It's Friday again

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It's Friday again, and there goes another week. It has been a 2 weeks off for us without the torturing-weekly-assessment, which gave me some extra space to breathe...phew..but for the coming week, we would all have to strive for the battle again. Hopefully we have all had some little recharge to face the upcoming PBLs and assessments, especially now that there has been some changes in the PBL grouping & with the introduction of the mentor-mentee thingy.. sigh

Anyway, after a long latent period, i find the need to go hav a walk in the shopping mall. No, NOT shopping...more of WINDOW shopping. Saw some nice and interesting stuffs but looking at the price and then back at my flat wallet again, it is like being poured with a big,bucket of cold,icy water. Haha. The money i spent today was on a little prezzie for my mommy, some prezzies for my friend's birthday, Tuesdays With Morrie (yeay!finally got tht book with the little help of a RM20 rebate coupon from my sister) and another '3 for RM10' pairs of earing (girls:this is a good place to shop for earings..haha)

I read 'The 5 people you meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom some time ago and found it was a nice, interesting book (I'll probably share a little review on this sometime later when i'm motivated to do so) and since then, I've always wanted to get 'Tuesdays with Morrie'- an international bestseller...and yeay! its with me now. I've read around 27 pages on my way back home by KTM commuter and yup, no regrets buying it. Though it was a short reading, few things have captured my interest to ponder and reflect upon.This book is basically about an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson. The old man- Morrie,a university proffesor was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal, neurological disease with no known cure. After leaving the hospital, while his wife has million of thoughts running through her mind on how much time left,how to manage,etc...meanwhile,Morrie was stunned...

"...was stunned by the normalcy of the day around him. Shouldn't the world stop? Don't they know what has happened to me?

But the world did not stop, it took no notice at all, and as Morrie pulled weakly on the car door, he felt as if he were dropping into a hole."

[a little excerpt from the book]


Reflection 1 : sometimes though you really wish that the world will at least stop or pause for at least a second and take notice of you and what you are going through... but,will that ever happen? this is like almost a 'never' kind of answer. The world will not stop. And there is where the feeling of sinking deeper and deeper into nowhere develops...

Same like anyone else, he has a choice to wither up and disappear or to live the life the fullest. He chose the latter and decided to make death his final project. Once, he went to one of his colleague's funeral..and came up with an interesting idea- he organized a "living funeral" because he taught it was a waste tht Irv ( his late colleague) could not hear all the wonderful things ppl said about him in the funeral.

Reflection 2: Have you ever thought of organizing your own "living funeral"? I have not, until I read this. And now, i'm thinking... would i ever want to do the same as what Morrie did if i have the chance to do so? and would you do so? As for me, i'm not too sure i'll have the courage to do so...

Well, I guess its enough said for the time being and i shall leave it to u to reflect & ponder upon. Its now no longer Friday night but Saturday morning. There goes another Friday...and i shall now retire to bed...

~Anyway~

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Anyway
(A poem found engraved on the wall of Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta)


People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will forget tomorrow,
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got ... anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God,
It never was between you and them anyway

What people may say or do is really not something we can control but yet it has influenced us in some or other ways that we may never be aware of. Sometimes, we might got so caught up & may even be so consumed by how the world response. How important is it to know how the world is looking upon us? Though it was never between me(or us) and them, just between me (or us) and God, I still,at times, feel the neccessity to know about that because 'no man is an island'. We are all blessed with a pair of eyes..be it the physical eyes or the eyes in our heart..we have different point of views to offer. We may not all share the same thoughts but all the thoughts can surely be shared together.

How do we go on believing how the rest of the world is looking upon us then?This reminds me of a chinese phrase: "一人传虚,万人传实" . It is just like when one speaks of something untrue,it may still be as it is,..when 2 or 3 person speaks of the same thing, there goes rumours.., when everyone starts speaking of the same 'rumours', we might end up believing the rumour itself. (do correct me if i am wrong)

Anyhow, no matter how the others or the world may be treating us, i believe it is important that we do not allow ourself to be consumed by all these..Why allow others to bring us to the fault line?...at the end, it is still and just between us and God anyway.

To do all these anyway may not easy to achieve but as like what i've always hold on to, 'it may be hard but it is not impossible'.

Love vs Like

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HELLO, I'm Love. Do you know me? I bet you do. You can find me practically anywhere. I am there for everyone, yet I belong to nobody.

But you have to be very careful of me as I am very contagious. If you want me, you can get me from anyone - your parents, brothers and sisters, your friends, soul mate, and even your pet.
I'm really very special and different from my cousin, Like. When you're before me, your heart beats faster and winter seems like spring. But in front of Like, winter is just beautiful and you'll feel just the same.

The feeling of Love starts from the eyes, but the feeling of Like starts from the ears. If you stop liking a person, all you need to do is cover your ears. But if you try to close your eyes, Love turns into teardrop and remains in your heart forever.

How do one tell between 'love' and 'like' & how can I (or YOU) tell if i'm (or you are) in love or not? I've thrown these question out before but I never seem to get a clear definition or feedback. Perhaps that is because there is only a fine line between 'love' and 'like'... or perhaps not?

I was reading yesterday's Sunday Star's "Life & Soul" and this little passage caught my attention. Well, most of it sounds quite true i guess but how true is all these? I personally think that heart beats getting faster is not only restricted to special loved ones and may not necessary be increased when we are seeing them either. Judging by heart beat alone seems a bit too vague to me though there are times when we will fall into believing it. 'Surrrounding sounds' can also really make one into believing something and oftenly will land in blurry, messy & confused state, halfway hanging between 'love' and 'like'.

It reminds me of the passage from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 , which offer the best explanation that i know of on love:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails

When it comes to real life situation, I still can't find an answer to my questions on how to tell 'love' and 'like' apart though. Books, people and other resources may tell us 101 ways to ride a bicycle but if we did not go and experience and really try to ride on the bicycle ourselves, I guess we won't know how's riding a bicycle is like afterall. The same applies...




I am only 26% stupid =P

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The Stupid Quiz said I am "Fairly Smart!" How stupid are you? Click here to find out!

The new semester has begun & I have been kept quite busy..with so much to do and not to mention what i need to catch up with..sigh.. sometimes i do wonder will i survive all these with my pea brain. Thinking of this year end's proffessional exam is really sending shivers down my spine. depressing thoughts,huh..

Anywayz, i discovered a test from Callyn..a rather silly test actually, which if i choose to believe in, will make me feel better..for the time being at least. haha. Well, it shows that :

69% scored higher (more stupid),
5% scored the same,
and 26% scored lower (less stupid).

What does this mean? I am only 26% stupid. This means...I am kinda smart. Many have done better, but I did much better than half the other test-takers! phew..hehe.