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rakyat

@rakyat@hachyderm.io

Malaysian. Atheist/agnostic. Centre-left, live and let live. English/中文/Malay. Sometimes write about existential/technology/political/social stuff. Houseplant enthusiast.

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Ok I didn’t know that there’s so many Richiamo branches.

rakyat, to magASEAN
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Yesterday’s humble but low-key luxurious dinner at a Chinese mixed rice shop. Please ignore the unsightly way we stuffed tissue paper under the plate, we are not refined people.

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I just realised the irony that while KL people are buying up landed property in Semenyih to enjoy the countryside lifestyle, my friend who grew up in an orchard in Semenyih actually bought an apartment near KL to escape the countryside.

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Invested in the Tapo ecosystem simply because it’s wayy cheaper. The webcam is only 58 ringgit while the smart plug and bulb 30 ringgit each

rakyat,
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@afif They are also compatible with HomeKit right? I got a couple of smart plugs from them which I use though the ios home app.

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Read this thread for a taste of the non-bumi experience.

https://x.com/Kendogdoll/status/1791678595523551566

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Saw a turtle crossing a road with fast-moving cars today.

Couldn’t stop the car to help it unfortunately, hope that it safely crossed the road without being crushed by cars.

rakyat,
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Thanks to this I now have to repeatedly explain the difference between a freshwater turtle, a sea turtle, and a tortoise to people on Threads

rakyat,
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@ubi It IS a terrapin… a red-eared slider that most likely escaped someone’s home (what else?)

rakyat,
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@ubi The one I saw was right outside a housing area.

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I loveeee cats and I loveeee dogs but I feel like I'm only destined to have pet tortoises 🐢

rakyat,
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@irfan If you want a long-living pet that can probably outlive you, consider a large parrot. (Don’t actually, cuz apparently parrots outlasting their owners by a couple of decades is not uncommon & their kids ended up having to take care of the parrots)

rakyat,
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@ubi @irfan Even some fish, like “balloon” mollies

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The one and only Google product that OpenAI has replaced for me is Google Translate.

rakyat,
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@irfan Haha if it's a language I already kinda know, I can verify myself and if it's not... Google Translate is not really reliable anyway

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I can listen to Mariana Colin talk about Hellraiser all day on The Morbid Zoo channel.

"Being a member of any kind of counterculture means that all culture becomes strange by default and therefore counterintuitively easier to see with clarity."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZBFxX5Obyk

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Now it finally makes sense 💀

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The huge tree (around 5 stories tall?) right opposite my apartment window just came crashing down in the rain. Not sure if anybody was hurt (I think not because it’s raining heavily so few ppl are outside).

People kept burning rubbish right under that particular tree every day, so the tree was already half dead with burnt & hollowed trunk.

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Saw some Hong Kong lesbian couple content creators who migrated to Canada and hated it and now doing the whole “I love Malaysia how can I migrate there” schtick and I’m like… are you sure?

rakyat,
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@voyager I hope they think twice... sure, some of us speak cantonese here and the food is great, but they'll not be getting married here and much of the population is ultra religious and conservative.

Or maybe it's just a gimmick for content.

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Ashamed to be associated with these kids whose afraid of some competition

rakyat,
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@afif Sometimes I see South Africa being brought up and think, yeah striving for equity is good and let’s try to achieve that but SA’s not exactly a good analogy as my ancestors were not colonisers and were literally coolies

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I found this substance at the grocery store marked “gelatine halal sheets (vegetarian)” with no other information. They are transparent yellow-tinted thin sheets that are hard to snap and shatter a little when you do. I’ve dissolved about 10–15 grams in about 200 grams of stock and they do seem to be thickening it a little when left to cool. Any idea what this could be other than the gelatine I suspect it is?

Photo of the described substance wilting on a spoon after being in water

rakyat,
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@nickheer Probably agar-agar? Though usually they look more like this

rakyat, (edited ) to random
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Oh nice. Now we’re being referred to as “dogs and rats” because of the age-old UiTM quota issue.

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“Having a backyard beehive isn’t the answer to what’s ailing our ecosystem, because having a backyard is the problem […] The movement to save the honeybee is a small attempt at unwinding centuries of human intervention in our natural world, at undoing the harms of the modern food system, without having to sacrifice too much. No wonder so many of us wanted to believe.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2024/05/honeybees-at-risk-cultural-myth/678317/

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So I just noticed that the Fremen in Dune use “cyrsknife” as their weapon of choice and it led me to this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/dune/s/cnZWdgVf0R

rakyat,
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@gombang Yeah, I do understand. Just look at our languages, there’s as much Sanskrit as there are Arabic.

gombang, to random
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1 hari 1 kebodohan Kominfo lol

rakyat,
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@gombang But Substack, not Buttondown, is the one with the nazi problems

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