Wednesday, April 30, 2008

from my recent penang trip

authorities are on full assault to attract more visitors to malaysia, welcoming everyone the chance absorb all the splendors this magnificent country has to offer.

and then you have absurdities like this still ......

hey you people sitting there at your thrones in the tourism all stupid one ah??? people work on weekdays and off on sundays one lar, dumb ass(es)!!!

on a separate note, what do you call a huge bird with a monster-dick sticking out from it's head?

like this....

" hey ma, i spotted a dick-head!!!!"

Friday, April 25, 2008

to my dearest gangbangers....

i start with a sincere apology to the gangbangers....for i couldnt find time to participate in the "Definitely Gang, Maybe Bang" exercise. i was extremely busy the whole week, and i didnt have the resources to blog about anything at all.

you see, we had a kick-ass movie outing+lunch meetup last week. all 16 kick-ass bloggers attended (17 if i count myself in..but i said "kick-ass blogger", which i'm not, coz i'm just a casual weekend blogger). right after the movie, our innit-guru yatz was hit with a bright idea. that got his brain juice flowing on overdrive......and the plan to tsunaminised innit was hatched.

everybody was highly enthusiastic about the grand idea, and couldnt wait to be on the offensive. thousands of pictures captured that day were traded over the internet so vigorously that i'm sure we fried several hotmail and gmail servers.

come D-Day. the innit board was at the mercy of the gang-bangers. for the first time in the history of innit, all top 10 posts were from the same 'source' and carried the same title.

1. pamsong
2. YapThomas
3. Yatz
4. David Cheong
5. amb3r1te
6. joshuaongys
7. Dillon
8. Choo Hwei Ming
9. aronil
10. Kellster
11. Narymama
12. Nigelais
13. Stanley
14. Randy Khoo
15. Aaron Ho
16. Michelle

it's an amazing feat. amazing how such a concerted effort between 'strangers' could make such an impact on the malaysian blogging community. bravo to you peeps. nigelais, you are my man-of-the-match, no doubt about that!

i love the internet. i love everything about blogging. and i love the blogging community that i am part of. especially the gangbangers. dont want to be corny.....but i had to say it..... I LOVE YOU ALL!!!! thanks for spicing up this old man's social life. :)

*you can stop puking now pam.......

Sunday, April 20, 2008

innit what?

blame it on my aging brain cells, and having the whole process accelerated by booze and late nights.

me no understand how to INNIT. apparently its like a god's gift to fellow bloggers to get traffic and stuff. and the outcome of yesterday's bloggers gangbang (aptly called genius lar wei) to have some tsunami thing going.....i was like..."hey, throw me a freaking bone wei..."

now i know why my dad doesnt know what i know i knew. (*scratches head*)

lets see if i remember all the names of my new buddies...

1. pamsong (garang....she wanted to take one of my limbs, like wtf?!)
2. yapthomas (spin doctor)
3. narymama (co-spin doctor)
4. aronilinora (drama queen....literally)
5. yatz (err....innit guru)
6. amy (sweet one)
7. joshuaong (coke tattoo on forearm)
8. michelle (with the kick-ass bluetooth earpiece)
9. the tall guy
10. nigel (this guy promised me chicks in bikinis)
11. davidc (the hamsap one)
12. kellster (the hyper one)
13. hweiming (no doubt..his is the longest)
14. the short-haired guy with specs......
15. the guy with the laptop......

see, i told you i am bad with names...and numbers........and names......and INNIT.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

chick flick

chick flick day this coming sunday. watching definitely maybe. being tinki's brainchild, i cant possibly say no, can i? that chick is garang. hahahahhaha........

talking about chick flicks, i highly highly recommend "sex is zero". its a korean movie, its not a recent movie, in fact i think it's at least 5 years old. this movie is undoubtedly my favorite korean movie. not that i watch alotta korean movies or dramas...but..still..i think "sex is zero" is great! got some minor nude scenes, but that doesnt distract the context of the movie as a romantic comedy.

oh yeah, i'm transferred outta the god forsaken town of gurun, to the regional HQ in alor star. the people here are great. office people and the townsfolk...gonna miss my days here.

but one thing i hate, really really hate is that some irresponsible traders are treating us like people mah....constructing massive infrastructure project not to treat like cash-cows? especially when it comes to food. we used to pay for rm2.50 for a generous helping of chap-fan (econ rice), but now have to pay for rm3.50-4.00. still bearable, but i think its not ethical lor. these people have tunnel vision when it comes to business.

