Thursday, January 26, 2006


Me and my very muhibah pensonic friends family...

IT'S CALLED FAMILY

Sorry...have been away from blogging for a long time...how fast a day pass really baffles me...anyway, before going into a blog telling you guys why I have been away, I would like to yap a thing or two on family...

So what's the definition of family? I propose an upgrade of the stoic definition from the old dictionary sitting on my desk(that over simplifies it simply as a household of parents and children or a group descendents of a common ancestor)...now I am not going into stuff like 'All Men under God are one big family' but rather... how family is something that is simply and miraculously created; amongst people who care for one another and like to have the pleasure of being together...

The above picture is of a bunch of friends...the Pensonic friends or should I say my Pensonic family. Over the course of last year, one of my highlights was directing the series of Pensonic commercials you see on TV.Before, I hardly knew any of them and the job started out like any job; in the veins of it being in some ways merely dollar, cents and career progression...Then after finishing work on the commercials, the client Pensonic was so thrilled at the result, they decided to push it into a greater campaign and hence they decided on having roadshows and huge billboards all over malaysia...not forgetting three month airing slots of the commercials on TV.I followed the roadshow events along with the friends who came along as the icing, the client who were the overseeing atms and the crew who set the stage.

But that's not my point...my point is how we evolve into family over time...It's amazing how people start to know one another, at first having to see each other often, a result of working together (hereby not mere serendipity) and then how glances grow into handshake introductions, following into friendship with shared laughter and then dare I call it family with hugs. For some even the handshake introduction is not evident in the scheme. A friend in the Pensonic group, Ken or Superman Ken, is now a close friend to me though I never remembered even shaking his hand at the begining...it started with fleeting introduction during the course of a day's work. Imagine this, I ask Alan,a friend, for something... he tells me to ask Ken for it...as simple as that we are introduced.

Laughter...punctuates the air...hysterical laughter...but what's the joke? Often times the joke repeated isn't funny... though to the person relating...he who was there to hear the joke, it is and very...with the group as we travelled, we occupy time with talk and as we grew comfortable with one another, we dropped our guards...we began to show our little character flaws...began teasing each other about it...people began to carry nicknames...like hamsup uncle and media hoar!!! all said with a tinge of friendly sweet sacarsm...some of us even break into behaving ridiculously for the amusement of the rest of the fami...

So into a 'family' we become...and what fun a family is to be...the below is a picture of my family...half of it, my maternal side...my real family....we had a dinner yesterday, an informal celebration.Some were in the dining hall...others were watching TV, my uncle showed photos from his trip overseas...i was lying in a weird position on a couch lifting my leg high in the air as if somesaulting...my cousin mimicked me...then laughter...i am lucky, the air is seemingly always perpetuated with a loving laugther till the end of the night during my family dinners...much like how it would have been with my other 'family'...so who's to say they are not a real fami...I guess...I'll just say family...

my dear pixie has lots of families too...i admire her for that as much as I envy her..she ends up having little time for me...love you dear....now all that's left, how do I shorten this long winded explaination to become an oversimplified explaination that sits in a dictionary...

To all home with your families this holiday season...good health, god bless and a happy new year....

3 comments:

sue.gar.plum said...

its a post very well expressed!:>
lOokiNg at my owN medley oF "famiLies",i have also come to learN that *faMilies come and gO as tIme gOes by! the onLy famIly that stIcks by u fOr life Is uR diRect FamIly.

its warM knowiNg u and pIxie have Great bOnds witH uR respeCtiVe famIlies,

u could probably Bring that quality into uR own famIly oNe day :)

Adriene said...

it's interesting how the concept of family is evolving. it's not just the biological nuclear family u're born into, but nowadays, it's all the close friends, or the close colleagues you have. sometimes family can be huge. i come from a small family, but i feel like i have a huge family with all my good friends included :)

great to hear that work is going well for u. i will look out for your pensonic commercials.

TheSoupQueen said...

Hi Linus
So you're the one behind the Pensonic ads on tv. ;-) Family is where you feel most vulnerable but you really don't care because everyone loves you, warts, and all. Glad to see good things happening (errr... minus froggie being robbed - now that's quite scary!)

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