Saturday, November 27, 2010

God is Exists

A customer came to the barber to cut his hair. The barber began cutting his hair and start a warm conversation. They talked about many things and various subject, and instant topic of the conversation turned to God.

The barber said, "I do not believe God exists."
"Why do you say that?" replied the customer.
"Well, you just look ahead, in the streets. To realize that God does not exist. Tell me, if God exists, will there be a sick people?, Neglected children? If God exists, there will be no pain or distress. I can not imagine God the Most Merciful will let it all happen."

The customer thought for a moment, but did not respond because he do not want to start an argument. The barber's finish the job and he left the place. After some time he left the room he saw a man on the street with long hair, wavy, dirty and long beard. The man looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer back into the barbershop and said, "You know, actually there is NO barber. The barber did not take it, "How can you said that?. I'm here and I am a barber. And just now I cut your hair!"
"No!" said the consumer.

"The barbers do not exist, because if there is a barber, there will be no people with dirty long hair and bearded like a man out there", the customer adds.

"Ah no, but still there is a barber!", protested the barber. "What you see is their own fault, why they do not come to me", replied the barber defensively.

"Exactly!" said the customer agreed. "That's the main point! It's the same with GOD, GOD IS ALSO THERE!, But what happened to the people DO NOT WANT TO COME to him, and DO NOT WANT TO FIND HER. Therefore a lot of pain and sorrow stricken in this world.", the barber stupefied!!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Birth Date = Animal = You


January 1 - 9 ~ Dog
January 10 - 24 ~ Mouse
January 25 - 31 ~ Lion
February 1 - 5 ~ Cat
February 6 - 14 ~ Dove
February 15 - 21 ~ Turtle
February 22 - 28 ~ Panther
March 1 - 12 ~ Monkey
March 13 - 15 ~ Lion
March 16 - 23 ~ Mouse
March 24 - 31 ~ Cat
April 1 - 3 ~ Dog
April 4 - 14 ~ Panther
April 15 - 26 ~ Mouse
April 27 - 30 ~ Turtle
May 1 - 13 ~ Monkey
May 14 - 21 ~ Dove
May 22 - 31 ~ Lion
June 1 - 3 ~ Mouse
June 4 - 14 ~ Turtle
June 15 - 20 ~ Dog
June 21 -24 ~ Monkey
June 25 - 30 ~ Cat
July 1 - 9 ~ Mouse
July 10 - 15 ~ Dog
July 16 - 26 ~ Dove
July 27 - 31 ~ Cat
August 1 - 15 ~ Monkey
August 16 - 25 ~ Mouse
August 26 - 31 ~ Turtle
September 1 - 14 ~ Dove
September 15 - 27~ Cat
September 28 - 30~ Dog
October 1 - 15 ~ Monkey
October 16 - 27 ~ Turtle
October 28 - 31 ~ Panther
November 1 - 16 ~ Lion
November 17 -30 ~ Cat
December 1 - 16 ~ Dog
December 17 - 25 ~ Monkey
December 26 - 31 ~ Dove

Your Attractive and popular. Your
nice and easy going and make friends
with everyone very easily. Your cool
and smart and are a leader.

Your very shy and cute. You are a
follower and dont like to talk to
people you dont know. Your very
careful about choosing your friends.
Your really nice.

You are attractive and hyper. You
have a lot of friends and your really
outgoing. You gossip alot. Your funky
and 'unique' theres no one else like
you. You want attention and like to be
a leader.

You are mysterious. You have lots
of friends and can be mean at times or
nice. You always have the latest
gossip with you and you are a leader.

Your very quiet and quick -
witted. You are very shy. Your cute
and funny. You have a little group of
friends. You
are not 'popular' but you are not
a 'geek'

You are a born leader. People look
up to you. You have lots a friends and
you are very attractive. Your nice and
people want to be your friend. You
make friends easily.

You are very nice and pretty. You
treat others as you would want to be
treated yourself. You have lots of
friends and never talk about anyone
behind their back. You are loyal.

Your very peaceful and nice. You
fall in love very easily and you are
quiet and calm. You are not very shy
but you are not outgoing. You are a
leader of your group of friends

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Paradox in Life

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more,but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years to life not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.

We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less.

We plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.

A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Silent Love

From the very beginning, the girl's family objected strongly on her dating this guy. Saying that it has got to do with family background & that the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him.?

Due to family's pressure, the couple quarrel very often. Though the girl love the guy deeply, but she always ask him: "How deep is your love for me?"

As the guy is not good with his words, this often causes the girl to be very upset. With that & the family's pressure, the girl often vents her anger on him. As for him, he only endures it in silence.