wanted to purchase a laptop. was seriously scouting for a power one. sweetie-pie linora strongly insisted that i look up the xps series, which i did, and fell in love with instantly. i made some calls to dell, and got a great bargain for 1 customized 2.4C2D, 3GB ram, full spec 15" screen, and a 256mb dedicated graphics card, and all the standard sugar and spices....rm4545!!!! bargain or not?!!!??.........

alas, my kiamsiap-ness kicks in. and i negotiated myself to settle for ....nothing. extra cash in my pocket is better than one kick-ass machine with no extra cash in my pocket. there goes another rm4545 into my buy-myself-a-lamborghini-reventon fund. with another rm9,995,455 to go, the effort is rapidly gaining pace..........

entry on my most recent penang trip next.

p/s: ada siapa yang ada pergi ke tiesto mia parti next month?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

all in a day's work

this, is the old conventional railway system that has been the backbone of the malaysian transportation for the past century. beaten and unreliable, keretapi tanah melayu (ktmb) needs a complete revamp, fast!

to reach alor star from kuala lumpur by train, it takes 12-14 hours. snail pace by today's standards.

a single line (track) runs across the country, serving both the south bound train and the north bound train. imagine the lost-time when a train has to stop by the station to give passage way to the train coming from the opposite direction. hence, the need for a double tracking railway system, that has a dedicated track for each direction.

over the past decade, ktmb (the national train operator) has upgraded their locomotive. their flagship being the "blue tiger" loco. these massively powerful engines can churn out the power to pull 80 carriages at speeds of up to 160km/h!!! compare that to the conventional locos, which could only pull a measly 30-40 carriages.

alas, conventional rails are still founded on wooden sleepers, and the rail itself is inadequate to sustain the dynamic loading imposed by the speed and weight of a modern locomotive, the malaysian "blue tigers" are being grossly under-utilized until today, despite being put into service years ago!

this, my friends, is an electrified railway track. the most obvious difference is that you can see overhead cables running parallel above the track. these cable supply the electricity that propels the electric-trains, ie komuter EMU.

to give added strength to the railway tracks to sustain the load and capacity of the modern locomotives, the steel rails are substantially larger and tougher than the old ones. these rails are also founded on pre-stressed concrete sleepers instead of wooden ones. there is another trick to making a modern railway track, tho many would not understand the reasons behind this, and that is the steel rails are pre-stressed, and locked in tension. don't worry, i will share this information in my future entry.

earthworks, is probably the biggest chunk of work that we have to bite into. earthworks include the deforestation, stripping of earth, excavation of soil, and eventually the build up of the track embankment.

a bulldozer at work.

and some times, the clearing comes awfully close to people's backyards. this is of course the source of many concerns and complaints.

why do we need earthwork at the first place?

first, earthwork is like formatting your hard disk. you clear everything up within your boundary, and prepare a fresh canvas to start afresh.

secondly, the ground condition where we intend to have our embankment built is undesirable. too soft, too much organic matter, waterlogged, etc. so earthwork clears of of these unsuitable materials.

thirdly, earthwork carves the ground to the required dimensions and details. too high a slope? cut it away. too deep a trench? fill it up.

usually what follows after earthworks, is ground treatment. i shall elaborate further in my following entry. but a brief introduction on ground treatment......

ground treatment involves the methods of improving the strength of the ground. every element that sits on top of the ground, will exert a pressure on the ground. if the pressure is higher than what the ground can support, then the thing will sink into the ground, like this....

there are numerous methods of improving the ground condition. the controlling factors being the feasibility of such treatment, and ultimately the cost implication. best results at the cheapest price.

interesting things happen at site.

snakes are everywhere......many are caught and released.

animals, both domestic and wild roam freely all over the place. and the unfortunate ones caught in the head light of an oncoming train usually die a horrible death. there was this particular week sometime not too long ago, that had us wondering what have the cows been eating? 5 cows were killed by the train that week itself. i had a good look at the anatomy of a cow, i now know where my favorite cuts of meat is located in a cow.

*this one had it's head smashed up coz it attempted to copulate with one of my men's finger.

zipping around jungle clearings mean encounters with insects are aplenty; giant centipedes, millipedes, spiders, grasshoppers, etc.

gunung jerai of gurun. not bad for a work place eh?

