Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Dream On (updated)

Update: Fuel hike: 78 sen more to RM2.70 per litre
Almost double.

With the petrol subsidy is near extinction, prepare to pay double for your petrol.

Oh my sweet RM1.92 per litre.
Oh my sweet sweet cheap subsidized petrol, this is a hard and painful parting.

So the gomen threads a new playground for the subsidy giving, most talked suggestion is set to be "cash payments" to low income Malaysians (does this include underpaid professionals?)

I have nothing against rightfully subsidized aids, but still the pinch in the petrol raise still will hurt (the deep pockets of many) Malaysians.



And don't you ever dare come to me to tell me the comparison of petrol prices of our neghbouring countries.

Thailand per litre RM3.90
Singapore per litre RM2++
So Malaysia still so cheap loh!

Eh Hello.
Firstly, they're not "Negara Pengeluar Minyak"
And Secondly, (even Bangkok) they have effective and systematic transport circuit.

Try going KL by Bus.

(Like what NR and I did during our first year in the uni.
Bloody two hours from Gombak to KLcc by ONE SINGLE BUS.
At the end, NR called her driver to fetch us back to our campus and so much for our OUTING adventure kononnya)

Thirdly, thanks to the (almost) inexistent transportation system and (in)effective routes, most Malaysian opts to buy their own transportation vehicle.

Bukan sebab kaya tapi mak terpaksa!

So you can imagine the frustration going or coming back from work.
For a small country (bigger than the red dot Singapore) the traffic jam is horrendous.


So there's no escape from paying extra for petrol because of this stupid jam.
And the kind hearted gomen gives us alternatives routes (but you have to pay for it).

While some people can afford the luxury of time to escape from the clutch of the evil hands of Mr Traffic (this morning, my family and I had breakfast at Old Town White Coffee at 10 a.m yes I am bragging), but some other people they just can't.
So most Malaysians have to brace themselves everyday and face the music.

If there's one more thing that adds up to the miserable driving tax-payers in Malaysia, its the tax of the cars and motorbikes.
So most of us have no other option but to drive the Malaysian made tin-can car (read: Proton) or mat rempits' bikes.

Proton's theory is quite simple.
If you can't make it cheaper or make it better, make imported cars unaffordable.

Dejavu eh.
Garfield the overfed cat did say: Oh God, if you can't make me slim, make others fat.
And all of us are the poor victims of the sinister "Garfield".
(Fied, a friend studying Jogja said Jazz only costs RM60K there. Try Malaysian price.)

anak angkat beruk mana lah ni..

And as for the Mat Rempits' menacing ways, I could always suggest for our gomen to follow the UK reqs in disallowing the medium-sized cc bikes.
So that'll leave the people with the child-like electric motorbikes or the super bikes (which in my biased view, is not as menacing a h0oligans as compared to mat Rempits).
So the beruk rempits have no choice but to cycle~ at least in that way, we can outrun them.

Or the gomen can always fall back into square one:
make/design/create effective transportation system.

Stop corruption first, follow plans as advised by the Town Planners and things might be ok for a change.

Unless and until someone with a brilliant idea creates a world without oil usage (and we'll see the US govt suddenly bails out of the War on Terrorism), I guess all of us have to suffer to follow the kind advice of our premier to change and adapt our lifestyle.
Yeah right.

(But wait. There's NGV) That's another story altogether.
Til then..Dream On.

Anwayway, here's a song sang by a 20 year old lass singing Aerosmith's Dream On.
A bit less rocky, mellow to the bit that it actually sounds nice.
Heard it over from Karen's pc and now it stucks in my head.



Dream On - Kelly Sweet

Everytime that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isnt that the way
Everybodys got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know its everybodys sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know its true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

10 comments:

fadiahnadwafikri 4 June 2008 at 15:03:00 GMT+8  

shoot!jazz is 60k??if only my billy joe costs 60k!dream on fad!

they can come up with thousands of justifications!economic theories this la that la..all i know it sounds like bull because all these are modelled just what capitalists want it to be!

the solution: freedom of imformation!how much petronas is making, how much the ministers have in their accounts..mystery solved!we dont need some genius in economics to explain this and that!all we need to know is how much the country is making and how much these lanuns merompak harta kita!period!

