Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Inspirational Video From Jim Rohn

Jim has done it again. This time is his new book, Lessons on Life: How to Live a Successful Life and a prelude to it is his movie based on his new book.

The inspirational movie contains simple yet powerful nuggets of insightful messages that promotes personal growth and a source of inspiration and motivation for the public.

Take some time off your schedule to watch this video. Turn on your speakers and click on the link below and learn how to seek out and create a fulfilling and purposeful life of your own. You can thank me later!

Jim Rohn Movie

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Are You A Chinese?


Try making out the words above? I'll give you 30 seconds to do that.

30, 29, 28, 27, ... ... ..., 3, 2, 1

Time up, dude! So are you able to make out anything from the pictures above? Well, why not try pulling the sides of your eyes upwards? See it? :D

Now, don't misunderstand me. I am not a racist here nor am I making fun of the Chinese. Why would I want to make fun of my own race, right? I'm a Chinese after all!

Also, not all Chinese are born with small eyes. (I am born with a pair of beautiful big eyes!) It is just a way the Western people categorize people other than themselves. If you look at the cartoon designed and created by the Western, it is not hard to find Chinese characters appearing with their standard small eyes, sometimes only represented by a line!

Nevertheless, it is their way of depicting the Chinese, no use getting angry, sad or disappointed over that small issue. Take it with a big heart. There is much more to life than to harbor on to such minor resentment.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Getting A New CEO

A fellow had just been hired as the new CEO of a large high tech corporation. The CEO who was stepping down met with him privately and presented him with three numbered envelopes. "Open these if you run up against a problem you don't think you can solve," he said.

Well, things went along pretty smoothly, but six months later, sales took a downturn and he was really catching a lot of heat. About at his wits's end, he remembered the envelopes. He went to his drawer and took out the first envelope. The message read, "Blame your predecessor."

The new CEO called a press conference and tactfully laid the blame at the feet of the previous CEO. Satisfied with his comments, the press -- and Wall Street -- responded positively, sales began to pick up and the problem was soon behind him.

About a year later, the company was again experiencing a slight dip in sales, combined with serious product problems. Having learned from his previous experience, the CEO quickly opened the second envelope. The message read, "Reorganize." This he did, and the company quickly rebounded.

After several consecutive profitable quarters, the company once again fell on difficult times. The CEO went to his office, closed the door and opened the third envelope.

The message said, "Prepare three envelopes..."

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Flowers & Gifts Have Limited Vocabulary

"It's okay to send flowers, but don't let the flowers do all the talking. Flowers have a limited vocabulary. About the best flowers can say is that you remembered. But your words tell the rest."
~Jim Rohn~



Are you also guilty of that? Giving flowers and gifts to your loved ones and expecting them to guess your well intention? Well, if you are, you are not alone. I'm often guilty of that too.

Like most of the guys out there, I am a man of few words.... .... ....

Alright! I am a man of few wise words!

As what Jim Rohn had mentioned, flowers and gifts have limited vocabulary. What they could say at most is, "I still remember you". That's all! However, the truth is, you did more than the remembering part when choosing and buying presents for your loved ones.

When choosing your best gifts, thousands of thoughts went through your mind. In your mind you are thinking if the present is suitable for the other party? Will she likes what you have chosen for her? Is that gift of any use to her? Is she willingly to use the gift you buy for her?

All these internal "turmoils" and your good intentions can never be brought across to the other party through the simple act of giving. Although they often say an action speaks a thousand words, however, it really depends on the other party what thousand words are interpreted from the action.

You will not want to leave it to others to guess your intention, will you? If so, why not make it clear to them for what reasons you get such gifts for them and for what reasons you think the gifts is most suitable for them than anyone else.

By doing so, you are assured that when the other party sees or uses your gifts, they won't just remember you. They will also know the sweet and wonderful things you have done for her. Thus, isn't that worth all the talking you have done earlier?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Sequel to Ben 10

Recently I got so addicted to the cartoon Ben 10!

Well, if you are not a fan of cartoon, unlike me, then you probably don't know what Ben 10 is.

And to make things simple, Ben 10 is a cartoon which depicts a a 10 year old boy who discovered a mysterious device, Omnitrix, which enabled him to change into 10 different types of aliens each with their own unique powers.

Slowly, Ben, along with his cousin, Gwen and his grandpa, Max went around fighting aliens who wanted to get the device for themselves.

