Friday, 28 September 2007

Profiting the human values.. not human trade



When it first started in 2005, the site was created to host videos made by the creators and their friends to share online. As it began to offer the public the opportunity for doing the same with each other, it soon received massive followings on the world wide web users around the globe.

Now, after many recognition by the media. After Google Inc. announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the company for US$1.65 billion in Google stock. After improvising their user interface and make strategic alliances with Broadcasting Networks and International Recording Labels. YouTube.com is now offering services to Non-Profit Organization to have their own channels airing their cause.



This is how it's done. A company giving their full service and support to such organization is very rare. In fact, most companies will only show support by providing annual charity fundings to selected organization that could bring out the best Public Relation impact and while trying to lower down their taxes.

The YouTube Nonprofit Program called Broadcast Your Cause lets Non-Profit Organization to have their own dedicated channel and using features that are far better than the normal users to upload and broadcast their content.

I would suggest, that all Non-Profit and Non-Political organization that fight for the cause that benefit mankind should take this advantage.

Here is one of the video by World Vision Stir from Australia expressing their concerns and asking for support to stop human trafficking of children that now freely operating in many parts of Asia.

Heck, It is our worry too since we have many missing children and the recent Nurin's death.

To YouTube.com. I admire the move and I salute you.

END
p.s If only Malaysian media could act as transparent as YouTube in matters of charity and noble cause. Then again, you let advertising man run the media.. Not Gonna Happen...

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

I'm not an addict (maybe that's a lie) ..



Addict is never really a good word to describe anybody. When you're labeled as a drug addict, people around you would be very careful when being near to you. Some might even stay away from you.

Yet, I do believe that other than drugs, we all are an addict in some way or another. We might not want to admit it but if you think carefully and be honest to yourself, you might find certain addiction within you.

Here are some of the basic examples..

1. Addiction to telenovela or cinetron - As long as it's a soap opera serials on TV, you will watch it. You will not miss an episode in any way and anybody who try to make you miss an episode will definitely be in deep trouble for a long time.

2. Addiction to domestic violence - You see this person, male or female been beat up badly by their partners too often. Sometimes, to the extent of breaking up with their partners. Yet, give them 2-3 days, they'll be crawling back to that person, telling the people they have reconciled and gets the beating again in less than 24 hours.

3. Addicted to caffeine - No coffee for a day. I would rather die.. (need I say more.. there's too many out there..)

OK, that's just the basic ones, how about these examples..

1. Addicted to financial constraint - You live your life being broke, having to survive with nothing else but just instant noodle at every meal for the whole week. Thinking about how lucky other people are than you and how you wish you could at lest have slightly more money than you got now. Yet, when such opportunity occur, you take it for a while, not too long before crawling back to those ecstasy of being bitchy broke..

2. Addicted to misery - You love all things that makes you feel outcast and miserable. Telling people how bad you situation are and expect constant sympathy. Then came a chance to make life better, you take it and later look for ways to show that even that chance is not good enough to make you happy. You'll add on stories with it to make your situation even more pathetic than before.. BECAUSE you love the high feeling of it.

3. Addicted of crisis - You love crisis. You'll say people just don't cut out to be with as human as you and pick a fight with just about anybody. To you, that's a sign of independence. Anybody who do not follow popular choices should be this way. So, even when you decide to do something for yourself, the moment others join in to be with you, you suddenly change your decision and pick a fight with them instead.
These are just some of the examples. I have not include those who are addicted to power, addicted to be a slave, addicted to public attention and so on.. The list could go on and on..

It is not a habit, it is cool
I feel alive I feel.......
It is not a habit, it is cool
I feel alive



So, Are you an Addict? Come on, do not lie to yourself..

Saturday, 22 September 2007

It's a small 9 crimes...



If you read my previous entries before, You would know I love the songs of Damien Rice from his previous album 'O'.

He released his new album titled '9' somewhere end of last year. As expected, Damien Rice kept his usual style of 'all-from-the-heart' songs of contemporary folk music. (Although, I'm don't really agree on the folk label to his song..)

One of the singles, is a song called '9 Crimes' , an emotional ballad performed as a duet with his usual duet partner, Lisa Hannigan.

I think I got the general story of the song, where a crime of love and passion between two lovers are involved but, I'm not sure why is it call 9 crimes or what are the 9 crimes..

Oh well, watch the video, listen to the song and could anybody explain to me about the song... Anybody?

9 Crimes - Damien Rice

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you
It's the wrong time
For somebody new
It's a small crime
And I've got no excuse

Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright?
If you don't shoot it how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright, yeah, with you?

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be cheating on you
It's the wrong time
she's pulling me through
It's a small crime
And I've got no excuse

Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright?
If you don't shoot it how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright?
Give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright
Is that alright with you?

Is that alright?
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?
Is that alright?
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?

No...


END

Friday, 21 September 2007

But you're still F*** peasants as far as I can see



Back in my university years, I do have classmates who came from Sudan. Friendly bunch of guys, willing to learn and eager to understand others. They even make effort to learn Bahasa Malaysia to communicate.

Then I learned about Sudan, especially Darfur on how people are being treated there. That kinda sad to know. Young men were shot for no reason. The women were raped. That news shocked the hell of me. I do have friends from Sudan.

Now, Amnesty International is making a campaign to stop those inhuman violence. They launched an album featuring present stars performing songs by the late John Lennon, calling it 'Make Some Noise : Save Darfur' .

Here's a video from by Green Day, performing 'Working Class Hero' for the album.

Help them by giving your support. These are our brothers. Most of them are Muslims. It's Ramadhan, and I do pray they have a good place to celebrate Eid.

While you're at it.. Here are the lyrics to the song. Give some thought to it as well. It might also be true to some of us.


WORKING CLASS HERO - John Lennon

As soon as your born they make you feel small,
By giving you no time instead of it all,
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,
Then they expect you to pick a career,
When you can't really function you're so full of fear,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
And you think you're so clever and classless and free,
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.

There's room at the top they are telling you still,
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
If you want to be like the folks on the hill,
A working class hero is something to be.
A working class hero is something to be.

If you want to be a hero well just follow me,
If you want to be a hero well just follow me.


END
p.s What's your purpose in life. Would you be a good person if you don't care about other humans?

Thursday, 20 September 2007

All you need is love.. Love is all you need..



These are some of the scenes from the latest musical movie originally created based on the songs of The Beatles. I've blogged about how I would love to watch this movie earlier this year.

'Across The Universe' will start showing in cinemas tomorrow. I'm not sure if movies of such genre and treatment could attract the Malaysian cinema owners to include it on their list. I do hope they do the business because they are passionate about movies and will then include it in their megaplex cinemas.

Hey, Bono's acting in this movie.. This should be interesting.

END

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

100% Lembu Tenusu



They claim it's the youngest land on earth to be discovered. Legend has it that the land was fished from the sea.

To some, although it's almost at the end of the bottom earth.. the landscape it just 'Middle Earth'.

This is the only place that takes pride on anything All Black... and while they have their own country singers like the americans. Their cowboys breeds frasier cows. Milk is more lovable than steaks, I guess..

This is definitely a place I would love to rent a cottage by the sea and spend 2 weeks holiday.. (or maybe 3..)

100% Pure Dairy..err... New Zealand.

END
p.s anybody want to join us??

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Freedom is a right for all of us..



This is what we did last Sunday. Our Organization booked the whole Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Lagoon Resort to hold its Annual International Members Exchange.

We have water games, lucky draw with RM60K given for the top 3 winners and RM12K as the first price for the Survivor Challenge.

We have a concert performed by Amy Search later that night.

And if that's not enough, we got huge fireworks at midnight for us and everybody living nearby to appreciate.

Above all, we had FUN and satisfaction that worth more than the price of the entry ticket.

Next year, it will be held in either Macau or Jakarta. I do hope it will be in Jakarta..

END

Friday, 14 September 2007

Birthday and New Born..



