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Life in Circles VII

The short weekend diving getaway to Tioman was awesome and I have more new found diving kakis :D Go-karted for the first time and it was awesome too. Shaved off the side of my hair again, if you did notice. Watches are my new addiction and I bought a couple of them from various sites and stores. Seems like it’s time for some shoes online now!

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My First Book in More than a Decade

A recommended loan from a friend, and yes, I had a good read and learnt several important lessons about happiness quoted from the novel.

Lesson No. 1: Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.

Lesson No. 2: Happiness often comes when least expected.

Lesson No. 3: Many people see happiness only in their future.

Lesson No. 4: Many people think that happiness comes from having more power or more money.

Lesson No. 5: Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story.

Lesson No. 6: Happiness is a long walk in beautiful, unfamiliar mountains.

Lesson No. 7: It’s a mistake to think that happiness is a goal.

Lesson No. 8: Happiness is being with the people you love.

Lesson No. 8b: Unhappiness is being separated from the people you love.

Lesson No. 9: Happiness is knowing your family lacks for nothing.

Lesson No. 10: Happiness is doing a job you love.

Lesson No. 11: Happiness is having a home and a garden of your own.

Lesson No. 12: It’s harder to be happy in a country run by bad people.

Lesson No. 13: Happiness is to be loved for exactly who you are.

Lesson No. 14: People are kinder to a child who smiles.

Lesson No. 15: Happiness comes when you feel truly alive.

Lesson No. 16: Happiness is knowing how to celebrate.

Lesson No. 17: Happiness is caring about the happiness of those you love.

Lesson No. 18: Happiness could be the freedom to love more than one woman at the same time.
Happiness is not attaching too much importance to what other people think.

Lesson No. 19: The sun and the sea make everybody happy.

Lesson No. 20: Happiness is a certain way of seeing things.

Lesson No. 21: Rivalry poisons happiness.

Lesson No. 22: Women care more than men about making others happy.

Lesson No. 23: Happiness means making sure that those around you are happy?

UPDATE:

Omg they’re making a movie out of this book! Coolios!

I’m gonna catch it!

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Fear vs. Love

…in the decisions we make in this moment which are based on either love or fear. So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practically. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect so we never dared ask the universe for it.
…You can fail when you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance when doing what you love.

To put down everything, go all out, and leave recklessly or to hold on to the current plan because it’s already.. planned. In the end, I still chose the practical and responsible (or you can call it hum ji) path. Jim Carey, you truly inspired me for that 60 seconds. However, it always boil down to commitments, and we keep thinking there’ll be a second chance.

Reflections of an Ex-rider

It would have been her third glorious year with me today if she’s still around.

Many factors had led me to the decision to let mehmeh go, and I have to admit, a big part of me died together with her. Two years ago, I was so full of myself boasting about how riding is king. However, after my first and second accident, I guess I can never speak with the same tone again.

The Pros of Not Riding in Singapore

1. Reduced risk of dying. Much.

It’s harder to die from bus and MRT accidents I guess, but you might die from the occasional rude person and influx of foreigners who don’t bathe.


2. Ability to do random shit while traveling.

Without having to keep both eyes on the road, I can now keep both eyes closed. Sleep, watch videos, listen to music, read, text, but I usually do the most unproductive thing which is sleep.


3. No need scared kena fined.

Summon aunties, TPs, LTA people, and ERP gantries are no longer threatening to me.


4. Can “lim” loh!

Alcohol drinking is now legit, though I still don’t fancy it. Plus night outs and high cab fares usually come together.


5. More sociable.

You can chat with friend(s) while on the way to a common destination, but can suck too if you’re with a foe or in an anti-social mode.


6. Sheltered.

Lesser exposure to the sun’s UV rays means lesser chances of getting skin cancer. Also lesser chance of turning up at a place looking like a drenched chicken.


7. Many cheebai drivers out there.

Same point because it clearly isn’t enjoyable to ride / drive on the roads of Singapore.


8. Can style hair!

No more flat helmet hair.

This is prolly the last time I’m mentioning my mehmeh. Scooting off bye!

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This Will Give You Epilepsy

On a sidenote, I’ve returned from Krabi with my family and despite being my third visit there, it was fucking awesome. Updates. Soon.

My Own Singapore Tourist Meme

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100-Day Plan VI

From 25 May 2014 – 1 Sep 2014.

  1. Imitate three typography works from San Antonio. (Only attempted one, but still incomplete.)
  2. Cycle to and fro office once. Thrice!
  3. Complete reading a book. Completed three books – Hector and the Search for Happiness, Hector and the Search for Lost Time, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
  4. Go for a picnic with Loti. (No.)
  5. Cook or bake something for my family. (No.)
  6. When photographing, take a maximum of three shots for one subject. (NO HAHAHA.)
  7. Get my first credit card. Ended up with three LOL.
  8. Try out Forex with a demo account. (Only signed up. Never played with it once.)

This seemed to be my most unproductive 100-day plan thus far. Disappointed with myself, but I’ll try harder in my next plan.

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