ANONYMOUS TEXT MESSAGE circulating in Jakarta, reflecting Indonesia's distrust of foreign troops. The government has limited aid missions in Aceh to three months
"So much has been raised, but so little has come my way. Is all the money going to Aceh?"
ARIFFIN MANSOOR, Malaysian fisherman, on the shortage of relief aid in Kedah state, where 2,300 fishing boats were destroyed by the Dec. 26 tsunami
"Today we're just teaching them how to pray in these difficult times."
SUTRISNI, elementary school principal in Indonesia's Aceh Besar, on the reopening of schools in the devastated region
"Judging from the achievements of your work, I should say that 70% of what you have done has been pretty good."
BO XILAI, China's Commerce Minister, on his counterpart, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans. The Communist Party gave the same approval rating to Mao Zedong
"One of the things I've learned is that sometimes words have consequences you don't intend them to mean. 'Bring them on' is a classic example."
GEORGE W. BUSH, the U.S. President, expressing regret for two statements he made during his first term. The other was his promise that the U.S. would bring in Osama bin Laden "dead or alive"
"Turn on the light, identify yourselves, and explain what you are doing!"
KIM MOON SOO, South Korean legislator, as Chinese security agents raided a press conference on North Korean refugees in Beijing and shut off the electricity, resulting in a 12-hour standoff
"I sprayed half and drank half."
CHINNA KOTESHWAR RAO, farmer in India's Andhra Pradesh state, on the growing practice of using cola as crop pesticide. Coca-Cola calls such use of its product "totally ineffective"
"Let Us Trim Our Hair in Accordance With Socialist Lifestyle."
TITLE OF A TV SERIES in North Korea, where the government is directing men to see their barbers twice a month