Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What say you?

Alright Malaysia.. the general election is just around the corner. Have you guys enrolled with SPR yet? I have! And this will be my 1st time voting since I registered myself in 2005.

I just came back from Terengganu. Prior to arriving, I haven't engaged myself with the news nor the newspaper for like 2 weeks (memang ketinggalan sangat la jawabnya!) I wasn't aware that the election is near. I was moved to see all the banners from BN and PAS decorating the roadsides. Oh well, I am always excited to be in the mood of Malaysia's election. Back in my hometown, they just started to hang the posters and the banners.

Right now, on TV, there is too much of 'trying to make the rakyat recall what has been done over the years'. When I watch all those videos, it makes me feel like they are forcing the citizens to be thankful for the things they are actually obliged to do for the country. In short, I feel loathed. Loathed that those people bragged too much on their achievements in building the nation. Well, it's not really THEIR achievement. It was the past leaders who did it. And they are boasting over it just because they are in the same party. Yucks.

Not that I have already decided whom I am gonna vote for. I have yet to recognize the faces who will compete for the area I am voting in. I am gathering ideas from the yahoogroups that I am in.. just to get other people's point of view.

During my visit to Kuala Terengganu, what I can witness was just a plain fishermen's village, with some of them supporting their family by producing keropok lekor or other seafood-based snacks. It wasn't that bad. But surely, more improvements can be done to help these kampung people. Yet, the present authorities were more focused in commercializing the city, filling it with icons, overlooking the people's needs. Personally I see no urge in building the Taman Tamadun Islam. Another project in which tax payers' money is poorly spent. Oh yeah, I guess that is for upholding the Hadhari idea.

Recalling what my ustazah used to tell, the Caliphs after the death of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W, before being appointed as Caliphs, they were reluctant to carry the huge responsibility to lead the Muslims, having fear that they might not be good enough to fill in the position. It doesn't happen now in the political scenario. Everyone in the party wants to be in the contest to be the next YB. I wonder why (besides being flooded with money) do they want to be a YB, even when they are not up to it. Because they are responsible lot? Oh, I doubt that.

I wonder if they know that they will be questioned in the Hereafter for everything that they have done while holding the position, for every cent of the taxpayers' money wrongly spent.

Let's welcome March 8th with hope that some change will take place. Let's use this opportunity to show our power as taxpayers, to voice out what we have wanted to say, and to choose what is best for our nation and generation.

"WORK 'SMART', FAN HARD!" hehe..

Thursday, February 7, 2008

My thought for the day

I am undergoing my induction right now. Describe it in a few words? I am happy to say, it is FUN.

Bet, jangan comment about this tau~

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In my previous blog, I wrote a post about this one Chinese song that I really like. Ling by Alan Kuo. It was a theme song from the serial drama 'Mars', with Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu being the lead actors.

The story was about two lovers (yeah, typical..) who fell in love when they realized that they need each other to survive their life. Ling (played by Vic) was a hottie in school. His friends, especially the girls, viewed him as confident and a cool guy. He was a motorbike racer after he left school. Even his dad could not stop him from being one, although he didn't agree to his son's decision. But, nobody knew Ling had a nightmare of childhood. His mom was a psycho, thinking that the husband no longer loved her, and his twin brother committed suicide due to the fact that he couldn't endure the pain after their mom killed herself. Qi Luo (acted by Barbie) was a girl of high self insecurity. Her step father raped her when she was 16, and since that day onwards, she never trusted men and has no good friend to talk to.

Ling's turnaround happened when Qi Luo was seen often being bullied by the girls, especially Ling's fans, due to a few times had Ling saved Qi Luo from nasty pranks and threats. He became a mighty person in ensuring Qi Luo's safety, shoving off the bad acquaintances and also her stepfather. Qi Luo depended on him eversince..

Ok2.. it's not that I'm gonna narrate this story until the end, hehe.. It's just that what I realized from the story and from one of the activities in the induction, is that, no matter how weak one thinks one is, or even if one feels that one is not strong enough, one will always have the conscience to help others, despite their own limitations.

I think I find joy in helping others. I think I'm reliable. I feel that I can protect. Even though there are times when I feel I am not that strong enough.

Thinking about it made me drew the relation between me and Ling (hmm.. how thoughtful it is.. :P) I can be vulnerable, and the fact that I am powerless when I'm vulnerable has never stopped me from being defensive of those I feel should be defended.

And.. with that thought, I came to this conclusion: There is always strength even though we feel weakness is overwhelming us.

What do you think? =)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

A lil bit of work and the satisfying Juara Lagu~

Hah, ok2.. don't get me wrong. It's not being in HR that makes me bored. I guess the change of ambiance made it feel weird. That's all Bet =D Oh well, nevertheless I AM thinking of the next move after HR. When will or where to.. that will be something I would not wanna share as yet..

Okay. Let me tell you what is it with the weird feeling. 1stly, if I wanna say something, I won't take a detour sentence just to get the listener feel good. I'll just go straight to the point. Being here presently changes all that. My recent visit to Labuan was a good experience as an exposure to my new field and a new way of communicating with the staffs. I met Zhafri there, and he told me, " You guys from HR are well-trained to speak," and true enough, our visit acclaimed good response from the employees there and also from our boss. Maybe I didn't realize it, but I think I'm coping well in assisting my friends with HR stuff, which makes me feel good at times. At times. Maybe I'm just so scared that I won't be as good as they would expect me to be.

Right now, I'm observing more than I have ever done before. Cuz right now, superior performance means money okay! And yeah Bet, I couldn't agree with you more, the Company holds incomparable opportunities for the employees to grow, whether it is for work improvement or self development. I could see that very clearly. And I hope I'll be patient enough.

Alright. Work affairs aside. Let's talk about the most interesting topic (for me!) last weekend.

Juara Lagu 2007. What else. Watched it from the beginning, with high hopes that Siti won't bag any prize. Pardon me for having that kind of feeling. Just couldn't help it.

1st comment, it was so liberating that Siti didn't win. Oh yes.. it felt great! I don't mind if anybody is gonna call me a bad girl by saying that. I just want her to feel how it is like to lose. Nevertheless, her performance was a great one. No doubt. Fast moves with well-sung keys. But it is sad to witness her dancing and thumping on the stage after performing her pilgrimage. Not good.. not good.

2nd comment, I think the stars being born from reality TV shows have their own distinctive voice and stage quality to offer. Jac, Sahri, Bob, Fiq, Rich, Fazli Zainal, Mawi (being the contestants) and Nikki and The Lima (as guest performers) captured the audiences' attention very well. I guess AF doesn't produce singers of less quality compared to Malaysian Idol. They all have their own talents to offer (am I too exaggerating here? Haha!)

Ok2.. I wanted Jac and Lah to win, cuz I love the song and I think Lah and Jac's vocal prowess combination was the best for the night. But having Estranged as the winner was even better, it was like the entertainment industry is giving path for fresh songs and new groups to develop their talents.

3rd comment. I have never been a fan of Mawi, but watching his performance that night made me feel that he does have his own magic. Haha~ still.. I'm not a fan. It's just that I felt entertained when I watched him sang. It was also good that he bagged the 'Best Performance' award. I thought the Dato' cum Datin Seri would win it.

Final comment, the MCs did a great job, besides wearing splendidly designed apparels, hehe =)

Anyway, congratulations to all the reality TV stars. As much as I love to sing, I love to watch new talents grow. And congrats too to Juara Lagu production team, they managed to bring out the magical feel in this Juara Lagu episode.