Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gone Too Soon

Last night, I read on Twitter that filmmaker, Yasmin Ahmad's condition had deteriorated but I was hoping that with all the prayers from people who knew her, a miracle would happen and she would pull through.

I don't know her personally and I've never watched any of her films but I have always followed her progress via her blogs, The Storyteller, Part 1 and later, The Storyteller, Part 2. In her blog posted on July 22, a few days before her passing, she mentioned that she had chosen the song she was hoping to use for the ending of Wasurenagusa, her next project.

Though I have never watched any of her films, I have always loved all the Petronas ads that she had made. In fact, I've been looking forward to her next ad since merdeka is around the corner, followed by Hari Raya. Well, I guess that was never meant to be.

Finally, goodbye Storyteller. RIP

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

My BELOVED country...

Barely had the issue of the reversal of the PPSMI died down, the nation is once again shocked by the death of a young man with a bright future ahead of him. Many of us are saddened by the death of Teoh Beng Hock. I was very busy last week and did not have the time to read about the mysteries surrounding his death. I only managed to glance at the photos in the newspaper and of course, there were many questions that I would like answered.

I only had the chance to do so early this morning and it is horrifying when I think of all the unimaginable things that have been happening in my beloved country. People get blasted away, deaths happening in supposedly very safe places like the police station, corruption, etc etc etc. You name it and we have it. My God! And it's such a small country compared to all the giants in the world! Unbelievable! Learn more at here and here.

I remember when I was in the primary school, my teachers used to drum into my classmates and I the importance of loving our country and that we were so fortunate to be living in such a peaceful country. So, in my growing up years, I would not hear of people talking bad about the leaders of my beloved country. Such a naive little girl.

But as I ventured into the working world, I started to see the other side of things. I started to learn more about all the things that the people in power had done, the corruption, etc etc and it's like I was looking at a whole new Malaysia and it really saddens me that as the country is being developed, corruption is also developing, but at a faster rate. What is happening? Where is their conscience? Where is the oath that they had taken?

No wonder Malaysia is being called Bolehland where everything is 'boleh'! To the point of taking the lives of innocent people. Memang Malaysia Boleh! I shudder to think what is in store for us and the future generations in the future.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

PPSMI reversal

The talk these two days has been centred on the government's decision to reverse the teaching of Math and Science in English. Why am I not surprised with the decision? I wonder if they have really considered everything before making the decision. Oops...who am I to question them or their decision?

Or maybe the decision made was just to please certain quarters, though it has been stressed that it has nothing to do with the upcoming election at a certain state. I go again, naughty me!

I don't see any reason why we have to reverse the teaching of the two subjects. If a person really wants to do well in something, I'm sure he or she would find all means to go for it and for the matter at hand, not just rely on the school and the government to spoon feed them. Sacrifices have to be made to attain success. If we don't have the initiative to better ourselves, then no amount of assistance can help us succeed. It all boils down to the attitude of the indivdual. As the Malay saying goes, kalau hendak seribu daya, kalau tak hendak seribu dalih.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Murphy's Law?

This morning at work, a colleague of mine commented, 'I marvel at your strength and energy. After your journey, you are still so energetic. You can still run around and get things done.' I just said, 'Thank God for good health.'

I really felt very strong then but I don't feel good now. I'm feeling very tired and I know that I'm falling sick. The symptoms are there already and I've taken some medication not too long ago.

Each time someone says such things, I'll fall sick. I remember late last year, a friend said that I was invincible. I could do anything and nothing could stop me. Know what? I fell sick right after that and had to take medical leave. Murphy's Law?

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