Margarita Women

Last night’s berbuka puasa was an eye-opener.

In fact, JB has been an eye-opener for me. I have been watching lots of characters here, and see some similarities with situations back in KL. Another eye-opener was in one of today’s daily about a child’s mishap, and a picture of the child and mother was depicted in the column.

One glance got me thinking, “How come this old mother has a young child?” A read later showed that she’s only 20 and a face of someone in the late 40’s. I can only think of one thing on the spur of a moment and that was: her husband had already achieved orgasm while she was just about to reach it when the husband rolls of her and said, “You buat sendiri lah!”

Hence that face.

I don’t understand how faces and characters can change after marriage. I have a lifetime friend who has more platinum on his hair than Michael Jackson’s discography. And all because of the way his wife treats him. He is only in that marriage still because of his children.

We had an impromptu gathering the other day with a friend we’ve not met since he got married to this horrendous looking woman because he was desperate to get married as age was catching up, and his wife was desperate to get someone ‘intelligent’. And that night, he was no longer his jovial self. He used to joke a lot with us but he doesn’t even smile anymore. Hardly. And his wife was the hijacker of conversations that night, wanting to intrude in every single thing we talked about, and would change topics as and when she pleases.

And another friend had just this comment to make about her after they had left. “What is wrong with his wife? She really has an attitude. And she looks like one of those orang asli women from kaum Margarita.”

I turned and looked at him. “You’re lucky you weren’t the intelligent one when she met him, otherwise she would have married you. And it’s Negrito! Margarita is a drink!”

He laughed. “Yeah, she would be uglier if she had had a glass of Margarita.”

Selamat Menyambut Hari Malaysia Dan Hari Angkatan Tentera

Angkatan Tentera Malaysia

It is September 16th. Today is Hari Angkatan Tentera and I would like to take this opportunity to wish my brothers-in-arms Selamat Menyambut Hari Angkatan Tentera.

My wishlist for the Armed Forces would be by each of the services. For the Army, scrap the plan to buy the M-4, it is worse than the Steyr AUG A1 that is in service right now. The M-4 has more stoppages than any other modern weapons. Secondly, buy tank-busting aircraft and helicopters. With 48 tanks that we have now, it is not enough to cover the whole country, expensive to maintain and operate. For the Kor Agama Angkatan Tentera (KAGAT), I would like to see the inclusion of Buddhist monks, Christian chaplains…and for Malay Muslim officers to also attend events organised by members of the armed forces of other faiths. Otherwise scrap the name KAGAT and change it to Kor Hal Ehwal Islam or something similar.

For the Navy, have more multirole support vessels, more frigates and corvettes capable of AAW and ASW. The NGPV project vessels should be fitted with what they’re supposed to have, and not just being maintained as fitted-but-not-with concept vessels. The Navy should also have its own maritime strike aircraft.

For the Air Force, do away with the F-18 Hornets. Get more SU-30MKMs and upgrade the MiG-29’s. Get a few AEW aircrafts as well.

Today is also Malaysia Day.

My wishlist for Malaysia is for all of us to start doing away with racial lines and needs, and begin to have needs as one race – BANGSA MALAYSIA. We can be of different race and religion, but we should all have one thing in mind: this country is ours, together, and whether you are malay, chinese, indian, iban, bidayuh, murut, kadazan, semenanjung, sabah or sarawak, we should all be equal, and equal opportunities ie. Dasar Ekonomi Baru should benefit the poor to bridge the economic gap.

Last on my wishlist is to see Jejaka Kepala Butoh Batas step down tomorrow, if not today.