Happy Chinese New Year! If you didn’t know, it’s the Year of Dog!

Posted in Miscellaneous on February 15, 2018 by vincentloy

Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s the time of the year again for you to return to your hometown, visit your relatives and friends, get ‘angpow’, toss ‘yee-sang’, have reunion dinner, eat all the delicious CNY biscuits and cookies, wear bright red clothing, hang lanterns and decorations, play fireworks or firecrackers, have a fun gambling time (cards, tiles, etc), watch some CNY movies or programmes on TV, enjoying lion dance performance, etc. As for me, it’s the time of the year again to go for a long vacation. I’m currently at Zhangjiajie, China for a lengthy 9 days 7 nights trip on this CNY break. Hence, I’m not able to do most of the usual CNY routines.

Chinese New Year is much more fun when you are a kid. I am reminded on how excited I am when this festival arrives. The whole family would wake up early. My parents will do some worshiping rituals. I will immediately wear new shirt and a family-inherited gold necklace (only wear it during CNY). I will grab some quick CNY snacks first before heading out to my grandmother’s home for a vegetarian lunch. After that, we will be going to some relatives’ homes and enjoy the snacks, chats and of course the ‘angpows’. The second day of CNY is much more interesting for me as we will be spending most of the day on my eldest aunt’s large home where all my other relatives on my mother’s side gathered there too. It was very happening with all the noises and laughters heard from the adults playing rummy and mahjong on upper floor while the kids play cards and other games (also watching TV) on ground floor, and lastly having dinner and playing with the fireworks together in the evening. All these excitement is gone when you are growing up and becoming an adult now. Hence, I opt for a vacation instead since this is the only time when my father can have a long holiday from his business.

This is the Year of Dog according to Chinese calendar. There are 12 animals representing the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. My father was born in Year of Dog as well (back in 1958) and that means he is turning 60 years old this year. Wow…I do not believe on superstitious stuff but I would still pay attention to what those feng shui masters will say about my zodiac sign and forecast of the year. I was born in Year of Goat and I realized that I would not be doing that well this year too (have been told the same for the past few years continuously but I’m still fine). My luck will only comes next year and will last for 5 straight years. Well, I’m looking forward to that but for now, I will just have a very neutral mindset about it. Just listen to those advice but don’t get too affected by them. It is still all up to you to decide your own life.

Happy Chinese New Year once again! May you and your family have a prosperous and a healthy new year ahead! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Exciting Best Picture race for the upcoming 90th Oscars.

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by vincentloy

The 90th Academy Awards honouring the best of 2017 films will be held on 4th March 2018, which is less than a month from now. The voting will open on 20th February (2 days after the British Academy Film Awards, the BAFTA)  for all Academy members to cast their votes until 27th February. A number of major film communities (Gold Derby, Awards Circuit, Indiewire, etc), critics group and news reporters had revealed their Oscar predictions. I had also released my predictions in this post here alongside with the nomination list (https://vincentloy.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/nomination-list-for-the-90th-academy-awards/) about two weeks ago.

There have been many discussions out there on analyzing which film will win ‘Best Picture’, the last and most coveted prize of the Oscars’ evening. I too have my own thoughts on this topic after seeing some of those discussions and debates. This year’s race for ‘Best Picture’ is intense and exciting as there is no clear frontrunner at this stage unlike in previous years. Some pointed out that it will be a tight battle between ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and ‘The Shape of Water’. This is reminiscent to the ‘Moonlight vs. La La Land’ last year, ‘Spotlight vs The Revenant’ in 2016, ‘Birdman vs Boyhood’ in 2015, and ’12 Years A Slave vs Gravity’ in 2014.

After looking at the 9 nominated films (I watched all of them) this year and seeing their performances in the past major precursor awards, I attempt to break them down into three tiers. The two films in the first tier has the most probability to win, while the four films in the second tier may have the chance to sneak in for the win, while the remaining three films in the third tier will be in a long shot for the win.

