2013’s best quotes on Facebook

Facebook has been such a part of my life, sometimes, so much wisdom is in there, well, at least on my own page.

Looking back at 2013, brought me so much joy, especially so because of the lovely moments i snapped of precious dearies haohao n qinzhi.

May 2013 bring us fresh energies, inspirations, perspectives. May we create new pathways n better ourselves, n there, make good 2013 . Happi new year !
Me: Can i …… after ……..?
qinzhi daddy: Up to u.
lovely Music to my ears.
外面找不到的味道。(a bowl of noodles by ah hui)
快乐要比成功来得重要。—-创始芒果冰Ice Monster罗骏桦
Mister Ye is a good 8 days late. But yesterday he was good to me. And he will be my constant reminder to not fall back on habits, but rather, to always attempt a new pathway. Presenting an epidural free baby n a somewhat new me.
Likes!!! (daddy feeding haohao)
One ST headline today: “Enough land for 700000 more homes.”
The planners don’t realize , what we need is space.
The babe feeding the baby
The best lessons don’t come in words nor do they come in books. They appear just before us, in seemingly unimportant moments that just pass u by. This lady who hasn’t had any education n slogged hard for her life taught me most about love n devotion. It is not thank u but : I m so grateful we had the chance to meet in this lifetime. (gorgor patting haohao )
When we become parents, we become better children.
怀皓/沁芝
same same but different (1 month old)
A year, after all, is just a collection of months. A month is a collection of days. A day is a collection of hours. An hour is a collection of minutes. So how we are going to spend our year depends on how we live each moment, each breath, each heartbeat. So I want you to take care of each moment, each breath, each heartbeat. Take care of the present moment. If you want to make this year a positive one, use each moment well. If you want to change, you have to transform this present moment. Then the change will take place properly, as we learn to live each moment properly.---Tsokyni Rinpoche
孩子上小学前的唯一任务:快乐成长。
你长得漂亮,那是你父母的本事;但如果你活得漂亮,那是你自己的本事。—-陶晶莹
My space is small. My life, big.
Better to know a few things which are good and necessary than many things which are useless and mediocre.—–Leo Tolstoy
It is so easy to forget How precious each n every one of us can be
(www.nucleusinc.com)
And so, Its been 2 months (haohao at 2 months)
same same but different@ 2 months
“You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi
We should make ourselves stop trying to explain our own difficulties. Our first impulse is to try to account for them, figure out why what has happened did happen. Sometimes such an effort is beneficial: more often it is distinctly harmful. It leads to introspection, self-pity, and vain regret; and almost invariably it creates within us a dangerous mood of confusion and despair. Many of life’s hard situations cannot be explained. They can only be endured, mastered, ad gradually forgotten. Once we learn this truth, once we resolve to use all our energies managing life rather than trying to explain life, we take the first and most obvious step toward significant accomplishment.—-James Gordon Gilkey
收比放难。比起下重力,轻,才是学问。
我笑你的笑,哭你的哭,睡你睡的觉。(haohao asleep in my arms)
The Double rainbow brought much joy. Simple Pure joy.(pix of a double rainbow outside my kitchen window)
Dad trying to make a purchase at the cashier…
Qinzhi: daddy, I want to wee wee
Dad: can u wait a while?
Qinzhi : I can wait but my wee wee cannot!
先追求放下。再追求没有放下的概念。
今天的功课:慢。起来
Just believe u can do it.
周末,寻找身边的感动
妳比妳想像的還美麗 (Dove commercial)
qinzhi/huaihao: same same but different @ 3 mths
April 27
Rainbow after the rain 
After all those terrorizing acts, he is an angel again! (haohao asleep in my arms)
Yes, children do bring with them lots of joy n happiness, but equally, they give mothers lots of sleepless nights, fear n worry filled days. On Mother’s Day, I sincerely pray that all mothers be free of that. As well, all children be well n happy.
Flying off (qinzhi n daddy flying a kite at Marina Barrage)
sun in her cheeks (pretty qinzhi with rosy cheeks )
Broken toys can be fixed overnight, but harsh words (especially tone of voice) break a child’s heart quicker than it can be mended.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~ Dalai Lama
same same but different @ 4 months
Eat. Sleep n live like a baby. (haohao asleep in my arms)
欣赏一首诗,卫塞节充实!一棵开花的树诗●席慕蓉 图●小邝Ace Khong如何让你遇见我
在我最美丽的时刻 为这
我已在佛前 求了五百年
求佛让我们结一段尘缘佛于是把我化做一棵树
长在你必经的路旁
阳光下慎重地开满了花
朵朵都是我前世的盼望当你走近 请你细听
那颤抖的叶是我等待的热情
而当你终于无视地走过
在你身后落了一地的
朋友啊 那不是花瓣
是我凋零的心●原诗根据尔雅出版社2000年版《席慕蓉世纪诗选》

