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Grass Jelly with iced Milk Tea

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing. – William Congreve

I was at the hawker centre that day. It was lunchtime and I wanted something to drink.

In my mind, I had decided to drink iced milo.

And then, my eyes caught at something interesting.

Grass jelly with iced milk tea.


That’s something different. I’ll just try that.

And the verdict? Suffice to say it falls short of expectation.

Does that mean that I won’t try something else next time? No!

In life, we crave for something new. Tony Robbins said that uncertainty is one of the driving factors in human behaviors.

What it means is that uncertainty adds spices and freshness in our lives. If everything is certain, we will get bored fast.

Of course, uncertainties that you like, you would call them surprises. Those that you don’t, you call them troubles.

Just as in life, we should add variety in our day-to-day activities. Try something new. It may not bring you the right results, just like my grass jelly with iced milk tea.

But out of 100 tries, you are bound to find a few that would surprise you. And it may just shift your life to the better. Those that didn’t work out would serve as a lesson for you to do other things differently.

Just like the famous Thomas Edison’s sayings, “I didn’t fail 1000 times. I only find out 1000 ways on how not to make the light bulb.”

And what does that mean to my grass jelly with iced milk tea?

I’ll continue to try new drinks if they offer. As for the grass jelly, I’ve learnt my lesson and would take note not to order it.



Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

Reading a book by Pema Chodron, titled Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better.

The book is a collection of her commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of Naropa University and a Q&A with Tami Simon.

Some thoughts from reading the book.

We do not know what would come next. We will never be able to predict the future. Yet, we must move on. Move forward. Dare to take the action.

No note cards. We can prepare as well as we can, and yet we can’t really control the future. We shouldn’t be too rigid. Let the future takes its course, and we adapt accordingly. Do not limit what the future has in hold for us, simply because we have prepared and follow our “note cards” steadfastly.

We tend to label ourselves as “failures” when things go wrong. When things don’t happen to what we have planned. When the results ain’t something that we are happy with.

When bad things happen. it is not necessarily a bad thing. People would say “It is the worst thing ever.” A wise man would say,”Maybe yes, maybe no.” Do not be swayed by the outer circumstances. An event has no meaning, unless the meaning you have given to it. That’s what Tony Robbins has once said.

You could feel frustrated or feel at raged, for the failures that you encounter. Or… Or, you could try to understand why the failures happen. What contributed to it? What tell-tale signs of it? What did you learn? How did you feel? How could you do better next time?

Failures are like walking at the beach and the waves start knocking you, face down to the sand. Real failures are when you remain lying there, suffocated in the sand. To get up, time after time, that’s living. It is tough, but through time and effort, the waves would be insignificant. The struggle would be less of a hassle. You would be more empowered.

You can’t control what has happened. But you can control on how you react to it. Or rather, you choose on how you respond to it. Remember, every action is a choice. You choose to respond. It’s a responsibility.

There’s more to the book, it’s better when you read it yourself.



Share A Meal

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I was browsing through Instagram when I saw this trending hashtag #ShareAMeal.

Unilever is running a campaign to donate 1 million meals to Feeding America.

1 in 5 children in USA experiences child hunger. That is a shocking 16 million children.

You can join in with this charitable cause through your favorite social media platform – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Post a selfie with an empty plate with the hashtag #ShareAMeal. Every post, every like and every comment would be counted to the donation by Unilever. Details in the link.

Personally, I believe we can do more than just to like or re-tweet the posts and expect other people to do the donation.

Why can’t we donate it ourselves? Are we that lacking that we can’t contribute?

Tony Robbins, too, has partnered with Feeding America. Through his campaign, he sets a Herculean goal – raising 100 Million meals. But, he can’t do it without you.

It’s a season of giving and sharing.

Spare a thought to those who are less fortunate.

Be grateful of what you have.

Be charitable.

What would you do today for the less fortunate ones?



Pain and Pleasure

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. – Leonardo da Vinci

Tony Robbins once said that our actions are governed by pain and pleasure. Actually, he says it over and over again.

Just like the basic organism moving away from heat and towards food, we human do quite similarly as well.

We do things to avoid pain. We also do things to gain pleasure. What do we really avoid and what do we really want?

For wealth, we may be avoiding the pain of begging on the street. We want the pleasure of having the money to buy the things our heart desires.

For health, we may be avoiding heart attack due to being obese. We want the pleasure of being able to wear sexy clothes.

For relationship, we may be avoiding fear of loneliness. We want the pleasure of companionship, sharing all the goodness in life.

Think of your life goals in terms of pain and pleasure. Think of the pain you are avoiding and the pleasure you want. Incorporate them into your annual goals.

How do you re-write your goals – this time round with the pain and pleasure?



Happy Valentine’s Day

We can only learn to love by loving. – Iris Murdoch

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tony Robbins, and his gal, Sage, recently hosted a Spreecast chat (click on the link for the webcast). In which, they answered questions regarding relationships.

A few take-aways from the webcast:

Relationship changes start with you. You have the power to decide and change its direction. Take 100% responsibility.

Decide what kind of person you would like to attract. Write down the list. Clarity rules.

From the list, decide and determine to become the person who would attract your dream gal/guy.

Always be in good state. A good man can do mean things when in bad state. It is all in your mind.

There are many more, but I’ll leave it to you on their 1 hour-long webcast. Have fun!

What would be your take-aways from the webcast?



Tony Robbin’s Rapid Planning Method

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee

Clarity is power. The question we asked ourselves is not what to do. Rather, it is on what is the result that we want to achieve.

And to ask, we must be specific. Specific outcome that we want.

Jot it down. Every-single-morning.

When we are attuned to our outcomes, our mind will come up with the ways to achieve. Our mind is a powerful tool, don’t ever underestimate it.

In the spirit of holiday, Tony Robbins is offering a bundle discount on his products, Rapid Planning Method included. You can find it all here:  https://www.tonyrobbins.com/holiday/

There are two reasons to act now.

One. You will be getting the massive discounts on the highly-valued products from Tony. I believe his products need no more introduction.

Two. You will be part of his massive goal in supporting Feeding America in a quest called the 100 Million Meals Challenge.

Quoted: *Every $1 donated to Feeding America helps provide 10 meals for families facing hunger. Tony Robbins is donating a minimum of 50 million meals (monetary equivalent of $5,000,000) to Feeding America from December 2, 2014 – December 3, 2015.

Let’s play our parts. Let’s enrich ourselves through continuous learning and helping the society at the same time!

What are your results today?