Sunday, 27 November 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
"Fair goes the dancing when the Sitar is tuned,
Tune us the Sitar neither low nor high,
And we will dance away the hearts of men.
The string overstretched breaks, the music dies,
The string overslack is dumb and the music dies,
Tune us the Sitar neither low nor high."
A beautiful quote from Buddha about walking the middle path.
Happy Vesak =)
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Saturday, 16 April 2011
I finally get the pictures that I shot and printed it as postcard. Has been wanting to do it for a while. The idea just got more excited ever since I signed up for postcrossing.
Anyone interested for a postcard exchange ? Do drop me your address in my email. =)
Oh! Has any one check out the new feature of Blogspot. Isnt this cool, its allow the viewer a different layout option to my original blog. Diggin' it. I love the snapshot option.... ^^ All the pictures at a glance. cool
Thursday, 7 April 2011
想 谢谢她，因为她的突然逝去更加drive home the point that life is too full of uncertainty. 她走的那晚，我正在想着何为人生的意义。( 早上有人问我) 当然意义就是好好的过每一天，在有限的人生里好好的，尽
分享信里的一段 。。。our lives here are transient… stay kind and love
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal...... A quote I heard early in the morning.
“ mega earthquake just ocured. hope everyone is safe!
i'm safe, waiting for power supply to return and clearance to get into building. i love you all. thanks for your concern. ”
Thursday, 3 March 2011
经济强进，荷包满满，不知该如何花？佳人无约，无所事事，不想烂在家里？Please come and support SHH latest production [花言心语］.
冰 ： 怎么有点象在lelong.....不是我讲的，是“二大导”的热情邀约 ^^
It all begins with love.
As singles yearn to sow the seeds of love, couples seek to nurture their budding love. Some grow weary and question the blooming love, while others strive to treasure love before it withers. It takes a life journey to speak the language of love.
Experience part of this journey through a series of short plays with Hokkien Huay Kuan Youth Drama Troupe.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Unexpected things has been happening around my close relation that I felt a sense of helplessness. It was one after another. I hardly has a moment to catch my breath.
Maybe.... just maybe we have all reached that age where the inevitable happens.
I was remembering a wise teacher once said in his talk : "... ... and this too will pass... ..." I always find comfort in this sentence. It a wisdom I am trying to master. I was googling this phrase and chanced upon this blogpost that wrote about the same thing and the story behind the phrase.
I particularly like his afterthought.
The author was kind enough to let me share this post over here.
Extract from www.aussiepete.com
[ This too will pass ] Once a King called upon all of his wise men and asked them, "Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstance, in every place and in every time. Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me. Tell me is there any mantra?" All the wise men got puzzled by King's question. One answer for all questions? Something that works everywhere, in every situation? In every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? They thought and thought.
After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something which appealed to all of them. They went to the king and gave him something written on paper. But the condition was that the king was not to see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way out, only then will he be allowed to see it. The King put the paper under his Diamond ring.
After a few days, the neighbors attacked the Kingdom. It was a collective surprise attack of the King's enemies. The king and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. The King was forced to flee on his horse. The enemies were following him. His horse took him far away in the Jungle. He could hear many troops of horses following him and the noise was coming closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself standing at the end of the road - that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley a thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finished. He could not return the way he came, because it was a small, narrow road. The sound of the enemy's horses was approaching fast. The King became restless. There seemed to be no way out of thi situation.
Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message. The message was very small but very great. The message was – "This too will pass."
The King read it. He read it again. Suddenly something struck him- Yes! It too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my kingdom. I was the mightiest of all the Kings. Yet today, the Kingdom and all its pleasures have gone. I am here trying to escape from enemies. However, if those days of luxuries have gone, this day of danger too will pass. Calm come on his face.
He kept standing there. The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty. He had never known that such a beautiful place was also a part of his Kingdom. The revelation of the message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forgot about those following him.
After a few minutes he realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy was receding. They had moved into some other part of the mountains and were no longer on the same path. The King was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and regained his lost empire.
