Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Proud to be a Malaysian AGAIN!

Need I say more? It's a landslide victory for all of us.

Access mirror site to the blocked Malaysia-today here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

1 + 1 = ? (I forgot my maths, can you please help me?)

cast your mind back...

Cargo aircraft crash-lands, airport runway forced to close for six hours (The Star 14 January 2007)

KUCHING: A cargo aircraft from Kuala Lumpur crash-landed at Kuching International Airport here early yesterday, causing the airport runway to be closed for six hours.

The Boeing 737-200 aircraft belonging to Gading Sari Aviation Services Sdn Bhd was trying to land at 5.52am when it skidded and spun 180 degrees before coming to rest on a grassy area off the runway.

Its wheels and right engine came off during the crash-landing and the fuselage was badly damaged. Several taxiway and runway lights were also destroyed.

Quick action: Airport personnel spraying an anti-flammable substance on the plane engine to prevent it from catching fire in Kuching.

The four crew members on board the plane were unharmed in the incident.

The aircraft was operating as a mail courier for Pos Malaysia Bhd and had left Subang airport at 4am.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah said the plane skidded to a stop about 1,500m from the start of the runway.

“It was about 80m from the centre of the taxiway and 87.5m from the centre of the runway. Its position was affecting incoming and outgoing flights, so airport authorities had to close the runway to allow the aircraft to be towed away and debris to be cleared,” he told reporters at the airport.

The closure delayed 16 Malaysia Airlines and 14 AirAsia flights, affecting some 2,200 passengers.

“We apologise to all passengers,” Uggah said, adding that the airport was re-opened at noon.

According to Uggah, debris including engine parts, tyres and broken pieces of lights had been strewn across the runway.

“Luckily, the runway surface was not damaged.”

The Department of Civil Aviation will investigate the cause of the incident.

In Petaling Jaya, Pos Malaysia chief operating officer Mohd Zarif Hashim said Pos Malaysia uses one aircraft to send mail from Kuala Lumpur to Sabah and Sarawak on Monday and two from Tuesday to Saturday.

Pos Malaysia Bhd and Gading Sari Aviation Services are now rushing to get approval from the authorities which would allow an aircraft to be brought in from Indonesia as a stop-gap measure.

“There will be minimal disruptions in mail services to Sabah and Sarawak,” said Mohd Zarif.

He said if efforts to get the replacement plane fail, Pos Malaysia would give priority to its Poslaju service on its single flight.


*Update: Access the shocker article HERE. (a mirror site in case the above url is hacked/blocked)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Taekwondo champion kicks referee in the face - like a true 'champion'!

This taekwondo 'champion' was on the verge of winning the Olympic bronze medal when he decided to take some injury time-out at the very last round. According to the referee, he took too much injury time and was subsequently disqualified.

Since the official rules did not suit this taekwondo 'champion', he resorted to the rule of jungle and took matters into his own foot!

"Smell my foot and tell me who's the winner!!"

Instead of winning a medal like a true hero, he was banned from the sport, for LIFE.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The moral choice between picking a leader who fcks one person or a bunch of leaders who fck the entire country (hypothetical question of course)

The ruling politicians can speak till their mouths foam (this is the current favoured political euphemism) defending their ancient race-oriented policies.

Or they can stay silent on important issues on the pretext of matters still being investigated or not wanting to interfere with on-going court cases.

But they cannot hide from the fact that the country is losing its international competitiveness. The country is ailing.

Diagnosis: CHANGE.

We need people with fresh ideas.

I can tell you that the Rakyat are an intelligent bunch. We are not that partisan, we are not as loyal as you might think. We do not have a favourite son.

But we do want change. Sure, the change might involve installing a personality who has a pending court case relating to certain sexual foul-play accusation. But given the pool of politicians available, he is still our safest bet if CHANGE is what we want.

