will be eliminated easily. And mind you, this tailoring company does not even have the facility to manufacture locally the equipment. One need also ask who else works for the company, where businesses from the ministry can just flow in easily. Officers of the Armed Forces knows this too well, but are just to afraid to speak out.

I am quite sure by now, the Minister, Dato Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is able to judge for himself the ongoings that is awfully wrong within the ministry. I trust the minister is bold enough to put a check to this, and if need be to 'throw the books' on those found guilty of any wrong doing........however trivial.

Seriously, I no longer have any faith left in the present leaders of the Armed Forces to do the checking, for they are themselves to be checked. And with the 'Whistle Blowers Act' to be proposed by the government, will this be a sure means of checking corruption in government? The answer is yet to be known.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Era Najib Altantuya : Langkah Terakhir TGNA Selamatkan PAS

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 06:35 AM PDT

Pilihanraya Umum (PRU) ke 10 pada tahun 1999 menyaksikan PAS meraih keuntungan dari gerakan Reformasi dimana negeri Terengganu Berjaya dirampas, negeri Kelantan dipertahankan dan dikalangan Barisan Alternatif yang terdiri dari PAS, Parti Keadilan Nasional (PKN), Democratic Action Party (DAP) dan Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM), PAS memenangi paling banyak kerusi parlimen.

Arwah Ustaz Fadhil Noor ternyata bijak berpolitik apabila beliau terus mendekatkan dirinya dengan sahabat lama, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang baru sahaja dipecat oleh Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Beliau juga telah dilantik menjadi Ketua Pembangkang Malaysia dan merupakan satu peristiwa yang bersejarah kerana sebelum itu, jawatan tersebut dipegang oleh DAP.

Pada ketika gerakan Reformasi memuncak dan demonstrasi demi demosntrasi dianjurkan untuk mendesak Dr. Mahathir meletakkan jawatan, akhbar Harakah, lidah kepada parti PAS laris dan laku dijual dipasaran.

Peristiwa bersejarah itu juga telah menjalinkan hubungan diantara aktivis-aktivis PAS dengan aktivis-aktivis Reformasi dan NGO yang terdiri daripada pelbagai bangsa dan agama.

Perhubungan tersebut telah menyebabkan persefahaman timbul diantara mereka. Aktivis-aktivis Reformasi dan NGO mula memahami aktivis-aktivis PAS dan begitulah sebaliknya. Hubungan mesra ini terjalin dan sikap tolenransi timbul oleh kerana objektif yang satu, menjatuhkan kerajaan yang zalim.

Apabila kerajaan Dr. Mahathir merampas royalti minyak milik negeri Terengganu yang dipimpin oleh Dato Seri Abdul Hadi Awang pada ketika itu, aktivis-aktivis Reformasi dan NGO turut turun bersama-sama dengan aktivis-aktivis PAS berdemonstrasi untuk mempertahankan "harta" milik rakyat Terengganu itu.

Semuanya dilakukan untuk memastikan negeri yang baru sahaja diambil oleh "rakyat" itu dapat dipertahankan.

Kesombongan dan kebodohan "membunuh" Umno yang pada ketika itu gusar oleh kerana kehilangan sokongan daripada pengundi-pengundi Melayu sewaktu PRU 1999 telah menimbulkan isu perpaduan dengan PAS.

Pada ketika itu, debat agar Melayu bersatu ditimbulkan. Tidak banyak bezanya dengan Muzakarah atau Muqabalah selepas PRU 2008. Kemuncaknya ialah apabila Presiden Umno, Dr. Mahathir dan Presiden PAS, Arwah Ustaz Fadhil Noor berjaya dinaikkan diatas satu pentas dalam isu Palestin. Nasharuddin Mat Isa yang kini Timbalan Presiden PAS adalah Setiausaha Politik kepada Presiden PAS pada ketika itu.

Walaupun kedua-dua presiden parti Umno dan PAS bersama-sama dalam isu Palestin, signal yang ingin disampaikan kepada pengundi-pengundi bukan Melayu ialah "Melayu" tetap bersatu.

Peristiwa 11 September 2001 telah memberikan keuntungan yang besar kepada Umno. Terutamanya dalam memberikan imej "Militan" kepada PAS kepada pengundi-pengundi bukan Melayu.

Abdul Hadi Awang yang mengambil alih jawatan Presiden PAS selepas meninggalnya Arwah Ustaz Fadhil seakan-akan memberikan "vitamin" kepada Umno apabila mengeluarkan dokumen negara Islam.

