People from all walks of life have always dreamed to be rich. But not all of them are lucky enough to end up becoming wealthy. So, people look for keys to get rich. In fact, there is a number of keys to be blessed with loads of money in possession. Some people start their own business but still find that they do not profit much to be deemed rich from their respective fields of business. Others work hard throughout their entire lives only to realize that they are still paupers. If those two ways are the legal means to earn bread and butter and get rich, some rich-person wannabes even go extreme by resorting to illegal ways of making money which are understood by many. Licensed lotteries and other games of chance are however deemed legal because parts of the profits are pocketed by the government. There is however an issue worth a debate. How rich is being rich? Are there criteria or guidelines to qualify one to be called a rich person? How much does one need to earn in order to wear the tag, 'the rich person'? RM 100K? RM 1 million? People may drive BMWs and Benzs on the road but still do not call themselves as rich people.
Friday, May 21, 2010
When Ip Man (Donnie Yen) comes to Hong Kong, he faces many difficulties to open his own school of martial arts. He has to beat a few kungfu masters from many different kungfu schools before a joss stick finishes its burning. He overcomes them. Master Hung challenges Ip Man. The duel between Master Hung (Sammo Hung) and Ip Man is a draw. Eventually, Ip Man is allowed to teach Wing Chun kungfu to his students. An arrogant British boxer, Twister (Darren Shahlavi) invites all kungfu masters to challenge him in the ring. Master Hung accepts the boxer's challenge. The former is defeated and died inside the ring. Upon his death, Twister throws a challenge to any Chinese kungfu master to fight him. Then, Ip Man answers to Twister's challenge at a media press. When the bout between the whiteman and the Chinaman takes place, the latter earns the hard-earned victory against the former. The most touching part in this movie is when Ip Man says that he does not fight Twister to prove that the Chinese kungfu is better than the European boxing. In fact. he mentions that everyone regardless of any skin colour should respect other people including those who do not share the skin colour with him or her. This movie is full of sentiment. When I watched the movie, I kept swearing at the arrogant white boxer.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
All that happened yesterday were indeed a series of nightmares though there were couples of sweet memories since I set my foot on this soil of Tanjong Malim. For better or for worse, all the things that happened in the past have turned into facts. They are not subject to change. All the ups and downs that I have experienced can only be deemed memorable. They are attached to my mind after all. There is no way for me to go back to where I started. I can only walk this journey ahead bearing in mind that I'll never repeat the same mistakes over and over again. I do hope that every day I wake up from my sleep, I will become a brand new person.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I would like to offer my apologies to my dad, relatives and those who have been pinning their hopes on me to do my best in my studies. However, I have failed them. I promised them to give my best shot in my studies but I did not. If someone needs to take the fall, the person is me. Perhaps, teaching courses are not what I wanted to pursue in the first place, but I should have tried my best to produce my best assignments throughout the eight semesters at my university. I should have also prepared well before the final exams. After my graduation, I hope I will give my best in my work and at the same time look for better opportunities in life. After all, I am not a teacher, let alone an educator.