"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Two nights ago, I had reluctantly sat down to watch a sci-fi thriller movie, entitled 'Alien Raiders', on StarHub cable television.

The movie director (Ben Rock?) & all the actors/actresses (Carlos Bernard? Mathew St Patrick? Rockmond Dunbar? to name just a few) were unknown, at least to me. Hence, the movie somehow triggered my initial lukewarm response, even though I was intrigued by the catchy title.

However, as the story progressed, I began to be drawn into the taut & gripping movie plot.

In a nut shell, the movie had centred on a bunch of masked gunmen who raided a small town supermarket, killing some employees &/or customers along the way. They then herded all the remaining clueless people who happened to be around - wrong place, wrong time, as they say - into one part of the supermarket, while the masked raiders seemed to be determined in hunting for something.

Police soon came, but couldn't really help the hostages as the lights in the supermarket were shut down, & also the masked gunmen didn't demand anything, except for scrawling two big words on the front glass panels, 'STAY BACK'.

Gradually, it was revealed that the masked gunmen were actually a group of scientists who had turned vigilantes, hunting for some mysterious alien bugs that had apparently infested humans, using the warm bodies as some sort of gestation process, & the supermarket was identified as a "hot spot".

Interestingly & amusingly, the rogue scientists seemed to have found an ingenious way to isolate humans who were infested. That gruesome process, coupled with the fast-paced action sequences, really made the movie thrilling to watch till the end.

Frankly, I didn't quite like the movie ending, where the evolved alien bug in human form eventually managed to escape the siege. I reckon that's how Hollywood producers often leave room to plan their sequels.

Nonetheless, I had really enjoyed watching the seemingly low-budget thriller movie till the end.

To me, the story plot was awesome, & also original in many ways, when compared to most other movies in the same genre.

Transposed the movie experience - analogically - to a personal life application: What is your story?

More precisely, what is the story you tell yourself?

In other words, if you keep telling that story - your internal dialogue, your self-talk - you will keep living that life.

You are the one in charge of your internal dialogue, your self talk, & you are the one that can change it by making it exciting to talk in ways that encourage you & inspire you.

Are you loving your old story too much?

People don't just have ideas & self-images about themselves; they have stories.

The stories come up repeatedly in your internal dialogue, your self-talk,

That's to say, the story you tell yourself is what determines your future outcome.

We are what we tell ourselves. This is the harsh reality.

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