Thursday, May 12, 2011

Looking Back

Sometimes looking back to the path that you took is not a bad thing. It reminds oneself the ups and downs that you went thru that makes who you are today.

People always tell their friends to let go, to forget the sad and move on. I disagree.

Because the fact is, no one can forget things that they experienced it especially the BAD and SAD ones. You'll remember it even clearer than the happy moments. So, I always has this thinking and I do tell my beloved ones, "It's OK to be sad. You are always allowed to be sad for a day in a week. But don't be sad too long. One has to move on. The happy moments carve in our heart and remember it, as this will be the reason for you to look back and smile. The sad moments, keep at a corner but don't ever throw it away, as this will be the reason for you to be stronger as you walk further."

I have friends that say how can I be so positive-minded about almost everything. Simple, because to me, whatever things happen, it happened for a reason which the reason you may not know. Just accept it by maintaining the good one and improve/change on the bad one. Anyway, the truth is I am not that positive-minded at all time. Sometimes I do think very, i mean VERY negatively. Just that I never showed out to anyone. That is very not good. (Notes to self: To improve on this) 

Sometimes, I do too asked myself about how I did. I always compare within myself. A simple example, in my working environment. I always asked myself, have I improve on the areas that I need and should improve? Areas like I have to be more outstanding in front of my bosses, to be more seen that I can work good. I do admit I wished to be more seen and assigned on more jobs and assignments. Just like how my big boss said to us, by having more jobs, it mean that you are capable in doing your work, it mean you are good. Everyone wished to be in that category, seen by boss. We are just denying the fact because we are just introverts.

So, what about you? Do you reminisce your good and bad of your past experience? Or you are a very easy going person that doesn't care the heck?

Remember, looking back to your past helps to remind yourself the path you taken and why you are here but don't ponder on your past too long as well, as it won't help you to grow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Power of Social Network

Just recently or rather over the recent weekend, another hot topic was discussed in Facebook. This time round it was a video shared on about school girl, whom was violently abused by her school mates. With the power of FB, this matter was easily brought to the media attention as well as the Govt's attention.

One video, it has brought everyone's attention.

On the side note, I still cannot accept that the bullies are just being suspended for 14 days lorh !!! *geram*

Without the video, the victim would have to continue bearing with all these nonsense that is happening in the school. Poor girl.

Earlier to this case, there were some hot topics in FB (focusing only in Msia as my network mostly are in Msia only) such as the animal abuse which the tomboy in the end came out to apologise to public, the incompetent organizer to Energizer Night Race, the suicidal note left by Alvis Kong.

FB definitely is a very powerful tool and connectors to all around the world. I think with the existence of FB, many ugly truth out there was revealed.

I wouldn't deny that people may go very extreme in creating haters or fans page for any single issue that arise. But, for example the recent video of the violent bully by the teenagers, if people hasn't see the video, if people doesn't share the video, how would the society know that there's something wrong with the education system. How would the family of that victim know how suffering she has been.

Also, with this, I think it will be a very good reminder to all those people who want to do anything in public because anytime you might just got caught on video and became the popular topic in FB.

Another example would be the suicidal note by Alvis Kong, I really hope that it would be a very good lesson to all of us including me that suiciding is not a solution to all. People who followed the news would know how his death has actually caused how many heartbrokens among his family and friends.

In the end, although I am giving all the good points of Social Network, there's also the bad points of it. So, it is still up to individual how you make use of it. Just becareful and think carefully everytime you want to post something or upload your photos. Just make sure that you have a very tight privacy settings. The best is DON'T put any of you personal details there.

I mean, if your friends really want your details, you can just give them by private e-mail or call. Don't need to PUBLISH your details.