Monday, August 31, 2015

Bersih 4 : This is my country

It is reported that staggering half a million attended the overnight Bersih 4 rally in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. If you attended the rally, you deserve a round applause. If you slept overnight in the rally, you had my bow.

No doubt, the rally was a huge success. Compared to previous Bersih rallies, this is the most peaceful one without any untoward incidents especially from the police. Compared to Bersih 2 and 3, it was filled with brutalities especially the release of tear gas. Until today, I still could recall the pain of tear gas. On contrary, this Bersih 4, police was indeed helpful to keep the rally safe and smooth. Kudos to them!

Meanwhile, the brief presence of Dr. M in the rally was the most shocking twist in the rally. It caught everyone off guard. Though it was brief but it was very significant in many ways. It was a simple gesture from him to call for BN MPs to join the rakyat to unseat Najib. That brief appearance also toned down the rally to be less Chinese driven. Come on, he is one of the respected leaders in Malay community, his presence may represent the Malay communities.

We can't deny the rally was dominated by Chinese but it wasn't about races, was it? I believe the rally is meant for Malaysians who truly love the country. I believe those rally goers realised that the current administration and especially the leader has led the country into nowhere. Laced with corruption, selfishness, controversies and allegations, this leader must go before the country collapses.

Even it was a Chinese dominated the rally, but don't ever underestimate the presence of our fellow Malays, Indians and others and I even saw Orang Asli in the rally. We do not need dysfunctional 1Malaysia propaganda to unite us, we already united. And please don't make any unwise moves to separate us further. 

Alright, we had overnight, we had chanted "Bersih", we expressed our call for change but in the end, honestly, there's no change. Do you still remember when was the first Bersih rally?

It was back in 2007! Eight years gone, and? After two general elections, there's no significant electoral reform.

Despite call for Najib resignation stole the limelight compared to electoral reform, but end of the day, he's still the Prime Minister. I know I'm being a killjoy here but this is the fact. And I'm doubt that vote of no confidence will be tabled in Parliament in October, even if it does, the BN MPs will not vote him out. As Dr. M said, BN MPs have been bought. Nevertheless, we pray for the best that BN MPs have some conscience in their hearts to cast the vote righteously. 

Bersih 4 rally has ended. Life goes on but never forget to pray for the best for our nation. Make our motherland glorious again. 

Before I end, below are some of the pictures taken during the rally:

Sekian dan Salam Hari Merdeka.

Friday, August 28, 2015

When Somebody Loved You

How many of you will open the nofitication in Facebook which alerts you on the memories you had with who and who today.

It's a mixed feeling to open the notification. It's rather guilty to look at yourself back then when you were used to be skinny. Look at you now, you have grown horizontally.

Notifications are not meant to be opened since it would flashback those memories that you had with someone you loved before.

I know life is about moving forward but some fragments of the past could be nostalgic sometimes. It really warmed my heart for a mere second when I opened an notification few days ago. It was those silly memories that I used to have with someone who treated me so dearly. But oh well, maybe I'm not meant for him, so we didn't get together eventually. 

Now he's attached with someone else...just hate that bitch who stole my ex-baby away. Just joking - to be honest, I'm very happy for them whenever I see their lovey dovey Facebook postings. At least he is happy.

Whereas for me, I'm also attached. Yay?

There are so many postings in Facebook from my friends/acquitances who are always lamenting that they are still single and lonely.

Please don't be. Having a relationship is not fireworks and celebration everyday. You still need to work and still need to face the ugly part of reality. Romance never long lives. Quarrels are inevitable. Having a relationship is not the absolute cure for loneliness. 

My dear lads, please don't rush for relationship. Feelings and excitement may blind you sometimes in searching for ' the one'. Let me share you one tip, the moment when you realize and assure that you could give part of your life to that very someone and that very someone could take the lead when you are not able to, let me tell you one thing, that very someone is most likely could 'the one' for you.

Don't  know why I'm being emo writing this entry. Let's end the night with an emo song by Jay Chou...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Celebrate Malaysia in Style with Reebonz

It will be the 58th Merdeka Day for Malaysia come August 31st , and the celebration of national pride will continue until Malaysia Day on September 16th.

Why not celebrate in style with Reebonz by wearing your patriotism on your arm or on your shoulder, for a change?

The Malaysian flag, or Jalur Gemilang is a modern classic in design. The strong colours of red, white, blue and yellow can easily transition into an integral part of your daily wardrobe and when combined with the rest of your outfit, trumpet your love of your nation for all to see.

Reebonz (pronounced as ‘ribbons’) is Asia’s most trusted online brand, and a preferred shopping destination for buying and selling the widest variety of luxury products with an amazing selection of handbags, shoes, small leather goods and jewelry to complete your look as you celebrate Malaysia in style.

Luxury comes in many levels and the Reebonz’ Online Price before further markdowns is always more attractive than the recommended retail price at designer boutiques. For the best value at Reebonz, stalk your favorite items for when they are at their lowest price, which could be during special sale events, at clearance or when it is the last piece available. (see our appendix for examples of our ‘as low as’ prices).

