Friday, April 30, 2010

Ada gambar yang lebih cantik?

Every workday morning, I would always go to this stall to pack my usual morning coffee. Without my morning coffee, I would have a problem staying human through the first half of the day.

So anyway like most of these stalls, mamak owned or not, they would always sell cigarettes. As most of you know, the packaging of the cigarettes now include all these pictures of the bad effect of smoking such as throat cancer, lung cancer, dead foetus, etc.

One day while I was waiting for the Indonesian lady to make my coffee, I overheard a lady patron ordering a pack of cigarettes. When the stall owner handed her one pack, she said "Aiya... ada gambar yang lebih cantik"? (translation: Is there a nicer picture?).

Then the stall owner said "Okay, okay... kasi you gambar baby". (translation: Okay, okay, I will give you the one with the baby picture). The baby picture that he meant was the dead foetus.

I was like... what? 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Back stabber

I sometimes wonder about the term "back stabber". If lets say a team member of yours is not doing his/her job and your boss asked you about his/her work performance, would you tell your boss that everything is okay or would you tell the truth? If you told the truth, does that make you a "back stabber"?

I believe each of us need to take responsibility of what we are supposed to do. There shouldn't be a case of one person covering up facts to protect the other if all of us are taking that responsibility.

So before we condemn the "back stabber" to hell, perhaps we should first look at ourselves and analyse on whether what was "stabbed" about us is the truth. If indeed it is, then should we be blaming others for telling the truth?

I understand that a lot of truths spoken are for the purpose of bringing someone down. For those who back stab with those intentions, then to hell with them.

Then again, quoting a chinese saying, if you can sit properly and stand properly, why should you worry about what others say about you, right?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Manja nye

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just because ...

Just because you are capable, does that mean you can go on and on and on like an energizer bunny? Just because you are more experienced, does that mean you know everything? Just because you are more flexible, does that mean you can always bend backwards?