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What we can learn from Alice

Posted in life is a soundtrack, movies on May 4, 2010 by Sugust

It’s easy to think that Alice in Wonderland is a dreamland fairy tale for children. On the surface it appears to be just that. However, if you look closer, you will realise that Alice’s world translates into much more than a children’s fairytale.

The story has been studied and analysed by psychoanalysts since the early 1900’s and although it’s filled with chaos there is lots to learn from its underlying messages.

1. Manage your Personal Growth
The most important metaphor in the story is one of growth. We see Alice grow from tall to short and from big to small. Growing up is about changing body size, dealing with ups and downs, feeling confident or insecure about oneself. When Alice eats she grows, when she drinks she shrinks. She soon learns to use the resources in her world to control her personal growth.

We spend our lives ‘growing up’ in one way or another. What are you doing to manage your personal growth?

2. Be Specific about What You Want to Achieve
Alice learns about the importance of knowing what she wants. We can learn a great deal about the importance of goals from her conversation with the Cheshire Cat.

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
“’That depends a good deal on where you want to get to”’ said the Cat.
“’I don’t much care where” said Alice.
‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

Think about what you will achieve over the next 90 days! Write it down together with the steps that you will take to achieve that. Imagine specifically what you will see and hear as you achieve your goal. Think about it until you can run a mental movie of what you want over and over again. In particular think about how achieving your goal will make you feel, and build the intensity of that emotion in your mind.

3. Develop your Identity
The characters in wonderland continually ask Alice who she is. As a result, she questions her identity. When we have doubts about who we are and what we stand for it affects our entire life. Consider the roles you have in your life, for example;

a parent, a spouse, a son or a daughter, a colleague, a leader or a friend. Write out the qualities you believe you have in those roles. E.g. “I am a caring father” or “I am a creative business person”. Remember that you will assume different behaviours in each role. As you learn more about yourself in each role, you will reinforce your self-belief and learn to develop your capabilities within each role.

4. Say What you Really Mean
Alice is continually told to say what she means. How often do you really say what you mean? When did you last have a conversation really meaningful conversation? When you connect with people who share similar values, you will find that you share more meaningful conversations.

5. Challenge your Creativity
In the latest movie Alice’s father, a successful entrepreneur, tells her that he thinks of 6 impossible things before breakfast every day. Imagine if you just thought of 1 impossible thing per day. You could find ways to solve problems or create something that was never invented before. Get your creative juices flowing by thinking of 1 impossible thing everyday.

6. Follow the Advice you Give Yourself
“Alice generally gave herself good advice (though she very seldom followed it).”
Do you give yourself good advice and do you follow it? Or are we better at giving others advice and expecting them to follow it?

Whether you enjoy this fairytale for its entertainment value or search for the deeper meaning like I have, there is lots of value to be had.

We spend all of our lives “growing up” in one way or another. The underlying messages in Alice in Wonderland are about personal growth and development. Growing up is about learning who we are, what we stand for, what we want to do, be and have. It’s about dealing with difficulty, hurt and pain as well as love, laughter and fun. It’s about overcoming fears, embracing new challenges and nurturing relationships. It’s about using our talents and learning to be the best we can be.

This may be a children’s story at heart, however we can learn a great deal from a young girl who acquires the confidence and courage to break free from rules to become that person she aspires to be.

Cc: Alice in Wonderland


Adam Green

Posted in life is a soundtrack, movies on May 3, 2010 by Sugust

Adam Green – The Moldy Peaches – Anyone else but you – Juno

Source: The Web of Indie Bands 🙂

#1 phone-notes

Posted in Daily updates, life is a soundtrack, movies on May 1, 2010 by Sugust

I get enough of what I always noted on the phone. Now, I will throw it up in here. Let’s clear the phone! J

Movie to go:

  1. Valentine’s day
  2. Confucius.
  3. Up in the air
  4. 3idiots
  5. Percy The Lightening Thief
  6. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasus
  7. Hachiko
  8. Happy Go Lucky
  9. When In Rome
  10. The hurt Locker
  11. Clash of the titans
  12. Lovely Bones
  13. Remember me
  14. How to train your dragon

And sometimes I updated my list of some movies that I’ve been watched before. With some movies of kind-of-forgotten-to-be-rent. So I SHOULD rent some (after finishing this mid-term of 6th semester exam! J

  1. Daddy’s camp
  2. The bucket list
  3. King
  4. Runaway vacation
  5. Garfield funfest
  6. Breaking and entering
  7. G-force
  8. W (George Washington-the President)

Here are some accompanied-notes to the above movies that haven’t been watched huhu.

  1. Are we done yet
  2. Daddy day care
  3. The pacifier
  4. The international
  5. Color of paradise
  6. Children of heaven
  7. LeSilence
  8. Turtles can fly (I bet this movie were supper! A must-find movie then.)

Wish I got God’s great grace to the whole this year to finishing watching them until the end of this year. Struggle! (it’s like I will abandon my assignment in midstream hahah :p)

♥ Matt Crocker ♡ the day and Thanks, Lord :’)

Posted in life is a soundtrack, moment-capturing on April 20, 2010 by Sugust

Suggestions to have a better life

Posted in life is a soundtrack, life-fully, tips and tricks on April 8, 2010 by Sugust

March 29 goes to Tweety

Posted in life is a soundtrack, life-fully on March 29, 2010 by Sugust

Wow, today is the ‘one month’ before my day come in the next 31 days.

I’ll write (maybe just put) some words, moments, feelings, hopes and jokes :p to re-run the days before.

I’ll keep these as a thing that I have to be thanked for.

Before the clock reach up to 00.00 I’ll quickly post it.

