12.17.2013

What pain do you want to sustain?

This is a inspiring article from Mark Manson at huffingtonpost
Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a care-free, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room.
Everybody wants that -- it's easy to want that.
If I ask you, "What do you want out of life?" and you say something like, "I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like," it's so ubiquitous that it doesn't even mean anything.
Everyone wants that. So what's the point?
What's more interesting to me is what pain do you want? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives end up.
Everybody wants to have an amazing job and financial independence -- but not everyone is willing to suffer through 60-hour work weeks, long commutes, obnoxious paperwork, to navigate arbitrary corporate hierarchies and the blasé confines of an infinite cubicle hell. People want to be rich without the risk, with the delayed gratification necessary to accumulate wealth.
Everybody wants to have great sex and an awesome relationship -- but not everyone is willing to go through the tough communication, the awkward silences, the hurt feelings and the emotional psychodrama to get there. And so they settle. They settle and wonder "What if?" for years and years and until the question morphs from "What if?" into "What for?" And when the lawyers go home and the alimony check is in the mail they say, "What was it all for?" If not for their lowered standards and expectations for themselves 20 years prior, then what for?
Because happiness requires struggle. You can only avoid pain for so long before it comes roaring back to life.
At the core of all human behavior, the good feelings we all want are more or less the same. Therefore what we get out of life is not determined by the good feelings we desire but by what bad feelings we're willing to sustain.
"Nothing good in life comes easy," we've been told that a hundred times before. The good things in life we accomplish are defined by where we enjoy the suffering, where we enjoy the struggle.
People want an amazing physique. But you don't end up with one unless you legitimately love the pain and physical stress that comes with living inside a gym for hour upon hour, unless you love calculating and calibrating the food you eat, planning your life out in tiny plate-sized portions.
People want to start their own business or become financially independent. But you don't end up a successful entrepreneur unless you find a way to love the risk, the uncertainty, the repeated failures, and working insane hours on something you have no idea whether will be successful or not. Some people are wired for that sort of pain, and those are the ones who succeed.
People want a boyfriend or girlfriend. But you don't end up attracting amazing people without loving the emotional turbulence that comes with weathering rejections, building the sexual tension that never gets released, and staring blankly at a phone that never rings. It's part of the game of love. You can't win if you don't play.
What determines your success is "What pain do you want to sustain?"
I wrote in an article last week that I've always loved the idea of being a surfer, yet I've never made consistent effort to surf regularly. Truth is: I don't enjoy the pain that comes with paddling until my arms go numb and having water shot up my nose repeatedly. It's not for me. The cost outweighs the benefit. And that's fine.
On the other hand, I am willing to live out of a suitcase for months on end, to stammer around in a foreign language for hours with people who speak no English to try and buy a cell phone, to get lost in new cities over and over and over again. Because that's the sort of pain and stress I enjoy sustaining. That's where my passion lies, not just in the pleasures, but in the stress and pain.
There's a lot of self development advice out there that says, "You've just got to want it enough!"
That's only partly true. Everybody wants something. And everybody wants something badly enough. They just aren't being honest with themselves about what they actually want that bad.
If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs. If you want the six pack, you have to want the sweat, the soreness, the early mornings, and the hunger pangs. If you want the yacht, you have to also want the late nights, the risky business moves, and the possibility of pissing off a person or ten.
If you find yourself wanting something month after month, year after year, yet nothing happens and you never come any closer to it, then maybe what you actually want is a fantasy, an idealization, an image and a false promise. Maybe you don't actually want it at all.
So I ask you, "How are you willing to suffer?"
Because you have to choose something. You can't have a pain-free life. It can't all be roses and unicorns.
Choose how you are willing to suffer.
Because that's the hard question that matters. Pleasure is an easy question. And pretty much all of us have the same answer.
The more interesting question is the pain. What is the pain that you want to sustain?
Because that answer will actually get you somewhere. It's the question that can change your life. It's what makes me me and you you. It's what defines us and separates us and ultimately brings us together.
So what's it going to be?
I always anticipate a great environment for pupillage with great bunch of friends by meeting a great master that give me great work. *wake up please* Reality are so much different than my imagination. I couldn't stand the culture of transcribing that have not much advantage to the pupils in the firm. Everyone else seems like obedient to accept it.
I ponder. I think I should have accept it as my challenge in part of my training process. Everyone have to undergo this period as we are still a newbie. I think it is part and parcel of the pain that we are going to handle.
I WANT TO CREATE MY AMAAAZING PUPILLAGE EXPERIENCE! 

12.02.2013

212

2.12 is a prosperous day for me! It's not only my first anniversary after I enshrined Gohonzon, it is also my first day of pupillage! I believe it's a gift from Gohonzon. :)

Muhammad Ali Jinnah once said:" I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right." Similarly, instead of wishing and hoping to get a good master or gain the best knowledge, I want to create positive values and greatest memories in my 9 months of pupillage! Therefore, I have listed 9 resolutions in my pupillage.

