Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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 mainly water supply, waste disposal, security, food distribution and medical evacuation. What was supposed to be our Taman Ops centre became the Ops Centre to eight "Taman" surrounding ours who were cut off from the outside world. We had no electricity, water, fixed telephone line internet. Most people had limited food in their house as they had already plan to travel for Raya and did not stock up any food.

Within an hour after meeting, we setup and completed a temporary water supply by laying pipes to get mountain water for the resident. Ops centre was up in the next hour and we started communication channel with the outside channel via SMS and arranging food and drinking water supply. We took preventive measures to manage disease outbreak by managing waste. All this was done by a handful of people from Taman Bukit Utama Resident Association (PPTBU). We setup the helipad for the rescue team to come in.

With the help of a friend DSP Kumar, we manage to evacuate by air (Medivac) a total of 39 patients which consist of stroke patients, elderly people, kidney failure patients etc. The patients were evacuated by police air wing which was arranged by DSP Kumar from the UTK through his personal contacts. We did all this independently without the support of any help from the Base station at Ground zero.

Within the first 48 hours, while in darkness several homes was reported to be broken into by unknown people in residential areas adjacent to TBU where there was no or minimal residential coordination among the residents. Food was shortage and cooked food from PBSM (Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah) did not arrive in timely manner. The longest time was dinner that only reaches us in the morning which was not consumable.

While we are stuck, we had VVIP visitors that come to our area. I would say out of many people that came only a handful was actually helpful. YB Elizabeth Wong, a state Exco came with a working group and arrange generators, fuel, candles, garbage bags and others. She came by foot with very few people and carried the relevant information without empty promises. The IGP came and given me his personal commitment and blessing that, I continue to handle all air evacuation with the support of Police Udara. I was told that the Minister of Information visited only the UMNO relief center at a Condo nearby. He did not come to our place.

The NGO that is worth mentioning is Mercy who gave me some drugs, INSAF who open a small medical clinic for 2 days and MAVFCL (Kapt Bala and his crew) which open a temporary access between Athenaeum condo and a generator set to charge hand phones and Bukit Utama which allows people to leave by foot. It is a regret to note that NO government agency deserves any mention in the first 36 hours of tragedy except for Polis Udara and Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat. I think they forgot about us.

While 2000 people were surviving in the darkness and the absence of proper food, Concord Hotel, Ali Maju restaurant, Burger King and many others donated tons of food. Unfortunately, no one attempted to send the food to us. Residents that were not affected by the tragedy and the rescue workers were enjoying them. The kind of food they get down there was lavish. There was fresh roti chanai, tosai mee goreng etc. The best word to describe the situation down there is "food fiesta". Someone commented that there is so much "Teh Tarik" that you can wash your shoes with it.

The landslide is a major tragedy. The bigger tragedy is that the failure of the government to act fast enough. While multiple agencies went into action fast, most of them work independently. On the 3rd day, we had 10 soldiers from RAMD with two officers with the rank of Major that came to our centre. I ask them a basic question on their role and the officers could not give me a straight answer. He was very blur. To me his presence was a liability to the ops center as we had to feed an additional 10 mouth with our limited stocks.

This is not the first time a tragedy takes place. The disaster relief operation was not well coordinated. The command and control was lacking. Information dissemination to the media was scattered and causes panic among the people. Many friends and relatives outside calls us and we could not entertain them, as our battery power was limited.

In terms of political publicity, I would say UMNO was a clear winner. This is because they control the media. Unfortunately, I would say that in the hearts of the people UMNO loss big time. The high-level conduct of their people on the ground and their selective helps that was given out was too much to bear. In fact, the Putri Umno head that I had known past few months was behaving in such a highhanded manner that really shows her true colours. They were hoarding food and distributing them to "their people". Their action has only reinforced my idea that the Federal and the State Government must be from different parties. This is needed for check and balance.

Malaysian must realize that for the sake of our own lives and our own children lives, we have to have balance of power. It was because of lack of balance of power; the water catchment area that is a state land was given to MBF and is now known as "Bukit Antarabangsa" . In my assessment, the government is liable. In this case, the government was led by BN in the state of Selangor and at National level past 50 odd years that is liable for the suffering of the people of Bukit Antarabangsa. They are liable because they alienated unsuitable land for development. They are liable for giving the people the false sense of security by approving development plans and projects. They are liable for hiding information from the people that shows that the area that we are buying is not safe for living.

I will only vote for balance of power in the future and UMNO will not be part of that balance.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

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 and above even if he is much more qualified and knowledgeabe than the rest of the Chinese employees. BUT, you want Malays to give higher ranks/posts to Chinese in government organizations.

