My Anthem

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Art Thou a Ramblin' Rose?

If thou art one, you are in good company.
Desi enjoys some rambling too...
But just a word of cayution -- Don't venture into rarified terrotry -- you might land up being a target of an ex-PM and his cronies...

But if that croonie was of RC orde, it's okay as he/she would be sympathetic -- and know your rambling is called serenading.

Ramblin Rose
Nat King Cole Lyrics

Ramblin' rose, ramblin' rose
Why you ramble, no one knows

Wild and wind-blown, that's how you've grown
Who can cling to a ramblin' rose?

Ramble on, ramble on
When your ramblin' days are gone
Who will love you with a love true
When your ramblin' days are through?

Ramblin' rose, ramblin' rose
Why I want you, heaven knows
Though I love you with a love true
Who can cling to a ramblin' rose?

One more time, everybody, now

Ramblin' rose, ramblin' rose
Why I want you, heaven knows
Though I love you with a love true
Who can cling to a ramblin' rose?

Who are the roses out there, on this vast human landscape breaking hearts as iconic inspiration for Ray Charles' lament on his Rambling Rose?

Maybe it's not a person, could IT be the system?
Could IT be your Government -- you fellows abroad tell Desi!

When The Star frontpage greeted Desi with this headline, I almost broke into proFUNity, but there were many kids around. Compare the news extracts with Desi's substitution,

Poor pay keeping best brains away

Desi's substitution:
The race-based politics driving and keeping best brains away

Secong point as reported by The Star
"...and an obession with world-record breaking..."

Desi's adding:... led by many misguided national leaders who obviously were on interested in promoting themselves, not national, or international, interests.
Recall: DPM handing the Jalur Gemilang to an A-team ready to fly to drape a giant-sized Malaysia' Flag over the Pyramid in Egpyt, even before getting the permission of the host government!
What arrogance in assuming the Egyptian government would agree with a Third World mentality that the targeted "task" would amounto to an international feat worthy of a record recognition?

Desi would not go further on this news report because he deemed it an exercise in futility.
The Government' s efforts in doing this survey in the first place, as in previous exercises to attract back Malaysians abroad to serve the NegaraKu, would prove useless because the intention and mechanics were suspect in the first place.
When a scientist conducts an experiment, he must make safe and well grounded assumptions.
But this Government has made many false assumptions and premises, even promoting myths, and I believe my ER know what Desi has been writing about relating to this matter, so I won't bore thee travelling that patth again. It also spoils our AP-petite, and we don't have the right AP, do we?

So my opinion on the Star report~~
Not sincere. Not committed. Brainless.
The Government need not agree. I'm just an ordinary citizen rambling on a Lazy, Hazy Sunday.

Now I'm done with Politics -- which would turn your hair white faster than you can say WHF! so don't indulge too much in P -- let's turn this INTER:LUDE to some Ramblings in Verse, can, so I can adjourn for a good dinner?

From, A Poem A Day

The Primer
by Christina Davis

She said, I love you.

He said, Nothing.

(As if there were just one
of each word and the one
who used it, used it up).

In the history of language
the first obscenity was silence.

DESIDERATA: But obscenities, like rambling, are indeed therapeutic after all. Fair, may not be compleatly justified.

Earlier in my ramblinmg at a fewllow Blogger's place in response to olde schoool romatising ala-Wordsworth, Browning and Keats, Desi was in a naughty, even rascally mood, mode? penning tis based on his updated knowledge of what's into the 3G generation, and what? SPG, and the Bangsar yuppies!

So take this with a opich of salt -- off course, it won't go wella with your CON BF if you're steal having one at this late hour (It's 6.50PM as I update this):

from an UN-Coy predator

but modern man has no time
to stand and stare
miss, i have the dime
thy beaut bod tonite can spare?

pick them up at yuppies haunt
bangsar, holiday villa
open up one's purse, answer all her wont
like Instant coffee,
Ecstasy comes with the IceCream vanilla

tonight's already too far into the day
let's hit the hay -- not wait for May
that's the month for dumd asses like Wordsworth
DreamersI mayhaps some foolish Daisie

I want thy curvy body how
I've the time,
and it's NOW
You can have my dime
Sextify me, sanctify me,
with a wOw

(9:10 AM, April 26, 2006)


It did not take 1-1/2months, and frankly, also proves that sometimes
Leopards can lose a spot or two.

