Hmm, I seem to be finding more motivation to watch soccer 😉 Cristiano Ronaldo looks sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute…. he’s so boyish!!!!!!!!!!1 =) =)=) *thumbs up*
But… Fabio Cannavaro, , man oh man… words fail me here… *faintz*
Now oh now, before my long term friends start wondering what’s gotten into me… considering I normally don’t fawn over guys like this (good looking or otherwise) and I don’t really watch soccer… hmmm…. I guess the WC fever is going on right? and since I still can’t tell between a penalty kick and a free kick (though I realise that the goal is an integral part of the game *grinz*) and well… the ball… looks the same each time, what better to do than to look at eye candy??? keke… this type where you can only see, hmm.. then we have to look out for the cute ones mah… lolz… okay okay… I seriously cannot make it ok? lolz…
Hmm… time to find a life… which involves less chatting online… which involves less watching cute guys on tv… considering that erm… I actually watch very little tv, and most of tv this year has been on either elections or soccer… *pengz pengz pengz*… less blogging?… but my photography MUST continue.. invested so much time and energy (and not to mention the initial investment, which I’m proud to say, has not increased yet) on it, so I must learn this one skill well 🙂
Was telling a few friends about my comm svc stint. Looking back, technically I have been serving for more than the 6 years I had previously mentioned. Started serving the school community in sec sch, as a peer support leader when I was 15 and 16. This was the point when I started to open up a little more, and was a little less “shy”. Learnt how to relate better to others and how to get people to open up and talk. Learnt about many things, identified women role models whom I still hold as my guiding light. Learnt how to be responsible for myself, and how to take control of my lifestyle and time. Also learnt how to say NO, though… I still suck at it!!!
Went on to Interact Club in JC when I was 17 and 18, when I served in Jurong Gardens School (MINDS) as “volunteer assistant” and Singapore Children’s Society (Henderson) as camp personnel. Must say that that was my most intensive learning period. Learnt how to take care of someone who is totally dependent on me. First time I bathed (+ battled) a kid on my own. First time I got insulted in public for something not of my doing. Learnt how to hold on to what’s important to me. Learnt many small and nitty gritty things, and most of all, learnt about myself.
Started to “freelance” comm svc in Uni… was at Children’s Cancer Foundation in NUH. Was part of my hall volunteer group in my first year, but just continued anyway after leaving hall. Felt that it was a form of “liberation” where I was finally allowed to turn down what I really didn’t want to do, but had to do as a member of a service club (eg. flag days). Learnt a lot from this period of time too… about letting go, about holding on, about preciousness, about the difference between telling lies and not telling the truth, about sidestepping difficult questions, and answering them when the time comes.
Seriously, looking back, I still feel that one of the things I read years back are really true…
It is only through the eyes of others do you see yourself. It is only through the work of your own do you find the difference in others.
There is no better exercise for your heart,
Than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.
A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty;
an optimist sees the same glass as half full.
But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.
G. Donald Gale
Learn to lead in a nourishing manner.
Learn to lead without being possessive.
Learn to be helpful without taking the credit.
Learn to lead without coercion.
Lao Tzu, philosopher
“Volunteers are not paid–not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”