28 July, 2007

Ugly World, isn't this?

Photo courtesy of CartoonStock.com
Sigh. That was what happened with a friend of mine few days ago. The boss felt that she was challenged as all the while no one ever dared to disagree with her. As a result, he was forced to sign the letter of resignation. Heh, so kiasu.

Well yea, I'm a fresh graduate and I'm yet to see how the system of this world goes. So far I found out that most people are very kiasu, not just the Singaporeans. I mean, I roughly know how most people in this world are. Heard stories from my parents, my seniors and some friends. If possible, of course I don't want anything as such to happen to me!

Getting too close with a colleague, whether you've known him or her for a long time or you just met, will invite bad comments and the spread of hearsy from others. What the heck. Don't they have anything better to do than gossip?

Two best friends work together in the same company. In order to secure the post and to keep all the power to herself, she said something behind her best friend that caused the boss to terminate her.

Now that brings me one question: Can we still trust our best friend(s) if we are working under one roof? My parents have cautioned me about getting too close with colleagues and trusting my best pals too much. They are right; best friends are those who can easily betray you because they know more about you than others do.

I know someone who prefers some to others. He/She would treat his/her gang members real good, while the rest whom he/she doesn't like, don't ever expect him/her to talk to them. If conversation is inevitable, they will receive rude treatment. Tsk tsk tsk...

Happening right here in Malaysia, is the fighting for power, fame and fortune. If you're a Sarawakian, you should know the few companies who are dominating the market. No no, I didn't say it's wrong to strive for more money. Everyone needs money to live! But have you ever wondered, why do rich people want even more? The more they have, the more they want. Perhaps that's why the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Hello... you who are filthy rich, can you please do some charity by donating your leftovers to those who deprive of it? I'm sure doing charity won't cost you your life!

Sigh. Sometimes I really feel like teaching these humans a lesson or two. This is my initial plan: gather all those who have been betrayed or suffered in one way or another due to somebody, and we pay them twice of what they have done to us. Revenge - yep, that's the word.

However, come to think about it, let God handle all those perverts and liars. All we have to do is just do our part in the society - giving helping hands when it is needed or asked, treating everyone equally regardless of race and religion (which is a bit difficult, I know), try our best to make the world a better best by simply being in it. What have you got to lose?

Well, maybe I should take the initiative to change for the better, starting from myself.

17 July, 2007

A Different Heaven

[Video has been removed by the owner. I apologise for that.]

Haha. The producer of this video could be a Catholic. A smart production, indeed, to get more people to be Catholics! *Chuckled* Of course not, I was just kidding. Whatever he was thinking, only he knew.

So what do you people think?

P/s. This post is meant to be a joke and has no intention of making fun or discriminate Protestants.

12 July, 2007

Proud to be a gangster?

[Updated: Just found out that the video is no longer available. Doesn't matter, I believe most Sarawakians must have heard and seen the video somehow. The below were just my comments.]

This piece of news was on Borneo Post on Sunday, 8th July 2007.

I remember an essay I've produced in Form 5 regarding gangsterism, which was one of the best essays in class. Gangsterism was bad then, but it is worse now.

Look at those kids. Weren't they proud to be gangsters? They even dare to record it and put the video up on YouTube.com to be shared with the whole world!!

So, let me direct this question to the gangsters in Malaysia as well as in the whole world. You see, I don't really understand one thing. What benefits do you get from beating up those whom you don't like? Okay, you get whatever you wanted -- money, some items, maybe drugs or illegal goods, power and authority, or you-mention-it. Then, you feel 'song' (great and satisfied) for being able to beat others. I don't see all these as worthwhile -- you gained a 'good' reputation for yourself, you lose your dignity and respect (well, why should I respect you if you don't respect me?!), and you minimize the number of years you will live on earth.

What's the point of all these, when you risk your life and safety just to obtain things that don't last forever?

08 July, 2007

Rare whale in Malaysia?

Photo courtesy Josep (Flickr).
(Note: This is NOT the photo of the whale spotted off the coast of Miri)

Wow... this is totally amazing! The humpback whale being spotted off the Miri coast! For the very first time!

I'm wondering, what brought the whale over here? Availability of food? Hmm... Most probably it's the food.

