Yesterday night, my whole bookshelf from Ikea practically fell on my head, bringing with it years of stuffs. Imagine letters, books, photos, pamphlets, posters, lots of papers, notes etc etc raining down on my head, into my chest and lap. My DIY man cannot understand how his perfect workmanship can give way like that. So, I had a bit of a spring cleaning, sieving through things I used to do because they were already on my lap.
Then, my site was down for a few hours, leaving me with lots of time to burn CDs and at the same time, copy some old files back into my PC. Which brought back to a conversation I had with someone:
The other day……
He : Hey, how come I don’t see any more articles of yours in the papers?
Me : Heh, writing blogs more fun and earn more too.
He : But I like reading what you write in the paper. Somehow, the feel (of holding a paper) is nicer. Go write lah.
Me : Dunwan lah, I dunwan a larger than life thingie.
Me : You know? One of your patient’s mother contacted me with a long list of problems? After I replied to her……
He : Ya, ya, she was having some problems so I told her about you.
Me : Aiyor…you know what she wrote? She thanked me for some dunno what humanity dunno what service to mankind….. (email copied as below) Alamak, I dunno where to put my face you know? *covers face with both palms*
Thanks for your reply. I’m happy with your promising answer. Keep it up your good service to mankind. With respect, J
He : *teasing* Hehehe, so noble of you.
Me : Please lah, I hate this kind of thing, ok? That’s why you don’t see me promoting or campaigning for any causes anymore. I just want to do nothing and shake legs.
He : Oh ya, I almost forget. One of your friend or is it your (forum) member….Chinese, Muslim convert, speaks perfect Cantonese, wear tudung, her kid is upstair in the ward. Daughter’s name is (give name). Kid has bronchitis.
Me : *scratched head and think, think, think* Yaya, I think I remember. Let me go up and see her afterwards.
Found this in my CD rom:
(this is from Malaysian Women’s Weekly 2003)
And I shall take that (shower of my past) as a little omen to stop being so self-centered with doing nothing but blogging. *kick self to jump start those ‘I want to help the world’ mode* What happened to my passion about live-savings skills for parents, organs donation drive, writing bereavement book yadda yadda yadda that comes so naturally to me last time? Maybe, I need a little spark to re-start a fire again.
(you can click on the photo to get a bigger one at Flickr)
So heh, see if the blogging monster in me can be quelled with the need to ‘I want to save the world’ Terminator stance. Where is my S.W.A.T. uniform? And no, this post is not about me but what we can do for society. Otherwise, I seven early, eight early already show this scan liao lor. I somemore got a lot more scans, you know…Wanna see? Double-page, coloured X 2 in Star Intech, full page, coloured three pages in another MWW and dunno how many other mags and papers in Marayshia and Singkapoh.
*sigh…..*Thank God for him.