Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nominated as the world's best short joke of the year.

A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath.

'Mum', he asked, 'Are these my brains'?

'Not yet', she replied!!

I laughed while reading this short joke. Is true, when his testicles turn brainy later in life, he would be naughty and wild. His mind might say no but his brainy testicles could still overrule. All intelligence, smart and successful man always has brainy testicles. Including myself. Don't believe test me!

Have you heard of this quote - "But I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind” - Eric Hoffer.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A person who has love, has right mental attitude.

One of my recent client, Dato Dr. Raja Mohamad invited me and my team to speak to his marketing staffs. They sell The OIC Today, a business & investment magazine meant for the Islamic world.

I presented my favorite topic, TEAMWORK, highlighting the 30 attributes to be a star performer. A star is one who has the right mental attitude to excel in any circumstances and in any working environment. All the attributes are inborn in themselves, and its up to them to apply or not to apply. For instance, they know what is honesty but whether they want to be honest is up to the individual. To work hard is one of the 30 attributes but they find so difficult to work on it everyday. Humanity is a powerful attribute but to be honest and sincere to feel for others could be debatable.

I created the awareness of these common 30 attributes, and is up to these young people to accept them whole heartily. I believe there are three different groups who had listened. The first group is those who would accept my points and applied what they had learned today. The second group is those who think they are intelligence and need not follow what i said. Lastly is the third group who is irresponsible and not bother what had been mentioned.

Looking at their eyes and facial, those who fall into the first grouping are those who have love in their heart. My belief; "A Happy Heart Sees A Beautiful World." A person who has a happy heart is one who has Love, Romance & Sex complete. These magical forces of love will light up their mind and heart, when they would accept and apply the good things of life. Love seldom fails. I am sorry to say, those who fall into the second and third group are those who lack love in their heart. Perhaps a sad and unhappy heart could never see the world beautiful. These are the people who would always not having the right mental attitude in life. I definitely can't change them. Only love will.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer: Inspirational Quotes: Attitude Quotes
"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere; while a pessimist sees only the red stop light. The truly wise person is color blind."

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

No tipping No services

Is tipping good or bad? Some might say bad but i think is good.

Quite recently i patronised an Indian Restaurant, one i used to have my afternoon tea. I noticed the level of services had dropped drastically. The waiters and cashier did not smile, and were unfriendly. They were nominated with a One Star cleanliness restaurant by the local council few years ago. The framed recognised certificate was still at displaced over near the cashier. However the floor was dirty and the toilet was equally bad. I was wondering why the overall service and maintenance had been slackened so badly! As i was looking around, i realised a big signboard written "No Tipping" was posted besides the back of the cashier. Ahah! That was the reason.

Life needs challenges and rewards. No tipping could be good to stingy customers. But no tipping is discouraging to those working staffs. Not all waiters have the right attitude in work, and without tipping most are not bother to give the extra miles. Perhaps the boss thought that the No Tipping request is positive, but in actual fact it has more setback than being progressive in his business. I wish i had the chance to tell him!

Tipping isn't compulsory. Tipping is just a dining manner to appreciate those who have done his best to serve. A good tipper is one who has the heart for others. Giving the encouragement and support for the other person to work harder. I am one who never fail to tip those who deserve to be tipped.

The Tipping Point - "How little things can make a big different" - Malcolm Gladwell quotes

Monday, December 28, 2009

Two faces One character.

Something i learned from a good friend, Lisa who is still young to me but has the experience of life. She said it's normal to have "two faces and one character" of a person, rather than "two faces but two characters" of you.

Whenever i conduct business i adjusted and adapted myself according to the situation and environment. I might be unhappy or upset at that moment of time, i would still put on a big broad smile to the person i meet. The heart is unpleasant but the face shows pleasantness. Or another situation, i love my little darling but due to some little argument or conflict, i acted harshly towards her. That doesn't mean i have fallen out of love. I still have a kind and loving heart, just that emotion at that moment of time has taken control of me. These i called two faces with one character of a person.

Be careful with those who have two different characters of personality. He might be smiling and looks kind and tender from the outside, but back home he is violent and abusive to his family. Or she is beautiful and softly spoken the first time you meet her, she could be insincere and unfaithful when you fall in love later with her. Two faces with two characters are dangerous people and you have to be smart to understand them.

