Monday, December 20, 2010

Somewhere I've read...

Fireflies in the Garden

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
And here on earth come emulating flies,
That though they never equal stars in size,
(And they were never really stars at heart)
Achieve at times a very star-like start.
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.

~ Robert Frost

Somewhere I've read...

There is no power greater than a com­mu­nity dis­cov­er­ing what it cares about.
Ask “What’s pos­si­ble?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep ask­ing.
Notice what you care about.
Assume that many oth­ers share your dreams.
Be brave enough to start a con­ver­sa­tion that mat­ters.
Talk to peo­ple you know.
Talk to peo­ple you don’t know.
Talk to peo­ple you never talk to.
Be intrigued by the dif­fer­ences you hear.
Expect to be sur­prised.
Treasure curios­ity more than cer­tainty.
Invite in every­body who cares to work on what’s pos­si­ble.
Acknowledge that every­one is an expert about some­thing.
Know that cre­ative solu­tions come from new con­nec­tions.
Remember, you don’t fear peo­ple whose story you know.
Real lis­ten­ing always brings peo­ple closer together.
Trust that mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tions can change your world.
Rely on human good­ness. Stay together.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stop, let go & move on

I can still remember vividly my first job experience, of course, I’ve work as a video rental assistant, guardian pharmacy assistant and CD sales assistant before but nothing compared to the first job that launches your career as a designer.

I was working with planet ad but it seems more like I’m working in planet Hell, and my Japanese creative director name is Hal too. It was a torturing yet also one of the most rewarding and great learning experience. All of my ex-colleagues can be a testament to that. All those nights of sleeping in the office rushing for never-ending deadline and pizza for lunch to dinner and sometimes, left over for morning breakfast. It’s unhealthy, lethargic and most of all lifeless. I even learn how to say Watashejintekaoshiteno which means give me back my life in Japanese so that my director could know how life in Planet ad has been for me.

However, after resigning my job, I learn to know. Who am I? a little better. What I want? A little more. What to pursue? A little clearer. It’s like Eat, pray & love after coming out from a messy divorce, you know who you are and what you want except in planet ad, we eat, work and shit!

Then why are so many people afraid of sadness? Don’t they know happiness must exist together with sadness? It’s relative! If not, how do you tell the difference? They tend to let their feelings run amok over and over again. They can’t seem to stop and get a grip of themselves because it seem like that’s the final point of their life. Changes are constant. Whatever you feel won’t be permanent because it is subjected by your senses.

In future, when you face any unhappiness, remember it’s only a process to go through until you find your happiness again; of course unless you indulge in melancholy, you’ll never discover happiness (I’ve a few friends whom are like that)! You just have to learn how to stop, let go and move on.

So if you don’t mind me, I’m going to watch a sad movie now because unfortunately my life is pretty much “sadnessless”…

P/S: In the coming year, I wish all my friends & cousins a happy & in between a touch of sadness 2011!