My Anthem

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Some Blogosphere residents think there is a lot of SANDIWARA going on in Bolehland. Anmd who's to dismiss them -- there has been lots of wayang, opera and shadow play going on for decades, year after year, so much so the citizenry has firts become confused, then tired, then nonchalant, then RESIGNED TO IT ALL.

This is a dangerous affliction. Being resigned to the fact ... that we can't do anything about it. Just saty on the sidewalk ...

The current headline grabbing thingy which some parties also see as some sort of "Sandywar" -- in theatrical language that mGf Howsy (planning a Musical!) and Desi have been resorting to -- to divert the Rakyat's attention from the economic/business scene, the latter being quite distressing -- petrol price rise, power rate hike, transport charges and hawker's food also rising in tandem (the Ministers adopt the stance of the Three Monkeys...if you wanna ask Desi what this is, you aren't no mGf, get outa here!:(

So Desiderata this morn will assemble

to enable my ER to have a good understanding of what the issue is about, and where it's heading. And where we the people are headed as far as how the nation's police enforcement impacts on us in our lives. The extracts from the various newspapers only show the initial paras, and Readers are we;ll advised to spend time reading the originals. Desi will highlight some key points and the Players involved in the ongoing saga of the "protest or rebellion" going on among the subordinate ranks of the Royal Malaysian Police Force. The show does not end with closing of the Bloggers' writes.

From the nation's Numero Uno, the Sun, page 2:~~~~~~~

Not true feelings
of majority: PM

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the views of a minority group in the police force objecting to the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) did
not reflect the feelings of the majority.

Without going into details, Abdullah, who is also Internal Security Minister,
said matters regarding the proposed IPCMC were still being reviewed by
the Attorney-General's (A-G) Chambers.

Speaking to reporters after attending the Public Sector's Worker's Day Celebration today (May 30, 2006), Abdullah said the A-G's office was still gathering feedback from the people and the police.

"The people want a police force which is efficient, good, credible and well-respected. What is being done is for the betterment of the police force."

Back to the Frontpage, an assortment of views:

'I think the public appreciates
what the police do and the difficulties
and challenges they go through.
The IPCMC does not undermine the IGP's
authoprity but would instead help
ensure the police have a high standard.'
-- Ambiga Sreenevasan
vice-chairperson of the
Malaysian Bar Council

'Threatening to allow crime to rise
is utterly irresponsible and a complete
surrender of the moral and legal authority
of the police. Those who can even entertain (the thought)
of allowing crime to rise and put property
and public safety at risk as a mark of protest
should either resign or be sacked for such
selfish and anti-national interests attitude.'
--DAP secretary-general
Lim Guan Eng


Next we hear it also from Page 2, theSun:~~~~~~~

Police under fire

The response of police officers to the proposed
Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC)
has come under fire from various quarters, some of whom described
it as a threat against the government and the country.

Being in the civil service, they said, police shopuld not
have said they may allow crime to rise.

"Definitely, it is blackmail! It is unprofessuional for them
to act as such. It should not even cross their mind to do
such things,"
Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) vice-chairman
Tan Sri Simon Sipaun
told the Sun yesterday.


And finally, the Besta from The Star's LOURDES CHARLES, ("Kudos" for the Scoop!)hearing IT from the Man In The Eye Of The Storm, the IGP himself:~~~~~~~

Wednesday May 31, 2006

Police fully behind Government

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Omar has said the posting of the views of the three police associations on the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) on the police website was inadvertent. He reiterated, in an exclusive interview with LOURDES CHARLES, that the Government has the final say in whether the proposed commission is set up.

Pic of Bakri:
(Caption)"I do not run away from my responsibility. As the IGP, I am responsible for the conduct of my men and if there is any mistake, I have to be accountable".

The Star: The public’s perception is that the police force has defied the Prime Minister’s call for the setting up of the IPCMC. What is your comment?

IGP: We are solidly behind the Government and the Government knows it. We are public officers bound by rules and regulations. How can we go against the Government when we are bound by disciplinary rules?

We have a track record that shows we are very loyal to the Government. Whatever that has transpired (the release on the police website confidential details of a meeting between the three associations in the police force with the Prime Minister) should not be interpreted as going against the Government or disloyalty by any member of the police force.

At the meeting, the Prime Minister listened to all the arguments put forward to him by the three associations – the Senior Police Officers Gazetted branch, the Police Officers (Inspectors branch) and the Junior Officers.

The Star:Why does the police force feel so strongly against the setting up of the IPCMC?

IGP: We have in place adequate measures to tackle corruption and other abuses by our men. We already have the Police Force Commission and we have the Anti-Corruption Agency as well as the Tatatertib (disciplinary board) in Bukit Aman. These are effective bodies that look after the force and they have been doing it for years.

We have punished our officers and men without fear or favour. We even send our findings to the Attorney-General’s Chambers which in turn recommended charges against our men. There is also the General Orders that apply to the police force as well.

I do not run away from my responsibility. As the IGP, I am responsible for the conduct of my men and if there is any mistake, I have to be accountable.

The Star: Details of the confidential meeting posted on the police website, was that an act of sabotage?

IGP: It was a genuine mistake. I have investigated and the corporal who uploaded the document admitted she did it without consulting her superior. It was never intended to hurt anyone.

The Star: Were the three associations’ views a representation of the stand taken by the police force?

IGP: The three associations represent all officers and men in the police force and it is the men and officers who make up the force. As such they have the right to express their views as allowed by the Police Act. We cannot form a union, so forming an association is the only avenue for them to speak up on grouses pertaining to service matters.

DESIDERATA: I recommend my ER to invest RM1.20 to read the Interview IN FULL to do justice to LOURDESCHARLES. This interview story and related stories are worth your Cuppa foregone. Desi would have to take three cuppas today, instead of 4, See!

I have both the physical copies of theSun and theStar BUT NOT THE NST (may invest in one later! Now it's down to two cuppas:( Surfing the NST online, I don't see any headlines on the IPCMC. The frontpage lead is on a court story -- still IT'S VERY ARREST-ing as far as Desi is concerned. May I'll pick up datone Tomorrow, WedNURSEday being a DayOfWoe, for some people-lah.NOT MY READERS.

From the eraly days of the ongoing iassue surrounding the Police, Desiderata has made his views known on record. I was signatory number 2339 in the Bar Council's campaign online for citizens' support for the Proposed IPCMC.

I believe in walking the line. Did you when Desi put up the challenge here?
No, don't do a confession at Desi's. When at night you say your Daily Prayers.


to Awe, one and All.


that the IPCMC sees daylight soon.

When you're weary...

Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I'lll dry them all
I'm on your side...

to some of mGf thinking allowed about STOPPING TO BLOG,
for whatever REASON, maybe it's the sate of mind intimated by
Simon&Garfunkel's lyrics reprised above, and I'd try to be
That Assuring Voice...

I respect your decision, but before you take leave,
List' a w'ile to a late bloomer like Desi, rite!

Blogging has been a form of therapy for this modern world living
Stress of an adult putting up with price rise every now and then
Trying level best to put three square meals on da table, with an occasional supper outing
But yes, the stress of IT all can depress, you feel so drained and down that's when
You wanna call IT quits

Desiderata believes his blogoshere travelling companions
Who've come perhaps for a Reason, maybe a Season,
A lucky few who linger for a Lifetime, whatever the wagon
I honestly have told some
You're like angels landing on a May day on my shoulder

And in my vocab, ANGELS NEVER QUIT.

Now sharing Shakespeare's SONNET 18!
Before this lovely month takes leave of us
in enduring another year before
May S-m-i-l-e-S dawn again~~~~~~~

William Shakespeare. 1564–1616

"SHALL I compare thee to a Summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, 5
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd:
But thy eternal Summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; 10
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Along Blogs journey, we also learnt that Some come in
for a Reason, some for a Season, a lucky few for a

In a recent Email from a Blogger-fRiend, I was a litle concerned at an ominous sounding "End of Journey" contents; and after some Rumination, without gettting prior permission from the subject concerned, as I think
I know her well enough (she's likely to say "I won't mind..." reading her thoughts where I'm seldom wlong:)
I had a hint of what's to come after reading her entry weeks ago on "My blogging journey"
and among her laments is this:

"> But also most importantly, I feel that I am not
blogging for myself. I have
been blogging for an audience, and in the end I am
not writing anything
productive. It's all too fake, and I don't like
fakeness, as you all know."

and her parting words~~~

"These days I constantly feel tired. I desperately need a break..."
is a Familiar Refrain I hear from fellow/fella Bloggers.

Desiderata in his Reply said, among other things:

"It's been a privilege and much pleasure knowing thee.
Being Y&A, what's making a few mistakes/misstakes?
That's only normal -- being "perfect" is for saints.
Angels are to watch over each other in all our

See you back and Blogging, it's the travelling, not
the destination, that counts most, esp





YL, Desi"

So to Sab,I add
my personal appeal~~

"When you're weary,
Take a Hiatus.


In one of your fans' comments which I spied:

"...But keep on blogging Sab, cos I love to read it."

Yes, I echo: Many of Us love to read IT.

