Archive for the 'Musings' Category

The accidental artist

October 1, 2011

Hi,

I am an artist, I love to draw.

I can come out with something out of nothing.

I draw conclusions.

– Judgmental

What are words

August 6, 2011

A song that I had been looking around for some time but to no avail, till I chance upon it on a muse’s blog. Good song šŸ™‚ Got me to pause for a moment and ponder about what it means to love.

Anywhere you are, I am near
Anywhere you go, I’ll be there
And I’m gonna be here forever more
Every single promise I keep
Cuz what kind of guy would I be
If I was to leave when you need me most

I’m forever keeping my angel close

I guess this is love.

 

How woman made it in Media

July 16, 2011

 

This morning I attended a dialogue session held by Women’s Register, “How woman made it in media”

The panelists were Pat Law, Irene Ang, Sabriner Zuber, Debra Soon.

I believe this is God’s timely birthday gift for me, in providing some of the best in the industry to share about their insights and learnings.

Personally I am inspired by Pat Law’s story of how she started at age 20, at the lowest level without any speaking rights. Thereafter, she move up the ladder and worked in Oigilvy and then to her own company Goodstuph. Without a university degree, every step she took was hard work and dedication in the things she do. She is now a well known personality in the Communications Industry in Singapore. Despite her successs, she remains humble and is generous in imparting her knowledge. It’s heartening to know that beneath that rockstar image is someone who cares for her family and making her parents proud.

Irene Ang, started FLY entertainment at age 29 with $2000 (all that she have in her bank). It was a bold move from the stable finance industry to the volatile media industry. She has since managed a successful artist management company with artist like Adrian Pang, Chua En Lai and many others under her wing.

Through these successful women in the industry, I understand the importance of being grounded and constantly improving my craft. Success cannot be microwaved. While reading books helps in giving insights nothing beats the physical experience that comes with time and commitment to the things that we are doing.

Do I keep trying to cross the hurdle when i fail or make a U TURN when the going gets tough? Too many young people quit easy when they don’t receive the result they want to see.

Hence, i resolute to not be a quitter but a fighter. Attempting, making mistakes, taking the humble pie, and learn.

It’s not about the age, the academic achievements but the attitude that makes all the different to make it work in this Media industry.

Dream Big, Start Small, Build Deep, says Irene Ang.

 

 

 

Let’s start from here

June 30, 2011

Some people live for the fortune

Some people live just for the fame

Some people live for the power

Some people live just to play the game

 

I have graduated from Youth.

I am 13 days away from being 23.

Wow, how time flies.

How do I want to live now in this new ball game?

A step at a time I guess.

Mentoring

January 30, 2011

What makes mentoring beautifulĀ  is that it’s deeply personal.

An one on one exchange.

Mentors, let’s not bore our disciples with things they already know.

Insights are merely common sense, the tip of the iceberg in mentoring.

The real deal, are the stories that we share.

Our disciples can’t move, till we make the first move.

 

 

Packing

January 1, 2011

I waked and packed. The stacks of stuff that accumulated over the festive weekends.

My room has been an organized chaos, one I often thought poignantly reflects my life, really.

My room, mirrors my life.

For the record, I don’t own it, I kinda share with my bro, but with me having a greater control over it, yet not quite enough for him to not mess up.

For the longest, I had been having a perpetual frustration to pack the room, some days I scribbled notes on the notepads, various way to pack the different things.

Didn’t quite work. Perhaps to an extent, it looks relatively neat, but really there is still quite abit of mess.

I never seem to quite make up my mind, what to keep, what to throw, and how to place the things.

And so I woke up today, with this great urge to pack. I packed all Christmas cards into a brown paper bag, and labeled it “Christmas 2010”. I want life to be organized, including my cards. And I packed somemore, folding paper bags, plastic bags putting them together. Sorting out that various stacks of paper and bills.

I realize one reason why I had not been successful in packing, is really coz I don’t know how, and that perfectionist in me just hate it to screw up. And so I wasted time, devising ways to go about. But perfection never comes, it never will. What I learn is that with time we learn, what are the things that we need and the things that we don’t. And heck these are just things, if I don’t need I can just throw, there is not need to develop any form of attachment towards these non livings things.

I’m glad I start somewhere, I’m doing something. Bit by bit, one day, I will see this room, the way I really want it.

I don’t have full control to what goes on in life, sometimes I mess it up, sometimes people mess it up, still I have every power to clear it up.

2011 gonna rock, I am packing šŸ™‚

Life skills to the younger one

November 26, 2010

A conversation I had with my brother as we were walking home today. My mum had askedĀ  me to pack 2 packets of coffee and bring them home.

Bro: How would you feel if mummy say your coffee is not nice,though you took such a long time to make them.

Me: I will be ok with it, coz after all I learn to accept that there are some things I can do well in and there are some things I don’t do as well. And this could be something that I don’t do well in. That doesn’t mean I suck or anything,

Subconciously, I imparted to him a lesson to not take ourselves too seriously.

Later in the day, my cousin shared with me the story of the crocodile and rabbit.

One day a crocodile was biting a rabbit. SomeoneĀ  had compassion on the rabbit and rescue it from the crocodile. But by saving the rabbit from the crocodile, you killed the crocodile.

You could be the crocodile.

That story, wrecks me up.

If we learn to swim, we won’t drown

November 24, 2010

If we learn to swim, we won’t drown.

Surely, there would be the occasional muscles cramp that caught us by surprise, so painfully gripped us rendering us helpless.

But that’s when, we realize it’s good to not swim alone, at least swim in a place where there is a lifeguard.

 

We are not made to struggle alone.

Be equipped to deal with your struggle.

Never do it alone.

You would prolly drown.

 

Lessons from 7 year olds

October 21, 2010

Recently I get to teach a couple of 7 year old kids.

A common trait that I realized is that, whenever they encounter a question that they don’t know how to do, they tend to

1. Dream, drift off

2. Talk alot, distracted

It’s conflict avoidance at it’s simplest and purest.

Never, had they asked for help, till i prompt, “you need help?” Then reluctantly, they will say, yes.

Thereafter when they figure it out, they will break into a smile and you see them focus and on task.

 

I begin to ponder, what is my take on the questions that I don’t know how to solve.

Waiting

October 19, 2010

There are some situations that are sometimes beyond one’s control, hence waiting becomes an imperative.

Waiting, for new to come

Waiting for wrong to fade.

In between I keep myself busy, purposefully busy, as I wait for the right.