Well hello hate mail! This post of mine had elicited a comment from a Mr. “Joe” from FASS who wishes to remain annonymous because he’s telling me off. Rather fun isn’t it? Read on. Only yesterday was I yapping on the radio about me never getting any hate mail. Tsk tsk, I guess I’ve jinxed myself! Anyway, read on.
First he started of with:
I suppressed a cringe when I saw “the” spelled with “da” and the sweeping generalisation that I wear “thick mascara”. No, Joe, mascara is that thing you put on your lashes. That dark coloured pigment on my eyes is called the eyeliner. Or CALAK MATA to be exact. You know, the kind Middle Eastern women wear?
Dui ma, I YEARN for the day where my readers used to solely consist of people with A SENSE OF HUMOR who would NEVER post anything like this! Did this post sound like I was actually SERIOUS? Even SHE (link removed by request of blog owner) wasn’t offended and she was wearing a “VOTE FOR ME” gray t-shirt today! 😉 (Hi you! Hehe).
Boring orang ani eh.
Oh oh, Joe wasn’t kidding though about them banners at the parking lot! IT IS REALLY THERE! TALL AND HUGE! And because Joe requested it:
That. is. basar. All I have to say to this is, if this couldn’t get them FBEPS students to vote, then I would just simply have to conclude that they are all VISUALLY IMPAIRED?
This whole hate mail business is quite funny. Ahh well, “the price of fame” as Miss Ness so eloquently put it. My comments really towards these “hate mail” as I’ve termed them, it is very hard to take someone seriously when what they care about are just inconsequential issues such as THICK MAKEUP and TIGHT CLOTHES. I have seen this, not only here on my humble blog, but a lot in Brunei.
In this post of mine at GVO, there was a comment regarding Datin Hayati in BR’s blog during the aftermath of the MIB Forum Perdana (which he has already deleted from his blog):
Its always been a struggle for women to be included in the Boys Only Club. I dont know why. Why do they want to join the Boys Only Club? Men dont want to join Women Only Club as far as I know. Whats her intention?
I remember last time our Mufti said something about women in the judging business should adhere to Islamic Values including to wear a hijab. Anyone remember about that? I wish she turn a corner and wear a hijab all the time and not only during official function.
Aside from the obvious sexist comment, again, a focus on minor issues which should be on the sidelines. Why is her personal choice suddenly brought forward as if it hinders her ability to become a judge?
How fair is that?
Therefore, construct real arguments. Stay on the main topic. Avoid throwing any personal attacks. Be coherent and clear. Make sure there are no grammar/vocabulary faux pas. Because really, if you don’t, no one would ever take you seriously.