Friday, October 23, 2009

Handbook of Living


1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince and dinner like a Beggar.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

4. Live with the 3 E's.... Energy, Enthusiasm & Empathy.

5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga and prayer.

6. Play more games.

7. Read more books than you did in 2008.

8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

9. Sleep for 7 hours.

10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.


11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.

14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.

16. Dream more while you are awake.

17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.

20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

23. Smile and laugh more.

24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


25. Call your family often.

26. Each day give something good to others.

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.

29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

30. What other people think of you is none of your business.

31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


32. Do the right thing!

33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

34. GOD heals everything.

35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

37. The best is yet to come.

38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.

39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspiration of Northern Sky

Today Al told me that my blog title 'Northern Sky' is similar to Melanie C's song. But, he has made a mistake because Melanie C's song is called Northern Star which is quite similar but not exactly the same.

In fact, the title of my blog is inspired by the song "Northern Skies" by Dido. It's a nice song with her soft angelic voice. You can listen to the song in my Play List and the lyrics are below:

I have returned to the northern skies
Where the summer hasn't touched the clouds that pass above
I have returned to the somber grace
Of days too early to come and too early to stay

And I have left a million stars
And an ocean light and clearly blue
And I have left the warmth of the sun
And a million adventures not yet begun

For once there was beauty here for me under the white northern skies
And once there was magic here for me under the white northern skies

I saw trees as green and as dark as blue
I'd break them poetry deep as roots
And now I know this lonely country
It leads me only back to the sea

For once there was beauty here for me under the white northern skies
And once there was magic here for me under the white northern skies

And once there was beauty here for me under these white northern skies
And once there was magic here for me under the white northern skies


May you find beauty, magic and inspiration by returning to Northern Sky...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal and The Nines

Last Sunday I watched the movie: The Proposal (starring Ryan reynolds and Sandra Bullock) and I would say that it is of one of the most romantic movie so far for this year 2009. I was probably laughed out loudly in the cinema as there were a lot of comedy scenes. Even though Ryan Reynolds is not very leng chai (means handsome guy in Cantonese) but I was amazed by his six-abs body. He must have really worked hard on his abs.

After watching The Proposal, I then remember I still have a DVD starring Ryan Reynolds which I haven't watch yet. I went back that night to watch this movie called The Nines. But, this movie is really a philosophical mind teaser. This movie consists of three short films, each featuring the same actors in different and sometimes overlapping roles.

The movie explores several old philosophical and theological ideas, notably about multiple universes and Leibniz's idea that this world is the best of all possible worlds. By this, it is usually meant that, as an omnipotent being, God has chosen this "version" of all possible "versions" of the world.

It is clear that lead character Gary is not equivalent to God, but as Gary is told that he is a "nine" and God is a "ten". Thus, Gary is more akin to the god-like.

This movie ended with a song from Snow Patrol called The Finish Line which really suits the movie. Try to listen to this song in my blog. Enjoy the song with lyrics below.

The earth is warm next to my ear
Insect noise is all that I hear
A magic trick makes the world disappear
The skies are dark, they're dark but they're clear
A distant motorcade and suddenly there's joy
The snow and tickertape blurs all my senses numb
It's like the finish line where everything just ends
The crack of radios seems close enough to touch
Cold water, cleaning my wounds
A side parade, with a single balloon
I'm done with this, I'm counting to ten
Blue as seas, running to them
I feel like I am watching everything from space
And in a minute I hear my name and I wake
I think the finish line's a good place we could start
Take a deep breath, take in all that you could want

Yes, I am finally done with this and I'm counting to ten...
And make a toast for change...
A better change in life and career....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Upcoming Album by Khalil Fong

My favorite R&B singer, Khalil Fong is going to release a new cover album soon in mid-August that traces his musical inspirations.

This new cover album comes after his four original albums that were greeted with critical and commercial success.

