Friday, June 30, 2006

Malaysian School Bullies

Techonology has done it again. Cameraphones are the new eyes and ears that helps bring the darkest and most secret dirt out for all to see. From the Nude Squat Scandal to Tammy NYP, Hong Kong Bus Uncle to Konsortium Bus Driver, cameraphones have played a pivotal role in capturing evidence that would previously be non-existent if not for such advancement in technology. With the help of cameraphones again, we now have not one, but TWO video revelations back to back of school bullies showing their might and skills at whacking the shit out of others.

A poor girl was beaten up twice firstly for telling on a girl (whose family has connections to the triads) who didn't pay for her food and secondly for telling others she was beaten up by that girl and her group of friends. It's seriously a horrible scene to watch especially when a group of highly emotional bitches girls surrounded the poor girl and went on to physically and verbally abuse the girl. Really hardcore man. Some stupid guys were seen standing around and watching all the action. They didn't even bother to intervene until the very end when the poor girl has probably been traumatised beyond repair. How gentlemen of them, no? What's more unbelievable is how the principal of the school even tried to suggest that it could all actually be just an act. You watch the video and tell me that's just an act. If it was truly just an act, we might as well give them all contracts/scholarships to pursue a career in acting because it looked very real to me. Well, without much ado, introducing the Miri Samseng Ah Lians Girls...

Next up, we have a group of boys bullying a supposely mentally retarded student. Really hardcore especially when all of them kept throwing chairs at him! Actually this case came to light first before the Miri Ah Lians but the Miri Ah Lians really rocked Malaysians from North to South, East to West! There are were three videos to this incident (they have been taken down but I found another version with all three videos merged into one). Introducing the Kota Tinggi Small Dick Gangsters....

All these are just so disgraceful. All trying to show their superiority and might on the weak. I would just love seeing them fucked up real good when all of them are selected for National Service. Put them all under the same roof of sexually deprived psycho maniacs (with no windows) and throw away the key. Like this want to achieve First World status ah? In your dreams la.....

Anyway, I like this part of the video best! Little did she know she's gonna be really famous and seen over and over again by strangers all around the world after the video has been circulated around the world. I thought the V-sign is suppose to symbolise peace? Two V-sign for us after you are involved in such a disgraceful act? Well, I give you two thumbs-up for your stupidity naivety.

World Cup 2006 Prediction

Tonight's match between hosts Germany and free-scoring Argentina will start off the quarterfinals of the 2006 World Cup and should be a cracker! People always ask me which team do I support in the tournament. Personally, I do not have any preference. I do not give a rat's ass which team actually lifts the World Cup. As long as a team plays beautiful, attractive, attacking football, that's the team I support. Joga Bonito!

I sort of feel that this could possibly be England's year although truthfully, they've been playing really horrible throughout the tournament so far. The odds seems to be stacked against them at the moment but somehow, this could be a 'revenge year' for England. They will come up against Portugal the team that sent them home during EURO 2004. If it is indeed a 'revenge year', they will beat Portugal and proceed to the semifinals.

Between the Brazil and France match, Brazil will be the team to proceed to the semifinals to face England. This is of course based on the 'revenge year' hypothesis that England will eventually beat Brazil in the semifinals, the team that sent them packing during World Cup 2002. England will eventually face either Argentina or Germany in the finals. Have I forgotten about the Italy-Ukraine match? Well, if the 'revenge year' hypothesis is true, then this match wouldn't matter at all since They will face either Argentina or Germany in the semifinals and either one of those teams will be my pick to reach the finals to face England.


