Saturday, June 27, 2009

Michael Jackson, RIP

Michael Joseph Jackson
1958 ~ 2009

Who among us wasn't shocked? We grew up with him and his siblings. Born in the same year as I was, MJ as one of the Jackson 5 hit the charts and got us singing, "I'll Be There." I remember how as kids we compared The Osmonds with Jackson 5. C'mon. Michael Jackson vs Donny Osmond? It's the passing of an incredibly gifted entertainer and performer. There were so many things that caught our attention, dazzled us. And made us cringe. Creepy, we said. Indeed, it was as if his talent was his tragedy. He made us sit up and listen. And he made us look.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I don't get it

I’m sorry, I don’t get it.

I really really don’t get it.

Does Nizar and his cohort really have to resort to such antics to get noticed? The drama is totally uncalled for. I understand the skullduggery that left Pakatan out in the cold; you are all justifiably angry and repulsed by BN’s shameless power grab. Surely you would have noticed that thousands are just as mad and just as vehemently opposed to this unconscionable hijack.

But pray tell, what did this morning’s drama achieve? Did Pakatan think the stunt pulled by the Perak ADUNS would draw more sympathy and swing more votes their way?

We want a new breed of politicians, not BN clones. We want politicians who lead, not merely react. All this grandstanding reflects neither wit nor intelligence. If politics is all about perception, what sort of impression do you think you all made? You have simply played into the hands of BN and detractors, and confirms that Pakatan's political playbook is so devoid of imagination that pranks now substitute for good sense.

I’m sorry, I don’t get it.

I really really don’t get it.

Monday, June 01, 2009


This was strange.

I was driving along Damansara about 11 in the morning when I heard tooting on my left. A guy on a motorbike was tailing me, his pillion rider pointing to my rear tyre and making time-out gestures. Scruffy looking gents too. My first instinct was to pullover at the side of the road (and I did slow down), until I noticed that the motorbike was doing the same. Fortunately I had the presence of mind not to stop and drove to the nearest petrol station instead. The motorbike kept abreast for a while but probably sensing that I wasn’t stopping, took a left turn and disappeared into the traffic.

5 minutes later at the petrol station, I got out to inspect the car. Nope. Nothing visibly wrong with the tyres. Everything was a-ok.