Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Random Pictures

Canon PowerShot A720

Haha.. finally a camera to play around with...

Below are just some random pictures taken from my first few attempts with this new camera..

Still got a lot to learn

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


An American consultant was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow-fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, "Only a little while."

The American then asked, "Why don't you stay out longer and catch more fish?

The Mexican said, "Well, I catch enough to feed my family."

The American then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, senor."

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard graduate and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will this all take?"

To which the American replied, "15-20 years."

"But what then, senor?"

The American laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions, senor? Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

It all makes sense doesn't it? .... we just got so blinded chasing money till we cannot see what is so obvious and simple ....

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Dua Ribu Lapan (2008)

A new year,

A time for new beginnings,

A time for new challenges,

A time for new ups and downs,

A time for new "hie"s and "bye"s..

But not everything will be new..

Even if everything under the sun were to change, God will always remain the same. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

We will also still need to depend on God and in all we do, strive to do to our very best for Him.

There may be new challenges and difficulties awaiting us this new year, but fear not, and be rest assured that God will walk by our side.
He will not leave us to walk on our own. Just as He has always been with His people, He will always be with us.
"Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you", says the Lord. Let's keep hold to this promise of His as we face this new year.

Take care, everyone!