Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rest of Your Life

Saw this in my Bible study notes (ironically, while I was looking for my "tough time" books for my friend who just broke up):

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
- Harry, "When Harry Met Sally"

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me...

Happy birthday to me... the Ugly Betty...

I can't say that I'm not happy today - at least the wonderful 3.5 hours of Redbox session with some witty funny coursemates really made my day...
But I can't help to recognize the fact - the entire day passed just as any other Saturday - sing K, shopping, dinner at Dragon-i... nothing more nothing less...

No surprise.
No roses.
No teddy bear.
Only "let me pay for that blouse..."
Only "where you wanna have dinner?"
Which are normal anyway.
Nothing was even planned. (I organized the Redbox session myself. OK he booked the room for us.)

I guess that's how an Ugly Betty celebrates her birthday.
Or maybe that's how an Independent Woman celebrates her birthday?
(I really need to stop crying. I still have one hour of birthday left.)

Breathe. Smile.

Feeling 100x happier now - after getting roses and chocolates =)
Thank you all for the wishes...


Thursday, July 9, 2009


Heard this line in Jolin's new song:

Translation: we understand, love is to depend/rely on each other

Time - Interview with Robert Kiyosaki

Was reading this while waiting for my laptop to start up:

Some of the highlights/keywords:
* DISCIPLINE, determination, drive
* That's how you get wiser - by hanging out with smart people
* I don't know how you can expect to get anything you want without some degree of long-term commitment
* All I talk about is money... but my decision to live in a safer community or have better good - it's all based upon money
* Flipping is gambling

The word "discipline" appeared 4 times in the one page interview.

This article hit me because yesterday morning, I just had a conversation with a senior who's getting higher pay than me, but his savings till now is less than the amount that I've invested in stocks and property in the 1st half of this year. I was very shocked to find out that he hardly saved. He told me he just prefers to enjoy life. I told him, yeah, sometimes I do get lost, wondering why people around me who gets paid less than me are driving bigger car, while I'm thinking that mcD is too expensive.

DISCIPLINE - I'm determined that delayed yet greater gratification is the way to go.

Monday, July 6, 2009