Saturday, January 31, 2004

Tembak anunya!

True Story.

MELBOURNE, Australia.

Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so upset when two thugs raped her 18 year-old grand daughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down and shot off their testicles.

The old lady spent a week hunting those men down. When she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way, said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp. Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant's desk and told him as calm as could be, "Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God."

Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis
and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9mm pistol in the
hotel room where he and former prison cellmate Stanley Thomas, 29, were hold up. The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas' testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, although he'll never be able to use it he way he used to, Detective Delp told reporters. He added, "Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they're just happy to be alive after what they've been through."

The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by the two knife-wielding men in a section of town bordering on skid row. "When I saw the look on my Debbie's face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself 'cause I figured the Law would go easy on them," recalled the retired librarian. "And I wasn't scared of them, either, because I've got a gun and I've been shootin' all my life. And I wasn't stupid enough to turn it in when the law changed about
owning one."

So, using a police artist's sketch of the suspects and Debbie's description
of the two men, Tough-As-Nails Ava spent seven days prowling the
wino-infested neighbourhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel. I knew it was them the
minute I saw 'em, but I took a picture of 'em anyway and took it back to
Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them, the oldster recalled. So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door and the minute the big one, Furth, opened the door, I shot 'em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt 'em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in."

Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the
vigilante granny. What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison, Detective Delp said,
especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for
sainthood and a medal.

So.....what to do with her?


Thursday, January 29, 2004

Sindrom salju

Penyakit ini hanya ada di negara yang bermusim sejuk. Ini bermakna orang-orang di Malaysia tidak akan dilanda dengannya!
Kebelakangan ini (lebeh 2 minggu) cuaca di Okinawa mendung berhujan, sejuk menjatuh pada suhu 10c, gelap cahaya mentari hilgang. Ini baru suhu 10c, tapi orang yang kena suhu bawa beku di tempat lain, agaknya lagi merana.

Tanda sindrom ini ialah...

1) merasa bosan setiap masa, baik orang atau barang atau berbuatan,
2) merasa badan bertambah berat lalu tidak bermaya untuk membuat sebarang kerja,
3) keinginan bersosial hilang,
4) rasa kantuk 24/7,

Kalau sindrom ini terbawa-bawa ke Hari Raya Korban nanti, nampaknya tak berasaplah dapur rumah ini.
Masa ini tidak larat menulis panjang-panjang, mengantuk!

Friday, January 23, 2004


Natto atau tempe Jepun.


Ini sarapan saya setiap pagi. Air teh susu tak bergula. Kacau natto sampai berlendir dengan nasi Jepun sekepal.
Lauk natto, kalau ada pun tambah rampai laut bersama biji bijan.
Kadang-kadang tak ada natto makan roti dengan jam limau.

Khasiat natto.

Ada orang kata natto bau busuk, bau cheese bacin. Banyak pelajar melayu tak boleh telan natto. Berlendir-lendir macam muntah kucing!

Tapi saya dah telan 22 tahun, setiap hari, sodap!

"Natto resembles bits of hardened fox feces anchored in snot. It's really unusual to eat, especially with chopsticks, though I can't imagine eating it with a fork or spoon. I spend much energy trying to disengage a series of endless threads hanging between the bowl and my mouth."

"The flavor is strong like the smell. At first I needed lots of soy sauce, spicy mustard, rice and miso soup to get it down.

So what then is natto? Natto is steamed soybeans that are fermented, sometimes in rice straw, until the beans have acquired their notorious nutty flavor, disturbing aroma and sticky slipperiness, held together like a spider web by gossamer-like threads."

"How does it get this way? It's all in the secret sauce: the bacteria bacillus natto, which activates the fermentation process. After carefully-selected soybeans have been steamed in a steel vat, they are sprayed with this concoction, packed, then heated at 40-45ーC and 100% humidity for up to 24 hours. The result is a highly digestible, unabashedly nutritious super-food. Bean for bean, natto packs more nutritional wallop than even a pint of Guinness: iron and vitamins B2 and B12, plus 16.5 percent protein."

