Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Rants About My People

In the news, people would free 1,188 fishes for good luck and prosperity ... I guess the same goes when people do it by freeing birds - Well, don't fucking catch the fishes and birds in the first place if you really want to do good!!! Its the same argument for not eating shark fin, if you don't eat, they won't catch them. Well, if you don't FREE them, there won't be people there to catch them in the first place.

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When some people go for vegetarian food, the whole shebang tries to taste like real meat??? If you really like the taste of meat, go and eat meat la! If you are truly vegetarian, then eat things that taste like veggies. Its like you have sworn off sexual intercourse for religious reasons, but still want to look at porn.

In Singapore, there is this stupid thing where you can "chope-seats" by placing a packet of tissue. "Chope" as in saving a seat. You go to any food court, the entire place is filled with tissue packs on seats, I mean how do they know which tissue pack belongs to them? How to argue that that Kleenex extra soft packet belongs to you??? You want to save a seat, get somebody to sit down and say the other seats are taken, but noooo ... all you see are empty tables but filled with tissue packs. Chope-my-ass.

Whats our local driving mindset? Are we Hannibal Lecters driving in disguise? We see somebody crossing the road, we speed up, why... why do you want to scare the shit out of the pedestrians, they could be your mum, your friends' relatives you know ... All cars come with indicator lights, is it soooo fucking hard to push left-right indicator when you are turning??? You help others to navigate better, so they may slow down, or turn without having to wait for your car to pass them. What kind of "heart" you have when you do these little things. We cannot blame it on cultural reasons as an excuse, it speaks volumes about your small mindedness and flawed character - the "cannot lose, tidak apa, fuck them, fuck you, no need la, their problem ... attitude".

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I absolutely abhor people who treat their maids/helpers badly. Why aren't we glad or feel fortunate that we are not in their shoes. I have seen a whole family sitting down for dinner and the maids have to be left standing ... wtf??? I am not even talking about mistreatment by way of hurting them physically. ..... Then there are those who have their maids at the same dinner table, but they only get to eat crap and not what the rest are having, why you so like dat? In case you forgot, everyone is a fellow human being with the same unalienable rights to their integrity. Your pathetic acts does not demean them so much as they reflect what an utter load of crap of character you have - I pity your children. They will learn that they can treat some other people with disdain rather than with respect and a generosity of spirit. ...... Be thankful that you have someone helping you in your household chores, they are family, they have to abandon their friends, families, husband, wife and children ... so that you can have a fucking easier life. We have no right to make their hard lives any harder.

Every year at around the same time, it floods in certain places, yes this year is a bit worse in some areas ... but if it happens every fucking year at around the same time, why aren't we better prepared, why are we still running around like a chicken without its head searching for simple resources to alleviate the situation?

We Malaysians are not among the best paid in Asian societies, and yet we probably have the highest ownership of cars per capita. Needless to say, Malaysia is the first or second most expensive place on earth to buy cars as well, Malaysia Boleh! ......... What that means is we shove a huge chunk of our not so high pay to "subsidise" you know what. That means we take out a huge portion of our disposable income for "dead activities", you might as well lump it as tax because its the same. At least taxes pays for certain services, I don't know what the "extra sum" we pay for cars go to??? ...... We should not say how low our fucking fuel prices are compared to the rest, we have to add how much more we are paying for the same cars, average that over the life of a car, and you add that to our fuel bill, and you will find we ARE PROBABLY WORSE OFF. And we are asked to suffer together by removal of subsidies in certain goods .... I don't mind, but get rid of the fucking excise/import duties, protectionist measures of a failed industry thats not worth protecting in the first place. ... I think its Ok to protect some strategic industries when we are nurturing them, 5 or 10 years seem fine, but its 25 years and obviously we cannot compete / do not have the scale / technological prowess / execution or marketing sense / the right people for the job ... stop this billions of ringgit wastage every year ... we all don't want to puke any more everytime we go overseas and see the same local cars selling for 40%-50% cheaper than the home-made product at HOME.

19 comments:

hishamh said...

"Why aren't we glad or feel fortunate that we are not in their shoes."

There but for the grace of god...

mr. lim said...

This is our beloved Malaysia my friend.As Tum Mahathir said this is Tanah Melayu (remember that ) so naturally we have to protect orang Melayu in this case the ruling orang melayu (UMNO). Thus they created AP and Proton. Major contact are for them only and now they have turned into spoilt kids (grown up kids. Once you give it is not easy to take it back so continue la until one day when people are really pissed off, then it is too late to wake up and change already. Just my own no offence intended to anybody.

