Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sukan 1 Malaysia - a parody

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sad but its true, Tee Hui Yi has passed on

From the moment she underwent her first heart transplant in October 2007, I have been following her progress from the various news sources and found her to a girl with real true grit, to live.  With her constant pictures appearing in the press and reading so much about her, Hui Yi had somewhat grew on me.

Regretably, she passed away yesterday at the Batu Pahat Hospital.  She was 19.

R.I.P. Hui Yi.


Miracle heart transplant girl Tee Hui Yi, who survived two transplant surgeries, passed away Tuesday at the Batu Pahat hospital. She was 19.

Tee was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pains around 10am, but doctors pronounced her dead half an hour after arrival.

Tee's father, Ah Soon, 57, said doctors did not inform the family on her actual cause of death.

"She was fine but complained of body aches last night.

"She vomited several times (in the morning) before her body went weak and she stopped moving," said Ah Soo, adding that he tried to resuscitate Tee but to no avail.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor visits Tee Hui Yi at National Heart Institute (IJN), Kuala Lumpur.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor visits Tee Hui Yi at National Heart Institute (IJN), Kuala Lumpur.Tee stopped schooling after Year Four when her health deteriorated. She was supported by a mechanical heart while waiting for a heart transplant.

She underwent her first heart transplant at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 4, 2007, but her body rejected the organ.

Hui Yi then underwent a successful operation the next day. She was discharged from IJN on Dec 22 after spending 15 months in the hospital.

Tee's body is currently placed at a Chinese funeral parlor along Jalan Fatimah here for prayers and the funeral will take place on Thursday.

- The Star

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Did anyone go for the free biryani?

In a not-so-subtle response to the Education Ministry’s guidelines on ‘how to spot gays’, a new enterprising Indian restaurant in the Klang Valley has taken the unusual step of offering free food for those who fit under the ministry’s controversial ‘guidelines.’

Fierce Curry House, a restaurant operating in Bangsar, yesterday launched a campaign on its Facebook page, declaring that the first 15 male customers who show up at their premises on September 16 dressed according to the ministry’s guidelines for gay men will be entitled to free biryani.

“The first 15 guys who show up in a tight-ish, light-coloured V-neck tee and carrying a man bag or man purse will get a free chicken or mutton biryani,” their Facebook post stated.

The post also showed two images; one of flamboyant Real Madrid midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo dressed in a tight, light pink collared polo shirt carrying a man-purse; and the other of actor Zach Galifianakis, garbed in a t-shirt with a sling bag.

The headline for the picture cheekily stated: ‘Only one of these guys is getting a free biryani’.

Both Ronaldo and Galifianakis are heterosexual.

The campaign is believed to be a humorous poke at the Education Ministry’s recent unveiling of the ‘how to spot homosexuals’ guidelines.

Sin Chew Daily this week reported that the ministry had endorsed the guide as an aid to parents and teachers. It was reported that the guidelines were introduced during a seminar in Penang on September 11.

The event, titled ‘Parenting in addressing the issues of LGBTs (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders), was reportedly officiated by

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Puad Zarkashi.

The guidelines’ ‘symptoms’ for gays were: Muscular body and a fondness for showing off the body by wearing clothing, such as by wearing V-necks and sleeveless tops; a preference for tight and bright coloured clothe; an inclination to be attracted to men; and a tendency to carry big handbags, similar to the kinds used by women.

For lesbians, the guidelines stated: Showing attraction to women; distancing themselves from women other than their girlfriends; a preference for hanging out, sleeping and dining with women; and absence of feelings for men.

The news has since become the brunt of criticism from civil liberties representatives, who claimed that it was discriminatory and could lead to ‘witch-hunting’. Other have labelled the guidelines as ‘ridiculous’ and claimed that it will harm Malaysia’s image as a liberal-thinking country.

The ministry has since denied endorsing the ‘early symptoms’ guidelines. In a statement yesterday, it stated: “We wish to inform that we have not approved or endorsed to any parties to provide or issue the guidelines for distribution in schools.

“It is important to stress that it was issued by concerned quarters,” it said.

The ministry, however, said it is looking into the issue described as “social ills” and is constantly providing guidelines to prevent students from “engaging in such activities”.

Herukh Jethwani, owner of Fierce Curry House, told Malaysian Digest that the reason behind their campaign was to tap into the social buzz surrounding the issue.

“It’s just our way of addressing the matter. And response to the campaign has been tremendous. We’ve had to extend the promotion to include 25 people now,” he quipped.

Meanwhile, Facebook users have applauded Fierce Curry House’s promotional efforts. Facebook user Clarence Agod wrote on their wall: “I’ve never heard of you guys til now ... And I love you already!”

Kavidha Natarajan wrote: “Whoever thought of this marketing campaign is a genius and should be promoted immediately.”

Laviinia Dhana stated: “Well done, Fierce Curry owners! Awesome way to respond to such silly guidelines. Look forward to the pictures.”

