Monday, 18 June 2007

From poll result to postcard and a study

"I release you”, my pastor told me today after church.

Now, for those who are not aware, I attend a church where we serve “refreshments” after the service. Sometimes, such refreshments are as good as lunch. Today was such a day. But I couldn’t eat as today is the 3rd day of the lunar calendar which means I am to be a vegetarian today. So my pastor was trying to release me but since it’s not a matter of religion but a matter of principal, no can't do. As I’ve mentioned before, the difficulty in being vegetarian is looking for vegetarian food. It’s so tough that I haven’t had dinner. Guess I will have to wait till 12am so that I can cook myself an instant noodle. Hopefully to I’ll finish this entry by then.

A very big thank you to those who participated in the poll which I put up in the last 3 weeks or so. For your information, a total of 167 visitors voted. Based on my stats, A.Z.A.I.G. has about 350 to 400 unique visitors a day, which means slightly less than 50% of visitors voted. Hey… it’s ok if you don’t vote here. But when the General erection Election finally comes, I sincerely hope you all will exercise your rights wisely. By the way, A.Z.A.I.G. stands for As Zewt As It Gets.

On an unrelated note, one of my friends in Italy received a postcard from Malaysia. She was kind enough to scan the postcard to let me have a look. And me being kind as well, I should share with you all… click to enlarge.

I am so proud! I mean which country in Asia got the privilege to be called “Venice of Asia”? This is certainly one feat that should make its way into the Malaysian Books of Records. It will also be refreshingly different from the usual biggest pizza or biggest ‘yee sang’ stuff, don’t you think?

Last but not least, read about the gomen setting up a task force to study the need to regulate internet sites. They intend to monitor sites which contain porn and of course… blogs. Not just blogs that criticise the gomen but other blogs as well. Blogs like yours and mine. Think I am screwed! Sigh… since my previous entry is rather erotic, I wonder if they will shut down A.Z.A.I.G… Gasp!

Jokes aside, I find it quite a waste of resources to study on actions to be taken against porn sites or blogs when our streets are filled with serial rapists. For those who are unaware, there have been multiple gang rape cases in our country and they all happened in the last one week. Why don’t a task force be set up to handle this issue?

You know why? My friend kenninaz has brilliantly explained it here. A good read… and after reading it… let us all shout together… this is…!!!!

45 comments:

anigma said...

That's the whole problem with the system. If you call them up to report that there were some old men gambling illegally, they would arrive within 5 minutes and then, bald their heads. If you tell them, there is a robbery, they would wait a few hours to respond - afraid to be shot. Heck.

Little Ray said...

The gomen just can't seem to be bothered with the big issues. Sometimes I feel embarrassed to be a Malaysian when I read about all the "great plans" they come up with.

angel said...

That's why la... blog about birthdays and tags is safer, rite? Heh...

What is the world coming to, huh? Anyway, have a good week ahead!

Afifah said...

i think we should be proud of our place as it is instead of trying to associate it with another famous place. still, proud of the effort in promoting that.

i have to agree wit u. i think they need to focus on other stuffs rather than people's blog. haha. it would be a fun job tho, reading ppl's blog and determine whether or not its enough to discriminate the gov.

cely said...

i did vote :p

oh ya, guess what... i got a forwarded email, the content was one of ur post!

"you are the reason"

Hahhaha, surprise~

Seok Thong said...

Actually there's vegetarian instant noodle out there. Maybe you should buy some for your vegetarian day.

The handwriting from the postcard is very staright! Hehe! But isn't the picture of the postcard is a little bit fake? Or is it really true?

J.T. said...