If I live in a (hypothetical) country that had to choose between a leader who fcks one person or a bunch of leaders who fck the entire country, I will definitely choose the former. Better have one Laksamana Mee So Do than a bunch of Laksamana Do Re Mi running my country.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Arguing with a woman is not about right and wrong, it’s about her trying to demoralize you, to break your spirit

Whilst we entrust our politicians to steer (read: social engineer) this nation to some form of greatness, we recognise that we still have to play our tedious part. We still have to deal with this nitty gritty stuff called our individual lives. However much they debate and talk about subsidies and tax cut etc, we still have to figure out what sauce to eat our meat with, what phone network to sign up to, and how to handle arguments with our women. Politicians are pretty much useless when it comes to issues of micro-living, which in reality, is really the only basis of our happiness. We only care about the macro picture as a soothing distraction to the mess found within our micro-lives.

I am saying this because I have difficulty handling arguments with female friends. This seemingly trivial problem appears to overwhelm all the other more major issues in life.

Hell indeed hath no fury like a woman scorned!

Ms SSL (the wiser other half) advised these measures when facing an angry woman:

Shut up.
Or prepare to fight dirty.


This article may save your life:
How to handle arguments with women: "Arguing with a woman is not about right and wrong, it’s about her trying to demoralize you, to break your spirit"

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Usain Bolt wins the Olympics 100m in a World Record time of 9.69secs and the happiest man is this...

He must be the happiest, most delighted non-Jamaican supporter in the stadium. (pic: Usain celebrating with the crowd after the historical victory)

...or was that an accidental headlock?

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Birth of Nut Graph (another highbrow news blog?)

A group of inspired journalists and business-minded people will launch The Nut Graph, Malaysia's newest (online) news portal, on 15 August 2008 (incidentally TODAY!). Good luck to them.

I have asked about joining them (although not sure what I am joining exactly, but the idea sounds wacky), obviously as an unproven sisuahlai writer, true to form. They haven't replied with a rejection, so as far as this dreamy application is concerned, it is still alive. :)

Nut graph has clearly stated that it won't be focusing on breaking news (read this write-up: The Nut Graph to explain it all) as it pointed out that Malaysiakini and MalaysianInsider have cornered the breaking news market, so no need to replicate. It will offer a different reporting style to readers. cough* I guess this has got nothing to do with budget constraints.

As Nut Graph isn't live yet at time of writing, I suspect it will offer plentiful of aerial views on socio-political subject matter - little to none first-hand reporting, but very heavy on afterthoughts. This description reminds me of an over-opinionated aunty showing off her arm-chair analysis about absolutely anything.

If that is the case, then it is not too too dissimilar to reading socio-political blogs that are so abundant in our local blogosphere, e.g. Malaysia Today.

One of the Nut Graph founders said,"There’s a lot of news reporting, that’s for sure, but not enough done to connect the dots."

"We believe it’s not enough to just report if we want to add value to our readers’ experience of the news."

I am eager to find out first-hand as I have no idea what she is trying to say.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

200 orgasms a day girl: Too much goodness is NO GOOD

It is similar to having no work and going on a permanent holiday 365 days in a year! Where is the fun?

The key to meaningful joy/happiness is to suffer first and then "release".

This 200 orgasms a day case (triggered by almost anything!) is well and truly a condition - Permanent Sexual Arousal Syndrome. She needs an anti-depressant to control it. And she is desperate for a cure.

"But I've heard of other girls who have the same problem and it just appears out of the blue. I've spoken to my doctor about it but she wasn't a great deal of help but that's mainly because there's very little known about it and no one yet knows how to cure it."

My sympathy goes out to her.

The Joker's last act?

Get more Got"him" juice here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The picture to neutralise all the bitterness in our local blogosphere (strictly for older teenagers and beyond)

Do you know who this is? (this must be the most calming image after a week-long pointless squabbles between people who hardly know each other)

Peace. Love.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Multi Level Marketing, Police, Court Case, Happy People (am I missing anything???)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Who is Shadowfoxxx?

He sniffs out an element of pretentiousness in the local blogosphere. He identifies the prey. He builds his story. He adds a few layers of spicy subplots. He marinates it with some skunkdalous juice. And now the icing on the cake: he deep fries and lets rip his merciless (often funny and colourful) tirades of vulgarity, including words not found in any dictionary. Welcome to the world of shadowfoxxx!

