Monthly Archives: March 2015

I see a world with you

Busy with project, presentation and plans. Great to be busy doing good things, but still… tired. It would be great to have you stay next to me now, to be my motivation, to be my encouragement, to be in my arms every night.

Let’s hit the road and throw out the map

Wherever we go, we won’t look back

Cause we’re going places and we’re going there fast

And let’s move to Paris and get ourselves a loft

Let’s live in squalor, and spare no cost

Let’s throw caution to the wind and start over again

Think how many doors we’ll open

Just as many stars are shining

Who knows where we’re going

Yeah who knows what we’ll find

I want to see the world the way

I see a world with you

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Rather than indicating failure, relationship endings are often signs that a developmental task has been successfully completed. Many people cause themselves an enormous amount of heartache when their wounded personalities lock. Then instead of using the relationship as a vessel for growth, they cut bait (break up) and toss the fish (a partner) back into the sea.

From “The passion principle” – Donna LeBlance

How old can you still study a foreign language

Do you think that when you get older, you can’t study anything by your bad memory or any reasons. Look at this picture below and swallow your excuses.

They are studying Chinese from 0 (That means the very basic words). Seeing how take class everyday and actively do their homework everything boosts me up and give my motivation.

Grandfather and grandmother studying Chinese from 0

15 ways to become a better person

1. Compliment Yourself

Every morning before you go on with your daily routine, take a couple of minutes to give yourself a compliment. Whether you compliment your outfit, haircut, or how you recently completed a task using your unique skill sets, giving yourself a little emotional boost will make you happy. And, when you’re happy with yourself, that emotion can be contagious to those around you. Inspirational speaker Tony Robbins has a mantra he says aloud to himself most days to put him in a peak performance state.

2. Don’t Make Excuses

Blaming your spouse, boss, or clients is fruitless and won’t get you very far. Instead of pointing fingers and making excuses about why you aren’t happy or successful in your personal or professional life, own your mistakes and learn from them. When you do this, you will become a better person. When I personally started living up to my mistakes and downfalls, my life turned itself around. I became happier and healthier, and my relationship with my wife improved. We are happier than ever.

3. Let Go of Anger

Letting go of anger is easier said than done. While anger is a perfectly normal emotion, you can’t let it fester. When this happens, you may make unwise decisions, and more important, it may affect your health. Research suggests pent up anger can cause digestive problems, difficulty sleeping, and even heart disease.

To help you let go of anger, Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD, suggests you write your feelings down, pray or meditate, or begin to manage your thoughts.

4. Practice Forgiveness

Joyce Marter, LCPC, suggests you forgive and let go of resentment. She notes, “If for no other reason than for yourself, forgive to untether yourself from the negative experiences of the past. Take time to meditate, and give thanks for the wisdom and knowledge gained from your suffering. Practice the mantra, ‘I forgive you and I release you.'”

5. Be Honest and Direct

How would you feel if a loved one or business partner lied to you? Chances are you would see that as a violation of your trust. If you want to be a better person in either your personal or professional life, you should always tell the truth and state as clearly as possible what you are trying to convey. Learn to articulate your thoughts, feelings, and ideas in an open and honest manner.

6. Be Helpful

Whether giving up your seat to an elderly person on the subway, assisting a co-worker on a project, or carrying in the groceries when your spouse comes back from the store, being helpful is one of the easiest and most effective ways to practice becoming a better person. I find that the more I help others, the better I feel about myself and everyone around me.

7. Listen to Others

As Jeet Banerjee notes on Lifehack, “listening to people and giving everyone a voice is one of the greatest things you can do.” He adds that he “got to meet some of the most amazing people, close some of the biggest deals, and develop connections that will last me a lifetime all because I took time to listen to people. Being a good listener can change your life in a positive manner.”

8. Act Locally

It may not seem like a big deal, but supporting a local cause, donating clothes, or buying from local farmers’ markets or businesses are simple ways you can help your specific region. You may not be able to save the world, but you very well could make a difference in your neck of the woods. Get to know and care about your community.

9. Always Be Polite

How much effort does it take to say, “Thank you,” or to hold the elevator door open for someone? Not much at all. However, these acts of kindness can make someone’s day. I decided a few years ago that it doesn’t matter if someone is ultra rude, condescending, or worse. The way someone else behaves is not going to determine my behavior.

10. Be Yourself

Tiffany Mason has five excellent reasons on Lifehack why you should be yourself. These include being able to align yourself with your values and beliefs, establish your identity, build courage, create boundaries, and find focus and direction.

11. Be Open to Change

Whether trying a new restaurant, traveling to an unknown part of the world, or doing something that has always scared you, you should always be open to change. This allows you to grow because you experience something new. It helps you be high functioning and self-confident if you are not wary of change.

12. Be Respectful

How would you feel if you had just cleaned your home and someone came in and tracked mud everywhere? You’d probably be a little ticked that they hadn’t taken off their shoes. Take this mentality and apply it to everyday life. For example, don’t toss your trash or cigarette butts on the floor of public restrooms or sidewalks just because someone else will clean it up. Be respectful of others’ time, thoughts, ideas, lifestyles, feelings, work, and everything else. You don’t have to agree with any of it, but people have a right to their opinions and yours is not necessarily correct.

13. Don’t Show Up Empty-handed

Going to a party this weekend at your friend’s apartment? Make sure you don’t arrive empty-handed. Even if you’ve been assured that there will be plenty of food and drink, bring along a little something to show you appreciate being invited.

