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Monday, June 29, 2009

My reading Malaysia part 1

I will try to be neutral on my political view from now on.

All that oil money yet cant even have a decent public transport system?

"Jack" calling out "jack"

Najib admitted NEP is flawed(Long awaited but...)

Friday, June 19, 2009

An hour of our time-for the parents

Got this forwarded mail like the 3rd time but it touches my heart every time and would like to share. Besides the obvious message from the article it also tells us not to judge and comment on someone too quickly. Always ask the reason and be patient!

A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year
old son waiting for her at the door.

SON: 'Mummy, may I ask you a question?'

MUM: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the woman.

SON: 'Mummy, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the
woman said angrily.
SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'If you must know, I make R 50 an hour.'

SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: 'Mummy, may I please borrow R25?'

The mother was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can
borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you
march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you
are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door..

The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's
questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that R25.00 and she
really didn't ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the
little boy's room and opened the door.

'Are you asleep, son?' She asked.

'No Mummy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.

'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the woman.
'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the R25
you asked for.'

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you Mummy!' he yelled.
Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his

'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the mother

'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.

'Mummy, I have R50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home
early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she
begged for his forgiveness.

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We
should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some
time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do
remember to share that R50 worth of your time with someone you love.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily
replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind
will feel the loss for the rest of their lives."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Why is everyone excited about Lee Kuan Yew? -James Chin@Malaysian Insider

I read another article, click here, from Malaysia insider and find it interesting, so I decided to share especially with the Malaysians.

I dont understand 100% the history of Malaysia and politics but this article gave few insights. It's a bit funny.

1 of the funny quote i like reading

"They simply do not like the idea of a “too-smart-for-his-own-good” LKY getting away with “Malay” land and creating a Chinese “dot” between the Malaysian and Indonesian Malay sea. The fact that Singapore has transformed itself into a fully developed nation with the highest standard of living is another thing they cannot stomach."

Dont get me wrong, I am just amazed at how he put it in a funny way. I am not writing this because I am pro chinese(although I am sometimes) but I am more "pro citizen" than pro chinese. I like reading articles about 1 country develops itself into a developed nation and being competitive, the jokes on the politics who's right and wrong. I think the readers get my point now.

After reading more on Malaysian Insider, i just knew the exact politic way how Singapore bring itself out of Malaya into a country of its own. So now after reading that article,to put things to a more drastic speculation, it means Penang, Selangor, Perak and any other Pakatan Rakyat political party can join Singapore "as a Federation". Now we have Malaysia part 2?

It's sad that now only I truly understand the Malaysia-Singapore and the formation of Singapore came about. I never truly understand state government until now.(Actually I wasnt really seriously learning history too) What was taught in high school ?Hang Tuah ? Oh wait they removed the syllabus after u know what report.

You're only a true citizen of a country if you know your country's ACTUAL history. It's sad that not just Malaysia is not telling the whole true story of their country history. With history, the people can only learn and progress!

Now dont put into ISA...or worst UN court trial for this matter.

Another article by James Chin click here

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stir fried Soy Sauce Prawn and Steamed salmon

I am usually very lazy to cook, either a simple steamed mixed ice pack vege with butter and salt, and apple or when I am not so lazy I cook miso noodle with mix marinara* ,eggs,vege and sometime ham.

My housemate told me she wanted something light not so meaty, so I craved for steamed salmon I had tried making when she went back to Malaysia. Then I read my Sam Kuma(3rd aunty, father's 3rd elder sister)'s daughter in law's blog and I craved for stir friend soy sauce prawn all of a sudden. I knew it wasnt too difficult to make 1 giving the taste is abit salty and sweet, then I googled a lil and sure it isnt too difficult to make 1.

Went to woolies to get my stuff and here are the pictures. Thank goodness the salmon were steamed just right! 70% cooked, u can see on another pic the orangey fish meat! The green colored toppings is dill which is used in some smoked salmon. Now i wanted to make 1 before but didnt get the chance to it, smoked salmon is made by salt,sugar,vodka, lime, lemon and dill, depending on your creativity you can even use orange juice.

The stir fried soy sauce prawn ? The basic one is stir fried the prawn add 2 table spoon of soy sauce and 1 table spoon of sugar.

What I did was garlic , olive oil , stir fried the clean washed prawn. When it got about 40% cooked, add in the mix of 2tablespoon of soy sauce, a lil bit of chili flakes(or u can use chili padi or chili powder,1 table spoon of sugar and a bit of salt like about 2pinch because the soy sauce is already salty. the other i added after i pour the mix is 1 cap full of chinese cooking wine "fa diu"(dont get me wrong here). Cook till the sauce is creamy.

The salmon, a bit of salt and 2 slice of lemon marinate it for 5mins and steam the 2 piece of salmon with 1 and half cup of rice. Luckily the timing was right about 70-80% cooked. After it's cooked, add dill.

I am extremely satistifed with both dishes as they are close to chef taste! hehe




Sunday, June 7, 2009

Koala that gives memory

"Ah I am going back in September, *feels joy* , 1st thing must do visit 3rd Aunt" - first thought in the morning ,a thought felt like a dream, but it wasnt a dream because there were no images, it's a thought I had while I was sleeping.

"Ah no....she is no longer here..." - dumb founded, lost, sorrowful, why can't I remember things? Ah...I was still sleeping , part of my mind isn't working, it's a feeling I had.

I went to Lonepine earlier this morning, 1 of the thing I remembered was the koala post card I sent back to my 3rd aunt(and my family and other relatives of course).

"What, is that animal real ?" I recalled vividly her voice expression over the phone, her surprised, a lil embarassed, a lil joy laughter.

This blog isnt about koala, I must've disappointed some readers. It's about little things we do that brings joy to people's live, it's about my grief for my 3rd aunt(paternal/father's side).

She was 1 of the people I respect, look up to the most. It was her genuine love and care when she grumbles at you, the feist/energy she still had at the late 70 age.

It was probably because she was close to my mum, she was a close companion that my mum could count on to talk to , she was a good listener I think. But readers here may think that's the main reason, but I can say that it's not. I still weigh my respect for her because of her genuine care for the people around her. She spoke to everyone that she cared like her own child. People can just tell/feel, at least I could.

She will be missed by many not just those related to her, but even the people at the market. Being "a man", I can hardly hold my feelings and tears.

Here's some nice koala photos (no this is not marketing shit the reason I am writing this blog :P )

Deeply in my memory, she will be.

LEONG FOOK HAR @ LEONG FOOK HAI 梁福霞(i hope i got her chinese name right)

Here is the koala

Here is capture of the day

Friday, June 5, 2009

Why did we migrate?

I have not read through word by word the below attached article. But what have been said are generally felt the same by everyone else.

I once heard the saying you only lived if you knew how to love your family,friends,relatives,the community and the country. For economic reason as well as unbearable things happening in the country people choose to leave.

I am sure a lot of my friends who migrated share the same sentiments.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mourning from far away down under

Cant get myself to type in the words at work..but am still mourning , trying hard to hold on to tears everytime the thoughts of her sneaked in...