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Posted on Oct 17, 2012 under Appreciation, Family Relationship, Father, Giving, Gratitude, Life, Love, Picture/Photos, Reflection, Unconditional Love |
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I saw this paragraph in Chinese today and translated it into English to share it with you. I thought that it was absolutely beautiful and yet touching. Don’t most of us have a father like this?
Somehow when I was reading that short paragraph, I was reminded of my own father. He was such a father in many ways to us. Although he is no longer with us, he is always closed in the hearts of those he had loved unconditionally. Whatever we had given unconditionally, no matter how small they might seem to be, would never be lost – they would always be dearly remembered.
He liked me without any makeup on,
liked my long ponytail,
He asked me everyday what I had for lunch
and what I wanted for dinner,
He would frown and say, “Bought clothes again,”
and then complimented, “Beautiful,”
He taught me not to waste money and then passed me a credit card,
He listened in silent when I was crying over the phone …
Then said, “Come back … I would support you!”
The man who loved me the most in the world was already married to my mother!
Yet I love him still!
With one more day to Halloween, which is an annual holiday observed on October 31, primarily in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom (according to Wikipedia), we will also be coming to the end of October. And guess what? It will Christmas! Yes! I’m this excited about Christmas! However, before that, a gentle reminder to myself to be grateful for the many blessings in October.
It can be so easy to miss these little blessings that come our way if we do not pay attention enough. Just the other night, I experienced my second case of blackout in Cheras, Malaysia but the fortunate thing was, I was done with my shower and was getting ready for bed already. Thus when the blackout came, I just turned in earlier than usual. Despite the blackout, it was a peaceful night overall.
Sharing my October’s blessings with you, in the form of pictures I took with the Sony Xperia x10 mini. I am still quite satisfy with the photos I am getting so far.
I saw these mushrooms a few weeks ago when I was helping a friend to clean up his new house, they were unlike most of the mushrooms which I had seen in Singapore before and I decided to take a shot of them.
These flowers bear edible fruits which can be pretty juicy. When I was young, we used to eat this by dipping it in a mixture of dark soy sauce and cut chili slices. I caught them at my friend’s old house when I was helping him in the moving a few days ago. You can take a look at the picture of how the fruits look like. It will be pinkish to red in colour when it is ripe. In Malay, it is called ‘Jambu.’ I have no idea what it is called in English. Any idea?
What do children do in the olden days when there were no computers, PS2, Wii or whatever form of modern days entertainment? They would invent new game, or should I say prank, with what Mother Nature provided. They would pluck the part of the plant (below photo) with many tiny little thorns and throw it at the school uniform of their classmates; it stuck on the uniform instantly. The tiny thorns would then ‘act’ like needles, pricking at the back of their classmates. Not exactly a nice thing to do but it wouldn’t do great harm too.
Wishing all of you a beautiful weekend and have fun counting your blessings for October and living in the moment little pleasures. Do feel free to share your October’s blessings with me or make a post about them.
First Halloween photo by ladyleaf
Posted on Aug 24, 2010 under Attitude, Challenges in Life, Dealing with Adversity, Determination, Gratitude, Inspiration, Keeping the Faith, Life, Perseverance, Picture/Photos, Reflection, Simple Pleasures, Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot Camera Phone, Strength |
A pleasant surprise. I remember the last time I saw a ladybird, I was around 9-10 years old. Yes, it has been that long. Those were the times when I got to see a lot of ladybirds on the plants along the fence of the school; my friend and I used to catch some of the ladybirds.
I saw this the other day while my associates and I were looking for some plants to add ‘colours’ to our plain looking office. I was elated to see the little ladybird and immediately took out my Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone to take a few shots; the few shots turned out pretty decent. It sure is good to have a camera with us always – we never know what surprises we will get in life.
Simple thing like this makes me happy. When we learn how to appreciate life, it is easy to be happy with everything and anything. Life’s goodness is in abundance all around us. I appreciate and am grateful for all these goodness; be it the blessings that came along the way or be it the challenges that came my way.
It has been challenging for the past few weeks with lots of brick walls to be cleared. Brick walls which seemed impossible to break down initially all came down eventually. Just as Randy Pausch said, “Brick walls are there for a reason…” They are there to test how much we wanted what we want. In his own words, “… The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” The good news is, the greater the brick wall, the bigger the opportunity for growth.
It was an amazing experience to see how each challenge eventually cleared and the limiting belief which I had of myself broke down. It was as if the Universe conspired to make things happened; all issues were ironed out with the assistance of family, friends etc around us. A simple realisation, “When we truly believe and hold the faith strongly that all will work out great, the Universe will respond in the most magical way.” This is the law of attraction.
However, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that all we need to do are to believe and have the faith that all will go well. We need to take action to make things happen too!
Last but not least, to share with you sometimes Steve Job said in his Stanford Commencement Speech, “Sometimes life hits you on the head with bricks, don’t lose faith!“
Posted on Jul 21, 2010 under Attitude, Bukit Timah Hill, Daily Blessings, Gratitude, Happiness, Life, Picture/Photos, Reflection, Singapore Nature Reserve, Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot Camera Phone, Wordless Wednesday |
More Wordless Wednesday
Bukit Timah, which literally means “tin hill” in Malay, is Singapore’s highest hill at 163.63 metres (537 ft.). It is also the highest point in Singapore according to Wikipedia. Composed mainly of granite, Bukit Timah Hill was once an active quarrying site in the mid-1900s but has since then become one of the popular nature reserves in Singapore.
I was there last week for a morning walk with a group of friends and had unintentionally left my footprint at the summit. Since we were in a nature reserve, I thought it was only naturally to walk barefooted and be connected to nature. It had been a long time since I last did a barefooted walk but nevertheless it was an enjoyable experience.
A morning walk in the goodness of nature was both refreshing and revitalising; followed by a simple and yet good breakfast. The goodness of life can be so simple and yet fulfilling to the heart and soul.
Take a break and take a walk in the goodness of nature and feel the positive energy of nature going through your body!
I am truly thankful and grateful for the foot that left the footprint!
If you happen to be in Singapore and want to take a morning walk in Bukit Timah Hill, you can take a look at the below information:
SBS service 170.
TIBs services 67, 75, 171, 173, 184, 852 and 961.
Alight along Upper Bukit Timah Road, opposite Bukit Timah Shopping Centre and Beauty World Centre, or along Jalan Anak Bukit, opposite Courts furniture store, and walk to the end of Hindhede Drive.
Travelling from the city, follow the direction of Upper Bukit Timah Road towards Woodlands, make a u-turn just after the Courts furniture store and turn left into Hindhede Drive. Limited parking is available at the foothill of the reserve. To minimise our impact to the reserve, especially on weekends, you may like to take the public transport instead.
Photo taken by Sony Ericsson Cybey-shot Camera Phone
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