Sunday, March 29, 2009

A very short moment of peace

     Yeah guys. Just a filler, to fill up the void in my blog. Felt quite free these few days, though in reality storms are coming. Friday I did nothing except for a short break-fast at Nazrin. Saturday all gone, to the not-so-prestigious DCIM at MidValley, then off to KLCC for the Earth Hour thingy. It was not crowded at all. Well, what’s there to see when all they did was just turning off the lights on KLCC? can see every night by 1am wad. Well, just being there for the sake of it. Alright. No purpose for this post. Wait till my life gets more interesting la. And for the pics of Cohort 4, go see at the Fb page. No point posting them up here. See ya guys around.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Optimism COME BACK!!

    Hullo everyone. Now is 8 in the morning and I’ll have class soon. So why am I writing this piece at such an unlikely hour? Well, I had some time thinking bout wad u guys write in your blogs, shout outs and statuses. Everyone has a few common words there: assignments, stress, emotion, God help me etc etc. So here, I wanna give some support, encouragement and exhortations to all of you. Still, there are a few steps that you can follow.

     1. Take a slow, deep breath

    This is very common I know, but it is easier said than done. You might think like ‘yea just take a deep breath and out it goes. No no no! Do it like you really mean it! Even now, just take a deep breath, then let it out in one go. A quick one at that. Of course your assignments will still be staring at you but now you have clearer thoughts. Does some good for the brain too. More oxygen=more blood pumping=more blood to the brain=fresher and uncluttered thoughts!!

     2. Smile. NO i mean…really smile!

    But how to smile with so many problems strangling you at the same time? Well, smile for something. You have survived so long and none of them killed you yet. You’re a survivor man! Be proud of yourself! None of this work is gonna kill you anytime soon! So, smileeeeee…. Hey I got one research done by some guys in white coats that by looking up for a few seconds will make you happier. Not sure bout that but worth a try though. Look up!

3. Count your blessings.

    Everyone is blessed in their own special way so the blessings might be similar, but will never be the same entirely. List them down, or at least think bout them. Mention your new car perhaps, or a good  quiz result, or assignments that you’ve tackled, or even when someone gives you a word of praise. They are valuable so don’t forget them. Everything special that has been done onto you is treasure, and they are just the antidote to skepticism and exhaustion.

  4. Then, thank God for them.

   Yes. Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan. But you should have Kesyukuran kepada Tuhan as well. You were created with a purpose. Everything around you has a purpose, be it problems or blessings. We know that God wants us to grow and the problems in our lives would let us persevere, like a refined gold. Be strong, take courage. Thank God for assignments, for you have assignments to do and not being purposeless or begging on the street. Thank God for tests, for you are one small step closer to getting a degree. Be thankful, for everything. Now, you might wanna take a little moment to say your prayers.

5. Find ways to deal with negativity.

    Some quiet people who always looks calm is not so inside. Vent up anger will one day explode and hurt themselves and also others. Find ways to deal with it! It’s either you punch the wall till you realize it hurts or just finding somebody who can empathize with you without judging. Do not keep it inside okay. Speaking of which, I wanna open a stress relief shop where for some money, I will give you some plates, cups or breakable things to throw at a wall. That should do you, and me especially some good. =)


    So guys, that are some ways to release some stress. Remind me too, to do things above. Today I might be okay, but I’m not sure bout tomorrow though. See ya..

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Liveless and Dry

    Honestly, I don’t know what to write here. So, just close this tab if you feel that you’re wasting your time continuing.

    Alright. I personally feel that I have a lot of failures that should be reckoned with, and the weird thing is that all those disappointing stuff comes to me these past few weeks.

    First thing is, I almost destroyed someone’s wedding last week. did it happen? Well, I was tasked with recording the entire process of the groom going to the bride’s house till after the end of the matrimony process. So..get the hint now? All went well till the time when we reached the bride’s house. I kept recording, that’s what I thought. Everyone was playing games, joyfully and I was doing my job pressing the ‘Rec’ button. All went well. Or so I thought. The next day, after the conversion of the tape, I realized I didn’t record some part of the ‘game’ moment, of almost 20 mins wasted. Ouch………I felt so the guilty, and I feel it even now. I drummed up the courage and went to tell the groom who was obviously disappointed but still managed to tell me ‘It’s okay’. Thinking back to the whole process, I almost destroyed someone else’s reputation for recommending me to be the video man. Hmm…anyone still want me to record their wedding? That’s failure No. 1.

    Second thing. Again of the car episode. No I didn’t crashed someone else’s car. I’m talking bout myself buying a car. I know it’s hard without a car, and I’m not even talking bout others who would’ve sat in ‘my’ car. Sigh…till this day I’m still asking ppl if I can borrow their car. Malu la…everyone’s been supporting me, helping me to look out for cars, bringing me to car sales etc. Why is it so hard? Coz…I’m just picky? I don’t want that Proton Saga. I don’t want that Sunny. I just lost a Ford. Man…needless to say, that’s Failure No. 2.

    Third. Camera. How long has it been since I said I’m buying a camera? I can’t remember it myself. All I know is that it feels like a faraway dream, like something that you’ve been wishing for a long long time. Sigh…I just hate it.

    There’s others as well. Talking bout them makes me depressed. Encourage me if you will. Pray for me. Thank God I still have some optimism left.