Sunday, January 23, 2011

A New Religion for Us!

Today, I witnessed once again, a very old and recent friend, Racism. Right in front of my eyes were people who were trying so hard not to be racist but it was rather obvious in their actions.

I quickly posted this in facebook when I could, "Racism is everywhere!". Can you not agree with me? Confucius once said : "Family is a microcosm of a Society." This is one quote which really exemplifies today's situation. In a family, within a group of friends, we put down another race, another color different from ours. In Malaysia, the majority Malays look down upon the minorities, the Indians and Chinese. This is very unfortunate but what makes it worse is the minorities who are also critising the majorities, putting them down, insulting them as if they are a different species. Sometimes, I feel we treat friends from other races worse than treating an animal!

We call them Malays dumb and lazy, Indians and Chinese, immigrants who are prostitutes and robbers respectively. These name callings are becoming more irritating to the ears today! Is it impossible, reallly that impossible to only recognize ONE RACE, which is the HUMAN RACE. Why must there be classifications? Why are many so rich while there is still a large number of people who barely have enough to eat in a day.

I feel sad. Sad and dissapointed that everywhere I go, Racism is a permanent resident. Now I hope Racism is just an immigrant/foreigner, who is just to stay and visit for a while and then, leave. Unfornately, Racism feels so comfortable here in Malaysia that I see it's planning to stay for good! Why? Simple answer would be many are treating it like KING and giving it the POWER to rule.

If Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and even Confucianism can be a religion, then I believe Racism will soon join the group. Since there are sooooo many people who believe in it, look up upon it, sleep and die with it, I'd say why not?

They shout "1 Malaysia" every second, every minute, every hour, every day! 1 Malaysia is a dream for all, a success for many, an achievement for us, but if today we are still holding Racism so close to our hearts and providng all luxuries to it then 1 Malaysia will soon loss its value and become darm cheap in the market!

Many people of different colors pose for photographs together, many. They put up their index finger and shout aloud "SATU MALAYSIA"! Deep in their hearts, these people are telling themselves that the brown or white or black beside them are only standing up voicing issues for his color, not for each and everyone of us, Malaysians. So why should we be friends. We have to fight for our rights, we have to show them, who is KING. Many don't realise, we already have a KING, named Racism.

Racism has to stop today, this very minute. We have to unite the younger generation and make us all realise together that 1 Malaysia is possible without us praying to racism everyday. Let us detach ourselves from adults or so called matured grown ups who are still talking about colors. Be it your parents, your teachers, your masters, your friends, your politicians, as long as they invite racism into the house, the school, the institution, the country, you gotta detach yourself from them if you want to see a true 1 Malaysia.

If we can achieve this some day in the future, I dare say they would forgive us and even throw their support behind us to educate the next and following generations to realise the importance of uniting citizen in a country regardless of their race, religion and color.

If we can all unite to chant racism day in day out, I don't believe we cannot unite to achieve what's even easier, that is to live together in peace and harmony.

Justin Yong

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Famous Justin Pan Mee

Haha, I really can't think of a better title!

I dunno if any of you know I have this passion and interest in cooking. Probably some of you knows and maybe many will go, "Huh?! Justin cooks???". We shall see the responds I get.
Since young I've always liked to cook, anything. I started cooking maggi mee pretty young. Isn't that like the first food or maybe second we attempt to cook when our parents allow us to? I can't really remember whether it was the egg or maggi first. Hah or maybe both together?

I'd always experiment and play around with the food I cook like adding in additional seasoning or ingredients. I remember cooking maggi and adding in lots of salt and pepper! The result? Disaster. Hey, but I finished that bowl of maggi, just because I was the one who cook it.

Then I slowly started off with many other things. It wasn't that much until I left high school. Basically cos I have more time and freedom to do anything I want. Not forgetting having a car to go out hunting for the ingredients needed!

I started off more like a cheat! Why? Cos I used many instant packs. Like, instant curry, instant soup, instant chicken seasoning, instant black pepper sauce... All that you can get from the supermarket. Oh and also not so fresh chicken, fish, meat from the supermarket (Giant).

I can't lie but it taste awesome right! Haha definitely thanks to those instant packs. Now that's all history..

Ever since helping out the restaurant, I learn a lot more about cooking. I listen to conversations by the sifus or the workers. Then I note it down and keep it for my hungry tummy! I love to eat, good food! I'll pass for terrible food unless I do not have a choice. So lately I've been cooking for my lunch. Just a small portion enough to satisfy my tummy. No, I don't cook for others at the moment until I can master the food I cook. I've tried cantonese style noodles 2 days ago. Then I fried noodles the next day but totally failed! Ha-ha.

