***Spelt thus because I follow my great band the Beatles' example in how they sing HEY JUDE -- remember the chorus, don't we? >>> So make it it badder, badder, badder...Nah, nah, nah, nah....
Let's go back to the spirit of Bee Gees' FIRST OF MAY:
"When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall we used to love while others used to play..."
We used to be so carefree -- recall your schooldays? I do, and It's awe ESCTASY!
We then don't worry about time, how it flies
Nor about money, that we now term disdainfully aSs Vitamin M
As long as we can scramble a few dollars with our few buddies to but the latest Elvis album
Or if you prefer, Cliff Richard...Yeah, the Onset of ECSTASY!
Because we find Joy in every single matey moment
Where tribe means more than individual, yeah!
(DIGRESSING -- How passe, the present Tech gen may laugh us off!)
But that's how we liked it, simple pleasures from simple wants
Not the same as the presen -- I want this, I want that -- generation
Sight, sigh, how time flies
and ECSTASY JUST SLOWLY RODE INTO THE PORT DICKSON SUNSET For Desi,
I don't know about Thee: where wer you and mateys at that sweet tender age of 11 to 17?
When the pimples first appeared, and the stirrings of romatic youth jest started
WERE WE ALL THE occasional/rare PLAYER AT FIRST LOVE, or JUST the majority/the others lah! who "USED TO PLAY"?
So let's forward 10 years, and we arrived at 21, all ADULT AND MACHO/LADYLIKE
Or some were feeling ADULTERATED and LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR lots of the time?!
Yes, it's the the Onset of AGONY!
.......tO BE CONTINUED AS YET ANOTHER MAYEY CALLS FOR a lABOUR dAY CELEBRATE BEFORE MIDNIGHT!
In its regional survey, recruitment firm Hays found that just seven per cent of Malaysians would not move abroad for better job prospects, career advancement or better lifestyles.
This mobility is compounded by a previous Hays study that showed five per cent of the Malaysian workforce exited the country annually, with Singapore being the prime destination.
“The opportunity to gain highly valued international experience is the number one factor driving local talent overseas,” says Christine Wright, managing director of Hays in Asia, said in a statement announcing the results.
“These candidates want to gain a job overseas because employers increasingly value local talent with international experience and an international mindset. These candidates are even more highly valued than expatriates since they combine their Westernised way of thinking and experience of how business is done overseas with local cultural understanding.
According to Wright, the readiness to be geographically mobile was result of the expanding presence of multinationals in the region that require talents with international experience.
Singapore’s workforce was the most mobile, with 97 per cent saying they are ready to move abroad for better opportunities and exposure, while China (96 per cent) and Hong Kong (94 per cent) were second and third.
According to a World Bank report in 2011, the number of skilled Malaysians living abroad rose 300 per cent in the last two decades, with two out of every 10 Malaysians with tertiary education opting to leave for either Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries or Singapore.
The organisation also highlighted a geographic and ethnic component to the talent outflow, with about 88 per cent of the Malaysian diaspora in Singapore being of ethnic Chinese origin.
Worryingly for Malaysia, the World Bank report concluded that these migrants were being replaced by unskilled and uneducated foreigners.
The New Economic Policy (NEP) and other programmes in its vein have been blamed for driving the country’s non-Malays to find an exit, with Singapore being the destination of choice for geographic and cultural reasons.
Hays polled a total of 2,553 job candidates for its survey.