14. Educate Yourself

If you don’t understand why one country is invading another, take the time to educate yourself on the current event. Ask a person intimately connected with the event for his or her thoughts. Remember, we’re all interconnected, and being aware of different cultures, different people, and what their lives are like can make you a more well-rounded individual. This will also help you understand points of view different from your own.

15. Surprise People

How good does it feel to make someone smile? It feels pretty good, right? Surprise your loved ones or co-workers now and then, with a gift, a night out on the town, or by offering help when you know they could use it.

Becoming a better person doesn’t happen overnight, but it is possible. Believe in yourself and know that it is possible!

What other tips have you found useful for becoming a better person?

Read more:  http://www.inc.com/john-rampton/15-ways-to-become-a-better-person.html#ixzz3UqhdXmSN

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Silence

I have the impression that many of us are afraid of silence. We’re always taking in something—text, music, radio, television, or thoughts—to occupy the space. If quiet and space are so important for our happiness, why don’t we make more room for them in our lives?

We can feel lonely even when we’re surrounded by many people. We are lonely together. There is a vacuum inside us. We don’t feel comfortable with that vacuum, so we try to fill it up or make it go away. Technology supplies us with many devices that allow us to “stay connected.” These days, we are always “connected,” but we continue to feel lonely. We check incoming e-mail and social media sites multiple times a day. We e-mail or post one message after another. We want to share; we want to receive. We busy ourselves all day long in an effort to connect.

What are we so afraid of? We may feel an inner void, a sense of isolation, of sorrow, of restlessness. We may feel desolate and unloved. We may feel that we lack something important. Some of these feelings are very old and have been with us always, underneath all our doing and our thinking. Having plenty of stimuli makes it easy for us to distract ourselves from what we’re feeling. But when there is silence, all these things present themselves clearly.
Practice: Nourishing

When feeling lonely or anxious, most of us have the habit of looking for distractions, which often leads to some form of unwholesome consumption—whether eating a snack in the absence of hunger, mindlessly surfing the Internet, going on a drive, or reading. Conscious breathing is a good way to nourish body and mind with mindfulness. After a mindful breath or two, you may have less desire to fill yourself up or distract yourself. Your body and mind come back together and both are nourished by your mindfulness of breathing. Your breath will naturally grow more relaxed and help the tension in your body to be released.

Coming back to conscious breathing will give you a nourishing break. It will also make your mindfulness stronger, so when you want to look into your anxiety or other emotions you’ll have the calm and concentration to be able to do so.

Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in.
Breathing out, I know I’m breathing out.
(In. Out.)
Breathing in, my breath grows deep.
Breathing out, my breath grows slow.
(Deep. Slow.)

Breathing in, I’m aware of my body.
Breathing out, I calm my body.
(Aware of body. Calming.)

Breathing in, I smile.
Breathing out, I release.
(Smile. Release.)

Breathing in, I dwell in the present moment.
Breathing out, I enjoy the present moment.
(Present moment. Enjoy.)

– Thich Nhat Hanh / Silence

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Apple just released a great new Macbook and costly Apple Watch!

I’m impressed and attracted to the design philosophy and also how “smart” and beautiful Apple devices are. With the new release today for the new Macbook and Apple Watch.

The new macbook

The new macbook

For me, the new Macbook is really stunning for its thinnest, lightest, redesigned keyboard and appearance, longer battery, and especially for its Retina Display.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

But the Apple Watch is totally wasting-money watch. Some reasons:

– It works along with iPhone. With a tiny screen, how it could be comfortable to read news, check things while you have to bring your iPhone along.

– The most terrible thing: The battery just lasts until 18 hours so you have to charge not only your iPhone but also Apple Watch everyday. I used to use Nike fuel band, its battery lasts for about 3-4 days but charging it often just makes my life waste more time and complicated.

– Waste more time and make your life more complicated. Yes, I just said it. People nowadays is being disturbed and “robotted” when they keep checking their Facebook, reading news, doing stuffs on their smartphone every minute. Get on a bus or metro/subway and see. So having more a “smart” watch, I feel it won’t help your life better and more convenient, just make your life more isolated.

– Finally, for me, somehow Apple Watch is just a playing-around and showing-off stuff. And the new Macbook completely got my attention.

This is the interesting link to see one reason of Apple devices’s success : http://www.businessinsider.com/the-apple-watch-and-product-signalling-2015-3

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No smartphone, No electronic devices 1 hour before bed

This video is talking about the reason you shouldn’t use your smartphone, or electronic devices on your bed before going to sleep. So one hour before bed, take off your smartphone, read some books or chat around with your lover!

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“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

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Mỗi lần vừa về tới nhà, mình hay thích đứng trước quầy tạp hoá nhỏ của nhà mình, hô lớn lên: “Bán đồ đi ông Chiến, bà Chiến “. Thế rồi ba hoặc mẹ lật đật chạy ra bán đồ cho khách như mỗi khi có người mua đồ, rồi phát hiện “thằng mua đồ giả tạo” rồi cười phá lên: “Thằng Hiệp về rồi” sau đó gáng dụ dỗ mình ăn trái cây,ăn này ăn nọ.

Mỗi lần đi xa nhà, mẹ cố kêu mang thêm chút trái cây, nước đi đường. Gạt qua ngại ngùng thể hiện tình cảm trước mặt của một đứa con trai, chủ động ôm mẹ một cái thật chặt rồi lại nhảy lên xe rời nhà để xe lăn bánh tiếp tự mình đi xây dựng cuộc sống riêng.

Điều quan trọng mong nhất cho cha mẹ là sức khoẻ và bình an.

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