'Two faces' powerful phrases i try to remember - "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time" - Abraham Lincoln

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best" — Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Final Hours!!!

Good joke must be shared. Laugh please! For it's holiday festival mood.

Morris returns from the doctor and tells his wife

that the doctor has told him that he has only 24 hours to live.

Given the prognosis, Morris asks his wife for sex.

Naturally, she agrees, so they make love.

About 6 hours later, the husband goes to his wife and says,

"Honey, you know I now have only 18 hours to live.

Could we please do it one more time?"

Of course, the wife agrees, and they do it again.

Later, as the man gets into bed, he looks at his watch

and realizes that he now has only 8 hours left.

He touches his wife's shoulder and asks,

"Honey, please... just one more time before I die."

She says, "Of course, Dear," and they make love for the third time..

After this session, the wife rolls over and falls asleep.

Morris, however, worried about his impending passing, tosses and turns, until he's down to 4 more hours.

He taps his wife, who rouses. "Honey, I have only 4 more hours.

Do you think we could..."

At this point the wife sits up and says, "Fuck Off,

I have to get up in the morning... you don't."

For the men to know - “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” -Oscar Wilde quotes

Friday, December 25, 2009

You get your wishes on Xmas.

At the eve of Xmas, Santa Clause would be bringing all the gifts of joy to the world. To the little kids, they be happy and excited to see toys and games. I asked my secretary who has been working with me for the past 18 years, what she wanted when Santa arrives. She said "Boss, there is no Santa Clause lah! Its only a child's mystic and imagination. But i will be very happy if i receive my salary together will a fat bonus." I told her, "Yes! Santa would fulfill your dreams!"

I spoke to Ah Fei what he wanted for the presents tonite. He wishes Wati would love and marry him next year. I called Ong staying in JB what he wants. Spiritually he wants to have Peace. I am sure Santa would understand. The wife who was besides him asked for good health. Yee Fun who complained of frequent back pain would be happy if Santa could come with a cure for her discomfort. Zarina still single hope to marry sooner, wished to have a love from Santa. Peng who is so engrossed to qualify for her Company oversea trip by end of this year, demanded more sales by this month.. "Santa! please let me have the Paris trip."

While writing this page, i seek the Almighty Universe to grant all the wishes and dreams to all these friends who are so closed to me. Though Santa Clause might be a mere mystic to our physically world, his name has the magic to bring us the gifts of love and happiness. Santa would be sliding down your chimney on the eve of Christmas with the presents you would wish for. May this Christmas brings joy and peace to this violent earth of ours. May this Christmas brings us happiness. May this Christmas brings us love.

Ah!!! I almost forgotten for myself. "Santa, please wrap up a gift with my little darling in it. Coz she is very important to me."

Meanwhile i wish all my readers, A Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year ahead.

To you know this - "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -- Calvin Coolidge

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Woman is equally difficult to please too.

Women are equally difficult to please too. Don't believe? Ask Jenny. Her boyfriend who just started working, inexperience and lacking in love & romance. Though he loved Jenny so much, she still not happy with him. She did not feel secure financially with him. He might have the time for her, he could not afford to flower her heart with dreams. To Jenny, love wasn't just empty promises, love does not live on air and water alone. She loved shopping, flashy car, holidays and a dream house, and the poor young man did not have that much of money in his account yet. Out go the man, and Jenny preferred to remain single.

Along the way, Jenny met a rich older man who captured her attention with his expensive sport car. He had all the cash to pamper his new found darling. They went for long holidays abroad, an apartment was bought for her and she needs not have to work anymore because the man promised to pay her every month. Jenny was happy for a short span of time, but when he did not spend more time with her, quarrel started to surface gradually between both of them. Out of lonesome and frustration, Jenny broke the relationship though the man still loved her so dearly. Money could not replace love in this case. At the end, Jenny preferred to remain alone again without man.

Funny isn't it! The first man had no money but had the time, Jenny wasn't happy. The second ideal man so thought, was successful and wealthy but had less time for her, Jenny was also not happy. Luckily i was not the first or the second man. Otherwise i might be the most unhappiest man. To satisfy women isn't easy.

Specially for men - "Women like silent men. They think they're listening." ~Marcel Achard, Quote

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Man is difficult to please.

