Monday, May 25, 2009

a handbook..

I think this is good to share with everyone.. I post it here because i thought it's always good to remind myself of the important things in life while sharing it with others..

A handbook for each and every year indeed !


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy..
5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2008.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.


11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy
in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18.. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past.
That will ruin your present happiness.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum
that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learnwill last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Productive & Useful

Saturday is good. Saturday is great. Bcos I really get to sleeeeeeeeep at home. It has been a hectic week for me.

I have been struggling my time with a contract job from a leasing company and my writings for the proceedings for the upcoming conference. It wasn’t easy fitting everything at a time perfectly but I have no choice. I need to have money coming in every month, and at the same time I need to get my thesis work done. I know I can always get money from my family, even my boyfriend doesn’t mind helping me with the car monthly installment. But I have been independent since day one so I think it would be exactly ‘my way of dealing things’ to handle everything on my own without relying on others. Besides, people my age has started earning and I think it would be pretty much embarrassing for me to rely on my family.

My ‘working’ life is basically from 9am-12am. I will go to the office in the morning and come back home for my favourite TV drama at 6pm then I’ll start my thesis work from 7.30pm till its time for bed. It has been very tiring but I like it. Like T, I want to be productive and useful no matter what I do. I know I should have not gone for the contract job since my thesis work is the priority but there are times my thesis work make me feel so hopeless. It wasn’t just about the money for me. This contract job is the only thing that makes me feel useful and worthy. Everyday, I go home with a new hope and a fresh mind to start my work though physically I am already worn out.

Hopefully, things will go well for me and I am looking forward to see what I could do everyday to make life a meaningful one for me. I am not gonna let any single minute to go wasteful with complains and empty talks. This contract job I am doing is also a starting point for me which will be an extra valuable input on my resume.

I remembered my cousin sister told me, every job is the same, the only difference is whether you enjoy doing it or not. Since I enjoy doing what I am doing, I think I am going to continue being useful until I meet the end point of my master life. Being a Libran is always about balance. For me, it’s about doing something that makes me feel useful, while fulfilling my responsibilities which always make me feel emotionally haggard. Whatever it is, at the end of the day, I know I have done a great job making my life significant in my own useful way.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Gym Brat

One way to handle stress is to exercise more. So I am going to take that advice.

After a recommendation from a friend’s colleague, yesterday I paid a visit to Celebrity Fitness in One Utama. We got our 7-days trial and the environment was fun though I expected it to be bigger.

The Gym I visited yesterday

I was not interested in losing weight, just body toning since my fats started to bulge out from my jeans. Worse still, I had to struggle to fit into my jeans of size 25. I used to be size 24 when I was 22 years old, and I expanded to size 25 two years later, and now I am size 26. I was even surprised after finding out that i gained 3kg in these few weeks. I know it’s not really big but I can’t afford to throw away all my levi’s jeans and buy a new one. Even giving it away is such a waste. I loathe it.

My cousin brother’s business card which was given by my mom last week was initially resting on my working table. Erick is one of the sales consultant in this gym located near KL Sentral. So I decided to call him today to find out about the GYM membership. I thought it was a private or less remarkable gym since I never heard of it. He told me about a minimum 6 month contract so I was interested for a free trial. After speaking to him, I googled the gym and guess what I found out? They got great lightings with Hi-tech exercise machines. They even have rock climbing in the middle of the gym center.

The Gym

I was more enthused when I saw some good outlooks about the place from a forum online. Well, my priority is to lose some unnecessary fats around my waist, my thigh and hips to have a proportionate figure. Not to get guys to whistle on my body. It’s just for my own satisfaction and comfort.

So I am going to see my cousin and try out the place today. Hopefully my searching is over and I can have a constant exercise for body toning at the right gym.

Finally, that T-shirt with a statement of “GYM BRAT” fits the right place.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

after effect

dang, i was close to bursting..
too demanding family, too many things to do, too many tasks given to me and too little time...

I need a holiday or at least few extra hours per day to settle everything...

I struggled like mad to motivate myself to start my work after 2 weeks having an off mode from my work to entertain family's request.

Because of that 2 weeks off, I have about 2 weeks of work to catch up. Im starting to have acne problems now.

I need to relax.

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