Daily Lessons from Life 29 April 2018 - Zero to Hero...
"Philippines' Duterte calls North Korea's Kim 'hero of everybody'
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday (Apr 29) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he had previously called a "fool", is now the "hero of everybody", after Kim pledged to work with Seoul for "complete denuclearisation" of the peninsula.
Duterte said he would "congratulate" Kim, who just became his "idol", if he gets a chance to meet him. He said he would tell the North Korean leader "I admire you. You know how to time (your moves)".
"For all of the time, he was pictured to be the bad boy of the community. With one masterstroke, he is now the hero of everybody," Duterte said when asked to comment on the historic meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a news conference after he returned from an ASEAN summit in Singapore.
"He appear to be amiable, jolly good fellow, and very accommodating," Duterte said of Kim.
Duterte has more than once criticised Kim over his nuclear ambitions. In April last year he questioned his sanity and urged the United States to show restraint and not be baited by a man who "wants to end the world".
A few months later, Duterte called Kim a "fool" and held nothing back in rebuking Kim for "playing with dangerous toys"."
"From Zero to Hero" is how President Duterte described Kim. From one unconventional political leader to another. No pretension. No hesitation to acknowledged he was wrong about Kim n for the many i sullts thrown at Kim by him. Apologised n get back with life n things as Kim has changed!
This is what i like about President Duterte.
He complimented Kim for "good timing to turn around"!
Of course there is a risk nothing concrete will come out of this historical n epic moment for the North n South Korea if promises were not kept or blocked by outside powers who want to still be the "Masters" for their own reasons.
For now, i just want to acknowledge my respect for President Duterte's candidness n strong courage to apologise n move on!!
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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2010 Tour of Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris/Lucerne/Cologne
Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
Four of my Most Important People
2008 Dec HkgMacauHolidays
HawNgee, ZJ and Jun in JAWs!
Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
Lu's Marathon 06 Dec 2009
I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old