Saturday, August 13, 2016

The World Loves A Winner

winning is everything...

Singapore's swim star, Joseph Issac Schooling, made news when he won the Rio olympic gold (swimming) with a record 50.39sec
The lackadaisical intent to provide live telecast on the games spoke volumes
Nobody...no Ministers corrected the earlier intent to provide delay telecast of the games
Suddenly, when Schooling made it to the finals of the Fly event, every/the "Who's Who" all spoke up
Alas! What an afterthought! Everyone loves a winner

More than $300m were spent on the YOG which ended with a whimper; a cost over-ran of >$200m..."...exceeded its original budget of S$104 million by three times...!" 
No one took wink yet $6m to pay for live telecast was an after-thought...omigosh
Well, everything turned well after the WIN
This WIN was better felt & loved than the winnings by imported sportspersons

It was a WIN that we can call our own ~ by Singaporean, for Singaporeans

The FB pages were flooded with Schooling... ***WIN*** Everyone loves a winner

Only the First will be remembered
- the first man on the moon ~ Neil Armstrong
- the first man to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids ~ Capt Matthew Webb
- the first man to climb Mt Everest ~ Sir Edmund Hillary
- the first Black as President of USA ~ John Hanson 1781 [Modern day is Barack Obama]

Schooling was not exactly favoured; hence the reluctance to telecast the Rio Games live
But, with this win...many will line up to cheer him & sponsor him too
Let those who had doubts to be schooled in "For Singaporeans, By Singaporeans, With Singaporeans
The elite is still in their ivory tower
The commoners are here to cheer with our very own Singaporean, Schooling, with their hearts

Perhaps, it is overdue to stop importing (foreign) sportspersons
It is also overdue to stop giving away free scholarship to foreigners
If you do not give our young a chance to learn, train, be encouraged and motivated, how in the world will there ever be a pool of local talents? Do not ask others to dream an empty dream
The elite cannot holed up in the ivory tower...toooooooooo loooooooooong

Cheers to the winner
For Singaporeans, By Singaporeans, With Singaporeans..,with a heart of truth & compassion


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Harness The Energy Of Time

when the night is young...

How young is young and there're limitation of what the young can do
There're are constraints as time flows continuously & unconsciously and nobody can stop it
Somehow, the young night turns into day when dawn breaks
Time and tides wait for no man
Young are filled with energy whilst the elders are blessed with experiences

A giant tree can make millions of match sticks but one match stick can burn down the forest
Drips and drops fill the ocean but there are insufficient (drinkable) water for consumption
Gold are dug from the ground and stored in security-tight vaults
Vast stretches of farmland & greens are unearthed and raided for urban development
Animals, flora & fauna are forced into extinction while zoos and orchards are built to exhibit them

Great civilization come and go
They do not collapsed because of Nature but died in Man's fallacies & foolishness
History has no lack of fools
There was the League of Nations before United Nations
Self-interests will undermine unity & perpetuate distrusts ~ leading to war & destruction

WW1 & WWII came and went with minimum destruction to mankind
WWIII, if happens, will be MAD ~ Mutual Assured Destruction ~ where mankind will be nuked into oblivion
Man's need to dominate another is the most potent pill for suicide
Compassion, care & share and the willingness to resist dominance will extend lives
All/Any GODs cannot stop 'the end of the world', but Man himself

I am a positive and I believe we will live forever until such a day when Man self-destruct

I am not here to judge nor to listen to others criticism and bias opinions
My life is dictated by myself, for myself ~ GOD willing, I will succeed
Today is the best day as tomorrow is never promised
I will make my day shine, warm & illustrious ~ Victory is mine to keep
Worry not; for worry do not solve anything

The sun will still rise & the moon shines

Be the best today ~ be Healthy & Happy




Monday, August 1, 2016

Conformity Is The Surest Way To Failures

success ~ the elusive chase...

A research involving 100 persons, aged 25, showed that, by the time they are 65 years old, One succeeded, Four are financially independent & 95 didn't make it.

Amazingly, all started zealously but why so few make it?

Everyone were brave and adventurous at start but failed along the way, not because they turned coward but they conformed.
Conformity narrowed their choice to decision making and divert away from their dreams. People succeed because they have a goal & they know where they are going.

Like a boat that set sail, the destination has been decided.

We become what we think about; You reap what you sow. You cannot expect to harvest mangoes when you planted rambutans, can you?

Everything & every dreams and wants begin with an idea. Jack Ma didn't let his lack of funds sink his dream. He make globalisation seamless and borderless & connects the supply chain via internet. It was a dream few believed in...

Li Ka-shing made a few strategic decisions to leapfrog into the forefront of commerce from making plastic flowers to properties to warehousing to internet & telcos. He feeds on the fad of the day.

Everyone of us is the 'sum total of our thoughts'.

Jackie Chan was a stuntman and an extra before he hit the box-office big time. He differentiated himself from the then famous, Bruce Lee. Conformity is the surest way to failures.

Focus on the positives & do more than what you are required to do. There is no excesses but surpluses ~ the reserves that you have built will return to boost your fortunes.

Ask & you shall get
Seek & you shall find
Knock & the door opens to you

Life winnings are there for you if you care to move towards your goal
No one but you shall harvest your fruits someday
As a person ages, his choices narrow and his winnings wane ~ he become satisfied as the sun sets on him




August - Illustrious & Distinguished

august - the eighth month ... respected & impressive, distinguished, illustrious 

It's the change of the seasons
Autumn is near where the old are shed, energy conserved and time to slow down
Slowing down is not quitting; it to recharge for a longer journey
Nature has a way of "bloom in Spring, build in Summer, conserve in Autumn & relax into Winter"
But... I have not achieved anything in the last seven months except fire fighting

The economic landscape is challenging
Costs of living is still increasing and obstacles mounting; alas! when will these abate
Live we must
Like August, it's time to spend less, eat less... maybe, also work less
The rush is over; do not rush to the end of life

Why is August distinguished & illustrious? It's the season ~ golden leaves, aura of gold shedding
When you shed in order to survive Winter
There is the balance of Yin & Yang 阴阳
I want to fill up August with gusto & complete all that I had not done for the first 7 months
The Power of Positives beget positives

Will the next half year be any better
I don't know but I'm not letting up; came rain, sunshine or thunderstorm
I do not believe in giving up nor giving in...surrender is not in my vocabulary
When I win, I win handsomely
I shall enjoy the golden shedding into the whitely Winter

If tomorrow comes & many will know I am the rain maker

What count are achievements, results, ultimatum ...I shall be there