01 November 2005

Bandung Vader Is At It Again.

I haven't been following closely the going-ons back home around the local blogosphere except the blog or two or three or... from a few people talking about it.

It finally got my attention when $traits Time$ mentioned in an article on how her sponsors are yanking the plug on her. Yes, I am talking about the little storms in the teacup as stirred up by the Pink One again.

That brings me to an old Confucius saying that I would like to share with everybody.

见贤思齐焉, 见不贤而内自省也。

What that meant for the benefit of my potato friends is that when you meet a person of noble stature i.e. a good person, aspire to be like that person. Take him/her to be your role model and learn from him/her and apply onto oneself. If you meet a person from the other end of the spectrum, ask yourself and reflect on how did you get yourself to be in that position.

Note how Confucius neither condemn nor criticise the lesser party (if there is a lesser party at all). What Confucius taught instead, is that you should be looking inwardly first before judging others. More often than not, reflecting upon oneself is more than enough and hence, the lack of the need to judge other people.

The way I see it, Bandung Vader has every right to voice her own opinion, even it is disagreeable. On the same token, just as I have every right to give my own two-cents' worth here. I am an advocate of Freedom of Expression. However, I also advocate being responsible for your own words and actions. In other words, do or say what you want but be ready to back them up by being accountable for them. Too often do we see cowards hiding behind the cover of anonymity and say all sorts of nonsense, which to me only make them looked lagi STOOPID.

Everything has a price. Yes, even freedom of expression. If you can't afford it, it is wiser to just shut the f*ck up and keep your opinion to yourself. Nothing is free. Not even a free lunch. Period.

Having said that, I don't really understand why people would want to go to Bandung Vader's blog and get all upset about it. If you don't like what you read, don't go there. Simple as that. Granted that there is the first time and one would not know better but I would like to apply the following saying*.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

*Granted that the words may not fit perfectly to this situation but nevertheless the jist of it is there.

p.s. This particular blog may sound a bit more mellow than the last one that I went all ballistics with regards to Bandung Vader but it only shows that I am human also. I don't profess to be a saint nor neither am I any closer to being the perfect nice guy. I have my flaws but at least I am constantly learning to be a better person.

- Voxeros

1. Lynne left...
Tuesday, 1 November 2005 5:16 am
Wah, I consider my "chee-na" quite good, but I still dun really understand that "Kong Zi" phrase w/o your explanation. You bery bery "chim" man, I "kou tou" to you *bow*
I find all these controversy very entertaining, hahaha. Remember to tell me in advance if you should fly by here again, OK? I can take you downtown and go "wet" (cantonese) ... likely get lost first, hahahaha

2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 1 November 2005 5:42 am ::
Lynne: How's that coming from an ACS boy? Heh heh....
So far I see MSP as far as the inside of the airport. Haiz.... see how, maybe next time, plan a layover there if the opportunity allows.

3. Zhe Bin left...
Tuesday, 1 November 2005 2:26 pm
I just think.. she's obsessed with "I have always been airing my views and if you don't agree just go away. I think I am right and I am outspoken. That's why my readers like me" kinda attitude. She zou huo ru mo already. = S
Sometimes it's the responsibilities lah. She still hasn't realise yet.

4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 2 November 2005 6:26 am ::
Zhe Bin: The way I see it, she is just immature. She fluked it when she stumbled onto a workable formula, with endorsements and mini-fame trip, and she worked it to death.
Here's a girl with no new ideas and struggling to stay afloat. At this time, the word "pathetic" looks like a compliment.
Good luck to her. I hope she grows up.

5. akk left...
Wednesday, 2 November 2005 2:39 pm matter wat, i feel that the maliciousness of the whole situation is all overboard and unnecessary. I agree and also advocate Freedom of Speech, and believe that she is partly correct in that ppl who don't like her shouldn't read her. But then she should also know that the ppl themselves are advocating their own freedom by reading but flaming her at every opportunity. Ppl who blog in this manner, ie writing everything without thinking through first, will always have this kind of attention.

6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 2 November 2005 5:06 pm ::
Akk: Well, I will agree with you up to a certain extent.
Constructive rebuttal is one thing. Senseless childish flaming is another.

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