Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Just got home from last nite night shift... Can't sleep right now so I just update my blog a bit.

I saw in the Newpaper an article about Richard Branson... Ha, it was really so fun of him losing a bet with AirAsia that he had to broad the plane and serve the passengers for 13 hours flight.

If I had the money I would want to book the flight. I mean which chairman of a company will do business so fun, esp of a company which is 8 billion dollar? Get his signature too....



There is another article of him too...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Definition of Wealth by Brian Tracy

If you want to be wealthy, you must understand what wealth is. Here is the best definition of wealth you will ever find. Wealth is "cash flow from other sources."

Make Your Money Work for You
What this means is that you are not wealthy just because you earn a lot of money. You are only wealthy when your money works for you. To become wealthy, your main job is to acquire money and then put it to work making more money for you.

Add Value Continually
The key to creating wealth is simple. It is called "adding value." Successful people are those who are always looking for ways to add value in some way to a person, a company, a product or a service.

Do It Faster
Here is an example of adding value: Domino's Pizza. The founders of Domino's Pizza took a common food, offered by thousands of little restaurants, and added a value to the pizza by delivering it more rapidly than anyone else. The added value of speed enabled Domino's to create a billion-dollar empire and made the founder of Domino's, Tom Monahan, one of the richest men in the world.

Buy It Cheaper Somewhere Else
Another way to add value is to buy something in one place at one price and then make it available in another place for another price. For example, buying a product or service manufactured in Europe or Asia, importing it to the United States, and making it available to people to whom it was not available before is a way of adding value for which you can charge a higher price.

Improve the Life or Work of Others
All manufacturing and marketing is based on this principle of added value. All importation and distribution aims to add value. Performing a service that enhances the life or work of another person adds value. A dentist who takes away pain is adding value. An accountant who saves a client money on taxes is adding or actually creating value. A salesperson who introduces a new product or service to a customer that helps that customer in some way is adding value. All financial success, especially business success, is based on adding value. It is based on the old saying, "Find a need and fill it."

Combine and Recombine the Elements of Value
All successful business is based on someone bringing together the factors of production, such as labor, capital, raw materials and management, and creating a product or service that a customer will pay a price for that is in excess of the cost of producing it.

How Fortunes Are Made
Adding value is the way that all fortunes are made. Whenever you see an opportunity to give people what they want at a price greater than it costs you to produce that product or service, you see an opportunity to make a profit, build a business and begin moving toward financial success. Almost any business or occupation can make you financially independent if you can find a way to add enough value.
Action Exercises
Here are two actions you can take immediately to add more value to your time and activities:

First, take the time to be absolutely clear about what it is that people want and need to improve their lives and work. The clearer you are about their real needs, the easier it is for you to satisfy them at a higher level.

Second, look for ways to add value to what you are doing every day in every way. Never be satisfied with the status quo. One small idea to add value can be the starting point of a great fortune.



Profits Are Better Than Wages by Jim Rohn


My mentor, when I was 25 years old, dropped a phrase on me that changed my life forever when he said, “Profits are better than wages. Wages will make you a living. Profits can make you a fortune.”

You know it is a bit difficult to get rich on wages, but anybody can get rich on profits. Profits change your whole attitude, even if you start part time—whether it’s part time on your entrepreneurial business, network marketing company or service business.

It can be a landscape business in the summer or hanging Christmas lights in the winter. It can be training, consulting or tutoring. It can be your hobby, such as painting, writing, crafts, woodworking, computers or cooking. But once you start investing even part-time effort into your own business, you will find how much more exciting it is to get up in the morning and go to work on your fortune, even if you’re only spending a few hours a week doing it.

How empowering it is to be able to go to work on your fortune every day rather than going to work to pay the rent. Now it is noble to go to work to pay the rent, but if you could also parcel out part of your time, go to work to make your fortune. Your whole attitude changes. Your spirit changes. It is in your voice. It is in your face. It is in your gestures. And then you can say, “I am now working full time on my job and part time on my fortune because I found a way to make profits.” Wow!