Actually, the Ben 10 cartoon was pretty short as I believe the developers didn't know what a big hit it could be.

So after that, they created the sequel to Ben 10, known as Ben 10 Alien Force. This time, Ben had grown up, slightly, to a 15 years old boy. And along with his cousin Gwen who unknowingly gotten the power of a magician and the other guy known as Kevin or Kelvin who can change his body into any material that he touches. This time, they join forces to fight the aliens, just that now, without their grandpa who, I assumed, died defending the Earth.

However, the not-so-good thing is that I cannot find the cartoon on Youtube! Have no idea why. For Ben 10, I didn't really catch all the episodes and as for Ben 10 The Alien Force, I only started from episode 6 onwards till episode 10. Therefore, what happened earlier I totally have no idea.

Thus, I need some help here. For those who are good at finding cartoons from different sources, please direct me to them. Your help is greatly appreciated. =D

Now, you don't think I will writing a post here to tell you how good a cartoon is, do you? Lolx.. Don't worry, I will repay you in some other ways.

Thanks in advance!

Oh ya, if you like more information about the cartoon, you can click on the website link below:

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/ben10/index.html

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vitamins for the Mind

Are you familiar with this guy named Jim Rohn? If you are a personal development "junkie" like me, this name shouldn't sound too foreign.


Jim Rohn has been a source of motivation and inspiration for millions of people around the world for decades now. Not only has he brought great, positive changes to people, he has already trained countless wonderful personal development leaders who carry on his legacy to inspire, motivate and to bring out the potential in everyone.


Jim Rohn has been highly acclaimed as one of the most affluent speakers of our time. If you haven't read or listen to his bestsellers books or audios yet, now is really a good time to start. Unlike many of the personal development gurus out there, Jim Rohn not only brings wonderful ideas and knowledge to you, he also teaches you how to put what you have learnt into practice.

To do and not to do is not yet to know. Knowledge itself is not power. It is potential power. Unless put into use, it is just as useless.


Visit his website, JimRohn.com for more information about him and his countless masterpieces.


Below is a weekly sampling of original quotes, on a specific topic, taken from The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn (TTOQ).


In fact you can get the TTOQ, along with 4 other great bonuses for FREE when you make any purchases from the Jim Rohn's Online Catalog totaling $10 or more.


And not to forget, you will be receiving a 20%-60% discount on all Jim Rohn's products! What could be better?


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SUCCESS Or FAILURE


Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.


Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.


Don't take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties.


Success is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious I and Obvious II in school.



It's too bad failures don't give seminars. Wouldn't that be valuable? If you meet a guy who has messed up his life for forty years, you've just got to say, "John, if I bring my journal and promise to take good notes, would you spend a day with me?"


Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.


Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what's your plan to read?


Average people look for ways of getting away with it; successful people look for ways of getting on with it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Minding Your Own Business

Harold suspected his wife of playing around on the side, so one day he took the afternoon off and comes home extra early. He entered his apartment, which was on the 3rd floor, and started looking around. Upon entering the bedroom he found his wife laying in bed. On her nightstand was a lit cigarette. In the ashtray on his nightstand, on the other side of the bed, there was another lit cigarette.

Harold went berserk. After beating his wife upside the head, he proceeded to search the apartment. It was not long before he spotted a pair of hands hanging on the window sill, outside the bedroom. He grabbed one of the ashtrays and pounded on the hands until the battered fingers let go. Despite falling thirty feet the cuckold was
still alive and trying to crawl away.

Now worried that he might go to jail if his wife's lover lived to tell the police, Harold ran into the kitchen and pushed the refrigerator into the bedroom and out the window. He was so worked up, and the refrigerator was so heavy, that the effort of pushing it out the window gave poor Harold a heart attack, and he died.

When Harold arrived at the Pearly Gates, St. Peter asked Harold what had happened to him. Harold told his story, and Peter let him in. Soon there after a second guy showed up for admission to Heaven.

When St. Peter asked him why he was there, he said "I don't know what happened, I was a window cleaner. I was working on the fifth floor of an apartment building when my safety strap broke and I fell. I caught myself on the ledge of a 3rd floor apartment. Then somebody smashed my hands and made me fall to the sidewalk. I was stunned, but okay. The next thing I know, I look up and there is a refrigerator coming down at me ..." He too was allowed in.

