Monday, April 09, 2018

有捨才有得。Give before you take.


08/04/18 :-
有捨才有得。
Give before you take.

這句話是如此的簡單但如此地難以做到。
最近在身邊發生了不少事情,也遇到了不少人,讓我有所感觸。
有一部分的人在某種場合,考量某個決定,對待某些人時,腦海第一件事就是問,“這對我有甚麼好處?”
為甚麼會是捨得而不是得捨就是因為在我們能夠割捨後才有可能得到。

本身帶有點 “多管閒事” 的自己總是學不會對別人的求助說不。
在一年多前接觸了這個從台灣來的遊戲卡後,開始找身邊的朋友來個一對一的交流。
續之前完成的#project1983eagleivan 之後,今年 2018 也給了自己一個新的挑戰就是要再次與83個人玩這副遊戲卡。

因為之前3個月忙著工作與其它瑣碎的事,進展的幅度不大,所以至今只玩了4 場。
當我開始想要邀約朋友一起玩這遊戲卡時,遇到的問題就是,“你為甚麼要找我玩?有甚麼目的/理由?”

我相信施比受更有福,之前友人第一次跟我玩了之後,我獲益良多,所以想讓更多人從中受益。
每一個人從這遊戲得到的收穫都不一樣,我也沒有辦法很詳細地讓你知道又或者保證你一定會得到些什麼。

而遇到那些堅信我一定是想從他們身上獲益的朋友,我唯一的理由或許也只是希望從你們的故事裡取得靈感。
當我有時間能夠報名上小寒老師的專業歌詞班的課時,我能夠從回憶資料庫裡拿出你們的故事當作題材,希望寫出一些感人的歌。。。

你願意與我玩一場遊戲牌嗎? =)

This is such a simple statement yet so hard to achieve.
I had several encounters and also met some people recently which gave me this thought.
There are people where in certain occasions, making certain decisions or when dealing with certain people, the first thing which comes to mind is, "How is this going to benefit me?"
I believe, there's a reason why we say "Give and Take" instead of "Take and Give"; only by giving will you be able to receive and take something.

With a "busybody" character, I find it pretty difficult to say no to other people's request for help.
More than a year ago, after my first encounter with this set of cards from Taiwan, I started inviting friends to have a one-to-one exchange session with me.
Following the #project1983eagleivan, I have set a new challenge for myself in year 2018, that is to play this set of cards with 83 people.

As I was caught up with work and other miscellaneous stuff in the first 3 months, progress was pretty slow and I only managed to play with 4 people.
When I started to invite friends to play this card with me, a common question I was being asked, "Why do you want to play with me? What is your motive/reason?"

I believe that it's better to give than to receive, after my friend played with me for the first time, I felt that I benefited a lot from the game and is hoping to "pay it forward".
Different people benefited differently from this game, thus I am unable to specifically let you know or guarantee what can you bring back from this.

Having met with some persistent friends who insisted that I must be wanting to gain something from them, the only reason I can give you is that I hope to gain inspiration from your stories.
When I have the time to enroll in Teacher Xiao Han's professional lyrics writing course, I would then be able to retrieve from my memory jar and use your stories as inspiration, hoping to write some touching songs...

Are you willing to play a game of cards with me? =)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Single ought to have a choice too. 單身也該有選擇。


14/02/18 :-
Single ought to have a choice too. 
單身也該有選擇。

It's the day of the year once more...
Ivan's target of getting married has been shifted from 30 to 35.
In a blink of an eye...
I am turning 35 this year.

Friends around me started asking and even "push" me to take whoever happens to come into my life.
Same goes for other single friends of me receiving the same treatment from their friends as well.
As much as we appreciate your sweet and kind thoughts, please note that we are happy you found the one and has someone to spend today with.

HOWEVER, JUST BECAUSE WE ARE STILL SINGLE, IT DEFINITELY DOESN'T MEAN WE OUGHT TO SIMPLY TAKE WHOEVER COMES ALONG, WE OUGHT TO HAVE A CHOICE TO CHOOSE RIGHT?

