The first thing I complained about the driving here is that, no body using the signal buttons. It was a hard drive back when I first started driving car here, until recently, I think I got a glimpse of why it is so.
They are predictable.
I’m sure you (if you are driving) too notice that sometimes, you know when to give way, if you don’t want to give way, you know when to speed up to not left behind.
That’s the culture here I guess. At least in Sibu, we all (they actually, not including me) drive slowly, so anytime too we can stop without a problem, and yet, no body dare to give middle finger
It is like, when something happen, then it is time to use the signal. The signal lights can only meant: car broken down; you better come down here mo… or simply just being nice.
Property price has been raising quite quickly this few years, especially after 2008. Almost doubled up all the price I heard before 2008.
The government keep telling me that the economy is good, everyone in Malaysia is having a great live and etc etc. One thing I hate the most are those news about how much investment the government get, either for state or federal, and the one that about the cash reserved.
Seriously, beside all those new built up all steel buildings with sky rocket price for the ordinary Malaysian like me, what does the investment and the cash reserved help me at all…?
I followed this news very tightly online, especially Twitter. I did not join though, that might be one of the thing that I most regreted about too. I has the impulse to go down Kuala Lumpur on Friday night, but after thinking twice, I don’t want to jeopidise a lot of thing, especially since I’m a married man with process on-going.
Anyway, what I wanted to say is the media, the real media in Malaysia. It sound so much like China nowadays, a communist or something.
China Press night paper came out with a picture of FRU firing tear gas with people standing on opposite. The headline? “Where is the peaceful gather?”. The picture clearly shows that FRU firing, there is nothing happen, no tyres burning, no nothing, just tear gas fired by the FRU, and the headline pointing to the people who sitting and standing in the opposite? What is this news?
Repeat it and it will become true
I finally get this idea already. I was having a drink at around 5pm with a friend. The TV1 news keep showing a marquee at the bottom, starting with “Perhimpunan Haram: Seorang pemimpn…”. The line keep starting with “Perhimpunan Haram:”.
Somehow, with just following #BersihStories hashtag in Twitter, it gives me a clearer picture of what’s going on. The real spirit of 1Malaysia does sound much much better than any other occasion.
This BERSIH has becoming a whole World thing, most corner has a BERSIH rally. This beg the question of, why in this democracy Malaysia cannot has a rally? I hope the interview doesn’t come with an answer like in 2007.
A pharse I heard of when I was still young. Not sure how, but I manage to know some older people when I was 11 and 12. People that age between 18 and 24 was my friends back then. Which it ended up lending me to some other kind of person too. But that’s not the point.
I remember once this guy told me, yes, Malaysia is peace, and peace is what we are looking for. But Malaysia is not harmony, in terms of people to people. Harmony that is going to get us somewhere, peace is just temporary, it is just before the out burst of harmony.
I agreed, now. We all live peacefully in Malaysia. Nothing big happen here, no big time robbery, no big time gun fighting and no big riot here and there. But when it comes to harmonious, well, can’t tell yet.
I started to take a great note in politic and government on my final year of university life. I was free and I am waiting to step into the society. Government policies is among the thing I wanted to know more about.
Now, look at the newspaper, all those daily newspaper are coming in with all sort of thing that doesn’t translate to “Harmony“. Yet, I am still one of the believer that Malaysia is going to get over that, soon… Eventhough the “Peace” is too, on the stake now
I spent the whole morning and afternoon to get my marital status statement from JPN in Putrajaya. Believe me, you will hate and wait a lot. Beware of a staff name whatever “Fahmee” (I forgot to note down, but all I remember was that), this guy here will sit there and do absolutely nothing but scene viewing. He was sitting there until the staff next to him asked (or beg cause there was reason statement also) him to help, and he only did my letter and off he sitting again. Improvement my foot JPN, you need to learn from bank, place a supervisor behind them and watch them work instead.
Anyway, the good thing was, I can get it by the same day, but have to run 2 places, 1km (according to GARMIN GPS) distance between them.
Things to prepare:
Photocopy of IC*
Photocopy of birth certificate*
* Note: Need to be certified by your town council, else bring the original together with you.
**Note: Need to be certified by your town’s court.
I go there with all three certified, so I didn’t go to court and swore or anything Lucky I did those in Sibu
1, Go to National Registration Department, 2nd floor, which is where you might see Fahmee. Same procedure of course, get number, sit and wait your number called and get to counter.
The letter should available within 30 minutes and the progress goes on even lunch hour.
2, Once you get the statement letter, go to Wisma Putra, Foreign Affair Department to get the letter signed by some head again. Which of course, the same procedure again.
Done! However, Foreign Affair Department has their lunch hour from 12.30pm to 2.00pm. Don’t waste time going there at 12.30pm like me Waited outside the gate for an hour half. Oh, just in case you’re not narcissism enough, you need to wear long pant and shoe
After getting the letter I’m feeling much better than any cure acne product on my face for the past few days. Even I sent my application last time with PosLaju, they still need to go through a lot of department in order to get the letter for you. So it is much better to go there directly and get it instead. Just another troublesome story of a guy getting marry with an Indonesian girl