Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Bubble: Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Today is a day of busyness.  It is the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year and all Chinese across the world are preparing to usher in the year of the Horse ... the 7th of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac that remains an auspicious symbol to the Chinese.

Chinese New Year holds great values of traditions and cultures where families get together, reunited to share the gratitude for the blessings received during the past year.  It is the start of spring where everyone's renewed with hopefulness for more good lucks, fortunes and happiness.

All required cleaning at home is completed, the decors are up and now I am looking forward to dinner where everyone will cramp around the dinner table to enjoy a sumptuous spread of home-cooked specialities.

To all my friends celebrating the Chinese Lunar Year, here's wishing you;

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Bubble: Tardy People Makes Me Boil!

It has been a quiet start here on my blog for 2014.  Regretfully I've got to rock it by posting an angry entry because of one man's tardiness.

Let me just ask this question ... why is there such a thing called appointments?

It is an arrangement to meet with someone at a specified time and place.To me appointments may be made for various reasons but most of all, it is made to respect everyone's time.  Time is precious and it can't be just wantonly wasted by sitting around waiting aimlessly.  Time moves forward without a pause or rewind button.

My time is precious to me because I have many things I want to accomplish in one day.  Life is full of surprises, I won't know what could be happening tomorrow.  Therefore, if we've made an appointment to meet then you'd bloody better be on time or early ... I don't think 5 minutes earlier will kill you, will it?!

If people who are regularly punctual are late, they're not tardy because they would definitely have a darn good reason.  But a person who is repeatedly late and expects the entire world to wait for him like some VIP, then he is tardy.  This means he shows no respect for my time or my feelings.  This really makes me boil!

I don't care if you have or have not mastered your time management skills ... it is not my problem but your inability to show up on time and without prior notice is rude, selfish and arrogant.

I will normally extend my respect to all my new acquaintances irrespective of their age, gender, race or position.  Whether that respect maintains, dwindles, grows or gets completely wipe out is entirely up to that person.

In this case, this person has totally lost every teeny-weenie bit of respect from me!

There ... Lady Knox just blew her top!