My journey- Passion

I am training my self discipline now since it is school holidays, free of distractions,stress and anxiety. Self discipline allows me to break free from being a slave to my old habits. Habits like mindlessly watching youtube videos. Lying on the bed doing absolutely nothing. Consuming content instead of creating content. It is time to change my life. These habits will be of no good to my life. I am working out every single day, targeting different muscle groups daily. I am going to study to make myself smarter, maybe even find out that I am passionate for one of the subjects. Baby steps. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. 

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Lost

Have you ever felt as if… the road in front of you has suddenly disappeared into the thin air? Have you ever felt as if… you are just living life meaninglessly? That was what I have been feeling. Why am I here? After I learn the existence of the billions of planets, stars and galaxies, it makes me feel small. Of course it also makes me big as I know the things that are in my body is actually the same as what makes the universe. But… what is the point of us living? Is it to experience things? To serve others? To just sleep, eat and study? Its not a simple answer. Actually… there’s no meaning to life. The only reason you were created was to mantain the human population- if you look for the reason biologically. Of course, you are also able to control your mind and body and have something known as consciousness… therefore you have the ability to make a reason to live for yourself. For me personally, I think its best to live a life that serves others and empowers others to do good to the world. I’m stuck between two career paths, first being cooking, music and film, another being an astrophysicst, inventor and scientist. Science has the ability to change the world and make it an easier pkace for people to live. Art on the other hand makes people want to live. Its a tough choice… or maybe I can choose to pursue both at the same time? Who knows.

What does a.m. and p.m. stands for?


Everyday we are looking at the clock saying, oh it’s 7am! I ought to wake up and go to work, or it’s 12pm, time for lunch! But what does a.m. and p.m. really stand for?

Here is the answer: 

The 12-hour clock is a time convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods: a.m. (from the Latin, ante meridiem, meaning before midday) and p.m. (post meridiem, meaning after midday

Flag Day

Yesterday I had a really thrilling experience, raising funds for Breast Cancer Foundation as a volunteer. 

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I did not actually know what to expect when I first arrived at the train station, the place where we were going to raise funds. I partnered up with a classmate which actually gave me a lot more courage to confront people. Honestly, I did not expect much from the public. I thought that many would just walk away or ignore me if I asked for donations. However it was shocking to see so many kind souls willing to contribute back to the society. Every cent counts. There was someone who I remembered really vividly while I was doing this. He came up to me when I was having a break and gave me $10. What he said next was really cool,”Sometimes you don’t have to ask people for money,the money will come to you.” I just want to express my gratitude towards him as $10 is a huge sum of money and not many will be willing to give that much.

Of course there were rejections, which cannot be avoided. If we just stood there with a tin can, not many people will actually donate. However if we take action and approach others, they will be more willing to open up. Being confident in both our words and body language is also a huge plus, topping it off with a bright smile. Good manners is needed and we thanked every single one of them for helping out.

Ultimately after 4 hours, my tin can was filled up to the brim. We were given snacks to eat which was awesome. There are lessons that I have learnt from volunteering. Of course, different people will have different ways of thinking and will not learn the same things as I did even from the same experience.

Lets all do good and contribute back to our society, helping those in need.

Post Exams Learning

Exams are finally over. Everyone is over the moon. School is not the only place where we learn. This free time that we have can be put into great use.

These are 20 habits that you can cultivate over the holidays.

Some things to be learnt/habits to pick up

  • Investment
  • Cooking new dishes
  • Exercising daily
  • Journal and blog daily
  • Try out dancing
  • Listen to podcast/TED talks
  • Write out 10 ideas daily (works your creativity muscle)
  • Speed Reading
  • Drawing
  • Meditation
  • Learn a new language

Focus on yourself. Be deeply connected with your inner soul. What would you do if you had a million dollars? Some people will soon get too stressed up/ do not actually know how to manage finances properly. Now its the time to start knowing and not be ignorant.

Today I watched Suicide Squad. The flashbacks at first were pretty good but it got dull. You can actually learn something from this movie. Teamwork is essential. Without it, plans would fall out pretty fast. Sometimes threatening someone to get things done does not really go well. Know how to lead and motivate your team.

Word of the day: Opuscule. It means a small or minor work/a literary or musical work of small size.

 

To Do List

2 weeks till examinations

4 weeks till its over.

Some plans after exams are over

  • Learn investing
  • Cook up a few interesting dishes
  • Build great habits and sleep regularly(read,journal,meditate)
  • Learn how to code well
  • Exercise daily
  • Volunteering
  • Learn marketing
  • Negotiation skills
  • Humour
  • Psychology
  • Freewriting daily
  • Learning a new language/culture
  • Better self discipline
  • Taking pictures and meeting new people

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/skills-teach-yourself-for-free#sm.00000ibvf8n4soea8qv5z1zttnxmw for more ideas

A reminder/note for my future in 5weeks time. 

School Grades

We are obsessed with it. Honestly its worse when its in Asian countries and schools. We are a paper-chasing society. Thinking that these degrees can get us a secured and high-paying job in future. I am slowly being sucked up into this idealogy. However I realised something. This is not me. I don’t want to end up like everyone else. 

Get good grades, go to a good college and get a good job. Reality is, there are many unemployed graduates who don’t know what to do later on in life. I’m still a secondary school student. There’s a wide variety of interest that I can build on like:music,health,sports,writing, filmmaking and business.

 This blog post serves as a reminder for me in future on what I really enjoy doing because one can never tell what pursuing for straight As can do to our dreams. We end up losing our childhood dreams and work hard to realise that this is not what we really want. 
Build on a skill that you are really interested in. Master it and you will start to enjoy. Failures are inevitable. This is cliché but know that you should never give up. So many times I’ve looked back at the things I tell myself and find that my actions contradict what I preach. “Working out is really good for your body”, but so many times I’ve procrastinated. 

Lets all look beyond our grades. Learn to unlearn the things you are taught. Learn not for the grades, but for the knowledge. Here’s a picture of my phone background which reminds me daily of what I should be focussed on.

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