Man is difficult to please. I know because i am a man myself.

Chan has a fantastic girlfriend who knows how to satisfy him in and out. Meaning she is a romantic lover who is good on the bed and understands the needs of her partner. She speaks lovingly with care and serves Chan well in every way. She has the patience and tolerance to listen. She is one lady all men would love. However Chan is still unhappy with her because the girlfriend had a few lovers before him. The past experiences and love affairs created jealous and pain in Chan's mind.

Over at Lee's place, who has a young, innocent and beautiful girlfriend. She has the beauty and sexiness but knows little of love and romance. At the beginning of their relationship, everything seems good and wonderful. However as they move further and deeper into each other personal life, they argue and quarrel more than they make love. She has the look but without the experience of life, Lee thinks his love is the worst lover of all time.

Both Chan and Lee complain their girlfriends are not suitable. Though the first girl has the experiences, Chan could not accept her past affairs. The second girl has never fallen in love before, Lee says she doesn't understand love. Who is right and wrong? You have to guess my friends because men are really difficult to please and satisfy.

Food for thought - “Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved”

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Is that the real reason?

Do you know not all replies, responses or answers are true? A lady might say she doesn't love you but deep down her heart she loves you so much. If you are a doop and could not sense her inner soul, then you might have missed the opportunity to win her over. Would you agree readers?

I am only referring to love as above, but in all aspect of life, everyone of us don't seem to be telling the truth most of the time. Let's move on. A woman might be attracted to a lovely dress in a boutique. Upon checking she realized the price was extremely expensive, and she just could not afford it. She was too shy to tell the truth. Instead she gave the excuse as the colour was not suitable, saving her inner pride as she had no money to buy. Next! A well dressed gentleman was shown several apartments for sale with his girlfriend. He was trying to impress his new found love, when he had no intention to buy. His excuses to the agent was, either too expensive, too small the apartments or locations were not suitable. The hidden truth wasn't reveal at all. Funny isn't it?

I have been selling life insurance for coming to thirty years now. Not many prospects could take me for a ride if they are not truthful in buying. As a professional salesperson, my skill is to identify the real reasons for not buying. Unless the real reasons are known, one would never be able to assist our buyers to buy. A prospect might say our products are weak or unattractive, a good salesperson has the ability to check and verify the truth. If he could help to locate the hidden doubts, the chances would be better for the sales to conclude convincingly.

So the next time when a prospect says he is not interested to buy life insurance, it might not be true. Perhaps the real reason is, he is financially tight. Unless we could help to resolve his financial problem, he would never be able to buy. Right?

Food for thought - "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on." ~Winston Churchill

Monday, December 21, 2009

I gain energy by cheering others.

Today i had two good friends, David and Habee having their birthday. Without fail, i sent them my birthday wishes. It was written as; "Specially to my admirable friend..'Smile, its the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart'. Keep smiling because today is your birthday. Happy Birthday and have plenty of fun."

David was the first to reply, "Thanks Robert. Blessing to you and your family."

I think David didn't sound too happy with his simple reply. With my naughty nature, I resent another message to him, "Please do include all my dears, honeys, darlings and sweetheart in your blessing. Otherwise they might be jealous of me. Would you David?"

I managed to tickle his mind, when he finally opened up with these words, "Ha! Ha! ha! Robert you never grow old. You are such a fun person to be as a true friend. I wish i have all those ladies as well. I too bless them to love you more."

I really did not like Habee's reply. He came back with two words only, Thank You. I must disturbed this friend who is staying in another state. I resend with another message, "Young man... still on bed making love or having fun in your shop at the moment?" I made him responded with more words added, "I am at the shop."

To make things even more interesting i wrote a longer letter to this lonely friend. I said, "Good! But be sure to have fun & laughter together with your wife and children later of the day, because today is your birthday. Kiss your wife and hug the children. When you give them love, they will learn to be loving and caring. When you throw them with fun, they will learn to have humour. In life you reap what you sow. This is my personal gift for your birthday today young man."

Habee was happy and delighted with those sweet words and promised that he would give his heart to his family. To start the day, i always tried to cheer others early in the morning, when i would receive positive energy while creating fun for others. I wish someone would create some interesting fun for my birthday too.

