my-balconey

I am enjoying Preeta Samarasan Evening is the Whole Day” on my lovely balcony this morning. Having my coffee and keeping Bangkok’s state of emergency (again!) tucked away, for the moment, at one corner of my mind, to be visited, maybe later today.

Preeta is one amazing writer, and I can relate to her great story because I am Malaysian. Please buy this book, for it is such an interesting and wonderful read. It’s a story based on the lives of members of a Malaysian Indian family, before and after the 1969 riots.

Preeta is also a very skillful and creative writer, with a great imagination. Malaysia indeed boleh, because Preeta is also a Malaysian! Keep it up, Preeta! (More of Preeta here, thanks to Sharon Bakar).

It’s supposed to be winter in Bangkok, and there’s a cool breeze rustling through the leaves of two big trees in front of my balconey.

One is a tamarind tree, the other mango. I don’t live in a luxurious apartment, just a modest one, and it’s actually situated in a kampong area.

Just so you know, I’ve been working on other blogs, too. If you want to keep tab of me and my life in Bangkok, you are welcome to visit my other blogs at BANGKOK BLUES; and my virtual art gallery at SEVEN SENSE. From there, you will notice that I am a multiple blogger and that my life is not all about politics!

You see, I couldn’t stay away, could I?

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!

27 responses »

  1. Jed Yoong says:

    schizo. kee kee. joke😉
    not watching PKR congress LIVE ar?
    kee kee kee.

  2. eeyaw says:

    Susan,

    Is this pesky Jed the same one who is unashamely cheering for chedet & barisan? She should just stick to her boring blog.
    Btw your balcony has a nice ambience, good for deep thoughts & blogging.

    You have a nice weekend!

  3. eagle says:

    Be careful or else the book will be under investigation.
    In this Bolehland is boleh for BN and not boleh for others.
    I can’t complete even a paragraph, so sick of the morons in BN that keep telling lies.
    Have fun in Bangkok

  4. harrison says:

    “One is a tamarind tree, the other mango. I don’t live in a luxurious apartment, just a modest one, and it’s actually situated in a kampong area.”

    _________________

    Yesterday I recalled that Susan had 3 male masseur rubbing her back and she had not replied, so I presume there is a possibility.😛

    Seems like life in Bangkok is better in Malaysia, no? I guess so for a working lady like you. Hey, the last time time I went to Bangkok was 4 years back.

    Hey Susan, I had close relative who had prior bookings flights to Bangkok
    next Chinese New Year . Do you think it is safe ? I mean at least your opinion.

    Keep up your goodie life Susan and have fun. We love you always. Will check on the blogs and Preeta’s writing soon.

    Take care. Hujan sini.

  5. sloone says:

    Handsome;
    It’s safe as long as you can fly here.
    That’s the tricky part now.
    hey hey!

  6. bamboo river says:

    Nice photo shot! Is that brown ‘lump’ bread or a rock?🙂

    Harrison, I have lots of inflatable tyre tubes. Want to try crossing over Sungai Golok? Bring your own air pump!🙂
    Again nice weekend to ya!

  7. Jed Yoong says:

    Eeyaw!
    Barisan will win GE 13.
    Then it will be the end of PKR!!

  8. monsterball says:

    You should write a book.
    There are so many subjects …close to your heart.
    Perhaps most interesting will be your….inners secret life desires….like Ian Fleming..on ‘James Bond” .and the “Harry Porter” by J.K.Rowling…should inspire you..
    Sylvester Stallone is no writer…but that idea on ‘Rocky” made him a multi millionaire.
    How about some comedy…..since you have the art to put out things in comical ways.
    Best wishes..for your future!

  9. eeyaw says:

    Jade, I give you a chance to prove your point. Just get your beloved barisan to call for General Election and see whose end you be seeing, unless your Umno & its b*lls lickers are too chicken to face the Opposition.

  10. Sun says:

    Jed Yoong Says: Barisan will win GE 13. Then it will be the end of PKR!!

    Ya lah, with nadeswaran and rocky behind najib BN will go places. Malaysia got bright future next year economy booming oso – zeti very confident.
    After GE13 malaysia take over world bank and imf even kekekeke

  11. eeyaw says:

    Jed, I give you a chance to prove your point. Ask your barisan to call for a general election. See who see the ends of the other, unless umno & its running dogs are CHICKEN including yourself.

  12. Rainstorm says:

    hahaha…. spot on eeyaw !