You know what is funny, Zewt?
A commenter left a 'complain' in my previous posting about "10 Things Every Woman Should Try". She wondered why most blogs like to post about sex or something similar. (My goodness, there were only two points about sex out of 10 and she chose to zero in on that 2 and make it sound like I was talking about sex. hahaha)
I told her to look around - not everyone does that all the time. Bloggers talk about other things too.
Then I wanted to suggest that she browse through my blogroll and see for herself. Suddenly I remembered Zewt had a sexy posting up about Calorie Count. Zewt is #2 on my blogroll. I would have to eat my own words. I decided against giving that suggestion. hahaha

Anyway, the 'gomen' should put their efforts in eliminating real problems out there in the streets. They are so hell bent on cracking down on bloggers but they forget the rakyat live in fear of escalating crimes. Clean up the streets first.
Our country's leaders damn good in throwing money where it should not go. We don't need to buy glory for the country. When a country is running well and majority of the citizens are happy, then the results will speak for itself.

If they want to promote tourism, fix the attitude first. Are we truly Asia? Or are we slowly moving towards the slogan - Malaysia, the less populated Indonesia. :D

Cirnelle said...

We have a Multimedia Bill of Guarantees? I didn't know that. What's in it? (stupid question. Guarantees lah!) What are the guarantees? (Besides "Thou shalt not censor the internet"... but SC went ahead and shut down quite a number of websites anyway... no, that's not censorship, that's shutting down criminal activities without a trial). Yup, Zewt. You're doomed.

jaezrel said...

twehehehe u know the swimming in lobby part got me thinking ....no rather 'imagining' the mat salleh swimming around kl city? especially near high court area....jamek.....the muddy river.....flood.......kekekeke ops........

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

if i dont c u blog for the next few days..i will know you have been caught..haha..the problem with polls is ppl just read and leave..i reckon you have one of the most interactive blogs around with over 50 comments a post daily..just look at mine la haha..

i reckon the study is just an excuse to surf the net at work!

ah nel said...

do ownself vegetarian food lor!!!

buy some lettuce,tomato,cheese and bread and made sandwich...1 litre of milk sure wil make ur day...1day vege ledi complain as i remember i been vegetarian for month... ;)

Huei said...

blek screw them gomen! i think they really eat free nothing to do..everyday browse blogs for porn..haih..#$**$#@ this country!!

amanda said...

haih, i also don't know how to desribe our goverment.. our prime minister said wan to increase the salary of the goverment servant, but b4 increase already so lazy then increase d will do any better? i don't think so lo. i dont mean to bias here.

me said...

can't be that difficult to find food. rice with a can of baked bean...cow tim one meal. does your vegetarian diet includes egg? if yes, the possibilities are endless...but i guess you have to be better prepared and shop a little before hand.

aSstHa said...

ola zewt,

on d veggie front... bad pastor for thinking he is high enuf to release u (me bein a free thinker n all)... *hmph* very bad... gud for u for sticking to ur guns bout it... proud of u.. me too am vegetarian on the 1st and 15th of the lunar calendar started out somewhere last year. was a real trial for me especially when CNY came and dey had ALL my fav dish out... but managed to wipe off my saliva and maintained the veggie diet. on and off i do forget dat it's the 1st/15th so... err... my bad... and other times i hv no choice (specially wen i'm on training and no veggie food for miles wen trainin is in klia)... hving said dat yea... ders veggie instant noodles.. i forgot the brand but ders one bihun one dat's not bad... if u live near atria shopping centre ders a food stalls outside (the one erm, wer ders a guy selling fruit rojak n soya bean) dey hv a veggie chap fan stall der which serves veggie soup... yum... my mom normally ta pao's for me for my dinner cos he opens @ 8am n closes somewer around 6...

on the other front... "haih"... i reserve my comment and jz "sam jiu" once more... no point giving a damn really... like it or not they'll do whatever it is that pleases them... wanna comment, get angry/frustrated all "sai hei" onie... so i jz tell dem... oh jz sod it already...

alan zed said...

hehe, venice of asia... you sure brighten up my monday blues man... :D
dude, you vegetarian on certain days or all the way ? just curious tho. happy monday :)

rinnah said...

I did take the poll - my answer was daily. :o)

What a clever postcard! Sums up the situation perfectly.

Sure this latest gomen study will be all talk and no action lah...

bubbly soda said...

kenninaz said it well!

I took the pole! See I contribute!

