Wednesday, January 25, 2006

FireAngel returns and overthrows Aragorn

There are two kinds of people on the Net: those who have heard of FireAngel, and those who have not. It's the return of the Queen! Tolkien shall be revived from the dead and write a trilogy on this. No, tri-tri-bilogy!

What have people said?
- Kenny Sia needs to re-register his IC at NRD (change of religion)
- When Michael Ooi says 'Nice', you better believe it or else
- Mossie suddenly became a Royalist
- Swifty lost inspiration (such is her power that it leaves people speechless and thoughtless)
- Viewtru is celebrating the return of the phoenix
- Lainie is screaming in ecstasy

She's back into blogging! Gogogo

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Streamyx is going bonkers currently

As I am typing this, several international sites are unaccessible.

Read post at Low Yat for a quick remedy.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Some major confusion here

A neutral observer might be scratching his head in confusion over what is going on currently. All this talk of Article 121 (1A). This is not easy as in most debates, the article in question is rarely cited. Here it is:

1. Subject to Clause (2) the judicial power of the Federation shall be vested into High Courts of co- ordinate jurisdiction and status, namely-
(a) one of the States of Malaya, which shall be known as the High Court in Malaya and shall have its principle registry in Kuala Lumpur; and

Strange. Very strange. I am wondering whether I am looking at the correct article!

And there's a new case, almost similar to Moorthy. Except the deceased is a Malay and a Buddhist (I believe Utusan might have got confused over 'Buddhist' and 'traditional Chinese religion'. What will the Sharia court ruling? That she is not a Muslim, or she is still a Muslim? Perhaps this might be the next controversy.

For those wanting the non-Muslim point of view, Reverend Wong Kim Kong's interview in Mingguan Malaysia today might shed some light. I urge all to follow logic and not emotions, or there will be more cracks in the nation.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Breaking news: biggest butterfly discovered

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Bigger than the truck, mind you! The butterfly in question is the Rajah Brooke butterfly (Trogonoptera brookiana). Picture shot in Sarawak Museum grounds.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Article 153 of the Constitution Featured on Wikipedia

Article 153 of the Malaysian Constitution is on Wikipedia's (English) Main page. Now, whether this is a good thing or a bad thing...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ambal (Bamboo Clam)

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I remember having my first taste of ambal a few years back. We bought quite a number near a canal lock in Asajaya, Samarahan. Ambal (bamboo clam) looks suspicously like something, bu that doesn't deter people from being a fan to this lovely edible molluscs.

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Catching these guys is an art. You can't simply walk down the beach and have a go at catching these critters, you must have a life of catching ambals to learn it.

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If you can't cook, you have someone else cook for you. I believe that most sea food restaurants in Kuching serve ambals, but I haven't tatsted the restaurant version, just my mother's cooking.

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IMHO, best steamed. Otherwise, there's a curry method.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Screw blogging. I'm outta here.