Back in 2005, the year he made his debut, Khalil already had this idea of recording a cover album that is closely tied to his days growing up, and he would give the old songs new arrangements.

The time has finally come, and this self-selected collection includes 10 songs that have influenced him most one way or another.

This is a very personal project for Khalil, as behind each of these songs there is a story for him. For instance, the first plug "Red Bean" was a song his friends used to sing in karaoke when he returned to Shanghai in his younger days.

The tracks in his upcoming album:

01. You Are The Sunshine of My Life (O.S. Stevie Wonder)
02. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You (O.S. Glenn Medeiros)
03. Bad (O.S. Michael Jackson)
04. Kwang Chiu 狂潮 (O.S. 關菊英Kwan Guk Ying)
05. La Bamba (O.S. Ritchie Valens)
06. Red Bean 紅豆 (O.S. 王菲 Faye Wang)
07. Georgia on My Mind (O.S. Ray Charles)
08. Remember 記得 (O.S. 張惠妹Amei Chang)
09. Wonderful Tonight (O.S. Eric Clapton)
10. Moon River (O.S. Andy William)

Can't wait to get my hands on this new album.
Wondering when he will come here to open his own concert...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

OBSESSED: Mariah's new song

First came the emancipation, then came energy and power, and now comes MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL, the new album by international superstar Mariah Carey, scheduled to arrive on August 25th. The first new single pick from MEMOIRS is "Obsessed," which blasts out to radio today, Tuesday, June 16th. The video for "Obsessed" will be directed by Brett Ratner. "Obsessed" was written and produced by Mariah, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who are responsible for the majority of tracks on the new album. MEMOIRS was executive-produced by Antonio "L.A." Reid.

The song, Obsessed is targeting Eminem, who recently started a beef with Carey and her husband Nick Cannon with the Relapse song "Bagpipes From Baghdad. "I was like, why are you so obsessed with me?" Carey asks before the song even begins.In "Bagpipes," Eminem rapped, "Mariah, what ever happened to us, why did we have to break up… Nick Cannon better back the f**k up. I'm not playing, I want her back, you punk." Mariah's response? "You're delusional, boy, you're losing your mind," Carey sings over choppy synths, with a dash of Auto-Tune dabbed on her voice. "It must be weed, it must be the E… Why are you so obsessed with me? Lying that you're sexing me." Carey adds some more barbs, like "Telling the world how much you miss me, but we never were so why you trippin' " and provoking the rapper with "You're a mom & pop, I'm a corporation. I'm a press conference, you're a conversation." The biting mid-tempo track is already more musically and lyrically engrossing than E=MC2's singles.

Get ready for the summer of MC!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Are you a Gold Digger?

Yesterday I read an interesting article on The Star paper about Gold Diggers. It raises a lot thoughts and tips too. Does love still matter in the 21st century? After all, marrying rich is perhaps the best way to beat recession.

There's even a song called Gold Digger by Kanye West.

How to spot a Gold Digger?

1. She wants to marry. Now. A gold digger will push for marriage fast so that she won't lose out on the opportunity with Mr. Rich.

2. She gives love. Quickly.

3. She plays the good role of a good wife. Too soon. She cooks, cleans and washes. She doesn't nag him when he goes out with the guys. Why? So she can show him exactly what a great partner she will be.

4. She makes him pay for everything. ALWAYS. Pay for her dinner. Buy her the latest designer bag. Help out with her credit card bill, her daily needs and even accommodation rental. A gold digger will have no qualms asking him for financial favours. That's what he is for anyway, right?

Can money really buy love? And what happens when Mr. Rich decides to go for a younger and more attractive gold digger?

So, are you a gold digger? How good are you? Can you spot the correct Mr. Rich?

Or else, you will end up like in the movie Priceless whereby a young gold digger (Audrey Tautou) mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender (Elmaleh) thinking he's a wealthy man. gold diggers stay away from me... I'm not your Mr. Rich.

Go and target someone else.

Thursday, June 4, 2009