Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.
On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.
On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?
On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.
Monday, July 03, 2006
Have you heard the one about pizza hut being racist? If you haven't, it goes like this. If you order for delivery, pizza hut will apparently note what race you are on their bill. It seems that if you are bumiputera, noted M for Malay, you will not be charged service charge. If you are non-bumiputeral, noted C for Chinese or I for Indian, you will have to pay service charge. My sources also say that the same thing applies for dine-in bills, though I've read one pizza hut source online denying that it happens for dine-ins. Granted that I could be sued up the wall for defamation, I'll tread this gingerly and say that I'm eager to make one delivery purchase and see for myself. That isn't to say that I distrust my sources, who have personally inspected the bills and spoken to Malays who frequently get away without paying service tax.
I've been encouraged to boycott pizza hut. I'm still unsure of this. Until i personally see the bill, I can't just boycott them because it's still absurd that this extent of racism can exist in our big commercial world. If it does, however, then... shame shame on you racists. I also have the problem of having boycotted a few other popular eating enterprises for a variety of other reasons (one of them is a warung that i believe is also racist), and the flesh in me fears that I'm gonna end up with nowhere left to eat.
If you've had a personal encounter with pizza hut's bills that include race and/or service tax in relation to race, err... don't post a comment. I don't really wanna turn this place into a forum for such issues - there are better places for that. If you want to stand up and post a comment to vilify any act of racism, though, feel free. Charging anybody anything based on different price scales for different races is right down there with rape, incest and necrophilia, and the business of such perpetrators should be utterly undermined by people power.
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