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Thursday, September 27, 2007

since serena did post something like this in her blog... i share a little of what i watched recently while in prague...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

a client friend of mine introduced me to a centre call growth vision last night, and the ending section of the introductory session was this "card game" of sorts, which i only learnt was called the enlightenment pack in english. the online version is slightly different from the version that i tried last night; but the cards are illustrated in the same consistent style.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

one apology over the phone, clears the air.

thanks jr for accepting it!

phew... finally cleared my ippt for the 400 bucks last night... the fitness specs went out of their way to assist me though i was reaaally late for the test. karaoke, here i come!

Friday, September 14, 2007

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it into a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

sun tze has also just become a personal advisor of mine through what I'm reading lately. Of course, bruce lee as well, if you recognize the quotation above.

just bought the samsung 226bw that i was thinking over recently, it's a nice thing to have more real estate on the screen that i work on. the older 940b is a sidekick monitor, when i'm using my home computer instead of my laptop. great for putting my canoscan software to run off it...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

watched 881 last night.

had a proposal that got me in a headache for the whole afternoon. i need to learn meditation fast. however, it is probably coming at a time where i have ample planning action.

being able to "let go" would be a major key in making this big decision - and i have decided on a "yes" - the scheduled time would be after this work period is over.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

a friend of mine had this title msn title that went something along the lines of not letting people who treat you for an option. kind of reminds me about a particular experience i had late last year.

and by chance coming across some random wedding studio shots - i'm on a mixed bag of views - if it's worked into the budget without skimping (i believe, if one's gonna do something - do it well or just forget it) then by all means carry on; however if it's just couple see couple do, then it can be just packed and just lumped into the trashbin. after seeing some of the fanciful things that can be worked into a "package", i really wonder, how much time couples spend (on the average) their time upon discussing the long term union of their lives, instead of paltry items like which hotel to host the banquet; what kind of bridal wear; where to go for the studio shots etc. and of course the best joke is about the actual day photographer who gives "unlimited" shots because that would work out to probably 1 frame per second for the entire run of the actual day!

some things are just plain hilarious, i must say. look into the longer term good instead of short term fanciful fluff - that's what i'm training myself to do right now.

Sunday, September 02, 2007


my dad is absolutely tight-lipped about his retirement planning (and turning 60 in 3 weeks' time) - and i was asking out of concern about his ideas about finances post-retirement (he tendered resignation last month apparently) about how to sustain an income stream, his reply was in the lines of he'd disappear off the face of earth if he had no money. and he still wants to get the canon eos-40d... despite having sold off his previous eos-350d as he found that he had no particular use for it. if he can let the family know that he's capable of self-reliance for the retirement years, of course he can go ahead.

and mom just got back, but when i explained the options of her age 55 next month, she was rather more upset that she didn't get the 4d number this weekend instead of looking at her son in the eyes.

granted they brought me up, but is that a proper reciprocation of how they expect to talk to a living human being called son? with all due respect i maintain for them, but i feel a sense of uneasiness as they know not of "living in the now."

now looking at this from a higher level, it's not hard to find out why i also have odd streaks, confusion, habits and behaviours about money since young... but too as i write this, i am reminding myself to seek those individuals who are concerned about the security of their future.

as the saying goes, "no ones plans to fail"... however most people "fail to plan." which camp would you prefer to be in?