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 24, 2013

Mistakes: even Superman took so long to realise

It is ok to make mistakes, as long as we realize them and learn from them, no matter how long it takes.

Superman took 35 years to realize that his underwear was outside all this while.

Yesterday, I had to deal with a situation when someone realised she left her notebook, after travelling half the journey to KL (Slim River). To complete her journey, it is like travelling to KL and back! To alleviate her problem, I drove to Gopeng toll exit to meet her. As her companion was to meet someone in Sentul, I arranged for the friend to meet her in PJ instead.

There was once when a wife forgot her handbag, after they travelled a short distance. When someone joked, 'You failed the Rosmah test!' she replied, 'because it is not Birkin, that's why.'

The day before, during our breakfast session in a coffee shop, I got a surprise call from a friend's wife asking, 'KS, is my husband with you?' To make fun of her and husband, I replied, 'Are you Rosmah? If you are, Najib is here...' But she put down her phone, either annoyed or simply because she thought it was a wrong number! Anyway, because her husband refused to carry a handphone, occasionally, she had to call one of us to get him.

Here's a classic...

While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch.  After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant, and resumed their trip.

When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn't miss them until they had been driving for about forty minutes.  By then, to add to the aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around, in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses.

All the way back, the elderly husband became the classic grouchy old man.  He fussed and complained, and scolded his wife relentlessly during the entire return drive.  The more he chided her, the more agitated he became.  He just wouldn't let up for a single minute.

To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant.  As the woman got out of the car, and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the old geezer yelled to her,

“While you're in there, you might as well get my hat and credit card.”


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