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sleeps August 31, 2009

Filed under: Diary — visitor74 @ 1:01 pm

my sleeping during ramadan is a bit whacked. it’s now 5 am and i’m still not sleeping. not that i’m gonna take any sahur anyway. been reading about surah kahf lately. interesting surah.

ok eyes, get a shuteye now.

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ustaz Asri August 27, 2009

Filed under: Ilmu — visitor74 @ 12:18 am

just caught ustaz Asri dalam Astro. rancangan Bahtera Perubahan kot nama program tu. he was the former mufti of Perlis. hi’m an avid reader of his blog and i like his thought. a bit different from the old school of ustaz or mufti in malaysia. that’s why his thohaught is not very well accepted. ada yang kata dia wahabi la dan sebagainya. entah apa apa. bagus apa pandangan dia. bukan dia ikut sedap cakap jer. ada dengan dalil sekali. tapi disebabkan kita dah biasa sangat dengan pemahaman islam yang lama diamalkan di negara ni, bila ada orang yang bagi pandangan lain sket, dah mula nak bising bising. cari pasal dengan dia. cari pulak apa salah dia. bagi label kat dia nak bagi orang tak suka.

ustaz asri pulak tak kesah dengan pandangan orang. dia tulis without fear or favour. bukan untuk mengampu sesiapa.

malam ni dalam rancangan kat astro awani tu, dia bagi pandangan untuk memakmurkan masjid. untuk lebih meramaikan masjid. macam mana nak buat. jangan jadikan masjid tu tempat orang orang tua pencen jer melepak. kena dibuatkan program program yang boleh orang muda jugak datang. dan kalau orang muda datang, jangan dilayan mereka macam orang nak buat kacau. itulah yang selalu terjadi. macam tak suka jer kalau orang muda datang. mula nak cari salah dan sebagainya.

teruskan usahamu ustaz. saya akan sentiasa memberi sokongan dari jauh.

 

The Proposal – Movie

Filed under: Movies — visitor74 @ 12:04 am

this movie starring Sandra Bullock and the funny Ryan Reynolds does not achieve the standard that I usually put for them, but it’s still good nonetheless.

Sandra Bullock has a rock in the movie industry. who can forget the appearance in ‘Speed’ and the romantic movie ‘While you were Sleeping’?

and i always love Ryan Reynolds. he’s funny in his own way and i like all the cheeky lines that he usually got.

it’s the story about a secretary is being forced to marry his bossy boss, Sandra Bullock. but along the phony marriage, love blossomed and they ended up loving each other.
Proposal

 

Ibuku tak sihat August 17, 2009

Filed under: Diary,Family — visitor74 @ 4:24 am

baru balik dari clinic bawa Ibuku tercinta Sebab mak selalu tak sihat. dia selalu rasa pitam. nothing serious yet. we think it’s high blood pressure. to be sure we brought her to clinic just now.

but her blood pressure was okay together with her sugar level. so need to do tests to determine what could be the culprits.

that’s why I hate western medicines. they just don’t seem to be able to determine the sickness and what it is. usually it is only a conjecture and more tests needed. and that would involve a lot of poking and money.

traditional chinese medicines and bomoh is easier to determine. it could either be the meridian lines is problem or semalam tersampuk hantu. kan senang?

 

PPSMI August 16, 2009

Filed under: Monolog — visitor74 @ 9:37 pm

I would like to comment on the switchback from english to malay but my mind is still not made out. stay tune.

not that any of my comment would mean anything or amount to anything in the end because it’s just me trying to give a piece of my mind on the issue. and it is not based on any long and arduous study or interviews with those involved or those students that had study those subjects in english. sayyy, I don’t think that i’ve read any comments by them. guess their views did not matter. hmm.

at the moment, I think that most of the blogs I read are against the flip flop. though I found one interesting read that gave good points on why the project should not started in the first place. I don’t know where to begin.

the idea was espoused by che det the previous PM. now, he’s a visionary man that you should not take lightly. there are things which he came up with which were not that clear to us mere mortals when he suggested it, but after many years, seemed so make sense.

