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Tragedi MLM

Vimalan Arumugham

So this is going to be really long essay about MLM (Multi-Level Marketing).

I’m not referring to Insurance or Amway or Avon, this company has been there for decades and they have legitimate products and services. (I’m not doing any of this and please don’t approach me as my parents have a cupboard full of insurance policies for me and my siblings)

So, when my parents are approached by their friends or customers to come to their MLM business introductory talk, I become the scapegoat of the family.

“I will send my son, he will explain to me later” – My parents

This has been happening since I was 15, and as I got older, I started going for the sake of my friends. Well, these friends are the ones that you forgot they exist; you would have just met them at a school reunion. They will start being so caring and offer to bring you out for a tea and BOOM!! You will be in a room watching a man screaming and shouting as if he is constipated followed by cheering from the crowd for no reason as if they’re possessed.

If you have the guts, punch this friend who brings you to places like this without informing you earlier as I didn’t have the guts to do so. Pls!! If possible scream “HEBAAAT!!!!” Before landing your fist on their face. I’ve seen so many MLM companies, been to their talks and trust me, I’m dumb but I can draw their “Best Business Plan in the world” upside down or left to right and I can imitate them so perfectly. One common thing among this company is their blood sucking plan that promises you the perfect luxurious life if you bring more members.

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24 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - September 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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Cadbury

Ria Verma

This is not a fictional story, though I wished that it were. This is my story, the story, which I had told to many close friends, and the people who mean a lot to me, but I felt that nobody understands the gravity of such incident on a little person. They just brushed it aside as an incident that has to be forgotten. No it will never be forgotten or go away.

I was 6 when it happened. A beloved cousin who was much, much older, came to work in the same estate as we lived. He had a car, which was a big deal back then. I adored him; he always had a surprise in his car, a Cadbury chocolate! Just for me, not for sharing but only if I went for a drive with him. And my mother will let me run and get into the car. Then it starts, the hand slips into my dress on top, while I ate the chocolate bar. I didn’t understand the feeling I had when he did so except that the chocolate was tasty and that’s all I remembered for most of the time. Then I’m let off the car and I run back home happily. Read more…

14 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - June 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm

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I want to be a Doctor

Sharmini Jana

I grew up watching several parents boasting around announcing to the whole taman and where ever they go on how their children has always wanted to be a doctor ever since they were young. May it be a wedding function, temple thiruvizha, family reunion or wherever they go, there’s always an aunty somewhere talking about this:

Girl-ke/Boy-ke chinne pille-le iruntey doctor aganum nu aasai.

 

These ‘self-announcements’ are done once their children obtained good results for their UPSR/PMR, yes I’m not kidding. When the child managed to get into the science stream, the child is automatically labeled as a doctor by the family without even knowing the child’s real interest/talents and most importantly, the parents are not even aware of the child’s current performance in the class. Once the SPM/STPM results are announced, these are the same parents who either blame/curse the education system/examination paper marking system/ university intake procedure;

Intha varusam nambe pillingeh result eh kavutetanungeh, ellam vote kage tan. Ippo partiya epdi achu nu…

Class le ivanodeh mosama padikeravanunke ellam nalla result tukki kuduterekanungeh, avanungeh aalu.. en magan sonna. Paavingeh..ipdi senjitanungeh…


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They would twist and turn the whole ‘self-announcement’ according to the result/courses offered. Read more…

8 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - December 26, 2013 at 6:26 am

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“What did I do wrong?”

Vin Navinder Kumar

When you have children (regardless son or daughter), please do your level best to give them the best life possible. The best life doesn’t mean showering them with tech-toys and money, but giving them love and attention.

The current tsunami of serials on the Tamil channels will get you ladies glued to the screen. At the same time, you men will be working hard day and night and expect your wife to take care of the family (or you would just get pissed drunk with your friends). End of the day, the child will be orphaned even with both the parents around. This is where the complication starts.

The child needs attention and the child will do its best to get it one way or another. Usually, the sons would start vandalizing, then start with the smoking and drinking, and then he goes into a deeper level. He’ll mix with the wrong crowd, do the wrong things, live a wrong life and then die before his time (by getting stomped in the lockup or getting shot or becoming a victim to gang warfare). And then you mothers start crying “What did I do wrong?

Why did your son follow that path in life? Because his parents weren’t there to guide him at the age he needed it most. The parents had neglected the child.

Now, when it comes to your daughters, you know the truth would hurt much more. You’ve probably read the news. Stories like Damini (the rape victim from India) or Nurin, or the recent “cosplay murder”.

You know a lot of things are happening. May your daughter be a 1 year old or whatever, she is always in danger in this society. Still you ignore those and let her do what she wants. What she wants is your attention. When you don’t give it to her, she gets it from people who give the attention she craves just to exploit her.

See how being neglected can impact a child’s behavior…

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - November 13, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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Teacher, siapa orang Hindu ni?

Cheryl Fernando

This article was originally published by MI and somehow I knew the author, and its’ republished with permission.

I teach in a school where all, except two, of the students are Malays. As a result, they are hardly aware of the existence of other races. It doesn’t help that I have a name like Cheryl Ann Fernando. “Adik Fernando Torres ke? Cikgu orang apa?” were the most common questions when I first started teaching.

My students find it hard to comprehend how I can be Indian and Christian at the same time. When I mentioned once how I was going to the church, they stared at me in silence. “Gereja tahu tak?” I asked. “Tak tahu la teacher!”

