- Goverment Tax & Service Charge - Mencekik Darah!
- ROKOK tidak merbahaya ......
- Kurangkan Gula! - Kalau plastik gula pasir macam ni, boleh ke???
- Retreat to an island
- Chronicles of Duncan MacLeod: Up Over the Mountain
- A Little Understanding
- Animal Welfare Organisations Should Seize Every Opportunity To Work With Local Councils Says Animal Activist
- M'sian police (sponsor of Umno?) to get better pay
- "Berilah kami ruang untuk tegak keadilan!" – Nurul Izzah
- Nasir Safar and gang all part of 'Greater Plan' by Vijay
- "England is a cesspit. England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims."
- Hirsi Ali calls on Americans to fight for the human rights of Muslim women
- I Can Stay For Good?
- Sodomy II: Saiful such a WIMP - Malaysia a wonderful place to learn all about sodomy!
- Illegal logging detected in Hulu Selangor
- Anwar Mahu Najib Dan Rosmah Disapina. Soalnya Apakah Hakim Akan Membenarkan?
- Visiting the unwed mother
- Dubur Saiful Ganti Tilam Sebagai Bahan Bukti?
- Myanmar should also establish a Think Tank to study, “How and why market solutions are better than government interventions”
- My 2010 New Year Eve in Penang
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 11:24 AM PST
Salam to all & good day,
Ramai org kat malaysia ni tak tahu tentang tax yg kita harus bayar bila makan kat tempat-tempat mewah di sekitar tempat kita, kalau biasanya kita ke kenny rogers, pizza hut, kfc, mcd, ataupun mana-mana makan fast food, pastinya bayaran tax akan dikenakan bagi kita setelah makan ataupun tapau kat restoran tu.
Setahu aku kalau aku makan kat indon, takda pula sevice2 charge or goverment tax, apa yg kita makan, hanya harga makanan tu je yg harus kita bayar, takda nak tax mengetax kita ni, tapi kenapa kat malaysia, kita harus makan benda yg nak kita makan dan yg ingin kita makan harus ada charge dan tax macam ni, kenapa dan mengapa?
Kata 1 malaysia, rakyat di dahulukan dan pencapaian diutamakan, kalau macam ni bukan slogan mcm tu harus diguna pakai kat malaysia, sepatutnya kita harus ubah slogan tersebut mcm ni " Rakyat dibiarkan dan poket dipenuhkan, mcm ni baru betul, sebab kerajaan kita ni nak ambil untung je, sampai barang kita makan mcm ni pun ada tax, apasal mcm ni jadinya, kalau dengan resit yg aku lampirkan kat gambar diatas, service charge & gov tax je dh mencecah RM 6, kalau bayar harga rm6 tu dapat lagi sepinggan makanan lain takpe, ni bayar sebab cukai.
Malaysia ni memang banyak cukai, cukai pintu, cukai tanah, sampai barang mencekik pun nak cukai, layak ke kita ni dipanggil rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian di utamakan, sakit ooo, kalau anak ramai bawak pergi makan tempat2 yg ada tax ni, silap haribulan melenting ibu bapak sebab cukai lebih tinggi dari barangan yg kita makan, herankan hidup mcm ni kat malaysia, makan pun ada tax, kenapa lah ini semua terjadi, kesian kat kita rakyat ni.
Aku minta agar kerajaan dapat menilai kembali isu tax ni, kenapa harus ada tax untuk makanan, kenapa kita harus bayar benda yg tidak seharusnya kita bayar, yg ruginya kita yg keluar duit, depa dapat untung! kita melopong!
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 11:18 AM PST
Dont make any assumption yet, read till the end....
Banyak orang khuatir bahaya rokok dan menakutinya, tapi setelah diselidiki oleh beberapa pakar dalambidangnya ternyata rokok itu sama sekali tidak berbahaya. Kemudian para pakar sepakat untuk membuktikannya dengan mengambil dari beberapa hikayat pada zaman dahulu kala di mana kala itu nenek moyang kitapun telah membuktikannya melalui beberapa percobaan.
Buktinya seperti cerita di bawah ini, dia tetap sehat walafiat. Untuk lebih jelasnya dapat dibuktikan lewat penemuan oleh beberapa dari ahli di bawah ini:
Pada zaman dahulu kala, ada tiga orang dokter. Mereka selalu bersama kemana saja mereka pergi. Tapi ketiga-tiganya memiliki kegemaran berlainan.
A. dr Jon Sumawan (suka main perempuwan)
B. dr Jon Walker (suka minum minuman keras)
C. dr Jon Kretek (suka segala jenis rokok) ..
Suatu hari ketiga sahabat ini berjalan jalan tanpa tujuan. Tiba-tiba ketiganya bertemu dengan sebuah ketel/kendi (seperti cerita Aladin). Lalu salah seorang mengambilnya lalu meng-gosok2kan ketel tersebut. Sejurus kemudian asap keluar dari corong ketel tersebut dan secara perlahan berganti menjadi satu makluk yang menyeramkan yakni sesosok jin yang ganas.
Lalu jin tersebut tertawa: 'Ha ha ha...' dan berkata 'Akulah Jin Ifrit! Karena kamu telah membebaskan aku dari ketel itu maka aku akan tunaikan apa saja permintaan kamu sekalian. Ketiga sahabat yang pada mulanya panik dan takut menjadi gembira lalu termenung dan berpikir tentang peluang dan kemauan masing-masing yang mungkin hanya sekali mereka jumpai dalam hidup mereka. Lalu mereka memilih kemauan mengikuti kegemaran masing-masing.
Berkatalah si A,'Aku mau perempuan-perempuan muda dari berbagai bangsa di seluruh dunia dan letakkan dalam sebuah gua tertutup dan jangan ganggu aku selama 10 tahun.
Pufff ........!! dengan sekejap mata jin menyempurnakan permintaan si A.
Berkata si B, 'Aku mau semua jenis arak dari seluruh dunia untuk bekal selama sepuluh tahun dan letakkan dalam sebuah gua tertutup dan jangan ganggu aku selama 10 tahun.'
Pufff .......... !! dalam sekejap mata jin menyempurnakan permintaan si B.
Berkata pula si C,'Aku mau semua jenis rokok dari seluruh dunia untuk bekal selama sepuluh tahun dan letakkan dalam sebuah gua tertutup dan jangan ganggu aku selama 10 tahun.'
