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  • Interesting, you know, how all of us, I think, cos’ I haven’t found anyone who don’t, finds it difficult to pen words on paper or more appropriately this days, on the keyboard. I mean, we have no problem making conversation or arguing on a certain topic every hour or every day, but on paper? Suddenly we are conscious about how we should construct our words. Who might read it, how it might be interpreted, etc.

    Could it have something to do with the fact that people don’t really have to watch their words when they speak? I mean we’re less conscious about how we construct our words. People hear, people forget, right? And there’s no grammar guru to correct us. But written words stays and they’re open to scrutinisation. Talking? Who really listens? Most people are so busy waiting for their turn to speak that people hardly listens anyway. Everybody wants to listen to themselves. Anyway, what you say you can deny, right? OK, I’m exaggerating but it is true isn’t it?

    Maybe like spoken words, people should not take anything written too seriously -- especially in the profit driven media these days. Overhype, twisted, sensationalise stories or reports are there because they sells, they are what people want to read. Don’t blame the media. We are all into it. So why should we take anything written too seriously. After all, we all believe that there is always two sides of a story and media reporting is just one side, the media points of view. Why should you take my story too seriously. It’s just me and my opinion. Ooops! A bit too emotional there. Maybe it’s the hot Friday afternoon. I think Ipoh must be the hottest state in Malaysia. The heat out there is just unbearable. Luckily it has one of the most amazing view in Malaysia.

    Anyway, back home for a lunch break. It’s Friday and we have at least two and a half hours lunch break to allow for the Muslim to attend their Friday prayers. It’s a welcome break to everyone. The best thing about it for me is that the kids come back a little bit early from school and all at the same time. A much welcome relieve for someone like us who have four kids at school where the school hours stop at 12.30 (for Armin and Wawah), 1.30 (for Imran) and 2.30 pm (for Sarah), respectively. On this day, we can haul them all into the car and bring them all home. Nice.
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