Month: December 2008

Hello 2009

“If we aren’t willing to pay a price for our values, if we aren’t willing to make some sacrifices in order to realize them, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.” [Barack Obama from his book ‘Audacity of Hope’]

Yea, everybody will say ‘bye bye 2008’..and true…another year, without us to realize it..Time is like flying soooo fast now, can’t even complete what I had planned for 2008..hmm mebbe it’s because of my time management, mebbe it’s because too many things come on my way, mebbe its because I didn’t care enough on things that I had been set?hmmm I don’t know…

My excuse is : I planned, but its God to decide..:)..what an excuse!!

Think back on what I have gone through for the past 1 year..i did learn a lot..mebbe without realizing it, the year give me so many experiences bad and good in my life..Makes me wiser, makes me mature, makes me appreciate people and things around me…And most of all, makes me love me more 🙂…yea, sometimes in certain situation, i did punish myself for ..well something that comes unexpectedly on my way..but as time goes by, I know it’s stupid to live in my-own-created-dull-world while the real world is so beautiful, so big, so fantastic… to enjoy ..:)…Life is short..make it sweet ..I was a great believer on ‘Forgiveness is giving up my right to hate someone for hurting me.’ Well closing the 2008 curtain , open up brand new life for 2009..New and fresh and ‘formatted’.. I don’t want to believe it anymore..maybe I learn that to live-happily-ever-after we need to cut all the strings that hold us back from moving forward.….Yezza..heheh…

Mebbe for some of us, to think about all the plans and all the stuffs to do is something that a waste of time..life is spontaneous 🙂..yea, i do agree sometimes….. but mebbe i am kind of person who need to know that something is there..i don’t like starting things that will only lead me to nowhere..yayy..so better plan and decide earlier 🙂

Today is 31…we gonna celebrate the end of the year few hours from now..Strange, yet true..Closing another year..Hmmm..With all the economic crisis and hopefully not politics turning bad, 2009 might be quite tough for us.Nasib baik, the fuel price turun..if not..another silent killer..:)..But actually its all depends on how we deal with it, i may say..or in sabah language we say ‘dari ko saja baitu’ :D..

So what’s next… 2009, nice figure, one year older..umm nop..one year wiser…:)…Uh, i haven’t get my 2009 plan documented and signed..hahaha…But seriously, not all things can be planned, it comes when the time is there, so here comes the excuse again….hehe….I did list down some new resolution with a hope…let it guide me to start the first day on 2009 until the last day..If God still haven’t fired me from this world, then i shall enjoy every minutes of the new year, new resolutions, new life..:)

Happy New Year all…May God Bless!!

p/s My very first list on my new resolution: Live Happy

The First Week at home…

1 st day at home.
Its been sooo long..1 year since i finally home..well nothing better than home! ..Reach home (Ranau) at nite cuz stay at my cousin’s apartment at KK for a while, taking a nap, got quite bad airsickness ..:)..after feel a bit better, we continue the journey to ranau..
Reach home, with all dinner prepared! Yayy..well actually celebrating my nephew’s birthday, and as the VIP, they have to wait for us..heheheh…
Having the party ended, i really need a rest, taking my bath and GOSh!! ITS TOO COLD!! Really! Like ice! Somemore need to wash my hair, as i am having air sickness, feel like crying..but..yeah have to mandi..uuu~..
And the moment that i miss so much is when my mommy helps me to blow dry my hair, after mandi..hehehe..yea, manja a bit after long time tida balik..Sitting on my bed, while my mommy dry my hair, until i finally sleep, i didn’t realize when……

2nd Day.
Second day, i wake up at 10++, and it feels sooooo good to feel the fresh air at my kampung again..yups, pure air…no pollution…
Hmm nothing much on 2nd day, just helping my mommy to re-arrange the house…and unpack my stuffs in my room..ah! look at my beloved room …feel like want to hug every inch of it..hehe…My mommy always keep it clean when i am away, and it always look the same as before..i love it!

3rd Day.
I wake up early ..umm 9..consider early la rite …i heard my aunt want to go to sawah to check the padi..so i decided to go..ummm quite a day!haha…u see, its raining quite heavily last nite, and its toooo cold, and the jalan also full with lumpur..

Cantik kan…hayatilah keindahan lumpur..:)
The sawah is so beautiful..

