The Vicious Cycle of the Herd Mentality

I don’t know which irks me more: LISTEN-ing to Sharifah Zohra Jabeen or listening to Namewee mocking Sharifah Zohra Jabeen.

The former has proven that good education does not beget brains whereas the latter is all class crass. If Jabeen cuckooed into the realms of the animal kingdom then in my opinion Namewee is merely riding on the coattails of others. A parody at its best exudes wit and articulation; it confronts sensitivities…always at someone else’s expense.

Respect is earned and it goes both ways. How about showing some respect for Jyoti Singh Pandey, the Indian rape victim? She was a woman. Sharifah Zohra Jabeen, uncouth as she is, is a woman. K.S. Bawani is a woman. I am a woman.

Surely there are better analogies than outraged modesties and the female anatomy.

The elation is bittersweet for those who accuse the students of having a herd mentality if they are the very same herd who are simultaneously laughing at this ‘parody’ without understanding its content. How ironic.

So, do we blame education for our inability to think for ourselves?

Hallyu-cinating

Years ago when I was renting,
Along came a flatmate who was so charming;
She spoke of her country with such a passion,
My curiosity piqued- we started a discussion.
Of K-pop and dramas and We Got Married,
My favourite was Alex coz he was romantic!
With my poor Korean and her limited English,
She imparted this advice I’ll forever cherish.

 “There’s a magic word that girls should know,
To say to a guy not necessarily your beau;
It comes real handy when you are shopping,
Just say Oppaaaaa and do your haggling.”

After a year she went on her way,
Back to Korea for an indefinite stay;
Then a little bird told me a celeb’s down under,
Who else but Daniel Henney– none other!
I stalked him in the airport and on location,
Like the good fan I am I was no distraction;
Some autographs and photos before he had to flee,
“Oh Daniel Henney, take me with thee!”

Up to this day there’s no sign of abating,
This illness I call ‘hallyu-cinating’;
The stairs at Namsan captured on screen,
That kiss in Sam Soon with Sun Ah and Hyun Bin!
The scenes of Han River are always wonderful,
Except in that movie with the scary Gwoemul;
With dramas like Goong and Minami Shineyo,
Thank God I’m not crazy over Goo Joon Pyo.

Then comes the singing and all that gyrating,
Those wonderful boy bands that send hormones raging;
Who cares I’m a noona, age is just a number,
Jang Keun Suk and 2PM saranghae forever!
Some think I’m obsessed but truly I’m not,
Yeosu World Expo is the excuse I’ve got;
To convince my boss it’s not really a holiday,
I’m there for architecture by the way!

He’s My Pet (^_^)

Pardon my long hiatus but as unbelievable as it may sound, I think Jang Keun Suk is stalking me.

Go ahead, roll your eyes; laugh all you want but rest assured that I’ll be the one having the last laugh by the end of this post. Either way I must be the most shameless person in the world or it’s quite possible that this guy has a thing for me (I think it’s a bit of both) Continue reading

Grobania 4eva

Josh Groban. Stalker devirginator.

With the release of his latest album, Illuminations today, I thought it would be nice to commemorate this momentous event with a little recap of 14 October 2007- the day I discovered my stalking “superprowess”…amongst other things.

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Charity Begins At The Dogs’ Refuge Home

Contrary to popular believe, I am not a people-person. In my world you’re either a people-person or an animal-person and I am very much the latter.  Ask any animal lover and they’ll tell you the same thing. My friends can confirm that my interpersonal skills are pretty much nil; small talk bores me and to tell you the truth, I don’t give a damn about your weekend!

However, I do give damn about animal welfare. Here I am braving the chilly Perth winds with my canine companion raising funds for our charity while you walk past and tell me that you have no change or you left your wallet in the office. If you want to lie, do it with conviction (and don’t let me catch you grabbing coffee later)

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