Thursday, July 31, 2008
OK, this came as a shock in a way. The fact that she has to resign to make way for DSAI somehow shows that the Sept 16 is not as convincing as the way DSAI wants it to be, at least in my opinion. However, it can be some plus points since they can "try" to dismiss nepotism with wife and daughter as MPs.
Gosh...all this are too much. I need a break.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Read Anil's post on the madness of nuclear energy and 12 dams here
Prime time news really can kill me. Last night when I was having dinner with my manager, the restaurant showed the prime time news and I was nearly having heart attack.
Sarawak is going to build 12 more dams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With Bakun in progress, Sarawak really need that many dams? I mean freaking 12 leh!!!! Bakun alone will provide 2000MW and the 12 combined will provide another 5000MW (0r 4000MW, couldn't remember as I'm boiling that time.....).
If the need is justified, then of course, build as many as you want after considering the effect to the environment but I really doubt there's any need of 12 more dams. I might be wrong but as far as I know, the Sarawak electricity supply is always on the good side (or maybe I just compare to Sabah, which tops in the list of the worst).
So, if this is the last effort of someone in power to snatch and run as many as they can, this should be stopped right now.
Or else, it will be DAMned.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Toyo and Apdal should not be allowed to stay in Malaysia. They are racists to the core. Of course many others in BN too. However, to blatantly display their stupidity and racist tone is definitely unforgivable. Nuff said. Sigh~~~nak cuti blogging sikit pun nggak bisa.....
OK, with regards to the Anwar's case, which I don't think I wrote any here, it's becoming more and more puzzling, the DNA thingy.
It's about people who asked Anwar to submit his DNA sample. Strange huh? First, you have people like Home Minister to ask him to do so, by using the "buat-marah" startegy, if you are innocent what are you afraid of?
Then even the country's top leader Pak Liar joined the chorus to echo the same thing. Wow....national top leader leh....
And then now we have the father/family of Saiful, the alleged victim joining the choral speaking team.
Guess who will it be tmr? I guess they'll start interviewing "so-called neutral normal citizen" in national prime-time TV and air they "rehearsed" answers.
Oh...they did that already?????????? Haha....
Sunday, July 20, 2008
After the disappointing weather in the morning at the Borobodur, I decided to give the temple another shot but this time, I will go to the Prambanan Temple. Borobodur is actually a Buddhist site while Prambanan is a Hindu influenced temple.
Some parts of the temple was in restoration stage due to the previous earthquake.
Religious sites often offer some kind of serenity, no matter which religion, be it a temple or mosque, a church or chapel. And my walk around Prambanan extended till late evening, just nice to have dinner before proceeding to the Ramayana Ballet show which was spectacular with the stage with Prambanan as the background to the show.....
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Something is wrong when the sunrise trip starts at 500am in the morning, which haven't include about an hour drive to the destination. So, a word of caution here. No sunrise can be seen in Borobodur unless you stay in the hotel inside the Borobodur itself. The centre only open at 6am so only those staying inside get to see the sunrise. So much for exclusivity huh?
And when the morning comes, it's very cloudy hence the pictures were all gloomy and grey. Of course my mediocre photo taking skills didn't help much too.
It will be nicer with less cloud and bright sunshine and the blue sky, which unfortunately didn't happen that day. Sigh~
Nice place but I wish the sky is brighter and bluer haha... In terms of the temple itself, it's very impressive and once you know the story behind the restoration and how the recent earth quake destroyed some part of it, it made it appeals more to me. Physical-structure wise, I think it's not as interesting as Angkor Wat but I guess it's not fair to compare in such a way since Angkor Wat consists of a few temples with different style and kingdom.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
In Parliament, Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar said his ministry received CRUCIAL information indicating demonstration will be staged on Monday and this was based on "two political speeches, two blogs and two SMS (text-messages)"
Now....I am confused. I thought his boss said just days ago that bloggers should NOT be trusted? And now the minister made such an important decision that caused inconvenience to so many people by the mega-roadblock based on two blogs? Hahahahaha....
In a mature democratic country where a government servant has to be accountable and responsible for his action and its consequences, he has to quickly resign but sorry lah joe.... we are in Malaysia. It'll be flip and forget. Sigh~
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The door to my room. There's actually a story behind it; the day I moved in, it's the final match of Champion League between Chelsea and MU and there was a giant screen erected near to Dewi Homestay!!! Since I need sleep for morning excursion to Borobodur the next morning after that, I decided to move to other place. But I checked in and showered already so how much do I have to pay? Dewi said, no need. I can leave!!! Just like that!!! So, I bought a bottle of mineral water from the kitchen area and when I wanted to pay, Dewi was nowhere to be found. I shouted her name and tell her I wanna pay for the water, she just shouted back asking me just put on the table. Wow...yeah, I know tat's not a lot of money but still....
So I moved to another place, this time it's Bladok Losmen and Restaurant, another lovely place also known or its resturant.
See... that's what I call charming!!! Yes, you saw it right, the pic above is showing a church at the back of the hotel. And yes, churches exist in Yogyakarta though it's predominantly Muslim town.
And of course, the "best"est is yet to come!!! To me, the best accomodation is Setia Kawan Losmen which has nicely decorated rooms at the same price as Bladok sans the swimming pool though. But the deco and styles are there and it's really worth it. The air-cond room is just slightly more expensive, about RM70 if I remember correctly.
The room complete with tribal traditional art deco all over the wall and ceiling comes with air cond as well!!!!
If you are interested in Setia Kawan, make sure you make booking ahead, which I didn't. They are ALWAYS full.
OK, I made a mistake. Papandayan is not in Bandung. It's in Garut. PT corrected me on that. Haha...cos he did all the research and not me. Thanks PT. We indeed spend about 3 hours in a car to reach there from Bandung!!!
No no no...... I didn't ride that up but it was actually owned by one of the trader who came from over the mountain that we saw on the way up.