Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lulu's 31st August

with so much noise around merdeka, lulu just wants to be quiet.
i will be silent on the 31st, and return on the 1st.
happy birthday my beloved nation!
may there never be any more like this.

lulu Creating a New Generation of Narrow-minds

i have not seen the latest edition of the school history books, but apparently, the role of the heroes of old has been minimalised.

from the NST
Earlier in the Dewan Rakyat, the Education Ministry’s parliamentary secretary P.Komala Devi, in reply to a question by Wee, said history textbooks presently in use are based on a revision of the school syllabus, carried out in stages by the ministry since 2003."The syllabus is based on proven historical facts obtained from research by historians, academics and individuals," she said. In a supplementary question, Wee asked why individuals such as Yap Ah Loy have been excluded from textbooks while there was only limited information on personalities such as Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Sambanthan."Research showed that students were not interested in history, they had difficulty understanding facts and were only memorising information without appreciating the subject. We decided to consolidate the facts to make the subject less boring," replied Komala Devi.
gosh... have you heard the story of the Blind Men describing an elephant?
if you haven't, let me tell it to you
It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
~(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
~Might satisfy his mind.

The First approached the Elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
~ At once began to bawl:
"God bless me! but the Elephant
~ Is very like a wall!"

The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried, "Ho! what have we here?
So very round and smooth and sharp?
~ To me 'tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
~ Is very like a spear!"

The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
~ Thus boldly up and spake:
"I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
~ Is very like a snake!"

The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
And felt about the knee.
"What most this wondrous beast is like
~ Is mighty plain," quoth her;
'Tis clear enough the Elephant
~ Is very like a tree!

"The Fifth who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: "E'en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
~ Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
~ Is very like a fan!"

The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than, seizing on the swinging tail
~ That fell within his scope,
"I see," quoth he,"the Elephant
~ Is very like a rope!

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
~ Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right~
And all were in the wrong!

sigh... we are definetly on our way to bringing up a new generation who sees only one aspect of history?
Yes, it may be true, but you are only showing them the body/tusk/trunk/knee/ear/tail Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 28, 2006

lulu "investment banker"

i know this is old news. Lulu a bit slow in processing.

whether he lost 612K or 200K, Lulu thinks this is one lousy "investment banker". Hope that this is the end of his "investment banker" career. Any company that he joins can further expect this ‘‘Selain itu, ada syarikat antarabangsa yang hendak beli tetapi saya tolak kerana itu adalah ketirisan dan ada juga seorang tauke Cina yang kaya-raya turut membuat tawaran menarik yang sekali lagi saya tolak kerana mahu saham saya dibeli oleh syarikat bumiputera sahaja,” mentality.
so, take note that Lulu's warning you now that if he does return to "investment banking", you may want to think twice about keeping your shares and selling whatever he buys.

August 12, 2006 19:08 PM

Khairy Jamaluddin Sells Entire Stake In ECM Libra Avenue
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 (Bernama) -- Umno Youth deputy head Khairy Jamaluddin has sold his entire stake of 10.2 million shares representing 1.23 per cent of ECM Libra Avenue Bhd, an investment and stockbroking-based company, it was announced Saturday.Khairy sold his shares for 65 sen a share yesterday. He had bought them at 71 sen a share in December last year.
BERNAMA

Beliau berkata, walaupun menanggung kerugian hampir RM200,000 namun beliau berbangga kerana menjual saham berkenaan kepada sebuah syarikat yang terlibat dalam industri kewangan yang dikuasai usahawan Melayu.
‘‘Selain itu, ada syarikat antarabangsa yang hendak beli tetapi saya tolak kerana itu adalah ketirisan dan ada juga seorang tauke Cina yang kaya-raya turut membuat tawaran menarik yang sekali lagi saya tolak kerana mahu saham saya dibeli oleh syarikat bumiputera sahaja,”
Utusan Malaysia

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Lulu looks at sms translations


yup, it sounds so sweet and respectful. gosh.... lulu was wondering what the DG was fussing over. The text is taken from the NST

then lulu came across the original version in The Sensintrovert

ok
THAT sounds scary

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Lulu does a dedication

to a very "special" young man in a hurry

Words, like feathers fly
in the wind, in the wind.
Careless words, tossed about,
cannot again be swallowed up.

