Saturday, September 20, 2008

Mr Pingping


19-year-old Pingping, Born in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, measures only 73 centimeters (2.4 feet), recently succeeded in applying for the Guinness World Record as the world’s shortest man!!!
Apart from the fact of being a holder of such a unique record.. what i like about him[see pic] is the way he stands for himself[inspite of his short comings] and the confidence he exudes in doing so...lets take a leaf out of his life and try to learn and be our self for "its better to be a first rate Gershwin than to be a second rate Berlin"

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill.
Be a scrub in the valley-but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush, if you can't be a tree.
If you can't be a bush, be a bit of the grass.
If you can't be a muskie, then just be a bass-
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew.
There's something for all of us here.
There's big work to do and there's lesser to do
And the task we must do is the near.
If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun, be a star;
It isn't by the size that you win or you fail-
Be the best of whatever you are!

The world's tallest , Bao Xishun shaking hands with He Pingping who claims to be Earth's shortest

24 comments:

Goli said...

Cant believe that he can be so short. This guy reminds me of that short guy in "Austin Powers" :D.

Good poem and good post.

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

Just read about him in the morning paper. And good poem...I was always the shortest in my class till about the 7th standard...somehow I never let that affect me. Its the spirit within that matters.

rantravereflect/ jane said...

wowwww.. that guy is a realllll cuteeeeee.. i meannnn, as ya said, he stands soooo tall, inspite of his SHORT comings...
i salute his spirit..

lovedddddddddd the poem!
how darn true- i mean we got to be the best at whatever small job we do, cos we're all anyway doing veryyy small things compared to the size of teh universe, soooo myte as well,go on with it with a really happy smile n a completely positive attitude :)

thank you for the total positive cheer!
:)

ceedy said...

Nice...thanks for sharing....now I am best at being lazy....so am going to be the BEST at that :P

But seriously...small little post of yours exudes LARGE positivity....

debasish.. said...

PingPing looks gr8 !

pricelessjunk said...

Be the best of whatever you are!
Thats really nice!!
In that pic too, he stands with so much confidence. Inspiring.

P.S.- Sometimes, it takes a real long time to load this comment window. I've been trying to access your blog from past 3 days. It loaded only today!

Grey said...

"Mini Me" in real ?? cool !

Grey said...

"Mini Me" in real ?? cool !

brocasarea said...

@ goli...mini me?..yeah!..and thanks:)

@ akshaya...well said!...:)...

brocasarea said...

@ jane...thanks and glad that u liked it:)

@ ceedy..lol...too much laziness may kil u man..lol...thanks:)

brocasarea said...

@ debasish...:)..and also smart!!

@ priceless junk......hm..ok..even few of my other friends had the same compalaint..thanks for letting me know abt it!!>:)

brocasarea said...

@ grey...i live mi mE!!..he is so funny!...

MeeMzZ said...

woooow that guy looks sooo cute!!;p

LOOOOL...i really like the last pic soo funny!!

great poem!! nice post!!:P

Veens said...

ummm i did see this guy before on some channel i guess
WOW

Adorable Pancreas said...

I liked how he looks as though he's got a flower growing out of his head. :)

brocasarea said...

@ meemzz...thanks...yeah he is admiringly cute!

brocasarea said...

@ veens...liked ??...

brocasarea said...

@ adorable pancreas...lol|!!!:D

Grey said...

tagged .

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Pavi!!!! said...

ya, i know... SHORT ppl are awesome ;)

brocasarea said...

@ grey...thanks:)

@ pavi...only some of them:P

~nm said...

Now this was interesting! The last pic was quite amusing too!

brocasarea said...

@nm..thanks:)