Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I think this is the goal am most proud of for achieving. I can successfully swim across the swimming pool by not just ‘dive’ thru anymore. No kidding. This goal is definitely sliding over into 2014.
Own a car
Having a car is like carrying a burden. For me, main cons is am unable to work oversea or go far, that is to say, am stuck. Yet, for a moment, the impulsive to have a car was so strong, believe it or not it’s just because that time I feel helpless for couldn’t fetch a food poisoning friend of mine who was in need to a clinic. To show my appreciation and ‘sorriness’ for the milk candy, I’ve named my car with it in Hokkien dialect. Ironically, I have never get a chance to fetch that friend of mine after that, but I still have faith that one day I might can.
Watch Eason’s Life
The last time I watched a concert was on 5 years ago by Jay Chou during his World Tour Concert. I always wanted to experience a live performance from Eason Chan as he is really a great power style singer. I was so happy that I can even sing along with him that night. Gosh~ One of my little dream came true~ Next is Mayday’s Concert! hmm.. In actuality, I wonder if Yiruma or Joe Hisashi will want to open a concert in Malaysia. =(
Conquer three little hills at peninsular
Unexpectedly, I’ve a group of hiking fever friends. We conquered the hills of Puchong, Broga & Tabur. A little bit of rock climbing, stream crossing and uneven terrain. It’s all about good fun when you know friends are around to back you up and share nice scene together.
Travel five times oversea
I didn’t know this one would happen because it was eventually not in plan, but it did happen! =D First flight is Phuket (Thailand) next is Bangkok (Thailand) and Guangzhou (China) then Bangkok (Thailand) again and lastly Singapore (Singapore) right after Christmas. Really can’t wait for next year surprises. ^^ yea~ Taipei is in next year list already!
Finish 21km half marathon
I like to jog, I like to run but I never continuously run for 21km until this year in Penang Bridge Marathon. Second reason it was one of the most memorable moments for me as it is also the last time that the run will be held at Penang Bridge before it move to the second Penang Bridge next year. Thanks to a good friend for accompany me in this 21km run and be there for me without asking much. And also another good friend of mine, maybe, he’s the reason I was there. Thank you. (=
P/s: The miracle isn’t we finished, the miracle is that we had the courage to start.
Cut boyish hair
People and friends around start calling me handsome boy, pretty boy or even ‘ah boy’. This credit goes to the scissor’s hand of my hair stylish, one of the good creations of my boss. Opps~ I know, It’s bit complicated with lots of coincidence too. =P
Not that am a pro but at least I know the rules. Though I was unable to dodge high speed volleyball twice! Ouch! I do enjoy the game and teamwork shown by my volleyball mate. They are truly good team player in the game. Salute! It’s been a very big pleasure get to know you all! ^^
I bought an oven and also a mixer to start baking. Sadly, my bakery and confectionery products didn’t look delicious or appealing at all. Nah, am not gonna give up so easily. Next year, I will finish up what I’ve started this year – be a good baker! p/s: At least no more scorched cake. >~<’’
Start my first small business
Thanks to the help of a bunch of good friends, they’re really helping out to promote like their own business. Though the profit is not a big amount, happiness around is what matter the most. Good to know all of you and know even better to each of you this year. May my plush cuddly rabbits bring the sweetness & happiness to you all next year~ Wish you all Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year~ *Warmed*
My goals for 2014
Hmmm.. tell you next year! =P
‘’ We can live a life of abundance, live our dreams. Engage others in our life and our dreams. Be grateful for what we have and not upset for what we don’t have. May all my friends and loved one experience joy, happiness and satisfaction in everything you do.’’ Good Night. (=
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Everyday is a special day when someone is trying to make a difference in your life with all his/her heart. You don't need a reason to show you care. You don't need a special day to show your love. Sometimes, we tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have now. Enjoy each of the precious moments that we have with those who cherish you like a ________. :)
Monday, November 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Written by Lee Wei Ling,
In 2007, in an end-of-year message to the staff of the National Neuroscience Institute, I wrote: 'Whilst boom time in the public sector is never as booming as in the private sector, let us not forget that boom time is eventually followed by slump time. Slump time in the public sector is always less painful compared to the private sector.' Slump time has arrived with a bang. While I worry about the poorer Singaporeans who will be hit hard, perhaps this recession has come at an opportune time for many of us. It will give us an incentive to reconsider our priorities in life. Decades of the good life have made us soft. The wealthy especially, but also the middle class in Singapore, have had it so good for so long, what they once considered luxuries, they now think of as necessities.