Pufff ........... !! dengan sekejap mata jin itu menyempurnakan permintaan
Setelah genap 10 tahun, maka jin tersebut muncul kembali untuk membuka pintu gua masing-masing sebagaimana yang dijanjikan.
Maka jin tersebut pergi membuka pintu gua si A, ketika dibuka maka keluarlah si A dengan keadaan kurus kering, berdiri pun tidak bisa karena tidak sanggup untuk menggerakkan lutut sebab hari-hari hanya memuaskan nafsu dengan perempuan.
Tiba-tiba si A pun jatuh ke tanah lalu mati!!
Setelah itu jin tersebut pergi ke gua si B, ketika pintu dibuka maka keluarlah si B dengan perut yang sangat buncit karena hari-hari mabuk-mabukan. Jalan pun terhuyung-huyung.
Tiba-tiba si B pun jatuh ke tanah lalu mati !!
Setelah itu jin pergi ke gua si C dan membuka pintu gua. Tiba2 si C keluar dalam keadaan sehat walafiat dan terus MENAMPAR si jin Sambil memaki si jin.
Dia berkata: JIN GOBLOOOKK ...!!!! MANCISNYA MANA ...???!!!
Safety Lesson-nya : 'Rokok Tidak akan berbahaya, sepanjang tidak ada mancisnya'
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 11:15 AM PST
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 08:37 AM PST
I'm so tight up with my new job and i was slowly faded myself away from the social networking... i just wish i have more time. Maybe 48 hours a day. Anyway, i'm going to retreat to an island to focus on my job... but i would like to keep in touch with the rest of the world. Do ask me out if there is any outing eh~
Folks, i will not be as responsive as before... especially updating my blog. Anyway, i will try my best to maintain this blog... :)
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 08:10 AM PST
On July 2nd, 1937, after school had finished for the summer, Susan MacLeod put her two eldest sons, nine-year-old Duncan and eight-year-old Hughie, on a train bound for Boisdale. The arrangement went something like this: they would spend a night with the Boisdale stationmaster, who lived above the station; the next day they would get back on the train and go to River Denys, where a man named Dan MacInnis would pick them up and take them to the home of their uncle, Donald Ignecious MacLeod — also known as Dan — on River Denys Road. Unfortunately for the MacLeod boys, things didn't exactly go according to plan. I'm glad they didn't, though, because what happened next is probably my favourite of all my grandfather's stories.
Duncan and Hughie got off the train at Boisdale with a giant leather suitcase containing all their belongings, and slept above the station at the home of the stationmaster, as arranged by their mother and Uncle Dan. The next morning they got on another train and rode to River Denys Station. When they got off the train, there was no one there to meet them. They waited a while, then got hungry. So they went over to the local general store and bought orange pop and donuts. While they were outside enjoying their snack, an old man with a horse and wagon came by. Duncan asked him, "If someone was coming from River Denys Mountain, which way would they come from?" The old man told them the road up the mountain was just down the road and across the highway, near Melford.
"Come on," said Duncan to his little brother. "I don't want to wait here all day. Let's start heading that way. Whoever's coming to get us will see us on the road." Reluctantly, Hughie agreed, and the boys started walking.
It was slow going with the big suitcase, which was not only heavy but very awkward because the handle was only big enough for one boy to grip at a time. The boys tried various ways of carrying the suitcase, but no matter what they did, it was cumbersome. And the journey was about to get even more difficult: after they crossed the main road at Melford and got onto River Denys Road, they began the ascent up River Denys Mountain.
It didn't take long for the boys to get frustrated with the big suitcase. They couldn't just leave it, since it contained pretty much everything they owned. But they couldn't keep carrying it the way they were. That's when Duncan got an idea. He found a large stick and put it through the handle, and he and Hughie each held one end. Now the going was much easier. But the road was getting steeper.
After some time they finally saw a house. Hughie was afraid to go near it, so Duncan walked up to the front door alone. The lady who answered the door was surprised to see a little boy standing there, especially one she didn't recognize. Duncan introduced himself and pointed out Hughie, still standing next to the big suitcase down by the road. The lady said her husband was the mail driver; when he returned home from his mail run, he could take the boys to their uncle's house. Duncan went out to tell his little brother, but Hughie was still too afraid to go into the house. When Duncan told the lady they just wanted to continue on, she gave him some water, and some to give to Hughie. The boys had a drink and set out again.
Following directions the mail driver's wife had given them, when they had reached a hairpin turn they left the main road. The road to Uncle Dan's place was barely a road, just wagon ruts with a hump in the middle. To make matters worse, it was getting dark, and Hughie was getting scared. This was just the perfect time for the handle to break off the suitcase, sending the heavy bag to the ground with a thud. The boys jerked and teetered and then stayed very still. Duncan wouldn't admit it to his little brother, but he was a little scared too.
In those moments of silence, their ears probing the woods for any sound that might signal the approach of friend or foe or ferocious animal, they heard a dog barking. That made Hughie even more afraid, but to Duncan it meant there might be a house nearby. Sure enough, off in the distance ahead of them, somewhere through the trees, there was a light. As the boys continued their climb and went around bends in the road, the light would blink out of view, then reappear. They were practically pushing the bag now instead of carrying it; in fact, they left the bag behind three times, thinking they'd go back for it later, only to change their minds and get it right away when they remembered it contained all their earthly possessions.
Finally they got close enough to the light that they could see a house. It was a small house, on a small hill. The dog was still barking, like it wanted to eat the boys whole. Hughie was terrified, but not Duncan. No, Duncan had been putting on a brave face for his brother, but he was more afraid of what might have been out in those ink-black woods than he was of a barking dog. Duncan walked right up to the dog, reached out a hand, and patted the dog on the head. The animal immediately stopped barking and followed Duncan to the steps of the house, and watched in silence as the little boy knock on the door.
Dan MacLeod was a little worried. Why hadn't Dan MacInnis brought the boys over yet? He would have picked them up hours ago, and should have brought them right up. Were they going to spend the night at the MacInnis farm? That seemed like the most logical explanation. Anyway, Dan MacLeod had bigger things to worry about. One of his cows had just given birth to a calf, and he was afraid bears might come after it. The woods in that area were full of bears. Sure enough the dog, Tupper, had started barking late in the evening. So Dan had put a light on outside, hoping he'd be able to catch any predators that might decide to make a try for the calf. Tupper had barked for hours, but nothing had come into the yard, so Dan figured maybe the dog was doing a good job. Still, he couldn't go to bed as long as Tupper was still barking. So he sat awake in his kitchen. Then he heard a knock at the side door.
