Hidden Bullies

Often when we meet someone for the first time, most of us prefer to think the best of them. They seem pleasant enough, not immediately over-bearing and possibly easy to get along with, like the rest of humanity. We give them the benefit of the doubt as it isn’t fair to prejudge or form false impressions of someone we don’t know. I used to see it that way and still do, except that reality has kicked me into caution. Continue reading “Hidden Bullies”

Green Guardians- Greening Up

Green bush standing in a dry lawn and green hedge.
Green bush standing in a dry lawn and green hedge.

Well, what happened to my green guardians? The rains started to trickle down in mid March, and I felt completely justified in putting the survival of the green guardians in Mom’s garden at the top of the list in this small experimental effort to save fast evaporating water. Continue reading “Green Guardians- Greening Up”

Green Guardians

Cool greenery
Cool greenery

We’re going through a dry spell or is it a drought? Since end of last year, one side of the country had too much water and the other went perceptibly dry. Now, everywhere is becoming almost arid with water-rationing in some states. Directives emanate from the state and Federal authorities, that citizens must skimp and save water. Yes, we should do that for our own conservation. Continue reading “Green Guardians”

An Unhappy 2014

Happy 2014 to all my kind, appreciative readers, the very best is wished for you as always. Whilst, we feel good and hope is high, at the moment, many people probably view the coming year with apprehension. Last year was a real ‘party’ that left some of us devastated with the sheer exhaustion of trying to cope with the situation. Continue reading “An Unhappy 2014”

Sitting on a Volcano

No to PCA

The Home Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi publicly announced that the Prevention of Crime Act would be used only against criminals and not politicians. Who are the criminals and who are the politicians? Continue reading “Sitting on a Volcano”

Near Total Deflation

Composition of Malaysian 13th Parliament follo...
Composition of Malaysian 13th Parliament following 2008 Elections. Generated using tool found in http://www.shodor.org. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: PR Leaders
English: PR Leaders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before GE13, there was so much hype. Malaysian electorate seemed to go full speed ahead to “UBAH”/  CHANGE – the catchword and main subject of popular discussion.  Our hopes of seeing a brave new government displace the old regime that sounded like a broken record repeating old rhetoric in new words, seems to have gone totally flat like a punctured tire.  No doubt, the battle cry of “UBAH” had frightened those ‘old BN goats’ into belligerence to make this 13th general election the most controversial and least fair or free. Controversial – because of alleged gerrymandering, usage of ‘phantom voters, pre-election payouts and ‘lucky-draws’, free food, more promises and continuing payouts. Continue reading “Near Total Deflation”

Bossy… Me?

Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Comp...
Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)
USAID Human Trafficking Symposium, Sept. 16, 2...
USAID Human Trafficking Symposium, Sept. 16, 2009 — Actress and UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu spoke out against human trafficking and lauded USAID efforts to increase awareness. YouTube Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd9xkPyGaCo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I'm Bossy
I’m Bossy (Photo credit: F.Lady)

Mothers, wives, sisters, girlfriends, women relatives and friends are very often accused of being ‘bossy’ or ‘nags’. Men, whom sons, and brothers take after, frequently use these terms in a derogatory way to put women off, or simply do so out of exasperation. Are they, in their very patriarchal mentality, justified in doing so? There is probably a reason for women to do this. Continue reading “Bossy… Me?”

Gangnam Backfire – Daching Upset!

The 2004 Asian Tsunami disaster at Tanjung Tok...
The 2004 Asian Tsunami disaster at Tanjung Tokong, Penang (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
PSY – the mop
PSY – the mop (Photo credit: Joybot)

Following up from my last post on Psy‘s dilemma, it looks like the BN’s sneaky tactic to lure votes, backfired instead, when thousands turned up just to enjoy Psy’s performance. A few incidents took place starting with the ‘yee sang’ fracas… Continue reading “Gangnam Backfire – Daching Upset!”

A Gangnam Dilemma

English: The Penang Bridge was the first expre...
English: The Penang Bridge was the first expressway in Penang. Penang Bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Psy
Psy (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer)

Psy, the world-famous K-Pop star performed in Penang today (11th February 2013). He was called, in a last desperate attempt by the ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front) to re-take Penang state, which was wrested from them by the Opposition Pakatan Rakyat (Peoples’ Coalition) at the last general elections on 8th March 2008. Continue reading “A Gangnam Dilemma”

Talking Back – Listen, listen, listen!

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller
No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Wee Meng Chee
English: Wee Meng Chee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After my last post about the changing images of youth, I apologize for entertaining rather middle-aged thoughts about them, but am quite happy that they, in their exuberance, proved me completely wrong. Thanks, to my favorite niece, who opened the window on youth thinking, wide for me to have a good look outside. Continue reading “Talking Back – Listen, listen, listen!”

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