Tiring yet an enjoyable weekend...........
(up and coming featuring great friends during Elena's wedding)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Recently, an Indonesian politician claimed ownership of the song Rasa Sayang and since we are using the song as a campaign lately, we have to pay royalty.
Hm....also read somewhere that another Indian politician claimed ownership of the Bhagwad Gita epic stories as well and since we have a localized version of the Mahabharata epic in the form of Hikayat Pandawan Lima, do we need to pay royalty as well when Mahabharata is claimed?
Reminded me also of the case of South Korean's United Nation World Heritage status of the Dumpling Festival (Duan Wu Jie) which sparked online objection from the mainland China's internet users.
So, siapa punya? Or it will be, HEI, ITU XXXXXX KITA PUNYA ALSO LAH!!!! Bolehlah kan!
OK, if other people got sponsored for being a tourist and got his/her place plastered everywhere and DEFINITELY mentioned in the Bolehland Book of Records for 200mil, I wonder can I get the chance also? Oh, no! I guess not, cox practically, I'm not eligible.
But I can argue I also can do a lot of experiment up there! I mean, I have a full 6 credit hours of lab work in our extremely well equipped lab during my undergraduate years to justify that request. Also the ability to make-do with the improvisations of methods or procedures to accomodate the damaged/faulty lab equipments (oh... did I contradict myself cox I just mentioned how well-equipped was the lab). So, bring it on, whether to challenge the physics law or conduct experiments that will result in us winning the coveted Nobel Prize in whatever field, I can do it. I dun mind undergoing the tough and gruelling fitness program as I seriously needing that to curb the expansion project of my waist line. I dun mind braving the cold and loneliness in Russia preparing for the mega-project to fly our Jalur Gemilang in the space together with the other 2 tourists who purportedly pay less than me but never mind cox we have money cox we are now developed country already and we love premium seats. I can lament on and on about that but I can't help thinking about the whole angkasawan thingy though I had been avoiding reading the news covering the story these few days in the papers.
I was having a cup of teh tarik (how can they scrap the idea of making teh tarik in the space, which for SURE will be the only record unbroken in the Guiness World Record???) in Restoran Amboi and there was a live telecast over the national TV stations. I was not aware of the whole brouhaha until the loud commentator shouted MALAYSIAKU....... GEMILANG (reciprocated by the crowd at the event). Hmm.... I think at this point of time, I will be labeled as not patriotic. I looked patron, table next to me who shouted in unison with the TV; he finished his puff of cigarette after without fail exhaling the 2nd-hand smoke to his vicinity and nonchalantly threw the cig butt to the drain in front of the restaurant. So, should I say....Amboi, patriotiknya???
Dr. Space Tourist, wish you have a safe trip. Our nation need a hero and we find that in you.