Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Resisting the urge to update

It's been a few days since I decided to stop updating my Facebook for a month. I'm still going through some withdrawal symptoms.

Every time I read about something I feel strongly about in the internet; or when I'm frustrated with something happening to me I feel like updating my FB.

So far I've resisted the temptation. 

Even when I see someone post something on FB I want to comment on, I've resisted the urge. Oh, let me tell you there was just so many things I wanted to say on FB.

The political situation in Malaysia used to be one popular topic I would comment on. Politicians say and do the dumbest thing all the time and I felt like speaking up.

The truth is, it all amounts to nothing more than me just venting steam. It has no effect in correcting any wrong. My updates carry no social weight in effecting a societal change that I desire.

I wish some of these politicians would dissapear but that's wishful thinking.

There were other things that were happening in my personal life too that was going on during the Chinese New Year that I wanted to write about. I thought about it and it was just probably me rambling that no one cares (kind of like this post)

I've got a few days more to go.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Inspiration from local heroes

Over the past few days while I was self enforcing my own social media blackout, there was a few things that I experienced that I wanted to share. Since I don't consider this blog a social media, I guess that's one loophole I can take advantage of.

I had a change to interview Datuk Siti Nurhaliza. It was a brief interview in my office in between her hectic schedule.
Siti and me in 2014

The last time I saw her was in 2007.She looks the same but I've obviously put on a lot of weight since then.

Siti and me in 2007

She's an amazing lady. She's always friendly and finds the time to take photos with her fans. 

I also had the opportunity to meet Datuk Jimmy Choo. It was only a short interview but he spend more time talking to me. Such a nice guy.

He spends a lot of time traveling now promoting Malaysia. I think he's perfect for the job.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Social Media blackout

Dear readers,

It's been awhile since I wrote anything here. Over the past few years, I've been spending more time in Facebook and my other social media accounts.

It got to a point I would share almost anything on my Facebook account; from news articles I have read or things I've seen. Initially I choose to share in FB because it was more private and at least I know who would be reading it. With this blog, it is more public and some of my personal views are not fit for public viewing.

A few days ago, I realized that all the time I spend sharing in FB was probably a waste of time. I decided to stop posting to Facebook for a month to see if it is possible to give up this social media addiction.

Instead, I want to build up more personal one to one relationships/conversations with friends. 

Besides that, there are still things I would like to share so that is why I am turning to my blog again.

It doesn't matter if no one reads this. I just like writing and documenting my observation of life.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


How are you?