Why I Write ...

Purely as a form of expression to the emotions that run riot in my life at different junctures. This blog has seen several title revisions that also reflect the state of being and evolution I am constantly in. If one were to remain stagnant in hope of never changing their temporal present, one will awaken someday to much regret. Life is about living, evolving and adapting to the constant changes all around us.

My spot on the web is essentially a journey along with my monologue ramblings of my coherent mind accompanied by the incoherent thing called life. Read me if you like ... if you don't it is not the end of the world. I am at the very least a believer in humility lifts us further than pride.

Happy trails

25 June 2008

Another Whack To The Average Joe .. June 25, 2008

In the The Star on the 24th, I read that credit cards would no longer be accepted at petrol stations ... I wondered when it would kick in. With an empty tank I drove into my petrol station and sat stumped for a bit ... they weren't accepting credit cards anymore ...

It's the end of the month and salary for me goes in at the very last possible hour of the last day of the month ... you can imagine how dried out my wallet and bank account is already. I wanted to cry yet again as I the average wage earner saw my purse shrinking even more.

Thankfully I had the RM100 I needed to fill up my tank for the next 2 days ... and the the next tank fill am going to have to start pulling the remnant ringgits out from stashed corners to make a half tank at least. *SIGH*

Read these links
  1. Credit Card Refusal Draws Ire
  2. Drivers Fume
  3. No Closing Up In Protest says Petrol Dealers
  4. Petrol Kiosks May Stop Credit Card Payments - 24th June
YAY!!! this is the kind of news I like to wake up to ... and it just so kicks off my mood to a happy start.

And you wonder why I have practically all the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms ... I am beyond fatigue at this stage. I am ready to lay down and die in some quiet corner. Soldiering on as I have the last 6 years has taken it's toll on me. But these are trials beyond my control, beyond my means to overcome.

How much more will it take before something is done by the government to help it's people survive. I am a single mother and I get no support or benefits or subsidies of any kind ( perhaps I need to be a of a specific race to qualify - am not sure anymore!) My purse is not increasing, only decreasing.

I've no more lifestyle to change ... it changed 6 years back and its kept tightening and tightening my belt as my girls grow and need more moolah for their few lessons I can send them for, to give them a rounded exposure to find their talents as well.

Anyhows, is there any point in me writing this?? NO ONE IS LISTENING TO US ... Makkal Sakthi whacked the government in March ... they woke up ever so slightly and now are whacking us back in EVERY fooking imaginable way!

GOD! give me the strength and calmness to make it yet through another Malaysia Boleh type day ...

~.ani is now officially self diagnosed with CFS - can it get any worse~






3 comments:

anfield devotee said...

That's why me ask you to check out the downloads on me site.

Therapeutic music to leaps geram. Give it a try while yer driving home . . . he he

Life's Like That said...

Hi,

My first reaction when I read the papers this morn was, "What the Fook, fook, fook?" These petrol companies don even give a warning and they do as they like. They shd at least give some warning b4 implementing s'thing like this. I am one who never carries too much cash(not to say that I have a lot anyway!) with me and this is certainly very inconvenient.

All us average income earners are now starting to feel the pinh, and a real painful one at that! And there ain't a thing we can do abt it!

akuani said...

AD: Will think about it ehheh somehow am not sure it's going to help lepas geram! :)

LLT :) Hi back at ya ... it would seem ppl in power wake up and randomly point to new policies ... you and me and the avg jane/joe is just plain fooked!

!$$$@%@#$^$%&%$ what else is there to say.