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    Quote Originally Posted by clarinet
    So what is life all about..
    Life...
    Why do we exist in this world, in this place at this time?

    Fate?

    Life is always unfair. There are people born into billionaire families and live their whole lives in the lap of luxuy and comfort. Yet there are others born into extreme poverty, having to starve and suffer.

    What is more important?
    Materialism, greed spoils the human soul. So what if a man has the classic Singapore '5Cs'? What if he's an abusive husband, or treats his wife coldly.

    Look beyond materials. Love. Man is kind by nature. Let it manifest within us. Love everyone around you, not just your gf/wife of bf/husband.

    Joy... Look for simple joys. A beautiful flower, the chirping of birds in the trees, the touch of the warm breeze against your face. A simple smile, a word of thanks, a caring heart, a kind word.

    Hope.... Every cloud as a silver lining. There's always light at the end of the tunnel. Where all hope is lost, look forward... Look around you... Heard of Helen Keller and Theresa Chan? (look at my avatar)

    Friendship.... True friends walk with you every step of the way. Fated to meet, your paths crossed. Some are just a fleeting moment, some stay with you for the rest of your life. Although you might break contact or have arguements... May Fate bring you together again.

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    Clarinet:

    I'm not in contact with any of my pri sch friends.
    I'm only in contact with 2 of by sec sch friends frequently
    I'm only in contact with one of my work friends, and not so frequently
    As for outside friends, the irony is that I contact them more often, generally.

    I also have few friends last time, only these few years i got to know quite a lot of friends and acquaintances.

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    Life... What is important
    Money......
    头可断,血可流,倩女不可不追求 carpe diem,when in doubt, hoot first,apologise later:p GALLERY

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    Dearest Clarinet,

    Pick tis up from an email:

    perhaps we have been taking some things for granted...
    time to look back and reflect... =)

    Have you ever, at any one time, had the feeling that life is bad, real
    bad, and you wish you were in another situation?

    You find life make things difficult for you, work sucks, life sucks,
    everything seems to go wrong...

    Read the following story... it may change your views about life:


    After a conversation with one of my friends, he told me despite taking 2
    jobs, he brings back barely above 1K per month, he is happy as he is.

    I wonder how he can be as happy as he is considering he has to skimp his
    life with the low pay to support a pair of old parents, in-laws, a wife,
    2 daughters and the many bills of a household.

    He explained that it was through one incident that he saw in
    India.........that happened a few years ago when he was really feeling
    low and touring India after a major setback.

    He said that right in front of his very eyes he saw an Indian mother
    chop off her child's right hand with a chopper. The helplessness in the
    mother's eyes, the scream of pain from the innocent 4-year-old child
    haunted him until today.

    You may ask why did the mother do so; had the child been naughty, had
    the child's hand been infected??

    No, it was done for two simple words- - - TO BEG!
    The desperate mother deliberately caused the child to be handicapped so
    that the child could go out to the streets to beg.

    Taken aback by the scene, he dropped a piece of bread he was eating
    half-way. And almost instantly, a flock of 5 or 6 children swamped
    towards this small piece of bread which was covered with sand, robbing
    bits from one another.

    The natural reaction of hunger. Stricken by the happenings, he
    instructed his guide to drive him to the nearest bakery. He arrived at
    two bakeries and bought every single loaf of bread he found in the
    bakeries. The owner was dumbfounded but willingly sold everything. He
    spent less than $100 to obtain about 400 loaves of bread (this is less
    than $0.25 per loaf) and spent another $100 to get daily necessities.

    Off he went in the truck full of bread into the streets. As he
    distributed the bread and necessities to the children (mostly
    handicapped) and a few adults, he received cheers and bows from these
    unfortunate.

    For the fi rst time in his life he wondered how people can give up their
    dignity for a loaf of bread which cost less than $0.25.

    He began to tell himself how fortunate he is. How fortunate he is to be
    able to have a complete body, have a job, have a family, have the chance
    to complain what food is nice and what isn't nice, have the chance to be
    clothed, have the many things that these people in front of him are
    deprived of...

    Now I begin to think and feel it, too! Was my life really that bad?

    perhaps... no, I should not feel bad at all... What about you?

    Maybe the next time you think you are, think about the child who lost
    one hand to beg on the streets.

    "Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, it is the
    realization of how much you already have."

    When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we
    look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been
    opened for us.
    It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's
    also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

    The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
    they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

    The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't
    go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funny
    Dearest Clarinet,

    Pick tis up from an email:

    perhaps we have been taking some things for granted...
    time to look back and reflect... =)

    Have you ever, at any one time, had the feeling that life is bad, real
    bad, and you wish you were in another situation?

    You find life make things difficult for you, work sucks, life sucks,
    everything seems to go wrong...

    Read the following story... it may change your views about life:


    After a conversation with one of my friends, he told me despite taking 2
    jobs, he brings back barely above 1K per month, he is happy as he is.

    I wonder how he can be as happy as he is considering he has to skimp his
    life with the low pay to support a pair of old parents, in-laws, a wife,
    2 daughters and the many bills of a household.

    He explained that it was through one incident that he saw in
    India.........that happened a few years ago when he was really feeling
    low and touring India after a major setback.

    He said that right in front of his very eyes he saw an Indian mother
    chop off her child's right hand with a chopper. The helplessness in the
    mother's eyes, the scream of pain from the innocent 4-year-old child
    haunted him until today.

    You may ask why did the mother do so; had the child been naughty, had
    the child's hand been infected??

    No, it was done for two simple words- - - TO BEG!
    The desperate mother deliberately caused the child to be handicapped so
    that the child could go out to the streets to beg.

    Taken aback by the scene, he dropped a piece of bread he was eating
    half-way. And almost instantly, a flock of 5 or 6 children swamped
    towards this small piece of bread which was covered with sand, robbing
    bits from one another.

    The natural reaction of hunger. Stricken by the happenings, he
    instructed his guide to drive him to the nearest bakery. He arrived at
    two bakeries and bought every single loaf of bread he found in the
    bakeries. The owner was dumbfounded but willingly sold everything. He
    spent less than $100 to obtain about 400 loaves of bread (this is less
    than $0.25 per loaf) and spent another $100 to get daily necessities.

    Off he went in the truck full of bread into the streets. As he
    distributed the bread and necessities to the children (mostly
    handicapped) and a few adults, he received cheers and bows from these
    unfortunate.

    For the fi rst time in his life he wondered how people can give up their
    dignity for a loaf of bread which cost less than $0.25.

    He began to tell himself how fortunate he is. How fortunate he is to be
    able to have a complete body, have a job, have a family, have the chance
    to complain what food is nice and what isn't nice, have the chance to be
    clothed, have the many things that these people in front of him are
    deprived of...

    Now I begin to think and feel it, too! Was my life really that bad?

    perhaps... no, I should not feel bad at all... What about you?

    Maybe the next time you think you are, think about the child who lost
    one hand to beg on the streets.

    "Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, it is the
    realization of how much you already have."

    When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we
    look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been
    opened for us.
    It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's
    also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

    The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
    they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

    The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't
    go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
    Solid............SCB.

    Clarinet wake up liao..

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