Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Remembering Singapore


More photographs of Singapore in years gone by.





Monday, 29 June 2015

Humorous Quotes


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

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. - George Carlin

My brain has no heart. My heart has no brain. That’s why when I speak my mind, I seem heartless and when I do what’s in my heart I seem thoughtless. - Unknown

My dear, religion is alike a penis. It’s a perfectly fine thing for one to have and take pride in, but when one takes it out and waves it in my face we have a problem. - Unknown

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened. - Michel E De Montaigne

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose. - Robin Williams

Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice. - Unknown

One of the lessons of history is that Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. - Will Durant

People who always brag about being nothing but ‘brutally honest’ get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. - Richard J Needham

People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think. - George Carlin

Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings. - Unknown

She wanted, with her fickleness, to make my destruction constant; I want, by trying to destroy myself, to satisfy her desire. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Sometimes you just have to close your eyes, count to ten, take a deep breath, remind yourself that you wouldn’t look good in prison stripes and just smile at that dumb-ass and walk away. - Unknown

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Life - Quotes


We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. - Henry Ward Beecher

The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortable deal with. - Tony Robbins

Favourable and unfavourable conditions are part of living but smiling through them all is the art of living. - Sri Sri

To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now. - Donald Altman

The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life. - Daisaku Ikeda

Life is the wishing-well. You make a wish every day by how you live your life. - Bryant McGill

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. - Carl Rogers

The greatest step toward a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. - Steve Maraboli

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Quote Worthy


One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder. - Unknown

No matter how many rooms you have in your house  you can only sleep in the one bed. - Irish Proverb

Don’t bring up the past of a person who is trying to improve their future. - Unknown

It’s as easy to catch a cold in a King’s castle as in a shepherd’s hut. - Irish Proverb

No need to fear the ill wind when your haystacks are tied down. - Irish Proverb

Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one. - Unknown

Sometimes, those who fly solo have the strongest wings. - Unknown

As the old cock crows the young cock learns. - Irish Proverb

It’s better to pay the butcher than the doctor. - Irish Proverb

It’s often that a man’s mouth broke his nose. - Irish Proverb

Friday, 26 June 2015

Epiphyllum Oxpetalum


The name of this flower is Epiphyllum Oxpetalum – commonly known as ‘Queen of the Night’. The flowers bloom after sunset for one night only. It has a nice pungent fragrance.

I think I have affinity with this plant/flower. I came upon a couple of stalks of the plant discarded by my neighbour, and stuck them in my pot. They were in bad shape and I was sure already 99 percent dead. But I thought I would gave it a try anyway. However, they are very hardy plants, and after some time in the pot, they sprouted new branches. They are actually quite healthy now, and have been flowering frequently. I am very pleased.

For more information on this flower check out this video on YouTube.








Thursday, 25 June 2015

Jokes


Three Apples changed the world: first one seduced Eve, the second one awaken Newton, and the third one made iPhone.

Apple: I look like a human heart
Mango: I look like a stomach
Grapes: I look like eyes
Banana: I don’t like this game

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Spiritual - Quotes


I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know how I really was. - Sade Andria Zabala

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. - Bruce Lee

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. - Nikola Tesla

Compassion is an aspiration, a state of mind, wanting others to be free from suffering. It’s not passive – it’s not empathy alone – but rather an empathetic altruism that actively strives to free others from suffering. Genuine compassion must hav e both wisdom and loving kindness. That is to say, one must understand the nature of the suffering form which we wish to free others (this is wisdom), and one must experience deep intimacy and empathy with other sentient beings (this is loving kindness). - The Dalai Lama (Essence of the Heart Sutra)

Monday, 22 June 2015

Humorous Quotes


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

It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I’m right. - Moliere

It takes less time to learn how to write nobly than how to write lightly and straightforwardly. - Friedrich Nietzsche

It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. - Eddie Cantor

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was foo famous. - Robert C. Benchley

It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it. - Steven Wright

It's okay if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right. - Unknown

Keep smiling and one day life will get tired of upsetting  you. - Unknown

Life begins at 40, but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times. - Helen Rowland

Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk. - Unknown

Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight; chances are you’re going to walk home barefoot. - Unknown

Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you. So, have fun and give them something to talk about. - Unknown

Listen to your heart. Even though it's on the left side, it's always right. - Unknown

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. - Henry Fielding

May all  your troubles last as long as your New Year's Resolutions. - Joey Adams

Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun a lot more work. - Unknown

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Love - Quotes


The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think  you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice. It’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship. - Unknown 

Love is natural and unconditional. Love asks no questions – neither preaching nor demanding; neither comparing nor measuring. Love is – pure and simple – the greatest value of all. - Denis Waitley

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another’s heart, or its flame burns low. - Henry Ward Beecher

Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist. There’s a difference between being patient with someone and wasting your time. - Unknown

Gestures, in love, are incomparable more attractive and valuable than words. - Francois Rabelais

