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Posted: 14 Nov 2009 04:29 AM PST
Pebbles is not on speaking terms with me. In fact she's even staying away from me. She decided to boycott me for today all because I scolded her! Darn, that dog sure knows how to sulk ... LOL!
Ever since she figured out how to climb the stairs at home (she doesn't know how to come down the stairs yet though), she'll always be running up the stairs with me every time I go up to the room to get something. This evening was no different.
After my run (yes, I started running again which I will post about in another post soon), I decided to go up and shave. As usual, the moment I walk up the stairs, she'll be running enthusiastically up the stairs alongside me.
So there I was in the bathroom shaving and there she was as usual running around the room and fighting with her favourite soft toy. All of a sudden, I see her through the reflection of the mirror and notice that she's come to the bathroom mat, starts smelling it and then start to go round and round, a sign that she wants to pee.
Now, right in front of this bathroom mat is her 'toilet', so to speak, which is a non slip rubberized mat that we placed in the bathroom which she always uses as her toilet. So before she can squat and start peeing on the bathroom mat outside, I quickly shout at her,
'Pebbles, that's not your toilet!', admittedly I was a little harsh sounding (but not something she isn't used to).
The next thing I know, she runs to the corner of the bed, puts her head down on the floor and gives me this totally hurt look on her face. Normally when she's in her sulking mood, all I have to do is go and play with her and she'll be back to her happy and enthusiastic self. But today, the moment I went next to her, she gave me this look and ran under the bed!
God! That was a first. So I try the next trick which is to invite her up the bed, which is something that she loves doing. But not today, in fact she even goes further under the bed. Well, I'm not out of tricks yet, I try my last trick which is to pretend to open the room door to go which would ALWAYS have her scurrying out to follow me but even that didn't work.
She doesn't even budge from under the bed and when I look down at her under the bed, she turns her head away from me with a hrrruummppphhh look! Can you believe that? She snubbed me! That's when I decide to use my secret weapon, which is to shout for wifey,
'Honey, Pebbles is 'merajuking' (sulking) with me!' I scream from upstairs.
The moment wifey comes up into the room, she rushes out from under the bed and jumps into her arms ... Wifey gives me this 'what did you do to her look' and I told her what happened. She laughs at me and says,
'Aiyaa, don't you know you can't scold her'
Even when wifey put her on the bed, she doesn't want to come anywhere near me and just stayed on wifey's lap ... That dog can really sulk. She acts just like a human being whose feelings have been hurt and totally ignored me after that. No amount of molly coddling her seemed to work. She must really be pissed at me.
She has changed so much since the day she first came to stay with us. These days she's so much more pampered that she has me or my older boy feeding her from our hands. Yes, really, I actually feed her her dog biscuits one by one cos she won't eat it from her doggy bowl if I'm home.
But she is an adorable little thing that sometimes you can't resist being her slave. Yes Anny, you're right when you say that they're the masters and we're their pets ... LOL! They've got us wrapped around their paws.
At least she has finally made peace with me or at least I think she has cos she's back to following me around everywhere, which in her terms means she's forgiven me for scolding her. She's snugged cozily sleeping at my feet on the floor while I'm typing this post :D Phew, for a while there I thought she was going to sulk the entire day.
Are all females like this, ah? LOL! Oh, the pix below is one of my favourite old photos of her when she first came to stay with us :D
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Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Seri Setia melawat keluarga adik Nazirah Alia Noor Ismail di Mentari Court, PJS 8 pada Sabtu 14 November 2009 bersama rombongan Parti Keadilan Rakyat Cabang Kelana Jaya.
Nazirah yang berusia setahun setengah didapati menghidap keadaan genetik yang jarang wujud di kalangan masyarakat Asia, cystic fibrosis.
Haji Yusop Md Amin, Timbalan Ketua Cabang; Puan Azizan Jamaluddin, Ketua Wanita Cabang; dan Halimey Abu Bakar, Ketua Angkatan Muda Cabang berserta anggota lain turut serta dalam kunjungan tersebut.
Nik Nazmi menyampaikan kutipan tabung untuk Nazirah yang dimulakan oleh Angkatan Muda Keadilan Kelana Jaya berjumlah RM2200. Beliau turut menyampaikan sumbangan peribadi sebanyak RM1000.
Nazirah yang dirawat di Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya memerlukan kira-kira perhatian sepenuh masa dan ubat-ubatan sebanyak RM175 sebulan. Kos perubatan ini dijangka meningkat setiap tahun. Beliau sudahpun menjalani 4 pembedahan setakat ini dan pembedahan ke lima minggu hadapan.
