Saturday, February 10, 2018

YouTube

Wohoo! I'm on YouTube as NinjaOng, again!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VObs6UE2twA

5:13

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

So here's a little story of what happened the last few days. I don't really believe in fairy godmothers in disguise. Long story short, I gave this lady RM50 because I saw her digging through the trash for tin cans. I told her to go home and rest. Here's RM50, take the rest of the night off.

3 days later, I got a call from Australia saying my application got through for Deloitte Consulting Sydney. And a few hours later I got confirmation that I will be going to Manila, with an SG trip in the middle.

How amazing. Thank you very much.

Monday, December 25, 2017

F

She calls him a friend 😌

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Power

You tempt me with power

Coast

Just a family, getting excited about two squirrels running round the trunk of a coconut tree. Enjoying the little things in life around them. With laughter.

The grandma shouts excitedly when it comes around. The dad taking out his massive camera trying to capture the moment. And the grandpa asking why the squirrels are doing what they're doing.

And I'm just standing-by enjoying the whole thing. 😊

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pride

Pride is something I've struggled with for years. On one hand, my idol, Vegeta is full of the Saiyan Pride as the last prince of Saiyan. He strives to achieve greatness through extreme training and to me, he should get what he deserves when you put your 100%. Unfortunately, the author often humiliates him, puts him down, and places him second to Goku. While I understand why this is how the story unfolds (the usual "for love and the protection of others, instead of the love of self"), Vegeta's journey of pride still saddens me whenever I think of it.

According to Dante, Pride is the worst of the Seven Deadly Sins and defines it as "love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbour". It was the original sin that turned Satan against God. It was Pride that  turned Angels into Devils. It was Pride that led Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit. It was Pride that led to the fall of empires like Rome and Shogunate of the Edo-era. It's effect on humanity is clear.

However, of the Seven Deadly Sins, Pride is the only one with a virtuous side. In a good sense it means having a feeling of self-respect. We can be proud of something good that we've done. We might be proud of our son or daughter or husband or wife or anyone else who is close to us and who has done something good. And here's where it comes to a conundrum.

As I was searching online, I came across this quote:
"Pride is a demonstration to others - dignity doesn’t need to demonstrate to others to exist." ~ Peter Quodling

Dignity doesn’t require comparing ourselves to others. If we have done a good job, we feel grateful, not superior. If we keep ourselves well, we appreciate our commitment to our health and the good feeling it gives us. But we don’t feel better than those who can’t find the time, money, or circumstances to keep themselves well. I think the main difference is that true dignity bespeaks a generosity to share what we have with others. Pride is a commodity that we hoard for ourselves. Dignity contains a humility and gratitude that invites people toward us. Pride often exudes an arrogance and egotism that repels people.

Yet, alone I am.

Consciously and unconsciously, I admit I do push some people away in my life. For better for worse, some people have also pushed me away from their lives. The question is, why? 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Confrontation

Interesting how different I would treat these situations. A girl is in distress and super stressed out over her ATM card. My approach is I'll let her let it all out and do what she thinks she needs to do.

While this other girl sat down with her and tries to convince her that her ways are wrong and that she should let it go and enjoy her holiday.

Which approach is better? 🤔

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Don't

Don't ever advise me about Comfort zones.

Fucking pisses me off.