Archive for April 20, 2007

24 Benefits of Being Cheerful

April 20, 2007

How can you afford not to be cheerful?

You get all these benefits by being cheerful, joyful and happy:

1. Helps you relax.

2. Helps you generate more ideas.

3. Solves problems easier.

4. Makes you more new friends.

5. Gets you more dates.

6. Increases your attractiveness.

7. Turns enemies into friendships.

8. Helps in resolving misunderstandings.

9. Builds deeper relationships.

10. Increases your immunity.

11. Recovers from illness faster.

12. Makes pain and sadness easier to bear.

13. Makes guys filled with increased vitality. (and ladies too.)

14. Makes ladies more beautiful. (and guys more handsome)

15. Increases your charisma and charm.

16. Makes you more money and increases your wealth.

17. Keeps you strong in all aspects, (physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually, financially and others)

18. Makes work more enjoyable.

19. Makes tough challenges easier to bear

20. Makes life more meaningful and purposeful.

21. Prolong your life.

22. Makes your family, your community and the world a better place to live.

23. Makes you Excel Beyond Excellence

24. Being cheerful makes your loved ones cheerful too…
… and they will ALSO GET ALL the above benefits of being cheerful!

Cheerfulness is free. It is infectious. Spread the cheer around!

Cheers! 🙂

A Saying for Those Taking Exams

April 20, 2007

For those taking examinations:

A chicken essence a day keeps the exam blues away.

Best wishes to you!

Remembering Roots

April 20, 2007

It’s always a joy for me to return to my various Alma maters, the schools that have educated me and had a significant influence in my life. A joy to remember the past and a joy to know how much the schools have changed.

Yesterday, I went back to one of my alma mater, The National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on a lunch invitation by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Tan. Over there, I met the Dean, the Assistant Dean, the Department professors, some of the Deanery staff and a few of other Alumnus of the NUS Arts Faculty, who have themselves become distinguished figures of society. It was indeed wonderful catching up and sharing what has progressed over the years.

As I stepped into the university building, it was very much like home-coming. After all, when I was in NUS, I had spent quite a number of times staying overnight in the university painting banners, setting up exhibits, running projects and having meetings. I can still remember researching and studying in the library, staying up to the closing minutes. I could also almost recall and hear the chit-chatting that my friends and I had in a quiet corner of the study table. These memories brought a smile to my face. 🙂

Wherever we are at now, we had to begin from somewhere. Our roots of beginning can set the direction to where we are going. It is for us and our destiny to learn and acquire as much knowledge and wisdom as possible so that we may be better equipped to face the challenges of life.

For me, my roots represent a part of me that make me the way I am. As I observe the world at large and discover the on-going transformation, my roots keeps my foundation firm. It also opens up my thoughts, my perspectives of life and beyond, encouraging me on and face issues with boldness. To me, education is precious and vital, and I never take it for granted.

When I left the university after lunch, I took in a deep breath of air filled with exhilaration. I recollected my thoughts of university days and a sense of satisfaction enveloped me. Remembering my roots reinforces my life and allows me a positive way to contribute in return, to school and to society.

Home-coming is a joy indeed. I will be back soon.