Saturday, November 26, 2011

I've passed my CFM....!!! Wooohooo...!!!

Found out today at college that I've passed my Corporate Financial Management paper.....!!!

Can't believe it..!!! It's time for celebration....!!!

And I wasn't the weakest in the class... :)))

Why am I so overly happy about this? Here, check this out - Five facts about me.


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Adjustment mode


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Slowing down to smell the roses

Just submitted my ODC assignments online, yiiippiieeee.....!!!


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Creative problem solving

I was having problem working on my assignments the past 2 weeks. The assignment questions look easy enough even for my nieces to tackle, but we all know, it's not the surface level that the lecturers want. It is much much more than that, and those requires endless reading, thinking and questioning.

Recent unforeseen circumstances and travelling on my part got into the flow of activities and thoughts, hence, I was struggling even with the most basic question.

It was something that I couldn't accept myself. So I tried various methods to get my thinking going.

My niece the Tomato Head suggested that I try putting on some soft background music to stimulate the other side of my brain so that I do not feel bored when reading. It is something that I have never done before, but because I was desperate, I gave it a try. Half way through it I started to wonder if I was reading or listening to the music. It takes time to get used to, she said, something that I knew is a fact. Either that, or I was putting on the wrong music, coz according to expert, it has to be music without lyrics and I was tuned in to either MixFM or MyFM.

Anyhow, I was on the treadmill a this morning, listening to MixFM, enjoying both activities, when my mind drifted back to the assignment questions, and bingo! Within minutes, I saw the answers right before my eyes!

Which got me thinking, when we are doing something that we like or enjoy, and if we spent a few minutes just going through some problems that we have been having, the creative mind will tend to kick-in, looking for solutions the easy, lazy and fastest way, and it could be the most effective or efficient way. Right at that moment, I saw the answers straight through all the other information clutter in my mind.

You don't need to see all the answers at that moment, you just need an indication of how it could be solved, and then one thing will lead to another.

What a breakthrough...!!


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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gone shopping with my besties

Need a break....! Be right back...!


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Friday, November 11, 2011

There's a hero

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There's a hero,
If you look inside your heart,
You don't have to be afraid of what you are,
There's an answer,
If you reach into your soul,
And the sorrow that you know will melt away.

And then a hero comes along,
With the strenght to carry on,
And you cast your fears aside and you know you can survive,
So when you feel like hope is gone,
Look inside you and be strong,
And you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in you.

It's a long road,
When you face the world alone,
No one reaches out a hand for you to hold,
You can find love,
If you search within yourself,
And the emptiness you felt will disappear.


Lord knows,
Dreams are hard to follow,
But don't let anyone tear them away,
Hold on,
There will be tomorrow,
In time you'll find the way.


That a hero lies in.....you______
Ooohh that a hero lies in.....

What a powerful and inspiring song!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Hitting the treadmill in a moment

Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness - Edward Stanley

There are really only two requirements when it comes to exercise. One is that you do it. The other is that you continue to do it. (Quote taken from here)

The Greeks understood that mind and body must develop in harmounious proportions to produce a creative intelligence. And so did the most brilliant intelligence of our earliest days - Thomas Jefferson - when he said, not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise. If the man who wrote the Decleration of Independence, was Secretary of State, and twice President, could give it two hours, our children can give it ten or fifteen minutes.
John F Kennedy (Quote taken from here)


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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Four down, 6 more to go!

Took my ODC exam today, yiipppiieeeee....!!!

That's the end of my fourth module. Pheeeewwh.......!!! What a crazy past 6 weeks I had, I tell ya! Crazeee.....!

Next module, Strategic Management starting next Saturday.

Now to go freak out!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Study mode. Do not disturb

                                     Picture taken from InMagine

1) I am hungry and I crave for a cup of good hot chocolate.
2) I can't open my eyes, and I don't know what I've been reading the past 1 hour or so  -.-
3) I think I've left my mind in Vietnam still, it has not reached home yet. Come back, come back..!!
4) I'm not even sure if I am making sense of what I'm tryiping here. Sorry, I mean typing


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