Thursday, February 8, 2018

A  story about a tune.

This is a story about a tune, a song, first composed by Johari Salleh.  

He wrote a song   and the lyrics were added by another.

Frankie Cheah with My Dark World, a track from the album "You" released in 1972. The album was produced by Reggie Verghese .

here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMZa6IRuIG0

Later the song was "converted" into Malay... :D by Ismail Haron, Singapura's version of Tom Jones.

under the name or title as "Seniman Menangis". The lyrics could be construed as vulgar by Muslims... LOL because he drinks till drunk!... aku minum aku minum hingga mabok. :D :P :)

here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcjnkDRQLmY

Later Jamal Abdillah carried the torch with his own version with a change in the lyrics. A milder version of expressing frustrations... I think Jamal only sang his version in a concert, but never recorded it. While playing the piano to boot!!!

here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl0NYFzf_JU

By the way, I saw Frankie Cheah singing at the opening of the second Ice Skating Rink at Sungai Wang Plaza. the other performers was (I'll add the name later, cps I forgottenhis name.)

Pictures are not in any particular order....













this also proves that one can learn anything with the internet. Be it musical history, debates or lectures and Quran recitations.
I heard  Wilberforce mentioned during a lecture by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf.

That reminded me of a certain Wilberforce of a certain comic  strip.

But I got confused which strip she was in. I thought she was in “Bringing Up Father.’

Actually she was in “the Born Loser”.

So who was the original Wilberforce  of whom the name was chosen.

I heard during the lecture , that Wilberforce was involve in abolishing  the Slave trade and slave shipping

between Britain and America.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce










Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Somebody put me on the road, flat on my back, this afternoon. About 6.30 pm 7th February. Right in the middle of the junction. That kid has panic written all over him... That is why he knocked me down with his sub super bike. I think it was a Kawasaki 400cc something. I broke his fender with my thigh.




 I just notice the broken engine part!!!
He hit me right in the middle of my bike! Right where my right foot is on the foot peg and the rear brake pedal is. He tried to cut me off in the front but change his mind, hit me in the middle! OK, both of us were trying to beat the lights. But if he tried to pass me in the back, we'll both be safe. See details in the map. He only have excuses why I hit him. X marks the spot.




Sunday, February 4, 2018

DOGMA

dogma

[dawg-muhdog-] 
 
nounplural dogmas or (Raredogmata 
 [dawg-muh-tuh(Show IPA)
1.
an official system of principles or tenets concerning faith, morals,behavior, etc., as of a church.
2.
a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a church:the dogma of the Assumption;
the recently defined dogma of papal infallibility.
Synonyms: tenetcanonlaw.
3.
prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group:
the difficulty of resisting political dogma.
4.
a settled or established opinion, belief, or principle:
the classic dogma of objectivity in scientific observation.
Synonyms: convictioncertainty.

In other words, one do not need intellect anymore. Just accept the principles as laid down by whichever ideas one is told to accept.

Funnily, most of the similar terms arise as a result of certain doctrines forcing themselves on to the masses to accept.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Am a proud SOLDIER

Civilians have University,
Military  Have Training College.

They Have Vice Chancellor,  *We Have Commandant.*

They Have Lecturers,
*We Have Instructors*

Their Day Starts by 0700hrs,
But Ours by 0400hrs.*
They Wake up 0600hrs,
*We Jump up 0300hrs*.

They Shake Hands,
*We Salute*.

They Wear Gucci,
*We Wear Camo/Khaki.*

They Keep Their Hairs,
*We Cut Off Our Hairs.*

They Wake Up,
*We Jump Up.*

They walk,
*We Double In Divisions.*

They Have Students,
We Have Cadets/Recruits.

They Have Dining Halls,
*We Have Mess.*

They Go On Break,
*We Go On Pass.*

They Have Conference Hall,
*We Have Parade Ground.*

They Have Graduation Party,
*We Have Passing Out Parade*

To Them Injury Is For One And One Only
*Whilst To Us Injury For One is Injury For All.*

They Get Short Term Light Drills Only In Their graduation!
 *Whilst Rigorous Drills Is Our Everyday Blood Tonic.*

They Are School colleagues,
*We Are Brothers.*

They Have Civilian Blood
*We Have MILITARY Blood.*

They Demand For Respect
*We Command Respect.*

We took this job knowing that we may never get rich.

