Friday, February 29, 2008

Fight the power!

This heart-breaking vid may be slightly out of date (over a year old; can also be seen on albertus's blog) but is a severe reminder that NO ONE, & I mean abso-fooking-lutely no one is safe from the sheer GREED, AVARICE & POMPOSITY of the Barisan Fooking Nasional.

I recall me lawyer friend Isa (of AI Nathan & Isa Aziz Ibrahim & Co) telling me how he, too, volunteered his legal services to help Bumi squatters who had been left high & dry by the ruling powers. Their utter refusal to hear the people's pleas or to properly compensate them disgusted my friend.

The vid highlights several issues which loyalist BN supporters should do well to heed. Firstly, the NEP is NOT helping anyone but the upper echelons of the ruling hierarchy. As Anwar said in the ceramah vid below, why the need fer some VIP Dato' to take RM25 million worth of Bumi shares fer himself? "Tiada Bumiputra lain ka?"

Secondly, as you can see from the vid, the hardcore poor are treated worse than shite - regardless of race. Tak kira bangsa, if you are in the way of a condo project, you're just garbage to be swept away. Due process & the judiciary? Well, guess what, its pretty much non-existant in this country as these poor folk found out.

Do you really want such heartless fooking pricks to be running our country? 8th Mar - You Decide! Keep the status quo or fight the powers that be!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fer yer consideration

Hypocrite. Jailbird. Crony. Faggot! No matter what yer opinions may be of the former DPM Anwar Ibrahim, I urge you to watch the video below. Unlike the previous election, Keadilan had next to no agenda besides getting Anwar out of jail. With all due respect to his spouse Dr Wan Azizah, this demure lady lacks the firebrand spark of her hubby.

A natural orator, me is inclined to think that his "Sodomite on trial" experiences has humbled him & may actually prove to be a useful focal point fer the opposition. Furthermore, he has tasted REAL power & seen fer himself how it can corrupt absolutely.

Just look at our current crop of dynamic leaders - Mohd Nazri, Hishammudin Hussein, Tengku Adnan, K fooking J . . . Need I say more?

This time, his agenda is simple - Rid the country of corrupt & fooking sombong leaders, reduce petrol prices with immediate effect & free education fer all. Sounds great. Impossible I hear you say? Why? Coz Barisan says so? Come 8th March, its yer call . . .

In the meantime, please take the time to watch the video of Anwar's moving (& often hilarious) ceramah (recorded in KL recently). And by forwarding it to as many friends as possible, you would have contributed to the democratic process of this country.

Power to the people!

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8665011592312376468&hl=en

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jeers, Beers & Flying Pints

What a cracking story (below) which shows how certain Americans seem blissfully ignorant that they are not liked in Merseyside.

Tom Hicks Jr, son of the American co-owner of Liverpool Tom Hicks, must have received the surprise of his life when he was spat at and thrown a lager when he paid an ill-advised visit to the Sandon public house near Anfield after Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Middlesbrough at home.

He went to the pub to have some constructive discussions with the Liverpool supporters about his father’s running of the Merseyside club but instead received a pretty much hostile reception. Yet the very tall American hasn’t complained about the incident to the local police and remains defiant that the incident hasn’t allayed his appreciation for the Reds fans.
Hicks Jr says:

I’ve wanted to go for quite some time to see the birthplace of the club. I also wanted the opportunity to have a direct talk with some of the supporters.
I respect that some patrons have major disagreements with us, but that comes with the territory. I did have several constructive conversations in my short visit and look forward to following up with them next time I am in Liverpool.

Yet deep inside he must be cursing those who humiliated him at Sandon. Yet poor Tom Hicks Jr, he dare not say anything in public for sparking more Liverpool fans’ antics. So what does this incident say about the supporters’ perception of the American owners? Yes, you got it: go away now!

Is this the most ill-advised show of bravado in the history of football or just plain stupidity? One thing is fer sure, the damn yankees canna claim ignorance anymore. Yes, please fook off from our club & take jnr along with you!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Fer Pandi Lovers Only Pt3

I'd heard lots bout this great bistro in KL called El Cerdo (ie 'The Pig' in Espanyol) but just never got round to it. So finally last Sat armed with an empty tummy & a battalion of mates I'd not seen fer some time, we attacked the establishment. Suffice to say, we fooking lost . . .

