Saturday, August 23, 2008

An annoying habit....

I have this little annoying habit that I really should shed. I tend to rest my chin on my arm, whenever I am in concentration mode, especially listening to others. I don't see it is wrong but I know this is an annoying habit that I really should do without.

Right: Moderating a forum for Dato' Ruhanie Ahmad and Dato' Sazmi Miah in Petaling Jaya, 31 May 2008

I have been captured on film doing this, even in formal functions. One was even featured on a Malay daily the day after. I guess it was my first committee meeting anywhere, ever captured in a national level newspaper.

Left: Attending UMNO Youth Secretariat meeting in PWTC, as per captured by Berita Harian on 4 June 2008

I was in Teluk Intan in late June moderating a forum for a Bagan Datoh UMNO activist. It was a very interesting experience indeed. What was more interesting is that I had to set the tone and mood of the audience for the keynote speaker, in a session right after the forum.

Right: Moderating a forum for YB Dato' Ibrahim Ali, Dato' Ruhanie Ahmad and Dato' Mazlan Harun in Teluk Intan, 25 June 2008

This one is interesting. I was in fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's office for a private discourse recently. I asked him a question on the nationalism and patriotism of the young professionals and his reply was very comprehensive and well substantiated. He articulated in angles and perspective I thought unimaginable.

Left: At Perdana Leadership Foundation, 11 August 2008

It is simply refreshing to tap the mind of the Statesman. Of course in doing so, I was lost in the process.

This one was last weekend. I moderated for former Agriculture Minister and MB Kedah Tan Sri Sanusi Junid in an ANSARA forum in PWTC. He also addressed the issue of nationalism amongst the young professionals of the day, which I find so very mind stimulating.

Right: Moderating Tan Sri Sanusi Junid

There is another forum in November, which I will be asked to moderate again. This time, for three of the most respected minds in the legal fraternity. I hope I won't be captured on film again for resting my chin on my arm.

Anyhow, I know this person who has this an incurable habit of snapping her fingers whenever something pops up in the mind. I was told, she even does it on national TV, quite recently.....


Conspiracy Theorist said...

Bro Zakhir,

Gud luck but i gess its part of ur life..its a sort of trade mark,..heheh..wat can I say.. to me wat matters most is honesty...(,")

Zakhir's Zoo said...

Yes, it has become somewhat a 'trademark', when anyone describe me in a meeting.