2. You want to be called Malaysian and to be treated the same as Bumis BUT you refuse to practice National Language, like a true Malaysian citizen.

3. You want to be called Malaysian BUT you never want to accept the history of this land - the historical facts of Tanah Melayu, Chinese relationship with Communism or your great ancestors history of migrating to this land.

4. You want UiTM to be opened to Chinese BUT you never want to abolish your racist schools that instill racisme and separate your children from the Bumis and make it harder for us to accept you and vice versa. Deny all you want, but till you can tell the truth, there is no truce.

5. You want to be called a Malaysian BUT you don't really acknowledge our Sultan. In fact, you act as if the Sultan only belongs to the Malays and Chinese has nothing to do with them. I've met a Chinese who doesnt even know what Agong means.

6. Chinese-controlled banks would try hard not the help Malay entreprenuers BUT you want he government to help Chinese entrepreneurs all the same.

The truth is, you don't want to be a Malaysian, you just want to have the country all to you. You don't want to embrace Malaysian culture, national language, perlembagaan and our history - YOU JUST WANT CHINESE TO RULE MALAYSIA AND BE THE PM. That's all you want, isn't it?

Do you really think the Australian would let the Chinese become the head of their country one fine day - in ten or twenty years from now when the Chinese bred all over Australia? Or do you think the American can even imagine a Chinese President? Or British would accept an Indian PM?

Then why Malaysia must be different? Because you thought that Malays are inferior race and you are superior and therefore you should rule us???

You know, Chinese are very chauvinist. I know you know it but you don't care - that's how chauvinist you are.

My Australian cousin once expressed her hatred towards the Chinese for thinking of themselves as Australians just because their grandfather migrated there some time ago.

One American movie starring Eddie Murphy once insinuated that Chinese are really racist and hate every other races. It said that Chinese only treat others well when others can give them business.

And for Indians, my English colleague has once expressed his hatred towards indians for behaving as if they belong in Britain more than the English themselves.

Maybe Chinese should learn some manners: You can't go to people's place and not respecting the host and expect the host to accept you as family.

The fact is: Chinese never respect others but expect others to respect them. Chinese never respect others cause its not included in their teachings and their culture. They will throw their elderlies in the old folk homes. They will leave their children in the care of the babysitters for all week. They don't believe in God, they just believe in money.


Then again, NOT ALL MALAYS ARE PERFECT TOO. Some Malays are reallyracist. They are mostly those in PAS but somehow for the sake of power (which actually belongs to DAP), they started to sound ridiculously open lately and not racist anymore.

I still remember how I defend the Chinese from PAS some time ago. This is because UMNO Malays used to be the ones that are not racist, untill lately that they started to sound like it.

Why? Because they can't take it anymore with the Hindraff and Majlis Peguam and then, the Chinese not wanting to accept fact as being the immigrant - long time ago and purposely create havoc by jumping up and down for nothing.

There's nothing wrong with the fact, we all do accept that you are a Malaysian now but why can't you accept the Malaysian historical fact that your great ancestors are immigrant to this country? And why must you deny the fact of the social agreement? Why try to change history if you don't
have any evil agenda towards the Malays and the country?

This NEP and social agreement things are not worth a fuss. The Chinese are not satisfied with it. But then, the Malays are also not satisfied with a lot of things - especially the economy. We never blame the Chinese though, we accept the facts that Malays are not a good money maker as compared to you. The NEP is not taking anything away from the Chinese, it's just merely trying to create a base for the Malays. If it fails, then what is your problem? It's the Malays problem. It never give you any harm, the proof is that the Malaysian economy still belongs to you. Even
you said so. So isn't that not enough? Why so greedy? You want more, you just want everything, right?

In a multi-racial country, you can't satisfy everybody, you can't make everybody happy. Malays are not satisfied, Chinese are not satisfied and Indians are not satisfied in different ways and issues. That means that the system is doing an acceptable justice to everybody. If one of these
three groups is truly satisfied, then, something must be wrong somewhere as it would surely means a great dissatisfaction of the other two groups.

You know, Malays are known as very tolerant people, that is why you are where you are today. But then, the Chinese started to assume that tolerant also means stupid and that is why you are trying so hard to take over everything from us. Now, bear this in mind, that MALAYS WOULD OPENLY ACCEPT ANYBODY AS FAMILY AND SHARE EVERYTHING WITH THEM. But please, respect us, our rights, our limits. There is nothing in the world that has no limit accept the power of Allah. So, when people are willing to share their belongings with you, you have to share yours with them too. You have to give and take, didn't your mother teach you that? Or does it only applies to your own kind????