1. Passion

I still remember vividly where I can't answer the interviewer's question in relation to my future. Although it is important to live at the present, I want to discover my passion and focus in a specific area that I love. Passion energizes me to get up each morning and help me to find direction in my life and career. 

2. Healthy 

This seems like a must-have list in each and every of my resolution. I believe nothing can be done without mentally and physically health. Equipped with best facilities in my condominium, I must hit the gym/swimming pool/badminton court/futsal/squash more often! Also, I wish to get my golf handicap. Most importantly, I must achieve my goal-weight of 52kg. I can do it!

3. Friends

I want to be surrounded and associated with like-minded and passionate friends that can inspire me to do better. Let's try the law of attractions yayy!

4. Attitude 

A positive attitude causes a chain of reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. Be humble and kind to people. I am thinking of sharing positive messages with random strangers. HAHAHHA. Always treat everyone as you would want them to treat you. Be confident and fearless.  

5. Opportunites

Challenges are opportunities. There is no adversity that I cannot transform based on the Buddhist principle of "changing poison into medicine." Challenges keep a fire in my belly and my passion high. I am not going to let myself stressed out. When I feel that rush of stress, I am going to sit back and put my hands behind my head and stretch out my legs. Be prepared to receive my "crazy notes" or "love letters" to distress lol 

6. Reading

This is one of my weakness that I am trying to overcome. I must read newspaper/e-news everyday.

7. Financial 

Make money in Riggit and spend in Ruppiah and I want for nothing. I truly understand pupillage can't really earn much money but I believe that the knowledge is my greatest treasure that I will gain. It is important to have my financial planning to ensure my monthly expenses are bare minimum. You guys can still date me for lunch/dinner because I have budget for it ;d Hopefully I can get myself a Swiss automatic watch after the 9 months!

8. Blog

A minimum of 9 posts per month. I want to polish my English and share my interesting pupillage experiences with you all :)))

9. Kosen rufu

I want to contribute to my life and share it with others. One of the best ways to share passion with friends, family and colleagues is through face-to-face dialogue. That is why I much value in gatherings and soka activities. I believe it will help me to discover and reaffirm my passsion, resulting in an incredibly amazing and productive months in my pupillage. 

I foresee the traffic congestion in my near future. It will my best opportunity to chant :) Chant a minimum 30 minutes for the luck, faith, wisdom and happiness for all.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.


11.22.2013

wishlist

Dear Santa,

My one and only wishlist - to get a Swiss automatic watch


1

2

3

4.

5.




Which one do you prefer? I really like 1,4,5. Those sexy babe are driving me nuts! Please come to me one day?

X

11.21.2013

Interview Tips for Chambering Student

Congratulations on the completion of your legal education. Kudos for your accomplishment in reaching this wonderful milestone! I am sure most of the graduates are gearing up for their chambering/pupillage. Here are some interview tips to help you during your chambering interview. Also refer to my previous post.

We all know preparation is the key to success at any interview. Please bear in mind that the legal market is very competitive. If you are being contacted for an interview, it means that you are a potential chambering student (or also known as "chambee"). You need to do some homework if you want to get the job.


Before the Interview
  • Please ensure that you know your resume well. Be honest in your CV and do not exaggerate about what you have done. 
  • Read some developments in regards to legal scene or current issues.
  • Equipped yourself with basic legal principles (Contract Law, Company Law, Land Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, your favourite subject depending on your desire firm)
  • Research on the firm and review the job description. You wouldn't want to go to a conveyancing firm if you want to be a litigator in the future.

During the Interview
  • Plan to arrive the firm 30 minutes as oppose to LeeShih's suggestion before the interview. It is because you need to fill up your particulars that has already shown in your CV .Some firms require you to do some personality test such as Zul Rafique, Raja Darryl & Loh etc. Some other firms have aptitude test for the candidates such as Rahmat Lim & Partners, Zaid Ibrahim & Co, Naqiz & Partners, Cheah Teh & Su, Wong & Partners etc. Some firm even need to do presentation-Kadir Andri & Partners. 
  • Dress well. A smart casual will do. Avoid bright or flashy colours to project an image of professionalism. A decent light make up would be sufficient for female candidate.
  • Start your interview by greeting the interviewer with a smile :)
  • Maintain eye contact with interviewers at all times.
  • Please prepare "tell me about yourself" This classic question seems very easy yet very important to leave a good impression.
  • Ask your interviewer questions because it demonstrate your passion for the job opportunity. However, try to avoid the money related question because you roughly know about the market price. The employer will tell you the allowances in advance if they plan to hire you. In KL, the chambering remuneration package is ranging from 1k-3.5k. Bigger firms usually offer higher allowances. 

