Woke up today to the news that songstress Sharifah Aini had passed away.
I can't claim myself to be familiar of her, but what little that I know is that she is an icon of the Malay music industry and loved by many Malaysians from all walks of life.
I'm not really a Malay music fan except for the rock ballads of the 1980s, nonetheless, I had listened to Sharifah Aini's songs and they were really nice.
Condolences to her family and fans.
I had actually stayed up quite late watching my favorite World Cup team Germany played against France last.
As everyone should know by now, they won 1-0.
Congratulations to Germany and fans of their football team.
Somehow their victory reminded me that Germany has always beat France in every important encounters over the last 200 years.
I know, France was part of the Allies which beat Germany in the First and Second World wars, but it's not really them who won it.
First World War was primarily won by the British while Second World War would had been won by the Germans if the Americans had not joined the fight.
I think if the wars were just between France and Germany, the French would probably be speaking German by now.
I also think that in the overall scheme of things, Germany will always be more successful than France because its people were more disciplined in so many ways.
It's a bit similar to a comparison between the Chinese and Malays.
But of course French is more fun than German....the same way that the Malays are somehow more fun than the Chinese.
Really, try to have a Malay boyfriend or girlfriend, and you will know what I mean.
Meanwhile, I am quite concerned over the raise of extremism in Malaysia.
Some went extreme and joined jihadist groups in the Middle East while others became cyber warriors to spew hatred at other people's religion.
Here are examples of such extremists in the comment section of my last posting Felixia,
Every time I receive such comments, I do feel like deleting them, but I can't do so as they are still legible expression of opinions and deserve a space in the discourse over this free country.
I always largely believe in freedom of speech and expression.
In this blog I only censored comments which were outrightly seditious, overly vulgar, could harm innocent parties, and incomprehensible.
4. A bit of Johor
On the latest Johor updates, I would like to recommend for you all to read this report,
Iskandar's hot streak losing steam?
and this report
which was caused by these sorts of rumor mongering,
Well, have a good weekend everyone. Cheers.