: ) (haohao kisses qinzhi)
我們的快樂有限 ─────
不要為沒有意義的事而煩惱。我們的生命有限 ─────
不要追求沒有意義的事而活!
能認識自己、清楚自己進而願意開始轉變自己我們就已走在覺悟幸福的道路上
幸福,由心不由境。
—– karmapa
This paragraph from DailyOM hit a note in my heart.“Yet the truth is that it is up to each one of us to decide what that destiny will be.While manifesting your destiny starts with knowing what you want and believing you can attain your goals, there are then the actions that must be taken and the decisions to be made before your destiny can truly happen.When you take responsibility for fulfilling your destiny and begin acting with the intention of doing so, you not only take fate into your own hands, but also you become the hands of your own fate.Doorways inevitably open for you to step through, and every choice you make can be a creative act toward realizing your goals and dreams.You begin to follow your instincts and intuition, recognize opportunities when they are presented to you, and seize those golden moments. You also begin to recognize the decisions that may not serve this greater picture and can more easily push them aside.”
Now I know what it feels like to be poor in the pocket but rich at heart.
Left right nostril breathing, I miss my yoga!
Sleep baby sleep !(haohao asleep in his pink chair)
Read baby Read! (reading The Apple to haohao )
Finally asleep After a good deal of “playing” since 230am! (haohao asleep in his pink chair,  finger to his mouth)
Crawl baby Crawl (haohao crawling on my bed)
If you think that happiness means total peace, you will never be happy. Peace comes from the acceptance of the part of you that can never be at peace. It will always be in conflict. If you accept that, everything gets a lot better.—–Joss Whedon
Embracing our Inner Contradictions
多年以前有一位朋友到楚布寺去覲見剛剛坐床的大寶法王。
突然問了小法王一句:『我可以抱你嗎?』只有七歲的小法王靜靜地回答:【 你可以抱住天空嗎? 】
What can b so yummy? (haohao sucking his lips)
it is vague yet not. Huaihao so v sound asleep on my left shoulder , my head tilted leftwards tucking him in, snug n tight. Then i hear a voice telling me, how beautiful! And i think i caught hold of something eternal in those fleeting moments.
S is for… …(the day my 6 month long sabbatical bagan)
June 11
Don’t let your past be controlled by 3 things, your past, people, money.
The main Bible passage for sabbatical concepts is Genesis 2:2-3, in which God rested (literally, “ceased” from his labour) after creating the universe, and it is applied to people (Jew and Gentile, slave and free) and even to beasts of burden in one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:8-11, reaffirmed in Deuteronomy 5:12-15).
June 14
Be careful with your words, once they are spoken, they can only be forgiven not forgotten.
Do you have the time to listen to yourself, your suffering, your difficulties, and your deepest desire? 
Being present n open to the now
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The real point of meditation is to rest in bare awareness whether anything occurs or not. Whatever comes up for you, just be open and present to it, and let it go. And if nothing occurs, or if thoughts and so on vanish before you can notice them, just rest in that natural clarity.
“The Joy of Living”
From The Book:The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari• There is a bright side to the darkest circumstance – if you have the courage to look for it.• There are no mistakes in life, only lessons.• Start to condition your mind to translate every event into a positive, empowering one; you will banish worry forever. You will stop being a prisoner of your past. You will become the architect of your future.• From tonight onwards, forget about the past. Dare to dream that you are more than the sum of your current circumstances. Expect the best.
• All lasting inner change requires time and effort. Persistence is the mother of personal change.• Either I control my mind or it controls me.• Never forget that there is power in silence and stillness.• A strong, disciplined mind, which anyone can cultivate through daily practice can achieve miracles. If you want to live to its fullest-care for your thoughts.
June 17
You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully.
June 18
帮不到的,我们学会祝福。
回不去的,我们学会接受。
得不到的,我们学会知足。
放不下的,我们学会看透。
The woman is the reflection of her man
June 23
When i saw you, i fell in love, and you smiled, because you knew.—William Shakespeare
June 25
I m proud of my heart, its been played, stabbed, cheated,burned and broken, but somehow, still works.
If, in 10 years, you were to look back at your actions of today, what would you change? Always be asking yourself in terms of your goals and how you want to live. 
To become optimistic, practice being optimistic. Be become brave, practice daily bravery. To become patient, practice patience etc
If u met u, will u like u?
I don’t think I can quit this (ah hue’s home cooked noodle that i had since young)
all time favourite! (ah hui’s home cooked tao kee dessert )
Be with someone who won’t stay mad at you, who can not stand not talking to you, and who’s afraid of losing you.
沁芝/怀皓:same same but different @ 5 months
借假修真。
June 29
Forgive them, even if they are not sorry.
When we come back again, n again, n again to something frustrating, it is really because we have not learnt THAT lesson. We ought to.
There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.
“Be in love with your love. Every minute of it” Jack Kerouac
I think at that moment in my life, I found a peculiar path: To continually discard a lot of the things that I knew how to do in favor of finding out what I didn’t. —- Milton Glaser

