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Archive for April, 2007

Time

Just when I started to get to know some of the new cast members from 07, it’s time for them to leave. Time… never seem enough, isn’t it? I really enjoy the time I spend with them. I am sad about the fact that I don’t have more time but I am happy that at least I met them.

It was a great week, we got about 3000 Euros from the show that we donate to the local non-profit organization. CI went really well and admission, too. Though it was a little too much to get up to go to Norden (2 hours away from Bremen) but the fact doing a workshop with 80 students ago from 13 ~ 18 was an amazing accomplishment for Katrin, Tina, and I. We even got 10 of them to come to the show, that for us was unbelievable.

Many media shown up as promised, which was great for Up with People earning some news coverage. Funny feeling that I got to be in the paper again. Here are the link

http://www.nwzonline.de/index_regionalausgaben_artikel.php?NWZRessort=yMCRpLanhbm1uK+3v6KstnyDfcFo&C=0&id=1298718

Wind


My Sixth Sense

Somehow, I got this feeling that some people are mad at me… and avoiding me… But I just don’t know what I have done wrong. Maybe it’s just a feeling… I personally like to think myself as a person who can take criticism and I do apologize when I have done something wrong. Maybe I am not that person that I think I am. That’s why I need to hear the opposite opinion.

Of course, there was one time that I gone berserk… I felt really guilty afterwards and I did apologize… Anyway, the point I am trying to make is. If you have problem with me, let me know. Even if you won’t ever forgive me ever, I still get the chance to change for the others. Not everyone appreciates honesty but I think I do.

Oh, one more thing… I want to give my blessing to my friends, Johnson and Welbeck who both recently got married to their lovely wifes. I am truly happy for the both of them to find their other half of life.

Wind


Strange Feeling

I am preparing for a quiz tomorrow… There are quite some stuff to cover but I have spent quite some time reading and doing my best to understand it. Now I am reaching a point that I think I know the stuff but at the same time, I don’t… It’s a really strange feeling, I must say… It’s like I am prepared but yet not. I guess I will just keep on studying until the quiz then forget about it afterwards

Otherwise, what’s up with life? Life is busy at this moment, Cast A 2007 is coming next week and Tsvety, her advance team (Ivens and Margux), and I have been quite occupied with the matter. Most stuff are already set like host family, facility, CI, and meals. Now it’s more like the promotion part, the hardest part I would say. So far we got Radio Bremen, Bremen Vier, and Energy Radio who are for sure helping us out with media coverage. I have contacted RTL (one of the main TV channel in Germany) and their evening news has shown interest and also OK Bremen (another TV/Radio thing). Let’s just hope that we could get more media coverage, that would be awesome.

Of course, I took the advance team to do some interact and presentation as well. It was pretty good. I also started preparing to apply my Q-Visa for US so I will be able to be a road staff the coming year. A little stressed with the long "To Do List" but it will be over soon…

Wind


Some More Quote

"Sitting at home, staring at the ceiling and just wishing that I had someone to talk to. While none of you idiots realize how lucky you are."

"When you actually find someone you care about. It’s important to let go the little things, even if you can’t let go all the way. Because nothing sucks more than being all alone. No matter how many people are around you."

Wind


For One More Day

I recently read a book called "For One More Day" written by one of my favorite writer "Mitch Albom" who also wrote "Tuesday with Morrie." I was really inspired.
A few lines that really open my eyes and help me to realize a few things. Here they are:
"Children forget that sometimes. They think of themselves as a burden instead of a wish granted."
"People want you to hurt the way they are hurt."
As to why… I won’t explain because it’s quite personal but maybe you would have some thoughts of yours, if you wish to share, you are most welcome.
Some update about my life. So I had a little trouble with the university which I will have to take care next week so I could actually graduate. Hopefully it would be ok. Otherwise, I have two job offers from Up with People already for next year. Really comforting to have a plan, though all the moving and things would not be easy but I am really looking forward.
Wind

The Ten Indian Commandments

Some of you asked me why I write many entries that do not relate much about my current life. I guess it’s because I wish to inspire people. One, two, the number doesn’t matter but if I could inspire one person, that would be more than enough.
 
Here is the "The Ten Indian Commandments" which I recently learned and found very interesting because it is so close to my own principle of living my life.
 
THE TEN INDIAN COMMANDMENTS:
 
  • REMAIN CLOSE TO THE GREAT SPIRIT
  • SHOW GREAT RESPECT FOR YOUR FELLOW BEING
  • GIVE ASSISTANCE AND KINDNESS WHEREVER NEEDED
  • BE TRUTHFUL AND HONEST AT ALL TIMES
  • DO WHAT YOU KNOW TO BE RIGHT
  • LOOK AFTER THE WELLBEING OF MIND AND BODY
  • TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTION
  • DEDICATE A SHARE OF YOUR EFFORT TO THE GREATER GOOD
  • WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MANKIND

Wind