Thursday 23 March 2017

Rather slow than being dishonest

Someone complained yesterday that I have not been writing as much as I used to be.

On top of that, he said I also seemed of late to be holding back and chose less weighty subjects for my postings.

Well, it's actually all true.

I always tried to be as honest as I can when I write this blog.

I also prefer to write things that I consider most important at any particular moment.

However lately I felt difficult to do all that.

That's why I slowed down a bit.

On a particular day, I may feel like writing about something I believe to be important but then after thinking about it, decided not to do so because if I proceed with it I believe I can't be truly honest about what I write.

I rather not write if I can't express my true feelings about the subject matter.

For example, today I strongly feel like writing about something that happened in my home state Johor.

However, after thinking about it, I believe if I write it, I may get arrested and charged for sedition.


I don't feel like going through such shit.

Not worth it, okay.

So, I decided not to write at all about anything.

Well, of course except for this bit of explanation as to why I'm not writing as much as I did previously.

Anyway, since I'm already at it, I think I want to share this picture of the ancient Kyoto palace

This is actually only half of the picture. I cropped out the right side of it because I was standing there posing for the camera. This is the original palace of the Japanese emperors. The palace and its gardens were amazingly beautiful. It's opened for visitors for a month in autumn starting late October. 

and this video clip about Emperor Akihito after he expressed his desire to abdicate and retire in his old age

I find the man to be so refined and dignified.

I think if I'm a Japanese, I would love this old emperor very very much.

He is truly the embodiment of everything good about Japan and its people.

Emperor Akihito is definitely not a fake.


  1. Good call, Annie. Though some of us would like to see how Annie looks like, we don't want to see Sis being hauled to court in handcuffs.

  2. Affordable housing vis-a-vis Forest City? Any new insights?

  3. They say this world is not a perfect place to live...along the way there will be the good...the bad...and the ugly!

  4. Huhu.

    Annie, are u shy to be a poster girl?
    Some just dont.

    Anyway, have a good day.


  5. Can they get you for being cheeky? Better say nothing at all. Grow some chillies and onions, garlic, corn, turnips...

  6. So be on a safe side why not we just curse and
    criticize the TUN. Guarantee not seditious...he is MahaFiraun,
    MahaZalim, Mr 10%, Racist,....Tun is a cool person made of
    sterner stuffs....words don't kill him.

  7. "Whoever sees a forbidden act being done, he should prevent it by the use of his hand; and if he has no capabilty for this action, then he should prevent it with his tongue; and if he cannot do this even, then he sould at least consider it a vice in his heart; and this is a very low level of one's Faith......Hadith.
    Keeping quiet and playing safe is an allowable option. Salam!!

    1. A man asked the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), “What is the best jihad?” The Prophet said, “A word of truth in front of a tyrannical ruler.”

      but if you asked me what is jihad?
      i answer close TV3 and do not believe everything goverment controlled media tells you, especially if the govenment is tyrannical

  8. Annie,

    As far as writing anything controvesial is concerned, dont lah.. you have no protection and you dont have a "Get out of Jail Free" card like "some people", OK?

    As far as I can tell from your writings over the years, you know a lot of powerful people BUT you are not one of the "protected species".

    You seem like orang biasa just like me and most of us here.

    My hope is that, one day, orang biasa will rule Malaysia.

    Someone who would do their term in office quietly, do their very best for their country, and when the job is done, go home quietly to a rumah biasa, and a life which is no different from yours or mine.

    Believe it or not, I have personally met such people - but of cos, they were not in politics in Malaysia. 😀

    If you met those same people in the street and went to their house for a cuppa tea, you would never know that they were politicians who made a difference.

    And they remained orang biasa even after politics, living within their means on their parliamentary pension.


  9. Annie,

    P Ramlee played many good movies because, I suspect, the society at that time held values different from that of the people now.

    And a movie is played for the audience.

    I wonder how genuine can the Emperor of Japan be, as any palace in the world from history known to mankind would be so deep inside and whatever happened therein would not be fully known to common people.

    But I remember of what you said fondly of Dr. Siti Hasmah, amongst other ladies of the first society. Dr. Siti Hasmah, too, is definitely not a fake.

    Don't you think so?

  10. Annie,

    Notice how clear and beautiful the world is now that the Evil Khinzir, Utazah Blobby, is gone?

    I think she must have lost 600kg by now due to hi-cal dedak supply being cut off.


    And stay away.