Malaysia famous for trying too hard. That should be in the Book of Records. So we won't have to try so hard to achieve all those crazy thing using the money for community support.

zewt said...

anigma - which is why... grass is much better right?

Little Ray - perhaps putting a stop to us is a big issue to them? you'll never know.

angel - wah, lazy to log on already eh? yeah la.. blog about tags and bday are the safest i guess.

Afifah - hi and welcome! yeah, i think i want such job too! total stress free... just read blogs and then see which one is seditious and ... porn. thanks for droppin by.

cely - wooahhh... didnt know someone did that. but i think it's good, yeah?

seok thong - it's fake, but that doesnt mean the flood was anything better. yeah, will certainly check out the vege instant noodles... but but... more instant noodles?

zewt said...

JT - hahaha... well, maybe that person is a lil deprived and is envy? :P... anyway, shouldnt be affected by them dont u think?

as for the gomen, we all know what they should do. whether they will or want to do it, that's a whole different thing. it's certainly very scary to think that here will turn into indon.

cirnelle - yeah, they already shut down a few sites, so u think the guarantee is working? besides... like what kenninaz said... this ... is... ok, i am doomed.

jaezrel - i dont think they wanna swim in such muddy places leh. think they prefer sun bathing on grassy ground.

constant craver joe - most interactive blog... that's a very nice thing to know. and it happened becos you all made it so.

ah nel - i was vege for 49 days. i am not complaining, just difficult to find food.

Huei - it's eat full nothing to do la... haha! no more blogging soon...

zewt said...

amanda - i read somewhere that the KPI for the gomen servant in one particular state was 99%!! woooaahh... that's like... PERFECT!! have you ever encounter perfect service before?

me - think to open up a whole can of baked beans for myself... that's a bit too much right? yeah, should have bought some pasta... but was lazy.

aSstHa - vege during CNY... that's one of the worst torture around! haha... anyway, when you accomplish it... it does feel good right? ahh... i see that you are using the sam jiu phrase very well... :) ahh... another phrase you've introduced... 'sai hei'.

alan zed - on the 3rd day of the lunar month. oh, i should have link it to the post where i made the promise. shall do it after this.

rinnah - yeah, the postcard was classic! hahah... in fact, i received a lot of other funny mails too, but dowan to contaminate my blog with too many pictures.

bubbly soda - yeah... kenninaz was spot on right there... the perfect rendition of why we are doing things our ways...

Rabbit said...

The gomen sendiri wanna surf porn is it? Say only they wanna eliminate those porn blogs, probably they sindiri find excuses to surf porn through this ler.

hikazew® said...

I agree with rabbit. Hmm if any guys wanna surf porn legally pls apply to the task force at www.surfpornformsia.gov.my

Bee said...

I feel that we shouldn't be worried bcos there's so much free blog templates out there, if they close you down, within minutes you just create another and don't forget to send me an email about your new blog. :-)

Happysurfer said...

Vegan on the third day of the month? First time I'm hearing about it but no matter, to each his own.

Love that postcard. Funny. I believe Bangkok has been long dubbed as "Venice of the East", I think.

jaezrel said...

that is what venice of malaysia is about.......for now...

Maverick SM said...

U very famus liau. I put a poll and got 2 response both also screw me up. MUst learn from u

Doreen said...

I wasn't aware of your poll or I would have voted. Malaysia should have very very serious heavy sentence for rapist, like cutting off their tiny little thing! Evil I am but nothing compare to THEM!

zewt said...

rabbit - shhhh.... not so loud la... u chuin their bo already...

hikazew - hahahaha... so you're the moderator of that site eh?

bee - sure thing. you're right... it's going to be tough but they can do what china did... banned blogspot altogether. and perhaps wordpress too.

happysurfer - well, if you read about how i ended my mourning period, then u will know why it is on the 3rd day :) hmmm... so bangkok beat us already? damn!

jaezrel - venice got ppl swim in muddy water meh?

maverick SM - who dares to screw u! tell me... i go screw him! :P

doreen - oh, i tot i mentioned that a few times. it's ok then. tiny little thing... hahaha... u sure all of them are tiny? yeah, they should be castrated!

