Tuesday, August 22, 2006

comment by kind passer-by =)

'hypnosis said...'

Many people try to achieve goals. Most fail. Some strive, work hard and plan for all the details yet they achieve little or nothing at all. Others strive, work hard, plan and achieve huge success. Yet there are a few individuals who do little else than take small steps and seem to achieve a great deal with what seems like effortlessness. What is the difference between these people and which one would you like to be?

Most members of the human race fall into two categories - those who live in the past and those who live in the future. Most live in the past. Many of these are the people who achieve very little in their lives and are so fearful of the future that they dare not strike out to get anything. They are the under-achievers who hang onto bad episodes in their lives and either relive them time and again or look at new situations as similar potentialities. They say things like "all men are deceivers" or "all women are interested in is money" or "I can't do it. I tried before and it didn't work so why bother!". Due to bad experiences in the past they believe that all future events will turn out the same way if they dare to go after what they want.

The other type of person lives in the future. This type tends to create more of the things they want in life. They have a vision of where they want to go and exactly how they are going to get there. They work diligently at making concrete plans and they pursue those plans with a persistent ferocious appetite for success. These people are the high achievers - The Richard Branson and Bill Gates of the world. These people have much to teach us about setting and achieving goals. However, there is a third type of person who almost goes unnoticed. They are the person who takes life in its stride and yet achieve most of what they want. I am sure you know of such a person in your life that just seems to saunter through life and yet they always come out on top. Or a person who you hear of that has decided to open a shop. You meet them a few months later and they have three shops all doing well! So what makes these people so successful and if they aren't living in the past and aren't living in the future where are they living?

I suppose you guessed it! Whether they are consciously aware of it or not they are living in the present. It is in the 'living' present that we have our greatest power. Everything happens in the present. You live your entire life there - even if your mind does not!

By becoming more aware of the present and by 'accepting' it as it is we are much more in control of our emotions and focus. When we live in the past we are fearful of making bad choices and/or getting hurt. We do not wish to recreate the past again! When we live in the future we can also be fearful of what might happen. But even if your future vision is full of power and worthy of working towards many people can, and often do, get stuck there. By constantly reaching for bigger and better goals they fail to enjoy what they have in the moment.

If you wish to start living a life that is almost effortless begin first by living in the present. Accept your situation the way it is and then you can enjoy what you have. Your focus changes from a memory of what was or a vision of what might be to a realization of what is. You become much more empowered to then see the beauty of life and also look at where you wish to make changes. But to make changes you must first accept the situation as it is. Trying to escape from your present only increases your focus on your problems by creating resistance to what is. Accept your life as it is now. Make no judgement, just accept it and then you will be free of doubt, worry, pain and fear. For you only experience these things when you live outside the 'moment'.

haha nice read...=D

Thursday, August 17, 2006

a teacher...[sensitive leh]

ok, you might think that it's a waste of time, but today, i'll be writing about a certain teacher of a certain school

we all know that
we have a teacher in school
that not everybody have something good to say about
that even her own colleagues cannot seem to comprehend her behaviour...

i always listen to her laugh out loud
when everybody else in the hall is silent
her laughter, i will always remember
always so fake, so unreal

but when i look at her face
it is of a geniune hearty laughter
and you can tell that, she really finds that thing funny
she finds a lot of things funny

i would like to say that
although we may all think otherwise
that she is a good teacher -

i would like to say that
she's one of our best

today she told us of a bit of her story
her story, pure at heart, honest, frank
really touched me
it was told of her stuggles in school,
it was told of how she survived through the years
at this school

you know at times,
she can be - i shouldn't use this word - irritating
irritating chasing us down with our homework
but the fact that she can remember off the cuff
as to exactly who hasnt handed up the work
shows how much she cares about our work
it's OURs i stress
yet she always seems so stressed,
'pass up your homework or else you'll have to write a newspaper report'

but sometimes
i hear about things she say...
i know she really has our interest at heart

indeed she is one of the best
her teaching methods
are fantastic, not always but -
you know she is trying her best to make the subject interesting
with her weird humour she captivates the class
it always seem as if,
there is always youthful energy that can be found within her
to be ever so vibrant
to scold one minute and teach the next minute,
is not easy

i understand that the teachers working with her
have little love for her
in the staff room, sometimes
people have that impression of her
i dont claim to know everything
that happens in the staff room
all i know is that
people dont understand her enough
to be able to work willingly with her

but she is
also, very passionate about the subject she teachers
she always seem to disregard other lessons, other events
happening in school
just for her subject
some may think that she is very unreasonable
but she's just being dedicated
to the subject she teach

i can emphatize with her
that she seems always so alone in the school
since she has, honestly speaking, become
subjected to constant judgment in the staff room
that amongst the student population
there are only a handful of students who can
understand her, comprehend her

it is also the reason
that because of so
she enjoys teaching, joking with us
her precious students
the only 'nice' people that she can relay her feelings
but yet, so many others where
love is found hatred exist for her instead

i would say that
her current attitude and behaviour
is the hardening of character
the result of so many years of treatment from various
that have made life difficult for her
i really pity it, the situation

it is not her fault
it is OUR fault as a school
we have failed to see this person
through the years of her life in the school
to give her happiness - she finds her own

she says the class is dirty
she picks up the broom and dustpan
when she gives us work to do
and starts to sweep and clean up the classroom
not all teachers would do that

remember 'about the boy'?
an article i wrote about a boy
in my former class and current school
well, her situation in society is no different
she has been
after all this years, hardened by society
it is because of US - the society - the school
that has cause her to be like that

and instead of offering her a helping hand
we ridicule her
make her life difficult
and dislike her even more
is it her fault
she is human
like all of us
she appreciates 'thank yous', praises
she hardens to insults, and bad remarks...

i still remember
the time when she told the class she was going overseas
for a while
you can tell in her voice, that she was sad
but not sad because she was leaving us
but sad because, no one would miss her
she said, slightly to herself, which i caught -
'but anyway nobody cares, no one would miss me, they'd rather i go and never come back'
then she said to the class
'i'll go there and buy food for you'll back'

Sunday, August 06, 2006

about things happening

=) hi everyone

sorry...haven had the time to update blog
even now, im pretty busy
and probably this is gonna be the most boring post you'll ever read, so i'll be brief

'HAVEN' - the musical by ACS (Independent)
I was really impressed when i watched it on Friday,
really gd stuff! WELL DONE to all who made the show possible!
glad that every1 i asked enjoyed it too =)
set was brilliant, singers were gd, what more could i ask for?
so many mnths of preparation and hard work, so much time sacrificed
i certainly did not regret going for this production by our sch

i saw some1
she saw me
who is she?


Back to school, back to reality
this is gonna be
the time
to start

i do really wanna enjoy myself during the hols
not go back for conc camp
and i certainly do not want to stay back

i guess its time to get down to work
i always say this, and end up not doing anything
but this one, really muz muz muz start!

grade 8
I PASSED on FIRST ATTEMPT! =D really grateful and happy =)

haha alright
really really always feel so proud when its our nation's birthday
somehow, all the years of N.Education really worked for me
i am very proud to be a singaporean. =)