Here they’re:

  1. An hour before, I suddenly found Ten2five-Hold On lyrics on a twitter of an artist who is studying at Melbourne now. Guess who she was! :p It’s quite happy enough to make my day! Then I downloaded it quick hihi.
  2. I met a mom plus her kid (looks like in the playgroup age), then courageously waiting for something happened at that ‘quite’ public transportation. To make sure that everything was right, I always take a glance at them both. Suddenly, the mom said “x, don’t be like that! Mom is busy just for you! Don’t you understand?”. That words came out because seconds before, the kid made some rude act to his mom. A moment after, they shout to stop the car. And the mom was just paid one thousand for them both. Jeez! I couldn’t make any point about that. But finally, I hope, the parents out there should be more ‘kindly’ when teaching their kid. Prepare everything!
  3. Humm. This one is hard. Hehe! Because when I need a help of a friend to ‘hurry’ make some design of something, I got a surprised. As my sister from different mom said “He was look alike of an artist. Maybe the only kid of memes and adi ms”. Hahaha hope it will be good in the day after J
  4. Based on an organization that I pray for ( :p ), I should go for it’s program in this year of July. But, my skill of this language delayed me until next year. Well.. I’m not fully unsatisfied of it. I’m thanked God because I can fully concentrate on the things in ahead (final task) on the next semester.
  5. For the things that have left. I should thanked it all for God. From Him. And to Him J
  6. I hope I could remember these tweets before I reaching up the ‘tweety-yellowy’ age (pssst.. at least I’m still young between my peers ;p ):

RT @jaesonma: Today is a brand new day, a brand new year… the old is gone & the new has come. Don’t look back, but forward with your eyes on Christ!

RT @jaesonma: Dear God, this day give me the strength to focus my heart, soul, strength & mind like flint to honor You, know You & to do Your will ~ amen

Lazyness meet The Dilligent

Posted in Daily updates, life is a soundtrack, life-fully with tags , on December 8, 2009 by Sugust

I believe in the word of Miracle. But more into Hardwork.

Now I know what it’s mean. It’s mean to make a regular practice every second, every hour, every minute, every hour and everyday. And that’s why I’m so in love with what we also called “words”, “statement”, “quotes”, “literature”, and all the same damn things.

I almost forget to add this story: today, i just went to sleep at 5.30 am (Dec 08 ’09). And suddenly woke up at 11.00 am (Dec 08 ’09). I ‘m so freakin bad. At 11.20 I should attend Character Building class. Then what I can do is just sent my friend a message and said: “Kalo sekali absen, gapapa kan ya?”

LOL. I forgot that this class lecturer is sooo good. Haha. We should attend all the class of him if we want to get an A score. Woott?? I just have a sleepyhead. That’s it. Then I get back to my bedroom to prepare everything for the next class. At 01.20pm. At least I still have 1 hour to go.

Thanks, Jesus!

Oh I’ve found this stuff just a minute ago:

Things to Prepare Before Applying a Scholarship

Getting a scholarship for an overseas study is a competitive process. This is because many people like you want the scholarship, but not all can be awarded. The cholarship money is simply not enough to fund all at once. Also, the scholarship providers want to ensure that only the best, well prepared applicants are selected and so the money is spent rightly and efficiently to what it is intended for. So, you have to be a winner!

Lots of people have won scholarship. You hear this every time. But how have they done this good job? Are they luckier or more superior or intelligent than others? No, they are not! If you ask them about the winning secrets are, they may simply give you the following lists: things to prepare or consider before applying a scholarship.

Academic certificate and transcript

Soon after graduation, do not wait. Obtain your original academic certificate and transcript, and make some copies of them. You need to certify them and, remember, that people at university are some times going somewhere when you need their signatures. More importantly, you need to translate both your academic certificate and transcript. Check around, there maybe some people have done the same. This will ease the task. If not, they are yours anyway. When you are done, it is wise to get other people to see them. They may give you valuable inputs, even correcting misspelled course names. Again, you need signatures of dean and rector on the translated version of your academic certificate and record.

Research proposal

You need to decide earlier which study route you are going to undertake – course or research or both. If you prefer a course-based study, you do not need a proposal. But if you are going to do a research, you definitely need a research proposal.

Good research proposal require time and energy to construct. So it is always better to prepare it earlier. Basically, the proposal will not be much different to the one you have done previously in your research as part of your undergraduate study. This will include background, objective, problems or questions to answer, hypothesis, methodology, and references. These are the essences of a proposal. For more on research proposal, read here and here

When you are done with those basic requirements, ask suggestions from others. When the application is open, check if the scholarship provider requires a bit more to what you have prepared.

Letter from intended university and supervisors

Download application form from the university website and fill it before send it back to the university. The university will respond you and issue you with a letter of acceptance. You may indicate in the form that you will begin your study next year, waiting for a scholarship which you are now struggling for. Most likely they will issue you with a conditional acceptance. They will keep reissuing this until you succeed with your scholarship application.

While your are in the website, go to your targeted department or school to find your potential supervisor. Even, this needs to be done first before filling in a admission form. The reason you will not studying in this university unless you have got an academic staff willing to supervise you. So get their email address, and make contacts with them. In the first time, you just need to introduce yourself, mention your academic background and your research proposal, and ask if he/she is available to supervise you. If they are busy because there are many students already under their responsibilities, don’t panic. Ask him/her if they know people around there who are still able to take additional students.

The good with the letter from university and supervisor when you have them at hand is that you can attach them to your application form and present them to the interviewers. These letters will increase your chances of winning the scholarship because the interviewers will so impressed that you are better prepared and have taken more advanced steps compared to other candidates.

from: Scholarship

Hope it will help everyone someday.

Music Video playing: Me – Super Junior, Wonderboy – Super Junior

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