Monday, April 30, 2007

By-election or Buy Erection ?

Almost 90% of 12,272 registered voters of Ijok exercise their democratic rights in the April 28th 2007 by-election. The by-election was necessitated by the state seat that fell vacant due to the death of Barisan Nasional assemblyman Datuk K Sivalingam. The Ijok be-election was won by the Barisan Nasional's K parthiban with a majority of 1,850 votes against the Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Tan Khalid Ibrahim. The 9 days of campaigning was marred by several reported incident of violences and intimidations. The well oiled Barisan Nasional's government machineries also launched millions of ringgits worth of infrastructure project to entice the voters. A dump site which was complained by residents for the past nine years was also suddenly closed. Let's us hope that the dump site will not be reopened after the by-election. Millions Ringgits in infrastructure projects are promised to entice only 12,272 registered voters ? While the two political parties fought it out in the by-election campaigns, the Ijok's voters enjoyed erections from all the promised goodies from the government !

It looks like the only way ( or so it seemed ) to enjoy development goodies, benefits, and privileges from now on is to pray for more by-elections. Let's all joined in prayers............

Dear Yang Berhormats, while we are waiting to see which constituency is lucky enough to bless with another by-election, in the mean time, would it be possible for all of you, the noble politicians, to consider abolishing the toll charges, reduce the petrol prices, and distribute the RM 80 billions annual profits of Petronas to all Malaysians ? And maybe also bring down the electricity tariffs, the telephone tariff, etc. Just my humble wish list.

Sincerely, I am praying very hard to have a by-election in my contituency. Hehehehe......

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Whirlpool of life

I stand there
watching the beautiful butterfly
struggling to lift its wings.
I watched its death.
A tear of sadness to bid a quiet goodbye.
A beautiful butterfly forever gone.....

how much more earth time I still have,
before you call it a day for me ?
Before you set my spirit free ?

This life,
You gave me Joys and sorrows,
laughters and tears,
hopes and desperations,
strengths and weaknesses,
insights and confusions,
successes and failures.
You have guided me
thru' life's flip-flops.

What else you have not gave me ?
With all these experience of senses,
Am I now qualified for a life of no regret ?
And, a journey to eternity ?

You promised me
a simple life scripted in simple plot.
This heart you called temple,
are gifted by you with
illusions, hallucinations, and visions
of things to come.
Is this the wonderful plan
you promised me ?

Behind this veil of ignorance,
I know, you are the one
that causes to be.
I believe,
I trust,
I have faith in you.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Humanity Terrorized

A week has past, my visuals are still being bombarded with images of Cho Seong-Hui's carnages. As a matter of fact, I still felt the pain in my heart to see images of the victims families and friends grieving for the untimely death of their loved ones. The 4/16 incident at Virginia Tech also brought back sad memories of all those killed and injured by past senseless acts of terrors. I hate violences !

In September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four passenger jets in USA. 2 passenger jets were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Centre, the 3rd passenger jets was crashed into the Pentagon Building, and the fourth passenger jet fell short of the terrorists' target and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Approximately 3000 innocent civilians were massacred by the terrorists. 9/11 was the world's most senseless criminal act on humanity.

Without doubt, the scale of 9/11 event was a shocking event to many people. What shocked me even most was, there are actually news reporting from various part of the world on groups of people celebrating and cheering on the streets to support this insane act of mass violence. Don't these people has any basic human kindness to acknowledge the sufferings of innocent people ? I was also equally shocked to see a group of mostly foreign workers of certain religion clapped their hands and shouted in joyous moods to celebrate as they watched the TV replaying the passengers jets slamming into the World Trade Centre. Does the violent deaths of innocent people satiate their perpetual grievances seeking ? Aren't these people encouraging more acts of terrorism ?

Walking among us, we do have people misguided by their ignorances to have deeply rooted misplaced hatreds and angers against others and among themselves. Yes, walking among us, we do have shameless souls thinking that the whole world owed them a living. When they can't adapt or don't get what they want, they vent their angers and threaten others in murderous and violent manner ! I used to despise American's political arrogances and interferences against weaker countries. But the 9/11 has made me read deeper into information from various sources. Since then, it changed my misconceptions about the Americans. Perhaps, the Americans have been right all this while. It also made me realized Israel's plights in her near impossible quest for peaceful cohabitation with her neighbours. In the past, I used to have passionate sympathies for the Palestinians, but 9/11 has changed that perception.

The 9/11 event and the subsequent many incidents of terror attacks in various parts of the world, exposed the existence of significant groups of people influenced by racial biases, religious intolerances, and misplaced hatreds for perceived injustices. These people has enslaved and burdened themselves in the vicious loops of blind faiths in misguided teaching to support and inflict casualties, deaths, and hardships to others and themselves. I pray to God to bless these people with the wisdom to embrace humanity with fair eyes, kind deeds, and reasonable hearts.

In April 16, 2007, a copycat suicide murderer, Cho Seung-Hui, killed 33 innocent people including himself in a premeditated carnage in Virginia Tech. Cho may have his hatreds, grievances, or lunatic inclinations against the American's lifestyles which he has troubles adapting. But, there is no excuse for him to violently terminating and damaging the life of others. Cho's premeditated murdering of 32 people is another form of modern terrorism against innocent people. I do not believe Cho was a mad man. He is a mean terrorist influenced and driven by blind faiths in misguided thoughts and grievance seeking adventure to cause damages and harms to other peace loving people.! His heartless and violent acts has put his family and community into great shame and emotional distress.

A deluded terrorist has brought tears to the world, and untold miseries and sufferings to the families of the victims.

In contrast to 9/11, Koreans all over the world condemned Cho's act of terror. I believed, most Koreans controlled their angers of being brought to shame by Cho, they are ashamed and in apologetic moods even though they are not to be blamed or responsible for the cruel act executed by this lone terrorist with misplace angers and hatreds. Koreans also flocks to places of worship to pray for the souls of the victims. In a way, Koreans had demonstrated to the world the greatness of their civilized and peaceful culture. The Americans, on the other hand, has demonstrate great courage and grace of not falling into the intended trap of the terrorist to enggage in mindless and senseless retaliation agianst the small Korean community. Perhaps there is still hope in humanity........

