Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Live Present, Live Now, Live Well

About the same date in 20 years ago, after my polytechnic diploma final exam, I took a bus with a luggage bag traveling to Kuala Lumpur to look for a job and continue my degree study in UTM, Technology University of Malaysia.

I was very excited, partly was because another new chapter of my life has begun. However the main reason is my girlfriend was studying in KL as well.

I shared a room with another 3 friends in one of the apartment in Cheras for the first 2 months.

I moved out and occupied a room in a double storey linked house.

The quality of life had downgraded so much after I moved out from my home town. The tap water is yellowish, the toilet was always dirty and the toilet drain is always clogged. Worse off is at that time, water supply crisis was haunting the KL residents.

After a few months, I moved to another house with some new friends. I painted my room before I move in. Things got better because we invested a unit of water purifier. No more clogged toilet drain however cleanliness was still far behind what I enjoyed back home.

The stayed in the third  house for 5 years until I got married, and my wife and me moved to a rented house.

The privacy that we enjoyed and customization of stuffs to our liking was the experience we never had when we both stayed at respective bachelor house.

The joy of having a home even though it was built on a rented house is worthy and necessary.

I regretted that for the past 5-6 years, I did not rent a house to build a comfortable home. 

Living life does not means we need to compromise the quality of life in present for future. 

Live now, live present, build a comfortable place called home.

Friday, May 04, 2018

给爸爸的信

爸爸,不知不觉,您已离开了我们两年多了。您好吗?在这段时间里,我在梦里见到您,您老人家正在干活,忙着呢,但您不忘叫我放心。

我们一家过得很好,妈妈,姐姐和媳妇都健康安好,您的三个孙子也都活泼的成长中,由其是小孙儿,调皮可爱得很。

现在我也己年过四十了。一年前离开了工作十年的工司,在两个月前又换了一家工司。在事业上可算是步步高升,更上一层楼吧。

在您在世的最后一年,是我倍您最少的一年。小孙儿早产加上工作忙碌,我早出晚归,虽然是同住,但一天却没有两三句话。当您吐最后一口气的时候,我正在搭着泰国回马的飞机。回到家里,只能摸着您冷冷的身体。

过去一年,新工作因为要时常出差,因此也让我有了一个人独处的时间。我思考了很多关于我的人生的事情,大部分都与家人有关连的。

我发觉我一向来的人生目标都是要让您为我的成就而感到骄傲。也可能是这样,在过去的一年,我总是觉得好象缺少了什么人生目标似的。

我什么都有了,但我沒有了一个我很尊敬的父亲。

在未来的曰子,我会以您为榜样,做个好父亲,好丈夫和孝顺的儿子。

但愿下一世,我有机会再做您的儿子。

Friday, December 08, 2017

Miascor Lounge at Terminal 1, Ninoy Aquino International Airport

The traffic condition in Manila city is consider very congested. A 5 to 6km distance may take you about 2 hours if you travel by car.

I also heard that travelling from Makati city to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport can take as long as 4 hours, and it is common. Having said that I have never encounter such horrible situation, maybe because I will request to use Skyway instead of let the driver decide which route to go.

Because of the unpredictable traffic situation, my Philippines friends always advise me to depart to airport 4 hours before my flight departure time. I think this is a logical advise, however if the flight schedule is delayed, which is very common in Manila, I will end up having to wait for 3-5 hours before taking a 4 hours journey flight in the plane.

The airport is descent, however with very limited choice of F&B, and the "turtle" speed broadband from Globe or Smart, the waiting time of 3-5 hours are kind of challenging.

The only way out is to find a descent place to chill, work or perhaps a "me time".



The only bet will be the airport lounge.  As Enrich member, I will be able to entity the lounge once I qualify for Gold member. I am 9000 Enrich miles away from getting there, hope by January 2018, when I visit Manila again, this Miascor lounge will be a nice place for me to spend my 3-5 hours time in the airport.

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