Monday, March 29, 2010

Sharing = Trust

I met a new friend of mine less than 5 months ago. We got very close 3 months ago until people around thought that we are an item. We aware of that and we just laughed it off. (She has a boyfriend for Christ’ sake! Lol.) Anyway, we spent much time together. Movies, dining, outings, sports etc. It really doesn’t get us a long period of time to feel comfortable with each other and before we knew it, we shared about our family, relationships, career, personal problems, and life principles.

Few days ago, she shared with me one of her biggest ‘mistakes’ that she made years ago. I listened attentively. I empathized with her. I was happy because she could finally let the problem go. I was proud of her.

I did not consider that sharing/experience was a ‘mistake’, but I took it as a precious experience that not all of us might have the chance to even taste just a little bit. Yes, it might sound stupid why would we let the ‘mistake’ happened. Come to think of it, would we still continue to let it happen IF we knew it was stupid to do so? I don’t think so. We were just blinded by many factors at that very moment, during that situation. Since it’s already happened, I strongly believe that she can be a very good example and share this to those who are facing the same issue. YOU can do it!

Each of us has a set of our very own original recipe of experiences. That is what made each of us a unique individual. Imagine that all of us have no other choices but to have chicken rice for every meal, everyday. Yes, CHICKEN RICE EVERYDAY!!! Thank God that He is a creative God! =D

Life is about decision making. A lot of factors need to be considered before making any final decisions, both controllable and uncontrollable. If we made it right, smile and be proud of yourself. If we made it wrong, laugh it off, pick yourself up, learn from our mistakes, and move on! There are lots of new challenges and opportunities waiting in front of you.

To that person that I’m referring to, (you know who you are) I’m proud that you are all over it! Thank you for your trust. =)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

老婆饼 and Mi!

Today is my first time eating 老婆饼 all the way from 元朗,香港. Many thanks to Miss Siew for being so thoughtful. Those ‘wife cakes’ are very delicious. I am looking forward to eat it again in Hong Kong itself!

Besides that, she also helped me to purchase Sammi Cheng’s FAITH . HOPE . LOVE Limited Edition Box Set from Hong Kong which includes all these: (Love all of them!!)

Thank you very much, Miss Siew. Million thanks to you! =D

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Do Something!

Jimmy's mother called out to him at seven in the morning, "Jimmy, get up!' It's time for school!" There was no answer. She called again, this time more loudly, "Jimmy, get up right now!" Once more there was no answer. Exasperated, she went to his room and shook him,saying, "Jimmy, it's time to get ready for school."

He answered, "Mother, I'm not going to school There are fifteen hundred kids at the school and every one of them hates me. I'm not going to school!"

"Go to school!" she replied sharply.

"But, Mother, all the teachers hate me too. I saw three of them talking the other day and one of them was pointing his finger at me. I know they all hate me, so I'm not going to school!" Jimmy answered.

"Go to school!" his mother demanded again.

"But, Mother, I don't understand it. Why would you want to put me through all that torture and suffering?" he protested.

"jimmy, for 2 good reasons," she fired back. "First, you're 42 yeas old. Second, you're the principal!"

There are few of us who, on some days, have not felt like Jimmy. We just don't want to go to school. That school, of course, is life itself, where dropping out or playing hooky can seem a much better idea than facing the challenges that inevitably lie ahead. Success begins the moment we understand that life is about beginning.

Start where you are. You can only start with what you have, not with what you don't have. Opportunity is always where you are, never where you were. To get anywhere, you must launch out for somewhere or you will get nowhere.Each of us has an ability to begin to create what we need from something that is already here.

We tend to underrate or overrate what we don't possess. People are always neglecting something they can do and trying to do something they can't do. The only way to learn anything thoroughly is by starting at the bottom (except when learning how to swim). To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. The truth is that many are successful because they didn't have the advantages others had.

Do not spoil what you have by desring what you have not, but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for. Almost everything comes from almost nothing. No improvement is as certain as that which proceeds from the right and timely use of what you already have. All those who arrive had to begin where they were. I'm sure you heard this phrase a thousand times 'Been there, done that!'

The truth is, you can't know what you can do until you try. The most important catalyst to reaching your dream is starting right where you are. I cannot do everything, but I definitely can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with that I can do.

Britney Spears sang in the chorus: 'I see you looking at me, like I got what you need, dare to buy me a seat, why don't you do something?' That's true. If you are solely looking at one thing without doing somethign about it, you will get nothing at the end of the day.

Be wise!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Astro Talent Quest 2009 Singing Competition

Saturday 25th July 2009

I’ve never been a fan of Astro Talent Quest (ATQ) competition until this very Saturday. I was invited to participate witnessing live of the competition. So, there we go, with a bunch of friends to Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium to witness live for the very 1st time on the competition. It is a well-known national singing competition. Out of the 5 finalists, I actually knew 2 of them personally, Ryan and Ah Fai. I recognized Ryan some time ago when he appeared in the commercial as I was watching Astro. I couldn’t recognized Ah Fai at all until the very minute when his full Chinese name had been called out after the competition has started! With his giant poster hanging outside the entrance; I still had no idea who he was until that very moment! LOL. Talk about keeping track with friends around me, ‘Bad Friend Award of the Year’!

