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Bukit Antarabangsa… Multiple tragedy

Disclaimer..... this is not written by me.... thanks.

Bukit Antarabangsa… Multiple tragedy

December 10, 2008 by drrafick http://www.rights2w rite.wordpress.com

Just a simple, ordinary kampong doctor - the 6th Generation Malaysian.

Today is D5 of the Bukit Antarabangsa tragedy. During the highland tower incident, I was part of the medical team assisting in the rescue and support effort but today I am a victim of a similar tragedy. Something that I never thought that would have an impact on me. Relatively in comparison, what happen to those families who loss their love ones is nothing compared to what me and probably 2000 other residents had to endure past 4 days. Many tragedies took place this time around. I am not going to be diplomatic about it. I will say it the way I see it.

Within 2 hour after being made aware of landslide, I and several resident of Taman Bukit Utama activated an Ops Centre (known as TBU Ops Centre). We look at importance issues that we need to tackle mainl…

True Equality

DISCLAIMER:- Before you call me a racist, I DID NOT WRITE THIS. This is merely an email I received and am just sharing with you the views some people have with this issue. And remember, for every one of these emails, there is surely a response to this bouncing around the internet for sure. So no nned to get violent with me as, again, I DID NOT WRITE THIS.

I know I have not written anything for a while now, and this doesn't really count, but I thought I get back into writing again, slowly. Maybe things like this may spark me to write something.

Email starts here:-

Just something most malays would agree with...

Sometimes, I don't understand what more do you guys (chinese) want? You want the Malays to share what's ours, but you never want to share yours with us. You want to take from us but you never want to give. In order to live in harmony, we have to give and take and not just take.

Simple examples:

1. Chinese employers would never promote a Malay to a Managerial level …

Malaysia and the Beijing Olympics

Two words. WE SUCK. As a nation we suck and as a sporting nation we suck more. We have a population of 20-25 million and we only send just 33 athletes? Not to mention the 29 officials who REALLY need to be there. But that is a whole other blog entry. Anyway, Malaysia is banking on badminton, archery and cycling to deliver the medals. HAH.. So we, at best, might only get 3 Medals? Whoopee!

What happened to our Hockey team? Soccer team? Lawn Bowling team? Too bad Ten Pin Bowling and Squash aren't Olympic events, we might of had a glimmer of hope. Nicol David is the current Women's Squash world number one, so one gold there.

As it turns out, so far, we have won one silver medal and looks like it would be Malaysia's ONLY Olympic Medal for 2008. Thanks to the efforts of Lee Chong Wei, who incidentally, is ranked number 2 in the world. Lee lost the gold medal match to China's World number 1 'Super Dan' in a stadium filled to capacity with a large partisan home crowd t…

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 50's, 60's & 70's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was ab…

Popeye's Mom

After years of searching.... they found her. Popeye's mother. Estelle.



"Eat your spinach Boy!!"

Happy Birthday To Me (My yearly mandatory blurb about getting old)

Yup that's right boy and girls, it my birthday again. This time I turn 33. Oh God I'm old. Just looking at myself in the mirror, I can instantly see the multitude of white strands that is my hair. Last year, I would be hard pressed to find one let alone a whole bunch of them. Every morning I thank Allah that I'm still aloud to breathe.

Overall I think I have more to be thankful this year than I did last year. Career wise, things are moving along and on the home front, we are looking forward to the birth of Number 2. Hopefully if all goes well, in the first week of September. I guess as you get older, you start appreciating the things you have more and more. Ultimately, you start living in the moment as oppose to when you were younger, always kept wanting more and never happy with what you had.

My son is now 5, and everyday I cherish my moments with him. Everyday, he surprises me with something new. I am truly proud of him. Earlier this year I bought him a PSP for his birthda…

Fuel Price Increase, Nothing but lies!

With the recent increase in Fuel Prices in Malaysia, there has been much unrest. The Malaysian people are struggling to come to grips with the reality of the reduction in subsidies that have, for a long time, kept our fuel one of the cheapest in this region. Malaysian local newspaper The Star recently made a comparison of fuel prices between Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. It drove me up the wall with their ignorance. Such hypocritical bull crap.

The Star wrote that in Thailand, petrol cost RM3.90/liter and we here in Malaysia still are better off. What cock! Does The Star realize that in Thailand new cars are cheaper than Malaysia by RM10,000? And that the Thais only pay ONE life-time fee for their driving license? That means NO renewal fees. There is also NO Road Taxes in Thailand. And did you know that you can drive all the way from Hadtyai to Bangkok on a six lane highway without paying any Tolls? Well you can. Not so, for Malaysia unfortunately. The Star obviously cannot print…

Candidates for Man of the Year

Its that time to review the candidates for this years Man of the Year.  This is an award that honors the all round excellence of Men. It is awarded to the Man that has shown year round manliness and gusto while at the same time maintaining a high standard of dignity and self respect. Here are the contestants.

