Friday, October 31, 2008

Indian Classical Dancer-RAMLI IBRAHIM

Malaysian dancer and choreographer, Ramli Ibrahim, has become one of Malaysia’s most internationally acclaimed

artists. A Muslim who is an ardent practitioner of both Bharatanatyam and Odissi, Ramli's creativity is an integrated

experience transcending national, religious and racial boundaries.

...abstract of an interview:<<<Coming from a conservative society, were there any obstacles to your taking up dance as a career? Fortunately for me, not very many go to the theater in Malaysia. The question of a Muslim doing a temple dance is not relevant. Time has passed and we have to get on with the artistic aspect and not the seemingly controversial aspect. I was part of the avante - garde work in Australia where the body is perceived as beautiful and I’ve been instrumental in bringing that feeling in Malaysia.>>>

Another WOu HA!!

Long time Muslim yoga instructor expresses shock over UKM lecturer's statement

By : Melissa Darlyne Chow

A long-time yoga instructor has expressed shock and dismay over statement by a Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) lecturer who said that practising yoga could cause Muslims to deviate from the teachings of Islam.

Datin Suleiha Merican, 56, who has been practising yoga for 40 years, said the meditation technique is a science of health and had nothing to do with religion.

"When we are strong in our faith, why would we want to deviate? The professor's statement is totally uncalled for," she said.
Suleiha was commenting on Prof Zakaria Stapa's statement that yoga could be traced back to Hinduism and that practising it could cause Muslims to deviate from the teachings of Islam.
Zakaria, who is from the Faculty of Islamic Studies, also urged Muslims who are practising yoga to stop it and return to the teachings of Islam.

Suleiha said she still diligently performed prayers every day despite practising yoga.

"There is no conflict at all as yoga is not religion-based. There is no problem. I would definitely encourage Muslims to practise yoga," she said.
Suleiha said yoga was the answer to health problems, such as headaches and back pain. She noted that hospitals in the United Kingdom and United States offerred yoga as an alternative therapy.
"Every part of the world I have gone to there are Muslims who practice yoga practitioners, for instance in Iran," she said.
Suleiha, who runs the Maya Yoga Studio in Damansara Perdana, said yoga ran in the family as her father and her grandfather were also yoga instructors.
It was reported that the national fatwa council is also expected to announce its stand on Muslims practising yoga soon.
The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) deputy director-general of operations, Othman Mustapha, was quoted as saying that an announcement on the decision would be made by the council soon.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bad-Mounthing others

No matter how much I hate a person because of his or her wrong doing whatsoever, I strongly DISAGREE with bad-mouthing people without them being here at the same time and place to defend themselves from such accusations.
With CONDITION: Cases like these are referring to "hear-say" and not proven yet But was a real case like my encountered with the bad lady in Bukit Kiara; then you have got to believe it... simply it is MyWorld-MyStories...
nter it
Please be kinder than necessary, all of us readers and writers alike. He or She may not be perfect, but this is just unfair to anyone. As if all of us are perfect human beings? I don't care if any of my article is serious or not, but to me, anyone who writes unfair comments; is even worse than the one he/she is condemning. Ironic, isn't it? As much as I dislike any bad actions, their meanness and uncouth ways, I feel that to gossip others in this vein on a friendly blog, goes agains the grain of what I stands for.
It is one thing to demand one's journey to hell and quite another to belittle anyone in this manner. In another parlance, when men gather to bad-mouthing anyone, its casts us in a negative light.
I understand that many are going to agree or disagree with me, but the fact of the matter is that such bad-mounting is without a solid fact and is really not doing justice to what I stood for and still stands for. We have dignity.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Advice 1 to 21:lolososo

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately.. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze. SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
TWENTY- ONE.. Spend some time alone.

