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February 21, 2012

Stars: Can we still have them like they used to?

Remember the poise and how stars used carry their business with the public?

After Teresa Teng came Fong Fei Fei.

Public perception is so very important in this dog eat dog world, especially for those in public’s eye, don’t you think so?

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MCA, hope you heed this. Your members are way behind in this area.

Read public reactions to MCA’s Jessie Ooi who attracted attention with her emotional off topic issues during Q&A session at the debate between Chua Soi Lek and Lim Guan Eng on 18 Feb 2012 organised by ASLI and INSAP.

Trivia time:

Did you know that Jessie Ooi the MCA Beliawanis Selangor chief also happens to be the Penyelaras BN for Selayang? Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai is rumoured to be eying to be candidate for Selayang this GE13. It will be interesting if Jessie will give Donald hell if he does any misstep during campaign, hehehee.

Find out for yourself readers’ comments and reactions to her behaviour at Malaysiakini here.

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February 13, 2012

The trouble with Valentine’s Day in Malaysia

Filed under: Citizenry, Malaysia, Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — bananachinese @ 2:51 pm

Why, oh why, nobody in Malaysia media or its band of journalists dare to grab this opportunity to write a good piece on this issue?

Every year we are treated with news of political parties sparring with each other over Valentine’s Day. Some doing so to protect the followers’ faith and the other wanting to appear as liberals to champion for all.

And not helping at all are journalists/reporters who produced fluffy response pieces to this yearly drama.

Hey journos, if you even dare, read below link, maybe this can help you to try to produce an article that can contribute more to make Malaysians more enlightened, ok?

The myth of Valentine’s Day exposed.

Really, the standard of analysis/journalism in newspapers and internet media is rolling down the hill *cue for Adele’s song Rolling In The Deep*.

Pity, our journos must have suffered so much from lowered public esteem that they are unable to see the way to produce international standards journalism/reporting.

I wonder what it will take to get National Union of Journalists (NUJ) to encourage its members, take this opportunity to write pieces to guide children or young adults to be better informed by triggering conversations like:

1) Where did these customs originate?

2) How did we inherit these customs?

3) Where do we find this practiced in our culture?

But, if the newspaper bosses think the current low standards of reporting is the best KPI for Malaysian readers, I rest my case.

For those interested to know more about Valentine Day’s industry (yes, this is a BIG money churner for entertainment/ F&B/ hotel, newspaper and media related businesses), go check out history books and encyclopedias at the library.

February 9, 2012

Hakka, sexy arr?

Filed under: Life, Malaysia — Tags: , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:04 am

What was I up to during the looooong holidays?

Eat, laugh, dinner, food… Not to mention the usual CNY varieties of entertainment courtesy of a lousy Astro service which blacked out during the rainy nearly everyday holidays.

Anyway, I just found out that being Hakka is sexy, arrrr….

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