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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some baby videos

Laugh all you want at these videos. They're just hilarious and amazing. Babies rock!

and this one

We all know who's gonna win the 15th season of America's Best Dance Crew.... And notice how the baby had to hold his butt when he wanted to do the hand stand. Diapers berat ke? hahaha...

This is probably the best. Charlie bit my finger.

The boy's British accent just adds class to that video. haha.. so funny.

Earth Hour

As Anas linked in his YM status, tonight is Earth Hour. Let's close all lights (and electricity) for one hour tonight. From 8pm till 9pm. Let's show that we care. Watch this video for more input.

Bersatu Kita Teguh

... Bercerai kita roboh...

Hafiz showed me this amazing video a few days back. For those who haven't seen it, or would like to see it again, enjoy!

If even a herd of animals yg takde akal pon boleh buat, why can't we, the greatest of creations?
Same2 la kite ambik ikhtibar, amal, dan sampai kan..

Unity. Spread the word!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

What's wrong with the blog world now?

What the hell is wrong with the blogging world today? Ever since the PRU baru2 ni (or before), I sensed a sudden tide of change across everyone's blog. Mine included. Yup, I got myself involved too.

Everyone is condemning everyone. Yang ni kutuk yg ni.. yang tuh kutuk yg tuh.. Sume taknak ngaku salah. Everyone seems to be caught in the 'freedom of speech' frenzy.

Everything, yup even freedom too, has it's limitations. So let's limit what we say in our blogs, shall we? Just because you have the freedom to do something, doesn't mean you have to, right?

Let's cut all this nonsense. Let's turn over a new leaf. Let's start over. Let's forgive and forget. After all, we're all friends, we're all Muslims.


May Allah protect us and forgive us from all our short comings. Ameen.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

'Changing Wind'

It's been a while since I updated anything else besides politic related post. Maklumla, pilihan raya baru lepas... And even though masalah kat Trg doesn't seem to be fully over, I decided I'll call it off for a while in updating that issue. Pening kepala dibuatnye.. lol.

The reasons?
  • Malaysian politics is a very sensitive issue. Silap je kate, sume terasa..
  • The difficulty in persuading others. Once you support one side, it's difficult to make them chose otherwise. Datang la ape2 bukti or ape2, they won't even budge. Macam kes lingam la.. dah ade bukti recording pon boleh berdalih lagi... uhuhu...
  • Like Amar mentioned in his post, the inability of some to respect other people's thoughts. Show respect people!
  • Malaysian politics is very complicated. Takkan berkesudahan...
  • Ketegangan2 yg wujud once different political views are considered..
Why do these situations occur? Heck, I have no idea! And heck, I'm not in a mood to dwell about it either. One thing for sure is that these have to change if we are ever to develope.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Islamic Awareness Week

Sama-sama la kite memeriahkannye...

If before this many of us were furious when Non Muslims were given the wrong inputs regarding Islam, this is the time for us to balance the check. So let's do so, InsyaAllah.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Terengganu's Next MB

Behold, Terengganu's next Menteri Besar, Dato Ahmad Said.

After two week's of indecisiveness, Terengganu has finally appointed the next successor to Datu' Idris Jusuh. If Idris Jusuh was said to be bad, macam mane plak dah yang ini? Let's find out.

P/s: I remembered one time when I was form 5, I was receiving a prize from Datu' Idris Jush. Before coming up onto the stage, I didn't want to cium tangan die. But then I thought, maybe he'd think that as an act of disrespect, so I chose otherwise. But boy was I proven to be wrong! As I bent down to cium his hand, I felt him trying to pull his hand away. I was a bit surprised. But I bent down again, pulling his hand even harder. And he pulled back even harder. Was I given a shock! And malu at the same time. Heck, it was on the stage in front of representatives from all across Terengganu! And the dewan was big, mind you! So I don't like Idris Jusuh any better. But than, that's just me.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A dawn of a new era in Vandy, too

Yup, Malaysia's not the only on on the break for something new. Vanderbilt University is also in that gang. Recently, on March 1 (not so recently actually), Vanderbilt's 'Board of Trust unanimously and enthusiastically elected Nicholas S. Zeppos to be the eighth Chancellor of Vanderbilt University'. Read more here.

But is it a dawn of a good era or not for Vanderbilt? It's still pretty early to decide, but I surely have my doubts. At least for the Muslims that is.

I was told that Zeppos is very pro Jew. I wouldn't mind that actually, but the fact that during this brief tenure of his, there's already 2 very, very controversial speakers who's set foot on Vandy. The first one was Salman Rushdie with '“The Role of the Writer in the 21st Century”, who came here sometime last semester, during which, Zeppos was the acting chancellor after the resign of Gordon Gee last summer. And as recent as 2 days ago, another controversial speaker came, this time Ayaan Hirsi Ali, with "East Meets West", as I mentioned previously. As if those speakers were not enough, next week, Dr. Amina Wadud would come with "Islam, Women and Change".

