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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Guide to a better life

This was shared by a friend with me, I thought of sharing it here.

This is amazing, Randy Pausch 47 yrs old, A computer Sc. lecturer from Mellon Universityhe died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind…
In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow.
May you be blessed by his insight.


1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don't over do; keep your limits
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.

While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you school with, people you play with, people you work with and people you live with.

Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Orchid Collection from Genting

On the way down from Genting there is a Mushroom Farm. The following Orchids are obtained from there:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Article on Trading and Investment

This is a snippet from the following url which I thought may be useful for those dealing with Stock Market.  The summary of the article is as follow:


  1. Do not wait for a reason for price movement.
  2. Do not trade when conditions are not favorable.
  3. Do not blame the market.
  4. Learn from losses.
  5. Find the path of least resistance
  6. Lose small and win big
  7. Be patient and sit tight through the bull run.
  8. Do not try to pick market top and bottom
  9. Average up not down.
  10. Do not have a position too large for your psychology
  11. Reverse your instincts.
  12. You cannot beat the market.
  13. Do not focus on how much money you are going to make.
  14. Do not listen to others.
  15. Do not trade the market to clear your debts.
  16. Know yourself
  17. Booms and bust will always happen because human nature does not change
  18. Sell after a reaction
  19. Do not follow or give tips
  20. Learn how to diagnose the market
  1. Find an appropriate time to unload a large position.
  2. Make a stock active during the bull run.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010