I would personally prefer Argentina to proceed to the finals to face England. This way, England can avenge Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' and make that fat blob cry like a little girl. Maybe through England's 'Butt of God'? ;) Wouldn't that be a sight? Although England can avenge Germany kicking them out during EURO 1996 which was on home ground, I feel that Germany might have more of an advantage with the home crowd this time. Also, let's not forget that England has already thrashed Germany on German soil a few years back so I believe that is enough retribution. Of course, if England would to life the World Cup on German soil, it would hurt the Germans that much more. Killing two birds with one stone! ;)

[SOURCE: Soccernet]

My pick (based on 'revenge year' hypothesis):

Germany - Argentina
Italy - Ukraine
England - Portugal
Brazil - France

Argentina - Italy
England - Brazil

Argentina - England

So, if the 'revenge year' hypothesis is true, the English will lift the World Cup this year. Will this hypothesis be proven wrong? Time will tell. Of course, almost always things don't always go as planned, right? For your information though, I'm not an England fan. I prefer watching Argentina and Spain play since the play really beautiful, attractive, attacking football. Joga Bonito!!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Spiderman 3 Teaser

The teaser for the upcoming Spiderman 3 movie is out. Oh man, this looks good! Spiderman becomes a baddie! The suit looks really, really good. Spiderman 3 is already coming out next summer and I've not watched Spiderman 2 yet! Or have I? The first one is about the Green Goblin right? Then the second one should be about Dr. Octopus. If so, then I've watched it! :P You can't blame me for not remembering right? The last time I've actually went to the cinemas to watch a movie is way back in December 2004 to watch Alexander. How lame is that! (you don't have to answer that!) :P

It's not that I've been stocking up on DVDs or anything. It's just that I sometimes can't find the time or motivation to watch a movie at the cinemas. Sometimes I just watch it when it eventually screens on Astro. If anyone is kind enough to help end my one-and-a-half-year streak by donating generously to the "KSLee Compasionate Fund", to get my butt in a cineplex (among other things), you are gladly invited to do so. I believe it is tax deductible. I'll have to get back to you on that after I consult with my accountant. Receipts will be issued, though. Any takers? ;)

To watch a much better version of the teaser, you can visit here. It is very much worth the effort, really.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Goodbye My Lover

by James Blunt

"Goodbye My Lover" music video by James Blunt

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your head.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer but when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bear my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Penang Hokkien Podcast Promo

Penang Hokkien Podcast Promo

Miku John, the host of the unique, informative and addictive Penang Hokkien Podcast has started an awareness campaign to promote the show. If you speak or understand Penang-style Hokkien, you might want to give the podcast a try. It's a seriously funny, no-holds barred kinda show which makes it all that much more interesting. So here's my contribution to the awareness campaign.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Flagrant Use Of Public Funds

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I was left fuming at the very sight of these two full-page advertisements; the one on the left was published in yesterday's The Star and the right one in today's copy. Although I do not hail from Selangor or currently live in the state and would be in anyway affected by such flagrant use of public funds, as a responsible citizen, I find it unfathomable that public funds are wasted in such manner.

You and I know for a fact that full-page coloured advertisements are not cheap and runs into the thousands of ringgit and this is only for ONE page, for ONE day, for ONE newspaper. Here, we have TWO advertisements and let's not get into how many newspapers they were advertised in! That would amount to a lot of money considering the advertisements' sole purpose is just to "kiss ass" however hard they try to tell us it isn't.

To be fair, Selangor is not the only state to do this and I've seen similar advertisements by the Malacca and Kedah state governments but Selangor is a repeat offender, and a frequent one at that. It is stated at the bottom that the greetings come from "The Government and People of the State of Selangor Darul Ehsan". Come on, do you really think the people of Selangor actually welcome such advertisements? Do you really think that the advertisements actually came from them except maybe for the money used to pay for these advertisements which were irresponsibly taken from public funds?

Maybe the Menteri Besar and the members of his government were generous and courteous enough to dig into their own pockets to pay for these meaningless advertisements but I really doubt it. Even if they did, wouldn't the money have been more well spent if donated to a worthy cause like Hospice to aid them in providing palliative care for those in need or the Malaysian AIDS Council to spread awareness of this deadly disease or even provide scholarships for the needy? Ask anyone on the streets and the answer you will get is that they would prefer the money to be spent more wisely on better public amenities rather than being wasted on such advertisements.

