Monday, March 31, 2014

Tea with Honey and Vinegar Smoothie

Oolong Tea with Honey and Date Vinegar Smoothie


3g oolong tea
350ml hot water
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp date vinegar
4 cups ice


Steep tea in hot water for 15 minutes. Strain tea and leave to cool. Put all ingredients in smoothie maker or blender and whizz. Serve immediately.

Serves 2.

Friday, March 28, 2014

MH370 : Who has the right to sensitive confidential information

I strongly agree that valid points and informations MUST be shared. With the relevant investigating team, and NOT with the general public who will only use such information to further speculate and and create more theories leading to more tension not only among the people of Malaysia but also internationally.

While we can't possibly stop them from such obsession, the governments and the military and private bodies involved in the SAR should not keep on feeding this 'authorized and unauthorized journalists and spokespersons' addiction. Unauthorized insider informations 'leakage' should be dealt with with utmost severity.

Looking at #CNN lately, we know how 'credible' these people can get with lack of valid information.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MH370 : Have a heart, be kind

Alright people, I am going to say this once and get it over with.

I have thought and thought and this is what I think.

The family and friends of the passengers and crew of #MH370 have every right to grieve in any way they wish to. It's their loss, it's their tragedy. They are the one with their world crashing down on them, their children will no longer have a parent, parents losing a child or a whole family, a spouse is gone, a lover no more, a co-worker won't be coming back to work. It's their personal tragedy, we are only concerned citizens, there's a vast difference between the two, don't mix them up. Don't delude yourself into thinking you are a stakeholder too.

If they are going to cry and wail, let them, if they want to start blaming people, it's up to them, it's all part of the grieving and healing process. We have no right to criticize them, telling them to move on. It's happening right now, they are experiencing it now. Just let them be. Have a heart.

Imagine yourself in their shoes, you are sad, angry, confused, you can't even comprehend your feelings, then you have a reporter shoving a camera in your face, asking you how you feel, pretending to care when all they want is a good angle for a story. Failing which they will plant ideas into your head, saying this and that to get a respond from you, angering you into a more traumatic respond. How will you act if you are in their shoes? Calmly? It's easier said than done.

Now, will the media, both international and local stop sensationalizing everything? Leave them in peace at this very trying time. Stop instigating them to turn this into a 'terrorist-hunt' just because the pilots are Muslim and Malaysia is a Muslim country. Have you no shame taking advantage of such tragedy? For what? Ratings? World policing?

What you are doing now, and with the field-day the media is having, turning this into a 'circus-pantomine-talkshow' is just plain cruel and not helping at all.

Don't even let me get started on those politicizing every angle of the tragedy, you people are lower than scum!

As for the rest of 'wannabe-journalist-but-stuck-on-FB' people, straight-jacket and muzzle yourselves already! Remember karma bites back, sooner than you may care to realize.

There, I've said it. This is my personal view, and I choose to be humane.

p/s: so I realize I may lose a few friends over this, but like I said before, if you can't accept my differing opinion, we must have not been friends in the first place.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How MH370 was found

from Bangkok Post

LONDON - The satellite operator Inmarsat said Monday it managed to work out which direction the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew in by measuring the Doppler effect of hourly 'pings' from the aircraft.
Malaysia's prime minister announced earlier that the Inmarsat analysis of flight MH370's path placed its last position in remote waters off Australia's west coast, meaning it can only have run out of fuel above the southern Indian Ocean.

Inmarsat explained how they plotted models of the flight's route by measuring the Doppler effect of satellite pings, giving corridors arcing north and south along which the plane could have flown for at least five hours.
Despite the plane's communication systems being switched off, satellite pings were still bouncing back from the aircraft, which which vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The pings are sent from a ground station to a satellite, then onto the plane, which automatically sends a ping back to the satellite and down to the ground station.