When Dan opened the door, there was his nephew, Duncan MacLeod, standing out on the steps, with Tupper sitting next to him, and little Hughie standing at the edge of the yard, behind a big leather suitcase. It was quarter to two in the morning.
"Ios', Ios'!" yelled Dan. (The boys would soon learn that Jesus in Gaelic was called Iosa.) "Maggie!" he bellowed, "Come quick!"
Soon the whole family was up and standing at the little side door. Dan's sons, John Duncan and Angus, who were about the same ages as Duncan and Hughie, helped their city cousins lift the big suitcase into the small house. The MacLeod family stayed up until the wee hours of the morning, marveling at the fact that those two little boys had just walked up over River Denys Mountain. It's not really much of a mountain, at only 200 metres high, but for two small children, dragging a huge suitcase, in the middle of the night no less, it was quite a feat. They had passed several houses, but because it was dark they hadn't seen them. If not for the light Dan had left on to protect his calf from bears, they probably wouldn't have seen his house, either.
The next day they learned that the Ford Model A belonging to Dan MacInnis had broken down. Somewhere along the line there had been a communication breakdown as well, and each Dan had ended up thinking the other Dan was going to pick the boys up at River Denys Station.
Thus began Duncan MacLeod's summer on River Denys Mountain, just down the road from his grandfather's house at MacLeod Settlement and the community of Glencoe. The people there would never forget the story of the two MacLeod boys who had walked up over the mountain. Duncan MacLeod would never forget it either, nor would he forget the experiences he had and the interesting characters he got to know during that first summer and the one after it.
But those are stories for another day.
Chronicles of Duncan MacLeod is a series of posts on my MacLeod ancestors. Some are based on information I dug up myself but most are stories told to me by my grandfather, Duncan MacLeod. Here are the other posts in the series:
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 06:48 AM PST
Me: So, buddy…soon you're going to be a big brother. Are you excited?
Me: But listen…when your little brother comes, sometimes Mummy's going to be really busy. You know, she has to give him milk, and all that stuff. So you'll be spending a lot of time with Daddy, okay?
Al: No, Daddy.
Me: No? But you know, Mummy's going to be really busy. In fact, Daddy has to help a lot too. I'll be changing a lot of diapers. Everybody's going to be really busy.
Al: No, Daddy! Not busy. CRAZY.
Me: Uh…wow. So you understand.
I still don't know whether to be very impressed or slightly disturbed. Maybe both.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 09:09 AM PST
DATELINE KLANG MPK DOG POUND:
Two committee members of the Canine Advisory Team (CAT) visited Northport today again where stray dogs are housed.
Jacqueline Tsang and Pat Lim turned up at the pound in the afternoon of Wednesday to see how things were progressing since several measures of dog care had been suggested to the Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK)
"Our unplanned visit there revealed the kennels in clean conditions," said a smiling Jacqueline Tsang.
"There was no dog poo because of the regular cleaning by the caretakers as things are better organised now since CAT was formed in MPK," she added.
She was pleased to see the wet floors in the pound. The caretakers had hosed the area to keep the dogs cool on a particularly hot day.
Jacqueline who gives a strong seven out of a ten rating to the pound had gone there to adopt a dog.
The animal activist ended up taking a mother and her two three-month old pups home with her.
"All I needed to do was to fill up an adoption form with my contact details before I placed mummy and her babies in the back seat of my car and drove back," explained Jacqueline who is one of four directors of Save-A-Stay animal NGO that was registered almost a year ago.
"I drove them straight to SAS's vet Dr Bun Kiang Eh La practice in Kuala Lumpur," she added.
Dr Bun is also a director of SAS.
SAS saves strays by sterilising them before they are rehomed by the organisation to new pet owners. Funds for this project are paid mostly by the directors themselves along with a few supporters.
"SAS is also particularly interested in another stray outside the pound which helps to herd some cows in the area," said Jacqueline.
The female dog that SAS is eying is two-years old. SAS will sponsor her vaccination, sterilization and even treat her ear problem.
"The girl needs a bath first and an effective tick wash," laughed Jacqueline before SAS approaches the MPK to obtain a dog license for her.
As a member of CAT, Jacqueline says that she is in the best opportunity now to share her expertise as a seasoned pet rescuer - a mission that she has been pursuing for most of her life.
"I think it is simply marvelous that NGOs have been invited to participate with the local councils.
"Animal welfare and rights organisations should seize every opportunity they can to work with local councils - after all, it is the animals that we really care for in the end."
As for the attitude of those in MPK, Jacqueline is pleased that everyone is very positive and open to practical suggestions on how the dogs at the pound and strays in Klang can be helped.
"I think it's brilliant that they are very cooperative to our ideas and understand our points," said Jacqueline.
"SAS is very happy and honored to be able to serve in the CAT committee.
"In the meantime, the best thing to do for the dogs in the pound is to adopt them," concluded Jacqueline who can be contacted at 012 207 0436.
Note: Picture courtesy of Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya.
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Posted: 03 Feb 2010 07:58 AM PST
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 08:02 AM PST
Perbicaraan tuduhan liwat ke atas Ketua Umum KEADILAN Rakyat, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bukan sahaja menghina dan menghancurkan karier politiknya malah mengoncang keutuhan keluarga.
Malah perbicaraan ini sekali lagi mengingatkan rakyat Malaysia tentang penglibatan Peguam Negara, pimpinan tertinggi Umno dan Ketua Polis Negara dalam perencanaan konspirasi 1998 – dan malah pembabitan mereka di dalam kes terbaru ini.
Demikian menurut Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai, Nurul Izzah Anwar (gambar) yang menegaskan bahawa kes dilengah-lengahkan datang daripada setiap pendusta, pemfitnah dan mereka yang sememangnya tidak faham atau arif tentang sistem perundangan negara.
"Sewaktu kes di bicarakan di mahkamah majistret, Peguam Negara bersungguh-sungguh memohon agar kes tersebut dipindah untuk dibicarakan di Mahkamah Tinggi. Permohonan tersebutlah yang merupakan satu bentuk penangguhan dipinta mereka," katanya.
Semua sedia maklum bagaimana Anwar diminta hadir membela diri ke mahkamah walaupun bukti penting yang menunjukkan kes 'prima facie' tidak diserahkan.
Malah ia bercanggah dengan peruntukan undang-undang yang jelas menetapkan kewajipan pihak pendakwa untuk berbuat demikian.
Jelas Nurul Izzah, Anwar terpaksa menggunakan saluran mahkamah untukmendapatkan dokumen tersebut sebelum perbicaraan penuh dimulakan.
