2
Jun

Going Back To Our Animal Instinct

Going Back To Our Animal Instinct

Homosapien (Human Beings) has evolved from Prehistoric time till present as the top of the chain in the Animal Kingdom, why ? Because of our intelligence and ability to think, act and feel what is right and what is wrong – either morally / logically.

However, our continuous pursuit of economic development and material needs has to some extend make us become selfish, unfeeling, emotionless, oblivious and most of all indifferent to what is happening around us.

See below 2 categories of video between what is an act of human, the supposedly Superior species of the Animal Kingdom and compare what other “Animals” did in the moment :

INCREDIBLE ANIMALS


Scarlett the brave mother cat


Endearing Sea Lion worried about Little Girl falling over


Gorilla Save Child

HUMAN BEINGS (SUPERIOR SPECIES) ???


Girl Toddler run over by car, 18 people walked past and ignore her

So Who is the more “Superior” species ? Some humans sure can learn from these animals.

Reflect on how we have evolved and better ourselves to be more compassionate, kind and caring towards others – man and human included.

27
May

Success is To Be Self Responsible

No One Owes You For The Success That You Want To Achieve

Last week I had some down-time with so many things happening around me that I got distracted and lose focus. With a flu to add on, making things worst than it already is. Which is why, today I finally picked up the pieces and get my butt off the self depreciating mode to pen some catching up on what I could have done to make a bad situation better.

Borrowing a quote from Les Brown, a motivational speaker, former Ohio politician, popular author, radio DJ, and former host of The Les Brown Show.

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

His words came aptly in the most appropriate time when I was having some doubts running through my mind.

In his book on Self Motivation, one key points he mentioned is “Self- Mastery”.

One must never be satisfied with yourself to be less than secondary, work on yourself continuously. The difference between human beings and animals is the ability to invest their time and effort in pushing the human limits to pursue their goals and dreams. A dog can’t be anything but a dog, a tree can’t be anything but a tree.

Human beings have got unlimited potential, you can put effort on you, and by concentrating on you and developing this potential, anyone can transform their life no matter where they are right now.

If It is Easy, Then May Be It Is Not Worth It

If It is Easy, Then May Be It Is Not Worth It

It Is Not How Good You Are, But How Good You Want To Be.

It Is Not How Good You Are, But How Good You Want To Be.

Feel free to share with me your ups and down so that we can support each other and work towards our potential.

21
May

Will Smith (The Man In Black) – Reveals His “The Secret”

Almost everyone that watches movies and television know who is Will Smith….ok, ok maybe not those that watches only television ;) but for all others, I believed that when someone mentioned Will Smith, “Agent J – The Man In Black” comes to mind. Doesn’t it ?

Why am I talking about Will Smith here ? When we see / attend some Guru talks and giving speeches on “how to be successful”, half of those that attended such talks, probably would be thinking in their mind – Who the heck is this guy (GURU) ??

Well, having Will Smith giving talks on his secret to his success would definitely erased all of these doubts. He is successful, he is good looking and most importantly his secret to personal success makes perfect sense, best of all it is FREE !!! You don’t have to pay exorbitant ticket fees to attend and/or to make him rich…..oh, maybe this is how the other “GURUS” become successful ? Below is Part 1 & 2 compilation of him getting interviewed and clips of his talks over the ears. Video credit to the one that took the trouble to compile it.

Videos of Will Smith’s “The Secret” below. Leave me a comments / thoughts guys.

WILL SMITH’S SECRET – PART 1

WILL SMITH’S SECRET – PART 2

19
May

The Message Behind – Beyond Beauty : Tawian From Above

Beyond Beauty : Tawian From Above

《看見台灣》

《看見台灣》

I managed to watch the documentary film by Chi Po-lin, the director of the Golden Horse Awards winner for best documentary, “Beyond Beauty, Taiwan from Above](看見台灣)” over the weekend. The Director, Chi Po-Lin, an ex-civil servant, with an experience of 20 years’ as a professional aerial photographer, quited his job and embarked on his dream project “看見台灣” hoping to bring forward the message of environmental awareness without coming across as “too documentary”.

His aerial shots of the landscape above Taiwan is so breathtakingly beautiful and yet subtle to bring across the message that he is trying to convey.

The film start off like a tourist promo video slowly morphs into an ecological cautionary tale. Its natural scenery truly reflect the name – “Ilha Formosa” — beautiful island, given by the Portugese more than 500 years ago when they first set foot on the island.

But within a short span of time, the island is losing its natural settings giving way to economic development of high-tech industry, commercial farming, real estate industry and over population, all in the name of material progress pursued by human greed and negligence.

Director Mr. Chi message that he hopes to bring across is simple and straight forward – to present a realistic view of the growing environmental problems in Taiwan. To make people be more conscious of what is happening around them right now at this time and to think about what the future will be for the next generation(s) if people continue doing what they are doing now.

Watch the trailers of this Taiwan’s awarding winning, highest-grossing documentary movie below. For a few minutes of your time, it could changed the path of future generations.

WHAT YOU DO NOW HAS AN EFFECT ON OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS, BE CONSCIOUS OF WHAT YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE ENVIRONMENT NOW – HOWEVER SMALL IN EFFORT.

16
May

What is Destiny ? Can we create our own Destiny ?

