Saturday, February 25, 2006
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. "I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. "Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. "It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away. Just for this time in my life.
Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories! Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing." Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
Did you know that those who spend their time protecting others are the onesthat really need someone to protect them?
Did you know that the three most difficult things to say are:I love you, Sorry and help me
Did you know that those who dress in red are more confident in themselves?
Did you know that those who dress in yellow are those that enjoy their beauty?
Did you know that those who dress in black, are those who want to beunnoticed and need your help and understanding?
Did you know that when you help someone, the help is returned in two folds?
Did you know that it's easier to say what you feel in writing than saying it to someone in the face?
But did you know that it has more value when you sayit to their face?
Did you know that if you ask for something in faith, your wishes aregranted?
Did you know that you can make your dreams come true, like falling in love,becoming rich, staying healthy, if you ask for it by faith, and if youreally knew, you'd be surprised by what you could do.
But don't believe everything I tell you, until you try it for yourself, ifyou know someone that is in need of something that I mentioned, and you knowthat you can help, you'll see that it will be returned in two-fold.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
20th January was our orientation night for the new intake students in January... Previously, the orientation nights were only for TCHT students, but this time they made it a big one combining with the TCPJ students as well... Our batch was in charge of cooking and serving... Me(Group 4) was in F&B that night... Because the theme for that night was 'Colours' so we decided that girls servers wear red polo tee while guys servers wear pink tee! Weird huh? =)
At 4pm, we all started our mise en place, the guys move the tables out while the girls clean up the restaurants, mop the floor, set up the buffet counter... There were 4 buffet counters altogether, and luckily we were using paper plates and plastic cutleries... (Phew, no need to wash =p) The event started at 7.30pm with speeches, cake cutting ceremony (TCHT's 20th birthday) and games... Then the buffet dinner started at 8.15pm... There were a lot a lot of people... And insufficient food!!! Especially the counter i'm taking charge of! Sob sob! Err, i also don't know if the kitchen did not prepare enough? Or the students ate too much! Then we had no choice to close one counter...
By 9.15pm the dinner stopped... we cleared up everything while the students were enjoying the performances... Keith did a flairing performance... and there were also dance performance and games... We cleaned everything, then had our briefing and headed home! It was kind of rush for everything but i enjoyed working with everybody... Although all of us were too busy we didn't talk much...
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Just 2 hours before the course starts, I suddenly really don't feel like going... I really, really wanted to go home... Amanda suddenly changed her mind, saying she dowan to go... Oklor, aihz, since i paid liao so i better go la... Left me and Ivy...
The talk was held by OSH Dynamics Holdings Sdn Bhd, whereby one of the organizers was an ex-taylorian... Can't remember his name... Then the guy who do the talk is Mr. Bala, he's a safety activist, a very active person in all these safety programs, Director Of Training MVFRA Fire & Rescue Academy, Founder of a lot of programs, Chairman of M'sian Volunteer Fire & Rescue Assoc, JSP Volunteer Firefighter Association...
Fortunately, i did not regret going for this talk... It was fantastic... Only girls were allowed in the hall (well, except for a few committee members), they showed us weapons used by rapist/robbers, slides of rape cases, what to do if this happened to us, what is safe, tips to prepare ourselves, everything... It was really good...
Sorry i can't share the tips here... Hehe, ask me privately and i'll tell you... Like what Mr. Bala said, you'll never know what will happen tomorrow, so you must always prepare yourself...