The public sector is not the only one guilty of spending crazy money on wasteful and meaningless things. The private sector is equally irresponsible when it comes to spending money for such meaningless trivialties. When our Prime Minister came to office, he declared that all these wasteful pleasantries were not needed and must come to an immediate stop. My question is, has it stopped or has it in fact gotten worse? I do not recall so many of such advertisements in the past especially by the state governments. Remember the message of condolences that flooded the newspapers when the First Lady passed away? I'm sure she would have preferred the money used for those advertisements donated to cancer research, breast cancer awareness or promoting the batik industry, no? She would definitely not have agreed to such wasteful deeds which is akin to burning money.

It is unbecoming of these public servants spending our hard-earned money in such manner and then tell us we need to pay more through increased taxes so they can continue in their irresponsible ways. We sincerely do not appreciate you showing your "sincerest appreciation" this way. It is time to speak up, people of Selangor. It is time to speak up, Malaysians. Enough is enough.

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Monday, June 12, 2006

Would You Bury Your Garden Waste?

The lengths I would go to for the environment...

Yes, that's a large hole in an unused corner of my lawn with garden waste that would fill something like ten black garbage bags. This is after the ten bags or so from last week and another few the week before that we discarded in black garbage bags. Yup, that's how much garden waste my lawn can produce. Finally, the garden is in pristine condition but we are just totally exhausted! I would do anything for a Balinese massage.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Dear Mr President

by Pink (featuring Indigo Girls)

"Dear Mr President" music video by Rosie O'Donnell

Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you

This is one very insightful song that hits all the right chords. The lyrics are simple, direct and effective, catchy even. The collage of pictures that makes up the video matches the song very well. Like I've said in a previous post, many (if not all) of Pink's songs are somewhat thought-provoking especially those from her latest album, I'm Not Dead. I was first introduced to this song through this blog entry and have been constantly listening to it ever since. Not only does it have a calming effect on me, it also somehow inspires me (which explains the sudden surge of blog entries in the past few days :P). Although I was seriously occupied with work, I was still in the mood to finish up those posts while listening to the song being looped over and over again. If you were overwhelmed by the amount of posts, I apologise but got mood-mah! :P

I think I'll just shut-up now and let the song speak for itself.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

To Burn Or Not To Burn

It was World Environment Day a few days back and I think it is the right time for me to write about this topic which I promised sometime back. How should we dispose our garden waste responsibly?

World Environment Day

My house has a relatively large garden with lots of plants, so you can imagine the amount of dead leaves, grass, branches and all my lawn can produce after a short while. Many, many, many years ago, we just burned them all at a corner which produced very fertile soil for our gardening needs (apart from the smog it also created during the burning process :P) but since the advent of the yearly haze problem graciously gifted by our neighbours Indonesia, we have stopped open burning. Instead, we put them all in plastic bags and dispose them off with our other organic waste. More often than not, it would take up to three or more of those large black plastic bags to fill up the leaves and all!

My neighbours however have not followed suit and continue to burn them in the open, causing much uncomfortness (is that a word?) to our eyes and lungs. Let's not forget the contribution of dust and smoke particles to the air which causes haze and pose a hazard to our health. How about greenhouse emissions? I believe there's also a ban on open burning in place which warrants a fine if caught. On the flip-side, we have the plastic bags in which the garden waste is stored for disposal. These plastic bags will end up at landfills and aren't biodegradable. Plastic takes up a very long time to degrade, too long in fact. So, the supposedly environmentally-friendly solution to open burning doesn't seem to be that environmentally-friendly anymore!