We would rather wait (in your eyes, wasting time) for the right one than having to mend our broken hearts over the wrong ones.
So, while you are busy searching for ideas on the most romantic and worthwhile dinner dates, allow us to enjoy peaceful single moments.

My friend was just disturbing me that I know not how to say NO to people.
So, don't try to confess to me on this day.
You may be the first to teach me how to say NO.

又是一年的這麼一天。。。
家樂原定30歲要結婚的目標已移到35歲。
就在一轉眼間。。。
今年的我就35歲了。

周遭的朋友就開始追問並推我接受那些剛好進入我人生的人們。
同樣的,我身邊其他單身的朋友也被他們的朋友如此對待。
我們絕對感激你們的好意,我們也為你找到那一位能陪你度過今天的人而開心。

但是,我們雖然單身,不代表任何進入我們生命的人我們都應該接受,我們至少有選擇的權利吧?

我們寧願等待(在你眼裡的浪費時間) 對的人出現,也不願為了錯的人修復破碎的心。
所以,在你忙著尋找浪漫與實惠的晚餐約會的當兒,請讓我們享受單身的平靜。

前幾天,友人作弄我說我學不會對他人說不。
所以,請別在今天向我告白。
你也許會是第一個教會我說不的人。

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Life is unpredictable, treasure the moment! 生命無常,珍惜當下!


02/01/18 :-
Life is unpredictable, treasure the moment!
生命無常,珍惜當下!

I have seen a similar photo being forwarded in social media sometime ago.
Since then, it has made me think a lot about life and I have wanted to blog about it.

However, time never seem enough for me to sit down and pen my thoughts down.
So much has happened within a short span of time to people around me, I think it is high time I sit down to blog my feelings and thoughts.
At the same time, hopefully it serves as a gentle reminder to the  readers of this blog.

I bet most of us have always hold this thought in our minds, "I still have tons of time left, I can do this later (tomorrow, next week, month, year, etc)."
It may be true today, tomorrow or next week.
But, how long more can this sentence of "I still have time" stay true?

Even if we say the average lifespan of a person is 75 years old.
What makes us think we really can do so?
Have we truly give a thought on this?

When our mobile phones go out of battery, we can always charge it.
Most of us never stop to think how much life battery do we have left.

Theoretically, children should outlive their parents.
We ought to know in reality, things might not go as smoothly.

Take some quiet moments on your own and think about this.
If I were to leave tomorrow,
- Is there any family member or friend I wished I have met up with?
- Is there anyone I wish I have expressed my feelings for?
- Do I have any apology I have yet to make or accept?
- Are there any dreams I have not fulfilled?

We may not leave this world today, tomorrow or next week, but someday, we will.
Do not leave this world with regrets.

I shall end with one of my fave songs of 2017 - 閻奕格 Janice Yan - 《閻羅王 Grim Reaper》

之前在社交媒體上就看過類似的照片被分享。
當時的我思考了人生的好多事情,也一直想說把它寫到部落格裡。

可是,好像總是沒有足夠的時間讓我好好地坐下來把思緒給寫下來。
不過在短短的時間內,在我周遭突然發生了太多的事情,我覺得是時候把我自己的感想與想法寫出來。
同時,希望也能藉此提醒我部落格的讀者們。

想必我們很多人都常常這麼想,“我的時間還很多,這件事可以遲一點 (明天,下個星期,月,年等等) 再做。”
今天,明天甚至下個星期,這也許是對的。
但是一句,“我還有時間” 能夠說多久?

倘若我們假設一個人平均能夠活到75歲。
你又憑甚麼認為我們真的可以做到?
我們是否認真思考過這議題?

手機沒電時,我們可以為它充電。
但是大多數的人們從未思考過自己的生命電力剩下多少。

理論上,孩子都應該比父母長命。
但我們也應該知道,現實未必如此。

不妨一個人花點時間獨自安靜地去思考片刻。
如果明天我即將離去,
- 我是否有想見的家人或朋友卻遲遲沒有約出來?
- 是不是有還未表白的對象?
- 有沒有還沒說出或接受的道歉?
- 有甚麼夢想還來不及實現嗎?

