My Anthem

Monday, November 23, 2015

In Daytime, Harsh Realities BURN...

assuming that you still having a caring, hearing HEArt

MY heart burns
as Malsia's CLUELESS CEO bask'd in the international gathering's spotlight
BASKING< salivating in the shadows of real giants like Obama, Xi JinPing
Showing Asian host willing to donate BIG sums
to make a success of such showoff meetings
AS 1MDB shenanigans are burried under luxury hotels' carpets
And FORGETTING THat a PM_in-WAitin'
that has been OPposition LEADer
Is lockedup in chains and tiny cell
AS the body withers in darkdaytimes

NNO doctor in the house to attend to his bodily ills

Malsians, I pity you if you belonged to that 48PERCENT
of voters who backed UMNO-backed BArisan Nasional

YOU are equally responsible riding thei slippery train down
that slippery slope to the ABYSS
WHen GE!4 cometh around, I pray you would've woken up
FRom thy CLueless STupour
IN this makebelieve land I renama MALsia.
O' LOrd, save us from CLueless CEOS all around
EXpanding their personal wealth
and making the citizens more and more clueless

MY only escape is to enter into the sweet embrace
WHEN my buddies who understand my language
ANswer my call
THAnk you, you knwo
WHO Thou art
MAy the GoOD LOrd bless us all
and gift us blissfull eight hours of sleep
AWay from falsehood and the charm of a Charlatan Clueless CEO

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Midnight Voice Softly Thinking Aloud About MUrder, what else!:) -- PART2

CONSIDER Todie4's writeup as a naturale followup to that of Wednesday, November 11, 2015, hence my breaking my HI(LO)atus break because I want to share wit' YOU my enjoyable sup'per lust midnitie wit' CYBILL SHEPHERD, in BLack&WHite sumAMore!! ALSO< lots of DDC, DaDEsiCOde -- if you wanna no more, go seekout MS HElen. a fiercely loyal disciple of my COde which she totled me as equivaliant to DaVInciCOode in its hiDaes!

YEs, don't you get jeles! -- I'm into CREATIVE WritHEs, away from sopo wwaannss becos the latter don't no pay my mountaining bills. When I kept a DATE wit' my fave detective MAddie HAyes, more delectable delicious and diabolical than Sherlock HOlmes and HErcule POisrot -- wit' warmest apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha CHristieM -- as an  escapade even a dreAMywan, to B&W moviedom can be HEAvenly, especially when I imagine myself as a detective in another world!

IF  thou art a olde movie fan, go to Ch 720 HITS, at 10.00AM, an hour 29minutes from now, to watch MOOnlighting SEAson1 Epcsode 8(?) whihc I had a spesial preview lust midnight; only meself YL CHOng the newsdog, and DEsiderata, the writHEr sometimes Shylock HOme...:) OR :(


(a) INTRO by the "late" Orson WElles, then steal very much ALivE!

(b) B7W dreams sequence lusting 22(?)minutes -- you set you stop-watch FI YPOU WATCH IT LATER aT 10PAGe OK! -- themed "steAmy DREAmSEQuence -- always rings TWICE"

Lustly, COS it's MURDER, Again, DEja VU many times/dimes over ... as DEsi has got MAddie HAYes as companion-detective in mind since DR What'sOn has gone away for a HIATUS IN the CArryOnBean, joining dat fella PIrate JOhnnnnny Deeeeep LOST In the se7en CcccccC.

UPDATe finito 8.44AM, YL, DEsi, knotTYaSsusualTYaSsusual

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In the Arms of the Angel: A DED(S)Ication to ALL WHO BELIEVE.........

Amid the carnage and tragedy that befell PARIS THE past 48hours felt throughout the word, DESi would not pretend he could fathom the depths of anguish and despair of those who had LOST FAMILY MEMBERS or/and CLOSE  BUDDIES in the IS ATTACKS LAST FRIDAY NIGHT, with 129 reported dead and 99 critically injured and a few hundred more suffering less critical wounds. 