I pray to God to bless and lift the souls of the victims. May they find peace, love, and eternity in the garden of God.

Om Mani Padmi Hum....

( Note : Sincerely, this is my personal rantings in my personal space, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any group of people. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Friday, April 20, 2007

Much ado about a Real Ass......

How about a Real Ass as a witness in Court ? Well, it did happened in the Justice of Peace Precinct 3 Courtroom ( Dallas ) on April 18, 2007 in a lawsuit between two neighbours, John Cantrell and Gregory Shamoun, on their disputed neighbourly conducts. The dispute was reported by Associated Press.

John Cantrell lodged a complaint on a storage shed built by Gregory Shamoun in his backyard. Shamoun retaliated by bringing and putting a donkey in his backyard. Cantrell file a lawsuit against Shamoun claiming that the Donkey created noises and manure piles. The donkey was called in as the first witness.

When questioned by the judge of his alleged noisy and shitty behavior, the donkey replied " Brayyyyyyyyy...... brayyyyyyyy.... braaaaaaayyyyy......" Other than that, the donkey was quite well behaved in the court room, staring gently, suggestively, and seductively at the Jurors.

The two neighbours later settled their dispute while the jurors are still masturbating.

Well, what else can I said ? Much ado over a Real Ass ! But that is the American justice system. Even a Real Ass gets the rights to be heard and defend itself, much better rights than women in some cuntries !! Bravo.... Hear ye... hear ye...... dengar.... dengar.... I clap my hand... clap, clap, clap, clap......

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Of reason and faith......

During the past 2 days, my visuals has been flooded with news of the senseless killings of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a lone gunman. The gunman, Cho Seung hui, a 23 years old final year English major student at the same University, later committed suicide. To make thing worst, CNN has been repeatedly flashing the news throughout the day, which made me emotionally nauseated and traumatized.

Looking at the picture of Cho Seung Hui, he looks like an average innocent young man to me. But what driven him to commit this senseless carnage ? I guess only God knows. As an average human being, we each have our own personality, trying to reach out to others and within, to understand and make sense of this irrational world of faith in God and reason of happenings. But is there really a God out there ? I am beginning to have diminished faith in GOD. If God is all that almighty, loving, forgiving, and merciful, why can't HE stop all this senseless killings, massacres, and carnages around the world.

Honestly, I am now having a very disturbed mind...... Is humanity on fires ????/

I guess we will never understand the REASON why a disturbed mind like Cho was driven into cold blooded murdering of 32 innocent people in that prestigious and sacred institution of higher learning. Death has become him, I hope he find peace in death. The Virginia Tech's incident is not an isolated case, erriely similar carnages had happened many times in the past in various places of the world. I guess, no matter how prepared we are, we will never be able to rid ourselves of these dangers lurking around in all the unlikely places. Do we pray to God for protection from these type of future dangers ? Honestly, I doubt, even if there is a GOD, HE will not be in a position to offer us that assurance of security. Of course, through prayers we can derived HOPE, but between life and death situations, honestly, can HOPE get us out of danger safely ?

The more I understand religion, the less faith I have in GOD. As a logical man, I dealt with REASON. But can REASON justifies Faith ? Can Faith be derived from REASON ? I don't really know. All I can say at this moment in time is, I have seen many, perhaps countless carnages and murders are driven by blind faith in religions. Whatever it is, I am still hopelessly believed in the higher spiritual being. God, by this honorable name I called you, please don't turn your back on humanity now !

I have digressed. I guess I am emotionally and mentally lost trying to make sense of this senseless massacre. To all the victims in Virginia Tech., with sorrows and tears in heart, my deepest heartfelt condolences. May GOD bless their souls. To all of those directly and indirectly affected by this incident, may you find strengths and greater awareness in humanity.

God be with ye. Good Nite.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Graduated with problems ?

I met and talked to a group of young men in a cafe today. All four of them are well dressed with branded T-shirts, branded jeans, expensive shoes, etc. They spoke reasonably good English. All of them carried the latest PDA phones with wireless Internet access. I guess they are technologically savvy and well connected via mobile phones and Internet. But, I also found out all of them are unemployed graduates. Believe it or not, they blamed the government for not sensitive to their plights, and they also blamed the private sectors for not giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents. I suggest to them to take the road less travelled, instead of becoming a job taker, why not becoming a job creator. In another word, start a small business on their own. Guess what ? they told me the government must first make available easy loan or grant for them to take the risks. These jokers are hopelessly parasitic. I shake my head.....

Times has changed. For the better or worst, I don't know. In the past, with a university degree, you probably have no problem securing a decent job and with higher than average salary. But nowadays, you look out into the street, probably most of the young men and women out there are college or university graduates. Sadly, most of them are either unemployed or are engaged in jobs that does not match their skills and qualifications. Yes, times has changed, a university degree does not guaranteed you anything, it basically allowed you to roll your paper qualification into cone shape to frustratingly scope for the end of the unemployment line.

It is frustrating for those unemployed graduates to actively seek employment but end up continuously receiving rejections. However, the problem of unemployed graduates is a universal problem. It is not a problem restricted to Malaysia only. In Malaysia, we probably have, may be 80,000 unemployed graduates at any one time. ( I am not sure I got the figure correct, I remember I read it somewhere) But in China, they have a big and constant migraine of dealing with 5 million graduates EVERY YEAR streaming into the employment market. Compare this astronomical figures with our Malaysia's cumulative 80,000, Malaysians are indeed very lucky to only have such a small numbers of unemployed graduates.

Malaysian graduates have been having so much good times during their education process that, they are ill prepared for hard times. Ask any unemployed graduate what they are doing now, you would probably receive the standard answer of "tunggu kerja". Which literary means "waiting for a job to come by". Perhaps their mindsets are already stereotyped and they are not trained to venture out from their comfort zones to accept and embrace new realities. Some Malaysians felt so distress that some of our Malaysian graduates have to resort to become TAXI driver to earn a living. By the way, what is wrong being a Taxi driver ?

