Thursday, 29 January 2009
Drop dead, FM. Drop dead. No more unwanted distractions in class. A new resolve. A new era. Minimal chatting. Less internet time (although I will not sacrifice the need for politics info). Study early. No more sleeping late.
Monday, 26 January 2009
Keep up the good work, Perak government. Prove to the people that you can govern better than the previous government. Soon, you will win more and more hearts of the people.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
2. The Altantuya murder link (although he swore on the Quran, case remains unsolved... I mean, what motive does the 2 policemen have to kill her anyhow? Except orders from above maybe... Not to mention Razak Baginda defended Najib after his acquittal from the case through a press conference, I mean, is he a judge or something to say this and that?)
3. Withdrawing RM5 billion from KWSP to be given to Valuecap Sdn Bhd in a very volatile market (will the people ever get back their money? Especially recession is getting worse)
4. The Scorpene submarines bought in France with commission payments going to Abdul Razak Baginda's company (hmm...quite a lot of money involved there... maybe close to RM510 million)
5. Making possible false promises (during Permatang Pauh by-election, he promised RM100,000 for upgrading mosques and RM30,000 for upgrading suraus, which to no surprise, the money promised never came up to this point. Even the BN candidate, Arif Shah had said there are no such money allocated for the mosques and suraus)
6. None of the RM7 billion stimulus package is implemented yet since it is announced in Oct 2008. (As Azrul Azwa said, if that stimulus package had been implemented earlier, it would have at least lessened the effect of recession... but slowness to act has made this problem worse)
7. Possible takeover of IJN by Sime Darby (he agreed in principle to the takeover, only to be rejected by the Cabinet. Can we imagine how many poor people would lose the benefit of free treatment as a result of privatisation?)
Of course, what I mentioned above are issues that are linked to Najib, the in-coming PM. We must always remember that one is not guilty unless proven guilty. If we can let the court do their job without any interference of executive power (which unfortunately is happening since the sacking of Tun Salleh Abas in 1988), then we will be able to identify the real culprits for sure, which could be anyone, including top leaders.
If President Nixon was judged guilty by the US Supreme Court for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, which led to his resignation, why can't leaders at the head of the government be judged at all in Malaysia? What I'm trying to say is that the court should be the most powerful tool of any country without intervention of executive powers, making no one above the law. Only through that scenario that justice will prevail.
I have no power or right to say Najib is guilty of this and that unless I am one of the judges or I knew what he was doing at the time of the crime. But some of the issues above have been proved true. Najib admits that he injected RM5 billion of KWSP money into Valuecap, he had agreed in principle to let Sime Darby take over IJN until protests by the people had caused the U-turn, and he also dropped a bombshell that he has not implemented one single plan of the RM7 billion stimulus package since it was announced in October last year. The other issues will remained unsolved until the court is free from executive intervention.
Last of all, we all have our own shortcomings, including myself. If we can accept criticism from other people towards ourselves, we will be none the wiser as it helps us to overcome the weaknesses that we have.
Saya telah nyatakan pendirian saya dalam pilihan raya kecil ini iaitu saya tidak memihak kepada sesiapa.
Bahawa bagi sesetengah ahli Umno pilihan raya ini penting, itu adalah pendapat mereka. Bagi saya pilihan raya kecil ini penting kepada Umno jika ahli-ahli dan pemimpinnya dapat faham dan mengambil iktibar dari keputusannya. Saya tidak yakin mereka akan faham. Mereka akan nafi segala kesalahan mereka seperti dengan prestasi buruk pilihan raya Mac 2008.
Saya adalah bekas ahli Umno dan saya amat sayang kepada Umno yang ditubuh oleh pejuang-pejuang kebangsaan dahulu. Tetapi parti yang ada sekarang bukan Umno dari segi semangat dan perjuangannya. Yang ada ialah parti yang utamakan kepentingan diri, terutama pemimpin-pemimpinnya.
Kata pepatah Melayu, "Sayang isteri tinggal-tinggalkan, sayang anak tangan-tangankan."