After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated & decided to further his studies in overseas. Before leaving, he proposed to the girl: "I'm not very good with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life. As for your family, I'll try my best to talk them round. Will you marry me?"

The girl agreed, & with the guy's determination, the family finally gave in & agreed to let them get married. So before he leaves, they got engaged.

The girl went out to the working society, whereas the guy was overseas, continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails & phone calls. Though it's hard, but both never thought of giving up.

One day, while the girl was on her way to work, she was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her parents beside her bed. She realized that she was badly injured. Seeing her mum crying, she wanted to comfort her. But she realized that all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh. She has lost her voice.

The doctor says that the impact on her brain has caused her to lose her voice. Listening to her parents' comfort, but with nothing coming out from her, she broke down.

During the stay in hospital, besides silence cry, it's still just silence cry that companied her. Upon reaching home, everything seems to be the same. Except for the ringing tone of the phone. Which pierced into her heart every time it rang. She does not wish to let the guy know. & not wanting to be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying that she does not wish to wait any longer.

With that, she sent the ring back to him. In return, the guy sent millions & millions of reply, and countless of phone calls, all the girl could do, besides crying, is still crying.

The parents decided to move away, hoping that she could eventually forget everything & be happy.

With a new environment, the girl learnt sign language & started a new life. Telling herself everyday that she must forget the guy. One day, her friend came & told her that he's back. She asked her friend not to let him know what happened to her. Since then, there wasn't anymore news of him.

A year has passed & her friend came with an envelope, containing an invitation card for the guy's wedding. The girl was shattered. When she opened the letter, she saw her name in it instead.

When she was about to ask her friend what's going on, she saw the guy standing in front of her. He used sign language telling her "I've spent a year's time to learn sign language. Just to let you know that I've not forgotten our promise. Let me have the chance to be your voice. I
Love You." With that, he slipped the ring back into her finger. The girl finally smiled.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why Frogs Cry Every Rain

Once upon a time in a large pond there lived a young frog and his mother. The frog is very naughty and never listen to his mothers. If his mother told him to go to the mountain, he would go to sea. If her mother told him to go to the east, he would go west. Anyway whatever he was told, he will do the opposite.

"What should I do to this kid" thought the mother frog. "Why does he not like any other kids, always obey their parents."

One day the mother said, "Son, do not go outside because it was raining outside. You'll be drifting by the tide."

Her mother had not finished talking, he already jumps out, laughing happily, "Hooray ... flood, I will play as much as I like!"

Every day mother frog advised her son but the child's behavior was even more worst. It made mother frog gloomy and sad and make her ill. Everyday the illness became worse.

One day she felt that she's getting weaker, mother frog called her son, "Son, I think my life will not be long. If I die, do not bury me on the mountain, bury me on the edge of the river."

Mother frog actually wanted to be buried on the mountain, but because her son always do the opposite, so she request the contrary.

Finally, the mother frog was dead. The frog were crying and regretted his behavior, "Poor mother. Why I never want to listen to her words. Now she has gone, I've killed her."

The frogs then recalled his mother last request. "I always do whatever my mother prohibited. Now to make amends, I will do her request as well as possible."

So the frog bury her mother in the riverbank.

Several weeks later the rain falling heavily, so the river water where the frog bury his mother to overflow. The frog was so concerned about his mother's grave will be swept away by the river water. Finally he decided to go to the river and watched.

In the midst of a torrential rain she wept and wept. "Kwong-Kwong-Kwong. O river do not take my mother away!"

And the frog will always go to the river and cry every rain. Since that is why until today we always hears frogs cry every rain.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Forgotten Mirror

Once upon a time, a married couple, just say it their was the Smith, and they held a garage sale to sell all the things that they don't need anymore. Their was already middle-aged, and their children have left home to live independently. Now it's time to tidy up the house, and sell things that are not needed anymore.

While collecting things to be sold, they found something that have been stored in the attic for so long. One of them is a mirror in which they got for their wedding gift, 20 years ago.

Since the first time they got it, the mirror was never used. Aqua blue colored frame makes this mirror to look bad, and not suitable to be placed in any room in their house. But because they don't want to hurt the person who gave it, they kept it. Thus, the mirror being an antics in the attic. After 20 years passed, they think the people who gift it would have forgotten. So they put it together with other things to be sold the next day.

Their garage sale were getting a lot of enthusiasts. People come to see the sale. One by one, all the things have sold. Home furnishings, books, clothing, gardening tools, toys, even a not working old radio.

A man approached Mrs. Smith. "How much is this mirror?" he said, pointing at the mirror.

