(The reality of the nation these days – Image source: http://blinkstar.wordpress.com)
Merdeka or Independence Day is just couple of days away and at some places, ‘celebrations’ has been scaled down due to the H1N1 pandemic. The way I see, there is a reason to celebrate Merdeka and there is a reason not to celebrate Merdeka
The reason to celebrate Merdeka
To remember the sacrifice that our nationalists, freedom fighters and security forces did in order for our nation to gain independence and ensure that independent preserved throughout the years
The reason NOT to celebrate Merdeka
After 52 years of independence, what we have achieved?
“She [the Borg Queen] brought me closer to humanity than I ever thought possible. And for a time, I was tempted by her offer. (Picard: For how long?) Zero point six-eight seconds, sir… For an android, that is nearly an eternity” (Data, Star Trek: First Contact)
(“I’m innocent – I don’t know what happened to the Telekom shares. Besides, ACA have cleared me”. Image source: http://www.topnews.in)
MIC party polls are coming up in September…
And thus far, there is no clear challenge to the head honcho and his nominated men. At this juncture, Raja Petra of Malaysia Today revisited the Maika – Telekom share scandal from an interesting point of view:-
“I refuse to believe that the afterlife is run by you, Q. The universe is not so badly designed!” (Captain Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generations episode Tapestry)
The best starship manned by the best crew and led by the best captain in the Federation – Star Trek: The Next Generations (ST: TNG) and Star Trek Voyager (VOY) was one of my favourite TV shows in the 1990s.… Click to read the rest
(Remember when Khir Toyo said that he had nothing to gain from toppling the Selangor Government? Then, Khir, what is the purpose of launching “Misi Tawan Selangor” (Conquer Selangor Mission) all about? Image source: Malaysia Today)
(In modern times, global cosmetics have taken over natural selection to give fairer skins. Image source: http://cache.jezebel.com)
For those with fairer skin, here’s a food for thought:-
The idea that early humans became fair-skinned as they migrated north out of Africa so they could make enough vitamin D to stay healthy has been questioned again, reopening a debate that many think is settled.
Still remember the time when Formula 1 was unknown and a distant away and all we have was the Bike GP (Grand Prix)?
And to colour them was Rothmans Honda, Lucky Strike Suzuki and Marlboro Yamaha. I still remember entering my uncle’s room one day and there on the wall, was a large poster of Kevin Schwantz taking a corner on his Lucky Strike Suzuki.… Click to read the rest