FIRST TIER

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Shape of Water

Opinion: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ won Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Cast at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG). The movie had also won scores of awards in acting races (Frances McDormand in best actress and Sam Rockwell in best supporting actor). The disadvantages to the film are that it didn’t get a crucial director’s nomination in the Academy Awards and it is currently receiving several backlash and criticisms over Sam Rockwell’s racist character who tries to redeem himself at the end of the movie.

‘The Shape of Water’ won Best Picture at Critics’ Choice, and won top honours at Producers Guild Awards (PGA) and Directors Guild Awards (DGA). The movie also excelled in a lot of technical achievements, and hence collecting up to 13 nominations at the Academy Awards (film with highest number of Oscar nominations this year). The disadvantages to the film are that it did not manage to win anything at SAG (also not getting a nomination at all in the crucial Best Cast category) and that its premise of a woman falling in love with an amphibian may turn off some voters.

There are pros and cons to these two films. For right now, I think the Oscar for Best Picture will be handed to ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ while the Director prize will go to Guillermo del Toro for his work in ‘The Shape of Water’. The Academy always deliver a split here in recent years. In my personal opinion, I would prefer ‘The Shape of Water’ to take both the Best Picture and Best Director because I find it superior (much better) than ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. I didn’t enjoy the latter at all. The preferential ballot by the Academy may also be helping ‘The Shape of Water’ as some voters may place ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ in the lower ranking of their best picture picks (that will seriously hurt its chance) due to its controversy and some who find it overrated. Yup…I find ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ over performed in the major precursor awards too. 

SECOND TIER

Lady Bird

Get Out

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

Opinion: There is a possibility that the two films at the first tier above will cancel each other out and make way for one of these four films in this second tier that I have predicted. ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Get Out’ are beloved by many critics group. However, they have not been receiving much love at the major televised awards. I myself didn’t have huge excitement for them too because I find ‘Lady Bird’ to be a very ordinary coming-of-age story of a high school female student while I think that ‘Get Out’ only managed to deliver a level above the typical horror flick which is still not deserving enough to get Best Picture win.

‘Dunkirk’ may stand a chance too but I find it overrated too. I don’t enjoy the movie and find it boring. There is literally not much drama at all in this war movie. As for ‘Phantom Thread’, it suddenly gained a lot of love from the Academy as proven by multiple number of nominations it received to everyone’s surprise. This period drama film that starred Daniel-Day Lewis (his final film) may sneak in to win in the end but the possibility at this point is still quite low. I find this movie boring too.

THIRD TIER

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour

The Post

Opinion: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is not getting much love from major precursor groups. However, it is receiving a lot of attention from online communities that comprise mostly of the younger generations that may have different takes with the older ones that form these major precursor groups as well as the Academy. Its queer love story may disturb many conservative voters. Remember back then when ‘Brokeback Mountain’ lost to ‘Crash’ for the Best Picture although everyone is rallying behind the former. Fortunately, the film is still receiving some Oscar nominations and is also a frontrunner to win ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’.

On the other hand, ‘Darkest Hour’ is certainly to pull off wins in ‘Best Actor’ (for Gary Oldman) and ‘Best Make-up and Hair-styling’  but is certainly not a best picture material to many. ‘The Post’ is first seen as a strong contender but loses all the momentum it needs in the major precursor awards. It didn’t win anything and has only two nominations at the Oscars (including Best Picture). I didn’t expect that this movie has under-performed to such level although it is directed by the mighty Steven Spielberg and starred the great Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep (nominated for best actress). So, it will be a long shot for either of these three films to win ‘Best Picture’. If it does, the world will be in shock. 

Conclusion…this year’s best picture race is certainly an intriguing one because there is no one clear frontrunner at all. All films in my first and second tier groups have their chance to win (6 of the 9 nominated films). However, the awards buzz is following more on ‘The Shape of Water’ followed by ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. The former is now the frontrunner to win best picture according to Gold Derby and Awards Circuit predictions. ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is now losing some crucial momentum although standing up tall in the earlier major precursor awards. It still has a high chance of winning. I predict it to win but I would personally prefer ‘The Shape of Water’ as I’m very engaged and amazed by all the aspects in the latter from its story, performances, directing, production designs, score, etc. What do you think?

