Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Enough of politikus crap lah.

Ok, today I'll post very typical blog entry la. No boring rants abt politics, classical music and trying to post on "third person view".

1st, pics time!

blogger with flutist Emmanuel Pahud

I went to both day concerts of Berlin Baroque Soloists. And it's the only significant ensemble coming to KLCC this 07/08 season after last June's London Symphony Orchestra, who belted out the unforgettable Star Wars theme as encore which still left me drooling (...).
Anyway, more details in my classical music blog.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pak Lah: King of Sandiwara or a Schizo?

It was not far ago that Badawi gave yet another "revelatory" speech entitled "Lets Face the Truth". He said, “We do not want to pretend and say that everything is okay. We do not want to be in a state of denial. Tell the truth, even if it is painful.” Does he really mean it? Then came contradictory stuff coming out of BN. For one, this year's UMNO General Assembly will not be telecasted live. We all know what happened last year, with racist words spilled out of leaders whom some thought would come from PAS. I read a paper today which the minister quotes that the public can't handle blunt statements coming out from certain speeches. Freaking A right, this year they'll continue to blame the Chinese and waving keris - this time in closed doors.

Secondly is this article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2007/10/14/abdullah-the-new-patron-saint-for-the-truth-that-is-not-the-truth/ Kit Siang quotes an article from Malaysiakini which is baffling to say at least; Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin has told editors not to play up negative news because Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s pledge to “hear the truth” does not apply to the media. Oh maybe this explains;

"Zainuddin then explained that Abdullah’s often repeated pledges of “listening to the truth” were only restricted to government officials and Barisan Nasional leaders so as to assist the cabinet in making decisions. Based on the account by a well-placed source, Zainuddin said Abdullah’s pledge did not mean that the media have the green light to practice unrestrained reporting because certain topics were considered highly sensitive. "

Meanwhile blogger Jeff Ooi seemed to have opened up a can of pWNage on Badawi:


How long must the PM continue to play games on people? Sweet talking all the stuff about integrity, telling truths, tolerence while shit comes out from his butt. Talk about racial tolerance when he closes one eye on his son-in-law making racist statements on Chinese during last year's UMNO general assembly. Talking about transparency and honesty while still suppressing media freedom. The flip-flopping or whatever you call it is turning into a farce.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I suck at teh cello.

The cello sounds gorgeous and plays fun. I discovered the really nasty downside of playing a stringed instrument like that one.

- Farking "A" string SNAPPED today, after asking a friend to tuned it. I just barely replaced it a month ago. Can't blame him though, the only people who can tune the damned thing without snapping the string is my friend Kin keong and my cello teacher Jonathan. For your info I'm using the Jargar string. Shit brand. I asked Jon to get me a better one, most probably Larsson and I hope not to hear him say "Jargar is all I can find". Bloody hell. Prepare to blow one hundred bucks, FUCK.

- It's freaking huge and annoying to carry.

So, you chose to play the CELLO dumbass! Quit bitchin' and get a violin instead.

Me: I hate the violin, it's too damn small for my fingers, sounds like freakin mosquito and the only one who can play the damn thing and not sounding like one is David Oistrakh and I ain't him.

- It's much harder to tune the damn thing compared with my flute (flute?! har har hardy, just push that mouthpiece in and out only mah).

- And it sucks to just depend on your teacher to tune the damn instrument (I'm a damn baby, but I just learned under Jonathan last few months). When the damn thing is out of tune, how can you bloody practise?! I haven't been touching the damn thing since a week, I'm soooooooo fucked.

- I just misplaced my cello-stopper (for your info, the thing that helps to stop the tip or "leg" of the instrument from scratching your precious marble tiles or floor), spend two days trying to find it. If I reaaaallllyyyy lost it, be prepared to blow at least 40 bucks to get a replacement. Can anyone scream FARK for me now?!