There is a 19th century folktale about a man who went about town slandering the town's wise man. One day, he went to the wise man's home and asked for forgiveness. The wise man, realizing that this man had not internalized the gravity of his transgressions, told him that he would forgive him on one condition: that he go home, take a feather pillow from his house, cut it up, and scatter the feathers to the wind. After he had done so, he should then return to the wise man's house.

Though puzzled by this strange request, the man was happy to be let off with so easy a penance. He quickly cut up the pillow, scattered the feathers, and returned to the house.

"Am I now forgiven?" he asked.

"Just one more thing," the wise man said. "Go now and gather up all the feathers."

"But that's impossible. The wind has already scattered them."

"Precisely," he answered. "And though you may truly wish to correct the evil you have done, it is as impossible to repair the damage done by your words as it is to recover the feathers. Your words are out there in the marketplace, spreading hate, even as we speak."

Lulu heard Education Ministry is up to something...

Lulu's wondering how a masyarakat which need to dress up skeletons


is going to teach this ?

Friday, August 25, 2006

Lulu looks at Flip-flops








yup, flip-flops all of them.

some nicer than others, yah?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Lulu loves happy endings



“At that time my mother was moving from place to place and my father lost contact with her.
“But he never stopped us from looking for her and even encouraged us.

lulu's almost to tears looking at this beautiful photo
beautiful
just beautiful

Lulu think this 10 year old has company

but this kiddo more, what's the word..., ethical(?)

Ten-year-old inspired to lead country some day
again from http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/8/24/nation/15232331&sec=nation

Jeffrey, who is the grandson of retired Malaysian Ambassador Datuk Noor Adlan Yahayauddin, said: “In 20 years’ time or so, I am going to stand for election and someday I am going to lead the country as prime minister.

yup, kiddo, stand for election.
not broker your way into a not-so-major postition and definetly not marry your way up.

Lulu not feeling safe - Rela roaming the streets

PUTRAJAYA: Rela members will be called in to fight the snatch theft scourge.
Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said the Government was considering training People’s Volunteer Corps members to help police tackle the escalating number of snatch thefts, which have led to the loss of lives and serious injuries.

erhm... why does Lulu feel so unsafe suddenly?

could it be because of




Vigilante Attack on Indian Workers Under Probe
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32435

or

Malaysia's mystery migrant deaths
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4720386.stm

or

MEMORANDUM TO SUHAKAM: Violence and Misuse of Power by RELA Personnel During the Selayang Raid on 13 May 2006
http://www.suaram.net/display_article.asp?ID=509

or even

‘Duck-walk’ incident not a Rela operation
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/2/16/nation/13409714&sec=nation
"Coincidentally, three of them were Rela members.”

burrrr.... lulu don't feel too safe with this arrangement.
How about you?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Went to Oxford, but still a lulu

An Oxford graduate cannibal invite his classmate to his tribe. To his friend suprise, the Oxford graduate cannibal still practice cannibalism. His friend ask ,"After so many in Oxford, your still didn't grasp the idea of civilasation? "
The Oxford graduate cannibal says,"Indeed, the education works. Now I cannibalise with spoon and fork ". Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 20, 2006

more lulu than Lulu - skeletons dressed up modestly

erhm... bustier, skirt and pants in the Paleolithic age?

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2006/8/19/lifefocus/15151173&sec=lifefocus

this picture supposedly
shows the burial rites. It is suggested that Perak Man was an important member of his tribe as his burial was performed ceremonially. He was buried in a fetal position, with legs folded up to the chest, the right hand bent up towards the shoulder and the left hand on the abdomen. The body was placed in a one metre-deep grave perpendicular to the cave entrance. shows the burial rites. It is suggested that Perak Man was an important member of his tribe as his burial was performed ceremonially. He was buried in a fetal position, with legs folded up to the chest, the right hand bent up towards the shoulder and the left hand on the abdomen. The body was placed in a one metre-deep grave perpendicular to the cave entrance.
it's a pity that we can't even give a correct understanding of history to the next generation.

tsk! tsk! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Lulu seeks to understand

3rd August
The contract for the controversial RM4.5mil clubhouse project on Sipadan has been terminated with immediate effect, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said after a state Cabinet meeting yesterday

Lulu did a search on the news archieve on Sipadan to recall and understand the sequence of events.