Mrs. Smith was stunned. "I myself don't expect that this mirror would be sold. Do you really want to buy it?" she said. "Yes, of course. The conditions are still very good." replied the man.

Mrs. Smith did not know how much the fair price for the bad mirror. Although it's in a very good condition, but for her it remains an ugly and worthless mirror.

After thinking for a moment, Mrs. Smith said, "Hmm ... you can buy it for a dollar."

With beaming face, the man pulled out his wallet, pulled out a dollar and handed it to Mrs. Smith. "Thanks," she said. "Now the mirror is yours. Do you need it wrapped?"

"Oh, if allowed, I would like to check it before I brought it home."

Mrs. Smith gives the permission, and he hurried to take the mirror and put it on the table in front of her. He began to peel the edge of the mirror frame. With one pull he torn the protection layer and emerges a golden color. The mirror frame was painted with a very beautiful gold color, and the aqua blue color that had been covered it is the color of the protective layer of the frame!

"Yes, exactly as I expected! Thank you!" he shouts happily.

Mrs. Smith could not say a word seeing the mirror was taken away by its new owner, to obtain a more appropriate place than her small and dusty attic.

This story illustrates how we view our lives. Sometimes we feel our life is boring, not as nice as we want. We see our life in the form of a series of routines that we must live. Wake up early, go to work, come home in the afternoon, sleep, wake up, go to work, come home in the afternoon, sleeping. That's all we live every day.

As with Mr and Mrs. Smith, who only saw the plastic coating of the mirror frame, so they feel the mirror is ugly and not fit. Yet behind that layer, there is a beautiful golden color.

Yet behind the routine of our lives, there are many things that can enrich our lives. Every time we passed, we can only experience once our lifetime. Every second we live, apply only one time in our lives. Every second is a new gift from God to us. Will we waste it with fixed on a routine? Will we let the time pass by our lives do not feel like we want?

After twenty years, and after being delayed, then Mrs. Smith realized the real value of the mirror. Would we realize the beauty of our lives when it's too late? Of course not.

Therefore, let us begin eroding our view that life is just routine. Let's start peeling the routine and find the real value of our lives.

Let's begin exploring our lives, discovering new things, learn more, to know people better. Let's do something new. Let us make a difference! With a new spirit to live better every day.

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Love and Time

Once upon a time in a small island, there is Love, Sad, Wealth, Happy and Beauty. They coexist well. But one day, there's a storm and the sea water suddenly rose and would sink the island. All the inhabitants of the island quickly tried to save themselves. Love is very confused because she can not swim and not have boats.

She stood on the beach trying to find help. Meanwhile, the water increased and soaked her feet. Then Love see Wealth is pedaling a boats. "Wealth! Wealth! Help me!", shouted Love.

"Sorry, Love!", said Wealth, "My boat filled with all my treasures. I can not take you as well, this boat will sink. Moreover, there is no place anymore for you in this boat.", then Wealth quickly pedaled his boat away.

Love was so sad, but then he saw Happy passing by with his boat. "Happy! Help me!", shouted Love. But Happy was too happy because he found a boat so he could not hear Love shouting.

The water getting higher and soaked Love to the waist and she increasingly frantic. Not long Beauty pass. "Beauty! Take me with you!", shouted Love.

"Love you're wet and dirty. I can't take you with me. You're going to pollute this beautiful boat.", Beauty said.

Love was so sad to hear that. She began sobbing. Sad that moment pass."Oh, Sad, take me with you," said Love. "Sorry, Love. I'm sad and I want to be alone ... ", Sad said, still pedaling the boat.

Love feel desperate. She felt the water getting up and going to drown her. At that critical moment suddenly she heard a voice, "Love! Quickly climbed into my boat!"

Love turned her head toward the sound and saw an old man with his boat. Love quickly climbed into the boat, just before the water drown her. On the nearest island, the old man let Love get off his boat, and immediately left.

At that moment, Love realized that she did not know who the old man who save her. Love ask an old people in the island, who is actually the old man. "The old man? He is Time.", said the man.

"But, why did he save me? I do not know him. Even my friends who know me also reluctant to help me "Love asked in surprise."

"Because," the man said, "Only Time who knows what the real value of Love is ..."

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An Empty Wall

There were two male patients who suffer severe pain. They were treated in the same hospital. The first man allowed to sit in bed every evening for an hour. The aim is that the fluid from his lungs will be excreted. The bed is located near the only window in the room. The second was a man who must always lie in the supine condition. Because between the two beds there was a high walls, the men who sleep supine could not see into the window.

Both men are often in conversation. All kinds of topic. From about their wives, families, homes, jobs, military conscription until the places visited during the holidays. In the afternoon, as the man who occupies the bed near the window allowed to sit, he talked to his roommate. He tell all the things he saw outside the window.

