Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
When you something beautiful, who do you tell? It's a telling answer. Yes, I saw the full moon a few nights ago and it was beautiful.
Ran the 15km today at 1h35m thereabout. Coulda, shoulda been faster but running with company is so much more meaningful :)
Oh, and the "egg yolk" sun this morning was unusually large and mighty beautiful too.
What's the big deal with wine and cheese anyway? Sour (fermented) grapes, you say? Perhaps. A more mature response is needed - it's not about atas-ness or social fit but about commitment and making a difference, methinks.
When you're feeling spent, how does one keep one's faith (amidst unanswered sms-es)?
If seeing is believing, what do you see?
Questions, questions, questions...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Confucius: Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change
Charles Kettering: People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
James Baldwin: People can cry much easier than they can change.
Oliver Goldsmith: People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
Robert Kennedy: Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
Lisa Alther: That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
Okakura Kakuzo: The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Unknown: The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
Posted by This is Ed at 6:36 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
For the past 2 weeks, been busy developing and executing the bookstore marketing plan. Must say, it’s turned out to be far more challenging and demanding than I initially thought.
Compound that with balancing other challenges at work. Uncertainty lies ahead as organizational changes begin to sink in. New opportunities and expanded responsibilities could result, but apprehension holds me for the moment.
My most important takeaway in the midst of this: sleep shortage demands spiritual sustenance. I see myself and other chugging on with less sleep, yet more speed. Now Houston, we’ve got super men and wonder women in our midst!
With the striking of the bio-clock and the year fast closing, the final straw came in the form a birthday gift of a book catalyzing a re-evaluation on my career.
Unsettled, unlimited, undone – that’s how I feel.
Posted by This is Ed at 10:43 PM
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
From Wikipedia: Martin Strel swam the Amazon River, commencing on February 1, 2007, finishing 66 days later on April 7, 2007. If verified this would be another record-breaking distance of 3,274 miles (5,268 km), longer than the width of the Atlantic Ocean. He had escort boats that poured blood into the river to distract meat-eating fish such as piranhas and sharks. Near the end of his swim he encountered a tidal bore about 13 feet (4 meters) high, known as the Pororoca.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Hickory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck noon
He's here too soon!
Hickory Dickory Dock!
This year I saw one candle too many and ate one cake too much. Meals with family/friend adorned with a song were the flavour this year - no more 21yo big bang celebrations eh? But I'm grateful for friends who remembered and bothered, even the simplest wishes via sms/msn.
With 2 years short of the big three-O, I find myself wondering where I am today and where I'm headed. For now, the future's a blur and right now, the busy-ness without a longer term purpose is starting to gnaw. Not to mention, the lack of sleep...
Spent my actual B-day snapping for colleague, D's wedding. Greatly enjoyable but stressful too. No wonder a photographer can get paid $3000 per hour.
Dear God, may I find my purpose in life, striving to my maximum value, beyond my wildest dreams. And may my burdens be lifted up to you in constant prayer.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Listen to BBC Comedy here:
"I walk down Boat Quay and I've never had so many people trying to entice me to have seafood in my entire life!" *cue restaurant touters*
"The government's paid millions of pounds... a campaign to encourage people to smile at tourists... If everyone's smiling at you, it's not necessarily because you're a nice or a good person."
"I go to the Little India market where 'We do gold plating' and I thought about getting me hair done... So it'd stand up and I'd look weird like a James Bond villian or Michael Bolton."