and he’s a man that can really hold the fort. when he made up his mind, he really would stick to it. mostly I believe that he thinks that it was the right thing to do and other people did not understand him. you can try, but the chances are slim. I like his style. others might not, though.

but the idea for PPSMI was made at the near end of his tenure and that he did not managed to follow through. of course he expected Pak Lah and subsequent PMs would honour it. now, when the present government wanted to change the rule, they made an effort to explain to him. they really don’t want to be the end of his brunts. but still, he’s not satisfied with the explanations given.

the present government is saying that because of the teaching in english, the performance of the rural students were very poor. che det said, what about the other subjects? it is any better? most probably not. this means that the students were the problem, not the teaching in english. even if they were taught in malay, they would still have that same problem.

of course, the glaring defect of the whole thing is the unreadiness of the teachers. they are NOT equipped to teach in english. i would definitely cringed if I have to be in their class while they’re teaching in Engsh. perhaps they were not equipped to teach in the first place. but i’m being mean here. those who knows, does. those who doesn’t, teach, right? and i digress there.

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anyway, I don’t see that the people are talking about this anymore. that’s typical. when new issues come out, people would forget the other things that starts it.

this is just my opinion. like clint eastwood said in his movie: opinions are like assholes, everyone has one…

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allow me to add to this writing considering that Che Det himself mentioned this issue again in his blog. it seems that he’s not putting this to rest. he is saying that the poll he conducted at his site and the meetings he had with people outside are saying that they are against the switch. a high statistics in his blog showed they they are against it.

wel, first of all, statistics are like bikinis. those they revealed are suggestive, but what they concealed are what really matters. I mean, those people that read his blog might be those that already liked the teaching in english or that they already love him and anything that he says is Gospel. so I wouldn’t want to believe in any statistics. unless if it’s carried by independent studies and it is carried out across Malaysia.

but that is moot discussion. most people are like me: we don’t everything but still thinks what we believe is right is naturally the truth. I just don’t go out and joined the public demonstrations because I hate to be in public and I need to near a working toilet all the time.

I myself think that we should have go on with the english teaching. sure, the teachers and the students are not ready. but we are pushing them to be ready. you think we need advise them to learn something and they would do so gingerly? you must be living in wonderland or someplace where you don’t need to use your brains.

 

Talentime

Filed under: Movies — visitor74 @ 5:10 am

there are two Yasmin Ahmad’s movies that I haven’t seen yet. talentime and Mualaf. talentime was crossed off yesterday.

the special thing about her movies is that it is different from other Malay movies. it gives a different perspective of the malaysian people. sometimes it shows a different public that we usually seen.

and she always have this fun loving family which consist of fat balding father and an open minded mother. the kids were open minded too and usually color blind. i mea they look beyond the race of the individual. you can sense this in all her previous movies and you tend to believe that she is also that way. a trully 1Malaysia ambassador if there is one.

Talentime is about a love sparks between a Malay (played by a Chinese) and an Indian boy.

the girls’s family have no problem because they are color blind but there’s a bit of a challenge with the indian’s. have i mentioned that the indian boy is mute? yup, they deserve love too, you. it is better to love and lost than never to love at all.

it was set in a school environment where they are preparing for a Talentime competition. the girl has a voice of angels, but the indian boy loved he nonetheless despite not being able to hear her voice. love is deaf, er, i mean blind.

and there’s another character played by one of the favorite actor who is good at singing. and he write the song, too. and he’s smart. and he has a sick mother. the love which they shared was exemplary. that’s how a son should treat their mothers, you know. eventually the mother died but he kept his promise to the mother that he will do his best. i like the scene where the chinese lad joined him and made the song even sweeter.

 

August 10, 2009

Filed under: Diary — visitor74 @ 9:26 pm

word of advise:

if for some reason, you don’t want to pickup someone’s call, please make sure he is not around the vicinity. because it would look damn bad if he saw you looking at the phone and not picking up his call. trust me, I learnt it the hard way.

I reminds me of my answering service:

“i’m avoiding someone at the moment. so leave a message, and i’ll return your call. if I don’t call you back, you know that it’s you”