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Brand new moment

When today is not going well, we do not have to wait until tomorrow to start fresh.

We can start fresh at any moment, clearing our energy field of any negativity that has accumulated, and call this very moment the beginning of our brand-new day.

We too can cultivate that rising sun energy inside ourselves, carrying it with us to light our way through any time of day or night, drawing on its power to awaken and renew our spirits.

One simple way to do this is to carry an image or a photograph of the rising sun with us in our wallet or purse. We can also post this image on our wall at work or at home, or have it as our screensaver on our computer.

When we feel the need to start fresh, we can take a moment to gaze at the image, allowing its light to enter into our hearts. As we do this, we might say out loud or quietly to ourselves, I am ready to let go of the past and start anew. We might visualize anything we want to release leaving us as we exhale, and as we inhale, we can take in the fresh energy of the eastern sun, allowing it to light the way to a brand-new day.

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老师

亲爱的沁芝

你来了之后
日子不一样
因为我变成你的眼
你的耳
你的鼻
你的嘴
因为这样
对生命对世界对自己有了新的学习
因为这样

谢谢你,老师。

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nice quotes

再小的事,只要认真而用心,总是能打动人。别人是看得到的。

犯错,总是有隐忧的吧。只要不要再犯就是了。错误就放在心里,然后,看向更远的地方。

你是为爱而生的。在你的生命中正享受着这份爱。

你在我身边,这就是我想庆祝的事。

按照你的想法你的意愿你的方式去生活吧。那就是最大的幸福。

《拜托!小姐》

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Dr Ngiam

亲爱的沁芝

今天带你去打针的时候,沁芝走到Dr Ngiam的门口,已经想出外。走到里头关上门,已经很彷徨,mummy跟着你彷徨,一心只想着如何帮你alleviate your fear。

不过到最后,沁芝还是勇敢地面对打针。

之后daddy把准备好的卡片交给Dr Ngiam,只看到他一直点头,一直微笑,马上开起来说谢谢、谢谢。

mummy看到了也感动的。还记得沁芝出世的早上8点多,他走进来开灯,然后以他的招牌笑容说:“hello mrs yap…..how r u?the baby is doing v well…..”

我想,只要是真心,别人一定感受得到。

沁芝想知道吗?我们给这位,从沁芝出世以后,一直给沁芝打针、看病、长得很像土地公公的医生叔叔说了什么?

“Dr Ngiam

Just as you gave our dearest qinzhi vaccines and nursed her to health when she is down with flu, you taught us to better ourselves as parents and as individuals. We are truly priviledged and grateful to have you with us on this journey. Thank you and happy day everyday.”

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the content speaks for itself

: ) 

koh san chin:

hello! i saw your piece on maldives. nice!

刘汶综:你的马尔代夫那篇写得很好,比你老板还好!很用心!我看了很impressed!加油!

汶综是出过书的作家哦!天啊!

dear qinzhi, what a boost of energy i received.

当一切变得复杂,走,去海中央 ●喜欢——马尔代夫

版头: 早报周刊 Smart 游天下
作者: 陈彬雁
出版物: 联合早报 22/08/2010
页: 16,17
字数: 2759

  最近老心里想着自己小时候快乐的笑容哪里去了?
  有种弄丢的感觉。
  于是,去了马尔代夫小岛哈达哈阿(Hadahaa),想把弄丢的自己找回来。

文/陈彬雁
照片/ Alila Hotels & Resorts

  法国小说家马塞尔说:”探索要发现的不是新的风景,而在于找到新的视角。”
  最近看着孩子开怀的笑,心里想着自己小时候快乐的笑容哪里去了?有种弄丢的感觉,于是,去了马尔代夫小岛哈达哈阿(Hadahaa),想把弄丢的自己找回来。
  喜欢哈达哈阿,因为它够远。
  马尔代夫首都马累(Male)距离新加坡3383公里,哈达哈阿则在马累以南405公里,它由世界最大最深的自然环礁Gaafu Alifu(North Huvadhoo)怀抱在内。  
  喜欢哈达哈阿,因为这里水比地多;喜欢到哈达哈阿的过程,因为它包含一种追逐,一种被距离放大、拉伸、加深的向往。
  但哈达哈阿东西宽不过420米,南北大约300米,徒步绕岛一周,不过15分钟。跨过一大片的海洋,用一双脚绕着这个小小岛,这样的拥有让人感觉无比奇妙。
  还喜欢哈达哈阿的偏僻,据说,最靠近的居住岛屿还在十公里之外。

