Friday, July 14, 2006

FW: Don't Wait - something that struck me on a sleepy friday afternoon at work


A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:
'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package." He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.
"She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on. Was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died. He turned to me and said:
"Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion".
I still think those words changed my life. Now I read more and clean less.
I sit on the porch without worrying about anything. I spend more time with my family, and less at work.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. I no longer keep anything. I use crystal glasses every day. I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.
I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.
The words "Someday..." and "One Day..." are fading away from my dictionary. If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.
I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell. I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food. It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.
I would regret it, because I would no longer see the friends I would meet, letters... letters that I wanted to write "One of this days".
I would regret and feel sad, because I didn't say to my brothers and sons, not times enough at least, how much I love them.
Now, I try not to delay, postpone or keep anything that could bring laughter and joy into our lives.
And, on each morning, I say to myself that this could be a special day.
Each day, each hour, each minute, is special. If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.
If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it
"One of these days", remember that "One day" is far away... or might never come. .

All the best!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tokyo Drift

The much anticipated 3rd installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, especially for classified grade A petrol heads like me... in fact i watched it twice at the big screens. Basically a muscle car showroom disguised as a movie -> Fast cars, loud rides doing thrilling dori-dori on busy streets in downtown Tokyo all the way up the touge + overdose on hot Japanese chicks + new twist in plot (but still as cheesy)
-> None of the elements appeal to u? Then don't bother watching...

Hot babes aside, the very beautiful & sleek Veilside kitted FD RX-7 takes my breath away. Dressed in Veilside Fortune wide-body, it extends near a full feet wider horizontally - like a chunk of solid metal rising from the pavement... 2 words: fabulous & masculine. No doubt, Veilside's the Versace equivalent of cat walk aisle. Rotary powered, the engine's built by Veilside, utilizing HKS T04Z turbo setup governed by A'pexi Power FC & NOS (a.ka. laughing gasa) equipped to churn out outrageous power figures to match the radical look. This pimped baby sits on massive 19" Veilside Andrew EVO-V wheels wrapped with Pirelli P Zero rubbers. Just got to check out the deepish chromed wheels; not to mention the heavenly sounds the RE generates...
Boy.. i'm still drooling, like a little kid on his first trip to Toys 'R' Us

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

What's playing in my ride >>

Instant addiction... impressive vocals coupled with light & soothing tunes, playing along the lines of a meaningful poetry. Jus' loving it!

To the girl with a broken heart; you try to put on a smile but i sense sorrow through your eyes still...
All i wish for is to see you smile from the bottom of your heart...

I have seen peace. I have seen pain,
Resting on the shoulders of your name.
Do you see the truth through all their lies?
Do you see the world through troubled eyes?
And if you want to talk about it anymore,
Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder,
I'm a friend.

I have seen birth. I have seen death.
Lived to see a lover's final breath.
Do you see my guilt? Should I feel fright?
Is the fire of hesitation burning bright?
And if you want to talk about it once again,
On you I depend. I'll cry on your shoulder.
You're a friend.

You and I have been through many things.
I'll hold on to your heart.
I wouldn't cry for anything,
But don't go tearing your life apart.

I have seen fear. I have seen faith.
Seen the look of anger on your face.
And if you want to talk about what will be,
Come and sit with me, and cry on my shoulder,
I'm a friend.
And if you want to talk about it anymore,
Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder,
I'm a friend.