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Unavoidable Injuries

June 22nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

~ Inspiration from
Title: Cuo Dian Yuan Yang, 错点鸳鸯·戏点鸳鸯 – Ep 1
Genre: Costume Drama
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Results VS. Process

June 10th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Process Vs Results~ Inspiration from
Title: Wudang Rules, 潮拜武當 – Ep 10
Genre: Modern Drama, Martial arts, Action
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WudangRules2015TVB.jpg Although most of the things we hear or see has already been expressed one way or the other, I found this scene very potent. It’s smacked me in the face and connected the dots for me in many places. My everyday matters are slightly lighter and more enjoyable.

I was curious about the girl for her stern personality, her response to betrayal resulting in distrust and determination to make it on her own, her rough relationship with her mother, and especially her emotional flare ups. I see lot of myself in her boiling emotions. I wondered how her character would develop and grow out of it. When her Si Suk gave her a talk, I had my ears perked up, these are usually the obvious parts where wise wisdom are given by kung fu masters.

As a logical person, winning or loosing didn’t matter much, we will always win some and loose some. I am not aggressive. I do not pursue great things, career, a huge amounts of money or anything that takes a whole lot of work. I am lazy.  I don’t like to fight. I dislike conflicts.

I thought I didn’t care much about “winning”. What I didn’t realize was I actually did put a huge anchor on the things that really mattered to me. I deeply cared and felt insecure about family, friends, starting my own family and stability. I saw my stubbornness when it came to these subjects. Up to this point, no matter how hard I tried not to think this way,  I still think none of what I care about has a light at the end of the tunnel. I get confused, frustrated, question my worthiness, blame myself for being incapable of changing the situations.

I am sure most of us goes through these stages and realize not all things, lives are equal. Instead of being miserable, how do we move on from this hell? How do we make life happy and fulfilling again? I felt my questions were answer here in this scene. “Be exquisite about the process”, and , “entirely receive the joy brought to you by the process”.  It sounds so simple, beautiful and peaceful. No guilt, no shame, no disappointments, just pure concentration and focus with good intent on what you are doing. Life should be this simple.

In other words, be tedious and serious about what you’re doing but relax and enjoy what it  has to offer. DON’T FOCUS ON WINNING (succeeding). In fact everyone’s success is different. You will probably get more of what you want, more often, when you truly enjoy what you are doing. As long as you’re happy, it’s a win, win situation.

Grateful to God for this inspiration. Thank you.

Legs vs Heart

January 18th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink


“How far a person can go in a lifetime is not up to one’s legs but up to one’s heart.”
~ Inspiration from
Title: Sound of the Desert, 風中奇緣
Genre: Period drama, romance

This quote is a great reminder that external things are not the barriers to our success. Although we are much more fortunate then the crippled character in this drama we often have many hidden physical and mental weaknesses not far from him. We can take the advice from the girl above and learn to use our hearts desire and passion to overcome them. Believe and keep on believing in ourselves in order to reach our goals.

Life is full of hope

July 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink


有最壞打算並非不好, 但人生應該充滿希望
Having a plan for the worst is not bad, but life should be full of hope

~ Inspiration from
Title: The Ultimate Addiction, 點金勝手 – Ep 22
Genre: Drama

Sometimes we are so wrapped up in our efforts to prevent the worst things from happening in our lives we tend to picture life in the worst possible way. A plan can help prevent and ease some bad situation but a plan is only a plan.

Your worst scenarios:

  • May be just as bad as we imagined it.
  • May not be as bad as we imagined it.
  • May never happen.

These are only a few possibilities. Anticipate the worst and  hope for the best. Best things or worst things will happen to those who believe. Which would you rather believe and chase after?

This quote is a major reminder for me to focus on the better side of life. I live with a “plan for the worst” in mind but desperately hope for the better. This conflict between lack of faith and wanting to have faith kept me from truly having peace and happiness. Once in a while quotes like this one builds me up and keep me back on track. I am grateful for its existence.

It’s never too late

June 24th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

As long as you’re willing to change, never suspect it to be too late.

~ Inspiration from
Title: Incisive Great Teacher, 犀利仁师 – Ep 12
Genre: Period drama, romance, school, comedy

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