Haha..i am imagining myself as ‘ahli porengers’, to walk and walk and walk so far and far and far….eerieeee…!hehe

Isn’t this stunningly beautiful…..ah! i love nature..:)

..But its cool, sort of like adventure..haha..well, i just wandering around at sawah and taking pics here and there..my aunt just checking the water level and we lepak2 in the hut afterwards..


I come back from sawah about 3, then my other aunt family come over..wah, i haven’t mandi with all the lumpur on me, hurrying up taking shower and preparing for tea time..

Luckly my brother bought a cake so i just make a tea, Nescafe and the cake..yay…simple..haha..My aunt family leave around 6 and i continue cleaning all the stuffs..

Fuh, really busy day..hehe..then i take a break for 1 hour to watch my fav drama : Wanted:Son in laws..haha…at 8, i rush back to kitchen and arranging some cookies and drinks for the carols team which will be arrive soon..

Yea the carols was very fantastic..Feel the spirit of Christmas..Even tho its very cold outside, they still go 1 house to another to do the carolling..and i adore the kids for that..They all are just around 12-20, well teen la, but they full with Christmas spirit!

4th , 5th and 6th day
Well its Christmas!! Merry Merry Christmas!!…i always love Christmas, and i will always do…2 days quite bz with all the preparation, to celebrate the big day..On Christmas eve, all the families gather and have a beautiful Christmas eve..Also celebrate my cousin’s (Dido) birthday on 25th, yep, Christmas Birthday…:)

After Christmas Mass on the 25th, we all balik kampung to help my cousin (Emily) for her Big Day..Not so much to do, but we all there to give her support!! 😀

With my niece Sonia, nephew Rahul and cousin Martha a.k.a Gompisuk

With my cousin Jewin

Me helping on the Church decoration, and yep we did it splendidly!yayyy…:)..Well its her wedding and everything must be beautiful and sweet, a present for my beloved cousin…

On the wedding, she look so gorgeous as she walks on the aisle…well, i cant tell how much i adore the moment when my uncle give her away, it just so sweet..

You by my side, that’s how I see us,
I close my eyes, and I can see us.
We’re on our way to say, “I Do-oo,”
My secret dreams have all come true.

I see the church, I see the people,
Your folks and mine happy and smiling,
And I can hear sweet voices singing,
Ave Maria.


Oh my love, my love,
Can this really be?
That someday you’ll walk,
Down the Aisle with me.

Let it be, make it be,
That I’m the one for you.
I’ll be yours, all yours,
Now and forever.

I see us now, your hand in my hand,
This is the hour, this is the moment,
And I can hear sweet voices singing,
Ave Maria…

Emily and Harvey …

Their first dance on the reception was Always, by Bon Jovi..

As the youngest child, of course the mom will shed a tear…:)..but yep, happy moment!! …and…welcome to the family…

The She Leo’s

7th day
Back to Ranau. Wake up early in the morning as i plan to meet my best friend Lala, Any and Jane..Ya, i miss them so much as well..

Lala, she’s my best friend and classmate since standard 5 to form 5..yea, being classmate for 6 years! We go to same Matriculation College after SPM but different class, still same bilik.hahah…so to be exact i see her everyday, for 7 years, in my life, and well, we both knows both darkest secrets!haha..She’s getting married on June next year, with her sweetheart since our college year, well almost 6 years now,and finally they tie the knots..so happy for her and Kulan a.k.a Farid..and at last..i got the chance to ‘interview’ him and yep, he’s nice and adorable..so..ummm..i give him a PASS with flying colours!hahaha…

My best friend ever..during college year

Lala n’ Kulan : On their engagement day

Any and Jane, also my very close friend..Spent my Secondary years with them as well..Only that Jane went to UM Matriculation after SPM, and Any went to Maktab…Any getting married on November next year, but i haven’t got the chance to know her fiancé yet..mebbe later…:)

Jane …

It feel so nice to get to talk to them again, after quite some times..Sharing whats going on in our life and stuffs :)…Well this holiday really mean a lot to me..

To be continue..

The Love..The Christmas

For the love, for the christmas…

I am suppose to be on my bed now, struggling myself to sleep, but i just can’t..I have counted until 1000 sheep, still can’t makes my eyes believe that they need a rest..

So i open my best friend, my blog page and started typing words by words..hahah..

Its Christmas again…A month of Love, a happiness and a celebration..Yeah..What i like about christmas is the feeling of having each other and knowing that i am so lucky for being loved…The sound of my families bising-bising while preparing for the food, all gossips which had been kept for 1 year, the babies crying, the kids blaming each other..jump here n there, ‘killing’ each other.. keep me smiling..i love them, so much…

Tommorow, well today, to be exact, will be my ‘last day’ in office this year..Fuh, im thinking to get MC and just continue my neverending packing…argh…my room is a mess now..I cant decide which one in, which one left, which had to be out again..hahahaha…If only i have pocket doreamon, i will sumbat all my stuffs in..:D

My families will have our Christmas Eve dinner on 24th, after church. usually only for the families..and this year, we wont have Christmas Open House on 25th, but instead will have Christmas Wedding, my Cousin’s (Emily) wedding on 26th Dec. So after church on 25th me and the rest of the families will balik kampung to Bundu Tuhan, to help on the preparation.

On 30th, i might go to Tambunan for another family’s wedding..

After everything settle there, the Ranau Open House will be on 31th Dec 2008, and all are welcome :)…

And i love Christmas tree MOST!!…hehe…My heart will melt each time i saw beautiful Christmas tree..Sunway Pyramid Red Christmas Tree, and Curve Christmas Tree are the Top 2!
Me and Yong have our 6 feet Christmas Tree in our ‘shelter’ at Sunway 🙂 as well..Not fantastically decorated, but it does keep me smiling..:)

So Enjoy Christmas Everyone, spread the LOVE..
Merry Christmas, all with love :)…

A life..A simplicity…

I always adore simplicity in someone’s personality, and to inspire from someones success yet being so humble living their life…Warren Buffet..for an instance..i love him..A man full of knowledge and so simple in his life..the late mother Theresa..her love gives people life…

Yep…Quote me on this : ‘I dont need expensive brands, i make my own successful brand!’ err..someday…hmmm…heheheh

Just to share this post from someone who is very successful, yet the way he think makes me want to know him more….:)


A Blog Posted by Singapore ‘s Youngest Millionaire
By Adam Khoo

Some of you may already know that I travel around the region pretty frequently, having to visit and conduct seminars at my offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Suzhou (China). I am in the airport almost every other week so I get to bump into many people who have attended my seminars or have read my books.

Recently, someone came up to me on a plane to KL and looked rather shocked. He asked, ‘How come a millionaire like you is travelling economy?’ My reply was, ‘That’s why I am a millionaire.’ He still looked pretty confused. This again confirms that greatest lie ever told about wealth (which I wrote about in my latest book ‘Secrets of Self Made Millionaires’). Many people have been brainwashed to think that millionaires have to wear Gucci, Hugo Boss, Rolex, and sit on first class in air travel. This is why so many people never become rich because the moment that earn more money, they think that it is only natural that they spend more, putting them back to square one.

The truth is that most self-made millionaires are frugal and only spend on what is necessary and of value. That is why they are able to accumulate and multiply their wealth so much faster. Over the last 7 years, I have saved about 80% of my income while today I save only about 60% (because I have my wife, mother in law, 2 maids, 2 kids, etc. to support). Still, it is way above most people who save 10% of their income (if they are lucky). I refuse to buy a first class ticket or to buy a $300 shirt because I think that it is a complete waste of money. However, I happily pay $1,300 to send my 2-year old daughter to Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama without thinking twice.

When I joined the YEO (Young Entrepreneur’s Organization) a few years back (YEO is an exclusive club open to those who are under 40 and make over $1m a year in their own business) I discovered that those who were self-made thought like me. Many of them with net worths well over $5m, travelled economy class and some even drove Toyota’s and Nissans (not Audis, Mercs, BMWs).

I noticed that it was only those who never had to work hard to build their own wealth (there were also a few ministers’ and tycoons’ sons in the club) who spent like there was no tomorrow. Somehow, when you did not have to build everything from scratch, you do not really value money. This is precisely the reason why a family’s wealth (no matter how much) rarely lasts past the third generation. Thank God my rich dad (oh no! I sound like Kiyosaki) foresaw this terrible possibility and refused to give me a cent to start my business.

Then some people ask me, ‘What is the point in making so much money if you don’t enjoy it?’ The thing is that I don’t really find happiness in buying branded clothes, jewellery or sitting first class. Even if buying something makes me happy it is only for a while, it does not last. Material happiness never lasts, it just give you a quick fix. After a while you feel lousy again and have to buy the next thing which you think will make you happy. I always think that if you need material things to make you happy, then you live a pretty sad and unfulfilled life.

