Friday, March 30, 2007

Team Hoyt & A Medal

Feel disappointed with life? Watch this clip to buck yourself up! Team Hoyt, you have too, built me an intention. I CAN. I want to do it. I will do it.

Team Hoyt - Inspirational & Aspirational (Video Clip)
I Can Only Imagine (Lyric)

Bro, you CAN too! Build a steel conviction. Keep your eyes on below medals! Dream about it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Be my guest! Watch 'Rocky Balboa', the Movie

Definately, one of the most inspirational & aspirational movies I have seen recently. Dedicating this 'movie' to my bro. Keep fighting man. Be persistence with positive attitude to fight against the current resistance. 坚持 is the key to bring back the pride and glory. Pick yourself up and be a leader in your partnership. The youngs often look up for the elders for clue to step up together.

Rocky Balboa: Yo, don't I got some rights?
Boxing Commissioner: What rights do you think you're referring to?
Rocky Balboa: Rights, like in that official piece of paper they wrote down the street there?
Boxing Commissioner: That's the Bill of Rights.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, yeah. Bill of Rights. Don't it say something about going after what makes you happy?
Boxing Commissioner: No, that's the pursuit of happiness. But what's your point
Rocky Balboa: My point is I'm pursuing something and nobody looks too happy about it. Boxing Commissioner: But... we're just looking out for your interests.
Rocky Balboa: I appreciate that, but maybe you're looking out for your interests just a little bit more. I mean you shouldn't be asking people to come down here and pay the freight on something they paid, it still ain't good enough, I mean you think that's right? I mean maybe you're doing your job but why you gotta stop me from doing mine? Cause if you're willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who's got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something... and you're told no, even after you paid your dues? Who's got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It's your right to listen to your gut, it ain't nobody's right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!... You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that's life. The only thing I'm asking you guys to leave on the table... is what's right.

Rocky Balboa: Hey yo, champ. Aren't you a little scared?
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: I don't get scared. [walks away] Rocky Balboa: [turns and walks away with his son] You know, I think you try harder when you're scared... That's when it's worked best for me.

Duke: To beat this guy, you need speed. You don't have it. And you've got calcium deposits on most of your joints, so sparring is out.
Paulie: I had that problem.
Duke: So what we'll be calling on is blunt force trauma. Let's start building some hurtin' bombs

Marie: It doesn't matter how this looks to other people. If this is something you gotta do, then you do it. Fighters fight.

[My favorite lines]
Rocky Balboa: Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!

Martin: You got everything money can buy, except what it can't. Its Pride. Pride is what got your ass out here, and losing is what brought ya back. But people like you, they need to be tested. They need a challenge.
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: But you know that ain't never gunna happen, there ain't anybody out there Martin.
Martin: Theres always somebody out there. Always. And when that time comes and you find something standing if front of you, something that ain't running and ain't backin up and is hittin on you and your too damn tired to breathe. You find that situation on you, that good, Cuz thats baptizim under fire! Oh you get thru that and you find the only kind of respect that matters in this world, Self respect.

Rocky Jr.: [talking to Rocky as he is getting ready for Round Three] Hey, stay on him! Everybody thought this was a joke, including me! Now, nobody's laughing! Stay on him!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Remembering Gunung Agung

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Image description (from Wikipedia):
This perspective view shows the major volcanic group of Bali, one 13,000 islands comprising the nation of Indonesia. The conical mountain to the left is Gunung Agung, at 3,148 meters (10,308 feet) the highest point on Bali and an object of great significance in Balinese religion and culture. Agung underwent a major eruption in 1963 after more than 100 years of dormancy, resulting in the loss of over 1,000 lives.
In the center is the complex structure of Batur volcano, showing a caldera (volcanic crater) left over from a massive catastrophic eruption about 30,000 years ago. Judging from the total volume of the outer crater and the volcano, that once lay above it, approximately 140 cubic kilometers(33.4 cubic miles) of material must have been produced by this eruption, making it one of the largest known volcanic events on Earth. Batur is still active and has erupted at least 22 times since the 1800's.

Thrilled to have find such image! The Black Rectangular is Nusa Dua. Imagine when we reached the summit of Agung (Red Circle at Left), this perspective view is exactly what we saw. A 360 Bali View!

The Red Circle at Right, is where we stayed overnight, a small town call Toyah Bungkah. Badur/Batur is at our back. You may aware the Badur/Batur is a volcano that 'grow' within another huge crater! Badur/Batur itself has 3 craters! The Blue Circle is actually another volcano called Gunung Abang but rarely being mentioned for known.

Maybe sometimes next year or next next year, I do wish to revisit Agung and try to go Badur/Batur + Rinjani as well. Kam Meng, let's talk at Cameron ok? ;-)