So, if this proves to be hard times for us Muslims here in Vanderbilt, let's all pray for the better, be patient and brace ourselves for what is coming. InsyaAllah.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

And the cabinet is out!

Senarai penuh Kabinet

PUTRAJAYA: Berikut senarai Jemaah Menteri yang diumumkan oleh Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad hari ini:

Perdana Menteri : Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Timbalan Perdana Menteri: Datuk Seri Najib Razak

Menteri : Tan Sri Bernard Dompok
Menteri : Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz
Menteri : Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Menteri : Datuk Zaid Ibrahim (senator)
Menteri : Datuk Amirsham A Aziz (senator)
Timbalan : Datuk Johari Baharum
Timbalan : Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim (senator)
Timbalan : S K Devamany
Timbalan : Datuk Hasan Malek

Menteri : Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar
Timbalan : Datuk Chor Chee Heung
Timbalan : Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh (senator)

Menteri : Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Menteri II : Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Timbalan : Datuk Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah
Timbalan : Datuk Kong Cho Ha

Menteri : Datuk Ong Tee Keat
Timbalan : Datuk Anifah Aman


Menteri : Datuk Ir. Mohd Zin Mohamed
Timbalan : Datuk Yong Khoon Seng

Menteri : Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Timbalan : A Kohilan Pillay (senator)

Menteri : Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Timbalan : Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum

Menteri : Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Timbalan : Datuk Liew Vui Keong
Timbalan : Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan

Menteri : Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Timbalan : Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim

Menteri : Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad
Timbalan : Jelaing anak Mersat

Menteri : Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein
Timbalan : Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong
Timbalan : Datuk Razali Ismail

Menteri : Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Timbalan : Datuk Tan Lian Hoe

Menteri : Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal
Timbalan : Teng Boon Soon

Menteri : Datuk Dr S Subramaniam
Timbalan : Datuk Noraini Ahmad

Menteri : Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Timbalan : Fadillah Yusof

Menteri : Datuk Ong Ka Chuan
Timbalan : Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew
Timbalan : Datuk Hamzah Zainudin

Menteri : Datuk Seri Najib Razak
Timbalan : Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop

Menteri : Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib
Timbalan : Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
Timbalan : Joseph Entulu Belaun

Menteri : Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Timbalan : Datuk Seri Tengku Azlan Abu Bakar

Menteri : Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Timbalan : Wee Jeck Seng

Menteri : Datuk Liow Tiong Lai
Timbalan : Datuk Dr. Abdul Latiff Ahmad

Menteri : Datuk Noh Omar
Timbalan : Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah


Menteri : Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen
Timbalan : Noriah Kasnon

Menteri : Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said
Timbalan Menteri : Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib

Menteri : Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique
Timbalan Menteri : Datuk M Saravanan

Menteri : Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin
Timbalan Menteri : Datuk Dr Hou Kok Chung
Timbalan Menteri : Datuk Idris Haron

Menteri : Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas
Timbalan Menteri : Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh

Between Truth and False

To be honest, I was shocked, surprised and angered when I first learned that Ayaan Hirsi Ali (even though at that time didn't know who the hell she was) was going to give an on campus speech criticizing the Islamic faith and it's Prophet pbuh. To me, it was totally nonsense, the idea of coming over here and criticizing someone's else faith and all that. Who does she think she is? And I was overly shocked with the idea that Vandy actually allowed this. Mentang2 kutuk Islam, so takpe.. Cube kalau panggil orang kutuk Christian.. Mengamuk satu US agaknye.. huhu..

For all that I recall, never has MSA invited some Muslim scholar to condemn other religions. That's the way Islam is. They respect other religions, no matter what differences they share.

The MSA has been emailing us encouraging Muslims to attend the speech to try to prevent non muslims attending the speech getting biased info about our religion. And Alhamdulillah, I had the chance to attend the speech today. I was really determined to see what this apostasy had to say about Islam.

The title of the speech was Middle East Meets West. From what I heard over the course of the 30 minutes of her speech was more or less just pure criticizing Islam based on her very narrowly minded mind. She completely diverged from the topic but few seemed to care, as most Americans were cheering her all the way. Middle East actually consist of Arabs, Jews, Persians, and Africans, and Islam, is not only for those in that region.

Ayaan started her speech by giving a brief intro on Islam.. Or so I thought. Her version of Islam was very unfamiliar with what I learned. Among her deviated knowledge of Islam in her intro was when she mentioned about the existence of two angels on our shoulders which would tell us to do good and bad each. Since when? That's not what Raqib and Atid (if she was referring to them) does.