The man who could only lay after a long time can enjoy his friend's story. For an hour a day, expanded worldview and revived by hearing about all the events and the colorful outside world. The window overlooking a garden. In the garden there is also a beautiful lake with ducks and geese that swim in it. Children play with their toy sail boat. A husband and wife walking arm in arm among the colorful flowers like a color of rainbow. Several large trees grow in the grass. Beautiful city scenery from a distance.

The man near the window tell it all with a very detailed. The men who listen, shut his eyes, picturing the all the scene told by his colleagues. In a fairly hot day, the man who occupies a bed near the window tells there is parade that passed there. The second man can not hear the band music. However, he could see them with his inner eye. He seemed to see the clowns dancing, colorful flags and decorated cars and horses.

The day passed. The men who could not see out the window silently arise envy because of the stories tells by his roommate, because he wanted to see everything with his own eyes. He began to hate his roommate and feel frustrated. He also wanted to occupy a bed near the window!

One morning a nurse came into their room. The men who sleep near the window was found died peacefully in his sleep. With sadness she called the hospital caretaker to move the body.

Having considered timely, a man who is still hospitalized asked if he could be moved to the bed near the window. The nurse do not object to move him and after making sure her patients in a safe position, she left him alone. Slowly, with pain, he tried to pull himself up, for the first time to see the world outside the window. He thought, finally, he could also enjoy the happiness when he saw outside the park and all activities there. He tried to look . But he became very surprised because it turned out that he saw only an empty wall. He immediately called the nurse and asked, "How can my roommate could see everything he told me? How can he tell me about all the beauty to every detail, even though what I only see a dull brick wall! "

The nurse replied, "Well, didn't you know? Your former roommate was blind. "Then the nurse added", maybe he just wanted to encourage you. "

Did you ever feels want to swap your position with someone else. Because you feel envy of the person. Have you ever felt so disappointed, let's say you think something is so beautiful, but in reality is not as you imagined? Have you ever given words of encouragement, but you never want to grateful?

If your life was obsessed by everything that belongs to someone else, then you do not feel the beauty of the things that will be provided by others to you.

So many people who want to have anything that belongs to someone else. Want a husband or wife like that belongs to someone else, want a job like the work of others, wanting to have received an award as others, want such popularity was achieved by others, the house owned by someone else, a position held by others.

Often they want things that they deem is in others. For example, happiness, sense of purpose, peace of mind, a sense of love and comfort. The truth is that in every situation there must be a problem, in every life there must be obstacles, in any relationship there must be trouble, at every opportunity there must be a tough challenge or problem. Basically, in every positive aspect that there is always a negative match. Therefore, no people who are not free from problems of life.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Most Beautiful Gift

This various gift is not sold in stores. You can gave it all the time, and do not need to buy! Even so, this eight kinds of gifts are beautiful and priceless gift to those you care about.

