10 Books that have stayed with me

I was looking on facebook and saw that a few people posted their list of ten books that have stayed with them over the past few years. I thought it was interesting to see what people read. I think alot of what you read makes up who you are as a person today. So here’s my list of 10 books. (Just FYI: some of these books I have gifted them away to close friends as a child but I still remember the storyline of the book anyway.)

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah* 

The BFG by Roald Dahl*

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Steve Jobs by Issac Waltersson

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Toto Chan: The Little Girl by the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi*

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Those in asterisk are not physically with me (either gifted or a book loaned from the library) but the rest are still with me and I tag anyone who likes to share their list of books!

February Song by Josh Groban.

Perfectly describes my mood for the past few weeks.

Me covering the intro and part of the bridge of Wonderwall by Oasis. Probably my favourite song to play on the ukulele because the chord transition is pretty fast. Edited on Premiere Pro and it was my first time editing on a professional video editing software. It was challenging but I think it turned out alright! Also, filimed the entire thing on my LG G2 handphone. 

Anyway, hope you enjoy! 

ps: If this is well-received, I might consider doing more ukulele covers.  

For those random thoughts and ideas

I bought a new Moleskine notebook recently because I thought it would be a good idea to start writing down any (random) ideas or thoughts that pop up during the day. It’s just more convenient to write down ideas and thoughts in a notebook than typing them down and editing them on the laptop. And it get ideas growing faster as well since it’s freestyle writing (ie. nothing gets edited/erased). So, below is my first entry. Hope you enjoy! :)

(Written on Tues, 29 July 2014 at around 10.45pm)

"For those random thoughts and ideas, I finally have a place to write them in. There have been many times when I wished I had written down thoughts and ideas that creep up at me during an instant of spontaneity or ingeniousness but atlas, I have been really complacent about getting a proper notebook to write stuff down. 

So here it is, my random idea generator notebook. Writing down the stuff in pencil instead of ink makes it is easier for preservation (ink tends to fade out easily) and that writing in pencil ensures that I don’t skip pages (I can only write from left to write because if I don’t, I’ll get lead pencil marks on my wrists).

Anyway, today, I’m inspired by a YouTube video from charlieisocoolike. The video talks about stubborness and how people change over the years. In the video, Charlie talks about about stubborness and how people change over the years and he has a list of stuff/characteristics about himself that he thought wouldn’t change but in fact have changed and things that, in his opinion, will not change in future. 

So, here’s my list of characteristics that have changed:

1) In the past: 100% true follower.

Present: If people don’t know their shit, I’ll 100% lead.

2) In the past: Retaliate almost immediately to negative criticism and insults

Present: Think about the consequences of every action and try to turn negative feedback into positive ones and to voice my opinion on the right timing.

3) In the past: Hate the haters

Present: Provide the haters with more love and understanding because they probably hate due to the lack of love

4) In the past: Avoid tedious event logistics whenever possible

Present: More willing to get down to the nitty gritty of things and make operations much smoother and less saikang-ish.

And, here’s the things that will not change about me:

1) Trying to humble as much as I can (some may disagree with this point, but hey, there’s nothing wrong to agree to disagree)

2) Love for things that combine aesthetics and functionality

3) Love for people with an individualistic mindset 

4) Following my own instincts on making decisions

It’s a random list of characteristics, but there’s no criteria nor logic being applied to whatever stuff I decide to write in this notebook so let’s just wing it, shall we?

Also, it’s been a busy 12 weeks working at IDA but I really do enjoy this internship. It’s not as crappy and time-wasting as my previous stints that I have done (tbh).

However, would I like to to work there? The answer is a definite no.