Friday, May 13, 2011

The Velvet Rabbit Musical On Easter’s Day

The Velvet Rabbit Musical On Easter’s Day


The Velvet Rabbit Musical On Easter’s Day

Posted: 13 May 2011 11:26 AM PDT

Very spontaneously, I went to see a musical in conjunction with last month's Easter's Day, many weeks back, last month, which happened to be in my campus, one of the lecture theaters. The musical drama is called The Velvet Rabbit by Harvest Generation Church.

How I actually came to this was that on the day before Easter, Arron called me and asked if I was in campus or not, I was not but then I was later because to met him up, they were going to see the musical actually and I just simply followed. That's it, very spontaneous and unplanned.

Actually, this was my first time checking out a musical drama. Looking at their props, their live band background music, I think they are pretty cool, just that the singing off a bit, yet it's entertaining. We can't be expecting Broadways standard here anyhow.

So that afternoon, I went to find my Penang friend and high school mate Arron in my campus, they were studying, online and playing Monopoly Deal at the same time and I joined them. Since it's a Saturday, I thought why should I stay in my room, moreover I have paid so much of resource fee for the school and so I have to use the resource and facilities to the max, money sucker Taylor's University.

 

 

Well, the story is about a girl named Annie with a talking toy rabbit, ran away from home, met bad guys, and her dad dies, then the talking toy rabbit revive his dad, and lastly bad guy got caught and live happily ever after. =D

The end. Any nice musical drama coming soon? I come support support, provided it's cheap, or FREE. The one I went was free by the way. Hehe.


hoo haa on christian nation

Posted: 13 May 2011 11:16 AM PDT

by now, everybody knows about this issue, where utusan front-paged a report 'christianity, official religion?'; if you don't, where have you been?

anyway, the latest news was that someone – a malay muslim DAP member,  -mohammed razali abdul rahman, all of a sudden emerged (after 7 days) to made a police report that he was present during the gathering of the pastors at a hotel in penang. he was saying something about there is some truth in the utusan report – that the pastors did pray for christianiy to be the official religion and for a christian PM.

huh? why came out to say that, to lodge police report only 7 days later? hmm… don't blame people for speculating then… "how much did UMNO paid you to say that?" – the most common speculation (and believable!).

it was understood that in razali's report he mentioned about there was a prayer that went like this 'let there be peace in this nation of christians'. then the very umno tv station, tv3 had to pick it up and said 'this nation of christians'.

so was that it? that, that line a the prayers made razali, misinterpret it as the pastors praying for a christian nation? if so, then he sure has a bad command of english… or/and don't know much about christianity. eh… for sure the latter is true – don't know about christianity.

very often, in christian prayers, they like to use the word 'nation'. it could mean a lot of things. e.g. as one commenter at the malaysian insider stated, 'nation of christians' could means 'nation in heaven with jesus'.  it's a matter of interpretation. the malay DAP member choose to interpret the pastors prayers in a wrong way. look, in our catholic church, in the herald paper, every week, there is this 'prayer for the nation' on its front cover. when this prayer first came out, almost all the churches used to pray it every sunday during mass. now, i think, there are still churches who use it to pray but very few. this is how the prayer goes:

Let us proclaim the name of the Lord;
And ascribe greatness to our God!

Lord, your work is perfect.
And all your ways are just.
Let Your voice be heard today by all the nations!

O God, Judge of the nations, Put fear into our hearts
So that we may know that we are only human.

Father, the whole of creation groans and labours to be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Lord Jesus, send forth Your Spirit of Truth and let this Spirit prove to 'the powers that be' how wrong they are about sin, righteousness and judgment.

O Lord, declare the power of your works to Your peoples and let us be filled with the knowledge of Your glory as the waters cover the sea.

Gather us, O Lord, in Your Name and may all worship the One True God.
Amen.