Now, I don't like all these racial discussions. I would love to have equality with all Malaysians - with a condition that they are truly Malaysian by heart, in culture, language, history, education... and everything.

Enough said. Now, why don't we just unite and get rid of Dollah Badawi once and for all, and we can continue to live in harmony again.

About Dato' Ahmad Ismail - if anybody want him to apologize then show us proof that the Chinese great-great-great grandfathers are not immigrants to this country once upon a time ago. Fair, right?
Email ends.

Food for thought.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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 that urged the local hero to victory. Take nothing away from Lee, we are so proud of him. Lee gets RM 300,000 for the Silver, but I say give him the RM1,000,000 gold medal bonus as he single handed-ly united a nation and instilled some pride back in an otherwise dismal Olympic outing.

Our archery team cracked under pressure and did not perform to the best of their abilities. Disappointment was written all over the faces of the Malaysian archery trio which failed to advance to the Olympics men's team semifinal after losing by five points to Italy in their Olympics debut. What stood out in their 213-218 loss to the Italians was their lack of exposure in the highly-charged atmosphere of the Olympic Archery Field. I say again, "cracked under pressure".

And our Cycling team? Well here is and excerpt from a news article about one of our cyclist. "Meanwhile In the quarter-finals of the men's sprint Chris Hoy, who broke the Olympic record in qualifying on Sunday, was at his imperious best against the flamboyant Malaysian Mohd Awang dismissing him in two classy rides." See the words used... FLAMBOYANT and DISMISS. You can always spot the Flamboyant Malaysian no matter where you go. We Malaysians seem to worry about looking the part more than focusing on the important aspect of actually performing. In this case, it didn't matter what expensive state of the art equipment Malaysia used, genetically, we were at a disadvantage. Chris Hoy is like 7ft tall or something, and ONE of his legs was the size BOTH of the Flamboyant legs combined.

Point being, why can't we compete in events where we have a chance of wining, in events where our genetics complement the sport? Events like Badminton of course. Events like, the 50 Meter Air Pistol or Ping Pong or Rhythmic Gymnastics or Sailing or Fencing or Horse Jumping? You get the idea. There was one Olympics years ago, we actually entered a guy for the 100 Meter Sprint. Needless to say he came in dead last but broke our pitiful national record of 15 seconds or something. Yea!

By the way, did you see the 100 Meter race? That Bolt fella jogged his way to the world record, smiling and waving as he crossed the line. This guy probably sprinted out of his mother's womb from birth. It has been proven, that Negros have an extra muscle in their legs that give them that extra spring in their step. So there you go.

We as a nation have wasted millions investing in sports and where has it gotten us? Dead last and reputation of being stylish. Its truly the Twin Tower syndrome of wanting to be the best but not wanting to put in the hard work, and just paying for it.

Maybe it is the millions that is the problem. With politics and the corrupt leaders the constantly meddling in the affairs of sports. Everyone is looking to make a cut for themselves and not for the benefit of our athletes. As I said earlier, we send how many officials? 29? In fact, after all the middlemen.. how much is spent and how much of the budget actually filters down and reaches the sport?

I could tell you how much.... but first, what's is in it for me?

Monday, August 11, 2008

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 able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes after running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms.......WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good. Let your kids know how brave (and lucky) their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Popeye's Mom

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

"Eat your spinach Boy!!"

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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 birthday. Man did he take to that like fish to water. Just like Daddy.... or Dodi to him.

To my darling wife, I say thank you for putting up with me and without you I am not whole. I know it may seem like I take you for granted, but trust me I don't. I thank god I found you. You are my soul mate.

To my family, Ayah, Mak, Nini, Didi, Adam, and Maziah, I would be nowhere without you all. So thank you and I love you.

Technology is truly a wonderful thing, this year, I received the most wishes for my Birthday EVER. Thanks mainly to Facebook and text messaging. Some may say the world has become very impersonal and sterile. I say it has become a small world after all.

In a time where inflation threatens the serenity of our lives, in a time when governments change and money rules all, I take solace in my Family and Friends. Here's to the next 33 years. God Willing.

I probably won't get any presents this year due to the fact that I'm old enough to play the Daddy in a sitcom staring Hillary Duff, so here is a picture of what I bought myself for my birthday.... A Nokia E71.... this thing is close to the perfect phone. It has everything.. Wifi, GPS, Mp3 and the Kitchen Sink!AND FINALLY... GIVE MYSELF SOME EPIC BOOBS TO STARE AT.... BECAUSE I CAN.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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 these facts because of fear that the government might revoke their license. So much for freedom of speech.

