Friday, 31 October 2008

The Black Hole

Greed is a scary thing.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Dale Carnegie


I don't forget the fact that I am just a human being. I worry about unnecessary things in life. I want to be strong but I admit, I am a weak person. My pride gets in my way and I fret over mistakes that I'll make one day. I complain about life because I don't have any control over it. I see myself as a hypocrite when I act optimistic. Being positive sometimes seems impossible. I don't know how to handle unexpected situations. I get angry over people who are unreasonable.

Dale Carnegie quotes never fail to cheer me up though.

Dale Carnegie Quotes:

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?

The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Friday, 24 October 2008

"Stay In My Memory" by Bim

This video was one of the featured video in Youtube this week. I love the animation and it suits the song. It must have taken ages to complete it.

The girl reminds me of the journey I am taking without my boyfriend, Stephen. I had to move away from New York to achieve my dreams. I was in denial for a while that I abandoned the place of comfort, my home, but I realised something important when I stepped into the airport; To travel means to have no home. A chance to live around the world is a great opportunity most people will not have. I still love and will love Stephen for the rest of my life, but I chose to take this journey alone. Why? Because I am the only one who is able to turn my dream into reality. No one can do it for me.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - White Corolla

This song is stuck in my head! Julia Pott is one of my favourite animators. Her animations show playfulness and humour, and I just love all her animal characters.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Manna Ash House

When I first moved in, it was clean like this, of course... Now it's messy!

My accommodation in London, Manna Ash House. I can't afford to live in an apartment since everything here is so expensive (£1 is equal to $2. So everything here is double the price). Even the food is ridiculously expensive.

I'm satisfied with everything else though. Manna Ash House is literally about 1 minute walk away from Southwark tube station. I can walk to famous sites like London Bridge and Tate Modern in less than 20 minutes. It takes about 30 minutes to get to my school in bus.

I try to clean my room at least twice a week, but I get it messy every single day. It is unavoidable since I am an art student. My life can't be separated from ART! When I get my own apartment in the future, it'll be like an art studio combined with a bed, kitchen, and a bathroom. Augh, I'm so frustrated. I try to clean up the mess as soon as possible since I don't want to make another mess on top of a mess...