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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wu Ti

谁愿意解释为了什么,一笑已经风云过 - Ee Yean
Conflicts happen the most in a domestic life, in a family, between husband and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters and friends who live together.  - Ajahn Kalyano
Use money to add value in your life but don't allow it to become a snake to bite you in the end. - Nosh
Find a teacher, give in to him; don't let your stubbornness blocks you from learning. - Ajahn Mun

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Thing to remember today: Past bitter experience makes me who I am today.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One is enough...

Everyone hears what you say; friends listen to what you say; best friend listen to what you don't say.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TrUe FRienD

Everyone needs a true friend;
one that you can show the real ugly self.

Be responsible for your action

"People ask me about what sacrifices I've made. I always answer: I've made no sacrifices, I've made choices." Au San Suu Kyi

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happiness First...

If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.

Social conditioning may have convinced you that sacrificing your happiness to maintain a certain bank balance, to send timely payments to corporations to which you’re indebted, or to pay for someone else’s needs and expenses is the proper way to live. Perhaps your parents played a role in this conditioning as well, teaching you the importance of being responsible and holding down stable employment.

If you do these things well, then according to this conditioning, you are successful. You’re doing what’s expected of you, and no one could fault you for that. But sooner or later you’ll come to realize that successfully paying the bills and satisfying other people’s needs, while depriving yourself of a happy life you’re truly passionate about, is no success at all. In fact, it is complete and utter failure.

If you’ve found yourself in this situation, then you’ve terribly misunderstood the game of life.

While you may have been convinced that these duties are important, the truth is that they’re of no particular importance to people with high self-esteem and a positive sense of self-worth. Such people do not care how much money you make, what kind of provider you are, or how long you’ve been married to the same person. They’re much more curious about something else: how you feel about yourself and the path you’re walking.

I have many friends who earn very little money, can’t or won’t hold down stable jobs, and have constantly churning relationship lives. And yet, if they are happy with themselves, I typically find them fascinating and valuable people to have in my life.

I also have friends who’ve been blessed by tremendous financial success, with brilliant, decades-spanning careers and deeply loving, committed relationships. If they too are happy with themselves, I find them just as fascinating and rewarding to connect with.

When, however, I connect with people who are responsibly doing their duty, but who haven’t yet cultivated a life of happiness, I can’t help but notice the sallow desperation in their eyes, the numbness with which they speak, and the damned-if-I-do-damned-if-I-don’t game of self-deception they play each day. They feel trapped and lost to the point where they label feelings like depression and frustration with words like “fine” and “okay.”

If you find yourself in such a situation, there is a way out, and it begins with finally acknowledging the truth to yourself and diving into the dark places where you think it may lead. Accept your situation as it is, and most importantly, accept how you feel about it. The reality is that the darkness you fear is really nothing to fear at all. Yes, you may face some challenges, but that is how you’ll grow.
Do you love and appreciate your work? Do you love and appreciate your relationships? Do you love and appreciate your lifestyle? What is the truth?

You cannot get unstuck so long as you remain in perpetual denial. No external rescue will appear. But there is indeed a path to freedom, and it lies on the other side of denial and self-deception — on the side of truth and acceptance.

What does happiness look like? Happiness is waking up feeling optimistic and expectant about the day you get to live. Happiness makes it hard to stay in bed once you awaken. A rich day full of new experiences and creative expression awaits you. It is an exciting thing to behold. Happiness is the stillness that exists within energy and movement.

When you are happy, you can still pay your bills on time, but you’ll make better choices about what bills are worth incurring. Some of your current bills and expenses might never have been created, had you been living a happy and inspired life to begin with. When you are happy, you can still support others if you wish, but this will be done because you truly want to do it, not because you feel obligated to do so. When you are happy, you can still enjoy a stable career, but you’ll produce significantly more value in less time because happiness inspires creativity and action, and creative action is a wellspring of opportunity — a wellspring which can, if so desired, produce abundant income for you.

Rest assured, your world will not explode simply because you’ve decided to make your own happiness a real priority. More likely, the response from the universe will be akin to a sighing, What took you so long?

