Sunday, 17 February 2008

Somewhere we will meet..

Welcome back to the world!! (This is actually for me..) Being absent from the ability of updating the blog is somewhat similar to being absent from continous mental fitness program.

Seriously, taking a long break from thinking critically, analytically and creatively can do great harm to your life and you'll die slowly in full numbness of the body, mind and soul.

OK, that's not a great intro. (hey, it's been a while..)

So we just entered a new year on the chinese calendar. This year would be the year of the Rat. It is a year of which they predicted to be much calmer, on the surface but more activities like strategies, plans and other activities involving mental intelligence are done behind closed doors.

As mentioned in the Chinese Astrology portal, the character of the Rat is quoted as

"Clever and quick-witted, the Rat of the Chinese Zodiac is utterly disarming to boot. Possessed of excellent taste, this Sign flaunts its style at every turn. Its natural charm and sharp, funny demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone. The Rat likes to know who is on its side and will treat its most loyal friends with an extra measure of protection and generosity. "

It's amazing to read the description given. How on earth did they manage to come to such detail?

Kind to think of it.. no wonder there are many general election to be held around the world this year.

Maybe it's in a way like the world fiesta for the year of the rat. Isn't it?

Oh well, that's just a thought. And while we're on this spirit of winning the popularity contest... Here's a song by Radiohead. I think it's appropiate for such event.

I will stop
I will stop at nothing
Say the right things
When electioneering
I trust I can rely on your vote

p.s Hey, that does not mean you should not exercise your right to choose. So choose what's best for you. Really, the best for you.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Before our third New Year Celebration in 2 months

Wow, I really neglect my blog the past few months. Not that I don't have anything to write on, I do. Maybe when you have too many things to talk about, you end up not to talk about it out loud at all..

Anyway, it's almost the third New Year Celebration we're celebrating in less than 2 months. I like to start this years entry with something encouraging, inspiring and positive reflection to each and every one of us.

This is an entry I read on Multiply. I'm assuming it's an original entry by the writer. And I like the article.

I hope you it make sense to you as it is to me.


Listen to your critics and learn what you can from them. But don't let them dissuade you from what you know is best.

A bright and shining vision has value only when you have the courage to follow it. When you know that it is the thing to do, then step up and do it.

Pay attention to what others have to say, without becoming a slave to their opinions of you. Consider differing and diverse perspectives, while keeping the substance of your most deeply held values intact.

Much of the effort of achievement is in keeping yourself focused. Choose to intentionally make that effort, to maintain that focus, and all the rest will more readily fall into place.

Though the world may seem to be against you at times, keep in mind that you are working to make that world a better place. Start to show some progress, and others will soon be buying into your vision.

Remember who you are, where you've come from, and the real value of what you have to offer. Then step forward, with renewed courage and commitment, and make it real.

How about we take on the year with more exciting and inspiring vibes among us, shall we? Show some enthusiasm and high spirit as much as possible.