Thursday, January 31, 2008

In memory of Nian Ning: Petition for safer bus rides

As a tribute to Nian Ning and the other two who died in the recent bus accident, there will be no story/art/personal updates for the next few weeks. Instead I'd like to focus on helping out the victims' families by spreading the news about the petition they set up. Please support it. Thank you.

Excerpt from Bus Crash No More, a site set up by Nian Ning's loved ones.

We, the concerned youths of Malaysia express appalled anger towards the Slim River Bus Crash incident that claimed the life of Lee Nian Ning, Mohd. Zailani and Pang Boon Eng on the 25th of January 2008. This is not the first time that such an incident has occurred. Despite numerous complaints and public uproar in the past, incidents like this continue to occur. It was reported that the driver’s company had 13 summonses on that bus itself. We find it unacceptable that such a company could have operated that vehicle on the road.

What are the explanations?

Hundreds of thousands of university students just like Nian Ning and us rely on such public transport to travel back home. A human life should not be taken lightly.

How could a vehicle with 13 summonses be free on the roads and not be held by the authorities?

We, the following, hereby demand that the relevant authorities set up a committee consisting of road safety experts and representatives from relevant public bodies to conduct a thorough study to find effective solutions to ensure that mistakes like this do not occur again in the future.

We will not be quiet until we see it in the media that satisfactory measures have been taken.

To sign the petition,

please click here

and submit your FULL NAME(as in IC. Please don't use your nicknames or initials.) and e-mail. It will be considered one e-signature upon completion.

Alternatively, please send your FULL NAME and IC NUMBER to

Please do not leave initials or nicknames, only full name is accepted.

We thank you for your co-operation. Let us pray for those who have died to make way for change and keep our fingers crossed that someone, anyone will hear us and enforce that change.

Please put this in forums, bulletins, emails, blogs.....everywhere. We need all the support we can get. This is for you as well.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

RIP Nian Ning

Lee Nian Ning, a fellow Penangite, passed away in a tragic bus accident a few days ago. She was at the peak of her life, a bright shining future ahead of her but all of these were robbed away in just seconds. The bus she was in hit a divider and the MPV behind, unable to stop in time, crashed into the back of the bus (More info).

The bus driver was later on found to have 13 outstanding summonses dating back as far as 2000 and a witness told the Berita Harian that the driver was speeding while sending text messages just before the accident happened!

How the heck can anyone with so many summonses not have their driver's licence revoked? For such a looooong period of time too! Plus they had TWO warrants of arrest for him!! And what has our police force been doing all this time? Writing summonses for illegal parking in housing estates, university/college areas and coffee shop areas. Catching people for not wearing seatbelts. The list goes on.... I'm not saying that any of the above are right or that the police shouldn't be catching those people. All I'm saying is that instead, they ought to concentrate on catching repeated offenders for speeding, reckless driving and the like. And especially those who hold many lives in their hands each time they get behind the wheel.

Then there's the bus company- Konsortium. Shouldn't they have checked out their potential drivers before hiring them? And considering that their buses make several trips to and fro from various states in the country, shouldn't they make an effort to make sure the buses are in reasonable condition and not break down half-way through the journey? And couldn't they have at least apologized and send condolences to the families involved? Or did they think that if they just kept quiet, the whole fiasco would eventually die down and business would go back to normal-until the next accident at least.

Well, all I know is that Konsortium is now synonymous with Irresponsible and we're all boycotting them. There are so many other affordable buses out there- Plusliner for example.

I mean, who knows when the next accident might be?

I'm sure not gonna stick around and find out.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Quiksilver revolution tour

So, the 3 guys and I went for the Quiksilver Revolution Tour held at the Sunway Lagoon surf beach yesterday. It was pretty cool- cool surf and skateboarding stunts, hot girls in bikini's, cute guys with nice bods, live band performances, more hot girls in bikini's... Lol... It's too bad we didn't stay on for the performance by Click Five but heck, no complains... It was fun :) And oh, I got myself a pair of board shorts! ^__^

Monday, January 21, 2008

The wandering mind

Why is it that I find myself blogging more often whenever exams are afoot?
Or drawing more, writing more, watching more movies, television series, etc etc...

For all the matter, anything but studying and finishing up my reports.

And it's always,
when there's lots to do.
I seriously need to get my head into the game work.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The L word Season 5 ^_^! Season 5 of The L Word is out!! Finally, after all those months of waiting... I just can't wait to get my hands on it ^____^ It's seriously one of the best series around.

The show revolves around the lives of a clique of lesbian friends. First off, there's Shane the playgirl who fell in love, got heart broken, fell in love again, decided to get married but on that fateful day, left her absolutely hot DJ bride, Carmen, at the altar. Then there's Bette and Tina the separated couple on the verge of getting back together again, Jenny the super hilarious crazy bitch with a sad childhood, and Alice the quirky host of The Charts. My personal favourites are Jenny and Alice :D Alice, for her humor and sarcasm and Jenny, well, for her crazy dark side. Seriously dude, she does the most ridiculous things ever! In Season 4, she adopted Saunders, a really really sick dog on the verge of dying. And no, she didn't do it to ease the dog's suffering. It was all for revenge on Stacy Merkin (or rather known as Vagina. Lol...) who wrote unpleasant stuff bout Jenny's book.
So yeah... I'm signing off now to go read the screencaps and reviews.

P.s. I've just got some good news from my parents :D Will probably blog bout it tomorrow..

p.s.s. I want Bette to end up with Jodi!!! And for Carmen to come back!