30 Jan 2009


Me and my mum have a different test watching Astro program. I like to watch channel AXN and Starworld. My mum likes korean & indon channels. 

What to do... make her happy la... I sacrifice my channels :( 

Luckily I have streamyx at home. So I watch my fav drama or movie online for free hehehehee.....

These are the free website I recommend n-joy :)


The recent floods in Kota Marudu sadden me to see that people today no longer have enough volunteer spirit to serve. Where has that volunteer spirit gone? 

Nowadays, without rewards or payments not many people will come forward to serve the community. There is also some people only come forward when somebody give an order or instruction.  

I kept thinking also, why I do this volunteering for? Why do I exhaust myself? For rewards? No. Fame and glory? No. Then I remembered a friend said to me on 2nd day of my volunteer duties “Letty, lucky you are here helping us, thank you if you need any help from us in the future just call, we’ll be there without hesitation, kalu ko bah...”. I smiled at them. Now I understand why I did it. May god blesses those people volunteered for flood duties that day.

People should realise that the work of volunteers is very noble. This spirit of volunteerism stems from that of love, compassion and care. A combination of all these spirits is very much needed in our present world of greed, strife, hate, and materialism. What is happening in our world now is endangering the survival of mankind, and unless such a situation is checked and balanced with these noble values, I am afraid the lives of our new generations to come will be threatened. 

So... Parents/ Teachers/ Leaders out there should set an example and promote volunteer spirit to the young generations. If the spirit of volunteerism extinct, may god help us all.

Qoutes to ponder:-
"Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need."
"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. "

29 Jan 2009


When to Kg. Lampada for gotong royong to make a temporary suspension bridge for kampung people to crossover to Kg. Rugading.


A friend of mine forwarded me this article yesterday hoyo... this is really a wake up call for all malaysian. 

Indonesia is one of the world's richest countries in terms of natural resources. God has blessed Indonesia with gold, uranium, copper, oil, timber, beaches, seas and other wealth. The land is fertile with abundant rain. Stick a twig into the ground and it grows into a tree. Yet Indonesians sleep in the streets. Food is expensive. The average Indonesian eats some rice, tempe,tauhu and may be some vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. An average Nasi Padang meal for four persons in a single star Indonesian restaurant can cost RM60.00 (160,000 Rupiah). This is way beyond the income of the average Joko or Ketut in Indonesia. 

Why is this so? The answer is because the ruling elites in Indonesia do not care about the people. They have pillaged the country. They craft policies that only serve to keep the elites in power and the wealthly. The same thing is happening in Malaysia. There are also millions of Indonesians who go to school and university but do not learn skills that can help them survive in the real world. They are very poor in European languages like English or Dutch. All their education is in Indonesian. So they cannot keep up with the latest developments and technologies. They cannot compete. They remain poor. 

The children of the elite are sent overseas for their education. An average Indonesian university graduate cannot bring world class skills to his employers. He or she therefore earns a pittance. This is happening in Malaysia. Bumiputra university graduates only strike it rich if they get Government jobs where they do not do much work but earn a good salary with a pension. In the private sector they may not get a job or earn only a pittance. That is why 100,000 graduates remain unemployed in Malaysia. 

Bumiputra university graduates are turning up for interviews as taxi drivers and shop assistants. What about those who flunk out after SPM? They become Mat Rempits (Motorcycle Racers ). Last Saturday I saw another Mat Rempit get killed at the road races in Shah Alam (near Section 7). 

In Malaysia, just like in Indonesia, food is getting very expensive. But the wages and salaries of the people, especially the Malays, is not keeping up with the increase in prices. Instead of developing the competitive ability of the people,the Government has been using the failed NEP to provide subsidies and dish out money on a plate. Everything is subsidised, even cooking oil, flour, rice, sugar, fuel, etc. The Government has been providing these subsidies so that the people will keep voting for the ruling party. So it has never been to the Government's advantage to make the Malays independent. A Malay who is independent of the Government may not vote for the BN. It is therefore better to keep feeding with subsidies.. So, for the past 50 years, everything has been subsidised. 

But now with 27million people in the country of which more than half are Malays, subsidies are getting more expensive. There is also much much more thievery and wastage by the elites in Malaysia. But there is no bottomless well full of money. Everything has its limits. The money will soon run out. Without the subsidies for cooking oil, sugar, flour and petrol, how are the people, especially the Malays, going to survive? Already university graduates cannot find jobs or compete in the private sector. What happens when the oil money runs out? What happens when (not if, but when) the Government cannot simply spend billions of oil money to sustain its voting base any longer? That is when we may see people sleeping in the streets, just like in Indonesia. If that happens this country will go up in flames. We will all be consumed. 

