Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I dedicate this to the managerial people who love to back-stabbing each other all the way the corporate ladder. And don’t you people forget, you oppress your subordinates along the way too…

So you live in the bottom of the sea,
and you kill all that come near you ....
but you are very lonely,
because all the other fish fear you .....
And you crave companionship and someone to call your own;
because for the whole of your life you've been living alone.
On a black day in black month at the black bottom of the sea,
Your mother gave birth to you and died immediately ....
Because you can't have two killers living in the same pad
and when your mother knew that her time had come she was really rather glad.
Death in the sea
somebody please come and help me
Fish can't fly,
neither can I ....

Monday, August 21, 2006

Two Worlds

There is a planet. The inhabitants are divided into two: THE ELITE and THE MASS.

There is no difference between you and me as we both are humans. Upon this, all should be benefited by what the whole world has to offer. Certainly this is not happening. The eliteworld is isolated where the masspeople are not welcomed. In your eliteworld, our massworld does not exist. Problems as inadequate food, housing or schooling that can easily be solved only exist in the massworld.

Half the world talks
With half a mind on what they say
Half the world walks
With half a mind to run away

You provide us jobs in order to serve you so you can live comfortably and at the same time making more money. Since leaders are the minority of the elitepeople, certainly, they can’t solve the problems faced by us, the masspeople. Elitepeople are incapable to solve the big problems that devastate the massworld. Hunger, shanty towns, avoidable illnesses, child labor, inferior position of women, wars, terrorism, abominable human rights, etc are not present in the eliteworld but continue to wreck the life of masspeople.

Half the world hates
What half the world does every day
Half the world waits
While half gets on with it anyway

You donate to the political parties which you believe to form the government and in return, you expect more businesses. You call that donation? We call that spending money in order to make more money.

Half the world lies
Half the world learns
Half the world flies
As half the world turns

Through your ‘donation’, you get more businesses than us the masspeople. To make it even worse, you persuaded the leaders to come up with privatization under the name of better services and keep yelling that the government is not efficient. No doubt that you elitepeople are smarter. You control the utilities, the highways, rice, education, transportation, hospitals etc which is the necessity commodities and requirements.

Half the world lives
Half the world makes
Half the world gives
While the other half takes

Privatization is the means for you elitepeople to get reserved places in your eliteworld. You keep on building excellent hospitals which benefit only you elitepeople not the masspeople who can’t pay. We blame these privatization schemes that open up more possibilities for the elitepeople to avoid the controls. It is always the common citizen that is targeted. The elite have sanctuaries where they can live their prosperous, safe and uncontrolled life.

Half the world cares
While half the world is wasting the day
Half the world shares
While half the world is stealing away

You elites cut down the red tapes so that all sales and purchases do not have to go into quotations or tender committees. Efficiency creates cronism and nepotism. It benefits you the elite people.

Half the world is
Half the world was
Half the world thinks
While the other half does

Some masspeople are allowed to enter the eliteworld as servants, as a lesser kind of humans that makes the life of elitepeople more comfortable. These masspeople are not considered to be real people. Elitepeople do not have a human conversation with the butler and the rest of the personnels are even more invisible. There is no way that you elitepeople will allow us the masspeople to enter into your eliteworld, literally speaking.

Half the world cries
Half the world laughs
Half the world tries
To be the other half

In this world many people find that elitepeople have the right on apart places. No! It is the elitepeople who gave the idea to the masspeople and this is the main problem.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Mouths

Four Rules of Communication:

1... Is it true?
2... Is it necessary?
3... Is the motive pure?
4... Is it beneficial?

If we can't say 'yes' to all of them, better zip our mouths :-)

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Life is Difficult!

The reality is that life has been created difficult, it has many tests and trials for us. We know that but we forget it. The following Qurânic ayât show that pretty much everything about this life is a trial. Family, wealth, relationships, good and bad things.. everything are means of testing us.

Sûrah al Baqarâh 2.155'And most certainly shall We try you be means of danger and hunger and loss of worldly goods, of lives of (labor's) fruits. But give glad tidings unto those who are patient in adversity.'

Sûrah al Imrân 3.186'You shall most certainly be tried in your possessions and in your persons...'

Sûrah al An'am 6.53'For it is in this way that We try men through one another...'

