Monday, September 15, 2008

An Night Out... Revisited

Decided I have, tonight go out, I do not. Its mostly due to not wanting to drink for awhile. Well, mostly its about my health. My body is heavily abused as it is already! 

So opted out, I have.

In fact I'm pretending to have forgotten about tonight's drinking session. More fulfilling, find I, blogging than in pubs,smashed  I get.

Besides, I got many things to ponder about especially about business. However, that would soon be in another posting... Its public holiday tomorrow in Sabah, so I've got time to spend for blog-posting.  

The pros and cons of tonight's decision?

Pros: Healthier mind and body
Cons: Disappointed fans.
Decision: with healthier mind and body, endeavor I will to make up time lost.

I'm starting to sound like fucking Yoda..... 

MalaysiaKini SMS 15/09/08

Anwar Ibrahim told a 25,000 strong rally tonight in Kelana Jaya Stadium that he had the numbers to form a new government tomorrow.

ISA : Incredibly Sad Arse

On 12th September 2008, Tan Hoon Cheng, reporter for the Chinese paper, Sin Chew Daily was arrested by the SS.... sorry ISA, where she would be detained for the next 18 hours before being released. Upon her release, she was said to be frightened during her captivity but who wouldn't be?

There were so many countless others like, Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Jeffery Kitingan to name but a few. These people were incarcerated for years as the ISA is empowered to detain individuals for 2 years without trial. Some were given extensions. So we cannot really say much about the ISA's system except that it is whimsical just like any other government agencies.

What I'm getting at is with the ISA's sudden spot checks and arrests is enough to strike fear into their victims' being. The fear of the unknown is being used to intimidate whoever the ISA's prey may be. I remember, when I was still growing up, my political relative was also living in fear since we were opposition during those days. 

Without anything much to add to this sad,sad episode in this generation's history, I must say that I'm feeling sicker as the day goes by. I am yearning for the change of government just like many others here in this nation.

Meanwhile, Zaid Ibrahim (left), tendered his resignation as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department today, as protest against the government's use of the ISA. 

I have to say that I admire this principled man for standing by his beliefs especially in times like nowadays.

"We have a government that commits to laws and reforms, we can't be using old-style politics or resort to creating fear. We have laws and they (the detainees) should be charged in court. If my position is untenable, I will leave," Zaid Ibrahim during the recent MalaysiaKini interview

Now the question is; what's next?

Today's date is 15th September 2008. Tomorrow is suppose to be the deadline of the change government. I'm doubting it but at the same time I'm hoping for it to happen.

Why am I hoping, one might ask?

It's only because I want to breathe the same air that I breathed in on 8th March 2008, the night of when the Opposition caused a major dent in the Umnoverse...


I'm brooding... again.

In fact, I've been doing that a lot since I've taken over the running of this company. I can't say what is the nature of our business but what I can say is that, it will involve lots amount of money.

And that's my topic of the day.


In my experience, it has both been a blessing and a curse. A blessing because money can alleviate many financial woes. A curse because money can elevate many financial woes. 

I am often surprise of human nature when it comes to dealing with money. When they can see and calculate how much they would make, a killing mostly, then we are sure to expect a mad rush coming. They will be devoid of all decency and common sense when it comes to making tons of money; to the point they would forget about the company that needs nurturing.

For me, I see this business as giving me a job and salary. I don't need to make tons of salaries. I just need enough to get through the day. Well, I would probably buy a fancy new handphone in the market. 

But that's not my point. My point is millions is not for me personally. I would see the millions as an opportunity to create jobs and help the community. I would think on how to improve my staffs' welfare. I would think of how to ensure the longevity and stability of my company to pass on to the next generation of the family.

But millions for my own personal consumption is not for me.

I don't love money but that doesn't mean I don't respect money.

So I do respect money.

I respect money like a loaded gun.

Too bad my partner don't share the same view point as me. From my conversations with him today felt like he is unloading lots of stuff out from our company. It appears that he doesn't want to have anything to do with us in the future. I later found out that he has had conversations that the bulk of the money is to be made at the outside instead from inside the company. That he can also call the shots by moving a team of free-lancers to support our company or not. That he will be in a position to demand for increase or else he'll pull his support away.

I may not be as street-smart nor aggressive as him. 

But I'm certain that we'll prevail because of one thing;

I don't fuck with the law of nature.

I believe that I was put here where I am today by unseen forces. I never asked for it. In fact I never wanted it. 

I just want to be happy and I don't need millions to that. Sure it'll help alleviate lots of stuff but it can also elevate lots of problems that we don't need like greed, jealousy and pride. Most of the time I wish I don't have these problems but at the same time I need some of the money for my own household. So I'll just accept what is bestowed upon me and do the best I can with it.

I pray to God for wisdom in every decision-making that I have to make so that I don't lose money or make people jealous and angry.

But most of all... I pray that I won't lose my soul.

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