We 've missed out so many holidays, church/mosque services and special occasions in order to protect lives.

We are expected to work miracles and do things other people are scared to do and even save lives.

It has been proven that our life expectancy is shorter than theirs because of the stress, we  go through and the sickness, we get exposed to, and yet there are no hero movies about us.

We must give our life everyday for people we dont know, have never met before and even those who don't like us.

When our family is home suffering alone, we are out here in the cold, dangerous situations and all in the name of protecting property while  saving lives.

We are warriors who gave oath to die for our people!

*We are ''SOLDIERS''

TO ALL THE SOLDIERS OUT THERE LIVING AND DEAD, I SALUTE YOUR SACRIFICE FOR PEACE AND FOR THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME PRIZE MAY YOUR  SACRIFICE NEVER BE IN VAIN.

Credit to Major Ismael Feisol for the above.



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I heard over on a youtube Hyde Park discussion, 20% of Christians leave Christianity statement.
So , naturally I google. And found out it is actually more than that.

According to the Hartford Institute of Religion Research, more than 40 percent of Americans “say” they go to church weekly. As it turns out, however, less than 20 percent are actually in church. In other words, more than 80 percent of Americans are finding more fulfilling things to do on weekends.
Furthermore, somewhere between 4,000 and 7,000 churches close their doors every year. Southern Baptist researcher, Thom Rainer, in a recent article entitled “13 Issues for Churches in 2013“ puts the estimate higher. He says between 8,000 and 10,000 churches will likely close this year.
Between the years 2010 and 2012, more than half of all churches in America added not one new member. Each year, nearly 3 million more previous churchgoers enter the ranks of the “religiously unaffiliated.”
source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-mcswain/why-nobody-wants-to-go-to_b_4086016.html



Pew Research Center’s new Religious Landscape Study, a massive survey of more than 35,000 American adults. Over the last seven years, it found, the share of Americans who aren’t part of any religion has grown significantly, rising from 16 to nearly 23 percent of the population. A small portion of this group are atheists and agnostics—3 and 4 percent, respectively. More commonly, though, they are detached from organized religion altogether. When asked what religion they identify with, they answer simply: “Nothing in particular.” All in all, roughly one in ten Americans say religion is “not at all important” to them.

 “How important is religion in your life?” The answers reveal that this group might be churchless, but it’s not wholly faithless: 44 percent said religion is “very” or “somewhat” important to them, while 56 percent said religion isn't important to them, according to Greg Smith, Pew’s associate director of research. This is a slight drop compared to findings from a similar survey taken in 2007: That year, 48 percent of the “nones” said religion was important to them, while 52 percent said it wasn’t.


source: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/05/american-religion-complicated-not-dead/392891/

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Infinite regression

Infinite  regression or the other term is Homunculus Fallacy... 

looks like latin mix.. :P 

(also known as: homunculus argument, infinite regress)


Description: An argument that accounts for a phenomenon in terms of the very phenomenon that it is supposed to explain, which results in an infinite regress.
Logical Form:
Phenomenon X needs to be explained.
Reason Y is given.
Reason Y depends on phenomenon X.
Example #1:
Bert: How do eyes project an image to your brain?
Ernie: Think of it as a little guy in your brain watching the movie projected by your eyes.
Bert: Ok, but what is happening in the little guy in your head’s brain?
Ernie: Well, think of it as a little guy in his brain watching a movie...
Explanation: This fallacy creates an endless loop that actually explains nothing.  It is fallacious reasoning to accept an explanation that creates this kind of endless loop that lacks any explanatory value.
Example #2:
Dicky: So how do you think life began?
Ralphie: Simple.  Aliens from another planet seeded this planet with life billions of years ago.
Dicky: OK, but how did that alien life form begin?
Ralphie: Simple.  Aliens from another planet seeded that planet with life.
Explanation: This fallacy can be tricky because maybe it is true that aliens are responsible for spreading life, so the answers might be technically right, but the question implied is how life ultimately began, which this form of reasoning will not answer.
Exception: There might be some exceptions that rely on high-level epistemology having to do with a large enough loop and validating feedback.  The important question to ask is, does the explanation have any value and is the question being answered or deflected?