My 100th post, my life story.


Hiya, I’m back!

This will officially be my 100th post since I joined wordpress!

And thus, I decided to post something that means close to me and hopefully bring out the meaning of this life story to everyone.

So here goes.

I was a happy go lucky girl since young.

Everyone says that if ever the sky falls, I could have just used the sky as my blanket. haha.

I might not be a very outspoken person, okay maybe I do. To the people who I’m close to.

But yea, one thing I’m ever glad that I have was to have this optimistic attitude of mine.

Whenever I am upset or so, I might whine alot, like literally complain. But I mean no harm. I love to say it out, well of course is better to say then to bottle up in my heart, isn’t it? hahaa, That could raise my risk of having heart problem. :p

First change was when it was 2007.
I used to be quite a rebellious girl during 2007. Well, it was the stage that many become really really bad. I’m glad I did not turn out that way.
I remembered how much I love to buy branded bags and so.

But yes, I wasn’t the one paying for them.

I remembered how freely I always used my money.
I did not have the habit of saving back then as well.
All I did, was to spend.

I can’t remember what happened, but I did change.
Partly , i think  it was because of the passing on of my grandmother.
I started to slowly see things in another perspective.

Then I moved on to another year where I found my love in reading books.

I really miss those times spent with my friends reading, spending our break times, lunch times, just purely reading. It was really great fun.

Yet, when I reached the next 2 years,

I started to get very tired with my studies and started to feel the burden of studying.

Of course, I did not score very well, with that mindset as my motivation was really low.

Now thinking back, I could have gotten better, if I had more motivation.

But during the low period of my life,

I had the most wonderful amazing people around me.

I have my family there for me and the most wonderful mentor- Mdm Tan.

I remembered how well she motivated me, giving me courage and strength to go on.

She would talk to me about achieving my goals and so.

Sometimes, teachers do not have to teach through lessons, but really, giving support to the students when they need it was really important.

I went on to my another stage of life and after thinking for a long time, I decided I would do something meaningful to my life, in the end, taking up gerontology.

I found my passion in this.

Learning about active ageing and so. And hopefully, these knowledge will be useful in the future.

Then I have my another change in my life.

One fine day, I spotted a floater in my eye. In the end, I went for eye check up.
To my horror, to find out that my retinal had detached.

I was afraid and scared to hear about the surgery processes that totally freaks me out.

I was like, “WHAT?! You have to take my eyeball out?”

Sounds disgusting and painful , isn’t it? Ouch.

I was that young and I started to wonder.

How would this happen to me?

Normally, it would happen to older people, stated by the doctor.

But I was too young for that!

I was horrified and when I went to  another hospital, the doctor wanted a surgery straight!

My mind couldn’t even processed!!!

So I told myself, “CW, BE STRONG.”

The doctor felt that he could try laser surgery first.

And yes, I went in.

During the procedure, I was like, “OH GAWD, IT HURTS!!!!!!!!”

I felt my tears were flowing.

I thought of the happy moments I have, trying to distract me from the pain.

I was glad, I survived!!!!

But in the end, when I went for the check up the very next day,

he realised there was a need for another round. 😦

And this time, I guess I was stronger.

In a short while. it was done.

After that matter, I have alot of thoughts flowing through my mind and I became what I am like today.

I lost 10% of my vision but I have started to notice small little things that I couldn’t noticed or cared in the past.

And ta da, another positive attitude girl is created.

I felt like a brand new girl after my surgery.

Well, you may call it unlucky, but I am really glad I survived and I’ve been through a lesson that taught right into my heart.

Well, this is my life story and my dear 100th post.

It was a tough process but I learnt alot from them.

Do you feel happy for me?

I do, I really do.

 

And yes , thank you for my 87 followers.

Everything does happen for a reason. 😉

We are who we are.


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I love this quote alot.

We are who we are.

No one can stop you from doing the things you love, no one can tell you that you can’t do it.

No one can discourage you because you are the sky.

You are who you are and you own your own piece of sky.

Things that change might be like the weather , could be cloudy, could be sunny.

However, the main choice of what you want to do, is still yours.

Because you are the sky 😉

Quote:

““I saw a star, I reached for it. I missed, so I accepted the sky”
―Scott Fortino 

Volunteer


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It looks like some ordinary flowers.
But No, it wasn’t like any other.
These were flowers that were cut out using plastic waterbottles and then being coated with colourful paint.
She was so proud of it that she insist having all of us to take photo of it 😉

That moment was touching, but warming.

