Life

Saturday Morning reflections

The morning after a long day, especially on a Friday night, knowing that the next day is the weekend and we can just do about anything in the world to take us away from the last 5 days of work, late nights and everything.

I find myself drifting in and out of sleep last night, probably cause I am out of home (specifically at a guesthouse somewhere in Penang Island), air-con was cold, mozzies we just being vampires on us through out the night, and I thought that I’ve had purchased a can of spray to rid of them!

It was a struggle, but I managed to get myself off the bed, into a pair of trousers, a flattened out my bed hair, and head down to the concourse for breakfast. Nothing lavished was served just toast (just had bread cause the toaster ain’t working)  and coffee, that would work for now, for me to ease into the new day.

Now that you have just finished reading the first 3 short paragraphs of my morning thus far, for my Saturday Morning reflections,  well… here it goes.

Starting out a new job, new band release of our new single and soon to release EP in April and travelling, has got me thinking a lot about my life. I can say that my personal life has been pretty decent, great family, financially getting along pretty alright, personal life: I am always on repair to work on myself, great bunch of close friends whom I care about, this year, on I want to spend time with those who really matters in my life and equally respect me for who I am. Screw those who don’t they are just a waste of my time.

A couple of things that I want to make things different of my current “work-in-progress” of my 2014. Living life to it’s utmost fullest.

Keeping things real. That’s one thing that I have been doing towards the end of the year onwards. It’s always important that we are realistic about each situation we are in, in making goals or to tackle problems that we face. You will end up in disappointment and let yourself down, or in a work or group situation, you don’t want to be like ” I knew it”, when it’s already too late. Fix it, look at the situation holistic, try predict and interpret every move and things that may go wrong before leaping on to anything, so that when things go well, you know that it was successful and when things go bad, you have already know. Couple of situations like this arised recently, guess in a group it is not easy to decide and work things out, compromise, but well, we can always learn from situations like that in a group. Though I have given pre-warning, well… we will learn next time. Sometimes things may turn out well despite hitting up the problems that you foresee, for everyone it can be improved next time to not let it occur again.

There is only one life, live the most of it. Yes, last year everyone was like ‘YOLO’ for every situation. The world has came to a point where there are so many bad things happening, the economy, poverty, crime rates, natural disasters and etc. Well, hate to say this but yes, we should have some point have a phrase like ‘YOLO’ in our lives to make the best out of life in every situation. Regardless of believes, we would never know but to be assured that there will be another life? Eternal life after death in this world? We can only trust something that gets us going in this life, and for now, live for every moment in everything to make life the best journey that you can get out of it before we move on to other adventures in life. Conquer your life. Do more in life. Live your life.

Be who you wanna be. Being in the places that I have worked in the past and learning from mentors, ex-bosses and working with many different people, that’s the best and great things that I love about my job where I am able to work with various different people. One thing I have learnt that makes the successful where they are and how they got to “I am on top of the world!”. The magic happens here: WORK ON YOUR PASSION. Wherever you are, or at whatever ranking you are at, you are always working towards your passion. It may not happen now, but it will happen if you work towards it. I believe that when one has not reached the ideal state of life you wanna be or work on your passion and be able to sustain out of this, I believe that God has somethings that he wants you to work on, to learn from, to build and strengthen upon, so that when you are ready and at the prime to make your passion happen, you will have the smoothest ride of your life living your dream and passion to the ultimate satisfaction and success, and anything that comes against your way, you will be able to overcome any hurdles coming your way.

I have made this vague for one reason cause I want this to relate to you as much as it has been working for me, I want you guys to know that you are the maker of every situation that you are in, you are in control cause God placed you there for a reason and for you to find the reason for yourself of why God placed you there to find the meaning of every thing in life to make your life of purpose be fulfilled yesterday, today and tomorrow. Because if you didn’t already realise it, this is the one life we have, that we know for sure.

Conquer your life. Do more in life. Live your life.

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Life, Music

A totally different journey all together. Nike+ Playlist updated.

Actually.

I had multiple playlists that I’ve made since I started running. Mixed them up a little so that I could still run without being routine and also keeping some of the key songs that would “power” and keep me running.

