Sunday, January 22, 2006

Error #29

The Last Episode of Doraemon

Dedicated to all the fans of Doraemon, including myself (I just seriously missed it ya know?) - As you know, Doraemon is an inspirational story with no ending, but
this small story is about the "last episode" of the famous cartoon.
Someone made this story and uploaded it to his homepage, and it is now widely spread all around Japan through the internet. Here it goes;

One day, a very normal day, Nobita came back from school and went upstairs of his house. Doraemon was there sleeping, just like the other normal day. "Hey, Doraemon, please wake up, let’s play!” but Doraemon does not wake up.

Nobita thought that Doraemon is tired, so he went out to play with Shizuka-chan and other folks. After few hours, he returned to his home, but Doraemon was still sleeping. Nobita felt something strange, and tried to wake him up. But there was no reply. He became to feel afraid, and tried to wake him up, but whatever he does, Doraemon did not wake up. Nobita knew exactly that something was different. This never happened before. He began crying, but though he screamed or cried, the famous fat-cat-robot did not make a single move at all.
He came up to one idea, and jumped into his desk -the time machine- and went to the future to meet Dorami-chan, Doraemon's sister. He begged her for help, and forced her to go with him back to 1998.

After a short trip again back to 1998 by the time machine, Dorami-chan looked all over his brother Doraemon to see what was wrong with him.
After few minutes, she said "the battery is out"
Nobita was relieved, and said, "battery? so he is not broken right? Please replace or recharge his battery, and put him back like before"
But Dorami-chan shook her head and said, "Nobita-san, should I really do that?"
Nobita said "what? What do you mean?"
Dorami-chan replied; "His main battery is here, close to his pocket. And it ran out. But originally, he had a back-up battery in his ears, but as you know, his ears were eaten by a rat very many years ago, so he does not have a back-up battery now"
"So what do you mean?"
"I mean, if I replace his battery, every memory of you will be eternally lost from his brain program"
"Shall I do that?"

Nobita closed his eyes. He cried, but after few minutes, he stopped crying, and quietly told Dorami-chan;

"Dorami-chan, thanks for coming here. I will take care of the rest. You have to go back to your future time now"

Dorami-chan could not decide what to do, but anyway she hugged Nobita quietly, and she went back home. After she went back, Nobita carried Doraemon and placed him into the shelf.

.........TIME FLIES..........

Year 2010, Nobita grew up. Since that day, he changed. He studied hard, did not cry anymore and he lived without Doraemon. He told Shizuka and other folks that Doraemon had to go back to his future, and could not meet him anymore. Shizuka was impressed to Nobita's mysterious appearance which became completely different from 10years ago. They fell in love, and married. Nobita became a scientist. He made a laboratory in his room, and was studying hard with his job all day. He told Shizuka not to come into the room, as it is very dangerous inside. But one day, he called Shizuka and told her to come in to his room. It was the first time for her to enter his husband's room. The moment she went in, she lost her words ......There was her friend Doraemon, who she used to play in her childhood days. Doraemon was not moving. It seemed as he was sleeping.

"Look, Shizuka, I will plug in from now"

Nobita turned on the main switch on Doraemon. Doraemon quietly, very quietly started to open his eyes. It was the moment the inventor of Doraemon became clear. It was Nobita. He studied hard and hard jus t to meet and talk with his old friend again. Going back and forth of time, Nobita was the one who made Doraemon. He discovered all the programs and architecture of Doraemon-type-robot. Nobita and Shizuka were crying gently. Doraemon opened his eyes. He looked around, and finally said, "Nobita-kun, did you finish your homework?"

There were the same white clouds in the sky like the times they used to spend together.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Error #28

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in a good mood. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply: "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

Many of the waiters at this restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs, so they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant.

Why? Because Jerry was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was always there, telling him/she how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him: "I don't get it! No one can be a positive person all of the time. how do you do it?"

Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up & say to myself, I have two choices today. I can choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. I always choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be victim or learn from it. Everytime, someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life."

"But it's not always that easy, " I protested.

"Yes, it is." Jerry said.

"Life is all about chooices. When you cut away all the junk every situation is a choice you choose how you react situations, you choose how people will affect your mood, you choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.It's your choice how you live your life."

Several years later, I heard that Jerry accidentally did something he never supposed to do in the restaurant business. He left the back door of his restaurant open and then he was robbed by three armed man. While Jerry trying to open the safe box, his hand shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination.

The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found quickly and rushed to hospital. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body.

I saw Jerry about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Want to see my scars?"

I declined to see this wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied.

"Then, after they shot me as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices, I could choose to live or could choose to die. I choose to live."

"Weren't you scared?" I asked

Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I saw the expression on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'He's a dead man'/ I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked

"Well, there was a nurse shouting question at me," said Jerry.

"She ask if I was allergic to anything."

"Yes, to bullets," I replied.

over their laughter, I told them:"I'm choosing to live. Please operate on me asif I'm alive, not dead."

Jerry lived thanks to the skills of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.

I learned from him that every day, youhave the choice to either enjoy your life or to hate it.

the only thing that is truly yours~ that no one can control of that, everything else in life becomes much easier.

Error #27

Final exam's in a few days left dumbfounded with no mood to study. I've got so many challenges to get over with..heart's just in turmoil. Screw it. You don't know me, period.