Bantuan zakat sedang diusahakan.
Bagi orang ramai yang ingin menyumbang, mereka boleh menderma ke akaun bapa, Encik Noor Ismail di acc RHB Bank 112-24-6000-4059-2.
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 07:47 AM PST
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 07:26 AM PST
My first time stepping into Singapore was Standard 4 when my brother got his scholarship and got to study at their high school. Since then, I go to Singapore every year to check out my brother, went to a lot of shopping malls, food court, eating places but not really a tourist destination. The closest I went was the cable car ride to Sentosa and back (for fun and to past time while waiting for mom does her shopping). Thanks to Nuffnang, I get to tour Singapore.
Every places have a must-visit, have a photo taken at there, only can "certified" yourself have visited the city, the place, the country. So Merlion Park is a must-visit in Singapore.
The bus took us from Bugis Junction. It was very hot in the afternoon and everyone has already started feeling tired because of too much of walking. But I don't care because this is a must-visit. Haha. The bus dropped us at the opposite of the road, near to Fullerton Hotel and Clarke Quay. I believe the road that we crossed was one of the route in the recent SingTel Singapore F1 GrandPrix. Cool man.
It's really very hot, if there's winter in Singapore, temperature like in Hong Kong, it will be perfect. The place is nice, with the Durian Esplanade at the back and Clarke Quay on the other side.
Here's the Lion. Merlion should be, the symbol of Singapore. Yay, I can now tell people I've visited the Merlion in Singapore.
Then for photo fun, we did this.
Water shoot into mouth. Drinking water. =D
My attempt. The water taste like, I don't know.
Nice Lion with the under-construction Marina Bay Sands casino and resort at the back. This place is gonna be cool when the Marina Bay Sands is ready.
Before getting off, bought an ice cream in a bread to chill me off and took photo in the middle of the road with the luxurious Fullerton Hotel at the back. Nice!
Next stop: Singapore Flyer! Woohoo!
photos credit Alvin Yang.
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 07:59 AM PST
The man behind the legend
Discover the other side of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a special documentary on History channel this Sunday
by Bissme S.
"WE did not put him on a pedestal, neither did we crucify him." That was how producer Lina Tan described the documentary she did on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad which will premiere on the History channel on Sunday.
"Our biggest challenge was to present an honest depiction of Mahathir without any prejudice," said Tan, who is also Red Communications managing director.
Clarifying that they were not doing a public relations piece on him, Tan said the former prime minister was asked some tough and controversial questions.
"I asked him if there were any questions that we could not ask him on air," she recalled and was gratified when Mahathir told her that she and her team could ask him anything. "He understood journalistic integrity and didn't want to interfere."
Tan is no novice in this field, having won a number of awards for shows that she has produced, including the Asian TV Awards 2002 best infotainment programme for 3R (Respect, Relax Respond) and the 2006 Seri Angkasa Award for best documentary for Profile Seni which also took a similar award at the 2006 Malaysian Film Festival.
On Mahathir, Tan said: "As a leader of the country, he had to make tough decisions every day. And it was hard to be at the top. He was the man who ran Malaysia for more than 20 years. He also made Malaysia a modern and progressive society that's recognised worldwide and he should be credited for it."
She added that Mahathir also made some controversial decisions and that they have also addressed these issues in the documentary.
"From the show, you learn that Mahathir had the best interests of this country in his heart. I think we have been successful in being objective."
Leong Hon Yuen, the director and co-producer, agreed. "What I thought about him is not important," she said. "As a journalist, I have to be neutral. My job is to present his story and it is up to the viewers to make their own perceptions."
Michele Schofield, History's director of content (programming, acquisitions and production) added that they are not out to make any kind of political statement with this documentary.
"We are not trying to say whether Mahathir did a good job or a bad job as prime minister of this country," said Schofield. "We are trying to see his life beyond politics. We want to know him as a man ... what influences he had when he was growing up. He's lived through World War II – what was that like?"
Leong added that they were given access to many of Mahathir's personal photographs that the public has never seen before.
One of Leong's favourite moments in the documentary was when Tun Dr Siti Hasmah recalled the time Mahathir suffered his first heart attack.
"She rushed him to hospital," said Leong. "He refused to sit in the wheelchair. He wanted to walk …. But she managed to convince him to use the wheelchair.
"The doctor then told her that she had to inform the Cabinet about the incident. It was only then that it struck her that she was not only bringing her husband to the hospital but also the prime minister of Malaysia."
