Start new semester.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Finally, I'm updating my blog again. I feel moody.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, ' Tell me what you see.' 'Carrots, eggs, and coffee,' she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.
Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, 'What does it mean, mother?'
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
'Which are you?' she asked her daughter. 'When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
May we all be COFFEE!!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
My best friend told me that I should change the way I talk. I'm a very direct, straight forward and firm person. And my style of talking is always quite hard according to her. Hard here means sometimes without realizing, I might hurt others even though my intention was good.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
1st day of workshop: Woke up at 6.30am. Went for jogging until 7.45am. Rest and bathing time for 45 minutes. 9.00am sharp went to faculty to start work. Lunck break 1 hour from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. Continued work. It's game time from 5.30pm to 6.30pm! Went to pasar malam after that. Hehe... A rush one coz have to come back at 9.00pm for post mortem. Slept at 12.00am.