Today, I decided to cook one of my all time favorites! No prizes for the guess - it was coffee shop PAN MEE. Pan Mee is just basically flour noodles.

Oh, why noodles everyday? Cos I usually have rice at night and what else is there to eat right. Also because I like noodles! A little scared of wantan mee already though.
Ok now I'm gonna share the recipe and result of my pan mee which I named "Famous Justin Pan Mee".

It's very simple. The dough and the soup is most important! I did it all in less than 20 minutes.

First I made the dough.
Ingredients :
1. Wheat flour
2. Egg
3. Water
4. Salt
5. Pepper
6. Oil
Simple stuff! You can get these ingredients any where right. I believe it is all available in Aussie too =)

Ok here, I didn't measure the flour and all. I just put in some flour into a mixing bowl creating a well at the center. Break an egg in or any amount you want according to how much flour you're using. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper and then a teaspoon of cooking oil. I didn't use a mixer since it wasn't much. Mixed it up with my hand then slowly adding water in until I get a firm dough. If you've added too much water, which makes it rather sticky then you can add in a lil more flour. Continue kneading the dough until it's done. How to know it's done? When it's not sticky and it's firm then it's done. Cover it with a towel or cloth then keep it in the fridge until your tummy is calling. It's best to keep it refrigerated for at least an hour to let it set.

Now the soup. The best if you can boil the soup with chicken/pork bones then add in ikan bilis. Ikan bilis is the must in this! If you don't have it, it's just not complete. Add salt and pepper or any other seasoning to taste. Add in some seafood for better flavour (eg. flower crab).

Once it's done, bring out your dough then boil some water in the wok or pot to cook the noodles (pan mee). Some people will roll the dough in the machine and shred the noodles thinly. But that's not what I like. I prefer to just tear the dough into the pieces and throw it into the boiling water. When it floats then you know you can take it out and serve!

You can put it whatever meat you want into your pan mee, I prefer it plain with just some fried ikan bilis and fried minced pork.

There, my lunch for today and many days to come!

Give it a try then let me know of the result okay?

I'll try to update on my cooking whenever I'm free and if I remember to take a picture!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New baby in the House!

Hello hello!

It's been long since I posted anything in this space.

There is just so much to blog about but no, I won't pour it all in this post. Come to think of it, it has not been a year since I blogged but so much have already happened in these months. Daily routine is no more the same old. My circle of friends has expanded but there are many who have left this poor country for a better education.
If everything went just like how a normal 20 year old's life would be, I would most probably be blogging not just in this artificial cold room of mine but maybe in a land with 4 seasons to experience with. Former classmates or schoolmates of my age or younger are already partying day and night with all the freedom at a unknown land to me. Be it being down under or in the UK or USA, these are friends I'm not sure at all if they'll be a chance to say hello again. Except for MMF perhaps. But with the advancement in technology I believe we will be connected, err digitally?

What are my plans many have asked? I have decided last year never to plan. Weird? Nonsense? No. I've tried planning my life. The road I was gonna embark. All listed out in my imaginations. Happily going my way and someday, something pops out and there goes the plan. Like one, I never knew we would have a new family member, expanding from 5 to 6 of us. Well, there's still space for the family in a 5 seater car. Haha, no my mum did not give birth to a little baby for us. She's too old for that, risky ya know.

There...this little rascal is part of family now though I don't quite fancy animals but I'm sure he can be a better sibling at times. Ha ha! It is weird thinking back on how we got this lil rascal. According to my memory, I was the one who feel in love with him first and then passed the bug to my sis and mum. That night itself we went to meet this lil cute thing. My mum was still pondering on getting him with me by her side saying "just bring him home!!". Being so tiny then, she was afraid we couldn't take care of it but now, he's turned into such a monster!!

Phew... this is more exhausting than going for a jog! No wonder I can never complete a post. Now, above's a lil of what's happening in my life if you're interested. I'm not promising I'll continue on the rest which is quite a lot but just pray hard I do.

Work tmr! Oh and this is weird but like what I've just posted in facebook, "I hope there's class EVERYDAY" (Ping Chien, you would know why! Hah)

Next up : My imagination came alive!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

100 Truths

1. Last beverage: Wah now i remember i drank so much today. Last was Pepsi MAX!
2. Last phone call: Grandma
3. Last text message: Secret!
4. Last song you listened to: Rain by Madonna
5. Last time you cried: Long long ago.

6. Dated someone twice: Nah!
7. Been cheated on: Nop. They were loyal =)
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Nop.
9. Lost someone special: Definitely yes.
10. Been depressed: Yes and fortunately not anymore.
11. Been drunk and threw up: Haha no. I don't drink.

