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Week 37 – Compassion For The Refugees – The Desire To Live

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Those leaves in the crack revealed they had struggled to grow through the crack to reach surface to survive.
They thought once they reached the surface they could have a better life.
One who liked them, walked pass with a smile, and one who didn’t “see” them, step on them, ended their hopes and lives.
This photo was taken one night on a street when I was heading home after dinner. At the moment I photographed this photo, I thought of recently refugee crisis in Mediterranean.
People are dying and suffering, their homeland has became war field and they are fleeing continuously from war and conflict to European country. They struggle across the ocean on overcrowded boats seeking for shelter. Some survived, but some buried in the ocean.
I believe that every living beings have the desire to be happy and to overcome suffering. And this desire should be equal.
I believe that this is the hard time for the refugees, but also the time to test one’s compassion.
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Week 33 – A Thought To Ponder “A Mind At Peace”

Wayne Dyer said, “A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.”


Week 8 – Getting So Behind…

I’m sorry that I’m getting so behind on my blog! This year it’s been so hard to keep up. I guess I’m doing many things at the same time that it is so hard to keep posting every week.

Now, what should I do? … Maybe I should start with telling you guys of what has happenned recently in my little world. 😀

My coworker is owning two babies turtles in the office. Both of them have yellow points on their heads. They are semi-aquatic turtles, so they need an habitat setup with both separate land and water areas to mimic their natural environment. But I think it is still not enough space for them … they need more space and sunlight… But if I were him, I would rather not owning them, I prefer letting them free in real natural environment.

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On February, I had been to Singapore (again). I mainly visited temples and churches on that trip. I’ve found that there are still so many places in Singapore that I haven’t visited yet. I never get bored visiting Singapore again and again. 😀

On April, uncle stayed at my house for a month. After that, I’ve spent almost all the weekends doing some little work for my house renovation. Until recently I have a little time posting. ^0^


Week 28 – Practicing Detachment

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I bought an Orion StarMax 102mm EQ telescope three years ago. I wanted it to be my first tool to learn astrophotography. I wished I could use it to take photos of the clusters and stars. Unfortunately, I wasted about almost three years using it only to take photos of the moon, as the moon was always the brightest thing that I could see in the night sky. It was not because of the quality of the telescope that limited the object to be captured on film, I think it was because of the excessive light pollution in the area that I live, which obstructed the telescope to see others amazing things in the universe.

After a year, a coworker of mine asked me to lend him the telescope to take picture of the moon. That moment, I felt so attached to my new toy, not willing to share it with anybody. He asked me the same question a lot of time, but I made my excuses every time he asked me the same thing.

Two years passed, I learned to detach from things that I own. A same coworker came to see me and asked me again. This time, without hesitation, I did what it should be had done two years ago. I lent my telescope to him and told him he can keep it as long as he wants.

Learn not cling to things is not easy. I’ve took about two years to stay detached from a thing that I liked it so much. So, what will happen when it comes to face challenges of letting go emotions, places and people, in the life journey ahead? All these things are inevitable. If today I can’t even let a thing go, how I could possibly in the future let go of other things like, feelings, places, people that I love and even myself. This is only my first lesson to practice detachment. I believe that the lessons ahead will be more challenging.

Have a nice weekend, everyone! 😀


Week 26 – Donate Books

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DONATE MY BOOKS TO THE LIBRARY ARE BETTER THAN TO LEAVE THEM ON MY OWN BOOKSHELF

I’m arranging my bookshelf looking for some useful or inspiring and not too old books which can be donated to the Central Library. The library has its own instruction. Books with publish date more than a decade or books with are not accepted. I have to choose my books carefully, trying my best to match my donations to what the library asks for.

After a month, the library will send letter to books donors informing them which books are accepted. Then, people can choose to go collecting back the books that are not accepted or choose to remain in the library letting the library to sell those books for charity. 😀


Week 21 – Please Help Find Nichole – Reblog Post

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I have no clue how to reblog/repost stuff, but dang if that’s gonna get in my way! You can go to http://guapola.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/please-help-find-nichole/ if you’re intelligent enough to do a reblog. Me, I’ll stick with good old copy/paste. Good luck!

Please Help Find Nichole

I’ve never said this to any of you, but PLEASE REBLOG THIS! We need as many people as possible to see it, even if you live overseas – PLEASE REBLOG or REPOST!

This past Sunday night, a local teenage girl went missing and no one has seen or heard from her since.

MISSING: Nichole Kristine Cable

15-year-old Nichole Kristine Cable of Glenburn, Maine was last heard from Sunday night at around 9:20pm. Her parents have reported that she had received messages on Facebook from an unknown male and had plans to meet up with him. From what I’ve gathered, he posed as one of her Facebook friends to get her to accept…

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Week 19 – Follow Your Heart

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I’m hoping to wake up from a cloudy nightmare.

Recently, life has put me a lot of things to do, a lot of things to worry about and a lot of things to think about. All of these things have stolen my smile. I don’t want to live this way, and I think I need to stop and start to restore my life again right now.

Until few days ago, light has shed on my life after reading a post from a nice and great blogger. She told us that she has to do other thing and to end the blogging life. I was so sad after reading her post, but at the same time, when I was commenting on her post, I realized that that was what life is. We always have to move on to do other things and leave the old things behind us.

Suddenly, I felt that it was unnecessary for me to feel so overwhelmed by recent life’s challenges.

Sometimes, we need to let go of what has happened and to move on. And sometimes, we just need to let go of the thought of what might or not to happen and follow our heart to do whatever things we miss and enjoy to do in order to restore our life again.

Although in this passing month, life has just made me see nothing but only troubles, but now, I think I am stepping out from the cloud and restore my life again. 😀

Thank you for reading this post and for yours company. I feel uplifted again!