It was not long before a third potential angel approached the gates. St. Peter asked the third guy, "What happened to you?" The guy said, "I don't know. I was sitting in this refrigerator minding my own business ..."

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Finding A Successor

Recently I got pretty addicted to the podcasts available on MrBrownShow. Not only are their podcasts funny (alright, most of them), they are also very close to heart, at least to the Singaporeans.

I just finished this podcast about a CEO wanting to find a successor for the "company". Well, it certainly doesn't sound very related to you. However, if you bother to listen throughout the podcast, you will see great connection between the "company" CEO and the Singapore government.

Sidetrack: For the foreigners who are not familiar with the work style of the Singapore government, you may find it hard to comprehend what the content of the podcast.



Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tony Robbins - An Empowernment Coach

Tony Robbins, one of my most aspired speaker of my life. Although I have not attended his seminar in person, YET, I have indeed invested majority of my time listening to many of his audio lessons and watched several of his seminars online.

And man, I can tell you he is one very inspiring figure. Up till now, the book which he wrote long time ago, Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within are still in print and the contents are still valid. Go to any of your local bookstores and verify it for yourself!

Although he hasn't been writing for a long time, however, his previous works are all evergreen, legal, sound and able to withstand the test of time. And talking about his work, I remembered I own both of his bestsellers, Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within.

However, a glance on my shelf, I can only see one. I have one of the book missing, Unlimited Power. That is one of the many reasons why I never really enjoy lending others my books.

Firstly, you never know if they read the book you lend them or are they just collecting dust. Secondly, you never know how they treat your book. How would you like pages to be falling out from them when you finally get them back? Thirdly, you never know if the book still exists or not?

And this particular incident proves my point. I believe I have lent someone the book long enough that I have already forgotten whom I have lent it to! And the person don't even seemed to have the courtesy to to let me know if s/he needs the book for a longer period of time or was the book already lost. As the time goes by, I think I could even forget about the existence of the book on my shelf! And that only accounts for one of my known missing books.

So, if you happen to have my books in your hands by any chances, please either return me my book/s or at least let me know they exists so I can make a note on that. Thanks in advance!

Well, enough of my blabbing. Now if you still do not know who this Anthony Robbins is and what he does to make him so successful, below are some videos for you to know him better.

I highly recommend that you spend some time listening to this guy and read some of his works. He really provides some valuable insights as to how you can better your life and also the lives of the people around you.

In fact, there is only a thin line between the happy people and the unhappy ones, the successful and wealthy people from the mediocre ones. And it is none other than knowledge! The successful and wealthy people have an abundance of knowledge on how to change their lives for the better. Even so, they recognize that the fact that the more they learn, the more you don't know. So have you starting learning now?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008



Wow! This is what I call BEAT BOX! That is so unbelievable and so unreal when you tell me there is only one person making all those sounds! Now, how in the world can he actually does that? Amazing... Really amazing!

Life Lesson #6

This post spells the last life lesson I have to share with you. Hopefully, throughout these 6 days of "intensive" and funny Ecourse, you are better equipped with the knowledge to survive and thrive in the society today. Also, don't forget to come back and post about your successes you have in implementing all those changes in your life. =D



A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.

Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.'

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.

After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?'

'It was Bob, the next-door neighbor,' she replies.

'Great!' the husband says. 'Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'

Moral of the story
:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Life Lesson #5

Presenting to you, the 5th and 2nd last important life lesson:



A little bird was flying south for the Winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and shit on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who sh*ts on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of sh*t is your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep sh*t, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Kid's Academic Results Sucks

What matters more? Your passion in life or the academic results shown on your report card?

Personally, I strongly believe that pursuing one's passions in life is always more crucial than achieving good academic results to "show off", although many parents in today's society will beg to differ.

To them, academic results is everything. It is what determines the type of job their child gets and the kind of lifestyle they live in the future. Passions or talents to most parents are just time wasters and if need be, pursued as hobbies, nothing more than that.

Many children's happy childhood days are replaced with tight schedules, going from one school to another to learn different skills which their parents deemed as essential for their future.

If you are already a parent or is planning to become one, think twice when you start making plans for your child's future.

Ask yourself if the route you planned really good for your child or are you simply trying to relive your life again in them? Are you requesting them to gain what you have missed in your life? For whose sake are you really concern more about? The lives of your children or the life of yours?

