Sunday, 16 September 2007

When ARK seems impossible

First, ARK check… how many still remember what am I talking about here? I sincerely hope the Act of Random Kindness continues; and I will begin the week believing that my entry did create some chain of kindness in the last few days… can?

Anyway, I understand that there are times when it is just very difficult, or sometimes, impossible for us to bring out the kind heart in us. These are the times when our patience is stretched to the fullest and we are on the verge of ‘bursting’, metaphorically speaking. How then can we do an ARK in such situation?

Try this… next time you land yourself in such situation… the best ARK you can do is to be kind… to yourself. Sometimes, we react to things rather easily. Instead, we should respond to the situation. Try not to let the dark side get the best of you. Refusing to let your blood pressure right and burst… is the best act of kindness you can do yourself. At least that’s what I think. No doubt, may not be applicable all the time.

Last but not least…
“whack” check… Many of you commented saying that you enjoyed the game. How many of you actually manage to get all 17 whacking tools? Some of my colleagues are stuck at 14 the last I heard. For those who has yet to reach 17… keep trying, but don’t let your boss catch you doing it…

41 comments:

Sunshine said...

whack check eh... i "love" my boss.... yes i do...
i love i love i love....

i do?!??

*looking at pendelum*

you love your boss...
you love your boss...
you love your boss...

maegen said...

y'day i help my mummy cut her nail and doing a pedicure treatment for her as she hardly cutting it herself nowaday .. does this consider ARK ?

today i catch a baby on time when he going to fall down in the mall while their parents not pay attention to him even he was still learning how to walk .. does this consider too ??

and lastly .. today one of my friend told me i'm pretty but abit FAT and i didnt even scold him a "dirty" words but i smile and thanks to him does this consider too ??? haa~~

Little Ray said...

The game was great.lol.

I found all 17, wakaka. Shows how persistent I am to whack my boss.

Rashikaps said...

ARK - Been speaking to my friend to help regain confidence and come to terms with what happened. :)
A favor to myself - I get really worked up when I'm running late. So I'm going to try to leave a few minutes earlier than I normally do. It'll help cut the stress.

k.h. said...

ARK... send my friend to places as she doesn't have a car...

whack my boss... i got all 17!!

rational thinker said...

HI zewt,

Since i have read your post, I have probably did about 10 ARKs, at least those I counted. ARK is not impossible, never.

Sometimes, a smile to a lonely girl, a dollar to a pennyless family, a comment to discouraged blogger, a wink to a cheeky kid, and a short chat to a granny - is all it takes to brigten someone's life.

:) Never get discouraged. ARK is not just about doing favors, driving cars or lending money.:)

-Princess Shin- said...

Oh my god.. that's so sick! I can't believe I stayed to find all 17 of them! Ah.. haha.. so terrible having to watch the guy killing his boss for 17 times! Disturbing disturbing!!! Bad zewt! =P

Soulblade said...

LoL~

I 'loved' my boss too much.. Till i get full 'hits'.

LoL~

J.T. said...

Totally agree... sometimes we need to show kindness to ourselves. Not easy but certainly do-able.

narrowband said...

I need something more physical. The game didn't work for me. ;p just kidding. I still find my boss tolerable. Still.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the whack thing is kind of cruel. So much blood and gore. Honestly, after locating and playing those 17 ways, I have to conclude that bosses are human and they really don't deserve any of those ill wills despite how much we hate their actions at times.

Anyway, ARK should be directed to others not ourselves because we love ourselves too much to see those around us.

If loving/being kind to others is so difficult, then we have to examine ourselves to see if there is something wrong with us.

LaSh said...

I haven't tried whacking again since my first try - stuck at 16. Will need to do it again this week when I've got nothing to do.

Speaking of ARK's, am happy to say that am still carrying on with it! :D

This Sunday, I made more than just 1 ARK - mainly while driving : giving way to others to pass, letting a**holes cross the road where they shouldn't, giving a lift to an old guy walking to the same place I was going to. WOW!

:D feels good!

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

How cum I cannot play wan? Dam my 'holy' computer! I agree with u totally about being kind to oneself before u can be kind to other.As for ARK I am doing that all the time! Have a nice day!

Huei said...

hahahah i got grossed out after like the 7th thing i found!

ahh..so um..is flirting cosidered as ARK? =P jkjkjkjkjk

rinnah said...

My ARK for today is to be kind to me... I need it... it's only 11.30am on Monday morning and already my day kinda sucks...

Princess Eileen said...

I didn't whack my boss with your game.... is that considered A.R.K also? Wakaka... by the time I go home , I have no urge to whack :P

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

ARK to myself... I got 3 days MC. Hahah! Can relax at home for 3 days!!

sharlydia said...

U wont see any comments from me the next 2 weeks coz i'll be traveling WITHOUT my laptop! haha...

till then...take care!

Pookyma said...

lolx at Huei's comment....haaha

Seems like everyone is doing it...The A.R.K.

Helen said...