After the interview
  • Thank the interviewer for their time. Also not forgetting the receptionist or whoever who have assisted you.
  • Send them a thank you note!
  • Follow up your application status

Conclusion

I understand that some big firms prefer overseas graduate. But please do not hesitate to try out even you are a local graduates like I do. Never put yourself in the position of regretting what you did not try. Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out and make the best in your interview regardless of your background. 

Also, be confident in yourself! Stay true to yourself throughout your application process. Always follow your heart and inner voice when making decision. Nothing can be accomplished if you allow yourself to be swayed by others saying.

Even you have failed in your first few interviews, please do not discourage and keep going on. Daisaku Ikeda once said: "Do you give up the struggle to overcome your own limitations on the first attempt, or do you keep on with it, trying a second time, third time and continuing on in the challenge for the rest of your life. That's the only difference between the genius and the ordinary person."  DON'T GIVE UP. The best has yet to come.

I am starting my chambering next month! Psyched myself up with full of hope, I can't wait to see what beckons. No stress no fun! I really look forward to meet my mentor who is able to unlock my potential. NMHRK!

Do your absolute best in your pupillage

GOOD LUCK!

x

Sources: LoyarBurok, e-lawyer, jobsdb, friends

11.20.2013

change for the better

Very often I have a lots to tell but somehow they have just left untold. Sometimes I am just being secretive to tell anything because I don't want to let many people know what's going on in my life. I like to keep things to only a small circle of people due to the possible danger in the new media. I don't feel like I could write truthfully on this blog for a long time, but I am trying to think a direction for this blog because I don't want to abandon my old good friend-my blog. 

My dearest readers might have some idea what is going on. I reckon most of the people thought I am going to JB but I have changed my mind two days before I commence my pupillage in JB. Things happened that is out of my control. Marilyn Monroe once said:
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they are right. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
Psyched myself up with full of hope and spirits, waiting to start a new life, waiting to see what beckons. I am excited about pupillage, and yet apprehensive as usual. The work, stress, possibility of growing fat :p 

Everything is a vibration:-everything you see, everything you feel and everything you think. Things happened to match what you habitually think. If you are worried, you attract more things that are worrisome. If you are appreciative, you attract more things to appreciate. 

November has been an unpredictable month that is full of excitements. I have learnt how to give myself a second options. Most importantly to follow my heart. 

Keep believing Nam Myoho Renge Kyo 



10.28.2013

人一定要旅行!

19歲讀大學,問你理想是什麼,你說環遊世界;
23歲讀完大學,你說實習後成為律師再去;
25歲工作穩定,你說買了房子後再說;
30歲有車有房,你說等結婚帶另一半一起去;
33歲有了小孩,你說小孩大一點一起去;
40歲孩子大了,你說養好了老人再去;
結果最後你哪裡都沒有去。。。



旅行,就是離開生活熟悉的地方然後不一樣的歸來。
旅行,就是重新回到出發點然後認識它。
旅行,就是在地圖的一點留下自己的腳印。
旅行,就是體驗不同的地理文化。

所以我們不要偷懶,一定要旅行!一個人見識很重要,見識多了,自然會視野寬廣,然而影響你對很多事情的看法。旅行讓人更有自信,不會在物質世界裡迷失方向。

人生其實就是一場旅行,而旅行就是體會不同的人生。對每一個人說生命就是一場盛大的旅行,而日子就是你經過的每一站風景。然而美景不僅僅是目的地,而是深深的感受沿途的那些人和發生在這片土地的點點滴滴。



真正的旅行是一種生活態度,不在乎目的地和長短,離開熟悉的環境去探索陌生的風景,體會一種從未有過的人生。你不知道明天會遇見誰因為一切都是未知數。

旅行能帶人們回歸真正的自然,找回自己忽略的東西,體會永恆的意義,學會感恩,在靈魂之中發掘真正的自己,豐富自己的人生!旅行不但是在眼裡,更是在心底。如果某天在一個陌生的地方,不必知道自己何去何從,就欣賞這一站的風景而留下感動和美麗。

每一個人心中都有座山,總想翻越這座山去看看世界。但是爬到山頂卻發現還有更多更高更遠的山。我們翻越一座座山後,讓自己走更遠。這就是我們心的旅程讓自己聽見內心的聲音。



旅行是一段時間和空間的改變,無論改變多麼大你都會回到現實。不需要一直留戀過去,放膽去創造未來的美麗旅程!因為旅行最重要的不是結果,而是放下一切去感受當下的過程。

想去的地方就一個人出發吧。哪怕只是搭一般未知去向的巴士也是探索星球呀!



10.26.2013

How to get your IRD Number and Tax Refund in one day?

Hello my NZWH friends! 

Working Holiday in New Zealand in an exciting scheme where you can gain valuable experience by your own funding to travel throughout New Zealand. IRD number is an unique 9-digit number given by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) for your employer to deduct tax from your earnings. 

How are you applying IRD number and getting full tax refund in one day? I'm going to share with you my exciting stories!

