Friday, July 17, 2009

Siem Reap photo-essay

Going to Siem Reap to see the Angkor Wat has been on my mind for quite a while. I finally made the trip there last month with my friends. I was quite blown away by the historical monuments and more importantly, the smile and hospitality of the Cambodians. With their civil history, one would expect to see lots of suffering and unhappy faces in this place but almost all the locals we met were friendly, sincere and very helpful. This is definitely one place that I would put on my short getaway list. I don’t want to write a long description of what I saw. Here’s my photo-essay on Siem Reap which means “Seam defeated”. Enjoy…

Monday, July 13, 2009

Making mistakes

Have you observed what goes through your mind when you make a mistake, when you’re “wrong”? Generally, if it’s a genuine mistake and I accept the fact that I was wrong, I would feel apologetic or remorseful and would make amends for it. If I don’t like the mistake, I would feel embarrassed. If I don’t agree that I made a mistake (this is the worst me), I would argue and even become angry. Why all these rantings about mistakes and being wrong? Well, I seem to be making mistakes after mistakes recently and I want to know why I was feeling the way I was feeling or rather, why did I react the way I reacted.

One mistake I made a couple of weeks back due to a poor judgement caused me to look foolish and having to admit to my foolishness is not exactly my cup of tea (ok ok, I do note that’s big ‘I’ commenting). Why is it that I can’t help feeling uneasy sometimes when I’m wrong? What is that uneasy feeling? Where did that feeling come from? Why do my instincts tell me to react by arguing?

Rebutting, disputing, arguing just to prove that I was not wrong, is not supposed to be in my “to do list”. I say it’s time to do a review.

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