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01 September 2009
Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.
The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange.
You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids.
However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed.
Or would you rather let the train go its way?
You might think the same way, I guess.
Exactly, to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.
But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?
Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was.
This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday.
In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are.
The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined.
And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.
The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens...
If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track!
Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe.
If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake!
And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.
While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.
'Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right.'
Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.
27 August 2009
Malaysia’s Independence Day is coming again, 31st August.
Not really feeling anything on Independence Day this year, or any other previous Independence Days I had. For me it is just another holiday and excuse for me to have some fun.
I have never had that feeling of patriotism instilled in me. But bear this in mind, I do LOVE my country, I just don’t like how it is currently run. So when the same government has been ruling the country ever since its independence until now, the government becomes synonymous with the country. For a crude and shallow thinking person like me that is.
1Malaysia is a nice catch phrase, but how far will it go? Since I’m a pessimistic person when it comes to the future of my country, which the environment around me has turned me into, I believe that catch phrase will always be a what it is, a catch phrase. Then again I am being pessimistic.
After SPM my view of Malaysia changed drastically. To see good students not getting what they deserve just because the color of their skin just pisses me off. How dare the government say that we are unpatriotic when we migrate to another country when they did not treat us fairly in the first place. You reap what u sow, bastards.
After coming to UTP, the boundary that separates us just keeps getting bigger. Most of my friends are now Chinese and Indians.
I have a lot Malay friends that I still hold close to me, but the government keeps saying things that heightens and reminds us of the differences between us to gain the majority of Malay votes and comes up with 1Malaysia to gain the rest of the votes from Non-Malays.
After 52 years or unfair treatment, and still the equity of Malays are not increasing MAYBE, just MAYBE, something is wrong somewhere.
Let me propose something here. Why don’t we help all that are unfortunate regardless of their race. Let’s give help to those to deserve it regardless of the color of their skin, instead of allocating based on quota. If indeed there are more Malays that are underprivileged, then there will be more of them that will get the help that they deserve. Compare it to the current system that allocates more help to Malays and ending up helping those rich Malays that does not deserve it.
In Malaysia, Indonesians can easily get Bumiputera status. Some Muslim friends of mine whose parents are not Malaysians but are Muslims easily got Bumiputera status. But the Chinese and Indians who have been in this country for over 50 years are still considered immigrants. Why?
Maybe I’m just not patriotic enough to begin with. Maybe we should just be stay and be loyal to the country that does not treat us fair and signifies us as ‘immigrants’ even after 52 years of independence.
After 52 years of independence and we’re still being considered as immigrants, how can I rejoice in claiming to be a Malaysian. But then again, that’s just me.
23 August 2009
Didn't realize what the actions of the kiwi birds are until I looked closely.
It seems my friend didn't realize that the kiwi birds on his shirt were actually performing some show.
His mother is seriously implying something here. Either that or she didn't realize it as well when she bought it for him.
16 August 2009
Chronological events for the day~
Met up with Amanda for lunch at KLCC first. Almost got free lunch for us as Nandos, when the paid bill with the change came but neither of us paid. We were hoping that some kind Samaritan paid for us, but it just seemed that they gave the bill and change at the wrong table. Maybe we should have just kept quiet...
Anyways, went to Sunway after that. She got Mosh Pit tickets, so went in earlier.
Met up with Suraya and Sebrina for a few minutes before entering as well.
Then the kick-off begins! (First and foremost, must thank Jin Ming for bringing his cam and congratulations on sneaking it in into the concert.)
Boys Like Girls started things of beautifully. Pumped us up.
11 August 2009
Have Time + Energy ...but No Money
Have Money + Energy ...but No Time
Have Time + Money ...but no Energy
After being an intern for 2 months already, completely agree with the statements made above. However, interns have it even worse...
Have Energy + No Money + No Time
RAYA go where???
06 August 2009
02 August 2009
Wasn't able to go Redang and get my scuba license with Jin Ming, Peow, Aaron and Philip due to the quarantine imposed on UTP, thus shortening the Raya break. Since I'm interning, and it's a busy period here, couldn't get holiday the holiday I needed. Sad =( Owh well, will go next time with some other people next time then. At least can get their input on how it will be like and be more prepared when I'm going (if I ever get the chance that is).
Work is tiring, but interesting. At least on my part. The only bad side to it is that I have to get up around 6.15am every morning. But once I get over that part, the rest is easy. Having a hot colleague during this audit period would help a lot in getting me to wake up in the morning, but you can't ask for everything right. =P
Went to PC Fair last Friday during the 2 hours lunch break. Luckily is in KLCC, dont need to walk so far.
Jia Haur's got his Celcom broadband already (during PC Fair), so for those of you who missed him, he'll start using his broadband this Monday.
Finally got myself another pendrive as well at PC Fair. 4gb for RM29. Hope I got it at a good price. Simply chose one and bought it. Quite lazy to look around as there were too many people in there.
The people dressed up in cute outfits and game characters were quite a sight also. @.@ Didn't get to take pictures of them as I will only be using my hp cam while others were using their DSLR to take their pictures. Malu nyer... Better keep my phone inside and google the pictures taken using the DSLR later.
Owh ya, Bong will be moving to Wangsa Maju area as well. As least that was what he said. "No man is and island" like they say. Wish him all the best in finding a place here, since he rented out his room ady -_-"
That all the updates for now. Sorry for the random topics, if I do find an interesting topic, wil surely keep it in mind for the next post.
01 August 2009
Just wanted to share some pictures that was emailed to me by a friend. Chosen a few of my favourites.
These are some of his 3D chalk works on the sidewalk. Wish I could draw like this.
Very talented artist. Enjoy =)