Wednesday, 8 May 2013

R&R

While I prefer to analyse things from all perspectives, I do not believe that anyone with any political awareness would truly be non-partisan.  It is not a matter of taking sides, it is simply a matter of choosing the policies, ideologies, and practices that you are most compatible with, no matter how neutral one wants to be.  

I detest people who use intimidation to impose their opinions and values on others, denigrating those who do not share their views.  Some even go to the extent of dictating how others should think and what people should write in their own private blogs.  Then there are those ABU-type vigilantes who actually commited physical harm on innocent people and public properties because they were lied to by their cult leaders and incited by corrupt agitators about foreigners and phantom voters.

I am perfectly capable of accepting dissenting views and opinion, but I abhor the hypocrisy of people who shout about accountability and transparency, and yet put the blame for everything that is wrong in their lives on everyone and everything else other than their own selfish selves, while whispers of shenanigans are being covered up at all costs with gag orders, media boycott, MS Word typos, and MS Excel errors.

Why are we still unable to see them for what they are?  Why do we elect these mental and emotional juveniles as our representatives?  We are not selecting entertaining clowns in a television reality show, you know, we are selecting lawmakers.

These are the people who have been elected to be our lawmakers, but in reality some of them don't even respect the laws of the land by being involved in acts that defy the laws.  My god, many lawyers in this country are themselves law breakers.  

Are we as a people totally irrational, illogical, unable to understand that elections are not just about politics of ideologies?  Why are we as a people still unable to choose our path with our heads instead of our emotions?  Why have we not developed our ability to think beyond the obvious and assess any information or issue with clear minds?  Why do we still entertain wild and baseless allegations and relate them as facts?


These past few weeks have really tired me out and I am really disappointed with some of the choices that was made this time around, so I am taking some time off to recharge.  I am not even sure whether I have the energy to write about heavy sopo stuff anymore.

My interest in politics is waning, and I am thinking of finding other hobbies to occupy my interest and write about.  Political observations as a hobby is simply too tiring to keep up on a long term basis and at the moment I'd rather play computer games than write about it.  Or even think about it.

Since I am taking time off from writing anything remotely related to politics for at least the next 4 weeks, I am taking in suggestions of what to write about, preferably something light and entertaining.  If there are no suggestion, I may write about gardening.  Or maybe sewing.  Or fashion.  Or not write at all.

28 comments:

  1. Cats, baking, book reviews, movie reviews or write an e-book.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions Bee Kim, although since I don't watch movies and have zero writing talents, it probably will have to be baking. I love the smell of fresh bread, heh .. that would definitely be different :D

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  2. Big Cat : These are the people who have been elected to be our lawmakers, but in reality some of them don't even respect the laws of the land by being involved in acts that defy the laws.

    agree with you.... people like Najib and gang totally has no respect and regard for laws by way of cheating in the election,now we have a 'cheating gomen' sitting in putrajaya !!

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    1. I really cannot stand idiots like you, truly I can't. I am not one of those blinkered morons who believe in everything that is being said out there from both sides of the fence .. I have an active mind and I exercise my brain cells regularly, so quit the propaganda, and stop littering my space with your idiocy.

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    2. Aiiyoh! An illiterate literate! This must be a new discovery. Scienstists should flock here to study this specimen. Baca tapi tak reti baca?

      Bab-bab mukjizat ni, serah kat Pakatoon. Tak blackout pun dia kata blackout. Knee jerk reaction sebab when Anwar was still in UMNO, that was what he WOULD have done, that's why he expects it.

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  3. Share market.

    Leno.

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    1. Share market is something I avoid talking about .. it is work, not a hobby. But thanks for the suggestion Leno ;-)

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  4. what bothers me now are those slanderous reports of magic blackouts, unverified 'phantom voters' and people who spread the word internationally of how fraudulent the election is due to this.

    I'm boggled at how far and how fast the perception spread, and it's all based on lies.

    For that I'm worried for the people and the future. How gullible they are.

    On the time off - I'd go for the cats haha. and baking :) I love the sight of baked goods. and oh maybe TV shows!

