b=r=e=A=k=i=n=g that Never on Sunday Rule to exercise your unique Beautiful Mind tomorrow! Put on your THINKING CAP, lazy&I.Cowws, for the next 28hours! And this is an Order from Desi, as tomorrow is Desiderata.English Day!:)
This TeAser Challenge is only for those who are Above the Age of Non-Dissent, you decide for youself whether you’ve reached that, as Mark Twain famously said: “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Between now and 2400 hrs September 30, which is the deadline (please don’t confuse with the word dateline!) for C5, some of mGf complained they are getting bored. Me, I'm getting gored, so I have cooked up/cocked up/corked up (pick one, so easy nowadays with primary and secondary school tests, OBJECTIVE, they call them. -- YES, the Objective is to attain the highest pass-rate possible, even DISTINCTION RATE, under the present Education Minister so that in 50 years’ time, HIStory would be kind to ‘im, Ahem:) The immediate prior statement is bracketed so that my Esteemed Readers can imagine you can’t see those questionably "offending" words, in case they haul thee up as weaknesses against Desi in a defamation suit for brining down the Nama of the said minister. But Desi’s prima facie DEFENCE -a loyar buluk here!:(-is that if you did not start with a good NAMA at this juncture, how can a mosquito bite like the invisible claim above bring Down (or Up?) one’s monstrous name? And that’s another rhetorical Q!
The post is titled CHALLENGE S’X, but this writer takes some few hundred-word opening remarks to warm up. I tell you why – among mGf readers, few have practised CRITICAL or ANALYTICAL THINKING under the present education system. They either make them memorise facts by ROTI LEARNING, or they over-teach them to ask TOO MANY QUESTIONS (TANGENTIAL2!). This Xplains why it took eon(s) years for DESIDERATA to give away the First A CLALLENGE TO LOVE.
Okay, the GOoD NEWS this Sunday is that its author, not Desi, but Catherine De Costa, says she is giving away THREE MORE COPIES of the autographed r-o-m-a-n-t-i-c novel. This S’X CHALLENGE results in giving away one copy to the best answer for the following TeAser Challenge! The Other2 are for C5!!
“**DESIDERATA says he does not kNOw on what weekday he’s born. Mum is no more around to answer that Q. Also, he had not spied that Calendar that Primrose spied (in Singapore or from a fortune teller?:) that traced her to be confirmed as a FRIDAY’S CHILD, who is loving and giving …
I’ve now creatively at one day on which Desi was born, and your Challenge is to arrive at the “best” answer or Guess that approximates my pre-determined answer, which has been sealed in an enveloped and dumped at a deep vault at BankNegeri to which only I and other Other BN official have the keys, perhaps Alicia? So, either you spend the next28 hours making an EDUCATED GUESS, yes, accompanied by the RAT-ionale, a Mousey-one, also-can, or track down Alicia.
This post is uploaded at 2000 hrs Saturday September 10, 2005, and the deadline is 2400 hrs Sunday September 11, 20-not S’X! See, Desi works hard for his living, could be a Saturday’s Child, as I stated last Saturday. I'll try to announce the Winner Monday morn at BF time!
(1) Somewhere buried in that post “FRIDAY'S CHILD IS LOVING AND GIVING...” are a sprinkle of clues.
(2) This ditty also provides some leads:
The Beatles could be a mover, I suppose
Pak Lah could be a Friday’s Child, like Primrose
If it’s not Monday, Tuesday, Wednurseday
Thursday, Friday or Saturday
It can Never be a Sundae
So Pak Lah, like Desi, could be born
That Special Day
Appropriate for a PM
It's a .....day!
So think outside the box
Desi’s riddle is born of a fox.
(3) That NAME Desi’s decided is a soaring one, lifting Malaysians’ spirit towards Towering status, come what may;
But slightly mis-pronounced, can be disastrous, dangerous even, for then anarchy and violence could rule the day.
Each contestant can give ONE plus 2 ANSWERS, but the First must be accompanied by that RAT-IONALE, Mosey-one also-can!
(4) If there is no Answer that tallies exactly with Desi’s, the closest in content and intent and spirit will be selected, BY DESIDERATA, whose decision is FINAL&MUKTAMAD!. I have prepared a CLOSET LIST nearest the “TeAser Answer’ – see how generous Desi's.
(5) Cos Desi is generous of heart, and in deed he has one left after almost months of Promoting, Parenting, Rushing, Ranting, Inspiring, Instigating, Mocking, Minding, Edging and Egging my EsteemedReaders to THINK, THINK, THINK.
For Challengees like Yan, Primrose and maybe a few others who o’lad’ have a copy of Catherine De Costa’s Challenge, I’m offering (generous Desi again here) an Autographed Copy of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, including packeageing and mailing costs, e- or non-e, to any part within spiritedestination, to the Winner! This prized work is autographed and precious to Desi, yet in his Cause to Promote Crttical Thinking apparently lacking here, he’s parting with that authographed copy from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but the signature is Mine-lah, NOT Shylock’s (he’s another kedekut1!).
ENJOY! ENJOY!! ENJOY!!! ENJOY!!!! ENJOY!!!!! ENJOY!!!!!! ENJOY!!!!!!!
Q: How many times did Tunku Abdul Rahman lead patriotic Malayans in shouting “Merdeka!” on August 31, 1957 to declare our INdependence Day?
PS: Desi has added FOUR MORE LINES to the poem at 1.45AM, so please note carefully.
Also note that you must READ ALL COMMENTS (Reader's plus Desi's Responses)as some flowers of hints may be sprinkled among the ********blooms!********