Sunday, 31 May 2015


Live a good life. If there are Gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are Gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no Gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. - Marcus Aurelius

In life we do things. Some we wish we had never done, some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads. But they all make us who we are, and in the end they shape every detail about us. If we were to reverse any of them we wouldn’t be the people that we are. So just live, make mistakes, have wonderful memories, but never ever second guess who you are, where you have been, and most importantly where it is that you’re going. - Unknown

Life is always speaking to us at every moment. The subtle whispers, cues, and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self. Always choose to trust yourself and your ability to listen. - Bryant McGill

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Quote Worthy

Follow your heart. Absolutely nothing else matters. As long as you're not hurting anyone, do whatever the hell you need to do to give yourself the life that you want. - Unknown

Close the doors that caused you pain, anger and suffering so you can open the ones that will bring you love, acceptance and inner peace. - Unknown

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Sometimes the best you can do is just remain silent because no word can explain the shit that's going in your heart and mind. - Unknown

If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you will see obstacles. - Wayne Dyer

Conditions are never perfect. 'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. - Tim Ferriss

Sometimes people are beautiful, not in look, not in what they say, just in what they are. - Markus Zusak 

Follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go. - Sheng Yen

Sometimes you have to walk away and let karma take over. - Unknown

All that is important comes in quietness and waiting. - Patrick Lindsay

There is great satisfaction hidden within simplicity. - Unknown

A stumble may prevent a fall. - Proverb

Friday, 29 May 2015

Remembering Singapore

Photos of Singapore in the past 

Thursday, 28 May 2015

College Rules

On the first day of college, the Dean addressed the students, pointing out some of the rules:
            “The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students, and the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time.”
He continued: “Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $0. Being caught a third time will incur a hefty fine of $180. Are there any questions?”
At this point, a male student in the crowd inquired: “How much for a season pass?”

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


What is cancer?

The man who discovered Cancer said this ...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

You / Yourself - Quotes

Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how someone else sees you. - Unknown

If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. - Eckhart Tolle

If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. - Unknown

If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value. - Unknown

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? - Khalil Gibran

Often you think when you’re rejected that you are not good enough, but the truth is they weren’t ready for all you have to offer. - Unknown

Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. - Brain Balance Georgia

Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are. - Unknown

The way you get to know yourself is by the expression on other people's faces. - Gil Scott Heron

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you don't do anything with it. - M. Scott Peck

What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you. - Seneca

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone. - Maya Angelou

You can't calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. - Timber Hawkeye

You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around. - Unknown

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings. - Pearl S. Buck

You cannot use someone else's fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it. - Audre Lorde

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. - Dr Seuss

You need to associate with people who inspire you, people who challenge you to rise higher, people who make you better. Don’t waste your valuable time with people who are not adding to your growth. - Unknown 

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Unknown

You can meet somebody tomorrow who has better intentions for you then someone you’ve known forever … time means nothing … character does. - Unknown

You have to be odd to be number one. - Dr Seuss

You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be.  - Unknown

Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth. - Unknown

Monday, 25 May 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

A bitter woman says “All men are the same” … A wise woman decides to stop choosing the same type of men. - Unknown

A comedian is not a man who says funny things. A comedian is one who says things funny. - Ed Wynn

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. - Caskie Stinnett

A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the judge! - Unknown

A good novel is possible only after one has given up and let go. - Walker Percy

A normal adolescent isn’t a normal adolescent if he acts normal. - Judith Viorst

A pat on the back, though only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results. - Bennett Cert 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - Thomas Mann

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. - George Burns

Acting is happy agony. - Alec Guinness

Acting provides the fulfilment of never being fulfilled. - Glenda Jackson

All you learn from the art museum is how to keep your shut and how to walk without making squeaky sounds with your shoes. - Curly Sue

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. - Charles Schulz

An education is like an erection, if you have one, people can tell. - Ricky Martin

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Food For Thought

Do not think that the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice non-attachment from your views in order to be open to receive other’s viewpoints. Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge. Be ready to learn throughout your entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times. - Thich Nhat Hanh

If you ever meet someone brave and powerful enough to walk with you directly through your most unconscious wounds and shadow caves – someone with the stupefying courage to see through the chinks of your amour and then help you take it off – love them. Because they have done something for you which is impossible to do alone. They will show you the treasure you’ve been seeking all your life, and they can do this because they aren’t afraid of your fear. - Jacob Nordby

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Quote Worthy

One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don't have to like everyone, everyone doesn't have to like us, and it's perfectly okay. - Unknown

The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn't matter how others see you. - Wendy Mass

Forget past mistakes and forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it. - William J. Durant

No point in stressing over something  you can't change. Move on and grow stronger. - Unknown

When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself. - Unknown

Many fine things can be done in a day if you don't always make that day tomorrow. - Unknown

Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind. - Gerald Jampolsky

Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them. - Robert Brault

Now is the best time to become the person you want to be. - Unknown

Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places. - Unknown

Friday, 22 May 2015

A Satisfied Customer

The following are comments from a satisfied customer of my book “Quote Worthy”. Always nice to read comments / feedback regarding my books.

