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Too late… I need a new underpant :)

August 27, 2010 Leave a comment

I always enjoy the way Thai people do their commerical… make u remember it very well… Enjoy

Categories: youtube

Liu Wei – Armless Pianist, Do it anyway – Mother Teresa

August 23, 2010 1 comment

I saw this clip over the fb update of some of my friends… I admired his courage to live on his life instead of giving it up. At the tender age of 10, he lost his arms through an accident…

At first he was at a lost, how he is able to eat without his hands… his mom told him, he had to learn to eat on his own coz when they are gone there will be no one there to help him. Hence through his adversity he overcome his own inability. He used his legs instead.

Later on, he picked up piano when he was 19 due to his interest… after that enter the show to show the world that he can still play the piano without his hands.

I like what he mentioned… he got two choices either to die due to his misfortunate or live his life to the fullest. He chose the latter. I felt encouraged as well as touched by his determination and courage.

One of the judges said that he didn’t complain or allow about his circumstances to stop him from living life. I agreed with the judge fully.

I looked at my own life and have to be honest, sometimes I do complain about things from time to time… I need to remind myself and others that complain get us nowhere… instead it brings us bitterness, anger, discontentment, etc…

Instead of complaining of life, I ought to see life in a different light… I have a complete functional body, a roof over my head, enough money to spend, a job, a loving family, etc. I need to appreciate life as it is…

I need to take charged of my life… if things can take action I will do it… not blaming others for my adversity, hate myself for its circumstances, etc.

I love Mother Teresa’s quote.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

-this version is credited to Mother Teresa

Categories: Life, Reflection, youtube

Beating Busyness #1

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Today’s bible study chapt 1 – An Easy Yoke?

28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matt 11:28-30

These verses are unfamiliar verses to me… I heard and read it all the times when people encourage those who are weary and burdened to claim these verses… Seriously, do everyone of us truly understand what the bible talk about this…

We usually focus on v.28 that Jesus will give you rest… and forget about the rest of the following two verses that talk about taking Jesus’ yoke… learn from Jesus… in actual fact, our yokes are still with us… the life struggles, financial burdens, family commitment, BGR, etc just to name a few… we felt overwhelmed by life’s demands… we felt like giving it all up…

Jesus offered us an alternative… a solution. Our yokes don’t automatically disappear, Jesus wants us to focus our attention upon him. The more we look at our burdens, the more we felt that we cannot bear with all these. He wants to draw our attention away from the burdens and instead focus upon him.

In an agriculture system, when the farmer wants to train a young calf walk straight and in the correct pace… he would have a yoke place the older, trained cow with the plow on one side, the young calf will be place on the other side of the plow… Most of the weight will be on the older cow, if the young calf decide to walk faster or slower, it will feel the weight upon its shoulder. Same when it decides to move left or right, it will feel the weight… so after awhile the younger calf learnt that in order not to have all the weight onto its shoulder he will follow the pace of the older cow and it will be able to walk straight.

Same when we come to sharing the yoke with Jesus, when we run faster or slower than Jesus, we will not understand what He has install for us. If we go left and right… we will get distracted and will not go straight to the plan that Jesus has install for us as well… Thus we need to run alongside with Jesus to understand what he has for us… he is gentle and humble in heart to teach to in his distance… then will we find rest in whatever we are doing… we will not be doing things that waste our energy or too slow to miss out what he wants to teach us. Then will we do the right thing that will not consume our energy and find time to rest.

We can still find rest in God in the midst of our busyness… the problem lies when we are weary or burdened do we seek refuge in God.

In one of the exercise, we were suppose to write out our time block that occupy our time.

My weekday is as follows:

Work : 8 -12hrs
Sleep : 6-7hrs
Exercise : 1/2hr
Family : 3hrs
Friends : 1hr
Travel : 2hrs
Self/QT : 2hrs

I need the Self time to keep me sane… coz this is the time, I think, reflect, journal, pray to God, etc. It is my personal time when I can re-organised myself… without this Self time… I think everything will become a mess… I try to have this time on a daily basis so that I can retreat and regain my energy to do the rest of the things… I find this time extremely useful.

Categories: Life, Me, Work