Saying Adieu to May

As May comes to a close
Despondency descends like bad weather
For 'twas on a bright May morn
That an angel arrived on the wings of a flower

So every May dawn breaks
With a shy, quiet smile
Gives a lift to sagging spirits
Makes light the burden on my shoulder

Pettiness of man waves goodbye
And purity of friendship warms the heart
But when tomorrow comes, I bid adieu
Till comes again May, my dear

YL Chong (KopiLeft)
May 31, 2006
A Bonus Post for mGf
in da plural

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Media and Changing Times


Yesterday an EsteemedReader Helen who has become quite a close buddy via blogosphere told Desiderata that I do not have to be reluctant in venturing into the field of RELIGION in my Blogging. "That's so NOT you!" were her exact words.

Today I will suggest the reluctance. I think all of us are blessed by the Almighty -- however we deem Him to be -- with some talents. Some individuals get more, others less, a few may even complain None. And individuals must utilise their talents -- cultivate them and let them bloom, and if possibl;e, exploit them for the betterment of society.

I hope none of mGf try to be heroes like some of the Social Activists hogging local media headlines EVERY OTHER DAY (more than a Mnister!) -- they have such great minds they are treated by the 4th Estate in every field of expertise under the Bolehland Sun. Moon. The Stars too.

I'm thankful that my God blesseth Desi with a few talents, and one is my flair for writing, both Prose and Poetry. I'm proud that I copul;d earn some moolah from even my Secondary 2 days to throw some "kaya" onto the B&B, I used to tease myGOoDfriends here. If I had anmother field I could've excelled in, it's ART, as in Painting&Sketching&Portraiture. Yeah, Mona Liza. Lust Supper...what deviations lie in an artiste's mind?

In RELIGION, my dear sisdar Helen, I'm not just inadequately equipped, I have no passion for IT, and I believe, in whatever little energies an individual has, he/she must expend them on a few specialised, passionate pursuits. Yes, even if one decides Cooking is what one excells in, take to Chefing with a passion -- you will succeed.

But I'd would NOT run away from the battlefield of Religion if it involves Life&Death issue. IF the topic goes to the very core of my Beliefs which I deem highly personal, and normally I'd let the calm waters be, that is until and unless some outsider decides to "disturb the hornets' nest"; then I'm not above joining in the discourse -- WITH PASSION too.

In the subclass of Writing, I believe I have sufficient interest and knowledge to lend some ideas and mature thoughts to MEDIA and CIVILSOCIETY ISSUES, and CivilSociety Issues is part and parcel of Politics, which I'm surprised some of my ER shy away from. "Don't" is my advice to such raeders because whether you like it or not, Politics stares at you everyday. It's like the weather, learn to put up with it, adapt to it as best you can so that you can be happy about it. The weather you can't affect, the Politics you can, in small steps maybe. Still, it's a tiny dot, but when dots are accumulated like little drops of water, they can become a flood.

As for Media as my other passion, it is because this field has occupied some 20 yaers plus of my professional life, and I'm still earning some moola from it as a freelance journalist/writer, sparing me more time to indulge in my first love of Creative Writing&Poetry. Even this Blog has intimated to my ER this creative aspect, well enough to turn some POsts into spinning more "kaya" for my B&B. Oh, my equatorially expanding wasteline:(...My wickend Hiatus added on some One Kg, which is 2.2pounds, which is OK by Desi as his Feelosophy~Healthwise is Ignorance is Bliss.

WHY DO SOME LADIES GO FOR CHICKEN LICE AND then split the chic skin to throw it away? I was tempted to snatch IT (Da Skin, not the chic!) back from the cat&kittens awaiting the table! But table manners got in the way!

SO rest assured Todie is not another Tuesday with Morrie because the Prime Minsiter has featured another subject close to Desi's heart -- on Media. I'm going to reproduce the text in The Star, in full, and give in a para-by-para (Para in journalese is for Paragraph, just in case some reader is shy to ask!:) commentary ~~ the PM's speech is in BOLD, Desi's in italics.

Tuesday May 30, 2006

Let moderation rule

KUALA LUMPUR: The media should give more prominent coverage to the voices of moderation instead of allowing the language of hatred and aggression to hog the headlines.

DESI: But don't practise double standards. i.e. practise moderation selectively.

In making the call, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi cited as an example the lack of publicity given by the media to certain voices in both the West and the Muslim world that preached peace, tolerance and moderation.

DESI: I concur. Media in both the West and East have been guilty as charged/noted by the PM, but somehow, the nature of What is News is fundamentally an inherent problem/challenge. Covergae tends towards Extremities, the Best and Worst, with the Worst in dominance most times.

“It seems, for the media, moderation is not interesting enough to report. It prefers attention-grabbing headlines promoting violence and confrontation,” he said in his keynote address at the three-day Asia Media Summit 2006 which began here yesterday.

DESI: Pak Lah is discerning in this observation. One salute to him. That's why from Day 1 I've supported on when he's right about ISSUES, and also I've vocalised my Opposition/Reservations when I believe he's barking up the wrong tree.

The media, said Abdullah, was a pervasive and persuasive medium that has the power to change people’s minds and attitudes, and that power came with a huge responsibility to inform and educate.

DESI: Anotrher discerning re-iteration of Civil Discourse and Responsibility. I hope even Bloggers can subscribe to this Dictum, as as emerging and fast growing medium, the Internet with the specialised 5th Estate are becoming powerful tools -- to wield influence for better or for worse.

He said the media should play the role of bridge builders, just as the voices of moderation that opposed hegemony and rejected violence were bridge builders for world peace.

DESI: Yes, always a supporter of building straight bridges, with adaptation for small bends perhaps. NO, not crooked ones!

To do so, he said the media must present different sides to a story, dismiss half-truths and unfounded allegations, and foster critical thinking so that people would be more informed on issues that affect their daily lives.

DESI: I hope not just online media, but the mainstream print and broadcast media, TAKE NOTE. The Prime Minister's Department must ensure there's FAIR COVERAGE not just from the Government-cum-Establishment points of view, BUT also from the Opposition/Non-Governmental Organistions viewpoints. Even the third party -- those sitting on the fence too. Yes, I believe there are THREE SIDES TO A COIN, noot just the two major ones.

“The temptations offered by vested interests – be they commercial, political or religious – can lead to misinformation, miscommunication, confusion and even violence,” he warned.

DESI: True, true. Salute Pak Lah for his wisdom, and I hope the Politicioans and Corporates take note, for often they are the miscreants. The Religion group, Desi reserves his comments. Luckily, this group has NOT been in the news too mcuh to cause immediate concern, but the trend may be growing?

“Too often, the inclination to sensationalise or cause alarm is too great to resist. Too often, localised unrest is passed off as a national uproar. Decades of progress and development can go up in smoke if the media is not responsible or accountable.”

DESI: The PM may be right to a certain extent. But the greater concern is that there are MANY INSTANCES OF OMISSION -- that is, practice of SELF-CENSORSHIP often to please the POLITICAL/CORORATE MASTERS, that is doing greater disservice and damage to the readers and nation. The Fourth Estate in this instance often acting in caghoots with the Politicians/Corpoartes to poull wool over the people's eyes. Sometimes propagating half-truths and downright lies and myths to preserve the status quo. I would term the Media then as "acting in concert" with the protagonists as accomplices to the crime.

Urging the media to be more sensitive to cultural, religious and societal nuances, Abdullah said journalists and media professionals should always consider the possible after-effects of their actions on society, both at home and internationally.

A simple report or a photograph or a cartoon, he said, could turn a peaceful society into a violent one.

“What goes out of a printing press or is beamed out from a broadcast station cannot be taken back. Regrets or corrections can never entirely undo the harm that is done,” he added.

DESI: I support this advice given by the Nation's CEO, but it must apply across the board. It's double dtandards we have seen often being practised -- like Sarawak Tribune suspended indefibnitely, and Kong Ming evening edition suspended for a limited period -- for minor breaches. But equally, or even more inciteful breaches go unpunished -- mGf Howsy has documented some instances -- like questioning why CNY Greetings ion Government banners writ in Mandarin characters?...

He also lamented the tendency of the media to be selective in its reports by allowing sales and what editors felt appealed to their particular market segments to dictate their decisions.

DESI: THis supports calls by many quarters -- including Desi in earlier writes, that the majority or substantial ownership of the media, especially listed ones like NSTP, TV3 and The Star, Nanyang Siang Pau, should not be aligned with the Governnment component parties, or individual politicians/corpoartes alligned with poltical parties, both ruling and Opposition... (This can be easily acheived by BARRING ANY POLITICAL PARTY or INDIVIDUAL from holdding more than 5% of any Company's equity interests; and as a Journalist, I throw this as an urgent Challenge to our beloved Pruime Minister to act on.)

He reminded the media that what the common man saw on television and read in the newspapers became the sole and unequivocal truth, particularly in this age of round-the-clock coverage.

Media practitioners, he said, must also keep in mind the diversity of the people they served, to ensure that good intentions would not result in undesirable ends.

“There is already too much violence in the world and merely reporting it is no longer enough. As responsible world citizens, media people need to look at the root causes of conflict, and its many dimensions and perhaps offer solutions,” he added.

DESI: I believe the PM's remarks hold true to media and media practitiobners throughout the world, more so in a fast globalising environment and a fast changing, borderless world. Media and men must change accordingly to the changing demands, yet holding true to constants of oberving ETHICS and RESPONSIBILITY in a world seemingly slacking in both these departments in all fields of human endeavour, including the Media. Which includes Blogggers' world too.

PS: To do so, he said the media must present different sides to a story, dismiss half-truths and unfounded allegations, and foster critical thinking so that people would be more informed on issues that affect their daily lives.

