- Kitten Died
- 60-1217 : Happy Birthday Starbucks Malaysia
- A walk in Cemoro Lawang, the casuarina valley
- for all muslim friends…
- Here We Come A Caroling ...
- Appeal Court overturns decision on MACC - nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar
- Polis Tidak Amanah, Tuntutan Bapa Nurin Pinda Penrnyataan Didengar Rabu Depan
- Mujahid Ada Cuti Sakit.
- Majlis Berkhatan Beramai-Ramai di Desa Mentari
- Program Gotong Royong Desaria
- Merasmikan Majlis Berkhatan Angkatan Muda Keadilan & Pemuda PAS Kelana Jaya
- Hadir di Syarahan Perdana Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi di Masjid Negeri Selangor
- Hadir di Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat Pertama
- Hadir di Majlis Perasmian Masjid Tengku Kelana sempena Sambutan Maal Hijrah Selangor
- Majlis Angkat Sumpah Ranting-Ranting Cabang Klang
- Salam Maal Hijrah 1431H
- A Whole New Life
- Taklimat Draf Rancangan Tempatan MPAJ
- Siapa Sebenarnya Yang Lantik J/K Disiplin Parti?
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 10:58 AM PST
When we came back after dinner, Wuan found it sprawled on the floor. Apparently kitten had diarrhea. It was too late in the night to get kitten to the vet. Wuan tried to feed kitten with some kitten biscuits soaked in water. Every now and then it would mew. When Wuan went to take a peek last, kitten was already gone. RIP kitten. You are in cat heaven now.
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 07:30 AM PST
Starbucks a.k.a Starbie has turned 11 years old today.
Happy Birthday Starbie Malaysia
May all the Starbie oulet have good business eh~
Hehehe... everyone knows that i'm a great fans of Starbie... So far i have visited 60 outlets in Malaysia. I still have a lot more to cover as the Starbie is expanding their biz in Malaysia. More outlet is opening as days goes by ... :p
Okie~ Go back to Starbie's birthday... very sad to say i was not able to be part of the Starbie Birthday celebration. Why? This is because of my laziness to get up early today and headed to the nearest Starbie @ 11am. Yup~ All the Starbie outlet was giving out Fresh Brew coffee for free from 11am - 1pm. Hehehe... I only went to Starbie in the afternoon about 3pm. So no more Free coffee... Anyway, it's okay... I will place a big note in my Starbie Organizer and will hit one of the Starbie next year on Dec 17th 2010. Anyone can guess which Starbie I was in this afternoon?
One of my friend even text me whether is there any further discount... Errrr.... No further discount for any drinks on its birthday day... only the usual 10% discount for J-card, HSBC credit card etc. Nothing much other than free coffee from 11am-1pm.
P/S, I marked the 60th visited outlet on last week @ Starbie SS15 - Subang Jaya... this outlet was so nice as it's was facing the two famous college in Subang i.e. Taylor and Inti. According to the Barista, it was quiet because of school holiday. Hmmm... I wondered how would the environment in a normal day? Extremely Noisy like night market?...
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 10:27 AM PST
A brief stroll at Cemoro Lawang, a small village on the Tengger Crater's edge where we were staying for three nights during our Bromo trip in November 2009. It's a pretty scenic place to walk around with a bit of European valleys feel…
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I haven't been in the Christmas spirit for quite a while now and with Christmas fast coming up, I'm still not entirely in a Christmas mood just yet. My buddy who is crazy about Christmas has been trying his best to get me into the mood, from trying to intoxicate me with 'spirits' of a different kind to dragging me for Christmas caroling.
So last night, I relented and went over to his place and followed him around with his caroling group. Now, let me tell you that it has been years since I last followed a caroling group around. In fact, I think it was way back when I was in my teens, around 18-19, which is a real long time back. But I must say that I can remember it vividly and enjoyed my days of Christmas caroling around the neighbourhood.
I remember that we had loads of fun during the practice sessions a month or so before the actual caroling rounds started. The whole group of carolers consisted of basically teenagers with a couple of adults to oversee us. And when the actual caroling rounds started, we all had such a great time singing and bringing cheer to people. It was all done old style with the guitar and harmonizing and all that. And not to be boastful or anything, we were pretty good carolers too.
Now, after what I went through yesterday, I think caroling has gone a few steps backwards since my time and my buddy who was also active with his own group of carolers in his time agreed with me wholeheartedly. We were practically astonished at how bad the organizing of the caroling went and also how horrible the singing was. Granted, both of us were probably croaky old toads too but when I say singing, it's more like how the songs were sung.
