View from my village...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Movie Review :: Geng - Pengembaraan Bermula (2009)

Finally, I went for GENG: Pengembaraan Bermula (Gang: The Adventure Begins) last night with a newly met friend at Sunway Carnival’s GSC. It really amazed me, when I am looking up at the seats on the booking screen where most of them have been bought or reserved. The only left unoccupied would either be the double-seatings on the sides or couple-seats at the last row. Never knew that it really is attracting so many movie-goers.

That was one story, this is another story. In the movie theater, every seat was fully occupied. In front of me, a double-seat sat by three persons. I would call it a full-house, as the “never-bought” front rows were also taken. Gosh, Upin & Ipin really made their days!

I found the movie to be rather ordinary yet complex in its presentation. The dry thought of dry comical essence thrown by Upin or Ipin made some way for laughter. The pretty Kak Ros not much living to her sense as was in her series.

I would rather say that the story line has been over developed and too much exaggerated. While the characters of Upin & Ipin (may perhaps not totally lost to the City Boys, but) was somehow shaded and drought.

There were elements of shocking and awe. I even came to the stunt for few scenes (and Amir was laughing at me, so bad ah you! The last time I made noticeable stunt was during Pirates of Caribbean with David.)

One thing that I have to put here is that a comment by office-mate who went there earlier with her children: “The children were jumping from their seats!

I may prefer the series, but this movie has really made it ways! Go for Upin & Ipin.

Azri, citer ni memang best la – thanks to introduce me to that living characters of Upin, Ipin and Kak Ros. Amir, thank you! (In a comical way)

PS: I think that the subtitle needs to be studied again. At some point, it relaying wrong perception and rendering wrong meaning on a particular situation.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

techBiz visits to MIMOS, Kulim Hi-tech Park

Lawatan techBiz comittee ke MIMOS di Kulim High Tech Park.

Me, in front of MIMOS' entrance.
Cantik presentation powerpoint dia....
Laughing at something.... (part of committee yg pergi)
En Shamsul, Senior Manager - bagi penerangan.
Abang Jeff kat depan MIMOS.
MIMOS Kulim High Tech Park
Bilik server, banyak giler rack dia... Kalau lah aku tau kat sini ada grid computing waktu aku buat final year project dulu, mesti aku dah guna... ada 250 nodes - dulu aku guna 16 jer... Dr Shidah, kat sini best la....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Surat Daripada Dr Mahathir :: Zainudin Maidin

Just finished reading this *very* interesting book that I would say to you, "Hey, go get one!" - It was presented in a narrative as Zainuddin Maidin experienced it through his life and the story told as to what the author believes into.

A great and genius leader, Dr Mahathir - to which I believe even the opposition could have been agree that he had contributed so much into Malaysia's development be that economy or mentality.

From being consumer society, he turned us into producer society. From importing cars, we exported them. While keeping at pace producing raw materials for exports, we produce finished product for the same purpose. Not only creating money, we are creating bigger money by giving more jobs to our people.

He dares to dreams for us and he too, who had turned them into reality. I can't imagine Kuala Lumpur without KLCC or LRT.

I grew with my grandfather, whom has a character to love reading. He read almost anything, and there wouldn't be time that he'd spend without any book in his hand during his spare time. I think that I got the habit from him - I cannot sleep learning that I have bought a new book and I have not read it. The pic above shown some of books that I still keep on reading, from time to time (numerous times).

Let see some titles: How to Make Money From Stock Market, I Love Stock, Rahsia Melabur Dalam Unit Amanah, Wang, Reading in Islamic Financial Services, We're Not In Kansas Anymore, Ringgit & Poket, Reaching for the Stars, Sejarah Awal Pulau Pinang, Dr Mahathir's Selected Letters to World Leaders, Surat Daripada Dr Mahathir, My Story (Lim Goh Tong), Perjanjian Dan Dokumen Lama Malaysia, I AM MUSLIM, The Google Story, The Web of Debt, The AirAsia Story, May 13, Muhammad in the Bible, The Bible the Quran and Science, Bimbingan Lengkap Ibadat Solat, The Bible Code.

These are only few, still have lots in packed boxes (awaiting to be unpacked when I'm ready to move to new apartment). As you can see, I have like lots of investment-related and history-politic related. These are topics that I preferred the most.

Jumpa gambar lama dgn Din kat Langkawi dulu

Air Hangat
Tanjung Rhu
Pantai Chenang

Monday, February 9, 2009

Jews tell Vatican: Holocaust denial is a crime

Jews tell Vatican: Holocaust denial is a crime

By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - World Jewish leaders told Vatican officials that denying the Holocaust was "not an opinion but a crime" when they met on Monday to discuss a bishop they accuse of being anti-Semitic.

Pope Benedict XVI leads a mass to celebrate the end of the Synod of the Bishops in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 26, 2008, file photo. (REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

The meetings, the first since the controversy over Bishop Richard Williamson, who denies the extent of the Holocaust, began last month, took place three days before Pope Benedict is due to address a group of American Jewish leaders.

