Have you ever, at any one time, had the feeling that life is bad, real
bad, and you wish you were in another situation?
You find life make things difficult for you, work sucks, life sucks,
everything seems to go wrong....
Read the following story... it may change your views about life:
After a conversation with one of my friends, he told me despite taking 2
jobs, he brings back barely above 1K per month, he is happy as he is.
I wonder how he can be as happy as he is considering he has to skimp his
life with the low pay to support a pair of old parents, in-laws, a wife,
2 daughters and the many bills of a household.
He explained that it was through one incident that he saw in India that
happened a few years ago when he was really feeling low and touring
India after a major setback.
He said that right in front of his very eyes he saw an Indian mother
chop off her child's right hand with a chopper. The helplessness in the
mother's eyes, the scream of pain from the innocent 4-year-old child
haunted him until today.
You may ask why did the mother do so; had the child been naughty, had
the child's hand been infected?? No, it was done for two simple words- -
The desperate mother deliberately caused the child to be handicapped so
that the child could go out to the streets to beg.
Taken aback by the scene, he dropped a piece of bread he was eating
half-way.And almost instantly, a flock 5 or 6 children swamped towards
this small piece of bread which was covered with sand, robbing bits from
one another. The natural reaction of hunger.
Stricken by the happenings, he instructed his guide to drive him to the
nearest bakery. He arrived at two bakeries and bought every single loaf
of bread he found in the bakeries. The owner was dumbfounded but
willingly sold everything. He spent less than $100 to obtain about 400
loaves of bread (this is less than $0.25 per loaf) and spent another $100
to get daily necessities.
Off he went in the truck full of bread into the streets. As he
distributed the bread and necessities to the children (mostly handicapped)
and a few adults, he received cheers and bows from these unfortunate. For
the first time in his life he wondered how people can give up their
dignity for a loaf of bread which cost less than $0.25.
He began to tell himself how fortunate he is. How fortunate he is to be
able to have a complete body, have a job! , have a family, have the
chance to complain what food is nice and what isn't nice, have the chance
to be clothed, have the many things that these people in front of him are
Now I begin to think and feel it, too! Was my life really that bad?
Perhaps... no, I should not feel bad at all... What about you? Maybe the
next time you think you are, think about the child who lost one hand to
beg on the streets.
"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want,
it is the realization of how much you already have."
When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we
look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been
opened for us.
It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's
also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't
go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and
wow.. it's been long since my last time writing a post..
This is Malaysia - What A True Malaysian Should Know
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR HAIR LOSS :
NATIONAL INSTANT FOOD :
NATIONAL BREAKFAST :
Roti Canai & Teh Tarik
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR BEING LATE
None. Most Malaysians still feel embarrassed buying condoms.
So they rushed into a 7-11, hurriedly grab the nearest pack, any pack, pay and leave before the cashier can even blink an eye.
NATIONAL FRUIT FOR INDUCING MENSTRUATION :
NATIONAL APHRODISIAC DRINK :
Stout. Many Malaysian men swear by it. But then after a few pints they start swearing at everything.
NATIONAL FAKE ILLNESS FOR GETTING MC (MEN) :
NATIONAL FAKE ILLNESS FOR GETTING MC (WOMEN) :
NATIONAL EXCUSES GIVEN BY WOMEN WHEN REFUSING SEX :
Headache, kids not asleep, maid not asleep,mother-in-law around, early appointment, food not digested yet, aircond not cold enough, aircond too cold, nail polish not dry yet, forgot to take the pill, sleepy, stomach cramps, period, haven't remove make-up, haven't shower, no water supply, going to watch 'Santa Barbara', depress, no mood, etc...
NATIONAL EXCUSES GIVEN BY MEN WHEN REFUSING SEX :
None. Malaysian men never refuse sex.
NATIONAL CURE FOR DIARRHOEA
Cap Kaki Tiga. Down one bottle with warm water and you are all 'dried up'.
NATIONAL CURE FOR HEADACHES :
Panadol. The 'cure for all'. If it fails we have another secret weapon - Tiger Balm.
NATIONAL CURE FOR NAUSEA
Moh Fah Kor.
NATIONAL CURE FOR DIZZINESS:
Minyak Angin Cap Kapak.
NATIONAL CAUSE OF DIZZINESS (FOR YUPPIES)
NATIONAL INSTANT CURE FOR DIZZINESS (FOR YUPPIES) :
The sight of a police road block.
NATIONAL RICE COOKER
NATIONAL Rice Cooker
NATIONAL RUBBISH DUMP :
Anywhere. As long as it is not your house.
NATIONAL MOST MIS-PRONOUNCED NAME
Carrefour. Sometimes even pronounced as Carry 4!
NATIONAL ANSWER FOR 'WHERE ARE YOU' ?
- on the way.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL TIME FOR BEING LATE :
- 10 minutes
NATIONAL REASON FOR PRICE INCREASE
Petrol naik lagi kawan... semua barang pun kena naik ler... inclusive chicken meat?
NATIONAL REASON FOR PETROL INCREASE :
Still cheaper than other country la....
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR CAUSING TRAFFIC JAM
there was accident on the other side of the road.. of course must slow down and tengok-tengok, kaypoh-kaypoh lah!
NATIONAL REASON WHEN REJECTING INVITATION
'I got some work to do la..u all go first la..'
NATIONAL REASON FOR COLLAPSED BUILDINGS & LEAKY PARLIAMENT ROOFS :
An act of God. Definitely nothing to with greased palms and poor quality control. Nope, none whatsoever.
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR IRRESPONSIBLE POLITICAL STATEMENTS :
None. We were misquoted.
NATIONAL MINISTERIAL REASON FOR INCREASING TOLL RATES :
Orang cakap mau naik mesti mau naik lah! Lu ingat ini jalan saya punya bapak punya kah?!
NATIONAL REASON FOR HAVING BIG ONION DOMES ON TAXPAYER FUNDED PUBLIC BUILDINGS :
Dunno. It's not as if we're anywhere near the middle east.
NATIONAL REASON FOR SPURNING BAILOUT PACKAGES FROM FOREIGN CAR COMPANIES :
We're about to unveil another badly designed low budget car, which, coupled with our notorious customer service and corporate mismanagement, will see us bankrupt again
within the next 5 years. And so we have absolutely no need for the Germans and their silly car-making and market-positioning knowhow, thank you very much.
NATIONAL EXCUSE FOR JUMPING QUEUE (TRAFFIC JAM OR WHAT EVER QUEUE) :
Everybody doing what lah.......
NATIONAL EXCUSE NOT PAYING SAMAN ACCORDING TO DUE DATE :
Relax ler... government will give discount one of these days
NATIONAL EXCUSE TO BRIBE (ANY CONDITION) :
Give them minum kopi lar...
If i can spend my day with Ashton Kutcher on valentines day, IT Will be so awesome!
I would bring him to tour around Malaysia, indulge him with the food here and also a nice dinner at home. :) haha
MY family would him to see him in person.
Touring our country is one of the main thing that I would do.
In the evening, we will walk KLCC park and have some talk together.
Ah.. Ashton.. DROOLS! :O
something is wrong with blogger!
Our Awesome BBQ Pit and BBQ meat!
Overall, I had a great time spending time with my family with this BBQ dinner
Despite my sucky Christmas. At least i have something to be happy about
Family is always come first in my heart...
Taking care my bro is one of my responsibility.
All of us had fun and we taken many pictures during that night!
Happy New Year!