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    Thursday, March 25, 2010

    Confucius 孔子

    yesterday, cos i need to go for a medical checkup. i had the chance to go for a movie. can’t rem when was the last time i watched a movie.

    watched the 10am show. i was the ONLY ONE in the cinema!! haha, a private screening! i felt like a VIP having a quiet time alone… =)

    Chow Yun Fat played Confucius. I think he did quite well. the movie is a very slow paced show, i think it’s about 2hr 30mins.

    Confucius (September 28, 551 – 479 BCE) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese thought and life. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

    just in case you are wondering, the relationships between the different great philosophers are as follows:

    Laozi (老子) influences Confucius (孔子) who in terms influences Mencius (孟子) and Xunzi (荀子).

    same of the quotes from Confucius:

    1. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

    2. Respect yourself and others will respect you.

    3. He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.

    4. What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

    finally i made an appt to see a specialist to have a proper check on the lump on my knee. as shown on the x-ray, the white dot pointed out by the red arrow is the dislocated bone that is protruding out on both my knees. and becos of this problem, the knee caps are slightly slanted and out of position. that is cause of the pain i have.

    doc says i will need to have physiotherapy to help strengthen the muscles around the knee so that the knee cap will be position correctly again.

    finally able to understand the reason and cause of pain and discomfort. i should have made this decision much earlier! haizz, the bad of procrastination!

    Monday, March 22, 2010

    Dads For Life – Canon Photography Talk

    recommended by Edmund to Kless, i somehow got registered into this photography talk held at the Singapore Discovery Centre.

    since i like photography and have been wanting to do more things with my girls, why not sign up and go. the event was quite okay. not a lot of participants, i guess probably the DFL program has not really been promoted much. i mean it started last Nov and i only got to know about it this Mar. or maybe i am just being very sua-ku la..

    the talk was done by Dr Leslie Tay, a famous food blogger in town. he is not a professional photographer but his photos are pretty well taken.

    met an old friend who is now one of the organizer for DFL. it’s just so fun to meet old friends from school and see that all of us are married with kids.

    i think i will be joining more events from DFL. it’s quite fun.. =)


    This is a test blog! Cheers!
    Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld from M1.

    Sunday, March 21, 2010

    DD Retreat – Pulai Spring Resort

    just came back from a retreat with the leaders from DD zone. how should i describe it? hmm… it has been a long time since i took time off from work and ministry and be gone to a retreat like this. feels like the old times when we used to have church camps or family camps.

    i think all of us need such a time to take a break and be immersed in the presence of God, doing the one thing we have been created for, to worship and be close to Him.

    while, i drove in with Kless and the girls. and since Ziwei has to take his driving test on thur morning, we waited for him. thank God for that arrangement, we were able to pick up some impt equipment left out by the advance party from JW church. with the map printed from the website, Ziwei tobo and i drove.

    as expected, we missed a few turns here and there. ended up we wasted about 30mins trying to look for the right exit. but nevertheless, we finally arrived and only missed the 1st session =)

    the sessions were excellent! i must say it felt like SOT again! able to spend amble time to experience the presence of God and have training by Pst Derek.

    the ministry sessions were fantastic! Pst taught about receiving ministry, going thru some of the notes he had prepared for us. we went thru 4 different areas of possible sins that might hinder our relationship with God and man.
    1. Ancestoral Sins & Curses
    2. UnGodly Beliefs
    3. Inner Hurts
    4. Demonic Oppression

    to be frank, initially i tot to myself, do i have any problems still unresolved? i dun sense any big problem in my life at this moment. however, when we were all tasked to fill in the questionaire for the ministry, i told the step of faith and be honest and open. amazing, when we are open, the HS can work wonders. during the ministry, i was reminded of some memories that were hidden in my life all these years. the inner hurts that has hindered the breakthrus i am seeking in my life. the wrong ungodly beliefs that caused me to be so frustrated and inefficient.

    now, i am recharged! ready to take on new challenges!

    how good it will be be if we can do something like this on a cg level…

    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Tag Heuer Silverstone

    this is the perfect watch and my dream watch! first launched in the year 1974, Heuer re-release it again in Feb 2010.

    how fitting for me to get one! we are borned in the same year!

    Thursday, March 11, 2010

    Dads For Life

    DADs for Life is a national fathers movement that seeks to inspire, mobilise and involve fathers to become good influencers in their children's lives....for life.


    isnt this cool? i am signed up for the 21 march session! will be bringing joey and jayne, of course with kless =)

    cant wait for this day, we will surely enjoy ourselves! watch out for out photos!

    maybe after this, i will change my mind and buy a canon camera instead… =p

    Thursday, March 4, 2010

    Work hard. Work smart. Right place?

    In the days of our parents, nothing beats the notion of working hard. “If you work hard, you will surely succeed.” We heard this statement since young. I can only say it works when you are in the 70’s era. But moving into my era of the 90’s, working hard no longer guarantees success. The new slogan is “Work smart not hard.” How truth this statement was for a period of time. But if you are like me, in my mid 30’s, worked for about 10 years, this statement of working smart no longer holds such a revelation to success anymore.

    Example: Accountant in a MNC vs Accountant in a SME
    If you are working in a MNC, you will be given the prestige of showing off a namecard bearing a nice logo and maybe a fancy title. You will be 1 of the many Accountants in the office. To be able to shine and climb up the corporate ladder, you will have to work hard, work smart and pray that not too many people perform like yourself. Then maybe you will be given a chance to do something more like Group Accounts or Consolidation.

    If you are working in a SME, you do not have the perfumed namecards, you will have to work very hard, cos no one else is there to help you much. But once there is an opportunity to be promoted, you will stand a pretty good chance. The probability is higher.

    So is this a case of working hard, working smart or just being at the right place?

    Recently, there was an opening for a promotion in my life. Different people from different departments are given equal chance to be selected. Needless to say, I was not selected (if not I won’t be writing this right?). The reason for not being selected is becos in my department, I am not the most outstanding. But if I were to place everyone on a linear graph, I would probably be one of the top few. Which means I should or can be in the promotion list.

    Did I work hard? I think so.
    Did I work smart? I believe so.
    Am I in the right department? Maybe not!