Penang Haze August 2005
The Penang haze of August 2005

Of course we could dig a hole in our garden and bury all the garden waste since they are easily biodegradeable but how many people will want to spoil their beautiful and expensive gardens by digging a huge hole to bury their garden waste? The compost option seems to be the best available one at the moment but has it taken off here? I am willing to forgo the black plastic bags but when the Penang Municipal Council workers come to collect the garden waste which aren't put in plastic bags or tied up properly (in the case of branches etc.), they will make a big fuss about it, might not even bother to collect the garden waste, scold or curse you if you're unlucky and sometimes even demand for payment (which goes straight to their pockets)! When they collect the garden waste in black plastic bags, will they sort and dispose the plastic bags properly, and compost the garden waste or will they just dump everything at the landfill and be done with it? I'm not quite sure about the Penang Municipal Council's stand on this issue.

Of course there is the gunny sack option but it is very hard to find one these days since they have been replaced by their more durable plastic counterparts. Furthermore, even if you are successful in finding one, it will cost you a bomb and seriously put you off. I doubt you've seen a gunny sack race in recent years, have you? I seriously want to do my part in helping to save the environment but is that avenue open for me?

[SOURCE: University of Oregon]

I guess it all boils down to choosing the lesser of two evils since the composting idea has not exactly taken off yet. On one hand, you are putting your health at risk and damaging the environment now with open burning. On the other hand, you are putting the environment and your health at risk in the future when you dispose your garden waste in plastic bags. I'm definitely not keen on open burning and probably will stick to the plastic bag option but I will give composting a try. In my case, it might not be practical considering the garden waste my lawn produces is considerably a lot but who knows it might turn out great. If viable I might even consider collecting garden waste from my neighbours (maybe for a nominal fee for my effort) and consider selling off the compost as fertilizer. ;)

So which option will you choose? To burn or not to burn? That is the question.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Another Case Of Bus Driver Abusing Passenger

In today's copy of The Star Metro Northern Edition, we discover that there has been another case of passenger abuse by an express bus driver. The Star is always very slow at updating their online Metro Northern Edition, so I will have to quote and link to the article later on when it is up. For the time being, here's a copy of the article which I've scanned from the newspaper.

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UPDATE: Here's the article.
Passenger: Bus driver abused me

A DISGRUNTLED marketing manager lodged a police report alleging that an express bus driver used abusive words and bullied him.

About one hour after leaving the Puduraya bus station on Saturday night, Ong Kuan Yeu, 41, claimed that the bus driver cursed him with four-letter words when he asked him to pull over at the nearest rest and recreation area.

Ong said he was travelling by bus from Kuala Lumpur to Penang with his wife. They were on their way back home after attending a relative's wedding.

"The bus driver stopped by the road side at 9.30pm and forced me to urinate there.

"I asked him how he could do this to me as I have paid for the bus ticket.

"He shouted at me, using abusive words. I was standing near the driver's seat at that time and suddenly he lunged forward, and grabbed my shirt. I was scared as he was taller.

"I was struggling to free myself and in the process I suffered bruises on my fingers and upper chest," he claimed, adding that the passengers appeared baffled.

Ong said the driver finally pulled over at a rest and recreation area about 20 minutes after the incident.

"I went to relieve myself. After that, I sat quietly until we arrived in Penang at 1am the next morning," he said.

Ong lodged a report at the Jalan Patani police station on Sunday.

"This is this first time in my life I encountered such a problem. I am a frequent traveller.

"I usually go to Kuala Lumpur by bus at least once a month for business matters but I never had any such problem before," he said when complaining about the matter to The Star yesterday.

A spokesman for the express bus firm, when contacted, said his company would look into the matter.

"However, since the passenger has lodged a police report, let the police carry out their investigation," he said.

After the uproar of the Konsortium Bus Driver Abuse video here in Malaysia and the Bus Uncle incident in Hong Kong, this story couldn't have come at a better time. Is it that dangerous to take the bus nowadays be it the public or express buses? Are we all living such stressful lives that we are a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode? Are we so inconsiderate and impatient nowadays that we can't settle things in a more civilised manner? Must we resort to violence to settle our differences? We humans still have a lot to learn to be better people. We claim to be civilised but somehow we are far from being civil.

