27 March 2022

Health is Wealth

        In my other blogpost, I was sharing about the importance of taking care of our life- the most precious gift that I have received in our lifetime. In this post, I will share with you my reflection on how fragile this body is. Recently, I have done my ultrasound to check on my discomfort on the left shoulder. I have this feeling for quite sometime now. Yet due to my other persistent demands such as work and others, I never had the chance to check on it until recently.

     What is funny somehow is that all throughout the day most notably at work, I could not feel the pain or discomfort maybe due to all the activities that I undertake. From the start of my work until the moment that I finish it, little do I know that I have that discomfort. However it is during nighttime that the pain, though not a serious one yet, is felt and it become a discomfort.

Image by Anna Palinska from Pixabay 

     Thus as a result, I paid my doctor a visit and he recommended me to undergo an ultrasound. And last Saturday, I had the chance to discuss the result with him. He mentioned about a partial tear on my shoulder resulting from two things: age and work demands. Consequently I realised how fragile this health is. And just like any transportation or machine, our bodies at some point in time will complain of any discomfort. Hence it is very important for us to consistently take care of our bodies so that it will really last long.  We always remember that it is our responsibility to feed our bodies with positive things and ideas and not someone else. 


7 August 2021

All Are But Passing

    While enjoying this amazing day ( in spite of our sad and distressing reality of our 6th lockdown here in Melbourne)....I am still finding this day as a precious one of course first and foremost due to the precious gift of LIFE that I am sharing with my loved ones every single day- my beloved wife Yanyan and our cherished kiddo Kurt. 

    What made this day a remarkable one is that today, I had my first dose of the vaccine against the dreaded Covid- 19 our present pandemic. Yes I respect those who choose not to have the jab but personally, this is a matter of protecting my own life as well as those of my loved ones and of others. Indeed just like my title for this day's sharing, I know that everything in this world is but a passing reality thus it is always essential for me to leave positive and wonderful memories for my loved ones to cherish..

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    I am aware that we have different struggles in life---that we are carrying all sorts and weights of crosses and at the end, it is how we carry our own cross and extend our helping hand to others who are heavily burdened with theirs that matters. That when the time comes and we face our creator, we will then be asked what we have done to our precious life and that what will count is not how much we have produced and collected in life but rather, how much we have shared this GIFT to others.  


27 December 2019

Saying Goodbye to 2019

          Saying goodbye is sometimes a difficult thing to do especially if we cherish those memories that go along with the event. And as we almost end the month of December now, maybe it is beneficial for us to think about how the year 2019 pass through. 

          What have we achieved so far during the course of this year? How did we spend most of our time month by month? Were we
generous enough to share our precious moment most notably with the special people in our life? Or where we were merely focused on things, activities, and others which were important to us and no one else? Let us rethink about all those moments and reflect on how could we possibly improve during the coming year. 

          When we close the door of this year 2019, let us welcome with much energy the new year 2020 and grateful to the chance of embracing another year, let us all say goodbye to the year that has been and with open arms and hearts, welcome the new year with much love and awe. 


26 December 2018

The Trait of Generosity

          Being unselfish is one of those positive traits in life that we must continuously practice and share with others especially with the young generation. The recent times is a very challenging for all parents. With the emergence of today's modern technologies,  there is a need  for them to display to their kids the trait of generosity for them to learn what is it all about. 

          When they start to explore the world of modern gadgets and begin to use them like ipod, cell phone, tablet etc. the risk of them developing less the idea of being generous is inevitable. It is but common nowadays that wherever you go, kids as young as 1 year old and up start to explore already these gadgets. 
                                                                         Photo by Jarrett Kow on Unsplash
And when they learn to manipulate them, the more time that they need to play with them. Consequently they gradually create their own virtual world thus denying themselves the opportunity to cherish playing time with other kids like them.

          Therefore, the challenge now to bring them to the normal world wherein they can and able to share their time with their peers is clear. The adults like the parents need to monitor this reality making it sure that time spent by kids on modern gadgets is balanced with their time for interaction with the world. And this task has to be a priority for them if they dream of having kids who grow in harmony and who learn how to balance their time.



28 January 2018

Time To Move On

          Reading the news everyday and watching them online or on television, we can notice that nowadays, several cases of shattered relationships are on the rise. And this could make us reflect that some things in life do need to be urgently fixed before it will be too late. Others are merely showing faces of impartiality while some are courageous enough to hold on to their plight and claim a balance. 