And I will know what you mean.


The Great Leadership Challenge by Jim Rohn


If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. Leadership is the ability to attract someone to the gifts, skills, and opportunities you offer as an owner, as a manager, as a parent. What’s important in leadership is refining your skills. All great leaders keep working on themselves until they become effective. Here are some specifics:

Learn to be strong but not impolite. It is an extra step you must take to become a powerful, capable leader with a wide range of reach. Some people mistake rudeness for strength. It’s not even a good substitute.

Next, learn to be kind but not weak. We must not mistake weakness for kindness. Kindness isn’t weak. Kindness is a certain type of strength. We must be kind enough to tell someone the truth. We must be kind enough and considerate enough to lay it on the line. We must be kind enough to tell it like it is and not deal in delusion.

Next, learn to be bold but not a bully. It takes boldness to win the day. To build your influence, you’ve got to walk in front of your group. You’ve got to be willing to take the first arrow, tackle the first problem, discover the first sign of trouble. Like the farmer, if you want any rewards at harvest time, you have got to be bold and face the weeds and the rain and the bugs straight on. You’ve got to seize the moment.

Here’s the next step. You’ve got to learn to be humble but not timid. You can’t get to the high life by being timid. Some people mistake timidity for humility. But humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease. It’s an affliction. It can be cured, but it is a problem.

Humility is almost a God-like word. A sense of awe. A sense of wonder. An awareness of the human soul and spirit. An understanding that there is something unique about the human drama versus the rest of life. Humility is a grasp of the distance between us and the stars, yet having the feeling that we’re part of the stars.

Here’s a good tip: Learn to be proud but not arrogant. It takes pride to build your ambitions. It takes pride in your community. It takes pride in a cause, in accomplishment. But the key to becoming a good leader is to be proud without being arrogant.

Do you know the worst kind of arrogance? Arrogance from ignorance. It’s intolerable. If someone is smart and arrogant, we can tolerate that. But if someone is ignorant and arrogant, that’s just too much to take.

The next step is learning to develop humor without folly. In leadership, we learn that it’s okay to be witty but not silly; fun but not foolish.

Next, deal in realities. Deal in truth. Save yourself the agony of delusion. Just accept life as it is. Life is unique. The whole drama of life is unique. It’s fascinating.

Life is unique. Leadership is unique. The skills that work well for one leader may not work at all for another. However, the fundamental skills of leadership can be adopted to work well for just about everyone: at work, in the community, and at home.


On Learning to Lead by Zig Ziglar


My wife and I were in Sydney, Australia, and we had an opportunity to attend a performance of the Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra at the famed Opera House. When we arrived thirty minutes early, the orchestra members were already warming up. As they warmed up, the music sounded like noise to me.

At one minute before eight, the conductor walked onto the stage. Immediately everybody sat up straight. As he stepped onto the riser, everybody came to attention. At eight o’clock he raised the baton, and when his arms came down, the music started. What had been noise a few seconds earlier became a beautiful melody.

The orchestra leader had converted a team of all-stars to an all-star team. No one instrument dominated any other; rather, each harmonized with and became part of the others.

The conductor had, for a number of years, been a musician in an orchestra. He had learned to be obedient and follow the orchestra conductor when he was a performer. In short, he had learned to obey so that later he could command. I once saw a young man with a T-shirt emblem proclaiming, “I follow no one.” What a tragedy! Because until he learns to follow, he will never be able to lead.


The Promise of Spring by Jim Rohn



Fortunately, following the turbulence of winter comes the season of activity and opportunity called springtime. It is the season for entering the fertile fields of life with seed, knowledge, commitment, and a determined effort.

However, the mere arrival of spring is no sign that things are going to look good in the fall. You must do something with the spring. In fact, everyone has to get good at one of two things: planting in the spring or begging in the fall. Take advantage of the day and the opportunities that spring can bring.

