Archive for May, 2007

One Flaw in Women

May 29, 2007

Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have the compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.

A Gorgeous Picture

May 23, 2007

Gorgeous picture

Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

Carry A Heart that Never Hates.
Carry a Smile that Never Fades
Carry a Touch that Never Hurts.
Carry a Friendship that Never Fails.

Visits to schools and orphanges in Nepal

May 21, 2007

I returned home safely from Nepal in early May 2007. Stationery, shoes , toys and food were bought for two primary schools and two homes.

The remaining fund has been used for the education for a nursing home for the HIV/AIDS affected children, and also the needy children of an orphanage. In the mean time, there are 11 children in a primary school and three boys of an orphanage have been sponsored for their completion of secondary school education.

Your kind donation and support have brought a ray of hope for these poor and deprived children. On their behalf, A Heartiest Thank You.

I am grateful to have your wonderful moral and/or monetary support which a fruitful and pleasant learning journey had happened for me.

If you wish to know more about the sponsorship for the children education, please let me know.

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Virtual Therapy for the Soul

May 21, 2007

A blessing for everyone of any belief, accompanied by wonderful music in a 3-minute flash video clip (Flash plug-in/player required), May You Be Blessed. Its creator, Kate Nowak, also has a FAQ on the website to explain what it is all about.

If you want it for offline viewing, download the 1.5MB file from this URL, http://www.mayyoubeblessedmovie.com/mayyoubeblessed.swf

他留下了什麼? — 妙妙

May 15, 2007

去年農曆四月四日﹐我停止了對堂哥體內癌細胞的祈求﹕請求它們與堂哥和平相處﹔因為當天下午﹐堂哥嚥下他的最後一口氣﹐平靜的離開了這娑婆世界。過去的一年半內﹐堂嫂及兩個成年的子女看著堂哥被病魔的摧殘及折磨﹐真是痛心疾首﹐眼淚也流干了。

在追悼會上﹐許多被堂哥教導過的在籍學生及畢業生都出席了。其中一位學生跪在他的靈位前﹐久久不能平息那悲傷的心情﹐並哀痛的說﹕”他就像我的爸爸一樣﹐我第一次去工作面試﹐他駕車陪我去。。。。。﹐怎麼會這樣的?”

堂哥的孩子不忍這位追悼者過度悲傷﹐強忍著自己的眼淚﹐安慰著說﹕”請接受這个事實吧﹗”生活的磨煉使這位失去至親的姪女﹐在學習堅強活下去的當兒﹐也沒忘了去關心他人。在姪女的言談作風裡﹐我看到了堂哥为人着想的精神。

堂哥臨終的前一天﹐掙扎著用筆寫下他的遺言﹕“孩子﹐要好好照顧媽媽﹐一切都安排好了﹐不用擔心。”隔天下午﹐一個凡事都親力親為﹐不願意麻煩別人的他﹐放下一切往生了。

我追憶到半年前﹐知曉堂哥僅存短短幾個月的壽命時﹐眼淚像斷了線的珠珍忍不住流下﹐情緒被因果業報的思緒卡住了﹐非常難受。正巧那時參與’生與死之謎‘及’顏色治療‘的兩個課程﹐心靈上似乎打了強心劑﹐頓悟不要陷入悲伤而不能自拔的情緒﹐要抓緊與堂哥相處的時间。

探訪堂哥期間﹐雖然他已’遍體鱗傷‘﹐可是卻沒見過他喊過一聲痛﹐照顾他的醫生及護士也驚訝不已。好幾次﹐他眼皮累得蓋下﹐可是他又努力睜開眼睛﹐點頭要我與他說些東西。在一次分享中﹐我們一起回憶往事。在我高中會考時﹐誤了数學試卷一的考試時間﹐覺察時已經不能參與考試了。我大哭一場後﹐已無心再考其他科目﹔堂哥就在我十分失落時﹐善切的問我﹕“你就這樣放棄整個考試了嗎?”

他以這麼簡單的關懷方式﹐提醒我不要放棄自己﹐我也終於完成了畢生難忘的考試。我在那次回憶往事中﹐再度謝謝他的指引。他聽後﹐只說了一句似乎平凡即不平凡的話﹕“這是我知道的﹐也可以做的。”堂哥在他的一生中默默做了許多他可以做的事﹔對他來說﹐這是那麼自然及真心的。

火化葬礼过后,堂哥的骨灰裡遺留下的藍色晶體,仿彿述說著他短暫一生裡的甜酸苦辣事;媽媽說這是堂哥把許多邊緣少年引回正路的最好證物。

我在懷念堂哥的同時﹐也祈求他乘願再來﹐好讓武吉智馬山上的崎嶇山路﹐再度留下他與更多年輕學子郊游时的愉快腳步﹗

Nepalese Singing Bowls

May 15, 2007

I received this article with pleasant surprise during the scouting of singing bowls in Boudhanath (the biggest stupa in Nepal). Bought one for my dad, and glad to note that it seems to be a ‘toy of calmness’ for him.

Antique Singing Bowls – Gift of the Week

Singing bowls continue to play a role in the meditative, transformative, healing, and cleansing rituals performed by people of diverse cultures and faiths. Playing the bowl is easy and requires no practice or expertise. A wooden mallet functions as an intermediary between you and our singing bowl, granting you the power to call forth its song at a touch. The bowl will release a harmonic tone when struck with the mallet and will start to sing in a double octave when you circle the mallet along the outside of the bowl’s edge.

These singing bowls are made with seven types of metal: gold, silver, iron, tin, copper, brass, and bronze. Each bowl has been hand-tooled and is approximately 50 years old. Used by healing practitioners to stimulate the body and mind and to draw healing energy in, the song of each bowl inspires whole-being wellness. The variations in pitch that define individual singing bowls enable healers to target and align specific chakras to produce a variety of physical, emotional, and spiritual changes. Yet there is no one right or wrong way to use a singing bowl and you need not be a healer to use one. The bowl’s song is used throughout the Himalayas to focus and relax the mind during meditation. Striking the bowl with the mallet will produce a sustained gonglike sound that can mark the beginning and end of a meditative period. The harmonies expressed by the bowls can also harmonize the energy of your spaces, allowing you to cleanse and energize your home or office.

The size of your singing bowl will determine the nature of its song – the larger bowl produces a deep vibration while the smaller bowl
resonates more sweetly. As each bowl is unique, you may discover that yours produces a sound unlike any you have heard before, even if you are familiar with this meaningful instrument. Playing your bowl frequently will help you attune yourself to the quality of its resonance so that you can fully enjoy the amazing properties of the universal reverberation it emanates.

Glasswing Butterflies

May 14, 2007

The Glasswing Butterfly lives in South America. A butterfly with transparent wings is rare and beautiful. As delicate as finely blown glass, the presence of this rare tropical gem is used by rain forest ecologists as an indication of high habitat quality and its demise alerts them of ecological change. Rivaling the refined beauty of a stained glass window, the translucent wings of the Glasswing butterfly shimmer in the sunlight like polished panes of turquoise, orange, green, and red.

Glasswing butterflies

Keep Walking

May 14, 2007

The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches
and pains as you can see the organs are on right and left foot, the heart is on the left foot. (Please do not do it if you are not sure.)

This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.

We need to walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times. So, keep walking and enjoy it.

Feet massage

Palm massage

Self Shiatsu


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