Monday, July 28, 2008
Today I am hit by one. A dilemma. .. . from a situation which that I've started several years ago. I got involved in a 'financial career path' which I wasn't sure if I really wanted to venture into. Somehow after a few trainings, I feel that it was doable and along the way, I got excited at the prospect. It seemed so easy, yes of course, when you are convinced that its something you wanted to do. Quite a lucrative venture, and with a 'great and friendly' team, what could go wrong?
I did quite a number of prospecting for new trainees. They saw the potentials. And we learned and worked together. Things seems to be going so well. We even had fun....at least for me. I even got promoted to one level higher. Somehow priorities change. While it was a fairly good career path, I do have other responsibilities and obligations. In fact, before my friend called me regarding this venture, I had just relinquished all other prior activities. Which was why I wasn't too sure if I should get involved in anything else at all. Somehow I got 'convinced' by the team. I was willing to try it out, unaware of the culture sets within the organisation.
The 'culture' I was referring to surfaced soon after my friend suddenly decided to be involved in a business. She decided not to concerntrate in just this venture, and 'declare' it to all. That was the biggest mistake ever. Soon, she was asked to relinquish her whole team. And most of us, the newbies, were confused. But we stayed on. We still question, though, what happened to TLC they so preaches? What happened to Big Heart?
After about a year, when I feel its time for me to proritize other things for my family, history was about to repeat itself. However, learning lessons from my friend, I stood firm, and carry on with my decision without letting off any of my team. Hey....there are such things as 'agreement', 'consent' and 'signature'.
A couple of years down the road, I remained an inactive agent with a very active double team. They remained strong and growing. Slow and steady. This somehow creates another situation where some interested party were not too happy with my situation. Not directly, but attempts were made that these people be transfered away from me to their direct team.
I have to make a decision. One, just let my inactivity be, que sera, sera... or plan something. It has to be in line with my priorities. The question is, am I willing to make that change?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Now I have added another interest, which is gardening. I've a few success stories in gardening, so far. My pineapple crowns are sprouting, just waiting to be 'grounded'. My papaya seedlings are growing healthily. The lime, kaffir lime and lemongrass plants are all in 'pink of health' or rather 'green of health'?
And lately, I've advance a stage further. Garden maintenance. Way to go...! Since this is also goint to be part of an exercise routine, I decided to mow my own lawn...hahaha....no kidding!
These are my powerful weapons .....er, garden tools.
I was so excited when my garden tools actually works. The manual lawn mower I last seen was an old rusty one, when I was a kid. Hey, its quite light and effective actually. Then for the edges, the electrical trimmer. Works fine, too, but...... Lets see the results, so far.
My successful attempts...
But along the way, some disastrous results.....eeeek!!
Oh well, if I were to make too many damages to my garden, I'll call the 'professional' grass cutter the next time.
Hahaha...Have a great Day!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
But at one point of my life, when I learn about the power of dreams and visualisation, I started collecting pictures of cats. I have always wanted to have that cute long-haired persian cats, especially the fiery red or orange coloured cats, so I copied from books, magazines and especially from the internet. Below are some of the pictures I have collected handy to post here.
Then one day I 'forced' a friend to donate me a Persian cat. The full story here and here. It grew from one cat to a family of six. Candy, Oreo, Minty, Pepsi, Muffin and Toffee. Over the period of 5 years, I am left with Oreo and Minty. Father and son. Still, there were no signs of Orange cats. Yet, I did not intend to add anymore cats just then. Minty is smokey grey and Oreo is cream cameo, and on top of that, both are male cats. I don't see a new orange offspring coming.
Then, an incident happened which twist the whole cat story around. The story here and here.
Friday, July 11, 2008
It was beautiful, not only the houses, yes there are two of them, next to each other. One of the houses are not ready yet, but the other one is ready for occupation by this weekend. The scenery was breath-taking. Hilly and green. It was so peaceful and calm, and so serene. Further down, there's a lake where one can do fishing.
The houses are colonial style, practically nostalgic. Kind of reminds me of the old government quarters, with a new modern twist, of course.
It comes with their own private driveway, about 0.3km run, since these are the only 2 houses 'occupying' the road. Amazing!
But the best thing of all, is the orchard surrounding it, especially the durians! My favourite!! There are big trees and small trees. Some of them, even I can reach. Its been a while since I last went to a dusun and boy, was I really excited if you could live in one.
I am so happy and proud of her. I knew her for quite some time, and basically knows that she's gone through thick and thin.
And guess what? This is one of her dreams fulfilled! She applies 'The Secret' principles and The Law of Atrraction. And I need to dream bigger....!
To my dear friend, a big Congratulations!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This one looks real yummy, isn't it? Well...it was!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Then, after a couple more days, I took a peek again. There are more of them, and those sprouting earlier seems to grow stronger! Yep, papayas, alright! In my recycled flower pot.
After a few more readings on the next step, I discovered another school of thought, that you shouldn't grow them in pots or nursery bags, but the location where you want them grow. Oh well, too late for that. I'll make do with this current arrangement.
I just need to transfer them to the location. At first my intention is just to replant one or two plants only and hopefully they are male and female, but not according to that source. I need to plant several, and in my case, maybe all. Then once they grew and you can identify the male/female from their flowers, then you can remove the unwanted ones. The flowers of the male and female plants below.
The Female Plant. The flowers are in singles in a stem.
The male plant. There a several smaller flowers a stem.
You need both male and female plant for the papaya to fruit. Otherwise they will just bear flowers and will not fruit. You need only one male plant to fruit ten female plants.
Ok, my next project, I decided is pinapples!