For those who survive to tell the tale, here's DEsi's belief expressed through a song to show that THEY HAD HAD BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY A GUARDIAN ANGEL. I pray all my friends and familities are also watched over by their angel, 25/7. Amen: YL, DEsi


In The Arms Of The Angel Lyrics

"In The Arms Of The Angel" was written by Sarah Mc Lachlan.
Send "In The Arms Of The …" Ringtone to your Mobile
Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There's always some reason
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
Or a beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
Let me be empty
Oh and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight
In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here
So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference
Escaping one last time
It's easier to believe
In this sweet madness
Oh this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees
In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

Read more: Sarah McLachlan - In The Arms Of The Angel Lyrics | MetroLyrics

DESIDERATA's  special note to dear ESteemedReaders: I am taking an indefinite HIATUS -- the third time in my 10years-plus of blogging - maybe I need to follow my POET-MENtor MAx Ehrmann's advice: "GO placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peAce there may be in SILENCE." JUst add that IT's just ADieu, and NOT GoodBYE. ~~ YL Desi
@11.37PM Sunday 15 November 2015

Do the Terrorist Attacks in PAris on Friday the 13th Show WW3 has started?

I watched CNN< BBC and Aljazeera break the news Saturday morning in NegaraKU on the IS ATTACKS AT six points in PARIS< and several FRench leaders had later declared WAR IS ON; and the Pope was reported to have stated that "WOrld WAr THree has started".

I too have the partially feeling that WWIII started in January when the IS attacked CHarlie Hebdo; now the present incident had witnessed a COORDINATED FRONT OF the ISlamic STAte in action by seven SUICIDE BOMBERS WITH SIMILAR EXPLOSIVE_LOADED VESTS. ANd the FRench PUblic Prosecutor aleady noted the concerted effort spanned possibly across a few European country borders, with three arrests already been made in ...... from where a "black car" found at one scene originated.  Six areas within the short span of ONE HOUR from about 9.10PM FRench time on FRiday, with the biggest number of fatalities of about 80 at the THEATRE featuring an AMErican band. It would have been  an unimaginable disaster of more bodies HAD ONE OF THE ATTACKERS ENTERED THE FOOTBALL STADIUM WHERE a game was going on, with the FRench PResident leaving the venue (obviously first informed of the initial bomb-attacks).

DESi hopes GOOD SENSE WIll prevail, and MUSlim brethren worldwide across race and political divides  value the humankind and humanity and can be relied on to influence the course of history by ingforces to SToP THE ISLAMIC STATE ThreAT In The LOng Haul.

FRom the


Published: Sunday November 15, 2015 MYT 11:30:00 AM
Updated: Sunday November 15, 2015 MYT 2:19:21 PM

World shows solidarity, tightens security after Paris attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - World leaders responded to deadly attacks in Paris with defiant pledges of solidarity and Europe tightened security after Islamic State said it was behind an assault by gunmen and bombers that left at least 129 dead in the French capital.
From Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin and across Europe and the Middle East, leaders expressed their condolences to French President Francois Hollande who said the attacks amounted to an act of war against France.
After the worst bloodshed in France since the end of World War Two, European neighbours including Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Italy increased security. France temporarily imposed border controls.
British Prime Minister David Cameron used French to express his solidarity after calling Hollande.
"Shocked, but resolute. In sorrow, but unbowed. My message to the French people is simple: Nous sommes solidaires avec vous. Nous sommes tous ensemble. We stand with you. United," Cameron said.
London monuments including the London Eye and Tower Bridge were lit up in the red, white and blue of the French tricolour, as were Sydney's Opera House, the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan, the Senate building in Mexico City, One World Trade Centre in New York and several other global landmarks.
The deadliest attack on Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings laid bare Islamic State's capability to strike at the heart of Europe and the difficulty of monitoring the movements of militants intent on killing.
It also triggered a debate on Europe's refugee policies and the failures of Western policy in Syria.
"This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share," Obama said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed Obama, saying "our free life is stronger than terror."
New York, Los Angeles, Boston and other cities in the United States bolstered security. Law enforcement officials said the beefed-up police presence was precautionary rather than a response to any specific threats.
On Saturday in New York, hundreds of people including Mayor Bill de Blasio gathered for a vigil at Washington Square Park. Some of the crowd held signs of a peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower at its centre.
At dusk, the city was planning to light the square's landmark arch in the blue, white and red of the French flag.
Roya Hegdahl, a 21-year-old Columbia University student from Seattle, stood with a French flag draped around herself and her French roommate.
"I have a lot of anxiety about how the world will react to the situation because in these moments it's easy to act out of fear and anger, which often doesn't lead to the best decision- and policy-making," Hegdahl said.
New York police marshalled about 200 officers and dozens of vehicles at Times Square in a show of force reminiscent of exercises staged in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre.
In Los Angeles, the second-largest U.S. city, police stepped up patrols at concerts and other places with large crowds.
About three dozen people gathered outside the Islamic Centre of America in Dearborn, Michigan, to mourn the attack in Paris and bombings in Lebanon this week that killed 43 people. Dearborn has one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in the United States.
"I would encourage people to look more into Islam and what Islam is all about before they judge and say, that was a Muslim attack," said Nisreen Salame, one of those at the vigil.
Western security sources said the attack on Paris was one of the "nightmare" scenarios for police forces: several well-planned attacks with advanced weaponry on unarmed civilian revellers across a densely populated capital.
The attacks included explosions outside a stadium where the French and German men's national football teams were playing an international match.
The U.S. National Football League said it would increase security and beef up law enforcement presence at stadiums this weekend as a precaution.
Islamic State militants said the attack was designed "to teach France, and all nations following its path, that they will remain at the top of Islamic State’s list of targets".
Hollande said the attack was planned outside France but carried out with internal help.
Western security sources said the porous nature of Europe's internal borders allowed freer movement of advanced weaponry and potential attackers, including those who have travelled to Syria, across Europe.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the Netherlands would tighten security at its borders and airports, and said the Dutch were "at war" with Islamic State.
Belgium imposed additional frontier controls on road, rail and air arrivals from France. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel asked Belgians on Saturday not to travel to Paris unless necessary.
“Border control is absolutely critical,” said Anthony Glees, director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham.
“They can reinstate border controls so they know who is in their country, they know who leaves their country and they know where they’ve been if they leave their country.”
European Union leaders said that such attacks could not divide Europe.
But Poland's European affairs minister designate said after the attacks in Paris, Warsaw would not be able to accept migrants under European Union quotas.
In September, Poland backed a European Union plan to share out 120,000 refugees, many of them fleeing the war in Syria, across the 28-nation bloc.
The attacks have sparked a debate in Germany on Merkel's refugee policy and how to get a better overview of the people entering the country.
(Additional reporting by Alastair Macdonald in Brussels, Mark Hosenball in Washington, Lena Masri and Roselle Chen in New York and Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles,; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall, Bernard Orr and David Gregorio)



Published: Sunday November 15, 2015 MYT 8:56:00 AM
Updated: Sunday November 15, 2015 MYT 10:22:43 AM

Paris attacks: KL Tower lights up in solidarity with France

The KL Tower was lit up in blue, red and white in solidarity with France.
The KL Tower was lit up in blue, red and white in solidarity with France.
PETALING JAYA: The blue, white and red colours of France's national flag were projected onto the Kuala Lumpur Tower on Saturday night, in the wake of a series of terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people.
"To show our concern and support to France, KL Tower lights up with red, blue and white for one minute every hour," read the caption on MenaraKL Instagram's photo of the lit tower.
It said the colours would be projected from midnight to 7am, Sunday.
The KL Tower was among landmarks the world over which were lit up in solidarity with France.
Sydney's Opera House, The London Eye, Stockholm's Ericsson Globe Arena, Madrid City Hall, Shanghai's Oriental Pearl TV Tower and New York's One World Trade Center were among the structures lit up with the colours of France's flag.
On Friday night, militants and suicide bombers launched attacks at restaurants, a concert hall and a stadium in Paris.
The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying bombers with bomb belts and machine guns targeted "carefully planned" locations in the city.


