Wednesday, November 23, 2005

What Humbug!

Read this today....

"Kosmo! reported on the trend of using words like “diva” and “idol.”
The paper quoted academician Prof Datuk Dr Zainal Kling as saying that such terminologies carried meanings that were against Islam.
Dr Zainal, a lecturer at Universiti Malaya’s Sociology and Anthropology Department, said “diva” meant deity while “idol” referred to a worshipped object that was condoned by those of other faiths.
“We find that 'diva' and 'idol' are popular in the media, particularly when they refer to local artistes who are popular among the masses,” he said during a discussion at a national seminar on cultural thinking and Islam at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka on Sunday.
He advised the media to refrain from using such words and to find other more appropriate terms which were not against the Islamic faith."


All I can say is, there is someone weird teaching in UM. With this kind of petty mentality, it is little wonder that UM is ranked 169th in the world......

AMEN.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Calling Musicians!

Ok, here is the deal.

I'm seriously looking to set up a Chamber Music group. So, if you can decently OR knows someone who can decently play the violin, viola or cello - do get in touch with me.

Not doing this for money......just for fun. Cheers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Not Quite Right

Guess what? The RM1 million wedding is not "legal" after all. Oh dear. Case of "seronok sendiri"?

Actually, as much as I think the couple is somewhat silly for drawing all that unnecessary attention on to themselves, I do think that it is somewhat "unfair" (for lack of a better word) to block their "unholy matrimony".

Apparently, the bride is still listed as "Lelaki"on his/her IC - which in turn "copies" the gender from one's Birthcert. So, if you are born male, THAT'S IT. FINITO - legally speaking. Thus, no way the bridegroom can be married to someone who is legally a LELAKI.

Ok, to me, it's bullocks. Birthcerts are "as is" statements. People change in life. Your height and weight change from birth. Your religion can change. Heck, you can even change your name. So, why not your sex?!?!?!?!

Your IC should reflect WHO YOU ARE NOW - not the infant that can hardly say "gugugagawawa".

So I say, let's bring our IC policies into the 21st Century.

One more thing, would be nice to see what the Ministry of Women, Family yadda yadda has to say about this.

Interesting.

Monday, November 14, 2005

RM1 Million Wedding!

"Million ringgit fairy-tale wedding the talk of the town

BY JACK WONG
KUCHING: His love melted her heart. Jessie Chung agreed to marry her Ipoh beau Joshua Beh after his sixth proposal.


Chung is no celebrity but her wedding to Beh, an accountant, is the talk of the town and has attracted hordes of pressmen here and from Singapore.

The high-profile wedding is believed to be the first of its kind in the country – the stunning bride was born a male here more than 30 years ago.

Chung, whose original name was Jeffrey, underwent three major operations to become a woman three years ago. "


Wau....RM1 million for a wedding!? In Kuching at that! Seriously, RM1 million in Kuching for ANY reception is a big big thing.

But aiyah... RM1 million includes RM700K for bridal home and RM300K for a bridal car they bought. Like that issit? No big deal lar.

In fact, I think this couple is a bit "dunggu" - paying RM40K for bridal photos. Reads "rip off"!!! Big time.

Anyway, maybe it is just their way of being charitable.

Weird stuff. Read here for more.

By the way, I am not marrying a man - not even for RM1 million. Amen.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Getting Older

Today, I woke up really trashed. Don't know why, but felt like I haven't slept at all. Terribly dull head with constant yawning. My eyes felt puffy and watery. Breaking out in cold sweat.

I hate this feeling. Just made me feel like I want to go back to bed and will the pain away.

I don't think I'm actually sick. Perhaps work pressure and stress is getting to me. Never thought I would say this. Work pressure?! Haha.... but it's now no laughing matter. Over the holidays, an uncle who happened to be a doctor, took my pressure readings, and indeed, it was on the high side.

It is sad you know. I enjoy my work. I enjoy the "pressure". I cannot bring myself to believe that the pressure can actually kill me! Am I that weak? Me suffering from stress??! I refuse to acknowledge that I may suffer from stress. Heck, I get a rush from the pressure! Keeps me focused and sharp.

So, am now seriously considering Tai Chi or Chi Qong to overcome this.

Sigh, yup I know - perhaps it's a sign that I AM just getting older...........sucks.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Funny?















What on earth??

Ok, front page news : EXPOSED ON THE NET

Lovely, now "report cards" of rogue housing developers will be posted on the Internet at http://www.kpkt.gov.my. Except what do I get when I click on the link?






So fast April Fool already ah?!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Ain't Coming Down?

Back from the LOOOOOooooong hols! In a strange way, it's good to feel "productive" once more.

Ok, I have a gripe.

I have always "supported" the fact that prices of "things" will have to go up, in the face of economic pressures such as global oil prices. What I am equally passionate about is that the prices of "things" must ALSO COME down when these pressures lessen.

Alas! This has not been the case. Take a look for yourself. Crude oil prices has peaked at approximately USD70 per barrel back in Oct '05. It has since dropped to about USD60 now (Nov '05). That's more than a 10% dip.

So, logically, the petrol I religiously pump into my Toyota should now be at least 10% cheaper right? Why not? Why not?!?!?!?

Sigh. Am I the only one feeling just a little eerr..."misled"?

Some more, MAS is raising fuel surcharge. Huh? Clearing old stock ah?

Sad-lah.