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Friday, February 27, 2015

THE ONE LEFT STANDING FOR PM


Ah Jib is going to be history soon. The worst scenario, he could be at the Bamboo River to join his comrade of early day politics.

There is one man who has learned to be patient after the 'Semangat 46' debacle and make no further political blunder. He is the man who is left standing fit to be the new PM to replace Najib.















Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AH JIB THE D'JAY SUKA MENCARUT




Tsunami Cina (salah siapa sebenarnya?)

Kangkung jatuh harga (kangkung merata tepi jalan!)

Bloggers bayaran bangang (guna duit mana?)

Aku ceret beret E. coli (alah, orang lain lagi teruk)

Tunku pun main golf (mengapa saya tidak?)

Semua boleh main golf (nak maintain golf course murah ke?)

Sirul mengarut (terasa cili ke?)

Be competitive and not lower prices (when competitive and innovative you become efficient and could lower prices!)
Kerana mulut badan binasa

Sunday, February 22, 2015

JOGINDER SINGH JESSY, CHAPMAN ... OF DAYS BYGONE

The book 'Who's Who in Malaysia" by Victor Morais which I bought at an old bookstore in Ipoh many years ago turns out to be a  gem to me. From it I came to know more of important people who had imprints in my life when schooling and even working.





Joginder was the Headmaster at Tunku Besar Secondary School. He did not spare the rod. One morning he lined us all in front of the hostel and gave the cane  for demonstrating (the previous day) for the ikan bilis and boiled egg dinner issue at the hostel!


Mrs. T. Chapman was the Headmistress of Tunku Besar Primary School. I used to see her husband at her office during lunch breaks. They have a beautiful daughter who taught English in the school. 

Robert Chapman was our Std V to VI classmate. Razali (who left for MCKK) and I played a dirty joke on him.  

Mohamad Jamil was the DG when I began working in MARDI. His daughter, Rosminah (deceased) was a classmate during Kolej Pertanian days.

I recall that at least once, my father and I went to see Taha at his house to recommend for state scholarship during my primary school at TBS. Thereafter, for a couple of years I received $20 a month, a lot of money then. I remember vividly that his habit was to read newspapers in the morning in his car parked by the roadside in Gemencheh.

Taha was killed by gunshot in a political imbroglio in Gemencheh. 


Saturday, February 21, 2015

AKU TUNGGANG, BINI TIGA


mentari serik
pasir tandus
unta

tunggang
bini
tiga
rela
masyaallah


Friday, February 20, 2015

DAKAR - WESTERN MOST TIP OF AFRICA


Dakar in Senegal is made famous by the endurance motor-cross rally. It is an old established town at land's end on the west coast of West Africa. It is connected to the desert inland by rail lines. 

(The information below is decades old but would give insight of the past).



(If anything to be said to give unity to West Africa is the striking influence Islam exerts. Evidence of this is in Senegal, which is almost completely Mohammedan, is seen in the superb Mosque (above) at Dinarbel and (below) in the numbers of the faithful attending Friday prayers in Dakar).

(The African market stands in the centre of Dakar. Though it may be less convenient than it is in the European quarter, for the discriminating housewife the food is good ...)

 (Two scenes of Senegal that memory must vividly recalls are the beautiful White Mosque at St. Louis ...)

(El-Hadji Ibrahima Diop, the much-decorated leader of the Tidjanou Mohammedan sect and chief of Lebous, the indigenous tribe of Dakar, is here seen on the steps of his house in the Medina).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

MAN OF THE ARCHIPELAGO - SHAYKH TAHIR JALALUDDIN






Shaykh Muhammad Tahir Jalaluddin – noted religious reform journalist and writer, 1900-41

1930. Perisai Orang Beriman: Pengisi tentang Madzhab Orang Kadian. Setia Press, Singapura
1932. Ini Huraian yang Membakar “Taman Persuratan” Haji Bakar. Al-Matba’a al-Marbawiya
1938. Ringkasan pada Mengenalkan Kandungan Kitab Huraian yang Utama atau Pati Kiraan pada Menentukan Waktu Lima dan Hala Kiblat dengan Logaritma. Malaya Press, Singapura
1953. Risalah Penebas: Bidaah-bidaah di Kepala Batas. Persama Press, Penang

Abu Bakar Hamzah. 1988. Sheikh Tahir Jalal ‘uddin. Medium 1, 1 Sept 1988
Hamdan Hassan. 1973. Sheikh Tahir Jalaluddin: pelopor pemikiran Islam di Malaysia. Dewan
       Bahasa XVII(9):405-19
Mohd Sarim Mustajab. 1977. Sheikh Muhammad Tahir Jalaluddin al-Falaki: pelopor gerakan Islah Islamiyah di Tanah Melayu. Malaysia in History XX(2):1-11

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

LET'S MEET AT GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, FLOM


Apparently, FLOM's second home or backyard is USA. Why not? Her celebrity son is in New York and Hollywood. Brimmer and FLOM were in Hawaii recently. After that, she was reportedly jet-setting to Indianapolis. 

The politicians declare that we welcome second homers here. Why is that so? It is because many of them (and others) have second homes - in England, Australia (Dolah, Taib), Riviera (Effendi), Brimmer (Khazakstan?), AKJ (Switzerland), Daim (Africa).

Whether the US like or want me or not, whether I like that country or not I have the same backyard as FLOM's by default. Suffice to say for now that my first car (minus the lady) was a dark green 1970 Vega Cheverolet bought from a Venezuelan student.


The proposed rendezvous with FLOM at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is not to push her into the Bay. Nay, I do not harbour ill thoughts or bad intentions towards her. It is a ploy to persuade her hubby Brimmer to see beyond his nose bridge and learn a thing or two about real bridges. 

GGB is a sight to see and a wonder of an engineering feat. It is more than 80 years old. I passed that bridge several times during our travels.