Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
So anyway, she said running tops like in the above picture are not available here in KK. They're only available in bigger cities, perhaps in KL or Singapore. I found that hard to believe. So last weekend, I went around to some shops to prove her wrong. To my surprise, it's really hard to find this kind of running top in KK! On Sunday, I went to Sports Mart in Api-Api Centre because I knew that they're having a discount sale right now. Unfortunately, as Murphy's Law would have it, they were closed then.
Although I have adopted the "Advertisement" label for this post, actually I'm not advertising to sell anything. Instead I'm advertising to ask my KK readers where to find anything like in the above picture. Ummmm... I mean the outfit, not the sexy model please! If anyone has any information, please let me know. I still don't believe we don't have it in KK.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Well, we have passed that date and Anwar is yet to form his new Government. However, he still insists that he has 31 MPs who're ready to defect. In fact, he claims that he has more than that! Many Malaysians have been waiting for the so-called political tsunami to happen, having had an earlier tsunami in March.
Does Anwar really have 31 MPs from the ruling Government?
Only time will tell, but I wouldn't brush off his claims so easily. My guess is that he has achieved the number and now ready to reveal his Ace from up his sleeve. But he's not doing it just yet. Why? I think if one were to study Anwar's past behaviour, it is possible to understand him to a certain extent.
Here then is a man who has an obsession to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Throughout his political career he has always been craving for publicity; and he has a pathetic obsession of the spotlight. Whatever he does he must make sure that all eyes are on him. Whenever he does something he must create a drama—something grand; something to be remembered for a long, long time.
For a while he had the famous Lingam's video clip in silence. But he did not release that video clip immediately. No—he wanted to do it in style. He would release it eventually, but it must be done after a dramatic song and dance. He released that video clip in parts. The first part contained several seconds. It was a dramatic revelation. He kept his audience in the dark for a while. Then he announced that he had a second part of that video clip. More drama ensued. Some more waiting, and just when his audience was beginning to doubt that he had that second part, he came in for the kill. Truly, Anwar Ibrahim is a natural ringmaster.
I think Anwar really has enough MPs to claim at least a simple majority to form the new Government. But to do it on 16 September does not accord well with this style. That will no doubt be major news headlines, but that is not dramatic enough. As usual, he will create doubt first. People are wondering is he telling the truth or not? Maybe not? I think he is just waiting to make a big entrance when the time is "right".
Of course Pak Lah, in spite of what he said to the press, also believes in Anwar's claim. Otherwise why else would the Government spend so much money to send so many MPs to Taiwan before 16 September? More recently, we see the sudden switch of portfolios between Pak Lah and Najib. Pak Lah is now in charge of Defence; and at the same time he announced that Anwar is a threat to national security and economy.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Unfortunately, yesterday being a public holiday, YFitness was closed. When I signed up for the membership at YFitness, I was told that it would be open even during public holidays. But the business is half dead right now; they're down to only 3 employees for the entire 3 floors. I can't imagine how long it's been since the last time they received their salaries.
Anyway, since YFitness was closed, I had no choice but to do the 5 km at the Likas track. But while I was getting ready to leave for the jogging track, it began to rain. I spent some minutes trying to make up my mind whether to go running or not. In the end, I decided that I had to run. So I went to the track and actually ran in the rain. I'm not sure if that's a very healthy thing to do, but at least I completed that 5 km.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
It suddenly occured to me that I haven't been to Singapore for ages. In fact I haven't been travelling abroad for a while now. Then I thought of the passport requirement, and I couldn't remember if my passport was still valid. I reckoned that it must have expired by now.
So I walked to a nearby photoshop to take a passport-size photo of myself for the purpose of a new passport. It must have been years ago since the last time I took this kind of photo. They've gone digital now. Within minutes I had my photos printed out; and they no longer give the negatives like in the good old days. Instead they copied my photos into a CD.
Incidentally, I have also received a call from Mr Randy Chong, the incoming President of the Rotaract Club of Kota Kinabalu. They will be having their installation night on 04 October. I have written a short message for their souvenir magazine, and he requested me to provide him with my passport-size photo.
Then I remembered that I've been meaning to upload my photo into my profile in this blog, but somehow never actually took the trouble to do it—until now. It's been a year since I started this blog. Well, better late than never, I guess.
However, I happen to know that some people out there have too much time; they'd use that extra time to doctor people's photographs so that it would appear that they're doing things which they don't [The Star]. I hope no one would go through the trouble to meddle with my photo. Not that I am a politician, so I guess there is not much use to do that. But even if they did, at least have the decency to choose a beautiful and sexy woman for the model.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
While this episode is still fresh in our minds, I'd like to write my thoughts on this issue, i.e. the responsibility of the CoC, from the general point of view, and not specifically pointing to the NPC Hunt only.
Although I am not going to dwell on the twist of events in the NPC Hunt, it is necessary to understand the nature of the mistake in order to appreciate the eventual decision of the CoC. Briefly, the CoC, upon the closing of the end station embarked on marking the submissions of the teams. He then arrived at the overall results of the hunt. However, perhaps out of habit, he decided to make another round of checking. Unfortunately, before he could do that, some of the treasures were removed from the bags submitted by 2 teams. Of all the bags, those were the ones submitted by the top 2 winners of the Media Category. Consequently, upon the second check of the scores, the top two winners came up short on points, resulting in a fall in positions to 4th and 6th places respectively. The winners were announced and these affected teams later checked with the CoC on the missing points. Well, the mistake was discovered and as I said, after a few days' deliberation, the CoC decided to compensate the affected teams and rewarded them for their respective victories. It is noted that the CoC had to fork out the compensation from his own pocket.