29 November, 2012

From Rick Warren

A lot of people have great vision. But you’ll never see your vision become a reality unless you communicate it well to others. Many great God-given dreams die in the vision-casting stage. In fact, there are seven particular things you need to make sure your people understand in the process of sharing your vision with them. 1. Who you are. 2. Where are you going 3. Why you are going there. 4. What it feels like to be going there 5. What people can do 6. How you're going to do it 7. What the rewards will be For more, read here: http://pastors.com/how-to-share-gods-vision-for-your-church/2/

Research In Motion

RIM, also known as Research in Motion, is a company that was once one of the brightest shining stars in the technology industry. But now, this company has fallen. And you may say, "Hey, you sure crican? I have never even heard of this company, only heard of apple, samsung, nokia." Then I will tell you, "How about Blackberry?" And you should probably say yes by now. If not, go here: blackberry.com Blackberry was the named coined for a brand of phones that was introduced by RIM, headed by Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. They created the first Blackberry phone back in 1999, but their first famous model was in 2002. (Note: the word famous in this case is subjective, and up to my discretion) So i feel sad for this company because they were not able to adapt to the shift from hardware to software. This reminds me of a story. Widely regarded as the greatest chess master of all time, Garry Kasparov, was the Champion from 1985 to 2000.

The thing was, he lost in 2000 to one of his former students Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik, without winning a single game. As a great fan of his, one day i bought a book written by him and in it He said that one of the reasons he lost was because after being world champion for 15 years, there wasn't really anyone who would tell him if he had gone wrong. He didn't do as much research as before, didn't feel that he could lose. After all, He's Kasparov! Not that he couldn't won and was not good in chess, it was actually just a blunder that cause him to lose. Complacency. He didn't think he could lose. He forgot what his weaknesses were(forgetting it as in thinking that no one could exploit it). The same thing happened for research in motion.

 In an article written by The verge, RIM's staff said that they should have made the change to their old and outdated operating system the moment when the Iphone came out. However, due to their change happening a few years late, they experience a drop in market share and also found themselves stuck between changing and upgrading all their phones to the new OS and damaging the phones that would not receive the new OS update. Dr. A. R. Bernard, rated one of the most influential New Yorkers, said this, that a strong organisation is one that can handle continuity and change. RIM couldn't handle both. There was a bad handover involved for RIM to its next CEO and change, well they couldn't move from hardware to software. However in light of their newest phone BB10, I hope they succeed in doing what they set out to do. We search emotion. Without having the passion, RIM got caught up in just making phones, not revolutionary devices. Don't lose your passion. Search for your emotion.

28 November, 2012

What am I thinking, you say.

Well, I'm always thinking. People always ask, what are you thinking? And I'm like, woahhhhhhhhh. I'd love to tell you but it's weird when it's face to face. So basically this week i was thinking about what happens when one jump. Well basically, there would be a force that pushes up, exerted by our body, Then air resistance and gravity comes into play, and we will reach a height when gravity and air resistance adds to give the equal to the amount of force exerted to make the upward movement. So what would happen when it is in a train> does the same thing happen? Well, yes. because gravity is still the same(Gravity does differ from place to place even on earth, but the difference is less that 0.01ms-2). Now what if the train was moving? I have been wondering how does air resistance affects us when we are inside a train moving 30-40 miles per hour. Does the context of the air resistance change? As in, does the amount of air, temperature of air inside the train, amount of vacuum space inside the train affect the change that air resistance affects us in comparison to outside the train, in the environment, the outside atmosphere? So when we jump in a moving train, what exactly caused us to land on the same stop(as per before the jump)? Is it because the air resistance does not include the air resistance outside? And yes, that is what I have been thinking of. If you could explain it logcially to me, feel free to leave an unprecedented first comment, or email me @ iamchio@hotmail.co.uk AUF WIDHERSTEIN ADIEU!

21 November, 2012

Being thankful.(:

Today was a wonderful day. Period. (:
I was just reminded of Paul after reading Ephesians chapter 1.
What was I reminded about?
The need to be thankful.
Really, the truth is Paul could say, hey you need to do this and that and this and that, you're cool, yes, but do it if you want to be a better Christian.
But what did Paul do?
He said, I always thank you in my prayers.
You see, Paul is not "Looking for something to Thank God for because He has nothing to thank God for" or "Trying to increase his prayer time" or "consoling himself", no.
Paul is looking at the positive change that happened to the people he truly cared about, and was encouraged deeply by them. Thus He thanked God.

Now, it is true that when we come before God, we must be truthful. We can only thank God for something that we are really thankful for. Thus, we must instill into ourselves a thankful spirit. When we start to thank the people in our lives of the little things they do in our lives, we will start to become more thankful. And slowly but surely we will become a more thankful person, maybe even unknowingly! We must always carry the right attitude towards one another. Now for me, this is very crucial. I have alot of pride in my heart and I really, really do these things subconsciously and I will only know that I did something wrong after I did it. Which is quote sad. And the fact is I really want to change. For the better. But now that it has become somewhat a part of how I connect with my friends, it is hard to break from it. Now the only think I could do is pray. But now, I'm going to pray, and I'm going to start thanking God for the things that He has done, the people that he has placed in my life, especially the people who are an encouragement to me List: encouragements in my life; James Clement Paul Sianghock Amelia Andrea Ngoi Guohao Rachel Bennie Zhenying Yilun Ziying Junrong Szeyin Wesmond Huizhen Andrew TY Heokyong Kaihwee Terran Vivian Zhongyee Fenrong PC Ivan Weixuan So many. Haha. But the people that really encouraged me every step of the way, man, I love them. They are: Andrea Tianyong Szeyin Clement Amelia Guohao these friends are best friends. Great friends. Good leaders. Such an encouragement everytime I see them. ((: Be thankful! Who can you be thankful for? Not sure? I have an answer((: I'm thankful for him too(((: Special list to thank: JESUS((((: