Thursday 24 March 2011

New Online Movie Creation Tool

JJ has been involved in some movie shoot these past few weeks; coming and going at all unearthly hours. He is almost always bombed out when he returns home! 

Basically, movie-making is about telling a story so behold this new online tool by Xtranormal! I made the following movie in 10 minutes without using a video camera! And just the same, the story is told.

And my friend Albert made this:

Wednesday 16 March 2011

We Are Not Alone...

As if we did not already know. No, strike that...most people still think humans own the universe through their self-created gods and religions.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

The FirstLife Plan Is Officially Launched

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Y.B. Senator Dato' Mejar Jeneral (B) Jamil Khir Bin Baharom officiated the launch of the FirstLife Plan today.

Monday 14 March 2011

Fcuked Up Attitude; The Knee-Jerk Reaction Always Seems To Be To Kick Someone!

The last two days have proven one thing about Malaysian mainstream media, especially those government controlled ones and specifically, Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia; the spinmeisters pulling the strings have lost all sense of decency. Shooting from the hip most times at the slightest excuse to show acquiescence to their political handlers, this "shoot on sight" mentality has become almost always a knee-jerk reaction that is meant to kick someone. The latest is this "Ultraman cartoon" in Berita Harian following the Japan tsunami,

and on Sunday, in Utusan Online this on "Elizabeth Wong":

Both are Malay language papers and the question arises whether the conditioned one-race mentality of their journalists and editors has made them totally parochial. They seem to be clueless and insensitive about the common humanity of mankind; humility it seems is only reserved for those who they identify with. 

The Ultraman cartoon has likely caused irreversible damage to the nation's reputation as the image of even Ultraman running away in fear of the tsunami becomes ingrained in the memory of Japanese agonizing over this massive devastation. Attempt at damage control with subsequent apologies by Berita Harian is like trying to close the barn door after the horse has bolted.

The Utusan "Elizabeth Wong" headline was an obvious attempt to dredge up the name of the other Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan ADUN) and rekindle images of her leaked naked pictures. But this deceased Elizabeth Wong happens to be my daughter Krystyn's ex-classmate in secondary school and my heart goes out to her parents for having to suffer this publicity stunt during such a heart-wrenching time. Why was their daughter's name highlighted yet in today's Star Paper the police are reported as still trying to identify the victim:

Well, the response to the Ultraman cartoon seems quite immediate from the Japan Government. This was also in today's Star Paper:

As for Elizabeth's family, they can only suffer in grieve. To respond will not bring her back but may end up glorifying Utusan.

Sunday 13 March 2011

Saturday 12 March 2011

The Interlok Issue: Spare 13.5 Minutes To Find Out Why

The book "Interlok" has been controversially included in the Form 5 syllabus to be read by Malaysian kids as part of the Bahasa Malaysia language subject (not Literature as a subject).

Many Malaysians (especially Indians) are against this and yet, many more like me were not bothered to know more. But that was until I heard this short interview of Dr Farish Noor on BFM 89.9 yesterday.

So now I too know...and so must you. Please take the time (only 13.50 minutes) to listen and share it with friends.

Sunday 6 March 2011

After 2008; Where Are We Now? Where Can We Go? Where Do We Want To Go?

Raja Petra's talk in Canberra on 2nd March 2011. This is a "must view" for every Malaysian regardless of whether pro-government or opposition. Please circulate.