Love is when you don't have to be with another person to touch their heart! - Torquato Tasso  

Love must be within us before it can be given. - Denis Waitley

To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life. - Elizabeth Gilbert 

Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is. - Unknown

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Quote Worthy


The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life. - Eckhart Tolle

Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security. - John Allen Paulos

When you are immune to the opinions and actions others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. - Miguel Ruiz

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. - Eckhart Tolle

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. - William S. Burroughs

Learn to accept rather than expect, and you’ll have far fewer disappointments. - Unknown

He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg. - Chinese Proverb

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. - Leonardo da Vinci

It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful. - David Rast

Whatever the past has been, you have a spotless future. - Unknown

Failure is the condiment that give success its flavour. - Unknown

The grass is always greener when you water it. - Unknown

Friday, 19 June 2015

Remembering Singapore


More pictures of Singapore from days gone by ... Unfortunately, there were no captions, so I am not sure where these places are. 









Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Kidney Disease


Early warning signs of kidney disease

http://positivemed.com/2014/07/30/early-warning-signs-kidney-disease/

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Happiness - Quotes


Happiness is an inside job. We can spend a lot of time looking for 'things' outside of ourselves to make us feel good or stimulate happy feelings and excitement, forgetting that it is all about our attitude to life: our positivity, feelings of appreciation and gratitude for our many blessings. - Unknown

Real happiness doesn’t come from getting everything you want. It comes from sharing what you have with the people who matter. - Unknown

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. - Henry Ward Beecher

If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have. - Joel Osteen

You can never be happy if you’re trapped in the past and fearful of the future. Living in the present is the only way to be happy. - Unknown

The happiest people are those who have the courage to grow and risk in response to their values. - Richard J. Leider

Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything. - Unknown

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. - John Locke

There are two ways to be happy; improve your reality, or lower your expectations. - Jodi Picoult

We get attached to temporary things, then wonder why our happiness never lasts. - Unknown

Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time. - Chrisitne Arylo

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. - Aeschylus

Monday, 15 June 2015

Humorous Quotes


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

I shut my eyes in order to see. - Paul Gauguin

I speak my mind because it hurts to bite my tongue all the time. - Unknown

I was absolutely disgusted after I accidentally clicked on some gay porn today. Worst hour and a half of my life. - Unknown

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence. - George Bernard Shaw

I’ll always cherish the original misconception I had of you. - Unknown

I’m going to stand outside, so if anyone asks I am outstanding. - Unknown

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? - Albert Einstein

If at first you don’t succeed, you’ll get a lot of free advice from other folks who didn’t succeed either. - Unknown

If governments are involved in covering up the knowledge of aliens, then they are doing a much better job of it than they seem to do at anything else. - Stephen Hawking

If it sounds like writing, I re-write it. - Elmore Leonard

If quitters never win, and winners never quit, then who is the fool that first said: “Quit while you are ahead?” - Unknown

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. - Edward W. Howe

If you learn to work with all the negatives in life, you will definitely make better pictures out of it. - Unknown

In short, our gentleman became so caught up in reading that he spent his nights reading from dusk till dawn and his days reading from sunrise to sunset, and so with too little sleep and too much reading his brains dried up, causing him to lose his mind. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Food For Thought


If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm. - Marcus Aurelius

The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability is to look death in the eye and be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides. - Carl Sagan

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Quote Worthy


In the beginning, we see them as wrong turns and hopeless situations. But when we face and accept them without being defeated, they become life’s most powerful learning curves. - Dodinsky

Choose your thoughts carefully. Keep what brings you peace, release what brings you suffering, and know that happiness is just a thought away. - Nishan Panwar

Never lose your life because somebody leaves it. Sometimes the wrong person has to exit, so the right person can enter. - Unknown

An apology means nothing if they don’t stop doing what they are apologizing for. Believe action, not words. - Mandy Hale

Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear. - Unknown

Sometimes you need to be alone, to find out who you are and what you really want in life. - Unknown

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. - Eckhart Tolle

If it is important to you, you will find a way,. If not, you will find an excuse. - Unknown

Two things you will never have to chase … true friends and true love. - Unknown

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams. - Unknown

Sometimes questions are more important than answers. - Nancy Willard

The law is reason free from passion. - Aristole

Friday, 12 June 2015

My Book - 'Quote Worthy'


Another comment on my book ‘Quote Worthy’. Always nice to have feed-backs, and to hear that people enjoyed my book.


        "There's so much in here; whether you want to memorise your favourite quotes and impress by slipping them into conversations, or maybe just being virtuous, this book will have you searching your inner soul remembering the things you regret - the stuff you messed up on, but much of the quotes are aspirational, so after reflection, we can say: yeah - I wanna do that, to be like that, to be a better person.
         "I learned a lot about myself by relaxing with these quotes - in particular about moving on and leaving stuff behind. Whatever stage of life we're at, there's something here to make you think very deeply."