Maybe not, it's just anothing Ramblin' Thorn--
I don't know -- Isn't MICA a component of the Barisan Nasional?
You tell me, I'm politically miss-informed. I'm jest another Rambling r...,

From The SundayStar
April 30, 2006

ASM shares went to the rich, says Samy

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is up in arms over the recent sale of Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) shares, claiming that it was dominated by the rich.

The reason why the one billion shares had been snapped up in less than two hours, he said, was that several rich buyers had bought them up in bulk.

“There should have been fair distribution of the shares, particularly for the Indian community.

“The shares that went that day made the rich richer and the poor poorer in terms of opportunities,” Samy Vellu said.

The Indian community, he said, needed the shares to improve their income.

“But at the rate things are going, should the Government decide to launch another round of ASM shares, they will still not have a chance to buy the shares,” he said after chairing a central working committee at MIC headquarters here yesterday.

Samy Vellu, who is also Works Minister, said although the shares were sold on the open market, the poor should have been given a chance to buy them.

He said he planned to lead a delegation soon to see Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to present a document on the “unfair distribution” of ASM shares.

He said he would also present a document to the Prime Minister on the MIC's programmes for the development of socio-economic activities for the Indian community.

Samy Vellu said studies done by the MIC on the economic performance of Indians showed a significant drop in equity holdings from 1.5% in 2000 to 1.2% in 2004.

“One of the reasons for this was slow equity development – the Indians' equity holdings went up by 5.6% against 12.4% for the Chinese and 12.4% for bumiputras,” he said.

PPS: Wonder if Pak Lah will have a word or two with his Vocal-ist Minister?As Howsy would croon: Ayo-yo Sami...


howsy said...

Hey, I don't croon Aiyoyo Samy, but I say "Semi Value" :P

And you know what? Actually I wanted to blog about this brain drain 'survey' and would be interested in looking at the results 'at page 15'. But just some certain party-dominated UKEC cocked up with Choi Tuck Woo...they want publicity mah...hell, I didn't even know about the survey! Not sure how many people had actually participated in the survey, but I actually have more website hits compared to their claiming to 'represent thousands of Malaysian students'!

Thank you for listening to my rantings and have a good May Day ahead! :P

Primrose said...

Can I be one of the (prim)roses? Definitely a ramblin' rose. :)

Fashionasia said...

the 'pay' part is not as funny as the 'obsession with world record breaking' reason!! haha...thats a good one.
worlds longest yee-sang....worlds largest pizza....watever they can think of u name it!! oh...that reminded me of a story i once participated in an attempt of record breaking myself...except that i did not volunteer for it la...was coax to'd prob make a post of it someday.. :>

desiderata said...

now he's raised that to semi-value + 10% fighting for his I-community early in the day when the Cows have gone into another (foreign?) pasture.

Thanks for your "research" on foreign shores re: UKEC and some cocking up. Hope your gun/s are still firing. ("Api! Api!")

Certain parties l;ike to claim they "represent thousands of Malaysian students" -- like their poltical masters-lah claiminmg this and that hiding behind some sarongs.

Hey, art thou YB ahli MICA (cmobo of MIC and MCA!) Club in London -- show some inItiative-lah, maybe can get a Latuk! and that Latin beaut would follow!:):) Make it TWO!

desiderata said...

hi a prime(e)rose:

You fit the bill to a T! I hesitated on "you fit the bill to an f! but there were kids like Howsy abound!)
Now, who's PAYing?

desiderata said...


I'm hungry (an Angry man is a hungry man-na!)--art thou PAYing?

Hey, I'd like to hear about your rekod-breaking (S)experience...hope I'm not barking up that TREE -- plucking that Apple and tempting Evel..., ''member?

Hey, to all my ER:

Happy May Day!
I have a song to croon for thee
(Reprise no doubt, but still
Sentimental Me:)

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