28 May 2016


"Snark can be overdone
but it is better than smarm
which is never a force for good."
~ Tom Scocca :)

27 May 2016

Do Not Dismiss

"Do not dismiss a book
until we have written one,
and do not dismiss a movie
until we have made one,
and do not dismiss a person
until we have met them."
~ David Eggers :)

26 May 2016

Mature and Independent

"I believe 
he should go through 
a bit of hardship 
and strict education. 
He should be disciplined 
if he makes mistake. 
Only then will he mature 
and become independent." 
~ Hong Kong actor Francis Ng on his son Feynman :)

25 May 2016

Beautiful Heart

"One beautiful heart is better 
than a thousand beautiful faces, 
so choose better people 
with beautiful heart 
rather than beautiful faces." 
~ Author Unknown :)

24 May 2016

Heart and Soul

"At the end of the day, 
we will not remember the person 
with the beautiful face, 
but we will remember the person 
with the most beautiful heart and soul." 
~ Author Unknown :)

23 May 2016

Always Be Humble

"The better we become, 
the higher we climb. 
The higher we climb, 
the bigger our ego. 
The bigger the ego, 
the harder it is for us 
to look at others 
the same way we did before 
as we can get so full of ourselves 
we lose our true self. 
Always be humble. 
Even if you're good. 
Lik Hock Yap Ivan :)

22 May 2016

Climbed A Mountain

“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”

Tom Hiddleston :)

21 May 2016

No One

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.

Or you don't.”

Stephen KingThe Stand :)

20 May 2016


Never give a compliment 
when we want a favour in return 
or we will appear calculating. 
Pay compliments only 
when we do not want anything 
from that person :)

19 May 2016


Compliment others on qualities 
that are not obvious. 
Complimenting something 
that has been overlooked by others 
will sound more genuine 
and will be greatly appreciated :)

18 May 2016

Explain Why

To make a good compliment even better, 
explain why we like something 
and not just what we like. 
People will understand our reasons 
for complimenting them 
and will be less likely 
to wonder about our motives :)

17 May 2016


Using the person's name 
helps us to connect with others. 
We feel good 
when we hear our name. 
As Dale Carnegie observed, 
a person's own name 
is the sweetest sound in the world :)

16 May 2016

Direct, Sincere and Positive

The compliment itself should be 
direct, sincere and positive. 
Compliments about 
personal qualities and behaviours 
are more meaningful 
than those directed towards 
appearance or possessions :)

15 May 2016

Eye Contact

Eye contact conveys sincerity.
We distrust those
who will not look us
in the eyes when speaking :)

14 May 2016

Warm Smile

Before giving a compliment, 
remember to smile, 
make eye contact 
and use the person's name. 
A smile makes us appear 
friendly and sincere. 
We always respond positively 
to a warm smile :)

13 May 2016

The Art Of Compliment

Learning how to pay compliment 
is one of the single most effective things 
we can do to improve the way we relate to others. 
With a little practice, 
we can master the art of compliment :)

12 May 2016


Compliments are a great way
to boost someone's mood.
We yearn for recognition
and appreciation.
Compliments are easy
to give and cost nothing :)

11 May 2016


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“When we realize 
how perfect everything is 
we will tilt our head back 
and laugh at the sky.” 
~ Buddha :)

10 May 2016

My Younger Self

“If I had to give 
my younger self some advice, 
I think it would be that 
you have to laugh at things
— things that scare you, 
things that intimidate you, 
things that hurt you, 
when you’re humiliated, 
when you’re rejected, 
you have to be able 
to take these bad experiences you have 
and turn them into a great dinner party joke.” 
~ Taylor Swift :)

09 May 2016

Do You Ever

"Do you ever 
just look at someone 
and I don’t mean 
just glance at them 
but really study them 
and you see 
the way their eyelids fold 
and the way their lips curl 
and dimples appear 
and see laughter in their eyes 
when they smile 
and think 
'wow I literally don’t want to be 
with anyone else ever 
for the rest of eternity' " 
~ Author Unknown :)

08 May 2016

Be Loving

"Every day I get up and I say, 
'You have to remember whose child this is. 
Do not interfere. 
Be there when you are welcome. 
Be loving but not judgmental.' " 
~ Former President Clinton :)

07 May 2016


The present,
constantly evolving.
The past,
lingers in our memory.
The future,
is filled with hope :)

06 May 2016

The Wise

"Fools take a knife 
and stab people in the back.
The wise take a knife, 
cut the cord 
and free themselves 
from the fools." 
~ Author Unknown :)

05 May 2016

My Circle

Once I’ve accepted you 
into my circle, 
if I can help, 
I will. 
When I help you, 
it’s because I care :)

04 May 2016


"Knowledge is knowing 
what to say.
Wisdom is knowing 
when to say it." 

