Monday, 30 July 2007

A life you dont live is still lost

There are moments in life when you look back to what you've done and what you've become, you end up deciding to take a step to act on making some changes within yourself.

The question is, after you decided to act on anything for your own good, when will you actually start to do it?

Maybe you'll say after you settled doing anything you're doing now. Maybe, you'll act after you solve whatever problems you faced at this very moment. OR maybe, you'll act after you let those decision on stale mate for another year. ONLY YOU KNOWS when YOU WILL ACT.. AND ONLY YOU KNOWS THAT ALL REASON YOU GAVE ARE JUST EXCUSES..


After all, it's for your own good and benefit. Why wait? If you did not procrastinate anything you do for the benefit of your BOSS... Why would you procrastinate anything that benefit yourself?

GO ON.. Start doing something for your own good.


and the risk that might break you
Is the one that would save
A life you dont live is still lost
So stand on the edge with me
Hold back your fear and see
Nothing is real til it's gone

p.s Hey, watch this video by Goo Goo Dolls, a song for the Transformers Movie. Maybe you'll learn a thing or two great ideas from rockstars now..

Saturday, 28 July 2007

Start holding on, keep holding on (to your dreams..)

End of the month. What can I say? It has been a very laid back month. 'Laid back' is not really the exact word to describe it. 'Dazed and Confused' is more appropriate. Let's just leave that as it is..

When people take on a mission to make a significant improvements in their life, they don't decide to do that for no particular reason. There must be a strong reason for them to do whatever it takes to achieve whatever they dream for.

The journey to a better life is not a smooth one. THAT they are aware of. The start of making significant changes to pursue those dreams is as hard as trying to accept the fact that whatever you've learned and experienced in life before this is no longer valid and you need a new set of knowledge.

More than often, you WILL fail in your attempts. Not just a couple of times but you'll fail more than anybody could bear. Sometimes you fail because you did not do it right. Sometimes you fail because you did the right thing but it's not precise enough. And those failures will keep testing your faith and your determination towards achieving your dreams.

So, what would you do? Give up and go back to that old life you hated.. (At least the rest of your friends who did not support you will accept you back as another mediocre member of the community) OR Stay strong, stay focus, take a deep breath, get the mind and body moving again.

WHATEVER YOU THINK YOU ARE... YOU ARE RIGHT!! (Even if you think you are a loser who can't have any great things in life)

Because you are what you perceive.

May you have the passion, the determination, the courage, the grace and the will to express whatever your dreams would be. AND JUST GO FOR IT.. Failures is NOTHING..

While you're at it, watch this video and give it a thought.

Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend, till you break
Cause it's all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad you get strong
Wipe your hands shake it off
Then you stand

p.s I'll be heading south to JB and Kota Tinggi this weekend. You want to see people with strong heart and mind.. Go to Kota Tinggi.

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Counting down to 50..

This is the last week of July. Next week, we'll be entering the month of August. Like every other years in the past, August will be a month for Malaysian to get busy with the National Day celebration. (If you read my past 31st August entries, you'll know I will not call it Independence Day Celebration...)

This August, will mark the 50th anniversary of our National Day Celebration. As we're reaching 31st August, let's list the top 10 national news that got everybody talking.. not in any particular order..

And here are the top talk-about news..

1. High profile (and 'creative') murder case of Altantuya Shaaribu involving 2 policeman and a top political strategist. (PLEASE practice 'Innocent until proven guilty' ethics no matter what would the media be sensationalising..)

2. The death of Yin Yin, claiming the mother and her boyfriend to be directly responsible for the death. (AGAIN, as sick as the story could be.. please practice the above ethics)

3. CEOs and Managing Directors from a few top corporate companies being charged, fined or jailed for Breaching the code of conduct. Most of the companies are handling major projects for public interest.

4. Our Football team (or soccer, if you're watching too much of MTV) DID IT AGAIN!! They never failed to keep the loyal fans screaming. (We move from screaming of joy.. to screaming of suffering frustrations..) Hey, at least they're still 'loyal fans'..

5. Broadcast Media would love to have more talent competition for the public with a promise of a future way better than getting a job using a Bachelor's Degree. (At some point, that may be true..hmmm..)

6. Primetime news should not go on air without a very vain self bragging segment by the TV station treated as 'news'.

7. As part of Visit Malaysia year, we would love to promote our land of rich and diverse cultures and heritage by having the Hop-on Hop off double decker bus, Eye of Malaysia and international stage plays as part of the main attraction.

8. With have a shocking growth of new potential movie stars and reality TV stars. Not just from the programs that the television produced, but also from other new edge medium such as mobile videos, digital camcorders and CCTV cameras. Anybody can be a star! (unfortunately, the tendency is more towards those genres that even 18SX classification is considered very lame..)

9. Our school teachers still practice post-world war punishments to students. (Oh, sorry.. the world is still at war, so that should be OK..)

9. The government still need to ask everybody to raise the 'Jalur Gemilang' Flag at their premises (They even have to make it a rule for all buildings in KL..) as a sign of Nationalism and Patriotism spirit by Malaysians..

10. Our public service have improved from the old system to the new information technology system. (although the workforce attitude and mentality did not shift that much. but, hey.. they still shift..even at 0.1%.. it's still a shift)

So, that's all 10 that I could immediately noticed from what's happening the past few months.

Happy 50th Birthday Malaysia.. May the final few week before the day itself would surprise us with a much better 'development' by the nation..


