Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Zen Thought 2: The Only Constant is Change

Dust in the Wind ~ Kansas ~ 1977
posted by papilioniger, YouTube

 I close my eyes
only for a moment
and the moment's gone

Monday, August 29, 2011

Draw one thing a week: Kopitiam Coffee Cup

Kopitiam Coffee Cup, Aug 2011

#25. Draw at least one thing a week (1/52)

Drawing No. 1. Finished at last!

Mrs. Cheah, art teacher from my old school days would have said,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Explore 2 historic sites - Sri Lanka


Temple of the Tooth, Kandy
Sri Lanka 2009

This trip was with a small tour group of 11, flying from KL Malaysia. The 5 hour Air Asia flight landed at Colombo International Airport, where our guide, Mr.Vipulla was waiting for us.

How to Age Gracefully


Autumn in Sun Yat-Sen Park, Vancouver, Canada
Oct 2010

17th Century Nun's Prayer

Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older, and will someday be old.
Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. 
Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Donate 100,000 grains of rice through freerice.com

image from freerice.com


I enjoyed playing with the quizzes on freerice.com.....learnt a lot of new words, found I wasn't as good in grammer as I thought I was, got a bit more clued up about art and the capitals of the world. Discovered some countries I didn't even know existed, and learnt some spanish words, which will be handy for the grand goal of 2012 aka the Inca Trail. 

And the best thing? For each right answer, sponsors (ie advertisers) donate 10 grains of rice to a worthy cause. Right now, it's the drought stricken region in the horn of africa. 


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Zen Thought 1: Be Self Reliant

Kelaniya Temple, Colombo, 
Sri Lanka. 2009


Believe nothing 
no matter where you read it 
or who said it, even if I've said it, 
unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense. 
~ The Buddha 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Do It Anyway

Sunset at Beaches Restaurant, Vancouver WA, USA
Oct 2010

a verse written on a wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:


People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway. 
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  
Be kind anyway. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Write a Personal Mission Statement

Pangkor Laut, Malaysia, Nov 2010

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."
 ~ Flora Whittemore