Yesterday, (20/1/2013) I went for this volunteering event with a few of my friends.It was the first volunteer work I am doing since the start of 2013, good start huh? xD
We helped to pack the food and daily necessity and brought to some elderly’s houses.

It was a really eye-opener for us because it is like we haven’t really have such experience before. All of them were pretty friendly and some were so cute.
One even told me, ” You have a pretty name. And Pretty name are for nice people.”

It was really heartwarming for me to hear that.

And I really felt the describable warmth despite the cold and rainy weather.
Not only that, I was surprised at the Projects people initiated in our country, and yes, by youngsters. There were also many more volunteers than what I expected. 😉

But I’m grateful for those people who have used their efforts to actually help those who in need. I’m glad and I’m thankful.

Another new year resolution: help even more people with the small hands of ours.

Because I know I can contribute, I therefore believe I can volunteer my contribution.
-Preston Tulay, former Peace Corps and UN Volunteer.

And we make it happen. 🙂

Perseverance,


Remember when I actually said,

Never ever give up.

I have a real life experience now.
And let me share my story. 🙂
This could be small little details in life , however I guess is still brings out how perseverance can actually bring you somewhere in further to your own goals.

I started baking when I was 14.
I haven’t had anyone to teach me when I started.
I tried multiple attempts and of course, I failed many times.
Despite following some of the instructions, I just seemed to miss out a step or so.
However, that day, I tried again after a long period of time and I decided to follow the new set of recipe again.
The smell was fantastic when I started baking. However, as a few minutes passed, I noticed my first set of cookies failed again. It overbaked and it turned black 😥
I was demoralised! I thought by following the recipe, I could do it well but apparently, I didn’t.
Then, I decided to keep trying, deciding not to follow the recipe anymore and doing it my way. I tried a temperature and changed it during the baking process. Then, I was so glad when I first smelled the aroma. :’)
I went to check and I was so glad it turned out nice and yummy! I then followed the same method for the rest of the cookies and I was so happy.
I’m thankful that I kept trying until I got this end result and I didn’t give up.

Now, I truly believe that failed attempts make you grow and that perserverance brings you success. Not that I don’t believe in the past, but I just felt that feeling more true and realistic. :’)

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Quote:

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

Never hate someone,


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Never hate someone and spend that time loving someone who loves you.
Reasons why you shouldn’t hate someone:
1) It is bad for health.
2) It is not worth to hate someone and ruin your health with a person who is not worth it.
3) Learn to forgive and forget.
4) You might neglect those who love you when you are hating the other people.
5) Loving those who loves you will be the right choice and you will find happiness when you    do so.

Love to update my blog with pictures now 🙂 Especially when I can put up pictures that summarise my whole blog post.

Quote:

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember

 

Ups and Downs


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I think I have never used my phone in a train to write a blogpost and this will be my first try. Hopefully it will be good , hahhaa. 😉 alright. Actually it’s pretty true right?

Thinking about each and everyone of your lives, there is always up and down in our lives. We tend to complain about things that are bad in our lives, like, “why is my life so bad?” ,”why are things not going well for me?” And these setbacks tend to bring people down or even push them to the negative side. However, if life was like a straight line ——————————————, isn’t it boring?

Even our heartbeats have up and down. Then, Why will we expect our lives to be as boring as a straight line? Never be afraid of challenges in life, those are the one who allow you to learn and grow. And these can allow one to become a better person in life. Have a good day everyone !
Quote for today: “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” -Robert F. Kennedy

Be appreciative,


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Take notice in small little things in your life.

Many things in our lives, are being taken for granted.
However, if you just take a notice of the little things or actions in your lives, 
you will notice the difference and find meanings in your lives. 

Today morning, a dear friend greeted me with this picture:

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Sunflower

Even this small little detail, or picture can brighten up my day. 🙂 

Thank youuu.

Some people might think that it is just a picture but if you look at it in a different way,

you will find the happiness that you never find before. 

Thus, always be appreciative of what you have.

Quote:

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” 
― Oprah Winfrey

I decided to be happy,


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I’ve decided to be happy.

I’ve decided to be happy because there are only benefits 🙂
And do you have idea why?

Imagine you are angry with someone for doing something wrong, but that anger comes in you and not the other party, who is at the loss? You. Because you feel the anger but they don’t feel anything.