You should have heard how they modified some of the Christmas songs that we both thought was totally inappropriate and made it sound horrible. It was more like a bad outdoor karaoke session. They even had this little trolley (or whatever it's called) which had a host of gadgets like music players, an ipod and they used it to accompany the singing, which was in a way okay, BUT AT LEAST FIND CHRISTMAS SONGS THAT WERE ON MINUS ONE TRACKS, instead of songs with actual singing in it. Defeats the purpose of going around caroling I would think.
But then, I can't complain too much. These people were volunteers and they did what they thought was their best. But the fact that it was also let by a young girl barely in her teens who knew nothing about Christmas caroling (in my opinion) didn't help matters at all. To old timers (gosh, that makes us sound so darn old) like me and my buddy who have seen what real caroling is like, we were thoroughly disappointed. Half the time we were laughing our heads off in the back.
My favourite number, 'God rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' was butchered so bad I felt like crying! And that wasn't the only song that was butchered. I shall not get into more details as it's too painful to write about ... LOL! It's sad to know that caroling has lost a lot of its shine these days. Back in my time, we'd all be really enthusiastic about it. We'd agree on a simple 'costume' or dress code so that we would look the part.
Your everyday looking carolers ... pix courtesy of AdrianThe group yesterday, though I was told by my buddy that there was a dress code, came in all their normal casual wear that it looked like any normal bunch of people walking around out there. And Santa, well what can I say about Santa? We all know Santa is a jolly fat old man with a nice bushy beard, right? This Santa accompanying the carolers looked like he lost a whole lot of weight and was by far not at all jolly!
Notice the 'jolly' Santa in the background? Foreground is by buddy's little girl.
Pix courtesy of Adrian.But credit given to him seeing as how no one else wanted to be Santa ... siggghhh ... how can anyone not want to be Santa? And how can anyone who is in the Santa suit not be automatically jolly? I would have loved to be Santa. I even remember a time a few Christmas' back where I donned the role of Santa for my buddy's Christmas party and I enjoyed every moment of it!
Oh well, I shouldn't be complaining, it wasn't the carolers of my area and besides some houses did provide food and drinks which did raise our spirits a little ... LOL! All in all, both my buddy and me had an enjoyable time laughing at the carolers more than the caroling itself. Yes, yes, when we're together we can be pretty nasty people. I don't think Santa is going to give us anything nice this year, buddy ... hahaha!
Thanks for trying to bring out my Christmas spirits bud :D And please ask lil Ellie if we're there yet. She'll know what I'm talking about ... LOL!
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 08:32 AM PST
UPDATED 4PM The Court of Appeal today overturned a High Court ruling restricting MACC's interrogation sessions to office hours.
The decision was made by Court of Appeal judges Hasan Lah, Ahmad Maarop and Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad after hearing submissions from senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh for the MACC, and counsel Karpal Singh for Kajang municipal councillor Tan Boon Wah.
Karpal submitted that Lock Up Rules state that suspects must be allowed rest between 6.30pm to 6.30am and they should remain in their cells. Thus, the same rule should be applied to witnesses. Also, Karpal said the court should adopt the literal meaning of the term day-to-day to mean within office hours as was agreed by the High Court as the the adverb day-to-day could never mean round the clock investigations or interrogations.
What a shame! The three stooges don't even know the difference between 'day-to-day' and 'round the clock'. A simple search in The Free Dictionary reveals the answers:
'day-to-day' means occurring on a routine or daily basis and 'round the clock' means without stopping.
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 05:45 AM PST
Mahkamah Tinggi di sini akan mendengar pada Rabu depan permohonan Jazimin Abdul Jalil, bapa kanak-kanak yang diculik dan dibunuh, Nurin Jazlin, bagi meminda pernyataan tuntutannya untuk turut menamakan Lans Koperal Amran Arifin sebagai defendan dalam kes saman itu.
Tarikh itu ditetapkan Penolong Kanan Pendaftar, Wan Nor Salina Wan Abdullah dalam kamarnya selepas perkara itu dikemukakan di hadapannya untuk sebutan hari ini.
Ini berikutan pengakuan oleh defendan dalam kes saman itu -- Ketua Polis Negara, Ketua Polis Selangor, Ketua Polis Petaling Jaya dan kerajaan Malaysia -- dalam pernyataan pembelaan mereka bahawa gambar-gambar bedah siasat Nurin diedarkan oleh Amran.
