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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Santa with a twist:spoiler for kids

If you actually think about it...there are so many things sneaky about good old Santa. I have no grudge against the jolly old thing-good soul,red cheeks,amiable overflowing rotund belly.

But lets just try looking at it from a different perspective. How can one feeble old man keep a "list" of the naughty and nice kids from all around the world? And what is he actually doing listing all their names. Fine maybe he's a Christmas spirit. That is endowed with heavenly abilities to acknowledge sainthood in wee kids. But lets just pretend he's human. Now THAT would be very disturbing.

I keep imagining a flabby old man with pedophile tendencies cooped up in a dark little run down apartment, surrounded by tubs of ice cream and flies buzzing over month old pizza looking for kids online. Stalking them...Brrrr...And Rudolph is his mangy,scrawny dog with a severe case of rabies that gets hysteric upon picking up trails of kids. My sister and I were creating a scenario when we were on the beach at PD a week ago that Santa was actually a mafia godfather and his right hand man,thugs were dwarfs(think little people big world) who got sour due to the Employment Agency's excellent skill in overlooking them for every post out there in the Big World.

They had a dirty,dilapitated factory where they poured wax,chemicals and plastic bottles from rubbish bins to make gorgeous,mouthwatering sweets which they sold in the blackmarket to conniving sweet shops that wanted more customers with cheap capital. They always evaded and passed health check authorities because there was never a single report of poisoning or death directly caused by the awful candies.
This was because Santa the Godfather and his Mafia Sweet-thugs would stalk and kidnap every kid that bought their Yummy Fake Candies and whenever they started going green or sitting up bolt upright and fainting like dead logs, Santa and cronies would abduct that kid coz he's been "naughtyyyy". Hhaha ok ok im getting carried away. So the conclusion is that the good kid is the fat one,the goat like one who is capable of eating like a cow and just poops the toxic stuff out and stays as healthy and sane as a fiddle. There! The conspiracy has been laid out in the open,the parcel of secrets have been opened!

And thats not all, imagine if one day Santa and his Chief Small Thug have a huge fight and the next day the CST's dead,bloated,ugly little body with that mischievous red cap not far off, was found floating in the nearby duck pool.Large bulging red eyes in a small,wrinkled,face,downturned mouth.

Torn by guilt and remorse at having killed his best friend and wing man, Santa withdraws into a deep,perverse depression. Which brings us back to the flabby old guy stalking kids on his flickering computer screen...Kids beware....You better not cry for in the dead of the night, out of your beds you,he will pry...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Israeli attack on Gaza is barbaric to say the least

I have,as a muslim, always been repulsed by what the Israelis have been doing to the Palestinians-bullying,controlling them like cattle and acting a merciless god over its helpless victims. This time the repulsion meter has broken. I think it is ridiculous and damnably hypocritical of Western,Israeli and some "modern" muslim leaders( mere puppets of the Zionist regime) of countries like Eqypt-to denounce terrorism and brand muslims collectively as "terrorists"( the term didn't even come into existence till the recent century. Everyone knows US and Israel need an enemy, whether real or imagined to run their War Inc.)when they themselves are the actual perpetrators.

Just switch on CNN and you'll see pro Israeli propaganda justifying their actions and downplaying the deaths and suffering. But the reality is this, due to their stupid justification that they attacked because of HAMMAS' refusal to sign the "truce"( more like servitude), they have left more than 200 already suffering families with dead brothers,fathers,uncles,sisters,aunts,mothers,children and cousins. Where is the justice in that?

“Israel is not targeting Hamas alone. Israel is targeting the whole Palestinian population, which has left 200 families with dead sons, husbands and fathers.
“Gaza is left today with nothing, no bread, no oil, electricity and medication even to treat the injured people.
“This criminal attack is directed at the will of the Palestinian people. It’s an effort to break the Palestinian demand for freedom, independence and justice.”

Mustafa Barghouthi, Former Palestinian Information Minister

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Fashionable Frenzy Part II

Love the simplicity and classic cut of this white dress

Love how her whole outfit looks comfy and well put together for a casual outing plus totally digging those boots!

Rachel Bilson manages to effortlessly rock any outfit she throws on. Love the jacket.

Not many can pull of a preppy quirky style such as this

Perfect fit jeans and top to go with it

Love the classy cashmere and demure look

Kate Hudson-I love her laidback urban style

Blair Waldorf! I love her classic high end chic style...if only her clothes weren't such ripoffs!

Vanessa Hudgens- I avoid HSM like a plague and I hate her character but i must admit in real life the girl does have style.

Celebrity Paintings

Jason Mraz

Liv Tyler

Julia Roberts

Friday, December 26, 2008

Of fake christmas trees and beachy fun

Let me start by saying this about my rather uneventfully eventful trip to Port Dickson( the one place in Malaysia everyone equates with hot sandy,overcrowded beaches and ice cream sellers on rumbling unreliable shreds of metal they call bikes): there were times when I seconded the above opinion but there were also times i thought: "Hey I should not be enjoying this too much!"

