Sunday, January 29, 2012

Perhatian! Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia!

Perhatian! Pelajar jual Baucar Buku 1Malaysia boleh dipenjara tidak lebih lima tahun, selain denda dan sebat.
This has been going on and on over facebook, and frankly, I'm getting sick and tired over it so I decided to write an article about it.
This annoyance finally reached me when a junior of mine from UiTM Lendu tried to play the smarty pants attitude.
I was sad for her because she has fallen victim to the idiocy of politics where the Rakyat gets stupid enough to be the puppets of... whatever.
Where were we, ah yes, smarty pants.
To make you understand why am i annoyed by this matter, I should explain what's going on first.
As we all know, the government decided to give us RM 200 worth in a form of 4 pieces of RM 50 gift vouchers for our books to be used for our education.
However, some people decided they actually wanted money because they really need it for something else.
So what they did was they sold the vouchers through the internet via
Some people also advertise that they accept the vouchers as token for money if they wanted to buy cellphones and stuff like that.
The government of course was made aware of this situation and decided to do something drastic about it.
So, since the STUDENTS seemed to be misusing the vouchers that they have been given, the government reported this action to the police and they stated that this action is a serious criminal offence and students selling or misusing the vouchers can be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, besides getting the whip of the cane and fined.
Back to the main story.
The actual reason why I'm so annoyed by this is because a junior of mine became a dog of politics (to put it in Fullmetal Alchemist terminology).
She actually tried to make people see how evil the government is, (please note that I remain neutral in any political business because I simply don't care and politics actually destroys many peoples life).
I quote

"menteri rompak juta2 ..penjara 1 tahun je.. baucer yg rm200 5 tahun...akal ada ka??"

"it's just not fair, can't you see?? orang2 besar dalam kerajaan buat hal, kena penjara, setahun je.. makan rasuah berjuta2..."

"budak2 yang terdesak nak guna duit, swap THEIR BV to cash, kena penjara siap sebat ape sume."

As you can read, she is clearly running away from the point of why this is a simple yet heinous crime.
She tried to justify that the higher up's in the government do lots of crimes and only get sentenced to one year in prison, so why should just a mere case of the voucher be sentenced to 5 years in jail besides getting caned and fined.
She even said that students need real money instead of vouchers.
So, in response to her, I said this,

"i don't see much of a point, never mind the government politics.. even when ptptn is given to students, they use it just to buy new handphones, in the past when ptptn was given to full amount terus to the student, student actually terus beli kereta guna duit tu. terdesak with money is the reason why students apply for ptptn, if it is not enough they find part time jobs to support themself. now for a rm 200 book voucher, why the fuss?"

Obviously she was not satisfied so she asked,

" LET'S MAKE IT SIMPLE my dear, i just want u to think.. IS IT FAIR FOR THIS 2 CASES? terima rasuah berjuta=penjara setahun. jual BV=penjara+sebat+denda. takya lah cakap pasal budak2 yang swap2 tu. THIS IS THE MAIN THING."

Now, I actually tried to reason with her so that she actually state a clever point without involving any politics in her reason.
She did so and she said this,

"ape yg i fikir ? i rasa tak patut dpenjarakan, kerana ini adalah hak masing, selain dari tu, yg jual kebanyykn memerlukn duit, terpulangla duit itu nk kemana,itu hak masing2. tidak perlu pertikai kenapa dan knpe kerana meraka ade sbb.
kn lebih baik bg duit, sbb rasanya semua tahu yg pelajar universiti memerlukn duit dr voucher yg xseberapa tu
sbb dari segi voucher itu dijual, rasanya sblm beri mereka da fikir kesan daripada bg voucher tu
samaada advantages or disadvantage
so why nk keluarkn sekarang undang2 tu ?
knpe x tulis je dekat voucher tu, siapa yang menjual voucher bodoh satu malaysia ini akn dpenjara 5 tahun, sebat smpai mati pucuk xkira lelaki perempuan
ok opinion without political view.