明白它们-understand it

^^ 人之所以痛苦,在于追求错误的东西。 如果你不给自己烦恼,别人也永远不可能给你烦恼。
因为你自己的内心,你放不下。 好好的管教你自己,不要管别人。你随时要认命,因为你是人。
这个世界本来就是痛苦的,没有例外的。 你什么时候放下,什么时候就没有烦恼。
每一种创伤,都是一种成熟。 当你烦恼的时候,你就要告诉你自己,这一切都是假的,你烦恼什么? 根本不必回头去看咒骂你的人是谁,如果有一条疯狗咬你一口,难道你也要趴下去反咬他一口吗?
这个世间只有圆滑,没有圆满的。 不要刻意去猜测他人的想法,如果你没有智慧与经验的正确判断,通常都会有错误的。你要感谢告诉你缺点的人。
时间总会过去的,让时间流走你的烦恼吧! 不要因为小小的争执,远离了你至亲的好友,也不要因为小小的怨恨,忘记了别人的大恩。
你可以用爱得到全世界,你也可以用恨失去全世界。 爱的力量大到可以使人忘记一切,却又小到连一粒嫉妒的沙石也不能容纳。
人总是珍惜未得到的,而遗忘了所拥有的。 如你想要拥有完美无暇的友谊,可能一辈子找不到朋友。^^

The BOOK : March 8

MARCH 8... and months thereafter...
"If the system is flawed, I believe it should be reformed, not blindly tolerated or accepted with a helpless shrug or defended with excuses -- by the powers that be, the media, the man in the street."
Remembering March 8
Kee Thuan Chye dedicates his latest book to the Malaysian public who woke up to the power of their vote on that date March 8: The Day Malaysia Woke Up
(Marshall Cavendish; RM39.90) is a toast to the real victors of the 2008 general election – the people who voted for change. The book contains the views of Malaysians of all races and from all walks of life who believe the change is for the good and will inspire a brighter future.

Blogging & Defamation Laws

'Blogging & Defamation Laws'...
Did you hear that a food-reviewing blogger (Teresa Kok’s case) is also being threatened with defamation suit?
Blogging can be treacherous even in Malaysia. With the recent arrest of Raja Petra Kamarudin under ISA, The well known Bloggers in Malaysia would like to share with fellow bloggers who may even blog on personal lifestyle and enthusiast's hobbies -- a defamation suit may be awaiting you if you are not careful.Even when your readers are "abusive" ,etc...haha...
SO Let’s word it right & say it right!!
For THose BRave SouL...A BOUQUET OF ROSES FOR YOU!! keep up with your good work.

Porn Actor?

No porn actors in the cabinet, please…hahaha

Former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik's controversial statement that it was not a problem for men to release their "extra energy as long as they don't talk about it or get caught" came under fire again.

National DAP chairman Karpal Singh said Dr Ling's statement belied his stature as a Tun and a former minister.
"It is shocking that he said it. He should mind his language.... His views could adversely affect society and lead to the break-up of the marriage institution," said Karpal in a statement.
He called on Dr Ling to retract his statement and apologise to all Malaysians. He said there was more than sufficient spotlight on the public admission by Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who had acknowledged that he was the male "actor" in a pornographic video tape.
Karpal was also shocked that the former health minister had made a political comeback and was now occupying the second spot in the MCA leadership.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

... your plastic bottles...

Did you ever drink from a plastic bottle and see a triangle symbol on the bottom with a number inside?

Do you know what the number stands for?

Did you guess that it's just for recycling?

1) Polyethylene terephalate (PET)

2) High density polyethylene (HDPE)
3) Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or Plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PPVC)
4) Low density polyethylene LDPE
5) Polypropylene (PP)
6) Polystyrene (PS) or Expandable polystyrene (EPS)
7) Other, including nylon and acrylic

What you aren't told is that many of the plastics used are toxic and the chemicals used to create a plastic can leach out of the plastic and into the food / drink. Think about it, how many times have you or a friend said "I don't like this, it taste like the plastic bottle ..... "
DO NOT USE THESE NUMBERS if stated at the bottom of the bottle) !!!
Check out this chart that breaks down the plastic, its uses and chemical makeup (I find #7 a little scary)

Reusing plastic bottles by refilling them is NOT a good idea.WATCH THIS VIDEO:

Microwaving plastic containers affects the chemical make up of the plastic, allowing the chemical substances to destabilize and leach out more quickly into the food you are reheating. You can check out this article that ran in the Wall Street Journal:


Lists the information as: overblown with a grain of TRUTH READ the FULL 3 pages of the article!

AVOID re-using plastic bottles RIGHT AWAY !!!