Schofield, meanwhile, enjoyed hearing the views of two of the most important women in Mahathir's life – his wife and his daughter Marina. "We get to hear their views on sharing her husband and her dad with the country."
For Tan, she loved the story of how Mahathir courted his wife. "It was a sweet innocent love story," she said. "We got the story from him, his wife and his sister-in law. I will not tell you more ... you have to watch the documentary."
The first part of Mahathir premieres on Sunday on History (Astro Channel 555) at 8pm with the second part airing the following Sunday at the same time.
Mahathir in retrospect
Updated: 10:20AM Fri, 13 Nov 2009
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 07:31 AM PST
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 07:05 AM PST
Shortly after 9/11, there was a lot of talk about how no one would ever hijack an American airliner ever again — not because of new security arrangements but because an alert citizenry was on the case: We were hip to their jive. The point appeared to be proved three months later on a U.S.-bound Air France flight. The "Shoebomber" attempted to light his footwear, and the flight attendants and passengers pounced. As the more boorish commentators could not resist pointing out, even the French guys walloped him.
But the years go by, and the mood shifts. You didn't have to be "alert" to spot Maj. Nidal Hasan. He'd spent most of the last half-decade walking around with a big neon sign on his head saying "JIHADIST. STAND WELL BACK." But we (that is to say, almost all of us — and certainly almost anyone who matters in national security and the broader political culture) are now reflexively conditioned to ignore the flashing neon sign. Like those apocryphal Victorian ladies discreetly draping the lasciviously curved legs of their pianos, if a glimpse of hard unpleasant reality peeps through we simply veil it in another layer of fluffy illusions.
Two joint terrorism task forces became aware almost a year ago that Major Hasan was in regular e-mail contact with Anwar al-Awlaqi, the American-born but now Yemeni-based cleric who served as imam to three of the 9/11 hijackers and supports all-out holy war against the United States. But the expert analysts in the Pentagon determined that this lively correspondence was consistent with Major Hasan's "research interests," so there was no need to worry. That's America: Technologically superior, money no object (not one but two "joint terrorism task forces" stumbled across him). Yet no action was taken.
On the other hand, who needs surveillance operations and intelligence budgets? Major Hasan was entirely upfront about who he was. He put it on his business card: "SOA." As in "Soldier of Allah" — which seems a tad ungrateful to the American taxpayers who ponied up half a million bucks or thereabouts in elite medical-school education to train him to be a Soldier of Uncle Sam. In a series of meetings during 2008, officials from both Walter Reed and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences considered the question of whether then-captain Hasan was psychotic. But, according to at least one bigwig at Walter Reed, members of the policy committee wondered "How would it look if we kick out one of the few Muslim residents?" So he got promoted to major and shipped to Fort Hood.
And 13 men and women and an unborn baby are dead.
Well, like they say, it's easy to be wise after the event. I'm not so sure. These days, it's easier to be even more stupid after the event. "Apparently he tried to contact al-Qaeda," mused MSNBC's Chris Matthews. "That's not a crime to call up al-Qaeda, is it? Is it? I mean, where do you stop the guy?" Interesting question: Where do you draw the line?
The truth is we're not prepared to draw a line even after he's gone ahead and committed mass murder. "What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy," said Gen. George Casey, the U.S. Army's Chief of Staff, "but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here." A "greater tragedy" than 14 dead and dozens of wounded? Translating from the original brain-addled multicult-speak, the Army chief of staff is saying that the same fatuous prostration before marshmallow illusions that led to the "tragedy" must remain in place. If it leads to occasional mass murder, well, hopefully it can be held to what cynical British civil servants used to call, during the Northern Irish "Troubles," "an acceptable level of violence." Fourteen dead is evidently acceptable. A hundred and forty? Fourteen hundred? I guess we'll find out. Continue here to Mark Steyn's article in full......
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 06:36 AM PST
This happened on last Saturday but the actual birthday for her is today, so happy birthday Chaiwei, a wish from me via my blog. So last Saturday, I went to Chaiwei's new place, she's a friend, and she has just moved to a new place lately. It was actually little house warming steamboat get-together lunch, but the cake was surprise because I didn't know about that. So it had become more likely a pre-birthday celebration plus mini house warming.
I am bad at describing a person, she's a friend, I met last year, a good one, friendly, nice and pretty! Don't play play, a lot of guys fall for her. XD (You can submit your application form for wanting to know her in my comment area. HAHA)
Well the main thing is still about the day. It's steamboat lunch and I have been eating steamboat a lot! This was already the 3rd time in these two months. The first was with Chien Chern them, then with my class, then now at Chaiwei's place. I dislike steamboat last time, somehow it's getting fun where you can play with food in the soup, ha! But then, I'm getting a little bit bored of it, it's time to go for something else, BBQ perhaps?
