Sunday, December 26, 2010

Malaysian Need More Common Sense

In Malaysia, many of the drivers does not have enough awareness against the privileges for the disables, they basically does not have the respect and the pity towards the disables. In Klang Valley, these awareness does seems better than other states, although such assholes still persist. Even so, many people do not understand what emergency lanes are for too.

I'm now sitting around the parking at the new Aeon Melaka parking bays. It is still very early, and there are plenty of parking spot around. 1 old aunty came down the car, moved the cone out, and another young aunty nicely parked her car in the disable parking bay. An old man then walked down the car, and they happily lock the car and walk into the shopping complex. I was looking at them, and they look back. I shook my head, but they just don't care. Gosh, I guess I'm not the enforcer, so nothing matters.

But why do these people still want to park at the disable spot? Is it that it is so troublesome to walk an extra 20 steps further? Why do people use the emergency lane when traffic jam starts? Using the emergency lane will just cause more jam because some stalled cars or lorries will force them to reenter the road, and they will cause other caring drivers to slow down their car for these selfish drivers.

1 clear indication I see that they are indeed very selfish, because disable parkings are always in shade and very near to the entrance. Some may argue, there are many more spaces left for the disables, why should I care and why do you mind? Laws are laws, common sense are common sense. Why do you shit in the toilet and not outside when there are no one around?

Most people nowadays are educated, but not their common sense and basic awareness. Not only in themselves, the government and the premise owners also need to do their part. Why are the roads are build in such a way where jams are always unavoidable? Even new roads are the same. Why don't they clamp those stupid cars? Why don't they place more traffic polices beside the emergency lanes to summon all cars that uses such ways to jump queue?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Scratch and Win... what?

I read about a small news today and some "scratch and win" company had been ordered to refund RM6000 to a guy after the guy failed to received the prize he is promised.

A few things came into my mind:
1. This guy is does not read news or he is greedy or he is just plain stupid;
2. This is not the first case somebody is being cheated, and how come such company still exist legally?
3. The story of myself being the "victim".

Few months back, I was walking along Bukit Jalil temporary bus terminal when a young girl (girl) approach me. The conversation was actually in Mandarin, below is the translation of our conversation.

Girl: Sir sir... Do you go to Midvalley? I have some discount with some shops.
Me: (When I saw what she was holding, I knew she was from those scratch and win company. I was rather free that time, so I just play along) Yes?
Girl: Sir, help me earn some money lah. If you peel open inside got things, then you can have discount. If you see a word "Thank You" like the sample here, then you did not win anything.
Me: Ok. (So I took one and peel it off)
Girl: Oh, it's a "Thank You", so you did not win anything. But wait, there is another price. You see, there is some color here. Red means bla bla bla... blue is bla bla bla... (She purposely missed the last grey color out).
Me: oh... hmm..
Girl: Lets see what is your colour. Oh, yours is... wah wah wah... grey colour! Sir sir.. You know what is this... wah wah wahh...

Suddenly another young boy (boy) came into the conversation.

Boy: Wah wah wah...
Girl: You see you see...
Boy: Wah wah wah...

Both of the look super excited, and they made me excited too, because I know things are getting interesting here.

Boy: Sir sir.. Congratulation... wah... You know what you won?
Girl: Sir... You very lucky ler.. wah... You see, grey colour.. wah wah wah...
Me: Yakah? Before you tell me anything, do you know what is "Gua Gua Le" (Gua Gua Le = 刮刮乐, means Scratch and Win)?
Girl: No sir no sir... This is not fake one...
Boy: You see you see... This one cannot scratch one (and he really scratching the card to show me).
Me: I know this cannot scratch. Because this is not "Gua Gua Le" mah... This is "Pa Pa Le" (Pa Pa Le = 拔拔乐, to me, it means Peel and Win).

Then both of them start to look blank.

Me: I can bet with you, if you peel one more, I guarantee is the same thing.
Girl: Ah... I no more liao...
Boy: I also no more liao...
Me: Nah... See you cannot prove it. Since you so happy about it, I give it back to you, you go claim prize ya...

After that, I walked off and left both of them disappointed. Haha.. Me so bad...

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Should Be The Way Of Malaysian?

I Used to go restaurant, coffeeshops and even mamak. I normally raised my hand or call out "boss boss... kira....". But, I used to see others using the "zut zut" sound to call the waiter or waitress. Is this the way we treat those Chinese, Indian, Burmas, Vietnamese, Indonesian waiters and waitresses?

Is this kind of mentality we Malaysian posses? We are supposingly living in a multiracial country, and respecting each other is the basic thing we are supposed to know. Why are we calling out to these, although foreigners, in such inhumane way? Aren't they human also? Why are we calling them like a dog or a cat? Shouldn't they be respected as well? Don't mentioned that how many of them are lowly paid.

These are not the only things that happened. This is just a minor things that happened. Talking about the cruelty that some of the employees treated these foreigner. Aren't there the same as those Americans, Europeans? They are too foreigners in our Malaysian land. It is just not fair that because they are from a undeveloped or poorer countries.

Likewise, what are we when many of us who are working in Singapore? Are they treated in such a lowly manner? Malaysians, we should be doing something better than others if we are going to compete in the world arena.