Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Power of Asking

Just to add on to my previous post, the other day, while on the bus, I didn't had loose change (and I forgot to top up my EZ link card)...

It put me in a lil 'difficult' position... hence, I went to ask the first passenger for some change. I handed her a $10 note, which she didn't had any change. But, she had coins... and she kept digging into her purse.. 70cents, 80cents... "wait, wait... here 90 cents".

I was relieved. And asked here was there a way that I could pay her in return. She said no worries...

Really am surprise to meet such a wonderful person, who 'saved' my journey in the bus!

And to top it, it reminds me of the power of asking.. for hadn't I had the courage to ask, I wouldn't have had that bus ride, and more importantly to have met such a wonderful person.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Asking, Listening, Moving

Been a lil busy lately... but I must write this down. Ive just known a new friend recently through a course, and he mentioned about getting ideas from others.

He reminded me about the power of asking.. to just ask people for ideas/ support. And then just wait and listen. Along the way, we will get feedback and ideas, some from very influential sources or who can lead us there.

The thing I learnt is to just continue to share our works, dreams and goals with others... and these people may eventually connect us to others who can be our associates, partners, etc.

So, I'm going to apply this ie continue talking, sharing... listening to the feedback.. and finally moving in bounds! I hope you will too! :)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Thank you for the Votes!

I would like to say my sincere gratitude for you guys who have voted for me to be the top People's Choice Guess Faces to Watch (Malaysia) :)

Now, am hoping to make it to the International Grand Finals! Gotta keep believing! :)

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Pushing Boundaries: Going Beyond

A recent conversation with a friend and an acquintance has got me thinking quite a bit... at first he asked me to tell him what I've done so far this year, and I explained. Well, it was a good year, but he said, could have been much better.

I was a little stunned at first. I admit it could, but somehow still am learning the ropes.

But after some thought, I think that he's right. That it's all up to me to create the future I want... and yes, I can make much more.

So I now need to dream even bigger... and then next to push the boundaries much further... to an extent that I'm going beyond what many people have done before!

Wow, sounds huge...! :) Gonna make this happen!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Getting a PAT on the back

It's always nice to get a pat on the back. For me, these are forms of recognition and encouragement for us to go on :) Just to share, one of the good 'pats' is to be featured in my alma marter's 180 years commemorative book which was just launched last Saturday... in addition, it was also an honour to give a speech to my fellow old boys at the launch! :)

Embracing the LOVE

Half the people we meet normally say 'the cup is half full'. And these people normally say that they don't get enough love. At times, I must admit I fall into this group.

But, I realised recently, that that is not true. There is really a lot of love surrouding me - and people loving me.

Just take our parents - my mum, dad. My siblings - sis & bro. Sometimes as Asians we don't verbally say that we love each other, but deep down we just know it :)

And then, there are the friends - close and not-so-close ones who love us as well and who always have the best wishes for us. This one may be a lil tougher to see, but we can be rest assured that they care :) Just like how we care and love them as well, tough we may seldom meet/ talk.

This understanding of LOVE really lightens up our lives, especially so with this holiday season :) It's so nice just embracing it!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Stop. Relax. Read. Rebound

Been rather exhausted the past week... was rushing for some projects and also to one extend was using the thinking cap quite a bit (as there's so many strategies to implement).

My friend told me to be careful not to be burnt out :) Another friend of mine also told me to give some time to myself as well. And the latest, one friend mentioned that I had the 'worry look' tough we were just over dinner - gosh haha.

Yesterday I took half day off. Stopped work. Listened to music. Taking time off for myself. Just relax...! :)

And when I was more calm, I took up a book and read it. Wow. The book really 'hit' me. It was just what I wanted to read - on moving on (will share bout it soon :) ).

And now, Im fresh again :) It's midweek, and there's still lots of things to achieve! Wow - the energy!

This strategy do work and I strongly recommend for sometimes, we really need time off :)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

To Appreciate

Recent happenings in my life made me realise that I should appreciate all the good things that I have - big or small things - from our daily activities, senses, to what people do for us.

Among others, my friend just mentioned that actually even to walk should not be taken for granted. He just came out from operation a month back and of course he can relate closely to that.

I too had one experience sometime back where my back muscles were so pain I had to lay on bed for 15-20 mins. That made me appreciate what I have - and each walk, or like my friend said, each step.

There are other things in life that I sometimes take for granted too. But once in a while, I'll get this reminder. Let's just hope that it doesn't get too late to be appreciative and thankful :)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

MY LOVE Matters

I would like to share something that I've recently gained through attending one of the courses which I've attended over the weekend - the Power of Intimacy (by Asiaworks Training). The course is not meant just for lovers ie gf-bf, husband-wife relationships, but more so relationships to everyone in general.

Different people learnt different things, but for me, what I gained from the course is I'm able to learn to acknowledge all my achievements, and more importantly to Love myself. A few of my coursemates were discussing that when we are 'full', it's easier to give in abundance.

At first, I couldn't really get them, as I thought as long as we give, it should be good. But then I realised that if we are not full of love of ourselves, when we give, we actually 'take' something in return (or it's not like giving freely).

Learning this, I can understand how it is to be free and light. I needn't prove to anyone what I'm doing to show that I'm doing good or better than them tough it's a different route that I'm taking - this unconventional route.

Today I was referred to an acquintance, and we had a lil bit of disagreement in opinions. At first, I was trying to tell her my point, but later I realised that I needn't to. It doesn't really matter that her opinion differs - I need not prove her anything - opinions are opinions. All I'm happy is that there are so many others who appreciate and share the same opinion with me already (just making sure that I'm on right track). :)

So, I realise that all I need is to be happy with my works... and to acknowledge the achievements I've achieved so far... putting MY own LOVE in heart :)

Monday, December 04, 2006

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Happy Feet

I love cartoons - especially cartoons on big screens because there is normally a good storyline to it. And of course the music is normally quite inspiring too - just like 'When you believe' (Prince of Egypt) or 'Someday' (Hunchback of Notre Dame).

And among my favourite cartoons of all time is Lilo & Stitch - love the island life potrayed, but most of all the story behind Ohana - on love and family bond.

So, when my friends suggested Happy Feet, I was all set to watch it. I knew it was gonna be something nice, and if it was inspiring, that will be a good bonus!

I love the way the pop songs were integrated into the movie. And how each scenario/ situation had a song.

But most of all, I like the idea whereby the hero stood by his ideals, and saw that it went through for the benefit of his fellow penguins. It is by no mistake, cartoons generally end well, so its predicted! :)

Some may find all these a lil too ideal, but if we believe and want something enough, it will come true! (it's no Secret!)

So, if this season, you want to relax a lil, laugh a lil, and be inspired in a way... go on, call your friends, family members, clerics to relax their FEET and have a good HAPPY time!

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