It was a blessing that I actually had the privilege to witness the grand competition live together with other thousands of audience. I was amazed by the courage and talent possessed by the 5 finalists. Let’s imagine this:

i) You were waiting alone at the back stage for your turn to show off practically everything you have to win people’s heart and attention in the stadium; all you could pray and think of is that everything will go smoothly and you won’t embarrassed yourself on the stage (trying your best not to mess up with the lyrics, dance steps, breath control, notes hitting, body language, facial expression, and be as natural as you could at the same time) accompanied by the back up dancers, singers and musicians;

ii) hitting up by the neon spotlights that make you couldn’t see a thing under the stage clearly although your eyes were wide opened (this could lead you to the fear of uncertainties)

iii) all your movement and skills were observed by the 7 judges whom will determine your championship, (either they like you or they don’t like you, how about that?)

iv) paranoid with all the negative comments and criticism that might be made by the judges and the low response from the audience (this could bring down your self-confidence at the very moment)

I was caught by one of my friends while I was day-dreaming (as usual when I was in deep thoughts). There are a lot of things running through my mind during that time. I actually imagined myself being one of the finalists, performing on the stage. Just thinking about that, it’s enough to make my whole body shivers. I do not think that I have enough courage (for now) to even step on the stage. At the same time, I was trying my best to concentrate in the whole competition and trying to absorb more tips on how a real competition has been conducted all this while.

One of my friends made a comment right after the show. She said it very directly and truthful. “This is not just a mere singing competition; this is a war between your own self-confidence level and others!”

This is how I conclude this whole experience:

If you are standing on the stage, you’re not a singer, actor, or artist. You are a PERFORMER. Someone who performs and ejaculates every talent (Singing, acting, dancing, preaching, public speaking etc) he/she has into the audience mind and makes an impact in their lives!

Do you have what it takes to become a PERFORMER?

p/s: I’ve been keeping

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sell Out!

Alright! Let’s talk about movie! I just can’t stop thinking about this movie. It actually pointed out some of the thoughts that I’ve been having way before this. I was amazed by it. I went for a Gala Premier for a local English/Chinese movie entitled ‘Sell Out’ last Monday (27th April 2009) at GSC Signature, The Gardens. (Yes, it was during APRIL! Sorry for the delay updates!) =p

It talked about the current typical life as a Malaysian in specific, or it involved the whole world in general. The director was trying to let us realize some of the blind/white spots that are actually happening around us, everyday. The weird part was that all of us actually aware of those ‘common’ things happening but only few of us (one of them, of course, the director himself) actually put those puzzles into a better view and showed us thoroughly through ‘Sell Out’.

The director touched about personal decision making, individual’s dilemmas, working ethics, in a totally different and daring way. ‘Sell Out’ involved human psychology, role playing, devil’s advocate issue and double standard issue that almost all of us are facing frequently nowadays.

Some of the questions that I could recall from ‘Sell Out’:

- Are you daring enough to tell the truth of what you really think/feel about your own government in public/on TV?
- Are you daring enough to fight/argue with your boss even when you know you are right and he’s wrong? Bear in mind, you will lose your job at the end of the day!
- Bosses are full of power and authority in bringing a person up or down from his/her position, what are the real stories/reasons behind this issue?
- What is your reaction watching people dying slowly in front of you?
- What is your last wish/say when you are about to take your last breath?
- Being a rich dying person lying on the bed, what your response would be, knowing that your loved ones hoping you to pass away quickly so that they can have your property for their own?
- In order for you to succeed in your career, you have to fulfill one condition which is hoping for more people to die, literally dying in front of you. Would you?
- All of us are fighting for something every moment in our lives. What are we actually fighting for? What do we get in the very end of your life? Who’s actually the one who gets all the benefits and advantages while we are fighting?
- Do you ever believe in ‘real/true love’?
- Why would human beings telling the truth only when they are about to pass away?
- Is it totally wrong for being selfish?
- What is the real standard of being ‘good’ or ‘bad’? How to measure it at the first place?

‘Sell Out’ is a local musical-comedy movie. But do not expect ‘Sell Out’ to be another ‘High School Musical 1, 2 or 3’. The approach and the entire meaning that the director was trying to bring were very different.

He was right. Lower down your expectations before you start watching ‘Sell Out’, you will be better off that way. It wasn’t that ‘Sell Out’ was no good, but sometimes the more you expectation, the more disappointed you are!


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Shop Until U Drop!

OK people! Here we go!

First of all, I cannot imagine that the very first thing that I'm going to share with you guys in this blog would be regarding to SHOPPING!!!! Haha! Thanks to the movie 'The Confessions of A Shopaholic'. (Love it much btw! =D) Nah, it's because of the right timing here. =)

Alright, let's come back! If you guys have no ideas where to go during this coming weekend (10th -12th April 2009), or got nothing to do at all, you guys have to give an ear on this!

1) Valiram Luxury Clearance Sale Up to 70% Off!!!!

VENUE: Hotel Istana, Mahkota Ballroom,
Jalan Raja Chulan

TIME: 10am to 8pm

Some of the products offered are:

perfumes and cosmetics, watches, shoes, bags, leathers, and more!

And some of the brands that they are offering are:

Samsonite, Mercedes, Charles&Keith, Asprey, Jimmy Choo, Coach, Shanghai Tang, Chloe, Pedro, Naf Naf, and more!

2) CANON Prices Shattered (PC Fair)

VENUE: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)
Persada Johor, JB
Village Mall, Sg. Petani
Dewan Masyarakat, Tawau

TIME: 10am - 10pm

Some of the products offered are:

all-in-one printers, single function printers, laser beam printers, scanners and more!

That's all for today! Hope that you guys can have a fulfilling weekend ahead! Enjoy your shopping!

See you!!!! =D