Wednesday, November 30, 2011

屠洪刚 《感谢》



歌曲:感谢
歌手:屠洪刚

感谢我的爸爸
感谢我的妈妈
感谢您们
当初决定把我生下
感谢您们
让我看到这个世界

还把我辛苦养大
还给我一个温暖的家
感谢我的老师
是您们教我学文化
才有现在的我
在人前还算不差
请原谅当初玩皮的我
不太听您们的话
听说您还留着我从前
写的检查写的检查
感谢我的朋友
是你们伴我长大
没有你们这世界该是多么寂寞可怕
多少次争吵和忘情的欢笑
和多少次的酒后真话
友谊二字包含着多少酸甜苦辣
感谢在人海之中
认识一个您
让我为您疯狂
为您牵挂
为您痴迷
多少阴错阳差
行若如云爱如漫絮
感谢上帝
把您和我安排在一起
还记得吗
您忘了吗
我们的笑我们的泪
和青春年华
还记得吗
您忘了吗
我们爱过的人
说过的话
和所有心灵的火花
和心灵火花
谢谢


无意间在网络找到这歌词,之前虽然没听过这首歌却被它的词深深牵动着。

生命中有太多的人要感谢,不知从何说起…

感谢老爸老妈把我带入这个世界,含辛茹苦抚育我;虽然我总是埋怨你们将我生得如此平凡、眉毛稀薄、毛发自然圈;虽然我总是嫌你们唠叨不已。

感谢弟妹陪我一起成长,虽然我们从小到大,不是打架便是争吵。偶尔的争执其实为乏味的生活增添另类色彩。

感谢所有亲戚长辈们的叮咛,虽然有时觉得你们好烦。

感谢所有恩师给予指导、教诲、及鼓励,教我发奋图强,朝向自己的梦想飞奔;奈何我还在探索中,未能众望所归。

感谢所有的朋友,陪我度过每个喜怒哀乐的时光、在我生命低潮时对我不舍不弃、在我迷失方向时拉我一把。即使在繁忙的日子里减少见面,友谊却丝毫不减。

感谢认识你,在我悲戚时借我肩膀依靠;在我耍性子时对我包容万分;在我不知所措时为我分析状况。虽然如今你已不在身旁…

感谢有音乐 ,作为心灵的治疗;动人旋律,触动心扉、在我脑海中荡气回肠…

感谢那些不认识的陌生人,你的偶然一笑为这世界增添了欢娱的气氛。

最后,我要特别感谢一位在我心中占有非常重要位置的人,敬爱的山岜老人ˉˉ蔡哲明先生。您总是宜师宜友般对待我、更对我宠爱有加、处处关心我;虽然我们毫无血缘关系,或许就因为我们五百年前可能是一家人的关系吧,冥冥中似有渊缘。您将永在我记忆中… 蔡伯伯,您在云的另一端过得还好吧?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011

Did you managed to watch Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2011 LIVE on Channel U? If not, fret not, you can out the results in their official site, or here, for your easy viewing:

Mnet PD's choice Awards: YB, Find the Dream Breaker
Best Asian Artist China: Jane Zhang Liang Ying
Style in Music: Seo In Young, Into The Rhythm
Singapore's Choice: SuperJunior, Mr. Simple
Hottest Asian Artist: Koda Kumi, Bling Bling Bling
Best New Asian Artist - Group: Aziatix, Go
Best Music Video: BigBang, Love Song
Best Band Performance: CNBlue, Intuition
Best Rap Performance: Leessang, Turned off the TV
Best Vocal Performance Solo: IU, Good Day
Best Dance Performance - Solo: Hyun-A, Bubble Pop
Best Dance Performance - Male Group: Beast, Fiction
Best Dance Performance - Female Group: Miss A, Good-bye Baby
Best Male Group: SuperJunior, Mr. Simple
Best Female Group: Girls' Generation, The Boys
Best Male Artist: Kim Hyun Joong, Break Down
Best Female Artist: Baek Ji Young, Ordinariness
Best New Male Artist: Huh Gak, Hello
Best New Female Artist: A Pink, I Don’t Know
Song of the Year: 2NE1, I Am the Best
Artist of the Year: Girls' Generation, The Boys
Album of the Year: SuperJunior, Mr. Simple

Just by sitting beside the TV, watching the LIVE tele-casting already made me high, I can imagine attending the concert LIVE, Woohoo, it will definitely be super high for all, even though I not an ardent fan of K-POP. The great dancing and singing performance and the cluster of Stars in the award ceremony certainly made me wished that I am right there, at the Singapore National Indoor Stadium, urghhh....

I wonder where will MAMA 2012 be held? Will you be attending if MAMA 2012 were to be held in Singapore again?

周弘给父母的几句话:

友人在面子书上与大家分享著名教育家,周弘给父母的几句话。觉得蛮有意思的,于是在此与大家分享:

没有种不好的庄稼,只有不会种庄稼的农民;
没有教不好的孩子,只有不会教的父母!

农民怎样对待庄稼,决定了庄稼的命运,
家长怎样对待孩子,决定了孩子的一生!

农民希望庄稼快快成长的心情和家长希望孩子早日成才的心情完全一样,但做法却截然不同:庄稼长势不好时,农民从未埋怨庄稼,相反总是从自己身上找原因;

而我们孩子学习不行时,家长却更多的是抱怨和指责,很少反思自己的过错!

换个方式做父母:只有不怕孩子输在起跑线上,
才能让他们真正赢在终点线上

A friend share the above chinese quote by famous Educator, Zhou Hong, on her Facebook wall but there are people who have difficulty to understand what it means, so I do my best to translate it to English and hereby share with all as I find it rather meangingful:

There isn’t any crop that can’t be harvest, only farmers who do not know how to plant their crops;
There’s no kids who can’t be teach, only parents who do not know how to teach.

