Listening Class

Listen to the rants
Of those needing some ears. Who?
Maybe your own self—

I need fresh air and different taste today! Pretty hot day and my bike really needs long rest. So I decided to book a taxi to Bussorah Street. Why not MRT? Today the automatic-smile-to-people apps of mine broke down and my ears needed some entertainment from random drivers who -if you are lucky or unlucky depending on how you perceive it- will tell a lot of stories about the Gov, the people, etc.

And Universe answered! The driver was perfectly being upset with a passenger that scolded at him because the passenger thought he made a longer journey and so the passenger had to pay $16 instead of $9.

“Walao! He think such distance can ah with only $9? If he live in Sentausa, he sure got money whaaaaat?! And if always take taxi, he sure know it is at least $15!”

“He think because he is foreigner he ok do what he like haaaaaah?!”

“You know he said “f***ing ***hole” to me ! He think he got right say that to driver! This is first time I complain to my office about my passenger you know. Usually I don’t care la people bitter or not smile or not talk but this guy ah scolding ah you think ok ah?”

Oops! If that was really the words said to the driver, that was rude!

He ranted more…. actually the whole trip I was all ears for him. Thanks God for my patience today.

“You probably need some coffee, Sir,” said I.

“Ya la. I so angry! I didn’t take passenger after him, straight to coffee shop to have coffee then took your order la. Still angry you know! My company already took my complaint. Maybe also need blacklisted passenger you know. People should not behave rude to drivers blah blah blah”.”

“You need to walk to the street. Cannot enter, not allowed one, you know right?”

“Oh, no worry, Sir. I know this area quite well. Let me walk. This is the fare, please take the change, for your noon coffee.”

“Thank you. Thank you. Have a nice day!”

I walked down the street to go to a small bookstore which sells books that I won’t find in Kinokuniya. This hidden gem among all those nice restaurants feels much more special in this pandemic. There are still many people but probably only 30% of normal days when tourists are swarming like alate around the light.

This was a nice day! I brought home some reading and good food!

Mission accomplished!

Time to listen to the Self!

Salaam

reading is like listening to self, you decipher your own intelligence through other’s writing

Take A Break – haiku

What does Friday bring?
Laundry, canvas, wok and pan
Wrapped in a good mood.

My stubborn headache and stiff neck suddenly vanished this evening….


I naturally love my job and love it even more every day with the space between two weeks!

May all beings be happy.

Ode To Beautiful Weekend

Ode To Beautiful Weekend

I can feel weekend
The thrill slithers on my back.

I can smell the weekend
The fragrance stabs my nostrils.

I can hear the weekend
The euphoria of wind whistling through the sliding door opening a jar.

I can touch the weekend
Its textures give me goosebumps of excitement.

And I can see the weekend
A fluffy nest on my bed with pillows under my feet and the greenery across my windows.

Weekend, you beautiful period
All senses are hugging you
With love and hope.

Weekend, I know you don’t last forever
You are just one seventh of the cycle,
Only a dwarf that ends the line,
Only one color in the bowing rainbow,
Only an end that starts another project.

Weekend, you are the true refresher though
That stops the billowing smoke from the top of my head,
That interrupts the intensity of hostile stalking of some friends,
That gives me space to shift my focus.

Dear Weekend,
Bring me Love in your next visit.
Pack your luggage and safe travel.

Me to Weekend – Aug. 2, 2020 / 08:57

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September – ranting

September is the most romantic month. The feeling maybe comes because I was born in September. Or, there may be other reasons that haven’t emerged yet through my mind. The taste granted now is that September is romantic for me.

Anyway, why isn’t a question I want to deal with about this. Just can’t wait to meet September again. Although I cancelled the 2020 annual major holiday (I claim it every September), I still think it is gonna be a great time!

September, be my sweet anchor forever.

May all beings be happy

Singapore – Aug. 1, 2020 / 21:59

Simple Victory – haiku

Simple victory
Is completing ironing
After the laundry.

Stay home peacefully – 2020

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Excessive happiness always catches me when I can finish all the laundry then iron all of them on the same day!

I’m proud of myself.

May all beings be happy! 🙏🏼

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Good Weekend (bilingual)

Living being is just the same, everywhere you are some negatives are coming in any form they’d like to be. What’s your response? Up to your good deed.

Just last week my friend was withdrawn from her function in a big company as immigration specialist. She’d been a contractor administering all ins and outs of expatriates matter in that office. A good job and contracted to a good big company, good money and bunch of good friends and colleagues – unfortunately, she could not expect a good boss. Her boss never thought her job was well done even if it was because she didn’t get sufficient support from her immediate supervisor. What could she do? All her work could just proceed only with official stamp from another level up high which she could not obtain.

Not gonna talk about her in detail…. Just wanna highlight: No matter what you’ve been facing this all week: bad clients, bad customers, bad bosses, bad co-workers, bad friends, bad food, bad health, anything bad: Just ignore them ALL and have a good weekend!!!

Namaste….

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Orang hidup dimana-mana sama, yang negatif-negatif bisa datang dalam bentuk apapun asal mereka suka. Respons kamu gimana? Tergantung niat baik.

Minggu lalu teman saya ditarik dari fungsi dia sebagai spesialis keimigrasian di sebuah perusahaan besar. Dia ini pekerja outsource yang ditempatkan di perusahaan itu oleh perusahaan outsource tempatnya bekerja untuk mengurus tetek-bengek keimigrasian para ekspatriat. Kerjaan bagus dan di-outsource di perusahaan besar yang bagus, uang yang bagus, teman-teman dan kolega kerja yang bagus – sayangnya dia nggak bisa ngarepin boss yang bagus. Boss dia nggak pernah puas dengan kerjaan dia yang dianggap kurang beres dalam beberapa hal; padahal yang terjadi adalah supervisor dia nggak memberikan dukungan yang cukup supaya dia bisa menyelesaikan pekerjaannya. Bayangkan deh kalian mau menyelesaikan tugas tapi tanpa stempel atasan kalian nggak bisa menuntaskannya. Masihkah itu salah kalian?

Nggak mau ngomongin dia secara detil kok…. Cuma mau stabilo-in: Apapun yang kalian hadapi minggu lalu: klien yang nggak ngenakin, pengguna jasa yang nggak ngenakin, boss yang nggak ngenakin, temen kerja yang nggak ngenakin, temen gaul yang nggak ngenakin, makanan yang nggak enak, kesehatan yang buruk, pokoknya semua-mua yang nggak bagus: Abaikan SEMUA itu dan nikmati akhir pekan sebaik-baiknya!!!

Salam hormatku….

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A good team always earns good luck (an Indian, a Filipino, an Indonesian won Tarot’s a queen, a king and a wizard)

Singapore – November 9, 2014 – 3:14pm