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06.06.06: Number Of The Beast

Once again we experience a 'unique' number sequence. This time, it is the 'dreaded' 06.06.06 or 666 - the Number of the Beast. Some doomsayers have even predicted that the world will come to an end at this very day or that it will mark the coming of the antichrist. There's even a movie to be released on this day - The Omen, a remake of the 1976 thriller. I've to admit though, the movie poster is really eerie. You should try watching the movie trailers too (especially the teaser)!

[SOURCE: Wikipedia]

There are even those who plans to get married on this 'auspicious' day. Auspicious because in the Hokkien dialect, the number six sounds like the word 'luck', hence a lucky and auspicious day. People just love getting (mass) married on special number sequences like 05.05.05 and 20.05.2005. I fret when 08.08.08 comes around!

To me, this is just another day. Armageddon will happen when it happens and it can and will most likely happen at any random moment rather than during a special sequence of numbers. So, what were you doing at the sixth second of the sixth minute of the sixth hour of the sixth day of the sixth month in the year 2006 - 06.06.06 06:06:06? Is that enough sixes for you? :P

Monday, June 05, 2006

Grumpy Uncle On Hong Kong Public Bus

Looks like people get easily agitated on buses. Watch this interesting and infamous video of a grumpy and inconsiderate uncle's duel with another passenger on a Hong Kong public bus. Like the Konsortium Bus Driver Abuse video, this video was made available through advancement in mobile phone technology and has been widely circulated around the Internet recently as the Bus Uncle video. English and Mandarin subtitles included.

If only people were that little bit more patient and considerate, this place would be such a better place. The uncle was eventually arrested as shown in this video. A citizen was civic-conscious enough to inform the cops whom promptly boarded the bus.

If only someone was that civic-conscious in the case of the Konsortium Bus Driver Abuse. Malaysia still has a long way to go.

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Stupid Girls? Try Stupid Boys!

I love listening to Pink's songs. They make you think. More often than not, they have meanings behind them just like her latest hit - Stupid Girls. The video pokes fun at the current crop of girls who 'degrades' themselves to be 'popular' and 'accepted' by society. Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan (among others) seems to be her prime targets in the video. She may be considered controversial. She may be considered outspoken. She may be considered blunt. She however cannot be considered a stupid girl. In fact, I find her to be one of the very few intelligent artistes around. I actually respect her for being daring enough to speak the truth, even if it means being isolated from the 'pack'. Actually there's another song I feel is much better which I will highlight in another post (hopefully in a few days time). More men and women should actually follow her lead. I for one will speak up if I feel it is necessary and this blog is meant for that very purpose.

Although Pink has successfully highlighted the worrying problem of 'stupid girls', I find that girls are not the only ones that actually fall prey to this silent epidemic. In actual fact, we have stupid boys among us. Through my observation, I find that many of the teenage boys nowadays actually want to act and look dumb to feel popular and being 'part of the gang'. They do not want to risk being labelled a nerd, smartass, bookworm or even gay for actually having some IQ. These are the very same boys who use SKII products, face blotters and other skincare products, and they are afraid to be labelled gay for having brains?!?

I find this to be very worrying, really...not that they care for their skin and being newage metrosexuals but that they rather be considered dumb than being seen as having an iota of intelligence. It's not that they are really idiots. Behind closed doors, they are actually smart dudes but once they come out in the open, they will put on a show, a charade. They actually even go to the extend of destroying their body by getting tattoos, body piercings, drink excessive alcohol, smoke the cancer stick and take drugs just to be 'cool'. Worse still, they go around having unprotective sex too (since using rubber is not 'cool'), and may I remind you all these at such a tender age. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this indeed is happening and a worrying trend among our teenagers and I don't exactly have the answer to solve this social ill.

OK, maybe this is overkill but you get the message....

I guess one effective way would be to have a male artiste do a parody of Stupid Girls and highlight the social ills affecting boys too. Our society (especially teens) seems to be very much influenced by the Western media, so no point spending money on another useless "Tak Nak"-esque campaign. It would just be a waste of public funds. Mawi? Please don't even think of it!

