Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A wet Wed evening.

I am still here.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Courteous and Honorable


Recently, a friend asked in Twitter if anyone could recite the Rukun Negara.
I could.
She calls me patriotic.
[‘-_-]

For 11 years of my schooling life, I recite it every Monday morning during the school assembly. How can one not memorized it for life?

After the GE13, with everything said and done, and the, what I can only described as “madness” happening thereafter, I cannot stop thinking about the Rukun Negara.  The unbelievable racial statements, the accusations, conspiracy theories, etc from BOTH sides are heartbreaking. More so when it was made by people I personally know.  

I understand the tension. I really do.

However, we Malaysians are well known as the multi-racial country living in peace and harmony as one nation. Heck, we even boast about this fact out loud. Other countries respected and commended us for our unity.

And I am always so proud to share this with all the foreign people I meet at work.
I am proud to be Malaysian.

Unfortunately, our “insensitivity” and our ikut perasaan blogs, comments, statuses and tweets, may fracture this unique and beautiful bond.

Kesopanan & Kesusilaan.
We are a courteous and honorable nation.
So, let’s keep it that way. 

The GE process went smoothly. I was nervous for nothing! (^_^)


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Election Fever


Though most of my friends (and people on my FB wall and Twitter) are passionate about the whole GE13, there are a few of us who are quite sceptical about the whole thing.

It is not that I do not care about this country and I do not want what is best for the future generation as it does involves my son (and some people used this against me) I still believe the election is about picking the lesser of two evils.

I truly do; simply based on the things I read and hear. Some political party supporter tells me not to believe everything, but that my point is exactly.

What is the truth?
Whom can I trust?
Who is sincere about making this nation a better place?
Who is humble enough to serve the country?

I also don’t understand the direction of their political campaign gimmick.
If you vote us, we will give you this and that.
But the things they promised are basic stuff; better roads, affordable homes, fair education, etc.

What I want to know is; why didn’t they do/provide all this the last decades?
They had plenty of time to prove themselves.

The way they attack the other party using “scare” tactics openly is just so sad.
Not as sad as the begging technique though.
 If you “sayang” me, you will vote for me.
I have an annoying ex who does exactly that.
Not pretty.

And the other one, well...

Yes, we need change but do they really have what it takes?
With all the changes they will make, how will it affect everyone?
I am not saying the current situation is great, but it could be a lot worse no?
Besides, one does not make changes without affecting anything.

Will that change work for Sabah?

We’ve tried “change” (every other year) at one point, but that didn’t turn out well.
So, that “change” got changed.

Besides, change has to start from yourself.
You want to change the world, and yet, your attitude and behaviour has not changed.

How?

Even within one party, people are fighting for the bigger “share”.
Like those independent candidates who were not nominated through their party.

How sure you that these combined parties will not end up fighting for the “bigger pie” positions later?

The commonality I find is how religion and ethnic group issues are brought into all this madness.
It is so frustrating.

I do not want a government who treats me like I am an idiot.
I do not want a government who is all talk but no action.

Maybe my dad is right.
Pick the candidate who will try their damnest best to make a difference, no matter which political party they belong to. Pick who YOU believe in. 

and by the way, your vote is CONFIDENTIAL. So stop asking me!

On another note, I am quite nervous as this will be my first voting.
Guess who will be trailing behind her dad like a lost chicken this Sunday at the polling station?

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Today



Some people asked me how can I so calm and diplomatic with the current situation in Sabah.
Because panicking and believing everything people tell me would not do anyone any good.

The best we can do is to keep calm, stay sensible and be safe.

I hope this ends soon.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I am not vain...



I just really do not know what to do with compliments. A friend actually said, "You're welcome" before I even said "Thank you". It was awkward and embarrassing. ('-__-)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

politic


Everyone is busy “discussing” about GE these days. Those who are, fanatical, would try to shove their idealism down your throat, and they are those who are more, civilized, share their view of the matter reasonably.

Everyone has the freedom to vote whomever they think is right.

My only question is; how sure are you with what you know?

One thing for certain, you cannot believe everything you see, hear or read these days. The truth has been tainted so much, it becomes a joke.

And I have a BIG problem with the “bribery-style” vote-fishing method used by EVERYONE. Maybe it was badly rephrased by some people, but this is exactly what I am talking about.

How would we know what the truth is?

Like the LD incident, I have heard so many “theories” you can actually make a 3-hour movie out of it. Of course I am concerned about the incident, but to blindly take out your weapons and fight is not a very bright thing to do. Neither is sitting around pretending it didn’t happened. The relevant people, whom the people trusted and voted as well as those who pledged to make this country safe, should have taken better measures when addressing this issue.

By the way, with all the “high-tech” gadgets, etc, how can one miss a group of 100 people crossing your border? So, maybe they come separately, which will take them weeks if not days to get everyone in but didn’t anyone find them suspicious? Come on. A big group of unknown people gather in a small location-tell me how is this not fishy? What did they think? They were there for sightseeing?

But one thing I do know that, this GE will be a very interesting one indeed. I have friends who are rallying friends staying out of the country to come back and make a difference.

And here I am still undecided.
All I want is a safe and prosperous country. A country that promotes respect, love and unity among its multi-racial and multi-religion people.

It is not so much about the party, but it is the candidates I am worried about. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013