Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All hail racism

I got this forwarded to me through the mail.

And I'm sure many of you are aware that it is certainly not true. The news was not only reported in The Sun, I've read about it in the The Star as well. And although it was another guy that forwarded it to me, it looks like this guy was one of the first to be forwarding it.

So, I emailed him and told him to stop forwarding inaccurate emails that are very offensive. He got testy. Lol. And here's what he told me:

Excuse me pls.
I only forward emails to friends and I dont think you are one of them.
If you don't like it, just delete it.
And keep your comments to yourself. Period!

I find it funny that he can be forwarding emails that are obviously carrying his bias sentiments to so many out there and yet he tells me to keep my comments to myself.

You know what I think? And I'm generalising here, mind you. He's just another one of those Malaysians who is living in another country (New Zealand it seems) that are just suffering from a bad case of sour grapes. Just because he can't make it in this country (most probably he's a racist) and is forced to make a living somewhere else, he's now slamming Malaysia with his frustration.

If he is not even in Malaysia, how does he know what the papers are reporting (or not reporting for that matter)? I'm assuming he's capable of reading since he can operate the email. So in conclusion he's just forwarding racially offensive emails without verifying the truth?

It's not the country that is racist, it is people like him that make it so.

So the take home message is:

The next time you feel like pointing a finger at the Malays and calling them a racist, think of Mr. Philip Theseira. Think of him and remember that the people of the other races (including your own) are capable of the same thing too.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: philip theseira (

To: philip theseira
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 13:00:50
Subject: This Picture Made It To the Pages of India Times but not in our own papers!


The shame of it all that we should be so proud (and are) of our own Malaysian receiving an international award like this, but the Malaysian government and press dont see it as important enough to publish it in our local dailies! It was only published by THE SUN but rather small and hidden in the inner pages. WHY???...BECAUSE SHE'S NOT A BARISAN - BN DOG/BITCH???!!!! Most Important she is not a Malay... so there's nothing to shout or to be proud of... Malaysia such a racist country! Not being fair to other race!

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama
12 Mar 2009, 0853 hrs IST

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama present give away Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage to Malaysia 's Ambiga Sreenevasan at the State Department in Washington , DC . (AFP)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tiger Trap In Penang

Lim Guan Eng should leave well and well alone. Tiger park in Penang indeed. He's been behind bars before and thus he of all people should know how animals feel like when they're put in an enclosure. Shame on him!

Why the hell do you want to go create a tiger park (or even a zoo for that matter) to draw tourists when you already have a rich, diverse and highly historical background of the city to bank on? Focus on what you have, not something unnatural that will only serve to be a mockery to animals.

And everyone complains about the government. I keep seeing more and more of the same thing from the opposition too.

Leaving you with a cute vid about an OCD zoo keeper. Animals should not be forced to be what the public wants them to be.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Standing ovation for The Reader

I finally watched The Reader just now. And the verdict? It is fantastic.

The story is compelling and it gives you alot to think about. I felt drawn in as the movie progressed and I really had a feeling for the characters in it. It felt real. Kate Winslet deserved her Oscar. And the film is anyhow more deserving of an Oscar than the other film that won. You know which one.

If you watch it in the cinema though, you'll miss alot. Censorship issues. Try downloading off the net. It will definitely be worth it.

I thought Changeling was good, then I watched this.

The Reader. Powerful stuff.

I will try the book next. If I'm in the mood, I might try the original version in German.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Learning to club...

This is so cute. I was actually watching it in office. They have a better quality vid up at their website but I can't embed it. Enjoy yourself. It's hilarious!