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2/17/2007

no better time to rejoice

I was brain dead for the last 3 hours. I know. I know that during those 3 hours, nothing would have raised me from the dead. I came back from the office and dropped dead. How could i survive after an uninhibited round of sake, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, chardonnay, and Remy Martin Extra? It was good to let go after an arduous and tough year of surviving the worst of time. The party atmosphere was simply great. I could only remember telling myself that I must get home. I did. Now that I am awake, I am feeling quite uptight. Why should I when everything was going great guns. Nothing seems to be wrong. Everyone is in an agreeable mood. Everyone is happy that everything is going well. Even the opposition parties are lost of words. They could not come out with anything meaningful to say or oppose. They are practically non existent. As good as not being there. The dearth of great men to lead the opposition is frightening. It is either a case of nothing else better to say or knowing nothing else to say. Bankrupt, lack of ideas, lack of leadership, lack of substance. For those in the winning or ruling camp, it is understandable that they have nothing to say, or nothing to disagree with. Whether they believe that everything is going the way it should, in the best way that can be, or just swimming with the tide, why should they be the sore ass to disrupt a beautiful party? When everything is too good to believe, when there is no disagreement, when there is no contest of ideas, when there is no alternative views, this is as good as it can get. Simply too good to be real. The next few days will be great times to celebrate, to eat and drink and rejoice, while we can, and for as long as we can.

2 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

>> Now that I am awake, I am feeling quite uptight. Why should I when everything was going great guns [...]
The dearth of great men to lead the opposition is frightening. [...]
Bankrupt, lack of ideas, lack of leadership, lack of substance. <<


What, you got a hangover ah? Or did you drink so much that it's the remnants of you copious alcohol consumption (legalised drug abuse) that has you hallucinating on how bad things are?

Things will never be "perfect" — although it is still good to be an idealist, and thankfully we have the means and freedoms to choose our ideals.

Man is a "utility maximiser" — which means he naturally pursues his "happiness" selfishly — even if his "happiness" comes from focusing on everything that is "wrong" with the world.

I don't wait for a public holiday or an ethnic festival to find and excuse to celebrate being human, alive and kicking, in this wonderful universe. Being a "selfish utility maximiser", I must "win" on a daily basis — even though there is tyranny and injustice, or sometimes just plain bad luck.

I think it is particularly bad form to not enjoy a break when it is given — like Chinese New Year. So enjoy the few days off, redbean. If you are worried about the "problems" in the world, relax, they'll still be there when the break is over :-)

To me "problems" are "opportunities" from a different perspective. Is the govt too strong and are the party-faithfuls too arrogant to consider other points of view?

Yes, and yes? Great. We know there are "bad" consequences to absolute power and arrogance.

Thus the "opportunity" lies in delivering the curative solutions... what might they be?

Figure it out, make it happen, and you'll be rich(er) :-)

Kong Hee Fatt Choy. May the New Year bring lots of "opportunities" for you to Prosper.

redbean said...

hi matilah and everyone,

happy lunar new year and happy holiday. i will try to post more pleasant things today, at least.

i was really konk out after stepping behind the door. i don't remember bringing in all the barang barang that i dragged back from the office, and several bottles of half finished red and white. where did i left them?

why would i poisoned myself with so much drinks that stole my time away? but once a while is ok i think.

cheers to a new year in the land of opportunities.