We gave it our best shot - even forsaking alcohol during dinner to ensure maximum storage space fer the oinky delights! But man, in the end, it was us waving the white flag & asking fer a doggy bag. Me must say, from the bacon-wrapped prawn starters to the 'star' of the show - succulent suckling Danish piglet - the meal was quite simply fooking sensational.

The ribs were juicy & tender while the stuffed pork knuckle was me fave actually. I strongly urge all oink devotees to check this place out (43 & 45 Changkat Bukit Bintang. Please call for reservation as it gets quite packed - 03-21450511).

The menu is fabulously extensive & while prices are a little on the steep side, trust me, you won't be fooking disappointed. Fer further proof, these were some of me fellow diner's comments:

"Will have to be vegetarian tomorrow after this makan."- Willie

"What vegetarian? I won't be eating tomorrow! . . . blah blah . . . LFC to win no6 . . . blah blah" - Lester "Deluded" Francis

"That was superb . . . chomp chomp . . . awesome . . . munch." - Anand

"I suppose this has got to be one of the things you have to do before dying . . . and right now after the makan I feel like doing just that!" - Premo

And tq guys fer a great nite out . . . so when we doing it again? He he . . . buuuuurrrrrp . . . oops, xcuse moi.

ps: sorry, too fooking busy eating to take pix, so a cartoon will have to do.

pps: Would love to hear from all the other pandi lovers out there bout their fave hang outs.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

During me tea break, I had a quick perusal of a local English daily. Within its pages, there were three reports which highlighted the different aspects of Malaysian society:

The Good
The centrespread feature on a group of samaritans who feed the poor and underprivilige at their Soup Kitchen (2181 Jln Limbang, Jinjamg Utara. For more info, call Angeline at 03-7083 8827).
The story highlights that we have not completely lost that 'caring M'sian ethic' & some decent human beings still exist amongst us.

The Bad
Another example of how disgraced politicians never go away in this country of ours; the story's headline - "Soi Lek's son named to 'defend' Labis". Forced to resign? Tidak apa, just get one of the sons to run as proxy la. What's the fooking problem?

And Last But Not Least, The Plain Fooking Ugly
Article on how the Backstreet Boys will be back in town to vow fans . . . again . . . sigh. Only in M'sia is bad taste so fooking evident. Ever notice how many fooking times Micheal Learns To Rock (& other shite bands) still ply their trade here when their career was effectively over a decade ago?

ps: As usual, look forward to yer comments on what you see as the good, bad & ugly of M'sian life. Have a good weekend!

Monday, February 18, 2008

10 Years of . . . Ouch!



Wifey & meself recently marked a landmark in our relationship. We've been together fer 10 fooking years - Feb 12 was our fifth wedding anniversary & we'd been dating fer a previous five! Time fooking flies when yer having fun (am sure a lot of headlocked hubbies out there will understand me is obligated to say this! . . . aaaargh, not so hard, wifey!).

Anyways, me has been nagging me wifey fer fooking ages to get some ink. Finally, she relented & said we could mark our decade together with some ink.

As you can see from the pix, wifey (below) opted fer an Egyptian Ankh. She chose it because it is a powerful symbol of life. Plus in one of her fave graphic novels, Death (in the shape of a teenage female Goth!) is allowed to roam earth once every 1000 years. She experiences everything a mortal does but is most moved when she loses her Ankh & has to pay to replace it.
As fer me, I chose to get me name in Chinese calligraphy to reflect me mixed heritage. So no corny cupids or "Jonny Depp/Wynona Forever"-type tats!

Although it was a fairly small tattoo, I was ever so proud of wifey as she hardly flinched & took the pain like a trooper. Her tat was on the nape of her neck & it is quite a painful area fer ink, especially fer a first-timer. But she took everything in stride. Already, me is planning fer more excursions to tattoo studios fer hubby-wifey ink sessions!
I have to say it was really cool that wifey agreed to do it & it means a lot to me. So if there are any couples out there scratching yer heads over anniversary/valentine's pressies, go get a tat instead. Yer other half will be chuffed no end.
ps: Thanx to Benny at Inked Tattoo Studios (No 39-1, Jln PJS 11/28B, Sunway Metro, 46150 PJ. Tel: 012-8208269 / 017-252 6969. email: allthegreattimes@hotmail.com)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

In Memorium: Bob Paisley - 23/1/1919-14/2/1996


"One of the things I keep reminding players is that when you're lost in a fog, you must stick together. Then you don't get lost. If there's a secret about Liverpool, that's it."