As for Singapore, how can you compare accurately when they earn in Singapore Dollars? At RM5.20/liter compared to our RM2.75/liter. This has no relevance to us as it is not the same as they are earning in Singapore Dollars. You might as well say Europeans are paying RM10/liter for their Petrol. Now at RM5.20/liter thats SGD 2.20/liter, still cheaper than Malaysia in view of fact that Singapore is not a crude oil exporter. Are you saying that you fill up petrol in Singapore by paying Ringgit? Ass.

We should compare apples to apples. Not comparing like saying, Durians in Malaysia is much cheaper than Durian's in Japan. Of course that is the case as Japan is not Durian producer. Comparing Malaysian Durian prices with Thailand would be more relevant and accurate.

For Indonesia we might say is cheaper there at RM2.07/liter but compare that to their level of income per capita. Peanuts. Let's not for get exchange rates again.

Now, let us compare the price with OIL PRODUCING countries:

UAE - RM1.19/litre
Eygpt - RM1.03/litre
Bahrain - RM0.87/litre
Qatar - RM0.68/litre
Kuwait - RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia - RM0.38/litre
Iran - RM0.35/litre
Nigeria - RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan - RM0.25/litre
Venezuela - RM0.16/litre

MALAYSIA - RM2.70/litre

What the holy hell... Remember these are OIL PRODUCING COUNTRIES... WHICH WE ARE.
Something is going on here. It just wrong.

Here is another perspective:

As of last month a Toyota Vios cost about RM89,000. In the international market, a Toyota Vios is about USD 19,000

USD 19,000 = RM 62,700 (using the indicative rates of USD 1 = RM 3.30) That makes Malaysian Vios owners pay an extra RM 26,300.

This RM 26,300 should be cost of operations, profit and tax because the transportation costs have been factored in to the USD 19,000.

RM 26,300/ RM625 petrol rebate per year translates to a Vios being used for 42.08 years.

The government now has offered a rebate on Road Taxes. For cars under 2000cc, you get a rebate of RM625. Which by the way you can only collect after 3 months of renewing your road tax. Bolox!

Anyway, this RM625 translates to you have to use the Vios for 42.08 years just to break even the amount paid in taxes for the usage of a foreign car. Would anyone use any kind of car for that long? The answer is resounding 'hell no!'

Now with these numbers in front of us, does the subsidy sound like a subsidy or does it sound like a penalty? This just seems to be a heavy increment in our daily cost of living as we are not only charged with high car taxes but also with a drastic increase in fuel price.

Car taxation is government profit. Fuel sales is profit for Petronas which also translates into government profit. The government may say that this price increase is due to the world market and fuel price world wide. Come on, How stupid do you think we are?

We know the international rates are above the USD 130/barrel. We understand the fact that the fuel prices are increasing worldwide and analysts continue to contradict their reasons on why this phenomenon is ocurring. Some blame Bush as he plunders around the world, some blame climate change, and there are others which say petroleum 'wells' are getting scarce. Maybe a little of all, maybe none of these reasons.

Again, lets look at the numbers. 1 barrel = 159 liters x RM2.70/liter = RM 429 or USD 134

On one hand, we are paying the full cost of 1 barrel of crude oil with RM2.70 per liter but on the other hand the crude oil only produces 46% of fuel.

Malaysia sells crude oil per barrel at USD130 buys back Fuel per barrel at USD134. And not forgetting, every barrel of fuel is produced with 2 barrels of crude oil.

1 barrel crude oil = produce 46% fuel (or half of crude oil), therefore

2 barrel crude oil = approximately 1 barrel fuel

In other words, each time we sell 2 barrels of crude oil, equivalently we will buy back 1 barrel of fuel.


Malaysia sell 2 barrels of crude oil @ USD 130/barrel = USD 260 = RM 858
Then, Malaysia will buy back fuel @ USD 134/barrel = RM 442/barrel.
Thus, Malaysia earns net profit of USD 126 = RM 416 for each 2 barrel of crude sold/exported vs imported 1 barrel of fuel !!!

USD260 - USD134 = USD126 i.e RM416

So where does this extra USD 126/barrel income go?
How is this fund being managed?
What specifically is the govenment spending this money on?

Another analysis:

1 barrel crude oil = 159 liters.

46-47% of a barrel of crude oil = fuel that we use in our vehicles.

46% of 159 = 73.14 liters @ RM 2.70/liter x 73.14 liter = RM197.48 of fuel
per barrel of crude oil.

This is only 46% of the barrel, mind you. Using RM 3.30 = USD 1, we get that a barrel of crude oil produces USD 59.84 worth of petrol fuel (46% of 1barrel).

