Tuesday, June 24, 2008

one of my most favorite songs

Edwin McCain's I Couldn't Ask for More

Lying here with you, listening to the rain.
Smiling just to see a smile upon your face.
And these are the moments I'll remember all my life.
I found all I've waited for and I could not ask for more.
Looking in your eyes, seeing all I need.
Girl, I think you are it's everything to me.
These are the moments I know heaven must exist.
These are the moments I know all I need is this.
I have all I've waited for and I could not ask for more.

I could not ask for more than this time together.
I couldn't ask for more that this time with you.
Every breath has been answered. Every dream that has come through.
Yeah, right here in this moment, it's that we're all meant to be.
(Oh) here with you, here with me.

And these are the moments I thank God that I'm alive.
And these are the moments I'll remember all my life.
I've got all I've waited for and I could not ask for more.

[Repeat Reff]

I could not ask for more than the love you gave me
cos it's all I've waited for.
And I could not ask for more.


what used to be the song that encapsulates all the feelings in my heart....

now becomes the reminder of what was....

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Roaring My Way to Nuffnang Wild ‘Live’ Blogging

ok...wildlife...geez. just make sure no poachers are around the vicinity of the venue please will ya?

when nuffnang revealed the theme for the upcoming event.......i was suddenly hit with the most elaborate idea!!! dress to KILL!!! i will come up....no, i actually came up with the most elaborate costume(s) that would GUARANTEE me the xps lappy.

then reality hit me. "siao ah? where got time?"

my current workload would require me to check through at least 100 pieces of documents a day, scream at at least 5 people, kena sound by at least 5 people, write/receive at least 50 emails a day, converse at least 2 hours on the phone a day, run at least 2km in the office a day, scrutinize through financial/contract accounts in the millions, read and approve at least 10 reports a day.........etc etc......

how lah got time to make a true to size blue whale costume?...and the logistics would be absolutely crazy....need to send to KL from alor star wor!!

sigh........i am gonna disappoint so many people.

but fret not!!! give me a pass, and i shall not disappoint any of you peeps!!!!

my brain juice started flowing, albeit not much left from the day's work. i decided to come up with something, that could take advantage of what i already have most in my body! see, smart or not?

wisdom tells me i wont be able to pull off a costume like this lar......

now, apart from hair and the curly stuff which you can basically find on every square inch of my body, and luckily not on my eyes and tongue..the next most 'element' that you can find in abundance on my body is.......FATS!!!! i swear those didnt come from what i eat!!!

uh ha!! the first component of my costume is already 'ready'..now, lets see what animals share my trait...........

so i can probably dress up like....

a warthog!!!!

i am a grumpy old man...choohweiming can attest to that....as he kept approaching me during the summer splash '08 to tell me...

"eh uncle...why look sooo grumpy?!?! smile a bit lah.."

"i thought there will be nudity?"....i replied

hey, that's my neck!!! and i think this is grumpy-ness to the max!!!
but i aint wearing a collar!! no no....no collar...some homos' gonna catch me for their bdsm shit!! aint gonna happen!!!

what about a hippo?

huge? check....fat?check....grumpy face? check...
crocked teeth?...no....


i could only think of one way of dressing up like an elephant.....
it's gonna drive many girls wild, but it's not gonna be a pretty sight...

apt, since my name in chinese means 'bear'...maybe this is it?

hey.....i have a better idea for a costume!!! i know....i know...


wait till you see what i am coming in as!!!! hahahahahah

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Patrick Teoh's take on the recent Fuel Hike

A well written article by Mr Patrick Teoh.

Advice, advice everywhere
It always happens. Haven't you noticed? Whenever there is a price increase. Of anything. Commodities. Fuel. School fees. Whatever. That is soon followed by a barrage of advice. Mostly from our politicians and most times echoed by our mainstream media boys who do sometimes get independantly creative too.

So, the price of petrol has gone up by more than 40%. Electricity tariffs are also up. And of course the price of EVERYTHING will be up soon enough. And so the advice brigade go to work.

Change your lifestyle is an ever-popular piece. We've been told to change our lifestyle so often by our government that to change some more would probably mean that we actually go live in trees and eat roots and grasses.

Here's a new one. At least I don't remember having heard it before...

