Saturday, January 21, 2006

Birthday night @ up lounge

Jen, Janette, Francois, me, Ryan, Carina, Christina
Originally uploaded by Toad Lily.

I am used to low-key bday, want to kick off new tradition this year- birthdays should be loud and upbeat, lots of food and company. Mission achieved this year. Me and the crew @ up lounge. Thanks to everyone who could make it out last night.

Rock on!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Powerful thoughts from Dr. Phil

Life Law #6: There is no reality, only perception.
Strategy: Identify the filters through which you view the world. Acknowledge your history without being controlled by it.

You know and experience this world only through the perceptions that you create. You have the ability to choose how you perceive any event in your life, and you exercise this power of choice in every circumstance, every day of your life. No matter what the situation, you choose your reaction, assigning meaning and value to an event.

We all view the world through individual filters, which influence the interpretations we give events, how we respond, and how we are responded to. Be aware of the factors that influence the way you see the world, so you can compensate for them and react against them. If you continue to view the world through a filter created by past events, then you are allowing your past to control and dictate both your present and your future.

Filters are made up of fixed beliefs, negative ideas that have become entrenched in your thinking. They are dangerous because if you treat them as fact, you will not seek, receive or process new information, which undermines your plans for change. If you "shake up" your belief system by challenging these views and testing their validity, the freshness of your perspective can be startling.

From his website, it's quite an empowering thought. When this life strategy is applied, there really isn't much is impossible.

Enlightenment of the day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tentative wishlist for 2006

Wow another year... time for the list again.
Well let see there are few stables already on my before 30 one. I will just consolidate all and see what I have here:

• go to Europe
• drive a convertible
• have a puppy
• be comfortable in my own skin

Carried forwarded from last year's resolution:

• learn 1 new sport per year
• go to a new place never been per year

Hope I can check off most for this year.