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休閒 2012

歐債危机,阿拉伯之春,及”佔領”的全球活動,讓這個2011年的尾巴,令
人過的心中十分不安.
這樣的壓力令大多數人緊張萬分,這是對生理及心理上的健康都是不
好的,因此追求平衡就成了當前大家的首要目標,結果也突出應有的休
閒理念及必須發展的重要性.

簡單來說,當刻全球各地的基本問題,源頭都是經濟,希臘就是最好的敗
家例子,不但是因為個人享受的休閒用過了頭,更是自以為是的又不以
為意的做到債遺子孫,現在又更因要補救卻又吃不了苦而走上街頭.

因此造成了2012年,大家必須要用更多的精力來強化及發展相關的休
閒活動,不單是要用來解除緊張的壓力,更重要的是能善闈創意來開發
新的商機,用更多的經濟新引擎來解决相關的民生問題.

最近在温哥華看到了中央台的華山挑夫節目,更在九月去了昆明三天,
均從當中得到了相當的感受.
挑夫發揮了中國人的逆境中吃苦耐勞,昆明的地方活力更讓我體會到
不同於世界的中國經濟發展可能.
太多的人不看好中國經濟的未來,他們的盲點是沒有考慮到,中國的一
省就比現有的很多國家的經濟潛力大多了,如果有了各省間的完美交
流,那就是另外一種形式的另類超強經濟體.
最好的例子就是當年美國的強大,行家都知道是因為二次世界大戰中.
美國全力為各盟國全面成為絕對生產線,這才發展出了美國的超強經
濟生產地位.
今天的中國,如果只要調整為全民需要的生產體系,光內需市場就可以
保持強勁經濟發展.
重點是當年的美國也只有全面全力生產,根本上並沒有思考立刻的各
國的付現問題,但結果造成了1950年代以來的美國超強地位.

這個全面開動的民生經濟生產線,如果在中國產生,相信也必然會帶動
了中國全面的勞動力,相對的,也必須考慮相對有配套的休閒產業,因此
2011的”危”也就是2012的”机”.

就以太極拳來說,現在在全世界各地都極受肯定,但相關的產業却都沒
有開始任何的基礎發展.
最好的例子就是,有同樣地位的YUGA,早已開發出了重多相關產業,光
就衣着類一項,就已是當前世界級的廣大產業,而太極事實上可以做的
更多.

2012年可以”將”是中國的最佳發展年,全面發展的中國經濟就必須有
健全的”自有”休閒產業,有為者可以放手去做了.

BELIEVE AND FAITH

Election is over.
I have no regret on losing.
Time was not on my side.

I was in Asia for 4 months.
They called me at last minute and rushed me back on Oct. 13.
I made registration on 10/14 in the afternoon.

Never thought I would run.
But they wanted me.
I made sure all Asia things wrapped up by 10/12.

Jetlag got the best of me.
Shaw interview was right after I registered on 10/14.
All I could say was principle of things in politics.

But I was sure of one thing.
Burnaby must be an Asia Pacific city.
Yet that never took off with public.

But I did my job.
That was giving TEAM a face.
Corrigan and group didn’t like that.

The first thing he said to me was.
Tom, you find a party.
No, I replied, party finds me.

Rest openly questioned me.
Where is R?
I said no idea.

Appointments were plenty.
I didn’t get to meet TEAM candidates until much later.
Leadership was no way mine.

However, I did live up my Canadian Dream.
That was the first party Asian candidate as Mayor in Burnaby.
I had my place.

And I exercised my belief and faith in Canadian Value.
That is “check and balance”.
We can only trust the system but never the human in politician.

Lower vote turn out was again.
The indifference in people is a serious issue.
But no one want to go their.

TEAM never did touch their soul.
We assumed too much.
Lazy for easy out got the best of us.

One can always visit the dark side.
You can claim losing faith in people.
Double faced seemed to let us down.

You don’t have to believe in people again.
And there is government element.
They supposed to uphold rules and regulations.

But we saw no enforcement.
Our legal candidates didn’t stand up.
There must be a good reason.

It was obvious.
All were waiting for some fool to be the bad guy.
Reality was an insult to any one honest.

Voters were no fool in this.
They are who they are.
And we didn’t inspire or excite them.

No one can afford to believe again.
Power at end had the final say in everything.
And majority voters stayed away.

