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.


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


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


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

Friday, February 15, 2013

You have mail

and she is coming to get you!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is...

when the boy despite his protests, still do all the silly poses the mommy asked him to do.

Happy Valentine's Day!

And yes, all the photos of bouquets of flowers my girl friends received in my FB wall is making me a little jealous. (>.<)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A simple celebration

35. I wish for everything lovely & wonderful.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year

May the Snake brings us everything nice!

Saturday, February 09, 2013


So the Year of the Snake is slithering in, in full speed.
(Wasn’t Christmas last week?)
While my mom and sister were busy discussing menus and everything yummy, I was busy trying to figure out the solution for, no, not world peace, but for people with mental attitude problems.
They are making life absolutely miserable these days.

The solution?
RUN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION WHENEVER YOU SEE ONE COMING because there is no cure for selfishness when mixed with delusions.


Every year, if you’re anything like me and my friends, this is when one would search for the “new year” horoscope readings. I have such nice friends who would even send me mine. SO, the first reading I read was excellent - Potential love, meeting new people, lots of money coming my way, good career, etc. The second reading was pretty much the same too. But the readings after that became all about work. And nothing else.


And my friend said it’s okay because I get to make money. ^__^ Funny friend I have.

I admit that when reading this horoscope thingy, the first thing I would read is LOVE. Don’t know if this is habit or I am just getting caught up with the age and the whole “I do not want to be the old lady and the cats, a lot of cats”, but everything else e.g. work, health and money becomes like, side dishes. I eat/read them because it is there.

If my love reading is great, then I am happy regardless if it is for real or not. It’s the anticipation of something MAY happen that makes me giddy with joy.

It’s the reunion dinner tonight and we’re having k fried chickens because they have no time to cook.
So much for all the planning huh?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Let's have a Kiki

I was taken aback when someone asked me if I am still actually watching the new season of Glee.
The reason was, Glee is lame.
What are we? High school kids?
One does not tell another what he or she watches, wear, eat, like, etc are lame.
Who made you the judges of what’s cool anyway?

Though I agree and the reason I watch Glee was more for the singing, I just smile and say Glee makes me ‘happy’.

 It does. 

Monday, February 04, 2013

no tear

People tell me how they cried while watching The Impossible, the movie about the family surviving the Tsunami. So I was fully prepared to cry my eyes out.

But, ladies and gentlemen, I, Angelicbug or also known as the "Waterworks" among my family, did not even shed a drop of tear.
It is official.
I am broken.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Father and son

This is super cuteness.

I know a good dad when I see one

first trip

Our first trip for 2013.
Surat Thani - Krabi in March.
And for the first time, Ekiel is coming along.

Now I just have to figure our way around.
And an elephant riding trip is a must.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I know what I want in life.
I just don’t know how to make that happen.
At this age, a change can be scary.
And the thought of failing, is even scarier.
Especially when there is an almost 8 year old who enjoys his McD, movies and arcade games.

This is the decision I made, the path I chose.
I always say if life gives you lemon, make margaritas.
But who’s bringing the tequila?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Everything and everyone is talking about marriage.
The gospel. Friend. Families. Movies. And Ekiel included.

He surprised me when he said he wants to get married at the age of 34.
And his menu includes meehoon and fish balls.
*rolls eye*

He also told me to marry a handsome man.
Like he will marry a pretty girl so they can have cute babies.
If I can’t get one, I can always “do” something about it.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Among the many things I have wished and asked for, the Universe decided to listen and combine my blabbing about editing my mobile phone book and needing another clean slate.

“Universe, can’t you tell it was a bluff?”

I got my phone back. EVERYTHING but my photos (thankfully) is gone. All the saved messages, my apps, the contact numbers that I kinda need soon were gone. They didn’t even say goodbye.

And yes, I have mentally kicked myself in the arse for not “backing up” my mobile.
One should not take this kind of things lightly.
Lesson learned. The hard way.

I am happy about the phone but sad that within my two weeks missing, I did not get a single sms nor missed calls.

So I am going to pretend, that this is the Universe’s way of telling me go out and meet new people.
You know what Universe?
Challenge accepted.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Here is a list of topics you can discuss.

