A long absence and an Olympic experience

I finally have time to write! Its been a busy period and boy many things have happened!

From partying, to working late hours, running around, mostly having loads of fun to the real down times – there were loads of hair pulling, crying, bawling and just down moments involved.

However the more recent and talked about event had to be last night – the badminton final between two old competitors. Two who have been battling out over the years. It was a close and exciting fight, I had my breath held at many heart stopping parts. With my family and the rest of my country, we screamed, we shouted, we encouraged. My god I never felt so in touch with the rest my countrymen before.

I was watching from the comforts of my home but I swear I could hear the cries echoed throughout the horizons. It was a very very close match, one that we are immensely proud of, Dato Lee Chong Wei was victorious in attaining Malaysia’s first Silver Olympic medal. First ever since god knows when!

He marked the event with the flag of our country and I’ve never felt so proud being a Malaysian. Of course we were hoping for our first Gold but nonetheless we saw how he tried, how he has improved and how he really strived for it. We couldn’t ask for anything more, we could only hope for better results the next time round.

Now, I’m finally gonna buy his book and read it. Just because.

Busy Busy

Ah and the busy work life finally came, gone now are my relatively free-er busy days, and in comes the tsunami of projects, budgets and datelines.

Its not that bad really, I just miss the days when I could lounge back and enjoy a good book. Flipping and savouring it from cover to cover, accompanied by a large packet of cheese flavoured crisps and a pint cold, heart melting, chocolately goodness.

*salivates a puddle under my table*


The Power of Words, Words and Words

Just bought and read the first 20 pages a book called “The Four Agreements”, written by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Typically, I wouldn’t be caught reading anything else aside from my favourite genre’s : fantasy, thrillers and adventure. However I have been encouraged and persuaded to invest a little for my own personal development.

What surprises me however is how much of an easy read this book turned out to be! Most of the time I avoided personal development books like a plague because of the perception that it would be dry, fake and repetitive. I was proven wrong on all counts.

The book appealed to my love for mythology and stories as it started off with a little history on how they came about the “agreements” and new found wisdom they want to share. Its only the first 20 pages but I can’t wait to return to it to see what else I can learn from it.

So far, I was taught the power of words, how it affects not only others but ourselves as well. How we are formed by the words we speak out because words, not only affect people emotionally but they also form a binding agreement with the brain. I didn’t realise how profoundly powerful a sentence uttered could change a person entirely!

The book proved itself right though because unknowingly that’s what happened to me! I have a really good friend who says nothing but good and positive words on me. It was ALL he said and he strengthened the power of his words by saying this :

“Its only the truth.”

Not only did he succeeded in making me feel a lot better with myself, his words formed an agreement in my head that I am that sort of person! What happened later was that people start noticing a change in me. Not only in my posture or my outlook but get this, they actually say that my features have improved tremendously! I didn’t realise anything like this is happening, I see myself in the mirror everyday and I still look the same to me.

Its as if God performed plastic surgery on me overnight.

I learn not to undermine the power of words and to speak with care. I can’t wait to read on and see what else can I glean from this book. Check it out yourself and see what you can take from it!