Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stop awhile, and listen

This is a short story I stumbled upon some time back. I hope you all can put aside 5 minutes of your time and read it.

Here it goes.

A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.


SON: 'Mummy, may I ask you a question?'

MUM: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the woman. 

SON: 'Mummy, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the woman said angrily.

SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'

MUM: 'If you must know, I make $50 an hour.'

SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: 'Mummy, may I please borrow $25?'

The mother was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25 and he really didn't ask for money very often.

The woman went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. 'Are you asleep, son?' She asked.

'No Mummy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.

'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the woman. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.'

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you Mummy!' he yelled.

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother. 'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the mother grumbled.

'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied. 'Mummy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness.


It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

Share this story with your friends, and the ones you love.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Be part of my life

The month of April is coming to an end. And I guess the best way to end is to end it with a bang! Right?

This week is bound be an exciting week for all.

First up, online contest open to all! A chance to win $100 cash! Simply download a QR Scanner (Click HERE if you dont have one), and scan the QR codes below to access the links to different MVs of different artistes.
Once you have "found" my MV, simply share it on your own Facebook profile. Send the link of your Facebook profile containing the shared MV to "". Remember to include your real name and your contact number in the email. The correct link with the most likes or comments will win the prize! (",)

The second event of the week is......

Yep that's right! Music showcase! It's my first music showcase of the year. I will be singing songs from my album as well as covers from my idols Lee Hom and Jay Chou. There will also be special songs that I will sing which I will reveal on the day itself. It will be unplugged with my own taste. Hehe.

I'm looking forward to this event and I hope everyone can come support me! Details are as follows:

Date: 29 April 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Venue: K Union @ K Box Orchard Cineleisure Level 8

Entrance is free! Simply SMS to reserve a seat for you and your friends.

Type [ELSON SOH] space [YOUR NAME] and send it to 98770340.

What are you waiting for? See you guys on Sunday!

Lastly before I go I wanna share this with you guys.

Yup. My second malay single is due to release soon! Looking forward to every moment. Hope everyone can support this song.

Last but not least before I go, anybody saw this video? (",)

Loves. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Random Thoughts

Weather now: Rainy

It you walk away, everyday it will rain, rain, rain.

These few weeks havent been the best for me. Somehow many things happening that isnt according to what I had hoped. Exam's coming and I just dont feel prepared at all. There are so many things to do yet so little time. So many readings, so many revisions, so many work to do. I just try my best to finish them all.

Ever felt useless at doing something which you werent good at? That's what I'm feeling now.

Many times people ask me to do something. More often than not before doing something I know the outcome of the situation. Not because I'm a genius but because I know myself. I know what I'm good at and what I'm not.

If I commit to a project or something, I make sure I do it and most of the time I succeed and complete the job to near perfection.

When I say "No", to something, it's not because I'm lazy or what. But rather I know it cant be done with my current capabilities due to my own nature, the way I am brought up and the character of myself.

But people always take my "No" differently based on their own judgement and criticise me for my attitude. Very often, my "No" is always true. The project or matter ends up as a failure. Sucky thing is, when that ends up as a failure, it is my fault because I am supposed to be "able to succeed no matter what".

People dont understand me at all. They demand, and expect it to be delivered to them. When they fail, they keep quiet. When I fail, it's my fault.

Many times I choose to keep quiet and just follow and that's only because I dont want to argue. I hate to argue and I hate unhappiness. How many actually realised that I dont like it but I keep quiet and do things for the sake of making other people happy?

How I wish there was someone who can truly understand me.

I wished for happiness, but all I get is emptiness..

Sorry for ranting. Sometimes things just aint too rosy. Sometimes I need an avenue to vent my frustrations, my thoughts. Sometimes, I just need an understanding heart and a listening ear..

On another random note, you can make me smile by following me on Twitter or liking my Facebook Page! Would appreciate all the effort! (",)

Song for the moment: Kiss the Rain

Hope you guys like it like I do.

Signing off. Loves.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Exams Preparations

So fast and it's April already. Anybody got pranked on on April Fools? LOL!

The header of this post seems boring, but it is exactly what I'm doing right now. As you guys know, apart from being an artiste, I am also a student. And being a student means attending lessons, having assignments and last of all, examinations.

I would gladly admit that I'm not a 'books person', which is to say I'm not good at studying. I cant say that I can give you guys "study tips", but I would like to share about preparing for exams my way. Lol.

Firstly, it doesnt help when you have a lecturer who teaches like this. Half of the time I cant make out what he's talking about and the other half was spent trying to decipher his "doctor" style handwriting.

See what I meant? Lol. So most of the times I have to do my own revision and self-study.

It helps to have a handy tablet on the go. For me, I store all my papers and assignments in my iPad, which I bring everywhere I go. As for my notes, they only give us hard copies, else you will see me only bringing my iPad everywhere I go. It also help if you download the apps which allows you to take notes on the pdf files. There are a few free apps around in itunes which you guys can use.
Secondly, get yourself a study buddy or form a study group. For me, I dont really like to study alone as it can be quite frustrating if you dont understand what you are reading and you have noone to ask. With a group of friends, you can ask each other questions and discuss together, which makes understanding a whole lot easier.

Thirdly, the place I study at is important for me. Always pick a place where you can feel comfortable for a few hours (home will be a good choice but I often get too comfortable and end up sleeping. Lol). My top choice is certainly Starbucks. There's coffee, cakes, free wi-fi, powerpoint access etc etc, what more can you ask for?

They also have fruit juices available if you are not a fan of coffee. Would personally recommend Cloudy Apple juice. Yum yum!

Start with a plan, a realistic one. Like how many chapters are you going to complete within the few hours you are staying there, and do it. You can try to choose which subjects to study at different times. Also, take note of the time your brain is most active at. Then you can fully maximize your time spent studying. For me it's usually at night. Lol.

Yup, that's how I prepare myself for my exams. What about you guys? Share with me and maybe I'll get some tips. You can leave me a message or tweet me through twitter.

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