The year came, the year is almost at the end for year 2011. What a wonderful year it has been with ups and downs. Hubs and I have experienced one of the most challenging years of our lives and busyness was to say the least, one of the hugest challenges for us.
While the carols ring in the distance and bells toll for the coming new year, let us quieten our hearts down snd start to reflect on the great, the good and the goshes of year 2011.
"The 12th General Election did not only result in the change of government in four states or the lost of Barisan Nasional two-thirds majority in Parliament. It brought along many practices never seen before in the government system. In Selangor, a body under the state assembly was formed to monitor the use of public funds.
In the federal Parliament the increasing presence of opposition representatives has resulted in more serious debates. Today, UMNO and Barisan Nasional has started speaking the language of change. However, the real reform process is not as easy as voting on polling day.
This documentary discusses the meaning behind those promised changes. Info on KOMAS - komas.org
A Big Pictures production for Pusat KOMAS. 36 mins. Director: Anna Har Producer: Brenda Danker Executive Producer: Jerald Joseph Editor: Chi Too
Pilihan Raya umum ke-12 bukan setakat melibatkan perubahan empat kerajaan negeri atau kehilangan kuasa dua pertiga Barisan Nasional di Parlimen. Ia membawa kepada pelbagai amalan yang tidak wujud dan namkapasing sebelum inin dapat dirasakan oleh rakyat buat julung kalinya. Di negeri Selangor satu badan di bawah Dewan Negeri ditubuhkan untuk memantau perbelanjaan dana awam.
Di peringkat Persekutuan , Parlimen kini nampak lebih serius dengan kehadiran wakil pembangkang. Hari ini, Barisan Nasional yang keras kepala sebelum 8 Mac lalu, juga sudah mula bertutur dalam bahasa prubahan. Bagaimanapun, perubahan yang sebenar bukanlah semudah membuang undi pada pilihan raya.
Selepas Tsunami is also available in Mandarin, Tamil, and Iban language. Please contact Pusat KOMAS +603-7968 5415 to purchase the DVDs. Email: email@example.com"
We go through life cruising and not knowing where we are going. Just floating through the streams, rivers, and waves of life and taking them as they come.
I have a confession to make. Sometimes we take wrong turns, U-turn at the wrong junctions, rough bumps and holes along the way. I did too.
It has been a soul-searching 2 months, starting from my birthday, coinciding with hubs' and my travels in Hanoi, through to reading John Maxwell's Roadmap to Success, purchasing our [invaluable] whiteboard to jot down notes, verbalize vision and mission of our lives and draw mindmaps, talking to wiser ones who've eaten more salt than our rice. Most of all, sensing His presence in the incidences and situations of our lives, hearing His voice in the quiet of our conversations, and experiencing His faithful hand in our simple existence.
We need to take time to assess, evaluate and chart out again our path. It has been a fruitful two months to make decisions, position priorities, rest and recharge, and take next steps.
We often judge others for who they are, or not are. Somehow, our judgments are found to be baseless upon finding the truth. More commonly, we never choose to seek the truth for the comfort of believing our preconceived ideas and judgments.
We all make judgments and conclusions about things, situations, and people. I've been found guilty of this as well. I've been made to be aware of my judgments and assumptions of people and situations, through my practicums' supervision when I was a finishing my Masters. How often I was found to be making assumptions and jumping to conclusions, and worse still, verbalizing them without a thought. How often, I was also shown to be wrong. I still am shown to be wrong, countless times.
I try as best as I can to give people the benefit of the doubt. I try to listen and to put myself in the other person's shoes. I believe everyone has a story that led to their behaviour; whether conscious or unconscious is a very different issue altogether. I sometimes fail. But I try. And try. And try.