LOL Mondays 17

A husband was in big trouble coming up to his wedding anniversary. His high spending, forever nagging, wife told him "ok you small brained good for nothing ape, tomorrow is our anniversary and there better be something in the driveway for me that goes from zero to 200 in 2 seconds flat".

The next morning the wife found a small package in the driveway. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Funeral arrangements for the husband have been set for Saturday. LOL

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Makkal Sakthi Song

S.A Arun, the local music director who released his first hit album Isai Puyal is now back again with the launching of his single song dedicated to the spirit of Makkal Sakthi. It's an inspirational national folk with an unique mixture of various moods of music. And, Arun has been kind enough to have the copyright released to for the song title Rajavai Tundiyathal from the single by Mr. Yuga to be aired, remixed, duplicate in CD, transfer to mobile devices, public performance and sharing - in order for this piece of music to reach as many ears as possible.


Song Title : Makkal Sakthi
Singer : Yuga - Chorus Nantha, Sivanes, Puspa & Additional Swara By S.A. Arun
Lyrics : Karthik
Music : S.A. Arun
Producer : Yuga
Production : S.A. Arun's Pro Tools Studio

Song Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By S.A Arun

ps: Unauthorized Copying of this Recording in Private Album is Prohibited.

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Of Indians and their political curse.

Have you ever wonder who have been the number one loyal supporters of BN all this while? Indians. Yes, Indians I would say, not the Malays; nor the Chinese. Naturally Indians have this two habits of being extremely sincere and getting too emotional at times - which can either serve as plus points or weaknesses depend on how those qualities are applied for the benefit of the community. That might explain your doubt on why many Indians love to work in the same company for 25 donkey years regardless of their salary increments. But don’t try asking them about this, as they might easily get emotional and shoot back at you for questioning their loyalty to whom they respect.

That was how the exact relationship between the Indian community and BN has been all this while - for the last five decades. MIC has been the only choice which they believe could voice out their problems and find them the solutions they need. There were no second thoughts about alternatives. All they knew was to cross out the “Dacing” on the ballot papers for the bits and pieces they receive from time to time. Meanwhile, on the other hand, MIC has done his part well for years being a perfect pipeline funneling most of the Indian votes for BN.

But that isn't the scenario anymore. For the very first time ever the Indian community abandoned BN and voted the opposition, as they might find BN’s relevance via MIC diminishing by the day. They were too fed up with the false promises which have bottled up and cracked the layer of sincerity between the Indians and MIC. As everything was just waiting to burst out, this 5 of Hindraf jumped into the scene to fuel up the burning frustrations and grievousness of Indians, letting the mindset change among the community to spread more than double the momentum. No one could agree more that the entire political awareness among Indian voters were sparked by Hindraf which later on evolved into a spirit of Makkal Sakthi symbolizing people's power.

End of the day, Hindraf Leaders were arrested under draconian ISA. BN got wacked; MIC collapsed to ground. And now, the community is still angry with the lack of progress and even angrier at the detention of the Hindraf 5. And to make things from bad to worse, the government has decided to stay stubborn in denying proper medical facilities for Uthayakumar, a diabetic. He has not been allowed his medication nor a special diet in Kamunting forfeiting his right to medical care under whatever circumstances. Monday afternoon, Uthayakumar was rushed to the Taiping district hospital after he became ill and he was prematurely discharged back to Kamunting on Friday. That has caused almost 300 of his supporters to put up protest at Kamunting Detention Centre voicing out their dissatisfaction. All the parties are urging the government to focus on Uthayakumar’s health conditions. Police reports were made at certain parts of the country and Hindraf is demanding for immediate medical attention. Everyone is in fear for the life, safety and health of H5 leaders. Recently, Uthayakumar's mother has appealed to PM for the immediate release of her son who now suffers silent death in permanent incarceration.