    The presence of a loved one it is a priceless gift. Indeed, we may also be present before him by letter, telephone, photo, or fax. But by being beside. You and he or she can share feelings, concerns, and love more fully and intensively. Thus, the quality of presence is also important. Make your presence as a bearer of happiness.
    Few people are capable of giving this gift, because, most people prefer to being listen rather than listening. It has been long known that harmony of human relationships is determined by the willingness listened to each other. Give this gift for him or her. With attention to every word, indirectly we also have developed patience and humble. No need to interrupt, criticize, much less judgmental. Let him or her finish. This lets you give the appropriate response after that. Not necessarily in the form of discussion or assessment. Just say thanks will sound sweet to him or her.
    Like the words, in silence there is also a strength. Silence can be used to punish, expel, or confuse people. But more than anything. Silence is also able to show our love to someone because it gave her "space". Especially if everyday we have become accustomed fond of advising, arranging, criticized and even reprimanded.
    Loving someone does not mean giving us full rights to own or manage a person's life. Can we claim to love someone if we always confine him or her? Giving freedom is one of the manifestations of love. The meaning of freedom is not, "You're free to do all you want." Much deeper than that, given the freedom is to give full trust to be responsible for everything that he or she had decided or done.
    Who would not be happy, if your loved ones suddenly appear more handsome or beautiful? Shown beautiful is also a wonderful gift you know. Besides the beauty of personal appearance, you can also give away a beauty atmosphere at home. Beautiful vases and fresh flowers in the family room or dining room table beautifully arranged, for example.
    Unconsciously, we often give a negative assessment for the thoughts, attitudes or actions of our loved one. It was as if none of the absolute truth of them and only on us. This time, try the gift of positive responses. Express clearly and sincerely. Try to remember, how many times in your last week to thank you for everything he or she does for you. Also remember, do you ever praised he or her. Those two things, thanks and praise (and apologies), is a gift of love that is often forgotten.
    Not all problems deserve to be fighting for. Especially to be a great hassle. You should consider, should be love sacrificed just because of the problem? When you have consider about this, it means you are ready to give the gift of "willingness to succumb". Okay, you may be upset or angry because he or she arrived late for appointments. But if it happened only once, so why should trigger a protracted quarrel? Willingness to yield to wear off the pain in our heart and shows us to realize that is no man is perfect in this world.
  8. SMILE
    Believe it or not, the incredible power of a smile. Smile, especially given sincerely, could be defrost frozen relations, the encourager in despair. Lightening mood somber, even a troubled soul sedative. Smile is also a gesture to open up the world around us. When was the last time that you give away a sweet smile on a loved one?
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest
universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the
closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three
stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as
a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college
graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very
strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set
for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped
out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents,
who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an
unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological
mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that
my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final
adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised
that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost
as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being
spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had
no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help
me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved
their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK.
It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I
ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that
didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.
It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends'
rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would
walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at
the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following
my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you
one example:
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the
country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was
beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take
the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I
learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space
between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great.
It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture,
and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years
later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me.
And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful
typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac
would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since
Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have
them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy
class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they
do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in
college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them
looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your
future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma,
whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference
in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in
my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had
grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000
employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year
earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from
a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was
very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went
well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a
falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was
out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was
gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous
generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being
passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for
screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running
away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved
what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been
rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the
best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being
successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about
everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company
named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife.
Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy
Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a
remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the
technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance.
And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from
Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes
life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the
only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find
what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work
is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to
do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love
what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all
matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship,
it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find
it. Don't settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if
it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on
me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every
morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want
to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No"
for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever
encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything
— all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these
things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of
thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not
to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning,
and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas
was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is
incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My
doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code
for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd
have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure
everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It
means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they
stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines,
put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated,
but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a
microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare
form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm
fine now.
This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for
a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit
more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get
there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.
And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of
Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right
now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become
the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be
trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most
important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow
already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth
Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow
named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life
with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and
desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid
cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google
came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then
when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I
was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early
morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were
so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was
their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have
always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that
for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Thank you all very much.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Sorry Will Never Be Enough

There is a boy with a hot temper. He is easily upset and say harshly on others. To reduce the child anger habit, his father gave a bag of nails and told him to hammer a nail in the back fence every time he's angry.

The first day the boy had been nailed 24 nails into the fence every time he's angry. Then the number was gradually reduced. He realized that was easier to hold his temper than nailed a nail into the fence.

Finally came the day in which the child feels completely in control of his anger and not easily to lose patience. He tells this to his father, who then suggested him to pull out one nail for each day he was not angry.

The days passed and the boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails had been pull out. The father led his son to the fence. "Hmm, you have succeeded well my son, but, look at the holes in this fence. This fence will never be the same as before. When you say something in anger. Your words leave a mark like this hole in the hearts of others."

"You can stab a knife on someone, then drew the knife ... But no matter how many times you're sorry, the wound will still be there ... AND the wound because of a harsh words are as bad as physical wounds ..."

Indeed apology can sometimes resolve the problem, but not that soon heals the wounds. Some say "We Can Forgive But Can't Forget"

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Difference Between Love and Like

The Difference Between Love and Like
" In front of..."

In front of the person you love your heart beats faster
But in front of the person you like you get happy.
In front of the person you love winter seems like spring
But in front of the person you like winter is just beautiful winter.

If you look into the eyes of the one you love you blush
But if you look into the eyes of the one you like you smile.
In front of the person you love you can't say everything on your mind
But in front of the person you like you can.

In front of the person you love you tend to get shy
But in front of the person you like you can show your own self.
The person you love comes into your mind every 2 minutes
You can't look straight into the eyes of the one you love
But you can always smile into the eyes of the one you like.

When the one you love is crying you cry with them
But when the one you like is crying you end up comforting.
The feeling of love starts from the eye
And the feeling of like starts from the ear.
So if you stop liking a person you used to like
All you need to do is cover your ears,
But if you try to close your eyes
Love turns into a drop of tear and remains in your heart forever

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Monday, April 26, 2010

What's Wrong With My Dad?

Dr. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of the late Mahatma Gandhi ever told an impressive story in his life, as follows.

At that time I was still about 16 years old and I live with both of my parents at an institution founded by my grandfather Mahatma Gandhi.

