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Earthquake?

So I actually felt my whole room shake just a while ago. Took me a couple of seconds to realise my laptop was moving a little. Tried to focus on the screen, but it felt weird. Then I figured it was my mind or body playing tricks on me coz it’s been a long day. It wasn’t til I looked at my wall and saw the lanyards on it swaying a little that it hit me, this must be an earthquake nearby. 
I don’t mean get-in-the-car-and-go-for-a-drive nearby. I mean on-the-same-continent nearby. 
Orange earthquake alert in Northern Sumatera, Indonesia. 6.5 on the richter scale. I think that’s it. Nothing much out about it yet, but I’m praying for the many people who’s lives are gonna be affected by this. 

Malaysia’s really well protected, we’ve only felt a couple of extremely minor tremors over the past few years. All of which I woke up the next morning to discover I slept through. So yeah, this is different for me. I can not begin to imagine what the people there are going through :(

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What I would like to say to Sity Maznah

I knew I would write a response to this the moment I read it. But I told myself to calm down and maybe wait a day or two, to avoid excessive cursing (or any cursing at all really). So how do I say this without breaking that rule?
I think the article was complete poo! Poo’s not a curse word, is it?
I’m gonna go ahead and address the issues separately, because really, there’s so much rubbish it in it makes my head spin.

“Domestic abuse happens because wives don’t obey their husband’s orders. A man must be responsible for his wife’s wellbeing but she must listen to her husband,” said Siti Maznah in an interview on Friday.

When asked whether it was the wife’s fault for being abused, she said: “Yes, most probably because she didn’t listen to her husband.”

First of all. I am totally, completely, a hundred thousand percent against abuse of any sort. Especially that of the physical nature. I do not see how any human being could support the idea of abuse as a punishment. We don’t live in the 15th century, and even then I don’t think it would have been the right thing to do. People were just less educated and didn’t know any better. We should be smarter by now. Maybe schools should spend less time shoving useless information into kids’ heads and dedicate an hour or two a day to just teaching them about life. Teaching boys and girls that abuse isn’t right. You don’t get to raise your hand at a person for anything. Ever.

She said women had the duty of making themselves attractive and dressing up beautifully at home.

“Wives should welcome them with sexy clothes and alluring smiles when in the privacy of their homes,” she said, adding that she herself did the same as everyone in the club practised what they preached.

I actually agree with the part about women having the duty of making themselves attractive and dressing up beautifully. And yes, women should welcome men with sexy clothes (or whatever tickles his fancy). But I think the same should apply to men as well. Us women don’t want to be be greeted by abusive husbands. Or ones who can’t take care of their own grooming. Or even those who are moody and pissy.
Siti Maznah, 48, also stressed that husbands would not stray and turn to prostitutes if wives supplied them with a satisfying sex life.
And HAHAHAHA. This is the biggest joke of all. Siti Maznah, a member of club to be launched by an organization which is founded by an Islamic group does not think that prostitution is against her/their religion? Isn’t any sort of pre-marital sex against their religion? And in Malaysia, isn’t it also illegal for Muslims to even have sex outside of marriage? You could get arrested for it. I don’t even need to attach proof for that because anyone who lives in Malaysia already knows it’s true.
Ridiculous. This coming from a woman whose religion’s stand on sex education is mainly focused on abstinence. What a joke. Why did no one address her on that issue? I would have loved to have heard her explanation to that.
I don’t know for sure, because all I ever did was go for Moral education (non-Muslim student) classes in school. But do muslim girls get thought that they should accept adultery and abuse as suitable punishments for disobedience towards their future husbands?
For god’s sake. Open your eyes already! What on earth is going on in our country?!
So according to this Siti Maznah lady. There’s only one way a marriage will work. Really. Think about it.
Man & woman get married. Man is a slob, doesn’t give woman any reason to be happy. Woman gets angry. Man abuses woman to teach her a lesson. Woman learns her lesson. Woman bows down to man for the rest of his life.
Man & woman get married. Man is a slob, doesn’t give woman any reason to be happy. Woman gets angry. Man sleeps around because he’s not happy. Woman learns her lesson. Woman bows down to man for the rest of his life.
Man & woman get married. Man decides to be a cheating imbecile for no reason. Woman gets angry. Man abuses woman to shut her up. Woman learns her lesson. Woman bows down to man for the rest of his life.
Man & woman get married. Man decides to beat her up because he has issues. Woman gets emotional. Man is not happy with his home life anymore and sleeps around a little. Woman learns her lesson. Woman bows down to man for the rest of his life.
Man & woman get married. Woman does everything to make man happy. Man is just a retard on his own and has abuse/cheating issues. Woman keeps doing everything to try and make man happy. Man doesn’t change. Woman bows down to man for the rest of his life.
I’m sorry, but if that’s the direction in which our country’s heading, I would like to pack my bags and move away NOW. I think someone needs to teach them that there are other ways of making a marriage work. For example :-
Man & woman get married. They treat each other as equals and respect each other. Man loves woman. Woman loves man. No one cheats. No one beats each other up. Man & woman have babies who grow up to be just like them and they have babies that grow up to be just like them and they have babies who grow up to be just like them and they have babies who grow up to be just like them and you get the picture.
p/s : I said (in anger) on facebook last night “If I weren’t so against abuse, i’d wish for her husband to beat the shit outta her someday for no reason at all, just to teach her a lesson for saying such ridiculous things”. But now that I’ve had time to think about it. I found the perfect solution.
Did you know that the Sharia law in one state is not applicable in another? A divorced man can avoid paying child support by moving. So these men who have “four to 26” (per polygamous household) children could just pick up and go someday. I hope that happens to her instead.
p/p/s :
Say NO to domestic abuse!!

