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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in poem, quotes

 

Martin Luther King

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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?

Six months before he was assassinated, King spoke to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967.
I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life’s blueprint?

Now each of you is in the process of building the structure of your lives, and the question is whether you have a proper, a solid and a sound blueprint.

I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life’s blueprint. Number one in your life’s blueprint, should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you’re nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

Secondly, in your life’s blueprint you must have as the basic principle the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor. You’re going to be deciding as the days, as the years unfold what you will do in life — what your life’s work will be. Set out to do it well.

And I say to you, my young friends, doors are opening to you — doors of opportunities that were not open to your mothers and your fathers — and the great challenge facing you is to be ready to face these doors as they open….

And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.

If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.

Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.

— From the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Final thoughts:

I believe that this speech made by Martin Luther King Jr. is important because it talks about your life’s blueprint. You’re at an age where you should be thinking about your future.  This speech makes you think about your future plans and the different opportunities that we now have.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in quotes, thoughts, wisdom

 

Family, love, hapiness and dreams

I am suddenly filled with different kinds of emotions right now, anguish, anger, fear, hopelessness, hopefulness, happiness, gratitude, vigor…
… and it all began with an episode from the Oprah Show. It all started with an interview of the ‘Trump Family’ and then I resumed on watching more episodes online until I came upon these horrid stories, one after another and it woke me up, it pinched my heart and awakened my empathy (and made me appreciate the creative people behind ‘Oprah’ and Oprah herself for being someone who knows what she’s doing and what she’s talking about). We all know that the world is a beautiful place but we humans make it seem otherwise… injustice and all, but one of my realizations, after watching this certain episode about a family torturing their three youngest members, made me sick even though I’m not as soft as I look, but this really made me realize the real impact of human evil/inhumanity, it made me feel for the victims and this took what remaining hope and faith I had in me for humanity (although I’m sure I’ll find a way to regain them again).
So, this episode really hit the home run… being a girl and all. I was protected, weird and I love sports so I know how to be aggressive, but seeing these girls made me know what it’s like to be forced into doing something you really don’t want to do, not just act like you don’t want to do it or you hate it half-heartedly, but really really be forced to do something against your will and you find yourself having no way out… and to come home everyday to it, that’s hell right there. I’d rather die than do that.
All I can do is pray for them and for people whose souls are tortured here, now, still… Back then, somewhere, a little part of my brain didn’t care much because I thought, that like in the movies, they can escape if they want to. That’s not the case since once you’ve been raped or got involved in human-trafficking, it’ll be with you for the rest of your life, no matter what William Morris, Mark Twain or Mark Rew say about pasts and futures.
I think we are all brainwashed by the movies we see and we’ve been too used to seeing these cases put so casually in the paper, in the headlines, everyday– like they’re some circus headlines that we miss the point of it. I became less empathic because I see everyday, but then I realized that there’s more to just being raped, being robbed, killed, bombed, it’s not just a ‘thing’ that happens, it’s not normal, it’s not something that will go away by saying: ‘we need to put a stop to this’…
In a way, I think living in Asia is a fortunate thing for me. Asians, the majority of Asians, tend to focus more on development, we don’t think we’re the best because clearly the USA has that kind of mentality, that’s why Asians are more driven to prove themselves, it’s in our DNA’s… both a good and a bad thing. the point is, people should find a purpose. I put the A there for a reason.
So there. Yea yea yea…. No matter what happens, I think Family is family, family should empower each other to do better, be better, to protect each other and stick together. 
Lastly… it’s like how weird and awesome is it that in the whole Universe (which is still expanding), a group of people were put in the same planet, the same country, the same city, and the same place… much less come from the same womb. It’s just magical. If you believe in that sort of stuff…

this episode made me realize my mistakes, that I shouldnt take my own family for granted (even though I have a bunch of really hard-headed putting it nicely siblings), that looking at my own family made me feel hopeful and light… even though the pressure they’re putting on me is a pain in the butt… they will protect me and will believe that I can be the best even with my wayward and adventurous ways. My guilt is that I only wish NOW that I can do the same for them because that is exactly what being human is for, what being human is all about. Being there, growing stronger in order to help other people get stronger too, I missed that point, I only cared about adventures and— myself. Even though everybody’s acting selfish and self-centered, it isn’t an excuse for me to act that way too.


“Forgiveness doesnt mean that you have to accept the person back into your life, doesnt mean that you’re condoning what they did or everything was okay, Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could’ve been any different.” – Oprah Show

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2012 in family, quotes

 

Movie watch:

Watching:

looking forward to:

Maleficent

The “Sleeping Beauty” tale is told from the perspective of the princess’ evil nemesis, Maleficent.
Director: Robert Stromberg
Writers: Paul Dini, Linda Woolverton (screenplay)
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and India Eisley

The Hobbit

So many awesome movies this year and more awesome upcoming projects, to name a few (aside from the ones above) there’s the shocking Hollywood adaptation of: BLEACH by Tite Kubo. (!!!!!!) Warner Brothers is in charge of the adaptation. They were supposed to film AKIRA first, as they bought the rights to adapt it 5 years ago, but then they decided to hold it and put Bleach up first. (oh boy… i shouldnt have mentioned Bleach in this post)

I know! It’s like you want to watch the ‘live-action’ version of it, at the same time you cringe thinking of the possible ruination of the masterpiece. Basing from past references, Hollywood has a knack for screwing up anime-pieces *dragon ball*cough*last air bender*. But I bet Tite Kubo-sensei is thrilled, as a mangaka it would be a dream come true for a work to be translated into the big screen.