This anonymous blogger has been hogging the local blogging limelight for some time now. He remains elusive, and has even turned down the most controversial blog post prize (the condition was to collect the prize in person!). It was obvious the foxxx identity is far pricier than the award. Soon, I think our local blogosphere would need to coin the term shadowfoxxx (as a verb) to mean that this blogger has officially flamed a person/an entity.

So who is this shadowfoxxx individual exactly?

Let's do some CSI work. These are based on probables, details and guesses extrapolated from his writings on the ShadowFoxxx's blog. (see disclaimer below)

(1) It's probably a male blogger.
I will not leave it to chance. This blogger could still be a bored female fantasy writer, the heavy butch version. But if you're a betting person, I'll advise putting your money on the blogger being a testosterone-flooded full-blooded male. Any ill-guided person of any gender can be sexist or pondanphobic; but it truly takes a XY-chromosome with a steely stomach to write such brutal philosophy: "To me, happiness is lying on a bed with a chick bobbing her head up and down my crotch."

(2) He had probably spent some (education years) time in Singapore.
His almost continuous rants on Singapore politics/politicians despite living and working in Malaysia shows that he cares enough to be bothered about it. The average Malaysian (from a survey of one = me) does not have an opinion on Singapore politics, full stop. Unless force to say something in a school essay - this does not count. Certain Singaporean government policies might have shaped his aspiration/goals in life, otherwise I cannot see any reason to be so vocal and so disparaging about it.

(3) He was probably university educated.
His above average IQ would have easily landed him a place in some form of tertiary education. He was probably a high achiever at his secondary school but maintained a healthy low profile (as opposed to the low profiles of disturbed kids).

(4) He is probably in the 27-34 age range.
One cannot possibly accumulate so much bitterness so young, unless we are talking about accelerated growth. I don't think he went through that, he is likely to have a pretty normal upbringing. So my guesstimate is that he is somewhere between 27-34. By 35, he would have matured enough to stop complaining on blogs (or become successful enough in his business to not bother shadowfoxxxblogging ever again!).

(5) He works well alone.
This is a hallmark of an independent thinker, perhaps too independent. I picture him doing his own business with minimal requirement for intense social networking. Freelance IT work comes to mind.

(6) He loves the Nuffnang concept, secretly?
This is my wildest guess. One can argue that after Nuffnang popularity has exploded and gone semi-mainstream, he ruled himself out being part of it (he probably saw it late also). He appeals to the niche market, and Nuffnang is not niche enough. It is too safe, too groupie and too mainstream for him. Cool dudes don't do that kind of stuff.

But my opinion is this, and I think this is more probable. He probably likes the Nuffnang concept, and wishes he was in the hot seat calling the shots.

*He previously indicated that he couldn't see the long term organic potential in Nuffnang as a clean online blogging ad agency (he also gave a Mesdaq analogy, Their real money comes from gullible investors and getting listed in Mesdaq...). Instead of giving it the benefit of doubt, he was quick to dismiss it. Cheery optimism is seldom high on his menu (too much optimism leads to self-delusion, remember?). So indirectly he was advising Nuffnang to revamp its business model before getting stuck in a rut and falling into the hands of venture capitalist. But then again, if some venture capitalist offer good money to buy out his IT idea, would he stand firm and say NEVER?

(7) Anymore guesses?

Disclaimer: Nothing stated here should be regarded as truths. We do not condone foxxx hunting. If one of the guesses happens to become fact, it should be considered a lucky guess, and not as a result of any inside information. It is really all just made up guesses, except the part of award to be given in real-person, the chick bobbing her head and the * paragraph. Those are non-changeable classic lines only a genius like the foxxx could write.

Why fox with the triple x? This one you have to wait.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Why is this the most "hilarious" cartoon in Malaysia

Translation (cartoon from Utusan Online):

Guy in blue: The Olympic Opening Ceremony was awesome and joyful.
Guy in yellow: Let's hope our athletes will shine.

(cricket sounds)

This is one eerily unfunny and uninspiring cartoon. Who commissions this kind of non-intellectual use of newspaper/media space? It is so pointless, it is actually very disturbing.

Very disturbing.

