Wednesday, June 30, 2004

The Balcethuk Incident

I have a 3-week-old baby rabbit, its name is Balcethuk (golf ball) because its colour is white with black ears.

Yesterday Balcethuk created a big problem. Mum brought Balcethuk to my study room and let it have fun exploring. While my mum, my friend and I had an interesting discussion, Balcethuk suddenly disappeared. When we realised that Balcethuk was missing, we started looking for it. We looked behind the wasn't there. It also wasn't behind the stack of my photography equipments. We just couldn't find it in the whole room. Then my friend, CL, took the initiative and peeked behind the bookcase...AAAHHH BALCETHUK WAS THERE, STUCK! The space between the wall and the bookcase was too small for Balcethuk to turn around while it couldn't move backward.

The problem was how to get Balcethuk out of there. It would have been simple if it is just a small bookcase, it is however a HUGE bookcase! It's L-shape, length 2.4m and 2.1m, width 0.4m, height 2.6m...and full of books! Imagine the weight!

At first we tried to get a long stick/pole, slided it through the gap and attempted to drag Balcethuk backward. It didn't work because Balcethuk was really at the very corner where the gap was most narrow. We were also afraid if we hurt it with the pole.

We tried to come up with other alternatives, but they didn't seem to work. At the end we chose to move the bookcase! We started to remove everything from the bookcase, all the books, photo albums, etc and piled them all over the house. It was only after we took down everything we were able to move the bookcase and rescued Balcethuk!

When we freed Balcethuk, it was so happy and started jumping all over the place, we hurriedly caught it before it created another problem. We were glad that we were able to save Balcethuk. YES! Mission accomplished!

But when I saw the huge pile of books and other stuff all over the house, I started to despair thinking about the hard work to put them back. I can only console myself by thinking that since everything is out anyway, I might as well rearrange and reorganise everything :) HAHAHA.Frankly I was truly amazed by the storage capacity of that bookcase. I will show you some pictures later so that you can see the extend of this problem.

1. ALWAYS keep an eye on your pet! NEVER let it wander out of your sight!
2. If you want to find something, look everywhere, no matter how remote it may seem.
3. Love demands sacrifices (Our love for Balcethuk requires hard works and sacrifices)
4. Make the best out of any circumstances (instead of being so distressed looking at the huge piles of stuff, it may be the right time to rearrange them HAHAHA)

Thanks to Balcethuk for today's lessons!

Learn and Grow!


The bookcase in the Balcethuk incident

Piles of books mentioned in the Balcethuk incident

The L-shape bookcase

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Yep...that's me 27 years ago :P  Posted by Hello

Thank you! Cheers!

For all my friends...I want to THANK YOU for your prayers, wishes, SMS, cards, ecards, emails, cakes, gifts and many more. I feel so blessed to have friends like you :)

What?! The door is locked?!

Last night I was teasing my friend by pretending to lock her in her room. I turned the key twice to let her hear that her door was securely locked. Actually when I turned the key twice, I turned it clockwise then the door was not actually locked :) My friend was shouting from inside the room...Hey!!! Don't lock the door!!! When she reached the door, she tried to yank the door and loooo it was open! I was laughing so hard watching her facial expression at that moment. HAHAHAHAHA

Almost midnight I went back to my room to sleep. You know what?! THE DOOR WAS LOCKED! The outer door to my bedroom was locked! I tried to open it with my spare key, but to no avail because the key was hanging on the other side. AARRRGGGHHH!!!!

I went back to the room where my friend was staying and told her about the locked door. She was laughing so hard...huh? so who had the last laughs here?? THE JOKE WAS ON ME!

3 options:
1. sleep on the couch
2. sleep in my sister's room
3. sleep in my friend's room (definitely the worst option of all three!!!) HAHAHA

At the end I didn't need to choose one of those three mum woke up and opened the connection door HAHAHAHA

It turned out my parents accidently locked the outer connection door! They thought I was inside sleeping so they locked the door.

Be careful when you do a practical joke on someone...the joke could be on you!

Learn and grow!

Saturday, June 26, 2004


I lost my temper.

The story:
This morning I put in 2 rolls of films to be developed and printed. They asked for a deposit, I gave them the full amount instead. This evening when I asked my driver to pick up the photos, they said that I hadn't paid for those photos. They said I had to pay before they gave me the photos. When they said that I had not paid nor put any deposit, I lost my temper and started speaking harshly. At the end, they checked and found that they were mistaken. They found the invoice for the full amount I paid.

I haven't lost my temper like this for a long time. After I gave this incident more thoughts, I regret what I did. I shouldn't have lost control of myself. What's worse was that I lost my temper in front of many people. At the end, I called the shop assistant and apologised for speaking so harshly.

1. Anger is usually followed by regret and guilt
2. Don't lost temper in public :)
3. Don't be afraid to admit and apologise for your mistakes
4. Hmm remember PMA
5. Be proactive and not reactive to any situation

Don't make the same mistake...Learn my friend!

