Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Meaningful Event

It is another visit after the Jan'10 to welfare home, Ti-Ratana. This is located at Salak South Bahru in Desa Petaling. I am surprise to see an organised and big place of welfare home, which is taking care of kids, old folks and people whom needed help. Also, I am glad to see the friends whom went for the first visit last month. There are many new faces joined us too. Although we do not have chance to talk or say hi but our objectives are the same. I do hope that our group will grow and able to lend our hand to people whom really need our assistance.

Well, thanks to facebook in order for us to share the updates and plan for such event.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Our Present Life

I read something on Joey Yap blog and I find it is very meaning. Normally, I do not read about Feng Sui and I don't really believe in it. Somehow, I got this enthusiasm to search for his website and started reading his blog. It is all so sudden and coincident. I started to realise that what no matter what action or decision we made, there must be a reason behind it. So, lets read on to see if you could reflect anything by yourself:

This is what I've read:

“I want to know about the future because I’m a man.” the camel driver had said to the seer, “And men always live their lives based on the future.” The seer was a specialist in the casting of twigs; he threw on the ground, and made interpretations based on how they fell. That day, he didn’t make a cast. He wrapped the twigs in a piece of cloth and put them back in his bag.

” I make my living forecasting the future for people,” he said. “I know the science of the twigs, and I know how to use them to penetrate to the place where all is written. There, I can read the past, discover what has already been forgotten, and understand the omens that are here in the present.

When people consult me, it’s not that I’m reading the future, I am guessing at the future. The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances. How do I guess at the future? Based on the omens of the present.

The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better…

The camel driver had asked what the circumstances were under which God would allow him to see the future. “Only when he, himself reveals it … it is for only one reason: it’s a future that was written so as to be altered.”.

Think and reflect for yourself as I will not tell you what I think of this short scenario. Let's our creativity overwhelm our mind and see what we have gone through. Think of our present and hopefully, we can see our future more clearly. Enjoy mates :P

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A meaningful trip to Kuala Kubu Bharu

On the 10th Jan'10, me and wife have kicked start the year to participate in a charity event organised by friends whom we got from another friends, and thanks to FB, we are able to make meet online to disseminate the information about this event. Me and my wife always look forward to join such events and make some contribution (although not much we can afford).

We went to this place called "Taman Sinar Harapan". The have many people whom in need of help from us, the normal one. A picture is always easier to explain what I mean here. These are only a few of them whom able to move and walk around the place. There are many more whom we cannot have them taking group photos with us because they cannot walk, cannot talk, don't know why they are here and don't even know how long they have to be here.

It is shocking and sad to see that there are people who are suffering at one corner of our world but yet, we did not realise it and still complaint about our life. I really cannot imagine if I am in such a situation. To them, may be it is better that they don't know anything or I would say, free from all the problems and issues of life. But that doesn't mean they are painless. Once you see the environment there and the passion of the staffs taking care of our unfortunate fellows, you will then feel so lucky. Lucky for having everything you have now and the past experience that you have gone through. It is 100 times more meaning and better than these fellows.

Come to think about it, why do we still need to complaint so much? Human nature is so difficult to understand. Here I am writing something about good practices of life but yet, I have to admit that I do complaints and still I will complaints. But I know I am now able to refine my complaint, to tell myself that I have to work harder, and earn more money, so that I can share my success with people who needs help. People who are "unable" to work hard and earn money, people who really need the support from others and care for them. We may not able to do anything alone, but with collective action, "impossible is nothing" (yeah..I know, it is Adidas tagline). So, don't waste our time anymore, "just do it" (yes yes..its Nike, so what?).

Thank you to a group of friends whom allowed us to join the event and hope that there will be more to come for years :P

Friday, January 8, 2010

Creative Language

What are the common words you see when you read a restaurant menu? This is something very interesting and me and my friend has to "PAUSE" and think a while before we can understand the rationale of it.

Look at the title/header for the list of food you can order, which cost you RM5.90. You will see the word "Speculation".

At first, I was really shocked to see such a word here and best part is, it is the header for a list of fried and hot work foods. Uncle Ben is really creative, he really make us pause and confuse. Then, I came to think about "direct Chinese translation". For fried, we pronounce it as "Chow" or "Chao" in Cantonese. The term "Chao" in Cantonese also share market speculation, such as trading in stock exchange market. Got it?

So, I guess Uncle Ben is a professional speculator and he has leverage his skills in the business and bring it further to the wok!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

PCK Pte Ltd in KL

Guess who I saw in Times Square this week? The all time famous Phua Chu Kang.
Check out the classic yellow boots....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Old advise but works forever

I found this very relevant to us as a reminder. We tend to forget the principles of economics when we move on in our life. Every time when we have a bit of spare money, we always think of how to utilise it to the maximum capacity. What we do not realise is that when we think we are a smart consumer, we end up being a poor decision maker.

Read on for the advise from Warren Buffet:

I invite you to tap into the financial wisdom of our elders along with me, and become financially wiser.
> Hard work : All hard work brings profit; but mere talk leads only to poverty.
> Laziness : Sleeping lobster is carried away by the water current.
> Earnings : Never depend on a single source of income.
> Spending : If you buy things you don't need, you'll soon sell things you need.
> Savings : Don't save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving.
> Accounting : It's no use carrying an umbrella, if your shoes are leaking.
> Auditing : Beware of little expenses; a small leak can sink a large ship.
> Risk-taking : Never test the depth of the river with both feet.
> Investment : Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Lets have a wonderful and fruitful year ahead of 2010!!!