An obligatory 2009 Merdeka post

(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?

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H1N1 – The Missing Pieces

(Is this the real cure of H1N1? Image source: Wikipedia)

As at todate 71 Malaysians have died from the H1N1 virus and we have yet to see the end of the pandemic.

Compared to the earlier days of the pandemic, the Health Ministry has been providing a good day to day status of infections and deaths on their H1N1.… [Click to read the rest] “H1N1 – The Missing Pieces”

TV Shows 101: A Quick Guide to Star Trek – Part 2

“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)

Read Part 1 of the Star Trek series here

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(One is a Klingon warrior and the only of his kind in the Starfleet but often looked down by his own people whilst another is a cool, master tactician Vulcan who prefers logic over violence) 

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MAIKA Scandal 101: MAIKA Screw-up Revisited

maika samy vellu

(“I’m innocent – I don’t know what happened to the Maika’s Telekom shares. Besides, ACA has cleared me”. Image source: http://www.topnews.in)

MIC party polls are coming up in September…

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Reader’s Digest in Trouble

(Image source: TheStar)

I recall getting old Reader’s Digest magazines from one of the neighbours when I was small and in recent times, been getting the latest editions from my yearly subscription.

There are 2 things I like about the Reader’s Digest is 1. the small size of the magazine (about 18.5 cm x 13.5 cm).… [Click to read the rest] “Reader’s Digest in Trouble”

TV Shows 101: A Quick Guide to Star Trek – Part 1

“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)

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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] “TV Shows 101: A Quick Guide to Star Trek – Part 1”

Ya Right, Khir! – Part 2

(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)

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White Skins

(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.

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Ya Right, Khir!

(You all don’t trust this face ah? I have nothing to gain from the toppling the current MB lah.  I am angel, trust me lah. Image source: http://dppwp.wordpress.com)

From theStar:-

Meanwhile, when contacted, the politician, who was overseas, said the allegations were baseless. “I have nothing to gain by toppling the Selangor government,”

Ya right, Khir – you have nothing to gain from toppling the Selangor government, just like BN gained “nothing” when they toppled the Perak government?… [Click to read the rest] “Ya Right, Khir!”

Childhood Memories: Part 15 – Fast Exciting Motorcycle Grand Prix

grand prix superbike motorcycle

Still, remember the time when Formula 1 was unknown and a distance 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] “Childhood Memories: Part 15 – Fast Exciting Motorcycle Grand Prix”

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