Time really flies.
This is the 800 th post of this blog, after 2 years and 4 months of writing from someone who is just a very ordinary person, a small candle, just like your Ah Pek next door.
Looking back at the 800 posts, there were many which were also published in malaysiakini, MalaysianInsiders as well as listed under RPK’s MT. Some were quite well written, some were not, but all these represent my thinking and my beliefs.
I am not MM, nor CSL nor OTK nor Marina nor Jeff Ooi nor LKSiang nor RPK, . This blog can never be or aspired to be like theirs in popularity.
But whatever i have written is from my heart . It may be naive to some, too straight talking to others, but as I have said before, I aim only to influence a few mindsets, and if i can achieve that , I would be contended.
Whether I have achieved that, it is not for me to judge. But certainly my readership has grown, from around 100 hits /day initially to consistently over 4 figures daily now. I have met students coming back from overseas telling me that they have read my writings. Some doctor colleagues of my wife , who have not met me nor known my name, recommended her to read this blog.
There are times when things seem so gloomy and hopeless, I have flitting thoughts of giving up blogging. At those moments, i would ask myself what was I doing when the whole situation seemed so hopeless… To be frank, it took up an increasing portion of my time, and with a full time practice and my fairly heavy social activities, meetings and so on, it can be real tiring and i am perpetually short of time…..But I have persisted; thanks to all the support and encouragements of blog readers and friends and comrades who had stood behind me all this while.
Change is what this world needs, what this country needs. Like I have said before, in one of my posts “climb the mountain, light the candle”, to see the beautiful scenery on the other side of the mountain, we must climb to the top. There are many different ways to do it, but all climbs are not easy and will be tortous and full of danger. Without climbing it, we will never be able to see the beautiful scenery on the other side; without all of us trying, change will never come.
I hope more people will take up blogging. Nevermind if you have only 10 or 20 visitors. If you can make them see your points, these few people will be the beginning of a multiplier effect. A small spark sometimes can result in a big fire.
To the young people out there, you are the hope of the future. Start voicing out, and try to influence your old older parents and their generations of relatives. Change is what we need, and change is what must come….And you can play a crucial part in that change..
To the older generations like my contemporaries, you can still contribute to this change by your vast experince in lives and impart your young generations with your ideas of what is right and what is wrong.
So please join the wagon and start bloggings, those of you out there…. Let a thousand flowers bloom, let a thousand ideas blossom. Let us have a free, just, democratic, progressive, liberal , tolerant, transparent society where everyone is treated fair and equal.