Thursday, October 25, 2007


The bird was also said to regenerate when hurt or wounded by a foe, thus being almost immortal and invincible — a symbol of fire and divinity


Said to live for 500 or 1461 years (depending on the source), the phoenix is a bird with beautiful gold and red plumage. At the end of its life-cycle the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix arises. The new phoenix is destined to live, usually, as long as the old one. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of the old phoenix in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (the city of the sun in Greek). The bird was also said to regenerate when hurt or wounded by a foe, thus being almost immortal and invincible — a symbol of fire and divinity


Will Shakespeare contributed a stanza on the enigmatic bird:

Now I will believe

That there are unicorns; that in Arabia

There is one tree, the phoenix' throne; one phoenix

At this hour reigning there.

D H Lawrence of Lady Chatterlay's Lover's fame used the phoenix as a symbol for rebirth in life.


On Sunday 18 March 2007 I did a posting on the Minister of Tourism labelling lady bloggers as , jobless and liars.

the merry band of liars
l-r Kak Teh of Choc a Blog, Marina of Rantings, Maria of Tok Mommy (then not a confirmed liar yet) and Noraina of Jalan Sudin.

Todays posting is fondly dedicated to a NOW confirmed liar Maria Samad aka Kak Ton , the hostess of MRT - Mee Rebus Tuesday.

a firestorm in blogosphere?

People, put on your seat belts; be seated; expected turbulence ahead. Already we have one younger sister scorching the wires with her Jalan Sudin Blog. Now, elder sister Maria has heralded this inter-monsoon season with her own blog. Be ready when the monsoon season starts and you can be assured that it will be a monsoon season of great ferocity.

Maria Samad was a journalist with Star and Bernama. I said was, thus my reference to the rise of the phoenix. This still sexy word-smith, gentle grandmother, gracious hostess WILL make a difference. She has fire in her belly. Bookmark her site. Tok Mommy will be your benchmark for sure. Welcome Maria. Whilst you blog, I will take care of your hubby Roslani. He and I will know how and where to make ourselves useful and occupied.



Kerp (Ph.D) said...

had a blast last tuesday!

aunty maria a.k.a Tok Mommy and Uncle R were such lovely people. MRT's a God-sent!



sometimes i just reflect on those "early" days following Rocky's and Jeff's first court "appearance". How we all gathered outside the High Court waiting for Edmund, Malik and Haris to tell us the outcome AFTER they have briefed the reporters.
How we firts met Walski,What A Lulu, and Elviza. And Malaysian Man...
Then we ALL had teh tarik and roti canai.

then Mee Rebus at Cafe 4-teen in section 14 came about becos Rocky just had to have Kak Ton's mee rebus. and the cafe was nice.
for the record, Kak Ton did not own nor was she running the cafe. It was her brother-in-law's. she was just supplying her mee rebus to some enthusiastic customers.
but, well...her affair with was short-lived becos of....never mind.

so....YAY! hidup mee rebus! and Happy blogging, Kak Ton!

A Voice said...

We can talk of great ideas and words of blogging, the need for unity and its causes (how diverse and even conflicting).

But it has been Kak Ton's simple weekly gesture of Mee Rebus for lunch on a Tuesday and teh cordial atmosphere that bind all bloggers together.

Can someone out there dedicate a poster to immortalise her Mee Rebus in this struggle by bloggers for free speech?

Hidup MRT! Hidup Bloggers!

ahiruDin aTTan said...

Agreed, A Voice.

And when Malaysia finally declares a day to be our own National Bloggers Day, mi rebus shall be a must on the menu.

Great tribute to the woman, Zorro!

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

Don't Flog Bloggers

When we wonder why bloggers care at all to blog
We know for sure they're not societal dead log
Unlike some arrogant individuals with minds to clog
Choosing specific dead horses as utter rubbish to flog

(C)Samuel Goh Kim Eng
Wed. 31st Oct. 2007