Something Meaningful if u spent a lil time reading

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thinking Outside The Box. . .

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night,
when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be
one passenger in your car?

Think before you continue reading.

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a
job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and
thus, you should save her first. Or you could take the old friend because he
once saved your life and this would be the perfect chance to pay him
However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up
with his answer. He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old
friend and let him take the lady to the
hospital. I would stay behind, and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor
gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
and had breezed through the questions until I read
the last one:

"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the
school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the
cleaning woman several times. She was tall,
dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question
blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if
the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers,
you will meet many people. All are significant. They
deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is
smile and say "hello."

I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her
name was Dorothy.

2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American
woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway
trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had
broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
A young white man stopped to help her, generally
unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man
took her to safety, helped her get assistance and
put her into a taxicab.
She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his
address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a
knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a
giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A
special note was attached..
It read:
"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway
the other night. The rain drenched not only my
clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
husband's bedside just before he passed away... God
bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving

Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,
a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in
front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and
studied the coins in it.
"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the
waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice
cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress
came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the
table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
was one quarter, two dimes and five pennies.

You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had
to have enough left to leave her a tip.

4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
from the King indicating that the gold was for the
person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
our condition.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a
hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only
chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
miraculously survived the same disease and had
developed the antibodies needed to combat the
illness. The doctor explained the situation to her
little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will
save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in
bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did,
seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his
face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his
sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Sotong sent me this e-mail and I feel I shud share it with any1 who do pass by here and reads. For those of u who wonders, a quarter is 25cents, a dime is 10cents and pennies are 1cent each.

And some quotes that are quite meaningful too.

"Work like you don't need the money, sing like no one is listening, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's watching."
2. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that takes our breath away"
3."The risk takers might not live long, but the cautious never live at all"

Have a great day u guys..!! And for all those who are gonna sit for their finals, all da best and God Bless..

I do hope at times, I actually did took your breathe away. Hehe

I'll wait

Monday, May 11, 2009
Today was quite a blurry day. It was hard to accept that it has to happen but we know that it's for the best. God, i pray that u'll teach me to be patient. I really do feel like crying. But i'll be alrite. 4 years. *breathes heavily...* 4 years is a long time man. But i can bear with it. I must bear with it.

Love this Pic

Friday, May 8, 2009
I was going thru some e-mails and i found a mail from a friend and I like this picture the best. Probably because there's so many things that I want to say but I can't. I need a person who's an even better listener than me. That kiddo there reminds me of me. I'm on a journey called life and nowadays, it's getting tougher. I've got so many things to do, so many responsibilities. You know I dun speak much but I do hope my actions can show you what I want to say.


Sunday, May 3, 2009
Haih. Where do I start? Had quite a stressful morning. Actually, it was fine when i reach church the 1st time. But due to certain responsibilities that I'm burdened with, it slowly became harder. Anyway, do u guys know the phrase "if u fail to plan, u plan to fail"? Last time, I bodoh-bodohly said "Yeah. I Agree." But today, it made me realize that WHO THE HECK will plan to fail? Unless u totally give up. Then u would simply do it. But I didn't plan to fail. I just fail to plan only. Like i said earlier, due to certain circumstances, my plan wun work out properly 1. Haih. Like today, there's actually a new and better and easier way to do it but i can't use it. Cause I have responsibilities being dumped on me. Ughhhh.

Another example, if a teacher plans to make all his/her students succeed in life, and if 1 of the student can't reach it, does that mean that the teacher plans to fail as well? Because he/she must have a plan or smth 1 rite? The phrase "if u fail to plan, u plan to fail" is kinda nonsense to me now. So, there's no such thing as plan to fail 1. As long as u try to do your best and even if it doesn't bring joy to you all the time, u still are not a person who plans to fail.

Then I wanted to share smth during worship today. But due to my cowardness and time management, I can't do it. Haih. Really dissapointed with myself.

Hey you, I am weak. I know I am. But if You would leave me, I would definitely die and if you leave me, I would have to go through alot of pain and sufferings. So, I do hope you won't leave me no matter what. I'm feeling insecure. But I can tell you that I'll try my very best. But if your decision is still certain, I can't do much about it. Let His will and only His will be done. And may I learn to accept His will.

I wrote in my lil book "I wish I have more courage to share this" and Saun replied by writing "You have. God is your courage." I know He is my courage. He is also my strength. My reason why I still live from day to day. But still I need you. You can do things that He can't do. And I dun mean that God can't do stuffs for me physically. He can. Indeed He definitely can. That's why He make me know you. You are actually a blessing to me, u know?

Haih. Some rantings. And some emo. Sorry. I know you dun like it when I'm emo. But it's a feeling that I can't just escape. I have to have some emotions.

At the moment, I'm really trying to give my best. But my best may not be good enuff for alot of people. But I do hope AT LEAST my best is good enough for God. *Always put God first la, Adrian...*

I just read 1 of daniel see's forwarded mail.

Guidance stands for God, U, I dance..
So, in my dance of life, God first, u 2nd, then me.

This is smth that I dun go bodoh-bodohly believe.