Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Feeling shitty

Feeling like crap, I decide to beat the flu-blues by clearing up the mess in my bedroom, desk and to pay off bills (can't believe it's that time of the month again!). Some believe that the best way to create positive energy or qi is to clean up junk and to get rid of all things pending. So here I am, throwing and rearranging, paying (thank God for Online banking) and depositing, filing and dusting away stuff that needs to be paid/arranged/thrown. I also steal some time in between decluttering updating my iTunes and surfing. I know....I know. I should concentrate on completing one task first before proceeding to another; but I feel like crap anyway. So let crappy, crabby me be me.

So it's Day 3 that I still have the flu (and NO. I don't have the H1N1 virus) It is so annoying - the runny nose and teary eyes, the nasal voice and the itchy throat. I am missing a trip to Singapore and I can't play with Isobel for fear that she will catch my virus. Bah Humbug.

I made chi-kuteh last night. Not quite the same as my babi bakuteh, but I have to respect the muslims staying at my house. Drank the soup but still feel lethargic. Anyway, back to surfing.

Went to some of my favourite sites and was saddened by some reports about unethical newspapers writing salacious gossip about Kak Min.

*Muallaf. Singapore screened it.Malaysia didn't. Malaysian Censorship Board chopped it to bits.*

And then the inquest of Ean's PA, Teoh Beng Hock death which was scheduled to start today has been postponed to August 5th. Let's pray for justice.

*taken from TheMalaysianInsider*

** Sunday 9:21am**

Left this post to get groceries; and back to complete it a few days later.

My flu has cleared up, but now the whole body is aching after go-karting yesterday for the Merdeka Media Race. It feels good though. Exercise always makes the "happy hormones" happy.

Speaking of happy, I hope my baby girl is happy.
Little Isobel has her bike. She can't peddle, but I do hope that will stop her from fighting with the neighbours kid now that she has her own "real" bike. My siblings and I grew up with really cool neighbours, and I don't remember fighting with them. In fact, there was something about my parent's upbringing, cause we never saw colour, race or creed.

I had turkish, english, african, indian and scottish neighbours. I also befriended gypsies who lived in the fields behind our home in Canterbury. They loved us and we would often have community games together, especially during summer.

But that was in England.

Here in Malaysia, we are to adopt a concept that is not entirely new; worded "1Malaysia".

Yesterday's riot seemed to depict a far cry from that, writes some media.

Is it?

Since Najib took power, he has portrayed himself as a reformer, by pledging to review the ISA, making concessions for the non-Malay communities and taking steps to free up the economy.

Demonstrators came linked arm in arm donning black and red shirts to show their protest against the ISA. Their protest was to be a peaceful protest. No plans for attacks with weapons. I know because I was invited to take part in the rally.

And this was what I was advised to bring:

There is a gang of people that are planning to go for the perhimpunan so you can either choose to meet up at the masjid jamek station at 12pm or if you want to make your own posters, you can meet up at AWAM at 10am and then leave for masjid jamek at 11am to meet up with the rest there at 12pm larr.

For those who will meet at AWAM can contact xxx who I have cc this email to and those who prefer to meet at the lrt can contact me at 016-xxx xxxx or just reply to this email. thank you.

Here's a list of stuff to bring : 1) lotsa water 2) rock salt 3) goggles 4) mask 5) towel 6) toothpaste 7) camera (if any) 8) handphone 9) sunblock 10) umbrella (for sun/rain), raincoat 11) wear good walking/running shoes 12) a spare t-shirt put in a plastic bag in your backpack

Apparently the dress code is black and red. But better to keep it in your bag first until we reach the rallying point.

The brutality of police beating PAS lawmaker Hatta Ramli, which was captured on camera during yesterday's anti-Internal Security Act (ISA) rally as well as the force with which the protest was crushed yesterday will certainly provide fodder for PR to say that the Barisan Nasional (BN) government does not tolerate any dissent.


(more pictures: browse through the net. I like these by Joyce)

Prime Minister says this demonstration was unnecessary as he was already planning to review the ISA anyway. The local TV news displayed the frustrations of retail and hawker sellers ranting out their disapproval of the protest cause it had deterred their sales for the day.

As of 07.05pm yesterday, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Mohd Sabtu Osman says that 438 people were arrested until 6pm.

Nik Abdul Aziz, who is also the Kelantan Mentri Besar, said there was no reason for the Government to obstruct the intention to hand over the memorandum to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the rally was (meant to be?) a peaceful one.

My sister was a bit annoyed because that meant we had to skip a friend's play at KLPac. I told her; "there's a silver lining on every cloud... Now we can watch Yasmin's tribute on Majalah 3 followed by Muhksin!"

She agreed so the 4 1/2 of us watched M3 and Mukhsin amidst Northern Indian food.
Family bonding, good food and a touching tribute. Perfect!

So today I don't feel so shitty anymore.

I feel blessed. Again. Praise the Lord.

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