Monday, October 04, 2004

He's got a Monday face on

mediterranean stimpy
Originally uploaded by miss cayce.

Stimpy may have his It's Monday face on but today feels like Friday to me:

A lot of silliness in the office, jesting with the boss, and munching on mooncakes.

And hilarious attempts to drive out a certain gecko from my car.

Addendum: I have been keeping an eye on the Jeff Ooi (Malaysian blogger) vs. NST/Berita Harian (Malaysian newspaper) debacle and I'd like to write about my perspective on it - probably. Goodness knows how many other Malaysian bloggers have written about it but I'm coming from a standpoint where I know what it feels like when one becomes a victim of malicious press (you think you know, but you really don't). I have little respect for Malaysian newspapers and journalists; it's sad.


At 5:55 PM, Blogger Bertha said...

I wouldn't go that far in calling them journalists. More like reporters. For you know, to be a journalist, one would actually have to "investigate", which they DON'T.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Cayce said...

Good point. And in some cases, the newspapers just publish word-for-word articles from P.R. departments from corporations. There's also plagiarism by the newspapers from better writers such as my sis and a friend of mine. How depressing!

At 11:53 AM, Blogger cabiria said...

I look forward to reading your perspective on the whole thing in the context of your experience as a malaysian as a person who's been through the situation (wana hear about that too).
I have my thoughts too, but I am not really willing to put them on the table regarding this particular case. It may be coward of me, but I don't think I am entitled to act as I understand Malaysia after nine months here. Also, I was told to be scared of speaking my mind here. Now that is sad...

At 1:21 PM, Blogger mac said...

Bloggers do not need this kind of attention.

I worry that some government syncopant tries to make blogging an "issue" to score brownie points with some political big shot.

What happens to us when that happens ?

I don't want that kind of attention.

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Bertha said...

Mac: I understand your concerns, but it's a lot harder than it sounds for the govt to curb bloggers. And I'm not being optimistic here. China had problems keeping bloggers from speaking their minds, and banning Blogger. Yes, they can resort to doing that, but do they really want that kind of media attention? Especially from human rights watchdogs. It's an issue that even China is struggling with.

Cayce: what's worse than reporting? Lazy reporting! Blah! Btw, have you gotten the gecko out of your car yet? :)

At 10:55 PM, Blogger sativa said...

hope you got that gecko out of your car by now.

ok. am too brain dead to coherently comment on anything right now.

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Cayce said...

lets: have been too busy at work and life to coherently write an entry that's carefully edited so i don't get myself into hot soup. bah. i'd see what i can do but anyway, if you're still interested - i can give you the full details when we meet up in KL. i'd love to hear your perspective on malaysian politics/society as well!

mac: yeah, no one wants that kind of attention. the jeff ooi is definitely a vendetta piece from the NST folks because look at other websites, such as sarawak talk for example that regularly bashes sarawak/malaysia politicians - they haven't gone after these posters although you see some half-hearted threats in the state papers now and then. kinda funny really.

bertha! i have named the cicak Charlie! I talk to it during stops at red lights! ok, not really. but i have named it charlie. i haven't seen charlie for a while. i don't know where charlie went.

sativa: i am as incoherent as you feel plus twothirds crazy. it's been a loooooooooong week!

At 7:22 AM, Blogger mac said...

I have a theory that the whole Jeff Ooi thing and the following government syncopant show is some kind of smokescreen to hide the UMNO money politics issue during their last convention.

You know, as much as we'd like to have more free speech in this country it is clear to me that some parts of society still can't handle it yet.

At least we still have the internet....

At 10:56 AM, Blogger cabiria said...

cayce, I look forward to meeting you in KL. I am also thinking that i may be somewhere in East Malaysia around new year and Iwould like some tips from you.

oh, and did you know that TWoP has a limited edition "My Ox is Broken" T-shirt????

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Cayce said...

mac: at least, we still have the internet (for free speech)

that is to say, unless we say something against Islam/UMNO and live in Malaysia and happen to post in a "relatively unknown" blog *rolls eyes*

actually, my sympathy for jeff ooi is waning now that he's helping authories to find this anwar guy. WTF??

lets: are you visiting or working in east malaysia? hhmm.. my advice is to not go to Mulu because that's what everyone says and it's so cliche and overrated. We'd talk more about east malaysia when we meet. Oh, that t-shirt is so cool! I bet it'd be expensive though, especially if you convert to ringgit and the shipping costs. I was thinking, and yes, i know it's got copyright issues, of just getting it printed on a plain t-shirt. I don't know where you can get that done in Kuching but I know that there are stalls like this in KL. It'd be great to have a "I'm blogging this" t-shirt as well. :-)

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Cayce said...

Lets - drop me a line at hornbill -@- so we can arrange to meet up next weekend! :-)


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