Good morning, today will be a good day.
Thank you God for the rain this morning, the comforting talk with a friend yesterday.
It seems the rest of Dec will be a bit cold, but the air is fresh and cooler.
Things are not as bad as what I thought it would be, but not as great, although I could say 'beouf'', I'm still thankful:).
Great speech, I can't stop watching over and over again. Weird I can't search the video from blogger though.
Saw this video from Upworthy, cool interview between Ellen and Ashton Kutcher
One part I quoted below that really made me remember during my high school days:
"I talked to some of my friends, they don't want to get a job at Starbucks, or where ever, because they think it's below them, and I think the only thing that can be below you is to not have a job"
I was having these thoughts during my high school days (I guess I was a bit spoiled and didn't understand the value of hard work). Recently, my parents told me that their friend sell noodles, and the kid feels ashamed that his/her parents work by selling noodles (I bet this kid is spoiled...), that's what I found in Asian culture, that most parents spoiled their children, and they don't realized the importance of hard work. Well, guess what, selling noodles can send the kid to go to overseas school, why he/she should be ashamed? Or even going to any school is already so good. Having a business is not easy after all.
I always remember somebody said:
I always remember somebody said:
"There is no such thing as an easy job"There are no free rides, if somebody tells you for example, it's easy to build a business, you just need money, and find people to do your work, then it's easy. Although I don't have a business, believe me it won't be easy.
I like this quote as well,
"Being successful is like being pregnant, everybody congratulates you for being pregnant, but they never know how many times you're f***ed"
It's important that parents teach their kids instead of making them spoiled.
I like what I heard in the bus, this old lady said to a man that brought his kids along.
"Discipline is important, love your kids with all your heart, but never spoil them"
Today the company gives a day off in lieu of Deepavali, first I thought of visiting my ex-colleagues from previous company, it seems they are having an off day as well (it was an in lieu previously)! Well, because if not it would be easier for us to meet, otherwise, they would better spend their time off with their families right? :) I hope to have some time for us to meet again...I really miss them.:(
Recently I realized how I occupied myself with something that is unreal and somehow out of the track (tee- hee...), so getting back to the reality (slap myself really hard). It's very easy for me to just out of focus at certain times :(
I realized how long I haven't write any posts, even the Japan trip gone with the wind~ (It was nearly 2 years back, I should finished this....omg), it would be just writing non-sense all the time, but I realized how it took me a year just to start to write, and how I love the feeling to write now (maybe because writing would be easier rather than just talking...), even the non-sense ones (I don't even know how to write properly, I just write...hehe), just to remind me that there should be some memories that I keep or just to make myself think about things that happened...haha* My friend just told me about the benefits of writing. It trains us to be structural in thinking, and in telling our stories, even in our daily lives.
Plus side, I will always be forgetful, so, this blog is a good virtual memory for me.
Some updates, these past weeks have been the longest throat infection I ever had, it's all started with my one week trip back to Jakarta, I ate all spicy food, very less fruits and veggies, while when I started my diet, I completely change my lifestyle to incorporate more fruits and veggies in my daily food. The body seems to react to that, I couldn't swallow my food properly, my throat felt so painful, until I need to make myself papaya juice, and keep myself out of fried and spicy food! I had no proper appetite on my food which causing me to lost 0.5 kg within one week. As previously it was so hard for me to loose that 0.5 kg these past few months, my weight have been stuck for the longest time these past months. (Really, I should cut down chilli).
I have hard times to remember street names, and got lost many times. Funny, I enjoyed being lost sometimes, it is exciting, and makes you wonder about the surroundings (although some people might get annoyed, it's better to get lost alone...hahaa - never ask me any direction, you might get lost). I just went with a friend yesterday, we were supposed to go to Ikea, she directed to wrong bus, so in the middle we need to find another bus stop and take another bus. Earlier, we discovered we need to take bus no 195, it's really funny that I got so distracted, and nearly took bus 175. -_-" We both had a good laugh about it, she had more laugh than me of course XD
It's been a long time since I went to the library, and previously I always borrow my friend's card, since I'm a PR now, I can register my own, so today I went to the library, registered myself and borrow some books (comics, and some business books). I always like to read business stories, I think they are inspiring:)
It's time for me to sleep now, get a nice sleep, so I can get up in the morning, do some exercise, and ready to start the day:)
Until next posts...
Many times I questioned a lot of things, and God seems to give answers in weird way.
Today's preach really stuck in my head, I need to share this. The preacher said she was having this dream, when she drove this car and there are two other people going to the same directions as her, so she offers them a ride. The car seems to go a bit fast, and in front is a down slope, she tries to brake, but the brake was not working. She told the other two passengers, that she was really sorry, she intends to help them by giving a ride, but seems she might harm them...she can't do anything, by that time, God said to her, "since you can't control the car, let Me take the steer instead" -- (might not be exactly what she said, but this is somehow what I heard), then she woke up. *Always let God take control of your life and believe in Him, which is something that I really need now, I always try to plan a lot of things, and to stick with my plan, I guess a part of my diet journey already made me to be a control freak recently.
The second one that she said was, an analogy, no matter how big or how small, how expensive, or cheap your car is, it would not work if there is no gas inside. You can't just have faith alone without any work done. Have faith, pray and work towards your goal. Sometimes we are not sure if our plan is God's plan, we can just pray, if everything is according to His plan:)