Getting an IRD Number in one day

1. Telephone Number

This is the first thing you need to do after you have reached the NZ airport. There are three major telecommunication companies:- 
  • Telekom
  • Vodafone
  • 2 Degrees.
I bought Vodafone because everyone is going to that shop -.- Telekom is an awesome company that you might want to consider. 2 Degrees is not available in the airport, you can find it in the town. But bear in mind that their reception is not so good compared to Telekom or Vodafone.

2.Bank Account

There are several banks in New Zealand:-
  • ANZ
  • BNZ 
  • ASB 
  • Kiwibank

Kiwibank is very convenient because it is integrated with post office. I opened a Kiwibank account after I have settled down. You need to prepare a copy of of your working holidays visa, passport, driving license, phone number, and your address in New Zealand for the application. You can get a bank card right after your application. You can also apply for a Visa card for free if you have settled down in NZ.
*you can apply for your IRD Number in Kiwibank if you are not hurry.*

3. Offer Letter 

I was so lucky to secure a placement in kiwi pack house within one day. For those who are interested in Eastpack, you may e-mail to the HR Manager directly to schedule an interview. [please get the e-mail address from me if you are interested]. She will issue an Offer Letter right after the interview. This Offer Letter is very crucial to obtain your IRD Number within one day.

4. IRD Number Application

Go to the IRD Branch is the fastest method you can get your IRD Number within one day. Try to make an appointment before you go to the IRD branch by phone call. You can either go to the Takapuna branch/Manukau branch in Auckland. Get ready your copy of working holiday visa, passport, translated driving license, bank account details, phone number, offer letter and the completed Individual tax [IR 595] application form. Tell the officer that you need the IRD Number urgently by showing them the Offer Letter.
*you can get their IRD Number fast without an Offer Letter provided if you are good in bullshit.*
Then you will get an IRD Number by a phone call from IRD within 24 hours. 

Getting your full tax refund in one day

There are two methods where you can get your tax refund before you leave New Zealand.
  • online application [The IRD Officer advice me to apply it but I have never tried it before. Apply it 1-2 months before you leave new zealand] 
  • go to the IRD Branch

Friday
I reached Auckland on Friday bacause my flights back to Durianland is on Tuesday morning. I went to the Inland Revenue Department to settle my tax refund because I didn't know how to do it online. I filled in Individual tax return [IR 3] form together with my flight details to speed up the tax refund. 

When I met up with the tax specialist, I asked them in regards to the tax relief in New Zealand. The tax specialist said that if your country has a DTA with New Zealand, you may be exempt from NZ income tax. There are many countries that had signed the DTA with New Zealand including Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and most of the Europe Countries.  

For instance, if you are a student visiting NZ, a resident of the other Contracting State [MY/SG/TW/CN] and is present in the NZ solely for the purpose of his education or training shall not be taxed in NZ on payments (including salary or wages) to the extent to which he receives such payments for the purposes of his maintenance can be exempt from tax payment.

After the long discussion with the specialist, I was being exempted from the tax payment and entitled to get the full tax refund. The tax specialist said it is possible to issue a cheque on Monday.

Monday
I was hopeful to get the cheque and cash before I go back home but I did have high expectation. I met up with my best friend and we did some shopping together. I got a call from IRD to get the cheque around 3 o'clock. 

3.05 p.m.
My friend and I took a bus to go to the IRD branch. The bus was moving like a turtle and we have decided to take a cab to IRD branch because it is closing around 4.30p.m. 

3.45 p.m.
The clock are ticking but the taxi has yet to come. Finally we saw the taxi and we reached IRD around 4.o5 p.m.
[Advise: Never take a cab in NZ because it's bloody expensive. It cost around NZD 68 for 15 mins drive FML]

4.05 p.m.
I ran to the IRD to get my cheque. They have issued an ASB cheque to me. I ran to the bank to get the cash because the ASB bank are closing at 4.30pm too. 

4.15 p.m.
They requested to photocopy my passport as a procedural requirement. After the long checking procedure by the ASB, ASB could not give the cash due to the signatory problem on the cheque. ASB asked me to go back to the IRD to ask for clarifications.

4.45 p.m.
The IRD has closed when I ran back. I felt so desperate because both IRD and ASB has closed! I met a staff in IRD exit and she adviced me to bank into Kiwibank instead of taking the cash instantly. I followed her advice and ran to the Kiwibank bank.

5.25 p.m.
When I reached Kiwibank, I realized that ASB Bank did not return my passport!!! HOW AM I GOING BACK HOME TOMORROW MORNING???! I knocked at the ASB's door desperately and I saw an angel waiting for me to get my passport back! They did not have my contact number and I felt so touch when I saw the worker were waiting for me. I can't imagine the consequence if I did not get my passport back on time.
[Lesson learnt: Passport is the most important thing, you can lose everything but not your passport]

So that's how I got my full tax refund in a day. I thought it was the happy ending...