July 3

2 things help success in life: the way u manage when u have nothing. the way you behave when you have everything. 
When we lose sight of a promise, we also lose that bit of ourselves.
Failures are part of life. if you don’t fail, you don’t learn, if you don’t learn, you never change.
Purity (haohao asleep in my arms)
Lets AIM accurately.
Your aim should be to be doing something you love, in a place you love with people you love.
You will learn that it is necessary to let things go, simply because they are heavy.
If you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done.
July 5
To live, is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari:Stay focussed on your life work and on giving selfless service to others. The Universe will take care of everything else. This is one of nature’s truest laws. Never regret what has happened in the past. There is no chaos in this Universe. There is a purpose for everything that has ever happened to you, and everything that will happen to you. every experience offfers lesson. So stop majoring in minor things. Enjoy your life.
The meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away.——– Pablo Picasso
Not disturbed by blocked nose n phlegmy cough (haohao with a pink hanky wrapping his head, lying on his pink chair, smiling)
Burnt o.u.t
Thanks for bringing the world to me. And myself closer to me. And so, now, it’s time to let u go. My Alain Mikli. (my broken pair of glasses)
This clip touched me somewhat—-I guess.. It’s that sense of freedom u arrive at, doing what you love, where u love it.
All these flavors I grew up with r not only comforting for the tummy. They r oh so good for the soul as well! (ngoh hiang, giam cai ark, lor bak)
Teaching of the day by the paediatrician:”let go of all the preconceptions about good, bad, normal.”
沁芝/怀皓same same but different @ 6 months
我每天的功课:把他们喂饱,让他们睡好,再来是拉得好。
July 24
心简单。世界就简单。幸福才会生长。
心自由。生活就自由。到哪里都快乐。
1 n 28 for Ye Qinzhi
自然点。想做什么就.做.什么
他唱出很多生命需要的东西!
Happiness does not depend on what you have who you are but what you think .——-Lama Tenpa
July 28
Courage is being yourself everyday in a world that tells you to be someone else.
听这把声音,想起以前黄舒骏对我说:"青春,是你失去之后才知道它、拥有他的东西。"
More and more, memories become locked in flavors. And so this rare find here, unlocked a certain precious Paris i kept somewhere. (Alain Millat Pear summer nectar)
July 30
i think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple, find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy, n you r set. Promise.
yoga-ing (haohao in yoga position.)
More yoga: happy baby pose
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Potato soup sans cream/milk. Baked carrot fries.
It is amazing how the most seemingly-unimportant details in life, show up afterwards. We had better take care of the littlest of all things.
Happiness is waiting 4 mins for one piping hot peanut pancake, prepared by a certain hawker uncle , who has been revising the trade for 26 years. (peanut pancake)
Happiness is painting a lollipop for the child in me on a hot afternoon.
“when you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” Paulo Coelho
Home made veggie cleaner
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 cup cold tap water .
Mix, shake well, and apply to your produce. Rinse with tap water before cooking or serving.
Believe
You must believe that your past is not your future. You are not stuck or defined by tradition and you don’t have to listen to what others tell you to do. Focus on the bright things, the ones that bring a smile to your face. Find that passion and focus.
