Spreading the love
Just a random update on my Sabah trip:
This is where I slept throughout the past week at the Nexus Karambunai Resort, Sabah.
It’s been awhile since I last stepped onto the land below the wind. This time though, I was there to attend the 3-day Life Academy: Power of Change course. Not to spend the holiday, mind you.
You’ve probably heard about it, probably not. It’s pretty well-known in Taiwan, China, and now, Life Academy is making its presence felt in Malaysia.
It’s really impossible to sum-up the course as a whole in a post. But I can tell you that its one of those courses that makes you think more about life, look at it in a wholly different way.
It makes you appreciate your loved ones. Awaken to those little things we often take for granted in life. I could go on and on.
At the end of the day, I walked out feeling so much lighter at heart.
And yes, the whole course was in Mandarin, the speakers being from Taiwan.
Not taking Chinese in SPM and me being a Uni student was no help to my rapidly deteriorating proficiency of my mother tongue. Luckily though, I managed to grasp the whole course with minimal struggle.
Me and my partner, Song Xiaoye from Henan, China. Pretty decent guy, got to know a lot about the average Chinese dude. =P
Oddly enough, on the first day there was this huge communication problem for me with my group members whose majority are from China and Taiwan. Their slang and tongue-twisting way of speaking Mandarin leaves you scratching your head at every sentence.
But of course, I got used to it.
My room mate, Duanfeng from Guangdong. We really had a hard time communicating when we first met. Man, thinking back really makes me LOL. xD
This dude here is Ma Ding from Beijing who brought along his mighty 10.2 megapixel dSLR. He made sure I meet him up for tea if I ever make it to Beijing someday. =P Sure thing mate.
..and the awesome 8th group. You guys freakin’ rock. XD
Our group were the youngest ones of all the 130+ participants consisting of businessmen, corporate leaders, parents and the like from China, Taiwan and Malaysia all there for one common goal:
To experience the power of change and spread the love.