Monday, 23 July 2007

Monday Mix

Many of you would have already seen a particular music video that has been circulating around in the virtual world lately. A very near piece of art I must say. I told some bloggers that I will not be commenting on it simply because it’s another case of “sam jiu”. Was it wrong to make fun of our national anthem? Definitely so… Were those rap lyrics depicting truth? Sam jiu ler… So long as I am stepping on mud and not greener grass, my comment will be… it-will-be-a-total-waste-of-talent-when-the-rapper-lands-himself-in-deep-shit.

Moving along, there is also another hot topic currently being debated by a certain quarter of domestic bloggers which I have also taken the I-dunwanna-blog-about-it approach. But as I was having lunch today, I over-heard the topic being talked about by the next table, comprising of 1 old uncle and 4 old aunties. They were very candid; with a lot of hand movements… they were talking about the sad state of our Malaysian football! Imagine… 4 old aunties!!

There seems to be a big revamp in FAM with a view to bring our football to its glory days. I remember the national team was totally disbanded when they put up a dismal display in one of the SEA Games. Did that move make any difference to their performance? Definitely… that time, they lost to Cambodia (I think), now… they got thrashed by China and Uzbekistan. It’s an improvement mind you.

I just want to say that I disagree with more money being pumped blindly into this sport. Someone said we need better infrastructure, more playing fields. Please note that kids in Argentina, Brazil and not to mention the poor African nations play on near-desert-like ground and some have to kick coconuts. Pumping more money WILL NOT improve the game. Last but not least (on this notion)… I refuse to believe that our Malaysian team can be so Malay-sianed.

The charming
TingTitLei, whom I have the privilege to meet in the recent blogger booze tagged me on “what I will do if I have $1,000,000”. I know I said I never do tag but this is quite a common question we ask each other. My answer… assuming that it’s US$ that you’re talking about, I will not be buying anything. The very first thing I will do is to bloody resign from my job and get my ass out of the modern slavery world.

Finally, thank you
Clare for awarding me my very first “Awesome Guy Blogger” award… thank you Confessing7girl and Rinnah for awarding me my first and second “Power of schmooze” award respectively and thank you Evelynholic for giving me my 5th “thinking blogger” award. Hell yeah… self gratification here… it’s Monday and I need some cheer!

P/S: Anyone not voted yet? Taking down the poll soon.

49 comments:

Acrelaine said...

gosh.. u're becoming more famous each day? getting awarded and all... newayz.. congrats! u deserve the thinking blogger award by writing bout some 'sam jiu' stuff while avoiding chaos like some other bloggers..

adrian said...

Isn't it great that the whole country is getting involved in Malaysian football again. At least even aunties r talking about it. :)

Kenny Ng said...

Good one. I also will say Sam Jiu la...
Malaysia's sports, to me if without any politic influence it will not falls so badly.
Congrats that u got so much awards, you deserved it man!

blackjack said...

zewt... you seem to be sitting on the fence a lot nowadays.

J.T. said...

The day FAM can achieve in bringing the game and team back to its glory days, I will believe there is some hope.

As long as dudes (who know nothing about the game but making money) stay on board, things will never change.

-Princess Shin- said...

You din link me back.. =( Haha..

I saw the video too! Negaraku right? The song is not bad actually.. just didn't like the part where he made fun of the word Negaraku..

That's being a bit too much!

Helen said...

Hey, I thot that kid said Rm 1 million! If USD then it's food for thot! lol

As for football, like everything else, the problem goes deeper than mere talent or tactics. Nei Sam jiu lor, I dun want to sound overly political. lol

Cirnelle said...

I would roll the $1,000,000 up into a ball and start kicking it about, training to join the national squad. Then, when my national squad wins next time, I will give them that "national anthem" tape to be played as 11 of us "all liars" stand on the podium to receive our medals. That's what I'll do with US$1m.

DaphStar* said...

You so hate your job huh....go do somethin on your own.

zeroimpact said...

