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2015.11.16 | 時間倒流

[Volume 10 Issue 11, #2074]
If We Could Turn Back Time...
Turn Back Time
如果時間可以倒流, 你會唔會第一時間整張list出嚟, 然後慢慢咁去完成嗰啲曾經, 甚至乎依然令你後悔/錯過/遺憾嘅事呢?? 又或者拾取經驗及教訓, 將一切無可挽留嘅僵局徹底洗牌, 然後從頭開始?? 又或者撇脫啲, 過去讓它過去, 無謂執著, 一切往前看?? 我相信人生之中, 無論幾開心幾樂天嘅人, 都必定會有某些遺憾.. 可能事過境遷, 不過每當回首過去, 表面上似乎看破一切, 但係實質上可能仲會耿耿于懷.. 除非呢個人真係神仙, 可以徹徹底底忘記一切囉, 不過我覺得好難, 點都會有條刺係個心裡邊嚹住嚹住嘅.. 所以你話, 如果時間以倒流嘅話, 我真係會有好多嘢想做囉.. 係係係, 雖然而家發夢尚早, 不過噏吓噏吓可能上天會突然間讓奇跡出現呢?? 其實間中發下白日夢, 人生先會有希望嘛, 哈哈!! :D
if we could turn back time, will you immediately draw up a list of those things that have made you felt regret or even still feeling regret, and then get them done one by one?? or maybe learn from experience and redo all that have led to now awkward situations, so that you can start all over again?? or probably just do nothing but to accept that bygones are bygones, there is no need to cling on to the past matters but to move on is more important?? i believe no matter how happy and optimistic a person is, he or she would have some regrets.. unless he or she is an almighty, i guess it is quite impossible to totally forget about the past, even though something may seem to fade with time, they are actually still buried in the heart.. hence if i could turn back time, i guess i really have a lot to do.. oh well, i know i know maybe it's too early to dream but then don't you think it feels more hope if we actually daydream once in a while?? haha!! :D
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  1. yea, if I could turn back time, I would be a better person now....

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    1. haha, i won't say that would necessarily be my case :p

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    2. I think if I turned back the clock, I might not be a better person with the given low wisdom I had. I would gladly be happier if I had learnt more about Buddhism ways during my younger days.

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  2. I always wish can be like that, but think on the bright side, if don't have the old me, it won't become who I am now. Of course is good to change the history, but things always happened because of a reason, if without that, the result will be different too...

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    1. Is like this drama [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wish_and_Switch] Wish and Switch, no matter how the actress switch her life, but the results end up is still the same, then she started realized is her personally is how she react on everything...

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    2. I agree with you, 小影. Everything happens for a reason, for the worst, for the best, but we ought to know the reason why.

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    3. agree.. if we could go back to the past and then change what has already happened, then it would also be a different us at this moment..

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    4. I also started to believe that everything happens for a reason after I have matured in my life. During my younger days, I had no idea of fate and what it meant. Now I believe that it is good fate that I found Thambee through the internet. That must be good fate to find a crazy and foulest mouthed Thambee who never failed to tickle my ribs.

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    5. I also believe in fate, it brought you to a wrong person where you learn a lesson, then brought you to a right person to become a better person.

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  3. At some point of my life, I just wish can travel back in time...

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    1. i guess many have the same thought too :)

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    2. I wished this Happy Walker could stop day dreaming since his younger days as there is no free lunch for us all. I would never think that one could get filthy rich by just blogging..... wake up!

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  4. Of course I do daydream, not once in a while, but all the time.. I always think hor if I don't marry my now-hubby, then how.. If I marry dato' or rich millionaire, how nice.. Oops, sounds so bad.. Hehehehe.. But like you said, daydream, no harm hor..

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    1. I always fantasize about striking jackpot with toto, kuda or magnum ahh.. I buy every week one.. Ok, I sound very "larn dou", but a few bucks can buy hope, why not, kekekeke.. Not playing very much la, a few bucks, ok la.. Buy some hope.. Like the saying goes, if you don't buy, u where got chance kena?

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    2. If I can travel back in time, I don't eat don't drink don't spend also will save money to buy those shops in MV area.. Then once I sell after a few years, wah, "chiak bek liao".. You see those offices blocks/units there now, the rent so expensive.. If I had a few office blocks there, sure kaya la me..

