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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Life has many turns

Teddy in reserve army gear

27th March 2011 - It has been quite a long time since I served with the public service. Which to my likings tend to be quite a mix feeling but satisfaction is very rare. I have nothing but full respect to those that join the service with the intention of contributing to the nations building and much of the spirit that were a model for us were sought especially from the old Malayan Civil Service (most of it from the British officer's that served before 1950s).

I would say that nowadays there is no class exists in the public service. People would just content with having a good job with a handsome grade of paycheck comes the months end. But for me, I can't find any satisfaction if the feeling doesn't exceed my own level of standard. I always thought that I might contribute much of my intelligence and revolutionary idea towards the nations building by joining the public service, but I guess the five years experience have taught me better.

Nowadays public service doesn't really embrace the momentum of the "white's man burden" if I may used that phrase. Insulting it sounds maybe but that is the hurting truth for me. You wouldn't find any government officers who willingly accepting a post in the Malaysian hinterland for all type of service. The situation is not like the Eton's cadets those days that were happy to be send to the tropics and did make the fateful change as we saw happening 50 years ago.

And those that were holding a higher post are satisfied enough to agree with all the things that were thrown at them without making an effort to understand better or make a voice of their smart views heard. So we end up having the type of a policy implementors instead of policy makers among those that were supposed to instigate ideas. I'm not interested in staying long in this predicament type of works because I begin to understand that seeing the current situations exist I better served my people from outside the government mechanism. The only thing that were halting me is that I don't have much choice but to join the service due to my poor family background.

But I know better that with the intelligence that I have and the sheer hard working traits that I have shown, I can be a successful stories among the business community for the future. Through that I believed I can help those poor people of my own breed by creating more wealth and more opportunities to be shared with. Borrowing what Dr. Mahathir once said, "There is enough wealth for everyone in this world". I believe I began to see my fair of share and would make that big step God's willing.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Penang and me

Me and Pidus

3 Mac 2011 - Pulau Pinang does hold a very special place in my heart. Although I am not a Penangites of origins, the island does really encapsulates my inner feelings towards the beauty of life. I still remember the year and my first photographic memory when I first set my eyes on the island as the plane circling Teluk Kumbar to land at the Bayan Lepas airport. It was the year of 2005.

The view from the plane that I took on that particular morning brought along the intention of my purpose heading to Penang. It was my 24th birthday, December 5 and the sole intention was to meet a special friend of mine. But the destiny was written that I should met my true love, not the people but the island itself.

Not everybody understand Penang as much as I do. The island has been a beacon of freedom for everyone that have stepped foot on it. Since the day the King Solomon's ship set their quest for gold to the Mount Ophir or the day Francis Light decided to annexed Penang as the Prince of Wales island and brought free trade along with its multiracial community to Penang, the island has grown to be an exquisite form of beautiful pedestal for those that worked hard to achieve their life objectives.

It has been a stepping stone to many glorious Malaysian in achieving life's success. Penang will always offers a perspectives for those that seeks a meaning towards life. The splendid architecture, the open politics, the gentlemen's court, tremendous opportunities for self educations and the tropical splendor just describes how unique Penang is.

I always long to be in Penang, perhaps one day I shall live a simple life in Penang. In the good old days Penang used to be a bustling and glorious place to live and for business opportunities. The politics of Penang are different from any part of Malaysia. Their inhabitants tends to be more open and pragmatic in accepting changes. Those days, it used to be non-communal in Penang despite your creed background. People were appreciated because they deserved to be appreciated.

I certainly have fall in love with the Penang ambience's. You shall not get it from anywhere else but in Penang itself. So whenever I have a free time I would make that almost 500km travels from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. And whenever I left Penang, I will always left a piece of my heart that keeps growing each day for the place itself. As if that piece keeps calling me to always come back to Penang. And it calls me now... How I miss Penang!~

Faces of Tun Teddy

Faces of Tun Teddy