Sunday, June 13, 2004

A Few Good Men

This morning I played golf with a few good men :)
One is my dad, one is my mentor and one is my good friend.
They are all great men and they have taught me a lot about life.
They are all my role models in life.

What have I learned from them?
1. I learn to love...they've shown me what love truly is!
2. I learn to serve...they've shown me the joy of serving others
3. I learn about integrity...they've shown me how they walk their talk in life and how to do the right things
4. I learn about 100% commitment...they always give their best in everything they do
5. I learn about leadership...although they have different leadership styles, they are nonetheless great leaders in their fields
6. I learn to be positive...their positive mental attitude are contagious
7. I learn about discipline and responsibility
8. I learn the importance of honesty and trust
9. I learn to think big and realise big dreams...they've shown me that nothing is impossible...just think, work hard, persist, believe and pray!
10. I learn to be grateful
11. I learn to appreciate and enjoy life
12. I learn to love learning...they never cease learning
so many much more...

I am really grateful that I have such great role models in life.

If any of you read this web log...

Learn and Grow!

Saturday, June 12, 2004

PMA is a must-have attitude!

Yesterday my flight was delayed.

At 16.20 the ground staff at the airport asked all passengers to board the plane. By 16.30, all the passengers have been seated. I buckled my seat belt...READY TO GO.
Looooooooo 10 minutes....20 minutes....nothing, the plane hadn't moved an inch. The passengers started to get restless.

30 ground staff boarded the plane and started counting the passengers
35 minutes....another ground staff started counting the passengers
40 minutes....another count
45 minutes....two ground staffs made another count...yep yep 1,2,3,4...
50 minutes....whooooooaaa another count!!!
60 minutes....finally they announced that we are ready to GO! HAHAHAHA

While they were counting the passengers, there were a few passengers who were annoyed by the delay, but there were those who decided to be positive and made some funny remarks.

"hey...anyone boarded the wrong plane??"
"how about everybody started counting loudly 1,2,3 from the back and help the ground staff count??"
"show your ticket please? boarding pass everyone!!"
"ground you need help counting?"
"any stowaway here?"
"here we go...another computer breakdown...back to manual counting! hey, does anyone know to count manually?"

Most passengers started was great and fun being in the middle of it!!

At first I was annoyed that the plane was delayed, but after those funny remarks I was glad that the plane was delayed. I haven't had so much fun lately and definitely not during a delayed flight. HAHAHAHA

There are so many things that we can learn from this incident:
1. positive mental attitude (PMA) is extremely important...we can even have fun during most uncomfortable times!
2. PMA is a choice...we can choose to be positive in any situation, be glad and happy. Sometimes it is difficult to be positive, but a wise man once said "Difficult doesn't mean that it cannot be done!"
3. Join the fun! Smile! Laugh! HAHAHAHA
4. Positive environment can help you to be more positive, but negative environment can influence you to be choose your friends wisely!
5. Remember the basics...because sometimes we forget that we need to get back to basics when things don't work out. We tend to be so dependent on technology nowadays and we take so many things for granted.

if your plane is delayed...choose PMA and have fun!
if things don't go as you've planned...choose PMA and be glad!
if your computer crashes...choose PMA and ....?



Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Incident at a friend's wedding party

Last Sunday I attended a friend's wedding party. While the bride was meeting with the groom near the entrance to the hall, two confetties were shot to the ceiling. Wow! It was an awesome display!!! But you know what?? The two confetties made 2 holes on the ceiling! Hmmm...additional cost :) One more thing: they can't deny that the incident was not caused by them because some of the confetti ribbons were hanging obvious! HAHAHAHA

1. first look and aim properly before you shoot
2. when you shoot a confetti, make sure that the ceiling is high enough
3. always be prepared for additional cost and expenses :)

I strongly suggest everybody to learn the first lesson: TAKE AIM! SET GOALS!
After you set your goals...then follow Nike's slogan JUST DO IT!

Learn and Grow my friends!

Tuesday, June 01, 2004


Yesterday I went to a department store to buy something. There are lots of store assistants offering various perfumes, Bvlgari, CK, Gucci, and many more. They all wanted me to test, sniff and smell...some even grabbed my arm when I wanted to leave the shop. I wonder whether they are either so motivated or so desperate.
Anyway when I tried some of the perfumes...there was one specific scent that reminded me of an instant, the memories, sensations, and feelings all surfaced and affected me immensely. All of the sudden, I was angry and upset! Imagine that! Just one specific scent and all my emotions went crazy, reacting so fast.

One specific thing, it may be a sound, touch, picture, smell or taste...and it can instantly affect your body, your feelings, your emotions.

Are you aware of all the anchors inside of you? may be NOT...but try to identify as many as possible so that you won't be so reactive to outside stimuli. If you know the anchors inside of you, then you'll be more proactive and you can start learning to master yourself.

Learn and Grow!