Jazimin, 35, seorang pekerja di syarikat keselamatan, mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap defendan atas dakwaan cuai berikutan pengedaran gambar-gambar bedah siasat anak perempuannya itu dalam internet.
Beliau memohon gantirugi am, ganti rugi teladan dan ganti rugi teruk, faedah, kos serta relif lain yang difikirkan sesuai oleh mahkamah, dengan mendakwa gambar-gambar berkenaan bersifat sulit serta peribadi dan bukan untuk tatapan umum tetapi hanya untuk tujuan penyiasatan kes Nurin. - Bernama
Adalah tidak wajar samasekali tindakan PDRM menyebarkan gambar-gambar bedah siasat Nurin yang sepatutnya diklassifikasikan sebagai sulit.
Ini bererti rakyat mempunyai hak untuk tidak bekerjasama dengan polis jika demikian buruknya sikap dan perangai polis di negara ini.
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 04:49 AM PST
Harakahdaily melaporkan seorang lagi Ahli Parlimen PAS membuat penjelasan hari ini berhubung ketidakhadirannya sewaktu undian menolak Bajet 2010 pada jam 11 malam Isnin lalu.
Ahli Parlimen Parit Buntar Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa pagi tadi berkata, rasa tidak sihat menyebabkan beliau tidak berupaya menunggu di Dewan Rakyat sehingga sesi penghujahan pada sebelah malam selesai.
"Jam 3 petang hari itu, saya dah keluar Dewan (Rakyat)...sebab rasa sangat tak sihat (sakit) dan tak dapat nak sertai pengundian itu," jelasnya.
Beliau yang juga AJK PAS Pusat berkata, beliau mendapat cuti sakit sejak seminggu yang lalu namun berusaha juga untuk tidak meninggalkan persidangan dewan rakyat.
Namun gangguan kesihatan yang dihadapi beliau menyebabkab beliau terpaksa pulang untuk berehat.
Beliau turut menjelaskan bahawa hasrat Ahli Parlimen Pembangkang mahu menolak bajet sulung Datuk Seri Najib itu diberitahu kepadanya pada sekitar jam 5 petang.
Pun begitu, beliau dalam nada kesal, kecewa kerana tidak dapat menyertai undian tersebut.
Ekoran itu, beliau turut memohon maaf kepada suluruh rakyat Malaysia, khususnya rakyat di kawasan parlimennya sendiri.
Ujarnya lagi, Presiden PAS Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang turut dihubungi pagi tadi untuk menjelaskan sebab ketidakhadirannya itu.
Semalam, Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena Datuk Mahfuz Omar dan Ahli Parlimen Kuala Langat Dr. Che Rosli Che Mat tampil menjelaskan sebab ketidakhadiran masing-masing pada waktu pungutan suara tersebut dibuat.
Dalam perkembangan berkaitan, Ahli Parlimen Kuala Krai Dr. Hatta Ramli dan Ahli Parlimen Baling masih belum dapat dihubungi bagi menjelaskan sebab-musabab ketidakhadiran masing-masing.
Isnin lalu, Bajet 2010 yang dibentangkan Perdana Menteri Malaysia merangkap Menteri Kewangan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak diterima dengan majoriti tiga undi sahaja, iaitu 66 menyokong dan 63 membangkang.
Selain 5 Ahli Parlimen PAS terbabit, 15 Ahli Parlimen Pakatan Rakyat dari PKR dan DAP turut dikenal pasti tidak hadir pada sesi pengundian tersebut.
Manakala, seramai 7O Ahli Parlimen dari BN turut gagal menyertai sesi pungutan suara itu.
Kegagalan kesemua ahli parlimen pakatan rakyat hadir pada proses pengundian tersebut dikritik hebat oleh media khususnya blog yang mendakwa mereka penyebab Pakatan gagal menolak bajet Najib.
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All I can say right now is, I have a brand new life, with a brand new job in a challenging specialized medical industry. And I ask all of you to forgive me for the disappearing act. I know I have been on a long hiatus. Gomenasai!
Life is a little uncanny when we get to crossroads, especially when a series of epiphanies starts to kick in the mid-20's. And here I am, with God's special guidance, enlightening me when I am left in the darkness. I'm no longer focusing on selling and selling and selling like my previous jobs. This job scope is totally refreshing and requires a deep-diving experience in order to master the skills.