I have added this Postscript after lunchtime as I meant to comment on the particular phrase within the quote pertaining to the PM's advice that the media must "FOSTER CRITICAL THINKING". Indeed, this point cannot be over-emphasised.

Desiderata has run several Challenges/Teasers, with some "kaya" thrown in like a Booker Prize! the main objetive of which is to Challenge my ER to involve themselves in critical thinking and discourse. Don't accept others' viewpoints, including this scribe's, as absolute truths. Opinions are merely one speaker's views, and can be challenged, and ought to be challenged. BUT also I've always ask my ER to give the grounds or bases of their challenges/dissentingviews.

Da Rationale.

Desi welcomes one-liners too if you are in a rush. But if yopu should make a summary judgement in the one-liners, you must return at leisure to give the grounds of judgement. You owe it to the Readers who are discerning ones -- and may yet challenge your grounds of judement. A premature departure is not nyet aloud.

Democratic discourse, in accorance witgh the famous dictum, quoting VOLTAIRE:

"I may disagree with what you say but I will defend, to the death, your right to say it."

What I hate are cowards who just fling the F... word left, right and centre as if those score points in a debate for them, not Others. To people with such a misguided belief, I'm not above in saying: F...OFF! Yeah, another four-letter proFUNity.

Monday, May 29, 2006


A Man must keep his Word.
This thought at the back of my mind decided Desi's "pretty conundrum" -- I some how like this phrases learnt during a certain sojourn -- as what his first Post will cover after a 2D Hiatus that was way too short, as ascribed to this ascribe's name comparison. Got IT right -- the spelling of comparisIon, which is Wlong with an I often stumping Desi when in a rush. (I think Theels' recent writing corrected Desi on this one, oso on Ternomin and Atenolo -- LOLs, I may have to engage her as my sperring teacher. Oso2 no rings.:)

So to bring to a "closure", an important destination in this highly psychologically challenged society (1 in 5 Malaysians has some sort of mental disorder, accoring to the Health Ministry statistics) the Minishorts-MENJ~~desiderata runaway episode, Desiderata ends the learning experience with this Post substitled:

Doing The Right, Honourable Thing - Ultimate Update

What decided for Desi this refreshed Monday morn was reading's Sunday Rumination while I was away on 2D Hiatus, she was doing double the thinking!:); hence I "kindly bollowed off the Ipohlang" her fetching post.
Helen, (BT2ofUS) I'll DHL you some Tehtarik dan Kolo mee (lefyover-lah!) later as time is always working against Desi...

NB: BT2ofUS was created by Desi in response to a 2-person challenge in the early days with Howsy to come up with the short for "Between The Two Of Us", but don't mix up with BTW which of course, is for By The Way/s/z.

Partial Extract from Helen's because Partial Quoting would block Desi from potential suit kopiRIGHT, tehsiLEFT and susuCENTRE from IpogLang, after all my Attribution will do Justice too some extent. BTW, which is short for By the Way/s/z, Justice is a subterranean subtext in this whole issue arising from DVC and DDC and Helen's spirited Breakaway THINKING ALLOWED. Why breakaway, some ER may ask. Desi's answer: from the norm. OR Hiatus. Sea, sand and money, Honey. (BT2ofUS only.:):)

Monday, May 29, 2006
Sunday Rant

My usual Sunday gathering ended with an indignant me! (yeah, gotta ask for forgiveness from the Lord)

"ANyone seen the DaVinci Code?" Pastor asked.

Less than 8 hands shot up out of the big congregation. OK, I'll take it with a pinch of salt. (8 only meh?? COwards!Chicken!)

Me of course very very syiok and proud to have secured tickets during the first few days quickly put up my hand.

Pastor continued, "May God have mercy on your soul......."

Huh???? WTF?

"...... and Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and Dan Brown...."

I was laughing together with the rest of the Church at first, but then, I realized the man was not joking. I stopped and I offered a little prayer to the man in the pulpit." ~~~~~~~(Intermission, as there was a long, pregnant pause, Desi's educated gas:)~~~~~~~

Like Desi, Helen and some mGf seem to have a 'rebellious streak'.
Is that goode:) or badder?:( I know 'steak' is definitely good. But 'R ebel without a cause' like Jamie/James Dean?
'tis Sisdar has the audacity to remark somethin' about this hoRst to the effect. "I see you are a Christian, but not 100%..." if my mammary serves me rite. So dis-cerning ...

Hey, I'm not even close to 50% and Helen mentioned 100%...Hey, I've said earlier I do NOT aspire to sainthood. Just a poet-writer ASSpirant maybe. Pethaps, Robin hoodism, mayhaps (May day!) even second childhoodism ...but that's mighty too early!:) Look to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, he's still in teengehood and Desi looks to him as my role 'modal' in this department. James Dean, ah, East of Eden where Eve dwells...

I share Helen's sometimes forward ways. OR isit fortright? I prefer -ward to -right. I'm mighty scared of "right" as the RIGHT thingy experience did leave some bitter after taste although it was a case of, as Da Bard said, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

An offshoot from the MENJISM lesson is the following detour into a certain JEANETTE's ( terrotry.
Desi like a guide/scout waded into the waters, and almost had his ears and legs snapped off by JAWS.

Bonus sub-Post on Blues Mondae:


Iran Tests Missile

The most dangerous nation in the current Mid-East is Iran and not Iraq, in my opinion.

On Tuesday, as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was preparing for discussions with President Bush Iran test-fired a long-range missile. This missile could be targeted at US interests and Israel.

Iran conducted a test launch Tuesday night of the Shihab-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching Israel and US targets in the region, Israel Radio reported. The test came hours before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with US President George W Bush in Washington to discuss the Iranian threat.


In December, Israel’s defense against an Iranian ballistic missile strike, the Arrow 2 missile system, succeeded in intercepting an incoming rocket simulating an Iranian Shihab 3 at an altitude higher than in the previous 13 exercises.

Maj. Elyakim, commander of the Arrow missile battery at Palmahim, told The Jerusalem Post last month that the missile crews were always on high alert, but that they were recently instructed to “raise their level of awareness” because of developments on the Iranian front.

Iran is foolish to ever underestimate the power and the will of Israel and her people. Iran should do so at her own peril.

Filed in: Israel, Iran by Jeanette at 03:43 on May 25th, 2006 | |


"The most dangerous nation in the current Mid-East is Iran and not Iraq, in my opinion."

I beg to disagree. Neither Iraq not Iran.
It’s the United States of America Government - not the nation, that’s the greatest danger in the Middle East.

If the US has peace in mind, it will set a good example by starting to dismantle its own nuclear weapons. I wonder if you have heard about a borrowed saying: When living in a white house, don’t condemn all others living in black or less than 100% white houses. They could be doing so for lack of white paints/vitman M. And if you don’t know what Vitamin M is, get an edu before venturing into other countries on peace missions. "

Comment by ylchong — May 25, 2006 @ 4:00 am (ends Desi's Comment)***


You’d better believe the USA is a powerful threat. Perhaps Saddam should have thought of that before he defied the United Nations.

As for dismantling our nuclear weapons - peace is not maintained by weakness. If we intended to nuke the world, having had possession of nuclear weapons now for a few generations, we’d have done it - so much for the American Imperialism myth.

If it weren’t for our nuclear weapons we’d all be speaking Chinese or Russian… so thanks for the advice, but we’ll pass.

Let me guess Vitamin M is BS.
When living in a white house, don’t condemn all others living in black or less than 100% white houses. They could be doing so for lack of white paints/vitman M.”

Let’s try the converse:
When living in a less than 100%white house, don’t condemn all others living in a white house. And well, you know the rest.

Comment by Kathy — May 25, 2006 @ 10:42 am (ends comment by Kathy, who is another Blogger along with Jeannette at the site...)+++

Here I would like to "bollow" Helen's oprayer and also dedicate to Kate and Jeanette~~~~~~~(just subs 'man' with women/ladies-lah!)

"Dear GOd, please forgive this man and I pray You'll continue to furnish him with wisdom to discern what is fiction and what is not. Finally Lord, I pray you will bestow faith and the faith of him in others, to be present at all times. If ever his herd waver after seeing the movie, I pray Lord You will give him the burden in his heart to know that it is time the shepherd start feeding his flock solid food instead of mere sugar-coated Gospel of good fortune. Amen."

DESIDERATA is inclined to tell these people they are using Jesus' name in vain, that they cause more pain than enlightenment by their posturing from their higher rostrum/pulpit adopting the stance, I'M ALWAYS RIGHT and MIGHT IS RIGHT!


I thank my ER for their support and epressed conecrn along this one-week journey into the episodic RELIGION sojourn. It tryuly reinforces Desi's belief RELIGION IS INDEED A VERY PERSONAL THING. In pubblic discourse laced with POLEMICS and many individuals' inclinations towards the
this territory is proven, again and again in my short jouney in Life, is very dangerous, nay, explosive terrortry. I promise myself I won't venture into this minefield again unless it's a Life&Death threatening issue staring Desi in his face. OR any of mGf's face, because in blogsworld, some of my GOoD friends' conundrum, is also Desi's conundrum.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Jee, someone's pulling my leg!

My "sifu" @screenshots today runs a Post headlined relating to:

A Gem from some bigshot journo.

The issue is related to TNB's recently announced price hike of 12%, only affecting about half the Malaysian populace if you take Da Minister's word for IT.