I recently read a news article in China highlighting the Chinese graduates, having trouble getting a job in the fields they studied in, resorted to look for jobs in non related areas including BATH HOUSES as masseurs due to its grim employment situation. These unemployed graduates have no problem massaging feet and rubbing the back of customers. I do admire these Chinese graduates for the matter of fact and down to earth adaptation and survival skills. In any country you go, there are always mismatch of skills and demands. Existing skills need to be modified to meet demands. How on earth are we going to create new demands to satisfy existing skills that are no longer relevant ?

I guess some of our unemployed graduates have to shed their egoistic elitist attitude and intellectual pride. They have to adapt to changing economic situation and embrace the reality of the possibility of working in non related fields to acquire new skills, and with lesser pay. They need to adopt a more practical approach rather than having the dependence mentality of unfairly blaming the government or private sectors for not creating the right jobs for them. The government has already done more than enough to put them through free or subsidized education from primary, secondary, college, and university.

I still find it difficult to comprehend that, currently, foreign and Malaysian businesses still have to resort to recruit thousands of foreign workers from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Burma, India, etc. to fill the job vacancies. In another word, we have thousands of job vacancies in Malaysia, but there are not enough Malaysians willing to take up these jobs. Or perhaps, these companies are not willing to hire Malaysian workers because of mismatch of expectations and attitudes. Can't our unemployed graduates lower a bit of their expectations to fill up these vacancies ? Just a trivial thought, no offense intended.

Every job is a honorable job as long as it is within the ethical domain of right livelihood and right living. So, don't worry, it doesn't matter what job you start your career with, you may start with lesser pay or lesser job satisfactions, but eventually, things will work out. It always will. Remember, to be successful, you need to start from somewhere........

To side track a bit, I have the an opportunity to talk to one typical unemployed "fresh" graduate sometimes ago. What he told me is naively quite interesting. According to him " Sir, I have calculated and I must have a minimum monthly salary of RM 2,500. Anything less than that, I can not survive..." In a way, taking into consideration of the costs of living in Malaysia, he is quite legitimate to stake that demand. I can understand his frustrations of not able to secure a job after more than 2 years of actively putting himself in the employment market. But, in this case, the best I can do is, to wish him good luck in his search for employment.

I sincerely think the problem of unemployed graduates is a self inflicted perceptional problem in Malaysia. Realistically, Malaysia still have a lot of unfilled vacancies, but the graduates are not willing to take up the jobs because these jobs did not met their expectations. The market should be allowed to correct itself without interference from regulatory agencies. Everything else being equal, the employment market will find its economic equilibrium at the appropriate times. Therefore, there is no need to waste scarce economic resources to implement short term political solution to appease these unemployable intellectuals. The bottomline is, the tax payers does not owed them a living.

The economic wellbeing of a country depends on its competitiveness for future survival. What is needed most is, the government need to have greater political will to focus its attention to make Malaysia competitive by reducing the costs of livings, reducing the cost of doing businesses, improve transparencies, streamline regulatory processes and administrative procedures, reducing economic wastages, and eliminate misallocation of economic resources. Why wasting resources and bother so much with this self inflicted perceptional problems of unemployed graduates ?

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any group of people. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Monday, April 16, 2007

Woman with longest hair in Jiangxi, China

Name : Xia Aifeng, 夏爱风
Sex : What do you think ?
Age : 36
Profession : works in Real Estate Agency
From : Shangrao, Jiangxi Province, China
Height : 1.6-metre-tall ( 5' 5" ?)
Lenght of Hair : 2.42 metres. (7' 11" ?)
Time taken to wash her hair : 90 minutes
How often she wash her hair : Once a week
Last time she cut her hair : 16 years ago
Others : She vowed to keep her until the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Source : China Daily

Sunday, April 15, 2007

My endless war....

My Endless War
( sing to the tune of My Endless Love )
Music & Lyrics by : Condom Liza Rise

Sung by : Georgie Bushy duet with Camel Al Malaikai

My wars,
There are always wars in my mind
These are the only thing that I like

My first war,
You're every bomb I detonate
You're every tomb I make

And I (I...... I...... I....... I...)
I want to share.....
All my weapons with you
No one else will do...

And your land
Your land, your land
They tell me how much you need more wars
Ooh yes, your land will always be
the place for my righteous war

Two crooks,
Two crooks that talk and walk as one
Our wars have just begun.......

Forever.... (ohhhhhh)
I'll hold you close with my arms
I can't resist your bum.......

And war Oh, war... I'll fight the war with you,
I'm sure You know I don't mind
Oh, you know I don't mind

'Cause you,
you need my weapons for the war
Oh, I know....... I know......
I've found in you
My soul mate for endless wars

Oooh-woow Boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom, boom, booom
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom

Oooh and War ,
I'll be that fool For you,
I'm sure. You know I don't mind
Oh you know I don't mind.

And, yes
You'll need more troops from me
'cause no one can deny
This war we had mastermind
And we'll give it all to your people
My war,
My endless war..............

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any group of people. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Of death and eternity....

Two bodies was found floating on the river in Chongqing China on April 7th 2007. Their hands are tied together with a metre long red wire. When local police found their bodies, they had been dead for 2 days. The couple has been identified as 26 years old Wang Feng, and his 20 years old girl friend, Liu Yan. They left a suicide note telling the reasons of their decision to commit suicide together. The young couple had planned to get married, but their marriage plan was met with objections from their parents, coupled with financial problems, they committed suicide as a way out.