Tindakan Abdul Hadi telah mendorong DAP keluar dari Barisan Alternatif. Ini telah menyebabkan Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) bersorak kegembiraan.

Peristiwa-peristiwa seperti ini menambahkan lagi ketakutan rakyat bukan Melayu dan Melayu terhadap PAS. Insiden-insiden yang berlaku sepanjang 1999-2004 telah menyebabkan "hukuman besar" diberikan oleh pengundi-pengundi kepada Barisan Alternatif.

Desakan dalaman Umno telah menyebabkan Dr. Mahathir meletakkan jawatan. Tindakan ini adalah tindakan yang tepat. Sebagai hasilnya, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yang menggantikan Dr. Mahathir telah berjaya menang besar dalam Pilihanraya Umum 2004. Malahan dikatakan kemenangan terbesar yang pernah dicapai oleh BN.

DAP yang mengambil tindakan yang tepat apabila keluar dari Barisan Alternatif sebelum PRU 2004 telah berjaya memenangi kembali kerusi-kerusi yang mereka kalah dalam PRU 1999 dan Lim Kit Siang kembali menjadi Ketua Pembangkang. Parti Keadilan hanya berjaya memenangi satu kerusi iaitu di Permatang Pauh, kerusi tradisi Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Nik Aziz dan "geng perpaduan"

Menteri Besar Kelantan, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat adalah penentang utama kepada idea-idea penubuhan kepada kerajaan perpaduan diantara PAS dan Umno.

Idea ini adalah kesinambungan daripada apa yang berlaku selepas PRU 1999. Idea ini timbul kembali selepas PRU 2008. Malahan watak-watak yang terlibat selepas PRU 1999 turut memainkan peranan besar pada ketika ini.

Nik Aziz yang telah berada dalam PAS sewaktu parti tersebut menyertai Barisan Nasional selepas 13 Mei 1969 dahulu tahu akan permainan atau "trick lama" ini. Sudah pastilah beliau tidak mahu pisang berbuah dua kali. Sebab itulah beliau menentang keras cadangan untuk "berpadu" dengan Umno.

Beliau lebih percaya PAS mempunyai masa depan yang cerah bersama Pakatan Rakyat berbanding bekerjasama dengan Umno.

Terbaru Nik Aziz yang juga Mursyidul Am PAS mencadangkan agar muktamar khas diadakan oleh parti tersebut untuk membincangkan mengenai pemimpin-pemimpin yang bermasalah termasuk presidennya, Abdul Hadi Awang.

"Bila mesyuarat agung (Jun lalu) tidak mahu tukar presiden (Abdul Hadi), misalnya maka tidak mengapalah. Kita pakat-pakat belalah.

"Begitu juga dengan isu-isu di sekitar Hassan atau Mustafa yang tak habis-habis dengan nak bekerjasama PAS dengan Umno ke arah kerajaan perpaduan atau UG (unity government).

"Tenggelam-tenggelam, timbul, kemudian dihidupkan. Kemudian dimatikan pula bila nampak orang marah. Apa ini?" kata Nik Aziz dalam blognya beberapa hari lalu.

Tulisan Nik Aziz dalam blognya adalah respon kepada analisis Dr. Aziz Bari, ahli akademik Universiti Islam Malaysia (UIA) yang mengaitkan kemerosotan undi PAS di Bagan Pinang baru-baru ini dengan permasalahan yang ditimbulkan oleh Pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor, Dr. Hassan Ali dalam isu "beer" dan Selcat.

Dr. Aziz turut mengkritik Abdul Hadi sebagai Presiden PAS kerana tidak bersuara apabila kekecohan ditimbulkan oleh pemimpin PAS dinegeri Selangor dan menyamakan pemimpin tersebut dengan Tun Abdullah Badawi ketika memimpin Umno yang seringkali berdiam diri apabila anak-anak buahnya membuat "onar".

Dr. Aziz turut berpendapat bahawa sudah tiba masanya Hassan Ali disiplinkan tetapi turut mengakui ianya sukar dilakukan oleh kerana Pesuruhjaya PAS tersebut disokong kuat oleh pemimpin PAS Pusat seperti Presiden, Timbalan Presiden dan Setiausaha Agung.

