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, November 04, 2012

Old pics evoke memories of yore (3)

On a recent visit, a sister-in-law mentioned that Yoke Woo Hin Restaurant made way for the MRT project. Though I know about the project and its drastic effects on some old buildings, the news was shocking to me. It was renovated only a few years ago and we had enjoyed their excellent 'char siew'. I even had a chat with a young man (descendant of the original restaurateur) who was busy with his notebook at the cash counter. He more or less confirmed what I had been wondering before, that a Karate instructor, from Universiti Malaya when we had our lessons in TAR College, was his uncle. 

Anyway, when my father retired, every morning he wanted us to take him to Petaling Street for breakfast, all the way from Jalan Ipoh! It was either Yoke Woo Hin or pork and fish porridge at Jalan Cecil. Because of the difficulty in finding parking space, sometimes, my brother and I took turns to eat! I can still remember the old waiter, 'Lou Ngau' (pronounced as 'hook' rather than 'bull' in Cantonese) who used to wear  white Pagoda singlet and black kungfu pants. At the cash counter was the lady boss. Amounts called out to her were in the old fashioned 'Char chee liung' to mean '5 Ringgit' for example.


Original caption: One of the last ( if not the last ) 1920s era, Yoke Woo Hin Restaurant is ( almost ) as old as Sultan Street. Serves old Cantonese tradition cuisine including the annual festive dumplings, moon cakes, dim sum and char siew low wanton meen daily from 5am till late afternoon. Still popular and patronised by China town old timers


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