Your role in your children's life is not to plan everything for him or her. Rather, see yourself as a guide, to direct and lead them to the correct path, to aid them in finding for themselves the truth and to fulfill their own purpose in life.

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  • My teen came home with a poor report cart. How do I talk to her about it?
  • I want to praise my son for his recent grades but I don't want to go overboard. How should I handle it?
  • What do you say to a child who has a decent report card but you know they could do so much better?
  • These are just a few of the questions we have received in recent weeks via email, at workshops, or from clients. These parents, who place a high emphasis on grades, want to know what to say and how to talk to children about the grades and the comments teachers place on their report cards. To that end, we offer the following ten rules for talking to your children about grades.
    1. Begin early. Talk with your children about grades before report cards come out. Clearly define what you think about grades and what expectations you have for your children regarding grades from the beginning of their school experience. Don't wait until you hold a report card in your hands before you begin this important communication.
    2. Remember, your children are not their grades. Grades are only a partial reflection of who and what they really are, know, and are capable of becoming. Grades measure only what your child's particular school defines as smart. That narrow definition of intelligence does not measure emotional intelligence, spontaneity, integrity, trustworthiness, fortitude, sensitivity, creativity and a host of other important characteristics.
    3. Rewards are ineffective if a love of learning is your goal. Paying kids ten dollars for each A, treating them to ice cream if they bring home a good report card, or buying a new video game if they get on the honor role promotes only short-term results at best. What getting rewards for grades really teaches children is that you don't study so you can learn and grow, you study so you can get a treat or special concert tickets. You are teaching your children that learning is not the goal; grades are.
    4. Move up in consciousness before you move in with action. Take three deep breaths or count to ten before you say anything in response to a report card. Talk to yourself before you talk to the child. Remind yourself that he or she is not his or her grades. He is love and light, a child of God. Remember that what is, is. You cannot change these grades. They are what they are. It is where the child goes from here, what she does with the information that is on the report card, that is important. The next step is the only one that can be taken now. When you have all that in mind and you are emotionally under control, move to action using the following rules for discussing grades.
    5. Listen more than talk. When discussing a report card, ask lots of questions. Ask your child: How do you feel about these grades? What do you attribute them to? Were there any surprises on this report card for you? What are you most proud of? Are there any disappointments here for you? What is one goal you have for next time?
    6. Be descriptive rather than evaluative. Evaluative words like "good job," "excellent," "superb," "lousy," "pitiful," and "poor" are not helpful. Evaluation does not teach or give the child useful information. Describe what you see and leave the evaluation for the child. "Looks like you're a bit down from last time." "Two teachers mentioned missing assignments." Children who receive a positive report card need affirmation, not evaluation. Affirm what they have accomplished with descriptive comments. "I notice you went up in two classes." "Every one of your teachers said they enjoyed having you in class."
    7. Separate the deed from the doer. "I love you and I don't like this report card" helps the child see that it is the results you don't enjoy, not the person. Help your children see that they are not their report card. Likewise, stay away from comments such as, "I love you so much when you bring home a report card like this." This style of communication obviously tells the child that your love is linked to high grades, so if the grades go down so will your love.
    8. Focus on solution seeking. Dwelling on what you have defined as a problem brings negative energy to the situation and keeps you stuck in what is. Attention to solution seeking infuses the discussion with positive energy and helps you concentrate on moving things forward to a different ending. Fix the problem rather than fixing blame by searching for solutions.
    9. Punishments don't work. Consequences and natural outcome do. What are natural consequences of poor grades? Having a tutor work with you on Saturday mornings. Going to a learning specialist three days a week after school. Investing part of your summer retaking a class. Explain to your child that "opportunity equals responsibility." When the responsibility stays up (a satisfactory report card), so does the opportunity to choose your own activities on Saturday mornings. When the responsibility drops, so does the opportunity.
    10. Communicate positive expectations. One of the best things you can do for your children is to expect their success and communicate that to them. Use surprise talk when presented with a negative report card. "Wow. This is surprising," and "I never expected this" are ways to communicate that you hold higher expectations of them than the report card reflects. When they bring home a positive report card, use surprise talk in a different way. "Knowing you the way I do, this type of report doesn't surprise me." "This doesn't surprise me. Not after the way I have seen you study and prepare for tests. Congratulations."
    Report cards come home several times a year. You will have more than one opportunity to use these rules with your children. When you do use them, keep in mind that your relationship with your child is more important than anything written on their report card.