Specially to the one who is reading my blog now - "May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine" - Frank Sinatra quotes

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The qualities of an effective leader.

I had a chance to meet up with Raja, an influential man who almost knows all the powerful leaders internationally. According to him, an effective leader is one who is intelligence, smart, canny, cunning, shrewd, crafty, sly but also humble, kind, caring and understanding.

I was doubtful when he mentioned canny, cunning, shrewd, crafty and sly are the important factors for being an effective leader. Raja explained, without these unpleasant and agressive attitude, a leader would not be able to defence himself. What more to protect his nation or territories? This forceful act could only be applied to those who go against him or a threat to his well-being. Those who are not a threat or have no danger on him, he would be humble, kind and understanding to his followers. Many of his people would adore his good points but there bound to have few who would definitely dislike his presence.

Some are born leaders and most are not. Now i understand. Me and my little darling will never be good leaders because we are not cunning, shrewd, crafty and sly. Our heart and mind are too soft to say 'No' when it should be a 'No'. So! Are you shrewd and sly? If you are, perhaps you stand a chance to be a future leader in the making.

Food for thought - “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves”

Saturday, December 19, 2009


A husband had just finished reading a new book entitled, "You Can Be THE Man of Your House."

He stormed to his wife in the kitchen and announced, "From now on, you need to know that I am the man of this house and my word is Law. You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I'm done eating my meal, you will serve me a scrumptious dessert. After dinner, you are going to go upstairs with me and we will have the kind of sex that I want!

Afterwards, you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You will wash my back and towel me dry and bring me my robe. Then, you will massage my feet and hands. Then tomorrow, guess who's going to dress me and comb my hair?"

The wife replied, "The "fucking" funeral director would be my first guess."

Specially for the husband - “The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open” - Groucho Marx quotes

Thursday, December 17, 2009

You reap what you sow.

I had a chance to have lunch with Yen Ling yesterday before she leaves our company end of this month. Yen Ling is one of our Senior Departmental Director who has been working with us for nine years. She has been very helpful with me, especially when i was confronted with unsolved working problems. Most other working staffs would go by the rules and regulations, but Yen Ling has the skill to listen and later to understand, was prepared to help and to render assistance to those who needed her. I feel sad that she has to leave us for another better opportunity elsewhere.

Over our lunch i learned something very interesting from this intelligent lady. Though she is a career orientated person, she blended extremely well in her home environment. She is a loving wife to a Dutch husband and a fantastic caring mother to an only daughter. She was proud to show his handsome man and the beautiful darling girl through her mobile phone. Her daughter is called Kristen, only eleven but has the mind and heart of a much older girl. She is intelligence, smart, loving, kind, independence, fun, responsible and a hardworking girl that all parents would love.

I asked Yen Ling how she trains and grooms her daughter while she has to be busy with her corporate work. According to her, the best and ideal time to teach a child is when she is a baby. From the infant age until seven, the child would grow and absorb the qualities of life as given by the caring parents. If you shower her with love, she would be a loving person for life. If you have the patience and tolerance to guide her, she would be a patient lady for everyone. If you read and share your thought with her, she would learn to be smart and intelligence as well. If you are humble to her, she would be kind to the world. If you could joke and laugh with her, she would be a fun and humorous girl for her friends. If you are serious and never fail in your promises to her, she would be responsible in behaviour. If you could prove you are a hardworking mother, she would be hardworking and independent like you. You harvest what you sowed and this is the true fact of life.

Thank you Yen Ling. Though i might be too late to teach my children now, but i am sure your sharing could be benefiting for those who read my blog at the moment. Yen Ling i wish you best of luck in your next job. You are always a true good friend to me.

Food for thought - "The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I don't need life insurance!!!

Is very common to hear this statement from the mother when the children purchase life insurance; "I want my son not the insurance!" Or when the husband buys life insurance for the benefits for the wife, she might say, "I don't need the insurance coz i love my husband."

Ignorantly the women think life insurance is a taboo to the family. They shun at all life insurance agents and discourage their men not to buy this superstitious product. It takes a lot of pain and effort for our professional agents to make them understand that life insurance is actually a love program for the family.

