Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stop asking me stupid questions!!!

Since way back when I started kindergarten which was around the year 1990. I was never one who would listen to anyone. I'd be doing things my own way. I didn't care about what other people think of me. And I didn't believe that I should be doing the same things that everyone's doing just because everybody's doing it. Fast forward to 2008. I still do things my own way. And I wouldn't change it for the world.

For all my life I have listened to all kinds of things. From people who want to change me. From people who want me to submit to be just another average joe. For me, that's just bullshit. Which is one of the downsides of living in Malaysia. I have been interested in music since I learned to play the guitar when I was 15. I finished the grade 5 practical exams for the classical guitar in just one year. 1 year! That's super fast. One of the reasons being that I was still a kid and kids as they say have brains like sponges. Too bad my parents or the teachers or anyone else for that matter thought that I shouldn't take it as more than just a hobby.

But that's the thing of the past. Nowadays I always get questions about why am I doing these dangerous stunts. Why would I still want to do it after breaking my arm.

It's a stupid question. You don't ask a teacher why he teaches. You don't ask an entrapreneur why he owns a business. You don't ask a musician why he makes music. You don't ask an athlete why he's into sports. You see what I mean? Parkour is not just a fad. It's not something I take for granted. It's not something you can get good at with just a month's practice. It's serious business and it took some really hard training, blood, sprains and sweat and not to mention a broken arm to get to where I am today. And you still ask me why do I do it? Why would I still want to do it? Why don't you find a normal job? Why this why that. Stop asking me stupid questions!! It's an insult when you ask me these questions.

It's been more than 5 years since I've known about parkour. It's been 3 years since I've gotten serious in parkour and it has been 8 years that I've got to deal with the same questions the same look on the faces of the people who ask me these questions. Friends, family, strangers, girlfriends I got it from all of them. But if I had listened to them I wouldn't get to where I am now. I still believe that this will be something really big. And I'll work my ass of to get there. I don't care what you people think. I make my own path. I always did. And I'm gonna follow this through to the end. I finally found something that I really want to do and I won't let anything stop me this time.

7 comments:

A'a said...

just so you know, you have my support no matter if it's parkour or music or tukang bersih sekalipun. chehhh XD hahahaha

Nicholas Leong said...

woosh apasal tiba2 emo sangat...

I present to you your next photo challenge! Capture a parkour move with the 50mm! :D

@Fr!^n@ said...

yups yups..
wonder y encek amir nih emo sgt.. ehuhuhuhu ilek2 sudeyh bro;)
btw its ur life..its ur choice.. so juz forget what all da peep says.. jnji u ok da la.. ;)

Keyrana said...

mak marah eh?hahah! same here lol!

Amir Hamzah said...

i want to emo cuz it's been awhile since i last emo'ed. and people keep asking me the same question. :P maybe i should also make this a once a month thing in my blogposts. and tag it as "emo-time" XD

and yeah!! nicholas :D you read my mind. i'm gonna try it when i get the chance. :D:D:D

Abudi Alsagoff said...

Quoted russel peters:
"EY! EY! DICK FACE! Where....where....where the fuck do you get the balls to look at my girl? where? where?!?! "

that is one stupid question, I mean how the hell can a person answer that kind of question..
hahaah..now the best part:

"amir,apsal ko parkour lagi ni?tangan dah patah x serik2 lagi ke?"

hahahahahaha!!!!!seriously, why the hell people like that exists anyway?

Merissa K. said...

let the stupid ppl ask the stupid questions. you just stay there and soak in the fame and whatever comes with it.

haha.

mir, im super proud of u. u know that. (u know kaaan?)

and i miss u tonnes doinkk.

p/s: know that short story i wrote about u tu? zul thot it was for him and dia sedih because the ending was so depressing. hahaha. funny funny.