Oops, happy birthday. =)
Fifth formers, friends, how's everyone's studies going on?
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 06:40 AM PST
Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) president SM Mohamed Idris called on government to ban advertisements of highly-sugared and junk food items, and drinks, during children's television viewing hours to control diabetes and other sugar-related diseases from young.
Idris pointed out that 15 per cent of Malaysians aged above 30 were suffering from diabetes and said Malaysians should be educated from young on the danger of sugar and diabetes.
Diabetes had once been described by Malaysian health authorities as the "mother of all diseases" as over 60 ailments were linked to sugar consumption including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma and allergies.
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 05:39 AM PST
The new invention called the name (Navigator remote) will not be cheap Fetmenh now amounts to some 83 thousand dollars, but will decrease over time .. Expressive image
In the latest trend in the world of glasses invented Company (. Any. C) Japanese glasses for the computer industry is also an interpreter.
And set the company's personal computer very delicate part of the glasses and display unit to allow for two do not know the language of each other in dialogue smoothly.
The simple push of a button on the small talk and records sent to the server, which in turn analyzed and translated. And then the server send a translator to talk to the user who can read his mother tongue, through the display unit is small.
Although this technology is still in development stages, but the manufacturer says the unit quickly looming on the horizon and the goal is to break the language barrier.
But the new invention called the name (Navigator remote) will not be cheap Fetmenh now amounts to some 83 thousand dollars, but would decrease with time.
The company says that if all went bad in the fine foreign tourists would be able to say to the host with confidence "I can see what she says.
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 03:52 AM PST
Baby K, the hole-in-the-heart toddler, underwent her heart op on Wednesday afternoon. When I sent Mrs K a text message around 2.30 pm to ask on the little girl's update, I was told Baby K was just wheeled into the operation theatre. They were told the op would take between 2 to 3 hours, after which they'd be allowed to see the girl, from outside the ICU.
By Thursday afternoon, Baby K was sent to the ward to enable her parents to see and touch her. By Friday, she was already crying asking for more milk but Mrs K was advised not to give too much for fear of the girl ending up vomiting.
Well, so far so good... alhamdulillah. More updates later.
Our Fellowship Committee met up on Wednesday night to discuss on our upcoming Fellowship Night, scheduled to be held on 1st December. The last DeepaRaya gathering e had back in 2007, the theme was "Sarong Night" where everybody had to come with a sarong - didn't matter how they wear them. Most wore their sarongs outside their normal clothes.
This time too we opted for something that wouldn't require the volunteers to take too much time to get ready especially since some of them would be coming right after work. So the theme this year is "Fancy Headgears". Any kind of headgear with the exception of sports caps are allowed.
Hmmm... so what kind of headgear should I be wearing huh?
Or if I'm too lazy to find a suitable headgear, just put a wastebasket on my head and call it a headgear?
Our awareness campaign for the Orang Asli community is on. Today our vice-chair and myself met up with 3 ladies who stay at Orang Asli settlements although they themselves are not OA's. Through them, we are arranging for the awareness campaign to be held on Sunday 6th December, in conjunction with World Aids Day. The kampong is easily accessible by car, which was what we were looking for since this the first of such programme for us. Depending on the outcome of this one, hopefully next time we will be able to conduct a similar programme at other OA settlements.
Finally we get to do our own programme for World Aids Day instead of the usually "tumpang sekaki" of whatever events organised by other organisations!
The Ipoh International Friendship Night will be held at a Golf & Country Club next Sunday. With the aim of bringing together foreigners working or staying in or around Ipoh, and familiarising them with the various community associations and programmes in Ipoh, some NGOs were invited to showcase their services or programmes. Buddies were invited as well.
I have managed to get 4 volunteers other than myself to join me at our booth. It will be a good opportunity for Buddies to make ourselves known to more people around Ipoh.
*All pictures taken from photobucket.com
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 05:20 AM PST
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The launch also witnessed the introduction of a colourful pocket-sized guide for the layperson, titled 'What is the Constitution?'.
Eight more guides will be published on various themes during the two-year duration of the campaign.
According to the Bar's constitutional law committee chairperson Edmund Bon (left), the campaign is "by the rakyat and for the rakyat" as it aims to bring the federal constitution to every Malaysian.
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Posted: 14 Nov 2009 03:31 AM PST
Janson's first act of destruction!
