Post-holiday post!

Friday, August 31, 2012

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这个假期是我这生中最不颓废的一次。

人生就是不断地成长。时间的流逝会让我们从不同角度看懂同一件事情。这半年来,我学到了:

1)人生很脆弱,健康很重要,知识也很重要。对自己的健康负责之后才可以用知识帮助别人。

2)保持愉快的心情。与其同情别人的遭遇,不如帮助他们接受并从乐观的角度看待生命,从他们的坚强中学习如何

3) 我学到了,不是每一个人都会喜欢你。所以不要要求自己人见人爱。要记得,己所不欲,勿施于人;可是又不是每一个人都会不喜欢你不喜欢的东西。中庸之道~


Watched the movie "The notebook". A good movie no doubt.
Almost didn't want to because I fear it might bring up emo feelings about relationships and all.
I have seen how sad I was, and I told myself not to be like that ever, and even if I were to experience sadness, I must never dwell in it, I must get up and be responsible for myself.
But I still fear, fear of reminding myself again how hurtful these things can be, especially when they are not handled with care. Movies always tell stories that are close to life. That's why I was scared.

But ya, after watching the movie, I realised... watching movies wasn't that bad. :) haha!

The notebook pdf:
http://visaldiary.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/the-notebook.pdf


People change in drastic situation to adapt. It's part of evolution. I have seen how great I evolved mentally, and I have never been prouder of myself. :)

Hiatus

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Finally, I have decided to update my blog. I haven't been the most diligent person on earth when it comes to blog-updating, and I am super hangat-hangat tahi ayam.

I am not a Type A person, no matter how hard I try to discipline myself, planning things etc. But in a way, it means that I have less risk of cardiovascular diseases or HTP compared to those with Type A, which is good. But sometimes, I think I am a mixture of Type A, B and C. Best of all worlds, or worse?

Neighbour's daughter practising piano again. She has been playing the same song for the past 2 months.
I finally understood how my neighbours and family felt. Is this karma? But she is definitely improving. Many a time I have to resist myself from walking over to their house and tell her the correct way of practising.
Tips for practising exam pieces (or any song at all) on piano:
1) Patience - You won't be able to play the song properly until you have practised enough. Screwing up the tempo and rushing through parts you already know and then slowing down immediately when you reach the parts you barely knew will only make your song sound horrible. Play slowly, practice one hand, and then combine both hands. Until you are sure of what you are doing, increase speed.
2) Perseverance - Don't jump from one song to another. Finish the part of the song that is allocated to you for the week, before jumping to the next.
3) Discipline - Practise to 15 to 30 minutes for 5 days day is better than practising 2 hours for the ONE day.
Oh wells, who am I to complain. I have made all the above mistakes before.


I have been through many ups and downs for the past few months. Life is fair. I am lucky in the sense that, despite all the possible downs I could have experienced, I am actually doing very well and am happy with my life. God has been kind to me. You lose something, you gain something. Thinking back, the series of event unfolded in such wonderful way that whenever a door closed, a new door is opened. I tell myself to trust what is planned for me, and make the best out of all that is given to me, and be thankful. I have learnt a few things, and set new principles for myself to follow.

I finally realised the importance of being patience, and adapting the "do everything in moderation" rule..
1) Don't make decision when you feel extreme emotions, either extremely sad or extremely happy. Wait patiently. If it's hard to make decision because every time thinking about the issue there were a lot emotions, try to think rationally. Slowly but surely, you will be able to see the big picture.
2) Differentiate Wants and Needs. If you can imagine yourself living comfortably without that thing, it's not a need. When you forgot to bring your toothbrush during a trip, you would purchase one from the shops. Any brand would suffice, because all you need is to brush your teeth. You would even use the one given by the hotels if there were any. But let's say you are at home, and had darlie toothbrushes, but you only wanted oral-b, and went all the way out to buy, then that is a want. We can access wants and needs by our level of desperation. Can I live WITHOUT IT? Most of the time, we underestimated our capabilities. We are actually more adaptive than we know, that's why we are the most powerful species ever existed on earth.
3) Identify the important things and people in life. Life is so short. Spend time doing the things you love, talk the people who cares about you.


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That's all I guess.
Better be studying.



IT'S BEEN A WHILE

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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... since i last updated this blog.

Went through a very life changing incident this year, was extremely devastated and emo for a few months. But I am glad that I managed to pick myself up. Realised a few mistakes that I made in the process too. I am still young, emotional, rash and impulsive. I guess time and the challenges I face along the way will slowly shape me into a more mature person. After all, don't we all grow from mistakes? :D

Regarding my new year resolution, I have failed a few of them and achieved a few of them too. For the past semester I emphasised a lot on classical music, and self learnt the first two movement of my favourite piece. I still have one last movement to complete. Sometimes I am really very thankful to have ten fingers and piano skills. Even though I am not talented. :D Oh ya I tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle too by playing squash occasionally :D Had a wonderful post semester life, hanged out with friends, hiked, and lived life :D

I have always known that I eat A LOT when I am stressed. But what I found out about myself is I tend to lose my appetite when I am extremely sad. It's not really a bad thing though. Cuz normally I eat whenever I feel like it, but when I am sad I only eat when I feel hungry. Haha. Saved me some money and enabled me to lose some fat ^_^ yay.

Until today, I am still thankful for life, despite of its imperfections. How the end of a relationship can gain new friendships, and make me appreciate good friends. How my family still stand by my side regardless of how bad things were. How things can still go wrong when we try our best to make it right. How we have to come to terms with painful events and not dwell on it. Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. How we view things, it's a choice :D




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Sometimes it's the imperfections that made me realise how close to perfection my life is. ^_^





 
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