(A prayer composed from various Scripture verses of the Bible)

ok, let me be razali or the huge big barking dog (you know who – the one instrumental for starting all this, the one who is suppose to be put in ISA… but only IF he is a non malay muslim). let's look at the last line – 'gather us, o lord, in your name and may all worship the one true god'.  all. one true god.  oh dear me! all? all! all malaysians, including muslim! the christians (who prayed this) wants everyone to worship their god – does this means they want everybody to be christians? 'may we all worship the one true god' – hey that means hoping that everybody worship the christian god, which means turning the nation malaysia into a christian nation! ya allah!! quick! quick, tell it to utusan!

see, that's one way of interpreting it IF you have bad intentions.  the rabid barking dog is an umno loyalist, so is utusan.  and this issue involve christians and DAP – their enemies, so of course you know lah, utusan and the umno govt played the issue up (bad intentions), hence all the hoo-haa over nothing actually. to think that the christian pastors would really prayed for malaysia to be a christian state and for a christian PM is really damn ridiculous! made no sense at all to me. (anyway, true, what someone said, what is wrong with praying for a christian PM?).  ohh… actually i have thought of not blogging on this issue but i cannot stand it when all of a sudden, this malay muslim DAP member came out to support umno utusan, when i read at susan loone's facebook about his report and tv3 news on the 'nation' part.

ok, stress remove. can go sleep now.

(note: picture here taken from hornbill unleashed blog)



Raining Cats And Dogs

Posted: 13 May 2011 11:14 AM PDT

3 days ago was very hot, it's hot during the day and night. Luckily I have air-conditioned in the room. Some sort of hot and warm wind blowing around this area, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

2 days ago, finally, it rained. Rain brought water onto the earth, cooling all around, quenching thirst of the flowers and grass, greening the environment again.

Yesterday was thundering, though it only happened in Penang, not Kuala Lumpur. I am waiting for the rain to come, then I can make myself a reason not to go anywhere, and sleep whole day long, enjoying the sound of the rain drops, tik tak tik tak.

I think something is wrong with Mother Earth, tornado at USA, negative coldness at Melbourne, flood at Mississippi. What's wrong? Doomsday? Yay, not.


Timbalan presiden penentu PAS dalam Pakatan Rakyat?

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:04 AM PDT


Race for PAS No 2 heats up

Posted: 13 May 2011 03:15 AM PDT


78 vehicle importers raided, related bank accounts frozen

Posted: 13 May 2011 04:17 AM PDT

You've undoubtedly heard the line about death and the taxman. So, with that do we come to the shenanigans that a number of car importers have purportedly been up to, according to a report by The Star yesterday.

Over the past week, a total of 78 car importing companies have been paid a 'visit' by the taxman, in the form of a special task force led by the Inland Revenue Board and made up of the Customs Department, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara, the Auditor-General's Department, Companies Commission of Malaysia and Cyber Security Malaysia.

Besides the companies, the residences of 59 company directors as well as 32 audit firms across the country were also raided, and more than 300 related bank accounts were frozen under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (Amlatfa).

The task force was set up to recover undeclared duties, amounting to hundreds of millions of ringgit. The A-G's Chambers stated there were "strong reasons" to believe that those raided were involved in under-declaring customs duties, tax evasion, misuse of APs (approved permits), as well as falsifying documents, money-laundering and corruption.

Basically, that's a pretty big shebang of nasty activities intimated to, "activities which present a significant threat to the nation's economy and reputation," the A-G said in a statement, and the supervised and coordinated raids are aimed at identifying and collecting undeclared customs duties and tax due to the government. Wonder just how much will be recovered – with there being no escape from the taxman, it should be a whole darn lot.

© 2011 Paul Tan's Automotive News. All Rights Reserved.

This story originally appeared on Paul Tan's Automotive News on Fri, 13 May 11 17:40:04 +0000.

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Police release photofit of corrosive liquid splasher

Posted: 13 May 2011 08:16 AM PDT


Seorang lagi wanita disimbah asid…sekarang dah jadi 21 mangsa!!!