~ Author Unknown :)

03 May 2016


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"Friends will come and go.  There will be one or two who will stick around forever but the majority of friendships fade in and out.  Sure you can say what really matters is the memories but if you think back, I’m sure you can find what you gained or learned from it.  And hopefully, how it impacted you and shaped you for the better." 

~ Audrey T. :)

02 May 2016


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Decent People

"If it’s differences 
in life priorities 
or even certain values 
or ethics that clash, 
those don’t really bother me 
cos I believe the people 
I’m friends with 
are generally decent people.  
And that they treasure me 
as a friend in return." 

~ Audrey T. :)

01 May 2016

Just Be There

The most we can do 
as friends 
is just be there 
when we are needed :)

30 April 2016

Written or Spoken

"Life doesn't need to be so intense.

Where is the sense of humour? 

People should just get along. 
Or leave each other alone. 

Whatever works. 

Stop hurting one another with our words. 
Written or spoken."

~ Sharon Au :)

Don't hurt people with our action...

Friendships and Myself

"Recently some stuff happened that caused me to have a good long think about friendships and myself.

I do feel that I am quite a different person throughout different points in my life. And my friendships and the people I am friends with reflect that.

So I was thinking about my friendships – present and past, friendships that stayed and those that didn’t – and realized that I’ve learned a lot about myself and about people."

~ Audrey T. :)

29 April 2016

Stay Away

“Stay away from people 
who make us feel 
like we are hard to love.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

28 April 2016

Two O'clock

“It’s about 
who you miss at 
two in the afternoon 
when you’re busy, 
not two in the morning 
when you’re lonely.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

27 April 2016

Trusting You

“No, it’s not that. It’s something more. It’s how suddenly they become a priority in your life. Suddenly you have this person standing right in front of you that means the whole world for you and you’re willing to walk through fire for that same person. You’re willing to make a change in your life because when they show you the real them, the raw part, the ones they don’t show others. You just can’t help but go a little crazy, and you’re lucky if it’s just crazy. So it’s not about the presence really, it’s about trusting you with the raw parts.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

26 April 2016


“Both men and women 
should feel free to be sensitive. 
Both men and women 
should feel free to be strong.” 

~ Emma Watson :)

25 April 2016

Three Things

“They say a person 
needs just three things 
to be truly happy in this world: 
someone to love, 
something to do, 
something to hope for.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

24 April 2016


“I used to walk 
into a room full of people 
and wonder if they liked me… 
now I look around 
and wonder if I like them.” 

~ Rikkie G. :)

23 April 2016

Know Yourself

“If you know yourself, 
you’ll not be harmed 
by what is said about you.” 

~ Arab Proverb :)

22 April 2016


Discovering better choices.
Have an open mind 
and grateful heart.
Listen to God's voice :)

* This post, and 99% of the noon posts, was written last year. Cheers! :)

21 April 2016


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There are times when the Lord invites me into silence—a time where he wants me to simply listen, meditate, and reflect. In those times of silence, I can feel Him editing my perspective to come back in alignment with the Truth. I know myself. If you have been around long enough, you have probably seen how my opinions have changed, and I’m just here to say thank you. Thank you for the grace you have towards me. Thank you for giving me room to grow. Thank you for being the voices of love and truth in my life. Thank you for using your voice for things that have eternal value. Thank you for being imitators of God in how you offer your own voice, and desire it to be used for the good of others. Thank you for being a part of this special community of believers on Blogger. The way you offer your own voices challenges me, changes me, and awakens me to the beauty of the Gospel. It is in the little ways you share your joy, your pain, your doubt, your fears, and your hope that I am reminded of how powerful and vital our voices are. Thank you for using your voice, and for listening to mine :)