Here I am... We don't always know what drives us to do the many things we do, some great, some quite not. I've done some of both. Today I am on the threshold of one of those great feats. Only God knows the outcome and what this journey holds. I'm grateful to Him both for the responsibility and empowerment placed on me. Grateful to my parents, my children and best friend that loved and sustained me; my grandfather, my mentor, Sir, my dear friend who got me writing songs, George Michael, Amy Grant and all the singers and songwriters that inspired and taught me - I will not have reached here if not for you. To my enemies - I will not have reached here if not for you. My sister, friends, family and kind souls that have blessed, prayed for, helped and wished me well; the firm I work for, HSI Events, the World Record Academy - thank you. I hope that I will do you proud.
Here I am... I never imagined I would try to do something like this. I still do not fully understand why I'm doing it. Whether it is Godspiration, selfish ambition, an unfulfilled professional appetite, or a great escape from reality. But here I am. I am so reminded of a time when I was seventeen, and quite the popular orator. My father accompanied me with untold pride to the august event where I was one of the main speakers, quite the dart. In regular fashion I stormed the introduction. A minute in and I had a blackout of sorts. I couldn't say another word. Very graciously, I left the podium, the dias and the glorious hall once the session was adjourned. It was hard to say much to the people that enquired if I was alright. I didn't know. My father and I walked home. I was quiet for most of the time and he tried to make conversation, almost brimming on what just happened. I still couldn't say much. All I knew was that I would never be able to undo the shame that struck his sublime heart. I know today that when our children fail, we fail more.
Here I am. This is more than a new world record attempt. It's not the biggest feat. There have been far greater and bigger achievements in the same trade and I'm in absolute awe of those that walked and are still walking the long mile. Yet for whatever reason, I will still have done this even if there were no other logos that I can now so gladly present with my aspiration. It's a personal, very personal challenge. I've set the bar high in terms of the ideal and execution (I'm so sure that what I'm doing has not been done as I'm doing it); almost as if I am guaranteed to fail (laughs). But perhaps something greater is happening, I don't need to know. I'm just the dart released anew. Let's do this...
VIP Witness - Ebin George