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.)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

What is chic today

It is amazing how retro designs are getting popular in coffee shops and restaurants. More and more old shophouses in Ipoh are being renovated and the theme is often that of 'old times' with antiques and collectibles placed to decorate the place and to give it the right ambience. I noticed some places used old planks with their original faded and unmatching paint left intact. Such workmanship would have been frowned upon and would never seen the light of day before.

Last Sunday, my son took us to a chic coffee shop in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL. While looking for places to sit, I noticed a chalkboard with chalk writings showing a flowchart how a customer should choose his coffee. The limited number of tables and chairs were obviously unmatching but serve its purpose and well liked by their customers as we couldn't find a table for 4 adults and a child. Nobody bothered about looking for seats for us. I am sure they could have done better just by having more stools to let people sit on and wait for their coffee and snacks while waiting for suitable seats. At a glance, cheese cake is priced at Rm10 a slice and what looks like choc fudge cake at Rm2 for a 1-inch cube! Anyway, we ended up buying takeaway from an even smaller coffee place in Happy Mansion flats in Section 17, PJ.

The day before, we went to a new steamboat restaurant in Kelana Jaya (yellow facade), a few doors away from a Myhome Hotel. It was having its pre-opening trial with relatives and friends. I must say their 'yong liu' are different: meat or quail egg within fish ball for instance. Their beef balls have something else within too. The soup goes well with the various items on offer. We were asked if we could spare some of our antique items for their decoration. At the moment, the items seem sparse and could do with some items to give it an authentic retro look. But antiques and collectibles are tricky when it comes to putting on display - who will be responsible for them?

Anyway, below are some pictures (not from the above-mentioned places) to give an idea of what is chic today:







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