CHANGE

Looks like Change has been the buzzboard in the news lately, and in my blog too. ūüôā¬†

But mostly I have been focussed on the news in USA. Closer at home, there has been cries for Change too. Recently in Malaysia, racist politics, police arresting peaceful demonstrators, have been dominating the headlines and blogs. And there are pockets of Malaysians yearning for Change! And many question: When will Change come? It took the USA 400 years of history to have an extremely talented minority to become president.

How about Malaysia? When will we have a Prime Minister who is talented, intelligent and passionate for Malaysian progress? I am confident that Malaysia is not short of such talent. 

Below is a short paragraph from Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs, then predicting the problems Malaysia would face:

Malaysia – to whom does it belong? To Malaysians. But who are Malaysians? I hope I am, Mr Speaker, Sir. But sometimes, sitting in this chamber, I doubt whether I am allowed to be a Malaysian. This is the doubt that hangs over many minds, and … [once] emotions are set in motion, and men pitted against men along these unspoken lines, you will have the kind of warfare that will split the nation from top to bottom and undo Malaysia.

Here is an article from Malaysia Today article,

We Malaysians have been dulled into a sense of complacency for far too long by the propaganda that change is risky, that the time-tested Barisan Nasional leadership knows what is best for the people, and that ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ is the only way to go.

Below is a paragraph from another article in Malaysia Today,

Obama‚Äôs success should inspire us not to repeat history, but to go against it. Obama‚Äôs struggle against the tide of time makes him a man of our times; and let us hope that for so many other countries in Asia that same untimeliness will prevail as well. We can start by exercising our will for change, and by saying ‚ÄėNo, we will not wait four hundred years before we dream of a better world today.‚Äô

Will we see Change coming to Malaysia soon enough?

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US VP Debate

The highly anticipated US VP Debate! Well, I thought Sarah Palin was quite well prepared for this one. I was expecting some major “entertainment” moments from her, but it did not happened. Maybe my expectation of her was just too low that I am actually quite impressed with her performance.

Anyway, I saw this piece of joke, poking fun of our dear VP wannabe. Just for some laughter for the day. =)

Anyway, here is the link to watch the whole debate. Its 1.5 hrs long.

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American Presidential Campaign 2008

This election has been going on for a long time. Nevertheless, it still does not fail to capture my attention, as it presents you: a charismatic young man, a¬†“gorgeous” lady & some sensational debates.

1) Obama. A young charasmatic guy, very good at delivering passionate speeches. Very nice to watch!

2) Sarah Palin. A young and “gorgeous” potential Vice President, quoted from Pakistan’s Prime Minister, who keeps screwing up on tv. Very¬†amusing (and painful at times)¬†to watch too! Like this one:

3) Debates! Of course the content of the arguements are more important for the people. But for spectators from afar, the back and forth attacks are exciting! Watch this one, how McCain grills Obama (first 4 minutes). Certainly looking forward to more debates, esp VP Debates.

Joke of the day

A Police report was filed today against Seputeh MP Teresa Kok for complaining against the “dog food” that the Police gave her when they throw her in jail. The report¬†claims she had insulted the Royal Malaysian Police and the egg, which is an essential food of the underprivileged. source

Insulted the egg??? I am not proud of this, but yes, there are idiots in Malaysia.

Sarah Palin vs Charles Gibson!

I read an article on NST about Sarah Palin being interviewed by Charlie Gibson today, but it is only after I watched these two videos below, that I realized the extent to which Charlie has hammered Sarah Palin to ground zero. I wonder why would she even accept interviews like these that would really make her look so incompetent.

Watch them, and try counting how many times she said “Charlie”. Looks like an attempt to make her more superior?

I dont really know much about body language, but Sarah doesnt seem to be sitting upright. Does that mean something? Lack of confidence? And her using a lot of hand actions, a sign of inadequacy?  

Bush doctrine? Gotcha!

Russia invading a smaller democratic nation unprovoked?¬† Hmmm… My faint memory tells me that Georgia attacked South Ossetia that¬†triggered the Russians to all these fight. No?

Been to only 4 countries in the world. Does she know where Singapore is?

For me, Charlie looked like a strict old father questioning his child, and innocent (& probably inexperience) Sarah frantically defending herself.

Now, imagine Bush as President, and Sarah as Vice-President. What will happen to this world?

Graffiti in Pasar Seni LRT Station

I have recently visited Kuala Lumpur and some of the graffiti on the walls got very interesting. In fact, in my opinion, (forgetting the fact that this might be illegal) some of them are pretty well done. Also, I am not sure, maybe there could be some hidden meaning behind the graffiti? Maybe the¬†‘artist’ is trying to communicate a message to the masses?

¬†Direct Translation: “Live without weapons”

Direct Translation: ‘Increase salary, not weapons’

Direct Translatoin: ‘As long as it is not UMNO. Pak Lah (Prime Minister) & Najib (Deputy), we do not need submarines, fighter jets…’ Signed off as people of Malaysia.

Obama! Obama!

I am not really into politics in the USA, BUT I am a fan of speeches. Below is a video of Obama’s speech immediately after he won the Primary Elections! This video is kinda long, but check out the 10:45 – 11:45 &¬†26:15 –¬†28:40. Great speech Mr. Obama!

Below is another video from CNN (hammering Mr. McCain)¬†comparing Obama’s speech vs John McCain’s speech:

Check out 4:30 – 5:00. Check out the “awkward smile”. Man, Mr McCain seems really (hillariously) stiff. If this is a speech contest, we know who will be the president. But of course, this is not a speech contest.