I truly "beg to differ", and I'm not "reprising" any points about that great original "gem". Maybe some readers are curiosity cats here enough wanting to spend RM1.20 to see what's Desi ranting about?
And JeffOoi's premises -- just a mouse click away-lah!

My humble 3sen worth (no increase:) Comment follows, and I'm off for my 3DHIATUS. I promise I'll behave meself for 3 X 24.
Enjoy the Reasonable TNB's tariff rate increase and Da Minister's promise IT would only affect those whose average monthly electricity bills are above RM40.00.

Hey, what about the SNOW-BALLING EFFECTS?
~~ Economics 101, NO?


I'd beter run and hide in my Breakaway; mayhaps I'll extend IT beyond Tuesday. Morrie's company -- not TNB! oh, NO, not by that 10-foot electric pole!-- is more EXALTING and ENLIGHTENING.
Dear ER, Do you see any Bulb lighting up like a Halo above Desi's kepala?

Yeah, now for that cheap rate comment, it may electroCUTE thee, watch out!~~~~~~~Watts, warts & et al...~~~~~~~


You call that a "gem"?
Art thou serious? Or jest pulling some kaki?

To me, it's coal.

This GEIC was parising all the Corporates sky-high, dropping their names in his Comments where j\he goes against all journalistic norms, repeating I, I, I nauseum, and dropping names preixing Tan Si dan Latuk..., Then you know, I know, every man in the street knows where WONG SL's bread is buttered.
And you call that a gem.

Well you did redress about him not "hammering the Big Devils" -- for this closing discerning line, UI'll Xcuse thee for momentary lapse in memory.

Don't people remember this ong guy was singing the former PM, also former Proton's CEO -- both the pwerfool Ms, when they were in POWER.

The suffering RM4,000-7000 folks, come on Jeff -- it is more the "majority" RM1,000-RM3,000 rakat who pay the price most -- Monnlighting on 2nd/3rd hjobs to get by.

Let me state in Wong SL's face what TNB's biggest problem is -- but the newspapers GEICs, the TNB bosses and their crony Ministers, ex-Ministers don't lnow, or don't want to know, or pretend not to know!

TNB sees us Consumers as Slaves;
TNB sees IPPs as their Masters.
THat's Da Problem uno numero.:(

The Constant Feelosopher

Desi is feelin' knotty this morn, so he's taking some potshots, starting off with this.
A paper ran in a Frontpage nu'es item the combo or compound word "more-superior".
A challengiA to thee, my constant ER, what's wrong with IT?
A moUrning pot shot, but what the hell, I paid RM1.20 to do IT!

The prize will go to the first to come back with the 'Rite Answer, but also must come close with this Revived Challengia which only one Prim'Rose made some passing comment.
You're arseking What ChallengiA? I also dunno -- suffering from early second childhoodism!:(

But here's one from Sweets, who has gone away from Blogging for intermittent Hiatus-es, OR is IT Hiati? as correspondent to Cacti for Cactus?

Desi is veery conscious of getting his English Prim&Proper because this Post is actually scheduled for Sundae, but for this weak, the wickend arrives early.

What's TIME
but an apparatus to be used as a flexible parameter just to keep check of passing UPs and Downs. Okay, most times for most of us anyway -- see, no 'z" or Ass! -- travelling on even keel, twisted heels or not.

The way I'm going I don't think IF I forgot a day or 2 not taking my Athenolol OR Thernomin., I won't die in double quick TIME!Ooops, Atenolol (LOL!:) and Ternomin,Gotcha, Theels, Thank God, I'm steal alive, not still. ~~ A-min.

Okay, from Blogger @sweetspirits.blogspot.comin a delayed Email extraction, across the se7en seas: ~~~~~~~~

"I just thought i'd share the lyrics with you do Dolly Parton's song -- Coat of many colours, or colors as in US english hehe.

"Anyways when i was little my mum use to make my clothes and the song reminds me of that, in actual fact it does remind me of times when i knew i was poor in the sense of material needs not wants; Your basic items but thats not sad it's good because although i was poor the song reminded me that materialist things would not make me rich, in a certain sense..."

Salute to another Philosophic Mind ~~~

I've truncated -- BIG word hah? which means "cut" -- the Email extract here because it wanna maketh Desi cry. Like Anak Merdeka watching Hicks, oh, Man!

For Desi, it's not macho, mama-mia! mah, LOLs!

So let's hear IT out (or see IT?) from Da
Buxomy, bosomy, blossomy, Mama-me, whatever,
Desi's Knotty, nutty, blardy, blimey, wate'er~~~

Back through the years
I go wonderin’ once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use
There were rags of many colors
Every piece was small
And I didn’t have a coat
And it was way down in the fall
Momma sewed the rags together
Sewin’ every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of
As she sewed, she told a story
From the bible, she had read

About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said

Perhaps this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness
And I just couldn’t wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss


My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

So with patches on my britches
Holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors
I hurried off to school
Just to find the others laughing
And making fun of me
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

And oh I couldn’t understand it
For I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
My momma sewed in every stitch
And I told ’em all the story
Momma told me while she sewed
And how my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes

But they didn’t understand it
And I tried to make them see
That one is only poor
Only if they choose to be
Now I know we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
Made just for me

And in the spirit of Sweets, here's one JOKE:

Gal next door: I think the poorest people are the happiest.
Boy sext door : Then marry me and we'll be the happiest couple

Yesterday I teased thee with a Limerick.
***Entering childhoodism is a form of Escapism, like going to Da CineMAtheque to watch DVC. Also Life's a sort of Roller Coaster, with unequal doses of Hi and Lo.
When some mGf confide in Desi -- No, Desi is not going public with any of thy cuntfessions, they are safe in Desi's head, he still has got one placed firmly on his shoulders!:) -- he often replies with ~~~

Man Proposes, God Disposes.

Being knotty dan chicky today, Des has come UP, or isit Down? with this gem/coal:

Man proposes, God disposes, WOMAN EXPOSES.

Now, now, there you IMPatient women libbers: Don't throw the pies in Desi'S face *contorted now*, Nyet!:(

RATionale: It's always a woman who EXPOSES the folly of Da Average Man,
who often goes astray and lands up in DEBT, resorts to KIDnap;
then resorts to MURDER.

mui, mui ~~ Please pass me some pastries.
Yvy,the official TeaLady, or AM, the Unofficial TL, Quikky hand Desi many cuppa of your Cameronian teh tarik, kau kau, please.
The Post today ends here.


For coming Sat's, Sun's, Mondane menutoo, read on, for Desi is feelin' knotty, chicky, and productive todie!:):):) So here's the Prescription for more humour, rumour, or sat-tire. Ratiuonale ~~ DEsi is goin' away for 3D HIATUS, remember?

***RE-enterring childhoodism,

We all enjoy jokes in our growing up years, and they are mainly delivered in prose, but when adulthood sets in, joviality often flies out of the window and solemnity takes its place. Charles B. Wang, in his advice to readers of his book, “Techno Vision II: Every Executive’s Guide to Understanding and Mastering Technology and the Internet”10(1994), said: “I am a life-long collector of jokes about IT (information technology) and business. Among my most important discoveries in running my company was the impact of humour – and the danger of telling jokes. What can I say? I like to live dangerously. If readers prefer to avoid all risk of offence, let them overlook these items.”

Also, in the spirit of Wang, oh Wang, which I pray I will get my fair share, despite Sweets' satisfaction of her state, not this mousey! Philosopher, my foot! Oh, someone please stop stamping on my kaki, Da Poor Twisted Heels:)

There was a young lady from Niger

Who smiled as she road (sic) on a tiger;

They returned from the ride

With the lady inside

And the smile on the face of the tiger.

Thanks to another bud', for following Jokes, Subtitled:

BOY : May I hold your hand?
GIRL : Say you love me! Say you love me!
BOY : You love me...

GIRL : If we become engaged will you give me a ring?
BOY : Sure, what's your phone number?

BOY : I love you and I could die for you!
GIRL : How soon?

Gal, non-S : Have you ever had a hot passionate, burning kiss?
Boy, Ass: I did once. She'd forgotten to take the cigarette out of her mouth.

Sisdar Helen, Theels, and Anak Merdeka,and all you Women Libbers Out of Here ~~ Take Special Note and BE CARREfool!:(

MAN1 : You remind me of the sea.
WOMAN1 : Because I'm wild, romantic and exciting?
MAN1 : NO, because you make me sick.

WIFE1 : You tell a man something, it goes in one ear and comes out of the other.
HUSBAND1 : You tell a woman something: It goes in both ears and comes out of the mouth.

MARY : John says I'm pretty. Andy says I'm ugly. What do u think, Peter?
PETER : A bit of both. I think you're pretty ugly.


I think let's take a T-Bone Break here.
Dear ER, I hear some1 whisper: More, you want Amore?
The following Jokes may resemble some of my ER in real life; but don't hole
Desi IR-responsible, Desi Did NOT Start a Joke. The Bee Gees DID, remember?

Girlfriend : "...And are you sure you love me and no one else?"
Boyfriend : "Dead Sure! I checked the whole list again yesterday".

Teacher : " Which is more important to us, the sun or the moon?"
Pupil : "The moon".
Teacher : "Why?"
Pupil : "The moon gives us light at night when we need it but the sun gives us light only in the day time when we don't need it".

Teacher : "What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?"
Pupil : "A teacher".

Lecturer: Howsy, breifly explain what's the difference between History and Current Affairs.
> Howsy: My father is so old that when he was in school, history was called current affairs.