The act of PM to keep on pretending deaf to all the calls to get ISA detainees the basic needs might end up in another tragedy. If Uthaya who has been a diabetic patient for years fails to get regular medication on time, he can be subjected to various related illnesses associated with diabetes such as cardiovascular disease, chronic renal failure, retinal damage, nerve damage and poor healing of wounds that could cause serious danger to his health.

If any of that happens, then that would be the end of Indians' support for BN as they will never be able to forgive the government for their inhumane act. Even many other Malaysians which have the sense of
humanity and respect for basic human rights would find it difficult to vote in for an inhuman government. The government has already failed once miserably for not listening to the rakyats' voice. If they continue to do so, then they might just dig up their own graves before the next elections.

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Happy Tamil New Year!

Updates : April 14 2008

Looks like we have more reasons to celebrate this very day. It's New Year for Malayalees and Sikhs - a double celebration !

Wishing Vishu ashamshegal to all Malayalees and Happy Vasakhi to my Sikh friends. May this new year brings lots of prosperity, abundance, love, good health and wealth to all of you and your family :)

Original Posting : April 13 2008

Today, April 13, the month of Chithirai has arrived and with it the Tamil New Year’s Day, an auspicious day to start new ventures and undertakings for Tamilians all around the world.

To my non-Tamil speaking readers, this is how you wish your friends in Tamil - "Tamizh Putthandhu Vazhtukkal." Go give them a surprise. :P

Happy Tamil New Year !!!

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Naana Neeya

The long awaited local Tamil movie, Nana Neeya is on screens now. The songs were released last year and I still remember writing a soundtrack review on The Blank Page. I haven't got the chance to catch the movie on a big screen, leaving me no credibility to write a review about the screenplay and the movie in a whole. But, you can check out how Mindsblog has rated the movie.

The local Tamil film industry is highly competitive. Only a handful ends up making successful movies and that did not stop Nana Neeya's director Dharmavathi from pushing her luck in delivering a quality movie with plenty of laughs. In her recent message, she highlights the ugly mindset of the people that lies behind the downfall of the Tamil movie industry in Malaysia :
When is the Malaysian Indian public going to change its mindset that Malaysian made movies are no good compared to the ones from India. How many NS Krishnas, GANAs and Shans are going to become victims to this industry just because they are passionate about wanting to see growth in our industry. There are 1.8 million Indians in this country and we do not even have 10K viewers for our movies but movies like Shivaji the Boss can collect the same amount like Lord of the Rings.
Nana Neeya -The full length comedy movie is on cinemas now for three weeks with five showings a week. Make sure you grab your tickets and drop your support.

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Yes, I'm a blog addict and I'm lovin' it !

Sorry for leaving The Blank Page a little blank without any updates for the past one week. Last week was a real busy one for me. And, I'm aware that the next few days are going to be worse than that, eating up most of my time. I have no choice but to deal with increasing workloads and approaching datelines.

It's not that I have gave up on blogging, but just that I need to sort through some issues that have taken full priority at this moment. So, forgive me if I neglect this blog for a few more days. I promise to be back soon with regular updates, hopefully by next week as I'm still very much addicted to blogging and blog hopping :) hehehe :P

No, it's not only me! I guess there is great number of people out there getting hooked to this new tool of technology, day by day. As for Malaysia, some say we have about 500,000 active bloggers (that's half a million people. wow!), ranking the country among the highest in the world. I'm puzzled why more and more people are getting addicted to blogosphere!? Every minute there is a new blog; a new blogger.

Well, may be because of the fact that blogosphere has proved itself to be a worthy medium to share collective perspectives and ideas, at least after its magic influence on last GE results. If not, I wonder why on earth would a Deputy Chief Minister spend his precious time to drop a piece of his mind on a web blog despite the tight schedule of weekly meetings, office works, parliamentary sessions and what not!

Anyway, I have no worries. I'm a blog addict and I'm loving it - just like most of you and the DCM of Penang. Till we meet again, enjoy my archives! Later..

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