All entries for May 2005

May 30, 2005

Stay focused, o Mind!

The mind's so restless tonight
Wazzup???
Maybe it's the effect
of not having played badminton for a week now :((
Or too much time spent at the desk,
reading,
writing,
daydreaming (??!?!? :P),
thinking.
consciously thinking,
and subconsciously thinking.
Oh, I wish the exams would be over SOON!
Yet, I dread its approach! :P

Plans are already made though
Post-exams plans, that is, of course ;)
I shall laugh and play and run free again,
thursday, the 9th, week8!


May 27, 2005

Baton accepted, PJ! ;)

Total volume of music files on my computer: < 1GB

The last CD I bought was: From a street musician in Salzburg – instrumental

Song playing right now: Heart Sutra

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:

1. Mai Phen Rai (from the musical, Chang & Eng)

– cried the first time I heard it live – a mother's love is truly unconditional…pure…true

2. Ai De Lu Shang Zhi You Wo He Nie

– beautiful lyrics; Dunno what I'd do if someone sang that to me ;P

3. Amigos Para Siempre

– reminds me of all the wonderful friends around me, here as well as back home

4. We Could Be In Love

– Cute, luv the idea (a mere illusion though it is, sometimes) ;P

5. What If I Said

– A happy/sad song, or part of the real/illusionary debate, depending on what you make it out to be. A song which is alive.

So many other songs are on my favourite list still!
Heart Sutra, Yue Lao, 1001 Ge Yuan Wang, Anak, Belaian Jiwa, The Gift, Guang Huai Fang Shi, etc etc

Music has in its hands, the power to touch a person's soul – the gentleness to heal, and the magic to inspire.


May 24, 2005

A bouquet of flowers and an Interview

More flowers today!! Thanx, pal! :D That was really very, very sweet of you. And the cute, lovely card from yesterday too! [hug] It really did help make the stress easier to bear :)

Had an interview earlier. Geezz… a real killer! At the end of it, I felt so mentally-exhausted, as if I'd just finished playing a very challenging game of chess :P That must be really the toughest interview I've ever had. A learning experience indeed.
I read just the night before, that there are two types of interviewer – the expert, and the "blur" (rephrased). She was definitely the former. A lot of the questions were focused on my experiences (for every single point I mentioned, she wanted specific examples!!), while a few were on my understanding of the company and the position I applied for. I had initially thought (and feared) that I would be thrown lots of technical questions. It was quite surprisingly, not so.
So, to anyone preparing for an interview in the near future – time to do some serious thinking and reflecting on your past experiences, things done, and lessons learned.


May 21, 2005

What's your Personality Type?

Your #1 Match: INFJ
The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision – no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.

You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

Your #2 Match: ISFJ
The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

Your #3 Match: ENFJ
The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much – and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations … where you shine.

You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.

Your #4 Match: ESFJ
The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups – whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

Your #5 Match: INFP
The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

Hmm... am I in the wrong profession, eh? ;P


May 20, 2005

A rose

A friend gave me a rose today. A yellow rose. A rose of friendship.
It was a pleasant surprise, a really sweet gesture. Unexpected. Un-asked for. And because of that, it is really heart-warming as well.
It makes me think… it is simple things like that, coming from the heart, which shows how much the person cares about our friendship. Thank you (you know who you are :) [hug])
It makes me think as well, that really, it is usually the simple things, the little things that people do when they do not expect the world to be watching, that could tell you so much about who they really are.
But then, yet again, a person's true strength of character is only tested and revealed when obstacles come their way. The bigger the obstacle overcome, the stronger the character revealed.
Mankind is really complex. No one word can describe them. No one idea can define them.

May 17, 2005

My say

Blogs are really a person's window to communicating with the world. Just within a few hours of putting in my first entries, I've received quite a few comments. Some, not too pleasant either, I must say :O
To those of you who were annoyed somehow by what I do with my blog, I say: Take it easy. Why not just enjoy the pretty graphics, and move on?

I had intended to postpone writing a proper first entry until the end of my exams. But, I guess it won't wait.

I was apprehensive about having a blog initially. A diary open to the world?? And then, I thought, it could be interesting as well – to share with the world my thoughts and experiences, joy and sorrows, doubts and hopes, and to have the world share them back with me too. And so, cautiously, I took my first step into the world of Blogs. I must say that the welcome I received wasn't exactly heart-warming :P
Perhaps tempers are short in this stressful times of exams.

Blogs, the way I see it, is a place for sharing, and a platform for free speech and freedom of expression. If a blog is a shop, people come and go. Some find something they like, and stop for a while. Some peek in and walk away. Some shops sell food, some sell antiques. Each has something to sell, each has its own worth. Even if you think antiques are a waste of money, that is no reason to throw stones at the shop window.

Our lives are marked by the relationships we build up with the people around us. Many would walk into our lives through the years; some would leave footprints in our hearts. But everyone has something that we can learn from, if not about ourselves.
Take the time to listen to what everyone has to say, to listen beyond what is said, and to listen behind that which is not said. That, is respect.
Beware of the mind that passes judgement too quickly or too harshly. That, is wisdom.
At the end of the day, the choice is yours to make. And the choices we make, are what make us who we are.

All's said, I do accept that everyone is entitled to have their say. So, thanx for popping by my Blog.
Good Luck for the exams!
Smile – Spring is in the air! :)


May 16, 2005

Who are you inside?

You are a water girl.
You are flexable and very nice. You are quiet so people who don't know you thnk you are weird or just mean and high and mighty like. You aren't though. You like to have a good time and you also just like to relax and just enjoy the stars.

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What is your true hidden power?

Your Hidden Power Is Water

You have a rather calm soul, but when tempted will get pissed off at those who bug you. You do whatever you can in your powers to help those of your allies and have a okay taste for human kind, but you find them rather annoying on occasions.

Gem Stone: Saphire, Eye Color:Ice Blue,Hair Color:Dark Blue that's long that goes to your waist.

Quote:If you wait for me Then I'll come for you. Although I've travelled far, I always hold a place for you In my heart. If you think of me, If you miss me once in a while, Then I'll return to you. I'll return and fill that space in your heart

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What is your element?

Your element is Light.
Your heart is pure and shining with love. You believe in the goodness of those around you and give almost everyone a smile. You are not the kind to hide your happiness and tend to smile all day long, both in and out. But when sadness hits you, you become very devastated and may be upset for quite some time. What you need in your life is friends, friends who will love you unconditionally, like you love them. But you have a naive nature and don't always notice when someone is trying to hurt you. Some would say you are oblivious to mean people, which makes you an easy target. However, your true friends will probably be there for you and save you. In school you are either the popular one or the little weird one. It all depends if "the higher people" find your caring side irritating or not. Nevertheless, you have a bubbly personality and are social. Big partys may not be your thing since you want bonding time with your friends, so slumber-partys fit you more. You like the happy things in life and like everyone else to be as happy as you are.

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What lies behind your eyes?

In your eyes, people see kindness...
You're just so… so… so… Sweet! You're kind and love to give others in need, a helping hand. You're pretty shy but can be warm and friendly towards those you know, and those who know you best. Your sanctuary would just be any place that is warm, cozy, and inviting to all people. You love to show signs of affection to your lover but a small simple talk does the trick as well ;) Sadly, your kindness can be used to your disadvantage. People can use you, and take advantage over your sweet and sensitive mind…. But fear not! With you being so kind and generous, people look up to you and adore you - No one would dare hurt you because they can't bear the thought of your sweet smile turning into a frown :)

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