By the way, the Academy should just include one more nominee in the best picture race to round it up to 10 films easily. ‘I, Tonya’ should be in the list too. I’m really excited to know which film will prevail in the end…But before the Academy Awards, there will be one more major precursor that many will be paying attention to; the BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards) which is set to take place on 18th February 2018.

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Pyeongchang 2018 kicks off with eye-catching opening ceremony.

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by vincentloy

Pyeongchang 2018, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games is held from 9 to 25 February 2018 (some events being held on 8th and 9th prior to the opening ceremony). This international sporting event brought Pyeongchang, a once quiet town 180km from the capital Seoul, South Korea into spotlight. The games feature 102 events in fifteen sports disciplines. 2,952 athletes from 92 National Olympic Committees are slated to compete, including the debut of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.

Wow…I can’t wait to see how Malaysia will perform in this Winter Olympic Games. I don’t think Malaysia will win any medal since this is only the first time Malaysia is participating in Winter Olympics. We have only two athletes competing (Jeffrey Webb will compete in alpine skiing while Julian Yee will compete in figure skating). Although we have lack of experience (hard to get involved in any winter sports in Malaysia where no winter is observed), but I’m still wishing all the best to these two Malaysian athletes in Pyeongchang 2018.

Pyeongchang defeated Munich (Germany) and Annecy (France) back in 2011 to bid for the hosting job of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Previously, Pyeongchang had bid to host the 2010 and 2014 editions but lost out respectively to Vancouver and Sochi (Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics while Sochi hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics). Success is finally observed in the third time bidding. Third time a charm for Pyeongchang.

The opening ceremony was held yesterday’s evening at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, a stadium with 35 000 seating capacity purposely built for the games and will be demolished after the games ended. The Games were officially opened by President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in and the ceremony was also attended by Kim Yo-jong (representative of North Korea and sister of Kim Jong Un), Mike Pence (Vice President of USA), Shinzo Abe (Japanese Prime Minister), Antonio Guterres (United Nations Secretary General), Thomas Bach (President of International Olympic Committee), etc.

I didn’t watch the full ceremony but I do looked at the highlights of it from many news sources. Some of the major highlights of the ceremony include the marching of North and South Korea together in the athletes’ parade under a unified Korean flag, two men impersonating as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in the stadium and being kicked out, the world’s largest drone show in history during a performance segment of the ceremony, etc.

(Images in this post are from Vox at https://www.vox.com/2018/2/9/16995150/2018-winter-olympics-opening-ceremony-photos) 

Drama review for TVB’s ‘The Forgotten Valley’ (2018)

Posted in Miscellaneous on February 9, 2018 by vincentloy

‘The Forgotten Valley’ is a Hong Kong period drama that revolves on a remote village known as ‘Peace Valley’ where men hold power while the women are deemed as second grade individuals. Lau Kong portrays as the head village with four wives (portrayed by Rosanne Lui, Louisa So, Rebecca Zhu and Katy Kung). All things are in order (even the women are all being very obedient to the unfair village rules) until the return of the head village’s eldest son (portrayed by Raymond Wong) who came home from oversea with his new wife (portrayed by Grace Chan). Some paranormal incidents, kidnapping and village intrusion events lead up to a successful fight for women equality in the end. This 20-episode drama also starred Zoie Tam, Toby Chan, Willie Wai, Cilia Kung, Louis Yuen, Jess Sum, Max Cheung, etc.

This drama is released at a very right timing as many (Hollywood too) are heavily discussing on female empowerment issues recently. I believe that such village do exist in China back then with those unethical roles that diminish women’s position and rights. TVB is doing the right thing by creating a drama to make us aware that women should be treated equally as men.