"… this is a great collection and NOT too introspective or too hyper- intellectual.

"Another great thing about them is that I think the ordinary reader - the average person can relate a lot of these quotes to our own lives - I found myself so often linking the quotes with situations I could have handled better. Also, as I “mellow with age” and try to become a better person, I find myself reading these quotes and thinking “if only I knew then what I know now”.

If you are getting a copy of the book in e-pub format, it is best read with Adobe Digital Editions 4.0. Other programs might not support the book well – something quite beyond my control.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

A Bet

    A blonde and a redhead met in a bar after work for a drink, and were watching the 6 o’clock news. A man was shown threatening to jump from the Brooklyn Bridge. The blonde bet the redhead $50 that he wouldn’t jump, and the redhead replied, “I’ll take that bet!!”
                Anyway, sure enough, he jumped, so the blonde gave the redhead the $50 she owed.
                The redhead said, “I can’t take this, you’re my friend.
                The blonde said, “No. A bet’s a bet. You won the money.”
              So the redhead said, “Listen, I have to admit, I saw this on the 5 O’clock news, so I can’t take your money.”
               The blonde replied … “Well, so did I, but I never thought he’d jump again!”

Wednesday, 20 May 2015


The following article was taken from 

Headaches are letting you know …

Monday, 18 May 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

Women who miscalculate are called mothers. - Abigail Van Buren

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do … Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. - Mark Twain

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. - Oscar Wilde

Writing a novel is like making love, but it’s also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it’s like making love while having a tooth pulled. - Dean Koontz

Writing came easy – it would only get hard when I got better at it. - Gary Wills

You are looking as fresh as paint. - Francis Edward Smedley

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars. - Charles Kuralt

You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once. - Oprah Winfrey

You can include me out. - Samuel Goldwyn

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. - Woody Allen 

You can make a killing in the theatre, but not a living. - Robert Anderson

You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people. - Will Rogers

You define a good flight by negatives: you didn’t get hijacked, you didn’t crash, you didn’t throw up, you weren’t late, you weren’t nauseated by the  food. So you are grateful. - Paul Theroux

You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. - P.J. O''Rourke

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Food For Thought

As soon as you honour the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of equality, care, and love - even the most simple action. - Eckhart Tolle 

The key to happiness and inner peace in one’s life is not an absence of crises. The key is a better coping system for dealing with the inevitable crises of life. Throughout our lives there are crossroads or events that are opportunities for us to grow. Often we live as if someday there will be no such events and that life will be a nice ‘calm harbour’. The calm harbour is a myth! - Richard J. Leider

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Quote Worthy

There comes a point in life when you realize that you will never be ‘good enough’ for some people. The question is: Is that your problem or theirs? -  April Grisham

When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person’ it merely says something about our own need to be critical - Unknown

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. - C. S Lewis

If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. - Eckhart Tolle

It is more useful to be aware of a single shortcoming in ourselves than it is to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. - Dalai Lama

I don’t pretend we have all answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about. - Arthur C. Clarke

Sometimes the most valuable lessons come from people who didn’t intend to give them. - Unknown

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens

Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right. - Unknown

When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen. - Zig Ziglar

Friday, 15 May 2015

Gaining New Appreciation for Singapore's Titan

From The Boston Globe

Thursday, 14 May 2015

At A Hotel’s Front Desk

An older lady decided to give herself a big treat for her 70th birthday by staying overnight in a really nice hotel.
When she checked out the next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250.00. She demanded to know why the charge was so high.
“I agree it’s a nice hotel, but the rooms aren’t worth $250.00for just an overnight stay! I didn’t even have breakfast.”
The clerk told her that $250.00 is the ‘standard rate’, and breakfast had been included had she wanted it.
She insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, announced: “This hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center which are available for use.”
“But I didn’t use them,” she said
“Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the Manager. He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which they were so famous.
“We have the best entertainers from the world over performing here,” the Manager said.
“But I didn’t go to any of those shows,” she said.
“Well we have them, and you could have,” the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied, “But I didn’t use it!” and the Manager countered with his standard response.
After several minutes’ discussion, and with the Manager still unmoved, she decided to pay. She wrote a check and gave it to him.
The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check. “But madam, this check is for $50.00”
“That’s correct. I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me,” she replied.
“But I didn’t!” exclaimed the very surprised Manager.
“Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Monday, 11 May 2015

