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This is going to be a very long post.

The first part I’m going to talk about a friend, a col­league who is leav­ing today. The sec­ond part of this post, I want to talk about the new staff ori­en­ta­tion my team­mates and I attended today.

So let’s get started.

An uncon­ven­tional friend

She might look just the same as the other Malay girls, but once you get to know her, she is just different.

The per­son I’m talk­ing about is Sera. A col­league of mine who will be leav­ing us today to chase after her dreams.

Before she left, Kevin gave her a Hari Raya card tear out from his pre­cious Star­bucks diary and Peter gave her a paper toy mon­ster that he used to play with for months who he called it “one cent” (because it has a one cent coin in it, as the brain –_-”’ ).

I have noth­ing spe­cial to give her so I want to ded­i­cate this post to her as a way of say­ing thank you for being my friend.

We have been talk­ing to each other a lot back in time. We used to tell each other about the prob­lems and dif­fi­cul­ties we faced in our lifes. What I’ve come to realise is, that she is a very tough girl, one of the tough­est girls I’ve met other than Sophea.

She speaks well for her­self and she has an open mind not like other Malay girls I know.

I have to admit that I am not as tough as she does because she has been fac­ing so many chal­lenges in her life and still she man­aged to over­come them all by herself!

Sera, if you are read­ing this (I know you do), I just want you to know that you have come a long way. Don’t give up on your dreams eas­ily. Con­tinue on doing what you think is right and soon I believe you will find your­self in a stage of life where you can smile and look back on the path that you have come along. You have my best wishes and good luck to you in every aspects of your life.

Good bye.

The pur­pose of life is a life of purpose

Now the sec­ond part of this post is about the new staff ori­en­ta­tion organ­ised by a new depart­ment of my com­pany called Get Empow­ered Today. Although I’m not really new staff, but I wanted to know more so I attended as well. What they do is basi­cally give train­ing to the staffs and make them feel pas­sion­ate about their job.

For that, Fari­dah – the trainer has done a way bet­ter job than just mak­ing us feel good about our work but she has inspired us start to think about our lives. Maybe not every­one but at least that’s how I feel.

The pur­pose of life is a life of purpose.

Sounds famil­iar? Because it’s the tagline of my blog. I read it some­where and I think it sounded com­pli­cated so I used it with­out really go and under­stand what it means. But today, I some­how grabbed a slight idea of this quote.

This so called “new staff ori­en­ta­tion” turned out to be a ses­sion about self assess­ment, moti­va­tion, set­ting goals in our lives and makes us think about what we want for our lives.

She showed us a fab­u­lous video about the expo­nen­tial world that we are liv­ing in right now called Shift Happens.

She thrown a very good ques­tion to the floor. “If you believe in a higher power, what do you think is the rea­son God put you into this world? Is your pur­pose of life is to go to work, to stuck in the traf­fic jam, to have ur daily meals, to watch TV, to go to sleep and the cycle starts again the next day? Think about it.”

I was com­pletely agreed with her. In fact, that’s the ques­tion I have been ask­ing myself for a very long time. And we Malaysian Chi­nese can sum­marise all that into a sin­gle word, sien lah.

We did a few exer­cises on goals set­ting and life plans. Although it was only an exer­cise, but after I’ve done it, I realise that I didn’t really think about what I want in my life all this while. Of course I’ve thought of being a bet­ter per­son or hav­ing a bet­ter life, but the truth is they are all unclear to me and I really don’t know what I want in my life.

I told myself why not take it as a real deal and try to make it a real­ity? So I wrote it care­fully in a way that it is achiev­able and it doesn’t cost me an effort of a lifetime.

So let me share with you what I’ve wrote. The words in bold are my answers.

Com­plete the fol­low­ing sen­tences with­out think­ing too hard.

I would like to fin­ish the project that I’m cur­rently han­dling.

By the end of the year I want to get a new car and own an iMac.

By next month I’d like to take up a Chi­nese flute class.

I’d like to have enough money to travel around the world.

What I want to change most about myself is always afraid to talk to strangers.

I’d like to be the kind of friend who can be seen as a true friend and inter­act with them nat­u­rally.

One thing I’d really like to try is to study and work in a for­eign coun­try.

One place I’d like to travel to is New York City.

I guess these will be my short term goals for this year and I will try my best to make it a real­ity. After­all, I don’t really want to be the “guy” who is just the same as any other guys in this world.

And lastly, two quotes that are so mean­ing­ful which really made an impact on how I think about lives.

The more you give, the more you get.


How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.


This post is about Life

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CommentNo. 1

sean28 June 20083:08 PM

hmmm…bunch of gen­tle wisdoms

CommentNo. 2

kopiais30 June 20089:53 AM

now I saw your post 😀

I would like to fin­ish my mas­ter by end of this year.
By the end of the year I want to get a dri­ving license.
By next month I’d like to fin­ish my the­sis.
I’d like to have enough money to raise my fam­ily in the bet­ter place.
What I want to change most about myself is lack of self con­fi­dent.
I’d like to be the kind of friend who can help oth­ers at any point of times.
One thing I’d really like to try is to own a restau­rant.
One place I’d like to travel to Korea, Eng­land, Japan…

Author’s CommentNo. 3

Den­nis30 June 20087:26 PM

Wis­dom? Not that level yet lah.

You are lack of self con­fi­dence? Never notice that part :p

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