Teacher : "SM, you talk a lot !"
SM : "It's a family tradition".
Teacher : "What do you mean?"
SM : "Sir, my grandpa was a street hawker, my father is a teacher".
Teacher : What about your mother?
SM : "She's a woman".


Tom : "How should I convey the news to my father that I've failed?"
David: "You just send a telegram: Result declared, past year's
performance repeated".


Desi : "What are the chances of my recovering doctor?"
Dr Kwek : "One hundred percent. Medical records show that nine out of ten people die of the disease you have. Yours is the tenth case I've treated. The others have all gone to H'aven".


Teacher : "Now, Helen, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating?"
Helen : "No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook".


Teacher : " Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?"
One Student : "Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the same day and at the same time"


Teacher : " George Washington not only chopped down his father's Cherry tree, but also admitted doing it.
Now do you know why his father didn't punish him ?"
One Student: " Because George still had the axe in is hand."


Waiter : "Would you like your coffee black?"
Customer : "What other colors do you have?"

Teacher : "Now, children, if I saw a man beating a donkey and stopped him, what virtue would I be showing?"
AM : "Brotherly love".

J12: Teacher: Imran, why do you blog?
Imp: So I can talk cock which teacher cork'd up.
So I can say F..., the word that rhymes with Duck.
So I can be like TehSee, playing fore-, mid- post
and not suffer a heart attack even I forget to take my Atenolol. LOL!"

Teacher: And what is that LOLs sound at the end?
Imp: Everyone at Blogsworld does IT when you want to cuntvey laughter.
A li'l like canned laffer on TV, in case some dimwits like Teacher can't ketchUP!

PS: The kopilefts of the JOKES belong to no one that I no, as IT is transmitted like viruses around blogosphere by fe-mail at COB yesterday. If the characters resemble some of myGOoDfriends here, it's not of my doin'. I jest Kopi&paste. Pastries, anyone?

God Willing, Desi returns with a his wanton ways on Tuesday with Morrie; don't know about Howsy and Mimi ~~~
and all the rest of the Gang going on Hiatus,
No, I did not add Coitus! THat's profUn! which Teacher says KenKnot!

Bye, which means get read a Tehtarik sext Tuesday,
Because there's NO INTER:LUDE This Sundae:)

Now before I adjourn for my own HIATUS, among flowers, bloom-ing cactus
Wine, women and pong, this is my 3D Adieu song.

Stringing thee along, with a "Zip a dee doo dah day!"
Is that a refrain PRose, or Poetry?
You my ER, tell me -- almost a constant feelosofer
Now joining an almost constant gardner

My Dance

~ by Low Mei Heng ~

My heart is on fire

Burning with passionate desire.

My soul is in flight

Dancing through the night.

I live in the moment

Oblivious, all cares forgotten.

With wings on my feet

I float, I glide with the beat.

When I dance, my world is young

A spiritual nymph I become.

My world is pure and free

It is my mystical sense of reality.

Dancing is my spiritual journey

In search of that mysterious destiny.

Of sprightly leaps of faith and hope

Of graceful crests of warmth and love.

Dancing has been my salvation

My joy, my peace and my passion.

No words can express my exalted moment

That wondrous feeling of fulfilment.

Anak Merdeka, who steals flowers and veges from the Cameronian Highlands, but prepares Boo-Tea for Desi, so I won't report thee!:), says she has two left foot-foot; for her information only,
Desi the socialist has two kaki-kaki kanan. Will we maketh a fantastic au pair?
Howsy, Maverick SM,mGf: Don't get jeles, from Dar*t the femesFeelosofer.
Adieu to Awe, It's Not Goodebuy...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Philosophic Mind

At the close of business (COB)-- this COB term was introduced by the Da Desi Coder the past two days I think, and from THIS INTRO I'm confirming mui-mui Helen's thinking allowed that I am returning to normal turf after the several-day MENJ romp. I thank Mave SM, Helen, Anak Merdeka whose mind I could read well -- they too mine, which is my mind -- that Desi could still be somewhat "troubled" with my final decision to DISCONTINUE THE INITIATIVE as an amicable solution was reached with/by the main protagonist/actor. This last bit pertains to Desi's Bardist inclinations that hold that The World's A Stage...

Also, All's Well That Ends Well.

Helen, tell Desi what led to your concern -- strangely enough, all these three ER have had just about 3-4 months' engagement with this Blogger. No, there was no exchange of rings, Mave can confirm dat!:) But we seem to have known each other eon years, rite? Treat this as a semi-rhetoric Q, which translates into "You may answer if you wish, which means in a positive manner; OR you may decide NOT to respond, which means you have nothing nu'e to add, or withhold one's blessed tongue on something negative. If I were to use 'sumthin'' negative, it impplies 'badly' on my trio-readers, and I don't want them to run away. Those "hits" remember, many a Blogger's obsession. And AM - what is it that made thee think Desiderata2000 is "femes" ? ~~ from an eralier Conpliment. Is there a typo there -- you'd wanted "fe-mail", NO?

Desi would be lying if he said that his "blood pressure" did not rise from reading some of the postings by people who do not know how to focus on debating an issue, one central and some(just a few!) secondary ones, but chose to use "four-letter" words like a WMD, F---ing people everywhere.

F, F, F and F everywhere but not a single drop to drink. Left, right, centre, even hittting his ..ther, ..ther, ...ther, and ...ter, most likely? -- but I won't go into that terrortry today. Next Tuesday mayhaps, to post the Ultimate Update mainly to "share" with my Esteemed Readers. To those F---ing Bloggers/Commenters, dammed you I carez! I dunno until now why that 'z' is there, but this is cuntsistent with Blogs lingo in the tradition of Anywayz/anyways, the Mafai king's My Way, Your ways, My wayz. It's okay -- this is what Blogosphere journey's about, chiefly to ENJOY OURSELVES...

Okay, life returns to normal.

And to accord some appreciation, please bear with me I reprise some "Concerned and Assuring Voices" that came yesterday evening, and others in Da Steal of Da Knight. Talking strange now, DDC not the BBC, that I leave to Howsy steal trysting with Miss Mimi and Nicol or Nicole, both BTW, are female, so make no misstake about mGf's tendencies. But one tendency I can confirm is he's prone to taking Hiatus. I may just become a disciple. Mentor-mentee role reversal.

Maverick SM
Are you OK? Sure? Nice to hear that it's all over .... those shitty things.

5:55 PM

Does that mean you're going back to writing codes and poetries?? lol

Hey, watched DaVinci Code already or not??

6:18 PM

Anak Merdeka said...
Whether its truly over or not, some things are just not worth it on closer look. Take care Desi.

6:31 PM

mave SM; Helen, Anak Merdeka:

Thanks for your concern.

I always will move on with Blogosphere friends I've made -- including you guys,w hich include Fe-mail, OK! -- some of whom I've met over at least THREE gatherings we call the G7 or G7+ meets.

You 3 will be informed on Sext outing, rite! KL, PJ, FuRong or Ipoh ~~ "Have Fun-D, Wilt Travel" rite!

Yes, Helen and other ER who read this:

Desi will come back after a wickedend Hiatus -- refreshed and raring to go,
"Here, There and Everywhere"
as the Beatles jump and sing;

I know Mave and Howsy will join Desi,
Anak M
and Helen would have to indicate their Preferences.
Cannot force-lah,

This is a Free/Flee World:)

Take carz!
God Bless:):):):)

8:11 PM

Emmanuel said...
Hehe either way thanks man.Will probably be linking all you guys up soon, the least i can do.Have a good one.

10:33 PM


Thanks, Desi, you have a big heart! Have been following your post, still your ever-faithfull reader. Not completely silent, but rather, watch and pray!

Many things happen over the past few weeks. Your "updates" on the turn of events came in exactly the same time of another event of sensitive nature with the same happy ending. When you pray, things happen!

You are great - that's what I read when I visited a client's office yesterday. I really saw the greatness in this person in doing things very professionally. His son, Ryan, wrote the card to him.

Friend, you are great! I want to share this verse with you - for encouragement,

Matthew 25:40
"...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me."

6:41 AM

DESI: To Emmanuel, who is just a 'babe' visitor to Desi's Place, I say a Big Than You, because I say in all sincerity, your views on the MENJ issue coincide a lot with Desi's (I had been following your views plus others at other Blogs too...)
Welcome, please stay for a Haridas' cuppa; with many Happy Rerturns I hope because you truly are an articulate one. I enjoy discoursing with many Y&A ones in my one-year-plus blogspheric journey. Some we'll meet For a Reason, others for a Season, a lucky few for a Lifetime. As I said months back (Christmas?), I'm proceeding to counting the MisTheToes.

And among the early fingers and "toes" here I have counted is of course, mGf Yan; visit her gem writes; I do get some bemefits doing promo at my own Blog, there's a tradition called 30% CONmission...

(Witch/Which can explain why the Matrade Building was delivered 9 years late -- how about entering THIS into the Malaysain Buku Rekod? Digressing first time today, lucky for you guys! exercising a Blogger's privilege&luxury ~~~)

Did myobservant ER -- which is short for EsteemedReaders, BTW to newer comers here, there &everywhere-- observe that big turkey of a word *Penultimate in yesterday's Post Title?
When teaching English, Da Teacher will tell you, avoid using the same word, or words from the same root, in the same sentence. I wrote IT that way to demo this point. Subs (witch is short for Substitute...with discern/notice/see ... this is to demonsrate -- which is the long form for demo -- that our discourses become more lively and enriching, instaed showing off your les-than-pigs'level minds flaunting your great vocab with shooting of F..., fu.., fuc.! used by one stupid 'ducky' that left a lingering bad taste. Someone should get his Mum's permision for a dental appointment to get a really good Mouth Wash! before venturing into certain Blogs terra/terror~ tory.