- Weather
- Politics
- The Kardashians
- The economy
- Listen, listen, listen
- One Directions
- Taylor Swift's latest boyfriend
- The next general election date
- SW1M
- Memes

Don't waste your time talking about me.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

technology detox

After more than a week my mobile went immobile, I am beginning to think that I am insignificant after all. No one attempted to contact me via other channel of communication to see whether I am alive, or if I am okay or if I have eloped to a foreign country somewhere.

Sure, my family and colleagues see me every day.
But what about the rest?
Don’t they miss me?
Don’t they like me?

Maybe they know I am capable of taking care of myself.
Or maybe, because I am not the type to “keep in touch” so this “disappearance” is normal for them.

Oh well.
Maybe I should delete some of the phone numbers I have in my phone book anyway. Pretty sure at least 1/4 of those numbers are invalid by now. (^_^;)
Why do I keep those numbers I never called after all this year is beyond me as well.
Emergency purposes? (^o^)

The first few days were tough.
It felt like I lost a friend.
Someone who’ll entertain me when I am bored.
Someone whom I can turn to when I have questions.
It’s lame and even Ekiel notices it.
“Mommy, you look miserable without your HP”.

Now, I still feel miserable.
Ekiel is annoyed as I would call out for him every few minute to entertain me. (^__^)

I need to find a new hobby said the boy who whines about boredom (no Ipad as my brother is out of town) and ended up laying on the floor singing to himself while patting his tummy last night.

I think we need to detox ourselves.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Rubber Industry

I am usually not one to be dumbfounded when asked or shared weird questions or statements. I would usually “punch” back with sarcasm or humour. But that day, that day was one of those days where I was truly taken aback. Not only I did not anticipated the question, but I was very much uncertain on how to handle the matter *ahem* professionally in front of my colleagues.

It was a luncheon with two Korean men who were at work for site inspection. One of the guys Mr P was more outspoken and comical while the other, Mr L was more reserved. I am not sure what sort of impressions they have on us local, but judging from the conversation, they were very comfortable to talk and show “personal” things.

Mental, but whatever.

However, when I was busy promoting our local products, Mr P asked me about the rubber industry which I replied that rubber is one the nation’s biggest income. [I must admit I do not know this for a fact]. Then he asked me if Malaysian rubber is good. I of course replied, yes, we produce the best rubber. [Again, zero for my general knowledge but ten points for patriotism?].

He then asked me, “The latex? Is it good?

I thought I misheard him because of his slang.

”What is?” I asked.

“The latex? Is it good? Have you tried them?” he asked.

Everyone at the table kept quiet and looked at me.

Had any of my guy friends asked me that question, I would knock their head silly and replied with absurd questions like, “Why? Have you not tried one before?” But under this circumstance, I really didn’t know what to say.

So I politely nod my head and drink my Chinese Iced Tea for cover. I don’t even know why I nodded my head but it seems to be my current “defence mechanism” when want to avoid awkward situation (T.T) And to think I’ll be 35 this year. *sighs*

Was it cultural differences or Mr P was just a very straightforward man? I’ll just remember not to talk about the rubber industry anymore.

Friday, January 04, 2013

so far...

I commented about the mushy NY resolutions I read on my FB wall.
I have nothing against resolutions except for the fact that I never actually achieve any of them and thus am never bothered to make a list anymore.
Well the mushy stuff makes me gag, but knowing more than half of those statuses are bullshit makes me want to vomit blood.
But hey, if it makes them happy then I’ll just roll my eyes silently.

It is only the fourth and already my 2013 gone cuckoo.

My mobile decided to go into a coma.

Yesterday, I was in the toilet at work when I heard someone came in and did her business no 2. I was washing my hands when I heard her mumbling and suddenly, her door was opened. I freaked out when I saw an elderly Korean lady with her pants down sitting at the toilet bowl through the mirror. She just smiled and spoke to me in Korea.

If life was a movie, there will be a subtitle bubble above her head which says, “I am sorry. I was doing my business and I just realized there is no tissue paper in this stall. Can you get me some?”

Anyway, I do not need to know Korean to understand her. But for some reason, I keep bowing to her apologetically and handed her the tissue. I think I was more embarrassed than her.

Oh 2013. What are you doing?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

sour faces

Why do people always lose their cool and common sense during the holidays?
They can look forward to the season the whole year, and spoils it with their mood swings.
And it is my fault for losing my head because of them.

I’ll try harder next time.