【讀書收穫有兩種】
一是通過讀書知道了自己原來不知道而且也沒有的東西,這樣收穫到的東西叫知識。
二是通過讀書知道了自己原來已經有但沒有意識到的東西,
這些東西是自己感悟到的,但好像一直沉睡著,現在被喚醒了,啟動了,並且因此獲得了生長、開花、結果的機會。
稱之為智慧。
The only person you are destined to become, is the person you decide to be. ___Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life happens to us when we happen to life in the Now.
当你有了足够的内涵和物质作为后盾…
世上沒有一份工作不辛苦,沒有一處人事不複雜。
即使你再排斥現在的不愉快,光陰也不會過得慢點。
所以,用點心吧!不要隨意發脾氣,誰都不欠你的。
要學會低調,取捨間必有得失,不用太計較。
要學著踏實而務實,越簡單越快樂。
當一個人有了足夠的內涵和物質做後盾,人生就會變得氣勢十足。—李嘉诚
To kick start the day (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change, Dr Wayne Dyer
Happiness is hearing that the daddy has a day off tomorrow and we can pop by qinzhi’s school to catch her sing “Singapura” on stage.
how clever BA.
it isn’t what happens in your life that matters most, it i what your heart does with it, and what together they learn from it.
You can Open your can of happiness. And Then YOU scoop out the sweeeeet nectar of life…(Mikuni’s dessert in a bottle.)
眼界注定心的格局,格局框定人生命运。
眼界有多寬,心就會有多寬。
井底之蛙,只能看到井口那麼大的天空,自然無法體會小鳥口渴的滋味。
一個人,不一定要有多少知識,但一定要有見識。
見得多,看得遠,想得開,所以能體諒,能釋放。當煩惱來臨時,看一看蒼穹泛土。
少見多怪者,常是煩惱的製造者。
眼界註定心的格局,格局框定人生命運。
Have the courage to follow your heart n intuition.They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
為了自己想過的生活,勇於放棄一些東西。
這個世界沒有公正之處,你也永遠得不到兩全之計。
若要自由,就得犧牲安全。若要閒散,就不能獲得別人評價中的成就。
若要愉悅,就無需計較身邊人給予的態度。
若要前行,就得離開你現在停留的地方。—-李嘉诚
I was a bully who pushed and pressured and hurried a small child who simply wanted to enjoy life.
allow the child in each of us to set the pace. allow our children to set the pace. not US.
Don’t let a bad moment, bad incident or a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life. 
Talking, time, and faith build strong relationships.
A bridge of death that became the bridge of life.
Yoga-ing: Perfect cat n cow pose! (haohao on his fours)
Paris on my own (41 photos)
One most important journey, in my life. — in Paris, France.
Happiness is a baguette
Life is about getting the basics right.  (lemon in warm water in the morning)
August 18
其实痛苦每个人都有,只是有的人用放大镜看,有的人用望远镜看
August 20
Got questions? Silence your mind and consult your heart. Its your direct line to the God within you.
Happiness is a bottle of Alain Milliat nectar. (Merlot Red Grape Juice)
You were not the same people when you got married… U re-choose each other every day
从什么时候开始,你变成了我的偶像。(haohao asleep on the sofa)
沁芝/怀皓:same same but different @ 7 months
如何在每天的动荡之中保持平稳的心,照顾好自己,实在是一门艺术。
My puppy (qinzhi drinking water on the bridge to one fullerton)
Happiness is listening to QinZhi go :”mommy, today Lucas hold my hand n I m happy, he is a good boy.”
O, happiness!
You got to trust me enough to respect every word I say. AND Yes, I do mean, e-v-e-r-y word.

You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.

When we feel overcome by a situation, although it may be true that the situation is there all around us, we can still mentally lift ourselves above it, and take a second look from that new perspective. For example, if we feel as if we are flailing in the water and drowning in a problem, we can try to imagine ourselves sitting on a mountaintop and surveying our situation in the valley below. This gives us a different way of seeing things, and can reveal new options for responding.-Karma
压力=动力
【人都是逼出來的】
每個人都是有潛能的,生於安樂,死於憂患,
所以,當面對壓力的時候,不要焦燥,也許這只是生活對你的一點小考驗,相信自己,一切都能處理好,逼急了好漢可以上梁山,
時世造英雄,窮者思變,人只有壓力才會有動力— 李嘉诚

