Saturday, April 21, 2012

When will Malays wake up and smell the current reality, evil scheming of the opposition especially DAP

... racist DAP backed by Pakatan Rakyat are instigating them to be stubborn and demand things to be done their way only.

Sometimes, I don't understand what more do you guys (chinese) want? You want the Malays to share what's ours, but you never want to share yours with us. You want to take from us but you never want to give. In order to live in harmony, we have to give and take and not just take.

Simple examples:

1. Chinese employers would never promote a Malay to a Managerial level and above even if he is much more qualified and knowledgeabe than the rest of the Chinese employees. BUT, you want Malays to give higher ranks/posts to Chinese in government organizations.

2. Chinese-controlled banks would try hard not the help Malay entreprenuers BUT you want the government to help Chinese entrepreneurs all the same.

3. You want to be called Malaysian and to be treated the same as Bumis BUT you refuse to practice National Language, like a true Malaysian citizen.

4. You want to be called Malaysian BUT you never want to accept the history of this land - the historical facts of Tanah Melayu, Chinese relationship with Communism or your great ancestors history of migrating to this land.

5. You want UiTM to be opened to Chinese BUT you never want to abolish your racist schools that instill racism and separate your children from the Bumis and make it harder for us to accept you and vice versa. Deny all you want, but till you can tell the truth, there is no truce.

6. You want to be called a Malaysian BUT you don't really acknowledge our Sultan. In fact, you act as if the Sultan only belongs to the Malays and Chinese has nothing to do with them. I've met a Chinese who doesn't even know what Agong means.

The truth is, you don't want to be a Malaysian, you just want to have the country all to you. You don't want to embrace Malaysian culture, national language, perlembagaan and our history - YOU JUST WANT CHINESE TO RULE MALAYSIA AND BE THE PM. That's all you want, isn't it?

Do you really think the Australian would let the Chinese become the head of their country one fine day - in ten or twenty years from now when the Chinese bred all over Australia ? Or do you think the American can even imagine a Chinese President? Or British would accept an Indian PM?

Then why Malaysia must be different? Because you thought that Malays are inferior race and you are superior and therefore you should rule us???

You know, Chinese are very chauvinist. I know you know it but you don't care - that's how chauvinist you are.

My Australian cousin once expressed her hatred towards the Chinese for thinking of themselves as Australians just because their grandfather migrated there some time ago.

One American movie starred by Edie Murphy once insinuated that Chinese are really racist and hate every other races. It said that Chinese only treat others well when others can give them business.

And for Indians, my English colleague has once expressed his hatred towards Indians for behaving as if they belong in Britain more than the English themselves.

Maybe Chinese should learn some manners: You can't go to people's place and not respecting the host and expect the host to accept you as family.

The fact is: Chinese never respect others but expect others to respect them. Chinese never respect others cause its not included in their teachings and their culture. They will throw their elderlies in the old folk homes. They will leave their children in the care of the babysitters for all week. They don't believe in God, they just believe in money.


Then again, NOT ALL MALAYS ARE PERFECT TOO. Some Malays are really racist. They are mostly those in PAS but somehow for the sake of power (which actually belongs to DAP), they started to sound ridiculously open lately and not racist anymore.

I still remember how I defend the Chinese from PAS some time ago. This is because UMNO Malays used to be the ones that are not racist, until lately that they started to sound like it.

Why? Because they can't take it anymore with the Hindraf and Majlis Peguam and then, the Chinese not wanting to accept fact as being the immigrant - long time ago and purposely create havoc by jumping up and down for nothing.

There's nothing wrong with the fact, we all do accept that you are a Malaysian now but why can't you accept the Malaysian historical fact that your great ancestors are immigrant to this country? And why must you deny the fact of the social agreement? Why try to change history if you don't have any evil agenda towards the Malays and the country?

This NEP and Social Contract Agreement things are not worth a fuss. The Chinese are not satisfied with it. But then, the Malays are also not satisfied with a lot of things - especially the economy. We never blame the Chinese though, we accept the facts that Malays are not a good money maker as compared to you.

The NEP is not taking anything away from the Chinese, it's just merely trying to create a base for the Malays. If it fails, then what is your problem? It's the Malays problem.

It never give you any harm, the proof is that the Malaysian economy still belongs to you. Even you said so. So isn't that not enough? Why so greedy? You want more, you just want everything, right?

In a multi-racial country, you can't satisfy everybody, you can't make everybody happy. Malays are not satisfied, Chinese are not satisfied and Indians are not satisfied in different ways and issues.

That means that the system is doing an acceptable justice to everybody. If one of these three groups is truly satisfied, then, something must be wrong somewhere as it would surely means a great dissatisfaction of the other two groups.

You know, Malays are known as very tolerant people, that is why you are where you are today. But then, the Chinese started to assume that tolerant also means stupid and that is why you are trying so hard to take over everything from us.

Now, bear this in mind, that MALAYS WOULD OPENLY ACCEPT ANYBODY AS FAMILY AND SHARE EVERYTHING WITH THEM. But please, respect us, our rights, our limits. There is nothing in the world that has no limit accept the power of Allah.

So, when people are willing to share their belongings with you, you have to share yours with them too. You have to give and take, didn't your mother teach you that? Or does it only applies to your own kind????

Now, I don't like all these racial discussions. I would love to have equality with all Malaysians - with a condition that they are truly Malaysian by heart, in culture, language, history, education... and everything.

