FOA Masuk kejap
Many people asked me why the sudden diluge of political themed entries on Blogserius lately. The answer lies in the simple matter of how I first started in the blogging world. Many a moons and many a Uranus ago I was know as the writer of the very political blog FOA. I know most of you never actually read anything I have written there because it was too political and was largely in English. I stopped writing there because
a) Writing a political blog is not good for my anger management issue. The more I write the more I found myself wishing that I could get my hands on a thermonuclear device so I can end the world right there and then. To be honest I think humankind and it's civilisation is overrated. The end of the world as we know it is not really a bad thing in the grander scheme of things
b) Not many people wanted to read what I have written. I can't blame you guys because even I am aware of the grievous amount of typos and grammatical error that peppered all the written pieces
c) A small not so famous case involving me punking Raja Petra Kamarudin and subsequent visits to Bukit Aman put paid to my political writing career. I guess I don't have the testicular fortitude to write any more controversial pieces of FOA
d) I found love and got married. I need something that could pay the bills and if FOA can't provide the means to make ends meet then It must be put into a hibernative state while I pumped as many human hours on Blogserius
To be honest I missed FOA. I really do. A couple of months ago I was actually compiling a BLOOK for Freedom of Association. I even took down old entries I wrote on FOA just so that the only way you could read those "awesome" entries would be on the book. The blook project is currently on hyperspace stasis. Why you asked? Because I just can't find the time to select which entries should be published and then correcting all those wonderful grammatical errors. Seriously I would love to publish FOA The Blook but at the end of the day I still believe that no one in their right mind would want to buy a book that was based on a blog. Why pay when you can read it for free on the interwebs right?
Lately I feel obligated to write again in English. This is due to the fact that I think ever since I stopped writing in FOA the quality of my English is getting worse. I can no longer put ideas into proper words. I find this depressing because as an English educated public school boy the inability to write in English is akin to a grown men suffering from erectile dysfunction. I feel like I am no less of a man then I was a couple of years ago. Unlike men with erectile dysfunction there are currently no pills on sale to remedy my disease. Like an injured US Marine veteran I have to write in English when possible. This is as close as one can get to language rehabilitation.
Some might scoff at the idea of me being TOO political here in Blogserius. Problem is I started as a political blogger and that is part of my identity. I still get interviews from newspapers on political and current issues but since I no longer cover them on my blog, lately I do feel like a fraud when commentating about them. Like a couple of months ago I was interviewed by The Sun about the New Evidence act. Since I no longer keep tabs on Malaysian news and what not I can't really answer the question posed to me by the reporter. That was a very embarrassing situation for me.
So readers just bare with the political content for a while. I just need to get it out of my system. If you dont like what you are reading you are welcomed to get your daily fix on other blogs. I just need to do this for the sake of my sanity and self worth. Blogserius been good to me but if i treat Freedom of Association like a retarded adopted son what does that tell you about me as a person? FOA must live in some form or another and writing political shit here is the only way I know to keep it alive.