Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Is recession coming? Does it really matters?

A lot of people, blogs, articles, news are discussing about the possible of a recession coming. Many times, people are quoting the 10-years-cycle: we were hit badly at 1997, and as 2008 starts, it is the coming of the next cycle, so called.

Stock market dropping, oil price increasing and forecasts are getting more conservative. However, I think the biggest problem is people are losing hope on the future. And once your are pessimistic, nothing matters anymore. Even someone were to give you a bag full of cash, the only thing that crosses your mind is that someone will kill you just to get the money from you.

When there is no hope, there is no progress. We stop working, we stop learning, we even stop dreaming. We dare not do anything, take any chances (not to mention risks). So the world literally, well, stops.

Of course, I am not saying we can make the world turn the other way round by just being positive. What I am saying is not to worry too much. If you can still keep your job,you have food and a place to stay, why complaint about life? Sure, you might not be able to buy the latest iPod, Wii console, and the latest gadgets; you might need to give up your shining SUV for a compact car. But hey, isn't it time we start to rethink our lives, and value our precious time having dinner with our love ones over some luxuries that lose their values every minute?

Think, and think deeply.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Boy scout saved president is considered for honor

Yesterday I mentioned about the news of a Boy Scout who saved the president of Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom . Now we know his name, Mohammed Jaisham Ibrahim. While the cabinet is discussing about awarding him a national honor, he is the national hero to the residents of Maldives.

Boy saves president, may get honor -

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Saving the President

This is a very encouraging news. A Boy Scout prevented an attacker with a knife from harming the president of Maldives. He stopped the attack by grabbing the knife, causing his hand suffered from a wound but the president unharmed. Of course, the attacker was arrested.

I just hope that the boy's hand will be fine, although the article mentioned that he could not move some of his fingers.

Boy Scout foils attack on Maldives president -

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Welcome back, and Happy 08!

It's been an isolated month for me. No, I was not living in an island by myself. Instead I was assigned to a project which I have to work in the client's place. Projects like these are different from day-to-day job. You have to learn fast, start working fast and finished the project fast. There is no time for you to take a break. You work during the day and think about what you need to do the next day. So, that's where I was.

Now I am back, and am writing this blog to welcome myself back. Year 2007 is average to me, and I look forward to a better 08. Happy New Year!