Thursday, January 12, 2006

Pigs and Skunks

it’s temporarily. The process of trashing out all the junk in one has accumulated in one’s old place I’m used to, but now there’s a new aspect to it – clearing up all the stuff in one’s new place to make way for all the surviving junk.

Don’t get me wrong, in recent years, I’ve been a rather neat and tidy fella. A little neurotically too, in certain ways. But coming back to my old room has reminded me of times when the appearance of order could be well attained with the golden slacker’s rule: “snout of sight, snout of mind.” Or maybe that’s because I feel like eating pork.

Accreditation: Be the Star You Are. Apart from being party animals, pigs actually keep their living quarters tidy.

Came across a “newly revised and updated” Guinness Book of Records. Well, I’m sure it was newly revised and updated when it was published 14 years ago. Hard to imagine that 1992 was that long ago, eh?

Still, that was the time when the Guinness Book was still looked upon as a cool encyclopaedia back when encyclopaedias where actually still books. Not the circus that it’s become today, especially on TV. And there are things in the old 1992 edition which I’m guessing are likely still to stand today… and if not, are still good to note, for the record, as such. For example, before the rather suspicious “Malaysian Book of Records”, there were at least two world entries for Malaysia. One was on having the only royalty rotation system in the world, and the other:

Longest abbreviation: The initials S.K.O.M.K.H.P.K.J.C.D.P.W.B., which stand for the Syarikat Kerjasama Orang-orang Melayu Kerajaan Hilir Perak Kerana Jimat Cermat Dan Pinjam-meminjam Wang Berhad. This is the Malay name for The Cooperative Company of the Lower State of Perak Government’s Malay People for Money Savings and Loans Ltd., in Teluk Anson, Perak, West Malaysia (formerly Malaya). The abbreviation for this abbreviation is Skomk.

Ok, I'm off to Bangkok. Postings as and when possible - will be back for Chinese New Year. Toodles!

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