Aug 3, 2007

Dear Mr. President

I’ve never liked local television productions. One of the many that flopped is Singapore Idol, Living with Lydia, My Sassy Neighbour and Triple Nine. Not forgetting the piece of crap ‘Lifeline 2’ that’s on channel 5 every Tuesday. With Joakim Gomez (yeah, the monkey from Singapore Idol) joining the cast, this production is destined for the sewer.

Here’s my beef with Lifeline. Any idiot that writes scripts, would do his or her homework. Why is it that there aren't any malays in the cast? Especially since the SCDF is made up of mostly malays. I filmed with the SCDF in 2004. This was for an advertisement that was aired for an entire year. The men and women of the Singapore Civil Defense Force impressed not only myself but also the production crew. The Dart Team is probably one of the best in the world and our firefighters are operationally ready 24/7. Throughout the project, I got to meet many firefighters and had the opportunity to watch them train. I might add that they train incredibly hard. I used to have the impression that firefighters sleep all day. They sure as hell proved me wrong. With the morning PT and drills throughout the day, it’s a tough job! So yeah, the cast of Lifeline should comprise of 7 malays, 2 indians and 1 chinese. If anyone calls me a racist after this, I’ll personally slap you! Facts are facts my friends…

How many of you have heard of Kola Boof? She was Osama Bin Laden’s sex slave for 6 months in 1996. Clearly, Osama doesn’t have any taste. Nobody in their right frame of mind can dispute this. She’s UGLY for crying out loud!!! Here’s what I don’t understand. How can a person that claimed to have been raped repeatedly, go on fishing trips with Osama and his friends? And get this folks, Kola was jealous of Whitney Houston. Why? Osama was constantly talking about Whitney and totally adored the grammy winning singer. In fact, Osama often spoke about how he would love to have Whitney as one of his wives. Does an unwilling sex slave go on fishing trips and get jealous? Go figure…

From one terrorist, I’m gonna talk about a bunch of assholes called the Taliban. This whole situation is getting out of hand. The South Korean hostages are aid workers and are no way involved in the war. The problem here is the damn war. When will these morons ever stop fighting? Governments need to find a peaceful solution to issues. If you’re gonna invade a country, you’re asking for it. Firstly, you weren’t invited onto their soil and secondly, didn’t your momma tell you not to mess around on someone’s land?

Here’s my take on things. Every race and religion is equal. We all feel pain, remorse and we all cry. Everyday, families are mourning the loss of a loved one from a nonsensical war. A war that’s filled with greed, political power and billions of dollars in arms sales. It's messed up man...

I’m gonna end this post with lyrics to an awesome song…This song speaks a million words…

"Dear Mr. President by Pink feat. Indigo Girls"

Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me.
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly.

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We're not dumb and we're not blind.
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell.

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You'd never take a walk with me.
Would you?

15 comments:

  1. Kola Boof is Ugly?

    http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2007/07/88901.html

    I think you gravely misresported her story too--you took a lot out of context and you quoted a lot of stuff that was made up by the media.

    http://poetwomen.50megs.com/custom2.html

    NEW YORK KNICKS FAN

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  2. P.S.

    Kola Boof was "NEVER" Osama Bin Laden's "sex slave":

    http://www.kolaboof.com/dangerous.htm

    The media made that up too.

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  3. With the link you gave, it says that she was Osama's mistress against her will.

    Definition of the word mistress: a woman who has a continuing, extramarital sexual relationship with one man, esp. a man who, in return for an exclusive and continuing liaison, provides her with financial support.

    Meaning, she had a sexual relationship with him against her will. and this continued against her will for 6 months. what does this make her? a sex slave if you ask me. why? it was against her will!

    a person will never call themselves a sex slave. like the thousands of women in asia that became sex slaves during the Japanese occupation. it's the general public that labels a person or people with the facts at hand.

    calling her ugly was my own opinion. she might write well and have a wonderful personality but i was talking about the pictures I saw. and with the html link you provided, i rest my case.

    thanks for commenting on the Tattooed Blog. Btw, New York Knicks rocks!! cheers mate!