Contestant No.1:- Johnny Bravo from Wales (seen here with his loving wife Shantelle, together they own and run a small pub)
Contestant No.2 :- Sidwell Botsworth from The Peoples Republic of China (seen here taking time off his humanitarian work with orphan children)
Contestant No.3 :- Recardo Montesante from Spain (seen here taking a rest after a hard day of forrest conservation activities. He really loves the Outdoors)
And there you have it, cast your votes via text message at 88000 or email your votes to manoftheyear@manoftheyear.com, subject: winner. 
Voting closes June 15th 2008. Thank you. Winner will be announced by Post.

Why Philippinoes are generally good singers

Have you ever wondered why people from the Philippines like to sing? And when they do, its normally not bad? You know what I'm talking about, you'd be at your friends house, and he'd have a Maid from Philippines, and as she's cleaning, she starts to hum or sing along softly to the tune on the radio. This year on American Idol, there even was a Pinoy girl, Ramiele Malubay, who made it to the Hollywood round.

During my trip to the Philippines, I found out why. Simple. The reason is, they have several KARAOKE channels on TV! Thats 24/7, Free Karaoke for everyone who owns a TV! So, have a party, plug in a mic, and turn on the TV! Its that simple! To hell with copyright infringements, just air those songs with words and images that have nothing relating to the song! Really, I flick on this channel and it was a girl in a Bikini, frolicking on the beach, as you sing along to Elton John's Circle of Life from the Lion King. Heh.. Go figure.

An ode to the Fart

A fart it is a pleasant thing,
It gives the belly ease,
It warms the bed in winter,
And suffocates the fleas.
.
A fart can be quiet,
A fart can be loud,
Some leave a powerful,
Poisonous cloud
.
A fart can be short,
Or a fart can be long,
Some farts have been known
To sound like a song......
.
A fart can create
A most curious medley,
A fart can be harmless,
Or silent , and deadly.
.
A fart might not smell,
While others are vile,
A fart may pass quickly,
Or linger a while......
.
A fart can occur
In a number of places,
And leave everyone there,
With strange looks on their faces.
.
From wide-open prairie,
To small elevators,
A fart will find all of
Us sooner or later.
.
But farts are all bad,
Is simply not true-
We must never forget.......
Sweet old farts like you!
Kinda brings a tear to your eye don't it?

Why first-born children are brighter than their siblings

I found this interesting article from the Daily Mail in the U.K (link)
So siblings, don't get mad.... its just an article.. I mean who am I to argue with scientific fact?
First-born children are more intelligent than their siblings, research has found.The oldest child is more likely to have a higher IQ, and the youngest likely to have the lowest, say researchers. Scientists at Vrije University, Amsterdam, studied 650 children whose IQs were tested three times until they were 18. Dorret Boomsma, whose work will be published in the journal Intelligence, said: "The effect is seen in boys and girls. "The highest IQ scores were in children without any older siblings, followed by children with one older sibling. "Children with two or more older siblings obtained the lowest score." Why this occurs is unclear but it is thought that the level of attention parents lavish on first-borns boosts their intellectual development. But while the oldest may be the brightest, a…

Cut the crap, who cares?

I just want to say that I have been totally uninspired to write anything. Lately, nothing has made me mad enough or happy enough to write anything of importance. I honestly wonder if anyone still reads this blog... let alone care. Monkey balls.

A poem comes to mind. A composition of mindless and silly bunch of words I can string together.


Blogging, Blogging,
Smoggling, Smoggling,
Oh what a waste of time this is,
I wish I were a shoe.

Typing, Typing,
Sleeping, Slapping,
Oh look how the rain drops gloom this day,
I wish I were a zit.

How deep is you love?
How deep is your anus?
How shallow are armpits?
How shallow are the puddles of pee in the school yard?

Crapping, Crapping,
Shitting, Slapping,
Oh how the crap is never round,
I wish I were a toilet brush.

Stab me, poke me,
Wake me, Slap me,
I feel the future near,
I fear the future here,
I wish I were a million bucks.

And thats about it...
Untill I get inspired next.
Untill I get my ass in check.


I'm out.

The Financial Crisis – The Worst Is Yet To Come

Dear Friends,
A friend sent me the following article.Thought you would like to know.

The Financial Crisis – The Worst Is Yet To Come

A guru once told me that for most people, it is easier to accept and believe a lie than Truth. To accept truth is to accept a paradigm shift – a shift that challenges our perception, our comfort zone and the harsh rejection of a false reality for which we have been entombed.

Why do we allow ourselves to be lulled into a state of mind whereby we accept uncritically the propaganda by the financial elites in the mass media?
1. There is so much information out there that it is just impossible to check and verify each and every bit of information. So we take the easy way out and assume that they are correct and verifiable.
2. Thinking is hard work and we don't seem to have the time to think things through.

