People in some countries celebrated Father’s Day last weekend. So this blog is for my beloved dad, whom I have so much love and gratitude to. My dad doesn’t talk much – he only talks more to people whom he feels comfortable with, and even that he listens more than speaks. He doesn’t talk much … More My Beloved Dad
(This is just my random rant… so sorry if it bores you) Recently I had a reunion with my old uni friends. It’s no surprise, thanks to our demographics, that most of people there were either married or had/were expecting kid(s). One friend then was trying to suggest me with someone, as obviously I was … More Being Single
“What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage” Matthieu Ricard A lot of our decisions or indecision in life are governed by fear. I’m not talking about instinctive/survival fear that we feel when we are faced with life or death situation. I’m talking about daily life fear – … More Befriending Fear
Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, thanks to some great Buddhists like Jon Kabat-Zinn, to name one, who have popularised it in the secular world. I’ve been in Buddhist circle for more than a decade and I could see the surge in people’s interest in mindfulness meditation. One common way people describe mindfulness is it’s … More Mindfulness – Just Watch?
“Give the ones you love the wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay” Dalai Lama I found this quote from a magazine called Breathe. It’s a unique magazine that focuses on wellbeing and the most interesting bit is it doesn’t have any advertising (though I did see some referrals/recommendations to some … More Love
I had a conversation with my lovely friend the other day about how I feel about my past relationship/my ex. I told her that I still love him, but a different kind of love. I no longer have the wanting to be with him, yet I sincerely care about him. In fact, I have him … More Love Alone Isn’t Enough, Is It?
And what I found is, by being more vulnerable, I became more loving – loving to myself and others. The love became more genuine. And I must say, it’s beautiful, the taste of this genuine love is enrapturing. I do encourage people to learn to be vulnerable. … More To Live Is To Be Vulnerable
“Life is uncertain but death is” That’s a common teaching/phrase in Buddhism, and perhaps in other religions too, as it’s unrebutable that we are immortal. Where there is life, there will be death to follow. So in Buddhist practice, it is encouraged to contemplate death. I recall the moment when I was in a retreat, … More Only Death Is Certain
Though I couldn’t help but wonder why we make a day so special? And why does it have to be 14 February? Well of course there is a history how the Valentine’s Day originated but why do we want to express our love by buying gifts, such as flowers or expensive items? … More What is The Cost of Love on a Valentine’s Day?
Disclaimer: this is mainly my outlet to help me digest my reflections Recently I attended my friend’s wedding. It was a simple yet sweet (though not very sentimental) one. It’s actually quite a cute one. I was really happy for them and had a big smile on my face – yet something was missing… I … More Romantic Love – Does It Give You the (ever lasting) Happiness?