Sayang yang buta tuli bukan sahaja tidak baik bagi yang sayang tetapi juga yang disayangi.
Umno di bawah pemimpin Dato' Seri Abdullah sudah menyimpang jauh dari jalan yang lurus, dan perjuangan Umno yang sebenar.
Dengan itu ahli-ahli Umno pun tidak lagi pegang kepada matlamat perjuangan Umno untuk bangsa, agama dan negara.
Majoriti ahli Umno setia dan patuh kepada pemimpin tanpa mengambilkira apa yang dilakukan olehnya. Pepatah Melayu sekali lagi memberi pengajaran. "Raja adil Raja disembah, Raja zalim Raja disanggah". Kesetiaan rakyat pada Raja ada batasannya. Demikian juga kesetiaan ahli pada pemimpin harus mempunyai batasan.
Sesungguhnya banyak kesalahan dan dosa yang telah dilakukan oleh pucuk pimpinan Umno dan konco-konconya.
Saya boleh senaraikan semua kesalahan yang dilakukan oleh Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Presiden Umno dan Perdana Menteri. Tetapi ia terlalu panjang. Memadai jika saya sebut beberapa sahaja yang menyebabkan saya tolak Umno sekarang:
a) Sanggup meletak wilayah negara sendiri dibawah kuasa Singapura apabila mendakwa pembangunan dalam wilayah Malaysia perlu dapat persetujuan Kerajaan Singapura.
b) Memberi kuasa kepada anak dan menantu dalam urusan parti dan Kerajaan sehingga calon-calon PRU 12 ditentukan oleh mereka. Hampir semua dari mereka ini kalah.
c) Penglibatan anak menantu dalam perniagaan yang dikuasai oleh Kerajaan. Bantuan Kerajaan kepada perniagaan mereka. Umpamanya pengambilalihan Avenue Asset oleh ECM Libra.
d) Kegiatan beberapa pembantu khas yang ditempatkan di tingkat 4. Mereka lebih berkuasa dari Kabinet.
e) Penjualan M.V. Agusta yang dibeli dengan harga RM300 juta, tetapi dijual dengan harga RM4.00. Pembeli M.V. Agusta ini kemudian menjualnya dengan harga RM500 juta - untung RM499,999.96 juta.
f) Mengguna wang secara terbuka untuk mendapat sokongan dari cawangan-cawangan Umno. Apabila didakwa oleh ketua bahagian, ia digantung. Laporan polis dan BPR yang dibuat oleh veteran Umno tidak dipedulikan.
Kesan dari kepimpinan yang rasuah dan tidak bermoral ialah perkembangan menyeluruh politik wang semasa pencalonan oleh bahagian-bahagian.
Orang yang diketahui umum terlibat dengan rasuah berjaya mendapat cukup bilangan undi untuk jadi calon dalam pemilihan yang akan diadakan pada Mac. Sekaligus ternampak jelas yang ahli-ahli Umno utamakan duit dan bukan perjuangan untuk bangsa, agama dan Negara.
Besar kemungkinan orang yang guna wang ini yang akan dipilih dalam pemilihan bulan Mac oleh wakil-wakil yang telah disogok.
Sudah tentu mereka ini akan mengetuai Kerajaan kemudian.
Kita akan dapat Kerajaan Umno yang tidak bermoral dan rasuah.
Umno di bawah pimpinan Abdullah telah jadi begitu lemah sehingga dikecam sewenang-wenangnya oleh kaum-kaum lain dan parti mereka.
Apabila dikecam pemimpin Umno pohon maaf dan tunduk kepada pengecam. Sebaliknya jika orang Umno mengecam parti lain, mereka digantung.
Semua isyarat menunjuk bahawa Umno akan ditewas dan hancur dalam Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13.
Saya akui saya yang pilih Dato Abdullah, Mr Clean. Saya akui juga saya tidak pandai pilih. Lihat sahaja Tun Musa Hitam, Anwar Ibrahim dan ramai dari Menteri-Menteri yang mengutuk saya apabila sahaja saya tidak jadi PM lagi.
