Sunday, April 27, 2008

Well, finally found this clip after a long time. Head of State tells the story of Mays Gilliam. He is an alderman of the local Washington DC area. After being fired from his post, Mays is surprisingly chosen as the party candidate for the presidency (after his party's original presidential and vice-presidential nominees die in a plane crash; their two separate planes crashed into each other) to run against sitting vice-president Brian Lewis. Assuming the election was already lost, the party decided to pick a likable but losing minority candidate to improve their chances of another politician taking the office in the next presidential election. Little did they know, slowly by slowly this local alderman won the hearts of the people by stating and acknowledging the daily problems that people face. And instead went against what the government stand for.

This show is really inspirational. Although its just a comedy, BUT what we can learn from this is that no matter how much the government talk one day a true PEOPLE's leader will stand up. I always believe there is still leaders with a pure and true heart out there! for this I salute you and support you all the way!

The Clip below is from the final debate from the film... enjoy

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Proton's Saga

Well, after searching my pc and I found this file. Interestingly this came out long time ago. around 4-5 years ago if I am not mistaken. The hype generated when this came out. I was so excited that finally we are capable of challenging our Japanese counterparts (Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi etc etc...) in 'sports' performance cars. But yet I am now disappointed (honestly, the car look really wicked! I wouldnt mind spending the money on this car!). Well from the time I received this email till today EON or Proton has came out with 4 cars and trust me none of them even manage to give any of our Japs counterparts a single challenge. Worse of all, Proton even lost to our very own brother company, the supposedly 'second' car manufacturer in the country Perodua in sales. The allegedly follower is now the leader in our country. Well at least now we know that all the tides have changed. Not all leaders are capable of holding on long. Followers are capable of giving a challenge or topple the leaders IF they work hard enough.

Proton have the backing of the government hence they even hired our ex-PM as their advisor and yet they still produce cars that have 101 problems even before they reach the 1 year mark after buying. Power windows problem... central locking problems... squeaky suspensions.. etc etc with it all end up wit the saying "aiya, Proton wut... normal la.." Even the Savvy that have all the hype of the TUV German standard authority approved can't prevent the cars from failing to mount a single challenge to the Myvi of Perodua. Instead of giving a challenge they lost miserably... just like the likes of Newcastle or Liverpool in the EPL. TUV? I dont see the likes of Toyota's or the Mitsubishi's having need this to convince people to buy their car! and why only one car and not all the other cars? Since Proton are the "parent" company of Lotus... why cant we have Lotus to do the quality assurance? We 'borrowed' their technology but we cant borrow their assurance?! Cmon! Why cant we merge the two company together instead?! the Proton-Lotus... hahaha. Then the Proton name will gain so much more recognition! Well with all the Lotus technology the only highlight is... the Satria GTi. Is that all they can offer? Where is the heart and soul in creating a really good car? Are we just creating cars to earn money or just to get a market share? and forgetting the basic essentials of creating cars that really make people go "damn... I need to get one of those!"

After all the hype of TUV, Lotus, Citroen... there is still no fight. Even the recently launched Saga and Persona doesn't even give a mouth watering prospect. Saga well might actually help re-launch the Proton brand with their low price but is it good enough to give a challenge to the world market of automobile? So far no sound (aka problems, complains etc etc) from the car yet. Hope it can be as good as its predecessor the old Saga.

Its time we really do something about the Proton Brand before we die off and become just another "great" history of our country. At least in the near future we can tell our kids that we manage to drive a Proton when it was quite great! haha.

Proton... show us some love! please where is the Love? where is the looove?