‘The Forgotten Valley’ is a decent drama. I didn’t expect to see a good drama from TVB especially at the beginning of a year when usually lower quality dramas will be slotted in. It started off looking like a horror series, but it isn’t. Every episodes are quite intriguing and the fast-paced story development help making this drama pleasant to watch on every weekday’s night. Lau Kong is very convincing as the head village. He is one of the few veteran actor that I admired. I felt like he carried the drama more than Raymond Wong. Raymond is a good actor but I just couldn’t see him in first lead role (he is much more suited for second lead role). He portrayed his role well but I just don’t like his character especially in earlier episodes when he is being very coward and stays behind the arguments between his wife and his father (trying to ease quarrels but ended up not helping anything). Grace Chan…hmm, I can see that she has improved in her acting but still there is a huge room of improvement for her. Her extremely small figure and Westernized look just don’t fit into the context although her character is intended to be a Western-educated Chinese returning from the West. I will compare her with Sisley. Sisley has gone on to win people’s heart now with much more well-received and likable performances after heavy criticisms in the beginning of her acting career (just like Grace). But for Grace, she is still stuck somewhere.

The other cast did considerably good job too. Louisa So has her time in this drama despite the presence of so many other female characters in this drama. She is great as a protective mother and also as a scheming woman who is forced by Lau Kong to carry out some bad deeds. Rebecca Zhu…her character is very ordinary and I still cannot believe that she had just won ‘best supporting actress’ at the TVB Anniversary Awards 2017 for her mediocre role in ‘A General, A Scholar, And A Eunuch’ last year. She is no where near to that level and it can be proven from her easily forgotten presence here in this drama as well. Louis Yuen is doing well as the sneaky villain on the other hand. There are too many characters (especially the females) in this drama and so there is literally not much of character’s development for them. I felt that this series could be better with a few more episodes to accommodate for more back stories to some interesting characters that are left out most of the time.

Everything is too predictable. I am expecting for some really surprising twist to create some more dramas and to shake things up a bit but I’m left disappointed. The ending part is quite intense but it all leads to a boring happy ending as expected again. The ending also leaves out some unanswered plot holes (it’s too unbelievable for all men in the village to change their perception and treatment to women that quickly, how is the discovery of the gold ore going on in the end, etc). Anyway, this is still a pretty good drama to watch. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘The Forgotten Valley’ a total of 7.2.

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Graduated with M.Arch. from a wonderful graduation ceremony in Perth.

Posted in Explosive News and Results on February 8, 2018 by vincentloy

After completing my postgraduate study end of last year, it’s finally time for me to be formally awarded the ‘Master of Architecture’ qualification in a fascinating graduation ceremony held on yesterday’s evening at The Forum, Curtin University – Bentley campus in Perth, Australia. It was a quick yet exciting adventure that I had in Perth for the past two years to complete this programme.

First, let’s have a quick look at ‘my history’. I completed my secondary level education back in 2007 and then I immediately joined a one-year foundation programme at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Cyberjaya in 2008 as the first step to venture into architecture field. I then continued to take the three-years Bachelor of Applied Science in Architectural Science programme in the same university, but with the qualification offered by Australia’s Curtin University. I didn’t perform well especially in the first half of this undergraduate study but I still managed to pass in all subjects and move on till its completion. I do improve quite a lot in my final semester before my graduation on end of 2011.

I made a huge decision that time to stop for a while in my educational path and to look for a job to earn some income and most importantly, to gain valuable working experience in architectural profession. That determination to work as an ‘Assistant Architect’ stays for 4 years in two different offices in Kuala Lumpur. By the time that I start to get familiar with the working environment and skills, I decided that I have to jump out of the comfort zone and continue from where I left off in my educational adventure. The ‘fire’ to study in me was ignited and I enrolled for Master of Architecture in Curtin University, Perth in 2016. I returned to being a student. This postgraduate study took 2 years. It was also the first time that I’m going to leave my home for that long. I remembered those nervous moments I had when I first arrived at the airport, at my housing accommodation, at the university’s orientation, or even at the nearby supermarket (for grocery shopping) all by myself.