Okay, where was I?
Ah, big word, *Penultimate.
Okay, Guess the meaning from the following poem/Limerick~~?

There once was a runner so fit,
During practice he merely would sit.
So the day of the race,
He retired in disgrace,
After finishing penultimate

My ER are well advised, at leisure, to visit Yan's blog because when Desi is "wearied" by all the politic and "economic/business dampeners" such as reflected in today's NEWS HEADLINES:

HL1: Power rates up 12%

with rising c
ost of living

HL3: Matrade fiasco
eye-opener, says TI

HL4: 'Don't expect fall
in oil prices so soon'

BTW, "4" in Kantonis or another dialect sounds like "See" which means "Die"

Butt I get inspiration reading gems such as this, which I "steal" in da still ...~~~

"...I bought it - the most expensive watch I have ever owned. My mother left with her children a treasured legacy of "living within means". She is a living example of a wonderful chorus that I still hum to myself -

This world is not my home

I'm just a-passing through

My treasures are laid up

Somewhere beyond the blue

The angels beckon me

From heavens open door

And I can't feel at home

in this world anymore."

Extracted from Time and eternity May 12, 2006 recalling Mother's Day by mGf Yan, to whom I vowed that Desderata2000 will go one IF there were just ONE reader I am sure will visit, whatever sharks fin or ikan bilis or cili crab I offer here...because she would point Desi to the Right Path IF I should offer crap instead!

As I close, Desi says a BIG THANK YOU to his Blogsworld companions, for mutually keeping tabs on each other, for mutual sharing and caring, enhancing each other's enjoyment with words, from the heart, on a journey that's free except for our time and passion.

Often using poetry, or Prose which flows as poetry in motion.

Like the following Passion -- You guess plucked from which gardnern?She offered me Carte Blanche at lunch, so I offer this Dish~~

"..Monday, May 22, 2006

Peace be with you, even if you disagree

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after!"

- Henry David Thoreau

We cannot expect to find peace and harmony in our lives if we are only looking for people who agree with us.

The world consists of all types of individuals, each with their own perspective, each with their own individual opinions.

If we find happiness only when someone agrees with us, our moments of peace and joy will be very rare indeed.

We must learn to accept disagreement. We must learn to respect other points of view, other perspectives. We can find mutual harmony and peace if we can learn to agree to disagree.

As we begin to learn this on a personal individual level, agreeing to disagree without a fight, without an argument, we can then begin to pass this lesson along to our friends and our neighbours, our family and our co-workers.

As we begin to accomplish this on a daily, individual basis, then we are contributing towards peace for all humanity.

(from TIME FOR JOY, Daily Affirmations by Ruth Fishel)

posted by Anak Merdeka at 8:00 PM | 5

Thanks to philosophic minds like Anak Merdeka and Yan for borrowing thy Kopilefts, from a sometimes Rightist, especially on a Sundae. Treat this Post as my Wickedend treat, arriving early because the heart deems it timely.:)

Oh, my heart, which according to mGf is "big", sometimes suffers from high, and hence "being big" inclined to "bigger pressure" when you bump into unfortunates like ducky, but more often I am greAted by fRiends like above-mentioned, and others not mentioned in today's post I garnered via Blogsworld, I don't need Thernomin or Athenolol. Jest LOLs!

PS: In my haste this morning to close, I forgot the following List of Honourable Mention~~~~~~~ the subjects know why. I plead Ignorance.

1. Howsy
2. johnleemk
3. maverick SM
4. Anak Merdeka
5. Emmanuel
6. Twisted Heels
7. Mark
8. Helen
9. joepsc
10.Nizam Zakaria

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Doing The Right, Honourable Thing (*Penultimate Update)


This was sighted at MENJ's blog -- which has since been re-opened -- as his APOLOGIES, just the first few paras ~~

"An open letter of apology to Malaysian Christians

[Posted here for the benefit of those who are not affected by the Malaysian IPs ban. Update: IP ban is off.]

Earlier last week, as Executive Editor of the Islamic website Bismika Allahuma, I approved the decision to publish a satirical content generated from a fake newspaper on the website under the title of "A vision of the future". The satirical material has since been replaced with "A Vision of the Future Without…", due to the unwarranted and unfair public attention it generated in the Malaysian blogosphere. It is also puzzling that this controversy should take place, since Bismika Allahuma is not part of the blogosphere and I have never made it as part of the Malaysian blogosphere.

It must be noted first of all that I *DID NOT* write the content of this satire. The authorship was not by me but by a member of our team which we shall withhold. I will however take responsibility for approving it and posting it to the website in my capacity as Executive Editor.
I advise ER to visit his Blog to read the full apology text. I just left a note there in essence "Accepting his apologies, in the spirit of "Do unto others what you wish others (do) unto you."

I hope,in this episode, all of us, including Desi, will learn some lesson; in quoting the Bard, "All is well that ends well."

Desiderata will go about this evening "removing" the inciteful passages under reference and whatever is deemed "negative" in the whole episode. Trust this Host, I will do the needful.

"PeAce to All."

4.15PM, Wednesday May 24, 2006

The primary contents of this Post has been removed by the Host at about 4.15PM, Wednesday May 24, 2006 -- on account of an amicable close to the trying episode. ~~ Desiderata

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Doing The Right, Honourable Thing (Update 2)

The primary contents of this Post has been removed by the Host at about 3.30pm, Wednesday May 24, 2006 -- on account of an amicable close to the trying episode. ~~ Desiderata

Monday, May 22, 2006

Doing The Right, Honourable Thing... (UPDATE 1)

The primary contents of this Post has been removed by the Host at about 3.30pm, Wednesday May 24, 2006 -- on account of an amicable close to the trying episode. ~~ Desiderata

Refreshing The Malay Mail

Like many of us Bloggers, the Malay Mail also went on a three-week hiatus. It came back with a weekend edition with a "new" look May 20-21, 2006, and this morn welcomes our eyes witha refreshing innovations.

Nice packaging for a start -- easy on the eyes.
And for Bloggers, pay RM1-lah for the comeback kid, it's worth it jest for pages 18&19 which features your fellow community members.

In small print at RH Top Korner headed

on the chopping
by amir hafizi

The RH page has header

free download rush
when free media porgrammes are only a click away

(an advertising plug here for the World Wide Web channels?)

The facing page will definitely arrest Bloggers' attention this morning, headed:

of bloggers
wants to see

amir muhammad's controversial movie sparks net debate

This topic is a little "stale", but that can't be helped as The Malay Mail went for a holiday -- plus brainstorm? -- to prepare for its re-launch. At first glance, I like the feel of the nu'e look, but as for "news", let's wait and see.

But can the paper inform its Readers like me whether it plans to remain an "afternoon tabloid", or as it had been doing for some time before it took a break, "become" a morning paper as it hit the newstands like The NST and the Star?

The bloggers covered in today's edition are:

1. ktemoc konsiders

2. mental jog

3. bibliobibuli

4. sashi-isms

Yushaimi Yahaya
has an "interesting" human perspective on
two newsmakers with his/her comment

You're beautiful, it's true ...

DESIDERATA, being a journalist, -- now f'eelan'' -- has always had a keen and special interest in the media, both print and online, and welcomes The MM's return, and wishes it a long life so that

MEANWHILE, The Star on page N20 has a news report on the subject; Communism is now the flavour of the month!? ~~~~~~~

Monday May 22, 2006

Differing views after MPs watch The Last Communist

KUALA LUMPUR: The banned musical documentary “The Last Communist” is not offensive, said Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

“The plot isn't controversial and there's nothing that could be deemed as offensive from the cultural viewpoint,” he said.

The controversial movie was shown to MPs and the media at a private viewing session here yesterday.

“In terms of aesthetic values, it was not very artistic. Perhaps, it would have been better if the film was made as a documentary. Maybe it would have been more interesting,” he said.

The facts found in the film could be found in books on Chin Peng, which are sold in bookshops, and there are no new facts.

“We will give our views if we are asked, but the decision on whether it should be aired is not up to this ministry. It is up to the Home Ministry,” said Dr Rais after viewing the 90-minute movie by young filmmaker Amir Muhammad.

About 30 MPs attended the special viewing, presented by the National Film Corporation.

Senator Datuk Jin Shamsuddin said: “There are some loose bits which could have been better done. During the Emergency, there were many prominent people involved in the frontline and they should have been interviewed as well.”

Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang said he was not there to look into artistic standards but whether it should be banned.

“But hard as I tried, I couldn't find anything to be outraged about. It does not glorify the communists or Chin Peng and it does not promote communism,” he said.

PAS MP Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar said it was a production portraying the struggle of the Communist Party of Malaya.

“There was nothing to justify such a severe measure (of banning),” he said.

DESIDERATA: wonders if any of the Home Affairs and Internal Security ministers of deputies watched the movie. The Star did not interview them for the news update. If not, why do we bother to feed them? No, I don't mean the journalists -- it's the ministerial people.

And finally, some Artistic Company for Amir,
if it's any consolation...

