As we grow up we learn new things and meet new people – all the time. Both of which changes what we used to believe in and more amazingly changes our character as well. When I started this blog, I just wanted to share myself with the rest of the world. Obviously, at that time I was eager to express myself and what I think.
Why I picked ‘Celebrating Life’ as the blog’s title? I heard it during a public speaking competition and I kind of like the notion. ‘Living Life’ is like to go on with the flow but ‘Celebrating Life’ is like enjoying your life’s journey wherever it takes you.
I think the spirit of the blog has not changed. But, the way I look at things now is certainly different. In the past, I like to define the things that I want to do or say – making sure people understood me. Yet, over these years, I began to learn the opposite.
People is fascinating either you meet the good or the nasty ones. Their histories that shaped them are a collective experience more valuable than a thousand books. To be able to access that is not only a privilege but also an honour.
So what is really the meaning of ‘Celebrating Life’?
Honestly, I must admit that I don’t know. What is next? I have a career, a car, a house, a loving family and friends. Although I need to enjoy them more than I did, something about the future really made me hollow.
What is the next great challenge? Why I have not dedicated my energy and youth to that course? What are those courses? What will I become?
These questions bugged me. Somehow I need to find a higher purpose. Perhaps this is mid-life crisis. Ha-ha. Funny because isn’t it too early for me? I guess my brain and soul is older than my physical body.
Religion and Business are the two main areas where I want to excel. The question now is how?
Lirik Lagu One Thousand Million Smiles – Sudirman
There’s a gift I’d like to give you
That can’t be bought or sold
A ray of sunshine across the waters
That comes straight from the soul
Let us join our hands together
To bind the colours of our skin
A rainbow under GOD’s Great heaven
A sign that love will always win
One thousand million smiles
I bring toy across the miles
In my land of sunshine
Or in your land of snow
Makes no difference where you are
If you let your feeling show
One thousand million ways
To love each other every day
For the poet and the old man
For the mother and the child
These One thousand million smiles
If the world is full of sorrow
Then what’s the meaning of life
If war’s the master of the house
And hunger is his wife ooo…
But a shining bridge of lovin’ smiles
And tender helping hands
Will bind all men on earth together
And will forever stand
So here! Stand with heart in hand
I bring this gift from my homeland
So take these smiles and sweets hellos
Keep then in your heart where ever you may go