Sunday, January 21, 2007

in search of the nameless one

after searching through many remote towns near the mountains, i finally found an old man who knew something about him.

[FO]: Old man, do you know anything about a wandering swordsman who has no name?

[Old Man]: wandering swordsman? yeah! Jet Li, in the movie "Hero"! wah, that show damn cool man...

[FO]: no, not that one. even though he's a swordsman, he's more like a scholar. He sometimes call himself...

[Old Man]: Heavenly Sword?

[FO]: yes

[Old Man]: i was collecting herbs up on the mountains, where i met this young chap hidden in the mountain caves. he said he was practising gongfu in the mountains, but looks more like he's reading books and writing papers. he call himself "heavenly sword" and he told me that he used to be someone who wrote publicly about issues which affect the common good of the people. some people liked his ideas, but not everyone appreciated him for it. soon, he felt that it was too tiring so he took to the caves.

[FO]: yeah, last i heard, he was kinda upset about how everyone seemed to be self-centered.

[Old Man]: why do you want to look for him anyway? are you hoping to talk him out of the caves and back to writing for the sake of the public good?

[FO]: no lah. he sounds like a cool dude, so i thought it would be nice to lim kopi with him.

(yes, i'm still on break)


Heavenly Sword said...

Haha, this is funny :)

Kopi? At Ya Kun Kaya Toast?

A nice cup of kopi may well make me a little bit less jaded...

Fearfully Opinionated said...


Actually, I was only half joking. Would you be interested in having coffee with me sometime, one exhausted blogger with another?

Please email me if you're interested. I would email you, but I can't seem to find your email anywhere. Hence the search into the mountains.

Aaron said...

My shifu (HS)is not exactly jaded because of blogging, but something else. Nonetheless, I think your offer of kopi for him should do him some good. It would be nice to get him out of the mountain he's on (HS, we're all literally on a 'mountain', right? :p) for some fresh air.

Heavenly Sword said...

Hi Fearfully Opinionated,

I've just sent you a flying pigeon. It should arrive at your doorstep in a while...