Friday, October 10, 2008
My Forbidden Face + YDP Melaka +
basically the book is abt an afghani girl's horror experience living under the Taliban regime in South California (sure la afghanistan). she came from a middle class family, whose living r influenced by some western cultures. her sister is a stewardess, her mom is a senior nurse, she go to uni etc etc so it's pretty similar to ppl in Malaysia. everything changed when the taliban came, women r not allowed to work, no skool, women were raped, women being dis n dat which im pretty much convinced they do happened.
but her confusion abt hudud shows how shallow her knowledge abt the matter, and she's surely not as religious as she claimed to be (back cover). it might b the taliban's fault not to educate the ppl, or there might b ppl within the taliban who took matters in their own hand without proper judgement etc, or mayb she's exagerating things.
it's like when watching Blood Diamond, Hotel Rwanda n Titanic, i do believe in some of the things mentioned, as for some other things, i might get some othe reliale sources. anyway, it's good to know stuffs.
i think everybody knows dat i dont like reading novels n buku2 cite etc, n this is the 2nd book i finished in past 5 yrs. what a milestone for me!
what the F*ck is going tru YDP Melaka's ageing brain? r they lack of locals worth of datukship? what has Shah Rukh Khan contribute so much dat the YDP decided to give him Datuk? entertainment? how stupid is dat. if dat's the case, i'll suggest he give Datukship to Paris Hilton, Borat n some other HBOllywood shitheads, not to forget the pornstars. they r more entertaining than mr SRK. what a waste!
ps: good luck to Rebecca Morse who anchored her last news yesterday. she's off for her maternity leave. good on ya. c u next yr!