The beginning of nightmare
I received a letter from the IRD after I reached home. They said that I was not entitled to get full refund under the law because they have construed the law wrongly. So I have to pay them back a big sum of money. 

I appealed by giving them 1001 reasons why I should not pay them back but my application was being rejected.

FINALLY, my tax relief was granted last week after several appeals! 

Congratulations to me! *claps*

Conclusion:
Working holidays in New Zealand has filled with so many ups and downs. Many wonderful things happen when you initiate. I might be late to be called to the bar, but I want to be proud when I look back when I reach mid-20s in a few years time. All I want is to meet the best people I could meet at a point of time, tried everything that I wanted to try (cooking, working, woofing, helpX, farming, couch surfing, hitch hiking etc) and done the best that I could have done. 

I walked away to talk to local kiwi and trying to understand how their life was. Learning Maori language with all my Maori brothers and sisters was one of my best experiences in NZ! Understanding the place is definitely more important than having photos to proof you have set foot there!

Warren Buffet believes that the best investment you can make is to invest in yourself. The more you learn, the more you earn. I have spent my precious time to invest in myself in this beautiful journey. Find something that you like to do and you will never work a day in your life. Let's start investing in ourselves to figure out what is our true passion and interest :D



Guess where is my favourite place in New Zealand?
1. Lake Tekapo
2. Opotiki
3. Queenstown
4. Christchurch
5. Oamaru  
6. Kaikoura
7. Glenorchy
8. Fairlie
9. Wanaka

Please choose one and send the answer to Googlemei Page.
>>The Malaysian Winner is entitle to get a FREE BBH Card :D






10.12.2013

尋找失去的微笑

如果說生命是一張七彩的唱片,那麼微笑就是一首和諧的歌,它能使生活更加燦爛;如果說生命是一個音符,那麼微笑就是一架鋼琴,它能使你的生活生動起來。池田先生說過不管遇見什麼事情都要開心的面對。我一直也很欣賞路飛的精神。我原本以為我是快樂天使,微笑永遠都沒有截至日期。

但不知何時開始我臉上的微笑漫漫不見了。我真的很努力尋找往日的開心,尋找那遺失的微笑。現在是我人生最最最黃金的假期,想做什麼都可以,想去哪裡都可以,豐衣足食。但我發現自己有越來越多的缺點。漫長的假期竟然請來了憂鬱先生的來探訪!

當我推開一層一層的心門時,我竟然發現自己內心的聲音。我發現自己原來為自己做的決定那麼心疼。做決定的時候考慮很多身邊的人,讓自己比較“輕鬆”過日子,但卻忘記問最真實的內心。自己心理有了答案,卻違背心願。然後看著自己的微笑漸漸消失。雖然就只有短短的九個月,難道地方真的可以磨滅你想學習的決心嗎?那是不可能的,我一定努力去創造價值,為我的決定負責任。我相信唱題會給我最好的路,會便毒為藥。

失去了微笑就像船隻沒有了指南針迷失方向;失去了微笑就像小鳥失去了翅膀飛不上藍天。要知道時間不會因為你不開心就停止不前,生活也不會為了你的悲傷而同情你。為甚麼不讓自己快快樂樂的度過每一天?微笑的面對考驗讓自己更加堅強!

生活就是一面鏡子,你對它笑它也會對你笑。為了自己,微笑吧,放下那些不開心的事。有些事拿得起就該放的下。不要讓自己過得太累,不要背著難過,不要把悲傷壓在肩膀上而變得脆弱。 在家根本不帶面具的我,不需要壓抑自己,想哭就大聲哭吧!然後開心瀟灑面對自己。

有理想遠見是件好事,但是不需要太過擔心未來而忘了珍惜最美好的“當下”。要找回戰勝自己的信心和勇氣,現在要尋找回失去的微笑!


世界為我加油

10.01.2013

Investing in yourself!


"Two roads diverged in a wood, I took the one less traveled by"-Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

It has been almost eight month since I completed my studies in University. While everyone is busy completing their pupillage before being called to the bar, I am still happily having my looooong holidays. Many people do not really understand why I am wasting my time for those "nonsense".

Many wonderful things happen when you initiate. I might be late to be called to the bar, but I want to be proud when I look back when I reach mid-20s in a few years time. All I want is to meet the best people I could meet at a point of time, tried everything that I wanted to try and done the best that I could have done. I have actually spending time to invest in myself in the holidays when I walked away to talk to local kiwi and trying to understand how their life was. Understanding the place is definitely more important than having photos to proof you have set foot there!

Warren Buffet believes that the best investment you can make is to invest in yourself. The more you learn, the more you earn. Find something that you like to do and you will never work a day in your life. Let's start investing in ourselves to figure out what is our true passion and interest.

October, the month of investment and transformation from inner to outer of myself. I will keep you updates about my transformation!