Till today, I find music a great distraction and something to focus on while running in continuous circles like a race car in a NASCAR circuit, the lyrics, the driving guitar riffs, the beating of the drums. Helps me in my imagination when I run, either a train, a horse, running away from zombies etc, and also to keep my head on the carrot in front of me,  thinking of more ideas in writing songs or just purely music in general to keep my momentum during the run.

Without music I think the run will be a totally different journey all together.

The playlists that I usually create has a mixture of genres, tones, speed, and feel. Thus, to make my run more dynamic. This playlist however, is more consistent with just one or two genres. Usually this happens when I’m stressed out and I need some harder music do my runs and workouts to quicken  my pace to work harder.

Nike+ workout playlist | 16 June’12 :

  1. Gimme nothing – Kyoto Protocol
  2. Forfeiture – House vs. Hurricane
  3. Cast the first stone – We Came As Romans
  4. I keep my secrets safe – Saosin
  5. Surrogates – I,Revival
  6. Blessed with a curse – Bring Me The Horizon
  7. My life for hire – A Day To Remember
  8. Dreams – We Came As Romans
  9. These wolves are made of wool – Azure for Janne
  10. The eleventh hour – August Burns Red
  11. Moment – Rosevelt
  12. I can’t make your decisions for you – We Came As Romans
  13. If you can’t hang – Sleeping with Sirens
  14. Comforting our thoughts in a continuous blue – House vs. Hurricane
  15. A war inside – We Came As Romans
  16. Crossroads – I, Revival
  17. Meddler – August Burns Red
  18. Youngbloods – The Amity Affliction
  19. Thrones – Azure for Janne
  20. We are rockstars – Does If Offend You, Yeah?
  21. Stay alive – I, Revival
  22. Warrior (Southern Arrowwood) – Secret and Whisper
  23. H.M.A.S Lookback – The Amity Affliction
  24. 2nd sucks  – A Day To Remember
  25. Catch myself catching myself – Underoath
  26. Sing it rock & roll – Oh Chentaku
  27. With a heavy heart (I regret to inform you) – Does It Offend You, Yeah?
  28. The only virtue – House vs. Hurricane

Ending this post which I’ve had the privilege to sing in the bridge of the song. Check out Azure for Janne (here).

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Life

Fast track to the present! Part 2

On my personal note and how I’m coping with life…

I realized I’ve changed so much… And I find in this stage of my life, in fascination of learning more about who I am and what I am to be come.

I’ve so many things that I wanna do and achieve at work and out of work. My Career, Music, the bands, self improvement in my cooking, getting back into my fitness  getting my room organized (which never happens), and hanging out and meeting new friends. serving in Church, food venturing and my deepest dreams.

It all bared down on me for the longest time that I should do something and this is the ultimate litmus test to get me to where I want me to be. I am at cross roads making major decisions now on where I want to be and with whom I want to share it with. I’ve been so blessed and touched by all the things that happened in my life since coming back from Bangkok, but now I need to hear the call and to make the right decisions to continue to move forward.

Right now I’ve got a lot on my mind on what I’ve to do next. I know after making this colossal of a  decision, it is about moving on and not looking back, cause I know that God has a plan for me and it is up to me to make things happen, as nothing will happen if I do not move.

I know I probably sound emo right here… but I’m feeling anxious and excited at the same time to discover and wait for how I will paint my future.

I know here it may seem real vague on what I plan to do, so for those of you who want me to share my testimony and what I’m up to, lets talk and meet me in person over coffee and let me tell you. I’ve a plan to reach for the sky, I may not see them now, or I may just catch a glimps of the dream, but I know they are there hiding behind the clouds.

I tweet @danRFTS

I meet digital faces here.

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Life

Fast track to the present! Part 1

It’s been awhile…

OKAY.

IT’s been a LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG time since I last blogged! I can even hear imaginary echoes in my dusty old blog.. I even start to think that “Diary of Danny” is so weird now, it definitely needs a major switch up in here!

See… I got distracted and just spent 15 mins playing on the guitar and forsaken this poor poor blog… sigh…

Hmm… So what have I been up to lately….

So lots of stuff has been happening since my last blog post on Sept 11, last year.

I’ve been so busy with getting used to the working life since I graduated. It still seems so surreal even till now that my uni and highschool days are over even tho they feel strangely like they all happened recently.