It is the promise of spring that as we sow, so shall we also reap. Faith further provides to us an irrevocable law decreed in heaven which assures that for every disciplined human effort we will receive a multiple reward. For each cup planted, a bushel reaped, for every good idea given to another, many shall be given to us in return. For every demonstrated act of faith, a multiplicity of the rewards, and for every act of love given, a life of love in return.

Just remember it is a natural characteristic of springtime to present itself ever so briefly, or to lull us into inactivity with its bounteous beauty. Do not pause too long to soak in the aroma of the blossoming flowers, lest you awaken to find springtime gone with your seed still in your sack.

With the intelligence, wisdom, and freedom of choice given to us as humans, exercise the discipline to plant in spite of the rocks, weeds, or other obstacles before us. The rocks, weeds, and thorns of the world cannot destroy all your seeds if you plant massively enough and intelligently enough. My suggestion is to choose action, not rest. Choose truth, not fantasy. Choose a smile, not a frown. Choose love, not animosity. Choose the good in life in all things, and choose the opportunity as well as the chance to work when springtime smiles on your life.

Spring shows us that life is truly a constant beginning, a constant opportunity, a constant springtime. We need only to learn to look once again at life as we did as children, letting fascination and curiosity give us welcome cause to look for the miraculous hidden among the common.

Get busy quickly on your springs, your opportunities. There are just a handful of springs that have been handed to each of us. Life is brief, even at its longest. Whatever you are going to do with your life, get at it. Don't just let the seasons pass by.

Monday, April 11, 2011





一个女司机被强奸后(这不是笑话!) 我希望大家都能看到这个故事,有些东西,有些道理,却往往可以从一个短小精悍的故事里面体会得到。这是一篇让人看完后心很冷的故事。真的希望这真的只是个故事....因为­心真的很难过....   山间公路上三名持枪歹徙居然盯上 漂亮的女司机,强迫中巴停下,要带女司机下车去玩玩,女司机情急呼救,全车乘客噤若寒蝉。只有一中年瘦弱男子应声奋起,却被打伤在地。男子气极.奋起大呼全车人制止暴行,­却无人响应.任凭女司机被拖至山林草丛。半个时辰后,三歹徒与衣衫不整的女司机归来。车又将行.女司机要被打伤流血的瘦弱男子下车。 男子不肯,倔持起来。 喂,你下车吧,我的车不拉你! 中年男子急了,说:你这人怎么不讲道理,我想救你还错吗? 你救我?你救我什么了?女司机矢口否认,引得几个乘客窃笑。 中年男子气极,恨自已身无大侠之力!救人未救成,可也不该得此被驱逐下车的结果呀,他坚决不下。再说我买票了,我有权坐车! 司机扬起脸无情地说:不下车,我就不开。 没想到的是,满车刚才还对暴行熟视无睹的乘客们,却如刚刚睡醒般,齐心协力地劝那男子下车:你快下去吧,我们还有事呢,耽搁不起!有几位力大的乘客甚至想上前拖这中年男子­下车,使人想起莫泊桑笔下《羊脂球》里的情节。 三个歹徒咧着嘴笑,得意地笑了。其中有个黑皮无赖毫不知耻地说:哥们把她玩恣了!另外两个歹徒也胡言乱语:她是我对象,关你屁事!一场争吵,直到那男子的行李从车窗扔出,­他随后被推搡而下。 汽车又平稳地行驶在山路上,女司机掠了一下头发,按响了录音机。 车快到山顶,拐过弯去就要下山了,车左侧是劈山开的路,右侧是百丈悬崖。汽车悄悄地加速了,女司机脸上十分平静,双手紧握着方向盘,眼睛里淌出晶莹的泪水。一歹徒似乎觉察­到了什么,说:慢点开,慢点开,你他妈的想干什么?! 女司机并不说话,车速越来越快。歹徒企图扑上去抢方向盘,汽车却像离弦的箭向悬崖冲去...... 第二天,当地报纸报道:伏虎山区昨日发生惨祸,一中巴摔下山崖。车上司机和十三名乘客无一生还。


After watching this 2 clips, what is your emotion?

