Friday, December 9, 2011

Our Fate As We Know It


Is this the world we live in, which is so unpredictable and so ever-changing? Nothing will come to us and tell what's gonna happen next, tomorrow, next year, whatsoever. We wouldn't know the moment we open our eyes and it seems dark, lost...

Things change, people change, the weather changes, almost everything we know would change, but the world doesn't change. It's the same ole world we're living in. The world of uncertainty, of doubtfulness and haziness, which, made us all seemed so unconscious about the things going on around us.

I was sitting on the comfy chair looking at the sweaty people moving crates up and down of the truck, while carefree people chill out at classy bistros, iPhones and Blackberrys on their tables, jewelries illuminated under the luminous light, chatters non stop. Unfair is the word. But it all reflects back to fate. Fate itself plays a role in whether you will succeed, or fail, or just live the life, let it be a luxury one, or one full of miseries. The book Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell, tells us why do the most famous people, like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many more, succeed in their lives, starting from nothing to becoming a billionaire.

Let me put it this way. There are thousands and millions of people in this world who have talents. In fact, everyone has their own talent. We are all equally good in someways, at least. But why? Why is it that the only one in the million would succeed? Say, Steve Jobs, he is from a middle-class family, but what made him a figure that everyone praises? Of course, talent itself can't make it without the effort, the hard work, the determination. But what's more is that, as the book Outliers says, plenty of opportunities are given to them. They may start with just a penny, but more and more people are willing to give that opportunity to those "lucky ones", and opportunities stack higher and higher, and made them what we admire today, inventors, re-inventors, billionaires, revolutionary peoples...

That's all I could say. Fate is fate. It controls our lives, it controls what we would be in the future. If you stay stay low, you'll be forever low. If you are low, but lucky enough to be given opportunities, you'll fly higher. If you're a high-flyer, you'll always remain the same. And that all, is fate.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Irrationalities in a day



I will just have to keep on whining!

It is depressing sometimes, when you know it's not gonna be a good day, and you forcibly just wanna make something out of it. Then, what next? your coffee wouldn't taste any better... Your computer will act like a retard... You spill your coffee, and your computer goes nuts.

I'm not being negative or nothing. I'm just wondering why things get worse when it is already at its worst... It's called the law of attraction.

I came to get to know a friend, a new one, in college. She told me how she would do her tests. She will think nothing but just do the test, and only hoping for a pass. Is this how we should behave? Yes. The answer is obviously printed on the book "The Upside of Irrationality". That is why you should read this book, coz I'm not gonna explain and tell everything...

But, basically, it's just about the theory of: Higher incentives doesn't mean better outputs, in turn, it will lead to worsen situations...

So I guess I gave enough picture of what it might be. Imagine you're sitting for a test. You are constantly thinking of what if you don't pass. You are panicking. And all those pressures will take you into a world with so-called, failure. Why? You can't concentrate I guess...

And, this is why my day didn't go well today. First I hanged out with my friend, which didn't go quite well, then had some quarrels with ... (decided to keep it anonymous), then my caffè mocha from Starbucks tastes like coffee ain't coffee, and chocolate ain't chocolate. Know what I mean?

I guess it's time to end it here. See ya'll later! Cheers!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guess what? College

Officially, tragically but awesomely, I'm in college! It is where you go after high school. This is where you do not have to wear "ugly" school uniforms but just dress casually as you would when hanging out with friends. This is where freedom will show up in dictionaries (really?). This is where you could text your friends even when you're in class. This is where the teachers (oops, should be lecturers) do not care if you're listening. They wouldn't stop halfway and shout at you. And mainly, this is where you study for pre-U's, undergraduates and so on.

So, I'm actually blogging from my laptop in the campus library (like, who cares!). ;-)

First week of ADP (FYI, it stands for American Degree Program if you don't know) is already tiring. You know, I still can't cope with the waking-up-early-in-the-morning life. That's because most of my classes start early in the morning like 8AM, then I'll have a few hours break in between, which I will spend time wandering around the city, and ends late in the evening.


And I'm recently reading this book "The Upside of Irrationality". It's a nice book, though I've not finished with it yet. Check it out! 

Cheers!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Life's Good, As Always...


Haven't been blogging for almost a quarter of the year (not really, two months actually), and I've been enjoying life to the max! before college starts. Oh COLLEGE. 

