Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Obstacles are the Stepping Stones of Success by Harvey Mackay

A man was walking in the park one day when he came upon a cocoon with a small opening. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It looked like it had gotten as far as it could, so the man decided to help the butterfly. He used his pocketknife and snipped the remaining bit of the cocoon.

The butterfly then emerged easily, but something was strange. The butterfly had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected at any moment the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened. In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and deformed wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to emerge was natural. It was nature's way of forcing fluid from its body into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives.

If we were allowed to go through life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly.

History has shown us that the most celebrated winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

My good friend, Lou Holtz, football coach of the University of South Carolina, once told me, "Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity."

Beethoven composed his greatest works after becoming deaf. George Washington was snowed in through a treacherous winter at Valley Forge . Abraham Lincoln was raised in poverty. Albert Einstein was called a slow learner, retarded and uneducable. If Christopher Columbus had turned back, no one could have blamed him, considering the constant adversity he endured.

As an elementary student, actor James Earl Jones (a.k.a. Darth Vader) stuttered so badly he communicated with friends and teachers using written notes.

Itzhak Perlman, the incomparable concert violinist, was born to parents who survived a Nazi concentration camp and has been paralyzed from the waist down since the age of four.

Chester Carlson, a young inventor, took his idea to 20 big corporations in the 1940s. After seven years of rejections, he was able to persuade Haloid, a small company in Rochester , N.Y. , to purchase the rights to his electrostatic paper- copying process. Haloid has since become Xerox Corporation.

Thomas Edison tried over 2,000 experiments before he was able to get his light bulb to work. Upon being asked how he felt about failing so many times, he replied, "I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2,000-step process."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, elected President of the United States for four terms, had been stricken with polio at the age of 39.

Persistence paid off for General Douglas MacArthur. After applying for admission to West Point twice, he applied a third time and was accepted. The rest is history.

In 1927 the head instructor of the John Murray Anderson Drama School , instructed student Lucille Ball, to "Try any other profession. Any other."

Buddy Holly was fired from the Decca record label in 1956 by Paul Cohen, Nashville "Artists and Repertoire Man" Cohen called Holly "the biggest no-talent I ever worked with."

Academy Award-winning writer, producer and director Woody Allen failed motion picture production at New York University (NYU) and City College of New York. He also flunked English at NYU.

Helen Keller, the famous blind author and speaker, said: "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. Silver is purified in fire and so are we. It is in the most trying times that our real character is shaped and revealed."

Mackay's Moral: There is no education like the university of adversity.


*credits to: Dra. Wiwik Andreani, my Grammar IV lecturer!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

X-men Strikes Me (again) After A Long Time...



naaaah....
eng ing eng..
ada apa ini ada apa ada apa????
gag ada apa apa kok :D

Gue cuman mau berbagi duit..eh, memori dengan X-men.
setelah sekian lama ku melupakan X-men...
melupakan hari-hari indahku bersama mereka,
betapa canda tawa kami rangkai bersama,
sungguh bahagia tiada tara,
sampai kami juga bergoyang dengan mutan-mutan dangduters...
sungguh terharuuuu -_-"

Well,
Sebenernya cuma mau nostalgila aja sama X-men.
Terakhir, X-men The Last Stand itu tahun berapa ya????

yah itulah :p *males cari tau

Sekarang-sekarang ini, muncullah
jreeeng...jeeeeng...jeeeng...


W.O.L.V.E.R.I.N.E


siapa dia???
tukang ojek langganan gue kah?
Ya bukanlah!
dia adalah X-men!
(cicak nempel didinding juga tau zz)
dia ini salah satu pentolan X-men yang kaga pernah tua,
doi punya kerangka adamantium di badannya,
doi hot,
doi pro,
doi ganteng,
dan kekar!
wkakakkakakk...bole dong??

Hugh Jackman emang ga salah memerankan Wolverine aka Logan!
Jempooooooool!

jadi ya....
setelah nonton, gue bisa menarik benang merah (dangdut)
kalo sebenernya urutan "yang mana yang seharusnya ditonton duluan, biar ga pusing sama jalan ceritanya"
dan, trust me!
emang begitu jalan ceritanya, kawan...
gue jadi banyak negrti, dan ngulang nonton semua film X-men lagi abis nonton Wolverine...
urutannya:
1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine


2. X-Men 1.5


3. X-Men: X2


4. X-Men: The Last Stand


Dan dari dolo,
favorite gue adalah...

MYSTIQUE

*ya..ya..gue tau doi dipihak Magneto, tapi gimana dong??
gue kan suka..hahahhah
besides, gue pengen banget punya kekuatan mutan kayak mystique.
gue bisa jadi siapapun yang gue mau gitu lohk!
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA... *tertawa jahat

**Amelia The Mystique**
LMFAO.LOL.


So, who's your favourite one, fellas?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

When The Sun is Above Me in The Strange Town

While I'm here
Breathing in everyone else's town
Getting up by the weather
I cannot resist this plain thing, blank and flat;
How beautiful it is...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Weirdo Who Lost Her Flames

Hari ini,
Sore ini,
Tepat pukul 03.30 PM waktu Jakarta Barat,
Saya tidak mau apapun,
Saya tidak berhasrat ingin apapun,
otak saya kosong,
tatapan saya menyala,
hati saya berpacu dengan darah,
mata saya basah,
nurani saya berontak,
saya
hanya ingin bergerak,mama...
saya hanya ingin ke tempat itu,
bergerak bersama yang lain,
bersama teman-teman,mama...
Bukan sendirian...

Kenapa saya harus disini sekarang, merasa bodoh sewaktu semangat saya berkobar hebat?

Kenapa saya tidak bisa melakukan apa yang hati saya inginkan?

Terima kasih,mama...
Kau baru saja membunuh jiwa anakmu...

.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Obstreperous

Obscenity never begins
with the inadequate ending
will laugh at the joy of tearful
Lose nothing because
it fights empty

The extreme preconception
follows the evil expression
If it is your highest dignity;
Why don't you just be happy?

It prevails on earth
The den is much better
than you say it's a burrow
Push me on the crest
And I would probably be free

I say never cry
Never cry, goose...
Vex means hooray
That is why,
Everyone is so blessed


*i wrote this when I could'nt sleep again at 2 am this morning, my head was so dizzy then.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Swinging Legs

I run
Toward the edge
of my limit
Either my right says don't; or my left says keep moving
Not to find a marauding of animals
Though the outcrop crosses me upright

I don't run for a thing;
for someone;
for a cheap talk;
for your mind;
for some yells;
for a care...

Things I don't need
Which I don't give a heck bout it
Don't mean a thing of it
I will run and never stop
Never ever say no way
Manoeuvre doesn't skulk
My movement is mine
My brain still works
My heart keeps on pumping
My legs ain't about to die

So I'd rather say:
I was born to do this!

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