Mark 12:31-32

Mark 12:31-32 - 'And you shall love the LORD our God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' That is the first commandment. "And the second, like it, is this : 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Urban Heritage

Quote of the day : What's the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?

This is just a part of the whole of Tokyo Imperial Palace, yes the river surrounding the whole palace! A small little part of it, just imagine how big it is, and it is well preserved at the heart of Tokyo.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gathering 2012

Quote of the day : Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This post was suppose to be up some weeks ago, but a lot stuff has been happening so did not really have the chance to work on it. Gathering with my mates just before they went back to their respective University after their long semester break.

Gathering-cum-birthday for Soh Bear, they boy in red. Healthy vegetarian dinner at Long Shan Ge.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Marina Bay Sand #2

Quote of the day : Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Botanical Garden, Singapore

Quote of the day : All you dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

There is this one day last week when I really had a bad day, really really bad day and I went to the mall after work and saw this particular scene when suddenly all the bad day thingy just replaced by the sudden sadness and sympathy.

Everyone is rushing around me, and then I saw this little boy, roughly the age of my little brother, a little bit chubby with spectacle, and standing at the side of the crowd finishing his chicken rice (those brown paper wrapped take away, not the polysterene box) on top of the trash bin! For the first time I had this kind of feeling, the sadness and sympathy on the little boy and wth the parents are doing? I do not know for what reason he is there standing and having his chicken rice on top of the trash bin, but it is definitely a scene sad to see.

If you are a parent, please be responsible for you children. If you are not a parent yet, please plan ahead for the sake of those little one who you will bring to life one day. They deserve a good and memorable childhood and family love!

That so much for being emotional, it is sad now even when recalling back on the scene to scribe those stuff on top.

The photo below was taken when I went for a walk at the Botanical Garden at Singapore. Not really as much of the stuff I had expected, but it is definitely a nice place for some family time and to relax yourself, if only the weather is good.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Batu Pahat Boy

Quote of the day : Chase your passion, not your pension.

If you are a Malaysian, you would probably know about the high profile debate between the two key Chinese politician in the country that is going to happen tomorrow! Better yet, if you are from Batu Pahat I bet you must be all hyped up about this topic! Why? Its because the two key politician are from Batu Pahat! The Star called it "Battle of Batu Pahat boys" on today paper.

Just read from paper and get to know that they kinda spend their 11 years (or 13 years if they are taking Form 6) of primary and secondary school life at the place same as I am.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Louis Vuitton Singapore

Fact of the day : 15,000 - The number of times that a human being blinks in a single day.

Louis Vuitton, or LV  is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. LV is one of the world's leading international fashion houses; it sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.

This is one of this French fashion house standalone boutique located beside of Marina Bay Sand standing on top of the water.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hutan Lipur, Batu Pahat

Quote of the day : Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams

This is one of the few limited place which can give you a peace of mind that you can still find in the town where I grew up. Thanks to the urbanization of the town which is growing at quite a quick pace, more and more woods are fallen to be replace by concrete instead. Sad case indeed!

Apart from that, clubs are mushrooming at the core of the town as well. I wonder WTH and when are the authorities going do something about this matter so that I/we can have back the once peaceful little town where I grew up? Seriously, I do not mind it being a small town as long as it is peaceful.

Anyway, if you had been to Hutan Lipur now, you will be surprised at how badly shaped this once beautiful forest is today. So I decided to gear up myself and snap what it is left before it is completely gone.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

ION Orchard

The unique architecture of ION Orchard at Singapore, with two dragons on each side for Chinese New Year!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Night view of Osaka #2

Fact of the day : Dinosaur is derived from the Greek which means terrible lizard.

Here is another view shoot from the Floating Garden.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Segenting, Batu Pahat #2

Quote of the day : Sometimes it sucks being strong. Because when people know that you are strong, they think that it is okay to hurt you, over and over again.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Paint or Snap?

Quote of the day : If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. - Milton Berle

While digital camera is being more and more advance year after year, there is still people who prefer to capture the scene with paintings, and surprisingly I found them at one of the most advance country in the world!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Suicidal Thoughts?

Quote of the day : Tough time never last, but tough people do! - Robert H. Schuller

Life is fragile. Yes, no doubt about it. Everyday people are dying around the world. Young or old, we are ought to die one day as well. But still, we are alive now and we should make full use of the live that God gave us!

I just don't understand why some people choose to end their life when they are still healthy and breathing? Everyday, we strive to survive in this world. Many others fight for their life just to live a little longer and some even wanted to live so badly that they can't even leave this world in peace. So why they choose to end their life when they are given the chance to live a better life?

I gotten the news that one of my hi-bye friend from University committed suicide yesterday. He is working at Singapore as well, and the last time I meet him was about like 2 months ago? We are not close, but no doubt it somehow had an impact on me. He seems to be a nice guy, sporting, having a degree, a job, healthy and a life! So I don't see why he choose to end his life. Working stress? Oh come on, he is just 24 this year, haven't even work for 1 year! Just change a job! Why suicide?

Its sad that I lost a friend just like that. Why nobody know that he is suffering from the inside? Why can't he share his problem with all the friends he have at Singapore? Why he never think about those that are left in this world when he is gone? A lot of why goes unanswered.

Tough time never last, but tough people do! - Robert H. Schuller

This is not just a quote, in fact it is a book you can easily find at bookstore. I have yet to read this book, but I bet it does help when life gets tough. I have read the other book by the same author, The Be-Happy Attitude, and is one of the best book I have read so far.

Everyone faces problem no matter who you are, rich or poor, but not everyone are unhappy!

Set your expectation lower, be easy on yourself! You have the power to choose to be happy or the other way round. Don't hide at home! Go out meet people, hook out with friends, join a local church or social club, and there are a lot of things you can do to change your life! Hiding at home alone will just make the situation worse. What is the worse sentence in the world? Solitary confinement!

Shit happens, not just to you but me as well, and everybody else. But how we look at the situation determines how we will react to it. Remember, you control your life! As long as we are alive, we can make a difference.

May you rest in peace, my friend.