About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Don't let it go to waste

This is my 817th blog, I expected I would have written 1000 blog posts but this is not to be because of my shift in focus the last few months.

I still continue writing because I like too but I am also busy in the midst of work and other priorities in life have take more of a center stage that has taken my time and thus inability to write a blog as frequent as I used too.

I am also writing short stories which I would eventually like to publish but this is on a different schedule.

Nevertheless, when I look back at 3 plus years of blogging, I am somewhat pleased at the increased readership especially this year.

The following are the ten of my most read blogs. Perhaps there may be some error in the way it is calculated as some of them certainly would have more viewers but not a unique click and not measured in the system. I am surprised what some readers find interesting but I guess everyone likes a different thing.
  1. Do you feel clearly, do you see clearly, do you hear clearly?  Apr 19, 2011, 1 comment 3,918 Pageviews
  2. It's tool time; what type of a tool are you? Jan 14, 2011, 3 comments 3,469 Pageviews
  3. El Nino and La Nina, for the 600th time already Aug 20, 2010, 1 comment 3,407 Pageviews
  4. Power of visualisation Apr 11, 2011 2,440 Pageviews
  5. Ho'oponopono - I'm sorry, Please forgive me, I love you and I thank you Feb 6, 2011, 6 comments 1,453 Pageviews
  6. A hot summer day Jun 26, 2011, 1 comment 1,371 Pageviews
  7. Auld lang syne Dec 31, 2010, 5 comments 841 Pageviews
  8. Experiencing a Personal Miracle Jan 23, 2011, 3 comments 776 Pageviews
  9. Relaxing the body and stilling the mind Apr 17, 2011 768 Pageviews
  10. Sejuk Giler Sunday Feb 1, 2009, 2 comments 711 Pageviews
I do not receive many comments on the blogs I post, sometimes 1 or 2 at most. But 3 blogs received somewhat more of a response, like the 3 below:
  1. If I were a girl - 11 comments
  2. People are people - 11 comments
  3. London, London - 9 comments
Some months my blogs have had a theme and direction and many times it is just my musings, my problems, my life, my thoughts.

Today is Halloween, and my thoughts are all on the ghosts roaming around. I would like to ask them what are they doing here? Have they not seen the light? Are they really ghosts or a figment of one's imagination?

I see jins and bunyans and pontianaks and orang minyak and hantu kum kum are very specific to this region like in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Makes me wonder why they never migrated to Australia or Europe or America like so many Malaysians have.

I think about angels and wonder, aren't they also some form of ghosts or spirits or figments of imagination?

I think of middle earth and wonder whatever happened to the leprechauns and the fairies, are they coming out from middle earth anytime?

I think of the genie in the lamp, what happened after the 3 wishes? Was it set free? Are there other genies in the lamp?

I think of psychics and palm readers and people who see your future. Why are they still going around and making money this way? Why don;t they predict the next big lottery number, win it and retire and enjoy the rest of their lives?

I think about God and the Universal energy and sometimes wonder why we are not created equal. Which one of us are created in his image?

I think about my soul and my body and feels the soul which is the energy is reunited with Universal energy but the body is the one that is eco-friendly as well, recycled, reused and not gone to waste.

My ashes will become fish food and fertilizer for plants and grass which in turn will be eaten by cows and goats.

So one day in the future when I am no longer here, when you have a nice fish head curry, mutton varuvel or a juicy stake - remember, you could be having a piece of me.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you are, but  your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Do you really care what people perceive of you?

Do you care about your reputation?

Most of us do, although it perhaps we should not, it is not easily done.

Perception is not something easy to wash off. Neither is a reputation.

But in this journey that I am going through, I have started to care less of my reputation - be it good or bad - and not to bothered about people's perception of me.

If people have some areas that I can improve on to make me a better person, a better human, a better soul, so be it. Maybe it works and maybe it does not. Everyone and everything has a journey of their own.

A tree may grow old for hundreds of years and be chopped down to make the dining chair that you may be sitting on now, but such is the journey of the tree.

A cow could be happily be grazing around and be the burger that you eat in a month.

My body will one day be the dust, the earth, the fertilizer for the crass and the trees ... thus, in that sense, one day I will be "eaten" by the cow or the tree or the fishes of the sea.

Until that day come, I am still in this form.

My soul, not I know where it goes.

Energy just converts to another energy form.

My character is all I know and build and live.

Take care and be well.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Deadly Virus Alert

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK).

If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus will wipe out your private life entirely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends and purchase one or both of the antidotes - Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER).

Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What drives your life?

A friends statement in Facebook read, "These days people are more busy finding parking spots for their car than finding parking spots in people's heart."

To expand this a little, people, including myself - guilty as charged, are busy busy busy. And it is all about me, me, me.

How many take time to just sit quietly every day? Or meditate? Or speak to God or listen to God? Or be one with Universe?

Sorry, I am too busy. No time. We are no longer driven in life by the right things, the things that ought to matter.

In Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life, he starts the book by the biggest and simplest revelation, "IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU!"

So what drives your life?

Many are driven by guilt. They spend their whole lives running away from regrets and hiding their shame. They allow their negative past to control their present and their future.

It took me a while from having the dark knowledge of my past, way way past, lives long gone, to be able to move on in the present.

Many are driven by resentment or anger. They spend their whole life being angry at something or someone and sometimes even at themselves for nothing. People hold on to hurts from the past and never learn to let them go. Eventually this anger and resentment controls them.