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    3. Or if I can turn back the time, lastime sure save up to buy a few condo when property price still not yet bloom.. Then I have a few in hand, then sell it after a few years, also can make money.. You see now, house so expensive, at the same time, those bought for investment die lor, nobody wana buy..

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    4. If can turn back the time, no need a few years or 10 years.. I just need a few days or 1 day.. I see what number 4D kena, then the day before, I go buy RM100 Big, RM100 small, and jackpot lagi, and 6D lagi, then next day, kena liao, wah, kaya !!!

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    5. of course there is no harm daydreaming sometimes, but then cannot be too into it until you stray away from reality lah, haha.. and if could turn back time, well, i really welcome this opportunity to go back to the past and get what i regretted not done completed..

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    6. Muahahahaha!! Wakakakaka! This Princess Ribbon is certified a Gold Class Day Dreamer who gets a medal. You are right that we need to think a lot or day dream as the mind power will greatly help us to draw our ambitions, greed and needs to materialize. If we do not put thoughts to anything, how it happen? If we never want to buy lottery or TOTO, it is quite difficult or impossible to get rich until millionaire! So many people have become millionaires every week from the 3 different gambling numbers. Hope I will be the next yeah, keep dreaming for me.

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  5. Sometimes, i will daydream too... But if i could turn back time, of course, there are things i wanted to do...

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    1. give me five!! we have the same thoughts.. :)

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    2. These days I hardly think of the pasts but plan for the future. This trip to Tokyo made me pay fullest attention to all the really old and white haired folks who live in the big city. They are such a big contrasts in the society of fast and young blood who seems to be hurrying everywhere in their lives. I pictured that someday I would also be like them sitting on the benches looking at the ponds and pots of flowers.

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  6. When I was small, I used to wish I could turn back time. Especially on the eve of the opening of school session. Hahaha

    But now, I don't really entertain such thoughts anymore.

    I may wish I'd done something differently but life goes on anyway.

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    1. muahahaha, spot on!! i think i also always hoped i could turn back time on the last day of school holidays!! :D

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    2. I like the pace of Lina's life today with the whole family being united to keep running happily everywhere. This is indeed a very good and healthy exercise & hobby for our mind, body and soul. Nothing to look back except to keep running forward, towards a better tomorrow. That's Glam's lifestyle, I like.

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  7. hahaha... That is what I always thought of when I was a late teen. If I could turn back the clock, like how Johnny Hates Jazz sang the ..erm..classical hit in the 90s. Of course, everybody has regrets and no one has a perfect life!To me then, well its always the relationship cum puppy love matters and of course, wish could have do better in the exams. During then, wish I could do this or do that and etc... I even thought of I should run and workout in the gym then ...hahaa...

    Anyway, all of us have tried our best on how to live our life, given our situations then. Even now, we do have regrets over yesterdays or even words that we just spoken not long ago. We may said ..aiya...I shouldn't have said that and so on. Sometimes, I do thought of how I could do better in my teen life, my college life, my career , finance and etc... The list go on and on ... hahahah...

    Most importantly is to live now and by not thinking of the past, we are living in the present. Just like the saying - Yesterday is like a dream, the future is not here yet. Live well today and we have better yesterdays !

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    1. Yeah! Live in the moment. 活在当下。This sentiment is very true. I always remind myself to live in the moment and be myself.

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    2. of course we should always love ourselves and love what we are now.. if we could turn back time and did some changes to the past, probably that would also change who we are as at now and there may be a risk that we may not like the changes!! hahaha.. dilemma~~ :D

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    3. If I could turn back the clock, I wished I was enrolled into a Chinese school so that I do not have to just eat bananas! There is so much good reading materials and history books only in Chinese which I sadly could not read to understand. I am glad my wife could translate them for me anytime but she made me realise that one would enjoy to feel the meaning better if they could read the Chinese way of expressions.

      Wow! I like Kurage's quote ~ Yesterday is like a dream, the future is not here yet. Live well today and we have better yesterdays !

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  8. Oh, this post also reminds me of time travelling, just like back to the future franchises and terminators. hahaha.. .Well, the scientists said if you can travel faster than light, you may go back to the past. I still don't understand how it works as my pea brain is no Einstein. The theory is so deep and profound that after reading it for a while, I still don't get it.

    Else, just like the movie, Interstellar, we can try to travel thru a wormhole and go back to the past or future. That seems scary ... you see your daughter suddenly older than you when you return back to Earth via a wormhole...hahaha..

    Ok, that's something that I do think of sometimes when I read or watch space programs..hahahah...

