Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Pit Stop.

1 January 2012 @ The Bull, Shanghai

It's really been awhile.. writing down my thoughts in ways that I used to seem so far away. But with a sudden burst of inspiration, I'd thought I'd capture a lil of what transpired at the start of this year before the momentum of time continues.. (in bullet form =P)

Lessons from 2008-2011
  • fight for your dreams, no one is going to do it for you.
  • passion> common wisdom. in all things, you must enjoy what you do.
  • friendships take effort, make sure you balance your time and still have a core called home.
  • family is the most important thing.
  • God's hand is always on your life.. if you allow Him to play His part.
  • taking regular breaks out of the city is a must and very therapeutic.
  • 'world class' is what it takes to get you to the top.
  • being nice pays off big time in ways you cannot imagine.
  • serving 'full time' should not be exclusive to people working in church or religious organisations only.
  • the world is large, but being the best amongst them isnt impossible.
  • being level headed and keeping emotions low is extremely important in times of crisis.
  • try not to find love in hopeless places again, it aint gonna work out.
  • when faced with a challenge, always take it head on and spend more time defining the problem before thinking of solutions.
  • get uncomfortable, it is the only way to grow.
  • climbing the corporate ladder is great, however not that fantastic after all. be different, be disruptive in nature, you might be surprised with the outcome.
  • time moves too fast, circumstances change too quickly. 2-3 year plans are the new 5-10 year plans of the past. re-calibrate every 6 months.
  • knowing your past, helps you fight for your future and be grateful for the life youve lived.
  • when in pain, remember that time heals, and miracles do happen.
  • there is nothing that He will give you that you cannot bear.
  • things dont just happen all the time, youve gotta take that step and make that move.
  • action is better than inaction.
  • when leading teams, care first, instruct later, let the goal be the ultimate boss.
  • life should be fun, have a random theme song for every occasion :)
  • if you ever forget, remember that you are extremely blessed.
  • simplicity is key, having a child like faith is important. so be simple, be uncomplicated.
  • there is beauty in uncertainty.
  • you were meant to live an extraordinary life.. nothing less.

I remember 'The Start' when everything changed. Its been an amazing ride and am extremely excited with whats ahead of me this year.

Perhaps I'll be having more pit stops in 2012, whatever it is, I am determined to make 2012 the best year of my life just yet.

..and it starts with a choice.

Here we go! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Need of The Human Heart.

Outward Bound, Lumut, Malaysia.

TO BELIEVE: All human hearts need to have faith in something or someone.

TO BELONG: All human hearts need to experience community and family.

TO BECOME: All human hearts need to grow, stretch, and reach their potential.


It's been quite awhile, feels good to be back.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hide and Seek.

ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut outs

Thursday, January 29, 2009


There's nothing like it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

2 Days. Everything Changes.

The Start.

So fast, so quickly, I will be stepping into the next lap of my journey. The season of being a university student passed by with many significant milestones, the good and the bad. I am reminded that these simple entries help me remember. Remembering is important, something that many of us have come to forget.

It has been more than 3 months since I got back from Sydney, honestly, my life down South seems so far away. Yet, on many occasions, I cannot believe I am home. Just a short recap:

What is the best thing about being back?
  • Being with the people that I care about the most. My family and friends, they make the world a better place to be in. The sensation of being home, there is nothing like it. The taste of home cooked food, driving out at midnight for a drink, and knowing that this is the best place for me to be at in this season of my life.
What is the worst thing about being back?
  • Not being able to find the people I once knew. I am all for change, as most of the time, good change is equivalent to growth. But not finding the people I hope to meet after a year would answer that question best. Besides that, I miss the care-free life I enjoyed in Sydney, as well as the great friends that I have come to know during my stint there.

Being away and back has to be one of the greatest experiences, to see life from a far and then come back to it, its nothing short than an extraordinary learning curve. The best bits would be learning to appreciate the simplest of life's gift, the company of amazing friends, and accepting everything as it comes our way with open arms.


As I enter the working world in 2 days, everything changes. Goodbye to the late mornings and late nights, just-a-call-away appointments, dvds into the mornings, and unending poker sessions. But more than that, it is time to steer towards what I want. To take this season as the foundation of my career, to build a solid ground for the greater things to come.

Most of the time, from the time of our parents, they have worked to put food on the table. We grow up with the ideal that whatever makes more money is the best bet. As much that its a very noble idea, to be able to feed the family more than sufficiently. I am hoping that I would learn satisfaction as I work.

Satisfaction that is not of contentment for what we already have, but that what we are doing with our lives contributes to a greater cause. Satisfaction that we are growing and reaching our full potential for all that we can become. Satisfaction, to know we are at the right place at the right time, doing the right things with the right people.


After a long break since December, I am ready for the next step.

They say memory is the new sex.

And the journey begins.