I totally agree with that notion on the sam jiu as well as the desert like field
What good is it if you keep pumping money to something where I believe not even half goes to good use
And the freaking attitude of the sportsmen in the country, not all but sam jiu also la which bunch
Damn freaking money effort waster
Let's go support china or even indonesia

confessing7girl said...

sorry to break this news to u but soccer isnt about money!!! its about natural talent!! about passion!!! self discipline and u hv to be born with it!!! im sorry to make this such a big deal but in Portugal we r soo passionate about soccer i couldnt talk about it any other way!!

confessing7girl said...

ahh by the way u r soo welcome in ur 1st schmooze award!! thanks for remembering me!!:)

me said...

my comment? sam jiu lahhhhhhh. hahahhaha. sorry, it's a monday. what do you expect?!

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

Eee... I never get the chance to attend all these blogger gathering. How was it??? Zewt, congrats on all the awards. You deserve it. Keep up the good work!

aSstHa said...

hi zewt,

have been too lazy to leave any comment of late. Been more of a silent reader for the moment... hehehe...

i'll listen to the rap thingy later (work la now.. kenot hog bandwidth)

on the football front. yea, pumping money in ain't gonna make things better. and why do they always think dat money will solve everything? or make a football team? come on la wei... no such thing man... in fact i think pumping in more moo-lah just serves to turn those once ambitious players into lousy, lazy, spoilt brats.

i had a fren who was with the m'sian golfing thingy... on the initial stage he was performing superbly, the more $$$ he got, the more he spent it on whores... yes, i'm serious... n his game suffered bcos of dat.. a star player now reduced to selling/teaching... wat a waste of talent.

so no... pumping in more money ain't gonna improve our game. more intense training n disiplince "might"... hmmm.... mayb i shud hv a word with the coach... i said maybe... but really don give a hoot ... :P

aSstHa said...

owh... yea... n i forgot... how come i wasn't aware of this blogger gathering thingy (not dat i'm one but anything with booze sounds good)

n congrats on ur awards... u deserve it... :)

Huei said...

hahahha yea..i would pity that guy if he gets into trouble..but he speaks all truth!!

congrats on ur awards!

Princess Eileen said...

You need a virtual cupboard to put up all those awards, man....

Sigh... too bad I didnt manage to go to the blogger's booze to meet the legendary Zewt... Next time lar..

Gallivanter said...

Hey man, it was great to have finally met you, and what a small world that you know my other half. Wished I had more time to catch up with you - keeping majority entertained was tiring, but I hope you made new friends out of this. :-)

Charmayne said...

heya...yea i was there but i was shy to say hello besides i wasn't really there for the event, kena dragged by someone :P

alan zed said...

the nike jersey & the "i wear like a star" boot didn't met the standards. haizz...

neno said...

sigh..i hate mondays..esp today..

ehon said...

i already vote! :P

what is sam jiu? sek jiu i know lar (eat banana).

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Surely there are better thing to talk other then 'ball' game!!!???After all in bolehland even 'ball' game result will..... well u know have 'boleh' result which surely by now is not a surprise to anyone as there have being so many other example with 'boleh' result. Have a nice day!! Oh congratulation for receiving so many award!

Rabbit said...

I showed my parents that video, and my parents said he is one hell of a talented guy. they like that video so much they kept asking us to show the video to their friends when they came over to my place. keke!

Congratz on getting the award!

cindy said...

I was of the opinion that making fun of your own country's song is not something one should do too. Tho there was some truth in his song, I still think that no matter how much you dislike your country, you shouldn't make fun of it to that extent. Who else are you going to turn up to when you're in deep shit, your own countrymen of course.

Anyway, that guy is talented also lah. I kinda dig the rapping part. LOL!

rinnah said...

Congrats on all the awards!

I haven't seen the video yet, so gonna go look for a site that has it first...

And yes, I'd resign from my job in a heartbeat too!

TingTitLei said...

i can foresee the rapper telling this to the judge in the court "OI! SAM JIU LAHH!"

and no wonder my traffic is so high today *points at the link* thanks for doing the tag and it was nice meeting you too =)

angel said...

So, after resign, what's your next step, mr. zewt?

*interviews...*

LaSh said...

Congratulations on all your awards!

Makes me jealous! lol, I don't think I'll ever get even one award for blogging!

but!

you deserve those that have been awarded to you! keep up the good job with ur blog ;)

may said...

dang, the 4 old aunties know more about football than I do?!

I'd be happy even if that million was in A$ and not USD, as long as it's not in MYR...

congratulations on the multiple "awards" received! and the best thing about it is... it's almost Tuesday now, woo-hoo!

zewt said...