Not wanting to be heartless or displaying emotional indifferences, but reading this sort of sad stories does makes me wonder the stupidities of some of our fatalistic Asian's values. Well, it seemed to me that, some may praised the couple for their courage to commit suicide in order to seek eternity of love. But, I would like to perceive this as an act romanticizing stupidities and insanities. When will we be able to rid ourselves of this pervert ism of glorifying death to justify our irrationalities ? Committing suicide to prove their love for each other to others ? How is this different from a misguided religious fanatic who carried out suicide attacks on innocent people to justify his worth to God ? I really don't know. Perhaps, we are getting severely insane on this seventh day. Is life really that worthless ? Insanity has became us !

In life, we tend to encounter difficulties and obstacles. But are there really many difficulties or obstacles that are insurmountable ? I don't think so. All we really need in facing life difficult challenges is by adapting to the environment, maybe lowering our expectations, and face rather than running away from the issues at hands. Believe me, death is not a mean of escaping problems. Death does not deliver solution to your problem. There is no heroism in death via suicide. By prematurely terminating your life by suicide, you are leaving behind a colossal trails of emotional damages, problems, and miseries to your loved one. So owned up to your problem, face it, and solve it with courage and determination. Stop being so selfish, be fair to your loved one and those who cares about you. The world doesn't owed us a living, and seeking romanticism in death is not our way of life. Please, please, glorifies life, not death !

Remember, committing suicide is a sin ! Om Mani Padme Hum. Om Namo Amithaba Buddha.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance

This year's Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance falls on on Sunday, 15 April 2007. The ceremony will be held at Warsaw Ghetto Square, Yad Vashem, Har Hazikaron, Jerusalem. The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, also known as Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, is a national day in Israel to remember the six million Jews, including 1.5 million children, murdered in the Holocaust during World War Two.

Lest we forgot, the Holocaust was the most painful tragedy of mankind's modern history where millions of innocent people and children were murdered due to misguided hatreds and racial pariahisms. Survivors and descendants of the holocaust survivors continued to silently screamed in pain inflicted by the past emotional and psychological scars. I guess I am not wrong too assume that, generations and generations of Jews will continue to hate the Germans for their past misdeeds. It is my sincere hope and prayer that the present generation of Jews can have the grace and magnanimity to let go of the burden of hatreds, let not the hatreds be passed to the next generation to let the emotional wounds bleed forever. Let not the children be taught to hate the children of your enemies, for they are all innocent souls with potential for greater generosity, passion, and love.

Remember we must, otherwise, mankind will never learn from this painful and shameful history. We must not deny the existence of the holocaust due to our political, religion, and racial biases and preferences. We must not forget the sufferings of all those innocent souls who was tortured and murdered by all those misguided racists with misplaced hatreds. Let us all be reminded of these sufferings and let not history repeat itself. Let us all have the moral courage to not keep silent or collaborate with misguided opportunists to cause misdeeds and ill treatments on other group of fellow human beings. Let us all stand firm to have the sanity and morality to reject all forms of human rights violations, inequality, and racially motivated political propaganda.

It is my sincere prayer that, the present Israel learned from this terrible holocaust, please do not do unto others what others do unto you, and practice great restraints to not allow herself to be provoked into using her superior military advantage to cause sufferings to her neighbours in the name of self defense. It is also my sincere prayer that Israel's neighbours respect Israel's rights to exist, and not allowed herselves to be influenced by religious intolerance and racial pariahs into senseless and unprovoked violences with Israel.

While the Jews are conducting traditional rites of public bereavement on this day of sorrows, let us all share their pains and pledge not to be influenced or manipulated by insanity to germinate another seed of future genocide against Israel or other group of people. Never ! Never ! Never ! Would wars and violences conducted in the name of GOD bring peace ? God ( be it mine or yours ) want all of us to live in peace and celebrate the sacredness of life, but not glorifying deaths or sufferings ! Please put aside religion's biases and misplaced hatreds. Be shameful of our past misdeeds, learn the lesson, talk the language of love, tolerance, mutual respects, and have the courage to embrace PEACE. Religions and racial harmony should be used to promote peace and betterment of life. Please stop all these despicable acts of using the good names of religions and racial ignorances to promote further misdeeds and hatreds. Do you derived satisfactions seeing the sufferings of innocent people and children ?

May the souls of those who perished during the holocaust rest in peace. May God lessen the pains and memories of the survivors and their descendants. Om mani padme hum... Om Namo Amithaba Buddha.

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The red poppies blow.....

I felt very sad to read the news of Six Canadian peace keepers killed on April 8th 2007 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. And three day later on April 11th 2007, two more Canadian peace keepers are killed by planted road side bombs.

Canada is such a peaceful nation. What I am today, I owed much to the Canadian hospitality and values. As a young man, Canada offer me an opportunity to pursue my university education at subsidized rate. Canadians that I had the opportunity to encounter with, are kind, friendly, righteous, and generous people who made my stay in Canada a memorable experience. I shall always remember Canada's honourable deeds of nurturing me and many others into learned men and and women.

Since 2002, more than 50 Canadian peace keepers had been killed while on duty in Afghanistan. These young patriotic sons of Canada shouldered the heavy moral and emotional responsibilities of international peace keeping in Afghanistan. But are ungratefully, disgracefully, and cowardly being repaid with deaths and casualties.

To all those fallen heroes from Canada, may God bless your souls. May your loved ones find comforts in knowing that your sacrifices have made the world a better and safer place for all. With sadness in my heart, I am reading Lieutenant Colonel John McCray's "In Flanders Fields" in this little corner of my room, to remember your good deeds, kindness, and courage to promote and maintain world peace :

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

To all Canadian peace keepers, May God protect you from all acts of evil, may you accomplished your missions successfully, and may all of you have a safe journey home to your loved ones and beautiful country. God be with ye... Om Namo Amithaba Buddha.

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Life 101

It is raining very heavily outside. Surprisingly, today is quite an out of ordinary day in office. Office is surprisingly quiet and lack of activities. Looking back, I had been on the 2nd phase of "on my own" for the past 14 years. I will talk about my first phase of life which last about 8 years maybe later. When I said "On my own", I meant venturing into and managing my own business.