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  4. You're still quoting reporters and not Ms. Boof's account of her relationship with Bin Laden.

    At YOUTUBE...there's an MSNBC interview with Kola Boof and she makes some interesting comments.

    First of all, she was only raped 1 time by Bin Laden.

    Bin Laden's sexual preference, according to her, is women who have been "vaginally infibulated"/circumcised. According to her, he won't be with a woman unless she's properly "cut". That's something that would never enter your mind since all you can think of are "western" beauty standards.

    She pointed out that HALF THE WIVES in the Arab world are married against their will and many met their husbands while being raped.

    She also pointed out that the U.S. MEDIA has never branded Patty Hearst a "sex slave", because Patty's a WHITE WOMAN, but that Patty Heart's experience with the Sybianese Lib Army was exactly that. Patty was kidnapped and repeatedly had sex against her will with 9 black men for much longer than Boof was with Bin Laden, yet the press has not called her a "sex slave".

    Boof had a heck of a lot of power in the relationship with Bin Laden. She lived in luxury and was in charge of his Guards when he was away from Morocco, though she herself wasn't allowed to leave his compound.

    She left with over $2 million in jewels, clothes and cash.

    She explained that in Arab culture, a sex slave is not allowed to look her master in the eyes, hold conversations with him or cut his hair or go fishing or hang out with him.


    Last thing I have to say is this--

    I am a Black man and I find Kola Boof to be VERY BEAUTIFUL and desirable. I can certainly see why she was a movie actress in Egyptian films and I can see why Osama Bin Laden wanted her.

    What I can't see is how any straight man would put her all the way at the "bottom" as just nothing but ugly. There's a lot of other things (plain Jane, attractive, pretty) that come before ugly, so it just struck me as odd.

    I see gorgeous skin, fabulous cheekbones, a lightbulb smile and soulful eyes. She's got a rack that most American women would kill for and hers are real.

    As a man of color, I think I understand Bin Laden's taste.

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  5. Ok. 5 Stars for you.
    would you like some popiah?

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  6. lol

    yes, the scdf are well trained and operationally ready but even with the drills and crap they manage to sleep the whole day, play soccer, share porn on their psps and whatever not. it really is a very easy job. not to mention, they only work ten days a month.

    i dated a fireman.

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  7. but he is indian. who loves minahs. does that count?

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  8. you can watch porn on psp?? damn!! the full-time firefighters that I met seem to work more days. maybe they were just trying to impress us.

    how was it like dating a fireman? was he really into poles? hee...

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  9. full-time firefighters also only work ten days a month.

    dating that fireman was the worst mistake of my life. need i say more? haha but he's a sia steward now.

    i liked it better when he was a fireman though, better bragging rights.

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  10. yep yep.

    there's nothing sexier than a man who knows how to handle his hose!

    hahahaaa...

    me dated a fireman once too. slurp!

    *runs*

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  11. what's up with firemen? when i was in the army, nobody wanted to shag me!! i had to fend for myself. wasn't easy but the free-flow at Boat Quay helped.

    ant: you better stop slurping young lady!!!

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  12. what free flow at boat quay?!

    army boys are so not sexy. ant knows what i'm talkin' about. (;

    i'd rather do a GIRL in an army uniform. but hey! so would you!

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  13. in those days, boat quay used to have free-flow for $20. army boys used to flock to the place. the rock joint we drank at had lots of ang moh chicks.

    i wouldn't do a girl in an army uniform. nurse i wouldn't mind!

    are you heading to sentosa?

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  14. Wouldn't do a girl in army uniform? Obviously, you've not been watching Felicia Chin on the Channel 8 9pm drama serial...

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  15. hmm...i reckon I should watch channel 8 tonight. just for educational purposes!!

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