Williamson told Swedish television in an interview broadcast in January: "I believe there were no gas chambers." He said no more than 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, rather than the 6 million accepted by most historians.

"Today we strongly reaffirmed that the denial of the Shoah is not an opinion, but a crime," said Richard Prasquier, president of the French Jewish umbrella organisation CRIF, using the Hebrew word for Holocaust.

Prasquier and Maram Stern, deputy secretary of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), held talks with Cardinal Walter Kasper, head of the Vatican office that handles religious relations with Jews.

"We want the Vatican to realise that by accommodating anti-Semites like Williamson, the achievements of four decades of Catholic-Jewish dialogue ... will be put into doubt," WJC President Ronald Lauder said in a statement. (my note: See, even the Christian Leaders bestowing to the living Jews as if their orders came grom God)

"We now believe that our message has been understood. The controversial debate of the past three weeks has had a positive impact," said Lauder, who did not attend the meetings.

Catholic-Jewish relations have been extremely tense since Jan. 24, when Benedict lifted excommunications of four renegade traditionalist bishops, including Williamson, in an attempt to heal a schism that began in 1988 when they were ordained without Vatican permission.

Among those who have condemned Williamson and the pope's decision are Holocaust survivors, progressive Catholics, U.S. legislators, Israeli leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Jewish writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

A Church source said Israel's Chief Rabbinate, which had pulled out of dialogue, has decided to resume talks and will come to the Vatican either in late February or mid-March.

The Vatican has ordered Williamson to publicly recant his position. Over the weekend, traditionalist leaders said he had been removed as head of a seminary in Argentina.

Germany's Spiegel magazine on Saturday quoted Williamson as saying he first had to review historical evidence on the Holocaust before considering an apology to Jews.

"I ask everyone to believe me that I did not deliberately say something false. I was, on the basis of my research in the 1980s, convinced of the accuracy of my comments. Now I must examine everything again and look at the evidence," he said.

Williamson is part of the ultra-traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX), which does not accept all the teachings of the 1962-1965 Second Vatican Council. It repudiated the concept of collective Jewish guilt for Christ's death and urged dialogue with other religions.

The Vatican has said the SSPX must accept all Council teachings before they can be fully re-admitted into the Church.


Denying HOLOCAUST is a CRIME - while BOMBING and KILLING ANOTHER HUMANS (as we can see on GAZA) ARE NOT!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Let See Whom I Met During My Last Outstation

Cam biasa, trademark kalau turun Seremban - mesti singgah kat A&W dulu....
Makan kat Secret Recipe, my favourite Yogurt Cheese! Jaya Jusco Seremban.
Ni la aku jumpa, Shirwan... Last sekali jumpa masa kat USM August 2006. Lama ok tak jumpa.... Thanks sebanyak2nya bawa makan kat Secret Recipe. Sedap!!! Siap sempat mengumpat lagi. And hopefully, not too late to extend my congratulation for your next step to further your post-graduate studies in UM, whereby I do think that lots of our friend would love to see you again in Penang, that means you supposed to enrol to USM. Apex university la.... Takperlah cam ner pun, tapi tak tahan tu pakai baju batik, jgn lupa bag Luois Vutton tu.

Ada satu gambar papan iklan, dekat dengan A&W menghala ke KGV "Bulan di Malaysia tidak terang seperti di luar negarakah?" (Lebih kurang la bunyi dia) Lupa lak nak snap...

(Outstation trip from 2nd until 7th February 2009)

Christmas Yang Bosan

Kesian... Kah kah kah... Christmas yang bosan katanya... Siap beli hadiah baru buka dari plastik beg lagi tu... Hodob!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Everyone's At It

This photograph was taken from a collection shot during Greece Revolution (2008) and has lots of meaning that when I try to put it into Malaysian's frame - it doesn't suit good. Don't ask me why, because I can only see that Malaysian is so much more fanatic and their thinking especially the Malays (though hard to say and bitter to swallow) - "they are the one who are right and don't try to challenge", they can also go to war unprepared and there shall be no second thought and they shall close their heart to other opinion.

While these may not be all be true, but those are all that I have experienced through observations and concoctions.

Well, they still keep it hung tight to "Tak Melayu Hilang Di Dunia" (The Malays Shall Never Vanished) by Hang Tuah and I don't see any work progressing to it, except deprivation and hunger to destroy those small things they own. Good for them.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Malay's Story

Like the human heart, the world points beyond itself to something greater and more beautiful than its present condition. That something attracts us all, in different ways, and leads many of us to seek transformation. It becomes more and more evident that our own well-being is indissolubly linked to the health of society and our environment. It is possible, now, more than ever before, to see that our own growth is rooted in, and furthers, the whole world's advance.

For Alex...

A part of you has grown in me,
together forever we shall be.
Never apart,
maybe in distance but never in heart.

An Escape to Majapahit

The young paddy grains.
The Red Sonja.
Enjoying the beautiful panorama of morning sun.