Many are driven by fear. We all have some fears but when we are driven by fear, it consumes us. 

Many are driven by materialism. Most people driven by material goods will never have the spiritual peace. They are driven to acquire more and more possessions and believe that security can only be found in having more.

Many are driven by need for approval. Many people allow their need for other people’s approval to control their lives. They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.

There are five main benefits to living a purpose-driven life. They are:
  1. Knowing My Purpose Gives Meaning To My Life - Humans were made to have meaning. Without purpose, life is meaningless. A meaningless life is a life without hope or significance. This is a profound statement and one that everyone should spend time pondering. Universe gives purpose. Purpose gives meaning. Meaning gives hope and significance. There is awesome truth contained within that logic.
  2. Knowing My Purpose Simplifies My Life - My purpose becomes the standard I use to determine which activities are important and which are not. If an activity does not further my purpose it can, and often should, be removed or ignored. My purpose gives me the foundation on which to base decisions and allocate my time and resources.
  3. Knowing My Purpose Focuses My Life - With a determined purpose I can focus my time and energy on what is truly important. Without purpose I may always be getting distracted and changing direction. Focusing on a few things that fulfill my purpose will yield better results than attempting to focus on many things that may not.
  4. Knowing My Purpose Motivates My Life - Purpose produces passion. By knowing my purpose I will be passionate about achieving it.
  5. Knowing My Purpose Prepares Me For Eternity - My time on earth is nothing more than a preparation for eternity. What matters in the end is not whether people remember me after I am gone but what Universe says about my life. Building an eternal legacy is far more important than building an earthly one.
You know, in the book, Warren takes you through a 40-day journey.

In January this year, I talked about a 30-day journey.

Today, I tell you a journey does not require 30 days or 40 days or 100 days. It does not matter how long you remain on the journey.

What is most important is the first step to start a journey. Most people who read this may not even start on their journey, some are already well into their journey. Either way, the most important and critical path of any journey is starting one.

So, come on, do it, take that first step, make that first decision, start your journey.

Take care and be well.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I have seen all James Bond flicks, yes all 22 plus of 1. Why 22 plus 1? Because 22 were official James Bond flicks whereas 1 is not.

Can you guess which one?

Never Say Never Again, 1983 - This movie is included in the James Bond movie list even though it is not counted as an "official" James Bond movie by purists as it was produced by a rival movie company. However, to those of us who just enjoy James Bond films, it's still James Bond 007 and hence its inclusion in the Bond movie list. Sean Connery returned to play James Bond 007 in the movies one more time.

My favorite James Bond until this day is still Sean Connery and I do hope he returns to play a retired 007 some day.

I was a little disappointed when they replaced Pierce Brosnan but Daniel Craig has done quite a decent job although some of his roles were crap.

So, what is new about James Bond?

Well the official 23rd movie and actual 24th James Bond flick is in production. The working title is 23 but they will obviously have some typical James Bond movie title to it soon enough.

Daniel Craig will be back as expected. But what is new is the villain.

Can anyone name me the actors name of a James Bond villain? There have been many memorable ones but none of them were huge actors or big actors. Most of the villains were just method or character actors who always played secondary type roles. None were academy award winners or really famous.
But guess what? That all changes now.

Javier Bardem has officially confirmed that he will be the bad guy in the new James Bond film

Definitely looking forward to Javier playing a villain in a 007 flick and definitely, I will continue seeing James Bond flicks even if they put stiffs like Timothy Dalton in the role.

Will you be looking forward to the next James Bond flick?

Take care and be well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

iLeft, vSad

So, one of the greatest technoventors of my time is dead at 56. I particularly like the tribute The Star newspaper had, just his picture and the statement, "iLeft, vSad."

Okay, in all honesty, am I sad? Perhaps for the moment I heard the news I was sad and perhaps I feel we have lost one of the greatest techno inventors but then again, everyone will die.

I am in this world for a very limited time as are you. I sympathise with his family who have lost a father and husband. I am not sure whether he was a good one or a bad one and it is not my place to judge. Some say he was a great philanthropist and others say he was not, who cares, he is dead. Some say he was Buddhist but even Buddha said he did not preach a religion but a way of life, so perhaps he was just agnostic or perhaps an atheist even, but who really cares? Does that really matter now?

Steve Jobs left a legacy but so did the inventor of television. Do you know who invented television?

I mean no disrespect to Steve. What I am trying to get at is that soon people will forget what you have done even if you are the greatest.

So, what is the purpose of life then? The key message from a book I am reading called "The purpose driven life" is that it is not about you. You are just a speck in this universe and you serve a higher purpose.

In Steve's speech above, amongst the key messages to me are:-
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you ...truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Everything else is secondary. Your time is limited in this world. Only you decide how you serve your time.

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

This is more difficult because most of us work to pay the bills and feed the stomach. So, it is not always easy to find what you love and actually make money out of it.
As for me, I did enjoy blogging and writing but so many things has been going on at work as well as at home that I honestly have had to give up on things I love to do in order to pay the bills and feed the stomach.
This past month has somehow been more difficult than even in my working life and the stress has led me to an interesting path and journey.
I cannot promise that I will please you readers by writing more nor can I promise that I have the road to happiness because everyone has a different road and takes a different journey and has different priorities.
Take care and be well.