Monday, April 7, 2008

My Choral Speaking Script


Ladies and gentlemen of 2008.

Wear sunscreen.

If we could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of our advice has no basis more reliable than our own meandering experience.

We will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.
Never mind,
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.

You are not as fat you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future
Or worry
But know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve algebra equation by chewing gum.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts
Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste time on jealousy; sometimes you are ahead, sometimes you are behind.
The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with your self.

Remember compliments you receive.
Forget the insults.
If you succeed in doing this, tell us how.
Keep your old love letters.
Throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty, if you don’t know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people we know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 years old we know still don’t.

Copyright @ CHORAL SPEAKING ~ Sharifah che hassan smk Simpang 2008

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they are gone.

Maybe you’ll marry.
Maybe you won’t.
Maybe you’ll have children,
Maybe you won’t.
Maybe you divorce at 40
Maybe you’ll dance funky chicken at your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berated yourself either.
Your choices are half chances, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body,
Use it everyway you can.
Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazine, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll gone for good
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old and when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, by the time you’re 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy,
Be patient with those who supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycle it for more than it’s worth.

But trust us on the sunscreen.

Copyright @ CHORAL SPEAKING ~ sharifah che hassan smk Simpang 2008


Anonymous said...

Bazz Luhrman's

Anonymous said...

i know this is not your's. it's by mary schmich. it was published in the chichago tribune in 1997.then baz luhrmann did a song about it!

Anonymous said...

Komen yang di atas bukan dari saya tapi dari anonymous yang lain. Untuk makluman puan (itupun jika puan tak tahu), copyright bermaksud mengambil karya orang lain dengan kebenaran bertulis. Jika mengambil tanpa izin, maka perlu cite nama pemilik karya yang asal. Sekurang2nya berilah kredit pada tuan punya karya, betul tak ? Tapi nampaknya Zuwairi dah mempermudahkan puan.

Sharifah Hassan said...


Kawal emosi...
Perhatikan semua petanda...
Jangan terus menempelak...

Terimalah keadaan bahawa, adakah anda sedang dipermainkan?!

Anonymous said...

Seronok juga bila melihat memasing cuba menunjukkan kekuatan memasing. Walaupun sekadar atas sedkit kesilapan.. woooo...kompom x bleh buat silap sikit nih...kompom,kompom

lurus bebenor aku ni ye!

susah sungguh jika ada nickname anonymous yer....hehhehe

Anonymous Part2

Anonymous said...

Terdesak sangatkah sampai penulis terpaksa 'cipta' penyokong hantu ? Ingatkan dalam politik saja wujud benda-benda macam ni.

arsaili said... are you?

Sharifah Hassan said...

Salam kembali...

selepas genap setahun!! hehehe...

I am fine with tonnes of assignments...How's your trip?? Must be a fabulous one...