that I’m ever so thankful for all the good things that happened to me, and also the not-so-good things because they helped me build up my character to a different level and make me a stronger person. I thank the Lord for always watching over me and for lighting up the path for me to walk on, for opening my heart and be forgiving to myself and to others, for the love He has shown me and for holding my hand and guiding me when I’m lost.
There are many things in life when one could wish he or she could have everything in this world. Everyone always dream and wish for great things and things beyond their reach but one would has failed to ask themself “what did I do to deserve this?”. People will always seek for the easiet route to success, be it in their job or personal life and in reality, there’s in no short cuts to success. (unless you’re someone born with a silver spoon in your mouth or you’ve striked a $2million Big Sweep)
So, what I want to say is one always has to work hard and smart to achieve what they want in life (I mean in a legal way). Dreaming is everyone’sfavorite past time and when you have enough of that, please wake up and start making a difference in your life. I wasn’t born poor nor was I well-endowed. What I can say is that I had a great childhood and a comfortable life with both my parents. I was never deprived of anything nor was I being spoilt with everything. I’m so thankful I was brought up in best way my folks can do within their abilities. They clothed me, sheltered me and showered me with unconditional love. (and thanks Mum for tolerating my obsession in catching “longkang fish” when I was in school!! lol…….lol……… “Longkang” means drain)
And what I’m most thankful to them is how well they’ve moulded me into a well-mannered person with a sense of pride and belonging. They’ve build a great sense of responsibility in me and always remind me never to take people or things for granted.
So, whatever I am today, I have my parents, the hub, my son and the people around me to thank for making me who I am today.
Sometimes I’m quite appalled with the people I’ve met or seen, who have absolutely no idea at all what respect means. Simple tasks like greetings, listening and saying thank you are missing in the societies today. Being disrespectful is something I have very low tolerance with and I could just simply ignore people like that and say “Pity them, their folks never raised them up properly”. I always believe the behavior of a person portrays how the person is being raised and moulded and the family background of the person (in terms of mannerism). So, it is the responsibility of a parent, like myself to instill good mannerism and behavior in our children from a very young age, not when they are already in the ripe age of becoming a parent themselves.
I’m not here to preach about how one should behave but just to state the fact that one will not go far with bad behavior and mannerism.
And I feel sad and disappointed when I can’t explain to Ethan why people ignore him when he said hello to someone in the elevator or when he said thank you to someone, there is simply no reply of “you’re most welcome” or when he tries to befriend someone in the playground, he was told to “go away”.
What has become of the society these days?
Anyway, enough has been said. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Sharon for this wonderful invitation! I’m so thankful for this opportunity and looking forward to be back home for a couple of days visit. This is going to be quite a good experience for me, especially venturing out of Singapore for a teaching stint. Never in my mind that one day I’ll be asked to teach but this day has come and I’m certainly thrilled about it! I’m definitely excited to meet the people back home again and I know I’m going to have a great time. 🙂
Thank you very much to those of you who have left me some love. I appreciate you taking time to pop in here.
Til then, have a great evening!