Monday, April 7, 2008

not bad eh.....

VIRGO - The One that Waits
Dominant in relationships. Someone loves them right
now. Always wants the last word. Caring. Smart. Loud. Loyal. Easy to talk
to. Everything you ever wanted. Easy to please. The one and only.

SCORPIO - The Addict

EXTREMELY adorable. Intelligent. Loves to joke. Very Good
sense of humor. Energetic. Predict future. GREAT kisser. Always get
what they want. Attractive. Easy going. Loves being in long
relationships. Talkative. Romantic. Caring.

LIBRA - The Lame One

Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly,
fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you
will ever meet! however not the kind of person you wanna mess
with... u might end up crying...

ARIES - The Liar

Outgoing. Lovable. Spontaneous. Not one to mess with. Funny.
Excellent kisser EXTREMELY adorable. Loves relationships,
Addictive. Loud.

AQUARIUS - Does It In The Water

Trustworthy. Attractive. Great kisser. One of a kind. Loves
Being in long-term relationships. Extremely energetic. Unpredictable.
Will exceed your expectations. Not a Fighter, But will Knock
Your lights out.

GEMINI - Irresistible

Nice. Love is one of a kind. Great listeners Very Good in the
You know where... Lover not a fighter, but will still knock you
out. Trustworthy. Always happy. Loud. Talkative. Outgoing VERY
FORGIVING. Loves to make out. Has a beautiful smile.

LEO - The Lion

Great talker. Attractive and passionate. Laid back. Knows how to
have fun. Is really good at almost anything. Great kisser.
Unpredictable. Outgoing. Down to earth. Addictive. Attractive.
Loud. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Not one to
mess with. Rare to find. Good when found.

CANCER - The Cutie

MOST AMAZING KISSER. Very high appeal. Love is one of a kind.
Very romantic. Most caring person you will ever meet! Entirely
creative. Extremely random and proud of it. Freak. Spontaneous.
Great telling stories. Not a Fighter, But will Knock your lights
out if it comes down to it. Someone you should hold on to.

PISCES - The Partner for Life

Caring and kind. Smart. Center of attention. High appeal. Has
The last word. Good to find, hard to keep. Fun to be around. Extremely
weird but in a good way. Good Sense of Humor!!! Thoughtful. Always
gets what he or she wants. Loves to joke. Very popular.
Silly, fun and sweet.

CAPRICORN - The Passionate Lover

Love to bust. Nice. Sassy. Intelligent. Sexy. Predict future.
Irresistible. Loves being in long relationships. Great talker.
Always gets what he or she wants. Cool. Loves to own Gemini's
In sports. Extremely fun. Loves to joke. Smart.

TAURUS - The Tramp

Aggressive. Loves being in long relationships. Likes to give a
Good fight for what they want. Extremely outgoing. Loves to
Help people in times of need. Good kisser. Good personality.
Stubborn. A caring person. One of a kind. Not one to mess with. Are the
Most attractive people on earth!

SAGITTARIUS - The Promiscuous One

Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found.
Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give.
Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to
Everyone They meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly,
fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you
will ever meet! Amazing in the you know where..!!!
Not the kind of person you wanna mess with- you might end up

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Untold Stories about Guan Eng

Article reproduced with permission from

Untold Stories about Guan Eng

Untold Story about Guan Eng

I had written 2 paragraphs about my visit to Guan Eng when he was serving his sentence in Kajang Prison. I made that visit in October 1998 together with Chong Siew Chiang.I had merely written that during that visit in Kajang Prison, Chong Siew Chiang and I had a heart to heart talk with Guan Eng for 1 hr. 45 minutes in respect of his legal case which had cost him his freedom, political office, professional career, pension and much else besides.

I had said that it was a sad but eventful meeting. I was economical in my words.

There is one aspect of my visit to Guan Eng that day that I did not write about. Actually, I could not write about it, because it was so, so humiliating and sad. I did not write about it because Kit Siang did not want me to see it. But I did see what Kit Siang desperately tried to let me not see it.

Kit Siang was supposed to drive us to Kajang Prison. He was busy that morning and our departure from our HQ was delayed a little. Kit Siang was speeding like nobody’s business. When we arrived at the Prison, we “checked” in at the office. It was at this time that I saw the prisoners walking out in their prison uniform for row calls at the wardens’ office. They had to squat in rows, every time and every day that they did so, and the prison wardens would call their numbers.

