life

Is your Smartphone robbing you of a real life?

This is a question I keep pondering back and forth as I contemplate in getting either a Smartphone (like the Galaxy Note) or a tablet that my friends have been recommending me to use.  Most people I know already own a Smartphone. I’ve thought of owning it mainly to help me to be able to post more [...]

How much we are meant to have is fated… or not?

There is a saying in Cantonese that is passed down from ancient times:  “How much a person can eat or wear is fated.” Some believe it to be true, some otherwise. Well, it does depend in interpretation. A lazy and weak-willed person would say, “if I am meant to have a million dollars, even though [...]

Take care of your priorities for life can meet unexpected turns

‘We can observe many events in our daily lives that can serve as good wake up calls for us- to stop our obsession with money and material gain ….and reflect deeper on what’s important. Last week, when I read in the Strait Times that Bee Gees Robin Gibb is battling with liver cancer, the phrase [...]

Moving forward in life- even if alone

As we venture through our life’s journey, we would lose valuable things along the way. For instance, when we made decisions or choose a path that our close friends no longer agree with us- and we are made to choose between them and our choice, what would we do? Or when we are in a relationship and [...]

Be it in the forest or city, the law of nature still applies

What that had impressed me through my stay with nature is that there are certain unspoken laws that one need to follow when staying in ancient places, forests…and nature: a. respect the place and the inhabitants there- both the seen or unseen b. conduct oneself properly c. don’t take things without permission- especially strange or [...]