Some guy asked me: "What do you think about life?" during vacation in Thailand, I actually struggled to answer. But, that was about a year ago. Now, if someone were to ask me this question again, I wouldn't hesitate no more but say "LIFE'S GOOD!".

BUT, isn't it a little too un-professional to just say "LIFE'S GOOD!"? Well, I shortened my whole essay actually, into this phrase. Read on.

I think my life is unpredictable, but only if I don't plan! I think my life is dull, only if I don't care to color it! I think my life is awful, only if I don't want it to be perfect! I think my life sucks, only if I think it really sucks! I think my life... and it goes on and on...

This is what average people might say, if I'm right. But me, my life ROCKS!!!

I learned to appreciate everything I have, everything I once had and everything I will have. I learned that life goes on like how I control my thoughts. I practiced to be thankful, to anything. I learned to be grateful and appreciate life, love life and live my life. I knew that God made us all perfect and want us to be from birth to death. And this is what I'd always told myself: "LIFE'S GOOD!".


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

quote of da day #24: To be happy is to free oneself


In every part and corner of our life,
to lose oneself is to be the gainer;
to forget oneself is to be happy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

quote of da day #23: A Special Moment



Sometimes, old is better than new,
And it works for everything;

Sometimes, letting go is to free oneself,
Rather than faking a smile to be existing;

Sometimes, it is better to be hurt,
Than that you know nothing at all;

Sometimes, be grateful for what you've got,
And give your very face the most genuine beam of all.






Thursday, March 24, 2011

quote of da day #22: Manifesting Our Very Souls


Think truly, and thy thoughts
shall the world's famine feed

Speak truly, and each word of thine
shall be a fruitful seed

Live truly, and thy life
shall be a great and noble creed

- Horatio Bonar, (1808-1889)

Monday, March 21, 2011

A is for Awesome

Our class can be said the most AWESOME of the 11th grade. What is it so awesome bout my class? You'll never imagine when it comes to sexism. Well, we don't actually practice that! Technically, just arguing over some irrelevant stuff during English class. Boys will be arguing with the girls, and the teacher s there to, I don't know, participate? Sometimes, the teacher do join in the "conversation" and it'll go all the way...

It's just some small misunderstanding in some passage, then here goes the argument. How pathetic! But, at the same time, that's cool, as in wasting time, coz, seriously, English class is BORING!

I could never ever ever describe my class, as well as the classmates, when I were to write a descriptive piece. I don't know which or how the adjectives should be used. That's just weird...
They're just weird! You wouldn't know what , or not even wanna know what they're thinking!

I know, 11A s like the best class in school! But, anyone ever wondered how "abnormal" they could be? Just as weird as a... I don't know!

In the morning, everyone'll be like sleepy, tired, and all, and in the noon, hyperactive is the issue. Then, when school ends, bull-crapping, fist-fighting and chit-chatting all the way to the corridor! AWESOME! That made me wanna take some candid photos too!

But, overall, what I could say is, everyone has their own LIFE. I can't be commenting too much. Awesome is just awesome, and I like the way it is, now and forever!

Hasta la vista!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Power of Madonna

1.0 x 10 Madonna

A Glee album. LOL thought of sharing this. Check it out! Songs are kinda nice :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bonne Saint Valentin!



- Robert Heinlein, writer


Il n'est rien de réel que le rêve et l'amour

- Anna de Noailles




Happy Valentine's, singles, couples and the married...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

quote of da day #21: Friendship

FRIENDS
"...are as companions on a journey, who
ought to aid each other to preserve in
the road to a happier life."

- Pythagoras
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ps: Hey, it's Friendship Week on SA! Vote on the poll now!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

quote of da day #20: Relationships


"There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart.
It is the common fiber of life, the flame
that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and
supplies passion to our lives."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Art of Being Passionate


Albert Einstein became a Physicist because he had a passion for sciences; Michael Jackson had a passion for dancing, and that's where his "moonwalk" dance came into picture. Even Scotland's Susan Boyle had a passion for singing, and that she became a star in no time!

See, there are lots of people around the world, doing what they're passionate to, becoming successful and famous. Have you ever wondered why Bill Gates became a billionaire? Yes, and that's, too, his passion towards inventing those great stuff we're using now days. Speaking of great inventions, Steve Jobs has it all! He has a passion to invent such "revolutionary" technologies, the iPhone, and, predominantly, the iPad, which has recently conquered and broke the records of so many years of IT! What's more impressive is the world's most powerful, most advanced OS! And, have you ever wondered how these things came into the world? Yes, and it's all about Passion!

