Friday, July 29, 2011

B r i n g M e B a c k T o L i f e .

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Back to Art & Design

After taking a long break from arts & design and away from the outside world, I decided to start being creative all over again in KL. All my things are still in Penang but since I am so eager and couldn't wait to start, I decided to do some art supplies shopping. Knowing me, I can go crazy in art stores and I tend to buy everything that I come across. This is what I got yesterday:
A few stacks of coloured paper

Some brushes

A few painting canvas

Tape dispenser

Glass Deco

Cute Stickers

Tack It

Acrylic Paint

Staple Gun

and not forgetting..

Peter Rabbit Apron for my baking class tomorrow! yay.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish / Cheapskate?

How can some people be so absofreakinglutely cheapskate but thinks they are the best of the best?

Nearly everyone has met the ultimate cheapskate in their life at some point. Someone who gets along in life spending next to nothing for things and services. Reality check: Everyone loves saving money, cutting back and reducing expenses. However, sometimes there is a tendency to focus on the wrong things while you're busy feeling good about controlling your budget & reducing little costs here and there, every once in a while you neglect the larger picture.

Here are some examples:
1. Parking and “just running in” without feeding the meter a quarter, but returning to find a parking ticket attached to your windshield.

2. Buying the least expensive clothing and shoes, but having to replace the wardrobe frequently because of poor quality.

3. Not taking your spouse out for an occasional night out only to pay for the divorce lawyers because the romance is dead.

4. Not taking your car in for a proper maintenance (including tires), then having a car wreck due to poor tires or brakes.

5. Attends a costume party but do not want to spend a dime on costumes or at least try to set the mood.

6. Expecting your employees to perform and deliver good work but are not willing to give them the pay they deserve.

7. Buying such cheap toilet paper then you end up using more than you would otherwise.

8. Underpaying employees then scrambling to handle their work when they leave for better jobs with your competitors.

9. Saving money by not going to the doctor for regular check-ups or taking the bare minimum health insurance plan, but having to pay a large sum in an emergency.

10. Paying for something and expects to get a certain amount back someday.

I don't get why some people are so stingy and cheapskate in their daily life. They rather spend their money on something stupid which does not benefit them than use the money to pay for something else which is worth the cent. I came across quite a few people in this category and I find it amusing to see how they want to keep their standards up but are reluctant or do not want to spend any dime on certain important things in life. These narrow-minded people thinks that by doing so, they lose their money. They think they can escape the public perspective on things but the question is, how long can they get away with this?

Stingy and Cheapskate definition:
Stingy is careful with money; being greedy.

Cheapskate is someone who's worse: doesn't tip, gives the worst presents, expects more of people etc.

It would be interesting to get some replies on this topic. Ok here we go!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Letting Go

To "let go" means not to worry about the future, but look forward to what might happen.
To "let go" does not mean to stop caring, it means I can't do it for someone else.
To "let go" is not to cut myself off, it's the realisation I can't control another.
To "let go" is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To "let go" is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To "let go" is not try to change or blame another, it's to make the most of myself.
To "let go" is not to care for, but to care about.
To "let go" is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To "let go" is not to judge, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To "let go" is not to be protective, it's to permit another to face reality.
To "let go" is not to deny, but to accept.
To "let go" is not to intrude, worry or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To "let go" is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To "let go" is to fear less, and love more.

Don't Hate, Appreciate!

"You may not be her first, her last or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad and miss her when she's not there".