i got tired of blogging and since i am hardly stunning the world with my views, i stopped.
but today, something heard made my blood boil.
i was asked not to blog about work, but it happened to a colleague, so i guess it's ok.
and i wont use real names but if u want to know, call me and i'll be happy to blab.
anyway, my colleague - who is indian and we'll call her A - helped another to cover a story about a taiwanese pop star. this pop star speaks english, so no problem right?
so when A arrived with a photog, the photog overheard the concert organiser's pr person or marcomm person - shall we call her dumbass? - tell another, in chinese somemore, "i worked so hard to arrange this, and she (my other colleague) send an indian."
when this was related to me, i wanted to call the production company's boss - who wouldn't know who i am if i fainted right in front of him - to complain.
but A - being classy and sensible - said while she was pissed, dumbass was too insignificant to be bothered with.
if this had happened to simon or susie, i'll go for some dumbass throat. at this day and age, there are still major dumbasses. i'm sitting on my hands trying to stop myself from doing something.
i am not so idealistic to that racism doesn't occur on a daily basis. But i still get worked up when i hear about it.
I've got less than 10 days before I promised myself to start on a new list of goals.
but there were quite a few that i am unable to get done b4 the current deadline.
nevermind, will carry forward the goals and give myself another decade hahaha.
Soooooo (not in order of priority):
1. See Paris with T
2. Lose half the weight!
3. Quit smoking for good, and not just cut back
4. Learn to speak Malay
5. Contribute more to charity.
And something I want to do daily: Spend more quality time with my parents and my son.
Also, b4 the end of the next decade, I would be retired and working freelance and traveling and doing charity work around the world, while T remains the successful brand manager and paying for my upkeep hahahahahaha
ok, fingers crossed, i hope, i hope, i hope.
i am horribly grumpy today. it is one of those days.
this morning, an auntie cut my taxi queue. and when i told her very nicely i'm in front of her, she "heh!" me!
after waiting nearly 15 mins, a cab came and she flagged it down.
i got so pissed off i actually shouted. and she gave me black face and told her companion: "I let him go first. so unreasonable!"
ok, i respect senior citizens and im the first to give up my seat on the bus or the train. and had she asked, i would have given her the cab first.
but dunno la, probably woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
and this evening, i very stupidly thought it was a good idea to go to Giant Tampines to get some groceries. i thought it would be nice for my dad, since he does like to walk around and kaypoh a bit.
it turned out to be one of the worst ideas ever.
it was crowded, the people were rude and the taxi queue was too long.
i called for a cab and the guy took forever to come cos he was stuck in the jam.
and when he came, he gave attitude! it was as if it was my fault that he got stuck in the jam. and he didn't even bother to call me to let me know. i had to call the hotline, qait in that darn phone queue and finally to be told, yes, he would be delayed.
and today, t and i fought constantly all becos i was a grouch and horrible.
i so badly wanted a cigarette and a good cry.
now im home, had my smoke, took a long long shower and am listening to my anne murray.
i am feeling better, thank goodness.
i'm going to tear into my pack of M&Ms.
i will regret the M&Ms in the morning but fuck it. life is short.
someone i know actually got arrested.
he wrote some racist shit on his blog, someone complained and he kena.
i have scant tolerance for racism but, to be frank, i was surrpised when i found out. i guess you never know. i always had the impression he is not as stupid as that. but then, i don't know him that well.
and after this incident, i guess i don't know him at all.