Monday, October 10, 2005

Another week gone

Well, another week has come and gone again. Another time to sit down and reflect: What have I acomplished this week?

Nothing much, other than work, work and more work.

My teacher once ask us during class : "How do you define success?"

The answers from the class is almost uanimous:

"To make my 1st million by the time I'm 30 years old"

I am amazed by the uniformity of the answer. Or maybe I'm the weird one. These are not kindergarden kids mind you. They are under-graduates, Engineeres-in-training and honours holders-to-be.

To me, success is a bit different. At that time I wrote "Success is to know that I have made the place a little better than it was before." or something to that effect. Much to the scorn of my classmates.

Anyway, my point is, I think I haven't done much to make the place a little better, for you and for me and the entire human race. Like what my pastor preached last week, I focus too much on the urgent rather that the important.

I need to remind myself to focus on what is important in my life. Again.

This week's sermon is on the condition of our hearts, which I think my heart is in pretty bad condition as well. Sigh... I think I need a lot of help to get my heart right and in line with God's.

Had 2 x wedding dinners to attend this weekend. And everybody is starting to ask when my turn is coming. And its making me feel a little desperate now...

Haha. Oh well... I'm trying very hard... but the fact is nobody wants me.... sigh....

BTW, Congratulations to Desmond and Dixie!! Here's wishing you all the best in you marriage.

And I watched the Andy Lau show today. Its a movie titled "Til you are older". Its about a little boy who ran away from home and becomes an adult overnight and through it, finds out how much his family loved him. Very touching story. I almost couldn't hold back my tears at the end.

Makes me realise, this most important thing in life is actually your family, and the people around you, whom you loved. And Time is limited. Really.

Go tell somebody you love him or her today.


Blogger Dancingpris said...

I totally agree with u. Success cannot be measured in terms of momentary. And your view on success has touched my heart.

7:42 am  
Blogger シャロン said...

it's true... after i got married, i realised how much work my mom was doing. on top of holding a job, she kept the house in tip top condition. we never ran out of anything... and we have no maid, mind you...

i missed my mom very much...

1:52 pm  
Anonymous miche said...

if i may give an advise. can i? if cannot, you just delete this comment ok :D

stop trying hard looking for life partner...start trying hard to please God instead. i believe by doing this, He will surely grant the desire of your heart.

take for example our earthly father. when they are pleased with us, whatever we ask, they will give right (provided it is within his means lar and nothing illegal) or put yourself in your father's shoe.

think about it. :D

4:21 pm  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

how many people can ACTUALLY make a million b4 30??

Very few... like one in every few thousand or even more!!

11:15 pm  
Blogger シャロン said...

that's not quite true. according to my friend from IRAS, the profiles of millionaires are getting younger and younger and we are talking about peers our age (25-30).

and apparently, income is no longer made up of salaries (10%) but dividends (90%).

so it seems if you wanna be rich in singapore (in this case, millionaire), being a salaried person is not the way to go!


2:11 pm  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

u mean like business profits or stock market share??

1:50 am  
Blogger Guojun said...

Hi all, sorry I took so long to reply again.

Pris> Thanks

Slow> Haha. Desmond and Dixie lived with his parents after they got married.

Miche> Thanks for your advice. I know lah... But some things are easier said, esp when I'm a very emotional person.

Gab> Ya... Depends on what you want in life. If you want it hard enuff, I'm sure 1million before 30 is not a problem.

11:21 am  

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