13. Cardinal Red
14. Bright Orange

15. Made a new friend: So many. Can't remember their names though. Haha friends.
16. Fallen out of love: No love no love.
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes.
18. Met someone who changed you: Yes, I did. Inspired!
19. Found out who your true friends were: Oh yes yes. Not them.
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Nah, people are so secretive these days.
21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: Nop.
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: 95%
23. How many kids do you want to have: Haha that depends. We'll see about it in maybe 10 years time?
24. Do you have any pets: Buttons! I've not seen him for weeks!
25. Do you want to change your name: Justin Yong is cool.
27. What time did you wake up today:Whoa. 7.30am, damn early wei.
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: Snoring away. Too tired.
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: My sister's return.
30. Last time you saw your Mother: An hour ago
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: I'm satisfied with my life.
32. what are you listening to right now?: Through the Rain - Mariah Carey
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom : Who's Tom?
34. What's getting on your nerves right now: Swine Flu! Go away!
36. Whats your real name: Justin Yong
37. Nicknames: Justin Yong. Haha do I have a nickname?
38. Relationship Status: Single Single Single.
39. Zodiac sign: Horse.
40. Male or female?: Male.
41. Elementary?: SJK (C) Puay Chai
42. High School?: SMK BUD4
43. College?: HELP UC
44. Hair colour: Black
45. Long or short: Getting longer! Going to the salon soon...
46. Height: Short.
47. Do you have a crush on someone?: Crush. Yes.
48: What do you like about yourself? : My observation skills.
49. Piercings: Nop.
50. Tattoos: Nah.
51. Righty or lefty: Righty!

52. First surgery: 1 year old?
53. First piercing: Nah.
54. First best friend: Who?
55. First sport you joined: Badminton
56. First vacation: Indonesia
57. First pair of trainers: Tak ingat.

59. Eating: Nothing.
60. Drinking: Pepsi MAX!
61. I'm about to: Call someone.
62. Listening to: My chair's making some noise
63. Waiting on: You..

64. Want kids?: Love kids. Chubby ones. Haha
65. Get Married?: Sure la.
66. Career?: Right at the top of the ladder!

67. Lips or eyes: I love the lips.
68. Hugs or kisses: Both? Heh
69. Shorter or taller: Anything.
70. Older or Younger: Younger.
71. Romantic or spontaneous: Spontaneous!
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: Anything la. Important meh?
73. Sensitive or loud: Both!
74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship.
75. Trouble maker or hesitant: Err...

76. Kissed a stranger: Nop.
77. Drank hard liquor: I don't drink.
78. Lost glasses/contacts: Haha many times.
79. Sex on first date: A bit too early?
80. Broken someone's heart: I believe so.
81. Been arrested: Nop.
83. Turned someone down: Nah. No one to turn down also.
84. Cried when someone died: Yes ='(
85. Fallen for a friend?: Sure.

86. Yourself: Yes! Yes! Yes!
87. Miracles: I dunno.
89. Heaven: Yeap.
90. Santa Claus: He is an asshole! I really do believe Santa when i was young! but he turn me down!
91. Kiss on the first date: Yes
92. Angels: yes.

94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time: I'm loyal =)
95. Did you sing today?: Singing...
96. Ever cheated on somebody?: Na-uh.
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go? : I'd like to go forward instead.
98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be?: I really dunno..
99. Are you afraid of falling in love?: I believe so..
100. Posting this as 100 truths?: Yes!

Monday, June 08, 2009

I have a Child!

Long story short.

Remember I said it's important to do charity?

Yeap I've taken another step ahead and join World Vision in this good cause.

I am now sponsoring a child =)

Am of course, feeling happy.

Crazy some might say, as RM 50 is taken away from me every month.

To me, it's different. This RM 50 might be small or little to us today, but it is able to help many many poor people today.

So every month now, I will be taking out RM 50 from my allowance and share it with these poor and unfortunate people.

Let me introduce my child,

First of all, He's from

My friends,

Please meet DUFA DUFA!!

Yeap, that's his name.

Further introduction, you can refer below...

Seems like a real decent child to me.

The only problem is, he likes BIOLOGY???

That's like the worst subject to me. Haha

What if he ask me questions regarding that subject? I'll be asking for help man!!

A little introduction of where Ternate, Indonesia is.

I'm really glad that this small amount of money I'm contributing now will be able to help so many people.

What's next?

I'm waiting for an introduction letter written by DUFA DUFA himself.

How interesting and exciting it is. I'll be looking out for the postman from tomorrow onwards!

Oh and if you'd like to join me in helping out these poor people around the world, ask me how!