I liked the fact that my work place feels like another haven, a whole big and awesome Alpha family that I see every weekday, work with, have great lunches and conversations with and people that I can count on and be part of a team that make things work! It is definitely such a blessing to have colleagues like these, whom I’ve learnt so much from the past 6 months that I’ve been here, and everything went by so fast, and to me, I feel that I’ve known them longer than reality, that I can even have the privilege to call them my friends.

Alpha 245 - Christmas 2011

Yes we are indeed a crazy, wacky, funfilled, never ending energizer family. And that’s me in the bottom right of the photo (above), with my long hair. Now I’ve a total different hair do totally!

 

AHM 2012

Well here you go (See above)! Short and more presentable I feel for work and anywhere. I feel good as well cause I’ve never had a satisfied hair cut ever in my life, this is pretty close to what I was looking for. So for those of you who didn’t know, that’s why I just kept my hair long, since I can’t get the hair cut that I want.

But fret not! I’m still the same Danny 😀 Seee…. (pict below)

Alpha gatherings

Yes its me… and I love food… as you can see…

 

Comic of Me

As you can see…. this comic above was made by my Alpha Boss. D: So yes… I’ve developed to be a character in a non-fiction comic! Crazy Alpha team!

Btw! I’ve also just finished my 6 months probation period at Alpha as of 15th Feb!

 

Confirmation

You are now lookin at the latest and confirmed ALPHA245 Brand Executive! : )

Yeah! Like a boss! P :

Hahah!

So that is a summary of my work life, I was really hoping for an increment, not now,  but I know that I’m not to worry as He has surprises in stored for me, as I know that I gain everything thru Him when I place Him first. I  really have to thank God for the doors He opened in my life and how He showed me that I can be who I’m today, a molded and changed person for the better, from me being who I was in the past, today and what He holds for me in the days to come.

I guess this is a cause of celebration that I’m now a permanent Burnetter and a proud Alpha245 BE.

For those of you who may not know yet…

I tweet @danRFTS and meet digital faces here.

 

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Fashion, Life, Sightings

Life as it is. Can’t complain really.

I’ve just completed my first month of my career in Advertising!

Thing is I still haven’t sorted out paper work for my salary and stuff! I’ve been so couped up in the office that I don’t even have time to fill those out! How am I gonna get my salary! D:

How am I gonna get the things that I want?

Currently on my shopping list… these are what I am eyeing (below)!

Nike SB Dunk High “Red Devil”

Nike SB Dunk High "Red Devil"

A really nice Varsity Jacket

Varsity Jacket

I need to get a smart casual jacket too! In case we have an impromtu meeting with the clients or the big bosses!

Pharell Williams so good at his fashion sense!

A new electric guitar!

New electric guitar

Fancy bag to take to work 🙂 (Something like this would be shiek!)

ASOS Wolfgang Backpack

A fancy metal flask that speaks “I’m ECO Friendly!”

Fancy eco friendly flask

Fancy eco friendly flask

Perhaps I should have my own potted plant in the office 😉

Also, I gotta get myself a fancy mug for the office!

Punch Mug

Or a cool and medieval goblet!

Jason goblet (Now this is AWESOME)

Probably one of the most important things that I would need at work is a really good planner/or a calender/wall planner, as the nature of my job requires timely matters!

Moleskin planner

Probably a nice ukelele or a guitar at the office to take away the blues and have some fun! : )

Ukulele

Well… one day I would really wanna work like this!

Office by the beach

That would definitely be awesome to work in such an awesome environment. Probably something like in Phuket or Phi Phi!

Then I would feel like this everyday : )

STOKED!

Lovin’ life at the moment. Can’t complain really, cause God has given me so much more than what I asked for!

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Life

New start, new new beginnings.

Leo Burnett: Big Ideas come out of Big Pencils

This is just a little break that I am taking in between work. Yes…  Advertising we work around the clock!

I can still remember like it was yesterday, where I am still at Uni.

I just started my new job this week.It was awesome that God has given me such a good opportunity to work at the best ad agency! Great bosses, great and talented creatives and we are getting a new office soon.

I can sense that I will be very busy, but I guess it is good busy to learn the ropes and to get into the gist of my job!

Well… that all for now! : )

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