How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Monday, June 28, 2010

World Cup getting more interesting... even to me!

Like the next General Election when my wish is for Pakatan to take over the federal government; if not, to control more states than previous election; if not, to at least retain Penang, Perak and Selangor; if not, to retain those MPs and ADUNs whom I admire; if not, those whom I know personally!

I was having a meal in a restaurant nearby when a couple of workers from an electrical shop came to discuss with the boss where he wanted to fix the television, to be ready for the start of the World Cup matches. Till today, I have not been there to watch any matches (no Astro at home) and it was after the first few days of World Cup matches, that he was arrested together with another friend for betting! I have been checking on late results to see which national teams are still in competition.

Since Malaysia was never a contender, I chose Japan and Korea (Asians) to support (by way of hope), followed by England (my one time favourite country but not any more since their strict requirements), then Holland, and so on.

I actually watched the match between Korea Republic and Uruguay and was disappointed when during the last 10 minutes Uruguay scored another goal to knock Korea out.

Then, I read about England being knocked out by Germany (1-4) and there goes the hype but hopeless actions. Apparently, at each World Cup tournament, they changed the ball and Germany had the most practice of this new one!

Now, I am left with Japan and Holland to hope for! I know Cheng is doing that too (for Holland at least), being in Holland itself. No, I am not wearing the red dot on white or orange to show my support. I noticed at the Lorong Kulit street market in Penang, imitation Croc sandals in World Cup national colours were all over the place. You can just imagine the atmosphere if your own country is still in competition! When Japan qualified for the knock-out stage, a supporter actually jumped immediately into the river!

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1 comment:

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Kosong Cafe

I believe Netherlands has a very good chance of taking the World Cup home. They are the only ones with an unbeaten record. The last four could be Netherlands, Spain/Portugal, Argentina or Brazil/Germany...This World Cup fever has affected my blogging hehe...

Cheers