Thursday, 11 October 2012

Girl talks

Once upon time, all girls dreamed to be an office lady (OL) because they were jealous of those (OL) who sat in front of AC and had their own desks in a clean room with big windows on the high floors inside tall buildings. Whenever there were OL scenes in TV series and movies, you could see all young girls' eyes shining and blinking. Everybody started to talk about their fashionable dresses, beautiful makeups and good-looking boyfriends. You could definitely felt the excitements among these young girls and their wishes of being one of them.

So when it was about the time to choose future careers --- the intelligent girl selected finance and accounting, the outgoing girl considered hotel industry, the shy one preferred to be in administrations and the beautiful one keen to be a secretary in some big company.

After 5 years, everybody met again. "how is your life?" All these girls have become women now! The intelligent one complained that her OL life is all about making budgets, studying revenues, calculating profits, handling greedy investors and working overtimes. She loved facing challenges and proving her ability before, but now she only wants to have some quality time to rest. She earned enough money, but sadly having no spare time to spend it and no one to enjoy with. "I have great fun with my life. I don't really sit in offices at work. I walk around the hotel to greet people. I party hard with my potential clients after work. Job has become a part of my enjoyments. Let me know If you want to hung out. I have connections in all best clubs, pubs, and restaurants!". The outgoing one proposed. "Do you have any saving? You seem to have pretty expensive lifestyle." The shy one asked. "en... Of course! I can have 3 free meals at staff canteen. Uniform is provided. Happy hours with clients and phone bills are paid by hotels. What else do I need to spend by myself?" Proudly answered by the hotelier. "Don't worry. Your new director is a very wise investor. You will get some ideas of double your fortune or even more!" the intelligent one updated latest news to the shy one. "I heard that he resigned from the pervious job and got divorced because of some affairs with his staff. You'd better keep some distance!" the outgoing one gossiped. "I'm having 2 lovely kids with my husband. We are happy together." the shy one smiled timidly. 3 of them looked at each other and laughed loudly. "Why are you so quiet,beauty?" "I just found out something important. You will be busy on arranging my wedding ceremony at hotel. You will work at my wedding reception desk. And you will definitely come to congraduate us with a great gift!" The beautiful one said calmly "I'm so released that I will not end the same as my former one. Thank you, shy!"

Oops, silence is golden!

The world for Today:
Cheng mo Shi jin
沉 默 是 金
Silence is golden.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A pinch of five-spice lit up your eyes

I can not remember when it was the last time I cried or had tears full of my eyes, but the annual awards function I attended last week really made me feel the warm of tears because it came right out from my heart many times within 2 hours.  The function is organized by an individual doctor since 2005. The main propose of the function is to felicitate the people who manage to lead normal and happy lives despite fighting severe disabilities and diseases.

I think all of us feel sorry for the people who was born with physical disabilities and diseases. Whenever we meet them, we automatically show our sympathy to them and their families. Actually, instead of making them feel better, are we realized that maybe we hurt them more and more, again and again? 

Can you believe that a  46 year-old lady who was born with some diseases make her lose the ability of speaking, writing and walking, has become a CEO of her own organization to help the people have same problems? On the stage, she was very proud to tell everybody by talking slowly with her mum's help that she never gave up her own life to catch her own dream. She wanted to be educated like the other kids, so she got a MBA from London University. She wanted to be a useful person to the society, today she tried her best to light up other people's hopes. I was touched by her mum's short speech. She said that she does not like people call those kids disabled because they are very sensitive inside. They may have the difficulty to act physically,  but we should treat them like normal kids and let them have positive attitudes towards their own lives. This makes me think about the other case. Can you imagine that a 7 year-old kid is hidden inside her house for years and hardly have any neighbor see her? The simple reason is "Her parents just feel tired of answering the same question about how she became like that again and again. They thought it was better let her live in her own peace and get rid of the crowds."

I admire those parents who encourage their kids to have a normal life as others, but somehow, it is also difficult to blame on these parents who feel shame to bring their kids out of the shadow. We, the public, the people surround them, may give them too many pressures and unnecessary attentions. I respected all awards winner, because they show their positive attitudes and bring the hopes to the others like them. The most important part is We, who consider ourselves as Normal human beings, must feel thankful of lives. Whenever we meet them,  we should reconsider our reactions behaviors before we take the actions.

The word for today:

Zun Zhong
尊    重

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The definition of Happy Life

The meaning of Happiness is different to everyone, so we all expect to have our own kind of happy life. It is funny to hear some people around always complaint that they couldn't have any saving after working many years while they just keep buying LV bags, dining at fine dinning restaurants, and shopping at department stores.

These days, when Samsung becomes a piece of hot cake, everybody in the office from staff to managers slowly starts to change their cell phones. Actually, most of them don't even know what is so special about it. But they know that if you don't have it, which means that you don't understand the fashion. It is such a pity that you lost your simple demanding of happiness to meet others' standard. You start to follow other people's living style which you think it make you look better within the groups. Thinking carefully for a while, you may find out that their way of living is not suitable for you because of the capacity of earnings or different tastes. However, what to do, you can't change. You are scared of being laughed by others or you just can't get rid of the life called luxury.

For me, the definition of happy life:
1. Sleep at least 8 hours per day, sleep until whenever I want to wake up at weekends
2. Eat mum's food very often
3. Have a group of friends to have a tea/coffee time once a week
4. Travel once a while
5. Spend some quality time with family
6. Have time to read a few pages of book everyday
7. Get out of the office on time
8. Do some sports daily
9. Get a smile from a stranger daily
10. Have good health
11. Find someone to love
12. Have a dream and keep fulfilling it
... ... ...
 The most important thing is to live as myself and for myself.

You can never make everyone like you or admire you, but you can assure to make yourself happy without hurting others.

The world for Today:
Huo Chu Zi Wo
活    出   自我
Live for yourself