In my many years of selling life insurance, i have not seen any mother or wife who refuses to accept the claims when something unpleasant happened to their sons or husbands. Whenever the children or husbands were critically sick, they appeal to us for speedy payment of those medical payments. Death is unavoidable, be it the young or old. Each time when a client of mine passed away, i could sense the important of cash was urgently needed. One person could have died, the survivors of the family would still have to continue to live. In my recent death claim of a son, the mother who received the full payment of the cheque was crying with emotion. I could not help to save her loving son but i made her life more easier to live with the cash provided from the life insurance bought through her son. Yes! She was sad for the lost of her beloved but she was happy because the money brought her hope. A hope of love from the lost son who cared.

To those mothers and wives who said "I don't need life insurance", we have to try harder to make them realized that they actually need life insurance more than anything else, especially when lives are so uncertain and unpredictable. Believe me, i have plenty of testimonials and true stories to convince them.

Something to ponder - "There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?" - Woody Allen quotes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I lost two young friends within two months.

I was picking up the claim cheque on Ihsan who had passed away recently, when i received a call from Dr Bharti in the office. Though she was asking me how i was, i could sense she was not in a good frame of mind. With a sad voice she informed me that her daughter, Amrit had passed away last week in India. I was caught and stunned for a moment. Before i could hand over the death claim cheque to Ihsan's mother, another mother was crying for the lost of her beloved daughter.

Three years ago, while working and studying in Australia, Amrit was diagnosed with cancer. An immediate operation was done to remove the tumour. Later she came back to Malaysia for further treatment. While she was recovering from her sickness, our company paid her the critical illness medical insurance, which came very handy for her needs. About one and half years ago, she left for India which was her second home. With her speedy recovery, she also managed to gain employment as an accountant there. However two months ago, her father told me there was a relapse, when doctors detected another tumour in her brain this time. She was the only daughter and a darling to both her parents. I had seen Amrit grown since a little child, who was sweet and intelligent. I like talking with her because she had the charm of a true lady. It's so sad to see her succumbed with this painful cancer and she was only 31. Her birthday was on Sunday, when i had also sent her a birthday wish through the email without knowing the Lord had already called her home.

While writing these few words, with a sorrowful heart i cried in tears. I had lost two wonderful young friends within these two months. They are Ihsan and Amrit whom i would never forget. Though you are gone, your memories and thought would forever remain. As i am your attending life insurance agent, i promise to honour my words to you that i will deliver those dreams and requests you had advised upon in our contract. I sincerely pray to the Almighty Universe...May your soul rest in peace wherever you are now.

Food for thought - "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." ~Mark Twain

Monday, December 14, 2009

I am not old yet coz i still need sex.

My God brother is 63 and his wife is 55, whom i called as God sister too. Those who do not know them, might be thinking they are loving couple who is married for more than thirty years. In fact i think they are the most unhappiest couple i know at the moment. God sister would be nagging all the time and God brother is not the least bother to listen. He has lost all the drive to work, though he is an educated person. With the minimum income given by their children who are all married too, the husband and wife are living with a tight budget. Sometimes among friends who understand their situation, would take turns to help them out financially.

The main reason for this unhappy couple is Sex. Ever since God sister who has reached her menopause ten years ago, she began to loose interest in making love with her husband. On the other hand God brother was a highly sexual person was deprived of his needs. Those days, they were loving and romantic when they could participate in intimacy. He was much a happier and satisfied person who was also holding a high position at his work then. With lesser and lesser sexual activities, he too lost his interest in working. It came to a point, the wife won't even like to be touched by the husband. However she still has the jealousy of not letting her man to look at other women. Because of his possessive wife and religious sensitiveness, he is abstaining away from sex . His frustration made him to be arrogance and hot-temper in behaviour most of the time. Today both of them blame each other for their mistakes.

I believe there are many couples out there, who are like my God brother and sister who are caught in their misery world. The man who is still able to make love but the woman isn't interested in making. I think the main cause to their misunderstanding is mainly due to no proper communication within the both of them. He should be frank to his wife, telling her his needs and want. At the same time, she should listen to understand and try to provide the necessary. Nothing is impossible if both are prepared to compromise. Yes! The young loves to have sex but the old needs it as well. I hope my God brother and God sister would read this blog.

Food for the heart - "Sex between a man and a woman can be absolutely wonderful - provided you get between the right man and the right woman." ~Woody Allen

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Cherokee Legend

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him an leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him . Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.

