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Monday, December 31, 2012

Namas Amitabha: 佛, 阿弥陀, 南无, 南无阿弥陀佛

Meaning of Namas (Namo) Amitabha (Amituofo):

Namas Amitabha means
Homage to the Amitabha Buddha.

“Amitabha” means

boundless light and infinite life,







南无”,是梵文Namas (Namo) 的音译。

南无阿弥陀佛 Namas Amitabha ,就是

敬崇皈从那"无边无量" "智光福寿" "觉悟了的圣人"。

Source of reference:

Namo Amitabha accessed on 27 Dec 2012.

“南无阿弥陀佛”是什么意思?, accessed on 27 Dec 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Meals ready: a 10-minute film from India

A touching 10-minute film from India: MEALS READY

印度一部十分鐘的感人電影:   供應餐點  

a Good work without any dialogue u convinced the whole matter .......

Friday, December 28, 2012

iPad 奏古筝

兩台IPAD彈出一首歌 !

重點是 彈的人 真的不錯耶 !

iPad奏古筝,乔布斯也应倍感安慰了 !

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Engagement ring are worn on the fourth finger ...

Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the 'vein of love,' that runs straight to the heart.

The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.

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Source of info: access on 27 Dec 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Go out and get busy

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.

Action breeds confidence and courage.

If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.

Go out and get busy.

 ---  Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

I like Dale Carnegie's works and his quote here is true to my heart!

When I am in doubt and are fearful of something, I just sit still and do nothing

When we act on something, we breed confidence and gain courage!

So, sometime, "just do it" is the way to make a positive turn in life!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

All material things are made of dust

Just as material things are made of dust, too are our perceptions and thoughts mere dust.

Just as it takes only a moment to wipe the dust from the surface of a mirror,

so it takes only a moment to become enlightened,

the moment all defiled intentions are cleared from our consciousness,

we will see ourselves in the mirror of perfect truth.

---  Master Hsing Yun,
 "Describing the Indescribable"

Learning how to do things

I am always doing that which I cannot do,

in order that I may learn how to do it.

--- Pablo Picasso

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Christmas Memories

Dad was a staff in Singapore Polytechnic, and all of us kids were invited to a Christmas Eve Party every year.

During my childhood (before I entered secondary school), I like and look forward to Christmas every year. It was a day filled with fun and joy. That was also the only day I can enjoy many cartoons in one run and eat many types of candies, cakes and chocolates at the full day Christmas party organised by the Staff Welfare Club or Association.

Singapore Polytechnic was the only polytechnic I knew when I was in primary school, and we could only follow our Dad there on Christmas Eve. The whole family went together, and enjoyed good food and entertaining programmes all day long. In addition, we were given colourful balloons and wonderful presents to bring home.

The highlight of the day was the present-giving time. Santa Claus in white and red, wearing a warm smile, gave us presents one by one. We lined up and were very obedient in this present-giving parade. Unfortunately, we were not rich enough to own a camera. I do not remember having any personal photos taken on Christmas Eve with Santa Claus at the Poly. Yet the Christmas pictures in my memory are so clear that it could have happened yesterday!

Santa Claus is always a round-faced Westerner with a white beard! I have never seen one Chinese Santa Claus when I was a kid, and it matches what is found in the story book illustration pages. So, I believed Santa Claus is from the West, and it is only white Westerners who are qualified to dress and act like one. I will see this group of Santa Claus as the real ones. The Chinese ones I see in  the later part of my life, cannot be the real one in my mind! I am not kidding, I mean it!

That is perhaps the result of colonisation, or just the fact that the Staff Recreation Club at Singapore Polytechnic make it a point to have the role of Santa Claus acted by overseas senior or teacher staff. 

Many of us take it for granted that a Westerner will be chosen to play Santa Claus. I as a kid, just take what I see as real and undeniable!

Flees forward in the midst of new things

"A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things."

--- Jacques Maritain