Langkah terakhir Mursyidul Am untuk selamatkan PAS

Dalam muktamar khas yang dicadangkan, Mursyidul Am PAS menekankan keperluan kepada proses pemilihan yang ringkas, telus, dan melindungi kerahsiaan undi.

Selain daripada itu, beliau turut mencadangkan agar muktamar khas itu diadakan selama sehari atau dua hari mengikut kepada keperluan.

Kenyataan "radikal" menteri besar Kelantan itu adalah mengambil kira sentimen pengundi-pengundi muda dan bukan Melayu terhadap PAS. Ramai yang menyokong PAS kerana gagasan "Negara Berkebajikan" yang "dijual" semasa kempen PRU 12 bertukar menjadi "Unity Government".

Dosa-dosa pemimpin PAS seperti Hassan Ali yang bertemu dengan pemimpin Umno selepas 8 Mac masih belum lagi dimaafkan oleh pengundi-pengundi yang memenangkan PAS terutamanya bagi pengundi-pengundi atas pagar dan bukan Melayu.

Hati mereka dirobek lagi apabila Hassan Ali "membuat kacau" dalam pentadbiran negeri Selangor yang seharusnya menjadi contoh pemerintahan Pakatan Rakyat.

Ini ditambah lagi dengan tindakan Pemuda parti tersebut yang tidak habis-habis "melawan konsert" berbanding dengan melawan rasuah dan penyelewengan harta rakyat.

Cadangan Nik Aziz ini dilihat sebagai langkah terkahir untuk menyelamatkan parti tersebut daripada "dihukum" oleh pengundi dalam PRU akan datang. Beliau pastinya tidak mahu lagi melihat "peristiwa PRU 2004" berulang kembali dimana undi dan sokongan kuat kepada Pakatan Rakyat beralih 360 darjah kembali kepada BN.

Ini tidak mustahil berlaku jika PAS tidak sanggup mengorbankan pimpinan tertinggi mereka yang disokong kuat oleh akhbar Utusan Malaysia sebelum pemilihan agung bulan Jun lalu. -Amin Iskandar


Era Najib Altantuya : Keluarga Teoh Fail Permohonan Gali Kubur Mendiang

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 05:41 AM PDT

Peguam Gobind Singh Deo memfailkan permohonan menggali semula mayat Teoh Beng Hock bagi membolehkan bedah siasat kedua dilakukan oleh ahli Patologi Thailand, Dr Porntip Rojanasunan.

Gobind berkata ini bertujuan bagi mencari kebenaran disebalik penemuan Dr Pornthip 20 Oktober lalu.

"Keluarga Teoh Beng Hock telah memfailkan satu permohonan di Mahkamah Shah Alam hari ini, permohonan ini bertujuan supaya mayat Teoh Beng Hock dikeluarkan semula daripada tanah untuk tujuan kami bedah siasat semula untuk mendapatkan pendapat kedua daripada Dr Pronthip, kerana beliau telah memberi alasan-alasan yang cukup jelas bagi menyokong permohonan ini ,"katanya.

Dr Pornthip menemui kesan cekik pada leher serta kesan tusukan pada dubur mangsa.

Pakar patologi Thailand itu juga mendapati kesan retak pada tengkorak mangsa tidak konsisten dengan impak akibat jatuh dari tempat tinggi.

"Selepas kematian Beng Hock beliau telah dibedah siasat oleh dua orang pakar forensic iaitu Dr Khairul dan Dr Prasant kedua-duanya mewakili kerajaan. Gambaran yang dikemukakan cukup jelas menunjukkan seolah-olah ada anggota yang terkecuali dari pemeriksaan . Khususnya leher,dan kawasan belakang sebab apabila Dr Pronthip ke mahkamah beliau memberi keterangan yang cukup jelas bahawa beliau menggunakan gambar yang diambil oleh kerajaan Malaysia,"jelasnya.

Hasil siasatan Dr Pornthip menyimpulkan bahawa ada 80 peratus kemungkinan Teoh Beng Hock mati dibunuh, dan kesan-kesan kecederaan dialami semasa mangsa hidup.

"Beliau mendapati daripada gambar-gambar itu terdapat kesan lebam di kawasan leher, satu pemeriksaan dibawah kesan tersebut ada terdapat pendarahan dan ini tidak konsisten dengan tekanan dan jika lihat dikawasan leher tekanan yang berbentuk jari yang menunjukkan Teoh Beng Hock telah dicekek. Selain daripada itu beliau juga menunjukkan keraguan dengan kecederaan di bahagian belakang, kita meminta kepada Tuan Koroner agar memberi peluang kepada Dr Pornthip melihat secara sendiri,"katanya lagi.