Posted: 13 May 2011 05:29 AM PDT

pagi Jumaat tadi seorang lagi wanita kena simbah asid menjadikan semua mangsa meningkat 21 orang

kali ini di Wangsa Maju, yang pasti dia yang berumur dalam lingkungan 30-an juga jadi mangsa disebabkan tidak menutup tingkap seperti mana yang dipesan berulang-kali

kejadian berlaku di Seksyen 10 Wangsa Maju

nasib baik lukanya tak teruk, mangsa cuma mengadu sedikit iritasi pada wajahnya

so, berjaga-jagalah, plzzzzzzzzzzzzz tutup tingkap kereta, kalau takde aircond, buka sikit cukupler, amik syarat

KES INI BENAR-BENAR BERLAKU!!!!!! BUKAN GOSIP, BUKAN FITNAH, BUKAN DAKYAH

kalau 21 wanita lain boleh kena, tak mustahil anda akan jadi mangsa seterusnya!



Wajah Suspek Kes Simbah Asid

Posted: 13 May 2011 06:24 AM PDT

sumber : www.tv3.com.my

Inilah gambaran (fotofit) wajah suspek kes simbah asid yang dikeluarkan oleh pihak polis. Kes terbaru yang berlaku hari ini membabitkan anak seorang anggota polis di Seksyen 10, Wangsa Maju .

Polis sedang menjejak suspek berpandukan pada rakaman kamera litar tertutup kejadian sebelumnya.

Kalau tak ada apa² urusan penting, kita duduk di rumah ye kawan².

Baca juga entri terdahulu : Kes Simbah Asid Wanita Melayu


3 keluarga Melayu hilang kediaman dapat perhatian kerajaan Pulau Pinang

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:49 AM PDT


Brought DID Friends To Penang’s Kuan Yin Temple

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:38 AM PDT

Well, last week, my classmate of Diploma In Interior Design (DID) from all over the places (KL, Indonesia, Muar, Sandakan) came to visit my hometown, unfortunately I could hardly spend time with them because my brother came back from Singapore recently and most of my time spent was with my family, and want to apologize for that matter. =) Anyway, did meet up with them in the middle of the night and also the last day of their trip.

One of the place I brought them was to the UNESCO site, the famous Penang's Kuan Yin Temple on Pitt Street, to pray and to see. It'd been some time I didn't go to pray already, so it's a good opportunity too.

Surprisingly, they were kinda excited and interested while visiting the temple. I thought they would thought that temple is boring and dirty and blablabla, but no.

Well, want to let you guys know that the Kuan Yin's Temple on Pitt Street is one of the must visit in Penang because it's listed in one of the UNESCO Heritage Building list, so it's cool. =D

It's very very very hot day though. But then it's raining now in Penang! =D I always keep track of what's happening back home. Yay.

=) Birds.


Hello Hueisean Dear!

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:28 AM PDT

Hello baby! Very random. =D We went to The Ship, outside, few days ago, not for eat, but for fun. It had been ages I'd never been there already. Hmm.

Brother and his Apple Ye! =D

Blah, another very random post. Going home in ten days time. Start to countdown now.


Pre-Birthday Ice Cream Cake For Wanyi – The Tall Girl

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:23 AM PDT

Wanyi, the tall girl which I always called because she is tall, tallest in class, taller than me, I am short, stop. =D She's the only Penang friend in my class, the same hometown people had her birthday celebrated early, which supposed to be falls on 15th May. =D

We decided to get her an ice cream cake from my school's Baskin Robbins and let her blow the candle after class on Thursday.

Then we ate the cake together. Yums. Most importantly is, happy birthday tall girl! =D


blogspot.com glitch

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:19 AM PDT

What is happening to blogspot.com?

I lost a posting and comments.

Let's hope the system recovers soon... got so many things to say and discuss.

Goodnite...


The Power of Words

Posted: 13 May 2011 10:14 AM PDT

The following video was sent to me by Freddie. It illustrates the power of words and how it can bring about change.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

Have a nice day!


Up Or Down?

Posted: 13 May 2011 09:44 AM PDT

At a Senior Citizen's luncheon, an elderly gentleman and an elderly lady struck up a conversation and discovered that they both loved to fish.

Since both of them were widowed, they decided to go fishing together the next day.

The gentleman picked the lady up, and they headed to the river to his fishing boat and started out on their adventure.

They were riding down the river when there was a fork in the river, and the gentleman asked the lady,

'Do you want to go up or down?'

All of a sudden the lady stripped off her shirt and pants and made mad passionate love to the man right there in the boat !