Day in, day out, I will be spending my time to do follow-ups for patients with heart problems. At times, I will be assisting the cardiologists performing a minor surgery (read: I can't explain such a detailed job scope here in the public). Nevertheless, all these experiences are inevitably enriching. Of course, I could not do all these by myself. I have to undergo lots of intensive training. Will be flying overseas more often as these heart cases are more frequent in the Western countries. Next week, I will be having 1-1 trainings with my current boss (read: a very nice guy indeed).
Enough of reading my ramblings. I guess it may bore you to death. It's the festive season and a week away from Christmas celebrations. I am sure all of you are embracing a joyful holiday season.
I wish all of you a Blessed Christmas, and yes, I will be back after Christmas.
Yes, I gotta run now. Have another appointment now!!
Will blog more soon. xoxo
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:55 AM PST
Peter Tan being carried up two steps at the Dewan MPAJ Pandan Indah.
MPAJ organised a briefing on the Local Draft Plan for residents of the Teratai state constituency. It was held at the Dewan MPAJ at Pandan Indah. This local draft plan was for the development of the Ampang Jaya municipality for the next ten years. ADUN for Teratai Jenice Lee had informed me about this briefing. My main interest in this matter is to see if accessible facilities are included in the draft.
MPAJ Town Planner Awang Mustapha speaking on the Local Draft Plan.
The first inkling that it was not going to be plain sailing was when I discovered that the Dewan MPAJ did not have an access ramp into the hall. There were only steps and I had to be carried up together with my wheelchair. MPAJ will get to hear from me real soon regarding this matter. There is no reason whatsoever not to provide access in compliance with the Uniform Building By Law 34 when MPAJ itself is the authority enforcing this on all public buildings.
ADUN for Teratai Jenice Lee and MPAJ Councillors of the Teratai state constituency at the briefing.
When the forum was opened to the floor after the briefing by MPAJ Town Planner Awang Mustapha, I asked if the local draft plan includes provision of accessible facilities. It came as a shock to me that there were none according to Awang although such facilities were included in the guidelines for the draft. He promised to take this matter into account.
ADUN for Teratai Jenice Lee asking for clarification on some points at the Local Draft Plan briefing
I was even more displeased when Councillor Chan Su San informed the floor that she did emphasise that accessible facilities should be included in the local draft plan during council meetings on the matter. I thought that MPAJ have understood that the municipality barely have accessible facilities and that after the seminar and dialogue with disabled people and the announcement by the Yang Di Pertua at the disability awareness training, such issues whould have been given more attention. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. This oversight is prevalent in local governments all over Malaysia. It is all talk without substance.
Peter Tan asking about the accessible facilities in the Local Draft Plan.
It is very disappointing that a plan as important as this, even though at the draft stages, excludes the needs of disabled people, especially after all the advocacy activities we have initiated with MPAJ. I hope there will be more ADUNs like Jenice Lee and councillors in MPAJ like Chan Su Sann who understood the importance of such facilities and speak out on behalf of disabled people who do not have a representation in the MPAJ.
Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:55 AM PST
Peti email GB terus-terusan dipenuhi dengan pertanyaan dan persoalan mengenai Pengerusi Lembaga Tatatertib PAS yang kini sedang menyiasat PAS Selangor yang seperti yang dilaporkan oleh Harakahdaily di atas arahan Tuan Presiden.
Adalah menjadi sesuatu keanehan bagaimana arahan boleh diberikan oleh Presiden kepada satu jawatankuasa yang mengikut Perlembagaan PAS, J/K Disiplin ini sepatutnya dilantik oleh Majlis Syura Ulamak.
GB telah mempersoalkan hal ini di dalam satu tulisan di blog Kelab GB tetapi tidak mendapat respons kerana masin-masing tergamam mengenai persoalan "siapa sebenarnya yang telah melantik Jawatankuasa Disiplin PAS?".
Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man pula nampaknya telah acapkali mengeluarkan "kenyataan-kenyataan yang bias" yang tidak menampakkan beliau mempunyai kredibiliti sebagai Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Disiplin. GB telah juga mengulasnya di SINI.
Diperturunkan kembali tulisan GB yang lepas untuk masing-masing melakukan penilaian supaya kebenaran dan keadilan itu dapat ditegakkan seperti sepatutnya.
Mohon pencerahan dari pihak tertinggi parti sebelum sbarang kesilapan (jika ada) terlajak jauh. PAS perlu diselamatkan dari tidak mengikuti Perlembagaan Parti.
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