I sat staring at the single use plastic cup in which my iced tea was served and made a mental note to boycott such cafes or coffee shops that used these problematic and polluting implements. People were busy making money. I have nothing against the food business but realize how appalling the ubiquitous use of single use plastics has become. This planet has reached saturation point of plastics, even reusable, recyclable plastics. Continue reading “The Plastics Dilemma”
During the Muslim Fasting month of Ramadan, corporate philanthropists use the season to engage in the general outpouring of charitable giving. These are often large, very public events. But, there are also smaller charitable works that are not publicized. It is generally accepted that those doing charity do it from the goodness of their hearts. In most cases, this is true, however, the Devil is never far away to twist a kind action into something wicked and ugly.
Hello All from the Long Silence. These past few years have been hectic. I got a new ‘job’ called ‘house keeping for mother’. Many people, especially those who have regular jobs may not understand that this profession, if you can call it one, is not as easy or as leisurely as many think. It’s very much like being a mother/home-maker, which I was for 10 years of my married life i.e. home-maker. But, getting back to what I actually wanted to talk to you about, it seems to me these days that we have to cautiously interact with others, with a healthy amount of suspicion. What a healthy amount of suspicion is, I’m not too sure.
Continue reading “Robbers, bigots, and cheats…”
I’m not certain if this is true for other places with large middle-class populations, but in small, fairly well-off Penang, and possibly most of this country, there seems a wall of apathy raised in face of dehumanizing social issues. Continue reading “Middle-class apathy”
I am sick and tired of seeing male and female police personnel milling around handcuffing semi-dressed women on TV news showing arrests of so-called “illegal immigrants”. Continue reading “Kicking the wrong backside”
You know the phrase, “picking someone’s brain”. It means reaping someone else’s thoughts and ideas for leads, topics or subjects which you might decide to put to future use. Continue reading “Brain Pickers”
In my travels to a few places around the globe, people in every city have common characteristics, positive and negative. Whiles the curious traveler may view those they meet with the most positive, non-judgmental attitude, the inevitable dark side of humanity will, at some point kick in. This can happen anywhere in the world. Continue reading “Cheating never pays”
BLACKOUT505 STILL IN FORCE HERE.
Which country in the world censors the congratulatory greetings of friendly governments ? That’s precisely what the government controlled mainstream daily THE STAR did to a congratulatory note by President Obama (USA) to Najib Razak who assumed the Premiership shortly after the GE13 despite the dubious election result. Continue reading “Censoring a Congratulatory Note”
There are these young ones who like being “know-all’s”. They seem to imagine that older people, I mean much older people, don’t know the tricks of survival. Well, we weren’t born yesterday, OK? Continue reading “Trying to Hoodwink Granny”