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    1. talking about travelling in time?? so would you actually prefer to be able to go back to the past, or be able to fast forward to the future?? hehe..

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  9. Well, I guess the best solution to turn back time is to list down the tasks/actions that you regretted and what you can do about it. Definitely, there's no way to turn back time but we can improve on it. There may be stuffs we can't do anything about it, thus just let it go! For stuffs we can do something about it, well, maybe it's good we plan some steps to counter it. For example, improve our health, finance, career, relationship and etc. Or we can applied the stuffs that we failed to do in the past now, like saying sorry to someone or forgiving somebody.

    I feel that instead of feeling self-defeating thinking of regrets, it's better to live well in the present. Everybody makes mistakes and that makes us humans! We can only keep on improving our lives and move on!! hahaha...

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    1. True, everyone makes mistake, therefore we should to forgive and forget. I make mistake too. It takes time a while for me to have the courage to apologize to certain people about certain things, be it at work or my personal life.

      I will brave myself to say sorry if I have done wrong. Whether the person accept, it isn't matter, as long as I have apologized for what I regretted.

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    2. i guess many would have regrets and some mistakes that they hope they have not done.. so if there is a chance that we can turn back time, it would not be a bad idea at all :)

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    3. We often hear people say that it is easy to forget anything but not forget them. I used to believe that too on myself but now I am confident that I could really forgive and forget many people by not holding on to the cords but to let them go. There is even a mantra to chant that could cut off all the bad karmic cords in our lives. I am sure Thambee has heard those mantra lines in the CD you helped us to make many copies. The singer said something like "Ga Deh, Ga Deh, Bara Ga Deh............ Puti Soha".... that is a powerful line indeed that could cut off all the bad connections with our lives! Say it.

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  10. Well, generally speaking, I don't want to turn back the clock because my life is better now. But then again, there are some things which I wish I could have done differently and people whom I want to make amends with. But since there is no way we can turn back the clock, I say move forward and learn from past mistakes!

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    1. Precisely, when I can't change the situation, I will just accept it and move on.

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    2. very true with what you ladies say here.. we should be the one who control the situations and not let the situations control us.. :)

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    3. Yes, I just analyzed my life story too and it took me just 2 seconds to agree that my life today is very much happier and more meaningful than my pasts and younger days. Those days actually helped to shape the journey I wished for, today.

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  11. 我唔希望可以重嚟,人生已經過得好苦,仲要從新再嚟多一次, 唔好啦褂!

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    1. 或者你係向悲觀方面諗囉~~

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  12. If we could turn back time, why not? I would definitely love to go back to my school time. Nothing to regret about but to publish a school magazine for all the years. Those days, we didn't have school magazines.

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    1. yeah, why not.. if we could turn back time, we may not necessarily need to make any changes but to enjoy the time in the past, once again :)

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    2. LOL... This WENNder Woman just made me laugh that she would turn back her clock just to publish school magazines! I thought she would embark into different journeys but then, her life is good and blissful today with so many friends who appreciate her kindness.

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  13. But we know it's impossible to turn back time. So we can only make the best for the present and the future.

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    1. true, don't stay in the past and don't hope for the future but live the present moment to the fullest..

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    2. If I could turn back the clock, I should have gone to study in Tokyo as my brother had suggested instead of US. I had good experience in US but i thought Japan would be a nearer place to home and their advertising is way very advanced today. I have yet to see another country with very advanced advertising strategies and channels like these folks in the land of the rising sun. It needs a culture to shape their ways to a better advertising and I am sure of this.

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  14. I always want to turn back the clock because I love my past life so much, I miss the times when my youngest sis is still a kid, I am young and my dad is still around

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    1. your past life?? you know who you were in your past life??

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    2. Haha, not past life as in my previous life lah, haha, what I mean the past life when I was much younger, but it would be interesting to know who I was in my past life

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    3. I also enjoyed and miss my childhood days when my mother showered me with all her love. I am grateful to her and will cherish the good days forever too. However, life has to move on and I carry on her teachings to be kind and do charity whenever & wherever possible.

      There is a Buddhism way and mantra chantings that one could be able to see one of his past lives. Ask me.

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  15. But I had many many good memories of the past, these memories of my school days and youth time can company me till the end of time, I am contented that I have live a good life in the past so it is all good memories :)

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    1. yeah, it would be nice to be able to go back to the past and enjoy once again those happy moments huh??