Memilih semasa saya tidak tahu perangai seseorang adalah tidak bijak. Tetapi meneruskan sokongan apabila saya sudah tahu keburukan yang dilakukan oleh orang pilihan saya adalah perbuatan yang tidak bertanggungjawab.
Saya tidak cari untuk saya disukai ramai. Saya bertindak atas pendirian yang pada hemat saya adalah baik walaupun saya akan jadi tidak popular.
Hanya kerana saya dahulu menjadi pemimpin Umno tidak bermakna saya mesti terus menyokong Umno setelah Umno menyimpang dari perjuangan asalnya dan sudah jadi parti milik perasuah yang hanya utamakan kepentingan diri masing-masing, yang hanya menyertai Umno untuk dapat duit sogokan, mendapat peluang perniagaan, menjadi Menteri dan Perdana Menteri.
Percayalah, apabila dalam Mesyuarat Agong Mac ini calon-calon yang diketahui menyogok wang kepada wakil ke mesyuarat agong menang, Umno akan dipandang jijik oleh rakyat semua kaum dan Umno akan kalah pada PRU 13. Selepas itu Umno akan terkubur dan mereka yang membawa kehancuran pada Umno kerana wang dan keuntungan bagi diri sendiri akan dikutuk oleh orang Melayu turun temurun.
Biarlah kekalahan Umno di Kuala Terengganu menjadi pengajaran pada Umno. Janji-janji memberi wang untuk pembangunan tidak lagi berkesan kepada pengundi umum. Sesungguhnya rakyat termasuk orang Melayu meluat melihat sikap ahli dan pemimpin Umno. - chedet.co.cc/chedetblog _
Hmmm....why blame everything on Abdullah Badawi I wonder... As if Najib is clean from everything... :P
When he said he was bekas ahli UMNO, I thought he already rejoined UMNO the other day.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Malaysia has slashed interest rates and pumped up liquidity ahead of a borrowing spree to fund its ballooning budget deficit - drawing fire from experts for both its financial indiscipline and slowness to react.
The central Bank Negara yesterday cut the overnight policy rate by a more-than-expected 75 basis points to 2.5 percent, a move that indicates the economy was worse off than deputy premier and finance minister Najib Abdul Razak has cared to admit.
“We are in uncharted territory and until the global situation stabilises, the local economy will remain at risk. It is presumptuous to predict the bottom, and what Najib must do now is to act quickly and decisively,” said Azrul Azwa, senior economist at Bank Islam.
Just two days ago, the finance minister dropped a bombshell. Najib admitted to reporters that none of the prescriptions in a RM7 billion economic stimulus package (ESP) unveiled in October had been carried out yet.
“This is unacceptable. If they started the ball rolling, say three or four weeks after announcing the package at the latest, it could have neutralised a lot of the nasty effects, such as the sharper than expected retrenchment levels that we are already starting to see,” said Azrul.
A vicious cycle, and one ESP at a time please
Najib also said a second ESP was on the cards, this time targeted at groups vulnerable to the global economic slowdown, and included assistance for retrenched workers. He declined to provide details as “a lot of things are still being looked into”.
“We are waiting for the right time to launch the second package. We want to ensure the focus of the second package is different from the first,” Najib said.
Nevertheless, financial practitioners were unimpressed. There has been talk the second package could amount to RM10 billion, which would jack up the 2009 budget deficit from the forecast 4.8 percent of GDP to perhaps 5.5 percent of GDP.
“Let’s get the first one off the ground before we even talk about the second one. I mean, this is nonsense. The government’s slowness is shocking and inexcusable,” said a head of research at a large brokerage who requested anonymity.
“They should know the longer they delay the implementation, the longer it takes for the knock-on effect to filter through, and wake up the economy.”