Teoh Beng Hock merupakan setiausaha politik kepada Exco Selangor, EAN Yong Hian Wah, ditemui mati di tingkat lima Plaza Masalam, selepas disoal-siasat 10 jam tanpa henti oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia.

Beng Hock dipanggil sebagai saksi dalam operasi besar-besaran SPRM terhadap kerajaan negeri Selangor. -TVS




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All 'unbelievable' happenings in one week in our beloved country

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:24 AM PDT

Unbelievable 1 - Tien Chua sentenced to jail because judge was 'convinced' cop who admitted punching Tien Chua told the truth about his biting.

Unbelievable 2 - Lingam case dropped because no evidence of judicial interference notwithstanding the Royal Commission findings.

Unbelievable 3 - Anwar's case against TDM thrown out because filing was not in Bahasa Malaysia.

Unbelievable 4 - Gobind's challenge against suspension denied because court has no jurisdiction although the opposite was said in the Perak fiasco.

Unbelievable 5 - Local doctors completely miss out body injuries that point to homicide as revealed by Pornthip.

Unbelievable 6 - Ong and failed 'Porn Star' (Chua) shake hands suddenly after months of bitter fighting.

Unbelievable 7 - Loss of over RM 1 billion in Rawang Ipoh double tracking project.

Unbelievable 8 - Mara paid RM 84,640 for two units of Acer plus millions for other overpriced computer equipment.

Unbelievable 9 - Government guarantees failed Prasarana bonds of over RM 7 billion.


1Malaysia Disaster and Tragedy

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 04:19 AM PDT

Another 1 Malaysia project screw up. Who is the contractor responsible for the building of the bridge? I bet must be an UMNO crony. I wonder if any action will be taken or just swept under the carpet as a "technical matter" whilst corruption goes on unabated. Its time to take the Auditor General's report seriously. I pity the gutless groveling souls who decided to call this school excursion "1Malaysia Camp" just to bodek Najib's evil regime... and in so doing inviting the same disaster and misfortune that will befall a nation so utterly lacking in the rudiments of integrity and humanity.

1Malaysia camp: 1 drown, 2 missing after bridge collapses

One pupil drowned and two others are feared missing after a newly-built suspension bridge collapsed into the Kampar River as pupils participating in a 1Malaysia camp were walking across at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Dipang near Kampar last night. About 20 pupils managed to hold on to the ropes of the collapsed bridge and saved themselves while several others were pulled out of the swift-flowing river by a teacher and a guard of the school in the incident at about 10.30pm.

Nineteen other pupils feared missing at first had been accounted for and were safe, police said. The accident happened after 298 pupils from 60 primary schools in Kampar, Tronoh and Batu Gajah had arrived to participate in a 1Malaysia camp organised by the Kinta Selatan District Education Department. Perak deputy chief police officer Zakaria Yusof said the body of the drowned pupil, identified as Dina Deve Nathan, was recovered at 8.30am and had been sent to the Kampar Hospital.

They had come yesterday for the registration and were walking across the bridge from the campsite to the school to have their dinner when the accident happened. The search and rescue operation involves 222 personnel led by the police, with assistance from the General Operations Force, navy, fire and rescue department, People's Volunteer Corps (Rela), Civil Defence Department and other agencies. In a related development, Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that a team will be formed by the ministry to probe the accident.

He said the team will be headed by the Education Ministry director-general Ali Muddin Md Dom. Meanwhile over at the Parliament, DAP's Ipoh Barat MP M Kula Segaran has also filed an emergency motion in the Dewan Rakyat to debate on the fatal accident.

Parents outraged

Parents of the pupils rushed to the school upon hearing news of the accident, and several of them became angry when they could not confirm the safety of their children even as late as 3am. Malaysiakini


MACC arrests ex-sec-gen of ministry over RM10mil projec

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:44 AM PDT

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a former secretary-general of a ministry for alleged graft involving a project worth more than RM10mil.

It is believed the 56 year-old Datuk, who was seconded to the Public Services Department pending investigations, was arrested at his office at about 10am Tuesday by a combined MACC task force headed by Penang MACC director Latifah Md Yatim.

Sources said the former secretary-general, who was alleged to have accepted kickbacks over a government grant for a technology project in Penang, is expected to be charged Wednesday.

