To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Birthday SURPRISE at work!

( Written Sept. 25, 2010 )

It was a normal day today, a regular Saturday only we had to stay a bit longer for a meeting. We heard the agenda is of the new ECC certificates and the upcoming halloween celebration. We had fun with the usual chit-chatting with coworkers. Khun Nee also mentioned again of her missing my birthday and some other friends who weren't able to make it.

By the afternoon, I got a  pack from Khun Nee and the staff, they told me it was for my birthday. I thought it was cool of them giving me beauty stuff and I jokingly asked them " why would you want me to be beautiful when I already am". Hahaha!

Anyway, and so the time went on and we had the meeting. We discussed about the coming halloween and another new program as it'll be a big event for ECC. This time we have to go out, have a stage and do the presentations. I of course presented to have one of my classes for a production number, both for singing and dancing.

We were't finished yet when we heard a knock on the door. Then there came Glenn bringing the cake with candles lit and the rest greeted "Happy Birthday". At the back of my mind I asked "huh? Whose birthday is it?" And I couldn't believe it that the cake was heading to  my seat! I was like " what??? for me, do you mean, it's my birthday??". Hahahaha, they really got me there! 

I thought the beauty pack was it, and who would expect it was like five days after my birthday. I really didn't see it coming and it was definitely a suprise! Hahaha! I think that moment ended the meeting abruptly. We had the cake sliced and had fun. It was the same cake as I had last year, what a coincidence.  And the meeting? Guess we really didn't close it, it was just  a piece of cake?? Hahaha! Seriously, thanks to my ECC family, luv you all! :D

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