Crime In The City?

Posted on Sep 03, 2010 in Bing, Life, New Zealand

It’s time. We are leaving New Zealand. And will be moving to another country. I’m not going to say where we are going yet until it becomes official, but my family and some of my friends have been informed. Most of them were concerned that we were moving to a country that is notorious for its high crime rates. Their concerns got me feeling uncertain. I googled about it and what I read made me feel worse! Yet we are also talking about one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It’s a place that I know will keep me and my camera very busy, probably with my jaws wide open and hanging on my chest too. So, refusing to feel fearful even before I step into the country, I googled on it again and this time, I...

Hope.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 in Bing, Life, New Zealand

I love the silver linings behind the dark clouds. And the sun rays that squeeze their way through those thick intimidating clouds to cast a glow on the waters. It fills my heart with hope. Darkness doesn’t stay forever.. sunshine will come again....

Life Is Not Perfect.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 in Bing, Life

Ok, I’ll admit it. I am a control freak. My biggest wish in life would be to have a say in every single thing in my life. Everything would then fall completely in place and according to my plan. I wish. In reality, so many things in life are beyond my control. We are raised to set ourselves goals. To work hard to meet those goals. We are taught to persevere and never give up. We are raised to plan, strategise and move in a specific direction. What we are never taught until we are almost close to going mad, is how NOT to bite onto something like a mad dog, refusing to let go. And THAT is one lesson I badly need to learn. I need to learn that life is not perfect, and I do not need...

Love is Forgiveness.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 in Bing, Life, Love ♥♥

I stumbled on this quote. What power has love but forgiveness? In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise? -William Carlos Williams   It made me think of the numerous fights that the hubby and I have had. And some of them have been really dramatic and serious. But no matter how hard we fight, there will always be forgiveness and we will always move on. By its intervention, what has been done can be undone. The greatest power of our love is our forgiveness for each other. Whenever I am angry with him, I will also remember that this is the man who would do such silly things with me, like stand by the highway on a dark lonely night to take such photos. The same man who...

The Art of Speaking.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010 in Bing, Life

I saw this in my Chinese physician’s office and was amused. Amazing amount of wisdom in a small picture frame. It’s something I strive to do better every day. Here’s the English translation – The Art of Speaking. Matters that are urgent: Speak slowly. Matters that are small: Speak with humor. Matters that did not happen: Don’t need to speak. Matters that hurt others: Do NOT speak. Matters that are happy: Speak in the appropriate circumstances. Other people’s matters : Speak with care. The elders’ matters: Listen more and speak less. The children’s matters: Speak with guidance. Big matters: Speak clearly and precisely. Matters you have no confidence in: Speak cautiously. Matters that you cannot do or deliver: Don’t anyhow say. Unhappy matters: Find the right person to talk to. Sad matters: Don’t start talking about it every time...

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