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

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

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?

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.)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Daughter back for ex-classmate's wedding

It is a small world indeed.

A year ago, my son set off from KL by car with a colleague, to supervise their company's booth at an education fair in PISA, Penang. I can still remember how we arranged to meet him for lunch in Penang: we travelled from Batu Gajah! At the booth, we were introduced to a newly qualified pilot who happened to be from BG. I was told some of them actually flew their small planes from Langkawi to Penang and it worked out cheaper than if they were to travel by car!

In Facebook, this pilot is a friend of my son. His bride today happens to be my younger daughter's former classmate and is her friend in FB. Not sure if it was in groom's or bride's wall, my daughter passed a comment. My son was surprised she knew his friend's fiance! They knew each other since schooldays and my daughter had met him at a tuition centre before. My daughter did not know brother knows him too! Having seen bride's photo in FB, I can recall having seen her many times, running out with a friend from the school compound, passed my car to be first to get into her school bus!

To us, it is nice to have daughter back for a visit, for whatever reason. Our older daughter has already booked her flight back this December because she will be bridesmaid to her best friend in school who is getting married the traditional way next January. Incidentally, she was also the match-maker and is expecting a 'gold pig' for her role. My own marriage was match-made by a former TAR College classmate. So it appears match-making is still common, though in a different form.
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