The other day, someone bumped into me and began hurling strong worded opinion and question. I just stood there with a smile, just. I did what i do best; look at him with pity..pity that he had to prove he is indeed not as smart as he thought he was.
I then asked his a simple question.
Who is Razak Baginda? Respond-Political Analyst.
Prof Khoo Kay Kim? Respond- Historical Analyst.
What do you call a person who speculate on the Bourse? Respond- Investment Analyst.
What about economy? Respond- Economic Analyst.
Then, he was mute. 3 sec after that he walked away..head pointing to the ground. I could hear him muttering something which sounded like "sorry..i was wrong". Then again, as he was walking away, it may be just my imagination.
I didnt get a chance to inform him how and what i got to do to be a crime analyst.
Dont get me wrong. The above names i mentioned are very well qualified either by training, experience and academic status. They are the walking Wiki. When they talk, its all factual, precise and as-a-matter-of-fact speaking. They are the pros.Even i envy them.
They are being called an analyst because;
1) they are the masters in their field.
2) they dont have to abide by an International Association which govern the usage of the title Crime Analyst.
I was not given a chance to explain to him that i had to go through working experience, field and skill test, competency test, exams and what-have-you to be an analyst.
There are about 1686 crime analyst in the world. Only 4 in Asia; one each in Philippines, India, Hongkong and Malaysia. Only 1 in 1686 is a Malay-by-default! Ahaks.
Morale of the story; In my own country, male and female alike, you cant be a Malay, young, slightly good looking (he he...i am..i am) and talented all at the same time! Now, where is my eraser a.k.a. rubber ya? I need no erase something lah..Eh, where is my pensel 2B ha? I gotta fill in the blank..a new blank.AHAKS!!