    About the Author:Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman are the authors of Teaching the Attraction Principle to Children: Practical Strategies for Parents and Teachers to Help Children Manifest a Better World. They are two of the world's foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. They publish a free monthly e-zine for parents. To sign up for it or to obtain more information about how they can help you or your group meet your parenting needs visit their website today: www.personalpowerpress.com

    Friday, July 11, 2008

    Life Lesson #4

    And today for your 4th life lesson. Oh, don't forget about the moral of the story. That's why I called it the life lesson. You can always learn something very valuable, even from such bullshit. Opps...



    A turkey was chatting with a bull. 'I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,' sighed the turkey, 'but I haven't got the energy.'

    'Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?' replied the bull. 'They're packed with nutrients.'

    The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.

    Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

    Moral of the story
    : Bull shit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

    Thursday, July 10, 2008

    Life Lesson #3

    Presenting to you, the 3rd life lesson:





    An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?'

    The eagle answered, 'Sure , why not.'

    So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

    Moral of the story
    : To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.


    Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    Life Lesson #2

    Here's your second life lesson. Learn this lesson well for you definitely need it when you go to work. Enjoy!




    A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out.

    The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.'


    'Me first! Me first!' says the Admin clerk. 'I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.' Puff! She's gone.

    'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.' Puff! He's gone.

    'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager.

    The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch.'

    Moral of the story
    : Always let your boss have the first say.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2008

    The Power of the Tao Te Ching - Work of LaoTsu

    Q: What is the Tao Te Ching?


    A: The Tao Te Ching is wisest, most influential book ever written. It was written 2,500 years ago, at the time of Confucius by a Chinese master named LaoTsu. The Tao offers a way of living with integrity. In fact, LaoTsu believed that people do not need rules' Just raise children to grow up and stay connected with the Tao.


    Q: Can you tell us more about the Tao?


    A: You can read it in an hour and a half. It contains 81 verses. Each of those 81 verses begins with living contentment and peace. When you live the Tao, you become peace, rather than talking about it. The Tao has no rules. The Tao does nothing but it leaves nothing undone -- It does not interfere. It allows and is constantly creating.


    Q: You grew up without a father, spending time in foster homes during your childhood. Yet you dedicated this book to him. Why?


    A: My father walked out on our family. I never saw him and have no memory of him. Living the Tao, I am able to extend love to him and thank him for being who he was. People do what they know how to do. I see now, it's all perfect.


    Q: How has writing this book changed your life?


    A: Two years ago, when I turned 65, I started on the Tao. I told my secretary to sell everything. The Tao teaches us to let go of things. Use and give everything away. I walked away from it. If you look at all your clothes, you'll find out that you only wear 20 percent of them. You just don’t wear 80 percent. Take what you have and don't use and circulate it. Give stuff to people who truly need it.


    Q: Why is trusting your intuition essential for living a happy life?



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    A: Intuition is getting closer to your source. It's God talking to you. You get more intuitive as you get closer to God. True happiness comes from knowing you are connected to insights so much bigger than your puny little ego. It's an inner knowing and vision that everyone has. You get to a point where you can totally rely on it. When I am talking to someone it will flash through my mind. Maybe that caller is in Nova Scotia or Wisconsin. I don’t know who he or she is. And I will ask that person about a name that has flashed through my mind. Intuition has never let me down. The people who are professional intuitives or are really good at reading those kinds of flashes and feelings.


    Q: What rules does the Tao offer for a happy life?


    A: The Tao has no rules. When you run your life by rules, you've left the Tao. It speaks of noninterference and nonviolence. You can't be a person of the Tao and have an enemy. Never use enemy and I in the same sentence. When you use violence to stop what you don't like, you create a new generation of people who are going to go after the people who bombed their parents' village. Every time you use force, you create a counterforce. Think about how you get rid of dandelions: You don't go out with a shovel and start smacking them because all of those fuzzballs go up into the air, creating more dandelions. violence begets more violence.


    Q: How can you live without laws and rules?


    A: We need to lead by an inner kind of law that connects us to the source of all things. We are all pieces of God. We have to find the highest place within ourselves that wants to give. The Tao says that Source wants us to allow things to be. You have to plant a seed and leave it alone. It was probably a lawyer who said that we're not a nation of people, we are a nation of laws. We are not a nation of rules. We are a species of beings who have a higher place within ourselves and a higher connection to the Source of all creation.