I started my first business on a shoe string budget at a relatively young age. During the first and second year, I was the delivery boy, the technician, the finance manager, the designer, and everything else except myself. Indeed, I do work like a dog trying to keep the business afloat. The first five years saw me selling off my house, car, and in fact, everything that is of value to raise the much needed working capital to pay suppliers and office expenses. Honestly speaking, it was tough during those early years to maintain the business and keep it going. Due to lack of financial support, most of the times, I hardly have any money in my pocket. Every single dollar I collected is channeled into the business. Needless to say, I did have a lot of sleepless nights and most of the time, I survive on plain bread and Chinese tea. Looking back, it was indeed a miracle that I managed to pull through those difficult years. God is indeed graceful and generous to me.

I also count myself very lucky to have a very understanding and supportive soul mate that stand by me through the thicks and thins. And, to give credit to myself as a consolation, I must admit, I am a very hard working and disciplined fighter. In those years, I kept telling myself I have nothing to lose except my pride. I will just work the extra hours and refused to let go of any little opportunity that came along. I refused to submit myself to the possibility of failures. I refused to admit to my relatives and friends that I need help, and every time I saw them, I put up a very convincing smile that I am doing well. In a way, I am a great pretender, and, pride is what kept me going.

Looking back, 15 good youthful years had passed me by. Honestly, I have no regret to walk through that path. It did enriched my life's experiences and made me a better man. Thinking about those years did made me shed a few droplets of tears. But don't get me wrong, I am not an emotional sissy. Those are not tears of sorrow or sadness, but tears of achievements. Today, in a way, I have accomplished my little success. I am basically a better man today, better prepared to savour every moment of today, tomorrow, day after tomorrow, and........

Life, how complicated can life be ?

Signing off now to go for my regular dosage of coffeeeeeeeeeeeeee................

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology seeking elsewhere !!! )

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Chocolate is good for health ?

Wow, this is another sinfully delicious good news ! Researcher at University Hospital of Cologne founds that Cocoa ( Dark Chocolate ) is good for Health. Regular consumptions of foods rich in Cocoa can reduce blood pressure, reduce the risks of heart attacks, and also reduce the risk of strokes. The leading author of the research report, Dr. Dirk Taubert, said the benefits came from the compound commonly know as polyphenls or flavonoids. The are also various reports cited in Journal of the American Medical Association on the benefits of dark chocolate.

Hmm... First, Coffee and Cigarette are good for health, then eggs are also good for reducing cholesterol, and NOW, a Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away ? But Tongkat Ali was banned in Taiwan !!!

How about Johnny Walker ? I was told by a drunkard that it can improve blood circulation. Looks like everything from the WEST are good for EAST sooner than exected.......

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cigarettes, Coffee, and Eggs are good ?

Cigarettes and coffee Can protect people from Parkinson's disease ? Too good to be true ? But, this is the derived conclusion according to a research titled "Smoking, Caffeine, and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Families With Parkinson Disease" by Dana B. Hancock, BS; Eden R. Martin, PhD; Jeffrey M. Stajich, PA-C; Rita Jewett, RN; Mark A. Stacy, MD; Burton L. Scott, PhD, MD; Jeffery M. Vance, PhD, MD; William K. Scott, PhD. T

You don't believe in the wholesome goodness of Coffee and Cigarettes ? The full paper was published in the Archives of Neurology. Please visit HERE to see an abstract of the study.

By the way, I also read recently that if you want to reduce your cholesterol level, you need to EAT more EGGS ! You know, the one laid by the Big Fat Hens, not the human eggs ! This was the research done by Dr Andrew Rochford, an Australian. Please visit HERE for further information.

Hmmm... I just love the good old days of "live to eat". In fact, my old man once told me that, I can eat anything and its derivatives as long as the "thing's" back is facing the sun. Lu chiak par boey ? Sai lin niah le, eh chiak toe chiak, ng tang hiam sar hiam si...... kwai kwai chiak par liow ge choi sui char boar....

So, cutting down my cigarettes smokings, reducing my coffee intakes, and avoiding eggs and bacon ? What did you said again ? Come on, give me a break ! By the way, nasi lemak and satay is bad for health. Now, please take away the horrible Nasi Lemak else where, and go get me a pack of Dunhill, a cup of Kopi-O-Kaw-Kaw, and my favorite Eggs & Bacon !

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology seeking elsewhere !!! )

Monday, April 09, 2007

A tall tales....

You know this man ? He is THE Dalai Lama, the icon of modern Buddhism. I think I used to ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo with him ! Whether he likes it or not, he is duty bounded to be my spiritual guru..

By the way, just look at his sexy dimples. Ain't he sexy ?

No offense intended. Personally, I think religion should be fun. Dalai - koh, hope you don't send your hit squad after me....

I met the Dalai Lama one day in my dream. He told me, God loves me so much, he gave me a pair of angelic wings. Ooop, with gentle blow of God's breaths, I was send from heaven to this dismay earth to save mankinds from sufferings.. the Dukka.

I was asked to "Pan Chee Seith Low Fu" !

Along the way, I got sidetracked and deviated. With my magical power, I transformed myself into a lovely dog and enjoys the luxuries on earth. I love the sunshines and deep blue seas. Heaven was indeed on earth...

Who said a dog's life was never good ? They said every dog will have his days. I am having my days - everyday !

But good thing never always lasts. Pokkai..... This world is full of grievance, apology, and attention seekers. I was told by God to solve the problem on earth. I have no choice but to transform myself into a BIG and HUGE monkey. At the moment, I am so pre-occupied with all these earthly problems. As a SooMooKung, I am having huge headaches. They are simply just too many monkeys around imitating me !!!!!

The almighty Buddha smiles and told me, it doesn't really matter how big my problem is. He knows, one day I will comprehend the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eighfold Path to achieve enlightenments. By that time, I will remove all dukkas from this world. I will attain my Buddhahood.......

Ha... Ha..... I know I will.....

Om mani padme hum.... om namo amithaba Buddha...

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology seeking elsewhere !!! )

A mother's love......

