Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Passionate words but cold deeds

Got frustrated lately.  Not because the unrelenting amount of emails or the work during the bitter midnight, it is because people talk passionately but behave otherwise.  I don't know how should I react.  Should I pretend I appreciate the words even I know they are hollow?   Should I mock their passion and enrage them? Sigh.  I only nod slightly and see them going down their shallow pretense.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Powerful Quotes that Speak to Me

Went to quite a few parties these days. It seems to be a season of philanthropy activities. Got a few quotes and jokes. Some of them are actually from Fang's video games. 

"Come back with your shield, or on it." - Spartan mothers to their waring sons

"I expect it will be hard; I expect it will be done." - Japanese Shogun games 

"And whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way." Reagan, 1992 

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt Speech at the Sorbonne April 23, 1910

"Go big or go home." - yours truly.

Living the dreams

I used to just nod politely saying "just fine", when people ask me "how are you doing?".  I decided to change that. ...