Mikey

zaxh said...

wah today's rant is slightly out of anger but it makes a lot of sense. Two thumbs up on the protectionists statement!

Chill.

rey said...

well said, mate, well said (though it kinda covers a whole gamut of issues...)

walla said...

I take my hat, wig and beard off to the author of this post.

Young and rough he may be but his heart and mind are in the right place.

Ipohans are seldom wrong.

ronnie said...

Dear Dali,

Would it be appropriate to say that many wankers have sworn off sexual intercourse?

LuZeeker said...

Well said!

LuZeeker said...

Well said!

The Pumkiner said...

Aikkk.. Dali, Singaporean also your people ka?

There are so many sickening things about us Malaysian. I can't say I never did those stupid things also.

Dali, you need to write more on these disgusting habits of our people.

Justin Choo said...

Dear Dali,

Today you are really "dali" which in Hanyu pinyin may mean "hit hard". What an opportune time of the season to let off steam, especially after so many sumptious CNY dinners!

I concur with your comments, although the change in your writing style has shocked me a bit!

Xin nian kui ler!

pj pilgrim said...

Agree with your comments except on vegetarians. The purpose of being vegetarian is to reduce demand for meat and the killing of animals, not to avoid the taste of meat. Going by your rationale then low-fat milk, decaffeinated coffee also cannot lah. Cannot drink teh-oh also.

farulg said...

The maid part struck me. It takes decades and generations for people to learn basic human dignity. Will we ever change? I like to be cynical and think no. Our leaders aren't showing us the way, many parents aren't doing the same to their children. Having lots of money doesn't help either. We're stuck in this class mentality, almost a feudal system sometimes between the have and have nots.

I hope I'm wrong though.

Ooi Beng Hooi said...

On top of paying much higher price for cars, the government gave Proton Research and Development of RM 144 million in year 2010 and 81 million in year 2009 and that is the people's money again...

Should Malaysians feel proud of Proton?

Jessie said...

Love this article!

seeteik said...

pj pilgrim - i am afraid you have missed the point.

the principle of going vegetarian is based on a detachment to worldly desires and meat is considered as one. therefore, by being vegetarian, a person sacrifices the enjoyment of such luxury as well as not causing suffering to animals.

on a different note, mock meats are most likely to be unhealthy due to the chemical additives to mimic the properties of meat.

low fat milk is encouraged because the high fat content is considered unhealthy. With caffeine, there are those who are sensitive to it (i am one) so decaf is meant for ppl who wants to enjoy the taste of coffee and still get to bed for a sound sleep.

as you can see, one is about hypocrisy and the other simply about health.

pj pilgrim said...

seeteik, you are assuming there is only one reason for being vegetarian. There are actually as many reasons for going vegetarian as there are kinds of vegetarians. In my experience, detachment from worldly desires is not the main reason as most of them still drive cars and live their lives like anyone else. Some, like you say, may be vegetarians for health reasons in which case they take mostly natural greens. Some are vegetarian because they wish to avoid any connection with killing and thus will eat anything as long as it is not from the meat industry. pls see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism
Pls do not judge others based on your personal assumptions.

Hazrul D. Nizam said...

Bravo! The things that I share but too lazy to write about.

Love the ones about maids and PROTON. Keep it up!

Sean said...

Hmm...I hope you don't mind me explaining that the vegetarian mock meats are meant more for the non-vegetarians. Hence, there's a lot of mimicking of meat and its flavours or texture. It's to attract non-vegetarians to try out a vegetarian diet. Most of the long term vegetarians avoid mock meats as these are processed food, and they have made the choice to stay away from meat. Mock meats are not very healthy for the long term. Natural veggies, beans/legumes and tofu are the staple vegetarian diet. Happy New Year Dali!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Well said. 6 bil is a lot of money to be paying for what is regarded a necessity until proper infrastructure is in place.

i don't get the tissue paper thing, either. i hope it doesn't catch on here in MY. Brrrr...

Re, earlier comment - Vegetarian mock meats for non-vegetarians? Seems like a strange idea considering that a non-veg can have his meat and eat it too. Anyhow, to each his own.

A pity that we already have a reputation for maid abuse. Evil begets evil, and the children learn fast from their "role models". Maybe it's time for a great flood again. :-)