Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Memory Loss


I forgot to bring my reading glasses to work today. And this wasn’t the first time; and on several occasions I had forgotten to bring my wallet and my watch as well.

Forgetfulness had affected me and bothered me these days, and I began to worry.

Lately I had tried to be more careful and paid special attention to everything around me and everything I did. They were important and valuable experience to me. They had enriched and enlightened my life, making me understood and appreciated my role in life better.

I had also cherished and treasured every fellowship and relationship. Every encounter became a gift of God in life, and carried deep meanings and implications in life.

I had also become more ready and willing to jot down everything in a dairy to aid my losing memory; it helps significantly and improves my efficiency.

I had also made sure that I had enough rest, taking healthy and well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and had regular workout and exercises. I was not sure whether they are good for memory loss or forgetfulness, but I believed they are definitely helpful.

But the fact that I had forgotten to bring my reading glasses made me worried. I rushed back to get it, and I was thinking what else I could do to reduce my memory loss.

Maybe some mind-challenging games and puzzles? I don’t know. It’s probably not a good idea; too tiring for me.

Some had advised me to take things easy and simply to enjoy life; memory loss is a normal aging process. I don’t know. It’s probably a good idea; but sometimes I am really scared!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Angry And Screamed


From a distance, I heard an angry man yelling; it was the voice of the Administrative Senior Assistance. He was screaming at the top of his lungs; I wondered how many students were involved this time or how they had made him mad and angry. But it was definitely not a great way to start a day!

I looked at my watch; it was a quarter past seven; a sunny and crisp morning for daily activities and routines, outings, travelling, camping........ But it is definitely not for screaming, yelling, shouting and bursting into anger.

This wasn’t the first time I heard him shouted and screamed; I had heard his angry voice several times before early in the morning; sometimes when I was passing by; sometimes when I was sitting quietly doing my work, like today.

I remembered I was like that before; ever self-conscious, self-willed, self-absorbed and self-determining. Extreme egocentric and narcissistic behavior ruins the day; getting moody and paranoid about people is no good for everyone.

Anger management and control, peace building, and emotional wellness are the needs of the day. It takes time, effort, dedication and commitment to learn, practice and perfect.

I have still a lot to learn. But one thing I keep on reminding myself: I must try my best not to get angry, especially at the break of day.

The shout and scream continue in a distance.......

They are hurting one another.......

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Some Simple Rules To Be Happy


Someone email me some simple rules to be happy and I pass it on.

Remember the 5 simple rules to be happy: Free our heart from hatred, free our mind from worries, live simply, give more, and expect less.

No one can go back and make a brand new start, but anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Disappointments are like road humps, they slow us down a bit but we enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the humps too long. Move on!

When we feel down because we didn't get what we want, just sit tight and be happy, because God is thinking of something better to give us.

When something happens to us, good or bad, consider what it means.

There is a purpose to life's events, to teach us how to laugh more or not to cry too hard.

We can't make someone love us, all we can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realise our worth.

The measure of love is when we love without measure.

In life there are very rare chances that we'll meet the person we love and loves us in return. So once we have it don't ever let go, the chance might never come our way again.

It's better to lose our pride to the one we love, than to lose the one we love because of pride.

We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.

When we truly care for someone, we don't look for faults, we don't look for answers, we don't look for mistakes. Instead, we fight the mistakes, we accept the faults, and we overlook the excuses.

Never abandon an old friend. We will never find one who can take his place. Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older.

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Park Nearby


It is a recreational park. There are two big ponds with different kinds of fish, fountains, bridges, piers, and huts.

Lately some had spotted small crocodile near the edge of the ponds. There is no clear knowledge as to how many of them or where they come from; though 100 meters away runs an age old river.

Notices have been put up recently to inform the public of the possible danger, and as a reminder that the local authority cannot be held responsible for any untoward accident. Many passersby are attracted by the big notices and many are seen bursting into smiles and laughter.

It is an age old park. There are many species of flowers, shrubs, plants and trees around the area. There are many types of birds chirping and chatting in the air and trees. The grasses are well trimmed like green carpets spreading over vast areas.

The sides near to the main roads are always tidy and clean, with many beautiful flowers, shrubs and plants, that every passerby would love it and consider it to be a beautiful park.

But dead leaves, twigs and branches are everywhere inside the park, and some of the roads and tracks are damp and slippery.

Much maintenance and repair need to be done immediately. Instead, many notices are seen erected everywhere to remind the visitors to use the facilities at their own risk.

Many of us enjoy our time here: fishing, jogging, pleasure walking, leisure cycling or riding, musing, pondering, contemplating, deliberating, reflecting, meditating, ruminating …….. Some of us enjoy photo and video taking, dating, family outing, and small group gathering.

I personally enjoy jogging and walking here. It helps me relax, refresh, enjoy and intensify my weight loss program. My major irritation and outburst is the movement of motor vehicles near me when I am jogging and running.

It is fun to live near to a park.

But just how many of us can afford it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Students Fighting In YouTube


Video clips of students fighting in a secondary school here have made their way to the Internet. One of the clips showing a fight involving at least three female secondary students was posted on YouTube recently. The clip shows one of the girls trying to mediate a dispute between two students but the effort turns sour and they end up chasing and beating each other along the corridor of one of the classroom blocks. A headscarf of one of the girls is even pulled by another girl. Another clip featured two male students beating and kicking each other as a group of boys cheered them on.

Everyone needs attention and recognition, but not many know how to do it the right way.

Those who know try to do it quietly, peacefully and gracefully. Good moral, manner and high self-esteem play a major role in their lives and they want to continue to keep their cool.

But there are some who often resort to spectacular means and methods to show their emotions. Vandalism, graffiti, outrageous and obscenely perverted behavior, and many other antisocial activities continue to spread and influence our young people these days.

Some of us look with disdain and repugnance at those who continue to disrupt and violate the peace and harmony of the society. Some look with pity and compassion, realizing they need helps. Some have become immune and indifferent to the social ills and problems; they wouldn’t care less.

In the past, many teenage issues and problems were highlighted in the newspapers and television, though many more remained unreported and victims continued to suffer emotionally from the assaults.

With the advancement of the internet and other global communication links, everything comes out in the open; the weak and the lame come together, stand up and speak up. The parties involved have to act fast and end the high voltage drama, now that they can’t hide from the scrutinizing eyes of the public.

Many forums and discussions about teenage issues and problems are held, many suggestions and ideas are put forward, but words remain words, nothing much is done. The disease and its symptoms continue to spread and multiply, but no proper treatment is found and administered.

More and more video clips of teenage issues and problems in the internet!

Now the YouTube!

What’s next!