"Malangnya kami pula dituduh cuba untuk melengah-lengahkan kes. Amat mendukacitakan rayuan kami ke Mahkamah Tinggi untuk membatalkan tuduhan terhadap ayah turut ditolak sungguhpun bukti menunjukkan dakwaan wujudnya elemen "kemasukan" adalah tidak berasas.
Selain itu, Mahkamah Rayuan sehingga ke hari ini masih belum menetapkan tarikh perbicaraan," kata Nurul Izzah yang merupakan anak sulung Anwar.
"Sudahlah ayah dinafikan akses terhadap bukti-bukti untuk membela dirinya. Ditambah pula dengan rayuan ke Mahkamah Tinggi yang ditolak serta permohonan kami agar keputusan itu disemak oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan, mana mungkin perbicaraan ini boleh
Tambah beliau lagi, mereka sekeluarga tidak mengharapkan belas kasihan dari para konspirator namun tidak mahu dituduh menggunakan proses mahkamah untuk melengah-lengahkan kes walaupun dari awal keputusan mahkamah tidak berpihak kepada Anwar.
"Hormatilah hak kami untuk menggunakan saluran mahkamah demi menegakkan keadilan. Sesungguhnya kami juga mahu keaiban kedua ini berakhir secepat mungkin agar kami dapat menjalani kehidupan seperti insan lain," katanya.
Sementara itu, beliau turut merakamkan ucapan terima kasih kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia yang masih terus menyokong mereka dalam usaha mengembalikan maruah sekeluarga, negara dan bangsa.
"Doa dari tuan-tuan Allah sahaja yang dapat membalasnya dan sesungguhnya percayalah kebenaran akan pasti tertegak. Ketabahan dan kesabaran harus diteruskan, terutamanya bila terbayang wajah Mursyidul AM PAS, Tok Guru Nik Aziz, hadir bersama, menolak fitnah. Moga Allah SWT berikan kita kekuatan," katanya. -SK
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 06:22 AM PST
I refer to the Malaysiakini report Najib's aide to resign over 'racist' remarks.
It is quite obvious that the ranting of Nasir Safar is not an isolated act from one of the fanatical Umno members who have of late started crawling out of the woodwork.
Rather, it appears to be part of a well-drawn out plan to create havoc in the country, a plan to offend and insult the non-Malays and non-Muslims so much that they would finally retaliate only for Umno to then fully let loose the dogs of war, a plan that hitherto has miraculously not succeeded.
Nasir Safar is not your common run-of-the-mill government servant; he is an aide to the prime minister no less and thus it would be unthinkable for him to take a stand or make a statement so diametrically in contradiction to his boss.
He is part of that plot to keep on pushing the envelope so that something cracks, racial turmoil breaks out and with it, perhaps the Malays will once again rally behind Umno's unsheathed kris.
His act was not something done in the dark of night as was the case previously. This time the insults were brazenly poured openly on an audience of non-Malays.
What will they do next? Enter church during Sunday service and again desecrate all that is holy to Christians?
The existence of a 'Greater Plan' can be seen in the aftermath of what Nasir did - the prime minister's office went out of its way to defend him, saying that: 'Nasir never intended to make any derogatory remarks. He spoke at length on the contributions made by all races in developing the country'.
Really? Then why did he resign? Malaysiakini
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 06:15 AM PST
By Martyn Brown for the Express, February 3 2010: A NOBEL prize-winning author has accused England of being a "cesspit" that nurtures Islamist terrorism, in a damning indictment of Labour's failed multicultural experiment. Wole Soyinka, the first African winner of the literature prize, claimed the Nigerian student who tried to blow up a jet over Detroit on Christmas Day, was radicalised during his time at University College London. The criticism comes amid a growing row between Nigeria, Britain and Yemen about where Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab turned to violent extremism.
Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, said last week that "ideology knows no boundaries" and the blame for Abdulmutallab's extremism could not be "pinned on any one place".
But Mr Soyinka, 76, who was born in Nigeria and studied at Leeds University in the 1950s, said: "England is a cesspit. England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims.
"Its social logic is to allow all religions to preach openly. But this is illogic, because none of the other religions preach apocalyptic violence. And yet England allows it."... In full....
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 06:12 AM PST
By Lydia Statz in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Daily Cardinal, February 3 2010:
Hirsi Ali said she uses her personal experiences as a former Muslim to form her views on the treatment of Muslim women. Originally from Somalia, she fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage, and began to question much of what she had been taught.
"I had wholeheartedly embraced Islam," Hirsi Ali says of her teenage years. "And yet, there was this deep part of me that rebelled, and I had questions about things that I had no right to ask questions about."
She said those questions included the topics of modest dress for women and the view of women as the property of their husbands. She cited cases in the Arab world and in the U.S. where violence against women was justified through the Qur'an and Islamic teachings in illustrating her argument.
In countries under Islamic rule, Ali said, "It is law to disclude [sic] women from rights and freedoms enjoyed by men. Marriage and divorce, testimony in court, dress, inheritance. In these issues, Islam scripture is implicit that women are inferior to men." Read it all here...
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 07:19 AM PST
I am now the proud owner of a cute, pamper but adorable little dog and I am one darned happy man :D Yes, I'm talking about Pebbles. She now officially belongs to me and will never ever have to go back to being locked in the bathroom all day long.
What am I talking about? Well, My ex-boss has given Pebbles to me officially. He says she's so much better off with us over here and that it will be difficult for her to go back and live with him cos she's so used to us and the freedom over her. If she goes back to him, she's probably going to have to be locked up again.
Well, what can I say. I'm ecstatic and so is wifey :D To be honest, I don't think we could bear to part with her. She's like a part if the family already. It's really one of the best news I've had this year and it was totally unexpected too. But it is most certainly welcomed :D
There I was a few days back sitting and watching TV when I received a text message.
'How's the dog?' it read.
'Fine, she's her usual lazy self' I texted back.
At this point I expected some bad news like I want my dog back or something.
'I give you the dog la' came the reply.
'Seriously???' I returned the message.
'Yes seriously, I think she's better off with you. Tomorrow I pass you all her stuff' he wrote.
'Ok', I said, still shocked but delirious.
I run to wifey who was hanging out the laundry and told her about it. She was also kinda shocked with the news cos we always thought that we would have to return her one day though we never really talked about it.
