Rocky Balboa

Just watched Rocky Balboa (Rocky 6) at Vivocity. 30 years since Rocky I. Stallone has really aged…. But, still good. 🙂

It was nice. Not the boxing part. In fact, the boxing part was so-so only. It turns out to be an inspiring movie instead…

Love the words Rocky told his son:

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!

Aging

Warning… Might be a boring post for readers..

I remember an article that I’ve seen in the past about Cameron Diaz. Something about aging. She mentions she doesn’t mind aging at all. In fact, she looks forward to aging. Yah.. She’s rich, have loads of money in her bank account… She doesn’t seems to have any worries (OK, we can’t be sure of it. Since JT just ended the relationship) She always appears bubbly infront of the camera. But how true is it when you really think about it? Will there really be such a person that doesn’t have any worries at all?  

Aging… Is it a process one should be fear of? Hmmm… Depends…

As we age, we see a lot of goodness in life. The knowledge that we have gained. The people that we know whom have made our lives more colorful. In the process, there might be some people (Other than family members) that made you feel your existence in this world seems worthwhile. 

In the process, there must have been some unhappy or stressful events that we have to go thru as well. During the schooling years, the stress of the examinations, the stress of who scores higher. Peer pressure.. When you enter the working life, who earns more now. Who got the most interesting job. Guys talk – Who got the prettiest girl. Girls talk – Whose guy is the most capable or earns the most money… Blah Blah… I guess its never ending, when you get married.. It will be the kids. After which….

Living is a tiring chore. There are really times I ponder, what is the existence of humans for? Making things complicated on earth? But at other times, when you really sees the beauty in it. You just seems to want things go better… Sigh… Contradicting… 

Perhaps, It all lies within oneself. “Destiny/Fate/Luck”- Not too sure about the origins of these 2 words. If I could, I would really hope these two words will just disappear in the dictionary. Humans like to push the responsibilities to the two words. Can we really do so? Or its just us that is trying to escape?

 We can be the one to shape out our future! Its all in the mind. But how often are we able to use our mind power to overrun all others? A lot of successful people I read about all seems to be able to use their mind power to lead them to their success. The most recent one is Chris Gardner. (If you have watched “The Pursuit of Happyness” , you will know. J ) I love the movie. But I believe they projected a very brief story of the character. What might have gone thru by Chris Gardner must be way much tougher. But we can somewhat see the character of Chris in the movie… How he pursues his goal. How he works with his commitment. How the “love” within him motivates him…. His son.. Someone who he is working hard for… Indeed… When you have someone whom you doesn’t want to disappoint, you might really be able to work harder? 

Maybe its because I haven’t been working for the past two weeks (Humans.. When you don’t have any holidays, you complain. When you have too long of a holiday, you complain as well) I feel that…. I have gone brain dead again!! Have done some thinking of what I want for my change of job. But… Im still thinking how to get about securing what I want. Will I be able to get the job that I really want?

When I first decided that I will quit, I had “3 offers” that came up. One thru my own referral, one from Eddie and one from my auntie… By now… I think, I will not end up with anyone of them. Honestly, I don’t think I want to be a Sales Engineer… Especially in Semicons… It just seems soooo dry… Boring… Though the deals comes in huge amount… But.. It might take a few months or a year to close one? The IT Marketing job, a 90% would get in rate. Reason for not joining them… Endless traveling… 50% of the time I might not be in Singapore. Another reason is more to interpersonal issue. The marketing for skin care… Well… I don’t think I will be able to get in. Even though I do think I can do it. 1. I don’t have any relevant qualifications. 2. My previous industry were not skin care as well. So… The percentage they will consider me? 40%. So now I’m looking at jobsdb & st701 for any job postings… Hope to find one soon. But… Can’t rush as well… Oh yah… Maybe I can cash my outstanding leave… Hee… So when I do change my job, I won’t get into a financial crisis. J  Most importantly.. I can quit anytime!  

If I could once again take control of my past… I think I would really have worked on my qualifications.. Then I might be able to have a smoother route in my career… Given the chance to study now? I don’t want to do it. Why? I don’t like to go the “usual” route anymore.. The me now hopes to proves paper qualifications are not all that matters…

However, ironically, if I have the chance to advise the younger generations… Study hard… Get a degree, if you were to enter the working life in more than five years time, better to get your masters. A degree might be too common by then. Learn your chinese well… China is really a big market. (Came to know a 16 year old who cant pronounce “knee” in chinese properly… She called it “Qi Gai” instead of “Xi Gai”) Haiz…

Ahhh… But before I start a new job… I really hope to get a holiday… A true holiday… I yearn to see the clear blue sea again…..

