Work is Toil

We all have our commitments to our work.

We stay focus on the task at hand.

We avoid every negligence and mistake.

We plan our way around so that we can have a smooth run to the end.

We seek cooperation and team work at time.

We want quality outcomes with maximum profits.

Work is really an achievement of goals.

But many a time, work becomes very boring....

... when we cannot do the things we want.

... when we don't have the necessary facilities and equipments.

... when we don't have enough manpower.

... when we don't have the necessary cooperation.

And work can be very depressing ....

... when no one appreciates what we are doing.

... when there is no forthcoming remuneration.

... when it is just plain hard work and toil.

But work can be fun when we look more on the positive side of things...

Till then, let's keep our grievances among ourselves....

And don't bring them home....

Please.... everyone at home needs a little rest.

Missing Mother's Love

The kind and careful thought of a mother is often taken for granted.

The overwhelming love and concern of a mother is often not appreciated.

The wise words and the good deeds of a mother are often gone unnoticed.

Gone are the days when many will return their mother’s love and care.

Gone are the days when many will pay frequent visits to their mother.

Gone are the days when everyone will have the patience sitting down and talking closely with their mother.

Those who have often retaliated and quarreled with their mother seldom notice the helpless tears in their mother’s eyes.

Those who have often neglected doing housework seldom know that their hardworking mother already has backache and weak legs and knees.

And those spoiled children who have often depended on their mother seldom look into the dark rings and eye bags of their mother’s eyes due to many sleepless nights taking good care of them.

And that are what many of us do and still do....

.......Waiting for tasty and delicious food and drink to be laid nicely on the dining table.

.......Waiting for the rooms to be cleaned and tidied for our sleep and rest.

.......Waiting and waiting..... for everything to be taken care of.

.... then those soft footsteps as our mother wakes up in the middle of the night and walks to our bedroom, covers us with blankets, and closes the windows for us when the air is chilly and cold, and when the rain beats against the windows.......

Oh.......Thank you mother..... How I wish I have realized earlier...... Now that you are gone.....

Computer Woe

Last night my daughter told me that her computer was unable to boot up.

My initial reaction was to feel annoyed, because I had got so fed up of bringing computers back to the shop for repair.

I told myself to be calm and contemplated what to do.

I might not be a computer wizard or expert but I did have some basic knowledge about computer.

I went to her room and examined her computer. Her computer would not boot up to the window screen. And the keyboard was not detected and so was unable to function.

I knew there was nothing I could do except to open up the computer casing.

I asked my wife whether the computer was still under warranty.

We checked the invoice and discovered that it was bought less than a year ago.

Yeah, it was still under warranty.

So I decided not to open it up. We would send it for service during the weekend.

We had a spare computer and my daughter continued to play her Facebook's games there instead.

Everything remained calm and we continued with our other agenda: to book a return ticket for my other daughter for her holidays back home.

And that was our quiet family life when we worked as one. It was that simple and we were contented.

And it would continue to be so if we always got everything under control and not easily provoked.

May the LORD God be with us. Amen.

Getting Organized

Getting organized with my life hasn't been that easy after all.

For the past many years, my life has been pretty unorganized.

I used to act on impulses and not after careful contemplation and reflection.

Decisions are often made on an ad hoc basis and based on personal preferences and popular demands.

Over the years, I must have done many things wrongly and less satisfactory. I must have hurt many others because of my insistence on doing things my ways.

I remembered I used to have a popular excuse, "We cannot please everyone."

But then, I realized that sometimes I was over sensitive about certain things.

I was over emotional; I feel things deeply and personally when it doesn't have to be that way.

I was over zealous in my beliefs, always wanting others to listen to me.

I was over relying on others on getting things done, only to realize that the outcomes were not as I wished.

Maybe I need to getting things organized.

Maybe I need to do most of the things myself.

It is just that – How to start get things organized?

Why 3 in 1 Disaster?

Lately, natural disasters like the earthquakes, the tsunamis, and the typhoons have really caused much heart aches and pains to many. It is so saddening to hear that they all occurred on the same day in the same place at the same time.

One is bad enough... but now 2 in 1.... 3 in 1....

And before this, the long draughts, the devastating hurricanes and floods, the deadly diseases....

Heaven knows just how bad it will continue to be......

Many are talking about the end of the world....

It is disheartening and distressing to see and hear people shriek and scream out loud on the TV screen. Many break out in tears and weep along.

The forewarned signs were bad enough.... Surely we must not wait until it is 6 in 1 or 10 in 1.... Where will we hide?

I have no answer to all the disasters around us.

Oh, God be merciful to us and spare us His wrath.