问题是你。不是别人。
「什麼」變成無所不在
別人不是問題,你才是問題所在。不是別人在拉你,是你自己被拉走,而且不是被誰拉走的,是被你自己無意識裡的制約給拉走的。千萬不要將責任丟給別人,不然你永無自由之日,追根究底來說,到底是你的責任,為什麼需要那麼敵視人群?他們還真無辜!而你有為何要帶這種傷害在身上?除非你合作,不然別人不能對你怎樣,所以問題在於你是否合作。你可以現在就停止合作,就這麼簡單,假如你訴諸努力,你會很累,所以馬上就停止合作,當你自然而然瞭解這個道理時,這是瞬間就可以辦到的事。你知道去和人群對立是沒有意義的,不但是在打一場贏不了的仗,而且還突顯了人群的強大。這種事情發生在無數人身上,某個人想逃開女人,然後,他腦子裡揮之不去的反而是女人;有的人想擺脫性,結果,他整天所想的只有性;有人斷食、不睡覺;有人練瑜伽呼吸法…….有的沒有的一堆。愈跟「什麼」對抗的人,就會愈想到「什麼」,到最後「什麼」變成無所不在。—-KOKORONE

Me: 姨姨says u r all grown up.
Qinzhi: o, that’s good to hear. (qinzhi sitting pretty on the floor in a laduree x uniqlo tee shirt)
Happiness is really a good night of sleep . That’s all.
人长大之后才学会认同和追求基本需要,承认曾拥有、然后亲手挥霍掉的才是最重要、而且是从今以后的人生不可以没有的。包括纯真、青春、热忱、健康、安稳的睡眠。如果你(还)拥有这些,一定要好好珍惜,才不要让这些珍贵的东西成为只能怀念的过去。
看赵薇<致终将逝去的青春>有感。
Interesting read
我想很快,什么也局限不了皓皓了,每每把玩具丢到沙发一角,他总是奋力直前,毫不退缩。那是生命最原始最自然的一股力量,大人不知在哪儿遗失掉,谢谢皓皓让我看到,让我想要找回。
(haohao on sofa, reaching up to get toy)
人生最甜蜜的欢乐,都是忧伤的果子。
“人生最佳美的東西,都是從苦難中得來的。
麥子必須磨碎,才能做成麵包。
香料必須經火,才能發出濃郁的香氣。
泥土必須耕松,才能適於下種。
人生最甜蜜的歡樂,都是憂傷的果子。
我們必須親身經歷許多艱難,然後才會去安慰別人。”—李嘉诚
Changed bedsheets. Magic cleaned. Washed n ironed. Supermarketed twice. Can’t all these count towards GDP? They are totally heart n time consuming effort.
想起管道升<我侬词>
我中有你;你中有我。(balsamic vinegar in olive oil)
白鸽奉献给蓝天
星光奉献了长夜
我拿什么奉献给你,我的小孩?(haohao asleep in my arms)
巴菲特說的七段話,簡短精辟:
1 做你沒做過的事情,叫成長;做你不願意做的事情,叫改變;做你不敢做的事情,叫突破。
2 如果你向上帝求助,說明你相信上帝的能力;如果上帝沒有幫助你,說明上帝相信你的能力。
3 隨著年齡的增長,我們並不是失去了一些朋友;而是,我們懂得了,誰才是真正的朋友。
4 當有人逼迫你去突破自己,你要感恩她,她是你生命中的貴人,也許你會因此而改變和蛻變 。
5 當沒有人逼迫你,請自己逼迫自己;因為真正的改變是……自己想改變。
6 蛻變的過程是很痛苦的,但每一次的蛻變,都會有成長的驚喜。
7 巴菲特在美國一所大學舉行演講,一個學生問:「你認為什麼樣的人生才是真正的成功?」
他沒有談到財富,而是說:「其實,你們到了我這個年紀的時候,就會發現,衡量自己成功的標準就是:《有多少人在真正關心你、愛你!》」他說出了人生的一個秘密:幸福的關鍵是……我們是否活在充滿愛的環境裡。

