Rallies: Taipei versus KL (Malaysiakini 2 Jan 2008)

Rallies: Taipei versus KL
Phang Ee Leong and Yeow Boon Kiat | Jan 2, 08 1:41pm

While a group of lawyers rallying to fight for freedom of assembly at Kuala Lumpur on Dec 9, Taipei—the capital city of Taiwan, on the other hand, had another rally going on as migrant workers from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines went on streets to plead for the rights to enjoy off days.

Taiwan has more than 360,000 migrant workers, including 160,000 domestic helpers; all of them are not protected under the Taiwanese labour law.
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The Outer Space Travel 2007 太空漫遊2007

Can I buy the best telescope by using RM 31
To see the poor schools all the way from the outer space
To see the children, who, can’t afford to study
To see the patients, who, are suffering because of lack of $$$, to see the doctors
To see the old folks, who, are lonely and homeless
To see the nation’s poverty, starvation, struggle, and hopelessness,
After, paying RM 31
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Dissolving The Single-Usage Theory (C3 Speech, Taipei Grand Toastmasters, 21 Dec 2006)

“What is the blind spot of working hard to achieve good academic performances all the way from primary school to university?” this was the question regarding educational purpose which was raised by my professor of Educational Philosophy.
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How to Live a Happy Life (C2 Speech, Taipei Grand Toastmasters, Nov 2006)

Can you imagine what can you do with this one US Dollar? According to BBC news website, there are more than 300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa living on less than $1 a day.
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The Most Convincing Reasons for Monkeys to Eat Bananas (C5 speech, Taipei Grand Toastmasters, March 2007)

Can you think of the most convincing reasons for monkeys to eat bananas? Bananas are easy to hold and would not easily slip away. Yellow is monkeys’ favourite colour. Monkeys have bad teeth and they can only eat soft food like bananas. These reasons may be correct from human beings’ perspective.
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Doomsday 末日 (Written in April 2006)

“I wonder if it is the end of the world when we wake up tomorrow,” she whispered in my ears when I held her in my arms. “Honey, we could only pray that things will improve soon,” I replied with my warmest tone of voice. When I looked into her beautiful eyes, which were full of tears, I felt like I wanted to stare into them forever, as if the adorable eyes of hers would allow both of us to swim in, when the temperature reached minus 20℃ in Hong Kong.
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Pretentious

I want to leave this country as soon as possible and start my life all over again in a place which nobody knows me. The more I am to face the pretence of the people around me, the more likely I will be disappointed in human instinct. I have been suffering so much for being able to see through human nature. Human beings are basically pretentious, and I am no exception.
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Where is Our Trump Card? (New Straits Times 18 October 2006)

Lately the educational ministry has announced that the ministry will introduce Mandarin classes in National Schools (Sekolah Kebangsaan), in order to enhance the students’ language competitiveness in the rapidly changing global market in the 21st century. Credits should be given to the ministry’s global perspective, and I believe that every Malaysian is really forward to this new policy to succeed in our lovely multicultural and multilingual country because every language that Malaysians learn is an asset to the country.
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