YESTERDAY I had decided to include Syed Akbar Ali’s posting “The one and only problem” in my TUESDAY’S PICK . It is not now possible as “Visiting this site may harm your computer.” However, let me volunteer the gist of Syed’s post. He bemoans the sad fact that despite all the help, the ATTITUDE of recipients have resulted as wasted effort. A teacher of mine Tan Teik Hooi of St Xavier’s gave us this advice. I have during my teaching years, and later as a trainer, drummed this into my students and seminar participants this same adage:
It will be your ATTITUDE and not just your APTITUDE
that will decide on the ALTITUDE you want to achieve.
As such I can relate to Syed Akbar Ali’s apprehensions. I have shared mee-rebus at Maria’s table with Syed. I was honored when he autographed for me his “Club of Doom”.
I take this occasion to post his good friend Raja Petra’s take on his posting:
If it were indeed a suicide note and Beng Hock indeed wanted to bid his final farewell, he would use the term 永别 (“farewell forever”) or even 来生再见 (“see you in the next world/life”), as any typical Malaysian Chinese would.
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