Enough said. Now, why don't we just unite and get rid of Dollah Badawi once and for all, and we can continue to live in harmony again.

About Dato' Ahmad Ismail - if anybody want him to apologize then show us prove that the Chinese great -great-great grandfathers are not immigrants to this country once upon a time ago. Fair, right?

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bad days...again

Still coughing like crazy. It's now been a whole month. Have had numerous types of meds. There were pills, syrups, and even puffs. Nothing works so far. The last time I've had this same bad prolonged coughs was last 2010. It was just as bad. Went to a specialist at SJMC, he said I was asthmatic (?) But not those kind where you're easily outta breath say when doing a cardio work-out. I was having asthma because of my prolonged coughs. Thus, was only prescribed ventolin, but I didn't think it has any effects on me.

This time around, my coughing seemed to be contagious and already affecting my 3 y.o. daughter. Our nights these past of late has been like a rivalry who-coughs-louder-or-baddest of same sort, the coughing usually gets more intense during the nights or early in the morning.

Again, went to seek med help, but to the same frustration I've had in 2010 - docs said it's again just coughs that's probably having the same tendency as asthmatic.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Can we live without Facebook?

“I come from Cyberspace, the New Home of the Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone...” At least, that was the contention from cyber guru John Perry Barlow when he gave the ‘Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace’ back in 1996 encompassing all mystical hopes and potentials surrounding the emergence of Internet- undoubtedly one of the best technological marvel of the twenty first centuries. Over a decade’s past, we now have more than we bargain for of all things connected in the cyberspace.

Yes, the world has become smaller it seems, shrinking into bytes and bits, compressed into the complexity of the realm. A place of everything or anything can be found by anyone from everywhere at the touch of the fingertips, literally. We’ve become so dependent on Internet that many of us could hardly get on with our lives without it.

From Google to Facebook- the humans have transferred their reality onto another ‘reality’ that is the cyberspace, granting people access to it, interconnected and interactive. You can be in your pyjamas and doing your shopping, you can lay on the bed and pay your bills, you could talk for hours via Skype with friends from across the world with a minimum pay or you can download books in between sipping coffee and catching that latest news online – all done without the fuss of leaving the comfort of your home. These chores that conventionally needed us to physically move around, now goes virtual. It makes our life easier.

But, nothing beats the ingenuity of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation – Facebook. Although, Facebook is not the first of its kind, there were earlier social media networking sites such as Myspace, Hi5 or Friendster; but Facebook’s international stardom arguably the world’s largest and most widespread. Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has seen incredible growth into creating 770 billion page views per month and in 2010 estimations, United States topping the chart for having most active user at a staggering 130 million while Malaysia with 12 million and these numbers are increasing (world

Today, it is so common to have a Facebook account that not having one makes a person committing almost a capital sin in the holy book of societal status. “Wait, you don’t have one? What centuries are you living in?”- One of the many probable insensitive remarks for those who dare to ‘defy’ the societal conformity. That’s how the pressure of digital age has come to when it comes to having a Facebook account. Most people got so hook on it that that is the first sites they log into when turning on their computers or worse, when they wake in the morning – with so much excitement to answer the one question from Facebook which is “What’s on your mind?”The answer will be posted as ‘statuses’ for the account holder. It has become such a rage, that many cracked their minds to come up with ‘attractive’ statuses with hopes of triggering high numbers of comments and likes from fellow Facebookers. Every other minute thing you possibly imagine is posted, informing the world to see. Some become such addicts, that they even log in Facebook while in the restrooms to pass time. Others only consider buying new gadgets if it has Facebook apps.

Your societal esteem are being perceived (or reduced) in terms of how many friends you have, how many accounts you own, how many comments you get every time you post something be it in pictures, videos, statuses, or notes. Facebook has surely changed the way we live our lives. It’s so convenient and all encompassing – from being a diary, to calendar, societal status yardstick, business platforms, finding soul mates, a money saver for those on tight budgets to send off wedding invitation cards, tool for staying in touch or rekindling old friends (or flames?) and the list goes on. Then, there are the privacy issues. People that are your friends get infinite access to your private lives. But, luckily Facebook allows us to mend these privacy issues with quaint applications to restrict or block any users that we wish.

Facebook has indeed taken the world by storm. However, with so many networking sites that have become ‘fossilized’ in the past (Friendster now is a gaming network with avatars replacing your face!) one wonders if Facebook is just another fad.
Whilst it is growing, many early Facebookers have ‘moved’ to another micro social media networking sites namely Twitter. Boredom been cited as main reasons these once Facebook ‘loyalists’ defection. Hence, the question arises: Will Facebook fades away or stays? For the cynics (or maybe they just haven’t tried Facebook) they might be pessimistic for the future of Facebook. To the avid users, those who cannot seem to live without Facebook, may wish for the sites to stay on running forever. But, one thing remains for a fact- technology is ever changing the same way media consumption’s changing.

Before the prevalence of the Internet, people relied on the conventional way as tool of communications. And just like every other media, there is always good and bad to it. For that, it boils down to us- as the end users to choose and use wisely the many social networks we can sign up to, and in the case of Facebook – brace for a future without it and no, you won’t die if Mark Zuckerberg finally decided to shut down the sites- then again, that is unlikely as his creation reportedly valued at $100 billion IPO by Wall Street Journal last July.

PS: This was something I wrote at the request of my younger sis for her application on something. It was somewhere around late last year, but I decided to put it up here just because...I can.