Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Have we progressed?

I was reading Today's Voices column where a someone wrote in about the treatment her father received as a senior worker.

http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC101019-0000056/Clean-up-treatment-of-cleaners

In an instance, it reminded of my late father.

I remembered the time when he was released by his company after he was struck down by a serious illness. He recovered though after that.

Having work for years, staying home is not something he looked forward to even though that was what his children wanted him to.

He pride himself as a independent man, so he worked as a cleaner, one of the few jobs he qualified for in this place where educational level is everything.

He didn't last very long. It was only after his passing that through my mum, we found out that he was made to carry heavy loads which he can't afford anymore considering his age.

That was almost 13 years ago. Nothing has changed in this place where money is everything and we are simply numbers filling up that profit making machine.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Back to school

3rd term starting 25th of this month and feeling is neutral. Not that looking forward to it or otherwise. Too much things happened that dampens whatever spirit I have left.

Not sure how many of classmates made it although I know I'll be seeing Vincent.

My request for another module to be added, which is on a Monday, was granted. So it's 1-3-5 now. The more days I'll be coming home late, the better it is. Less contact, less friction. Simple laws of physics.

Hate classes on Friday as that is the day I normally stay back late at work to finish up stuff that I can't during normal days.

Maybe it's telling not to put work to high up on the priority list anymore and instead on things that leads towards real happiness. Work have been that for many years and have seldom failed me.