“Najib must stop blaming other people. This is not the Kuala Terengganu by-election. The RM7 billion package was finalised and announced by him. He had highly-paid staff to do the execution. If they didn’t, it reflects on him and shows a lack of leadership.”
Despite government assurances, analysts expect Malaysia to register never-before-seen unemployment, hit by job-losses from both within the country and in neighbouring Singapore, where there are at least 300,000 Malaysians working.
Just yesterday, Malaysia’s human resources ministry said 45,000 workers in the electronics sector would be laid off later this month due to production cutbacks by factories. This number compares against the 33,451 workers retrenched for the whole of 2008.
“Definitely, the pace of retrenchment is the sharpest and quickest we have ever experienced,” said Azrul. “And this makes it all the more difficult for the economy to recover. We can’t rely on domestic demand and consumer spending to ward off lower production and exports. If the people are out of jobs, how can they spend. IT IS A VICIOUS CYCLE.”
Record debt and budget deficit on the cards
Bank Negara also reduced the statutory reserve requirement by 150 basis points to 2.0 percent, a move that will increase the pool of funds available for borrowing.
This measure, taken together with the sharp cut in interest rates, sparked talk that it would soon embark on a borrowing spree to fund the government’s growing budget deficit.
Money market analysts expect the government’s net issuance of debt securities to shoot past the RM60 billion mark and hit a fresh record high in 2009.
For comparison, in 1997 net debt issuance was just RM 3.8 billion, pushed up to RM17.7 billion in 1998 by the Asian financial crisis.
But despite the government’s promise to balance the budget, it has steadily ballooned from then on, crossing the RM50 billion ringgit mark for the first time in 2007.
“It’s just like using a credit card. If you don’t have much outstanding, then go ahead. Why suffer so much, borrow a bit to tide through,” an economist at a foreign bank had previously warned.
“But after a while, it becomes habitual and that’s the problem. It gets abused and soon you put the country in debt beyond control.”
Shares, ringgit hit as another slash in growth forecast looms
So far, the ringgit has borne the brunt of the government’s indecisiveness and lack of financial discipline. It fell to 3.6160/6210 against the US dollar from yesterday’s closing of 3.6080/6130.
The share market too has been lacklustre, failing to mount any sustainable rebound other than brief technical rallies. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index touched a four-week low to close at 873.41 points on Wednesday, down by 0.79 percent.
Dealers are predicting further falls and expect the KLCI to breach the 800-points psychological mark in the first quarter, without any meaningful recovery until the second half of the year.
Earlier this week, Khazanah Malaysia , which oversees a chunk of the country’s wealth for the government, admitted the net value of assets under its management fell 37 percent in just eight months. Net asset value was RM33.7 billion at end-Dec 2008, versus RM53.1 billion in May.
Najib, who slashed the 2009 economic growth forecast to 3.5 percent from 5.5 percent in October is expected to further reduce the prediction to between 1.0 and 2.0 percent.
“It would need nothing short of a miracle to get 3.5 percent. Again, the keyword here is speed. Our leaders must be realistic and not try to give a false impression to the people,” said Azrul.
“Compare against Singapore. The government there has just pushed down their GDP forecast to between negative 2 and negative 5 percent. Just about a month or so ago, it had predicted between positive 1 and negative 2 percent. This is not being alarmist, it is being responsible.”
(Through the views of Azrul Azwa, senior economist of Bank Islam)
VICIOUS CYCLE??? Sounds scary to most of us... What will happen if the majority of the 45,000 people does not get another job? They may get some unemployment benefits but it is very scary to hear rising crime rates soon. The slowness to act will lead to a severely damaged economy for Malaysia and may only be able to recover when... (speechless)
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Pengerusi Gerak, Mohd Nazree Mohd Yunus mendakwa, Abdul Khalid telah menggunakan wang negeri untuk menaja 46 ekor lembu untuk korban dan mengedarnya kepada penduduk Bandar Tun Razak di Kuala Lumpur ketika Hari Raya Korban Disember lalu." (Malaysiakini - BM version)
What the fuck is wrong with Gerak anyhow? Filing a report for the so-called "misuse of state funds" for the good of the people.