And this was what I had to say to her,

"voucher tu macam diskaun voucher solely just for our books, kalau nak duit or perlukan duit, ada proper channels, zakat, etc. benda tu is given just to kurangkan cost pembelajaran siswa dan siswi, not exactly a charity drive to give money. this voucher thingy i guess was done without proper planning, didn't occur to them that students might actually misuse the voucher. like some bodies actually accept the voucer to be exchange with multiple items like handphones, etc. so the implementation of 5 years of prison and sebat is just a message that this act is a serious offence.i believe benda ni terjadi sebab kerajaan mendapati bahawa terlalu ramai pelajar yang membuat habit untuk photostat buku teks mereka, this itself is a crime and may bring you up to 10 years of prison.."

"Dalam hal kesalahan (a) hingga (f), denda tidak kurang RM2 000 dan tidak melebihi RM20 000 bagi setiap salinan langgaran, atau penjara bagi suatu tempoh tidak melebihi lima tahun atau kedua-duanya dan bagi apa-apa kesalahan kali kemudian, denda tidak kurang dari RM4 000 dan tidak melebihi RM40 000 bagi setiap salinan langgaran untuk kesalahan kedua dan seterusnya. Hukuman penjara juga boleh dikenakan tidak melebihi 10 tahun atau kedua-duanya iaitu denda dan hukuman penjara.
Dalam hal kesalahan (h) hingga (j), denda tidak melebihi RM250 000 atau penjara bagi suatu tempoh tidak melebihi 10 tahun atau kedua-duanya."

End of story, she was speechless.

I imagined her face would be like this,

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Peeling off the skin of my fingertips.

I bought my first guitar before the end of my first semester of my English Degree.
An early birthday present to myself at the time.
Though I did not have any time to learn and play it during semester, I vowed to learn to play it during this holidays by learning it through tutorials on the internet.

I have a crush on..

Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies

I found this girl after i tired to find the Fast Car music video on youtube.
Her voice simply enchants my heart.

Friday, January 27, 2012

A car that is fast enough to drive.

A browse through youtube led myself to find a video of Britain's Got Talent, Michael Collings in specific.
His voice singing a song called Fast Car touched my heart like Jon Mclaughlin's, Indiana.
So I decided to find who exactly sang Fast Car originally.
Tracy Chapman is the most awesome singer of all time.
She won 4 Grammy Awards as prove for her awesomeness.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Awkward day with Maz?

This happened during the final days of my first semester,
We were all searching for our literature lecturer, Dr. Cynthia but she was not to be found,
So me and the others was trolling around the 9th floor of Menara SAAS when i noticed some of my former CourseMates (Mass Comm) were on the same level as well,
I guess they had some sort of presentation or somekind, probably some BEL thingy,
If I remember correctly, there was Taqie, Marz, Farah, Alya, and some others,
I saw Mazlina Nina coming along towards me and my trolling instinct told me to ask her on what's going on,
I yelled out towards the hall, 'MAZ!',
Then Marz and the gang looks at me with astonishment and was wondering why I was calling out her name for after 2 years of not communicating with each other,
While trying not to do my troll face I asked Maz what was going on and she said she had no clue,
I gave my most awesome not looking look and noticed that she was like, what... I thought he was calling me for no reason..

At the time, my face was like this.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Internet is alive!!

After days of streamyx being out of service.
They finally kicked in.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm glad she never fell in love with me

Lately I've been listening to Jon Mclaughlin songs.
Too much of it to be frank.
The first time I noticed him was when I watched 'Enchanted' and he sang 'So Close'.
Not till a few days ago that I suddenly remember him.
So I decided to search for his songs.
That was when I heard 'Indiana'.
It was extremely heartfelt to me, as in a way, somehow, it is what I see myself and he projected it .
Have a hear for yourself.