I may sound kind of arhaic or outdated in my thinking, but there is one thing i really hate and loathe when it comes to family and sincerity or the lack of it..............so the stories go.
Story No 1,
I received an SMS from my younger sister with the text that reads something like this," I am holding a Christmas party on the 24th of Dec, can come or not?" personally i never like an invitation channelled through SMS, to me it always makes me feel that the invitation is not sincere,or just mere obliging.
When i received that SMS from my younger sister, i was not so happy about it,i was thinking why cant it be a telephone call, or was it so hard for a telephone call? Then over the weekend, i wanted to know if what i was feeling made any sense, i made a random survey from my friends about my malaise of this SMS.
I concluded that about 90 % of my friends could identify with my not so nice feeling (simply because it was between a older brother and a younger sister, and we live like less than 4 kilometeres away)
So what do you think?
Story No 2,
Last Saturday was my nephew's daughter full moon celebration, according to Chinese custom,on this auspicious day, my nephew should personally give the elders the full moon gifts to mark the occasion, but it was not the case as far as my nephew was concerned.
Instead of he carrying out the duty, it was my sister(my nephew's mother) calling me asking me if i was at home so that she could pass the full moon gift to me, when i heard it, i was kind of mad and diplomatically i declined her on the pretext that i didnt like the full moon food.
Seriously what have we all become? where is the family value now, why are the youngs not taught about the value of family? or are we like what Oscar Wilde said , " we know the prices of everything but the value of nothing."
Q) So what do you think?
P/S : It's so funny how we dont talk anymore..........