And now, we officially own her. I do not know why he doesn't want her back but seriously, I am not complaining one bit. I just hope she'll be happy here with us :D One thing's for sure is she's treated like a little princess around here. And she's enjoys being treated like a little princess too.
What? You mean I can stay? For real?
You know, I never expected to have a dog running around my house. But having a dog and one as adorable as Pebbles can be a stress reliever at times. Sometimes when both wifey and me are down, Pebbles can be someone to take the stress away a little. I mean, how can one be down for long when all you need to do is look into those big huge puppy dog eyes of hers.
It really is so good to know that she'll ALWAYS be running around between my legs when I'm doing stuff or that I'll be having to run after her when she starts chasing the neighborhood cats or even just sleeping right under wifey's or my chair while we surf at nights or that she'll be jumping up the bed to hide out between us at night when there's lightning and thunder. Drats, there she goes barking after those blasted cats again!
Oh and I wathed Glee tonight. Did I mention how much I LOVE that show? :D
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 07:09 AM PST
Sodomy II: Trial begins with 'indecent proposal'
By M. MAGESWARI, LISA GOH and LESTER KONG
KUALA LUMPUR: The second sodomy trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim saw the same level of lurid details surfacing as they did in his first about 12 years ago as his accuser Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan took the stand as the first witness.
Mohd Saiful, 24, who was Anwar's personal aide at the time in question on June 26 2008. said he was invited to a Desa Damansara condominium here where he handed over some documents to the Opposition leader, who then said, "Can I f--- you?"
Mohd Saiful claimed he was angry and scared upon hearing the question from Anwar, who is also PKR adviser and Pematang Pauh MP.
"I rejected his request. I told him that I did not want to do it," he said.
He said Anwar then responded in an angry tone, "What?"
"I repeated my words. I was not willing to do it. He was angry. At that time I was afraid," Mohd Saiful said on Wednesday, the first day of the trial.
He said Anwar immediately directed him to go to the master bedroom.
"I went to the room. Shortly after, Anwar entered the room and went straight to the edge to close the curtain there," the eldest of two siblings said.
Mohd Saiful, who did not complete his degree in electrical power engineering at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, said he just stood there while Anwar went on to switch off the lights.
Asked if the room was dark, he said there was still light from the washroom and in between the curtain.
"Anwar asked me to clean up in the washroom. I removed my clothes and cleaned my body but did not have a shower. I took a towel from the washroom and used it. I hung my clothes on the knob of the closet," he said.
Anwar stood at the edge of the bed.
"He was clad in a towel and directed me to go to him and then hugged me while we were standing," he said.
Read more @ The Star Online
Wow! Malaysia has become such a wonderful place for one to learn all about sodomy. If only more lurid details were revealed! Nothing of that sort though as Karpal asked the court to allow the proceedings to be held in camera (closed proceedings) up to that point.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 06:55 AM PST
SHAH ALAM: A 120-hectare forested area in Hulu Selangor has been encoached and 1,500 pieces of logs illegally logged at it has been seized by the Selangor Forestry Department, said Selangor executive councillor Elizabeth Wong.
The state executive council was told of this during its weekly meeting here Wednesday, she told a press conference afterwards.
Wong said the people behind the illegal logging had been identified and the department had been instructed to lodge reports with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission for action to be taken.
Asked how long the illegal logging had been taking place, she said the matter was being investigated by the department. -- Bernama
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 07:05 AM PST
Mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berkata beliau mempunyai bukti cukup untuk mensabitkan bahawa dakwaan fitnah terhadapnya adalah konspirasi Perdana Menteri Najib Tun Razak dan isterinya, Rosmah Mansor.
Anwar mengarahkan peguamnya, Karpal Singh untuk memanggil Perdana Menteri dan Rosmah menjadi saksi dalam perbicaraan beliau yang bermula hari ini.
Anwar berkata, beliau mempunyai bukti untuk menunjukkan bahawa Saiful telah menemui Rosmah dan kemudian Najib, dua hari sebelum membuat laporan polis.
"Orang yang terlibat berpakat dengan orang yang menuduh saya termasuk Najib dan Rosmah harus hadir ke mahkamah jelaskan keadaan".
"Kita membuat tuntutan supaya Najib dan Rosmah hadir ke mahkamah. Saya hendak tengok mereka hadir atau tidak. Kenapa hendak larang, nafikan hak saya bela diri, sekarang saya ada bukti Najib dan Rosmah mempengaruhi budak ini", ujar Anwar.
Anwar berkata Saiful Bukhari Azlan yang membuat tuduhan fitnah itu hanyalah kambing hitam di dalam episod ini, manakala dalangnya adalah Najib dan Rosmah.
Pemerhati berkata kesediaan mahkamah untuk memanggil Najib dan Rosmah adalah ujian getir untuk kewibawaan perbicaraan kali ini.
Pada 1999, hakim dalam kedua-dua perbicaraan Anwar enggan memanggil Tun Mahathir Mohamad untuk memberi keterangan walaupun mantan Perdana Menteri itu melemparkan pelbagai tuduhan terhadap Anwar disamping memecat beliau dari kerajaan dan Umno.
Anwar sebelum ini berkata konspirasi politik kali ini digerakan oleh Perdana Menteri dan isterinya dalam satu lagi cubaan untuk membunuh kerjaya politik beliau selaku Ketua Pembangkang dan seteru utama Umno.
Dengan menghantar Anwar balik ke penjara, Najib berharap untuk melemahkan Pakatan Rakyat dan sekali gus memastikan kelangsungan Umno. -TVS
Banyak pihak menyifatkan kes ini lebih kepada konspirasi, kes politik, justeru itu kita sudah dapat mengagak, Hakim akan menolak permohonan untuk mensapinakan Najib dan Rosmah.
Dari semalam ke hari ini nampaknya, agenda yang diatur oleh konspirator nampaknya berjalan lancar.
Segala usaha pihak pembela belum menampakkan apa-apa hasil.
Oleh itu fikir-fikirkan apa yang mampu dilakukan lagi.
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Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:21 AM PST
Having settled the deliveries of groceries and bicycle to the respective families, I felt it was time for me to check on Azimah, the unwed mother whom I met during my clinic duty 2 weeks ago.
Yesterday I called her to set a date. I asked if I could see her this afternoon.
"Nak jumpa saya untuk apa tu kak?" Azimah sounded apprehensive at first.
I told her I wanted to help her apply for child support assistance and I needed some supporting documents from her. In addition, I'd need to get her to sign the form. Besides, SN had told me that Azimah's hospital appointments had been transferred to a hospital nearer to her place and so I can't expect to see her in Ipoh for her hospital appointments.
