Wednesday, December 3, 2008

IDD 2008; time to sit back & chill


Hey, if you guys didn’t know yet, it’s the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today. I didn’t realise it myself until the clock hit 12 some hours ago.

Usually I’d get excited over this very day. Well, not as excited as anticipating Hari Raya or something to that extent but for the past 5-6 years I’ve never missed the national level celebration.

Take away the long, useless speech from the minister and you get a joyous occasion worth celebrating.

Not this year however. When I informed my wheel buddy that he wont be seeing my face for this year’s do, i was straight away accused of being fussy and selective towards the venue where it will be held.

He’s got a point. Unlike previous years when the celebration was normally being held at fancy malls such as the berjaya Times Square and most recently Sunway Pyramid, this time around (today) the shindig shifted to Pusat Latihan where obviously having fun is something remotely possible.

Maybe he was close but that’s not quite the reason, so still no Gran Havana Punch.

I decided to skip this year as a sign of protest. No prize in guessing why. I anticipated this year’s going to be the same old affair picked up from the last. Pledges will be made, more talks and it all ends there when the minister leaves the hall.

Then the day will be officially over once goody-bags were distributed to all participants. Tell me something new.

Unless something is done that could significantly help the community all over the country, I’m staying away while at the same time take more shots at the authorities concerned.

Maybe I’m alone on this that it can barely move a feather but at least I get to do what matters to life most; get one of the works done tomorrow and earn extra cash by the end of the week.

Till the next one (Dec 3) comes along; Happy whatever day!

12 comments:

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Oh well what do you expect? In this country it's all talk but nothing ever happens.

Meh.

In any event, Happy Dec 3rd =)

Salt N Turmeric said...

but Kerp, you're gonna miss the meehun goreng! ;)

Kata Tak Nak said...

fuck as to what others are going to think. You are right in wanting to protest, not because of the venue change, but, because you are fed up of being taken for the same ride year in and year out.
Its a good start. maybe when one day during this shindig only the VIPs are present would they realise that something is amiss.
Yes, stand up and be counted.

acciaccatura said...

salam kerp,
hmmm...sometimes i wonder, siapa yang sebenaqnya disable?

anfield devotee said...

Dude, perhaps you would have made a bigger impact if you were there heckling the VVIPs?

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

CDO,

Yea, so now they can yap away, and I just couldn’t give a fuck. They’ve talked for years but still haven’t come up with anything concrete.


Farinaaa,

More the reason I should be staying away!


Cikgu,

Exactly my point, sir. Its been going on for years la. Am not buying anything they’re pledging this year. Then come next, you’ll hear the same shit.


Wsalam Kak E,

Entahlah akak. When we want to move on, yang diorang pulak tetap ditakuk lama. Progress susah nak nampak.


Bala Ji,

The VVIPs will have their own VIP table separated from the rest. VIP what, cannot mingle around too much because they’re big-shot Malaysians.

Anba said...

Bro...why dont all of you list all the promises that were given. the resolutions made but only in words and not implemented..write it on the flyer and just spread it around during tis gathering...
or try writing all the things that should be implemented in the papers or just pass it around the blog...

just an idea...

Pi Bani said...

Laaaa... I baca IDD tadi I ingatkan International Direct Dial...

Daphne Ling said...

Happy Whatever Day to you too! ;)

PS: I wouldn't mind meehun goreng at the moment!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Anba,

Thanks on the suggestion. This may come as a surprise to you bro. we’ve actually done that. it just doesn’t move.

This is very new but some of us made it a point to stay away from the national do. It may not work this time but somebody’s gotta get the ball rolling.


Kak Pi,

Muahahaha…sebenarnya panjang lagi dari IDD. Saje pendekkan jadi international disability day.


Daphne Ling!

You may miss the over-rated meehun but we all miss you here la wei.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerpie,

You sure are one picky, fussy, little bro. You sure you're protesting because of some unfulfilled promises? I would think because there no Ayam Golek ;)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

shah my man,

nothing to do with the ayam golek. but i sure to come back for its sambal belacan.