Sacrifice? No, lah. Spring cleaning only

Posted on April 30, 2020


IMG-20191109-WA0061 edEnd November, last year, I moved home.

For 10 years, I had resided in Taman Danau Desa, off Old Klang Road.

That month, I set up my office along Jalan Ipoh.

In the evenings, every time it rained, and it did most days, it took at least an hour to get back home.

Was driving me nuts!

I found a place in Taman Wahyu.

During the worst possible traffic, 7 minutes from office to home!

As it should be!

Then, the nightmare, whenever you move home, started.


And discovering the amount of non-necessities you accumulate in your home, over time.

Did a major spring clean and, aside from basic furniture, clothes, and the only treasure I allow myself, my books, got rid of everything else.


A much needed spring clean.

Actually, its not the homes only that need a regular spring clean.

Our mind, body and souls, too.

To my “From the courtroom to the streets” post, several sent in messages thanking me for my ‘sacrifice’ in ‘giving up’ so much to ‘fight for the people’.

If you care to, please read that post again.

The decision to go into full-time activism was not made with a gun pointed at my head.

I had reached a crossroad of sorts in my life.

That very decision revealed a shifting of my whole value system.

As I said in that earlier post, my whole outlook on life had changed.

So, no, there was no ‘sacrifice’ or ‘giving up’ anything for a cause I was convicted to fight for.

The ‘baggage’ that had previously lay heavily on my mind, body and soul had been put by the wayside, making for a lighter journey moving forward.

In these difficult times of the MCO, as we stay home, we are learning of so many around us facing difficulties to put food on the table, to make ends meet.

Their lives have been like this even before Covid-19 was inflicted upon all of us.

Difficult before, and made worse now.

How will their lives be after?

Are we at crossroads?

Time for self-reflection?

Spring cleaning?