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January 2013

My Perfect Life

How do you measure perfection in life?

By having all the wealth you want?

And all the long-awaited dreams coming true?

Or not having any hardship at all?

Everything goes well?

I see my life, and look at others’.

Here are what I find:

Some have fame among friends, adored like a diva.

Some have all the wealth and fortune I could only imagine…

Some have everything comes into life as easy as drinking water.

Some struggles and strife all their life and turn stingy.

Some walk in denial and mock, for the sake of status and acceptance.


I look into my life… again.

Sometimes I struggle, sometimes I strife.

Sometimes things come and go as smooth as silk.

Sometimes I get what I want, sometimes I don’t.

Sometimes friends surround me, sometimes they don’t.

Sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh.


I discover


No one has my life.

Only I, fit my life.

This life of ups and downs suits me well.

And I learn


Perfection is only a gratitude away.




New year, new race

New year, new start.

Another race is set ahead.


Dare to launch oneself into the race

Pulling all the energy, gathering courage.


Swim, strife, and shake the water,

But never stop on moving forward.


It will be tough, and sometimes rough.

But stay on track, and glide through.


Adversity is one’s companion,

One shall find strength and peace in battling and befriending it at once.


One will always find a calm water,

Somewhere, some time, during the journey. Keep on swimming.

For my nephew, Tristan, who swims like there’s no tomorrow.

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