Wednesday, November 7, 2012


With a bit of pride puts into what you do is a good thing, as it makes you try harder do better in everything you do in life.

Too much pride however, you won't be able to improve much as it makes you afraid of losing, getting things wrong, be the laughing stock and the list goes on.

One thing I'm still very much puzzled is, what is so wrong of admitting you're wrong by saying I'm sorry?

Learn from it, move on. Period.

Why must one hide behind the curtain that's called "company", "corporate", "organisation" and going round not getting straight to the point?

Own up to it!

At the same time, I also don't get the employer's mindset.

Take away job satisfaction, remuneration and everything else in between, how can team leaders, supervisors, managers, directors, executives, etc not looking into instilling a simple but powerful mindset of an inquisitive mind that takes initiatives?

Every single one of us, so long we know what we want to do with the money earned, with the desire to make more, buy more, own more, our mind is indeed, in working order!

This same mind can be fine tuned to achieve more!

The easy way out is always giving excuse that the downlines "don't get it" or worse, "won't get it"!

If only everyone of us is influencing people close to us, our family members, loved ones, colleagues, employees, the person that serves your food daily, your mechanic, your maid, your superior, your boss and everyone else you come to be in contact with daily, to own up to their actions, wouldn't life in return, be more straight forward and improved drastically over night?

No one has to change drastically!

By shifting the mindset just a little, amazing things can happen!

Don't give yourself excuses not to do it. Give yourself ONE reason why you need to do it!

That simple reason is: You will improve your life in leaps and bounds!

Remember this, life is easy for those without a life, as they merely drifting from day to day.

The moment you have a goal in life, it may seem difficult at first as you have a target. But the ride is gonna be absolutely marvellous!

How come I know?

Hey, I'm living it every single day of my life!

Don't forget, by not improving yourself, you will be yesterday's news as the world is moving forward and you will be left behind?

That is, unless you die now!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011: It's been an awesome year!

I don't need to wait til X'mas and New Year to know that it's been an awesome year for me!

I reconnected with childhood friends that I have lost touch for more than 20 years!

I played a small part in getting friends to contribute to those effected by tsunami in Japan.

I am more aware that everything happens for a reason and it's not about me. It's about how I can make a different in this world. Big or small.

I played a part in creating a functional beverage that will help improving people's health.

I gave up buying myself X'mas presents and gave the money to children's homes instead.

I played a small part in contributing to presents for less privileged children.

I got involved in creating a new retail concept to a brand I like.

I helped to connect and put people together just because I know they can help each other.

This sense of achievements and being at ease with myself, no one can take that away from me!

I love being able to do this and I am hoping that I can continue to do it year after year, bigger and better every year.

Here's looking forward to a better health so I can start travel to see and experience the world again.

To reconnect with old friends and make new friends all over the world!

Thank you Heavenly Father for this new found insight!

I want to relive this life of mine differently this time!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Is Money Everything?

Oh yeah!

That's my answer if you were to ask me this up til about 2 years ago!

Last year, I went through a mindset change.

This year, I will look into your eyes and tell you this:

1. Money isn't everything.
2. Health is everything. Not only to you. But more so to the ones you love!
3. Accept this fact and you will see a positive change in your life!

Not easy reaching that stage.

Along the way, I was constantly bombarded by opportunities, items, scenarios to put my believe to test.

Took me a year to finally embrace my new philosophy. At times, I still been challenged by circumstances.

But hey, it's only when you made up your mind things started to get tough. You can excel and be a better person or you can go back to the old ways.

Why not? Before that, your life appear to be smooth and easy. Right?


It's only when you treat money right that the money grows for you. Otherwise, you are slave to it and it will be a constant struggle to keep it!

Been there. Done that.

What I have learnt over the years are:

1. Treat people with dignity.
2. It's better to keep to your values than trade them for monetary rewards.
3. Be true to yourself, find your passion and stay with it.


1. Believe that if you are doing things with your heart, success will follow.
2. Success is more than monetary rewards.
3. If you believed what you do can make positive change to people's life instead of just yours, you are well on the way to achieve true Health, Wealth, Peace and Happiness.

Never lose track!

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I'm trying to keep an open mind but at times, I am rather agitated with comments like I'm living a decadent lifestyle that's why I have gout!