I'll be commenting on the other issues Ayaan brought in a later post.

Until then, wassalam..

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air.. The weather is nicer, much warmer, flower buds are starting to grow, and birds are starting to appear again.. Plus, it's past spring break!

Let's spring into this wonderful weather!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Slander in BH

A friend of mine via YM told me that a friend of hers told her that the newly elected Pas government of Kedah closed down 80 kindergartens in that state.

I took that news with a pinch of salt. I mean, for crying out loud, a newly elected government would have much higher priorities than to go close down kindergartens. 80 tuh, bukannye sikit (agaknye derang pikir memang dalam memoredum PAS kot nak tutupkan tadika tuh, tu pasal buat cepat2). Heck I don't even think that the government is even fully established yet there. I mean even the new MB, Ustaz Azizan Abdul Razak was just sworn into office yesterday. Why would it want to close down schools for helpless kids?

Than I opened Harakah daily and this is what I found. My gut feelings were right after all.

What Went Wrong

... Or right (depending on which side you're on).

One might wonder what caused the ruling party for 51 years, BN, suffer such a heavy defeat in this year's election. I mean, there weren't any grand case behind it, like the one in 1999. Takde pun rusuhan kaum ke, ulangan peristiwa berdarah Mamali ke (the closest was probably last year's incident in terengganu), or anything similar for that matter. So what stirred the Malaysians? What woke them up from their slumber?

I'm no professional political analyzer, nor am I trying to be one. But here, I'd like to share my opinions on what I think happened prior to the 12th General Election in Malaysia and how the all so mighty Barisan Nasional was proven not so mighty after all. Order these points however you want, I'm just jotting them down.

First of all, you can't deny the effects of the Internet. I say without the Internet, BA couldn't have achieved what it has achieved today. And with the internet, comes YouTube, the never ending provider of videos worldwide. One can now witness the true colors of Malaysian Parliament debates and many more with the click of a button. And then there's countless blogs, sharing and debating indefinite ideas and beliefs, some radical, while others rather mediocre. Other than that, online newspapers, most notably Malaysiakini, provide unbiased news to all it's subscribers, opening eyes to behind the scenes incidents of Malaysia's politic, which obviously won't be found in pro-government media. The internet has also actually made Harakah much easier to access than ever before with the existence of Harakahdaily.

Then there's Tun Mahathir, the highly outspoken ex-Prime Minister. His views, insults, and propagandas has taken it's toll on the perspective of Malaysians toward Pak Lah and indirectly the ruling party itself. Mahathir was the one electing Abdullah as TPM a few years back and singled him out as his eventual successor. Once he had doubt's and regrets of his past decision, the people under Mahathir, his followers and so on would have doubts also.

Overconfidence. Here, we could actually see history repeating itself. But 4 years ago, it was the opposition who suffered. Back than, Pas and the gang were overconfident in defending Terengganu and Kelantan, and even bragged about winning Kedah. Recall what happened then. Guess people just don't learn, do they?

The increase of oil prices and other daily goods. It shares an inversely proportional relationship with the government. If prices of everyday goods increase, hence votes would decrease.

The ever continuing corruption within the government which includes, bribery, money politics, lies, diversions from within, scandals (including sex too), involvement of cronies, discrimination and so on. When will all this come to a halt?

Then there's the downfall of moral fiber among youngsters. Malays, Chinese, Indians, no one is excepted. And Muslims, for that matter, uphold moral fibers dearly in our lives. But the existence of night clubs, for instance, which allows anyone to enter, doesn't help at all. One leads to another, and with alcohol, comes all those unhealthy social problems we read in our everyday newspapers. And without proper surveillance and law enforcements from the authorities in charge, minors would continue to be corrupted. Very bad idea, as even Umar Al-Khattab once said and I quote, "If you want to see the future of one nation; look at it's youth," I for one don't want my nation be ruled with people like that.

But then again, it's not only our youth thats being 'polluted'. The rate at which rape cases, robbery, murder, and etc are inclining is at a very worrying level. I know people might beg to differ, but Hudud anyone?

These are just some points that I can think of now. Are there more? Sure there are, countless to be exact. The ruling party has been in charge for 51 years. Isn't it time for a change?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

It's Official

The 12 General Election was won by Barisan National, who won about 130 seats. However, a hectic price they paid for this victory, as Barisan Alternatif won up to 82 parliamentary seats to deny the governing body it's 2/3 majority (BA had to win at leat 72 seats to do so). A few seats are to be decided.

To top that up, Barisan Alternatif also gained 5 states, which are Kelantan, Selangor, Perak, Penang and Kedah respectively.

Among the huge casualties on Barisan National's half is the lost of Dato' Seri Sammy Vellu, Dato' Shahirzat Abdul Jalil, and Dato' Zainudin Maidin to name a few. Dato' Seri Sammy Vellu has been defending his seat for nine ters, since 1974.

