Thursday, November 29, 2012

Crossing over to the dark side

Today I embraced change and I prayed the serenity prayer.

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Goodbye my faithful one,
Be good to me o new phone,

Oh how I miss you so dear nokia,

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Value of time

To know the value of one year, ask the student who failed the final exam

To know the value of one month, ask the mother of a premature baby

To know the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly news magazine

To know the value of one day, ask the wage earner who has six children

To know the value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet

To know the value of one minute, ask the person who missed the plane

To know the value of one second, ask the person who survived the accident

To know the value of one millisecond, ask the Olympic silver medallist

For myself, I've only experienced the value of time in terms of weeks, days, hour and minute. Ask yourself, how much do you value your time?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Timely Reminders

This is a story of an independent ninety two year old lady who was moving into a nursing home. Since she was legally blind and her husband of seventy years had passes away, the move was her only option. She waited in the lobby of the facility for a long time before finally being told that her room was ready. As she was escorted down the corridor, her attendant described the room, down to the curtain hung on the windows.

" I love it," the elderly enthused.
"But you haven't seen the room yet. Just wait," the attendant responded.

"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied.

"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged. It's how I arrange my mind. "

Appreciation isn't a matter of taste or sophistication. It's a matter of perspective. Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. The place to start is with the little things.

If you can learn to appreciate and be grateful for them, you'll appreciate the big things as well as everything in between.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Yaya papaya

Collected another tomato plant from my prof this week.I think i'm going to kill it because i accidentally plucked out one of the roots of the plant @.@
Tomato plant

 Look at the papaya seeds before i dried them under the sun

 After a few days

And only a few was totally dried. The seeds really look wet but actually they are not. It's some protective layer on them. Yum Yum papayaa!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My new job - Hall Farmer

Nobody seems to be excited when i told them I started a new farm at my place. Even e seems to ignore my request when i ask her to visit my farm even though it is just behind my room :( I was even stared like a burglar when I was arranging my plants behind my room by 4 girls. Oh well, a farmer got to do what a farmer got to do. Keep planting!! :D 

Let me share with you some pictures. 

Tadaa!! my little farm :D 

 Chilli plant in pokeball

Papaya plant

Truth is I didn't really plant them, someone else did. All i've got to do now is to keep them alive. I'll probably add more chilli plants on my own if they are a success. Going to add some of my super organic worm castings too to get huge fruits from them. yum yum. 

Training myself to be a future farmer and feed the world. On second thoughts, maybe feed myself first :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

One inch wide, One mile deep

I bombed my last weekend attending the Asia Internet Conference (AIC) together with my friend. What struck me throughout the conference was probably this, one inch wide, one mile deep.

We probably don't need to be a guru in everything but just one thing. It applies to every athlete in the Olympics. Just look at Usian Bolt, he just focuses on short distance sprints. In his case, he's a little special because he's currently the 100m and 200m world record holder.

Let's take it down to a smaller scale. For the past 4 years, i've been working as a sai kang warrior in the library. All that i needed to do was just operate the counter, loan and borrowing books, and i think today i can do it even with my eyes close. hehe,  of course i'm lazy and i sleep on the job as always.

Maybe diversifying and finding alternative resources could distract us of our prized assets.

Oh well, back to books.