Monday, September 14, 2009


Well, like I said in the other Nasi Lemak And Nescafe Tarik blog, which has since expired, I moved to here.

Tak seganas dulu (hehe), but you will find instances and flashes of raw emotions that made Nasi Lemak And Nescafe Tarik the way it was.

After all, I am 40 this year. You know what they say la, life begins at 40....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I am in the process of migrating to my own blog domain at You can read my latest posts there.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Join the Civil Service. After you are confirm in your job start making problems. You will then be offered VSS to leave the service. Take the offer, and with the money given by the Government under VSS, look for other jobs.

What a stupid idea!

The State JPJ Director who got caught committing khalwat and receiving bribes must be smiling from ear to ear. If the VSS is implemented I am sure he will be the first one to apply and I have no doubt it will be approve without reservation.

All this while I thought VSS is about downsizing, saving overhead costs and enhancing efficiency. Boy, was I wrong about that.

And I am sure those who cant wait to get out from Civil Service will finally have the way to do so by making troubles, lots of it. And on their way out, they would be laughing histerically all the way to the bank.

General Order? What General Order?

This is the classic case of the wrong man being chosen to be on top. Wonder what happened to those AP's issue?

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Last Friday, 3 children and their parents perished in a predawn fire in Kluang, Johor.

Its a tragedy every single time things like this happened. Who is to be blamed? The father who had to delay his monthly electricity bill payment so that he can give the money to his other University studying daughters? Tenaga Nasional Berhad who promptly cut the electricity supply to the house because it was not paid on time? The 3 children who ran back into the burning house to help their parents?
On the same note today, The New Straits Times reported that;

The Prime Minister has directed ministries and agencies to submit a quarterly report on the government’s efforts to wipe out poverty.

The prime minister issued the directive at the last cabinet meeting, citing the need to determine the progress of the various poverty eradication programmes.

"We want to know whether we are on track in our efforts to improve the livelihood of the hardcore poor,"

I wonder how much is their electricity bill? Take my monthly bill for comparison. It averages about RM 80.00 per month. And that includes an air condition unit. I am sure the family's bill will be much lower than that and still he cant afford to pay.

I couldn't help but think about the hardcore poor. Could the family above be categorised as hardcore poor? My logical answer is yes. How much is a monthly income of a factory worker? RM 600.00, RM 700.00? With this minuscule earnings he has to support 7 children, which 4 of them are studying in the university. Tell me how can it be enough?

We Malaysians tend to imagine that hardcore poors are those single elderly persons who live in a rundown hut somewhere in the ulu whatever. Its not only them.

I am not exactly sure what kind of method and studies use by the Government to categorise and to determine living standard of a family.

But I don't need sophisticated statistical calculation to conclude that the poverty eradication programme failed miserably.

I just took a long hard look at this very unfortunate family.

Photos from NST and The Star Online

Thursday, August 9, 2007


Last 2 weeks, I contacted my one of my x's who works in Bank Rakyat.

No lah, nothing about rekindling that old flame thing. 2 colleagues of mine wanted to apply for personal loans and I was merely trying to help them.

So I asked Miss X if she can help them. "No problem, I 'll fax everything to you and ask your friends to fill in the forms, attached all the required documents and fax it back to me". I replied "Okay, will do".

I handed over them application form to them and asked them to do what was required and thought nothing about it afterwards.

Until today. Miss X called me.

Miss X :"Akula, I have deposited RM 100.00 in your account today"
Akula : " Huh? What for?

My mind was scrambling trying to figure it out. Why she did that? I silently thought.

Akula: "Did you owe me money when we dated?"
Miss X: "Yeah right. No lah, its your introducer fee for recommending my Bank to your colleagues. RM 50.00 per person. Your friends loan was approved".
Akula: "Whew! Seriously?"
Miss X : "Yes"
Akula : "Thats cool. Thanks dear, bye"
Miss X : "Bye"

Its a pleasant surprise. Earned RM 100.00 by doing nothing. My 2 colleagues also informed me that their loans were approved a day after they sent in the application. And the best thing was, they don't have to go to the Bank to sign the agreement. Instead, the Bank representative's came to the office to seal the deal. Now, that's what I call excellent services.

7 minutes after that I smsed her : "Could you please send the application forms again. I don't have any copies with me". To which she replied :"Don't quit your day job, okay".

She read my mind.

P/s : BTW, I can be contacted at if you guys ever need a personal loan. Hehehe.

Monday, August 6, 2007


"Anwar a traitor to Malay cause, says Khairy"

“Anwar is a puppet of the United States and the Jews, thus he must be hounded until there is no more place for him to run to,” he told a state Umno Youth gathering on Wednesday night.