Memories…

Just collected the photos Eddie & I went to took for Vday… (Took it on the 10th. Only managed to get the CD-Rom on the 25th.. Slow…)

I think this time round I made things hard for Eddie… Made him wear make up for the 1st time! Heehee… The tough part was the wait for our shoot. The studio was quite small, there were some others around too… Then there was this gal that came to the shoot but have 5 or 6 friends with her as company… Thus, they took up all the sofas! Arghh… Made our wait seems longer…

Hmmm… Overall… I think my face look so fat !! Dunno whether who to blame… Sigh… Blame the photographer on the skills to capture the right angle? Or its just me? Haha… Well, maybe one reason was our package wasnt the most costly ones, so they didnt really bother anyway? Haha… Think next time I better slim down on my face before I take any shoots!

Anyway… Here are some shoots…

m1

My Double Chin !! Arghh…

But ok la.. The both of us still looks ok ya?

 

m2

I like this one.. Covers my fats.. Wahaha…

 

m3

Does this looks cute? 🙂

 

m4

I like this too.. Haha.. Becoz Eddie is smiling so happily… And…

I look slim !! 🙂

Makeover 5

Eddie likes this one… 🙂

 

Makeover 6

Like this too… I look soooo innocent.. Wahaha…

P.S: Thank U Darling for taking the shoots with meeee !!! 🙂 My V-Day Gift !!

How How How…..

Now I’ve got 3 choices to choose from…

1. Sales (Semicons)

2. Marketing (FMCG)

3. Events (IT Products)

Alamak… Which to choose lei… Sigh… Now Im suddenly lost…

Among the 3, I can say I really liked marketing more… But…. I think I cant get a confirmation from that soon…. Hmmm… For the other 2… I think there is a higher possibility to get in… They both seems urgent to get a new staff soon. Well, Im not too sure when I can leave my company as well. Maybe 1 mth? Or 1 day after I tender? 😛

For 1:
I like doing sales… But semicons again… Need to consider the product line… For which industry they are selling to..etc

For 2:
I love consumer goods. The fast results that could be seen…

For 3:
Need alot of travelling… Most prob more than what I have to right now. From what I heard, they have exhibitions almost every month.. March – Hamburg, April – States, May – Munich…

Oh man…. Have to go for interviews again… Eddie mentions its like a life cycle… Hopefully I get something right this time…

P.S: Im still thinking how should I answer when the interviewer ask me why I wanted to leave my current job.. Should I answer ” Im not leaving the job… Im leaving the leader! ” 😛

2nd Day of CNY…

The 2nd Day of CNY ended quite late for me. I only managed to reach home near 12am. The route goes from my place – Walter’s place – Eddie’s place – Movies – Wilson’s Place… It was nice to catch up with the OSIM gang… They are always soooo energetic… N…. So…. full of crap.. Haha…

Sometimes I wonder whether is it being a virgo actually makes me who I am… Sometimes I do think Im not that “flexible” in personal issues… Sigh… When it comes to families and frenz, I seems to be so “stiff” in my thinking… I would always want things to go this way.. blah blah… & I want things to be done “properly”. Which makes me…. Not so “friendly” I suppose… So sometimes when I seems to have a “black face”… Ya know….

CNY

At Eddie’s Place with His Mummy…

I think I have really aged… 😦

I need a vacation to relax !!!

Happy CNY 2007 !!

Happy Lunar New Year !!!

How have everyone spent their 1st day of CNY?

New Year is getting kinda bored for me… Sigh… I spent the day at home…. Waiting for relatives to come… Chat.. Blah Blah Blah..

I still have 10 days of holidays… Sigh… Don’t know how to spend these days man…. Think next year can plan for a overseas holiday…

Planning to quit current job soon… But…. Again, before I start a new job, really hope to have a personal holiday… It have been sooooo long since I had a break… Used to do it once a year. But these 2 years……

Arghh…. Maybe can just sleep thru the holidays…

15 days holidays and….

Well…  Its the start of my 15 day holiday today!  I finally can rest after so long!

Today I just received an email from “him”… Saying that we will withdraw from the Brazil Exhibition… I’m not too sure to be happy or sad… Sigh… I wanted to add that to my portfolio… Now its gone… Maybe the more important thing is, I have been working on this project for the past 2 months… Now its totally gone… Sigh…

Perhaps I can use this holiday to really think about my future… When should I leave? Maybe can even go for some interviews? Since I only need to head back to the office on 1st March…