They said MACC had been investigating the man from early this year and was also expected to slap him with no less then eight charges under the MACC Act.

A MACC statement later confirmed the deatils and said that he would be charged in Shah Alam.


Walkaround at Bugis on Friday morning

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:46 AM PDT

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So our flight landed in Singapore at around 10am and waited for my brother to come and guide us around. He is not a Singaporean, he resides that, studying in NUS. I believe at that time, most of the Malaysian bloggers were still in their coach, on the road coming to Singapore and hotel is only available for check-in at two, so we went to drop our luggage at the hotel that my parents were staying in Bugis first, it's easier as we need not travel to so many places with the luggage.

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Ibis Hotel was the hotel that my parents stayed in and it's quite new and modern-looking. If were to compare to Link Hotel that I stayed, I like this more because of the location but somehow both are considered as budget hotel with rate at around 140S$ which consider low price already.

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Hungry, we were, when we arrived there. We didn't get to check-in the hotel too, but they helped us to keep the luggage. Then, we went walking to Bugis area to look for food.

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One of the flat at the area. It's still the old fashion way, hanging washed clothing outside the window. Sometimes, it's funny to see undergarment hanging out there, and try to imagine when you walk below, a bra or pantie fall of when wind blew. LOL!

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Passed by some of the temple that I've never been to before. Although I did go to Bugis before, but it's always Bugis Junction and Bugis Street Market.

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Had our brunch at a noodle house then we went window shopping.

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Went in a new mall in town, Iluma and the interior of it looks very cool. The place looks young but didn't buy anything at there.

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We then went back to my parents' hotel, checked-in, got our luggage, I and Alvin then took the cab to Link Hotel, which is the hotel sponsored by Nuffnang. The cab driver didn't really know about the Link Hotel and needed some guide from me and the GPS. OMG.

Next stop: Link Hotel, Outram Park and Vivo City.

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Here's another photo of me at Bugis Junction. This was on the Saturday where I joined the Bloggers Tour by Uniquely Singapore and Nuffnang, there's a short stop at Bugis but we didn't take many photos because we were just there the day before!


WE PRAY

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 02:57 AM PDT

I FIRST received this piece of information on my handphone early this morning. And my heart cries. I sincerely pray that the affected families will find comfort. I also sincerely hope that those in authorities - in this case teachers - will be extra careful when taking care of our younger generation. We pray...

'PUPILS WERE JUMPING, PLAYING ON BRIDGE'

2009/10/27

KAMPAR, Tues: Between 30 and 50 pupils were on a newly built suspension bridge (photo) when it collapsed last night into the swift-flowing Kampar River at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Dipang near here, causing one pupil to drown and two more are still missing.

A pupil, K. Mathivanan, 12, who held onto a rope and saved himself, said the bridge collapsed all of a sudden, about 10.30pm.

He said some of the pupils were crossing the bridge towards the school for their dinner, while others were returning to the campsite.

He said the bridge had swayed a lot before it collapsed as several of the pupils were jumping about and playing with one another.

"All of a sudden, we found ourselves thrown into the river. I managed to hold on to a rope. The current was swift but I managed to drag myself out of the water," he said.

Mathivanan said joy turned to panic as many of the pupils started screaming for help while others just cried. MORE


Era Najib Altantuya : Aziz Bari Menulis Lagi

Posted: 27 Oct 2009 03:57 AM PDT

Pas takkan Pecah.

Oleh Prof Abd Aziz Bari

Saya menyinggung politik dalam Pas kerana saya melihat parti ini penting dalam Pakatan Rakyat. Dan Pakatan pula penting dalam politik baru Malaysia. Seterusnya politik baru ini kritikal dalam membina sistem dua parti yang akan menentukan sama ada perlembagaan kita dapat diperkasakan atau terus dimanipulasi untuk kepentingan politik sebagaimana yang kita saksikan selama ini.

Sesiapa yang menafikan bahawa perlembagaan telah dikembirikan selama 52 tahun ini adalah jahil dan menipu dirinya sendiri. Selain tindakan UMNO, istana dan mahkamah dalam krisis politik di Perak apa yang dilakukan sejak merdeka juga sebenarnya telah menghambat perkembangan kemerdekaan. Jika ada yang tidak percaya silalah teliti laporan Suruhanjaya Reid dan draf yang mereka sediakan dan bandingkan dengan dokumen perlembagaan yang ada hari ini. Kaji juga keputusan-keputusan mahkamah sejak merdeka.