Remembering that she was quite reluctant to have us visiting her at home, I told her to fix the place to meet. I also told her to get the supporting documents photocopied. Azimah then asked if I could SMS the list of required documents. As for the place to meet, she said she'd SMS me once she could think of a suitable place.
And so I sent her a text message, listing the documents needed. And I waited for her SMS… which never came. I thought she may SMS me this morning, but at noon, no SMS came in from her, so I decided to text her instead, asking if the meet this afternoon was on. I didn't want to be going all the way to the town where she's staying, and end up not meeting her. It would be a waste of time, energy and money.
At 1 pm, when I left my office to head for home, Azimah had yet to reply my SMS. I was beginning to think that she was reluctant to meet me. She was after all a bit apprehensive when I called her earlier – so maybe, just maybe, she has decided to just buat donno…
But after I had my lunch at home, my phone rang, with the PLHIV-assigned ringtone. It was Azimah, calling using her mother's number (I save both hers and her mother's number in my phone). She ran out of credit for her own number, which was why she didn't send me any messages earlier.
Azimah asked where I was and what time I'd be coming. I told her I was still in Ipoh and I should be able to be at the town she's staying around 3 pm. She then asked me where to meet. Aik? I thought she said she'd think of a suitable place…
Finally we decided to meet up at a popular spot in that town, and I promised to call her once I reach the toll exit.
Actually, despite the place being quite a popular spot, I'm not really that familiar with the town. So yep, set my GPS I did, and off I went.
As promised, I called her right after exiting the toll near her town. I figured if she left her house at the same town, we should be able to reach the place at about the same time. She asked if I came alone (aiyo, I sudah mau sampai baru mau tanya ka?) and told me she'd come with another person. I was hoping that other person would be her mother.
I reached the place first and called Azimah again. It wasn't long before she got there. The other person accompanying her looked too young to be her mother. It was her sister. So no, I didn't get to meet her mother. Never mind, next time maybe…
But Azimah had not photostated the required documents yet! She had not expected me to be punctual (sorry, I don't follow janji Melayu, I follow janji Islam) and so she thought there was ample time to go to the shop before meeting up with me, but when I called saying I was already there, she didn't want me to be waiting too long, so she came to see me first.
I just got her to sign the form first, then we headed to the nearest stationery shop to photostat the required documents.
Anyway, I was happy to note that Azimah seemed very stable, emotionally - just like Sharifah, the other unwed mother with family support. The difference between Azimah and Sharifah is that while Sharifah's little girl temporarily stays at a shelter home, Azimah is taking care of her baby at her family's home. In Sharifah's case, neighbours & relatives are not aware that she had given birth to a little baby. In Azimah's case, it was obvious there's a baby at home, and even if nobody asked, there were bound to be some who would have come up with their own conclusions. So, the pressure is more on Azimah.
But the sister who came along seemed to get along very well with Azimah. And I know for a fact that her mother usually accompanies Azimah to the hospital. So no question about them being ashamed of her. There is however, a particular sister-in-law, who kept on hinting that Azimah should stay at a shelter home to avoid embarrassment to the family. But since that SIL stays in a different house, Azimah wasn't really pressured to do so. She did however, ask me if she should. I told her that if her family is willing to accept her at home, don't bother. Unless of course, she wants to go herself.
I was rather surprised to find out a total of 10 occupants stay in their house. Azimah, her mother, her 2 1/2 month old daughter, her 2 sisters, her brother, her sis-in-law (a different SIL, not the one mentioned earlier) and her 3 nieces/nephews. And the income earner? Her brother who sells vegetables at the market, with the rest helping out whenever possible.
Wow! Not easy to feed 10 mouths in the same house, especially with a baby as well. Milk and diapers are not cheap. Azimah used to work before, but she quit when her pregnancy began to show. She intends to find a job again once her baby is a bit older, but for the moment, I know it's tough for them. My main concern is the baby's needs, at least for the next few months until Azimah can get herself a job. Hopefully, I can arrange for something soon…
Oh, I did bring along milk and diapers with me today, so at least this month's supply for Azimah's baby girl is covered.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 05:18 AM PST
Mengikuti perbicaraan kes Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim petang tadi mengingatkan kita tentang peristiwa paling memalukan dalam sejarah politik Malaysia pada tahun 1998.
Pada tahun itu kali pertama Anwar telah diheret ke dalam mahkamah atas tuduhan MELIWAT pemandu peribadinya Azizan dan adik angkatnya Sukma Darmawan.
Pegawai polis yang menjadi agen utama konspirasi untuk menjatuhkan Anwar tampil dengan satu helah yang direka. Dia mengemukakan di mahkamah bahan "bukti" yang kononnya air mani Anwar terdapat pada sehelai tilam yang diambil dari sebuah flat di mana beliau dikatakan mengadakan hubungan jenis.
Sebenarnya bahan bukti demikian rupa hanya layak dikemukakan oleh seorang ahli kimia. Tetapi tujuannya sudah pasti bukan untuk mencapai kesahihan dari segi undang-undang, semata-mata untuk mengelirukan orang ramai. Malah keterangan Musa Hasan ini, bagi orang yang berfikiran waras, lebih banyak menimbulkan kemusykilan dan keraguan kepada kes pendakwa daripada mengesahkan tohmahan yang ditimpakan ke atas tertuduh.
Allah Maha Kaya dan Maha Mengetahui, dengan izin-Nya, sekali lagi terdedah komplot keji untuk mencemarkan nama baik Anwar.
Dari mulut Musa Hasan sendiri, tilam itu diambil dari flat tersebut pada 10 July 1998. Ia diserahkan pada Jabatan Kimia pada 5 November 1998. Selama hampir empat bulan tilam itu disimpan di Bukit Aman.
Kenapa tilam itu tidak diserah pada Jabatan Kimia dengan segera? Ini menimbulkan keraguan sama ada terdapat apa-apa tanda atau bekas (stain) terdapat pada asalnya. Kemungkinan juga tilam itu telah diserahkan pada Jabatan Kimia pada ketika itu dan hasilnya tidak memuaskan pihak polis.
Namun, pada 28hb September semasa ditahan di bawah ISA di Bukit Aman, Anwar membenarkan darahnya diambil. Beliau diberitahu darah itu untuk tujuan ujian HIV menurut peruntukan Akta Dadah Merbahaya. Hanya kemudian apabila dibenarkan bertemu peguamnya, beliau dinasihatkan tidak perlu menurut undang-undang memberi darah itu kerana dia bukan dituduh di bawah Akta Dadah Merbahaya. Jadi pengambilan darah itu sebenarnya sudah melanggar undang-undang.