See you readers! 


5.21.2013

Manglish


Malaysia English (or also known as Manglish) is the most interesting product of the multicultural and multiracial country! I'm proud of myself lah.

LOL

5.18.2013

Contentment


What is contentment? It is a state of being satisfied with what you have. I believe that we should bear in mind that there are always room for improvement even we are contended. After having a quality conversation with my friend today, I truly understand why kiwi lifestyle is so much different compared to most of the countries in the world.

We used to live in a place that keep us from content with what we have. Everyone (including myself) has always influenced by surroundings or media to be demanding. For instance, when a girl look like celebrities, specific lifestyles, marry a rich man or earning more money then will make her very happy. What is the problems with us now?

I never seen any youth in kiwiland (so far) using smartphone in comparison with most of my friends in Malaysia. You can see the rich kiwi wearing torn shirts and jeans like a normal people walking around the town, there is not much people carrying branded stuff in contrast with what we normally see in Asean countries. Kiwi (New Zealand people) are contented with what they are having now! It is the main factor that they have a longer lifespan and younger look!

I think the main problem that we are all facing now is lack of self confidence. We often being brainwash in the materialistic world that money can buy happiness. The only method to overcome this problem is to do the human revolution in order to determine what we want in the life despite of other influences. It is important to differentiate what we "want" and what we "need".

Frankly speaking, sometimes I will feel some disappointment after I came to kiwiland for 2 months. Unlike the stable working schedule as I expected, as a result I pokkai. Hahahaha. Then how can I save money to travel and to do the things I want as I imagined? Then we spent rest of our time/holidays rotting in a super small town to waste our working holidays.

BUT wait, I am feeling happy right now although everything is out of my expectation. I never knew that the tiny mini small town that I am currently living is soooo beautiful espcially the wharf and beaches. It is more beautiful than anywhere else that I have visited so far.

Moreover, I had bunch of lovely friends in the small town! A bestie or roomie that we share every moment together. A housemate who share with me many adventure stories. A super duper childish friend that have the power to cheer me up. A teacher that have many insightful thoughts. A blackface that can really smile and sharing his lessons with me. A pair of lovey dovey that can crazy with me. A bro that we can talk everything under the sun. A friend who is really eager to earn money. A bunch of cooking-mates that fattening together. And many kiwi ama/agong to crap and have fun! Look, I am really appreciate and thankful for what I have right now.

Last but not least, I want create value and beautiful memories in my remaining two months in the beautiful kiwiland. Take my time to adventure, explore and discover :)








5.06.2013

马来西亚大选2013

今天早上知道反对党在这届大选输了。一开电脑,Facebook简直被黑暗笼罩,好像earth hour,到底发生了什么事呢?

然后就开始阅读新闻,才发现原来我们大选为全世界表演了精彩的魔术,可以把不可能变成可能!

看到那么多新闻,照片,短片。我很伤心失落,眼泪不禁的掉下。我难过的不是哪一个政党赢了大选,而是我们政府为什么使了那么多肮脏手段呢?我感到无比羞耻。这不只让全世界看不起我们,更重要的是这给了年轻一代的我们一种错误的教育!到底公平正大还能打败势力和黑暗吗?我们可以向谁讨个公道,法庭法官律师真的会维持正义吗?

我看到我们首相发布了"华人海啸"的言论,我的心如刀割。这届大选公正党回教党赢了44个国会议席,火箭党赢了36个议席。这证明了不只是华人希望看到改变,其他友族也想要改变!不是说好了一个大马,1Malaysia,不是说好大家一起和谐生活,不分你我的生活在我最爱的榴莲国土吗?为什么这场大选结果只是"华人"海啸呢?为什么要煽动种族课题呢?我希望这次经验能我们马来西亚人更团结!

我和大家一样都想看到改变,给新政府一个机会,如果做不好下届可以再换,有竞争才有进步嘛!

但我对换政府只抱着49%的期望,为什么呢?因为我身边很多马来同学都非常支持国阵。我们这小部分的中等生活阶级,专业人士当然希望看到改变。但不要忘记还有大部分的乡下的人民根本没机会接触电脑,没机会知道政府做了什么。还有一部分的中上阶级的人靠现在的政府吃饭。不同人有不同的立场,其实我们真的很渺小。但请不要忽视这渺小的力量,只要凝聚起来真的可以变成很强大的海啸!

我知道我们这次改变而换来更肮脏腐败的政府。我知道大家很伤心,但毕竟胜负已经是个事实。我也在被单里窝了超过一小时,我在想我们到底除了在Facebook换黑色的大头像,不停抱怨,还有向联合国请愿,我们还能做什么呢?