Instead, what make ME happy is when I see my children laughing and playing and learning so fast. What makes me happy is when I see by companies and trainers reaching more and more people every year in so many more countries. What makes me really happy is when I read all the emails about how my books and seminars have touched and inspired someone’s life. What makes me really happy is reading all your wonderful posts about how this BLOG is inspiring you. This happiness makes me feel really good for a long time, much much more than what a Rolex would do for me.

I think the point I want to put across is that happiness must come from doing your life’s work (be in teaching, building homes, designing, trading, winning tournaments etc.) and the money that comes is only a by-product. If you hate what you are doing and rely on the money you earn to make you happy by buying stuff, then I think that you are living a life of meaningless.

P/s 🙂 just finish google Adam Choo, and edit this post..Above article is entitled ‘Are You Living Like A Prostitute?’ haha…nice one.. chakkk!

When you can live forever..What do you live for?


TWILIGHT
OMG, the movie is really the best piece from Catherine Hardwicke the director. I don’t even dare to blink my eyes afraid to miss main part in it. I memorize every words they said, but well…i can only recall a few now..haha…But quite disappointing tho, the movie had been ‘cut’ here and there..huh!

Synopsis.
When Bella Swan moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie, she finds herself drawn to a mysterious classmate, Edward Cullen. Edward is revealed to be a 108-year-old vampire, but is physically 17-years-old. He lives on the outskirts of Forks with his family, Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie. Although Edward discourages the romance at first, he and Bella soon fall deeply in love. When the arrival of three nomadic vampires—James, Victoria, and Laurent—puts Bella’s life in danger, Edward and his family put their lives at stake to save her.

Review.

“but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”
Yes the story, lead my mind to conclude it as Forbidden Love, where two people in love, yet the rules won’t let them be together forever. . Fantastically directed, the movie captured all audience mind to the life journey of Bella and Edward.
And yea, Edward (Robert Pattinson) absolutely incarcerate my mind, his words, his act and his gaze..Whoo..He’s a hot vampire i tell ya..:D..
Ok my favourite scene: When Bella n Edward went to a class trip in some green house.

EDWARD: So… I wanted to apologize for being rude but not for the rudeness of being rude about not being rude, which I am being right now.
BELLA: …?
EDWARD: In conclusion, we can’be friends, ok thanks bye
.

Haha..ain’t he cute, so nervous to tell Bella what he felt, and end up he ruin the situation. He tried so hard to resist the feeling inside him.
As a ‘vegetarian ’ vampire, Edward Family only eat animal’s blood. But when it comes to bella, Edward almost can’t help himself for wanting her so much, never in his life he wanted a human blood so much.

Edward : But you..your scent is like a drug to me. .my own personal brand of heroin.
Bella: I thought you hated me when we met.
Edward : i did. For making me want you so badly. I still not sure i can control myself.
Bella : I know you can.

Can he…? Hmmmm…….

There might be Part II for this movie, and i just cant wait!!…This movie is NO 1 in US now! Haven’t watch?? For God sake, watch it!! Its a perfect Christmas present for the brain..hahahha.

Besides of Edward and Bella’s love story, the movie also portrays a wonderful bound between a father and daughter. Bella’s parents had been separated since she’s just a small kid, and she live with her mother ever since. But, once her mother re-married, she wants her mother to be happy with her newlywed husband, so she decided to move with her father, which she actually barely knew.

Charlie, her father is a chief policeman in a small town. Hmm here’s the interesting part, where Charlie doesn’t know how to communicate with his 17old daughter, who he really love. He bring her to same restaurant everyday for a dinner, and rarely talk with her about important stuffs, cuz he just don’t know how..he don’t know how and where to start a conversation with her, nor to give her a fatherly advice…Well only after one day, Bella burst into anger, he start collecting his words to tell her how much he love her…is it too late for him? Hmmmm…

Ok i have so much to review here, as i loveeeee this movie, hahahha…but let me finish before my mind full with more and more review.

Family, wedding and home

alamak..look at this sweet sist of mine..Stacy Jane a.k.a Tissut :D..eee, cant wait for home

Huh amanda, she’s the big fan of marsha..suddenly bumped into her at the airport..
Outside the chapel..sweet pic..:)
Cousin, jewin who always perasan tagap..




Yeah..Congratulation to my beloved cousin..Finallyy..:)..

I missed the wedding…no cuti..uuuu~..uwaaa…so sad for not being there with the rest of the family…The wedding was last Thursday, at Dalat Sarawak, and i missed it…uuu~…

Looking at the pics sent by my sist amanda, really makes me feel…sad..i was suppose to be there with the family..eeeee…