Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Done for the year

Enough with the kung-fu shoe thingy. That issue was so last week I’m totally done with it.

Personally, it has been a relatively quiet week and since I don’t have anything good to say, its best to just shut the hell up.

By the way, do not be hoodwinked by the lack of issues concerning the local crips, or in more politically correct term preferably used by the cultured crippled blokes, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Not in any circumstances are everything’s fine and dandy in the community. Far from it. I’m just giving it a rest, as I could do with (figuratively) having both feet comfortably up myself.

It’s the holiday season after all. Got myself an enforced break for this week, which is very welcoming. The timing couldn’t be more perfect than now to close the book for this year.

Meanwhile, I shall be loading some ammo to get some shits moving for the new chapter. Till then, I’m outta here.

Salam Maal Hijrah 1430, merry Xmas, merry New Year and blabla.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Di persimpangan jalan

Tidak. Apa yang tertera diatas bukanlah sekeping potret Ayah Pin tetapi gambar sepasang kasut. Sepasang kasut yang dimiliki oleh aku.

Dah agak lama juga kasut tersebut berkhidmat untuk aku. Agak-agak lebih kurang dalam lingkungan 2 tahun.
Detractors aku kata ianya kelihatan seperti kasut ballet. Tipikal homofobik la tu.

Bagi aku, reka bentuknya lebih kelihatan seperti sepasang kasut Kung-fu yang digunakan oleh Jackie Chan dalam wayang gambar Drunken Master.

Apa yang membuatkan aku tertarik pada jenis kasut ni masa mula-mula beli dulu adalah yang pertama, ianya mudah disarung.

Kedua, harganya yang begitu berpatutan dan tidak menjangkaui bajet, atau dalam erti kata lain, murah.

Dan yang ketiga, kasut ni agak ringan, maka ianya tidaklah sesuai untuk dilempar pada muka George W Bush, yang kini bakal menjadi mantan Presiden Amerika Syarikat.

Masa mula-mula dulu memang sesuai jugak aku pakai ke mana-mana majlis; baik yang formal mahupun tidak. Jumpa royalty ke, VVIP ke, pedulik apa, aku tetap pakai kasut cabuk ni.

Tapi sekarang ni aku sendiri rasa dah tiba masanya untuk kasut ni pergi dan digantikan dengan sepasang yang lebih berkualiti.

Aku sedang memikirkan sepasang kasut yang berjenama belang tiga. Ironinya ia jenis kasut berlari. Bukan aku nak lari tetapi keringanannya membuatkan aku berkenan.

Dan kalau aku angkat jugak, ianya berkemungkinan besar akan meninggalkan lubang yang besar didalam dompet aku.

Tapi kalau sebaliknya pula, kemana-mana pergi terpaksalah menggunakan kasut cabuk tersebut sementara menunggu kalau-kalau ada bajet bulanan yang berlebihan.

Ini yang membuatkan aku berada di persimpangan dilemma.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gardening: blaming on the soil?

I think Md Khir Toyo must have lost his mind to point finger at the new government for not doing much to tackle the landslide problem. Hey, the present gomen may not be the best there is but blaming a government that’s barely 10 months into the office actually reflects the true colour of the previous one instead. The former MB might have been grilled well by the press to conveniently put the blame on others and find the easiest way out. Come on, he was at the helm for many years and he is trying to say that his admin played no part in issuing approvals for any of the on-going hill slope projects? I may not have the facts with me but only stupid fools can’t smell the story he has cooked up. Oh well, screw him anyway.

The reality is, when there’s big money involved, enforcement goes straight down the drain. No, money isn’t the main issue here. Developers are business-minded people and they wouldn’t care any less to be accused of practising greed from their part.

I think the frailty of enforcement has been the root cause of it all. Not restricted to hill slope development for weird reason needs not to abide by certain guidelines, even new residential buildings that are not disabled friendly are given the green light to operate. And what happened to a certain building by laws that stated clearly new buildings are compulsory to provide facilities for the disabled? If enforcement had been strictly carried out, not even a ridiculous amount of money can break the law.

I’m blaming solely on the lack of enforcement that causes many lives lost. Equally, condo residents with disability are not spared from this irresponsible act by the agencies concerned.

Until they buck the fuck up, many others will fall victims due to feeble enforcement.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Another day and another tag

Time to get another tag done, courtesy of Shah of the TalkOnly fame.

By the way Bro, this is the umpteenth time you passed it on to me. Cant remember if I had ever returned you the favour but mark my word, you’re on top of the list whenever the next one make its round.