Khasiat Natto

"There are various nutrients in the soybean, such as saponin, protein, oligosaccharide, vitamin B1, food fiber and vitamin E.
Lecithin reduces bad ball cholesterol, and remove the cholesterol which stuck to the blood vessel, and that prevents high blood pressure.
Saponin controls a cancer.
Isoflabon spelling not found prevents aging of the blood vessel, breast cancer and prostatic cancer.
There is an enzyme of nattokinaze in the natto.This enzyme has the effect which melts a thrombus. There is a vitamin k2 in the natto. When that is not in the body, calcium can't become bone. A vitamin k2 is produced at the intestines. If it is not enough in body, nattokinaze helps. Vitamin k2 doesn't exist in other food. There is a research that regional natto consumption and fracture is inversely proportional."

nota kaki: Kotak komen tenggelam timbul.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

My beautiful compu-ter

I had my first computer in 1997 and the operating system was in Japanese! The person who sold me this computer was my Japanese nephew who worked for Epson. He installed Japanese Win 95 and that was a very stressful time for me. That time, computer was entirely new to me. Before having that first compuet, I went to the Ryukyu University, almost everyday to practise some e-mailing procedures, mostly using, just to familiarize.
I had some hard time with Japanese operating system and a friend, who sympathised my situation, lent me Win 98 English . What I knew that time was only to do simple mailing and surfing. I did not installed any anti-virus system nor any Windows updates. On a few occasion, I had so much trouble trying to clean the computer after virus infection. I had to call in help from some students who are enlightenment on repairing computers. Since I could not get my hands on Microsofts products in english here, the situation became desperate to get hold of anti-virus ware in english. I called up some friends in Singapore and Malaysia to help me get those CDs.

Those days, I used dial-up line and it was based on hourly usage. The more I used, the bill would be sky-high, since it was the early era of dial-up.
Well, I ended all that by fixing asdl line on Feb 2003 and bought myself this present computer at the same time. The operating system is XP Japanese but good thing is, english-written softwares are compatible with XP windows. That means it is alright to install Canon Printer English driver or any english software like Digital camera Zoom Browser.
Over the years, I've collected a few cyber friends, some I know personally. So now, most of my time are spend with my cyberpals. Whenever I am online, they would chat up with me. Mostly during their working hours, I would leave them alone eventhough I can see their names light up ( online ready to chat). When I don't wish to chat, I would still go online but I make a remark like, "in the kitchen" or "not at my desk", or something like that!

To see my cyber friends light up, tells me...

1) that they are fine and are doing their daily chores,
2) that I am not alone in this cyber world,
3) that when I light up, I am telling those cyber friends "I am fine too",
4) that friends out there like to see me as well,
5) that friendship goes both ways.

When cyber friends light up, it does not necessary mean that it is time for chatting! No, I just love to see the names light up and I feel cyber friends appreciate this as well.
I find it really selfish of some cyber friends who go invisible, just to avoid chatting. Like they have the power to chat with some particular friends and ignore the others or like it's a one-way lane. What happens if all the rest of the cyber friends have the same attitude and everyone goes invisible. Then, forget about collecting cyber friends, forget about cyber chat machine. Stay alone and ignore the world and the world will ignore you back!
This is just my humble opinion, nothing to debate about.

Monday, January 12, 2004



Malam tadi lepas solat Ishak, saya menerima panggilan telefon dari ibu Sofia. Sofia berumur 2 tahun setengah, anak pada ibu melayu dan bapa mat salleh USA.

Dia: Kak, hubby kena outstasyen 2 minggu, tolonglah datang jagakan Sofia.
Saya: Rumah engkau jauhlah, ulang-alik makan 25 km tau?
Dia: Kak, tolonglah, saya tak dapat ambil cuti. Last minute macam ini, tak de orang boleh tolong. Please, kak.
Kak, saya bayarlah, oklah, satu jam US $3, boleh tak?
Saya: Em, malaslah!
Dia: OK,ok...US$3.50 sejam?
Saya: Oklah tapi ingat, lain kali mesti kasi notis cepat sikit, last minit macam ini tak boleh!
Dari pukul berapa?
Dia: 7.30 pagi sampai 2 ptg.
Dalam hai ini berkata aduh, kena keluar rumah 6.15 pagi (mesia time 5.15).
Dia: Iyelah kak, 7.30 pagi kena sampai sini.
Saya: Alamak, pagi sangat!
Dia: Tolonglah, kak!

