28th September: it all started with Ustaz Haji Bungsu @ Aziz Bin Haji Jaafar, the Sabah Mufti, who delivered a talk entitled “Krisis Kepimpinan Melayu: Nasib Melayu Di Tangan Siapa?” on this date at a symposium entitled “Mendepani Agenda Asing Melayu Dalam Krisis Kepimpinan”, where he apparently suggested that Muslim members of Sabah’s ethnic communities should call themselves Malay.
This short documentary about a road sweeper in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur is a reminder that all of us are part of a team, we all need each other, and it’s not wise to say one’s role is more important than another’s.
Most of the palm oil based cooking oils available in Malaysian supermarkets declare themselves “cholesterol free”, but aren’t palm oil full of cholesterol-raising saturated fat?
On reaching this milestone on 2nd (or 3rd) August 2013: thank you, my faithful servant, since 13th April 1997.
Probably one could say we have driven it to the ground, or milked it for all it was worth, or for me to have lived the adage of: the sole purpose of having a car is to bring you from point A to B.
To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to the distance to the MOON, or driving 10 times around the earth along the Equator. Yes, you read that right, lest you might need to shop for eyesight assistants at http://www.greateyeglasses.com/.
The 5-minute video is about a primary school teacher who learnt life lessons from a poor student in his class. Yes, watching it WILL make you cry.
- made in Sabah
- zero production cost
- edited with Microsoft Movie Maker, probably even on a slow pc
- the teacher did not wear a helmet while riding his motorcycle!
A photo of an alleged phantom voter arrested by villagers while attempting to vote at St Theresa Primary School, Inobong, Penampang.
If there’s an app everybody should get, it must be Waze: saved me about half the time I would’ve taken had I taken the usual route; even changed routes twice along the way as it found quicker ones. Usually, if I left Likas at 6.15pm it would’ve been impossible to get home by 7 on a Friday; incredibly it happened even on the last weekend before Chinese New Year 2013.
This ability was exactly what I wished to be available when I saw a similar system in action on the streets of Tokyo in 2001. If such info was available in Japan that long ago, I wonder what more is possible now.
I stayed in Okinawa for almost 4 months, starting November 2000, and my thoughts about my stay there include:
Much has been said and written about the above, including the background and subsequent reasonings.
The most pertinent, in my humble opinion, are as follows: