Saturday, September 13, 2008

In Malaysia, Stupidity Rules!!!

As if things could not get worse, it does! Sinking to a new low even by their standards, the goverment has arrested under ISA: Raja Petra, editor of government watchdog portal Malaysia-Today, Sin Chew journalist Tan Hoon Cheng (because she reported Ahmad Ismail's racist statements -Ummm he did say it!) and MP Teresa Kok, for comments on the Azan's noise levels that Khir Toyol said she made (Umm she didn't) ???!!! -Ok arrest the messenger, then arrest Khir Toyo! At least be consistent right!

A few other bloggers may be next and probably predictably Anwar & even maybe Guan Eng:
I have been told by qualified sources that I me be included in the next round of ISA arrests. I am not afraid of what this government might do to stifle dissent and squash the hopes of people for change. -Din Merican

Oh! And then there's the “show cause” letter to three newspapers. For reporting the truth...

Bodoh!!! Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! I have nothing else to say...
Who is really running the country??? Politiicians' wives??? -Please stand up! Our country (oops! Actually not ours since I'm only a squatter) is going to the dogs. We are the subject of mockery, key phrases and words used to describe the state of our current (stupidity) state of affairs internationally:

a draconian law, sparking fears, major government crackdown on dissent -Bangkok Post

start of a wider crackdown ahead of an anticipated opposition push to gain control of parliament next week

arrests, for which the police gave no reason -NY Times

a colonial-era and draconian law -Guardian

Malaysia risks irreparable harm to its already fragile reputation -Human Rights Watch

raises fears; Malaysia is regressing -BBC

draconion law, ailing administration- AFP

oppressive regimes always have their way to keep you inside your jail cell -the inquisitr

...subverting democracy through non-electoral means that are downright laughable -taipei times

Malu! Malu! Shame!!!! Shame!!!!

-Sigh! If only they were this cekap to govern.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beef Up Tourism in Malaysia

Couple of days ago the Star ran an interesting article about how Malaysia could potentially weather the current economic downturn by developing tourism since it's one of the fastest growing sectors in the global economy.

Besides being a day late and more than a couple of ringgit short, instead of trying to compete with the likes of Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore it makes more sense for Tourism to try to piggyback on their pool by increasing access from said countries. That way they only have to spend couple of million instead of billions to try to improve the whole sector... expectations from tourists also will be lower since it's like a by the way destination. Works out for everyone.

They should also promote Malaysia in Mongolia since we're probably always on the Mongolian news. There's already existing awareness. I was having a real blast coming up with potential taglines. Here are a few that I came up with before I ran out of ammo ;)

Get Blown Away!
Thrilling you to Bits
Have a Blast
A Roaring Good Time

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Jackson Pollock Wannabes

Original Jackson Pollock

Need a fun distraction or some inspiration? Who doesn't? This make your own Jackson Pollock inspired artpiece site: rocks! Colour appear randomly and you get a different one each time you click the mouse. This kickass application was created by stamen, a design studio based in San Fran.

Check out mine

Very Therapeutic, fun and great for getting creative juices flowing. Go make art.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stupid Morons at PROTES

Can't help commenting on the hullaballoo about Alak, the Carburetor Dung singer who was attacked after allegedly mooning during a performance of Jilat (Lick) at Stadium Kelana Jaya during PROTES rally on sunday.

It's the case of fuel price hike protest turns stupid. The Attackers were reportedly insulted PAS supporters, who threw water bottles at him, forcing the band to stop and then he got his ass kicked by an angry mob. He had to hide underneath the stage for 30 minutes.

Give the guy a break!!! Apparently. the morons thought that he was saying Liwat (homo)??? thinking that they were making fun of Anwar??????? -MORONS!!!

Either way, why can't they just be civilised. Look at the video lar he had his underwear on it's not like he showed his A-hole. Acting so Kampung will just give the police more reason to band future peaceful rallies. It just shows what years of senseless repression and TV censoring will do to ya they forgot why they were there in the 1st place... Seriously!!! Good on the band for not apologizing!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stupid Politics

It's a joke... 3 ring circus featuring Badawi, Mahathir & Anuar is now a 4 ring circus with the addition of Najib being publicly implicated in the Altantuya murder.... I wanna fucking MOVE!!!!!