I came home this evening, told my wife and son that I already had my dinner but I will accompany them to have their dinner outside. My son suggested a restaurant, and my wife reluctantly agreed. She told me that she is not hungry but will go along with me and my son, but she will accompany me to have a drink while my son can have his favorite western meals.

I ordered coffee, my wife ordered black tea, and my son ordered his. It was a quick dinner outing, probably last less than 45 minutes. After the dinner, we adjourned to do some quick sundries shopping to replenish some home necessities.

After we reached home, my wife proceeded into the kitchen to make some sandwiches of cheese and ham, and took some quick bites. I was a bit curious and annoyed, and asked her "Are you hungry ? why didn't you ordered the meals while our son is having the dinner ?"

Guess what was her reply ? She said "the food there was expensive, and I don't want to spend money unnecessary." I was really caught off guard by her reply and momentarily lost for words. Here I am facing a woman who loves her son. She is willing to sacrifice her material comforts to ensure her son has a comfortable life. To her, it may be a simple gesture. But, looking back, she has been doing this sort of related small acts to the extend of it becoming a spontaneous and effortless habitual sacrifices. I guess it is really not that difficult to assume that, a mother will always want to give the best to her children.

Well, I do felt guilty for not making enough incomes to allow my wife and children to have greater comforts and luxuries of life.

Women, especially the Asian women, they do have an effective way of telling male chauvinistic pig like me that, I am not working hard enough to deliver material comforts to the family.

Forget about the NEP ! Tomorrow I will work harder..... I will, I will...... Life indeed is dukka ! Good NiteZZZZZzzzzzzzzz....

Saturday, April 07, 2007

World's richest teenager

Bill Gate, please step aside.

Here comes the world's richest man. And he is only a teenager. The above pic showed the teenager proudly displaying his 100 billion dollars note. He has more than 50 pieces of 100 billion dollars notes in his humble plastic bag.

When I asked him what is he going to do with his 100 billions dollars notes, he said, money is the root to all evils. He is going to burn all the 100 billions dollars notes.......

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology seeking elsewhere !!! )

Friday, April 06, 2007

Today is Good Friday.

Today, April 6th 2007, is God's Friday ( Good Friday ) to commemorate the anniversary of crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the CROSS and his resurrection on the third day. Today is a HOLY DAY for all Christians. Let's remember the burdens Jesus has shouldered and his sacrifices to spread the messages of love and the glorification of life. So, to all Christians, go forth and Gospel the good words to all. For further information on Good Friday, please visit HERE.

To all Christians, with my folded palms and bowed head, I submit my greatest respect and admirations to your Prophet of Peace. Have a happy HOLY DAY to remember the world's greatest Prophet of Peace and emulate his kind deeds to mankind..

"Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing......"

God Be With Ye, Namo Amithaba Buddha.

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology seeking elsewhere !!! )

Sense and sensitivity....

A reader of this blog send me a private email wanting me to publish a photograph of myself. Well, request granted. See the attached photo which was taken during the year of the Pig (2007). And, he also want to know "what I like and dislike".

Well, one thing for sure, I am a news junkies ! I read a lot of news daily from many sources. So, I guess I am a very balance person in terms of understanding the issues at hand. I am not an ignorant and easily influenced fool like what you think.

I like to criticize but also like to look at things at a humorous and sarcastic perspectives. What I dislike ? Definitely, I do not LIKE others to criticize me ! I would like to live an arrogant life, because, this is an insane world anyway. Aren't all of us are like that ? But if you still insist on criticizing me, that is also alright with me. Because, I do sincerely believed, as much as I insist on my right to criticize others, you must also be accorded the same rights to not only criticize me, but also other things that you are in disagreement with.

Oh yah, another thing that I DISLIKE, I do not like to take side. I love to sit on the fence and stay out of other people's conflicts, after all, it is none of my business to get involved in other people's affairs. A bit deviation into middle east politics..... As much as I empathized with the sufferings of the Palestinians, I also sympathized with the plights of the Israelis. As much as I feel the pains of the Iraqis, I also understand the frustrations of the Americans and British's forces in helping the Iraqi government to maintain law and order. Please do not feel offended if I refuse to allow myself to take side with you in matters that I believe we should all stay neutral. And, If ever I take side, please learn to respect my rights to make my stand even if my position is in conflict with your preferences.

On sensitivity ? Okay, my personal opinion and experiences dictate to me that only INSENSITIVE people always perceived themselves as being the aggrieved parties. So, why bother so much with issues of sensitivity ? Please go ahead and speak your minds without fear and favour. If you are right, you are right. If you are wrong, you are wrong. How complicated can life be ?

The bottom line is, I am what I am. And you are what you are. That's what makes this world interesting. If you think that I am a monkey. You are right ! No big deal. What's wrong with being a monkey ? Sometimes I do think I am a BIG MONKEY. Just like you ! In fact, I do occasionally think that I am the father of all monkeys. By the way, if you believe in Charles Darwin's theory, than I, as a monkey, could be your ancestor. I used to swing from tree to tree shouting incoherent words. But now I am a bit educated, I used my keyboard to conduct shouting in coherent words. So, I know it is difficult, but please learn and try to show a little respect to this monkey......

But despite being a monkey, I want all of you to know, I am also a very noble monkey. While peeling banana skin and sucking on my banana, I love to read poems and read subjects on humanity. And, as a God fearing monkey, I know monkey like me don't resort to violences and killing each others for the sake of imposing my values on other monkeys. If monkey like me can appreciate humanity, justice, fairness, equality, and respect human rights, can't you also do the same to others ?

And, who are we again ?

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

World Shortest Man ?

73cm man eyes Guinness Record

( source L )

He Pingping, 19, who only measures 73 centimeters (2.4 feet), is applying for the Guinness World Record as the world's shortest man. Born in Huade county, Wulanchabu city in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, He Pingping was only the size of an adult's palm at birth, according to his father He Yun. His home of Inner Mongolia is also the home to the world's tallest man, 2,36-meter Bao Xishun, according to the Guinness World Records.