31st Dec 2004
In year 2004, the Government of Malaysia ordered all on-site dive & resort operators of Sipadan to move their structures out of the island by the date 31st of December 2004. This move is mainly to conserve a balanced eco-systems for Sipadan and its surrounding. Diving will continue to be allowed in Sipadan for divers whom are ferried in and out by dive & resort operators from the land and surrounding islands.

4th Mar 2005
More turtles are returning to the diving haven of Pulau Sipadan after a move to limit visitors was made.

18th May
A barge carrying construction materials and a bulldozer crashed into a coral reef at the internationally renowned diving haven of Pulau Sipadan, off Sabah’s east coast.



20th May
An angry Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman has ordered construction work at Pulau Sipadan to be suspended
The May 15 incident received worldwide attention after it was reported by diving enthusiasts Andrea and Antonella Ferrari in their blog. [Power to the BLOGS!!]

25th May
The contractor blamed for damaging a coral reef off Sipadan island was off lightly after he apologised.
However, he has to clean up the building materials which fell off his barge onto the seabed
Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat said yesterday that the contractor had been “dishonest” because he had applied to bring in the building materials using a 33hp boat known as kumpit but had, instead, used a large barge.

27th JulyPrime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi lashed out at Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman for going ahead with the RM4.5mil clubhouse project at Pulau Sipadan despite his objection.

28th July
Work on the controversial RM4.5mil clubhouse project on Pulau Sipadan has stopped for now.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman told this to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

29th July
Musa, however, brushed aside calls to scrap the Sipadan project and stop the logging at the Malua and Ulu Segama forest reserves which had been bequeathed as Malaysia’s biodiversity gifts to the world

and finally the 3rd August announcement. It's a shame that it took 2 1/2 months before the politikus finally put an "end" to it.
However, I don't think it's the end of the saga yet.
1. The issue of compensation to the contractor as the contract is suddenly terminated
2. Musa did a Hasta La Viste
Musa said the Sipadan project would be reviewed under a totally new concept, and “I will take charge of it.”
“We will obtain the approval of the Prime Minister on a revised project for Sipadan,” he said.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lulu pening 'kat Penang

sigh...

today, we read that the Selangor MB refutes claims of billboard monopoly
“It is outrageous to allow one firm to dominate the business, from construction and management to the marketing of the billboards,” he said.

however, his boss is singing a different tune up north
He said that for the second Penang bridge, the concession to build, manage, operate and maintain the project would be given to the UEM Group, the concession holder for the present bridge link to the mainland built in 1985.
“UEM is a company which has extensive expertise and experience in the matter,” said Abdullah, who is also Finance Minister.




pening
pening
Lulu pening

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Confusing a Lulu

guess if you're a Msia newspaper reader, you'd know that it doesn't take much to confuse a Lulu

Per One Source
Penang cabbies happy with ruling
02 Aug 2006
GEORGE TOWN: Contrary to earlier claims, Penang cabbies are positive about yesterday’s implementation of the taxi meter ruling.A taxi driver since 1979, Ko Ah Tuan said the system was fair to both taxi drivers and their customers.At the launching ceremony by State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan, the 60-year-old said once people got accustomed to the system they would accept it.Khaw Phaik Guat, 55, agreed, saying: It’ll just take time for us to get used to it."Seri Tanjung Taxi Association chairman Yusoff Khassim said the system was good and fair to all parties.

are you sure?

The Other Newspaper says
Penang cabbies on ‘sick leave’
PENANG: Most cabbies were either “sick or sleeping at home” yesterday when the meter ruling came into effect.
Seng, 55, a cabbie for the past 25 years turned up at Esplanade to claim his Gunalah Teksi Bermeter– tambang patut dan mesra (Use Metered Taxis – fair price and friendly service) jacket before going on self-proclaimed medical leave.
“I don’t know how long I will be ‘sick’. That will depend on how long it will take for the taxi rates to be revised. Fewer than 200 cabbies are on the road today,” he said defiantly when I met him at the Gurney Plaza taxi stand.
“In fact, most of those who attended the event went home after the launch of the meter ruling. Technically, we are not on strike. We are just too tired and too sick to work.”

Lulu reads the newspaper and is now confused.
Newspapers are supposed to be a reliabe source of truth.
It's not like a blog where "in blogs, websites and online portals were incorrect, bordered on slander, caused disturbance or compelled the public to lose faith in the nation’s economic policies"
but the 2 reports seem to contradict each other.
gosh... so how??