Sunday 14 June 2015

Najib should learn from Nausicaa

I first watched  Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind  when I was a kid.

It's a 1984 movie by Hayao Miyazaki.

I love the anime movie so much that I lost count the number of times I watched it.

It's the inspiration for my "a little lady of the valley" description in this blog.

I know that most of you will be too lazy to go to that above link, let alone take the trouble to look for a DVD and watch the movie.

So, here is basically the story which I took from the link:

One thousand years have passed since the Seven Days of Fire, an apocalyptic war that destroyed human civilization and gave birth to the vast Toxic Jungle, a forest swarming with giant mutant insects in which everything is lethal to humans. Scattered settlements exist wherever the Toxic Jungle relents. The Valley of the Wind is one such settlement. The Valley's settlers have a prophecy about a person, "clothed in blue robes, descending onto a golden field, to join bonds with the great earth and guide the people to the pure lands at last".
Nausicaä, the agile, cheerful and peace-loving princess of the Valley of the Wind, has managed to befriend the Toxic Jungle. She explores the Jungle and communicates with its creatures, including the gigantic, armoredtrilobite-like creatures called Ohm. She often travels on a compact jet-powered glider in order to find out about the origins of the Toxic Jungle, understand its nature and even find a cure for both humans and the world.
One night, during a visit by the Valley's swordsmaster, Lord Yupa, a large fixed-winged cargo aircraft from the kingdom of Tolmekia crashes in the Valley. Nausicaä tries to rescue an onboard passenger, the wounded Princess Lastelle of Pejite, who pleads with Nausicaä to destroy the cargo before dying. The cargo is an embryo of a Giant Warrior, lethal genetically engineered bioweapons that caused the Seven Days of Fire. The invading Tolmekians seized the embryo and Lastelle. The Tolmekian plane, however, was attacked by mutant insects before it crashed. One of the insects then emerges wounded from the wreckage and seems poised to attack the frightened villagers, but Nausicaä uses a small bullroarer to create a high-pitched tune that helps calm it and after mounting her jet-glider, guides the insect out of the village to safety.
The next morning, Tolmekian troops, led by Princess Kushana and Officer Kurotowa, enter the Valley and secure the Giant Warrior embryo, killing Nausicaä's sick father in the process. Kushana plans to mature the Giant Warrior and then use it to burn the Toxic Jungle, even though history warns of fatal consequences. After witnessing her father's death, Nausicaä goes berserk and kills several Tolmekian soldiers before Yupa intervenes. Kushana announces her decision to leave for Pejite with Nausicaä along with five hostages from the Valley. Before they leave, Yupa discovers her secret garden of jungle plants. According to Nausicaä, plants that grow in clean soil and water are not toxic. The jungle's soil, however, has long been tainted by humankind.
Kushana and her detachment are unable to reach their destination, as an agile Pejite interceptor shoots down the Tolmekian ship. Nausicaä, her fellow hostages and Kushana crash-land in the jungle, disturbing several Ohm, which Nausicaä soothes. She then leaves to rescue Asbel, the Pejite pilot and the twin brother of Lastelle, but both are swallowed by quicksand and end up in a non-toxic world below the jungle. Nausicaä realizes that the jungle plants purify the polluted topsoil, producing clean water that remains hidden underground.
Nausicaä and Asbel return to Pejite, only to find it ravaged by the insects. While boarding a single plane, the surviving villagers reveal that they lured the creatures to eradicate the Tolmekians and are doing the same in the Valley to recapture the Giant Warrior. To prevent any intervention, they capture Nausicaä. Later, with the help of Asbel and his mother, Nausicaä escapes on a glider. While flying home, Nausicaä finds a team of Pejite soldiers using a wounded baby Ohm to lead a furious Ohm herd numbering in the thousands into the Valley. The Tolmekians deploy tanks and later the Giant Warrior against the herd, but to no avail: the tanks' firepower is nowhere near enough to harm an Ohm and the Giant Warrior, having been hatched prematurely, soon disintegrates, despite successfully destroying a few waves of Ohm.
Nausicaä liberates the baby Ohm and gains its trust: in the process, her pink dress becomes stained by its blue blood, turning completely blue. The two attempt to stop the raging herd, but are run over, with Nausicaä seemingly killed. The herd, however, calms down, and the Ohmu use their golden tentacles to heal Nausicaä. Nausicaä awakens and starts to dance on top of the hundreds of glowing golden tentacles. Clad in blue and walking as through golden fields, Nausicaä has fulfilled the prophecy. The Ohmu and Tolmekians leave the Valley afterwards, while the surviving Pejites remain with the Valley people, helping them rebuild. Meanwhile, a new tree is beginning to grow underground.

Important lessons I learnt from the movie;

1. Don't destroy the environment.
2. Study the situation and think before you do anything about it.
3. Always try to be a good and sincere person.

Lesson number two is for me the most unique as after watching the movie for the first time, I understand the importance of finding the right way to solve a problem.

