Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Full Definition of Humility:  the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people : the quality or state of being humble

Recently i had a chance to meet up with one of the workers. I was told that his work permit is being cancelled and have to depart Singapore. On the day of his departure, i met up with him and sent him to the airport. As we are on the way to Terminal 2, he was sharing with me and asked me in a humble way,'' why am i being sent back? What have i done?'' After his sharing, i was just thinking thru what he shared. 

To me, i was touched by his sharing and the way he shared. Sometimes, bad things do happened to good, hardworking, faithful in the little things people. Throughout the entire situation that he shared with me, he remain calm and continued working as scheduled. He couldn't be bothered or be emotionally attached to the happenings around him. He was focus on the work that was set before him. People always says that there are two sides to the story, well i believe  his side was the good side. Why? 1. When he was being attacked by his drunk colleague, he did not retaliate physically or verbally. 2. He reported the case to his superior, and have them handled the case rather than taking things into his hands. Even when he received the dismissal notice, he chose to ask why in a humble, lowly attitude in front of his superior. Even while he was sharing with me, he was calm and asked me to ask his superior humbly why was he dismissed.

Pride and dignity are important. But make no mistakes about it. Meekness is not weakness. Just because you have small fists and triceps, doesn't make you humble. Notice i mentioned, ''the quality or state of being humble'' Humility is in the mindset, the way we think and feel. And how is humility shown? It's by the words we speak, the way we carry ourselves, the way how we live our daily life. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Why fight?

Two of my colleagues/workers fought on the Sunday evening, resulting in one of them hospitalized for two days and mc.  Two days later, my boss called me in to discuss regarding this matter. And after reading, hearing from different ones, i do have something to say.

The most important when someone goes through that, it's not about finding what or who is right, what is wrong. But most importantly, it's to accept. To show them that we accept them that them as they are right now. Give them the space, time to recover to do what is right.

People are bound to make mistakes, errors. Some are daily, some are weekly, but it doesn't matter how long. What matters is how are we going to make it good, or even better. Don't solve the problem, yet leaving the people outside. Things/circumstances/situations can only change only when humans, people are involved. If we choose to leave/stay out of the matter, surely it will grow/go bad. Eg: You leave an apple on the table without touching. Two hours later when you returned, the apple shows signs of decaying. When you return the next day, the apple is rotten. 

So what can we say? If you and I choose not to do anything, often the things will leave or grow bad. The things and the people around matters. Don't wait till it's too late. Remember: No point crying over spilled milk.