Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

ROSE...a story from my Grandniece WenYi

ROSE...a story recieve from my Grandniece WenYi

The first day of school our professor introduced himself
and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know.
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.
I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, 'Hi handsome.. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old.
Can I give you a hug?'
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, 'Of course you may!'
and she gave me a giant squeeze.

'Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?' I asked..
She jokingly replied, 'I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married,
and have a couple of kids....'
'No seriously,' I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her
to be taking on this challenge at her age.
'I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!'
she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a
chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months we would leave class together and talk non stop.
I was always mesmerized listening to this 'time machine' as she shared
her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily
made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she revelled
in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students.
She was living it up.... At the end of the semester we invited Rose
to speak at our football banquet.
I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up
to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech,
she dropped her note cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little
embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said,
'I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whisky is
killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order
so let me just tell you what I know.'

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began,
'We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we
stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy,
and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.
You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even
know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do
one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.
If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do
anything I will turn eighty-eight.
Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability.
The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did,
but rather for things we did not do.
The only people who fear death are those with regrets.'

She concluded her speech by courageously singing 'The Rose.'
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those
years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute
to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late
to be all you can possibly be.

When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice
to your friends and family, they'll really enjoy it!
These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.


We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hari Malaysia!

Today 16th September 2008, Hari Malaysia,
Let us agree that…
There are thirteen states, and only one Malaysia
There are many parties, but we are one nation
While we may differ, we are not enemies
We can be critical, but not offensive
We shall seek and embrace truth, and reject deceit
We shall not take sides based on partisan views
Because wrong is wrong and right is right,
no matter who does it
Let us all oppose corruption, racism and bigotry
Unite for one future,
free from sleaze, discrimination and poverty;
Multiplicity is God’s creation; let us replace race with Unity
Let us see Unity in diversity, and learn to love all, because
When we dislike the other, we dislike part of God’s design,
We are One
We may greet each other in different ways,
what we are all trying to say is:
I am pleased to meet you, my brother, my sister Malaysians
For there are
Many lamps, One Light
Many hearts, One Spirit
Many prayers, One God
Many Colors, One Race.
Have a meaningful Hari Malaysia
Let us add value,
Anas Zubedy

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I believe!

I believe .....
That just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I believe .....
That we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I believe .....
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe .....
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I believe .....
That you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I believe .....
That it's taking me a long time to
become the person I want to be.

I believe .....
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I believe .....
That you can keep going long
after you think you can't.

I believe .....
That we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I believe .....
That either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I believe .....
That heroes are the people who do
what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I believe .....
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe .....
That my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I believe .....
That sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe .....
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I believe .....
That maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe .....
That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe .....
That no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe .....
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe .....
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life Forever.

I believe ......
Two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I Believe .....
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

I believe .....
That even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you -
you will find the strength to help.

I believe .....
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I believe .....
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe .....
That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in.
I just did.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything they have.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008