Archive for January, 2010


Desert Rose by Sting is also  featured by Aishwarya Rai in one of the videos.

Used to listen a lot to “The Police” during my Uni days.

Sting a schoolteacher used to be lead singer and bassist with the English rock band The Police before he went into solo career. Sting got his inspiration and his music was very much influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Cream. One of my all-time favorite is “Every Breath You Take”.

I want you guys to listen to Desert Rose and to me its so meaningful and here is the lyrics…

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing’s as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower
This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall


This is from Bernama –

The police have given an assurance that security patrols in the coastal areas and islands of Sabah will be intensified as a precautionary measure following a travel advisory that terrorists plan to attack tourists in the area.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said tight security would always be maintained to ensure that the country was free of all types of threats that could jeopardise national security.

“I have directed the state police chief to intensify patrols along the coast and islands around Sabah especially Semporna, Mabul and Sipadan.”

“We will always monitor the situation and take appropriate action, thus the people and tourists are asked to be calm and not to be worried because we are always on alert,” he told Bernama when contacted.

He was commenting on a travel advisory issued by the United States Embassy, here, warning that criminal and terrorist groups were planning attacks against foreigners in the islands of Sabah.

The notice posted on the embassy’s website and dated Friday, said resorts located in isolated areas of eastern Sabah posed a concern.

It urged “extreme caution” in connection with any travel in isolated areas of eastern Sabah, including Semporna and the islands of Mabul and Sipadan.

The advisory noted that the Abu Sayaf militant group, an al Qaeda-linked militant group based in the southern Philippines, which is a short boat rideHERE from Sabah, have kidnapped foreigners from Sabah’s secluded resort areas in the past.

Read HERE when even way back in 2005, the CIA, from the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur came to interview me after this article I wrote in the Daily Express Sabah. Its not surprising, the East Coast of Sabah has been a hotbed for terrorists activities for a longtime and even in 2006, Malaysian cops arrested several members of a Jemaah Islamiah (JI) support cell here. Read more HERE.


Happy Pongal To All ‘My Anbullangals’ And All My Wonderful Readers Who  Are Connected To Me By Love.

Hope This Year’s PONGAL brings tons of happiness….good fortune,And lights up your home with hope and prosperity….Today and Always!

YEN  INIYA PONGAL NAL VALTHUKAL…….


A little about Pongal….

Pongal is one of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year. It is a festival of thanksgiving to nature after the harvesting of rice and other cereals, sugar-cane, and turmeric. It’s the Tamils Harvest Festival.

Pongal follows the solar calendar and is celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. Pongal has astronomical significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the Sun’s movement northward for a six month period. In Hinduism, Uttarayana is considered auspicious, as opposed to Dakshinaayana, or the southern movement of the sun. All important events are scheduled during this period.

Thai Pongal is an occasion for family re-unions and get-together. Old enmities, personal animosities and rivalries are suppose to be forgotten. Estrangements are healed and reconciliation effected. But this does not seem to be the case in this today’s world. Sad, but this is the reality.

Indeed, Thai Pongal is a festival of freedom, peace, unity and compassion. Thus, love and peace are the central theme of Thai Pongal. But is it?


I’m joining all other right thinking peace-loving Malaysians in the condemnations against the cowardly violence committed against the 3 churches in the Klang Valley yesterday morning.

I’m also so proud to know that leaders of all the Churches have been so consistent when they all said with one voice that they do not harbour any ill-feeling against the culprits who damaged and set fire to their churches. The church elders did not stir up the emotions of Christians in this country and the appeal for calm and asking all Christians to forgive those who had done the damage is so heavenly and so inspiring. I’m lost for words!

The statement of forgiveness and tolerance made by the church elders
just goes to show that Christians in this country are both Godly and forgiving.

This is what Malaysians are all about – forgiving!

I take my hats off to the church elders.


I picked up this picture from Zorro-unmasked
which I want to share with all.

They say ‘A picture speaks a thousand words.’ We have all heard this saying, more than once, I would imagine. But consider for a moment how very true this statement really is.

This picture can tell you so many things. And in Malaysia, this is true even more so when racist, bigots and fanatics who fan hatred amongst the population just to stay in power spread lies to break the unity of All The Clear Thinking Malaysians. But Malaysians are not at all like that. Just look at this picture and it will say it all. An Indian Kid leading a Chinese Old man home after they had collected their lunch. Our diversity has endless potential and the man in the street knows that and even a kid knows that.

There are people who care. These individuals don’t give a damn to the racist UMNO who constantly try to break the spirit of Malaysians by their racial discriminatory policies. We have many with Humanitarian Hearts and I’m so proud of this.There are good and bad people of every “race” and ethnicity, and that’s a fact. Only UMNO/BN politicians cannot see this.

Well done Bernard for showing the world that love and compassion and unity is still very much alive in Malaysia although UMNO the pillar of our Federal Government practices its own kind of apartheid to break the unity of our people which is not the value-system our forebears bequeathed us.

1Malaysia – Happy New Year!