Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Art Of Tai Chi

Everyday on my way to work, I see a group of aunties and uncles practicing the ancient art of Tai Chi in a small field near my humble adobe. I would always slow down my car to take a closer look and sometimes flash a smile at them. Nowadays, there are quite a number of Tai Chi appearing in different forms around…..some are for health and some wayward forms are for obtaining fame. Health and Fame? Two different subject matters right? I will try my level best to further elaborate on this:

Tai Chi as defined in wikipedia:
Tai chi chuan (Traditional Chinese: 太極拳; Simplified Chinese: 太极拳; Hanyu Pinyin: tàijíquán; Wade-Giles: t'ai4 chi2 ch'üan2) is an internal Chinese martial art often practiced with the aim of promoting health and longevity. The Mandarin term "tai chi chuan" literally translates as "supreme ultimate boxing" or "boundless fist", but may better translate to "great extremes boxing", with an emphasis on finding balance between two great extremes.

Tai Chi as defined in the working life:
The art of evading problems/mistakes/responsibilities AND beautifully pushing it to a suspecting OR non-suspecting victim. Sometimes the art is used by super Tai Chi Masters to gain a name for himself/herself at another’s expense. It can be said that Tai Chi for work can be also classified as a sinister syndrome, aptly termed as “Attention Seeking Syndrome ( A.S.S.in short )”.

The art of Tai Chi for work cannot be easily learnt as it is taught from generation to generation and it is death to those who betray the family’s secret.

The most super duper dangerous style of Tai Chi known to man in this modern era is a form called I.H. ( named after the person ) Tai Chi also known to everyone as THE MAIN carrier of A.S.S.

It is very sad to see Tai Chi being rampantly used but that’s the way the ball rolls. The victims of Tai Chi have no given choice except to:
1) roll with the ball
2) learn how to Tai Chi the Tai Chi Master ( fight fire with fire )
3) die standing ala mati katak style

What’s worse is the related management is totally oblivious to the Tai Chi tactics around them. This can only happen if:
1) the said management buggers are blind as a bat
2) the said management buggers are also super duper secret Tai Chi Masters themselves
3) the said management buggers don’t know what to do ( blur sotong )

Maybe the victims could live and let die by the tagline of X Files…"The Truth Is Out There" and "Deny Everything".

Are you a victim of work place Tai Chi?

2 every1 his/her OWN…………


marsha said...

and surprisingly, those who master tai-chi faster can climb the corporate ladder wan. the better your tai-chi, the faster and higher you climb. dont believe ah....try and see.

Jamie said...

ya, i know cuz. The sad thing is I don't practice tai chi or balls carrying..NEVER OR EVER. Maybe thats why I am still a lorry driver...hehehehe...lucky my salary can match or beat a lot of people..lorry driver pun tak apa...no headache..HAHAHAHA

Jamie said...

I forgot to mention that the faster and higher they climb, the faster and harder they fall...simply because sooner or later people will get wise to ones tai chi tactics and will know what tactics to employ against the tai chi masters...

Sepandai-pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya fucked up juga..muahahaha

genius said...

i am learning the art now. hope can become the master 1 day XD

Jamie said...

genius my son, I see in my crystal ball that you will be a GREAT Tai Chi Master one day but you must practice and sacrifice like hell now.....Feel The Force my son, feel it flowing thru you...let it flow...

"May The Force Be With You"

Judy said...

Jamie, haha, you lost me for a while.

You mean 'satay', 'suck up'?

I hate people like that at work. No doubt some do get what they want but at the end of the day, I like to know my reward comes from my own true and honest hard work and not sitting on someone's lap or whatever they do to 'tai chi'. Wah, I learn another new meaning to 'tai chi'! Wahahaha.

Jamie said...

Judy: there is nothing more gratifying then reaping the fruits of ones labour...

cyk said...

Most taichi master do not think they are taichi-ing simply because they fully confident that the particular work is not under their scope.
... and they are good in convincing the bosses that they are right while those who work like dog to clean up their shit are at the wrong party.

Jamie said...

cyk: I fully agree with what you say bro but that the way it is. In most cases, its because the Management is oblivious and freaking blind to what is happening around them...they are only worried about profit and not the performance nor the morale of their staffs. To them, making money is the motivation factor...fucking blind bastards!