Memang Pakatan belum tentu tidak jadi macam Barisan Nasional. Tapi saya fikir kita perlu realistik dan beri mereka peluang. Jika mereka gagal kita akan letakkan kembali Barisan di tempatnya sekarang. Dalam sistem demokrasi yang kita amalkan ini sahaja cara yang kita boleh lakukan.

Inilah gambar besar yang kita harus perhatikan. Bukan soal remeh temeh yang para pencacai politik cuba paparkan dalam blog-blog mereka. Apakah Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat sudah nyanyuk dan menyusukan kera di hutan tidak relevan. Begitu juga dengan mereka yang cuba menonjolkan betapa Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang menjadi mangsa dan perlunya orang baik ini dipertahankan.

Rakyat yang sedar kepentingan negara tidak bicara soal individu. Kita bicara soal arah dan masa depan negara. Tentang perlunya sistem negara ini diperbetulkan. Proses ini sudah pasti panjang dan berliku. Apa yang berlaku dalam Pas adalah salah satu daripada mata rantainya. Proses sama sudah bermula dalam PKR. Ini baik. Tak perlulah kita bertengkar tentang namanya. Kalau nak kata krisis pun katalah. Yang penting ia ubat yang akan menyembuhkan penyakit-penyakit yang ada.

UMNO baru sahaja mendapat suntikan baru dan ia pastinya tak senang dengan perkembangan itu. UMNO mahu Pas terus kekal dengan bisul yang sekarang cuba diubati oleh Nik Aziz. Sebab itu media miliknya ramai-ramai mengatakan bahawa krisis Pas dan PKR itu adalah tanda bahawa musuh ketat mereka sudah mula buang tabiat. Sebagaimana orang Pas dan PKR mengejek pergelutan dalam UMNO. Sebagai rakyat yang prihatin kepada hidup mati negara kita tidak harus terjebak dengan gelagat dan permainan ahli-ahli politik seperti mereka. Kita perlu fokus kepada gambar besar tadi. Kita perlu lupakan soal-soal yang tidak wujud dan remeh seperti kedudukan dan perpaduan Melayu, Islam dan macam-macam lagi. Lagipun sejak bila yang UMNO prihatin sangat dengan Melayu dan Islam ini?

Gambar besar yang dikatakan tadi merujuk kepada imej Pas dan ini berkait dengan persepsi rakyat kepada parti itu. Dalam senario dan landskap yang ada sekarang Pas cuma boleh mendapat sekitar 40 peratus undi Melayu. Ini bermakna ia perlu mengekalkan sokongan bukan Melayu jika hendak mengekalkan kedudukannya sekarang. Ini bukan soal menjual maruah Melayu dan Islam. Sebaliknya ia adalah cabaran kepada Pas bagaimana hendak menjelaskan konsep-konsep negara kebajikan dan Pas untuk semua yang telah dimulakannya. Abdul Hadi gagal di sini. Atau memang tidak mampu. Dalam keadaan sebegitu dia dan kawan-kawannya sembunyi-sembunyi berkira dengan UMNO.

Kita tak peduli apa namanya. Kita juga tak peduli sama ada mereka masih lagi meneruskannya atau tidak. Yang jelas aktiviti itu telah membolehkan UMNO memberikan ciuman maut buat Pas dan sekarang virusnya merebak dalam parti. Ia menyebabkan syak wasangka dan menimbulkan kemarahan bukan Melayu. Abdul Hadi dan kumpulannya perlu ingat bahawa UMNO mahu memujuk bukan Melayu dan sekiranya Pas boleh digambarkan berada bersamanya itu sudah cukup baik. Dalam keadaan itu hanya tinggal DAP dan PKR sahaja yang perlu ditangani.

Imej Pas sudah tercalar dan Nik Aziz sebagai seorang pemain yang licik dapat menghidunya. Abdul Hadi dan kawan-kawannya semacam terlupa siapa yang mengundi mereka dalam PRU ke 12. Jika tidak masakan Datuk Dr Hassan Ali terus berdegil dan cuba menjaringkan gol sendiri! Saya sudah beritahu bahawa beliau boleh lakukan apa yang dibuatnya itu. Tapi kenalah letak jawatan dan jadi penyokong kerajaan sahaja.