或許,今天,明天或下個星期,我們還不會離開人世,但總有一天我們會的。
別帶著遺憾離開人世。

讓我以我在2017年其中一首我很喜歡的歌當作結尾 - 閻奕格 Janice Yan - 《閻羅王 Grim Reaper》

Monday, December 25, 2017

剩者為王! Never Give Up!


This took longer than targeted.
It was definitely not easy to hang on when the odds are against you.
Giving up was easy; but I already know what would happened if I give up, I want to know what would happen if I don't!

2 long years have passed since I started this entrepreneur path.
Honestly, I didn't know what to expect when I decided to start.
All I know is I can see this business is an upcoming trend and I have always know working for others would never bring us far.

We are either working for our dreams or we are busy working to fulfill our bosses' dreams.
Do you remember the first time you got your promotion or a pay raise?
When I opened up the letter and saw the pin, the feelings I had was far more than how I have felt for my first promotion or pay raise.
All because I know this is a small milestone towards a bigger and brighter future ahead.

Through the tears and sweat, we have survived and persisted so far.
There were people who doubt us, challenged us and belittle what we are doing.
I am glad we held on and motivate each other to go on.

I would like to take this chance to thank my Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia business partners who have come so far with me.
If not because of your care and concern on how I was doing, the positive feedback on how I should be running this business, the encouragement when everything seems so dark and grey, I would not be who I am today.

This has got to be the best Christmas present for myself and come 2018, I must achieve my goal of giving my Mum her resignation letter as her Christmas present and let her retire completely.
Since I have reached the targeted goals later than planned, it's high time to readjust my action plans in order to catch up on the lost time and achieve what I have set out for.

May my business partners and I continue to grow with each other and bring this to greater health while bringing better health and more wealth to the people around us.
Let us continue to strive harder and hang in there till we achieve our dreams together!

花了比原定更長的時間才達成目標。
當所有條件都不利於你時,持續堅持絕對不容易。
放棄是很容易的; 但我已經知道如果我放棄會有什麼結果,我想知道如果我堅持下去又會有什麼成果!

開啟企業家之路已經有2年多的時間了。
老實說,當我決定開始時,我也不知道接下來會如何。
但我知道的是,我看到這個生意即將到來的趨勢,我一直知道為他人工作永遠不會把我們帶到我們想到的夢想之地。

我們如果不為自己的夢想工作,就只能忙碌地工作來實現老闆的夢想。
你還記得你第一次升職或加薪的感覺嗎?
當我打開信件時,我所感受的遠遠超越我第一次升職或加薪的感覺。
純粹因為我知道這是邁向更大更光明未來的一個小小的里程碑。

留過多少眼淚和汗水,我們堅持並一同撐到現在。
有人懷疑過我們,挑戰過我們,貶低過我們正在做的事情。
我很慶幸我們堅持並激勵彼此繼續前進。

我想藉此機會感謝我的新加坡,台灣和馬來西亞的合作夥伴。
如果不是因為你們給予我的關心,對於我應該如何經營這個生意的積極反饋,在看似灰暗的日子裡給予鼓勵,我也不會有現在的成績。

這對我來說是最好的聖誕禮物,2018年,我的目標就是要把我母親的辭職信送給她作為她的聖誕禮物,讓她完全退休。
因為目標比原定的計畫遲了一點達成,那麼現在是時候重新調整我的行動計劃了,以便趕上進度,實現我之後的目標。

願我的合作夥伴和我都能繼續一同成長,為我們身邊的人們帶來更好的健康和更多的財富。讓我們繼續努力,堅持下去不放手,直到夢想到手!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

50% chances of winning, will you take it? 50% 獲勝的機率,你會把握嗎?

13/12/17 :-
50% chances of winning, will you take it? 
50% 獲勝的機率,你會把握嗎?

If my parents have given up the 50%-50% chances operations back then, I would not be here today.
Thus, I would always hold onto the slightest chance or hope I have.

