Cup of Ice has always been a very wordy blog. I enjoyed writing about what I know the best - HAPPY, HEALTHY, WEALTHY and SUCCESSFUL. One does not have to be the best as a prerequisite to write about any topic - else, there's only one person in the world qualified to write about anything. Rather, I see myself as being decently knowledgable enough about how the world spins, so I will shamelessly preach about my beliefs.
My blog was created as an avenue to exchange ideas. While I love to write non-stop (and keep repeating the same old points), I really love to read endless comments too. You don't have to agree with what I write, but I will appreciate if you tell me what you agree and disagree with.
There's no right or wrong, everything is subjective.
(1) When it comes to being HAPPY, I have done alot of reading on self-help books on the secrets to be happy. And actually, the concepts are sama sama (similar), just phrased in different ways. It is not hard to be happy, but I hope to be able to give a little timely reminder here and there for those of you who tend to be lost every now and then in their search for happiness.
(2) I have been writing less articles on being HEALTHY nowadays, but I am still very focus on this topic in real-life (Uncle Shingo is getting old), setting dietary targets for myself. I am by no means an expert in this topic, the closest I have done "as an expert" is to give a talk on the benefits and analysis of fish oil. I'm no doctor nor dentist, but I have done a fair bit of readup on nutrition, on magazines and on newspapers.
(3) When it comes to being WEALTHY, I am nowhere near the million dollar club. However, I am a proud member of the rupiah million dollar club. I work for an employer, have housing loans to pay, and a family to feed. But I think it's very important for everyone to have a rich man's mindset (everyone should read Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad). Also, one should be very aware of money-making opportunities. As any insurance agent will tell you, when you put your money to the bank, it is losing to inflation. Despite knowing these theories, I won't be able to afford a big house, but at least I don't want to be washing plates when I retire. I wanna retire with whatever remaining time to pursue my activities, and hopefully see the world with Wifey.
(4) I am a very SUCCESSFUL guy, but ONLY by my own definition. Being successful is not the amount of money you have, but it emcompass many all-rounded factors. I have the mindset and maturity one in handling real-life situations, which unfortunately, is lacking in many people (yes, I'm bragging). And I don't do unneccessary relative comparisons with the "better" people, other than for the purpose of learning. Being contented has nothing to do with resting on my laurels. I am motivated enough to make myself better, and constantly do so.
I am a punching bag that bounces back every single time I'm hit. It's called reflex action.
As for what this blog isn't, first I must say that when it comes to blogging, one must always be mindful not to be a jack of all trade, and master of none. Have confidence in yourself and know where you shine at.
(A) I don't camwhore on my blog, because that is so not me. I do not party and enjoy life the way that interest you, so there's nothing to write or camwhore about. My life mainly revolves mainly about my work and Wifey. I will leave it to the many bloggers out there who are more photogenic to camwhore. (I am still unbelievably handsome nonetheless.)
Did I say that I love looking at blogs of pretty young things? Don't tell Wifey though, she will pull my ear.
(B) My blog is intended to have a fast loading speed, because it has minimal pics. Any pics that you see on my blog are probably stolen. (sorry, I know I'm unethical) If you want to see nice scenery pics, you gotta head to other better blogs.
All in all, just have fun posting what you love doing. As long as you have passion in what you blog, the readers will feel it.
Quoting Avatar, "I see you" when I read your entries. Hopefully, you get to "see me" too when you read mine. I follow quite a few blogs out there, but I may not always comment, unless you want me to put motherhood generic comments like "Yes, I agree totally", or "Great work". Don't wanna comment for the sake of commenting, because reading and blogging should never be a chore.
Ok, that's all. May all of you get the intangible rewards from blogging that you deserve. ^_^