Soccer team

I just had a full week workshop with my company. Some colleagues were flying in from U.S., Japan, Korea, Australia, Shanghai and India while some of us are based in Singapore. The workshop was quite intense, lots of information needs to be churned. And I learned a lot.
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Mind channeling

Mental contentment is to accept situation beyond our control and channel the negative energy to a positive thoughts (tri_spirit)

A quote I saw last week which reminds me that how tough the situation is, it’s up to me how I will act on it. 

So, I’m telling myself, if I have some worries and can’t get it out from my head, rather than worrying it or panicking, let’s go out, do some jogging or swimming or cycling or maybe just walking. Get my head refreshed and maybe I have idea how should I do to solve it.

And another quote is

I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. (Donald Trump)


Shinagawa Daichi: Once they label you delinquent then the label will stuck with you forever

Adachi Hana: The first time I met you, you were willing to do something for someone you just met. So I think you’re a nice guy. Isn’t it just you trying to keep the label? We have the option to change

Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (ヤンキー君とメガネちゃん)

I’m following 37.5度の涙 (37.5° no Namida) drama at this moment and one of the main characters is played by Narimiya Hiroki (成宮寛貴) whom I used to hate so much because of his role in Bloody Monday (ブラッディ・マンデイ), and I found that his character in the current airing drama is not bad. And then I stumbled into his older drama.

It’s a little slow to get to the point in the first episode, and I think the Adachi Hana character is a somewhat noisy, but it has few good lines. So, I’ll watch it too.


That’s the title of a manga I’m reading right now.

The heroine of the story, Miyuki is a tennis prodigy, capable of beating one of the top tennis players in Japan even while when out of practice. She has a pure heart and is devoted to her family above all else, but her desperation and the schemes of those around her quickly give her a terrible reputation as a “bad girl of tennis”. She lost the Cinderella Cup to her rival Choko. (wiki)

Lots of times she has to suffer because of her rival does different sort of tricks to bring her down. Yet, she always see it positively.

Frustration is good. If you don’t get frustrated when you’re lose, then you won’t win afterwards – 海野 幸 Umino Miyuki

Looking at Miyuki-chan fighting hard inspires me to do better too. Or see things from different angle.

Which reminds me what my course trainer told us on the last session. “It’s okay to fail, but make sure you remember the experience and learn from it.”

Okiku-san, the debt, my siblings, they were *ALL* I could think about. Those things aren’t tennis. It wasn’t until the match was *over* that I finally realised. I wasn’t playing tennis.

Most of the times, I gave too much thought or worried too much when I was doing something. And only realised that I should gave all I have, don’t think about the result.

The author is Urasawa Naoki (浦沢 直樹) who is famous for 20th Century Boys, 21th Century Boys, Master Keaton and many more.

33 Questions (Pt2)

I posted this for the first time way back then in 2010. And I decided to do it again, let’s see if I will answer them differently.

1. What Do You Do For A Living?

I’m currently working as product information manager. It’s a new path from my previous role. In my day to day activities, I’m managing the projects related to website, working with the business team and the developer.

2. Who Do You Love?

My family, my friends, myself

3. Do You Have Enough Money?

I think so~! I can sustain my life and contributes to my parents.

4. Are You Healthy?

Getting better. I need to improve my cholesterol level.

5. Do You Think You Are a Good Person?

Well, I guess :p

6. How Old Are You?


7. Who’s Your Best Friend?

The team mates I was in.

8. What’s Your Childhood Dream?

Engineer. Who builds stuffs (ha!)

9. How Often Do You Laugh?

Quite often.. Many times in a day, I think I become easily amused with what happened around me.

10. What Makes You Smile?

Silly stuffs~!

11. Who’s Your Most Dangerous Enemy?

Me, myself and my complacent thinking :p

12. Where Do You Live?


13. Do You Think You’re Strong?

Hmm.. I still find it hard to answer this one. I think, my mental is stronger than my physical.

14. What Was The Most Important Thing You’ve Done So Far?

Finally I decided to study a course which I’ve been wanting to study it since 3-4 years back.

15. What Was The Most Stupid Thing You’ve Done So Far?

Running to chase the train after donating blood.. and I almost fainted in the train

16. Do You Love Yourself?

A little bit too much

17. What Do You Fear The Most?


18. What Is Your Favorite Word?


19. When Was The Last Time You Cried?

When reading One Piece chapter 792

20. What Is The Best Thing That Could Happen To You Right Now?

Being able to work in Japan

21. What Is The Worst Thing That Could Happen To You Right Now?


22. Picture Yourself In 5 Years From Now

I’ll repay my debt by climbing Mt Fuji, I’ll pass my N2 in considerably good score (not borderline), I’ll start to learn one more language.

I’ll be team leader (maybe?)

23. Do You Regret Anything?

So far, I tend to forget it quite fast.. (lucky~!)

24. What’s The First Thing You Do In The Morning?

Drink water

25. What Are You Thinking Just Before Going To Bed?

Any updates from SMAP (Goro-chan in particular) or BIGBANG (Seungri in particular)

26. What Was The Highest Point You’ve Ever Been To?

Mt Fuji 8.5 station

27. If There’s One Thing In Your Life You Want To Change Right Now, What Is It?

To go overseas to do volunteering

28. What Are You Proud Of?

The adventure I had so far

29. Sum Up Your Life In One Sentence

Building up awesomeness

30. Name The Thing That Annoys You The Most

Good food. Because I have hard times to control myself :p~

31. What Is Your No 1 Question To God?

Am I doing okay?

32. Do You Have Secrets?

Of course.. A secret makes a woman, woman – Vermouth

33. What Makes You Laugh?

Other people

One bonus question from him to answer:

34. Are You Happy?

In general, yes~!

What if..

Imagine below situation in your daily life:

  • I plan to cycle tomorrow morning, what if it’s going to rain?
  • I’m thinking to go swimming, what if it’s too sunny and I’ll get sunburn?
  • I’m going to have a test, what if I fail?

And guess what, often, the “what if” scenario which I thought of didn’t happen.

Which reminds me, Ajahn Brahm used to say, why keep thinking what if things go wrong. What if things go right? *smirk*

There are many things which is unpredictable like weather but there are things which can be quite obvious, for example if you don’t study at all, it can be quite tough to pass a test. (Or still be possible if you are super genius?) 😀

Any similar situation happened to you before? Did your what if scenario happen? Or something else happened?

PS: I think I’ll go ahead with my original plan to exercise even if the weather forecast said the chance of rain is 100%. (I’ve been tricked 2x so far) (ha!)

400th post

Something to celebrate! This post is my 400th post since I blogged 5 years ago. (yay!)

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Ryun

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3 magic phrases we should remember

When facing a challenge

Let’s try it~! Never try, never know

When things mess up

It’s okay/Nevermind. What I can do next is.. 

And lastly.. When completing one challenge 

Good job!!