Monday, March 31, 2008


Making this a fast one. So it's gonna be all over the place. The 1Q has ended and things are great, as usual. But I know better. It's close to a disaster, if I am to put some of my own measures into what it could have been. I know I am not at my best, not at my hungriest. Damn, not even hungry. Just ambling along, doing my thing (which has been pretty decent I might add) and taking things as they come (which is a good thing, really. I take punches really well nowadays).

I have not grabbed things by the scruff of the neck. Have not been making hard calls. Have allowed boredom to seep in. Yes I am still doing well, and am still passionate about getting things right, getting the best. But somehow I have let situations go. Have not been determined enough to take charge of situations. There's a frightening (small) amount of apathy and cynicism coming to the fore, mainly caused by perceived inability to change things due to more powerful forces. But no, I have to be foolish enough to do things right, to do things which are excellent, to perform my duties to my best possible ability.

1 more Q to the FYE. 3 more Qs to the CYE. Must get hungry, get foolish.

In other news, end of 1Q08 marks the end of my bond.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Public Service Broadcast

I wish people would stop talking and thinking in the context of race. I hate it when politicians make speeches that says "Kita semua Melayu, Cina dan India....yadda yadda yadda". It never fails to make me cringe. Yes, I sound idealistic but I am not unaware of the divisive nature of current politics, governance and mindset, which are all very difficult to dismantle. I am sure there's a racist in us, big or small, dormant or active. But really, it takes just a bit of maturity and rational thinking to get over it and focus on things that matter: how well will the elected government serve all of us and the country?

So, don't forget to vote.

PS: Don't we have more articulate and intelligent people standing for elections? The pickings are really quite poor.