Read HERE for the world's Tallest Man.
Read HERE for the world's Tallest Woman.
Read HERE for Woman with the Longest Hairs.
Read HERE for Man with the Longest Hairs.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Senior Sex

I received this joke on my mailbox and would like to share with you in this blog.

Senior sex!!

After his exam the doctor said to the elderly man, "You appear to be in good health. Do you have any medical concerns you would like to ask me about?"

"In fact, I do," said the old man. "After I have sex I am usually hot and sweaty, and then, after I have sex with her the second time, I am usually cold and chilly"

After examining his elderly wife, the doctor said, "Everything appears to be fine. Do you have any medical concerns that you would like to discuss with me?"

The lady replied that she had no questions or concerns.

The doctor then said to her: "Your husband had an unusual concern. He claims that he is usually hot and sweaty after having sex with you the first time, and then cold and chilly after the second time. Do you know why?"

"Oh that crazy old fart," she replied. "That's because the first time is usually in August and the second time is in January.

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology seeking elsewhere !!! )

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Adolf Hitler stripped of Honorary Citizenship

In August 15, 1932, Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler was given a honorary citizenship by Heiligendamm. Heiligendamm has a population of 350. It is a seaside resort situated on the Baltic Sea coast. The seaside resort was founded in 1763 and is the oldest seaside spa in Germany. It is part of the town Bad Doberan in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. For further information on Heiligendamm, please visit HERE.

Adolf Hitler was born in April 20, 1889. His racial policy was blamed for starting world war II and the persecution of Jews and the shameful genocidal holocaust where an estimated six million Jews were killed or tortured to death. It was estimated that more than 45 million people had died in Europe alone during the second world war. Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, committed suicide in his underground bunker in Berlin in April 30, 1945 when the Soviet Union's armies overran the country.

The world's seven largest industrial nations was expected to held their G8 summit in Heiligendamm from June 6th to the 8th 2007. Germany has previously held the presidency of the summit on four occasions in 1978, 1985, 1992, and 1999. The June 2007 summit will be Germany's fifth G8 Presidency. In preparation of the summit, the local council of Heiligendamm has taken the right step to formally strip Hitler the honorary citizenship on April 2nd 2007.

It took another 75 years for Hitler to be incrementally shamed for his indecent deeds on humanity. Hitler has been remembered by the world as one of the most despicable person in our modern history. Hopefully, this will serve as a reminder to current dictators, politicians, and religious leaders around the world to cultivate human decency and take steps to respect human rights for total elimination of current and future racial, political, cultural, and religious discriminations, persecutions, inequalities, abuses, and other forms of misdeeds.

May God bless the souls of those who perished during World World 2. May God grant those who survived and the descendants of the victims with the grace to forgive and forget. May God grant human beings with fair eyes to embrace and appreciate the beauty of racial, cultural, political, and religious diversities. May God bless this world to be a better place for our children and future generations.

Om Namo Amithaba Buddha.

( note : This is my personal opinion and observation of a small part of history. Although I empathized with the Jews who suffered the most under Hitler's terror campaign, but no insensitivity is intended by this posting to other group of people. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be deemed as offensive and insensitive to any religion. My sincere apology if this posting offended your emotional preferences or racial biases. )

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Life as it is.....

Looking back, through the grace of God, my life is indeed blessed and scripted on a simple plot. I had an interesting childhood, a challenging teenage years, and a comfortable life as an adult. What next ? Well, I would like to take life as it is now and adapt to it come what may. In simple words, I would like to look at the qualitative aspect of life rather than the quantitative duration. Of course, if I can live a bit longer to enjoy the god life, then that will be a bonus.

My late father used to tell me that life is what you made it to be. How you going to live your life, it has nothing to do with faith or the determination of God. Faith and God only determine when you will be born and when you will die. In between, the process of getting from birth to death is up to you to fill the empty spaces with experiences of the five senses. Some choose to enrich the process, but some choose to make life difficult for others in the hope that their misdeeds on others will make life easy for them.

I do believe in God. Since I have better working knowledge in English language as compared to other languages, I tend to look at religious teaching with references to Christianity. Since I am an Asian, I choose to tuned my life philosophy more towards Buddhism. At the moment, I do sincerely believe that Christianity and Buddhism are mutually compatible in integrating religious values and our earthly philosophy of life. In another words, I would like to walk the middle path in completing my remaining process of living my earth life. I despised religious extremism, intolerance, and fanaticism. One thing for sure, I will never degrade or destroy fellow human being's life under any circumstances. I will stand up to any intentional or unintentional misinterpretations of "God's words" by anyone to imposed and transgressed their own religious values on others. "Thou shall not Kill" is a universal teaching of all religions. I subscribed to this sacred command, therefore, forgive me if I show disrespect and contempt to human beings who conduct senseless murders and killings in the name of God.

I would definitely look forward to live my life to the fullest. I shall live my life ethically with due considerations to the well beings of my habitats and the people around me. I also sincerely believe in allowing myself to "enjoy or experimenting" with non conformities that are not harmful to my body and to other people. I believe, this is basic human rights. However, I will continue to criticize racisms and discriminations in any form. I do sincerely believe, racisms and discriminations, be it positive, negative, or defined in any political correct definitions are morally and religiously incorrect and unacceptable. "All human beings are born equal and must be equally treated with dignity", this is another universal values of all religions and ethical values. Therefore, with due respect to all, I honestly believe that, only misguided and immoral people with wrong religious teachings are capable of infringing and demanding their rights to degrade the rights of others. It is not up to me to judge the rights, morality, and righteousness of others. But I do sincerely believe, when those rights, morality, and righteousness as practiced by others become incompatible to my values, and attempted to be imposed on my daily life, it is an irritant. Therefore, it is my rights to comment in any form and at any avenue that is appropriate to me.