I just learnt a new Malay word today -Liwat- Meaning: Homosexual. So what if Anwar plays backside??? So does the Astronaut and apparently Naj too according to Bags. Go arrest them Stupid!!!

We should make them duel. Incidentally, I read in one of those trivia books that dueling is legal in Cuba.

Also KJ seems to have been keeping a low profile these days... Although Maya Karin is getting Married to some white dude. So much for that rumour! Wonder if he's invited?

Monday, June 30, 2008

Paris on a Bicycle!

OMG I forgot how cool Paris was and if it's even possible, it's even cooler now with a little more money (last time I was there was '98 studying and broke).

So ended up staying at 9 hotel which is in the 9th Arondissement (Paris Zone), quite a central location and walking distance to Galleries Lafayette and the Shopping district of Boulevard Hausman and biking distance from The Louvre. Yes! I biked it! -Though not without hitting an old man before I was told where the bike lane was. Ok! So I'm mildly retarded.

There were no less than 3, Bike Stations within 5 blocks. They have an awesome self-serve take and return a bike system launched last year. You get a bike where from point-A and return it to a station at point-B at impressively many locations. 1st 30mins FREE!!! 1st additional half hour 1 €, 2nd additional half hour 2 € and 4€ per half hour (priced to discourage hogging) thereafter with a150€ refundable deposit ...

Environmental friendly Kudos to France, apparently Germany has it too... It's not without flaws though, there's like a thing where you charge your card and it spits out a ticket with a pin for a deposit and it took my money but didn't give me my thing. And no one picks up the helpline!!! I got an automated piece of shit!!! Stupid credit card couldn't cancel the transaction???!!! Also finding return bays near The Louvre was a pain in the butt so I chained my bike to my friend's (hahahaha) try stealing that!!! (Ooh! They come with locks) But otherwise trés cool! It ended up being the highlight of the trip... Damn handy also since the Taxis were on strike :(

Sigh! Will never get to Malaysia prolly cos all the bikes will be stolen la, rigged la, vandalised la and whatever else la. Shame-shame since the fuel prices are going up,up,up!!

Maybe the Political Leaders should start 1st. LoL

Friday, June 20, 2008

How LOA Can You Go?

I learnt a new acronym; LOA for Lack of Attention. Commonly used to describe engaging in shameless, desperate and often unoriginal attention seeking behavior in hope of attracting some (cheap) attention... As in "She damn LOA"

  1. Chicks on facebook who post (& tag) pictures of themselves with the same poses, posing with the same friends, at the same club/trendy outlet week after week after week, in different slutty outfits. - Hope I never get tagged in any of those pictures
  2. Couples who talk to each other in cooing baby
  3. Oversized fake Boobs
  4. Suicide
  5. Nagging Moms
  6. Kim Kardasian

Root of LOA behavior=insecurity - it's really unbecoming!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Trying to Book a Hotel in Paris in June *@*#$$!

Le 9 Hotel, Paris

When traveling, I pour a large portion of research time into finding a cool hotel because it can make or break a trip... an oldy moldy hotel with scary curly furniture and floral bedding will seriously send me screaming out of there split seconds!!!

Thankfully, of late boutique hotels are sprouting up everywhere, easy to book and quite affordable, although nowhere near cheap. New hotels are cool because they have less history... i.e.; stains and unwelcome room-mates (of the pest-y & astral kind). Or so I thought.

Trying to book a reasonably priced hotel in a central part of town in Paris at this time of the year seems to be damn near impossible. Apparently, to quote a french dude that turned my reservations down... "dat izz Paris in June..."

Besides stalking myboutiquehotel (best rates but only paris & london), tablethotels (coolest site but a little pricier) & splendia (almost the same as myboutique but in USD), which are really cool sites for boutique hotels, I've also been calling hotels who all seem to be booked (for my budget) or those that are were in my price range (150Euros thats x 5.2 Ringgits!!!) are now at least 30% more. Sigh! Let's not even get into the frantic calling to Morocco trying to book a Riad there -hardly any English spoken. (Did I mention I'm going to Morocco too?)

Anyway finally heard back from rep at myboutique hotels who should be able to hopefully book for me 9 hotel at 120-190 Euros.


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