Monday, March 17, 2008

I saw the sun! And it openened up my eyes...

After a few days of rain, finally it looks like the cloud has parted and we got some B-E-A-U-tiful rays today! :D Lets just hope God doesn't snap his fingers and make it rain suddenly today-lah. ;)

Feeling really optimistic today. Surprising for a Monday but methinks its 'cause I don't have that much work to do today (aside from running errands). Heh.

I attended the Viewer's Choice Awards last week, and the best Ad goes to "Dei, Mumbai Lah!" by M1. Close second came "Anything, Whatever" kedai runcit ad. Both were great. Also met some interesting people that night, it was good fun.

Okay so lets spread the optimism, shall we?

You know, inspite of all of the complainin' and stuff we make, Singapore's a bloody great country to live in. Okay so we have a Class 1 terrorist on the loose, but he's being a good boy and not causing much trouble aside from causeway jams... so we can put the issue of Mat Selamat to the sidelines for now.

Think about it - the country is relatively safe (compared to many other countries/cities), its clean, and even after the price hike, taxis are affordable. Public transportation system is top-notch, people are generally friendly, and the weather is still better than most najor cities in the world (i.e London). Hard work is rewarded, and we've one of the strongest currencies in the region which equates to GREAT SHOPPING ABROAD! Great nightlife. The economy is doing relatively well, and there is a low poverty rate. Traffic jams are still better than other cities in the region, (try travelling in KL during rush hour - 3 hours on the same road, man), and lots of international acts drop by.

Lets put it this way - life could be a lot worse, y'know what I mean? :)

Speaking about life; someone asked me the other day, what I wanted in it. I thought for two seconds and just say, "I want to be happy." Simple, no?

Yeah, being in the industry is great, I love my job. But essesntially, I want to be HAPPY. And it may not be my job, it may not be money... its that thing you think of, if you should face your moment of reckoning, that you love the most. If your plane is gonna crash/ship is gonna sink/office chair is gonna explode... what would be the first thing that pops into your mind that you wish you spent more energy on? That's what makes you happy, luv, and that's what you should invest most of your energy into, to be happy. That's my current formula anyways. Keeps things in perspective.

Well, I hope everyone else is having a great day as well. If not, go do something that would make you happy. Heck, buy a chocolate easter bunny and bite of its head if that's your kinda thing. *big big grin*


Desmond said...

Reading your blog makes me happy for the day :p cool rite!

SEACJCS said...

Who are you, and what have you done to A? :O

Money and joy...

People think of money as a SUBSTITUTE for joy...when it's one PATH :) to it. But there are OTHER PATHS to joy...and OTHER DESTINATIONS for money.

I'm GLAD you're GLAD. ;)

Andrea Fonseka said...

wah! glad to have made someone else smile! :D
Am up this early 'cause i'm off to my 2nd last day of shoot with the Enbloc cast. :( So sad that its all ending, really gonna miss them. We're really like a family y'iknow, Nat actually calls me "Che" offset! Lol!! And he's 6 days my senior. -_-
Feeling pretty fresh this morning after hitting the snooze button twice, and once again; its my big cuppa coffee keeping me company at this hour. Not that i'm complainin' tho. ;)

Sam said...

hmm... taxis fare hike though remains 'affordable', but it indeed is burning a bigger hole in my pocket :( Few weeks back, I just took a taxi that costs me a whoppy $29+! Gosh.. It's the most expensive taxi I ever took in Singapore...
Nevertheless, just like to drop a note to you - your blog is refreshing and nice to read. I never failed to read your blog entries and hope to see more of your posts.
All the best to you in your studies and career :)

Desmond said...

What to do....just wake up earlier to beat the silly 35% charge before pain Sam my pain....from daily from Hougang to Gul Road (Tuas)...cost me $25 per trip without car also not worth it...petrol petrol...Haiz...I think I need to convert back to Bus/MRT/Bus