Sebab takut terbangun lambat, sepanjang malam tak berani melelapkan mata dengan nyanyak. Ini sementara tunggu solat fajar, boleh mausk entri pendek ini.
Solat fajar bermula dari 5.50 pagi, kira tidaklah kelam-kabut sangat. Kesihan pula kalau saya tidak rela membantu, tidak ada siapa lagi ibu Sofia dapat minta bantuan menjagakannya.
Hari ini pula cuti umum hari Dewasa, anak dan hubby ada di rumah. Tapi USA base tak ikut cuti umum Jepun, jadual mereka mengikut USA.

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Mula sekolah


*beg itu dibuat dari kulit asli, digunakan hingga 6 thn, perhatikan harga beg itu...

Mungkin sekarang semua ibu-bapa di Malaysia sedang sibuk menyiapkan anak-anak ke sekolah.

Di Jepun penggal baru bermula pada bulan April bukan Januari. Bulan April apabila sakura sedang berkembang. Bukan sekolah sahaja yang bermula pada bulan April, semua syarikat tempatan juga bermula segalanya dari bulan April.

Berbalik pada sistem sekolah rendah pula, sebelum mula penggal anak itu diberikan sebuah meja belajar dan selalunya meja ini hadiah dari nenek atau datok anak itu. Beg sekolah seperti gambar di atas juga harus disiapkan dan kebiasaan warna merah untuk anak perumpuan dan hitam untuk anak lelaki. Semua beg sekolah yang sama bentuk ini. Mereka tidak memakai bentuk lain untuk ke sekolah. Ini yang saya rasa amat pelik.
Sebenarnya buku teks mereka semua sama ukuran and beg ini sudah dibentukkan untuk buku teks sekolah.

Untuk hari pertama, ada sessi gambar kelas bersama ibu-bapa dan inilah sebabnya mereka berpakaian formal pada hari pertama itu. Juga untuk hari pertama ibu-bapa mengikut anak-anak masuk dewan mendengar ucapan guru sekolah bersama. Selepas sessi foto bersama, ibu-bapa disuruh balik dan untuk hari kedua dan selanjutnya, ibu-bapa tidak dibenarkan melangkah masuk ke kawasan sekolah lagi.

Pada hari pertama ini, kebiasaan jadualnya hanya ini sahaja.
1) Ucapan guru dan sessi memperkenalkan diri,
2) program tahunan sekolah,
3) melantik ketua kelas dari ibu/bapa untuk Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
4) Tanda-tangan untuk pembayaran makan tengah hari.

Makan tengahhari disediakan oleh sekolah, pembayaran di tolak dari akaun bank ada juga yang diberi sabsidi oleh kementerian pelajaran-dalam potongan 30 % . Buku teks untuk setiap mata pelajaran diberi percuma dan yang perlu dibeli hanya buku tulisan sahaja.
Oleh sebab buku teks diberi percuma, setiap hujug habis tamat kelas, buku teks itu dibuang atau disimpan sebagai kenangan.
Murid sekolah rendah tidak berpakaian seragam, setakat baju rumah untuk ke kelas.

Setiap murid berjalan ke sekolah sebab sudah ditentukan setiap kawasan perumahan diadakan sekolah dalam 2 km persegi. Ini bermakna setiap 2 km mempunyai sekolah kerajaan. Ibu-bapa tidak digalakkan menghantar dan mengambil anak dari sekolah, ini untuk menanamkan rasa berdikari. Anak-anak sekolah berjalan setiap pagi dan untuk melintas jalan, ibu-bapa bergilir bantu menjaga di setiap sudut lampu merah. Ini untuk menyenangkan anak-anak sekolah menyemberang jalan.

Di kawasan sekolah tidak ada kantin. Murid-murid tidak dibenarkan membawa duit sekolah. Kelas bermula dari 8 pagi hingga ke 2 ptg untuk murid darjah 1-3 dan 4 ptg untuk murid darjah 4-6.

Persiapan makan tengah hari disediakan oleh sekumpulan caterer untuk setiap sekolah. Caterer ini menghantarkan makanan itu sebelum mauk waktu makan dan mengambil bekas-bekas makanan sehabisnya waktu makan. Ibu-bapa diberi menu makanan bulanan dan kebiasaan makanan tengah hari itu mengandungi nasi, susu, buah, ais krim sop dan lauk. Bagi anak-anak Islam dibenarkan membawa makan sendiri dari rumah tapi ini mesti izinkan terlebih dulu dari guru kelas.

ps: aduh sakit bahu den...panjanglebar pulak entry ini.