Sunday, 28 September 2008

Celebration of Love

What's your life purpose? There's a reason to everything. Everything happens for a reason. But, do you ever thought about (I do mean really give it a thought..)the reasons behind all the things that you've done, your daily activities and whatever things that you may do in the future?

Think about it. If every single life have it's purpose. What would yours be?

If there's a reason to all the doings that we do. Shouldn't all of us be conscious and fully aware of our daily activities and how it would either contribute to whatever the reason we're doing it OR it would float us away from our main purpose?

Too hard to comprehend? (OK. I am aware that being fluent in language does not mean having higher IQ..)

Let's make it simpler..

1. Why do you go to work? (only parrot can answer that in a cliche answer in less than 3 seconds.. just 'to make a living' does not count.)

2. Why do you work in whatever job that you are doing now? Do you really want to do that in life?

3. Do you (at least) have more satisfaction than having frustration in whatever you do now? Are you happy with your life now? (NOTE: 'I'm glad', 'boleh laa..' or 'it's OK' DOES NOT fall under HAPPY. Do not try to cheat your own life.)

4. If you're having difficulties answering the three question above. Would you want to think about it more seriously NOW?

You don't need to answer those questions to me. In fact, there's no right or wrong answer for it. (although our life have always drill us to give answer that satisfies the one asking..)

But please, do give it a thought. Answer it SINCERELY. See where you are in fulfilling your life purpose and how's your progress on that matter.

Be sincere about it. You're answering for yourself. At the very least, show respect to your own self by not cheating in answering the question. Your own self obviously knows that you cheat by giving safe and lame answers to those questions.

While living in denial and avoiding such issues can be very addictive to almost all of us, why don't we try to be really sober in life for once and take a good look at what we're doing and what we need to do.

How about self-honesty for once. Shall we?

Have a great Aidilfitri everybody. Be safe.
p.s If you still don't understand anything that I mention just now. (Tak, bukan bengap.. kurang mahir English je walaupun fasih..) Just click the video and maybe that would give you some idea.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Accept certain inalienable truths.. (that you must)

Here's a song that need to be aired to public every few years as reminder. I first heard this song somewhere in 1998-1999. Now, after almost 10 years, the advise still fresh..

In fact, it seems more relevant now.


SUNCREEN (everybody's free)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Wear sunscreen

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be It. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by Scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable Than my own meandering
Experience…I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and Recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before You and how fabulous you really looked….You're not as fat as you Imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing Bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind…the race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don't be afraid of it, or what other people
Think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own...

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than
It's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…