Heaven knows I'm guilty of so many things, with procrastination topping the list. For sure it wasn't indolence because writing is a passion and half the time I couldn't even wait to articulate my thoughts.
The mind is, and has always been, a fertile field waiting to be tilled, but recent developments (both in and away from, cybersphere) had somehow stifled my creativity.
Petty cyber altercations over seemingly inane issues had resulted in a friendship lost. Then again, what's friendship if it's a one-way street? Mourn the loss I don't, and a dignified silence I shall keep at all times.
Politics is providing ample sideshows; everybody seem to be behaving like primates (no offence to monyet, beruk, ungka, siamang, orangutan, gorila anywhere) that I wouldn't be too surprised if our next crop of ADUNs and MPs turned out to be real swingers... the kind that sway from tree to tree.
Some so-po blogs make me want to throw up. Also, I'd gladly puke on that rude movie director wannabe Namawee, whose vocabulary is so sorely limited that he couldn't string a decent sentence together without effing everything and everyone.
And then there's the darn car; it finally found its way to a Merc specialist shop in SS2. The diagnosis? Change the carburator
; it's blocked beyond repair. (also here)
Pak Abu found one on the Net, and almost immediately got scammed. The money was deposited but the item never materialised. Only after a police report was threatened was the money reimbursed.
As though all these weren't enough, two weeks ago I received a letter from the Income Tax Department (JHDN), asking me to fork out a hefty sum for a company that has long folded (almost 20 years ago).
Granted I was a director, but so were two others. Now, I have not a shred of document on me; they were in the safekeeping of the accounting firm that had managed the erstwhile company's finances.
Looks like next week I shall have to trudge to JHDN and sort this out. Things are not going to be pretty, I'm quite sure of this .....
To top it off, I have received wonderful gifts for which the givers have not been properly thanked and acknowledged - I'm so tardy it's shameful.
Thank you Omar Kamish, my 'son' from South Africa who took the trouble to despatch a pair of beautifully carved wooden salad set and a colourful, decoupage ostrich egg.
... featuring the famous 'Big Five' of Africa - lion, buffalo, leaopard, elephant and rhino - on one side...
... and an old map of the African continent on the other.
Carved salad set featuring the head of a giraffe.
And finally, thank you from the bottom of my heart to London-based blogger Zaharah Othman (a.k.a. Kak Teh) who, well knowing my penchant for decorative plates (also here), presented yours truly with this truly charming Katherine & William commemorative piece..
My resolve for October? To be more consistent with my blog updates, Insyaallah..