USD 59.84 of USD 130/barrel turns out to be 46% of a barrel as well.

Another 54% = bitumen, kerosene, and natural gases and so many more.

And this makes a balance of USD 70.16 that has not been accounted for.

So this is where I got curious. Where is the subsidy if we are paying 46% of the price of a barrel of crude oil when the production of petrol/barrel of crude oil is still only 46%?

In actual fact, we still pay for this as they are charged in the forms of fuel surcharge by airlines and road taxes for the building of the road (because they use the tar/bitumen) and many more reasons for charging us but let's not include that in these calculations.

As far as I know, only the politicians who live in Putrajaya and come for their Parliament meetings in Kuala Lumpur (approximately 60+ km) are the ones to gain as they can claim their fuel and toll charges from the money of the people's TAX.

It is so disappointing to see this happen time and time again to the Malaysian public, where we are deceived by the propaganda spun by these politicians through the control they have over the media.

Which infinately brilliant superb economist or accountant in the govnernment, that came to the conclusion to equate the rebates with the engine capacity of the vehicles?

An average office clerk may own a second hand 1300cc proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $625) while the flithy rich leaders of this country with their fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less than 2000cc, costing millions, and get a total rebate of $625 x 10 = $6,250!

Misleading concept of Subsidy:

The word 'subsidy' has been brandished by the BN (ruling party) government as if it has so generously helped the rakyat (people) and in doing so incurred losses. This simple example will help to explain the fallacy:

Ahmad is a fisherman. He sells a fish to you at $10 which is below the market value of $15. Let's assume that he caught the fish from the abundance of the sea at little or no cost. Ahmad claims that since the market value of the fish is $15 and he sold you the fish for $10, he had subsidized you $5 and therefore made a loss of $5.

Question : Did Ahmad actually make a profit of $10 or loss of $5 which he claimed is the subsidy?

Answer: Ahmad makes a profit of $10 which is the difference of the selling price ($10) minus the cost price ($0 since the fish was caught from the abundance of the sea). There is no subsidy as claimed by Ahmad.

The BN government claims that it is a "subsidy" because the oil is kept and treated as somebody else's property (you know who). By right, the oil belongs to all citizens of the country and the government is a trustee for the people. So as in the above simple example, the BN government cannot claim that it has subsidised the people!


Monday, June 02, 2008

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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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.

Friday, April 25, 2008

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?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

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, another study shows the youngest is the most favoured.

Research on 2,000 families by the University of California found first-borns are achievers, who are dominant, religious, conscientious and neurotic.

Middle-borns are rebellious, less religious, impulsive and open to new experiences.

Last-borns are agreeable, sociable and creative - and are often the most favoured child.

HAHHHAHHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHHEHEHEH so suck it kids!!! hehehehehhehe

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

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.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

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 just not worth the effort. Our mind ceases to function.

Try this exercise. In a normal working day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, how many hours do you actually devote to thinking about issues that affect your life and your family?
Less than fifteen minutes!
In this article I would like to invite you to think critically about certain issues which will enable you to see through the lies and propaganda of the financial elites concerning the current global financial crisis.
For the purposes of this exercise, I will use the headlines of leading international newspapers.

First Headline

New York Times Sunday 16th March 2008: "JPMorgan Chase Says It Will Acquire Bear Stearns for $2 a Share."

The week preceding the sale of Bear Stearns, its shares were quoted at US$60 per share. The sale of Bear Stearns was broadcasted by all the major international news agencies. This was followed by the Fed's announcement on 18th March 2008, that it had reduced its target for the Federal Fund Rate 75 basis points to 2-1/4 percent.

The Dow went wild and rose over 400 points.
The official line then went out – The crisis is contained, the worst is over. The Market will rally. The good old days are back!

Please consider my reaction. "This is baloney! Horseshit and bullshit. If you are still in the market, take whatever gains and get out of the market!"

Let me now take you through my thinking process and show you how I arrived at my conclusions.

Step 1: I did a research of the price of Bear Stearns in the 4th quarter of 2007. It was quoted at US$180 per share. In early 2008, it went down to US$80. In early March, it plummeted to US$60 and just before the sale it was US$27.

Yet, JP Morgan Chase bought Bear Stearns for US$2 per share, paying approximately US$250 million.

Step 2: Further research showed that the HQ building was worth at least US1 billion. Therefore, Bear Stearns' liabilities must be horrendous and taking everything into consideration, the quoted price of US$27 on Friday, 14th March 2008 was either overvalued or JP Morgan took advantage of the situation to demand from the Fed, as a condition for taking over Bear Stearns, that it must be at bargain basement price.