When it comes to us, especially when at the age where we have to make our own decisions, like planning to take the Sciences or the Business, or the Arts. We tend to be over-proud of yourself and wants to be as smart as the straight A's students, taking the Sciences. But have you ever had a thought about your passion? What you love to study, or love to be? Well, you may had thought about it, that maybe Sciences is what you like, but many are still into the "you-take-I-take" kinda way. When it comes to practically studying those subjects, you'll be like "why on Earth did I choose Sciences?"

It's better to now it when young than realizing and regret when you are in the REAL WORLD. Passion is something personal, something you can't share or follow other's. It's somehow PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL. It's your love to something, like your love to iPhones. It's your choice of life, sometimes. It will change you forever. And it's YOUR PASSION.

Passion makes the world go round...
So, what's your passion?

"When you realize how perfect everything is,
you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."

- Buddha, spiritual teacher

Cheers,
darren

quote of da day #19: Passion


"...makes the world go round."

Ice T - hip-hop singer, actor

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Your Luck and Mine



Happy New Year to y'all! My new year has been a RUSH rather than like usual, going around Malaysia getting RED PACKETS... Firstly, I have my Trials for IGSCE like three days after the New Year, which is really depressing! Secondly, I'm silly enough to go on a four-days trip to Hong Kong with mom and dad, two nasty sisters. Thirdly, there's just not enough time for me to settle down and get prepared for Trials. This is the issue, which made me feel, as well as, look tired, if that's what my friends told me.

Phew... Lucky me, I got through my three papers! Math P2, Economics and ICT which were all QUITE easy for me. But, there's something even more DEPRESSING! I got three cuts, though one is not considered a cut, on my hands! One each day! Holy CRAP! An unknown cut on my right wrist, one little burned mark on my right wrist, too, burned by the oven btw, and just got a cut today on my left arm. What on Earth is this?!

Luck doesn't follow you for the rest of your life... This is what I get when I lack of GOOD LUCK.
Chinese New Year is all about LUCK, right? Or it could also be FORTUNE, but most likely to be luck, you'll only have good fortune when luck comes... Btw, there's one thing... I felt like a small kid back in those days when i visited Hong Kong Disneyland this Spring. LOL


Cheers, and get lots of Hongbaos, lots of LUCK,
darren

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ugly Emotions, Bad Vibes

The world around us, it seems so big, so powerful and magnificent;
but it is small, in the perspective of the Universe.
The people around us, there are billions of them;
but they are something small, something more fragile,
almost invisible, too,
in the perspective of the Universe.



It is so depressing when you get bad vibes from your surrounding, like when people tend to be arguing, quarreling over a small matters. They show their ignorant emotions, or vibes, spreading out in every direction, affecting others, each and everyone in that limit receives that vibe and becomes as moody as they were. They'll just continue shouting at each other, whatever bad stuffs they can think of. Annoyed and frustrating, right?

The world can be that tiny from a view from, say, Jupiter! And why not a small matter, if they're arguing on money, in that case, a $1,000 can be nothing at all! Sometimes, you'll just have to zoom-out from your situation, look at things differently, hoping that the one who had just, maybe used up the $1,000 on something not worth it, like buying some video games instead of books, would apologize; despite of that, parents tend to shout at children, asking why they'd use up the money that fast, guilting them in public, spreading unwanted, bad vibes and all...

It is so wrong, bad to say, get rid of such stupidity! There are no benefits to anyone when blurting out these vibes. You would not feel better, would you? But, of course, in another scenario, the one who used up the $ 1,000 should not be the one who started this fight! He/she should learn to be honest, be grateful in some way, not picking arguments suddenly!

Well, we can't really control those vibes people give out, right? So, what's wise to do is, just control yourself, zoom-out yourself. Imagine you're in Jupiter or Saturn, looking at the Earth, then look at yourself in the limit, analyze those problems you are having, think about em in a different perspective, let it be free! And that's all! Remember, everything you see, or you own, is just completely invisible from the Universe.

"Learn to forgive. Let every vibe of yours be positive..."

Cheers with lots of vibes,
darren