Food may play an important part of gout attack, but not entirely true.

Likewise, alcohol does not give you gout, it triggers gout attack!

But hey, I got gout when I was in my early twenties not because I was a rich SOB!

I got it because I was so poor as a university student pursuing my dreams in UK studying design!

I had to choose between buying decent food or investing the money in art equipment to create better artwork, design and/or presentation work.

I chose work almost every time without hesitant!

So I got creative with my cheap canned tuna! Spaghetti, pizza, fried rice, noodle, rice noodle, salad, spud... All with tuna!

Excessive protein in tuna turned into purin, purin in turned, became uric acid and when the liver got flooded with it, it got into my blood and slowly but surely, GOUT!

I wouldn't wish my greatest enemy to have gout as it is such a painful experience.

New sufferer of gout, you better believe me when I say if you got it on your thumb, finger, elbow, ankle or knee and it (when it started, only one of your joints will be affected) is sensitive to even the graze of the blanket, it's nothing!

Seriously nothing!

Things like Rheumox, Voltaren, etc, COX2 painkiller can address it and after 3 to 5 days, it goes away.

You probably get it twice a year. Maybe 3 or 4 times a year. No big deal huh?


Truth is the moment you get it, it won't go away and if there's no change in lifestyle (red meat, shell fish, etc), it will definitely get worse...

There's also this thing called colchicine that you think is a miracle drug as after taking 3 to 4 times a day for one to three days, you think it flushes out the excess uric acid... Better start Google it as now there are more research done on gout as compared to 20+ years ago when I started having it.

Based on my experience (of course I do not have clinical studies but only look at myself, experience with food intake, medical check up, etc), things will get worse until it start to attack your muscles!

It doesn't happen overnight, but slowly and surely over the years... Without knowing it, one day I realized not only my joints are all stiff and I couldn't even squat down, I lost my calf muscles, thigh muscles and forearm muscles.

I can't play tennis, cycle, swim, etc as every time I do it, it trigger another gout attack!

I only have myself to blame as I truly neglected my health!

Even taking supplement with the hope that antioxidant can help to flush out the uric acid ended in pain!

Simply because any fluctuation in uric acid level in blood (up or down), it triggers another attack!

The years of pain killer also taken it's toll on my liver. So your body starts to get weak!

What can you do?

Well, first, don't get to this stage!

Now that I'm at this stage, everyday for the last 2 years, I wake up with stiff legs, numb feet on a good day.

On a not too good day, in pain. Over the years, it's become bearable pain!

When I have less pain, I am thankful! Imagine!

Taking med to control and lower the uric acid is one way to surely but slowly get back a less painful life, but long term side effect is the one I donno of as yet. But there must be, just like taking med for my blood sugar.

Is there a supplement to help? I donno as supplement is something not enough clinical studies to established the efficacies.

I am taking traditional herbs with the hope that it addresses not the symptoms but the cause. But hey, I abused my body for well over twenty years, I only started this the last 6 months.

I need months further down the road to see the effect... Simply because after trying a few miracle drugs, I finally have to accept the fact that the ones given me instant results have side effects. The faster the results, the worse the side effects!

I hope:

1. You can pass this on to your loved ones and people you care about just so they know.

2. Don't think by eating right, you won't get gout as it got to do with your liver's health. Beans and vegetable can trigger and/or cause gout too.

3. No one in their right mind wants to have this if they know what I know at early stages!

I'm thankful for the tips and traditional cures that people shared with me over the years. I believe them when they say either they or their friends tried and worked.

Probably it's because theirs are not as chronic as mine.

For me, I have to accept it will take time but I believe I can overcome this one day. Address the cause and not the symptoms.

Until then, I just found out I can't eat duck from now.

That, is another item on my long list...

If you're curious, stay away from red meat, shell fish and vegetable protein mainly.

When gout attacks, diary products will prolong it and at times, make it worse.

I notice chicken, turkey, fish (mainly with white flesh) and pork are safe for me.

Hope you will only know of gout but never have to live through it!

Stay well, stay healthy.

Health is wealth!

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A Balanced Life

Even a simple personal objective of mine can be read differently by different people!

I am flabbergasted when I found out to some, a balanced life means doing the least or taking the easier route just so there's less stress!

