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All I should be and all I want to be like

Over at my cousin’s blog, she posted 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, The Message version and subtituted “Love” with her own name, titling the post “All I should be and all I wanted [sic.] to be like”. I think it is a very inspiring way to look at these verses, so here goes the same verses personalized for me.

Aiko never gives up.
Aiko cares more for others than for herself.
Aiko doesn’t want what she doesn’t have.
Aiko doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force herself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Definitely worth striving for. In fact, it is an absolute MUST. Thanks, dear cousin, for the inspiration, and help me, Father, to be able to live it in my life… *Aiko goes to copy this into her journal*

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When Things Go Totally Wrong and You Have a 07.30am Group Presentation…

There are still good things that can come out of it. Here are lessons I learned from yesterday night and this morning (although most I already know and it is definitely my mistake for NOT putting it into practice):

1. Never, EVER squeeze a task in a tight deadline. Especially with group tasks. Seriously. A group paper should be ready to be printed out at 5pm the day before. And photocopied by 8pm.
2. If you have any doubts about the person you’re delegating something to, refrain from doing so. Especially when it is something crucial and/or important.
3. ALWAYS hit Ctrl + S after a significant change. Every paragraph, every sentence even if you have to.
4. Have a back-up utility running, preferably Dropbox. A detailed dropbox promotion some time later.
5. Double check. No, triple check whatever you’ve wrote! And with group papers, whatever everyone else wrote.
6. With a group paper, ensure that the person who prints your paper re-checks everything. Better still, ensure the person is capable (and willing) to do a meticulous search of spelling and formatting errors.
7. Don’t try anything new with an important file. Make a copy of the file before you decide to toy around with the word processor, even if what you are trying to do is for the crucial well being of the paper.
8. Make sure all members of the group know the terms used and what formatting you would like to have (and use them in their work).
9. Always have a friend you can contact in case of “emergency” — and be very, very thankful for his/her presence.
10. Re-check everything and make sure it’s all good before you e-mail/print/present it.

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