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All Swung Out

Many people are hit by the nose-diving economy….friends lament to me their sorrowful stories about how their bosses are forcing them to leave their jobs by unnecessarily undulating their functions and roles in the company. Some others are luckier in a sense that they don’t have to work…their husbands do, however, but accordingly, bonuses aren’t going to that fat this year and a lot of mid-management people are kinda underhanded with their handing of responsibilities. Then there are those who are in the investment and business world…even worse! Many of them have crashed out. Recently, a relative (two of them, in fact) was kicked out of an organization that they’ve been working for for a long, long, long, long time. It’s sad to see the world the way it is now. For me, yeah, I’ve been hit. I would be blatantly lying to say that I have not been. I have begun digging into savings as it is because my previous focus was on my US clients. Well, it goes without saying…unless you’re still using a loin cloth as your only piece of apparel, then you should know what is happening in the US. So…yeah, I’ve been affected as well. But me being me, I always see the light behind every shadow. No matter how many doors are closed, I will try my darnest to find that open window. For me, I’ve established contact with many Malaysian, Singaporean, Hong Kong and UK clients who are taking me on….see? It’s a good thing because now, I don’t have all my eggs in one basket…as in not all of my clients are in one country! With this new development, I am not dependent on the health of any single country in the world. Then there are divorces, split-ups, fights over money, kids being sick…hey, it happens everywhere in the world. Just the other day, I was writing about suicidal celebrities, wasn’t I? Anyway, the point is this…it’s a sad world that we’re living in right now. There’s flood everywhere, there are hurricanes careening out of control, leaving many dead, countless homeless. People everywhere, especially little kids, dying of hunger. But this is the world works. I don’t like to see people going into a state and sinking into a depressed mode. I have this thing against (well, not against, but it raises my blood pressure at the mere mention of this condition) depression…people who knows me will know why. I don’t sink. I prefer to swing with things, you know. Yeah…like a monkey coz I think monkeys are cool. Like if you swing me this way, I hit a brick wall and I am not dead…swing on! Swing some more….as long as I am still alive, then I am still in the game. I don’t stop and ask ‘Why can’t it be like this? Why isn’t it like that? Why isn’t this person, this person and that person not affected?’ I think it’s a complete waste of time. Instead, I prefer to focus on where the world is swinging me next. So, yeah….it’s a sad, sad world that we live in. I wish a lot of things were different but it’s just something that we can’t change or control. Then be it. Let’s move on and concentrate on the next swing. This blog post is dedicated to all of my friends (even if you’re not my friend and I don’t even know you), let’s focus on where we’re being swung, ok?

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