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.)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Romance in Palace: Princess Meili committed suicide

Meili had to grapple with a prejudiced mother-in-law and an extremely jealous and scheming first wife of her husband, aided by her parents. It was extremely difficult for an extremely good person who was sincere and and obedient, to face attempts on her life and other obstacles created to make her life difficult.

In the last episode, it was obvious to viewers that Meili had been preparing for suicide, with a heavy heart. She even wrote a long suicide note which explains she had no choice and that her main reason was to clear her name to save her husband and child further embarrassment.

Meili went to see Su Ying and was not welcomed, with a reminder that she had been divorced and should have left the house instead. Meili had a final heart-to-heart talk with Su Ying and apologised for having put her in a difficult and unhappy position in a shared marriage. Su Ying complained that if not for her, she and Qing Xuan would have been happily married. Since he had known her, Qing Xuan only had her in his heart. I am sure viewers would agree that even without Meili, it was more like unrequited love she had for him, unlike the genuine attraction and passion of 'love at first sight' between Meili and Qing Xuan.

Meili reminded her maid Xiao Cui to look after Yun Ke well in future. It was only after Meili's death, when Xiao Cui recalled her reminder, that she realised she had been stupid for not realising her intention to commit suicide.

Looking back at the good times with Meili, Empress Dowager wondered aloud to her maid, Yu Ru, whether her special love and attention for Meili had actually led her to more miseries instead of helping her.

Empress Dowager ordered Qing Xuan's mother (who apologised and took responsibility for Meili's suicide) to wait for his return before any funeral arrangement can be finalised. She even told her coldly what good was her apology when Meili could never be alive again.

Qing Xuan was heartbroken when he finally reached home to see Meili's body lying in bed. He could only blame himself for having caused her to take her own life. He spoke to her as if she was still alive and maintained that he believes she is around and she could hear him. He said Yun Ke is the best thing she had left behind and promised her that he would look after him well in future.

Qing Xuan tried to find out the causes which led to Meili's suicide. His main suspect was Su Ying because it was she who brought physician He home to confirm that Yun Ke is not his. Su Ying was unrepentant and even said she was only trying to help Meili in confirming the fact, when rumours spread after notices about Yun Ke's illegitimate status were put up in public (of course, without revealing she was the source of information). She even accused Qing Xuan for his part in initiating the blood test, to which he replied that it was between him and Meili and nothing to do with her.

Su Ying's parents were happy now that Meili had died, and hope that her marriage will be happier without Meili around. But in a way, Meili's suicide would turn out to be her best and only way of getting back at their evil schemes. Qing Xuan could not even trust Su Ying with looking after Yun Ke. 


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