I'm still doing your ARK.

My cussing was reduced to 50% on the road. Statistically, there are 50% less hamkaling on the road... lol

ting tit lei said...

did not skip class, did not use TIUNIASING more than 10 times in class, did not throw something at lecturer.

thats one hell of an ARK
now wheres my reward

alan zed said...

whack check, i got 16 out of 17. where is the last one, la ?

Freethinker said...

I have 16... where the hell is the missing one. WHY ISNT THE GOLF CLUB UTILISED !!!!

Angie Tan said...

hmmm here's a suggestion....

try an ARK on the most hated person in your company/environment. it is easy to be kind to a stranger, but to be kind to the meanest person you know, that's really stretching your patience.

anyway, the whacking game was fun. managed to get all 17 very quickly.. woo hoo!!

i think this shows that i'm evil or have very violent tendencies. lol!!

H.C. Tan said...

in a mean mode..cant perform ARK haha

ehon said...

kakakakakakakaka! i so agree. sometimes we forget ourselves too much. :D

ehon said...

i got all 17 whacking tools!!! :D :D

Seaqueen said...

I agree with Angie Tan. Try the ARK on any individual you hate or despise most. If you can do it, you'll be able to do the ARK anytime, anywhere and with anyone.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

well do it with a smile..whether u kena scolding or u r doing the scolding haha..thats good ark what..

i found 16/17..seriously got troubled by the game until i cant find the last one..

zewt said...

sunshine - sigh... running from reality.

maegen - hahahaha... definitely ARKs there, no doubt about it. you thank ppl for saying that you're fat... that ARK deserves 10 points!

little ray - you're the devil haha!

rashikaps - you're always early for office? i am always late... i try to sleep longer... an ARK to myself too! hehe...

kh - you like the girl right? hahaha... if yes, it doesnt count!

rational thinker - a comment to discourage a blogger? to encourage you mean :) i totally agree with u... ARK can just be as simple as a smile to someone who needs some positive signs.

princess shin - means you're sick... sick within hahahaha...

zewt said...

soulblade - hahaha... dont we all just lurrrrve our boss :)

JT - just have to know that it's for our own good, then it will be possible.

narrowband - the best has yet to come...

anon @ 8.43am - hmmm.... so it's right when ppl say... that we can only love others if we know how to love ourselves.

LaSh - i guess doing an ARK on the road is the easiest huh :) well... try harder... go for the small items... it's hidden somewhere.

Hor Ny - sayin have a nice day to me everytime is already an ARK my friend.

Huei - i dont think your boo will like that hehe...

zewt said...

rinnah - tell me about it. my day is kinda sucky too due to some bad news.. sigh.

princess eileen - wahhh...maybe not yet... u have yet to feel the fury haha.

purple mushroom - that's too much! hahaha!

sharlydia - no worries... have a good trip.

pookyma - it's good isnt it. long may it continue... except for huei.hehe.

Helen - i must say... those are very substantial ARKs! hahah!

tingtitlei - your reward is ... i heard today that F1 results are all fixed kakakakaka...

zewt said...

alan zed - look for those small items.

freethinker - use the observer in you... hehe

angie tan - wow... i must say... that will be the greatest ARK of all. kudos if you can really do that.

HC Tan - what happened la?

ehon - well... selflessness should not be abused :) and 17... you're a devil! haha...

Seaqueen - i do that to my boss... considered one? hehe.

constant craver joe - why so troubled la... look for the small items.

k.h. said...

nope. so it counts!

aSstHa said...

my biggest ARK for the week.

1) making time to attend my EX's wedding eve dinner buffet at his hse
2) attending his cip san leong in the morning
3) helping out with his attendance list during the wedding dinner even tho i was a guest (can u imagine how odd it looked? all his friends know me n there i was telling them which table number they were seated at)
4) drank on behalf of the bride n groom (who can't drink) with the friends

all this whilst i was rushing on a project for work....so do i pass?

MeLiSsA said...

I got 16 ways to whack your boss..cant figure out the last one!!

I clicked EVERYTHING!!

hmm..my ARK, I cooked for my cousin that was sick :) good enuff?

and yes evan almighty is a good show..lotsa things to ponder about.

zewt said...

kh - even if you like her... it still counts

aSstHa - sure pass... but... you help your ex chip san leong? you're join the guys ah?

melissa - look for the small items... and things that you would not think can kill... hehe... yup, good ARK!

aSstHa said...

yup yup yup... me part of the "heng tais"... 30+ "heng tais" n only 2 "chee muis"... ex's mom said it was more like "cheong san leong" den "chip san leong"... wahahaha...

zewt said...

aSstHa - hahahahahahaha... what did you all do la... rampas!

Lynette said...

i sent the link to all my staff. one gleefully told me that she managed to find all 17 items. considering how i am their boss, i think i should arrange for all the furniture in the office to be bolted to the floor.

zewt said...

lynette - hahahhaahaha... well, at least i will know what to tell the police if you get murdered... haha!