They do not include global positioning system (GPS) data, time or distance information.
So the British satellite operator measured the amount of time it took for the pings to be returned.
"We looked at the Doppler effect, which is the change in frequency due to the movement of a satellite in its orbit," Chris McLaughlin, Inmarsat's senior vice president of external affairs, told Britain's Sky News television.

"What that then gave us was a predicted path for the northerly route and a predicted path the southerly route."

"We don't know whether the plane stayed at a constant speed; we don't know whether its headings changed subsequently," he explained.

Therefore, "we applied the autopilot speeds -- about 350 knots. We applied what we knew about the fuel and range of the aircraft to hit the series of ping information we had.

"Normally you'd want to triangulate, often you'd have GPS. But because aircraft in that region are not mandated to send out signals of their location we were working from blind, so this is very much a unique approach, the first time it's been done."

They then compared those figures to data from other Malaysia Airlines planes and similar flight routes, which definitively showed the plane could only have been going down the southern corridor, and would eventually have run out of fuel.

They established an "extraordinary matching" between Inmarsat's predicted southern path and readings from other planes on such routes.

The BBC reported that as far as could could be worked out, the plane was flying at a cruising height, above 30,000 feet (9,100 metres). They found no evidence of fluctuating heights.

Inmarsat handed over new information to Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch on Sunday for checking.

"By yesterday they were able to definitively say that the plane had undoubtedly taken the southern route," said McLaughlin.

He called for all commercial aircraft to be fitted with existing technology that would mean a plane cannot go missing.


Inna lilLahi wa inna ilayhi raji`oon.

Verily, unto Allah do we belong and, verily, unto Him we shall return. #MH370 #alfatihah

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ethics in C&P

When posting/sharing something on your wall, something that is not an original work of yours, it would be great if you could put the credit as part of the first paragraph. As we all know most people don't bother to read past a few paragraphs, what's more all the way to the end where you usually put the credit, if you bothered to. I know you mean well, and the article you shared are brilliantly worthy, but please give credit where it's due, right at the top and not buried deep eleven scrolls down.

And to those passing off works of others as their very own, you are only as original as what you share. We know that you don't suddenly develop great writing skill overnight, so please spare yourself from public shaming, give credit where it's due. People will at least compliment you for your great choice of read.

#notoplagiarism #givecreditwhereitsdue


I was about to respond to you, everything was all typed, everything I always wanted to say but never had the courage to, my thoughts has finally been translated into words. For you. 

All that I need to do was to hit 'enter', but my finger found the 'backspace' key instead and I started clicking. And clicking. Until all has been erased. Like I never wrote it, like I never gave it the slightest thought.

Sometimes silence is the best way to go. I just wish you know that, and not think it's a sign of weakness or submission. Sometimes you got to appear weaker in order to be the bigger person. I just wonder where's  the backspace key to the thoughts in my mind, because there's a lot that need erasing.

Monday, March 17, 2014

MH370 : Maybe the answer has been staring at us all these while

We, non-stakeholders are on a need to know basis. Some information which are deemed to be too sensitive will never be released, that we got to accept. 

We need to read and listen properly, think of who (or their assets) has been going out of their way to give misleading information, out to make Malaysia look bad in every sense? Who has been pointing in one direction and adamant that's the right one. Who always seem to be policing the world, knowing every nook and crannies of the deepest cave, eyes trained on every spot on earth, yet now keeping mum, funnily none of the so called respectable media's are calling them out. 

As much as love our nation, I don't believe we are capable of such cover up, so who do you think is responsible for either the whole thing or its cover up. I understand withholding information pending investigation, but eventually the ought to be some conclusion, I don't mind waiting. 

The most important thing right now is to find the aircraft with all the passengers and crew alive and safe.

Occam's Razor perhaps? #mh370 #prayformh370

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Allies but never friends?

On this solemn Friday, I woke up to discover that I've earned my first Facebook stripes of honor of the year. I have been unfriended for standing and speaking up for what I believe in. In a way I am proud to know that the persons thinks I am a big enough threat to the universe that revolves around them. 

