Kangaroo Paw – resurrected


This plant looked dead many months earlier, but in recent weeks it appears to have resurrected. Look at how pretty it has blossomed. I’m glad we left it alone to regenerate.

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Bad read


It was a late night last night and I’m struggling to focus on work now, so I jumped on a couple of sites to browse.

Unfortunately one of them was the Malaysia Today website and this headline “Anwar squashed by Najib’s speech” caught my eye. It turned out it was a New Straits Time article so you know it is likely to be an utter waste of space. I didnt want to make the arvo any more laboured than it already is so I gave it a miss in a heartbeat.

I have left Malaysia for a number of years now so I am probably even more remote than ever before but everytime I see Najib Razak’s name it still floors me for how someone with so much baggage can be allowed to head the government and be accorded any respect at all. He still carries the stench of the Altantuya Shaaribu murder – the C4 explosives used by Najib’s aides, the link with Razak Baginda – Najib’s close aide – with Altantuya Shaaribu, the disappearance of her record of entry into Malaysia, the statements by the bodyguard of Razak Baginda, the purported photograph of Najib Razak and Altantuya Shaaribu and the reluctance of Najib Razak to ping Gani the AG and Musa Hassan the IGP, the link of Najib Razak to Perimekar and the Scorpene purchase… all these add up to be a huge 600 pound gorilla.

How does a beast of that magnitude get ignored and someone with so much dirt like Najib Razak still strut around? Not only should he be far away from the seat of government, he should be investigated and if appropriate, charged, tried and put away. It still angers me, strangely enough.

Cleaning and Waiting


With kiddo away for her version of schoolies Tress and I have been filling our time with stuff that revolves around people in church and food.

Last Wednesday night after my brief appearance in a board meeting at work we went out to a Chinese dumpling place. Then on Thursday we were at an Indian place with a couple o families and on Friday we met with about half a dozen other families in Brian and Doreen’s home for a break up dinner. On Sat it was at Alex and Li Har’s, this time for a farewell for a family who was relocating to WA.

Finally last night another half a dozen or so families came to our home for a roti and curry dinner.

Tress parents are coming to visit in a little over 2 weeks and together with the dinner last night, we had good reasons to go on a cleaning spree over the weekend. Following on from the previous weekend, we continued to sweep, wipe, mop, wash, vacuum and dust. The cool weather helped heaps and kept us going till it was time to get ready to get to Alex and Li Har’s.

We haven’t got anything else lined up for our home the next few weeks. Things have come to a halt now and like someone said to me last night, it would be a really good time of just reflecting on what to do, next year in particular that’s for sure but also from a more general sense, for the next ‘x’ number of years. In a sense, all that cleaning is to be ready for the waiting which must happen now.