Dear ACCT004 class,
As shared in class with the Rocky video, I have been touched by an angel (Professor KS Leong) when I was studying in university many years ago; now, I am grateful to be able to share real-world practical insights with you.. hopefully to get you intellectually curious, to reawaken your thirst for learning, and to help you understand accounting fraud in Asia in a framework to spark critical thinking.. “And I will watch you make good in this world.. You will not only know how to fight. You’ll be able to take care of yourself outside the ring too.”
Mickey: Slip the jab, will ya? Slip the jab! That’s right, that’s it. Hey, I didn’t hear no bell!
Mickey: All right. That’s right. Slip the jab. That’s it! Mentalize! See that bum in front of you! You see yourself doing right and you do right! That’s pretty. That’s very pretty. Time! Ah, come here Rock. My God, you’re ready, ain’t you? Apollo won’t know what hit him. You’ll roll over him like a bulldozer, an Italian bulldozer. You know, kid, I know how you feel about this fight that’s coming up because I was young once, too. I tell you something. If you weren’t here, gee, I probably wouldn’t be alive today. The fact that you’re doing here and doing as well as you’re doing gives me… What do you call it? A motivization to stay alive? Because I think that people die sometimes when they don’t wanna live no more. And nature’s smarter than people think. Little by little, we lose our friends, we lose everything. We keep losing and losing till we say, “What the hell am I living for? I got no reason to go on.” But with you, kid, boy, I got a reason to go on. And I’m gonna stay alive. And I will watch you make good. And I’ll never leave you until that happens. Because when I leave you, you’ll not only know how to fight. You’ll be able to take care of yourself outside the ring, too, is that okay?
Rocky: It’s okay.
Mickey: Okay. Now I got a little gift for you.
Rocky: Aw Mick..
Mickey: Wait a minute now.
Rocky: I don’t need nothing.
Mickey: Look at this. See that? This here’s the favorite thing that I have on this earth. And Rocky Marciano give me that. You know what it was? His cuff link. And now I’m giving it to you. And it’s gotta be like an angel over your shoulder, see? If you ever get hurt, and you feel that you’re going down, this little angel is gonna whisper in your ears. He’s gonna say, “Get up, you son of a bitch! ‘Cause Mickey loves ya!”