St Valentine's Day 1996 - the day a soft spoken, down to earth former WWII veteran passed on after a long & tough battle with Alzheimer's. But this shy, reluctant hero to millions of Kopites will never be forgotten.

Whilst Bill Shankly is acknowledged as the founding father of modern-day Liverpool Football Club; to many of us thirty-somethings its Paisley who filled our lives with so much joy. Watching our beloved Reds storm through the seasons collecting silverware the way Rod Stewart collects Blondes was just fooking astounding. Fer us Reds lucky enough to be fans then, it was sheer gluttony!
Me personal fave was the 1983 League Cup Final when we edged man utd 2-1. Whiteside scored fer the scum before Alan Kennedy equalised; Ronnie Whelan won it in extra time with a sublime curler from outside the box. Knowing that it was Paisley's final season in charge, the players led by Capt Souey shoved & cajoled the ever reluctant Paisley up Wembley steps to collect the trophy. I had tears in me eyes!

In nine years as manager between 1974 and 1983, Paisley took Liverpool to six League Titles, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup and three League Cups, five Community Shields and a UEFA (European) Super Cup. Yet there was no knighthood fer his incredible achievements. What the fook? (A recent campaign to get him knighted posthumously was rejected on the grounds that the title could only bestowed on living persons. So why didn't you when he was still alive, you self-serving c*%t Royals!!!)

Furthermore, Paisley was a one club man. As player (later captain), then physio before becoming gaffer, his love affair with LFC is fairy tale stuff. Looking at today's pay-me-more football culture, it is unlikely something similar ever happening again.

In fact, fook the kighthood, he will be forever SAINT Bob in me mind. Thank you, St Bob, fer giving a generation of Kopites a Golden Almanac of Memories.

ps: TQ to Malaysian Red & White Kop fer reminding me of the anniversary of this great man's passing.



Friday, February 8, 2008

The Kids Are Allrite!





Fooking awesome this! The first video show a bunch of young Argentinian brothers blasting a fooking awesome version of Maiden's The Trooper. Watch out fer their super cute four-year old sister headbanging up front! She's just soooooo adorable!

They are known as The Gauchos & you can find various vids of em doing covers of Sabbath, Pantera & Sepultura tunes on youtube. They have become an internet phenomenon with their vids topping the youtube charts - 3 million hits fer one of em! There's something really raw & visceral bout these siblings fooking pumping up the volume in the confines of their modest bedroom. They have since been feted by rock stars, record companies & fook knows what else, much to the surprise of their parents.

Just goes to show there is hope left yet as NOT ALL the young uns are listening to Justin ShiteLake or fooking no talent boy bands. Canna wait to see if they do go on to become the next metal sensation.

ps: have included the real Iron Maiden video fer the metalheads & those curious to hear the original.

pps: Fer more info, visit their blog at http://gauchosalta.blogspot.com/ . Though it is in Spanish, there's a load of English magazine articles on it, so do give these future metal godz a visit.

ppps: Fer something a little weird, check out this bloke below who calls himself the Manualist & his version of The Trooper. Enjoy & please do post yer comments on what you thinks!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai!


First off, let me wish all of you a very Happy Chinese New Year! Legend has it that during this festive 14-day period, that great Big Bank in the Clouds (ie Genting) has a cash turnover of a million Ringgit / per minute.

So as a community service message, please, please, please refrain from losing all yer fooking hard earned cash at blackjack, mahjong, chua tai tee, poker etc etc this festive period. Me knows it is a stereotype but this is one that is frankly quite true among the Chinamen.

I remember every year around this period the Sepet regulars (yes, Becky, am talking bout you & yer gang!) of Broadwalk would start gambling at the pub. Despite me protestations that I could fooking lose me licence, they insisted, "Haiya Bala, Chinese New Year once a year only, close one eye lar . . ." .

However, me had to keep that one eye shut fer much longer than the 14-days as these fellas would fooking continue well into March!!! With everyone trying to recoup their losses, these sessions would sometimes turn quite serious with nary a word being said as the cards were being dealt. "One last round" became quite the catch phrase that no one followed during this period.

Well, anyways, Gong Hei Fatt Choy & try not to lose yer house & a double mortagage whilst at the tables, ok? Cheers!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

How to sell cars in India

video

Please do watch the video above as it is guaranteed to put a huge fooking smile on yer face! Fooking genius this. Now if only more adverts were of this tongue-in-cheek quality. Bet the car sold by the bucket loads in India . . .

Hope this helps kick start yer Monday with a fooking good laugh . . .