Which male artiste would fit the bill of being controversial, outspoken and blunt ala Pink? I about Robbie Williams? I think Robbie Williams would fit that description very well with his bad-boy image and all...

...but only if he wasn't THAT controversial.

Oh well, the search for a suitable male artiste goes on. :P

(pictures from various sources on the Internet)

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The PFT Menace

Driving is just not meant for everyone. The same goes for singing, dancing, having a broadband connection and a host of other things. We are just not meant to do some stuff due to various reasons and we shouldn't be ashamed to admit it. Either we are just not born with the talent or we just do not comprehend what that particular thing is all about or we are ignorant/oblivious with matters around us or that we just abuse the system.

William Hung's She Bangs anyone?

I'm not going to talk about how I recommended someone to get a broadband connection and am regretting it now. OK, maybe just a little bit. :P Fortunately, I wasn't harrased by his now ever-present online presence but to simply equate having a broadband connection to a must for p2p downloads is just plain idiotic. True, having a broadband connection helps alot for p2p sharing but it doesn't mean that if someone is not into p2p, that someone shouldn't have a broadband connection. That's like saying if you don't like to eat Penang Laksa, you should not visit Penang at all. There's so much that broadband has to offer apart from p2p sharing. Internet content nowadays such as streaming videos are optimised for broadband connections, so there's plenty more that one can do with a broadband connection other than p2p sharing. Clearly, a broadband connection is just not meant for everyone especially those type of inbreds that think broadband is purely for p2p sharing only.

Actually the purpose of this article is to highlight the driving behaviours of two problematic people behind the wheels of two particular cars I recently encountered. Coincidentally, both cars were Hyundai Matrix. Coincidentally, both cars have PFT number plates (hence the title of this post)!!! One was PFT 777* and the other was PFT 42*. Coincidentally, both drivers were women (I'm not trying to generalise here though).

[SOURCE: Hyundai-Sime Darby]

The one behind the 777* vehicle somehow has a fetish for pressing the horn. She will just horn for no apparent reasons. When the traffic lights just turn green, she will press the horn. This happened immediately after the green light comes on, as if she's playing "Honk-When-You-See-Green" or something. This happened not only once but twice! The thing is, she's not even right behind the first car. She's many, many, many cars behind and it wasn't as if the car in front was slow or anything. What, did you expect that once the green light comes on, every car would have automagically crossed the road?!? Ironically, she will drive so slowly after all the cars have started moving. Wait a minute, weren't you like in a rush? Seems like you were with the honking and all!!! Idiot!

I hardly use my car horn. In fact, I hate using the horn. I feel that it should only be used for emergencies. For example, I feel it is very rude to call someone using the horn. Why can't you just get out from your car and ring the doorbell instead of pressing your horn and disturbing the whole neighbourhood? It's very stressful when the cars on the road starts pressing their horns altogether. All you need to do is just tap the horn lightly instead of pressing it for a few seconds. Be a little more patient and use the horn sparingly. Give the other driver the benefit of the doubt. It will make everyone's journey on the road a little better.

In the case of the 42*, she just loves to park at your lot. She knows very well who parks at that lot. It is in front of my house and we've been parking there since forever! It's not like she's a new neighbour or some visitor that wouldn't know that fact. I mean, if it was for a short while, it is still acceptable but if you are parking overnight, wouldn't it make sense to park at your own lot or search for another parking lot? Haven't you heard of neighbourliness? You don't just purposely park at somebody else's lot and cause a ruckus, right? Who in their right mind would do that? I guess my friend hit the nail on the head when he made the observation that we were easy targets and victims of bullying. Nowadays, I just don't care as long as I can find another lot without having to cause inconvenience to other neighbours but one day, there will surely be repercussions. I have a limit for everything, you know.

Actually I have lots to say of the different types of drivers we have here in Malaysia (Penang specifically). I wonder how some actually get their driving licenses in the first place. Duit kopi?