At first, I plan to wait till I have enough time, to reflect, to rephrase, and to rememorize the whole process; however, now I realized, that point will never be reached. I keep rushing from assignment to assignment, and if I do not break the routine, life will just continue like an infinite loop. Therefore tonight, 26th Jan 2011, a Wednesday, I would like to recap big events for me in Dec and Jan. They are rather dramatic. The whole story might answer where my pain comes from and why I eagerly start this blog.
Before beginning, I would like to ask whoever read through this article help me with my language. Leave the correction as a comment or drop me a message. Vielen Danke!
INKling—Inspiring Non-forgetting kaleidoscope
The INK conference, in association with TED, is an inspiring experience for me. I could see how my life has been unfolded, my horizon has been broadened and my heart begins to dream for a higher, greater and prettier world.
It was Dec 9 to 12, in Lavasa, India. This was my first oversea trip after I came to Singapore, and India is the third country I have ever visited.
It is amazing. Simply like that.
I have never dreamed of attending such interesting event. TED, stand for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Those are exactly the fields people have enthusiasm in. Or at least I do. Ideas were sparkling in the air, interfering with my mind wave and awaken the slumbered desire to search for truth and create beauty.
From the director of avatar, James Cameron, to local entrepreneur, the speakers injected memorable views and experience to audiences. A comprehensive recording will take me too long, nevertheless I still bring the conference booklet with me sometimes. Reviewing the bio or topic of speakers always give me the strength to persist on. The story of anti-women trafficking, the adventure of rescuing an Korean girl to American, the 3-D printer, happiness, sexy design, the singular holy consciousness. It really does not matter which background you come from, amount of you wealth or education level, but your soul and willingness to make a difference.
Apart from the speakers, I was fortunate enough to stay with Min Xuan for more than 5 days. I had met her once before the trip to India, but only after the trip have I understood more about this wonderful lady. She is focusing on her company PlayMoolah, an inspiring idea. PlayMoolah aim to change the behavior of parent by changing their kids, and therefore address the problem in US financial literacy education. I was overwhelmed by her heart light smile, intelligent conversation and sense of arts. During the 5 days, I secretly set her as my model, who is mature, determined, capable to think, talk and create; more importantly she has a noble soul that care and keep seeking.
After InK in Lavasa, Min, Eddie and me had a wonderful trip in Mumbai. I am comfortable with Singaporeans actually. I do not feel there are really barriers to get along with non-Chinese nationality people. A friend indeed is precious, but a friend in general is always easy to make and nice to have.
Early in Jan, I received the parcel from Deepak, one of the speakers from INK, New York Time #1 bestselling author. He sent me 6 books on different spiritual leaders and relationship among body, mind and conscious. I opened the yellow parcel with Joy. What an unexpected New Year gift!
As for rives, Eddie teased me at the last meet-up session. ‘Romance is nothing about past and nothing about future, but head long in this moment’. His belief taught me to enjoy the ‘present’ at least. And I love his poem Jesse. It is a twist of fact and hoax, shows his naughty character well.
INK, it is just a starting.
One day before I went India for INK, I accept Christ. After a conversation last for a whole afternoon with Melvin, I finally made a clear statement for my religion.
I plan to keep on bible study, might post related material in the future.
T/A of TR3002
I am a first year NUS student. I am a fresh NUS stuff. Encouraged by Alvin, I asked Douglas whether I could get hand on some simple work. And Prof. Douglas is indeed generous enough to pass me a job of teaching assistant. Well I know I could not achieve this without the help of Alvin. Sometimes I just feel grateful that God is too good for me. And I doubt whether I worth his blessing.
Maybe the best answer to God, to people who helped and to myself is work harder and get the job done well.
SOC interschool IT case competition.
One day before the competition, I summarized and updated my linkedIn. I saw most of my honors are achieved before 2006, when I was paid well attention of, by my dear mum. My story from 17 to 20 is a bit massy. Yep, a bit. Fortunately, I am not destroyed by the pain; I think I am much stronger than 3 years before. And 20 years old is a good time to re-gain my glory. Out of a gut feeling, I wrote down: I think I need to win myself something recently. And two days after that, I came back with the prize of Champion. Through the process, I saw my weakness more than my strength. Thanks to Bryan and Randy, two of my wonderful teammates. I seriously want to break my barrier, that why I start blogging. If you are not fluent with a language, you just look like a nut. Have been through all those activities, I feel the urgency to practice English writing. Hopefully one day I could master writing and composite more complex syntax.
I start this on 26th Jan, but today is already 4th Feb. My feeling has changed during this week. I might continue in another blog post.