“You’ve got to find what you love. & that is true for your work as it is for your lovers.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it, keep looking. Don’t settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you found it.
& like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
So keep looking, don’t settle.” Steve Jobs
Flu is not the worst but is one of the most troublesome and disturbing illnesses. It itches your nose, disturb you at sleep and make your eyes teary at all times. As if it is not bad enough, it numbs your taste buds and human’s oldest sense of smell too.
One morning I woke up with a really bad throat. One that hurts when you swallow your saliva. Throat felt terribly dry too. Then, arrived the sneezing and watery eyes. By evening, I was too drowsy for anything else but a good good sleep. (Plus a little stomach upset made the day even worst!!!) I was literally yearning for my bed. The next day, climax came. Bones aching, head spinning, sneezing increases by 200%, mucus came flowing and tissue BOXES to the rescue!!! Haha. Anything good tasted like nothing. Anything yummy smelled like nothing. Only like plain air.
But one good lesson learnt! Never ever exercise when you are down with flu. (Think my brain went a little crazy); to think I went for fitball still. Haha, interesting. Never in my life I did this. But I told myself, I paid for the gym already at a monthly fees of $150 plus since Im down on MC, which means no appointment-day so probably is the best time to do it at no guilt of having to cancel appointments or meetings. Perhaps a little exercise will help in recovery faster? That was my initial mindset. Thank god it was only fitball and not kickboxing. My bones was literally cracking all the way when it got stretched on the huge ball. Kinda SHIOK actually. Coz the whole body felt lighter and any possible water retention seemed to disappear. Apparently , I think if we were to exercise when we are sick, we tend to perspire easier as body is taking double the effort to work. (Now i understand the meaning of stiff bones when one lies too long on the bed.) Fitball was a great way to stretch it and improve on the blood circulation. But when it came to the strenuous bouncing movement, I technically had to slow down, couldn’t catch up. Breathing got a little challenging. Guess my respiratory system wasn’t ready for battle yet. But thank god once again for the teacher was really fun and interesting!! Makes everyone enjoy the class even more. After the class, I felt really fresh but my limbs were immediately feeling worn out. Good amount of aching especially when you try to squat or a simple sit. Goodness, thighs were the first to feel it. Next comes the abdomen and rib cage. Woolala! So bottom line is: WHen one is down is with flu, Never ever exercise!! Just take loads of rest, be as much couch/bed potato as you like, eat veggies like rabbits and cows, drink tons of sky juice (aka water) and think positive!! Stretching definitely helps but not exercise!!
We may take tons and tons of pictures each day and each year. But what is the percentage we actually developed them out, keep it nicely in an album for our next generation to see? Pictures are a great way to tell stories of our past if the living ones are no longer around. My personal belief is: no matter how high tech the world can be, nothing beats real personal touch from developed pics. Coms are meant to store all pics, but albums keep the important ones. So let’s return to olden days technology once in a while.
Post No. 1:
Today is the first day of CNY 2010 (aka Chinese New Year). In the lunar calender, this is like the first day of a brand new year. Shall also mark the first day to my blog opening ^^. I used to have my very first blog when I was 17 with livejournal, selling hand-painted maryjanes. Response was great. The feeling of starting one’s little business felt great! First sale to a stranger; first compliment from a customer, first feedback user and also the first refered customer by another. Every-first-blog-thing is deeply etched to my mind still. I’m sure for other entrepreneurs (be it online or mortar etc) probably share the same feeling too. Setting up an online shop was initially something meant as an experience and a little pocket-money source apart from teaching private tuition and from parents. Painting is also my hobby and a way to relax. True satisfaction comes when you finish the product and when it seems to be smiling at you.
2nd Blog was more of an impulsive decision when many of us were infatuated by taiwan’s wave on blogging. Famous stars like Xiao Zhu, Wu Zun, Yan Ya Lun, Tanya and many more seem to be hitting the blogs. But of course, anything by impulsiveness probably seldom last long. This theory applies to my 2nd blog.
& Finally comes WordPress.com. Felt like it is gonna be here to stay. *finger cross*
3 Years…it has been a 3 good years already since my school days. Not a long period neither a short one either. Many things happened. Many events took place, moulding my brain from a platinum 1 to 4 and more.
One of the major changes is…2010 is the first time in my whole life without grandma around.
2009 Christmas had been one of the worst ones as it departed with my dearest and one and only living grandma.
Leaving is probably easy but coping wasn’t. It is like: Sleeping is easy but to sleep a good sweet one isn’t to some of us.
I didn’t understand the old cliche of ” Time will heal” until my grandma event. This really works very very well for people who lost their loved ones. So next time, (touchwood), if any of your friends lost their loved ones, this is one piece of golden advice to give. For it gives power and numbs our pain. Most importantly, it hints a form of encouragement to move on. This is probably one of the things our loved ones who have passed on will want us, the livings ones to have. To move on and not dwell on the past. They can be ‘alive’ in our thoughts always but definitely will not want us to miss our future golden moments because of them as well. Because they LOVE us and LOVE means to let go when necessary.
Came across some really classic pictures when my uncle and auntie were going through my grandma’s items. Thank god camera was invented. If you were in my shoes, you’ll understand why.
i somehow just had this feeling when i see the pics…that, my grandma wasn’t a very happy woman afterall. From 20s to 40s, most of the pics of her were not smiling compared to my grandpa. Probably yes to more smiles when she reached 50s and above. When I was younger, I didnt know the reason why. But when I saw her younger days photos, I guess I know why…