Now, I kind of missing those moments. Time flies. The study is completed. I went to Perth early this week with my parents to attend the graduation ceremony. It is fortunate that the ceremony’s date for my faculty did not clash with my scheduled trip to China (this one is on next week). The weather is also great for us. It is supposed to be very hot as it is now summer in Australia but temperature never reaches above 30 degree celsius this week. It was a rushed trip as my parents need to return immediately for working commitment. I couldn’t bring them to much places as we spent only 2 nights here. We ended up just walking around in the city and going to my dad’s favourite place, The Crown Casino in one evening (and we had a bit of luck!).

The ceremony started at 6.30pm with a quick briefing for graduates and guests, followed by national anthem and some speeches. Then, there came the longest and the most important section where certificate is presented to every graduating students (the most boring part except when it’s your turn of course). The ceremony ended about 2 hours later with a singing performance and a fireworks display. Yup…that’s my dad’s money! I took a number of pictures with my friends (delighted to see them after a while) and family before and after the ceremony. It’s great to see most of my classmates who made it (also sad to see some not able to graduate together with us). We returned to Malaysia a day after (today) and I immediately fall ill. It was a very rushed trip and I didn’t get enough sleep these few days. Sitting in plane for several hours straight made it worst (very uncomfortable for me). I have to quickly recover before my trip to Zhangjiajie, China next week. So, the end of story is…I love trips, but I hate flying.

After this Chinese New Year break, it’s time for me to head out to hunt for an awesome job as a M.Arch. graduate.

 

Graduation, vacation, CNY festival…this is going to be an exciting month!

Posted in Miscellaneous on February 1, 2018 by vincentloy

Nobody gets to see the unusual ‘super blue blood moon’ yesterday’s evening due to the cloudy weather over Selangor and KL. The last time this rare phenomenon occurred was over 150 years ago.

Anyway, I’m not pretty much into such things and I went for a movie last night instead. Watching a movie with my sister is also a rare phenomenon (I hardly go out with her). The movie we watched is ‘Guardians of the Tomb’ and it is about a group of people carrying on a search and rescue mission for a colleague who was lost in an ancient underground labyrinth filled with deadly spiders. I like movie with such premise. However, this movie ended up for being very silly and awful to some points. I have been immensely bored by the frequent appearance of spiders throughout the entire movie and yet nothing much happens besides than seeing a group of people going through rocks and Chinese-themed ancient-looking sets. There are also excessive cliches, predictable plots, boring scenes, and awkward ending that made this movie unbearable to watch. Out of 10 points, I can only rate ‘Guardians of the Tomb’ a total of 5.7.

Now, we have entered into the second month of the year. To be honest, I have done nothing much for the past month besides than enjoying the holiday and being lazy most of the time. I have this one more month to enjoy before heading to all the stress and challenges after being employed. February 2018 is going to be very short and quick for me. I will be heading off to Perth for my graduation next week. After completing my Master of Architecture study end of last year, it’s finally time for me to graduate and receive the certificate officially. It’s going to be a brief trip to Perth as my parents couldn’t stay for long due to working commitment.

And on a week after that, I will be heading to Zhangjiajie, China for a long vacation with my parents. It is usual for us to go for a long vacation during Chinese New Year break every year. I’m going to spend about 9 days in China to see all the beautiful places that Zhangjiajie has to offer especially its breathtaking mountains. It’s winter over there right now and I’m also slightly excited to experience cold temperature again soon. What I’m not looking forward to from this upcoming trip is the toilet’s hygiene (always smelly), mainland Chinese’s behaviour (not queuing, very rude, etc), excessive people in tourist places (‘people mountain, people sea’) and sometimes the food too (being too oily). Well, I couldn’t complain much as I didn’t pay a single cent for it.

Once we return from the trip, we have some few more days to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival by possibly visiting some of my relatives, having our postponed reunion dinner, getting some angpows, have some little gambling time, and watch some special CNY programmes on TV or movies in cinema. By the end of the month, I will be preparing for intensive job hunt (most probably at oversea locations first before heading back to Malaysia as my final option). So, you see…my whole February is taken up. Furthermore, this month only has 28 days. It’s going to be fast, tiring and awesome (hopefully)!

