Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Those show off.

Sometimes in our life, we cannot but met those who thinks they know everything. Others opinions does not matter for them and will always be dismissed as unwanted annoying sounds in their ears. Usually I have no problem with these kind of people since they and the sarcastic me avoid each other.

We can always identify these species because they tend to stand out in a crowd. They are the one who talks a lot at any function. They are also the one who sneak their way into a conversation and before we know it, hold their courts for those who dropped their jaws in awe and were mesmerized by their tales of successful undertakings. They usually will show off everything they wear and own in their sad bid to impress themselves and everyone else.

Mr Triple H : You know what? You should buy a Mercedes. You know, being in Europe and all. I myself bought one.
Akula : No, I dont like Merc.
Mr. Triple H : Ah, well, its everybody's dream car. How can you say, you dont like Merc? Obviously you never drive one, but once you try, I am sure you'll get hooked.
Akula: Seriously, I dont like it.
Mr. Triple H : Pity you. Bila lagi nak bergaya? Ke tak cukup duit?

I smiled at his remarks and immediately shot back an answer.

Akula : You dont even know me, and yet you think its okay to assume that I never own a Mercedes? Tell you what, I used to drive a Mercedes, a 190E back in 1998. And the funny thing about all this, I already drove one when I was 31 years old, and borrowing your own word, dah already bergaya back then, while you were still daydreaming about owning a Mercedes. And how old were you when you finally bought your Merc? 48-50 years old?

Mr. Triple H blinked his eyes rapidly and just keep quite. I continued.

Akula : I ditched my 190E in 2002, when I was in Canada since I found out I seriously dont like it. What about you? After slaving yourself for most of your working life, you can only afford to buy it now. And I am sure you will drive this car right after you pencen, and this will be the last car you own. How sad is that? Next time please dont think you are the only one who could afford to own everything.

Upon hearing my lengthy reply, Mr Triple H excused himself from the conversation.

The thing is, I usually don't brag about stuff I owned just for the sake to show off, since I seriously subscribe to the principle of whatever people own is their business. But of course, if a person choose to intrude into my personal life, I am always game for a showdown, and will never shy away giving him a piece of my mind.

And I dont give a shit if that person terasa. He's the one who has to deal with my remarks, not me.

After all, Mercedes is just another car. If we can afford it, why not? But never make the mistake of thinking we are the only one who could afford such luxury and privilege. Others do too.

The only thing different is, they dont go around town and show it off.


  1. hang still the same macam dulu, 25 years back! ha ha! anyway, be the way you are bro!

  2. Anon : Heheh, I'll take that as a compliment. i know you are my fellow bro but seriously I have no idea who you are. Hahaha, Sorry bro. I do hope I havent change since the last 25 years too. Hehehe

  3. Merc second hand murah je........

  4. Anon : Tu ler pasal. Apa nak dibanggakan. Hehehe

  5. kekekeekekek..berdesing telinga Mr.H..haha

  6. Salam..good for you to stand up for yourself..! :-)

    Btw, maaf la kalau saya menyelit jap..saya ni org Melayu baru dua hari sampai geneva ni haa..actually this is my third time here..lokking forward to meet other Malay in this area.. kat mana selalu org melayu geneva dok meet up and beli barang halal? :-)..