今天皓皓教的:一步一步来。(haohao making his baby steps on the sofa,r eating out to toys)
The rain reminded me to rain on myself once in a while. To cleanse away any obsolete mindset, behavior, energies, relationships, thoughts, feelings, pathways. I m so loving the rain.
他微笑,让我重新认识微笑。 (haohao smiling)
Choosing a read (haohao choosing a book on the sofa)
Entertaining mommy (bib on haohao’s head)
“suffering breaks him open and moves him to change his ways.”—– Pico Iyer “The Value of Suffering”, NYT
宝贝,记住这样的笑。(haohao ‘s sunshine smile)
Taxi, where r u? (haohao, all wrapped up in a scarf, waiting for a taxi)
No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.
不是有没有(可能、时间、精力、看到、听到),是要不要。从来都是。
山本耀司 :「別再唸書了,好好去生活吧。」「用心,用靈魂去生活;去旅行,去經歷,去感受。不真正走出去,是不會被啟發的。走到太陽底下,去淋雨,去摸,去接觸,去聽,去跟人說話,去聞不一樣的味道,去感覺空氣的密度,去認識不一樣的人,去看不一樣的顏色,去迷路……去好好利用你的觸感去感受,這樣你才可以去創作。別再用你的腦袋去設計,也別再用你的電腦了!用腦袋,可以很容易就營造出虛假的藝術美感,但真正的創作,是要用你的手,你的心,你的靈魂,表達你所真實感受到的。作為一個設計師,你的觸感必須要非常敏銳,你的感受也必須要是真實的。你要去感受世界,才能夠感受人的存在,這樣才能夠真正去為『人』去創作。」

你越是深入生命,你就越能領悟到你生命中的不朽-一你在不斷地遠離死亡
THE BUMBLEBEEAccording to scientists, the bumblebee’s body is too heavy and its wing span too small. Aerodynamically, the bumblebee cannot fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that and it keeps flying.

When you don’t know your limitations, you go out and surprise yourself. In hindsight, you wonder if you had any limitations. The only limitations a person has are those that are self-imposed. Don’t let education put limitations on you.

他现在会走了,已经不太爱爬。完全就是好像不会爬了的样子。人就是这样。会走了便不爬了。忘记它曾经也是自己(成长)的重要部分。就像许多人,会开车了就忘了走路的美好。结婚了便忘记恋爱。
沁芝/怀皓same same but different @ 8 months
没有所谓公平不公平。从来都是相对的。
宝贝,长大了、老了、累了,也不要轻易忘记用双手探索的美丽 (haohao, playing a toy, turning it over)
早上,忙。皓皓耍脾气高叫,显然不愿再等。
我:皓皓啊,你很坏咧!
沁芝若无其事的样子:你生他的咧,为什么你说他坏?
有时候你以为你在给,但原来,你在收。
New (haohao in his new hair cut)
情到深处人孤独。
—-罗大佑《是否》
A BEAUTIFUL WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS:

A Father was reading a magazine and his little daughter every now and then distracted him. To keep her busy, he tore one page on which was printed the map of the world. He tore it into pieces and asked her to go to her room and put them together to make the map again.
He was sure she would take the whole day to get it done. But the little one came back within minutes with perfect map……When he asked how she could do it so quickly, she said, “Oh…. Dad, there is a man’s face on the other side of the paper….. I made the face perfect to get the map right.” She ran outside to play leaving the father surprised.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
There is always the other side to whatever you experience in this world. Whenever we come across a challenge or a puzzling situation, look at the other side…. You will be surprised to see an easy way to tackle the problem.


happi birthdae TPY. i wish for u courage, to bye away the old. I wish for u determination, to continue the good u have. i wish for u wisdom, to do good n b a light. i wish for u strength in life. above all, i wish u love on the road to bettering urself. happi sweeet 34, girl!
不悲不喜
世界沒有悲劇和喜劇之分,如果你能從悲劇中走出來,那就是喜劇;如果你沉緬於喜劇之中,那它就是悲劇。
小时了了
【中西教育對比】
中國:小學累、中學苦、高中拼、大學混。玩耍的年齡被逼學習,學習的年齡只想玩耍。
歐美:小學玩、中學混、高中學、大學拼。玩耍的年齡就玩耍,學習的年齡才學習。
小、中、高階段中國學生一般占優,進入大學階段,歐美學生就能迅速超越。
——太看重起點,必將失去終點。—李嘉诚
”原来最大的权力,就是放过伤害你的人。”
《好心作怪》
To improve, we must watch ourselves fail, and learn from our mistakes.
——Ericsson
sToP
怀皓/沁芝:same same but different @ 9 months
October 23
Lessons in life will be repeated till they are learned.
你可以坠落.你可以升华。
你。
努力来达到不努力;追求来达到不追求。有,到没有。的有。
The page is your mirror. What happens inside you is reflected back. You come face-to-face with your own resistance, lack of balance, self-loathing, and insatiable ego—and also with your singular vision, guts, and fortitude. No matter what you’ve achieved the day before, you begin each day at the bottom of the mountain. … Life is usually right there, though, ready to knock us over when we get too sure of ourselves. Fortunately, if we have learned the lessons that years of practice have taught us, when this happens, we endure. We fail better. We sit up, dust ourselves off, and begin again.——Dani Shapiro
当你还有选择的权利/可能时,你就是幸福的。
透过接受,美就发生了。
—–kokorone
Silence Is Delightful