Sunday, 15 July 2007

Inipun ada macam nak terkucil...

Ask any Malay Malaysians and Singaporeans if they ever watched and remember any scenes from the old Jalan Ampas Studio movies, you might just end up not just one scene, but maybe more than 5 scenes.

Those black and white movies does affect our lives in some way or another. At the very least, we learn something about our own culture and attitude in the most funny, ironic and cynical manner.

I don't remember much of those scenes from the serious or romantic movies of those era. I guess I'm those few people who wouldn't care less about the staple star, Tan Sri P Ramlee.

BUT, I do love all the comedies by those era. From Bujang Lapuk series, to Labu Labu and Do Re Mi, the funny lines are just great. It's amazing to see how they could come up with such ideas.

Yes, it's P Ramlee who's directing all those movies. But, to me the real comic hero of Jalan Ampas would not be him.

If there's one name that I would pick as the comedy hero of Jalan Ampas. I would pick the man behind the word 'Sarkis' himself when he spelled it as 'Alif Mim Nun Wau, Alif tendang Wau'..

Pak S.Shamsudin. I SALUTE YOU!


Just watch the video and tell me if you agree..

p.s It's spelled in Jawi, just try to figure out what does it spells for..

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

And I wish that I could make it better..

I think all motivators and life-coaches have one thing in common.. No matter what are their techniques and success theories would be, they will all tell you to be daring to face a few failures along the way.

Failure is not a bad thing. It is a part of the process for anybody to grow and be better. The problem is, most people see failure as a situation rather than a process. End up, they don't dare to face the challenges, they thought they would permanently stay in failure and worst still, the moment they saw failure coming, they turn back and return to where they started without trying to give a fight.

I don't blame them. We are thought in this world that 'FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION'. Most of the time, those people who told us that did not even understand what they are saying.

Yes, it is not an option. But nobody tells us that in order for us not to have it as an option, we need to face it and get it over and done with.

Now, why am I rambling about this? I see too many people tend to give up when they see a slight glimpse of what they think could be a failure. I see too many people start fighting each other when they see there's a possibility of failure when all they need to do is to stay together and fight to overcome the failure.

The more I see it, the more I think about how else can I get people to understand why not to panic. The more I think the less sleep I will get from my already insomniac stage of sleep. The less sleep, would then make my body and my mind exhausted and I might end up having the possibilities of seeing another parallel universe.. either by hallucination or by being dead. (hey, this is a positive statement.. OK.)

So, since we already know this wonderful world is not as bad as the media wants us to believe. Every time you face difficulties in life, try slowing down your pace, take a deep breath and then tackle the issues, not the people within the issues.

Most important, without failure.. there's no such thing as success. An illusion of success is still not a success.

And I know that it's a wonderful world
But I cant feel it right now,
I thought I was doing well but I just want to cry now,
Well I know that its a wonderful world from the sky down to the sea,
but I can only see when you're here, here with me.

p.s Unlearning what false info you've been fed is not easy.. you just need stay focus..

Friday, 6 July 2007

And this old world is a new world..

We all heard a lot of complaints around us about how life seems stagnant for them. Life seems very unfair for these people.

As you start our dream career, it seems as if that's the life you've always wanted. You start your day with a hope that the day will be exciting everyday.

Then, as days turns to weeks, weeks turns into months, suddenly you realise that it has been a few years past your life, the world has changed since then, the price of almost every necessities doubled and yet, the only thing or maybe person that have not changed much since then is you and your life.

Even after giving much thought on it, the only change you noticed that took a drastic progress was actually a drastic move downwards.

So how did that happened? You did plan your life as told right? You did give a thought before making any decision too, right? And you did pave your path in life as advised by many people around you as well. Right?

So what actually happened? Don't you have any control over anything you do? You did. Isn't it? So what actually happened?

Here's a thought...

MAYBE.. You did not listen to advise carefully. Maybe you took the advise literally without even trying to understand the meaning behind it.

OR MAYBE, You did not realise that all those advise are not for you be in control of your life.

OR MAYBE, Those are just popular cliches of life that you fall into thinking that it's a genius advise for you to live your life.

Ever thought of that?

Whatever your life be at this moment, How about making every day a new day to look forward to. Start doing something new and great for yourself and feel good about it.

Then, listen to this song, (who knows, maybe ntv7 would use this song on their ID's...heheh) Play this song every time you start your day and believe that you do feel good about yourself. This could be a feel good mantra for all of you.. (and me)

If it works for you. GOOD!.. If it's not, then maybe you need to see me and let's discuss about that. Maybe you didn't do it right.

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

GO AHEAD.. FEEL GOOD..(Better still.. Feel Great about it..)


Monday, 2 July 2007

Di malam ke-7, bulan ke-7, dalam tahun ke-7 tanpa ntv7..

Malas aku nak terangkan lebih-lebih. Kalau Indon buat benda-benda macam ni, nak pulak korang beriya-iya kata program hebat. (Aku tak ada isu dengan orang Indonesia. Cuma isu dengan orang kita sendiri je..) Ini orang kita sendiri yang anjurkan.

Kalau rasa diri tu sayangkan bangsa. Ada hati nak martabatkan bangsa walaupun dalam usaha yang sangat kecil. Sekurang-kurangnya ada juga jiwa yang bangga dengan apa yang Tuhan dah kurniakan pada diri. Datang dan bagi sokongan pada mereka..

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