Friday, December 4, 2009

Learning a lesson in life

I met this person who told me a sob story. So to anyone reading this, it must be like wtf, it's just another sob story right? Well, listen up cause here's a story with a valuable lesson in life.

Ever since she knew what was going on around in her world, she's been living in a foster home. And her foster parents were abusive towards kids. She and her brother was then brought to live with their grandmother. Shortly after, her mum died when she was 8 leaving her with no knowledge of who her paternal father is. Her brother and her then moved into another house where they were locked down like prisoners. She had the common bout of drug issues during her teenager lifehood and was in several group homes appointed by Child Protection Services. She ran away from them repeatedly and her life was messed up totally by the guys she met and pretty much everyone around her. Despite so, she continued striving hard and attempted to get back into school when she was 18. But so it happens that she got pregnant and had to give up her studies once more. Now, she struggles to make ends meet working long hours each day and never forgetting her dream of completing her studies.

Sounds like the stories you watch on TV? Well, it isn't what happened to her that is surprising. It's her attitude towards her past and life that is pretty damn impressive. She ended her summary of her life by saying to me, "I don't ever dwell on the past, things happen for a reason and that's why I'm here today. It doesn't matter what decisions have been made wrongly previously, it's the actions today that matters now."

I couldn't reply her. She had so much maturity for a 22-year-old that's been through some shit. She makes me feel shameful of myself. I've been gribing and bitching about my life and thinking I've been through some tough shit and I shouldn't be deserving this or that. And she just looks at me and continued "Everyone has their own story to tell, whether it's tough anot it's all about perspective and how you look at it. I don't feel ashamed about my past and neither do I want people to pity me when I tell them about it."

It's probably also the way she views her past that really sends a bolt through my mind. It's awakening to me. Maybe you can't feel it reading through the words I type, but I really want to share this with people because I think it is probably the biggest life lesson I've ever learnt. And especially from someone I'd never thought I could learn things from.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Wah.. Today ah.. We went up the 秋明山 .. It was like DIGITAL D ah..
The curves of the roads coupled with the beautiful weather... Shiok ah!

Check out the pictures right here!!!!

Btw, the mountain is Catalina Mountains. Peak about 10000ft tall. Pretty cool.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Shopping Sprees!

Hah. Just washed and hung up my clothes and realized I've been shopping.. quite abit..
I remember buying 20pcs of hangers to put up my clothes when I first arrived.
I think currently the number hangs at about 50 hangers in my wardrobe!
Looks like I'll be needing to ship stuff back soon. Darn!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mind vs The Sky

Was in my friend's convertible driving back home when I was staring up into the skies to enjoy the scenic view of the stars. Well, pretty much everywhere else has nicer night skies than Singapore because of its lack of cloud cover in the places I've been to. Then a sudden thought struck my mind:

Isn't the mind just like the night skies?
Where it seems so infinite and vast
Isn't the memories just like the stars?
Where some just stands out from the rest
Not forgetting the distant feel that seems to be the same

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Los Angeles - Home of the Stars

Just returned from L.A. Had a whooping great time at the different attractions and ultimate shopping spree!

Day 1 - Outlet shopping the entire morning till late afternoon. Followed by City tour of L.A. where we drove through Hollywood Boulevard to take a quick peek at the street of Stars! Day ended with fabulous dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant down at Santa Monica Pier. (Scene from Forest Gump)

"Stupid is as stupid does"

Day 2 - Started off with thrilling roller coaster rides down at Six Flags - Magic Mountain. Being the standard kiasu Singaporeans, we reached there just when it opened and was rewarded with queue-free rides the entire morning! Played tons of carnival games and got too many soft toys with nowhere to put them. Proceeded on to visit the Ripley's Believe it a not museum, Guiness World book of Records and the Hollywood Wax Museum. Talk about information overload! Thereafter, we sped down the tracks of" Grand Prix" in a Go-Kart alike track named Speedzone. 0-60mph in 3 seconds? You betcha!

Day 3 - Went on a photo-taking trip to the famous Rodeo Drive where Hollywood stars love to be seen at and then to the "Hollywood" mountain. Couldn't resist a second round of shopping at another outlet store!

Check out the pictures!