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Little Alex is so funny today... She is really so cute and funny.

I was watching TV at the living room when she comes and beat me. The conversation goes like this:

Little Alex: papa papa this year I am 5 yrs old, this year I'm am K1, after K1 is what?
Me: after K1 is K2 lah..
LA: after K2 leh?
Me: after K2 is SKII lah...
LA: (stun for a while) no papa papa you say wrongly, after K2 is Pri 1... SKII is used to wash face one, wash here and here.. (pointing both of her cheeks)

Monday, April 04, 2011

Okay, little Alex is in her school now... Today she got Chinese spelling, so when she gets home later we shall see how many marks she get. Just before I take her to school, she knows the words so I think she should have no problem. Last week, she got 2/2 and I treated her to a meal. I told her if today she scores 2/2 then over the weekend, I will treat her to eat cake and drink something. If she gets 1/2 then she only gets to drink no cakes. . She asks me "what if I get 0/2?" . I told her 0/2 will ganna beat backside till red red.... . My mother bought for little Alex some new toys for her. She loves to cook so now she gets to prepare pizza for us. She will slice it and serve to you, and you better eat it or else she will get angry and start jumping around.
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Cool set of pizza, huh? I was laughing when little Alex was drinking from the bottle of chilli... haha! . . She also has her little fishing game. I know this game set was like been existing for like 30 years already. Little Alex enjoying fishing so let he be. She doesn't really know how to fish it up, all she did was she will catch the fish up and open its mouth and put the hook in... "ahh! I catch it..."
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You know what, when I got more fish than her, she will grab my fish and put them at her side. . . Last Saturday, I took little Alex out again. I already planned to take her to Marina Bay Sands. The previous week, it was raining so we didn't make it there. This time we have to go there, no matter what. When we left home, I wanted to go to Somerset first. We took the MRT, and little Alex is whining that she is hungry. I told her to wait till we are at Somerset then we can find food there. She doesn't want to wait for so long, so we alighted at Tiong Bahru and we had lunch at KFC. She ate my whipped potato, coleslaw and a piece of chicken. She is sure very hungry, man... . After lunch we went to City Hall, ready to explore MBS... Little Alex was running all over the place.
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Saw this statue... Looks cool, so snap a pic of it. I also snapped it with little Alex posing but she doesn't look good in the pic, cos' she is trying to touch the statue when I tell her to look in front.
. Wow... I didn't know there is actually a river that flows in MBS, and you can even sit in the boat rowing. .
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Me and little Alex chased it and this is where the starting/ending place. You need to pay a fee and someone will row the boat for you.
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Saw this dog statue, can you see little Alex's hand there?
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This is the talk of the town, Lion King...
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Little Alex said she wants to eat strawberry so we went hunting for it at MBS. We managed to find it at the supermarket but it was damn expensive. $20 a packet, organic woh... I took little Alex out of the place and she doesn't want to leave. She keep on pointing her finger back there, I told her we can get it cheaper at Raffles City.
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I couldn't find any strawberry there, instead I bought for her blueberries. I tell her big ones are papa one, small ones are momo one. We are sitting along the way between SMU and City Hall MRT. .
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Then I ask little Alex where shall we go next. She said she want to go playground, so I told her we are going to Orchard Central to see if there is any nice clothes for her. When we got there, the stall was not there anymore. So we left the place, to Plaza Singapura cos' now little Alex said she wants to buy sticker.
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I got a hard time find stickers for her, floor after floor we searched... finally managed to get for her stickers. Phew....
Take a pic of little Alex in front of a giant shoe...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

What is Self-Esteem? by Joseph McClendon III


Self-esteem creates the feeling of confidence. Napoleon Hill once said that great self-esteem comes from simply taking the successes of the past, focusing on them, and projecting them into the future. When we do this, we use those references as the foundation of whom we are and what we think we are capable of. It is this focus that makes us feel better about ourselves and the actions that we will take.


