Nothing Comes Free

Life is how you make it, and everything comes with a price. A deeper understanding over this subject was learnt this past week. A random new acquaintance apologised for his lack of formal education; and then said the following over beer :

Nothing comes free in this world. Everything comes with a price. If you think something is free, that’s when you’d be in trouble..

Looking at the situation he was talking about, I could not help but agree with him. Thinking of what he said and applying it in life in general, it is something worth pondering upon every now and then. 

You want to be a successful business person? You have to put in money, time, energy and so forth. You want to be good in a sport and compete but you still need to work to pay your living? You have to spend a lot of time in training, sacrificing a lot of other things that you enjoy; those glorious, artery clogging food, those hours of luxurious sleep. And oh, plenty of cash to buy the supplements that you need to keep going. 

How about in relationship? It requires a lot of understanding, patience and plenty of other things to make it work, to make it last. 

Your actions also comes with a price, the result or consequences from it. That’s just the few basic situation in life to help us see how this lesson applies. 

Yes, everything comes with a price, nothing comes free. The price does not necessarily comes in terms of monetary, but also as time, sacrifices, sweat and maybe even blood. 

What matters in the end is the question, is it worth it? Make it count. 

  

The Band’s Needs

I work with a company that runs a dive resort, and we have our own in-house band to entertain guests at night after a long day of enjoying the underwater. The band leader is very talented with guitars and have quite a nice voice to sing with too. He’s a natural entertainer.

Because of this band, I get to go and purchase musical goods; either the instruments or the parts. The latest was a guitar strap extension. I am clueless about music, but I get to learn bits and pieces from my job.

All in a day’s work. It may not be something you’re really passionate about, but if it pays your bill, learn to enjoy your work.

This Feeling Inside …

Clicking away and watching Youtube, and found the X-Factor UK Audition for Janet Devlin. Such a sweet, angelic voice. Searched for her take on the same song, found the following, love it too!

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they’ve got me quite cross
But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song
It’s for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Into The New Chapter: 2015

As the night faded away, so did all the all the minutes, hours, days, weeks and months. We have turned another page. A new chapter of life has begun; the first day of 2015, January 1st is here.

2014 was a common year; there were 365 days that we lived through. Personally, it was a 365 days of revelation, of learning and of growing. The struggles that taught and willed me to be strong, and convinced me of my capabilities to survive on my own through many trying times to come. Of course, we all need that few important people in our lives for their support and encouragements to be able to trudge through the hardship moments. And I definitely really know who they are! The few individuals that will stand by my side through thick and thin; lending a hand when I need them, pulling me up when I fall, urging me on when I lag behind and cheering with me during good times.

Watching certain individuals walked their lives throughout the year, I learned too.

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The very significant lesson was to know what and who is important to you in life. Once you have identify these two, life becomes less complicated. We do not have to concern ourselves if it does not fall into these categories. When you live your life to your own expectation, and not to someone else’s; and you do not care of what people think of you and only focuses on what you want to do, happiness is easier to attain. A much better quality of life to live.

In doing this, you will realise who have been using you as their stepping stones; no, make that their zombie army, to get things done their way for their personal gain. You have no value to this kind, they are ready to slaughter you anytime just so they can cover and cushions their asses! Calling and claiming you with a better name to your face; their friend, their family but truth is, you are that useless, brainless zombie that can be thrown into the fire once you suddenly sprout a brain and realisation sets upon you.

Do yourself a favour. Kindly and quietly remove yourself away from these Decepticons. They will eat your brains, your souls and everything there are to you until you fall into oblivions and forgets that you are an individual with a life of your own. Follow your own path. Watch them unfold the untold stories themselves. Maybe, you can get the popcorn ready too. Make sure to add in plenty of butter and caramel if you do. Self-destruction is common when priority is misplaced. So it might turn out to be a good show afterall.

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There were plenty of good stuff happened that tipped the scale to a positive 2014 too. All those little things mattered. Counted my blessings instead. Visited a place out of a whim, Nepal, and thank you to my friend for the generous vacation. Experienced high altitude sickness; it was no fun but it was an experienced not to be missed. Having Rocket in my care was a great finish to close the chapter.

Knowing that I do not have to stoop to begging to make things happen, need not lie and cheat nor trample upon any individuals along the way to achieve my goals in life – that sets my inner peace free. Happiness is all I seek, and I found them abundantly throughout the year.

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2015: May this year be filled with happiness, love, understanding, good health, prosperity and bright throughout. Whatever this year have in store for me, I only know that I will make it through and taking it all one day at a time.

Wishing you a great, adventure-filled Happy New Year! Cheers to yourself and life!

Shopping Time

Christmas, the jolly holiday with music, sweet smell of cinnamon fills the air and pretty decorations in the neighborhood and the malls. It’s the time of the year that brings out the generosity in us. Time to give and time to receive, too. Giving our loved ones some presents as part of the traditional Christmas. So, what have you got in mind?

For those who are into musical instruments, you can get some hot deals online. There’s plenty of sales ongoing starting from the Black Friday onwards. Everything with a click of the mouse. Some would prefer to go to the malls and touch and tries on everything. Plenty of ways to shop for Christmas presents nowadays, almost no boundaries for things that you might want to fill the socks with.

Whatever rocks your boat, happy shopping! Just don’t go overboard with the shopping :)