We live in a sugar cane plantation about 18 miles away from city of Durban, South Africa. Our home is so far away in remote outlying villages so that almost no neighbors.

Therefore, me and both of my sister was always excited to have the opportunity to be able to go downtown, just to visit friends or sometimes watch movies.

One day by chance my father asked me to accompany him to town to attend a whole day conference. Stupendous joy for me at that moment.

Because mother knew we wanted to go to town, she give me a long list of groceries she needed, besides that father also gave me some tasks, including fixing the car in the car repair shop.

That morning after we arrived at the conference, father told me, "Arun, fetch me here, OK, at 5 PM". "Okay dad I will be here promptly at 5 PM", I replied with confidence.

After that I immediately drove to complete all the tasks from my mom and dad one by one. Until one task left, that is waiting for the car being repaired. While waiting for the car repaired does not hurt to fill my spare time by going to the movies.

I was so much fun watching the movie when I see the clock, the time shows 5:30 PM, while I promise to pick up father at 5 PM. Immediately I jumped up and hurried to the car repair shop to pick up the car, and immediately fetch father who had nearly an hour wait. When I arrived it's 6 PM.

With anxious father asked me, "Arun! Why are you late?". At that time I felt guilty and ashamed to admit that I had so much fun watching the movies, so I was forced to
lied by saying, "Sorry Dad. The car has not been completed being repaired so that Arun had to wait."

Apparently father have called the car repair shop, so he knew that if I lied. Then he looked down sadly, while looking at me he said; "Arun there seems to be something wrong with my way to educate and raise you, so you do not have the courage to speak honestly to me". "To punish my mistake, I will go home on foot, while contemplating where went wrong."

Then he started to walk home. Though it was already dark and increasingly uneven road. I could not bear to leave him alone like that, even though I had been offered a ride, he remained determined to keep walking, eventually I was driving slowly behind him, and did not feel my tears drip to see the suffering he experienced just because a stupid lies I have been doing. Really I am so sorry for my actions.

From that moment all my life, I'm always telling the truth to anyone.

Very often I recalled the incident and was so impressed, if that moment father punished me like in general parents punish their children who do wrong, perhaps I only barely aware my mistake. But with one act of self-evaluation that father did, even though it has had nonviolent but have an extraordinary powers to be able to change myself completely. I always remember it as if it were just happening yesterday.

Dr. Arun Gandhi's father was really a great father and teacher in educating his children. A story of gold to the all parents in educating and raising their children.

This story is so inspiring to me personally, to always self-evaluation when my beloved child are beginning to show behavior of the less admirable, I get used to always asks:

What's wrong with me why my child could behave like this .....????

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Why Me?

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,
Failure keeps you Humble and Success keeps you Glowing,
But only Faith & Attitude keeps you Going.

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player, was dying of AIDS. He contracted HIV during the blood transfusions he had received during a heart surgery in 1983. From all over the world, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease?"

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

"The world over, 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, and 2 make it to the finals. When I was holding a cup, I never asked GOD 'Why me?’ And today, in pain, I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?''"

Submitted by Pronab Das --- India

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Most Important of Your Body

My mother always asked me, "Which is the most important part of your body?".

Over the years, I always guess with the answer I was think it's right. When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as humans, so I replied, "My ears, Mommy." But, it was not the answer.

"No, son. Many people are deaf. Keep searching for the answer and I'll ask you again later."

A few years later, I tried to answer, before she asked me again. Since the first answer, now I'm sure the answer must be right this time. So this time I told. "Mommy, sight is very important for everybody, so it must be our eyes."

He looked at me and said, "You are learning fast, but the answer is wrong because many people who are blind."

Failed again, I continued my quest for knowledge and from year to year mother always asked me a few times and she always answers, "No. But you are getting smarter every year, my son."

Finally last year, my grandfather died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even my father cried. I remember that because that's the second time I saw him cry. My mother looked at me when it was my turn to say good-bye to Grandpa.

She asked me, "Did you found out which part is the most important, dear?"

I was shocked when she asked at a time like this. I always thought this was a game between her and me. She saw confusion look on my face and told me, "This question is important. This would indicate that you have truly live".

For every answer you gave to me in the past, I always told you was wrong and I have told the reason. But, today is the day for you to have a very important lesson. "She looked at me with a motherly face. I saw her eyes filled with tears. She said,"My dear, the most important body is your shoulder."

I asked, "Is it because it holds the head?"

She replied, "No, but because it can be a shoulder to cry on for your friend or your loved ones when they cry. Sometimes in life, everyone needs a shoulder to cry on. I just hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it."

Finally, I know.
The most important body part is not to be selfish.
It is sympathetic to other people problem.