Apa yang berlaku, sebahagian darah inilah yang mungkin telah dipercikkan kepada tilam itu. Darah atau air mani kedua-duanya mengandungi DNA yang boleh dikesan oleh ahli kimia untuk mengesahkan bawah kesan darah atau air mani itu milik sesorang.
Dalam hal ini, kalau kesan darah sudah lama pada tilam itu memang serupa dengan kesan air mani. Tidak dapat dibezakan sama ada betul air mani atau darah yang sedang diperiksa oleh ahli kimia yang berkenaan. Tambahan pula memang ada cara untuk menghilangkan warna darah itu, tetapi masih meninggalkan maklumat DNA-nya. Pihak polis memang dengan mudah mencipta bukti mengatakan kesan "air mani" yang terdapat pada tilam berkenaan datang dari tubuh Dato Seri Anwar!
Oleh kerana contoh darah didapati dari Dato Seri Anwar hanya pada 28 September, maka terpaksa menunggu hingga 5 November baru tilam itu diserahkan pada Jabatan Kimia!
Kemudian pada 6 Disember sebahagian lagi contoh darah Anwar diberi kepada Jabatan Kimia (tanpa izin Anwar) dengan tujuan untuk "membuktikan" yang DNA yang dikatakan didapati melalui bekas air mani pada tilam adalah sama dengan DNA dalam contoh darah Anwar.
Suatu kemungkinan lagi ialah air mani itu diambil dari tilam bilik tidur utama rumah rasmi Anwar di 47 Jalan Damansara. Anwar keluar dari rumah itu pada tengahari 3 September 1998, setelah dipecat dari jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri pada petang 2 September. Pihak polis telah menggeledah rumah itu sebaik sahaja dikosongkan.
Cara yang ketiga ialah semasa beliau tidak sedarkan diri setelah dipukul pada malam 20 September, satu jarum suntikan boleh dibuat untuk mendapatkan air mani dari tubuh beliau. Ini boleh dilakukan oleh mana-mana doktor.
Air mani yang diperolehi dengan dua cara terakhir ini boleh dengan mudah dipindahkan kepada tilam berkenaan yang dipamerkan di Mahkamah.
Kesimpulannya, walaupun terbukti sah terdapat kesan air mani Dato Seri Anwar pada tilam berkenaan, ini tidak membuktikan yang beliau pernah menggunakan tilam itu, apalagi membuktikan beliau telah mengadakan hubungan jenis dengan sesiapa seperti yang didakwa.
Sebaliknya, pihak pendakwa sepatutnya menjelaskan kenapa terlalu lama waktu (hampir 4 bulan) tilam itu disimpan di Bukit Aman sebelum diserah kepada Jabatan Kimia. Ini menunjukkan percubaan sengaja untuk mencipta bahan bukti palsu yang memburukkan lagi Dato Seri Anwar.
Dan apa yang tidak ditimbulkan ialah "usia" air mani yang dikatakan menjadi tompokan di tilam itu. Sepatutnya peguam pada ketika itu menyoal ahli kimia, berapa lamakah tompokan itu telah berada di atas tilam tersebut.
Bertambah pelik, kesaksian mengenai tilam ini dibenarkan oleh Hakim, sedangkan ia tidak ada kena mengena langsung dengan tuduhan yang sedang dibicarakan! Hakim yang beberapa kali menghalang pihak peguambela untuk menanyakan soalan kepada saksi kerana kononnya "tidak relevan" membenarkan kesaksian yang lebih tidak relevan lagi.
Dan kini, bukan tilam yang di usung, dubur Saifulkah yang akan dijadikan bahan bukti? Dan ingat Anwar telah ditahan semalaman pada 16 Julai 2008 lalu secara kasar selepas dua minggu setengah laporan Saiful diterima. Menurut Sivarasa:
Namun beliau ditahan seolah-olah beliau mahu melarikan diri. Anwar ditahan semalaman di penjara.
Beliau tidur di atas lantai simen, memburukkan lagi sakit belakang yang telah lama ditanggung. Alasan yang diberi oleh pihak polis atas tahanan semalaman ialah bagi menghabiskan rakaman keterangan beliau.
Komitmen Anwar untuk kembali memberi keterangan pada keesokan harinya ditolak. Adalah jelas beliau ditahan semalaman dalam usaha mereka untuk mendapatkan DNA beliau secara haram.
Apakah episod lama berulang dan hakim yang kita dengar tadi jelmaan mendiang Augustine Paul?
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 04:09 AM PST
Myanmar should also establish a Think Tank to study, "How and why market solutions are better than government interventions". But most of the governments around the world always think they need to guide or regulate every thing.
Four concepts that drive all the activities should be– rule of law, limited government, free markets, and individual liberty.
As Tunku was the one who attracted me to come and work here, I like this news.
FEB 3 – I am now in Taipei attending the executive committee meeting of the International Democrat Union (IDU), chaired by the former Prime Minister of Australia.
The schedule here is quite tight. But I cannot avoid thinking about Feb 8, which is this coming Monday. This is a date we must celebrate.
On Feb 8, 1903 Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj was born in Istana Pelamin, Alor Setar, Kedah. This Monday is the 107th anniversary of Tunku's birthday.
Tunku was the twentieth son of Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah. Tunku's mother is Che Menjalara, the daughter of Nara Borirak from Thailand.
Almarhum Tunku received his early education in Alor Star, Bangkok and Penang. He then continued his studies at Cambridge University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1925, before returning home. He later went back to England and completed his legal training in 1949.
It is impossible to repay Almarhum Tunku's service to this country. As the very person who led our independence negotiations, the Bapa Kemerdekaan peacefully secured Merdeka for us to inherit.
The Pemasyhuran Kemerdekaan is a document that outlines the foundations for the birth of sovereign and independent Persekutuan Tanah Melayu on 31 August 1957. The Pemasyhuran records Tunku's vision that this country should: "be forever a sovereign democratic and independent State founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of its people and the maintenance of a just peace among all nations".
Inspired by Tunku's vision, we feel there needs to be a body that researches and conducts public education about the principles of a free society he envisaged.
We have therefore chosen Tunku's birthday, this Monday, Feb 8, 2010, to launch a new think tank called the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS).
