Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Water In The Cup

A group of working adults got together to visit their University lecturer. The lecturer was happy to see them, and conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
The lecturer just smiled and went to the kitchen to get an assortment of cups - some porcelain, some in plastic, some in glass, some plain looking and some looked rather expensive and exquisite. The lecturer offered his former students the cups to get drinks for themselves.
When all the students had a cup in hand with water, the lecturer spoke, "If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal that you only want the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you wanted was water, not the cup, but unconsciously went for the better cups."
Just like in life, if Life is Water, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. If we only concentrate on the cup, we won't have any time to enjoy the water in it.

- Claimed to be from various places, I obtained this story from a Reader's Digest collection of inspirational stories, titled "Life is a travel"

Sunday, October 10, 2010


10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year past 2000. Pretty awesome, eh? And apparently in binary, it translates into the number 42, also known as the meaning of life :D
There's some shit going around Facebook about how it only comes once every 1000 years. Dumbfucks. More like once every 100 years. 10th of October, 2110, will also be 10/10/10.


Anyway, it was Linh's birthday today, so a bunch of us rocked up to Napier hotel out in somewhere near the city. Pretty awesome, food was lovely (for a pub), drinks were alright, company was good :D Whittled away a few hours, didn't get to open up Jason's bottle of wine though :P


On the train to the city, I saw one of the most gorgeous girls I have ever seen, and will likely ever see. Like, seriously, absolutely to die for. Probs never see her again, though, but meh. The knowledge that women like that actually exist gives hope :D


I have bands for my braces. Eating and brushing teeth are now insanely difficult without removing them. Teeth ache, but it's not painful. D:


Just finished the Sten series by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole. Excellent. If you're ever looking to branch into military sci-fi, this is a good place to start. Not out there enough to start doing your head in, but just different enough to be fresh.
I've been reading the Starfist series by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. Very nice military sci-fi, but there's only like 10 books or something in the series. :( Will start on the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett sometime soon.