    Q: Can you give us an example?


    A: A lot of the Tao has to do with water. Water is the softest of all things, yet it is the most powerful. The ocean stays low because it patiently allows all things to flow into it. It is always flexible. You can't grasp it. The Tao is not about grasping but allowing, like water.


    Q: You are the father of 8 children, ages 17 -40,and grandfather of 5 kids. How can the Tao help us to be better parents?


    A: Catch them doing something right instead of doing something wrong. Remind them of their greatness on a daily basis. Constantly let them know you care about them. But you also have to let go. The term "enough is enough" is out of the Tao. As parents, you have to know when not to interfere with your children's lives. You have to know when to not push and let them make mistakes and make their own decisions. Involve your children in your passions and hobbies. We taught all of our children to meditate. We took them on walking meditations. They laughed but now they say it was one of the most important things in their life. Expose them to great ideas. Let them see you doing things you love. Then you will respect your children's passions as they grow.


    Q: You write that thoughts create reality. What do you mean?


    A: We are what we think about. If what we think about is what we don't like, then why are we surprised when what we don't like turns up in our life? If you think about all the things that are wrong in your relationship, then you will continue to attract what you don't like.... even what you don't like in yourself and in your children. You have to monitor what you think about. Peace makers never put their thoughts on what they don't want, only on what they intend to create and what they intend to manifest.


    Q: How does that work? It sounds bewildering.


    A: Excellent! Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment. The Tao says to stop trying to figure it all out and just be in a state of awe. Then how could you not love yourself? The best way to show love to God is by loving each other. When enough of us do that, we'll love everybody.


    Q: Isn't that naive?


    A: When you think from this perspective, on what's possible, then you always have hope. You always know that there is a way.


    Q: You mention God a lot. How are you so certain?


    A: Each person has trillions of cells, our planets are specks of energy. The sun is 93 million miles away. If it was 2 feet closer, we would burn up and if it was 2 feet further, we would freeze. You are part of that creative infinite organizing intelligence. The first 9 months of your life you turned everything over to God. You didn't worry about whether your kidneys would show up. And you showed up into the world, and you were turned over to people who said, "We'll take it from here." And that was your mistake. Your task is to know that God doesn't make mistakes. How could you believe that you are not worthy of yourself? You came out of that creative infinite organizing intelligence.


    Q: How can all this make me happy ?


    A: Stop looking for happiness. It's an inside job. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. When you have to choose between being kind and being right, it's always better to be kind.


    Laurie Nadel, Ph.D. hosts The Sixth Sense radio show on www.webtalkradio.net. She interviews exceptional individuals who are pioneers on the frontiers of consciousness. She is the author of Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power, a national bestseller.


    Monday, July 7, 2008

    Life Lesson # 1

    I recently got a email sent to me with regards to learning life lessons through amusing stories. I will be breaking down the 6 stories over a period of 6 days so that there will be sufficient time for you to absorb them and put them to use in life.

    To know and not to do is yet to know. So, make proper use of the knowledge that is being "bestowed" upon you. =D



    A priest offered a nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

    The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'

    The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.

    The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'

    The priest apologized, 'Sorry, Sister, but the flesh is weak.'

    Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

    On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'

    Moral of the story
    :
    If you are not well informed in your job, opportunities for advancement will pass right by you.

    Sunday, July 6, 2008

    Get A Lighter Touch From The S'pore Government

    Now, who says that Singaporeans are not creative? At least I know someone from Singapore who is damn creative and funny at the same time.

    Nope, I am not talking about myself. I am far from being creative. Neither am I funny.

    For those Singapore youngsters, Mr. Brown this name should be very familiar by now. For the sake of those who do not know him, he is a comedian on the web who create interesting and very funny podcasts to show his "dissatisfaction" for the Singapore government.

    In one of his many podcasts, Mr. Brown and his team joke about the government offering a lighter touch on the critics in the internet.

    As we all know, Singapore government is pretty stern on cracking down on people who tend to destroy the stability which we have all worked hard to built throughout all these years.

    And now, there on his website, TheMrBrownShow, he created another podcast to add in his 2cents worth of opinion on the issue.

    In fact, for most of the Singapore policies, the citizens' opinions are worth just 2cents to the government. Seldom will our opinions be put into consideration, thus don't need to dream them being put into action (Though the government often claimed that policies are created accordingly to the needs of the Singaporeans).