When they finished, the man couldn't believe what had just happened, but he had just experienced
the best s*x that he'd had in years.

They fished for a while and continued on down the river, when soon they came upon another fork in the river.

He again asked the lady , 'Up or down ?'

There she went again, stripped off her clothes, and made wild passionate love to him again.

This really impressed the elderly gentleman, so he asked her to go fishing again the next day..

She said yes and there they were the next day, riding in the boat when they came upon the fork in river, and the elderly gentleman asked, 'Up or down ?'

The woman replied, 'Down.'

A little puzzled and disappointed, the gentleman guided the boat down the river when he came upon another fork in the river and he asked the lady,'Up or down ?'

She replied, 'Up.'

This really confused the gentleman so he asked,

'What's the deal? Yesterday, every time I asked you if you wanted to go up or down you made mad
passionate love to me. Now today, nothing!'

She replied, 'Well, yesterday I wasn't wearing
my hearing aid and I thought the choices were
fuck or drown


BACK IN ACTION

Posted: 13 May 2011 09:39 AM PDT

Blogger site has been down for more than 15 hours and posts for Thursday and Friday disappeared.

I am reposting the following posts just in case Blogger is not able to restore them. I am reproducing them from my RSS feeds.

Living Standards of the 21st Century
Posted: Wed, 11 May 2011 22:15:00 +0000
Our communication - Wireless

Our phones - Cordless

Our cooking - Fireless

Our food - Fatless

Our Sweets - Sugarless

Our labor - Effortless

Our relations - Fruitless

Our attitude - Careless

Our feelings - Heartless

Our politics - Shameless

Our education - Worthless

Our Mistakes - Countless

Our arguments - Baseless

Our youth - Jobless

Our Ladies - Topless

Our Boss - Brainless

Our Jobs - Thankless

Our Needs - Endless

Our situation - Hopeless

Our Income - Less & less

Our Hope - More and more???



The Clock
Posted: Thu, 12 May 2011 11:59:00 +0000
Thanks to CS who sent me the following post.

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS. CHECK THIS MIND BOGGLING INFORMATION. DON'T DELETE. SHARE IT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.




You've never seen a clock like this one. A storehouse of information and statistics!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CLOCK.

Sorry for this late posting. My part-time cleaner, who has been coming once a week for the past nine years, quit via sms and I have been deeply disappointed by the manner in which the arrangement was terminated. A fortnight ago, she informed me that she would only come once a fortnight and today, she messaged me and said she would not be coming because of the rain and when I called back, she did not pick up. Neither did she respond to my sms message. Life goes on. Nothing lasts forever...



How Smart is Your Right Foot?
Posted: Thu, 12 May 2011 14:08:00 +0000
This is hysterical. Freddie sent me this post. You have to try this. It is absolutely true. I guess there are some things that the brain cannot handle. You should have seen my husband and me trying to coordinate :-)our hand and leg movements.

HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?

You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds. I could not believe this! It is from an orthopaedic surgeon..This will confuse your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't. It is pre-programmed in your brain!



1. While sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.
.
Your foot will change direction!

I told you so! And there's nothing you can do about it!

You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.

Send this post to your friends to frustrate them too. :-)

Have fun and enjoy the rest of the evening. As usual, I am busy watching YouTube videos on eschatology....


My classmates: IMM (MMU) 1968 batch

Posted: 13 May 2011 04:11 AM PDT

Past Few Days In Taylor’s And Bandar Sunway

Posted: 13 May 2011 03:11 AM PDT

Yoyoyo guys, I am back, sorry for being MIA for about 2 weeks. I went back home to Penang last week and I am back to Bandar Sunway right now and the best part of all is I have done all the presentation needed in college! Say YAY! It had been many sleepless nights for me since last week, spending time till early morning in university and also in my room, slept for like couple of hours and was a zombie all the time.


Back to PENANG!!!

The tiredness payoff, it's fun, yet tiring. Though, it haven't comes to an end yet because I still have 2 submission to go, though need less hands on because both of them are computer work and 2 paper of examination coming next week then after that I am free like a bird, for at least 2 months.