Step 3: Given this scenario of a leading global investment bank in such dire situation, how can anyone trust the valuations of the other global banks that are equally exposed to the toxic wastes of sub-prime mortgages, CDOs, CLOs, CDSs etc.

Step 4: The deal was structured and finalized between the Fed, JP Morgan Chase and Bear Stearns on Sunday, 16th March 2008. There can be only one conclusion – such drastic and rapid intervention by the Fed on Sunday is to prevent the total collapse of Bear Stearns before the opening bell on Monday. This back room deal stinks!

Bear Stearns is therefore insolvent, bankrupt in layman's terms.

Yet prior to this collapse, financial analysts of leading financial newspapers and brokerage houses were giving clients the "buy" signal. So does it make any sense to rely on such advice without thinking through?

There is no such thing as a "free market". It is only "free" for the big boys of Wall Street to make money out of suckers, and should the market turn against them the Central Banks are "free" to intervene to bail them out at the expense of the small guys! This is the stark reality in every major depression and recession in the last century. The coming depression will be no exception. People will put up with this nonsense and rip-off and allow the fat cats to get away with this massive fraud and wealth transfer.

Second Headline:

Thomson Financial -12th March 2008

"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today warned authorities worldwide to 'think the unthinkable' in planning to cope with a mounting crisis in the global financial system."

Given this warning by none other than the IMF, why are people still debating whether there is a global financial crisis? Why is our government insisting that Malaysia will not be affected by this mess? Why are people accepting President Bush's assessment that here is no recession in the US?

Once again, let's go through the thinking process.

What can be the "Unthinkable" referred to in the above quote?

Why is the IMF avoiding the use of the word "Depression"?

Therefore, to think the unthinkable is to adopt a paradigm shift, to prepare for the worst scenario. Yet, there are people who refuse to accept this reality. It is just mind boggling.

Those of you who have followed my "Red Alerts" since last year but refused to accept my prognosis will have to reckon with the IMF assessment, albeit nine months behind the curve!

The IMF has now wised up to reality and is taking corrective measures. I suggest that you prepare yourself for the coming financial Tsunami.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

An Intro to "Healthy" Living


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 the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain = Good !

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO . Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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 together. Maybe its the excessive repeats or maybe its the content, but all I know is, if I see the channel is on, I change it or switch the T.V off! In my house, the other inhabitants insist on keeping the E! Channel on even if no one is watching. As if, the sudden news of Heath Ledger's untimely demise has any bearing on their lives. Not to mention the numerous follow up investigation specials on why he took his life. Bah!

Oh lets not forget, the recent Academy Awards (or any other excuse for celebrities to get together) and how the E! Channel basks in the glory of its godly know-it-all attitude. "Oh look, she is wearing green, that's was sooooo last season, but we love the shoes!" Two hours of red carpet pre-Oscars bullshit and then of course the countless post-Oscars crap. Dissecting everything to who wore what and why. Who arrived with who and said what. Who got sad to who was the most drunk. Utter utter nonsense.

Its funny, if you watch too much E!, you find yourself becoming more and more stupid. Seriously, you will feel as if your brain is melting. If you don't believe me, try it. I give you just 30 minutes, and you will know what I'm talking about here. I think if you want to torture someone, lock them up in a room, tie them down to a wooden chair, have them watch repeats of the Daily Ten with the sound blasting loudly. Ryan Seacrest's voice will bounce around in you head until you die, like it has throughout me writing this........ I have to stop now.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Coca Cola The Miracle Solution

Here now... a word from our sponsors.


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 before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years
..emmmm................................. I feel a little thirsty...... I think I'll have........ a Coke.
(source :- forwarded email from Daryl Sui ..thanks Daryl!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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 Eagles to his rescue (via the help from a Butterfly don't forget). So he could have easily called for them at the meeting of the Fellowship at the start of the first movie. Total time? One hour at the most, Sauron and his massive army..... dead. Problem solved.

If you argue that Gandalf would not be able to withstand the Ring's evil pull, I say, he sure didn't have a problem with the Saruman magic-eye-orb thing that he simply covered with a towel. In any case don't tell me he can't resist the Ring for one hour of flying time? He doesn't have to wear it round his neck.. just wrap it up in his towel. Done.

If you argue that the evil flying Nazgol will stop the Eagles, I say, it was the Eagles that came to the rescue to kill them at the end of 'Return of the King'. Moreover, with Gandalf riding the Eagle, his magic staff would emit that blinding light that the Nazgol is afraid off (as seen in 'Return of the King' also). So fly in, drop ring in lava, go home and celebrate.

