3 freaking long weeks.

25 05 2010

yiiipppppeee! shriveled somewhat. but still alive.

well done, chiam!



27 04 2010

damn. it’s quite incredible how you always manage to make me feel uber happy.

happy things

2 04 2010

– knowing I’m remembered from a faraway.

– being in the know about your life.

– planning for the next trip in my mind. (Yay, I get to go to Batam in May and Bangkok in Sept for work/play!)  and I will be diving in Aug and then Cambodia in Dec.

– connecting with unusual, unlikely people.

some of the best things in life must be felt with the heart 🙂

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

2 04 2010

Some quotes from the book.. in which Viktor Frankl shares about his experience in the Nazi concentration camp..

“It is one the of the basic tenets of logotherapy that man’s concern is not to gain pleasure or avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. That is why man is even ready to suffer, on the condition, to be sure, that his suffering has a meaning.”

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.”

There is meaning in life, despite suffering, despite difficulties. And having seen patients and their families suffer from the impact/progression of illness, I can attest to that. It pains to see how some patients’ lives rage with difficulty after difficulty. But it is also through all that that I come to realize how resilient many of them are. Many are able to tell me “I want to continue living”, “I don’t want to die so early”, “I want to see my children grow up”. There is always meaning to be made/found.

What a privileged job I have to be able to witness all that bravery!

I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t have a conclusion. But I’ll enjoy every moment of it! Thank you for being such a delightful presence in my life.

This Easter

2 04 2010

This Easter, I feel strangely grateful to God about the life I’m living. The life I’ve been given. Not that I wasn’t grateful to God in previous Easters. But perhaps, this time round, in a more personal and non-religious manner. This must be the biggest irony of it all given that I stopped attending church last May. I feel like I’m given the chance to be real as a person and learning to appreciate life more.

The past few months have been challenging. But I am reminded that I am living my dream.. I’ve got a decent family, a great bunch of friends and a wonderful job that I am passionate about. And I know that God is in all of it and He is still watching over me. I continue to want to live a life that counts, a life that can make someone else’s life a little easier to live.

I feel like I’m on the cusp of something wonderful… 🙂

what if!

24 02 2010

what if i can work 3 days and rest for 4 days and go on a holiday every 2 months.

i am beginning to re-examine what/how i really want to live my life.

i am wrecking my brains over where i should go if i wanna go backpacking alone.. hmm. pretty exciting thought.

it wont happen soon though. i am swarmed.

take me away.