Alrighty, lets see whatever hell there is to be done here…

1. Do you think you’re hot?


2. Upload a favourite picture of you.

3. Why do you like the picture?

Seen here with the people I can always count on. There are occasions when you can tell some friends are best described as mere acquaintance. The two lads on wheels have shown time and again what friendship is all about. They’d wheel with you through thick and thin.

The odd one out by the way is my cousin but we’re more like brothers.

4. When was the last time you ate pizza?

Two weeks ago. I could have had something else but I was alone on this; the majority flexes their muscle and it was a landslide victory for Pizza Hut over Kayu- which garnered only ONE vote.

5. The last song you listened to.

A Halim’s Kisah dan Tauladan. This has nothing to do with the lip-smacking ayam golek Pak Halim I gobbled down last Sunday.

6. What are you doing right now.

Getting down to this damn thing.

7. What name would you prefer besides yours?

Fab Max. That’s like the coolest name ever to be given to any mankind. Something like Rocco Siffredi or Frank Zappa but way, way sleeker. Its like, you don’t need a licence to carry around a gun if your name is Fab Max. Only hunks (like me) are entitled to have this name written on his I.C, y'know.

There you have it. Now for the fun part. I think we are required to tag another two person to keep this tag going.

Cikgu Nazir is definitely one, because in a way he ASKED for it…kihkihhh

And Ridzzy…Ridzzy the snake charmer. He’s relatively new in the blogging business I thought it’d be fitting to get him do this for the first time.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

IDD 2008; time to sit back & chill

Hey, if you guys didn’t know yet, it’s the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today. I didn’t realise it myself until the clock hit 12 some hours ago.

Usually I’d get excited over this very day. Well, not as excited as anticipating Hari Raya or something to that extent but for the past 5-6 years I’ve never missed the national level celebration.

Take away the long, useless speech from the minister and you get a joyous occasion worth celebrating.

Not this year however. When I informed my wheel buddy that he wont be seeing my face for this year’s do, i was straight away accused of being fussy and selective towards the venue where it will be held.

He’s got a point. Unlike previous years when the celebration was normally being held at fancy malls such as the berjaya Times Square and most recently Sunway Pyramid, this time around (today) the shindig shifted to Pusat Latihan where obviously having fun is something remotely possible.

Maybe he was close but that’s not quite the reason, so still no Gran Havana Punch.

I decided to skip this year as a sign of protest. No prize in guessing why. I anticipated this year’s going to be the same old affair picked up from the last. Pledges will be made, more talks and it all ends there when the minister leaves the hall.

Then the day will be officially over once goody-bags were distributed to all participants. Tell me something new.

Unless something is done that could significantly help the community all over the country, I’m staying away while at the same time take more shots at the authorities concerned.

Maybe I’m alone on this that it can barely move a feather but at least I get to do what matters to life most; get one of the works done tomorrow and earn extra cash by the end of the week.

Till the next one (Dec 3) comes along; Happy whatever day!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pengumuman Khas

This is a community service announcement. Nilai University College (Nilai UC), where my buddy Mr Anfield Devotee is attached with, will organise a seminar on Autism and are hoping to reach to as many potential participants as possible. My hope is that this announcement will reach the right people, i.e those who are either direct or indirectly involved with Autism will come across this piece and keen to take part in the seminar. With all the names lined up as speakers, I’m sure we will learn a lot about this brain disorder syndrome.

The least we could do is to spread the word around. I’m positive by doing so we are actually contributing something to the society, via a very minimal effort.

And with this little effort, who knows, you could make a huge of a change for the better and ultimately improve a soul’s life.

For those interested, check out the details of the seminar below. Thank you.


Nilai University College (Nilai UC) together with the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences UKM is organising a seminar featuring updates on high functioning autism and asperger's syndrome.


The seminar brings together a panel of local and international speakers who are renowned practitioners in this area. Together they will cover topics on the assessment and identification of the disorders, available professional treatment and the empowerment of parents and caregivers in a specially crafted half day seminar.


Title : Making sense of another piece of the puzzle: Updates on High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Date : 20th DECEMBER 2008 (Saturday)

Time : 8.30am-1pm

Venue : UKM KL Branch, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz

Fees : RM30nett per person (fee includes tea break)




1. Assessment, Diagnosis and Associated Difficulties by Clinical Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zasmani Shafiee

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

2. Cognitive Behaviour Therary by Ms. Winnie LauClinical Psychologist, Minds and Hearts, Brisbane, Australia

3. Parent Empowerment by Dr. Alvin Ng Lai OonClinical Psychologist, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

To register, please call my colleague - Ms. Shoba at 06-8502338 ext 298 or email seminardec20@nilai.edu.my