Not only that, it has been proven that laughter is the best medicine!!
Laughter can help improve one’s health.
And laughter is infectious, it can increase happiness in everyone. :))

Also, if you have a choice to live a day either with happiness or sadness,
which one will you choose?

You choose. 🙂

I’ve decided to live with happiness because there are only benefits. 😉
Hopefully, so do you.

Quote:

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr Seus

Dream high,


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Dream high and you will fly.

Dream high and you will fly.
I always believe in dreaming, not those day dreaming but having goals in your mind.
Once you have goals, you are able to work hard for it and then achieve what you want.
So … Always keep your dreams alive.
You will get what you want 😉

And thank you to Alastair for allowing me to step closer to getting the blog of 2012 award.
As for blogging, I guess keeping people inspired, getting more awards or recognition, and be able to continue blogging, will be my dreams for now. 🙂

I wouldn’t give up. So neither should you.

Quote:

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

Oh yes, and today is 12/12/12 . nice date 🙂 Wish all the best in whatever you do. 😉

Dreams,


Another poem, Dreams.

Dreams are hard to follow,
especially when our morale is low.
But who says is impossible?
They are definitely feasible.
If you do not try,
Who are you to judge that dreams are a lie.
Believe in your dreams,
You can make it real as it seems.
Dreams do come true,
when you make it through.
Milestones might be on the way,
it is not easy, they say.
If you ever fail,
just stand up and continue to sail.
But don’t only dream about your life,
or it will turn out to be a sigh.
Dream for it,
Work for it.
By then, you will see the peak,
and that is the dream you seek.

Quote:

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” 
― J.K Rowling 

Life is a mirror,


Hi everyone, So apparently I bought this chinese “chicken Soup” book today whereby all inspiring stories and philosophy stories will be brought up in the book. I really like this alot so guess I will share it. 🙂

Have you ever wondered if life is fair to each of us? What we give to life is what we will get back from life. When you smile , your life will be smiling back at you. And when you cry, your life will be crying with you.

Everyone have the same thinking and wish that their lives will be free of obstacles and just plain and simple. Yet, many obstacles we faced in our lives made us unhappy or even cry and these are what made us think how bad life is. However, the true fact is that because we tend to forget to smile and be thankful in our lives.

Why is life is a mirror? Its because it reflects what we feel about life. For example, if we don’t like a person and treats him or her badly, will one expect him/ her to treat them well? No. Even if they do, their sincerity will still be rejected.

Okay, so here comes a story from the book.

In a village somewhere far far away, an old man sat down at the entrance of the village quietly, enjoying the sun. A stranger drove and stopped at the entrance. He then got down and asked the old man, ” Hi, I’m intending to move house. Is this place good? Are the people here friendly?”

The old man just silently looked up and observed the young man infront of him. He then asked. “How are the people like around your past home?”. The young man just gave a sigh, and replied,” all those people there are so unfriendly and unsociable. They are so selfish! I just want to leave there as soon as possible! That’s the reason why I’m moving house so urgently.”

The old man then shook his head and calmly replied, ” I’m sorry to tell you but all these people here are the same way as those people in your past house.”

The young man was disappointed and drove off.

After a few days, at the same place, he met another young man. He asked the same question. Yet, the answer was different.

“I really love the people over there! If not for my work, I will not have bear to leave them! They are really nice, friendly and sociable! I really like them alot.*

The old man then smiled and exclaimed, ” This is the right place for you, young man! You came to the right place. The people here are just like how they are there!”

So in the end , the second young man moved in and indeed, he got along well with all the people there.

Thus, in the end, what we see in the world is actually how we are like. Although we know that life is a mirror, however many times, we just don’t bother to look at it.

When we kept complaining about lives, making ourselves feel so pathetic, in the end, we did not realised that we are the ones, who made our own lives so miserable..

So, stop complaining and look at the people around you.
Really, who are you?
And if you decided to change for better, you will feel more happier than what you are today 😉

Quote: “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. -Ernest Holmes”

Thank you, and have a great day ahead ! 🙂

Ways to cope with stress


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Came across this tonight. Thought it was pretty true.
Recently, many assignments have been coming up and so.
As for friends who are having A levels now, these are definitely for you. 😉
Come on, we can do it!

PASS IT ON to people around you. 🙂 it helps

Take care of yourself for your best action .

“Keep Moving Forward” 
― Walt Disney Company

Thanks 🙂