Those 46 cows are alleged to be bought at RM110,400, which each cow is worth RM2400, which is a fair price of cows. Therefore, they are slaughtered for Hari Raya Korban in order to be distributed to the people of Bandar Tun Razak (regardless of political affliations). Is that corruption? It's just an illogical assertion.
COME ON LAH GERAK! There are many other BIG cases of CORRUPTION and remains unsolved, such as the alleged agreement to sell IJN to Sime Darby, money politics within UMNO, election goodies during GE and by-elections, RM5 billion given to ValueCap Sdn. Bhd in a volatile market, and many more understated issues.
GROW UP, GERAK! GROW UP!!!!! STOP THESE DOUBLE-STANDARD TREATMENTS! WE'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW WE FEEL DURING THE NEXT GE... YOU'LL SEE...
"Kenyataan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Dato' Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yang tidak mengikhtiraf borang yang ditandatangani Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung (JKKK) merupakan satu ugutan dan biadap terhadap sistem demokrasi Perlembagaan Negara." (Harakah Daily)
Kamu ingin memecah-belahkan rakyat Perak? Kenapa? Apakah kamu tidak senang melihat kerajaan pembangkang menerajui negeri Perak? Kenapa? Apakah motif untuk memecah-belahkan rakyat Perak? Kerana pemilihan UMNO pada bulan Mac ini? KENAPA???
"Selain itu beliau (Mujahid Yusof Rawa, MP Parit Buntar) turut menyelar tindakan Zahid yang mengkhususkan peruntukan khas hanya untuk wakil rakyat BN jika berlaku bencara seperti banjir, kebakaran dan sebagainya." (Harakah Daily)
Janganlah cuba menyeksa rakyat Perak. Ada rakyat yang menyokong kerajaan. Tetapi kalau inilah akibatnya, mereka boleh menjadi muak dengan kerajaan yang tidak adil terhadap pembangkang. Maka, undi pada pilihan raya akan datang akan beralih kepada pembangkang. Pembangkang pun rakyat Malaysia juga. Kenapa kebanyakan hak mereka ditindas? Kalau Demokrat dan Republican di Amerika Syarikat boleh bekerjasama dalam kerajaan, mengapa tidak BN dengan Pakatan Rakyat? Pakatan Rakyat sanggup bekerjasama dengan kerajaan untuk menolong mereka, tetapi apa yang mereka dapat? 'Masuk telinga kanan, keluar telinga kiri'.
"Sudahlah peruntukan sebanyak RM500 ribu kita tidak dapat, ini peruntukan khas wakil rakyat BN saja yang dapat. Sudahlah di peringkat Parlimen wakil rakyat PAS didera di peringkat negeri juga didera, mana demokrasi?" soalnya.
If the government will not change its attitude, then a change of government is needed. Therefore, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, beware of the people's sentiments. BEWARE.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Abdul Wahid Endut (PAS) - 32,883 votes
Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh (BN) - 30,252 votes
Azharuddin Mamat (Independent) - 193 votes
Majority - 2631
I can still remember my prediction of a 1000 majority to BN. Well, my Batu Buruk friend. Your prediction is 7631 votes off the mark as you had predicted a 5000 majority to BN. See you in Monash Sunway. HAHAHAHAHAHA... Along with Apit, Aleen and Fatin.
How will politics unravel? We'll see in the coming months.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
1. Najib's credibility as PM-in-waiting (Being linked to many scandals such as Altantuya Sharibuu, the purchase of the Scorpene submarine, privatisation of IJN by Sime Darby, etc...)
2. Oil royalty of Terengganu (a big chunk of it is still not returned - RM1.6 billion and possibly more)
3. Razali Ismail as a good UMNO fellow free of corruption and does his job well ignored by his own party.
4. Wan Ahmad Farid (BN candidate) carrying a lot of 'baggage' compared to Abdul Wahid Endut (PAS candidate) who has none. [It may have little bearing but it may make a difference in the end.]
