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Anyway

March 29, 2009
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Sunday will be over in about three and a half hours.Today has been a beautiful day with blue sky and nice weather. I would have love to go out and enjoy the day. But I decided against it as I really wanted to list a lot of Brunei and Sarawak stamps on Ebay. The last few days had been a nightmare….I was unable to do my Ebay listings due to Streamyx being so sloooow in my area.  For the information of those outside Malaysia, Streamyx is the “leading” broadband internet service provider in Malaysia. Its service has been very erratic lately and I just wish there is a better alternative to Streamyx.  Even the E-Speed broadband service in neighbouring Brunei is better than Streamyx. I used to work in Brunei so I am quite familiar with E-Speed.  Though its service is also not great, I think it is way ahead of Streamyx. How I wish we have the very high speed broadband services like those in Singapore!

I finished my Ebay listings about an hour ago and then I had my dinner with my wife and my son Les.  After hours spent at the computer doing my Ebay listings, it really felt great to sit down to a homecook dinner with my family. I enjoy my wife’s cooking  especially her curry chicken.

I was flipping through my big collection of Princess Diana stamps when I saw the stamps of her with Mother Teresa. That reminded me of the anonymous poem “Anyway” that I have stored in my computer.   It is touching and is a great guide to living our lives to the fullest. Here is the poem:

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Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical,
And self-centered
Forgive them anyway

If you are kind, people may accuse you
Of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some
False friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone
Could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
People will often forget tomorrow;
Be good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
And it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

-Anonymous, found on the wall of Mother Teresa’s office

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