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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Life is a stage

Driving home from Ali Maju roti canai & teh tarik session this morning, Ayah & I had the pleasure and pressure of watching our 3 boys through the mirror - they were all over each other in the back seat. One minute they were teasing, joking and laughing their hearts out over nothing. The next minute quarreling, squabbling and shouting, accusing each other over nothing. Ameer starting calling out for me, snitching - Abang Hafiz buat itu, Abang Idin buat ini. Hafiz started defending, mana ada... tipu, dosa! Abang Idin let out his growl, oii... diam la oiii...

I had a mild headache. I couldn't care less what the boys were fighting about. I thought they'd be fine soon. So I just let them continue with their on-the-road drama, adopting the attitude of Wanshana, ahhh... tak kuasa!

Ayah gave me a nudge at the elbow, "Look at the boys..... Reminds me of our politicians. Macam budak kecik! Craving for attention."

Hahahaha... We had a good laugh.

Whether we realise it or not, the switching of scenes and acts are actually common household drama. Whether we like it or not, as parents, we get daily dosage of such takes without fail. Sometimes we just ignore them, knowing that these are child's play anyway. Sometimes, though, they got on to our nerves and we ended up breathless, all charged up over nothing ourselves!

Just like the high powered political drama that is unfolding before our eyes these days. Not Kung Fu Panda, not Hancock, not even Wall-e can topple it from the top of the chart - just yet!

The twist and turns has given Pak Lah some breathing space at least. And I suppose behind the scene, Tok Guru would surely further his prayers to the almighty to let the truth prevail.

One thing for sure, the truth is yet to be availed.

So hold on to your seats ladies & gentlemen, save your commentaries on those twist & turns, save your breath, saliva and pre-judgement on who's right and who's left, I mean, wrong.

Go grab some popcorns and coke (or keropok lekor & teh tarik if you like).

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Hey.... with the fuel & electricity tariff hike..... why complain when you've got in front of your eyes a free drama to enjoy?

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"Life's but a walking shadow," says Shakespeare's Macbeth, "a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more."

A dark thought for every man, but darker still for the actor who has his true existence only in his everlasting duel with the public. For if every man's life is no more than a play, the actor's life is no more than a play within the play.

And what of all the rest? All that took place behind the scenes when he was a man like any other? Was all that, too, a show, an illusion, a tale "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"?

All the world's a stage indeed. And all the men and women merely players; they will have entrances, and surely their exits.

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I think in his few words, Ayah has said it all. Macam budak kecik craving for attention.


Salam...

14 comments:

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Ibu..
You're right. I pun pening kepala with the current politics hullabaloo..

I've already fried the keropok... tapi takutlah pulak the keropok dah lemau tapi drama tak ada ending lagi... macamana tu?

Pening...

Akmal said...

I think things are getting worse. So many "What the..." and "The Heck!" in the course...
I think things are getting over my neck regarding this current situation we are in...

Kak Teh said...

Ibu, at least budak-budak have all the reasons and excuses to behave like that as they are budak-budak, but what excuses do these politicians have? The sad thing is that they are staging all these for the world to see. Kesian, kan?

Ayah said...

and yet we must still go to work, earn our wages and feed our kids... while their life changes, win or lose, our children still need to be clothed and fed ...

Pi Bani said...

Many years ago while I was still a student, my economics lecturer told my class, "Politicians are like small kids. You hit me, I hit you back!"

Life is a stage indeed. With the politicians as the main actors on stage, those yang kerja backstage pulak kerja menyebar gossip-gossip liar... (with both the Malay and English meaning of the word "liar" applicable)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

the dramas are getting a bit too stale and the popcorn suddenly turns bitter to munch on. the worst part is, prices of essential goods remains ridiculously lofty. hooray to us all for being made a sucker of an audience to all the freak shows.

Eta My said...

Ibu dear,..

Amacam kita tak pernah terserempak kat Ali Maju eh!!...

Dan biarlah siluncai luncai itu..nak terjun ka..ape ka..kerana..selagi ade labu yang nak dicari...tengok berapa jauh....

wanshana said...

Yes indeed - Life is a stage.

And IF only WE the rakyat can be the scriptwriters and directors (as it SHOULD be...)

Sigh...sigh...sigh...

Kerp,

Pass sikit popcorn lemau tu kat akak sket, please?

ardy said...

Such a waste. Instead of working towards a better future, the politicians are busy poking each other, fighting over trivial matters, and wetting their beds.

Come to think of it, you are right! They are children!

Mior Azhar said...

Ibu,
Well put by Ayah.... macam budak-budak ... but then again, I rather be watching Hancock and the likes rather than the drama that's unfolding right in front of us...boring giler

mott said...

HI Ibu!

My first time here! From Daphne's blog! Three boys!! Heh..just like me, but I'm just starting out!

But I do hear you about them playing nicely and then squabbling the next minute!!! Quite a good parallel to politics....hehe..

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Ibu,

Haha! Macam budak kecik hor?

You know, a while back, I was having lunch with some bloggers and they were talking about one particular politician, who every time he hears somebody going to make an announcement/statement, which is 'good' (that means, got some brain-input), he will jump in and quickly be the first to say it!

And one blogger was saying: Macam budak kecik! He wants to say it first!

Your post sure brought back memories ;)

IBU said...

Thanks all for hopping by.

The 'drama' is still on. And indeed - with lots of supporting actors & actresses too!

Yan said...

heheheh TOOO CUTE ;) Ibu, ur blog so kelakar lah!!!