Side Notes

Just a silent sign

In the office, these few days are very long days, many things to do. My colleague went hometown for his wedding ceremony and I was the one who have to handle his task lists and my own task too.

Tonight, I went for dinner with my sister. once a week we will go out for dinner because we seldom meet.

Every morning she go to office, I will be still at my bed and when I reached home, she already asleep. only saturday or sunday we will meet in the morning for breakfast (not too often). sometimes I woke up late or go for badminton.

I was on my way to orchard, I was in the train, the first cabin just behind the driver seat and in front of me two people speak sign language, gave each other gestures of wording from hand’s movement or an expression from their face to support what they are talking about and sometimes from their lips, its like they try to speak it out but no sound.

Then I try my self to be silent. For a moment I was stunned, I feel I could not express nor describe the paragraph the way I want it. I feel really desperate to be able to convey my message across, I feel desperate to be able to master the sign language at that moment, all that hand gestures. I felt so difficult at that point of time.

huh.. at last, I reached orchard and walk out of train. Still thinking about it why I felt so difficult or desperate to get people understand me at that point of silent.

Did I put too much pressure on people’s expectation to be as simple as they want to hear or simply I try too hard to get them understand what I mean?

Even we speak different language, we all have the same expectation, trying to figure out how to convey the message correctly so that can be understood by the other party.

Interesting how we try to get people to understand us, it means, we still have difficulty in communication.

Side Notes

Motto of learner

In introduction, he states that. Life is for learning. We will continuously learning many new things in this life. A learner is an earner, as a learner we must be humble; to admit we do not know it all and we do not have it all.

Here are the motto of Learner.

1. He who knows Not, and knows he knows Not, is a child. Feed him.

2. He who knows Not, and knows Not he knows Not, is a fool. Avoid him.

3. He who knows, and knows Not that he knows, is asleep. Awaken him.

4. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is a wise man. Follow him.

I don’t get it first but might not get it too till now, a little understanding I hope to capture the meaning of it. I try to explain from my own perspectives, my own understanding.

As simple as you know you know a little but have desire and curiosity to learn
You may not know about something but you have desire to keep find out about it, learn about it, be humble, willing to learn, open your heart & mind to understand it. It’s like a seed know it is a seed, need water to grow to become something better. (feed him)

As simple as you lack something but never know you have to improve it.
The worst that possibly happens is that, you act smart but does not know about it, not understand, can not see the big picture of it but stubbornly stand by it without giving a chance to your self to learn, to open up to other people to poke you or correct you. It’s like a rotten apple, never know its going to be wasted, will be thrown soon. (avoid him).

As simple as you do not know unreleased potentials you have inside.
When you know something better, but never realize it. There are lots of potential in it. You are suppose to be a better person, can achieve and do many things. Believe in your self, God created you with lots of gift bury inside you. You just need to unlock it, and all of that just burst out. Believe and have faith. It’s like a rose, only realise the thorns around it, but doesn’t know how beautiful is its self. (awake him)

As simple as you already know many things but still willing to learn.
When you understand more, read many books that inspired you, improves you, grows you in many aspect in your life, spiritually or knowledge based and you do listen, humble still, think (even deeply) before you speak, it brings the charisma of how big is your self, and how you are so deeply understand the situation. People admire you. It’s like a eagle, knows its capable of and shows its claws. (follow him)

a Seed, an Apple, a Rose, an Eagle?

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often by Apelles Poh.