Marraige life is so different in a way.
Long were the days where my mum will nag me to shower and study.
Gone were the personality clashes because my Dad is a strong man with a keen interest in keeping us in check.
Freedom to choose what i want to do in my own house, my own property, is the new tune to my life.
The rythmn to my life revolves around my wife and me and how we keep the house clean, the activities coming up, the give and take of life.
Somehow it feels foreign and surreal.
Which forces one to grow up.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford
Every time you flip over a page of a calendar.
I sense a feeling of freshness.
The new page of dates, dotted with upcoming activities.
Anticipation, excitement, passion fills the brain.
Its an amazing 1 month thus far!
Saw a post on fb that shows a cancer survivor telling her story. How she realised she had cancer and made a decision to travel the world, completed the 7 wonders of the world, came back and defeated cancer.
Tonight was also the fight night at zouk for our fighters. Amazing! We won 2 out of 3 games. Congratulations to dedication and passion! Chris fight on for another day!
The only person that can tell us its impossible is myself. Keep the faith and passion py.
Reminded of karen yong teacher's gift to me on choices too.
Walking towards the road of marraige
There are times in my life where i felt surreal.
This is one of such time.
A defining moment in my life, a milestone.
One step at a time, i am approaching my milestone.
First time i took a fighter for a competition and lost.
I think i didn't prepare him well enough.
Much more work to be done.
you replied and said that i have hurt you deeply and you didn't know how black a period you have fallen into.
you told me that i am seeking comfort from the fact that you are okay.
truth is, i have moved on.
you gave up on me. on us.
i was in a deep hole, lost, going spiralling nowhere.
i logic told me to moved on, and my sec sch teacher's voices been niggling me to do just that.
and i did.
i am getting married, and i just wanted you to know. which i did. and i have no regrets whatsoever.
i am sorry, i am not the constant.
because you put in a X before and after the constant.
empathy is such a ginormous word
poured water into a glass and it spilled. this is quite off. i go oh! closed the cap of the kettle. Placed my glass on the table and bent down and cleaned up the mess using a floor mat.
a cup can only hold so much water. no matter how much more i pour, it is still only hold that much volume. i guess it is the same as everything in life, there is a limit to everything. when the limit is exceeded, the water spills, another will need to do some clean up.
i reflected on this and i noted that i was thinking of something else when i am doing pouring water into my cup. i know i am a chronically bad multi-tasker according to close friends and my gf. but i guess for everyone, there is a limit of how many things one can multi-task. and this is a timely reminder that if i take for granted the abilities i have right now, i will be pretty much experiencing spilled water and the work of cleaning up. again.
Dalai Lama responded to an interview recently in July15
Interviewer : What do you think about terrorists like ISIS and their acts, and can buddhism help this situation?
Dalai Lama : Paused for a good 2seconds said, i read some newspaper and i saw the pictures... of the beheadings. They are masked. Why are they (executioners) masked i asked myself. They themselves, they themselves know they are doing something wrong. That is why they are masked. They know this is wrong. If not they will be proud of what they are doing, show their face...
I chanced upon this sentence, and i saw the tears welling up in this aged 80yrs buddhist ginormous icon. I realised he is just like us. he feels pain. he sees more than me. and i have much to learn. much more experience to pick up. end off with what he said when he started this interview, "Westerners like to say time is money, money is time. I like to say, time is experience, experience is time."
"The stress comes when you have three or four tricky decisions to make and they are weighing on you. You know that once you have made it, things will start moving, you can't retrieve it, so you have got to be very careful that you have made the right decision. Once you have made it, I find the stress is not so great because you have thought over all your alternatives and this is the best, you move." - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/keeping-fit-mr-lee-kuan-yews-way-19920510#3