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    2. I really had not much happy memories of my school days. If I could turn back my clock, I wanna go to study in Chinese school and make different friends. It was probably my fate that I went to a Christian brother's school for 11 years and didn't enjoy that much. Something must be wrong with Anay la as my friends all had happiest memories while I was opposite. My happier life began after leaving school and went to US.

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  16. I keep looking for hidden clues within the post as to what specific item/occasion you had in mind that made you regret. I failed. So this is just a normal rambling post? :P

    Of course we all have regrets, if we don't, then we are not humans... :(

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    1. Only nice people knows how to feel regrets, not all people know the feeling of regret and sorry.

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    2. haha, because i know we could never be able to turn back time, so i actually don't have that list of things, it's useless to keep clinging to the regrets huh??

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    3. We all should never regret but just learn something from it and move on happily that we won;t ever repeat them. We just need to control the situation always and not allow the situation to control us! Same old grandma repeating this theory.

      I am sure RG had such a happy schooling life and growing up years!

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  17. I suppose we all have to live with the past but of course bemoan (a little) that we could have done better. But then again with each incident, comes some learning, don't you think? A person who does nothing, learns nothing.

    Also, I believe certain things cannot be avoided as I believe every major event happens for a reason in our life. It's something we have to go through - call it karma, if you will. Cause and effect exists... do unto others, that sort of thing, as well as reaping what you sow, etc..

    Good morning!

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    1. 经一事,长一智。 We ought to learn from the mistake and excel to be a better person. Therefore, we ought to learn to forgive and forget to others too. Nothing is ideal and no one is perfect.

      If I could turn back the clock, I would do even better than now of course, I would handle the situation and resolve the issue in better way.

      Anyway, I want myself to live in the moment. The most important thing for me is to spend more time with my two daughters. Many people told me to do so as this is the only thing they regret when their children have grown up and left the nest.

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    2. agree, everything we have gone through actually taught us something.. without the past, then there doesn't exist the now us.. even if we are able to go back and make a change, then it will change what we are currently now too.. there is a risk whether we will like the new us..

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  18. Whatever been done, let bygones be bygones, no point to keep thinking of it. Let it go, set it free. Life is still go on. Live in the moment, be grateful to what we have, appreciate our loved ones.
    As for Yannie, Yannie is not a perfect human being. I have done quite a lot of mistakes in the past too that make me regret until now too. If the person is still around, and it is worthwhile, I will walk to that person and apologize to him/her. After apology is accepted, I will promise not to do again.

    For those are still singles, I would advise them to love their old parents and spend more time with them.

    For those who have young children, please spend more time with the children and your spouse.

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    1. If we try to hold a grudge for too long, it is actually making ourselves not so happy. It is good to learn to let go, and look forwards.

      Life is too short to be stressed over people who is not deserved to be an issue in our life. Besides, I believe that "懂你的人, 是不需要你解释, 不懂你的人, 解释也和是没有用。 "
      So, just be yourself and move on.

      In fact, the above statements are always in my mind. I just write here to share. When I have regret and things that I couldn't undo.

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    2. I feel regret over things that i have done or I have never done.
      I feel regret over words that I have said or I have never said.

      So, when I could turn back the clock, everything might not be the same, but this is impossible.

      Thus, we just have to move forward. We must learn to let go of the negative feeling. We must learn to have more positive thinking. So I always take those experiences as a challenge that God wanted to give me a test.

      I always pray for more wisdom and kind thoughts to help me overcome those problem in my life.

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    3. Now I have less regret than before, because I will think through what I need to do.

      My direction now is I should do things to please myself and not others. I must follow my heart instead of listening to others. I must have confident in my own decision and my own judgement. I need no consent of others for my own life. All these will lead to no regret in future. Just my two cents.

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    4. yes, in short, whether we are able to turn back time, we should always put the now us as the first priority.. love whom we are now, love what life brings to us now.. we should not cling to the regrets from the past, move on.. :)

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    5. I am back here reading Yannie's philosophy 2 times and this lady is so wise, having learnt a lot about the reality of our human lives. We should see our mistakes always and learn not to repeat them. No need to regret them, just be happy that we made mistakes in order to learn something.

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  19. Good afternoon SK

    what brings this on ah? Turning back time. ,,,hmmmmm...deep thought leh. many things can say and many things better be left silence

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    1. actually this is a "remake" of an old post in 2008, hahaha~~

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  20. True. The first thought that comes when you say turn back time...most will think of things that they regretted and that they wish they can do differently.

