what is desiderata marked the debut of my humble Blog, now almost finishing se7en years on March 15, 2012.
I reprise the virginal post as it was writ then --TYPOSwarts&All -- to remind the start of an exciting journey with cyber-friends, some who became terrestrial mateys, but most still Aliens -- or are they ETs? I believe that we are enriched by the companions on life's journey -- for better or worse -- and Desi on hindsight attribute my "inventing" a unique style (as described by two regular readers who appreciate beyong norma; English OK!) of ***blogspeak wit' a dose of DDC (4Da Desi Code, endowed by AweOfHelen a chinCHAsui eeehPOHlang!:) thrown it to make a cyber-rojak:) OR :( to each his/her/its own! -- YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual
PS: *** My favourites are "In the steal of the night...; Get the hear out of hell!...(specially targetes at steAmedreaders who dare aRsEk intelligent Qs -- but do not forward an accompanying cheque! -- when Desi didn't solicit for businurse!:(:(
Okay, the reprised article starts now -- badder steal, a REPRISAL for ER (4EsteemedReaders lah! if you must ask, judging from thy Ignoramus-looking reaction!:( ~C~C~c~c~c~C~C~ The lust symbol preceding this sentence refers to the se7en seas (BTW, 7 is Desi's fave nombor OK!) for I have thousands of cyber-friends worldwide -- if you believe UMNO and MCA leaders they have millions of members, so a litter exaggeration on Desi's part is forGIFTen yes/No/maybe/++++Mayhaps?
PPS: ++++ Mayhaps is a combo word as part of DDC erotically/exotically derived from maybe and perhaps, so it's on stronger probability than the two originals standing alone; hope this short Intro gifts thee some vague idea on DCC!
what is desiderata
WRITING has been a passion of mine among others, like painting and reading, since my early school days. Those were hazy, lazy days when young people had time for top-spinning, spider catching, swimming in former mining pools (a dangerous pastime!) in the outdoors, and for indoor leisure, there was no TV, and the strongest pull for me were comics and library books. As the saying goes, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention", I ventured into writing in my secondary schooldays to earn some pocket money, so that my siblings and I could indulge in the weekend cheap matinee (as the cinema was about the next best thing to a luxury outing).
Since my youth, I have adopted a poem called "The Desiderata of Happiness"by Max Ehrmann as my philosophical guide to daily living. Desiderata starts with "Go placidly amid the noise and the haste ..." and ends with an optimistic "With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy." (I'll publish this poem in full later - but meanwhile, readers can go to Yahoo! and Search for this easily...)
"Desiderata" means "features or characteristics deemed as essential or desirable to..."; hence one may say the desiderata of happiness may consist of, among others, good health, a balanced education, a professional job, lots of money to spare after the essentials for daily living, or even a carefree vagabond lifestyle ... to each his/her own!
I shall end my first blog as an Introduction here, just past midnight, March 15, 2005 - "Beware the Ides of March!" for those with some exposure to Shakespeare, who would be quoted in my writings quite a lot in future. Meanwhile, greetings to all, please find time for fine reading, especially Poetry, so that we can puruse a common journey of upgrading our quality of life. Wishing you all Good Health and Progress in All Your Endeavours.