5. Promises of 'pembangunan' [We have heard this many times. Development is good, but will it benefit the people (Taman Tamadun Islam, Masjid Kristal, Monsoon Cup)? Education is the most important in this matter]
6. Proxy war between Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional (See who will win the seat)
A reliable source from Batu Buruk has indicated to me that most of the issues above are mostly irrelevant to voters as they look at candidates first before party. His prediction is a 5000 majority to BN, although he favours the Opposition because KT people are different from most people. Maybe things might change a bit during this 11 day campaigning period. My prediction: 1000 majority to BN, as I take most of his words for it about KT people. He was born and bred there, so he knows better than I do.
Anything can happen this Saturday. So, I hope for a PAS victory although they are against the odds to win. We will miss the good deeds and visions of Razali Ismail as Deputy Minister of Education. He was of those rare UMNO fellows who is hard to find anywhere else.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
That is D-Day. For who? For IB people like me.
I've never seen so many people online as the deadline approaches.
1.30am drives people crazy as they badly wanted to know their respective results. I was one of them. With the personal code and pin at hand, I logged in and within a few seconds...
Session: NOVEMBER 2008
Candidate: 002206 038 (cqq029)
Name: Mohd Amin, Ahmad Syafiq
Subject & Grade
English A1 EE - C
English A1 HL - 4
French Ab. SL - 4
Bus & Man. HL in ENGLISH - 6
Economics HL in ENGLISH - 6
Physics SL in ENGLISH - 5
Mathematics in ENGLISH - 6
Theory Knowl. TK in ENGLISH - B
EE/TOK points: 1
Total points: 32
Results: Diploma awarded
I was speechless. I don't know what was my reaction. Whether to rejoice or not, I was glued to the laptop. But I was glad that I didn't screw it up. I was hoping for a 35 but 32 is fine with me. Now, I am able to continue my studies in university.
MONASH SUNWAY, here I come!
However, before I end my short post, I feel sad and sympathise for those Petronas scholars who didn't meet the HARSH target of 35, especially as being the first batch, we are the bait and it was real hard. DREAMS shattered. TEARS crestfallen. And joy to those who passed IB with flying colours. I am in between tears and joy. I decided to be in a mode of no reaction.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. FULFIL IT, SYAFIQ. DON"T WASTE IT.
Monday, 5 January 2009
1. Do not eat anymore McD. (I hate fast food and I only like daging and vegetables)
2. Do not drink Coca-Cola. (I hate soft drinks as well)
3. If you can, don't watch the movie, "Bedtime Stories". (The funds from this movie will be channelled to the Israeli efforts to wipe out Hamas)
If you can do at least two of these suggestions, I laud you for your efforts and ask your family members and friends as well to follow this simple suggestions. It'll be one of many ways to cripple the economy of Israel.
Saturday, 3 January 2009
8.00am - New Year's Day. I planned to go to Disneyland today as it is the last but one day in Hong Kong.
8.30am - We walked to the MTR Wanchai Station. It was quite far from the hotel as we had to pass through Central Plaza and then walk through the long overhead bridge in order to get underground.
8.50am - We took a train to MTR Central Station and then interchanged to the Tung Chung line from Island line at Hong Kong station. Another very long walk to the interchange. (Sigh...) From there, we embarked to the MTR Sunny Bay Station where we took another interchange to the Disneyland Resort Lines, a special train ride specifically for Disneyland and the area around it.
9.45am - Me and my parents have finally arrived at Disneyland. We took a few pictures here and there before buying tickets for Disneyland. Adult tickets cost about HK$350 each on a Peak Day like New Year's Day. After we bought the tickets, there was already many long lines to enter Disneyland as they wait for the 10.00am opening time.