When he returned to his empire after victory, he was received with much fan fare at the door. The whole capital was rejoicing in the victory. Everyone was in a festive mood. Flowers were being thrown on the King from every house, from every corner.
People were dancing and singing. For a moment, the King said to himself, "I am one of the bravest and greatest Kings ever!! It is not easy to defeat me!!"
With all the reception and celebration he saw an ego emerging inside himself.
Suddenly the Diamond of his ring flashed in the sunlight and reminded him of the message. He opened it and read it again: "This too will pass"
The King became silent. His face went through a total change - from the egoist he transformes to a state of utter humbleness.
If this too is going to pass, it is not yours. The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours. You are just a watcher. Everything passes by. We are witness of all this. We are the perceiver. Life comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes. Sorrow comes and goes.
Now as you have read this story, just sit silently and evaluate your own life.. Think of the moments of joy and victory in your life. Think of the moment of Sorrow and defeat. Are they permanent? They all come and pass away. Life just passes away. There were friends in the past. They have gone. There are friends today. They too will go. There will be new friends tomorrow. They too will go. There were enemies in the past. They have gone. There may be enemies in the present. They too will go. There will be new enemies tomorrow and... they too will go.
There is nothing permanent in this world. Every thing changes except the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. You have seen all the changes. You have survived all setbacks, all defeats and all sorrows. All have passed away. If there are problems in the present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever. Joy and sorrow are the two faces of the same coin. They both will pass away.
Who are you in reality? Know your real face. Your face is not your true face. It will change with the time. However, there is something in you, which will not change. It will remain unchanged. What is that unchangeable? - It is nothing but your true self. You are just a witness of change.
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
喝过加了辣椒粉的牛奶吗？This is what i called a "hot" glass of milk . ^^
今天在 [Prolgue] 的 JAMS Precious Treats喝茶。朋友点了杯 “辣子牛奶” ，喝了半杯就不喝了。我就把剩下的完全喝完。（贪吃鬼。。。）
Verdict 是 : 我应该不会自己点来喝。哈～～感觉很怪。还是传统咖啡好点。
Friday, 4 February 2011
30 January at 00:04 －－ －面簿
Monday, 24 January 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
The design house I am working in is currently looking for models for our upcoming project. This campaign is for a consumer electronic product to promote “Back to school”.
We are looking for:
Chinese boy (age 8-13 years)
Indian boy (age 8-13 years)
Caucasian girl (age 8-13years)
Malay lady (age 16 - 23years)
Malay aunty (age 35-40years)
Selected model will be reimbursed for a day shoot. The photo shoot will take place on 29 Jan 2011.
Interested party please send me a email : firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Monday, 10 January 2011
Has been addicted to this korean drama recently. It has been a while since my last addiction. ha ~~and it has provided my " escape from reality " antidote for the whole of the moody December.
Thanks to internet, I have been catching it simultaneously with the Koreans. ( maybe 2 -4 days delays) -- -- -- - Sweet anticipation =)
For the review, do check out Dramabeans. They do a particular good job in deconstructing and reviewing the drama episode by episode. All I can say is good acting and beautiful soundtrack ( well... most korean ost is good la ).
The drama is drawing to a close and I find myself wishing for a happy ending, especially after a very sad episode 17 today.
One thing I learn from the korean drama / movie, they never play by the ball. That's one thing I like about Korean script. You are never quite sure how the ending will be until the very end of the show.
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Sunday, 2 January 2011
Happy New Year =)
A few of my friends decided to have a new year gift exchange and we were supposed to draw lot and D.I.Y a brooch for the person we have selected. The zipper rose was for the one I have selected and the fish was a little appreciation gift for the organizer. =)
I like the idea of hand making a brooch. It a lot creative than just simply gift exchange. I have fun doing this exercise.
ps : I have shifted a section of my food blog to this new site [ http://bbfoodjournal.blogspot.com ]
The latest Dongzhi 2010 is posted there as well.