"[People] need to be thrifty in their life. If they have some spare land near their house, they can start planting vegetables. For those staying in high-rise like apartments, they can use the pots or the hydroponics method". This great piece of advice was mouthed off by Mohd. Yusuf Abdul Rahman, the communications director of FOMCA.

Spare land near their houses to plant vegetables???!!! High-rise apartment dwellers to plant using hydrpponics method???!!! Where's this guy been the past 24 years? So in addition to having to work 8-10 hours a day and fight traffic commuting while burning fuel you can't afford you're expected to come home, change into your sarong and go be a farmer???!!! Anyway, any law-abiding Malaysian will tell you that soon's your vegetable patch is ready for harvest DBKL will pay you a visit, confiscate your vegetables for unlicensed farming and issue you a summons to appear in court!

And today's STAR carried a whole list of what you should do to save fuel while using your car. One of the "tips" given was that we should drive with our windows closed as open windows create wind drag which would require more burning of fuel to propel the vehicle. Well, thank you all over the place, Mr. Wong Chun Wai and your creative writers. Drive with closed windows? Wouldn't that mean that we would have to turn on air-conditioning and wouldn't that translate into using more fuel? Or are you suggesting that Malaysians drive with car windows closed and no air-conditioning? You can't be serious! Really? You try it first la.

A question that I would like to ask anyone of you out there who know is this. Didn't the government say earlier that the fuel subsidy issue was going to solved in a way that would tax the rich and help the poor? So what happened ah? I thought the bigger the car you drive the more you pay. So now the price of petrol is RM2.70 for everyone. So I am a poor working slob driving a Kancil and barely making ends meet and I pay the same price as the baarger who is chauffeured around in a 3,500cc petrol guzzling monster who vacations in the Bahamas twice a year? So okay, he doesn't get the RM625 annual rebate. Big fucking deal! That's RM1.71 a day. That won't buy me a kopi-O once the full impact of the price increases kicks in. So what happened there? Aiyah! Too complicated la to have 2 systems la. So everybody kena la. Of course some kena worse than others la. But don't demonstrate, okay? Thank you ah.

A commentor on the other post here said......start doing something about the whole situation instead of whining like babies! What good does it bring lahhh.... We all angry, mogok dont come to work, strike, then what? Got difference ar? The first thing to change is not govt but our attitudes.

Well, thank you for that piece of advice!!! You obviously are missing the point. Sure we should start doing something about it. What? Live with it? Say, okay what to do la? Thank you very much.

It is this type of attitude that needs changing.Am I angry because price of fuel has increased? Am I angry that the government no longer subsidises fuel prices? No. I am angry because of how I as a Malaysian citizen has been treated in the whole scheme of this price increase thing. Instead of giving me ample warning and advising me on proper steps and precautions to take and giving me a target date to prepare for the impending crunch they say..SURPRISE! CAUGHT YA THERE! HAHAHAHAHA...

And I am supposed to find that amusing? And what's with the fucking advice?


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

MALAYSIA BOLEH ............................my head!

why are we 'burdened' with expensive fuel when we are a net exporter of crude petroleum, TOP GRADE petroleum.....?

why are we 'forced' into buying locally made cars of sub-standard quality at such a high price?

why are we 'forced' into paying for tolled highways which cause more headaches than helping solve them?

why are our highways, built with tax-payers money, maintained by tax-payers' money, earning buta toll money, still need to be compensated with tax-payers' money?? 

why is corruption so notoriously rampant, yet the gomen still have the face to deny it, let alone act on it?

why are gomen contracts are only 'given' to the 'privileged' few, yet they deny nepotism and cronyism exist?

why are citizens made to pay ridiculous amount of tax, yet we virtually get nothing in return?

why are there so many citizens still being denied of their citizen's rights for equal chances in this country they call home?

why are the politicians so stupid yet they still garnered controlling votes in the last GE?

why are we getting such low incomes, relative to our counterparts in other countries? ie, a design engineer in UK earns euro4,000 and she pays euro6,000 for an imported car: a design engineer earns rm3,000 in malaysia, and he pays for rm60,000 for a locally made car. where is the logic?

malaysia is made into a parody of a country, by the incompetency of the ruling party that we should have ousted in the last GE.........now we pay....dearly.