Sehingga ini nampaknya usaha Nik Aziz belum disekat secara rasmi meskipun ada suara-suara yang mempersoalkan. Tak kiralah apa cara dan namanya. Muktamar khas atau sekadar mesyuarat majlis syura atau mesyuarat jawatankuasa agung membincangkan isu itu. yang penting persepsi rakyat diperbetulkan sebelum pilihan raya kecil yang akan dating. Dalam senario politik yang ada sekarang pastinya UMNO gian hendak bertanding. Saya fikir orang Pas dan Pakatan takut sekarang. Saya dapat tahu Nasrudin Hassan ada berkata tidak takut berlengan di Bagan Pinang. Tetapi inikah jenis kepemimpinan yang hendak kita pamerkan?

Oleh kerana isu besar yang hendak ditangani berkait dengan imej dan persepsi saya fikir elok Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim pecat Hassan Ali dari kerajaan kerana kesalahannya cukup besar dan cukup jelas: melanggar perlembagaan negara dan negeri. Memang ini tak pernah dilakukan oleh UMNO Barisan. Tetapi inilah yang hendak ditunjukkan; yakni bahawa Pakatan serius dalam mendaulatkan perlembagaan yang menjadi tunjang dan nadi kepada demokrasi dan apa sahaja yang bersifatkan merakyatkan di negara ini. Saya tak fikir ada siapa yang boleh menghalang. Lagipun bukankah telah ada ketetapan yang menyekat gelagat seperti yang dilakukan oleh Hassan Ali itu? Di sisi undang-undang itu kuasa mutlak Khalid. Kalau Khalid tidak buat dia boleh dipersalahkan kerana tidak menjunjung perlembagaan.

Berbalik kepada Pas Datuk Seri Azizan Razak dikatakan tidak berminat. Mungkin itu cara orang politik: malu tapi mahu. Lagipun takkan dia hendak kata mahu. Pas perlu paksa Azizan. Lagipun dalam parti ramai yang kuat-kuat dan bertenaga. Khalid Samad contohnya. Dan ramai lagi.

Oleh sebab yang menjadi masalah ialah imej maka mereka yang terpalit dengan imej-imej yang negatif itu kenalah berundur. Ini bukan soal sudah tak buat kerja itu atau sudah bertaubat. Yang penting imej parti sudah rosak dan dalam politik hukumannya ialah letak jawatan dan beri laluan kepada orang lain. Saya tahu orang Pas ada yang marah. Tetapi mereka kena fikir bahawa itulah risiko yang perlu diambil apabila parti dirakyatkan. Dahulu mereka ejek UMNO. Sekarang baru mereka tahu susahnya mentadbir parti yang besar. Apa yang menjadi masalah sekarang ialah ada orang Pas yang berfikir seperti zaman Pas masih parti kecil dahulu. Mereka inilah yang gagal meletakkan keutamaan. Bagi mereka yang berfikiran sempit ini apa sahaja cadangan untuk memperbaiki parti akan dilihat sebagai agenda anasir UMNO yang menyusup ke dalam parti.

Apakah Pas akan pecah? Saya tak fikir begitu. Dan saya tak fikir saya yang kerdil ini boleh menggoncang Pas. Lainlah kalau Pas ini harimau kertas. Sejarah politik ini cukup jelas bahawa parti serpihan tak lama. Pas bukan parti serpihan. Kalau pemimpin tertentu disingkirkan pun saya tak fikir akan ada yang ikut. Mungkin mereka akan merajuk beberapa hari. Lepas itu mereka akan balik. Kalau dalam UMNO pun begitu apalagi dalam Pas. Lagipun para pemimpin bermasalah yang disebut oleh Nik Aziz itu bukan hero; kebanyakannya sakit nak menang pilihan raya. Jadi kalau letak jawatan atau disingkirkan pun tidak akan ada kesan pada parti. Orang Pas tak perlulah percaya ramalan dan analisis media UMNO.

Ada juga yang mempersoalkan tidakkah penyingkiran bermakna membelakangkan keputusan perwakilan muktamar yang membuat pemilihan? Saya fikir ini tidak timbul kerana kita bukan mempertikaikan keputusan pemilihan. Kita mengatakan ada di antara yang terpilih telah gagal. Dan kita cadangkan supaya diminta berhenti atau letak jawatan. Kalau Pas berdegil dan tidak mahu membuat anjakan tunggulah keputusan rakyat nanti.

