Sunday, February 28, 2010


这是看了吾友提的 “守着阳光守着梦想”后,有感而发。。。



编织梦想的过程,有时因为缺少适当的线而暂时停顿;心底无疑会觉得不自在,因为有些因素是可以避免地,只因事先未作出适当的安排而延误了。然而有时塞翁失马,焉知非福,也许,在等的过程中,有新的材料,颜料,程序~ 那又另当别论?



Thursday, February 25, 2010


Took this picture just 2 days ago... what did you notice here? There are 3 mandarin oranges. Can spot the odd one out? Yup... one of them started to 'rot'... Hm... it's obvious that 2 on the top and left belong to the same family. They were big and... remained strong, till today... before ended up in my stomach!

Indeed, I removed the rotting orange since last week.. why? before it started to 'influence' the rest... ah! that's the danger of putting all in one basket! Hahaha... the morale of the story is crystal clear (again) :D

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Story of the Cracked Vessel

There are several versions of this story... some known as Broken Pot, Cracked Vessel, etc... but they refer to the same context...

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on an end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the masters house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his masters house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream.

"I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you." "Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your masters house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts." the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the masters house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path."

Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the Pot apologized to the bearer for its failure.

The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my masters table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house."


I guess, the moral of the story is crystal clear... on the other hand, let's extend or change the context...

Any of our student could happen to be a cracked pot... what do we do to them? How do we nurture them? Bring out its strengths? Well, said is easier than do... really!

Next.. let's change it further... what if one of us is a cracked pot, then what should we do? and what can we do?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


The "long-waited" frog porridge feast @ Geylang... At last! after so many months of 'froggy' talk! Here's the porridge for 3 and the ...

"Hold on! Wait a minute! You mean just porridge and frog? Not enough... Let's ask for more..."
Yeah! Let's get started...
aiyoh! so happy... the froggy meal that I've been craving for... hm... still have a bagful of 'frogs'...

The froggy meal is just the 'platform'... What made the evening special? It's the great company... so much laughter for the 3 solid hours :D

Sunday, February 07, 2010


谢谢你,朋友。对我那么有信心! 哈哈,比我自己对自己更有信心。。。绝对不会让你失望。。。会好好地利用里面的精华。。

2 Perspectives...

A friend wrote....
  • to go or not to go...
  • to stay or not to stay...
I guess, she might not have paid attention to what's written... perhaps thinking they both meant the same... But I was more relieved when read the second line and saw it twice...

Considering to stay first, then not to stay, that implies a higher chance and willingness to stay on unless there's a stronger reason to suggest not to stay. Get it?

So, it makes a difference!