About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The true measure of a man ....

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges (Martin Luther King Jr)

Last week has definitely been a week where all my comforts and convenience has been challenged.

Many already know from my previous blog that my wallet got pick pocketed.

Apart from having lost money and belongings, it came at a time when there are many things happening.

Just a week earlier, my 196 items/boxes of stuff arrived from Miri.

This has left my humble abode in a bit of a mess with boxes all around and it will take time to clear, sell or donate the stuff.

Then there was the cramming for exam, which happens to be in the time where I am still settling back into the hustle and bustle life of KL.

Then the income tax men are coming after me for some property gains tax that I have to pay - close to 20k including some fines. At least this I have my "new" lawyer taking care of it which should have been under the "old" lawyer who has left the firm.

To top all these wonderful things, I got pick pocketed.

The hassle of cancelling cards, making new cards etc etc etc.

I surprisingly managed to make my Malaysian ID card and driver's licence relatively fast in Maju Junction.

But was fined RM110 for MYID and RM30 for drivers licence with no avenue for appealing. You get fined even if your stuff gets stolen. Even if you are poor. Even if you may be bleeding or raped (thankfully none which happened to me).

In my rush of getting out of the stress of things, I left Maju JUnction crammed car park and conveniently reversed into a pillar which was in my blind spot.

Luckily I was driving my Landrover 4WD and only sustained a few bruises from whiplash.

But my car likely sustained damages about 3k worth - yet to go evaluate the damage at a workshop.

I guess if all bad things happen at once, then only good things will happen for the rest of the year. I pray and hope for that.

Anyways, despite all the negative things, i would like to add to what the quote says.

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.

For me it has been always about how he stands at times of controversy and challenges and who stands with him.

My family - wifey, Al E and pops and my friends - Mack, Datuk, Uding, Dr B, Bernd and others - thanks for standing with me in my times of challenge and thanks for your kind words, understanding, hugs and at times silence (which I sometimes needed).

Take care and be well.


bal said...

There are reasons, if one looks hard enough, one will see why some stand with so many and some stand alone. This has nothing to do with the ''stand-er'', sometimes, sometimes it has EVERYTHING to do with the ''stand'ee''.

Take a bow Nils Timbadia, stand-ee extraordinare. It is easy to stand with you. In my heart i know that when my time comes, (as everyone's time will come) to stand, i will never stand alone, your prayers will stand with me.

macK said...


Ser said...

Life is like a box of chocolates...