Life (an article I composed when I was 16 years old)

From the moment we were born, we have been dealing with destiny. No one can control destiny, but we can control the path in our way of living.

Life is like a very long dark road that we have to walk through. This road has a load of unexpected lessons waiting for us to test how courageous we are. Some lessons we might pass, but some we might fail. Whenever you choose your path, you have to remind your heart and your mind to prepare for whatever success or failure you might face, because nothing is permanent. Everything is always changing.

When you’ve having a very hard time, will you admit that you fight back tears because of the pain? If yes, it’s good for you. When you have a problem, don’t run away. You have to take a risk to take the next step. Supposing you fell, don’t keep thinking about your past. If you do, it means you have locked yourself in the darkness of your thought. Please unlock them and walk out into the light. Learn from mistakes and leave failure behind you. Sometimes, failure can make people be stronger and give more experience. When we understand our mistakes, we will not repeat them again. Then, one day we will deserve real happiness and success. On the other hand, success is only the reward.

Consequently, remember that life is not a game that can be played again when you die. There is no second chance for life. We were born to try our best and keep on our journey no matter how painful it feels. Just let the ray of light lead your way. Don’t feel sorry about the path you chose. If you have already planned and evaluated pros and cons. Just complete it! One day you will realise those paths whether they are right or wrong. They make you who you are. You are breathing right now, right here.

In conclusion, failure is as a good teacher as you could find. Do whatever you’ve dreamt of. Make it become true and don’t just wait for an opportunity to come into your life because it’s not that easy. Build opportunities by fulfilling your dreams. Likewise, memorise that there is only you who can change.

This was an article I self-composed when I was 16 years old for my school English Public Speech Contest. I just want this to be documented, the language might not be as good nor perfect. I just kept it to the original 🙂



Reflection of time: Here and Now

The only crucial time in our lives is here and now.

Only here and now that allows us to change and do something. Only here and now that we can be the person be want to be. Only here and now that change can be started. 


Throughout life, I guess everybody has questioned themselves at least once of what this life mean? When is the crucial time for us past, present, or future. Many look forward toward the future and dream of a big fancy dream. Some look backward in their past and regret in something they’ve done. Many time, people wonder their thought in time so much that sometimes neglect the most crucial moment in our lives, now.

Now is scarce and cannot be traded. If it’s gone, it’s gone and becomes past. Now is the only time that we can make difference. It’s the only time that we can fix mistake in the past and control the future. Past leaves us the indication of flaws, mistakes, and lessons. Future is like a goal for us to determine and try to achieve. 

For me, today I’ve learnt my flaws. I can see where I could have make it better, what kind of person I need to be for my loved ones, what I should do and say. I used to be a very stubborn child and arrogant to learn and do everything by myself. I guess sometimes, I might have disappointed my loved ones or look over and take granted of what I have. Now I know those things won’t last long. Everything has an end. What I have now, I want to make it better, I need to make change. Today I realized, Now I am making changes, and only hope that it will not be too late.

What about you? Have you made changes today?