之一●宁静的声音真好听

  一直听说,由约1200个小岛组成的马尔代夫,面对沉没的命运。来到这里,那些喧嚷全然无迹可寻。
  只看到无边的天成了太阳任意挥洒的画册,辽阔的印度洋蓝绿相互消融,最纯净的水域里,色彩斑斓的珊瑚礁和鱼儿找到家。
  听着海水被风吹,看着天的脸色变幻——淡蓝、粉嫩,还有荧光蓝,大自然的慢动作像是一把手,悄悄打开心里那道门。
  才知道有门。
  听说,哈达哈阿所处的处女环礁是世界最棒的浮潜地点。距离新加坡这么远的这个小岛,却和狮城有着紧密的关系,这个岛屿是总部设在新加坡的Alila Hotels & Resorts的最新成员之一,它的设计出自本地SCDA建筑事物所设计总监兼创办人曾仕乾之手。
  小小的岛上只有50间客房,低密度的建筑物和设施确保大部分空间能用作生物保护用途。在马尔代夫,自己造水的度假村,还是史无前例。
  小岛以创意克服严峻的环保要求,成为马尔代夫首个根据国际机构”绿色地球”(Green Globe,现称Earth Check)标准建造的度假村。那天在海里漂,讶异渺小的人类在浩瀚无边的大自然,居然能造就如此巨大的改变。
  从小到大,经常听说着环保的重要性,却不曾被感动。教育里没有让人感觉到环保的必要、迫切性,来到这里却是不知不觉地对大地感到疼惜,想保护它的想法、动力很动人。即便知道个人力量微薄。
  是难得一见的净度、纯度吧?让人惊叹之外,对着自己问:能怎么做、做什么,才能让这样的美好,得以延续?
  听说:珊瑚每一年才长一公分。
  
之二●日落

  放着自己被浪冲,眼睛追寻着往大海游去的小鱼。它们努力一阵好不容易到外了,却被来袭的大浪冲回岸上。
  但鱼儿不当一回事,坚持往外。那么小的鱼,怎么挑起海洋的巨浪?
  眼前日快要落下,珍珠母色泽的天泛着澄光。看日落,也是发人深省的体验——日出而作,日落而息,看到日落,知道是时候call it a day。不管手上的是什么,不管它多迷人、恼人,日落了,就是放下的时候,把自己还给自己的时候。
  长时间住城市的我们,静心赏析日落的机会好少……可是,太阳要下去哪里啊?问出口才恍然,太阳根本没动啊,是地球在转。日没落,从来没有,那只是凡如我们,仅从这个角度看的事。
  从沙滩爬起,想起那鱼。认识到go with the flow的意思。
  面对许多的未知,纵然害怕,还是要努力学习灵活,抱着最乐观的心,允许自己跟着生活的浪潮,相信它会把自己带到最适合的地方。

之三●呼吸一切的陌生

  生活很奇妙,你要往前,有时还必须先倒退两步。倒退到些许的陌生当中,呼吸不一样的空气,便会发现,忙碌中当成是理所当然的人和事,会不寻常起来。
  德国著名犹太哲学家、神学家马丁·布伯(Martin Buber)说:”所有旅程其实包含着一个秘密的目的地,是旅人自己也不知晓的。”
  到哈达哈阿,以为只是阳光、海水、沙滩。但原来度假村制造了不少进一步认识这个忘忧岛的机会。
  距离哈达哈阿在15分钟之外的Dhandhoo,岛上2000岛民的家不时开放,接待度假村的客人。这种几乎是不被计划的探访,保存旅游体验的纯度和真实度。又如Gaddhoo岛以优秀的手工编织艺术著称,据说自1883年,岛民便开始用干草从事编织,马尔代夫织编Thuddukunaa的特征是采用黑、褐、黄三色,促成明快的开心组合。至今,岛民仍以此传统手法编织。
  充满想象力的马尔代夫饮食文化深受阿拉伯、斯里兰卡、印度的文化影响,从马尔代夫美食探索马尔代夫风土民情未尝不可。夕阳时跟着渔夫乘坐多尼船出海捕鱼,然后回到岛上的马尔代夫风味餐厅Battuta上烹饪课,要不,可走入马尔代夫人的厨房,跟着主人家烹饪,然后再和主人用餐、交流。
  度假村为了回馈岛民对客人的款待,特别订制分享计划,鼓励客人回馈当地民众,通过捐款资助Alila推展社区发展计划。
  来到这个陌生的地方,仿佛是为了探索新的地域,其实旅程期间,更多的探索发生在自己身上。