Acrelaine - chaos is certainly on the way. did u read the news today. a police report has already been lodged.

adrian - hi there and welcome to AZAIG. well, hangat-hangat tahi ayam only la. soon, it will be all forgotten, dont u think?

Kenny Ng - yeah, i really hope badminton will not suffer. football can die haha!

blackjack - u really think so?

JT - that's so true. money has destroyed the local football scene. no more national pride. honestly, already given up.

Princess Shin - ok ok... i will get the link up again.

Helen - yeah... better not sound too political... later we'll land ourselves in trouble.

zewt said...

Cirnelle - hahahaha... who gets to keep the football when you're on national duty?

DaphStar - working on it... it's not that easy u know.

zeroimpact - hahaha... that's why... support Man U! kakaka...

confessing7girl - awww... so sorry... my fault... let me amend the post now!

me - sigh... didnt expect anything ler.

aSstHa - that's why, when money is being put into something, it always spoil the beauty, which is why i am trying hard not to do PPP, but i really dunno how long i will be able to hold out. oh, the blogger thingy... i tot it was publicise quite a lot already. hmmmm.... guess u missed it. booze... haha... i didnt had much though.

AngryYoungChild said...

Why is malaysian football suddenly so hot?

zewt said...

Huei - did u read the news today... someone is going to get into big trouble.

Princess Eileen - legendary... haha... sounds like i am so ancient. next time then... i am sure there will be plenty based on the current trend.

Gallivanter - you've done a good job. yeah, what a small world. maybe we can meet up again in the future.

Charmayne - haha... why is everyone so shy.

alan zed - glamour konon.

neno - tell me about it.

ehon - hahaha... go look up in my archive...

zewt said...

hor ny - haha... yeah, maybe we should talk about other types of ball... those that we play with hands... right? kaka...

Rabbit - well... that guy is going to land himself in jail soon i must say.

cindy - countrymen? will you help me when i am in trouble? recent events showed me that when one is in trouble... one is most likely on one's own. yeah, he is damn talented, would be a great waste.

rinnah - looks like we will do the same thing eh! haha....

TTL - hahaha... wonder how the judge will react. no worries.

angel - hahaha... make my money grow on its own. that's the best.

LaSh - thanks sir... i am sure i will not be getting any without all of you.

may - haha... soon, wednesday will be here and voila... friday is on the way. A$... USD also can right?

AngryYoungChild - cos they got thrashed 5-1 and 5-0 lately. haha... you're obviously not a footie fan eh?

d'Fish said...

hey zewt...vely funny la... not! hihi...malaysian football sucks big time. restructure the whole damn FAM, i say. starting with a big old vip's sitting on their big old lazy asses making free money out off our lame players!

Charmayne said...

eh hello...u could've say hello to me first.. :P

neno said...

lol..got to call the gov for ages bfore i got hold of the person i wan..was put on hold for like more than an hour o so..dun dare to look at my phone bills..got a sucky seat for the world championship..am now hoping tat a miracle will happen so they will let me change my seat..sigh..

zewt said...

d'Fish - hi there. if we remove them... then we're left with lame players... not any good ler... i think we should have a total revamp!

Charmayne - ahhh... my fault...my fault.

neno - i still have not gotten the ticket. i think i can kiss it goodbye. i am on leave on that week, thinking of getting the ticket on the spot... what do u think?

AngryYoungChild said...

Erm, not really. Hehe. But i tot the malaysia football team always get trash? No?

zewt said...

AngryYoungChild - hahaha... you have got a good point there. yeah... they always do. just that now... it's being shown live on tv... so someone has to take the blame ler.

-Princess Shin- said...

No.. No.. No.. I meant the Thinking Bloggers Award! Haha.. =)

neno said...

wow..u plan to get it on the spot??good luck then..i booked it online..it's almost fully booked (the good seats anyway)..anyway, got the seats i wanted..wakakka..now still waiting for interview date..

Charmayne said...

tahu pun! :P

Freethinker said...

oups i mean ban list

zewt said...

princess shin - ohhh... that one... hmmm... long ago. this one is more recent. you're not upset are u?

neno - based on what u said... i think i wont be making it already eh...

charmayne - :)

freethinker - not relating to this post right?

FriendfromTaiwan said...

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zewt said...

friendfromtaiwan - i think u need to translate.