Left Hander

I was born a left hander.
It was only after I entered pre-school that my mom, having noticed that I gripped the pencil with my left that she changes it to right.
No wonder I scored higher in creativity, imagination, visualisation, “daydreaming”, rhythm and intuition, now I begin to wonder if my life could have been the same had I not consent to the flip!
But the remnants of my left handed ness still persists, whenever situations entail me to carry things, or to hold something steady.
I just learnt that how people became right-handers is a genetic mutation in our distant past which causes the language centres of our human brain to shift to the left hemisphere, effectively causing right-handedness to dominate 90% of our world.
Oh well… in other words, my mom mutated me to blend in with the majority 😬!

MADANI bed bugs

It appears that every government agency, instead of imposing upon their own tardiness, now has their own incriminating guidelines on proper dress codes meant for the public to adhere to, which at best incriminates upon the MADANI concept the Prime Minister is inculcating. So where may we know is the MADANI essence when the smell of puke aligns it’s vision which is
“To build a sustainable and prosperous Malaysia based on care and compassion, mutual respect, innovation, and trust, where inclusiveness and equality are embraced by the whole nation – ultimately a just Malaysian society”?

I believe no one needs to be taught the concept of properness in restrained behaviour and dressing if we are summoned by relevant departments to facilitate important appeals, applications, and approvals and no one at their level best given their circumstance they are in, would try to infringe upon the dress codes which would translate into unfavourable decisions and delays in awarding licenses and government contracts besides encountering difficulties in clearing up government matters, bills etc. But already, there have been mindless cases of discrimination being videotaped, to show us what it is like in dealing with emergencies~ where the police and hospitals shows no remorse nor mercy trying to insist that ‘distressed victims of robbery, accidents, rapes and kins of patients should adhere to guidelines if not nothing would be done for them? Is it really that a rape victim must go back home, groom themselves as if they had not been raped before a police report can be made? And next of kins telling a stroke patient to wait till they get a bath, dressed up properly, find themselves a decent pair of shoes or chances are the hospital wouldn’t admit them? What kind of mindless society have we entrap ourselves into?

In reality, it is in our society’s opinion nothing but lame excuses to deflect responsibilities and workload suspiciously mechanised by invisible hands to infuriate and inconvenience the general public into believing that the Anwar government is not the best government one could have. So when may I ask is the government going to descend upon these little little minute Napoleons whom are trying their level best to hijack his MADANI relevance with their own version of law and order? Where then is the Madani spirit of care, compassion, mutual respect, inclusiveness and equality going to? And when will this silliness end?

Uniforms and dress codes is important for those of us who works in government departments and agencies, schools, uniformed bodies, hospitals, jails, factories and service industries to distinguish themselves from the public. They are worn also to differentiate between the blue and white collar workers, to divide the ranks and files according to hierarchy, statuses and responsibilities of each working individual. It also helps to assists the public in identifying one authority from the other. But targeting dress codes for the general public instead?

For as long as decency does not infringe upon indecent exposure, where is that thin line that clearly distinguishes between what is considered decent and what is not? And whose uncouth libido do we use as yardage? Do these little Napoleons ever realise that comparing the length of skirts, slits and tops to their misaligned imagination is offensive against women-hood whose rights to be covered is now infringed upon by those who thoughts are even more murky than a smelly drain?

This issue which was a non issue then , should now be urgently addressed by our esteemed and capable Prime Minister in all fairness to be complied by all relevant bodies and ministries. Decide once and for all, who wears a tie and who doesn’t Decide a penalty for all front-liners who cultivate such indifferences. Get rid of the bed bugs now lining your mattress. These are the littlest we ask of you.

Dear US

Stop policing the world as if it belongs to you. Stop believing that only you are the saint whereas everybody else is evil. You have been very intimidating, fearful, paranoid, suspicious and presumptuous over every little good effort others has contributed to the world. And you are convinced that only you are right but others are wrong. We have heard of narcissistic personality in people but one entire country?
Open up your mind to the exotic idea that indeed there will always be fundamental differences between the East and the West so be fascinated with our uniqueness. Kungfu is different from boxing. You gave the world science but we taught you spirituality. If you claim others have transgressed your technology, so did you our Gods’, paper, gunpowder, silk, porcelain and tea. Have you forgotten you have been praying to an Asian God by the name of Jesus who taught you the second most important commandment which is ‘to love your brothers as I have loved you’? And so, be courteous and grateful. Your history says it was the Chinese migrants who painstakingly built the transcontinental railway throughout your entire country. Maybe you could learn a thing or two from us how we have learnt from you. And btw, technology transfers didn’t happen overnight. Your American companies including Apple wanting to exploit China’s cheaper labour went in full force to set up factories there so you could earn more profit. China didn’t say you must!
Right now, the whole world knows why you have wilfully wedged yourself in between mother & child countries and rife up their relationship. And it is not because of economy. The real reason is so that you could set up two more military bases both in Taiwan and Ukraine closest to your nemesis China and Russia to add up to your USD3trillion yearly budget of 750 over military bases worldwide by pretentiously acting as their bouncers. And your show of might would also translate to the disposal of outdated arms and armament ready to be shared by EU, Australia and Japan. Dear US, you can’t forever be so predictable. It’s humiliating.
I would urge you to adventure around in our terrain and be fascinated by the wonders of our ever graceful friendliness. Watch how graceful Shiva is carved in stone at the Angkor Wat. Observe the teaching of Buddha. Learn our customs, get used to our traditions, learn the art of genuine handshake, and treat others fairly if you want others to treat you fairly. But we don’t force you to accept our ways or our systems. Learn not to be upset if we do things differently from you.
To us ordinary civilians, it doesn’t matter to us which country is the economic power. It only matters to us that everyone has the right to live, has enough food to eat, clothes to wear and have a roof over our heads. It matters to us that every person has their fundamental right to education, transportation, and access to medical facilities when in need. And we want peace with every other nation. And we want to see the word ‘Alien’ being replaced by ‘Foreigners’ in all US arrival halls. And maybe one day, you’ll learn how to point your guns at the sky instead of your neighbours because the real intruders as you’ll discover in the end, are the asteroids and meteors crashing down to earth. Not your neighbours.