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Friendship - Quotes


Good friends help you find important things when you have lost them … things like your smile, your hope and your courage. - Unknown

Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn't mean they are your friends. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention. - Trent Shelton

Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you. - Unknown

True friendship isn't about being there when it's convenient; It's about being there when it's not. - Unknown 

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. - Woodrow Wilson

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Heart Attacks


How to recognize a heart attack one month before it happens

http://www.fhfn.org/how-to-recognize-a-heart-attack-one-month-before-it-happens/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork#arvlbdata

4 Bodily signs a heart attack is near

http://positivemed.com/2014/12/01/4-bodily-signs-heart-attack-near/

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Spiritual - Quotes


Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. it can be no other way. this is not philosophy. This is physics. - Albert Einstein

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye. - Buddha

Nothing hurts a good soul and kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi-Talib A.S

No one saves us but ourselves. Now one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. - Buddha

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. - Nikola Tesla

Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet, less attached to it. - Ram Dass 

A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures. - James E. Faust

Monday, 8 June 2015

Humorous Quotes


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

Getting fired is nature’s way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place. - Hal Lancaster

Go ahead. Judge me. Just remember to be perfect the rest of your life. - Unknown

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. - Mark Twain

Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away. - Unknown 

He is a self-made man and worships his creator. - Irvin S Cobb

Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common. - Dorothy Parker

I am easily satisfied with the very best. - Winston Churchill

I am not young enough to know everything. - Oscar Wilde

I am what I am, and that’s all that I am. - Popeye, the Sailor Man

I don’t think I am any good. If I thought I was any good, I wouldn’t be. - John Betjeman

I hate when people assume I don’t like them. I want them to ask me, so I can tell them myself. - Unknown

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me. - Unknown

I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas. - Unknown 

I love being a writer. What I hate is the paperwork. - Peter De Vries

I matured when I realized that not every situation needs, my reaction. Sometimes you just have to leave people do the dumb shit they want to do. - Unknown

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Life - Quotes


Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way. - Jenni Young

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. - Alan Watts

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is about creating balance, not suppressing your good, and not suppressing your bad, for one cannot exist without the other ... embrace them equally. - Unknown

I can’t help but ponder, life is such a wonder. And everything is beautiful in its own way. - Dolly Parton

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. - R Brault

The art of life is constant readjusting to your surroundings. - Kazuko Okokaura

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. - Flora Whittemore

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Quote Worthy


It is important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health. - Joyce Meyer

If there is no wound on the hand, one may handle poison. Poison does not affect one who has no wound, there can be no evil for one who has no evil intentions. - Unknown

One thing is for certain: the more profoundly baffled you have been in your life, the more open your mind becomes to new ideas. - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen. - Kody Keplinger

Sometimes you can hurt yourself more than anyone can hurt you by keeping all your feelings locked up. - Unknown

The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry in your body. - Dr. Bruce Lipton

Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living beings, humanity will never find peace. - Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand. - Unknown

When a child is punished for their honesty, they begin to lie. - Unknown

Souls recognize each other by vibes, not appearances. - Unknown

Friday, 5 June 2015

Remembering Singapore


More pictures of Singapore from days gone by ...










Thursday, 4 June 2015

Jokes


Life is all about ass … You’re either covering it, laughing it off, kicking it, kissing it, busting it, trying to get a piece of it, behaving like one, or you live with one! - Unknown

My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.” - Steven Wright

I asked a sexy Chinese girl for her number. She replied, "Sex sex sex free sex tonight." I said, "Wow!" Then her friend said, "She meant 6663629."

Next time you go on a roller coaster, take some spare bolts with you and tell the person in front of you, "Dude, these came out of your seat!"

What happened when Past, Present and Future walked into a bar?
It was tense.

Q: Where can I find a committed man?
A: Try a mental hospital.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Monday, 1 June 2015

Humorous Quotes


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

Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. - Unknown

Anyone who told you to be yourself couldn’t have given you any worse advice. - Unknown

As we grow older, we pay less attention to what people say. We just watch what they do. - Unknown

Bad planning on your part does not necessarily constitute an automatic emergency on my part. - Unknown

Be obscure clearly. - E. B. White

Black and white are the most ravishing colours of all in film. - Penelope Gilliatt

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. - Dorothy Parker

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. - Peter Ustinov

Darling, you’re not old until going bra-less pulls the wrinkles out of  your face. - Unknown

Deep down, I’m pretty superficial. - Ava Gardner

Don’t be afraid to be open-minded. Your brain isn’t going to fall out. - Unknown

Entrepreneurs are the crazy people who work 100 hours a week, so they don’t have to work 40 hours for someone else. - Unknown

Everyone brings joy to a room, either by entering or leaving. - Unknown

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. - Mark Twain

For your information, I would like to ask a question. - Samuel Goldwyn

Free love is too expensive. - Bernadette Devlin

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain