Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Batu Caves...and Thaipusam

Thaipusam came and went but the following scenes are very much still fresh in my eyes. I hardly go up the caves, and this year I decided to with my brother and cousins. Boy was I disappointed! Mind you it was not seeing Lord Muruga but the state of where he is was more of my disappointment! As I looked around the upper temple grounds, these were the scenes I saw.....
Right, the temple committee...wonder who are the people in there, have to look around them! There were rubbish from last year's thaipusam around the stairs leading to the upper temple and then much to my amazement chickens are being rared there (hmmm....wonder WHY??) and rubbish still piled and stench reeking from the areas of the temple. What truly shocked me was the rusted and corroded metal piece from the drain cover! That my friends are the true danger (imagine some kid or adult with thaipusam mayhem just steps or cuts his/her toe....OUCHHHHHH......) Another famous thing I see all around the temple area are Donation Boxes....they were colored and numbered! Collection for this Thaipusam would have been plentiful but wonder how much goes to temple upkeep and how much into temple keepers coffers!!!
Why do so much nonsenses around the temple (ie lake, cave villa some other sundry stuff below) when the upper temple (where I trust is the true attraction) is so BADLY maintained! Year in year out Thaipusam comes and goes but the temple upper grounds...has never been upgraded or even been cleaned thoroughly. Signages were another sore point! Sign boards were still in handwritten and badly put UP! Goodness this occasion is the most celebrated one and come on you mean the committee can't pay for a decent sign board!!!! Does not have to be electronic but at least DECENT!
I fully understand that it is hard to maintain such a big area but you don't have to go over board like keep constructing new and flashy Temples but keep the grounds clean, void of any mosquito breeding, stench of rotting rubbish and food plus other things. This is a gazetted area and IT IS A TOURIST ATTRACTION TOO!!!!
I sure will visit the temple again and bet you RM100.00 that the same scenes will greet us all. Nothing would have been done!

Friday, February 6, 2009

The 'State' of Perak

To all, Happy New Year, Chinese New Year Thaipusam...etc. Yea, I've been away from blogging for sometime. Thought will try and change for the new year. You know, I tried keeping my resolution (and promise to my hubby) that I shan't blog..or write my thoughts out for all and sundry to read its not working!!!

Today I officially came out of the promise (sorry husband). I can't sit quiet and read whats happening to my fave hometown/kampong...ipoh/perak.

Aiyoo....lagi lagi..these dingbats do these and slap our faces over and over again. Is this why we voted last March? Is this why many rakyat came out to voice their 'feelings' towards the current BN/UMNO-tri-party goons? We chased you people out for a reason however looks like our Sultan thinks not. He is our keeper but he failed to keep our hearts happy by bringing the very people we chased out BACK!

Funnily he did it right after he spend the money of state celebrating his JUBILEE REIGN!!! Many people who have come to Ipoh and parts of the state have commented how Perak has become cleaner after it had been taken over by so short-lived.

Why did you do it Sultan Azlan?? WHY?? Why slap your rakyat on their faces? I don't understand... SIGH...Did we not pay our taxes, did we not celebrate your jubilee in a grander fashion maybe....MENGAPA TUANKU???

Looks like we have to wait for the next GE to really get THEM to hear us Once and FOR ALL.

Rightly or wrongly he did what he did, (money or no money spent/received) as he deemed fit. We the rakyat shall do what we do best..keep fighting for JUSTICE...

As many people know, Justice is DEAD in Malaysia. It has been dead and blasted for sometime. Till it resurrects.....