And that is why it is so easy to subdue the masses through propaganda. Anyone who challenges the official line will be demonized and labeled a pariah. It is j…

An Intro to "Healthy" Living

HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take th…

The E! Channel is starting to irritate me

When Astro (Malaysia's only satellite T.V provider) announced that they will be adding the E! Channel, I was very excited. Celebrity and Entertainment news 24 hours a day? , "Woohoo!" I screamed. After a few months, I must say the novelty has worn off. I find myself getting extremely irritated by the 'up beat-ness' of it all. I mean seriously, how excited can you be that Brittney has finally found some time to see her children!? Then again, why the hell do we care? I blame the E! Channel for making it news to begin with. To hell with Britney, Paris, Lindsey and whoever else. But I'm getting a little side tracked here, my beef is with the E! Channel and those irritating fuckers on 'The Daily Ten'.


Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Dipandi Rancic, Debbie Matenopoulos, Catt Sadler and Sal Masekela are all astronomically irritating. From the sound of their voices to the their 'up-beat' style, they have collectively put me off watching the E! Channel all t…

Coca Cola The Miracle Solution

Here now... a word from our sponsors.
DID YOU KNOW THAT COCA COLA HAS SO MANY OTHER APPLICATIONS?
1. In the United States of America, the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes be…

Lord of the Dumb Ass Ring

2007 was a really crap year for movies. Apart from '300' and 'The Transformers Movie', the rest were somewhat forgettable and did not live up to expectation. Even with the plethora of pirated DVDs on offer here, I find myself uninspired to purchase new movies, even at these rediculously low prices. So, in my boredom, I recently completed watching the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Over 3 days mind you, I'm not crazy enough to watch it back to back, that is a 10 hour ordeal! Now this brings me to my post.

After watching it again, I have one question. Why the hell didn't Gandalf the all knowing git, simply get the damn giant Eagles to fly Frodo to the mountain of Mordor to begin with? Or for that matter, fly HIMSELF to the mountain! I see no reason to drag these four borderline-gay-Hobbits through hell and back, when all Gandalf had to do was to carry the Ring himself to mountain and destroy it. In 'The Two Towers' Gandalf had the power to summon the Ea…

My Top 10 Favourite Disney Women of All Time

Its that time again for another Top 10 list. This time we look at the magical world of Disney. You may have seen this list before while randomly surfing the net, and so I just thought I'd might as well do mine. My right of passage to the Internet gods perhaps? Anyway, the beauty about these pixel based women, is they never grow old and will always look as pristine as the day they were drawn. One sick thing about this, is also the fact that now, my father, my son and I may share the same lustful view of them and its perfectly fine!
This list will not include animal-type characters like Duchess from 'Aristocats' or Feline from 'Bambi' as that too might be a little too far! Even for me. No doubt they are worthy of being on this list for other reasons of course, mind you. I will start with number 10 and work my way to my all time favourite. I hope you agree with my selection. If not, let me know in the comments section. I love to hear from you. So here we go!

Number 10:…

Can you read this?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty esdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Why I Fired My Secretary

This kind of story reminds us to never take what we have in life, for granted..


Last week was my birthday and I didn't feel very well waking up
on that morning.

I went downstairs for breakfast hoping my wife would be pleasant and say,"Happy Birthday!", and possibly have a small
present for me..

As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alone "Happy Birthday."

I thought...

Well, that's marriage for you,

but the kids...

They will remember.

My kids came bounding down stairs to breakfast and didn't say a word. So when I left for the office, I felt pretty low and somewhat despondent..

As I walked into my office, my secretary Jane said,"Good Morning Boss, and by the way Happy Birthday ! "
It felt a little better that at least someone had remembered.

I worked until one o'clock ,when Jane knocked on my door and said, "You know, it's such a beautiful day outside, and it is your Birthday, what do you say we go out to lunch, just you and me.&qu…

Babe for 2008 - Gemma Atkinson

Well it has been over a week into 2008, and all is well, so far. I think its time I give my prediction for the next 'it' girl for 2008. The next model, come actress, come celebrity, that I think will break out of England make it big in Hollywood. What do they feed their women in the U.K? They must be doing something right. I think it might be the fish 'n chips or Donner kebabs. I don't know what it is about British women that makes me go oh so mental. Is it the accent? Is it the healthy bodies? Is it the smell? Is it the heaving breasts coupled with a slender waist and meaty thighs? Or maybe its all of the above, combined? Yes definitely.

You only need Google names like Zeta Jones, Rhona Mitra, Kate Beckinsale, Keeley Hazell, Lucy Pinder, Kelly Brook, the list goes on and on. All smoking hot women. All from England. In 2006, I made a top ten list and listed unknown Michelle Ryan to be big in 2007. Sure enough, she was casted as the new Bionic Woman and she will also …