          Somehow, the biggest pitfall in life is when we fall down and not being able to stand up. We all have moments of failures and they come in various forms. Let be in ourselves not appear as so pathetic to others.
Further at the end of the day, it would come back to us whether we will decide to move on with our life or chose the other way around. Obviously anybody would say that the best option is to move on from any negative aspect in life but in reality, this is a challenging option to do so.

          However, if we are firm and determine to get up from every failure then at the end, we could also cherish the positive fruits of such labour. Let us not stay falling on the ground, rather we should have the courage to stand up, face the world and move on


4 October 2017

This Education Called LIFE

          Have you ever wondered what exactly happened to our life? As we journey through life, let us then take a break every now and then in order to reflect on our past events. As we do that, we can realise that it is as if we are reading a book- the book of our life. With that reflection,  we should always be glad to be active participants of such journey. As we wake up each day, fresh and new learnings embrace us and they could help us proceed with our own development. 

          On the other hand, there is no such limit and boundary over our learnings. It only takes our commitment to participate fully in this journey which expect us to make a difference in our life. One noteworthy
in life is when we share our various giftedness with each other. As we go on with our everyday learnings, we also grow in our awareness over life's excellent stories. 

          As one writer would tell us, he said that " Self-education is, I firmly believe that the only kind of education there is." -Isaac Asimov.  One way or the other, we could agree with Isaac and that as we enter each day, we as a result start to learn new things that contribute colours to this wonderful journey. Numerous people have joined us in this journey most notably those significant others in our life. 

          Hence, as we go on with this trip called LIFE, may we also unceasingly reflect on Isaac's words above and let us be the best persons that we can be. As such, all of us can become agents of joy and growth for others. 


26 August 2017

Life as a Basketball Game

          As I watched a basketball game between two opposing teams, I could not help but also reflect on life as a basketball game itself.  And just like any team in a basketball game, here are my observations in life being compared to it:

a. different positions-center, forward, guard, etc. these are the different positions in a basketball game. And in life, we ought to play various roles in one way or the other. And in order for one to be effective on any of this role, he needs to acquaint himself with all the roles and responsibilities that this role requires. In life, we also need to know what then are our various roles in the different areas we are in such as the family, community, workplace, society. Being knowledgeable on our very own "SELF" allows us to effectively play our respective roles.

b. teamwork- a very essential ingredient in the game of basketball. Teamwork brings the team to the road of success. That's exactly what we need in life- we ought to have that good teamwork with others especially with our loved ones. And we will only succeed in this one if we are able to understand others on both ends- meaning both in their good and bad sides of life.
c. cohesion- as a result of teamwork, we can expect a cohesion within the team and this is exactly will happen to life when we experience a smooth sailing relationship with others close to us and also those outside of our inner circles. Each day then becomes an interesting page to life's chapter- full of surprises and wonderful moments.

d. coach- finally to mould all the talents in a basketball team, it requires a learned and a magnificent coach to combine, discover and develop the individual talent of each member. Hence the coach plays such an important role- to monitor and make it sure that each member is playing according to the standards of the team.

In life, we also need cooperate to our coach- our Lord Above- who knows exactly our strengths and weaknesses. We can't just keep on playing the game of life but somehow, in any stage of it, we need to reflect and listen to the instructions of our Heavenly Coach. 

Hence, when we know how to incorporate all these factors, just like in any basketball game, we will also trek the positive side of life journey.


29 June 2017

What's Up for the Holiday Season

          Starting next week, school kids will have their two- week holidays. They are all now excited to spend this school break in plenty of plans like camping, a trip to the snow, visiting museums, and others. And amidst all these hectic schedules and plans for the school break, we are caught up, at times, in our everyday endeavours with all the demands and challenges of such a season. Yet when we come to our loved ones, we should unceasingly remind ourselves to endow to them the best of everything. 

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         In my own way, I want my kid to remember the value of sharing on this holiday season. Indeed I want him to appreciate lots of joy in the element of sharing. As a father to this five year old so loveable boy,  I always want him to relive with others the feeling of being so wonderful when he is able to share his presence, time, toys and everything with them. The idea of sharing goes beyond one's limitations such as physical, social, psychological and others. When we can muster sufficient courage to embrace our limitations then continue to share ourselves to others, I believe that such thing counts as one of those essential things in life. 

          Hence, try to spend a little while to think your own particular way of spending the holiday season with your kids. Be able to share with others especially your time for there is nothing that can replace it even all the latest gadgets we have nowadays.