Truth

First of all, my stand on the whole truth issue would be “Everybody is a liar when they say they only tell the truth and everybody is hypocrite when they say they only want to know the truth.”

So which one are you? the one who only tell the truth or the one who only wants to hear to truth? I hope the answer is neither. Anyway, I’d like to categorize people into different categories of truth listeners. (1) Some of us only want to hear the truth that they want to hear (I hope that does make sense). (2) Some of us only want to hear the truth that we can handle. (3) A few of us simply want the truth. Bear in mind that all of these are said from an observant point of view because I believe that if asked, almost everybody would, without hesitation, answer that they simply want to know truth no matter what. So to me it’s not what they say or think they are that matters. It’s how they react and respond to the truth that being told to them. For example, if you react angrily and respond violently to certain news or thing, I don’t think anybody would want to tell you about it.

In my life thus far, I think most of the people that I’ve met and known belong to the first 2 categories. Those who belong to the first categories unconsciously are mainly those of lower education level and minimal life experience. A for those who’re conscious about it, I believe they chose to be that way. Why? I think they just find it happier that way. Most of my closer peers are in the 2nd categories. Hence, needless to say that’s where I am. But to what extent can we handle different type of truth? Honestly, I think that’s very much depends on what each of us as individual went through and learned in our lives. For instance, my friend who’s very knowledgeable would most likely be able to accept a greater truth of knowledge whereas I, who came from a society where death and violent is a daily routine, would most likely be able to handle more emotional truth. I remembered when a friend of mine told me he could play chess blindfolded. I was like there no way in hell anybody could do that, at least not anyone of my age. I was skeptical and cynical. So I denied the truth. Of course, the reasons to that is a no-brainer. It’s because I don’t believe/think it’s possible. I haven’t seen anybody does that before. I think he’s just bluffing to show off. etc. etc.

What then? Prove it. And when he did, that’s when the real test comes. Whether I can handle the truth or not? Some people , like me, would simply go “Wow!, that’s awesome!” That was simply because I’m not chess player and has no interest in chess whatsoever. So to me, this is pretty much a cool magic. But imagine, if I were a chess player who spend my life playing chess and never for once the possibility of this has ever occurred to me and suddenly I meet this guy. There could be 2 outcomes. Either I’ll be enlightened or devastated. If you actually amplify, this simple brainless scenario many times and bring the scenario to things like political truth, conspiracy theory, environment, super power, outer space, science… you name it. There is simply no room for us to be able to handle or accept them all. Most of the time we’re just so confused that we don’t even know it. Hence, we simply choose to believe what we think is true or who we think is telling the truth. This is where the whole world is thrown to chaos just because there simply cannot be a universal truth for everything. They are very much accepted under perspectives. Therefore, knowing, believing, and accepting knowledge and truth has become a test of faith, self-judgment, and resilience. And knowing has a snowball effect, the more you know, the more you will know. Finally, it will come to point where you find yourself knowing too much to tell. This is where I have a hypothesis that the more truth we know the higher tendency we have to lie. Most of the time, it’s not because we don’t want to tell. It’s either just because we simply can’t tell or we don’t think the person is ready for it or we don’t feel like telling or etc…

I think the best book that exemplifies the whole truth issue is Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. But again I don’t read that many books, so I guess this the best among the few that I read. According to the book, the things that blind us from the seeing the truth is not just our ignorance and arrogance but also our knowledge and experience as well. Ignorance can be enlightened but knowledge is very difficult to be unlearned especially when one has already have complete faith and belief in his/her knowledge. Most of the time, the truth that a knowledgeable person find it hardest to accept would be the ones that he/she can prove and argue otherwise. The problem with that is we often try to prove/argue sth’s wrong base on what we know and what we’ve experienced. Needless to say, there’s obviously a limitation to that. Nevertheless, we tend to be blinded by our confidence and faith in our knowledge that it prevents us from being to able to fathom greater knowledge. If there is anything we learn from history that would be the advancement of mankind is very much credited a small group of individuals who faithfully believe in the impossible truth.

Ironically, for me, 1 of the most truthful things a person ever said is “I lied.”

Truth

Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day

Before I start ranting….

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
&
VALENTINE’S DAY PEOPLE!


It feels so long since I posted sth about myself on this blog. It seems like everyday just get shorter as u get older. That makes me sound like I’m damn old. lol But seriously, it’s true. Apparently, it seems like the older we grow, the more we see the importance and significance of different people who walked in and out of our lives. Hence, every precious free time we have, we tend to want to spend with them and cherish every moment. And that’s precisely why no time for blogging, gaming, and every other things that we used to be able to spend so much time on during childhood. Sad? Yes and No. It gives us a completely different feeling and experience so it’s not really comparable. It’ll be best if we can have the best of everything. (suddenly think of Miley Cyrus – Best of Both World).

