Saturday, December 31, 2005
Oh yay. It's a whole new year. While most people spend time this time of the year making resolutions for the upcoming year, I never do. Not personal resolutions anyway. That's because I haven't gotten down to fulfilling my 1989 resolution. And I only had one resolution back then. Labels: musings
I only had one resolution since I was young - I wanted to make more money than Uncle Lim. Once I had his amount of money, then every other resolution that I have would fall into place. Of course back then, there wasn't any Astro around so Ananda Krishnan didn't exist. And who cares about that Robert Kuok dude? Owning a casino is so much cooler than selling sugar. But these days, I won't be that fussy - so as long as one day I get to fulfil my age old resolution of building the Vincent Tower that would dwarf Dayabumi (which was in those days Malaysia's tallest building).
So anyway, until that particular resolution is complete, I had decided to spend my time during this time of the year to look back and reflect back on things I have done, and more importantly, the things I have learnt over the past year. I made a lot of mistakes this year, and mostly during the last couple of months (my good friends would know).
I reckon these are the 3 most important lessons I learnt this year:
3) This wasn't too much of a lesson on what to do. Sure, I'll be wiser next time around, but this served more as an eye opener. The real world is evil. It is a cliche, I know. Everybody says it but the concept of just how evil it was never dawned upon me.
I started off trying to be a nice guy for a change. As I looked at the path that lay in front of me, I felt a certain pang of guilt of the path I was going to take. But boy, did I have my ass scorched with a red hot poker. It's a dog eat dog world out there. Everyone fucks everyone up the ass. Just make sure you aren't on the receiving end.
2) I actually learnt this long ago, but I had to remind myself about this many times this year. I like this particular quote from The Godfather III: "Money and friendship - oil and water." I've come to learn that for certain people, it is not worth haggling over money. Never mind if you owe me 50 bucks and refuse to pay up. If it costs me 50 bucks to learn that you are an stingy blood sucking cuntface, then I consider it money well spent. If you are generous with me, I can be the same.
1) This is probably the most important lesson I actually learnt all year. And since this is kinda a private thing, you're probably not going to understand it. But heck, this is my blog and you probably didn't understand half of the other things I said. Oh you think you do, but you don't. No sir, you have no idea.
So Vincent, I know that you don't like opening your mouth for certain things. I know you prefer a peaceful and quiet negotiation where everybody is satisfied and lives happily ever after. But sometimes, you fucking idiot, you have to fight for something you really want. Grit your teeth and break your bones even just for a bit. Just for once, it would be great to show people what you are fighting for, you know?
I am not going to wish you an awesome year ahead, because everybody knows that's not going to happen. Inevitabliy, there will be setbacks, dissapointments and heartbreaks. I do, however wish you the strength to overcome all that shit, the tenacity to piss in the wind and the guts to stare down the barrel of a gun.
And above all, to enjoy the new year.
Hoho, I like this wish very much. Happy new year to you too!
Have a brilliant year ahead Bro, may the fuckwits give you a wide berth, and the hotties be raining upon you. Actually, I'll keep the hotties wish for myself thanks - let me buy you a jug instead.
Yes, a beer would be great. Thank you.