>> Thursday, June 29, 2006

Instructions for Life

(found this somewhere - must be from Chicken Soup, Reader's Digest, or Thought for Reflection sort of deal)
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson
3. Follow the three R’s: respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for own action
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it
8. Spend some time alone every day
9. Open arms to change, but don't let go of your values
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it the second time
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with earth
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it
19. Approach love & cooking with reckless pardon

>> Saturday, June 24, 2006


Apparently, almost all the people who have contacted via e-mails wanted me to:

be a cop, get a date, meet singles, purchase PlayStation 3, transfer money to accounts from recently deceased family members of African leaders, renew mortgage, get fash cast, proceed with pre-approved loan, apply credit cards, buy Viagra, become a business manager, work from home, discover online opportunities, grow my penis, receive holiday gifts, lose 6-8 inches in an hour, etc…

>> Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A View on Life

There is a part in Comedian showing a conversation between Orny Adams and Jerry Seinfield that's worth sharing. At least, I think it is. What do you think?

Orny: It’s just like you’re getting to a point like how much longer can I take it?
Jerry: What? Is time running out? You had a time?
Orny: I’m getting older.
Jerry: Please.
Orny: I’m getting older. It’s not… Listen. I’m 29. I feel like I’ve sacrificed so much of my life. The last 20 years…
Jerry: You’ve got something else you’d rather been doing? Another appointment? Another locations you gotta be?
Orny: Not necessarily.
Jerry: No, not necessarily.
Orny: I saw my friends are making a lot of money on Wall Street. I’ve seen like… you know…
Jerry: What?
Orny: I just see that like, my friends are…you know, they’re moving up. And I don’t, I’m worried that…
Jerry: They’re moving up?
Orny: They’re moving up!
Jerry: Are you out of your mind?
Orny: No, I’m not out of my mind. I just aa…
Jerry: This has nothing to do with… your friends.
Orny: I’ve upset you. I’ve upset you… (could be something else that Orny was saying, I couldn't make it out)
Jerry: No. No. This is a special thing. This has nothing to do with ‘making it’, or…
Orny: Did you ever stop and compare your life and go, OK I’m 29. My friends are all married. They all have kids. They all have houses. They have some sort a sense of formality.
Jerry: Ugh… let me tell you a story…
Orny: What do you tell your parents? What do you, you know, how do you deal with that?
Jerry: What do you tell your parents?
Orny: Yeah, how do you… ?
Jerry: This is you… (holding his own forehead, laughing, smacking the table) (Pause.) Your parents? (Pause) Let me story about uh, this is my favorite story about show business.

LA Orchestra. They were doing some gig somewhere. They can’t land where they’re supposed to land because it’s winter, snowy night. So they have to land like in this field, and walk to the gate. And they’re dressed in their suites. They’re ready to play. They’re carrying their instruments. So they’re walking through the snow. And it's wet. And it’s slushy. And in a distance, they see this little house. And there’s light on the inside. There’s a pole of smoke coming out of the chimney. They come up to the house. And they look in the window and in the window they see this, this family. There’s a guy and his wife. She’s beautiful. Two kids. They’re all sitting around the table and they’re smiling, they’re laughing, and they’re eating. There’s fire in the fireplace. These guys are standing there in their suites, and they’re wet and they’re shivering. They’re holding their instruments. They were watching this incredible northern closeout. One guy turns to the other guy and goes, “How do people live like that?” (Pause and smile) That’s what it’s about! That's what it's about (in slower tone).

>> Wednesday, June 14, 2006


1 - 0 against Croatia? Brazil won but they haven't denied the critics yet. Ronaldo the Phenomenon was clearly struggling with his phenomena. There was no Brazillian touch anywhere to be seen. Here and there you saw footwork and passes but the overall dynamics hasn't been developed yet. I hope Parreira knows what he is doing.

>> Friday, June 09, 2006

The Cup of Life

The world cup begins. I have a feeling Brazil's not going to make it big. Just like 98 after 94. A 2006 after 2002? Unlikely, but who knows? One thing I do know is that you can't depend on the stars. You can only depend on teamwork and efforts.

>> Sunday, June 04, 2006


Funny how some songs are tied to my memory bits -

Hmm Hmm (Crash Test Dummies) would remind of the moment when I was preparing Jasmine websites for the national website competition. I remember Samm brought his laptop and I listened to one of his songs collection.

Fool Again would remind of the school holidays at the end of 1999. At that time, I kept on listening to the Westlife tape on the walkman I used to have.

Dave Matthew's The Space Between would remind me of Maz because she introduced the song to me.

I'll be Missing You by P. Diddy feat Faith Evans & 112 would remind me of the early days when I was still confused and I went out with someone close. We went separate ways and I was too occupied to get a hold of her. I don’t know. Maybe I was too young to realize anything.

Goo Goo Doll's Here is Gone would remind me of one of the moments living in the Square Apartments back in college. I was facing the windows. There was light shining in. I kept on listening.

Stop Crying Your Heart out reminds me of Smallville, watching young Kent in miserable state of not being able to open up to someone he loves.

Kci & JoJo’s All My Life would remind of the time spent at Block C SAS (Cheras) with mostly Syahill as second-former prefects under the radar of senior prefects.

Creed’s My Sacrifice would remind me of the terrible time in coping up with shocking moments in Colorado.

Crazy for This Girl would remind me of a lady I was interested in for a short while until I realized that I’m way out of her league.

Waiting for Tonight would remind of the Shining Force during the good old days of cyber recalcitrance in SAS.

There are actually several more but I don't want to bring them up here.