From The Star, page W37, hidden at the RH Bottom Korner, alONE and LONEsum~~~

faces ban

BEIJING: the Chinese director
of a film set around the 198
Tiananmen democracy protests
risks a five-yaer ban for
showing it at the Cannes film
festival without government
approval, state media said
Lou Ye, 40, violated the rules
by sending Summer Palace
directly to the prestigious
festival, the Shengtou Xinbao
newspaper reported.
"Apart from a fine, it's
extremely likely that Lou Ye
will face the punishment of not
being able to shoot movies in
China for a five-year period,"
the paper reported. -- AFP

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Poetic Inter"Lude Is Like a Sex Session...

... metaphorically speaking, because both see tremendous motions, both vocal and other anatomical aids; the former has additioonal accessories of oral and written words, and the latter has added enhancements like coital and writhing cords; and their common destination and fruit is a child called Ecstasy, often serene for the former, and supreme for the latter. In both poetic adventures, you need to take a breather in between breath-taking moments of ecstasy.~~.......

ChallengiA: Who do you think is the author of the above quote?

Before you put thy legs on the table or on the sofa for a laid-back Sunday with CON or NON-CON BF, I don't care. I just wanna that my dear ER spend some precious time reading yesterday's Post -- DOING THE RIGHT, HONOURABLE THING by this hoRst, Desi, who doesn't ask for much, just your support, OR reservation, of thy own conviction!

I'm inclined to take the bloomstick on those who only watch on the sidelines. And this is not flirtatious. In All Seriousness.

Okay, with serious stuff off my small chest, I'm in the 'rite frame to Inter-Lude with my poetic friends. Even fiendish ones. Two days ago fellow blogger FashionAsia and I recounted our disappointing encounters with Salesmen.

are a distinctive breed.
Like Bloggers.
They are both long-winded, luckily not dammed! I don't know about damned.

I'm sure many of my dear Readers have had similar experiences to share. About salesmen, I mean. Let The Bloggers Be, for now.
I'm sure you have been well acquainted with The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Who was that sexual actress, I think she's also the start in one King Kong's? I used 'sexual', not "sexy" ... you find out the difference -- this is sort of a semi-lit class, innit?

With the Salesman, unless and until he closes the deal, he keeps on ringing. Ain't that true to its ringing core of the dumb-bell? (This metaphor may not be right, just coined by this wordsmith. Free enterprise anyway. I don't know why, many Bloggers would say "anywayz". You win some, you lose sum!

To me, I've never met a frowning salesperson, have you, in thy face?
The Salesman is always smiling and sweet-talking when doing sales pitches; but once the transaction had been made, don't expect any "quality" after-sales service!
And he would take leave with that last smile -- on its fringes lurk the birth of a smirk, the trademark of a certain ex-PM -- once safely out of the front door, the "frowning" takes over the mien of his "......" face for the rest of the evening that he did not close at a "hi-er" price!:( I leave that 6-letter word for thee as an exercise. It starts with a "b" in the lower case which means IT does not enjoy the status of a proFUNity. Which IS one only with an Upper. Or isit Udder; sumtimes, my sperring not goode. Anak Merdeka, SOS!:) from D*Art.

And when you call any Helpline, more often than not You listen to recorded messages that direct you from one station to another, doesn't it? Until your patience runs out, and you curse to yourself ... well, that's the state of customer service in Malaysia! Check your blood pressure, please. As a L&E teaser has been lambasting us, IT may turn out to be a killer!

See, has tis journey so far been close to a sex encounter?
Back to the poetry.
I had told Fashionista that a Poet had described Da Salesman as an 'IT',
and I managed to track down that poet, named e.e.cummings.
Can someone tell desi why it (the name-lah!), not the salesman!, is in the lc. lc stands for lower case, not letter of credit. Don't just think of Sales, sales, sales.

Desiderata turns teacher today as Mitch and Morrie are still much on his mind. Also,
FAshionista on Teachers' Day thanked Desi -- minus the boucake! -- for teaching her English and poetry. So boys and girls, settle down with your Cuppa for some lesson on what Poetry is about, or not about.

Poetry is Versatile and Vibrant
It can also be Vivien and Vivacious.

I have quoited this before, I think, Arp in “Sound and Sense” wrote: “Poetry takes all life as its province. Its primary concern is not with beauty, not with philosophical truth, not with persuasion, but with experience. Beauty and philosophical truth are aspects of experience, and the poet is often engaged with them. But poetry as a whole is concerned with all kinds of experience – beautiful or ugly, strange or common, noble or ignoble, actual or imaginary. One of the paradoxes of human experience is that all experience – even painful experience – can be enjoyable when transmitted through the medium of art. In real life, death and pain and suffering are not pleasurable, but in poetry they may be.”

Arp added: “Poetry, finally, is a kind of multidimensional language. Ordinary language -- the kind that we use to communicate information – is one-dimensional. It is directed at only part of the listener, the understanding. Its one dimension is intellectual. Poetry, which is language to communicate experience, has at least four dimensions. If it is to communicate experience, it must be directed at the whole person, not just at your understanding. It must involve not only your intelligence but also your senses, emotions, and imagination. To the intellectual dimension, poetry adds a sensuous dimension, an emotional dimension, and an imaginative dimension. (Arp p.8-10)

Generally then, it is noted that it is difficult to define “poetry” adequately and comprehensively, as “there are so many kinds of poetry that almost any statement about one kind is untrue of another kind”, according to Elizabeth White, Joan Wofford, and Edward J.Gordon in “Understanding Literature” 6.

(That '6' intimates to the discerning poetry lover obviously the foregoing is extracted from an academic exercise tooth and nail. Yes, some protagonists involving in a cretain kind of kinky, or kingly?, exercise, do that.)

“Perhaps the one thing that good poetry cannot be is inaccurate. A good poet must say exactly what he means; he must use words precisely – being aware not only of their dictionary meanings, but also of their associations and overtones. (Emphasis by White, Wofford & Gordon p.529)

“A poet wants to use words that suggest emotions, attitudes, values. Everyone uses such words, but rarely with the accuracy or originality of the poet.”

Drums roll, trumpets sound! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cited as an example was the unusual line from a poem by a modern American writer, e. e. cummings: “a salesman is an it that stinks to please.”

Prose that stated the same ideas as conveyed via "a salesman is an it that stinks to please " would have to be something like this (p.530):
~~“I dislike salesmen. They seem like objects rather than human beings. There is something about the nature of their occupation – the necessity for pleasing others regardless of their true feelings – that seems corrupt and is unpleasant.”~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ends poetic chaos, you can wake up now~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is a good demonstration of the “economy” of words in composing a poem; yet, the essence of the human situation is so well captured by the poet that even today, as we read about the salesman, whether in old times or in the 21st century, most would nod their heads in swift recognition of the subject! Some “characters” in real life are unmistakeably unchanging through the passage of time! cummings’ observation of a salesman’s trait shows the power of a few, well chosen words at the hand of a wordsmith who has a “deep insight” into the human character. It shows the lasting impression created when the medium of poetry is used by one blessed with a well-honed craft!

The authors further stated that poetry often uses words with double meanings or words that suggest emotions, attitudes, and ideas beyond their actual definitions. “Because of this, more words than those used in a particular poem are usually necessary to express its meaning in prose. Maybe this is why many people find poetry difficult: it generally says so much more in a few words than is customary in other writing or in conversation.”

(That quoted, Desi adds that it means the majority of you! Desi's trying darn'd hard to cut down the numbers! Hey, but me a Sundae Con sumtime?:)

They also observed that “poets are more concerned with the sound of words than are other writers. Poets have no set rules about sound to follow, but a good poet tries to make the sound of a poem suit the sense of the poem. This is where rhythm and rhyme come in – and a great many other devices concerned with sound. The following line by (Lord Alfred) Tennyson is an example of words chosen for their sounds: “ ... while warm airs lull us, blowing lowly.” Notice the many l’s and w’s, the rhyme of blow and low, the similarity of lull and lowly. The effect is musical, which suits the meaning of the line.”

Often, metaphors, including simile and personification, are used by poets. Indeed, Robert Frost, once stated: “There are many other things I have found myself saying about poetry, but the chiefest of these is that it is metaphor, saying one thing and meaning another, saying one thing in terms of another.”

Why does a poet use metaphor? “The answer is simply that in using a good metaphor the poet does say what he means, and says it more quickly, more accurately, and more strikingly than if he tried to avoid metaphor.” (White, Wofford & Gordon p.556)

As an illustration, The Wayfarer, by Stephen Crane was quoted:

The wayfarer,

Perceiving the pathway to truth,

Was struck with astonishment.

It was thickly grown with weeds.

“Ha,” he said,

“I see that none has passed here

In a long time.”

Later he saw that each weed

Was a singular knife.

“Well,” he mumbled at last,

“Doubtless there are other roads.”

The seeker of truth is compared with a traveller (wayfarer), and the weeds likened to knives that can hurt, just as truth. Hence, it is seen that poetry is a very special medium of communication in that it aspires to convey more than just information, it raises the intensity of the experience by applying linguistic usage, including figure of speech, that goes beyond the ordinary meaning. Poetry goes beyond playing the main function of conveying information that is delivered by prose, although it is acknowledged that the latter still is dominant in our everyday communication, However, often prose is still not sufficient and adequate when circumstances call for sharing the human experience involving one’s senses, emotions and imagination, not just intellectual understanding.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ends poetry class~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now, where's my CON BF?
Steal no sign of Anak Merdeka, Kyels and Sabrina, and Theels.
Desi can depend on Howsy, Mave and Johnleemk, can't I?