Humorous Qotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

Whenever the occasion arose, he rose to the occasion. - Jonathan Brown

Where sits our sulky, sullen dame, Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm. - Robert Burns

Whether a man winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries. - Unknown

While it may be true that a watched pot never boils, the one you don’t keep an eye on can make an awful mess of your stove. - Edward Stevenson

Who decides when the applause should die down? It seems like it's a group decision; everyone begins to say to themselves at the same time, Well, okay, that’s enough of that. - George Carlin

Why do born-again people so often make you wish they’d never been born the first time? - Katharine Whitehorn

Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason, man is not a fly. - Pope Alexander

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? - Ernest Gaines

Why it is that of all the billions and billions of strange objects in the Cosmos-novas, quasars, pulsars, black holes – you are beyond doubt the strangest? - Walker Percy

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t! - George Bernard Shaw

Wild oats make a bad autumn crop. - Cynic's Calendar

'Will you walk into my parlor?' said a spider to a fly: 'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.' - Mary Howitt 

Wit is a treacherous dart. It is perhaps the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself in one’s own back. - Geoffrey Bocca

With just enough of learning to misquote. - Lord Byron

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Food For Thought

Press On: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Ray Kroc

Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You’re responsible for your own happiness. Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life to begin with. - Unknown

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Quote Worthy

Everything happens when it needs to happen; everyone is always where they need to be. You will never miss out on what is meant for you, even if it has to come to you in a roundabout way. - Ivanla Vabzant

I owe no explanations for my flaws. I don't have to justify my mistakes, my past or my insecurities. I am growing and learning. - Unknown

By choosing to be our most authentic and loving self, we leave a trail of magic everywhere we go. - Emmanuel

Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and the feelings will change. - Barbara Baron

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. - Lao Tzu

If words don't add up, it's usually because the truth wasn't included in the equation. - Unknown

Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have to go. - Unknown 

Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction. - Unknown

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. - Proverb

All the wonders you seek are within  yourself. - Sir Thomas Browne

Thursday, 7 May 2015


If you need a shoulder to cry on, pull off to the side of the road. - Unknown

Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits. - Unknown

My mum said follow your dreams, so I went back to bed! - Unknown

Never judge a book by its movie. - Unknown

No sense being pessimistic … it wouldn’t work anyway. - John Robb

Reading can seriously damage your ignorance. - Unknown

Someday you’ll go far. Please stay there. - Unknown

The world would be a much nicer place if everyone took a chill pill. It would be even better if some of them choked on it. - Unknown

Wine is a bad thing. It makes you quarrel with your neighbour, it makes you shoot at your landlord, it makes you – miss him. - Ossip Gabrilowitsch

Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on  your forehead. - Gene Fowler

You never appreciate what you have till it’s gone. Toilet paper is a good example. - Unknown

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Monday, 4 May 2015

Humorous Quotes

Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going. - J. B. Priestley

When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are. - Cary Grant

When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? - George Carlin

When the stock market is booming, everyone suddenly becomes an expert stock advisor. When it falls everyone suddenly changes occupation. - Unknown

When they discover the centre of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it. - Bernard Bailey

When they finally find the centre of the universe, there are so many people who are in for a rude awakening. - Unknown

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they “don't understand” one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to. - Helen Rowland

When you are dead, you don’t know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid. - Unknown

When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one. - Mark Twain

When you finally make the ends meet, they move the ends. - Matt Biershbach

When you see what some women marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living. - Helen Rowland

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. - Bill Copeland

When you’ve told someone that you’ve left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once. - Samuel Butler

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" It is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. - Erma Bombeck

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Food For Thought

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. - Joel Osteen

The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open. - C. Joybell

The sun shines on the saint and the sinner alike, and too often it seems that the wicked prosper. But we can say with certainty that, with the individual as with the nation, the flourishing of the wicked is an illusion, for, unceasingly, life keeps books on us all. - Unknown

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Quote Worthy

One of the deepest urges in life is to grow. Trees burst through the soil, cocoons emerge into butterflies, babies become adolescents. We must grow and fulfil our changing needs if we are to feel vital and fully alive. -  Richard J. Leider

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot. - Confucius

Work hard, do the best you can, don't ever lose faith in yourself and take no notice of what other people say about you. - Noel Coward

No one notices your tears. No one notices your sadness. no one notices your pain. But everyone notices your mistakes. - Unknown

Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say, they're just being careful about who they open up to. - Unknown

A man must take the fat and the lean; that’s what he must make up his mind to in this life. - Unknown

Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve. - Unknown

Don't be afraid to start over. It's a chance to build what you really want. - Unknown

Sometimes faith and a sense of humour really can be all you need. - Amy Lane

Expect nothing and appreciate everything. - Unknown

Friday, 1 May 2015

My Artworks

More of my artworks from days gone by.