    Now, if you are looking for a way to help you relax and bring your long lost smiles back to your face, you may want to spend some time to listen to one of this podcasts here.

    Sidetrack: For those who are not Singaporean or is not familiar with the Singapore past history and happenings, you may find it difficult to understand and comprehend.



    Visit TheMrBrownShow for more creative and rib-tickling podcasts.

    Saturday, July 5, 2008

    Hancock. Is That A Cock Movie?

    Last Friday I went to watch Hancock in Jurong Point. Actually we went to buy the movie tickets quite late for we first went for a swim, had our dinner before we made our way over to the ticketing booth.

    First, upon our arrival, the ticketing booth area was crowded with so many people. I wonder if they were queuing for the tickets, for the food or were they just standing there waiting. Either way, I was quite turned off by the crowded scene for it would be quite long before I could get my tickets.

    Next, the Hancock the movie tickets were selling real fast. The earliest time for the movie was after 11pm and frankly speaking after the whole day of exercises and the digesting dinner in my stomach, I wasn't really keen to watch the movie anymore.

    When we discussing what movie to watch next, we were approached by a couple besides us asking us if we wanted to watch Hancock at 9:15pm, which was 15 mins before the movie started.

    According to them, they accidentally bought 6 tickets for 3 people. Yes, that sounded a bit duh, I know. I could hardly contain my laughter when I heard about that too. That aside, they offered us the tickets which surprisingly had a very good seating and at a cheaper price too, S$8 per ticket.

    That is to say, we got the movie tickets at a cheaper price and a good seating without the hassle of having to join the long queue. What's better was that we could just enter the cinema after our dinner having to do nothing at all. What could have been better? Lolx...

    The only thing was that the movie wasn't really very fantastic. The storyline wasn't very impressive, though there were lots of special effects.

    For those who have yet to watch the movie, that poses a warning. =D

    AJCAA - What's That?

    Well, it has been 4 years since I last stepped into Anderson Junior College after collecting my A Level results.

    I certainly have some memories about it. Some good, some bad. Which one more? Is that your business? :)

    I could remember what class I was in. Correct me if I am wrong, my first 3 months class is 14/01. After that, I moved to 10/01 after changing courses.

    Oh well, time really flies when you come back to your senses. 2001... eh wait! It seems like I have calculated wrongly! I didn't last stepped out from AJC 4 years ago. I stepped out from it 7 years ago!

    Oh my, oh my... I am getting old.

    Actually what caused me to think of AJC again after so many years is not because of the friends there or the memories there. It is a group of enthusiastic people who created this AJCAA, acronym for Anderson Junior College Alumni Association. How interesting!

    I never knew that such an alumni existed. Neither did I know that there were so many activities organize before that.

    They had night cycling, meet-the-folks-sessions and the latest is the TOUCH community where you pay to participate in a marathon for a worthy purpose. Well, keep fit and pay back to the society. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

    I believe anyone can participate in the charity run. Therefore, if you have nothing to do on 3rd August 2008, you may want to go there, have a run and destress yourself. A good opportunity to network with other people too.

    For more information, you may want to go over to AJCAA website and post your comments over there. Someone will aid you in that, I hope!

    Friday, July 4, 2008

    When Did We Learn To Judge People?

    Since when did we learn to judge others? Since when did we all come to an agreement that being too fat, too thin, too ugly, too pretty or too bimbo is a bad thing?

    Everyone comes to this world with a purpose to serve, lives to inspire and motivate. However, since when did we learn not to live our purpose of inspiring, motivating and bringing joy, fun and laughter to others. Instead, we indulge ourselves in judging others' appearance, behaviors and actions, labeling them for what they do and what they look like rather than truly recognizing them as what they are.

    Think about the kinds of words you tend to use on others? Are they words like "kind", "good", "caring", "inspiring", "motivating", "clever" etc? Or are the words like "idiotic", "stupid", "unkind", "uncaring", "crazy", "inconsiderate" etc.

    Now, telling one to put aside his or her judgment and not label others as what they do or what they look like may really prove to be a difficult task to accomplish. After all, we live in a world of contrast. Where there is light, there is darkness. Where there is good, there will always be bad. We humans are just so conditioned to compare and contrast the things around us.

    Therefore, rather than trying not judge the people, things or circumstances around us, what we can accomplish more easily is to either pass better judgments or withhold our judgments to a later date.

