Thursday, April 26, 2012

这段广告不宜上


身为老板,则最怕员工阳奉阴违。老板坐在舒服的沙发上发号施令,员工即使不同意老板之意见,通常也不会当面拒绝任务,毕竟口中粮还要向老板争取,办事时才来依自身喜好来搞。

正副首相最近频频说尽华教的好话,有褒无贬。国内头二位领袖褒扬华教,实是喜事。教育部副部长也很用心为华教问题奔波劳碌,好现象也。

惟最近我在餐厅边吃着午餐,边看着电视,偶然看到一则广告。看完了,再回想正副首相的种种褒言赞语,越想越不通,几近精神错乱。

广告一开始,有位巫裔男子,身着西装,看姿态很明显是个经理级人物,以英语询问巫裔女下属某某项目进展如何。女下属以马来语回答他。然后该经理又以英语向另一位华裔女下属询问另一个项目的 进展 ,那位女下属也是以马来语回答。最后,当经理以英语向一位印度裔男下属发问时,发问中途却似乎突然“醒觉”了,转而以马来语发问。

广告临尾,打出“一国、一族、一语”的口号,也说明打此广告者为某政府部门。依笔者所解读,广告的讯息是要全马人民归为一族、只说一语,即马来语,有鼓吹同化各族之嫌。

该广告获播出,说明了政府内有一股单元文化主义势力蠢蠢欲动,不可忽视也。

数十年来,在本国经营的私人企业大都以英文为工作语言。而政府也花了数十年,在中小学乃至政府大学推广马来语,确立马来语的官方地位。

不知何故,年年都有新闻,什么雇主反映大学毕业生英语不行,无法雇佣之。结果政府需大开门户,准备一个个的官位给这批失业生。他们天天用母语即马来语来工作办事,不用开口闭口蹩脚英语,不需损自尊。

或许有人因此认为私人界英语至上之风不良,抹杀了英语弱者的机会,是变相的种族歧视,忿忿不平,期待有朝一日马来语取英语而代之,在私人界旺起来,除掉英语藩篱,不谙英语也能受聘私人企业。

他们不只看英文不顺眼,也不放过华文。企业欲聘请谙华语员工,竟受质疑搞种族主义。岂有此理,难道他们认为他族并无通晓华语之人?笔者大胆假设,华小聘请马来书记,工作语言渐渐改变,这班人会大肆庆祝。

这些人无处不在,而身在政府的那群最是可怕。领袖虽已公开表明友善态度,他们却完全不理会领袖讯息,阳奉阴违,只贯彻自己那套哲学,来个上有上策、下有对策,使领袖丧失诚信,让领袖下不了台。

广告影响巨大,民众日夜看了也会下意识认同广告讯息。相关广告不符和国家多元种族多元文化的精神,所传达之讯息,有损国民团结,更有损国家竞争力。希望当局能关注,及早撤走之。

Monday, April 23, 2012

I went for a Chakra Cleansing session


I am lucky enough to have Guru to help provide a free Chakra cleansing. The purpose of doing Chakra cleansing is to clear the blocked Chakras to make sure Chakras are always in balance state. According to Guru, balance Chakra will help oneself to transform into a better person to live a happy life. But still i must stop thinking on negative things to avoid Chakras get blocked again.

On one Saturday morning i went for the Chakra cleansing. Guru asked to bring along 7 limes, 2 packets of rock salt and some flowers. Thanks to my friend's sister for helping me to get all these stuff from Pasar Pagi. Without her help i do not think i was able to get all those stuff in such a short time because the night before only i decided to go for the session.

Guru first gave me a plate of ginger powder, asked me to mix rock salt with it. He then cut a small hole on 3 limes. Then he was holding each lime at one time, pressing the lime on my Crown Chakra, then started rubbing from Crown Chakra till the end of the spinal cord. He repeated the process for a few times. Then he applied the mixed stuff from rock salt and ginger powder to my 7 Chakras respectively. During the process he kept chanting. After Guru finished with all the limes, he asked me to take bath with a pale of water. The water is full of flowers and it was mixed with lime juices. After i finished the water in the pale, i continued to shower myself.

The next thing is Guru was smoking my whole body using Kemenyan. Then he invited me to the prayer room where he was using some special tools to test if all my chakras were already balanced. Guru asked me to express gratitude to the Divine. In the prayer room i asked him a lot of questions regarding life.

Upon leaving the prayer room, Guru asked me to donate some money to the center. The figure does not matter, he said i can even donate as little as 1MYR because the purpose of asking me to donate money is so that i could exchange energy with ?