One from HK said it the best.
Just vote one with white face will do.
That is what we have on hand.

Winning is everything.
You can’t help but to think.
The whole world is just a big con game.

And it is working.
Some call it maturity.
You just deal with it and move on.

UNION SERVICE MENTALITY

Save on Food got sale.
I never fail to take the advantage.
But one price difference ended up in confrontation.

I just returned the item.
Rebate on my credit card is on again.
I didn’t get any back in last 4 times.

It can be the credit card company.
But store were negative.
They replied “check with head office”.

They always blurt the issue on price tag posted.
What we see is what we pay.
That is never true to them.

Again I couldn’t buy that.
And I knew I was right.
I went back to the rack to check 2 more times just to satisfy myself.

I then went back to information desk to tell them so.
But the “stone wall” face surfaced right away.
She told me “what she saw last night” to correct me.

I had to remind her of my sighting was minutes ago.
She just ignored me and walked away.
But I noticed her direction.

Yes, she went to the rack area where I spotted the item.
When walking away, she dropped something.
I could tell it was a price tag.

I immediately asked for manager to another staff near by.
But, sadly, I got her again with a male assistant manager instead.
Luckily the guy I asked for manager stayed.

The assistant manager totally ignored my fact.
The price tag there said only $1 for the whole space items.
But he insisted I had to compare to other area in the store.

They then just walked away again.
The “good guy” was still there.
He saw me steaming mad.

Then manager walked by with a new store lady.
Both totally agreed with my view.
And one even insisted me getting it free by store regulation.

I said no.
My stand was for the principle of thing.
And staff at assistant manager level behaved like that was not acceptable.

Union power is running the system here.
Service mentality is word only.
Other wise, something ought to be done there and then.

What sad me the most was the people around.
All appeared the wiser and ignorant.
There is no right or wrong to them.

And look at the new comers in town.
They speed even in parking area.
Some young female drivers made the worst examples.

We speak of decency and good manners.
And also there is law and order.
None apply anymore.

MORAL BANKRUPTCY

Euro Debt was in everyone’s mind.
Finally 6 Central Banks came to the rescue.
We all breathed easier.

Euro Crisis is temporarily relieved.
Six Central Banks played the starring role.
USA mighty dollars is the weapon.

Wait, in second thought.
How real can that be?
USA is seriously in debt too.

Press already mock them solving problems by printing more bills.
We usually forget fast.
But some memories linger.

And it really was not long ago.
US banks were bailed out.
But public DIDN’T.

Stock market responded positively.
But debt crisis stays.
And doubts remain.

Occupy movement was the anger for banks got away.
But life goes on.
And movement is crashed badly.

That police with pepper spray said it all.
How is that differing from Van Airport Taser case?
And the Norway mass killer is “simply” insane.

Experts point out.
Politics is magic.
Yet, since when was politicians to be trusted.

The truth is.
US problem stays, so will the Europe.
What will be next in con then?

BULLY

Editorials are making loud noises.
And focus seems in school bully.
But is that all?

Election just folded.
Bully was displayed plenty.
Candidates couldn’t help but just BE themselves.

What was shocking was.
They were the ones running for school trustee.
That is example for kids to see.

No wonder bully goes on.
They practice what they saw.
That is to control and keeping upper hand.

選後感言

不聽老人言,吃苦在眼前,前人的智慧真沒得說,經驗法則真靈,
政治人物真是不可信賴的,因此選人真的還要聽其言觀其行.

基本上,我們可以用人文素養及普世價值可做最低指標,這樣
的深度及表象就有了比較,進一步,對民主,自由及法治的認知,
更可做為區分.

對新選民,去投票就是第一步,同成長一樣,這一步是必須的,
因此簡單點最好,我的建議就是,選舉可以悲觀或達觀,但投
樂觀的人最值得最好.

好的市政標準是能帶給市民 freedom, low tax 及 create wealth,
此外也要道德的形象及管理的能力並重.

現代化的市府就應該有台北便利商店的便利及服務精神.
標準化的智慧城市更應是市府目標.
願景,策略,價值,市場觀及幽默是最好的候選人對比指標.

工會的價值是保障基本權利,但有效率的成果表現更是相對
的責任.
台北能72小時完成一個15坪的小木屋就是一個能力運用的
最好對比.

每一個有為的城市都該有一個城市創意的故事.
我們有嗎?