It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.
He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone.
Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, Sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Moral of the story:
Just because you can't see God,
Doesn't mean He is not there.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bless Father.

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?''

Of course, child. What may I do for you?

˜Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits, and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through customs for me, under your robe perhaps?

I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you: I will not lie.

With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.

When they got to Customs, she let the priest go ahead of her. The official asked, 'Father, do you have anything to declare? ˜From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare.

The official thought this answer was strange, so he asked "and what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused.

Roaring with laughter, the official said, "Go ahead, Father. Next!

This joke was contributed by a friend, Mui Chan who still has got humour.

Food for thought - "It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor." - Max Eastman quotes

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rejection is unavoidable in selling.

The toughest part in selling, especially selling life insurance is rejection. If one has a high rejection tolerance, the chances of succeeding in our challenging business is better.

Getting prospects isn't easy. Try asking your friends for some leads, and they would say i am sorry my friends won't like meeting insurance agents. Rejection! Try calling prospects on phone to secure appointment, most would turn you down, after knowing you are from an insurance company. Rejection again! Try making cold calls by visiting house to house, nobody is prepared to open their doors for you. You would be lucky if there is no dog around. Rejection again! Try approaching office to office, the boss would chase you away for disturbing their staffs. More rejection! You might have secured an appointment on phone to meet a new prospect, but on arriving to his place, he isn't there because he has forgotten you. This rejection might break your heart! Good finally there is someone who likes to meet up with you. You conduct a beautiful presentation from A to Z, but at the end he says he prefers to buy insurance from his relative who is also an agent from another company. That rejection can kill!

So the bottom line is; do you have patience and tolerance? Is your face thick enough to bear those rejections? Can you still smile when you are slapped on the face? Would you be proud to say i am a life insurance agent confidently? As far as i am concerned, i took all these rejections as part of learning in life. In fact each rejection made me stronger and smarter. Today i have learned to play with all these rejections as fun time. Meaning, without those countless rejections of the past, i won't have acquired the experiences of life and to write my wisdom on my blog. To my fellow colleagues in the industry.. to succeed in life we have to accept rejection as part of our selling.

Food for thought - "I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat." - Sylvester Stallone quotes

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Missing wife

A man went to police station for filing report for his missing wife:

Man: I lost my wife (misty)
Inspector: What is her height
Man: I never noticed
Inspector: Slim or healthy
Man: Not slim can be healthy
Inspector: Colour of eyes
Man: Never noticed
Inspector: Colour of hair
Man: Changes according to season
Inspector: What was she wearing
Man: Saree/suit/ I don’t remember exactly
Inspector: Was somebody with her ?????????
Man: Yes my Labrador dog, Romeo, tied with a golden chain, height 30 inches, healthy, blue eyes, blackish brown hair, his left foot thumb nail is slightly broken, he never barks, wearing a golden belt studded with blue balls, he likes non veg food, we eat together, we jog together…. And the man started crying…..
Inspector: Lets search for the dog first !!!!!!!

This story was sent over by a good associate, KY Wong. We might laugh over it but in true life it can happen to us. We so claimed we love our loved one, when we don't even know what they are like. So sad!

Food for thought - “One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity...” - Edward de Bono quotes

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Is money important?

Is money important? Most would say 'yes' and some might say 'no'. I just learned a Chinese proverb from a good friend, Honey Lee who said "If money can solve the problem, then it's not a problem." I think is true! If you could corrupt someone to save your life, then that's not a problem. Or if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness without a cure and money could not save your life, this is definitely a big problem.

Other than death, i believe all matters and issues could be solved with money. Even if a person is sentenced to death but not hang yet, i guess there is still a hope for this prisoner. On imagination only; if the prisoner concerned is extremely a wealthy and a powerful figure, and he is willing to pay 100 million, i guess there could be someone who might attempt to save him. But the fact is, who is willing to pay for such high stake for a live.

Another wisdom quiz over this money matter. Assuming you are the one who is to be hanged soon. A corrupted high judge knows you are a rich man and he is willing to save you for a 100 million dollars reward. You have exactly 1oo million dollars in your account. Are you willing to part all this cash to save your life or you prefer to be hanged? The judge isn't prepared to reduce a single dime. You either say 'yes' or a big 'no' and 'bye bye' to this world.

