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State of low mood and aversion to activity.

That’s what i have been feeling like for the past few months.

 

I brought some postcards from this little girl, Gnom at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Beside giving me the postcard, she give me this simple “Thank You” note with self-drawn flowers on it.  It was so sweet. 🙂

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Simple “Thank You” Note from GNOM

At the moment, i was just trying to escape from all the small kids. Once you buy something from one, you will be swamped by many other small kids.

It’s never easy to differentiate. There will always be white and black sheep among the group. At least that what i believe in.

Sunrise and Sunset always make me feel at ease with mother nature. It’s a phenomenon that is happening everyday everywhere. Regardless where you are, you just have to view it with your eyes and heart. 🙂

Sunset View

“Malaysia – Langkawi”

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“Laos – Don Det”

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“Cambodia – Angkor Wat”

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“Taiwan – Sun Moon Lake”

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Of course not forgetting the Sunrise 🙂

“Taiwan – Sun Moon Lake”

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Feeling tired, speechless, demoralized with panda eyes.  Recently, work is taking up more than 2/3 of my life due to the project deadline. All my energy seems to be drained out by work and overtime.

It is just one of those days where you feel so empty and lost. 🙁

Feeling lost but I managed to chance upon a website while surfing the internet. “There really is no secret”

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It’s so simple yet motivating. I hoped that i am advancing to my end destination instead of staying still. 🙂

There is always a story behind each picture but does it really portrait the real story? Maybe eventually, it’s just how we view ourselves?

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Location: Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat

First Impression: Cute and friendly little girls. 🙂

Reality: These little girls follow me round the temple despite me rejecting their offer. They wanted me to take their pictures and pay them US$1 in exchange. After rejecting their offer, they kept following me and ask “Why, Why, Why?”

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Location: Laos, Xieng Khouang, One of the village that produce rice wine

First Impression: A humble kind granny that have a great smile. 🙂

Reality: Just like the description above.

Life is Fragile and it can happen to anyone anytime regardless whom you are or what you have and experiencing at that moment. I attended a funeral wake yesterday. It wasn’t my first but sadly more to come as i aged with time. Everyone life seem to be like an unfinished book with many chapters in life and many short story for people to read. The guy that passed away was no exception. I don’t know him well as he was just someone whom i seldom interact with yet i see him everyday at work for the past 2 month. He suffered a stroke and passed away a week later.

According to his family, friends and colleagues, i can sense that he was a good man, taking responsibility of his family and work. He was a workholic, coming into office before everyone does and leaving late. He spend most of his time at work leaving little time for his family. His family doesn’t feel that he had already left them as they seldom get the chance to spend time with him.

What are our worth when we leave this world? To be missed by family members, relatives, friends and colleagues? In this modern society, there isn’t much compassion in term of company view. The world is round and it will continue to rotate regardless what. Within 2 days, a replacement was called in and everything seem to function as normal. People are talking but nothing indifferent at work. I do find this very saddening. Indeed, you will be missed but as time passed, less and lesser people will remember you. In the end, only your dearest family member will still remember as you are family.

Then people suggested that we should live our life to the fullest.

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Just Do it! Nike

How can other people define what we want in life? It is still up to ourself to take responsibility and taking action. Life is full of surprises and your fate seem to be changing every second depending on your belief. The LIFE equation is so hard to decipher. I just hoped that i decipher the equation truthfully to what my heart wanted.

I need time to myself to think what type of life i wanted now, 5, 10, 20, 40 years later or till my unfinished book stop!

Today my Swedish manager and his counterparts was chatting about their weekend getaway to Taiwan, Taipei. It was kinda of strange to hear what they likes and dislikes about this getaway, some of which i agreed while some i don’t. They loved Taiwanese people friendliness yet hated stinky tofu and hot spring. One of them even told me that he preferred to soak in cold water rather than in a hot spring.

Whenever i reached a new destination, i like to experience things local eat and do. That’s me. I got to agree that i don’t like urban area(city) coz i am already living within one. I loved mother nature. It make me feel so small and insignificant. Time seems to stay put at that particular moment, just me and the nice scenic view which i can’t seem to capture using my camera. Just thinking of it right now, it’s making me want to experience that feeling once again.

Enough talking. Let the picture do the talking. 🙂

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I got back my pink I/C.

I never felt so nice feeling my pink identify card. It’s not really about the colour of the identify card but rather the obligation behind it.  No more greeting someone i don’t respect “SIR” or “ENCIK” or whoever rank is higher than mine. Ya, i am a lowly rank(CPL) soldier at the end of my 2 1/2 years national service but I just can’t stand greeting people when they can’t earn my respect.

Within the 2 1/2 years of service, i encountered all sort of people which i never thought exist in this world but apparently, they do. National Service strengthen my existing character traits and help me achieve my personal best fitness level then.I am glad to know some friends whom i can trust and suffer together. Relationship really can strengthen and deepen if you not only enjoy together but also to suffer together. “One for all, All for one.”

Normally, i never place this date to be of any importance but it just feel so nice seeing this date. “1312”. Anyone want to share share 4D? Hehee… So what the point of this post? I think that national service is still important and a must for all Singaporeans citizen. If really got time machine where i can reverse back time, i might want to give OCS a try or maybe remain as it is. Anyway, i would never never trade my pink I/C for a regular armed force lifestyle. That’s for sure. No doubt about that!

Kudos to all those that got back their Pink I/C on this particular “1312” date.