Rare whale sighted off Malaysia

KUCHING: The humpback whale, an endangered marine mammal, has been sighted for the first time in Malaysia, off the Miri coast.

The dark-grey whale, which was spotted by a team of aerial marine life surveyors on June 24, is at least 10m in length.

Universiti Malaysia Sabah marine mammal and fishery services' lecturer Dr Saifullah A. Jaaman said it was easy to identify the humpback whale due to its distinct physical features and behaviour.

"The flippers of the humphack whale make up about one-third of its body.

"When it dives, it brings up its tail," he told reporters at the Sarawak Forestry office at the Hock Lee Centre here on Thursday.

Dr Saifullah, the survey team's technical advisor, said the descriptions by a team member who sighted the mammal fitted well with that of the humpback whale.

He said the migratory humpback whales, which feed on small fish, had been sighted in the Philippines waters before.

The team spent about 30 hours on a Cassna aircraft for the survey, stretching from Lawas in northern Sarawak to Tanjung Datu in the southern region.

Sarawak Forestry's chief wildlife warden Wilfred Landong described as "most exciting" the sightings of the humpack whale and several other marine wildlife.

Landong said the team recorded nearly 60 sightings, which included 13 individual dugongs in three groups, seven whales, some 140 dolphins of four species, nine rays, six sharks and 13 marine turtles.

"There were two sightings of Bryde whales off Pulau Talang-Talang and sightings of three other Balaen and unidentified whales of Miri and Mukah," he added.Source: The Star.

How I wish I could be one of the witnesses to the sighting!

For more information on Humpback Whale, please visit: The Encyclopedia of Earth - Humpback Whale

02 July, 2007

Bintulu, here I come...!

... Yeah, right. As if this is my first time in Bintulu. I've been there like... errrm... Okay, lost count.

Well, anyway, when I first arrived in Bintulu (wait, no no, before I even touched down in Bintulu!), the very first thing that came to my mind was: "Oh gosh, how's the hotel I'm staying in gonna be like? It's a cheap hotel, so what should I expect? Or is it gonna be the usual cheap hotels that are of low quality and service?" For a person like me who's so used to staying in high-class hotels, no doubt I doubted.

What about you? Does the quality of hotels matter to you? Or you're satisfied with any kind of rooms as long as you can have a good shower and a good night rest?

If you feel like you want to save and at the same time enjoy your stay in Bintulu, you can certainly give KinTown Inn a try. (No money back guarantee from me, ok?)

Need some insights of how the rooms are? Heh, sure...

View of a single bedroom. Yes, that's SINGLE BEDROOM! I thought that single means there's only one bed, but KinTown Inn has two! Ok, forget about the beds for now. Just look at the picture... don't they look comfy and make you feel like lying on the beds?

But one thing I do want to comment on... the beddings are not as good they seems. Some rooms have blankets with slits and torns, thus kind of spoiling the aesthetic value. However, the blankets can still efficiently give one comfort and warmth.

If first impression is important, then I'll say that the settings and the cosy feelings of the rooms make me feel so at-home! All the rooms are air-conditioned, with Astro and Satelite TV service (but don't expect too much! Some channel can be viewed, some can't), a mini fridge, a dressing table and lamps (duhh)...

To be honest, this is the first place I peep into when I stepped into the room. I love the shower!!! (Nay... I never liked bath tubs... 'coz it's too difficult for me to climb in. Heh.) So what do you think? Like the washroom like I do?

Not satisfied with what you see and think that perhaps you should stay in at least a 3-star hotel? Okay, fine with me. It's not my hotel anyways.

But if you think you want to give it a try, well why not? Call up the number and book your room today. With a minimum of RM69 per night, what have you got to lose?

There's one little secret in KinTown Inn which I love a lot... hehe... wireless online!! Of course, that's only for those who are internet freak like me.

Darn... I cannot believe it that I'm giving this KinTown Inn company a free review!! My dearest readers out there, if you happen to know the Boss of this company, do tell them about this post of mine. And also tell them, I want a tip for my hard work (hey hello, do you know how many millions of my brain cells have died in order for me to think and produce this post?!?!)!

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