Instead, 10 hours of movie, Frodo almost killing himself, Golumn the nut, mountains, trolls, massive battles, and lets not forget the fact that it took Frodo and pals 12 months to go and come home. Poor bastards.

I'm only writing as I feel kind of cheated in a way, because even the author, after all the hardship indured to destroy the ring, J.R.R Tolkien then simply wrote, "...and Gandalf rescued Frodo and Sam from the mountain with the help of the Eagles", which to me, was him being fed-up and just wanted to wrap up his book after writing pages and pages of shit.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

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:- Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid'

I know I said no animal-types but come on, she is at least half human. Don't forget, she does turn into full human at the end of the movie, so no worries. Perhaps underage at the time of the film, but I like to imagine that by 2008, she's all grown up and mature. Definately smoking hot as she wears nothing but sea shells the whole time and that firey carefree personality is always going to be a hit at parties. Also, she is perpetually wet, so thats got to be good, right?

Number 9:- Pocahontas from 'Pocahontas'

Poke a hont's ass... Ah yes, the blood of the true American woman. There is something very sexy about that untamed, wild and hot native american woman. Naive in the ways of western love, these women await to be conquered. I wasn't to keen on this movie however. The only other good thing to have come out of this film is the Vanessa William's song 'Colors of the Wind'. Oh and did I mention I love that long black silky smooth hair, worthy of any Shampoo T.V ad. I imagine she smells nice for some reason, although there was no soap at the time, I'm sure those native Indians had some other natural alternative, like crushed berries and Bison milk or something.

Number 8:- Giselle from 'Enchanted'

Honestly, I prefer the animated Giselle rather than the actress who portrays her in human form, Amy Adams. Some how that red haired freckled face tart just doesn't quite live up to my expectation of a Disney princess. Since 'Enchanted' was released in 2007, Giselle is suppose to epitomize a "Disney Woman", encompassing all of the previous princesses characteristics like Cinderella and Snow White. Somehow I feel no actress would adequately fill these massive shoes and do this role justice. Suffice to say that we should leave fantasy where it belongs, in the fantasy world.

Number 7:- Megara from 'Hercules'

From Greek mythology times, the term 'goddess' never been more appropriate until now. Megara truly is a stunner. She wears, what has to be the softest cotton outfit ever made. The lightest of breezes would undress her. Strong, sexy and able to tame Hercules himself. Makes one wonder if any mere mortal would be man enough for such a woman. Hercules was invited by Zeus to live in Olympus, which was indeed originally his wish, but he decides to live his life on earth as a mortal with Megara. Although he will eventually die, he believes that even an immortal life without Megara would be empty. Enough said.

Number 6:- Jane from 'Tarzan'

Jane just screams hotness. You've got to love the tie and white gloves. Prim, proper and British what more do you want. One concern of course is the fact that she digs the swinging Orangutan type of a man. She likes her man raw and wild. Perhaps she thinks she can tame him or perhaps she is looking to unleash her inner whore-ness through wild animal sex with a sexual beast like Tarzan. We hope for the latter.

Number 5:- Babette/Fifi from 'Beauty and the Beast'

The feather duster from 'Beauty and the Beast' is a minor character with a distinct personality. She is alluring and prissy, can make shallow choices, but has a caring heart. Her animation design is cute and her voicing is tres French. Now for the pressing question...what is her name? In the sequels, she is Fi-Fi, in the musical, she is Babette! Or...are they twins?!? Babette/Fi-Fi in a word is FEMININE. Her famous line from the movie, "Oh, Lumiere, we must do somezing!". French chamber maid? Clean my sheets when I done.

Number 4:- Esmerelda from 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

She's a firecracker with social consciences. And boy can she dance! But...what's up with her and that goat? I don't know if the fact that Esmerelda voice was done by Demi Moore or that Demi had just finish making the movie Striptease, but I can tell you her dance moves with a pole was all the rage. Those green eyes and that intense gypsy sexual energy is all I care about. Oh lets not forget that she can tolerate that irritating singing Hunchback. Thank god she doesn't fall for him, then she would be one of those sick, mental chicks and we wouldn't want that to happen.

Number 3:- Aurora from 'Sleeping Beauty'

Aurora, my first love. I think, 'Sleeping Beauty' was the first Disney movie I saw. Princess Aurora is named after the Roman goddess of the dawn "because she fills her father and mother's lives with sunshine." A very beautiful young woman, with shining blond hair, rose-red lips, attractive eyes, and a beautiful singing voice. Here is a tip, if you want a man to wake you with a kiss, go to sleep in full make up and hold a rose.

