May 26, 2009

Quote of the hour

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

Victor E. Frankl
Author of Man's Search for Meaning

May 25, 2009

Monday equals Reality [Show]

They weren't kidding when they say Monday's doomsday.

My dark circles begin to multiply every time I check myself in the mirror. And somehow bad skin compliments the whole look. Something only sufficient sleep can help to recharge quickly but looking at the current chaos, maybe a 600 dollars oxygen facial will fix it.

Quote of the day:

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do

- Leonardo Da Vinci-

Simple theory explained, knowing you need sleep is not enough, you have to sleep. Being willing to put your health first is not enough, you must do it.

My cue to say good night.

May 22, 2009

All these thoughts I have...

Lack of composure, all over, baffling at times, has a mind of its own. sugar-high like.

I think I have yet to find a way to express my feelings and emotions.

I envy talented musicians that is able to channel all that into songs.

JT to Brit- "Cry Me a River" ; John Mayer can describe ALL his ex relationships from "Your Body is a Wonderland" to "Comfortable" and Miley turns scandals into "The Climb".

We all need to break out into a song like Broadway because a little drama is fun and if there is I want to live in that world. Soundtrack of your life.

For now, I'm looking forward to my guitar sessions without knowing how to tune a guitar because I'm tone deaf that way, and voice that sound like oh oh, quoting Simon, "When a cat fall off a building before it hit the ground" unquote.

Simon Cowell is a true artist of criticism- I think he is his own worst critic. Nobody can be judge unless they're their own worst judge.

May 19, 2009

quiet time

I glued myself on the couch watching Koffee with Karan, wondering how Saif Ali Khan grew only to be more handsome with age (well, the interview was in 2007). And I will always remember his first breakout performance in my first ever Hindustani tear jerker, Hum Saath Saath Hain- my first love. Now, now, I think I have given away too much- I'm a world citizen that way.

You don't need to know the language, you just got to have the love for culture. I'm not talking Capati/Tosai here, but have you fall in love with a korean song- but you don't know a single word of the lyrics. Empathy for the life of a Geisha-even the closest thing you'll come to knowing Japanese is "kawaii"? Your undying love for a person/celeb/ etc of a different race or culture just because you know the hardship they went through, the determination and hardwork that was responsible for their success today?

Then I waited for Enchanted, the movie, to finish- because I'm [dreaming of a true love's kiss] romantic that way.

On Flickr, photos like this- I have City Love playing in my head, and this (the world is aware), reminds me of how a story, song, lyrics melody flow endlessly in one's imaginative mind.

It's 12:27am, and I have ulcers from not getting enough of sleep. I will have a few late nights in this week, no doubt. A focus group, a funeral, and work to attend to. Who said life is boring, in this case, we have death to keep us reminded as well- life is short only if you didn't notice one second of your moment.

Life isn't disappointing- people who do is because of unrealistic expectations- sitting in the same place, doing the same thing and expecting another thing- which is borderline insanity.


Lesson of the post:

Excuses are equal. Don't try to justify, you'll end up settling for less.
Winning is not everything, but Wanting to Win Is.
At least try, even if you get a whooping in the ass the first time, it's okay.
Do the 1st step, before thinking about the 2nd step.
And how else you can get to the 2nd if you don't do the 1st step?

good night.


May 15, 2009

It's important when...

It's not there...

Time is important when it's not there.
Money is important when it's not there.
Health is important when it's not there.

To the moments we've missed
To the life we have not lived
To our worth we've humbled ourselves

Let's try to live today like it's going to be the last; make it worthwhile; leave with no regrets.

May 9, 2009

if you have to ask, you can't afford it

Of course, living well in Los Angeles isn't impossible, as long as you have the funds. The aforementioned Shakur probably wouldn't have any trouble making ends meet in L.A., or anywhere else, for that matter. The rapper makes about $15 million per year in residuals--despite the fact he's been dead for 12 years.

source: yahoo news

Bad news: World's Unemployment Rate.

Some say go back to school.
Some say Play It Safe.
Some complains and it never stops.

I say take a chance.

Crisis= Opportunity. Which one do you see?
Never let anyone rob you of your dreams?
What's the point of dreaming?

Every great achievement begins with a dream.
A dream to fly, a dream to not live in darkness, a dream for beautiful tunes.

Disappointments are only caused by your unrealistic expectations.

Take time to realize:

Just Over Broke is NEVER the way to go.
Excuses or Solution; you may only focus in on area.