  11. Yah annie play safe, be afraid n keep quiet, thats the situation in our beloved country

    1. the people of Indonesia was never playing safe when they being down Suharto the corrupt tyrant

      and some people tell me to be meek in face of a corruption index?

  12. I don't think you are honest but trying to avoid being call dedak eaters.say it loud that you support najib if you're honest.

    1. Ya Emperor Akihito retired in a dignified manner ... not like some wannabe maharajalela a.k.a. taigor jibby. But if u can afford RM93 million corruption fee for some pas leader u can even command the hearts of some religious ular-mak who apparently have promised syurga kalau pangkah pas!!!

    2. If only taigor jib cud walk like a man...
      & strut like a cock till he's 99

  13. Annie,maybe you're the unnamed agent.Get lost he said haha Anyway happy birthday to him

  14. mdzrfs @ 23 March 2017 at 16:07,

    Oh no, you spoke too soon!!

    The "Evil Khinzir, Utazah Blobby" is back.

    And it seems that she is now writing, yes, you guessed it, A FOOD AND GARDENING BLOG :)

    But I am sure that given a few more postings, the hate and vitriol will begin pouring out and it will be business as usual.

    Interestingly, she seems to be a bit unhappy with the increases in prices, food-related, of cos, so who knows where she will go with this.


    1. BTw, I do wonder about her use of "we" in one part of her article about sprouting onions.

      Has she gotten married and her absence included a honeymoon thus accounting for the very motherly-like demeanour of her recent articles?

      Alamak!! I know what happens on honeymoons, OK?

      I have never been on a honeymoon but I have read about them, OK? 😀

      OTOH, maybe the voices in her head have finally taken over?


    2. No man crazy enuff to go near fat soh....ewwwww!

  15. [However, after thinking about it, I believe if I write it, I may get arrested and charged for sedition.
    I don't feel like going through such shit.
    Not worth it, okay.
    So, I decided not to write at all about anything.]

    this is a perfect example how the government has been successful in its effort to scare the rakyat and forced them into submission.
    Yes.. and for the thinking rakyat like Annie, it is always "damned if you do, and damned if you dont"

  16. As a Johorean I considered myself lucky. I am taught to obey and loyal to my King. Frankly, I do not know why but I go along with it, absolutely I have no problem!

    I think I am one of those blind subjects who obeys without questioning. With that you may think I have a problem, absolutely not that all too!

    What about this current posted issue? My King's word of grievance against Tun Mahathir has been in the open, scrutinizing into a public cross-examination.

    This time, I tend to becloud by the contention. For reason of statements, I want to make believe that I am in my figment of my imagination that my dissent toward my State is in the making.

    However, my King is the King, His Highness is also an entrepreneur with his kingship thus kingly duties as an attribution with reference. As it stances, His Highness is prudent by his sovereignty and concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of his subjects.

    It is public knowledge and undeniable that the venture with Chinese counterpart from the People's Republic of China (PRC) is strictly a deal of business exchange. By and large, the 'economists or profiteers' refer it an economic engagement which is for the benefit of Johore's progress and prosperity.

    More importantly, the immediate return of investment is going to be soundly conducive. It has been estimated to amount receivable of billion Ringgits in return. A situation of monetary engagement which is an offer whom no investor would not like to refuse, also an effort to self justification of opulence.

    A Johorean remarks, what really matter is to be a good Bangsa Johore. We have to learn to live along side with the seven hundred thousands (700,000) to millions of Chinese China residents in the Forest City. Like it or not, we were told, they are going to be our adorable and rich new potential neighbors in near future.

    We should learn to prepare ourselves to accept the denotation for tolerance and progress. Therefore we should welcome them with opened arms. A grand and warm welcoming party should be organized. After all, they are going to be our Bangsa Johore.

    Bangsa Johor will benefit from the Garden's Forest City project, a total investment of 383 billion in the 20-year plan. The experts told us, this mega project would boost up Johore domestic economy.

    Never mind, if we wonder who would initially benefit from the changed transactions of the 383 billion?

    Never mind that 90% of the 383 billion exchange would change hands in the Mainland China. After all, we are going to have a touch of its benefit in the year 2038.

    Nonetheless, I am baffled and I am in Catch-22 Situation. Actually, I don't really conceived and believed what I have written.

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    1. Sorry RD. Can't let your comment through. It may be deemed seditious. Thank you.

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    1. Anonymous @ 25 March 2017 at 19:20,

      Cut and paste with mods?

      And the point of the exercise?


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    1. Sorry RD. Can't also let this comment through. It may be deemed seditious. Thank you.