1.更强大的反对党

我对政治党派等都一直保持中庸的态度。想要打倒现在的政府就要有很清晰的目标和信念。因为我看到的是一个很脆弱的反对党,还有很多内乱和信仰等问题存在。这是唯一让国阵一直死咬着不放的漏洞。

不要临时抱佛脚。不要等到大选才搞campaign。现在就开始更关心人民,尤其是乡下的朋友们。让他们知道政府做了什么,让他们更了解我们国家!只要证明给人民看到强大的反对党,让我们更有信心成长,必定会有更多其他同胞想要ubah!

2. 国际选举委员会

看到了这次的手段,马来西亚真的需要一个完全不被政府控制的选举委员会!一个第三团体介入!不然我们国家将会变成哈里坡特的hogwarts魔法国界,根本都不需要大选了嘛!唰一下魔棒,又是同一个政府!

3. 我们坚定的信念

我很感动我们这次的大选投票率高达80%!虽然反对党输了,但这已经足足证明了人民的国民意识已经提升。我们已经开始成熟而不被牵着鼻子走。这可是迈向先进国的象征呀!

这次大选也紧紧连着我们改变的决心!看到有些朋友对大马澈底失望,要移民,弃权公民等!醒来吧我亲爱的朋友们,这届大选的成绩并不是结束而是崭新的开始!要知道国家政府是不同的东西!我们的国家是个多么资源丰富,没有天灾的美丽国土。我相信只要我们还呼吸,就有可能换政府改变!

国阵从2003年的198跌到2013的133个议席,所以不要放弃呀!改变并非一朝一夕,印度最伟大的领袖甘地可花了32年才取得独立呀!所以我们都要给大马一个机会改变!在法庭上诉都得花上10年,我们这五年很快就会过去!所以不要再说你要放弃马来西亚公民,移民,不投票,失望绝望等!

只要有改变的信念,我们一定可以给我们下一代更好的榴莲国土!



3.18.2013

New Chapter

I have finally done with law school! A chapter finish and a new chapter begins!

Let me refresh what I have done in four years time.

1.Enshrine Gohonzon
I think this is the greatest thing I want to yell haha! I finally took up faith and courage to do it despite so many challenges. Just do it!

2.Study
No, I did not graduate with a first class degree :( I felt a little bit disappointed. But no worries, I have spent the time to explore and expose to many things other than just studying.

3.Exchange and Travel.
My uni has always filled of fun due to the frequent exchange to other countries such as UK, US, JPN. I love travelling. It can really reflect your character and tell you which path do you want to go in the future.
2009-Japan
2010-Uk,Belgium,Netherlands,Taiwan
2011-Usa, Thailand
2012-Korea
2013-Philippine,NZ
Many more places to explore, I need a good camera.

4.Growth
Yes no doubt I have grown up *physically?* Holy shit haha! I think I have grown up mentally as well. I don't care about the tiny mini things anymore. But, I am still a cry baby, this emotional problems is the big problems that I am trying to encounter. Determination, Focus and Meticulous is my main focus too.

5. Friends
Yes, I truly realized that how important friends are. QUALITY is outweigh QUANTITY for hundred times. Girlfriends,coursemates,golfmates,soka comrades,lecturer and my Family cum best friends. You are the best companion and support! Thank you so much!

6. Inspirational
Dare to Dream! There are so many things we can achieve by merely using our brain. Think about it and do not afraid of anything else. Then chant for it, do your best. I believe the best outcome will approach you naturally. Do not even care about others comments or criticism. Follow your heart if you think it is right. I learnt to put 100% effort in everything I do, however sometimes the "cincai" character can really help to ease your worries and stress. Ultimately, you will realize that your worries is nothing compared to other more important things happened in the world.

7. Vow
I hope to do my human revolution and hence kosen rufu. Read more to share with my blogger. I want to find out who I really are and do what I really excel. I believe practice makes perfect. Expand my potential in each and every beautiful day.

I hope to find a good master in my pupillage that makes me realized who I am, to live my life to the fullest!


Gonna spend few months to widen my horizon, human revolution and have fun!

I'm all ready for New Zealand and it's my resolution to write at least 2 posts per week to share with y'all! Hehe ;)

Can't wait for my new chapter! Bon voyage ;)



2.02.2013

New Zealand Working Holidays 2013/2014


I've always been facinated by the 100% pure New Zealand! Guess what, I have been approved for the NZWH 2013/14 in the second round application! :D And we are going to Auckland next month!


There are so many things to be settled such as accommodation, job seeking etc. So for those who applied the NZWH 2013/14 visa successfully, kindly leave a message here to further discuss our itinerary, trips and problems together in the facebook private group haha!

Let's take many many beautiful pictures together!
I am hoping to write more blog posts about my NZWH too :D

HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!

x

1.25.2013

ROAR~


Forget about all those troublesome things, focus and enjoy in my FINAL exam!

I hope all of you can graduate smoothly and successfully :)

GOOD LUCK!

ROAR LIKE A LION~~

NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO!


