Archive for March, 2008

In 1998-99 Malaysia was hit with one of its worst economical disaster, but we prevailed albeit a bit of sacrifice here and there. Regardless of what people may think of what happened at that time, we did, as best as we could in Asia to cope up with the loss and tried to gain back as much wealth and dignity as we possibly could; and yet after so long till today why things feels like there has not been much change?

Since 2004 Malaysians had to go through a whole lot of different changes, and through all these changes we had to endeavor the scrutiny of the outside world that the incompetence we are facing would persists until we change a different Prime Minister. But what I would like to know is; would it really make any difference at all?

Lets face it, Power drives men into doing things they never thought they could do before they obtained it, before all the speeches about new manifestos, new reformations and policies. Promises that left hung in the back yard with the rest of the promises made before coming to power. It has been proven time and again that power can change a person inside out without even the slightest hint of warning. It seems that one would ‘fade’ into non-existence when gripped with so many ‘responsibilities’/’obligations’ towards the people, which is another word for Power.

A ‘clean’ government eh? We may all want to believe this,but it never existed. In the true core of every politician as I see it is: Hypocrites. Being hypocritical does not necessarily mean they(politicians) are ALL evil or unfit to lead their people or party, NO. Quite the contrary actually, being hypocritical is; for lack of a better word Essential for their survival. That is why party-hopping in Malaysia is rampant as the frogs themselves envy every politician ever existed.(with the exception of the PMs from the1957 onwards I reckon, but I wasn’t born yet then.)

Why do I say being hypocritical is important for politicians is well: politicians are also Humans. We humans as primates as we are ,are survivalists. Yet all species on this planet are; and the key word here is :Survival. Politicians need to take care of ‘their own skin’ as bad as they want to help ‘the people’ they cannot ignore this right? I mean no one can ignore this fact. So joining with the right parties at the most opportune times and at the most unexpected moment is what make these people good at what they do. So in essence we can’t ‘truly’ blame them for being/acting that way but we also cannot deny that they are being selfish and hypocritical.

In Malaysia there is a saying, sort of a hush-hush among party representatives, and its pretty common since Dr. Mahathir time, ‘Pandai-pandai cari makanlah…’ in essence and not direct translation to English(which is really weird and funny) it means ‘one should know when to take advantage(to gain wealth)’ . But in other countries there maybe same quotes as this but in different ‘half-truths’ or ‘undefinable-yet-obvious-quotes’. You could say its an age old saying, or it only picked up recently that I’m not so sure.

Not all is lost for ‘our’ politicians, or ANY politicians on this planet. If there is one thing I know they are good at is getting people to agree on issues that is critical and important for the public to be aware of and therefore do something about it. Not more on the ‘telling’ the people what should’ve be done but ‘convincing’ people what must be done for a better quality in life. Sadly this too is being abused, but I’m not going into that today. Not worth my time to think about that now.

What is worth thinking is; How do you know which politician to vote for and which one you should avoid listening to?

Worth thinking, No?

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Everything And Nothing…

Posted: March 30, 2008 in life
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Sometimes in life you reach a point wherein you can’t tell whether you are at your limit to succeed in life or you have only just begun to be successful. They say you measure success in 6 C’s, and some might argue success is where things start to get easier in your life. But lets not joke ourselves; Life is not always Fair,and if Life was easy[or if it gets easier] then the suicide rates in most major developed countries would not rise to mythic proportions now would it?

Not that I’m saying success is impossible to reach, and I’m not talking about success only in terms of wealth generated. Succeeding in a relationship is as important gaining more zero’s in your bank account(provided there is a number Other than ‘0’ in front of all that zero’s). But sometimes we forget ourselves in our pursuit of success; sometimes we use phrases like ‘Saving up for the future..’ or ‘Whatever wealth I can generate today, will promise me a better life tomorrow..’ and more of something along that line. Maybe not exactly those phrases but about the same, and we have used them and told them not only to ourselves(either for self-motivation or to comfort others) but also to those closest to us.

What I’m saying is, in pursuit of our own version of ‘happiness’ for ourselves and those around us we forget that there are other people that are so close to us, that knows us more than we do; are kept ‘side-lined’ for the remainder of our life. Yes, there are those that would claim ‘It’s all about balancing work and family/life equally..’ or one of the most common ‘ Work Hard, Play Hard’.. and I think to myself as I used to say these lines..at those times, I was really kidding myself.

One day, when all the cars and the shiny blings you have would be for naught If you’re all alone in your $2 Million mansion, waiting for another woman to finish her ‘touch-ups’, another chick you picked up the night before that you probably think she is named after a designer purse or a luxury womens’ undergarment. But of course this kind of thing every man would dream of, yet is it worth it? Worth thinking, no?

Most would definitely disagree with me, I mean let’s face it yeah? Having a Lamborghini and/or an Evolution-X parked in your garage is an awesome reality to wake up to.(Especially if you’re waking up next to a Carmen-Electra look-alike or a Japan Idol like Maria Ozawa.) Maybe I’m not filthy rich yet but I do know I’m pretty well off. Then why do I feel something is missing in my life? Or in the lives of those that are connected to mine? If it’s only ‘my’ life that I think is empty, I wouldn’t bother typing this right now..but…something is missing..and I can’t quite put my finger on it.

Is having everything(or almost everything) means you must feel nothing in the end? And is feeling nothing in the end, means that all that you have done in life was ‘for’ nothing? I’d like to find the answer to this stupidity before I end up six feet underground. Or maybe before I check myself into a mental institute, whichever comes first…