Agence France-Presse - 9/18/2008 2:55 AM GMT

The ads promoting "Malaysia: Truly Asia" aim to welcome visitors with a warm smile to a prosperous and modern nation, so the taxi fleet branded "the worst in the world" can come as a bit of a shock.
Even the locals are not spared the shabby service of unkempt and hostile drivers behind the wheels of decrepit vehicles who refuse to use the meter, overcharge and pick-and-choose which destinations they will travel to
. At the popular KLCC mall under Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Twin Towers is a typical scene, as a gang of cabbies negotiate with a young Norwegian couple just metres from a signboard warning against "taxi touts".
"Flat rate, flat rate, no metre," one driver insists as the tourists try to find a cab to take them to their hotel, less than two kilometres (1.2 miles) away.
Anxious to escape the baking heat, they agree to pay 25 ringgit (7.22 dollars) for a trip that would have cost less than three ringgit on the meter. "Is it expensive? We don't know, we thought it is normal here," said the woman as they piled in with their shopping bags.
More frequent visitors, however, are vocal in their criticism and say that aggressive and unprofessional drivers are tarnishing the nation's image as a squeaky clean and hospitable destination.
"I first visited Malaysia in 2006 and I was impressed by everything I saw except for the worst taxi service I have endured," said Kabir Dali, an Indian tourist waiting in vain for a metered taxi at another mall.
"I paid a whopping 260 ringgit (74 dollars) from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to town and was later told that was twice the proper amount." Complaints about taxis are common in many countries, but in Malaysia it has escalated to an outpouring of frustration, on blog sites and in letters to newspapers.
In a survey by the local magazine The Expat, some 200 foreigners from 30 countries rated Malaysia the worst among 23 countries in terms of taxi quality, courtesy, availability and expertise.
The respondents lashed the fleet as "a source of national shame" and "a serious threat to tourists -- rude bullies and extortionists".
Salvation is in sight though, as a number of smaller, up-scale operators enter the market to provide a more expensive but quality taxi service for frustrated visitors and locals.
The uniformed drivers, behind the wheels of smart new multi-purpose vehicles and sedans, switch on the meter as a matter of course and do not refuse destinations -- surprising and delighting commuters in the capital.
Abdul Razak, operations manager for Dubai-based Citicab which launched here in January, said that even in poorer nations such as Thailand and Indonesia, taxis are smarter and the drivers far more courteous.
"I would say it is the worst in this region, undoubtedly. I have travelled to all countries in this region and our company operates taxis in many parts of the world. The situation here is the worst I have seen," he told AFP.
"The vehicles are in shabby condition, the driver will take you if he likes your face -- that is, if he agrees with where you want to go for the price he insists on." The government has called on taxi firms to lift their standards, but various campaigns have achieved little, and many blame the lack of enforcement on rampant corruption in the police and bureaucracy.
"It is difficult for the roads and traffic department to take stern action," said a security officer at one city mall as he watched the touts swoop. "Taxi operators and the company which hold the licences are all linked to some politician or another," he said. "Drivers here are ruthless because they are unchecked by authorities who are almost non-existent."
John Koldowski, from the Pacific Asia Travel Association, said that "less than desirable" taxi drivers have an outsize impact on a nation's image. "The first contact a tourist gets with locals is often during airport transits to hotels and it creates a very, very strong first impression, either be good or bad," he said.
"Authorities certainly need to do their jobs and act upon any complaints strongly, quickly and visibly.

Monday, October 27, 2008

To All My Hindu Bloggers and Readers

The 'kolam' is a symbol of an open heart and an auspicious welcoming

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Do you notice the "Empat Ekor" number on top of the parking meter boot? or rather only noticed the extend of the vandalism done to this parking meter ?;Installed by DBKL in the vicinity of Kepong Baru shops area just next to the Market.
The Kepong residents,including me are against the installation of parking meter in the housing estate...but this is not the way to show dissatisfaction!! See the DAP or GERAKAN...since Longkang sumbat boleh diadu...ini juga boleh ma! Kenapa mau buat kerja bakar ini metar?? Malu betul!

An unique icon index for a basement car park

I found an unique car park icon index here ! Guess where is it,can you find it!?

If the answer is right then you reserve a free roti canai from limpeh.