When I’ve made decisions that were aligned with my own happiness first, I’ve heard the occasional (sometimes frequent) outcries of those objecting to my choices, but these objections invariably came from those who weren’t happy with their own choices. My decision was a painful reminder of that, and hence I can understand, empathize with, and forgive the momentary insanity on their part — the insanity which presumes that their wallowing in unhappiness could possibly persuade me to join them under any circumstances.

But far worse than the vocal objections of others are the simulated objections that exist only within your mind — the simulated fear of disapproval.

In all honesty which is more important to you: the approval of others, or your own happiness?

If you aren’t happy, you don’t approve of yourself, and hence no one of consequence can approve of you anyway. They will recognize plain as day that your priorities have produced a dismal and wretched failure of a life. If you place approval above your own happiness, you ultimately end up with neither. You’ll be unhappy, and you cannot expect anyone to truly approve of you for that. Whatever approval you do receive will be as fake as the contentment you pretend to harbor.

The approval of others is inconsequential, but if you successfully create a happy life for yourself, you will have your own self-approval, and that is worth something. This self-approval will in turn appear to unlock the approval mechanisms of the universe itself, and it will flood your reality with plenty of validating evidence. When your happiness becomes a true priority, you’ll soon notice a conspiracy of ridiculous abundance, including happy relationships with other happy and attractive people, strong motivation to express yourself creatively, and a lifestyle that yanks you out of bed with a “Wow!”

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Just for YoU ...

I am not telling you it is going to be easy;
I am telling it is going to be worth it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

No compromise

There is no compromise on the quality of work I deliver regardless of how busy I am.  Something worth doing is worth doing well.

Focus and get things done.

Monday, October 1, 2012


年龄越大, 累积的坏习惯也会相映的多。



Tuesday, September 25, 2012


最近消化不好, 没胃口,常觉得肚子饱饱的。
以为是吃太多奶酪, 吃太辣,吃太多,或太油腻造成的。



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Self-check 17

If you do not want to learn,
No one can help you!
If you want to learn, 
No one can stop you!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Thank YOu

Cool is the shade of a tree;
Cooler than that is the shade of Parents;
And even cooler still, is the shade of Teachers. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Always uncertain

Science cannot answer all questions; maybe human just have to always live with many uncertainty.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Knowing you are thinking means you are doing reflection.
Not knowing you are thinking means you are dreaming.

Friday, August 3, 2012


... have to compare yourself with others.
How can you compare an orange with an apple???
Every one of us is unique.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's a choice

Scott: By the way, you don't have to knock every time you enter my room.
LY: Yes, I know I don't have to but I choose to do it.

I don't have to wake up very early on weekends, don't have to travel for 4 hours for my monastery visit, don't have to reply every text message, don't have to drop a major component of my research, don't have to .... yet I choose to do them. 

It's always hard to go against the grain but not when you genuinely choose to do it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thought for the Day

It can be very haunting, beautiful but in a sad way, when you're committed to only one thing but unsure whether it will grant you the result that you desire.

Yet, it's hard to give it up.

A strong mind and a gentle heart, I think, are the two things that needed for this kind of journey.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012


我们没能选择自己的出身, 却肯定能选择自己想过的生活。
今天, 年轻的Micheal 选择了披上袈裟.
我想, 也是时候我勇敢面对我的选择. 好坏都无悔.
祝福你我, 当然还有Micheal.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What a pain...

It's meant to protect me but I'm afraid I'll die of suffocation for wearing it hours.. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

When you get lemons, make lemonade!

Life may throw lemons at us sometimes. For example, what do we do when we meet unpleasant people who say things about us that we do not like to hear? Their words blemish our perceived self-story, which we had painted in our mind’s eye and convinced ourselves to be real. Immediately, our self-justifications come to the fore and our ego defends itself. We feel insulted, hurt and often lash out in anger. When the emotions pass, we are left with remnants of resentment or guilt. Where is Peace in all this? If we truly want to transform ourselves, we should cultivate patience and honesty. Lay down our ego and focus on the learning, not the feeling. In our own quiet time and space, we contemplate and reflect on the comments received. It is from the unpleasant encounters that one truly learns a valuable lesson. So when you get lemons, make lemonade!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


... is also a kind of voice another kind of music, only this morning, I realized.

Friday, June 15, 2012


我希望可以永远像现在一样常常为小事而开心, 感动, 满足。

这叫赤子之心, 对吧!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Forever, I believe ...

