I'm going to Batu Pahat in bout 20 min for my induction programme. Almost like an orientation thingy. it's a bittersweet feeling now. On one hand, I cant wait to start a new adventure, on the other, I duno wats installed ahead.
I hope it'll be fun. On a side note, im do fat now ; ( slothing overruled. omg imma miss my family so I much...
Let me keep this short cuz I still need to pack some stuff.. wish me luck!
p/s: 1st time posting using a Samsung Note 10.1....
So the result of the 13th General Election caused perhaps the biggest stir in Malaysian History. I mean, my whole family was plugged to the tv, flippin thru every channel, which of course only butter the gov's ass... And i'm plugged to the laptop, checking online feeds, smsing, whatsapping and lain lain. Do i believe the election was dirty and rigged? Yes. You have to be really naive to believe everything the government or mainstream media such as The Star, TV3, Utusan feeds u, hence believing the election was clean as a whistle.
But what's worse than losing the GE13? The Prime Minister that prior to the elections were hardselling the concept of 1Malaysia, points the finger to the chinese, and blame their close shave of a victory, and called us ungrateful, 2-faced, and also a natural disaster (Chinese Tsunami).
From my perspective... The only Tsunami that hit our nation, was one that was multiracial, multinational, mulitcultural and multilingual. To throw the chinese community under the bus, and yet, the chinese ministers in the cabinet did not speak up... Just shows how malicious our 'leader' is.
Have I made a racial remark? Yes. But was it meant to be racist? No.
Here's why, i was in the state swimteam as a kid.. From i can walk til form5. My team has people from all races and all walks of life. We go for swimming tournaments all over Malaysia, and we make fun of each other, i will call my darker skin friends hangus, they will call me pucat... In a brotherly way. You know how when you're so close to ur siblings, you make fun of them, in the cruelest way, but it was not meant to harm them? And they accept and embrace ur jokes because, it has some truth, exaggerated in most, but at the end of the day, we just laugh about it? Because we're past the point where making an observation or stereotype (basis of all racial jokes), is a sensitive issue.
ie: If i have curly hair, and u say i have maggi mee on my head. Reality is, i DO have curly hair. Nothing to go all crazy and curse the whole family for. Get it?
My closest friends in high school are Malaysians, means, chinese, malay and indians. One of my best friend, Luke, is an indian, and i used to go to his house every now and then, and his mum will make me curry. I visit all my malay frens for Raya, i still do up to today. We sit on the floor of his grandfather's rumah kampong, the one with stilts one. I visit my Eurasian friends, christian friends during Xmas. So what?
I met my 1st sarawakian as in those people categorised under 'others... please specify' in every survey form.. =.= And guess what?? She was one my bestest friend!!! She taught me how to make donuts.. (the fact tat i never make it anymore since, is a diff story). It didn't bother us that our cultures are so different.
I have dated all races.. hahahahaha. *tmi* but yeah! It's not about racial tolerance. You tolerate something you don't like.. IE: u have a lecturer that is annoying as hell, but u tolerate him by going to class n keeping it to urself. NO! Malaysians need to understand the concept of racial acceptance. You accept us for who we are, you embrace us for who we are. And celebrate each and everyone of us, for our diversity.
When i fight for Malaysian's right, i don't fight for the chinese people. I also fight for my malay, indian, kadazan, bidayuh, iban (and others.. omg i cant list all of them ma...) friends! Isit so hard to understand? Isn't that what the true 1Malaysia is all about? Doesn't mean a Malay supporting DAP = a malay betrayed his race right? He supports the stands and principles held by that party. Isn't that his fundamental voting priviledge?
And how can you blame the chinese for anything that happens in the country? The rally held at Kelana Jaya Stadium last night, 8/5/2013, showed that Malaysians of all races, gathered to reject a corrupt fraudulent government. Never have I seen, a support so big.. Each and every single one of us should be proud.
Until the day people accept who they are.. The day they understand what it's like to be a Malaysian. The day you march for freedom. The day you smile when your friend of a different skin colour succeeded. The day you share a journey with another Malaysian.
We are all the same. The Amazing Race: Malaysian.
p/s: there's a difference between a racist and a friend.
Tomorrow is perhaps the most important election in Malaysian history, the 13th General Elections, held 5th of May 2013 IS the most talked about, most anticipated, most stressed on, most hyped, most controversial event in a long time.
I'm not going to explain which party i pick and explain a long winded case to prove my point. By now, if you haven't made the right choice, you probably will never.
I just wanna pick a few songs for everyone to get into the mood for tomorrow's battle. Basically the soundtrack to Les Miserables 'One Day More' or 'Do You Hear The People Sing' is appropriate.
Here's some other for your Ipod, when you queue up tomoro! Rmb, be early, don't wear party logos.
1.) Tracy Chapman - Talkin Bout A Revolution
- One of my all time favourite singer & song, time for the corrupted to fall.. And run! Run bitch, Run!
2.) Eminem - Not Afraid
The one rapper that has been angry since 1998. Haha~ I guess this song just suits the whole emotion + state we Malaysians are in. We're Not Afraid!
3.) Adele - Hometown Glory
The melancholy in her voice at 19, the love for her hometown. Our love for our country and countrymen. Shows that we ain't gonna stand shit, shows that we are united, shows that we ain't gonna take it.
I hope everyone makes the right decision tomorrow. I sincerely do.
Lastly, may the next time i blog, we will have great news. Vote safe.
The only thing hotter than the weather Bali are the people.. everyone all bronzed in tanks and shorts. Of course some of them look crispy d lar.. But yea.. the sun french-kissed everyone in Bali. yumz!
I tried to catch some sun myself, but zzz... so not my thang.. And my mum will b like "y u go tan urself when u spend so much money (her money) on whitening agents!!"
So the nights in Bali was filled with long walks on the beach and bar hopping. Ok, we didn't really hop, we sort of just stayed in our favourite bar, Bali Joe. But basically all the other lgbt frenly bars are on the same road, right next to each other, like Mixwell, Bottoms Up, FaceBar (which i think it's a rip off of facebook =.= )
All of the bars have the same concept, no cover charge, dragqueen/tranny shows every 15minutes or so. Mixed with a lil gogo boys dancing on bar tops every now and then. Some of the other bars have pole dancing n some magic. But Bali Joe is the most popular one simply because, it's so damn crowded =.= If u want a table, or a chair u need to be there before 11pm. if not.. fuh~ the people spills out to the streets.
I was rly excited for the drag shows la, (too much rupaul's drag race i guess) they take turns coming out in jazzy outfits, sequins, diamantes, wigs and the works, lip-syncing to some super classic songs... And the crowd always go wild! Heheheh~
The bartenders and waiters are very very friendly as well, by the 2nd night i was thr, they were greeting me with hugs and escorting me to the best tables. =) shit like this never happen in KL, they just look at u macam.. "pffff~ fake fred perry, let me step on ur shoes!" knn...
And of course, how can i miss the opportunities to dance and mingle with the drag queens, i mean, afterall... Hahahaha~ they keep telling me i shud be a drag queen myself.. or at least a gogo boy =.= One day, when i put down my fried chicken, i will =)
1st of all, they don't simply layan ppl one, cuz they can dragqueens, so super diva la, but they so nice to meee.. T_T
Couldn't resist rapping in front of this Nicholas Minaj, "Let's go to the beach-each, let's go get away!".
Probly the closest i get to the real Nicki =(
It's like.. u can almost touch it. o.O
Hhaha.. he was asking me to dance with him on stage.. but zzzz... i wasn't wearing my right undies..
There's like few places which is like the 'must' visits in Bali. Of course the beaches, Kuta, Jimbaran & Seminyak, the 3 famous ones. The temples Tanah Lot & Uluwatu. The rest such as Ubud Palace, Monkey forest, silver mine and stuff.. kinda optional. I mean, some ppl travel all the way to see the monkey forest, but u can already see alot of monkeys in Uluwatu. So, yeah~
I was lucky to witness some prayer events during my trip to Tanah Lot.. Lots of local Balinese all dressed in white, with offerings praying on the beautiful temple on the cliff.
But omg.. =.= The kepanasan that is Bali.. Magnified by the sea, magnified by the giant rock formations, magnified by the tourists.. =.= So, here's my advise, don't go during peak season. I went during the low season, and already the street & tourist areas are congested.. =.=
I really liked this picture. it kinda summarizes the whole trip to the temples for me. A mother and her child, just standing on the rocks, facing the sea. They stood there for a short bit, until a group of angmohs started running and shouting in their bikini tops =.=
This is like my fave photo of the entire trip.. Actually no, my favourite photo is not for you guys to see. But yes, this is the otherwise favourite photo. 4 I duno from whr punya ladies, in super bubble gum colour sundresses and matching floppy hats.. doing this pose everywhr they go! LEGEND!! =)
Another famous thing in Bali is their homemade, handmade crafts, be it, wood, glass, stone or metal. And they're rly rly beautiful, i can't help but to buy a few home.
OH! and they have this fascination with wood carved penises.. =.= Imma show u wat i bought next time.. =.=
The streets of Seminyak is rly rly nice. There's alot of stores, local designers to international brands. Everything's very casual, and the boutiques are all kinda pretty. And at dusk, the sky's a saturated hue of blue... =)
And they sell petrol in Absolut Vodka bottles.. Kinda confusing.. cuz i don't know whether am i suppose to drink it.. or light it on fire.. then drink it.. =s... Hrmmmm