Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thought for the Day

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous
circumstances, would have lain dormant.

Horace(65-8 BC) Roman Poet

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thought for the Day

If you are destined for good fortune you will be blessed; if afflictions have been ordained, no matter where you hide they will seek you out. Submit therefore before the will of God; be grateful in well-being and endure adversity with fortitude that His light may radiate within your being.
- Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jillan

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Marriage is

Surprise, surprise, J-Lo is getting divorced.
I thought Marc A could satisfy her, but apparently not.
Reminds me of this quote:

Getting married is easy. Staying married is more difficult. Staying happily married for a lifetime should rank among the fine arts.
- Roberta Flack

Meanwhile, my dearie wife is sick. As I promised, through sickness and health, I will be there for her.
Love you, dear!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


So hard to find good staff nowadays.
Perhaps I am lucky to have found a few.
Loyalty is such an overrated word.
Maybe this quote will make it clear for you.

Loyalty cannot be blueprinted.
It cannot be  produced on an assembly line.
In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the center of self-respect and human dignity.
It is a force which leaps into being only when  conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal.
-- Maurice R. Franks

Monday, July 11, 2011

Here's what I think of Bersih

If you want to raise a crop for one year, plant corn. If you want to raise a crop for decades, plant trees. If you want to raise a crop for centuries, raise men. If you want to plant a crop for eternities, raise democracies.
-- Carl A. Schenk

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Farewell, Sai Baba

Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?

 - Sai Baba

Love vs happiness

On a certain occasion, during an elegant welcoming reception for the new Director of Marketing of an important London company, some of the wives of the other directors, who wanted to get acquainted with the new spouse, asked her with some hesitation. "Does your spouse make you happy, truly happy?"

The husband, who at the moment was not at her side, but was sufficiently near to hear the question, paid attention to the conversation, sitting up slightly, feeling secure, even filling his chest lightly in pride, knowing that his spouse would answer affirmatively, since she had always been there for him during their marriage.
Nevertheless, to both his and the others’ surprise, she replied simply: “No, no he doesn’t make me happy...”
The room became uncomfortably silent, as if everyone were listening to the spouse’s response.

The husband was petrified.
He couldn’t believe what his wife was saying, especially at such an important occasion for him.
To the amazement of her husband and of everyone, she simply placed enigmatically on her head an elegant black silk scarf and continued: “No, he doesn’t make me happy …I AM HAPPY. The fact that I am happy or not, don’t depend on him, but on me.”
“I am the only person upon which my happiness depends.
I make the choice to be happy in each situation and in each moment of my life.

If my happiness were to depend on other people, on other things or circumstances on the face of this earth, I would be in serious trouble!”
“Everything that exists in this life changes continually: humans, wealth, my body, the climate, pleasures, etc. I could enumerate an infinite list…

“Over my life I have learned a couple of things: It’s not the responsibility of my spouse to make me happy...

He also has his “experiences or circumstances.”
I love him and he loves me, often in spite of his circumstances and of mine.”

I decide to be happy and the rest is a matter of experiences or circumstances; like helping, and understanding, accepting, listening, consoling; and with my spouse, I have lived and practiced this many times….

“He changes, I change, the environment changes, everything changes; Having forgiveness and true love, and observing these changes that can be, big or little, but always happen, we must face them with the love that exists in each one of us. If the two of us love and forgive each other, the changes will only be “experiences or circumstances” that enrich us and give us strength. Otherwise we would only be “living together.”

For some, divorce is the only solution; (…in reality it is the easiest…)

To truly love is difficult.

It is to forgive unconditionally, to live, to take the “experiences or circumstances” as they are, facing them together and being happy with conviction.