Styling Your Patriotic Purchase
The concept is subtlety for the beginner and anything goes for the fashionista.
For beginners, do not attempt to combine all colours of the flag in one outfit. A float-y white outfit accessorized with a red handheld bag, a red and blue statement necklace, and gold earrings with metallic gold shoes gets your patriotism across in a chic and timeless way.
However if you are a master of clashing prints or can colour block like Mondrian then let your true Malaysian colours show. Break out the batik, tie-dye, funky florals or Hawaiian print and clash them with stripes, polka dots, geometric shapes or metallics. Pick a colour from your outfit and match your bag to it; or opt for a statement bag that stands out from the outfit. Rules do not apply to you.

It’s In The Bag
To make your patriotic purchase last for more than a season choose a shape and a style that will complement your lifestyle, and where you plan to use your bag. If you commute to work, a mid-size backpack or a shoulder bag may be ideal compared to a small clutch.
If you frequently attend formal events a streamlined clutch with some bling might be the wardrobe staple that you need.
To help you in your selection Reebonz has curated key trends for Autumn/Winter 2015 and the colors of Jalur Gemilang to help you celebrate Malaysia in style.

Shoulder Bags
The shoulder bag is a timeless staple that is a key trend for Autumn/Winter 2015. This classic and defined silhouette lets everyone know that you mean business, and need your hands free to get things done. Both boxy and rounded options are in style with a single flap keeping the look clean. Bright red is a key colour trend for the season combine the two and shoulder your patriotism with style. To celebrate Malaysia in style, consider the Saint Laurent Classic Monogramme Medium Satchel or the Lanvin Quilted Lambskin Sugar Medium Bag that carries all your essentials.

Backpacks are back and you know you want one for its sporty luxe styling that is functional and utilitarian, allowing you to be hands-free with the knowledge that your belongings are well-secured.  Perfect if you ride a Harley, a bicycle, or even if like most of us you ride the LRT.  Choose a small to mid-sized backpack in key colour trends of blue from lapis to cyan, and casually carry the love of your nation on your back. For example, the lightweight and functional Prada Vela Backpack or the Proenza Schouler PS Courier S Backpack,  synonymous with urban chic.

Handheld Bags
Handheld bags such as the bowling bag never go out of style. Depending on how you style these beauties you can go from ladylike to bada** in a blink of an eye. For ease of use current models often come with a shoulder strap for when the weight of the world is too much for your manicured hands to bear. In a small to mid-size in shades of yellow from bright citron to deep amber, the handheld bag announces your love for King and country. How about Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel for edginess, or MCM Nuovo Large Boston Tote for sophistication.

Clutch Bags
For a sharp silhouette in the boardroom, sophistication in the evening or a fun option on the weekend, clutch bags are here to stay. Opt for a winter white to reflect the purity of your love for Malaysia, and to make a statement on every occasion. Among Reebonz’s picks is the MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Large Zip Clutch that is perfectly sized for both day and night, or the Mulberry Clemmie Clutch for a simple yet elegant look.

Go Vintage
Pre-loved handbags from Reebonz can be just the ticket for when you want to mix it up with a nod to the past, flavoring your carefully curated outfit. Reebonz’ picks include theHermès Birkin 35 that is the very essence of elegance and opulence, or the effortless style of the Chanel Lambskin Leather Shoulder Bag.

Cut Through the Clutter and Noise with the Philips HTL7140B

Gibson Innovations is proud to introduce the ultra-sleek yet powerful Philips HTL7140B soundbar speaker. With superior attention to design coupled with innovative technology, this soundbar is set to surprise and captivate listeners.

At just 38mm high and 54mm deep, it's incredibly slim yet boasts 5.1 channel sound far more immersive than its size would suggest.  It is no wonder that it is codenamed ‘Katana’ after the traditional Japanese sword.

Contrary to most of the soundbars with 2.1 channels, HTL7140B’s  5.1 channel is built with six amplifiers to deliver greater sound quality. The 5.1 system uses the same speaker channels and configuration, having a front left and right, a center channel, two surround channels and a subwoofers. Coupled with the precisely 45°angled tweeters and Philips proprietary Ambisound technology, the HTL7140B could create a sound stage that is much wider than its own length.

The Philips HTL7140B soundbar speaker also includes a wireless subwoofer with 8” woofer for impactful bass and clutter-free placement. The result is a truly immersive and 5.1 channel sound with an impressive 320W of power that could fill any room. Listeners will be amazed with the quality and size of the sound projecting from this soundbar.

The soundbar comes with a tapering design, and a modern, black grill that wraps around both ends of the bar. Smooth beveled edges on the front sides create a refined finish while an aluminum plate adds a hint of premium shine from the top. On the top of the soundbar, a glossy black panel is backlit to show touch panel functions that are nicely concealed when not in use.