Number 2:- Jessica Rabbit from 'Who framed Roger Rabbit?'

Although it was made by the Disney studio, the film was released under the Disney subsidiary Touchstone Pictures to save face for Disney, from some of the film's potentially objectionable content.
I think I can safely say, Jessica Rabbit is simply too much woman for any man. Period. I guess thats why she is with a rabbit. A crazy one at that. Only a rabbit would be able to satisfy a woman like Jessica. Ever here the term 'hump like rabbits'? Just look at that hair, those lips and of course those gravity defying boobs all make for one hell of a super woman. Kathleen Turner's husky voice did this pixel vixen justice as you can imagine yourself losing control of your man juice as she calls you over to her side of the bed for a hug. If you even get that far that is.


Number 1:- Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast'

My all time, all favorite, all lovely number one pick... Belle. From the first scene where she sings about the baker and his tray, I was hooked. Lets see, she is a brunette, she's European, she is smart, she likes to read, she has a wild imagination, she would do anything to for her father and most of all, she does not fall for the idiot jock. She likes you for who you are on the inside. She does not care about how you look, only that you are kind and decent to her. Women like Belle are few and far in between, and if you find one, you should hang on the her like the Ring from 'Lord of the Rings'. Although innocent in the ways of love, she seemed not at phased of the prospect of being mounted by her half man half wilder beast boyfriend, now THAT is a woman. Oh so lovely Belle.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

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!

Monday, January 14, 2008

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."
I said, "Thanks, Jane, that's the greatest thing I've heard all day.
Let's go !"

We went to lunch. But we didn't go where we normally would go.
She chose instead at a quiet bistro with a private table.
We had two martinis each and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.
On the way back to the office, Jane said, "You know, It's such a beautiful day...

We don't need to go straight back to the office, do we ?"
I responded,"I guess not.What do you have in mind ?"
She said,"Let's drop by my apartment,it's just around the corner."

After arriving at her apartment,Jane turned to me and said,"
Boss, if you don't mind, I'm going to step into the bedroom for just a moment.
I'll be right back." "Ok." I nervously replied.

She went into the bedroom and,after a couple of minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake ...

Followed by my wife,my kids, and dozens of my friends and co-workers, all singing "Happy Birthday".

And I just sat there...

On the couch...


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

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 to star in several upcoming Hollywood movies.

And so, my pick for 2008 is Gemma Atkinson. Oh yes, Gemma.... sexy, sweet, wondrous, lovely, bold, exciting, Gemma. Born 16 November 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester. Gemma is an actress, television personality and glamour & lingerie model. Oh and did I mention lingerie model? Bra's are her specialty if you have to ask. In early 2006, Atkinson underwent breast enlargement surgery, which took her bra size to a 34D. (Yay!!). She said in an interview that she lost weight due to a fitness regime and her bust size declined. (boo!). The surgery then gave them the original shape they once were. (yay! again!). Since launching her parallel career as a glamour model, Atkinson has appeared in provocative photoshoots in lingerie and swimwear, including non-nude topless shots, for men's magazines such as Arena, FHM, Loaded, Maxim, Zoo Weekly and Nuts. In October 2006, she appeared in three of the aforementioned magazines in one month, becoming one of the most prolific celebrity glamour models in the UK. In November 2006, it was announced by Zoo Weekly that Atkinson had agreed to lend her name to their regular "sex and relationships column".

In May 2007, Atkinson was announced as the "glamorous new face" of the British Grand Prix and the official "mascot" of the "hi-octane" championship at Silverstone on July 8. She was the face of the 2007 Tour de France. She has most recently been seen as the new face of the Lingerie chain La Senza, but recently has been replaced by Czech Supermodel Petra Nemcova. Her 2008 calendar was shot in Thailand, and was released on November 1st 2007. Gemma has stated she is proud of the more natural look of this calendar, as opposed to the glamorously stylised look of the 2007 product. In October 2007, Atkinson was elected the new face of Ultimo's D-G range. Atkinson features in the ITV reality series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! which began in the UK on November 12, 2007. She became the 7th celebrity to be evicted from the jungle - which she appeared very pleased about.

I sure hope she makes it, and if she doesn't, she should continue to model as I will be extremely sad and flaccid if she quits. So good luck to you Gemma for 2008... just know, you can runaway to sunny Malaysia if no one wants you. Which is of course, is unlikely. Heh.
So look out for her people... I know I will.....

Tears of joy will stream down your face if you stare too long at her pictures.

I think I read somewhere that doctors recommend staring at breasts for few minutes at the start of everyday. Apparently as it helps moderate blood pressure. That sounds about right...

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