A mobile phone, for instance, is now a statement about who you are, not just a piece of equipment for communication. Hence many people buy the latest model though their existing mobile phones are still in perfect w orking order. A Mercedes-Benz is no longer adequate as a status symbol. For millionaires who wish to show the world they have taste, a Ferrari or a Porsche is deemed more appropriate. The same attitude influences the choice of attire and accessories. I still find it hard to believe that there are people carrying handbags that cost more than thrice the monthly income of a bus driver, and many more times that of the foreign worker labouring in the hot sun, risking his life to construct luxury condominiums he will never have a chance to live in.
The media encourages and amplifies this ostentatious consumption. Perhaps it is good to encourage people to spend more because this will prevent the recession from getting worse. I am not an economist, but wasn't that the root cause of the current crisis - Americans spending more than they could afford to?
I am not a particularly spiritual person. I don't believe in the supernatural and I don't think I have a soul that will survive my death. But as I view the crass materialism around me, I am reminded of what my mother once told me: 'Suffering and deprivation is good for the soul.'
My family is not poor, but we have been brought up to be frugal.... My parents and I live in the same house that my paternal grandparents and their children moved into after World War II in 1945. It is a big house by today's standards, but it is simple - in fact, almost to the point of being shabby. Those who see it for the first time are astonished that Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's home is so humble. But it is a comfortable house, a home we have got used to. Though it does look shabby compared to the new mansions on our street, we are not bothered by the comparison.
Most of the world and much of Singapore will lament the economic downturn. We have been told to tighten our belts. There will undoubtedly be suffering, which we must try our best to ameliorate. But I personally think the hard times will hold a timely lesson for many Singaporeans, especially those born after 1970 who have never lived through difficult times. No matter how poor you are in Singapore , the authorities and social groups do try to ensure you have shelter and food. Nobody starves in Singapore .... Many of those who are currently living in mansions and enjoying a luxurious lifestyle will probably still be able to do so, even if they might have to downgrade from wines costing $20,000 a bottle to $10,000 a bottle. They would hardly notice the difference.
Being wealthy is not a sin. It cannot be in a capitalist market economy. Enjoying the fruits of one's own labour is one's prerogative and I have no right to chastise those who choose to live luxuriously. But if one is blinded by materialism, there would be no end to wanting and hankering. After the Ferrari, what next? An Aston Martin? After the Hermes Birkin handbag, what can one upgrade to? Neither an Aston Martin nor an Hermes Birkin can make us truly happy or contented.. They are like dust, a fog obscuring the true mean ing of life, and can be blown away in the twinkling of an eye.
When the end approaches and we look back on our lives, will we regret the latest mobile phone or luxury car that we did not acquire? Or would we prefer to die at peace with ourselves, knowing that we have lived lives filled with love, friendship and goodwill, that we have helped some of our fellow voyagers along the way and that we have tried our best to leave this world a slightly better place than how we found it?
We know which is the correct choice - and it is within our power to make that choice. In this new year, burdened as it is with the problems of the year that has just ended, let us again try to choose wisely.
To a considerable degree, our happiness is within our own control, and we should not follow the herd blindly.
The writer is director of the National Neuroscience Institute. And also Lee Kuan Yew's daughter...
Credit to: Aunty Betty =)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Did someone tell you before that owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue? Did you realise people are often more productive in blue rooms? Did you notice mosquito's are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other colour? Do you know why the sea is blue? Because all fishes in the sea talk like this 'blube blub blue blue blue blue'~~
Do you know how am feeling right now?
Am feeling blue..