                                                   ... nothing real but love

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012


。。。来了, 到处都是这画面。
总让我感觉有点剪不断, 理还乱。
心烦, 更要打起十分精神 了。 加油!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Birthday Wish

Better than a hundred years lived unwisely, and indolently,
is one day spent in earnest, energetic effort. Dh vs 112

Instead of wishing myself to have a long life,
I would like to wish myself to have a meaningful life. 

Monday, May 21, 2012


生活总不能每次占便宜, 吃亏也是生活的一部分。 


Saturday, May 19, 2012


但是, 现在的人都不把心交出来,
所以, 爱没有心了.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012


所以请好好照顾你的发电厂; 让她发光, 发亮。

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Stumbling on Happiness

Money cannot buy happiness when you have no money.
How would you buy your happiness if you have enough money?
In other words, what do you think will make you happy?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's Up

By Four Non-blonde 
25 years of my life and still
I'm trying to get up that great big hill of hope
for a destination
I realized quickly when I knew I should
that the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
for whatever that means
'n so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed
just to get it all out what's in my head
'n I, I'm feeling a little peculiar
'n so I wake in the morning and I step outside
'n I take a deep breath
'n I get real high
'n I scream from the top of my lungs
what's goin' on
and I say hey-ey-ey... (jodel-di-dodel...)
and I said hey what's going on
and I say hey... etc. (uh! uu-uuhu-huhuuuu...)
I said hey what's going on

and I try, oh my God do I try
I try all the time
in this institution
and I pray, oh my God do I pray
I pray ev'ry single day
for a revolution
25 years of my life and still
I'm trying to get up that great big hill of hope
for a destination

Friday, April 20, 2012

Move on

Sometimes, you just know that surrendering is the right thing to do.
By then, don't hesitate. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Q & A

Hours before the great scientist passed away.

Nurse: You don't sometimes feel like giving up?
Einstein: Only if I have an answer.
Nurse: Does every question have an answer?
Einstein: I don't know but I seek, since there may be an answer to a question.

An inspiring BBC documentary about Albert Einstein.

Times Man of the Century

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012


The greatest freedom in life is the freedom of not following your desires.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A day in Melbourne city

Saw some lovely scenes in a day. 
Maybe that's why I start to fall in love with this city;
a place I'm yet to call it HOME. 

Warmth smiles...
(Flinders Street)
Beautiful music...
(Parliament House) 
Casts lost in the city  :D
(Spring Street)

Stately parade on Greek International Day ..
(Shrine of Remembrance)
Relaxing moment
Romantic moment ...
(Royal Botanic Garden)
Inclusive moment...
(Queen's Hall)
Quite moment ...
(Shrine of Remembrance) 
My dream living hall... :D 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Bright side ...

Tired of being negative, so I ...
decided to see more on the bright side ...
There are still care ...
and love...

Often, we create our own world.
I had decided to have a lovely one.
It'll all start at how I perceive things.   

Friday, March 16, 2012

If ....

If it shouldn't be this way, it wouldn't be this way.
If it shouldn't be this way, then, which way it should be? Your way? 

Day to be determined

We do things because they're right not because they're easy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day to zoom out...

... to look at the bigger picture of my life.
Why am I here away from my family and friends? Why am I pursuing all these?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day to say Thank YOu...

... today is not my birthday since we're not in May. But, I had received many from different people. Just wanna to say a big Thank you to all of you. Feeling good to know that there are still many good and kind people around me =)

Aspire to continue to give ...just like them.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Next Dutch Uncle

Someone who has cared enough to tell me
 the tough-love things I needed to hear.
Where are you now?

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Vow

Paige: I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not. To agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.

Leo: I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. And no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.

Rita Thornton: I chose to stay with him for all the things he's done right; not the one thing he's done wrong. I chose to forgive him.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Because things are impermanent and life is fragile so my priorities in life have to be changed.

Love while you can,
Care while you can,
Appreciate while you can.

And, the best thing in life should be to love and to be loved.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sera was in Boxhill

Little Sera reminds me of a great song. 

 Que Sera, Sera,
 Whatever will be, will be,
 The future is not ours, to see
 Que Sera, Sera,
 What will be, will be.