Why Do I Blog?

By P Chong                                                                                            Saturday, 9 January 2010

To me, blogging is undoubtedly the purest form of journalism. With due respect to all the news media, how much of what we read is believable or is questionable.

Blogging provides me an avenue to have my printed word, not mere verbal convention, for all to read freely without restraint. I could blog just about anything with the freedom of content.

Why People Blog?

It’s an ideal place, without any external imposition & with complete freedom to work out my feeling about different things, be it political, economical, social or any other.

Blogging affords me the opportunity to be a part not only of the community in which I live but also the world at large. Electronically speaking, the world indeed is a small place. Talk about globalisation . . . blog enables me to achieve that.

I write & speak without restraint to a faceless audience, who may know me increasingly if they have been following my blog, and as I said in my blog:

With a lifetime of experiences to share with the world at large, I am electronically transferring all my thoughts & philosophy onto the blogosphere – to be accessed by one & all globally. Interestingly & provokingly, readers will have both the leisure & pleasure of savouring a wide range of subjects in:

love & romance

arts & science

facts & fiction

reminiscences & presence

greed & creed

economics & politics

fancy & reality

nature & venture

spiritual & secular

life & travel

poems

Remember to leave behind a line or two of your comments that I may know of your coming & going. It’s like signing my Guest Book which I would eternally treasure.

Having lived a greater part of my adult life in a pathetic country like Malaysia, and now living joyously in the “Lucky Country” of Australia, the concept of “All men are created equal” takes on a better perspective & understanding.

The Scale of Equilibrium in justice & fairness must prevail.

Corruption, cronyism & nepotism not to assail.

Please circulate & share my blogosphere with one & all.

Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent

An Australian by Consent

(Dedicated to God for Guidance, Power & Strength)

Quotable Quotes On The Wall

Quotable Quotes On The Wall

(The Thoughts of Paul Chong)

The right choice of words can engage the brain in gear

To bring to fruition the concept or the idea.

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In the days of old without the luxury of modern day multi-media communication, all notices & information were plastered on the wall for public reading – particularly in ancient China. Information is a vital link between the state & the people and no less between individuals.

Chinese artists & calligraphers would also engage the medium of poetic sayings to display in their works. This sort of cultural display was and is rampant even today in the homes, schools, museums & just about anywhere. It is like decorating their walls with great ideas. Imagine a country with millions pursuing the same ideal.

Consciously or unconsciously, when I was running a delicatessen business in Kalamunda, Perth, Western Australia from 1984 to 1990, I plastered a lot of my poems & writings on my shop window. Apart from attracting many readers, they also caught the attention of the local press & I was dubbed the “Confucius of Kalamunda”.

The late Bob Duffield, journalist, author & lecturer, who penned a foreword to my little publication “How To Have Motivation Unlimited” was particularly impressed with my writings. Even more so, he was full of admiration on my principle for not selling cigarettes in my deli.

He wrote: “One day in October 1987. Paul’s medical student son, David, came home & said: ‘Dad, I know you don’t smoke, but you are catering for this health-destroying habit by selling tobacco to others. Doesn’t this put you in the position of a drug pedlar who, while not a user himself, makes an income out of selling the stuff?’”

Paul processed that through Ethical Motivation” he continued, “and promptly decided: ‘We will not sell smoke any more.” This was the poignant small-wall poster, among others, displayed in the shop window. Duffield ended his foreword with these words: “You can succeed without greed & win without sin.”

Those days I was using my old faithful ‘Olivetti Lettera 32’ typewriter from my University days. It’s a far cry from today’s modern technology and no comparison to my new 24” desktop Mac OS X which I received as a birthday gift from my three children. Yes, my greatest wish is to share my thoughts for posterity, hoping they would make a difference in the world we live in – “to succeed without greed and win without sin” in my new blog at:

http://p21chong.wordprtess.com

Therein I have posted quite a few topics, and will from time to time post new ones. The main entries are:

  • Prosperity, Posterity & Proprietary

  • Inspiration Vs Perspiration

  • Tiananmen Square: Protestors’ Debacle

  • The 4 Alphabets of Economic recovery

  • The Japanese Dilemma

  • Aspire to Inspire . . . Before You Expire

  • Remembering Life’s Lessons

  • Women – Men’s Equal?

  • Order Prevails Or Chaos Assails

  • Western Democratic Imperialism

Added to the above topics: Quotable Quotes On The Wall

(From the Writings of Paul Chong:

His Profound Simple Truths, Thoughts and Philosophy)

I am a Chinese by Descent, an Australian by Consent.

Hard work will not a person kill, but sheer idleness will.

In the past loyal employees are appreciated but with changing times flexible workers are more treasured.

To grow to progress is to change, and it should not be hindered by inhibitions.

To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

From the womb to the tomb there’s but one room. It’s either heaven or hell where for all eternity you “yell”.

Inward grace outward grace. Inward disgrace outward ugly face.

Attitude is your fortitude for it’s attitude more than aptitude that scales the altitude.

Do something expect nothing. Rewards are there when you least care.

The minefields are ever present in self-pride, gross individualism and self-centeredness.

Today’s value system is greatly distorted and truths are often twisted.

Be courageous – live on your feet rather living on your knees.

The fairways are wide and the hole is big. Yet the dimpled ball has its way of making its own sway.

Christians should not hold grievance nor should they entertain preferences. Not just between their fellow believers, but more as an example to non believers.

Set right your vertical relationship with God before establishing any human horizontal kind.

It’s love at first sight, and more love to sustain all fight.

They are intended for your reading pleasure. Feel free to make your comments. Have your say . . . and let them stay. If they are any good to you, do share them. Forward and circulate them among your loved ones, friends & all your email contacts.

Thank You!

Paul Chong

Tuesday, 2 July 2009