Winn said...

u can eat anything but jus dont ' jiao' the meat la can?
like u can still eat wan tan mee but throw aside the wan tan...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ur welcome..meanwhile im sorry la but can i do some free advertising for my new blog here ar..its humour and i promise a wider range of random stuff then food..

http://wwww.belowthetigger.blogspot.com

why tigger? click and find out..thanks!

ah nel said...

i mean mine is few month when i work in singapork few years ago...

Kenny Mah said...

I won't worry too much about the task force. Malaysians excel in hoohoo-haha when planning but when it comes to execution... well, you know the rest. LOL

P.S. The postcard's hilarious... esp the last line. But also embarrassing lah for us... :P

kyh said...

i was thinking where in KL looks like Venice? my gosh... wat a huge difference between them! (Note: I din read the texts in the postcard yet) Then think think, i finally got it! wahahaa... wat a huge sarcasm!

oh gosh 300-400 unique visitors a day! *faint* oh my u're so hott! can fight with those hot buns in the oven liao!

as for the vegan life, i'm one for 7 months as for now!

giddy tiger said...

The resemblance between KL and venice is hysterical! Love the gondola backed by the twin towers there...heh.

Wow...so many visitors daily ah? If only I had come earlier, I would have gladly participated in your poll...I love taking polls and surveys!

amanda said...

Perfect service in goverment sector.. Please ler. There are once i tried to call TNB to make a complaint and guess how many calls i have to make just to make a complaint..It took me half an hour and about 5 calls just to speak to the customer service.. My god..Is that what u call a perfect service Zewt ??

zewt said...

Winn - cannot la... i try to be as pure as possible. it's for my mom... i better do it properly, else meaningless... dont u think?

constant craver joe - woooaahhh... can i charge advertising fees? hahahaha.... ok ok, i go check it out later.

ah nel - a few months? wow... that's long. why la? budget?

Kenny Mah - yeah, i know the rest. but at the same time... dont underestimate their impulse... they can act suddenly.

kyh - working for the days where i will breach 500! the last time i breached 500 was during my mom's passing period. :| oh... yeah, i know you're a vegan... my respect!

giddy tiger - well, i will certainly be putting up more polls :)... hope to see your vote then.

amanda - well, i never say they are perfect. i am equally perplexed at such KPI. well... at least you finally managed to speak to customer service... most just give up after being transferred around the world... the call i mean.

bubbly soda said...

SNAPS!!! I found it! OMG!!! so close!!! hahahaha...

ah nel said...

diet,sked fat sumore saved money...

*i ever bought my levis jean 38 inch*

:)

J.T. said...

You are right, Zewt. We shouldn't allow the negative commenters to affect us.

Of course, that 'task force' is another issue. Some are screwed. (too much sex and politics around). :D
I wouldn't worry about your blog, Zewt. You diversify. :)

zewt said...

bubbly soda - well done!

ah nel - 38 inches... okay... then i think you need to... :P... no hard feelings ok.

JT - yeah... i diversify a lot. begining to feel i am direction-less... which i am not sure if it's a good thing. perhaps i should start a poll on that.

amanda said...

haha. I know. I feel like giving up on the call but i cant. cos it's urgent.. That is not the worst experience. Sometimes i have to deal with the TNB on hehalf of my boss and my com..Talking to them is like talking to the wall especially the conversation is conducted in english..some of them cant even understand a simple eng. my god.

zewt said...

amanda - hahaha... when it's part of your job, it sucks big time. i used to deal a lot with the inland revenue board... so i thoroughly understand your predicament.

may said...

sorry hor, didn't vote. but I'm sure you know which category I belong to, lol! whatodo, my mind's in hibernation...

now, if only there really were gondolas in KL - that would be the best mode of transportation during floods, and so style-o-milo too!

zewt said...

may - yeah, i think i should suggest to the transport ministry to have some gondolas ready... just in case God intends to give us the Venice status more often.