Friday, February 17, 2006

"Get Your Priorities Straight"

Found this article below... and i think it's quite interesting =)

Once at workshop, a time management expert stood in front of the group he was presenting to and said, "Okay, time for a quiz."

He pulled out a one-gallon, wide mouthed mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced a dozen large rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?" Everyone in the group answered, "Yes."

He replied, "Really?"

He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. Then he proceeded to pour the gravel into the jar. He shook the jar, causing the pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the rocks. He continued to do this until no more gravel could fit. Then he asked once more, "Is the jar full?"

By this time, the group was onto him. "Probably not," one of them answered. "Good!" he replied.

He reached under the table, brought out a bucket of sand and started dumping the sand in. It went into all the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more, he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"

"No!" the group shouted.

Once again he said, "Good!"

Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. He looked up at the group and asked, "All right, what is the point of this illustration?" One business professional raised her hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard, you can always fit more things into it!"

"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point. The point is that if you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all."

What are the big rocks in your life? More time with your loved ones? Advancement in your education? Business growth? Greater wealth? Something else that you've always wanted to accomplish?

If you don't take the time to prioritize (put your major goals in first), then all your time will be used up by less important things.

Make an appointment with yourself today to think about and reflect on this story. Ask yourself the question: What are the major goals in my life or business? Then, remember to put these major goals in first, or you'll never get them in at all.

by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now! Web site.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Interesting Sites

Husband Store in NYC

Tsk tsk tsk... Double entry...
Check out Husband Store!

26th Feb 2008 Update: Both has comments - that's why I haven't deleted this post...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

~ happy valentine's day ~

la la la la *singing happily in the spirit of valentine's day*
happy val's day... i'm a strong believer in that you don't have to be in a 'romantic relationship' to enjoy valentine's day... =D well, i know i'm not in a good position to say that since sugi's back in Melbourne now... but still, for all singles out there, i sincerely hope you are having as much fun as those with partners!!! =D
so... hopefully everyone is getting some lovin from partner, family, and friends or maybe from a stranger? =) la la la =)
la la la la la la

Monday, February 13, 2006

"Seize the challenges"

You have survived every single challenge that has come your way. And when you look back on the things you've done, it is clear that not only have you survived those challenges, they have caused you to learn, to grow, to become stronger.

Challenge is difficult, and it is valuable as well. Challenge can energize. Challenge can focus. Challenge can turn mere passing interest into rock solid commitment. It can turn mediocre into exceptional. In the long run, challenge pays off with big rewards.

One of the surest ways to move your life forward is through challenge. Sometimes the challenges are forced upon you. But you don't have to wait for challenges to come your way.

Seek out challenges for the value they offer. Improve the quality of your life by increasing the level of your challenges. You've already made it through a lifetime of challenges. Continue to find more that will move you ahead and compel you to become even stronger. Seize the challenges and you'll grasp your dreams.

Copyright Ralph S. Marston, Jr. Used by permission. From The Daily Motivator® at

Monday, February 06, 2006


so, when i went to Vic Garden with lia, she talked bout this maggie market game.. sounds kinda cute so i checked it out... nice =) kinda similar to Diner Dash... but i find this is a tad more difficult... the prob is.. it doesn't have restart button, so when u did something wrong n feel like restarting, u sort of have to refresh the page - which takes a while OR wait until ur time runs out... hehe

was browsing Boncu's blog ... all of a sudden see this clock thing that he got.. nice =) check the link out... it's kinda cute =) hehe so.. thanks cu =)

definition: mazel tov

Heard the word from one of the oc's episode... Episode 310 -“The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah”... Sandy Cohen said the word to Ryan Etwood after his Bar Mitzvah... =) it's really fun to learn new things from watching tv series... =)


ma·zel tov also ma·zal tov (mä'zəl tôf', tôv', tōv') pronunciation

Used to express congratulations or best wishes.


Mazeltov is a Yiddish word meaning "good luck". Like other blessings it is often said frequently and sometimes loudly at Jewish weddings.

Ref: mazel tov

Saturday, February 04, 2006


in Cosmo, there's this quiz bout getting to know ourselves through our friends... i was to ask my friends couple questions which will reveal more bout myself...
one of the question was 'what am i constantly whinging bout...'
and when i asked deasy, she said that 'you're always complaining that u're running out of time...' then when i think bout it.. that's so true.. i've always complaint bout time.. not having enough time... but i've never done anything bout it... it has been like that for the past 4 years at least.. but i stay on whinging and whinging and just do nothing... i keep on adding stuffs to my to-do list... my have-to-try list... but i rarely cross them off... so, this year... gotta do something bout that =) hehehe

Friday, February 03, 2006

a quote on Life

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-- Buddha

PS. *grrrrr* how come my blockquote doesn't looks nothing like Zen's!!! *LOL*