How the farmers treat their crops, shall decide the fate of the crops;
How the parents treat their children, shall decide the destiny of their children.

How the farmers wished for the crops to grow quickly, is exactly how the parents wished for their kids to be successful, however, the approaches are totally different.

When the crops do not grow well, farmer has never complained, but try to find out what went wrong with their cropping method;
However, when the children do not fare well in their studies, parents tends to complain & pin-pointing, yet never bother to reflect on themselves.

Parents should have a change in their parenting methods; fear not that the kids lose out at the starting point, only then the kids will win at the finishing line!


[注]请不要见笑我的简陋翻译,这仅为了让不通晓华文的网友能够大略明白文中含义。如有翻译不当之处,竟请原谅。

Disclaimer: Pls pardon me for my poor translation, this simple translation is for the benefit of visitors who have difficulty in reading & understanding my chinese blog post.

Monday, November 28, 2011

一个人的午餐

一个人的午餐,
可以很简单,却不寂寞;

一个饭盒,一本书,
度过午饭时间,其实还不错。

精神与五脏庙都获得满足!


Lunching alone,
can be simple, yet not lonely.

To have a lunch box and a book,
to accompany through the lunch hour is great!

You get to satisfy both your brain and stomach!

[注]正在阅读的书本乃是
吴若权作品 -- 宁愿,爱短短的就好!

喜见吴若权老师!

吴若权老师并非第一次前来由大众书局(Popular Book Store) 举办的Bookfest Singapore,奈何前几回,我都错过了他的签书会。这次,终于能够有机会一睹他的风采!

11-25-2011
出席了他的《倾听幸福的心声》讲座,为了拉进与大家的距离,老师步下舞台与大家交流并分享了倾听的好处与秘诀。


倾听的九字秘诀乃是:
真的吗?
然后呢?
你好棒!

不明所以然?那就快快去购买一本《倾听幸福的心声》来读!

在书展喜见朋友,Yen Tan!原来她以为我无法抽空前来次讲座,还特地买了本《温柔,是最坚强的力量》,以便让老师签名后转送给我,令我好不感动! Yen还特地帮我拍了几张我向老师索签名时的照片呢!


11-26-2011
出席老师第二讲座,这次竟然爆棚满座!或许是这次的内容较引起大家的兴趣 --- 《懂男人的女人,最幸福》。出席者,意外的,也有蛮多的男士。老师引用了好些例子来说明,沟通的重要性,及男女大不同。这话题,不仅有利于男女恋人/夫妻之间,我认为在一些社交的场合上,这方面的知识亦能派上用场!


在签书会结束后,终于鼓起勇气要求与老师合照一张,Yeah!

很高兴,老师居然记得我曾在昨日出席他的讲座并挑选我回答最后一道有奖问答。一大袋的奖品,的确丰富;可是,其实我更想赢取的是 -- 老师从台湾带来的限量书签。

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Definition of Customer Service

I've been in the Customer Service line for the past 10years+. Though I cannot declared to be 100% professional, but I do know what are the basic expectation of a customer service. Below is my definition of a Customer Service in my own words based on my past experience.

Customer service is:

1. Listen with EMPATHY and turning a DEAF ear to customer’s screaming and shouting.

2. Keep your head COOL when all the scolding has spoilt your day first thing in the morning picking up the call from customer.

3. “SMILE” and pacify the customer (even if this is over the phone); the other party may not be able to see you, but they can “FEEL” you.

4. PATIENCE! PATIENCE! PATIENCE! PATIENCE is what you need, especially when customer gets so agitated that they simply refuse to accept any of your explanation.

5. Follow through and offer solutions to show you CARE.

6. Making FRIENDS with your customer, understand their needs and position and they will reciprocate the same.  It is just the same theory as respect others the way you want to be respected.

Feel free to add on what are your expectation of good customer service :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

九把刀风潮

知道“九把刀”这个作家,应该是在一年前左右吧。在Mio TV观赏一个叫做《发现台湾天才》的节目时,看到有关他的访谈,得知他在筹备《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》。大概听说电影内容时,便深感兴趣,并对自己承诺他日电影上幕,一定要前去观赏!我也曾经游览他的网站,得知他著作过多本小说。

真正认识九把刀,应该是今年开始吧。我不否认,我是应《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》风潮,并在Yen大力推荐下购买了九把刀的几部作品。再加上,九把刀这会前来由大众书局(Popular Book Store) 举办的Bookfest Singapore 2011,还可以顺道让他在他的作品上签名。

11月19日于新达城举办的讲座兼签书会,因为恰巧与卢广仲的《慢灵魂》演唱会撞期,因此无法前去。于是再左思右想后,终于想到法子前去他隔日在书城的大众书局(Popular Book Store) 的签书会。签书会于下午4点举行,我于2点前去时,已是人山人海,排着长长的人龙。 老实说,我觉得若一年前,刀大前来,人潮肯定不会那么多。不过,据我所知,这之前,刀大的拥护者,其实还蛮多的; 但配合天时、 地利、 人和;应《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》风潮,前来索取签名的人特别多。 于5点时,好不容易才排到接近书局大门,转过身看,纵然下着大雨,人潮仍不断涌现。。。 终于,进入书局了,还是无法见到他的真身!




Yeah! 终于见到九把刀了!

俏皮的九把刀,经常在签名时表情多多,露出他依然拥有的那分童真。


由于太多的人前去签书会,刀大于心不忍,尽管已严重超时,他仍尽量地为大家签书。也在签书会结束前,与大家说几句话,令大家深感冒着雨前去,是值得的!


刀大,期待你很快会带来新的作品!