  13. kittykat46 says:

    Jed Yoong – “Barisan will win GE 13”
    She sure loves Che Det, Toyol and sundry UMNO racists.
    She’s one of those who love BUMNO as long as it keeps topping up their personal rice bowl. Never mind the country gets sucked dry in the process.

    I know a lot of Malaysian Chinese who are like that – I WAS one of them.

  14. kittykat46 says:

    Jed Yoong – “Barisan will win GE 13”
    She sure loves Che Det, Toyol and sundry UMNO types.
    She’s one of those who love BUMNO as long as it keeps topping up their personal rice bowl. Never mind the country gets sucked dry in the process.

    I know a lot of Malaysian Chinese who are like that – I WAS one of them.

  15. kittykat46 says:

    What’s Jed Yoong doing dirtying this blog ?
    Nobody visiting her blog …..Kakakaka

  16. […] Preeta Samarasan, and my other blogs « *SUSAN LOONE’s Blog* […]

  17. […] Preeta Samarasan, and my other blogs « *SUSAN LOONE’s Blog* […]

  18. monsterball says:

    Kittykat46……My friend. You said it all.

  19. ktemoc says:

    Some people claim they know Voltaire but all too easily, in bad company, forget what he said.

  20. ahmike says:

    Happy weekend Sloone =) take a good rest from hectic routine

  21. harrison says:

    Haha, kittykat, at least u r honest to admit your past “misadventure” (can i use this word, trying to be subtle). All i know is that Voltaire would defend your right to opine, but he never pull a replica of Anwar or his anathema every 20 seconds for a senseless walloping. ;D

    Not hard feelings, just imputing somethin’.😀

  22. munshi says:

    Someone`s promoting Bad Company music. They came after voltaire iznt it.

  23. munshi says:

    Bad Company – Rock Steady

  24. Voltaire says:

    …The men who had hated [the book], and had not particularly loved Helvétius, flocked round him now. Voltaire forgave him all injuries, intentional or unintentional. ‘What a fuss about an omelette!’ he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,’ was his attitude now. – Beatrice Hall

    Voltaire’s words in his Essay on Tolerance: “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.”

    So while Jed Yoong enjoys the privelege, and as in Mary`s Little Lamb, the sheep Ktemoc enjoys the privelege of following Mary,
    Let others too enjoy the privelege of disagreement with the 2 nursey rhyme characters.

  25. Voltaire says:

    On ktemoc`s hero:

    The phrase “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” is widely attributed to Voltaire, but cannot be found in his writings. With good reason. The phrase was invented by a later author as an epitome of his attitude.

    It appeared in The Friends of Voltaire (1906), written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall under the pseudonym S[tephen] G. Tallentyre. Chapter VII is devoted to Helvétius (1715-1771), whom she depicts as a kindly, generous person, with a hint of more talent to raise him above mediocrity. He married and settled in the sticks, with a new wife who was unfashionably old (32), and they were happy. This was ended by his tragic aspiration, to earn some small glory for himself as a philosopher.

    In 1758, he published “De l’Esprit,” which Hall renders “On the Mind.” From the little Hall says of it directly, I take it that this was a moral-relativist tract, adducing bad social conditions as the cause of immoral behavior, regarding humans essentially as animals, and skeptical of the validity of moral claims generally.

    This was unpopular with everyone – secular philosophers, all of the church, the government. It certainly got him noticed, but not by all at once. Voltaire immediately regarded the work as a serious disappointment from one who had been a somewhat promising protege. He was most insulted to have been compared in it with lesser intellectual lights (Crébillon and Fontenelle). It was widely criticized by other wits of their enlightened social circle. For a few months, however, it escaped the notice of the government.

    Then the Dauphin read it.

    The privilege to publish was revoked; the censor who approved its publication was sacked. A rolling wave of official condemnation began, culminating with the Pope (Jan. 31, 1759) and the Parliament of Paris (Feb. 6) and public book-burning by the hangman (Feb. 10), an honor shared with Voltaire’s “Natural Law.”

    On the principle that anything so unpopular with the government must ipso facto be pretty good, the official condemnation permanently established Helvétius’s philosophical repute among the fashionable salon crowd, and rehabilitated him among the intellectual elite as well, to a great extent. He became popular in Protestant Germany and England.

  26. Voltaire says:

    Mary had a little lamb ,
    Its fleece was white as snow;
    And everywhere that Mary went,
    The lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school one day;
    Which was against the rule;
    It made the children laugh and play;
    To see a lamb at school. “Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
    The eager children cry; “Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,”
    The teacher did reply.

  27. Anonymous says:

    sloone,
    I give u another hits counts.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

    You should know who am I: the only person call u sloone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s