Monday, August 24, 2009


Today's Smile-Inducer : Pretty things . You walk around aimlessly, least expecting to have your heart dancing a little jig of its own at the sight you behold. It's the realization that there's beauty to be had in everything around us. Delicious splashes of colours that decorate the palette of the sky. Delicate patterns on the sand. Delectable scents and aromas wafting from kitchens and ovens. Understated everyday sights that are always left underappreciated. It's those moments that catch you offguard and stops the endless ticking of time that steals your breath away. Yes...pretty things and happy couples make me smile. =D

So sorry for the lack of updates lately. Just thought I'd drop off a smile inducer today as an apology for the past emo posts.... Been pretty busy preparing or making up for the lack thereof of daily tender moments with my textbooks.... Finals in a week!!! Wish me luck guys *crosses fingers*

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


is that shard of knowledge that you can't do anything to make things alright again

Monday, August 17, 2009

The waiting game

"How much of human life is lost in waiting" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will consider declaring a health curfew only if the mortality rate of those infected with Influenza A (H1N1) goes above 0.4% from the current 0.1%-0.3%.

So.... let me get this right. We're actually going to be waiting for more people to die before we get off our asses and do something about the situation. Ty-pi-cal. These people are being so damn predictable *yawns* Give us something new already .... the guess-what-we're-gonna-do-next game's no longer interesting...

Maybe the people way up there who are "trying their best to do something" about anything should do this : volunteer to make up the additional 0.1-ish%.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Battle weary

Sorry for the long absence. I've been down with a fever the last week. Thankfully, it's not the H1N1 bug that seems adamant on infecting people these days. But, today's post has everything to do with H1N1 and ignorance and our collective spirit of Malaysia Boleh !

As we all know, the Influenza AH1N1 pandemic is becoming a rising concern here in Malaysia, or at least I prefer to think so. Unfortunately, I don't think Malaysians are really bothered that it's been robbing so many lives here in our nation.

Take for example the shopping malls. How many people actually bother to wear a face mask when they go out? Whilst I was sick the past week I made sure I wore a mask when I went near people simply because the idea of being a mass murderer wasn't appealing at all. But then I step into the LRT and I see people coughing their lungs out and not having the conscience to even cover their mouths !! It is stuff like these that irks the hell outta me. The fact that we Malaysians love to pride ourselves on being an educated lot, yet we overlook all these things so easily astounds me. Why aren't we taking a more proactive stand in battling this pandemic? Why are we so content with standing on the sidelines and wait and watch as the death toll rises everyday? How can we report that 7 million Malaysians are going to be affected by this virus, quote that number around and cough right into someone else's face whilst doing that? Such dexterity is worthy of a hearty round of applause.

Humans tend to be a selfish bunch at times. Money and the economy are more important than someone else's father or mother, son or daughter. Who cares as long as my own family stays safe right? I can't reschedule meetings, there's money involved there! Who cares if my boss gets a flu? Even better ! We can't take a week off school, how else are we going to make up for lost time? Students are healthy they'll get well within a few days! No biggie. I don't have to wear a mask even if I'm sick as a dog, I should really infect someone so at least I don't need to make the lonely journey of meeting the Creator alone right?! I don't need to care about someone else because my own kids,my own parents will never get it, it's always someone else who gets it, never me and mine.

How can it be that other countries are able to keep their casualty rates at such a low level and WORRY but yet we watch people dying and NOT WORRY because the 'percentages' are within 'safe' limits. Who cares about percentages??!!!! A 0.0001% already involves lives. Lives are not things we 'adjust within safe limits'. Lives are not statistics for us to show to people 'how effectively we're controlling the situation'. The greatest sin a human being can do is to dehumanize another human being. And that's exactly what we do best.

Oh yes, and I hear really stupid things like how face masks are really expensive to wear and people can't afford it. So yea, a RM1 mask is way too much of an investment to preserve a life. Another aspect to applaud is the shrewd business minded ability to have the non-conscience of using the market and demand for masks to generate a profit. What else can I say ? We should really give ourselves a pat on the back for Malaysia truly absolutely Boleh !

Saturday, August 01, 2009


Today’s smile-inducer : Finding the zen zone
I’m an easily stressed person. By nature I tend to enforce upon myself strict expectations and rules in order to conform to the ‘perfect’ world dictated by the crazy perfectionist in me. The kaizen theory, very much advocated by the brother of mine lists complacency as one of the mighty sins that should never be committed. And to that I sometimes concur. But I’m beginning to see the flaws of my judgment, and I’ve come to realize that flaws are the outstanding marks that complete perfection.

“Do you like it when people call you a bookworm? It’s sooooo boring !” she said.

It’s immaturity like this that I can’t stomach. Why is there the eternal need to be cool? Why do people seek so much to belong that sometimes they don’t realize how disgusting and out of place their behavior gets? I see it all around me and I fail to comprehend what’s so cool… about being cool?

It further astounds me to see that most of these people are way past the age of 21 and yet choose to behave like 15 year olds hyped up on the insecurities of puberty ripe at the cusp of adolescence.

A good example is the sprouting of silly quizzes on facebook where they ‘predict’ the age at which one will lose one’s virginity. As expected, quizzes such as these solicit suggestive and sometimes vulgar responses. But seriously tell me, how cool does “Where can I get a girl quick” sound? I’m terribly amused when I hear of boys wanting to look for call girls. Wherein lies the thrill when you have to pay for a girl to spend a night with you? How cool is it when you write that on a messageboard for the world to see? Publicizing the fact that you can’t even get something without having to pay for it…

You could :

Lie - so people think you’re someone you’re not but could you make the mirror lie to you?

Plaster on a mask – so that the real you is hidden and suppressed but could you sleep at night wearing that mask without suffocating from the weight of it?

Bribe, steal and kill – to get what you want, but could you bribe your conscience, steal some peace of mind and kill your inner voice?

I may be half nerd, half geek, I’m highly allergic to sports, I love my books to bits and I think the world is one fantastic playground brimming with knowledge for us all to tap into. I won’t go clubbing because I think it’s plain stupid to pay good money to get my eardrums blasted off by music I don’t even like, neither will I smoke because I think smokers are essentially really selfish people who highly educated as some may be don’t bother about the ill effects of secondhand smoke.

If you fail to see the things in me that make up the person that I am, then you’re not worth my time, and neither will I feel like I’ve lost a friend. I don’t see the need to conform to what you want and destroy the person that I really am in order to reach that one stupid goal. It’s silly really, how we all seek to be ‘individuals’ by trying to emulate one another. I’m happy simply because I’m cool with being uncool. You should too.

“Better a bookworm than an empty vessel” My answer shall ever be.