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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Merdeka: The old, Young and The Future.

Independence day in Malaysia was celebrated decently by Malaysian. No matter which one do you went, Bersih 4.0 rally or Merdeka Day celebration, or both, you are still a Malaysian and nobody can look down on your patriotism without your consent.

In the television, newspaper, article on the internet, people start debating about the true meaning of Merdeka or Independence. Most of them (in the TV) were saying that younger generation do not know what Merdeka means. Relating the issue to the street rally held recently, those people are forcing younger generation to admit that Merdeka means what they think it should means. Leading to a conclusion that the younger generations are not so free to choose what they want to think. What is the meaning of independence then?

For the old, independence must have mean something related to how those countrymen struggle to gain this country independence in 1957. Their hard work and their experience on living in a country where British Colony restrict their freedom, or whatsoever, need to be highlighted and need to be remembered until forever. This is the classical way of looking at independence day. This is history and history must be written and not forgotten.

For the younger generation, most of us born after this country gained independence, thus, that history does not affect our definition of independence like the old think it is. For us, independence means to be in a country free from coloniser and to keep it that way forever. At the same time, the young tend to relate independence to the freedom of speech, democracy, economy and their right to be a Malaysian. The young seems to define independence with more complexity rather than just free from British Colony.

Both the old and the young have their own justification of the definition of independence. Both are not wrong, both are Malaysian who love their country and do not want to be controlled again by coloniser/

It seems that the enemy nowadays are not simple as The British colony. Our country enemies now is walking among us. Corruption, bribery, power seeker, human right oppressor. This more complex enemy shape the way we think about freedom and independence today.

What about the future...? One think I do not like is when the old start to force the young to believe the same way they believed. Some even call the young a traitor, bastard, etc just to make those younger generation bow down on their argument. That is clearly wrong. We should not do that. So for the future, for me, just let them decide on how  to define independence because they are living in an independence country. If I told them what they should believe, what is the difference between me and the British coloniser in 1957?

Let them be. We will not live forever, those younger generation, the future generation, will take over this country thus no point on telling them what to do. A better education and learning process will make them realise by themselves - what Independence really means...



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Buying Playstation 4: Worth it.

I already bought a game for my Playstation 4 but now my TV did not work. It must be a problem with HDMI port. My TV in the living room connected well with my Playstation 4. My bedroom's TV gave me a headache.

Call up a TV mechanic or technician, said that maybe I need to replace my TV mainboard...that would cost me around RM200. I am too lazy to fix this TV after all that I've been through to set up my Playstation 4.

Quick call... I posted an ad for my TV in Mudah.my again, and less than an hour, I sold my broken HDMI port TV for RM200 and with that, I was in Karamunsing Complex in Kota Kinabalu looking for a new TV.

Luckily, I found this shop selling a Hisense TV. Do you all know Hisense TV? Nope? It was a new brand introduced by this company from China. You must be thinking that it was a bad brand for a TV, you are wrong. Hisense TV provide 2 years warranty and other than the brand, everything inside the TV work well, same as LG TV or Panasonic. Why would you pay RM800 for a Toshiba or LG TV while you can get the same spec with Hisense hald of that price?

I bought a 32 inch Hisense TV for RM599 and brought it back home quickly and set it up in my bedroom.


This is my Set up,  A bit messy with the wiring but I plan to tidy that up later. Taken this pictrue from my bed. 
Done.

Now, I can play my game in Playstation 4. Everything work fines. The colour from the TV was vibrant, Playstation 4 graphic is amazing.. I just love this new console.

It is worth it? I just use it for a few days now but I would say it's worth the effort. After all that I've been through, and all the money that I had spent, I am pretty satisfy with the outcome.

Have to go...Gotham city needs me.....

(Currently playing Batman Arkkam Knight in my new Playstation 4 console).


In the end, I have to admit defeat by letting go my Xbox 360 and replace it with Playstation. Now I am officially team Playstation. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bersih 4: When People Take It Out To The Street.

Minions.

It's like the minions fever all over again. Yellow colour is everywhere. I am not sure why yellow colour was chosen, perhaps because of it's striking colour, easily visible to everyone. This is the fourth time Malaysian have to do rally on the street to voice out their critics to the on going corruption and demand for a clean electoral process in Malaysia.

That was supposed to be the agenda in Bersih, multiple NGO combine together and create something like this. When it first created, everyone has a mixed feeling about it. It's the fourth time now with Bersih 4.0, and we still have that kind of feeling. Everything did not change since it was first held.

I am no supporter to street rally, I maybe one of those unpatriotic Malaysian who rather sit at home watching TV. Actually I just had a new baby so going out for a street rally was not an option for me. I may not be a supporter for street rally but I find it necessary to do. People do not just simply held a rally for fun. There must be a cause for it.

I am a big fan of democracy. Living in Malaysia, I am 29 years old now, I can see democracy is fading away. Or maybe it was not there since the beginning. For me, you can express whatever you want as you are free, you are not a slave to anybody. We are living in an independence country, not a dictator or a regime one. So we are supposed to be able to choose whatever we want and how we want it. You want to go shopping, just go. You want to create a traffic jam by going shopping altogether at the same time, you do it. Nobody has the right to stop you unless you cause harm to others.

So, even if I did not march on the street or support any of this thing, but I find it hard to accept what our Government has done to this Bersih kind of activity.