Heaven is on earth ! I would like to live a luxurious life free from the encumbrances of other people's non compatible values and moralities. What is right for me may not be right for others, likewise, the reverse is applicable. In terms of religion, as much as I believe in the existence of a God and higher being, I will accord my respect to those who believe in other Gods and those do not believe in God. It is immaterial whether a person has different religion or no religion, as long as he lives an ethical life, he is entitled to live a "heavenly" life on earth. He is also entitled to go to heaven with all the promised goodies after his shelf life is expired on earth. If a confessed murderer or sinner is promised heaven in their next life, why can't this absurdity be accorded to an ethical but non religious person ? Religion should be perceived as an alternative mean to better life, not an end to a life of rigid conformities.

The bottom line is, I would like to live each day and savour all the goods and bads without intimidations of imposition and intrusions of others' incompatible values. I would also love to cherish each moment as it is and as it come, and say whatever that I sincerely felt is not right without fear. At the end of the day, I would like to believe, I have lived a life of no regret, because I am answerable to myself, my loved ones, my friends, and my God.

and Life goes on......... May the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha support my efforts to live an enlightened life of no regret.

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Monday, April 02, 2007

A Buddhist's Refuge Prayer

As a beginner in Buddhism, I like this prayer of refuge by Thich Nhat-Hanh. I am sharing this Refuge Prayer with readers of this blog. Kindly take note that, this is not an attempt to preach Buddhism here. It is merely an attempt to share a beautiful and meaningful prayer. Kindly ignore this posting if it offended your religious sensitivity. However, if you like this beautiful Refuge prayer, kindly share it with your friends and associates to spread the message of love. For further explanatory note on Buddhism, you can also visit Kalachakranet or BuddhaNet.

A Buddhist's Refuge Prayer
by Thich Nhat-Hanh

At the foot of the Bodhi tree,
beautifully seated, peaceful and smiling,
the living source of understanding and compassion,
to the Buddha I go for refuge.

The path of mindful living,
leading to healing, joy, and enlightenment,
the way of peace,
to the Dhamma I go for refuge.

The loving and supportive community of practice,
realizing harmony, awareness, and liberation,
to the Sangha I go for refuge.

I am aware that the Three Gems are within my heart,
I vow to realize them.
I vow to practice mindful breathing and smiling,
looking deeply into things.
I vow to understand living beings and their suffering,
to cultivate compassion and loving kindness,
and to practice joy and equanimity.

I vow to offer joy to one person in the morning
and to help relieve the grief of one person in the afternoon.
I vow to live simply and sanely,
content with just a few possessions,
and to keep my body healthy.

I vow to let go of all worry and anxiety
in order to be light and free.

I am aware that
I owe so much to my parents,
teachers, friends and all beings.
I vow to be worthy of their trust,
to practice wholeheartedly,
so that understanding and compassion will flower,
and I can help living beings
be free from their suffering.

May the Buddha,
the Dhamma,
and the Sangha
support my efforts.

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

It is OFFENSIVE to Joke on APril Fool's Day ?

The posting, "An Official Apology", was posted on April 1st 2007. It was meant as an April Fool's jokes to satirically looking at groups of people with different perceptions and expectation of country-to country relationship. The posting on April 1st 2007 made no reference to, or intended to insult any religion, country, or person. It was intended as a NON RELIGIOUS humor. Period.

This morning, it was highlighted to me that, April 1st 2007, is also the birthday of a leader of a religious moment. Again, out of sensitivity, I am refraining from naming the name of the religion. A blogger claimed that I offended his religious sensitivity with the April Fool's day posting. I would like to tell it to him once and for all that, it is not my intention to insult or offend any religions. I have great respect for all religions, and as well as to people who do not believe in any religion. I would like to advise the blogger to refrain from using the name of his religion to initiate emotional argument with me. Because, I have no interest and see no neccessity to enggage in any argument involving with the used of good name of religions. Therefore, kindly refrained from reading between the line to distort the original intention of the posting !

I find it OFFENSIVE for people to use the name of religions to initiate dangerous emotional arguments. I also find it OFFENSIVE for people to make racial slurs and racist remarks. I do not wish to make any further comments on their intentions and as well as uncalled for personal attacks. I leave it to them to assess their own morality and righteousness.

I do not wish to be made use by any person using my blog content to achieve their own objectives. I also do not wish any of my posting to be deliberately misquoted to cause unnecessary emotional arguments on religion. I am removing the April 1st 2007's posting to protect the integrity of this blog being intentionally abuse by narrow minded people.

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )

Sunday, April 01, 2007

We apologized !!!

The original content of this posting was deliberately misquoted and words added to instigate religious hatred by a blogger who also personally attacked me with his racist remarks. I am replacing the content of this post with a Buddhist Prayer and a picture of Jesus Christ carrying the Cross to remind him the good deeds of Jesus Christ and the wholesome goodness of Buddhism to mankinds.

I have my highest respect for Christianity and also happened to believe that, Buddhism is the most peaceful religion on earth. Do I need to apologize to those who believe otherwise ? But anyway, just to satisfy some grievance seekers' perpetual insatiation for grievances, this is an offcial apology if any of the posting offended your super sensitivity. Nah !

Metta Karuna Prayer

Oneness of Life and Light,
Entrusting in your Great Compassion,
May you shed the foolishness in myself,
Transforming me into a conduit of Love.
May I be a medicine for the sick and weary,
Nursing their afflictions until they are cured;
May I become food and drink,

During time of famine,
May I protect the helpless and the poor,
May I be a lamp,

For those who need your Light,
May I be a bed for those who need rest,
and guide all seekers to the Other Shore.
May all find happiness through my actions,
and let no one suffer because of me.
Whether they love or hate me,
Whether they hurt or wrong me,
May they all realize true entrusting,
Through Other Power,
and realize Supreme Nirvana.
Namo Amida Buddha

( Note : Sincerely, no insensitivity is intended by this posting to any "religiously" inclined people or religions. And, hopefully, today is not a day of any religious significant that may rendered this posting to be religiously offensive and insensitive. If you felt offended by this posting, please take your nasi lemak's apology and grievance seeking elsewhere !!! )