Friday, February 17, 2012


 Last Sunday i looked at my collection of Cds and Dvds and decided to throw them all away. A few years back doing such a thing would be a matter of life and death.

 For once i  learn to let go without regret. Everything is downloadable these days, so there isn't much point in keeping movies you have already seen 100 times over or songs you have heard so many times before or concerts you have watched until you can perform them yourself! That means even Michael Jackson has gonna go.

 Another thing, books that you have read from cover to cover, is there fun to read the same thing all over again? I wonder. Some stories that brought tears to our eyes on the first reading may not do so the second time around. Stories like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, that made us go ga ga first time round,  now have to wave goodbye and ride into the sunset too.

 Songs that moved our heart before may not have the same effect when times have changed.

 The horror movies that terrified us once look so outdated now.

 One big problem are the pairs and pairs of shoes lying around. I have only two feet, how come i ended up with over 16 pairs of shoes? Again, i wonder.

 I dare not consider the clothes. As i was clearing my wardrobe, i came across some that i could hardly believe that i actually bought. Such ugly clothings.  Many that i hardly have worn with the price tag still attached to them. Now they don't even fit me anymore. Why are they in my keep for so many years? Again i wonder.

 There is a strange middleaged man that lives directly opposite my house.Everyday he goes around from bin to bin , searching for trash to keep. Every time, i can see him bringing home something (usually metal items like broken bicycle parts, unwanted pipes, broken fridge doors and scraps of  metal and etc).

 He doesn't even bother if it is rusty or not. He looks happy bringing home a new find and his wife doesn't mind.

 In fact,  his wife tells me one day that her husband has hoarded up so many unusable things in the living room that there is hardly any decent place to sit or move about. And the whole house smells like rust!


What does your husband do with the scraps of metal? Is he building something with them?

His wife:

No, nothing but he says they would come in handy one day. He has ideas, he says and will put them into action when the time is right.


I see. (OMG, i think to myself, has he been getting texts from Cybertron to create a new Decepticon to defeat Optimus Prime? Or has he been receiving  instructions from Steven Speilberg  in Hollywood to  get something ready to fight Atom in Real Steel 2?).

His wife:

My husband keeps himself busy every night arranging and rearranging and sorting out the junk. He is so pleased to know it is secured and that no one touches it. To him it is his treasure..

Me: that so...i see. (OMG, my second guess is true, i had better warn Hugh Jackman and that cute son of his that Atom is gonna get bashed up again one more time and i don't want to see all the ladies going sob sob sob again one more time. Enough is enough!!!)
She says she dare not talk to her husband about the junk . He would get really mad as they have had many arguments over that subject before.

Well, as i have finally decided to chuck all my old stuff away, though nothing is made of metal, still i hope that strange man won't go and bring them all back home to keep.


  1. ahahaha never touch guy's rubbish when it's treasure to them, they will never forgive you!

  2. if he did bring those things home, maybe if you need something from whatever you threw out you can always go to him~ :P

  3. u throw away all ur CD collections??? lol i dont think i can ever do that...

    anywayz my neighbour does the same thing too! it feels like living next 2 a tempat buangan sampah XD... but cnt really do anything coz shes a lil mental...

    & TQ 4 visiting my blog :) urs is great btw. :)

  4. I admit, i have problems with 'letting go' of things, be it physical items or relationships with people. But sometimes, you just need a new perspective in order to chuck away something that you thought was important. You have a very strange neighbour though, if he keeps collecting more and more stuff i don't think his house will have enough space at all. O__O

  5. Here's the setup: For me, we let go of things because either we feel drab about it that it is vain to have them on hand or we feel desperate disposal because it flashes back something catastrophic in our lives.

    OR you might in truth just throw your stuff away so you could point to your readers that you 'let go without regret'. As a movie enthusiast, I would never consider throwing away my DVD collection just because I've watched it over a ton of times.

    Anyway, your writing is very good. And I like the fact that you write about yourself and still generate that 'interest' on people. Keep that up! :)))

  6. Haha, sorry I dont really get your conclusion but hey, why not donate all the stuff you dont need.. The cds and vcds are still a good media for those who dont have them, especially books.. Books are meant to be passed from hand to hand.. Books and writing are the main source of knowledge.. time to pass them down.. =) sell your clothing with your blog.. now we got poslaju (though not so laju) and mabank2u, you can earn from your unused stuff.. =)

  7. ok my bad, i get your point of the post.. =P