In the movie, the Tolmekians tried to stop the rampaging Ohmus herd by deploying tanks and the Giant Warrior but to no avail. It was the pure hearted Nausicaa, after befriending the Ohmus and learning what they were actually angry about who managed to calm the herd and saved everyone from destruction.

Fighting fire with fire may not be the best thing to do because fire should be fought with water instead....or fire extinguisher if you have one.

I think PM DS Najib Razak should watch the movie and maybe he may learn how to better handle his current problems.

Of course, his expensive advisers and consultants would think otherwise.

It's just a cartoon movie, they would probably say.

They rather go on demonizing Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and such to please their  boss.

Like the Tolmekians, they will fail.


  1. No wonder you're still single. You're lonely little girl addicted to Anime.

    1. Annie, I also watched a lot of Japanese Anime, not cartoons but Hentai. If we get married, we will get on like a house on fire as both of us love Japanese Anime.

      So will you marry me?

  2. Why should Najib learned from Nauscicaa ?, he had enough consultant to defends on and the latest PR man are very convincing to him.

    He got 191 division head to relied on and convincing "I Love PM " team to support on,to continue the Bugis legacy that he proud of.
    His party is UMNO 'United Malay national Organisation ',yet Bugis is he proud of .

    1. Like this and like that. Just answer the damn questions Najib.

    2. Post GE14, these 191 division heads will have to learn the art of regaining voters' confidence without the benefit of being the government incumbent.

      Bugis or no Bugis, doesn't matter then.

  3. Najib you have failed the Malay nation ..... now choose which side you'd rather be: the Powerful or the Good?

    ..... you should never have cut your bridge to Old Wiseman


    1. Giving good advice to Najib is "猫に小判" (neko ni koban)
      Literally: "giving gold coins to a cat".

      Meaning: Giving a gift to someone who can't appreciate it - a useless gesture; "casting pearls before the swine."

  4. “I am probably the only minister who doesn’t have a Twitter and Facebook account. I don’t believe in Facebook; I believe in face to face (communication). If you want to whack me, whack me face to face; I can answer you in a straightforward manner, ” Nazri said, quoted by Malaysiakini.

    Yang duk sibuk kata kpd TMJ tu kmi rakyat Johor ke hang? Cakap nak face tu face...Habis tu nape tak dtg ke johor dan cakap depan kami face to face? Takkan hilang telor gak? Hahaha...tunaikan kata hang yg nak face to face tuu...mari la ke JB...kami jemput ni....cepat sikit tau...

    1. Keep talking Nazri. Keep talking. UMNO is a gone case. Daylight robbery. Idiot leadership.

    2. Nazri, whatever you do, just don't meet the Johor Royals on a golf course. The poor caddy found out the hard way and so did the hockey coach, Gomez.

    3. Not only golf courses. Nazri must also avoid luxury hotels and tunnels in football stadium. A member of Negeri Sembilan royal family learned that the hard way at one of the hotels in Kuala Lumpur few years ago and foreign football players who played for T-Team also learned about "royal treatment" allegedly inside a stadium tunnel recently, adding to the illustrious long-time records held by the johor royal family. Now, if Nazri were to organise an event similar to Nothing2hide for these incidents, will someone have some balls to turn up too? Now, as we're fast approaching another Ramadhan, many of us are keen to know the progress of investigations on the alleged murder of an Estonian model, Regina Soosalu who was found dead in Rawa Island, Johor during last Ramadhan. Rawa Island was the same location where a Brazillian couple's wedding was gatecrashed, resulting in a brawl and led to police questioning another member of Johor royal family in 2005.

      People who live in glass houses, must never throw stones, no matter how many football hooligans are living in those same houses.

  5. Kenapa Najib mesti heret UMNO kedalam masalah 1MDB? 1MDB adalah masalah yang dihasilkan oleh Najib dan konco-konconya. Semasa 1MDB sibuk bedak-bedak duit loan dan harta kerajaan, kenapa tak ajak UMNO masuk sekali? Bila dah hutang keliling pinggang, baru nak heret UMNO masuk tanggung sekali. Saya ahli UMNO. Saya tak rela UMNO jadi kuda kayu Najib!

  6. Najib can't no longer be helped. Even though you Annie loves to make excuses for him (it is always his advisers' fault.. not Najib!), we all sane Malaysians know that Najib is the kepala bapak lanun. He is the worst PM ever! I think soon people will throw slippers at him.. Booing him is no longer adequate.

  7. You mean Najib has no brains to think before he opens his mouth and attack Tun Dr. M?

    He just do whatever his punasihat told him to do?

    Oh Gawd...please set down immediately. PM Bodoh BEBAL ikut telunjuk punasihat.

    Do I need to even say more?

  8. Ha! Ha! Annie, I too love this anime. I think this is Miyazaki best work, his first and finest. Don't like his newer stuff.

    Just wanted to say that