Thursday, 13 March 2008

Discovered Persuasion

I dread reading Jane Austen's stories but ironically I love the drama adaptations of them.

My first love for Jane Austen's stories was for Sense and Sensibility acted by Emma Thompson. The movie was hopeful and pure. I watched the movie on my own because no one in my circle cared for such stories.

When I was in England, I took the time to visit Bath and the fashion
of the 17th Century. I felt at home. Yes, I am hopelessly
romantic when it comes to courtship. The admiration, the introduction
and the communication of the good society then was very much elegant
and genuine.

Then, I was introduced to Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) much talked about in Bridget Jones Diary. I bought the infamous BBC Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and I understood the buzz about "Mr Darcy", the character and the actor. I watch the DVD almost every night for 2 weeks. Over and over again. Even the movie version by Keira Knightly did not make the cut for me.

Until recently when I found out that BBC or ITV had a Jane Austen's month and telecast adaptations of Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. I watched the drama online (shamefully) and was blowned away with all 3 dramas, especially Persuasion. The producers did a wonderful job of casting very very good looking lead actors. The screenplay was engaging, the costumes were inviting and magic of Jane Austen once again been relived in this hopefully romantic soul.

Dashing actor in Persuasion, Rupert Penry-Jones. (Ah....) definately will be the next Mr Darcy.

Jane Austen's stories are truly timeless. I wish to have lived during those period.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

More important stuff

There are more important stuff than silly lawsuit between ex-employee and former employer, making 'scary' phone calls to backed her case.

Who cares about those things when the most wanted man escaped detention.

Set your PRIORITIES straight woman!

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Setting your mood for the day

Reading emails in the morning can either set your day with a good start or a bad start for the rest of the day. So, if you are not in the industry with emails are your bread and butter, I suggest, that you check your inbox at 4pm in the afternoon.

Why? At least it will give you a whole full morning to be inspired with your ideas, plan your week and not have your day or mood be driven by the emails.

Initiative takes more effort and empowering than Reactive mood.

So, to my friends, if you sent me an email, it will only get read at 4pm in the day. Because, I value and respect myself to be bothered and concerned by any bad news.

Oh, if there are good news, I am sure you know how to find me.

Ring! Ring!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

My Valentine

I am all smiles. Can't complain to that. :-)

Monday, 11 February 2008

Big on Bike

So i am sitting at MacD Pasir Ris overlooking about a hundred or so parked bicycles. We cannot say that Singaporean are not trying to lower the number of cars on the road. Come 6pm every weekday, owners of there bicycles in shirts pants and backpack will be greeted by their transportation back home. Bicycle, is a great invention.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Law of finding Lost things

Someone told me that there is a way to find things that you lost or just can't find.

To find the items you lost, you need to verbalized the items you lost to someone like, for example

"Hey, have you seen my car keys?"

Almost as immediate you will find the item. Even after you looked at the same place over and over again.
I am not sure if it work all the time but, worth the try. Seems to work for me mostly. I usually verbalized to my cat.


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Sunday, 3 February 2008

What is Mission and Vision

I just returned from T Harv Eker's Life Directions last weekend.

The 3 days seminar was about finding my life purpose. In the past, I have been taught about writing corporate Mission and Vision but never quite like this. Never quite like how the tools and questions that provoked me while writing my personal mission and vision statement.

What I learned was, a Mission is what I would like to dedicate my life to. It is a cause that is beyond my lifetime. It could be small, it could be big. But it resonates with me and without the need for other's approvals.

A Vision is an accomplishment that I obtained and achieve for the Mission. Visions are planned periodically 3-5 years, 10 years etc. And the juicy point that I learned, Visions are vehicles for my mission. I can have multiple visions that are in line with my mission. That point sets me free. I felt a whole lot better now. I can have and pursue many opportunities that is in line with my personal mission and current vision.

Am I ready to live my Mission and make a difference?


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Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Why Facebook?

Apart from the annoying notification from my Facebook

friends of request to be a Vampire, being Poked and Hug request, I have to say that Facebook has resurrected very very old friends. People from my primary school found me on Facebook.

Honestly, if I was walking down Orchard Road and saw my primary schoolmates, I would be second guessing and would even hesitate to call.

Reason being, people looks change after 15 years. Bigger, older, fatter, skinnier. But on Facebook when I list the schools I attended, this person without thinking twice to send me a message to confirm it was me. High chance I am the person they enquire from the school listings.

Previously, in school, we never even talk! We were in the same class. That's
about it!

I love this bit of Facebook. I am definitely curious of what happened to my
schoolmates. And I am sure they are of me too.

It is fantastic! :-)

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Monday, 14 January 2008

Quiz Me

I must admit that Facebook is becoming an addiction for me. Every chance I get on the net, I will want to check if anyone has added new apps or if anyone has given me Hatching Eggs, Growing Gifts or Ice Creams.

I also kind of notice that there are a growing number of quiz to determine who you are, like

Who you are in your past life?
Are you going to be a Millionaire?
What kind of a lover are you?

Can these self-discovery quizzes be a determining factor to the person who takes them? Example, if I were to take the quiz," Are you going to be a Millionaire?" and found out that I am not going to be one, that would in some way discourage me on my venture to be one. Because, some 10 questions quiz from so called expert psychology said so!

How does these results impact ones outlook on his or her life?

Whether online of offline, these desire to know the destination affects our lives.

As the saying "It is not about the destination. It is about the Journey."

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Monday, 7 January 2008

Big Resolution Small Goals

First and second week of January is going to be the 'Happy New Year!' and 'What is your resolution for the year' topic kind of conversation. It is the easiest ice-breaker and a natural reason to call up a friend.

It really makes no difference to me. Another year is a another day. But of course like any other residence of an urban society, I do get the wrapped up in the resolution excitement. Just so that I don't miss out. Duh.

Does resolution really work? Too much of it, leave you exhausted and too little of it leaves you under achieving yourself.

My strategy is to set 1 goal at a time and when I achieved that goal, I set another. It is not a big goal like "I am going to make a million dollars this year" or "I am going to get myself to size 6". Not that I am saying it is unachievable. It can be done. Only after the little goals. It is a continuous goal setting. Climbing a mountain begins with a step (cliche)

Working the good habits is my small goal for now.

Happy New Year!
Happy New Day!

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