Why I Write ...

Purely as a form of expression to the emotions that run riot in my life at different junctures. This blog has seen several title revisions that also reflect the state of being and evolution I am constantly in. If one were to remain stagnant in hope of never changing their temporal present, one will awaken someday to much regret. Life is about living, evolving and adapting to the constant changes all around us.

My spot on the web is essentially a journey along with my monologue ramblings of my coherent mind accompanied by the incoherent thing called life. Read me if you like ... if you don't it is not the end of the world. I am at the very least a believer in humility lifts us further than pride.

Happy trails

28 September 2009

Should We Also Scoff??? .... Sept 28, 2009

Indonesian Embassy scoffs at War On Malaysia claims. Makes me go hmmmmm ...

Ok if you read that Dailychilli.com's Loony War Plan this morning and then the ambassador's dismissing it as ludicrous. Well ok if you see what their numbers or lack thereof, we too might join in and take it all too lightly and scoff and this ragtag team calling themselves Benteng Demokrasi Rakyat (Bendera).

I for one think sometimes in our total Boleh-land fairytales and myths to truth land we live in ignore some very seriously obvious details.

If you read the articles, apparently 10 spies have been sent on a reconnaissance mission to identify landing areas for this attack on Malaysia.

Errrr ok but can I just stand corrected here ... we have about 500k registered Indonesians working in Malaysia the last time such statics were issued - not to mention the fact that in every 4 out of 5 Malaysian households there is at least one Indonesian maid. That coupled with the fact that there are likely several million illegal immigrants, stolen identities and well election provided citizenships ... of a race of people who are forever Indonesians whilst they enjoy their new found 'bumi' status perks we're in quite deep shits me thinks.

Aside also from the fact the number of Indonesian descent politicians we have - one such Mr. Oyot comes to mind, ... should be really be scoffing at such a threat??

I dunno la. Perhaps we like to pretend we're all shiny happy people. And what Beyonce wears is more important than possibly having our throats slit while we sleep in our very posh homes (for those of that stature).. I mean come on how long do you think you can keep stealing from other people before someone decides to say enough with this crap - this is ours and since you like us so much, let's just invade you.

Malingsia - is what they call us in Indonesia ... the Thieves of Asia, and well I come from a very deep rooted ancestry of Indian and Chinese history, my ancestors stole nothing, we're quite proud of what our culture, language and heritage is all about. But then this nomadic pirate type people who suddenly found themselves in a land with potential, displacing the rightful princes of the land the indigenous folks - okay so they don't actually have exciting names like the Native Americans ... I mean how does Jakun and Sakai measure up to gems like Sioux and Cherokee???

Now you have to build a culture to call your own. To legitimise your existence as a 'cultured' civilised' lot .. so what else can one do but first copy, then rewrite all the history books and eradicate the origins of everything. And suddenly we have Malaysia Truly Asia. Then using this learnt culture and credibility you try to lord over the rest of us historically rich people.

Tsk tsk tsk ... this country saddens me. Where is the history that I learnt which made me so proud of how this nation was built. We have only fairytales now perpetuated as truths. Everyday more and more myths become truths, truths erased from the annals of time, to forever never be spoken or made known.

How the Kapitans and the tin miners, the Kangani and the rubber tappers, the merchants and the traders and the men of faith ... oh how they must roll in their graves in such anguish at what we have become today.

So whilst the rest of you scoff, I think I will be a little more vigilant, and if anyone decides they want to send me to Indonesia on work, sorry no go, I have kids to raise. Dying does not make me a hero in your eyes, I will not be martyred because I am not one of you or so you keep reminding me!!

Thieves of Asia sounds so much more appealing ... almost like a Caribbean swashbuckling tale with Bijan and Hamsor in lead roles ... and I can see where some other prominent wannabes will be in this tale.

Am off . I wonder if they'll come to collect me to check-in the hotel someone wants to fill to the brim ... till then, the Bendera chaps might look loony to you, but there's a whole lot more loony happening in this country so don't laugh too much, you might choke on it soon enough.

6 September 2009

'Fring Your World' .... Sept 6, 2009

Yes I guess when you've spent hard earned penny pinched saved money and gotten yourself a funky (ok not so funky anymore) Nokia E71, it only makes sense to start learning your phone and getting it to work for and with you.

I got broadband on my phone, which allows me to even to my internet banking over the phone. It also allows me to check my gmail, update my Facebook, check my Twitters ... aside from the usual phonebook and reminders, it has a funky camera and video feature ... good stuff :)

However, I have been slow on the uptake of adding applications and games since I noticed that the Nokia smartphones seem to come minus a anti-virus program. And I would so hate to find myself virused out on my phone seeing as I practically connect to the whole globe via my phone. I rarely use my bluetooth also because I find it unnerving to have strangers' phones try to pair up with mine. Perhaps I am just nervy heehehhe.

So there I was at 3am in the morning settling in for the night after a long interesting chat with a cousin I'd never met before from Sri Lanka who now resides in Melbourne and is currently here on a 6 month program at one of the universities here. This is another story in development I am sure :) ... nice kid he is ... 'sama kepala' like my siblings and myself.

So I checked out the Applications from Nokia site and tadaaaa I found fring. I have to say, it took me several attempts to get the free application downloaded and installed on my phone but it has opened up a whole new world for me. Suddenly all I need is my mobile and I am connected via fring to everything I am signed up on :) even Skype mind you heehhe. Check out their site to learn more about fring.

And connect with me if you have it :) .... it seems like we're moving into so much mobility ... it's all kinda exciting and new .... and if it's interesting you so know I'd be trying my hand at it :)

Pretty cute banners too don't ya think? So next time, take this piece of advice hehehehe .....