Geez.My last post was on Merdeka Day. How very cruel of me. But the truth is I have not been lazy but doing other things. Just so I do not get bored with life, which I so often do, even though great things are happening here.
Sometimes, I am overwhelmed by what is happening. Since returning to Malaysiakini, I’d have to ‘chase’ for stories too. Takes a lot of time, and at the end of day, after writing 2-3 stories, do I have the energy to say more?
I hope I can be forgiven for this.
But I have been actively sketching (e.g. image on this post is one of my latest creations) and coloring some new artwork which I want to share with you. It’s all I could do at the moment, due to time and space constraints which makes it impossible for me to produce large canvasses:
Something to do with Baby Dumping, but titled Untitled.
Altantuya? That’s what most of my Facebook friends thought.
And I have been active on facebook, though I am reluctant to catch up with Twitter. Am I beginning to feel that blogs are so yesterday?
I owe people a lot of work, including a book review on “Found in Malaysia” by The NUTGRAPH, which I am yet to accomplish. Sigh. I’ve been flipping through and reading some pages on this great collection of interviews from time to time.
Sometimes, you need a book like this to remind you “Hey, Malaysia ain’t so bad after all”. Haha.
Since I have been (not silent as you might think) away from this blog, several things have caught the attention and riled up the imagination of citizens – The Musa Hassan retirement; Teoh Beng Hock’s inquest; PKR elections and the continuing allegations against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng; Gerakan’s soon to be gerak-less and the rising of resident evil Perk(a)osa. What about the letting off of the ‘racist’ Kedah principal?
Cosmetic tycoon Soosilawati’s and three others’ murder was shocking and bizzare. Much like how Altantuya’s murder also shocked me. But nothing shocks me more than how the papers are going round in frenzied circles to unravel facets of the murder case.
Meanwhile, some good things are happening – like the National Union of Journalists wanting to take up not only ‘bread and butter’ issues but “press freedom’ issues as well.
Hahaha. Isn’t this high time! ? But lets hope the new leadership stands courageous enough to pursue this ideal dream. Lets hope it does not turn into a nightmare for them
After reading about the real face of the MSM (as if we didn’t know already) – read Nazri Aziz ‘spewing his wrath‘ at Utusan Meloya oops Malaysia, I feel so glad to be at Malaysiakini.
Here, we have no political bosses, this much is the truth.
And yes it is a challenge sometimes to balance our (my) stories as Umno politicians and their alliances have openly told me “we do not want to speak to you because you are from Malaysiakini”, I will live with that.
And I might just add next time: It is your loss not mine 🙂