3 days before my 30th birthday, I went to have my second tattoo that I always wanted to do. It was 4 years after my first tattoo. This time I did a Polynesian tattoo at my left leg. Rachel and I planned to do it at same day however my tattoo was too complicated and have to spent 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete it, Rachel’s tattoo session had to reschedule to December 18, 2009.
Once again we went to Borneo Ink, had Eddie to do the tattoo. We have booked this session 3 months before due to long queue in Borneo Ink. I shown Eddie this image and told him I want a simple Polynesian tattoo. He then started to design the new tattoo by drawing it on my leg using a marker pen.
After completed sketching the outline, the real tattoo process started at 4pm. It ended at 6:45pm with great pain on my leg, but it’s worth it, I like it very much.
Here are the photos taken by Rachel, and edited by her too.
Happy belated birthday, Nelson Mandela, thanks for your efforts to end the apartheid in South Africa, you have shown that is possible to have racial equality. It’s a difficult process and a lot to be sacrificed, I understand it because in Malaysia also have problem of racial discrimination, especially from some politic parties.
18th July is not only your birthday, it’s now also Mandela’s Day, to recognize your devotion on peacefully fighting for freedom and social justice for all.
At here, I would like to dedicate a song (which was writen by a Hong Kong band – Beyond, dedicated to you) to express my appreciation for what you have done to show the World about racial equality: Beyond – Glorious Years. (光輝歲月)
Police is a professional occupation, they receive salary from the tax money that paid by every single people in a country, to protect the civilians and fight with the crime. So in many countries, police are called ‘public servant’.
However, this is not quite applicable in Malaysia. With the high crime rate in Malaysia, our Royal Malaysian Police seems can’t do much with it, and their effieciency is greatly in doubt. But when come to help UMNO to arresting the people against UMNO, they are unbelievable efficient and effective. This could be seen in previous demonstrations, demonstrations that not affecting UMNO’s ruling were not disturbed but demonstrations called by Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Alliance, the opposition) were normally cracked down brutally.
Today, 7th May 2009, the 1 Black Malaysia day, our police force had done a mass arrest at Perak, most of them are innocent. Some folks who passed by that area that not involved in the gathering also being arrested, there were total of 64 people (including 4 Members of Parliament and 5 State Assembly representatives from Pakatan Rakyat) arrested. Before today, the police has arrested few people including civil society activist Wong Chin Huat. All of them might against the laws and rules (set by Barisan Nasional), but what they did do not affect the security of country as what done by rapists, killers, snatchers where exist at all around Malaysia!
The situation is even uglier in the assembly hall. Speaker of PR, Sivakumar was dragged out by police officers in the chaotic assembly sitting today, then Barisan Nasional’s unofficial speaker Ganesan was installed by assistant of police officers too.
This has made the people more upset after the illegal take-over of Perak government led by new Prime Minister Najib Razak. Perhaps today’s event is another coffin nail of the death of Barisan Nasional. Since our Royal Malaysian Police likes to help UMNO so much, why don’t they change name become Royal UMNO Police?
The name of ‘Broga Hill’ gets famous lately, especially after few of my friends (Afoi, Clive, Seng Kit, Nicky, Swee Ching…) went there took photos, their photos are just great. So when my photography friend Victor asked me whether interested to go visit Broga Hill at Labor Day, I confirmed my attendance to him instantly.
7 of us met up at Petronas petrol station opposite of Phoenix Plaza at around 5am morning then continued our journey to Broga Hill which is located in Semenyih, Kajang. I was surpised that some of Victor’s friends are my collegemates, what a small world. We reached at the Broga Hill’s entrance around 6am. It’s opposite of a rabbit farm. It was dark, we need to used torch lights to walk up to the hill.
After 45 min to 1 hour, we reach at the middle of the hill, at there we could already see the sun rise and the “cloud sea”.
After resting for a while, we continued walked up to higher peak, when we reached there, there were already a lot of people there. Whole peak was full of people, like having some kind of carnival there.
We spent around 3 hours there to take photos. Met with few friends there including Chee Hong and Chester. Here are some photos taken:
We went down from Broga Hill at noon time, and went to Kayu Jati Restaurant near Broga Hill to have our lunch. The dishes are normal, the fishes are a bit salty, the soup was full of pepper/monosodium glutamate (MSG). The boss was quite rude. Not recommended unless you are too hungry.