26 Apr 2010 @ 11:09 PM 

Older Version
An ant worked hard in the sweltering heat all summer, building its nest and
laying up supplies for the winter.

A grasshopper thought the ant was stupid not knowing how to enjoy life. It
spent its days laughing, singing & dancing thoroughly enjoying the summer.

Came winter, the ant was warm, comfortable and had no shortage of food.

The grasshopper had no proper shelter, no stored food, and couldn’t find
anything to eat from the snow-covered ground. So it died and the story
ended.
MORAL OF TH E STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

Modern Version

An ant worked hard in the sweltering heat all summer, building its nest and
laying up supplies for the winter.

A grasshopper thought the ant was stupid not knowing how to enjoy life. It
spent its days laughing, singing & dancing thoroughly enjoying the summer.

Came winter, the shivering grasshopper called a press conference and
demanded to know why the ant should be warm and well fed while he was cold
and starving.

TV1, TV2 & TV3 showed up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper
alongside to a video clip of the ant in his comfortable home with a table
full of food.

The majority of the Malaysian Parliamentarians were stunned by the sharp
contrast. How could this poor grasshopper be allowed to suffer?

Khairy staged a demonstration in front of the ant’s nest.

Nazri went on a hunger strike along with other grasshoppers demanding that
they be relocated to warmer climate area during winter.

The Malaysia Government immediately passed a law forbidding all ants from
working hard in the summer so as to bring about equality of poverty between
ants and grasshoppers.

Hishammudin increased ‘More Special Reservations’ for grasshoppers in E
ducational Institutions & in Government Services..

The ant was fined for failing to share 30% of his food with the grasshopper.
The Prime Minister announced that this was part of the N E P. No ant should
question it. (Don’t forget, Tax Audits were introduced and targeted at
certain individuals who were eventually penalised heavily for not
contibuting enough to the well-being of the grasshoppers).

Many years later…

Some ant migrated to the US and set up multi-billion dollar companies there.

Hundreds of grasshoppers still died of starvation despite the ‘More Special
Reservations’.

Losing significant number of hard working ants and free loading the
grasshoppers, Malaysia remained a developing country, despite its abundant
natural resources.
All because the remaining ANTS were still doing their work
………………………..

Latest finding showed that almost all the grasshoppers in the political
arena and civil service were hoarding corrupt wealth which they refused to
share with fellow grasshoppers.

MORAL OF TH E STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2011.

_____

I’ve sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant – not a
grasshopper! Make sure that you pass this on to other ants. Don’t bother
sending it on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn’t understand it,
anyway.

I get the story above from an email sent by a friend. Not created by me.

Posted By: Aeric
Last Edit: 26 Apr 2010 @ 11:09 PM

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 06 Feb 2010 @ 4:14 PM 

People says, a picture paints a thousand words. So does the logo design. I understand this theory since many years. Try look at those big companies logos. There are hidden meanings beneath the design before they choose to use it. Am I right? Did they blindly choose it? Even some Chinese shop like “Chop Seng Kee” (I simply name one, don’t know whether is it exist or not)  would have its logo design with some meanings to show people the logo has S and K alphabets.

I sometimes related the logo with Feng Sui. You can call me superstitious if you want. The “combination” of elements such as shapes, size, position, colours, fonts, symmetric, angle and so on could bring the harmony of a company, school, organization or a person.

Perhaps, Bill Gates or his partners were lucky to choose the Windows logo. Perhaps Google accident to choose it’s name instead of Goggle is a destiny. Perhaps Apple is such a simple fruit. Perhaps Linus Torvalds is naughty and get bitten by a penguin is funny. And so many perhaps and coincidence.

Sometimes people just wonder why MCA is such a loser? Have you ever wonder what are the meaning hiding behind it’s logo? Since the lost of 308 GE, MCA understood that it needs to change. But until today, I don’t see any. Including the logo, it is still the same.

I like to decrypt the meaning behind a logo when I see one when I passing by any sign board. I am base on what I learn in my Art class during primary school. Or to make it simple, I think everyone learn what does our Malaysian flag means? What is the moon and star means, 14 stripes and 4 colours. OK, now you get me. Let’s apply this knowledge to analyse an example, MCA logo.

From what I can see and interpret from the logo, it is very obvious the logo or flag has a 14-point star in yellow with the blue background. Simple. When you see it, it reminds you of our Malaysian flag. Someone may notice it is actually based on Taiwan Kuomintang flag.

From what I see, MCA (logo designer) is some sort of a copy cat. Wait, I don’t see Red colour in the flag. What does Red colour represent? From what I learned from Malaysian flag, it means bold, brave warrior in a battle. Is this why MCA lacking of this element during their speech? How about White? White means purity, good moral mindset and incorruptibility as claimed by DAP flag. And again, MCA logo has no white colour in it’s design.

The logo has been designed for more than 50 years. In my opinion, it has to be changed to reflect the modern life. Talking about the party’s anthem is another story. I think it is the same case. The change doesn’t mean that MCA also need to change it’s party constitution or code of conduct. My opinion is a change means new perspective and paradigm shift to make the party more relevant in the future of political path.

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 03 Jul 2009 @ 12:46 AM 

Last Saturday I attended a dinner at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) Dewan Perdana to celebrate the appointment of our 6th Malaysian’s Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak. Other members of MCA Bandar Tun Razak and I were sitting at table no 123. The ticket for each table is costing RM900. The event started at 7.30pm but our PM only arrived at 8.30pm. This is my first time visiting PICC. The food was very nice (catering from Equatorial Hotel). Our Prime Minister gave a good speech and some promises to fullfil the Malaysian Chinese needs such as quota systems in education and economic, and also social (safety). Hmm, did I heard he mention about Chinese political needs? Perhaps politic is not important for Malaysian Chinese. So let us see if the promises are implemented successful or not. End of the day, I feel that PICC looks so beautiful at night. What a waste, how much people can see such a nice night view since not much people come to Putrajaya or stay nearby.

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