My definition of A Balance Life is:

1. Doing the best that I can, sometimes even trying harder than my previous attempts just so I know I have done my utter best.

2. Thing beyond my control, learn to accept it.

3. When in doubt, revisit point 1.

I found out the last 2 years if I could successfully achieve point 1 to 3, I'm a happier person. I get to truly use my free time to "not think" and purely enjoy the moment!

This has also lead to having better time spent with family and love ones.

In brief, purely enjoy the NOW time.

I guess one thing I missed out is, have a positive mindset to know that if I have done my very best and if it's the right thing I am going for, all will be just fine!

Everything happens for a reason. The most important thing is, do your best and there must be passion in what you do!

So, here's to my childhood friends, old friends, buddies, family and loved ones, leading a balanced life comes with a positive mindset!

For those that I have been pushing hard for you to challenge yourselves, it's because I see the potential in you.

For those that I haven't and/or don't... I'm sorry... The mind gap is so pronounced that I donno where to start...

I hope one day we can meet in the middle and explore further...

With this, I hope I can rest my mind and don't feel frustrated that I can't help more people in my life.

After all, I need to have the Serenity to Accept Things I Can't Change to lead a more Balanced Life!

Last but not least, I thank Heavenly Father for being my guiding light.

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Monday, May 16, 2011


Three contractors bidding to fix a broken fence at the PM's residence.

One is from MIC, another, MCA and the third is from UMNO.

All three go with the PM's House-official to examine the fence.

The MIC contractor takes out a tape measure and does some
measuring, then works some figures with a pencil.

"Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The MCA contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The UMNO contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the House-official and whispers, "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the
other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The UMNO contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you. We hire the guy from MCA to fix the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is 1Malaysia!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Good Night Sayang, One Last Time.

You came into my life when I started my career alone in KL.

You greeted me outside the gate every evening without failed.

In time, you jumped into my car when I opened the car door; when I was supposed to get out of the car to open the gate.

You soon became part of my life.

Through thick and thin, you stuck by me.

You enjoyed my success together with me and you stayed with me when times were bad.

From a playful and at times, impossible one year old, you have grown to be an adorable, loyal, sweet and beautiful adult dog.

You grew old gracefully and continued to be there everyday.

Greeting me when I left the house and waiting patiently for me to come home.

You used to be able to squeeze through the gate to go for your walk about but always came back just in time to see me getting out of the house to go to work.

When I reached home, you would be there waiting!

The few times I caught you coming home after I was at home, I discovered that you could be shy and tried to hide your embarrassment by burying your face on my lap!

I loved it when you did that!

You used to follow next to the car until I reached the main junction around the corner every time I left the house.

You grew a little wider over the years. I had to saw one of the bars from the gate just so you could get out to do your daily walk about.

When Pam came into my life, you accepted her and became a great companion to us.

The last few years, my health deteriorated and I didn't get the chance to spend much time with you everyday.

But whenever I got the chance to go out, you would be waiting for me at the front door and when I came back, you were always waiting by the gate patiently for me to let you out for your walk about.

It took you some time to get used to staying at home without being able to go out through the gate after your visit to the hospital 2 years back, when we decided to let you spent more time at home.

You adjusted well my love.

Looking back, I'm so glad we did the renovation. You got the chance to stay at the front of house instead of being alone at the back.

You seemed happier as you continued to go out for your walk. Even though it's only twice a day instead of as you liked.

You were less alert as compared to before, but I was happy for you as I felt you should be enjoying your old age, rest more and slept more.

You left us on Easter Monday, April 26 without saying goodbye.

But from your sleeping position, I believed you passed on in your sleep.

I thank God that you didn't suffer and passed away peacefully.

Girl, just over the weekend I have embarked on the next phase of my life. I thought you were going to give me at least the next few years to move us all into a bigger house with more space for you to run around.

I'm sorry it took me too long.

Thank you for coming into my life.

Thank you for being my only companion for many years until Pam came into both our lives.

Thank you for the memories. 14 years of great friendship and companionship.

I'm glad I told you I love you just few days back.

Thank you Girl.

Dear Heavenly Father, Girl is with you now. Please bless her soul and thank you for letting her passed away in her sleep without suffer.

Good night sayang, one last time.

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