Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Minutes To A Meeting

Minutes to the discussion from late night teh tarik session of the gang of three (no longer four as someone didn't turn up) :

Mini IPods and Motorola phones (those real nifty new ones) can be obtained in the US at lower prices. The tall one has been asked to confirm when he flies there this week. A quick check at Amazon.com before the session by Resurrected shows that MP3 players (those low end Apacer and Creative ones) are pricier there. Resurrected can't afford a new phone at the moment since he wants a MP3 player. Hence he did not bother checking for phone prices.

Sex with virgins can be nightmarish. Let's just say the true story related to the meeting involved screaming, thwarted attempts (not because of the lack of consent mind you) and no sex on the night of the first attempt. Traumatising. Thank goodness it took place succesfully the next day :P

Drivers who tailgate other cars should be smacked on the head. They should also look at their own cars before trying to tailgate Resurrected's car. Resurrected doesn't like speeding but these people just force him to accelerate. This concerns annoying people who honk when the traffic light just turned green as well. And when you actually move, they get left behind so far, you wonder why they even bother honking. This is a common situation here in Malaysia. Impatient.

There is so much materialism around us nowadays. It's all nice to earn money and spend but there is a need to be tactful when asking questions regarding personal finances. Not out loud in public obviously. It is also annoying when a person links whatever it is that's being discussed to money. And penny-pinching is an absolutely silly thing to do when one misses the big picture.

Career growth is a real problem in Malaysia Inc. A common complaint is the lack of opportunities and unfair practices. There is also a lack of focus on career planning in Malaysian firms generally. Some people get stuck because they are so good, they isn't any desire by management to move them along.

Spirituality and religion should not be considered mutually exclusive. There is some disagreement here when it is commonly perceived that spirituality comes naturally with religion. But to me, spirituality is more importantly an awareness of self and surroundings, not a set of beliefs. To the tall one, spirituality is more likely in a religious person, religion being a guiding force. Both agree that it is hard for
others to see the spiritual side of a non-religious person. I am grateful for the sort of exposure I've received in the past, which I think balances my secular, logical self.

How risky it is to uproot oneself from home when the opportunity arises? There are so many factors to consider. Ageing parent, commitments here, family, spouse, et cetera. I for one have shown more and more willingness to take the risk. But it's easier said than done. At the end of the day, one must be happy with the choice.

At 2 a.m., Resurrected may have trouble discerning between a 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock turn at the roundabout. And he may also talk to dogs he meets along the way while driving. At 4 a.m., he starts asking if everyone is happy.


At December 29, 2004 12:14 am, Blogger iblogme said...

Some teh-tarik sessions can be insightful. :P

Spirituality and religion are not the same. I used to equate religious piousness with spiritualism, but not anymore. The latter deals with the soul while the former touchees more of the physical aspects.

SW (smiling widely) when reading the last paragraph.

At January 05, 2005 12:25 am, Blogger Resurrected said...

iblogme : i do enjoy these sessions but its rare, as we are all too busy. i'm not sure if i'm good company at such odd hours, but i do say really weird things :P

as for spirituality, its hard to find a balance with a hectic lifestyle. i'm trying to get my grip back


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