There are times where you may not succeed in the things you tried, however if you have never set yourself free to try it for once, you would definitely fail!
I rather regret after I have tried and failed than having to keep thinking how things would have been if I have done that in the past.

如果當初我的父母決定放棄那個只有50%-50%機會的手術,就不會有現在的我。
所以我會把握任何一個渺小的機會與希望。

有些事嘗試了不一定會成功,但是不去放手一搏,絕對會失敗!
我寧可有嘗試了失敗後的後悔,也不想有沒去嘗試之後一直想如果當年我這樣做結果會是怎樣。

To have 2 different friends buying the same plaque with the wordings - "Believe in your own decision, pursue your own dreams" for you at the same time is definitely not a coincidence.
I believe in my friends' eyes, I'm someone who would go all out to achieve what I set out for.
Never will I give up till my dreams are achieved!

在同一個時候兩個不同的朋友不約而同送給我這句話絕非巧合 - 相信自己的決定追求自己的夢想。
想必在朋友眼裡,我是一個想要就會竭盡所能去得到的人。
不放手直到夢想到手!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

How well do you know your shit? 你有多了解你的糞便?

Do you take a close look at your shit?
你是否有仔細看過自己的糞便?
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如果你沒有猶如香腸形狀,光滑柔軟的糞便,或你的糞便至少是軟性並邊緣清澈,你的健康可能已經很糟糕了。

為甚麼你的糞便不完美?
你的腸胃道也許不是很健康而這可能引發各種疾病的產生,而你可能沒有一個健康的免疫系統。

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Only seek advice from people you want to trade places with! 只向你想交換位置的人尋求建議!


30/10/17 :-
Only seek advice from people you want to trade places with!
只向你想交換位置的人尋求建議!

How many times have we seek different kind of advice from people?
Be honest, at least once in our lives, don't we?
Be it studies, love, career, life, you name it.

However, have we ever stopped to wonder, why are we seeking advice from the people we were seeking advice from?
Because we have a close relationship with them?
They were the only ones available at the time we needed advice?
Or are they already at the position where we want to be at in the area you are seeking advice for?

Think about this, if you want to score an A in Maths, would you ask a person who never even got a pass?
If you want to go after a girl you have interest in, would you seek advice from someone who has never entered a relationship?
If you needed advice on running your own business, why would you seek advice from a friend who has been a working employee his whole life?
If you want to seek advice on eating healthier and getting fitter, would you ask a guy whose gym is his sofa or even a so-called certified instructor on paper but has never really worked out to get the body you desired?

This is why I've picked Irfan.
Even though he is not certified at all, he used 3 years of his time, watching videos from other trainers, putting in hours of efforts at the gym to get to where he is now.
His own experience is more valuable than those paper knowledge other trainers had, yet having a shape like minion.

試問我們多少次向其他人尋求建議?
老實說,一生都有至少一次,對吧?
無論是學業,愛情,事業,人生,等等。

但是,我們是否認真思考過,為何我們選擇向我們尋求建議的人尋求建議?
是因為我們與他們的交情比較好?
還是在我們需要尋求建議時,他們是唯一在場或有空的人?
還是他們早已處在你想到達的位置?

試想想,如果你想在數學方面考取好成績,你是否會討教一位從來都不曾及格過的朋友?
如果你正追求一名你喜歡的女生,你是否會向一位一場戀愛都沒談過的朋友尋求意見?
你若想尋求意見如何管理自己的生意,你為何會選擇請教一位這輩子都只為別人打工的朋友?
你想尋求建議如何吃得更健康以打造更好的身體,你是否會詢問一位視沙發為他唯一的健身房或是一位考取執照後都從不花時間鍛鍊身體的所謂體能教練?

這也就是為何我當初選擇現在的健身教練,Irfan 的原因。
雖然他還沒考取任何健身教練的執照,他卻花了三年的時間每天觀看其他教練的視頻,勤奮在健身房付出努力。
他的個人經驗遠遠勝過其他身形如小黃人的健身教練從書本上修讀的知識。


I'm not there yet, but I believe I will get there.
我還沒達到目標,但我堅信我會到達。

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