Related article:
Critical Thinking Skills, where are you? No wonder the marketability of Malaysian graduates is low!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Crime Co-perpretator Protection: First Come First Serve Basis Only please

Syed Hamid on why Saiful wasn't charged (my comments in RED)

Anwar is charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code, which implies consensual sodomy.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star): Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is not being charged because he is the key witness in the sodomy case against PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.

He said that in a criminal justice system, when a person comes forward to report on a matter, the person would be protected.

This logic surely does not apply to other crimes, right? A consensual co-perpetrator coming forward first gets protection?? Is this a race?

"Usually, the victim would be given protection," said Syed Hamid who spoke to reporters after the MoU signing ceremony between Malaysian and Australian Governments on immigration cooperation at a hotel here on Thursday.

Who could possibly be the victim in a consensual act?

He also said that Anwar is innocent until proven guilty by the court.

"Good cop bad cop" classic line.

"However, it doesn't mean that we can't take action against him just because he is a VIP," he said.

He also advised the public not to jump into any conclusion before the court decides the case.

Public not allowed to form an opinion?

In the police report he lodged on June 28, Saiful had claimed he was forcibly sodomised. Anwar is however being charged under Section 377B of the Penal Code, which implies consensual sodomy.

“If it is “suka sama suka” (consensual), why was I the only one being charged? If it is consensual, both should be charged,” Anwar said after coming out of the courtroom in Jalan Duta on Thursday.

Ya, man. Good question.

I have read Saiful's blog. It sure looks like a blog, and sounds like a blog, but is it really his blog? Seasoned blog readers are usually very good at telling whether a blog is a fake (instrumented and written by someone else). Take a sniff at his blog and tell me your verdict.

Why is it easier to find a partner when you already have one? (is cheating really fun?)

For the record, I am taken, or I took someone (same difference) and cannot be bothered to break this monotony called monogamy. Laziness has its plus I tell you.

Anyway, I just wanna address this question: Why is it easier to find a partner when you already have one?

The answer is affirmatively yes (it is easier!). I am not writing this to promote promiscuity or to promote my sexiness (no need for I have close to zilt; maybe more than some bloggers out there, but not too much more). Here is why it is easier to find a partner when you already have one:-

(1) People with partners are relatively more secure then singletons, emotionally. They can handle rejections far better, which in turn, has a strong direct correlation with confidence (false or real). Confident people are naturally more attractive. Try talking to a good looking depressive. After 10 minutes of chat, not only will your libido goes MIA, your overall enthusiasm for life just sinks like a rock.

(2) The illusion of stability and reliability. Married people have this deceptive image of being reliable people. Why not, if someone is prepared to give his/her life to you by marrying you, you must be something awesome. Let me repeat, this is just an illusion, but this trickery of mind works magic on single people. (Real story, I know single KL people who purposely put on a wedding ring before going on a Friday night prowl just to improve their chances. This is crazy, but people are doing it - have you used this tactic before?)

(3) People with partners attract loose, wild characters who hate commitment. This companion-on-demand arrangement normally appeals to people who seek quick physical thrill, aka relationship adrenaline junkies. Typically, this no strings-attached relationships involve one if not two already-attached parties.

(4) Cheating/helping someone to cheat is fun (disclaimer: SSL does not condone anything that is hazardous to health, fun stuff may not necessarily be morally right, use your own intelligence to decide what is right for you). Cheating activities can only work only if one party is already attached. And trust me, they are more relationship fun-seekers than ooh look, I am so loyal people (potential liars).

(5) It is far cheaper (money terms and time) to go out with attached people. There is little time for games. Games are what cost relationship money and headaches. So the less time you play those games, the cheaper it'll get.Although the risk of complete catastrophe is higher (psycho jealous single partner and the likes wreaking havoc), but if the games are played underground (secretly)... it will save both parties a lot of money for the same physical returns. Since the world is going into recession, or near recession, I expect this activity to become more popular.

Disclaimer: Cheating is bad. (Bad is good?)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Government dabbles with MILF!?!

Phew. For a second, I thought it was that MILF.

