" When I was young I set out to change the world.
When I grew older I perceived that this was too ambitious,
so I set out to change my state.
This too, I realized as I grew older, was too ambitious,
so I set out to change my town.
When I realized that I could not do even this, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man I know that I should have started by changing myself.
If I had started with myself, maybe then I would have succeeded
in changing my family, the town, or even the state-
and who knows, maybe the world."

July 21, 2016

Things inside human body

How long the things inside the body can last. Don't know exactly. We will be informed (beforehand or by surprise). Anyway, we are still in good health because we take care.

The things inside the human body are designed to keep us alive/survive. Each of them has own job basically. There are things for digestion, things for breathing, things for waste control, things for sensation, things for protection, and other complex things. Okay, it sounds a little Biology.

Everyday we introduce things from the outside. Of course we need to take good things, e.g. food, drink, air, vitamin, and medicine (only if necessary). The things that ensure our body to stay healthy always. If not, the things inside the body will go chaos and break down easily and even turn into something deadly (e.g. cancer). Sometimes, we might have taken bad things. Those tiny little things come inside and do harm and even become deadly (e.g. viruses, bacteria). Many times, these things are preventable/manage-able. But...

What if things go wrong?? When doctors inform that, either because of the things inside the body turned bad or those bad things from the outside. One would panic at first (I know) and desperately ask questions... "what is that thing", "how come", "can it be recovered/removed", "what to do", "is there another way", "how long it takes", and "how much time left". Not too bad after awhile knowing the answers (if there is a cure). And often that last one is still too early to ask, I think.

Start wondering how the things inside my body are doing now. I really need to check it out. Take a rest.

July 12, 2016

Connect things

"You can only connect the dots looking backwards" (Steve Jobs).  Things are somehow connected.

Once upon a time, there lived a young man who had passion but was a little confused. A fresh grad (amateur and broke) living in a city. He had some ideas what he wants to become, but he knew very little of what that actually is. Later, the guy afforded his first-time trip to overseas (in his 20s) and backpack travelled alone, and he was amazed with things out there. But what had confused him stayed. He needed relevant skill training and work experience. Worst thing is, when tried to join a prestigious institute for training, he was told not qualified. (A little helplessly) the guy continued soul-searching. And never gave up.

Fortunately, a prestigious institute in overseas offered him a chance. Mere lucky!! He flied off and dedicated to get trained there. The experience in another country was eye-opening and he enjoyed seeing different things. Meeting different people. He had learned a new language and tried skiing and all sorts of things (e.g. ate a lot kimchi). Best thing is, the guy had got such an unique opportunity to explore what he never imagined that he can do. Sometimes things got difficult. He persevered because it's adventure (of a warrior??). Few years after, he completed the journey and returned from overseas. Still remember that he had one thing not finished.

The guy finally qualified for that previous institute and proceeded with advance training. Here, unexpected things happened. Critical thing is, there lived someone (like a special 'sifu') who had similar passion and was skilled in what the guy wants to become and knew what that is. He met the 'sifu' (not in a cave). A lot of learning for the guy since then and he was transformed. So he excelled. Although there were challenges to overcome. With support of friends and family and he was determined, so he made achievements eventually. Small ones to kickstart. After the advance training ended... (back to the now)

Wait. It sounds like a 'Hero Story' version of my past. That's me!! I'm the guy, interestingly. The 'Hero Story' to be continued.

June 29, 2016

Two things now

Brexit. Almost everybody heard of it, seen it, felt it or knew it; also many seem to understand it and think about it. Because it sounds like and looks like and feels like, okay maybe it can no longer be not a big thing.

The Brexit thing can mean a lot of things between good and bad things to people. The vote count was like 50-50. Different people from different places everywhere would see it in different ways.

I know, now it is separated into their (UK) things and another their (EU) things. By the way, was it really one whole thing?? So, it's two things now. A kind of change that shakes things, like money thing. No ideas good or bad things. But, something happened.

Again, maybe there are things that we cannot control. So, do it a different way then.