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.)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Great lesson in life...

be nice to others... because Time will make a difference!


It takes all kinds of people to make up the world's population: the good, the bad and the ugly.
 If we look around us, there will be nice people who are selfless in helping others; the opportunists and bullies who would not hesitate to take advantage of others for their own benefit.
One should bear in mind that we grow from being vulnerable as a baby, to a toddler, teenager, and adulthood; thereafter, we start to grow old, slowly but surely.
Some people grow to be big and strong and think they are greater than others. We are strong only for a number of years, after which we start to feel our own shortcomings due to old age. If a younger person were to think he could bully you, it is only for a limited period, after which he himself would face the inevitability.
 Apart from the physical aspect, we can relate this to a person's wealth. Some people can get big-headed when they become rich, especially if they were poor before. Some can even boast that he or she will never sell a certain property much sought after by others. But we should never use the word 'never'. Even if a family continues to be very rich, the patriarch or matriarch will grow old. Sooner or later, what used to be held as family property, never to be sold to others, would be subject to sale upon the death of the family head and when the others in the family are uninterested to take it up. If fact, chances are that someone who had been slighted before would be keen to buy it up for his own satifaction!
'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you' is a common advice to encourage people to do good. When we see someone bullying others, we see someone who is physically bigger and stronger doing it. If he is a bachelor, then he has to defend himself only if his victim retaliates in future. What if he is a family man? Has he ever thought about his wife or kids being vulnerable to being victims of other bullies?
I find it comical when a houseowner sees it fit to issue 'summons' to cars which were parked outside his house compound along a public road. There were talks of cars which had their tyres punctured or deflated as a warning. Those who did not know of the 'ruling' happened to be students of a nearby school.
Soon it was time when his own children had to go out of town for further education. Has it occured to him that his children would be at the mercy of their landlords and other houseowners who could be as selfish, if not worse, than him?

As we grow older...

A group of 40 year old buddies discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed  that they should meet at the Ocean View restaurant  because the waitresses there had low cut blouses and were very young.
Ten years later at 50 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the  Ocean View restaurant because the food there was better than most places and  the wine selection was extensive.
Ten years later at 60 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they could eat there in peace and quiet and  the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean.
Ten years later, at 70 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at  the Ocean View restaurant because the restaurant was wheel chair accessible and they even had an elevator.
Ten years later, at 80 years of age, the group once again discussed where  they should meet for dinner. Finally it was agreed that they should meet at  the Ocean View restaurant because they had never been there before!

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