Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.
On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.
On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?
On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
ON REVERSALS AND THE ELECTION
I was thinking this morning while driving, would BN make a good opposition? in the unlikeliest of unlikely near-impossibilities, should BN lose the elections, what kind of opposition would they be? wait. let me put on my 3d glasses first.
their newspapers might not get renewed. maybe in a year's time, we'll all be reading malaysiakini or harakah. but i digress. what would it be like then, for people like najib and ka ting and hishamuddin to be the underdogs with no media coverage, no say in parliament and have lowly dap people condescend on them in the press?
no, i'm serious. i really think that one of the markers of a solid political party is when they can be a good opposition party. a good opposition party requires an entirely different set of attributes: creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, grit and good lawyers. and it's a lot harder too to be a good opposition party. with all the constraints on them in malaysia, you have to be twice as good to get the same number of seats.
so today, i'm thinking, if i asked you if our current opposition was twice as good as the ruling coalition, maybe you wouldn't say yes. but if i asked you if the ruling coalition was twice as bad, you might say yes.
funny. i know. and it's not even politics yet. just language.
Labels: language, politics
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