Anyway, let’s go to CNY and V day part. Before going off for CNY holiday, me and my colleagues/friends had a sport cum Chinatown outing on Friday. It was a day full of mixed emotion. It was a lot of fun, stress, sadness and worries. I worked, I ate, I chit-chat, I played sport, I went out, I panicked then I stayed over. Friday, 12 Feb 2010, I’m going to remember this date. Overall, I’d still say it’s a very fun day despite the fact that I lost my phone and wallet. Better still was that I learned sth through the whole experience. Never change to different court half way during ur play and never let your friend give you a lift, and take MRT instead…LOL just kidding. Through this, I learned that I need people around me more than I think I do. I also learned that every little good deeds that each of us accumulate would not go to waste. It’ll be returned to us in one way or another. Be it meeting nice people, knowing good friends, or being helped by very nice strangers. Most of the time, we’d just give the credit to luck and fate for all these things. But personally, I do believe that what we do to everybody everyday does influence the luck and fate that we have with people.

And that was the pre-CNY celebration. What about the days itself? It sucks. And by falling Valentine’s day, it makes it double suck. Now, there’s tight slap on my consciousness saying “you don’t have family and you’re single.” Ouch… A “lonely unloved orphan” can almost perfectly describe my situation. Okay maybe I kinda dramatize that a little a bit (to get some sympathy). Teehee! 😛  I do have family, it’s just that I’m unable to be with them where they are right now.. thanks to all the people who decided to travel at the same damn time on the same airline. .\    /. But again this is the only time they can travel and it’s the only airline they can take. hmm… then who to blame? Never mind forget it. Joking asides, CNY never fail to remind me of how much I need my family. Being away from them for close to 8 years, I may have become ignorant and think that I’m independent enough. But what I tend to overlook is the fact that providing support is not just only thing family do but they also provides a medium for each of us to share our joy and happiness, especially during occasions like this. And that is definitely not sth we can grow independent of.

Finally, I hope everyone out there is having a great Chinese New Year and a sweet Valentine’s day. With that, ciao.

Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day

Hannah Montana The Movie (2009)


My Rating:

If you’ve been following Hannah Montana the Disney series then there is no need for introduction to this movie. And if you haven’t, then there’s no reason you would want to see this movie.

First of all, I really didn’t expect Hannah Montana the Movie to actually put me to tears. Totally didn’t see that coming. Am I that emo? Nah… don’t think so. Maybe I cried coz the movie was too suck and I realized I wasting my precious life time watching it and now having to write about it. But seriously, I have to admit that I find it good. Suddenly it reminds me about a youtube video that I watched where the guy was asking “what your shame show?” Shame show is basically a show that you’re ashame or embarrassed to admit that you like/love it for some reasons. For my case, Hannah Montana the series and movie have to be my shame show.

If you like Miley or Hannah Montana or you’re an emo person then go see this. lol

Hannah Montana The Movie (2009)

The Ugly Truth (2009)


My Rating:

It’s funny that I reviewed Law Abiding Citizen and Gamer before this. By right it should come first but I was just too excited to babble about the other 2. The Ugly Truth is uglily (Dictionary.com says there is such word) true, at least to a certain extent. Some of I find to be very much exaggerated from an Asian man point of view. I don’t know if it’s 100% true for western guys.

The Ugly Truth is funny, humorous and hot! Katherine Heigl + Gerard Butler = Fire! =3 Definitely one of my favorite romance comedy. But don’t trust me on this because apparently, all the 3 romance comedy starring Katherine Heigl that I’ve seen in recent years (Knocked Up, 27 Dresses and This) seem to be my favorites. Sooo I don’t know if I’m being biased.

Lastly, I would like to quote my favorite part of the conversations in the movie. When Abby said, “Just! I don’t want to be perceived as a bimbo I mean..” and Mike replied “And I don’t want you to be a bimbo. You have to be 2 people. The saint and the sinner. The librarian and a stripper…” It’s so true, period.

The Ugly Truth (2009)

Gamer (2009)


My rating:

Gamer is awesome! Gerrard Butler is on fire. He’s been right on it since last year’s Rock ‘n Rolla. Then he started 2009 with the romance comedy, The Ugly Truth and this, before going on to Law Abiding Citizen. In Law Abiding Citizen, he has the brain, and in Gamer, he has the brute.

Gamer is a visualization of one possible outcome of our society resulting from the exponentially advancing technology and our perpetually growing appetite for better entertainment experience. If we look at the surface, Gamer is pretty much a bluff because quite positively, we (or at least I) don’t think that society will ever progress in that that direction. The government and us ourselves wouldn’t let that happen, I believe. In fact, Gamer makes the idea of Surrogates sounds much more possible to me. However, if we look at it metaphorically, it appears more of a sarcastic exaggeration made to mock today society.

What is fascinating about Gamer for me is the fact that not only it gives me entertainment and actions but also a strong controversial message as a fruit for thought. Bottom line, Love it~! go check it out!

Gamer (2009)