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October 28, 2010

Anti-tower protest: 100-storey Warisan Merdeka project on Facebook

Came across an interesting response from somebody named Boa who left a comment reacting to the article “Najib ignores anti-tower protest at his ‘peril’, warn analysts” from The Malaysian Insider.

I can only give a little advice to all political players and their think tanks – ignore ripples at your own risk lest it morph into the tsunami to engulf you and your party.

Read what the commentator Boa said and you’ll feel how alike it is to what your paternal politicians have always fed to your grateful ears. It doesn’t work now to talk that way to the individualistic Facebooker, Iphoner, etc.

“PLease lah! Most who click the button on Facebook to reject the Warisan Merdeka Tower dont even know what the project is about. It’s like a fire that catch on in FB. It’s the ‘since everyone is rejecting it, i also want to reject’ type of sentiment. They dont even bother to find out what’s the benefit of the Warisan Tower. When i look at most of my FB friends who rejects this project: They dont even know who is PNB, what is GLC, what is govt funded project versus private funded project. If they really want to know the truth…even 9 yrs old also reject the Warisan Tower in FB. C’mon lah..how can we take the protest in FB so seriously?”

October 21, 2010

O that superior man! He would not eat the bread of idleness!

Filed under: Citizenry, Family, Life, Malaysia, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:06 pm

This is dedicated to those who shoulda, woulda, coulda but produced nada:

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Kan-kan go his blows on the sandal trees,
And he places what he hews on the river’s bank,
Whose waters flow clear and rippling.
You sow not nor reap ; –
How do you get the produce of those three hundred farms ?
You do not follow the chase ; –
How do we see the badgers hanging up in your court yards ?
O that superior man !
He would not eat the bread of idleness !

Kan-kan go his blows on the wood for his spokes,
And he places it by the side of the river,
Whose waters flow clear and even.
You sow not nor reap ; –
How do you get your three millions of sheaves ?
You do not follow the chase ; –
How do we see the three-year-olds hanging up in your court yards ?
O that superior man !
He would not eat the bread of idleness !

Kan-kan go his blows on the wood for his wheels,
And he places it by the lip of the river,
Whose waters flow clear in rippling circles.
You sow not nor reap ; –
How do you get the paddy for your three hundred round binns ?
You do not follow the chase ; –
How do we see the quails hanging in your court yards ?
O that superior man !
He would not eat the bread of idleness !

Shi Jing I. 9. (112)

詩 經 Shi Jing – The Book of Odes

October 10, 2010

Hey, gimme some truth

Filed under: Citizenry, Forum, Government, Life, Malaysia, Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 12:36 pm

This is a special song dedication to political parties who claim they represent us communities (Chinese, Indian, Malays, dll) when their party constitution say clearly that they are representatives for their own party members only.

I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope

I’m sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mama’s little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now

I’ve had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric, paranoiac, prima-donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied, son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocketful of hope
It’s money for dope
Money for rope

Ah, I’m sick to death of hearing things
from uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now

I’ve had enough of reading things
by neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now

All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth now
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

Everybody now, let us sing together with John Lennon

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