Sûrah al Anfâl 8.28'And know that your worldly goods and your children are but a trial and a temptation...'

Sûrah al Kâhf 18.7'Behold, We have willed that all beauty on earth be a means by which We put men to a test, (showing) which of them are best in conduct.'

Sûrah al Anbiyâ 21.35'Every human being is bound to taste death and We test you through the bad and the good, by way of trial; and unto Us you all must return.'

Sûrah al Ankabût 29.2'Do men think that on their saying, 'We have attained to faith' they will be left to themselves, and will not be put to a test?'

Sûrah al Balad 90.4'Verily, We have created man into pain, toil and trial.'

What are these tests for and can they benefit us?So lets use an analogy to understand what tests do. In school we have to take tests to show our strength or weakness in each subject... based on the result we pass or fail. So a test is designed to bring out our potential... to show us areas that we excel in as well as areas that we need to work on.

Life's tests are pretty much in every area of life.. be it health, wealth, family or whatever. Life's tests bring out our strength or weakness for us in the same way that school tests did. Dealing with tests is a matter of creating a mind-set that is focused on overcoming the difficulties instead of letting them overwhelm us. If we look at the difficulties that we face in our life and think of them as opportunities to build our strengths our attitude toward them will change. We will feel stronger instead of weak and helpless. When we feel helpless we are less tolerant and more impatient.

Reliance on God helps. Knowing that these tests are from Him, to help us grow and become better human beings… not only in relation to ourselves, but others as well as in our relationship to God.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


They have Mahathir, Mokhzani, Mirzan, Mukhriz, ...
I have Benitez, Gerrard, Alonso, Riise, ...

Friday, August 04, 2006

Selected Picture: The Lung

Dear General Nicotine,

Thanks for being a great companion for all these 28 years. My lung probably looks like the picture above now. Sorry to say, it will not be death do us part.

So I bid you …


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Azer VS Mantessa - Racism

Azer: How does racism originated?
Mantessa: It goes back to the beginning of mankind's creation. This new creation of God was created from clay and named Adam. After his creation, God ordered the Angels and those with them to prostrate to Adam. They all prostrated except Iblis. Iblis believes he is better than Adam as he is made of fire while Adam of clay. Without question, the Devil was consequently the world's first racist!

Azer: So it has something to do with the physical makeup.
Mantessa: Yes. Pride and arrogance leads to people thinking that they are better than others, simply because of their physical makeup. This pride and arrogance is truly a Devilish trait which humans have learnt from Iblis.

Azer: Is not racism a human nature?
Mantessa: No. Humans fall for the age-old trick of Satan and start playing the silly inferiority/superiority game. Some stereotype others and tolerate prejudice against other human beings, despite the fact that all human beings are equal
, from the same man and woman.

Azer: So what is our nature?
Mantessa: Our individual characters but not color, tribal or economic status of a person.

Azer: There are lotsa ethnic jokes everywhere.
Mantessa: Ethnic jokes are not innocent humor. They carry the virus of bigotry most of the time.

Azer: Should we challenge the offensive, names, jokes and comments?
Mantessa: We should feel comfortable in pointing out unfairness. We should stand up against injustice
, discourage the evil and don't call people with bad nicknames.

Azer: People tend to generalize.
Mantessa: If you observe something wrong in some persons' behavior, don't generalize it to their ethnic group. Attribute it to those persons not their group.

Azer: Is nationalism a form of racism?
Mantessa: In many ways, yes, but this is another big issue so let’s drop it.

Azer: What about Bahasa Malaysia as the National Language? Is not this nationalism and racism?
Mantessa: We should speak everyone's language. There is a need to use a common language understandable to all. This is one way racism can be curbed.

Azer: Aren’t we suppose to practice multi-language?
Mantessa: We should. We should read about people to gain positive insights into other cultures. Read what they have written about themselves.

Azer: What will you do if you find yourself a target of racism?
Mantessa: I will defend myself. First seek refuge in God from Satan and follow good advices. If I get angry, I should remain silent, sit down, move away or make wudu.
If I feel my security is being threatened, I will seek any help available. If I am attacked, I will defend myself out of my capability. I will document and pursue the case with local police, the department of human resources and anti-hate groups.