Imagine you were in charge of a newborn baby boy. It was your duty to make sure that his little soul got all of the nourishment, love, education and physical attention that he needed to grow up happy, healthy and successful. Imagine that for your efforts you also would receive health, happiness, love and riches beyond your wildest dreams.


Very young children at play are the most confident beings and have an abundance of self-esteem.


You wouldn’t go to the child and say, “OK kid, unless you do everything right, and be cute and smart and witty, and everybody likes you all of the time, then you’re not going to get anything from me.” Instead you, like most of us, would probably just do it. We would make sure that the baby had all that he needed whenever he needed it. Most of us would probably do it just out of caring alone, regardless of the rewards.


At feeding time, would you feed the baby with no strings attached? Of course you would. You wouldn’t say, “OK kid, unless you do something clever, or sit up, or recite your ABCs, or perform flawlessly, you won’t get your food.” You’d feed the baby because he deserves to be fed, and loved and cared for. He or she deserves it because they are a human being and a part of this universe. When the child tried to walk or talk and failed at first, you would praise him for the effort given, thus teaching that child’s nervous system to keep trying.


You deserve exactly the same treatment and consideration from yourself. You deserved it when you were born and you deserve it now. You are that child and you respond the same way. Too many people get the idea that unless they are clever, attractive, witty, or as highly paid or attractive as other people, that they know they are un-deserving of love and respect. They somehow believe that unless they get it right all of the time, then they are not deserving of praise or acknowledgment.


Self-esteem is NOT pervasive. It does not have to mean anything about your whole life. It’s just a feeling about a particular occurrence that happened in the past, attaching it to now and projecting it into the future. The feeling that is produced by doing that is a feeling of negative or positive esteem.


A life often self appreciated is a life well lived.



The Promise of Spring by Jim Rohn


Fortunately, following the turbulence of winter comes the season of activity and opportunity called springtime. It is the season for entering the fertile fields of life with seed, knowledge, commitment, and a determined effort.


However, the mere arrival of spring is no sign that things are going to look good in the fall. You must do something with the spring. In fact, everyone has to get good at one of two things: planting in the spring or begging in the fall. Take advantage of the day and the opportunities that spring can bring.


It is the promise of spring that as we sow, so shall we also reap. Faith further provides to us an irrevocable law decreed in heaven which assures that for every disciplined human effort we will receive a multiple reward. For each cup planted, a bushel reaped, for every good idea given to another, many shall be given to us in return. For every demonstrated act of faith, a multiplicity of the rewards, and for every act of love given, a life of love in return.


Just remember it is a natural characteristic of springtime to present itself ever so briefly, or to lull us into inactivity with its bounteous beauty. Do not pause too long to soak in the aroma of the blossoming flowers, lest you awaken to find springtime gone with your seed still in your sack. With the intelligence, wisdom, and freedom of choice given to us as humans, exercise the discipline to plant in spite of the rocks, weeds, or other obstacles before us. The rocks, weeds, and thorns of the world cannot destroy all your seeds if you plant massively enough and intelligently enough. My suggestion is to choose action, not rest. Choose truth, not fantasy. Choose a smile, not a frown. Choose love, not animosity. Choose the good in life in all things, and choose the opportunity as well as the chance to work when springtime smiles on your life. Spring shows us that life is truly a constant beginning, a constant opportunity, a constant springtime. We need only to learn to look once again at life as we did as children, letting fascination and curiosity give us welcome cause to look for the miraculous hidden among the common.


Get busy quickly on your springs, your opportunities. There are just a handful of springs that have been handed to each of us. Life is brief, even at its longest. Whatever you are going to do with your life, get at it. Don't just let the seasons pass by.


Herbalife science and innovation 2011

Are the ingredients in the products good for me? YES!

Are all the ingredients listed on the labels really in the package? YES!!

Do you know where the ingredients come from? YES!!!