People demanding for clean electoral system..nothing wrong with that.
People demanding to stop corruption and money laundering..nothing wrong with that.
People demanding for a better Malaysia, nothing wrong with that.
People want corrupted leader to step down..nothing wrong with that.

But why in the hell everything is wrong with this peaceful rally and assembly all over the national 'government' TV? Why in the hell everyone, from top gov official, to police, to all government agency trying to stop this from happening.

For me, thing is simple. You do something wrong, people angry and go against you, you apologise and step back and stop doing whatever you are doing because you are doing it all wrong.

My reasoning does not work here in this country.

I may not support street rally, but I really see this country going down pretty fast. With corruptiion everywhere (common, don't act like you are innocent. Corruption and bribery is in our blood. Just don't call it bribe, call it donation or something else), I cannot afford to support this current trend and let this country that I love become like any other corrupted country in the world. I want Malaysia to stand proud as a better country, a country free from corruption and bribery.

I want every cent of tax money that I pay being used to make this country a better place for my children to live. Not for the children of politician to enjoy with.

When I read that Gov order all Government servant to not support this kind of activity (activity demanding for a better country), I smiled sarcastically. We pay taxes, we work for the government, and we are supposed to have our right to demand thing.

Nevertheless, I hope that everything went on smoothly for those who take it out to the street.

Remember Gandhi? Non violence will win eventually he said, history told us so.

Make it peaceful. Make Malaysian proud by showing that we are still have our freedom here in this country.

Forget the outcome, we may not get what we want, but at least we try. At least you all try.

I just going to sit back watching the progress and taking care of my newborn daughter. She is very cute. And I am going to call her 'stream of courage'. Because I hope one day, she will have that courage to stand up and be a better person than me.




***p/s***

I just read that Our Prime Minister was saying those who join Bersih 4 are not patriotic... Well, I thought it was patriotic. Now I know that I was not. I thought demanding for a better Malaysia is patriotic. I guess I am wrong. He said so. Should we support corruption now?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Buying Playstation 4 : Setting it up challenge.

After My Playstation 4 arrived at my doorstep. It was normal for me to quickly unbox it and hook it up with my Television. The first Television I hooked it up with was my LG Smart TV in my small apartment living room. It was nice. Everything working fine. I do not have games yet. So I just download the first update (the usual update you need to download when you start your Playstation). Yes, you need internet if you want to buy Playstation 4. I think it goes the same for Xbox 360. In this era of online gaming, owning a gaming console requirement was Internet. At least 4mbps Streamyx. Unifi would be better.

I would put my Playstation 4 in my bedroom. However, I do not have TV cabinet yet in my room. So, as quickly as possible ( 2 days later when I am not oncall), I bring my wife to find a suitable cabinet for our bedroom. We found it. No need to describe about it (cheap cabinet from Giant Supermarket). But trust me, It's functional and nice looking.

As you all know, buying a cabinet from Giant, you need to assemble it yourself. So I did. Finish setting it up by middle of night. Need to do that when my daughter sleep. If not, she will surely disturbed me and an hour work will become 3 hours work.

After quietly setting up the cabinet inside my bedroom and set up my Playstation 4 on it, hook it with my TV and turn it on.

To my disappointment, nothing appear on my TV's screen........

Nothing happen... after I hook up my PS4 with my old TV.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Buying Playstation 4: Online shopping experience

In the last post, I am a Defector: Xbox 360 to Playstation 4, I talk on why I bought Playstation 4 as my new gaming console. Now, I would like to share my story on this transition process.

First of all, as an owner of Xbox 360, it is normal for me to get rid of my Xbox 360. One of my friend told me to keep that console as a memory. I have different idea about it. Rather than keeping my Xbox 360, I prefer to sell it and use that money to buy a new Playstation 4. So instead of paying RM1400 for a new PS4 console, with my Xbox 360 money, I only need to pay half the price. 

Mudah.my is my choice of web page to advertise my Xbox, and I got it sold less than 6 hours after I posted the ad. 
The last picture of my Xbox 360 before I sold it.


With that money I had, I google around the net to find the best deal for a Playstation 4 console. Malaysia set with Sony Malaysia warranty set of Playstation would cost me RM1799+. If I bought Japan set, it will cost me RM1300+. Cheaper than Malaysia set. However, Japan set will not be cover with warranty. A risk taker would love that, but it was a No for me. 

Lazada.com.my is one place that offer a variety of Playstation 4 with different prices. But almost all Playstation 4 would cost RM1500+ above for those with warranty. 

Lelong.com.my is another place that I looked up. The first few pages display almost the same price of Playstation 4 as what Lazada offered. But when I click enough to the next page, I found a few dealer that sell Playstation 4 for Rm1300 and it includes SEA warranty. 

For your information, SEA warranty means the PS4 will be covered all around South East Asia region including Malaysia, excluding Vietnam. It was much better than buying a Malaysian set. If I want to travel to Thailand, for example, I can get my PS4 covered by SONY Thailand. If you bought Malaysian set, you would only be covered in Malaysia. 

Buying from Lelong need a a little bit of courage and luck. Luckily I found my regular seller selling Playstation 4 for RM1300 and he offer free delivery via PosLaju e-parcel. I chose that. 

Initially I am a bit nervous because I do not know what is e-parcel and it's a cheap way to sent your parcel, usually cheaper shipping, equals bad shipping. 

Second luck, It was not that bad. My parcel arrive at my doorstep after 4 days. Niee. 

My Playstation 4 arrive after 4 days from Shah Alam to Kota Kinabalu via PosLaju e-parcel.
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