Interesting fact: I hate the smell of Malaysian paper money. I’m fine with other currencies though. I’m okay with cheques too.
We aren’t born grateful but most of us catch on as we mature.
We are just stewards of God’s blessing here on earth. And it is He who enables us to give from that blessing. At the end of the day, we have a choice to exercise our right to be grateful, thankful and content.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Why should we be grateful? To make someone else feel better? Why emphasize on being content and not greedy?
My father always told me, the key to controlling the stock market (and I assume in any other gamble) is to not let it control you and KNOW when to say “I’ve won enough” even if you’re on a long winning streak.
You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.
Greed breeds competition. Because a competitive person can never be fully satisfied without completely destroying her opponent. I would know, just play Tekken 6 with me.
Can one whose mind is intent on always having more be completely surrendered to God?
Greed breeds complaints, gossip, division and discord. I think about when I was a child and I didn’t get what I want, oh the tantrums I threw and the things I said to get my way. I promise you I never got things I wanted that way. Thank God for parents who knew how to use the rotan.
Greed breeds comparison. In an Asian society that promotes academic performance above moral integrity, comparing kid’s school marks have ruined so many of us to be insecure in our abilities to change the world. It is that insecurity that needs to die so we can grab unto God’s calling for us without looking left and right to see if we’re ahead of the others.
You gain a lot when you live a godly life. But you must be happy with what you have. For we brought nothing into this world, and surely we can carry nothing out of it.
1 Timothy 6:6-7
Inspired by Calvin Tay
Side note: Yes, it’s true. I got the job in the Horlicks ad as a keh leh feh. I would post up pictures of the shoot but unfortunately I can’t. Copyright of the producer. It was a great experience. Met a ton of really nice (and really good looking) people and a very homosexual makeup artist. It was so much fun having people fussing over your makeup and clothes. I could get used to this life. I just didn’t like the wardrobe fitting guy touching some women in inappropriate places. But I’m sure I’ll forget about it when my cheque comes in and I see my face on tv.
Another side note: I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE SITE SHUT DOWN OF MEGAVIDEO AND ALL THE OTHER DOWNLOADING SITES BY THE MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES!
Thinking of: Group 1 Crew’s Forgive Me, an unfortunate passing, Jason Derulo’s Don’t Wanna Go Home, Dinner for Schmucks and things 6’2″.