Just ask yourself:

What am I doing TODAY for my financial future? Be it for my family, personal, education, health?

Are you building a pipeline or still using buckets for the water?

Re: Things they don't tell you in Starbucks

My turn now, Carrie.

Bladder cleared, hand moisturized with Body Shop Lotion in those RM2 premium toilets.

Have a Starbucks Barista get you a comfy sofa seat with "Let me get you a drink" service provided.

Have a Kwai lou (because Caucasian doesn't sound cool) ask you "Can I share a seat with you?"Truly international Exposure: Phillipinos, Punjabs, Americans, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese.

View on the left: People buying luggage, on the right people queuing for drink.

Well, Starbucks is truly an experience. They don't sell RM12 caffeine and sugar laden drinks for nothing eh?

Speaking of experience; I went shopping with a friend and oh well, let me rephrase: She's doing the shopping.

We went to Thomas Sabo; and she spent thousand bucks on her plastic for a birthday gift; and I get to be opinionated- if it's the right term for that. "Oh that would look nicer..." Priceless. Of course, check out their designs. Although who knew Charm braceletes (silver and cubic zirconia) could be of a price of an arm and leg; ok, maybe gold.

Business is very good though. When we were there, about 5 people walked in and bought something. The sales girls can be TERRIBLE but they can still sell it. I mean, everything is pretty much bull; like i.e. "The Snake represents Energy and it's being different". Hello?

Which proves to say; people don't buy because of the price. I mean if you can put a "value" on a piece of fugly rubber shoe (make it comfy so that people won't notice its ugliness) and call it Crocs, people would run for it.


My word of advice: Get a rich friend, so you can get them to buy you an exsy pressie if they forget your birthday.Or better make them forget it.

May 6, 2009

A Whole New World

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view

No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you

Now I'm in a whole new world with you
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling

Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling

Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see

Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase

A wondrous place

For you and me

by Nick Pitera.


Take this moment and re-live your childhood imagination and dreams.
Imagine Genie tells you, "Your wish is my command"
Or pretending you're Aladdin and have your wish come true
Or Princess Jasmine who wanted an adventure on a magic carpet ride...

Go back to reality, and continue searching.
You may not be knocking on the right door yet, but don't stop.
It could be the next one, and you're nearer than you think you are.

And please don't forget: Be happy with what you have in pursuit of better things in life.

You can lose your money today; but you can't lose your knowledge or your skills.
Even if you think you failed yesterday or maybe today; climb back up and march forward.
It's a whole new world everyday.

May 5, 2009

Midnight Blogger

Not that there's anything mysterious about it. Or thrilling.

One thing I realized, 6 months into employment is that you do as what you're told. And they no excuses because your boss isn't your parents. You can't throw a fit.

But you can say, "I quit!" Or do a dramatic Devil Wears Prada ending!

Well, not funny to anyone that has been informed to not come to work because they're no longer needed or can the company afford to pay, which is usually the case. It's a sad economic situation; but whether you see it as a crisis or an opportunity, it's another different thing altogether.

But then again, employment. I have my fair share of the hot topic-"economy conversation "from all walks of life; aunties and uncles, cab drivers, neighbours, strangers. Swine flu is secondary when you're facing with money. In reality, to get a really nice burial plot on the hill overlooking the ocean cost more than you think.

Ex Airport Engineer Now- Taxi driver #1 laments about Beginning of the end of the world theory and ended with a "Why don't you work for the government? It's safe"

Aunty #2 says No Time. This came from a well educated, degree holder. The difference between contentment and excuses is stupidity.

Recently laid off #3 said No Time, Too busy because of Just Over Broke.

We grew up with ideas and plans- health, career, success, family, spiritual.

When you're 50 and you realize you don't have financial independence, maybe you got the wrong plan. So, if you're in a situation where you'd go "I didn't sign up for this", well, maybe someone gave you a wrong plan.

So, make a decision.

Choose to come up with a million of excuses Or find a solution.

A young man asked a successful businessman, "How do you become successful?" He answered "Make lots of good decisions" He asked again, "How do you make good decisions?""Make lots of bad decisions".

The first thing I did learned after all these years, is to listen to my thoughts. For the times I break through, and for the times I failed; I realized the difference.

Am I spending time on making up excuses or am I looking for a solution?

We have to start somewhere, somehow. So, start listening to yourself today, in the midst of economic chaos, or health concerns; reflect and observe your thoughts.

What are you thinking in your mind?

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