A Chinese expression. That's what's happening nowadays. And throughout these long hours of this dark Malaysian night, this has been going on: This Apa-Cerita guy says it for me.
Let's just pray the dawn comes peacefully. I hate rude awakenings.
To try for a peaceful transition, the leader of the opposition today makes an announcement
Meanwhile the govt loses more support as another respectable leader in the person of the Law Minister throws in the towel.
When the steamship was first launched there were people who said, 'It won't float, it won't float!!' When it didn't sink like they predicted, they said, 'It won't sail, it won't sail....' The rest is history...As in all endeavours, there are always people with little faith in their fellow men, Scoffers and Doomsayers.
At times like this I wonder how it must have felt living under the Roman and Chinese emperors for centuries. Life and faith is stronger than it appears, methinks.
That's how we get legends like 3 Kingdoms, flying lanterns, & throwing dumplings in rivers.
Maybe we need icons to keep life bearable. Hollywood learned a long time ago that real life doesn't sell.
You're right about icons. From early man's scribbles on cave walls to present day multimedia. They sail through the language barrier effortlessly.