“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind….or forgotten.” ~Lilo and Stitch
Never neglect your real family in life because they are the ones who will stand by your side in times of trials. They don’t judge you and will accept you for who you really are.
“You can choose what you do; But you can’t choose what you like to do.”
Yes, I can choose which things to do. I can choose to dance, to sing, to travel around the world, to read books, to write, to work, to speak in front of people, to do some sports like badminton, billiards, volleyball or bowling, and to engage myself in business. Or simple things like cooking, cleaning the house, washing the dishes and arranging things. I can choose to do these things but I can’t choose which of these things I like to do. Like I cannot force myself to like cooking or clean the house. I can’t tell myself to like speaking in front of people, or to do sports like bowling.
For me, choosing to do things I love is easier said than done. Because, sometimes, I also find it confusing or difficult to decide which things I love to do or which things I don’t like doing. And because my decisions are sometimes affected by the people around me, by the fears that I have, and by the weaknesses that I have.
I have tried to come up with this list on how to identify if you love something or not. Maybe this will help for those who also find it difficult to decide.
- If a thing sticks in your mind for a long time, then that might be a sign you really love that thing. It never gets off your mind.
- It keeps you excited thinking about it.
- You have the burning desire to do it.
- Try to list down the things you don’t love doing and if it’s not on list then it must be something you like. (Hehehe)
- It really thrills you unassumingly.
- You don’t care about what others say.
- You don’t care if you fail many times doing that thing. Just for the love of doing it makes you wanna do more.
Now, there you go. If you still have something to add, do not hesitate to comment.
Everyday is an opportunity to be grateful for the things and blessings that you have received.
Instead of the thinking about the mishaps and the negatives in your life, count all the things or blessings big or small that you are grateful for. In this way, you will be able appreciate what you have in your life and you will be able to magnify these.
Helping other people succeed is one of the most fulfilling and satisfying feeling a person can experience.
Some people, I believe, help others because of the popularity that they may gain later or maybe because they want something in return. Some also want to gain dominance over the benefactor. If people help others because of the reasons stated above, you should try helping others once for the sake of helping. And maybe you’ll find fulfillment deep inside your soul. Let us try our best not to be shallow.
Hanifa for Chocolates and Petaling Street for Souvenir Items
- Hanifa’s address is 149 Jalan Masjid India, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can get there by bus, by train or by taxi. You can find many chocolates and other goods in a very affordable prices.
- If you plan to buy souvenir items like key chains, miniature buildings and a lot more, do not buy inside the malls. It can be a bit pricey. Petaling Street or often called Chinatown sells affordable souvenir items. You can also find shirts with Malaysia prints for only 5-10 RM.
Kuala Lumpur is relatively a very safe tourist destination. But there are some few things to avoid while staying in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Traffic Jam. Because Malaysia offers very affordable cars, many people can own one. That’s why traffic jam is one of the problems of KL during rush hour. Usually, traffic starts at 5:30 pm until around 7 pm during weekdays after work. So, if you are in KL, avoid traffic jam by taking the train, by walking if your place is nearby or by avoiding congested areas such as Jalan Tun Razak, Bukit Bintang, Jalan Raja Chulan and many other areas. Or you can install the app Waze because it can give you which congested areas to avoid real-time and can give you optional route to your destination.
- Taxi drivers who ask for a higher taxi fares. Taxi fares are supposedly measured by meter. If a taxi driver asks you to pay a certain amount and not using meter, it is better not to take that taxi because some may ask you double the exact fare. Taxis on stand by near KLCC except for the blue executive ones, since those are really expensive, taxis near Berjaya Time Square, Petaling Street and sometimes any where in KL will ask you for high fare. You’d better go a bit far away from those areas to take taxi. If you’re in KLCC, just cross the road across and wait for taxi near H&M. If you’re in Berjaya Time Square, also cross the road using the overpass, you’ll reach the bus stop near a sports wear shop and wait for a taxi that does not ask for a high fare. If you’re in Petaling Street or Chinatown, you also just have to cross the overpass, you will reach the taxi stand near the Kota Raya building and take the taxis there. But sometimes they ask higher fare, so, look for another one. They won’t bother if you don’t take them. Or better yet, install the application MyTeksi. This application will send a taxi to your place and drives you to your destination. You just to add 2RM for government tax. But they will use meter for the fare.
- Spicy food. If you are not into spicy food or you have never been a fan of chilli, then go easy on Malaysian food. Most of their dishes are filled with pepper. But you want to try some of their spicy dishes, make sure to order a milder one. And if you are already a spicy hot dishes fan, you can try these dishes.
- Petty Theft. Though there were very few cases of theft in KL, but it’s better to be careful. Cases like hand phone and hand bag snatching by someone riding in a motorcycle occurred in one of the dark places where not so many people are around.