That’s how I am today, and generally pissed off with politics. I see the Lion of Gelugor has been suspended from Parliament for 2 days – read Malaysiakini Karpal slapped with two-day suspension which started with his objection to UMNO Chief Head Kicker using the word ‘blind’ to criticize another MP.
Then in Malaysiakini Q&A: Home ministers all 'candles in the wind' we read about Syed Hamid attempting to do an Elton John wakakaka.
He said “all ministers of home affairs will never take a populist view. We are never popular but we are like a candle - we burn ourselves in order to protect society.”
I wonder what the late Princess Diane would say … probably she’s moaning from her grave.
Then again in Malaysiakini Anwar now 'in no hurry' to topple BN …... ‘nuff said. After all, when he boasted of 916, someone did ask: “Which year?”
Aiyah man man lai lah!
Instead I want to write about the past, on at least three things that stunned me, a Penang young laddie, when I first arrived in KL to (seek) work.
Firstly, I was repulsed by the overpowering smell of chlorine. Initially I wondered where the hell that pungent odour came from … until my auntie informed me “it’s the KL water lah”.
To me, it was so strong and stinging that it nearly 'blinded' me ;-)
Secondly, I was shocked by the mee when Uncle took me down to the local (his fave) Hokkien Mee stall. Unlike the more fine (slimmer) Penang mee the KL mee was thick like cacin (earth worms). And fried in KL style with black sauce … it looked yeeech and yucky.
But I went ahead and ate it - WTF, I then thought to myself, we only lived like 'candles in the wind' ;-)Thirdly, everything costs more. Could I afford to live in KL? Unc advised: "Aiyah man man lai lah!"
Mind you I liked and still do KL sweeties ;-)