The Oscars!

It’s been the awards season, and what better show to watch than the Annual Academy Awards, also knowns as the Oscars. And which girl does not love looking at stars going down the red carpet? Here’s my “review” on some of this year’s red carpet looks.

Gwyneth Paltrow Nicole KidmanX
Glee completely changed the way I see Gwyneth Paltrow. I think she’s smokin hot!

Halle Berry X Mandy Moore X
I’m not completely hating these, I’m just not a fan of fishtail inspired dresses.
Penelope Cruz X Jennifer Hudson
I always have an issue with fat people after they’ve lost weight. It somehow gives them a weird alien-ish look. Kudos to Jennifer Hudson for sticking to her Weight Watchers diet and losing all those pounds (dieting/exercising aren’t the easiest things to do), but I kinda think her mouth looks a little too big for her face now. And am I the only one that thinks her boobs look off? Call me crazy, but I preferred her “curvy”.
Sandra Bullock Anne Hathaway
Don’t like the flowers on Anne Hathaway’s dress, but I like red. Especially on fairer skin. And paired with bold, red lipstick, these are almost my favourite red carpet looks.
Mila Kunis Amy Adams X
Don’t really mind the dress Amy Adams has on, but the neckline seems a little uncomfortable. And can I say, Black Swan did nothing but emphasize on how hot Mila Kunis is. She could honestly be wearing a tablecloth and I’d probably be like “WOW”.
Scarlett Johannson X Natalie Portman
 
Speaking of tablecloths, lol. Scarlett Johannson is too young to be wearing something with so much lace on it. And Natalie Portman showed up in another stunning preggers friendly dress.
 
Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Anyone who hasn’t watched this movie, should watch it.
Be careful though. Certain scenes may turn you on. A whole lot!

That Brown Toy Poodle

Apparently there has been a FB page “Andrew and Michelle’s Save The Poodle Mission”.
You know, Sushi, the brown toy poodle.
And for a while the page or rather Andrew and team were asking for the public to donate, to raise funds to for them to hire a private investigator. Funds of between RM 20k-30k. There was some drama over whether the page was a hoax or not, but I will not bother touching on that.
What I want to say in this post is, why are people so willing to donate to Andrew and team so that they are able to hire a P.I? When the money would be put to better use if it were donated directly to an animal shelter or a charity organization.
Sure the case of the Brown Toy Poodle has been heartbreaking for many people. And it was definitely not a video I would ask anyone to watch. Or an act anyone should be doing. But Sushi the Brown Toy Poodle is not the only animal out there being abused. Are people not aware of the hundreds, probably thousands of homeless animals that are not getting treated properly as well? Animals getting put to sleep every day because they do not manage to get adopted soon enough and shelters do not have enough money to continue taking care of the growing amount of animals that get sent to them.
If everyone is so willing to donate for one little poodle, why not get up and go donate to charity organizations that are working on a daily basis to keep hundreds and thousands of animals alive? Or better yet, go adopt a pet yourself. How many of you that have pets of good breed, stop to worry about how they came to be? Adopt a pet because when you buy one, demands go up for puppies, and as long as there is a demand, there will be dog farms. Yes, dog farms, where animals are abused, mistreated and held captive for the sole purpose of breeding, so that people can be fussy about the breeds they buy.
So instead of just sitting in front of your computer screen, complaining about one poodle being abused, go out today and adopt an animal, regardless of breed or age or condition, give it a proper home, and save it from the pain of having to live without a family, food, love, and possibly even save it from abuse. I’ve had many mongrel (paria) pets through my life. And I would personally say, it was a lovely experience.
You people sit there talking about how Sushi’s owners were cruel. Very true. But in all honesty, if you saw a sickly dog or cat in pain by the side of the road, would you go pick it up, and take it to a place where it could get some proper treatment then nurture it back to health on your own?
Kudos to those who would. I salute the people who have put in real effort. The world is a better place because of you. But to those who know deep down that they would not, you might as well stop complaining about it, because you know how that saying goes. You’re either part of the solution, or you’re part of the problem.
Get up today and go pay a visit to a local animal shelter. These are just a few of the many results I pulled off a Google search. If you try hard enough, I bet you could find one very near you.
Think about it. If 10 thousand of you who who were sitting online commenting on “Save Sushi” pages went out and adopted 10 thousand animals, 10 thousand animals would now have a home.
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