In Indonesia, the Government has not mobilised its hundreds of millions of people (over 250 million Indonesians) with the competitive skills to grow enough food for themselves. Hence food is expensive. They do not even have simple survival skills like coming to work on time, organising themselves to do simple tasks, maintaining good hygiene and cleanliness and so on. They are poorly read and not informed about many things that are going on around the world. Their Government has failed in all these aspects. Hence the average Indonesian remains poor. 

The same thing has happened in Malaysia. Our young people, especially the Malays, do not possess basic survival skills. We are not talking about competitive skills but just basic survival skills. The Government is not serious about giving them useful competitive skills either. The Mat Rempits are being glorified by the politicians as saviours of the nation (Mat Cemerlang). Correction. they are drug users, gang rapists, snatch thieves and street fighters. 

When an efficient Policewoman called Nooriyah Anvar was appointed Chief of Traffic Police she went after the Mat Rempits with a vengeance. Does anyone remember her? She confiscated their bikes on the spot. But soon the Mat Rempits called their political muscle and Nooriyah Anvar was kicked out. To date she holds the record of being the shortest serving Traffic Police Chief in Malaysia. She has been replaced by Senior Asst Comm (II) Datuk Hamza Taib.

So the Government is not serious about improving the position of the Malays. It serves the Barisan Nasional Government to keep the Malays down and out. Then the Malays can go to the Government for crumbs. This way the ruling elites get to keep the whole loaf to themselves. Go and visit Indonesia. This is what is happening over there. It is happening over here too. 

Does Malaysia have a problem? yes the Malays are not happy, the Chinese are not happy and the Indians are not happy. They spoke out at the March 2008 polls and hope things will change for the better, now they have some oppositions who promised change. The Malays are being duped by their corrupted leaders by using the religion, the Chinese and Indians are being marginalised by the ruling elites. Let us all Malaysians wake up and fight the corrupt system for the benefit of everyone. Let us all unite and stand together and change the system for once and for all

We are not Malays, Chinese or Indians, we are Malaysians. Malaysians May End Up Sleeping in the Street like its neighbours.

26 Jan 2009


Yesterday I saw an interesting article about being a kadazan or dusun? Firstly I would like to say that I am proud to be a Dusun. A Dusun Tindal actually.  

When I was in school some of my dusun classmate would not admit that they are dusun. They said dusun is a “sogumau” or yokels or unsophisticated people. So, they called themselves Kadazan. Me, being a "sogumau", doesnt' make any different at all. But, why the word "sogumau" lemongrass? I wonder. Can anyone explain?


Yes... Its still rainy days in Kota Marudu but nothing to be alert. Not like last time. 

I just got back from Kg. Taritipan, Tandek. When there with friends to buy few kilos of mussel. I took some pictures of Kg. Taritipan river and nearby kebun kelapa sawit before we head home. Like I said nothing to be alert. 

We're going to cook the mussels and spaghetti with tomato pesto sadap o... God I'm salviating now just thinking about it. Silaka! Now I am hungry.



Its 1:08am and can't sleep, to much noise outside the house. Neighbours are burning firecrackers welcoming the CNY. 

While surfing the net, I discovered this music. I didn't know classic Canon got a rock version. Watch ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by8oyJztzwo

23 Jan 2009


Gong Xi Fat Cai Friends... guess can't asked you gals for angpau yet :(  

To the friend-bout-2tie-d-knots heehehee..... Come 21st March, I will brave the storm, fight the bears, swim the sea full of sharks, climb mount everest if I have to, just to keep my promise. Worry not bah... kawan. This is what friends are for kan?


In loving memory of my father, whose Anniversary (10th) occurs today. Sorely missed by mum, onong, okie, me, ana and nior. 
The M. M. @ Edward

22 Jan 2009


Yep. We hav an opportunity to see partial solar eclipse on Jan 26th 2009 @ 4:30 pm. 

21 Jan 2009


Say.... I think me and Mr. Laziness make a great couple kah kah kah...

20 Jan 2009


As you can see or read my blogs, on the spot you can tell I am a lazy person. I'm going to overcome this. Starting right now I am going to blog everyday.

5 Jan 2009


I volunteered for flood duty ie answering distress phonecalls, recording and reporting to the District Officer and PKR of Kota Marudu. Not only that, I also helped distributing cook food (tapau) and mineral water to flood victims @SMK Tandek. Flood victims been evacuated to school  and balai rayas. 

*Sigh* Phew! What a relief when the rain stopped pouring that evening.