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Posted: 14 Nov 2009 02:23 AM PST
I have been running all my life,
Running from dreams,
Escaping from the future,
Hiding from the present
Lost in history,
And I have been living in fear all my life,
Fear from love,
Be it love to God, King or Country,
Fear from loneliness,
Fear of hopelessness,
Loneliness and hopelessness of being alone,
Without anyone, without community,
Without God, King or Country,
For everywhere I am,
I am but alone, I am the minority,
At the prosperous and diverse lands of the Golden Chersonese,
There I am left out,
As they fight over land, power and faith,
In my community, again I am left out,
As a stranger who speak neither their language,
Nor share their beliefs, as well as dogmatic traditions,
Or indulge in their lust for dominance and superiority,
Their thirst for power,
Their sense of schizophrenic insecurity,
As I travel afar,
In my urge to seek knowledge, and virtue,
I am again left in the dark,
Same like everyone, but neither belonging to anyone,
In the land of Temasik,
All are the same,
And yet I am different,
All alone, separated from the rest of the people,
As I return,
And ludicrous leaders,
While they brandish their weapons,
And vomit shameless and empty rhetoric,
With Aryan like sentiments,
In the name of the people,
In the name of God, King and Country,
The nation burns,
The people suffer,
The dead are insulted,
The living tortured,
And the unborn cursed,
What is our history?
We have no history,
What is our future?
In the graves I am told,
What is the present?
We can only idly witnessed,
As has been said, and will be said again,
The coming of the last man
Posted: 14 Nov 2009 02:57 AM PST
Naib Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Azmin Ali menegaskan laporan yang mengaitkan beliau dan isterinya memiliki aset dalam bentuk saham bernilai RM8.5 juta adalah tidak berasas sama sekali dan juga satu fitnah untuk merosakkan reputasinya sebagai seorang wakil rakyat.
Kata beliau lagi, dakwaan ini juga satu fitnah jahat untuk mengaibkan dirinya dan juga keluarganya.
"Sejak tahun 1998 saya dan keluarga sering menjadi sasaran fitnah bertujuan untuk mengaibkan saya dan keluarga. Saya diburu oleh pihak berkuasa seperti polis, Badan Pencegah Rasuah dan juga Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri untuk menjalankan siasatan mengenai perolehan harta saya.
"Malahan alasan yang sama digunakan untuk menangkap dan menahan saya pada 16 sehingga 22 September 1998 (dan) saya telah memberikan kerjasama penuh kepada pihak berkuasa termasuk butiran lengkap aset kami," kata Azmin dalam satu kenyataan petang Sabtu.
Beliau berkata demikian sebagai menjawab kenyataan Pengerusi Yayasan Pembangunan Belia India Malaysia, S.A. Vickneswaran semalam (Jumaat) yang mendakwa beliau telah menerima satu kiriman yang mengandungi dokumen berkaitan dengan pembelian saham melibatkan tiga individu termasuk Azmin, isterinya Shamsidar Tahrin dan Jamal Tahrin bernilai RM8.5 juta dari tahun 1992 sehingga 1994.
Antara tahun 1992 hingga 1994, Azmin berkhidmat sebagai setiausaha sulit kepada Menteri Kewangan Malaysia yang disandang oleh Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Vickneswaran mendakwa dokumen tersebut diserahkan kepada pengawal keselamatan kediamannya di Kota Kemuning pada lebih kurang jam 3 pagi.
Azmin dalam reaksi balasnya petang ini berkata, beliau telah mengarahkan peguamnya untuk menyegerakan prosiding perundangan yang sewajarnya terhadap pihak yang membuat kenyataan fitnah tersebut.
"Saya percaya dokumen yang didedahkan oleh Vickeswaran itu dimanipulasikan oleh pihak-pihak tertentu untuk mengaitkannya (salah laku) dengan saya dan isteri saya," katanya lagi.
Beliau juga menyatakan rasa kesalnya kerana apa yang berlaku ini menunjukkan usaha untuk melancarkan fitnah ini tidak henti-henti demi untuk menganggu keamanan, ketenteraman, mengaibkan dan mencemarkan nama baiknya dan juga keluarganya.
"Malah kenyataan berunsur fitnah dan berniat jahat itu jelas mempunyai motif politik bertujuan merosakkan reputasi saya selaku ahli Parlimen Gombak dan naib presiden PKR. Maka Saya dengan ini menafikan sekeras-kerasnya tuduhan yang dilemparkan oleh Vickneswaran ke atas saya," tegas beliau. -MSTAR
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