The whole session spent around an hour. After the session, nothing special to talk about, the whole day itself was like any normal days. However the next morning i woke up finding lots of blood in my mouth. I spit the blood out and found it was sticky like phlegm. Then at center i asked Guru if what was that and he told me that it means some bloody incidents was just resolved.

Lastly, i would like to share with you guys one technique taught by Guru, that each time before we enter our house, we should wash our heel to make sure that we will not bring along evil energy back into our house. The evil energy is always attached to the heel.

舊巴生路炒冬粉炒果條 Char Tang Hun & Char Kuey Teow @ Jalan Kelang Lama

某夜,与友人约在旧巴生路一带喝茶。对那区人生地不熟,就随地选餐馆,看中了这小食档。

小食档位于某政府公共食阁内。诺大的食阁只有两三档在营业,只有这档较有人潮。另一个卖印度料理的档口顾客则稀稀落落。

食阁的巫文名,大意是《美佳食阁》
这档煮食的是一位矮小老婆婆,看样子年级大概有六十多岁了。负责招待客人及准备煮食材料的则是一位样子三四十多岁的女人。

该档所卖食物琳琅满目,一时间不好选择,就点大大个字印在招牌上的炒果条。

夹着果条入口!赞,可谓火候十足!有锅气!不湿,也不过干,恰恰好!吃时配上特制辣椒酱更是美味!其辣椒酱味道不是太特出但也有另一番风味。果条内的料也给得足,虾子虾米猪肉片豆芽葱都给了很多,都炒得香香的。还真的是“招牌”菜啊!

之后某日冥想静修后,与友人再度前往此处。这回试试其炒冬粉。哇!一流!这炒冬粉据我知蛮难做的,我只吃过黄师傅的这道菜。如今竟能在此处吃到,而且水准堪比黄师傅,真是谢天谢地!

炒冬粉的料大概与炒果条一样,只是冬粉要炒得不会过软过硬还真难。我告诉你,这档做到了!

若君有心,就来试试吧!这食阁就在华联广场后面而已。

小食档外观

炒冬粉,赞!
炒果条,赞!


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Sunday, April 08, 2012

突如其來的美食

這日從八達靈家里出發,先往敦拉薩交通總站載了母親尾妹,再續程前往丹絨士拔。這條路頭一次走,特別不順特別慢。抵達萬宜(Bangi)這小市鎮,已是傍晚七點多。車里一眾饑腸轆轆,估計到了丹絨士拔(Tanjung Sepat)時也該餓飽了,故想找些路旁小食暫時頂頂。

在萬宜市鎮慢慢兜,看看沿路有甚么好料。本來擔心這里巫裔市民占多數,無甚華人小食,卻原來這里就像一般華人小市鎮,很多店鋪都是華裔經營。

駕著駕著突見前方右邊有個華裔流動小販,看清楚原來是包點點心,停車光顧。老伯伯突然有這么多生意做,大概也是樂翻天吧?

老伯伯的包點檔

老伯伯的包點檔


母親先買燒賣,一到手我便迫不及待的把一個放入嘴,頓時滿口溢香,盡是豬肉鮮香味,燒賣口感軟卻很充實,沒偷工減料,好吃!那味道似曾相似,我第一時間就想起了家鄉昔加末的路旁晚間燒賣檔,這檔不只賣燒賣,也賣經濟面米粉等,我是其宵夜常客,其老店鋪遭收購翻新,已經關閉好幾年,駕車經過原處時,往往嘆: 好味道不復尋矣!沒想到今日竟在萬宜吃到了家鄉味道。有幸也,呵呵!

至于包點,沒有驚喜,平平無奇。


一口咬開燒賣,只見鮮嫩的肉


吃到真爽啊!


Friday, April 06, 2012

落黄泉的季节?

从小就留意到,住宅区内凡有住家治丧,那段时间内同一区必也会出现很多丧事。

清明季节方过,不少人也跟着离开,下九泉去了。友人女友父亲刚过世,另一位友人婆婆则在医院性命垂危,而我昨晚开车路经某处,也看到另一个丧礼。

难道清明是落黄泉的季节吗?

我身在外乡,常开车回家乡,有时在同一天都能路经数个丧礼。世事真有这么巧吗?

先父乃于重阳节之后一天逝世。已忘了从何处读到,清明、中元和重阳都是扫墓或祭拜祖先季节。我想这些时期大概也是落黄泉季节吧!听同事说,身体虚弱者,一旦熬不过这些非常时期,就会走了。