Monday, 18 July 2011
The Malays have a way of saying it....berdesing telinga....which roughly translated has the same nuance as what you would feel when someone gives you a piece of his or her mind when he or she disagree with what you have done! And many disagreed with what I have posted these last few days....or it should really be ...those that disagreed took the effort of letting me know what they thought of me! I have been called many names in my lifetime and there will be many more that will come flying at me as I go through what is left of my life. But really when all is said and done, who am I to you? All that I am able to do is to push the right button to make you jump. Chill brother. Let me story you about a few silly things I have done (and writing about u know who is not one of them!)
The silliest thing I have done in my life started while I was on a Qantas flight 30 minutes from landing at Sydney airport many many years ago. I have never been to Sydney and the plane was going to be in Sydney on transit only for a few hours. I decided that I wanted to see the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the time the plane was on the ground. The plane landed, I rented a car and got a road map. Took some instructions from the Car Hire company as to the general directions of where the Sydney Opera Houses was and off I went. I did see the Opera House and crossed the Harbour Bridge and got back on the plane on time. It was only after the plane took off from Sydney that I realized that if I had time to think, that would have been something common sense will tell me NOT to do!
Marrying my wife in London at 21 after I have been asked to return to KL by my Father because I have quit studying would also be another silly thing I did - on hindsight! Fortunately at 64 year old I am still married to the same lady that I married at 21 - we still prefer each other's company to anyone else (well at least I would!). Tonight she just made me nasi goreng for dinner while I did do the ironing this afternoon so that she will not have to do it later tonight. So life is good...between us.
Here is the thing with life. The world I choose to live in is all okay...it is the outside world that has problems and bring problems. Unfortunately I do have to go outside once in a while....no make that I do want to go outside once in a while...and when I do the outside world hits me in the face full on!
In my infinite wisdom (it should really be in my moments of utmost stupidity) I thought I would do the "grand gesture" of putting my innermost thoughts into the public domain and see if I can make people understand what is in my head. Why do I want to hantam DSAI? It really is quite simple....the same reason you guys want to hantam me. Anger. And again, in my infinite wisdom, I thought that I could carry my argument over to you guys and "discuss" these things like reasonable people. No can do lah. Too many red necks out there - for those of you who are not to sure what a red neck is...it is time you stop reading what I am writing. Go and watch TV instead...any cartoon program will do!
No guys I am not being big headed or arrogant. Sometimes it is just impossible to make people understand that biduan and banduan are two different things. I do not mind if you take your time to work out things in your head but when you start writing faster than you can think...then YOU have a problem, not me.
Impossible to make others understand that maybe...just maybe there is another way of looking at things. Ask yourself this....why is DSAI intensely disliked by his "friends?" Even now he has so many friends around him....but friends who advises him in their own interest not his! Anyway...back to me!
What pulls me through life is the fact that to me life is never taken too seriously. I never ever take my self seriously. I am amazed that there are people who will read what I write...that this 64 year old guy in Adelaide...can make people (most of them are mysteriously called anonymous) tell me to go shove that part of my anatomy that sits on my shoulder - shove in into that part of my anatomy which does not normally see the sun. An impossible feat but what do they care...they still want me to try!
Life is to be lived. Once in a while I do get that "high and mighty" syndrome and I start to want to preach to those few of you that still support DSAI (oppss...there seems to be more then a few!)...never mind lah. Whatever I do you can be sure of this... always I will read again what I write just before I post it on my blog...and if it kicks me in the guts...then I know I have done a good copy of what you guys will want to read.
In closing I want you guys to do what my daughter taught her daughter (my grand daughter) to do very early in life (when she was just about two years old)......when things gets a just a bit too much and starts to overwhelm her she will tell Izzy to "CHILL"...and I swear to you all that Izzy does understand and she "CHILL'S". So guys....."CHILL".