The Philips HTL7140B soundbar speaker enables you to easily connect to enjoy all your favorite entertainment with HDMI CEC (Easy Link). This technology enables quick operation with one remote control, or you can use the convenient touch panel on the soundbar to power on/off, change audio source and volume. In addition, Philips HTL7140B soundbar speaker also supports HDMI ARC for convenient cable connectivity. Furthermore, this soundbar speaker also supports Bluetooth and NFC function for music streaming.

The Philips HTL7140B soundbar speaker supports HDMI 1.4 4K displays that empower high-end home theater systems in the similar sphere which is used by many commercial movie theaters. This standard of display support also enables Philips HTL7140B to be sustainable in future technologies. 

The Philips HTL7140B now is available nationwide with a recommended retail price of RM 2,331 ( Inclusive of GST ).

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Weekly Update: Sorry State of Malaysia

Being a Malaysian today could never been challenging until recent years.

Let's go to weekly update.

We've found the missing piece?

D.S. Najib said that Malaysian experts conclusively confirmed the debris found in Reunion Island off Indian Ocean was indeed part of MH 370. So has the one of the greatest mystery in aviation history has been solved?

Don't think so since only Malaysian experts had made the statement so far. To be certain, let's wait for French experts to announce their conclusion first - well, you know experts from Malaysia are not that credible.

Even the timing of this discovery is questionable since Najib is in troubles lately. Even if the debris was from MH 370, it is just a tiny jigsaw to solve the whole puzzle. The other parts of the plane is still missing. Even we found most of the parts, another question will arise - why it went down?

Ladies and Gentlemen, The King of Donation

The politics situation in Malaysia is similar to soap opera, full of drama and twists. But sadly, the antagonist still wins the day.

Apparently, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commisision (MACC) has announced that RM 2.6 billion in D.S Najib's personal account had come from donors and not from the state fund of 1MDB.

Though the beleaguered Prime Minister is cleared as he claimed but not entirely though. Who were the donors? Why he needed such huge amount of money? By claiming that he is 'cleared'- is he intimidating MACC to stop the investigation?

Apparently, with that amount the money, he has become one of the richest men in Malaysia. Congrates, Najib.

The King of Donation is BOILING!

Apparently, D.S. Najib was 'boiling' to read the nasty comments and false allegations on him in the social media. As usual, he put the blame on the Opposition.

He never realized that the Malaysians are boiling too for living in a unsettled situation for so many years ever since he took the helm. He also never realised that the rakyat need not Opposition to elucidate on what's going on in the country - the rakyat has eyes and well-minded enough to read between the lines.

Being attack in the social media so how to counter attack? So the cry baby called upon the UMNO members to retaliate in social members. Seriously, as the leading political party in Malaysia, Najib instructed his members to launch retaliation on freedom of speech instead of serving the rakyat.

Cow Baby

Stupidity reigns again in Malaysia thanks to this host from TV3's Fiqh Wanita by the name Fatimah Syarha. Apparently, the topic in her show was breastfeeding. To make herself to sound a little smarter, she added that babies can absorb bovine's DNA via cow's milk and eventually that babies who consume cow's milk will become bad tempered in the future.

Albert Einstein in making indeed. Seriously, this is so dumb. If our bodies can absorb animal DNA via its meat or drinks then we will have wings since we consume chicken most of the time? Or will we have fins to swim since we consume fish?

KL City Grand Prix

So Malaysia had this inaugural KL City Grand Prix in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Since, it's a street race, few of the major roads in the city were closed to accommodate the race. According to the organizer GT global Race Sdn Bhd, the three-day street race would create 750 jobs and generate RM 750 million in economic spillover effect.

Is it worth it? I don't know but those folks in KL really had to pay the price - inconvenience to commute to work, worst still, some of the working folks in downtown KL were forced to take annual leave since the traffic in city was shut down. You be the judge.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Total Mess

What an interesting period of time we are living in. Malaysia's politics are getting barbarous.

Let me do a brief recap.

So the Wall Street Journal has alleged that RM 2.4 billion went to Prime Minister D.S. Najib's personal account through 1MDB fund. However, he had never denied nor admitted until yesterday which had shed some light. According to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commision that RM 2.4 billion was donated into his account and not through 1MDB fund.

Seriously, I don't think any sound minded Malaysians would believe in such lie. Here's why:

  • Why he did not explain since the publication of WSJ report that the money in his personal account was from 'donors''?
  • The donors should donate to charity organizations and homeless instead of him. He's not a beggar, is he?
  • If he has done nothing wrong, why there was such a rush to have cabinet reshuffle by firing Tan Sri Muhyiddin who has been outspoken on 1MDB?
  • Why our ex-Attornye Genral  Abdul Ghani Patail was removed?

For those Malaysians who are reading this post.,  our beloved country is in a mess. We are living in a police state which makes no difference with North Korea. 

Our rights, our freedom and our love for this country has been ridiculed tremendously. I always believe that if the oppression is getting greater, the greater the people gonna retaliate. I don't know when and I don't know how these dark clouds will fade away but we will pray for the best for our beloved country Malaysia.