I am also glad I never told them not to think too highly of themselves, I don't make a post specially for one person, I only write when I think the issue is too rampant, I don't either have the time or energy just to rant about anyone in specific.

There are many more who don't believe in putting another person in their place for differences in opinions, that's why we can coexist peacefully, for this I am thankful. Friendships, both in real life and on social media are too precious to be confined within the limitations of sharing the same ideals and opinions, it's the varieties that makes us all the more interesting. 

While I am a tiny bit disappointed, I realized something else, perhaps we were just foot soldiers of the same allies who met and fought alongside each other in the same war, but we never really became friends. And because of that, a battle that sees us on the opposite end ends what could have been a good friendship.

Have a great weekend peeps.

Monday, March 10, 2014

#pray4mh370 : They are doing their job, what are you doing?

I think it's about time you good people realize that there must be a real good reason for MAS and the government of Malaysia for being tight-lipped about the on going investigation of #mh370. Look at all possible angles, think hard, read between the lines and then think again. But more importantly, stop your ceaseless complainings, questioning MAS decision to have their very own 'crisis management team' instead of hiring one ( I doubt they are taking any cost cutting measure at this point), and also accusing them of inefficiency and slow in responding. Think of the possibility that this may be bigger than we think it is. And trust me when I say that even with the 'controlled information' there's so much rubbish flying around on social media, it will be worse when the truth is out. These BIAWAKs impersonating concerned citizens just want more juice so that they can continue flaunting their 'intelligence' and communication prowess, it's frustrating that everything they want to say someone else has said it better. 

We as a nation has never faced this situation in the the same circumstances. Tanjung Kupang was eon ago, and there's no social media then just a bunch of people hanging at the village coffee shop. Things has got to be handled differently this time, especially considering the circumstances surrounding/leading to the event. The government and MAS are not interested in feeding your curiosity, their main mission is to find the plane. Period.
There's real people out there carrying what's considered the biggest search and rescue mission ever. People using their expertise in this moment of crisis with only one purpose, to recover the plane with all the crew and passengers, hopefully alive and well. 

And then there's the chameleon experts on social media - commonly known as BIAWAK, their area of expertise seems to switch from one to another depending on the trending topic. They complain about everything, have an opinion on every single topic discussed, they diss everyone for not doing their job properly, they think the government doesn't know what they are doing, they compliment to high heaven anything foreign, be it media for sensational reportings or for sending help in the SAR mission.

So go ahead and whine, read all stories and rumour from mainstream media and unverified sources. Believe what you want, be share-happy as much as it makes you happy. Study and investigate all the possible conspiracy theories that you come across. Take it personally that they are just doing this to irritate you.

Or you can join me in continuing with praying for the best, as we wait for official statements from the authorities. At this juncture, anything else doesn't carry weight to me, be it fron CNN or Awani I take them as unsubstantiated rumors and there's nothing more to it. Let's wait for the plane to be found, then you guys can work on your human stories all you want. I promise to commend how smart and eloquent you are then.


Saturday, March 08, 2014

Is this the kind of material our nation is reading?

I'd ban the book even without the use of the word Allah. Look at the atrocious grammar and mangled Bahasa Melayu used!

If there's anyone that you people should be upset of, it's the publisher and the editor for such shoddy job which has let to a major public outcry and making us as a nation look bad especially after the mala fide kind of reporting by Malaysiakini and it's kind. I do believe it was done on purpose, to see how far they can push the use of the word amidst all the Herald controversy and to continue vilify the BN led government.

Oh for heaven's sake, if you are so worried of depriving you and the rest of Malaysian fans of the this copy of the Ultraman saga, go ask the publisher to retranslate the book, and do it without the Google Translate standard of translation. I bet there won't be any banning this time!

To those who thinks that no child or adult will get confused by such translation, all I got to sat is not everyone had your privileged growing up years (and not say to you 'case and point...'), lucky you. Hope you raise your children to be better than you. Make sure they don't read books and magazines with bad translation and terrible grammar either, or they may end up not as well as you are.