November 02, 2005

What is done cannot be undone



Bought a box of persimmons at Fairprice for $5.80 and the next day Fairprice had it on offer at $4.80. This type of thing happened before and each time I used to scold myself for buying the thing too early. But then who knows. So, I find this proverb ‘What is done cannot be undone’ very appropriate and consoling.

Earlier in the year someone I know bought a return air-ticket to Hong Kong from a budget Airline at the normal price. Then soon after, the airline had a promotional offer to Hong Kong – the price was several tens of dollars less and it covered the travel period of this person. He was sore at the Airline.

‘What is done cannot be undone’. There is no point brooding over it; otherwise you make yourself unhappy.

Similarly, if you had said or done something that offended your friend, see what you can do to repair the damage rather than brood over it.

This proverb also reminds us to think before we act.


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Victor said...

Hi Frannxis. Btw, that's an unusual way to spell Francis - pardon me as I keep forgetting whether I should type in double n or double x.

I found your blog via Chun See's blog. Thanks for putting my link on your blog. I have also put yours on mine. My good friend Chris always said that my blog was gathering more spider web as I had not been updating it. With so many new found blogs lately, it looks like my spider is now spinning a bigger and bigger web instead.

I noticed that there are 4 anonymous comments to this post before mine. From the way they are written, they are probably spam generated by automated programs. If you wish to, you can shut them out by switching on your spam control (via your blog settings). Once set, any person who wants to comment on your blog will need to key in some wriggly letters shown on the screen to authenticate that he is not an automated program (which can't read the wriggly letters).

About the drop of price of your persimmons by $1 the next day, be consoled that you were getting persimmons that were 1 day fresher the previous day.

One good example of a product whose price decreases almost everyday is the PC. I bought my Pentium III Datamini 1 GHz PC in Mar 2001 for more than $2000. Today that money can buy a Pentium IV PC of 3.4 GHz. If I keep waiting to for the price to drop, I will never get to buy a PC. It then becomes a never-ending waiting game.

humblewarrior said...

Don't you agree that sometimes one can only think and see that much before doing something?

Somestime we win and sometimes we lose. Now that's fair!

Lam Chun See said...
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Lam Chun See said...

Hi Frannxis, I have a question regarding the Chinese orchestra instruments.

Is it true that yangqing is more popular in cantonese traditional music than in mainstream Hwa Yue which tends to feature more gu zheng?

My daughter is learning the yang qing. I try to buy some cds for her but couldn't find any (except those HK pop type which she hates).

frannxis said...

Hi Chun See,
I've sent you an email with regard to this.