Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Starting from 12:00am, 00:00, the stroke of midnight Australian Eastern Standard time on the 5th of october 2005. This blog will end.
Posted at 10/4/2005 5:23:26 pm by snogmyfist
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Posted at 9/28/2005 10:30:30 pm by snogmyfist
Friday, September 16, 2005
My critique of the Malaysian modern society.
Firstly it is my belief we don't have a modern society.
What does modernity and a modern society consist of,
what does it mean? What is nessecary in a modern society?
In Malaysia, specifically modern Malaysia, i.e. Kuala Lumpur,
Much effort has been spent to acquire modern trappings, the
images of modernism.
The question that must be asked is this, to have a modern city, society,
mean acquiring fancy skyscrapers, acquiring the trappings??
We as a society have acquired a whole gambit of these images and trappings,
however without understanding what a modern society is,
these artificial trappings are only superficial,
it is only a venear. It is fake.
I'm sorry to say, that amongst the gleaming skyscrapers of KL,
We do not have a modern society.
Our society is one that only has the trappings of modernity,
Society or even a city, consists more than its buildings and trappings!!
There are those in KL that seem to believe and practice
superstitious beliefs, the "bomoh" and "black magic". There are those
who seem to irreversibly stuck in there own racial group.
There are those who seem to be proud of this, proud and
unwilling to explore other avenues of ideas, other interpretations,
and unacceptable to differences in ways and adapting to them.
A modern city and society thrives in liberty,
Modernity is one that is willing to look at the world objectively,
not be tied down to superstition, racial boundaries and the petty differences
of a backwater mentality!
Talent has no respect for geography, talent goes to where it is
allowed to thrive, it thrives in a modern society.
Posted at 9/16/2005 8:17:57 pm by snogmyfist
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
A picture of Zagreb, If anything this has got to be the closest thing to my hometown. I have most of my memories in Zagreb, I really know this place. This picture is of the main square, trg banjelacic, to the left would be algoritham a decent book store, straight and behind the ZET tram is Tkalciceva Ulica, a nice cafe/pub district. To the right is Kaptol and Dolac. How I miss it all, I'm wondering how much has changed. Sigh....
Posted at 9/14/2005 5:23:05 pm by snogmyfist
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Deng Xiaoping once said: "It does not matter whether the cat is black or white. As long as it catches mice, it is a good cat."
Posted at 9/13/2005 4:50:05 pm by snogmyfist
Monday, September 12, 2005
PELUSAFUNK, ALBUM LAUNCH!!!
PELUSAFUNK, KOOII, DUB DOUBT, PAUL ABAD, NEIGHBOURHOOD GROOVE COLLECTIVE.
$12 / 10 / DOORS 8.30PM
Brisbane Party Starters pelusafunk are launching there second CD in 6 months at The Zoo on Friday 16 September. This time a Full Length Album.
On the back of a dozen shows in Far North Queensland including a bangin set at The Kuranda Reggae Festival and coupled with some of Brissie's
finest - Kooii, DubDoubt, Paul Abad and The Neighbourhood Groove Collective, the night is set to take it's place as one of those great Zoo parties. Pelusafunk's
EP launch in March soldout in under an hour with hundreds turned away - arrive early to ensure a ticket!!
9.15 - 10.00 DUB DOUBT
10.00 - 10.30 NEIGHBOURHOOD GROOVE COLLECTIVE
10.30- 11.15 KOOII
11.15 - 11.45 PAUL ABAD
11.45 - 11.45 PELUSAFUNK pelusafunk video
A friends Band. Saw them last at "the REV". They were amazing!! Highly recommended!
Special thanks to Lachland (Locky) for the heads up!
Posted at 9/12/2005 7:02:21 pm by snogmyfist
I find politics in Malaysia to be scary. I'm just not impressed by comments of some who hold political office.
Umno Youth head Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the appointment of a foreigner to lead the nationally-owned company could be likened to allowing Malaysia to be re-colonised, albeit in a new manner.
Sorry, I don't see the validity of this arguement. Perhaps I'm daft.
Nissan once the bastion of japanese national pride was turned around to a successful company after it hired Carlos Ghosn, Nissan was on a downward spiral, Ghosn did exactly this, he turned the company around.
Politics, race, religion, national pride, sexual orientation, gender differences, DO NOT play a role in a free market, globalised, cut throat world of commercialism and competition. Talent, ideas, effieciency, productivity and managerial potency is what matters, these factors DO NOT discriminate race, nationality, religion, gender, the petty differences of politics.
If you want the best mind, its more than possible that the best mind MIGHT not be of a person of your race or nationality? He might be bangla, indon, jew, his parents might hail from the untouchable caste of india?
Is it re-colonisation if we let the best mind run a national company, who happens not to be Malaysian? There are ONLY 25 million Malaysians, out of 6 billion world inhabitants, what are the chances that the best mind is not Malaysian? To prevent the best from performing solely on the grounds of that persons nationality has dire consequences, hasn't it??
Just asking some questions, thats all, perhaps I'm not understanding what the Datuk meant.
Posted at 9/12/2005 6:38:20 pm by snogmyfist
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Is our nation 48 years old? Our Malaysia that is? We must not forget that Malaysia was a concept given birth 42 years ago, which at that time consisted of Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and the Federation of Malaya, Singapore departed our newly formed nation after 2 years, I wont comment further than that. The 31st August celebration is a celebrating a political concept which doesn't exist anymore. We are no longer a country called Malaya! Our nation of Malaysia only came to existance 42 years ago, not on the 31st of August 1957 but September 16th 1963. Should we not celebrate our national day on the 16th of September? There's a thought.....
Posted at 8/31/2005 9:40:12 pm by snogmyfist
Monday, August 29, 2005
I crave Laksa Utargha (mind the intonation)!! I am at uni and I crave it so much!! Hmmm..
I can make it, I've made it about one month ago and it was actually the real deal. Only problem is it takes too bloody long. Quite a tedious process. If there is anyone out there who has the same cravings as me, contact me. We can cook together. I reckon if there's 2 of us cooking, prep time is halved. heck if there's 3, perhaps prep time can be reduced even further. Contact me and we shall have create laksa!!
Posted at 8/29/2005 9:31:30 pm by snogmyfist
hurrah for stress!
Posted at 8/29/2005 7:28:58 pm by snogmyfist