Apakah perubahan drastik itu semestinya menyelesaikan kelesuan? Kita tidak tahu. Tetapi apa yang penting sesuatu perlu dilakukan kerana jika Pas tidak berbuat apa-apa ia telah melakukan dua kesalahan; yakni sudah sedar ada sesuatu yang tak kena tetapi tidak berbuat apa-apa. Apa pun pemimpin baru itu akan diadili juga. Tidakkah kita beroperasi dalam sistem demokrasi? -Abdul A



A Month In Hong Kong

Posted: 26 Oct 2009 11:51 PM PDT

It's approaching my first month here in Hong Kong (HKG). I am not totally familiar as yet but today I am going to share a bit of the place where I am currently staying, my client's office and perhaps some tips if you are visiting HKG anytime soon.



Hong Kong is split into 3 areas; New Territories, Kowloon & Hong Kong Island. The name of the place that I am staying is Tung Chung which falls under the area of New Territories. So I will not indulge further on other areas as I am not that familiar as yet. Tung Chung is the city that is the nearest to HKG International Airport.

From the airport, one can take buses numbering S1 or S56 to get to Tung Chung MTR station. The cost is HKD3.50 which is approximately RM1.30 if I were to treat the rate of Ringgit half of the HKG Dollar. Tung Chung will be the last station on the most West side of the line. The subway services here are pretty easy, not as complicated as I first thought when I saw the MTR mapping.




Most of the time when I mentioned the name of the place, many of my friends would not know where is it. Therefore for easier understanding, normally I will tell them that I am one station away from Disneyland station which Sunny Bay.

So for the past 3 weeks or so, I only had the privilege to loiter around this small airport city. It took me approximately close to 40 minutes HKD18 to get to Central Hong Kong from Tung Chung plus my client's office is in fact in the HKIA itself so I need not travel that much actually.




Tung Chung from my observation is like Mon't Kiara or Bangsar in Malaysia because I can see many expats here, and most of the airlines stewardesses, stewards & pilots will stay around this area. There is nothing much to shout about here and the main attraction here would be the Ngong Ping 360, where there is this cable car bring you up a hill to see the big Buddha & Po Lin Monastery.

And for shopping, I had earlier mentioned about Citygate Outlets where it housed all the factory and warehouse outlets here. If you would like to know more, please check it out here. There ain't much to shout on the food though, most of the time I will just dine in the neighborhood cafeteria or in Cantonese, they normally call it "Char Chan Teng", just like Wong Kok Char Chan Teng (WKCCT) in Malaysia except that the food in WKCCT is crap food, con Malaysian food. Any cafeterias here that you go put them to shame really. Average cost per set meal here would be in the region of HKD28-40. Set meal meaning one main dish and one drink.

Hong Kong is a bit similar like Singapore, the people here do not have the privilege to live in a large house or landed property. You gonna be a multi billionaire if you wanna own a landed property here. So obviously myself, I am staying in an apartment as well. Yes it is an apartment and not a condo and see for yourself the apartment here is higher grade than the condo we have in Malaysia. The name of the neighborhood that I am staying is Caribbean Coast. I do not bother to count the number of blocks but there are many blocks and each blocks are made up with 65 floors. Crazy huh?

And if you think you gotta be a billionaire to own a landed property here, then to own an apartment here you better gotta be a millionaire. I am talking bout the billions & millions in Ringgit point of view. Guess how much the apartment I am currently staying now? A mere 800sqft with the current market rate in HKG, it's about HKD2Mil, that is approximately RM1Mil. A simple calculation, it's a whopping RM1,250 per -square-blardy-feet.

And in HKG, I smoke lesser than I do back home. Over here, there is dedicated, designated area for smokers unless you wanna be fined HKD5k you can opt to smoke anywhere you like.

Hmm... the weather around this time is cloudy and it can be pretty windy at night. If you plan to come around this time, do remember your cardigan & wind-breaker.

Until then, more update soon!

ps: Damn! I forgot to remind you guys to get an Octopus Card, it is a must! Don't ask me why, you will need it!


Chinese paper cutting art

Posted: 26 Oct 2009 11:42 PM PDT

Chinese paper cutting is a folk art with close to 2000 years of history. Below are some amazing samples of great craftsmanship; most of the graphics are symbols of luck and prosperity, animals & pets, as well as reflections of daily folk lives…

Chinese paper cutting folk art
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Chinese paper cutting art from YeinJee's Asian Journal


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