...but I digress 4 June 2008 at 17:55:00 GMT+8  

fad:
if your billy joe costs 60k, my trusty ride should be lesser than 5k, dude.Because mine is a proton.

pity me, pity you and pity all of us.
we're robbed of our own nation's information,we're robbed in our own country by our own fella countrymen.
Too bad.

talk of economics,talk of law,talk of rocket science.All useless because in the end, what matters most is how much power can you control,and which side are you in.sakit hati betul.

buatpa la cerdik pandai kat mesia ni weh!

uswah 5 June 2008 at 01:07:00 GMT+8  

ye ye btul!! bencinye rase.. derang bolela, gi kesane kemari, sume ditanggung, makanan sume masuk dlm bajet entertainment.. mane penah bayo sume bende sendri.. jadi harge minyak naik pun takde kesan kat derang.. rakyat gak merane.. huhu..jom pindah obesi.. huhu

hAiRiL/spiderman_pink 5 June 2008 at 01:53:00 GMT+8  

yea i know. but actually here in singapore, its sgd$2.05-2.20 per litre. based on the current rate, it'd be RM5~

i do agree that the transportation system in KL especially, its abit of a havoc. take the rail system for example. while its a good intiative to have different operators to so call provide more competition and supposedly would lower down costs; LRT and monorail, a more integrated and seamless one would be much more convenient would'nt it? was i surprised during my first visit to KL when i had to alight and change from the monorail to the LRT to get to different places.

bas tu jangan cakap lah. serik pun ada. imagine waiting 5 hours for a bus because it got caught in a jam.

talking about traffic jams, it'd be the same in every country i've been to. more prominently in the urban developed areas.

look at china and japan. perhaps cycling isn't a bad idea afterall. and it promotes healthy lifestyle. then we all can be slim :D

...but I digress 5 June 2008 at 10:09:00 GMT+8  

uswah:
medium income (like me) pun dah terasa,but at least i can claim back the petrol i use.(agak2 bape nak naik kan eh?) tp kesian kat org2 low income..yg kat kampung..small scale peniaga.

i think brunei darussalam is the only country yg tak naik.but its not we can run away from the fact that minyak bukanlah sumber yang boleh diperbaharui..

kenala tungggu orang2 engineer cipta vehicle yg tak rely on fuel..ahaha..uswah ape lagi =D

...but I digress 5 June 2008 at 10:29:00 GMT+8  

spiderman:

most of my cousins in singapore takde keta,but they can survive sbb ada effective transportation routes.

kat sini jgn cakap laaa.mmg teruk sangat.but we have no choice sbb jaringan pengangkutan in klang valley teruk.

thing is, try cycling in kl.so much that i love cycling,its impossible.singapore maybe la kot,sbb the distance tak teruk sgt.even that pon.......its not advisable for woman..imagine to and from my office dah almost 30km,and then kadang2 balik malam..bahaya.oh talk about weather...japan or china cuaca sejuk.kita?

i dah la hitam..nak legam mcmana lagi....

mr k,  5 June 2008 at 19:03:00 GMT+8  

kat india pun harga minyak naik jugak. naik 5rupee.. sakit gak tu.. nasib baik bwk moto.. kalau nak bwk basikal, musim ujan nanti dgn basikal2 melayang kene tiup angin.. nanti kita bli moto je la syg..k?

mana ada hitam..cantik je sy tgk.. ;)

...but I digress 5 June 2008 at 19:41:00 GMT+8  

blade,ye? nyummmy!!


dia sgt comel,kan? pandai amek hati
=P

uswah 7 June 2008 at 01:14:00 GMT+8  

ala..i bukan engineer kete aa.. setakat engineer mesin bolela sket2.. huhu..

cis mmg comel! hahahah

p/s: apesal susah no word verification utk kite nih.. huhuhu

...but I digress 9 June 2008 at 09:12:00 GMT+8  

hehehe..bukan mechatronic engineers tu serba boleh ke? kan!

go go uswah!

nanti gue delete lah word verification ni.nak buat haloscan tak reti..

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