This week is supposed to be a study break holiday, somehow lecturer moved the presentation to this week and I don't really get to spend time back in Penang. My coming back to college make me shock because stupid Taylor's University closes the back gate again and I have to drive my car into uni to park somewhere 1km away. Really pissed me off, moreover the weather was so hot past few days.

Had two presentations lately. I think I don't hate presentation because I want to be like Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs who deliver awesomely great keynote. He is my idol and he is my role model. Yet, I still need to learn more, crap more, only then I can be like him. Steve Jobs rocks. Presentation subject was about L

eon Batistta Alberti, some Renaissance Italian architect. Haha. Not bad, learned something about him.

Next was I spent a lot of time in my little rented room, I have moved out of hostel by the way, for quite some times. Taylor's University Hostel sucks to the max, don't stay. Unlike lastly where I spent most of the midnight in campus, I didn't for this week because I started off in my room so I want to end it in my room too.

Created a big mess in the room, super dirty, UHU glue, paper cutting, food, drinks everywhere but don't worry, it's clean now because it's over!

Finally, I created a model, and of course, several orthographic drawings. Two more assignments to go! Wish me luck! Have a nice day friends. =)


Brain drain: Understanding the root causes

Posted: 13 May 2011 01:35 AM PDT

Extracts from the MInsider, "Brain drain: Understanding the root causes" by Ronald Benjamin

  1. The World Bank official said that Malaysia would have had five times the FDI foreign direct investment if not for its discriminatory policy.
  2. a million skilled Malaysian workers left to overseas without any intention of coming back.
  3. Perkasa has claimed that even the Malays are leaving Malaysia due to the discrimination.

Politicians need to have the courage to take the nation along the right path — especially in creating an environment and cultural mindset for work excellence and in reducing the chronic brain drain.

Some of the problems include-

  1. ethnic and neo-liberal policies that favour big business,
  2. a low-cost labour pool,
  3. poor work culture among the workforce,
  4. the mismatch of supply from the education institutions and the needs of the market,
  5. and the gulf in power relations between the management and employees in the private sector.

These clearly show that development in here is basically:

  1. physical and material
  2. at the expense of human development
  3. resulting in a brain drain from the country.

The first thing that the government should do:

  1. is to conduct a serious survey of local perceptions of discriminatory policies
  2. to take a closer look at our education system and its content,
  3. which seems geared towards theories
  4. while failing to create well-rounded individuals capable of progress through intangible skills such as drive, desire, diplomacy, playfulness, humour, awareness and insight.
  5. There are co-curricular activities in schools that help in these skills,
  6. but are the teachers qualified
  7. and do they take interest in reigniting and explaining learning experiences to students after these activities?
  8. Understanding behaviour that creates success is vital,
  9. and teachers should be role models in facilitating such behaviour in schools. Are our current teachers in schools meeting these criteria?
  10. There is a preoccupation with ethnicity and religious ideology over meritocracy and excellence.

There is also the unresolved mismatch between the skills required by the private sector and the type of vocational training given in training institutes. 

  1. students have gone though robotics studies, but the majority of SMEs are still dependent on manually operated machines. How can skilled workers remain in the country when there are limited avenues to use their skills?
  2. workers lack the necessary culture of excellence to succeed. This is made difficult through a hierarchy-based management structure that is "top down" with wide power differentials and where there are no common goals between management and employees.
  3. Such power differentials in the private sector have prompted highly educated individuals who prefer a "flat" organisation with greater empowerment to leave the country.
  4. They leave behind disgruntled low-wage workers who do not feel a sense of belonging to their organisation and whose only concern centres around wages.
  5. Finally, it is vital to look at supply-and-demand and the resulting productivity of workers within ethnic groups in Malaysia that keeps wages low. We need to examine how the private sector employers evaluate their employees in terms of productivity and recruitment — and how ethnic perceptions come into play — and how these employees are paid accordingly.

This is where the missing link is when academics and government officials discuss increasing productivity, without elaborating on the mindset of employers on how they pay their workers.

Low wages are linked to low productivity

— Aliran.com. Ronald Benjamin is an Aliran member based in Ipoh.

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