And so is my office.....
Updates - March 1 2009 :
Stressing a point at the Matu District map on display during his visit around the exhibition
Fifty or 50. What’s so special about being 50? The feeling is special. Indeed the number 50 is special. 50 is the passing mark for most examinations. 50% discount is everybody’s favorite in the shopping mall. 50-50 is probably the fairest deal we can offer. And so is being 50 years of age a.k.a. 50 years OLD. Some may have grandchildren to play with or at least children old enough to be treated as buddies.
The feeling of being 50 is great. It’s like being in the middle of somewhere. We have seen the first half and now it’s about looking forward to the next half. The first half was all about strategy, plans and dreams for the next half. So the next half will be looking forward for the reality of those strategy, plans and dreams.
If life begins at 40, reality begins at 50 which means there has been 10 years of actions. Success, achievements and progress will be seen thereon, maybe at different level to everyone. There will be no failure cos nobody will fail. Some hiccups along the way is just part of the process toward success. Success and achievement may come early to some but maybe a little bit late to others, so there will be no failure.
Looking back at the earlier days, I don’t have many photos to share. Actually I was photo-phobia before school days. I used to hide when I see people taking photos. And of course, camera was something very rare then.
Very serious and camera-phobia look!! Somewhere in the early 1960s
1972 - Now this guy is posing for the camera.
Taken in Kuching before leaving for Semanjung for my secondary education
under the sponsorship of Sarawak Foundation.
Life is like driving. We need to look back before moving forward and to know where we are heading to. Looking back at the past will put back all the determination to move further.
For me that's 50 years of experiences and lessons needed to keep me going.
We must realize that TV news is the most influencing media to the public. It doesn’t matter whether the viewer is illiterate, young or old. The picture speaks a thousand words. And that thousand words is dangerous cos all the thousand words may go into the wrong interpretation. Harmony and stability is at stake. Hatred may see its way into the hearts of peace-loving Malaysians. Harmony and stability should be at our utmost concerned.
Chasing for public opinion and comment is nothing wrong but what to and what not to put on the news is most important. Putting just any public comment, raw into the news may sound unpleasant to others. If somebody did something earlier, it’s not necessary that it must be hit back and put to court in the media. We are smart Malaysian of sound mind. Of course, nobody likes to be hit in the head and not hitting back. People say that’s coward. But when harmony and stability is at stake, revenge is not the best answer. Our court of law is well sufficient to take care of these ‘crimes’, so leave it to the authority.
It's okay that we have the good and the bad, but not the UGLY. God Bless Malaysia.