Statements like this reminded me of the days when Anwar was sacked from the Government. If I remember it correctly, the then Prime Minister also called Anwar a traitor and more. I dont know how KJ got his information, but accusation without solid supporting proof remains just like that, accusation.

Its the same when KJ himself was accused as being the figure who actually runs the country instead of the PM. With no solid evidence, it too remains as just an accusation.

Oh well, I guess, only the accused knows how to accuse someone else.

I am sure Karam Singh Walia, (with animated hand movements) will excitedly remarks "Hanya jauhari yang kenal manikam" if he is a political journalist.

The thing is, was it not KJ who immediately went to meet Anwar after his release from prison to help the former secure his passport?

There goes his credibility down the toilet.

With facts like that, tell me why I should even consider his statements.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


In case you missed it.

"Anonymous said...

Akula, my daughter's operation went off quite well, despite losing so much blood. Her spine is now corrected and she will be in the ward for the next 3 weeks. Recuperation will take another 6 months. I have you to thank to make the operation possible. A true friend. I will blog about it later. The name of the sickness is Adolescent Idiophatic Scoliosis. Statistics shows it infects every 1 in 5 girls nowadays. Thank you again for the thought and adding it to your blog. Thank you also to the other friends in this blog. "

The father requested me to pass his thanks to you guys for your good wishes and prayers.

I published the above comment from the girl's father as a proof that the `Hero' song was not dedicated to my x's.

You are all I need - Motley Crue came to mind if I ever wanted to do that.:)


The recent announcement of over US 60 billion military aid packages by the US for the Middle Eastern countries namely Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE made me think that it looks like they are getting ready for war. Never mind the fact that this entire region's history and formation of modern borders were carved out in blood.

Add that with these facts. Al Qaeda and Osama Ben Laden are still loose somewhere in Waziristan. The Iranians remains steadfastly insistent in procuring and advancing their nuclear ambitions. And their brethren in Iraq now controlled the government after its Sunni coalition partner quits. Imagine if Musharraf, the Pakistani president, fails to survive the next assassination attempt on his life, thus creating a power struggle within the country, which its nuclear warheads will be at last within the grasp of the fanatics. US and its allies can't do a damn thing other than being a sitting duck magnet inviting attacks from whoever are willing enough.

Chilling facts.

And Malaysian politicians worries about bloggers and flight delays?

Something is definitely wrong somewhere.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


This is my one hundreth post.


As I mentioned in my first ever posting in this blog, this is my 26th attempt. I am happy I managed to stick to this one and wrote regularly.

Yeah I know la, some of the posts were cheesy, but hey, I am not a trained writer. (Cheesy or not, those posts are counted too :)

Of course, like everybody else, I am doing this part time but blogging made me more aware about things that happened around me, as a result, I listened more to conversations and paid close attention to news articles.

Readers have increased tremendously since the first post and hopefully it will soon hit the 5,000 mark. Back then I felt unsure whether people will actually read what I posted. Thanks to you guys for coming back again and again. A special thank you to Mr. Hobo and Mr. Incognito for being the first 2 to visit this blog.

Okay, since I will not receive any Pulitzer for this one hundredth post, I am off to my favourite teh tarik joint to have my nasi lemak (with rendang ayam) and nescafe tarik to celebrate.

And I am not inviting.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


These past few days, I have been receiving emails asking me which political party in Malaysia I am affiliated with.

Hmmm. Oklah, let me make this public.


Some thought I support the Opposition. Sorry to disappoint you guys. The Opposition front couldnt get their act together since Independence. They are in disarray, accusing their so called partners this and that and all kind of shit. How do you expect them to run a country if they cant even put their alliance in order? Past performances? Well, its ups and downs. And the `Ustaz Ashaari' thing for me is definately a turn off (if you get what I mean). BTW, I did once ask an opposition die hard supporter who was yelling enthusiastically. Whats the reformasi is all about? Erm, mmm is all he could come up with. If he cannot explain to me about the basis of his party's struggles for an outsider like me, then what? I dont want to yell reformasi at the top of my lungs aimlessly and risk my ass just because its the cool thing to do. Nope, not for me.

What about the ruling coalition? Tempting, yes. But again, the `Ustaz Ashaari' syndrome. Almost cult like. A leader can do no wrong seems to be everybody's favourite principle they hold dear to their heart. Harking back on history also seems to be on everyone's lips of broken record recycled theme whenever its speech time. Threats, intimidation, legalize bribery (the most recent one in Ijok) are the accepted norms of campaigning. Ruling the country for the past 50 years made them feel invincible and the term absolute power corrupts absolutely bear no meaning at all.

So what choice do I have left? Like I mentioned before.