Don't one just love rojak mamak? Off course, there are some who does not. But judging from the many rojak businesses around town, my bet is that there are more lovers of it than not. Me, I find a good rojak simply bowl-licking good! Er...do kindly excuse me for that as I amjust an uncouth barbaric hermit trying to live a civilised life as defined by people of another civilisation, particularly those who does not believe in eating with fingers and find it...disgusting. And I find that, to be totally perplexing when one take into consideration that those very fingers are part of one's physical self. It would be understandable, off course, had one just dug into one's own nose, then begin eating with the same finger without ever washing it. Doing one of the 2 is already a no-no for many. But doing both? As the Mexicans would say it: "Aiyai yai!"
Dropped into an old friend earlier today. Akhbar - think I've mentioned him in one of my entries - is Money Changer guy who together within another friend, we tried to apply for a licence to operate our own sometime in 1996. Due to the circumstances of the time then, we were unsuccesful and each then drifted a different direction. Exept for Akhbar.
A sharp eye on forged currency, pleasant manner and easy with the smile, his boss found him trustworthy and had elevate his status from that of an employer to a business partner in another company. But the business there did not prosper as expected, and he is back assisting the boss in the Money-Changing business just next to PJ Hilton.
When I met him just now, Akhbar had a very worried look on his face. It seems, there has been a very sharp increase in crime and disturbance within the housing area he is in. Now, he is looking for another place, preferaly somewhere within Damansara where he can commute easily to his shop. I told him the area here is not as peaceful as he thinks as there have been several cases of break-ins. But he sounds adamant about it. Thus, insyAllah, this weekend, he will come over and together we will try to get him a place.
Crimes, it seems, is on the rise. With many people unable to maintain a comfortable life with the increase in prices of goods (Light crude is down to USD126 according to CNN) more than several people have decided to help themselves to illegally gained money. In fact, poor GM (at my links), have just been a victim of snatch thieves. But what have the Doraemons and the Sarkas been doing about it? They decided to heap the public with more lies, especially in the case of DSAI. It got so that at times I just want to scream "Hey Musa, when are you going to tie the swastika and the Doraemon picture on your armband?" But sadly, not are they blind and dumb, but deaf too. Also, they seem to like poking their fingers into someone else .... Do they know anything about integrity and honour? Or are they dumb because they do not know how to cleanse themselves, esepecially before eating. This, reminds me of another use for fingers, one which is pleasing especially to the ears.
Alina, had posted an entry about Moonlight Sonata together with notes for guitar. Now, being a barbarian, I off course, could never differentiate much between one classical piece to another. Thus, when I heard the song, it sounds very much like a Libestraum piece which I used to love. Ahem, mind you, that was when I was 14, and have not heard it since then. And when I listened to the piece at Alina, I mistakenly took it for the Libestraum below.
Believe it or not, I use to be able to play like that guy above. But off course, that was in my dreams :)