First run French newspaper front pages after Paris attack

"This time it's war," declared the Le Parisien daily, as France's media reacted with horror but determination after Friday's wave of attacks that left at least 120 people dead.
Centre-right daily Le Figaro took up a similar theme, splashing with the headline "War in central Paris" amid scenes of carnage at several locations in the French capital.
Sports daily L'Equipe splashed the one word "L'Horreur" — "Horror" — across a black front page.
Many papers called for unity in the country that is still reeling from jihadist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January that claimed 17 lives.
"In the name of the true martyrs of yesterday, the innocent victims and in the name of the Republic, France will be able to stay united and stand together," said Le Parisien.
The "terrorist barbarism" has crossed a "historic line," said the head of the left-leaning Liberation daily, calling for France to stay resolute.
"It is impossible not to link these bloody events with the battles raging in the Middle East. France is playing its part there. It must continue to do so without blinking," wrote Laurent Joffrin in an editorial.
Papers immediately made the link between the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine that claimed 17 lives in January, spawning an outpouring of solidarity around the Twitter hashtag #jesuischarlie (I am Charlie).
"We were Charlie. We are Paris!" wrote the Republique des Pyrenees regional daily.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

An observant writer at whom I have neglected to visit

     DESi hopes THOU ART KNOT OVERWHELMED By this topic of DEAth by foul means I have been spending mush time on with DPP, so todie, I divert my course to less dark alleys:~~~


     FIRST,  on a light-hearted note, OR In lighter vein, an item about my favourite scientist, ALbert Einstein:~~~


"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people
Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.
When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools
Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Einstein and his Theory of Relativ...

Einstein was born March 14, 1879. He would be 132, on his next birthday, if he were alive today. Few people remember that the Nobel Prize winner married his cousin, Elsa Lowenthal, after his first marriage dissolved in 1919. At the time he stated that he was attracted to Elsa because she was so well endowed.

He postulated that if you are attracted to women with large breasts, the attraction is even stronger if there is a DNA connection.

This came to be known as ...

Einstein's Theory of "Relative Titty."

Oh, quit groaning! I don't write this shit, I received it from my warped friend. Anyway, it beats the political crap.

SECOND, BAck to serious BIZNurse:~~~

AN to think once upon a time, MAlaysians were on par with the leading nations', including GReat BRitain now not so greAt, like MAnglish, DEsi sighs at 8AM In the moURnin', knot a good start:(~~~



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Doctors with a poor grasp of English

I think sometimes, ignorance is bliss. Many years ago, in the 60s, we had faith in our local GP or any doctor in a hospital. We took their advice and prescriptions without any doubt about their qualifications or experience. I can still remember being told by our local GP that I was anaemic and given iron tablets, without any blood test, certainly not those comprehensive ones which we have today.

With the internet, everybody seems to know more than their doctors, or at least they appear to be so when they question them on specific opinions given. With more information on treatments available as well as news about doctors' mistakes in diagnosis or treatment, when in doubt many people seek second opinion. The mistakes, in terms of percentage of total treatment could be miniscule, but blown out of proportions because doctors generally are held in such high regard that they are assumed to be infallible.

