there can’t be a better time for me to read this short story below.


A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you..”

The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a SEED today – one very special SEED… I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO.”

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.

Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn’t have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by — still nothing in Jim’s pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn’t say anything to his colleagues, however.

He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil – He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.

Jim told his wife that he wasn’t going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful — in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. “My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown,” said the CEO. “Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!”

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, “The CEO knows I’m a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!”

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed – Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, “Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!

His name is Jim!” Jim couldn’t believe it. Jim couldn’t even grow his seed.

“How could he be the new CEO?” the others said.

Then the CEO said, “One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!”

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
* If you plant faith in God, you will reap a harvest

So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

“Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back”

I think I am going to make some changes in life.

The past many weeks have been hectic, and these coming weeks doesn’t seems to be getting better. There’s something not right, and now, it’s really about identifying what’s not and making them good.

just having too many random thoughts going through my tiny little mind.

I am backed! Hahaha but mostly cause I am very annoyed with what I just read and what I know that group is trying to campaign for.

Thou should not link. But if you want to know more you can copy and paste the link below.

On privilege: Saying the unsaid behind Schooling’s historic victory

Seriously! We have entered a generation where discussion of achievement is no longer about the hard work one have put in. The number of sacrifices one have to give up for. their discipline to make things happen etc. it’s about having a privileged background. Now, what kind of rubbish generation are we getting ourself into?

I can’t pinpoint exactly when but it’s definitely some point in my poly days, when I made this realisation, that if I want to be somebody and if I want to achieve something, nothing is going to stop me. The lack of this and that are all just excuses we give ourself for an easy way out. I am not an Olympics gold medalist because my parents are not rich enough to support my 1.5 million dollars training fees is probably the biggest bullshit that can come out of anyone mouth. But sadly, we hear things like this on a day to day basis. With blogs and media (social or mainstream), making it ok to believe that your failure is because of the lack of support and not because you want it enough.

There’s this video about success which continues to inspire me, which continue to remind me that I am lazy and just making excuses for myself whenever things don’t work out my way. And the narrative goes something like this. A disciple approaches a master and say that he wants to be very successful. The master asks the disciple to meet him at the beach the next day. Come that day, the master hold and hand of his disciple and the walked into the open sea. They kept walking until waves are splashing into their faces, and that’s when the master forced the disciple head into the water and held it there. The disciple obviously confused struggle and eventually forced his way out of the master’s grip. He ran all the way back to shore, frustrated and angry. He shouted very fiercely at the master that he was only seeking for advise from the master on how to become successful. What was that for?

The master questioned back. When you were under water and gasping for air, what were your first thoughts? To grasp for air to survive? The disciple nodded. The master continue, were you trying everything to break free of my grasp to get back ashore? The disciple nodded.

Then the master said. Now young man, if you want to be successful in anything like how you wanted to get out of my grasp, how you wanted to break free for air, for everything you do. You will turn out to be one fine man. definitely.

So what have all these got to do with privileges? Well to begin with privileges don’t just pop out from nowhere. Someone have to do all the hard work! A son of the first emperor wouldn’t have become the son of the first emperor if his father did not fight and won all the battles he fought. It’s really as simple as that. And when you ask questions like this, I am not from the rich family, how you expect me to do this? Ask yourself this question instead.

how can I make sure my descendants get to enjoy the privileges I did not. or how can my descendants do better with the little nudge you prepare for them.

and so really. this is the biggest bullshit in our society today. Yes, the black maybe underprivileged in Americans, and they may still be. But if not for people like Martin Luther King Jr., will you still be discussing about privileges? If not for people like Mahatma Gandhi who “fought” for his nation, where will India be today?

Let’s face it people. The world is never fair. And when you become rich and powerful, don’t be a hypocrite, please distribute your well to the poor. You don’t need a yacht or private jet. You don’t need first class treatments or that big fancy house. Sadly, this is the hard truth which this privileged generation refuse to accept.

Alright, all rants and no fun make me a horrible boy. That’s all for today! I should come in for more beautiful things more often. Sometimes the fingers are just so lazy to even type. But well, some bullshit need to be set straight!


well pretty much sum up the best trip in a very very long time!

was just looking through my trip list.
been to sydney, beijing, taipei, surabaya, athens, surabaya, surabaya, hanoi, budapest, and finally kalibo in the last 30 months.
mostly for work. and nothing can beats this vacation to boracay. indeed the best few days i have for a really long while.

there’s 2 worlds on the tiny island of boracay.
the real one, and what’s build on it. and really sadly, the people there cannot afford what’s build there on their own island.