1.23.2013

堅強


如果我們註定無法改變這個世界的殘酷,如果我們註定無法遏制生命路途中,將要面對的艱難困苦和逆境厄運,如果我們註定要一個人孤獨的經歷一生的磨難與挫折,那麽就讓我們學會堅強。
   
一個人的路總要自己一個人走,一個人的苦總要自己一個人受,一個人的淚也總要自己一個人流。每個人都是一個獨立的個體,我們不能將這一個獨立的個體徹底的融入另一個個體的靈魂,所以我們必須獨自承受成長的磨礪,所以我們必須學會堅強。

   
第一次摔跤的時候,我們不懂得什麽叫堅強,只知道痛。

當一次次摔倒,又一次次重新站立起來的時候,我們明白了,擦乾眼淚,忘掉疼痛,咬緊牙關挺過去,就是堅強。

堅強是一點點磨練出來的,年輕的時候,我們倔強、輕狂而勇敢,我們敢於向一切未知的東西和舊的習慣勢力挑戰,那不是堅強,而是年少的無知和無畏。

  
當生活的挫折、磨難與壓力一次次將你絆倒,你又一次次站立起來,擦乾眼淚凝望遠方的時候,你的目光中那種堅毅的鎮定裏寫滿的才是堅強。

堅強的背後是血性的剛毅,堅強的背後是壓不曲的脊梁。

堅強的人,淚流乾了依然會挺起堅實的胸膛,堅強的人,血流盡了依然還會有永不改變的信仰。

生活中有太多的荊棘與坎坷,生活中也有著無數的意外與不測,生存本身就是一個巨大的博弈場,我們在博弈中不可能不受傷,也不可能總是風平浪靜,無驚無險。

自然界有適者生存的法則,人類也一樣,唯有堅強才能挺過一個個難關,唯有堅強才能邁過一道道溝坎。

堅強是一種信念,有了這種信念的支撐,我們就有了與命運與厄運抗衡的勇氣。

每個人身上都蘊藏著無盡的潛能,每個人身上也都有著堅強與懦弱的一面,只要我們在面對困難的時候,堅信自己是打不倒的,那麽潛藏在身體內部的堅強的力量便會勃然而發,你也就可以有足夠的信心去迎接挑戰。

堅強是一種智慧,堅強的人懂得生活中沒有一帆風順的成功,沒有盡如人意的一生。同時也沒有邁不過去的溝坎,趟不過去的河流,只有永不退縮,永不妥協,永不輕言放棄的人,才能在黑暗中尋找到黎明的曙光。

生活中的每個人都面臨過挫折、無奈、委屈與病痛,所有的磨難都是生活教會我們堅強與勇敢的手段。

命運從來不會眷顧懦弱與不自信的人,眼淚也不是超脫逆境的武器,唯有堅強才是戰勝困難的法寶。

男人需要學會堅強,堅強的男人才會有信心、有勇氣主宰這個世界。

女人也要學會堅強,堅強的女人才會有能力、有決心主宰自己的命運。

堅強是寒冷孤獨中堅毅的目光;

堅強是疼痛折磨時冷峻的微笑;

堅強是走過荊棘時含在心頭的眼淚;

堅強是面對厄運時不輕言放棄的品質。

堅強的人敢於直面坎坷,從容面對;

堅強的人敢於迎浪而上,自強不息;

堅強的人敢於改變人生,把握命運;

如果鍛煉過的鋼鐵只有淬火以後才會更加堅硬,那麽堅強的心一定也是經歷過種種磨難以後才會更加堅定勇敢。

握著我的手,給你信心,學會堅強,勇敢地去面對所有的挑戰。


1.21.2013

A Blessing or a Lesson



“We met for a reason, either you’re a blessing or a lesson.” – Frank Ocean
I honestly believe that every person we meet in this world is here to stay in our lives forever at some capacity or to stay there long enough to teach us something about life and ourselves and then go away. I keep a journal next to my bed titled, “What did you teach me?”  Those persons that come into my life and then end up leaving get sections in this journal. I try not to get sad about them leaving, instead I try to figure out why they were ever there to begin with and record what they taught me. It helps me to become more self aware and to grow; many times preventing repeat events from happening in my future.

1.19.2013

Le Finale!


Oh yes, it was an amazing night!


I thought most of them can't make it due to the presentation and assignments, but I am so grateful that everything turns well :)


I choose 99* Garden at Jaya 99 prudential building because I like the conducive environment. Also, the boss are willing to provide the whole area for us that night!!


This is a night where every different "gang" are mixing together irrespective of races and language and lecturer or student!


 Laugh.Fun.Joy.Love


3 mustakers of da class!


Muar Price and Segamat Princess

Party Rocks to the max!! Professor and lecturers dancing gangnam style happily!








After 4 years of training and polishing, the diamond-like potential that embedded inside our heart has 

finally revealed! The bling bling night has made everyone of you stunning, magnificent & flashy!

Love you guys, the night won't be young without you 

xx
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