13 Sep 2013

Lady Liberty

From the States awhile back. You can't see, but that's the Statue of Liberty in between my pudgy fingers hahaha.

What does liberty, or rather - freedom, mean to you?

is it the ability to buy what you want, when you want, without worrying about anything?
is it the peace of mind that you have in knowing that everything is going to turn out alright?
is it the time you get to spend with your loved ones doing the simplest things like going to the market?
is it the knowing inside that one day when you leave the earth, you'll be in some place more beautiful?

to me....... i guess liberty is being able to

wake up every morning praising my God
wake up every morning loving what i'm doing,
wake up every morning making every second of every day one that is filled with joy.
wake up every morning looking forward to make an impact on someone that i meet on that day

and going to bed feeling so fulfilled that if my maker comes tomorrow, i'll be ready.

there's bound to be challenges, chains, bondage that tie you down in life along the way, no doubt.

bound to be decisions i make that aren't as smart as i thought it was, (guilty for alot of those moments hahaha)
bound to be days i've completely wasted by not allowing emotions to dictate how i act,
bound to be days where i've said or done things that i regret
bound to be days where people aren't the nicest to me (owwwww)

But i'm so blessed to have days like these, because they make the days that are good that much better! :')
and it reminds me that we can all do better, and that's all we can do, every day of our lives..

until Liberty arrives. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtzAciGlgKE - endless hallelujah by matt redman. stumbled upon this on youtube. love it!

20 Aug 2013

What is your Prize?

"When I started to put too much pressure on myself, I lost my joy, my passion and my purpose in basketball. All the fame, all the money, all the lifestyle, dream job dream life, don't mean anything. Because basketball had consumed my time, my energy, my joy, my happiness. My happiness was depended on how well I played. That's when i realized I had to trust in God. If you know my story, for me not to trust God is just crazy, because His fingerprints is just all over my life." - Jeremy Lin

part 1: http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=F2M92CNU

part 2: http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=KP6KD7NX

Just writing down so many mental notes all the way through part 1 and 2. (esp part 2!)
Watch them and be blessed!

28 Jun 2013

June 27th.

month 8,

It's been a crazy ride. The people I've met, the places I've been..
Things that make me smile -

when a customer calls me and says "I can jump outa bed!",
when a downline calls me and tells me that he did something completely out of his comfort zone, and fought for his dreams,
when someone who took the weight management program tells me that her BP, blood sugar and cholesterol levels went down,
when my sidelines make me tear every time they speak to me because I know how much they truly care,
when my uplines rush all the way just to help me out when I call 'cos I got into an accident, even though they were halfway through attacking their murtabak at a mamak which is 30 to 40 minutes away from where I am.
when I can head to Singapore, Penang, Johor, Malacca, and not worry if I have a place to bunk in because I have friends there who are so willing to host me,
when we can make stupid dares and challenges, just to fire each other up to bring us yet another step closer to our dreams,
when we can sit and talk about things so personal, and feel so vulnerable yet comfortable talking about them.
when I can afford to spend one morning out of a week to teach Science *not my choice! haha* to a group of amazing Burmese kids,

I cant thank Him enough for this life.
truly truly truly thankful.

11 Jan 2013

3rd month

I can't believe its been 3 months since I started with this biz and it's been a crazy ride! I've learned so much from the people I work with, from the nature of the biz, from interacting with people, even from the struggles and speed bumps along the way!

"Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these will be added unto you"

This verse is so so true. (in fact, the WHOLE BIBLE IS LA OKAY! hahaha) I've experienced how when you put the work of God first, that everything falls into place, just at the right time.

And God can really use anyone, wherever you are. Even though you may not be serving "full time" in church, you can still be serving "full time" in your work place! You may be an auditor, or doctor, or engineer.. as long as you ask God to use you to be a blessing to others around you, He'll definitely open the doors for you to! I've talked to so many people about God, more than I have for the past 20 years of my life, despite Him doing SO SO much for me!

I re-read my previous post about rejections. One thing I learned is, there's bound to be people who will reject you - and probably not you, but the biz or the products that the company is offering. I'm alright with rejection, really. What I sometimes get upset about is HOW people reject.

I've been their friend for long enough, and for them to make it sound or look like I'm trying to cheat them or con them into something that's bad for them really hurts. And most of the time, it's the closer ones who act that way. It sometimes makes me wonder if I was that bad a friend to them. If I had ever made them do something they didn't want to, or be stingy with them, or whatever that would cause them to act that way. If I did, then really, forgive me.

But with that being said, I know that whatever I'm sharing with you guys is something that's good and life changing. And if I'm sharing it with you, I see how it can help you, how you need it. So the only thing I can do, really, is control the things I can, and accept the things I cannot.

Despite all the adversities, it still is the best decision I've ever made! Love waking up every day. It's either work, or church, or both! I'm so blessed to be able to have this opportunity to love what I do, and do what I love.

Today, I am grateful. <3 p="p" x="x">

5 Nov 2012

It's how you rise above it.

The past couple of weeks has been such a struggle. I've been working part time jobs that require me to be out the whole day, marking papers on a tight deadline, prepping for missions in Cambodia, serving in church, and I'm also trying out new things career wise.

I have to adapt a whole lot to the busy days (from being jobless for over a month lol), learning up things as quick as I can, and on top of that, have very very little sleep.. but it's been worth it!

Well, this new career direction that I'm trying out is actually network marketing. And yes, I know what you're thinking.. "You're an ACCA grad and you're doing network marketing? Why not join the Big 4? Gain some experience? Why waste that first class honors??" 

Trust me, I've heard that countless times in these two weeks and honestly, I still can't find an answer that people are completely happy with, or that I am completely happy with. I guess I'm still doing the cost/benefit analysis of this whole thing.

I actually do see the potential in this, which is why I'm in it. The company that I'm partnering with has amazing products that would definitely help the people around me, hence it really is just sharing good stuff with the people I love, and get paid for it!

The people I've met, and the experiences that I've gained from these two weeks of being in this business has been the best! They're so generous in terms of time, money, knowledge, and encouragement. I've seen how lives have been transformed through the products and through the business.

This is also the one job that I can actually see myself earning enough money, and well, still earn passive income in the future when I stop working and go into what I really am passionate for - starting an orphanage. Before this, my "5 year plan" was to just go into audit/wtv, go through the motions, and hopefully find a rich guy who can support me and our family while I go on doing something that gives me zero income.

But with that being said, of course there will be rejection along the way, and that's something that I'm still not used to. Some rejections hurt more than others, especially when they're from people that I'm really close to, and whose opinions really matter to me.

"We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love" - Mother Theresa. Even the smallest things can be great things when our hearts are in the right place!

I honestly do believe that if we keep our priorities right, that it's out of love, that it'll all turn out well.

I've prayed about it. It really is a big step - especially if its in the wrong direction.
I can't say for sure what I'll be doing in the future, and I'm definitely not discounting the possibility of working in audit/accounting/etc. If you have a job opening that you think is suitable for me, by all means, let me know! I'll gladly apply for it!

If God wants me to go into something else, He'll open those doors. :)

But for right now, this seems right.

"There's bound to be trials in life. It's how you rise above it that makes you who you are".

p/s: Ask me more about what I do if you want to know. I'd be happy to share it with you! Don't just assume... hahahaha!