But doctors are only human. They can be affected by personal problems too. Their knowledge depends on which university they graduated from, their practical experience exposed to in real life situations, as well as their continuing professional education. The standard of medical expertise is far from standard, because the standard of universities vary from low to very high. It also depends on the professors and medical equipment available at the time of study or training, and this depends on when a doctor graduated from the university. Then we have to consider the personal attributes of the doctor, whether he has the aptitude as well as passion to be one, instead of having pleased his or her parents in taking a medical course. In Chinese, doctors' wish to heal people is compared with that of parents in wishing for the well being of their child.

In the USA, doctors had been sued large sums in damages and compensation for their mistakes. This has led to some doctors refusing to attend to emergency cases in public. They refuse to identify themselves in order to avoid problems later. Some doctors even studied law to better prepare themselves in such eventualities!

We are used to doctors' illegible prescriptions. Now we have to contend with some who have poor grasp of English, which does not inspire confidence in their medical knowledge. Add to that, the possibility of miscommunication and meanings lost in translation, it can be risky when seeking medical treatment. By the way, for many years, I thought 'hati' means 'heart' in Malay, when in fact, means 'liver'. Just imagine a Chinese with 'sum thoong' told the doctor, 'hati saya sakit'.

Medical treatment is not equal, with majority queuing at government hospitals while those who can afford get specialists of their choice at private medical centres.

Let's just assume the importance of English in medical knowledge because most western medicine are written in English text, and this has been reinforced by the increasing use and reliance on information technology. Doctors who ignore English medical information will miss out on most of the recent advancement in treatment and discoveries. I must qualify this by stating that there are excellent medical research and reports in other languages like Chinese, Russian, Japanese and so on. But to our Malaysian medical graduates, they are not likely to be well versed in those languages, unless trained in those countries. China or Taiwan trained Malaysian doctors are likely to be better than say Russia or Japan trained if based on proficiency in language because those Malaysians are likely to have had Chinese education locally. In India, English is the medium of instruction. Doctors practising in Malaysia are professionally qualified within the country as well as from different countries, accredited by our Malaysian Medical Association. MMA decides who can practise medicine in Malaysia.

Our choice of medical treatment is basically between government and private, the former being cheapest but known for longer queues, while the latter can be had quicker if one is prepared to pay for it. There is also the option available for overseas treatment which is for those who can really afford it. For some, the unexpected astronomical costs could have made them bankrupt. This reminds me of a joke, 'The bad news is chemo can kill you before cancer does. The good news is the medical bills can kill you before chemo.'

There is a common complaint that if you are covered by medical insurance, the medical centres often charge double that of those without. One reason could be because insurance companies insist on at least a night's stay before an insured can claim from them. One specialist jokingly told a patient who asked, that he should think of it as being charged half the normal fee because he is paying as a private person instead of an insurance company!

Most times, our decision is also based on recommendation from relatives or friends who have had the experience of the treatments of various ailments in different hospitals. Well known specialists qualified from well known universities abroad are likely to be top on the list of choice, depending on affordability. Even those graduated from lesser universities but with extensive experience and exposure are well sought after.

In other words, medical treatments are not equal. It depends on affordability, qualification and experience of the doctor or specialist, medical equipment in the hospital, quality of supporting medical staff, and so on.

From stories heard from those who have relatives or friends who had underwent treatments in various hospitals, the success of treatment could be due to chance! The right diagnosis with the right treatment could ensure fast recovery. Mistakes leading to deaths had happened before, due to one or combination of different factors. Without proper examination and knowledge of the background of patient's medical history, wrong medication could lead to serious and even fatal consequences. Mistakes could happen simply due to carelessness or even lack of knowledge in treating a specific ailment. Some general practitioners are unwilling to admit their own limitations and only refer their patients to specialists until too late.

Just imagine, without the problem of lack of proficiency in English, medical treatment is already a minefield out there. Now, we can expect the additional problems relating to communication, as well as the lack of medical knowledge because some who did not deserve to qualify, probably did so. I think it is sound advice to seek a second opinion if there is any doubt about the first.