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Oct 7, 2011

Thoughts on the way to New York City

This is gonna be my first ever post written on a bus.

After 2 hectic weeks with 4 exams, finally I can get a grasp of fresh air and getaway to New York City.

Outside, the beautiful sunset turns the sky into a glowing orange colored picture. It is spectacular.

I am taking Bolt Bus (bus version for Air Asia) and it costs me $40 ($27 + $13) for a round trip. The price is pretty cheap and if I were to buy It 2 weeks earlier it would cost even cheaper. It takes 4.5 hour to reach New York from Washington DC – the journey is just like travelling from Penang to Kuala Lumpur. The only difference is I enjoy the ride a lot as Bolt Bus provides free Wi-Fi and power plug.

Death is life best invention” – posted by Heng How on his Facebook is my favorite status of the day. Steve Jobs left an indelible mark in the world of consumer electronics and at the same time putting me into lots of thoughts. Last time in year 2008, it was Uncle Choo’s death which changed my perception towards “life”.

“Life is only once, live without regret” is the principal I have been upholding strongly. Of course, as a human being, there are times I question about myself and uncertain of tomorrow. But life is a strange thing, life itself is already a miracle – what we need to do is make a wish and believe in it.

The journey from DC to NYC is just like Penang - KL. Difference is I can online all they way  on lappie

Recalling back the first day I entered university and all circumstances that took place subsequently, they did not just happen – it was all well plotted in an unconscious way. Everything happened to us was shaped by our belief and action. Most importantly, every dot counts and at the end of the day – all will be connected. Amazing, isn’t? Hometown friends, new friends made at KMPP, USM, AIESEC, events that I took part all are interconnected in different ways.

I told myself on the first day stepping into USM:” Hey, I must go exchange to overseas at least for a semester to learn and see different things!” Now, I’m here at USA for Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. I think I am lucky and feel very grateful to be here.

It’s been 6 weeks since I left Malaysia – and until now I have not met any other Malaysian here at my area. Yes there are many Malaysians at DC but we are yet to meet.

This experiment is totally something new to me but I find it to be challengingly fun.

I am meeting new people, learning different cultures and seeing the beautiful city every day. Besides, I am learning to know myself more – and keep asking what I really want to do in this life.

If you check my Facebook profile or blog introduction you might get some ideas. But I am still looking and still asking.

Sorry if you think it’s too philosophical – it is just some thoughts on the journey to Big Apple.

Oct 7, 2011


Jun 29, 2011

How to ask the right question? Talk to your heart in a better way?

I’ve bought this book,  like 2 years ago, what Anthony Robbins writes inside never fails to impress me.

Reading Chapter 8 moments earlier has broaden my perspective and would like to share here with you.

Many often we are not satisfied on current life, feel unhappy, emotionally unstable and having relationships problemshave you ever thought this is because we ask the wrong questions?



If we want to change the quality of our lives, we should change our habitual questions.

We need to realize, what we do mostly day in and day out, is ask and answer questions.

Remember, ask and you shall receive. If you ask a terrible question, you’ll get a terrible answer.

So if you ask, “Why can’t I ever succeed?”, it will tell you, “Because you’re stupid,” or “Because you don’t deserve to do well”

But if you try to ask, “How can I succeed?”“What I can do to succeed?”; the outcome will be totally different.

Questions determine everything you do in life, from your abilities to your relationships to your income.

For example, many people fail to commit in relationships simply because they keep asking questions that create doubt: “What if there’s somebody better out there? What if I commit myself now and miss out?”

What terribly disempowering question!

Sometimes these same people destroy the relationships with more horrible questions: “How come you always do this to me?” “Why don’t you appreciate me?” “What if I were to leave right now – how would that make you feel?”

Compare this with:-

“How did I get so lucky to have you in my life?” “What do I love most about my husband/wife? How much better will our lives be as a result of our relationships?”

Same goes to persons who ain’t doing well financially.

They ask questions like “What toys do I want right now? instead of “What plan do I need in order to achieve my ultimate financial goal?

The questions you ask will determine where you focus, how you think, how you feel, and what you do.

This shapes your destiny.

And we can actually change how we feel in an instant, just by changing our focus!

Stop asking “How come I’m so depressed?” or “Why doesn’t anybody like me?” as you will focus on and look for references to back up the idea that there is a reason to feel unloved or sad.

Try something like this, ask yourself “What are my most happy memories?” or “What’s really great in my life right now?”.

You’ll not only feel better but be able to contribute more to those around you!

If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason:

It’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good.

And if you’re feeling good, you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on!

So, start asking empowering question to yourself right now.

Every morning when you wake up, ask some of these questions:

1. What am I happy in my life now?

2. What am I excited in my life now?

3. What am I proud in my life now?

4. What am I grateful in my life now?

5. What am I enjoying most in my life now?

6. What am I committed to in my life right now?

7. Who I love? Who loves me?

In the evening, ask the 3 questions:

1. What have I given today?

2. What did I learn today?

3. How has today added to the quality of my life or how can I use today as an investment in my future?


“Some men see things as they are, and say,”Why?”

I dream of things that never were, and say,”Why not?”     – George Bernard Shaw


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