Other than that, MIC was considered the loser of them all, as almost all of it's big guns lost their election. Dato' Sammy Vellu (president), G Palanivel (deputy president), Vigneswaran (youth leader), and Komala (wanita chief) all suffered loss at their respective seats.

More updates to follow

Perlis, Terengganu, Melaka, and Negeri Sembilan

All mentioned states above are officially won by BN.. huhuhu..

Tough luck there. I thougt and hoped for Terengganu to fall to BA. Probably all those so called 'development' and Islam Hadari bs worked well the the Terengganu people. Or maybe, just maybe....

Kekalahan lagi..

Zam zam ala Ka Zam, and you're gone, Dato' Zainuddin Maidin.

After all, "we're not Pakistan, we are not Burma."

Let's just say we want an Information Minister with better Enlish.

This 12th general election is surely full of surprises. The biggest ever set back for the ruling party in history. Let's make history people!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Kedah is down

And now Kedah is down. Not so sure with Perlis, but probably going down too. Perak 50-50. Selangor is as nearly about to fall too. Even Khir Toyo is out!

Makan Tuan

This pepetah melayu can be well suited with the insident that happened in Kelantan. Read here.
It's just too shocking to say the least..

We usually hear about buses of these phantom voters being stopped by people. But this time around, this new incident has just added a bit more flavor to the phantom voters drama..

Aduhai pengundi hantu!!

So far...

So far so good.

BN is suffering huge losses everywhere. Sammy Vellu and Shahrizat being major casualties. BA gains Penang, Pas regains Kelantan, and a few other states, notably Perlis, Kedah, Perak, and Selangor can fall anytime now. Let's wait and see..

I sure like where this is going.. Alhamdulillah!

Selamat Mengundi!!

Selamat mengundi kepada warga Malaysia sekalian. Tunaikan kewajipan kepada negara tercinta!
Make the right choice, vote wisely..
May the best party win!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Vanderbilt Vs Mississippi State. 86-85 was the final score line. And what a game it was!

It was the final home game of the season for Vandy and hence, it was the last Memorial Gym appearance for senior basketball players, Shan Foster, Alex Gordon, Ross Netlner, and Alan Metcalfe. You can't ask for a better game to deliver your performance of the career other than this!

Arguably, Shan Foster single handedly lead the Commodores to victory by scoring a career and record high of 42 points during this game. He brought the game to extra time by scoring a last minute 3 pointer, and later, won the game for Vandy by scoring another 3 pointer. He scored 7 straight 3 points. It was stuff from out of this world!

After the game, senior players were given a standing ovation from the supporters all around and presented with flowers. I surely enjoyed this match.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Puitis Pilihan Raya

Aku cari bukan harta bertimbun-timbun,

Tapi bergunung-gunung. .

Untuk hidup kaya,

Untuk hidup amat selesa

Aku cari bukan wang berjuta-juta,

Tapi berbillion-billion

Untuk hidup bergaya,

Untuk hidup ligat bergaya

Aku cari bukan kawan-kawan,

tapi teman-teman

Untuk hidup sekadar berfoya-foya,

Tapi juga untuk hidup bersuka suka

Aku cari mana dia Al-Ghazali,

yang ku jumpa pula adalah siti

Aku cari mana dia Al-Shafie,

yang ku tatang adalah Khairy

Kita bongkar rahsia kitab suci,

Untuk kita cemuh maki

Cari pedoman

Untuk hapuskan Islam

Kita bongkar rahsia sunnah nabi

Untuk berlakon depan rakyat lagi..

Cari panduan

Untuk pembohongan. .

Aku hidup kerana Dia Rabbi

Sebab tu aku kenalkan agama Hadhari..

Dialah teman

Islam Hakiki

Dialah wali

bukan teman agama Hadhari

Dia mencukupi

tapi aku khianati...

Aku hidup bererti

harap2 April 2008 aku kekal Perdana Menteri lagi..

Menikmati damai abadi

Atas Kapal Mewah Cobra Sultan ku dari la Turki..

The Game Heat's Up

Well actually, this is no game at all so to speak. It's actually the 2008 Malaysian General Election! And as we approach March the 8th, this race is definitely heating up.

May this election be conducted in a clean just manner, may this election run smoothly, and most importantly, may the best party win this general election. Ameen.

p/s: I have enabled the word verification for those who want to leave out comments in my blog. Recently, I received many stupid spams, and I intend to stop that from happening again. And I uploaded some pictures in my flickr, too.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

29 February

Since it only happens once every 4 years, I thought, heck, I'll write a blog post about this day.
It's the leap year people, and February has one more day than extra.

Let's use this extra day wisely..