Just Another Day in Paradise


Firstly watch the video:-

Secondly re-read and embrace the lyrics:-

She calls out to the man on the street
“Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?”

He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he can’t hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there

Oh think twice, it’s another day for
You and me in paradise
Oh think twice, it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

She calls out to the man on the street
He can see she’s been crying
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet
Can’t walk but she’s trying

Oh think twice…

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
Oh lord, there must be something you can say

You can tell from the lines on her face
You can see that she’s been there
Probably been moved on from every place
‘Cos she didn’t fit in there

Oh think twice…

Thirdly, brave yourself and read this:-

Soup kitchens will no longer be allowed to operate within a 2km radius of Lot 10, which covers a large portion of the city centre, effective immediately, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

“This activity just encourages people to remain homeless and jobless. There have been many such people whom we have found jobs for, who returned to that life because they said it is easier,”

“We already have all kinds of garbage-related problems in the city and spend more than RM90mil a year collecting it. I do not see my actions as harsh but necessary in order to create a disciplined society,” he said.

Tengku Adnan added that the soup kitchens have not been officially notified of this and a meeting with them to discuss it will be held soon.

However, he said they would be given the next two days to comply with the decision and action will be taken against those who continue to run the activities.

(Source)

This is the problem when certain politicians gets too fat with all the luxury, wealth and power – they can think they can snap their fingers and problems goes off just like that. And they expect the people to elect them year in, year out despite the nonsense they say and do and when that fails, they threaten the same people with another racial clash.

They forget that they are living on borrowed times…

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Gong Xi Fa Chai!


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(Sometimes when we are looking forward for the festive season, there are some who faces a bleak future. Story and picture source: The Star)
I wish all my friends, colleagues and readers a very Chinese New Year. It does not matter these days whether the festive is for a particular race or not. We all celebrate the holidays one way or another. For me, CNY is a good day to recover from the bad flu that I am having, get more sleep, watching good Chinese movies on TV and playing plenty of computer games

So, what holds for me in the Year of the Dog? Well, it does not look good. I am an Oxen (ok, Water Ox to be precise) and anyone born in the Year of the Ox may not be having a good year in 2006 (I have checked in 3 different sources and the result is all the same). I got this from somewhere and let’s see that again:-

Ox’s luck in 2006

No mincing of words, take cover! You may be facing some of the most intensive enemies’ fires for the next two years.

So for those working, learn to be a bit more flexible and compromising (damn, now they tell me – but it seems like I have no choice but to force myself to stay cool. There goes my road rage attitude towards queue jumpers & road hoggers)

Some oxen have good lottery luck despite suffering at work. Can punt a bit but not excessive (Ok, at least I don’t need to cut down much on my “investment” activities)

Relative to your business and career indices, romance luck is definitely much better. You will get many suitors and you look extra wonderful at night (Sigh, don’t they know I am married already? Not sure about this “looking good at night” thing but heck, who cares)

If you are hurt at work or business, get healing and comfort from your loves ones at home (Good thing is that my wife makes this great cup of tea to calm down. Oh sorry, I mean she is a great person to be for comfort – if she doesn’t have the time, well there is always a mug of beer to wash away the sorrows & stress)

Anyway, it seems like my life will tough for the next 2 years (I may do a post-mortem of this in the CNY 2007 if things are not so bad). Until then, enjoy your very long holidays and don’t drink & drive (if you must, drive and then drink).

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