So, for the next ten minutes, I did a mini lesson on places of worship. The next week, I showed them pictures of the different races, their traditional costumes, places of worship and celebrations. I explained to my students how race is different from religion. Read more…

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - October 2, 2013 at 6:00 am

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Makan Di Bathroom

 

SK Durai

 

During my school visits, I’ve seen many type of difficulties being faced by the school kids. Some of the schools are in a condition where they do not even have proper materials resorting them to study in a deplorable condition. Some of the more shocking cases are kids studying inhaling toxic wastes from nearby factories and eating in canteens infested with poisonous snakes.

These are the cases that I’ve personally seen. To this date, the kids are still studying in the same condition. All these cases are a norm in Tamil schools and Orang Asli schools. Neglected and denied proper facilities, the kids are studying in a condition I’ve only seen in countries like India and Cambodia.

Recently,

“A 12-year-old pupil from Batu Berendam, Melaka, lodged a police report yesterday alleging that her disciplinary teacher had called her a prostitute after mistakenly blaming her to be part of a group that had made noise and created trouble for another teacher.” Read more…

41 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - July 23, 2013 at 4:02 am

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All I want in life…

I’m re-sharing this beautiful piece of expression by a friend of mine – SK Durai

Sharan Suresh

I’m a woman, born into a wrong anatomy. My birth was such, probably, to make a difference in the world, and to open the eyes, minds and heart of those who are ignorant. Life is always filled with surprises, but what happens when you are born with a surprise? That’s how I was born. Facing rejection, being a subject of hate, disgust to others, others who are common, who love to label themselves as “normal”. But those normal people out there forgot that I’m as real and human as they are too.

Having discovered my true identity, I am on a journey to pursue with completing myself, so that I may seem common, and may seamlessly fit in. I’m tired of the lime-light, the staring and the gossips. I am who I am. I have a little heart, which beats just like yours. It feels all emotions that any common person would feel too: happy, sad, hurt, content, angry, you name it… Then why do you look at me as if I’m some sort of an alien?

In my heart, I have dreams like you, and wishes too. My dreams are not so big. God has blessed me with loving parents and a very loving husband. But because of society’s rejection due to the blind faith and ignorance of others, I’m a slave to my birth defect. I cannot legally be bound to my love. Thus, there are no rights to protection and civil benefits for us in the country that I and my father, and his father was born in. Read more…

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - June 23, 2013 at 3:03 am

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Pertunjukan Bontot

 

SK Durai

 

The blog is purposely written in Bahasa Malaysia and it was written ‘rojak’ style.

Isu ini telah dibincangkan oleh banyak pihak, dan adalah antara isu yang paling hot kebelakangan ini. Isu tunjuk backside. Walaupun ini adalah isu yang amat sensitif, tapi nampaknya pihak berkuasa tidak sedar bahawa pertunjukan bontot adalah acara biasa dan telah dilakukan oleh beberapa bekas tentera sebelum ini.

Dibawah kita boleh melihat pertunjukan bontot yang dilakukan oleh bekas tentera di depan rumah Cik Ambiga. Sila perhatikan betul betul. Lihat berapa ramai orang tunjuk bontot. Walaubagaimanapun, pertunjukan bontot secara berkumpulan adalah tidak salah sama sekali!

Pertunjukan yang mantap

Malah, ia digalakkan untuk kesihatan badan. Read more…

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ragedindian - September 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

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Unity brings dumb and dumber together.

Ruban Stop trying to unite a race. Be it uniting the Malay race or uniting the Indian race or uniting the Penan race for the matter. When humans gather in a group of like minded peers, they collectively behave stupidly. They become dumber. The idea that they will work together and pull resources and progress forward when they are among their peers is a myth. An overblown  myth. Let there be diversity. Let there be opposing camps.  Let there be different ideas. Let there be people who disagree. After all, no one is right all the time and no one group knows whats best for all of us all the time. Diversity of thoughts, ideas, believes and goals among a social group is strength. This diversity is what would push us to work and strive for excellence. harder. This is what that would bring genuine progress. Not sitting together with like minded idiots slapping each others backs, thinking there is strength in numbers.disney jumpers for sale

” Enna Macha, Mutteya? Amma Mamme, ni eppedi? Nannu Periya Mutte thaaaaaa!”

This rule applies to all aspects in life, including politics cheap water slides. Make no mistake. BN is doing all that it is doing today not because of any other reason. Its because the dissenting voice is getting bigger. Read more…

4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by ruban - February 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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Intellectuals and Bigots: Siapakah Anda?

Nedumaran Elangovan

I have found myself reading more and more of MIC blogs, ever since the USM bomber Jaana’s case (Highlighted by brother Durai in RagedIndian). To be frank, I never bothered reading any Indian blogs (except Ragedindian). I came across this particular blog ‘Youths Intellectual Mind’. Reading a few articles, and I felt so much pity for this young writer. So smart and full of vigor, but been brainwashed and turned into a political bigot.

Here you see a typical pro-BN hate vendor, following the template of many other ‘pejuang’ blogs. Micro issues being blown out of proportion and no mega issues being stated.

The first thing I thought of is that, why is the writer so bigoted? Bigot, but still calling himself intellectual? What happened to the voice of reason? Aren’t intellects supposed to be open to constructive criticism, argument and rebut their skeptics with facts? That’s what I believe, but why does this intellect have a closed commenting system on his blog? Why are only comments that are positive being approved by the penulis? Then you come up saying that most comments are politically motivated and are harassing you.

IMG 1: I imagine this is the writers ‘intellectual’ logic. Read more…

10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by nedu - February 3, 2012 at 9:43 am

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