Friday, April 3, 2009

Short Takes

I'm still in my 'unable to post anything constructive' mode so I'll just post a few short takes and they're not very cheerful takes just so you know.

Take one.

As I write this post, our 6th Prime Minister would have been sworn in by now. A man with a host of skeletons in his closet. Not a very happy day for me as he's not someone I would like to be ruling this country. But then, I don't really have a choice (just like everyone else in this country) to vote for who we would like to really have run this country. The choice of Prime Minister over here is decided upon by a certain number of people in a certain political party. Anyways, I wish us all the best ... siggghhh ...

Take two.

The times are really getting to be pretty bad out there. Making ends meet is taking a huge toll on my finances. Our weekend grocery shopping trip these days costs us so much more than what it used to only six months ago. That's how fast things have taken a turn for the worst, economically speaking. The amount of things that we could buy with a RM100 back then has dwindled to just half the amount these days and I'm seriously scratching my head figuring out how to cut down even more to stretch the dollar. Anymore cutting back and we'll be eating the grass off the front lawn soon ... siggghhh ...

Take three.

On the way to work this morning I saw a car next to me at the traffic lights. The passengers were two adults and two little boys. I guess the two adults were the parents. All of them looked happy and were smiling in the car. Nothing so unusual about it, right? Well, wrong! They had the two little boys on both their laps, one in the passenger side and the other (god forbid!) on the lap of the driver! And what's worse is when the lights turned green they didn't bother putting the kids in the back seat and just drove off with them on their laps, the driver included. I guess the kids life were not all that important and maybe they served as some disposable air bags to these two morons of parents ... siggghhh ...

Take four.

Since we're on the subject of parents, have you heard about Parentcity.com? No? Well, it's a place where people, products and ideas come together in a unique way and let parents share their experiences with a wide range of range of children's products such as strollers, car seats (which those two moronic parents probably need) picture books right up to educational toys. Parentcity aims to use social networking to provide a place where parents can find and share what products their friends and other parents have in order to make informed purchases for their young children. Go ahead and check it out already, you might find something interesting and cheap that doesn't cost too much ... siggghhh ...

Take five.

On a much better note, though the future doesn't hold much promise just yet, I'm happy to have a roof over my head and a wife who loves me :D Oh, did I mention that we have a new Prime Minister today? I did? Oh well ... siggghhh ...
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50 comments:

  1. Great takes you've got there!

    As for the skeletons in the closet, truth will always remain the truth even if no one sees it but the man upstairs sees and knows all things ;)

    Have a great weekend...and don't start chewing up the grass :) You can grow your own veggies??

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  2. I am upset about take one too :(

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  3. I am so so so so unhappy with take one. I really really hope he'll be forced to step down soon. I'm hoping and praying every day for that to happen. Let peace be restored in Malaysia!

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  4. Mei Teng - Yup, the truth will always prevail eventually, just hope we're all still around to see it happen :D

    Well, I heard chewing grass can be healthy you know, look at how fat those cows are ... LOL!

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  5. Terra Shield - I can imagine quite a lot of people are upset too ... sigghhh ...

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  6. Gallivanter - It SUCKS big time my friend ...

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  7. Samantha - We're going to need a lot of prayers for that to happen but I've not given up hope though :D

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  8. Take one ~ am not happy about it either..but what choice do we have here..

    Take two ~ am facing the same probs too..! foods are getting more expensive these days...

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  9. Thanks for the infor on Parentricity www.parentricity.com Wil lmake sure to check it out. Sounds interesting.

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  10. Take one is bad news.
    Take two is terrible news!
    Take three is horrible news!!
    Take four is interesting news!!!
    Take five is positive news (except for the PM bit) haha!

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  11. The new prime minister doesn't sound very popular.

    But you're right, you have a roof over your head, and a wife who loves you, so life aint so bad after all!

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  12. We had a little chat with our teenaged daughter about money today and how she needs to stop wasting it. Cell phones are going to be the death of me. Arghhhh!

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  13. take 1 ~ obviously, majority of ppl are unhappy with the choice.

    take 2 ~ i believe everyone is adversely affected by this predicament.

    take 3 ~ What are these ppl trying to prove? That they are RIGHT!!

    take 4~ sounds interesting.

    take 5 ~ yeah, we should thankful that we have a roof over our head.

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  14. Same here, I've been affected by the economic crisis that I don't want to go to malls if it's not necessary. Everything is expensive now than a couple of months ago.

    Take three is not a good sight on the road. There must be something wrong with the parents' head. :-D

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  15. take two is seriously affecting my family as well. things are BRUTAL over here.

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  16. hey ho nick!
    its been a while since the last i visited u here.

    ok..concerning the take three story...i have one family member who likes to do that as well, no matter how berbuih mulut we told him that it's a dangerous thing to do.
    the habit stopped as soon as his daughter grown to the size she couldnt fit on his daddy's lap on the driver seat. *shake head*

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  17. what? a kid on the driver's lap? How to drive like tat?? crazy people!!

    and yes, i would love to have u as future PM! :)

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  18. Oh wise one.. hang in there will you :) what's most impt is a roof over ur heads and love ++ a lovely wife who loves u ;)

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  19. Take 1: Sigh...tell me about it.
    Take 2: Sigh...tell me about it.
    Take 3: Sigh...tell me about it.
    Take 4: Tell me about it!
    Take 5: Yes!

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  20. Kadusmama - Yeah, life doesn't seem to have a rainbow on it these days ...

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  21. Elimm - You're more than welcome :D

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  22. Foongpc - I guess I'm not the only one who feels the same way about our new PM, ya?

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  23. The World According To Me - No, he's not as popular as he may think he is.

    Yup, life ain't so bad when you look at things that way :D

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  24. Tammy - Good thing my boys are still not of the wanting a cell phone age ...

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  25. Life Ramblings - I guess we should give thanks for the things that we have, ya :D

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  26. Marlene - I suppose everyone is affected by the economic crunch is some way ...

    Something wrong with the parents is putting it mildly!

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  27. Jean - 100 truths meme? OHMYGOD! That sounds tough la, especially the truth part ... LOL! Thanks, I'll come check it out ...

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  28. Carol - Hey Carol, good to see you here :D

    Well, I hope the two children I saw that day live long enough to grow too big to fit on daddy's lap ...

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  29. Rose - Yup, there are some crazy people out there!

    Me as the PM? LOL! I don't think I'd be very popular la ... hahaha

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  30. Anny - Me, a wise one? LOL! I think you're looking for that fellow Spiff la ... LOL!

    Yeah, I should be thankful for the things that I have :D

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  31. Meleah - I echo your BRUTAL part. The same is happening to me as well!

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  32. Perry - Don't paint a very happy scene, ya? I hope things take a turn for the better for everyone soon ...

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  33. Wow, kids on the lap while driving, eh? What the heck is wrong with some people, do they not care enough to consider safety a priority? Apparently not, (can we say some folks are missing their marbles?). Hmph, maybe people like this are just hoping to cut down on the cost of their grocery bill; after all, it could mean less mouths to feed if their stupidity "pays off".

    Sheesh, some people...crazy, crazy, crazy.

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  34. I sighhh with you too but you write in such an entertaining manner, it still makes me smile lah. well, except those moronic parents. I can't understand these people...

    Maybe you can start planting vegetables in your front yard. Rear some chickens too.

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  35. hmmm new prime minister...hehhe still..under probation ..eekke

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  36. Meleah - When I find out the answer to that, you'll be the first to know :D

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  37. Misstified - First of all, welcome to my blog :D

    Yeah, maybe it's their way of trying to reduce their bills, who knows. All I know is as parents they should know better.

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  38. BT - LOL! Planting vegetables? Me?

    I'll bet my neanderthal neighbour would have some fine words to say if I started rearing chickens ... LOL!

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  39. Sweet-Girlicious - Judging by his popularity, I don't think he'll pass the probation la!

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  40. take 3 : i saw one similar parents too last year on my way to One Borneo and i manage to take photo of them, wonder if they really love their children.

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  41. Ouch, I'm so sorry to hear about the new PM.

    It's tough here too, economy wise. We're going through day by day, with no ends in sight. It's scary.

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  42. Gregchai - I wish I had the presence of mind to actually take a pix like you did. Sometimes I wonder the same thing myself ... siggghhh ...

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  43. The Real Mother Hen - I'm sorry to hear about our new PM too ... LOL!

    Let's all hope for the best to come soon :D

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  44. take one- i'm not happy abt it too!!!!!

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  45. Monica - So far everyone I know is not too happy about take one too ...

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  46. I agree Nick, everything is so expensive nowadays, so depressing! We really need to become billionaires soon la! ;)

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  47. Marzie - Yup, being a billionaire might just make life so much better :D

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