People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did.
But people will NEVER forget how you made them feel ....:)

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Table Set For Two [Poem]

Candles flicker softly on a table set for two,
There's no one on the earth tonight except for me and you.

A nice romantic dinner and a bottle of chilled wine,
And we are here together in a moment stopped in time.

A love so few have ever known and this is its birth night,
Alone within our little world, you and I and candlelight.

So soon we will set free the feelings that we want to share.
And I am held here spellbound by your laughter in the air.

Thoughts of love like falling leaves,
Swirling in the autumn breeze,

Flow in our minds and in our eyes,
A tender look and longing sighs,

We touch and as the fire starts,
That we have kindled in our hearts,

We kiss and hear the angels sing,
As heavens gift to me you bring,

No more to live my life alone,
And in your soul I found my home,

At peace within your loving arms,
Captivated by your charms,

And happily I'd die for you,
Here at this table set for two.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Winner vs Loser

The winner is always part of the answer.
The loser is always part of the problem.

The winner is always has a program.
The loser always has a program.

The winner says, "Let me do it for you".
The loser says, "That is not my job".

The winner sees an answer for every problem.
The loser sees a problem for every answer.

The winner says "It may be difficult but it is possible".
The loser says "It may be possible but it's to difficult".

When a winner makes a mistake, he says "I was wrong".
When a loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault".

A winner makes commitments.
A loser makes promises.

Winner have dreams.
Loser have schemes.

Winner say, "I must do something".
Loser say, "Something must be done".

Winners are a part of team.
Losers are a part from team.

Winners see the gain.
Losers see the pain.

Winners believe in win/win.
Losers believe for them to win someone has to lose.

Winners see the potential.
Losers are like thermometers.

Winners choose what they say.
Losers say what they choose.

Winner use hard arguments but soft words.
Losers use soft argument but hard words.

Winner stand firm on values but compromise on values.
Loser stand firm on petty but compromise on values.

Winner follow the philosophy of empathy, "Don't do to others what you would, not what them to do to you".
Looser follow the philosophy, "Do it to others before they do it to you".

Winners make it happens.
Losers let it happens.

So are you a winner or a loser???

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Teaching of Life

In one of his Family Conversations, Confucius sets down an interesting dialogue on the subject of learning. Confucius sat down to rest, and his students immediately started asking him questions. On that day, he was in a good mood and so decided to answer.

Someone asked him:
'You are capable of explaining everything you feel. Why don't you go to the Emperor and talk to him?'

'The Emperor himself makes beautiful speeches,' said Confucius, 'but beautiful speeches are merely a question of technique, they do not of themselves contain Virtue.'

'Well, send him your book of poems, then.'

'Those three hundred poems could be summed up in two words: think correctly. That is the secret.'

'What does thinking correctly involve?'

'It's knowing how to use mind and heart, discipline and emotion. When we want something, life will guide us there, but by unexpected paths. We often feel confused because we are surprised by those paths and think we must be going in the wrong direction. That is why I said, allow yourself to be carried away by emotion, but have enough discipline to follow it through.'

'Is that what you do?'

'When I was fifteen, I began to learn.
When I was thirty, I knew what I wanted.
When I was forty, my doubts resurfaced.
When I was fifty, I discovered that Heaven has a plan for me and for each man on the face of the Earth.
When I was sixty, I understood that plan and found the serenity to follow it.
Now that I'm seventy, I can listen to my heart, but without letting it distract me from the path.'

'So what makes you different from other men who have also accepted the will of Heaven?'

'I try to share it with you. And anyone wanting to discuss an ancient truth with a new generation has to use his capacity to teach. That is my one quality, being a good teacher.'

'And what is a good teacher?'

'Someone who questions everything he teaches. Old ideas cannot enslave a man, because they change and take on new forms. So let us use the philosophical riches of the past, but without forgetting the challenges that the present world sets before us.'

'And what is a good student?'

'Someone who listens to what I say, but adapts my teachings to his life and never follows them blindly. Someone who looks not just for employment, but for a job that brings him dignity. Someone who does not seek to be noticed, but to do something notable.'

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Only 3 Days

First: Yesterday.
You can not change anything that has happened. You can not pull the words that have been spoken. You can not erase your mistakes and repeat the joy you felt yesterday. Let yesterday passed; just let it go ...

Second: Tomorrow.
Until tomorrow sun rises, you never know what will happen. You can not do anything tomorrow. You can not be sad or happy in the next day. The next day had not arrived; let it be ...