Other anime adaptation that Warner Brothers bought are: Akira, Death Note (What!), Ninja Scroll.

As an anime fan since birth (♥), I’m excited that anime is getting the attention it deserves. I’m thrilled i mean, it’s about time! Ever since I was young people always said I’m weird and childish for watching anime, for liking it more than ‘normal’ TV Series and obsessing over it, for loving it. That anime is stupid and for children. I’m stupid for defending anime to nay-Sayers all the time. To think that they have no idea about people far-obsessed than I am! But then again, in a society revolving around politics, materialism, image and commercial/mainstream entertainment I would be considered ultra weird for talking about anime as my inspiration and roots.

But then, the point that people don’t get is that anime isn’t just cartoon, it’s an art made by geniuses (as i called them when i was little) with rampant imagination and unparalleled passion for art, history, stories and life. Some people developed automatic perception that anime is like Batman, Superman, or Spiderman. Although I love these masterpieces as well, and other graphic novels like ‘The Sandman’ by Neil Gaiman, Japanese Anime just holds a bigger place in my heart.

It’s not only for children, we no longer live in the 1980’s, or 90’s where technology is limited and cartoon/animation was in its experimental stages and development. Now that I think of it, Japan being an advanced nation knew that and took advantage of it in every way possible. Even their stories were advanced in ideas, wisdom and humor…

Looks like Hollywood took notice of the brilliant ideas people behind anime had, but then, I can’t help but think: why buy stories from another country? What do you pay your writers for if not to form their own story concepts??? Isn’t that the reason why they entered the industry in the first place? The idea that they get paid big for re-writing another person’s genius idea put me off. If it werent for the added popularity it would bring towards the anime-art in general, I wouldn’t be rooting for a live-action adaptation, I’ve been a Bleach Fan ever since 2004 (Manga came out in 2001-ongoing), I love it, I love it, I spaz over the art, the story, the music when the anime came out, AND I would hate it if they ruin its image. I dont know how to explain it, but I guess people would understand. It’s like when you’re a kid you believed in Santa Claus so bad you think you know him and everything about him is so vivid to you and then you reach that age when it all pops to nothingness, believing that Santa exists is meaningless and the color just disappears. I’m afraid Hollywood might give the art and passion that Bleach has that kind of faded-commercial-stiff-material effect.

I want anime to be on the same level as Hollywood Movies, for the world to see it and get sucked into the vortex of color and story. For people to talk about the idea behind the scene and come up with their own interpretation. Anime in general just do that to people, I bet to anyone, if some weren’t so stuck up and close-minded.

Hmmm… anyway, I’m getting out of my head on this post, I’m just beginning to control myself around anime because I am no longer 15 or 20. Even though I don’t like the thought of leaving anime/ watching anime in moderation as I’ve never done before, ah… see, i dont know what to say after that thought! Thing is, my generation was born in this era, where anime, technology and movie-culture has become a big part of our lives. So would it be weird if I’m 50 years old and still loving anime?

No.

And even if it is. Screw haters and nay-Sayers. anime is love. muwahaha. 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in movies, quotes

 

“You can’t demand change, you have to inspire it.”

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in movies, quotes

 

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I have no idea why this part of the song is stuck in my head… then again, yes i do.

“Everyday and night I’m so mean cuz I’mso real so I’m sorry (but I can’t change)”

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Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
William Morris
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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in quotes

 

Hello world! There should be no stopping now…

Confucius quotes (showing 1-50 of 202)
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
― Confucius

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
― Confucius

“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
― Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
― Confucius

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
― Confucius

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
― Confucius

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
― Confucius

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
― Confucius

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
― Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
― Confucius

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
― Confucius

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
― Confucius

“It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
― Confucius

“The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.”
― Confucius

“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
― Confucius

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
― Confucius

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
― Confucius

“The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”
― Confucius

“You cannot open a book without learning something.”

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
― Confucius

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”

“The funniest people are the saddest once”
― Confucius

“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
― Confucius


“Study the past if you would define the future.”
― Confucius

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”
― Confucius

“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
― Confucius

“If what one has to say is not better than silence, then one should keep silent.”
― Confucius

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
― Confucius

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”
― Confucius

“Do unto others what you want done unto you.”
― Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”
― Confucius

“A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top.”
― Confucius

“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
― Confucius

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
― Confucius

“When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
― Confucius

“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”
― Confucius

“To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”
― Confucius

“To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”
― Confucius

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
― Confucius

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
― Confucius

“To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. ”
― Confucius

“Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.”
― Confucius

“Time flows away like the water in the river. ”
― Confucius

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
― Confucius

“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.”
― Confucius

“Shall I teach you what knowledge?
When you know a thing, say that you know it;
when you do not know a thing,
admit that you do not know it.
That is knowledge”
― Confucius

“If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children. ”
― Confucius

“Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.”
― Confucius

“Have no friends not equal to yourself.” (?)
― Confucius

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in quotes, wisdom