    I feel this is a very sad topic lah. How to say?

    Everyone have regrets but how many of us like in the movies or story books that they are given a chance to do over again.

    really like the song say Que sera sera lo

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    1. well it depends on what you want to do lah.. complete what you have not done, change what you have done wrong, or probably also to enjoy again the happy times you have gone through.. but i have to agree with you, most who wanted to turn back time seems to have some regrets.. :)

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  21. If can turn back time, I will check the 4d results first before going back to buy the number on a particular date for the big win! No need to undo whatever lah because you never know things may not turn out the way you expect it. If you undo things you regret now, what is the guarantee that the results won't be even worse to lead you to bigger regrets so you need to go back in time to undo again and try a different path, how many times do you want to go back? In life, there is bound to be ups and downs, nothing is perfect so just by going back in time will not guarantee you a perfect life.

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    1. hahaha, that is more like travelling between the past and the present right?? well, i would like to do that too, but maybe another way.. to travel between now and the future, so that i know what number will come out in 4D in days to come, hahahaha~~ :D

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  22. A lot to amend and to,appreciate if can turn back time... But now dont want to think what and what.. Just look forward and treasure those around us... Life is such.. Very colourful one...

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    1. yeah.. it's actually not quite practical so i would just consider that as daydreaming :D

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  23. 吃太多大头菜了哦~~

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    1. 不是啦, 看太多小叮噹罷了~~ :D

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  24. If I can turn back time, I'll try to have children earlier. At least by now my kids are grown up and when they get married, I'm still young. But reality is now when I attend my kids' wedding, I'll be looking like an old prune.. huhuhu.

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    1. eih, that may not be necessary leh.. you could still age with grace or even age defying!! and probably you and your future DIL look like sisters nia!!

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  25. In Buddhism ways, we are advised to always live in the present and not have any regrets of the past. We should learn from our pasts, be it good or bad ones and move on, to live meaningfully each day. If we need to turn back the clock to fix a particular problem, we should just use that experience to live on and not to let it ever happen again. If we need to turn back the clocks to enjoy the blissful moments again, we should just also move on and enjoy other blissful moments in different stages. Happiness is all around us which we often failed to see.

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    1. I used to have many small regrets in the past as I was quite naive and silly during my younger days. I learnt well from my pasts that humans are scary sometimes! They could mean more harm than any animals on the streets. Animals could not verbally attack or launch character assassinations on anyone like how humans are capable these days over the internet and media tabloids. I learnt and paid a dearly price to see how the closest friends or family members could be the biggest liars too. Being kind and selfless is something many people are unable to do it with the narrow minds of theirs. To forgive and forget in order to move on, would be the biggest tasks. So better not turn back the clocks but toi move on with my life and let the fate decide who I should associate with.

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  26. Interesting topic!

    You know I always dream/fantasize that I can always turn back time... Yes I know bygones are bygones, that's the fact, but no harm fantasizing about what we'll do if we can turn back time...

    For example, the other day, I met an accident =( Actually I bumped into the front car while on the way to somewhere, my front bumper was damaged T_T
    So after that incident, I thought to myself, if I used another route, it won't happened. Or if I was late for another 2 minutes, things would have be different.
    Haiz~ Anyway, since we can never turn back time, we have to always find another way to think positive. Like in my case, since it happened already, nothing can be changed, but at the same time, I am thankful that nobody was hurt during that accident. Take it as 破财挡灾 lo....

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    1. Yes yes, I am sure everybody has something we regret about. We are not God, we will make mistakes. So it's ok if we feel regret about something, just find a way not to repeat that act anymore.

      Erm I actually regret that I din't enjoy my schooling life to the max! I mean during secondary school til Uni life. Aiseh~ Ever since graduate, I really miss all the moments spent in the school/campus, and also those days spent with my friends!
      Schooling life now is so much pressure and harder compared to my time, I am sure!! So though I cannot go back, I am thankful at least what I went through wasn't as hard as what the students facing now..

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  27. I always have this kind of thoughts... I always want to turn back the time and correct all my mistakes or somehow meet the old me and warn him and give them the do's and don'ts ....Actually I wish we have that cool Doreamon tool... his time travel machine so we can always travel back in time or in the future...(hey i love how doredama door works too hehe)

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  28. but then as what they say. life has no replay button and all we can do is to look forward to a new day and try to make it special

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