Thursday, February 23, 2017

Compound Effect

delicate and exquisite

Two days ago, I wrote this on my FB status:

"Feeling troubled.  Actually there's no problem.  No problem at all but feeling troubled.  How?"

My FB friends thought I was having anxiety disorder.  Well, can't blame them.  At least they cared enough to leave a comment.

Actually, I was troubled because earlier in the day, a friend had texted me that she needed to raise a substantial sum of money.  I typed a total of 3 messages in reply but deleted each one of them. Why? Because I didn't know what to say.

The request threw my mind into chaos because I believed no one would ask you for money if they don't need it.  And secondly, what are friends for, if you can't help them in a time of need?  But she said she would pay me back when she gets a bonus (which is uncertain) and when she sells her house (which is going to take time).

The amount, by the way, was  > RM10,000  but  < RM20,000. 

Fortunately, before the end of the day, she texted me to say it's already settled.

The next day, I posted this on my FB:

"The Compound Effect, embrace it!

It's boring.  It's turtle speed (not talking about the Ninja one) but it's the only thing you need to do and it's magically simple.  Take BABY STEPS lama lama jadi bukit.  Do something CONSISTENTLY over TIME and the outcome will astound you.  It's not just money but in matters concerning work, love and health as well.

The pain of discipline is better than the pain of regret".

This was said by Darren Hardy, who definitely says it better than me, so please go check out his videos in YouTube and his blog/website.

I'm not very good with visualisation, a method taught by other success mentors but I absolutely love the "compound effect" concept.  Just do something regularly and time will make your dreams come true. It's truly the 8th wonder of the world.

Things do show up in life, unexpectedly.  We need to be prepared.  Enjoy moderately and track all expenses.

COMPOUND EFFECT by Darren Hardy.


Sunday, February 19, 2017


I just found this trailer.

Colin Farrell in a house full of women?  How delicious is that?   

Looks like a dark premise though.   Killing a pet turtle, and quite possibly, the protagonist too ... that's tragic!

Spine chilling.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Young and Restless Meets Young and Reckless

You see them on the road at times --- kids on modified bicycles --- riding their mean machines without a care in the world.

Sometimes you think they are a menace.  Sometimes you envy them. Adults rarely get to enjoy such carefree moments. Adults worry and live in fear too much while the young are sometimes fearless and think themselves invincible.

Some adults have tried to advise them, parents too, and the authorities against taking part in the joyrides.  Even adults don't listen to good advice.  Why should kids be any different?

Try telling an adult not to smoke.  You can have better health and save money.

Or to plan for their future by setting aside some money regularly and they'll tell you they have no money.  But if you don't save now, how are you going to have money later?  You can't be living pay cheque to pay cheque all the time.  What happens when the pay cheque stops?

OK, nevermind about that for now.  This is not about money or planning for retirement.  Frankly, I don't know what is this post about.  Trying to make sense of a tragedy,  I guess.

8 teens died and another 8 teens injured when a car driven by a 22-year-old woman, rammed into them at 3am.

Someone claimed she was using a handphone before the crash, some claimed she was drunk.  Both claims were rubbished by police.

Whether true or not, here's some advice for motorists.  Do not use handphone while driving, especially texting.  Video calls and voice calls also not advisable. Do not drive angry, drunk, tired, drowsy and sleepy.  And do not speed.  

Parents and guardians --- know what your children are doing.  Saying No to them can sometimes save their lives.

Teachers, police, educators, relevant authorities --- create awareness on this joyride fad which actually has been around for quite some time, beef up enforcement and disciplinary measures  --- we sometimes need to be harsh to be kind.

It's been a long day.  Blame no one, just become better, stronger, wiser.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What's Cooking?

I read this blog

which concerns Kim Teng Park, one of the  oldest housing estates in Johor Bahru.  The content is pretty intriguing.  Food for thought.

My earlier posts concerning Kim Teng Park

Protest Over Land Acquisition posted on Aug 2, 2015

Another New Condo And Shopping Mall posted on Jan 11, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

We can create madness as well as we can create wellness

The Guru is not talking about all mentally ill people, but some clinically illnesses are self-created.

After watching this video, I think I won't get annoyed with the cars parked outside my house anymore.  The cars are expected to be back soon.

People who don't encounter this problem will never understand.  They'll just roll their eyes and think we're petty.

I met someone today, and surprisingly she understood every word I said when I told her about my neighbours.

She, too, lives in a corner lot in a gated and guarded community.

She told me that her neighbour who owns a few cars also park one of his cars outside her house.  It's not blocking the gate but sometimes it is hard for her to get her car out or into her house.  She says the neighbour also throws tissue paper, cigarette butts and boxes when he comes to get his car.  And sometimes when she comes home at night, she'd feel very insecure as there's the car parked outside her house.  Who knows if the driver was inside watching her?  And what if she unintentionally grazes his car while reversing into the house?

Yes, every word she said also resonated with me. These inconsiderate neighbours treat the place like their own private garage.  How would they like it if someone were to do the same thing to them or their family?

But, after watching the video, I am not going to let these contemptible characters take away my inner peace.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


I think Ho'oponopono led me to this video.  I've watched it before, but it did not inspire me so much then.  As I watched it again this morning, I found it so inspiring and meaningful.  Everyone should strive to be the best that they can be.  Become limitless.  Be happy and all good things will come your way.

If bad things show up in your life, look at what is happening in your inner world.  Find and create inner peace and the world outside changes.

The past three days have been blissful.  No cars parked outside the house.   

Baby steps to becoming limitless.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Year To Make Great Strides

Overall, it looks like a good year (Jan 28, 2017 to Feb 15, 2018) for those born in the year of the Horse as there are more positive stars than negative ones.

Always be grateful for what you have, and try to overcome all challenges in a cool, positive and cheerful manner.
"I'm sorry", "Please forgive me", "Thank You" and "I love you" --- say it often enough and it'll numb your senses.  Not really.

Somehow it works --- Ho'oponopono