Your Weekend Entertainment: The Velvet Voice of Indonesia’s Hendri Rotinsulu

November 22, 2014

Your Weekend Entertainment: The Velvet Voice of Indonesia’s Hendri Rotinsulu

For this weekend, Dr. Kamsiah and I wish to present for your listeninga_003 pleasure the velvet voice of Indonesia’s Hendri Rotinsulu. The entertainer surely knows how to put life and passion into songs composed by composer, Ismail Marsuki.

May the songs we have chosen for you bring back wonderful memories of a bygone era when words and music convey so much meaning and passion. We dedicate Hendri’s renditions to all our friends around the world and thank them for their kindness and consideration.

True friends are hard to find and when we are fortunate to have met quite a few, we treasure them for their companionship and understanding. When it comes songs that touch the heart, we cannot help but to bring back the voice of Singapore’s Lady of Song, Kartina Dahari. For this weekend we pay tribute to her by presenting two of her songs for our mutual enjoyment.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Hendri Rotinsulu

A Tribute to Singapore’s Lady of Song

Kartina Dahari

Extra by Dewi Yull

Entertainment for this Weekend: Country Music and Songs

November 8, 2014

Entertainment for this Weekend: Country Music and Songs

Din and Kamsiah latestCountry music is one of our favorites and it has been a long time since we played songs by Marty Robbins, one of the greatest Country and Western singers to have come out of the United States. So for this weekend, we decided to play his songs about gunfighters and their feats.

Marty is followed by yet another country legend, Mr. Johnny Cash, who in his lifetime entertained millions of fans around the world. Let us leave our cares behind and enjoy listening Marty, and Johnny and his friends (from Folsom Prison). –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Marty Robbins

Johnny Cash and Friends

Extra: Remembering John Denver

Memories for The Weekend–Elvis Presley

November 2, 2014

Memories for The Weekend–Elvis Presley

Let us enjoy Elvis Presley, the Undisputed King of Rock N Roll. YesDin MericanK indeed, Elvis is a legend who will live till the end of time. He brings back memories for Dr. Kamsiah and I. Although we are of different generations, Elvis bridges the generational gap. Elvis from Memphis, Tennessee, was one of kind.

We dedicate this special presentation to all our friends, associates and readers. It does bring back the times long gone and memories of those wonderful people like our parents and friends who we grew up with but who are longer around. Enjoy the weekend while we all anxiously await the decision of the Federal Court on Sodomy 2 come next Tuesday or thereabout.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Let us listen to Jack Jones

October 12, 2014

Let us listen to Jack Jones before this Sunday Fades into Eternity

What a week it was, which ended with Najib’s NBOS Blue Ocean Strategy Budget Speech.  Read

BUT I do not know what he meant when he made this statement ( quoted below). Can someone out there help me since I cannot understand his high flown English:

“From an economic perspective, when we achieved independence 57 years ago, we developed the country based on agriculture before progressing to a modern industrialized economy. Next, we moved into the upper-middle income phase. We are now moving towards a services-based economy.

In brief, the objectives, principles and thrusts of the three Outline Perspective Plans, ten Malaysia Plans, New Economic Policy, National Development Policy, National Vision Policy and since 2010, the National Transformation Policy, have all focused on poverty eradication, increasing income and restructuring of society.

This is with the aim to achieve socioeconomic goals; diversify the commodity-based economy; human capital development; enhancing competitiveness of the public and private sectors; higher value chain; inclusive development; as well as transformation of the Government, economy, social and politics.

Clearly, our former leaders in their wisdom have carried out responsibilities to develop Malaysia in their own mold. The struggle started with Tunku Abdul Rahman, followed by Tun Abdul Razak who had implemented development and restructured society, to Tun Hussein who maintained peace and unity.


Tun Mahathir modernised the country while Tun Abdullah emphasised human capital development. Further,the present Government is committed to driving growth with a broader approach to place Malaysia on a strong foundation.”

I rather relax with Jack Jones and leave the interpretation of the above statement which I took from his 2015 Budget Speech in Parliament last Friday in your good hands. Here Jack Jones for your listening pleasure.–Din Merican





Merdeka 57: Let us celebrate the Occasion

Merdeka 57: Let us celebrate the Occasion

Best wishes from  us for this weekend. God Bless Malaysia. We need His Blessings because our politicians on both sides of the divide are competing hard to show us which side can make a bigger mess. Right now  Pakatan Rakyat, especially Hadi Awang and his crowd in PAS, in Selangor is way over the top. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican