Can't Take That Away

Dear Mariah Carey,

With a worn-out and woebegone look, I slogged my way through an all-time low in my career last month. First, a misunderstanding caused a complete estrangement between me and my colleague who is suffering from  depression. Second, out of jealousy, two despicable colleagues bullied me in the workplace. Third, while asking their students to hand in homework on time and be polite, some of my colleagues seldom strive to meet deadlines and sometimes lose temper. Are they still qualified to be teachers? Thanks to your song Can't Take That Away, I am able to rid myself of dejection and I am now heading for sunnier climes.

The first thing I have learnt from the incident is the power of inner peace. You are right. If you have peace within yourself, nobody can touch you, no matter what happens. Secondly, friendship sometimes hurts. Nevertheless, after being hurt, I am glad that I am still able to love. Finally, I am amazed by the ubiquitous guardian angels around me (the principals, students, family members, friends, etc) and a deep sense of gratitude is always in my heart. You are surely one of my angels and I will try to be an angel in other people’s lives.

There is a light in me that shines brightly, which is really true. Never will I succumb to malicious remarks and cold eyes in the future! Thank you so much for writing and singing this inspirational song! I wish you a merry Christmas! I also wish the people around me health and happiness.

Kenji Chan


They can say anything they want to say
Try to bring me down
But I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me
And they can try hard to make me feel that I don't matter at all
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or lose faith in my dreams

'Cause there's
There's a light in me
That shines brightly
They can try
But they can't take that away from me

Oh they
They can do anything they want to you
If you let them in
But they won't ever win
If you cling to your pride and just push them aside
See I
I have learned
There's an inner peace I own
Something in my soul that they cannot possess
So I won't be afraid and the darkness will fade

'Cause there's
There's a light in me
That shines brightly, yes
They can try
But they can't take that away from me

They can't take this
Precious love I'll always have inside me
Certainly the Lord will guide me where I need to go

They can say anything they want to say
Try to bring me down
But I won't face the ground
I will rise steadily sailing out of their reach
Oh Lord they do try hard to make me feel that I don't matter at all
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or lose faith in my dreams
'Cause there's a light in me that shines brightly
They can try, but they can't take that away from me

17 則留言:

  1. 俏Kenji兄,冬至快樂!~Mariah Carey,very good singer!!!~
    [版主回覆12/22/2011 15:56:16]She has a great voice and her songs are inspirational. Merry Christmas!!!

  2. 希望你來年工作順順利利^^~~~~btw, nice puma jacket
    Wishing U a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    [版主回覆12/22/2011 18:24:30]Thanks a lot. You too!!! I bought the puma jacket from Poland which cannot be found in HK. It cost me 800 HK dollars, but it really suits me. Thanks!!!

  3. Never give up, Kenji Sir. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, the warmth of Christmas grant you love!!! ^^
    [版主回覆12/22/2011 18:25:16]Thanks so much for your blessing and support. The greatest lesson I have learnt is to love and be loved in return. ^^ Indeed, angels and love are all around us. THANKS!!!

  4. merry Christmas and 希望你工作順利!! Addoil !!!!
    [失魂貓回覆12/23/2011 07:58:04]Morning ! Thank you your recommendation ! I may go to watch ^^
    [版主回覆12/22/2011 23:47:18]2D!!! Highly recommended!!! It also scores high at IMDB and Rottentomatoes.
    [失魂貓回覆12/22/2011 23:14:01]Really ?我都想睇mi4架!值得推薦?你睇3D?Or 2D?
    [版主回覆12/22/2011 23:11:13]MI 4 is very entertaining!!! As for dining, every place is crowded and expensive, so I had better wait.
    [失魂貓回覆12/22/2011 23:08:26]Don't think too much ! Xmas is coming . Any gd movie Or food place suggestion ?
    [版主回覆12/22/2011 23:05:19]Thanks! The Principals do fully support me frankly speaking. I'm just disappointed by some of my colleagues who are spiteful and emotional.

  5. Kenji, those who really love you will always support you gar.....including me.....there's always a light inside you and me, that's true! Too GLAD to hear that you still know to love yourself and someone when you've been hurt by someone deed inside your heart.......BUT YOUR LOVE WILL HEAL. ^__^
    [版主回覆12/22/2011 23:39:28]Thanks a lot Mei. Love heals. After being hurt, I still wanna be an angel and love my enemy. Hard, but I am willing to try. No one can take the light inside our hearts away. No one can. Merry Christmas!
    [MC回覆12/22/2011 23:26:43]I am Mei Chan ^^

  6. 工作上總有不開心的事,不要太介懷,做好自己的本份便可。祝Kenji有一個平安愉悅的聖誕,並新年快樂!
    [版主回覆12/25/2011 11:27:20]I do have a clear conscience and I have responsibly discharged my duties. That's why I can feel the light inside me and I have nothing to fear. Yes, my experience also tells me this kind of tension will fade away as time goes by and ALL IS WELL hahaha! THANKS!!!

  7. 無論大家是一雙一對、孤家寡人、順境逆境,

    失魂貓衷心祝願各位聖誕快樂!Merry Christmas !
    [版主回覆12/25/2011 11:28:34]Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Merry Christmas Kenji... no matter what happen I wish you peace, joy & happiness through Christmas and the coming year ...

    Another good song: "Kelly Sweet - Have yourself a Merry little Christmas... "

    [版主回覆12/25/2011 11:30:53]Very sweet of you! I am glad that there are so many angels around me. Time to smile. ^^ Thanks.

  9. be strong...you'll be able to get through it!
    Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
    [版主回覆12/25/2011 11:32:06]Yes I believe so. I had a similar experience two years ago and things are fine now. Christmas is not a time to loathe. It is a time to love. Merry Christmas!!!

  10. > Never will I succumb to malicious remarks and cold eyes in the future! 對!最緊要問心無愧,別人的冷言冷語就視而不見、聽而不聞吧!祝 Kenji 往後的日子會開開心心,事事順遂 :)
    [版主回覆12/25/2011 13:27:55]Indeed, the Principal and the Vice Principals also support me. Because my colleague is suffering from depression, she simply can't control herself. Perhaps it is time to push the whole thing aside.

    問心無愧, CHEERS!!!

  11. Way to go, Kenji!
    [版主回覆12/26/2011 18:02:56]Thanks for your encouragement. Yahoo Blog is a breeding ground for expression and reflection.

  12. Pandora 香傭講法文2011年12月26日 下午11:27

    Happy New Year^^
    [版主回覆12/27/2011 00:11:53]You too!!! Thanks for your blessing.

  13. Happy New Year!! 祝新一年睇更多好戲, 更多好幸運!!
    [版主回覆12/27/2011 19:40:35]Thanks a lot. You too! ALLLLLLLLLL the best!!!

  14. Happy new year^^
    [版主回覆12/27/2011 22:36:15]You too. Wish you happiness and health. ^^

  15. Happy New Year!
    希望你好好的堅持! 有畏不遭人妒是蠢才⋯⋯哈哈哈⋯ 唔同職場都有這種事發生! 希望大家新的一年事事順心^^
    [版主回覆12/28/2011 13:12:42]RIGHT! I'll stay strong, very strong. Thanks for your support and I won't give in. I wish you all the best in the new year!!!

  16. Dear Kenji, your piece of writing gives me power & strength! Have a good year!!
    [版主回覆01/08/2012 16:31:25]Thanks a lot. I have been very unhappy these days and this song gives me a lot of inspiration and power. I hope you are happy ^^.

  17. Merry Christmas !
    Happy New Year !
    Have a fruitful Year of Dragon !!!
    [版主回覆01/18/2012 19:57:42]Thanks so much. I wish you all the best in the new year.