What is Destiny ? A check in the dictionary came up with 3 basic answers :

1. something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.
2. the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.
3. the power or agency that determines the course of events.

So, can we create our own Destiny ? Or is there “predetermined” ?

Different religion will tell you different answers, but I will not be going into that. Here I just want to give my 2 cents worth of personal thoughts.

I believed that we all can create our own destiny, or simply put it try “creating” our own path. Everyone came to this life-time under different circumstances – our families, individual character / personality, intelligence (EO & IQ) then our up-bringing, our life experiences. Some of it can’t be changed while some of it can be altered during our course through it. The key point is that from the day that we start to “know” things on how the world works, we need to put in conscious effort to do good and strive for our dreams. This effort and perseverance could form the basic fundamentals of our future – DESTINY. It may or may not work out the way we wanted to be at the end but if we do not strive for what we want to achieve, to be who we want to be and to reach out for dreams that we hope to have, then I guessed you can say that your Destiny is predetermined, inevitable or irresistible, course of events. In summary –

1. Plan a Preferred Future
2. Decide Who you want to be
3. Use whatever resources that you may have in the best way
4. Don’t settle for anything less or short-change yourself
5. Ignore all the sceptic or Naysayer

You Decide Who You Are

You Decide Who You Are

Watch below a light hearted short animation film by Mr Fabien Weibel :

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a great weekend ahead everyone !

Video credits – Fabien Weibel (https://www.facebook.com/barababor)

15
May

New Singapore hero speaks wise words in MRT – “Justice Man”

Hey everyone, this you have got to see !

Our own Singapore Superhero in tights, mask, utility belts and all the costumes of a Super-Hero, giving lecture about civil-mindedness of giving up seats to those that needed it more.

Got to admit, I salute the man, whoever he is, for his bravery for stepping up in his “costumes” and speaking out on the MRT…..but I can’t stop myself laughing from the corniness of it all. Kuddos to you my friend ! Watch the video below -

Give the man a round of applause for his spirit in speaking up, and please do go ahead and had a good laugh !! Because I think it is part of his plan ;))

14
May

Table Tennis Man With No Hands – Nothing Is Impossible

Came acrossed this article about a table tennis player with no hands and curiosity got the better of me. So I googled for more video and information about this amazing man and his achievements.

Ibrahim Hamato, born in Egypt, has lost both his hands in an accident when he was just 10years old. As a boy, it was always his dream to play table tennis as a professional. However, three years after the accident, he wanted to play again by holding the paddle under his arm, but it didn’t work out. This did not stop the determined boy from pursuing his dream.

He then taught himself to hit the ball by holding the paddle with his mouth. And through sheer hard work and determined practices, he can now do the volley, top-spin and many other moves that could make abled-bodied amateur player to shame.

Hamato credit his achievements and inspiration to his wife in being able to allow him to find success in his table tennis where he is able to enjoy every point he win.

Nothing is Impossible for this man - Ibrahim Hamato

Nothing is Impossible for this man – Ibrahim Hamato

Watch Hamato videos here to see his amazing play :

IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT….NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE !

6
May

Crazy Or Amazing People ? You Decide.

Many times when we watched videos of people doing “incredibly crazy” stuffs and succeeded, we can’t help to ask ourselves – What makes these people do it ?!

There has been psychological studies on these people who do dangerously, crazy stunts / acts and they keep on going back to do it again and again until they have perfected it. But why ? Studies has show that, ironically, these are the people that have viewed life as a challenge, love life more than anyone else, have a higher force of life in them and are always looking to live life to the fullest !!

By engaging in these dangerously activities, the participants instead of seeing it as an act of endangering their own life, they are “living life”. It gives them the adrenal and power to conquer life and its obstacles…

Now, I am not saying that everyone should get out now and try to imitate these people (remember – they are professionals). What I am trying to point here is that we need to harvest the spirit of these incredible people – THE SPIRIT OF NEVER SAY DIE, THE SPIRIT OF NEVER AFRAID OF FAILURE, THE SPIRIT OF YOU ONLY LIVED ONCE, THE SPIRIT OF PURSUING YOUR DREAMS !!!

Now, isn’t these “Spirit of the mind” achievable by YOU & ME ???

See below videos of the incredibly amazing people and get inspired :

LIVE LIFE, DREAM BIG, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE !!

Cheers everyone.

2
May

By Changing Your Words, You Can Change Your World

Saw a Youtube video the other day and have left a lasting impression on my mind. It is amazing that how just a simple words of expression could virtually changed the perception of how others react. Watch the below video to see what I mean.

So remember, it costs you nothing by better phrasing your words – written or spoken, it will make someone’s life better or make others happier.

When Words Are Kind and True.

When Words Are Kind and True.

Have a great weekend ahead everyone.

30
Apr

Talent – Everyone Has It

Today I would like to discuss about talents. Borrowed straight from a quote -

“All of Us is talented in our unique way. We just need to recognise our capacity and develop our talents to their full potential.”

All-of-us-are-talented-in-our-own-unique

When we say talent, it need not be conformed to any particular activities – Music, Sports or Physical Strength…
It is simply doing what one can do best, like cooking, packing or just stacking of boxes.

All talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and practise. (STEPHEN KING)

Talent hits a target no one else can hit ; Genius hits a target no one else can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Below are some videos of the world most talented “ordinary” people.

Discover your talent today !