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Monday, December 05, 2005

Old Beng at the Seminar

lim peh ka li kong

Last weekend me and my cha-bo-lang went to The Singapore Expo to attend to a seminar talk by a Venerable Monk - 慧律大师父.

It was a 3-night seminar talk which hosted about 15,000 people and the admission was free.

I tell you ah, everytime Old Beng me go for seminar talk or concert, sure buay tahan one. The people who attended sure very inconsiderate and when Old Beng me see their actions, my whole body blood also boil.

The seminar we attended was one related to Buddism thus we could see many monks and nuns attended it. On the free tickets, it has shown clearly that the time will start from 6.30 pm and anybody who came after 7.15 pm will not be allowed to enter the hall. Me told my wife, 6.30 pm start ah, think by 7.00 pm sure enough time for all late comers to come la. But I was wrong, the crowd of late-comers never stoped even until 8 pm (1 and a half hours later from 6.30 pm). Piang, Dinner late, Concerts late and Religious seminar also late????

At all entrances to the hall, there were signs showing us not to bring in food to eat in the seminar and guessed what? A couple came and marched right into the hall at around 8.20 pm (almost 2 hours late) and after they set down, they started to bring our their food - burgers, fries and drinks.

Wa-piang!!! We were attending a religious seminar with many monks and nuns and eating in the seminar hall was already prohibited and wrong, yet the couple still could eat burger somemore.

Didn't they know that monks and nuns are vegetarians? Hello, I knew you missed your dinner but then hor, can you please respect the nature of the seminar and had your food eaten outside before coming into the hall, that's the least respect you could show la.

Apart from the munching couple sitting beside me, there were 2 old men sitting near me who kept talking and talking throughout the seminar. We were trying to listen to the venerable monk's speech yet they ranted all the way loudly as if to compete with 慧律大师父.

If me didn't see that both of them were indeed old (around 70 years old) me would have asked them to keep quiet but me could never be rude to old people thus just shook my head and looked at both of them whenever they talked hoping that they got my hint and would keep quiet but no leh, they continued to talk and talk and talk.

There were also young children attending the seminar and few of them were running and laughing around during the seminar. What were the parents of the children doing? How can they allow their children to run around, at the least not to run during a seminar la.Me know children sometimes are too young to understand but the parents should at least understand and control their children better.

Towards the end of the seminar, as usual, our beloved kaisu Singaporeans started to stream out of the hall while the venerable 慧律大师父 was still sitting on stage.

What's the hurry to rush home man, it was still not very late cos the seminar ended around 10 pm. Guess that was another typical Kaisu Singaporean's mannerism.

lim peh kong wan liao


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  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 12:20:00 AM , Blogger F¡яєвџяN said...

    wahlau..ugly sporeans u met...

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 3:23:00 AM , Blogger blueapple said...

    Ugly singaporeans are everywhere~

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 3:39:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dear Mr.Lim,
    How do you do??

    I have something from my religion to you and I hope, it soothes your heart..

    "Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath.Do not fret-it leads only to evil." Psalm 37.8

    Have fun Mr.Lim.Ta!:)


  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 12:33:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    How's your Europe honeymoon trip?
    Think I always very unlucky to meet such people sitting around me.

    I won't say many but just that me unlucky to be at that spot.

    Kam siah for your sharing.
    Scratch pebble's head for me please.

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 2:04:00 PM , Blogger Mockingbird said...

    Ugly Singaporeans here
    Ugly Singaporeans there
    Ugly Singaporeans everywhere
    If we can't beat them, should we join them? ;p

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 2:56:00 PM , Blogger J.J. said...

    aiyoh, old beng, why you always meet ugly Singaporeans one leh ? It seems like everywhere you go, everywhere got ugly Singaporeans.

    But it is true leh, because I also always meet ugly Singaporeans one. I dont know what happen to our people leh? Is it our education system got fault or what leh ?

    We got knowledge but we are lack of social behavior; we look smart in the area of technoloy & finance, but we look rather stupid in cultures and manners, it is out of balance leh ;)

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 2:56:00 PM , Blogger Jade Falcon Elite said...

    Such poor behaviour is existent in most places. Look pass these things. At least u got to attend the seminar u wanted to attend. I am glad for you.

    I like your English post..... coz my mandarin sucks..... hahahaha...

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 4:28:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...




  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 4:30:00 PM , Blogger Nobody said...

    Typical Sillyporean!

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 5:45:00 PM , Blogger lau hero said...

    Oldbeng ah oldbeng
    Don't complain, that's the way Singaporean behave, it will not change nor the other countries peoples doing other way that irritate peoples, I call that human nature, you agree?

    Human are like, peoples will not be happy peoples style and behavious, no one is perfect by, no, no never had.

    the above I think alot of them will not agree,,,hee hee hee cool man. HUMAN NATURE

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 5:47:00 PM , Blogger Xorpheus said...

    Basically everywhere we go, all these lousy ppl are always around us. Its sort of an in-build thing in all Singaporean liao la.
    Just got to take it,man.

  • At Tuesday, December 06, 2005 11:31:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i think majority of those who attended the seminar are like yourself, punctual and respectful to the speaker. So, only small group of people like that lah!


  • At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 1:47:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "My mind is firm like a rock,
    unattached to sensual things,
    not shaking in the midst of a world where all is shaking.
    My mind has thus been well-developed,
    so how can suffering come to me?"
    The Buddha, in Dhammapada.

    Old Beng, your mind, just like mine, is still not very well-trained, which is why it is easily disturbed by external "shaking"..hehee


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