As of Press time, the restaurant’s posting had been shared almost 900 times and received more than 600 ‘likes’.
[Source: MD]

Monday, September 17, 2012

Now, UMNO is profiling our kids

In the aftermath of September 11, a number of our Muslim leaders were subject to tight security check whenever they travelled to a foreign country.  They were not happy as the authorities in these countries profiled them as potential terrorists.

But if one was to study the Malaysian political scenario, UMNO in fact is the master of profiling - bumiputras/non-bumiputras, Muslim/non-Muslims, Semenanjung/East Malaysia, Malays/non-Malays, etc. which clearly reflect that if you belong to one and not the other, you can either be advantaged or disadvantaged.

Now on the latest profiling act.  UMNO has issued guidelines on how to spot (I would rather use the word 'snitch') on children who possess the trade marks of either a gay or lesbian.  For heaven's sake, these are just kids and we do not need to subject them to more stress.  During my school days, I had friends who behaved alot more on the feminie sides but it had never bothered me in the least.  One of them even spent time coaching me in my Maths in which I was totally hopeless.  Some of them were on the Prefect Board, librarian heads and some even participated in robust sports.  Life as it is in school is already tough on them.  Do we have to subject them to further discriminatory acts?

So what are the symptoms of a Gay?  Well, according to the UMNO guideline, there are :
  • Have a muscular body and like to show their body by wearing V-neck and sleeveless clothes;
  • Prefer tight and light-coloured clothes;
  • Attracted to men; and Like to bring big handbags, similar to those used by women, when hanging out.
I am not sure about the 'handbag' thingy, but don't the first two describe a popular figure I know on the silver screen?

So, is Chuck Norris gay?
[Churck Norris is an 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master in Tae Kwan Do. On July 1, 2000, Norris was presented the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame. In 1999, Norris was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum's Hall of Fame]

Religion is one thing, and the personal life of the individual is another.  How the person turn out to be was not of his own choosing.  Just like I did not ask to be born a Chinese, but I was and now it is up to me to make the best use of my life.  This equally applies to my Malay, Indian, Kadazan, Iban friends.  Likewise, nobody wanted to be born a gay or lesbian but now they are born that way, they have to make use of the lives to contribute the best they can to society, and not a menace some straight people I know.

Now meet Dr Jessie Chung, the person who underwent a sex change and later married an accountant in 2005.  A year ago, she received her PhD in Chinese herbal medicine from a university in China and is now a successful entrepreneur.  Isn't she a positive contributor to society?

All I have to say is, LIVE AND LET LIVE .....

Monday Humour


A young Arab asks his father, "What is that weird hat you are wearing?"

The father said, "Why, it's a 'chechia' because in the desert it protects our heads from the sun."

"And what is this type of clothing that you are wearing?" asked the young man.

"It's a 'djbellah' because in the desert it is very hot and it protects the body." said the father.

The son asked, "And what about those ugly shoes on your feet?

His father replied, "These are 'babouches", which keep us from burning our feet in the desert."

"So tell me then," added the boy.

"Yes, my son?"

"Why are you living in the UK , and still wearing all these shit?



1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your mobile
phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries...

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom
of the screen

. Leaving the house without your mobile phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to copy,paste and forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no 9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't
a 9 on this list.



Try to picture this.  You are driving your car on a quiet road and you were with your thoughts.  You come to an intersection and the traffic light shows red.  Like all good drivers, you stop your car.  The next moment someone in a F1 car drives up next you and stops.  Out of nowhere, a bunch of guys come out from behind the trees with all the gears  pretending to change your tyres and check your engine [similar to a pitstop at a racing circuit].  The green light comes on and the F1 car speeds off on the one way lane.  Along the way, another group of people cheer the race car on, flag and all, and before he knows it, the police was on his trail and stops him for speeding.  End of story.

These are many of the antics Reme Gaillard pulls on unsuspecting public and in most times, gets away with it.  I have selected two videos which I believe are worth viewing.  The rest can be found on YouTube.

Remember Sylvester Stallone in 'Rocky' training for the big fight?  Here is Remi Gaillard doing the same, to the backing of the theme song 'Eye of the Tiger".


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Our Sunday Girl - JESAMINE

What am I supposed to do
With a girl like Jesamine
Though my eyes are open wide
She's made my life a dream

When Jesamine goes, a part of me knows
I'm not really living
A butterfly child, so free and so wild
And so full of living

When Jesamine stays, though time goes fast
This is my world at last
Beautiful days lost in her eyes
But then the whole world dies

[Repeat Chorus]

What can you say
When a girl doesn't want to know
She's too far away
And she makes my life a dream

[Repeat Chorus]

When Jesamine stays, though time goes fast
This is my world at last
Beautiful days lost in her eyes
But then the whole world dies

What am I supposed to do
With a girl like Jesamine
Though my eyes are open wide
She made my life a dream

When Jesamine goes a part of me knows
Im not really living...