Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Jumper, The Jaywalker & The Blinding View

A few days ago, a young woman jumped to her death from the 6th floor of a commercial building in Kota Kinabalu. It happened just shortly after midnight. Apparently, she was kind enough to bid adieu via facebook. She did not forget to apologize to her family members too. There have been speculations that it was a case of suicide and it had something to do with a love story that went horribly wrong.

I suppose modern day life can be quite stressful, and I read somewhere recently that everybody is suffering from at least a bit of stress on a daily basis. I was talking to a friend about my slightly-elevated blood pressure when he suggested that perhaps it had something to do with stress. I also happen to know some people who are on medications for depression on a permanent basis.

Yesterday, a lady friend sent me a photo via Whatsapp of a jaywalker who crossed the road around Karamunsing in the nude in broad daylight. But because I'm not very keen to get into trouble like Alvin Tan, the sex blogger, I've modified the photo before posting it here.

In the original photo, every part of his body was fairly clear, but I have since blocked out his private part. I'm not sure if my lady friend—she's still single, by the way—was there to take the photo herself, or was it also forwarded to her from other sources.

As I'm typing this, I haven't seen the papers today, so I'm not aware if this jaywalking stunt had been reported in the media. Being the analyst that I am, I'm trying to get as much info as I can from this photo. Has it got anything to do with that huge advertisement signboard in the background that says "LEBIH GANJARAN" (more rewards). Who knows whatever ganjaran this fellow thought he could get from walking in the nude like that. 

But since I'm aware that many of our local runners in KK are following this blog, I'd like to remind them to refrain from heel striking like him; it's been said to slow you down as it amounts to braking your forward momentum on each stride. Admittedly, I don't know if this has been proven scientifically.

See that oncoming bus? Well, I won't be surprised if the driver broke his neck because of this jaywalker, since all the passengers—especially the female passengers—must have rushed forward to get a clearer view of the man, so much so that they didn't even realised that they were crushing the poor driver.

I fancy my lady friend stepping hard on the brake, thus bringing her car to an abrupt stop and causing a few-car pile up, but the accident was well worth it as long as she could get the perfect angle for this shot. That's a great souvenir to be kept in the album. I don't know if she's ever been warned though, that she could become blind for seeing a naked man like this. But even blindness is worth it lah.

Well, today is Mother's Day, and it is also a Sunday. Let us all de-stress ourselves, but don't choose the jaywalking method above, ya hear? I'd like to wish all mothers a Happy Mother's Day.

As for my lady friend, I'm so sorry for you, you will have to wait till tomorrow to treat your eyes. I'm afraid all the specialist eye clinics are closed today. But perhaps it could help a bit if you'd just stop looking at the photo.

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