if you ask me comparatively, i will say that it’s a place worse than surabaya but prettier than athens and budapest combined. yup, it’s weird.
there’s some places i would love to go back again, and i would say boracay is now included in the list, after athens and budapest. although now i am not too sure about athens thou. hahaha

that aside, the last 18 months was really quite something. almost couldn’t believe the help and support i have received through this time.
what i can’t believe even more is how lucky i am along this time as i see more doors opening up. and then you start to realise actually all those doors have been there all the while. it’s really a matter of all the hard work of getting to that door and opening them. i really couldn’t express how grateful i am to all these doors i have today, and it really does bring many different perspective to me about life, love and finance. yup, really, through out of journey here on earth, this are the 3 things we are in a constant pursue for, somehow happiness fits in rather than been a pursue in life.

i am beginning to talk crap now. alright alright, i am backed to reality, and back to work! gosh! i spent the whole of today clearing emails, and i am not done yet!!!!

not exactly in the right mood set for work today. so how the heart is not around here today. so how, i want to go out to play.

truth is, such mood set will always come every once in a while. no one say good things is going to come easy.
well, i hit it late, and by all benchmark, very late, but i am really grateful i finally found the mark. to have something you know will work for as long as you keep working on it.

i am really looking forward to retiring in a few years.
not a full retirement, but well, like maybe 3 hours work every few days? that would be really nice.

for now, back to work for another hour before heading back home to rest, and the cycle continue.
it’s going to be a mad week. too many thing is going to happen, i know, all at the same time.

a bit late, but better than never, it’s still January anw! plus this year, we got 366 days to play with.

2015 was horrible! but thankfully, many good things happened and few things started flowing smooth. really grateful that 2015 eventually ended on a pretty good note. honestly, there’s nothing much in 2015 to share. hahaha it sounds really sad, but probably also because i am looking forward to 2016 and is already really excited about what’s to happen.

2016 started great! and really, everyday it’s just getting better. i vow to make right all i failed in 2015, and really, to make the hell of a fantastic year out of it.

actually i got nothing much to write. brain is just filled with all the datelines and stuff. but this quote inspired me to at least type something down, and so here it goes.

“Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.”
– Vaclav Havel

traffic police or LTA, whoever those jokers are just installed hazard lights on the signage that says “Speed Camera Ahead”.
on top of that, they have painted the road with huge ass dangerously slippery “90” on every lane!

now, i believe this “initiative” to install hazard light is spearheaded by the Traffic Police Commissioner Sam Tee.
this is the same dude who says on air “That’s not an offence. The offence happens when the vehicle is in motion.”, when asked “If you’re stuck at a traffic light, red light, cars are not moving, and I pick up my phone and I answer a WhatsApp message, is that an offence?” by Muttons on Class 95.

let’s just put aside the point that it’s dangerous to be distracted when you are in your vehicle in on the road with its engine and look at the bloody stupid hazard lights, and bloody dangerously slippery huge ass redundant floor paint.
this commissioner really believe in deterrence and that it is his responsibility to do everything to make sure lesser driver are caught speeding so that he can present a lowest speeding tickets issued commissioner. the truth is, the problem of speeding and dangerous driving while speeding is not solved or deterred. it’s just moved to some where else.

honestly, i can catch the camera flashing light at least 10 times every week. i ride pass 2 speed camera twice a day, so that’s 4×7=28 times a week. and 10 is like a good 35%, and hey, i am at the area for a mere 10 seconds each time. so i can really imagine the number of speeding tickets really issued. but putting hazard lights at these signage is not the right thing to do at all. if people are speeding, they are speeding and ignoring all signages, they deserved to be fine and have their points deducted, period!

this TP is messed up. totally messed up. well, i just wasted 10 minutes of my time writing about how messed up TP is, and hey, i am definitely writing into TP to find out why they installed the hazard lights. really. ridiculous. you don’t make the road safer by telling people you are checking their speed. spare the rod, spoilt the child. you make the road safer by letting those reckless know that there are consequences, serious consequences.

now, on the very same note since it’s GE. i wanted to discuss as little politics as i can online, cause the world is filled with way too many trolls.

ok, so you see, we know the opposition sucks! but hey, we don’t want the PAP to get too good a mandate to make sure they are constantly on their toes. so we either don’t vote for PAP, we vote for the opposition or we spoil our vote. then i realise, we need to be voting for PAP. because every single vote the opposition gets, no matter how lousy and shitty and full of crap they are, they get this impression that people ARE voting for them!!!
and so imagine this, if PAP gets 99% of the votes (never going to happen thou), only then the opposition who contested there will know that, hey, i am really rubbish, i need to do something about this. then and only then will we get quality opposition! because only then are these oppositions not cowardies crap, but real people who know that they are not opposition for the sake of doing so, but make sure that the life of their residents get better, and that singapore grow.
bottomline, i decided, although the PAP in my constituency sucks, or rather, the PAP dude taking care of my town in the big GRC sucks, PAP you got my vote. simply because the opposition is worse. way worse, and i want my 1 vote to send the message that, opposition, if you ever want my vote again, improve and come ready.