But as "dessert", let me borrow from across the Cosway, our friendly neighbour exports~~~



A time to plough,
sow hope in seeds
rid of wild weeds,
greet sprouts of green -
a life renewed in May,
all things in cycles grow,
replacing those decayed
and buried in the snow -
in Spring.

A time to feel the warmth,
bask bare back in the sun,
bear hot burn all in fun,
on white sands by the sea,
in this one season of plenty -
when trees are strung with fruits,
and dreams made good;
and crops await to shed their weight -
in Summer.

A time to be reaping,
the crops are ripening -
sweet fruits of sweat and toil,
duly paid to them of the soil.
A season to harvest,
the barns to fill,
and hearts to thrill,
the hays to stack,
and tools to pack in racks.
Balding trees look solemn,
peeved by the falling leaves -
in Autumn.

A time to quiver in the cold
season - watch death unfolds;
to ponder and wonder,
upon a snowy cliff yonder;
a need for thick attire and fire,
for snow and wind do conspire -
in Winter.

A time to feel youthful vigour -
torn between heart and mind,
to stand for rights enshrined,
to taste silly blunders,
to court a girl to tease,
and win a wife to please.

A time to being old -
to live within a body frail,
and memory that surely fails,
yet paint the twilight years in gold.

A time to be happy -
to see the children grow,
to fish where clear streams flow,
to breathe the air of bliss daily,
to scale a mountain peak,
to peep at heaven's door,
to wade across a salty creek,
to comb the ocean floor,
to see the smiles that break,
at every turn you make.

A time to being sad -
to grieve a loss of one so dear,
to weep buckets when news are bad,
to live the years of pain in tears,
not knowing why or how,
except to pray and bow.

A time to be born free -
to leave a mother's womb,
into adulthood bloom,
to bring her tears of glee;
to tour the world light and easy,
like winds that howl in trees;
to have freedom to choose,
and bleed if you should lose.

A time to die -
to bid a peaceful bye,
to loved ones left behind,
to know they will be fine.
A faith kept close for years,
comforts as last breath nears.

Passing on is a must -
like flames flicker and die out fast,
as swift as wind in gust,
a body returns to the dust.
The soul is homeward-bound,
a mystery so profound -
for all time.




You prove my belief that May
bringeth forth poets fertile hand
Reading thy words with their productive sway
I bow my head in salute
Thou art a poet in your own (w)rite.
This sundae, this poem I plan to steal
In another still of the moonlight:)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 3:15:13 PM


Yes, the ChallengiA!
ChallengiA: Who do you think is the author of the above quote?
Give Desi the name, and quote the source.

E.g. "A rose, by any other name, would sme\ll as sweet ..." from Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare.

Close of business, Monday May 22, 2006.
First 3 right entries get the September Prize.
Miss/Mr Patience, virtuous in thy second name.

Have FUN-D! Wilt Travel.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Doing The Right, Honourable Thing...

The primary contents of this Post has been removed by the Host at about 3.30pm, Wednesday May 24, 2006 -- on account of an amicable close to the trying episode. ~~ Desiderata

Friday, May 19, 2006

VVIPs at thy Pleasure or Pressure?

A news headline in the NST, page 8, today attracts my attention, gives my heart a slight lift.
The pleasure of reading such nugget of wise advice from our Seniior Most Civil Servant in deed lowers my blood pressure.
I hope it does the same to ALL GOVERNMENT SERVANTS TOO! Lower their blood pressure, I mean.

Don't be pressured by VVIPs, civil servants told

PUTRAJAYA: Guidelines and procedures — and not VVIPs — govern the work ethics of civil servants.Civil servants have to do their jobs well and not fear retribution by important people whose recommendations were not taken up.

This is Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Samsudin Osman’s advice to civil servants who may come under pressure from VVIPs wanting their way in specific matters.

For example, only suitable applications for government scholarships should be approved, regardless of the recommendations submitted.

"Even though the applications come with strong recommendations by VVIPs, officers required to carry out their duties responsibly and honestly must always toe the line and not easily succumb to pressure.

"Government servants are bound by rules and regulations when making decisions or granting approval.

"They should not feel pressured or be pressured into doing something. Just use your discretion and follow the criteria or guidelines."

Samsudin said he had received letters or applications with notes of recommendations from VVIPs.

"It is the responsibility of government officers, including myself, to consider and grant approvals based on the stipulated guidelines or criteria. If an officer fails to follow guidelines, that simply means that he has failed in his duty," he said after launching a Nasyid competition for civil servants here.

Samsudin had been asked if there was a need for a code of ethics for VVIPs in dealings with civil servants.

It is normal for VVIPs such as state assemblymen or Members of Parliament to forward recommendations where applications or decisions are concerned.

Jasin MP Datuk Mohd Said Yusof was recently reported to have asked the Malacca Customs and Excise Department to "close one eye" on the illegal import of sawn timber by his company, Binyu Sof Enterprise.

(The emphasis -- BOLDED like this -- is Desi's. Read the complete report from the newspaper-lah! RM1.20 only -- cut down on one cuppa plus a kuih and invest on this knowledge tool; good for thy brain cells and body mass, wat...)

DESIDERATA notes that the NST news reported said:

"Samsudin had been asked if there was a need for a code of ethics for VVIPs in dealings with civil servants.

It is normal for VVIPs such as state assemblymen or Members of Parliament to forward recommendations where applications or decisions are concerned. "

I salute Samsuddin for his discerning obervation and sound advice to the Civil Service personnel, many of whom I must congratulate for good service, especially those manning the Customers Services counters. In fact the private sector's personnel can learn a thing or two from Perkdidmatan Kerajaan staff in this aspect.

But I also hope the VVIPs list should extend beyond the MPs and SAs to those TITLED PERSONALITIES who often throw their weight around.

As a pressman, I had the unfortunate occasion to sumtimes cover certain functions, especially those organised by ASLI, and some loyaljelly-connected functions -- where one gets the impression that when somebody were to throw a pebble -- don't-lah, not a stone, or a rocky! -- it had the higher probability of hitting a Datuk, Datin, Tan Sri or Puan Sri, even A Tun or ... how do you a'dress someone who's the spouse of a Tun, ah? I'm not well-worst in Protocall!)than hiting a plain Encik or Cik, or Tuan or Puan. Minta maaf if I miss out Saudara/Saudari.(You see, I mix around with quite a substantial socialist crowd, and the camaradeArie comes along with the form of a'dress...)

Okay, back from Digression to the ASKLI fuinction ~~ Any speaker would spend almost 2-3 minutes just with the opening nomenclatured, properly Attired or A'dressed, Excuse Desi thius morn if he's a li'l LOST in the forestry of words and prayers for our Civil Servants that they take the Chief Secretary's words to heart and be stout hearted in their actions. Action of commission -- act firmly like the Malacca Customs against the MP of Jasin -- and also omission -- Don't let politikus force the hands of the local council (MPPJ, hear me, or Nades?) in erecting billboards or bridges at the wrong/dangerous locations.

But some VVIPs are like salesmen. Glib and sweet-tongued.
Do you know one *POET called a salesman an IT?(*I'll try to locate the proof. Miss Patience, KO?)

Why does Desi have a particular grudge agaiinst salesmen?

Okay! I restrict to just Car and Telco salesmen...for now, and it's anecdotal, not scientifically surveyed and sampled, just so that there's no MISSundersatnding and you engage a loyar buluk to sue me. Or FA.


~~~~~~~Which brings me to the sext digression. One FAshionistA who fragrants Desi's Place from her own abode sumtimes attracting with genetlemanly fesyen tips or tops, was in hi-spirits when her SignificantOther took her to view a
SportsCar, which caught their fancy, and after some hard bargaining, the twosome said they would return 24 with the cheque. Da Salesman was incognito for the sext few days (MIA on his ...TRESS?), then SMSed FA's S.O. that the SportsCar had been sold to Another, for a hi-er price!:(

Now sisters to Desi's Place, you undersatnd WHY a Salesman has been described by a Poet as an 'IT'?~~~~~~~

Encounter 2:

THE FOLLOWING IS NARRATED IN SALEMAN'S LANGUAGE STYLE. It's C&P-lah, from Fashionasia, nigh Gay Paree, Lundun, or Tokyo, or Kuala Lumpur oso-cun!:)
Following the dictum ~~
When in Roome, do as the Romans do.
When at a Milan Fashion show, do as FashionistA do-dos.

"desiderata said...
I oso got story to sell. Went to telco office to change from Post-paid to Prepaid for my HP. Handphone-lah, not my hire-purchase... I said I oso want to maintain my Olde Number.

She, saleswoman, said "No-can, only vice-versa allowed. That is you can switch from Prepaid to Post, not the Other way round, then can maintain olde number."

I politely but loudly informed her I clearly heard her colleague at the Sales counter promising that I should have no prob switching and using the same number. I turned in the direction of the Salles counter staff and softly thundered they should be HONEST in making seales pitches.

"Now your Comapny has LOST one customer, possibly MORE as I cuntvince my frens to swtich from your telco service!" was my polite parting shot.

That telco's nama trthmes with Miss Gigi.
Now I'm using one that rhymes with Texas.

(So mGf reading the strange advisory, now you understand the vile Desi SMS-ed thee about my nu'e HP no.)

PPS: ~~ Now you understand Y one Poet called Da Salesman an 'it'?

1:21 PM, May 19, 2006 "