IDEAS will take over what we started under the name of Malaysia Think Tank. IDEAS is Malaysia's first think-tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public policy challenges. Our purpose is to advance market-based principles, and we are not bound by race or religion.
With very kind help from Arkib Negara, the official launch of IDEAS will take place at Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Kuala Lumpur. There will be presentations from Sharyn Shufiyan (Tunku's great-granddaughter) and Tunku's friend and ally Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah. YAM Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Founding President of IDEAS, will give a keynote address.
The philosophy of IDEAS is rooted in Tunku's vision to see our country prosper based on "the principles of liberty and justice".
Four concepts drive our work – rule of law, limited government, free markets, and individual liberty.
These concepts are not new to our country. The seeds have been planted in our tradition and heritage since the time of Batu Bersurat Terengganu. The elaboration of each of these principles could be lengthy. But Tunku, in his wisdom, summarised them extremely well in the Pemasyhuran Kemerdekaan.
As an independent not-for-profit think tank, we will work across the political spectrum, free from the influence of any one political party.
To ensure cross-partisanship, our advisory group consists of leaders from six political parties, three from Barisan Nasional (Umno, MCA and Gerakan) and three from Pakatan Rakyat (PKR, DAP, PAS). We have also invited party leaders from Sabah and Sarawak to join our cross party advisory group.
Our independence is our greatest strength. We can research, propose, and speak without fear or favour, holding true to our ideals. . . . . .
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 04:22 AM PST
Some friend must be thinking, "isn't my new year's eves are always in Penang (my hometown)?" Pretty wrong, last year I spent my New Year's Eve at a cold and people-not-enjoying-new-years-eve place and that's Guangzhou.
People at there don't really interest in New Year or New Year eve, Chinese there are more to Chinese New Year, but so New Year Day is still a national public holiday. Still remember that I spent my day touring Guangzhou and at night counting down in the hotel room, watching Hong Kong's great fireworks from the idiot box. It's still fun though, because I was traveling. =D
Same thing as Christmas Eve's morning, I woke up then went for dim sum at the same dim sum house. I don't know whose idea it was, it's just "IT'S DIM SUM AGAIN!".
They as in Yiphing, Chai Wei, Chien Chern and Chen Yuen went back to their places and would be meet in the afternoon. As for me, I went for college hunting to ask info about studies. Went to The One, Disted and Equator and still I've got no decision in my mind. I am going to wait for my result in March already. I think I'll go to a college whichever needed to pay the less.
Then went to meet Anthony, my tuition teacher at his new place, big renovation was going on because he wanted to remove all the wall in his new house. Seems interesting and just stayed there for a while and listen to his ideas on the interior design.
After college hunting, I actually got no place to go. I was supposed to go meet my friends at her house and I was in the middle of her house and my house, thinking should I go home for a rest or not. After thinking for a little bit, decided to spend the whole day out and only go back home at midnight. Save petrol by not going back and out. Hehe.
Very lame, we were suppose to think what to do and where to go at Yiphing's house but in the end, we spent the whole afternoon at her house, crapping mostly and eat instant noodle. Thank you Yiphing for the instant noodle. At one time, I don't know what we were screaming and shouting until the neighbour came complain, it means seriously that the place need better noise insulation. =D
6pm came and in one car, I was the driver, we went to Queensbay Mall to check out the countdown concert. Unfortunately, there's no Yiphing here, it's only me, Chien Chern, Chen Yuen and Chai Wei. Mom keep telling me that it would be very jam around the area but what I saw was smooth traffic, just like the Chinese always says One Road Smooth Wind, which means move smoothly all the way.
The concert was starting at 8 and it was like 6.30pm when we arrived. It seems like there's no crazy fans waiting at the front line, since there's nothing to see yet, we went into Queensbay Mall and roam around, without sense of direction and shops to go or things to buy.
My favourite thing to do is standing in front of any of the Mac, iMac biggest screen 27″ preferably, turn on Photo Booth program and make fun, then bluetooth all the photo for self-storage. =D Very lame right? It's a form of my entertainment when I found Apple's computer at the store. We spent like half an hour at there and took quite many photos. Hopefully no one were laughing at us and the Apple people didn't even want to bother us.
Accidentally bumped up with Mxdoing Min Xiang and his friend Sammy, they were going for a movie instead.
Very sad that after playing so long at the Photo Booth and walking the whole mall, the concert still not yet started. The MC were just interacting with the people. I don't have the Rock's Zone ticket, so I didn't bother to go in early.
Very lame, we went into the mall again. I went to get my camera batteries because I was scared that my camera will run die if I keep on shooting useless stuff.
It's dinner time after that. Almost all restaurant in Queensbay Mall are not very low priced, so we went out of Queensbay Mall and found Mommy Wang at the opposite. Not very low priced too, but do serves not-bad Taiwanese food.
After dinner for sure would be the concert time! Since we have got no ticket, we stand pretty far from the stage and only can see from the screen. I didn't have a zoom lens, so not thinking of photo shooting that time. Just enjoying the crowds and music.
It's a Chinese concert, organized by local Chinese commercial radio 988, there's 2 Taiwanese singer (Tank and Power Station) and many local artists and what I was waiting for was the Taiwanese singer only. =D They came out at the very end of the concert for countdown of new year.
Met Alvin there.
Then P1 Wimax were giving out a lot of air banger but it's lousy, it goes airless after a few bangs.
Cheong Kin were there too!
After Tank came out on stage and sang many many song, I really meant many, maybe he is popular so the whole half and hour was given to him, then we went somewhere near backstage to wait for the fireworks. Power Station took the stage on after that, and they were counting down for it. Found no where to sit, it's everyone, and since the road was block, we sat on the floor. ^^
5-4-3-2-1. Yoyoyo, happy new year!
Didn't have a tripod with me so I can't shoot nice fireworks photo. I took them handheld at a slow speed. The fireworks was not very awesome, it's like 10 minutes long only.
Amanda the blogger was there too!
And met Lester, Emily and Jameson.
The night had not end yet, the most shitty thing was queuing up to pay parking ticket, the line was half and hour long and after paying, the whole carpark was a massive jam, takes another half and hour to get out. Scary. I was thinking that won't I have to repay my parking ticket because I exceeded the time limit after paying the parking ticket and not out of the mall, but it's not a problem already because there's guard collecting ticket and need not insert into the barrier machine again.
It's only jam at Queensbay Mall carpark, the road outside was smooth. The night then ended with a supper at Upper Penang Road. Then it's home everyone. Happy Chinese New Year for now! Haha.
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