Friday, March 25, 2011

Can You Keep A Secret?


I believe everyone has (at least) a secret.

That black book tucked away under the bed, the blurred box over the cupboard or even a dark side hid under that colorful persona you showcase every day.

Remember Desperate Housewives? Yes, the tv show. Before all those boring plot twists in hopes to relive its glory days? Season 1, that is. Alice (the voice over) killed herself because of a secret. A secret that, actually, kicked-off the whole show! She tried concealing it to her grave, but people eventually learned about it at the end. No, don’t ask me what was it. In TV land, 10 seasons (or is it more already?) is like a lifetime. By the 8th season, you start to forget the usual characters already, and why you liked them the most, even!


Have you read a book of the same title? Can You Keep a Secret. If not, please do. The writer was responsible for the Shopaholics saga (Sophie Kinsella). Yes, it’s in the chic’ genre, I know. Baiklah2, in my defense, I read it because my sister asked me to buy the book and before I gave it to her; I went through the first few pages. It was witty and a real page turner! I end up finishing the read. Ok, about the book. The story is about a girl, who got drunk (this is why Islam prohibits intoxication ya know) and blurted out every single secret she had to a stranger on a plane. Just because she was too afraid of flying she drank, a lot, to put her mind off. Classic to a chic’ book (not that I’m an expert or anything), the guy turned out to be her new boss. What ensued? Read the book!

Do you know what whistleblowing is? Its anti-secret keeping. But usually its used in corporate worlds to rat out on a fellow colleague but yes, believe me when I say, for the betterment of the company. Several corporate offenders have napped through the introduction of this law. Malaysia has also introduced the same law, a couple of months back.

So, what’s your secret? Mine is… janganlah harap nk bitau! Ha ha ha

Ok2, clue: working on a big hush-hush project for the eyes of a limited and selected number of audience only. Harap2 it pens out, good!

But, what is not a secret and I really like to tell people know, is, if you intend to share a secret with someone else, let’s not start with ‘Ko jgn bitau sapa2 k, aku bitau ko sorang je ni, janji?!’, or ‘bolehka aku percaya ko, aku nk bitau rahsia ni...’ RASA MCM NK SEPAK JA! (u can read as sepak like kepak or sepak like tepak sireh, both also can!).

The first statement just shows that you yourself are not a good keeper of secrets and yet you doubt people. If you’re a good ‘gatekeeper’, why tell? It also shows that you actually intend to share the secret with a few of your closest friend (only), not all friends you have. While the second statement just annoys people. If you don’t believe in him/ her, then why did you decide to release the secret in the first plan, than?!

Jadinya kawan2, biar pecah diperut, jangan pecah dimulut!!!

5 comments:

ulat said...

tp kalau offer better...pecah mulut pun x pe laaa...hahahahah

NKLi GKaR said...

It's not all about $$$$

mohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.

NKLi GKaR said...

Hi Mohit, thanks 4 stoping by.

Yup. Even I love her other series than the Shopaholics compared.

Happy reading!

NKLi GKaR said...

Hi Mohit, thanks 4 stoping by.

Yup. Even I love her other series than the Shopaholics compared.

Happy reading!