It would be marvelous for each one of us if we could abandon all inner speech and abide in silent awareness of the present moment long enough to realize how delightful it is. Silence is so much more productive of wisdom and clarity than thinking. When one realizes that, silence becomes more attractive and important. The mind inclines toward it, seeks it out constantly, to the point where it engages in the thinking process only if it is really necessary, only if there is some point to it. Once we have realized that most of our thinking is really pointless, that it gets us nowhere and only gives us headaches, we gladly and easily spend much time in inner quiet.

– Ajahn Brahm
Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond

Cheeky boy! (haohao on highchair)
Blend for the cheeky boy (rice blend)
Organic Spinach, organic bananas, organic grapes, plain low fat yoghurt. Topped with Flax seeds.
Sometimes u think u r going to fall. Sometimes u feel u r going to faint, just so the next moment. It is so so so near already… But u don’t . Because the child at home stretches your limits even further. That is how we grow n become stronger . No pain no gain.
November 4
Love in such a way that the person you love feels free.—Thich Nhat Hanh
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
心的变法
心,是一切經驗的根源;
改變了心的方向,就能改變所有經驗的品質。

尊貴詠給‧明就仁波切

我们总是看轻拥有的,看重没有的。
smile baby smile!(haohao smiling, showing his bottom 2 teeth)
all the colours I need for dinner ! (potatoes, parsnips, carrots, brussels sprouts)
Ahead. Personal growth (path ahead, walking alone on my own along alexandra canal)

Green for the day: Organic baby kale. Banana. Avocado. Organic raw buckwheat honey. Topped with chia seeds and flax seeds. (green smoothie)
不是要做到100分、也不需要100分。重点是每天快乐、健康、自在。
外在的空间不难找。相比之下,内在的空间怎么开拓,才是问题。(at marina barrage, kite flying)
Impossible, is just an opinion.—-Paulo Coelho
I think with awareness, we can get out of the circles we have been encountering, once n again. (qinzhi walking in circles at a circling bench at river valley)
沁芝/怀皓same same but different@10 months
像是做了一场梦。冷冷、饱饱的。很多颜色、很多风、很多烤肉。还有,今年的第一场雪。(qinzhi , asleep . evening sun on her on the shuttle bus to incheon airport.)
一步一步,来。(haohao, walking on his own)
kissing jiejie (haohao kissing qinzhi, many days after not seeing qinzhi)
its amazing how fast little kids grow n become (qinzhi, i reloaded her pix fr fb last year)
…Before long, u would have arrived in another season.
——Ask a Midwife
December 5
The music is not in the notes, but the silence in between.—-Mozart
December 11
Unexpressed emotions will never die.They are buried alive, and will come forth later in uglier ways. —-Sigmund Freud
It was only in her absence, in a total vacuum away from her, that I was able to appreciate the depth of love I felt.
人成熟的表现之一,就是不允许自己成为别人的垃圾桶。与此同时,不随意乱丢垃圾。
沁芝/怀皓 same same but different @ 11 months
Heehee
Some people
are like clouds.

When they disappear,
it’s a brighter day.

每做一事,最好只追求一個最在乎的目標,其餘都可讓步,這樣達成目標的機會才高。
比方:做這事,最在乎是學經驗,那就別計較錢;做那事,最要緊是錢,那就別計較面子。
以此類推。若做一事,又想學經驗,又要賺得多,又要有面子,如此美事,有得等了。—李嘉诚 
人生最需要的宽度和深度,有时候在书中,有时候在画里,有时候在电影里,有时候在旅途中。我的,经常是在歌里。字里。
有時候反而要回到最初,才能看見自己始終錯過的盲點。「要學的是:學著回到自己的生命源頭去。當我們回到生命源頭,你就會發現,其實所有的東西都已經具足,只是自己忘記了。我們只是回去找回來而已。」
December 30
就在最冷
枝头绽放
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