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Yes, I am back!

April 1st, 2009

Yes, after about 6-months’ absence, I am back.  I ‘disappeared” because I was having a roller-coaster emo.  I also realised not only for the last 6 months but for more than half of my life-time spent. Don’t be mistaken,  I have a  happily married life.  The issue is ME.

God-blessed that I have a very understanding husband who supported me all these while and children who didn’t give me problems.  So, don’t think that people walking on the road are all normals.  Hee Hee, they might be one of the zombies.

I wanted to shut this blog because it reminded me of my pets.  I have described so much about my lovely pets but in the end, I had so irresponsibly ‘abandoned’ them for so many lame excuses I gave to validate the ‘abandonment’.  I had put them in the Cat Welfare Society. And to tone my guilt,  my husband donates monthly to provide their upkeep.

However,  whenever I meet my friends,  TASS members, my classmates, people that I didn’t expect to,  asked me when my blog will be up again.  It’s really a great encouragement for me that they like to peep into my blog.  In fact my blog has expired since February.  I had requested them to put it back and will be paying my renewal fee in the next few days, as promised.

By the way, I will not be selling Trek Thumbdrives.  Thank you Trek’s team for allowing me to sell their products.  Yes, I managed to sell  a few hundred pieces.  Thanks to all my friends, TASS-eans, my classmates and strangers for the support. 

I also realised I cannot sell products especially to people I know.  I will start giving away discounts and at times to the extent of giving away.  I wonder when I sell properties, will I be giving away properties!  Fat Hope! Recently, I have the notion to sell properties.  Friends have asked me to join them.  Ha ha!

Haiz,  I think I rather make/lose the money from the financial markets where I am dealing with figures, not human beings.:lol:

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Need O Blood Platelets

April 1st, 2009
Child in NUH need O blood platelets.
 
If you, or someone you know of, can donate, it is very much appreciated if you come forward to help.
Contact:   Cliff Wee HP:  93631821
Volunteer for Children Cancer Foundation
To date, the child is currently in the process of  bone marrow therapy. So, at the moment, it is great to keep the parents’ hearts at ease knowing that there is a line of donor waiting with lots of reserves.

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The Seed

April 1st, 2009

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO.  I have decided to choose one of you. “The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a SEED today – one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.”

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. 

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.   Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.   By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure.  Six months went by — still nothing in Jim’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however.  He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil – He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.  Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot.  But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful — in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO. “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!” 

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed – Jim told him the story. 

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, “Behold your next Chief Executive Officer! 

His name is Jim!” Jim couldn’t believe it. Jim couldn’t even grow his seed.

“How could he be the new CEO?” the others said.

Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!”

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust 

* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

* If you plant hard work, you will reap success

* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

So, be careful what you plant now;
it will determine what you will reap later..

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