As I walked in, I saw the familiar face of a prisoner with an unfamiliar crew hair cut. He was squatting at the front row. Both his hands were placed over the back of his head …

We had a split second eye contact but I pretended not to see … It was very dissimilar to those other cases when I was required to visit the prison as a lawyer.

Half an hour later, we met. Kit Siang did not join us. I would not know where he had gone to. Guan Eng started by saying that he wanted me to send a message to Party members and supporters in Sarawak not to despair over his fate. “Tell them that they can break my back, but they cannot break my soul.”

As we discussed his case, I knew that he was not well at all. He was pale and complained of body pain. He also complained that he had not consumed sufficient salt, the food being tasteless. We were worried that his fragile body won’t take him through. We were concerned about his safety in there. He assured us that the inmates there had treated him alright, that they all knew that he was wronged.

It was unbelievable that even when he was at the pit of his life, he had his heart for the Party members, in our case, the comrades in Sarawak.

We told him our view about the legal case. It was clear to us that he was fated to sit behind bars for another 10 months. He knew as much. Royal pardon was out of question.

As Kit Siang drove us away from the Kajang Prison, he made sure that we had a taste of the signature food of Kajang town – satay. At the coffee shop, Kit Siang greeted the town folks who wished him well and to remain strong, but in his leaner body frame, I saw the pains that he had endured. Political adversaries had long accused him of cronyism and nepotism, and the building of a Lim dynasty. The fate of his son losing everything after standing up for a Malay girl who was raped by a Chief Minister, and having to languish in jail for 18 months, showed the cruelty and venom of those accusations.

Siew Chiang was habouring many questions inside his chest and it took a long time for him to break his silence. He asked Kit Siang why he was speeding desperately this morning. Kit Siang then told us. He wanted to make it to the Prison before the row call. If we had made it in time, our meeting could begin, and Guan Eng would not have to take part in the row call. During the row calls, the prisoner had to squat in a row, hands behind the head … As the father, Kit Siang did not want us to see his son in that moment of ultimate humiliation.

Siew Chiang told Kit Siang that he did not see Guan Eng in the row. I said I did not also. Then Kit Siang told us where Guan Eng was squatted. He sped, because he had not wanted us to see the ultimate humiliation to his son.

But I had sinned with my eyes.

The signature satay was tasteless to me amidst cries of injustice that innocent people had to suffer.

On our way home, there was hardly any communication between us. Our hearts were heavier than lead. In my mind, I saw the flashes of a prisoner, hands behind his head, his face so familiar, squatting in the row like other inmates. I repeatedly asked myself whether Guan Eng deserved this. Why should I see that moment in his life when his father had wanted me not to? But that was what it was, for Guan Eng had to endure that humiliation for 365 days.

It was after midnight in Kuching not long after Guan Eng’s release. We had finished our party function and all were hungry for supper. We found a little place in order to replenish our tummies. There was no food left except plain porridge. I ordered some, teasing Guan Eng that the porridge must be better than what he was used to in Kajang. Guan Eng cursed me for reminding him of what he had gone through.

That day about 2 weeks ago, when I stood for photograph with YAB Lim Guan Eng behind his Chief Minister’s desk in Penang, I recalled what I had seen of this man. From a humiliated prisoner, he had been vindicated by the powers in the people’s hands.

Much that YAB Lim had never responded to anything I said about his less than glamorous times behind bars, he will always remember the ultimate humiliation that a person had gone through. He will know the true meaning of justice.

In less than 10 years, God has shown YAB Lim Guan Eng the way. May YAB Lim now shower mercy and love to the great people of Penang.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

penang penang...

in penang for the weekend.

only two things happen to me in penang. and none of either involves alcohol.

binge eating and hanging around.

people around me knows me loves food. food. and food. and for having a soft spot for assam laksa makes penang one of my favorite states to spend time in.

queensbay mall is the only mall in penang that passes my satisfaction benchmark. so, if its shopping or lepak-ing for me, it's gotta be queensbay mall.

some of my dearest friends call penang their home. and i shall call penang my political home. hehehehe..... god bless all penangites. and god bless penang.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

untitled II

how does it feel to have somebody love you back?

how does it feel to hold someone dear in your arms?

how does it feel to have the courage to stand up for who the one you love?

how does it love?