    Judge what the person does and not what the person is. Our past doesn't determine who we are. Neither are our actions a good gauge for measuring who we truly are. "That is such a uncaring act." or "That isn't a clever move." is a better and more accurate judgment than "That person is so uncaring!" or "Is that person born retarded or what?"

    Are we really so different from the people whom we dislike so much? Is there no similaritie between us and those people at all? Oftentimes, we are quick to distinguish and separate ourselves from the people we don't like, claiming that we are people from two different worlds. However, when you look carefully, the type of people whom you interact with are often the people most similar to you in some ways.

    Therefore, think twice when you judge a person next time, for you will not know, you are actually judging yourself too.

    Stop passing hurtful judgment to others and you will find yourself being judged less harshly next time. Contrary to the popular belief, for things to change, it is you who must change, not others.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008

    The Quickest Way to Find Love Is to Give Love

    And the easiest way to lose love is to hold on to it tightly. Surely, life doesn't aways give what you want. However, what you have experienced or missed earlier on in your life is to allow to grow as to be ready to receive better prizes in the future.

    Have you encounter people who always shut love out of their lives, claiming that they can live better without love meddling into their lives or are constantly complaining that true love is always hard to come by.

    "If you think you can, or cannot, you are right!". The wise words from Henry Ford. If you look back into your life, you will get to recognize the fact that the outcomes of your present life is none other than the consequences of the choices you made earlier on in your life.

    Your beliefs, principles and values you hold in your life determines the choices you made which in turn decides what the outcome of your life it will be.

    Thus, the easiest way to change the outcome of your life is to simply change your belief. Well, I did say it is simple, however, I never said it is easy. Imagine changing a belief which you hold onto so tightly since you were young till now. How easy is it to change it?

    As hard as it may be, it is not impossible. To keep doing what you did on the same thing and expecting a different result is pure insanity.

    Therefore, if you find yourself not getting the amount of love you desire or not having the type of friendship or romance partner you are asking for, start delving into your own beliefs and pick out those which are working against your desires and work towards changing them.

    Every experiences in your life have their own purposes to serve. Lament not what things which have been taken away from you. Rather, anticipate what good things are to come after this.

    Personally, I think it is never fair to judge the situation at that moment. Rather, leave your judgment to a later part of your life then decide if the prize you receive now is worth the wait and sacrifices or not.

    At least, up to this point of my life, I am truly grateful for everything, good or bad that happened to me. For it is those experiences that mold the today me.

    Want to see better outcome in your life? Then start to make better choices! Why complicate such a simple stuff?

    Do you have someone who Understands!

    A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read
    "Puppies For Sale." Signs like that have a way of attracting
    small children, and sure enough, a little boy appeared under
    the store owner's sign. "How much are you going to sell the
    puppies for?" he asked.

    Silva Life System - Achieve the Life of Your DreamsThe store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
    The little boy reached in his pocket and pulled out some
    change. "I have $2.37," he said. "Can I please look at
    them?"

    The store owner smiled and whistled and out of the kennel
    came Lady, who ran down the aisle of his store followed by
    five teeny, tiny balls of fur. One puppy was lagging
    considerably behind. Immediately the little boy singled out
    the lagging, limping puppy and said, "What's wrong with that little dog?"

    The store owner explained that the veterinarian had examined
    the little puppy and had discovered it didn't have a hip
    socket. It would always limp. It would always be lame. The
    little boy became excited. "That is the puppy that I want to
    buy."

    The store owner said, "No, you don't want to buy that little
    dog. If you really want him, I'll just give him to you."

    The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the
    store owner's eyes, pointing his finger, and said, "I don't
    want you to give him to me. That little dog is worth every
    bit as much as all the other dogs and I'll pay full price.
    In fact, I'll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until
    I have him paid for."

    The store owner countered, "You really don't want to buy
    this little dog. He is never going to be able to run and
    jump and play with you like the other puppies."

    To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up
    his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg
    supported by a big metal brace.

    He looked up at the store owner and softly replied, "Well, I don't run so well myself,
    and the little puppy will need someone who understands!"

    Like the little puppy with a missing hip socket, regardless of what sort of "limitations" you may possess, you deserves every, single moment in this world, the right to living your life to the fullest.

    Limitations are never meant to limit you unless you let them be. It is just a matter of which one does you treasure more? Your dreams and goals in life or your limitations?