Sharapova vs My Little Sakura

I don’t know how I missed the last match up. I thought I was following the tennis scene close enough…
Ah but anyway, here is the
matchup again: a tantalizing meeting between the current glam queen of tennis (who can actually win tournaments!) and my all time favourite ladies tennis player, Martina Hingis.
Did I mention that I was moved almost to tears on the news that her ankle injury forced Hingis to retire 3 years ago? And did you know that I was moved almost to tears that she has decided to pop back onto the scene?
Hingis is doing well now, but she is not in Mauresmo’s powerplay league, although I do love a tennis match that relies more on brain than brawn. That, I think, is why I really love Hingis so much… she’s not a huge power player, but one who actually plays watchable tennis.
During Hingis’s absence I admit to taking a liking to the Russion beauty, but in this matchup, there is only one person I want to see win. And that’s my cute little sakura, just as I remembered her in 1998 during Wimbledon.

Burning? What burning?

Just the other day I was thinking about the world-wide reaction to the whole Prophet Mohammad cartoon business, and it suddenly popped to my mind that Malaysia wasn’t really in the picture. Just when I’m thinking it’s a miracle the muslims here didn’t do anything, I read
Granted, it isn’t as big a reaction as some of the violence we’ve seen. I don’t think there’s anything wrong in expressing disapproval at all, as long as it’s done in a peaceful manner. What’s puzzling (or rather *not* puzzling) is the fact that this isn’t featured in the local media at all. Or at least in a prominent way. I mean, we’re talking 3000 strong protesters here.
Was there a suppression (shudder) or it is simply time for me to pick up the bloody papers these few days?