Times i thought PD was uncool:

1) The Hotel service sucked because there was a heavy influx of holiday goers on the weekends and the management was shrewdly determined to kick us out even though we were willing to pay for a half day extension. They wanted to corner us until we offered to pay a full night and day's amount by extending our stay on the day of our checkout. It was so wily and unprofessional that my aunt blew up in their faces and managed to milk a meek apology from those sour faces.

2) The heat was unbearable. As usual. Why am i even complaining?

3) The beach wasn't as clean as the other beaches I'd been to and was teeming with fluffy green seaweed. Sure they were harmless but they were everywhere and that made the sea water look disgusting.

4) The pool was marvellous-it was huge BUT it wasn't exactly kid friendly and that is a problem when 60 percent of our travelling CLAN is made up of kids ranging from ages 10 months to 12 years.

5) The most annoying thing was the absence of a float pumping service because we had brought along all sorts of assortments of floats for the kids and none could be inflated and as a result we couldn't bring the kids to the deeper parts. Which in turn meant the adults(i.e me) were stuck in the shallower,more boring regions. The kids would clamour to follow me when i tried to make an unsuccessful lap from the shallower part to the deeper part.

6) Moi here was dying to ride a jet-ski but those preposterous hotel assholes had set a ridiculously high price-RM 150 per ride for 30 minutes! Before it used to be a mere RM40 and that vapid excuse of fuel price hikes was totally stupid because the fuel prices had been stabilized again and i could see they were just cashing in on a previous situation. Gits.

7) I LOATHED the stupid real/fake christmas tree smack in the middle of the otherwise passable hotel reception. Now this tree was a monstrosity causing massive visual and mental pollution because the gits had actually spray painted a tropical tree(that resembled a fir tree) stark,chemical white. And on its unshapely,bent branches greyed and withered at the ends were ugly multicoloured christmas balls and cheap looking ribbons. The shape was the main sore. It looked nothing like a Christmas tree. It had boughs and leaves poking out at awkward,unflattering angles and there wasn't even a Christmas angel for star to put at the top of the tree because Oh! What Joy! The top of the poor ugly tree bent in protest against the not high enough ceiling.It was a disastrous attempt at improvisation and creativity.

Times i thought PD was actually cool:

1) The spectacular sunsets. They are flawless.Impeccable. Tapestries of God's grand design splashed in hopeful colours in the sky. I.LOVE.THEM.

2) The pool-it was not kid friendly for the most part even though it had a cute little slide and all which meant that it was adult and swimmer friendly which was perfect for me. The pool was huge and artistic and unique meaning i never got tired of swimming and there was even a ginormous artificial waterfall rumbling down into the 2 plus meter deep part. Simply delightful.

3) The Clan itself. What would i be without them? What would i do without them? The kids were of course like energizer bunnies rubbing off their unceasing energy on my 20 year old-newly-susceptible-to-aches-due-to-laziness-during-holidays-body. We actually became immune to the mushy,creepy seaweed and ended up having seaweed fights. I was of course the bullseye, the seaweed pinata. I was never that good at dodging stuff especially handfuls of algae green seaweed coming at me from all directions from tiny,innocent looking hands. I loved that Grandma was there and my Grand Aunt,Uncle and my youngest Aunt's family of devilishly cute critters. I loved that i had my family with me to share in all the goofy jokes and gyuffaws.

4) And how could i forget the simply delectable seafood treat at Pantai Ria. Seriously the buttered craps,large fresh prawns,clams,baby Kailan( a type of tasty vege dish found only in Tropical countries),sweet and sour chicken and fried sotong(squid) curry were so mouthwatering I even dreamed about the feast all over again in my dream. I would get fat in under two weeks if i lived near that restaurant. The divine delish-ness is killing me!

5) Wait before i drift into the all too familiar land of forgetfulness, i have to say the speed boat ride with my family WAS THE BOMB. The cool beach spray and air the whipped against my hair and face made me feel so alive whilst Leo and Junior squealed in delight as the boat veered dangerously on the waves and mom put a furtive arm over us with a grin playing on her fair features. Dad was ever the man of the prow-he sat right in front with the driver and chatted about everything under the sky with the man. Trust my dad to be the charming doctor who manages to make small talk even in the middle of a boat ride surrounded by a misty air of danger. Haha.

6) Did i tell you how refreshing it is to eat triple coned ice creams out in the sun on the sandy beach with the kids? It's just lovely. Sitting there with the waves lapping at many pairs of crudely aligned feet,licking ice cream with careless abandon.Ahhhh.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Pan's Labyrinth

I cannot believe i cried watching Pan's Labyrinth! It was such a beautifully weird fantastical portrayal of a fantasy world existing parallel with the real world. And what really struck me was how everything flowed like fabric together and made perfect sense.

Tears just kept flowing down at the final scene where that monster of a captain/stepfather cum megalomaniac and psychopath took his newborn son, her half brother away from her, shoved her away and without any sign of human conscience shot that helpless,orphaned little girl right in the chest.

It was utter sadness...grief,awe and epiphany overwhelmed me at the baseness humanity could succumb to and also angelic heights that a mere human child could soar to, even to the extent of sacrificing her own life and future for that of her baby brother.