之四●温柔

  享受日光浴,Bell’s Bar一名侍应生殷勤端来冷水和毛巾,说:”祝你有愉快的一天。”
  第二天,他依旧端着冷水冷毛巾,却开口问:”怎么办?怎能让水继续冷?”他面有难色,放下冷水瓶子,想方设法让已在冒汗的水瓶躲着太阳,找到好位置后满意说:”祝你有愉快的一天。等下你先生回来有冷水喝啰!”
  原只想继续看书,经他这么一说,忍不住想认识一下,问他的名,他说是Ash。什么意思啊?他别扭说,不晓得,让我后悔极,急忙转调,我说我叫Yan。
  他笑说:Japanese yen?
  哈哈哈。
  生活,本来就该轻松,可以这么轻松,也让别人轻松。我应该学的。我说我的名字的意思是”大鸟”,他双眼泛光说,”大鸟?可以飞啊!”
  然后站着搜索脑袋,半晌:”我希望你能飞得高。我想,假如你做的是喜欢的东西,那感觉必定像是在高飞。”
  不知隔了多久,Ash大概是怕水不冷,倒回来再给我端上冰冷解药,看着我大口咽下,好奇我怎么不去游泳?我说游得不好。
  他说:”不怕。我们会救你。你的先生泳术那么好,又潜水又划独木舟,他不会让你下去的。”
  就在烈日下的几口冰冷之中,我再次思考了有关相信这件事。更重要的是,抱着温柔想法的人,应该不会害怕。

之五●想念

  重读”Tuesdays With Morries”,想起母亲。想着这几年的经历,假如有她在身边,可能不会那么辛苦。
  母亲的存在也许不会改变经历,但她的存在已是最好的安慰。她的存在让孩子知道背后有人支撑,可以不用担心跌倒、失败,让孩子有信心往前去。
  想到这里,突然明白孩子每天看着妈咪放工回来,冲上前要抱抱一样。那是一种很基本的需要。以前以为,在她身边,一定要能帮她完成、处理生活大小事,比如给她洗澡、喂得饱饱的,但原来不是这样,只要和她在一块,那已是比给她洗澡、煮粥更棒的事了。

之六●人生是什么?

  面对海里闪闪发光的钻石,我问自己人生是什么?走在沙滩上的我有了答案。
  走的时候,脚印是深刻的,但再深刻还是被上岸的浪冲走。人生就是这样。尽管会被冲走,还是要真心真意走过每一步。
  还有,人生应该是快乐的。
  
  Alila。梵语,意即惊喜。

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18 months

Dear Qinzhi

18months was a month full of surprises, for both qinzhi, daddy n mummy n all at ah hui yiyi’s home

it was a month where u cried n laughed n learned n grew

it was here u opened ur mouth like a big O n said wa…….as inspired by a song in an apps in ipod touch

mummy n daddy brought u to the botanic gardens again n u would sit on the bench n waved hello to passer bys , each time lighting up all our faces

it was when u knew how to用一双小手帮我们摧背 n u learned to walk like an adult with both hands behind

it was also here that i learned to share your excitement and discovery, wowing with u as u peered into this little corner of the room every nite

n u were really generous with your hugs n kisses, it was a vital dose of pure energy each time u did it

n u always pointed to mummy’s clothes behind the door. u knew my bra and would rush to get popo to carry u to soak my clothes each nite after i changed out of pyjamas

it was the time when u learned to feed yourself with a spoon n u were generous with sharing wat u had, all of us around u would get water u drink

n u  were so good at blowing bubbles, they came out round and full, with the magical colours, never failing to inspire

it was the first time ah tin yiyi tied your hair n after that when u heard “tie hair”, u would put both hands at the back of your head,trying to grasp for hair

and u appreciated books alot, you could hold them the right side up and would listen as u drink milk milk, u could point out almost all the little things in the book….robot, orange, lemon, yoyo, t shirt, watch, arrow, candy, milk, pig,dragon …….never failing to amaze

we took u to a child gym for the first time n u loved it, u were active enough to venture into a class

so brave

n u could hold the milk bottle urself, making mummy so proud!

n we visited mummy’s fren at duxton, qinzhi tried the straw and learned about sucking water

n u were really gd at listening to us, when daddy ask u to lean against the cupboard for photos, u juz did

when u shat, popo would always hug u fr behind, giving u the extra push whenever needed

n u would ask us all to cover nose nose, as u did

would u still remember popo bathed u?

it was fr day one

do u still remember how it feels like to b bathed by her? to sit on her lap? to b carried in her arms?

n after bathing, popo would chase after u to dry your ears

normally 公公would b here, n la leng or caress your stomach, n u would snatch his specs or look for money in his pocket

n it was a time where u bonded with ah boon jiujiu

on national day, he would carry u out to the corridor, n play with the flags

it was also here that u showed u loved the see saw n popo n yiyi would always allow u their legs, no matter how tired

i always loved your poses

u found your favorite spot on the bed, every nite, u would b here after u put on pampers, then u would flash the mega watt smile as ah hui yiyi called u, 叶小姐、格格、princess

dear qinzhi, may u b well n happy every moment, just like now