Friday, April 12, 2013

So Long Ben

I remember the day I was introduced to Ben. It must have been some 24 year ago in a small room they used for the PPM english debates somwwhere in Ipoh. Yes I had the honour of going up against the great Adlan Benan in the english debate during our PPM days. His reputation preceeded him and knowing that I was to debate against him the very next day, I went all out to prepare for this deathly encounter. It was MCKK against the school I represented in the yearly PPM debates. In my last sum up, I had time to size my competition. Ben seemd a very articulative individual and smart to get his point across in the most effective manner. I was impressed then as I am now about Ben and his thoughts on the world. He quoted Shakespeare while I quoted Twain. In the end, I lost but only by a small margin I kept telling my ego. It was then that I got to know the great Adlan Benan. Through an event of defeat, that somehow brought victory through the introduction to one of the best, most analysical and perhaps politcally correct malay minds in our recetn times. I truly felt that I had won by making his acquantance.
Since then, I had been following Ben's rise to academia while I was a student in the UK to his point of political conciousness and choosing sides in the great political terrades that devides each and every malaysian till this day. My only regret was getting stuck in a meeting when my other friends visited him in the hospital as he lay dying. So long Ben. Your name lives on through others in many great ways.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Live Life Unmundanely

Back in the old days when Soul II Soul ruled the airwaves, life was a bit more simple. You'd live for the moment and rate the chickas based on how high their skirts were and how much of the toned butt cheeks showed. These are vivid memories from a distant childhood I must point out. Often the things that drove your week was the date you will be having with the cute looking chick u met in Sax and how you planned to plant gentle whispers in her ear while holding her hands close to your heart. They were often shy looking but aroused after the first snog.

I know a few guys my age who are still shagging dating women half their age and enjoying the physical sides of engagements till the very last drop, before they ask for more. Saying this I am previlaged to also have friends who do not mind talking about the anotomical intricate details of their spouses. Whether in excitement or dissapointment.

They often complain about how saggy it gets and how it all now points to the ground rather than to the sky. Red nipples are now brownish black, while mowed lawns have now become unkept lawns. I find it rather enriching to hear these intimate details.

From all this I'm curious of the thought process and expectations that individuals go through going out of maritial relationships and going in to new uncharted ones. I can imagine the excitement to sailing through uncharted waters and virgin valleys. But does the exictement lasts? Doe it come to an ubrupt end eventually? I guess these are definitely the motivations in life to live it in an unmundane manner.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

All Work and No Play

I've always believed that revenue should be the measure of success of a company. Saying this, I must relate to you how desperate I am for a steady revenue stream for the company. Yes I work for someone and no its not my own company. But the owners have made it clear that by hook or crook money needs to come in soon.

We've not clinched anything yet, and the pockets of the owners are ever so deep. For many moons now I've been trying to work out deals and look at oppertunities in the ICT sector to score something. But no scores yet. Most of my 'projects' are on deciding mode. Hopefully by year end it'll be a different picture altogether.

On the social side, its virtually non-existant. Only friends who call up to aks for professional favours. I've also had 'friends' who misuse our friendship for professional gains. Sad but true that there are oppertunists out there who indulge in such misbehaviours. So apart from unreliable assitants, aborted friendships and dishonest customers, my life has been pretty hectic.

Last year saw the passing of a dear friend 'Design Junkie' aka Harris. Hes been a good friend and a blogging companion to whom this blog has had links to since day 1. You can find his now defunc link in my list of blogger friends down this page. There are things that we've shared, that until now no one else in this world knows about. Truly felt his deminise.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

It has been a while since the last time I posted. Now after almost 2 years I can feel age slowly catching up with me. Gosh I'm starting to get tired after a few flights of stairs, even long meetings buckle me up sometimes. I look into a mirror and see a middle aged man looking back. Why do I make it sound this bad?

Today after all this time, I'm finally back working in KL. Its been a long time come but I'm happy to finally be home. After all these years I love the smell of nasik lemak in the mornings from nearby corner shops, the choatic traffic jams and the abusive look I get from the crazy drivers living in this city. Was definitely the right decision to come home and expand my horizonts here in my own back yeard.

I got a job working for a local tech company and its all working out im happy to say. Anyone I know out there? Pls write back to tell me how your year went.

Happy New Year everyone.

Monday, December 01, 2008

When in Rome do as the Romans

Finally a politician who knows what hes talking about!

For all the pig-headed ungratefullness, stupidity, disrespect, utter arrogrance and lack of brain cells to understand history the way our forefathers nurtured the spirit of merdeka ..... all that we've seen over the last few months, someone finally agrees with me.

We can never forge a better understanding of our different cultures, beliefs, moral grounds, religous principles and coherce unity between the races if we allow our people to speak different languages, go to different schools, conform to different culture demands and segregate ourselves in every aspects of our lives. Its unfortunate that it took malaysia 40 years to see this. I've been preaching about it for as long as I can remember. As they say ... when in rome, do as the romans!

Below is a text from Mukhzani that I'm agreeable to 100%. The time has come to get down to business and thrash all the ridiculous demands that have eaten us up for so long. Even our negihbours have succeeded better than us.

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth chief aspirant Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir has called on the Government to abolish the vernacular school system as a means to enhance unity among people of various races.

He said a single school system was the only way to check the racial polarisation that was getting out of control in the country.

“The government should consider introducing only one school system with Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instruction, except for Science and Mathematics which are already being taught in English.

“Of course, pupils should then be given the option to study their mother tongues. Under this system, the Malays will also have the option of studying other languages like Mandarin and Tamil and this will further boost unity among them,” he told reporters at Parliament House on Monday.

The Umno Youth exco member said it was time for Malaysia to do away with the dual school system, which was practised by only a handful of countries in the world, as it had contributed to the problem of disunity in the country.

He said over 99% of countries in the world practised a single school system.

He expressed hope that leaders of Barisan Nasional component parties would not take his suggestion in a negative light as it was only meant as a suggestion to resolve, once and for all, the problem of racial polarisation affecting the citizenry.

“If they reject this suggestion, then they should explain why they are against it. How is it possible for them on one hand to talk about unity and question Malay rights, while on the other hand still insist on having a different school system for their race?

“If you want equal rights then you cannot have a different school sistem. You cannot have your cake and eat it too,” he added.

He also urged all parties to stop harping on issues that could create tension among Barisan component parties, including on the issue of Ketuanan Melayu or Malay supremacy.

Lately, he said, there were many statements made by leaders of component parties that had the potential to create anger among the Malays and Umno members.

“If they insist on making statements on that issue, then do not be surprised if the Malays start talking about the economic supremacy of the non-Malays.

“Despite all that has been said on the issue of Malay supremacy, the Malays do not feel in any way superior or the master when it comes to the country’s economy,” he said.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Viva Victoria

My Alma Mater

"Be yet wiser" ... still wondering what that means until now.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Can we kick them out?

Maxis just signed a RM25million contract with SAS Solutions and Amdocs to supply customer care and marketing campain management systems here in malaysia for them.

Whats alarming is that Amdocs, a company that provides customer care, billing and OSS services for the Telecoms sector, is a Haifa (Israel) based company with palestinian blood on their hands. Shame on you Maxis for engaging them despite knowing all this. This is what happens when malaysia too easily give Maxis all the freedom they want with no control what so ever on unethical practises. Giving Maxis too much head can't be a good thing.

Yet another malaysian contract given to Israel.

Despicable for humanity.

Can we kick them out now?