All that remained now was today
The door of past has been closed, the door of the future had not yet arrived. Just concentrate yourself for this day. You can do a lot more today if you are able to forgive yesterday and let go of tomorrow fear. Live today. Because, the past and the future is a complex mind game. Live what it is. Because there is only today, this day is eternal. Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even if they do bad things to you. Love everybody with all your heart today, because tomorrow the story will change. Remember that you show respect to others not because of who they are, but because of who you are. So do not let your past bind you or the future makes you confused, do your best TODAY and do it now.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blood Characteristic - Appointment [Picture]

O is never right on time.

And B is...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Blood Characteristic - Expressing Their Feeling [Picture]

Are you a B blood type? Is it true that you are so bold in expressing your feeling?

Although B thinking the same thing, but B not hesitate to express his feelings.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blood Characteristic - In A Room [Picture]

Did you know, each blood type has a tendency to occupy a different area if their were in a room?

A has a tendency to stand near the wall.

B has a tendency to stand in the middle of the room.

O have a tendency to walk around the room.

AB has a tendency to be alone in the corner.

It looks like this if they were together in a room.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Can You Do Like He Did

Wise men say, "Surely, if we do good deeds, we are NOT just trying to help other people, but actually we are helping ourselves to be happier. Find happiness by giving."

He walked in front of the donation table, we thought only want to pass by.

"I want to donate!", he said. He poured all the coins from his bowl. We held out our hand to help, but he wanted to do it with his own hands.

We all could not say a word, he gave all he earned with his own efforts.

"I still have some money.", he said. He said it with enthusiasm as he reached into his pocket.

He took it and donate.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Street Fighter Parodi

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

3 x 8 = 23

Yan Hui was Confucius's favorite disciple who likes to learn and have a good nature. One day when Yan Hui was on duty, he saw a fabric store was crowded by so many people. He approached and found that the buyer and the seller of cloth were arguing.

The buyer shouted, "3x8 = 23, why did you say 24?"

Yan Hui approached the buyer and said: "My friend, 3x8 = 24, do not argue anymore".

The buyer are not happy and pointed Yan Hui nose and said, "Who asked your opinion? Even if I ask for opinion I will ask it to Confucius. Right or wrong is the Confucius rights".

Yan Hui, "Well, how if Confucius says you're wrong?"

The buyers, "If Confucius say I was wrong, I'll cut my head for you. But what if you are wrong?"

Yan Hui, "If I was wrong, my position for you".

Both agreed to a bet, then went looking for Confucius. After sitting out the problem, Confucius said to Yan Hui while laughing: "3x8 = 23. Yan Hui, you lose. Give your position to him."

Yan Hui will not argue with his teacher. When he heard Confucius say he was wrong, he took his hat and gave it to the buyer. The man took his hat and passed Yan Hui with satisfaction. Although Yan Hui received his assessment of Confucius but he did not agree. He think Confucius's was old and senile and he does not want to learn from him anymore. Yan Hui asked to leave of absence with family business reason. Confusius know Yan Hui's intention and let him leave. Before leaving, Yan Hui asked for permission and Confucius asked him to quickly returned after the business was over, and gave him two advice. "When the rain is heavy, do not take shelter under a tree. And do not kill." Yan Hui said okay and went home.

On the way suddenly a strong wind blows accompanied by lightning, it's seemed it will be a heavy rain. Yan Hui wanted to take shelter under a tree, but remember Confucius advice and think to obey the teacher said once again. He left the tree. Not long after he left, lightning struck and destroyed the tree. Yan Hui surprised, his teacher first advice was proven.

Am I going to kill someone?

Hui Yan arrived at home it was late and did not want to disturb her wife sleep. He used his sword to open the room. Arriving in front of the bed, he found two person was sleeping in his bed. He was very angry and pull out his sword. When he going to thrust his sword, he remembered Confucius advice, do not kill. He lit a candle and turned out that his wife was sleeping with his wife's brother.

On the next day, Yan Hui returned to Confucius, knelt and said, "Teacher, how do you know what will happen?"

Confucius said, "Yesterday was extremely hot days, is expected to rain with lighting, so I tell you not to take shelter under a tree. You go with anger yesterday and carried a sword, then I warn you not to kill".

Yan Hui said, "Teacher, you predictions great, I'm very impressed."

Confucius said, "I know you asked to leave not because family matters. You do not want to learn more from me anymore. Try to think. Yesterday I said 3x8 = 23 is correct, you lose your position. But if I says 3x8 = 24 is correct, the buyer who would lose and that means 1 life will be lost. Do you think your job or to lose 1 life is more important?"

Yan Hui was aware of his mistake and said, "Teachers are more concerned the important matter, students actually think teachers are old and senile. I truly embarrassed."

Since then, wherever Confucius went Yan Hui is always followed.

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