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    1. Yes, me too, like that Anon 21:30 up there.

      Cats just sleep around, so there is nothing to write about. As for TV shows, the only one I watch lately are the news. Not good if one want to avoid politics.

      You love the sight of baked goods, I love the smell of them baking :D

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    2. It is one of the best scent in the world!
      I've been on a Japanese bakery kick lately - they have the prettiest way of making sandwiches and the quirkiest names for them XD

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  5. Can you write about GST as lay man org kampung term...

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    1. Hmm .. good suggestion. Give me a while to get something together.

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  6. It would be too bad if you and Annie withdrew, Tinsel. Now is when the nation needs people like you the most. Tiring? Yeah, no doubt. But we're here. We'll prop you up.

    We can't rest because the devils on the other side sure ain't gonna.

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    1. Thanks for the support Ramayana. I appreciate that.

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    2. Give 'em hell. That's the only language bullies understand. Me, I let others do the softly, softly. I have spent 4 years in the Pakatoon camp, they only know harsh words, so I will counter them head on. No mercy.

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  7. Please write about Austrian economics: How it can be help Malaysia to solve it's so-econ imbalances between races. It would be interesting

    mtr

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    1. Hmm .. let me get my research going and see whether I am up to it. Thanks for suggesting.

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  8. If you are travelling, please write about it.

    All the best.

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    1. Thanks for the best wishes.

      My job requires me to travel all the time, but I hardly see the sun rising and setting each time. It's the interior of offices or the interior of hotel rooms, and the sights in between. Maybe I need to take time off from work altogether :D

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  9. How about joining Utusan ? You will fit right in....and bring your dumno readers with you.

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    1. Yeah, you think these past few years I haven't been reading translations of the Chinese newspapers that Annie did for me? You and your ilk sound just like those opinionated "contributors opinion - not the position of this paper" pieces in their Opinion pages.

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    2. Ooooh someone thinks stupidity is exclusive to the Chinese. Gelang Patah proves they are not as smart as they like to claim. The myth of the lazy native needs to be readjusted into the myth of the clever and hardworking Chinese. I have met many Chinese who are good for nothing and want to be spoonfed all the time.

      Face it, the Chinese community is shrinking, ageing, and becoming stupider with each generation despite widespread college education.

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  10. Indians and Chinese constitute half of the 120k ppl at Kelana Jaya... Does the name Che Det ring ma bell? I understand your frustration, its like your gelang patah already

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    1. I don't mind the different ethnicity as long as they can use their heads when making decisions that affect the nation. I happen to have multiple ethnicity in my family tree, and I believe the differences in our various cultural background actually is a good thing, but I cannot understand the ethnocentric worldview that seems to dominate our society right now, over and beyond what matters most, that is honesty, capability, and integrity.

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    2. Wahhh now 120k pulak! Dasyat wey, how these Pakatoons can bend the lawys of physics. Kakaka.

      Tell me baby, can you fit a universe into a pea? I think I can write a blues song with that.

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  11. Dearest Annie,

    Write about cats (I love them and alwalys will). Look carefully when they sleep. Soo cute and when they see your face, watch the expression. Sometimes it soo funny.

    Or you can write about people, your friends, customer, people on the street, your mamak jual paper etc.

    Or new addition of your house improvement, buy new pic, frame photo of your friends, buy new clothes..... There a lot of topic, just choose my dear sweet Annie.

    :) sarah

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    1. Sarah, I think you have just posted in the wrong blog :) I am not Annie, and I am certainly not sweet :D, I am as ascerbic as one can get, though I do try to be more ladylike in here .. heh

      I am addicted to clothes, handbags and shoes, they are the only things I splurge on nowadays .. just got myself a pair of super high heels which I don't know when I can wear them as they are so incredibly impractical for work, but just too pretty to resist .. sigh!!

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    2. Sorry bigcat... your sound forelone like annie....and both of you post sound sad... I put both of your blog side by side in my windows. guest that what happen when you feeling sad when your friends feel sad. Sorry cute cat.... High heels hmmm....my favourate loveeee it...

      :)sarah

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