I am not joking you, I may have found the solution to induce female orgasm with just a touch of a button (PG-13 reading)

Check out this orgasmatron. No more angry mornings and PMS-excuses (I hope)!

Monday, August 04, 2008

First pics of Bradangelina twin babies (Vivienne and Knox Jolie-Pitt) sold for a lelong price of US$14mil only!

First "for magazine release" pictures of Brad and Angelina's twin babies were sold for US$14 million! Holy celebriticraziness!

Thankfully the money is going to good causes. Isn't it?

Man in Greece walked around town with severed head of gf (not before beheading the girl's dog; what did the dog do?!?!)

We thought the bus beheading case was an absolute shocker until this one comes along.

Ultra super siaw!

SKY NEWS: A 31-year-old man who beheaded his girlfriend after stabbing her to death has been shot and wounded by police, officials on the Greek island of Santorini have said. Read more.

so how do you spot the pyscho in us?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Putting an end to a sorry saga: IcyQueenGoddess removed

Silence is perfectly golden. A popular blogger perfected the art of not telling what doesn't need to be told (he is absolutely spot on!).

The only needed response was:-

Now you see it...

Now you don't...
Never feed the hungry pack of wolves... or was it f...?

Friday, August 01, 2008

Mudslinging: the latest blog craze?

Mudslinging is a level milder than character assassination; like medium peri-peri to hot peri-peri. The latter has a more lasting effect, and usually built on allegations which are impossible (at least, very hard) to prove. Mudslinging is much simpler to perform, but it is still more art than science.

You do not need me to direct you to the whizz-kid in this latest blog fad (often found lurking in ping.sg). Often, this type of blog writing is clothed as attempt to expose the hypocrites, to reveal lies, to unearth untruths for the betterment of the world/something. This is not too dissimilar to using moral arguments to justify cruelty (emotional or physical).

Mudslingers are very different to cry-babies. Their motives are often complex. The worst variety of mudslingers are the NEUTRAL MUDSLINGERS. They do not have anything to gain from these activities apart from the joy of mudslinging itself. And when this is done on the blogosphere, the coverage of smear can be unthinkable. A little bit like having a homer manning a nuclear plant. So innocent, yet so in danger.

And I think I know who is next in the firing line. This person (easy target, like a sitting duck) will fall like a pack of cards if she/he plays the game.


Rare solar eclipse today: don't miss it, what locals will be able to see later

Thousands are heading to Russia to witness today's RARE solar eclipse. If you haven't boarded that plane yet, don't despair. Head to the west-coast of Peninsular Malaysia (northern coastline folks have better chance). Tonight, between 6 to 7pm, you may be able to catch a partial eclipse.

From wikipedia: Viewing the Sun during partial and annular eclipses (and during total eclipses outside the brief period of totality) requires special eye protection, or indirect viewing methods. The Sun's disk can be viewed using appropriate filtration to block the harmful part of the Sun's radiation. Sunglasses are not safe, since they do not block the harmful and invisible infrared radiation which causes retinal damage. Only properly designed and certified solar filters should ever be used for direct viewing of the Sun's disk.

**The safest way to view the Sun's disk is by indirect projection.

Celebrity and other Mere Mortal Bloggers Poor Judgment: How you gonna fix it, fix it, fix it? Call for a press conference?

Yesterday's interesting exchanges with fat4 (author of Xblogger) on ping.sg and an insider informant have led me to several conclusions.

Sometimes the best way to handle allegations, not-so-nice name-calling, ugly accusations is to keep a dignified silence. Dignified here, of course, implies "this is not worth my time", and occasionally "yes, I am guilty, what do you want me to say?". This is best exemplified by a blogger's non-response to recent mutterings on the blogosphere, I am referring to a she. Because certain matters, often trivial such as reputation (none for me), and other private issues, are just not worth the explanation.

The desperate need to explain yourself is a bad habit to have if you are a blogger. Good emotional control is king. (I am also guilty of first degree emotional failure to refrain, see last entry.)

So whenever you are pushed into a corner and suddenly that Danity Kane "how you gonna fix it?" song starts to play in your head, ask yourself:IS SILENCE GOLDEN? That might possibly be your greatest escape.
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