By the way, I have been starting to hear festive Chinese New Year songs playing on TV and in shopping malls recently! The vibrant CNY atmosphere is back and I’m loving it. CNY mood returns…

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2 years left only and can Malaysia achieved Vision 2020? Nope…

Posted in Miscellaneous on January 29, 2018 by vincentloy

Many years ago, the former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has created this ‘Vision 2020’ of which he expects Malaysia to turn into a developed nation by 2020. The leadership since then has passed on to Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and then to the current Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. This is already year 2018 and we only have 2 years more to reach year 2020. Unfortunately, I don’t think we will achieve the status of a developed country.

It does not only takes a country’s economy, people’s literacy level, or government’s infrastructure building effort to determine whether a country is developed. A huge part of the responsibility lies on the people themselves. Their mentality. With the recent news of people throwing off office chair from their high-rise flat that killed innocent people passing by on the ground, I felt angered and sad over the present mentality of a lot of Malaysians. Other reports surfaced after this tragic accident, and that includes unidentified people throwing fridge, glass bottle, used diapers, packet of drink, television down to the street…and I’m not surprised. I used to visit my late grandmother’s home in a public housing flat for many years in the past. I had to withstand the smell of pees in the elevators, vandalism all over the place, smelly environment with rubbish thrown everywhere, etc. People who have been doing these are really uneducated. With this kind of mentality, we are no where close to the Vision 2020’s goals. We don’t even need to look so far for examples to learn from. Just look at our neighbouring country, Singapore. Everyone is so disciplined and taking cleanliness seriously.

The government also plays a huge role to ensure that our country is moving forward. However, our present government moves backward. While I have to admit that the recent opening of MRT is a really positive news for the country (actually only for people living in KL), there are so much more poor things that the government have done that we have not forget. Just take the recent event for an example. DBKL (city council for Kuala Lumpur) has reportedly spent RM4 billion on creating a 6km bicycle lane on KL roads by painting them blue. It was then later corrected that the actual amount of money spent on this project is RM4 million. And then, they went a step further to defend themselves by comparing their cost to a similar project by opposition-led state government in Penang. That is the mentality of our authority! And by the way, RM4 million for that 6km of blue-painted lane is still super costly! That’s equal to RM666.67 for a metre of paint. Totally unreasonable cost. Furthermore, the blue lanes have been criticized for poor thought and planning, and for posing risk to both cyclists and motorists. So, this is like throwing RM4 million (people’s money) into the drain yet again. The money went into some people’s pockets again.

And then, here comes another viral issue. The official logo for Visit Malaysia 2020 has been released by the authority recently and it received serious backlash from most of the people. Why? The design is so low-quality and cheaply made. I wonder how much money they have spent on this one! (Must be thousands or millions again just for a shit-looking logo). The minister defended by saying that it is impossible to get everyone to agree with the design. He also said that the logo is never intended for the locals (only for tourists) and that he did not hire outsiders with huge price to work on the logo. He clarified that he has his people in his department to work on it instead. Well, that still costs money, right?! And the logo is really awful as if it was made with Microsoft Word or Paint two decades ago. This is leaving very silly impression to the tourists and putting our country’s name to shame. I’m glad that a lot of people online are now creating much more beautiful designs of the logo (so much more creative) and had posted them up. However, I’m sure that the authority will just ignore all of that and proceed with their ‘backward’ mentality.

The country’s general election will be held somewhere this year, before August 2018. It’s time to make the right decision and vote wisely. We have seen what’s been happening to our country. Efficient investigation into the smaller-scale underwater tunnel project in Penang but no investigation at all to the big-scale 1MDB scandal. In the end, the current ruling coalition is still predicted to win on this coming election (although I don’t wish to) because of the serious gerrymandering trick by them, chaos and disunity within opposition parties, and barrier from the opposition parties to reach to the Eastern states that contribute big winning to the ruling coalition in all these years. I’m looking for a big change, but that would just happen in my dream, but not in reality.

How can a country be doing well with this kind of attitude, both from the government and the people themselves?!

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