Thursday, August 26, 2010

Is there hope for Yong Vui Kong???






And this is from my internet friend "A True Malaysian" :
Vui Kong's update,

January 2011 – that’s the date the Registrar of the Supreme Court has set for the Court of Appeal to hear Yong Vui Kong’s appeal against the High Court’s decision on his judicial review application.

Vui Kong’s lawyer was today informed that the appeal hearing has been set “for the week commencing 17 January 2011”.

“This early notice is to give sufficient time for parties to be ready for the hearing, though we are aware that the record of appeals and cases have still not been filed,” the Registrar’s letter said.

September 1, 2010 5:30 PM

The Bakau posts are gone!

Remember the above picture?  Only one reader will remember; and that is my ardent moral supporter for my blog Mr ATM.  He helped fix up the netting nearly a year ago. 

The poles are Bakau piling poles.  When you pile in the Bakau piles into the ground, they will last forever.  So this ignorant writer thought that by making them stand exposed would be likewise; until recently a friend pointed out that Bakau poles cannot last when exposed to the sun.  So I took this person's comment seriously and made arangement for an alternative structure before the poles snapped.  Before the new replacement came, the posts broke into pieces following a strong wind, just a week ago.  Luckily no one was near there at that time.

Well Mr ATM, you can still see your nettings in the photo below, but this time fixed up by me, just this morning so I can post the photos here!   

Anyone interested to read the old posting, please CLICKHERE:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Penang Street Hawkers In The 30's

This post is for the real senior citizens.  Even I am too young to witness all these featured itinerant hawkers; a few look familiar.  And if you are not from Penang, these pictures will appear more alien. 

So this post is more for my archive recording than to please any youngster who might chance by this post.

Everything changes for better or for worse.  Live life with this realization and you will experience less frustration.  Presenting the old charm of Penang, the one and only place in the world.........

(An update:  Apparently you can still see some of these hawkers in rural thailand between La Ngu and Trang on the western road to Krabi)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi : Unseen photos

Aung San Suu Kyi, the political icon of Myanmar has the brain and the beauty to boot.

There are hundreds of her photos in the internet.  But I think the photos here are not in the internet.

History has shown that evil regimes will not last long. It's a matter of time Daw Suu will regain her rightful place in Myanmar.

Take a look HERE:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bangkrupt Strategy : The Racial Card.

It's just like a person who is afraid of a certain thing.  I am sure you know it is called "phobia".   

This is from Wikipedia which explains:
"A phobia is an irrational, intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared stimulus. When the fear is beyond one's control, and if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made....Phobias are a common form of anxiety disorders..."

It further gives an example; say a person being bitten by a dog. 
"If the occurrence had enough of an impact on this certain person then he would develop a fear of that dog, or in some cases, an irrational fear of all dogs." 

I think it is same to say that almost everyone has an irrational fear in something, for whatever reason or reasons.  When this fear is overblown into a chronic or severe situation, it will affect that person's behaviour.  He becomes irrational and unreasonable.  And in the long run, he develops his own theory that what he fears must also be feared by others.  This becomes his yardstick to measure others.  So when a dog barks, he demands that all and sundry must run for their lives or take a stick to hit the dog.  He will insist that the dog barks because it wants to bite him and the others.  

After having a reasonable success in influencing others to believe in this fear, over time this person becomes equally smart that he can use this strategy to inflict fear on the others whenever occasions arise.  Of course when the others are fed-up with his antic, he becomes a clown and a fool instead.

Before you get bored or have a headache trying to figure out what the hell I am blabbing about, it is about  a certain group trying to use the worn out bankrupt strategy to frighten people : the infamous "Racial Card".  

The MalaysianInsider reports that a certain group is trying to play the "race card" again.  What about the Chinese trader who tried to burn himself because of certain Komtar decisions?  Why this group didn't accuse Lim Guan Eng of being anti-Chinese?

I am sure an overwhelming majority of Malaysians of all races are matured and intelligent enough to just laugh at this foolish group and its irrational behaviour.

Having said that, it's time for a change of government come next GE.  Let's get rid of this group and its lackeys who are suffering from "anxiety disorders".

Sunday, August 8, 2010

How to open a mangosteen

Strange, after all these years, there is still another way of opening a mangosteen that I never knew!!

Of course on the presentation aspect, you cut across it into half  with a zig-zag pattern.

But the one shown in the photo sequence is something new to me.  Maybe you have come across this or even doing it this way.

Take a look CLICK HERE :

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What religion is supposed to be.

I shall be treading on very dangerous ground  :  religion.

So I shall not give any opinion. 

One of the dictionary sites @

gives the following definitions:

re·li·gion   /rɪˈlɪdʒən/ Show Spelled[ri-lij-uhn] Show IPA


1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.

3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.

4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.

5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.

6. something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice.

7. religions, Archaic . religious rites.

8. Archaic . strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one's vow.


9. get religion, Informal .

a. to acquire a deep conviction of the validity of religious beliefs and practices.

b. to resolve to mend one's errant ways: The company got religion and stopped making dangerous products.


1150–1200; ME religioun (< OF religion ) < L religiōn- (s. of religiō ) conscientiousness, piety, equiv. to relig ( āre ) to tie, fasten ( re- re- + ligāre to bind, tie; cf. ligament) + -iōn- -ion; cf. rely


I wonder what freedom of religion means?

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