I know Deng Deng is reading my blog everyday. Would appreciate, if Deng Deng or anyone who could tell us your mind. Is money or life more important?

Unknown quote - “Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.”

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Are you a fun person to be connected?

Was a relaxing Sunday, when i had nothing to do. Many would have gone to the Church or some might be still lying on bed. With a creative thought, I sent out this message to some of my dears, honeys, darlings, and a sweetheart to ponder their mind. After all i am a naughty young man who always like disturbing special friends.

My message was written as; "The Lord said..Fun girls would go to heaven because they are happy and they could make other people happy too. Good girls might not go to heaven because they are happy only within themselves. What are you my child?"

Non who replied me the same day said they are good girls. I like these replies, "Aiyo Abang, sure I'm not those too, am the naughty one", " a nice and fun girl with a lot of blessing from my sweetheart, and " ...I am Wah Kor's fun girl."

I really do not know how they termed what is 'Good' girl to them. Perhaps good girl is one who is honest, kind, responsible and hardworking. All my special lady friends are good girls, but they have the extra personality of looking forward to fun and laughter in life. They cheer along those they meet, they won't let you feel bored, they motivate you with humour and they make you comfortable all the time. Good isn't enough. As a fun person, i think you are more rounded in nature. To all my darlings there, you make my life more interesting and happier.

I like this quote -“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” - Anthony Robbins quotes

Monday, December 07, 2009

Brain verses Mercedes Benz.

My last son Caldwin met a well dressed life insurance lady agent lately. He was very captured by her flashy Mercedes Benz she drove, and she is only twenty six of age. She told him she is only two years in the business and has qualified as member of the MDRT league.

My son asked, she is new in the business; Can she really afford the Benz!!!

This was what i told my puzzling son. There are two ways to conduct our business effectively. Either you use money or brain! When you have no brain yet, but you have the courage to throw money to flash over your entire personality, the chances are people would like to meet and talk business with you. In my case, God has blessed me with a creative brain. My brain allows me to speak with power, enthusiasm, love and plenty of wisdom. Clients deal with me because of my words, and the above lady sells because of her expensive car.

Son! The choice is yours. Dad prefers to use the brain rather than an artificial brain of an expensive car. The brain lasts longer than a man made vehicle. To those who aren't brave to spend or has no wisdom of thought, they might even find it difficult to sell in this challenging world. Whether you like it or not, these are true facts of life.

Food for thought - "Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life." -Gottfried Reinhardt.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Can He or She be trusted on bed?

I have a wisdom quiz for my readers today.

Question One:
Is freezing out there, and there is only one available heated room with two single beds for the nite. There are two different guests wanting to have this warm room for themselves. One is a seventy years old man and the other is a twenty years old beautiful girl. Do you think the man and the girl be able to sleep comfortably well in this room for the nite?

Question Two:
Same situation. The only different is, the elderly guest is an old lady of seventy and the younger person is a handsome boy of twenty. Are they going to be comfortable to sleep together in this room?

Would appreciate to those who are brave to offer some interesting wisdom comments, please let us know your age and sex. Awaiting for your response.

Jerry Rubin quotes - “Don't trust anyone over thirty.”
Oscar Wilde quotes - "One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything."

Friday, December 04, 2009

I like to be beaten by my love.

Love is blind. You need tolerance to be blinded in love. I admire this man who has all the tolerance and patience to love his woman. Read the following true story and you would understand why love is blind....

Beaten by his wife — and he loves her

A PHOTOGRAPHER in Chongqing, China, puts up with his wife beating him daily — all in the name of love.

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that the couple even have an agreement to avoid the beating from getting out of hand.

“We agreed that the beatings should not be too severe, failing which she will have to return to her parents and stay with them for three days,” said the young man, who was only identified by his surname Zhang.

Zhang said his wife had loved martial arts since she was young and that when they first met at a party, his friends had teased him about becoming her “punching bag” after marriage.

Recalling the first time he was beaten up by his wife, Zhang said he had teased her about her hairstyle.

“But despite all the beatings, I still love her,” the daily quoted him as saying.

So! Where do you stand? For the gentlemen there; Can you take the beating and scolding from your partners? To the ladies; Do you enjoy seeing your partners crying in pain out of your love? I do when i am beaten in pain on bed.