10.10am - Finally, Disneyland. This will be my parents 3rd Disneyland trip after LA and Japan. This will be my 2nd after Japan too. As we all know, there are 3 different parts of land within the theme park, which is Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. I decided to explore Tomorrowland first. I took rides like Orbitron, Autopia and Buzz Lightyear blasters (although I only took the ride in the afternoon). After that, me and my parents went to Fantasyland and took the Mickey Mouse ride, "It's a small world".
11.30am - Me and my parents watched the Mickey Theatrical show which lasts for 30 minutes. It's quite good.
12.15pm - My dad decides to rest on the bench right in front of the big Disney castle as he succumbs to illness. My mom had to watch over him and so, my dad let "off the leash". I went back into Tomorrowland and took the rides that I wanted. I took Autopia again and then I entered the Blasters 3 times. The Blasters ride was so cool. Before that, I ate lunch which is popcorn and hot chocolate. Not a balanced diet though.
1.45pm - I crossed into Adventureland. I took the raft to Tarzan's tree house. The tree house was almost exactly like in the cartoons. After I'm done with exploring the tree house, I took the raft back to the main land of Disneyland. Then, I went on the River cruise which is around the tree house area. It was real interesting as some of the visitors got a bit wet. I was home and dry as I sat right in the middle of the boat, invulnerable to the wet threat.
2.45pm - I went back to the castle area to check on my parents. After that, I went through the Main Street to take the Disneyland train. The train stopped at Fantasyland as the Disneyland parade was about to start at 3.00pm. As I'm not a fan of parades, I skipped the parade show and went back to exploring Tomorrowland. I took the Blasters ride was more and then look for souvenirs. As I became hungry once more, I bought mushroom soup, french fries and hot chocolate and went back to the bench where my dad is.
4.30pm - My dad wants to go back to the hotel as he's still down with illness. I had to compromise so I texted my mum who was in Main Street looking for souvenirs that my dad wants to go back. So, we had to wait a little while before my mum appeared.
5.00pm - We bought the necessary tickets and we're on our way back.
6.00pm - We arrived back at the hotel as my dad went to bed immediately.
7.15pm - Another Maggi dinner, but this time with rendang tok. So nice as it is instant from the packet. After dinner, I continue to play Football Manager on my laptop.
10.30pm - I retired to bed. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz...........
6.30am - Last day in Hong Kong. I was up quite early somehow. After taking my bath, I played football manager again.
8.30am - Maggi again for me as breakfast as my parents ate bread. Then, we started packing for our journey home as our flight is at 2.35pm local time.
10.00am - We checked out of the hotel and took a taxi to Hong Kong airport on Lantau Island.
10.45am - We arrived at the airport after a 38km journey from the hotel on Hong Kong Island. We went to the airport bookshop to survey good books. I bought "Yes We Can" by Garen Thomas. This famous expression is by the next US president after George W. Bush. You all know who that is so I don't have to mention his name anyhow.
11.35am - We checked our bags in and then had lunch at Popeye's Biscuits and .... (I couldn't remember the full name of the shop). It's Halal certified and therefore, meat can be eaten, to the relief of my parents. I had French fries (again), popcorn shrimp and hot chocolate.
12.30pm - I logged on to the free WiFi provided by the airport and surfed the Net. I chatted for a while with Sue Ching as she would be off to France that evening for 3 years.
1.30pm - We walked to gate 25 of the terminal for that's where MH 73 is docked. I went to the Internet Zone once more near the gate and utilised one of the computers there. I read Syed's blog and woah! He changed his blog layout, which is damn cool. He now has a new theme for his blog. Nice going dude.
2.15pm - We board the plane bound for HOME.
2.35pm - Bye-bye Hong Kong! I won't be missing you.
6.30pm - After a little delay in landing at KLIA as a result of traffic congestion, we've landed safely at the airport and took the airport taxi bound for home.
8.00pm - HOME SWEET HOME. That's the end of my HK journey. 5 days and 4 nights.
It's business as usual as I reached home. Football Manager 2008 and Internet until IB results are known on Wednesday (7/1/2009), 1.30am. Till then, salam and good night to everyone.