Tastefully arrogant …

Its “funny” that sometimes one is too shy to be proud of what they have or what they have accomplished.

Too humble  ?
Well, sometimes,  humility is not a strength.

Stylish and “classy-arrogance” may be needed to get noticed.

Believe in your YELLOW umbrella and “shout” to everyone that it is indeed the greatest colour and only those with exquisite taste can appreciate it.

2  points ….
–  believe in YOURSELF & what you have
–  a slight tinge of arrogance may be needed to promote YOU.

Finally, if you do not have a yellow umbrella, perhaps you should make one.

She is Kamala …

She is Kamala …..

The news repeating again and again that “Kamala is the FIRST WOMAN OF COLOR”  to fill the VP chair  and that  “this is a victory for black women” is really sad.

She is Kamala Harris.
Praise her, focus on her credentials and qualities.

Why is there a need to emphasize  so much of her “color”? Isn’t this “encouraging” racial polarization in modern America ?

Just treat her as a well deserving “human being” elected by the people …..regardless of race, gender, religion and color.

Way of life …

How does one tell one’s daughter to use less of her mobile phone when he himself has heightened the usage of his own handphone in this Covid19 lockdown ?


Over the past few years, we seem to have acknowledged the fact that children growing up today are spending too much time on their mobile phones. The “people to people” interaction seem to be missing significantly. 

Most social interaction and activities are done through their mobiles. Chatting, gaming, shopping, googling, posting about themselves (and others)  and even just merely “scrolling to see what others are doing” have become a daily favorite hobby weekdays or weekends alike. Some are even expressing that being online is a relaxing therapy and they can be stressed up if they have no access to Instagram, FB or WA.


Is this an unhealthy way of growing up ? Or are we just being old-fashion stuck in our own minds on how the future generation should behave ? Did we experience Gojek, Tokopedia and Grab when we were growing up years ago ? Did we ever imagine we could ever be “prisoners”  to the wrath of the Covid19  ?


Humbled by the current situation and reality, who are we to judge ? How can we ever predict and dictate what is best for our children in this one single aspect of life on their “need and addiction to mobile phones” ?

2018 – Thank You

You taught me well
You took care of me
You guided me
You showed me REALITY

You blessed my family and I
With laughter, happiness, togetherness
To love and to be loved

You made me great friends
Showed me who they truly are
Their kindness and their compassion
You showed me “pretenders” too

For my shortcomings, I will improve
Should I have hurt someone – Sorry !!

Most importantly, 2018
You woke me up
Made me realize
What is important
What it means to be ME
To do what has to be done
To be a kind human being
And not live behind a mask

GE-14 (Malaysia in History 9-10 May 2018)

 

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What an amazing victory for Malaysians.
The country now belongs to YOU again.
Democracy prevails and Malaysia stands tall with pride showing the world what true “Nationalism” is all about and how CIVILIZED  you are in your journey and actions leading to a new Government.
You have fought from your hearts for your beloved country. No act of violence. No bloodshed. No handouts. All you had was your spirit, your will and your  mutual respect for each others’ race and religion ; united into one Pakatan Harapan with one sincere burning desire to better your country.
Congratulations.
The world can learn so much from you.
  1. To never undermine the minority races who were born and raised in your own country. Worst yet to make them feel threatened and unwanted. Bear in mind, the Chinese, Indians fought alongside Bumiputeras to win independence in 1957.
  2. Today, people are intelligent. Malaysians are intelligent. No longer can “cheap empty promises” nor insulting negative-degrading remarks can win the minds and hearts of the rakyat. The rakyat yearns to see real meaningful progress and action. The rakyat are compassionate, humane and able to differentiate between truth and lies. Hypocritical, arrogant and empty headed leaders have no place here. Certainly, the country has no place for anyone calling a minority race “Cina Babi”.
  3. Money is NOT everything. The ex-PM offered money. A crown prince of a certain state gave out money for a one day “supermarket shopping spree” to vote for BN. Yet, after all the above, BN lost. Instead, the rakyat who were supporters of PH were not given a single cent. They came out in strength and in spirit to support Tun M and PH. They guarded the voting venues, organized talks and some were even jailed for their actions despite committing no crime. The rakyat merely wanted their freedom and fair governance by law and order ; avoiding discrimination, insults, inequality and leaders abusing the constitution amassing riches for their own selfish gains using tax payers’ money.
  1. The power of communication on social media and digital mode. The power of “writings” and the speed of spreading news have made the rakyat more aware and knowledgeable. Instantaneously, important happenings/news/findings with pictures can reach millions of rakyat in the country. And praise GOD that intelligent Malaysians can differentiate what was true and what was not. Further, international neutral news media also brought in information contradicting reports  which were totally misconstrued by the local Malaysian media controlled by the ex-PM.
  2. The ex-PM (Bumiputera) was using religion and race to disunite the country. Najib created fear that Malays will be marginalized if PH won. Malaysian Malays thus needed another proven Bumiputera leader to counter and neutralize this issue. Tun M is exactly the person needed for this task. He erased these fears by convincing the Malays and Muslims that their rights will not be taken away and that Malaysians shall live harmoniously together supporting one another to rebuild the country. All Malays, Chinese and Indians will have their rights in this country.
  1. Lastly, it is ultimately the MALAYSIAN RAKYAT who made this PH victory possible. Without the votes, without the perseverance, without the vigilance, BN will still be in power. You (the rakyat)  have had a crucial role to play and you played it well
Watching (on Channel News Asia) this whole event from a far, I cannot help but truly respect Tun Mahathir. For a 92 year old man – his wit, energy, focus, alertness, stamina, charm and memory are second to no one. It was simply inspiring and admirable. What a great leader !!
I also noted that all of Tun M’s speeches and press conferences were conducted not in the national language of Malaysia (Bahasa Malaysia) but instead in English. It demonstrated Tun M’s recognition of the English language to be the medium for international communication – for this historical event; as it was televised worldwide. In most countries, election victory speeches are normally given in their own respective national language. It showed to the world that Malaysia is indeed an English speaking nation.
Congratulations once again to all Malaysians.
Though I am now living in another country, my heart still has deep feelings for the place where I was born, raised and grew up in. My friends are still in Malaysia and I cannot help but feel ecstatic for them. I had tears and goose bumps when I saw the live telecast of Tun M’s press conference after his installation from the Istana.
The days of 9-10 May 2018 was certainly HISTORICAL and will be a beautiful story for Malaysians to tell your future generation !!! Malay, Chinese, Indians – you are all MALAYSIANS and you stand united fighting for a better future.
To my school mates of STAR 1 and EC,  Ramli, Ridzwan, Zainal, Fauzi, Khair, Khairol, Jeevan, Alvin, Jerry, Verayan, we are now in our fifties. It feels like the 70s again where we were all great friends regardless of our race or religion and having our daily euphoria playing football in tennis courts.
And a special tribute to our late Cikgu Roseana who taught us so well to be Malaysians ; regardless of our race. We love you maam.
Going back to our assembly hall, everyone can now sing  NEGARA KU with pride and gusto once again.
NEGARAKU
TANAH TUMPAHNYA DARAH KU
RAKYAT HIDUP, BERSATU DAN MAJU
Salam Muhibah,
Once a Malaysian …….

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