Food for the heart - "Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly." ~Rose Franken

Thursday, December 03, 2009

She is too naive.

This morning i read a disgusting news on our local newspaper. The title is.. College student duped into having sex with ‘medium’ .

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old college student who sought a medium’s help to end her streak of bad luck ended up having to sleep with the man.

She approached the medium, known only as master Choy, in April on the recommendations of her friends as she was worried about her well-being.

The 50-year-old medium told her she would not be able to get rid of the bad luck unless she had sex with a married man.

After some persuasion from the man, who is married, the girl agreed to have sex with him.

“He told me I had to sleep with a married man to get rid of all the bad luck,” she told a press conference at the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department here yesterday.

Before having sexual intercourse, the medium told the girl, who is pursuing a degree in nutrition at a college, to strip naked and pose for some photographs.

She realised that she had been cheated a few months later when her luck had not changed and worse, she had contracted a sexually transmitted disease from him.

She went back to the medium and threatened to expose him but he slapped her and warned that he would post her nude photographs on the Internet.

The girl claimed that the medium issued a death threat against her should she decide to lodge a police report.

“I am getting a lawyer now to file a case against him,” she said.

MCA Public Services and Complaints Depart­ment head Datuk Michael Chong advised the public to be wary of bogus mediums.

My personal view...How could a college student be so easily duped by a total stranger??? My conclusion, she could be intelligence but not smart. Education could teach one to be knowledgeable. Is sad, education doesn't teach us to be smart and wise. An innocent student might expect the world to be kind, she assumed everyone is honest and sincere. She is definitely a very naive person who is lacking in the worldly experience. In schools, colleges and universities, they could be teaching us everything you like to learn, but they could never teach us the wisdom of life. Perhaps it is one subject, we have to experience ourselves in this world. To survive in this uncertain and unkind world, we have to be intelligence and smart too.

Food for thought - "The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget."

“Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; and love by love.”

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” - Thomas S. Szasz quote .

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Two Horses. There is a field, with two horses in it

From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.

This alone is amazing.

If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two horses, you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.

Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Good friends are like that... you may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.

And kinder than necessary- everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.....

Habeeb Kareem was the friend who shared this beautiful story to me. Thank you Habeeb.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Love him unconditionally.

Farijah has been in love with her European boyfriend for almost three years. She claimed non of the Malaysian males she had met so far in her life could be better than her current lover. He is romantic, loving, caring, kind and love her so much. I was a bit jealous and upset when she told me that, because she said Malaysian man makes lousy mates. She could be blind herself, as she never knew there was one perfect ideal man always stood in front of her and yet she did not notice at all. Ayoh! Thats Robert Foo lah!

Life is always unpredictable. Farijah had a confrontation with her boyfriend when they were discussing on spiritual belief. Although he came from different nationality, race and culture, he is prepared to accept all changes and adjustment but on the spiritual belief it was a very sensitive issue. Over their long term marriage plan, he refused to be converted to her faith. Out of anger and frustration, the lady left the man the next day with a broken heart.

By chances we met recently and i could see her sorrow and unhappiness through her voice and eyes. With my confidence approaches, she revealed her aching heart to my listening ears. In short, i related to her the three forces of life. They are Spiritual, Knowledge and Wisdom. She was intelligence with knowledge but lacking in spiritual and wisdom. Knowledge alone could bring arrogance and self esteem which might be rejected by those whom she encounter. If only she has wisdom, she could be wiser and be more thoughtful to her partner. A wisdom person could understand the spiritual path clearer too. Unless she is wise, she would never win her man again.

I am glad Farijah took my advices. This morning she sent me this message; "Hi dear, so you are still in Singapore. Just wanting to tell you that 'Talk" we had in your office about using wisdom has impacted me so much. I realised how much and how badly i need love in my life. I got it from Rxxxxxx and i am not willing to live a life that's so lifeless... Worst of it to throw it away. So i used my wisdom, spiritual then knowledge to reach this path of making the best of what i have. I started to have nice feeling yesterday and i am so happy he feels the same too. A big hug for you dear, luv you and thank you very much for being there for me."

I could hear her happy voice and i know she is in love again.

To my dear Farijah - “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” - Brian Tracy quote