Last Saturday, we celebrate the birthday of these twins. They are 2 years old now. Today, almost a week after their birthday, they got a newborn cousin..

Happy Birthday to Adam & Farah.

AND

Congratulation Mimi & Lamdek for the first born son.

END

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Unless we are a little crazy..



If you read about any successful people on how they start they life journey to success, you'll noticed that almost all of them started by believing their own instincts. That had a hunch on why they need to do certain things and just do it without hesitation.

Most of them, at that moment of time did things that could not be considered as normal everyday actions. Not just how they do things, but how they see the world and what they believe they world should be are very different from those average man..

Over and over again, this people would struggle to get people to at least give a positive thought on their ideas but somehow, being the typical mortals of this planet.. people call them crazy.. lunatic.. psycho and all other labels other than those that would refer to them as genius.

Not until, one day in the future, their ideas made them a billionaire and suddenly, those same people will end up admiring them.

Anyway, the point is, if you listen to people's too much, you'll end up stuck in nowhere else but where they want you to be.. i.e not too far from their pathetic ass. If you take their opinion too seriously and end up living in dilemma, THEY WIN.

SO what if they call you crazy? So what if they hate you for trying to progress in life? As long as you're clear of what you want in life. As long as you're clear of why you want it badly and how you can achieve it.. their blind comments should not be a reason for you not to proceed with your plans.

It's your life that you should be thinking seriously and not letting anybody hold you back. Sometimes you need to be crazy and different to stay ahead from the rest of the people..

After all, if anything bad do happen to you.. Those idiots would not be around to help you bounce back anyway.

In a sky full of people, only some want to fly,
Isn't that crazy?
In a world full of people, only some want to fly,
Isn't that crazy?
Crazy...


Just stay focus on your dreams..

END
p.s Those of you living in Sunway, USJ, Subang Jaya or any areas nearby Sunway Lagoon.. Watch the sky from your own window this Sunday Night, right before midnight for some colorful fireworks..

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

You Jump... You Die!! (I won't..)

su·i·cide (sū'ĭ-sīd')
n.


  1. The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
  2. The destruction or ruin of one's own interests: It is professional suicide to involve oneself in illegal practices.
  3. One who commits suicide.



Let's talk about this word. Most of us, when we talk about this issue will only think of one typical situation... commit suicide or (if that's a huge term to swallow..) killing yourself and ends your own life.

So, how do you do that? Typically, we would could easily give examples like jumping of from a high building or a bridge. Some might say that a person would be considered as committing suicide by drinking poison, (like those love fools of Romeo and Juliet) or drinking Parakuat like those (Rural Estate heroes)

That's just some of the usual examples. Whatever ways a person choose, if it leads to end their own life. That's suicide... and suicide is God Forbid.

Now look at the meaning of the word again. Think. And then, imagine a person who plans their future according to what they feel comfortable enough at the present, even though they realise that their decision would lead to a dead end, which will not only ends their own life but also their loved ones. Isn't that an act of suicide too?

There's a big difference between 'taking risk without the fear of death' and 'relax , we would all die anyway..'. One live their life to the fullest, while the other already giving up spiritually.

I plead all of you to rethink about your life. if it is on it's way to a suicide, I hope you reconsider your future and reorganise your life.

Even if it hurts..

Everyone's got to face down the demons
Maybe today
We can put the past away


END
p.s lepas tu.. tak nak kawan aku pun takpe.. berjuta lagi orang lain aku boleh kawan. Jangan bunuh diri sendiri dan orang tercinta.

Monday, 3 September 2007

The Labuan Trip..



My National Day Celebration went on OK. Labuan was great. What else to do other than Duty Free items, Cheap Seafood and a rock show right after the countdown?


But, things would be better if the organiser (i.e : the paymaster) do things more professionally. If only, the whole objectives to have such event is to get the people together and not for some personal gain. (I will not elaborate on this part.. )



Anyway, Here are some photos taken during the Labuan Trip. I am very sorry for the quality of the photos, I'm yet to buy a DSLR for my own satisfaction..