2013, The Tough Questions And The Calling
“You know, those big audacious goals that you have shared years ago. You should consider executing on it,” said Renyi in a friendly and matter-of-fact tone. I let out a nervous chuckle — deep down I know there a small tingle of unease, this comment has hit on a nerve. In a quiet coffee house we’re in where everyone seems to mind their own businesses, we were having our mastermind group session where our pact is committed to check-in on everyone else’s progress in life and making sure that we all achieve our own personal goals and dreams.
Looking back, 2013 may prove to be one of those transitional years that I have experienced so far. I think it’s a year that I’m spending most of my time reaping and enjoying the …Continue Reading (3220 words, 13 minute read)
2012, When The Dots Starts To Connect
Oh wait, it’s been more than six months since the last My Pastel Coloured Rainbow post? Wow… seems like the blogging habit is starting to wear off from me. For one I’m starting to spend time away from the computer, go out and explore new activities. And when I have something to blog about, they are short snippets of thoughts that I ended up posting on Twitter and Facebook instead of writing short posts that I used to label them as “impromptu posts”. We’ll get to the meats and potatoes of what has happened in the year 2012 in a second.
At the same time, I acknowledge the fact that the long hiatus is necessary for me to get out from my usual routine and gain fresh perspective in life. Without interaction …Continue Reading (2429 words, 10 minute read)
2011, The Year of Love
Continuing the tradition of reviewing the year that had past and setting resolutions and a new tone for the new year, this year would probably be my busiest, most exciting and yet the least documented year. And yes, my blog is almost totally neglected last year. For this post, I dug through my memory bank and recount the details of the past – well, it’s alway better having that than not writing about some of the issues at all.
The TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) Highlights of 2011 As I Experienced It
Just to set up the context of the whole blog post, here’s the list of things that I believe to be my defining moments of the year 2011 (grouped by similarity and not in chronological order):
- Becoming one of the …
Come to think of it, it’s kind of funny that we often tell ourselves to make sure that we live life and yet forgetting about that very advice. ~ from [Cliché about modern life][cliche]
As 2009’s going to pass and soon enough I’ll turn 28, I find myself struck with a shocking realization — that I had transitioned into adulthood without even noticing it coming. It seemed mundane and people would have chuckled1 if I blurted this remark in real life, but to be honest it’s pretty much until now I’m starting to noticing the full effects of being an “adult” in line to the expectations of my social circle.
Such a thought came to me as I started to see how life has unfolded around and within myself: having …Continue Reading (541 words, 3 minute read)
Through the Looking Glass 2008: The Intermission
I think this has been one of the most common themes that I have put it in my LJ, things when I come to analyze what is the truth. Many times when things were either thought logically or perhaps put into perspective, some things that we take for granted that it is is actually isn’t, yet once you understood a little bit more about it, it is again; then there’s times you found new evidence that raises doubt, you doubt that it is anymore.
Ah! The fickleness of the mind.”
Whoa, what a year - It’s sort of unbelievable that how dramatic 2008 has been to me: As it turns out to be the one of the biggest turning point yet. If I …Continue Reading (703 words, 3 minute read)
The 2008 Resolution
It’s time to review my goals again 😊
(Optional) Work out on my personal website on something that I have great passion for
Just added three blogs, but to be very frank, they were very dormant.
Attain an asset of RM45,000 (I’m raising that bar again. RM20K seems pretty hard, to be honest. But since I’m studying more about common stocks, I think this should give me a good goal to achieve)
Surprisingly, due to the strong economy and an unexpected bonus that I received, I nailed the target yesterday (when my pay and year-end bonus was deposited). I’m not planning to splurge on them so I suppose that counts as I can sustain this amount as it is :).
Continue to learn my Japanese, working more extensively on my own vocabulary …Continue Reading (535 words, 3 minute read)
The 2007 Resolution
Here’s a review of last year’s resolution:
Continue to expand FelixLeong.com: Probably focusing first on The Digital Blue Wave and the creation of Yappari! no Sekai de and ParaGroove! website, then working slowly towards the main site (PEDAGOGIES)
Commentary: This is the ONE item that I had never worked on it this year :(. I’m not really even sure whether I had the interest to pick up web design as a hobby… well, I used to have the passion for that when I was 16-18. I’m not sure whether is it that I needed a greater drive or interest in order for me to do that… since I update my LJ more often these days.
Hmm… I think I do need to dump the whole project and figure out something that …
Through the Looking Glass: 2006 In Review — The Wheel of Life
“越是想去了解，反而越是觉得难以捉摸。The more I tried to understand, the more harder it is to achieve understanding.” — February 14, 2006
It’s that time of the year again! Attempt to look back, reflect on myself and perhaps do a little summary for all the entries that I have typed back in 2006. From memory, 2006 had been quite an interesting year with its ups and down. Although, to be honest, my life revolved around work and probably my small little world this year…that’s not really something interesting in some way ^^||.
Seemed that I spent most of my time writing drifting thoughts and impromptu posts: mostly revolving around personal issues, love and human relationships. But somehow, seeing the recurring themes and somehow similar messages behind them… seems that I didn’t really learn anything up …Continue Reading (717 words, 3 minute read)
Through The Looking Glass: The Year 2005 In Review — Part VI (Finale)
November 2005 - Put Onto The Test
“As hurtful as it seems, yet I knew very well that love is a freedom and not an imprisonment of oneself and others, especially the people we love a lot.” — November 1, 2005
“Is it an attachment of security? Or is it that I fear of the possibility of the worst possible scenario?” — November 11, 2005
“… Or is it that I fell in my own illusory world, that all my perceptions towards you is everything but the reality…?” — November 22, 2005
“幸福，就像空气一样，一直都是在你我身边。只能凭感觉和感受才能发现它的存在。” (Happiness is like air, always surrounds you and me. Only through our feeling and sense that we are able to notice its existence.) — November 25, 2005
Yet another silent month, not to mention that it’s my birth month as well.
Looking back …Continue Reading (733 words, 3 minute read)
Through The Looking Glass: The Year 2005 In Review — Part V
September 2005 - Searching The Way… Back Or Otherwise
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“Confidence is just another word of “trust”: The very beautiful quality of humans to trust both external and internal factors, both possibilities and limitations, both good and bad, is the very sandbox of your own life, fate and destiny that you want to mould and pursue.” — September 2, 2005
“The decisions that I made… Is to love even more, is to trust even more, and to move even further. I choose to be someone that I wanted to be: And this is the journey of finding my true identity.” — September 2, 2005
“It a time when you stand in the middle of nowhere: One leads back where you came from, another probably would lead to a point of no return… and there’s no way to know …